The Right Wing Feverishly Attempts to Re-Write History

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The newest Right Wing/Republican tactic in their quest to destroy President Obama, and further add to the divisive culture in this country, is a feverish attempt to re-write history regarding terror attacks under George W. Bush.

Republican politicians and assorted shills have hit their knees to thank the baby Jesus for the failed Underpants Bomber,Umar Farouk Abdulmuttalab, who turned out to be every bit as inept as the failed Shoe Bomber, Richard Reid. Because of this attempted terror attack, Republicans, with their sick and twisted minds, have launched an all out campaign to scare the shit out of Americans.

BRIT HUME:  You know, if I were the Al Qaida people, I think Bill [Kristol]‘s right. They could look at this as a success. This was — this was an attack that didn’t succeed on the scale it was expected to but did succeed.

Brit Hume, ladies and gentlemen, head cheerleader for Al Qaeda.  By the way, who are the “Al Qaida people?”

LURITA DOAN:  Everyone keeps saying how lucky we are that the “crotch” bomber on Flight 253 was unable to ignite the explosives hidden in his underwear, but I am sorry to report that the attack was a actually a huge success. The plane was not destroyed and no lives were lost, but the larger, strategic goals of al Qaeda were certainly advanced.

This from a woman forced to resign in disgrace from the Bush administration, which is known for its determination to reward failure.  Lurita is Hume’s second in command.  “Go Al Qadea!”

MONICA CROWLEY: After 9-11, President Bush and Vice President Cheney had a 100 percent perfect track record in keeping the homeland safe from an Islamic terrorist attack. So far this year, we’ve had numerous attacks.

Even a hack like Bill O’Reilly couldn’t stomach that one, and had to ask her about the Shoe Bomber…

CROWLEY: That was coming into the United States. It was not a domestic terror attack. I mean, it was meant to be, but it was stopped by the folks on the plane.

Detroit isn’t part of the United States?  When did that happen?  Srsly…

SHERMAN FREDERICK:  In his January 3 column, Las Vegas Review-Journal publisher Sherman Frederick falsely claimed that “the two cases of domestic terrorism since 9/11″ happened “on Obama’s watch.”

This guy could probably look at his own newspaper to do that fact-check…or use the Google…or not.

RUDY GIULIANI:  What [Obama] should be doing is following the right things Bush did. One of the right things he did was treat this as a war on terror. We had no domestic attacks under Bush. We’ve had one under Obama.

Doesn’t this negate the entire existence of Mr Noun, a Verb, and 9/11?

DANA PERINO:  They want to do all of their investigations. I don’t know. All of the thinking that goes into it. But we did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term. I hope they’re not looking at this politically. I do think we ought it to the American people to call it what it is.

Dana dear, this American person calls it bullshit.

And finally (because I’m getting tired of all this Republican fear-mongering and sickening spin) the top dog, the advisor to the cheerleading squad….

MARY MATALIN:  I was there, we inherited a recession from President Clinton and we inherited the most tragic attack on our own soil in our nation’s history.

We all know what Matalin is, but poor poor George W. Bush…everyone always piles on him.  He tried so hard — at clearing brush, golfing, and vacationing.

So except for THIS ONE THING on September 11, 2001, he did okay, right?

About 3000 people dead.

But hey, give the man a do-over, huh?  Except this one blip on the radar, he kept us safe — according to the Republican “history as fantasy” writers.

Uh oh, don’t forget about the Anthrax attacks in 2001.  Five people dead.

And the Shoe Bomber in 2001.  No one dead, thank goodness.

Oh yeah, the attack on the El Al ticket counter at LAX in 2002.  Two people killed, four wounded.

Oops!  Let’s not forget about the DC sniper in 2002.  Ten people killed, three wounded.

Darn, another one…the SUV driver who mowed down nine people at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006.   No one killed.  (Source)

So, except for ALL OF THOSE INCIDENTS, George W. Bush had a sterling record for keeping this country safe from terrorism.  Is that it, Republicans?  Is this your serious attempt at covering up for the most disastrous president in the history of this country?  Is this your plan to win in 2010?  Or 2012?

Nevermind, don’t answer any of those questions.  That’s not the real point anyway.  The real point is to undermine President Obama in every way possible, and attempt to scare the bejeebers out of the American people, in order to get back into power and continue your ideological destruction and literal looting of the United States.

Anyone stupid or naive enough to fall for your fevered attempts to re-write the history of 9/11 and subsequent attacks on this country deserves to be publicly ridiculed.

“Country First?”  Don’t make me laugh.

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13 thoughts on “The Right Wing Feverishly Attempts to Re-Write History

  1. Hume: “This was — this was an attack that didn’t succeed on the scale it was expected to but did succeed.”

    Over on TP I’ve pointed out that, given the nature of the ‘bomb’ as ‘designed’ it seems unlikely it would have blown the plane out of the sky as the piss-soaked right wing has to imagine, and has to try and get everyone else to imagine.

    Take two cherry bombs. Empty the contents of one into a cloth bag.
    Ignite both and compare:
    Intact cherry bomb–KABOOM!
    Cherry bomb explosive in the cloth bag?—POOF!

    The EPT explosive Capt Evil-Underpants used is apparently very explosive, ounce for ounce–akin to TNT.
    As per the above example the same physics still apply.however.

    If the intent was to blow the plane out of the sky, or blow a hole big enough to make it fall out of the sky, it was a fundamentally flawed method by which to do that.

    However it still was a ‘success’ as HUME said, because the morons on the Right insist on being absolutely terrified out of all proportion to the event (an act of terrorism that killed no-one, might have killed one/two other people at best—in other-words a typical day in pissed-off gun-owner land). ergo cheap incompetent terrorism is just as effective as 9/11, thanks to Republicans and the drain-dead media. .

    • 5th, Rachel pointed that out on her show the other night. Both the Underpants Bomber and the Shoe Bomber made the same dumb “mistakes,” i.e., leaving the damn bathroom before trying to ignite themselves.

      Dude must have thought the bomb was going to work, cuz what guy will agree to a terror attempt in which his junk is burnt or blown off, but he ain’t dead?

      Considering the Repiggie response to this incident, all the terrorist guys have to do is send over Hat Bombers, Bra Bombers, Turtleneck Bombers….

    • Cats,

      My sister finished her BS in Texas before going to nursing school. She was pissed off to find that she had to take a course on Texas history. All college students have to do so, apparently.

  2. “But we did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term. “
    quote Dana Perino

    Who was President on September 11, 2001? Actually, that’s good question because Bush spent 60% of his first year in office clearing brush. It must have been Dick Cheney, the President behind the scenes. That means that Dick Cheney is responsible for not keeping us safe on 9/11/2001. /sarc off

  3. Cats,
    Someone posited on a talk show the other day that the reason Bush stayed in Crawford so long that summer was because he wanted to be out of Washington when the attack did happen. The caller said they knew there was going to be an attack, but didn’t want it stopped, because they needed their PNAC “Pearl Harbor” event, so they could go after Saddam Hussein. I’m starting to believe in that theory, as the explanation for the extended “vacation”.

  4. These people have gotten to the point where if someone pops their lunch bag every Republican and bagger in a 100 yard radius will hit the deck and piss themselves while screaming for mommy.

    Imagine what it would be like if someone screamed terrorist at a crowded Republican fund raiser.

  5. Imagine what it would be like if someone screamed terrorist at a crowded Republican fund raiser.

    The sky would open up and it would rain $100 bills?

  6. Cats, thanks for the link on textbooks.

    I am now firmly pro-voucher.

    If we are going to have any free-thinking intellectuals in this country, we are going to have to create an alternate school system.

  7. With the connections to internet hubs put in place as a response to 9/11, the government has the hardware in position to not only monitor the internet, but to change its content.

    When the government decides to go forward with that next step is anybody’s guess. This kind of power is patient. Let books fade into a distant memory and no one will complain about shutting down libraries, “recycling” books for their paper content.

    In the Orwellian Utopia we are heading towards, the masses will be in a state of “bliss” because of their ignorance. It began when the vast majority choose to be ignorant about 9/11, because the truth was too discomforting.

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