The Anger Of The Left

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    The left in this country is far from the bunch of tolerant and understanding people they claim to be


    The Anger Of The Left
    By Thomas Sowell

    That people on the political left have a certain set of opinions, just as people do in other parts of the ideological spectrum, is not surprising. What is surprising, however, is how often the opinions of those on the left are accompanied by hostility and even hatred.

    Particular issues can arouse passions here and there for anyone with any political views. But, for many on the left, indignation is not a sometime thing. It is a way of life.

    How often have you seen conservatives or libertarians take to the streets, shouting angry slogans? How often have conservative students on campus shouted down a visiting speaker or rioted to prevent the visitor from speaking at all?

    The source of the anger of liberals, "progressives" or radicals is by no means readily apparent. The targets of their anger have included people who are non-confrontational or even genial, such as Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.

    It is hard to think of a time when Karl Rove or Dick Cheney has even raised his voice but they are hated like the devil incarnate.

    For the complete article:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2007/05/the_anger_of_the_left.html
     
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    Hardly news.

    The basic agenda of the left (instilling socialism and opposing anything Republicans do) is unworkable, and as such, indefensible. What else can they do, but shout down and abuse any potential opposition? They can't refute their opponents, so they dare not meet them in the arena of ideas at all. Fear, abuse, and demagoguery is all they can offer in "defense" of what they want.
     
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    Right. Liberals want to instill pure socialism on America. Your rhetoric is typical gross generalization and exaggeration. Conservatives have done good things for America. Yet, liberalism has done some good things for America. Would you rather that the USA not have any of the items listed at http://www.cjnetworks.com/~cubsfan/libgood.html?
     
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    Where is the logic in your post? (Just the above).
     
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    I could easily do just fine without about 2/3's of those items.
     
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    Very true

    Now the left is trying to bring back the "Fairness Doctrine"

    The left cannot compete in the arena of talk radio - so they now want to change the rules
     
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    You keep harping about the left not having a presence on talk radio ??? So what ?? The left has the NEWS and owns the TV airwaves.. The only thing the republicans have is Boortz and Limbaugh.. big deal. The republicans cannot compete at all on TV. Good luck challenging Bill Mahr...
     
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    and yet the left wants to silence the few areas of the media they do not control
     
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    Compete?

    with who ?

    The corporate whores like Limpballs or Cultwhore?

    I can understand why you dont want the fairness doctrine back it makes it so people using the airwaves have to give all sides to a story instead of just the corporate propaganda.
     
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    Almost everything on that page is garbage, yes. Or, it's a basically good idea that would be much better if it were provided by the free market.
     

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