Traitors!

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Jon Swift has the story: Moonbat bridge players are spreading their America-hate abroad by holding up a “We Did Not Vote For Bush” sign at the world Bridge championships in Shanghai. And I second this thoughts:

How weak will the United States look to the rest of the world if we can’t even scare a few lady Bridge players into backing away from criticizing the President?

“Freedom to express dissent against our leaders has traditionally been a core American value,” Ms. Rosenberg, who held up the sign, wrote in an email that should be turned over to the FBI for investigation. “Unfortunately, the Bush brand of patriotism, where criticizing Bush means you are a traitor, seems to have penetrated a significant minority of U.S. bridge players.” It is almost as if she is daring the President to have her executed for treason.

Champion Bridge player Robert S. Wolff disagrees with what the team did. “While I believe in the right to free speech, to me that doesn’t give anyone the right to criticize one’s leader at a foreign venue in a totally nonpolitical event,” he said. Apparently, Ms. Rosenberg and her teammates are completely unaware of the criticize-one’s-leader-at-a-foreign-venue-in-a-totally-nonpolitical-event exception to the First Amendment.

Head over to Jon’s, read the post, and wait for the right-wing bloggers to track down the Bridge teams’ personal information and post it all over the internets for stalking and harassment.

6 comments for “Traitors!

  1. November 14, 2007 at 4:56 pm

    They did not vote for Bush. How astonishingly noble, standing up to a popular president like that.

    Wait, it isn’t 2003?

    Oh. In that case, you either hold up a sign saying “I’ve been camping outside of my representative’s house for six straight months demanding that Congress stop giving into the White House,” or you’re merely shuffling your feet.

  2. FashionablyEvil
    November 14, 2007 at 5:58 pm

    I’ve been camping outside of my representative’s house for six straight months demanding that Congress stop giving into the White House

    I like this idea. If only I had the time…

  3. SunlessNick
    November 15, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    How weak will the United States look to the rest of the world if we can’t even scare a few lady Bridge players into backing away from criticizing the President?

    But the Right isn’t about fear, no, of course not.

  4. other orange
    November 15, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    I don’t consider this to be shuffling feet. These women had a platform, an opportunity to get a thought out in the media, and they took it- they’re not pundits, they’re not going to get TV time in any other place, so why not here ?

  5. Mezosub
    November 15, 2007 at 7:13 pm

    Not to mention the fact that all the other English-speaking players at the tournament were probably asking incessantly, “Why don’t you do something about that madman Bush? What were you thinking when you re-elected him?”

    I get that question frequently when relatives (by marriage) visit from the Middle East. I keep explaining to them over and over that I, nor anyone I know, voted for Bush, nor do we agree with his policies. Usually, they ignorantly press further and ask why I don’t do political activism with my friends to try to get him overthrown (they’re so funny, thinking ordinary Americans could actually stage a popular revolt or something).

    Until I explain that Americans who disagree with the Bush Administration get disappeared to Gitmo. You know…like in those scary banana republic dictatorships in South America where civil rights are largely ignored.
    That’s when their ears perk up and they nod with a look of understanding in their eyes.

  6. November 16, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    if we can’t even scare a few lady Bridge players into backing away from…

    Charming choice of words, even without the undertone of threat.

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