Archive for Wed, Nov 18, 2009

H2: 11/18/09 Calls

11180902 Hugh Hewitt: Hour 2 – Hugh continues discussing the Holder testimony defending the indefensible decision to move Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to New York for civilian trial, and how to beat the Democrats that voted for Obamacare in the House.

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H1: 11/18/09 Andrew McCarthy

11180901 Hugh Hewitt: Hour 1 – Hugh divides the show today between talking strategery about beating back Obamacare in the Senate and taking back control of the House of Representatives next fall, and talking about the stunning testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee today by Attorney General Eric Holder. Hugh talks with former U.S. attorney and National Review contributor Andrew McCarthy.

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In the future, everyone will be anti-American for 15 minutes

Via HotAir, another nugget from the dependably unpleasant Jim Moran:

Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) has strong words for the Republicans opposing Attorney General Eric Holder’s plan to bring five 9/11 suspects to New York City to face trial.
“They see this as an opportunity to demagogue,” he said. “They will seize on any opportunity to do that, and that means they’ll even take a stand that’s un-American.”
“It’s un-American to hold anyone indefinitely without trial,” Moran added. “It’s against our principles as a nation


Well, Daniel Pearl’s parents object to the NYC venue. You’d think that the parents of the man beheaded by the hand of Khalid “Hedgehog” Mohammed would have “absolute moral authority,” to use Maureen Dowd’s hagiographic term for Cindy Sheehan, but not if you’re on the wrong side of an issue. If the Obama Administration wants criminal trials, then the people who are objecting the most strenuously must be doing so because they object to anything President Obama does, and since he is the shining manifestation of America, they’re un-American. If you cannot bellyfeel that, brother, you’re doubleplus ungood.

Accusations of u could be made daily by nationally-prominent Democrats, and they would never penetrate the brainpans of people who believe Bush held a mock crucifiction of the Dixie Chicks on the White House lawn and called them “traitors to America, and not incidentally, Country-Western music.”

So why isn’t dissent patriotic anymore? Because no one’s dissenting, really. They’re just gainsaying anything the administration puts out, of course. True dissent would require an intellectually honest argument opposing the President, and such a thing cannot by definition exist, any more than there are empirical critiques of the heliocentric view of the solar system or neutrinos the size of golf balls. You can excuse the Democrats if they become exasperated by having to share the stage with lunatics, but really, guys, let’s be careful out there. When discussing “Anti-American” people, and the subject includes people who sawed off the head of an actual American, you might want to consider who’s more worthy of the epithet.

On a related note: why did it take this long to try KSM, anyway? Isn’t he about two years past his expiration date? The Pakistanis hung the guy convicted of kidnapping and murdering Pearl over seven years ago. Even worse: they may have waterboarded him afterwards.

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