Stop Shouting writes the post of the decade

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Stop Shouting writes the post of the decade

The blog stop shout­ing has only 4 posts in it over the last 3 years, but this one should be repeated everywhere.

You MUST go to her site and read this but I’m going to grab just a few pieces to share its awe­some­ness:

I have been silent long enough. I have bent, I have yielded, I have endured slan­der, dis­hon­esty, ad hominem attacks and actual phys­i­cal threats.

Anger is a pow­er­ful motivator.

She talks of an encounter with Code Pink, first via rea­son and then via counter protest, it is a price­less story, she continues:

The Left likes to use what they believe to be witty sig­nage (although I am not sure how BUSHCHIM­PHITLER qual­i­fies as “witty”), props and sheer num­bers of die hard believ­ers and rent-​a-​students to val­i­date the “just­ness” of their cause-​du-​jour and to man­u­fac­ture a sense of wide­spread sup­port for their “issue”.

So we took your tools and began to employ them against you. And you don’t like it very much. Except we don’t have to pay any­one to come to our ral­lies, and that just infu­ri­ates you further.

The left absolutely pos­i­tively refuses to believe that the Tea Party is grass roots because none of their oper­a­tion is, instead you get stuff like this via Ann Alt­house:

Bill Lueders’s Isth­mus arti­cle is sub­ti­tled “The Tri­umph of Stu­pid­ity.” He asks UW-​Madison polit­i­cal sci­ence pro­fes­sor Charles Franklin how peo­ple could vote the way they did, and when Franklin answers “They’re pretty damn stu­pid,” he says “Thank you, pro­fes­sor… That’s the answer I was look­ing for.

Alt­house continues:

Wel­come to my world: Dane County, Wis­con­sin, home of peo­ple who tell them­selves they are the smart peo­ple and those who dis­agree with them must cer­tainly be dumb. They don’t go through the exer­cise of putting them­selves in the place of some­one who thinks dif­fer­ently from the way they do. But how would it feel to be intel­li­gent, informed, and well-​meaning and to think what con­ser­v­a­tives think? Isn’t that the right way for an intel­li­gent, informed, and well-​meaning per­son to under­stand other peo­ple? If you short cir­cuit that process and go right to the assump­tion that peo­ple who don’t agree with you are stu­pid, how do you main­tain the belief that you are, in fact, intel­li­gent, informed, and well-​meaning?

What is lib­eral about this atti­tude toward other people?

Pretty damn­ing, I’m sure the pub­lic would resent it, if they ever knew it was said as Byron York explains:

But Franklin is the real star of the story. If you read his quotes in main­stream pub­li­ca­tions, you’ll find a series of mea­sured state­ments on polit­i­cal trends. Democ­rats appeal­ing to the youth vote in the run-​up to the midterms are “bet­ting long odds, given the very long his­tory of low turnout in midterms among young vot­ers,” Franklin told the Wash­ing­ton Post recently. Final pre-​election polls sug­gested “a Repub­li­can wave of gen­uinely his­tor­i­cal pro­por­tions,” he told USA Today. Feingold’s prob­lems had “more to do with the mood of the coun­try than with Fein­gold him­self,” he told the Boston Globe.

It’s all pretty unre­mark­able stuff. And read­ers would have no idea what Franklin really thinks about the vot­ers whose opin­ions he’s mea­sur­ing and com­ment­ing on. But now they do.

Well the Mil­i­tary Mom of 4 at stop shout­ing knows what they think and has this mes­sage to Franklin and the rest of the left in denial:

Either way, I am con­fi­dent you can deduce the “tone”of my rebuttal.

Real­iz­ing that you are los­ing your grip on the pub­lic schools, that the youth that pro­pelled the boy-​king to vic­tory have aban­doned you, that the bit­ter, blue col­lar white work­ers are now Tea Party grand­mas and grand­pas, that you have lost con­trol of the fed­eral check­book and the leg­isla­tive calendar,

now you want to peti­tion for peace?

now you cry out for civil­ity and consensus?

I have a mes­sage for you:

Go. To. Hell.

Go read the whole thing, it will make your day!

Update: Key update from Alt­house, all via Glenn

The blog stop shouting has only 4 posts in it over the last 3 years, but this one should be repeated everywhere.

You MUST go to her site and read this but I’m going to grab just a few pieces to share its awesomeness:

I have been silent long enough. I have bent, I have yielded, I have endured slander, dishonesty, ad hominem attacks and actual physical threats.

Anger is a powerful motivator.

She talks of an encounter with Code Pink, first via reason and then via counter protest, it is a priceless story, she continues:

The Left likes to use what they believe to be witty signage (although I am not sure how BUSHCHIMPHITLER qualifies as “witty”), props and sheer numbers of die hard believers and rent-a-students to validate the “justness” of their cause-du-jour and to manufacture a sense of widespread support for their “issue”.

So we took your tools and began to employ them against you. And you don’t like it very much. Except we don’t have to pay anyone to come to our rallies, and that just infuriates you further.

The left absolutely positively refuses to believe that the Tea Party is grass roots because none of their operation is, instead you get stuff like this via Ann Althouse:

Bill Lueders’s Isthmus article is subtitled “The Triumph of Stupidity.” He asks UW-Madison political science professor Charles Franklin how people could vote the way they did, and when Franklin answers “They’re pretty damn stupid,” he says “Thank you, professor… That’s the answer I was looking for.

Althouse continues:

Welcome to my world: Dane County, Wisconsin, home of people who tell themselves they are the smart people and those who disagree with them must certainly be dumb. They don’t go through the exercise of putting themselves in the place of someone who thinks differently from the way they do. But how would it feel to be intelligent, informed, and well-meaning and to think what conservatives think? Isn’t that the right way for an intelligent, informed, and well-meaning person to understand other people? If you short circuit that process and go right to the assumption that people who don’t agree with you are stupid, how do you maintain the belief that you are, in fact, intelligent, informed, and well-meaning?

What is liberal about this attitude toward other people?

Pretty damning, I’m sure the public would resent it, if they ever knew it was said as Byron York explains:

But Franklin is the real star of the story. If you read his quotes in mainstream publications, you’ll find a series of measured statements on political trends. Democrats appealing to the youth vote in the run-up to the midterms are “betting long odds, given the very long history of low turnout in midterms among young voters,” Franklin told the Washington Post recently. Final pre-election polls suggested “a Republican wave of genuinely historical proportions,” he told USA Today. Feingold’s problems had “more to do with the mood of the country than with Feingold himself,” he told the Boston Globe.

It’s all pretty unremarkable stuff. And readers would have no idea what Franklin really thinks about the voters whose opinions he’s measuring and commenting on. But now they do.

Well the Military Mom of 4 at stop shouting knows what they think and has this message to Franklin and the rest of the left in denial:

Either way, I am confident you can deduce the “tone”of my rebuttal.

Realizing that you are losing your grip on the public schools, that the youth that propelled the boy-king to victory have abandoned you, that the bitter, blue collar white workers are now Tea Party grandmas and grandpas, that you have lost control of the federal checkbook and the legislative calendar,

now you want to petition for peace?

now you cry out for civility and consensus?

I have a message for you:

Go. To. Hell.

Go read the whole thing, it will make your day!

Update: Key update from Althouse, all via Glenn