Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Wannabees

Just noticed this. Thought it was funny:

1. "The 'New' in New Democrat No Longer Cuts It," in which Mike Byers, contemplating Jack Layton, admits to a suppressed desire which we shall call Obama Envy, and 2. "It's Time To Put The 'New' Back In New Democrat," in which former Tennessee congressman Harold Ford Jr. contemplates the state of the Democratic Party and admits to a suppressed desire that his party wasn't so flaky.

I'm starting to miss The Rhinos.

5 Comments:

Blogger Kurt Langmann said...

I got a big giggle out of the postings at G&M site.

12:16 AM  
Blogger Fred said...

The Rhinos wouldn't admit the likes of Byers to their Party. His middle name must be egomaniac.

They have minimum standards after all.

10:12 AM  
Blogger Mark, Ottawa said...

I was for some time a card-carrying Vice-President (whatever) of the Party until in 1993 all the parties in the House, including the NDP, passed legislation effectively banning the Rhinos from taking part in federal elections.

Since then I've been forced to vote PC, Reform, Alliance, Conservative. Pity.

I want a chance to be horny again.

And just for comparison:

Prof. Byers on Afstan:

"On the whole, Hillier has been content to adopt the approach of the Bush administration, emphasizing aggressive search-and-kill tactics and downplaying diplomacy, development, and international law...

Hillier shares the dubious company of U.S. President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair in stubbornly refusing to admit his mistake..."

As for a putative Obama administration: Afghanistan is a "a war we have to win."

I guess it's OK if a Democratic mulatto ends up killing brown (but some look quite white) Muslims. Go figure.

Mark
Ottawa

6:33 PM  
Blogger Transmontanus said...

"I was for some time a card-carrying Vice-President (whatever) of the Party until in 1993. . ."

Then I take it that unlike Byers, you never voted for Brian Mulroney.

11:55 PM  
Blogger Mark, Ottawa said...

Right.

Mark
Ottawa

5:36 AM  

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