Progressive Democrats set example of Enlightened Civility and Tolerance

The following is a re-print from the Arizona Daily Star and is posted here as a sterling example of the civility and respect with which the Progressive Democrats view anyone who thinks differently from them.  Here we can see such Leftist virtues as *Tolerance* of *Diversity* and *Respect* for Others.    In other words, the Progressive Democrats want everyone to DO as they SAY but NOT as they DO.   These are the folks who want you to elect them to steer the ship of state.

By the way, what is the fetish the Progressive Left has with college and university education?  They seem to think it magically bestows some kind of smartness on those who endured four or more years of higher education.  They seem to look down their collective noses on those who are graduates of the School of Hard Knocks, in other words, those who may possess good old common sense.  Liberals seem to believe that once you leave high school your ability to continue learning ends unless you sit for endless hours listening to a college professor who’s never practiced anything remotely like what he teaches.  But I digress.  Read this example of *civility* that hails from the enlightened troglodytes in Baja Arizona.

Fitz: Kelly wins

Dave Fitzsimmons The Arizona Daily Star | Tuesday, April 17, 2012

     High school graduate Jesse Kelly defeated a Harvard educated Air Force pilot, a nice American named Dave Sitton and Frank “Spank me, I’m bad” Antenori. Now that the fat lady has sung and the primary is over it’s time for Act II of “The Barber of Civility”: A contest between the guy who looks like the Jurassic Park professor without the pith helmet and a carpet bagging gun-toting Bible thumping gosh and shucks Gomer Pyle who can channel Sean Hannity.

Jesse will do great among the unwashed, the rural, the illiterate, the scared goobers willing to cheerfully vote against their own interests, whipping up the groundlings and the believers with rhetorical red meat so rotten with the stench of untruths that honorable flies will choose to lay their eggs elsewhere. And he’ll smile like a man surprised he said something resembling a coherent thought. And the crowds who hate elitists and grammar and syntax and critical thinking will slap their knees and hoot. Scan the online comment section for repugnant speech and unfiltered anonymous hatred of all who differ with the strict conservative  view and and you have found your archetypal “here come the black helicopters from Kenya” Kelly supporters.

And he will be petted and stroked and groomed and cooed to by right-wing think tanks and he’ll be showered, nay, flooded with bags of cash from big oil and all the right PACs looking for a manly mannequin with a pull string. And he’s a pretty one. He’s tall and he’s handsome and he’s tall and he’s handsome. Elderly church ladies who can’t tell you who the Vice-President is gaze adoringly up at Kelly, yearning to vote for him and to adopt him and to feed him apple pie. Goodbye Mo Udall, hello empty plastic Ken doll.

And he will be angry at those who question his ascendency and his indignant finger will raise up to poke the sky and he’ll thunder incoherent talk radio babble about freedom and liberty and liberty from freedom and FOX news and the right-wing machine will give him their cameras and their spotlights every chance they can.

He won’t represent you. He will represent the Tea Party fanatics, talk radio freaks, the hand-wringing evangelicals, the gun fondlers and the paranoid. The rest of you are just not Americans, you Marxists and Communists and baby killers and you can go to Hell for all he cares. He’ll terrify crowds with his tales of the liberal straw man, the wretched progressive sasquatch, the abominable secularists and he’ll shake the scarecrow and he’ll offer himself up as the great peasant’s torch just waiting to be pressed into battle against the fictitious kindling. Swaddled in the flag and clutching his sacred Constitution he’ll weep for America and prophesy a plague of socialism sweeping across the land that will rival the fire-in-the-sky visions of St. John. Evolution is a head-shaker and abortion is for harlots and those who are not with him are devils. The Word is Limbaugh and he is the word made flesh. Hearken to Jesse all ye Limbaugh Christians, the end times are upon us and the Messiah has a high school diploma. Reject him not, oh ye dittoheads. The Republicans have their man, their folksy Baron of bromides, their King of jingos, raised in the womb of the right-wing echo chamber. And their darling will have an army of fanatical feverish shock jocks who’ll trumpet at the Walls of Jericho for He who is Him everyday until Medicare, Social Security, Big Government, Taxes, the department of Education, our rotting public education system, and those diabolical regulators and the United Nations all come tumbling down.

At the final debate with Giffords in 2010 he was figuratively hoisted on the shoulders of believers with pitchforks and torches who cheered their Messiah with yahoos and slogans in lieu of palm fronds. How can one be civil when you’re debating an opponent who lies and smirks and makes George Bush sound look Stephen Hawking? His adherents cannot be moved by facts, they have found faith.

Sinclair Lewis had his Main Street Babbitt, we have Kelly. This Barber v. Kelly election will truly be an American spectacle rivaling the Scopes Monkey trial because its outcome will define us for years. Are we an easily frightened America aching for the shallow comfort of the primitive and the superstitious or are we the fearless America that questions, that embraces the future, that is modern and smart? Mark Twain and H.L.Mencken savaged their respective times as the gilded ages of carnival hawkers and tent evangelists and smiling shoeshine salesmen and gullible rubes willing to say yes to any smiling carpet-bagger. They are gazing up from Hell longing to see this show unfold. This summer the oldest American story shall repeat itself.



  1. conservative02 says

    Let’s not be so quick to bash higher education (or Harvard for that matter). I get the point you are trying to make about liberals, but, it’s not always a good idea to make hasty generalizations. For the most part a college degree is a good idea.

    Mitt Romney has TWO advanced degrees from Harvard (Law and MBA). George W. Bush is also a Harvard graduate (MBA).

    • You forgot Obama also has a degree from Harvard. How’s that working out for you?

      Yes GWB is a Harvard graduate and he signed on to one of the largest bailouts ever in American history that arguably laid the ground work for Obama’s out-of-control spending. Do you really want to use Harvard as an example of enlightenment?

      • conservative02 says

        There are tons of conservatives who have degrees from Harvard. So, unfortunately I do think it is an example of a school that produces great thinkers.

        Just because Obama has a degree from Harvard does not mean that Harvard is a bad school (or a breeding ground for liberals). Obama’s problem is with his policy choices as President. Again, there are lots of Republicans who went to “liberal” Ivy League schools.

    • Veritas Vincit says

      Advanced degrees generally don’t mean much once you’re a couple of years out of school, then it depends on your ability to use what you learned.

      Its not the value of a higher education, its the Left’s absolute fetish with a college degree as a measure of intelligence. Listen to them, they harp on it all the time.

      Higher education isn’t for everyone. There are thousands of examples of “self-made” men and women who rise in business and industry and *hire* folks with college degrees.

      Not bashing higher ed… I hold a post graduate myself… but the author led with that as the litmus test of a qualified candidate.

      • conservative02 says

        Some examples of advanced degrees that DO matter a few years after college are: doctors, lawyers, pharmacists, engineers, accountants, dentists, economists, and so forth. So, yes, I do unfortunately think that advanced degrees are a sign of intelligence. If given a choice I would rather have a candidate who has a degree (or two).

        Just because a liberal says something does not mean it is automatically untrue. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. 🙂 But, I get what you’re saying about liberals carrying on about going to college.

        As for self made men … most truly successful men and women (think CEOs) have college degrees. There are some exceptions to this, but, in my opinion a college education is a strong indication of intelligence and competence.

        P.S. I agree that GWB is a total moron.

    • Harvard and the Ivy League are no longer the bastians of higher education they once were. Their lack of core course requirements, along with their indoctrination and left-wing bias have seriously degraded their reputations. Though they don’t know that yet. Send your kids to Hillsdale, Patrick Henry, or Regent if you want them to get a real education.

  2. Spiked Flails says

    From DAY ONE, the Left’s cries for “civility” were all B.S.!! With that plaintive cry, they were intending to bash Republicans as meanies while they would continue to use the exact same venomous rhetoric they’ve always used. …FROM DAY ONE!!

  3. What? They let Fitz out of California again?

    The Left have moved on past calls for civility into total fascism: oppose us and we will destroy you.

  4. Bob Regan says

    I just have one question for all you conservatives. What’s it like to live a life which is totally controlled by fear and intolerance?

  5. WOW – Most of you are missing the point here – This wild, nasty opinion piece was written as NEWS! This garbage is nothing more than blathering opinion written by a sad, pathetic looser who wants to cry about his chosen candidate loosing to an actual patriotic citizen. We have cut the lame stream media way too much slack in their “news” reporting. This article is also an example of how scared the left leaning democratic party is about having to face another round of real patriotic, citizen, Americans in the 2012 election cycle. Give them hell Jesse!

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