Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Putz: 63% of the American people are traitors.

No, seriously.

I only hope they keep this up. It worked so well for them in November.

HUGH HEWITT IS ENCOURAGING PEOPLE to pledge not to support any Republican Senator who votes to oppose the surge. There's a pledge website here. It will be interesting to see if this makes an impact. This is the sort of grassroots pressure that Democrats have been feeling for a while, but it's new to Republicans. I think that Hugh's right to start this drive. Opposition to the surge is wrong (see what Petraeus said) and it's also political suicide for the Republicans.

Did you hear that, you two-thirds of the American people who oppose the surge? You're traitors. Opposition to the Great Leader's war policy is wrong. Period.

For crying out loud -- since when in the United States of America is it wrong to oppose a President's policy?

And if Putz thinks that it's political "suicide" for the GOP to hold Bush accountable on Iraq, I say -- great! Let the likes of him and Hew Hughitt make pouring more troops into Iraq their centerpiece issue for '08. Let them purge the GOP of all the Hagels and the Warners and anyone who doesn't support Bush's failed war.

If they think they got a thumpin' in November, just wait another 20 months.


A reader at Andrew Sullivan's responds to Hew Hughitt's petition, which Putz thinks is so good and right. Money quote:

Just to play a little mind game, suppose the President had decided we needed 50,000 more troops, or 100,000 more troops, or 50,000 fewer troops. Would Mr. Hewitt have raised a hue and cry? Is there any policy that would have been criticized by Hewitt, once announced by Bush? No chance. Clearly, what Mr. Hewitt and his dwindling band care about has nothing to do with victory in Iraq or supporting our troops any other national interest. They care about something much smaller, much more personal, something that nobody else cares anything about at all.
"Dwindling band" -- the true believers. And they will be, to the bitter end.


Greenwald unloads on Hew and Putz for this. Classic. And I love this quote by Teddy Roosevelt.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else.

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