“There are only two kinds of politics.Ã‚Â They are not radical and reactionary or conservativeÃ‚Â and liberal or even Democratic and Republican.Ã‚Â There are only the politics of fear and the politics of trust.Ã‚Â One says you are encircled by monstrous dangers.Ã‚Â GiveÃ‚Â us power over your freedom so we may protect you.Ã‚Â The other says the world is a baffling and hazardous place, but it can be shaped by the will of men.Ã‚Â Cast your vote forÃ‚Â trust in the ancient traditions of this home for freedom.” — Ed Muskie, 1970 midterm elections.Ã‚Â
So what does Ed Muskie have to doÃ‚Â with the mean Flash Report post of the day?Ã‚Â Keep reading.
Surprisingly, it (the mean post) does not belong to Jon Fleischman who called Senate Democratic Leader Don Perata “a jerk” and “the Golden Pig” for being behind efforts to recall State Senator Jeff Denham.Ã‚Â So in the interests of being fair and balanced, let us called Rep. Issa a jerk and a golden pig for funding the recallÃ‚Â of Governor Gray Davis (without using the adjectives of “disgraced” and “recalled” in front of the former Governor’s nameÃ‚Â as Jon so often does on his blog).
So Republicans can recall Democrats and its theÃ‚Â principaled thing to do, but when Democrats do it they are “jerks” and “pigs.”Ã‚Â Nice.Ã‚Â BTW, since Republicans opened the recall door theyÃ‚Â shouldn’t be surprised when the Democrats decide to use it as a entry to strengthen their own hand.Ã‚Â Its called “fair play.”Ã‚Â If you want to sling mud, prepare to get dirty.
But today’s mean post of the day is from Jill Buck.Ã‚Â And Jill is on the warpath againstÃ‚Â Code Pink and their anti-war message.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
In a post accompanied by a picture of a Code Pink Group and a picture on a woman in a burka, Jill said:
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not going to call Code Pink ignorant; IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to call them innocent of the facts.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not going to call Code Pink ungrateful; IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to call them uneducated of the truth.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not going to call Code Pink radicals; IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to call them friends of radical Islamists.
So, in Jill’s view, if you oppose the war, you’re a friend of radical Islamists.Ã‚Â And while invoking 9/11 and praising the troops, Jill wraps with this ditty:
Newsflash, Ladies: our enemy hates you b/c you are free women with tight shirts and bullhorns. If we lose this war, you will be the first ones they round up in a soccer stadium, gang rape, and shoot. TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve done it before; theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll do it again, unless our soldiers deny them the opportunity. If you get your way, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll go from Code Pink to Code BurkaÃ¢â‚¬Â¦the freedom you take for granted is no accident.
OK, Jill.Ã‚Â Iraq didn’t attack us on 9/11.Ã‚Â 17 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis, a country our president regards as an ally.Ã‚Â Your post complains of Code Pink’s efforts to block Marine Corp recruiting near a high school. High school kids should be worrying about their next exam or Friday night’s football game.Ã‚Â If the military is their next step, chances are, they already know it.Ã‚Â And you neglect to mention that a reasonfor going to war (after we couldn’t find WMDs) was to install a democracy upon people who didn’t ask for it. So please get your kids signed up for their tours of duty and if you’re under 35, enlist yourself.
Jill; the war goes badly for your side.Ã‚Â The vast majority of the American people trust the Democrats more on handlingÃ‚Â the war than they do Republicans.Ã‚Â And the one thing your post clearly demonstrates is the only idea your party has left to sell is fear.Ã‚Â Go read the Ed Muskie quote again.Ã‚Â It’s true.