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Modern Left’s “overweening intolerance for any hint of dissent”

So writes Will Collier in his reflection in Jimmy Carter’s latest attempt at relevance.  The failed former President seems to know that he’ll only get media attention if  he says something outrageous since few people, few responsible people that is, take seriously his pontification on world affairs:

Jimmah’s empty slander is just another sign of the unbecoming moral vanity at the heart of the modern Left, to say nothing of its overweening intolerance for any hint of dissent. People know good and well that being opposed to socialized medicine or trillion-dollar deficits doesn’t make them racist. Calling them ugly names isn’t going to make them cower away in fear–it’s going to make them more convinced than ever that they’re in the right.

And it won’t do anything to convince undecided Americans to support the proposed Democratic overhaul of our health care system.  Indeed, the latest polls confirm John Hinderaker’s hypothesis that the left-wing strategy of demonization would help promote their plan:

One of my themes lately has been that the Democrats’ strategy of trying to demonize opponents of socialized medicine rather than honestly debate the merits of their proposal–whatever it is–is a political mistake. People care about health care, they don’t want their insurance taken away, and they aren’t impressed by assertions that everyone who disagrees with Barack Obama must be a racist.

He cites the latest Rasmussen poll to confirm his point:   Opposition to Obama’s Health Care Reform Reaches New High at 55%.



  1. More deflection by the left.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 17, 2009 @ 2:16 am - September 17, 2009

  2. HotAir points out those sexy new tire tracks on Jimmuh’s face, courtesy of today’s White House.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — September 17, 2009 @ 2:22 am - September 17, 2009

  3. Jimmah is an idiot… always has been an idiot.

    Comment by thestraightaussie — September 17, 2009 @ 3:37 am - September 17, 2009

  4. Mara Liasson at NPR wondered if Jimmy Carter secretly works for the RNC. That sounds about right.

    Apparently, the WH thinks they had some traction beating up Wilson, but now that’s been derailed. The Journolist folks are going to have to work double-time to dig out of this hole.

    Best wishes,

    Comment by MFS — September 17, 2009 @ 8:00 am - September 17, 2009

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  7. I’ve noticed that most of the uber-lefties I interact with grew up in somewhat privileged areas and/or among mostly white people. I think some of their assumptions about the rest of us white folk being racist stems from that sheltered experience.

    I grew up in an area with modest incomes and attended high school in the 80’s (pre-political correctness era) with numerous races blended together; black, white, Vietnamese, Philippine & Hispanic. We all got along and race was no big deal.

    It really chaps my hide when liberals assume I’m racist because of their own myopic view of the world.

    Comment by Annie — September 17, 2009 @ 3:06 pm - September 17, 2009

  8. Me too annie.

    Comment by Steven E. Kalbach — September 17, 2009 @ 5:48 pm - September 17, 2009

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