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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hating the Player Instead of the Game
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PJ O’Rourke appears to have come to the same conclusion that Hal outlined in his previous post:

Using the metaphor of Michael Vick for the Democratic party leadership implies they are people with a capacity for moral redemption who want to call good plays on the legislative gridiron. They aren’t. They don’t. The reason is simple. They hate our guts.

They don’t just hate our Republican, conservative, libertarian, strict constructionist, family values guts. They hate everybody’s guts. And they hate everybody who has any. Democrats hate men, women, blacks, whites, Hispanics, gays, straights, the rich, the poor, and the middle class.

I want to highlight something that Hal wrote that dovetails nicely with this:

But what these negative ads are revealing is not so much the extremism of the GOP but the utter contempt that the Democrats have for the American people. These are not the ads of a party that is scared; they are the ads of a party that is angry. They’re simply furious that the American people don’t realize how wonderful our Democratic overlords are.

Hal’s not throwing around hyperbole with that statement.  A brief run through the archives brings up these statements from muirgeo:

Bullshit… ignorance is a badge of honor for these Tea Party dip wads. Likewise the hate for press and scholars by the right is more of the same.

You guys are just like asking for corporations to rule you silly little hapless lives. You must love taking a giant corporate dick right up up your ass uh… what unreasoned dope you are. You are so owned by the d-bags its pathetic.

You guys are brainwashed idiots .  These republicans totally sold out our economy and our country and like a beaten housewives you defend your abusing husband.Dope asses!!!

The republicans know they have a base of gullible low information AssWipes to motivate with fear, hatred, bigotry and mis-information. They use these tools to get their vote then they cut off their heads and crap down their necks.

And let’s not forget this famous quote, which pretty much confirms what Hal and PJ are saying:

FUCK THE TEA PARTY CREATIONIST ANTI-SCIENCE, ANTI-LOGIC BIGOT DUNMB FUCKS. THE HAVE NOHING TO OFFER EXCEPT A RETURN TO THE FUCKING DARK AGES because they are upset with the renaissance and the enlightenment and the civil war… they miss the good old fucking days and wanna take back our country to a time when women could not vote and lynch mobs were acceptable.

That’s just from our little corner of the Internet; it’s not hard to find similar sentiments expressed all across the Team Blue-oriented blogs.

The focus on the O’Donnell/Coons race in Delaware is instructive.  O’Donnell, to be quite blunt, has been getting creamed in the polls ever since the primary ended.  She doesn’t have a hope in hell of winning, and never did even before her past and personal philosophies were splashed all over the media.  Normally, no one would really be paying attention to a Senate race that had such a foregone conclusion as this one.  But like Sarah Palin, O’Donnell has served a purpose for the Left as a convenient boogeyman/scapegoat/nexus of hatred that has allowed Democrats and progressives to avoid actually practicing any sort of self-introspection as to why they are about to get crushed on a nationwide scale.

I suspect a great deal of this anger is rooted in the frustration by the Left that the populist wave that they normally exploit to the utmost is running completely against them right now, and the feeling that an opportunity to consolidate permanent power in the regime is slipping away from them (a sentiment that is ludicrous, really, seeing as how the bureaucratic apparatus that nurtures their social engineering fetishes remains ever-permanently ensconced.) They were predicting another 40-year run of dominance, but completely misread as to exactly why they were put into office.  It’s gotten to the point that even James Carville has to admit that Bush-bashing is counterproductive, and will not help the Democrats.  The Left has been scrambling trying to find an effective “boogeyman” for their base to focus that populist anger on, and have failed miserably.  Blaming Fox News hasn’t worked.  Blaming John Boehner hasn’t worked.  Blaming Bush no longer works.  Blaming Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh hasn’t worked.  Blaming Christine O’Donnell hasn’t worked.  And so they’ve directed that anger onto the voters themselves and people who are questioning their policies, calling them racists, rubes, and battered spouses.  PJ, though, has an idea of who the batterer actually is:

This is not an election on November 2. This is a restraining order. Power has been trapped, abused and exploited by Democrats. Go to the ballot box and put an end to this abusive relationship. And let’s not hear any nonsense about letting the Democrats off if they promise to get counseling.

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