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In Praise of Barack Obama, by Al Haig

Alexander Haig, Chief of Staff to Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and Secretary of State to Ronald Reagan, has words of praise for Barack Obama.


John Allen is finding some sense in William Kristol, cats and dogs are living together and half of registered Republicans approve of Obama’s actions since he was elected.  Are these signs of the End of Days, or the beginning of an Age of Reason?

P is for Petulant

I watched Senator Clinton’s speech this evening on MSNBC with my eight month-old daughter on my knee. She was in an especially good mood tonight, happy and bubbly. It was an outstanding moment I had with her, considering school has started again- another thing to balance along with trying to bring in enough income to keep our family afloat and deal with the dynamics of our relationship with my daughter’s mother.

At times, I had to supress my urge to get up and pump my fist in the air. The baby was giggly and kept laughing out loud; of course, she didn’t know what was going on, but it fit the mood. I finally saw through any of the accumulated bitterness I’d saved over from the Primary season at Senator Clinton; I saw a true precedent and hope for my daughter, that she could truly follow in the footsteps of this woman and become the President of the United States someday, if she wanted to.

One bit from her speech stuck in my mind, in particular, and of course you’re probably familiar with it:

Those are the reasons I ran for president and that is the reason I support Barack Obama. Were you in it for me or were you in it for that young Marine…or were you in it for that young boy and his mom surviving on the minimum wage…were you in it for those who are invisible.

My intrigue was piqued at that one. Here was a totally unequivocal statement in support of Senator Obama, and disavowing the PUMA movement, all five-dozen of ’em. I broke my months-long “strike” I had on visiting PUMA sites, and ventured into the abyss.

Do you think I was surprised by what I found?

Pat Buchanan is officialy in teh engels territory

So I’m watching MSNBC (of course) and all the heavyweights are on the air. Of course, the biggest heavyweight of them all (no pun intended) has to be Pat Buchanan.

Pat has become the crazy old uncle who you don’t take seriously but still listen to what he has to say for the comedy factor.

Pat is officialy in teh engels territory. A selfparody of such proportions that you can’t help but feel sorry for the guy. Everytime he opens his mouth I am just in awe of his wit and incredible insight on everything that has to do with the Democratic party.

I love me some Maddow and even she is laying off Pat. Rachel Maddow just wipes the floor with him every single time. It’s come to the point that I actually like him. His work as a surrogate is so pathetic now that he’s better than 10 Democratic strategists combined.

Pat Buchanan might be a racist tool but damnit, he’s TEH racist tool.

Anyways, don’t know if people are hanging out here tonight but if you are, consider this a Democratic Convention open thread…

P.S. It’s a Multi Vote Poll by the way….