“The Internet for the Left of the Democratic Party has served as a way to mobilize hate and anger — hate and anger, first and foremost, at this President and Conservatives, but then also at people within their own party whom they consider to be less than completely loyal to this very narrow, very out-of-the-mainstream, very far Left-wing ideology that they tend to represent.”
So, to Karl Rove we are advocating a very far Left-wing ideology. I guess when you are as far right as Rove we might appear far left. Let’s see how much of what I typically advocate here is far left wing:
Restore the separation of powers as designed by the founding fathers. If this is far left, so were the the drafters of the Constitution.
Preserve separation of church and state. Same principle as above.
Defend the bill of rights (and not limited to the second). Again, no further left than the founding fathers.
Preserve the free market system and end corporate welfare. Sounds more like a traditional conservative position, if they were honest about their support for the free market.
Restore fiscal responsibility and end the Bush deficit. Again, another traditional conservative position.
Vigorously defend the nation against terrorism, while avoiding unnecessary foreign entanglements, such as the Iraq war. Also in line with traditional conservative beliefs.
Preserve the private health care system, which is failing much of the country who is uninsured or under-insured, by making health care more affordable with measures such as those John Kerry proposed during the 2004 campaign. Liberal perhaps, but certainly not far left (and also definitely not the government take over of health care as George Bush claimed). Conservatives should even appreciate the assistance this would provide businesses which are unable to afford health care costs any more, and help make American businesses more competitive internationally.
Achieve energy independence. Perhaps liberal again, but hardly far left.
There was a time when a liberal Republican could run on such a platform. Those days may be over with the move by the Republican Party to the far right. As they have become so extreme, they cannot sell their actual policies to most voters. Therefore they are forced to resort to misrepresenting the views of their opponents, such as labeling them far left.
UPDATE: The right wing again shows that it would prefer to distort the position of their opponents rather than engage in an honest discussion of the issues over at FrontPageMag.com. They quote a tongue in cheek comment claiming it is from the actual post and use this to claim we are “mean spirited and hate-filled.”
UPDATE II: Add NoisyRoom.net to the list of dishonest conservative blogs. They mischaracterize this post by saying “Personal attacks started flying on the popular blogs.” Reviewing issues as above is not a personal attack, while Rove is well known for his attack style.
UPDATE III: FrongPage Mag has finally revised their post to at least note that they were quoting from the comment section. Still no mention of the fact that our actual post shows their claims to be untrue.