Since Tuesday’s election, and aside from Wednesday, when I was pretty tired and sitting in disbelief that America soon will have a radical, Socialist President, I have been of the mindset that we who believe conservatism wins at the polls need to fight on for at least two major things:
- Continue to expose the corrupt Democratic leadership and talk about Obama’s inexperience, his radical associations, his total lack of world issues experience, his dangerous policies, and all Democrat leaders’ intent to slide us well into a Socialist nation status, if not worse.
- Work to bring real conservative leadership into the Republican party, kick out the RINOs and corrupt Republicans, restore respect for the Constitution and take the country’s leadership back to a place that more closely resembles the make-up of this country…after all, we are still a right-center country!
I have continued that effort in several posts since Tuesday and all the while I continue to get commenters who claim to be “moderate” or who are the lone Democrat in a Republican family…you get the picture. They (and many other commenters like them on other blogs) have tried to paint any facts about Obama or references to Socialism or really just any direct or impassioned language as Hate….and Anger….and Right Wing Extremism. Funny how those same people all just want to get along now….and have this intense need for me and others to just shut up and praise “The One” already.
Well I refuse to be silenced and, as I have said on various comments, even if they want to avoid facing the facts surrounding the man they just elected, I won’t ignore the facts and I will continue to talk about them. Remember, I am not talking about stupid notions like “he’s not my President” or “impeach Obama”—you won’t find that here (unless we find something for which he is worthy of being impeached)…I am talking about the issues, facts and opinions of the day that apply to those 2 topics mentioned above.
With all of that said, I was reading other bloggers today and found some really great comments others have made regarding this very phenomenon of “unity now” from the left…the one where the “lovers in the left” for 8 years have had an intense rabid Bush hatred, mentioned Bush death wishes, and sported “abort Sarah Palin” logos, but now they all just believe we need to get along—be unified—we are one!
Anyway, much of this was stirred up with the recent 52-48 thing from the Obama supporters who believe with all of their heart “we are one”….A couple of pictures give you an idea of the “we really didn’t mean it about Bush…can’t we all just get along?” crowd who contributed to this “condescension posed as compassion” love fest:
Through Jim Treacher’s blog I was led to some great sentiments about this new left/winner/unity phenomenon….In fact, Treacher has a great acronym for the mindset we find ourselves in with these lefty efforts:
NUMB: National Unity My Butt
And he says we can call ourselves NUMBSkulls—-we 48er’s sure do have a sense of humor…
But I digress…here are the comments for which I hold very similar sentiments — from an Australian blogger’s comment section…very appropriate (my emphasis below):
That website made me want to puke. Those head-tilts are now not of compassion but condescension. As if the left has anything to teach anyone about graciousness or moderation in attitude or behaviour.
Of course conservatives will “get along” and make nice – it’s why they knew they could get away with all the atrocious things they’ve said and done the past 8 years. Did anyone hear GWB whining about all the stuff that’s been said and written about him? Has he blackballed a network for asking “tough” questions? Has he querulously queried a news anchor about being a shill for the opposing side?
Do you know why conservatives generally have the capacity for graciousness in victory and defeat? Because, as a rule, conservatives are happy with who they are. There’s no cognitive dissonance going on, because we live what we believe – we like free markets, so we consume; we actually care for our less fortunate neighbours, so we give generously (of our OWN money that we earn) and we buy their stuff so they can gain wealth; we don’t believe the economy works by taking from one and giving to the other (as though a dollar for you means a dollar less for me), so we work hard, pay our taxes grudgingly and rejoice at the success of others while working to secure our own; we don’t believe in AGW, so we don’t agonise over the recycling or flying or driving anywhere. It’s bliss.
If you’re a lefty in a western capitalist democracy, this is impossible because you are living off the wealth created by a system you think you despise. You are inherently angry and bitter all the time, because your life can’t measure up to your impossible ideals, and you are naturally self-absorbed and self-centered because of this anger and bitterness. It’s all consuming.
Of course, I’m generalising. I’m sure some of the head-tilties pictured were appalled at the treatment of the conservatives at the hands of the minority (but vocal) radicalised elements of their pseudo-religion, and in the last 8 years raised their voices again and again in protest at such unprovoked and vicious assaults on the character and person of their political opponents, all the while gently counselling their wayward brethren to focus on critiquing ideas, and having genuine debates rather than resorting to name-calling.
And I know, some conservative once called you a name so we are just as bad. Boo hoo. Go cry in your victory herbal tea, winner, and try to figure out just how to run something and lead something for once, instead of making dopey-hopey-changey noises and singing “How many times must a man blah blah” while wearing your “Abort Sarah Palin” button on your “Sarah Palin is a C***” t-shirt while waving your “GWB is not my President” banner and throwing a molotov cocktail at the McDonald’s on the corner. Oh, and did I forget to mention the “No War for Oil” hat on your head?
This makes me sound unhappy doesn’t it? But the above is what the left actually DID. It’s so bitter, angry, twisted and unhinged that merely stating the fact makes me sound bitter, angry, twisted and unhinged. So sad. (head tilt) But I weally, weally wuv you guys and want to make it work so your heads don’t explode. M’kay?(/head tilt)
Love it….here’s another interesting one:
Well, in all honesty, after the vomit spewed at us over the past 8 years, nothing they can do now mollifies me. I find the swarmy, phoney “can’t we all just get along” folks disgusting, but for every one of them, there are 5 sore winners gloating on right-wing blogs. I almost prefer them to the “let’s all join together now and sing” fakers who are suddenly patriotic Americans.
I don’t ever see myself descending to the level of Daily Kos or Ted Rall. I don’t want Obama to die or get assassinated, I don’t want his daughters raped or waterboarded, I am not praying for Biden to have a fatal heart attack. I’ve read all of those sentiments expressed about Dubya and Cheney.
Less than a week ago, a writer referred to Trig Palin as “it.” Not to mention all the other filth they’ve directed at Palin.
Did any of the “We love you, 48” head tilters object to any of that while it was, you know, actually occurring?
Just today, Obama had to make a snide comment about Nancy Reagan and seances. Nancy is in the hospital and recovering from a broken hip, and he called her afterward and apologized. But he couldn’t get through his first press conference as president-elect without making a graceless dig at a conservative.
So stick it, folks. No, I’ll never stoop as low as you did. But damned if I’m going to join hands and sing kumbaya with you. It’s your turn now.
And they all said…AMEN.
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