Monday, March 23, 2009

Right wing rage machine pwned again

I am shocked, shocked I tell you, to discover the wingnut blogragers worked themselves up into a frothing lather over an insult to the president of France. ZOMG, President Obama wrote a polite letter to the former president and apparently didn't cc: Sarkozy -- or something. Meanwhile, the Christian Science Monitor, having taken the unprecendented step of checking the facts, discovers it's worse than they thought.
[W]e found out that another French newspaper, the New Observer, explained that Obama was merely replying to a Chirac letter who was writing him as the head of his foundation — the Jacques Chirac Foundation for sustainable development and cultural dialogue. [...]

In any case, there is no evidence that the language has upset President Sarkozy or anyone else in France.
I won't bother to mention the mind-bending inconsistency of the same people who were pouring out bottles of French wine and renaming crispy potatoes as Freedom Fries suddenly becoming so horribly outraged by this imaginary slight. I have to admit I find watching them rampage into irrelevancy somewhat amusing.

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5 Comments:

Blogger TRUTH 101 said...

Well you know how touchy right wingers are about manners and stuff Libby. Unfortunatly for them, America still hasn't forgotten the failure of the Bush Presidency.

4:39:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

America may not have forgotten, but the wingers have.

4:55:00 PM  
Blogger OpenMindedRepublican said...

I hate to admit it, but Bush is of course what this is really about, just like his father was the real reason for the Clinton witch hunt.

There is a lot of residual anger on the right about some of things said about Bush.

I am curious to see how Obama holds up; I find that I am rooting for him, in no small part because I just despise this crap.

7:48:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Yes, it is amusing to watch how much smaller -- and smaller the items of outrage are getting. Perhaps the smallness of the mote is related to the largeness of the beam?

9:21:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

OMR, the difference is that what people said about Bush was based on his record, not just because we didn't like him. BDS was a myth invented by the righties to avoid confronting the facts. ODS appears to be a real derangement syndrome. They're protesting things he hasn't done.

Good point Fogg. The largeness of the beam is apparently blinding.

10:30:00 AM  

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