Monday, January 02, 2006

How About a NEW YEARS Ramble?

My friend Seth and I like to talk about the moments that might have gone unrecognized but were really the great "tipping points" in domestic politics. For me there is no doubt the "unsung hero" of the Democrats continued demise was the Jack Murtha debacle.

A bit of history. The Dems thought they'd landed a great one with the advent of Cindy Sheehan. Sure she was clearly a loon but, hey, with the New York Times, et al, in their pocket, they could portray this lunatic leftist using her son's death for personal and political gain as some sort of "peace mom."

Of course the leftists knew that Sheehan's demand to "just talk with the President" was a lie, as the President had already met with Sheehan (who had then been quoted offering the President high praise), but they were confident enough in their control of information to think they could keep this from the people.

Sure, the Times knew that Sheehan's entire family (including Sheehan's own husband who had also lost his son in Iraq), considered Sheehan to be out of her mind, but, still, they're the New York Times, they'd be able to bury that truth.
So sure of their position as "purveyors of the truth" the Times even commissioned Maureen Dowd to write a piece in which any questioning of Sheehan's motives or mental state was an outrage. Dowd wrote that Sheehan's "moral authority" is "absolute."


Unfortunately for the Times (and the Dems as a whole), this was not 1985 or even 1995. The year was 2005 and the leftist media no longer held a total monopoly on information.

Thanks to Fox News, center-right talk radio and the emergence of the blogesphere, Sheehan was quickly exposed as the lunatic lefty that she was, spouting such insanities as "Louisian is occupied territory!"

Quotes from the loonie leftist played uncut and in their entirety showed her to be just a little to the left of, say, Michael Moore and Howard Dean, and just a little less well-groomed than the former and a little more hysterical than the latter.

The Dems needed to manufacture someone new...and fast.

Enter Jack Murtha -- the previously unknown backbencher. Having tried to sell the "peace mom," the Dems invented the "warrior dad" who had "come to his senses." Murtha's "moral authority" was to go unquestioned because he had done a nice job fighting in a previous war.

But, like all inventions, Murtha wasn't up to the task. He stumbled through words that were clearly written for him by others, made a fool of himself even on the most soft-ball laden leftist TV shows and quickly had to have surrogates stand in for him to say that he didn't really mean what he'd actually just said.

THE moment, though, came when, after sponsoring a bill demanding that America cut-and-run immediately from a war that most people recognize we are winning, and, after hours of listening to the usual suspects of far-leftists engaging in an unprecedented degree of lies, hate and vitriol, the Democrats went on to vote AGAINST the Murtha bill in a vote that totaled 406-3.

Even Jack Murtha voted AGAINST the Jack Murtha bill!!!

At this moment it became literally impossible for any but the willfully blind to not recognize that, not only were the Democrats (yet again) playing politics with the lives of our citizens but doing so in the most hateful way anyone had ever seen our Congress.

This was John Kerry's voting FOR the money to support our troops before he voted AGAINST it only a thousand times worse. For this wasn't just one idiot who happened to be the party's "standard bearer," this was the entire Democrat party.

That this took place in counterpoint to a speech given by the President in which he offered consistent, reasoned, mature policy in front of not braying Democrats but Americans from across the political spectrum who know the real situation in Iraq better than anyone -- our troops -- served as a perfect metaphor for the choices Americans face in their local, state and national elections.

One need not agree with every position the President takes. Lord knows I don't. But given the choice between the mature, thoughtful, respectful and consistent positions of the President -- and the support he receives from the grownups who know the truth -- versus the political game-playing, childish attacks and vitriol from the children who throw one tantrum after another (and then vote AGAINST exactly what they were saying!!!) the desired outcome is clear.

And that's why the Jack Murtha debacle -- the "I voted FOR cutting and running before I voted AGAINST cutting and running" episode -- was a turning point and a tipping point and just one more nail in the leftists' coffin.

20 comments:

MiamiMiami said...

Evan,
Murtha needs to be tried for treason. It's that simple. I can't stand that this a-hole goes on national tv and says such moronic stupidity. I honestly think that what he is doing is nothing less than treason. I only hope that someday a Marine walks up to him and let's him know how his words have fallen on the deaf ears of some of the bravest men and women ever!

Evil Right Winger Blog

P.S. Evan, take a look at my latest post. let me know what you think.

Evan Sayet said...

Well, the good news is that the more the Democrats talk the more they lose. That's why I was thrilled to se Cindy Sheehan being given such free reign. The same is true of Howard Dean. And, of course, Jack Murtha. The guy can't even finish a sentence, he's clearly just desperately seeking political advantage for a party that's going down for the count.

When the head of your party is insane, and your top pro-surrender chick is insane and your elder statesman are either murderers (Ted Kennedy), Grand Kleagles of the KKK (Robert Byrd) or plagerists (Joe Biden), when your front-runner wakes up with FBI files stashed under her bed, your top foreign policy advisor crams top secret documents down his pants, your mouthpieces in the Old Media get caught using forged documents on their "news" programs, etc. you just get desperate as hell.

Expect more desperation as their surrender plans continue to become known, their lies become more and more exposed, and their poll numbers (which you'll notice the leftist media never reports but which are far, FAR lower than the President's) continue to go the way of the NY Time's circulation, viewers of the network news and subscribers to Newsweek and Time.

Anonymous said...

"LIES! LIES! ALL LIES!!"

Boy, that sure is an easy excuse that sounds more and more like a really bad movie script. Yes, the media has an agenda. A lot of it is politically motivated, and a lot of it is slanted. But every single story against the Republicans aren't always "LIES! LIES! ALL LIES!!" You're such a hypocrite. You run your mouth about how the leftists side with terrorists and hate America, and everything they say are, "LIES! LIES! ALL LIES!!" You sound a hell of a lot more desperate than the weak-minded Democrats are. You rant about how the leftist media is one-sided and then you have the balls to praise Fox News when they fully sponsored the Republican Convention. "Fair and Balanced" my ass!! You have no idea how many of the hits you get here are people laughing at you. Maybe you should stick to standup comedy. It almost seems like you're sucking up to Rush Limbaugh because he mentioned you on his show. It would fit the pattern.
"LIES! LIES! ALL LIES!!"
I'm sure you'll be blaming the media on the plight of Jack Abramoff. Bush and fellow Republicans are making a huge deal about giving their ill-gotten gains to charity, but that's a bunch of crap! Who are they kidding? Bush got a hell of a lot more than $6000 from Abramoff, as did the rest. THIS is where we all can scream, "LIES! LIES! ALL LIES!" and not come off as some hysterical screwball trying to hang onto any shred of integrity left in D.C.
If there's any justice left in this country, the Abramoff plea will take all of them down, from Bush to DeLay and any others, and if we're really lucky they'll take some of those leftist losers with them because they're in on it too, as are some Independants and a Socialist or two. They're all soiling their shorts in fear of the ramifications. It's going to be one glorious political bloodbath, I can't wait to see it, and if you had one microbe of genuine credibility, you'd feel the same way no matter who goes down.
By the way Ev, this may be nitpicking, but you should really stop calling Ted Kennedy a murderer. It was homicide. We all know the fact that he got off scott free because of his name and political clout (something any politician - R or D -would do as well if he could) is and always will be a travesty that makes Kennedy the biggest joke in the game. You're constant ripping of Teddy is warranted. He deserves it, but when you call him a murderer, you're coming off like the very media you rip as well.

"LIES! LIES! ALL LIES!!"

Okay you guys. Now you can all respond with the usual venomous name-calling that's become the Conservative standard of debate.

...Whatever...

Pete said...

You expect us to follow your M.O. "anonymous"? Can't I.D. yourself? Ashamed? Yeah, I would be too!

Speaking of "LIES", how about this quote from CNS News today about democratic pickings from Abramoff:
"Among those named by the NRSC as the worst examples of "Democrat hypocrisy" for taking money from Abramoff and his associates are: Sen. Byron Dorgan, (D-N.D.) who received at least $79,300; Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), who received at least $45,750; Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who received at least $68,941 and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), who received at least $6,250."

Golly, Gosh, anonymous, did ou soil yourself?

EPorvaznik said...

Careful, Pete - facts are like kryptonite to most Democrats.

MiamiMiami said...

Ouch!

This "anonymous" guy can't get it straight can he or she? This liberal wants to make this scandal a one-sded scandal. But here is a list of Democrats who ALSO took some Abramoff money:

List of Democrats who have taken Abramoff money
1/4/06

Posted on 01/04/2006 9:56:07 AM PST by MNJohnnie

Abramoff Lobbying & Political Contributions to Democrats, per FEC Records


Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) Received At Least – $22,500

* Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) Received At Least – $6,500

* Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) Received At Least – $1,250

* Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) Received At Least – $2,000

* Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Received At Least – $20,250

* Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) Received At Least – $21,765

* Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) Received At Least – $7,500

* Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) Received At Least – $12,950

* Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) Received At Least – $8,000

* Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) Received At Least – $7,500

* Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) Received At Least – $14,792

* Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) Received At Least – $79,300

* Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) Received At Least – $14,000

* Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Received At Least – $2,000

* Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) Received At Least – $1,250

* Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) Received At Least – $45,750

* Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Received At Least – $9,000

* Senator Jim Jeffords (I-VT) Received At Least – $2,000

* Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) Received At Least – $14,250

* Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) Received At Least – $3,300

* Senator John Kerry (D-MA) Received At Least – $98,550

* Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) Received At Least – $28,000 * Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) Received At Least – $4,000

* Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) Received At Least – $6,000

* Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT) Received At Least – $29,830

* Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) Received At Least – $14,891

* Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Received At Least – $10,550

* Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) Received At Least – $78,991

* Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) Received At Least – $20,168

* Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) Received At Least – $5,200

* Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) Received At Least – $7,500

* Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) Received At Least – $2,300

* Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) Received At Least – $3,500

* Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) Received At Least – $68,941

* Senator John Rockefeller (D-WV) Received At Least – $4,000

* Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) Received At Least – $4,500

* Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) Received At Least – $4,300

* Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Received At Least – $29,550

* Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Received At Least – $6,250

* Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) Received At Least – $6,250 Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte $423,480

Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte $354,700

Democratic National Cmte $65,720

Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI) $42,500
Patty Murray (D-Wash) $40,980
Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) $36,000
Harry Reid (D-Nev) $30,500
Byron L. Dorgan (D-ND) $28,000
Tom Daschle (D-SD) $26,500
Democratic Party of Michigan $23,000
Brad R. Carson (D-Okla) $20,600
Dale E. Kildee (D-Mich) $19,000
Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md) $17,500
Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) $15,500
Democratic Party of Oklahoma $15,000
Chris John (D-La) $15,000
John Breaux (D-La) $13,750
Frank Pallone, Jr (D-NJ) $13,600
Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo) $12,000
Mary L. Landrieu (D-La) $11,500
Barney Frank (D-Mass) $11,100
Max Baucus (D-Mont) $11,000
Maria Cantwell (D-Wash) $10,000
Democratic Party of North Dakota $10,000
Nick Rahall (D-WVa) $10,000

Democratic Party of South Dakota $9,500

Democratic Party of Minnesota $9,000

Ron Kind (D-Wis) $9,000

Peter Deutsch (D-Fla) $8,500

Joe Baca (D-Calif) $8,000

Dick Durbin (D-Ill) $8,000

Xavier Becerra (D-Calif) $7,523

Tim Johnson (D-SD) $7,250

Democratic Party of New Mexico $6,250

Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) $6,000

David E. Bonior (D-Mich) $5,000

Jon S. Corzine (D-NJ) $5,000

Democratic Party of Montana $5,000

Fritz Hollings (D-SC) $5,000

Jay Inslee (D-Wash) $5,000

Thomas P. Keefe Jr. (D-Wash) $5,000

Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md) $5,000

Deborah Ann Stabenow (D-Mich) $5,000

Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) $4,500

Tom Carper (D-Del) $4,000

Kent Conrad (D-ND) $4,000

Jerry Kleczka (D-Wis) $4,000

Sander Levin (D-Mich) $4,000

Robert T. Matsui (D-Calif) $4,000

George Miller (D-Calif) $4,000

Kalyn Cherie Free (D-Okla) $3,500

James L. Oberstar (D-Minn) $3,500

Charles J. Melancon (D-La) $3,100

Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) $3,000

Cal Dooley (D-Calif) $3,000

John B. Larson (D-Conn) $3,000

David R. Obey (D-Wis) $3,000

Ed Pastor (D-Ariz) $3,000

Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) $3,000

Richard M. Romero (D-NM) $3,000

Brad Sherman (D-Calif) $3,000

Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss) $3,000

Max Cleland (D-Ga) $2,500

Grace Napolitano (D-Calif) $2,500

Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif) $2,500

Bill Luther (D-Minn) $2,250

Gene Taylor (D-Miss) $2,250

Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) $2,000

Ken Bentsen (D-Texas) $2,000

Dan Boren (D-Okla) $2,000

Rosa L. DeLauro (D-Conn) $2,000

John D. Dingell (D-Mich) $2,000

Doug Dodd (D-Okla) $2,000

Ned Doucet (D-La) $2,000

Lane Evans (D-Ill) $2,000

Sam Farr (D-Calif) $2,000

John Neely Kennedy (D-La) $2,000

Carl Levin (D-Mich) $2,000

Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark) $2,000

Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) $2,000

Robert Menendez (D-NJ) $2,000

Adam Schiff (D-Calif) $2,000
Ronnie Shows (D-Miss) $2,000
Adam Smith (D-Wash) $2,000
Ellen O. Tauscher (D-Calif) $2,000
Mike Thompson (D-Calif) $2,000
Maxine Waters (D-Calif) $2,000
Peter DeFazio (D-Ore) $1,500
Norm Dicks (D-Wash) $1,500
John Kerry (D-Mass) $1,400
Barbara Boxer (D-Calif) $1,000
Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif) $1,000
Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) $1,000
Jim Costa (D-Calif) $1,000
Susan A. Davis (D-Calif) $1,000
Eliot L. Engel (D-NY) $1,000
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) $1,000
Tim Holden (D-Pa) $1,000
Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) $1,000
Joe Lieberman (D-Conn) $1,000
Jim Maloney (D-Conn) $1,000
David Phelps (D-Ill) $1,000
Charles S. Robb (D-Va) $1,000
Brian David Schweitzer (D-Mont) $1,000
Pete Stark (D-Calif) $1,000
Gloria Tristani (D-NM) $1,000
Derrick B. Watchman (D-Ariz) $1,000
Rick Weiland (D-SD) $1,000
Paul Wellstone (D-Minn) $1,000
Ron Wyden (D-Ore) $1,000
Bob Borski (D-Pa) $720
Shelley Berkley (D-Nev) $500
Howard L. Berman (D-Calif) $500
Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) $500
Democratic Party of Washington $500
Barbara Lee (D-Calif) $500
Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif) $500

Yeah. Sounds like the same old song and dance of the Democrats trying to rewrite history again.

Evan Sayet said...

If you want to understandt those who still mindlessly vote for the Democrats read and re-read what Anon has written here. It is hysterical, nindless, factually wrong, etc. It hits on all of the usual leftist "talking points" ("Rush Limbaugh", "hypocrite", etc) but has NO bases in fact, reason or logic.

For another example, watch and rewatch the Letterman interview with O'Reilly. Letterman is mean, childish and completely (by his own admission) devoid of facts.

To be a Democrat today requires utter stupidity. It's why the leftists in our schools work so hard to keep children ignorant.

Anonymous said...

miamimiami said,

The funniest part about that is when a liberal loves to tell us all how stupid Bush is and then in the next sentence tell us how skillfully he plotted to steal the oil in Iraq. So which is it? Is he stupid or is he really crafty?

And then the love to tell you how much smarter folks like Gore and Kerry are than Bush. I just want to know if Bush is truly an idiot and Kerry and Gore were supposedly so much smarter than what does that make those two after he beat them?

Anonymous said...

miamimiami said,

The funniest part about that is when a liberal loves to tell us all how stupid Bush is and then in the next sentence tell us how skillfully he plotted to steal the oil in Iraq. So which is it? Is he stupid or is he really crafty?

And then the love to tell you how much smarter folks like Gore and Kerry are than Bush. I just want to know if Bush is truly an idiot and Kerry and Gore were supposedly so much smarter than what does that make those two after he beat them?

Anonymous said...

wow, it's seth swirsky's mindless, THC-addled crap all over the place...

"love is all you need" blah blah blah "all I want is instant pleasure...."

Pete said...

Whaaaaaaat?????

MiamiMiami said...

Huh? I missed that completely. Honestly I consider myself pretty sharp but, um, I am lost on that one. Seriously. break it down a little more for me....

Evil Right Winger Blog

Evan Sayet said...

Seth Swirsky is a friend of mine with many hit songs to his writing credits and a solo album that is incredible (see my website for the way to buy it. I make eighteen cents if you do).

Seth is on Tribe.net where he (with my permission) cut and pasted one of my blog entries (Liberals Believe in Nothing).

This was the mindless response of one of the tribe members. Silly children, aren't they.

MiamiMiami said...

oh, got it. I thought maybe that these silly liberals were already speaking a different language, like a code or something.

Peter said...

Okay Miamimiami, I'm not going to be anonymous. My name is Peter and I live in Tampa. And if you could even S-P-E-L-L S-L-O-W-L-Y you would see that I said I hope they take those lame leftists with them. I meant all of them. The Democrats bashing of Abramoff while knowing that just about every politician regardless of party was in on it is the most blatant pile of hypocrisy to come out of DC since, well, ever. Your list, while obviously time-consuming, was unnecessary.
You political extremists on either side are so full of it with your selective reading and seeing everything as "We're right and everybody's against us!" Left, right, center, who gives a crap?! You're all the same, always blaming instead of doing something about it or at least injecting a tidbit of integrity into the game.
And,Evan, you better smarten up pal, because your statements like, "hysterical, nindless, factually wrong, etc...but has NO bases in fact, reason or logic" makes some wonder if you're ill or joking. I have top ask: Are you? Is your stand-up bleeding into your brain? This blog is hilarious, accidental or not.
One more thing: Have you noticed in your archives here that opinions like mine get a LOT more response than your blatherings do? Most of your responses are from the same three or four people who frequent this place. What a f---ing joke.

Peter said...

By the way isn't "miamimiami" the same as "anonymous"?
Hypocrite.

Fred said...

He's right!! You're a bunch of hypocrites!!ALL of you stupid "Mighty Righties" completely ignored Abramoff because he's a Republican!! How about a LITTLE accountablilty?!! If Dubbya killed a little kid you'd all blame the Liberals for that, too! Peter, you're wrong about one thing: This blog isn't funny at all. It's a sad testament to the division of America. But laughing at it is a way of dealing with it.

Pete said...

WE'RE hypocrites? Methinks ye doth protest a bit too much, fred! When we find foul play amongst Republicans, they are gone! I, and perhaps many others, were unaware of the magnitude of Abramoff's corruption. If it had been known, it would have come out, and Duke would have been gone as the knowledge came out. Not so with your side of the aisle!

You want accountability? So do we! When will Harry Reid resign? How about Kerry, Baucus, Boxer, etc, etc, etc. Look at that list provided - how many will the press hold accountable? They're all democrats - does the number '0' sound about right? Betcha sweet bippy!

Get off your high horse, lefty! None of your side is EVER held accountable. We couldn't remove Clinton, despite the lies to the Grand Jury, and all the other poop, because "the people elected him"! Bullstuffing! He was/is guilty as sin and NOTHING happened - wherefore is thine accountability? Don't you dare lecture the right after that calamity in the White House! Get a life!

Evan Sayet said...

Fred (first)

No one is ignoring Abramoff. It's just that, unlike Democrats, we actually want to know the facts and have the evidence before we speak.

As with the lefties hate-filled attacks on Karl Rove for "leaking" information about the treasonous Joe Wilson and the well-known fact that her wife worked at the CIA, only to find out that Rove had nothing to do with it, that there was never a serious crime charged and the bogus crime was quickly undermined when the highly respected journalist Bob Woodward admitted that he'd be told PRIOR to when the prosecutor said the assistant to the second to the President whose assistant is Rove first spoke of Plame's job.

It is the difference between Democrasts and Republicans. Democrats accept ANYTHING that advances their hatred for America (the insane Cindy Sheehan's moronic ramblings, Jack Murtha's incomprehendable mumblings, Sandty Burger cramming top secret documents down the front of his pants and into his socks, Dan Rather forging documents, Ted Kennedy murdering people, Bill Clinton likely raping them, Hillary spewing the most vile racial bigotry, etc. Republicans want to know the facts.

As for Peter, well, vulgar, silly, and mindless name calling might score you points with, well, Democrats (it's all the Dems have these days), it only serves to solidify the belief of the clear thinkers that the Dems have NOTHING. Sort of like the Alito hearings, a lot of slander from a bunch of bums and, in the end, another Republican victory. Keep up the good work!

Peter said...

Will you just LISTEN to this garbage??!

"Get off your high horse, lefty! None of your side is EVER held accountable. We couldn't remove Clinton, despite the lies to the Grand Jury, and all the other poop, because "the people elected him"! Bullstuffing! He was/is guilty as sin and NOTHING happened - wherefore is thine accountability? Don't you dare lecture the right after that calamity in the White House! Get a life!"

"My side"? Who doth complains too much, Pete? Your foolish assumption of me being a Democrat is exceeded only by "your side's" actions: Reagan and G.H.W. Bush weren't kicked out because of Iran/Contra, were they? Thank the Democrats' stupidity for that. And what about Bush's son Neil's involvement with the Savings and Loan scandal? I hear you now: "They didn't do anything wrong!" Oh, sure they didn't. As politicians they all belong in prison. Think about it: what presidential scandal is more detrimental to the American people; a slime like Clinton being unfaithful to his wife and lying about it, or an administration that sells arms to our enemies to fund an illegal war in South America, and lying about that? Maybe YOU, Pete, need to get some therapy.

"..vulgar, silly, and mindless name calling might score you points with, well, Democrats (it's all the Dems have these days)..."

"Hypocrite" is a euphemism for "Sayet-Right" Even, you you do the exact same name-calling here. But you're not alone:

"But the vitriol also reflects the fact that many of the people at (the
Republican National Convention), for all their flag-waving, hate America.
They want a controlled, monolithic society; they fear and loathe our
nation's freedom, diversity and complexity." -- Paul Krugman

Gee, Evan, isn't that what you and these measly little followers here say about the left? It shows that both sides contain the extremist fringe that take this childish viewpoint and don't give a good god damn about accountability and where the real lies are, from Bush to Kennedy, from Cheney to Clinton. To you, nonpartisanship is as real as the Easter Bunny. More the pity.
But I may as well be trying to negotiate a peace settlement between Isael and Hamas. Everybody talks, nobody listens, nothing gets done.
Here lies integrity. Rest in Pieces.