Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Idaho Mountain Express: GOP using tyrants' tactic
This crap is getting a little worn, me thinks.
Idaho Mountain Express: GOP using tyrants� tactic - August 16, 2006:
Whenever dissenters mustered courage to protest tyrants, the likes of Cuba's Fidel Castro, Russia's string of Marxist dictators and Communist China's Mao Tse-tung shared a common denunciation for rebellious citizens.
'Enemies of the state,' they were branded.
Nothing, however, so crude for Karl Rove, the Bush White House's brewmeister of dirty tricks. Rove has polished the tactic of Marxist tyrants just enough that gullible Americans won't recognize the genesis of shameful demagoguery.
The early example was then-White House press secretary Ari Fleischer's warning to reporters to 'watch' what they write, lest U.S. media help terrorists.
Then, John Ashcroft, attorney general at the time, compared criticism of President Bush's policies as aiding enemies of the United States.
Now Vice President Cheney, the five-time draft evader who champions sending other families' sons and daughters to war, condemns the primary election defeat of Connecticut's Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman by anti-war candidate Ned Lamont as encouraging 'al-Qaeda types.'