Tuesday, April 27, 2010

This week in historical revisionism

Several days ago, the Republican candidate for the New York 19th district and apparent Ann Coulter-wannabe Kristia Cavere wrote a column for the Record-Review, an upstate New York newspaper, in which she argued that every "advancement of freedom" in American history has been carried out by Republicans.

Unfortunately, the Record-Review does not publish an online version—which is a shame, because I would really love to see the justification for her suggestion that "The Republicans are the ones who liberated Europe in World War II."

Catch that? Let me repeat it, just for the double-take factor: "The Republicans are the ones who liberated Europe in World War II."

So, who's got two thumbs and thinks Kristia Cavere is a political hack who needs to retake remedial American history? This guy:

In an observation I wish I had made but will have to settle for just quoting, Attaturk at Firedoglake.com says that, since the larger portion of Europe was actually liberated by the Red Army, if we pull out our Glenn Beck ChalkboardTM, we can thus demonstrate that Republicans are Stalinists.


humanebean said...

Hear, hear! This is the sort of demagoguery that drives me barking mad (a very short drive) and causes me to fling things in the direction of the television set.

On an unrelated note, I've just discovered your blog having clicked over from Nikki Stafford's when I surmised that the 'NF' in 'Chris in NF' was, in fact, Newfoundland. I've never been but have been intrigued since I learned that my grandfather (Trinity Bay area) and grandmother (Biscay Bay) were born there before emigrating to the US. I've just read through all your posts tagged 'Newfoundland' and wanted to thank you for sharing your perceptions of your new home.

All the best and keep up the good work.

Chris in NF said...

Thanks, Humanbean -- always glad to have tempted over one of Nikki's flock to my humble blog.