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Air America Shows the Left's Intellectual Depth
On Monday evening, Air America Radio began airing The Randi Rhodes Show. In the opening minutes of the show, there was a skit with an announcer voicing over a phony commercial: "A spoiled child is telling us our Social Security isnít safe anymore, so he is going to fix it for us. Well, hereís your answer, you ungrateful whelp: [audio sound of 4 gunshots being fired.] Just try it, you little bastard. [audio of gun being cocked]." This skit was aimed directly at President Bush. After the skit aired, Ms. Rhodes said, laughing, "What is with all the killing?"
Drudge is presently reporting that the United States Secret Service is investigating this audio presentation. It is apparently a crime to joke about murdering the President of the United States of America. I personally think that this skit is a disgusting example of liberal hatred of our President. It is also a disgusting example of liberal hatred for his ideas. But, more than that, this skit is a typical exposition of the foolish prattling that leftists try to substitute for actual debate on the issues.
"Instead of trying to explain why they say that Social Security needs no repair, they call our President an íungrateful whelpí and (perhaps jokingly) threaten his life."
Instead of trying to explain why they say that Social Security needs no repair, they call our President an "ungrateful whelp" and (perhaps jokingly) threaten his life. Instead of trying to explain why they say that private accounts will cause people to get less total money, notwithstanding all of the evidence to the contrary, they call our President a "spoiled child" and (perhaps jokingly) advocate his assassination. However, this is nothing new. The left seems to know no response to conservative positions other than argumentum ad hominem. Ann Coulter authors How to Talk to a Liberal (If you Must), a hilarious compilation of her columns (including some that the syndicates would not run), showing leftist hypocrisy in clear detail. Saturday Night Live calls her a piece of skin stretched over a skeleton. There used to be a web site called "Anexoric Annie." Someone pasted her face into a Goebbels Hitler Youth girlsí ad. Wow, what well-researched and intellectually-deep responses! The irony of this all is the fact that the leftists hold themselves out as intellectually superior to us, the simpleton, red-state, God-fearing right-wingers.
The Air America skit is a sad commentary on the state of political debate in the United States. It is as if Hamilton, Franklin and Adams were attempting to debate Larry, Curly and Moe. Actually, I take that back; the Three Stooges do not deserve to have their intellects defamed by being associated with modern leftists.
Lest you think that this murdermercial is an isolated incident, I refer you to the Air America leading personality, Al Franken. Mr. Franken is the author of a book named Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot. The title of that book is by far the most intellectually-sound portion of the entire work. A writer on our Presidentís rejection of the Kyoto Treaty: "Itís typical Bush xenophobia. Maybe he thinks if he rejects these agreements he wonít have to read them and then ask Uncle Dick to explain what they mean."
To quote blog-poster Scott Reents from the web (see it here): "I think such demonization of those we disagree with arises out of frustration and a sense of powerlessness. And I think weíve all been guilty of it at one time or another. Unfortunately, not only are such tactics ineffective at addressing our frustration and powerlessness -- they contribute to them." I completely agree with the poster. The left has been flummoxed and frustrated by their complete defeat at the hands of the conservative movement. Their frustration at not being able to field a sensible retort to anything we say has resulted in merciless, hateful personal attacks.
"We liberals like to think of ourselves as progressive thinkers, as problem solvers, as people of good taste and refinement, whereas conservatives are stupid, money-grubbing scum. Liberals can see the gray areas of an issue, while conservatives see only black and white and are too stupid to see the gray. Liberals view issues globally, while conservatives are just concerned with themselves and their interests and are too stupid to see how that viewpoint damages the world. Liberals are nice and conservatives are mean." -- Jon Eekhoff, 4/29/2004, Orbusmax.
In the same article, Eekhoff concludes, "The liberal media portrays Bush as a lucky buffoon. He lucked into Yale. He lucked into a job with the Texas Rangers. He lucked into the Governorís house in Texas and he lucked into the Oval Office. Maybe it is time to give credit to George W. Bush for being a shrewd politician and an intelligent man. Maybe it is time for liberals to step back from our attacks on conservatives and their intelligence and see just where those attacks have gotten us. Maybe it is time to admit that we arenít as smart as we think we are."
From www.thefreeliberal.com: "It obviously endangers the freedom and the objectivity of our discussion if we attack a person instead of attacking an opinion or, more precisely, a theory." -- Karl Popper. Well, this begs the question. When will liberals actually practice what they preach?