26 April 2008

Say anything

And most definitely not in that charming "wooing-Ione-Skye-with-a-boombox" sort of way.

Part 1,237 in the ongoing--and seemingly, endless--series, "Right Wing Gasbags Spewing Contemptuous Shit Unworthy of Being Dignified With a Response":
Speaking to Sean Hannity on Fox News Friday night, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told the conservative pundit that "the left wing of the Democratic Party, frankly, kind of admires American terrorists." Gingrich then went on to say that "they don't mind at all that Farrakhan is anti-semitic. They shrug off Jeremiah Wright."
As far as the first point goes: fuck you, Newt.

'Nuff said.

More important, though, is how the erstwhile Speaker tried (and, it should be noted, failed) to support that specious bit of bullshit. You really need look no further to see how desperate the far Right has become; their only path to power and prominence is to see terrorists behind every tree and try to fearmonger, accordingly.

Even if every negative thing said about the Farrakhans and Reverend Wrights of the world was 100% true, does anyone with an ounce of sense actually believe that that makes them "American terrorists?" Does someone saying things that you don't agree with--no matter how offensive--put them in league with the bombers and hijackers conjured by the use of the T-word?

'Cause if "God damn America" evokes terror in you, you shouldn't be in a position to lead a cub scout troop, let alone the country.

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