rant warning ahead!
If it isn’t obvious to the readers, my politics lean decidedly to the right. Part of this is the natural inclination of police to be conservative in general. Part is my upbringing in a police family. Part is the cynical response to the Chicago and Cook County political systems. And part is just being an ornery kind of human being.
If you’ve followed Dick "Turban" Durbin’s attack on the US military and subsequent half assed apology, you know I’m unhappy with him. Now the left claims that Karl Rove’s recent comments are equal to Durbin’s slander and are demanding retractions. Columnist Michelle Malkin and blogger Captain’s Quarters cover the story thoroughly. Here’s what was said:
- "Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers." - Karl Rove
How is that even remotely comparable to what Durbin said? Or anything Howard Dean has said recently about republicans never having held a real job, looking the same and being a white Christian party? Or Harry Reid calling Bush a loser and a liar? Or anything coming out of Ted Kennedy's mouth? THIS is what passes for political discourse in the democratic party? You aren’t truly an opposition party unless you come up with ideas and reasons and can convince the American people that you have something to contribute to the discussion. This is just childish.