The Democrats’ Dead Horse


I’m fairly surprised the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke/Bill Maher/Democrat hypocrisy “scandal” still has legs. Not that I expected the Democrats were any more likely to give up on this Cirque de la Stupidité, but getting Democrats to understand their own folly is a fool’s errand, like wresting a bone away from my dog. I take that back. My dog has done nothing to deserve that kind of insult.

Considering the definitive and diverse opinions regarding this topic addressed by my fellow Personal Liberty Digest™ writers and me, combined with the global reach of Personal Liberty Digest™ (one of the top 10 libertarian sites on the planet), I would have thought Fluke would have been consigned to sorting Post-it notes in the basement of the Prince George’s County Health Department (or wherever the Democrats send their female sock puppets when they’re done with them. Has anyone seen Cindy Sheehan lately?)

Let’s see this for what it is. As I said last week, what Limbaugh said was artless and crude. What Maher, Chris Matthews, Ted Rall, Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann, that freak at Wonkette (no, I am not going to learn his/her/its name), the O’Donnells (Lawrence, the crazy one, and Rosie, the crazy fat one), the Schultzes (Ed, the fat one, and Debbie, the Wasserman- one), Michael Moore, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, Randi Rhodes, Thom Hartmann, Mike Malloy and any random handful of ACORN (or whatever they’re calling themselves now) volunteers say on a regular basis is artless and crude. Judging from some of the email Bob Livingston receives from some of you, what I say is artless and crude. Some of us are right. Others are — well — less so. I’ll have you know that I am an artiste rhétorique — especially when I’ve gotten into the scotch while I’m writing.

But there is no gain in trying to expose the liberal hypocrisy that once again has reared its misshapen head. Liberalism is defined by hypocrisy, yet there are plenty of liberals. Identifying their hypocrisy for them would be as useful as the aforementioned attempts to steal a bone from my dog. Even if you abscond with it, the dog won’t understand. Even if you put the hypocrisy of the liberal elite on display (again), liberals won’t understand; they’ll simply continue to hate you. They already hate you, so why bother? More importantly, conservatives can’t reap any benefit by wallowing in the pen with the liberal pigs; they’re playing a home game.

Arguing about Maher’s public displays of what are clearly some very serious mommy issues works entirely in the Democrats’ favor. What do you think they’d rather discuss: Barack Obama’s appalling ineptitude or Maher’s appalling misogyny? One threatens the very fabric of our society. The other threatens… Ann Coulter (or at least, he’d like to). Would they rather examine Obama’s shocking disregard for liberty or Olbermann’s shocking woman-hating rage? One could enslave us all. The other won’t come out of the bathroom unless everyone in the newsroom stops making fun of him. Would they rather converse on the topic of Attorney General Eric Holder’s potentially criminal acts during and after the disastrous Operation Fast and Furious or Rhodes’ desire to forcibly remove the reproductive organs of pro-life women? One carries a body count. The other — well — I doubt Rhodes would mind. Would they rather ruminate on Obama’s Energy Secretary Steven Chu admitting that the Administration doesn’t care about lowering fuel prices or Maddow’s penchant for slander? One is squeezing the economic life out of the middle class. The other was (I think) brought to life in Phil Griffin’s evil laboratory.

The list of crimes and misdemeanors committed by the Democrats under Obama’s regime is longer than I can possibly do justice in a scant few hundred words. Almost all of them are deserving of close scrutiny. And the Democrats are well aware of the fact that such scrutiny would cost them dearly this fall. Imagine a scenario in which not only do the voters send Obama packing for his Presidential museum, but they dispatch the current Democratic majority in the Senate along for the ride — permanently.

No wonder they’re trying so hard to steer the conversation away from their own failures and toward debates that are nearly as relevant to the state of our union as Fluke is to intelligent political discourse.

–Ben Crystal

Personal Liberty

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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