While the left is content to spew their opinions and opine on subjects that they are dangerously under educated about, the chasm between what they claim and what they do continues to grow wider. The left claims to care so very much about the people, and whatever shortcomings that they face. The reality between the left’s over-reaching legislation and their over-spending, is that they will happily use whatever they must in order to further their own flawed claims and defective logic.
After President Bush sent troops to Iraq, and after her son died in battle, Cindy Sheehan began vigorously criticizing Bush. She became a darling of the left, and became seen as someone sympathetic that the left could hitch their wagons to, who could also harshly criticize Bush with impunity. As Sheehan began to criticize Democrats in Congress, as well as President Obama, the left abandoned their support of Sheehan. The separation of Democrats and Sheehan eventually grew so large that Sheehan ran unsuccessfully against Nancy Pelosi for California’s 8th Congressional District seat.
Occupy Wall Street was another one of the left’s “useful idiots.” As the group coalesced and began to protest in New York, parallel groups sprouted up around the world. Sensing a populist movement that they could, again, hitch their wagon to, the left went so far as to say, “God bless them.” However, once reports of perversions, hard-drug use, racism, and sex crimes grew in number, the left had little choice but to abandon this group as well.
Will the new Gabby Giffords/Mark Kelly gun-control initiative (“Americans for Responsible Solutions“) be used in the same way? As a convenient means to push heavy-handed gun control measures by the left? It certainly fits the same scenario as previous movements that the left has already glommed onto: it’s a movement built on tragedy, it has a sympathetic figurehead, and it has the promise of compassionate and devoted supporters. It would also allow the left to paint gun-rights advocates as callous and non-caring about gun crime victims.
“Let no crisis go to waste,” the saying goes, and the left has wholeheartedly embraced that advice. There is no bridge too far, or hyperbole too divisive, that the left will not try to use. Will the left ever run out of convenient victims to re-victimize, or will the right finally wise up enough, that it will be able to argue consistently against such false narratives? With every new false narrative, this writer would like to claim there’s a distinguishable stepping forward on the right, but for every step forward, it seems like there is a Todd Akin or Richard Mourdock to stop the right’s progress in its tracks. We must learn not just to argue better (and illustrate lies effectively) but to avoid the left’s verbal pot holes as well.