Monday, November 10, 2008

Tea Leaves

Wouldn't it have been nice for politicians of all stripes, the media and the public to be able to take a few days off and bask in the glory of Barack Obama's election to the office of President. We should all be pleased and proud of this historic election. Absolutely everyone, including McCain supporters should take a bow.

Alas, the politicians, the pundits, the mass media and the blogosphere hardly missed a beat, dissecting every breath from everyones mouth. Talk about "much ado about nothing." Even Joe Scarborough was reduced to using the infamous "F-Word" live and on the air when discussing "Rahm 'F--- you' Emanuel." It's a hot video over on You Tube. I'm guessing no one ever heard the word before.

And, oh my god, the hysteria about Sarah Palin! What the hell is that all about? I don't believe she was elected to anything. Did I miss something? Let's see here. We elect the first African American President in history and the media is obsessed with Sarah Palin. So is the blogosphere. The #1 topic today at The Huffington Post, based on the number of times a tag is used is Sarah Palin!!!! Talk about a rock star.

So here I am reading all the posts about everything, which are, in reality, little pieces of nothing.

We are all reduced to reading the tea leaves, trying to find a sign. And I did find one especially good sign today. It seems Barack Obama wants Senator Joe Lieberman to remain in the Democrat caucus in the US Senate. Obama has sent a sign to Senate Majority Leader Reid to "back off." and let Lieberman remain, with his chairmanship in tact.

It seems President-elect Obama really does want reconciliation. And he may well just recognize Lieberman's value to the party and to the country.

It's a good sign.


Vigilante said...

I totally agree with you on Palin, Wizard. Everyone should back away from Palin. Not so Lieberman. He should be hounded from the party he betrayed. As far as national security he is not an asset, just an ass.

Now where are those leave leaves you were offering?

Stella by Starlight said...

I absolutely disagree about Lieberman, Wizard. Vig is right, he'll kiss ass of either party that's in power.

I believe I'll have a cup of tea, now.

Stella by Starlight said...

Sarah Palin is the political equivalent of Paris Hilton.

shoo said... you know how conservatives feel about McCain.

It seems to me that Lieberman has been very reliably liberal, he just had the intellectual honesty and moral courage to support Bush on the War in Iraq, and then to support McCain because he felt Obama lacked enough experience.

While intellectual honesty and moral courage are valued traits, even to liberals, reliably toeing that party line is apparently far more important.

Wiz: I agree, it is a hopeful sign. But already he is now saying (if you read between the lines) "Go ahead and take away his chairmanship, just keep him in the party."

Stella by Starlight said...

Shoo? You mean McCain compared to Hilton? LOL, that's a riot.

Bob Keller said...

Lieberman certainly never betrayed or deserted the Democrat Party. Instead the party not only deserted him, they attempted to destroy his career and rob him of his Senate seat. To do that they nominated one of the most feckless, irresponsible, lazy and dishonest Country Club Republicans ever in politics, to oppose Lieberman as a "Democrat." Thankfully Lieberman won the election in spite of the betrayal of Democrats and continues to serve as Senator.

That Lieberman continued to caucus with them is a further tribute to his unwavering Liberal principles. Lieberman is probably the most honest, most honorable and finest Democrat in Congress today.

Unknown said...

Stella, Shoo was comparing Lieberman to McCain.

Sarah Palin is an excellent Governer with a good record.

If your stating her media coverage. Would not that make Obama the political equivalent of Paris Hilton, as well?

Stella by Starlight said...

No, Lee, I compared Palin to Hilton. Shoo cleverly made the analogy comparing Hilton to McCain.

Palin's record reveals a so-so governorship. I abhor her record on women's rights and the environment.

Speaking of someone with no experience taking a major office—Ahnold has done a decent job, especially considering that 1/6 of the U.S. population lives in California.

I could criticize him for the financial issues, but most of those problems were generated on the federal level.

Lee, Bush got the same press when he took office in 2000 due to the Florida debacle. That would make Bush the equivalent of Hilton, too. After all, he's not the brightest bulb on the tree.