Look what Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic says Castro said.
Castro's message to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran, was not so abstract, however. Over the course of this first, five-hour discussion, Castro repeatedly returned to his excoriation of anti-Semitism. He criticized Ahmadinejad for denying the Holocaust and explained why the Iranian government would better serve the cause of peace by acknowledging the "unique" history of anti-Semitism and trying to understand why Israelis fear for their existence.
Not me. Not us. It's them.
The WSJ's Jonathan Weisman has the story.
President Barack Obama, in a combative, campaign-like speech in Parma, Ohio, conceded that his policies have "fed the perception that Washington is still ignoring the middle class," even as he castigated Republican opponents for "riding…fear and anger all the way to Election Day."
The Democrats have control of the House, the Senate has a filibuster proof number, and they are in the White House. And......it's the GOP's fault. As the Lost In Space robot would say, "it does not compute".
It's not like Obama can say, "look at the good we have done". Can't say that. So the only thing he can do is blame the GOP who has not controlled Congress for four years now, and the WH for two.
It's not like anything looks like it has stabilized or halted its skid downward. So when you have nothing good to say about yourself, it stands to reason you must blame and tear down those who disagree with the path you want to go on. It's not like anyone can say socialism has done any good yet, so this is their only hope.
Time to grow up.
Time to get real here...... and I mean everyone involved too.
1. It may be protected speech, but it doesn't make it wise. She'll get no credit of course, but Sarah Palin is against it.
2. Muslims need to stop whining. Muslims burn Bibles and churches. They persecute other religions (especially Christianity and Judaism), but cannot tolerate the same treatment of their holy book or the same nasty comments directed towards themselves. Time to man up and realize that just because someone burns a book that can be reproduced, it does nothing to hurt anyone.
In fact, this is best ignored so as not to reinforce the behavior in either light. Then more press it gets, the more time gets wasted dealing with stuff like this.