The Talking Lion

Friday, June 24, 2005

Sigh. From Durbin to Rove.

Durbin should not have apologized.

Rove should. From the Washington Post:
In his speech, Rove said no issue better illustrated the philosophical difference between liberals and conservatives than national security. "Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war," he said in a prepared text released by the White House. "Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments
and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers."

Rove went on to say that conservatives wanted to "unleash the might and power" of the military against the Taliban in Afghanistan, while liberals wanted to submit petitions. He cited a petition he said was backed by that called for "moderation and restraint" in responding to the attacks.

First of all: Fuck you too, Karl. I mean, god forbid, we understand the enemy and why they fight us. Who knows, maybe our soldiers would no longer be dying in Afganistan and Iraq, you know, just one..

Of course, instead of capitulating and offering apologies in proxy, Republicans are circling the wagons (take notes you fucking centrist Dems):
Democratic leaders angrily demanded a retraction from White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove yesterday after he accused liberals of responding with restraint and timidity to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but White House and Republican officials rallied to his defense and rebuffed calls for an apology.

Democrats accused Rove, President Bush's top political strategist, of impugning their patriotism, misrepresenting the support they gave Bush after terrorists hit the United States and demeaning the memories of victims. Republicans accused Democrats of overreacting to what they said were accurate characterizations of reactions among some liberals and of having defended slanderous statements against the U.S. military.

10 bucks says Rove continues to use this brand of rhetoric. He has to, its the only way Republicans seem strong; all their programs and big ideas are failing and theyre losing ground.


PS. My lack of posts is due to the shitty computer in my parents house, when I get back to Pittsburgh it'll be back to normal, I promise.


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