Did the KOS Implicate Bush of Mass Murder?The FISK likes to read extremist blogs for a good chuckle now and again. You know the ones I'm talking about -- the major players of course are the political blogs, the Instapundits and the Daily KOS et al.
We even like to link to them for easy one-click access, and because God knows they could use the pagerank boost. You will find them listed below under the appropriately named list "Fodder".
Well yesterday was no exception and the KOS did not disappoint. Markos Moulitsas Zúniga writes (bad spelling and all) about ex-FEMA chief Brown's resignation and provides us with an excellent example of political extremeism at its best:
|"But we can't allow this disaster to be framed in the context of a few incompetents and political hacks. Because ultimately, the federal (non) response to New Orleans went exactly according to the conservative playbook. And that's the biggest point in this whole mess.|
Conservatives believe government shouldn't exist to help people. That everyone should be left to the wolves.
New Orleans demonstrated to us in vivid color what Republicanism is made of. New Orleans was, in reality, a crowning acheivement of conservatism. That is, until political pressure forced the federal government to lend a hand and those lucky duckies in the gulf coast began receiving "handouts".
Obviously KOS has been watching way too many Dean speeches. Yes, we all agree that Bush was slow to the draw with New Orleans. And yes, Brown was way in over his head and should have been removed.
I'm no Bush lover, but to paint him and all conservatives that way is irresponsible and quite frankly dumb. For to believe such rubbish is the same as saying that Bush and his party are complicit in mass murder. Murder? KOS fell just short of saying that but it is implied, or at the very least manslaughter or criminal negligence (do I hear negligent homicide).
Let me explain. If (according to KOS' logic) Bush had followed a game plan ("according to the conservative playbook") leading to the death of many people, then isn't that the same as saying Bush premeditated a crime against humanity. Move over Kosovo. Hello New Orleans.
The KOS claims to have the largest readership in the blogosphere, so obviously it appeals to a lot of people who lap up this stuff (scary isn't it). And maybe (just maybe) there could be another more sensible explanation. But what the hey, that's not extreme enough is it?
I also find it interesting that (some) of his liberal followers will be the first to shame anyone making characterizations (and rightly they should) about colour or race.
Yet (some) of those same people have no compunction to making scurrilous generalizations about conservatives. And of course a good old fashioned religion-bashing is another favorite sport of the left (just read some of the comments).
Hypocrites. Talk about extreme rhetoric. In fact this sort of diatribe only appeals to the worst in people and is more in keeping with propoganda than political extremeism.
That is part and parcel of what is good and bad with the blogosphere. On the one hand it is a strength of diversity that gives the blogosphere it's power. But unfortunately any whacko with a keypad can get published.
One finds it hard to imagine that anyone in their right mind could actually believe some of the crap the KOS disgorges. Crap is right, and right down the poop shoot it goes where it belongs. SWOOSH.
Mind you, upon occasion KOS is capable of making a sensible post. But if you have something to say then speak directly and spare us the inflammatory rhetoric that only appeals to smaller minds. It behooves you NOT. Then again, you are a great source of material for the FISK!