Have a Brock... Make it a Double
March 26, 2002
By W. David Jenkins III
Well, well, well. I guess it's official now. After years
of right-wing pundits and other forms of silliness making
fun of Hillary's claim of a "vast right-wing conspiracy" we
all finally find out what most of us already knew. Hillary
Oh, I know that the conservatives are practically wetting
themselves over Bernard Goldberg's book (which shall remain
nameless here). But they're also wetting themselves over David
Brock's book, "Blinded By the Right." And they're tripping
over themselves between the two books. Once again, their hypocrisy
is getting in the way. See, in order for them to hail one
book, they also have to hail the other. And that is causing
them quite a bit of anguish. And their squirming dilemma is
I haven't read the whole book yet. Actually, I've been having
a bit of fun listening to the "call in" shows and watching
Washington Journal and others. The wrath of the conservatives
is unparalleled when it comes to Mr. Brock. The most intelligent
argument against his book is "Well, if he said he was lying
then, how do we know he's not lying now?" And that has become
the new mantra for the right when asked about the book. That's
the talking point. That's the best they could come up with.
Can you say "desperation", boys and girls? Sure you can.
I have to admit, I was surprised that the media gave this
guy the time of day. Each time he was on, Mr. Brock held his
own against the callers and whoever was interviewing him.
He stated over and over, "I was wrong. I was lying. There
really WAS a right-wing conspiracy." Did you guys hear him?
Wasn't it great?
And then a week later the media comes out with the story
that the Whitewater investigation was a $73 million dollar
waste of money. The truth is out. The Republicans are the
real sore losers. They wasted eight plus years and millions
of dollars - your dollars - because they couldn't deal with
the fact that the Reagan/Bush Era was the worst thing to ever
happen to the later 20th century American people.
Their corrupt and disgusting dream was over and they couldn't
deal with it. So they spent their time and our money trying
to paint Bill Clinton as the devil and they failed. In fact,
they're still trying and they are still failing. Trust me,
there is no way that Little Bush is gonna strut out of office
in three years riding as high as Clinton did. The truth is
The week or so that Brock was allowed to appear was heaven.
We heard him say it. The Republican Jihad was a reality. And
it still is. These yahoos are still at it. And we all know
what they're doing.
Gale Norton is out there lying to Katie Couric about clean
air standards. Trent Lott has waged war against the Democrats
because they wouldn't let a racist on the federal bench. Mitch
McConnell is gonna take campaign finance reform to court because
he needs Chinese money to get re-elected 'cause Americans
won't give him any.
O'Reilly and Rush are going to continue to pump oral flatulence
on the airwaves while George Will wonders if his words don't
sound as stupid as his hair piece looks. Rumsfeld and Powell
will continue to round 'em up and send 'em to countries that
allow torture while Cheney continues to negotiate pipeline
plans disguised as the "War on Terrorism" on his boss's son's
Bush will continue to talk tough about not being afraid of
"two-bit terrorists" while hoping nobody notices that he's
scared to death of the people he restricts to "First Amendment
Zones." And then there's Tom DeLay who's always happy to go
on Fox News Sunday to blame everything from terrorism to the
moldy leftovers you have in the back of your refrigerator
on Bill Clinton. But it's not going to work anymore.
Because we know they are hopeless, pathetic liars. Everything
they blamed on Clinton is really their fault.
The crappy economy is their fault. Enron is their fault.
The corporate monopoly on the media is their fault. 9/11 is
their fault. If they hadn't been wasting valuable intelligence
resources on Clinton's zipper or Condit's "relationship,"
maybe, just maybe we would've had a better handle on things.
Rising gas prices are their fault. Lost jobs are their fault.
Fox News is their fault. "Joanie Loves Chachi" and Bob Sagett
are their fault. Global warming is their fault. The fact that
social security will be gone when you and I retire is their
fault. "Celebrity Boxing" and 'Survivor" is their fault. Letterman
becoming unfunny and trivial is their fault. The death of
true journalism is their fault. Britney Spears is their fault.
I was late for work the other day. That's their fault too.
The eroding of our civil rights and right to privacy is their
fault. My paper was late this morning and my bed isn't made.
That's their fault too. In fact, everything that's wrong with
everything is their fault.
Okay, I know. I got a little carried away. But, damn that
felt good! Thank you, David Brock. Thanks to you, now we can
stop banging our heads against a cinder block.
Well, at least until the next time Bush Jr. opens his yap