Thursday, June 23, 2005
Karl Rove Must Go!
John Aravosis of America Blog was able to get thousands of people to write and call Microsoft which forced them to back away from backing away from defending gay rights: link.
Let's hope John is successful in his latest crusade.
On Wednesday, June 22nd, the Associated Press' Sam Dolnick reported:
"Speaking in a Manhattan ballroom just a few miles north of ground zero, Karl Rove said on Wednesday night that the Democratic party did not understand the consequences of the Sept. 11 attacks."
"Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers," Rove said. "Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war."
"Conservatives saw what happened to us on 9/11 and said we will defeat our enemies. Liberals saw what happened to us and said we must understand our enemies."
Even worse, as John points out:
"All the media is reporting on Rove's hideous comments about how Democrats don't "get" 9/11. But the part of the story they keep missing and not mentioning is what ELSE Rove said. And I quote:
"Has there ever been a more revealing moment this year?" Mr. Rove asked. "Let me just put this in fairly simple terms: Al Jazeera now broadcasts the words of Senator Durbin to the Mideast, certainly putting our troops in greater danger. No more needs to be said about the motives of liberals."
John added, "The MOTIVES of liberals. I.e., liberals aren't just recklessly getting our troops killed, it's apparently OUR MOTIVE to actually GET THEM KILLED."
This is inexcusable. This goes far beyond anything Senator Durbin implied. This isn't coming from a Fox reporter. This is coming from the White House.
John's written a number of posts detailing angry reactions from the Democrats and clueless reactions from the White House which see no need for Karl Rove to apologize...let alone resign.
Go to Americablog and read more and to see how you can help. Call your congressmen. Call Karl Rove's office (John posted his office phone number). This kind of inflammatory rhetoric is a disgrace to the presidency and tarnishes our nation.
It's almost like a game, right now.
While we demand the right wingers to stand up for what they believe in and enlist to fight this war in Iraq that they think is so essential, they attack us for not supporting the troops.
But no liberals have caused the death of any of our troops.
The right wingers are responsible for 1728 American deaths and counting...and that's a fact...not rhetoric.