06/28/2005: And speaking of autoegocrat....
the dear boy may be in love. He's been blogging a bit about Rachel Lea Hunter, a candidate for a justiceship on the North Carolina Supreme Court. Ms. Hunter's caused autoegocrat to swoon because she's got way bigger cojones than most Democratic and moderate Republican politicians, and she has no hesitation in calling the Rethugnicans exactly what they are: jack-booted fascist thugs. A few GOoPers have called her on it, and she's fought back, with all guns blazing:
I stand by my comments. I am unrepentant and unapologetic for the remarks that I made. A number of you have asked why I made those comments. Up till now, I kept my views largely focused on local, i.e. state, politics. Anything else was not really relevant. But I watched the national scene and became increasingly appalled at what I saw.She lists a number of appalling developments in American public life, and then continues:
These are just some of the reasons. But if someone had described the above to me and asked me to name a government, I would have thought of a third world dictator or some regime other than the US. And yet it is our government that no longer respects property and liberty rights. Call it what you will, but it has all the hallmarks of a tyrannical government.I'm not in love, but I'm damned impressed. We need some candidates like that here, instead of the insipid Rethugnicans and Blue Dog Democrats that infest that cesspool called "Tennessee politics".
The efforts of the individuals in question who twisted my words backfired. I had a handful of disgruntled individuals and one, just one, person called my office. Not only did I have support from across the state, but from across the nation. It was overwhelming. There were people of all political groups who think just like I do on this issue.
I am not a traitor. I love my country. I don't want any more September 11ths. However, the Republicans cannot wrap themselves in the flag and scream "traitor" and "unpatriotic" and call for a person's resignation whenever someone asks a legitimate question about the war in Iraq. I and many Democrats do not need Karl Rove's therapy.
What is needed is some answers. Why did we really invade Iraq? Hostilities were declared to be over in 2003. Saddam Hussein has been captured. His sons are dead. When are we going to leave? How many more Iraqis and Americans must die? How many more billions of dollars that we do not have must be spent?
What are you Republicans so afraid of that you must silence your critics? That we might be right? That the word will get out and spread? Its too late.
Len on 06.28.05 @ 09:40 PM CST