Today Is Paint A Democrat As An Anarchist DayMarch 22, 2007
Suddenly (and not surprisingly), the effort to smear everyone who is against the Iraq war as a flag-burning, soldier effigy hoisting, vandalous anarchist started to gain some momentum in the righty blog community. Here’s a great example over at hot air: A few fringe actors
Those people who burned a US soldier in effigy in Portland are a lot of things, most of them unprintable, but fringe actors they are not. They are leaders. They have been leading the Democrats toward their current stance on the war since 9-12-01.
What utter crap. Here’s a newsflash Bryan: There were those of us that thought this war was an idiotic idea from day 1. There were even more who discovered it later on. Today, a majority of Americans think the war was not worth the cost and Bush/Cheney deliberately misled the country about the threat posed by Saddam. After 4 years, Democrats continue to hand wring over the war, and you think they’re influenced by these nuts? Gimme a break.
Hot Air’s not alone though, as there are lots of other blogs willing to juxtapose anyone anti-Bush with the flag burners.
But, hey, it’s much easier to look at yourself in the mirror if you can just paint everyone on the other side as an anti-American, troop-hating communist.
BTW- Just for the record, I think any American upset enough with the country to actually burn a flag can pack their bags and leave. The behavior is very much on ‘the fringe’.
Update: A similar sentiment was echoed by a blogger in Oregon: How to find the pricks in a crowd of 10,000
Update: Apparently, one of these creeps took a dump on the flag as well, so the smear rolls on at LGF: A New Low for the Anti-War Movement