Aug 29 2006

Want To Beat Liberals? Let Them Talk

Published by at 7:54 am under 2006 Elections,All General Discussions

Drudge has an interesting item up today highllighting a microcosm of this fall’s elections pitting the anti-war, impeach Bush crowd from the rest of the nation who see national defense as a lot more serious than political slogans. It seems the Kool-Aid drinking Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah is going to stand by Cindy Sheehan in a protest against Bush, and this set off some fire works:

Offended by Rocky Anderson’s plans to protest President Bush this week, the Utah Republican Party is waging a public-relations campaign urging Utahns to call the mayor and tell him to “stop embarrassing” the state.

And while Utahns have listened – flooding City Hall with almost 300 calls and overwhelming the phone system – Anderson hasn’t.

Salt Lake City’s mayor isn’t altering his protest plans. “Given the nastiness of some of these people, it actually just bolsters my resolve,” said Anderson, who previously alleged that the “real embarrassment” is Utahns’ unwavering support of Bush.

A politician embarrased by political support – whodathunkit! But what is great about this is the Cindy Sheehan connection, as the article points out:

The ad also questions if Anderson shares Sheehan’s “anti-American” views, alleging she called terrorists “freedom fighters” and America the “largest terrorist organization in the world.”

A LexisNexis search of major newspapers found references to such comments only in letters to the editor or editorial columns, save a paraphrase from a London paper. However, Sheehan has been quoted in The Seattle Times describing Bush as a “bigger terrorist than Osama bin Laden.”

I think all Islamo-Fascist-freedom-fighter-lovers should be heard loud and clear. I would like to see Ned Lamont and others sitting side by side with Sheehan and Mcihael Moore (also famous for that line) if that is where their hearts lie. Let’s have this debate openly and honestly and away from message massagers and PR handlers. Speak plainly and clearly.

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2 Responses to “Want To Beat Liberals? Let Them Talk”

  1. lurker9876 says:

    Since Anderson refuses to back off, it’s up to the voters of Salt Lake City to vote Anderson out.