That the ELECTED might never form to themselves an interest
    separate from the ELECTORS, prudence will point out the
    propriety of having elections often.

    — Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776

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Horses, and bayonets, and liars, oh my!

Horses, and bayonets, and liars, oh my!

Who knew there was a worse option than Sarah Palin should the megalomaniac neocons induce that heartbeat?

The only path forward for our nation is the UTTER DESTRUCTIONof this Republican Party.
NOVEMBER 6, 2012  →  VOTE THEM INTO OBLIVION

Who knew there was a worse option than Sarah Palin should the megalomaniac neocons induce that heartbeat?



The only path forward for our nation is the UTTER DESTRUCTION
of this Republican Party.

NOVEMBER 6, 2012  →  VOTE THEM INTO OBLIVION

When they started talking about war and peace, specifically in Afghanistan, Ryan looked like a toddler trying to cross the Hindu Kush. He stammered. He vanished into his syntax. He gave Biden the chance to ask him if he preferred that American soldiers carry the fighting in the worst parts of the country rather than Afghan troops, a devastating comeback for which Ryan had no answer. He kept rambling about maintaining the country’s “credibility” until, if you closed your eyes, he started to sound like Robert McNamara in 1965.

- Charles Pierce / Esquire Magazine

Chilling. For TUMBLRs who may not get that McNamara reference…

In 1965, in response to stepped up military activity by the Viet Cong in South Vietnam and their North Vietnamese allies, the U.S. began bombing North Vietnam, deployed large military forces and entered into combat in South Vietnam. McNamara’s plan, supported by requests from top U.S. military commanders in Vietnam, led to the commitment of 485,000 troops by the end of 1967 and almost 535,000 by June 30, 1968.

The casualty lists mounted as the number of troops and the intensity of fighting escalated. McNamara put in place a statistical strategy for victory in Vietnam. He concluded that there were a limited number of Viet Cong fighters in Vietnam and that a war of attrition would destroy them. He applied metrics (body counts) to determine how close to success his plan was.

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In the end, 55,000 young Americans died in a war that, ten years later, ended like this  ↓

The Fall of Saigon 1975

policygal:

smh…truth

Silly Heritage Foundation! PNAC Neocon Warmongering is, like, so ten years ago! Also, too, this GOP propaganda talking point is so two days ago — the new GOP propaganda talking point is, “Mitt Romney is sooooooo gonna kick ass in Wednesday’s debate.”
Please try to keep up — THX!
PS: You really have no clue that you will be running against the epic fail that was Bush 43 for as long as that remains in living memory, do you?

policygal:

smh…truth

Silly Heritage Foundation! PNAC Neocon Warmongering is, like, so ten years ago! Also, too, this GOP propaganda talking point is so two days ago — the new GOP propaganda talking point is, “Mitt Romney is sooooooo gonna kick ass in Wednesday’s debate.”

Please try to keep up — THX!

PS: You really have no clue that you will be running against the epic fail that was Bush 43 for as long as that remains in living memory, do you?

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Take a moment to remember the thousands of young Americans who died in Iraq, murdered by George W. Bush in order to accomplish his REAL mission of obtaining 30-year no-bid oil contracts for ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, Total and BP.
When the moment is over, turn your thoughts to the fact that Mitt Romney is using the same Neocon Foreign Policy “advisors” as the despicable criminal Bush.
And in the next few weeks, whenever you hear Romney warmongering about Iran, remember Bush’s true mission in Iraq and 4,500 young Americans, dead on the altar of Big Oil.
Just as a reminder of the indecency and utter lack of humanity of Republicans, here’s video of Blood-for-Oil Bush in 2004, joking — JOKING — about the fact that no WMDs were ever found in Iraq:

Take a moment to remember the thousands of young Americans who died in Iraq, murdered by George W. Bush in order to accomplish his REAL mission of obtaining 30-year no-bid oil contracts for ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, Total and BP.

When the moment is over, turn your thoughts to the fact that Mitt Romney is using the same Neocon Foreign Policy “advisors” as the despicable criminal Bush.

And in the next few weeks, whenever you hear Romney warmongering about Iran, remember Bush’s true mission in Iraq and 4,500 young Americans, dead on the altar of Big Oil.


Just as a reminder of the indecency and utter lack of humanity of Republicans, here’s video of Blood-for-Oil Bush in 2004, joking — JOKINGabout the fact that no WMDs were ever found in Iraq:

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rantraveandridicule:

This is the Republicans really mean when they talk about spending more on defense….
And that money ain’t for the troops nor the veterans.

Aha! These are the “Entitlements” Republicans keep babbling about!  Knew we’d find them somewhere…

rantraveandridicule:

This is the Republicans really mean when they talk about spending more on defense….

And that money ain’t for the troops nor the veterans.

Aha! These are the “Entitlements” Republicans keep babbling about!  Knew we’d find them somewhere…

If Governor Romney is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so.

- President Obama responding to Romney’s chickenhawk saber-rattling over Iran

Because Bush’s Neocon Blood-for-Oil Wars are sooooooo popular.

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Which leads us to the question of why the Administration has so stubbornly continued to cling to the narrative that this spreading wildfire of anti-Americanism is only about offense taken to an amateurish, fourth-rate anti-Islam movie trailer?

— Helle Dale, The Foundry (via theheritagefoundation)

Speaking of clinging, shouldn’t you Neocon Warmongers be cowering in a church somewhere, clinging to your guns?

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odinsblog:

motherjones:

Signal boosting, because honesty.

Is there anyone gullible enough to believe that with Benjamin Netanyahu in one ear and Sheldon Adelson in the other, a President Romney wouldn’t have the U.S. in another expansive, unpaid for, Republican ground war by mid 2013? 

Signal boosting because I remember the Vietnam Draft and the 19 year-olds who were ripped out of their lives, never to return.

odinsblog:

motherjones:

Signal boosting, because honesty.

Is there anyone gullible enough to believe that with Benjamin Netanyahu in one ear and Sheldon Adelson in the other, a President Romney wouldn’t have the U.S. in another expansive, unpaid for, Republican ground war by mid 2013? 

Signal boosting because I remember the Vietnam Draft and the 19 year-olds who were ripped out of their lives, never to return.

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One of Romney’s many miscalculations — and a mistake that many hawkish Republicans make — is to confuse obnoxious loudness with foreign policy expertise.

 - Bob Cesca

The opposite of a foreign policy neophyte isn’t a scolding jerkass who pops off with saber-rattling bromides and political agitprop. Romney could have been a statesman about the events in North Africa and appeared dignified — perhaps qualified — in the process, but instead he decided to be a braying crackpot. Anyone with a lapel pin and a pulse can do that. Leaning on the warhawk slogan switch doesn’t amount to anything resembling international leadership gravitas.

Source: There’s a Huge Difference Between ‘Capable’ and ‘Obnoxious’
George W. Bush — pictured here made up from photos of young Americans who died in Iraq in order to accomplish his mission of obtaining no-bid oil contracts for ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, Total and BP — endorsed Mitt Romney for President today. 
Just a reminder that Romney is using the same Neocon Foreign Policy “advisors” as the despicable criminal Bush.
In the next few months, whenever you hear Romney warmongering about Iran, remember Bush’s true mission in Iraq and 4,500 young Americans, dead on the altar of Big Oil.

George W. Bush — pictured here made up from photos of young Americans who died in Iraq in order to accomplish his mission of obtaining no-bid oil contracts for ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, Total and BP — endorsed Mitt Romney for President today. 

Just a reminder that Romney is using the same Neocon Foreign Policy “advisors” as the despicable criminal Bush.

In the next few months, whenever you hear Romney warmongering about Iran, remember Bush’s true mission in Iraq and 4,500 young Americans, dead on the altar of Big Oil.


Hi, I love the stuff you post. I had a weird question. Out of the blue the heritage foundation started following me - should I be scared? Cause I kind of am. No idea why they would follow a liberal blog. Anyway - lets keep it up and maybe we can get these asinine morons out of office come November.


Scared? Hell no!

The Heritage Foundation is nothing but a Right-Wing Propaganda Factory, consisting of a bunch of willfully ignorant sociopaths who live every second of their pathetic little lives cowering in fear.

For example: The Right-Wing Warmongering nonsense about military budgets they posted this morning is their feeble attempt to pretend that Republicans will “keep America safe” when everyone knows that the greatest failure to “keep America Safe” occurred on Heritage Foundation Sock-Puppet George W. Bush’s watch on September 11, 2001.

The fatal flaw in their logic is their false assumption that everyone is as cowardly as they are. My advice to you (and all my followers) is to start following them and other Republican Propaganda Mills and debunk their lies - loudly and often - for all the world to see.

NO FEAR. EVER.

theheritagefoundation:

America’s aging aviation force is putting America at risk. The youngest B-52 bomber rolled off the assembly line 50 years ago. Remarkably, it’s still flying.


What’s this? Right-Wing Warmongering from The Heritage Foundation?

The only B-52s we need are at the Love Shack, Baby!

Remember this November: A Vote for Romney is a Vote for 10 More Years of Bush’s Wars, this time with Iran.

Remember this November: A Vote for Romney is a Vote for 10 More Years of Bush’s Wars, this time with Iran.

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Schadenfreude
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