June 20, 2005

Immoral Equivalence

The Anchoress on Richard Durbin's remarks, and how few Democrats are saying anything about them:

If Hillary Clinton does not have the moral compass to know that this is a time to break ranks with her party and come down on Durbin for his remarks, then no matter how much she purports to support the troops, she can never be their CIC. If her instincts, in this matter, are not fine-tuned enough to know what to say and how to say it, then how will she ever get a clue as to how to serve our nation or win a war on terrorism? If Hillary Clinton simply tries to duck and fade (with the assistance of the press) then there is simply no way she is demonstrating the leadership abilities necessary to govern a nation.

Disappointing to see that Joe Lieberman and Chuch Schumer had nothing to say about Durbin’s remarks, either.

Hubert Humphrey would NEVER have stood for Durbin’s remarks. Nor would either Jack or Bobby Kennedy. Or Scoop Jackson. They would have been the first to jump on him and demand his absolute retraction of those statements, and they would likely have told him to resign his leadership position while he was at it.

I mean, if you recall…Trent Lott resigned his leadership position for much, much less. He resigned because he’d been over-exuberant, spilling into offensiveness, when he wished a 100 year old man a Happy Birthday. And he resigned because his own party, the GOP was embarrassed, and had the sense to tell him to resign.

The Democrats can’t do it.

Read the whole thing.

Posted by Attila at June 20, 2005 08:35 AM | TrackBack
Comments

Tammy Bruce was listing the Dems who had no comment. Some media cornered Hillary, who said she couldn't comment cuz she hadn't read his remarks. They read them to her. She still couldn't comment.

Posted by: beautifulatrocities at June 21, 2005 05:21 AM


It's almost as if Durbin were on Condi's payroll, LOL.

Posted by: Ciggy at June 21, 2005 06:36 AM


Yeah. Hillary is coming across as pretty slimy. She clearly didn't talk to her "husband" about this situation.

Posted by: Attila Girl at June 21, 2005 11:49 AM


dick durbin is right: guantanamo needs to be fixed. what part of leaving people who've never been in a courtroom lying in their feces do you guys especially support?

it's not a matter of supporting the troops -- 99.999% of troops would never approve of prisoner abuse.

but it seems an awful lot of republicans are willing to ignore it.

Posted by: jaminone@none.com at June 21, 2005 07:31 PM


There is a difference between these statements:

1) "Guantanamo needs to be fixed." Or: "there are incidents of abuse at Guantanamo."

vs.

2) "The goings-on at Guantanamo are equivalent to the mass murder that occurred under Hitler, Stalin, or the Khmer Rouge."

If I get smeared with shit, it'll wash off. If I'm shot in the killing fields, that's the end of it.

Are you truly unable to grasp this?

Posted by: Attila Girl at June 21, 2005 08:24 PM




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