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Clooney Tunes
Posted by: McQ on Monday, March 13, 2006

This is for my buddy Pogue Mahone, a frequent commenter on QandO who lives for my posts about Howard Dean and George Clooney.

Yes Pogue, I saw it, I read it, but let's face it, when someone writes something like this ...
The fear of been criticized can be paralyzing. Just look at the way so many Democrats caved in the run up to the war. In 2003, a lot of us were saying, where is the link between Saddam and bin Laden? What does Iraq have to do with 9/11? We knew it was bullsh*t. Which is why it drives me crazy to hear all these Democrats saying, "We were misled." It makes me want to shout, "F*ck you, you weren't misled. You were afraid of being called unpatriotic."
...it's just not worth the bother.

UPDATE [Jon Henke]

Tangentially: if we're mocking Clooney, one might also be interested in this examination of the movie Syriana, which is apparently "out of touch" with just about everything it purported to be about.
 
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Clooney has it almost right...

Dems werent afraid to be called unpatriotic, they were afraid that their own constituency would view them as spineless. And in a sense, they were misled, as most re-election driven pols are. They were misled by their own advisors and pollings. Personally that was the most compelling reason I had to vote against Kerry in 2004.

And McQ... did i see some swear words? you know those that we are not supposed to use? (only minor ribbing)
 
Written By: bains
URL: http://
hip hip
Hazaa!!!

However,
The fear of been criticized can be paralyzing. Just look at the way so many Democrats caved in the run up to the war. In 2003, a lot of us were saying, where is the link between Saddam and bin Laden? What does Iraq have to do with 9/11? We knew it was bullsh*t. Which is why it drives me crazy to hear all these Democrats saying, "We were misled." It makes me want to shout, "F*ck you, you weren’t misled. You were afraid of being called unpatriotic."
Funny,
I thought that was one of your complaint about the Dem’s.
;)
 
Written By: PogueMahone
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The fear of been criticized can be paralyzing. Just look at the way so many Democrats caved in the run up to the war. In 2003, a lot of us were saying, where is the link between Saddam and bin Laden? What does Iraq have to do with 9/11? We knew it was bullsh*t. Which is why it drives me crazy to hear all these Democrats saying, "We were misled." It makes me want to shout, "F*ck you, you weren’t misled. You were afraid of being called unpatriotic."
Actually, this seems to be a fairly accurate statement. This is, afterall, part of the reason why the Democrats had so little credibility going into the 2004 election. Was not one of the biggest hangups with Kerry the ’flip-flop’ stance and the fact that he was protesting an invasion which he personally voted to authorize?

It might be fun to make fun of liberal bloggers, but pointing out that Democrats (and Republicans too, for that matter) failed to ask the hard questions before the war is a rather relevant observation.
 
Written By: Rosensteel
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And McQ... did i see some swear words? you know those that we are not supposed to use?
Yeah, you’re right ... I need to fix those. Since Clooney tunes said ’em I left them alone.
 
Written By: McQ
URL: http://www.qando.net/
Come on! Clooney was posting for the Huff and as any good actor knows you play to your audience....

Seriously though it’s easy for followers of the Big Two to blame their representatives. Much, much easier than blaming themselves for being represented too well.

Dem/Rep voters in 2003:
omfgomgomgomgomg!!!!!!1111 American Idol is rigging the votes?!

Dem/Rep voters in 2006:
What the hell was my Congresscritter doing in 2003?! I DEMAND to know NOW!

Welcome to the politics of emotion. "I’m mad as hell and I’m not taking it anymore!" "Why are you mad?" "What?"
 
Written By: frontinus
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I thought that was one of your complaint about the Dem’s.
What? That they’re irrational or that they have the facts all screwed up?
 
Written By: McQ
URL: http://www.qando.net/
These were the same Democrats who backed the ’98 bombing of Iraq under Clinton?
 
Written By: Harun
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These were the same Democrats who backed the ’98 bombing of Iraq under Clinton?
Shhhhhhh...
 
Written By: derek
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All of your joking really only serves to prove my point, which is that past behaviors had left it so that Democrats had little credibility with which to approach the issue.
 
Written By: Rosensteel
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McQ, What Rosensteel said,
…past behaviors had left it so that Democrats had little credibility with which to approach the issue.
Which was what Clooney was talking about, right?

I thought that it was one of your complaints about the Dem’s, as well.
 
Written By: PogueMahone
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I thought that it was one of your complaints about the Dem’s, as well.
Good lord, Pogue ... there are so many.

No, Clooney is playing the "we were right and all you had to do is speak truth to power" card. Of course, looking the cannards he trots out as "truth", it’s obvious he hasn’t a clue, which is why I said it simply wasn’t worth the effort.
 
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