Get Offensive

SpongeDob Pissypants is at it again:
On his April 11 radio broadcast, Focus on the Family founder James Dobson continued his tirade against what he has termed "judicial tyranny." With Mark Levin, author of Men In Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America (foreword by Rush Limbaugh), as his guest, Dobson likened Supreme Court justices to the Ku Klux Klan:

DOBSON: I heard a minister the other day talking about the great injustice and evil of the men in white robes, the Ku Klux Klan, that roamed the country in the South, and they did great wrong to civil rights and to morality. And now we have black-robed men, and that's what you're talking about.
This comes mere days after a Washington state senator, Sen. Alex Deccio, R-Yakima, equated stem cell research with the Holocaust and the Sudanese genocide in Africa.

The stronger, more vocal, and more visible guys like this get, and the more media attention they receive, the more of them come crawling out from under the scum-drenched rocks from which their likes are spawned. They’re achieving an ominous level of legitimacy. Note that the recent gathering in Washington of conservative leaders to discuss the "Remedies to Judicial Tyranny" included not just loopy fringe figures, but
two House members; aides to two senators; representatives from the Family Research Council and Concerned Women for America; conservative activists Alan Keyes and Morton C. Blackwell; the lawyer for Terri Schiavo's parents; Alabama's "Ten Commandments" judge, Roy Moore…
And Tom DeLay was scheduled to attend, but canceled to hoof it over to Italy for Popeapalooza.

Do you ever get the feeling that our biggest weakness on the Left is not our inability to communicate a coherent message, representatives who are reluctant to fairly reflect our views, media bias, or any of the other fair and candid truths leveled as accusations by our opponents and frequently found as complaints among our own ranks, but instead our refusal to engage in the orchestrated takedown of nutjobs like Dobson, regardless of how incredibly bad they are for their devotees, the national discourse, and ultimately, our country?

Endlessly on they blather, on their own radio shows in thousand dollar suits, not on street corners, festooned with sandwich boards covered in nonsensical, incoherent scribbled gibberish, where they used to be found and where they belong still.

We really need stop playing defense, and get our offense in shape already.

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