Conservatives Deconstructed

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    Conservatives Deconstructed
    by Joel Bleifuss

    In These Times magazine, October 2003

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    Are they nuts?

    Have you ever wondered about those ubiquitous conservatives?

    Why do they support tax breaks for the rich when so many of their fellow citizens are in dire straits? Why do they applaud John Ashcroft and his post-9/11 curtailment of civil liberties? Why do they oppose laws that address historic wrongs and enforce constitutionally guaranteed rights? Why do they respond to a societal drug problem with incarceration and expanded prison construction? Why do they gut regulations that are meant to protect the environment? Why do they invest more than half of our tax dollars in the military? Why are they so meanspirited? In other words, why do conservatives do what they do? Are they nuts?

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    I've often wondered about this. I am, however, reluctant to ascribe any psychological inquiries about my fellow Americans. I would like to believe that they are just as sane as I. But I do believe that their notion of what America is and should be is skewed in a very different tact than that to which I believe.

    That doesn't make them insane. That doesn't make me insane. It makes us different in our outlooks. It defines our aspirations for a better America and how to get there.

    But psychology ain't politics.
     
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    You posted an article from October 2003? Old news is old.

    Besides, seeing as how the Dems have The Presidency and both the House and Senate, I would just as soon concentrate on the shit job they are doing.

    If you disagree with my assessment then why don't you start a thread on the Democrats current achievements Bfrgn? Like from Jan 2009 to now?

    Oh yeah, there aren't any. :lol:
     
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    What an incredible article. Unfortunately, the people who need to read it are the people most unlikely to.

    When the people of Iraq complained about George (you killed my cousin) Bush and his leveling of their country, he blamed it on them for being ungrateful. Everything he did for them and they are ungrateful. It's their fault, not his. It's simply not in him to see it any other way.
     
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    Translation... Pea brain run board shuts down articles that tell the truth about pea brains...

    But lib bashers have free reign...
     
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    The answer is simple: because we're all racist homophobes who take our marching orders from Hannity and Beck. Don't you read the leftwing columnists?

    Now, I wonder how Leftist can be so fucking stupid as to think that big government, which can't make a profit on selling whores and whiskey, is suddenly going to be an agent for change in providing healthcare efficiently and promptly. I wonder how they can think that a climate bill which imposes huge costs and promises next to no results could be a good thing. I wonder how they can possibly believe that other countries "like us" or "hate us" based on the president and not on whether they perceive us as helping or blocking their aspirations. I wonder how Leftists can be so morally dishonest as to turn a blind eye to their own hypocrisy. They claim to love children, but are against charter schools and any other improvement that would actually help education. They claim to love the environment but oppose measures that would actually help. They claim to be for peace but support efforts that would weaken the US and encourage rogue nations to wage war. They claim to support the troops but call them baby-killers and terrorists.
    Yup, left-wingers, progressives, liberals--whatever you want to call 'em: dumb as rocks.
     
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    The "conservative" GOP?
    Crackpots, rightists, and wingers

    Link

    Excerpt:
    I suppose it's only through force of habit that we still use the phrase, "right-wing Republicans," which, like "unsolved mystery" or "free gift," is a tautological offense against our mother tongue - a distinctive distinction without a different difference. I mean, when was the last time you heard someone refer to a "left-wing socialist"? Once upon a time, the "right-wing" portion of "right-wing Republicans" did have a necessary adjectival meaning. It identified right-wing Republicans, as well as right-wing Republicans, in the unmistakable sense that those chaps were indeed but one wing of the party, and they were to the right of the internal others. That was a time when we occasionally spoke of liberal Republicans, or, with far more frequency, of moderate Republicans. But those species, as you know, are long since virtually extinct; they went the way of the hula hoop and the shiny metallic grille and the single-blade safety razor. They suffered a sustained assault of brutal ideological cleansing; they are, pretty much, no more. There are only the right wingers, which, as competitive slaughter would have it, means they're no "wing" at all. Republicans are just righties, radically rotten to the core.
     
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    Now, I wonder how right wing pea brains can be so fucking stupid as to think that big government, which can't make a profit on selling whores and whiskey, is suddenly going to be right when they start a war...

    Now, I wonder how right wing pea brains can be so fucking stupid as to think that big government, which can't make a profit on selling whores and whiskey, is suddenly going to be right when the military asks for billions of dollars...

    Now, I wonder how right wing pea brains can be so fucking stupid as to think that big government, which can't make a profit on selling whores and whiskey, is suddenly going to be right when they arrest and incarcerate American citizens and put them to DEATH...

    Now, I wonder how right wing pea brains can be so fucking stupid as to SAY they support the troops, but vote AGAINST the GI Bill...

    Now, I wonder how right wing pea brains can be so fucking stupid as to SAY they support a clean environment, but parrot as GOSPEL reports from organizations funded by the worst polluters on the planet...

    Now, I wonder how right wing pea brains can be so fucking stupid as to think that big government, which can't make a profit on selling whores and whiskey, is suddenly UN-Constitutional when money is to be spent on America and Americans, but acting in our best interest when it WASTES 3 Trillion dollars killing Iraqis and rebuilding THEIR infrastructure...

    Pea brain "Nanny State"

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    You're obsessed with peas, have you considered a Vegan Lifestyle?
     
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