June 21, 2005

The bearded intelectuals

What is it with pointy headed liberals like Richard Cohen and Paul Krugman and their beards. Most of these guys have never done anything remotely "hick" like chopping down a tree or shot Bambi's dad in the middle of December to warrant having a beard.

Anyways, Richard Cohen does not seem to understand why we don't understand the nuance of comparing GI's to Nazis. To the other Dick, comparing GIs, who put their lives on the line for Liberty and often give their rations to starving children, is a valid way to criticize the Bush administration for not giving these "suspected terrorists" air-conditioning.

And according to the other Dick, when Trent Lott was trying to be nice to a 100 year old man on his birthday, he is an evil racist. That was much worse, and since that was bad, Dick Durbin's comments don't even warrent an apology.

Still, Durbin is not being faulted for a lack of nuance. He has instead come under vitriolic attack by Republicans who would have you think that the Democrat from Illinois likened America to the Soviet Union or the American military to Nazi Germany or disparaged the military in its entirety. In the name of our armed forces, Virginia Sen. John W. Warner asked for an apology. Newt Gingrich, the former Republican speaker of the House, called for Durbin to be censured by the Senate. That would be a more severe penalty than that accorded Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) for praising the late Strom Thurmond's racist 1948 presidential campaign.

Well, I guess being nice to a man who already was slipping the bonds of Earth was worse than giving aid and comfort to the enemy. His comments have been continually fueling the anti-American fire, and no doubt many suicide bombers are using his words to justify their murder.

Well, according to Emperor Misha, he did make an apology, but a really crappy one.

I believe, that Dick Durbin is un-American. There it is, I've said it. To compare GIs to Nazis and to Pol Pot is >treason. He should resign from his leadership position, and if the people of his home state had any sense, he should not be re-elected.

Is that nuanced enough?

Posted by psugrad98 at June 21, 2005 05:52 PM | TrackBack

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