Hypocrisy in bunches

First of all, how about John McCain criticizing Obama for wanting to “talk to Hamas”? McCain sure seems like a tough guy, right?

Well, who said this two years ago?

“They’re the government; sooner or later we are going to have to deal with them, one way or another, and I understand why this administration and previous administrations had such antipathy towards Hamas because of their dedication to violence and the things that they not only espouse but practice, so . . . but it’s a new reality in the Middle East. I think the lesson is people want security and a decent life and decent future, that they want democracy. Fatah was not giving them that.”

If you guessed the angry old man who has no idea what he’s talking about, you get a prize.

Secondly, we move on to our esteemed President, who indirectly compared Barack Obama to a Nazi appeaser yesterday in Israel.

Cue Sen. Joe Biden:

Joe Biden, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that if the president disagrees so strongly with the idea of talking to Iran, then he needs to fire his secretaries of state and defense, both of whom Biden said have pushed to sit down with the Iranians.

Senatorial Snap!

More signs of the coming 2008 collapse of the Republican Party

As I mentioned this morning, the Republican Party has now lost 3 consecutive special elections this Spring in heavy Republican districts.

Just a sign of things to come.

Want some more evidence? Check out these numbers from red red red red Alaska (via Swing State Project):

Alaska- Congress at-large
Ethan Berkowitz (D)
: 50 (49)
Don Young (R-inc): 40 (42)

Alaska- Senate
Mark Begich (D)
: 48 (47)
Ted Stevens (R-inc): 43 (41)

Oh dear!!! The tubes must be clogged! This can’t happen in Alaska, can it?!?

It sure can.

Bush compares Obama to Nazi appeasers, Lieberman piles on

George W. Bush is a miserable failure who has no shame.

Today in Israel, Bush essentially compared Barack Obama to Nazi appeasers. (Or “included” him, as Perino tries to spin).

Will Bunch basically lays out the obvious:

To use a diplomatic setting on foreign soil to score a cheap political point at home is way beneath your office, way beneath your country, and way beneath the people you serve. You have been handed an office once uplifted to great heights by fellow countrymen from Washington to Lincoln to Roosevelt to Eisenhower, and have plunged it so deeply into the Karl-Rove-and-Rush-Limbaugh-fueled world of political destruction and survival of all costs that have lost all perspective — and all sense of decency. To travel to Israel and to associate a sitting American senator and your possible successor in the Oval Office with those who at one time gave comfort to an enemy of the United States is, in and of itself, an act of political treason.


Joe Biden called it “Bullshit and Malarkey”

Nancy Pelosi said it was ‘beneath the dignity of the office of the president and unworthy of our representation”

Rahm Emmanuel said “Does the President have no shame?”

John Kerry said he should apologize to the American people.

And Joe LIEberman? “The President got it exactly right”

What else would you expect from this man with no principle or shame?

Governor endorsements, and Beshear’s big chance

As we saw yesterday, 4 former KY governors endorsed Hillary Clinton for President: including Paul Patton and John Y. Brown.

As the elitist Mark Hebert notes, what’s more interesting is the name that is missing, that of our first female governor, Martha Lane Collins.

But Hebert misses the most glaring omission, however: that of Brereton Jones, who is close to Steve Beshear. Could Brereton’s reluctance also signal reluctance on the part of Beshear?

Whereas the Lundergan-Governors John Y. Brown and Paul Patton are falling in line between the eventual-loser Hillary Clinton, there is a great opportunity for Steve Beshear to step away from the old guard of Lundercrooks and take a step towards the future of the Democratic Party: Barack Obama.

Many have credited the failure of the current legislative session to Beshear surrounding himself with the old guard Democrats. Wouldn’t it send a great message if he turned his back on this crowd and joined the new vanguard of Democrats along with John Yarmuth, Ben Chandler and Dan Mongiardo?

How about it Steve? Would you like to join and score big points with the new wave of Democrats all over this state that reject the Lundergan-era Good ole’ boys?

(and I echo Stephen Shepard’s sentiments)