Saturday, December 02, 2006

webb is ungentlemanly???

It literally takes my breath away that conservatives can say with a straight face that it was wrong, wrong of Senator-elect Jim Webb to be "rude" to de facto President George W. "How's your boy in Iraq, my daughters are fine thanks, and my Vietnam service was pretty cushy too" Bush?

Have they forgotten how the REPUBLICANS have contributed to the coarsening of American politics with acts of rudeness aimed at Democrats often compounded with out-and-out lies? A few examples off the top of my head:
Dick Cheney to Senator Patrick Leahy on the floor of the Senate: "Go fuck yourself."

Jean Schmidt calling Vietnam vet Jack Murtha a "coward" on the floor of the House?

Anything and everything Ann Coulter has written, accusing liberals of being godless baby-killing anti-American pro-terrorist submoronic traitors? (Yes, she's not a politician. Please show me a mainstream Republican politician who repudiates her bile.)

The saintly John McCain's "joke" about Janet Reno being the real father of Chelsea Clinton.

Newt Gingrich telling Bill Clinton in 1998, "Mr. President, we are going to run you out of town."
How is Jim Webb saying that his relationship with his son is between him and his son any ruder than the average GOP statement for the past 25 years? It isn't. But it was made by a DEMOCRAT, and so the right-wing media machine whips itself up over nothing.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even though we all agree that rude may be rude, tacky is tacky, disrepect is still disrepect, it amazes me that what is right and wrong go back to the party that you belong to explain your behavior or lack thereof. Lets be honest shall we? Is there anything that we will just say is in bad taste? All this attention that Sen.Webb is getting regarding this proves my point... Rude is just rude, disrespect is just that. It doesn't matter who you voted for. Its about you being rude.

6:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rude and regrettable. Unfortunate that the Republicans can dish it out but they can't take it. They are so convinced that the rest of the world needs to be sternly whipped into shape but their lily white butts need to be treated with respect. So to all of them I say GO FUCK YOURSELF. Hypocritical assholes.

9:57 AM  
Blogger LaPopessa said...

Webb's language was not disrespectful to the office of the Presidency, and showed far more tact and decorum than Bush, Rove & followers have managed in their years of rule.

10:40 AM  

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