June 15, 2007
And Denial Ain't Just A River In Egypt....
Savor the madness.... via Glenn Reynolds
POLITICO 1, LEFTY BLOGOSPHERE ZERO:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid confirmed Thursday that he told liberal bloggers last week that he thinks outgoing Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Peter Pace is "incompetent."
Reid acknowledged similarly disparaging Army Gen. David Petraeus, head of Multinational Forces in Iraq.
But Reid, whose comments to bloggers first appeared in The Politico, also told reporters: "I think we should just drop it."
But even getting it straight from the horse's mouth isn't good enough for lefty bloggers:
Taylor says "there is no doubt." I find that to be, well, wrong. As discussed last night, a reading of the transcript leads me to believe that Reid was referencing Alberto Gonzales as "incompetent." Let's review the transcript:
Oh. Dear. God. Let's not, and say we did. After all, we can't trust the word of Senator Reid himself, can we?
We can't even trust a transcription from a tape of the call, and if any of the more intellectually honest members of the Reality Based Community try to point out that words have meaning, they will be accused of failing to demonstrate sufficient socialist ardor.
Just keep repeating to yourself: even Reid doesn't know what he meant to say.
Posted by Cassandra at June 15, 2007 12:07 PM
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Based on some of the comments I read over at whateverin-the-hell site, no wonder Reid gets away with stuff from a certain part of the population.
Folks, BDS is real and it's debilitating.
Posted by: Carrie at June 15, 2007 12:49 PM
Yes, this kind of denial is disturbing.
In their world, apparently, "wishing makes it so."
Posted by: JannyMae at June 15, 2007 01:05 PM
Old Netroots spin:
Hey, he's just a blunt-speaking courageous former boxer who tells it like it is.
New Netroots spin:
Hey, he's just a blunt-smoking brain-damaged former boxer who doesn't know what he's saying.
Posted by: TallDave at June 15, 2007 01:28 PM
I am Speaking Truth to Power, and only the awesome rhetorical prowess of Keith Olbermann protects me from a vicious savaging and certain death between the gaping jaws of Barney the White House Terrier.
Posted by: Senator Reid at June 15, 2007 01:29 PM
Opinions are like ... certain anatomical features which shall not be named - everybody's got one. It's just that some (opinions) stink more than others.
Posted by: Proctology For Dummies at June 15, 2007 01:42 PM
Reid is a former boxer? I didn't know they had a pencil-weight division.
Posted by: Grim at June 15, 2007 02:04 PM
And a brain-damaged former boxer is in the Senate, occupying the Majority Chair? Maybe he should call up Muhammad Ali for lessons on how to speak effectively.
Posted by: Lola LB at June 15, 2007 02:25 PM
The American People have Empowered me!
Posted by: Senator Reid at June 15, 2007 02:31 PM
Okay...the American People empowered you but who do you blame for neutering you?
Posted by: Carrie at June 15, 2007 03:12 PM
The desperate spin by the Lefty bloggers goes to show that no matter how far one is gone into BDS, it's still readily apparent that Reid said something stupid, astoundingly stupid, when he called GEN Pace incompetent.
To add to the ridiculousness of the Left's stand on this, Reid claims that he had the cojones to say that to Pace's face. Yeah, right. We are supposed to believe Reid is man enough to attack his own nation's most senior general in a face-to-face confrontation, but is so cowardly that he can't wait to surrender to bunch of islamic fascists 3000 miles from DC? Uh, sure.
Reid's not worthy to empty the bedpan of the most junior soldier or marine at Walter Reed AMC. And he's questioning the competence of the Chair of the JCS.
Posted by: Diggs at June 15, 2007 03:23 PM
Searchlight Harry's the poster child for incompetence, a fact perfectly reflected in his scurrilous statement about General Pace. After claiming that "the war is lost", what's new? In for a dime, in for a dollar....
Posted by: The Great Santini at June 15, 2007 04:57 PM