Skip to comments.If Tim Tebow Did Not Exist, the Left Would Have to Create Him
Posted on 01/11/2012 8:57:23 AM PST by Starman417
A few months prior to the 2008 election my friend The Destroyer of Colons asked me, "When Bush is gone, who are liberals going to hate?" He was only half joking. "Not to worry," I assured him with a smile, "liberals can always find someone to designate as an object of their hatred."
When I was in high school the priest who was teaching our Senior year psychology class had us write an essay based on the quote, "If God did not exist man would have to create him." This was many years ago, but I recall my conclusion being something to the effect of saying that given mankind's emotional and psychological needs if God did not exist we would have to create some divine being to believe in to give our lives greater meaning.
This was actually a blog post I was kicking around last year, looking back on 2008 when the focus of the left's anger was directed toward Sarah Palin. It was almost surreal watching the hateful delight they took in watching our press journalistically rape her family while these same "professionals" ignored trivial matters like the horrifically flawed economic policies or lack of experience and questionable past of one party's actual presidential candidate. Personally I'm not a big Palin fan - I see her as someone with very real flaws to go with some very real accomplishments, but the way she enunciates just grates on me (sorry, that's just me). Then again, at least I generally agree with the substance of what she's saying and if her speaking manner is fingernails on a blackboard to me hearing her talk is probably a tabasco sauce enema to leftists. For that matter, the fact that the very mention of her name can send most leftists into a seething, purple-faced rage will always earn her a place in my heart. Not to mention this past summer's bus tour when the same press who had so much fun dumpster diving through her and her family's lives were now crying that she was treating them like paparazzi - that was a thing of beauty.
Getting back on topic, it seems that no matter what the time is, the left has to have someone as their focus as their anger. Even in those early days of the Obama presidency when all was right in the world their focus went toward Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck - reliable standbys. And then came the Tea Party. If you missed it the first time, check out my two part posting illustrating the left's anger toward the Tea Party as told through the five stages of death and dying.
The left threw out every bit of hateful invective that they had in their arsenal. The Tea Party was labeled astroturfers, racists, seditionists, idiots, rubes, and terrorists. Their crowning slur came when none of these charges stuck and the left threw to the most disrespectful, malevolent smear they could find toward the Tea Party - they compared the Tea Party to leftists.
Another interesting case study in leftist anger is the comic strip Doonesbury. While I once enjoyed it as an actual comic, over the last decade it's morphed into a sounding board for the angry and bitter leftist, Garry Trudeau. From 2000 - 2008 his range of topics could be summed up as:
And of course, during the 2008 presidential campaign Sarah Palin joined this crowd. Mix in some patronizing, if not outright disdain for the military, and that pretty much sums up every comic not involving the personal lives of the characters, although these themes are generally woven in as well. One would expect that with a president as spectacularly inept as President Obama, Trudeau would have a field day. So naturally his strips have become focused on hated for Palin, Donald Trump, the Tea Party, and of course sympathy for the OWSers and their distaste for... prosperity?
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I wonder why that was no big deal then and it isn't being brought up by the media, now.
Well, I agree with this guy on the whole, but he needs a little re-education.
For one thing, the traditional saying is, “If God did not exist, man would have to invent him”—not create him.
For another, that’s a pretty superficial view of Sarah Palin. I agree with everything she says, but her voice grates on me, so I can’t entirely blame the left for hating her?
Tebow is a better QB than Elway at the same stage. A great passing arm does not make a great QB or a great leader.
my friend The Destroyer of Colons
WTF does that mean?
Actually I think Joe Montana in the early 80s was a great quarterback to watch. he would pull out those magnificent plays at the most criticalof moments.
Montana was probably the best ever.
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