Diary

Stay strong Ms. Dowd, never be silent. Your country needs you.

The latest installment of the left’s thrashing of a person they don’t agree with comes from Ms. Maureen Dowd’s op ed in the NY Times. This latest condescending missive about Sarah Palin includes such mature phraseology as “Caribou Barbie is one nutty puppy,” “exquisite battiness,” “loopy,” and “solipsistic meltdown.” Solipsistic? Way to dazzle us with big words! There’s plenty more where that came from, Dowd is in fine form. In the final analysis, this piece defines the modern liberal/progressive ideologue – someone with an endless supply of intolerance for those they disagree with matched only by the shrill name calling they resort to when they feel the need to set us straight.

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Now a natural reaction to this childish behavior would be to tell Dowd and her ilk to shut up and go to their rooms without dinner. I for one wish the opposite, I hope they keep yammering away for the sake of our country. The battle for governance now lies not with the hard core liberals or the unflappable conservatives. It is decided by the vast sea of ‘independent’ voters who swear no allegiance with a particular party. The easiest way to show these independents what the left stands for is to simply point to what they say and do. And its fun too, never pass up free entertainment!

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By way of example, I offer up the reactions of two friends. Both voted for Bush in ’04 and both voted for Obama last year. I sent them the Dowd’s version of an op ed, known as a drop dead, and asked them what they thought of their side of the isle behaving this way. It’s a tease because I know they both detest this kind of irrational commentary. Their responses were still interesting.

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One said she still held out hope that people like Dowd didn’t speak for the party. So I sent her the DNC statement about Palin’s resignation where they pile on their favorite punching bag. The other friend was peeved. Not that Palin resigned but because the endless attacks may have played a role in possibly removing one of the best the right has to offer. See, he doesn’t agree with some of Palin’s politics, but he does see great worth in her ‘take on the establishment’ attitude. He also thinks like many of us do: for the country to be reach its fullest potential, we need the best people possible on all sides of the issues. Oh, he also wants to go to a tea party soon. So now I call him a straight up racist tea bagging redneck. What follows is a bleep fest about Janeane Garofalo. Again, never pass up free entertainment.

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This illustrates how much easier it is to get people back on a constructive path now that we’re not getting the ‘post partisan politics’ Obama was supposed to deliver (its on the pile of campaign promises next to fiscal responsibility). So please, let the Dowds and Garofalos and Lettermans and Olbermans of the world spout on. Give them a second microphone in fact. As boorishly elitist their words can be, they also provide ample ammunition to show the rest of the country what they get when side with the liberal/progressive movement: intolerance of anyone who doesn’t think like them, childish name calling and a highly refined level of condescending elitism. Yammer on folks, your country needs you!