Sorry, Guys, There Are No More Kings

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    Interesting read.

    SNIP:
    By David Harsanyi

    The romance is gone. But don't worry. It's not him; it's you.

    It turns out we are the ones who failed Him. We weren't prepared for a mega-dosage of awesomeness. We were too dimwitted to grasp the decency of central planning. And the insistence of troublemakers to engage in debate and vote, in fact, is the most serious threat to this nation's future.

    In a recent New York Times piece, Drew Westen, a professor of psychology and a Democratic strategist, wrote that the American public had been "desperate for a leader who would speak with confidence, and they were ready to follow wherever the president led." Do Americans really have some innate autocratic tendency that makes them desperately seek out a half-term senator "wherever" he may lead?

    Charles Fried, a professor at Harvard Law School, recently echoed Westen's authoritarian sentiment in a Daily Beast piece, titled "Obama Is Too Good for Us," wherein he disparaged a system that allows mere simpletons to transfer their free market absurdity to Washington through elections. Similarly, Jacob Weisberg of Slate wrote that because of "intellectual primitives" on the right, "compromise is dead" and "there's no point trying to explain complicated matters to the American people. The president has tried reasonableness and he has failed."

    "Reasonableness," you'll remember, is shoving a wholly partisan, Byzantine restructuring of the health care system through Congress in the midst of an economic downturn. But chipping a few billion off a $3.7 trillion budget in exchange for raising the debt ceiling is an act of irrationality that has, apparently, sucked the very soul from the American project.

    The sight of a crumbling Cult of Obama -- and with it the end of the progressive presidency -- has many on the left so frustrated that they simply dismiss the very idea of ideological debate. To challenge the morality and rationality of Obamanomics only means you're bought, too stupid to know any better or, most likely, both. A slack-jawed hostage-taking saboteur.

    Armed with this unearned intellectual and ethical superiority, it is not surprising to hear someone like John Kerry reprimand the media for even covering conservative viewpoints. It is predictable that the Senate would "investigate" a private entity like Standard & Poor's for giving an opinion on American debt that conflicted with its own. (Remember when not listening to the Dixie Chicks was a "chilling of free speech"?)


    read it all here.
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    what are you guys on the right gonna do when you elect a republican president and he has basically the same policies obama has, which are basically the same policies bush had?
     
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    this guy is a clown of the earth. we're not supposed to investigate S&P? seriously? after they AAA rated the mortgage-backed securities that brought down the economy in 2008 and then turned around and downgraded that same economy in 2011, crashing it AGAIN? we're not supposed to investigate them simply because they're "private"? and what in god's name does the S&P have to do with the dixie chicks? man, the stupidity in this article flat out hurts.
     
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    ,,,unearned intellectual and ethical superiority...

    Says it all right there, folks. The semi-Negro done grassed yo ass.

    And yet, the 47% ushered him in... TWICE.

    God damn stick stupid fucking "Americans".

    Democrats have this country locked up. Keep them stupid, keep them poor, and keep them imported.
     

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