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Democrats: You Can Never Hate Them Nearly as Much as They Hate You

Posted on | January 22, 2013 | 77 Comments

Last night, I saw a post at an anti-Palin blog that had more than 200 vitriolic comments about the woman they called “the Creature from Lake Lucille.” More than four years after Sarah Palin was the Republican vice-presidential candidate, she still inspires frothing rage from the Left.

What prompted that particular outburst of hatred? Palin put up a Facebook post commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Think about that for just a minute. And then think about something Erick Erickson wrote on Inauguration Day:

Congratulations Mr. President on your second inaugural.
Saying that makes some of you really enraged. I said the same on twitter shortly after his official swearing in. Several of the replies were embarrassing and atrocious. Some accused the man elected by a majority of Americans of treason. Some accused him of willfully destroying the nation.
I believe the President’s policies are destructive and will harm our economy, our nation, and our sense of national self long term. I believe his policies have the effect of turning us into subjects of the government, not citizens in charge of it. Because of his expansion of the social safety net funded through class warfare, Mr. Obama’s policies will cause too many Americans’ fortunes to rise and fall with those of the government, unable to chart a course for themselves apart from government.
But I do not think the President means to do this maliciously. I do not think he is treasonous. I do not hate him. I am not outraged by it.

As soon as I saw that, my attention focused on one sentence: “Some accused him of willfully destroying the nation.”

Yes, of course: David Limbaugh, author of The Great Destroyer: Barack Obama’s War on the Republic, a book I heartily recommend.

Erick Erickson didn’t title his post “David Limbaugh Is Wrong,” or “Don’t Listen to That Idiot David Limbaugh.” He merely dismissed as “embarrassing and atrocious” anyone who agrees with Limbaugh’s argument that Obama’s “War on the Republic” is deliberate.

As to how one should deal with Monday decorously, I took a vow of silence: I simply wouldn’t say a damned thing about Re-Coronation Day.

Didn’t watch it on TV. Didn’t blog about it until it was over. The last time I checked, I still had the right to remain silent. “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all,” and what conservative could possibly say anything nice about America’s public humiliation?

That’s what we’re dealing with here: A stain on our national honor, the negation and antithesis of everything that makes our country great.

Americans should be outraged by it, and we should not be dismissing their expressions of outrage as “embarrassing and atrocious.”

Ordinary Americans don’t always express themselves in such eloquent and measured phrases as meet with the approval of the elite, but why is it that no one on the Left ever bothers to chastise the commenters frothing with rage at Sarah Palin, whereas Erick Erickson feels the need to scold Republicans who don’t like Barack Obama? Why is Erickson embarrassed to be associated with these Republicans, when no one on the Left ever bothers to notice the non-stop messages of hate emitted by the immoral monsters who constitute the Democrat Party’s grassroots? My answer:

The problem, really, is that Republicans just don’t hate Democrats the way Democrats hate Republicans.
Most Republicans are born and raised Republicans, and are spiritually attuned to the sentiments of bourgeois respectability that are core values to the decent, honest people the GOP represents. By contrast, Democrats owe their power to the vilest dregs of humanity — corrupt union goons, Marxist academics, criminals, drug addicts, sexual perverts and race hustlers — who have no respect for the values of decent, honest people.

We do not have to lower ourselves to their level. We merely have to tell the truth about who the Democrats are. People who voted for Obama (or any other Democrat) should be ashamed of themselves.

The GOP’s ridiculous defensive flinch reflex — “Oh, no! Somebody said rude things about Democrats!” — is symptomatic of a larger problem: Republicans let liberals dictate the terms of debate.

If liberals say the problem is that Republicans lack “civility,” then the GOP is beset by hall-monitor types telling us to watch our language. If liberals say the problem is Republicans need to appeal to Latinos, we’ll hear a lot of sermonettes from the open-borders crowd. If liberals say Republicans are losing because of gay-rights issues, we’ll be told to drop our pants and bend over to demonstrate our support for sodomy.

At what point will Republicans figure out they’re being scammed? Liberals lie constantly, routinely and habitually, but never do they lie so predictably as when they’re giving advice to Republicans.

Mitt Romney lost the presidential election. His defeat cannot be blamed on “outrage pimps” (Erickson doesn’t name names, so we don’t know if he meant that term to apply to David Limbaugh or Mark Levin or Michelle Malkin). Nor can the GOP’s problems be excused by scolding people who say rude things about Obama on Twitter.

Why did Erickson feel the need to tee off on “humorless, angry opponents of the President” who “scream ‘Benghazi’ and ‘Fast & Furious’”? Was that aimed at Katie Pavlich, author of Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up?

Katie wasn’t offering any “congratulations, Mr. President” sentiments there, so maybe she’s one of those “humorless, angry opponents,” eh?

Here’s the point: All Sarah Palin had to do is put up an MLK Day post on Facebook, and the haters swarmed all over her without anyone in the Democrat Party noticing or complaining. Democrats don’t get any “civility” lectures from their liberal spokesmen. They just win elections.

Democrats hate Republicans with the heat of ten thousand suns. When are Republicans going to give themselves permission to hate back?

 

 


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  • Finrod Felagund

    I am a Christian, and I have no problem with hating people who are so given over to evil that they want to see me die in a fire.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Heh, EE’s post on RedState has been pulled from the front page now. The lead post there now is from ‘The Directors’ and is about the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    He’s just stupid enough to be a useful token conservative for CNN, and not smart enough to reduce any of their second-rate “talent” to tears.

    He still insists RedState never “endorsed” Perry. Maybe they didn’t formally post the words, but anyone who visited the site from spring 2011 until Perry made his announcement at a RedState confab could be forgiven if they failed to notice that detail.

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    Ace is entertaining but I don’t really count on him or Gabe being there when the shit comes down anymore.

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    No. These people intend to profit by their treachery.

  • PhillyCon

    LOL. I’m sure you were part of a mass exodus. Sad part is that he still doesn’t get it.

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    People always get the hate the sin, not the sinner thing wrong. It’s not a get out of jail free card.

    When Christ was suffering on the cross, He forgave the sins of the criminal crucified beside Him who professed his faith in Him.

    He did not let him down off his cross….

  • sybilll

    Quoting Greg Gutfeld: the left thinks the right is evil; the right just thinks the left is wrong.
    ~apologize for what?

  • Jaynie59

    This is what I’ve been trying to tell conservatives on conservative blogs for years and what response do I get? I’ve been banned by all of them. Hot Air. The Right Scoop. Legal Insurrection. I don’t even know how many of them have banned me.

    You wanna know what it took for me to get banned at Mediaite? I attacked Tommy Christopher for months. Every post he made. I called him lower than pond scum. I called him a dirt bag. I called him every name in the book without using profanity that would send my comment to moderation. Nothing. Zip. Nada. It became a challenge. I got banned at The Right Scoop because I insulted the moderator for going after another user who was sincerely trying to “reason” with a liberal troll who was bashing Christianity in an attempt to defend Islam. That moderator didn’t have the balls to come after me. So I mocked him and I knew he’d ban me for it. He did not dissappoint.

    What finally got me banned from Mediaite was posting a comment that said Tommy Christopher is a pseudonym. It’s not his real name. That’s what it took to get banned by a liberal site. Liberals hate the truth. Conservatives hate conflict. We’re doomed.

    Erick Erickson is a fool. So is Ed Morrissey. Allahpundit. Ace and his crew. Powerline. The NRO boys (except Mark Steyn).

  • Finrod Felagund

    It was when their latest site design took the list of member diaries, the list of member comments, and the list of top-rated diaries and crammed them all into one little box that I stopped going and posting there near as much.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Moe Lane is worth reading (moelane.com) no matter what you think of RedState.

  • http://twitter.com/ThatChristyChic Christy Waters

    Heh… Please, Erickson’s mouth was wrapped securely around Perry’s… well, never mind.

  • jakee308

    Same here.
    Why is it so many bloggers get successful and think that that’s the time to change their format?
    Tried to get a diary going but never was emailed back the code to do so.

    Turns out it was a good thing as RS has gone noticeably more leftish since EE became part of CNN and he began putting himself forth politically.

    You can join Christie et al, Erick.

  • edward_dutcher

    Erick Erickson spent last year more interested in seeing nobody on the Right that he disliked (which was almost everybody – I still don’t know who he was for) win than he did trying to make sure Barack Obama lost.

    Excellent piece, sir.

    We don’t always agree, but when you are right, you nail it.

    Thank you. This should be required reading across the Rightosphere.

  • jsn2

    Breitbart was Brilliant. Even a hyperventilating liberal would be at a loss for words.

  • texan59

    When I was growing up, my father taught me that if you hit the bully back a little bit harder than he hit you, he will stop. Maybe not right away, but he will stop if you keep hitting back. Being nice to liberals is like asking the bully to give you back your lunch money. Hint: it doesn’t end well.

  • http://www.dailykenn.com/ Daily Kenn

    The Democratic Party: America’s largest hate group

  • PhillyCon

    Well said. Now, this memo needs to go to the RNC, Senate and House leadership, state GOP chairs, most of NRO, Bill Kristol’s ilk, Ann Coulter, Chris Christie, and a good portion of the conservative blogosphere.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    I think you get banned because you tangle with moderators. Why do that? Also, the site operator makes the rules. Doesn’t matter what the rules are. For example, Stacy says lay off Ace, so I do. Frustrating sometimes, but there you go.

    Look, I happen to agree that we need to fight back against these clowns, but why push to get banned?

  • bet0001970

    Yes he does. He can’t take criticism of any kind. Which exposes how weak he truly is.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere
  • Pingback: Classical Values » Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the vilest of us all?

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Yet.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Yes.

  • Jaynie59

    Conservative sites shouldn’t have moderators for any other purpose than to delete and ban obvious liberal shills. Conservative blogs that allow comments are overrun with them. I can’t read any post at Breitbart that doesn’t have disgusting, insulting comments about Andrew.

    Listen K-Bob. Ken banned me because I challenged his authority. I insulted him because he warned a very sincere user who was trying to “reason” with a liberal shill who was trashing Christianity under the guise of comparing it to Islam. Me? I was doing what I always did. I followed the shill and replied to everyone of his comments with scorn and mockery. I was having fun and I was really pissing off the shill. Then I saw Ken’s warning to the sincere commenter and I got so angry I could spit. Coward.
    It doesn’t matter. All I want is for conservatives to man up, grow a set of balls, and fight back.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    When comments are unmoderated, they end up making the comment sections look like shitholes attached to every post. Who wants to wade through that garbage?

    And besides, it makes the site itself look like it is fundamentally unserious. Even something as “Journalism-ish” as Reason magazine looks like you’ve stumbled into late-night reruns of Billy May and the Shamwow guy, rather than reading an intelligent, thoughtful article at a smart, Libertarian web powerhouse.

    I hate reading comments at Breitbart, Reason, and Zerohedge (just to name a few off the top of my head) because they are wretched hives of scum and villainy. (Zerohedge has some really sick people hanging out there.) So trying to “fight back” in those places is like trying to wade into a biker bar and evangelize for the return of the leisure suit. Good luck.

    Moderated sites may mean you don’t get to play whack-a-troll as often, but who cares? I’d rather have a contentious debate with Adjoran or Quartermaster here, knowing those guys are solid, have-your-back guys, than waste my time quarreling with some douche who’s living in his mom’s basement and has never read anything more intelligent than Archie Comics.

    Besides, the real action is in having your own website, where you can hit for points, and not just be down here in the bleachers makin’ noise.

    You really ought to have your own site, because you have passion for hitting back. I say go for it.

  • Jaynie59

    I don’t have the know-how.
    Anyway, I’m not referring to trolls. There is a concerted, organized effort to control the narrative on conservative blogs by a legion of liberals who use the banner of “civil discourse” to demoralize conservatives. I am convinced some of them are paid to do it. I can spot them because I used to do it for sport. Liberals know exactly how to push conservatives’ buttons. It’s easy. My specialty was pitting Catholics against evangelicals.
    Like I said, it doesn’t matter. If it weren’t for Mark and Rush I don’t know what I’d do. Nobody else seems to get it.