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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Cindy is almost done

MoveOn.org is about to abandon Cindy. Polls show she is not getting any traction. Details at Power Line here.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Sherry said...

"Details"? One guy's opinion.

Our rag has more "detail" (check out letters to the editor)-- and who cares what Move-On projects? TRUTH is what REAL PEOPLE seek, and they seek it by sifting through the "crap" (and there's more of it than truth)in the rantings of both left and right. It's time to look to a TRUE middleman in this "push me-pull you" that is TOO FAR left for the dems and EXTREME STRETCH for the rights. Where is the COMMON SENSE guy that is capable of putting the BEST, not the worst, of these two demi-gods on a presidential ballot?

Wed Aug 31, 09:02:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Frederic Christie said...

On the Union, you said that the left would toss Cindy aside. Frankly, I can't think of one time the Left has turned its back first on a public figure. (I would also be hard pressed to call MoveOn the left.) But in any respect, there is a double standard that, per usual, you employ. For in that Union comment you said that the community has turned its back on Cindy as has her family. Now, if the Left is responsible for doing that and if it is a bad action, isn't it the same for conservatives?

Wed Aug 31, 11:13:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Russ Steele said...

Frederic:

The community I was talking about was the community she used to live in, not the the community of lefties she is currently associated with.

I think Cindy's 15 minutes is up. Bush's critics will now move on to blaming the President for global warming, hurricanes and New Orleans underwater.

Wed Aug 31, 08:52:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Frederic Christie said...

Yes, and if that community turned its back on her, Russ, that is NOT the fault of the left but THEIR fault for being closed-minded to dissent. In fact, Sheehan among others have contributed to a turn in public opinion about the war, which before the war was against intervention on international and constitutional law grounds.

I'm not moving on from critiquing Iraq, and I don't imagine MoveOn would either, for one thing because that would be colossally stupid tactically, but also because the war in Iraq demands and invites criticism. This doesn't mean that people, in response to the media's 100% whitewashing of everything else (and note, Russ, that it is THEIR choice to do this, to behave in such a way as to prevent discussion of other equally cogent issues, not to mention the real social impact of Katrina), shouldn't and won't offer the criticisms that come to mind with the evidence that they can bear.

Sat Sep 10, 04:25:00 PM PDT  

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