"What we're seeing now, in a very sad way, is as bitter a partisan attack on the Bush people, as we've seen since the McCarthy era. The degree that they're putting specific people at risk for criminal prosecution is unprecedented in modern America."
It never surprises an observer of American politics in the common era to hear hyperbole used shamelessly, the sort of hyperbole that appears utterly ludicrous in cold hard print, yet no doubt sounds plausible to some when mouthed by cynical opportunists who are quick in glossing over their close ideological relationships to the negatives within the contrasts that are made...Nevertheless, hyperbole which is blurted out unchallenged on many a 'news show' while the talking heads go bob-bob-bobbling along...
(and by 'news show' I'm inferring a sort of televisual old-boys club, penis-equipped or otherwise, filled with chatty comity among the overprivileged and a breezy evasion of serious factual analysis).
But some blurtings stand out, such as the above, and illuminate quite a bit more than the speaker might care to reveal truthfully under their own power.
I have seen this dumbshow played out for decades now, by criminals seeking to evade justice through misdirection and subterfuge...'If the President does it, that means it is not illegal', the pardoning of felons to avoid 'the criminalization of policy differences', the abuse of words such as liberal, witchhunt, and partisan to the point where they are rendered devoid of meaning, which is perhaps the intent after all - for if words become duckspeak, as they have in many cases so far as the public is concerned, then anything deemed expedient becomes permissible with little or no explanation required.
Followers of the American scene will no doubt be overly familiar with Newt Gingrich's history and imperatives, thus I will not add to them save to say that Mr. Gingrich has always struck me as a rather obvious hypocrite bereft of any thoughts that do not benefit him directly.
Yet here, he shows a most tender solicitude for the 'unfortunate'...
(and by 'unfortunate' I'm inferring those poor souls who lied to the American public and the world, fixing the 'facts' around the policy in order to commence a war that would fulfill their ideological yearnings, and cheerfully breaking their own nation's laws and longstanding international treaties in an effort to make the process as deliciously self-beneficial as possible).
What a selfless display of concern, hmm?
In my opinion, a conservative politician in the United States using the phrase McCarthyism in an accusatory way is one potential proof of the non-existence of a supreme being...For should there be such a deity, a tawdry specimen like this would be forced to spontaneously combust upon the utterance, out of the sheer shame of verbally authoring archly self-serving twaddle in front of grown-ups.
aside: My posting will be light for a while...Numerous issues of a personal nature have asserted themselves.