While some conservatives have engaged (and indeed continue to engage) in some overheated rhetoric when taking issue with Democrats and their allies in the media and blogosphere, I wonder if anyone at the Republican National Committee (RNC) has ever denounced Republicans in the hysterical rhetoric of Democratic National Committee (DNC) communications director Brad Woodhouse, who yesterday told POLITICO
The Republican Party has thrown in its lot with the terrorists – the Taliban and Hamas this morning – in criticizing the President for receiving the Nobel Peace prize. . . . Republicans cheered when America failed to land the Olympics and now they are criticizing the President of the United States for receiving the Nobel Peace prize – an award he did not seek but that is nonetheless an honor in which every American can take great pride – unless of course you are the Republican Party.The 2009 version of the Republican Party has no boundaries, has no shame and has proved that they will put politics above patriotism at every turn. It’s no wonder only 20 percent of Americans admit to being Republicans anymore – it’s an embarrassing label to claim.
Gosh, sound like he’s talking about his own party. And seems he, like many on the left, is living in the past. That 20% number is from the early days of the Obama Administration and before the Democratic incumbent made clear he had no intention to fulfill his campaign commitment of a “net spending cut.” Serious polls now show a narrowing of the party gap.
Contending “the DNC needs a smarter class of public-relations flacks,” Ed Morrissey takes Woodhouse to the woodshed:
Woodhouse argues (almost assuredly uncomprehendingly) for a fuehrerprinzip where the head of state must never be questioned or criticized, lest one become a traitor to the fatherhomeland. Will Woodhouse also start labeling late-night comedians like Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien terrorist sympathizers for their (very) occasional ridicule of His Reverence?
I don’t think any official of the RNC ever made a comparison as nasty as Woodhouse’s when taking issue with then-President George W. Bush’s critics who offered barbs far more mean-spirited and ad hominem than the GOP’s rather restrained critiques of the incumbent’s recent honor (most in the same vein as criticism offered on the left and in the MSM). To be sure, a few bloggers did so, but none has directly say that the party has really thrown its lot with the terrorists. As Morrissey puts it, that really “takes the cake.”
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