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As you watch or listen to "news" broadcasts about events in Ukraine and the Crimea, sometimes actual news with varying degrees of correct information, and sometimes either witting or unwitting propaganda, today's must-read report from Oleg Atbashian is something to keep in the back of your mind as context.
Americans, and particularly naive liberals such as President Obama and much of his foreign policy team, may be inclined to consider the actions of Vladimir Putin and of Russian and Ukrainian nationalists through a filter of western democratic well-meaning...which means that just as they did with the "Arab Spring" they will misinterpret and incorrectly predict almost everything that happens, as well as misunderestimate the determination of our competitors/enemies and overestimate our influence.
Comedian David Brenner passed away on Saturday of cancer. He was 78.
Donald Trump will not run for Governor of New York.
The news comes here Friday night from the Binghamton Press/Sun Bulletin website.
Says The Donald:
“While I won’t be running for Governor of New York State, a race I would have won, I have much bigger plans in mind — stay tuned, will happen!”
The Donald speaks. The world turns. In a world where everybody from Thomas E. Dewey to Bobby Kennedy, Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton were certain presidents, and Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama were pegged as sure presidential losers… stay tuned.
Today, John Kerry did what he does best — he flipped-flopped.
This time he flip-flopped on Israel’s demand that the Palestinian Authority recognize it as a Jewish state. The Secretary of State said it was “a mistake” for Israel to raise the issue.
But just over two months ago, Kerry was pressing PA President Mahmoud Abbas to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and, at the end of January, Thomas Friedman of the New York Times reported that one of the elements of the framework for peace (a.k.a. The Kerry Plan) was for Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state.
So I guess you could say that Kerry was for Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state before he was against it.
Isn't it interesting how we only hear the truth about the horrendous partisanship and incompetence of the bureaucracies which control our lives when people escape from them?
The other day I wrote a piece chiding liberals who argued that conservatives are in love with Vladimir Putin because we think he is a stronger leader than President Obama.
Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank is accusing NRCC Chairman Greg Walden of flip-flopping on the clout of David Jolly's recent Florida election win.
Prior to Jolly's win, Walden said:
Whether we win it or lose it, the special elections aren't too predictive for either side going forward. If there's any advantage of a special election, it's that you can test messages, and you can test strategies, and you can test sort of your theories on voter turnout and I.D.
The morning after Election Day, Walden said:
Tonight, one of Nancy Pelosi's most prized candidates was ultimately brought down because of her unwavering support for Obamacare, and that should be a loud warning for other Democrats running coast to coast.