Terry McAuliffe and other Democrats should pay close attention to their talking points these days.
The nutjob running Iran, President Ahmadinejad, sent President Bush a letter, and if it weren't postmarked Tehran it might have been mistaken for a crank letter from an angry leftist in L.A. or Boulder or Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Christians not acting Christian, says the Iranian president. Democrat talking point.
WMD lies, says the Iranian president. Democrat talking point.
Human rights abuses in Gitmo. Another Dem talking point.
The gap between haves and have-nots. The Iranian president and the Dems in lockstep on that one, too.
The biggest difference? Ahmadinejad was actually nice about Jesus and Christians.
Nobody should believe him, but he said nice things about Jesus Christ, and he kept muttering after each mention, "Peace be upon him."
I'm not saying the Iranian nutjob president who wants to wipe Israel off the map is a Democrat. He's anything but.
However, the loyal opposition in this country probably doesn't want to be sounding like him. And if he's borrowing their talking points, maybe they should adjust a bit.
This comes as authorities in Tehran are announcing the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran might soon become a park. It will be called the "Great Satan Park." "We would like to be able to show off the American crimes to citizens strolling in the park," said an Iranian general.
That's nice. I'm sure Ramsey Clark and Hugo Chavez will want to go over for a stroll.
But no other sane American public figure would want to even appear to be on the same page as these guys.
If I were writing political press releases for any American political party, or doing the strategery thing for candidates who want to challenge the incumbent, I'd always keep an eye on what the nutjobs around the world are saying and make certain I didn't sound like them. Seems prudent. At least that's what I think.
Who knows? Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe some people so hate Bush they'll want to stick to their rhetoric no matter who joins them in the choir. You never know.
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