Andrew Sullivanesque Email Of The Day* | Main | Blair & Britain Set To Prosecute Those Who "Incite and Instigate" Terrorism
July 14, 2005

It's The Law: Only Liberals Can Make Treason Accusations Without Media Screaming

Jennifer Granholm, the Canadian Governeur of Michigan, thinks those who accuse her of being an advocate for high taxation are traitors:

Last month the state legislature buried the Democratic Governor's top legislative priority, a grandiose proposal to raise taxes on insurance companies, banks and thousands of small businesses that private studies said would have cost up to 20,000 jobs. Ms. Granholm's plan was widely criticized, including in these columns in March and in an op-ed article on the opposite page last Thursday by state legislator Rick Baxter, a Republican, and Hillsdale College Professor Gary Wolfram.

Ms. Granholm was not pleased, going so far as to denounce the op-ed as "treasonous for the state of Michigan." The authors' high crime? Exposing Michigan as a high tax state and criticizing Ms. Granholm for wanting to raise taxes. Her choice of words was no inadvertent slip of the tongue, by the way--a Howard Dean-like temporary loss of sanity. The Governor has used the "t" word repeatedly and has even suggested that Mr. Baxter "should be removed from office."

Hmmm... removed from office? For daring to express his opinion? Is she suggestign that a lawfully-elected state legislator be "removed from office" to chill his right to dissent?

Let's recap:

* You're a mouth-breathing troglodyte if you suggest that Ward Churchill should be removed from his unearned tenured position, inter alia, advocating the fragging of American military officers, plagiarism, falsification of sources, falsification of qualifications, and for comparing the victims of 9-11 to Nazis such as Adolf Eichmann.

* But you're a rising star in the Democratic Party for suggesting that a legislator be "removed from office" for (correctly) pointing out that you are advocating an economically disastrous tax-and-spend policy.

* It's wrong to accuse those who actively root for our country's defeat in war, and who celebrate the deaths of American "mercenaries," and who serve as apologists for terrorist murderers of (constructive, if not legal) treason.

* On the other hand, if an economics professor analyzes your tax-and-spend plans and deems them imprudent, he can and should be called "treasonous."

Everyone clear on the rules?

PS: You will never hear of this story again. It just doesn't serve the liberal Democratic Media's Spirit Squad's interests.

Your Liberal Media Spirit Squad

Start listening again to what we tell you morons or else we'll say very very hurtful things to Scott McLellan. You do... *like* Scott McLellan, don't you?


Update: More from Hubs and Spokes, including his up-close-and-personal observations of her, and his conclusion that she's as dumb as a sack of dumb things.


digg this
posted by Ace at 01:26 AM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b]: "[I]Here's hoping that the NBA follows the NFL down ..."

Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead): "So. Shart thread yesterday. Today I had a little " ..."

Anon a mouse...: "Here's something lovely to soothe the Horde's woun ..."

flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner: "Sorry for your loss, Anna Puma. ..."

Witwickian Sage: "well, northam just put out a folksy ass ad on rush ..."

fixerupper: "The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit. Posted by: ..."

Deplorable Male Logic: " 290 Why is a congresswoman wearing a stripper's ..."

Jane D'oh: "Here's something lovely to soothe the Horde's woun ..."

Anon a mouse...: "And the horde is off and running." Depends... ..."

buzzion: "[I]338 332 Samantha Power. I though the anal warts ..."

Sphynx: " 327 >>I think they're putting olestra in them ..."

navybrat: "No one is going to jail, ever. Promotions will b ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64