I don't understand why Liz Cheney would think that tough talk to the press is more effective in dealing with terroist threats than actually sending out our National Security professionals to deal with the problem. I don't understand why our loyal opposition is so concerned with smashing President Obama in the face of this latest threat to our national security. It's his fault? Puhleez! Are the loyal opposition actively hoping for a more substantial attack on our citizens in order to accomplish their stated political goal of regaining power? It sure looks like it from here.
I don't understand why Michael Steele thinks hypocrisy doesn't matter. His "honest injun" remarks, his "What up?" web site, His "this brotha' is still here" remark, are all ok. Harry Reid's remark about "Negro dialect," "biracial" and "light skin" are racist and cause for him to resign?
I don't understand why Republicans cry "double standard" comparing Trent Lott supporting the presidential candidacy of a strident racist, Strom Thurmond, and saying that Harry Reid's "inelegant" support of President Obama is the same thing. Joan Walsh of Salon.com sums it up nicely here.
Besides: We have much bigger problems, as a party and as a nation, than the reasons a powerful 70-year-old white politician endorsed Barack Obama for president. Let's get serious here.
I don't understand why the Republicans insist on playing by separate rules in the political arena. One would think that they live in an alternate political universe, one that they alone inhabit. Wing Nut World is a well worn cliche by now, but seeing this kind of commentary in the news on a Monday morning drives it home. I get it. Republicans think they can win if they "stay on message." Never mind the "Zombie Lies" and the blatant intentional hypocrisy. They just think they can win. Period. We'll see......
Just one more thought....
Rep. Gresham Barrett (R-SC) is using his "common sense" again by reintroducing the STEP legislation.
In light of these unfortunate facts, I intend to introduce legislation that will enhance our national security through
(really stupid)common sense changes to our current immigration laws. The STEP Act of 2010 bars the admission of aliens from countries designated as State Sponsors of Terrorism [...]
He's gonna keep us safe, especially in light the recent attacks in Detroit and at Fort Hood by "amending the Immigration and Nationality Act to ban immigrants from Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Yemen and Syria from ever stepping foot in the U.S." Whew.... I feel safer already... That good ole common sense. Oops.. What's going to happen to the million Iranians already here? Do I hear shouts of "Deport Andre Agassi!" or "Pierre Omidyar is a terroist." (but I LIKE ebay!) That good ole common sense, may we be kept safe from it always....