Friday, August 11, 2006

Liars And Fear Mongers On Parade

(I apologize upfront for the snark you are about to read, but listening to Republicans talk brings it out in me.)

The uptick in support for Democrats across the country is in part helped by the abject failure that is today’s Republican Party, but it is also a result of Democrats acting like Democrats again.  If there is one thing that the blogs have done, it’s give voice to the principles we used to all share as Democrats, but that our representatives in DC abandoned long ago.  More Americans say they would trust Democrats on national security and most would vote for a Democrat for Congress if the election were held today.  Again, the Republican failures have helped, but look at the Democrats that have been in the news lately.  Democrats that sound like Democrats.

Just look at how Republican loudmouths are responding to the Lieberman loss.  They are going nuts and it’s not because they care about the health of the Democratic Party, it’s because they know that they have lost control of the message and Democrats standing up for the American people on principle, is the beginning of the end of what they have built.  Sean Hannity said to “Democratic Strategist” (I love those labels) Bob Beckel on his television show, “Your Party has lost its soul.”  Really Sean?  I think Democrats in DC have just had their “come to Jesus” moment and it scares the hell out of people like you.  Are we to believe that the GOP surrogates and the White House are out in full force trying to sell the idea that the Democrats have just shot themselves in the foot by getting rid of Lieberman, because they are only trying to help?  Sorry, but we’re not that stupid.  It’s clear that the Sean Hannities of the world are frightened that the Democrats have finally made a smart move that will definitely hurt the Republicans’ chances of holding onto power in November.

Bob Beckel assured Hannity that the Democrats will win in November to which Hannity replied, “Maybe you will win Bob, but I gotta tell you somethin’…blah…blah…Islamic fascists are comin’ to kill us…blah…they wanna destroy us...blah…blah…blah…and you guys…You guys are weak, profoundly pathetically weak on national defense and homeland security.”  Thanks for the lecture Sean, but I think we’ll pass on taking your advice on how best to run our Party.  I just don’t think your concern is all that believable.

Funny how President Bush used the same term, Islamic fascists, when he staggered off the plane to give his prepared remarks to the press yesterday regarding the foiled London plane bombings.  It’s almost as if there is a coordinated effort underway to hype the terrorist threat and convince the American public that if Democrats take control of Congress, we will be taken over by fascists (yes, you can read that as sarcasm).  Again, whatever they say, the opposite is likely true.  If we don’t make sweeping changes in Congress, the fascists in this country will retain their control and we will continue to become less and less American every single day.  

Bush seemed drunker than usual too as he thanked “the government of Tony Blair.”  Interesting that Tony Blair is now a country unto himself, Bush must be jealous.  Maybe Tony should give Joe Lieberman a call and see if Holy Joe, Party of One, would like to represent Tony Blair, Country of One, as ambassador to the United States, One Nation under Bush.  Sure would make problem solving easier and this trio has done such a fabulous job so far of making the world a safer place don’t ya think?  

Bush also declared that we are safer now than we were on 9/11.  Really?  You could’ve fooled me.  I wake up each morning shocked to all hell that shit isn’t blowing up outside my window.  But he did add that we’re still not completely safe, “It is a mistake to think that there is no threat to America.”  It must be hard trying to make opposite assertions all the time.  We’re safer because I’m protecting you, but we’re not safe enough.  I’m sure that we all feel much better knowing that Bush is on the case.  In fact, we should simply hand over the rest of our civil rights to make it easier for him to protect us.  But without the rule of law and respect for our founding documents, the real question is, who’s going to protect us from him?

11 Comments:

Anonymous left said...

OT- interesting piece of the relevence or "right" and "left" in the neo con / neo lib crazy age

www.amconmag.com

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Betty Cracker said...

You picked up on that judicious use of the term "Islamic fascists" too, I see. I think that's definitely a sign they're running scared; they are willing even to offend the Saudi monarchy.

4:41 AM  
Anonymous Skippy said...

LGND --

History repeats itself, or so the Republicans hope.

I'm old enough to remember the following:

In 1970, antiwar Connecticut Democrats, fed up with the joined at the hip support of the Vietnam War from the father of current CT Sen. Chris Dodd, then also a Senator form CT, ran antiwar liberal clergyman Rev. Joseph Duffy against Dodd on a pure antiwar platform. dodd. lk eLeiber man wa sa moderate and voted for all of LBJ's Great Society programs and the 1960's civil rights bills.

Duffey won the primary with about the same percentages as Lamont this year. Dodd then also ran as an independent. Duffey and Dodd split the vote and allowed fairly liberal Republican Lowell Weicker to grab the seat.

Then, as we recall, antiwar Democrats took over the party, nominated George Mcgovern in 1972, who lost 49 states to Tricky Dick Nixon in one of the greatest electoral landslides in U.S. history.

This is what Republicans are hoping for. But it's a new world.

One aside -- the Republican in the CT race is a hopeless party hack, no Lowell Weicker, who has just tbeen revealed to hav e agambling problrm and owes casinos big money.


I do expect tha tmany CT Republicans, especially the remains of the old Rockefeller moderates (who hat eht esouthern-fried evangelicals who hav etaken over the party), to abandon this chump and vote for Leiberman, making it a very, and again very close and interesting race.

I see both opening the polls with about 35 percent each. It'll take more than 35 to win this three way race.

This is going to be a real dogfight.

Skippy

5:54 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Here's a good quote from the 70's:

“As South Vietnamese forces become stronger the rate of American withdrawal will become greater.”


Richard Nixon

Hmm...

6:28 PM  
Anonymous enigma4ever said...

LBGND - "You said, Just look at how Republican loudmouths are responding to the Lieberman loss. They are going nuts and it’s not because they care about the health of the Democratic Party" -

Of course the Republicans don't care about what we say. That comment doesn't make any sense you tard. Why would you make your comments so stupid to read. Don't you think republicans read this shit.

-E

10:23 PM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

OMG...Liberal Girl this is the REAL Enigma at 6:30 am you can even email me- I did not write the comment above- I do not know who is doing this- I WOULD NEVER WRITE SUCH A THING- please please send me the IP address off that last comment. I have blogged on this Awful Evil Missuse of MY NAME and also written to Blogger and Google to try to catch WHO is doing this. I would NEVER cuss or say such things. I need to find out who is discreating my blog and hurting other people- like you with this awful stuff- and please do DELETE after you forward to me- this is awful.....Sickening ,My deepest apologies.

3:37 AM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

Please note they don't have my picture logo- they just somehow have access to some of my codes. ( I had Blogger trouble earlier in week and had to give them my codes- someone at Blogger is sick?)

3:38 AM  
Anonymous Enigma4ever said...

Ok..this is dusty..my blog is http://leftwingnutjob.blogspot.com

this is how easy it is to masquerade as e4e..you just choose "other" when it says to choose an identity..obviously someone is jerking out OUR enigma and its sick and pathetic..

just wanted to show how easy it is to be an ass as the yahoo using E's moniker is doing..

E has been my friend since she started blogging, she would never talk down to a fellow blogger, she is a kind and just soul..

6:03 AM  
Blogger The (liberal)Girl Next Door said...

Enigma4Ever--I know that the first comment here is not from you and thank you to your friend that pointed out in the last "enigma" comment how easy it is to pretend to be someone else.

You are an amazing woman, a great blogger and a friend. You write with such joy and purpose, it is obvious that you would not resort to name calling to make a point or attack anyone personally.

I'm so sorry that someone is doing this to you and I'm sorry that they have used my name to slander and insult you. I have nothing but respect for you and what you are doing. Keep up the good work and know that we won't be fooled by this fool!

10:50 AM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

Thank you liberal girl- and please see my picture here so you know it really is the Real Enigma 4ever....
thank you for your kind words. We will weather this awful evil crap- and be stronger for it...please feel free to delete the crappy comment from the Evil Imposter...You too keep up your great writing...and I will continue to support your great blogging...

10:53 AM  
Blogger Kvatch said...

Of course the Republicans don't care about what we say. That comment doesn't make any sense you tard. Why would you make your comments so stupid to read. Don't you think republicans read this shit.

-E


I love the smell of amatures in the morning...smells like idiocy!

1:56 PM  

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