Well, it’s taken a few days but I have finally figured out why it’s so pointless to have a political conversation with a Liberal. It is pointless because you are really having a debate with the Mainstream Media (MSM), PBS, MSNBC and most other news services and talk shows around the dials of your T.V., who are, for the most part, oracles for the DNC.
Radio, fortunately, is dominated by Conservative personalities, with a few failing Liberals floundering around trying to conjure up an original thought. Which brings me to my confrontation with a local Liberal.
Strangely enough, the Dumbplumber is….a plumber. And from time to time it is his unfortunate experience to engage a Liberal in a short conversation about the state of our union. Usually, the shorter the better, because he usually ends the conversations when the Liberal either states a categorical and highly repeated fabrication or they begin emitting rabid spittle at the mention of George Bush. Because anything said after the mention of Bush begins to sound a lot like a rerun of Chris Matthews, Rachael Maddow, Ed (the Mouth) Schultz or PBSs Bill Press. Drivel cubed.
My confrontation with the local Liberal was no less enlightening. The standard answers to my mention of any of our pressing problems goes something like this: George Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld or the last bastion of blame, Republicans.
For instance, the cause of our financial crisis isn’t Barney Frank, Chris Dodd or refusal of our Congress to oversee a financial hysteria that allowed people without a job to buy a $300,000 house. No the blame goes to Bush and Rumsfeld’s war in Iraq. Nevermind that the 9 years of the Iraq war has cost us somewhere around $800 billion, the housing crisis has cost the U.S combined, accumulated losses of between $12 and $20 trillion.
And if you postulate that we could have paid for the entire Iraq War with the money lost to Medicare (over $100 billion a year) through waste and fraud, a Liberal begins to channel Linda Blair in the Exorcist. With green pea soup spewing, I get: “It was Bush’s War“, “the Republicans let Bush go in and kill Saddam Hussein“. And the mother of all delusion, Iraq didn’t commit 9-11. (Author’s note: I never said they did). What I didn’t have a chance to say was that Saddam was threatening his neighbors with WMDs and had already invaded Kuwait once. But with my exit this never got said.
At the very mention of reforming entitlements the heads of Liberals explode. It is not enough to piss away hundreds of billions on Medicare fraud, Social Security’s bastard step-child SSI or backfilling tens of billions of the public pension system’s bad decisions, we now must look forward to refinancing foreign bank losses as well. The acceptable meme of the Left is that, “we can’t let our weak or our allies suffer”.
I’m remembering the profound words of Nancy Pelosi when she said, “welfare and unemployment stimulates the economy“. Or put another way, Liberals are, “stupid cubed”.
The very notion that any of our Republican candidates for president have gotten this far without mentioning any of these crisis issues is beyond my comprehension. Instead they are high centered on the inequities of venture capitalism, dead Catholic babies and whether or not abortion, gun and voting rights are States Rights issues.
Nope, you can’t make this up.
We are So Screwed.