Thursday, December 08, 2016

Is It Possible They Really Believe These Things?

When one is unable to persuade one's audience that one's position on an issue is correct it is easy to default to blaming the audience. They are just too stupid to understand what you are saying. Having failed to persuade most of the people I interact with of the correctness of my opinions I have a lot of experience at avoiding the "they are stupid" explanation of my failures.

That being said we once again find the left erupting in  furious fits at the appointment of Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator.

Via The Weekly Standard we get to share these priceless quotes:

"House minority leader Nancy Pelosi says the Pruitt nomination must be blocked "for the sake of the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the planet we will leave our children." New York AG Eric Schneiderman says Pruitt is a "dangerous and an unqualified choice." Independent socialist senator Bernie Sanders declares the Pruitt pick is not only dangerous but also "sad." The League of Conservation Voters calls Pruitt not just a global warming skeptic but "an outright climate denier.""

I have read countless times over the years that Republicans want to poison our air, water and children, in no particular order. Is it possible that the left actually believes this stuff? Is it possible that they do and really are stupid? I hope not.

Each time I read this stuff I wonder where it is that they think we Republicans get our air and water. Is it really likely that we want to poison ourselves and our children? In my experience most of us are pretty normal, nice people, dems too, for that matter.

I bring all of this up because of this article which posits this theory:

Conservatives often win elections because of the hysterical, overblown reaction their common-sense plans receive from the left.

 Read the whole thing.

Hysterical and overblown pretty much sums up the left's reaction to Pruitt.

Happily, the left never seems to learn anything from experience, to paraphrase John Hinderaker of Powerline fame.

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