+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Orson is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Denver, Colorado, USA
    Posts
    1,430

    Liberal Icons call Bush "dictator" "Hitler" "assassination target"

    Michael Kinsley claims that Bush might just as well be declared “dictator of the world.”

    Columnist Richard Reeves just predicted that the president will be assassinated because of the Iraq war.

    Jimmy Breslin just compared the president directly to Adolf Hitler.
    Respective links
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...2003Mar20.html
    http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pb...R&Profile=1060
    http://www.newsday.com/news/columnis...2611139.column

    These are famous, widely respected liberal voices who pride themselves for their moral conscience. So, why this extremism? Why such caricature?

  2. #2
    Anthony Pina is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Kentucky, USA
    Posts
    2,874

    Re: Liberal Icons call Bush "dictator" "Hitler" "assassination target"

    Originally posted by Orson
    Michael Kinsley claims that Bush might just as well be declared “dictator of the world.”

    Columnist Richard Reeves just predicted that the president will be assassinated because of the Iraq war.

    Jimmy Breslin just compared the president directly to Adolf Hitler.
    Respective links
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...2003Mar20.html
    http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pb...R&Profile=1060
    http://www.newsday.com/news/columnis...2611139.column

    These are famous, widely respected liberal voices who pride themselves for their moral conscience. So, why this extremism? Why such caricature?
    Fascinating,

    Gee, I must have missed the CNN report about Bush murdering 6 million Jews in death camps and about the military coup that brought him into power.

    It has become nearly impossible to take these people seriously. With enemies like that, who needs a P.R. guy? They may just end up being the best friends that George W. Bush could ever have.

    Tony

  3. #3
    Rich Douglas is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Posts
    9,999

    Re: Liberal Icons call Bush "dictator" "Hitler" "assassination target"

    Originally posted by Orson
    Michael Kinsley claims that Bush might just as well be declared “dictator of the world.”


    No, he compared his power as being: "In terms of the power he now claims, without significant challenge, George W. Bush is now the closest thing in a long time to dictator of the world."

    Kinsley was talking about the power Bush claims for the U.S. to be able to strike countries first before we're attacked. It's called being the aggressor.


    Columnist Richard Reeves just predicted that the president will be assassinated because of the Iraq war.


    He may have. The article says he did, but doesn't quote him. It quotes other things he said, but not that. Even if he said it, so what ? It might come true. That would be sad.

    Jimmy Breslin just compared the president directly to Adolf Hitler.
    Respective links
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...2003Mar20.html
    http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pb...R&Profile=1060
    http://www.newsday.com/news/columnis...2611139.column


    Breslin didn't compare Bush to Hitler en toto. He quoted Hitler's speech on the dawn of his unilateral attack on Poland to Bush's speech before his unilateral attack on Iraq. Both said they sought peaceful solutions, but both were determined to go to war no matter what.



    These are famous, widely respected liberal voices who pride themselves for their moral conscience. So, why this extremism? Why such caricature?
    Now, I couldn't care less what these guys said. But what they said--what they meant--is wide open to interpretation.

  4. #4
    Tom7 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    5
    Hey, probably most people remember the old strategy -- when you lack sufficient facts, use hyperbole and slander instead.

    ...straying off-topic...

    Has anyone noticed that since the war has officially started, tempers have been flaring in discussion board posts (around the Web) over the slightest provocations? It makes no sense.

    Anyway, I still don't understand why some people dislike Bush and his politics so severely. The sense of the dislike is far more personal than I can remember for past presidents -- and coming from people who surely have never met him, as I surely have not. In certain cases I've seen (again, around the Web and in daily life), it looks like a severe displacement reaction by the liberals of repressed memories of their parents, or something equally lame.

    I'm striking at the weird undercurrent of self-absorbed irrationality they show. Are they upset that this is not the 1960s/70s, so the opportunities for really cool peace marches and draft dodging are limited?

    Why should Iraq II be any more important than Iraq I, underneath the fairly dull diplomatic mess? I don't remember people caring too much about the first round, at least, not with the same level of divisiveness happening now.

    My vote goes for building a freaking Space Ark and moving away.

    -- Tom7

  5. #5
    Rich Douglas is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Posts
    9,999
    No president has been more vilified in the so-called liberal press than Bill Clinton, with the possible exception of Nixon. Than this was while Clinton enjoyed huge polling ratings and was elected twice.

    Bush has it easy. His problem is that he acts like he's got some sort of mandate from the electorate. He does not. He enjoys strong popularity because he has a cause--fighting terrorism--and people are going to give him a wide swath while tackling it. But they're not all that impressed.

  6. #6
    Guest
    Originally posted by Rich Douglas
    No president has been more vilified in the so-called liberal press than Bill Clinton, with the possible exception of Nixon. Than this was while Clinton enjoyed huge polling ratings and was elected twice.

    Bush has it easy. His problem is that he acts like he's got some sort of mandate from the electorate. He does not. He enjoys strong popularity because he has a cause--fighting terrorism--and people are going to give him a wide swath while tackling it. But they're not all that impressed.
    Nonsense. Bill was made fun of but hardly the most vilified. Bush does not have it easy. I don't know how many times I have seen personal attacks on his intellect that do not base themselves in any fact. Ridiculous assertions about diplomacy (The Daschle hyperbole, Molly Ivins, etc). It is childish.

    I did read one web site disputing the intellect issue and demonstrating based on his SAT scores & realizing the modern inflation of them that he is actually fairly bright from an IQ stand point. I think that determination based on assessment was before inflation adjustment.

    Regardless of whether you like it he is the President & it is our system. A couple of different Press evaluations after the election of the ballots in Florida showed that he would have won. You also have bizarre demo poll issues such as what happened Ashcrofts race. He gallantly did not contest the issue. The Florida Supreme court behaved strangely and as some noted in a biased manner due to their democratic leanings.

    I voted for Clinton the first time as I felt he was the best candidate and did not the second time. Nothing has amazed me as much as the behavior of democrats after the Bush administration came to power, it has been petty and ridiculous (eg the vandalizing of the White House by departing demo staffers that cost the nation thousands to repair). Bush refused to detail all of the damage. As someone who votes according to the best person for the job I can tell you that sort of behavior along with stupid statements by Daschle make it very difficult to trust democrats.

    North

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts




1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15