Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Talking points for Liberal Dishrags.....
Yes, there's nothing so valuable to George W. Bush and the religious right than Daily Kos, Moveon.org and Ted Kennedy. What would he do without them?
The answer? Exactly the same thing Bush was doing before MoveOn and Daily Kos truly came on the scene in 2003 and 2004. He would be stealing elections, destroying the environment, installing radical right-wing reactionary judges, pretending he had a mandate, pissing off the world, starting wars without international support, ensuring our troops in the field didn't have the proper equipment, denying global warming existed, being cagey about "intelligent design", and so on.
I'm sure you guys could add to the list.
What idiots like Sullivan don't understand is that institutions like MoveOn and Daily Kos are a reaction to the Right Wing's tactics for the past 20 years. We are a reaction to the politics of personal destruction pioneered by the right's Clinton-hating brigades, the vile and corrosive rhetoric of Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and company, and the politics of demonization which the Right practices against blacks, immigrants, and gays.
But when someone on the left fights back, it's the end of the fucking world.
I understand that it was easier for right-wing hacks to ply their trash when liberals unilaterally disarmed and took it with nary a peep. I understand they pine for those days when the best we could offer in rebuttal was Alan Colmes.
But they created the environment we now play in. They wanted a "culture war", an ideological fight, a partisan rumble in which only one side brought guns to the game. Those days are over.
They don't like it, they only have themselves to blame. Andrew Sullivan included.
Andy Sullivan and his talking points for "conservative" centrists democrats to parrot and look all reasonable and ineffective.