by John Hawkins | November 21, 2006 11:49 am
Every so often, I like going over to the very popular liberal blog, The Smirking Chimp to see what the libs are talking about. That’s because liberal pols like Nancy Pelosi, Charles Rangel, and John Murtha have to hide what they think to keep from scaring the general public, but the Smirking Chimp and other liberal blogs can afford to be honest, since they’re trying to draw in other liberals.
With that mind, enjoy these quotes and excerpts from the posts on the first two pages of the Smirking Chimp. Keep in mind that everything you’re about to read comes from the actual content at the Smirking Chimp, not from the commenters. So, the sort of sentiment you’re about to read below is what helps them build their big, liberal audience.
“Crush, Kill, Destroy: Screw bipartisanship; it’s time for revenge….The question isn’t whether Bush should be impeached; it’s how many decades his prison term should last. And “should” doesn’t really cut it: Bush needs to be impeached….Bush needs to be impeached because Bush worshippers just plain deserve it. It was they that were giddy with self-righteous rage, so desperate to take Clinton down that they didn’t care how pathetic their excuse was. They need to be paid back, and to know they asked for it. They need to be demoralized and dismissed before they take the government back and damage it further…Bush needs to be impeached because the only language these people understand is power….But beyond revenge and humiliation—the reasons that Republicans will actually understand—Bush needs to be impeached because he is a criminal of the highest order…” — Allan Uthman
“Let’s get right too it folks. I’ve had it right up to here with the Carville/Matalin routine. If George Burns and Gracie Allen had a set of evil twins, they would have grown up to become James Carville and his wife Mary Matalin.
These two characters have pulled off a hat trick politicians can only dream of — never being out of “the game.” Whether Dems are in power or Republicans are in power, James and Mary are in power.
I thought O.J. Simpson had the market cornered on chutzpah, but he can’t hold a steak knife to Carville and Matalin. James can rail with apparent genuine passion about Republican misdeeds on Meet The Press and then go home and slip between the sheets with Dick Cheney’s very own version of Baghdad Bob.
Carville can pound his chest condemning the bloodbath the administration has created in Iraq, and still break bread that evening with the spokeswoman for Iraq’s new Butcher of Baghdad, Dick Cheney.” — Stephen Pizzo
“Bush had to lie, cheat and steal his way out of ‘Nam, and later (possibly due to deep personal regrets for such deplorable actions in his youth), started his own damn war, against some amazed, innocent people on the other side of the world, that couldn’t defend themselves (But, they seem to be kinda learnin’ how to now, don’t they?).” — Bill Bohannon
“I dedicate this essay to the untold millions who suffered as a result of Milton Friedman’s creation of an intellectual bulwark for economic brutality. On 11/16/06, Friedman died of heart failure, an ironic cause of death for a heartless individual.” — Jason Miller
“Just six years into the 21st century, one can say this is not shaping up to be anything like an American century. Rather, the US seems much more likely to be faced with a very different kind of future: how to manage its own imperial decline.” — Martin Jacques
“The new Congress should declare an end to Bush’s crusade against the Muslim World. But the Democratic leadership will face intense domestic special interest pressures to wage wars against Iran and other Muslim states.
It probably won’t happen, but one can still hope the new Congress will reaffirm America’s traditional moral values by bringing to justice all those senior administration officials that concocted the unnecessary war against Iraq and then authorized torture, kidnapping, secret prisons, wiretapping and many other grave violations of America’s Constitution.” — Eric Margolis
“No more Mr. Nice Guy for me. I say impeach this b*stard (and his evil Veep) so that this world can move on! We cannot wait another 2 years.” — Scott Shuster
“In fact, Iraq is the brittle point that the entire generational policy of borrow and squander economics has been tripping over again and again. In Bush Sr’s day, we could not overthrow Saddam because we were too far in hoc from all the Reagan-Bush deficit spending. Today we couldn’t spend the money to do nation building in Iraq, because we were busy bailing out everyone who lost a ton of money in the stock market.
The goal was to have big tax breaks for big Bush donors. But how to generate economic activity, if the money we were supposed to be using for a stimulus package was, instead, being sunk into Klimt paintings? The obvious answer was a war. But it had to be a war that would generate both jobs and oil. Greedy eyes turned towards Iraq, and saw a place that could be a lot like Texas – no water, lots of oil.” — Stirling Newberry
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