Skip to comments.The Liberal Gloat
Posted on 11/17/2012 5:41:12 PM PST by reaganaut1
WINNING an election doesnt just offer the chance to govern the country. It offers a chance to feel morally and intellectually superior to the party youve just beaten. This is an inescapable aspect of democratic culture: no matter what reason tells us about the vagaries of politics, something in the American subconscious assumes that the voice of the people really is the voice of God, and that being part of a winning coalition must be a sign that youre His chosen one as well.
This means the losing coalition must be doomed to wander east of Eden, and liberals have been having a good time with this idea of late. Those poor, benighted Republicans! runs the subtext of their postelection commentary. They cant read polls! They cant reach Hispanics! They dont understand women! They dont have a team of Silicon Valley sorcerers running their turnout operations!
Back in 2011, the Obama White House earned some mild mockery for its win the future slogan. But now that the president has been re-elected, the liberal conventional wisdom is that the Democrats have done just that that Republicans are now Radio Shack to their Apple store, The Waltons to their Modern Family, a mediocre Norman Rockwell to their digital-age mosaic.
Maybe its too soon to pierce this cloud of postelection smugness. But in the spirit of friendly correction or, O.K., maybe curmudgeonly annoyance let me point out some slightly more unpleasant truths about the future that liberalism seems to be winning.
Liberals look at the Obama majority and see a coalition bound together by enlightened values reason rather than superstition, tolerance rather than bigotry, equality rather than hierarchy. But its just as easy to see a coalition created by social disintegration and unified by economic fear.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Anyway, this thread reminds me of something I've been thinking about lately and I've been pondering writing a letter to the editor of our local leftwing rag regarding my thoughts.
My thoughts are far from original but I want to ask our local leftwing rag readers to name one redeeming quality that zero has without bringing up the opposition or the horrible things the opposition wants to do the poor downtrodden 'folks'. Is there anything noteworthy he's done or any inspiring quality he exhibits to merit the office he 'occupies' besides the fact that he's been a useless quota-filler all of his life?
/random thought mode off thanks for indulging me
Sorry, should’ve pinged you on my last post because your post reminded of my own (however disorganized) thoughts. Great post!
I SOOOOOOO wanted to gloat to libtards on the huff post. They WILL pay.