Arrogance and smugness are bad traits of politicians on all points of the political spectrum, but these undesirable qualities, sprinkled with a tendency toward the profane, definitely seem more prevalent among the leftists.
Last weekend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave an interview on "The Capitol Pressroom," a PBS radio program. He stated that "extreme right wing" conservatives who favor the Second Amendment and oppose abortion and gay marriage are not welcome in New York state.
“Who are they?” the governor asked in his annoying, nasal voice. “Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”
The millions of New Yorkers who are pro-life, favor the right to own firearms and oppose gay marriage would beg to differ. Just because New York is a blue state doesn't mean it has no conservatives. And those conservatives, who pay taxes just like everyone else, certainly do not want a left wing Democrat governor defining who New Yorkers are. This is just one of many recent examples of haughty behavior from insufferable liberals. (If I were to respond like a typical lefty, I'd call the governor an intolerant bigot and a "hater.")
In recent months a couple of teachers' unions -- in Michigan and Wisconsin -- have defended tooth-and-nail two dirtbag teachers whose transgressions were disgraceful.
In the small northern Michigan town of Rose City, math teacher Neal Erickson was fired after he was convicted of raping a male student over three years, from 2006 to 2009. He was sentenced to 15-30 years in prison. The Michigan Education Association is going to arbitration to try to force the West Branch-Rose City school district to pay Erickson a $10,000 severance buyout. Adding insult to injury, several teachers wrote letters to a local judge in support of their pedophile colleague. Moreover, one school board member sat with the supportive teachers and Erickson's family when the scumbag was sentenced.
Now on to another nauseating display from one of our esteemed "educators"...
In Wisconsin, Andrew Harris, a science teacher at the Glacier Creek Middle School in suburban Madison, was fired for viewing porn on school grounds and trading it with others. The local teachers union was able to get Harris reinstated with $200,000 dollars in back pay. The union spent about $700,000 on legal fees. Your tax dollars at work!
Think about it: Does a convicted pedophile deserve ANY kind of severence pay? Would you want a pervert who abuses school equipment by viewing and transmitting porn to be teaching your kids? Of course not, but the teachers' unions dug in their heels with a fierce determination for both of these dirtbags, demonstrating that power, money and sickly pride trump common decency and respect for others in the minds of left-wing ideologues.
These are the kinds of stories that deserve closer attention from the public. These are the types of incidents that low information voters don't know or care about, either because they have chosen to be apathetic and ignorant, they are addicted to sucking off the government teet, or they believe the distorted stereotypes of conservatives that the corrupt media perpetuates with its tainted reporting.
And there's more...
Down in Texas, which seems to be a culture and world all its own, the darling of the left-wing media is Wendy Davis, famous for her abortion filibuster last fall in the state legislature during which she wore pink sneakers that were pictured all over Twitter and other social media. (The Twitter hashtag #standforwendy was a busy one!)
Ms. Davis is a candidate in the Lone Star State's gubernatorial race, and her opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott, has been paralyzed and in a wheelchair for 30 years. It seems Davis, whose personal veracity has come into question of late due to extreme embellishments on her resume, has a gaggle of tasteless supporters who are badly lacking in class and common decency.
A video has surfaced depicting Davis supporters as having fun with the fact Abbott is in a wheelchair. And lest we forget, Ms. Davis claimed it was Abbott who was behind revealing her dishonesty about her supposedly "self-made" background, and chose to state that Abbott "has never walked a mile in my shoes." Classy.
And then there's Florida Democrat U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who on Wednesday's anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court ruling on abortion wished Roe v. Wade a happy 41st “birthday” because of her “commitment to protecting women’s rights.” It doesn't take a genius to spot the irony of that idiotic statement. "BIRTHDAY"? Really? For an anniversary that commemorates the butchery of 55 million fetuses, courtesy of vacuum hoses and saline solution? This is beyond the pale. I'd be willing to bet that 95 percent of abortion supporters don't know who Margaret Sanger was, or that she was a vile, racist eugenicist.
Speaking of abortion, worthless commediene Sarah Silverman, whose schtick would make a drunken longshoreman blush, recently came out with an ad in which Jesus Christ is sitting munching popcorn with her and gives the thumbs-up to abortion. Breathtaking sacrilege, to say the least.
I could go on a lot longer, but ought to wrap this up... No sense regurgitating the numerous vulgar and nasty attacks on Sarah Palin from the likes of Martin Bashir and perpetual potty-mouth Cher. They're out there, but I'm not going to wallow any further.
There is a stark ugliness to the progressive mindset and many who call themselves progressives. A cold, soulless and expedient nature in itself is bad enough. But accompanied by unbridled conceit, it's insufferable.
The most alarming thought for conservatives is not so much the fiscal ruin that will befall our nation if the progressives continue to make inroads in K-12 education, academia, the news media and government (as bad as that scenario would be). It's the condescending, smug know-it-all attitudes of the leftist elites regarding their misguided statist policies, in conjunction with their cancerous, nihilistic social agenda that could well destroy this nation. There is absolutely no time for complacency or overconfidence. We're in for the fight of our lives.