You sir are a quaga. Indisputably one of the worst quaga, but a quaga none the less.
Oh, but I am name calling and that is so like any of those Retardicans or Conservatives, isn't it. Sure. Unlike you, the leftists - 'George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror' - would never do such a thing, for name calling is a trait of the right, and truth is the bastion of the left.
Mr. Krugman, you are a perfect example of what is wrong - of why we are so divided, of the fact we are divided and it is not simply a spirited debate we are having today, but a life or death struggle.
The center and right in this country have not gone quite because we realized it was shameful, but because we do not play victim every year to the evil we saw on September 11, and sit around and moan about how government needs to help us. We quietly recognize the evil, resolve to defeat it, and continue living. Your 'shame' is that we do not roll in the aisles or cry while walking the baby, or fall over in grief ... as if that is the legitimate, and living our lives while reflecting quietly is somehow an indicator of an illegitimate purpose.
You are making a judgment you are not only unqualified to make, but you have mistaken the quite certitude of the American people for shame, when it is much more - a resolve to defeat an evil you fail to recognize as existing, led by a president who will and does blame everyone but those responsible for the evil of September 11.
Bush rushing to capitalize on the evil ? I thought the attack was Bush was no where to be found for the first day. How was he capitalizing on something he was hiding from. I assume he capitalized on it immediately thereafter? You are a pillar of stupidity aren't you? Or are you just acting for political purposes?
In 1986, Jessica McClure fell into a well in Midland Texas. I remember hearing the media ask Vice President Bush what he thought about the baby falling into the well. I remember the media following up, during the ordeal, with Bush as to his feelings on the matter. I remember the media asking President Reagan for his thoughts. I remember wanting to throw up. Neither man wanted to, nor needed to comment on a tragic event, but the media fixated on them and on a need to get a comment regarding the incident, as if it was worthy of a presidential comment. Everyday a child is hit by a car, gets lost, is kidnapped by a family member or a stranger, and we don't consult with the president. he is not our father or grandfather and that office should remain outside of the events we call life. The media swarmed Bush and Reagan about the baby - and it was not a life changing event for the country and world.
September 11, 2001, was a life-changing event for the country - we needed to see the president and hear from him. We did not need people like you or pathetic individuals like Chomsky. We needed a president to hold us together, to unite the country at a time when the stock market was collapsing faster than Obama's support, when fear around the globe over further attacks, when world leaders were moved from their usual places of residence and business to more secure facilities, where police and intelligence units around the globe became more visible - all in the hours following the attacks of September 11. We needed someone to charge forward and unite us. And Bush did. The American people saw that and responded.
Now you seek to erase that fact, with your ramblings. There is no shame, except by the left - shame they could not capitalize on the events until several weeks later when they began attacking Bush and every action he took, only to turn around and use the same events for their political gain. Bush acted to unite the country, to show strength and unity to the world - not for political gain for the Republican party.
It is a shame.
The CONSCIENCE OF A LIBERAL
New York Times
September 11, 2011, 8:41 am
The Years of Shame
Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued?
Actually, I don’t think it’s me, and it’s not really that odd.
What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. Te atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons.
A lot of other people behaved badly. How many of our professional pundits — people who should have understood very well what was happening — took the easy way out, turning a blind eye to the corruption and lending their support to the hijacking of the atrocity?
The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it.
I’m not going to allow comments on this post, for obvious reasons.