Top Dem attacks Colbert
This is just heartbreakingly stupid suck-up-ness on the part of Maryland's Steny Hoyer. John Aravosis writes: "Sure, George Bush is plumetting in the polls. So what does Steny Hoyer do? The Hill newspaper reports that he takes a cheap shot at someone who's out there defending the party and taking the president on."
"I thought some of it was funny, but I think it got a little rough," Hoyer said. "He is the president of the United States, and he deserves some respect."
"IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m certainly not a defender of the administration," Hoyer reassured stunned observers, but Colbert Ã¢â‚¬Å“crossed the lineÃ¢â‚¬Â with many jokes that were "in bad taste." [VIDEO.]Bad taste?! Bad taste?! Are you f-ing kidding me? If anyone came to me, as a nationally recognized figure, and asked with the camera and lights on whether I thought Stephen Colbert's speech was in "bad taste" I would try to avoid the drool accumulating in the corners of my mouth and say:
You know what's in bad taste? Trampling on the Constitution, sending people to other countries to be tortured, starting a war on false pretenses that has taken the lives of over 2000 soldiers and untold Iraqis, many of whom were women and children, sending people, without trial, in the most un-American fashion to a black hole off the coast where they sit and rot without hope of release, tortured because the president has played with the law to make it difficult to prosecute, spying on Americans illegally and claiming he can do it like some kind of a monarch.
And you wanna talk about a comedian's jokes being in bad taste? Shame on you.So I paraphrase Heathers the next time someone asks why the Dems don't win elections: Because you're an idiot, Dad.
For a somewhat more rational approach, read Jan's take on why Hoyer took the low road, HERE. (Americablog)
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