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Yeah, What He Said

Psychoanalyzing the Left is my own personal pet blogging project, so I love it when I come across things like this:

What makes a liberal a liberal? It’s a question I’ve been asking myself lately, perhaps because every liberal I meet nowadays seems to ask me how in the world I could be a conservative. My stock answer is that I’d love to be a liberal because, you know, chicks dig the progressives. But also because I’d love to resolve debates with clever rejoinders like “Halliburton!” or “Fox News!” or “Karl Rove!,” and because I’d love to engage in intellectual group hugs rather than confront awkward truths, and because I’d love to show how my heart is in the right place by supporting benevolent-sounding but historically discredited social policies which end up devastating the very communities they’re intended to benefit. So, yes, I’d love to be a liberal . . . except these pesky I.Q. points keep getting in the way.
Read the rest - Liberalism, on the Couch by Mark Goldblatt at NRO.

Posted by Ken McCracken · 14 June 2006 07:37 PM

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classic. I love the chicks love progressives part. Dead on. Try being a single military guy in a progressive town.........very lonely.

Posted by: christian at June 14, 2006 08:26 PM

"Intelligent people are often drawn to dumb ideas because the dumb ideas speak to their hearts rather than to their heads...Tyranny, like charity, begins with compassion; this lesson is utterly lost on liberals, for whom compassion is an absolute good."

Uh, I guess I'm not smart enough to get it. When you have a brush that big I think using a stencil might make a better picture.

Posted by: Hootsbuddy at June 15, 2006 05:59 AM

Me too!

Posted by: Laxpat at June 15, 2006 09:14 AM

Being liberal is talking about what you want. Being conservitive is working with what you have.

Posted by: Rob B. at June 15, 2006 10:35 AM

what IQ points is he talking about?

Posted by: lester at June 19, 2006 05:40 PM