Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Remember When The Left Didn't Want George Bush To Fail?

(From my original post "America not feeling the love" September 2007 Archive.)

AMERICA: How Does The Left Hate Thee, Let Us Count The Ways...

"When I see an American flag flying, it's a joke." -- Robert Altman

"Have we gone to war yet? We f****** deserve to get bombed. Bring it on." -- Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders

"Let's get rid of all the economic (expletive) this country represents! Bring it on, I hope the Muslims win!" -- Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders

"It is an embarrassing time to be an American. It really is. It's humiliating." -- Jessica Lange

(Young Iraqi girl with US flag not embarrassed)

"I like America to some extent." -- Michael Moore

"Many families have been devastated tonight. This just is not right. They did not deserve to die. If someone did this to get back at Bush, then they did so by killing thousands of people who DID NOT VOTE for him! Boston, New York, DC, and the planes' destination of California--these were places that voted AGAINST Bush!" --Michael Moore, Michaelmoore.com, September 12 2001

"The motivation for war is simple. The U.S. government started the war with Iraq in order to make it easy for U.S. corporations to do business in other countries. They intend to use cheap labor in those countries, which will make Americans rich. The U.S. government claims to bring democracy to Iraq; however, no country in the world takes such an assertion seriously. It is an illusion." -- Michael Moore

"(T)he passengers were scaredy-cats because they were mostly white." -- Michael Moore on Flight 93

(The brave passengers and crew onboard flight 93)

"(Americans) They're sheep." -- Ed Asner

"I also think that there is a strong streak of racism, and whenever we engage in foreign adventures. Our whole history in regime change has been of people of different color." -- Ed Asner

"I not only think that they (U.S. leaders) are misguided, but I think they know exactly what they are doing and I think that they are men who are possessed of evil." -- Harry Belafonte

"The real terrorist threats are George W. Bush and his band of brown-shirted thugs." -- Sandra Bernhard

"I'm saying that the moral climate within the ruling class in this country is not that different from the moral climate within the ruling class of Hitler's Germany." -- David Clennon, star of the hit CBS television series "The Agency,"

...I'm not comparing Bush to Adolf Hitler - because George Bush, for one thing, is not as smart as Adolf Hitler. And secondly George Bush has much more power than Adolf Hitler ever had." -- David Clennon, star of the hit CBS television series "The Agency,"

...I'm saying that we (Americans) have sunk pretty low and I'm saying that you can look at the moral climate in Germany in 1933. We have to ask ourselves if we found ourselves in Nazi Germany, what would we do. Now I say, let the inspection process take its course." -- David Clennon, star of the hit CBS television series "The Agency,"

"You can't beat your enemy anymore through wars; instead you create an entire generation of people revenge-seeking. These days it only matters who's in charge. Right now that's us -- for a while at least. Our opponents are going to resort to car bombs and suicide attacks because they have no other way to win. ...I believe (Rumsfeld) thinks this is a war that can be won, but there is no such thing anymore. We can't beat anyone anymore." -- George Clooney

"I think war is based in greed and there are huge karmic retributions that will follow. I think war is never the answer to solving any problems. The best way to solve problems is to not have enemies." -- Sheryl Crow

I think the U.S. is terrifying and it saddens me. You only have to look at the state of affairs in America. I do worry about my children. As a parent you are always concerned...I just want them to be in a place where they are going to be strong enough to be able to make the right choices. Unfortunately we're in a position where people are so irresponsible that human life holds so little value to them. -- Tom Cruise (explains why he wants his kids to be raised in Australia instead of America)

"I don't know of a country (America) in the free world where the people are so ignorant of reality and of history, if you can call that (America) the free world." --Jane Fonda 2004

"Hanoi" Jane Fonda admiring her America hating friends.

"When Communist U.S.S.R. was a superpower, the world was better off." -- Janeane Garofalo

"This (Iraq) is a manufactured conflict for the sake of geopolitical dominance in the area." -- Janeane Garofalo

"If you can see (the terrorists) as a relative who's dangerously sick and we have to give them medicine, and the medicine is love and compassion. There's nothing better." -- Richard Gere (following the September 11 2001 attacks.)

"America has never paid any attention to other people, so it's absurd for Bush to say that it's all in the best interests of the Iraqi people." -- Richard Gere

(WWII US Forces Pay Attention to France, Europe by saving them)

"Yes, (The President of the United States) is a racist. We all knew that but the world is only finding it out now." -- Danny Glover

"A sad figure (Bush) � not too well educated, who doesn't get out of America much. He's leading the country towards Fascism." -- Larry Hagman

"This is a racist and imperialist war. The warmongers who stole the White House (you call them "hawks", but I would never disparage such a fine bird) have hijacked a nation's grief and turned it into a perpetual war on any non-white country they choose to describe as terrorist." -- Woody Harrelson

"The war against terrorism is terrorism. The whole thing is just bullsh*t." -- Woody Harrelson

"I believe - though I may wrong because I am no expert - that this war is about what most wars are about: hegemony, money, power and oil." -- Dustin Hoffman

"What can I say? I hate Bush; I despise him and his entire administration, everything he represents and everything he has tried to do, not only internationally, which is horrific, but domestically as well. In my country the atmosphere is poisoned. Unbreathable for those of us who are not on the right. So thank you for inviting me to this festival and allowing me to leave there (America) for a few days." -- Jessica Lange

"America doesn't have the moral right to tell other people what to do. To say the whole world has to fall into line is you-know-what. I hope more people will rise up." -- Spike Lee

"We (Americans) have been the cowards, lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it's not cowardly." -- Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect

"Everything wrong with America led to the point where the country built that tower of Babel, which consequently had to be destroyed. And then came the next shock. We had to realize that the people that did this were brilliant. It showed that the ego we could hold up until September 10 was inadequate." -- Norman Mailer

"Americans can't admit that you need courage to do such a thing. For that might be misunderstood. The key thing is that we in America are convinced that it was blind, mad fanatics who didn't know what they were doing. But what if those perpetrators were right and we were not? We have long ago lost the capability to take a calm look at the enormity of our enemy's position." -- Norman Mailer on 9/11

"Just so you know, we're ashamed that the president of the United States is from Texas." -- Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks at a concert in London

"I fear that our true motivation is about oil and our own flailing economy; about the failure to destroy Al Qaeda and about revenge." -- Dave Matthews

"Since 9-11, more people have died in Afghanistan and Iraq than in New York that day � and for not a very good reason." -- Viggo Mortensen from Lord of the Rings

"I think that people like the Howard Sterns, the Bill O'Reillys and to a lesser degree the bin Ladens of the world are making a horrible contribution." -- Sean Penn

"Don't you want to know what's real and what's not? I remember when I was a kid, you know, this whole Cold War thing. They had us scared of the Russians. 'The Russians, the Russians, the Russians.' So it's almost like what's real and what's not?� -- Queen Latifah

"I just think we are a little bit of an arrogant nation and maybe this is a little bit of a humbling experience ... what has our government (America) done to provoke (9/11) that we don't know about?" -- Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson

"In this time when a citizenry applauds the liberation of a country as it lives in fear of its own freedom...when people all over the country fear reprisal if they use their right to free speech, it is time to get angry. It is time to get fierce." -- Tim Robbins

"I think that we see war as a virtual thing and we even get to believe that our bombs fall on top of cardboard cutouts and stuff like that. They don't. They kill real people, real children, real mothers and millions of innocent people." -- Shakira

"I just feel that there are always pacifist solutions and I feel that us people have the responsibility and also the obligation to demand to our leaders to give us the pacifist solutions. To give us a world in peace." -- Shakira

"They control culture. They control ideas. And I think the revolt of September 11th was about F-- you! F-- your order." -- Oliver Stone on American corporations

"We have a president for whom English is a second language. He's like 'We have to get rid of dictators,' but he's pretty much one himself." -- Robin Williams

There are plenty more where these came from, the above quotes only go up until 2005... we've got 2 more years of hatred to go just to catch up to the current "General Betrayus" classic plus I haven't even mentioned Rosie O'Donnell or Whoopie Goldberg quotes yet.

Are you feeling the LOVE yet?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So your point is don't critizies the goverment? You must be a idiot

9:00 PM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

anony... no, silly.
The idiot would be the one who thought that was my point-izies.

9:21 PM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

For poor anon and others who don't get any news information... There has been much made about a conservative who said Obama is converting our country to socialism and he said he hopes Obama FAILS.

Those on the left were outraged at that and I provided the hateful anti-American anti BUSH (none of them really mention our government) quotes from the leaders of the Democrat party in Hollywood.

Now you are up to speed anony, but I can't help you with your other problem.

9:30 PM  
Anonymous barndoor cowlegs said...

I posit that the republicans seem more concerned about Limbaugh's statements. Of course Limbaugh wants Obama to fail, he gets more listeners and money that way.
The quotes posted offered a much more involved insight to the war on terror than simply saying they wanted Bush to fail. Instead it seemed more like people pointing out the reasons for 9/11 and the tragedies of the current wars and occupations. Reality shows us that is our direct participation in trying to make the rest of the world submit to U$ hegemony that gains us enemies. That is the policy that should fail, those quoted wanted our country to succeed in not dominating the world for the benefit of a small group of corporations. Simply saying that you want the president to fail offers no legitimate criticism of U$ policy. Those quoted generally gave fact based grievances, perhaps not popular or nationalistic, but someone in this country needs to get this stuff out, the rest of the world sees it, talks about it why can't we?

12:42 AM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

Okay barndoor.. how are you wrong... let me count the ways.

1-Obama is the most concerned about Limbaugh.. in fact he's obsessed... followed by his Rahm Emanuel controlled media who can't stop talking about Rush.
2-Actually Rush makes more money and gets more listeners when Democrats succeed and are in power as in the case of slick willy. When Dem's are out.. rush has less to talk about.
The quotes offered insight into just how much Hollywooders hate America and BUSH in particular... notice they stopped talking about Iraq now that a Democrat is in power even though that Democrat is keeping troops in Iraq (without a clearly defined exit strategy) and increasing military in Afghanistan where Joe Biden declared we are losing.

Now... the point of this post was to illustrate the hypocrisy of all those claiming Limbaugh's desire to see Obama's implementation of socialism fail simply pales in comparison.

You're not denying that the left (and probably you and crispy as well) wanted George Bush to fail are you?

Let me ask YOU... do you want Republicans to succeed or fail?

If you say fail then you are making the case that Limbaugh and others (like me) are perfectly within bounds to say we hope Obama fails.

Now as far as the treatment commenters like you and crunchy get. You get exactly the same treatment in return as you open your comments with.

Crappy, chrunchball, crisper opened with a moronic statement and an ad homenim attack.

Guess what he got in return?

You two boys wanna' play some more or do you have to get back to your video games?

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. No wonder you,BC, and The Duck arn't playing well. You are off the mark. Barry's too busy check things off his list to worry about what the ex Ballarina is doing and it's him and the Clintonistas who thought it was smart to keep fighting battles from ten years ago. Rush, as he has said himself is an equal oppertunity critisiser. One other thing, do not stoop to name calling, dufuss! Like I said about the Duck. Let him rip and stand above. Call him and all like him by the correct name, don't make cracks, just respond politly, even when your not. Thjis is exactly why Obama is in trouble by letting Emanuel attack Rush. You cannot defete the left using thier tactics. When somebody is cussing you out you do not win by responding in kind. It might make you feel good but it's loser stratogy, be polite and beat them over the head til bloody with facts. Get a grip.


2:52 PM  
Anonymous barndoor cowlegs said...

good job Tater, nice and organized, easier to respond this way-
on point 1-Obama smells a chance to discredit Rush and will play it up, he is a politician. Is he obsessed, doubtful and certainly not a fact. Also, Rahm Emanuel (not my favorite person) doesn't control the media, corporate advertising does.

point 2, part a. you are absolutely correct, and that was stated by me in my first response.

part b. it is pathetic that Obama supporters have stopped criticizing the war. If they were socialists they would criticize, if they were anti-war they would criticize. I am a socialist, I criticize, so does the SP-USA. If Obama were a socialist he would act immediately to end the wars and occupations, close our military bases, and reduce the size and cost of the military.

Next, of course us lefties wanted to see Bush fail.
No liberal, progressive, or leftist has any reason not to expect Limbaugh to want Obama to fail, why should anyone be surprised.

I repeat, and I might be wrong, it seems like the repubs are paying a lot more attention to this than dems. Perhaps easier to blame others for a massive p.r. failure. You righties are falling apart, letting Limbaugh run the show ain't helping.

As for insults and treatment, my posts have been nothing but courteous, if I have opened with an insult, show me where.

I'll pass on video games for a bit, my time is better spent rallying for EFCA, HR 676, Immigrant rights, end the (capitalist) wars and occupations, and strengthening the actual Socialist Party.

7:26 PM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

fair enough barndoor.

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear 'Rhoid S Taster,
You're a joke.

How's that for ad hominem?

10:01 PM  

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