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Liberal Orgy of Hate

Written by a conservative for a conservative "voice", but has a lot of truth mingled in:


Hatred, for the haters, is a license to show no respect. It is for them a reason not to be civil -- to stomp, to destroy any vestige of a good name. Because it destroys respect, this passion is corrosive even for those who do not directly share in it but are nonetheless rained upon by its sparks. It weakens respect. It makes the hated's supporters defensive -- shocks them into a kind of silence.

In the past, liberals made a point of hating hatred. They imagined that the forces of hate were entirely on the other side: "Right-wing hate merchants." Now they have begun publicly to glory in hate, first writing articles explaining why hatred of Bush is okay, then being pleasured by the ferocity of their own hatred, then competing with others to see who can voice the most intense disdain, and who can curl from his lips the most deliciously forbidden insults. The Left has engaged in an orgy of hatred. And enjoyed it, really enjoyed it.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/23/opinion/main631543.shtml

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He has a point, but I'm not sure it's new.

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I think the left has always done this. Consider Hiss, Hoover, Nixon, McCarthy, LBJ to name a few.

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Nevertheless, George W. Bush has been re-conceived and re-wrought into everything that the sophisticated Leftist absolutely hates about Americana: Its innocence. Its boyishness. Its Christianity....

As a Jewish American let me be the first to thank him for that.

It's unfortunate that people like this guy continue to lump mainstream Democrats in with the extreme left, but what can you do.
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View of the world

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Remember the New Yorker's Map of the World? That gives you an idea of the unsophisticated view of the political spectrum.

Dan

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Hi Josh,

Both sides of the room have writers who attach hate, at
least something beyond bias, to their "work" and those
are the one's that get the most "ink".

I just wish we had "campaign seasons" of three or four
months preceding the elections. It seems we find ourselves
in a "perpetual" campaign that uses an election only
for minor course corrections, almost without losing
momentum.

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