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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Rip Rap

Bush discovers his broken economy, blames homeowners and growth

AlterNet Excerpt:
Curry: You don't agree with that? Has nothing do with the economy, the war? The spending on the war?
Bush: I don't think so. I think actually, the spending on the war might help with jobs.
Curry: Oh, yeah?
Bush: Yeah, because we're buying equipment, and people are working. I think this economy is down because we built too many houses."
Bush said spending on the war is good for the economy, jobs, etc. Why is that money any different than the money he wants to put back in our pockets with tax cuts?
GOP Saving Rezko/Obama For Nomination Surprise
John Kass Excerpt:
The Republican Party should be eagerly lining up for this week's federal corruption trial in Chicago of Barack Obama's personal real estate fairy, Tony Rezko, the way a baseball team lines up to smack fat fastballs from a tired pitcher. But the Republicans aren't swinging. They're keeping their bats on their shoulders.
Why is this? Because the GOP fears Hillary Clinton, that's why. They are clearly holding back their smear machine all the while watching HRC take shots from all sides.
Rush Limbaugh acknowledges he is told to go soft on Obama
Chicago Tribune excerpt
“As you probably know, we're getting all kinds of memos from the RNC, saying not to be too critical there. Mark MacKinnon of McCain's campaign says he'll quit if they get critical over Obama… -- Rush Limbaugh
“I think that Michelle Obama is seething over the attacks that the Clintons have made against her husband...

“I think this was Michelle Obama with a womb-to-womb frontal attack on Hillary Clinton, and I think Hillary Clinton is seething. -- Rush Limbaugh, famous bigot, sexist and liar

Local GOP Paper Not Included In "Go Soft" on Obama Memo

This is clearly reflected by our local Janesville Messenger in today’s edition. Here, the hardcore right-wing paper apparently was not included in the RNC talking points memo Limbaugh alludes to, and does a frame-up job to destroy Hillary Clinton with a divisive question and comments from local folks. Then proceeds to rip into Obama in their editorial with a combination of below-the-belt punches. The editorial titled ‘Obama avoids media scrutiny” brings up the Rezko/Obama connection, among others.
JM Editorial Excerpt:
Obama will have to explain his long friendship with a felon, or more precisely, his association with a felon’s money.
That’s easy to wiggle out of. Just follow the script laid out by Rep. Paul Ryan and donate the dirty money to the local Boys and Girls Club. Of course Baracko, if you did nothing wrong, keep it.

But the paper also connected Obama to suspected terrorists, terrorist sympathizers, racists and anti-Semites. Eventually connecting Obama for the deeds of others simply by guilt through association.

Editorial article not available on Web.
O’Reilly Still Careless About Al-Qaeda In Iraq
News Hounds Article

On his Fox “News” show, Bill O’Reilly said Obama should be careful when he says Al-Qaeda was not in Iraq until Bush and company invaded in March of 2003. For proof, he showed a clip of George Tenet saying that Al-Zarqawi "showed up" in Baghdad in May 2002, but failed to point out that Al-Zarqawi was not connected to Al-Qaeda until he publicly swore allegiance to the group in late 2004.
Is Bush Drinking Again?
JG Excerpt:
On one issue particularly worrisome to American consumers, there are indications that paying $4 for a gallon of gasoline is not out of the question once the summer driving season arrives. Asked about that, Bush said “That’s interesting. I hadn’t heard that. ... I know it’s high now.”
How could the President of this here United States, say he hasn’t heard of the possibility of $4 gasoline. He must be drunk. Of course this doesn't surprise anyone, but for the sake of surrendering the benefit of the doubt to him - WHERE HAS HE BEEN?!


Anonymous said...

todays gazette had a nice example of their local stories about the resale shops in janesville without any apparent self-serving or political interests you accuse them of. why don't you write about that?

Lou Kaye said...

Hmmm. You must be referring to the story that begins with a title and sub-title that casts a negative economic demeanor and questioning overtone to their mere existence. You're right, this is a nice example of the Gazette's work.

nailgunner said...

"W" was the #1 response in two elections, Where have the voters been?

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