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  •  more bluster (0+ / 0-)

    if i could could erase two elements from our side's public personality it would be this kind of chest beating bluster. and the sacred snark. both the hallmark of adolescence. spend time with a fourteen year old gangbanger and you see the same thing.

    DK - dice no al toro bravucon

    •  Sorry, (11+ / 0-)

      sometimes the TRUTH must be spoken.

      I submit that our past meek demeanor about the corruption in our government and particularly the Republican Party and the Bush Administration, the WORST corruption exhibited, has been inappropriate.

      Ed spoke the truth. It is time someone did.

      He ain't in the box because of the joke played on him. He back-sassed a free man. They got their rules.

      by Iva Biggin on Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 04:34:47 PM PDT

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      •  Absolutely agree (5+ / 0-)

        Watching Ed's rant, I felt like YES, it's about time someone called it like it IS and quit giving Cheney the time of day. As Jon Stewart asked last night, why is anyone still asking his opinion about anything? He is always wrong! (Stewart says it's like asking Wile E. Coyote for advice on how to catch the Roadrunner.)

        Yet Cnehey is out all over TV, there taking political shots at Obama and setting up this idea of him being weak so the republicans can blame Obama for anything whatsoever that happens... and all the while pretending and saying over and over again how they kept us safe! What a load of crap. 911 DID happen on their watch, because they failed but they take no responsibility. And then insist that the next attack (which they has always said was inevitable) is going to be because of Obama being 'weak' -- you know, like how he's not torturing people, and releasing information on what the bushies did, and - gasp! - even shaking hands with "bad people" in South America!

        What Cheney is doing is despicable, and on this one we need to call it out with no apologies and Ed's righteous anger is well used IMO.

      •  past meek behaviour? (0+ / 0-)

        we have been the party of the organized temper tantrum since the sixties. that's why the teaparties were so disturbing. so-called "normal" people invading our turf.

        this is high school. i say leave it behind and act like adults. not smirking maddows or stewarts, and certainly not the hale and hearty faux bluster of schultz. it's embarrassing.

        and somebody tell that hunter guy that he too, mr f-bomb behind the keyboard is a fraud. grow up. drop the hemingway. now.

        •  with all due respect, antonio- (0+ / 0-)

          BULLSHIT.

          Democrats have been eating Republican crap since the 60s. There is more than justification for responding to a criminal like Dick Cheney. , Simple integrity and decency demand it. (Remember, what your grandmother taught you? Integrity and decency?)

          As for the high school references, speak for yourself. You're the one who seems to think he's coding a C program. Try the Shift key before you make 'hemingway' references! ;->

          He ain't in the box because of the joke played on him. He back-sassed a free man. They got their rules.

          by Iva Biggin on Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 06:28:38 PM PDT

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        •  You're a coward (0+ / 0-)

          You swoop into fizzling diaries (because you know you're less likely to collect donuts that way) and spray the couches with your superiority.

          If the intellect here doesn't rise to your standard, there's the door.

          "We are loaded today." - Rush Limbaugh

          by The Termite on Thu Apr 23, 2009 at 09:12:41 AM PDT

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    •  Oh yes! Certainly! (4+ / 0-)
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      Hornito, jaywillie, PurpleMyst, CS in AZ

      That mumbling see-both-sides-of-everything equivocation of the Right's stereotypical "Librul" is just what we need more of, yes?

      Or maybe not.  The 14-year-old gangbanger imitates Ed's kind of forthrightness because he admires something useful and worthy, when properly used.  And Ol' Ed properly used the hell out of it.

      There is no benevolent or patriotic interpretation possible on what Cheney's been spewing.  It's dangerous and unfair.  It's important to call him out on it, and get the meme out there, before (god forbid) there is any further attack on the country.  In panicky times, most people fall back on shorthand thinking, relying on what was the "common wisdom" before the panic hit.  It has to become a widespread commonplace that Cheney is hoping the country will be hit again, to advance his own political outlook.  It has to become something that "everybody knows".  That's what Ed is doing, and he's using the right language to do it with.

      I've lived through decades of Liberals and Progressives fumbling and apologizing and wetting themselves and presenting our ideas in the most unattractive and inept ways possible.  The currents have changed, and we finally have forthright and eloquent spokespeople.  It's about freakin' time.

      Apocalypse? I'd prefer Wax Lips.

      by dryfoo on Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 04:53:58 PM PDT

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    •  Wrong again..... .n/t (0+ / 0-)

      What we have here, is an oliGOPolistic situation.

      by Hornito on Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 05:39:40 PM PDT

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