Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I Laugh At Your Poopy Pants

John Derbyshire lets us know that conservative=ninny.

Litmus Test [John Derbyshire]

One of the downsides of being on the political Right is all those tedious arguments about who is or is not a true conservative. I generally fall asleep in between the fourth and fifth mentions of Ayn Rand, but a lot of Righties seem to get pleasure from that sort of thing.

Seems to me it's quite easy to come up with a litmus test. For example: If you are outraged and disgusted by that DHS report, then you are a conservative. If not, not.

Along similar lines and via Mr. Atrios and Media Matters we have Marc Ambinder writing:
If -- and we'll have to see the numbers at the end of the day -- 100,000 Americans show up to protest their taxes, the onus to dismiss them as a nascent political force shifts to the Democrats.
Well, if I was to suggest that .03% of the populace was moderately nutty I'd expect almost everybody would look at me and say "That's it?" after which we'd laugh and hoist a - wait, what's this?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama promised Americans his administration would reform the "monstrous" U.S. tax system as millions faced the dreaded annual deadline on Wednesday for filing income tax returns.

Obama used Tax Day, a national ritual of public frustration due to the confusing tax code, to underscore his drive to cut taxes for many Americans while increasing spending to jolt the United States out of its worst recession in decades.
Oh dear. Looks like some positively Clintonian issue theft. Teabaggers, consider yourselves teabagged.


tigris said...

Derbyshire's litmus test is not for "are you a conservative," it's for "are you a conservative hypocrite." PlugUgly McHebophile certainly is.

herr doktor bimler said...

What I don't understand is why anyone needs a litmus test. I mean, it's not like it's a toxic substance, and there's not a lot of it around. Imagine the level of paranoia required to spend your life worried about litmus exposure, and to design a test to detect it.

tigris said...

Yeah, and it really doesn't make sense when you consider that everyone KNOWS they're base little bastards anyway.

captcha: chedu, Cheddar di Sardegna.

Righteous Bubba said...

What I don't understand is why anyone needs a litmus test.

Are you a red or what?

Another Kiwi said...

A lit mouse test would be useful since that might stop them burning down houses in urban legends.

herr doktor bimler said...

I did consider the possibility that Derbyshire was talking about a Titmus test, but then Google Image alerted me to the existence of Abi Titmus -- and her habit of not wearing many clothes -- and the I forgot what I was doing.