Sunday, July 29, 2007

You Know You've Made It When...

...The Republicans set up a website to attempt to discredit you! Al Franken - whose fabulous book "Lies and the Lying Liars that Tell Them" I read recently - is running for the senate in Minnesota. And the Republicans have responded thus: Frankly Franken - a website that alleges three things:

1) He's a loser/idiot/uncool/whatever. To which I can only say - read his book, it's great.

2) He doesn't really live all the time in Minnesota. I have no idea where he lives on a day-to-day basis but I can assure any Minnesotan readers that they're better off with a New York-based smart candidate than a local Republican idiot.

3) He "flip-flops" on war funding. Well he flipped once. Or was that flopped. He covers this at length in his book. When Bush told everyone there were WMD and Iraq was a real threat, he believed Bush, as many people did and thus supported funding for the war. Now he realises Bush was even lying about something as important as the reasons for going to war, and now believes that funding for the war should be cut off. Personally I have great deal more respect for someone who is prepared to revise their opinions in the face of new evidence than for someone who dogmatically sticks to whatever his evil henchmen tell him to do.

There is a good article on Talking Points Memo. And when you've read that perhaps you could warn the republicans about the ominous threat posed to them by the Cru-blog because I AM TRYING TO BRING THEM DOWN!!

2 comments:

Iceman said...

"He's a loser/idiot/uncool/whatever."

Because it's so much more important to have an elected official you want to have a beer with than one who can actually do the job right. This kind of thinking brought us George W. Bush over Gore and Kerry.

"He doesn't really live all the time in Minnesota. I have no idea where he lives on a day-to-day basis but I can assure any Minnesotan readers that they're better off with a New York-based smart candidate than a local Republican idiot."

America's rural and small-town working-class are really hurting under Republican economic policies, from flawed free-trade pacts that have resulted in the US losing much of its manufacturing base - to farm policies which result in big agribusiness being heavily subsidized and small farmers and ranchers being unable to compete. It's absolute media genius that they manage to get many of those people to think that their real enemies are pro-choice, pro-gay, atheist, anti-gun, anti-war, environmentalist liberals in New York and San Francisco, not the Republican politicians who are selling them out on behalf of corporate interests.

Diane said...

what a pathetic website. "His radio show failed"? He quit his very popular show to run for the Senate. "His radio station went under". Air America went through Chapter 11 and was purchased by the Green brothers. It's doing just fine. Nothing like the typical lies and distortions from the NeoCons. After all, if you can't get the truth on your side then lies will do nicely.