In his monologue yesterday, Rush Limbaugh reflected on a theme which John Podhoretz considered in his column on the Supreme Court arguments over Obamacare and, as I put it yesterday, “the failure of all too many in the chattering classes to appreciate the merits of conservative arguments“.
On the astonished reaction of liberals to the poor arguments the administration made before the Supreme Court in defense of the president’s signature initiative, the talker explained:
It’s eye-opening. I really want to be serious about this. They’re a bunch of overhyped know-nothings who do not have an expansive view of the world. They’re in a prison that’s created by their own conceit. They’re in a prison that’s the result of their own arrogance and they live in a place where there is no reality.
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Now, let me go through some of Hayward’s piece here to try to be illustrative of what I’m talking about. “The Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Month for the Left.”[*] I’m not gonna read the whole thing. I’m gonna take excerpts here. “It is typical for politically engaged people to note the weaknesses and defects of their own side…” No, that’s what’s remarkable; they don’t. There are no weaknesses. There are no defects, until they’re confronted with them. They do not conceive them. (Continuing reading excerpt) “…while overestimating the strength and prowess of their opponents.” That’s us. That’s what we have always done, and hopefully no more. There’s no reason to ever feel inferior to these people. There’s no reason to grant them superior or elite status in any way.
Via Powerline picks. And Rush invites the question: why do some on the left refuse to acknowledge the weaknesses in their own arguments? Or the merits of their opponents’?
*Link not in original.