Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Direct Hit: The President's Defense of the War Draws Rebuke from Mainstream Press

When did the Associated Press become The Onion?

Tom Raum of the AP gets it more wrong, more often than any news item I've read all year with his unintentional satirical piece today, Bush Risks Alienating GOP Over Iraq War - proof positive that Democrats and their media are worried the public will be reminded that their prior vocal support of the war was totally dependent upon its popularity.

By reminding Democrats how aggressively they argued that the President disarm Hussein, Raum editorializes, "the administration has been engaging in a rhetorical high-wire act in its efforts to defend its use of prewar intelligence..." Hmm....risky indeed to point out the hypocrisy of those who demanded action then ran away from when polling indicated a drop in support. Who is at risk exactly?

Raum categorizes the President's use of the Democrats' own words simply as "painting the Democrats as hypocrites." How about a phone call to Senators Durbin, Kerry, Clinton, Byrd, and company instead to ask them why they flipped, waffled, and rolled? It's either incompetence or lying at this point to claim you were misled.

These "attacks", as Raum calls them may backfire. He mentions too that even Donald Rumsfeld has "joined the fray" to distract voters from an un-indicted Karl Rove. This piece was not on the editorial pages. It was the first item of AP's front page.

In other words, "Democrats and the press can call you a liar, but defending yourself is beyond decency." There are very few things worse than war itself, but weakness and betrayal are among them.

Raum tips his hand further when he warns the president he may risk alienating moderate Republicans. Oh no!! Not the moderates! Appease them at any cost, lest they tell Chris Mathews and Don Imus about it. How dare the President resort to alienating the darlings of the MSM - the courageous maverick Republicans?

The moderates need to worry about the Conservative base, Mr. Raum. Otherwise, I would change the name of this site to "Where Have You Gone, Gerald Ford?"

Stay tuned - we're in for some hysterical, girly shrieking from Democrats and their media in response to the President's new defense of him self and the war.

Why exactly?
It’s been said that people get upset when you lie about them. However, they become outraged when you tell the truth about them.


Blogger The Authoritarian Boenau said...

"'Moderate Republican' is simply how the blabocracy flatters Republicans who vote with the Democrats. If it weren't so conspicuous, the New York Times would start referring to "nice Republicans" and 'mean Republicans.'" -- Ann Coulter

11/16/2005 02:26:00 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

Yes, the old "good dog / bad dog" routine!

What media bias??

11/16/2005 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Ray B. said...

Good thing George Bush and friends didn't imply that Saddam was behind 9/11 -- oh wait, he did.

Can you say
Clinton/Warner in 2008?

11/17/2005 12:44:00 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Like You said...


Do you prefer tin or aluminum foils when making your hats?

11/17/2005 07:19:00 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

LOL @ "Gerald Ford".

11/19/2005 07:52:00 AM  

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