Too incendiary for GOPUSA: The facts


GOPUSA, a radically right-wing blog claiming affiliation with the Republican Party, can’t stand the heat, and so works to keep serious comments out of their blog kitchen.

That’s the only half-way rational explanation for why they won’t let this comment out of moderation, at their post stupidly claiming President Obama dishonored fallen soldiers by golfing after spending 6 to 8 hours in ceremonies honoring fallen soldiers.

Context:  I called bluff on the claim that George Bush gave up golf to honor vets (turns out he did in  fact give up golf after his physician told him he should to avoid further injury to his knee, but that’s almost beside the point).  I also questioned the attempted smear, that Obama went golfing on Memorial Day instead of honoring fallen soldiers (he spent the entire morning and a good chunk of the afternoon honoring fallen soldiers).

In any case, I offered a photo of Bush off to  . . . not golf, it appears now, but hardly giving up recreation to support soldiers.  Also note that Bush is wearing socks emblazoned with the Presidential Seal.  Good heavens, is there no institution Bush wouldn’t disparage, even his own?

No one could offer any evidence Bush gave up golf, but the photo must be suspect because it is found at a “liberal” blog.  My response still suffers in moderation over there:

Comment by edarrell
June 6, 2011 @ 10:52 am Your comment is awaiting moderation.

onewildman, the author of that site is a former Reagan administration official, one of the original leaders of the neo-conservative movement.

The photo is 2007 as stated — you could have checked it out:
http://www.thefashionpolice.net/2007/06/george_bush_giv.html
Or here:
http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2007/06/14/quick-call-the-fashion-police

Or, if you claim it’s incorrect, show us Bush’s schedule, show us the Bush announcement.  You’ve been suckered by a made up tale.

GOPUSA is run by a guy named Bobby Eberle, probably a scion of the radical right-wingers who thought Ronald Reagan too liberal back in the 1980s.

Bottom line:  Making up petty charges, like criticizing Obama for golfing on Memorial Day, reveals the paucity of policy and patriotism both in Republican political circles.  On Memorial Day Obama continued his administration’s formal dedicated work to help veterans, inviting Gold Star families to breakfast in the State Room of the White House (Gold Star families are those who have lost a member of the family in war).  Then he visited the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, laying a wreath to honor them and their colleagues who served and died in service; then he participated in the formal ceremony honoring fallen heroes.  From at least 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Obama spent his time honoring our fallen soldiers.

Mrs. Obama motored to Walter Reed Hospital in the afternoon, to spend a couple of hours visiting wounded soldiers.

We’re supposed to feel that a golf game then dishonors soldiers?  How many hours did Bobby Eberle spend with soldiers and the families of fallen soldiers on Memorial Day?

Any normal, well-balanced person must wonder:  Is there anyone with horse sense left in Republican circles?  Is there anyone there with the sense God gave chickens?

Here’s the logo of GOPUSA:

GOPUSA logo, a hand creeping across the table to steal your wallet

Logo of GOPUSA. What is it?

What is it?  To me, it looks like a hand creeping towards you to steal your wallet.  I wonder what they think it’s supposed to be?

5 Responses to Too incendiary for GOPUSA: The facts

  1. Well, your post is up now, evening of the 15th. I do not visit right-wing blogs, truly shocking to read through the comments on GOPUSA, one individual refers to Obama and then says, “if that is even his real name.” Your banter with onewildman is revealing, he simply shouts, MY GOD GIVE US STRENGTH TO SURVIVE THIS LIBERAL ONSLAUGHT AND ONCE AGAIN BE THE GREATEST NATION ON EARTH! I know a few like this at work, they are perceptually shaking with rage, and I question their emotional stability.

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  2. James Kessler says:

    I’m not going to say what I think it is.

    It involves a certain part of the male anatomy and Sarah Palin.

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  3. Clem Schultz says:

    I think we should encourage GOPUSA to be as negative as they can be, makes them look like a bunch of fools. The republican party has always been very negative in campaigning. Like Carl Rove said the day after bush got his second term. (Direct Quote) “When you know you have an inferior candidate, you must go negative early and often.” As for their logo. It almost looks like what’s coming out of the back of a manure spreader. Any of you old farm boys see the same thing?

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  4. Ellie says:

    Rorschach test? Looks like an anteater to me.

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