'Liberals with guns'

News & Politics

Big talk today about a New Yorker profile of Daddy Bush's ex-national security guy, Brent Scowcroft's major disagreements with Bush Junior [HERE].

While that article is sliced and diced by the blogs, tristero [thanks Leah A] has another fish to fry: "I'll leave it to others to analyse the political ramifications and content. But I seem to be unusually sensitive to Republican rhetorical hanky-panky ('pro-life,' 'tax relief,' etc), and I couldn't help but notice some spanking new jargon bubbling up into the mainstream..."

Excerpting a couple of passages identifying the president as a "proponent of democratic transformationalism" and of the new line that "neoconservatives aren’t conservative; they’re liberals with guns," Digby writes:

"You got that? 'Democratic transformationalists' are 'liberals with guns.' Those are the clowns that got us into that stupid mess in Iraq... In other words, the term "conservative" has been surgically removed from the failed ideology of neoconservativism and replaced with the word "democratic." This of course is purely coincidental, no associations to a certain political party should be inferred."
There's more... [HERE]. (Hullabaloo)

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