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Balzheimers Disease

Dick Cheney and Karl Rove suffer from an illness that gives them the balls to attack the Obama administration.


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Oh, how I'd loved to have heard that exchange in person.




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An Untold Story

Karl Rove merchant of truth.




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Wisdom From The Brew

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September 14, 2007
Passing the Buck
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Given their catastrophic performance in Iraq, it is kind of bizarre to realize that for forty years the one issue that Republicans could always count on in national elections has been national security. Every single Republican since World War Two has run on national security, and every single one who managed to win can thank the issue for their time in the Oval Office. It is, without question, their bread and butter play. Sadly, no matter how badly they’ve botched the job, nothing has ever seemed to shake American’s faith that the Republicans are the party best able to defend the Country. Until now. Which is why the Republicans can’t lose the war in Iraq.

An observer might argue that the Republicans have already lost the Iraq war. But as weird as it seems, the war the Republicans are fighting isn’t in Iraq, and it never has been. The war the Republicans are fighting is here in America, and it is for the minds of the American public. Republicans are fighting this war as though their lives depended on the outcome, because it does.

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The Last Laugh

Karl Rove highlights the hypocrisy of the Bush Administration.




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Give War a Plan, Fat Chance




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Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld Think You're Stupid

It looks like George and Company are finally losing their last bit of support Thomas Friedman writes in the New York Times today. Insulting Our Troops, and Our Intelligence
George Bush, Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld think you’re stupid. Yes, they do.

They think they can take a mangled quip about President Bush and Iraq by John Kerry — a man who is not even running for office but who, unlike Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney, never ran away from combat service — and get you to vote against all Democrats in this election.

Every time you hear Mr. Bush or Mr. Cheney lash out against Mr. Kerry, I hope you will say to yourself, “They must think I’m stupid.” Because they surely do. . .

Everyone says that Karl Rove is a genius. Yeah, right. So are cigarette companies. They get you to buy cigarettes even though we know they cause cancer. That is the kind of genius Karl Rove is. . .

through sheer incompetence — brought us to a point in Iraq that was not inevitable but is now unwinnable.

Let Karl know that you think this is a critical election, because you know as a citizen that if the Bush team can behave with the level of deadly incompetence it has exhibited in Iraq — and then get away with it by holding on to the House and the Senate — it means our country has become a banana republic.

Cross-X

Cross-X, Joe Miller's amazing story of an inner city school chronicles the challanges faced by Kansas City Central High School students and how debate and a teacher named Jane Rhinehart, changed their lives. Ebony Rose, Antion Lewis, Brandon Dial, and Marcus Leach are the stars. Their stories are the glue that keeps the story real, a story of race, class, and education. The story is also one of how a journalist and author Joe Miller, becomes part of the story he's covering, a part he still plays. Cross-X brought back fond memories of my years of high-school debate. The United Nations, Federal Aid to Education, and a Common Market for the Western Hemisphere were the issues then. Since then competitive debate has changed, the topics are similar but the form has changed, it's faster. Cross-examination between the standard arguments, and speed reading of the arguments and evidence are new to the game. In short less rhetoric more facts.

I debated at Olympus High School in Salt Lake City in the early sixties. I knew that Karl Rove attended Olympus a few years later, but found through reading Cross-X that he also debated, not surprising I suppose. He was even then pushing the limits, relying on deception as much as skill. The story is that Karl brought tubs full of files with thousands of evidence cards, more than any of his opponents. Was it just better research and harder work by Karl, nah, the story is that most of the cards were blank and he brought them just to intimidate opponents. It illustrates the cardinal point that knowing how to debate doesn't guarantee honesty, but it certainly is useful in detecting such behavior in others. The book is a good read, entertaining, educational, and inspiring.

A Fucking Faith Based Thing

"Just get me a fucking faith based thing."—Karl Rove. How sad, the faithheads are being used. I suppose that's what happens when your belief in the President's word is also faith based. The book Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction by David Kuo


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Republicans, Torture Party

The Daily Brew
September 25, 2006
Chance of a Lifetime

I realize that the entire leftwing blogosphere is apoplectic because
Democrats failed to even participate in the deal cut last Thursday
allowing Bush to torture people. I don’t see why. I am probably too
optimistic, but I think Rove has finally outsmarted himself.

For years Democrats (including myself) have bitched and moaned that GOP
talking points fit neatly onto bumper stickers, while it takes a thirty
page white paper with 200 footnotes to explain the Democratic
alternative. For once, the shoe is on the other foot. The GOP has
given us the opportunity to make the Republicans the Torture Party. We
ought to run with it.

Every time Bush has squarely addressed the issue, he has denied that
“we” torture people. That tells me two things. First, it tells me
that Bush is lying. I saw the pictures from Abu Gharib. Bush is
definitely in the torture business. Second, and almost as important,
it tells me that the word “torture” doesn’t poll well for Rove. So if
you keep calling Bush a torturer, he will have to keep denying it. So
lets do it.

For Anne Coulter and Michelle Malkin, the fact that Bush is morphing
into Josef Mengele is a plus, but we are not getting the pro-torture
votes anyway. For all the normal folks whose sense of morality forces
Bush to deny he tortures people, this debate is a gift from God.

Is there a better sound bite than “I oppose torture”? Is there an
easier thing to say than “I am not going to vote for this bill.
Torture is immoral.

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