“Slavery was dying a natural death all over the Western world. Instead of allowing it to die or helping it to die or even purchasing the slaves and then freeing them, which would have cost a lot less money than the Civil War cost, Lincoln set about in the most murderous war in American history,” Napolitano said.
I guess the GOP isn’t the Party of Lincoln any more.
After pointing out the sheer hypocrisy of the United States making an issue of another country using chemical weapons, Stewart showed several clips of pundits and Sen. Ted Cruz saying we’re going to look weak, and “that bullies and tyrants don’t respect weakness,” Stewart responded:
STEWART: Oh right! We have to bomb Syria because we’re in seventh grade! And the red line… the red line that they crossed is actually a dick-measuring ribbon.
Why does holding back look like weakness? Isn’t it maturity? It’s like when a guy’s picking on Clark Kent and he doesn’t do anything, even though he knows he could throw that guy into the sun.
I’ll tell you what would be real weakness, Clark Kent laying waste to a town because someone called him a pussy.
You know what else is weakness? Asking the advice of a plague of idiots who got the same issue completely wrong in Iraq — or as those people are known on cable… experts.
Jon Stewart looks at how the Senate deals with guns and crime.
Well, thank God for Chris Hayes, because I’m not good at math. I’m so stupid. I still think 54 votes is more than 46, because I’m a f**king idiot. But I’m pretty sure that a million is more than 3,400, and yet, to battle the evil of terror, we started two wars, tortured people, reorganized almost the entire federal government, disallowed the air trafficking of shampoo and conditioner and okay’d the robot sky killing of American citizens, if warranted by… someone.
Because one American life lost to terror is one too many, which I agree with. But it seems to me we’ll move heaven and earth to do whatever it takes to prevent weapons from falling into the hands of foreigners who might kill our citizens, because apparently we think killing our citizens, is our job.
Josh Marshall at TPM has a handy guide of all those folks who got their long-due comeuppance and those who won against the efforts of the Orcosphere in the election. From Karl Rove to Donald Trump and gay rights to bong hits, there’s plenty of schadenfreude to share with your coffee.
For me, the best was the flaming explosion of Karl Rove’s head on live TV when Fox News announced that Obama had won the election.
In an epic on-air tantrum, he refused to acknowledge Obama had won, sending anchor Megyn Kelly walking off-set to ask the network’s vote analysts to explain for him why tipping point Ohio was lost to Romney. Democrats will be replaying this clip for years to cheer them up in their darker moments.
Now he has to explain to the billionaires why their unprecedented spending earned them — nothing. For all the money spent, there’s still a Democratic president and, almost as unbelievably, a net gain in the Senate.
Heh. The best part is that if you enjoy this sort of thing, none of these people are going to go away. It is completely against their nature to retreat quietly once they’ve had their ass handed to them because they never, ever learn. So count on them being around for a long time.