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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:09 AM
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"Losing liberates them from having to even pretend to be civilized."
They Haven't Even Lost Yet

by digby

.... and they are already behaving as the rabid opposition we all know and love. This is from a former Bush speechwriter and published in a Virginia newspaper.


Friends, neighbors, and countrymen of the Left: I hate your lying guts


WHEN I WAS speechwriting at the White House, one rule was enforced without exception. The president would not be given drafts that lowered him or The Office by responding to the articulations of hatred that drove so many of his critics.

This rule was especially relevant to remarks that concerned the central topic of our times, Iraq. Having left the White House more than a year ago, I conclude that the immunizing effect of that rule must have expired, because I now find that I am infected with a hatred for the very quarter that inspired the rule--the deranged, lying left.

I never used to feel hatred for people such as Cindy Sheehan, Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover, or other pop-culture notables who, for example, sing the praises of Central American dictators while calling President Bush the greatest terrorist on earth. I do now...


More: http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2006_10_01_digbysblog_ar...
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:31 AM
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1. Hate speech without pretensions
How unlike the GOP :sarcasm:
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OKNancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:32 AM
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2. the author is

PAUL BURGESS ( Rightwing Idiot) of Spotsylvania County was director of foreign-policy speechwriting at the White House from October 2003 to July 2005.

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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:48 AM
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5. In other words...
...Someone who -- in saner days, by saner WHs -- would have had to have been an absolutely F***ing brilliant wordsmith to be allowed near a presidential speech. And even then, kept on the tightest of leashes.

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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:38 AM
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3. Here was an update that made an excellent point
about that whiny, elitist crank Burgess:

"One thing to keep in mind about this: he's not getting his hate on about politicians. It's about his fellow citizens. They complain mightily about "Bush hatred," and there's been plenty of it. But there's a difference between hating the leader of a political party and hating your fellow Americans. Take a look at the Amazon listings of political books and you'll see the difference is stark."

Sheehan is a "pop-culture notable"? Yeah, you know what Mr. Burgess? Fuck you. You have no respect for what this nation stands for, so why would you muster anything but hate (real or feigned) for Americans who are wise to you, your type of insider-operative, and your manipulative ways?

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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:42 AM
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4. The best news I've heard all week
We really got to one scumbag. I hope his hatred makes his heart burst in his chest.
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