Thursday, December 03, 2009

None Dare Call it Treason, At Least Not Any More

Matt Lewis, Politics Daily:
[T]he fact that a former vice president -- possibly the most influential in American history -- chose to criticize the policies of the sitting president of the United States on the eve of his committing 30,000 troops to war strikes me as inappropriate.
Certainly, there is hypocrisy on both sides. Conservatives were incensed -- and had a right to be -- when Democratic leaders, including Harry Reid and Joe Biden, took verbal pot shots at George W. Bush while the president was on foreign soil. (Jimmy Carter was even tackier: Carter went abroad and criticized Bush.) We tended to view that kind of behavior as unpatriotic.

Let me help you out a little, Matt. it wasn't just described as unpatriotic. It was described as treasonous, and people who did it were threatened with death.

Dick Cheney, however, gets the mildest possible criticism, and a continued soapbox to try and defend his failed policies at the expense of the country.

Liberal media, my ass.


Kate Hathway said...

I have this daydream, that I dearly wish to see come true... when we catch bin Laden, he and Cheney are locked in a small cage and thrown occasional pieces of food to fight to the death over. As was said in the movie, Real Genius, " I the only one that has that dream?"

Dana King said...

I have a cousin, a genuinely nice guy, who kept emailing me some of the more insulting and borderline jokes and comments about Obama and Democrats/liberals in general. I asked him not to send me any more of that bullshit. He asked why it was only liberals with their heads up their asses complained about expressing an opinion. I said maybe it was because we were tired of being called traitors, terrorist sympathizers, and worse when Bush was in change, no matter how tepid the criticism.

He didn't argue with that.

David Terrenoire said...


My disgust with the GOP goes back to the Reagan years when Rich Bond, then the head of the RNC said that they were "real" Americans, as opposed to those of us who weren't Republicans, the unreal Americans.

This shit's been going on for a very long time.