Isn't that part of the fun? :lol: I don't recall calling names except in retaliation. I can take it, but I will dish it out in return. Like Cons suggesting I'm delusional. I never suggested that name calling is a tactic exclusive to the left, that was him projecting that idea upon me.Guys, there's no need to go off attacking each other just because you have differing political opinions.
Oh wait. You both just proved the point I've been wanting to make for a long time. Both sides point fingers and call names.
My point with this thread is that the liberal/democrat elite, RINOs (like McCain), and those "moderates" of any affiliation who are really just career politicians who want to stay in the club, are out of touch with popular opinion. They have been ruling in conflict with the will of the majority. At first, when it was all rhetoric and generalizations, middle america supported the "high ideals" without specificity. Now, with the broken promise of job creation and economic recovery, record bankruptcy and forclosure, declining real estate values, unprecedented expansion of the federal government and the deficit, and the uncertain and pessimestic vision of the future, middle america is turning away from the establishment politicians. Since these establishment politicians have little or no success to point to and say "Look at my record, this is the worthwhile work I have done while serving my constituients" they will rely on demonizing those who are not of their "class" in order to try a last ditch effort to secure their own personal position of power, wealth, and status.
There are a few of those labels that will be the liberal and/or elite catchphrase of the coming election season intended especially for the grassroots conservative/liberatarian/tea party candidates: Radical & Extremist (These will join the old standbys: racist, bigot, sexist, homophobe, and the latest addition: islamophobe.)
My intent was not to "rail against it" as Tuck suggested. It is to shine a light on it. I'm suggesting that these are the talking points of the upcoming "silly season" of sound bites, attack ads, and general avoidance of/distraction from the issues in the "campaign" time before the elections in November.
I guess since nobody really wanted to debate the points made in the article it was more fun to just throw sand.:lol: