MELTDOWN

Friday, August 27th, 2010 | Uncategorized

American liberals, reports Charles Krauthammer, are frothing at the mouth over the fact that the Great Unwashed refuse to be instructed by their betters.

Liberalism under siege is an ugly sight indeed. Just yesterday it was all hope and change and returning power to the people. But the people have proved so disappointing. Their recalcitrance has, in only 19 months, turned the predicted 40-year liberal ascendancy (James Carville) into a full retreat. Ah, the people, the little people, the small-town people, the “bitter” people, as Barack Obama in an unguarded moment once memorably called them, clinging “to guns or religion or” — this part is less remembered — “antipathy toward people who aren’t like them.”

That’s a polite way of saying: clinging to bigotry. And promiscuous charges of bigotry are precisely how our current rulers and their vast media auxiliary react to an obstreperous citizenry that insists on incorrect thinking.

It is a measure of the corruption of liberal thought and the collapse of its self-confidence that, finding itself so widely repudiated, it resorts reflexively to the cheapest race-baiting (in a colorful variety of forms). Indeed, how can one reason with a nation of pitchfork-wielding mobs brimming with “antipathy toward people who aren’t like them” — blacks, Hispanics, gays and Muslims — a nation that is, as Michelle Obama once put it succinctly, “just downright mean”?

The Democrats are going to get beaten badly in November. Not just because the economy is ailing. And not just because Obama over-read his mandate in governing too far left. But because a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites whose undisguised contempt for the great unwashed prevents them from conceding a modicum of serious thought to those who dare oppose them.

12 Comments to MELTDOWN

Lyn
August 27, 2010

Krauthammer has a great track record of hitting the target precisely.

Give enough rope to most arrogant, self-servng types and they usually hang themselves very nicely, indeed, on their very own little petards.

They are a wily bunch, however. Check out how they are framing themselves in their campaign ads.

Perpetua
August 27, 2010

“Bigot” has lost its sting. So many have been called bigot over so many issues, we all get it is just a way of refusing to debate the issues.

midwestnorwegian
August 27, 2010

Wow – Krauthammer one of my heroes. And could anyone be more succinct? I just remain cautiously optimistic that the Dems do in fact get trounced.

They still have the MSM. They still have the unions. They still have the Black Panthers. They still have dead people voting in droves. They still have whisky-runner relatives buying votes in places like Chicago. They still have a vast group of members who pay no income tax yet reap the benefits of others paying theirs. They still have carloads of pre-filled out ballots in strategic positions all over the country to steal the election away from a conservative winner (like what was done to get that jackass Franken elected).

Smurf Breath
August 27, 2010

Their capacity for rational thought has atrophied to the point of non-existence, since their narcissism makes it impossible to contemplate the fact that they might be wrong, or at least simplistic.

All they are capable of now is vicious mud slinging. But don’t forget: they are still in control most media outlets and most of the entertainment biz.

http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2010/06/ill-take-a-cashiers-check-mr-breitbart.html

Paula Loughlin
August 27, 2010

What can I say? I’ve always been a bit uppity.

unreconstructed rebel
August 27, 2010

Lyn,

Hanging oneself on a petard?

Ed the Roman
August 27, 2010

It’s “hoist”, and it’s an antique meaning of hoist: dismember. Petard is an old word for a bomb.

Ed the Roman
August 27, 2010

“Hoist with your own petard” means “blown up by your own bomb.”

Don Janousek
August 27, 2010

Well then, I’m very much hoping that the electoral petard that goes “BOOM!” among the Demoncrats in November is a big one, whether of the “hanging” or “hoisting” variety.

Allen Lewis
August 27, 2010

Dr. K nails another one from beyond the 3-point circle. Nothing but net!

AnglicanXn
August 28, 2010

I hope that the Dems get trounced this November – but there is power in incumbancy. Many people may dislike Democratic Party policies, but like their own particular member of Congress because of that member’s “constituent services.”

I also wonder whether the size and complexity of our society, coupled with the power of entrenched interests, mean that our situation is incapable of making the changes needed to restore a sane economic situation and a common set of social values.

I also have a suspicion that many people think that perfection is possible and so will not be satisfied with whoever governs, resulting in a see-saw effect of first one party and then the other “taking control,” with neither one being able to set us on a common course and helping us to recognize that there will always be problems even in the best we can do.

Marie Blocher
August 28, 2010

Ed the Roman
August 27, 2010

“Hoist with your own petard” means “blown up by your own bomb.”

And here I thought it meant lifted by one’s own fart.

Marie Blocher

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