Joe Piscopo says adios to the Democratic Party

Join the club Joe.

Joe writes in the Washington Times: (via Newsbusters)

I don’t think I’m ready to become a Republican yet … In good conscience, however, I can’t continue to call myself a Democrat. In becoming an independent, I think I’m maintaining the independent (dare I say, libertarian?) mindedness and patriotism that my parents endowed me with. For the country’s sake and for their own, I hope the Democrats wake up.

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I was a Democrat because while it was clear to me that the Republican politicians were out of touch and cared for only the upper class, Democrats like Franklin Roosevelt cared for the masses and helping the working man … By and large, none of these values are represented in the Democratic Party today.

From where I’m standing, the party has largely abandoned its commitment to civil rights and instead allows race-baiters to be national power brokers. As spokesman for the Boys and Girls Clubs of New Jersey, I am hurt that there is not one Democrat in Washington who cares enough about the great inner cities of this country to help those in dire distress from poverty and crime. These cities are in worse shape than those countries from which all those illegal ‘children’ crossing our borders daily are coming….

Most disheartening, though, is the Democrats’ weak commitment to a strong defense and maintaining America’s place in the world as the only superpower. All I see is an American foreign policy led by a Democratic administration that is floundering when it comes to things like dealing with Iraq, Russia and Syria, inept when it comes to crises like Benghazi, and weak at the knees when it comes to protecting our strongest Middle Eastern ally, Israel.

When you lose someone, like this guy? You know your political party has issues. :shock:

The GOP continues it’s foolhardy mission to appeal to poor Democrats

I have to honestly ask, why are they doing this? The GOP is making one of the biggest and ignorant mistakes that it could ever make; they are trying make themselves appeal to those who would never vote for them in the first place. Does the GOP honestly think that poor inner city blacks and Latinos are honestly going to vote for a party that is mostly made up of working middle class, small business owners. If they do, they are fooling themselves.

The main point is this here:

They realize they can’t build a majority party by attacking the 47 percent,” James Manly, a former aide to Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, told the Daily News, referring to Mitt Romney’s infamous remark that 47 percent of Americans would vote for Barack Obama because “they believe that government has a responsibility to care for them.”

You know what? Romney was right about that; people who are under some impression that the Government is somehow or another supposed to take care of them are never going to vote for a Republican. They are going to vote for the person that tells them that they can get them free stuff.

To me, it just seems like a big waste of time, to even bother with the inner city people at all. If anything at all; the GOP ought to be reaching out to the working middle class and finding out what their concerns are and doing more to help them out and get a candidate that they will support. Ronald Reagan did this back in 1980 with much success and won two elections as a result. Too bad the GOP has not learned from that.

The story Via NewsMax: via GOP Pitches Anti-Poverty Initiatives.

Several potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates are proposing anti-poverty measures in a sign that the party is concerned about appealing to lower-income voters.

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman is the latest in a string of congressional colleagues who are bringing renewed focus to anti-poverty initiatives, the Dayton Daily News reported.

“The persistent problem of poverty is not going to go away unless we work together across party lines, across all lines,” he said in a speech in Cleveland last month. He added that poverty has created “two Americas” and that “even during good economic times, people fall between the cracks.”

The comments come on the heels of anti-poverty efforts by other leading Republicans, most recently former vice presidential nominee, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, who put forward a proposal in July.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio also put forward a plan to help low-income people enroll their children in privately-run schools, as well as a proposal to transfer more federal dollars to states to manage their poverty programs.

“They realize they can’t build a majority party by attacking the 47 percent,” James Manly, a former aide to Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, told the Daily News, referring to Mitt Romney’s infamous remark that 47 percent of Americans would vote for Barack Obama because “they believe that government has a responsibility to care for them.”

“They are smart enough to recognize Romney’s comments were radioactive, but in the end their proposals are still block-granting programs to the states and tax cuts to the wealthy,” he added.

 

On Obama’s Iraq Airstrikes

I was away on personal business and I did not have a chance to comment on what’s happening in Iraq.

Here’s the video of the announcement from President Obama: (via The White House)

Now, there are doubters. Via the Daily Beast:

Friday morning, with a humanitarian mission already underway, the United States began airstrikes on ISIS in northern Iraq. What had been the U.S. policy—to rely on local forces to contain ISIS while waiting for a new Iraqi government to reach a political solution—is finished. The new policy is still taking shape, but it may eventually lead to more involvement from the special operations troops who have been in Iraq for weeks.

President Obama said Thursday night he had authorized airstrikes to protect American personnel and the Yazidi minority group stranded by ISIS on top of Mt. Sinjar. A senior administration official later stressed to reporters that U.S. forces were not launching a “sustained campaign” against ISIS in Iraq.

But with the Kurds, America’s closest allies in the fight, recovering from heavy losses, some analysts and military veterans say that airstrikes alone may not be enough to turn the tide. A sustained—if small-scale—campaign may be the only way to achieve that.

…..and, of course, the neocon hawks:

President Obama’s limited strikes on ISIS in northern Iraq are “pinpricks” that are “meaningless” and “worse than nothing,” according to one of his fiercest foreign policy critics, Sen. John McCain.

By committing U.S. military forces to fight again in Iraq while explicitly limiting the mission to protection of American personnel and Iraqi minorities, Obama has failed to come up with a plan that has any hope of stopping the ISIS advances across Iraq and Syria, said McCain. It’s a position that puts him somewhat at odds with other Republicans, who are offering cautious support for the airstrikes in Iraq – and concern that the president doesn’t have a comprehensive strategy to combat the growing threat of ISIS..

McCain, a consistent advocate for the application of American military power around the world, has long pushed for greater U.S. involvement in Iraq. But these strikes Friday were not what McCain had in mind.

“This is a pinprick,” McCain told The Daily Beast in an interview Friday, about the two 500-pound smart bombs U.S. airplanes dropped on ISIS convoys Friday. The vehicles were approaching Erbil, the capital city of Iraqi Kurdistan, were many U.S. diplomatic and military personnel reside.

Now, honestly, I am going to give the President the benefit of the doubt and I am going to hope like heck, that the President knows just what the heck he is doing. As for what the President is doing and whether it will be enough or not — I have one thing to say about it — We will soon find out.

Because if it is not enough and we do kill some of those ISIS members; and it does not wipe them out and only strengthens them, we could very well find ourselves in another protracted battle in Iraq. I would hope that this would not be the case; but I have my doubts. I will say this: I highly doubt that President Obama will be as careless and reckless in his fighting this battle, as Bush was during the Iraq War that lasted for 8 years.

I just hope that I am right; for the sake of America.

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I voted today

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It is a patriotic duty of ALL Americans to vote in elections. Many men and women died on battlefields for the right to vote in free elections. Don’t pass it up.

I voted today and I hope you did too. As you all know, I am in Michigan and today we are having our primary for governor and several local seats. I voted for governor Snyder for governor of Michigan.

The reason why I voted for governor Snyder for governor of Michigan again is for the following reasons:

1. Governor Snyder passed  expanded Medicaid for people like me who were long-term unemployed and fell through the cracks of Obamacare. Some people on the right here in Michigan did not like the fact that Governor Snyder passed expanded Medicaid. I am NOT one of those people. As some of you already know I have not worked for almost 10 years now, at least not for anybody else.  I also found out this past year that I have diabetes type 2, and I also have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Not to mention I also have ADHD and I take meds for it. So this expanded Medicaid for me was a blessing and for that I voted for governor Snyder again. Now I wasn’t too happy with the right to work law the governor Snyder passed, however as far as I can tell that law has not affected the big three at all which includes my Dad.

2. Quite frankly, I simply do not trust Democrats to run the state again. Jennifer Granholm’s tenure here as governor of the state of Michigan was an absolute freaking disaster. When the previous governor left office in the state of Michigan, the state of Michigan had a budget surplus. Jennifer Granholm left office, the state of Michigan was in so much debt it was unbelievable. To me, that points to incompetence. For this, I decided that I could no longer trust Democrats to run the state; and I voted for governor Snyder the first time and because of Governors accomplishments, I voted for him a second time.

I do pray the governor Snyder does win this election again. Because I would sure hate like hell to see this state go back into the craphole that it was, when Granholm was running it.

Here is hoping the governor Snyder wins again.

Not everyone likes D’Souza’s New Movie

Go read: Two Critical Reviews (From the Right) of D’Souza’s New Movie via Conservative Heritage Times.

My biggest gripe is that this third-world interloper is lecturing me on what America should be.

I like my America the way it is, thank you very much; and I do not need some two-bit interloper; who cannot even keep his penis in his pants long enough to keep a marriage together — lecturing me on America.

The truth is: America was founded, fought for and won; by people who talk, look and act like me and not D’Souza. The only reason people like D’Souza are even in this Country, is because some bleeding heart liberal Democrat decided that people who look like him, should be allow to come to this Country. A pity, it is.

woman, murder, and stuff

As a rule, I don’t link to this guy; as we have had issues in the past — not to mention other stuff —  But, this one is a big story.

Go read: Massacre: Ronald Haskell Murders Six Members of Texas Mormon Family : The Other McCain.

Now, I feel the need to write about this; because I happen to know a good deal about disabilities and such. There are some out there, that would like to place me in the same class as this guy. If you don’t believe me, check out the links above in the first line of this blog entry. Anyhow, I simply have A.D.H.D. which is basically a learning disability. It mainly affects me in the math department. It also affects my ability to concentrate and stay focused on one particular thing at a time. I have also switched medication for my condition; as much as I hate using that term, makes me sound like I have disease or something. :roll: Anyhow, so far, so good on the medication change.

As I wrote in this posting here, sometimes bloggers, including the one linked to here; can be downright cruel. This is one of the reasons why I simply do not wish to be part of their “cool kids club.” Because if being a part of that clique means that I have to say things about people, that I really do not know; that are cruel; I want nothing to do with it. When I started my blog “Political Byline” and even back when I ran my first blog, “the populist“, I had walked away from a relationship with the “Church World”, because I had been “done dirty” by a Baptist Pastor. As a result of that, I was angry, very angry —- and I needed a diversion.

….and diverted I did for six long years. I went in, head first; tossed my Christianity in the back seat and went to war against what I thought was evil. In the process of that; I let myself go. One only need to read the archives of my second blog and you will see f-bombs galore. Same goes with my first blog too; what little you can see of it on the wayback machine.

Sometime around 2011, when I closed my second blog and for about a month left the blogging scene; I really had to sit back and take a long look at myself. What I saw — was a mess. What I did was ask the Lord for forgiveness for letting myself get to that point. After that, I made a promise to the Lord, that if I started another blog, that I would try my darndest to let people see Jesus Christ in me; and not me, the sinner, saved by grace. Have I always measured up to that? No. I have failed at it many times. If I sit here, and counted the many times, when I blew my testimony on here and on my previous blogs, I would be here all day writing this posting. All I can truly say is: Thank God for Grace. As I need it every day of my life here on earth.

All I can say about those who believe that I am in the same class as this person above, that did these murders is this here: I know that I might have said and did things in the past that might have given that sort of impression. I can assure you that I am not. Most of what I did was based upon things that others did themselves and I was reacting to it. At the time, my actions were justified, I felt. However, looking back, some of those actions were a bit of an overreaction. I guess that comes with age and maturity. It also came with a change in a medication as well.

Desipramine is the medication that I was on for A.D.H.D. It worked well; but there were side effects. Dry mouth, issues in the sex department; see Viagra, if you know what I mean. This dates back to when I was dated my ex-girlfriend. It also too, tended to make me have a bit of an attitude. I tended to be a bit of a “Hard A$$” with desipramine. Ritalin made me paranoid; more so when I was older. Desipramine was different. I was laid back; but I could be a hard butt. I did not like it at all. Which is why I changed meds with my new doctor for the ADHD.

Another thing that I noticed about this murder story is that this guy killed this family —- over a woman. This is one thing that I will never understand at all. Why would anyone want to commit a murder, over a vagina? I will never understand that one at all. I mean, having sex and the stuff that goes along with that are wonderful. I have been there and did that; and I loved it! However, when a relationship or marriage goes south; just cut your losses and move on. No woman is worth taking a life over. Breakups can hurt; I know, I’ve been there. But, murdering some woman and her family; because she decided to leave you? That makes no sense to me at all.

Yeah, I know, I rambled a little, so what? ;) :P

 

A perfect example of why White Nationalism and Traditional American Conservatism cannot co-exist

Before I get into this, there is one thing that you must know about me; and that is that I read many different opinions and trains of thought. Not so much on the left anymore. About the only thing that I can stand to read on the left anymore are NPR’s all things considered, Jim Hightower, Juan Williams, and Democracy Now! — mainly just to see what the left is whining about at any given moment.

Now as for the right; I do read a good deal. I read quite a bit of Conservative opinion; most of it is mainstream stuff, I do also read much of the alternative right’s writings as well. I also read stuff that would send most mainstream conservatives scurrying for the exits. Why? Because I like to know what makes people tick; I like to know what these people think and why they think them. It is called being observant. It is also a good trait of being a good writer. This does not mean that I actually agree with everything that they say, I just want to know what makes them feel the way that they do.

Which is why, when I came across this article by The Occidental Observer, itself a white nationalist online publication; I found it to be keenly interesting and to be a perfect example as to why there is a distinct difference between American Nationalism; of which I happen to be a supporter of and white nationalism — which is basically an avocation of freedom for people of white skin and fascism towards those without white skin — which basically is what white nationalism stands for. Not to mention an irrational hatred and scapegoating of Jews. Now, it is one thing to have an issue with leftist Jews; who are having a negative impact with their cultural Marxism of its many incarnations. However, a general irrational view of Jews in general strikes this writer as moronic at best.

Now my quoting of this article is going to be lengthy. First, let me open the scene a bit here; this writer is talking about the worst dead conservative writers. The writer of this piece mentions William F. Buckley. Now I happen to agree with his assessment of Buckley. Buckley was an establishment figure; something that the John Birch Society has made quite known long ago. Buckley even read the book and said that it was very well done —- much to the surprise of the John Birch Society. The establishment status of The National Review magazine continues today. Which is no big surprise.

Anyhow, this article at The Occidental Observer, takes broad swipe at Robert Welch, the founder of the John Birch Society, itself named after a Baptist Missionary who was killed by communist gorillas in China. The following quote is from the The Occidental Observer:

Welch — surrounded by Jews and financed by them — worked a different market: people who were more gutsy and less constrained by published opinion.

The idea that Buckley as an agent of the System’s political police was going to “stop history in its tracks and tell it to turn around” (to use his self-description of National Review) is something only the hopelessly naive could entertain.

Re Mr. Welch, young people are probably too dismissive of the John Birch Society. JBS gobbled up and wasted probably well over 100 million dollars. In its heyday it was not what it later became — a collection of marginalized people of little influence.

Chief Justice Rehnquist was a John Birch Society member back in the early 60s. That this little factoid didn’t become an issue in his confirmation hearings or in the media tells you that the System had a soft spot in its heart for him. And wisely so. In one of his opinions as an aside he went out of his way to say that he thought Beauharhais vs. Illinois was good law. This was a Supreme Court decision in 1952 that upheld a Canada-style law in Illinois making it a crime to say something that exposed an ethnic group or race up public contempt. Beauharnais (that may not be the exact name) was convicted and jailed for publishing statistics on the differential venereal disease rates between Whites and Blacks.

Several hundred thousand people were put through the Birch scam. They signed up. They were indoctrinated by the Society primarily to believe that race didn’t matter, that nationality didn’t matter (Welch used the term “Americanist” in lieu of “American” in his most repeated mantra that appeared on the covers or in the prefaces of the Society’s books — “American” wasn’t universalist enough for Welch), that anti-Semitism and “racism” were the hallmarks of Communist agents .

The Birch initiates were shorn of significant amounts of money. They were fed a world view in which all our problems emanated from a small group of consciously evil conspirators meeting in a basement in Ingolstadt or Frankfurt. All problems would have been nipped in the bud if someone had just called the police and raided Weisshaupt’s cellar or the Frankfurt School. Completely bamboozled on race and Jews. Totally emasculated.

The standard fare of “exposing” the bad guys and their myriad successful evil doings eventually demoralized the Birch member. He became depressed. Gave up. Dropped out. But the innoculation against “racism” and “anti-semitism” took. No danger from such people. In fact, to the extent they remained politically active at all, they became active supporters of Israel and opponents of any effort to express White interests.

This was not accidental. A friend of mine who ran the American Opinion Bookstore in Atlanta secretly taped a planning meeting of JBS at which Nelson Sevier, the State Coordinator newly back from being trained in its headquarters in Belmont, Massachusetts, spoke. In it Sevier explained to the top 4 or 5 “Section Leaders” in Georgia that the primary purpose of Birch Society was to fight racism and anti-Semitism.

This was so because fighting racism and anti-Semitism was the most effective way to go after the Communist conspiracy, the primary purpose of which was to stir up White racism and anti-Semitism.

Sevier explained that Mr. Welch shrewdly put out just enough bait to lure White racists and anti-Semites out so that their influence could be negated once they exposed themselves.

The total impact of the Birch business is staggering when one thinks of how for decades people who were dissatisfied and suspicious were nipped in the bud, misled, and milked of money. Hundred of thousands of people. More than 100 million dollars…and dollars that were the equivalent of several dollars today.
This also took place at a critical juncture, when the race mixing shoe was really pinching the foot.

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I attended a big banquet in Atlanta JBS held in honor of Welch. (I was a guest. I never joined JBS.) A woman got up before Welch’s speech who was an amateur singer. She asked everyone to stand for “Mr. Welch’s favorite song.” (He insisted on being called “Mr. Welch” even by people who had known him for decades. Referring to him as “Mr. Welch” was a kind ritual among Birchers.)

I was curious to know what Mr. Welch’s favorite song was. It was a stunner. She belted forth into “The Battle Hymn of the Republic!”

Welch grew up as a small town Southerner in North Carolina four generations ago when the smoke blackened ruins were everywhere. Southerners of his generation detested the song with its gloating references to trompling us out and reading us scripture out of the blazing barrels of guns.

That Welch as a small town Southerner would pick that “filthy abolitionist hymn” as my Father and Grandmother called it betokens a very strange psychology.

This my friends is a perfect example as to why White Nationalism and its godless counterpart Neo-Nazism cannot co-exist with traditional conservatism. For its part, The John Society was and still is, an anti-communist organization. Furthermore, The JBS is an anti-fascist organization as well as an anti-imperialist organization. The JBS simply believes in the Constitution of the United States of America and defends the values that it was simply created upon.

At this point, allow me to point out something:  I am NOT a member of the John Birch Society at all; I never have been. I simply happen to agree with the values of the said organization.  I, at some point, may join the JBS. However, at this time, my personal financial situation does not allow me to do so.

I will, however, defend this most excellent organization from moronic attacks like this from people who want freedom for people of white skin and see those who are of a different ethnic backgrounds and skin color put into chains. This is an immoral thing and those who do it, should not be allowed to get away with it; no matter what their political or personal agenda or worldview might be. This is called having a backbone and I was born with one and I will use this blog to use that backbone, as I see fit.

 

Detroit’s Water Department problems with billing underscores the entitlement mentality in that city

This proves that which I have said about that city for a very long time.

The quote via Majority Of Delinquent Detroit Water Customers In Culture Of: ‘You’re Not Making Me Pay,’ Says Deputy Director « CBS Detroit:

The water department states that there are about 60,000 delinquent accounts in the city of Detroit – with the average arrearage about $560.

City of Detroit Water And Sewerage Department Deputy Director, Darryl Latimer, said every account corporate or private is treated the same, adding that the water department does what they can to work with those who come forward and address their hardship situation.

“The majority of our customers (who) are in delinquency status, they just built a culture of ,’You’re not making me pay— I am not going to pay’,” said Latimer.

While this report did not come right out and say it; this is the classic cultural marxist mentality of the left — that somehow or another water service from the city of Detroit is an entitlement and that the people of the City of Detroit have a right to the water. The marxists also portray the city of Detroit as evil, greedy capitalists for demanding that the service of delivering clean and filtered water to the citizens of Detroit be paid for by the people who receive it.

Sorry, but the water that comes from the City of Detroit is not a right; it is a service which you pay for; any middle class person and below knows this; at least those who are sane and pay their bills.

I have to wonder; what would the union workers who are employed by the Detroit water and sewage department, think of these people who want their water for free? I bet they would not have anything good to say about it. My question to the union members is this: Why are you not speaking out about this and bringing up how absurd it is? I mean, if everyone gets free water; who pays the salary of those who work at the Water and Sewage plant? Who pays for the maintenance on the filtration system? Who pays for the maintenance on the water pipes in the city? The list of questions goes on and on…

This is why I happen to believe that these cultural marxists do not live in the same reality that the majority of the rest of America. They live in this false sense of utopia and it is sadly out of reach with the realities of this modern-day. These people do not need to be calling the U.N., they need to be calling the men in the white coats. Because quite frankly, they are crazy! :shock:

Eric Cantor loses in Virginia primary to Tea Party Candidate David Brat

This is huge. Politico has the story; and obviously, this is a huge blog story. AllahPundit calls this a political earthquake.

Here is the official “The Americanist” analysis:

This is a wake-up call to the Republican Party establishment. The business of “Business as usual” in D.C. among the Republicans on the hill is over. Much of this about illegal immigration;  as Cantor was in favor of passing amnesty and that simply did not sit well in Cantor’s district.

Quite simply, the American people are sick and tired of politicians who say one thing, when they are running for office and then, once elected, talk about bipartisanship and working with people on the other side of aisle. Cantor is someone who did that; and he paid the price for it.

Update: I went and thought about this a bit more and more thoughts came to my mind. One of the biggest things to come out of this upset is this: The upset is a message from the voters of Virginia to people who run on a platform of “Tea Party” Republican: “Do NOT B.S. us!” Cantor ran on the platform of the Tea Party and rode the wave all the way to the House of Representatives. The problem is that once Cantor got up there, he started sounding and acting like an establishment Republican. Sorry, but the line of, “I will work with my colleagues and my colleagues across the aisle” is not going to cut it with Conservative grassroots anymore.

The American people are sick and tired of the people on the hill, in both parties; blowing smoke up their butts and telling them that it is good for them. The days of the political shuck and jive are over and the American people; since about 9/11 and especially with the recent advent of social media —- are much more tuned in to what is happening in Washington D.C.

In short: Cantor’s defeat is simply a message to the Republicans; stick to your principles that we elected you on or you might just find yourself out of a job in a real quick hurry.

Obama Admin now openly smearing Military leadership

This one comes via HotAir.com and Gateway Pundit, Hoo boy indeed.

Actual tweets from a Obama Admin official

By the way, this is related to the flap. I mean, what more proof do the American people need; to see that this Presidential Administration is totally anti-American to it’s very core?

Neoconservative Anti-Americanism on full display at National Review

My simple question is, what would Buckley think?

Go read

I would have thought I was reading weakly Weekly Standard or Commentary. :roll:

Also too; sure, the bailouts of GM and Chrysler were terrible. But, reading this guy’s tripe; you’d swear he was some sort of anti-American leftist trashing American industry. I also notice that the powers at be over National Review deleted my comments; which exposes the fascist neoconservatives for what they truly are. :mad:

What this idiot does not tell people is; that it was the neoconservatives during the Bush 41 Administration who pushed a globalist agenda under Bill Clinton’s terms in office that put GM and the other American car companies in the place that we’re in now. The best this idiot can do, is infer that the Unions caused at all, as well as the bailout.

For those wondering; this is personal with me. My Father gave 31 years to GM, at the Cadillac Assembly Plant in Hamtramck, Michigan. (Now a Chevy plant)  Now my Father is worrying whether he will have a pension in the future or not; because quite frankly, the so-called “conservative” media in this Country is working overtime to accelerate the death of G.M., as are certain cretins in Washington D.C..

We Paleoconservatives know that, as Detroit goes, so goes America. If we lose the auto manufacturing sector in Detroit; the rest of the Country will suffer. It will spark a chain reaction that will never be reversed. There are other good examples of this happening; Allentown PA, Gary Indiana, and many others.

Neoconservatives do not care; they are very well enriched by their corporate crony capitalist friends as well as their elitist friends in politics; who are mostly establishment Republicans — who are wholly owned by the elitist corporate thugs.  Furthermore, their anti-Detroit mentality is entrenched in bigotry; racially and socially.

My friends, this, is the difference between paleoconservatives and neoconservatives.

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The Incompetence of this administration makes George W. Bush’s look like boy scouts:

The CIA’s top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama’s surprise visit with U.S. troops.

The White House recognized the mistake and quickly issued a revised list that did not include the individual, who had been identified on the initial release as the “Chief of Station” in Kabul, a designation used by the CIA for its highest-ranking spy in a country.

The disclosure marked a rare instance in which a CIA officer working overseas had his cover — the secrecy meant to protect his actual identity — pierced by his own government. The only other recent case came under significantly different circumstances, when former CIA operative Valerie Plame was exposed as officials of the George W. Bush administration sought to discredit her husband, a former ambassador and fierce critic of the decision to invade Iraq.

via White House mistakenly identifies CIA chief in Afghanistan – The Washington Post.

By the way, Valerie Plame had not be covert for a while, so that part is bullcrap.

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