After years of witnessing liberals accuse their opponents of racism, homophobia, evil, and just plain stupidity, it prompted me to respond with the rhetorical “Why God Makes Middle Fingers.” The left routinely denigrates the right and when they find themselves on the losing end of an election, liberals demand that the people they demeaned reach out to them.
In my article, I conclude that if Republicans really were that evil, they would use those middle fingers. Instead, they take the bait and offer up the demanded olive branch with nary a “thank you” to show before the insults from the left fly again.
We are at that middle finger moment yet again.
Read any column today from a progressive, any liberal blog, listen to any of their talk radio shows, or just their casual conversations amongst their own, and you’ll hear the same thing: the Tea Party is full of bitter clingers, Astroturf bigots, racists, and most of all: morons.
The liberal superiority complex is nothing new, but I fail to understand (and that could be because I’m a stupid conservative) how public name-calling could make me think to myself, “You know, those liberals are right. Democrat programs and spending ARE best for America and I need to see to it they stay in power!”
During those dark days when I was a candidate, I would have NEVER thought to encourage my supporters to publicly denigrate the motives or intelligence of my opponents. I always considered it an exercise in persuasion; trying to use a logical argument to sway their thinking towards mine so I could earn their vote. Calling opponents “morons” strikes me as a tad counterproductive.
When the left wins an election, it’s because it was the “will of the people.” But when they lose, they claim it’s because the American people were too stupid to understand their points, what their defeat would ultimately mean, or the election was stolen from them (a recent favorite).
With all the diversionary accusations of “foreign money” influencing the midterms, the president and his supporters are seeking to delegitimize potential Republican gains. It’s not because President Obama and the liberals in the House targeted business from day one, or created a climate of uncertainty that’s stifled job creation, home sales, and the economy in general. Nah, it’s because the American people who opposed those policies were just too stupid to know what was good for them. We’ll also be expected to buy into the notion that stupid people were somehow still smart enough to defeat their “progressive heroes.”
So go ahead: give the finger to Tea Party rallies, insult Republican women and minority candidates, and laugh at the utter stupidity of those who will soon defeat you. When it’s all over come November 3rd, we expect to see you get in our faces and demand we now “share power.” Again I contend, this is why God makes little fingers. While in the past, we’ve taken the high road and attempted to accommodate those demands, we also know what little we get out of it.
If we use those middle fingers this time, go ahead and whine. You have it coming.
Bob Parks is the founder of Black-And-Right.com.