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Oikophobia - Why the liberal elite finds Americans revolting.
WSJ Opinion Journal ^ | August 27, 2010 | JAMES TARANTO

Posted on 08/28/2010 11:32:55 AM PDT by Neil E. Wright

If you think it's offensive for a Muslim group to exploit the 9/11 atrocity, you're an anti-Muslim bigot and un-American to boot. It is a claim so bizarre, so twisted, so utterly at odds with common sense that it's hard to believe anyone would assert it except as some sort of dark joke. Yet for the past few weeks, it has been put forward, apparently in all seriousness, by those who fancy themselves America's best and brightest, from the mayor of New York all the way down to Peter Beinart.

What accounts for this madness? Charles Krauthammer notes a pattern:

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 government's 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.
Now we know why the country has become "ungovernable," last year's excuse for the Democrats' failure of governance: Who can possibly govern a nation of racist, nativist, homophobic Islamophobes?

Krauthammer portrays this as a cynical game: "Note what connects these issues. In every one, liberals have lost the argument in the court of public opinion. . . . What's a liberal to do? Pull out the bigotry charge, the trump that preempts debate and gives no credit to the seriousness and substance of the contrary argument."

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To: wayne_shrugged
people were too cowed to disagree in fear of being called homophobic, xenophobic/nativist, Islamophobic (the “new” racist), sexist, etc

I'm not afraid of the above if I speak out, I'm afraid of Acorn thugs who are above the law bashing my (or my wife's) head in with a nightstick.

21 posted on 08/28/2010 2:39:06 PM PDT by jonathonandjennifer
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To: texmexis best
We are watching the beginning of the great extinction of this noxious species now.

I like your thoughts on this and agree with you, but I'm afraid it may take a long time and a lot of pain for the rest of us for this extinction to be accomplished.

22 posted on 08/28/2010 2:44:05 PM PDT by jonathonandjennifer
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To: IronJack
I don't know that I'd characterize the administration's attitude as one of "hate" for the American people. It is more one of indifference.

Call it what it is: contempt.

23 posted on 08/28/2010 3:10:25 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignoran>ce on Parade)
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To: jonathonandjennifer

It will be a while, but the answer is certain.

One of the questions that has bothered me for years is why do they consider themselves elite when the rest of us look upon them as drooling idiots?

They have little ability to discern the correct answer to any question. They seem to me to be more...urban hillbillies who took a lucky shot and uncovered a gusher and then retired their brains.

24 posted on 08/28/2010 8:34:33 PM PDT by texmexis best (My)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Some of their lackeys DO hate us. That's one of the things that make them such useful idiots. THEY can carry the vitriol that would alienate people of it came from the public face of the administration. Big Brother can always enforce a Two-Minute Hate.

But I suspect the sentiment in the gilded halls of the King is one of supreme indifference. The juggernaut doesn't concern itself too much if it rolls over a few ants.

25 posted on 08/29/2010 8:25:43 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: wayne_shrugged

wayne_shrugged, you are absolutely right! And I also agree it’s fun watching them have their meltdown!!!

26 posted on 08/29/2010 10:46:46 AM PDT by Radagast the Fool ("Mexico-Beirut with tacos!"--Dr. Zoidberg)
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