Thursday, June 23, 2005

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.


Anonymous theleftisthebest said...

That's right, moderator, everything GOP is good, and everything Democratic is bad. Aren't you doing the same thing you condemn members of the Democratic Party?

Let's face it, politicians in BOTH parties could give a rat's a** about the working man (or woman). Remember, it was the Democratic Party that paved the way for unions, otherwise we'd all still be working for the George Pullmans of the world.

6/23/2005 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, I don't think your politics learn "decidedly to the right". I think you are smack dab in the middle with most everyone else, and we have hardly any representation. Instead, we are forced to choose between right or left, Republican or Democrat. Those who possess the true American spirit are being pulled apart by the radicals on both sides. If we're not careful, they'll devour us whole...

7/04/2005 12:07:00 PM  

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