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Conservative Mugging Victims

March 23, 2011

    Here’s part of an older piece by Charlie Reina for The Huffington Post that I found while researching my next post. I found the opening paragraphs particularly well-written and right on target, so I thought I’d share them here:

    For years now, the Rush Limbaugh set has been telling this joke: “What do you call a liberal who’s been mugged? A conservative.”

    It’s a pretty good joke, too, because it says so much about the people who delight in telling it. I don’t mean conservatives or Republicans, necessarily, because the punch-line has less to do with politics than with human nature.

    No, these joke tellers are merely hypocrites who, whether or not they ever had a selfless thought, can’t quite cope with the shame of their own fear, cowardice and selfishness, so they project it onto others. They tell us: We’re all out for Number One; only, liberals can’t admit it. But what they really mean is: I’d sell out my own brother for a tax rebate; wouldn’t you?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. blackwatertown permalink
    March 23, 2011 3:55 pm

    I thought the old cliche was that a Republican was a Democrat who had been mugged.
    And a Democrat was a Republican who’d been arrested.
    Don’t think it holds true in reality though.

  2. Heywood Jablome permalink
    March 23, 2011 9:01 pm

    Ha ha that’s a great picture… Is that one kid wearing a tie?

    “We’re all out for Number One; only, liberals can’t admit it. But what they really mean is: I’d sell out my own brother for a tax rebate; wouldn’t you?”

    Exactly!

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