Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Bumper Sticker Slogans, etc

It would seem that whoever invited Michael Moore to sit in the VIP booth at the 2004 Democratic National Convention was prescient. The Democrats really have become the party of the screwball left.

From today's Boston Herald:
When Brian Williams asked the Democratic presidential candidates to answer (by a show of hands) if they believe “there’s such a thing as a global war on terror,” the only top-tier candidate whose hand shot up was Hillary Clinton. Barack Obama reluctantly gave an insincere wave. But Edwards? Never.

So, if there’s no global terror threat, how does the left explain the guy on fire climbing out the window of an explosives-laden car as shown on CNN? Spontaneous human combustion?


Poverty causes terrorism, the left insists, despite the fact that a) there are at least 1 billion impoverished non-Muslims in the world who aren’t blowing up nightclubs; and b) two of the plotters just arrested are doctors. In fact, most of the 9/11 and 7/7 attackers were relatively affluent and well educated.

Advocates of the “bumper sticker” theory sometimes claim that terrorism is the last resort of the desperate. The New York Times [NYT] calls the latest would-be bombers part of Europe’s “disenfranchised South Asian population.”

Got that? Not “terrorists.” Certainly not “Muslims.” Disenfranchised.

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