Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Where Are The Republican Blowhards Now?

Reading through the comments section of some right wing blogs reveals all that needs to be known about the way the right are going to react to Obama and every tight situation he finds himself in.

In the recent case of piracy off the coast of Somalia, it's fair to say that nothing Obama did was ever going to win their approval. They had written their script in advance and were not going to allow reality to change their opinion.

In this right wing blog, when some commenter's note that the leader gets either the blame or the glory for such missions, he is quickly reminded of what the score really is in such circumstances:

We are at war against the Socialist-in-Chief. I, for one, will take any opportunity possible to cut his legs out from under him. I could care less about the circumstances.
Now, obviously the views of one commentator do not reflect the views of all at Red State, but that's certainly a fairly prevalent view amongst the right wing. The same people who demanded that it was the patriotic duty of all Americans to support the Commander in Chief at a time of war, now argue that they themselves are at war with the Commander in Chief. This is the kind of argument the right wing used to make when Bush was in power:
Today's very different Democratic Party is said to be playing with treason - even by outraged leaders within its ranks - to destroy the nation's wartime Republican president. Critics aren't using that word lightly. But with many liberal politicians having cut their teeth in the protest movement against the war in Vietnam - a movement characterized by militant displays of support for the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese enemy - treason is something to be taken lightly. But two important political commentators with large national audiences recently have compiled damning indictments: Mona Charen in her best-selling Useful Idiots: How Liberals Got It Wrong in the Cold War and Still Blame America First (Regnery), and Ann Coulter in her blockbuster Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism (Crown/Forum). The main difference from Lincoln's day is that the president's enemies are attacking him in the name of "supporting our troops."
And now they've flipped sides without even blinking. What they are engaging in used to be referred to - by themselves, a very short time ago - as treason; now it's your patriotic duty to oppose the "Socialist-in-Chief".

It's no wonder that these ideologues are held is such low esteem by the general public. They have no credibility. They are simply hate mongers.

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