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October 25, 2004

Fisking Rosie « Politics As Usual »

Well, as much as I can from an incomplete transcript excerpted on Drudge.

Rosie said the Bush Administration's actions go "against the foundation of what our country was built on," giving example of Administration telling the "United Nations we would ignore their doctrine and their resolutions."

Uh, yeah. Um, Rosie? The nation was in existence for about 170 years before the UN was even formed. We'd been in existence 140 years before the League of Nations was even proposed. Since the nation was formed on the foundation of looking out for our citizens, I don't see how ignoring their doctrine and resolutions violates anything essentially American. Heck, ignoring UN resolutions is a UN hobby, so why should we blame Bush for that?

Rosie continued: "Every single thing this White House has done goes against the foundation of what our country was built on. For us to tell the United Nations we would ignore their doctrine and their resolutions, for us to say that we will not adhere to the Geneva Convention during this war. We are America, we are better than that. We were built on the foundation of freedom and truth and equality for all people.
Every single thing?!?! $15 billion for AIDS prevention in Africa goes against our foundations? The Patriot Act goes against our foundations? Freeing people in Iraq from a dicatator goes against our foundations? Establishing a free nation and burgeoning democracy in Afghanistan goes against our foundations? Prosecuting a war to protect our citizens goes against our foundations? Encouraging people to be involved in the process of determining rights through the Amendment process goes against our foundations? Rosie must have taken some Ecstasy or something before she started speaking, because she got some of it right, i.e., "freedom, truth, and equality", but her conclusions don't follow that. It seems to me she obviously doesn't care a rip about "freedom, truth, and equality" for Iraq or Afghanistan, at least, not if it might distract from her convincing activist judges to impose the right of SSM on a largely unwilling populace...
And the rich, corporate, horrible, horrible people who have been destructing and ruining everything this country was made on has been really unbelievably damaging to all of us spiritually, emotionally, monetarily."
The Rich, Corporate people being George Soros and the recipients of the Heinz ketchup fortune, right? Or were you referring to Ted Turner?
"Just remember this, don't believe the media in these last nine days. Tell yourself every day when you wake up and every morning when you have a worry or a doubt or whether you believe FOXNEWS: Kerry by a landslide. Because America knows the difference between genuine and junk."
Don't believe the media, as in CBS' forged memos? Good advice. But I wonder if she can handle the ramifications of her last assertion if George Bush does win the election...?

That's pretty incomplete, just hitting the main highlights of the excerpts of her speech. If anyone can get me the whole transcript, I'll see if I can respond to every point, one-by-one.

Posted by Nathan at 10:39 AM | Comments (2)
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Yes, let's comply with the Geneva convention. No uniform, no national army authority? Shot him.

Posted by: Walter E. Wallis at October 25, 2004 09:08 PM

Nice point. Sure would have prevented the Abu Ghraib problem the press loved hand-wringing about so much, no?

Posted by: Nathan at October 25, 2004 09:14 PM
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