September 5, 2006

How Low Can the GOP Go?

It’s getting uglier.

Condi uses Civil War to slap Iraq critics
Secretary of State Rice compared the Iraq war with the American Civil War, telling a magazine that slavery might have lasted longer in this country if the North had decided to end the fight early.

"I'm sure there are people who thought it was a mistake to fight the Civil War to its end and to insist that the emancipation of slaves would hold," Rice said in the new issue of Essence magazine.

"I know there were people who said, 'Why don't we get out of this now, take a peace with the South, but leave the South with slaves?'" Rice said.
Talk show host John Ziegler:
the best way I can describe the Democratic agenda for retaking the House right now is–root for American soldiers to die in Iraq. Root for the economy to tank and gas prices to soar and also root for Hurricanes to hit as late in October and as close to November as possible…
Chicago Sun-Times columnist John O'Sullivan:
Patriotism of Sept. 11 faded quickly

Within a very short time, however, this moment of moral clarity passed. We heard more and more from the "counter-tribalists" -- those Americans who consider themselves more sophisticated and intellectually detached than simple-minded patriots but who take the side against America as reflexively as a hard hat worker or suburban soccer mom salutes the flag. They are an anthropological curiosity -- moved by the same instinctive tribal loyalties as a primitive people with the exception that they are loyal to other tribes. And not just any other tribe but the one that happens to be opposed to the United States.

Counter-tribalism explains many oddities such as those feminists who can't bring themselves to welcome the ousting of the women-hating Taliban in Afghanistan because it was accomplished by George W. Bush. It is the ideology of a large lumpen intelligentsia in schools, the courts, universities, the "netroots" Democratic Party, the establishment media, Hollywood, etc., etc. Its slogan runs: "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism." And Barbara Kingsolver expressed it perfectly when she wrote: "In other words, the American flag stands for intimidation, censorship, violence, bigotry, sexism, homophobia and shoving the Constitution through a paper-shredder."

In a free country like the United States, Kingsolver is entitled to say such things. Shouldn't the rest of us be free to say that this is vicious and unpatriotic drivel and that counter-tribalism is not dissent but hatred of America? And don't we owe the dead that honesty at least?
Republican Party is desperate.

What’s next compare Liberals and the Democratic party to Nazis and Nazis Nazi Appeaser?

The lack of reality by John Ziegler, John O'Sullivan, and Secretary of State Rice is indefensible. Baseless attacks will continue to be Conservative standard operating procedure; it’s all they have left.


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