Tuesday, December 29, 2009


The Left side of the aisle is early for April Fools' Day. Get this jape:

Republicans have wasted no time in attacking Democrats on intelligence and screening failures leading up to the failed Christmas Day bombing of Flight 253 — a significant departure from the calibrated, less partisan responses that have followed other recent terrorist activity.

The strategy — coming as the Republican leadership seeks to exploit Democratic weaknesses heading into the 2010 midterms — is in many ways a natural for a party that views protecting the U.S. homeland as its ideological raison d’etre and electoral franchise.

Even if the proliferation of threats reaching our shores (that "other recent terrorist activity") is not a reason to question the administration even if there was no cause earlier, the very idea that it is wrong to criticize the administration for its response to terrorism is really funny!

Does nobody remember the "My Pet Goat" critique of President George W. Bush on 9/11? Or does anybody not remember the entire history of the political opposition to George W. Bush during his entire presidency (excepting that brief time we were all Americans, now, from September 11, 2001 to about a month later when we went on offense in Afghanistan)?

I mean, good gracious, it's almost like you're trying to tell me that dissent isn't the highest form of patriotism!

Next you'll try to tell me that Thomas Jefferson never even said that!

You kidders, you!

UPDATE: This, at least, has the advantage of being intentionally funny.