Cry Baby

Thursday, November 21 2002

I’m not into talking politics on my blog, but I am into pointing out crybabies when I see one. The comments by Tom Daschle in this CNN article

sound like excuses made by the loser in a third grade student body election.

“Rush Limbaugh and all of the Rush Limbaugh wannabes have a very shrill edge…”

Shrill edge? I don’t even know exactly what he means by that, but I don’t share his opinion. When I hear shrill edge, I think of Axl Rose screaming a heavy metal angst ballad about how his leather pants chafed his tender cheeks.

“But what happens when Rush Limbaugh attacks those of us in public life is that people aren’t satisfied just to listen. They want to act because they get emotionally invested.”

So, getting emotionally invested in political matters, as opposed to just listening, not voting, and doing nothing is the better alternative? Is it even American to suggest that getting emotionally invested in politics is a bad thing? When you protest a war, you’re getting emotionally invested. When you support a political idea, you get emotionally invested, and either fight for it, or against it. You don’t just sit there like a lukewarm pile of gelatin.

Rush Limbaugh, and I can assume he’s also pointing at Sean Hannity like to promote conservastism and pick at liberalism. They don’t attack people, they attack political positions presented by people. You can scream at me at the top of your lungs about how you hate that I think x political thought, but for me to infer that you’re attacking me isn’t a very intelligent inference.

I think Tom Daschle is a cry baby, who, because he’d rather not point at himself or his policital party for failing to retain political control, would like to blame a few guys who have a greater degree of influence of Americans than he does. Guys who have every right under the Constitution to say whatever they feel about Tom Daschle’s political opinions, and get people emotionally invested in politics.

And heck, if you don’t like negative attention, don’t become a politician. It’s not like he’s being forced to be a politician.