John McCain’s ‘Scorn and Disdain’

December 15, 2011

By Cole

And a Merry Christmas to him, too.

Obama’s finally putting a lid on Bush’s wrongheaded fiasco in Iraq, and Republicans are stomping their sour grapes. Apparently, squandering $1 trillion and killing 4,500 Americans and 100,000 Iraqis isn’t enough. The GOP wants more waste and bloodshed under its tree this Christmas.

On the final combat troop withdrawal, John McCain declared to the Senate, “I believe that history will judge this president’s leadership with the scorn and disdain it deserves.”

Yeah, like McCain’s stellar “leadership” when he unleashed that opportunistic nitwit, Sarah Palin, as his running mate. Three years later, she’s still spewing stupidity across the lower 48.

Republicans claim that Iraq is still so unstable, it will probably fall into Iran’s arms and stop being our friend.

Since we decided to shove democracy down its throat, when has Iraq ever been our friend? If Iraqis haven’t learned self-governance after nearly 9 years of hand-holding, what makes McCain think they’ll catch on if we stay 9 more — or 100?

Granted, facing reality is a real strain for Republicans, but the fact is that being a mess is the norm in the Middle East. We’ve watched them riot and depose murderous rulers they’ve tolerated for decades, only to end up going, “Ruh, roh! Now what?”

Even if Arab countries could fulfill their hearts’ desire and wipe out Israel, they’d probably just start picking fights with each other and escalate hostilities toward Christians, just for the fun of it. That region will NEVER be mini-America.

Nor should we want it to. Nearly half the U.S. is living in poverty or close to it, with little hope of escape.

Inadequate, unaffordable healthcare is steadily sucking the economy dry with NO end in sight, but Americans are in poorer health than those in most other industrialized nations.

Republicans have “scorn and disdain” for our black leader and try to keep him from accomplishing ANYTHING whenever they can.

Is that what McCain wants the Middle East to aspire to?

If they really do love this country so much and want to lead it again, McCain and his cronies would do better to stop deifying every wack-job who comes down the pike wanting Obama’s job, forget countries they can’t control, and start getting proactive about what CAN be fixed here at home.


Can Republicans Sink Sotomayor?

May 29, 2009

By Adele

Having Democrats back in charge has underwhelmed me so far, but it is fun to watch the Republicans flail, now that they lack the clout for obstruction. Take Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, for example.

Republicans have to tippy-toe in trashing this Latina judge for fear of alienating Hispanics, the fastest-growing voting bloc. Without conning Hispanics into voting for them, the neocons couldn’t pass laws to crush what they view as the scourge of Hispanics.

I heard someone say…

Sotomayor’s decisions are going to ruin the Supreme Court.

How? Because she’s female and Puerto Rican, does she get 2 votes that will always trump Thomas and Scalia? How can one justice “ruin” a 9-person court?

Sotomayor’s unpredictable. Her past rulings don’t indicate if she’s pro- or anti-business.

So what? Do we need another justice who’s never swayed by facts? They consider Sotomayor a dangerous wild card because her past verdicts have been based on the merits of each case. God forbid she should do her job instead of pander to special interests.

Republicans are losing sleep over the well-being of Big Business if the Supreme Court stops letting it steam-roll over the rights of individuals.

This comment Sotomayor made in a 2001 speech really has the good old boys in a sweat:

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”

There’s nothing wrong with a justice who interprets the law with empathy and compassion for fellow human beings. Justice may be blind, but it doesn’t need to be cruel.

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