Friday, March 27, 2009

The Weekly Rewind

It’s back… it’s bad… it’s rad… it’s... yeah I got nothin’ else

It’s the return of the a little thing Scott and I like to call; The Weekly Rewind.

This week’s rewind is short as we at Political Sighs continue to get back into the swing of things. I can assure you that next week’s installment will be full of the usual snark and analysis. Along with a good dollup of Daisy’s Sour Cream information.

And in continuing with the positive vibes the new administration is trying to roll-out, we present an Applaud-heavy Rewind this week… so sit back, open your minds real wide and enjoy this week’s installment of; The. Weekly. Rewind.

Applaud: to the Obama Administration for taking the presidency into the 21st Century. Appearances on The Tonight Show… a virtual Town Hall meeting… two live Town Hall meetings… an Op-Ed that appeared in 31 newspapers around the world and door-to-door canvassers, this Administration is using every medium and every avenue to get its message out to the masses. It’s a welcome change from the previous administration’s “Hush Hush” concept of barely telling the people anything… keep it up guys.

Heckle: to Newt Gingrich. The man who helped destroy the republican brand in the 1990’s is becoming more and more relevant in today’s Republican Party. Now while I enjoy seeing it because it further signals a party in disarray, the idea that so many people would be willing to listen to what the man says is downright scary, and the fact that some (such as the loons at Fox “News”) think he’s onto something when he says that Obama’s financial regulation plan will create a “dictatorship” is mind-boggling. Here’s a hint to anyone who believes him; crack open a book, look up the definition of ‘dictatorship’, and explain to me how you can come to that conclusion. I’ll be waiting…

Applaud: to the Senate for voting 78-20 to approve the Edward Kennedy Serve America Act. The Act aims to expand national community service programs by increasing the number of positions from 75,000 to 250,000 while also creating new groups of volunteers that will focus on single concepts such as education, clean energy, health care and veterans.

Applaud: to commentaries that write themselves and make me laugh. First, you all know how the republicans had promised to propose a budget today, but, big shock, didn’t? Well, do you know when they've promised to deliver it now? Next Wednesday. Next Wednesday, April 1st. Next Wendesday, April 1st… which is also known as April Fool's Day. So the gop is now promising to deliver its budget on April Fool's Day. You can’t make this stuff up…

Applaud: to MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer. In her exasperation over the gop’s constant criticism of the Obama Budget while not offering up any actual plans, Brewer said earlier this week; “Here’s the thing. They say, We have a plan — and proceeded not to tell us what that plan is. They sent us some paperwork. It’s got no numbers attached. I understand, it takes time to do math. I would be content even doing without the numbers. I’m just saying, What are your ideas? You have my attention. We cut away from the president. Give me some substance!” Way to go Contessa… though I think you’re railing fell on deaf ears as I doubt the republicans have any substance. Hell, look at their VP candidate last year.

Heckle: to Minnesota republican Rep. Michele Bachmann for saying this week… well, do I really need to give a specific reason? This woman is nuttier than a squirrel’s cheeks in October, and her saying that Minnesotans should be “armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back” is just the latest example of her wingnutery.

Applaud: to the EPA… correction, the Obama Administrations EPA. Reversing the inane Bush EPA policies, the EPA said this week that all mountaintop coal-mining permits are being put on hold until the “projects’ impacts on streams and wetlands can be reviewed.” (Wow, a presidential administration that cares about the environment, who would have thunk it?)

Applaud: to former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice (wait, don’t get out the tar and feathers our just yet). Since leaving office, Vice President Dick Cheney has refused to go into hiding and has criticized President Obama and saying his policies “raise the risk” of another terror attack in the U.S. (not even in office anymore, and the old fart still has to play the fear card). But others in the BushWhacked Administration didn’t get the memo. Days after ex-President Bush (GOD I love writing that) rebuked his former VP and said about Obama; “I love my country a lot more than I love politics…I’m not going to spend my time criticizing him. […] He deserves my silence” Bush’s former Secretary of State Rice sided with Bush, saying; “And I agree with the president; we owe them our loyalty and our silence while they do it. […] These are quality people. I know them. They love the country and they won’t make the same decisions, perhaps, that we did. But I believe they’ll do what they think is best for the country.” (Way to stay classy Ms. Rice. Say, who exactly did you vote for last November? Hmmmm?)

And while speaking about the former Dark Lord VP…

Applaud: to some congressional republicans are wishing that Cheney would “go back to his undisclosed location” so they could “rebuild the Republican Party without his input.” Ouch, that’s GOTTA hoit…

All I have, take ‘em as you will…


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