Monday, June 12, 2006

His orders come from far away no more

My favorite new Republican whipping boy is Rick Moran at the aptly named RightWingNuthouse. I took him on re: Coulter-thing here last week when he said:
We may violently disagree with their politics.

Dude, I don't violently disagree with anyone's politics, except the KKK, the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, or similar groups. I strongly oppose damn near everything the Republicans stand for, but violent? That's creepy.
Can you imagine some liberal commentator making similar remarks about Debra Burlingame, sister of Charles F. “Chic” Burlingame, III, captain of American Airlines flight 77, which was crashed at the Pentagon and who is fighting to keep the 9/11 Memorial from being hijacked by the anti-American left?

Just who exactly is this anti-American left? I don't remember being invited to this club. Name me one person on the left who hates America. Straw man, arise! And of course no liberal commentator would make the comments he suggests. Why? Because no one on the legitimate left hates anyone. We just want them the hell out of office!

In another stellar example of even-handed thuggery, he says this:
We still don’t know what happened at Haditha. And it is very clear that the truth of the matter is proving more elusive than the anti-war left will admit. To do so would ruin their campaign to delegitimize our troop’s efforts in Iraq as well as build support for withdrawing our military before the job is done.

Rick, I'll take that. I'll gladly be the anti-war left since you are so clearly the pro-war right. And to expose the straw man again, the effort I want to delegitimize is that of GWBush, Cheney, Rumsfeld et al, not the poor grunts on the ground who are treading water as fast as they can in an effort not to drown in the morass into which they were sent.

However the Haditha incident shakes out, the blame goes straight to the top. GWBush & co. And their ideological supporters.

That means you, Rick.

Wipe your hands. The blood is messy.