Thursday, June 09, 2005

Vichy, toady dems

John Edwards, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, Bill Richardson, Christopher Dodd, and Barack Obama all found it necessary to speak out against Howard Dean this week after the DNC chairman made some blunt statements about Republicans, most recently calling them "pretty much a white, Christian party." Omigod that is so divisive and hateful!!! Even though people in Texas drive around with actual bumper stickers like this one (courtesy and even though former GOP senator John Danforth said in a NYT editorial earlier this year, “Republicans have transformed our party into the political arm of conservative Christians.”

But the accuracy of Dean’s comment is not the point.

This is the point:
FOX's Dick Morris: "[T]here never will be any" moderate Muslim voices
On FOX, Tony Blankley called Soros "a Jew who figured out a way to survive the Holocaust"
Sean Hannity: God is "no Democrat"
Dennis Miller: Jesus "prefers Bush to Kerry"
"The Democrats want Saddam back" and other Coulterisms
Republican reverend ignored recent history in condemning only Democrats for atrocities against African Americans
Coulter on MSNBC and FOX: called Americans who don't support Bush "traitors"
Oliver North: "Every terrorist" wants Kerry to win
Coulter blamed Democrats for 9-11, USS Cole attack, embassy bombings
Coulter: "Kerry will improve the economy in the emergency services and body bag industry"
Gingrich: George Soros "wants to spend $75 million defeating George W. Bush because Soros wants to legalize heroin"
Coulter on tour: "I think a baseball bat is the most effective way these days" to talk to liberals
FOX peddles false report that California school "banned Declaration of Independence because it mentions God"
Rush Limbaugh on the Abu Ghraib photos: "I'm talking about people having a good time, these people, you ever heard of emotional release? You ever heard of need to blow some steam off?"
Michael Savage: "When you hear 'human rights,' think gays. ... [T]hink only one thing: someone who wants to rape your son."
Oliver North: "Every terrorist out there is hoping John Kerry is the next president of the United States."
Bill O'Reilly to Jewish caller: "[I]f you are really offended, you gotta go to Israel."
(hat tip to bonddad)
Think. Did you ever hear a single Republican apologize on behalf of these sociopaths for these and the countless other outrages they commit against Democratic American citizens every single day of the year? No. They attack the questioner instead. They change the subject. They toss another bomb.
And don't even get me started on the hatred perpetrated by the Christian right.

(Okay, this photo is an over-the top parody, but I am REALLY FURIOUS.)

So Dean makes some provocative statements. Are the wingnuts frothing at the mouth? Yes. Do we care? No. They're always frothing at the mouth; what we do makes no difference one way or the other.

Are the pundits frowning and acting all serious, talking about danger and moderation and what wise Democrats ought to do? Yes. So - and here's a test, Democrats - do we run to the nearest camera and frown, act serious, apologize, denounce, distance, and equivocate?

No. Hello! Earth to Vichy Dems: the pundits are not your friends and do not have your interests at heart. You don't have to listen to them, okay? Why don't you try listening to Harry Reid instead? Also - NEWS BULLETIN - it's not worth selling out your party to get some face time on TV just because you're thinking of running for president. And another thing: when you do it you look weak, irrelevant, cowardly, and selfish. How about you speak to Dean in private if you have a beef with him, then get on TV and rip the worst president this country has ever had?

To see a Gonzales-loving, MBNA-representing Beltway hack like Biden race to capitulate makes me sick.
Even worse is the self-righteous, Bush-kissing, Iraq-war-supporting toady Joe Lieberman.

Luckily for us, Dean isn't backing down.

Sen. Biden: 202-224-5042
Sen. Lieberman: 202-224-4041

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