"Just Tell Them...

I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."

Susan B. Anthony

Sunday, May 30, 2010

"Let's face it: this has been the toughest year and a half since any year and a half since the 1930s." Oh really, Mr. Obama? Really???

[Really, now? Worse than the period surrounding December 7, 1941 and September 11, 2001? Worse than what Gerald Ford faced after the resignation of Richard Nixon and Watergate, which constituted the worse constitutional scandal in our history and tore the country apart? Worse than what Ronald Reagan faced after Jimmy Carter (when interest rates were 22 percent, inflation was more than 13 percent, and Reagan faced something entirely new under the sun, "stagflation")? Worse than 1968, when Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. were assassinated and there was rioting in our streets? Worse than what LBJ faced during Vietnam -- a war which eventually claimed more than 58,000 lives? Worse than what John Kennedy faced in the Bay of Pigs and in the Cuban Missile Crisis, when we and the Soviet Union edged up to the brink of nuclear war? Worse than what Franklin Roosevelt faced on the eve of the Normandy invasion? Worse than what Bush faced in Iraq in 2006, when that nation was on the edge of civil war, or when the financial system collapsed in the last months of his presidency? Worse than what Truman faced in defeating imperial Japan, in reconstructing post-war Europe, and in responding to North Korea's invasion of South Korea? ]

"Thin Skinned" is putting it mildly.

H/T to Womanstate for the link.


  1. Anonymous9:41 AM

    Hi SYD,

    Thought I'd check in this morning, and I'm glad to see this.

    Unbelievable comments from reader(s) over at the Huffington Post lately who have been accusing James Carville of criticizing Obama's handling of the oil spill because Carville is preparing the way for a Hillary run in 2012??!!!

    For example:

    “Dr. Sam, and Carville rides the Clinton gravy train, always had. He's trying to undermine Obama for 2012, and it is just starting.”

    Ah, well...

  2. Such idiocy. I mean really.

    But... yes... in many ways what is happening is the natural outcome of a fractured party. A party in which at least half the members are not fully on board.

    And that is what you have when you win by cheating.

  3. Anonymous2:50 PM

    Well, even Donna Brazile criticized him.

  4. Good point. Donna thought that they were playing by zee rulez. Or at least she said so. And even she seems to be losing patience. Who can blame her... or Carville. Both are from LA, are they now?