November 19, 2005
On Thin Ice
"I think this really sucks. I can't even get into a decent argument at the Legion bar anymore. The guys who used to praise the guy won't even have a good fight with me.....they all hate Bush now. It sucks. We used to stand on our stools screaming across the bar at each other. Now they're all 'I'm not standing up for him.' and the fight is over. They still hate Clinton, so I can get them going by mentioning him, but Dubya is a non-starter. You know the crappy poll numbers he's getting are real when I can't a good argument going in a friggin' military themed bar."
Murtha's statement that "our troops have become the primary target of the insurgency. They are united against U.S. forces and we have become a catalyst for violence. The war in Iraq.....is a flawed policy wrapped in illusion" was met with weak red-bashing by spokesman Scott McClellan:
"Congressman Murtha is a respected veteran and politician who has a record of supporting a strong America.....so it is baffling that he is endorsing the policy positions of Michael Moore and the extreme liberal wing of the Democratic Party."
Such crap is to be expected from liar-for-hire McClellan and other Republican fucks like House Speaker Dennis Hastert who responded, "they want us to wave the white flag of surrender to the terrorists of the world". However, some spineless, whipped Democrats are also distancing themselves from Murtha's sane comments. One of them is local boy Rahm Emanuel, who said "Jack Murtha went out and spoke for Jack Murtha". What a fucking twat. When any of Rahm's hacks come around asking for my cherished registered-Democrat-city-worker vote sometime soon, I can remind them that he happily got down on his knees and licked and sucked and slobbered all over this:
I never voted for Rahm (he was elected when I was living in Schakowsky's district-- I miss her...), and I won't start. He seems to me like the latest incarnation of Clintonian 'New Democrat.'
Anyway, this is what we've sunk to as a nation. Can't say I'm surprised, though. As I've said before, what do you expect from a representative market democracy built on the backs of slaves and the blood of Native Americans?