Sunday, April 14, 2013

Polarizing ‘R Us

I thought there must be something wrong with my news feed: “Obama’s ratings have been consistently among the most polarized for a president in the last 60 years.”

obama the fog of governing

And there was - it was actually an old feed, from way last year. Here’s the latest take on the polarization problem: it’s all Maggie’s fault.

That’s right, it turns out, Margaret Thatcher is responsible for all of today’s rancorous polarization, along with all of the assorted political “derangement syndromes.”

To the many accomplishments for which the late Margaret Thatcher is now rightly being celebrated, let us add one that is usually less remarked but no less remarkable: she inaugurated the era of modern political polarization.


So she’s the one we can blame for the current lack of civility in Washington D.C.!?! Interesting.

Although I must say, that’s a relief because I was beginning to suspect that some of Big Guy’s own words, like, “My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks” might have been contributing to the great divide.

 polar sealLet me be clear, I am the Polar Bear, you are the seal.

So it’s good to hear that it wasn’t Big Guy’s own words that set the Big Chill in motion. After all, it’s not as if he came right out and said stuff like:

“Liberals are changing America but it cannot be Liberal America alone that changes,”

“Instead of celebrating our dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where Liberal’s have shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive.”

“But in America, there is an anti-Liberalism that is at once casual, but can also be insidious. Instead of recognizing the good that Liberals so often does in the country, there have been times where Conservatives choose to blame Liberals for much of what is bad.”

No, let the record reflect that he was actually talking about Europe. And that make sense, as it was actually Lady Thatcher who polarized the Left and the Right in the first place. Had it not been for her polarizing rhetoric we would not still be dealing with all of the these divisive issues of today.

  • Abortion. Republicans would not still be waging their War on Women. And we wouldn’t have to be squelching coverage of the Gosnell Infanticide Clinic for fear that it could be utilized by anti-abortion activists on the Right in the same way we’re using the Sandy Hook murders to conjure support for ‘common sense gun safety,” aka anti-Second Amendment sentiment.

gosnell14 I guess the WaPo’s sorry excuse about Gosnell being “just a local murder trial” didn’t pass muster when gauged against the “local murder trial” of Trayvon Martin standard.

  • Fiscal responsibility: Republicans wouldn’t still be waging their war on the poor/middle class for the benefit of the rich. A war that – to this day - allows for loopholes that require Big Guy’s body-man to pay more in taxes than he does, even though he can afford to “pay a little bit more.”

obama tax return 2012


  • Immigration: Republicans wouldn’t continue to wage their racist war against undocumented citizens; the poor peoples of color who are just seeking to better their lives at the expense of in America.


Indeed, thanks to Maggie Thatcher there’s virtually no issue that Big Guy’s team can’t find a way to demagogue by demonizing Republicans. “It’s a gift, Harry.”

My suggestion: Conservatives should just step aside. History is not on their side. If they can’t grab a mob and help us clean up this mess, they should just get out of Big Guy’s way so he can run the country they way he sees fit; without the Constitution. Because after all, don’t you find the Constitution to be a little dismissive, at times even derisive?

time constitutionWe don’t need no stinkin’ Constitution

As I understand it, the City Council of New Rochelle, New York. has already done away with the First Amendment by demanding Veterans to take down their Gadsden Flag; and Bill Maher has called for the elimination of the Second Amendment. So we’re well on our way.

“This is the problem with the gun debate is that it’s a constant center-right debate. There’s no left in this debate. Everyone on the left is so afraid to say what should be said which is the Second Amendment is bulls—t. Why doesn’t anyone go at the core of it?”

bill_maherI’m Bill Maher, and I’ll use my First Amendment right to tell you what parts of the Constitution apply to you, got it?

HOUSEKEEPING NOTE: We had a terrible accident with yesterday’s post and it was accidentally deleted. Raj reposted, butt the permalink changed so all of the great comments did not follow. Raj is trying to find a way to re-associate the comments with the new permalink. We are in uncharted waters, so I don’t know what to expect. Stay calm and carry on.

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