Wednesday, July 15, 2009

It's just what they do (so consider the source!)

By John Kubicek

You know when you are winning, in the great battle for hearts and minds, when the other side has to lower themselves to the point of having to demean their opponents. And one more time, as would be expected, a liberal has to try to call the Governor of Alaska "dumb". Oh, how so original!

So, I'm watching Hannity tonight, and Sean and his panel are talking about Sonia Sotomayor, and the Senate hearings on Tuesday. However, out of nowhere, one of the panelists, left-wing Hollywood liberal Tom Arnold comes up with a slam on Governor Sarah Palin. It was completely off the topic. He had to slip it in, because that is what liberals know how to do best. They're all about denigrating the opposition. This had to do with Sarah's column that the Washington Post posted on Tuesday, "The 'Cap And Tax' Dead End" ~ By Sarah Palin.

I think that you should see this segment to get the gist of what I'm saying:

Let me ask: Do you see what is going on here? Do we dare question "the authorities?" Do we dare to say that man-caused global warming is not only a myth, but a dangerous and criminal scam on America? Can we dare to call a duck a duck, and mention that Barack Hussein Obama may not be qualified to be President of the United States under the eligibility requirements of the Constitution in Article 2, Section 1? How dare we ask him to produce his long-form birth certificate!

And while he may not even be constitionally eligible to be the President of the United States, he is purposefully... intentionally... and with malice aforethought, destroying this country economically. It is amusing to see how bad a person could be torn to shreds for suspecting that Obama could be a globalist, not to mention, a Marxist... even when it would seem to be true.

For over two years, I had submitted many stories from on to Many of the articles I submitted were by Joseph Farah, Pat Boone and Chuck Norris. Rarely were there any negative comments on those threads that weren't completely derogatory regarding the authors. Those negative comments didn't discuss why the column was wrong in their opinion, other than saying the writer was irrelevant or in some way lacking intelligence.

There are so many more examples that I can produce to make my point. Where would I even start? Would it be with the way atheists disparage Christians? The way that Perez Hilton ridiculed Carrie Prejean for her courageous act of saying what she believes? And of course, I'd want to mention David Letterman's derisive joke about Sarah Palin's family not too long ago. But the most extreme illustration in supporting my case is during those eight years when George W. Bush was President. There was never any end to the contemptuous, disdainful rhetoric regarding the President's speaking gaffes.

Im hoping that Governor Sarah Palin, soon to be a private citizen, will understand that no matter what she does now, she will be be continuously assailed on a very personal basis. But there is a positive thing to come from the situation if she handles it right. All she needs to be able to do is deal with it, and teach us "tea-bagging rednecks from fly-over country that cling to our guns and bibles" that we will be attacked, too, and that is just what the detracters will continue to do.

So what do we need to learn? It's easy: Just consider the source!

If that isn't possible for you to develop a thick skin and ignore the guffaws from the cheap-shot section, then you better learn how to conform to the worldly vision of how America should be. When you are attacked for expressing your values, just consider the source, and brush it off. Some of the barbs that get shot our way will hurt. Get used to it, or get out of the battle.

The 'Cap And Tax' Dead End ~ By Sarah Palin

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Bruce said...

You have just articulated what has been nagging at me in my thoughts for years now. The hallmark of the supposed "tolerant" left is the absolute unwillingness to acknowledge any opinions or ideas other than their own as valid. When backed into an intellectual or political corner, rather than admit their mistakes, they begin the insults and name calling, as if that is some sort of face saving technique. In my mind it only weakens their arguments and positions. It seems that no one (at least on the left) wants to debate anymore. Instead, name calling is the weapon of the day. Well, all I can day at this point is, " I'm rubber and you're glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you!" Perhaps they will understand this better...

Anonymous said...

While I don't really agree with what tom has to say it, is interesting how you referred to him as "left-wing Hollywood liberal Tom Arnold." You can't pretend that your usage of the words "left-wing Hollywood liberal" are not perjorative. Its very common for Right wingers to use those words as a way to discredit, and certainly make fun of other TV talking heads. Whats interesting here is that you did it in a piece about how you dislike it when Liberals call conservatives names, or slam them in another, nontopical way. That makes you something...but its a name you may not like...You, my friend, are a hypocrite.

"a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, esp. one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements."

I commend you however for speaking out. I do not agree with you in basically any way, but you have every right to speak your mind. You shouldn't read anything into internet comments though, from any website (disregard mine if you like) for 2 reasons. 1)Postings are anonymous, because of this people say whatever hateful or irrational thing they are thinking, because there are no consequences. 2) Conservatives are just as guilty of this as everyone else. Go to youtube and grab any video of Obama. I guarantee, on the first page of the comments there will be at least one racist statement.

And for the record, I am an Athiest, and I have nothing against Christians (or any religion for that matter). I was raised Christian in fact, and thats a primary reason as to why I no longer believe.

If you would like to have a rational discussion about politics, and thi hypocracy of the right AND left wing, you can email me at

John Kubicek said...

@Anonymous ~ July 17, 2009 5:59 PM

No, the truth is, "left-wing Hollywood liberal Tom Arnold" isn't meant to be pejorative, unless YOU think it is. It is only a label. Yes, you are correct in saying there are some people on the Right that may mean it as a way to discredit some of those on the Left. However, Random House dictionary defines "pejorative" as "having a disparaging, derogatory, or belittling effect or force," and the words "left-wing Hollywood liberal" do not contain any words whatsoever that are derogatory. What Tom Arnold said WAS derogatory, to say the least. Nor do those words I used belittle anyone, especially Tom Arnold. It seems that you are the one that is offended by those words. I'm not a hypocrit because I used those words.

And by the way, Mr/Ms Anonymous, I am NOT the one who is writing "anonymously," as you are. But, like you said, that is what some people choose to do.

Also, just because somebody writes a racist comment on a youtube video about Obama, that does NOT mean that person is a Conservative! But, there you go, trying to be a detractor of the Conservatives, by calling us all racists.

You certainly have Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" tactics down pat. You should be tutoring Tom Arnold!

One last point, the "right wing detractors" would not have said it the way I did. They would have said, "left-wing HOLLYWEIRD liberal Tom Arnold!" I'm just sayin'...