Saturday, June 25, 2005

A Lib meeting

The scene is an office, or a meeting room, or a motel room, it really doesn't matter where. There are 2 people, both liberals, watching C-span on the TV. Dick Durbin is speaking on the floor of the Senate:

Durbin: "If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime Pol Pot or others that had no concern for human beings,"

Lib 1: Did I hear that right? Did he really say that?

Lib 2: I'm not sure. Did you hear him compare Gitmo guards with Pol Pot, the Nazi's and the Gulags?

Lib 1: Oh, God, I was hoping I was just hearing things.

Lib 2: Well, he said it. So now we are going to have to do some major damage control. Get on the phone. Call all the captains, tell them to contact all their people, and tell their people to tell their people....monitor all TV networks, talk radio programs...

Lib 1: Aren't we going to call Durbin and tell him to apologize?

Lib 2: If it comes down to it, he may have to, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. If we act fast enough, he may not have to.

Lib 1: OK. What are we looking for?

Lib 2: Anything. Anything that any conservative says that we can twist and demand an apology for. You know sooner or later one of them will say something we can object to. Let's just hope it's sooner rather than later.

Fast forward to a little more than a week later: The same two Liberals are meeting:

Lib 1: Well, we tried but we can't stall any longer. Durbin's going to have to apologize now.

Lib 2: Yes, he will. Send him the draft of that "non-apology" apology. Have him recite that one. That will cool the moderates down until we can find something on the conservatives.

Fast forward a couple of days later:

Lib 2: OK, So what do we have?

Lib 1: Not much, there is this Karl Rove thing where he said "Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers." But we can't use that. It's the truth!

Lib 2: No, wait. We CAN use that. All we have to do is act righteously indignant and call for his resignation. You know, just make enough noise to distract the media from the fact that Durbin didn't really apologize. They're mostly all on our side. It won't take any effort to convince the media to go along with us.

Lib 1: But won't the American people see through that ruse?

(pregnant pause, as both seem to be considering the possiblility)


Both Together: HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!


Marie's Two Cents said...

LOL....Good One

Beth said...

Well, that's pretty much exactly what's happening. Nevermind reality, just keep pushing the meme until it sticks. They're pathetic.

rich bachelor said...

Not that there's really any liberals left in professional politics, mind you. Just pragmatists and grandstanders. The last one left was Paul Wellstone, and you know what they did to him.

Mark said...

Beth, thank you for gracing my blog with your presence. After I read the things you wrote in your blog, I realized that you are on a much higher level than me, at least at writing. I am flattered that you felt my post worthy of your comment.