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Friday, March 25, 2005

The radical right tries out some new fashions


Randall Terry lost this in his luggage. Don't worry, Bill Bennett will lend him another one Posted by Hello




Karl Rove drummed it into the Bushes that they had to place nice with the fundies, and for a long time, it was pretty much one way. They made demands, got some face time and got delivered tidbits.

Rove said let's harp on gay marriage. Which they did and squeaked by a reelection.

But the devil would want his due.

Bush thoght he was slick when he looked around and say "sorry, no gay marriage amendment, don't have the votes". Bush thought that he could toss them some judges and some nominations, and that would be it.

Sorry, you can pawn off politicians like that, but the devil, he demands attention.

Did Bush play this smart? Is Rove manipulating this?

Are you insane? Rove may be clever, but this, this is a nightmare speeding downhill with no brakes and a sharp turn at the bottom. Even worse, some of the folks on the train are tossing shit out of the windows to go faster.

People ask where are the Dems on this, why don't they stand up.

And I was thinking about this tonight, and I was wishing that Kennedy or Kerry would stand up and denounce these people. Then I realized something, they aren't responsible for this. They didn't unleash and encourage the ultras.

WHERE IS THE PRESIDENT?

He started this mess and he sees this thing spinning wildly out of control, and like the coward he is, has nothing to say. He signed the bill, a sham bill, and he has yet to say one word about respecting the rule of law and the judiciary. This is unacceptable in the extreme. The president is not suposed to let his radical right allies rant about ignoring the rule of law and acting like a fascist mob. He could kill this talk in one interview.

Is Bush and his brother going to let a tragedy strike? Things in Florida are getting scarier by the day, the Schindler's allies lie about Michael Schiavo like there were no libel laws or court cases. This mess is harming his party immeasurably. Yet he and the rational people in the GOP remain silent, as if this can be controlled. They seem to be smoking around a fuel dump and tossing the smokes in the air.

The editors at the cable news networks will be much poorer at the end of this. Wholesale slander costs money. And of course, their reporting throws more gas on the fire. The cameras, the vigil, the accusations of murder, all fly around like they have no legal liability. And they make things dangerous, not just worse, not just bad, but dangerous.

People are asking where the Democrats are, I'm asking where the Republicans are. Why are they not defending our democratic institutions and justioe system? Why are they silent in the face of the call for mob rule? I expect the Dems to condemn this, but they didn't start this and they cannot end it. The President and the rational leadership of the GOP need to calm people down, not set them loose with the talk of the brownshirt and SA trooper. Because when you talk of judges being ignored, you are talking the rule of the mob and the thug.

And if this is the case, they need to toss the Lee Greenwood and sing a more appropriate song.

Horst Wessel Lied

Die Fahne hoch die Reihen fest geschlossen
S. A. marschiert mit ruhig festem Schritt
Kam'raden die Rotfront und Reaktion erschossen
Marschier'n im Geist in unsern Reihen mit

Die Strasse frei den braunen Batallionen
Die Strasse frei dem Sturmabteilungsmann
Es schau'n auf's Hackenkreuz voll Hoffung schon Millionen
Der Tag fur Freiheit und fur Brot bricht an

Zum letzen Mal wird nun Appell geblasen
Zum Kampfe steh'n wir alle schon bereit
Bald flattern Hitler-fahnen Uber allen Strassen
Die Knechtschaft dauert nur mehr kurze Zeit

Die Fahne hoch die Reihen fest geschlossen
S. A. marschiert mit ruhig festem Schritt
Kam'raden die Rotfront und Reaktion erschossen
Marschier'n im Geist in unsern Reihen mit


Translation

Flag high, ranks closed,
The S.A. marches with silent solid steps.
Comrades shot by the red front and reaction
march in spirit with us in our ranks.

The street free for the brown battalions,
The street free for the Storm Troopers.
Millions, full of hope, look up at the swastika;
The day breaks for freedom and for bread.

For the last time the call will now be blown;
For the struggle now we all stand ready.
Soon will fly Hitler-flags over every street;
Slavery will last only a short time longer.

Flag high, ranks closed,
The S.A. marches with silent solid steps.
Comrades shot by the red front and reaction
march in spirit with us in our ranks.

posted by Steve @ 2:26:00 AM

2:26:00 AM

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