February 27, 2010

Dopey Philly Daily News Letter of the Week

Michael McGonigle of Philadelphia thinks he's "deconstructed conservatism":

When a conservative calls something "socialism," all they really mean is that someone other than themselves or their big-money friends stands a chance to make a portion of the profits. Liberals may be starry-eyed and naive, but at least they are not petulant and greedy.

Wrong. They're just usually greedy with other people's money.

If you want to know what the U.S. Constitution says about the duties of the president, check out Article II, Sections 2 and 3.

While it's true that the president's duties have become more complex since the Constitution went into effect in 1789, I'm not sure that just "cutting taxes" and "killing terrorists" are the president's sole duties, even if that's what [letter writer] Stuart Caesar believes.

Let's say Mr. Caesar is right - wouldn't it be really helpful to make sure the person is actually a "terrorist" before we kill him?

Maybe Mike oughta ask that of Barack Obama, whose stepped-up pilotless drone attacks on suspected al Qaeda and Taliban (that's "TAH-lee-bahn" according to Barack) don't "make sure" of that distinction at all!

But then, that means we would have to follow the legal procedures outlined in the Constitution because we are, after all, a country that prides itself on following the law.

And didn't Obama campaign largely on that premise -- "getting us back" to that after those "devastating" Bush years?

And then the typical, ridiculous fall-back position:

I ask all decent, intelligent and thoughtful Americans to stand up to these fools. We have a glorious and successful history on our side. All they have is Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin.

Gad, I wish I had a nickel every time I heard/read some sadsack "progressive" bring up the names of the supposed "boogeymen" of the conservative movement -- Beck, Palin, Limbaugh, Hannity, et. al. But even if that were really the case -- that they were "all [conservatives] had," who is "all 'progressives' have?" Keith Olbermann? Rachel Maddow? Chris Matthews? Ed Schultz?

ROTFLMAO! Good luck with that!

Posted by Hube at February 27, 2010 10:05 AM | TrackBack

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Yeah, and we should have required due process for every German soldier to make sure he was actually a Nazi before we shot him. I guess that his guy Michael McHead-Up-My-Butt does not understand that war is all about killing people and breaking things, not providing due process of law.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at February 27, 2010 02:41 PM

"When a conservative calls something "socialism," all they really mean is that someone other than themselves or their big-money friends stands a chance to make a portion of the profits."

Hey, I'm opposed to the health care bill and ain't getting a penny from the insurance companies! I want my share! Mickey McGonigle says so!

Posted by: Degu wants his cut at February 27, 2010 04:15 PM