Thursday, January 09, 2014

General Disagreement

Bob Gates's memoir, many times against the president, has backfired (see link here or below) and it SHOULD. Those in the president's base, and I am one of them, to the contrary thought the president was too conciliatory to his generals and conducted policy most of the left of center held in dismay. It is refreshing from Gates's "memoir" to learn that, like President Kennedy, President Obama was skeptical and questioned his military. 

WE ARE NOT A MILITARY FASCIST state where the top does everything the military wants. As this article states had Kennedy done what the military wanted during the Cuban missile crisis we would all be dead.  The 1968 right wing presidential third-party candidate George Wallace's running mate, General Curtis LeMay, virulently critical of Kennedy, advocated war with the then Soviet Union. 

I continue to think the president has been, as I have always thought, in error to think Republicans could be bipartisan as Republicans are NOT in the least bipartisan. Perhaps Gates was a Republican plant OR Gates does not know what he is talking about as he tried to play both ends and in the middle during his career. 

Shame on you, Bob Gates, your expose is not only false but a betrayal based on less than intellectually smart argument. Attention must not be paid!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/08/robert-gates-obama_n_4563743.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

A Bridge Too Far -- the Demise of the potential presidential Republican Candidate Chris Christie

The story of Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey's administration and its politicization of the closing of the biggest bridge in the country, a gateway from New Jersey to New York, the George Washington Bridge, grinding traffic on that bridge to Fort Lee is just developing. Christie or his administration did it to get back at Democratic Mayor of Ft. Lee for not supporting Christie and there are emails to prove it. It is an American political scandal at its absolute worst.

I will formulate a better more cogent opinion but for now, Chris Christie's political future as the leader of the Republican Party much less as a front runner candidate for President of the United States is, I aver, FINISHED. The scandal is like a thread on a piece of clothing. Pull it and you unwrap the entire suit of clothes.

It is bad now and WILL get worse as more evidence and email see the light of day. Chris Christie is THROUGH and exposed the true meaning of being Republican. This party composes the worst of humanity under the cloak of religious righteousness and patriotism. Those who compose its leadership and its rabid followers are neither righteous nor patriotic.

Wait for the details of this scandal to be revealed in total but suffice it to say Chris Christie vying for the presidency is a DONE DEAL, finished, through and I for one am thrilled because I know politics and I know what the composition of the leadership of the lethal Republican Party is all about. It is a killer of democracy as shown by this scandal and as shown by voter suppression of the minority vote.

Thank you, Chris Christie, for being the bully that you are and exposing your party for what it is. I reserve the right to change my opinion as evidence is reveled. Until then Christie will be lucky if he stays in the New Jersey's governor's mansion let alone take up residence in the White House. The obstruction of this bridge for political purposes is criminal and possibly federally criminal. It may have led to at least one elderly woman's death and there could be other distressing consequences of the bridge closing three lanes of traffic creating gridlock for days in the world's most traveled bridge. Stay tuned there WILL be more!