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It may be the year of the conservative woman, but among rank and file conservatives, it’s more like 1950.  Or 1775.  I’ve always believed that the best way to find out what people are thinking is to read the comments they make when they can be sure they’re anonymous.  But what I encountered when I read the comments to a Washington Examiner article on Christine O’Donnell blew my mind.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that published an article detailing an anonymous man’s one night stand with Christine O’Donnell.  The subject of the Examiner article is the National Organization for Women’s refusal to comment on the affair.  The comments under the article are aimed at N.O.W.  If the comments were substantive criticism of N.O.W.’s policies, that would be one thing.  But instead, well, just read for yourself:

"Berniebouck2003: It should read “National Organization for Women Who Actually Think They are Men.”
"Curtis: No, it’s “National Organization for Whores.”
"Sir Shagsalot: National Organization for Strap-on Fanatics."
"Moe (in reply to Sir Shagsalot): Isn’t it amazing that all those women who are so ANTI-PENIS own a rubber one?"

And on and on.  I think this raises a valid question.  Should we believe conservatives when they claim they are not anti-poor, racist, or anti-woman?

And remember Sharron Angle's talk of "Second Amendment remedies"?  I was reading the posts from anotherWashington Examiner article and thought I'd include a few of the more entertaining comments:

"You don't need to know how to spell to hold and aim a gun."
"Buy ammunition now before the dems take your right to bear arms away from you. The blood of patriots....."
"It's time for Conservatives to arm ourselves. Oh wait, we are already, we have the guns. The time is now!"
"We need one good military general to "take over" and stop this. Where is that leader?"

I especially like the one that advocates a military coup.  Now, I'll admit, I've seen a few extreme comments on Kos.  But they're a far cry from what I've read on conservative sites.  Why isn't Bill O'Reilly criticizing this stuff?  The tea partiers tell us over and again that they just want a peaceful change to a smaller government.  But when comments like this appear over and over again on sites like the Examiner, Michelle Malkin, and Breitbart’s sites, the evidence is clear.  We know what they’re really thinking.

Originally posted to dydst on Sat Oct 30, 2010 at 04:49 PM PDT.

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  •  A night in bed w/ a drunk Christine O'Donnell? (2+ / 0-)
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    kurt, Calamity Jean

    What a nightmare! Sorry, looks aren't everything to me.

    For relevant sci-fi and fantasy, go to

    by Kimball Cross on Sat Oct 30, 2010 at 06:00:43 PM PDT

  •  I don't believe... (0+ / 0-)

    that your valid question is valid.

    No, there is no reason for us to believe their claims when all available evidence is contra-indicative.

    The penalty that good men pay for not being interested in politics is to be governed by men worse than themselves. - Plato

    by robroser on Sat Oct 30, 2010 at 06:36:02 PM PDT

  •  Those kind of comments are standard stuff (1+ / 0-)
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    at, and any comment board where wingers turn up, including major newspaper sites.

    The Great Recession is a happy happy joy joy time to drop your obsolete skills and train for new ones.

    by doinaheckuvanutjob on Sat Oct 30, 2010 at 09:32:55 PM PDT

  •  Food for Thought (0+ / 0-)

    "This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their Constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it."

    Abraham Lincoln
    1st Inaugral Address March 4, 1861

    I daresay that the Tea Partiers, of which I am not one, believe that should this country continue down the progressive path of the last 70 years (and accelerating in the last 4), that at some point the in the future the country will not resemble the one that was founded. That the liberty that made this country so great for so many generations, will vanish forever. I think the Tea Partier's think that the tipping point is coming upon us. Why would the progressives be surprised at this? Obama himself has been talking about fundamental change since his campaign. Tea Partiers and conservatives in general like the fundamental structure of this country. They believe in freedom and limited role of governments. They also believe that the founding fathers believed this too. So when progressives talk about fundamental change - it sounds like you are talking about revolution - it's just been a very slow one, but a revolution nonetheless.

    •  I sure am glad (0+ / 0-)

      that our country today doesn't resemble the bad old days where Africans worked as slaves and women had no right to vote.  I have no idea where you got the idea that these folks were enjoying liberty.

      Read a book!

      Evreything Right is Wrong Again - TMBG (lyrics)

      by GreenPA on Sun Oct 31, 2010 at 05:31:52 AM PDT

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      •  Perhaps you should read my post (0+ / 0-)

        ...Not sure where you get from my post that I, or the Tea Partiers think that the country should be in every way like the country of the founding fathers. I stated simply that many believe in the fundamental structure of a country that first and foremost values the individual rather than the government is one worth fighting for, and that the founding fathers believed the same thing. Some had a strange idea about who qualified as an individual, but that does not make the idea of individual liberty any less meritorious. Conservatives in general feel that the freedoms the individual has enjoyed for so long (however imperfectly), are vanishing. Perhaps I could have made that clearer.

        Those very ideas of freedom and liberty for the individual were the ideas that we depended upon to finally win the right for slaves to be free, women to vote, and for many of the things that progressives hold dear.

        So to tell me to read a book as though I am some uneducated person who doesn't know my history is not only condescending, its intellectually lazy.

        •  What a load (0+ / 0-)

          Conservatives opposed abolitionism with their Bibles open to Exodus, after all, God has no problem with slavery; why should America?

          If Conservatives wanted to advance the cause of liberty they would be liberals - by definition.  They may think they way you describe but it is a thin beard over their agenda to hold back minority freedoms and advance corporate irresponsibility.

          My experience is that conservatives take the protections provided to them by "big" government for granted.  When their food is free of bacteria do they thank the FDA?  When their local streams and lakes are free of toxic chemicals do they thank the EPA?  When they get the latest and greatest medicines to they thank the CDC?

          Maybe you are not completely uneducated, but certainly undereducated if you think only some of the founding fathers had strange ideas about who qualified as a person.  This was the middle of the Indian Wars; already hundreds of thousands of indigenous people lay dead because of European plagues and weapons and the next hundred years would bring the near extinction of these peoples.  You wont find any remorse for this massacre until sometime around 1890.

          Evreything Right is Wrong Again - TMBG (lyrics)

          by GreenPA on Mon Nov 01, 2010 at 08:18:39 AM PDT

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