October 17, 2006

Nutroots: Hey, That Schlesinger Guy Is Pretty Sharp!

The Lefty bloggers are all gushing over CT Republican Senate candidate Alan Schlesinger after yesterday's debate with Ned Lamont and Joe Lieberman.

Man, how sad is that? They see their guy floundering because he can't gain traction with any voter who isn't on board with the nutroots and Republicans are rallying behind Joe.

So they figure, hey, if they can just convince CT Republicans that this Schlesinger guy is the bee's knees then maybe they'll vote for him even though he hasn't a snowball's chance in hell of winning. Because unless Republicans (and Republican-leaning Independents) drop their steadfast support for Lieberman it's Ned Lamont who doesn't have a snowball's chance.

Ace puts it this way:

Connecticut Republican voters -- go out there and vote for Schlesinger! Because Jane Hamsher told you to, and you're as retarded as she thinks you are!
Gee, Jane. You've opened my eyes! Why vote for Joe Lieberman when we have a perfectly good Republican in the race? What was I thinking? Jeez.

Nice try, sweetheart.

Now, what else have you got?


Dean Barnett muses about this silliness:

Perhaps the Nutroots have turned over a new leaf and henceforth will practice a more civil form of political warfare. Either that, or they think simple-minded Republicans will be gulled into supporting Schlesinger because heÂ’s winning rave reviews from the left wing blogosphere.

Markos, please listen to me – I know you think yourself a kingmaker, but Republicans really don’t care what you think.

Tell you what, guys. If you like Schlesinger so much, you vote for him.


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October 16, 2006

Treasonous Left-Wing Activist Goes Up The River

Terrorist lawyer Lynne Stewart, who passed along secret messages from the Blind Sheik to his Islamofascist minions, was sentenced to 28 months in the Big House for aiding and abetting.

Stewart was arrested six months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, along with Mohamed Yousry, an Arabic interpreter, and Ahmed Abdel Sattar, a U.S. postal worker. The two men also were to receive their sentences Monday.

Yousry and Stewart, both convicted of providing material support to terrorists, were facing up to 30 years in prison. Sattar, convicted of conspiracy to kill and kidnap people in a foreign country, could face life in prison.

In addition to the material support conviction, Stewart was also convicted of defrauding the government and making false statements for breaking her promise to abide by government rules to keep the sheik from communicating with his followers.

She should consider herself lucky. She could have gotten thirty years.

We will make no distinction between the terrorists and those who assist them. That includes Left-wing radical lawyers who think they're above the law.

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October 13, 2006

Air America Is Chapter 11

The sad venture that is Air America is officially as bankrupt financially as they are ideologically.

Simple accounting, really. $4 million in assets less $20 million in liabilities equals $16 million in the hole = miserable failures.

To paraphrase Yoda: "Lost their audience the Liberals have. How embarrassing. How embarrassing."

Jonah Goldberg sums it up best:

If very large numbers of people wanted to listen to Air America, Air America wouldn't be bankrupt. Money would have rolled in and this keystone cops stuff would have remained invisible. But despite the best efforts of very serious Progressive types and ample up front investment and enormous free publicity and goodwill from the mainstream media, the thing still bombed. Air America was launched on the assumption that "if you build it, they will come." They didn't. And that's the moral of the story few on the left will ever admit or call attention to.

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The Left's One-Sided View Of Free Speech

Peggy Noonan's column this morning is a must-read. She looks at several stark examples this week of how the Left doesn't want to debate but rather educate. Because, you see, so many of us out there are just uninformed idiots. And God forbid you disagree.

Let us be more pointed. Students, stars, media movers, academics: They are always saying they want debate, but they don't. They want their vision imposed. They want to win. And if the win doesn't come quickly, they'll rush the stage, curse you out, attempt to intimidate.

And they don't always recognize themselves to be bullying. So full of their righteousness are they that they have lost the ability to judge themselves and their manner.

And all this continues to come more from the left than the right in America.

Which is, at least in terms of timing, strange. The left in America--Democrats, liberals, Bush haters, skeptics of many sorts--seems to be poised for a significant electoral victory. Do they understand that if it comes it will be not because of Columbia, Streisand, O'Donnell, et al., but in spite of them?

What is most missing from the left in America is an element of grace--of civic grace, democratic grace, the kind that assumes disagreements are part of the fabric, but we can make the fabric hold together. The Democratic Party hasn't had enough of this kind of thing since Bobby Kennedy died. What also seems missing is the courage to ask a question. Conservatives these days are asking themselves very many questions, but I wonder if the left could tolerate asking itself even a few. Such as: Why are we producing so many adherents who defy the old liberal virtues of free and open inquiry, free and open speech? Why are we producing so many bullies? And dim dullard ones, at that.

Read the whole thing here.

Former Nazi looks at today's young Leftists and basically says Hitler would have been proud. Gateway Pundit has the story.

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