Back in 2004, after George W. Bush was re-elected President of the United States, a little internet meme/fad started called “Sorry Everybody“. It featured various Democratic Voters who made signs apologizing for George Bush’s victory, despite their best efforts. It was one of the first (and mildest) forms of Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS). Here’s an example;
Now, after Barack Obama’s victory in 2008’s Presidential Election, a new meme has formed using the same method. “From52to48withlove“, an obvious reference to the 52/48 popular vote results, offers no apologies but instead features people reaching out with thoughts and words of post-partisanship, and working together as we move forward. How nice.
Pay attention to that last line there, “to respect you always”… Also, notice how we suprisingly went from being “2 Nations Under Bush’s God” to compassionate Americans, wanting to work together for the future, and hope, and change, and unicorns, and rainbows!
Honestly, no one who has followed politics over the last 8 years can claim to be surprised by this. For me to start ranting on how hilariously hypocritical this is would be stating the obvious and thus boring. However, I’d like to bring something else to your attention…
On the 2008 ballot, depending on your state, county, or district, not only were you voting for President, but most likely you were also voting for Senators, Representatives, City Council seats, judges, and various propositions. In Florida, Arizona, and California one of these propositions was an amendment to the state’s constitution to protect traditional marriage to be between and man and woman only. The proposition passed in all three states, effectively banning same-sex marriage, which brings the total number of states with similar bans from 27 to 30. This now becomes especially interesting in California, whose Supreme Court had just declared same-sex marriage legal in May of this year.
To make things even more intriguing, California passed Proposition 8 by a margin of 52 to 48. Sound familiar?
So naturally, one would expect the intellectual, compassionate, and open-minded left to quickly spawn a similar “From48to52withlove” meme to encourage both supporters and detractors of Proposition 8 to come together in post-partisanship and pride in their country. With a gap of only 4 points, it’s not entirely impossible that with some effective campaigning and compelling arguments, the “No on 8” movement could pick up a few more voters and swing the decision their way next time Proposition 8 is on the ballot. However, that would be a bit too practical, logical, and rational for Democrats. Instead, World Net Daily reports;
On a blog website, “Tread” wrote, “I hope the No on 8 people have a long list and long knives.”
Another contributor to the JoeMyGod website said, “While financially I supported the Vote No, and was vocal to everyone and anyone who would listen, I have never considered being a violent radical extremist for our equal rights. But now I think maybe I should consider becoming one. Perhaps that is the only thing that will affect the change we so desperately need and deserve.”
A contributor identifying himself as “Joe” said, “I swear, I’d murder people with my bare hands this morning.”
Ahhh, I love the smell of post-partisanship in the morning!!!
But why let it stop with hate-speech and threats? Literally thousands of homosexuals and other supporters of the “No on 8” campaign have started to protesting the result of an election for no other reason than they don’t like the result. There are no controversial recounts, no accusations of voter intimidation or outright cheating. This is simply a group of people thrown into a rage because a majority of voters don’t agree with them. I’m curious as to what Democrats and Obama-supporters would be saying had conservatives thrown similar protests after the results of the Nov. 4th election. Anyone care to venture a guess?
The Huffington Post has begun a movement to have the Mormon Church lose it’s tax-exempt status because it encouraged its members to support Proposition 8. Yet HuffPo doesn’t seem to find any problem with the Mormon-bashing ads created by supporters of the “No on 8” movement. The LA times reports,
A commercial opposing Proposition 8 also drew criticism. In it, two actors portraying Mormon missionaries forced their way into the well-kept home of a married lesbian couple.
“Hi, we’re here from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” one says.
“We’re here to take away your rights,” says his partner.
The missionaries then rip the wedding rings from the women’s fingers and ransack their house until they find the women’s marriage license, which they destroy.
“Hey, we have rights,” one of the women says.
“Not if we can help it,” answers the missionary.
The ad was produced by an independent group not affiliated with the official No-on-8 campaign and was shown on MSNBC and Comedy Central, according to Rick Jacobs of the Courage Campaign, a progressive political group.
Is it really that suprising that Mormons supported the “Yes on 8” campaign if they saw something like that?
Really, what it all boils down to is that Democrats and progressives are only interested in post-partisanship and working together when it’s their ideas and their causes that are winning. They have become the ultimate defintion of poor losers. The obvious mantra of the left is “magnanimous in victory, outraged in defeat”. They celebrate and cheer and reach out to their opponents when they win, but break out in riots, protests, threats, and temper tantrums when they lose.
It used to turn my stomach when I saw such obvious hypocrisy within a group of people. However, after the last 8 years of the hate and vitriol thrown at George W. Bush, I’ve become immune to it.
It’s facinating that this comes from a group of people who won’t hesitate to remind someone how much more intellectual and “worldly” they are when compared to Republicans. They love to remind people that a greater majority of Democratic voters are college graduates, or hold post-graduate degrees. I wonder if anyone has ever done research over the party affiliation of people who participate in vandalism, assault, and disturbing the peace? I wonder which party would take that crown.