Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Liberal Conceit

We all know liberal condescension. "Why are Americans so anti-intellectual?" your liberal friend might ask. But Gerard Alexander has written about it -- in the Washington Post. "Why are liberals so condescending?" he asks. Why indeed?

Your average liberal exhibits four kinds of condescension, according to Alexander. There's the notion that conservatives win elections and policy debates not because of the power of ideas, but "because they deploy brilliant and sinister campaign tactics." Obviously this leads into the second notion that "if conservative leaders are crass manipulators, then the rank-and-file Americans who support them must be manipulated at best, or stupid at worst." This idea has won Thomas Frank, author of What's the Matter with Kansas?, a weekly column at The Wall Street Journal.

Then there's the conservatives-are-racists meme. "It is now an article of faith among many liberals that Republicans win elections because they tap into white prejudice against blacks and immigrants." This one started with Richard Nixon's Southern strategy to win votes in the Old South.

Finally, liberals believe that "conservatives are driven purely by emotion and anxiety -- including fear of change -- whereas liberals have the harder task of appealing to evidence and logic."
READ THE REST - At American Thinker

Also check out the Graph of the Day for February 9, 2010

Soros influence on Obama politics and policy

In the ARE YOU SERIOUS category...

WH counterterrorism chief: Criticizing Obama only aids Al Qaeda - Sister Toldjah


cmblake6 said...

Dude! Where are you at? Haven't seen you over at the Rott in forever!

Gaius Lawrenitis Negris said...

Man I've been going through some shit. Was not even blogging here much back in Dec/Jan. Have not had the MoJo to post on the Rott. I will post again soon.
Thanks for asking.

Peace G