Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

Neo Cons often live in an alternate universe where Barack has nothing proving he’s a citizen, Saddam never let the inspectors in and unknown, hidden, WMD that Saddam listed was found in Iraq. I remember with disgust their sneering at “the reality based community. We make our own reality.”

Yeah, and so does the guy in the jacket who has to live in a rubber room. And for eight long years we were locked in that room with him; in fact a whole bunch of “hims” and “hers.” When we were released we came out to, not one Vietnam, but two and economy that had been raped; hopefully not beyond repair.

I used to think it was the Right that had morphed into this insane persona. But I’m beginning to think some on the left are just as delusional. They certainly seem to let their hatred rewrite history just like the Right does.

Example: Al Gore vs. John Kerry.

There’s no comparison.

Gore took his case to the Supreme Court. He stood up for all of us when he told George W. “…you’re brother doesn’t decide this election.” He and his lawyers pursued the recount through several courts.

But I’m not exactly Al friendly. He never should have decided to cherry pick counties. That gave the Bush people the cover to claim he was cherry picking to win and shifting the rules how these votes were counted, when they were doing the same damn thing. Gore should have made more noise about the Bush aide riot. He should at least have listened to what African Americans had to say when the House tallied votes.

But compared to Kerry? Give me a friggin break. Kerry couldn’t wait to wave the white flag: even when his own choice for VP said, “We waiting this long, we can wait to count all the votes.” Where were those “thousands of lawyers” when Ohio had all those irregularities; even shutting down one county and tossing out all but Republicans when vote counting time came.

Where were they? Turning their legal Swift boats around almost as fast as Kerry did, giving new phrasing to the old cliche’ “Don’t wait to even see ‘the whites of their eyes,’ run like hell!”

Why all this rehashing of old news? Because I have been in a battle as of late on various sites over this with Lefties who seem to have more hate for Al than they have common sense. Hey folks, there’s plenty of reasons to be pissed about how Al handled it, but don’t act as if he could of seen all that was to happen and then “did nothing.” Taking it to the Supremes isn’t “nothing,” and certainly far more than Kerry did.

They share some common faults. Gore’s delivery is so droll they would make a slumber party nothing but slumber… indeed go comatose. Kerry can’t find the end of a paragraph. I think he’ll die trying to say the same damn thing over and over. They both underestimated the evil in the enemy, though we knew far more by the time Kerry supposedly reported for duty. “Reported for duty?” What a joke. Election time he went out of his way to prove the Swift boaters right.

So if I have to choose who is more swift, I choose Gore. His methods may have sucked harder than a Electrolux, but at least he tried.

So why is it Kerry seems to have retained the statesman role, but Gore is dismissed and dissed even though he’s not in politics anymore? Simple. Some Lefties have the same grip on reality that Neos have: none.

When your personal dislike for someone makes you try to alter history you belong in the same rubber room as the Neo Con who claims he’ll make his own reality.


Inspection is a column that has been written by Ken Carman for over 30 years. Inspection is dedicated to looking at odd angles, under all the rocks and into the unseen cracks and crevasses that constitute the issues and philosophical constructs of our day: places few think, or even dare, to venture.

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By Ken Carman

Retired entertainer, provider of educational services, columnist, homebrewer, collie lover, writer of songs, poetry and prose... humorist, mediocre motorcyclist, very bad carpenter, horrid handyman and quirky eccentric deluxe.

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Ana Grarian
14 years ago

Do you think that maybe it’s because Al is center stage in the political arena through his climate initiative? Some hate what he’s saying. Some hate how much time and ground we’ve lost through the Bush years.

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