Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Quote of the Day.

I found this one early Friday, but didn't have a chance to post it. It's via Kathryn Jean Lopez at National Review Online:
It occurs to me that more and more that Obama is actually a political stem cell. He has the promise to become anything you want him to become and cure everything.
I thought that was a particularly apt analogy.

Until later that same Friday, when Barack (middle name shall not be mentioned) Obama let the mask slip in front of his San Francisco homies and said the words that whipped around the world in microseconds:
It's not surprising, then, they (small-town Pennsylvanians) 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.
Stem-cell? Not so much. Stereotypical liberal who panders to the hoi polloi for their vote? Yeah. Pretty much. Especially his absolutely typical non-apology:
If I worded things in a way that made people offended, I deeply regret that.
"Because I meant it, but I would have rather said it in a way that kept you from understanding exactly what I meant. I regret saying it, but it's what I think about you stupid rednecks in flyover country who believe in God, guns and country."

The news media is right, Obama's comments do give Clinton an opening - and a warning: Keep your true thoughts to yourself, and above all, keep bamboozling the base! If the mask slips, if the façade cracks, it can all come crashing down in an instant.

Oh, and here's the QotD:
Bite me. Lave my nethers, neglecting not the 'taint, you effete, snobbish, socialist, class-war-mongering whore. The condescension drips off of your words, but here's the thing: telling people that you think they're backwards, inbred whiny rednecks with hard-ons for guns and Jesus is not the way to win their votes. We get it: you're all enlightened, and here to lead us po', ig'nant, heavily-armed, toothless Jeebus-lovers to Ye Olde Hope Village d'Changeville, where we'll all get a unicorn that poops sparkly marshmallow rainbows.

Far a candidate who is promising to unite us, you're certainly playing the whole "politics of Othering" vote-mongering, balls-deep.
Ayup. I wish I could have said it half that well.

UPDATE, 4/13 via Instapundit:
Seizing Moment, Hillary Totes Bible to Gun Range

Sensing an opportunity to portray Sen. Barack Obama as elitist and out of touch after his remarks about “bitter” rural Americans who cling to guns, God and xenophobia, Sen. Hillary Clinton stopped after church today at an indoor gun range, where she fired roughly 300 rounds through a handgun she said she carries concealed everywhere she goes.

Her lower lip bulging from a dip of Skoal, Sen. Clinton put her Bible in her handbag, and drew out her own Para Ordnance Warthog .45 caliber pistol.
You know it's Scrappleface because a real authorized journalist would never get the details of the firearm right!

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