Monday, January 27, 2003

Rhetorical thuggery alert

Thanks to a heads-up from Atrios, we've spotted a gross violation of the Orcinus Principium:

Hillary Clinton has audacity to question Boy King

Sen. Clinton's appraisal of our real situation vis a vis national security is of course clear-eyed and on the money. But Republicans -- rather than respond to the substance of her speech -- resort reflexively to their anti-democratic impulses:

Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) said Friday that the Bush administration's top priority is homeland security and that Clinton's criticism only exposes the country to more terror.

"I just think it was a cheap shot," King said. "It just invites the enemy to attack again."

Speaking of cheap shots!

Isn't it funny how Republicans accuse Democrats of the GOP's own tactics, even in the act of deploying them?

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