Monday, November 09, 2009

Sure, Fred Phelps Is A Democrat...

But that won't stop us from trying to tar Republicans with him!

Did Dems Ever Do This To the Bush Twins?

Well, other than the fact that Jenna and Barbara Bush were adults by the time their father was elected president, I'm sure we could find a few Code Pink people who would have loved to compare GWB to the minion of Satan.

From the comments:
In the past two decades, one party has embraced racism, religious bigotry, homophobia, xenophobia, and so much more as their party identity. One has not.

While both parties may be overrun by corporate corruption, there is a distinct difference between the two when it comes to tolerance and inclusiveness.

Calling Fred Phelps a Democrat is like calling Lyndon LaRouche a Democrat. It avoids the point that the Phelpses of the world would not exist or, at least, would not actually receive press, were it not an outgrowth of what the Rethugs have preached since Nixon, i.e. divide and conquer. With the election of a black man as President, this has been taken to an unconscionable level. The Rethuglican Party has enabled the Fred Phelps (and Glenn Becks, et al) of this world, and that’s the point.

This poor guy obviously never paid attention to Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson (racism), Jeremiah Wright (religious bigotry), or Robert Byrd (xenophobia). His attempt to excuse that the crazies are in his parties is laughable.

What's so sad here is that El Sonambulo (well-named) can't simply denounce Fred Phelps. Instead, he tries to find some tortured way to tie him to Republicans...who weren't present and have repeatedly condemned Phelps and his church. But I guess when your party is under attack and you can't defend them, you have to make stuff up.