Quacks like a duck
Over at Fred Hiatt’s Vast Wasteland, Gerard Alexander finds it very hurtful that liberals are “condescending” to conservatives who are as fragile as a young girls dreams and every time you say something mean to them it’s like you’re breaking the horn off of one of their glass unicorns causing them to spiral into a fantasy world of psychosis and Ayn Rand novels.
Or as Elaine Benes once said:
ELAINE: Why do they call it a wedgie?
GEORGE: Because the underwear is pulled up from the back and … it wedges in..
JERRY: They also have an atomic wedgie. Now the goal there is to actually get the
waistband on top of the head. Very rare.
ELAINE: Boys are sick.
JERRY: Well what do girls do ?
ELAINE: We just tease someone ’til they develop an eating disorder.
But what does Gerard Alexander have to say for himself?
This worldview was on display in the popular liberal reaction to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Rather than engage in a discussion about the complexities of free speech in politics, liberals have largely argued that the decision will “open the floodgates for special interests” to influence American elections, as the president warned in his State of the Union address. In other words, it was all part of the conspiracy to support conservative candidates for their nefarious, self-serving ends.
It follows that the thinkers, politicians and citizens who advance conservative ideas must be dupes, quacks or hired guns selling stories they know to be a sham.
Yeah, whatever Gerard.