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.