Last edited by StillBallin75; 03-26-11 at 12:40 AM.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Perhaps less was expected of her because of her inexperience, and Biden had been in the Senate for a great many years and that might have made a difference, but you can watch it here for yourself.
Sarah Palin and Joe Biden Vice Presidential Debate – Full Video | HollywoodGrind
If the debate were to be held now I believe, given her greater experience, she would win easily.
Charles Krauthammer made the point last week or so that the Left believes the Right are evil and the Right believes the Left to be stupid. I think there is a great deal of truth in that.
a lot of namecalling, yes
also attempts to claim you're changing the subject if, for example, you bring up examples of obama's numerous inanities to counter charges against bachmann
a thread about how stupid is the minnesota tea drinker can naturally evolve to include mrs alaska, for instance
but NOT the president of the united states, he's untouchable
ie, NOT fair game
it's also common around here to have a LINK from the new york times kicked back with a comment like, "you're just parroting what you heard on beck"
all of which just goes to show how desperately bereft these days is the pissed off posse
in other words, all the news is BAD
party on, peeps, seeya at the polls
They will now call Obama "an idiot" and the Left will respond with "racist".
Perhaps this low level clash is necessary in order for more people to realize how foolish it actually is and that the bar might be raised somewhat in order that more serious and direct issues can be discussed. These questions should involve the country and its future and not the team sport of party politics,
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And of course he has not yet been President for four years, though you imply that through his time spent as President he now has more experience and could reasonably be expected to improve. But, sadly, we have yet seen a sign of any presidential qualifications and still no signs of improvement.
While the Left might have the audacity to Hope for some improvements in President Obama, there is yet no indication that he can possibly Change. All that is left are some fringe elements of the past hopes, but without the evidence or substance to support these feelings.
Last edited by Grant; 03-26-11 at 11:52 AM.