It's just like everything. Dissent is patriotic...as long as it's done by a liberal.
Freshman senators can speak out of turn...as long as you're Al Frankin.
If someone on right disagrees, they are racist or obstructionist. Cruz is a wingnut who is rude.
Dissent during the Dubya years (aka "Stupid, unnecessary wars" years)--you were called a traitor and unAmerican. Now, it's patriotic? Riiiiight.
quote:yeah. You're right. We shouldn't question the establishment. We should just bow down to them. And do whatever they tell us. This questioning thing is so... difficult. And besides, they are doing such an awesome job running things in Washington. We need to get out of their way.
Cruz is a part of the problem. I don't get the valorization of another symptom rather than investing the time in a solution.
The funny thing, Cwill, is that yesterday I posted that the NYT ripped him in the Sunday edition. When you asked for a link I realized I read the Sat edition on Sunday. So as it turns out even when I make a mistake it's not a mistake.
This line of thought honestly confuses me. If "ideological excess" by either party is bad, does that not inherently mean that both parties have bad ideologies? If yes, why do people keep voting for them?
No doubt. John McCain and Mitt Romney are so hyper-conservative...
Yeah we need more anti-science religious nutjobs to further sink the Republican Party.
McCain picked Palin as his running mate.
quote:The very definition of "moderate"...
Romney didn't stand for anything
people looked to the general tone of the media narrative of the party for what to expect from him.