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A Deeper Meaning To Peter Daou’s Post

Posted on | September 28, 2010 | 7 Comments

by Smitty

Stacy covered this in the morning, but there are some deeper points to extract from Daou’s post. Look past the tee-hee-hee of Lefty noggin lopping (which is looking less like a head fake with each passing day) to Alinsky’s Vorpal Suppository, emphasis mine:

Virtually all the liberal bloggers who have taken a critical stance toward the administration have one thing in common: they place principle above party. Their complaints are exactly the same complaints they lodged against the Bush administration. Contrary to the straw man posed by Obama supporters, they aren’t complaining about pie in the sky wishes but about tangible acts and omissions, from Gitmo to Afghanistan to the environment to gay rights to secrecy and executive power.

When is it a bad thing to place principle over party? We’ve seen this BHO more or less become the Democrat party. They’ve made politics personal, and created a demigod out of a bobblehead.
The four years of non-stop anti-personnel weaponry unleashed against W managed to state that he was both an evil, diabolical deceiver who could take Congress and country to war for fun, yet also a buffoon incapable of tying his shoes.
BHO was supposed to have been a philo- sopher – king who cruises in on the unicorn and dashingly dispels despair.
Yet in stark contrast, he stands revealed as somebody who fights back. . .with his hands firmly entrenched in his pockets. “Don’t make me campaign on you with the Teleprompter of Death, punk.”

The need to personalize politics makes for straightforward campaign tactics, but comes around to bite hard during the governing phase.
  • Placing excessive trust in any leader undermines individual initiative and liberty.
  • Inevitable missteps are amplified.
  • Buyer’s remorse triggers the backlash we’re seeing in the sinister-sphere.

It’s as though Progressivism, in vacuuming up the authoritarian influences of the Communists, has reverted to some primitive Imperial state, where everything rests on Caesar Obama’s shoulders.
What can conservatives, the GOP, and Tea Partiers take away from this?

Only place principle above party on days ending in the letter ‘y’.

If you want to support Sarah Palin because you find her conservative principles appealing, fine. If your motives are as two-dimensional as “It’s time we had a President of Y race or Z chromosomal makeup” then you’re a fool as benighted as these useful idiot Progressives whose non-grasp of Economics has made them the prey of Communists and their plutocrat overlords.
This country has a few principles: life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. All else needs to derive therefrom or be thrown onto the compost heap. And I write that with much of the last century’s developments in mind.
So enjoy a brief “Heh” at the laughable fruit of Daou’s and the Left’s cranial rectalitis. And then avoid repeating.

Update: via Bluegrass Pundit,
BHO’s Rolling Stone interview was quoted on CNN as saying:

Fox News pushes “a point of view that I disagree with. It’s a point of view that I think is ultimately destructive for the long-term growth of a country that has a vibrant middle class and is competitive in the world,” Obama said.

Really, Mr. President? It would seem that results would be the obvious counter to disagreeable viewpoints.

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Comments

  • malclave

    Hmm, I really didn’t start supporting Palin until I saw just how much the Left hated her, figuring that anyone they batter that much has to be doing something right.

    Does that count as principled or as two-dimensional?

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    @malclave
    While the principle of ‘sploding Lefty heads whenever possible is indeed a satisfying one, that was not the intent of my usage here.

  • jefferson101

    How can anyone talk about St. Barry the Anointed like that?

    Raaaaacists!

    And before some folks assume I’m serious, I’ll add the /sarcasm icon here, thank you very much.

  • TR Sterling

    Smitty,
    Glad you went back to dig further into this liberal kalidescope of reason.
    A look at the summary seems to be all points of liberal defeat conservative wins:
    “…the new (un)reality:
    * George W. Bush is steadily and surely being rehabilitated and now the question is how much gratitude we owe him.
    * Sarah Palin can move the public discourse with a single tweet, promoting a worldview consisting of unreflective, nationalistic soundbites.
    * Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Fox are dominating the national conversation, feeding a steady stream of propaganda packaged as moral platitudes to tens of millions of true believers.
    * In the face of overwhelming evidence, climate deniers are choking the life out of the environmental movement and willfully condemning humanity to a calamitous future.
    * From ACORN to Van Jones, liberal scalps are being taken with impunity.
    * Feminism is being redefined and repossessed by anti-feminists.

    As the Great Barry White said, “keep on doing it babe”

  • Joe

    The left is not responding to Obama’s flurry of attacks on Pakistan (they would have if Bush did it). But note the right is not attacking the President on this either. They assume it is real.

  • DAve

    I’m just pleased to see him with his hands in his OWN pockets for a change

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