February 29, 2012
A Guide to the Liberal Mind
By Victor Volsky
As a great fan of Jeff Foxworthy, it occurred to me that it might be a good idea to use his hilarious you-might-be-a-redneck comedy routine in an attempt to characterize the liberal mindset (tweaking Jeff’s formula a bit to convert it from the suppositional to the unconditional). So, with apologies to the wonderful country comedian, here are some of the notable features of the liberal’s mental landscape:
- If you believe that freedom of expression is sacrosanct but would like nothing better than to deny it to anyone who doesn’t share your views, you are a liberal.
- If you believe that the 1st Amendment separates church from state, but not state from church, you are a liberal.
- If you believe that the 2nd Amendment was the founding fathers’ big mistake and that the 10th Amendment shouldn’t be taken seriously, you are a liberal.
- If you believe that endlessly discussing a problem amounts to actually solving it, you are a liberal.
- If you believe that the results of progressive programs are irrelevant and that only good intentions count, you are a liberal.
- If you believe that Mark Foley, who wrote salacious e-mails to a young but legally adult congressional page, was an evil libertine, while Gerry Studds, who had sex with an underage congressional page, was a knight in shining armor, you are a liberal intellectual.
- If you believe that Obama is an intellectual giant whose IQ is off the charts even though you have no idea what his IQ actually is, you are a liberal.
- If you believe that you and your ilk will be able to fool the American people indefinitely…well, you may have a point there.
You will find the rest here.