Remember the halcyon days of the Republican Party when they were all about beating their chests and challenging people to "bring it on" and sticking it to the French with "Freedom Fries?" Yeah, those were the days.
Now they're trying to back out of debates, whining about vulgar language, complaining about being called unpatriotic, and basically acting like wimps. It's disappointing to me personally because I used to love to make fun of these Barney Rubble-types who seemed to act more like participants at a World Wrestling Entertainment function than serious thinkers. But alas, things have changed.
Take for instance an exchange that I recently had with babalu's resident Ding Dong eater, George Moneo. Yesterday morning he voiced his outrage over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's use of the word "unpatriotic" to describe Republican's efforts to politicize the bailout plan. I proceeded to point out to George that Republicans have been calling Democrats traitors, Communists and painting them as unpatriotic scumbags for the past 8 years and reminded him that he had done the same thing earlier this month. Cowboy up, I urged George. Here, see for yourself.
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That was all apparently too overwhelming for Moneo so he deleted my comments and decided not to deal with it. I know, I know it's not so surprising coming from the folks at babalu who are renown for not wanting to stand up to people with ideas different from theirs, but it's disappointing nonetheless. I mean, these are Republican extremists. They are supposed to be loud, crude, nationalistic, and hate-filled...but all we have now are pansies.
I don't know about you but I already pine for the old days when men were men and torture was just another way to express your patriotism.
My IP has officially been placed on babalu's "screened commenter" list, which means my comments have to be "approved" before they are posted. How many do you think will make it through that filter, folks?
You know, it wouldn't be a big deal if I had threatened them or cursed at them or posted using a pseudonym. But all I did was disagree with them. It's amazing that they are so scared of people just not seeing things the way they do. Everyone has to be in lockstep or they're silenced.
They do the same thing 90 miles from Key West. It's so friggin' ironic. They are no better than the man they hate so much.