?

Log in

No account? Create an account
In The News Today - Wise Tits — LiveJournal [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
Wise Tits

[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

In The News Today [Aug. 28th, 2008|01:01 pm]
Wise Tits
wise_tits
[d_h_belmont]
Russian Prime Minster Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of orchestrating the conflict in Georgia to help our election tilt in favor of a certain candidate.

Before reading this today, I had heard from my dad that on some "liberal radio show", which he didn't mean in a derogitory manner by the way, that the conflict was being set up to help John McCain.

War matters typically help the Republican side. For some reason, people think they are safer when it comes to war matters by siding with a Republican. Of course, Iraq is a total mess for the George W. Bush and the Republican party, so why not start some shit in the European nation of Georgia to dredge up those classic Cold War fears about "THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING!" After all, they whole "THE TERRORISTS ARE COMING!" schtick was ran into the ground and then some, which is a key factor in why they lost control of Congress in '06. People will still denounce a Democratic member as "a communist" (even when they have no idea what that actually means), so if that insult works, painting the Russians in a terrifying light might also be valid to the lowest common denominator of "undecided" voters.

So am I saying we started this stuff? I'm not saying either way, but I do think that staged or otherwise, it will probably help McCain a lot more than Obama.
LinkReply

Comments:
From: you_lied
2008-08-29 12:40 am (UTC)
I don't know a whole lot about the conflict between Georgia and Russia, I've only read a few news articles on it, but it almost seems to me that Putin himself is trying to cause problems or waves with and within the US. I wouldn't be completely surprised either considering Georgia is a US ally. I never did understand why people have more faith in Republicans in regards to wars. I think it's unfortunate though because in my personal opinion John McCain is worse than ol George doubleya.

I love the US and am a fan of how the government is supposed to work, but I do not trust them, or any other country's government so I wouldn't put it past anyone involved with this to be in on the conflict.

I don't really think it matters if someone is in on it though, don't underestimate a government's fantastical skills to cover things up and keep events quiet.
(Reply) (Thread)
From: d_h_belmont
2008-08-29 04:12 am (UTC)
I know very little, also. I would bet most are ignorant to the details except that Russia was making some big loud noises in Europe and that nuclear strikes were mentioned, which I think could support the idea that someone is trying to strike fear in the hearts of American voters. Putin said, (if I remember correctly), that he HAD to take action after several diplomats from Georgia had all been killed.

As for Republicans, I don't get why people feel safer with their idea of shoot first, ask questions later. I don't believe "Cowboy Diplomacy" works in the 21st century, and they've never been able to explain why it's such a horrible thing for a president to try to have diplomatic talks with our enemies.

If McCain becomes president, before the end of his first term, he will be 80 years old. He may have a decorated history, but do we really want someone that old with his finger in the button? Our world changes so rapidly, so drastically, and in such a little amount of time thanks to the internet and other technological breakthroughs, how can someone like that keep up, especially when Republicans are supposed to be "conservative"?

By the way, I heard you saw Barack Obama. How was it?
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From: you_lied
2008-08-29 05:26 am (UTC)
McCain being a dinosaur is a major issue I have. Not only because I feel that he can't keep up, but I've never known an 80 year old person who can really identify with someone my age, therefore how is he going to put into action and make changes that I, or the other however many young people in this country would appreciate. I know they have tons of experience and have been where I am at one point in their life, but I don't care how badly you don't want to admit it, old people get out of touch.

I did see Obama and I would say it was one of the coolest experiences of my life. Just to be a part of that and to hear him speak live in front of me was really moving. He seemed very passionate and sincere. Of course he is a politician so no doubt can quite possibly have the skills to fool me, but I like to believe he feels what he has been saying and is the change that this country could make some good use of.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From: d_h_belmont
2008-08-29 06:57 am (UTC)
The Republicans are really trying hard to paint the picture that Obama doesn't have the skills to be President, but all they have to suggest that is his small tenure in Congress. Come on, Republicans! You have to do better than that! If Obama was the Republican (which would mean he'd have to be white, but let's not go into that), these same people would say that the young senator would bring new ideas because he hasn't yet been jaded or corrupted by old school congress.

I think Obama has a level and well educated head on his shoulders, and when I hear him speak, it sounds genuine to me. I heard somewhere (and I should verify it so I'm not talking a bunch of bull shit) that he writes most of his own speeches... but like you said, he IS a politician, and politicians can be very convincing actors.

I guess you can say... I hope for Hope.

I am still waiting for a legitimate reason why McCain is a better choice. How can anything be worse than following the Dubya way of handling things for another four or eight years?
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
(Deleted comment)
From: d_h_belmont
2008-08-29 06:47 am (UTC)
I worded it clumsy. When I said "from Georgia", I simply meant in terms of a geographic location, rather than saying they were Georgian. Damn language, but your correction works, too.

I think the article is still on CNN.com.

I've said it before, I'm sorta neutral on what Putin said, because it doesn't matter because matters like this, intentional or not, will make the Republican candidate look good.


...

For those playing the home game, that brings the total to 3

;-)
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: hahahasyyke
2008-08-29 05:42 pm (UTC)
I didn't even know about this until you brought it up (leave it to me to ignore the fact that there's even such a thing as "current events"), and wouldn't have thought of the idea that it would gain the republicans votes.

I find it silly that people feel better in the hands of a republican when war and safety are an issue. It's as if they think the republicans have some magic power to shield us from harm. Out of curiosity, and laziness, and you're smarter than I am... What parties were in office during some of these other massive events we've been talking about recently? Like I said before, I'm not much with history, so I wouldn't know. I was just wondering if there's really anything to heavily back up this notion that a republican in office offers more hope for security...
(Reply) (Thread)