Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Paper Tigers

Ruffled some feathers yesterday. Good.

I made the following statement: "All Republicans are racists".

Now, of course I don't actually believe that all (100%) of people who identify themselves as Republicans are racists. I can make a good case, though, that all people who are 'racists' also identify themselves as Republicans.

Here's the point: Republicans have not had a problem calling me and those like me who have questioned their policies and actions 'unpatriotic' or ones who 'hate America first' or 'faggot commies' or that I 'hate the troops'. Statements far more outlandish than the over-generalization that 'All Republicans are racists'.

Or, how about the Republican VP candidate who says that the Democratic Presidential candidate is 'palling around with terrorist' which is not just a lie but a goddamn lie. Or this same VP candidate calling Obama a 'baby killer'.

Or a Republican Presidential candidate that infers that Obama is 'other'.... not truly American. Questioning his motives as something evil and born out of some type of differenceness (I know it ain't a word, but work with me here).

God forbid, someone bring up the much closer connection McCain has to a fo' real terrorist:

Carl Bernstein: Ayers and the McCain-G. Gordon Liddy Symbiosis

Certainly McCain's continuing 'association' and relationship with the convicted Watergate burglar and domestic terrorist G. Gordon Liddy might suggest that is the case, if we are to apply the standards drawn by the McCain campaign.
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In 1998, Liddy gave a fundraiser in his Scottsdale, Arizona home for McCain's senatorial re-election campaign -- the two posed for photographs together; and as recently as May, 2007, as a presidential candidate, McCain was a guest on Liddy's syndicated radio show. Inexplicably, McCain heaped praise on his host's values. During the segment, McCain said he was 'proud' of Liddy, and praised Liddy's 'adherence to the principles and philosophies that keep our nation great.' From the program:"

During the same period that Bill Ayers was a member of the Weather Underground, Gordon Liddy was making plans to firebomb a Washington think tank, assassinate a prominent journalist, undertake the Watergate burglary, break into the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist, and kidnap anti-war protesters at the 1972 Republican convention.

So, when this same type of rhetoric gets thrown back into their faces and all of a sudden they get the vapors because such statements 'don't help my side' you'll have to excuse me if I can't take such 'concern trolling' seriously.

It sucks being called something that you aren't, doesn't it? Guilt by 6-degrees-of-separation association is ridiculous, right?

Case in point: Sean "Douchebag" Hannity recently did an hour long 'documentary' (lying piece of shit as I would call it) 'detailing' his made-up version of the Ayers/Obama connection. As a key source for this 'documentary' he utilized a man named Andy Martin, who is an anti-semite of epic porportions.

A bit about Martin:

The Man Behind the Whispers About Obama - NYTimes.com:
"The most persistent falsehood about Senator Barack Obama’s background first hit in 2004 just two weeks after the Democratic convention speech that helped set him on the path to his presidential candidacy: “Obama is a Muslim who has concealed his religion.”"
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But an appearance in a documentary-style program on the Fox News Channel watched by three million people last week thrust the man, Andy Martin, and his past into the foreground. The program allowed Mr. Martin to assert falsely and without challenge that Mr. Obama had once trained to overthrow the government.

An examination of legal documents and election filings, along with interviews with his acquaintances, revealed Mr. Martin, 62, to be a man with a history of scintillating if not always factual claims. He has left a trail of animosity — some of it provoked by anti-Jewish comments — among political leaders, lawyers and judges in three states over more than 30 years.

He is a law school graduate, but his admission to the Illinois bar was blocked in the 1970s after a psychiatric finding of “moderately severe character defect manifested by well-documented ideation with a paranoid flavor and a grandiose character.”


Robert Gibbs, a surrogate for Obama, appeared on Hannity's show and took him to task for this false guilt by association. Gibbs uses Hannity's reasoning against him to state that since Hannity allowed such a viralent anti-semite on his show, then he, Hannity, too must be an anti-semite. One of the best examples ever on how to deal with douchebags like Hannity.

Watch it:



As I have said many times before the Republicans have defined the game. We can't change the game until with hold the court. The only way to hold the court is to beat them at their own game. Once we hold the ball and the court only then can we change the game.

Hey, I wish it could all be like this:

Chimp, White Tiger Become Best Friends (PHOTOS)

But it ain't at the moment. Not until the good guys crush the bad guys. Not just win, but crush.

You can't just 'tell' Republicans what they are doing it wrong. You have to 'show' them.

So, I expect all who emailed and commented yesterday on my blog post to spend the entire day, today, emailing and commenting on all of the conservative blogs, newspapers and TV networks bashing them for all of their hateful remarks and insinuations.

One of my heroes, Kos, states my position better than I ever could:

Daily Kos: State of the Nation:
"This isn't about winning. It's about destroying the conservative movement, and their dangerous incompetence has given us an historic opportunity to deliver a killing blow. Leave everything on the road."

Daily Kos: State of the Nation:

"So with conservatives bracing for the worse, they won't experience the kind of pain we did. Not unless we deliver a defeat even worse than their worst nightmares. And I'll be honest with you -- I want them to hurt as much as we did. I want their spirits crushed, their backs broken.

So the way we do that is we deliver a defeat worse than they ever imagined. We do that by winning states that have no business turning Blue -- like North Carolina, Georgia, Indiana, and so on -- states that were easy Bush victories in 2004. We do that by electing a 60-seat supermajority in the Senate. We do that by defeating their leadership, like Mitch McConnell in the Senate. We do that by defeating their heroes, like wingnut go-to hero John Shadegg. We do that by making sure a record number of Americans reject conservative ideology, leaving it utterly discredited."
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We don't want just half the court. We want the full court.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Po' JPW, you might as well be bailing out the Titanic with a soup pot. I admire the fight in ya, though.

JPW said...

Ha! Nice one, anon.

Alas, bail away I must.

;-)

Julie said...

The Man Behind the Whispers About Obama - NYTimes.com:
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