I’m exhausted. After just a few months in the political blogosphere, I have only one question. Isn’t there one, rational, sane person on the left? Just one?
I’ve been spending some time on a few left wing blogs, and I’m amazed at the futile attempts of the left to defend this president. They don’t actually defend anything he does. They just go after the Republicans. There are typically only about 3 of us sane people, er, I mean, Republicans on these sites at any given time, and it’s quite a challenge to keep up with the hateful rhetoric. If I don’t cite a source for my comments, I’m accused of making up my own facts. If I do cite a source, they either try to disclaim it or they ignore it, then resort to personal attacks. They get extremely angry, call people stupid, brainwashed, idiots, or the old standby…racist, but they never make a substantive argument. I love a good political debate, but I’m completely at a loss talking to
some of these people. I can’t even have a logical conversation with
them. I’m truly befuddled by their overall philosophy and blind allegiance to Obama and his liberal cronies.
Over the course of the Weinergate scandal, I noticed many, if not most, on the left excusing Weiner’s behavior by saying “at least he’s not a hypocrite”. Many didn’t approve of his lying, but they seemed to have no problem with his sordid behavior, because he never put himself up on a pedestal as being “moral”, so who cares? Republicans run on morals, so when one stumbles, they’re labeled a hypocrite. When Democrats do something morally wrong, it’s excused because they didn’t run on a moral platform. So are they running on an amoral platform? Pajamas Media has a good piece on this very subject. (http://pajamasmedia.com/zombie/2011/06/06/why-the-hypocrisy-defense-is-political-suicide-for-liberalism/)
Well, that got me thinking, just where does the left get their ideals? On what do they base their beliefs? Conservatives, as a whole, typically base their politics on their religious and moral beliefs. Many, if not most, have some type of religious background or at least, a basic faith-based belief. Christian conservatives believe in the Bible, specifically, and that influences our lives, both personally and politically. Our stances on abortion, gay marriage, fiscal responsibility / stewardship…these are Biblical principles.
So, what about the left? If they believe the opposite of conservatives, where do their beliefs come from? Is a just a “do what feels good” mentality? They claim to want to help the little guy, but should they have to lie and cheat to do so? Should they have to resort to scare tactics, such as saying Republicans hate women (DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz) or want to kill women (Rep. Louise Slaughter), or want to take healthcare away from seniors and kids with autism (President Obama)? Doesn’t make sense, does it?
Another example is the behavior at rallies and protests. At tea party rallies, everyone is civil. They pick up their trash and take good care of the area around them. At liberal protests and rallies, such as the ones held in DC and WI, the groups were racist and hateful, pushing and shoving others, and they left the place a complete disaster. At a Sarah Palin rally in WI, protestors were screaming profanities and ringing cow bells, while a 14 year old girl was trying to give a speech. It’s deplorable.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that all Republicans are religious and moral, and that all Democrats are not…far from it. I’m just talking about the mindset, in general, especially more from the Conservative vs Liberal standpoint, than the Republican vs Democrat (which these days could be characterized more as the “mushy middle”).
As we get closer to the 2012 elections, the rhetoric will surely ramp up, and the campaigns will get nasty, especially if liberals are worried about losing this election. Obama seems to be very vulnerable right now, with a weak economy, rising debt, and high unemployment. The left will resort to anything and everything, in order to win. We have to be willing to fight back, but not by using their tactics. The ugly truth of the last 2 years will be more than enough to give us the victory, if we stick to our conservative principles, and lead by example.
Just a little food for thought…