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thedrifter
01-10-04, 07:26 AM
Oliver North: The Left's Hitler Attack Ads

January 8, 2004

Washington, D.C. - In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson, faced with a vigorous conservative challenge from Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater, resorted to the now-infamous "Daisy" television ad, which juxtaposed a little girl playing in a field of daisies with a nuclear mushroom cloud. Intended to suggest that Goldwater would launch the United States into nuclear war, the ad actually illustrated the desperate tactics liberals have always used to smear their conservative opponents.

The latest installment in their politics of personal destruction comes right on the heels of the aborted "Reagan" miniseries, and represents a new low for American liberals. I'm referring to campaign ads comparing President George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler which were submitted to MoveOn.org. The ads were part of a contest sponsored by the liberal web site to see which of their fanatical readers could most creatively trash the President in a 30-second ad. Never mind that Mr. Bush's presidency has been dedicated to opposing evil tyrants like Saddam Hussein. In the deranged mentality of the MoveOn.org crowd, Saddam Hussein is a victim and President Bush is a Hitler.

It's worth recalling that MoveOn.org has its origin in the Clinton impeachment saga, when the organization was founded to defend Wild Bill's obstruction of justice and perjury. After endorsing Howard Dean's candidacy last year, MoveOn.org has earned a reputation for denouncing President Bush and conservatives at every opportunity - and with increasing vitriol and irresponsibility.

The contest submissions, including two ads comparing Mr. Bush to Hitler, were posted on MoveOn.org's web site, so that their rabid supporters could select a smaller group of ads for a judging panel composed of such Bush haters as Al Franken, Michael Moore and Janeane Garofalo.

One of the ads featured Hitler with his hand raised in salute which then morphs into footage of President Bush raising his hand at his inauguration. Cries of "Sig Heil! Sig Heil!" are heard in the background of both images, as a sinister voice intones: "What were war crimes in 1945 is foreign policy in 2003." The second ad is equally offensive. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called the ads' comparison of Mr. Bush to Hitler "vile and outrageous."

Validating my theory that being a liberal means never having to admit when you're wrong, MoveOn.org has steadfastly defended its anti-Bush contest which informed contestants that their ad submissions were to be "really creative." Predictably, as hateful and vicious and repugnant as these ads are, none of the Democrat presidential candidates have condemned them, and none of the sensitivity police in the national media have pressed them to.

Though liberals are easily offended, none of the nine presidential candidates found anything sufficiently wrong with them to issue a denunciation along the lines of what Jack Rosen, President of the American Jewish Congress, wrote in the Wall Street Journal: "Comparing the commander-in-chief of a democratic nation to the murderous tyrant Hitler is not only historically specious, it is morally outrageous."

But the outrage of Democrats wishing to lead this country and their friends in the media is reserved only for conservatives. According to the media rulebook, it's okay for Hillary Rodham to demean Mahatma Gandhi as a "gas station attendant," but George W. Bush is condemned for addressing students at Bob Jones University. To the media, it's okay for liberals to compare President Bush to Hitler, but unacceptable for conservatives to censure Bill Clinton for obstruction of justice and perjury. Portraying Ronald Reagan as indifferent to the plight of AIDS patients is fair game, but the media will not tolerate conservative demands that Howard Dean provide proof for his claim that Mr. Bush knew of the terror attacks in advance of September 11.

Because they are intellectually bankrupt and bereft of ideas for their own campaigns, Democrats are desperate to smear the President - it is all that they have. Their vicious rhetoric proves it. Dick Gephardt calls Mr. Bush a "miserable failure"; Howard Dean calls the administration that is defeating terrorists "the most dangerous administration in my lifetime"; John Kerry and Wesley Clark have resorted to the vulgar vocabulary of gang members on the campaign trail.

With such constant venom spewing from the mouths of the so-called leaders of the liberal cause, is it any wonder that they have helped to create an environment in which the leader of the free world is compared to Hitler in a 30-second ad?

Sempers,

Roger
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ivalis
01-10-04, 11:39 PM
talk about the pot calling the kettle black! a convicted felon making comments. granted, the conviction was overturned on a technicality.

Ollie, you are a scoundrel.

greybeard
01-10-04, 11:58 PM
Immunized testimony is a technicality? Since when? Are you also in favor of throwing out such technicalities as Miranda? The 5th ammendment? And let's not forget Grand Jury secrecy. Without it, the justice system wouldn't work at all, but it relies on exactly the same principle as immunized testimony.

yellowwing
01-11-04, 02:45 AM
From Rolling Stone: "MICHAEL STIPE, MOBY, JACK BLACK and MICHAEL MOORE are on a panel organized by Moveon.org to judge a nationwide contest to find the best television ad that critiques the polices of President George W. Bush" - With a panel like that of course they were going to get something waaay over the top.

It was a brilliant idea to generate publicity. They are a non-profit entity, separate from the Democratic Party. MoveOn can get away with blatantly 'throwing sh*t at the Ivory Tower'.

As far as Constitutional technicalities, the 1st Amendment right to express your political opinion is one of them, no matter how screwy it is. Otherwise they would change the name from Homeland Security to Committee for State Security, The Sword and Shield of the Republican Party.

ivalis
01-11-04, 02:22 PM
It would be a "technicality" if it involved some drug dealer, it's protected rights under the 5th amendment if it involves a wing nut "officer". I put the quotes on officer to indicate how Mr North & Poindexter, among others, disreguarded their oaths.

The hitler ads didn't get much publicity untill the republicans started having a bird about it. You did notice that Move On. Org removed them from their site long ago. The Hitler ads did not make the top 15.