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The Hawks Are Circling the Capitol Looking for Another War to Start

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Andy Marquis, reporter for RACE22.com, is our guest blogger of the day. He used to consider himself a Republican but not any more.  He changed his voter registration to Independent in 2011 and says that’s how it will remain.

Here’s his latest guest post:

The Hawks Are Circling the Capitol Looking for Another War to Start

Reports from NBC News and CBS News that Syria is preparing to use chemical weapons against the rebellion in the civil war that has torn that country apart is being followed by the usual response from Senator John McCain (R: Arizona) among others.  McCain, appearing at a press conference, said President Barack Obama should prepare for military intervention in Syria.

"We urge the President of the United States to make whatever military preparations are necessary to show Assad that the United States is fully willing and able to impose the consequences that he has spoken of in the event these weapons are used," McCain said. "For deterrence to work it must be based on a credible threat."

McCain spoke along with Senator Lindsay Graham of South Carolina, Senator Chris Coons of Delaware and Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut.

"Time for talking about what to do may now be coming to a close and we may instead be left with an awful and very difficult decision," McCain said.  "We have now reached a point where there are weapons of mass destruction that may be used and also there is a significant question about the security of these weapons should Bashar Assad fall."

"We are all saying to President Obama, who has stated that there will be drastic consequences for Assad and his government if they use chemical and biological weapons, we’re with you," Lieberman said. "There’s strong support across Congress if the president takes the strong action that’s necessary to prevent a very, very — historically horrific — humanitarian disaster in Syria.”

This is the rhetoric that we’ve heard from the right for years.  Following the unsuccessful war on terrorism and the invasion of Iraq, hawks have sought for US intervention in Israel during The 34 Day War, as well as in Libya (the hawks supported going to war before they opposed it when Obama did do so) and Iran.  Now, with a very real threat occurring in Syria, the hawks are beating the war drums once again.

However, this time, it may end up being a necessary evil.

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Video- Christine O’Donnell: “Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?”

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Skip to 2:50 if you don't want to make your ears bleed.

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Video- Bill Maher's "Politically Incorrect" Montage Of Christine O'Donnell Appearances

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Via the lovely and talented Heather.

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Sarah Palin advisers prepped Christine O'Donnell for debate

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The best thing about this is the obvious fact that Palin's people are no smarter two years later. Via Greg.


By some reckonings, Christine O'Donnell had a bit of a rocky time at her Delaware Senate debate with Dem Chris Coons last night. She wouldn't say whether she believe in evolution, described Coons as a Marxist, and appeared to stumble over her answer on discretionary funding.

And yet, as Dana Milbank notes, in comparison to recent revelations about her and the national caricature that is the result, her performance was clearly an improvement.

If that's so, there are two people she has to thank for that, and they're both Sarah Palin advisers: Randy Scheunemann and Michael Goldfarb. They were the ones who took on the job of prepping O'Donnell for the debate, Goldfarb confirms.

Palin, in a conversation with O'Donnell, recommended the two men to her, and the O'Donnell campaign reached out to them to enlist their help, Goldfarb says. They spent the day with her yesterday in Wilmington getting her ready.

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Video- Christine O'Donnell Botches Two Questions on Supreme Court & the Constitution

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When did this become acceptable?

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LIVE VIDEO FEED: Christine O'Donnell/Chris Coons debate

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I'll be livetweeting my world renowned, award-winning, internationally acclaimed "short version" of this event on Twitter.

Follow @GottaLaff if you want my rather unorthodox recaps.

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VIDEO: Watch out! Christine O'Donnell says the big bad "Tax Man" is gonna getcha!

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Hide the kids!! NOW!

Oh my god! My knees, they're a-shakin'! My eyes, they're a-twitchin'! My teeth, they're a-chatterin'!

Maybe I just forgot to take my meds.

NO, NO, NO! That's not it at all!

I've never been so a-feared in my entire life! Chris Coons is EVIL! I shall now tell all my friends in Delaware to run the other way when they so much as sense his presence!

I'm a changed woman! A convert! All because of this very effective and alarming video with ominous: music, creepy voice guy, an abundance of darkness, and eerie shadows!

VOTE FOR THE WITCH! SHE'LL PROTECT YOU!!

On second thought, maybe this was Christine O'Donnell's bizarre way of reminding us how awesome this was:

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