Sheryl Crow and Harry Reid: Finalists in Jokester of the Day

23 04 2007

Filed under: Sheryl Crow, Harry Reid, Liberalism, War on Terror, Politics

Gone all day and so many things to blog laugh about.

Leading off, there’s Sheryl Crow’s laughable and impending, Oops-it-was-a-botched-joke, “One Square Per Visit” hypocritical riot, for which, Allah provides the appropriate exit question:

Just how, um, tidy are Sheryl Crow’s evacuations that one thin square of toilet paper is enough to do the trick? You think the Goracle gets by with one?

Allah also has a video of Rosie on Sheryl (Warning!: graphic image of video clip…click at your own risk).

Michelle Malkin:

That’s going to be a tough rule to enforce–what with eco-Hollyweirdos so, you know, full of crap.

And Laura Ingraham quips on her radio show this morning, “You know how liberals are always telling us to stay out of their bedrooms? Well, we should start telling them, ‘Stay out of our bathrooms!’ Talk about a Nanny State…”

But the real news of the day was Harry Reid’s backtracking on his “Lost War” statement. Last Friday, Sen. Joe Lieberman spanked Reid:

WASHINGTON – Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) today made the following statement in response to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s comment that the Iraq War is “lost:”

“This week witnessed horrific terrorist attacks by Islamist extremists in Iraq, killing hundreds of innocent civilians and leading Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to declare that the war is ‘lost.’

With all due respect, I strongly disagree. Senator Reid’s statement is not based on military facts on the ground in Iraq and does not advance our cause there.

Al Qaeda’s strategy for victory in Iraq is clear. They are trying to murder as many innocent civilians as possible in an effort to reignite sectarian fighting and drive us to retreat from Iraq.

The question now before us is whether we respond to these terrorist attacks by running away as Al Qaeda hopes – abandoning the future of Iraq, the Middle East, and ultimately our own security to the very same people responsible for this week’s atrocities – or whether we stand united to fight them.

This is exactly the wrong time to conclude that we have lost the war in Iraq, or that our new strategy has failed. Instead, we should provide General Petraeus and his troops with the time and the resources to succeed. We should not surrender in the face of barbarism.”

Michelle Malkin: “Now, get a load of Reid’s response to Lieberman. Make sure you are not drinking or eathing anything. And if you have high blood pressure, do not read any further:

Friday, after Lieberman made his remarks, Reid struck again.

“The longer we continue down the President’s path,” the majority leader told colleagues in a Senate floor speech, “the further we will be from success.”

He also pointed out that Democrats generally agree with him.

“In an effort to shift attention from this Administration’s failed polities – and I say that in the plural – the President and his allies have repeatedly questioned whether I and my fellow Democrats support our troops,” the majority leader told fellow senators. “No one wants us to succeed in Iraq more than the Democrats. We’ve proven that time and time again since this war started more than four years ago. We take a back seat to no one in supporting our troops, and we will never abandon our troops in a time of war.”

Bryan at Hot Air:

Sen. Harry Reid says that the war is lost, then backtracks.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi declares that the road to peace is through Damascus, and offers to meet with Iran’s apocalyptic pirate president but declines to meet with the President of the United States.

Together, these two and their allies are doing all that they can to de-fund the war in Iraq through the Jack Murtha “slow bleed” strategy.

Call all of that what you want, but it doesn’t amount to supporting the troops. It amounts to supporting the enemy.

What does Reid say today, after a weekend to reflect on his outrageous remarks?

Reid, the Senate’s top Democrat, released excerpts from a speech today in which he calls on Bush to abandon his threat to veto the war funding bill and negotiate a compromise. Reid delivered the speech on the war in Iraq at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington at midday.

Reid did not repeat his assertion last week that “this war is lost,” a comment that drew sharp criticism from Republicans, who branded the Senate majority leader as defeatist. But he mixed sharp criticism of Bush with praise for Congress’s efforts to end the conflict and appeals to antiwar voters to be patient.

Will some Democrat please have enough heart to please tell this man (and Pelosi too while you’re at it) that Congress does not set foreign policy?

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