Thursday, June 28, 2007

More Far Left Idiocy

Just a few days after some on the far Left screamed about Ann Coulter's latest comments about the Breck Girl ... er, former Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards, Jason Sigger --- the "Armchair Generalist," offering "a progressive view on surrender ... er, military affairs" --- favors us with this caricature.

Could someone please explain to me why it's not appropriate to ridicule the far Left as Coulter did --- by saying “I've learned my lesson. If I’m gonna say anything about John Edwards in the future, I’ll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot" --- but it's perfectly acceptable to caricature a Conservative as a Nazi?

Oh, and by the way, let's be sure to recognize that the smears against Coulter rely upon ignorance of the context in which her comments were actually said, which was to note Bill Maher's largely-ignored comments bemoaning the fact that assassins in Pakistan missed Vice President Dick Cheney. She was, of course, making the point that such comments would be ignored --- as they were for Maher. You can hear the entire context of her comments here, as opposed to the misleading excerpt posted by the Edwards campaign above. In case you need a remedial course in sarcasm, this is it.

I've also recently seen a complaint because, in 2003, she wrote a column claiming that John Edwards drove around with a bumper sticker saying “Ask me about my son’s death in a horrific car accident.” That Democrat activist and campaign flak Bob Shrum recently published a book which confirms Edwards' frequent use of his dead son as a campaign prop apparently doesn't matter to those who wish to trash Conservatives.

One wonders whether people like Bryan J. Scrafford, in high dudgeon over the misrepresentation of Coulter's comments a few days ago, will give as much Internet ink to Sigger's outrageous smear.


Anonymous said...

The costume in the cartoon is distasteful.

However, Ms. Coulter did make the remarks attributed to her on September 12, 2001.

John Edwards never displayed a bumper sticker about his son's death as Ms. Coulter erroneously or dishonestly claimed.

James Young said...

Yes, she did make those comments, one day after three thousand people were murdered by Islamicist extremists. So?

And Ms. Coulter never "erroneously or dishonestly claimed"; she caricatured Edwards' penchant for using his dead son as a political prop. Presumably, you understand the difference.

Anonymous said...

Yes...I thought it charitable to suggest that there was a possiblilty that Ms. Coultern erred in her bumper sticker statement. I do know the difference--she lied.

Charles said...

Facts are stubborn things.

Ann did NOT say Edwards drove around with a bumper sticker about his son's death.

She said, and I quote: "If you want points for not using your son's death politically, don't you have to take down all those "Ask me about my son's death in a horrific car accident" bumper stickers?"

Only an idiot would think she was saying he literally had bumper stickers on his car that he would have to "take down".

James Young said...

Above, I said "Presumably, you understand the difference," regarding the anonymous comment.

Apparently, I presumed too much. What a maroon!

But thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm..."maroon"? One should learn to spell an insult before hurling it.