Skip to comments.Question: Mark Steyn on Rush Limbaugh yesterday.
Posted on 02/08/2011 5:33:52 PM PST by macquire
Mark Steyn subbed for Rush yesterday. Mark had a pretty long detailed explanation right at the beginning of yesterday's show of Obama's waffling Egyptian policies coming from different different people in his administration. I can't find it anywhere. Can anyone help me?
The administration has now clarified its position on Egypt:
Got that? The official U.S. position is that Mubarak needs to go immediately, he needs to stay indefinitely, he needs to stay for a bit and then go, he needs to stay for a bit longer then go sooner rather than later, unless he decides to stay until September because he is standing in the way of the full bloom of a new Egyptian democracy, unless it turns out that he is all that stands between us and a Muslim Brotherhood takeover, because the Muslim Brotherhood are a radical theocratic tyranny in waiting, unless of course it turns out that they are reasonable moderate types we should have been talking to all along. So that's the official Obama position verbatim from WhiteHouse.gov.
- (1) "President Mubarak is not a dictator and he should stay in office..." according to Vice President Biden
- (2) "... but he needs to step down immediately..." according to Secretary Clinton
- (3) "... and remain President to ensure stability ..." according to Special Envoy Frank Wisner
- (4) "... and he should have resigned as President yesterday ..." according to Press Secretary Robert Gibbs
- (5) "... paving the way to elections that must be held within three months ..." according to senior officials
- (6) "... unless he waits till September, which is fine by us..." according to the State Department.
If you're making that critical 3:00 AM call to the oval office and you get voicemail press buttons #1 through #6 for whichever Obama position on Egypt suits you best.
Rush Limbaugh news update, by the way, Paul Krugman in today's New York Times says the Egyptian riots are due to climate change. Seriously. Seriously.
Steyn demolished Beckmann. This is just Detroiters getting their panties in a twist about the truth.
Look SE Michigan and Detroit in many ways ha so many problems,. I have noted here how IMHO GM and Chyrsler may not make it, to much debt etc. etc. all the problems with Kawame and Conyers etc....
But Jalopnik hit on something....
After a while you are tired of getting the crap kicked out of you and you snap back, maybe that is a sign of recovery.
No one here will get the analogy built into the Chrysler Ad in the Superbowl. Did ya see the 5 second clip of the skater? Do ya know who it was? Have you ever met her? Just briefly, but I have.... Alisa Czisny from the Deroit Skating Club. Ohio Girl moved to Michigan, she has had a couple of rough years, but she changed coaches, her approach, moved her focus inward, watch her get centered before she gets on the ice, and won 2 weeks ago now at nationals. She never gave up Her story is about perseverance. her story is of many in SE Michigan, and for that matter around the country in this Oboingo Economy.
Stein in IMHO was gratuitously gob-smacking the entire SE Michigan region on the mat, when in fact many are working their arse off trying to hang on or make a better life.
For once it would have been great for him to have a moment of levity and just say something nice for the home team, instead of being the sardonic smart ass he normally is. Maybe Jalopnik is on to something.....
Get your house in order--then run an ad.
What's changed in Detroit is a Democratic Mayor, former NBA star that was a small businessman who doesn't need the job and is doing it. I'd trade him for Obama in a heartbeat he is that good. It may take 10 years or more and he notes it. And quiet frankly some of the people are tired of being sick and tired and have spoken up against and will not stand for the corruption anymore.
What's changed at Chrysler, Obviously an attitude change, but I will be frank I have lost touch with folks within the culture to give you an honest assessment.
What has changed for some is the fighting spirit to make it.
The sad part is many 50 something guys with great skills sets ( out of Automotive I might add ) are trying to reinvent themselves and make it but I see some loosing their steam, that is what ticks me, I see Stein smacking them for no reason when they don't need it.
They were literally emailing Steyn and spewing profanities at him because he didn't like the stupid Eminem commercial.
Detroit did this to itself and it deserves every bit of it.
I can't imagine being so tied to a geographic location that you would intentionally live in an area where the economy is dying and soon to be dead. Why do that to yourself?
Perhaps Detroit will be a great city again in 100 years, but the culture of statism and entitlement turned it into a demilitarized zone.
Mark Steyn is the best replacement Rush has. What a word-smith!
You gotta know nobama’s herd (maybe its ‘tribe”) hates him.
FWIW, a poster on the MI FR site noted if not for the eco-weenies the "UP" is so mineral rich it would be the 5th most richest nation in the world if we could only get at it.
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