Thursday, January 20, 2011

Barbra Streisand: A Profile In (Liberal ) Courage

Quick review of some of the statements Barbra Streisand made about George W. Bush:

Not only is he poisoning our air and water - he's poisoning our political system as well."

The actress accused President Bush of stealing the election through family ties, arrogance and intimidation.

what nobody seems to be mentioning right now is that we knew that Bush's 16-word statement in the State of the Union address was false before the war even started ... but Bush was allowed to get away with it as the momentum towards war grew."

On tour:

Monday night's show at Madison Square Garden was the third stop of a 20-city jaunt across the nation..... But the night's most riveting moment came during what was perhaps the only unscripted -- and truly uncomfortable -- episode in the three-hour show.

There was Streisand, enduring a smattering of very loud jeers as she and "George Bush" -- a celebrity impersonator -- muddled through a skit that portrayed the president as a bumbling idiot.

Though most of the crowd offered polite applause during the slightly humorous routine, it got a bit too long, especially for a few in the audience who just wanted to hear Streisand sing like she had been doing for the past hour.

She wouldn't even perform at an event where Bush would be present:

Barbra Streisand pulled out of Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations next month to protest against the Iraq war and George Bush's attendance, it was claimed today. The Jewish Oscar-winning actress and singer had originally accepted an invitation by Israeli President Shimon Peres to perform at a festive Jerusalem concert.

The star, who turns 69 tomorrow, pulled out of the event without giving any reason for her sudden change of heart.

But planners say the singer backed out once she understood Mr Bush was to attend the event alongside other world leaders and former statesmen including Tony Blair.

"From what we understand, when she first accepted, Streisand didn't know she would sing at an event where Bush would be involved..."

As far as the above goes, I can almost respect that, if she feels that strongly - hey, it shows more spine than Chinese piano-monkey to the despots Lang Lang ever has displayed - albeit a twisted spine. But she did show up last night at a different affair - the state dinner the Obamas threw for Chinese President Hu Jintao:

Barbra Streisand and husband James Brolin were on the guest list. The singer's connection to China? "I worked in a Chinese restaurant," she told reporters.

Did the woman who was so outraged over "the Bush wars" confront the unelected Hu over his belligerence towards Japan and Taiwan? Did the self-styled environmental activist challenge Hu over the coal-plant-per-day being brought online in China? Did Babs, who bemoaned the erosion of civil liberties under the evil regime of George W. Bush, speak of the hundreds Hu ordered slaughtered in Tienanmen square, or the millions of political prisoners that are tortured daily in the Chinese gulags?

I doubt it; she would never want to appear impolite to her hosts. And thus we see the moral courage of the liberal mindset: scream about the horror of American totalitarianism (only under Republican governance, of course) and pat yourself on the back for your bravery, but when confronted with a true despot in every sense of the word, cozy up to them, fawn over them, and act in a sychophantic manner as possible.

Cowardice, or admiration? Either way, it exposes a moral corruption in the soul of the Left, a corruption which seems to afflict the "Hollywood liberal Democratic" elite most of all....

And speaking of sychophants, here's Michelle Obama wearing a red dress - "the Chinese color for good luck" - at the state dinner for Hu. If she had any courage, she would have worn black, to mourn those Hu has killed in cold blood...

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