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Liberals and bright, shiny objects

Last weekend, I mocked a bunch of liberals in Massachusetts who were trying to get a ballot question on whether the governor should bring Bay State National Guardsmen home from Iraq. I pointed out the futility of this action -- once troops are nationalized, governors have no power over them whatsoever. But that got me thinking about something.

Liberals tend to do a lot of things that I consider silly and futile. They call for Bush to be impeached or resign. They apologize to the world for our exercising our democratic rights. They find utterly futile ways of protesting that do nothing but royally piss off those they are trying to "persuade."

I used to get either amused or angry by these things. But yesterday, I had an insight. Now I am thrilled that they keep doing these things. (And not just because it gives me an endless supply of material to blog about.)

The key element of these actions is "futility." Not only do they not achieve anything while doing them, but they never really had a chance to.

And while they're wasting their time on these things, they're too busy to take actions that might actually help them reach their goals.

So, if you'll excuse me, I have to go sign a bunch of online positions. Care to join me in egging the lemmings into running faster towards the cliff?


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And while they are supplyin... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

And while they are supplying the high-minded rhetoric, they eagerly looking for others to supply the material support for their futile endeavors.

Jay Tea,It's not n... (Below threshold)
kbiel:

Jay Tea,

It's not nice to taunt the mentally handicapped.

KbielYour one liner ... (Below threshold)
Don:

Kbiel
Your one liner is great. You put a smile on this old mans face, even before my second cup of coffee. Thanks

KbielI, too, think... (Below threshold)
Nana:

Kbiel

I, too, think this is a great one liner. You also put a great big smile on my face--even after 2 cups of coffee.

The new article by Podhoret... (Below threshold)
Aidan Maonachy:

The new article by Podhoretz perfectly demonstrates the hypocrisy that is practiced by Liberals as a matter of course. The double standard is something they seem to have no ethical problem with at all - in other words what they condemn in others is somehow "different" when praciced by themselves.

" the hypocrisy that is pra... (Below threshold)
RightWingLiberal:

" the hypocrisy that is practiced by Liberals as a matter of course. The double standard is something they seem to have no ethical problem with at all - in other words what they condemn in others is somehow "different" when praciced by themselves."

You know ... do I even need to say it?

The hypocrisy is so thick on both sides of the aisle. But to me it seems particularly thick on the right wing side. Perhaps because Republicans are in control of all 3 branches it's just more obvious. But it's definitely there.

Do I need to point out the supposed "fiscal responsibility" of the current, supposedly conservative, administration?

Do I need to point out the underhanded dirty politics of Rove and his gang for an office that claimed to bring honor and interigity to the oval office?

Do I need to point out the party that wears it's "moral superiority" and it's religion on it's sleave but acts completly opposite? Do as I say not as I do?

What exactly is conservative about nation building and regime change for peace??
How many Republicans would be against a war in Iraq if it were being lead by Gore, or any other moonbat?

Do I even need to mention the Bridge To Pork Heaven?

Is government spending up or down? Is government bigger or smaller? Do states have more rights or less? What exactly does "Conservative" mean?

Do I need to mention the word cronyism?

So sure, you can cry about Liberal hypocracy, but it's the Conservative hypocracy that is in power.

Do I need to point out t... (Below threshold)

Do I need to point out the supposed "fiscal responsibility" of the current, supposedly conservative, administration?

No, you don't, Bush spends money like a drunken sailor and it sucks big time.

See, that's the difference between left and right. The left defends its hypocrisies, but we condemn ours.

Do I need to point out the underhanded dirty politics of Rove and his gang for an office that claimed to bring honor and interigity to the oval office?

Oh no, this is not the tired old myth about Bush "stealing" the election is it?

If nor, please specify the "underhanded dirty politics of Rove and his gang" to which you're referring and the authoratative, verifiable source as to their veracity.

Oh no, this is not the t... (Below threshold)
RightWingLiberal:

Oh no, this is not the tired old myth about Bush "stealing" the election is it?

Nope.

If nor, please specify the "underhanded dirty politics of Rove and his gang" to which you're referring and the authoratative, verifiable source as to their veracity.

I'm not going to play "who can spin the best" with you.
Rove's tactics and style is pretty well known. And as much as I hate to bring it up, I don't want to derail this thread into endless flame wars, but I believe the whole CIA leak mess is a very low blow and about as dirty as you can get. That is using one's political power to exact revenge against your opponent. I have no doubt if the shoes were on the other feet. If there were a Dem in the Oval pulling this CIA crap the right wingers would be drooling at the mouth for Impeachment.

There's more than enough hypocracy to spread around.

I would like to see evidenc... (Below threshold)
Adam:

I would like to see evidence of what Rove has done that is dirty or underhanded, and claiming he was responsible for the swift boat vets or anything like that doesn't count.

Do I need to point out the party that wears it's "moral superiority" and it's religion on it's sleave but acts completly opposite? Do as I say not as I do?

As opposed to the Democrats, who pretend to be faithful in black churches on election year but support things contrary to religious views...

I don't like Bush all that much, and I'm not shy about complaining when he does something I don't like. But when someone on the left says something crazy or nutty, they just get put in the party leadership position and no one on the left questions them. Right wing bloggers question Bush -- see Miers.

Oh, man. "Rove's tactics ar... (Below threshold)
Adam:

Oh, man. "Rove's tactics are pretty well known." I rescind my comment...

RWL, you really need to cha... (Below threshold)
Old Soldier:

RWL, you really need to change that "Right" to "Left".

If no law is broken, is there still a crime committed? In other words, if no CIA covert agent was outed, was a crime committed? I perceive you are pleased with Libby being tagged for his transgressions; how about Joe Wilson; should he be held responsible for any of his lies? No? I didn't think so.

I don't know many conservatives who are happy with the current spending, the lack of illegal immigrant and border controls. So, yes, we have our differences with President Bush and his administration. However, he has performed extremely well in prosecuting the war on terror. I shudder to think where we would be on the war on terrorists if Kerry had been elected.

What really, really bothers... (Below threshold)
-S-:

What really, really bothers me, as the very essence of the offending characteristic here, is that liberals never seem to comprehend their duplicity, their maneuvering of realities for political ("egotistical") "gain" (end justifies the means) -- that they are, in the heart of liberalism, obsessively compulsive about everyone else conforming to their ever-modulating perameters.

Name one issue here that liberals are most intent upon, have created the greater furor about, and for that, there will be a myriad of positions and rationalizations that will reduce terms to mush.

Oh, hey, Al Gore is once again hitting Hollywood up for millions/billions and, oh, hey, Barbra (only TWO 'a's, pleaze) Streisand is again hitting gender confused and otherwise "progressive" individuals up about the impeachment of a President, and, oh, hey, Cindy Sheehan loves Jesse Jackson and Jesse Jackson now loves Chavez and Castro. -- but first he didn't love them before he now loves them but it may change, depending.

I realize that we conservatives have our own cadre of moonloonery, but by comparison with liberals, at least ours recognize their legacy.

Sorry, "parameters" -- (^^... (Below threshold)
-S-:

Sorry, "parameters" -- (^^)

Now, Jay Tea, if you going ... (Below threshold)
Mina:

Now, Jay Tea, if you going to play around in the muck and dirt with the little liberals, just be sure you're not wearing your good clothes and don't let any of them bite you. Okay?

JT: Liberal baiting, like ... (Below threshold)
epador:

JT: Liberal baiting, like stealing candy from a baby, may provide a quick taste that's sweet but leaves a little immature being screaming. Shame on you, they don't understand what j[ust] t[easing] is all about.

Go back to picking on the mean ol' islamic fundamentalists or the French or Prince Charles.

MoonBats: I know it is futile to offer you advice, however: Words will simply spray back at you if you are facing into JT's hot air and want to get into a pissing contest...

[the previous drivel is indeed sarcasm]

You might enjoy <a href="ht... (Below threshold)
Ric Locke:

You might enjoy this by the last sane professor at Berkeley (Prof. Cipolla died in 2000).

Briefly: Helping others while helping yourself is intelligent. Helping yourself while harming others is criminal. Helping others while harming yourself is helpless. And harming others while harming yourself, as well, is stupid.

Regards,
Ric

Hate to point this out, Jay... (Below threshold)
cat:

Hate to point this out, Jay, but while some liberals might jump off cliffs, lemmings don't.

RWL,How many Re... (Below threshold)
SonOfTheGodfather:

RWL,

How many Republicans would be against a war in Iraq if it were being lead by Gore, or any other moonbat?

Sorry Spanky, I know of many other Republicans, along with myself who would absolutely support this war regardless of administration... And we wouldn't utter the word "quagmire" once. Think about what you're writing before such sweeping generalizations.

SOTG

SOTG, I seem to recall bein... (Below threshold)

SOTG, I seem to recall being disappointed, though not surprised, when Clinton's 1998 "regime change" policy went nowhere.

The notion of ever opposing him on it never came up, since he saw something shiny (or maybe just kind of curvy) and forgot all about Iraq.




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