Monday, September 12, 2005

Remembering the Obvious

Ah yes, it's time for conservative blogs to remind us that we were attacked on September 11th, 2001, because there's a chance we might forget.

It's time for conservative blogs to fill their pages with heart-tugging pictures of scenes of destruction none of us are in any danger of forgetting. It's time for them to fill their pages with links to other conservative blogs reminding us that we were attacked on September 11th, lest we forget. It's time for them to lambast liberals for having the nerve to question power and criticize the party that actually controls the government while they spew forward seemingly never-ending talking points that say, in an apparently unnoticed contradictory pattern, that 1) the Bush Administration was in power for less than a year on September 11th, but 2) OBL was a threat all through the 90s and everything wrong with this country is Bill Clinton's fault. Catch that? OBL was such a big threat that they knew about him all through the 90s, yet once they obtained power, even though they knew he was a threat, they focused on Iraq.

It's time for conservative blogs to remind us that we can't simply wait for threats to materialize; that we must pre-emptively attack any country that we perceive to be a threat. It's time for conservative blogs to remind us that Democrats hate America and Americans because they had the nerve to question the Bush Administration on their "evidence" and "motivations" for going to war with Iraq. It's time for conservative blogs to remind America that Democrats hate soldiers and the armed forces in general; nevermind that Bush went to war with the army that Clinton created. It's time for them to remind America that any criticism of Rumsfeld, Cheney or Wolfowitz is in fact an attack on America itself, an attack on red-state values; that George Bush is in fact America and attacking the means is attacking the goal.

It's time for conservative neo-con kool-aid drinking war-mongerers to once again remind us that Iraq and Al-Qaeda are the same thing, that Iraq had WMD, that Old-Europe was wrong, that the world hates us because of liberals, that the war in Iraq is muddled and confused because of liberals, that seeing the death toll rise in Iraq is the fault of liberals, that the continuing changing reasoning for our going into Iraq is because of liberals, that soldiers' lack of armor, supplies and sufficient numbers is because of liberals.

It's time for conservative blogs to remind us that the GOP won the election and liberals should just shut up for the next four years, in fact bend over and take anything the GOP wants to say or do with glee while begging for more, that the liberal blue-states that had the nerve to send Democratic Congressmen to Washington were wrong to do so, every value they hold dear is wrong, everything they believe is what's wrong with this country, and those Democratic Congressmen they stupidly sent to Washington won't be allowed to participate in any relevant aspect of government anyway. It's time for them to remind us that the notion that this country is a Republic is only important when the Right is in the minority; that being in the majority means being in a Monarchy; that party comes before country, that it's better to turn down a good idea by a Democrat than give it due consideration, lest any crack in the armor of Conservatives are always right and Liberals are always wrong shine through.

Yes, it's time to remember 9/11. It's time to remember that the blind support given to the Bush Administration by the blue-states was taken advantage of and used by the GOP to drive more liberals out of power and reverse with unbridled disdain those policies of compassion and humanity that liberals believed in for so long and worked for so hard. It's time to remember what the GOP thinks of Democrats, how they treated and continue to treat Liberals, and the undending dirty tricks they used, and the think tanks and media institutions they've set up to continue pursuing these methods and their conservative agenda as a whole. It's time to remember that the Bush Administration will end in three years, and someone has to fill the void. It's time to remember that congressional elections are in 2006.

It's time to remember that no matter how tired you get, how beaten down you are, you can never stop fighting the good fight. It's time to remember that there is absolutely no room for any liberals in the current GOP's vision of government or their vision of America as a whole. It's time to remember that when you are attacked, you fight back.

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