"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Olbermann: Hijacked 9/11

Keith Olbermann did another special comment (transcript here), this time for the Republicans use and abuse of 9/11 as a means to win elections. Rudolph "9/11" Giuliani is the perfect example of this where he can't say a sentence without evoking the day. While McCain avoids direct references, the RNC has a whole has no problem using it whenever the opportunity presents itself. Irony is if Democrats used it the same way Republicans do the crap would hit the fan hard and fast. Instead it’s just allowed without question. But it should be questioned. If someone is going to invoke that day they should have a damn good reason for doing so beyond a simple effort to invoke fear. Sadly though, Republicans have not run a campaign where fear isn't a major component in nearly 70 years, so why would they start now?

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