I don’t know what the hell is going on this month, and I think I am going to chalk it up to this being August, but all around me it looks like liberals are just losing their damned minds. Maybe it is because Congress is not in session, and the President isn’t signing bad and bloated bills, so by comparison, the liberals are just up to their usual nonsense and I am simply reminded of what turns me off about Democrats. This month, liberals have just been heaping nonsense upon nonsense, and this offering from TChris at Talk Left is just another example:
The right wing built its power by embracing extremism, but surely those who still claim to be “compassionate conservatives” will publicly oppose this hate mongering:
Members of a church say God is punishing American soldiers for defending the United States, a country that harbors gays, and they brought their anti-gay message to the funerals Saturday of two Tennessee soldiers killed in Iraq. …
The Rev. Fred Phelps, founder of Westboro Baptist Church in, Topeka, Kan., contends that American soldiers are being killed in Iraq as vengeance from God for protecting a country that harbors gays. …
Hey- I am all in favor of bashing Fred ‘God hates Fags’ Phelps and his miscreant followers, but on this one, all I have to say to TChris is ‘Welcome to the party!’ The ‘right wing’ has loudly denounced Fred Phelps. Repeatedly.
I am not even going to bother linking to all of them, because there are so many of them. But I will bother to point out that this is just another feeble attempt to smear all ‘right wingers’ with the antics of a fringe lunatic, something that never gets old in some quarters.
I guess TChris would get pissy if I pointed out that Phelps is actually a Democrat.
Do I think Phelps embodies what it is to be a member of the modern Democratic party? No more than I think he embodies what it means to be a modern right winger, or, as TChris wants you to think, Republican. I might note that if all Fred Phelps was doing was going to these funerals and shouting from a megaphone that ‘George Bush Murdered YOUR SON!,’ TChris and most Democrats probably wouldn’t have a problem with him. After all, then all Phelps would be doing is bringing up the cost of BUSH’S ILLEGAL AND IMMORAL WAR OF CHOICE FOR OIL.
So, for my sake, could you lefties I normally link to and normally think of as sane, could you please cut the crap?