March 28, 2012

Quote of the Day

Paul Waldman:

The most important feature of contemporary conservatism isnít distrust of government, or belief in free markets, or dislike of taxes, or devotion to a large military. Itís hatred of liberals. Much of the time that hatred manifests itself in ways that are relatively harmless, like Rick Santorum cursing out a New York Times reporter (the media are all liberals, donít forget) and then celebrating his courage for having done so (ďIf you havenít cursed out a New York Times reporter during the course of a campaign, youíre not really a real Republican, is the way I look at it,Ē he said). But at other times, the conservative hatred of liberals is manifested in far uglier ways, and this is one such case. When they saw liberal outrage at Trayvon Martinís killing, some (not all, but no small number either) conservatives just couldnít keep silent. If liberals think this was a terrible thing, then they are just going to decide that it wasnít. And trying to assassinate Martinís character was about the only way they could think to fight back.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 28, 2012 02:17 PM
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