Friday, February 20, 2009

Quote of the Day

Following that last post, here's Thers (H/T Christy Hardin Smith at Firedoglake):
What needs to be understood is that there is absolutley no incentive for anyone connected with "conservatism" to not be crazy. All of the established "conservative" thinkers have pretty sweet gigs, and they're not about to do something stupid like admit global warming is real, the "media bias" thing is a cop out, gays deserve equal rights, handling the economy involves more than tax cuts for rich people, Western Europe isn't a cesspit, torture is bad, universal healthcare would make sense, and so on, ad infinitum, they just gotta spite 'em. "Conservatism" as we know it is pretty much at the Jim Jones level, only shabbier.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

funny, Tweety was saying not long ago too, that after the elections of 2006 and 2008, the only remaining elected congressional rethugs are from the backwards areas that will not tolerate progressive views, and as Thers says, they can say anything they want, as long as it doesn't contradict their ideology (i.e., is rational) Of course, education is the most feared element in those areas, so economic disaster is a plus.