Thursday, August 25, 2011

Meanness Don't Just Happen Overnight

The left is always accusing the right of being mean, insensitive, liars, racists, intolerant, and other equally vile adjectives. Well, doesn't that sound like the kettle calling the pot black?

Who are the one's who use vile derogatory words to describe their political opponents? Is it the Republicans, conservatives, Tea Party supporters or is it the same “suspects” who make the accusations? Listen to the “Lame Stream Media” and the so-called “objective” columnists on any given day or night and you will hear the worst bit of character assassination cloaked in so-called political dialogue.

Most all of these left-wing pundits and talking heads including Ed Schultz, Lawrence O'Donnell, Rachel Maddow, the departed Keith Olbermann, Bill Maher, Chris Matthews, and of course, the “Rhyming Reverends”, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, all are well versed in the tactics of the late Saul Alinsky, author of the book “Rules for Radicals”, who said you must marginalize your opponents by using ridicule.

The “politics of personal destruction” is the method used by the left-wing radicals (mostly Democrats) to marginalize their political opponents. The main targets have been George Bush and Dick Cheney, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann etc. Very seldom do they use political arguments to disagree with the aforementioned people (maybe because they don't have any), but it seems it always comes down to a personal attack on their character and their personal lives. The words idiot, stupid, liar, racist seems to drip off their lips on a regular basis. In many cases it is not to enlighten but to demean and to denigrate their opponents.

According to the rhetoric of then presidential candidate, Barack Hussein Obama, he was going to bring the people together in an atmosphere of congenial bi-partisanship. Where has that “Hope and Change” been the past 2 ½ years? He has become one of the most divisive presidents in our long history as well as being one of the most overly partisan. His sneery quips in putting down his opposition seems to be second nature to him. It's not the color of his skin that seems to be the problem, it is how thin it is. In his speeches, mainly trying to gin up support for his re-election, he says all the right things, but in practice he does just the opposite – he is a chameleon as well as a practicing narcissist. I guess he acquired that demeanor from sitting in the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's church for 20 years. It seems to have rubbed off on him.

So, the old farmer's observation that “Meanness Don't Just Happen Overnight” has validity in today's political arena and it seems disproportionately coming from the left rather than from the right. Agree?

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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New York Insurance said...

MSNBC finally hired a Black person after they scream the Tea Party is Racist. Yet the person they hire, Al No So Sharpton is a Racist in every sense of the word

Frank Langan said...

There seems to be a pattern that the Democrats use - try to margininalize or ridicule every Republican. For example, Goldwater couldn't be trusted with the A-Bomb, Nixon was tricky, Ford was a doofus, Reagan was a bad "B" actor, Bush (41) was out of touch, Bush (43) was a shoot from the hip cowboy - and those were the mild descriptions of these men. All the Democrats were "genius'", but turned out to be worse than how the Republicans were depicted. What a bunch of self-serving hypocrites.

Anonymous said...

Actually, Frank, Goldwater was too extreme for most of the American electorate when he ran against LBJ in 1964. Ironically, as he aged, he mellowed in some ways and came to view the Christian extremism that now dominates so much of the GOP as the antithesis of the kind of American conservatism for which he stood.
Nixon, if he hadn't succumbed to his personal demons, may have gone down as one of the greatest American presidents of the 20th century.
"Obamacare" for example, is actually a virtual reproduction of the national health care plan Nixon put forth in the early 1970's and Ted Kennedy, foolishly he later admitted, rejected out of hand as not comprehensive enough. So Chuckie, mi amor, the more you rant about "mother smother" and all your other impotence driven delusions, the more you reveal yourself for the wimp you really are. Your and follwers are obviously in desperate need of two things - psychotherapy and VIAGRA, LOLOLOL