The Daily GOP Smokescreen
Is it me or does it seem like each new day presents us with another controversy to deflect the attention from the unwinnable war campaign in Iraq? Earlier in the week, we had Pat Robertson extolling the virtues of assasination. Last night, we had tele-psychotic pundit Ann Coulter telling the world that New Yorkers are, for all intents and purposes, cowards. Last week, we had Rush Limbaugh telling the world that Cindy Sheehan's entire story was just a big fraud. Heck, over the course of the past month, I can give you almost a daily example of some Bush lackey going on television with some extremist viewpoint, inevitably resulting in the news media spending the day discussing the controversial minion rather than the controversial war.
Robert Novak's walk off of the CNN set. Michelle Malkin being Michelle Malkin. Fred Dobson comparing stem cell researchers to Nazi doctors. You name it. Ever since Cindy Sheehan arrived on the scene, the wing nuts have been out in force creating one smokescreen after another for the administration. After all, if we're talking about the wing nuts, we're not talking about the real crime-- a war that was based on lies. A war that continues to be poorly managed. A war that has no timetable for ever ending. A war that becomes more obviously unwinnable each day. A war that keeps killing American soldiers and Iraqi civilians. A war that will likely end up with either an Iraqi Civil War or an Islamic Theocratic Republic of Iraq.
Once the Michael Jackson story ended, the media jumped on board the Natalee Holloway story. Once they sucked the life out of that story, Cindy Sheehan came into the picture. That's about the time the wing nuts sicked the GOP minions and GOP sycophants on the American public. It's as if they figured, 'heck, if there is nothing to distract the American public, we'll just have to make the stories up on our own.'
Like a bad car accident, we all are obliged to stop and stare as we drive by, perhaps muttering a few words like "I'm glad it wasn't me" and move on, forgetting the entire time that we aren't even wearing our own seatbelt and that our car is almost running out of gas.