The strawman that Iain and co. are proudly thrashing this week is that everyone on the left hates Bushmerica. It's hardly an original construction, it has to be said. In fact, you've got to wonder whether they had to pay royalties to the Republican Party for use of that battered old thing. Surely not. Look at the state of it.
Still, let's get into the spirit of things and add a couple more blows to the mix
The Little One
- I am opposed to the foreign policies of Anthony Charles Lynton Blair.
- I am not opposed to the existence of the United Kingdom.
The Ironic One
Using accusations of anti-Americanism in an attempt to stifle, disparage or misrepresent political dissent is, well, unAmerican. Well it is, isn't it?
There are lots of "adult" reasons why 18 Tory Street's "attack ad" is unconvincing. The whole premise of the thing is wrong on many levels. In fact, it's just the sort of thing you could imagine the Swift Boat Veterans for the Tories doing.
By the way, viewing the video in question will confirm beyond doubt that Beau Bo D’Or was bang on the money.