Senator Dole Hates America

posted 06/07/05

Elizabeth Dole, the homely senator from North Carolina, hates America. Normally, I couldn't care less what she thinks, says, or does; as a general rule, I pay as much attention to her as I do to the horoscope in the daily paper I don't read. However, in her unsatable quest to raise more money to continue doing whatever, exactly, it is she does, she sent a particualarly retarded fund-raising letter to her unlucky constituents that, well, I just felt compelled to respond to.

The text of her letter is reproduced below, courtesy of the losers at the Free Republic, in italics; my commentary is interspersed throughout.

Dear Friend,

I have watched with great interest and sometimes shock the ever developing closeness between some of the most radical, liberal groups in the country and the Democratic Party Leadership.

Wow, that's quite the allegation - "some of the most radical, liberal groups in the country". Who could it be? Food Not Bombs, who style themself "one of the fastest growing revolutionary movements"? Maybe the Anarchist Black Cross Federation, a group of self-described, um, anarchists? Perhaps it's IndyMedia, the independent news organization popular with anti-globalisation protesters and others? Don't keep me in suspense!

The Capitol Hill news publication "Roll Call" recently described the intimate collaborations that have occurred between the extreme liberal group "" and the offices of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, and The Democratic National Party Chairman Howard Dean. The article described the frequent strategy sessions and conference calls between the Democratic Leadership offices and

Wow... them MoveOn folks sure are busy, aren't they? But, really, one of the most radical groups in the country? I don't think so.

This is the same George Soros funded group that once opposed military action against Osama Bin Laden and the terrorists following 9/11, and whose website featured videos comparing President Bush to Hitler during the 2004 campaign.

Two very different, and interesting, allegations, and only one of them is true. MoveOn didn't oppose military action against Bin Laden (remember him? We still haven't caught or killed him...) and the Taliban in Afghanistan - they opposed the unnecessary and ill-planned invasion of Iraq, as did millions of others.

As to Bush-Hitler videos, yes, it's true, there were a handful of first-amendment-protected entries to a video contest MoveOn held which featured subtle or overt comparisons between Dubya and Adolf Hitler. Because of widespread condemnation by free-speech-hating conservatives, those videos were promptly removed.

In March hosted a rally that was attended by several Democratic Senators, including Hillary Clinton, Robert Byrd, Deputy Minority Leader Richard Durbin, and of course Minority Leader Harry Reid. Not long after the rally, spent millions of liberal dollars to buy television ads to distort the debate over The President's judicial nominees.

Distort the debate? Hardly. If the President actually cared about bipartisanship, or, really, anyone but himself, there wouldn't even have been a debate, because the nutcase nominees at the center of the debate would never have been considered for nomination, let alone nominated.

They were joined in this endeavor by People for the American Way, the left-wing activist group whose agenda includes fighting against prayer-in-schools, opposing the ability to display the Ten Commandments in schools and public spaces, and protecting the right to desecrate the American flag.

Wow, look, a group that - gasp - wants to uphold the constitutional separation of church and state, uphold the separation of church and state some more, and protect the first amendment to the constitution. How "radical".

But the most disturbing affiliation between the Democratic leadership and the radical left was reported last week by Congress Daily. They reported that Senator Minority Leader Harry Reid "has worked closely with liberal internet community sites like and his office is "in near daily contact with Kos."

You see, there's this thing called grassroots... oh, never mind. You want disturbing affiliation between leadership and radicals? Two words, honey: Reverend Moon.

To illustrate what stands for and who they represent, here's what the founder and head of the site had to say about the four Americans who were brutally murdered on the streets of Fallujah, Iraq, before their bodies were dismembered and dragged through the streets: "I feel nothing over the death of mercenaries [sic]. They aren't in Iraq because of orders, or because they are there trying to help the people make Iraq a better place. They are there to wage war for profit. [Expletive] them."

Now, here's one of your many fundamental problems. Markos was (rightly) critical of mercenary soldiers-of-fortune who, operating outside the law, get paid to kill, and in this instance somewhat biblically died as they lived. Unpleasant things happen to lawless people in lawless lands, often because of other lawless people just like them. That they happened to be American murderers-for-hire would seem, in your mind, Mrs. Dole, to elevate them above the gutters of their international brethren-in-crime and make their admittedly gruesome loss a heartbreaking national tragedy, rather than a prosaic reality of war. Believe me, the world would be a much better place if being American made one saintlike and virtuous, but it just isn't so, and to pretend otherwise is militantly stupid.

In addition to mercilessly attacking President Reagan the day he passed away,

Get over it; the Gipper was not a saint and not a national hero. He was, like all presidents, fallible; merely because he died does not put him above criticism.

the DailyKos also claims that "the French are right,"

And they were. As with most right-wing attacks, context is everything. In this instance, the French were right - that is, correct - that war in Iraq made the world "more dangerous and unstable".

calls the people who work at the Pentagon "idiots,"

Idiot, noun. A foolish or stupid person. Are there foolish or stupid people at the Pentagon? Yes, not least Ronald Dumbsfeld, er, Donald Rumsfeld.

labels Colin Powell "a liar,"

Which he is, demonstrably.

and describes the President as "a moron."

Moron, noun. A moderately or mildly retarded person; a person of subnormal intelligence. Sorry, but that's most likely true.

The site also claims "there is no such thing as partial birth abortion."

Because there is no such thing as a partial birth abortion, a made-up term; nor is there such thing as a third-trimester abortion. Oh, the injustice of it all.

And when referring to casualties in Iraq, the site charges that "the American people don't seem to care anymore."

Firstly, searching fails to turn up this term on the site, which makes me suspect it's a fabrication or is paraphrased. Regardless, it's true. If Americans actually cared about casualties in Iraq, they'd take action to do something about them - like making sure soldiers had adequate body and vehicle armor, for instance - or even protest the whole stupid, illegal war. The American people cared about casualties in Viet Nam, but not Iraq. Dubya's just really good at destroying hope and lowering expectations, I suppose.

The fact that Senator Reid's office would even casually associate with this group is extremely disturbing, but the fact that his office "is in near daily contact" with this group is utterly reprehensible.

Reprehensible, adjective. Deserving rebuke or censure; blameworthy. The fact that a United States Senator has to resort to lies to attack political opponents is reprehensible. Tom Delay's endless stream of inpropriety is reprehensible. Republicans with nothing but contempt for the United States Constitution are reprehensible. Politicians coordinating with grassroots organizations? They're doing their jobs, Senator Dole. You should try it some time.

The angry liberal left has officially taken over the Democratic Party.

Really! Such untrue hyperbole is unbecoming in an elected official.

Their leadership has waved the white flag and surrendered the party to the most hateful, vitriolic, and extremist political elements in the country.

Hateful, vitriolic, and extremist elements? Who are they? Certanly not MoveOn, DailyKos, or People for the American Way. Perhaps you were thinking of the NRA, or the Minutemen, or the Project for the New American Century?

So as the Democrats continue to do everything in their power to obstruct the President's agenda at every turn, they are being driven by a clear agenda. Their orders have been handed down by the extreme liberal special interest groups, and the Democratic leadership is obeying by marching in lockstep.

So, really, in closing, you're mad because Democrats in Washington are - unlike the President - actually daring to do their job? Get over yourself. If you didn't have such financial interest in the President's misguided agenda, if you weren't so deeply beholden to the same sorts of "extreme special interest groups" whose political opponents you disparage with a reckless disregard for truth, you wouldn't be spouting such ridiculous nonsense in pathetic bids to raise money to protect your worthless career from very real progressive political threats. You criticize and condemn Democrats as un-American, while yourself part of a de-facto theocracy. The United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion. It is not the liberals who hate America, but you, who wish to destroy the country and all it stands for in the pursuit of hatred, intolerance, and extremism.

[Expletive] you, Senator Dole. [Expletive] you.


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