Friday, February 23, 2007

Why does the right hate Americans?

Quote of the day goes to The Carpetbagger Report from this post on Glenn Beck, the latest wrongwing critic to disparage his fellow citizens.
To hear Beck explain it, Americans are awful. We are immoral. We deserve to be reviled. Those nasty things said about us in the Middle East are all true.

And somehow, we’re told that the left isn’t patriotic enough? Someone really ought to remind conservatives like Beck that you can’t love America if you hate Americans.
One of the greatest mysteries of the current political climate is how these hatemongers have been allowed to wrap themselves in the mantle of patriotism while simultaneously doing everything in their power to destroy those citizens who hold opposing views. I can't think of anything more unAmerican.
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4 Comments:

Anonymous lester said...

OT- Justin raimondos column at antiwar today had what i thought was a staggering prediction. Maybe it's one you've figured out but it never dawned on me: that fitzgerald is clearly going after Cheney not libby AT ALL. that the counts against libby are designed so that Libby will eventually flip on cheney, who will then be prosecuted for the actual crime: the violation of the intelligence whatever it's called act.

I don't know where that leaves richard armitage but man, that was quite a supposition.

2:19:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I've seen similar theories before but I don't see how Fitz would pull it off. I don't see Libby flipping at this point. But then again, I'm not a lawyer.

It certainly would be nice to see Cheney have to answer for it though.

3:31:00 PM  
Anonymous expatbrian said...

I have been doing a little country hopping these last few years and have done some in the past. What I have found is that the common people are pretty much the same everywhere. They work too hard, love to smile and have fun, love their families, are lawful, well behaved and kind. They just want to get by in this world. Americans fit that same mold. The big difference is Americans have been taught to believe and do believe that they are a little better, a little superior as a people, a little smarter than everyone else. This is not always blatant. But there is a little subtle arrogance in Americans and others, in other countries recognize it. The change I have seen in my travels is...other people in other countries used to believe that too, and treated Americans accordingly. That has now changed. Now we are seen as an enemy of poor struggling people or a bully trying to stick our nose in someone elses business. And it is getting worse, thanks to your Commander in Chief.

5:17:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

The good news Brian is that our fellow Americans are finally seeing this administration in the same light.

5:53:00 PM  

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