A "D" is a Passing Grade for War Crimes
@jurassicpork59 not happy w innocents being killed but weren't many more killed in"shock &Awe"??For the longest time, I've had a problem with moral relativity on both sides of the great Ideological Divide. Lord knows I've had a problem with Republicans and conservatives trying to make their Theory of Moral Relativity fly when they keep saying that partisan bickering and bitterness is equally reprehensible on both sides. Even Jon Stewart tried that bullshit meme back in the fall of 2010.
— Kim Eldridge (@kimeldridge318) February 6, 2013
But the biggest problem I've had of late is when so-called liberals on Twitter find it shockingly easier to absorb the news of scores of innocents being killed through drone strikes under the Obama administration than the larger body count of Shock and Awe under Bush. But the fact is, if these drone strikes were carried out under Bush (and under W, they were a relative rarity), if the Bush administration had killed hundreds of innocents in Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan and then tried to simultaneously lower the collateral damage numbers while pumping up the terrorist kills by smearing the memories and good names of boys 15 and over, we'd be massing outside Washington calling for Bush's head.
But, hey, if Obama does it, that's OK. And these so-called liberal progressives on Twitter and elsewhere find it alarmingly easy to resort to the numbers game to salve their tickled conscience.
@kimeldridge318 Oh, now we're going to play the moral relativity game? "Our kills are fewer than the last guy's, so rah rah sis boom bah"?In short, as long as this wanton slaughter occurs under the watch of the guy with the blue jersey and the "D" after his name, it's "All's fair in love and war." Which is the most bottomlessly despicable moral shiftiness I've seen from any faction and that includes Republicans. It's just like watching a football game and cheering on your favorite linebacker or lineman clotheslining, face-masking or chop-blocking the guys on the opposing team then screaming bloody murder when their linebackers and linemen do it to our guys. As Jerry Seinfeld once said, we don't root for the players, we root for their laundry.
— Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) February 6, 2013
Since last week, some entity called UniteBlue started an account and a movement on Twitter to help unite liberals to keep them from getting spamblocked and suspended by Todd "The Anthony Weiner of South Carolina" Kincannon, head of the South Carolina GOP and his hijacked Twitter Gulag Defense Network or #TGDN. The idea, at least in the beginning, was to unite liberals through the #UniteBlue hashtag and for us to all follow each other for its own sake since there's safety in numbers.
Instead, what we've been seeing is fair weather followers who unfollow people if they're not followed back within days and, in many cases, mere hours. I don't follow everyone who follows me because, let's face it, most people aren't worth following. And there have been some noxious entities, such as Todd Kincannon himself, who have cynically latched onto the Unite Blue bandwagon to pursue their own agendas. So, to put it mildly, this Unite Blue wave that seems to have reached a saturation point and is fading away has brought me in contact with some of the stupidest psychopaths this side of Blogtopia, including the abovementioned woman who seems to have gotten very comfortable rationalizing the countless war crimes of the Obama junta, which needs to be impeached from top to bottom and brought up on war crimes charges at the Hague, stat. And because Bush racked up bigger kill counts, well, then, that means maybe Obama should get a second free plane trip to Oslo.
So, as long as the war criminal in chief is a Democrat in Name Only, the "D" gets a passing grade for war crimes, the unseen dead are even more tolerable to contemplate as long as they were murdered by a "Democrat," especially one with the most inexplicable Nobel Peace Prize since Kissinger.