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Daily Archives: February 20, 2010
Both groups took what should have been a nonpartisan issue that we all could agree upon and turned it into a partisan issue that we could never agree upon. Hollywood could not script dumber, more manufactured plots.
Plot I: Global Warming Alarmists lie and fudge and hide the data in order to try to create mass hysteria by claiming that mans’ activities are causing global warming in order to cause every day citizens to voluntarily give up their SUVs and incandescent light bulbs in order to save The Planet from impending doom! Every day citizens who are concerned about pollution at first gullibly accept the notion that the temporary warming trend is anthropogenic. Besides, who doesn’t oppose waste and pollution!!? Millions watched the Chronicles of al Goracal and rushed out to purchase their carbon offsets. Then Global Warming Alarmists over-play their hand, get caught hiding data and lying about “the science is settled,” and oh, did I mention that they wanted to bilk taxpayers for trillions along the way? And in the end they were soundly rejected by all right-thinking citizens.
Plot II: Health Care Insurance Alarmists lie and fudge and hide the data (and even the bill itself) in order to try to create mass hysteria by claiming that there is a health care crisis in order to cause every day citizens to voluntarily give up their own insurance and their privacy and personal rights, not to mention to trample on states’ rights, in order to allow the federal government to control healthcare. Every day citizens who are alarmed at the escalating cost of insurance resolve to voluntarily give up their own choice in the matter for the betterment of society. Besides, who doesn’t think health insurance is too expensive, and that health insurance should be portable and that health insurance companies should have more competition!!? Then ObamaCarebots over played their hand, got caught lying about how it will insure an extra 45 million people for less cost, and by claiming that they seek bipartisan support. And oh, did I mention that they wanted to bilk taxpayers for trillions along the way? And in the end they were soundly rejected by all right-thinking citizens.
If the dumb asses pushing these two issue were any dumber, you would think that they were made in Hollywood.
This post was inspired by this post at The Daley Gator. Keep it up boys.
How can our humble representatives manage to represent us at CPAC conventions and Rose Bowls and Miss Universe competitions if we don’t support them? Hit the tip jar!
No, whatever geniuses invited GOProud to CPAC didn’t have their legs broke, they just got hoodwinked by a bunch of fairies masquerading as fiscal conservatives. Come on, you don’t think I’m right? Here, think this through with me. Let’s say you are a hypothetical gay person who also happens to be fiscally conservative. I doubt that such mythical beast exists, but bear with me.
And suppose that being a fiscal conservative, you were deeply concerned about the fiscal well being of America, so much so that you wanted to go to CPAC’s convention. You were all rah rah! to get the fiscal conservatives fired up to take back our country and fight back the fiscal libs and progressives. You wanted to build a majority, to cover over differences between members on controversial social issues like abortion and the death penalty. You want to be a uniter, not a divider. So you humbly appear and leave whatever the heck it is you do in bed out of the convention, and don’t mention your sexuality, right?
Wrong! Instead, you go in like gangbusters with the one issue– “gay rights”–most certain to divide this fragile new coalition, Brilliant, genius. Way to go. Your pathetic deviant libido is more important than creating a fiscal conservative consensus. What you do in the privacy of your own home–legally–isn’t good enough to keep private. You have to jam it down the social conservatives throats, force them to accept your immorality, just so you can. Makes perfect sense to me. Not!
Nope. I ain’t buying it. I will never believe that GOProud cares a wit about conservative fiscal issues. I think it is a front, concocted by some dumb ass liberal out there, in order to try to get invited to CPAC’s convention just so they could then trumpet the fact that they were rejected. Then some even bigger dumb asses at CPAC decided to invite them. Joy of joys, they got in where they never thought that they would be invited, and in fact they got to boo a social con who was offended by their invitation. And they would have gotten away with this ruse if not for the courage of the fearless crew, er, I mean if not for John Doe writing this comment.
What do you think? Are GOProud really liberals in drag just trying to destroy the fragile conservative coalition?
I’ll probably here that song in my nightmare tonight…
For an excellent analysis of what the heck is “the Overton window, see “The Overton window, illustrated.” Also, read the comments to see what fringe lunatics there are on the left. Heck, order one of the T-Shirts advertised there: “2L4O” ”too liberal for Obama.” I like my nut cases to wear signs so I can see them sneaking up on me. And here is from the original think tank of which Mr. Overton was a member.
Let me start by pointing out that liberals consistently make up about twenty per cent of Americans. See most recent Gallup Poll on the issue. I know that is hard to believe, because liberals tend to dominate the blogosphere and the airwaves and the newspapers and academia well out of proportion to their percentage of society, but it is still true, thank God. And currently they dominate the leadership positions of the United States government, thank Satan and idiot Americans.
But for my purposes, understanding the Overton window and how it applies to average Americans (i.e., anybody who isn’t one of those freaky 20% liberals) is that we have to know what the liberals are up to in order to defeat them. They cannot get their agenda passed except in a few unfortunate (and close to bankrupt now, thanks to their agenda) states such as California and Michigan, and inner cities, because the sane majority of Americans know that they do not work. Oh, and in unions. But, as so often happens with the insane, they keep trying the same things over and over, expecting the next time that their policies really will work, after having not worked for decades.
The Overton window is basically the window that is currently “mainstream” on any given issue. And the liberals are always trying to pull that window to the left, to exert leftward pressure on the window, to pull American ”mainstream” to the left. And one way that they do that is by taking extreme positions that Americans reject in vast numbers, in order to make less insane but still liberal positions seem “mainstream” by comparison.
[Illustration of the Overton window designed by Corrente and they do not approve or endorse this comment or this blog.]
They are doing it currently with healthcare. Americans by a healthy majority reject PelosiCare. Americans also reject single payer healthcare by a wide margin. But liberals and progressives keep screaming and clamoring for it, trying to pull Americans to the left far enough to accept it as the mainstream position.
Americans also reject the public option in any healthcare bill. But recently some of the most extreme leftist Senators have written a letter calling on Majority Leader Harry Reid to run the public option through the reconciliation process. You thought that the specter of running any healthcare bill through the reconciliation process had a stake through its heart? Silly you. You thought the thumpings in Virginia and New Jersey, and the election of Scott Brown defeated ObamaCare? Then you don’t understand liberals. They. Never. Quit. Hate ‘em or despise ‘em or just want them to go away, you can’t help but admire their tenacity.
Now, some see the letter written to Harry Reid as questionable politics, since a majority of Americans reject a healthcare bill with the public option in it. Why would the most liberal Senators write such a letter and revive a key issue that was soundly defeated because it was to the left and outside “the window of political possibilities”? Hmmmm. The Overton window. Because they are trying to make the less extreme positions look reasonable by comparison.
Republicans see healthcare as a dead issue, they won, see e.g., election of Scott Brown and public opinion polls. Liberal and progressive Democrats see this as just the beginning of having to finally negotiate with Republicans. Before Brown’s election they didn’t even have to bother negotiating, but now they do. To them it is no different than any other type of negotiations. “I’ll pay you $10,ooo for that brand new Maserati…[After further negotiations] What? I came up twenty thousand from my original offer! Whaddya mean I’m not negotiating?” They are taking a positition that they know will be rejected so that later they can say how much they “compromised” with the Republicans and the Republicans still won’t sell them that brand new Maserati for $30,000.
I’m a sucker for Dick Cheney facts! I’ll just list a few. Go to his super blog to see the rest–he has many more.
Hippies actually bathe as often as you or I. Their smell is a result of the fear of Cheney.
Real men love Jesus, smart men fear Dick Cheney.
Cheney is in a secure bunker in an undisclosed location. Not for his protection, but for ours.
Three men were sitting by a campfire when they heard thrashing through the brush and a horrible growl. A 7′, 350lb muscle sculpted man rode up on the back of a grizzly bear. He reached into the boiling pot and stuffed the burning food into his mouth, grabbed the boiling coffee and chugged it then took a dump and wiped his ass with a cactus. He slapped the grizzly, mounted it and said to the men. “Hate to eat and run but Dick Cheney is after me and he’s only a few hours behind me.
James Dean thought it would be pretty funny to cut Dick Cheney off in traffic. Who’s laughin’ now, pretty-boy?
Dick Cheney eats your personal liberties for breakfest.
Cheney goes to Mexico TO drink the water. The Water? Cheney gives it the sh*ts.
“Other than wanting to have sex with little boys, those NAMBLA chaps are pretty decent blokes” Ed Morrissey wrote in his Hot Air blog. Allahpundit called it evidence that the fiscal mess has pushed social issues to the back burner and made the “big tent” a little bigger.
No, CPAC didn’t allow NAMBLA an invite to CPAC, but they invited another group that is equally noxious to morals in the eyes of social conservatives, GOProud. Their agenda? ”DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL REPEAL – Repeal of the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy,” and “DEFENDING OUR CONSTITUTION – Opposing any anti-gay federal marriage amendment.”
Nobody cares what queers do in their bedrooms. Really. But they have to keep rubbing it in our faces. Instead of just shutting the hell up about what they do in private, two per cent of the nation or less is queer, and yet the remaining 98% of us have to bow down and accept their immoral behavior as normal.
CPAC made a conscious decision to endorse the gay group, and to piss off the much much larger and more important social conservative group. Hey, if the group wanted to attend as just plain conservatives, fine. Check your aberrant behavior at the door. But no, they have to trumpet what they do in bed (or the stalls of public rest rooms) and advocate for the rest of us to support their agenda.
My question is WHY? Why include a group that small, the inclusion of which that is guaranteed to piss off a much larger group? If you are trying to build a coalition, and you can’t please two disparate groups, why choose the tiny fraction of the population at the expense of chasing away the much larger portion of populace? To me it makes no sense. Queers are not going to suddenly flock to the GOP or to become conservative. Social conservatives will however dessert the GOP in heart-beat if they become just as immoral as the Democrats on social issues.
To me this is similar to allowing otherwise “conservative” people to have a booth advocating the passage of ObamaCare or increasing taxation or bigger government. Hey, other than that Mrs. Kennedy, how was the trip to Dallas?