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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Joel Stein tells it how cowardly Dems wish they could

My knee-jerk response to Joel Stein's LA Times piece was anger. While there is plenty to be angry about, the core portion of the article hits a bullseye debunking that silly premise that one can be vocally, underminingly, demoralizingly against war in Iraq but for the troops. As much of a creep as Stein is, he does what his fellow liberals are scared to do: Lump the war and the troops in the same "bad" bucket. He even claims that the troops are making an immoral and unjust decision when they pull the trigger. The positives I can say about Stein are that he is up front about how he believes (unlike many of his comrades) and is consistent.

Now to the negatives. Stein has exercised his freedom of speech to reveal that his contempt for the military and the sacrifices they have made to buy his rights. Every psuedo-positive item he might allude to about the troops is connected with a vile, disgusting statement. Here are some winners:

"Supporting the troops is a position that even Calvin is unwilling to urinate on."

"I'm sure I'd like the troops. They seem gutsy, young and up for anything. If you're wandering into a recruiter's office and signing up for eight years of unknown danger, I want to hang with you in Vegas."

"Load up on those patriotic magnets and bracelets and other trinkets the Chinese are making money off of."

"We know we're sending recruits to do our dirty work, and we want to seem grateful."

"I do sympathize with people who joined up to protect our country, especially after 9/11, and were tricked into fighting in Iraq. I get mad when I'm tricked into clicking on a pop-up ad, so I can only imagine how they feel."

"I'm not advocating that we spit on returning veterans like they did after the Vietnam War, but we shouldn't be celebrating people for doing something we don't think was a good idea. All I'm asking is that we give our returning soldiers what they need: hospitals, pensions, mental health and a safe, immediate return. But, please, no parades.

Seriously, the traffic is insufferable."
This guy obviously views himself as the center of the universe and it stands out that he does not have a clue to reality. He also tips his hand by hinting that Kosovo was a good war because it is fighting "ethnic genocide". I guess the thousands of victims of Saddam: murdered, tortured, raped, etc. do not count as genocide; or they do not count because they were not ethnic. And of course he throws around the liberals favorite slogan "American Imperialism" for good measure.

Ok, so he is honest and upfront. Ok, so he has freedom of speech (purchased by those he loaths) so he won't go to jail for his words. However, the LA Times allowing this nonsense in their paper is foolish and offensive beyond measure. While they have the right to freedom of the press, they do not have the right for their paper to be purchased. I wonder how many precious remaining subscriptions this piece will cost the Times? Do they know what they are doing or on the day they close their doors will they be scratching their heads and wondering what went wrong?

I wonder how many liberals this piece will embolden to show their true colors?


  • At 8:22 AM, Blogger Malott said…

    I appreciate Stein's comments because I believe he is being more honest than most Dems and others on the Left. They believe the troops are as guilty as the president and that's why they feel justified in undermining the war effort and encouraging the enemy.

    You've probably heard, they loathe the military.

  • At 8:58 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    Chris, thanks for your comments. We are in agreement on the fact that other Dems and lefties really feel this way but are too scared to admit it.

    While Stein states they should not spit on the returning vets, his comments lend me to believe he fantasizes about it. His mindset is no different from Vietnam era libs who did spit on our boys. He just knows we won't tolerate it again.

    The real question now that Stein has written this piece is what are the Dems going to do with it. Neutrality should not be sufficient. They should be pressed to embrace or denounce it. If they do denounce it, they will have to be good actors or we will easily see the duplicity.


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