The scandal around General Petraeus
keeps getting weirder, though it can’t possibly get as weird as the conspiracy theories that rightwingers are trying to spin around it. It’s a scandal with sex, intrigue, and the intelligence community—and the rightwing wants to turn it into part of their narrative that Obama is the Anti-Christ. Can’t the rightwing noise machine leave weird enough alone? It’s all about infidelity, ego, paranoia, and foolish choices. This has nothing to do with Obama. It sounds more like something out of the life of Newt Gingrich.
Now there is an investigation of General John Allen
, the top commander in Afghanistan, for possibly inappropriate communication with Jill Kelley, the woman Paula Broadwell saw as a rival for General Petraeus. If this was a movie spy thriller, at this point you would be rewinding the DVR to get the story straight.
Everybody thought the big post-election story would be the fiscal cliff
. But there’s nothing like a story about sex and somebody else to take your attention away from a story affecting your own pocketbook. This is a story about other people going over the edge of a cliff. It’s got all of the excitement with none of the real danger that the fiscal cliff poses to us all.
Allen West is refusing to believe
the results of the election that he lost last Tuesday. Come on, Allen—you can’t deny reality forever. Even Mitt Romney was only able to do it for around 90 minutes on election night. There is no reason to doubt the results of the election... other than the fact that it took place in Florida, that is. But Allen West will never give up. He’s going to form a Congressional-Office-In-Exile and try to get other Republicans to recognize it as the one true House seat from his district.
Grover Norquist says
that President Obama won the election by portraying Mitt Romney as a “poopy head.” What Grover does not address is whether the President accurately portrayed Mitt Romney as a poopy head. I think that Grover is saying that the President’s strategy was childish. That’s rich, coming from a man whose only political philosophy in life is “Don’t touch my toys!”
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