The English Language Is Officially Dead

1 comment February 29th, 2008at 07:56pm Posted by Eli

Karl Rove has tortured it well beyond the point of major organ failure:

ROVE: …[Obama] is a very left-wing Democrat. He came out of a very radical background in organizing. His record in the Senate is the most liberal, according to the “National Journal.” He has been a conventional far-left Democrat. And we ought to recognize that. As a result, he has these associations and these people he has been comfortable being with who are not in mainstream America. Look, after 9/11, when he said true patriotism did not consist of wearing a lapel pin – – an American flag lapel pin on your lapel, but instead speaking out on the issues, he was basically, with the back of his hand, being very dismissive to millions of Americans who thought it was a patriotic act to put a flag pin on their lapel.

COLMES: Does he lack patriotism because he does not wear a lapel pan? Is he basically saying, patriotism isn’t about a pin? That is his point of view.

ROVE: Alan, I didn’t say that. What he said was that people — he was implicating that people who did wear a flag on the lapel were not true patriots. My point is not — in America, you get to decide whether you want to wear a flag lapel pin or not. What he did though was say, it was true patriotism to speak out on the issue, not to wear a flag lapel pen. He was the one questioning the patriotism of people with flags on their lapels.

COLMES: I didn’t get that from what he said. What I got –

ROVE: Read the statement carefully. He said, true patriotism — quote, true patriotism consisted of speaking out on the issues, not wearing a flag lapel pin.

COLMES: He wasn’t questioning people who wore it. He was questioning the war.

ROVE: No, he was questioning the patriotism of those who did put a flag on their lapel. Admit it. I’m not questioning his patriotism. But he certainly questioned the patriotism of millions of people who felt the simple gesture of putting the flag on their lapel was a patriotic act, and it was.

Uh-huh. If Obama questioned anyone’s patriotism with that statement, it was the patriotism of people who didn’t speak out on the issues. In other words, people who wore a flag pin but didn’t say or do squat. Or, more to the point, people who just went along with whatever the president told them to do, no matter how insane, ill-advised, unconstitutional, or downright criminal it might be.

I can certainly see where Karl might feel the need to stick up for those people. Oh, and bonus points for working in the bogus Obama-is-the-most-liberal-Senator canard.

(h/t to The All-Seeing Eye Of Froomkin)

Entry Filed under: Obama,Politics,Republicans,Rove,Wankers

1 Comment

  • 1. charley  |  March 1st, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    isn’t the word jingoism?

    god, i hate these bastards.

    well nuth’n beats the fl. cracker i saw the day after 9/11. amongst the thousands that were flying little plastic flags from their drivers side window, this yahoo had a full sized stars and bars flying from a flag post mounted in the bed of his rather large and expensive look’n black dodge pick me up.

    scrawled in white across the tail gate was, Attack IRAK !!!


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