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Filed under: General — Rick Moran @ 11:30 am

Ace of Ace of Spades can be one of the funniest guys on the internets. His humor tends toward the scatalogical at times and his rants can go overboard in being personal - especially toward Andrew Sullivan (although Mr. Sullivan deserves it at times).

But he can also, when he sets his mind to it, be quite eloquent. Here’s some of his take on the Rovian controversey:

And of course not all (or even most) liberals are unpatriotic. Although it pains me to say it, I have little doubt, for example, that Aaron Sorkin, producer and writer of the West Wing and screenwriter of A Few Good Men, is quite patriotic about America. A love of America drips from his writing, even though, of course, that is love of America’s potential as a liberal bastion. He’s a dickhead and a crackhead, but he does love America.

And there are many, many liberals who feel similarly.

But not all. A large number of liberals — or perhaps left-liberals, more accurately — view America with disdain sometimes bordering on contempt sometimes bordering on outright hatred. They see America as a positive force for evil in the world, and they’re not shy about saying so.

And the Democratic Party, while not endorsing such sentiments exactly, uses anti-American “code words” (you know, like those racist “code words” conservatives are chaged with using) to communicate their broad sympathy with the America-hatin’ left while retaining plausible deniability.

Witness Dick Durbin. Durbin could have made his point using language that left little doubt about his love for America — he could have simply said that America is the greatest moral force in the world, and that we should not taint ourselves by being anything less than that, even dealing with those who frankly deserve it — but he didn’t. He compared our troops to the Nazis, Soviets, and the Khmer Rouge.

Read the whole thing. It simply says what needs to be said.


  1. I’ve been thinking about Karl’s remarks the other night, and it seems to me that they were damn near perfect. With just a couple of sentences, Karl got everybody on his side of the aisle repeating some of the most flabbergasting remarks from the far left after 9/11, thereby forcing the Democrats in Congress to distance themselves from those sentiments in order to stay credible, which in turn undermines the Democratic Party’s hard-left base, setting up a very hard up-hill slog for Democratic incumbents and challengers in the 2006 midterms.

    It seems to me that there’s a reason why Karl’s office is two doors down from the Oval. This guy knows his stuff. He plays politics like a grand master plays chess: always four moves ahead.

    Comment by Jeff Harrell — 6/24/2005 @ 11:46 am

  2. Good 4U posting this excerpt, Rick. Ace does nail it.

    Comment by The MaryHunter — 6/24/2005 @ 2:58 pm

  3. More proof that the right is grasping at straws. As is obvious to all except the most ideologically deranged, the country has turned against Bush and his enablers, and the recent colorful attempts by the likes of Rove and Cheney to somehow regain the support they once had truly smack of desperation. Their internal polling must be revealing some truly awful things for them to be making such incindiery comments at a time of relatively little political consequence.

    Of course, and something that must be the source of some happiness to the editors of places such as this, that Rove et al have begun to use the language of reactionary blogs and USENET posters does indicate just how influential the cyber underground has become for those deep in the White House bunker. But unfortunately for Bush’s handlers and those who have profited from the corruption that is at the heart of this loathesome regime, the political benefits just are not there. Rather it is a confirmation of everything the country has learned to dislike about this administration. The Bushies can wrap themselves up in self-proclaimed patriotism all they want, but when all they have to back it up is a record of disastrous incompetence coupled with flat-out dishonesty, it really doesn’t matter very much.

    Comment by James Carney — 6/25/2005 @ 8:01 am

  4. I think you should have your dreams analyzed…You’re truly delusional.

    Comment by Rick Moran — 6/25/2005 @ 8:03 am

  5. Weak, Rick.

    Comment by James Carney — 6/25/2005 @ 8:03 am

  6. Look at it this way, Rick. If Rove’s tactics have the political relevance you claim they do, why is it this week’s ARG and Zogby Polls show Bush’s approval numbers at 42% and 44% respectively? Numbers that only confirm the previous week’s Gallup and Ipsos numbers?


    Bush is tanking, and the howls of Rove et al are not signs of people operating from a position of political strength.

    Comment by James Carney — 6/25/2005 @ 8:30 am

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