Gimme an f'ing break.
I gave up writing political posts for a few weeks because all I could muster from all of the ridiculous accusations from the GOP was "gimme an f'ing break." Not the most astute political insight ever offered online, and not quite what I wanted to put my name under. But the following scripts provided over at thinkprogress show the two-facedness of this White House in the ugliness that has come to characterize this election.
How can the President possibly say he is not lowering the "tone" in Washington when he is saying that Democrats want the terrorists to win? Does any person of good faith actually, truly believe that Democrats want the terrorists to win? Why is no one asking him this question? Bush's contention (that if you don't want to fight this war the way he has laid it out, then you must not want to beat terrorism) is the most asinine thing I've ever heard, second only to those people who say that pro-choice people are pro-abortion. Nobody in their right mind is pro-abortion. Nobody I know--even my raving lefty womyn friends with NARAL bumperstickers--is pro-abortion. But because we don't agree with the Right's determination of how to stop unwanted pregnancies and how to reduce the number of abortions, we must all therefore be in favor of killing embryos. Like I said, gimme an f'ing break.
And so it goes with Iraq specifically and our War on Terror generally: if you disagree with this President's handling of the war, with his determination of how the war should play out, with his decisions about exit strategies and troop support, then clearly you must be pro-terrorist, or at the very least, apathetic about American freedom and American lives.
I'm tempted to finish with another "gimme" statement, but perhaps this is a more mom-approved statement from a great Republican:
May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
--Dwight D. Eisenhower