Friday, August 19, 2005

The Sheehan family - lying Jew-hating insurgents?

The right wingnuts have been in overdrive, 11 on the dial for all you "This is Spinal Tap" fans, about Cindy Sheehan and her anti-Iraq war protest in Crawford. The talking points memo handed out to Faux News, "this oxycontin is gives me a Rush Limbaugh" and the rest of the "we're on a mission from God and Karl Rove crowd" has been to try to smear Sheehan by that convenient device guilt by association. Oh, if only tailgunner Joe McCarthy were alive today he'd be so proud. But unless you believe in the resurrection I think we're going to have to make do with the likes of Rush, G. Gordon Liddy, O'Lielly and their ilk.

Liddy, appearing on Faux News called Sheehan an "anti-Semite" and that using the term "neocons" was a code word for Jews. Liddy of course would know something about being an anti-Semite. The felon's childhood hero was Hitler and has said that when he listened to Hitler on the radio, it "made me feel a strength inside I had never known before," he explains. "Hitler's sheer animal confidence and power of will [entranced me]. He sent an electric current through my body." As a child Liddy was made to salute the Stars and Stripes Nazi-style by the nuns at his school; even now, he admits, "at assemblies where the national anthem is played, I must suppress the urge to snap out my right arm."

Bill O'Lielly said on his No Decency Zone that, "So I mean, I think Mrs. Sheehan bears some responsibility for this and also for the responsibility of other American families who have lost sons and daughters in Iraq, who feel that this kind of behavior borders on treasonous." Another traitor exposed by O'Lielly! Add one more name to the list he holds in his hands!

And "this oxycoton gives me a Rush Limbaugh" outdid all the others by saying, "I mean, Cindy Sheehan is just Bill Burkett. Her story is nothing more than forged documents. There's nothing about it that's real, including the mainstream media's glomming onto it. It's not real. It's nothing more than an attempt. It's the latest effort made by the coordinated left." MSNBC host Keith Olbermann went so far as to run a mention naming Rush Limbaugh "today's worst person in the world."

But the cherry on top of this theater of the absurd is that the Bush family was in business with the Bin Laden family through the Carlyle Group at the time of 9/11. And then there is this "traitor" Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), a decorated Vietnam War Veteran who said just yesterday, "We are seen as occupiers, we are targets. We have got to get out. I don't think we can sustain our current policy, nor do I think we should."

So Sheehan is intellectually hanging around with the "likes" of Sen. Hagel and W's family is in financial bed with Bin Laden. And Bush who, to quote Moe of the Three Stooges, fought to the last drop of Casey Sheehan's blood, has his right wingnuts in lockstep (in Liddy's case goosestep) calling Cindy Sheehan a traitor, a jew-hater, a liar and left-wing whore. What's next? Cindy Sheehan shot her own son? Maybe he shot himself. Maybe he was with the insurgency that's in its last throes. Don't say the Curmudgeon didn't warn you.

BONUS POSTING: Once the exclusive territory of nuclear weapons designers and code breakers, ultrafast computers are increasingly being used in everyday product design. Procter & Gamble used a supercomputer to study the airflow over its Pringles potato chips to help stop them from fluttering off the company's assembly lines. Maybe W and Rummy should employ as much care to protect our troops as P&G does to protect its potato chips.

BONUS POSTING II: Next week, blogging from JEB and Katherine Harris country. Don't miss it.


Blogger d.K. said...

I believe that "oxyconton gives me a Rush Limbaugh" is still the number one radio talk show in the country, which should send chills down all our spines. Great post on the anatomy of a character assassination.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

If I had a radio show I'd be number one.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Perdita said...

I just felt a shadow across my grave.
...everything else, not the idea of you having a show.

12:10 PM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

Me getting a radio show is one of the signs of the apocalypse.

12:49 PM  

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