Here is a link to Sally Kohn's diary on Daily Kos. I generally don't read Kos simply because it pisses me off so much, being a complete lefty fat-headed site (with all due respect to those of you who may love it). But doesn't Kohn's post highlight a few ugly facts, perhaps, about the state of progressives at the moment? If Kohn's words resonate among the readers of Kos, I completely despair. I am no friend to George Bush, but this kind of article reminds me of the mindless Clinton haters, the ones who actually believed he'd had his friends killed and that he obviously ran/runs some kind of satanic liberal blow job-receiving cabal of people trying to turn the US communist, gay and immoral. It saddens me beyond belief to see people on the left engaging in the same kind of almost-laughable, mindless, stupid hate. Bush is a complete failure, morally, politically and intellectually. He is an embarrassment and an ongoing liability of enormous potential danger to the United States and our allies. I dislike him on such a veritable rainbow of levels that I find it difficult to know where one shade of dislike starts and another ends. But to go where Sally goes? Unbelievable.
In case you're wondering, her post begins like this:
"I know I'm a Jewish lesbian and he'd probably have me killed. But still, the guy speaks some blunt truths about the Bush Administration that make me swoon...Okay, I admit it. Part of it is that he just looks cuddly. Possibly cuddly enough to turn me straight. I think he kind of looks like Kermit the Frog. Sort of. With smaller eyes. But that’s not all… I want to be very clear. There are certainly many things about Ahmadinejad that I abhor — locking up dissidents, executing of gay folks, denying the fact of the Holocaust, potentially adding another dangerous nuclear power to the world and, in general, stifling democracy. Even still, I can’t help but be turned on by his frank rhetoric calling out the horrors of the Bush Administration and, for that matter, generations of US foreign policy preceding."
Pardon my french, but Sally Kohn is a f*^&ing moron. Ahmadinejad tortures and kills people, he imprisons dissidents, he spreads hate, he has burgeoning nuclear capability--but HEY! HE HATES GEORGE BUSH AS MUCH AS I DO! HE CAN'T BE ALL BAD!! Because a despicable human being dislikes Bush, he's now "cute"? He makes you "swoon?" Who writes this sh*t about a piece of human garbage like Ahmadinejad and expects to ever be taken seriously again?
Sally is a mess, and this post unfortunately displays the sad extent of it. Ahmadinejad is a hateful, evil and dangerous man.
You know, the kind of guy only a Bush-hater--and, more importantly, a self-hater--could love.