24 June 2005

Rove And The Discontent's

Democrats are calling for Karl Rove to step down after his comments before a Republican Fund Raising Dinner. He said that "Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war. Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers."

Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), took to the Senate floor and denounced Rove's statements as "a cheap and divisive political applause line" and an "outrageous attempt to divide the nation."

Wait, how come Kerry is upset? Rove didn't say that Demorats wanted to prepare indictments ans offer therapy he said Liberals wanted to do those things. Kerry spent most of 2004 getting upset anytime someone dared to call him a Liberal.
The same goes for Hillary, the great "moderate" Senator from New York via Washington, Arkansas, and Chicago). She rants that Rove's comment "politicizes and turns into a partisan game something as serious as the attack on our nation on Sept. 11, and something as deadly as the conflict in which we are currently engaged."

Now let's play a little game. When were these quotes uttered? And by whom?

(1)"I am convinced that military action will not prevent further acts of international terrorism against the United States. However, difficult this vote may be, some of us must urge the use of restraint."

(2)"I'm not so sure that President Bush, members of his administration or the military have thought this action out completely or fully examined America's cause,"

(3)"I don't think the solution to violence is more violence," it's a very patriotic thing to be an activist."


(1) October 2001. Berkeley's congresswoman, Barbara Lee on the floor of the US House of Representatives while casting the only vote against the use of military power to defeat the terrorists.

(2) October 2001. Congressman James McDermott from Washington State.

(3) September 29, 2001. 19-year-old Rachel Ettling at the great big anti-war rally that was held in Washington DC, and sponsored by the usual suspects, a group that I used to belong to.

At some point we have to stand-up and say shut-up. The media is all over Rove like white on rice, but when Dick Durbin compared US soldiers to Nazis the sound of the crickets was deafening.

Memo to Karl Rove:

Stand up and tell them all where to get off!

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