Thursday, January 19, 2006

Consistancy Hobgoblins

Echidne of the Snakes has a great post on the various contradictions or paradoxes in how Conservatoids portray liberals. You know the one about how Liberals are unemployed bums and wealthy elitist snobs at the same time?

A certain common type of conservatives will say anything to make Liberals look bad, even if it contradicts something he has said previously. The point isn't to make an argument; the point is to hurt the enemy. If calling them pointy-headed intellectuals one minute and dumb as a sack of hammers the next is effective, than that is what you do.

Sometimes I find myself thinking we liberals need to adopt the same approach. That if calling President Bush a power mad fascist one moment and a drolling idiot the next would work, than that is what we should do. Such tactics have obviously proven effective for Republicans; presumably they would work as well for us.

Or would they?

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