Democrats embrace anti-war hoaxer

posted at 8:07 am on November 6, 2006 by Bryan

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Hey, give the Democrats credit! At least this time, even if he’s lying through his teeth about the VA story … at least they found an actual veteran …

… and that’s a big improvement! Good on ya, Dems.

Professor Blather on November 6, 2006 at 8:24 AM

http://hotair.com/archives/2006/05/22/anti-war-video-bogus/

Professor Blather on November 6, 2006 at 8:24 AM

A Democrat lying and trashing the military? Is that all they have left to work with? Apparently, so.

Pablo on November 6, 2006 at 8:37 AM

The gift that keeps on giving. I am upset with Chuck, leave Kerry alone, he is doing just fine.
Kerry, I love man. I am going to send you a donation to keep you in the running.

Nancy raised her ugly head. The good news is that we (Republicans) will be cheating in the voting booths (I just received my decoder ring in the mail)again. The bad news is we have six more weeks of winter.

right2bright on November 6, 2006 at 8:40 AM

Should sat “I love you man”.

right2bright on November 6, 2006 at 8:41 AM

Say instead of sat.
What a weekend.

right2bright on November 6, 2006 at 8:42 AM

Hmmmmm
Because of Iraq, there are more terrorists….
Zarqawi was killed in…Iraq.
And he’s worth at least a few.
But let’s not let the facts confuse the Dems.

Just think though, if there was no connection between Al Qaida and Iraq…what was Zarqawi doing there? Great vacation spot?

Vanquisher on November 6, 2006 at 8:42 AM

“I’m Claire McCaskill and I approve these lies.”

Pablo on November 6, 2006 at 8:45 AM

I live in the Kansas City area and, for months, have been subjected to campaign lies on a daily basis. From Claire McCaskill and her deceptive ads using Josh Lansdale to James Stowers (American Century Investments founder) funding for Amendment 2 (cloning), it has been a very despicable season of dishonesty. But, as someone earlier commented, what do you expect from liberals. They can’t tell the truth about what they believe. They’d never win an election. They must attempt to deceive and fool as many people as it takes to gain power. A sad demise for a political party that used to be serious.

liberty on November 6, 2006 at 8:59 AM

Michelle and HotAir! Thank you. That was just brilliant.
No one does it better than you guys!

gatewaypundit on November 6, 2006 at 9:06 AM

This morning I had a chocolate donut, instead of a jelly, because of Iraq…

JackM on November 6, 2006 at 9:21 AM

Excellent presentation, Michelle!

Why do I get the feeling that the Dems and their allied MSM/LSM are feeling very much like the passengers stuck in Steerage after the Titanic struck an iceberg?

The momentum has shifted, if the Dems ever had any to begin with. Now all we have to do is endure the weeks of gratuitous Leftist Post Election whining and catterwauling.

Jack.

Jack Deth on November 6, 2006 at 9:24 AM

The strange people of Massachusetts are getting ready to elect as govenor the latest version of Michael Dukakis, a smooth lying leftie freak show named De-vile Patrick.

JackM on November 6, 2006 at 9:25 AM

Why do so many Dems seem to lie about their military service and the service of others? Can’t they find any honest veterans to be their spokespeople?

TheBigOldDog on November 6, 2006 at 9:28 AM

JackM: We have a new State motto:

“Come to Massachusetts and meet the Deval.”

TheBigOldDog on November 6, 2006 at 9:30 AM

Yet another example of the liberal left trying to use ‘untouchable’ spokespersons to put forth their message.

Yeah, all of the terrorism we’ve experienced is because of Iraq. The USS Cole. The 1st WTC bombing. The African embassy bombings. 9/11 and all of the terrorism after that like, uh… uh… okay, help me out here folks, can someone point me to a list of all the terrorist attacks we’ve suffered since 9/11? (I know there’s a list around here somewhere).

dalewalt on November 6, 2006 at 9:41 AM

But the entire issue is meaningless:

The day after America declared war on Germany and Japan, the US was less safe.

So what?

When you have cancer surgery, you are less healthy the next day. But you had surgery to recover.

Clark’s second guessing is meaningless, and silly. Tell him so.

Wander on November 6, 2006 at 9:46 AM

The democrat’s ignorant mental state and their obvious sedition WOULD be what this election was about IF the GOP had any sense of what the American people really need to know in campaign ads. The GOP needs a good as agency.

As it is, the GOP Congress and Senate has been a do nothing no show, failing to accomplish anything to speak of that matters to the real God fearing conservative voters that sent them there. How sad is it that now we have to go back and vote for them again ONLY because the alternative to them is just too disgusting to imagine in time of war.

NRA4Freedom on November 6, 2006 at 9:47 AM

TheBigOldDog,

“Come to Massachusetts and meet the Deval.”

How about “Welcome to Massachusetts. Get out while you still can!”

Pablo on November 6, 2006 at 9:51 AM

Great Vent again, as usual. You know, the Dems have to know that the military personnel predominantly vote Republican. It’s mind boggling that they will blatantly insult them, and then claim they didn’t mean it. They’d do better to ignore our troops altogether.

On a technical note: is it me, or does Michelle seem a little comressed in the last few Vents? Almost as if you’ve squeezed a wider picture into a narrower frame. I noticed it during last week’s Jihad Watch episode as well. The background graphics seem fine, I just noticed it on the host.

Jezla on November 6, 2006 at 10:09 AM

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/archive.shtml

This is the link.

right2bright on November 6, 2006 at 10:13 AM

Is anybody here besides me old enough to remember “L’il Abner” by the late Al Capp? Remember Dogpatch’s General, Jubilation T. Cornpone, hero of Cornpone’s Disaster, Cornpone’s Rout, Cornpone’s Disgrace, etc. etc. etc?

So tell me, is the correct phrase for today “Wesley Cornpone” or “Jubilation T. Clarkpone”? Inquiring minds want to know.

Oilpatcher on November 6, 2006 at 10:29 AM

The AMERICAN PUBLIC is a bunch of uniformed idiots who will give this country to whatever party promises them goodies. Simple.It is a rare minority ( on either side) that has enough real Information (capital I)and Education (capital E)to even deserve to vote. This whole thing is making me sick.

seejanemom on November 6, 2006 at 10:40 AM

The day after America declared war on Germany and Japan, the US was less safe.

So what?

True, but four years after we declared war we had won a resounding victory, emerged as the world’s richest and most powerful country, and the only country with nuclear weapons.

Four years after declaring war on Iraq, well, we haven’t accomplished quite as much to say the least…

JaHerer22 on November 6, 2006 at 10:41 AM

Four years after declaring war on Iraq, well, we haven’t accomplished quite as much to say the least.

Um, we had a resounding victory, we are the world’s richest and most powerful country and we can out nuke or out conventional any country on the planet.

None of this changes the fact that when you go to war, people try to kill you, does it?

Pablo on November 6, 2006 at 10:52 AM

The question of being fundamentally safer depends on what has happened to enemy capabilities. Jihadist goals CANNOT be achieved unless they get that mideastern caliphate. With us in Iraq and nearby environs, they CANNOT get said caliphate. We have accomplished more in 5 years after 9-11 than in 20 years after the Iron Curtain went up. So far, so good.

Oilpatcher on November 6, 2006 at 11:07 AM

Yet another example of the liberal left trying to use ‘untouchable’ spokespersons to put forth their message.

Bring out the Gimp!

CliffHanger on November 6, 2006 at 11:23 AM

Hate the demz, but Michelle…

That’s not an oversized safety helmet… that’s a regular CVC (Combat Vehicle Crewman) helmet we all wear. The big ears on the side are “headphones” so you can listen over the loud sound of the engines to the radios and vehicle intercomm.

Yes, Dukey does look rediculous.

– SSgt, USMC-R, 4th Light Armored Recon Bn, and 4th tank Bn.

Mazztek on November 6, 2006 at 11:39 AM

Haters, Traitors and Snobs, the official nursery rhyme of the DNC.

mymanpotsandpans on November 6, 2006 at 12:40 PM

WOW! What a HUGE gaffe with TREMENDOUS implications for the election! Just imagine if they had left Josh in the ad? Clark would have been stoned to death at his next public appearance.

I guess it follows that this mistake will take Fox News off the air. Heh.

Constantine on November 6, 2006 at 1:25 PM

ConstantWhine,

You seem to get a little bitchy when it comes to the lies and voter fraud that come from the DNC and various scam artists running for office as Dhimmis.

If every single whine that you have about Fox were dead-on true, do you imagine that this would be a legitimate offset to the systematic bias and electioneering of the rest of the media?

You’ve got a big platform here, let’s hear your preemptive whine about Karl Rove “stealing” tomorrow’s election, a la Pelosi…

Jaibones on November 6, 2006 at 1:35 PM

Perhaps Claire McCaskill can get a last-minute endorsement via John Kerry from Jengis Khaaaan.

(Cue Capt. Kirk screaming “Khaaaaaan!!! Khaaaaan!!)

Dave Shay on November 6, 2006 at 1:43 PM

That’s not an oversized safety helmet… that’s a regular CVC (Combat Vehicle Crewman) helmet we all wear. The big ears on the side are “headphones” so you can listen over the loud sound of the engines to the radios and vehicle intercomm.

Yes, Dukey does look rediculous.

– SSgt, USMC-R, 4th Light Armored Recon Bn, and 4th tank Bn.

Mazztek on November 6, 2006 at 11:39 AM

I’m sure she meant “oversized on a dorky pin-head like Dukakis”.

thirteen28 on November 6, 2006 at 1:52 PM

ConstantWhine,

Ooh, I get it! ‘Cause Democrats are whiners! Good one!
When have I taken any shots at Fox News? Did you watch the clip? Come on, is that not funny? I’m trying to keep things light here…

As for your… whining about the MSM’s handling of election news, I’ll simply quote Stephen Colbert:

“We know that polls are just a collection of statistics that reflect what people are thinking in ‘reality.’ And reality has a well-known liberal bias.”

Fact is, I can’t be optimistic either, knowing how many potential Ken Blackwells there may be out there.

Constantine on November 6, 2006 at 1:56 PM

I’ll simply quote Stephen Colbert:

That eminent news source … for the “reality based” community.

When I read that piece of goofiness, I literally hurt myself rolling my eyes and laughing. I think I pulled a hammy.

As Stephen Colbert says ….

BA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

(ahem)

Careful now – in a second he’s gonna pull out the big guns and start quoting Stuart Smalley …

Professor Blather on November 6, 2006 at 2:04 PM

Sheehan just crashed Allen’s campaign ala Ford.

infidel on November 6, 2006 at 2:29 PM

Four years after declaring war on Iraq, well, we haven’t accomplished quite as much to say the least.
Um, we had a resounding victory, we are the world’s richest and most powerful country and we can out nuke or out conventional any country on the planet.

Um, so you pretty much made my point. We are at the same point after WWII that we are after Iraq. We haven’t accomplished much in those 60 years. Well okay, we did win the Cold War, that counts for something. Oh, and we managed to squander all the love and respect we got from defeating the Nazi’s and the Commies.

Constantine,
The sad thing about Stephen Colbert is that if most of the posters here didn’t know he was being facetious he would probably be quoted more often.

JaHerer22 on November 6, 2006 at 2:30 PM

We haven’t accomplished much in those 60 years. Well okay, we did win the Cold War, that counts for something.

Yeah. Just a little “something.”

(insert eyeroll emoticon here)

Yet more support for my basic Unified Theory of Liberalism: to be a liberal, you must NOT have even a basic understanding of history.

Now quick. Somebody consult Stephen Colbert. Perhaps he can come up with a thing or two that might have been accomplished since 1945.

Professor Blather on November 6, 2006 at 2:54 PM

Thanks Hotair & Michelle
Hey Oilpatcher I remember “L’il Abner” by the late Al Capp.
and the answer is both :
( “Wesley Cornpone” or “Jubilation T. Clarkpone” )
Remember General Patton’s words if not here are some.
( You don’t win a war by dying for your country.
You win a war by making the other son- of a witch die for
his-General Patton )

This next one reminds me to see the democrats as they really are:
( Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.)

alyce on November 6, 2006 at 3:39 PM

Do you have anything else from your voluminous research of Stephen Colbert that you insist on sharing?

mymanpotsandpans on November 6, 2006 at 3:50 PM

When have I taken any shots at Fox News?

I guess it follows that this mistake will take Fox News off the air.

Uh …

… I’ll simply quote Stephen Colbert …

Heh … of course you will.

Jaibones on November 6, 2006 at 3:52 PM

Oh, Jaibones. Look up, quickly! See that? It’s the point, going way over your head.

Constantine on November 6, 2006 at 3:55 PM

Careful, Constantine, smugness is the third leading cause of death among liberals.

mymanpotsandpans on November 6, 2006 at 4:27 PM

Behind Malkin and W.

mymanpotsandpans on November 6, 2006 at 4:30 PM

One thing I have observed during this election cycle, and the previous election cycle, and the cycle before that, and the one before that, is that there definitely IS a left wing, liberal, pro-democrat bias in the majority, paleo-media, the one that people refer to as the main stream media, such as the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post, etc., along with Newsweek, Time, and similar magazines, and ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, CNN, and even the likes of the BBC (not necessarily a US based operation), and others.

This bias comes on strong, loud, and clear as the media actually acts like the promoters for the Democrat candidates and their issues and agenda (Issues? What issues, other than Bush Derangement Syndrome and demonizing our own country and our own troops, making excuses for Muslim militants, and such).

It is so blatant, in your face, and obvious! While watching the news on television on these main stations, their news itself is editorialized and slanted a la Democrat, and anti-Republican, anti-conservative. The print news is the same. For example, instead of making the headline about Kerry’s condescension toward our soldiers, the headline reads something like “Bush attacks Kerry for his comments.” Then the news won’t even tell readers what Kerry said, not until numerous paragraphs later.

The story becomes how evil the Republicans are, those nasty waskals (spelling intentional)!

Bush cannot get good news. The news outlets repeat the false talking points and propaganda which claims such things as “The economy is a mess,” and “Bush lost his war,” (Bill Maher had the audacity to make this false claim while closing his program this week.) Other phony claims “The war has actually made us less safe, and created more terrorists.”

What do these people want? Do they want us to sit on our hands and do nothing as the Muslim radical theocratic forces continue to engage in world wide domination and establishment of a caliphate, a task they surely will succeed, possibly during the next fifty years or so, because we in the west, save for a few, are weak, soft, and cowards, and we won’t stand up and fight for our way of life, but instead we engage in opposing those brave few who actually DO sacrifice to fight for our way of life.

Bush is the convenient scapegoat. The news media has kept a great deal of information from the people, filtering out that which is favorable to conservatives and Republicans, while magnifying that which is favorable to liberals, leftists, democrats, even if they have to exaggerate it and fabricate it in order to come up with a story to help the Dems.

It is pathetic, and it is working.

How can a conservative or republican get a single vote this way, let alone win an election?

Nevertheless, conservatives and Republicans have won several elections regardless of the heavy weight of news media and Hollywood propaganda against them, but it isn’t easy, and it is a surprise when lies, exaggerations, and omissions can affect an election, and people’s awareness, so strongly.

William

William2006 on November 6, 2006 at 4:35 PM

William, when I visit my mom and dad (ages 86 and 88), they have Katie Couric on. I won’t enter the room until they turn off the set. That’s how repulsive the newscasts have become.

mymanpotsandpans on November 6, 2006 at 4:45 PM

Careful, Constantine, smugness is the third leading cause of death among liberals.
mymanpotsandpans on November 6, 2006 at 4:27 PM

Touche!
Second leading cause of death among conservatives: irony.

Constantine on November 6, 2006 at 4:50 PM

Ah yes, that old English major drive-by irony. The culture studies creep creeps in like liberal feet.

mymanpotsandpans on November 6, 2006 at 5:03 PM

Really, have you ever known anyone who didn’t invoke the I word who wasn’t a total irredeemable pussyfilth?

mymanpotsandpans on November 6, 2006 at 5:14 PM

Or did invoke it. Why do liberals like Constantine act like they’re cut from finer cloth and molded from final clay? Why are we still allies with Britain?

mymanpotsandpans on November 6, 2006 at 5:23 PM

Final clay, how Freudian was that?

mymanpotsandpans on November 6, 2006 at 5:25 PM

NANCY, NANCY, NANCY…too much BOTOX while you were in the spiderhole, babe.

seejanemom on November 6, 2006 at 5:28 PM

I believe that any career military person that hung around just for their retirement, then came back to bash our government and the military, should be tried for treason. Clearly, retired General Wesley Clark is a classic shameful example of a disgrace to the United States, and to the uniform he once wore. The reasoning is, if they despise America, and our armed forces so much, then they should have never gone into the military. And if our military was so bad, other than for their greed for money, why did they stay so long?

 

byteshredder on November 6, 2006 at 6:26 PM

And if our military was so bad, other than for their greed for money, why did they stay so long?

seejanemom on November 6, 2006 at 6:44 PM

sorry, …what did you call it??? MONEY?????

Fourteen years active duty….I’m still waiting for the windfall. Wake me up when it gets here.

seejanemom on November 6, 2006 at 6:46 PM

The reasoning is, if they despise America, and our armed forces so much, then they should have never gone into the military. And if our military was so bad, other than for their greed for money, why did they stay so long?

I can’t understand why so many keep confusing support for the troops with disdain for the military. I’ve repeatedly seen John Kerry’s congressional testimony distorted beyond recognition into “treason”. Wes Clark believes our military should not have been delivered to a hostile region that was no threat to us, underequipped and undersupported with a poorly planned campaign. This means he hates America and the military? He wants to keep our servicemen and women out of such quagmires by illustrating what has happened.

Likewise, you’re confusing disgust with military contractors who have wasted hundreds of millions with their fraud and malfeasance with disdain for the military itself. Two different things. Part of the problem with this administration is it doesn’t take enough interest in prosecuting corporations who are bilking the military and the American taxpayer.

Constantine on November 6, 2006 at 8:26 PM

Great Vent Michelle! Please keep exposing the Left for what they really are

Big surprise, the Left using deceptive practices.

omegaram on November 6, 2006 at 9:34 PM

Oh Constantine Dahling: Be informed that Haliburton and other contractors are doing a MUCH better job of logistical support than did the 1st Log Command (“Leaning Outhouse”) of Vietnam. Ditto for Spanish-American War, Philippine War World War I, World War II and Korea.
I have little doubt that the total monetary cost to the taxpayer will be less than what the government has ripped us off for in the past.
You want to complain about a better job done for less money?
Not without my informing you that you are a two-legged dry hole and not owrth the price of a worn-out cable tool.

Oilpatcher on November 6, 2006 at 10:29 PM

you are a two-legged dry hole and not owrth the price of a worn-out cable tool.

You’re a bright, shining star of conservative thought.

Constantine on November 7, 2006 at 12:08 AM

JaHerer22 wrote: “True, but four years after we declared war we had won a resounding victory, emerged as the world’s richest and most powerful country, and the only country with nuclear weapons.

Four years after declaring war on Iraq, well, we haven’t accomplished quite as much to say the least…”

Unlike WWII, the USA has not engaged in Total War with Iraq. We have not been, nor are we interested in, destruction of Iraq as a state or the Iraqi people. We invaded Iraq to effect a regime change.

Had we been interested in fighting a Total War with Iraq, much of Iraq, includine all its major cities, would be flattened, and radioactive, from the firepower of just one Trident Sub.

Point 2: We have accomplished MUCH. Don’t believe what the media says. First and foremost, Iraq has had 3 elections, with 12 million participants in the last one. That is a significant accomplishment and that only happened because the Ba’athist regime was forcibly removed from power by the invasion. Saddam, the Butcher of Baghdad, is going to the gallows, as he deserves. The “rape rooms” run by him and his two monster sons no longer exist. Our efforts have given the Iraqi people a chance. It is up to them to capitalize on it.

Point 3: Iraq does not now have, or will have in the foreseable future, any weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons. Saddam’s program was ended by the United States and the UK because of the invasion, and his stockpile of yellowcake was confiscated. As a result, Iraq is not longer a threat to its neighbors as it was under Saddam.

To summarize: a major war criminal and mass murderer has been removed from power and is on his way to the gallows. His “dynasty” was ended when his sons were killed. Iraq no longer has any WMDs or a program to develop nukes, and Iraq is no longer a threat to their neighbors. And a country of 26 million souls has been liberated from a monsterous dictator.

That’s quite a lot to have accomplished.

georgej on November 7, 2006 at 3:53 AM