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A statement from Mark Summer at today's Abbreviated Pundit Round-up made me laugh:

For a long time, "they're against it just because we're for it" seemed like a bit of an overstatement. But when they're against reaching out to help kidnapped children just because liberals went there first... yeah, saddening is one term that might apply.
Not in one of those, "that's funny because it's a funny joke" kind of thing, but in a "I see this thing all over the internet" kind of way.  The comment is in response to the conservative reaction to trying to bring attention to the kidnapped Nigerian girls, which really did amount to nothing more than "Michelle Obama brought it up, therefore it must be wrong."

 At Balloon Juice, Cleek's Law is defined as the following:

today’s conservatism is the opposite of what liberals want today: updated daily.
Since the creation of the reactionary Republicans, it generally always seems to apply, which is why sometimes we ask the president to extol the virtues of breathing.

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    "Moon landing was real. Evolution exists. Tax cuts lose revenue. The research has shown this a thousand times. Enough already." - Austan Goolsbee

    by anonevent on Sun May 18, 2014 at 08:23:06 AM PDT

  •  interesting comparison is to compare our (4+ / 0-)
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    AJayne, judyms9, ozajh, anonevent

    "conservatives" to their cousins across the pond and it seems their British cousins do not recognize them

    Add to this the GOP's knee-jerk (with the emphasis on jerk) reaction to anything Obama and you end up with a reflexive ideology which would oppose a balanced budget if Obama proposed it or any other of their pet fiscal programs.  As the above article notes, the American conservatives are committed to their social agenda to the exclusion of their economic agenda (check Reagan to see how Conservatives hold the line on economics).  Add to this the opposition to Obama and you have a party adrift, without a true ideology that does not fit on a bumper sticker.

    That is the reason Paul and Cruz are such darlings of these conservatives while in GB they would be reduced to standing on a soapbox in Hyde Park shouting through a megaphone at passersby  

  •  If only (4+ / 0-)

    If only Obama came out strongly against drinking bleach or sticking keys into electrical outlets...

  •  At least we get the daily updates on the new (0+ / 0-)

    liberally induced conservatism here on DK.  And, yes, I know they are now against daily updates of any kind.

    Building a better America with activism, cooperation, ingenuity and snacks.

    by judyms9 on Sun May 18, 2014 at 02:00:12 PM PDT

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