Last week, I brought up a really stupid “survey” one leftist whacko cooked up in his fried little brain to “test” the depths of their support. I turned it around, taking an almost-as-hyperbolic hypothetical situation and asked anti-Bush readers to answer that one.
In the comments, though, they wouldn’t take the bait. But a couple of them in particular proved my point in their refusal. jreid (mentioned earlier today and No Exit both exhibited the frothing moonbat mentality in fine fettle. In fact, No Exit so captured the lunacy, his remarks ought to be printed out and saved in the Smithsonian as an examplar of the species.
But one recurring theme was that the Bush backers (like me, presumably) are mindless automatons, unthinking, willing puppets who just voice their support regardless of whatever he does, and defend his decisions, policies, and actions without any thought for themselves.
This is a load of crap, and sheerest projection. As Synova pointed out, Bush supporters tend to be far more issue-oriented than focusing on the individual. It’s the Left that automatically denounces and gainsays Bush.
You want proof? Fine. Let’s do a little compare and contrast.
A few months ago, Bush nominated Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. At that time, a lot of his traditional base differed with him — and quite vocally, to the point where he had to withdraw her and replace her with Samuel Alito. I was one of those voices. Also, when I endorsed Bush for re-election, I specifically cited several instances where I disagreed with his positions.
So, let’s see how things are on the other foot. I challenge liberal bloggers to go back and find a single posting where they — no matter how reluctantly — supported a single Bush policy, decision, statement, or action. If you don’t have a blog of your own, go poking through the archives of some of the bigger left-lurching blogs and find one there. Kos, Atrios, TPM, Cousin Oliver Willis — find ONE INSTANCE where they didn’t just mindlessly oppose Bush.
I’m betting you won’t.
In fact, I’ll even go so far as to predict that they’ll just take the opportunity to engage in more Bush-bashing and Bush supporter bashing. Because that’s what it’s all about to them — Bush, not the issues.