John McCain gets a little grumpy when we go a few days without the sweet sound of American bombs falling on foreign soil. Hence the calls to start bombing Syria.
You gotta love Repubs for daring to bash Obama for his foreign policy. After a Bush presidency where we started 2 ill-fated wars and ruined America’s reputation overseas, I find it a bit ridiculous for Republicans to bash the foreign policy of a Obama administration that has overseen the fall of Bin Laden and Gaddafi and conducted a daring hostage rescue in the past 12 months. But of course Republicans won’t let little things like facts stand in their way, and so as always, Republicans are tripping over themselves to make themselves sound as hawkish as possible.
Just in the last couple of days, we’ve heard calls from John McCain to bomb Syria. Mitt Romney, he of zero foreign policy experience, says HE would stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb. Rick Santorum also says that HE would be “tougher” than Obama when it comes to Iran.
What the hell is with (again, my wife’s phrase) “hairy old white men” and the need to thump their chests and act like warmongers? Particularly, REPUBLICAN hairy old white men? DO these idiots REALLY think it’s a great idea to start another war in the Middle East? Look at what happened in Afghanistan after we accidentally burned a few Korans. 10 years of “nation-building” in Afghanistan were jeopardized. We’ve had troops on the ground in the Middle East for FAR too long. Iraq wanted us out. Afghanistan wants us out. If we follow McCain’s suggestion to bomb Syria, or if we start an aerial campaign against Iran’s nuclear facilities, all hell breaks loose in the Middle East. But I’ve come to believe there are a certain group of “hairy old white men” who are never happy unless America is bombing the hell out of someone.
The Obama administration has done quite well in the foreign policy arena. The Obama administration has a lot more information at their disposal, they know what’s happening behind the scenes. They also know what a complete and utter disaster it would be for America to start another Middle East war. Do us a favor, Repub “experts” in foreign policy. Stop acting as if you could magically cure what ails the Middle East, and stick to blubbering about OTHER things you know nothing about, such as gas prices or contraception.
Posted in Hairy Old White Men, Politics
Tagged Afghanistan, foreign, hairy old white men, Iran, iraq, Israel, John McCain, Middle East, Mitt Romney, nuclear, policy, Rick Santorum, war, weapon
Ah, Rush. Just a short 12 hours ago I honored you with the “Scum of the week”. It only took a few hours for you to build on your resume, and strengthen your position as a leading weekly candidate for the Scum of the Week. Perhaps I should just skip right to making him a permanent Scum of the Week.
After calling Georgetown student Sandra Fluke “a slut” and “a prostitute”, for daring (Gasp!) to testify that womens’ contraception should be covered, today, Limbaugh came out with the following lovely line on his show.
“So Miss Fluke, and the rest of you Feminazis, here’s the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex. We want something for it. We want you post the videos online so we can all watch.”
Pretty hilarious coming from a man who was detained at the Palm Beach airport a couple of years ago for having Viagra in his bag with another man’s name on the prescription. Considering that there is evidently no controversy from these “hairy old white men” (again, one of my favorites lines from my wife) about insurance COVERING that Viagra for their own, uh, shortcomings, doesn’t someone think it’s a wee bit hypocritical to harp on women for wanting contraceptives covered? Or is that it Rush? Having a wee little (hah) problem? Taking out your wee little problem on women in general?
Are Republicans in general just hell-bent on losing every woman’s vote come November? Now not only are the candidates sticking their foot in their collective mouths regarding women’s rights, but the right-wing talking heads are doing the same.
Thank god Limbaugh’s “Feminazis” have the FINAL say this November, with their VOTE.
Posted in Hairy Old White Men, Politics, Scum Of The Week
Tagged birth control, contraception, contraceptive, coverage, feminazi, insurance, pill, Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke, sex, video
DO NOT FEAR, woman citizen of the United States!! These "hairy old white men" (my wife's phrase) have your back!! The GOP holds a committee hearing on Obama's contraceptives decree, and somehow forgets to invite women to the discussion.
God it’s good to be a liberal right now, and watch the increasingly radicalized GOP self-destruct. After vehement (and largely phony) outrage over the last week regarding Obama’s decision to force coverage of contraception for certain groups, Republicans have certainly TRIED to make it an issue to focus on for the campaign. Somehow, having the insurance companies themselves pay for contraceptives coverage is Obama trying to “destroy Catholicism” (something Gingrich says Obama will start doing as soon as he’s re-elected)? Given how all of the GOP issues they were banking on for the fall election are melting away (economy, Obama’s ratings, foreign policy, etc.), this is what they’re left with.
It’s been wonderful watching how incredibly inept the GOP has been though, in trying to make this a major campaign issue. Just hearing Santorum or any Santorum backer speak on the issue is enough to warm the heart of any liberal hoping for an Obama re-election. Thursday, the GOP-led House ratcheted it up a notch, holding a Congressional hearing on the Obama contraceptive issue.
The problem? The five panelists invited to participate in the hearing? ALL MEN. The House Committee driving the panel? Very heavily male. This fiasco of a Committee hearing has certainly been getting a lot of play in the media and in the blogosphere, particularly from groups that support women’s rights.
I thought it was a very gutsy move for Obama to make last week, knowing he was up for re-election, yet following his heart and pushing for fair coverage for contraceptives. I shuddered when I first saw the (fake) outrage from the right, knowing immediately they were going to try to make it a major campaign issue.
I should have known better. As inept as the GOP is right now, I should have KNOWN they would take a potential campaign theme, a potential strength, and screw it up and turn it into a major liability for them come November. Did any of these “Hairy old white men” (my wife’s phrase when hearing about this) REALLY think it was a good idea to hold a congressional committee hearing on the issue, but largely leave women out of the discussion???
Well-played, GOP!! Once again, you’ve got Obama’s re-election team laughing at your bumbling.
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Tagged birth control, Congress, congressional, contraception, contraceptive, GOP, hearing, male, men, obama, religion, republican, women