Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Well you're the real tough cookie with the long history

As I watched the train wreck that was The Larry King Show tonight, with David Horowitz defending Ann Coulter, I was struck by something he, and Coulter said. They make the point that the Left "parades" the 9/11 widows, and Cindy Sheehan, and amputee vet Max Cleland, and that they (the right) can't attack them because they lost loved ones/limbs/whatever.

Well NO FREAKING KIDDING! Because they actually have suffered from evil attacks, and stupid political decisions

The Radical Right is so empty of purpose and logic, so bereft of ideals, that they in fact can not attack even poor widows, and Max Cleland, weak and challenged though they are, without seeming cruel and heartless.

The Jersey Girls, Cleland, and Sheehan have viewpoints that can be disagreed with. They criticised GWBush for the disasterous invasion in Iraq. But never before has the Radical Right whined that a victim was off-limits.

Imagine, it was only a few years ago that Cleland was being attacked by Coulter:
In February 2004, "vitriolic right-wing ideologue" Ann Coulter wrote that Cleland should not be referred to as a war hero, as he had lost his limbs in a routine non-combat misssion. Regardless of the exact circumstances of the explosion, or its non-relation to the prior battles for which the stars were given, it is worth noting that Cleland was awarded a Silver Star "for gallantry in action" at the battle of Khe Sanh.

I don't get it, Ann. You had the balls to attack Cleland then, but you can't go after the Jersey Girls now? What's the matter, can't handle people with, you know, normal arms and legs?

Hell, Lee Atwater and Karl Rove have more guts than you. Rove took on a viet Nam war hero:
During the 2000 presidential race, tactics that resembled Atwater's began to surface when Arizona Senator John McCain's campaign entered the crucial Southern state of South Carolina. Though no credible evidence has been uncovered, the "whisper campaign" that damaged McCain's chances in that state is often attributed to Karl Rove, a longtime friend (and student of Atwater's techniques in political "dirty tricks"), later named Senior Political Advisor to George W. Bush. The effect was also felt during the 2004 presidential race between incumbent George W. Bush and Democratic party challenger John Kerry. The Swift Boat Veterans launched a counter-campaign against Kerry which was believed to have been organized by Rove. Additionally, the sudden appearance of a memo purportedly offering evidence that Bush had shirked his duty during his service in the Texas Air National Guard seemed to exhibit the same tactics used by Atwater.

So Ann, go away. Leave us alone. You have no real guts. You're a pussy who is afraid of some poor widows from New Jersey. You who have a law degree and a great job, who enjoy pissing down the backs of people who actually have suffered as a result of political decisions by fearless leader, are so afraid of confrontation that you say the the 9/11 widows are off limits.

Yet you attack them. Why? Because they threaten your world, the gestalt that governs you. They seek to change the dialog, to point out that this war is about the wrong ideas.

Ann, you deserve pity. If you had any real courage, you would debate the Jersey girls face to face, instead of brow-beating hapless Matt Lauer by shouting over him.

But no. You're afraid of real women. And amputee men. And dead veteran's mothers. Because they, unlike you, are complete human beings.

At least Atwater had a death bed conversion:
Shortly before his death from a brain tumor he said he had converted to Catholicism and, in an act of repentance, issued a number of public and written apologies to individuals whom he had attacked during his political career, including Dukakis. In a letter to Tom Turnipseed dated June 28, 1990, he stated, "It is very important to me that I let you know that out of everything that has happened in my career, one of the low points remains the so called 'jumper cable' episode," adding, "my illness has taught me something about the nature of humanity, love, brotherhood and relationships that I never understood, and probably never would have. So, from that standpoint, there is some truth and good in everything." [3]

What's it going to take for you, Ann?