Roundup of Stupid Things
Since so many conservatives want to continue to bring up left wing "moonbats" like Edward Kennedy, Jessie Jackson, Mick Jagger and Michael Moore as individuals who "represent" the left wing, I thought I'd just give us a little look at the folks conservatives respect and what it is they are saying these days.
First of all, we'll get into the most Reverend Pat Robertson. Where to begin, really? I guess we'll just have to start with his advocacy of assassinating democratically elected leaders because he doesn't like them. Now, I don't like President Chavez, and I think he is a communist and a baby despot. I am an avid reader of Publius and Regime Change Iran and Babalu Blog and none of these guys have very nice things to say about him. But even the bloggers have never, to my knowledge, advocated assassination of a democratically elected President.
And I know folks will sit around and say "he stole the election," and "the thing was rigged" despite the fact that Venezuela's entire military apparatus opposes him. But those arguments don't exactly work too well coming from the right wing in this country, not after 2000 and Washington State in 05. C'mon guys, we on the left are supposed to be the sore losermans. And even then, no credible pundit on the left actually got on his own syndicated family channel come see the love of Jesus programming TV show and advocated assassination of a sitting President. (And keep in mind I said credible pundits from the left, so you can't bring up moonbat professors at North Carolina University of Revolutionary Madness or the Society for Ugly People up at [Sc]Air America.) We're talking about someone Middle America kinda looks at with some respect. Or used to.
Here was the response from both Venezuela and the United States Department of Defense. Can you imagine what would have happened here if someone like Jessie Jackson (who doesn't have near as much clout or televangelist money as Pat Robertson) had said something to the effect of this concerning Tony Blair or Australia's Prime Minister? We'd never hear the end of it from Townhall. But not much is being said about it, they all know that the cameras will be off ol' Patty Boy if they just ignore it. One thing the right does have is that they keep their loonies (generally) off TV and on message when they are on TV, while the left just parades our loonies out.
But this is how it feels, righty tighties. Sometimes, we just get a good look at what the folks who run conservo-land really want. Spread Democracy until you vote against us, and then we kill you. This is the Inquisiton coming back after all these years to squash opposition to the 'truth' of a singular man's belief. This is the glaring hole in Neo-Conservative philosophy and why we on the left loose our minds when y'all act like y'all don't know this goes on. This is why we can look at all the reasonable conservatives who make sense economically and ask why you let your party get taken over by the likes of them. These folks aren't family values oriented Christians, they don't love Jesus, they love power, power and more power and they will slit whomever's throats they need to get it by playing off the good in the hearts of so many real Christians. Here it is from one of your greatest fundraisers, one of the guys who has dinner with your side's leaders in their plantation style mansions in Virginia Beach, and here's what he wants.