Sunday, March 04, 2007

Oh Jim

Now that he lost his prestigious position of Chairman of Global Warming Denial, Jim Inhofe is trying to reinvent his image in a more positive light....As a Holocaust Denier.

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) got the crowd cheering early in the day. "I have been called -- my kids are all aware of this -- dumb, crazy man, science abuser, Holocaust denier, villain of the month, hate-filled, warmonger, Neanderthal, Genghis Khan and Attila the Hun," he announced. "And I can just tell you that I wear some of those titles proudly."
Not to leave out murderous, bigoted and insane. Oh, but we love you Jim Inhofe! This type of language reveals good-ole-fashion and proud Republican hatred, like calling people fags.

Understanding Darfur

No one condones what is going on in Darfur these days. Yet, despite all of the activism about the genocide, many (myself included) lack a basic understanding of the causes of the genocide. This article from the Nation helps to make sense of the political forces in play in the region and explains why peace in Darfur is still an elusive goal.

Monday, February 26, 2007

From Baghdad, with love (and Al Sharpton)

From Baghdad, with love (An ode in 3.5 parts)

1) Freshman congresswoman, Bush-groper, and all-around swell gal Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) has once again amazed us with her insight into national defense policy. It turns out she has discovered a new plan for Iraq that not even the pentagon has known about. According to Bachmann, Shiite, Persian Iran will rule over the most Sunni and Arab province in Iraq, Anbar, in order to turn it into a terrorist safe haven and breeding ground. For those of you confused by the language, let's put it like this:
Western Iraq - Sunni Arab majority
Iran, the purported controllers of Western Iraq - Shiite Persian majority
Michele Bachmann - Idiot.
And if you thought this was enough, let's not forget about this video of Bachmann sexually assaulting the president during the SOTU.

2) This post by a father of a univerisity student in Baghdad is shocking.

3) If you are looking for a sneak preview of what's up next in the Bush Administration foreign policy show, check out this article from the New Yorker. Despite the misgivings many Iranians may have about Ahmadinejad as a leader, we've come up with the brilliant strategy of turning an entire other nation against us with the drop of a bomb.

According to Hersh, the Bush Administration is taking a cue from the Reagan strategy of funding Sunni fundamentalists (back when bin Laden was a "freedom fighter") to fend off the communists, and to oppose Shiite governments and movements in the Middle East has begun the "bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda."

3.5) It turns out Al Sharpton's ancestors have a pretty intimiate connection to segregationist and racist late-senator Strom Thurmond.... they were his family's slaves. Oh, the irony.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Joe May Not Have His Way Yet

From Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:

Lieberman Switch Wouldn't Flip Senate

With Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) publicly stating he'd consider becoming a Republican if Democrats block new funding for the Iraq War, many Democrats worry that control of the Senate hangs in the balance. However, their fears are unfounded. Many think back to 2001 when former Sen. Jim Jeffords (I-VT) began caucusing with Democrats instead of Republicans, taking control of the Senate out of GOP hands. However, the two situations - though outwardly similar - contain one important difference.

If Lieberman were to caucus with the Republicans, they would still not take full control of the Senate, despite Vice President Dick Cheney's ability to break 50-50 ties. This is because of a little-known Senate organizing resolution, passed in January, which gives Democrats control of the Senate and committee chairmanships until the beginning of the 111th Congress.

What's the difference between now and 2001? A small but important distinction. When the 107th Congress was convened on January 3, 2001, Al Gore was still the Vice President and would be for another two-and-a-half weeks. Therefore, because of the Senate's 50-50 tie, Democrats had nominal control of the chamber when the organizing resolution came to a vote. With Dick Cheney soon to come in, however, Democrats allowed Republicans to control the Senate in return for a provision on the organizing resolution that allowed for a reorganization of the chamber if any member should switch parties, which Jeffords did five months later. There was no such clause in the current Senate's organizing resolution.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

In a different vain, the New York Times ran an interesting article about Hillary's decision not to renounce her vote on the Iraq war, like basically every other Democrat running has. Hillary has always been calculating in her decision, and this may be her most important decision of all. I simply don't see how she plans to win primary votes by not backing down on her vote. In the general, if she wins the nomination, this stance will help her appeal to voters who view dems as Defeatocrats, and it will make her able to avoid to some extent the flip-flopper title Kerry had. But I'd be interested in hearing what people think about this. Check back later when HaverDonkey's alterego returns for more news on Haverford's liberal menace.
The article:

Is our new president a Defeatocrat?

Has our administration made a grave mistake?
Is our new President playing for the"Blame America First" team?

According to the non-partisan, our new President Stephen Emerson made, in the 2004 election cycle, a donation to no other than head-Defeatocrat and Anti-troops Congressman John Murtha.

This is the same John Murtha who has called the Iraq War "unwinnable," who has said he has no doubts that the Marines "kill innocent people," and who has called the recently passed ethics reform bill "total crap."

Is this the kind of man we want representing Haverford?

We Report, You Decide.








John P

We're back.

.....So the blog has been down for a while.
College Democrats have been down for a while too, for that matter.

But under the new leadership of William Henry Harrison IV (up), we're back.

Look forward to lots of posts that you could easily find on mainstream blogs for yourself but which we will copy on paste on this blog for your convenience. Also look forward to motifs such as "Haverford Democrat of the Week" and "Bi-daily defeatocrat/Virgil Goode Quote."

For now, David Sanchez and Brian Tashman will be the primary writers, but if you'd like to get involved with blogging, please contact