Shorter Cons: Don’t Caricature Us, You America-Hating Latte Liberals
A recent source of conservative butthurt appears to be liberals making fun of conservatives.
Bear in mind that modern conservatism, in the form of the increasingly Whiggish GOP consists of people like Louie Gohmert who warns us about terror babies, Michael Savage who wishes for a fascist, nationalist political party, and Rush Limbaugh who says acceptance of same sex marriage is related to mainstreaming pedophilia are doing a fine enough job making conservatism unpalatable without liberal help.
That said, here is Dennis Prager complaining that Richard Cohen says mean things about the right. While Stephen Hayes — yes, the guy who wrote the Cheney hagiography and the book falsely claiming there was a “Connection” between Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein — touts Jonah Goldberg’s latest book that nobody with a brain takes seriously, whose central premise is that stupid liberals are reality based and make fun of conservatives when in fact (of course) poopy-head liberals believe myths like global warming while conservatives know that Fox News said Al Gore is fat.
Prager and Goldberg write for National Review. Here are some covers for that publication.
Hayes writes for The Weekly Standard. Here are some of their covers.
In other words, as always, the right would rather the left sit there like it did in the late ’70s and ’80s and take it like a bunch of dummies and don’t you dare ever fight back. Never you mind that the reason the right hates people like Barack Obama and Bill Clinton stems largely from those two (and many others) being able to throw a punch and bloody the right’s noses.
A lot of us remember the first part of this century, with Democrats in complete retreat and the press parroting the GOP message du jour which boiled down to “Democrats who don’t sound like Republicans are out of touch with America.” (Fall 2002 edition: “Yeah, you voted for the Iraq War, but you’re still a terrorist sympathizer!”) It wasn’t until the left hit rock bottom in 2004’s election that it began to reassert itself.
Unlike the right, who has now adopted Rush Limbaugh’s mantra that “low information voters” were bewitched by Barack Obama’s magic, the left actually changed itself in order to be more in sync with America. This is because we are able to admit that liberalism is not perfect, that it must change in response to outside information and that we simply cannot bend reality to fit into what we believe.
Modern conservatism is incapable of this, and to point that out to the right makes them real mad and the write books and columns about liberal meanies not taking them seriously. And oh, by the way, they’re going to vote to repeal Obamacare for the 3,432nd time because Limbaugh will give them a cookie.
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