Skip to comments.Krauthammer: THE LAST REFUGE OF A LIBERAL
Posted on 08/27/2010 5:00:25 PM PDT by HonestConservative
The Last Refuge of the Liberal
Labeling all opponents bigots allows the Left to forgo real debates.
Liberalism under siege is an ugly sight indeed. Just yesterday it was all hope and change and returning power to the people. But the people have proved so disappointing. Their recalcitrance has, in only 19 months, turned the predicted 40-year liberal ascendancy (James Carville) into a full retreat. Ah, the people, the little people, the small-town people, the bitter people, as Barack Obama in an unguarded moment once memorably called them, clinging to guns or religion or this part is less remembered antipathy toward people who arent like them.
Thats a polite way of saying: clinging to bigotry. And promiscuous charges of bigotry are precisely how our current rulers and their vast media auxiliary react to an obstreperous citizenry that insists on incorrect thinking.
● Resistance to the vast expansion of government power, intrusiveness, and debt, as represented by the tea-party movement? Why, racist resentment toward a black president.
● Disgust and alarm with the federal governments unwillingness to curb illegal immigration, as crystallized in the Arizona law? Nativism.
● Opposition to the most radical redefinition of marriage in human history, as expressed in Proposition 8 in California? Homophobia.
● Opposition to a 15-story Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero? Islamophobia.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
Krauthammer says it all, and says it right, AGAIN!
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I’m getting tired of liberals attempting to read my mind. If you disagree with ANYTHING the President does, you are a racist bigot . This confirms that since liberals disagree with Charles Krauthammer, they obviously hate quadriplegics.
Sums it up nicely.
Never knew that. Thanks.
Oh man. The Krauthammer goes postally psychiatric on 0bama & co. Wish he’d done it earlier, but it is still a joy to behold.
“Who can possibly govern a nation of racist, nativist, homophobic Islamophobes? “
‘Sounds like a case for martial law and election suspensions?
Let ‘em try.
Lets face it Democrats hate all normal people.
“...a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites whose undisguised contempt for the great unwashed prevents them from conceding a modicum of serious thought to those who dare oppose them.”
Sounds like something Adams or Jefferson would have said, eh?
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The bigot line is one that can just as easily be used against liberals. You just need to be observant. When the NYT for example directs abuse at Texans, the first thing out of my mouth is “The NYT is a bunch of bigots.”
Thank you for posting this excellent article. The good Dr. carves the opposition up nicely.
Thank you, Mr Krauthamer, for another excellent article and for my new tag line.
“a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites”
It dovetails nicely with my previous tagline, “There are consequences for being wrong” - Burt Rutan
“Im getting tired of liberals attempting to read my mind. If you disagree with ANYTHING the President does, you are a racist bigot . This confirms that since liberals disagree with Charles Krauthammer, they obviously hate quadriplegics”
He’s a paraplegic. But if they hate para’s, they probably hate quads twice as much
Great article, thanks for posting! Krauthammer is one of the best writers out there.
Worth repeating in its entirety!
I, too, have a new tag line thanks to this article.
You are most welcome.
And thanks to Dr. K.
Yay! Hooray for a glorious comeuppance! :-)
Hey, good Idea!
Good article bump.
It is indeed.
Dr. K. rocks.
On the other hand, TEA Partiers are more apt to have have read and understood the writings of America's Founders, whose ideas of liberty and how to secure it were based on enduring principles, on an understanding of human nature, and on the nature of tyranny and how to prevent it.
Mao, Marx, and Lenin are the Chicago crowd's "go to" philosophers. How pathetic that they now have the reins of government in this most blessed land of Washington, Adams, Madison, Jefferson, and all the other truly intellectual giants of American history.
“You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.”
- also unverified, but just as cool
The leftist scum are literaly in the crosshairs, and all they have for defense is the Fat Welfare Momma Division and Joshua Chamberlain, and he left the northeast 100 years ago.
The liberals (aka Party of TreasonTM) are becoming more unhinged every day. I predict the wailing and rending of garments will soon commence.
Stop the elections or try to impose military rule—first you must have the support of the military. If they try, the joint chiefs will send the tanks to the capital and the White House and form a junta to rule before real elections are held. I don’t see that as an option.
“...how pathetic that they now have the reins of government...”
More than that. An omen of things to come if that hardcore part of the population continues to vote for
totaltarian punks who turn out to be power-grabbing totalitarian punks.
The Chicago crowd, as were above named "philosophers", are deeply interested in the nature of tyranny and how to IMPOSE it
We are winning.
They know just enough about the Constitution as to use and abuse it.
The walling part has already started. Just read the NY Slimes for evidence, or THE NATION.
Just yesterday it was all hope and change and returning power to the people. But the people have proved so disappointing.Reminds me of a political cartoon back in the 80s showing Marx and Lenin at the edge of a crowd of Polish Solidarity workers holding up signs saying "Workers of the World Unite" and Lenin saying to Marx, "don't you hate when they say that".
our current rulers and their vast media auxiliaryThat is great phraseology. That, Charles, is Rush-Worthy!
a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites whose undisguised contempt for the great unwashed prevents them from conceding a modicum of serious thought to those who dare oppose themAnd that is Thomas-Jefferson-worthy.
The entire piece is one for the ages.
Yes it is. Besides being extremely thoughtful, it is extremely well written. It’s really very short and yet says oh-so-much about the last 40 years of American history culminating in the battle facing us today.
You ARE the man!
It was such a good OpEd!