Respite? … after the storm? There won’t be any. 6 November 2009Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, 2012 Re Election, Culture of Death, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, WAR!.
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I am still advocating for the little Capuchin monkey to take the WH Press Guy Job… with a series of pre-set signs. Add to the pile:
I don’t have the theoretical background to — to answer that… yada – bilge – bile – etc
I think about the scheisse pile in Ft Hood what I think about a lot of erupting violent crime that needed to be assessed early, better managed before it blew, nipped in the famous bud stage, etc. (Garrido/Dugard and Sowell/many – and others)… it is allowed to fester. A stressed and distressed population is a goal. And if the festering, sucking air wounds blow big.. someone somewhere is happy.
A long term side goal, at least by some elements in the country, is and has been race war. Will it ever blow? I have no idea.
Oh, and pretzel? Well, he fails at CinC (I don’t agree with every observation, but with the thrust of the article). Just my opinion. Hell, so did George the Second — where to start! Bill was a mess. IMO the Democrats still pay for Clinton having picked Cohen, a Republican, as SecDef. I think the last credible one was, maybe!, Stansfield Turner.
George the First, practically a drooling lunatic. Sold to us, though, as ”Old Aristocracy” (don’t make me laugh too hard!).. and ”Old China Hand”. He served all of 10 months in China straddling iirc two calendar years – Babs and the kids in Manhattan, it was his life time with the CIA that commended him to the job. It came out in the 1992 election that, from his own mouth, there are three versions of his War Time Heroics. Enuf said.
Reagan, the tag end of decades as a costumed, Max Factor’d propaganda prop, happily drafted to the Hard Right Wars. One more paying gig. Sadly, with better managed Optics. And a chronically vigilant, protective wife (she served him well).
But who’s counting in a losing game.
It – being a credible, walk-on, run-way worthy CinC – is not even a consideration for the job … not anymore, not that I can see. I am not at all surprised that Gates has gotten his H1N1 vaccination (as if I care) but Pretzel and Wife have not — don’t care about that either, it’s the optics and what is revealed. (Or, so the publicly told tale goes…)
The whole of the press briefing today is not up yet at WH.gov, but here is the entry at Political Punch.
TAPPER: Kind of a — a theoretical question, but what — at what point does an attack become considered a terrorist attack, even — even if it’s a domestic terrorist attack?
GIBBS: I don’t know that I would have the theoretical background to — to answer that. I would pose that to somebody at — at the FBI. But, again, I don’t know that we’re at a point yet where we fully understand motive.
TAPPER: OK. In terms of the House health care reform bill, right now one of the big logjams, as you know, has to do with abortion language and also has to do with whether or not illegal immigrants, undocumented workers can have access to the health insurance exchanges. Those are both issues that you have said from this podium, I think, that should have been settled, theoretically, because you said that the bill the president signs will not fund abortions, I believe, and…
GIBBS: The president said that.
TAPPER: The president said that. And you’ve said that the bill the president signs will not — illegal immigrants will not have access to health care…
TAPPER: … the health insurance exchanges. So why are they still debating this on Capitol Hill if the president has made his position as to what he’s going to sign clear?
GIBBS: Congress, obviously, is working through a process that will ultimately, we believe, before the end of the year get a bill to the president’s desk. I think there are still discussions going on, on both of these two issues up on Capitol Hill. While the president would like it, tomorrow will not be the final vote on a bill coming to his desk, but he sees tomorrow as an important step forward. He’ll go to Capitol Hill tomorrow to advocate for continuing that progress and passing in the House of Representatives a bill.
TAPPER: Well, I guess the question is, the people who are — have the — have the — have the Democrats who are urging a different position from the one that you and the president have stated about what the president will sign, have they not gotten the message? Has the president not conveyed to them what he wants in the bill sufficiently?
GIBBS: Well, as you mentioned, the president’s been clear about what he said, and I think those that — that have a different viewpoint than what the president might have, on either side of the aisle, are best to speak to their motives.
There is enough word around that Ob/WH just wants ”something” by the State of the Union, next year.
This WH seems very interested in big signs, displayed across the frontage. Hang a headline on the Plantation House: Pink ribbons, big ol’ spiders, green water in the fountains.
I suggest a sign that says, ‘Scuse us while we stumble, but we will be mumbling something about it very soon. Check back! Meanwhile: Vote for us!
Leave the sign up for the next occupant. Nobody decent would want the job.