I just couldn't pass on this piece of USDA Certified, Grade A hypocrisy.
Saint Bill Moyers is at it again, this time bringing the brimstone against the Left's Antichrist, Karl Rove. I'm pretty sure I've never blogged about Rove. Frankly, I don't care much for the man, and his elitist crappola about trying to save his son from an honest day's work was repellent. I'll even concede that, on balance, he's been a negative force in American politics.
But for Bill F.N. Moyers, of all people, to get worked into a lather about evil politicos...well, that's...staggering.
I suppose I should give the man a hearing: he's certainly an expert in cutthroat politicking.
But this argument is just too fraudulent for words:
Using church pews as precincts, Rove turned religion into a weapon of political combat -- a battering ram, aimed at the devil's minions. Especially at gay people. It's so easy, as Karl knew, to scapegoat people you outnumber. And if God is love, as rumor has it, Rove knew in politics to bet on fear and loathing. Never mind that in stroking the basest bigotry of true believers you coarsen both politics and religion.
Blow it out your ass, "Reverend":
Only a few weeks before the 1964 election, a powerful presidential assistant, Walter Jenkins, was arrested in a men's room in Washington. Evidently, the president was concerned that Barry Goldwater would use that against him in the election. Another assistant, Bill Moyers, was tasked to direct Hoover to do an investigation of Goldwater's staff to find similar evidence of homosexual activity. Mr. Moyers' memo to the FBI was in one of the files.
Yep. Preach on, Brother Bill. But take a moment to remove the Sequoias from your pupils first.