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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Have you left no sense of embarrassment?

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“Let us not assassinate this Nation's dignity further, Mr. Vice President. You have done enough. Have you no sense of embarrassment sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of embarrassment?”

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“In the aftermath of the cringe-worthy debate performance by Vice President Joe Biden — dubbed Dr. Strangelaugh by James Taranto — it’s easy to be bewildered by where this bizarre election is headed. […] What’s going on with these guys [on the left]? […] As someone who spent over three decades on the left as a liberal-progressive-whatever, I believe I have some sense of how they think and feel. And I have a strong suspicion that at this moment they are not feeling good, no matter what their protestations. I further suspect some, it’s hard to say how many, are even beginning to question long-held views. How this will translate at the voting booth, it is again difficult to say. Political beliefs — most often inherited or adopted early in life — are notoriously difficult to change just in and of themselves. Add to that the perils of conflict and confrontation with family, friends, employers, and co-workers, not to mention the potential for disintegration of self-image, and you have a perfect prescription for inertia. And yet we are [at] a moment when more people than ever in recent memory are being forced to think. […] We have, in essence, gone beyond the Bradley Effect, if that ever existed, to a Faux Ideology Effect (someone can think of a better term). Liberals can pretend to be liberals all they wish to friends, family, employers, and co-workers, but more and more of them will privately vote conservative. The country and the world hang in the balance. Time has long run out on liberal posturing. Thank Joe Biden for reminding us of that.”
— Roger L. Simon, October 13, 2012 (

Indeed, what in heaven's name "is going on with these guys"? I think Roger L. Simon is on the right track, but the degree to which they cling to their bizarre belief-system remains a bewildering puzzlement to me.

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