Schadenfreude or Comeuppance?

One means pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. One means punishment or retribution one deserves. Flip side of the same coin? For all the crap Obama has received since he started winning primaries (once he took Iowa he was always ahead) it’s time the opposition gets a taste of their own medicine. The Rethugs are like the school yard bully who runs to cry for mommy when the smaller kid stands up to them and kicks their butt.

John McCain refused an interview with CNN in response to this exchange between his lying mouthpiece Tucker Bounds and reporter Campbell Brown who for once was being impartial and asking questions – you know – what a reporter is supposed to do. I will remind people what he said before , “…. Selecting the vice presidential nominee is the most important decision a presidential candidate can make ….”. I may write this in every post until November 4th even if I’m writing about the Season premiere of Prison Break. That was way more entertaining than watching the Rethug Convention.

The choice of Gov. Palin is akin to an appearance on the Jerry Springer show. Again, I personally don’t make any judgements of the Palin children just the lack of judgement of McCain in choosing a candidate who clearly does not hold a candle to Sen. Joe Biden. I am now even thinking Obama made a good call by picking him. I’d trust Biden’s judgement in a time of need over Palin’s any day. This is just the tip of the iceberg I got from a quick internet search.

– Ties to disgraced former lobbyist Jack Ambramoff
– Ties to an Alaskan secession group
– Illegal attempts to fire her brother-in-law
– Questions surrounding the birth of Trig still unanswered
– $27M in Earmarks set aside
– Reduced funding to Covenant House which has a homeless teen pregnancy program

There is some speculation amongst us liberal bloggers – that’s a dirty word to the Rethugs right now – that Palin is a Trojan Horse candidate and McCain will pull a bait and switch on the public. He really wants Lieberman but the religious fakesters said, “No, no no!” Who knows. Who cares. This is a joke – except it’s not. This is the election which is 9 weeks away. McCain wants to distract us by talking about lifestyle choices instead of issues. If we talk about abortion will we stop thinking about the price of gas? Are we that easily led astray? I don’t think so. Not this time. Too much is at stake to fall for such duplicity again. At least I hope so.

The Republican National Convention continued it’s snoozefest tonight. I think there were as many as 20 Black people in attendance, coincidentally the same number who attended NetRoots Nation. It’s not that Black people couldn’t attend if they wanted to though….but you know…where’s the incentive? There was also a Bridget McCain sighting but that may have been a mirage.