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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Bodadpaf (or: "Beldar's obligatory disclaimer about Dems' patriotism and foolishness")

I've written this, or words like it, many times before, but I'm just sick of having to say it again. So from now on, every time I otherwise would have written out the following, I'll just throw in a link to this post instead:

I'm not "questioning their patriotism." I'm not criticizing the Dems for being unpatriotic, much less accusing them of willful treason. Instead, I'm faulting the Dems* because they're reflexively America-blaming and Bush-hating, selfish, power-hungry, short-sighted, naïve, ignorant of history, and generally foolish beyond measuring — all of which makes them into useful fools who our enemies can easily exploit, and upon whom our enemies can (and expressly do) therefore rely. Although it is not the Dems' subjective intention to harm America or the rest of the civilized world, that will be the direct, inevitable, and profoundly foreseeable consequence of their actions. And when the next 9/11-scale event happens, they will not be excused of their moral and political responsibility for those consequences simply by virtue of the fact that they were "patriotic idiots" instead of "mere idiots."

Sadly, I fully expect this "Bodadpaf" to become my internally most-linked post ever.

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*By "Dems" I mean the current Democratic Party leadership (Reid, Pelosi, Dean, etc.) and its current leading candidates for its presidential nomination (Clinton, Obama, and Edwards). I exclude past Democrats like Harry Truman, John Kennedy, and Scoop Jackson, and their  single prominent modern counterpart, Joe Lieberman.

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Comments

(1) anduril made the following comment | Jul 11, 2007 9:37:39 AM | Permalink

"reflexively America blaming"? I certainly agree with the characterization, but am at a loss to understand how that can be reconciled with "patriotic" in any ordinarily understood sense of the word.

(2) Kent made the following comment | Jul 11, 2007 10:07:19 AM | Permalink

"I exclude past Democrats like Harry Truman, John Kennedy, and Scoop Jackson, and their single prominent modern counterpart, Joe Lieberman."

Senator Lieberman is technically now an independent.

(3) The Drill SGT made the following comment | Jul 11, 2007 11:11:06 AM | Permalink

I think the Senate carries Joe as an Independent Democrat, caucusing with the Dems

Add Zell Miller and Ed Koch to the list

(4) Karl Lembke made the following comment | Jul 12, 2007 9:57:50 AM | Permalink

Well done! I'm saving a copy on my blog as a "Kodadpaf". It's a bit more detailed than "I'm not questioning their patriotism, I'm questioning their wisdom".

(5) El Jefe Maximo made the following comment | Jul 12, 2007 6:03:16 PM | Permalink

Damn that's a useful formula...I'm going to have to work up something similar. Maybe you can compile a "Bodadpaf" formbook.

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