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Yet another weird SF fan
 

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Are Extraterrestrials Visiting This Planet?

That's the best explanation for the lack of resemblence of the following to reality:

Nonetheless, the one-out-of-four Americans who cling to the failed policies of the past seven years still have a couple of arrows in their quiver. Like almost everyone who writes progressive political commentary on a regular basis, I get my share of hate mail, and the arrows that come my way these days are rather limited in the range of their retorts. They are arrows dipped in the poison of homophobia, like the responses I received in answer to a piece I'd written about Joseph Wilson, husband to the outed CIA agent, Valerie Plame.

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The other arrow left in the right wing quiver is the rather defective shaft that answers any criticism of Bush by responding with increasingly irrelevant golden-oldie attacks on Bill Clinton. When Bush corruption hits the news, Bush partisans bring up Whitewater. When the war is going badly, they say there wouldn't have been a war if Clinton had gotten bin Laden, ignoring the fact that bin Laden remains free all these years into the Bush regime.

And, when just about any other inconvenient truth hits the front pages, the Bush apologists trot out Monica Lewinsky.

Speaking as a right-wing blogger, I have never blogged a accusation of homosexuality. I have used the “insult Clinton as a response to opposition to Bush” meme exactly once. Come to think of it, I've even defended Bill Clinton on occasion.

It's amazing how long I can blog without using those two remaining arrows.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would any critic of the Democratic party ever go to the bizzare extreme of critisizing the most recent Democratic President?

The term "homophobia", of course, is rather broadly defined by many of late.

1:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are still a few conservative Republicans that line up with the old traditional Republican values, and don't accept Bush's corrupt idea of running our government. These honest republicans are considered outside Bush's circle and they are victimized along with the Democrats. They are falling fast because they are not endorsed by the Bushes and receive little help with campaign finances.

9:01 AM  

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