The level of discourse from the Left has been spiraling quickly and much of it has reached the point where Americans, including the press, ought to begin considering liberals’ tripe as an affront to public sensibilities. Instead, the liberal media just report outrageous comments as matter-of-fact daily news.
To think that the Left can impugn the President with guttural pabulum without the media and most of America not getting a sense that the Left has come completely unhinged and is out to destroy some people in this country is staggering, but, sadly, not unbelievable.
One must wonder if the Left will ever be held accountable for the statements they make. Shouldn’t statements like those below cause the American people, at the least, to wonder about the integrity of the people making the comments, if not to be outraged?
- In an interview with the Associated Press on Thursday, September 18, 2003, Sen. Ted Kennedy (Mass.) said of the war with Iraq: “There was no imminent threat. This was made up in Texas, announced in January to the Republican leadership that war was going to take place and was going to be good politically. This whole thing was a fraud”
He went on to say: “My belief is this money [being spent for Iraq] is being shuffled all around to these political leaders in all parts of the world, bribing them to send in troops.”
The AP then reported that “Kennedy also criticized the administration for failing to articulate a coherent policy in Iraq and said administration officials relied on ‘distortion, misrepresentation, a selection of intelligence’ to justify their case for war.”
Birds of a Feather . . .
- At a fundraiser last weekend for Democratic Presidential candidate former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean comedian Al Franken said “how big an [bleep] Brit Hume is. And how shameless, how [bleep] shameless these people are. These people are so [bleep] shameless.”
If All Else Fails, Invoke McCarthyism
- The same candidate who enlisted the vulgar Al Franken to help raise money for a run for the White House, Howard Dean, said of Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft on August 30, 2003, “John Ashcroft is not a patriot, John Ashcroft is a descendant of Joseph McCarthy.”
Serious Accusation . . . Serious Candidate?
- At the September 9, 2003, Democratic Presidential debate the following was heard:
QUESTION: Mr. Graham . . . in your heart, do you believe that the president intentionally misled the American people?
Not Your Typical Reverend
- At the same September 9 debate, the Reverend Al Shaprton said, “. . . I would not act like a gang leader like George Bush did saying, ‘Let’s get on,’ when I got troops on the ground.”
A Couple of Kerry Gems
- At the August 5, 2003, AFL-CIO Democratic debate, Sen. John Kerry (Mass.) invoked toilet humor to futilely attempt to make a point about the President: “My friends, that’s trickle-down economics, and I believe every worker in America is tired of being trickled on by George W. Bush.”
A month later, at a September 3 official campaign announcement speech, Sen. Kerry made the following “high-minded” statement: “Five thousand years ago, Moses said ‘Hitch up your camel, pick up your shovel, mount your ass and I will lead you to the promised land.’ Five thousand years later, Franklin Roosevelt said ‘Light up a camel, lay down your shovel, sit on your a**. This is the promised land!’ Today, George Bush will lay off your camel, tax your shovel, kick your a** and tell you there is no promised land.”
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