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The Right Can’t Write

I often wonder how a small group of right-wingers can hang out day after day on left leaning blogs. You must be very brave and righteous (and have a lot of time on your hands). I couldn’t stand doing the same on a right-wing blog. That would have me in a nut house before you could say Frederick Koch (Koch Brothers Daddy) or John Birch. It would drive me crazy and maybe that is the answer. Maybe we just attract the crazies on the right.

I’m waiting for the righties to write a cogent and all-encompassing article on the contributions of conservatives to the good of the nation. I would think they would have a lot to say about that instead of just checking “thumbs down” boxes which doesn’t take a great deal of talent.

Recently on Facebook, a friend shared a terrific post with me and here it is:

“Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got African-Americans the right to vote. Liberals created Social Security and lifted millions of elderly and poor out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation. Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, and the Voting Rights Act. Liberals created Medicare. Liberals passed the Clean Air Act, and the Clean Water Act. What did the Conservatives do? They opposed every one of those programs – every single one! So when you try to hurl the word “liberal” at my feet, as if it were dirty, something to run away from, something that I should be ashamed of, it won’t work because I will pick up that label and wear it as a badge of honor. (So spoke Congressman Santos, on the 2005 TV series “The West Wing”.

So, come on Righties, the above comments from a fictitious character in a TV series should give you food for thought because most of us Lefties really, sincerely, believe in what that character said and know it is true.

Judging from your wild comments to us Lefties, this should be a “walk in the park” for you. I’m sure all the other leaders on our blog will support the publication of such an article. Or are you just “chicken” (baby ones to boot).

Come on, show us that you can write a few sentences in logical order and stop hiding behind pseudonyms. I think I can promise you that we won’t bite or pull out our concealed marshmallow weapons if we find out who you are.

We’ll even invite you to our Author’s party at the end of the year. Wouldn’t that be fun?

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  1. Well said Charlie. I wear the labels liberal, treehugger, peacenik, and feminist, among others, with pride. If a RWNJ chooses to respond to uyour request i would only request that they NOT try to use the “Party of Lincoln” crap.
    If you do so, then try to explain how the following Lincoln quotes fit with today’s GOP and it’s despicable leader(s):

    “I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.”

    “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

    “I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors, and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views.”

    “If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.”

    “How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.”

    “Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.”

    “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

    “Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.”

    “No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.”

    “I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal.”

    “Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.”

    “The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.”

    “These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people.”

    “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”

    “To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
    What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.”

    ’nuff said!

  2. Charles Loomis

    Hi, John,
    Just now I got a chance to read your reply to my piece on our new blog nevada-today.com, “The Right Can’t Write”.
    Thanks for the great quotations. Much appreciated.
    Charlie

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