Thursday, October 20, 2011

Overheard at Table 2: Conservative Smokescreen

"I don't know what it is, but there's a term for this, it's when you are doing something, but you accuse the other person of doing it first, so that you can get away with it yourself, and I've really noticed this for a couple of years now, with all these conservatives and their radio and tv and books and everything, and it's just weird - like

"The conservatives are rewriting history, by accusing the liberals of rewriting history,

"The conservatives have taken control of the mainstream media, by claiming that the liberals control the mainstream media,

"The conservatives want to set up concentration camps for illegal immigrants and consolidate power in one small group, by calling the liberals Nazi fascist.

(and don't even get me started on how they can call liberals Fascist AND Socialist in the same breath - that's just like calling one piece of food a potato chip AND a corn dog)

"But anyway, don't you find that weird? Also, the conservatives bring government to a standstill, they've osbtinately refused to do ANYTHING for the past three years, and then they blame the liberals for ineffective government. They kill every bill, even their own, just to prove that government isn't doing anything at all. They hate government, but they want to run it.

"These guys are nuts. Conservatives are mean-spirited and wholly disfunctional. And yet they are the largest ideological BLOC in the country. They're the largest ideological bloc by claiming that the Liberals are the largest ideological bloc.

"Is everyone nuts here, or is it just me?"

and I hear his friend say,

"It's just that you intellectuals are ruining this country for the rest of us by always having to second guess everything. Just lie back and think of America, and let Big Business have its way with ya!"

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