Thursday, September 17, 2009
Thought of the Day
See things from their point of view. The most fundamental principle liberals have is that they are all very, very smart, and everyone should listen to them. Nothing angers them more than something that challenges them to reexamine that core tenet. And that’s why they were so delighted by the election of President Obama and further wins in the House and Senate. For a moment they thought the American people had recognized liberals as their superiors and said to them: “Please! Smart people! Lead us and tell us what to do!”
Of course, it is quite obvious right now that that’s not at all what the election was about. The Republicans had been screw-ups for a while, and with the failing economy (people tend to vote for the president based on the economy, which is only a tad smarter than voting based on the weather, but whatcha gonna do?), most people just felt they couldn’t reward the Republicans with leadership again. Also, many people were tired of the hostility between conservatives and liberals (though I’m not sure why Republicans got the blame, since we could have had bipartisanship if at any time liberals had decided to stop being a bunch of screeching ninnies who mindlessly opposed whatever Bush was for). Then came along Barack Obama, who promised non-specific hope and change, and everyone was like, “Non-specific hope and change sounds like a great idea!”
Labels: Frank Fleming quote
Meanwhile, the GOP is the party of the Christian right and has the perception of being the party of the moral high ground, notwithstanding the peccadillo of the former governor of NY, a Democrat.
One distinguished senator form LA dallied w/ prostitutes; one distinguished senator from Nevada has an affair w/ a staffer after which a buy off was attempted; "Hiking the Appalachian Trail" is now a euphemism for jetting off to Buenos Aires on taxpayer's time and dime to see one's mistress as the Republican governor of SC did.
Somehow we expect the Democrats to be fallible while the GOP loses cred w/ every faux pas.
The argument isn't that the Democrats are better because we don't claim to be moral. The argument is that some Republicans are being shown to be hypocrites. That's all.