This was a good article that addressed one of the concerns I mentioned - Syria. We get it -- No rush to judgement because of Bush's rush to war in Iraq. The other good thing in the article was Biden speaking of the Chinese killing the planet with coal-fired plants. I've been pushing that point around here for over four years. Biden was short on specifics on how to motivate the Chinese to more expensive alternate fuels. The truth is that in Asia life is cheap and people dieing due to pollution is a secondary consideration to a revolution against the Communist Party for not delivering the economic goods.
The gist of the article seems to be to lend Biden some weight when it comes to his relationship with Obama and Biden being the natural successor to a vastly popular president. The problem I see is that Biden is a whitebread kind of guy that is not going to "pull the underclass out of their apartments" to vote. Make no mistake, without a huge turnout of households with small combined incomes the Democrats have very little chance to retake the White House.
If Hillary runs in 2016 it once again energizes the base of the party to do something never done before -- elect a woman for president. She doesn't excite me at all but I think she would do as a president and if being a woman is the way in for a Democrat for another 8 years then I'm all for it.
By the way Parkas, thanks for mentioning the sequester and it's effect on the military not being high priority. The Pentagon, along with their buddies at Raytheon, General Dynamics and Grumman (among others) know very well which weapons programs can be cut without the least bit of damage to our military preparedness. The days of profligate spending on redundant weapons systems is over!
Bottom line though is that Biden is a good guy. He wouldn't be a bad president.
Thanks for the tip on the Biden article. Will see if I can give it a read today ot tomorrow.
I think the sequestration will leave a blemish on his record as well. I got a call from my delegates here in MD regarding the cuts in military spending, and I told them to stick it where the sun doesn't shine. There are more important infrastructures in America than weapons of mass destruction, and I ain't talkin' 'bout no terrorists neither.
Speaking of the Obama administration, did you read the latest issue of 'Rolling Stone'? There's a really good interview with Joe Biden in there I think you might like. And I agree with you wholeheartedly that we have to admit when there are problems with the team we backed with our vote, moreso than those who didn't
In an administration that has been remarkably free of sleeze, the current three scandals embroiling Obama didn't have to happen and are a measure of bureaucratic stupidity:
1) IRS going after conservatives
2) AG's Office getting phone taps on 500 AP reporters
3) Benghazi (primarily motivated to be a preemptive strike against Billary in 2016 by conservatives)
If you want to add Obama's lack of resolve in backing moderates fighting el-Assad in Syria starting at least a year ago and now revving up to be a major problem with the probable use of chemical weapons it would be a fair criticism.
Barak Obama has been a good and noble president and he has been defeated by perverse rules in the Senate requiring a super-majority to get anything done. It is a shame that he will piss away the rest of his administration dealing with these issues when there are so many more important things to be done.
Hey, if you back the guy majorly like me then you have to admit when there are problems.
That's the motto of every Leaf fan. I nearly fkn cried. I'm still in shock I think. For a team that dominated the better half of that series that was a epic collapse and a brutal way to lose. I'd rather they lost 8-0. Anyways.....it's over. I'll take the positives out of that series and hope for the best next season My wife and son are big Penguins fans so I think i'll jump on board with them. But really....I don't give a shit anymore.
Holly shit what a comeback, I didn't think they were going to take it. When i saw them pull tuukka with 2 minuutes left i thought why bother. Tell you honestly i thought the Leafs pretty much dominated the game, it took that extra man advantage to get the last two to tie it up. Now on to the next round against the Rangers.
Sorry PonchoBill there is allways next season.
i hate to love the leafs.
Up 4-1 in the last 10 mins of game 7 and they blow it. OT is about to start....back later.
So true. I never gave the Leafs much of a chance to win this series. Now that the Leafs are down to Bruins 3 to 1 in games i"d say they are pretty much screwed. The leafs will learn from this. Hockey is a game of cycles and i'm certain they will be a powerhouse team in a couple of years......It's been a long fkn time.
And he defeats Steven Colbert's sister, who was the democrat running against him. This is the guy who ran away to Argentina to cheat on his wife when he was governor of that state, without telling anybody!
There is no intelligent life (that votes) left in South Carolina. Of course, they still are fighting the civil war.
Though I'm trying hard to not comment on the news, I just couldn't let this one pass.