The fervent, clueless Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin usefully lists the good things that happened for conservatism on election day in state races, and there are many. But, as is typical of Malkin, she has zero interest in or understanding of any larger picture, in this case, what Obama’s victory means for the country. She’s a reporter who ferrets out lots of facts but lacks the ability or desire to put them into a meaningful pattern. She wouldn’t recognize a concept if it hit her in the head.
Here, as a demonstration of her incomprehension, is what she wrote on election night:
Once again, we have our work cut out for us. We lost this election, but we still live in the greatest country on the planet and we still have many ways to fight for and defend it….In other words, nothing important has changed. America hasn’t changed. We’re just as free as before. Conservative politics continues as before. And what conservative politics consists of is to attack, attack, attack liberals while crying, “Rah Rah America” and “Support the troops.” It’s beyond Malkin’s ability to grasp that the America she is cheering is a leftist, statist society, and that the troops she keeps backing with patriotic fervor are, under the orders of that leftist regime, building up and empowering our jihadist enemies.
I don’t mean for this to sound rude, but I am not sure i understand what you are trying to convey. Should we give up all hope? Are there no blessings we can count? I realize the situation in our country is forever changed. I realize it will never come back. I still believe we have many blessings to count living here. You have spoken before that we shouldn’t despair. I may be far off base, but it sounds like you are experiencing despair.LA replies:
First, there was nothing even implicitly rude about your question.Todd S. writes:
I had to laugh at this entry.LA replies:
Good job. :-)Ed H. writes:
Last night O’Reilly was assuring his TV audience that traditional America is still there. If that is so, why can’t it exercise enough power in this country to control its own destiny? Before I walked away O’Reilly was offering some statistics on how many Romney supporters attend church as proof of how little has changed. Would that be the Catholic Church run by the liberal pro-amnesty Anti-Catholic Council of U.S. Catholic Bishops? Or the Lutheran Church that promotes Christianity by mass importing Muslim refugees for money? Or Romney’s own Mormon Church that is for open borders, and in fact sponsored the demographic change that defeated Mitt Romney? Right now any form of mindless optimism keeps us from making the vital imaginative step of realizing what kind of drastic action is needed to save ourselves. All optimism does is set up the time slot for the concession speech of the next generic vague Republican candidate, which is already being penciled in for the second Tuesday in November 2016.LA replies:
“All optimism does is set up the time slot for the concession speech of the next generic vague Republican candidate.”Karl D. writes:
Very funny you should bring that Malkin post up. I read that post the day after the election and had the same reaction as you. Especially the “We still live in the greatest country in the world” line that so many others continue to parrot. I would be curious to know when in the minds of Malkin and others, America ceases to be the greatest country on the planet? What exactly is the tipping point for them? Or is she just speaking in relative terms?November 15
Doug H. replies to LA:
What you say is true. I see and hear conservatives expressing the idea that we can come back. Some of my friends still talk about compromise. I am honestly more curious about this attitude than mad. I simply can’t understand why people can’t see that the liberal idea of compromise is for us to do it their way. Didn’t people see this when Obama was willing to withhold active duty military pay checks unless the Republicans went along with his budget plans a couple of years ago? When I ask people, this they can’t answer. Why is that, I ask myself. Are they simply ignorant of the truth, or do they refuse to accept the truth because it hurts too much?
Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 14, 2012 02:18 PM | Send