American Elephants

Why Are Liberals So Angry? by The Elephant's Child

From the Archives: August 8, 2010.

Liberals control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives.  Their efforts are extolled and celebrated by the national media.  Hollywood churns out movies and TV shows that portray the liberal view of the world.  Congress can pass whatever bills they want, confident that the president will sign them.  They have the power to do whatever they want, and since they are there —our elected representatives — one can assume that they have the approval and good wishes of the people of the United States.

So why are Liberals so angry?  If the recent revelations from JournoList, the e-mail list of about 100 liberal/left journalists mean anything, the most notable fact is the depth of their hatred for conservatives.  And not just conservatives in general, they hate conservative individuals.

There is plenty of evidence of this.  Those of us on the right have seen it — frothing at the mouth, red-in-the-face, not just disagreement, but hatred.  Back in the 1980s when Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union “an evil empire,” liberals were enraged.

A  JournoList participant, a public-radio reporter, expressed her personal wish to see Rush Limbaugh die a slow painful death — and nobody objected.  A Daily Kos editor dreams of liquidating opponents like “Steven Milloy and his buddies” with a Soylent Green assisted suicide, because they commit the crime of opposing global warming alarmism.  Howard Dean, never shy about expressing his hatred for Republicans, said “In contradistinction to the Republicans, Democrats don’t believe kids ought to go to bed hungry at night.”  Representative Alan Grayson (D-FL) said “I want to say a few words about what it means to be a Democrat.  It’s very simple: We have a conscience.” Oh please!

When you comb through the evidence, it becomes apparent that Conservatives are hated specifically because — they disagree. Liberals life-long dream of government controlled health care has been realized.  And the Republicans had the colossal nerve to oppose it.  It was, liberals are sure, the right thing to do, to make health care more affordable and everybody healthier, and the Republicans started in with their studies and evidence and history and convinced the poor ordinary folk out there to oppose it too.

Progressivism is a bit of a religious experience — everything is politics and politics is everything.  And when they got to be in charge, to control the levers and the power of government, liberals would show everyone just what “hope and change”really meant. Equality, social justice.  Things would be fixed.  The rich would be brought down, business would be forced to stop preying on poor people just to make a profit.  Profit would no longer be allowed. Life would be fair.

Of course they have tripled the deficit that Obama claims daily was left to him by George W. Bush.  They have really, really tried to fix the economy. They have paid people to buy cars, purchase homes, pay off their mortgages, weatherize their homes and put solar panels on their roofs. And it didn’t work. And the liberals are furious because the conservatives — disagreed.

Life is not fair. It just isn’t.  And you cannot make it fair.  Bad things happen to good people, and good things happen to bad people. Human nature is imperfect, unchangeable, and unfixable.  We make mistakes, and that is how we learn.  Sometimes we make horrible mistakes, and we try to fix them.  But if we do not learn from our mistakes, then we cannot grow. The greatest impetus for growth has always been liberty. Milton Friedman once put it rather well:

A society that puts equality— in the sense of equality of outcome — ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom.  The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom, and the force, introduced for good purposes, will end up in the hands of people who use it to promote their own interests.

I’m repeating this because they are still angry, and it still applies.

So Will Democrats Finally Take the Kerry/Edwards Stickers Off Their Cars? by American Elephant

…just because Edwards has been caught cheating on his dying wife while running for president? Doubtful. This actually bodes well for his status within the Democrat party. So, I guess Edwards isn’t gay after all.

Apparently, in liberal land, lying about an affair is actually being honest:

“But being 99% honest is no longer enough.”

Oh, man, he’s actually playing the victim:

If you want to beat me up – feel free. You cannot beat me up more than I have already beaten up myself. I have been stripped bare and will now work with everything I have to help my family and others who need my help.

and he is apparently still hoping to speak at the convention.

Elizabeth Edwards, meanwhile, has released a statement to, of all places, the loathsome Daily Kos. Where most of the commenters are very supportive of her and her husband. Some even calling for him to run in 2012! A few are angry that both she and John lied to them and risked their political chances. Bothered about his deplorable lack of character? Cheating on his wife? Not so much.

Just when I should be feeling sorry for her, Elizabeth Edwards reminds me, by turning to the most hateful site on the internet, of all the truly hateful vile things she has said and done regarding Republicans. Remember when she suggested the Cheney’s were ashamed of their daughter Mary because she is gay after her husband and John Kerry tried to make a political issue out of Mary? The same daughter they campaign with, and appear proudly on stage with?

Ugh. What a mess those people are. God help them.

(By the way, I searched the Obama site, and it appears the above graphic and all official references to Edwards endorsement have disappeared down the “O” hole. Another one under the bus. Imagine that!)

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