I don’t think it’s news to many people that Karl Rove is one reason President Bush turned out to be such a stupid dick. The guy is more slimey than most slugs, and his demeanor proves it more times than not.
So it’s no surprise that Howard Dean and many spectators called Rove on his typical line of bullshit during a panel. One thing that made me laugh – watching a video of the exchange – is how Rove twists a fairly open statistic to meet his thick-headed view. There is a Gallop poll that shows that most Americans still consider themselves relatively “conservative” compared to being “moderate” or “liberal.” Look – I have a lot of conservative views, and support a few conservative policies, but I’m pretty sure I’m a moderate. There’s a fine line where conservative becomes moderate, and then another fine line where moderate becomes liberal. And a rather obscure Gallop poll doesn’t do anything to determine where that line is – which is important when considering Rove’s point. I still think that a lot of conservative people are closer to moderate than ultra-conservative, and that’s the people that voted for Obama.
And saying that Obama’s more liberal than centrist? That’s a line of bullshit I have yet to see proven, given we’re still in Iraq and Afghanistan, wiretapping is still happening, half of Bush’s executive orders are in place, and Obama isn’t working to overturn anti-gay legislature. I think Obama is bordering on being more conservative than most conservatives feel comfortable admitting (because their stubborn, wrong viewpoint of politics begins to break down).
I don’t know if Iran realizes this, but turning down Russia is not a good way to win their support. Right now, the only thing keeping the US from actually condemning them to death in the UN is Russia and China. I think their elitist attitude will change as Russia’s attitude towards them becomes more hostile.
Most of the Midwest got snow, but not Omaha. Rain, rain and more miserable rain. The only happy thought I get from this is that Exmoure is now buried up to his eyeballs in snow somewhere. Take that, you non-communicating wanker!!!
Being a father, shit like this bugs me. So much so that if I was there when this guy kicked the baby, they would have had to restrain me from knocking his ass out and then dropping him in the river somewhere. It royally pisses me off. Seriously, Nebraska – WTF is wrong with you and all the child abuse lately?