Political Rhetoric? At a FUNERAL??? Oh, MY!!!
By The Lobotomist
Friday, February 10, 2006 at 02:05 AM
While we all consider the weeping, wailing, gnashing of teeth and rending of garments by our conservative friends who were shocked and outraged by the four sentences uttered by two individuals at Coretta Scott King's funeral, let's see if we can find OTHER examples of political attacks that violated the decorum of someone ELSE's funeral.
Come on! It'll be FUN!!!Guess who said it... and where! (The "politicized remarks" are highlighted for your reading enjoyment.)
A. "Against the advice of the timid, he sent a chilling message to authoritarian governments everywhere that the civilized world would not rest until freedom reigned in every corner of the globe."
B. "While others worried, President Reagan persevered. When others weakened, President Reagan stood tall. When others stepped back, President Reagan stepped forward. And he did it all with great humility, with great charm and with great humor. "
C. "When Ronald Reagan was sworn in as our 40th president, this nation was gripped by a powerful malaise, inflation and unemployment were soaring, and the Soviet Union was winning the Cold War."
D. "Some in the West, during the early 1980s, believed communism and democracy were equally valid and viable. This was the school of moral equivalence. In contrast, Ronald Reagan saw Soviet communism as a menace to be confronted in the genuine belief that its squalid underpinnings would fall swiftly to the gathering winds of freedom, provided as he said, that NATO and the industrialized democracies stood firm and united. They did. And we know now who was right. "
E. "Others prophesied the decline of the West; he inspired America and its allies with renewed faith in their mission of freedom. Others saw only limits to growth; he transformed a stagnant economy into an engine of opportunity. Others hoped, at best, for an uneasy cohabitation with the Soviet Union; he won the Cold War - not only without firing a shot, but also by inviting enemies out of their fortress and turning them into friends."
A. Denny Hastert at Ronald Reagan's Funeral
B. Denny Hastert at Ronald Reagan's Funeral
C. Alaska Senator Ted Stevens at Ronald Reagan's Funeral
D. Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney at Ronald Reagan's Funeral
E. Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at Ronald Reagan's Funeral.
But please remember -- it's only BAD when LIBERALS do it.
Thank you for playing!
Lobotomy Radio Sandwich -- the Podcast
Thick, Meaty Slices of a Progressive Brain