Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Libs Should Emote Less; Think More

Engram is back and making more sense (cents) than the Denver Mint.

May 18, 2009

Emote Less; Think More

The difference between a reasonable liberal and reasonable conservative is that a reasonable liberal leans a bit one way, whereas a reasonable conservative leans a bit the other way. By the time relatively minor policy differences bubble up to the superficial coverage provided by the mainstream media, they become greatly magnified and seem vastly more consequential than they really are. Setting aside a few hot button issues where compromise can be hard to find (e.g., abortion), the battle is fought between the 40 yard lines (as Charles Krauthammer once put it), not from one end-zone to the other. But that's not how it seems when people get politically hysterical, which they often do. Nowhere was this more apparent than when people were angrily accusing George Bush of "trampling on the Constitution" with his "imperial presidency."

If you really believed that the last election was about fundamental change -- as opposed to a fairly reasonable liberal moving the line a tad farther to the left -- then you should really take a tour through the many ways in which Obama is just like Bush.
And when you do, you should think about what it means for your own proclivity to descend into spasms of anger and hysteria over George Bush's national security policies.

There is a lesson in the stories summarized below, and the lesson is that no matter how smart you think you are, if you were beside yourself with anger as you watched George Bush trample on the Constitution over the last 8 years, then you are a relatively superficial thinker when it comes to politics.
You don't think so?
Then look at how Obama is behaving, and take it as an invitation to emote less and think more:

FULL TOUR of how Obama is just like Bush

7 Comments:

Blogger Otter said...

Recall anyone? Is that possible?

2:20 PM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

lol... I love it!
You are the first to say it... that I've heard.
Nicely played my friend... here's a cold Rainier "Raindeer-beer" for you.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Otter said...

mmmm....thanks. i'm a heineken kind of guy though. :)

4:44 PM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

Hey did you catch my bumper sticker of the day? It's just for you dude!

5:30 PM  
Blogger Otter said...

Yeah. Love it!

5:05 PM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

How's Seattle?
It's a beautiful area... would like to travel back up there someday.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Otter said...

Seattle is awesome! It is a very beautiful part of our country.

4:51 PM  

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