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Monday, September 21, 2009

Wow! Now Obama is Neville Chamberlain AND Hitler -- all at the same time!
Posted by Jill | 5:02 AM
He really is a wonder, our president, if you agree with Tim Pawlenty that by abandoning a missile defense system in Europe is "appeasement" of what Pawlenty obviously still believes is the old Soviet Union:

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) will raise the specter of appeasement in regards President Barack Obama's decision earlier this week to abandon a missile defense system in Europe, according to excerpts of remarks he will deliver at tonight's Value Voters Summit obtained by the Fix.

"The lessons of history are clear: Appeasement and weakness did not stop the Nazis, did not stop the Soviets, and did not stop the terrorists before 9/11," Pawlenty plans to say. "We must stand strong with allies like Israel and eastern Europe in the face of growing challenges to our national security."

Because that means that in the eyes of the lunatic right that Pawlenty is trying to, well, appease; Barack Obama is simultaneously Hitler and Neville Chamberlain. Having just returned from Berlin, Germany -- a country that is the pretzel capital of the world -- I'd like to see the kind of pretzels into which Pawlenty twists himself to try to turn that into logic.

Of course the Republicans are going to jump on Obama's case for this; they've been longing to fight the Cold War again ever since it ended. Poor Irving Kristol died waiting for the Soviet Union to return. The right just doesn't know what to do without it.

The fact is that Obama IS an appeaser -- but of the worst elements of the Republican Party and of Blue Dog Democrats for whom nothing matters but corporate cash.

Somehow a little Tom Lehrer seems appropriate this morning:

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Anonymous Skepticat said...
Somehow a little Tom Lehrer always seems appropriate.

Lehrer once said that satire died the day they gave Kissinger the Nobel Peace Prize but let me have a go anyway....

Hey, Democrats! Although I left your silly party over a decade ago, my heart is still essentially with your platform and agenda. That being said, I would ask all of you to think of me as Dr. Degan, your loving and trusted family veterinarian. After a complete and thorough examination of your beloved pets, it grieves me to offer you this final diagnosis:

Your Blue Dogs must be put to sleep.

The Democrats are not going to distinguish their party by trying to sell themselves as Republican Lite. They're not going to turn America around by foolishly preserving the policies of the last thirty years. They need to educate their constituency by showing them the folly of their abhorrence of things "Left" and "Liberal". Three-quarters-of-a-century ago, American democracy was saved by a government that was decidedly left-of center in all but a few areas. It can happen again. But it's only going to happen if WEEDA PEEPOLE refuse to turn right at the next crossroad. It is only down the road.

Now if you'll excuse me, Dr. Degan has some Blue Dogs on his table that need to be put out of our misery.


Tom Degan
Goshen, NY