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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:16 PM

Do Liberals Actually Want To Win Elections?

Ouch!

http://www.nationalmemo.com/do-liberals-actually-want-to-win-elections/

Do Liberals Actually Want To Win Elections?
June 26th, 2012 10:59 pm Gene Lyons



Color my neck red, but I often suspect some “progressives” are more interested in demonstrating moral superiority than winning elections. Vicarious participation in emotionally satisfying public spectacles renders them incapable of thinking about how presumptively unenlightened voters might react. And yes, I’m talking about you, MSNBC.

That woman holding a big sign for the TV cameras reading “I am a SLUT with a VAGINA, and I vote,” at a feminist pep rally in Michigan isn’t thinking about how badly President Obama needs her state’s electoral votes. Nor how close polls show the Michigan contest to be. She’s thinking about demonstrating her contempt for Republican legislators.

It rarely occurs to such people that they might be driving voters in the opposite direction.
Any more than it occurred to the dopes that showed up at early Tea Party rallies carrying guns. (Interesting how that’s quit happening, isn’t it?) Their first principle, always and everywhere, is displaying their righteousness.

But more about Michigan’s genital nomenclature dispute later.

The countercultural left, of course, has enjoyed alienating drones since Woodstock. But hippies aren’t the problem today. Indeed, it’s the posturing of highly-paid TV celebrities that has helped drive the Moral Indignation Wing of the Democratic Party into politically awkward positions in three critical swing states—at least two of which President Obama must win to be re-elected.

To fans of MSNBC’s evening political infotainment shows, three news stories have often eclipsed the presidential race for top billing all spring: the Scott Walker recall election in Wisconsin, the Trayvon Martin case in Florida, and Michigan’s semantic squabble over women’s naughty bits.

The network’s handling of all three has been somewhere between embarrassing and reprehensible. Hosts and guests have taken active, partisan roles every bit as objectionable as, say, Fox News’s Sean Hannity. In each case, their journalism has proven even worse than their political judgment. Democratic politicians would be wise to reconsider putting in face time on MSNBC.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:46 PM

1. Moral superiority gave us President George W. Bush. 90,000+ Floridians can be wrong. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:58 PM

2. Somebody recently asked me if I got pleasure from voting for a " not as bad" candidate. I said

yes if it means an evil candidate is defeated. No candidate is perfect but a Democrat is always better than a Republican, especially nowadays when Republican have gone rogue. "Tweedledum and Tweedledee" was never true.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:15 PM

3. I wonder this every time they cave in to Republicans on critical policies, driving away supporters

n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:39 PM

4. It only counts as winning if the candidate is a liberal

If the candidate is a conservative, that's a loss.

Even if they call themselves Democrats.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:16 PM

5. Time to queue up all the

"If we lose it's the fault of liberals!" shit well in advance.

Another useless moron whining about people being all mean and partisan. The only ouch from this article is being reminded people this stupid actually exist.

Edited to add: Could this shit GET any more cultish, by the way?

"That woman holding a big sign for the TV cameras reading “I am a SLUT with a VAGINA, and I vote,” at a feminist pep rally in Michigan isn’t thinking about how badly President Obama needs her state’s electoral votes."

All things must be for His glory! Revel in His word! Think of Him in everything you do, for all things happen for Him!

But by all means, what we really need to hear are more old white guys whining about how terrible protests that don't matter to them are.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:23 PM

6. Tiresome babble.

nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:16 PM

7. Do Candidates Actually Want to Help Constituents?

Or do they only care about aiding corporations in exchange for campaign contributions and a cushy job when they leave government?

Quit blaming liberal voters for the electoral failures of corporate sell-outs.

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