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FDR of the GOP

Here's fun: Doctor of Chiropractic Melissa Clouthier pens a review of Inglourious Basterds that ends up being the craziest thing I have read all week.

No, the crazy part isn't where she wishes that the Basterds were murdering Arabs instead of Nazis; that's just typical run-of-the-mill far right racist kookiness. It's not even where shes says that torture works because she saw it in a Quentin Tarantino movie. The crazy part is this:

By the way, to the liberals out there: Was World War II a revenge fantasy? Because technically, the European theater wasn’t “our” war. I mean Germans didn’t attack us. And that war cost a lot of money. And hell, we still have troops stationed in Europe. I mean, it’s like totally a waste, ya know?

The left resisted efforts to get involved in WWII. They didn’t want to see the atrocities of Japan, Germany and Italy, especially, because it didn’t fit their never ending selfish narrative.

Yes, who can forget those halcyon days of the Greatest Generation, when men were men and women were chiropractors? Every schoolchild learns of those glorious years when (though opposed by foolish and short-sighted men like liberal Democrats Bob LaFollette, Gerald Ford, Charles Lindbergh, Robert McCormick of the left-wing Chicago Tribune, Gen. Robert E. Wood, William Regnery, Prescott Bush, Herbert Walker, Henry Ford, Gerald P. Nye, and Hamilton Fish III) our greatest president, the conservative Republican Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- backed by thousands of brave right-wing veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigades, who had been fighting fascism in Spain -- spearheaded the American push into Europe and Asia, thus winning the war for the G.O.P. Of course, this was highly controversial, because the Germans hadn't declared war on us or attacked our allies or sunk our ships for years, but it later proved to be a popular decision that established the Republicans as the party to back when you want to win a just war. And, of course, it was FDR's successor -- the right-wing conservative Republican Harry S Truman -- who pushed for trials that would publicly expose and punish the war crimes of the Nazis, helped bring the state of Israel into existence, and championed the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe despite the opposition of nearly the entire Democratic Party.

Remember, those who forget alternate history are doomed to repeat it!


Aug. 27th, 2009 02:06 pm (UTC)
And I think of how many people believe what she said and I want to leave. I'm out. Peace. Or, at least an amicable slide into Balkanization.
Aug. 27th, 2009 02:17 pm (UTC)
I'm more concerned over whether or not SHE believes what she said. The idea that she's an ignoramus is not much more comforting than the idea that she's a liar.
Aug. 27th, 2009 02:28 pm (UTC)
Less so, I think.
Aug. 27th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
"Was World War II a revenge fantasy? Because technically, the European theater wasn’t “our” war. I mean Germans didn’t attack us. And that war cost a lot of money. And hell, we still have troops stationed in Europe. I mean, it’s like totally a waste, ya know?"

What scares me is that there's a functioning mind where this is a logical train of thought, with one premise flowing uninterrupted into the next. I ... it ... that ... I don't even know.
Aug. 27th, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
When she wrote that, she probably sat back with her hands behind her head, internally congratulating herself on being so clever as to pull one off on the libs. And then a 10-year-old told her that the Germans had repeatedly attacked us, and had declared war on us before we did on them, and she thought, eh, fuck it, it's too late for a rewrite.
Aug. 27th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
That's no excuse. It may be too late for a rewrite, but she could at least pull a Jonah and explain that she hasn’t had time to explore the matter fully and promise she’ll write more about it when she’s not so busy.

Or a Coulter and, when confronted with the irrefutable incorrectness of her own absurd comments, tell us she’ll “get back to you on that.”

I mean, sheesh. How much effort does sloppy, slip-shod, intellectually dishonest lazy thinking take?
Aug. 27th, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
I like how Native Americans, current slave traders, and Hugo Chavez are all in the "Barbaric" section of her very special Venn Diagram.
Aug. 27th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
I know! She's inventing a newer, hipper Axis of Evil for the 2010s, and including even more people and countries who have never done anything to us. Plus pirates!
Aug. 27th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
Pirates make everything better.
Aug. 27th, 2009 03:36 pm (UTC)
I remain convinced that this part of an ongoing attempt to invent anti-thought.
Aug. 27th, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
Surely you mean "perfect", not "invent".
Aug. 27th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
I don't even know what's true anymo--

Oh look! A new flavor of Doritos.
Aug. 27th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
That's the last time SHE ever puts my C4 vertebra back in place.
Aug. 28th, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)
I feel dumber after reading that excerpt. (If that's possible.)
Aug. 29th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
What was that paraphrase of what Goebbels said? "The bigger the lie, the more it will be believed"?


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