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MoveOn’s Mirror Image

Posted by Mike on September 18, 2007

She Who Must Not Be Named has no chance of tricking the country into electing her to the Presidency next year if she does not successfully contrast herself with the more radical elements of the Democrat Party. Let’s be honest; that was the real reason she voted the right way on the Iraq War resolution in the first place. After her primary coronation, count on the media to use that vote to portray her as a centrist hawk who courageously stood up to her party’s kook fringe. It will be her “Sister Soljah moment.”

Some are already trying to make that case. Fred Siegel is arguing that Rudy Giuliani’s attack against SWMNBN for her recent failure to disavow Moveon.org’s disgraceful ad against General Petraeus in the New York Slimes will, in addition to bolstering the Mayor’s chances, serve to provide SWMNBN with the foil she needs to appear mainstream next November. The problem with this argument is that Rudy’s shot across the bow does nothing of the sort.

SWMNBN’s silence on the Moveon.org ad will remind the country that deep down, she is the same left-wing radical who “graced” Wellesley’s campus during the 1960s. The fact that she supported the war could have helped her shed her radical image if she had not switched her position and reverted back to her old hippie (and hippy) ways. SWMNBN’s refusal to disavow Moveon will not cause voters to see the two as separate. Now that the Soros group and opportunistic candidate are singing the same tune, people will see them as two peas in a pod. Or to borrow a phrase from a famous fictional depiction of SWMNBN’s beloved 1960s; they are like peas and carrots.

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Kid Gets Tasered at Florida Kerry Forum

Posted by Ryan on September 18, 2007

Did you see this video from a University of Florida Kerry forum?  It’s all over the Internet, so I thought I’d contribute to the media over this fellow.  He reminds me of what’s wrong with some Millennials:  he seems to understand that he has the right to free speech, but somebody forgot to tell him that he doesn’t have a right to be heard.  His freedom to ask Kerry the “Skull and Bones” question was fine, but when the police asked him to move on, he made a big deal, as if his rights were being infringed upon.  I think the cops behaved coolly, calmly, and gave this kid every way out.  But, he chose to whine and cuss and make a big fuss in a public forum by disturbing the peace. 

The reason why we have cops at these things is to protect our officials, and in this case the guest of the University of Florida, John Kerry, from possible assassins or violence by wack-jobs in the audience.  It was a big problem in the 1960s and ’70s which has decreased dramatically because of increased security and better methods.  When this kid (not a small kid either) was asked by the cops to calm down and stop resisting while he was on his back, he stops for a second… then turns over again and continues!  So, the cops hit him with a taser gun.  His whines turn to shrieks.  Am I supposed to feel sorry for this kid?  Well, I don’t after he resisted arrest.  We used to respect the cops, for fear that they might have to use force on us.  It was a good deterrent.  Well, this kid is learning why one shouldn’t push the cops too far.  I think they acted appropriately.

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