Claycord – Talk About Politics

August 1, 2014 16:11 pm · 432 comments


This post is “Talk About Politics”.

Please use this post to talk about politics, and keep politics out of the “whatever” thread.

Thank you, and be kind to each other!

401 . August 7, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Turns out there is a US Consulate in Erbil.

402 Naw August 7, 2014 at 10:51 PM
403 Dennis August 8, 2014 at 12:24 AM

@#401 and the G-men working there are called Gerbils?

404 Laura Zah August 8, 2014 at 12:27 AM
405 Connie Dobbs August 8, 2014 at 6:50 AM

We’re bombing Iraq, shadowblade. Will you begin a new tally for this administration or simply add on to Bush’s tab?

406 Connie Dobbs August 8, 2014 at 6:55 AM

I only mention it, shadowblade, because you may not follow the Pentagon’s Twitter feed:

407 Anon Redux August 8, 2014 at 7:24 AM

Daily Mail highlights brutal African dictators at White House event

The White House hosted the largest-ever gathering of African leaders in the United States, with more than 50 countries represented.

The red carpet was rolled out for Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who shot or jailed virtually all his political opponents, Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh, who threatened to ‘cut off the head’ of any homosexuals in the country and for Cameroon’s Paul Biya, who made a list of the world’s 20 worst living dictators.

Many of the leaders were later photographed in the White House, posing for individual portraits with President Obama and the First Lady.

408 ..... August 8, 2014 at 8:22 AM

@Connie #405…

Good one – shadow needs to separate his Bush count from his Obama count. Just because the Iraq deaths started under Bush doesn’t mean he attribute every death since then to Bush.

C’mon, shadow….let’s see something besides the MSNBC count.

409 Oh Oh August 8, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Birchers FAIL again.

“NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Lamar Alexander became the latest U.S. senator to fend off a tea party challenge in a primary race Thursday, defeating a state lawmaker who had used a familiar tactic in trying to cast him as an out of touch insider.

Meanwhile, scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais’ bid to hang onto his seat was too close to call. Unofficial returns with all precincts reporting showed him with a lead of only 33 votes over state Sen. Jim Tracy, who had raised far more money. A recount was possible.

Alexander’s win dealt another blow to national tea party momentum after the stunning primary win over Republican Rep. Eric Cantor in Virginia in June………………….”

410 Barack August 8, 2014 at 9:27 AM

OK Magic 8 Ball….. same question as everyday … “Should I bomb the bad guys today?”


Hey Joe, check it out! We got permission!

411 Antler August 8, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Dennis at #403…. :-)

412 Islam, the religion of Peace August 8, 2014 at 10:25 AM

ISIS released a video ( presumably between beheading of infidels) . They vow that the black flag of ISIS will fly above the White House. I say we cancel their visas and keep them out of the United States of America.

This is all confusing to me. I thought ISIS was the good guys trying to kill Syrians and Iranians and was cheering them on, but it turns out they want to kill about everyone so I guess we should not root for them

These people ,with their schizophrenic religion ,will kill each other forever.

413 What security August 8, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Isis is doing the dirty work the US they will thin out the herd

414 shadowblade August 8, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Connie Dobbs #405

You are KNOW interested in US military deaths in Iraq? How convenient of you.

We lost 4000+ Americans and spent more than $1 Trillion, only to see Iraq fall to Islamic extremists. Good thing we have Obama to clean up Bush’s mistakes.

415 Rick August 8, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Iraq- the rebooblican gift that keeps on giving. Thank you dubya, and the rest of your redneck hacks that pollute this column.

416 @shadowblade August 8, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Any idea who is going to clean up the mess the teleprompter lecturer left in Libya. Country is falling apart, terrorists are taking over. Countries are closing Embassies and evacuating their citizens.
‘Royal Navy evacuates Britons from Libya amid fierce fighting’
‘Libya: military plane brought down and fuel depot set on fire as violence escalates’
‘Gaddafi has gone but Libya is more dangerous than ever, thanks to the west’

417 . August 8, 2014 at 5:03 PM

MSNBC is trying single handedly to shame other countries into helping Obama, by talking at them. Even Garamendi was on parroting democrat talking points.

Doubt if any country will step up, after watching his actions in Syria, his administrations anti Israel comments, few if any still trust Obama.

418 Mission Acomplished obama Style August 8, 2014 at 5:22 PM

8 August 2014
“Fighting in Benghazi and Tripoli has forced the displacement of hundreds of family and is having “grave humanitarian consequences” the Libyan Red Crescent (LRC) has said.

The humanitarian organisation, one of the few still operating on the ground in the country, said that the ongoing fighting, which has killed 214 and left 900 wounded, could cause the total collapse of the health system.

At least two million people are at risk of acute food shortages as intense fighting blocks the provision of stocks and supplies which are located in areas affected by the conflict. Similarly, the movement of medical supplies is being obstructed by the clashes.

“If the crisis continues longer, the situation will become a big burden on us,” Omar Ajaudah, Secretary General of LRC, said. “We ask for support to strengthen our response to the humanitarian needs of the displaced. Despite these challenges, we are carrying on with our efforts,” he added.

In Benghazi this week, Red Crescent teams brought 57 bodies to Benghazi Medical Centre. In cooperation with the city authorities, it has been helping ready schools to shelter hundreds of displaced families. The needs of these families, its said, are acute with food and water of greatest concern. In Tripoli more than 700 displaced families are being supported by LRC.”

Cut n RUN

419 Connie Dobbs August 8, 2014 at 5:26 PM

#414 Know, not really.
I was just wondering if you’d start a new tally for Obama, but I guess I have your answer to that already, thanks.

420 Connie Dobbs August 8, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Rick, you’re a racist.

421 Yhe Phantom August 8, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Rednecks are not a race, they are a disability condition that must be granted the same civil rights and cultural respect required by US Civil Rights Law.

Rednecks, LGBT, Muslims, Blacks, Hispanics are all the same in this country.

422 Elwood August 8, 2014 at 5:52 PM

“We lost 4000+ Americans and spent more than $1 Trillion”

Sing your song, girl!

423 Elwood August 8, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Tell us how you really feel, Rick!

I always look forward to your intelligent, well-reasoned comments.

424 shadowblade August 8, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Connie Dobbs #419

It’s too much for you to care about our military.

425 shadowblade August 8, 2014 at 6:12 PM

@shadowblade #416

I don’t recall the US sacrificing 4000+ American lives in Libya, and spent more than $1 Trillion. When did this happen?

426 @shadowblade August 8, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Such a fixation …..

Obama still has over 2 years left, imagine what terrorists will do when they get Nukes. Indecision (leading from behind), weakness and wimps invite aggression.

Deterrence, is, making the price of aggression too great to risk.

427 furian August 8, 2014 at 7:42 PM

I think we’re going to have to cut Dennis’ retirement to pay for those bombs we’re dropping in Iraq.

Pay as you go!


428 shadowblade August 8, 2014 at 8:09 PM


Keep hoping…just like you were hoping he would destroy the economy.

BTW…Pakistan has nukes, supported the Taliban, and harbored bin Laden…not that Bush cared.

429 shadowblade August 8, 2014 at 8:09 PM


“Sing your song, girl!”

Yeah…we know you don’t care about our military.

430 Connie Dobbs August 8, 2014 at 8:19 PM

#424 It’s too much for you to care about their civilians.

431 Elwood August 8, 2014 at 10:31 PM

I served.

Did you?

432 Yhe Phantom August 9, 2014 at 12:54 PM

gazpacho soup doesn’t count.

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