Friday, April 06, 2007

A taste of things to come?

Listened to some of Michael Medved's radio show today. Man, is he mad at Nancy Pelosi. Hates the fact that she went to Syria. Says she deserves censure. Also, that she violated the Logan Act and should be considered a criminal who should be sent to prison. And of course, Medved was reading the Washington Post editorial that was critical of her meeting with Bashar al-Assad.

And all this in reaction to a pretty minor foreign trip. The vehemence of the attack is striking. And we haven't even "lost" the war in Iraq yet ("officially", that is). Maybe Medved (and his cohorts) are exhibiting the extremism that comes when a political movement is dying. Or maybe this is nothing more than a continuation of the fierce anti-Democrat attitude that we experienced during the Clinton years (which was somewhat contained when Bush was riding high - since there was no need to bash the opposition). In any event, it's quite a phenomenon to observe. It's so nutty.

More on this general topic at Glenn Greenwald.


Weren't there some repub lawmakers that went to Syria, too? Surprising that nobody's making an issue about those people.

By Anonymous Uncle Mike, at 4/06/2007 5:30 PM  

Yes, there was a Republican trip before Pelosi's group, and their was a Republican in Pelosi's group too. And one of the Republican's criticised the Bush policy in Syria during their trip. Further, this has been common practice -- Newt Gingrich did it during Clinton's time in office.

But it's not surprising at all that this isn't being made an issue. Disappointing, certainly, but typical. We have bloggers mentioning it, Democratic politicians mentioning it, and the news media largely ignoring it. This is not new: IOKIYAR.

By Anonymous QrazyQat, at 4/07/2007 11:28 AM  

I've noticed an increase in anger on other gasbag radio shows. Mark Levin, for example, called Murtha "the current Benedict Arnold."

I think the Novemeber elections was a real shock to the gasbags and now they are limited to pandering to the base.

By Blogger Steve J., at 4/10/2007 3:30 AM  

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