July 11, 2007

Moonbattery, Hypocrisy, Idiocy: Three of a kind

The "crack young staff" of the Hatemonger's Quarterly is on to something:

It's funny how people who claim to care so much about the Bush administration's supposed assault on the proper functioning of our representative democracy seem to care so little about ensuring the proper functioning of our representative democracy.
Reading this, I was reminded of a day, back in 2004, just before President Bush was reelected. It was summer, probably August or September, after the national conventions. The time when the partisanship really started to get out of hand, and bitter.

My own office was on the 7th floor, and it just so happened that there was a lovely, big Wendy's on the second floor. Every day around 11:30 I would head down in the elevator to beat the crowd for my grilled chicken sandwich, baked potato (no sour cream, but lots of chives please!), and Diet Coke.

On the day in question I entered the restaurant to find a girl in line in front of me wearing a white doctor's coat tied about her waist, green scrub pants, and a t-shirt emblazoned with "Fuck the Electoral College".

I was so disgusted, I lost my appetite and went back up to my office. Honestly, the bit that bothered me the LEAST was the fact that she was clearly an intern or resident, and she thought it was proper to dress like that in front of patients. I mean., she probably wore her coat buttoned.... What chapped my ass was the 100% ignorance of what the Electoral College is all about, and why we have it in the first place. That she would proclaim publicly (in effect) "our system is broken because the wrong guy won, so let's trash it and keep changing it until the right guy wins."

But getting back to the HMQ piece, which is about the "Impeach Bush" movement. Answer me this: What kind of "high crimes and misdemeanors" is he guilty of? What laws did he break?

I can't hear you. Maybe because you can't answer.

The truth is that the Moonbat brigade are vindictive bitter losers who CAN NOT accept the fact that (1) the majority of Americans disagree with them and (2) Their poster boy was impeached for cause. He lied to Federal investigators.

It's clear to me that this impeachment nonsense is no more than a tired game of tit-for-tat. You impeached our boy, we'll impeach yours. Except it isn't anywhere NEAR that simple. You can't impeach someone because you think he's stupid or you disagree with him or (OMG!) he's a Christian. (Which BTW, Bill Clinton claims to be too!). He has to commit a crime, which Clinton did, and Bush has not.

h/t Phoenix

Posted by caltechgirl at July 11, 2007 10:57 AM | TrackBack

Absolutely! It is so much a tit-for-tat thing. People like your t-shirt wearing gal drive me bonkers too for the same reasons I imagine. They don't understand the history and are unclear on the concept.

I would posit that the Electoral College is even more important today because we are now entering, in my opinion, the age of the Super-Cities. Cities that have expanded into far-spreading suburbs, where the large majority of the population all resides.

It should never be possible for the electorate of 5 or 6 states to determine our highest office. The little people in flyover country matter too, even if some of do shop at Walmart and Target. But, many don't see it that way.

And, frankly, people who are constantly calling for impeachment look like fools because impeachment is only the first step. You still have to have a trial and find the official guilty. Another pesky detail, I know.

What I'd like to know is, what do they think they gain by impeaching Bush? That just makes Cheney President (if they succeed).

Furthermore, have you seen the tshirt that Cindy Sheehan is wearing lately? "Arrest Cheney First". What the heck is that supposed to mean?

I guess I'm just an ignorant neocon witch/redneck living in flyover country, because I can't figure out what he's supposed to be arrested for...

Sorry for the long comment...

Posted by: Phoenix at July 11, 2007 11:25 AM

psst. I need your e-mail

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at July 11, 2007 12:54 PM

Excellent post! I've never understood liberals turning bitterly hateful and wanting to throw everything out because they can't control it...
It's just an odd state of mind.

Posted by: pam at July 11, 2007 06:40 PM


You appear confused.

What about my post

a) Gave the impression I did not read the Babalu website?

b) And where do I give the impression I agree with Cuba in any way?

Please be specific

Posted by: FightClub™ at July 12, 2007 09:23 AM

1) You implied that someone on Babalu was praising the castro regime
2) I never implied that you supported the regime. In fact, I suggested you share your stories.

Posted by: caltechgirl at July 12, 2007 09:31 AM

The electoral college thing drives me crazy!

Posted by: Jay at July 12, 2007 09:33 AM

When a person goes off half-cocked as you just did, it give us conservatives a bad rap.

Let me educate you on where you went wrong.

"There is an eMail I recently received from a friend. It contained a link to the Babalublog about someone who was waxing philosophic about the greatness that is the worker's paradise known as Cuba. I had something to say right away, but I held off for a few dasy in order to take care of some other things, and get a few minutes set aside to write about Cuba."

What other people understood quite clearly, as this "someone" was a TROLL on that website, and was ARGUING with the good people at Babalublog.

Maybe you just had too much caffeine today, or you just like slapping innocent people around because you feel superior?

Tell you what, in case you still "think" you know more than I do about Cuba, or you think you still know more about the "intent" or "moral" of my story, or God forbid, my intentions than I do...

Take a moment and following this link.

So, tell me, you still think I was trying to say that the people at Babalublog are Pro-Cuba, or did your brain short circuit?

Posted by: FightClub™ at July 12, 2007 10:28 AM

Thanks for clarifying your position, I'm glad you really aren't saying terrible things about my friends and, again, I invite you to share your firsthand experiences with the crew at Babalu.

As for half-cocked and short-circuited, I'd say there's more than enough of that to go around.

Posted by: caltechgirl at July 12, 2007 11:02 AM

Perhaps it's because I've been done with the Bushies for about five years now, but there are plenty of examples of possible high crimes and misdemeanors, I think...

As a couple examples - authorization to commit torture (violations of the US Code and several treaties that we are parties to - and treaties made pursuant to the Constitution are "the Supreme law of the land); use of signing statements to circumvent the intent of Congress (questionable, but could work); unilateral, unconstitutional suspension of habeas corpus (only Congress can suspend habeas corpus and only in certain circumstances); one could also probably make an argument for war crimes...

I'm not saying that he should be impeached, but I do think there is as good a case against Bush as there was against Clinton.

And before you ask, no, I haven't gone soft in the head or all liberal. I just call it as I see it.

As far as the Electoral College anecdote, I find the greatest failure of our education system to be the complete lack of education in civics/government. I remember having to explain simple points of our constitutional system to people in law school.

Posted by: KG at July 14, 2007 11:20 AM

Confront such ignorance. Don't lose your appetite and go back up to your office. It's up to people like us to confront these people. Don't let these idiots win simply as a result of our sense of disgust.

Posted by: zonker at July 21, 2007 12:06 AM