Today, at the succinct and smart conservative/libertarian Legal Insurrection website, we are the “Blog Of The Day”. Today at the New York Times a not smart Bill Clinton article, of the type we have repeatedly “refudiated”, has a smart remark from a Republican explaining why the Republican party “mounted no counterattack” as Bill Clinton campaigns this year – “People have respect for him.” Last week Rush Limbaugh joined the NObama Coalition of Hillary Supporters, Tea Party members, Republicans and Independents.
“Republicans and conservatives who want to defeat Obama need allies and evidence to make their case against Obama. They have a powerful weapon. She’s called Hillary Clinton.”
In that article we advised that every time the “racist” card was played the response should be “you called Hillary Clinton a racist too and nobody believes you. Every attack from Obama thugs should be parried with “you said/did that against Hillary too and we you were wrong then and you are wrong now”. We cited conservative Andrea Tantaros who smartly responded to attacks by Obama thugs by playing the Hillary Clinton card. Our advice was simple and deadly:
“Republicans and Conservatives should take a clue from Ms Tantaros – utilize the history of the 2008 primaries and what was done to Hillary Clinton to expose the intolerant bullies who pose as progressives.”
In 2008 we warned Republicans and conservatives who chortled gleefully as Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton were “racists” that the same tactics deployed against Hillary and her 18 million voters would be deployed against them too. That warning was not heeded and the laughter continued.
It's a real shame that so many people took so long to stop snorting the Kool-Aid. We could have had Hillary as president. Imagine how much better the country would be right now. You know she would have first addressed the economy.
She wouldn't have wasted all that time on health care giveaways to big business. The smart thing to do would have been to have dropped Medicare to the age of 40 and raised the child portion -- child health care -- up to 24. That would have covered most of the population and then it would have been easier to argue for the 24 to 40 age group and get them covered.
But we got Barack instead. The male model who never did any work his entire life.
Al Jazeera reports:
Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, has called on the US and Iraq to investigate allegations of detainee abuse revealed by WikiLeaks.
The whistle-blower WikiLeaks website released nearly 400,000 American military documents on Friday. Many of these documents included reports of serious abuse by Iraqi forces and also showed that US troops did not intervene to stop the violence in many cases.
Pillay said on Tuesday that the information adds to "concerns that serious breaches of international human rights law have occurred in Iraq."
He urged US and Iraq to prosecute all those responsible for the torture and unlawful killings.
Some of the documents released on Friday contain accounts of Iraqi forces abusing Iraqi prisoners and the US military not investigating those instances.
We need an investigation. And why is that it's easy to believe that if Bush were still occupying the White House the silent 'left' like The Nation, The Progressive, et al would suddenly find their voices and be screaming for an investigation?
An e-mail asked if I noted that there were even more Netflix titles available for streaming? Yes, I did. Woody Allen's "Bananas" is now available, Tuesday Weld's "Lord Love A Duck" is now available, season two of "Parks and Recreation" and there are many more. They keep adding titles which is great. Oh, "Gilda Live" is available. Gilda Radner's live play.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"