If it weren’t so serious it would be laughable to listen to the tortured arguments from the Left that we are fighting “extremists” not “Islamic Extremists”. Martha McCallum, asked State Department spokesperson, Marie Harf (the fact that she is a State Department spokesperson is laughable on it’s own) why “Islamic Extremism” was so hard to say. Miss Harf replied that it wasn’t hard to say but it wasn’t the only kind of extremism we face. Really? What other kind are we seeing?
Miss Harf said, “…the terrorists who are acting in the name of Islam are perverting the religion”………except they’re not. The Qur’an does say infidels must convert or die. Apostates must die. The terrorists are not perverting the Qur’an. While we know not all Muslims are willing to kill anyone, just as not all Germans were Nazis, but they know the Qur’an condones it.
On Sunday shows, Eric Holder was asked numerous times and ways if this wasn’t Islamic terrorism and he just wouldn’t say it. He said they were “radical extremists”. The Left just refuses to acknowledge Islam is a threat to the Western world.
We’ve all had enough discussions with Leftists and heard enough of them on television, radio and in print to know they are all on the same page. I’ve often marveled at it. They use the exact same words to explain or defend a policy. It’s as if they get a memo every morning with the talking points and all stay on script. How many times did we hear “…it was a spontaneous attack due to a video…” I’ve never understood why no one on the Left questions anything about their policies or positions even when they are colossal failures.
According to the Left ALL Conservatives are racist, homophobic, and anti-woman and they will search high and low for an exception to the rule to use to indite all the rest. However, in spite of 99% of all the terrorists acts in the last 20 years having been committed by Muslims, they refuse to identify Muslims as terrorists. And while accusing ALL Conservatives of being racist, homophobic, and anti-woman, they never speak of the fact that under Sharia law, women have no rights and being homosexual can get you a death sentence. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2868419/Thrown-roof-gay-ISIS-release-chilling-new-images-brutal-execution-man-guilty-sodomy.html
The Left would like us to believe everything is morally equivalent. Rabbi Michael Lerner in the Huffington Post said he feared the Islamic extremists as much as he feared the Christian extremists in Congress. Of course, you remember Christians beheading people and Christian suicide bombers blowing up buses and subways, don’t you? We’re to believe Islamic terrorists beheading journalists on TV, murdering satirists for mocking them and flying planes, filled with innocent people into buildings filled with innocent people, is morally equivalent to Christians not wanting to be forced to pay for birth control or make wedding cakes for gays.
Our Leftist friends remind me of the horror movies where the girl, being chased by the boogey man, runs upstairs where there is no escape instead of running out the front door to a neighbor. They don’t seem to be able to recognize danger when it’s chasing them up the stairs. “These are not the droids you are looking for.”
You have to wonder how none on the Left seem to have an original thought or the ability to have an objective opinion. On social media those that support the Left say the same things, give the same arguments, quote the same statistics. Have you checked the ingredients in Red Bull? Has Kale been sprayed with something? Are strange pods being grown on a collective farm somewhere? Why are there no differences of opinion on the Left?
How many times have you heard a Leftist say, “8 million people now have insurance that didn’t have it before”? These aren’t stupid people. They know the number is fabricated. They know a vast number signed up for Medicaid and were already eligible. They know even more people had their policies cancelled and can’t afford a new policy. They know the deductible for many families is so high they will be paying premiums they can’t afford for insurance they will likely never use. But not one of them will say it.
The same people who would never accuse an abused women of provoking her abuse, who would never blame a woman for her own rape, turn themselves into pretzels telling us we provoke terrorist attacks. They have been telling us since 9/11 that America is to blame, that we offended Islam and we get what we get. Where is it written that no one is ever to be offended? I’m offended by women wearing burkas, I’m offended genital mutilation, I’m offended by homosexuals being stoned, I’m offended by innocent men being beheaded on television, I’m offended by people entering this country illegally and making demands, and I’m even more offended by my government ignoring the Constitution and the Will of the People.
We would all agree that if we give our children everything they want, don’t require them to “earn” anything, bail them out when they get into debt, and make excuses for their bad behavior, they will never learn to take care of themselves and parents will have to bail them out the rest of their lives. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t agree that teaching people to fish is better than giving them fish. Yet, the Left is incapable of applying those concepts to welfare or other entitlements.
One of the most ludicrous claims the Left makes is “You didn’t make that”. They say you use roads, bridges, police, fire, etc. paid for by government. They say you went to schools paid for by government. Yes, everyone uses and benefits from those services. They are paid for with taxes and businesses, not only pay a large percentage of those taxes, they provide jobs for people who pay taxes. And yes, while everyone uses roads and bridges, police and fire, not everyone then builds a business. But more important is that a large percentage of the population that uses those services, pay NO taxes for them and get “earned income refunds” that takes money from them. People who pay no taxes are entitled to services they paid nothing for but the Left says businesses, who pay a large share of the taxes, aren’t paying their “fair share”. Huh?
I’ve recognized this is how the Left operates for a long time. But I couldn’t understand why. Then it occurred to me, it’s because they are collectivists. They don’t believe in individual rights, therefore individual thinking. They’re the “one size fits all”, “everybody gets a trophy”, “your children don’t belong to you”, “you didn’t built that”, crowd. If you believe in BIG government and that the collective is more desirable than individual rights, group think is necessary.
The Right has it’s own problems. And it’s precisely because they believe in individual rights that they do. Individuals have individual goals and desires. What is THE most important issue to one person may not even be on the radar of another. And because of that the Right spends more time fighting other Republicans than fighting Democrats, more time throwing their own people under the bus than attacking Leftist policies.
The Left will circle their wagons and protect their most reprehensible member (think Anthony Weiner) because the collective is more important than individuals or principals, where the Right will throw a member under the bus (think Todd Akin) as a matter of principal. The truth is the Republican leadership has no principals but they know their base does and they use that as justification to get rid of people they don’t like. Todd Akin had the highest Conservative rating in Congress.
Karl Rove started a PAC to campaign against Conservative candidates. His PAC’s targets are favorites of the Right, like Mike Lee, Steve King, Louie Gohmert, etc. We just witnessed, during the primaries, the GOP used unethical tactics to protect Thad Cochran from Conservative challenger Chris McDaniel.
Mia Love is another example. One day everyone was celebrating her win and bragging about the FIRST Black Conservative woman to be elected to Congress. The next day they swore she was unredeemable because she voted for Boehner. A similar about face happened to Scott Brown when he was elected Senator in Ted Kennedy’s seat. It was a historic victory for Republicans to win a seat held by Democrats for decades. But as soon as Brown voted for something the Right didn’t like they turned their back on him and he lost his next election. They don’t seem to understand that from a state as Liberal as Massachusetts, Scott Brown was as Conservative as anyone could expect and keeping him in that seat is smarter than giving it back to the Democrats.
Conservatives, by definition, are conservative. They are responsible people who don’t want anything from the government except to protect their person, property and rights and then leave them alone. They know they are capable of taking care of themselves and their families and know everyone, except the truly handicapped, are capable of the same. They know people have different beliefs, goals, tastes and desires. They believe people should be free to pursue their lives as they wish as long as they don’t harm anyone. Conservatives believe in the Constitution and the Rule of Law and just assumed everyone else did.
The Left (Progressives) never give up. Never. No matter how unpopular an issue is, no matter how many times it is voted down, the Left never stops pushing for it. The Right is all too willing to compromise and give up on what they think is an “unpopular” issue. A perfect example is gay marriage. Before the Clintons and Obamas opinions on gay marriage “evolved” and they came out in favor of it, gay marriage was voted down every time it was brought to a vote. Liberal California voted it down twice. And yet, the reason California and more and more other states allow gay marriage is due to courts overturning state elections, not due to people changing their minds. But I hear the Right say, we need to move on because we’ve lost that battle. Funny, the Left NEVER says that. The NEVER move on. We lose these battles because we give up. The Left wins because they don’t.
The Right doesn’t like confrontations or being called names. The Left understands that and doubles down on it. They mock the Right, they pretend the Right is a small minority of nut jobs, even though the majority of this country identifies themselves as Conservative. Too many on the Right fold under this kind of assault. They are all too willing to “compromise” and the compromise always moves us farther and farther left.
The Left hires psychologists and sociologists and public relations companies to help them find the words and messages that appeal to people even when they are destructive and/or a lie. The Right is the WORST at messaging. They are on the right side of the issues. They are for the Rule of Law but they can’t seem to make an effective argument for it.
If the Right wants to survive, it needs to take some lessons from the Left. It needs to stop giving up, stop compromising, stop ceding power. The leadership of the GOP has surrendered the fight against Obamacare without a fight. Will someone, please, tell the Republicans they won!