6.24.2005

Karl Rove can kiss my ass

This is what your glorious country thinks of your life

And then he can apologize and resign.


Speaking at a fund-raiser for the New York Conservative Party near the World Trade Center site in New York City, Rove said conservatives and liberals had differed over how to respond to the terrorists.

"Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers," he said. "Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war."


You sanctimonious piece of shit.

I wasn't in New York on 9/11, but three of my dearest friends were. And when I watched, helpless, while the news played footage of planes crashing and buildings crumbling and people dying, and I cried with a phone at each ear, trying desperately to contact my friends just to make sure that they were still alive, I can guarantee that the last thing on my mind was footing the therapy bill for the very people who had put them in danger.

I am so sick and fucking tired of people like Rove turning a national tragedy and a mass murder into some kind of political fodder, a tireless game of more-patriotic-than-thou. While my friends were stuck in subway trains trying to get back uptown, or in the streets unable to see through the dust and debris, Karl, your president was hopping from plane to plane, from bunker to bunker, trying to get his ass to anywhere but New York. Who are the cowards again?

And need I remind anyone that Conservatives prepared for the wrong war?

Shakespeare's Sister has more outrage, from a New Yorker's perspective.

annamaria at 10:26 AM

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at Friday, June 24, 2005 11:00:00 AM Blogger Kurt said...

Amen darling.
This is THE most dangerous man in America now, whose vision is doing whatever must be done to solidify comservatives' hold on power. He truly believes that liberals ARE unpatriotic because they do not share the same belief in how to achieve the American Dream.
I hope that he continues to step into the spotlight and speak so people can hear what sort of man he is. It was much worse and far more dangerous when no one knew his name...

 
at Friday, June 24, 2005 11:01:00 AM Blogger Kurt said...

Oh yeah, sorry 'bout the Pistons/Spurs thing. Two very good basketball teams.

 
at Friday, June 24, 2005 12:38:00 PM Blogger David R. Mark said...

FYI -- I have an article about the White House reaction to the Rove comments, and the Orwellian way Scott McClellan defended them, at http://jabbs.blogspot.com.

Conservatives get hysterical when a Democrat (for example, Dick Durbin) says something unsavory. When a Republican does the same, the right is silent. Hypocrisy?

 
at Friday, June 24, 2005 1:16:00 PM Blogger annamaria said...

David, your comments here and the post you linked to are great examples of what I was talking about the other day re: Durbin's apology. When Democrats make real comparisons between the Bush administration and other repressive regimes, they are castigated until they are finally cowed and apologize. When the Bushies, on the other hand, make baseless accusations, and question our patriotism or loyalty because we dare disagree, there is no remorse, no apology.

Oh, and the text of the McClellan press briefing was great. It's nice to see the press corps actually questioning McClellan, and Rove's comments. Maybe they learned a thing or two from George Galloway!

 
at Saturday, June 25, 2005 3:55:00 PM Blogger Tom said...

There was a great episode of the Daily Show on this very topic. Everyone's favorite Republican, Rick Santorum accussed democrats of trivializing the Holocaust by comparing Republican use of law to ban minority voices (by restricting the power of filibuster on court appointees) as he compared this action to Hitler-like behavior. Not less than two weeks later, on the same topic, Santorum called democrat strategy Nazi-like.

It seems absurd that the dems always get in trouble and the Republicans seem to get off the hook every time. Its absurd.

 

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