Apparently, Pure Evil never sleeps

Here I though all the tomfoolery was behind us, but apparently the Axis of Evil is still at work. I speak here of the Axis of Evil that the Democrats are always going on about: the G, the O, and the P. This came in this morning:

Dear Brad,

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Sadly, the power of well-funded lies can be hard to overcome with the
underfunded truth. 

Six years ago, Saxby Chambliss won his Senate seat
by running a TV commercial pairing my picture with Osama bin Laden’s.

But with Chambliss now in a runoff against Democrat Jim Martin
scheduled for December 2 in Georgia, we are closer than ever to Martin
.  It’s all part of finishing the job started with Barack Obama’s
historic election. 

Beyond Georgia, there are still two other
outstanding Senate races – in Alaska and Minnesota.  President-elect Obama will
need every last legislative vote to change this country.   

never takes a day off and will keep right on working to make certain the makeup
of the Senate fully reflects the will of the people.  But keeping pace with
the GOP will take all of us doing our part to raise $100,000 before midnight
We’re all so committed to winning these extra seats that a group of
our Democratic senators will triple every gift made before the deadline….

This note is "signed" by Max Cleland, a guy I don’t really know much about other than the fact that he is one of the Foremost Victims of the GOP’s mean, nasty ugliness, according to these releases I receive all the time. To partisan Democrats, he’s sort of what St. Stephen is to Christians.

Not that I think Mr. Cleland wrote the message. There’s a sameness in these DSCC releases that suggest the hand of a common ghostwriter. Although the recent Kerry one did seem to top the others in vehemence, so maybe the putative authors DO have some say over the messages. But even if they do, they try their best to speak as though they had but One Mind, which of course is what political parties are all about — surrendering one’s thought processes to the Party. They all certainly seem to be universally aggrieved, at the very least. And only one thing can assuage their pain: Your money.

11 thoughts on “Apparently, Pure Evil never sleeps

  1. bud

    Consider the source here, Brad Warthen, someone who endorsed George W. Bush and Sarah Palin. The credibility of the State’s Editorial page is effectively zero so any criticism of the Democrats should be considered a badge of honor. Saxby Chambliss is unquesionably one of the most disgusting political figures of modern times. He is absolutely unrepentent about his defamation of Max Cleland 6 years ago. His service in the US Senate is a disgrace. So what does Brad do? He goes after Max Cleland. What a joke.
    By all appearances Jim Martin has run a relatively clean campaign against a total scumbag. Even a large percentage of folks in conservative Georgia understand just what a creep he is. Martin will probably come up a bit short in the runoff, which is a shame, but at least he’s an honorable man. Too bad Brad can’t distinguish just what honor is. I guess he’s too busy reflecting on what a genius Sarah Palin is.

  2. Birchibald T. Barlow

    Of course the GOP never sleeps. The nighttime is when they go around and steal children to work in their oil fields.
    Pure evil I tells ya. Next full moon, look into a GOPer’s eyes… if ya have the guts!
    Interesting post, thanks.

  3. Phillip

    What about the War on Terror that folks like Chambliss are “always going on about,” no not the reality of what that actually is and is not, but the cheap exploitation of fear to attack a political opponent?
    The entire phrase “War on Terror” is a Orwellian, politically concocted invention. And every time you repeat it, Brad, you are making a political statement, not one that pertains to military realities.
    To put this in perspective, let’s hear from John McCain about Senator Chambliss:
    “I’d never seen anything like that ad. Putting pictures of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden next to the picture of a man who left three limbs on the battlefield — it’s worse than disgraceful. It’s reprehensible.”
    That’s the kind of moral non-equivalency that the McCain of that time (six years ago) was able to articulate, and I that wish we heard more from you, whereas now we mostly hear your outrage over people because they are outraged.
    Look, there’s a runoff election going on and a lot hangs in the balance in terms of parliamentary rules in the Senate. What do you expect the Democrats to do? Not compete for votes? Look, this is not Richard Lugar or some kind of statesman they’re running against. What better way to herald in the new positive-politics era than to reject Chambliss and what he stands for? After all, look at what happened to Libby Dole…one appalling decision marking a pathetic postscript to an otherwise distinguished career.

  4. Brad Warthen

    bud’s missing a really good career writing press releases for the DSCC. He even outdoes the over-the-top John Kerry missive cited above.
    The other people he cites can stick up for themselves if they care. I’ll only stick up for myself. To say I “endorsed… Sarah Palin” is a lie. If you’ll recall, many of the people who were upset by the McCain endorsement cited as one of their REASONS for being upset the fact that Sarah Palin did not enter into our consideration.
    Yep, we endorsed Bush. You know why? Because the alternative was Kerry. That was a typical election — either way you look at it you lose.
    That was the wonderful thing about 2008 — we liked both candidates.

  5. Brad Warthen

    You know what I think the Democrats — AND John McCain, who stuck his nose in there the last few days, too, I believe I heard — should do about that election? Let the people of Georgia decide it.
    And I’ll sit here and hope that however they decide it, they do so without a thought as to how that affects the balance of power between the two political parties. Notice I just said I’ll “hope” — I wouldn’t lift a finger to affect the outcome either way.
    If this Chambliss guy is Satan incarnate and the other guy is the greatest thing since sliced pumpernickel, as bud suggests, the other guy should win. If bud’s got it backwards, the incumbent should win.
    In any event, it’s none of my business, since I don’t live in Georgia.

  6. bud

    Let me explain something to those who don’t understand how our system works. First of all, when you vote or endorse the national ticket you vote or endorse the ENTIRE ticket. And that includes the Vice President. Endose McCain and by definition you also endorse Palin.
    Second, the election in Georgia does not just affect the people of Georgia it affects the entire nation. The winner there has the same effect on United States legislation as Lindsey Graham or Jim Demint. So it’s fair game for the national parties, and especially Max Cleland, to comment on the election. If you are an intelligent person with a vision of making this country a better place and want to increase the power of progressives then you should campaign on behalf of Martin, regardless of where you live. If, on the other hand, you’re a complete idiot who wants to continue with the failed polices of the past and want to block progress in the Senate, vote for the disgusting Chambliss.
    (Ok, I could’t resist a bit of partisan digging. It’s all in good fun).

  7. Randy E

    I voted for Nader in 2000 because I was disgusted with Clinton and with Gore’s focus on wearing more browns (a reflection of his overall betrayal of his values – just like McCain 2008). I am sick of the campaigns as a contest between parties and not of ideas.
    This is why Obama won. He offered a direction and ideas (green jobs and rebuilding our infrastructure). McCain offered “lipstick on a pig” and “palling around with terrorists”. Brad ignored this and stuck to his illusion of McCain 2000 but now condemns the politics.
    Little did I know in 2000 we were entering the abyss of anti-intellectualism in which rhetoric and appearence mattered more than substantive issues like global warming, energy independence, and the middle class.
    Thank God Obama won and not Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran Man.

  8. Brad Warthen

    Nope. I just went back and checked. We didn’t endorse Sarah Palin. Never even contemplated doing so. Didn’t even hint at it.
    bud looks at John McCain and sees Sarah Palin. I look at John McCain and see John McCain. (Randy looks at him and sees a pod person from “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”).
    Randy, I didn’t know you were one of the folks who threw the election to Bush in 2000. Which reminds me — Ralph Nader was running this year, too. But he was sort of the dog who didn’t bark this time, wasn’t he? No impact.
    bud and Randy, does it ever occur to you guys to think of someone you don’t support in terms other than THE WORST THING YOU CAN THINK OF ABOUT THEM? Like that “Bomb-bomb Iran” thing. To you, that defines the man. I just don’t think in those terms; I look at the whole person. If I thought the way y’all did, since I supported (and still support) Sen. McCain, I guess I’d refer to President-Elect Jeremiah Wright’s Star (Ex) Parishioner, or the president elect of these 57 states, or whatever.
    But what would be the point in that? If I defined people that way, I’d be so depressed about the world I wouldn’t be able to stand to discuss politics for a moment.

  9. Rich

    The State paper endorsed Bush over Kerry in 2004, and you don’t see this as a mistake in retrospect?? Do you really think that we are better off because Bush won re-election?
    Unless S.C. and its press become more mainstream in their thinking, we risk political, social, and cultural marginality in this country. I do believe that we have reached a watershed in our political history and that the Republican Party will become the party of the deep South and a string of empty states in the West.
    Look at Alaska and the current re-election fight over Ted Stevens. The marginalization of that state has already begun because people are laughing at the Governor, the corrupt Republican establishment there, and the yahoo mores and ideas of the inhabitants.
    At least people don’t laugh at S.C. and I hope they never do!

  10. Randy E

    Freakin A, Brad. I am astonished at how much kool-aid you imbibe.
    The bomb Iran jingle is simply symbolic of his impetuousness; “suspending” his campaign, selecting Palin, gas tax holiday, admitting Hagee was a mistake then in the same sentence saying his was “proud” to have his endorsement, his “fundamentals of the economy are strong” then 3 hours later saying the economy is in crisis etc. This his hardly what I want in a president in time of war and economic crisis.
    I am hardly the only one to believe the body snatchers took hold of your boy. Multiple CONSERVATIVE writers concluded the same. It was an ongoing narrative in most of the MSM aside from The State.
    I would like you to answer this. You did not find McCain’s repeated declaration that “Obama wants to lose a war to win an election” to be both grossly underhanded and contradictory to your UnParty ideals?

  11. jacksmith

    Democrat Jim Martin is in a runoff against Bush Republican Saxby Chambliss for the Senate seat from Georgia. Bush’s Saxby Chambliss voted against spending a few measly dollars to provide health care coverage for Georgia, and Americas needy children. But he supported wasting hundreds of billions of your dollars, and the life BLOOD of Americas finest on an unnecessary war in Iraq.
    At a time when 47 million of you have no health insurance coverage, and over 100 million of you with insurance are just one major illness away from complete financial destruction. Bush and Saxby Chambliss voted to make the heart break of bankruptcy relief even harder for all of you to use.
    You see, Bush and Saxby Chambliss, and his family don’t have to worry about their health care coverage. They have the finest health care coverage your tax money can buy for them. Courtesy of you. The American Tax payer. In fact, no one but the super rich can afford the health care coverage you the tax payer provide for Saxby Chambliss, and his family for FREE! with your tax dollars.
    He supposedly works for you. But he doesn’t think you and your family should have access to the type of taxpayer supported FREE health care that you provide for him, and his loved ones for FREE!. Doesn’t that just make you BURRING MAD!
    Vote for JIM MARTIN for US senator from Georgia. Vote for JIM Martin who will be on your side. Vote for JIM MARTIN who will work with President Obama and a majority congress for you. Vote for JIM MARTIN most of all for your-self, your family’s, friends, and loved ones. Vote for JIM MARTIN for a better America, and a better World.
    Don’t let Saxby Chambliss make a chump out of you by tricking you into voting against your own best interest. Saxby chambliss is NOT! on your side. He’s not one of you. He is on George Bush’s side. And we all know what a catastrophe the Bush Chambliss administration has been the past 8 years.
    Contact all your family and friends and do every thing you can to see to it that JIM MARTIN and GEORGIANS! take that senate seat back for Georgia, and America. No matter where you live in America. This is important to you. President Obama will need all the help, and power you can give him to try and fix this catastrophic mess that the Corrupt Bush Chambliss administration has created.
    As I said before you will have to vote in overwhelming numbers to overcome the Bush Chambliss “Let Them Eat Cake” vote fraud machine. Vote early if you can. Then help everyone you can get to the polls and vote for JIM MARTIN. You and your loved ones don’t have to be Saxby Chambliss’s victims anymore.
    I know you will get it done. Just like you did for President Obama.
    God bless all of you
    jacksmith – WORKING CLASS… 🙂


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