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My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.
The Left is all a-twitter again; this time because of some stupid remarks made by Rev. Pat Robertson. To refresh--or is it, to rehash:
On Monday, Robertson said on the Christian Broadcast Network's "The 700 Club": "We have the ability to take him (Chavez) out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability."
"We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator," he continued. "It's a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with."
In reply, you have here, here and here to go for all the grandiose moral outrage you can stomach. And this, all from the American Left, that grand and august loose debating society which cries "opression" any time anyone says anything remotely in disagreement with their so-obviously superior moral positions.
Now, before going any further, let me reiterate that what Robertson said WAS STUPID! You know, other than that whole "Thou Shalt Not Kill" and "Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord" thing, I'm pretty sure Robertson is speaking exactly for the entire remainder of the Religious Right. But let's keep perspective: Robertson is a FORMERLY influential person who still has his ministry but also a substantially diminished access to persons in power.
And, just for grins, let's roll the tapes:
"John Wilkes-Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr, where are you now that we need you?" the piece had asked.
U.S. President George W. Bush was targeted for assassination by Marxist rebels this week when he visited the city of Cartagena, a Colombian official said Saturday.
The man who has confessed to throwing a live grenade at President Bush during a rally in Georgia's capital says he hoped to kill the U.S. leader, his lawyer said Tuesday.
All of which garnered exactly ZERO outrage from the Left. Zip. Zilch. Nada.
It isn't that what Pat Robertson said wasn't wrong--it was. It's the selective outrage from those who would assign that Wrongness to the entirity of the Right on the basis of one marginal figure's rantings, while not even noticing the same rantings from their own camp, that drives me nuts.
Get a fuctional moral compass. Until then, we'll police our own, thank you.