"Republicans defend war criminals. Democrats only defend perfect and spotless Democrats, and not even then, generally..."
You probably have never heard of Van Jones. I hadn't until last week, and it is a virtual certainty that most of those swarming right now hadn't either ...
But you know, rust never sleeps.
Take a look at the current blog swarm on Memeorandum. (It was even worse yesterday.) It's Vince Foster all over again (minus the suicide, we hope).
As they say, "Fool me once ... uh, can't get fooled again." (Close enough.)
That voice of reason, David Horowitz, just chimed in with soothing and moderating non-racially charged words of wisdom:
Van Jones: Jew-hating, America-hating racist: Time for his patron Valerie Jarette to go too.
2009 September 5
by David Horowitz
tags: powerline, scott johnson, valerie jarette, Van Jones, White House racists and anti-Semites
They’re not racists. Just ask them.
Suddenly, the lynch mob is out.
I know this because I spent all day seeing this blogswarm, this MEGA blogswarm happening, and I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what the hell was happening. Then it hit me.
This is Glenn Beck’s payback. But they made a mistake, and tipped their hand as to JUST how coordinated this gaggle of paid internet goons actually is. It’s a lot worse than ever I feared.
If you think this is a "new" Republithuglican tactic, consider the last writings of White House Deputy Counsel Vince Foster before he committed suicide on July 20 , 1993:
"I was not meant for the job or the spotlight of public life in Washington. Here ruining people is considered sport ... The W[all] S[treet] J[ournal] editors lie without consequence."
Here’s what Van Jones is quoted by the Kansas City Star as saying in a typically sleazy editorial from some Republithug asshole*
"And Barack Obama is not an asshole," ... "So, now, I will say this: I can be an asshole, and some of us who are not Barack Hussein Obama, are going to have to start getting a little bit uppity"
-- Van Jones quoted in the Kansas City Star
[* Or, perhaps a typically gutless liberal/Democrat, who'll cut you loose before s/he even knows what you've done wrong. Because Democrats and Republicans share only two characteristics in common in my experience: they both fight Democrats all the time and would never make common cause with one. Republicans defend war criminals. Democrats only defend perfect and spotless Democrats, and not even then, generally. ]
Here’s what our Olympian Editorial Asshole has to say:
Summation: Jones won’t and shouldn’t survive in this job. His radical statement detract [sic] from Obama’s hopes of shining a spotlight on the need to create green jobs.
The asshole’s name is "Yael T. Abouhalkah" and he makes me ashamed to admit that I wrote for the Kansas City Star between 1989 and 1994.
If you think that this happened all by accident, stop reading now: you’re too naive and inexperienced in the Real World to be reading this, and does your mother know you’re using her computer?
This kind of stuff doesn’t happen by accident. Even huge stories don’t get this kind of MEE TOO! MEE TOO! kind of Beatlemania. No: the Beck to Bloggers to willing "Mainstream" media is clear, and we can trace the circuitry of a massive Right Wing conspiracy (which we knew about) to control all media debate through whatever thuggish means.
We just never realized how HUGE it was.
These are the bastards trying to choke the breath out of American debate. These are the perverts gang-raping the Goddess of Liberty. These are the traitors who claim that anyone who doesn’t think like they do isn’t a True American.
As if they’d know.
This is a high tech lynch mob.
Aimed at a Black man.
Who dared to get uppity.
But they’re not racists. Just ask them.
(A slightly different version with additional PICTURES and LINKS may be found here).