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: The New York Times