Sunday, November 14, 2010

Herr Karl Rove's Gramp Wasn't A Nazi -- But This Is How The Game Is Played

By Manifesto Joe

As the late Molly Ivins used to say, "Crow eaten here." Karl Rove's grandfather wasn't a Nazi -- really. Democratic Underground retracted the story, which was apparently just a rumor that was widely circulated on the Internet.

But, I didn't report it as fact, now, did I? Here's a link to my post.

I wrote, "Judge for yourself." This is how the game is played.

As Mark Twain wrote, "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes."

I'm retracting the story, for what the retraction is worth. Some damage has already been done, perhaps.

Now I'm waiting for a whole lot of retractions from the other side. Like, about how Obama's Asia trip was supposed to cost the taxpayers $2 billion, and about Bill Clinton's tarmac haircut. And about how Bush is supposed to have actually won the 2000 popular vote, based on a blatant math error from Michigan election returns?

Get the picture?

Manifesto Joe Is An Underground Writer Living In Texas.


Anonymous said...

Yes, well as far as I'm concerned, Karl Rove himself is a f*cking Nazi. So is George W. Bush. So is the whole Fox News/Rush Limbaugh/right-wing radio and blogosphere.
These people are all scum and they are all f*cking Nazis. And they have the blood of 1.4 million Iraqi men, women and children on their hands.
I'm convinced that there are a lot of people out there on the Right who're just as evil as Hitler. The only reason they haven't killed 6 million in their own Holocaust is that they don't have the power to do this. But I have no doubt that, if they have the power and the ability to do it, they'd kill millions: Liberals, progressives, minorities, etc.
I've personally talked to white Republican Bush supporters who made comments like, "If I had it my way, all the n*ggers would be killed." And make no mistake: these people mean what they say.

Anonymous said...

In a perfect world, everything in the media, online, in books, all things shouted from the pulpit, and every word from the mouth of a politician would be the God's-honest-truth. But that just ain't the way it is, and we all know it.

Evidently you accepted something you read as being accurate, but to your credit, you left it open to the judgment of the reader. For that you can be commended.

The first comment on this page is disturbing in that it carries an indictment of millions of people that the writer doesn't even know, and thereby hangs the tale. I've seen very similar comments on other forums aimed at the Democrats/Liberals, by conservative Republicans who believe that we are just as dangerous as we think they are.

I do not believe that conservatives are Nazis (well, maybe Limbaugh). The so called blood of the 1.4 million Iraqis must be laid at the doorstep of George W. Bush and Richard Cheney, along with people like Karl Rove, Alberto Gonzales, Condoleeza Rice and all the White House lawyers who sanctioned war based on lies. But as far as Republican citizens are concerned, I believe the majority of anger is being generated by the likes of Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly, Malkin and others associated with Fox News. And the citizenry is buying into it because it feeds their fear. But being a frightened, not-very-bright American doesn't equal being a Nazi, or a Communist, or anything other than what they or we are. Angry, confused and a little bit scared.

The real danger in this is that fear often promotes violence, and it may be coming to that if the people who are listening to the utter garbage being pumped out by the above-named don't lower the rhetoric a little.