Carol Platt Liebau: Voices from the Left

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Voices from the Left

As I noted here, it took long enough, but Charlie Rangel and Nancy Pelosi finally spoke out against the bizarre verbal abuse being dished out by Hugo Chavez.

Amazingly, some on the left are now criticizing Rangel for doing so, as John Hawkins points out at Right Wing News (HT: Jack Kelly at Irish Pennants).

Tells you a lot about what "patriotism" means to the lefties.


Blogger Editor said...

Defend Bush the torturer who invaded and destroyed a country on dead-wrong and Cheney cherry-picked intell. NOT! He is a mini-Hitler. And yes he did pickle his brain in alcohol for twenty years.

10:45 AM  
Blogger dodger said...

The Dems words speak for themselves. We all mumble, why do Muslims hate us? I suppose hate has no reason and we'll never know. Why do the leftists hate George Bush? We'll likely never know. The best I can offer is that he is the President of the United States. Reason: they didn't hate him when he was governor and likely won't hate him when he is a former president. Which leads, therefore, when did we decide it was okay, yea, fashionable, to hate a sitting president of the United States? It can't be his policies. He spends like a Democrat. He nourishes federal programs more lavishly than any Democrat ever did. As I suggested, hate is grounded in emotion, no accounting for emotions.

And we could leave it like that, but it seems legislation is being enacted, and judicial decisions are made based on emotion. Anti-smoking laws are emotion based. Anti-property decisions are emotion based. Dangerous territory, because logic and reason have bounds, emotions do not.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Editor said...

And perhaps Dodger is blinded by his love for the dry-drunk.

11:22 AM  
Blogger dodger said...

There was a time when the NY Yankees were hated because they kept winning the world series. They seemed to wait until the late innings, at which time they got the necessary runs to win the game. Sort of rubbing it in, but, hey the solution is to get more runs.

I had to admire Clinton. He was like the NY Yankees. Only instead of getting more runs, he poked his thumb in our eyes, seemingly on a daily basis. And seemingly for no other reason than, he could.

He caused a lot of harm to our culture with his antics, but it is a tribute to our great nation that we have righted the ship.

What Bush is doing is what he learned from Clinton, and there's not a dam thing you can do about it.

Only difference is the Dems can't win any election that counts. The Pubbies went out and kicked butt.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

I don't understand the Bush Derangement Syndrome anymore than you do, Dodger. It began the moment he threw his hat in the ring as near as I can tell. Oh sure, Molly Ivins has always thought poorly of him as governor of Texas, but she's really far to the left so she can't help herself. I think part of it is due to the fact that he's the son of a POTUS and in his early days he acted, well, like most American young, and they prefer to think that he was just handed everything he's ever had. To some extent, he may indeed had a leg up, and THAT rankles the left to no end. They can't stand the thought of someone benefitting from the efforts of their father. It's a real class envy situation, and that in itself may explain the automatic hatred of George W. Bush. You damn well KNOW there's not a GOOD reason for it.

2:52 PM  
Blogger Editor said...

Nope, most american youths do not spend 20 years drunk.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Editor said...

Another example of Bush's incompetence:

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 — A stark assessment of terrorism trends by American intelligence agencies has found that the American invasion and occupation of Iraq has helped spawn a new generation of Islamic radicalism and that the overall terrorist threat has grown since the Sept. 11 attacks.

The classified National Intelligence Estimate attributes a more direct role to the Iraq war in fueling radicalism than that presented either in recent White House documents or in a report released Wednesday by the House Intelligence Committee, according to several officials in Washington involved in preparing the assessment or who have read the final document.

The intelligence estimate, completed in April, is the first formal appraisal of global terrorism by United States intelligence agencies since the Iraq war began, and represents a consensus view of the 16 disparate spy services inside government. Titled “Trends in Global Terrorism: Implications for the United States,’’ it asserts that Islamic radicalism, rather than being in retreat, has metastasized and spread across the globe.

An opening section of the report, “Indicators of the Spread of the Global Jihadist Movement,” cites the Iraq war as a reason for the diffusion of jihad ideology.

The report “says that the Iraq war has made the overall terrorism problem worse,” said one American intelligence official.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Will you ever name the people saying these things, or are you content to just go with "one official" or "some officials" or other non-credible sources.

It seems pretty, I don't know, STUPID to think that our actions wouldn't spur some sort of counter by the scumbags. Apparently, eddy thinks they'd just roll over. Resistance might be wrongly predicted, but resistance will follow any slap down. I would also hesitate to put all blame on our absolutely justified and righteous excursion when thanks to past admins, our track record of response has been to lose interest and bail. If they raise they're efforts, perhaps we'll bail again. Now that we have a president with true determination, the scumbags haven't yet come to believe that we're serious. They may also be banking on one of the many spineless Democrats to win in '08, and they're biding their time. They know the left in this country lacks any real sense of will or right and wrong and are ripe for running away.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Editor said...

The NIE report isn't credible? Obviously Marshall believes in Bush's gut that has been proven to be dead-wrong on numerous issues.

And if Bush is so popular why don't any republican candidates want to be seen with him?

7:46 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

No jerk. Your representation of it isn't credible. You like to put forth anything that seems to bash Bush, but don't bother naming names. Thus, your posts, as always, are worthless.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Editor said...

Poor little Marshall can't handle a NIE report that comes from Negroponte and was furnished to Congress.

Obviously you come here to get spoon fed because you can't handle real jornalism that doesn't always sugar coat your dry drunk leader.

9:39 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Editor is proving that libs and dems are arrogant, self righteous, pompus bigots, that try to cover up their inadequacies by trashing others, especially those that are BETTER than they are. The're like the school yard bully that kicks over the game because they know that they have lost.

7:15 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

I also need to add to the list,

7:18 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Editor said...
"Nope, most american youths do not spend 20 years drunk."

How selfrighteous can you get?


9:02 AM  
Blogger Editor said...

Sorry but a 20 year drunk in my opinion is not qualified to be president. Sorry you can't handle it Cliff.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

What about a rapist?

9:54 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

...Or someone who lied TWICE to a Grand Jury and to the American people at least that many times.

12:42 PM  

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