"Announcing your plans is a good way to hear god laugh." - Al Swearingen
Wednesday, April 07, 2004
On Wolf Blitzer's whorefest last night, Al Franken got a chance to beat up on Michael Graham. While he did a fine job, I thought he missed a beautiful opportunity to finish this rightwing talking point off before it gets started. Here's the setup, and the RW talking point.
"SEN. EDWARD KENNEDY (D), MASSACHUSETTS: How do we reestablish the working relationships we need with other countries to win the war on terrorism and advance the ideals we share? And how can we possibly expect President Bush to do that? He's the problem, not the solution. Iraq is George Bush's Vietnam. And this country needs a new president.Al went into a discussion about how Kennedy used Viet Nam as a "quagmire", etc., but the point has passed on and the insult has been framed. We have to slam the insult back at them:
RESPONSE: How dare you say that! Are you insulting our veterans from Viet Nam, telling them they couldn't win the war, that they were too incompetent to win? What kind of talk is that?
The biggest problem in Viet Nam is the biggest problem today: The lack of leadership in Washington. Political leadership lost us the war then, and it's losing us the war, and our reputation around the world, today.
That's the response to make. posted by lazarus | 10:22 | |
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