Wednesday, January 24, 2007

State of the Union

No, of course I didn't watch Smirky. If I see/hear more than two words come out of his mouth, I want to simultaneously throw up, scream with impotent rage, and kill someone (him, mostly). But I did read Jim Webb's response, which I urge all of you to read here. Webb is in the vanguard of a new breed of powerful, intelligent speakers for the Democratic Party, and while he may not be as progressive as I would like on a few issues (the use of the military to solve external problems best left alone), he knows our country has some real problems economically and politically. Thanks to George Allen for being himself in public and blowing his part of the election, and most importantly, thanks to Jim Webb for being a good Democrat, a great speaker, and a strong rebuttal witness to the crime that is this Administration.


Anonymous Jose Hebert said...

El Jimbo's (he said I could call him that) speech was good. But that Bobby Vinton bouffant has got to go!

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo BroDuck, sometimes the hate you throw makes me wonder if your old High School Pal Paul is monitoring your blogsite :P

12:09 PM  
Blogger bryduck said...

If you aren't angry, you aren't paying attention. Otoh, maybe this has all been a ploy to smoke Paul out of hiding . . .

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will somebody (Bry - jump in here!) please explain to me WHY the world & his brother are running for President? Most are unknowns so is there a great deal of money to be made somehow? And WHY is Obama the new media darling? Exactly what has he done for his country? (Not being sarcastic - I just wanna know!)
PS: Did P. get smoked out of the woodwork?

8:16 AM  
Blogger bryduck said...

I would say that most pols think the field is wide open on both sides. Smirky has made such a mess of things that any pol worth his/her salt probably thinks that the public will think anybody could do a better job. The bar has never been lower, so anybody, even a Republican, can seem reasonable. Well, anybody except George Felix Allen, that is. Or Dick Cheney. Or anyone else associated with this Admin. Or anybody named "Bush".
Until/unless Gore announces, the Dem field is also considered fairly open, given that Hillary (the most likely front runner) is hated so much by so many unthinking brutes.
Obama is an articulate, handsome man who would have a hard time winning due precisely to his perceived and real inexperience. The media, still in thrall to the right for the most part, wants to pump him up because he's thought to be easily beaten by most Republicans.
Or, for those less inclined to believe that the right wing is in control of the media, Barack Obama is simply good press because he's the first African-American who's ever had a real shot at becoming a serious contender for President, and that's a story that writes itself. Every "journalist" wants to be among the first to acclaim him, just in case. Bandwagoning at its finest.

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for clearing me up on Obama. So he really hasn't done anything noteworthy....

4:19 PM  

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