Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Wow... didn't think Romney would top ol' 911!
Last week, the Democratic convention talked about change. But what do you think? Is Washington now, liberal or conservative? Let me ask you some questions.
Is a Supreme Court decision liberal or conservative that awards Guantanamo terrorists with constitutional rights? It's liberal.
Is a government liberal or conservative that puts the interests of the teachers union ahead of the needs of our children? It's liberal.
Is a Congress liberal or conservative that stops nuclear power plants and off-shore drilling, making us more and more dependent on Middle Eastern tyrants? It's liberal.
Is government spending, putting aside inflation, liberal or conservative if it doubles since 1980? It's liberal.
Let's see: the Supreme Court said that the Constitution declares that, yes, we must grant prisoners some basic levels of rights, e.g., a hearing to determine if there's cause to hold them (Habeas Corpus). But that's "liberal". Why? Because Romney doesn't like it!
I'll skip the whine about the teacher's union; I think that the GOP just hates teachers to have job protection and collective bargaining rights, and I've never seen any sensible arguments about that talking point.
Stopping nuclear power plants and offshore drilling is liberal. Why? Well, it was upheld through how many Republican and Democratic administrations, and congressional sessions? But it's liberal... because Mitt Romney doesn't like it.
Government spending has risen through the 80 to today, and that's "liberal"... even though it was Reagan who started piling up deficits, George Bush I who kept 'em going, Bill Clinton who brought about a surplus, and George Bush II who brought back deficits. But it's all liberal because Mitt Romney doesn't like it.
I can imagine him as a kid, his parents have just smacked his bottom, and he screams "WAAAAAH! You gave me a liberal!" Because liberal means "something Mitt Romney hates".
Well, we know that's the case. That's why he doesn't pay attention to what liberal folks actually *do*, and has to make up lies about them when giving speeches, right?