Barking Moonbat Awards: Top Ten Anti-American Statements from the Left
In answering a question my sister posed a couple of nights ago, I hereby present The Barking Moonbat Awards. Winning one of the coveted 'Lindas' means you've been recognized for one of the top ten anti-American statements in recent memory.
My sister, a bright young professional is, shall we say, a tad on the liberal side of the aisle. She expressed dismay that I termed the Left 'anti-American'. I qualified her statement: it is my contention that the Democratic Party has been co-opted by the Left's Moonbat Wing. Think Howard Dean, Michael Moore, George Soros -- the folks who provide emotional and financial succor to the Democratic Party.
Unfortunately for them, and fortunately for us, they also cause the Dems to lose a lot (and I do mean a lot) of elections. I guess it's hard for most of us here in Jesusland to empathasize with a multi-millionaire film director who resembles Orson Welles after a five-day bender. Or a billionaire currency trader with socialistic tendencies, who reminds folks of a Bond villain (c'mon, you're thinking 'Ernst Stavro Blofeld' every time you see Soros, right?).
So, here, without further ado, are my top ten anti-American statements or actions on the part of the "Barking Moonbat Wing" (which, if memory serves, is the term they prefer) of the Left:
#10) "Inspections work, War won't." -- MoveOn.org billboard, rendered unintentionally hysterical through a series of recent disclosures. Combine the massive corruption in the United Nations' Oil-for-Food program with its related, failed inspections regime... the result: a fraudulent "inspections" proposition that would have killed thousands of more innocents under the benevolent leadership of Saddam Hussein.
#9) "The people who invaded and destroyed Iraq and have murdered more than a million Iraqi people by sanctions and war will burn in Hell in the hell-fires, and their name in history will be branded as killers and war criminals for all time. Fallujah is a Guernica, Falluaja is a Stalingrad, and Iraq is in flames as a result of the actions of these criminals. Not the resistance, not anybody else but these criminals who invaded and fell like wolves upon the people of Iraq. And by the way, those Arab regimes which helped them to do it will burn in the same hell-fires," -- George Galloway, interviewed on Abu Dhabi television in November, 2004, rooting against Democracy... and for terrorism.
#8) “WMD, period." -- the reading-impaired Barbara Boxer, stating the reason she authorized war in Iraq. Whereas, back in the land I like to call 'reality', the resolution that authorized war outlined a litany of reasons for war, not the least of which was regional stability. And, yes, that means I just called Saddam Hussein unstable. Go figure.
#7) "[CBS] believes the documents to be authentic." -- Dan Rather, September 13, 2003, justifying the use of forged documents (designed to turn the election against the sitting President) in the final days before the vote.
#6) "[That Karl Rove created the CBS forgeries is] ...a possibility, yes. It's a possibility based upon circumstantial evidence and the history of his behavior over the course of several decades." -- Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), expounding his theory on the Rathergate forgeries during an interview on CNN.
#5) "Against" -- John Conyers (D-MI), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), Pete Stark (D-CA), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), the six who voted no (against 402 "For" Votes) with respect to a ceremonial resolution marking the fourth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The resolution, as James Taranto notes, '...extended sympathy to the victims and survivors; honored the military, first responders, and others who helped; thanked foreign leaders for their support; declared that America is not waging war "on any people or any faith"; reaffirmed a commitment to the global war on terrorism; and vowed "never [to] forget the sacrifices made" on 9/11 or to "bow to terrorist demands."' Hard to disagree with that, right? Yup. Unless, of course, you're a barking moonbat.
#4) "These measures [killing or dismantling the Patriot Act] are long overdue, and we call on the Republican leadership in Congress to bring them to a vote now...", Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), during a meeting with, among others, the group CAIR. That is, of course, is the same group alleged to have various odd linkages to terror organizations (based upon the State Department's list of terror groups.
#3) "[Iraq] is clearly George Bush's Vietnam." -- Ted Kennedy (D-MA), in January of 2005, calling for an immediate retreat for U.S. military forces. Way to embolden the terrorists, Teddy!
#2) "If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime - Pol Pot or others - that had no concern for human beings," Dick Durbin (D-IL), describing his view of prisoner treatment at Guantanamo Bay - as quoted in (where else?) Al Jazeera.
#1) "The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not 'insurgents' or 'terrorists' or 'The Enemy.' They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -- and they will win." -- Michael Moore, an honored guest at the Democratic National Convention's Presidential Box (with Jimmy Carter), promoting terrorism here and abroad.