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MEDIA: That rhetoric flies in both directions

Letter by Karl W. Entenmann, Gig Harbor on June 18, 2012 at 11:43 am with 6 Comments »
June 18, 2012 2:15 pm

Re: “Liberal rhetoric demonizes conservatives” (letter, 6-16).

Reading this letter, I couldn’t help laughing and waiting for the punch line. But there wasn’t any.

Use the exact same words to describe talk radio and the far right and the writer just described the past 15 years of the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Karl Rove and the others whose goal seems to be to damage our country enough to make our president look bad and make him a one-term president – at any cost.

How sad. The writer should look in the mirror.

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  1. One thing went a pundit makes rhetorical comments, another when it is the leader of the free world or a former House Speaker.

    The discourse has gotten worse, with the left leading the charge.

  2. SwordofPerseus says:

    What rhetorical comments? How about when pundits make seditious comments. Suggestive comments? CT7 always good for a chuckle, left leading the charge.lol d[/°\]b

  3. menopaws says:

    Let’s see–this President is a “socialist, Marxist, terror sympathizer, Muslim and not a citizen of this country” Did I get all of them????? Once again, the right whines……..and whines…….and whines…….As Harry Truman said,” If you can’t take the heat….get out of the kitchen.” And, please, quit whining……..It’s pathetic……The left just got tired of taking all this garbage and decided to fight back….Typical schoolyard bullies–whine and run to the teacher when the tables are turned……

  4. Sonofwashington says:

    Good God people, the right has made a science, if not an art, of demonizing the left. From Lee Atwater to Karl Rove and Frank Luntz, not to mention Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh, et al, they have put millions of dollars of resources to find the right words and phrases to demonize anything on the left. They accused Clinton of smuggling drugs and having black love children; they accused Hillary of lesbianism, and having an affair, then murdering Vince Foster; they swift-boated John Kerry, and accused Al Gore of claiming to invent the internet (he did no such thing), then called him “sore loser man” as the Supreme Court over-rode The Florida Supreme Court to deny a recount and give the election to Bush.

    There are a few voices on the left fighting back, but they don’t come close to the hatred, divisiveness, and demonizing that the right has mastered so well. But then in general, the left wants to respect the democratic process and the right wants to disrespect it.

  5. philichi says:

    Sonofwashington: The Bush – Gore race was counted and recounted. Even the New York Times came in and said that Bush was the winner (after recounts). Do you still disagree? However,it would have been fun to have John Edwards as the VP. I suppose that Al Gore would have been fun too.

  6. Sorry philici– but sonofwashington is 100% correct! No one hates like the right. To stand up and declare that you will not pass a thing the president or the dems bring up to HELP Americans until you make the president a one term president and that is your only goal is down right treason and nothing less. (Mitch McConnell’s own words). You are sent there to help the country — not to be bullies. They would rather destroy the country like little school yard bullies than help the economy and help with jobs — I know a republican that has held off hiring until “that black guy is out” because, “I ain’t helping him”. To hell with even helping his own company or the economy. That is insane. That is the mantra of the right. They don’t care. They will destroy this country to WIN at all costs. They are greedy, and to be honest have “lost it” mentally in my opinion. Eisenhower is rolling over in his grave! This is not the old republican party == this is a bunch of crazies. The sooner some people with sanity gets in and brings it back to sanity the better. And to think they want Romney — A guy with money in Swiss bank accounts and they Cayman Islands — boy what a great guy that is — just like a thief! :)

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