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Friday, September 09, 2005
Charles Krauthammer: Assigning blame: "WASHINGTON -- In less enlightened times, there was no catastrophe independent of human agency. When the plague or some other natural disaster struck, witches were burned, Jews were massacred and all felt better (except the witches and Jews). A few centuries later, our progressive thinkers have progressed not an inch. No fall of a sparrow on this planet is not attributed to sin and human perfidy. The three current favorites are: (1) global warming, (2) the war in Iraq and (3) tax cuts. Katrina hits and the unholy trinity is immediately invoked to damn sinner-in-chief George W. Bush." Here's proof: Cartoon found on Image hosted by
posted by Jack Mercer @ 9/09/2005 08:40:00 PM  
  • At 9/11/2005 01:19:00 PM, Blogger The Fly said…

    God forbid blame should be assigned where it belongs: on a woman governor, a black mayor, and the denizens of the welfare state.

    Republicans see that competence and incompetence are not based on gender, race, or creed; Democrats see a problem, and since the Zeitgeist precludes blacks or women from being responsible for anything bad, the obvious source of all life's ills becomes President George W. Bush.

    How's that for intellectual honesty?

  • At 9/12/2005 12:12:00 AM, Blogger Kathy Schrenk said…

    I can't understand why you righties continue to blindly defend Bush and his cronies, when they have so blatantly screwed up. If the actions of this administration in recent weeks were those of a democrat president, you would all be saying the same things the left is saying. Finally the press is taking the Bushies to task after five years of letting them slide on Iraq and the environment and everything else, and even in the face of the obvious truth (captured with TV cameras!) you can't bring yourselves to admit that Bush's political FEMA appointees, diversion of funds and resources to Iraq and lack of concern about the situation and people affected contributed to the calamity.

  • At 9/12/2005 07:25:00 AM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Hi Fly,

    I think the problem is that the simple minded and often superstitious public always needs a face put on evil. When we worked with the tribes in New Guinea they would often look at sick people as evil and usually kill them because they perceived them as the cause of their woe. During WWII the face of Satan became Hitler. Now regardless of whether the person is truly evil or not, simple people need to assign a name or face to the ills they see in the world. For the ideological left, it is George Bush. Truth be known, though, if it hadn't been George Bush, it would have been any Republican president that won the election. President Bush had a good record working with both Democrats and Republicans in his own state and was well respected by both, but the left cranked up the Bush hating machine even before he became president.

    Anyhow, the irrational left has no ability to see any good the Bush does. As I have said many times I do not particularly support Bush, nor did I vote for him, but to blame him for the nonsense the left blames him for is almost amusing. There is plenty to blame Bush for, but the left would rather dwell on the irrational, unprovable and just plumb kook stuff.

    Hi Kathy!

    I'm getting ready to answer your questions in my next few posts. Let me know what you think!


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