June 25, 2007


At the risk of repeating myself for a third day and using again the phrase Aristotelian gods, here is a prime example of lefties looking down their noses at us country bumpkin Republicans and saying that they know so much better than we do what's good for us:

Even with the low poll numbers, liberals still feel stymied in conveying just how bad this administration is. It's been the ultimate frustration to consider the people who don't see Bush's malevolence: In 2004, rural America cited national security as their number one reason for voting for Bush. But people in the major cities, where there's actually a chance of being victimized by terrorism, people voted against Bush. Frustrating. In the cities, where most people are utterly at two with nature, people cited Bush's raping of the environment as a major reason to vote against him. In rural America, where people fish and hunt and generally do things outside, they voted for Bush. Sooooo frustrating. On Sutton Place and in Harvard-Westlake, where kids go to college after high school, they vote against Bush. In rural America, from where the majority of tragically killed kids in Iraq soldiers come, they vote for Bush.

And if that's not enough, let's throw a big heaping tablespoon of malice in with the condescention. Malice and condescention pie, yummy.

You could argue that even the world's worst fascist dictators at least meant well. They honestly thought were doing good things for their countries by suppressing blacks/eliminating Jews/eradicating free enterprise/repressing individual thought/killing off rivals/invading neighbors, etc. Only the Saudi royal family is driven by the same motives as Bush, but they were already entrenched. Bush set a new precedent. He came into office with the attitude of "I'm so tired of the public good. What about my good? What about my rich friends' good?"

This is how they see conservative values, folks. We're worse than fascist dictators. We really don't believe in things like supply-side economics; we just make policy like that up because we want to screw as many people as we can. We want to help rich white guys and blow up the levees around black guys. Bwahahaha.

The comments section would be funny if I didn't know it was true. They really think we don't care about the troops, hate Mexicans, look to our "pastors" for voting advice, seek to destroy the Constitution, and that AM radio is the same thing as Hitler's Beer Halls.

I really don't understand how human beings' brains can be hardwired so differently.

Posted by: Sarah at 03:56 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 It's almost funny, isn't it? But honestly, it's on both sides. You got folks on the right openly calling people who are pro-choice baby killers and "godless." Those who don't have an issue with legal civil unions are against the sanctity of marriage. And don't forget that those who are unsure whether the mission in Iraq is worth it are unpatriotic or against the Troops! Going to extremes is just one way of appealing to the lowest common denominator, a way of trying to polarize issues even more than they already are. And the tactic is as old as time. But still, it's really sad, isn't it? You'd hope that we could, as Republicans, Democrats, Conservatives, Liberals, whatever, talk about things on a higher level.

Posted by: Non-Essential Equipment at June 25, 2007 07:47 AM (GkEyJ)

2 At first I thought the Mehlman article was written in an ironic tone. Unbelievable...

Posted by: CaliValleyGirl at June 25, 2007 07:57 AM (deur4)

3 Tell you what Sarah, it isn't that I think I am smarter than you, just more experienced, you did not live through Watergate, so you are really sort of blind to the criminal cabal our government has become. Someday you might see it the way those of us older than you do, or maybe not, either way you need to lose the innocence and develope some cynicism, towards ALL GOVERNMENT, not just the parts you disagree with.

Posted by: BubbaBoBobBrain at June 25, 2007 07:19 PM (BR9zA)

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