Friday, March 16, 2012
No matter how smart you think you are, it is never a good idea to attack your political opponents for ignorance. Barack Obama is clearly one with many academic liberals, who assume conservatives are the way they are out of ignorance, stupidity, or insufficient evolution. Even moderates notice this about him, and it is not flattering. Indeed, it is -- sure, I'll use the word -- unAmerican.
"No matter how smart you think you are, it is never a good idea to attack your political opponents for ignorance."
Good advice, you should give it to Christie before he insults another Navy Seal.
Bob from Ohio
That was non-sequiter. Christie called the man an idiot for disrupting a town hall (he was yelling) and continuing to do so even after his point had been heard several times. Even a former Navy Seal can act like an idiot, and he was, but how has that discussion anything to do with Obama dismissing his opponents as ignorant?
Christie was hardly insulting. He accurately described and confronted a failed Democratic Partisan Candidate determined to make a scene, dictating and disruption civil discourse. Seems Democrats are determined to bring us all downward, like Barack Obama, who vilifies, divides, debases all. Obama's labeling others as ignorant is about as classy as his joking about the Special Olympics. In relation, the Obama demeaning attitude towards others reflects his overt dishonesty. This is someone who has lied about earmarks, signing statements, executive orders, GITMO, rendition, transparency, drone assassinations, wire taps, the Patriot Act, bows to Kings, energy exploration, taxation, etc.
The big joke remains sadly on the American Public, for if they think the horrid rise in the cost of living (such as gas prices) is painful now, wait until they encounter the deceitful backdated Obamacare costs to hit us all in 2013. Democrats unethically manipulated legislation which will wreak havoc after the 2012 election. It is one of the most fraudulent efforts on the American Public in recent memory, and required massive bribes to squeak through the Democratic Party controlled majorities in the House and Senate prior to 2010.
Pelosi, Reid, Obama, Clinton, Boxer, Schumer, etc., have proven again to be the most destructive and self serving as possible. These Democrats even labeled the horrid Fort Hood massacre as a mere "work related" mishap. You cannot make it up, just how mindless the Democratic Party is these days - taking us all downward.
But it is clear, there are many on the sound side who enable the enormous train wreck. Rick Santorum who voted for Title X, a Bridge To Nowhere, Minimum Wage Increases, even endorsed the likes of Arlen Specter over the sound Toomey is being peddled as a "conservative". Newt Gingrich is just as bad, a career Beltway Politician on the payroll of Fannie and Freddie who lies about supporting Goldwater and sits on a couch with Pelosi at the request of Al Gore. Both of these Washington Politicians cannot win the Primary, both weaken the effort to stop the mad Democratic Partisan folly, both are so lost in their own hubris they seek to destroy the voting process in the GOP Primary to block the winner chosen by the people. And a number of Sideline Opinion sellers posing as "conservative" are enabling this self destructive garbage. Pure folly.
Barack Obama is clearly one with many academic liberals, who assume conservatives are the way they are out of ignorance, stupidity, or insufficient evolution.
Yes, indeed. A big reason for my being a Post-Liberal was research I did on the Sandinstas back in the 1980s. The liberal position- especially the academic liberal position- on the Sandinistas was that Reagan was an ignoramus and that the Sandinistas were simply peace-living liberals in a hurry.
My research on the Sandinistas uncovered some gems. 1) Back in March 1980, the Sandistas signed a joint resolution with the Soviet Union which endorsed the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. 2) In 1982 the Sandinistas jailed a Polish national upon his entering Nicaragua with a valid tourist visa. The reason? He was suspected of belonging to Solidarity. After nearly six months, he was released.
From my research I concluded that liberals- especially academic liberals- were not as knowledgeable as they assumed, and that wingnuts such as Reagan were not as ignorant as liberals assumed them to be.
I don't really care if Christie is right or not. He was carping as the guy was being marched out by the state police.
We need Conservatives to take the fight to liberals with ideas not by snide sniping.
He wont wear well across America.
I'm a Democrat and I think we need more people in politics like Chris Christie. He may be obnoxious, but give him some slack - he's from New Jersey. He's also smart and capable and independent-minded. He's not afraid to call out people in his own party when he thinks they're being morons, as he did last fall in regard to his appointment of Sohail Mohammed to the NJ Superior Court. He seems to be doing a good job as governor. I'd clone Christie if possible.
Strikes me as old news about BHO.
The man has always been insulting. It is his MO.
Off the top of my head there has been:
The numerous insults to the UK.
The 'bitter clingers' comment.
The 'Americans are lazy comment".
Calling Tea Party members 'Tea Baggers"
Flipping people off while speaking in public.
Making the Dalai Lama leave through the back of the White House by the trash.
I could go on but you get the picture.
I would only be surprised if he stopped being insulting.
Bob from Ohio,
Do you always describe straightforward factual statements as "Spin"? I describe your statement as "false", as in you disagree with Christie politically and therefore are prepared to lie in order to belittle him.
You might not like Christie's style, and I can certainly understand that if you don't. But in the specific instance you mentioned I cannot see what your complaint is.
If, however, you don't like aggressive, nasty politicians, people who belittle others, are arrogant and mean-spirited, well then, how would you feel about someone who has repeatedly (as in about six times that I found with one seconds Googling) publicly flipped off his opponents? Here's one example, directed at a man I don't care for politically but someone whose honor and sacrifice for his country deserved better treatment. Sort of like the false, malicious charge you tried to level at Christie, except this really happened. Several times in fact.
Obama is not a uniter – quite the opposite.
He’ll often identify potential political divisions among people and then exploit them. It’s right out of the Saul Alinksy playbook. Obama usually uses surrogates to do the dividing, while he pretends to be above the division. He’ll pretend to be cool and even disengaged, and then step in as the “voice of reason”. It’s an act.
Now that he’s in full campaign mode, Obama is putting himself more front and center. Calling conservatives ignorant is an easy meme. It flatters his constituency. Expect even more attacks based on expert opinion and cherry-picked selective facts, even when they defy reason and common sense.
Obama is playing a long game. Much of what he’s already done only gets phased in over time. ObamaCare for one. We’ve already “broken the bank” on current trajectory.
MSM is complicit by not reporting well, FOX included. But it’s hard to ignore gas prices at the pump, which is why this may be the defining issue of the 2012 election.
In most Presidential elections, cool wins. I don’t think this is true for 2012, but YMMV. Which is why I’ve long believed the Republicans need a fighter as their candidate in 2012.
Christie is a fighter. Granted, he may not export well from New Jersey but he may.
Christie has shouted down Clowns in the Crowd before. It’s part of his shtick. The opposition likes to use Clowns in the Crowd to disrupt rational discourse. Some of these Clowns have prominent place in MSM.
There are lots of folks who have served the US in the military with distinction and sacrifice. They’re not all SEALs. Methinks we’re making SEALs into a First Citizen cult. Obama is exploiting them. Am I wrong?