The president calls citizens and prominent politicians liars. He accuses conservatives of being the cause of the health care "mess" and asks them to be quiet while he and his radical associates try to fix it by using the mess as an excuse to justify radical government takeover of things that were caused by government in the first place. Liberals consider their opponents "terrorists" or "an angry mob." They call ordinary Americans fringe extremists and accuse them of racism or religious hysteria when all other arguments against them fail. They think conservatives are responsible every time some whack job in America does something violent.
If one honestly observes the conservative movement in America, you will find doctors, lawyers, business owners, professionals, teachers and writers as well as hard working blue collar workers, struggling entrepreneurs and those down on their financial luck who are the overwhelming majority of the movement.
Yet, these people are portrayed as dangerous or a threat because they attend TEA Parties and exercise their constitutional right of free speech to speak out against a government that continues to encroach on the very values upon which this republic was formed. A lot of them even support, dare I say it, Sarah Palin.
So how does one "marginalize" Sarah Palin or anyone like her. Take a look at a new tactic being used by the left. Forget rumor and innuendo. Just outright lie. The left wing blogosphere isn't interested in the truth. They are interested in keeping their "messiah" in power.
Shannyn Moore writes in The Huffington Post:
The radical right, which celebrates the assassination of Dr. Tiller and protests their children hearing the encouraging words of a black president, love Palin. She does nothing to denounce their idiocy; she revels in it. I write about her now because of who she represents -- very dangerous people.Ms. Moore! Was I in danger when I went to a Sarah Palin rally during the campaign? I knew I should have kept a closer eye on that senior citizen next to me with her grand children. Do I need to worry about some right wing extremist beating me up for having a "Don't Tread on Me" flag or biting my finger off because they disagree with my position on health care reform when I go to Washington tomorrow?
Whose dangerous, Shannyn? Trig Truthers or Birthers? Which is it? When Palin speaks, the reason why it looks like a word salad to you is because liberalism is a thought salad. Those kind of statements are understandable coming from people who don't understand the language of liberty.
Some guy killed a pro-life protester today, Ms. Moore. How many on the left are going to celebrate it?
There isn't any difference in the proportion of those who celebrated Dr. Tiller's death to that of those who want to go to Glenn Becks House and assault him. I saw crazed comments from both sides on Twitter yesterday. Does Barack Obama represent dangerous people? Two words, Ms. Moore: Van Jones. Why is he not denouncing the left for the crazed comments of its loons?
Why is your best buddy telling his viewers to dig up dirt on Glenn Beck? You don't think someone might get hurt there, yet you think people are going to get hurt because Sarah Palin doesn't believe in your ideology? Come on.
Oh and by the way, Ms. Moore, you're a liar.
Read it and weep:
"I feel sorrow for the Tiller family. I respect the sanctity of life and the tragedy that took place today in Kansas clearly violates respect for life. This murder also damages the positive message of life, for the unborn, and for those living. Ask yourself, 'What will those who have not yet decided personally where they stand on this issue take away from today's event in Kansas?'Shannyn Moore needs to print a retraction of her statement that Sarah Palin represents dangerous people. Ms. Moore, your hatred and negativity got the best of you today. It clouded your professional judgment and it adversely affected your writing. Do the right thing in your next blog.
Regardless of my strong objection to Dr. Tiller's abortion practices, violence is never an answer in advancing the pro-life message."
Governor Sarah Palin (from facebook)
Now back to our regularly scheduled discussion about liberalism.
When liberals openly booed George W. Bush or dissented on issues they disagreed with, decorum was never an issue. Decorum only becomes an issue when Joe Wilson yells "you lie" to their president. It used to be okay to interrupt the president when it was George W. Bush delivering the speech.
The problem with liberalism is that if you're a leftist protesting a just war it's free speech, but if you're a conservative protesting out of control spending it's called "teabagging." I got it now. When you do it, it's okay. When we do it, it's not.
George H.W. Bush gave a speech to school children in 1991 and was accused by liberals of using school children for political gain. But Obama gives a speech to school children and we're a loons for keeping our kids out of school.
In the ultimate hypocrisy, Arianna Huffington, who's legion of bloggers have unleashed an all out smear campaign against Sarah Palin, has the set to write an article whining about how unfairly Van Jones was treated and that he is a victim of a smear campaign!
This is hypocrisy. This is why liberalism is intellectually bankrupt. It's also morally and culturally bankrupt.
Hillary Clinton may resign as Secretary of State to run for governor of New York according to rumors. That would make her a quitter and unsuitable for public office if you go by the liberal mantra. Oh wait, there is no real liberal mantra. They make the rules up as they go along and change them as the argument requires. The backflips and the contortions don't happen on the front end of liberal arguments, they happen on the back end. They argue from whatever side fits the outcome of their argument, unless of course they're losing and they just personally attack you to get out of it. Morally bankrupt? You betcha.
Culturally bankrupt? Charlie Sheen is a 9/11 truther. That's okay, though because he's not a birther. Janeane Garafolo accuses TEA party protesters of being white redneck racists. Tell that to the black guys I saw on Fox News' coverage of the TEA Party Express. Sarah Palin's a racist. Tell that to the black guy I met with the Sarah Palin for President sign at the 4/15 TEA Party in Richmond.
No good liberal argument goes without a selective picking of the facts that suit the moment. It's relativism vs. absolutism. Conservatives will tell you the sky is blue. As such, it is up to the liberals to twist enough facts to get enough suckers to believe its green.
Today conservative bloggers and tweeters are going after the terrorists who destroyed our buildings on 9/11/01. Liberal bloggers are going after the TEA partiers instead.
I wonder how much better a country we'd be if liberals spent as much time trying to defeat Sarah Palin as they should be in defeating al Queda. If only Shannyn Moore hated Osama bin Laden as much.