cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Helen Thomas either ‘slipped’ or said exactly what she thought when she was asked about
This came on the heels of the Obama Administration’s obvious lack of support for Israel with the notable exception of Vice President Biden; his was the sole voice of anything approaching support for Israel when it forcefully boarded a vessel running through its blockade. (Remember that we blockaded Cuba many years ago.) This of course followed the President having forced the Israeli Prime Minister to sit and cool his heels for three hours several weeks ago.
There seems to have been a sea change since the new Administration came to town. Our country had officially been supportive of
There has been no obvious support of
Our country voted for change and that seems to have taken root both inside and outside our borders. We have begun to dismantle foreign relations efforts that have been carried on by countless Administrations, both Democrat and Republican. We are appeasing those whom we have previously viewed as being threats. We are kicking sand in the faces of those that have historically supported us even when no one else would do so. Take
There is a seeming naïveté that has overtaken our White House and the Congress. It seems that we are merrily sliding down the slippery slope that threatens to undo many years of effort to find some stability for the world. We are, whether or not we like the role, the 800 pound gorilla…at least for awhile longer before the domestic changes take effect and we find ourselves nothing more than an equal, or less, world power with the same internal problems we witness across
Our fiscal difficulties will assure that we lose any advantage we may’ve had. We are squandering many years of gains to appease the rest of the world at precisely the wrong time.
Is this really what the voters thought they were voting for? Is this the change a majority thought it wanted? Is this why the Jewish contingent in our country voted overwhelmingly for this President? I hope that is not the case, but I’ll not know for sure until this President is re-elected. I have a difficult time imagining that “The Chicago Way” is really the