There are times when I go a little overboard in my condemnation of the left. My excuse is that they are such ridiculously easy targets for ridicule and spite that I just can’t help myself. The venom and vinegar that pour forth from this site directed at liberals is simply a matter of taking an easy out and letting common sense and logic take their course and effortlessly reveal the stupidites and inanities of the left in all their glory. I hardly break a sweat most of the time.
But every once and a while, I come across something so outrageous, so ridiculous, so unsettling in its denial of reality that the words simply won’t come. Try as I might, I can’t conjure up the outrage, the humor, or the snark to describe what some nitwit on the left has written. Usually, it’s Lambchop who elicits this kind of response. For sheer hyperbole, hysteria, exaggeration, and hate, there are few who can match Mr. Ellison.
But we have a new entry in the Idiot Sweepstakes. This post by Phoenix Woman at Firedoglake is an updated version of an article she evidently wrote a while ago:
Ever wonder how the last six-odd years might have gone, had all the votes been counted in 2000?
I’d like to think that they might have gone something like thisâ€¦
I know, I know. Liberals aren’t satisfied until all of their votes are counted at least twice. And the military overseas? “Out of site, out of luck” is an adage liberals all but spit in the face of our soldiers serving outside of the United States. So much for counting all the votes.
But I challenge you to follow that link above and read the post without your jaw hitting the floor and an unnerving feeling overtake you that suicide might actually be a viable option as opposed to having to finish this…this…
December 1, 2000: After a night on the town and too much lobster in champagne sauce, Sandra Day O’Connor has a horrifically vivid dream of how the ascension of George W. Bush to the Oval Office would mean the destruction of the American economy, the senseless deaths of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, the loss of American prestige both at home and abroad, and â€” worst of all â€” the utter dissolution of her beloved Republican Party as, upon being deserted by even the corporate media, it suffers a series of definitive electoral ass-kickings in 2006, 2008, and 2010 before giving up the ghost. She goes on to provide the swing vote that allows the Florida count to continue, thus guaranteeing that Al Gore’s election is confirmed. Media pundits attack O’Connor so viciously that she decides to retire three weeks later…
February through April, 2001: The members of the Republican Congress, with the US corporate media backing them up, start a barrage of conservative legislation â€” tax cuts for the rich, gutting environmental laws, et cetera â€” that they plan to browbeat Gore into signing. President Gore vetoes each bill and the vetoes are sustained. He is called “obstructionist” by Tucker Carlson, Robert Novak, and the spokespersons of the Heritage Foundation, the Club for Growth, and the American Nazi Party…
May 5, 2001: National Security chief Sandy Berger, at the urging of his staffers John O’Neill and Richard Clarke, presents President Gore with a PDB (Presidential Daily Briefing) warning of imminent plans by bin Laden to attack New York, America’s financial center, with hijacked commercial jets used as flying bombs. The suspicion is that Al-Qaeda will try to succeed where they had failed eight years earlier and attack the World Trade Center. Gore consults with former Senators Gary Hart (D-CO) and Warren Rudman (R-NH), who chaired a terrorism commission formed by President Clinton in the late 1990s; they concur with the PDB’s findings.
After some heroic countermoves, we come to 9/11:
August – early September, 2001: Dozens of students at flight schools are arrested in a major FBI operation. Thirteen of these students turn out to be directly involved in what will come to be called “the September Plot”.
September 11, 2001: At the Houston, LAX and Minneapolis International airports, seven Saudi and Algerian men were forbidden from boarding their flights after airport security personnel found box cutters, wire and other banned items on their persons. These men turn out to be the remnants of the band of Al-Qaeda’s September Plotters; all the others had been caught in the FBI’s sweep of the flight schools.
Armed with this evidence, Gore demands and gets Congressional authorization to send US troops to Afghanistan. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough ridicules the idea that “idiots with box cutters” could take over an airliner. Rush Limbaugh claims that “Gore is sending our young men and women off on a wild goose chase.” Bill O’Reilly, William Kristol, and Ann Coulter demand that Gore invade Iraq, even though none of the would-be hijackers is Iraqi or has any connection to Iraq or to Saddam Hussein.
September 12, 2001: UN Secretary General Kofi Annan agrees to a call by Madeline Albright, US Ambassdor to the UN, for an international force to enter Afghanistan to root out Al-Qaeda. France and Britain, whose intelligence services have worked closely with US intelligence agencies, strongly back the Gore Administration’s position as copious evidence of planned Al-Qaeda attacks in Europe has come to light. To buttress further the case for invasion, well-documented human rights abuses committed by Afghanistan’s Taliban government, which is allied with Al-Qaeda, are brought forth as evidence.
PNAC’s Donald Rumsfeld, while taking care not to seem to oppose the planned intervention in Afghanistan, goes onto Rush Limbaugh’s radio program to complain that even though Afghanistan’s terrain is ruggedly mountainous and therefore has proved to be historically less vulnerable to aerial attacks than other, flatter nations, recent developments in high-tech weaponry mean that the US need not send quite so many troops Kabul’s way â€” and besides, the real problem is in Iraq!
September 16, 2001: 150,000 UN-led troops, 100,000 of whom are US forces, leave for Afghanistan. Saddam Hussein, who as a secularist Muslim leader despises Osama bin Laden and is in any event eager to get back in the world’s good graces, assists in setting up staging areas in Iraq for the UN. In Teheran, Iran’s moderate leadership, which needs the help of the world community in beating back the conservative mullahs, agrees to let UN troops and planes pass through Iran unhindered.
It’s the “Al-Qaeda War.” And our buddy Saddam is so accomodating, no? Especially after Clinton bombed the sh*t out of him for 8 years.
One last jaw dropper:
December 15, 2004: In exchange for his aid in rooting out Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and his sons Uday and Qusay are encouraged by Gore and by former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter to work out a plan for Iraq’s transition to a secular democracy after Hussein’s death, with Hussein and his sons in pivotal roles on the democracy commission. American conservatives immediately decry this as “appeasement”, whereas Iraq-based observers congratulate Gore, Clinton and Carter for working on a plan to stave off the horrifically bloody civil war that would likely follow Saddam’s death or removal from power.
As I said. No. Words.