sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Monday, December 15, 2014

Democratic Party Line-Up

Whoever gets the nod will be shackled to Barack Obama's political corpse, and his failed policies and  scandals.

A smart political contender would:
  • Push to Repeal Obamacare. It's one of those things where Jonathan Gruber quotes will keep popping up on Republican hit pieces, and it never had over 50% popularity.
  • Repudiate Barack Obama's foreign policy -- all of it.
  • Promise to cut the capital gains tax in half as a measure to restore jobs and boost the economy.
The Bitch of Benghazi and the Fake Indian are too liberal to consider those measures. But what about Webb?

Democratic Party Line-Up

Hillary Clinton has few genuine career credentials that are meaningful. Her four years serving as Obama's understudy as SECSTATE do qualify, but they were failed years that culminated in the Benghazi Massacre and subsequent cover-up.

She can point to her years hosting tea parties in the White House Rose Garden as signs that she's tough enough to take on the new Cold War that sprang up as Obama retreated, but I don't think that it will play in the long run.

It's true that Hillary was a Senator from New York for one term before failing to garner the Democratic Party's nomination - and then she became Barack Obama's lickspittle at the State Department.

It's true that the Clintons did not invite the Obamas to Chelsea Clinton's wedding, but that made perfect sense because we all know that the Obamas always steal the silver place settings. 

She can't sell a book. She can't sell out a stadium. Is the old crone ready for prime time? She thinks so.

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Elizabeth Warren served in the House of Representatives and was recently elected to the US Senate from Massachusetts. She is politically left of Hillary Clinton. She may also be politically more liberal than Barack Obama. I don't know if the fake Indian thing will plague her in an election. Obama was a fake American and it worked out for him.

This group of 300 former Obama staffers have organized a group called "Ready for Warren" with an open letter to Elizabeth Warren. The only reason that Warren has any traction at all is because the Democrats are beginning to panic. Yes, they could call Barney Frank out of retirement and see if he'd be willing to run for President, or queen. He's from Massachusetts, just like the fake indian. Personally, I think that Barney makes a dandy queen.

I'm not sure why the black delegation is pushing for the fake Indian's nomination for President at the 2016 Democratic Convention.  They may feel that Hillary Clinton is vulnerable - - which she is. But Elizabeth (Fake Indian) Warren? Really? Is that their best shot? Apparently it is.

Who will Obama and his black voters back? Apparently anyone but Hillary. Would they back Elizabeth Warren if she was a fake negro? Difficult to say.

UPDATE - The News tonight (most outlets) are running pieces about Elizabeth Warren. You know that's coming from the DNC/White House coalition. They're calling the fake indian a "principled crusader". Ok. So was Bin Laden.

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Jim Webb represents the more conservative wing of the Democratic Party and as such, he won't get any play from Obama or Clinton besides their scorn. He's a decorated Vietnam War veteran and served as Secretary of the Navy under Ronald Reagan. I dealt with him twice when he was SECNAV and I frankly liked him. 

Obama won't throw any support to Webb because he's a heterosexual white male.

I have to say that it's highly unlikely that I'd vote for Jim Webb as president unless the Republicans run Jeb Bush or Chris Christie...then it would be a matter of which Democrat I hate worse.


Movie Review- Exodus: Gods and Kings

As an opener, I have to say that I'm a HUGE Ridley Scott fan, so writing a less than sterling review of his work pains me, but I'm being honest here.

The history is stretching things a bit. The Biblical touch is stretching things a bit. As a result, you have a movie that's not as faithful to either story as it could have been.

The acting was first rate. I have no problem with the characters or in the casting. I think that was the best part of the film. Second best was costuming and armor, which we know a lot about because of the tombs that Egypt left behind.

Beyond that the whole thing became strained. As a story teller, you are shackled to the Biblical account. As a movie maker, you have to show the story in a way that will be more human and more interesting than the account in the Book of Exodus. You need to build the plot in a way that makes characters more than two dimensional. 

I give the movie a 6 . 5 out of a possible 10. The acting saved it from being a 4.

To be fair, Christian Bale made a good Moses - Charlton Heston made a more dramatic Moses. Sigourney Weaver -- did her usual good job but her part was remarkably small for such a talent. More than anything, she was on set...almost a walk-on. 

If you're going to do an epic like this, you have to either do a multi-episode movie or you need to do a mini-series. The scope is simply too big and the character development too complex. It's like making Star Wars in one, two-hour feature. 

There are holes in the story, big holes in the pursuit of the Children of Israel, etc. But they had to tell the story in a very short time and that's how it all fell out.

The movie is bound to irritate Jews, Christians, and atheists. LSP, let me know if Blue Israelite barks when he sees the film. Dogs didn't play a prominent role in the movie and I'm sure that there is a dog lover's lobby that will complain.