Yes, but he has never followed any laws in his entire life so why start now?
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"I also wondered why the cowboy myth was still being used in political rhetoric early in the twenty-first century.Obviously, the myth of the cowboy persists not because many people live like cowboys but because it defines something significant about the character of the U.S broadly and the character of George W. Bush specifically. What the cowboy myth means, however, is complicated because, as Frantz and Choate have explained, the cowboy represents both a desire for violence and recklessness and also the pursuit of heroism and integrity."
MDN...Exploiting the Myth & the Mystery no doubt. Too difficult a question for most of your readers...
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Cowboy? Really a poor choice of words, or was it? I knew that it would instantly bring forth another round of Bush bashing, and he has absolutely nothing to do with what is going on today! It is about time the boy emperor took responsibility fot our current conditions! We have no business getting involved in Syria or any other middle east conflict. Lets for once take care of America and stay the H*** out of their problems!!
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It would be better if he would fly to Syria and join the rebels to fight the Syrian army. I will pay for the ticket.
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not that the approval of the morons in congress is going to make me feel any better...
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Who wrote this daily poll question...a teenager? Sheesh, you'd think that a newspaper would find a way to express itself without phrases like "...going all cowboy on..."
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Anyway, back to the point at hand...here we go again...another claim of weapons of mass destruction (which other sources, like the UN, are saying were used by the rebels, not the Syrian government), another decade-long military commitment in the Mid East. Clearly, we have learned nothing.
In a month or two, I'm sure I'll look out again and see all the exact same arguments and rhetoric employed as was used for Iraq. And everyone is too stupid to see everything repeating itself and step back and ask, "Wait, doesn't this sound familiar?"
Ah, but it'll be different this time, right? Because this time, "our" guy will be running it. Surely, he won't be on the take from all the same interests that "their" guy last time was, right?
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Don't expect too much other than a couple of cruise missiles flying over Assad's head and into no mans land. Kind of like Clintons attempt at Kaddafi a few years ago. What did it hit? An aspirin factory. Like Matt indicated; When will we ever learn?
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Matt is right on about the structure of the question and the juvenile mentality of the MDN people. Just a few weeks ago, people on the blog were talking about getting involved and helping the rebels. We did not do that because the question remains as to who the rebels actually are. Now, we have all these congressmen shooting off their mouths about doing something. These people have been killing each other for thousands of years and never will embrace democracy. It is up to the countries that trade with them to step in. France, Italy, China, Turkey, and others in the area need to do the dirty work. Ship the missiles to France and let them do the work. Stay out.
Dictators don't wait for OK's.
I would like to thank all the GOP leaders who spoke today at the Nation's Capitol...............................
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Reading all the comments made me feel good, because on this important matter left and right seemed to have the same basic reactions. But of coarse the real wingers had to go off on a tangrnt, they can never agree with anyone with common sense!!
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animal Aug-28-13 7:32 PM
"But of coarse the real wingers"
ex:"Dictators don't wait for OK's."
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"These people have been killing each other for thousands of years and never will embrace democracy. It is up to the countries that trade with them to step in. France, Italy, China, Turkey, and others in the area need to do the dirty work. Ship the missiles to France and let them do the work. Stay out."
centerish, I agree wholeheartedly. Well stated.
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willgrr, do you think that any of the GOP would have been welcome to speak?
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Rugby, I was with you until the last sentence.
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Ship the missiles to France? When have the French ever cleaned up after themselves. Don't think modern History would back that one up.
loco, they were expressly invited. Your party has a BIG problem.
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willgrr, I'm thinking you'll have to prove your assertion they were "expressly invited" as I didn't hear anything about that at all. I'm sure much political hay would have been made had invitations been issued and then those invitations declined. That is the nature of our political culture today. Gotta prove it now.
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Boehner, Cantor Turned Down Invitation To Speak At MLK Anniversary Doug Mataconis · Thursday, August 29, 2013
Speaker John A. Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the House’s two most senior Republicans, were invited to speak at the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington — but declined.
They asked senior President Bush to come, he was ill. They asked junior Bush, he said he had to stay with his father.
They asked a long list of Republicans to come,” Bond continued
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Broad assumptions by the Democrats again. So what else is new?
Thanks, Veritas, for providing a source (Doug Manaconis, Outside The Beltway).
Also part of that article...
"They asked a long list of Republicans to come," (activist Julian) Bond continued, "and to a man and woman they said ‘no.’ And that they would turn their backs on this event was telling of them, and the fact that they seem to want to get black votes, they’re not gonna get ‘em this way."
According to Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel, the Ohio Republican "was invited, but spoke at the Congressional ceremony instead, as did Sens. Reid and McConnell, and Rep. Pelosi."
Sounds a little like "our MLK celebration way or the highway" to me.
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More from Mataconis...
Cantor, meanwhile, was asked 12 days ago to participate in Wednesday’s event commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.’s delivery of the famous “I Have a Dream” speech, according to an aide. The Virginia Republican, however, is currently traveling in North Dakota and Ohio, touring energy sites with Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., and participating in “nonofficial events,” according to an aide.
Cantor’s decision to turn down the invitation to speak is especially striking given his stated commitment to passing a rewrite of the Voting Rights Act in the 113th Congress, and the many opportunities he has taken over the past several weeks to publicly reflect on the experience of traveling with Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., to Selma, Ala.
“The Leader hopes it’s an outstanding event fitting of the incredible legacy of Dr. King and is honored to have had the ability to honor that legacy earlier this year” with Lewis, said Cantor spokesman Rory Cooper.
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I heard much of Dr. King's famous speech replayed on the radio. It was stirring.
One of the comments related to Mataconis' article was that Republicans were in an interesting situation with being invited to the MLK anniversary celebration: it was demmed if they did and demmed if they didn't. Well, especially if your names are Boehnor or Cantor, right?
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washingtonpost . com/opinions/dana-milbank-black-republicans-try-to-appropriate-martin-luther-king/2013/08/26/
This article by WA Post's Dana Milbank proves the point about "demmed if you do" etc.
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