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Filed under: Politics — Rick Moran @ 12:08 pm

Watching lefties trying to distance themselves from the taped comments of Osama Bin Laden is like watching a large mouth bass wriggling on the end of a hook; try as they might to attempt escape, they’re caught and they know it.

Witness the desperate outrage at MSNBC’s Chrissy Matthews who, in a moment of clarity on Thursday night blurted out the obvious; that Osama “sounds like an over the top Michael Moore here, if not a Michael Moore…” . The fact that several bloggers have proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that Osama’s speech could have been taken from the words spoken by several Democratic party luminaries including “war hero” Congressman John Murtha and serial liar and blowhard Moore only makes the spectacle of watching lefties hem and haw and try and change the subject that much more enjoyable.

The actually believe if they scream loud enough and long enough that this will obscure what everyone with even a passing interest in politics knows; that the deadliest enemy of the United States agrees with them and uses their own language and ideas to taunt the United States of America.

I realize that introspection is not a liberal’s long suit. Looking in a mirror and facing facts would require a modicum of humility and a desire to understand the real-world consequences of one’s rhetoric and ideas. From what I’ve read this morning about the Matthews imbroglio, it ain’t happening:

John Aravosis:

Yes, in the eyes of MSNBC, the majority of country, and most of you reading this, have a bit too much in common with a mass murderer who killed 3,000 Americans on September 11. I wonder if MSNBC’s advertisers agree that more than half of their customers are akin to Al Qaeda terrorists? I wonder how fond MSNBC’s advertisers are of sponsoring fag-jokes? A line has been crossed, and enough is enough.

Of course, Mr. Trichinosis fails to note that “a majority of the country” does not believe the war is being fought for Haliburton and Bush cronies nor do Americans believe that the War On Terror is being lost. Only lickspittles like Mr. Halitosis and other progressives like Osama Bin Laden believe such twaddle.

Jamie Wolcott:

Michael Moore didn’t bring down the towers, Howard Dean isn’t responsible for Bin Laden remaining at large, and, unlike the fisking blogger, the overwhelming majority of liberal Manhattanites didn’t lose their nerve and flee the city after 9/11. They, we, stayed put. It’s the cowardly lions who curled up into a fetal ball and remain there today, talking tough and fooling no one but themselves.

Um…No one has said Michael Moore looks like Osama or acts like Osama. What is as plain as the nose on your fleshy, misshapen face is that Michael Moore sounds like Osama, a question you clumsily avoided by throwing up so many smokescreens that if you were a New York City tavern, you would have been closed for disobeying the tobacco nazis.

The flip side, of course, is that Osama’s rhetoric and ideas do not sound like anything anyone on the right has ever said about America or the war. This makes any critique of conservative criticisms by people like Mr. Osteoporosis and Mr. Limpett pretty useless because they refuse to confront the overriding issue; a Howard Dean speech and Osama Bin Laden rant are interchangeable.

For a good laugh, here’s someone who knows all about echoing the enemy’s talking points. He did it during the Viet Nam War and he’s doing it now.

John Kerry:

You’d think the only focus tonight would be on destroying Osama Bin Laden, not comparing him to an American who opposes the war whether you like him or not. You want a real debate that America needs? Here goes: If the administration had done the job right in Tora Bora we might not be having discussions on Hardball about a new Bin Laden tape. How dare Scott McClellan tell America that this Administration puts terrorists out of business when had they put Osama Bin Laden out of business in Afghanistan when our troops wanted to, we wouldn’t have to hear this barbarian’s voice on tape. That’s what we should be talking about in America.

Yes John, you’d like the focus to be on “destroying” Osama Bin Laden - since focusing on you and your ideological compatriot’s rhetoric would reveal that he agrees with just about everything you say. And despite more awkward obfuscations like bringing up Tora Bora (it didn’t work in November of 2004…what makes you think it will work now?) as well as failing to mention the massive damage done to al Qaeda by using tactics that you have consistently opposed shows you either to be a clueless moron or a dishonest lout. Given your past history, I’ll take the latter.

I suggest the RNC take a page out of LBJ’s dirty campaign book and come up with a commercial that has Osama spouting his hate on one side of the screen with liberals on the other side saying basically the same thing. They don’t even have to run it, just release it to the cable outlets. The Democrats will do the rest by making a huge to-do about it which will have the news nets playing it around the clock until most of the country has seen it.

Dirty? I suppose from a certain point of view - the Democrats - it wouldn’t be very nice. But effective? Like LBJ’s “Daisy” commercial which ran only once, people won’t remember that it was dirty politics; they’ll remember what the commercial was all about.

Now that’s what I call Hardball.


Jeff Goldstein decapitates John Kerry:

[W]hat is truly astonishing about this bit of strained outrage Kerry is so desperately trying to muster is that, more that a year after the Senator’s presidential defeat, he still fancies himself capable enough a speaker to pull off rhetorical dodges that are not only obviously insincere and unconvincing to the majority of Americans (and I include intellectually honest Democrats—even those who support Kerry’s Machiaveillian attempts to shift the debate’s focus), but that he actually seems inveterately incapable of recognizing that what he is really managing to do is highlight his party’s transparent attempts to distract from the substantive point— in this case, that Usama bin Laden, in his recent audio tape release, has put together a propaganda piece that, as others have pointed out, is replete with the anti-war talking points the progressive left has spent years now fine-tuninng and market testing. In fact, the onlytruly remarkable thing about the text of bin Laden’s speech was not the message itself—we’ve been hearing it for years now, from Michael Moore or Cindy Sheehan or Sean Penn or Nancy Pelosi—but rather that these talking points, having been translated into Arabic and then back into English, have managed to hold up so perfectly. No small feat, that—and a testament to the rigor of the crafting of the agitprop. Let’s see the geeks at Babelfish pull that shit off.

A lot of thought went into that Bin Laden rant by al Qaeda. And the fact that the left is accusing people of comparing the person Bin Laden to Michael Moore and other anti war protestors is telling. No one is saying Michael Moore is like a terrorist or even that he supports terrorists. We’re saying he and the terrorists sound exactly alike, a caveat the left cannot acknowledge without a huge chasm opening up beneath their feet. There’s zero chance however they will do so because as I point out above, the left is incapable of the kind of introspection necessary to arrive at the self-realization that their rhetoric has serious consequences detrimental to this country’s war effort.

See also Giacomo’s piece on Harry Belefont’s tirade. Mr. Calypso really is a tool.


  1. White House dismisses bin Laden truce offer

    A CIA official believes an audiotaped message threatening the United States is from al Qaeda leader

    Trackback by Unpartisan.com Political News and Blog Aggregator — 1/21/2006 @ 1:03 pm

  2. Brutal, just brutal, Rick. Please forward to Carl Rove. Nice job, as usual.

    Comment by nikko — 1/21/2006 @ 1:21 pm

  3. ditto nikko

    Another great post

    “Looking in a mirror and facing facts would require a …….” no way could they advance their thories or face facts by looking in mirror, they would be far too busy tonguing their image!

    Comment by diamond — 1/21/2006 @ 2:06 pm

  4. Why are you on the right wing so dedicated to being afraid of Osama Bin Laden? Why not get a spine, acknowledge that Bin Laden’s a problem, and then get about your business like a disciplined adult.

    Don’t you know Bin Laden loves you getting in a terrified tizzy, waving your arms around in the air like this?

    Comment by Juniper — 1/21/2006 @ 2:25 pm

  5. I agree with the tactic of putting UBL and the dim-wit leadership in a commercial. That would be a real wakeup tool. Maybe someone with the ability will see your post and use it.
    UBL knows he’s losing big time and now want peace long enough to regroup and rearm. Where have we seen that before? Oh, I remember. That was the tactic used by the communist in Vietnam several times and the fools in D.C. fell for it every time. Old Hanoi John and Hanoi Jane helped force the U.S. to surrender ‘after’ the victory.

    Comment by scrapiron — 1/21/2006 @ 2:32 pm

  6. Even had we focused all of our forces in Tora Bora, perhaps we would have gotten Osama perhaps not. Had we have focused all of our resources there and gotten Osama we would have had less resources to use elsewhere in fighting the GWOT. This may have ensured the terror network would have grown stronger elsewhere, perhaps in Iraq or elsewhere. What some folks either can’t or won’t grasp is the GWOT is far bigger than Osama Bin Laden. It would be nice to get Osama but, even if we do this, it will not end the War on Terror, as Al Qaeda and Islamic Extremists terrorism is far bigger than simply Osama Bin Laden.

    Comment by B.Poster — 1/21/2006 @ 3:08 pm

  7. Harry’s At It Again

    Well, Sen. Harry Reid is, sure, but I mean Harry Belafonte.NEW YORK - Entertainer Harry Belafonte, one of the Bush administration’s harshest critics, compared the national Homeland Security department to the Gestapo and attacked the president as a lia…

    Trackback by Joust The Facts — 1/21/2006 @ 4:29 pm

  8. Here’s Harry Belafonte with a new rant spouting the Osama Bin Laden talking points.

    Comment by Giacomo — 1/21/2006 @ 4:35 pm

  9. “If the administration had done the job right in Tora Bora we might not be having discussions on Hardball about a new Bin Laden tape.” – John Kerry.

    Just to echo and agree with prior commentators, the left continues to believe Bin Laden is a criminal who has committed criminal acts. If America is dealing with a criminal, then the capture of the culprit solves the danger to society. On the other hand, if Bin Laden is a leader of armed and hostile movement, then capture of a single leader leaves the bulk of the danger in place. Capturing Bin Laden at Tora Bora would have been like blasting the top off an iceberg. If the goal is to make the iceberg disappear, it would have been a good first step but not a final solution.

    Comment by Random10 — 1/21/2006 @ 4:52 pm

  10. The liberal world is falling apart:
    Canada has smelled the rats in the corn crib (treasury) and are getting rid of them.
    Germany paid ? millions of dollars to get a Kidnapped (joke)reporter released in Iraq only to find she had part of the ransom money on her when released. Wake up, it was a setup by the terrorists and a supporter.
    Italy has already had the same experience but it resulted in the death of one of the terrorists supporters and should have included the reporter (sic) that set it up.
    They aren’t just liberals, they are the enemy of freedom everywhere. Far worse than the Nazi’s and Communists. The terrorists and their supporters are using a religion (if it can be called a religion anymore) in an attempt to take over the world. Life under Nazism or Communism was and would be better than life under Islam.

    Comment by scrapiron — 1/21/2006 @ 6:30 pm

  11. Completely off topic - but Rick, I went to that link on Democratic Underground where that poster said you had a ‘vile’ site.

    Man am I jealous. That is like winning the blogging bronze medal right there.

    I am surprised they figured out this is a conservative site though, considering you use long words n stuff.

    Comment by Ken McCracken — 1/21/2006 @ 7:48 pm

  12. The Faux Michael Moore Controversy

    By now, you’ve probably heard of the big to-do about Chris Matthews saying that Osama bin Laden sounded like Michael Moore in his latest message. Well, this is typical of the blogosphere at its worst, and we see it from both sides from time to …

    Trackback by Decision '08 — 1/21/2006 @ 10:44 pm

  13. Sunday Funnies

    Gary Varvel—The Indianapolis Star-News
    Found thanks to Barking Moonbat who also shows us the Playstation for grown-ups!
    Blue Star Chronicle has the cartoon of the day
    Point Five says Osama’s failure to podcast shows Al Qaeda’s weakness…

    Trackback by Stop The ACLU — 1/22/2006 @ 1:26 am

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  15. The Liberal Bubble…

    I started out this morning reading a fascinating posting and comments at protein wisdom titled BeKos Kerry Says So. The title does not do justice to the post, and more particularly the extensive comments. Kerry is unhappy about how Chris

    Trackback by The Lone Elm — 1/22/2006 @ 10:37 am

  16. Ya know what. I just figured out why your site just hit 500 trillion posts or whatever you claimed.

    It is inflamatory. It riles up folks. Your rhetoric is heated, and therefore - like a good edition of Rush Limbaugh it need not have a single shred of wisdom (though it sometimes can from more level-headed commentors).

    Attacking is what we are all about in this country. I came here to possibly hope that there was good discussion on the right. It is often devoid on the left.

    Perhaps not just flaming any progressive and thinking that there are some good ideas coming from both sides of the political spectrum would be good.

    Perhaps that is not your target audience - maybe they all just hate anyone who thinks more progressively - but your lack of balance seems to be your strength.


    Comment by Brad Brunfelt — 1/24/2006 @ 2:02 pm

  17. Brad:

    That is a generalized criticism of this site which more often than not offers pretty balanced commentary. It’s just that when the left shows itself to be totally clueless, I can’t help myself.

    BTW - I’ve also blogged about plenty of Republican cluelessness here too - read the archives.

    Comment by Rick Moran — 1/24/2006 @ 2:06 pm

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