Don’t Stand With Rand (by TheYoungTurks)
Son of a bitch.
Who Does Obama Serve? HUGE Cuts in Regressive Budget Proposal (by TheYoungTurks)
“This is Global War on Terror spending. We’re still stuck in this post-September 11 mindset. You know, people often criticize, “Oh, you’re stuck in pre-9/11 thinking”. No, we’re stuck in post-9/11 thinking where the entire framework of what we’re doing in our foreign policy and in our defense spending was set up by George W. Bush.
Rather than repeating one of thwe most horrible foreign policy mistakes in history than invading Iraq of Afghanistan again, yes, it’s better to just do remote-controlled drone strikes. That being said, is it moral? Right? And what I’ve said before, and I think this is true, it’s a morally indefensible program 98% percent of the time. And it’s perhaps—but it’s politically defensible, right? Because no one in America really cares that these people are being, you know, blown up on a regular basis, it’s a sort of faceless enemy, it seems like we’re doing a good thing, you know, Democrats love it because the drone issue polls really well, so it’s a win across the board until you get to the blow-back point where you’ve killed so many innocent people that in fact you’re just prolonging this conflict forever.”
— Michael Hastings
“The ignorance of Obama—the mistakes made in his presidency, which I think are undeniable—come from a lengthy, lengthy, endless failure to recognize what was happening around him, a complete failure to recognize that the Republicans who he was reaching out to never had any interest in helping him.”
— Ben Manciewicz