Now that Lewis Diuguid has exposed the hidden racism of Boulevard Beer (Pale Ale being an obvious reference to one’s skin color), it looks like he is back to his usual subject: why President Bush in particular and Republicans in general are to blame for everything (7/19, Opinion, “Voters should steer to the left to put America back on course”).
As usual it’s little more than a laundry list of perceived errors and disproved accusations:
Karl Rove leaking Valerie Plame’s name: Not true, says Robert Novak, the columnist who wrote the story in the first place.
Rampant corruption in the administration: In six years only one person, Scooter Libby, has been indicted.
Gasoline price gouging: No charges have been filed after an in-depth investigation.
Surveillance of Americans: Perfectly legal, say the courts.
The economy doesn’t “feel” rosy: Pardon me for believing what every measurable economic statistic says (huge number of jobs created, little to no inflation, strong growth quarter after quarter) and not Mr. Diuguid’s feelings.
I don’t care if Mr. Diuguid gets his political ideology from a bumper sticker, the DailyKos or the Easter Bunny, but he should at least be able to get his facts right.
Lewis Diuguid advises voters to “Turn Left at the Next Election,” a slogan he picked up from a car bumper sticker. This is dangerous advice.
Everyone knows that left turns are more dangerous than right turns.
It is OK to turn left, but if you stay on that course too long before turning back to the right you will experience “fender benders” and end up like France and Germany with an 18 percent to 20 percent unemployment rates, dependent on someone else for national security.
If you keep going left without turning back to the right, you will end up a total wreck like Cuba and North Korea.
Keep driving on the right side of the road, not on the left, and make as few of those dangerous left turns as possible. And I always remember what my mama told me: “Son, don’t drive down the middle of the road, or you will get hit from both sides.”