9.19.2009

Babies

There has been a lot of talk on the Left lately on radio shows I listen to and websites I read about the growing incivility of political discourse. To me it seems like the Left are being babies. When Bush was president I heard equally harsh, if not more harsh criticisms and protests against him.
A big deal is being made about people who have been comparing Obama to Hitler. Bush was compared to Hitler on a regular basis and I didn't hear this sort of lamenting over the loss of civility then. It seems their issue is less that people are making over the top exagerated criticisms, and more that a person they support is being criticized and so now they take issue with the way those criticisms are being done, even though they seemed to have no problem with similarly carried out criticisms against someone they didn't like. All of a sudden people on the left are talking about 'respecting the office of the presidency' which before I only heard from the right.

9 comments:

Marissa N. Paolacci said...

big babies, waaaaaaaa waaaaaa waaaaaaaa

The Gorbott said...

good observation

Chris Almond said...

thanks quinn. you and my cousin who is in the used have the same name. every time I see a kurt vonnegut book i think of you.

naomi said...

I wish more people knew this.

Chris Almond said...

Naomi,you probably did not mean this, but I like thinking that you meant that you wish more people knew that quinn gorbott and my cousin quinn had the same name.

Liz Canaan Roberts said...

this is very pertinent to my recent stream of political conscienceless. and almost exactly the same thing scott horton said on antiwar radio just the other day...

so my next question (and first question) is: are you a closet antiwar radio listener?

Liz Canaan Roberts said...

ha! conscienceless. silly me. you know what i mean, right? RIGHT?

Chris Almond said...

I looked up conscienceless and learned it is a valid word so now I know a new word. But I am guess you meant consciousness?
Anti-war radio: this is the first time I have heard of it. BUt i just subscribed to the podcast. I guess if i like it I will listen to it, but keep it a secret.

Cooliosaurus said...

I agree that they are being babies. I think there is a little bit of a difference though. I don't remember anyone calling bush hitler before the iraq war. I could be wrong, but I don't remember it. Personally I didn't have any animosity towards him before that. It seems like they are calling obama hitler before he has even really done anything.

It feels quite a bit different to me to go to the extreme of calling someone hitler over differences of opinion in how to fix our health care as opposed to starting a war. (Not that obama is doing anything about our wars, but I don't think that's why they are mad at obama)