Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Blogging Blues

I've been trying to get the post below posted for the last three hours. In the meant time I had another post idea. This one from reading Pat Sajak's blog in which he recounts a discussion with a fellow liberal.
Recently, for example, I was discussing the United Sates Supreme Court with on of my many Liberal friends out in Los Angeles when she said, without any discernible embarrassment, that Justice Anton Scalia was "worse than Hitler." Realizing she wasn't alive during World War II and perhaps she may have been absent on those days when her schoolmates were studying Nazism, I reminded her of some of Hitler's more egregious crimes against humanity, suggesting she may have overstated the case. She had not; Scalia was worse.
You'd think this experience (and others he references) might just prove that Mr. Sajak has poor taste in liberal friends, but he's going for a more general principle. Apparently arguing with liberals is a fruitless endeavor.
. . . it served to remind me of how difficult it is to have serious discussions about politics or social issues with committed members of the Left. They tend to do things like accusing members of the Right of sowing the seeds of hatred while, at the same time, comparing them to mass murderers.
Mr. Sajak's argument about the sorry state of liberalism hinges on us all believing that his experience is typical, that most liberals run around comparing their enemies to Hitler. Now, to be fair, some probably do. But is that the majority of them? And is that mainstream liberals?

An obvious counter to this might be to bring out quotes by Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and others. I can find quotes that talk about how liberals in general are just plain bad people. We are called stupid, mushy-headed, death-lovers, weak, spineless, hateful, and so on and so forth. And not just a few of our more objectionable leaders, but all of our leaders and all of us. When you compare that to an idiot friend of Pat Sajak's being mean to Justice Scalia, well, I'm not sure it measures up.

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