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The Bizarro Left, Redux

After reading this report by Bill Hobbs, I am satisfied that the poster I wrote about yesterday did indeed come from Craig Fitzhugh's office. Which is a shame. I was really hoping it was a hoax. As it stands, my faith in humanity just took a nose dive. Below is my post from yesterday - the one I put on hold because I wasn't sure of the veracity of the claims. Please note that the refenced Jeff Danziger cartoon has since been taken down. See Michelle Malkin for details on that. I did save the cartoon, it's in a link in the post below. I reprint this post because, well, I want to. My bewilderment at the behavior of the left grows every day.
Via Michelle Malkin comes this poster, put out by Tennessee Democrats in a race for a state House seat in District 82. The flyer is being distributed by Democrat Craig Fitzhugh. Click for larger image. Nevermind that the poster calls Bush voters retarded. I've been called worse. I'm sure you have. And I'm sure that's what they had in mind when they made the poster; to make people who vote for Bush feel mentally deficient. I think they forgot that they're supposed to be the party of inclusion; the party that embraces diffrerences in everyone, the party that wants the whole world to treat each other respectfully and join hands and just get along. So why did they put out a poster that ridicules Special Olympics particpants? Because that is exactly what this poster does. It takes a wonderful event and turns into a cheap, juvenile joke. Oh, I know the cliche has been around the internet a long time, used in various forms on various sites. It's not like the Democrats who used the poster made the saying up. But they used it, in a campaign ad. No, in an anti-campaign ad. This is where black hatred leads, folks. It leads you to say and do things without thinking. Case in point: Jeff Danziger, liberal cartoon editorialist. Click for bigger. How's that for blatant racism. Now, isn't the left supposed to be anti-racist? Or is it ok to make racist comments - or deride the retarded - as long as it is helping your side make a statement? Oh, wait. It's ok! See, some of Jeff's best friends are, well, you know. Oh sure, Republicans say ugly things. Republicans say mean things. I know all your comment talking points already. But I though the whole of the left prided themselves on being politically correct, on being kind to everyone and never uttering a racist word much less even using the word retarded. I mean, ten years ago when I was entrenched in the world of the left, I would never dream that one day a man like "Screw Them" Kos would be hailed as a leader. What a long, strange trip it's been from the days when all they wanted was peace and love to the days of hurling racism and hurling rocks. No wonder there are no good protest songs coming out of that camp. How many windows must a liberal smash? just does not have the same ring as How how many years can some people exist before they're allowed to be free? How could the people who embrace such things as multi-culti crayons also embrace this? I was about to say that we only have twenty days left of this, then I smacked myself upside the head and called myself retarded. This isn't going to end. If Bush wins, it will get worse. In the days after a Kerry win - after a brief Nelson Muntz cry of HA-HA! - will a hush fall over the nation when millions of anti-Bush stalwarts realize they put in power a man they don't really like? See, either way, the bizarre bouts of hatred and pettiness and mirror-image behavior will remain. Unless, of course, they find a cure for hatred! I mean, while they're making campaign promises to cure juvenile diabetes, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and to heal the sick and raise and raise the dead and whatever else Edwards is promising with his Benny Hin impersonation, they might just cure what ails the left.

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Comments

Danziger just proved himself an evolutionary branch or two above Ted Rall by the cartoon's removal.

But then, it's not hard to be above bubbling pond scum.

Well, at least you can always count on the Tennessee Democrats to be consistent. Consistently ingorant. I lived in western NC for many years, and I'm glad the Appalachians ran along the border. If they weren't there the stench from Tennessee may have drifted into NC and ruined property values, nah mean? What are they drinking over there? Oh, Jack Daniels and their bath water. Wait, what's the difference? Sorry, I know the previous lines were not fair to the rest of Tennessee, but you'll get over it.

Who's the dirty little monkey that came up with this ad campaign anyways? How much of an asshole do you have to be before a poster like that doesn't make sensitivity alarms go off? I can't wait to see what kind of ants in the pants dance the Democrats are gonna to do shake themselves loose from these Tennessee guys.

"I was about to say that we only have twenty days left of this, then I smacked myself upside the head..."

Same thing here, because I suddenly remembered how long the 2000 election debacle dragged on. Only 20 days left until the first lawsuit is filed contesting the election! Fasten those seatbelts, kids.

My bewilderment at the behavior of the right grows every day too!

"The United States has refused to join 85 heads of state and government in signing a statement that endorsed a 10-year-old U.N. plan to ensure every woman's right to education, healthcare and choice about having children. The Bush administration said it withheld its signature because the statement included a reference to 'sexual rights.'"

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-fg-populate14oct14,1,5730755.story?coll=la-news-a_section

is this administration representative of who you are?

i am for fiscal conservatism and i believe women have the right to make their own informed choices, which is why i cannot vote to put bush back in.

I'm also upset, the Left dug up my garden last night.

Quoting Michelle "Internment Camps Are A Good Thing" Malkin does nothing to help the cause.

The original cartoon has been used an infinite amount of times on the web for a myriad of useless things people have arguing about. I, of course, have never used it because it's rather mean. But the righteous uproar (ha ha!) when Dear Leader's face appears to cross the line for some. Oh well.

"is this administration representative of who you are?"

It doesn't matter, because The Terrorists Are Coming To Kill Everyone and take your wallet and garbage cans too.

Taking the garbage cans eh? Now that's just crossing the goddamned line.

Sorry, I'm still not buying it. I don't see anything unreasonable in the AP account. Guilty until proven innocent, I guess.

I know, I know. I'm shutting up now. Sorry.

Leave Tennessee alone. Tennessee is the birth place of the tooth brush. If it had been invented anywhere else, it would be called the teeth brush.

Solonor

We're just going on a preponderance of evidence here so far...I haven't seen anything comparible from the rightwing this election season, have you?

And, you know, even fancy-pants PhD holding Leftists seem enamored of using "retarded" when it's for a "good cause"
I think someone asked in comments recently something along the lines of "Who are we going to see tonight? The angry frat boy or the retarded chimp." I think the answer is, "angry retarded chimp."

norbizness, does that make "the left" more of a nuisance than terrorism or less of a nuisance than terrorism?

The cartoon, of course, was an alteration of the cartoon that's been going around the Net: "Arguing on the Internet is like racing in the Special Olympics, even if you win -", etc.

It was vile, offensive, and idiotic in its original incarnation, but that didn't stop hundreds of people from posting it or repeating the quote from it. Do a Google search for it and see for yourself.

Avenge the Special Olympics, Michele.

Quoting Michelle "Internment Camps Are A Good Thing" Malkin does nothing to help the cause.

...and referring to Malkin in that matter helps you how, exactly?

In that maNNer... Sigh.

I would like to thank all of the commenters that made Michele's point for her. You've been wonderful, people. Truly.

I don't know how to create working links, but here's an article about what we can probably expect if Bush should win.

http://www.nypost.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/20181.htm

Shorter wow wee: look over there!

Darleen,

We're just going on a preponderance of evidence here so far...I haven't seen anything comparible from the rightwing this election season, have you?

Preponderance? I haven't seen it yet. It sounds like a little hearsay, a little bad character witnessing, and a little he-said she-said to me. The logic Malkin/Hobbs advance is based on the sign being available from the Fitzhugh campaign office for two weeks, but only the two week number, not the distribution from the campaign office, is supported by any of the hearsay evidence they cite.

Do you really think that people have been complaining for two weeks about a poster from an official Democratic campaign office before someone finally went in, got one, and gave it to his opponent and/or the Democrats finally realized it was offensive and threw it out? Honestly, I find that scenario difficult to believe, and I would say the same thing regardless of the party affliation of those involved.

In answer to your other question: no, I haven't seen anything this offensive officially available from Republican campaign offices. Even if I had, that would be attempting to apply relative morality and we all know what a no-no that is around here ;). I haven't seen any evidence at all supporting the "dirty trick" claim, however, so I'd say whoever is saying that is just making crap up. It's quite possible there's been a Fitzhugh supporter handing these out on the sly, thinking that they help his cause.

Only 20 days left until the first lawsuit is filed contesting the election!

You're a few weeks off, as the first lawsuits - claiming racial discrimination, improper removal from voter rolls, fraud, etc. - have already been filed in several venues around the nation. Estimates as their number have already hit 30+...

Sucks, but what are ya gonna do?