What is it with some of the left that at the mere mention of someone with opposing views, they immediately lose all focus and rant against conservatives and Republicans in general or John McCain and Sarah Palin in particular.Â They have long since transferred their hatred of Bush to McCain and Palin.
All this just proves is that their animosity against Republicans is only partly based on ideology or dislike of a supposedly incompetent and unintelligent executive, but primarily in their own neuroses.Â They have some “need” to express their hatred against conservatives, verbally on their blogs and in person as well as physically against signs and bumper stickers promoting Republicans.
In the past few days, I have been surprised at the number of McCain-Palin bumper stickers I have seen in the West Hollywood/Hollywood area, impressed that these motorists are willing to risk having their cars keyed or otherwise vandalized, given how frequently that has happened in years past.
Now, blogress Cassy Fiano reports from Albemarle County, Virginia (my old stomping grounds when I was in law school about how these unhappy leftists have vandalized or stolen McCain campaign signs.Â Not just that:
Two couples that put up signs expressing support for GOP candidates have had their signs stolen and have been receiving hate mail. And while Chris [Albemarle County GOP chairman Chris Schoenewald] told me they’re used to seeing some level of this kind of activity, this is the worst. â€œLarge billboard signs that people are putting onto their property are being vandalized or stolen,â€ Chris said. â€œIn past years, we haven’t seen that happen. We’ve been putting them on private property where the owners have been asking us to put them there. We’ve never seen a situation where there’s been this level of vandalism and theft. This is the first time that we’ve really seen this scale of activity.â€
And I thought Bush-hatred was bad in 2004. This year, the vandalism has increased to levels never previously seen, at least in Virginia.
Albemarle County surrounds the City of Charlottesville, site of the University of Virginia. Interesting that we find the greatest amount of anti-Republican hatred near university campuses.
What is it about intellectuals who supposedly pursue the truth dispassionattely that makes them so passioantely intolerant of opposing viewpoints. Check out Cassy’s post to see photographic evidence of their intolerance. And to wonder why these people find it necessary to express themselves profanely when confronting conservatives.