Saturday, October 18, 2008

Who Votes Democrat?

Leftists live in a world where there are no consequences to actions. Since there are no consequences, anyone who is against giiving everyone yet another day of paid vacation MUST be a racist. Anyone who is against unfettered illegal immigration MUST hate Mexicans. Anyone who is against giving houses to poor people who can't afford the mortgages must be mean and evil. Anyone against free, state-of-the-art medical care for EVERYONE (including illegal aliens) must be evil and in bed with the drug companies. Anyone who is against six month maternity vacations for workers must hate women and so on.

It is far from a coincidence that this leftist movement has its most fervent following amongst those who are either insulated from consequences (typically, like with Springsteen, by their fabulous riches, often by tenure which means that they get paid no matter how bad they are at their jobs) or those who don't want to suffer the consequences of their choices -- like gang-bangers and dead beats -- who want the benefits without the effort. Eliminate those who are insulated from the consequences of their own policies from the Democrat Party and you're left with two Vegans and a stoner.

6 comments:

appalled said...

Lying, weirdo moron bleats: "Leftists live in a world where there are no consequences to actions."

This from the party whose refusal to take responsibility for the consequences of ANYTHING gives us environmental disaster, financial disaster, Katrina disasters, military disasters, medical miseries, racial division, infrastructure ruin, and a mess so bad, no one has seen its like...and leave it for leftists, or the next generation, to clean up!!

Dan Coyle said...

You know, Mr. Sayet, you may think your portrayal of democrats is correct in broad strokes... but I could take what you seem to believe personally and turn it right back on you.

I think a woman should have reproductive choice, then I MUST think Sarah Palin should have aborted her child.

I think the Palestinians should have some sort of state, I MUST want a new Krystalnacht.

I think the Iraq recovery process was handled badly and the best thing to do now is simply leave the state to the Iraqis, I MUST want all the people in Iraq to die.

Mr. Sayet, what to you really want from those who differ from you ideologically?

Dubya E Newman said...

Yeah, these guys believe in consequences:

"Wick Allison, a former publisher of the National Review, wrote that today's brand of conservatism "has produced financial mismanagement, the waste of human lives, the loss of moral authority, and the wreckage of our economy that McCain now threatens to make worse."

Paranoid, rage-driven, xenophobic nuts are taking over the Republican Party.


Aside from the dwindling size of our 401(k)s, life is treating us well. True, we're heading into a major recession. But that's OK: That just presents us with new opportunities to Do Good. And while we wait for President Obama to bring us New Deal 2.0, we'll also get a few giggles out of watching the Bush administration preside over the nationalization of the nation's financial sector. (Tip: Practice saying "social democracy." Also, practice saying "Told ya so!" with compassion.)

Maybe most fun of all, we're getting to watch a steady procession of rats leaving the sinking GOP ship.

One by one, the nation's more reputable conservatives have been edging away from the Republican presidential ticket. It started with John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate. Thinking conservatives -- as of a couple of months ago, there were still a few left -- were distinctly underwhelmed. In the New York Times, David Brooks chastised McCain for "throw[ing] away standards of experience and prudence" by picking Palin. In the Washington Post, Charles Krauthammer said Palin was "not ready" for prime time. David Frum, a former Bush speechwriter and fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, complained that Palin had "thoroughly -- and probably irretrievably -- proven that she is not up to the job." In the National Review, conservative columnist Kathleen Parker said Palin was "clearly out of her league" and urged her to "bow out."

For liberals initially alarmed by McCain's brief post-convention poll bounce, this was fun. And as conservative disdain spread to the whole GOP ticket, the fun got even funner.

In the Washington Post, George Will slammed McCain for his "fact-free slander," "substitution of vehemence for coherence" and "boiling moralism." On MSNBC, former Reagan speechwriter and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan admitted that she's not sure who she'll be voting for this November: "Ahh. Umm. I'm thinking it through."

Then -- more fun -- some conservatives began to actually endorse Barack Obama. Wick Allison, a former publisher of the National Review, wrote that today's brand of conservatism "has produced financial mismanagement, the waste of human lives, the loss of moral authority, and the wreckage of our economy that McCain now threatens to make worse. ... Obama is almost the ideal candidate for this moment in American history."

Christopher Hitchens, who has spent the last five years deriding the Democratic position on Iraq as that of "the surrender faction," endorsed Obama too, concluding "the Republican Party has invited not just defeat but discredit this year, and ... both its nominees for the highest offices in the land should be decisively repudiated."

Whee! Incredibly, the fun continued. Christopher Buckley, National Review columnist and son of conservative icon William F. Buckley, also endorsed Obama: "Obama has in him ... the potential to be a good, perhaps even great leader. ... And so, for the first time ... I'll be pulling the Democratic lever in November." For his pains, Buckley received hundreds of vituperative e-mails from former admirers on the right. Effectively, he said Tuesday, he's been "fatwaed by the conservative movement." He resigned from the National Review.

But enjoyable as it's been to watch conservatives flee from the GOP, something about all this leaves me feeling a little down. Because as the more respectable, literate conservatives distance themselves from the GOP, increasingly, the only ones left on the right are paranoid, rage-driven, xenophobic nuts. Bitter? You betcha! Twisted too!



Even for a liberal, it's painful to watch. Once, the GOP proudly claimed to be the "party of ideas." They weren't generally good ideas, it's true -- but they were ideas eloquently defended by men and women who believed it was their duty to study history, philosophy, science, economics and international relations and to do the intellectual heavy lifting needed to try to persuade smart people with different views to come around to their way of thinking. That was the GOP nurtured by conservative intellectuals such as William Buckley. Buckley was many things liberals didn't admire, but he wasn't ignorant, savage or stupid by choice.

But today, as the last few sober grown-ups leave the party, the visible face of the GOP increasingly looks like that of the people who shout "kill him!" when Obama's name comes up, who speak of black men they don't like as "uppity" or as "boys," who think you can't trust a Muslim or an Arab, who think talking about "Barack Hussein Osama" is witty and (I'm talking to you, Sarah Palin and John McCain) who claim Obama "pals around with terrorists."

This isn't really that funny anymore.

Anonymous said...

It seems to me that Evan's columns are showing mounting evidence of increasing intellectual poverty. It's the same monotonous refrain, "Ayers, Wright, Rezco" or else he draws poorly digested material from the only the book he shows any sign of ever having actually read,"The Closing of the American Mind" to create liberal straw men.

Anonymous said...

"...either insulated from consequences by their fabulous riches, often by tenure which means that they get paid no matter how bad they are at their jobs)..."

hahahahahahahhaa...you mean like those CEOs from your unregulated corporations?

What a loser.

John said...

Here's what it's like listening to midnite and simian:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cVlTeIATBs&feature=related