Idea Free Zone – Name Calling and Self-Satisfied Rantings: Read for Amusement Only

RECEIVED Mon., Feb. 23, 2004

Dear Editor,
   The rise and fall of Howard Dean is truly a monument to modern-day liberalism as is the endless drone from Bush-haters that there were never any WMDs. Dean, a geyser of leftist buffoonery and pompous "over-educated" arrogance, is the poster boy who cried wolf for all to mock. Dean's arrière-ban of say-and-do-anything stooges doesn't seem to grasp the fact that they have made and continue to make babbling fools of themselves at every turn. Even Molly Ivins doesn't have the shame to put a lid on it after writing of Howard Dean, "I think we (liberals) have a winner here, folks!" And she may have a point. Dean might be the closest thing the bumptious far-left will ever know of a winner. Remember the Monty Python skit where two medieval types are battling with swords, and the one who gets his arms and legs cut off shouts out to the victor, "Come back and fight like a man ya bloody coward" or something to that effect? Denial is a sad thing indeed. Sure there were no WMDs, except of course when Bill Clinton said there were. And Hitler didn't gas six million Jews either. So what if they found the rail yards, the gas chambers, and the bodies? Where's the gas?! (How do you say, "The world is not a safer place" in German?) No, denial is worse than sad, it's downright pitiful. Yet nothing will incense a denialist more than having their dementia mocked as the inanity that it is, especially in an election year. Like vermin on a sinking ship, progressive denialists (who rage at the fact nobody is buying their bullshit) will not go down with the ship without a scaremonger screech. But the happy ending doesn't stop there. The little boy who cried wolf once too often was eaten by the wolf, and they all lived happily ever after when the wolf died of colic. Don't forget ... vote Dean! Oh, but wait ... you live in Texas, right? You've been "disenfranchised" as a voting block. Quick, hire a federal judge to come to your rescue! Imagine the nerve of not being elected just because the votes weren't there. What's the world coming to?
Kurt Standiford
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