Thursday, June 21, 2012

IS THIS A RIGHT-WING "DOCTRINE OF INFALLIBILITY"?

Jake Tapper reports:
The family of slain U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, who was killed with guns tied to the Fast and Furious program, issued a statement Wednesday afternoon accusing President Obama of compounding their family tragedy by invoking executive privilege....

Terry family attorney Pat McGroder on Wednesday released the following statement from Terry's parents Josephine Terry and Kent Terry Sr.: "Attorney General Eric Holder's refusal to fully disclose the documents associated with Operation Fast and Furious and President Obama's assertion of executive privilege serves to compound this tragedy. It denies the Terry family and the American people the truth."

... Earlier today, Josephine Terry was on Philadelphia Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.

Asked about the president's assertion, she said, "The only thing I can say is, if he did that they apparently don't want Issa to get the documents to see what’s in there." ...
I would like to see a resolution that -- in a different, utterly non-partisan way -- gets to the truth and hold somebody accountable for what happened to Brian Terry. But what's going on in Congress is not about Brian Terry, and everyone can see that.

Do you remember the summer of 2006? A group of 9/11 widows were seeking answers from the Bush administration about what had happened to their husbands and thousands of other people. Ann Coulter had a book to sell, and she made the round of TV talk shows saying things like this:
MATT LAUER: ... this part is the part I really need to talk to you about: "These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by griefparrazies. I have never seen people enjoying their husband's death so much." Because they dare to speak out?

COULTER: To speak out using the fact they are widows. This is the left's doctrine of infallibility. If they have a point to make about the 9-11 commission, about how to fight the war on terrorism, how about sending in somebody we are allowed to respond to. No. No. No. We have to respond to someone who had a family member die. Because then if we respond, oh you are questioning their authenticity.
For some thoughts about that, let's go to ... um, Jake Tapper, on June 9, 2006:
She [Ann Coulter] has a -- she has a perfectly acceptable argument, a perfectly intelligent argument in her book Godless....

And the argument is that the Democratic Party and the liberals constantly bring out spokespeople whom [sic] are unassailable: Cindy Sheehan, John Murtha, the 9-11 widows, etc. And -- and it becomes -- any time you question what they're saying -- "How dare you question these people?" And that's a -- that's a perfectly respectable and honest argument.
Funny thing -- I don't hear Tapper saying anything like that right now. Nor -- astonishingly -- does Coulter seem to be making an intellectually consistent argument:


What?! No railing against the Terry family's moral "infallibility"? I'm shocked, Ann. Shocked!

2 comments:

Victor said...

Steve,
Ya gotta know that for Conservatives, 'past results are no guarantee of future performances.'

And some of these performances are quite something to to see!

And I actually am starting to pity Ann Coulter.

She may have been the female frothing-at-the-mouth female Conservative trendsetter a while back, but now she's starting to look more like "Old lady who screams at clouds," than the new female Conservative freaks, like Michelle Malkin.

She has Cable TV news, and ABC, to thank for keeping her in the public eye.

She's like a female Charlie Sheen, who, no matter what crazy sh*t he says or does, some network will give him a chance, in the hope that 'past performances ARE a guarantee of future results.'

Soon, if Obama's reelected, Ann will have her own reality show - Ann Obomananation!"
It it, she'll go to gun shows, and other hang-outs for Conservative loons, and get the people there to respond to the latest BS conspiracy the right wants to spread."
Ann: 'Sir, did you hear that Obama's really NOT from Kenya?'
Man a loony gathering: "Is that a fact? Ah still believe he is. He never showed his birf certifcate"
Ann: "No, he's actually and alien from the planet Negron in a nearby solar system, and he's here to take our guns from us in his 2nd term, because the inhabitants of the planet Negron are cannibal's, and they prize white meat! And this way, he can become the Col. Obama-Sanders of "Negron's Fried White Folks."
Man: "Is that a fact? SHIT! Ah 'spected somethin' lahk this all along from that darkie. We gotta do something 'bout that black sombitch!!! Le' me tell mah other militia members. WE'LL put a stop to this, raght-qwik!!!"

"Amusing Ourselves to Death" on "The Glass Teat," indeed.

Joseph Auclair said...

Underneath all the bs there is somewhere an actual event.

Something actually happened.

I wonder what the hell it was.

Maybe it was a good idea, eh?