June 10, 2008
Let The Healing Begin!!!
Oh Lord, give me an end to partisanship....
Boys, just don’t say "Nazi" ever again in your life.
There’s no place for the reference in this culture. Not about the Republican tactics, not about the Democratic tactics, not about Guantanamo Bay.
The Republicans are not the SS, and the Democrats are not the Gestapo, and Gitmo is not Buchenwald.
Apologize profoundly and profusely, burst into tears if you will, but the analogies are wrong, offensive, and deeply hurtful. And I speak as a European of protestant descent.
More over, this particular moment in our history is no time to pour more ice into the crevices of our national political discourse. We have enough of the makings of fighting in the streets, enough of the rancor that preceded the caning of Senator Sumner on the floor of the Senate in 1856, without people throwing the devils of the 20th Century into the mix.
In fact, it would be a really good idea, for the sake of the country, and to steer out of this skid of Party First and Country Second that now pervades both sides, if the three distinguished gentlemen resigned, or at least announced they would not run again. Because apologies or not, they are at best, carrying the disease of branding other American leaders - no matter how wrong-headed some of those "others" might seem to you - with the same kind of vitriol that enabled the rise of the Nazis in Germany.
Stop it, stop it now, stop it for good.
Sometimes the comedy just writes itself.
Posted by Cassandra at June 10, 2008 06:24 AM
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When, do you suppose, was the last time this fool removed his head from betwixt his buttocks and took a deep breath of fresh air ? Although, I suspect that any brain cells he may have been born with were exterminated a very long time ago. I'm certain they died a very lonely death.
Posted by: Edward Lunny at June 10, 2008 12:45 PM
I like that he calls Robert Byrd, born 1917, a "boy."
This character has no respect for anyone but himself.
Posted by: Grim at June 10, 2008 12:52 PM
Perhaps Mr. Olbermann, like so many others, simply doesn't listen to anything he says.
Posted by: spd rdr at June 10, 2008 01:57 PM
Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds!
In another reality, Keith Olbermann (Bloggerman!) becomes the Press Secretary for President Obama.
Wait! Maybe he's doing it already? I see reality starting to slip away......
Posted by: Don Brouhaha at June 10, 2008 05:38 PM
Let The Healing Begin!!!
Good luck with that.
Posted by: camojack at June 11, 2008 01:07 AM
I first saw a cartoon drawing of a man with head up his butt 47 years ago when I was freshman in college.I even have a cartoon pictures of same.Don't know how to insert it in here but if you email me Cassandra I can send it if you like.
Posted by: necromancer at June 11, 2008 09:29 AM