Saturday, October 02, 2004

Good example of right-wing dishonesty..

It's crap like that spewed by Neal Boortz that makes me pine for a time when such demagogery will be relegated to the ash-heap of history....

This, more than anything else from last night's debate, is the most revealing admission from The Poodle. [I think Boortz thinks he is being witty by referring to Kerry as a "poodle." These people are hopelessly untalented, in my opinion.] He was asked by Lehrer about his position on the concept of preemptive war. What he let slip should give everybody a very good reason to not even dream about voting him into office.

Here is what [Kerry] said [in the first debate]: "But if and when you do it, Jim, you have to do it in a way that passes the test, that passes the global test where your countrymen, your people understand fully why you're doing what you're doing and you can prove to the world that you did it for legitimate reasons." Oh really? So basically what he is that the United States is not allowed to defend itself unless and until:

*We pass the "global test." That means that if attacked, we shouldn't defend ourselves unless France thinks it's okay.

*We prove to the world that we did it for "legitimate reasons." who decides whether or not our reasons were "legitimate?" Our leaders, or world leaders? What meets the standard of that legitimacy? Does the U.N. have final say?

No Boortz, it looks - to anyone with a damned brain- that you've got to justify what you're doing to your countrymen, and should be able to prove to the world that you did it for good reasons. And Kerry has said on other occaisions that he wouldn't get permission slips from the UN.

So Boortz, like many righties, is a pathological liar.

Why does the right wing lie so much?

Simply put, because if they told the truth, nobody would vote for their candidates, and their money machines would come to a halt.

Now I think that the highest office in the land is that of citizen, as Felix Frankfurter, I believe, said.

To me, that means people like Boortz, who lie and lie and lie to the American people in an attempt to deprive them of an informed choice, are not guilty of treason, but are clearly headed in that direction.

Then there's people like Novak, for whom treason is actually accurate.

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