Drew Bowling writes:

Breaking (and beyond parody): McCain has just hired Elisabeth O’Bagy, who was fired from neocon HQ for lying about her academic credentials and for failing to disclose that she was a paid lobbyist for the Islamist Syrian rebels, whom she incorrectly “described” as “moderate” freedom fighters. The rebels, including Free Syria Army battalions, have recently formed a new confederation under al-Qaeda. And Obama is arming these people with your taxpayer money. All while Washington flirts with bad laws and a bad government shutdown. This is all a national embarrassment.


Your party doesn’t care about you.  Stop being played.  It’s our Ruling Class vs. the rest of us.

  • http://canfrancisbringmeback.wordpress.com/ ganganelli

    Not surprising. For the neocons like McCain, Assad is part of the Iran nexus and therefore any enemy of Assad is a friend to them.

  • http://chicagoboyz.net/ TMLutas

    I would take the plea to stop letting “us” be played a lot more seriously coming from you if the attached graphic wasn’t an effort to play us. Straightening our own country out is neither a prerequisite for invasion, nor is it particularly possible this side of the pearly gates. All countries can, to some extent be improved. The decision to invade or not is orthogonal to how fouled up or not our country is and thus the picture is a psychological manipulation. It’s trying to play us, just not the same way that the neo-cons are.

  • Michael Ejercito

    Would Charles Martel have armed the Saracen hordes?

  • wlinden

    Is “neocon HQ” next to “liberal HQ”? Since both obviously are adherents of one monolithic organization.

  • freddy

    But…but…she’s photogenic!

  • wlinden

    And why the scare quotes on “described”, if that is how she described them?

  • Elmwood

    GOP fundamentals:

    A strong and effective strategic arsenal is still necessary as a deterrent against competitors like Russia or China.

    Free market policies that are the surest way to boost employment and create job growth and economic prosperity for all.

    Reject the use of taxation to redistribute income.

    Catholic fundamentals:

    Spending enormous sums to produce ever new types of weapons impedes efforts to aid needy populations;.. Over-armament multiplies reasons for conflict and increases the danger of escalation.

    Rich nations have a grave moral responsibility toward those which are unable to ensure the means of their development by themselves or have been prevented from doing so by tragic historical events.

    Not to enable the poor to share in our goods is to steal from them and deprive them of life. the goods we possess are not ours, but theirs.

    Are these statements mutually compatible? Probably not entirely.

  • enness

    I wouldn’t necessarily call one guy, particularly McCain, “my party.” Congress is a dismal lot, but still, I imagine there are less well-known individuals whose behinds he would not even be fit to kiss — there’s not any love lost between me and him, if you couldn’t tell. Voting for Romney did one (and only one) useful thing: it relieved me of any lingering doubt that not voting for McCain was the right thing to do.

  • Irenist

    Tangent: Anyone know the history of the surname “O’Bagy”? I’ve never encountered it before, and I’m intrigued now. I googled that the name has roots in Utah, but other than that, I’ve got nothing. Is there a Gaelic etymology here, or is the original European surname from some other language entirely, with the use of O’ at the beginning just one of those wacky American immigrant spellings this country delightfully abounds in? Anybody here have any idea?