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This is one hell of an interesting day. A brilliantly-conceived surgical military operation, with no Americans wounded or dead, even though one of the two helicopters used in the operation crashed and had to be destroyed so it would not fall into the hands of foreign intelligence.

On Morning Joe an hour ago some former Bush II flunky said, “This isn’t about politics, or Democrats or Republicans.”

Yeah, right. That little clown can’t stand it that his fellow Republicans have just been cut off at the knees and gagged and won’t be able to attack Obama anymore, on any level. It won’t work. Like Ulysses S. Grant after the Civil War, Obama’s clear-cut, unambiguous victory in taking out Bin Laden has just made him a GOD in the eyes of the American people.


Plus the boost in American morale just might lead to a surge in the economy, which will further Democrats’ standing and political superiority.

Obama now has the upper hand, and has at his disposal what is now the most powerful bully pulpit any president in recent memory has ever had. He can now freely push the Democratic agenda, and pass legislation that he and his fellow Democrats could not before.

The Republicans better get ready for all the stuff the Commander in Chief is about to shove down their throats.

Now Obama has to drive down the price of gas, and set in motion the machinery that will create a lot of jobs. If he does, guess what? The election for him will be absolutely guaranteed. It probably is already. But now he has license and POWER to aggressively push his agenda. No telling how great his accomplishments may be in the coming months and years.

With this perfectly executed military mission, Obama has demonstrated beyond doubt that in addition to his formidable steel-edged intellect and command presence, he has real balls. Nothing like the ridiculous and phony cotton-stuffed codpiece George Bush wore on his fake aircraft carrier landing, with that banner that said—no, lied: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

Balls, yes. And authentic courage. Among the options was bombing Bin Laden’s compound. That would have been the safest, lowest-risk thing to do. But Obama chose the more dangerous, more riskier option.

Imagine the embarrassment if both helicopters were shot down, and all the Seals were captured and led shackled and blindfolded through the streets of the Pakistani village to the local Al Queida headquarters for interrogation and torture.

The Republicans would have literally HOWLED. Not in outrage, but delight, with exuberant joy that the darkie had blundered. Badly. Which is what you’d expect a darkie to do in such situations. Right? Right?

End of rant. As you were. Carry on.





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Oil and gold prices are already dropping sharply. Gas will be much cheaper by the end of the week (assuming nothing gets blown up.)

The main thing here is that ever since JFK bungled the Bay Of Pigs the GOP had the upper hand on 'security" issues with the American people.

Now the democrats have taken that back. Combine that with the fact that the GOP actually voted against Medicare last week and you have to assume they are toast.

Good news, indeed.

But I won't be happy until ALL those Republican assholes end up in the dustbin of history, are finally marginalized to the extent that they deserve. I'm actually surprised at the depth and breadth of my contempt for those people. Those clowns. Those carnival barkers. Those...

It's like Lily Tomlin said about cynicism — no matter how deep and/or wide your contempt for the GOP or any other organ of the Noise Machine gets, it's not enough to keep up with how deep they'll sink.

For the past ten years virtually anything that happened in the US or abroad "emboldened" the Republicans. Except finally, at long last, they are seen for what they are. Come November I hope they're ALL defeated in landslides. Then we can turn with enthusiasm to repairing the economy, creating jobs, and ensuring that we take care of our poor, our sick, our old folks.

Are prices dropping??? Really? That's outstanding.


ever since JFK bungled the Bay Of Pigs

The way I heard it, he only "bungled" in the Delta House sense that he fucked up and trusted the CIA. Apparently, the reason the troops had no air support was that Langley had assured him it wouldn't be necessary — the Cuban people would welcome Our Boys as liberators and spontaneously rise up against their Inhuman Communist Overlord. It was such lousy advice that made JFK vow to smash the Company into a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds, for which they arranged to have Lee Harvey Oswald shoot him through the forehead from behind. And now you know... the rest of the story.

*jumping up and down* YES!! Obama's presidency is now sealed in yesterday's news.

I was very glad to hear that no Americans died in this particular insertion act.

I get all murderous every time a Republican comes out saying that Obama did this to get reelected. And I get even more angry when people say that we deserved to get attacked - I get, get the fuck out to some other country that will pay for your pansy ass to live there.

I rarely comment, John, but you're one of the people that still makes LJ worthwhile. Thanks for an awesome (and hopeful!) rant. ~

I wish the fascist swine were literally cut off at the knees. Now, /that/ would be cause for celebration!

I actually toned down my comments re the fascists, and literally cutting them off at the knees wouldn't be the only cutting and penetration I'd like to see done on them.

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