No matter what salient point you counter their argument with, they treat it with a contemptuous disdain, as if they were arguing with someone whose parents were related.
Then, when you have them cornered and defeated, they either go down a “rabbit hole” that has nothing to do with the subject that you are discussing, or they literally have a Cyber Hissy Fit, resorting to ad hominum arguments, so filled with exasperation, that, in your mind’s eye, you envision them holding their breath, and jumping up and down, until they turn blue.
The reality is, as President Ronald Reagan used to quip,
The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.
Liberals always enter into a discussion with a Conservative with an attitude of superiority because they firmly believe themselves to be ‘”the smartest person in the room”, even when they aren’t…which is usually the situation.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I actually have Liberal friends in real life. However, when you are on an Internet Chat Board, the gift of anonymity frees people up to say what they are really feeling.
Its like when we were growing up and we stood in front of the mirror, using a hairbrush as a microphone, while singing along to our favorite song and pretending like we were that artist.
Our inhibitions tend to vanish when we are an anonymous Internet poster.
Therefore, Conservatives tend to fight for our belief in God and Country in no uncertain terms, while Liberals attempt to reinforce the meme that they are “the smartest people in the room”, by whatever means necessary.
When Liberals arrive in Washington to work for our government, whether by election or employment, they usually bring their unsubstantiated sense of superiority with them.
A good example of this is the Obama Administration’s reaction to the IRS Scandal.
From the President on down, they have blown off the matter of targeting Conservative Groups as if it was no big hairy deal.
I’m just glad they haven’t started loading us on the train bound for Siberia, yet.
The House Committee investigating the scandal has found the Administration to be uncooperative, of course.
However, they may have an answer to that.
The Washington Examiner reports that…
House Ways and Means Committee Republicans aren’t ruling out the use of the chamber’s “inherent contempt” authority if Attorney General Eric Holder refuses to act on the panel’s accusations against former IRS official Lois Lerner.
The committee voted Wednesday to seek an investigation of whether Lerner violated federal law by using her power to ensure Right-leaning groups were targeted for extra scrutiny by the agency, giving misleading information during a probe of the matter by the Treasury Department’s inspector general and using her personal email to conduct official business, which could have resulted in the disclosure of confidential taxpayer information.
“The Ways and Means Committee, led by Chairman [Dave] Camp [R-Mich.], has conducted a serious and thorough investigation of the IRS, uncovering abuses and criminal acts that should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said of the referral. “As I’ve said, if Lois Lerner continues to refuse to testify, then the House will hold her in contempt. And we will continue to shine the light on the administration’s abusive actions and use every tool at our disposal to expose the truth and ensure the American people get the answers they deserve.”
Among those tools is the House’s “inherent contempt” authority under the Constitution, which was initially exercised in 1795 during the First Congress and on multiple occasions thereafter. Lerner could be held until January 2015 when a new Congress is seated, which could issue another subpoena and throw her in the clink again if she still balks at testifying.
“I think we’ll deal with that, should that occur, but I think this too is an ongoing investigation, and, frankly, for the attorney general to turn a blind eye to this evidence would discredit him greatly,” Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, a Ways and Means Committee member, told the Washington Examiner when asked if the House would take that step if Holder refused to take the case.
The belief in their inherent intellectual superiority is one of the factors which has led the Obama Administration to make enormously harmful mistakes in both Domestic and Foreign Policy. Their belief that they are “above” everything, including the Laws of our nation, is what led to the IRS Scandal. This condescending hatred of Conservatives, which has blossomed during the Obama Administration, along with a deep-seated fear of the Tea Party Movement, lead them to attempt to nip a repeat of the 2010 Mid-Term Elections in the bud, by targeting Conservative Groups for auditing by Obama’s IRS.
And, now that their best-laid plan has gone horribly awry, they still believe that their self-believed intellectual superiority places them above our System of Checks and Balances.
However, someone smarter than “the smartest people in the room”, King Solomon, the son of King David, wrote the following,
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. – Proverbs 16:18 (ESV)
It was true then, and it is true now.
Until He Comes,