Sunday, March 09, 2008

Here's The Enemy, Democrats

This is the face of the enemy we face, this is not about policy this is about hate, racism, theocratic impulse, and fear mongering. This is, in fact, Representative Steve King (R-IA). AP:

"The radical Islamists, the al-Qaida ... would be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on Sept. 11 because they would declare victory in this war on terror," King said in an interview with the Daily Reporter in Spencer.

"His middle name does matter," King said. "It matters because they read a meaning into that."
If that was insufficient to get the idea across of what these people are, here's some blasts from the past:

In a statement issued by his Congressional office following the release of photos depicting prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib, King referred to the maltreatment of prisoners at the infamous Baghdad prison as "what amounts to hazing."
For the just plain personally offensive:

"There probably are not 72 virgins in the hell he's at," King said about al-Zarqawi, in a recording transcribed by Radio Iowa. "And if there are, they probably all look like Helen Thomas."
Untruths and minimization squared:

Well I by now have a feel for the rhythm of this place called Washington, D.C., and my wife lives here with me, and I can tell you, Mr. Speaker, she's at far greater risk being a civilian in Washington, D.C. than an average civilian in Iraq.
Just to cap your disgust fest with the blatant war mongering and utter stupidity with no end I give you the undefined ever shifting victory:

"There are implications that have to do with who he is and the position that he's taken. If he were strong on national defense and said 'I'm going to go over there and we're going to fight and we're going to win, we'll come home with a victory,' that's different. But that's not what he said. They will be dancing in the streets if he's elected president. That has a chilling aspect on how difficult it will be to ever win this Global War on Terror."
This is the face of the enemy in November, it is also the enemy now - today in WY as it was in OH & TX and will be in PA. This is what we're up against, oh it has the personal name of McCain but the generic label Republican. It is not Democratic, it is not Clinton or Obama, it is not only a governing philosophy of small government and low taxes; it is a mind set of hate, fear, and greed. It is the idea that anything and everything can be said in the pursuit of winning. If your Democratic candidate doesn't win the nomination and you can stomach the idea of not voting against this, I don't know what to say to you. I do not know on what possible basis you can claim a Democratic candidate inspires your support. It certainly cannot have anything to do with the facts of the Democratic Party.

People like this should excite disgust and revulsion in the public mind. A Party that embraces this should only feel at home meeting in moldy basements and caves. I want these people run out of office wholesale, I want the coattails of the Democratic Presidential candidate to be miles long and involve the grinding into dust of this version of the Republican Party. I want them to learn that being the Party of the fear mongering racist greedhead theocrat is dangerous to your elected future. I want it clear in their minds that the Constitution and Bill of Rights are not just pieces of paper and you ignore them at the risk of severe censure or jail time. I want a Democratic axe taken to these Republicans until they realize how to run a political party in a responsible manner that is somehow aimed at the good of the actual America.

This is not bitter cutthroat partisan politics, it isn't about politics, it is sociological warfare. I refuse to watch America turn into a mean hateful place and name it Republican. I refuse to stand still for the existence of a political party that gives Rush Limbaughs, Hannities, and Hagees a position of power and influence. I want it politically futile to try another BushCo and criminally dangerous to try the corruption of Republicans and their allies. I want to see such an electoral blow out that my not yet existent grandchildren will not have to vote against such a mess. I don't care if the Democratic candidate isn't a saint, this is what you face.

1 comment:

Chuck Butcher said...

This probably isn't one of the places where I'd expect KISS to tell me there's no difference between dimmos and repugs.

Despite all the failings of the Democratic Party it isn't this bunch.