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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Happy Bunny Sez...

Cross posted from Miss Beth's Victory Dance here.
Lately it seems as if BHO is extremely thin skinned, irritable, argumentative, and self centered. No matter what is said, or by whom, he thinks it's all about him. No matter what happens in the news, he again thinks it's all about him or a perfect time to pimp himself.

For example, Bush said this (and about damn time, too):
Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along. We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: "Lord, if I could only have talked to Hitler, all this might have been avoided." We have an obligation to call this what it is -- the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history. (Applause.)

BHO countered with this:
"It is sad that President Bush would use a speech to the Knesset on the 60th anniversary of Israel's independence to launch a false political attack," Obama said in a statement released to CNN by his campaign. "It is time to turn the page on eight years of policies that have strengthened Iran and failed to secure America or our ally Israel…."

"George Bush knows that I have never supported engagement with terrorists, and the president's extraordinary politicization of foreign policy and the politics of fear do nothing to secure the American people or our stalwart ally Israel," Obama's statement said.
Lieberman said this:
"President Bush got it exactly right today when he warned about the threat of Iran and its terrorist proxies like Hamas and Hezbollah. It is imperative that we reject the flawed and na├»ve thinking that denies or dismisses the words of extremists and terrorists when they shout “Death to America” and “Death to Israel,” and that holds that—if only we were to sit down and negotiate with these killers—they would cease to threaten us. It is critical to our national security that our commander-in-chief is able to distinguish between America’s friends and America’s enemies, and not confuse the two.”
McCain said this:
"Yes, there have been appeasers in the past, and the president is exactly right, and one of them is Neville Chamberlain. I believe that it’s not an accident that our hostages came home from Iran when President Reagan was president of the United States. He didn’t sit down in a negotiation with the religious extremists in Iran, he made it very clear that those hostages were coming home.'’

Asked if he thought Mr. Obama was an appeaser — the Democratic candidate has said he would be willing to meet with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran — Mr. McCain sidestepped and said, “I think that Barack Obama needs to explain why he wants to sit down and talk with a man who is the head of a government that is a state sponsor of terrorism, that is responsible for the killing of brave young Americans, that wants to wipe Israel off the map, who denies the Holocaust. That’s what I think Senator Obama ought to explain to the American people.'’

BHO countered with this:
"That was frustrating enough," he said of Bush's words. "Then John McCain gives a speech. He gave a speech in the morning where he talked about the need for civility in our politics. He talked about elevating the tone in our country ... Not an hour later,  he turned around and embraced George Bush's attacks on Democrats. He jumped on a call with a bunch of bloggers and said that I wasn’t fit to protect this nation that I love."

McCain "accused me of not being fit to protect this nation — a nation my grandfather served in World War II — a nation that’s given me everything that I have," Obama said, then pivoted to attack Bush and McCain on a series of issues: Iraq; the survival of Osama bin Laden's and Al Qaeda's leadership; Iran's strength; and Hamas' and Hezbollah's ascendancy.
And on and on.

Today, Sen. Ted Kennedy was taken to the hospital with stroke like symptoms and it was later determined to be at least two seizures.  Now, I'm not Kennedy's largest fan.  However, unlike those on the left who wished Nancy Reagan would DIE, who rejoiced when Ronnie did die and who held parties over Ronnie's Alzheimer's diagnosis, I don't wish the man ill.  I do think this would be a wonderful opportunity for him to retire with dignity, though.

This is BHO's "response":
...told reporters he has "been in contact with the [Kennedy] family."

"They are in our thoughts and prayers," Obama said. "As I have said many times before, Ted Kennedy is a giant in American political history. He has done more for health care of others than just about anybody in history and so we are going to be rooting for him. And I insist on being optimistic about how it's going to turn out."
He just had to get in his little stump speech, didn't he?  He couldn't even leave it alone; someone else was getting the attention he felt he should be getting. What he was really saying was this:

Reminds me of another democrat who whines when he doesn't get the spotlight-"BJ Clinton".  It seems both suffer from ADD--Adulation Deficit Disorder.