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Bush Administration, conservatism

MoveOn has a new ad:

The Right is working itself into a snit over this one, too. I learned about it from a troll, in fact.

If there are any righties reading this, let me say that I appreciate your outrage, and I hope you bring this ad to public attention so that Americans everywhere will see it and know what MoveOn says about the President.

Really. I mean it. Don’t hold back.

It hasn’t been all that long since some rightwingers were calling Bush a traitor because of his immigration policies, but they seem to have forgotten that. Or else they don’t connect the President Bush pushing “shamnesty” with the President Bush pushing the surge. The rightie brain is a wondrous thing.

Also today the righties are passing around an absolutely nonsensical knockoff of the “betrayus” ad with General Eisenhower photoshopped in. Oliver Willis:

Not getting enough traction for their campaign saying Hillary Clinton should apologize for an ad from MoveOn she had nothing to do with, the mental midgets at Redstate have photoshopped General Eisenhower into a knockoff of the MoveOn ad.

You know, except Gen. Eisenhower won the war in Europe and his commander in chief was a far left Democrat, Franklin Roosevelt. But whatever, let them play.

Other than their both being generals, I see no historical parallels between Ike and Petraeus. I suspect the Ike ad is one of those things only a rightie could appreciate. Or an idiot. But I repeat myself.

Meanwhile, Rudy Giuliani wants you to know he’s a tough guy. How’s he doing this, you ask? Promising to catch Osama bin Laden? Promising (thinking of Ike and Korea) to “go to Iraq”? The Swamp explains:

Try this on for triangulation. The liberal group MoveOn.org runs a controversial full-page New York Times ad critical of Gen. David Petraeus, pretty much saying he’s a traitor.

Rudy Giuliani then takes out his own full-page New York Times ad but instead of attacking MoveOn.org, he pummels Sen. Hillary Clinton for not denouncing the MoveOn.org ad, and for asking tough questions of the general at the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing this week.

The Times’s advertising department may be the only winner in any of this.

I, for one, appreciate Rudy’s calling this to our attention. In fact, I hope that whenever a Democrat asks tough questions of generals or White House officials about the war, Rudy will take out more ads calling this to our attention. And I hope he doesn’t stop with the New York Times. This calls for a prime time television ad campaign! Go for it, Rudy!

Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor, wants to drive home the point that he’s the Republican who has the best chance to beat Clinton in a general-election message. He wants Republican and independent voters to envision him competing fiercely with her in the general election.

Yeah, that’s just the thing to show the nation how tough he’d be against terrorism! Insult Hillary Clinton!

As I recall, when then First Lady Clinton ran for the New York Senate seat in 2000, she engaged in some television debates with her opponent, Rick Lazio. And in one of those debates, Lazio walked over to Clinton’s podium waving a piece of paper that he said was a pledge not to use unregulated soft money, and he challenged Clinton to sign it. He meant it to be a big dramatic moment, but he came across as a bully trying to intimidate a woman. The gesture backfired on Lazio, big time. I bet the Senator remembers that, too.

Go ahead, righties — make my day.

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  1. moonbat  •  Sep 14, 2007 @11:47 pm

    For another extreme, far right perspective, see Steven Colbert liken Rudy (and the whole GOP) to a Klingon, in his Word of the day, “Honor”:

    http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/62595/

  2. erinyes  •  Sep 15, 2007 @12:34 am
  3. Swami  •  Sep 15, 2007 @1:36 am

    WOW….erinyes

    Do you believe President Bush’s actions justify impeachment? * 559349 responses

    Yes, between the secret spying, the deceptions leading to war and more, there is plenty to justify putting him on trial.
    89%

    No, like any president, he has made a few missteps, but nothing approaching “high crimes and misdemeanors.”
    4.2%

    No, the man has done absolutely nothing wrong. Impeachment would just be a political lynching.
    5.1%

    I don’t know.
    1.9%

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