Battlepanda: "Decency is not in them"


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Monday, August 15, 2005

"Decency is not in them"

The Cunning Realist is completely right on the smearing of Cindy Sheehan:
If one needed any further proof that this incarnation of "Republicans" and alleged conservatives includes a faction that has gone completely and tragically over the edge, the smear campaign against Cindy Sheehan is it. For those who might not be familiar with the details of this and are looking for an accurate, factual account, a good summary appears here.

The essence of the right-wing smear machine's "outing" of Cindy Sheehan is her supposed flip-flop from supporting President Bush in 2004 to disapproving of him in 2005. As details of this have become clearer, it's obvious the flip-flop is nothing more than a canard. But setting aside the Sheehan story for a moment, have any of the shameless smearsters seen the public opinion polls recently? Here's some breaking news for them: a whole lot of Americans who supported Bush a year ago---including an increasingly large part of his "base"---have turned against him. And that includes many millions of people who haven't lost a parent, child, or sibling in Iraq.
That's the best Daily Show segment never made -- Right Wing Pundits accuses American People of Flip-Flopping. I'd love to put Steven Colbert on the case for that one.

UPDATE: I found this gem from the Ignorant Investor in the comments to the Cunning Realist post I quoted above. His blog is cool too. I'd read it if I ever become an investor.
For all their talk of disliking lawyers, the republicans seems to operate like them. Whatever issue arises in politics, the tactics are the same as in litigation: deny even the undeniable, brazenly create alternative versions of history, and attack the character and motives of any witness against you.