I didn’t think they’d do it. I really didn’t. Maybe my cynicism gland is overtaxed. But I read the article in the NYT about the ad the Pubbies were planning on running, and I said to myself, “Nah, self, no way are they this far over the rainbow. This exceeds thier yearly quotient of thermonuclear chutzpah.”
But they did. If, by some lucky chance, you are ignorant of the ad of which I speak, allow me to ruin your day. (No, no, don’t thank me. I’m a dad, I do this sort of thing reflexively. It’s nothing, really…)
"…The new commercial gives the first hint of the themes Mr. Bush’s campaign is likely to press in its early days. It shows Mr. Bush, during the last State of the Union address, warning of continued threats to the nation: “Our war against terror is a contest of will, in which perseverance is power,” he says after the screen flashes the words, “Some are now attacking the president for attacking the terrorists.”…
What a splendid serving of weasel meat is contained in that word “some”. No specifics are given. Not “Howard S. Merriweather, of Dinglesburg, Iowa…” Just “some”.
But we all know who they mean, now don’t we?
Gird yourself. More coming…
“Some call for us to retreat, putting our national security in the hands of others,” then urges viewers to tell Congress “to support the president’s policy of pre-emptive self defense.”
Pre-emptive self defense! Ye Gods and little fishes, what in the bleeding Hell is “pre-emptive self-defense”?! Surely that cannot be Iraq. Surely that doesn’t mean justifying a military assault on a nation that has done nothing to us.
I suppose that, if on Dec. 6, 1941 the Japanese task force en route to Hawaii were to have been spotted, then an attack on that task force would have been “pre-emptive self defense”. In what respect does that remotely resemble the situation with Iraq?
I plotz, I collapse in stunned dismay. They’re just going to try and brazen it out! They’re going to stand there and repeat the same drivel that has been entirely discredited. GeeDubya dashed to the rescue, and protected us from the dread Iraqi threat in the nick of time!
When you wrap a pile of horseshit in an American flag, you don’t dignify the horseshit, you defile the flag.
So is this where we’re headed? Can we expect such innuendo to be a staple of the Forces of Darkness election campaign? Are there no honest conservatives of enough stature and scruple to speak out about this?
I’m already appalled, and they haven’t even gotten warmed up yet.