More Stupid Remarks, More Mock Outrage
Democrats are upset at remarks made by Karl Rove.
Rove, Bush's chief political adviser, said in a speech Wednesday that "liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers." Conservatives, he told the New York state Conservative Party just a few miles north of Ground Zero, "saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war."
Not surprisingly, Democrats are acting with the same kind of mock outrage that the right cast at Dick Durbin’s remarks last week. Apparently, our leaders are very easily offended these day. And, apparently, saying something stupid is now grounds for opponents to call for your resignation.
All that aside, Rove is pretty much lying. Oh, there were a few fringe liberals such as the editors of The Progressive that wanted to send in UN troops to arrest Osama Bin Laden but, give me a break, those are pretty out-there liberals. All but one elected Democrat in congress voted for the military action in Afghanistan. For goodness sake, even FRANCE supported military action.
As far as spin goes, Rove’s comments are twirling out towards Pluto. But the Democrats quick and harsh reaction does tell you the party is pretty self-conscious about its “weak on defense” image. No rational American would believe Rove’s remarks. Democrats should have just let it pass and it would have gotten no publicity.