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November 14, 2003

Long, long quote of the day:

'I was worried that if I did write about the war, and urge courage and steadfastness, I would be branded one of those chickenbloggers, a phrase that’s going around the blog-world once more. Really? I have to fight before I can express my opinion? That’s like saying I have to live in Antartica to draw penguins. I was tempted to write about George Soros comparing Bush and America to the rise of the Nazis, but I’ve just had it with these people. I’m more interested in those who ride the coattails of their rhetoric. I want someone to ask Dean this question in the Presidential debate: “Governor Dean, one of your wealthiest backers has compared America in 2000s with German in the 1930s. Do you agree with this analogy?” The only acceptable answer to my ears is “No, I don’t.” Period. Any elaboration, any “no, buts,” any “nevertheless there are worrisome trends” will mark Howard Dean as a truly dangerous man, for he will show himself willing to use the most debased and paranoid argument in modern politics to put his butt in the big chair. Extreme? Okay: imagine a big Bush backer who explicitly made ties between Clinton and Stalin; imagine Bush saying “I don’t agree, but I do worry about the Democratic Party’s desire to socialize the economy; they had that in Soviet Russia, and we all now how that led to the gulag.” Inexcusable.'

-James Lileks

Posted by Karol at November 14, 2003 02:36 PM | TrackBack
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Maybe CNN can give that question to a student at the next MTV debate. Any one have a link to the stuff Soros said?

Posted by: PAUL at November 14, 2003 04:24 PM

Nice looking blog. A little short on substance, though.

Posted by: manis2society at November 14, 2003 06:49 PM

That's actually pretty gracious from someone I called 'retardo' in his comment section.

Posted by: Kashei at November 14, 2003 08:22 PM

Paul, click here for the Soros comments.

Posted by: Kashei at November 14, 2003 08:24 PM

I agree with Soros. I think Bush's policies are a danger to the world. I just hope that failure in Iraq will sober up the American public.

Posted by: Dan at November 14, 2003 10:58 PM

Speaking of retardo...

Posted by: Radical Redneck at November 14, 2003 11:00 PM

Dan, You agree with Soros that the US today is like Nazi Germany?

Posted by: Kashei at November 15, 2003 12:25 AM

Kashei:

Soros was saying that America is a danger to the world today. He also believes that the White House is being driven by an extremist ideology. I think it is in that sense that Soros was making the comparison with Nazi Germany.

And in that sense, I think he is right. I do not think it is extreme at all. I think the extremists are in Washington.

Posted by: Dan at November 15, 2003 11:38 AM

as well as here, in the comment section.

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