The Constitution – I’m Not Kidding!

Curtice Mang has an interesting sense of humor. He is not crass like a Todd Kincannon, and is not utterly dismissive of liberals like Kurt Schlichter. However, in his book The Constitution – I’m Not Kidding! And Other Tales of Liberal Folly, Mang places the follies of liberal policies in simplistic terms that can leave any conservative ready to deal with dimwitted progressives at will. Whether it’s dealing with the attitude of entitlement, justification of pork barrel spending, climate change loons, or insane foreign policy choices, there is something for conservatives to hurl back at progressives.

One point that Mang makes early on in his book – in the Introduction no less – is something that should resonate with any conservative that has been faced with dealing with the questionable logic of liberals when it comes to government in general:

It is more important to be earnest, to care, to “do something.” A typical liberal solution goes something like this:

  • a. A perceived problem is identified;
  • b. Pass legislation addressing the perceived problem;
  • c. New legislation either does not solve perceived problem or creates new, unintended problem(s);
  • d. Repeat b and c.
  • The book, of course is titled after Nancy Pelosi’s historic nonsensical speech about having to pass Obamacare to know what’s in it, and that is the topic of the first chapter. Of course, that details the ridiculous stupidity of progressives today, describing how they either believe that healthcare must be more complex than creating a whole new form of government. Or you can take the colossally stupid explanation for why the Affordable Care Act is so long in comparison with the Constitution and the Federalist Papers combined – the legislation was double-spaced.

    But Mang does not restrict himself to the stupidity of liberals when it comes to the Constitution, of course. He covers several other topics, including the ones already listed, plus a few others including Gitmo and Joe Biden. Throughout, there are footnotes of a sort, but most of them are personal asides, or sports trivia. While it is not a compilation of “zingers”, it definitely can be the inspiration for many, given the right circumstances. It is an enjoyable read, and definitely is more amusing than watching Piers Morgan try to match wits with… well… anyone.

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    Liz Harrison (twitter: @GoldwaterGal)

    Liz is a mostly-retired veteran political campaign worker, wife, mom, opinionated gal, fiscal conservative, anti-social-conservative, atheist, and foreign affairs/Mid-East politics junkie.

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