Thursday, June 23, 2005

This Is How You Do It

The Republicans are always showing up the Democrats in everything…fund-raising, moral issues, and now they’ve shown just how pathetic we are in saying things that grab the headlines. Karl Rove makes Dick Durbin and Howard Dean look like pikers.

Speaking in a Manhattan ballroom just a few miles north of ground zero, Karl Rove said on Wednesday night that the Democratic party did not understand the consequences of the Sept. 11 attacks.

“Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers,” Rove said. “Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war.”

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“Conservatives saw what happened to us on 9/11 and said we will defeat our enemies. Liberals saw what happened to us and said we must understand our enemies.”

Rove also denounced Sen. Dick Durbin’s comments comparing interrogation at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp to the methods of Nazis and other repressive regimes. He said the statements have been broadcast throughout the Middle East, putting American troops in greater danger. Durbin has since apologized for the remarks.

“No more needs to be said about the motives of liberals,” Rove said.

My friend Bob says that sometimes he wishes he was a conservative — everything is black and white, no hard choices to make, just take your cue from your minder in the White House. La-de-da, la-de-da.

Yeah, that’s a nice vision…but then I’m reminded of the old adage, “Not all conservative people are stupid, but all stupid people are conservatives.”