I’m shaking my head this morning, again. All those conservative talking heads on the radio flapping gums self righteously, making stuff up as they go.. it’s unbelievable. I’m not a conspiracy guy, really I’m not, but I can’t help but wonder if these guys really don’t get together in evenings and plan their topics for the next day.
I also believe that they have not the foggiest idea about patriotism and freedom and the constitution. Instead the put forward the myth that America is lost, or losing something, or in decline or what ever. I think it’s more about change management, or their inability to change, or worse. Fact is the America that they are looking to “bring back” never really existed. Leave it Beaver was a TV show, not reality.
So in this context I watch with amazement the unbelievable attacks from the Conservative Spin misters about President Clintons trip to North Korea to bring home the two journalists. Lets see here, from their talking points…
- Those poor women were better of in a North Korean prison camp than on a plane with Bill Clinton.. This is sort of funny, I get the joke.. but lets move on
- This is an attempt to rehabilitate the image of Bill Clinton and it’s just a publicity ploy. Fuck you. If it was my wife sitting in a prison camp in North Korea and the most hated evil man in my personal Parthenon of supervillans, Vice President Dick Cheney went to North Korea and rescued them for us.. I swear I’d be the guys biggest fan. How damn jaded is your world view? Of course if Cheney went he’s be a Limbaugh Hero. And by the way, for these idiots; 1) I wasn’t aware Bill Clinton needed rehabilitating, it’s not HE left office in disgrace or leaving the biggest financial crises in 60 years for his successor to clean up, 2) Bill was a MASTER at the manipulating the press. If this was a publicity play wouldn’t we have maybe, oh I don’t know, heard a press release or something about it by now? He went, got them out and didn’t say a word.
- Fox news had a former Clinton advisor suggest that this was an awful disgraceful think for the former President to do.. That the two women should some how have to pay the price for their actions.. Floored.. really floored is about all I can say. For the mouthpiece of the Republican party to come out and give backhanded support for the Dear Leader (usually they leave that term for their Obama vitriol) and suggest that they were justified in this and these women should rot in a North Korean prison… Sort of the ultimate “enemy of my enemy is my friend” if you ask me. I really don’t care how any American found their way into a North Korean jail.. get’m out. Oh, and by the way..
Sad thing is, the number of people, my wife included who listen to this propaganda all day.. Sure it’s amusing at first, funny to hear fat assed drug addicts like Rush, who has certainly burned through the wives as opposed to the Clintons, rant and rave about stuff. How about G. Gordon Liddy? Convicted, as in WENT TO JAIL felon, who went to jail for ignoring the constitution, which BTW he was sworn to protect, throwing rocks at an ex president for saving American lives. Then again he’s more familiar with sending them into harms way to further his political aims than actually helping anyone. And Maureen O’Dowd.. suggesting that Bill did this to upstage Hillary. Really? You’re that jealous of men that that’s all you can come up with?
Anyway.. so the listen to this over the course of years and over time, the schtick and hype start to get confused in your mind with facts. People start believing that these guys and their BS. And that’s why 20% of this country believes that our president wasn’t born in America.
Oh, and now that the forged Kenyan documents have been debunked… down to the forger and the original document the it was forged from, we’re going to reinterpret the constitution to say that Natural Born Citizen of the United States, as defined in the Constitution somehow does not include people who have a who are not citizens.. Really, can we move on and actually debate something that matters as opposed this crap? I guess when you’ve been wrong on almost every issue in the last 40 years deflection is the only strategy left.