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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Good Morning NY Times Commenter "Phil CT" - This Is Your Wake Up Call

To its credit, The New York Times ran the video produced by the Wisconsin Republican Party of signs carried by union protesters against the Governor of Wisconsin (featured in my post here), under the headline Republicans Accuse Liberals of Hateful Rhetoric in Wisconsin:

The Republican Party of Wisconsin has produced a striking web video highlighting the angry rhetoric coming from the pro-union protesters in Madison.

Among the signs that the video highlights are ones comparing Scott Walker, the state’s Republican governor, to Adolf Hitler and Hosni Mubarak, the recently deposed Egyptian president.

“Scott Walker = Adolf Hitler. Don’t let history repeat itself!” one sign reads. Another says “Midwest Mussolini.” A third accuses Mr. Walker of “raping” public union workers and says, “Rape is never a good solution.”

The web video contrasts the angry rhetoric with accusations from Democratic leaders and liberal activists that conservatives used inappropriate language during the debate over health care.
The comments were pretty much what you would expect, but one caught my eye, from Phil CT, suggesting that only right-wingers commit actual violence, "Wake me up when a liberal goes on a civilian shooting spree":

Phil, you need to stop reading only The New York Times, Think Progress and Firedoglake.

I'm sure you have heard of one of the most infamous shooting sprees in recent years, by Amy Bishop, who shot up her professors and colleagues at the University of Alabama - Huntsville. I bet you think she was a right-winger, right? Right?

WAKE UP, Phil!

Although the mainstream media and left-blogosphere tried to paint her as a Tea Partier, in fact Amy Bishop was a hardcore liberal who was obsessive in her adoration of Obama:
"A family source said Bishop, a mother of four children - the youngest a third-grade boy - was a far-left political extremist who was “obsessed” with President Obama to the point of being off-putting."
Amy Bishop did not shoot up her school because she was liberal; she was just crazy, like Jared Loughner (who a former friend described as "quite liberal" but whose politics were other-worldly by the time he shot Gabrielle Giffords) and a host of other twisted people you probably thought were right-wingers but were not..

Tell me, Phil, who were the non-liberals motivated by political rhetoric who have gone on shooting sprees or committed other high-profile acts of violence since Obama became President? 

The Fort Hood shooter?  The people who killed Census worker Bill Sparkman?  The guy who flew his plane into an IRS building? The Pentagon shooter? The guy who stabbed the Muslim cab driver?

In each of those cases, you probably thought the perpetrator was a right-winger drunk after consuming a cocktail of Rush-Beck-Hannity liquor.  But you were wrong.

Phil, you think you are enlightened because you read The New York Times and post witty comments, but in fact you are intellectually cloistered inside a castle of like-minded individuals who have created a false reality of right-wing violence.

Note to Phil -- Frank Rich and Paul Krugman do not know Win-The-Future they are talking about.

Wake Up! Phil from Connecticut.

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  1. Who created that ridiculous slogan? How in the world do you Win The Future? Besides making no sense, the obvious WTF connotation makes it even sillier.

  2. As I've said before the NYT is Pravda, the WaPo is Izvestia. Their readers comprise a Nomenklatura who are as clueless as the Soviet nomenklatura of the 1980s. Want to know what is really going on? Read samizdat like Legal Insurrection.

  3. If I read about a shooting in CT anytime soon, I'm expecting the first name will be Phil when the perp is identified.

    "Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive"

  4. @Janelle: WTF even tops the mocking of Nixon's 1972 campaign committee - the Committee to Re-Elect the President (CRP), which came to be known as CREEP. We don't even need to add a letter to mock WTF.

    "Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive"

  5. "Wake Up! Phil from Connecticut."

    Not going to happen. Bigots don't suddenly realize they've always been wrong and then become better people. They just get mad at the people who point out their bigotry.

  6. Don't be too hard on Phil. He's just talking in his sleep again.

  7. Liberals most likely look down on shooting as so uneconomical and time consuming. In the scheme of things liberals would treat shooters as ineffective pikers. For real liberal killers I would nominate Rachel Carson (millions of black children in Africa dying horrible deaths from malaria because DDT is no longer available) and Margaret Sanger (millions of black babies aborted at Planned PArenthood clinics here in the USA). True liberalism at work for the benefit of mankind.

  8. I thought his slogan had been changed to "Seize the Future". Ya know, after "WTF" began to be ridiculed.

    This is after trying out "Together We Thrive" at his kick off event in Tucson. When he got outed for swiping that from three years back, he changed up to the WTF.

  9. Also considered but rejected for some reason or another:

    Win the Future with a Socialist Past
    Winnow the Future
    Win the Few Turds
    Win Futures from Wall Street
    When the Future?
    When the Future is One (World Order)
    My Wind, the Phew

  10. . . . and the Gladney beating, the TEA Party supporter whose finger was bitten off, the Bill Ayers Pentagon bombing (and other assorted and lovely Weather Underground violence), the . . . well, I could go on. And on.

  11. On WTF . . . all I can do is giggle. A lot. Not only is it absolutely perfect to encapsulate everything about this nightmare of a president, but it's so completely, totally, droolingly stupid of them to make that the "theme" of the SOTU (and presumably of the 2012 reelection effort) that in light of the shuddering moans of orgasmic ecstasy over BO and his amazing can't-put-a-foot-wrong, always perfect (?!) 2008 campaign, this truly idiotic move leaves you thinking, well, WTF?

    Doesn't anyone on BO's supposedly new media savvy team know about "WTF"? Really? It deserves to be ridiculed. In perpetuity.

  12. Perhaps he should have said:
    Wake me up when a liberal blows up a federal office building killing 169 fellow citizens and children.


  13. QED?

    Wake me up when a conservative US Attorney General lays seige to, then burns down a building full of men, women and children to "save the children."

    In all probability, Terry Nichols was influenced and coached by the Islamist terrorist Ramzi Yousef in the Philippines, and so, by leftist America's reasoning, wouldn't that mean "we deserved" the atrocity?

  14. Wait! You forgot about James Lee. You know, that right-wing nut (/sarc) who stormed the Discovery Channel headquarters?