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"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Saturday, October 06, 2007

Warning: Reality Crossing

Although I never really come right out and say it, it's probably pretty obvious. I'm incredibly frustrated at how few conservatives I know have anything bad to say about their own political party. Even now, after the complete failure that's resulted from six years of their policies. So I'm always thrilled to see statements from people who'll just own up to reality. As one of the commenters on the post refers to it, I guess you could call it "conversion porn." Still, it made my day. A must-read.

The author starts by taking down the loathsome David Brooks for his recent argument that if a Republican appears to have screwed up, then it can't actually be a Republican (you know, not a "real conservative"). That probably wouldn't pass muster in a high school debate, but there it is in the New York Times. Not to mention that we didn't hear a peep from Brooks' ilk until everything went bad.

Next is an excerpt from an article that demonstrates the real danger the current GOP poses to the nation:

Yesterday, in response to a question from a reporter suspicious of why he wasn’t wearing an American flag pin on his lapel, Barack Obama explained his belief that for some, the pins became a substitute for “true patriotism.” The senator said he would instead “try to tell the American people what I believe will make this country great, and hopefully that will be a testimony to my patriotism.”

I didn’t expect leading conservative voices to understand, but I was a little surprised at th ferocity of the response. Jonah Goldberg described Obama’s perspective as “staggeringly stupid,” and “the single dumbest thing I’ve ever heard of him doing.”

I'll skip commenting on the obvious stupidity of that response. And from the post itself:

For starters, people got tired of being associated with these drooling retards. Then, when they realized that these drooling retards had ideological allies running the show in the Bush administration and then began to experience their idiotic policies, they moved from disgusted to outright hostile.

Like me. It had nothing to do with Burke, and everything to do with what the party had become. A bunch of bedwetting, loudmouth, corrupt, hypocritical, and incompetent boobs with a mean streak a mile long and no sense of fair play or proportion.

Seriously- what does the current Republican party stand for? Permanent war, fear, the nanny state, big spending, torture, execution on demand, complete paranoia regarding the media, control over your body, denial of evolution and outright rejection of science[.]

Like I said, a must-read.