Friday, September 21, 2007

What Liberals Think

This is a common trope on the right - Liberals only care about how a program makes them feel, not about whether it is successful or effective. Liberals are emotional children looking for things that are "nice" or "mean." They support things that are nice, and oppose things that are mean. Rush Limbaugh's been saying this for years, and John Hawkins picks up the theme today. I was particularly taken by this passage.
But, with the netroots, the debates almost always revolve around the best strategy to get more liberals elected. The issues are not really up for debate, other than debate over how to get them enacted.
I take it Hawkins hasn't really visited a liberal discussion site (like Democratic Underground for example).

Hawkins then repeats every comforting fairy tale that the right has told over the years. Liberals don't love God, the Country or the Troops, but love government and the UN. Hawkin's insight, clearly gleaned from listening to Rush Limbaugh (he even uses similar phrases), will apparently allow you to whisper to Liberals. Well be a liberal whisperer, I guess.

This just points out the inherent hatefulness of conservatives. Conservatives are full of hatred, and in order to live with that hate they have to demonize all those who they disagree with. Here Hawkins paints all liberals as sub-human, on the level of a Dog or a Horse. It's just par for the course with the hate filled conservatives.

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