Sometimes when commenting our posts, our critics ignore our points to launch into diatribes against Republicans. Such diatribes are particularly delicious when the reader/commenter attaches his criticism to posts where we fault the Democrats for being mean-spirited. Instead of addresing our points, our critics make our points.
In response to my post wondering if so many on the left were so mean because it’s in their nature, a reader e-mailed me linking an article designed to show that Karl Rove was actually the “scorpion,” that is, the one who can’t avoid stinging because it’s in his nature. But, the article, written by a self-profesion Bush-hater, is full of innuendo and name-calling and short on actual facts about Rove’s supposed meanness and shows instead the writer’s only “need” to demonize the “Architect” of W’s two electoral victories.
Indeed, the writer himself betrays his own inability to tie Rove to his alleged crimes: “Rove’s lowest schemes have never borne his fingerprints“. That’s leftis Newspeak to say that he lacks evidence to back up his accusations.
In their attempts to attack Karl Rove, his critics have had to allege his diabolical creativity to link him to schemes where there is no evidence suggesting his involvement. Futhermore, they cite allegations and insults made by other Rove haters as source material. In short, they have had to invent conspiracy theories and twist facts to show Rove’s meanness. All we have to do to show the meanness of some on the left is to offer up quotes from leading Democrats, including not just top Administration officials, but also the President himself.
Oh, and finally, even if Rove did all those horrible, no good and very bad things he was alleged to have done, nearly all of them were done in the context of a campaigns whereas the point of my recent post is that the Democrats have engaged in nasty rhetoric after winning the White House and increasing their majorities in both houses of Congress, that is, in the context of governing not campaigning.