The Democratic Party - loony magnet?

From Yahoo / AP

First Cynthia McKinney says that George Bush knew about 9/11 ahead of time. Then Teddy Kennedy says that the Iraq was was cooked up in Texas for political gain. Next, Dean comes out and spreads the 9/11 story again. And now this.

We all know that conspiracy theory has been a leftist staple for a long time. But when did this start to include mainstream, elected politicians? (At least Teddy has the excuse that he was probably drunk. )

It used to be enough for Democrats just to make up positions, but at least these were based on their opponent's actions. Are liberals now getting so desperate that they are having to make up the actions too?

Republican Party: War Mongering Soulless Leech Magnet?

C''mon Ral, you guys have just as many people crafting artificial political ammunition from thin air as the democrats. Ann Coulter alone - who graces your sig all too often with her vitriol and general nonsense - is a check to McKinney, Kennedy, and Dean. It''s not a party thing. It''s that some people will play off the fears of their constituency to serve their own political gain regardless of the veracity of their statements. Besides, I''m pretty sure it was you guys who devised the tactic in the first place.

There is ahugedifference between Ann Coulter, who makes a living writing rhetoric specifically intended to be inflammatory, and a member of Congress or state governor running for president...

You are telling me that you don''t feel that our ""leaders"" should have any restraints on the irresponsible, unsubstantiated things they say?

You are telling me that you don''t feel that our ""leaders"" should have any restraints on the irresponsible, unsubstantiated things they say?

They have restraints, they''re called ""elections"".

They have restraints, they''re called ""elections"".

Fair enough. Howard Dean should ask Cynthia McKinney how well that story sells. I think she is managing a Burger King in Atlanta now...

Like Nigerian Uranium?

I''m sorry. I apologize profusely. But it was right there.

However what Ral is talking about doesn''t actually fit that analogy, it was just an available retort...

I''m not sure why you want to make this a liberal thing instead of a politician thing. Or a whacky extremist thing. Mainstream democrats who aren''t politicians don''t buy into weird stupid sh*t in my limited experience. Politicians and other psychotic people begging for attention, however...

Please do me the favor to cut a smaller chunk of pie with the generalizations. The conspiracy theorists are like the burnt edge of the crust.

Mmmm. Pie.

Please do me the favor to cut a smaller chunk of pie with the generalizations.

Also fair enough. But hey, it''s an election year - I may not be able to help myself. Try to take the attitude that if you are not in fact loony, I may not be referring to you...

Does that mean I can wear my Bush t-shirt that my wife bought me: ""Seldom does one hear the phrase, ""Is our children learning?"" Something like that, with a dopey picture of Bush.

I''ve kept it in the bottom of a drawer. She bought it for me in late August of 2001....

Does that mean I can wear my Bush t-shirt that my wife bought me: ""Seldom does one hear the phrase, ""Is our children learning?"" Something like that, with a dopey picture of Bush.

I actually think things like that are funny. They are also largely equal opportunity. I have a shirt that shows Clinton''s face imposed over a woman on an old Navy recruiting poster saying ""Gee, I wish I were a man! I''d join the Navy!""

"Strekos" wrote:
You are telling me that you don''t feel that our ""leaders"" should have any restraints on the irresponsible, unsubstantiated things they say?

They have restraints, they''re called ""elections"".

Good point. Just like the one we had in 2000.

Fair enough. Howard Dean should ask Cynthia McKinney how well that story sells. I think she is managing a Burger King in Atlanta now...

She''s gonna be his VP candidate

Albright: Bin Laden Comments Were ''Tongue-in-Cheek''

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (search) insisted Wednesday that she was just kidding when she wondered aloud whether the Bush administration is holding Usama bin Laden (search) captive, waiting to break him out at the best political moment.

But witnesses to Albright''s comment said the ambassador did not appear to be joking Tuesday when she suggested President Bush may reveal bin Laden''s capture as an ""October surprise"" (search) before next November''s presidential election.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,...

We don''t have to quote outrageous television commentators to show how whacky the left is. The politicians will suffice.

We don''t have to quote outrageous television commentators to show how whacky the left is. The politicians will suffice.

You''d think the right would have a semblance of a sense of humor. I guess Sarcasm Boy has lost his edge.

"Rat Boy" wrote:

You''d think the right would have a semblance of a sense of humor.

Maybe the Left just needs better comedians:

witnesses to Albright''s comment said the ambassador did not appear to be jokingTuesday when she suggested President Bush may reveal bin Laden''s capture as an ""October surprise"" (search) before next November''s presidential election.
"ralcydan" wrote:
"Rat Boy" wrote:

You''d think the right would have a semblance of a sense of humor.

Maybe the Left just needs better comedians:

witnesses to Albright''s comment said the ambassador did not appear to be jokingTuesday when she suggested President Bush may reveal bin Laden''s capture as an ""October surprise"" (search) before next November''s presidential election.

It''s true, we do need better comedians. We don''t have the ""journalists"" on Fox ""News"" Channel to tell us they''re ""Fair and Balanced"" That always gives me a good laugh.

No offense, but lots of folks on both sides do a good job of sounding bitter and humorless. As for the P&C forums...no humorlessness or bitterness around here towards the other side. No sir. Not a bit of it.

I''m so bad at sarcasm, cause I''ve been told I''m one of the least subtle people on the planet.

"hubbinsd" wrote:

It''s true, we do need better comedians. We don''t have the ""journalists"" on Fox ""News"" Channel to tell us they''re ""Fair and Balanced"" That always gives me a good laugh.

And considereing how uptight Fox is about people taking humorous shots at them...

Uh...Rat,
Can''t they sue you for calling them uptight?

They could, then they''d get laughed out of court again.

By the way, stepping back for a moment, I would have to say that the democratic party does draw looneys, and lots of them, if you keep with the 2 party system mind set. People who are really extremist alien worshipping communists seem to identify more with dems than republicans. Maybe we''re too tolerant. I think if you placed people into more accurate mulitparty categories, we''d do alright.

Then again, speaking of scary loonies: http://www.buchanan.org/

It''s true, we do need better comedians. We don''t have the ""journalists"" on Fox ""News"" Channel to tell us they''re ""Fair and Balanced"" That always gives me a good laugh.

I guess you''ll just have to settle for every other cable news outlet. I like how one network comes along that doesn''t fit the mold, and some people have kittens about it.