Brewtown Politico

Carrying a little stick and speaking loudly in Milwaukee


In case you somehow missed these fine words from White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove:

"Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers."

Rove was speaking at a fundraiser in New York when he let his true colors show. Granted, he was throwing red meat to the sheep in attendance, but it doesn't change the fact that it's total bull. After the attacks on September 11, 2001, liberals and Democrats in Congress and throughout the country supported the war in Afghanistan, whose government was supporting the people who attacked us in al Qaeda and its leader Osama bin Laden.

Now that this administration has shown their incompetence on the foreign policy stage with the war in Iraq, the support of the country has turned against the president leaving strategists like Rove looking for ways to stop the bleeding. Guys like Rove see liberals and anyone else who questions the motives and actions of those currently holding power as traitors.

He's not alone in that worldview. This past week, wingnut talk show host Bill O'Reilly called for locking up those he sees as crossing the line from "dissent" to "undermining":

"So, all those clowns over at the liberal radio network, we could incarcerate them immediately. Will you have that done, please? Send over the FBI and just put them in chains, because they, you know, they're undermining everything and they don't care."


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