While today the ad hominem attack is de riguer, democrats have long sought power by any means necessary. For examples we need only turn to LBJ and FDR. The outstanding book by Robert Caro, 'Means of Ascent' tells the story how LBJ stole a senate seat in a rigged election. FDR and the New Deal were ruled unconstitutional. The reason dems must resort to these tactics is they fail so miserably at debating issues of the day. Not that they are bad debaters, but they just cannot make any sense.
The current craze is to destroy political opponents by any means necessary, especially charismatic and attractive ones. Sarah Palin in Liberal's clothing would be deified by the press a la Obama, instead of vilified. Review the coarse SNL portrayal? The so-called MSM and hollywood stars and starlets all refer to whats-her-name's DEAD ON portrayal... here's a quote from SNL: "I believe global warming is God just hugging us closer" Huh? I mean when did Sarah Palin say anything even remotely bizarre as that? SNL and the so-called MSM's job is to portray her as a 'wacko' which she clearly is anything but a wacko...and now, Letterman piles it on calling her a slut, a slutty stewardess look-alike, and there is nothing off limits. If I were Todd her husband and this were 1809, there would be a duel. (I hope Todd at least rabbit punches Letterman at some cocktail party.)
Now Dave is saying it was 'just a joke' and makes further attacks -- how angry and upset the Palin family is over just one of many jokes. He turns the tables on Palin -- points his finger and now Dave is somehow the victim in this? R U Serious? Sorry Dave, you are not the victim and no, it isn't "just a joke". It is Letterman perpetuating a left-wing myth that conservatives are wacko promiscuous weirdos. Then, he crosses the line to take on her children. There is no excuse for that, but it is Dave's job to continue the big lie. When she calls him on it, he makes himself out to be the victim.
He says he wasn't harassing the 14 year old, the one actually at the stadium. Mr. Letterman, it doesn't matter if you didn't realize she was with her minor child -- it is unacceptable to attack a defenseless child. You have had a TV show much longer than she has been alive. How is it appropriate for you to attack a child under any circumstances? How about take on someone your own size? CBS should fire him over it.
Remember the outrage when Reagan joked about "outlawing Russia forever" and starting bombing in five minutes? There was no end to the media hype over that--there still isn't. But it was just a joke. The only truth to it was that Russia was our sworn and bitter enemy at that time. Kind of like how Sarah Palin and her family are enemies of all things Letterman.
Sorry Dave, your so-called jokes are intended to further the lie that Palin is unfit for public office. It is to further your personal political ends, even at the cost of making jokes about her children, which most of them don't even understand and certainly cannot defend themselves against. And that is why David Letterman should be fired. The Fire David Letterman movement has some real support -- see Cyntia Yockey:
CBS is still playing the “This will all blow over” card. No. It. Won’t.
Persistent, consistent effort on our part will persuade sponsors to drop Letterman’s show and CBS to fire David Letterman.
If we don’t take out this bully, we’ll be swarmed by the millions who will follow his example.
I enjoyed Letterman's humor when he was tossing watermelons off an eight story building. Now, he just crossed the line one time too many.
Update: CBS (where Letterman's show airs) isn't about to fire him, as long as they are publishing this drivel.
Update II: Suek in the comments:
"Rules for Radicals"
"Identify the enemy, personalize it, freeze it (as a target), destroy it."
"Ridicule is the unanswerable destroyer"