[This is a take on Citizen Tom’s article, “Advice for those who love to argue about politics and religion.” Assuming for the sake of this post that Ben also was a modern conservative.]
A.P. This just in, Benj. Franklin is into whoring, excessive drinking, and cross-dressing. And stupid little sayings that nobody cares about.
Newsweek: …”Is there no end to what this rube will say next? He actually advocated flying a kite in a thunder storm. He is barely literate, under-educated, and homely. He did not attend an Ivy League school. In short, he is Sarah Palin without the boobs and hot ass.”
dailykos: “If Ben won’t kill himself, perhaps we should hire somebody to do it for us. He’s a pervert, a sell-out to big business, and a knuckle-dragging Neanderthal. As are all conservatives.”
HuffingtonPost: [stealing an article word for word from the New York Times] …”Benjamin Franklin? He can’t even get along with his own son. They’ve been estranged for years. Confidential sources indicate that Mr. Franklin has been carrying out illicit affairs with various women. We can’t tell you who are where or back it up as facts, but we sure can spread lies, half-truths and innuendos. Anything to advance the liberal agenda. The curious thing is how dumb old Ben just sits back and takes it. If we did not hate all conservatives so much, we would pity the fool, and not lie about him so much”….
Blowell at Blew Virginia: “I think he’s cute. I want him!”
p.s. nothing against Tom’s article. I think it has good advice. But much of today’s discourse is not civil. And since Ben was no fool, I’m assuming that he would not advocate letting anti-American scum daily commit personal attacks against him while sitting back and ignoring them. Likewise, I don’t think he would bring a knife to a gun fight. It is a sad fact that modern liberals do not fight fair. Acting like a gentlemen always, in all circumstances, may be fine for some out of the lime light. But somebody has to fight back. Might as well be me. Hell, I enjoy destroying pathetic liberal attempts at argument.