More insanity from a libertarian
This time it's not "Libertarian Girl" --a.k.a. the Jessica Simpson of the blogosphere-- but the illustrious Instapundit, who is up to his usual tricks. Writing about the Condi Rice hearings, he says
of the Democrats on the Foreign Relations Committee, only John Kerry and Barbara Boxer voted against Condi Rice. And Kerry's embarrassing performance during the hearings certainly puts him in a class with Boxer.So, asking a few tough questions of somone whose incompetency has contributed to countless deaths and immeasurable misery, and then refusing to sanction that incompetency by casting a vote to confirm that person, is what Instawanker thinks of as "embarrassing"? I wish we had more politicians who were willing to "embarass" themselves in this manner.
He goes on:
I agree with Kos: He would have been an "unmitigated disaster" as President. I hope the Democrats do better in 2008, because it would be bad for the country -- and, ultimately, the Republicans -- if they became as marginalized as the Tories have in Britain. And performances like this make me wonder if that's not in the cards.Here Instafuckface pulls one of his favorite tricks: quoting completely out of context. Here is the Kos post which he is referring to:
Of course, there's a silver lining to all of this. A Kerry presidency would've been an unmitigated disaster, with a hostile congress, budget woes, the mess in Iraq, etc. Not a good time to be in charge. Those Supreme Court seats would've been nice (whoever we would've been able to push through a hostile Senate), but we've got an opportunity for long-term gain.Basically, Kos is saying that a Kerry presidency would be a disaster because Republicans have made such a mess of things. Kos does have some nasty (and unfair) things to say about Kerry, but to represent this post as primarily a denunciation of Kerry is way off the mark.