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Richard Cohen Explains Conservatives

Jack2894 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 10:21 AM
Here's a good example. It is from another thread, but illustrates the conservative ,mentality quite well. "Strange that you liberals scream about people smoking regular cigarettes, but want people puffing away on joints everywhere" Liberals may indeed scream about cigarettes, known to kill hundreds of thousands of people every year, but no one suggests that people should be puffing on joints everywhere. The straw man tactic is the foundation of the conservative movement.
On the last day of 2012, Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen inadvertently clarified two huge matters regarding the left.

The first was the ignorance about conservatives and conservatism that permeates the left. The second was the primary reason decent people identify with the left: the effective caricaturing and demonizing of the right. Were it not for caricature and demonization, most otherwise intelligent and decent people would not be on the left.

This is what Cohen wrote in his column, "Republicans Adrift:"

"It is conservatism that is both intellectually exhausted and nearly indefensible. It is the movement of the ideologically ossified,...