Thursday, August 10, 2006

Off the Deep End

I didn't want to blog about this. I don't like taking one post from one blog and using it to cast aspersions on an entire group.

But this post by one of the leading leftist blogs is so far off the deep end that I just had to mention it.

I'm sure this one opinion does not mirror the opinions of everyone on the left wing, but this is one of the blogs that helped defeat Joe Lieberman, a blog turned to by Democrats when they want to reach out to their base. This is an important blog. And this opinion is so dangerously cynical, so willfully ignorant that I cannot help but question how far gone the leftists in this nation actually are.

So, feel free to criticize me for making too much of one post. And feel free to say "yes, but the right has a bunch of crazies too" (they do, it's true). But at least take a moment and ask yourself, if these are the kinds of people who support Ned Lamont and others like him, how can we ever afford to casually let them seize any semblance of power?


Blogger Dennis Sanders said...

Good grief. I agree that Bush botched taking on terrorism, but to assert that this is all a hoax to divert attention from the Liberman loss is just nuts.

Another case that both parties are in the control of people who have no hold on reality.

5:01 PM  
Blogger cakreiz said...

Exactly, Dennis. And it's not just the Left- all of us should remember the cynical GOP "wag the dog" response to Clinton's bombing raids in 1998. This kind of partisan cynicism sickens me.

6:25 AM  
Blogger cakreiz said...

As usual, Alan, you continue to be a voice of common sense and reason. I don't know how often in the last few weeks I've hearkened back to your 7.13 observation regarding your reluctance to critize Israel.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Well the McKinney race does tell a different story, I think it shows that moderates are welcome, and Lamont is actually moderate minus the whole Iraq war thing. The Liberman story saying how crazy the far left can be is a refelction on Joe Schwarz's loss and Lincon Chaffe's dwindling support, it could be said moderates aren't welcome in the Republican party as well. I for one just saw the Liberman loss as just a loss, it isn't signaling anything, I don't think Lieberman's loss should point to big changes in how candidates run this election year. Anyway I am supporting Liberman for independent, I'm hoping he will win but I won't cry if Lamont wins.

4:41 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Actually I've read up on Lamont, and I'm dissapointed on his stance on wire tapping, many Democrats are against it being warantless but Lamont makes it seem he is totally against it.

4:49 PM  
Blogger reader_iam said...

From the post you linked:

They say the plot had an "Al Qaeda footprint." Ooh, are you scared yet? What that really means is that they found NO evidence whatsoever that the plot had anything to do at all with Al Qaeda, but the plot simply made them think "gosh, this is something Al Qaeda would do." That's what a footprint means. Nice, but no cigar.

Or, the footprint could have something to do with this:

While authorities in Pakistan believe they nabbed the main players in the plot, one intelligence official told the Associated Press that two or three suspects remained at large.
They include Matiur Rahman, a senior figure in the al Qaeda-linked Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. The official told the AP that one detainee mentioned Rahman during interrogation.
Five suspects learned bomb-making in al Qaeda training camps, Pakistan intelligence officials told the London Sunday Telegraph.
The five, who were not identified, also recorded "martyrdom videos," which were to be released by al Qaeda immediately after the attacks, the Telegraph reported.

Link to the AP-generated story.

12:13 PM  
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12:17 PM  
Blogger amba said...

Thank you, reader!

11:37 PM  

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