Poor Paranoid Karl

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Billmon gets Karl Rove exactly right. In the face of an unpopular war and failed attempt to abolish Social Security, the Republican strategist is just looking for a scapegoat. Take some responsiblity for yourself, Karl! Yeah, sure, American liberals want to hold hands with all the terrorists and skip through the fields singing and laughing to the sound of music. Right after we set off a few IEDs all around Texas. The black helicopter crowd might lap that all up, although judging from the video of Rove’s speech, even New York Republicans seemed a touch uncomfortable listening to Rove’s paranoid fantasies—I don’t know, perhaps because they actually know a few liberals and know full well that they’re just as against terrorism as anyone else? Perhaps.

Also, here was another of Rove’s unhinged remarks: “I don’t know about you, but moderation and restraint is not what I felt when I watched the twin towers crumble to the ground.” Well then it’s a good thing that someone in the Bush administration had the “moderation and restraint” not to, say, nuke all of Afghanistan after 9/11. Keep Rove away from the big red button, thanks.

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