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Monday, August 29, 2005

The Left's Shrill Howling Vs. Neo-Con Excuses

Andy said: I don't think Robertson is highly visible and influential.

I'd love to know how many American church sermons mentioned Pat Robertson's name this past Sunday. It would be a pretty accurate representation of his visibility and influence.

With that said, I didn't cringe when he said what he said; he was talking about a communist dictator after all with terrorist ties. I agree, he shouldn't have said what he said, but I didn't cringe.

You really don't think he's influential to the religious right? The same group of folks that played a major role in deciding the last presidential election? Well, maybe you're right, then. If an influential person that regularly paraded on my side of the political circus said something that dumb, I would cringe because it would repel many sensible folks that vote my way.

I can't believe some liberals are still hitching their wagon to her (Sheehan's) horse.

Oh, I'm not hitching to her horse — I promise. And she might be crazy but I can't know for sure. However, she is saying some valid things. But I'll be the first to say that those valid things are negatively affected by the presence of Michael Moore & Friends.

Steve said: You mean just like Michael Moore and Medea Benjamin?

Yep. Just like 'em. Consider Mr. Robertson 'bizzaro' Michael Moore. But — even though Michael Moore is a fan of Sheehan, she isn't Michael Moore. She was a regular American with a son in the military. He died in a war that the majority of Americans are now acknowledging was a mistake. Big difference.

Everyday Americans are just as fed up with the shrill howling of the left as they are with the neo-con excuses.

Not quite true. The shrill howling of the left is just that — shrill howling. And the right's sheer howling doesn't sound all that different from a distance. But the neo-con excuses are getting people killed.


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