to get power over someone else, and they never get called on it. Mark
Steyn expresses it like this:
MS: Well, I would say that they would look on it this way, that if you were to make the comparison with the Miss USA gay marriage flap, that in this instance, not to get too lurid, Dick Cheney is Carrie Prejean, and Nancy Pelosi is Barack Obama. In other words, Carrie Prejean and Barack Obama both have exactly the same position on gay marriage, but the left knows that Barack Obama doesn’t mean it, so they don’t mind. He’s just doing what was politically necessary, politically expedient.
That explains so much of what the people on the left say and do. There is just a thin
film of true nutjobs that really believe all the leftist positions (AGW, political correctness,
feminism, socialism/communism, etc), then there are those people that just pick and choose
those positions to be used as clubs to beat up opponents. So you have someone like
Andrew Sullivan who is all about gay rights and feminism, yet is relentless in his attacks
on governor Palin
Or here he is trying to rationalize Obama's positions over the past month:
One thing I like about Dick Cheney is that if he is a dark sith lord of evil, he is
With Gates and Huntsman and Petraeus and McChrystal, Obama is coopting the best of the Bush legacy, while separating it from the callow cynicism of the Cheney-Rove-Kristol axis.
a very consistent sith lord of evil. He may be right or wrong, but his actions and words
agree with his beliefs and he's always acted for the best interest of the US. Whether those
actions resulted in the best outcome we'll never know without sending Obama back in time
like the terminator movies ("I'm Barry Obama, and I've been sent from the future to
stop the evil bush-cheney from being elected, come with me if you want to win the election"
and "yes we can stop the evil robot monster")
Several times in the past I've tried to explain how the leftosphere looks to me, and I'm
never very good at it because I don't have the time or the writing ability I had when I
was younger, but here goes one more time:
Most people on the left can be sorted into serious and non-serious people and true believers
and non true believers. (a 2x2 matrix) Non-serious true believers are easily picked out by wanting to nullify events that happened in the past, so that they demonstrated trying to get bush out of office because they said he didn't legally win the election.
Thankfully, we didn't see many serious true believers, because there was no armed revolt during the bush years, if they really believed bush-cheney were evil mass murderers, the only moral option would have been clear, and it wouldn't have been writing plays fantasizing about murdering the president or moving to Canada.
Non-serious non true-believers are exemplified by filmmakers such as Micheal Moore,
who will say and do anything to make money. If you are an anti-capitalist then you should
make a movie and give it away for free, not try and make millions.
The last square on the grid is filled by most politicians, and if Obama continues on his current
path he'll be a serious, non-true believer that will let him continue policies that will keep
the USA safe. If he flops to a serious true believer then we're truly screwed (think Jimmy