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Archive for February 19th, 2008

Michelle O’Bama is Proud

Posted by Ryan on February 19, 2008

Michelle O’Bama stepped in it today, very much like Theresa Heinz used to, by not thinking before she spoke.  Hot Air discusses the basic conservative problem with Michelle saying:

“For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country,” she told a Milwaukee crowd today, “because it feels like hope is making a comeback.”

That’s great.  Not only does Barry feel “hope,” but his wife is “proud.”  What a wonder-couple!  I’m waiting for Barry to start walking on water (or claiming that we can all do it with “hope”).  I think that this is mostly media-driven hype and scrutiny, where a candidate’s wife steps into some trouble with the opposition like John Kerry’s husband wife used to all the time

Sure, I agree that it’s narcissistic, not very thoughtful, a little grandiose, and sad if true, but it’s her prerogative.  And if the press wants to make a big deal about this then let them… I just wish they’d spend a little more time on Barry’s penchant towards socialism, his gross inexperience in the War on Terror, and racially insensitive radical religious views of Barry’s minister.

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Castro’s Cuba No More?

Posted by Ryan on February 19, 2008

Fidel Castro has been a tin-pot communist dictator of his large Caribbean island since 1959, but suddenly word comes out that he’s not resubmitting his name as a candidate for President Little Havana’s pretty happy, President Bush is optimistic yet cautious.  I’m skeptical — almost waiting for there to be some kind of “catch.” 

I hope things work out for the Cuban people, but I would not be ready to lift sanctions just yet.  I need proof that this is a positive step — Fidel’s brother, Raul, could end up being a full-fledged tyrant worse than Fidel now that Fidel’s powerless.  What if a military coup replaces the Castro regime with a new even worse one? 

Either way, it’s a step in the right direction, but I’ll keep my elation muted for the present, just to see how this whole thing plays out.

AP photo.

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