And now, of course, the calls of media bias start. Look, folks- the reason the media is covering the Rove smear more than the alleged Durbin smear is because by and large, the people in the media can read. Durbin’s remarks, one more time:
If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime — Pol Pot or others — that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners.
No matter how many times you say it, he did not call our soldiers Nazis. He just didn’t. It was a stupid remark to make given that he had to know it would be distorted, but there is no way to claim he called the troops Nazis unless you just see whatever you want to see.
The reason Rove’s remarks are being attacked as a stab in the back launched all Democrats is because it is. He created a world with two lines of thought- one conservative, one liberal. The conservative position just so happened to be the one he thought was right, the one he aligned with the GOP, and the positions advocated by this Republican administration.
The other line of thought he attributed to the opposition, who is the Democratic party. There was no mention of ‘some liberals,’ or ‘some Democrats,’ and for good measure he threw in Drubin and Dean, just in case we didn’t make the not-so-subtle connection.
You are simply lying to yourself if you try to claim otherwise, and it is pretty clear right now that this is a coordinated strategy to mute opposition. Durbin was just the opportunistic opening they were looking for…