Thursday, June 23, 2005

Dems pick wrong fight at wrong time (as usual)

As all of the Democratic party faithful know, you do not go after KKKarl (the man behind the throne as they refer to him) without something big (The man can get crazy conservative Stan Smith elected Deacon of his church just for kicks for crying out loud (American Dad, episode 106)). This is not it.

Michelle Malkin point to this SFGate story (Democrats Demand Retraction From Rove) about how the Democrats are upset over Karl Rove's comments about their commitment to the war effort after September 11th:
"liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers. Conservatives," he said in the speech to the New York state Conservative Party just a few miles north of Ground Zero, "saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war."
The Democrats immediately called for a formal apology by Mr. Rove, calling his statements "offensive and outrageous". I guess they should know as they are the party of Howard "I Hate The Republicans And Everything They Stand For" Dean and Dick "torture, torture, everywhere" Durbin. Speaking of Democratic Senator Durbin's remarks comparing US soldiers to the likes of Stalin Gulag guards, Nazi's and Pol Pot, Rove had this little gem:
"Has there ever been a more revealing moment this year?" Mr. Rove asked. "Let me just put this in fairly simple terms: Al Jazeera now broadcasts the words of Senator Durbin to the Mideast, certainly putting our troops in greater danger. No more needs to be said about the motives of liberals,"
Clear, concise, to the point.

Anyway, I must have missed the formal letter from Democrats requesting Durbin, they're #2 man in the Senate, to apologize, or the dozens of letters sent to Howard Dean, they're elected Party leader, for all his "offensive and outrageous" remarks. But when a non-elected political advisor with no actual authority or party standing makes a comment, the Dems are quick to demand action.

Funny, with all the anti-war protests, anti-soldier comments and pro terrorists rights petitions they've been throwing around, I would think that the Democrats would naturally accept the title of terrorist therapists. When you run on a platform that calls for allowing evil dictators to remain in power and unchecked as well as take every opportunity to put down the fine men and women of your countries military, don't be surprised when someone calls you on it.

Now I don't want to make it sound like Republicans don't make outrageous statements that deserve public apologies, but as Abraham Fox, national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) points out (in reference to Republican Sen. Rick Santorum's comparison of judicial filibusters to Nazi era tactics) (from the Washington Times):
"Senator Santorum apologized," Mr. Foxman said. "Senator Durbin's explanation is not an apology, and I think an apology is in order." Mr. Durbin's apology "was not sufficient"
So there you have it in simple black and white. When a Republican gets caught saying something stupid, which people of both parties do on a regular basis, they stand up and apologize. When the Democrats get caught, they explain. (I believe a case of a certain President who got caught lying under oath not too long ago makes that abundantly clear; unless you are still not sure what "is" means.)

Update:
More at Blogs for Bush & Captain's Quarters

Update #2:
A large list of quotes at Right Wing News to support Rove's statement. A must read.

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