And hits keep on coming.
This weekend, the Washington Post dedicated a front-page article to how mean, evil, and discourteous conservatives are.
Michelle Malkin, for one. Her crime? She sent an e-mail to Charise Carney-Nunes regarding the now-infamous video of children singing the “Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm” song in praise of Barack Hussein Obama. Her e-mail included such loaded, hateful, and mean questions as “did you write the song”, “did you teach about your book”, and “how well do you know the President”. In a hateful huff, she concluded with that most hideous of closings, “Thank you for your time”.
Glenn Beck, of course, for his promotion of ideas like “America is good”, “I believe in God”, and “I have a right to disagree with the government when it’s being stupid”. Obviously, this is just rabble-rousing and hate.
And can we forget the most hateful, mean, and evil of conservatives: Rush Limbaugh, whose eeeeeeeeeevil plans now extend to potential ownership of a National Football League team, which is intuitively obvious to the most casual of observers simply part of a larger plan to take over the world and drown the poor, elderly, and defenseless in giant vats of Alaskan crude while sucking down cigars and chuckling at his collection of racist literature.
OK. I know I’m just a simple idjut from the backwoods of the Fruited Plain, but I guess it’s time for an education. Washington Post? Lefties? Pull up a chair, pull out your notepads and pencils, and shut the fark up. Adults are about to speak.
First – calling Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck, or Rush Limbaugh anything only serves to widen this divide you keep spouting off about. When people are upset with your side’s ability to completely mismanage the nation, it’s not because they’re mean or divisive – it’s because you’re mismanaging the nation. These people – myself included – speak out of love. We love America and what she represents. We love our families and kids and work and hope for the best future possible for them. We love our lives and our families and want to make sure that we’re able to support them.
Second – calling them hateful, mean, etc. is 100% bull, and you damned well know it. There’s actually a better word for what’s happening here: projection. If you don’t believe, go to a quick look-up on the history of how liberals have behaved towards conservatives. How about when Town Hall protester William Rice got his FREAKING FINGER BITTEN OFF? Or all the hate mail that Michelle receives on a daily basis, usually filled with comments about her race or her gender.
And no – it’s not limited just to charged events or nationally recognized columnists. How about when the late lefty Steve Gilliard posted his now-infamous Michael Steele photo that he hand-doctored in act that Gilliard himself associated with his “complete and utter contempt” for black conservatives? Think it’s history? Think again. Sorry, kids – there’s a long line of history that says that the attacks by the left on the right are routinely more vicious, hateful, racist, sexist, and any other -ist you want to list than any attack on the left by the right.
Why? It’s simple: conservatives care about issues. We care about facts. We care about things that flow on a logical course from point a to point z. We care about history.
Liberals, on the other hand, care about feelings. The thought that someone may use, say, actual numbers to prove that the ideas of the left simply won’t hold water makes the members of the left feel “icky” – and so they project their own hatred, fear, and negativity onto members of the right. They use terms like “racist” and “sexist” without having any real concept of what those terms are or why it came to be that certain ideas actually are “racist” and “sexist”. They just see a dark-skinned President, fall in love with him, and then presume that any attack on him must be because of his skin color because, dammit, that’s what made THEM love him in the first place.
And then conservatives go and use things like “math” and ask unpleasant questions like “how do you intend to pay for this”. They look at things like “history” and say “you know, the last 57 times socialism was tried, it ended in disaster for the nations that tried it”. They look at things like “the Constitution” and say “your czars are not behaving in a manner that’s in line with the constitution”
Yeah. That’s all that “hate” stuff.
You want to “restore” civility to the national political discussion, members of the left? Then stop being uncivil. Conservatives have played very nice, so far. Our rallies have consistently been forums of peaceful, vociferous disagreement with policy. Yours have consistently been violent, destructive, and costly. Conservatives have shouted “You Lie” at the President. Liberals shouted for Bush’s head on a platter.
So the next time you lefties call for conservatives to be more civil in their discourse, why don’t you check your own eye for a plank before talking about the speck in ours?
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