Tuesday, February 07, 2006

You can't spell class without ass...

Wow. This may be a new low. Using the funeral of the wife of a man who stumped for equal rights, and civil liberties, to take potshots at the sitting President, who, oh yeah, happens to be in attendance.

Keep up the good work, guys. You're just guaranteeing years and years and years of majority rule for the right side in the Federal government...

6 comments:

petallic said...

I think he was just uncomfortable being surrounded by that many "nigras." I'm surprised he didn't vomit out of sheer anxiety of what the natives might do.

Yes, I'm joking. Kinda.

Seriously though, I have no problem with either of the comments made. They had him as a captive audience, and I don't think MLK or CSK would have minded. Obviously the audience didn't, or they wouldn't have applauded in standing ovations. Sometimes a brotha's gotta do what a brotha's gotta do, and if he's gotta use a funeral to get his point across, then that's just what he has to do. And if that brotha is Jimmy Carter, I say go down shootin' from both hips.

Dante said...

Yeah, using funerals to score political points works out really well. Just ask those who attended Paul Wellstone's funeral.

So Bush ends up taking heat from a guy who does a laughable job tying civil rights into weapons of mass destruction and a one-term President whose administration was largely a failure?

Bush was in a crappy situation to begin with because he's walking into trap no matter how he handled the siuation. He had to go and he had to speak or folks would be jumping all over him about how he doesn't care about Coretta's death (which somehow tranlates into him not caring about the civil rights movement). If he did go and speak, the left would do their best to show how his speech or his mannerisms while speaking show that he doesn't really care about civil rights. I'd hate to be the speech writer for that one.

Instead, Jimmy "sore loser" Carter and Rev. Lowery bail Bush out by ensuring that nobody is really paying attention to what Bush actually had to say (or how he said it). Here's a newsflash guys, Bush isn't the best speech giver and certainly doesn't have the best speech writers. If you want to see him hammered politically, just stand back and let him fall on his own sword.

Much like Ben Roethlisberger's QB rating in last Sunday's Super Bowl game, every left-leaning speaker there could've heave-hoed every pass into the stands and done better than they did by attacking Bush.

Buzzzbee said...

ahhh, but then again, if you have an opinion that differs from that of Mr. Bush, when else can you actually speak to him? We certainly aren't welcome to those quaint little town hall meetings.

S.A.W.B. said...

How about anyplace else but from the pulpit of a state funeral?

And last I checked, Bill and Hillary Clinton hand pick their audiences for their 'listening tours' and 'town hall meetings'. Just like every other high profile politician does...

petallic said...

I'm really fine with anything Jimmy Carter deems necessary to say. For my money, he is the most decent man to ever grace the Oval Office, and I feel that his moral compass has always been spot-on. A mediocre president maybe, but only because his scruples prevented him from being crooked enough to be an effective president. As an individual, however, I find him to be a fine example of what man should be.

Patrick Armstrong said...

They just shouldn't let ol' Dubya and Jimmy-Boy in the same room from now on. Those two just can't seem to get along really well.

And it wasn't surprising to me that this President is going to suffer digs while visiting the funeral of a civil rights icon.

Thing is, many of the points made were valid (especially the wiretapping of the King family by the FBI), some were inflammatory (the war), but you just don't do stuff like that from the pulpit at a funeral. A eulogy is not a stump speech, and using it as such makes you look very small and classless.

And Jimmy-Boy is a Southerner, I know he knows better ways to criticize someone to their face without appearing to do so.

But if you have to turn an event such as this into a big deal, is it so hard to call a press conference after the reception to say some of those things? Is it so hard to issue a press release? With so many luminaries, the media would be salivating, and you can start every single one of them with: On this sad day we are reminded that....

Then when the right says "its a shame the left wouldn't say that to the President's face," the left can say "we don't turn eulogies into circuses."

In other news, I was reading somewhere about missed Democratic opportunities...