Substituting Sexism and Bullshit for Criticism

You know the saying:  When you don’t have anything insightful to say, be a sexist prick:

Because the only criticism he can come up with when faced with female protesters is to objectify the women.  Its worth stopping by and taking a look at William Teach’s post.  The logic employed is dizzying:

Yet we can still protest. Wazzup wit dat?

Its like saying “gosh, this winter sure was cold, and hey, there’s snow!  Global warming must be a farce”.  But its even worse.  Courageous reporting?  The media swallowed lie after lie in the leadup to Iraq, and there we are.  Truly critical journalism is a rarity, with administration assertions often reported as fact.  But surely William recognizes that habeus corpus no longer applies to enemy combatants, even citizens.  Surely he realizes the President can declare anyone he wants an enemy combatant.  What’s to stop the President from arresting, torturing, and indefinitely detaining protesters?

As Keith Olberman has noted without habeas corpus the bill of rights means jack shit.  In fact, Bush has given himself an enormous amount of power:

Jonathan Turley joined Keith to talk about the law that Senator Feingold said would be seen as “a stain on our nation’s history.”

Turley: “People have no idea how significant this is. Really a time of shame this is for the American system.—The strange thing is that we have become sort of constitutional couch potatoes. The Congress just gave the President despotic powers and you could hear the yawn across the country as people turned to Dancing With the Stars. It’s otherworldly..People clearly don’t realize what a fundamental change it is about who we are as a country. What happened today changed us. And I’m not too sure we’re gonna change back anytime soon.”

We had a chance recently, and congress shot it down.  We’ve lost a lot more than the lynchpin holding the bill of rights together.  To pretend that the mere existence of a protest is somehow proof we retain our rights is transparent bullshit.  Just because Bush doesn’t use these despotic powers right away on protesters does not in any way erase the impact of that loss for all of us.

And all conservatives like William can do is crack sexist jokes and play make believe with our fundamental rights.

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One Response

  1. And I hate to sound like a nay sayer, but it seems that the Dems are falling over backwards to give this administration more power. The question is, why?

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