And You Wonder Why Progressives/Liberals/Communists Are Seen As Smug, Elitists, Hate Mongers and all Around A-Holes

David Carr | Maher | Low Sloping Foreheads (In Other Words Cro-Magnum Knuckle Draggers)
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New York Times columnist David Carr responds to Bill Maher implying Alabama and Kansas are not the “smart states.” David Carr: “If it’s Kansas, Missouri, it’s no big deal. You know, that’s the dance of the low sloping foreheads. The middle places, right? [pause] Did I just say that aloud?”

26 Comments

  1. Of course… “flyover” folks are proto-human morons, black business men can’t read, and technology that’s been common for 20+ years suddenly made jobs go away….

    Who are the bigots again?

  2. Here is a county-by-county 3-D national map of the 2008 Presidential elections. As you can see, clearly the majority of the counties and the majority of the land-space went McCain in 2008. Obama won big in the ultra-liberal urban areas.

    The vast majority of Ohio counties went McCain but Obama won Ohio.

    I do find it interesting that Perry claims Conservatives are extreme, since Perry’s viewpoint is clearly in the Left 1/5 of Americans, and likely to the left of over 90 percent of Americans. The truth of the matter is Perry is the extreme one, not the Conservatives writing and commenting here.

  3. Here is a county-by-county 3-D national map of the 2008 Presidential elections. As you can see, clearly the majority of the counties and the majority of the land-space went McCain in 2008.

    Since when does land vote? More puerile blather, JH.

  4. Mmm? You’ve been called on this sort of stupidity before? And yet you persist?

  5. “I do find it interesting that Perry claims Conservatives are extreme, since Perry’s viewpoint is clearly in the Left 1/5 of Americans, and likely to the left of over 90 percent of Americans. The truth of the matter is Perry is the extreme one, not the Conservatives writing and commenting here.”

    I find it troubling, John, that you should choose to favor the party and its policies that make your life more miserable than it otherwise would be. Now that IS crazy!

    Regarding your statement on my extremism, you obviously have difficulty with the calibration of same. Your assessment of me would be more meaningful if you would accompany your assessment with examples of my positions on the issues. You have not! My simply disagreeing with you does not necessarily comprise an extremist viewpoint, except in your own mind.

    I am concerned most about the status of American workers and their families, and that includes you, John.

  6. Perry, your passive-aggressive straw-man ad hominem tactics were old two years ago. Your socialist positions on practically everything are well-known. Your claim that NPR is not heavily Liberal, despite their own executive’s position that it is, is proof-positive of your radical Leftist position, as is your strident support of the radical Leftist MSNBC and a plethora of Soros-funded propaganda machines.

  7. John, you are all labels and nothing of substance. What policies that I favor do you not like?

    Perry, John could list every single instance and it would mean NOTHING to you. You cannot even remember what you posted mere moments before, let alone what you or someone else posted yesterday and especially weeks prior. Hell, in that thread yesterday, you

    1) claimed you never mentioned a timeframe regarding your listening to Rush, yet clearly wrote “15 minutes,” and
    2) later wrote that listening to Rush for a half hour was sufficient, thus altering your original “15 minute” standard.

    Dana later, in a post, demonstrated your cognitive dissonance to a tee.

  8. Perry wrote:

    What policies that I favor do you not like?

    Well, that question was asked of John, but I’ll answer as well:

    • Government managed and mandated health care coverage
    • Government over-regulation of people’s lives
    • Affirmative Action
    • Government spending on things which are not necessary
    • Higher taxes
    • Government restrictions on the private ownership of firearms by people who are not convicted criminals
    • Government restrictions on speech
    • Government transfers of wealth from the people who produce it to those who do not
    • Ever increasing federal control of what should be state or local matters

    This list is not exhaustive. But it is unified in one thing: every item listed is one in which you would use the power of the state against the individual.

    Progressives are the enemies of freedom; liberalism is the enemy of liberty.

  9. This list is not exhaustive. But it is unified in one thing: every item listed is one in which you would use the power of the state against the individual.

    Progressives are the enemies of freedom; liberalism is the enemy of liberty.

    I agree foursquare. I will also add so-called Progressives are in actuality Socialists who refuse to admit it (sometimes even to themselves).

  10. Has it ever occurred to you, Perry, that not a single Conservative or Libertarian on this site finds your positions desirable? Has it ever occurred to you, Perry, that the majority of American citizens hold positions 180 degrees different than yours?

    You have often said “I think we can all agree that…” only to be immediately rebuffed because no Conservative agreed. Instead of asking us which positions of yours we disagree with you on, you might want to ask yourself which positions of yours do we agree on. It might take longer to answer, but only because there likely is no agreement on anything between you and Conservatives.

  11. Has it ever occurred to you, Perry, that not a single Conservative or Libertarian on this site finds your positions desirable?

    Has it occurred to you that the “Conservatives and Libertarians” on this site are self-selected wingnuts, demonstratably ignorant, and chiefly engaged in posturing and ranting based on that ignorance?

  12. D.P., re policies not liked: “Government restrictions on the private ownership of firearms by people who are not convicted criminals”

    +++++++++++

    As an aside, what’s your basis for that last, assuming we’re talking about ex-convicted criminals who’ve paid their debt, etc.? And if it’s OK to legislate against them, then why not also against non-criminals?

    I’m betting the founders would not have had that restriction.

  13. I know the libs/progressives/socialists would rather forget this. About the same sentiment by our literary genius that spoke similar to BO. Looks and sounds like a Liberal Superior Complex to me:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/apr/14/barackobama.uselections2008

    Obama angers midwest voters with guns and religion remark
    Ed Pilkington in New York
    The Guardian, Monday 14 April 2008

    Barack Obama was forced onto the defensive at the weekend over unguarded comments he made about small-town voters across the midwest.

    Obama was caught in an uncharacteristic moment of loose language. Referring to working-class voters in old industrial towns decimated by job losses, the presidential hopeful said: “They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

    The comments were seized on by his rival for the Democratic party candidacy, Hillary Clinton, who saw in them the hope of reviving her flagging campaign by turning voters in the important Pennsylvania primary on April 22 against what she classed as Obama’s revealed “elitism”.

    More at the link:

  14. Has it occurred to you that the “Conservatives and Libertarians” on this site are self-selected wingnuts, demonstratably ignorant, and chiefly engaged in posturing and ranting based on that ignorance?

    Then why is it that the conservative opinions on this site are invariably well reasoned and based on principle whereas the left wingers’ are based on distortion and far left ideology?

  15. Then why is it that the conservative opinions on this site are invariably well reasoned and based on principle

    Sold a million copies of your book yet, Eric?

  16. “Then why is it that the conservative opinions on this site are invariably well reasoned and based on principle whereas the left wingers’ are based on distortion and far left ideology?”

    Are you referring to CSPT, Eric?

    Pat yourselves on the back, Eric, even though most of you don’t deserve it. That you would say this indicates the opposite of what you falsely claim, as your hypocrisy shines brightly. When was the last time you documented a claim. I’ll be glad to teach you an elegant way to post a link. Just ask. I have your e-mail address.

  17. I’ll be glad to teach you an elegant way to post a link.

    Perry, your patronizing bullshit won’t win you any arguments. And your everpresent demands for citations are just cheap dodges and everyone knows it. Quite frankly, someone needs to teach you how to remember past 15 minutes ago as you have consistently proven you do not have that capability at present.

  18. Obama angers midwest voters with guns and religion remark
    Ed Pilkington in New York
    The Guardian, Monday 14 April 2008

    Barack Obama was forced onto the defensive at the weekend over unguarded comments he made about small-town voters across the midwest.

    Obama was caught in an uncharacteristic moment of loose language. Referring to working-class voters in old industrial towns decimated by job losses, the presidential hopeful said: “They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

    When I re-read this, and the statement by David Carr in the opening, it seems obvious to me, and maybe to others here, that liberal/progressive/socialists have an underlying seethin hatred of anyone just left of center (moderate) and everyone to the right thereof. They try to hide it, but occasionally the real truth comes out.

    David Carr | Maher | Low Sloping Foreheads (In Other Words Cro-Magnum Knuckle Draggers)

    New York Times columnist David Carr responds to Bill Maher implying Alabama and Kansas are not the “smart states.” David Carr: “If it’s Kansas, Missouri, it’s no big deal. You know, that’s the dance of the low sloping foreheads. The middle places, right? [pause] Did I just say that aloud?”

    I have several friends in Alabama, and have visited the state about 40 times already. The area around Huntsville is as high tech as Sillycone Ditch in Californication. Afterall, how many states had Werner Von Braun design many of the rockets that took men to space and satellites far beyond our solar system. How many other states have a Marshal Space Flight Center, Mr. A-hole Carr

  19. BurninBush asked:

    D.P., re policies not liked: “Government restrictions on the private ownership of firearms by people who are not convicted criminals”

    +++++++++++

    As an aside, what’s your basis for that last, assuming we’re talking about ex-convicted criminals who’ve paid their debt, etc.? And if it’s OK to legislate against them, then why not also against non-criminals?

    I’m betting the founders would not have had that restriction.

    The Framers probably would not have, but when we put into the criminal codes permanent restrictions for certain felonies, the convicted felons have never completely repaid their debts to society.

    We do that in other regards, as well: sex offenders (depending on the state, of course) must always register their domiciles, and may not, in some jurisdictions, live within a certain radius of a school, while felons in general may be temporarily or even permanently disenfranchised even following their releases.

    It could be argued that the text of the Second Amendment prohibits barring criminals from legally owning firearms.

  20. Pat yourselves on the back, Eric, even though most of you don’t deserve it. That you would say this indicates the opposite of what you falsely claim, as your hypocrisy shines brightly. When was the last time you documented a claim. I’ll be glad to teach you an elegant way to post a link. Just ask. I have your e-mail address.

    Most “Cites” come from biased sources, a fact that almost everyone knows, and which makes their use often worse than useless.

    Like I said: If you cite NPR and I cite Limbaugh, then where are we?

  21. Like I said: If you cite NPR and I cite Limbaugh, then where are we?

    We’re with Perry citing journalism based on facts, and you citing a lying blowhard.

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