On 9/11, Rightbloggers Denounce America's Mortal Enemies: Democrats and Paul Krugman

tomt200.jpgOn the 10th anniversary weekend of the September 11 attacks, every single living American blogger wrote a 9/11 memorial post. (Those who did not have been drummed out of the union.)

Rightbloggers' 9/11 posts are always interesting, so we figured they'd be extra-good for 9/11 X. We were not disappointed. While some mercifully contented themselves with anodyne reminiscences ("On this day we remember those who died and those who became heroes, during that tragic wake up call," etc), many took the occasion to reflect on the treacherousness of America's sworn enemies, namely Democrats and liberals.

At Andrew Breitbart's Big Government, for example, John Nolte informed us that "9/11 Only Paused the Left's Attack on America."

On 9/11/01, Nolte admitted, he "mourned," but "ten years on, my emotions have evolved... Because for ten years I've watched the Left, much of Hollywood and almost all of the news media turn against our country for mercenary, partisan political reasons."

As Big Government readers take it on faith that their political opponents are traitors, Nolte didn't bother to explain. But he did brag on his prescience: back in 2001, he said, when "solemn celebrities hosted benefit concerts and Democrats sang 'God Bless America' on the Capitol steps, I knew it wouldn't last and that over time they would become America's enemy within in the fight to protect herself." See, Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi, you didn't fool John Nolte!

"I never even took a moment to hope I was wrong," added Nolte. And we expect he never will.

Pajamas Media's Stephen Green informed readers that at 9/11, the "liberal conceit" was that "the attacks that morning were somehow our fault, and that it wasn't an act of war." (Again, no citations.) Green did think it was an act of war, and that our response in Iraq, though a "mess," nonetheless turned that country into a "deathtrap for jihadis" (among many others, he might have mentioned).

But Green lamented that President Bush never "waged the war in accordance with his own (correct) formulation of the Axis of Evil" -- which some of you may remember included Iraq, North Korea, and Iran, but to which Green appended (apparently on the authority of columnists, Israeli officials, and Joe Lieberman) "Iran's junior partners, Syria and various Palestinian groups." Green wished Bush had authorized "a long, rapid march from the beaches of Syria to the streets of Tehran, destroying all government buildings -- and any military forces stupid enough to stand in the way."

Ah, what might have been! "Would it have worked? Who knows," admitted Green, "but the troops would have been home by Christmas, their casualties in the hundreds not thousands, and we'd be a trillion or two dollars richer." Well, maybe next Republican administration.

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You know the real truth about 9/11, right? Forget the official story -- it's all about the liberals!
Some thoughts were spared for the home front. Michelle Malkin worried that kids today are learning "all the wrong 9/11 lessons... too many children have been spoon-fed the thin gruel of progressive political correctness over the stiff antidote of truth."

What gruel did she mean? "Social justice educators in high schools and colleges across the country indoctrinate American students into viewing our volunteer armed forces as victims, monsters and pawns in a leftist 'social struggle,'" Malkin claimed. As an example she cited her own daughter's education; "in second grade," said Malkin, "her teachers read touchy-feely stories about peace and diversity to honor the 9/11 dead. They whitewashed Osama bin Laden, militant Islam and centuries-old jihad out of the curriculum."

We thought lessons for second graders on militant Islam and jihad had been mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act, but no: "a special 9/11 curriculum distributed in New Jersey schools advises teachers to 'avoid graphic details or dramatizing the destruction' wrought by the 9/11 hijackers," wrote Malkin. Imagine, thinking seven-year-olds couldn't handle graphic descriptions of mass murder! They've seen worse on Nickelodeon.

Malkin knew better: She took her daughter "out of a cesspool of academic and moral relativism" and into "a reality-grounded, rigorous charter school" where "many of the students are children of soldiers and servicemen and women..." Malkin did not mention how this influenced the curriculum; maybe they just run video loops of people falling out of the World Trade Center towers throughout the day.

Daily Pundit Bill Quick shared his personal 9/11 memories. The first: "An Islam that believes America should be enslaved or destroyed attacked us in our own land and slaughtered three thousand of us." Also, "domestic enemies of America who sympathized with the Muslim enemies doing everything they could to tear down a President trying to strike back at the Muslim enemies that had butchered us." Plus, a "ruling class" that was "worrying more about the sensibilities and safety of Muslims in America than they cared about protecting America from Muslims who wished to destroy her and her people and their liberties."

That Bin Laden has been killed did not impress Quick: "Our ruling class managed to shift the focus of cause to Osama bin Laden, the man from the vacuum," he wrote, and in so doing "they created another great triumph for the Islam that wants to destroy America."

(Back in 2002, Quick said, "Of course both bin Laden and Zawahiri are dead"; earlier this year, when Bin Laden was actually killed, Quick suggested that Obama tried to "countermand" the order; Quick also declared, "I want to gloat over the murderous Muslim's ignominious, but much more merciful, death than those he slaughtered on 9/11 and at other times." How times change, and how quickly.)

Instead of celebrating the end of the "cardboard character" Bin Laden, Quick bid that we recall "the Islam that still, today, wants to destroy America, still exists, and the Muslims who still, today, actively work to achieve that goal, still exist... I hate these Muslims who hate us, and I want to destroy them all." Quick did not explain how he would distinguish these Muslims from those Muslims, but we get the feeling he'd be content to let God sort 'em out.

"For those of you on the left, feel free to Google '9/11/2001' if the date doesn't ring a bell for you," helpfully advised Crush Liberalism. "All of us who weren't in a drug-induced stupor recall exactly what we were doing when the attacks came and when we first got word of it."

The way Crush Liberalism told it, bliss was it in that dawn to be alive: "In the days immediately following" 9/11, he wrote, "I had never seen patriotism and unity like that in my life, and I haven't seen it since."

But "then, three years later," intoned Crush Liberalism as the music grew somber and solarized images of John Kerry played in slow motion, "the country was one state away (Ohio) from sending to the Oval Office a liberal Masshole with a shameful record of crapping on the American soldiers and palling around with Hanoi Jane." And "seven years after that fateful day in 2001" -- here the screen went black -- "the unthinkable happened" and Obama was elected.

How could this have happened in the good old U.S. of A.? Because voting for Obama "was the 'in' thing to do," explained Crush Liberalism, "so we could tell our friends and neighbors 'See? I'm not racist! I voted for the black guy!'" (You may be sure Crush Liberalism never got caught up in that fad.) And "because [Obama] would give us more government goodies than the old dude..."

"I submit to you," this patriot cried, "that the damage done by four years of liberal legislative assault and 2.5 years of socialist executive rule far exceeds the carnage that was experienced ten years ago." Depends on your point of view, we guess. "As I watched the History Channel this week," wept Crush Liberalism, "all those memories came rushing back to me, along with the realization that our country doesn't learn its lessons well anymore." Crush Liberalism then offered to "pray" for America, even though the nation has clearly disappointed and indeed disgusted him. Wasn't that Christian of him?

This sort of thing made us grateful for merely peculiar posts like Don Surber's about Bono from U2. Surber was enraged that the Irish singer had declared himself "a very proud American on 9/11... Even if you're not American, everyone became an American that day."

Millions of American claim to be Irish on St. Patrick's Day, so we'd say fair enough. But not Surber. "Who in the heck does this pompous Irish think he is," he raved, "standing in Canada and presuming that he is an American?... He is not even a Bono. His name is Paul David Hewson. He does not even pronounce the name right. That is a long O as in Sonny Bono, who was a true American son of legal immigrants who worked his way up from nothing..."

Naturally we thought this was a joke at first, but if it is, Surber omitted the punchline and instead offered a "point," i.e., "I guess my problem is not with some Irish singer so much as it is with what he represents. I really don't need a weekend of people preening about how tragic 9/11 was, as if no one else has those thoughts or feelings." Surber then linked to a 9/11 column ("It was the beginning of a tumultuous decade") by "my boss, Hanna Maurice," of the Charleston, West Virginia Daily Mail. Well, at least she's not Irish.

Though they described liberals as traitors all weekend, rightbloggers seemed genuinely surprised when liberals disagreed with their portrayal of post-9/11 realities.


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jim
jim

Maybe the same gang that turned 9/11 footage finto campaign promo fodder should rethink their entire "NEVER REGRET" ethic ... if it also happens to be the gang that took more than a year to get around to opening a Commission to investigate it.

Mmmm
Mmmm

I saw a lot of outrage by conservative bloggers, but  I didn't see any blogger use the word "traitor" or "mortal enemy" though.  The title of this piece is entirely misleading.

Mimistiredofthis
Mimistiredofthis

things I remember about 9/11/2001 are personal to me, as it should be to everyone.  Disbelief at what was happening was the uppermost feelings for me.  If my son-in-law had not turned on the tv that morning as we were getting dressed for a funeral, we would not have known about the Twin Towers until we had finished burying our seven year old grandson.  He was killed by a hit and run driver while riding his bike on September 6, 2001.  I had succumbed to a feeling that God was out to get me, for what I didn't know... and then this happened.  My daughters and their families had flown to Houston to be with us and our son, whose oldest son had been killed.  We had found rooms for them at a new motel not too far from us.  The people who owned it were exceedingly kind gave them a group discount and several other little perks,  They had young children themselves and they could strongly identify with our grief at losing our precious child.

After the funeral when our family members returned to the motel to change; they were met by the owner, his wife and children. The owner wanted to express his sorrow at the attack on America as well as his outrage that it had been perpetrated by Muslim extremists. " We so hope that you do not think that we peaceful muslims do not condone the actions of extremists! Islam has a long history of peace.  But there are those who want "Jihad" against others.  They are ones who take from the Koran what they want to believe, who want to pervert our religion for their own agenda. They are not true muslims to us."

 I told him, "we understand as it is the same in Christianity.  There are those who pick and chose verses and phrases from the Bible, who use only those parts  to support their own desires for control and influence over those people weak enough as to be unable to think for themselves."

My beliefs stand to this day. Not all Muslims are bad, Not all Christians are good. Only God has the right to decide the difference.

VietnamVet
VietnamVet

I know several Democrats who have the Medal of Honor.  Calling Democrats enemies of America is...plain stupid.

UnholyMoses
UnholyMoses

We do find it poignant," said [Conservative Refocus News] "that Krugman would seek to cast the blame on the 'horrible hero's' of 9/11,being those whose first thought was to both protect and defend.

So ... Bush was protecting us when he ran away and hid for hours on end like the coward he is? And Rudy walking around Manhattan pointing at stuff was defending ... what, exactly?

It's like when these clowns claim that Bush "kept us safe" -- just so long as you ignore 9/11, the anthrax attacks, and the tens of thousands killed in his War of Choice(R). Sure, other than all of those massive failures, he did a bang-up job.

Roger Ailes
Roger Ailes

(Those who did not have been drummed out of the union.)

Thugs!

gil mann
gil mann

I'm no fan of Malkin, but I'll admit to being a little taken aback when our local school district added "Heather Has Two Jihadis" to the curriculum.

Mr. Wonderful
Mr. Wonderful

This, no doubt, would include the many firefighters, policemen and first responders who also lost their lives. Krugman pretty much denigrates the memory of each and every one of these brave and heroic men and women."

Oh you rhetorical pussy.  Which is it?  "No doubt," or "pretty much"?  No wonder the only mammals who respect your arguments are the small-brained dogs and Michelle Malkin.  You don't even know what you believe.

StringOnAStick
StringOnAStick

Projection: its all that remains in the RW tactics bag. 

Substance McGravitas
Substance McGravitas

"Vile liberal spew about how evil America has become... slimy, gutless assbiscuit," counterpointed The Jawa Report.

The Jawa Report can follow the assbiscuits with some assturkey and assgravy. It's a special day!

Jt
Jt

Idiot.  Blithering liberal idiot.

Atticus Dogsbody
Atticus Dogsbody

All of us who weren't in a drug-induced stupor recall exactly what we were doing when the attacks came and when we first got word of it.

Well la-de-da, Mr Man. I was in a drug induced stupor and I still remember exactly what I was doing. I never did get to see the end of the Muhammed Ali documentary that disappeared from my screen to be replaced by the image of a burning tower, soon to be two burning towers. And you know what I did then? I smoked more pot.

coozledad
coozledad

 Must be John Lennon Karaoke night at the Malkin household:

spoon-fed the thin gruel of progressive political correctness over the stiff antidote of truth.Is just a short step away from:I'm tired of of being spoon fed the thin gruel of progessive political correctness by these yellow bellied McGovern mother hubbardsYeah. Just Gimme some truth.The stiff antidote of truth...

EndOfTheWorld
EndOfTheWorld

"A special 9/11 curriculum distributed in New Jersey schools advises teachers to 'avoid graphic details or dramatizing the destruction' wrought by the 9/11 hijackers"

Awww, man! And we were going to make such a nice school pageant out of it too.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®©
ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®©

On the 10th anniversary weekend of the September 11 attacks, every single living American blogger wrote a 9/11 memorial post. (Those who did not have been drummed out of the union.)

Not I, Roy.  I have nature pics. And my union card is over by the lamp.

;)

Svg1234
Svg1234

""I submit to you," this patriot cried, "that the damage done by four years of liberal legislative assault and 2.5 years of socialist executive rule far exceeds the carnage that was experienced ten years ago.""I completely agree with this comment. It is provably true.

RPorrofatto
RPorrofatto

Jesus, what a depressing selection. It's hard to pick which sociopathic monkey covered himself in the most feces, but I do admire Bill Quick's "the Islam that is my enemy is the Islam that is my enemy and not any other Islam you might be thinking of" approach. And this is a gem:the attack and slaughter was carried out by some of the millions of Muslims who believe that they are commanded by their religion to attack, enslave, and destroy America

Bill Quick, 1969: Manson's attack and slaughter was carried out by some of the millions of hippies who... Bill Quick, 2011: the attack by the flash mob was carried out by some of the  millions of blacks who... uh-oh.

trizzlor
trizzlor

Professor Malkin is really on fire in that column:  "These childhood experts have determined that grade school is too early to delve into the specifics of the homicidal clash of Allah’s sharia-avenging soldiers with the freedom-loving Western world. Yet, many of the same protectors of fragile elementary-school pupils can’t wait to teach them all the ins and outs of condoms, cross-dressers and crack addictions."

DocAmazing
DocAmazing

The funny unfunny part of all of this is that the rightblogger types most afire about an attack on New York have never made any secret of their  hatred of all things New York.  In the early 1990s, I saw bumperstickers at a gun show  that read "I (bomb) NY".

commie atheist
commie atheist

"I submit to you," this patriot cried, "that the damage done by four years of liberal legislative assault and 2.5 years of socialist executive rule far exceeds the carnage that was experienced ten years ago."

Well, to be honest, Obama has said some really mean things about investment bankers and stock brokers.  Doesn't that count for something?

edroso
edroso

Just in case you're serious: The first item considered here is called "9/11 Only Paused the Left's Attack on America." A person who attacks his own country is called what, class?

You will find these essays much more rewarding once you  have acquired some contextual reading skills.

Brian Schlosser
Brian Schlosser

Feh... they probably stole 'em! Everyone knows the Armed Forces are comprised entirely of convervative, Christian Republicans.

Consumer Unit 5012
Consumer Unit 5012

Also the Beltway Sniper, but that probably doesn't count because shut up.

ripconstitution
ripconstitution

Well, that and 9/11. What really irks me is the canard that liberals fall into a deep depression at hearing about anything positive that the U.S. achieves. It seriously pisses me off that everyone is supposed to believe that conservatives are into politics because they love America, while liberals only care about politics because Karl Marx/MerkaSux. Like none of us gives a damn about 9/11, or lost anyone we loved. But as they say, a person doesn't treat someone else badly because they hate that other person; they hate that other person because they treat him badly. That's the real kernel of it all.

Roger Ailes
Roger Ailes

Karen Finley's bringing the assyams.

Chainbark
Chainbark

Well, who can argue with a well sourced, trenchant rebuttal like that. To think that John Stuart Mills asserted that "While not all conservatives are stupid, most stupid people are conservative." What a liberal doody-head!

edroso
edroso

Idiot.  Blithering liberal idiot.

Well, he's got me there.

commie atheist
commie atheist

Jesse threw Michelle down roughly on the bed.  "Enough of this thin gruel of progresive political correctness!" he yelled, tearing her blouse off.  "It's time to give you the Stiff Antitode of Truth!"

"Oh, Jesse," she moaned...

EndOfTheWorld
EndOfTheWorld

Being effete academics, we can't really give you full credit for that answer, Svg1234, if you don't show your work.

susanoftexas
susanoftexas

I used to have two video game units but Socialist Obama (he's like Mattel's Ken, only with a 'fro, African camo and a peace sign secret decoder ring) took one away to give to the poor. How the children cried.

I love how conservatives frequently assert something is provably true but never actually prove it. Instead we get the Conservative Underpants Theory. 

1. Get ripped off by my leaders who gut my pension, 401(k), housing equity and job while running up the deficit to fight wars on credit.

2. ???????

3. Blame liberals!

hell's littlest angel
hell's littlest angel

I'll never forget my grandfather's last words to me as he was hauled off to face the PPACA death panel: "Avenge me!"

Emdee
Emdee

Bill Quick, 2010: Dr. Tiller's slaughter was carried out by one of the millions of fundamentalists who…

(what? didn't that happen?)

Horatius
Horatius

This is why we need social services. Malkin's kids will be so fucked up when they grow up.

Brian Schlosser
Brian Schlosser

Yeah... the people who REALLY understand 9/11 are the people who watched on TV in Tulsa, not the liberal pantywaists in New York who were actually there and watched their city attacked and their friends and family members killed. Why, I bet that no sooner had the towers come down, those traitorous New Yorkers probably ran to the scene to find the remains of the hijackers so they could hug them, and convene an encounter group!

Consumer Unit 5012
Consumer Unit 5012

I guess it's one of those "nobody beats up my little brother - EXCEPT ME" things.

Chainbark
Chainbark

The title of this website is misleading. I don't see any "village," nor do I hear a "voice." For shame, Roy!

Mimistiredofthis
Mimistiredofthis

I totally agree with that Rip! Liberals are lovers of  America, but we see with a clear eye that it isn't  perfect.  Loving America means you want it to be the best country in the world, again.  Not being this big disfunctional mess that it is now.  You can love your disfunctional family but that doesn't mean you have to like everything about it! For some reason, conservative tea party members of our family believe that everything would be great if we just went back to those early days when the constitution was enacted.  It's a great Constitution but it isn't perfect!  God gives us new knowledge all the time, why do some people think that he doesn't mean for us to use it?

The constitution was written in the wordy, pompous languge of the time, like the Bible.  Like the Bible, it needs to be updated to an easier to read by the common person.

GM52246
GM52246

Ailes wins a very competitive thread. +10, Roger. +10.

Angrygeometer
Angrygeometer

 "The republicans are not all scoundrels, but all scoundrels are republicans." -- Gustave Flaubert, author of Madame Bovary and noted liberal poopypants.

Horatius
Horatius

I want to marry this comment and make sweet sweet love to it.

coozledad
coozledad

About thirty seconds later, she curled up on her side of the bed, a knot of resentments, thinking "Half Truth. With gruel."

Al Swearengen
Al Swearengen

No, they'll probably grow to hate her intolerant redneck ass, and will only visit on major holidays, if even then.

I got friends with Bircher parents, I seend it!

Brian Schlosser
Brian Schlosser

The chief difference between Liberals and Conservatives, I think, is that, like you said, liberals don't love America blindly, and feel that all of us, regardless of our politics are Americans. Cons, while they love America, have a strict set of rules you must follow to be considered "Really" American, and Liberals don't fit the bill.

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