That Republican civility...again

Monday, August 21, 2006 at 05:43 PM

While so many right wingers pretend to be upset about the supposed lack of civility afflicting "the left" (which I guess means me, though this sure doesn't feel like the left), there certainly has never been any lack of evidence that the Republicans and their supporters are about as civil as nightstick trying to make the acquaintance of some flesh.

1. Titles of posts about Democrats on the blog section of the official RNC site, (most authored by the same person, Katie MacGuidwin):

Democrats Cozy Up To Uber-Liberal Loony George Soros

Pelosi's Partisan Blindness To Entitlement Spending Troubles

Democrats Use Images Of Dead Soldiers For Political And Monetary Gains

Weak Dem Proposals Could Strengthen Insurgency

Dems Defeatist Plans Get Defeated

Dems Are Deeply Divided, But They All Agree On Abandoning Iraq

The Real Danger Of Cut-And-Run: Ending The Stream Of Progress

Reid's Left Wing Love Affair Not Sitting Well At Home...

Dean, DNC's Politicizing of Tragedy Does Not Go Unnoticed

2. Comments on Free Republic message board in response to a news story about the group of Iraq vets running for office as Democrats in this election:

++To: Anti-Bubba182; Congressman Billybob

In an Army/Marine Corps group of 200,000 people who have served over there, it's easy to find 40 "rent-a-vet" to parade around and mouth the international socialist's agenda.

But that is ALL they are; No experience at all in politics, law, business OR ANYTHING ELSE (except possibly reservists who have had other careers), except their ability/duplicity in democrat (er, socialist's) talking points.

++To: SkyPilot
Luckily for our nation, the Howard Dean wing types of Democrats rarely serve our country. It's probably safe to say that those who do are one of the smallest special interest groups you can find in a unit or base. I only met a few in my Air Force career and observed that they were some of the most miserable people ever. Talking to them, you could almost swear they were draftees. Most said they joined to get training or money for college but I personally thought they were there as a fifth column.

++To: West Coast Conservative
Thankfully we have Kerry and Murtha as examples that just because someone is a veteran doesn't mean necessarily that they won't backstab their country.

++To: mewzilla
Yep it's the Rent a Vet Program... After serving under five different CICs it was obvious that pay and readiness take a hit when a Dem is running the show. I see these guys as having sold their souls.

++To: SkyPilot
"The only Democrats I knew when I was in the military were incompetent, gay, or bipolar."

To a great extent, that carries over to the population at large...

+++To: Non-Sequitur [apparently referring to one of the Democratic candidates who lost both legs in Iraq]

For the record, I think it is ghoulish the way she dresses to show her prostheses. In many respects she seems like a credible candidate, though. It would be a shame for Hyde's seat to go dem, though.

3. From a Cal Thomas column after Lieberman went down in flames:

Taliban wing has captured Democratic Party
By Cal Thomas

Thursday, August 10, 2006

The narrow primary defeat of veteran senator Joe Lieberman in Connecticut's Democratic primary is more than a loss for one man. It is a loss for his party and for the country. It completes the capture of the Democratic Party by its Taliban wing.

They used to be "San Francisco Democrats," a phrase coined by former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Jeane Kirkpatrick to describe the party's 1984 convention. But they have now morphed into Taliban Democrats because they are willing to "kill" one of their own, if he does not conform to the narrow and rigid agenda of the party's kook fringe.

Gosh, he didn't mention the Repub candidates who suddenly faced primary opponents upon going public with criticism of the ruling Republican Politburo; or the Repub who found himself displaced because he had the audacity to sanction DeLay while serving on the ethics committee; or the neutering of General Shinseki upon telling people that Iraq would require several hundred thousand American troops.  And I have this nasty feeling that "Not-Silent-Enough Cal" would take great offense at hearing the right wing of the Republican Party referred to as the "Nazi Wing."