July 11, 2004

Chum In The Moonbat Pond

First things first: Homeland Security's reschedule the election in the event of a terrorist attack is a lousy one. This country is built around ideas; the biggest idea is that our democracy is more important than its government. The election must go on.

The other reason? It's giving thousands of left-blog moonbats an aneurism.

Powerline states the case well:

This report will start the propellers spinning on every tinfoil hat in America. But conspiracy fantasies aside, canceling a Presidential election would send the worst possible signal to everyone, not least the American people. Come Hell or high water, the election should proceed on November 2.
As Rocket Man predicted, the tinfoil hat props are purring away.

The left's been calling Bush a fascist dictator since the 2000 election; naturally, every genius of the "Bush Lied" set is jumping on this like the last bag of Fritos at a Phish concert.

The Left Coaster thinks it's a big election scam:

If Bush isn't man enough to win the election on his merits, then it looks like the scenarios we all feared might come true are actually being planned. We can no longer be sure that they won't stage an attack in order to have an excuse to halt the election. Scalia wouldn't dare stop it again, so other means must be found.

If such an event is in the planning stage, it would explain why Jebbie gave in so easily on the felon's list.

Get that? Bush wants re-election so bad, he'll stage an attack.

A person called Suburban Commando thinks Bush knows he's going to lose, and he's playing for time:

Or is it simply to postpone Bubble Boy's day of reckoning and hope events will turn the tide in his favor?
Hoping for an attack? Well, I guess that's a bit more charitable than thinking he's actually planning it.

A fellow named Unfogged veers perilously close to reason...:

If they really do try to postpone the election, it's incumbent upon people of goodwill to start blowing shit up. On the other hand, that's clearly a case in which appropriate protest only bolsters the rationale for what's being protested.
...before veering back home to zoopdieland...:
In an interesting way, by protesting or not, the people will wind up choosing whether they want democracy or an imitation of it. It's amazing how fragile the whole thing has turned out to be.
Got that? Democracy is finito, even without a postponed election!

The big joke of this whole non-story is that I'll bet dollars to donuts that the whole thing is based on a contingency study; like the flap about the terror market last year, a lot of ill-informed, hysterical lefties panicked loudly enough to get the Pentagon to back off the idea.

Posted by Mitch at July 11, 2004 10:15 PM | TrackBack

Moonbats? VERY mature.

This from the same people who threw a hissy fit and cried "hey no fair" when Kerry suggested holding the Democratic convention later than usual. But goofing around with the timing of a national election should remain unremarked upon by the left?

Is it really so "nutty" to suggest that the same republican party which had involved itself in all sorts of illegal and unethical shennanigans in the 2000 election might just maybe use its "emergency powers" to again monkey with the 04 election?

Posted by: JasonDL at July 12, 2004 01:16 AM


Do you actually read posts? I said moving the election is unacceptable.

As to the "Shenanigans" - most of them existed only in Paul Begala's little pea brain. The court and the Florida legislature acted *according to the law*.

And I call the DU crowd moonbats because they are paranoid and delusional.

Posted by: mitch at July 12, 2004 07:06 AM

I read it mitch. i was reacting to the name calling.

Bravo for not towing the party line this one time.

Posted by: JasonDL at July 12, 2004 10:15 AM

"this one time"

Wow. You really haven't read this blog much, have you?

Posted by: mitch at July 12, 2004 12:49 PM

i particularly like "jumping on this like the last bag of Fritos at a Phish concert."

mmmm. Fritos.

Posted by: leblanc at July 12, 2004 06:33 PM

I'm with Leblanc on this one, Mitch. As a guy who scours conservative blogs and comments ad hoc on those things I agree with (which is more and more leaning toward 100%), I can honestly say I've never come across a better characterization of the hemp fiber voting bloc than yours! It immediately evokes a visual that, unfortunately, is all too common and all too ripe for satire. Thanks for giving me an honest-to-God belly laugh today!

Posted by: Grant at July 14, 2004 05:35 AM