Thursday, June 09, 2005

Democrat Rhetoric Stays Over The Top

From Art Chernkoff,

Top House Democrat Charles Rangel complained on Monday that the Bush administration's decision to concoct a "fraudulent" war in Iraq was as bad as "the Holocaust."
"It's the biggest fraud ever committed on the people of this country,"
Rangel told WWRL Radio's Steve Malzberg and Karen Hunter. "This is just as bad
as six million Jews being killed. The whole world knew it and they were quiet
about it, because it wasn't their ox that was being gored."It's not actually
quite as bad as it seems:

Asked to clarify his Holocaust comparison, Rangel told Malzberg: "I am
saying that people's silence when they know terrible things are happening is the
same thing as the Holocaust, where everyone would have me believe that no one
knew those Jews were killed over there."

Initially I though, this is not as bad as it seems; Rangel is not making a grossly offensive comparison of the liberation of 26 million people from tyranny with the killing of 6 million Jews. What a relief. He's merely making a stupid, inaccurate, and hysterical comparison of the public reactions to both events. Stupid, inaccurate, and hysterical, because after all, Iraq, in all its aspects and from all the perspectives, is the most talked about issue in the world today.

The Howard Dean Gift That Keeps On Giving,

"the GOP is a "white Christian party''

"A lot of them never made an honest living in their lives," said Howard
Dean on June 2 at a conference hosted by Take Back America.

"I think Tom Delay ought to go back to Houston, where he can serve his jail

"Thanks to their pale skin, round eyes and khaki trousers, Republicans just blend in," said Mr. Dean. "So they vote, get in the back of the line and vote again. And because they've never made an honest living in their lives, they could do that all day long."

"The Republicans are not very friendly to different kinds of people. We’re more welcoming to different folks, because that’s the kind of people we are."


At 6/13/2005 10:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dean is like the David Duke of the Republican Party--he represents a fringe extreme but you can't exactly be indifferent to the support he generates.


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