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04 September 2008

They did NOT just use graphic footage of 9/11 as reason to vote Republican, did they? [More:]FUCK YOU. FUCK YOU A MILLION FUCKING TIMES OVER YOU FUCKING FUCKS.
A noun, a verb and 9-11.
posted by puke & cry 04 September | 22:22
Wow, that was awful. I echo the sentiment: fuck you, everyone involved with producing and showing that obscenity. And a bonus fuck you to everyone who cheered it.
posted by kyleg 04 September | 22:33
Yea, they went there. Are you really surprised?
posted by octothorpe 04 September | 22:56
Oh and yea, the cheering was pretty fucking chilling. "Yay 9/11!"
posted by octothorpe 04 September | 22:57
Whoa. And they had the chutzpah to label it a "tribute" when it was just straight up naked fearmongering. A rah-rah for the firefighters, police, and those who were killed would be one thing, but this was something else entirely.

I'm not surprised they went there; I AM surprised they went there THAT HARD. Footage of the impact, the fires, and the collapse? Olbermann was right, any TV network running that now would get their asses handed to them, and the Republicans now should too. I just hope someone from their own side of the aisle has the integrity to call them out for this.

*sigh* I don't like it when my cynicism is reinforced.
posted by Joe Invisible 04 September | 23:05
Kind of a different tone for the RNC than the DNC this year, huh? First election I've ever seen as an adult where there was a substantial, demonstrable difference between how the two conventions were conducted.
posted by middleclasstool 04 September | 23:11
So when I sent this to a friend a few weeks back joking it was a preview of the gop convention I guess I wasn't far off.

(funny, not horrifying. no real 911 footage)
posted by kellydamnit 04 September | 23:34
Wow. That was...completely horrifying on many levels.

And it feels really odd to say this, but mad props to Olbermann for calling them out on this. I'm...starting to actually respect a few members of the media again. It feels weird.

And I ran into a woman who was handing out voter registration forms as I was waiting for the bus, so I can mail mine off tomorrow. YAY!
posted by Fuzzbean 05 September | 00:10
I love Olbermann. He may be the left's answer to Fox's shrill blowhards, but by god, at least he knows what he's talking about!
posted by kellydamnit 05 September | 00:31
Is this surprising?

posted by pompomtom 05 September | 01:20
Ugh. And just as I was entertaining the idea of re-visiting the states (I do love the land and the peeps, yaknow) this kinda turned me right the hell off.
posted by dabitch 05 September | 04:41
(it's as if I'm scared it's contagious!)
posted by dabitch 05 September | 04:42
Just who exactly is going to hand the Republicans their own asses? They have alienated the center, and now they are a self-contained unit. They do not shame over any but their own values. They look at the naysayers like those in this thread and sneer, "How soon you forget."

The left cannot even excoriate the Republicans for racism or sexism when so many liberal blogs are pumping out their own brands of racism, sexism, ableism and ageism.
posted by Ardiril 05 September | 16:07
Haha, that's funny, Ardiril! For a second there, I thought you were equating the casual bigotry of various bloggers who may or may not be associated in any way with anyone to the intentional, institutional bigotry inherent in the platform of an entire party!

I regret that McKinney isn't even on the Texas ballot.
posted by muddgirl 05 September | 16:28
That video was boldly, nakedly exploitive. A new low.

The phrase "lest we forget" is often used in war remembrances in Canada and commonwealth countries. And I feel like I hear a lot of "never forget"-type exhortations coming from American politicians... but they miss the point entirely. The point of remembering the horror of war is to prevent the conditions that cause war. It's to live in peace, and to create and foster peace in the world.

Saying "never forget" is, in their hearts, a way to fire up dormant bitterness -- to stir up old fears -- to cultivate the culture of militarism. And it makes me positively sick.
posted by loiseau 05 September | 21:48
dabitch it's not contagious! OTOH if McCain wins I have my dual citizenship and EU here I come!
posted by mlis 06 September | 01:59
dabitch, we NEED sane people here. Please.
posted by BoringPostcards 06 September | 02:23
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