Fred! pwns DNC blog

posted at 8:15 am on June 13, 2007 by Bryan

If you’re a Fred Head, this ought to get your day started off right. Even if you’re not, it’s pretty funny.

The DNC had to close the comment section on their blog post regarding Fred Thompson. In an attempt to bash Thompson, the DNC posted The Fred Thompson “Dummies Guide to Diplomacy”. Check out some of these excerpts from comments from DNC blog visitors.

I dont see your point.
The Mexican upperclass elite do grow richer by riding the backs of the poor. That government does in effect export their own people in order to draw money from US to bolster their economy.

Have the French not jailed people for incorrect speech?

Is Russia not run by ex-KGB? Does not the entire world make jokes about Putin bumping off his enemies?

If you have something rotten to say about Thompson, something of substance and not based on the pure desire to trash a Republican – let’s hear it.

Did he say he hated kittens? That might be something to fuss about.

And–

We can’t be contrary just because a Republican said it’s so, or because it may seem indelicate. The American people are sick and tired of indirect, overly calculated answers. On this issue Thompson is speaking the truth and if we are foolish enough to tap dance around Putin’s conduct, we will alienate voters.

And–

Hello?
What’s wrong with what Fred Thompson said here?

If you all think Fred Thompson is out of line then the democrats ARE really out of touch and I’m on the wrong Blog!!!

Signed,

Xopher
Old School

There’s more at the first link. These comments and others like them evidently caused the DNC to close comments on the post. To which I say–

Heh.

Update: So now comments are back on again over at the DNC blog, and they’re saying that this post is “whining” about CENSORSHIP for closing comments off. Uh, this ain’t whining, Democrats. It’s mockery. Get used to it.

As for why the comments were off and now on again, they’re saying that the comments on posts get turned off automatically after a while. Could be, I suppose. A lot of blogs do that. But if they can’t tell the difference between a whine and a backhanded mock, or if they’re just claiming a whine to try and score a cheap point, I’m not inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt here. And they’re the party organ for the DNC, so that’s two strikes against them.


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Wow. So, the Liberal Democrats who are usually on the Democratic National Committee blog, agree with Thompson on foreign policy. The same Democrats who are against the war in Iraq, and want to create a “Department of Peace and Non Violence”.

Is that good or bad?

amerpundit on June 13, 2007 at 8:25 AM

That’s pretty typical behavior for the zealous Democrats – Free speech is only good as long as you freely speak the party line.

Mindcrime on June 13, 2007 at 8:27 AM

* Closing the comments I mean, not the pro-Fred comment.

Mindcrime on June 13, 2007 at 8:28 AM

I’ve been to that blog before. For a DNC blog, it doesn’t spend much time talking about Democrat candidates. I guess there isn’t much to talk about with them.

I wouldn’t be surprised if they claim all those positive posts for Fred! were “troll droppings”.

ctmom on June 13, 2007 at 8:33 AM

After reading these remarks any rational political party would tend to rethink their positions on immigration and world issues . . . but, on the other hand, this is the party of the Democrats where rationality, good sense and lucid thought rarely cloud their perception of reality.

rplat on June 13, 2007 at 8:34 AM

Is this the resurrection of the Reagan Democrats? If Fred! runs, are we going to call them Daltoncrats?

looking4statesmen on June 13, 2007 at 8:34 AM

That is one the the DNC is not counting on…Democrats with some common sense.

right2bright on June 13, 2007 at 8:36 AM

Looks like Fred! has some supporters over at the DNC.

If he sticks to conservative principles, there will be talk of Thompson Democrats and not only in the South.

If he panders to the left as Bush did, both sides will detest him.

Valiant on June 13, 2007 at 8:38 AM

Sounds like fred? needs to start polling the dems.

csdeven on June 13, 2007 at 8:44 AM

Notice the number of Democrats who support stonger immigration laws?

Stronger immigration laws, and securing the border is not a left/right issue. I will hold hands with Democrats on securing the border anyday.

It is time we attack the MSM for reporting that only conservatives want secure borders. This is an issue that can and will divide the Democrats.

Sensible people will realize the war in Iraq is passing into history, but the unsecure southern border is a past, current, and future problem. Even the Democrats recognize this, and they will do everything to stay away from it.

right2bright on June 13, 2007 at 8:45 AM

To which I say – Heh.

Bryan

Heh.

Jaibones on June 13, 2007 at 8:45 AM

Looks like Iowa might be the smart choice to hit an early home run. Trolls usually don’t post in packs of comments….it is hit and run. Seems I might have been (mis)underestimating how many Blue Dogs are actually out there.

Limerick on June 13, 2007 at 8:52 AM

The immigration issue and the lack of viable Dem candidates is taking it’s toll on those who were left of center. I’m attempting to convert some of my friends, with the help of HA posts, no less. I’m not sold on Fred by any means, but his clear cut writings and opinions are swaying some of my left of center friends. Alas, no hope for the moonbats I know. It’s not surprising that criticism of Putin and his KGB regime is popular among center leftists. The man is a monster.

SouthernDem on June 13, 2007 at 9:09 AM

The DNC motto, Free Speech for me, but not for thee!

JayHaw Phrenzie on June 13, 2007 at 9:15 AM

Fred fact:
Bash Fred and you get pwned!

Aylios on June 13, 2007 at 9:15 AM

Sensible people will realize the war in Iraq is passing into history

r2b, what does that mean, exactly? Do you think that when we cut and run in the fall the problem will cease to exist?

Laura on June 13, 2007 at 9:18 AM

looking4statesmen on June 13, 2007 at 8:34 AM

Not necessarily. They support him on foreign policy. You have to remember we’re dealing with Libs here. The one commenter even said he doesn’t agree with Thompson most of the time. Just foreign policy along won’t be enough for them to vote for him over Clinton or Obama.

amerpundit on June 13, 2007 at 9:24 AM

Not to be picky and even though it puts a smirk on my face to think that they shut the comments down so as to prevent the posting of more pro-Fred comments, are we sure that is the reason the comments were shut down? Just wondering what other reasons they could have to do that?

Zetterson on June 13, 2007 at 9:31 AM

Heh! The DNC bloggers inadvertly sent some Dems or Dem-leaning Undecideds Fred’s way!

AlexB on June 13, 2007 at 9:36 AM

They’ve updated the post to say that there is an automatic shut down of comments after a certain time and mocking Hot Air for thinking it was done on the substance of the comments

Dudley Smith on June 13, 2007 at 9:42 AM

GOLD! Jerry GOLD!

silenced majority on June 13, 2007 at 9:47 AM

Well, we look like idiots.

amerpundit on June 13, 2007 at 9:53 AM

These comments and others like them evidently caused the DNC to close comments on the post.

And they get mad when Rush calls the Democrat party. Well how democratic is it to close the comments section because you don’t like the way the discussion is going? Bring a better candidate and let the people decide, suckers.

smellthecoffee on June 13, 2007 at 10:08 AM

Since the post is from May 2nd, their explanation of why the comments got shut down is pretty plausible.

frankj on June 13, 2007 at 10:17 AM

Comments are open again on the thread.

amerpundit on June 13, 2007 at 10:22 AM

Comments are open again on the thread.

amerpundit on June 13, 2007 at 10:22 AM

Yeah, well…who’s the idiot now? No…seriously.

Are they gonna come back and say that thread comments automatically reopen after a certain amount of time after automatically closing after a certain amount of time?

I don’t get it.

James on June 13, 2007 at 10:39 AM

They’re Democrats. Why should anyone believe them?

Bryan on June 13, 2007 at 10:40 AM

This is great!

unamused on June 13, 2007 at 10:42 AM

I sent my 100 to Fred already. Keep it going Fred.

msipes on June 13, 2007 at 10:51 AM

Notice they don’t tell us what the automatic timer is…

bj1126 on June 13, 2007 at 11:10 AM

Seems I might have been (mis)underestimating how many Blue Dogs are actually out there.

Hello – duh! It’s why Bush’s approvals are waaaaay low. Because he’s a pussy (granted, not as much as dems) and won’t do want needs to be done in Iraq. Not because we’re in Iraq.

It’s why the Nation lined up and mourned for Ronny like no other man in a very, very, very long time.

It’s because there ARE a lot of “blue doggers”.

Editor on June 13, 2007 at 11:11 AM

One of the comments over there is that they enjoy “watching the Republican Party impode” over the bill. I don’t see where anyone could get that idea. The PEOPLE are united on this amnesty issue, both parties. Its the POLITICIANS that are imploding, both parties as well.

ctmom on June 13, 2007 at 11:17 AM

This is the first draft of their message, which is “Fred is inexperienced in foreign policy, and, since he’s an actor, he’s dumb too.” It’s a message they’ve tried against Republicans in the past (and the “inexperienced in foreign policy” bit has been used on practically everyone, in both parties). George Will did a better job on putting this message forward in his recent hit piece in Newsweek. Will took a snippet from one of Fred’s recent speeches where it appears Fred might have been confusing illegal immigrants from Mexico with suicide bombers. I guess the dnc does not read Newsweek, or skips over the stuff written by conservatives.

Anyway, we’re a long way from election day, and we can fully expect the “inexperienced on foreign policy/dumb actor” charge to be refined and used ad infinitum.

boru on June 13, 2007 at 11:25 AM

boru,

Quite true. The funny thing about the George Will piece, is that in attempting to point out the differences between Reagan and Thompson, he unintentionally crafted more of a parallel. The idea that the original Democrat attack on Reagan was that he was 99% actore and only 1% politician (or something like that, not bothering to look it up right now), and how history turned out in favor or Reagan, could be conveyed as hopeful for the same result for Thompson. Certainly not Will’s intent, therefore humorous.

I’ll never confuse Fred! with Ronaldus Magnus, but given the crop of folks currently seeking the office, he is the closest thing available by a good margin.

Freelancer on June 13, 2007 at 12:55 PM

It seems good for Senator Thompson to state the obvious about the Mexican, French, and Russian governments, and about any other, as well. However, it seems he’ll put himself in the best light, if he speaks with good measure and good humor. The late President Reagan’s example comes to mind, but Mark Steyn is a fine contemporary example. He can write and speak boldly, in part because he makes evident the comedy in things. It’s not so much that he makes things funny, as that he lets the inanity in things make him funny. If Senator Thompson blends the tones of speakers and writers such as Reagan and Steyn, he’ll do well.

Kralizec on June 13, 2007 at 2:06 PM

r2b, what does that mean, exactly? Do you think that when we cut and run in the fall the problem will cease to exist?

The problem can be ignored and forgotten by the MSM just like Yugoslavia is barely on the radar anymore.

aengus on June 13, 2007 at 2:49 PM

More classic Dim repartee:

“Let’s try to work out our differences, even though you have a brain the size of a pea and probably won’t understand half of what I say.”

Claire on June 13, 2007 at 2:58 PM

Between re-reading what Mr. Thompson says about the French, Mexican and Russian officials, and what Mr. Lantos said about Messrs Chirac and Schröder, made my day. All of it here on HA (and Drudge).

We haven’t seen anything yet. The left will be shocked at how many in the middle, and middle-left will like Mr. Thompson. The leftie fringe will drive the candidates over the cliff for the primaries and then it’s too late…

Entelechy on June 13, 2007 at 3:21 PM

Welcome President Fred

duff65 on June 13, 2007 at 4:20 PM

Ahem…I prefer the term Fred-neck thank you!

Blitz on June 13, 2007 at 10:27 PM