Friday, June 6, 2014

Wingnut Wrapup

Let's just clear the decks, because I feel a real orgy of wingnut lunacy is approaching. Okay?

Katie Pavlich, Town Hall:  "Fellow Soldiers Continue to Detail Bergdahl's Betrayal and Desertion" 

Fellow soldiers who were all found and paid God knows what by Republican party operatives, and who have already proven to be a pack of liars.  Now a rescued soldier is a fair target for the most disgusting public abuse if it serves the Republicans' purpose.  There is, apparently, no level of indecency that they won't embrace if it serves their purpose.  And of course, this sort of sickening shamelessness, never before seen in our country, is embraced by the "liberal" press as perfectly normal behavior.

And by the way, this Katie Pavlich is really one of the most sickening new Conservatives to have emerged in recent years.  Good work there, Katie.

Michelle Malkin, Town Hall:  "Exclusive: The Story You Haven't Yet Heard About Bowe Bergdahl's Desertion"

We've never heard it because it is a big fat lie.  Or at least that's what I'm assuming, because everything Michelle Malkin says is a big fat lie.  Really, I'm not going to waste my time confirming my suspicions.

John Stossel,Town Hall:  "Popular Nonsense..."Young people are exploited!" "Income mobility is down!" "Poor people are locked into poverty!"

Nonsense.  Yup, nonsense.  True nonsense, of course.  And only nonsense to Conservatives, who put their fingers in their ears and sing "La la la" whenever anyone tries to tell the truth about anything.  Nonsense, yup.

Sara Jean Seman, Town Hall:  "Americans Support Deeper Probe Into Benghazi Attack"

Apparently, Americans aren't satisfied with the previous eight probes into the Benghazi attack, conducted by Congressional Republicans.  Well, they've convinced a lot of people that there is something there to learn, they just haven't managed to figure out what it is.  When future generations look back on this time, they will be so proud of Republicans who spent two years on this, rather than, say, something so insignificant as creating jobs or dealing with global warming.

Bob Barr, Town Hall:  "Obama’s Legacy of "Leadership" -- A String of Resignations in Incompetence and Disgrace"

As opposed to the Bush administration, where incompetent disgraces earned promotion.

Michael Ledeen, PJ Media:  "Don’t Like Dealing with Terrorists?  Bring Them Down... The only way to get a happy outcome is to decisively defeat them."

Ha ha.  Instructions from a man involved up to his neck in the Bush Administration's Iraq war.  Ledeen had this to say back then:

"If we wage the war effectively, we will bring down the terror regimes in Iraq, Iran, and Syria, and either bring down the Saudi monarchy or force it to abandon its global assembly line to indoctrinate young terrorists.  That's our mission in the war against terror."

And how did that work out for you, Michael?  "Defeating" the terrorists.  A great idea; not so easy in practice, as it turned out.

Andrew Klavan, PJ Media:  "Homofascism Should Be Crushed"

And as soon as it exists, I am sure it will be.

Ed Driscoll, PJ Media:  "Interview: Amity Shlaes and Artist Paul Rivoche Discuss the New Graphic Novel Edition of The Forgotten Man"

This is a book Amity was paid to write about the depression, in which FDR is the bad guy and the Republicans are the good guys.  I have to approve this latest move- I think the comic book format suits it much better.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "BERGDAHL Appears In Good Health During Handover – Despite Claims From Obama Administration"

Thanks for that diagnosis, Doctor Jim.

Bryan Fischer, Renew America:  "Obama's Bergdahl plan blows up in his face"

Bryan presents himself as a religious leader.  I'm just listing this as a specimen of what a lie right wing churches tell when they take religious tax exemptions.

Sher Zieve, Renew America:  "Barack Hussein Obama legacy: enemy to humankind"

Enemy to humankind.  Boy, that's bad.  I wonder how Sher feels about the Republicans who fight action to curb global warming every step of the way, thus actually becoming enemies to the survival of humankind. 

Bryan Fischer, Renew America:  "Apparently someone forgot to tell the Stormtroopers in the homosexual movement about the civil war, the civil rights movement, and freedom of both will and conscience.  The leaders of the Gay Gestapo have become our new slave masters."

What, Bryan is back already?  I thought we were done with him for today.  This article is about a baker that had to bake a wedding cake for a gay marriage.  Just like slavery!  Well, I think I'll  let this remark stand for itself.  Nothing I could say could highlight what a jerk this guy is more than his own remarks.

Bryan Fischer, Renew America:  "Politico is right: gay marriage will destroy the Republican Party"

Oh, shut up already, Bryan.

Richard Reeves, World Net Daily:  "Ten Commandments tied to God's plan"

Well, I should hope so, Richard.  Otherwise, why did he put them in his book?

Larry Elder, Town Hall:  "Larry Elder: The Bergdahl Deal - Five Terrorists For A 'Deserter'?"

Terrorists?  No one seems to want to point this out, but the United States had these guys in prison for twelve years and never managed to amass enough evidence to charge any of them with anything.  How long do we get to keep them without charges before we are not allowed to call them terrorists?  Remember this part of the Constitution, just a little after the holy second amendment?

"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial..."

Does twelve years without charges constitute a speedy trial?  Under our Constitution these guys (and the rest of the Guantanamo captives) should have been charged long ago or they should have been released.  But I guess that part of the Constitution doesn't have the same force as the part where it says you are allowed to take an assault weapon into a restaurant and threaten people just trying to have a meal in peace.

Erick Erickson, Red State:  "Ronald Reagan refused to negotiate with terrorists."

He did?  What about when he made a deal to pay them to keep the Iran hostages so he could win the Presidency?  What about when he sold them 2000 missiles to the Mullahs so he could finance a terrorist war against a democratic government in Central America?   This insightful historic comment from the same sort of person who tells us that there was not a terrorist attack on American soil during the Bush administration.  How ignorant are people to fall for this?

Newsmax:  "Dr. Ben Carson: Obamacare More Damaging Than 9/11"

Right! Seeing a doctor is definitely worse than being blown up.


joseph said...

What do you suppose are the chances that we turned at least one, of the five that we released, into a spy? What are the chances that Israel has not turned at least one of the thousands it released into a spy? Needless to say, Obama can't say that we turned one of the "terrorists" into a an operative for our side. He can't even tell congress because it leaks like a sieve. Some things just have to remain secret. The other side is that if I have my suspicions, I would guess the Taliban does to.

Paul Avery said...

As a John LeCarrè fan,I'd say the chances are high.
I don't want to accidently give away any spy-stuff secrets, but how about a micro-GPS embeded unknowimgly under the skin of each of the Taliban leaders?

joseph said...

In the first Godfather movie, Marlon Brando tell Al Pacino that the first lieutenant to come to him with a peace proposal is the traitor. I would think that the first "terrorist" to proclaim that he is going to go back to fight America is their traitor (funny how one man's patriot is another's traitor). Oops, already happened.

Green Eagle said...

While we're on the subject of tricks, I'd like to tell you my favorite Benghazi theory. I think the Obama administration did tell a false story in the first days after the attack, but they were not lying to the American people, they were lying to the attackers. They did not want to admit what they really knew until they were sure that there was nothing more they could immediately do to catch the bad guys.

If this is true, the endless Republican attempts to smear Obama only risked spilling the beans about some of our intelligence approaches. What's more, I suspect the Republicans knew this perfectly well, and knew that Obama could not tell what really happened without compromising intelligence. Either way, they could attack him, which is all they wanted.