Gosh, it wasn't all that long ago that I suggested a whole new neo-con talking point regarding "Operation Iraqi Clusterfuck", where GOP Rep. Chris Shays (R-Clusterfuck Apologist) spake thusly of the clusterfuck:
"Well, the problem is we’re a divided nation. We went into Iraq on a bipartisan basis and we’re gonna have to find a bipartisan solution, and the Democrats may not want to own Iraq but they own it now as much as this President. And that’s not a bad thing."
In short, despite the fact that this fiasco is entirely the GOP's fault, it's suddenly convenient to spread the blame and the responsibility around. And you can see this new talking point on glorious display here.
No, no, not the article itself (which is, by itself, hilariously educational regarding the mind-set of the clinically insane Right). No, it's a comment by "Jake," wherein Jake writes:
I think we all pretty much agree that the justification for the war was very faulty. Uh, we're WAY beyond that point now. Why do you guys keep looking to the past? We have to be concerned about the present and the future.
So yeah, call it a "neocon armada" and call it an "illegal and immoral invasion" all you want. That doesn't solve anything. WE'RE ALREADY IN IRAQ. Your comments are all geared as if we're still debating whether to invade Iraq or not. But, uh....we're already there.
How about we be constructive instead of just shouting out liberal talking points? Like, for instance, how can the U.S. win? How can we stabilize Iraq and secure freedom for its people? How can we help Iraq govern itself? These kinds of issues are much more important.
You libs just don't get it.
In other words, will you Libs please stop harping on the past and whose fault it is? Somehow, we've ended up totally upside down and in flames in this ditch and it's not doing any good to dwell on the fact that it was Jake behind the wheel, and pointing that out is just wasting time, so we have to put our heads together and figure out how to salvage the situation since we're all in this together.
Expect to see a lot more of this in the coming days.
SO MUCH WINGNUT CRUNCHY GOODNESS: You really should read at least the first part of the comments section at that Attytood post to appreciate the breathtaking dumbassitude of the Right, as portrayed by "Jake":
Again, I challenge all of the ultra-liberal talking heads on here to add a constructive, FORWARD-looking comment. But you guys just can't bring yourselves to do it, can you?
Instead, you blame America, you blame Bush, you blame Republicans. People, we already know that huge mistakes were made. Like I said, we're way past that point now.
AGAIN, can you come up with any independent thinking of your own as to how we can win this thing? Can you get past your blind and complete hatred of Bush for just one second to add a constructive comment?
Jake just doesn't get it, does he? It's too fucking late for that. To flog my favourite analogy to within an inch of its miserable life, you're already upside down in the ditch. At this point, you can't turn to the passenger who's been pleading with you to slow down all this time and ask, "So ... how about you stop whining for a while and make some suggestions as to how we salvage this situation?"
You can't -- the situation is not salvageable anymore. Period. So it's pointless (and hideously irresponsible) to keep harassing the "liberals" to come up with any "FORWARD-looking", constructive suggestions. It's too late for that.
The neo-cons have fucked this thing up beyond redemption, and the smartest thing the leftists can do at this point is make sure everybody knows whose fault it is.
NEVER MIND, PROBLEM SOLVED. As always, Rush has a solution.
I love it that Jake can't even speak in the active voice. Rather than directly admit, "We made mistakes," Jake uses the more weasely "we already know that huge mistakes were made."
Yes, Jake, mistakes were made. And yes, Jake, you and the rest of your right-wing idiot friends were the ones who made them.
How about taking responsibility for a change?
Poor reasonning and delusion always start with some kernel of a lie or a distortion somewhere, and I always think it's a fun game to try and find it. In this case, it's this assertion by Chris Shays:
We went into Iraq on a bipartisan basis...
Utter bullshit. The biggest single weakness in this glorious GOP adventure was that they opened a multi-front war...on Iraq, on traditional US allies (remember that hissy ambassador Celucci lecturing us?) and on domestic opposition and dissent. They shored up these fronts long after it was reasonnable to do so.
One of the things the BuschCo and their partisans could have done easily was to encourage the marginalisation of idiot wingnuts who were paraded on the national media and who pissed off every sensible person so thoroughly with their ignorant rants and their hate.
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