Thursday, May 26, 2005

John Bolton's Nomination Stalled-A win for Progressive Online Activism

I think the Republicans are startled and worried that this last election has awoken the liberal beast. First, the White House and the Republicans have been absolutely stunned and blindsided by the liberal derailing of the Social Security issue. The clearly underestimated the opposition. Secondly, there was the Bankrupcy bill written by the credit card companies and horrible to regular folks. Normally in the past a bill like that would sail through under the radar. Now, we weren't able to stop them, but we turned it into a fight and shone a light on that bill.

Thirdly, we've stood down the White House abuse of power with the judges thing. However, things shake out, the compromise deal was a blow to the Republicans. Fourthly, we've stalled the John Bolton nomination. Why? There are scores and scores of very eminently qualified conservative and neo-conservative people out there who would do a great job at the UN. However, this administration picked the worst possible person, someone who's stated objective is to dismantle the UN. This guy is so bad that even Senator Voinovich of Ohio has strongly urged his colleagues to not vote for this guy. This is not simply Democratic obstruction, this guy is legitimately bad news.

I am getting more confident about Democratic online activism and its potential. Hopefully, we'll be in full form in 2006. There is a man called Rick Santorum who compared Democrats to Hitler (not quite dissimilar to a certain Bishop in Colorado who said Democrats are dancing with the devil). Well, Mr. Santorum, you will be hearing from us . . . shortly.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"There is a man called Rick Santorum who compared Democrats to Hitler"

And yet, silence from you about all the complete and utter wackos on the left with groups like MoveOn.org who leveled this charge against President Bush. No wonder those of us of a more conservative viewpoint think liberals lack credibility.

David B

11:41 AM  
Blogger Ono said...

If you are going to tell untruths, make them credible untruths.

The sad part is that you probably know the truth but chose to perpetuate misinformation. Move on took entries for an ad criticizing Bush. An entry was submitted on the website like thousands of others. Moveon removed it because it was inappropriate, but yet conservatives enjoy the lie that Moveon used it.

Who lacks credibility? Me, utter liberal whacko who reported the truth about Santorum's statement, or you, who has deliberately chosen to perpetuate a lie?

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deliberate? You now know my heart? Now that you mention it, I do recall that it was an ad/contest of some sort. Should it have even been accepted at all? Posted at all? I also said groups LIKE MoveOn.org. While I stand corrected that the charge comparing Bush to Hitler wasn't an official comment from MoveOn.org, their strident rhetoric certainly did nothing to disuade people from making such charges. And, MoveOn.org wasn't the only place such comments were posted at. Some of the anti-war marchers with A.N.S.W.E.R. displayed such signs. And, of course, this kind of attack is pretty common place at liberal web-sites like Democratic Underground.

So, perhaps I inadvertantly didn't have a detail correct, but such sentiments certainly do abound in liberal land.

David B

1:52 AM  
Blogger Ono said...

Okay, fair enough, I apologize, your mistatement about MoveOn was not deliberate. In fact, thinking about it, many liberals did compare Bush to Hitler, I recall Jcecil had a few posts in that regard. I did not agree with that but I think he presented his case.

But even in such cases when Bush has been compared to Hitler, I found that there are reasonable grounds given (I still think it goes too far). Nonetheless, Santorum has no grounds to even say what he did. Besides the Democrats have not done ONE thing differently than what Republicans have done in the past and presently do.

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Besides the Democrats have not done ONE thing differently than what Republicans have done in the past and presently do."

Oh, I don't know about that. I don't recall the Republican Party enshrining abortion rights in their party platform.

David B

1:02 PM  
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