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Monday, April 18, 2005

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Sunday, April 17, 2005

Stickin' it to the DU

Breaking radio silence to post about a good cause - a fellow blogger by the name of McGeHee is throwing up the Link Signal in a call to help him pass the DemocraticUnderground in linkage on The Truth Laid Bare's rank system. Naturally, I'm more than happy to oblige someone who wants to pass a bunch of moonbats.

So, obligatory link to the original call here, as well as another link to this ultra-secret Vatican document uncovered by him (which, as Wizbang notes, will likely lead to some Higher Power Punishment later on - but living it up is for now, not later).

So, link him for Pete's sake!

A Dud in the Chamber

Howard "Scream Machine" Dean is a bottomless source of quotable joy, particularly since he's become the new DNC chairman. I present to you the following, taken from The New Editor, which in turn borrows the story from The LA Times (registration through sacrifice of a virgin and goat required). Hat tip to Ace for the original story.
"Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Friday that his party would wield the Terri Schiavo case against Republicans in the 2006 and 2008 elections, but for now needed to stay focused battling President Bush on Social Security.

'We're going to use Terri Schiavo later on,' Dean said of the brain-damaged Floridian who died last month after her feeding tube was removed amid a swarm of political controversy.

"Dean, who has called congressional intervention in the Schiavo case 'political grandstanding,' singled out House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) for his leading role in the matter.

"'This is going to be an issue in 2006, and it's going to be an issue in 2008,' Dean told about 200 people at a gay rights group's breakfast in West Hollywood, 'because we're going to have an ad with a picture of Tom DeLay saying, "Do you want this guy to decide whether you die or not? Or is that going to be up to your loved ones?"'"

The former presidential candidate said he had purposely avoided emphasizing the Schiavo case in recent weeks because Democrats needed 'message discipline.'"
I find it absolutely hysterical that, for all his puffery about not "political grandstanding", that is exactly what he does when he says they'll make it an issue in 2006 and 2008. In his usual style of absolutely missing the point, Dean ignores the oft-cited reason for fighting to restore Terri's feeding tube is that starving someone to death was, get this, a really wrong thing to do to someone. It isn't a matter of leaving the matter to a "loved one" (the issue remains debateable about whether Michael Schiavo constituted a "loved one" in decision-making), but rather the methodology that was employed to end Terri's life - that was what was at issue, along with questionable legal grounds for ordering that in the first place.

For all of Tom DeLay's idiotic sabre-rattling afterwards about the removal of judges (that is political grandstanding, and even then its rather sad when you're largely the only one doing it), Howard Dean is not going to be entirely successful in pinning this on DeLay, or even the Republican party. This is largely because he will make it enormously easy for a Republican candidate in '06 and '08 to point out how it was ridiculously hypocritical for Dean to do the exact thing he accuses the Republicans of doing - playing politics with a deceased woman's plight and committing political grandstanding on his own. Lord knows, he was hopelessly inept in his presidential campaign - I don't see how he can connect the dots in this case. He will make it enormously easy for a Republican to paint him as someone who uses the plight of a now-deceased woman as a political football, trying to spike her in the endzone with garbage like this.

Dean brings this Schiavo subject up as a sort of shot across the bow, meanwhile reminding people that the Dems are currently focused on battling the President on Social Security by...not having a plan at all. Well done, you guys chose a fantastic coach to lead you to victory. Next, I'm sure we'll hear how we should combat terrorism by taking all the money we have in defense and putting it towards social programs (vis a vis, "education" and "welfare"), and we'll woo Islamofascists with our governmental largesse. Wow, that'll knock their socks off, for sure.

Or, how we need to like, totally plant trees and stuff and not let anyone cut them down, and junk? Or force people to buy hydrogen cars, despite having relatively little in the way of supply, and relying on coal and gas-burning power plants to expend huge amounts of energy just to produce some hydrogen fuel for those damned insect-wannabe cars. Can't use nuclear power, though, cuz they're almost as bad as nuclear arms - and you can't hug with nuclear arms!

I'm just dying to hear about what he has to say next- I couldn't even think of half the stuff he says.