Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Rise of Hoffman Unhinges The Left

Now that über RINO Dede Scozzafava has dropped out and come out, the left is now becoming unhinged by the rise of Doug Hoffman. Today we were treated to their mad ramblings.

First is Frank Rich from the New York Times. In a very bizarre piece titled “The G.O.P. Stalinists Invade Upstate New York”.  Throughout Rich’s intellectually dishonest diatribe, Rich tries to paint the conservative movement as a crazy cabal aligned against what he considers mainstream Republicans all the while using Stalinists tactics to achieve their ends.

The more rightists who win G.O.P. primaries, the greater the Democrats’ prospects next year. But the electoral math is less interesting than the pathology of this movement. Its antecedent can be found in the early 1960s, when radical-right hysteria carried some of the same traits we’re seeing now: seething rage, fear of minorities, maniacal contempt for government, and a Freudian tendency to mimic the excesses of political foes. Writing in 1964 of that era’s equivalent to today’s tea party cells, the historian Richard Hofstadter observed that the John Birch Society’s “ruthless prosecution” of its own ideological war often mimicked the tactics of its Communist enemies.
The same could be said of Beck, Palin and their acolytes. Though they constantly liken the president to various totalitarian dictators, it is they who are re-enacting Stalinism in full purge mode. They drove out Arlen Specter, and now want to “melt Snowe” (as the blog Red State put it). The same Republicans who once deplored Democrats for refusing to let an anti-abortion dissident, Gov. Robert Casey of Pennsylvania, speak at the 1992 Clinton convention now routinely banish any dissenters in their own camp.
Next up we have White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett, who had this to say about the NY-23 race to George Stephanopoulos:
 [Via: Politico] Asked what the New York development shows about the Republican Party leadership, Jarrett said: “I think it’s becoming more and more extreme, and more and more marginalized. Look at the number of people who actually say that they’re registered, consider themselves a Republican. And if that’s the direction they want to go, fine. What we’re going to do is what we’ve always done. And that is, we’re going to reach out.
“We’re going to try to include as many people to be a part of our governing process — being open, being transparent,” Jarrett continued. “And we’ll let the American people decide. And right now what you see is a great deal of momentum moving forward, for example, on health care. The American people want change. They don’t want the same old health-care system that’s not affordable, that doesn’t offer coverage to everybody, that keeps escalating in cost. And what we’ve seen from the Republicans is, really, a desire to have the status quo. And, George, that’s not acceptable anymore.”
See a pattern here? What both Rich and Jarrett are doing is trying to paint Hoffman and conservatives as extreme.  This to me reeks of a Plan B.  Since they pretty much know that Hoffman may defeat Owens on Tuesday, they have decided to Palinize him early and paint him as a right wing extremist.

This is a foolish tactic. Once again Gallup has shown that more Americans identify themselves as conservative. More independents are moving towards the conservative position on abortion, guns, unions, size of government and traditional values. At a mere 21% liberals are the ideological fringe in the country.  So, for both of these two barking moonbat liberals to pretend they represent mainstream American thought is laughable.

Mark my words; if Hoffman wins on Tuesday, the left will demonize him on Wednesday.  It is what they do best.

Via: Politico
Via: Gallup


Anonymous said...

You are right. They are scared. I'm seeing reports Rhambo and Schumer both called Dede asking her to endorse Owens. I wouldn't be surpirsed if Obama called personally, but they will never leak that because if they leak it and Hoffman wins, it will make Obama look very bad. After all, Obama won the district and thought he bought off the voters by picking off the district's Congressman to be Army Secretary. So what should be a very easy Democrat win is turning out to be a toss up.

Now for my Frank Rich anecdote.

I lived in NYC from 1993 to 2007. I worked 12 hour days, so Sunday's were when I could flip thru the NYT to get caught up on the week's events.

Around 2004, when it was becoming clear we weren't going to find WMD in Iraq, the vile, anti-Bush, anti-Cheney hatred being spewed by that idiot Frank Rich became so unbearable, I had no choice but to cancel my weekend subscription in 2004.

So congrats to Frank Rich and Paul Krugman, the #1 and #2 reasons why the NYT lost a decade long subscriber.


Opus #6 said...

We need more conservatives who are not afraid to stand up and ask if legislation is constitutional. Bachman has been alone too long.

Left Coast Rebel said...

Sharpening my pen to write on this too right now, I'll link you, nice summary!

conservative generation said...

I love the lefts perspective. The farther left they go, the crazier the rest of the country is. The sun revolves around the elites.

Chris W said...

I've always considered myself to be a down the middle libertarian who chooses to now register as an independent. I guess you could call me a Ron Paul Republican though.

If I'm forced to choose a side they need to remember the adage; if you push someone off the fence, don't be surprised when they land on the other side. Or something to that extent.

JMK said...

"The more rightists who win G.O.P. primaries, the greater the Democrats’ prospects next year. But the electoral math is less interesting than the pathology of this movement." (Frank Rich)
WoW! Proves that what I've said of Frank Rich for years is unquestionably true; Not only is he a quivering moral coward, but he's obviously (as they say on Staten Island) "half-a-retard" to boot.

The latest Gallup Poll (with a HUGE 168,000 polling sample) shows that 40% of Americans now self-identify as Conservative, compared to only 21% self-identifying as Liberal.

AND the percentage of Conservatives has been growing, having bottomed out in 2007 - 2008 at 37%!

That number COULD (and SHOULD) be significantly higher a year from now.

Frank Rich fits in great with the rest of the NY Times amateur hour "pundits."

Torrey M. Spears said...

God bless you, brother- this is a great blog! I invite you and your readers to yet another Black Conservative blog: Truth from a non-hyphenated American!

God bless!
- Torrey

Writer X said...

The more unhinged the Left gets, the more you know you're making an impact.

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