Was it supposed to be a joke? Brendan James at Talking Points Memo said South Carolina Senator and presidential aspirant Lindsey Graham could be heard laughing as he told a GOP gathering in Des Moines, Iowa Saturday night that he would “call a drone” to kill anyone thinking about joining al-Qaeda or the jihadists of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
In a recent panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama gave another demonstration of his mastery of rhetoric — and disregard of reality. One of the ways of fighting poverty, he proposed, was to "ask from society's lottery winners" that they make a "modest investment" in government programs to help the poor.
While the neocons keep pushing the lie that the military budget is shrinking under the Obama Administration, the opposite is true.
When someone describes his location and says he’s right or left, the obvious answer is “Of what?” It’s interesting that we never ask this in politics.