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Liberals Embrace the Smug Life

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Also sprach Vox, the young people's liberal zine, who scored this spectacular own goal:

“There is a smug style in American liberalism,” wrote Emmett Rensin. “It is a way of conducting politics, predicated on the belief that American life is not divided by moral difference or policy divergence — not really — but by the failure of half the country to know what’s good for them.”

It gets better: Writes Rensin, “Nothing is more confounding to the smug style than the fact that the average Republican is better educated and has a higher IQ than the average Democrat. That for every overpowered study finding superior liberal open-mindedness and intellect and knowledge, there is one to suggest that Republicans have the better of these qualities.”

Wow.

Rensin calls out posturing progressivism for its “condescending, defensive sneer toward any person or movement outside of its consensus, dressed up as a monopoly on reason.” He notes that the base of the Democratic party morphed from working-class whites to an ungainly coalition of elite coastal professionals and minorities “largely excluded” from “decision-making.”

Rejected by their own core, the Democrats looked for excuses. It couldn’t be that their message was repellent to the masses. So they satisfied themselves with “the theory that conservatism, and particularly the kind embraced by those out there in the country, was not a political ideology at all. . . . Stupid hicks don’t know what’s good for them. They’re getting conned by right-wingers and tent revivalists until they believe all the lies that’ve made them so wrong. They don’t know any better. That’s why they’re voting against their own self-interest.”

Whow. A fundamental failure of empathy on the part of progressives. Maybe they should do something to help the working class people they claim to represent rather than pouring scorn on them.

Liberals embrace the smug life | New York Post
 

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Man, you are like only the fourth or fifth person to link this opinion piece telling you what to think...
 

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Ah yes, I was getting withdrawals from my usual dose of lowdown.

"Librelz baddy peple, naw yawk pawst tel ma so!".
 

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The Ultra Conservative Rag the NY Post has an opinion piece critical of Liberals? I am SHOCKED I tell you, SHOCKED. (that gambling is going on here)

I guess some people need other people's opinions to tell them what to do, how to think, and who to hate.
 

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Also sprach Vox, the young people's liberal zine, who scored this spectacular own goal:



Wow.



Whow. A fundamental failure of empathy on the part of progressives. Maybe they should do something to help the working class people they claim to represent rather than pouring scorn on them.

Liberals embrace the smug life | New York Post
I guess the question I have for the author is:

"If you claim 'their message was repellent to the masses', why have the Dems won the national Presidential vote every-time for the past two decades"?

There seems to be a disconnect between that claimed, and votes cast.
 

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Man, you are like only the fourth or fifth person to link this opinion piece telling you what to think...

You don't mind if I start a thread on it next week do you?
 

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Also sprach Vox, the young people's liberal zine, who scored this spectacular own goal:



Wow.



Whow. A fundamental failure of empathy on the part of progressives. Maybe they should do something to help the working class people they claim to represent rather than pouring scorn on them.

Liberals embrace the smug life | New York Post
You need more prunes in your diet.
 

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Go for it, I can always use a good laugh.

I'm going to put a different spin on it though. In my thread I'm going to label liberals as bad people. What do you think?
 

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I'm going to put a different spin on it though. In my thread I'm going to label liberals as bad people. What do you think?

Very catchy. I am sure it will work for you.
 

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Also sprach Vox, the young people's liberal zine, who scored this spectacular own goal:



Wow.



Whow. A fundamental failure of empathy on the part of progressives. Maybe they should do something to help the working class people they claim to represent rather than pouring scorn on them.

Liberals embrace the smug life | New York Post

There's that whining sound again. Hear it, over there to the right?
It seems like the only participation conservatives can find for themselves in society is to complain about liberals, what liberals say, what liberals do.
It's become the right whinge. You guys are right whingers.



whinge
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1. complain persistently and in a peevish or irritating way.
 

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There's that whining sound again. Hear it, over there to the right?
It seems like the only participation conservatives can find for themselves in society is to complain about liberals, what liberals say, what liberals do.
It's become the right whinge. You guys are right whingers.



whinge
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1. complain persistently and in a peevish or irritating way.
I think what you bring-up here is emblematic of the party, that's for sure.

After 8 years of obstruction and complaints, their candidates "run against". No plans, no future, just to "stop people & things". Now an outsider comes into the party, and they turn on stopping him! Money grabbing greedy a-holes is what they are. Seriously, what are their plans for the future besides their ascent into power? None! Nada! Zilch! All they want is the power, they have nothing to offer.

And as crazy as building a wall sounds, the outsider at least offers *something*! Which is why he essentially knocked all 16 of them out; well 14 straight away, 15 lost but refuses to leave, and 16 hangs around but cannot win except by insider shenanigans.
 

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I think what you bring-up here is emblematic of the party, that's for sure.

After 8 years of obstruction and complaints, their candidates "run against". No plans, no future, just to "stop people & things". Now an outsider comes into the party, and they turn on stopping him! Money grabbing greedy a-holes is what they are. Seriously, what are their plans for the future besides their ascent into power? None! Nada! Zilch! All they want is the power, they have nothing to offer.

And as crazy as building a wall sounds, the outsider at least offers *something*! Which is why he essentially knocked all 16 of them out; well 14 straight away, 15 lost but refuses to leave, and 16 hangs around but cannot win except by insider shenanigans.

It's a complete fustercluck. The only politicians in the world that Trump could beat are the other clowns the Republican Party has put forward, and ironically enough Trump might be the only one in the world Clinton could beat.
A four-year cryogenic hibernation is the best option for all thinking Americans. Wake up, and it'll be like Charlie Manson's Helter-Skelter- an intelligence and leadership void waiting to be stepped into.
 

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It's a complete fustercluck. The totally only politicians in the world that Trump could beat are the other clowns the Republican Party has put forward, and ironically enough Trump might be the only one in the world Clinton could beat.
A four-year cryogenic hibernation is the best option for all thinking Americans. Wake up, and it'll be like Charlie Manson's Helter-Skelter- an intelligence and leadership void waiting to be stepped into.
You know, when I think about it in those terms, it is totally screwed.

He polls far behind the badly hindered weak Dem candidate by something like 15pts. Yet he walks all over every GOP candidate and the entire party!

I really think it's because they as a party have nothing to offer. Yes, they claim conservative values; and there's still a fair number of conservatives left in the country. Though after looking at Trump's and Bernie's rise, it seems liberalism and moderation are definitely alive and growing. But what else are they offering to do? Where is the budget in an election year for them to rally around? There's none! Because they can't agree on one! They can't govern! They can't even hold their party together! So why elevate them to complete power & control of the government?

It makes no sense to turn the White House over to them.
 

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I guess the question I have for the author is:

"If you claim 'their message was repellent to the masses', why have the Dems won the national Presidential vote every-time for the past two decades"?

There seems to be a disconnect between that claimed, and votes cast.

The Left did NOT win the Presidential Elections, they used massive voter fraud to STEAL the elections!

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The Left did NOT win the Presidential Elections, they used massive voter fraud to STEAL the elections!

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That would be what we call a lie. Why do you feel the need to lie about things instead of using things like facts?
 

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The Left did NOT win the Presidential Elections, they used massive voter fraud to STEAL the elections!

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I believe Obama stole his re-election, too.
 

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Also sprach Vox, the young people's liberal zine, who scored this spectacular own goal:



Wow.



Whow. A fundamental failure of empathy on the part of progressives. Maybe they should do something to help the working class people they claim to represent rather than pouring scorn on them.

Liberals embrace the smug life | New York Post
And the Conservative example of someone that will help the little guy is Trump, yeah right.
 

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There's that whining sound again. Hear it, over there to the right?
It seems like the only participation conservatives can find for themselves in society is to complain about liberals, what liberals say, what liberals do.
It's become the right whinge. You guys are right whingers.

whinge
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1. complain persistently and in a peevish or irritating way.

So right wingers are acting just like left wingers now?
 

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There are two types of Progressive Liberals:

1. Socialists attempting to lie about what they are.

2. Useful Idiots who join up because they think it’s cool or they like a social issue (abortion, gay rights). But they don’t realize they are giving support to the most destructive political/economic ideology the world has ever seen.

A close examination of the governing platforms of both Socialism and Communism shows the absolute only difference between the two is Socialist try to claim they can function without a Totalitarian Dictatorship.

The problem with that is Socialism is so antithetical to human nature that people have to be forced to do it. This can only happen with an all powerful centralized government controlling everything AKA a Totalitarian Dictatorship.
 
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