Murdoch Report Claims Clinton Upset At Obama For Not Rushing To War

This article from The Daily, OH, HILL NO Obama’s indecision on Libya has pushed Clinton over the edge is receiving a lot of attention in the blogosphere both from right wingers and some Clintonistas/PUMAs. All this attention being paid to a Murdoch publication reminds me of the old game: PUMA vs Wingnut. The point is that it was difficult to tell the difference between the statements from each group. Of course the Murdoch connection to this article does leave open the possibility that the article is pure fiction.

Personally I see Obama not rushing to get us into a third war as a virtue, not a sign of indecision. The attacks from the Clintonistas for not going to war more quickly shows exactly why I supported Obama over Clinton. (Remember Iraq, anyone?)

It also looks like military action has become inevitable with the  UN approving air strikes. I would rather see international action, which now appears inevitable, as opposed to a quicker, unilateral decision by Obama to get the US involved as the many on the right might have preferred.

Update: In this case there is one way to distinguish between the wingnuts and PUMA. The PUMA are the ones who also are getting up set over a joke made by Obama at the Gridiron Club Dinner. Apparently jokes involving Hillary Clinton are not allowed.

Amusing Poll of the Day

Public Policy Polling, most likely in an effort to drive more traffic to their site, has run a poll putting Charlie Sheen up against Sarah Palin. Palin wins overall (by a lower margin than Obama), but Sheen beats Palin among independents:

We’ve found a lot of brutal poll numbers for Sarah Palin so far in 2011: down in South Dakota, down in South Carolina, down in Arizona, only up by 1 point in Texas, only up by 1 point in Nebraska to name a few. But this has to be the worst- independent voters say they would support Charlie Sheen over Palin for President by a 41/36 margin. Seriously.

Despite her deficit with independents Palin does lead Sheen 49-29 overall. We also tested Barack Obama against Sheen and the President leads 57-24.

They also found that “Sheen is one of the most unpopular figures we’ve ever polled on.” In the current hyper-polarized political world it is not very surprising that partisans would support Sheen over the opposing party’s candidate. It is embarrassing for Palin that independents would choose Sheen over her considering all the other signs of declining support in recent weeks.

Quote of the Day

“They say that Japan’s rigorous building codes and regulations saved thousands of lives. Or as Republican here saw it, it fostered a socialist anti-business environment that’s worse than being dead.” –Bill Maher