|Just say it they'll believe it|
While addressing the California Democrats State Convention in Los Angeles on March 9th, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told attendees she was told by an anonymous Republican that his party doesn't care about "really hungry children." Via RCP
I asked a Republican friend why his party remains so opposed to extending the vital lifelines for struggling families and really hungry children. This colleague’s response was telling in its blunt nature and it’s stunning in its honestly. What he said was to the Republican caucus, these people you are talking about are invisible, and the Republican caucus is indifferent to them. Invisible and indifferent. This is just plain wrong. That is not the leadership the American people deserve and it is up to us to demonstrate clearly how Democrats are different.
Here’s the rub; tools like Pelosi pride themselves on their highly evolved awareness that the rest of us could only hope for. Their awe-inspiring good intentions and their admirable sense of right and wrong is all they need to be right. So sure is Pelosi and her ilk they that they are always right, any disagreement or dissention can only be an insult on their superior intellect and should be derided with extreme prejudice early and often. In fact, any opposition to their position immediately triggers instant hatred of the knuckle-dragging offender. Indeed, whatever the left decides to believe magically becomes the new science, completely exempt from any scientific scrutiny. Because of their towering intellect, belief alone is all that’s needed.
But here is the real reason the Pelosi’s of the world have to resort to this kind of rhetoric. They know, deep in their hearts that they have to rig the game to win because their argument is fundamentally flawed both in terms of common sense and basic human nature.
So when Neanderthal Republican says that “Hey, you know what we outta think about reigning in some of this over the top spending, you know so we don't stick our kids with the bill” Pelosi’s only response is “Republicans want to kill all the Children!” Because in the end, that’s all she’s got.