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.
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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.