Friday, June 24, 2005

Wrestling With Pigs

An old joke says that when you wrestle with a pig, you both get dirty and the pig likes it.

So it goes with leading Democrats' reaction to Karl Rove's "therapy" comments about the "liberal" reaction to the 9-11 attacks. Rove has the look and squeal of a character from Animal Farm, but he's really the brain behind the Bush administration's version of 1984.

Rove's seemingly "careless" remarks were aimed at two audiences:

--The addicted followers of the BBBC (Big Brother Broadcasting Conglomeration) who suck up any neo-conservative slop thrown their way so fast they don't even notice how it tastes, and...

--The gullible dupes of the opposition who are perfectly happy fight with Rove at the lowest common level.

In military art terms (that most "military experts" you see on TV, including and especially Donald Rumsfeld and his coterie of four star yes men, don't know or understand), this is known as "ceding the initiative." When you agree to meet the enemy on the terms, place, and time of his choosing, you're already three quarters along on the way to defeat. (Which, by the way, is exactly what Rummy and the Yes Men have done with Iraq and the entire War on Terrorism.)

Thus it is with the Democrats' decision to square off with Karl Rove in his own pigpen. Nobody sounds more like a sissy than someone who cries out loud about being called a sissy.

C'mon, Democratic Party. The next time I hear the pigs squeal, I want it to be because you're kicking them in the balls. And for God's sake, please don't rely on Wesley "The Lunatic of Kosovo" Clark to do it for you.


Have a nice weekend, everybody.




  1. I see your point, and it's all well and good. It's not so much that Rove verbally attacked those who voted differently than he at the ballot box, it's that he used 9/11 -- in NY! -- to get down and dirty with his piggy self. What he said goes beyond indecent, beyone political partisianship.

    The only way to beat a bully is to beat the living shit out of him the moment he opens his pie hole or puts his fists in your face.

    Team Bush wants this fight, to deflect the impeachment talk that's brewing over the DSM, to stifle questions about his failed folly in Iraq, and the many many other failures Bush is now reeping. Well guess what? We Democrats, liberals, independents, SANE people are ready to fight these crazy fuckers, where ever the shitstains want to go to.

    Gutter politcs? Bring. It. On.

    Karl Rove isn't a genius. He's a man without morality, a man whose depths of indecency know no bounds. He's not immortal. Stick a flashlight up his ass or wire his cock with electrodes and pull the mother-fucking switch and I'll bet he screams like the Iraqis who were brutalized at Abu Gharib.

    The Democratic grassroots aren't backing down from this fight.


  2. The other bad thing is that Durbin caved. The White House is backing Rove (no big surprise there); probably won't be any caving. That will tend to make the Democrats look ineffectual. Someone in the party will figure this out, though.

  3. I guess my point is that you don't want to wrestle with a pig. You want to cut its throat and make bacon out of it.


  4. And you have to do it on your own terms. If you're doing it on the pigs terms, you've got to figure the pig knows something about being a pig that you don't (unless you're one too).

    If that makes any sense.

  5. Yeah, it makes sense. Back to my initiative thing--when you let the opponent dictate the terms of battle, you're bound to wind up with your vulnerabilities exposed to his strengths. The further the Dems follow the Rovewellians down the gutter, the less they're able to expose them as gutter rats because they have become gutter rats themselves.

    I think they should start a "This is America?" campaign--start showing clips of the nastier GOP rhetoric. And they should start with Dick Cheney at the GOP convention.