Quote of the Day – Peggy NoonanJune 2, 2007 at 5:14 am | Posted in American politics, Bush Administration, conservatives, Democrats, George W Bush, liberals, secret combinations | 5 Comments
The president has taken to suggesting that opponents of his immigration bill are unpatriotic–they “don’t want to do what’s right for America.” His ally Sen. Lindsey Graham has said, “We’re gonna tell the bigots to shut up.” On Fox last weekend he vowed to “push back.” Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff suggested opponents would prefer illegal immigrants be killed; Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said those who oppose the bill want “mass deportation.” Former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson said those who oppose the bill are “anti-immigrant” and suggested they suffer from “rage” and “national chauvinism.”
Why would they speak so insultingly, with such hostility, of opponents who are concerned citizens?
Peggy Noonan, former Reagan speech writer, and until recently Bush pom pom cheerleader, as quoted at Firedoglake.
I’ve said before, Republicans don’t like a taste of their own medicine. It’s truly enlightening to see how they react when their Dear Leader attacks them, even though they are, as she claims “concerned citizens.” Indeed, as she says, “why would they speak so insultingly, with such hostility, of opponents who are concerned citizens?”
Should we even attempt to highlight the thousands upon thousands of times that the White House and indeed even Ms. Noonan spoke insultingly and with hostility towards concerned citizens who happened to oppose the President’s plans? Note for example Ms. Noonan’s crowing over Bush’s 2004 re-election win. Savor, indeed, Ms. Noonan.