Dec. 15, 2014 By Jack Jodell (in association with Fair and Unbalanced.com – see my Blogroll in the lower right hand column).
Happy Monday, everyone! This being the start of the new week, it’s time for ourpodcaser extraordinaire, Mr. Burr Deming, to weigh in with another great doubleeader. This first one seems to refute an assertion made by mainstream media MSNBC’s Chuck Todd that President Obama has been overly isolated from real, everyday Americans.
In Burr’s words, “Chuck Todd’s recent book offers a searing analysis of the Obama administration. The unwavering opposition of Republicans is already well documented. But Todd suggests that President Obama is also to blame for roadblocks to policies that would help the poor and middle class.
Todd worked hard, talking with hundreds of Washington insiders. He has been able convincingly to demonstrate insularity and isolation from the real world. But not in the way he, or anyone, could have anticipated.”
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Link to transcript: http://fairandunbalanced.com/blog1.php/2014/12/09/chuck-todd-discovers-president-obama-is-
The second feature in this doubleheader is entitled “TORTURE AND VALUE”
Here, Burr gives us his take on the subject of using torture to obtain intelligence from our enemies, and how this nightmare (begun in the horrid administration of George W. Bush and DICK Cheney) goes against the historical grain of the United States. I stand in firm agreement with him!
But, for some of us, something changed the day we were attacked. What had been wrong became right.
Conservative reactions against the Senate report on torture contain an obvious self-contradiction:
On one hand, we did nothing wrong. On the other, it will hurt our image and provoke foreign opposition if the wrongdoing that we didn’t do is exposed.
But I am struck less by contradiction than by a less obvious, and more dangerous, consistency.”
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