21 April 2008

Monday Monday

As promised, Lugo wins in Paraguay as opponent concedes.

I knew the New York Times must still be useful for something beyond emergency toilet paper and packaging cushion for breakables. For example, Sunday's story on the Pentagon's stable of propagandists disguised as military experts.

Item #395379 that shouldn't surprise anyone this election season.

"Moveon.org endorsed Obama -- which is like a gusher of money that never seems to slow down," Clinton said to a meeting of donors. "We have been less successful in caucuses because it brings out the activist base of the Democratic Party. MoveOn didn't even want us to go into Afghanistan. I mean, that's what we're dealing with. And you know they turn out in great numbers. And they are very driven by their view of our positions, and it's primarily national security and foreign policy that drives them. I don't agree with them. They know I don't agree with them. So they flood into these caucuses and dominate them and really intimidate people who actually show up to support me."
Oh, those hippies with the plaid and the patchouli and the not mass-murdering brown people! Can't live with 'em, can't (always) sucker 'em into backing your faux-populist imperial rights campaign. In the ranting, Clinton apparently couldn't be bothered to accurately portray MoveOn.org's position on Afghanistan (they didn't have one). These remarks are especially ironic considering the group takes its name from its genesis as an email activist list lobbying Congress to "move on" from the impeachment hearings of Bill Clinton 10 years ago.

I tells ya and I tells ya that this is the real side of Clinton/DLC politics. Now maybe you'll be a little more inclined to believe me.

Love this picture (h/t here from here)

Reminds me of another George Carlin quip on pro-lifers; "Conservatives want live babies so they can grow up to be dead soldiers."