Liberalscum Buster

August 13, 2008


Filed under: BARACK OBAMA, Bush, hillary clinton, John McCain, life, mideast, news, politics, war — gasdocpol @ 2:27 pm

Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Team Obama Calls McCain’s Georgia Stance ‘Belligerent,’ Yet ‘Roughly The Same’ As Theirs

Sometimes on Obama’s campaign, the left hand…

Obama backer and former UN Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, appearing on CNN: “John [Roberts], with all due respect, I would dispute what you just said. Senator McCain and Senator Obama have roughly the same positions. it’s the Bush administration that was behind the curve. ”

doesn’t know what the further left hand is doing.

Obama adviser Susan Rice, appearing on MSNBC’s “Hardball” Tuesday night, accused McCain of responding irresponsibly. “Barack Obama, the administration and the NATO allies took a measured, reasoned approach,” she said. “We were dealing with the facts as we knew them. John McCain shot from the hip, very aggressive, belligerent statement. He may or may not have complicated the situation.”

So… Obama’s response was the same as the Bush administration’s, which was behind the curve.

Does that make it an admission that their own response was behind the curve? Well, later on in that interview, Holbrooke said, “The situation was evolving, Obama’s statement, which came immeidately was a place holder statement as the situation moved. He was on the plane, out of touch on his way to Hawaii. As the situation developed, he clarified, moved his position forward.”



  1. This shows the difference between Obama and McCain. McCain made a statement regarding foreign policy. Obama used a “placeholder” then went out of touch for hours during a developing crisis situation. One may easily disagree with McCain’s stance, but it’s still better than making a declarative statement and then loosing contact while the situation evolves. An experienced diplomat – or businessman for that matter – would not have made such an error.

    Now, there’s nothing wrong with place holder statements when one is going to be unavoidably out of touch. It just wrong when that statement is declarative and could easily heighten tensions. You don’t make such statements and then go incommunicado, not if you actually know what you’re doing.

    Comment by jonolan — August 13, 2008 @ 2:33 pm

  2. McCain may know what he is doing but that does not mean that it is what is called for.

    When the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

    When he was in high school and known as McNasty, it was to pick a fist fight.

    At the USNA his schtick was the “don’t mess with me”,raunchy, rowdy discipline problem.

    His belligerance gave him some credibility in the Navy as a warrior.

    He crafted his “neighborhood bully ” schtick so it could work in the Senate.

    With a chip on his shoulder and his head up his butt, McCain is potentially more of a disaster than GW Bush.

    Comment by gasdocpol — August 13, 2008 @ 2:58 pm

  3. I’m not going to dispute the point of McCain’s “normal” level of belligerence. It’s fairly evident that he has an aggressive personality. I’m just pointing out that Obama’s mistakes can do just as much harm as McCain’s considered belligerence. The disparity in reasons combine with the similarity of positions between McCain and Obama on the Russia-Georgia conflict points that out disturbingly well.

    Comment by jonolan — August 13, 2008 @ 3:54 pm

  4. There are times when aggressiveness is appropriate. Obama is more mentally capable than McCain of knowing the difference.

    McCain’s attitude is kill them all and let God sort them out.

    Just because many Senate colleagues have been intimidated by McCain’s badass schtick does not mean the Putan will be.

    Comment by gasdocpol — August 13, 2008 @ 4:10 pm

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