President Bush wasn't at the convention, OK, WE GET IT!
I've never seen one idea so relentlessly pummeled home in the first paragraphs of an article.
Les Payne???? FAUX NAME or a MEAN mother.
Lol, with a good bounce articles like this look ridiculous.
The writer is a PITIFUL excuse for a human being!
Newsday is still in business? Their finest hour was when the fictional character “Ray Barone” worked there on “Everyone Loves Raymond” wasn’t it?
Yep, just another "objective" story in an "unbiased" weekly.
Fortunately, this angry sentiment was located in the Opinion section, rather than masquerading as Real News.
...and a bigger TV audience than Obama had in Denver!
Nothing irritates a Liberal as much as when his fantasy is not fulfilled.
Listening to Democrats cackle in the days leading up to the Republican convention that dead bodies floating in the water were going to make great video footage to contrast with a partying John McCain, one could not help but be impressed by their degree of heartlessness and their deranged hate of the Republican Party. They were laughing at the prospect that large numbers of people were going to die, and how much fun they were going to have beating up on John McCain as a result.
But things didn’t work out that way. In fact, in a stunning act of political Judo, the Republicans turned the possible negative into a soaring positive, demonstrating compassion and competence, and the positive change that has happened in the party in the past three years. They also gracefully defused the potential time bomb of having a unpopular President at the convention. Of course, the storm cooperated by sparing New Orleans a second thrashing.
Clearly Les Payne already had his column written in his mind, about how the Republicans were fiddling while New Orleans burned. Surely he had already picked out stock phrases to decorate his righteous indignation, and was looking forward to blaming McCain for the mess following Katrina. This would be grossly unfair, of course, but since when is Les Payne fair?
But then reality intruded. New Orleans did not drown. The Republicans did not fail to show concern and compassion. The Republican Governor of Louisiana, in marked contrast to the previous Democrat Governor, performed brilliantly in office and did not have to threaten to punch out anybody. And Les Payne was denied his opportunity to tie an unpopular President to an increasingly popular nominee.
Which meant that Les Payne had to write a new column, which is this piece of dreck, filed five days after the convention closed, instead of the one he had written in his mind, which he had all but filed two days before it opened. Having to do this extra work is what Les Payne resents most of all.
Your agenda has been exposed and you haven't caught on to that yet. Heh!
pitiful showing but GREAT ratings
Les Payne is a joke. He’s been writing crap for years. He’s a payne in the butt.
Les you’ve always been an ash hole and I’m glad you have stepped up to remind the world of who you really are: an ash hole.
And the DBM wonders why more and more people are turning away from their “product”. Perhaps they should read their drivel more carefully before publishing it.
What we need is more unbiased reporting and Les Payne.
Did the author mean to say “a pit bull showing”?
What’s that yo had for breakfast? Oh, yes. Sour grapes.
Les Payne...any relation to Max Payne?