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What, Me Worry?

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They are running out of Bush comparisons; the left has used up all the standard options over the past few years, so, in the President's second term, they are really starting to reach.

Hillary Clinton, speaking to the inaugural Aspen Ideas Festival, recycled a comparison from November 2000 (one that really went nowhere):

"I sometimes feel that Alfred E. Neuman is in charge in Washington," Clinton said referring to the freckle-faced Mad magazine character. She drew a laugh from crowd when she described Bush's attitude toward tough issues with Neuman's catchphrase: "What, me worry?"

The Nation magazine already used this one, after President Bush's first election win (.pdf):

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It is difficult to respond substantively to something like that, but Hillary Clinton's basis for the analogy is exceedingly hollow. Senator Clinton simultaneously peddled the notion that the economy is in the tank (and that our presently poor economy is Bush's fault, no less), while playing the class warfare card, asserting that President Bush's tax relief was a giveaway for the rich at the expense of the middle class.

Does anyone buy any of that?

Meanwhile, AnkleBitingPundits believes fair is fair and wonders what fictional character Senator Clinton resembles.

Will Franklin is a fictional character at WILLisms.com.


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Comments (28)

Hmmm.Hey that's ok... (Below threshold)
ed:

Hmmm.

Hey that's ok. I generally refer to Hillary as The Wicked Witch of the West anyways.

It's all good.

Just remember: to many on t... (Below threshold)
cirby:

Just remember: to many on the Left, everyone who disagrees with them is a cartoon character, and everyone who agrees with them is a heroic figure on the lines of those giant sculptures of the Stalin era.

Well, Ed, that's obviously ... (Below threshold)
mojo:

Well, Ed, that's obviously the problem. It was the Wicked Witch of the East that had a house land on her...

Now, now, if we compare Ms ... (Below threshold)
Faith+1:

Now, now, if we compare Ms Rodham to the East Witch then we are vaguely implying we want a house dropped on her. I refrain from such violent actions.

I prefer to refer to her as the West Witch.

Pay no attention to my pile of water balloons behind the curtain...

BUSH = CHIMPHAHaha... (Below threshold)

BUSH = CHIMP

HAHahahaa! I finally got you winguts with an argument you can't refute!!!

Hmmm.1. East? Man... (Below threshold)
ed:

Hmmm.

1. East? Man I always get mixed up that way. That's definitely going on a post-it.

2. "HAHahahaa! I finally got you winguts with an argument you can't refute!!!"

Yeah cause you can never have enough Chimpy McHitlerBush's.

3. You know what would really be funny? A website dedicated to naming the next USN Aircraft Carrier the "USS Richard Millhouse Nixon" or perhaps "President Bush on Mount Rushmore!".

I figure either would put lefties into the mouth-frothing zone. Which is always vastly amusing to me.

RE: Leftist's post (July 11... (Below threshold)
AnonymousDriveler:

RE: Leftist's post (July 11, 2005 02:50 PM)

Now, is that a Red Wiggler, or are you going with live-bait today?

OH PLEEEEEZ!<p... (Below threshold)
Ron Wright:

OH PLEEEEEZ!

Could the LL and the MSM just shut the @#$% UP!

and

THE BBC CAN STICK IT WHERE THE SUN DOESN'T SHINE!

Oh my goodness the BBC is now protraying the sadists that blew up the bombs in London last week are:

Misguided Criminals!
[HT LGF]

LGF Link

Now if I was a worrier, here's something I would worry about instead of casting stones at President Bush all the time.

Don't wished to be an alarmists but I don't see the LL and the MSM talking about this:

*****


TO: Informed Source
CC:
Date: Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:51:48 AM PDT
Subject: JIHAD WATCH - NUKES ALREADY IN US!

This was just posted by Jihad Watch linking to Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin at WND.

I'm posting this quickly to get this info out. Please remember that all things in the Net and the Blogos are not necessary true. Please check your sources and evaluate for yourself but never dismiss this information out of hand.

I do have sources that are worried about what happened to the Soviet bio-weaps stocks and their scientist/techs after the fall of the Soviet Union. The bio-weaps folks ended up with the nuke scientists in the same breadlines.

There have been a number of rumors floating around for several years re the suitcase nukes that supposedly can't be accounted for.

Connect the dots yourself. Middle East terrorists groups all flush with cash making deals thru middlemen for Soviet hardware, technology, and personnel. Couple this with our "secure" borders.

Please remember a small dirty bomb from the interior (inbound container, truck, RR car et al)into the LA/Long Beach Port would be a hit of $34B to the US economy. News sources already reporting port backing up again from cargo waiting to be off-loaded. Not bad for a cell of less than ten terrorists to pull off.

You figure the risk on this one.

BTW - Victor Davis Hanson has an excellent analysis and where we stand in the GWOT re the London Bombings:

July 11, 2005
How to Lose a War
by Victor Davis Hanson
National Post

LGF Link

Be Safe!

[...]

[PS Yes, I know that G2 does sometimes attrack the tin foil set but this is also circulating in other venues too.]

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JIHAD WATCH - NUKES ALREADY IN US!

Terrorists, bombs smuggled across Mexico border by MS-13 gangsters." So says Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin at WND, with thanks to Tombeth:

According to captured al-Qaida leaders and documents, the plan is called the "American Hiroshima" and involves the multiple detonation of nuclear weapons already smuggled into the U.S. over the Mexican border with the help of the MS-13 street gang and other organized crime groups.

Al-Qaida has obtained at least 40 nuclear weapons from the former Soviet Union ? including suitcase nukes, nuclear mines, artillery shells and even some missile warheads. In addition, documents captured in Afghanistan show al-Qaida had plans to assemble its own nuclear weapons with fissile material it purchased on the black market.

In addition to detonating its own nuclear weapons already planted in the U.S., military sources also say there is evidence to suggest al-Qaida is paying former Russian special forces Spetznaz to assist the terrorist group in locating nuclear weapons formerly concealed inside the U.S. by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Osama bin Laden's group is also paying nuclear scientists from Russia and Pakistan to maintain its existing nuclear arsenal and assemble additional weapons with the materials it has invested hundreds of millions in procuring over a period of 10 years.

[...]

JW Link

I would think Sylvester P. ... (Below threshold)

I would think Sylvester P. Smythe would be a more apt analogy. In a world of insanity, Bush is the straight man janitor.

Bush as Alfred E.? I don't... (Below threshold)

Bush as Alfred E.? I don't mind it. Better than the idiotic Hitler analogies, in any case...

--|PW|--

We'd be able to retaliate b... (Below threshold)
bullwinkle:

We'd be able to retaliate by posting cartoon character pictures for a democrat president if we had a democrat president. Maybe some day in the future they might de-ass their heads long enough to run someone that can win. Until that day let them their fun, it's all they have left. Just ask their main man Barak:

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/orl-locobama10071005jul10,0,2374313,print.story

"The Democrats at times have lost their way," conceded Obama. "We are trying to decide what our core values are."

Oh wait, we could use a picture of the Keystone Kops for the DNC, now that's funny. For some reason it just works better when you aren't calling the man that beat your candidates twice an idiot.
If you are beaten twice by an idiot it doesn't exactly make you a genius, now does it?

If you are beaten twice ... (Below threshold)
mantis:

If you are beaten twice by an idiot it doesn't exactly make you a genius, now does it?

One idiot beat two other idiots. I've never heard anyone with half a brain call Kerry or Gore a genius. I do like how you think of the presidential election as not a contest between two candidates, but rather between Bush and the entire Democratic Party. But everything is "us and them" with you anyway.

You wish you had the mental... (Below threshold)
bullwinkle:

You wish you had the mental capacity to have the slightest idea how I think. You'd probably be happy to have an idea. The contest was between democrats and republicans, left and right. Right won. Bush wouldn't have been my first choice, but he sure your beat the candidates that the morons on the left voted for. Unless the democrats fix the things that Barak Obama says are wrong it it's going to be a long time before we get to post cartin pictures of a demcrat president. One of those would be for the party to distance itself from moonbats like you. Now you may have a very slight clue as to what I think. Congratulations, if you absorbed any of it you might have both brain cells up and running.

Hmmmm."I've never ... (Below threshold)
ed:

Hmmmm.

"I've never heard anyone with half a brain call Kerry or Gore a genius."

I see you've already forgotten the 2000 and 2004 election rhetoric and advertisements.

Mrs. Clinton should be care... (Below threshold)
Eneils Bailey:

Mrs. Clinton should be careful. With that big ass, shapeless tits, stumpy set of legs, screeching voice, and inability to keep her husband's pecker in his pants, she has no room to portray anyone as looking and acting like a cartoon character.

mantis,You've hit ... (Below threshold)
Karmafish:

mantis,

You've hit the nail on the head.

Most of the people on this list, just like most of the people on left-leaning lists, live in this very polarized "us" versus "them" political reality.

Just as the left tends to ignore conservative criticisms of the Democratic party, so Wizbangers generally will defend the Bush regime no matter what.

That's the nature of this political moment, unfortunately.

Just as the left tends t... (Below threshold)

Just as the left tends to ignore conservative criticisms of the Democratic party, so Wizbangers generally will defend the Bush regime no matter what.

[re-reads]

...so Wizbangers generally will defend the Bush regime no matter what.

Gee. You mean we defended Bush when he signed McCain-Feingold? I sure don't remember that.

Or isw your definition of "no matter what" a little on the flexible side?

I could be wrong, McGehee.<... (Below threshold)
Karmafish:

I could be wrong, McGehee.

I haven't seen much criticism of the Bush administration on this site, but I haven't been dropping by here long.

There's a lot I don't like ... (Below threshold)
bullwinkle:

There's a lot I don't like about Bush. I don't defend his actions if I don't like them. I voted for him and would again if faced with the same choices. It's get part of what I want and hope for the best or get nothing I want and expect the worst.

What is odd is John Kerry k... (Below threshold)
Zsa Zsa:

What is odd is John Kerry kind of looks like the scare crow... "If I Only had a brain"

"I've never heard anyone... (Below threshold)

"I've never heard anyone with half a brain call Kerry or Gore a genius."

Of course not; you only heard Democrats say it.

I don't know that the Democ... (Below threshold)
Zsa Zsa:

I don't know that the Democrats have ever said that either?... If so it would probably be their mothers!

Also in the same speech, th... (Below threshold)
Jim:

Also in the same speech, the Wicked Bitch of the East accused the Bush Administration of failing to provide the best equipment for our troops.

Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't it her husband who cut the military budget so drastically the MSM called it "the peace dividend?" When Bush came to office he inherited her draft-dodging husband's version of a strong, well-equiped military.

The bitch is a Marxist -- always complaining about the rich, when in fact the Blue States are, per capita, richer than the Red States, especially the Northeast Liberal Corridor. She follows the advise of Lenin: Accuse others of what you do.

Hmmmm."I haven't s... (Below threshold)
ed:

Hmmmm.

"I haven't seen much criticism of the Bush administration on this site, but I haven't been dropping by here long."

Criticise Bush? Shall I count the ways?

1. Border control.
2. Illegal immigration.
3. Tax cuts.
4. Reduce corporate welfare.
5. Really reform grade-high school education.
6. Reform higher education, which is turning into crap.
7. Homeland security that isn't a joke.
8. Nomination of conservative constitutionalist judges.
9. Giving ridiculous amounts of money to the corrupt murderous Palestinians.

Shall I continue?

Hillar E. Clinton... (Below threshold)

Hillar E. Clinton

<a href="http://ridingsu... (Below threshold)

Here is the character Sen. Clinton resembles.

I haven't seen much crit... (Below threshold)

I haven't seen much criticism of the Bush administration on this site, but I haven't been dropping by here long.

Then perhaps it's a little soon to be trying to characterize the commenters here, you think? ;-)

In regards to Bush's rebutt... (Below threshold)
JoeBob:

In regards to Bush's rebuttal, i think that Hillary would have been more appropriately compared to Peppermint Patty than to Lucy....now that would have been a good comeback.




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