The childish political thought of the Tea Party

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    And another conservative nails the tea baggers....

    The childish political thought of the Tea Party

    With his recent criticisms of Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell on Fox News, Karl Rove kicked up a controversy. His critique of O'Donnell was granular and well-informed. Having worked with Karl for a number of years, I know that he is nothing if not detail-oriented. Rove has taken O'Donnell to task for her checkered financial past, her history of litigiousness and paranoia, her misleading statements about her educational background. These facts may not be disqualifying for office, but they indicate a flawed, inexperienced, perennial candidate on the model of Alan Keyes.

    While Rove's critique was tough, the reaction in parts of the conservative blogosphere has been unhinged. Michelle Malkin wrote that it "might as well have been Olbermann on MSNBC." Mark Levin pronounced Rove at "war against the Tea Party movement and conservatives." "In terms of the conservative movement," wrote Dan Riehl, "we should not simply ignore him, but proactively work to undermine Rove in whatever ways we can, given his obvious willingness to undermine us."

    This reaction is revealing -- and disturbing -- for a number of reasons.

    First, it shows how some conservatives view the business of political commentary. Rove obviously has strong views on O'Donnell, based on personal experience with the candidate. But deviations from the party line are not permitted. It is not enough to dispute Rove's critique; Rove himself must be punished. The message is clear: The facts do not matter. Politics is war carried on by other means. Anyone who doesn't consistently take one side is a traitor.

    This attitude can be found on right and left. But a serious commentator cannot think this way. He owes his readers or viewers his best judgment -- which means he cannot simply be a tool of someone else's ideological agenda. Some conservatives have adopted the Bolshevik approach to information and the media: Every personal feeling, every independent thought, every inconvenient fact, must be subordinated to the party line -- the Tea Party line.

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    HAHAHA, here we GO again.

    If David Brooks is a CONSERVATIVE, then I'm the damn Queen of England.

    what a stupid, condescending article..Brooks can kiss our ass.:lol:
     
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    The article was written by Michael Gerson, not David Brooks, Einstein. You know Michael Gerson, who was a senior aide to Dan Coats.
     
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    there is some truth to that, though i think it may be somewhat overstated. The problem is that when you have a purported movement that's based largely in anger and foot-stomping and anti-intelletualism, it's difficult to approach problems in an intelligent fashion. instead you get a visceral response which is, in fact, the way children are more likely to show their dissatisfaction. And some have, indeed, been unhinged because they know that is the best way to rev up their troops.
     
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    sorry, I saw another article written by Brooks just like this one.
    so let me say, they Both can our ass.:lol:
     
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    lol, and fer sure we have NEVA seen all "them intellectuals" on the left show anger and foot stomping. sheesh jilly, your snobbishness is showing through again.
     
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    Karl Rove built his political career not on pursuing a political ideology but in winning elections. He understands what needs to be done to patch together a coalition that can win come election day

    He knows that you can't win elections running people like Christine O'Donnell
     
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    Oh brother, you know the left is becoming "Unhinged" when they start praising, Karl Rove.

    scary stuff.:lol:
     
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    poor steffie... i know, it's a terrible thing to want smart people to run things. they should actually be run by people who are clueless and ignorant. :

    you betcha :thup:

    here's a tissue.... take care of the spittle, dear.

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    Oh goody our resident homsexual teabagger is back. Nice bags ya got there old farty teabagger.
     

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