October 31, 2004
The Moonbat in the Mirror

Instapundit linked up this interesting dissection of the bin Laden tape and the loony left's reaction:

There was an old saying about politics stopping at the water’s edge ... Over the last three years or so, we have seen that concept obliterated. We’ve seen a truly unparalleled deluge of criticism of the president that [go] well beyond policy differences ... The far left hates George W. Bush with a raging fury. So does al-Qaeda. Was it really so shocking that the rhetoric of the former would eventually be taken up by the latter?

No, this tape should cause many on the left to stare into the mirror for a long time and ask, “What have I turned into? How did I become so reflexively partisan, so blinded by rage, so intemperate in my rhetoric that my own arguments are being echoed by a man who planned and enjoyed the mass murder of Americans?”

“How the hell did I reach the point where I agree with Osama bin Laden on Bush?”

Many other good points in there, read the whole thing.

Some of my liberal friends, especially the ones who come over to Fortress Wingnut most weekends (on safari with pith helmets and notebooks) are simply not this extreme. Some other ones most definitely are. Sometimes I have to be careful not to hit them too hard with my blind-man's cane.

Personally I think the tape is an absolute slam-dunk for the Bush team. Polls have consistently shown most Americans think Bush is the stronger candidate to fight terrorism, and here we have a stark reminder that the wolves are definitely still out there, circling in the night. I still think it's going to be damned close, but for the first time I'm optimistic about the ultimate outcome.

Posted by scott at October 31, 2004 09:19 AM

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I simply cannot believe you could write this piece with a straight face after the what your Wingnuts put Bill and Hillary through during his two terms in office. I will be sooo glad when all of this is over. I don't care who wins I wish they would both lose but that would leave Nader. I have told you repeatedly for the past few weeks that I think Bush will win and I pray that it won't be close. A good solid win with no courts and no lawyers is what we need. I love my state and my country , only want what is best for all of us and for someone to have the wisdom to try to come to terms with religious fanatics no matter what religion they are supporting.

After I watched "The Hunting of the President" I did look in the mirror and saw the same kind of blind hatred. I am stepping back and realizing that hatred on either side can poison our whole country.

Posted by: Pat on October 31, 2004 10:08 AM

Well, if you want it, here's the transcript of his msg:


My comments center more on his actual msg than the link. I read the transcript and it definitely sounds like bin Laden trying to come in at the last minute and sway the voters against Bush - however, he apparently doesn't understand American sensibilities (Even though I saw the NY Times with a lead story about the tape not changing voters who've already decided - a lame attempt to help prevent the migration). Either that, or he's playing at a deeper game - 'if I get everyone all miffed and help get Bush elected, that'll give me more fodder for attacks later' sorta thing. but maybe I think that because I need a foil hat...

Posted by: ron on October 31, 2004 11:56 AM

Pat, if you still think any of us "neocons" feel anything but contempt for "our wingnuts," you need to take several more steps back.

Posted by: Tatterdemalian on October 31, 2004 03:28 PM

Tat you are absolutely right! When I wrote my little "Rant" I had just walked in the front door from working 13 hours as an RN in our local VA hospital's intensive care unit and couldn't find my foil hat. lol I also had dropped a chocolate cake on the head of my white cat.

I am going to be in the front of the line to vote Tuesday morning. I refused to vote early cause I want to be there to see America's Democracy at work and it will work. I don't think that tape will have any affect on the election. What will be will be and somehow we will all get through this. I just seem to have lost my perspective in the last few months especially.

Pat Johnson
Scott's crazy Mom

Posted by: Pat on October 31, 2004 03:39 PM
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