Saturday, March 25, 2006

avarosis nails it again

John Avarosis is a great blogger, and puts words to something I've felt for a long time, but haven't yet articulated:
Think about the conservatives most hated by the left. They're all angry, negative, nasty-hearted mean people. But compare them to those most hated by the right: Hillary, Bill, Moore, Soros, Phil Donohue, Alan Alda, Norman Lear, and a whole host of Hollywood - Barbra Streisand on down. Where do you find the hate and the anger spewing from those people? Sure, the right hates them, but you really can't point to any of these people who are as filled with hatred and anger as anyone on the right. In fact, the quality most often shared by those hated by the right: intelligence, eloquence, and a message.

[. . .]

Across the board, conservatives are represented by people who are simply motivated by, and exude, an irrational hatred and anger. Is it any wonder that Republicans are so prone to striking out domestically and internationally at whomever they perceive as today's enemy?
He's right, you know. As soon as they're faced with facts and evidence which contradicts their delicate fantasy world where George Bush can do no wrong and Saddam Hussein piloted every plane on 9/11 personally, many of today's ultra-right wing go positively ballistic.

Though many of my [progressive / democrat/ liberal] friends lothe George Bush and the entire neo-con movement, I haven't seen any of us exude the white-hot hatred and venomous anger that the Coulters of the Right do. In fact, I often wonder how the righties can demand that Democrats repudiate people like Michael Moore while they stand in line to embrace hatemongers like Rush, O'Reilly, Ann Coulter, and Sean Hannity.

John's full post is worth reading:
AMERICAblog: Because a great nation deserves the truth

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