Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Daily Strike-5/10/09-WHCD

Good evening and welcome to the Daily Strike. Lady Strike and I just got back from Syracuse, where Joe Biden's commencement address at the university was the big fuss. He even took some time to visit Lady Strike's elementary school! Now let's get to the weekend in politics.

WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS DINNER: If you haven't already watched Obama's speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner, I highly recommend it. I don't know who was writing those jokes, but they were spot on. My favorite part was when he ribbed Michael Steele, goofy chairman of the Republican National Committee. He certainly took the overconfident Steele down a peg. He also ridiculed himself, Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Dick Cheney and House Republican Leader John Boehner.

Everyone attended the event from politicos to Hollywood stars. The lead comedian this year was Wanda Sykes, not exactly a safe choice. She said that she believed Rush Limbaugh was the 20th 9/11 hijacker. If that had been said at last year's event, Secret Service would have her in a dumpster somewhere.

SUNDAY TALK SHOWS: Won't Dick Cheney just go away? One of the most hated men in America seems to think that it's to his advantage to go on talk shows every week and accuse the sitting President of endangering his own country. Today, Cheney spoke with Bob Scheiffer of CBS' Face the Nation. Cheney says that he's speaking out because Obama has "moved to take down a lot of those policies we put in place to keep the nation safe for eight years." It's amazing that Cheney can get away with this. Cheney himself always said that war critics were "emboldening the enemy." Isn't saying that America is less safe because of the President's actions a good way to embolden the enemy? Cheney also took a swipe at former Bush Secretary of State Colin Powell, saying that he was "no longer a Republican." Quite frankly, I hope Dick Cheney does one of these interviews every week. The most hated man in the country is saying that one of the most respected men in the country is not welcome in his political party.

Speaking of people I want to see on TV every week, how about former House Speaker Newt Gingrich? Gingrich, on Fox News Sunday, said President Obama was the most radical pro-abortion President in our history (even though Obama has changed one abortion policy since he's taken office). He also called the torture debate "as bitter a partisan attack as the McCarthy era." PLEASE make sure these two guys are on TV every Sunday. The Democrats will win every election for the foreseeable future.

Other Sunday talk show guest included John McCain, who wants his party to be more inclusive as long as they agree on "core principles." If the core principles are far out of the mainstream of American thought, how can the party possibly be inclusive? Not the best day for the Republican Party on the airwaves.

That's it for tonight, we'll see you tomorrow morning for the Weekly Strike. We'll talk about another busy upcoming week in Congress, and a new administration health care initiative. Leave some comments!

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