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let the demonizing begin

It didn't take long for the left to come out and try to discredit Bill Frist's news-making rescue of victims at an accident site. As Glenn pointed out, it will be hard to demonize Frist, but boy will they try.

Democratic Undeground, of course, is the first in line to get on the negative side of this story:

years ago he supposedly rescued a Capitol cop who had been shot...??? WTF? This guy is really Superman. He miraculously appears whenever someone is injured....gimme a fuckin' break..

Timing is everything!

Do you think he has a police scanner?

That said, I think we are going to look foolish trying to demonize this guy. The cat thing just doesn't compare to his other work. All we're going to do is give him free PR.


Of course, someone had to bring up the fact that the victims of the accident were in an SUV:

Will this make it more difficult for him to resist pressure to limit SUVs?
He has to know how dangerous they are in the wrong hands (teen age), at least that is how it works in my relatively snowless neighborhood.

And then bring up the cat-killing again:

The Humane Society raised Frist's shamefaced confession in a 1989 book to adopting cats as a medical student, and then experimenting on them. "We hope that the drive behind that pattern of behavior has been fully purged," said Wayne Pacelle, the Humane Society's senior vice president.

I may not agree with all of Frist's politics - he is too far to the right for me - but trying to demonize the guy after he saved lives is dirty politics. Give me a break, Democrats.

To their credit, some of the DU members did post positive messages about Frist's actions, but to those who didn't - stop saying it's the right that politicizes everything. You are the ones turning a life-saving effort by a doctor into a conspiracy theory.

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Trolling extremist sites is no way to start the new year. Start with more moderate fare, say, ebay. I feel like I am left of center, but think it's nice to see the politician rendering aid instead of causing the accident. Frist showed his character here, no doubt. Very refreshing.

DU is a sewer.

I'm waiting for atrios to do a breakdown of race and religion of the victims in yet another post in his crusade to "prove" that the GOP is racist and anti-semitic.

Their disdain for virtue tels us all we need to know about them

Many of today's leftists are people who are obsessed with power..hence, they vieew everything in terms of a power struggle--even rendering medical aid. This is very similar to the behavior of leftist professors who attempt to interpret all human history and culture in terms of power struggles.

How disgusting (of them) to point fingers at Frist's obvious show of good character... cheers to him..

I had never been to that site (DU) and i'm not sure i will go back...
I read 12 posts and there were 9 that I immediately wanted to try reasoning with because their view of the world is so skewed. I realize you cannot reason with people like that. Like we can't put SUV's in the hands of teenagers in snowless states, but it's OK in a state with snow? It's OK in the hands of the 40 something professional who's steering with his knee while flipping through a report and reading it into his cell phone when he's driving 60 MPH? Then there was the person that assumed that since the people in the roll over were hurt they must not have been wearing seat belts: ".. every time I read of an accident when multiple victims are ejected, I know there were no seatbelts used. What a tragic loss of a child's life. There is no statistical way that that many people could have slipped out of seat belts. Are they not mandatory in that state? Sad."
I've read the story 3 times now and it doesn't mention "multiple victims ejected". I know the Dems want to legislate my every move from birth to death to make sure I'm not hurt by my existence...but come on!! Does this person not realize that a roll over...any roll over...will result in injury and maybe even death even if all the safety equipment they've forced upon us is in use? This person needs to borrow someone's high school physics book.
Now I know how the term "bitch slap" came into existence.

Yes, you're all right. 50% of the population voted democrat last election? All are morons. Obviously, your self-righteousness is superior to that of the left!

The DU and the democrats are not identical, and not only did less than 50% vote democrat, a signifigant amount of those who DID were black voters who have been voting straight-democrat for decades, regardless of any other consideration.

In short, it is quite possible to call the DU a pack of idiots, and I'm glad to see you wish to join their ranks. I'm sure they are lonely.

He should have kept going.........That is 'standard operating procedure for all Republicans.....'
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Frist probably should have asked the guy if he was republican or not......50% chance he did. I am sure he, like any other Republican checked to see if he was a minority before helping. He wouldnt have helped if he was African-American or a Democrat.

Schucks, Jeff, only an email address? Shit, I woulda paid to read a website by 'the dude'...

But then he is the laziest man in Los Angeles county, which would put him in the running for laziest worldwide...

SUVs are dangerous... because people don't wear seatbelts?

That's the only reason I can think of why all six passengers could be thrown out of the vehicle.

I'd say "ha, ha, the foolish (il)liberals and their irrational obsessions", except irrational obsessions aren't limited to any political sect.

Yes Ryan, I'm wriggling in the crushing grip of your reasoning. I did not equate the DU with all Democrats. That's the point. Every post in response to the article jumped immediately to generalization that all Democrats are whacked. It's irony. See? Oh wait. I should just make ad hominem attacks, as you do on every post you make on this site. Who needs to think? Certainly not the blacks, who you imply can't think enough to make an informed decision about for whom they should vote.

I like the Sun god
He sure is a fun god
Ra Ra Ra!

I said their vote was locked in (voted straight-democrat), not mindless. You came up with the 'can't make an informed descision' line.

I wonder where you got that from? Hmm?

And you most certainly did equate the DU with democrats. You proported to prove that the DU wasn't a pack of morons by saying that 50% of the population voted democrat.

You know, if you chill your brain enough, your 2 neurons might achieve superconductivity and we can switch you from breast milk to Gerber. Whaddya say?

Dave - Roughly 50% of the US Population voted Democrat in the last election. Roughly 50% of the US Population are morons. I don't have a problem making that statement.

In my daily activities I've found that the percentage of morons I run across is actually a bit higher - more like 60% or 65%.

Ryan, you still don't get a thing I said. Posting with you is the conversational equivalent of jerking off with a cactus. Ofcourse the guys at DU are morons. That's the point. But they certainly do NOT represent the majority of folks voting Democrat. In the same way that the Christian Coalition represents only a fraction of Republican voters. And you certainly DID say that blacks voting Democrat were mindless. Voting Democrat "regardless of any other consideration". Intellectual dishonesty. What's hilarious about the majority of posters to this site (and it is a wonderful site Michele) is that your arguments are tripe largely because you generalize the actions of the few to the beliefs of many. When in doubt, you label, and label hard. And after you're done labeling, you insult the poster, or insult anyone who is Democrat or Republican, left or right, who doesn't agree with you. Express your ideas like a mature, educated individual. That's what I'm trying to say in my posts. Nothing else. There are only issues, guys. Left and right is immaterial. All my neurons were fried in law school. Duh.

Dever,

Not to pick nits, but, in the last election, way less than 50% of the population voted at all. Of those who (or whom?) voted, about 52% voted Republican & 48% voted Democratic. With very rough math, about 23% of the registered voters voted Democratic.

Of course, your statement "Roughly 50% of the US Population are morons" is iron clad. Can't find fault with that.

Posting with you is the conversational equivalent of jerking off with a cactus.

Sounds like a subject with which you have intimite knowledge. Forturnately for the gene pool.

Of course the guys at DU are morons. That's the point. But they certainly do NOT represent the majority of folks voting Democrat.

Well then I guess you wandered into the wrong thread, now didn't you? The subject was the DU, not the dems. And while there WAS the odd comment about all dems, you didn't bother to mention in your '50%' post who you were replying to.

More likely, you are backpedeling because your ass is in flames. Cry me a river, sweetheart.

Intellectual dishonesty.

You can accuse me of intellectual dishonesty the day you grow an intellect.

I said that they voted as a solid bloc:

black voters who have been voting straight-democrat for decades, regardless of any other consideration.

That's not the same as accusing them of not being able to think enough to make an informed decision ... which are your words. Check if you don't believe me.

Go ahead, try and invent something I didn't say. But beware, the truth is only a few lines above your lie.

Scumbag.

What's hilarious about the majority of posters to this site (and it is a wonderful site Michele) is that your arguments are tripe...

Nope, no generalizing here.

(the majority of posters to this site) generalize the actions of the few to the beliefs of many

Nor here...

When in doubt, (the majority of posters to this site) label, and label hard.

Nor here...

And after you're done labeling, (the majority of posters to this site) insult the poster, or insult anyone who is Democrat or Republican, left or right, who doesn't agree with you.

Well, thank you for that refreshing example of self-refrential hipocracy. There there (pat) we know you would NEVER apply labels, insult, or post tripe. That is because you are obviously a superior intellect!

Now, come with me to this round, rubber room and if you need to pee, PISS IN THE CORNER, DIMWIT!

Oh, and the nice doctor will be by shortly, and we can begin your lobotomy treatments. Don't worry, it can only improve your IQ.

Doctors saved my life a little over a year ago. I had a coronary triple bypass. I'm sure Dr. Frist has saved many lives. I think he'll be a good replacement for Trent Lott. Some of the more partisan Democrats are looking for dirt on Dr. Frist because they didn't like losing Trent Lott, who enable them once more to throw around the smear that all Republicans are racists.