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Friday, February 11, 2005  

The bully is a crybaby

After a campaign season of the most scurrilous attacks against Bush and unending programs of defining conservative opponents as racists, sexist, homophobes, war mongers, chickenhawks and so on, now the Democrats cry foul over what. . . ?

Over being called obstructionists.

`This is a new Democratic Party,'' Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said at a news conference called to release a letter telling Bush to muzzle his ``political operatives.''

``It says to the president, `You will not intimidate us','' said Schumer, who likened the attacks on Reid to political knee-cappings.

Well, if you can't be intimidated, why are you complaining? If you are strong and powerful, how can you be annoyed by gnats, or "knee-capped" by words? Sticks and stones and all that. The chutzpah of it amazes. These are the murderous children asking the court for mercy because they are now orphans.

The letter itself was written in milder terms. ``We urge you to keep your word about being a uniter and publicly halt these counterproductive attacks so that we are able to work together in a bipartisan manner and debate issues on the merits,'' it says.

Isn't that rich? Debate issues on their merit? You mean discuss same sex marriage without being called religious fanatics or abortion without being called misogynist pigs? How about talking on illegal aliens without being called racial profilers?

Also, how does one unite a group whose idea of unity is that they have all the power and make all the decisions? Their idea of unity is they lead and everyone else submits.

But I admit, I wish Bush had never said he wants to unite us all. The country is divided and always will be. Why not acknowledge that?

The problem is, though, that Democrat rhetoric has become so violent in tone that they have cast their opponents not merely as oppenents but as an enemy to be crushed and destroyed.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 10:38 AM |