Oh Lordy, the Left does have “Confederacy Obsession Syndrome” don’t they? Stacy McCain notes that one Scott Lemieux, no, I have never heard of him either has contracted a serious case of C.O.S.
Why did Scott Lemieux reach for the “neo-Confederate” epithet (he clearly means it as such) to describe the three federal judges who ruled against President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board? I’m old enough to remember when liberals claimed to oppose the “imperial presidency,” but I suppose that was because Nixon was president back then. Liberals are OK with imperial authority when that authority is wielded by Barack Milhous Obama.
Lemieux may have gotten “neo-Confederate” from the Random Epithet Generator software that is installed on the laptops of progressive bloggers, to help them express their Manichean worldview.
It is not true that liberals are moral relativists. In their worldview, that which helps Democrats is good; that which helps Republicans is evil.
Because the appeals court ruled against the Democratic president, the court is evil, and the question for the Random Epithet Generator to solve is, “What kind of evil is this?” Racist? Sexist? Homophobic? Greedy? Reactionary? Climate change denialist? These possibilities were crunched through the algorithmic progression of the Random Epithet Generator and rejected in favor of “neo-Confederate.”
Yet another Liberal Malady is diagnosed by me, with a great deal of help from RS McCain of course, who just blew the lid off the Random Epithet Generator software that Liberals use. Of course, it might also be true that Lemieux, who is a professional idiot, so do not try to write such foolish things on your own kids, has just been indoctrinated to scream NEO-CONFEDERATE at anytime someone actually wants to abide by the Constitution.
The Left is imploding right before our eyes, they know, that they are going to get the boot next November, and they are in total freak out mode! Stacy McCain has the video of Chris Matthews and Howard Fineman on MSNBS to prove it!
Here is the money quote from Crazy Legs Matthews
“It was like the secessionists .. . Even as [Obama] was
being inaugurated, the voices of secession were uniting in the South and planning to bring this guy down, right?”
So, the goons at MSNBS have just gone all out shock jock now? Just say anything, as long as it is over the top, maniacal, and completely devoid of reason!
Because folks, you just cannot fake this kind of insanity!
One of the amazing things about the whole debt-ceiling episode is how it has caused liberals to say stuff even crazier than the crazy stuff they usually say. Michael Lind at Salon:
The debt ceiling crisis is the latest case in which the radical right in the South has held America hostage until its demands are met. Presidents Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln refused to appease the Southern fanatics. Unfortunately, President Obama and the Democrats in Congress chose not to follow their example and instead gave in. In doing so, they have encouraged the neo-Confederate minority in Congress to find yet another opportunity in the near future to extort concessions from America’s majority by sabotaging America’s government.
That’s some 180-proof crazy. But when it comes to pure high-octane crazy, nobody beats Amanda Marcotte:
Now it’s time to reflect on how our country has gone so far off track that we can’t even handle the basic responsibility of keeping the country from plunging into a manufactured crisis that nearly led to economic collapse. There are multiple causes, but one that hasn’t been discussed much is abortion.
Yes, abortion. Or, more specifically, the sustained sex panic that has been going on in this country since the sixties and seventies, when the sexual revolution occurred and women secured their reproductive rights. . . . [I]t’s sex panic that helped create the modern right-wing populist, and it’s the modern right-wing populist that created the current crisis. . . .
The genius of conservative leadership was that they were able to take all this anger about sexual freedom and desegregation and put the blame on two enemies: Democrats and the federal government.