“If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime — Pol Pot or others — that had no concern for human beings.” link
There’s been a couple firecrackers going off in the news regarding that quote by Senator DICK Durbin of Illinois. Now I listen to talk radio when I can, and I watch evil right-wing news outlets like Fox News (how DARE they report on everything!), and from the pundits to the listeners, everyone seems to be in the mind that Durbin should apologize.
Every time I hear the call for him to apologize, I think “Who gives a shit?” If Repubicans say something which offends our gentle sensibilities, they resign or undergo a firestorm of media and peer criticism. If a Democrat does the same, the only people calling for an apology are right-wing talk show hosts and listeners, and perhaps a week or two later you’ll get a half-assed rebuttal (not an apology).
“Mr. President, I have come to understand that was a very poor choice of words. I tried to make this very clear last Friday that I understood to those analogies to the Nazis, Soviets and others were poorly chosen. I issued a release which I thought made my intentions and my inner-most feeling as clear as I possibly could.” link
Well it did make his intentions and inner-most feeling as clear as possible. I have little to no doubt that just like most other Democrats still in power, he is grasping at straws trying to find a way to defile, degrade, and denounce all things American from the Military, to the President, to the LEGAL measures taken to ensure our freedom. Poor choice of words my ass, what Durbin said was absolutely wrong and an outright lie. He rode the wave of publicity, let everyone get up in arms, then half-assed his apology on the floor of the Senate. Shit, if this had been Trent Lott he would have been forced out…oh wait…duh.
I don’t think there should be an outcry if the Left says something unabashedly stupid. Let them say it, let it make its rounds in the evil right-wing conspiracy media monopoly, but only let it do that. All the calls for apologies are inane, as they only serve the people who actually want to hear it…even then, you’ll never hear them outright say they were wrong. Let them compare the President who won by a record majority, our troops fighting to protect the Left’s Right to Impotency, to Nazi’s or whoever they want. Let them defame, degrade, and denounce. It’ll only guarantee that Conservatives and Republicans continue to win elections.
As long as Liberals and Leftists continue to make use of the same antiquated playbook, they will continue to get the same results. For a bunch of elitists, you’d think they would have realized this by now. There is a right-wing conspiracy, and its called freedom, and no matter how much their little hearts bleed, no matter how much they obstruct originalists in the Judiciary, and no matter how much they knee-jerk react to anything which just might get them a few more votes come election day… Liberals are going to keep losing. Lets just sit back and enjoy the show.