Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Protecting civil liberties a "special interest"

Scott McClellan just called the ACLU a "special interest group." As a long-time member, I'd say yes, my civil liberties are pretty damned special to me.


A special interest? Um, yea. How does he sleep at night?

By Anonymous catherine, at 1:15 PM  


By Blogger The Heretik, at 3:14 PM  

Good crap. And you know half the country thinks just like him.

By Blogger delagar, at 4:20 PM  

Yes, thanks to idiots like Bill O'Reilly who keep harping on how "anti-American" The ACLU is. I believe he's gone so far as to call them traitorous (then again, who doesn't he label as a traitor?!?). So all the FoxNews watchers have this idea that the ACLU likes to murder babies and sympathize with terrorists. So very discouraging.

By Blogger Helen Wheels, at 8:59 PM  

Well, you can spread some of the blame over to the 1988 George H.W. Bush campaign. The year before, riffing on the McCarthy frenzy over "card-carrying Communists," Dukakis had declared himself a "card-carrying ACLU member." However, the Bush campaign took the phrase seriously and used it to smear Dukakis. Though ACLU membership has always been attacked by the ignorant, since then, the attacks have increased significantly.

By Anonymous Diane, at 10:26 PM  

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