No need to go into the details. The hand wringers of the mainstream left accuse conservatives of not reading or communicating with them.
How would they know?
You access a “mainstream” Internet news site. You read some article published on, say, the Huff Post or Yahoo.
Comments are invited.
The article or opinion is the usual lefty crap. You think you might very politely let them know where they have fallen into error.
Leave comment . OK
Sign in first please. Huh? OK.
Register first please. Ah … well, OK
Then: Sorry, administrative trouble, try back later.
In the meantime the string of self-congratulating liberal pseudo-intellectuals grows ever longer.
“I’m not interested in this dog and pony show” you tell yourself.
“There is no point in even bothering” you say.
“But someone ought to set them straight on a certain matter of fact.”
Against your better judgement you persist. Register. Sign in. Write. Send. Oops! You encounter this:
It’s not like we want to monitor and record everything
And the left complains about the chilling of communication and “free speech” … [This is where you say "Har dee har har!" in your best braying snort]
That’s why blogs like this exist; in part because the left just isn’t worth the trouble it takes to even try and talk with them.
Commenter AOTC annoyed at the activities of the shameless Alan Grayson, has observed that she imagines that he might look like a notorious and casual liar whose commenting privileges we had to suspend and whose person we had to ban from this site.
This is probably something many wonder about or would comment on: whether the fact that X looks like Y possibly means anything in moral terms. We would cite Chris Matthews as a prime instance of this line of thinking.
Though, I would say, Matthews went a bit over the top with his remarks regarding conservatives rallying around those menacing ultra-male politicians with the “black Irish” kinds of looks which Chrissy finds so alarming in Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz.
The late of comment and now unlamented non-presence Perry Hood, seems to think in the same vein. He wants to hang Joe McCarthy around Ted Cruz’ neck on the basis of a supposed physical resemblance.
But then, as with so much else involving the old Gap Bridger’s work, it’s difficult to sort out what might be the fellow traveler’s own ideas and work from what it is that he has just received in his email in box “for immediate publication” from Kos Central.
Wherever it is that this Matthews-Hood guilt by phenotype meme actually originates, I don’t necessarily buy into it; and I certainly would not morally indict anyone on the basis of their looks.
But if following Matthew’s lead for fun I were to look for resemblances among morally suspect persons, and Grayson were the standard of comparison, then, as far as looks go, I find the following comparisons as or more likely than Cruz/McCarthy.
Alan Grayson, propagandist
With this, for example …
Not, we should make clear, that their both sharing piggish features means that they also share exactly the same totalitarian/collectivist ideologies.
One, Martin Borman was a notorious national socialist from Germany, while the other, now of Florida is apparently a different sub-type of left-fascist. As grounds for this latter characterization, I think that we can confidently cite Grayson’s support of the individual mandate as clearly defining his ideological stance when it comes to “bundled” responsibility. A Sozialstaat man, obviously; and he looks it.
Here’s another fellow of their stripe for comparison’s sake …
Hmm. Does give you some pause to wonder, doesn’t it …