The View from the Left

We find ourselves in the midst of the latest leftist media attempt to explain to us exactly who and what we conservatives are. You know the drill: racist, homophobic, bitter, gun-slinging, bible-clinging Neanderthals.

An effort to define its enemies happens every time the Democratic Party perceives itself to be in trouble.

You may recall that when America endorsed the Contract with America by giving Republicans the House majority in 1994, the late ABC anchorman Peter Jennings famously attributed it to a "temper tantrum" by the electorate. Similarly, when their rock star of a president, Bill Clinton, faced removal from office, his allies in the media dutifully regurgitated the daily talking points emanating from his infamous War Room. Their demonization of mild-mannered men like Ken Starr and Henry Hyde would have been laughable had it not been so scurrilously effective.

Yes, liberal media-spinners have had their way with manipulating public opinion for quite some time. They have ruined the reputations of conservatives with everything from live-mike verbal slip-ups to obscure spelling errors. Democrats can be found with thousands of dollars hidden in their freezers or stuffing sensitive security documents down their pants, but call somebody "macaca" and prepare to face the lynch mob.

But while they are effusive in pointing out the foibles of their opposition, they are not so forthcoming in addressing the rest of America. So lest there be any confusion, or some who still are unable to read between the lines, allow me to present a clear and concise encapsulation of just what the left really thinks of a few groups.

Blacks

No matter what liberals say, no matter how they try and spin it, they consider you lazy, stupid, and most importantly, prone to violence and crime. They love it when many of you revel in your victimhood, and they do all they can to encourage it. Every action and piece of legislation they propose to pass for your benefit proves this over and over again. Even programs like affirmative action that explicitly purport to bestow a boon upon you serve only to taint the achievements you might have made without them.

They desperately want and need your children to embrace the gangsta and rap culture in order to keep them servile to "the struggle," and so they throw more and more money at an education system which values diversity over any real learning. And when some of you wise up and demand measures to empower individuals to succeed such as school choice, you are deemed as "no longer black" and therefore irrelevant.

Hispanics

Most everything liberals think about blacks applies to you, except that you have too many babies and therefore may have foreign attachments -- not to your countries of origin, but to Rome. Also, they assume that you came to this country not to raise your children as Americans, but to enjoy living in your own little barrios -- complete with all the poverty and devastation you fled -- and be grateful to them for the opportunity to do so.

Senior citizens

To them, you represent everything wrong with this country: You sacrificed all to ensure that your children would inherit the kind of America that would protect them from the same depredations of war and economic depression you lived through. And, reports to the contrary notwithstanding, Democrats have rewarded you by playing on your fears about Social Security for decades, all the while eating away at the financial security you worked your whole lives to build.

Worst of all, you were educated to believe that America is a good country, and you have a lifetime of experience that enables you to see through schemes which do not accord with human nature, or which are obvious cons. The reallocation of medical resources away from you will reduce your life expectancy, and hence your weight as a voting bloc.

Middle-class white men

Those of you who still vote for Democrats must truly be as doltish as Hollywood movies and TV commercials make you out to be. Liberals demonize you every day, and yet you keep coming back for more, from feminist women who seek to emasculate you to any and all victim groups who seek reparations at your hands for the dastardly crimes of your forefathers.

Yes, America, although they will vehemently deny it, this is what liberals truly think of you. And in the past, too many of you have seemed not to care. But now that you've given them the power they've so ardently desired, their agenda is making all of the above crystal clear as the months roll on. You can either embrace "the hope" or make "a change" come November.

Lisa Fabrizio is a columnist who hails from Connecticut. You may write her at mailbox@lisafab.com.
We find ourselves in the midst of the latest leftist media attempt to explain to us exactly who and what we conservatives are. You know the drill: racist, homophobic, bitter, gun-slinging, bible-clinging Neanderthals.

An effort to define its enemies happens every time the Democratic Party perceives itself to be in trouble.

You may recall that when America endorsed the Contract with America by giving Republicans the House majority in 1994, the late ABC anchorman Peter Jennings famously attributed it to a "temper tantrum" by the electorate. Similarly, when their rock star of a president, Bill Clinton, faced removal from office, his allies in the media dutifully regurgitated the daily talking points emanating from his infamous War Room. Their demonization of mild-mannered men like Ken Starr and Henry Hyde would have been laughable had it not been so scurrilously effective.

Yes, liberal media-spinners have had their way with manipulating public opinion for quite some time. They have ruined the reputations of conservatives with everything from live-mike verbal slip-ups to obscure spelling errors. Democrats can be found with thousands of dollars hidden in their freezers or stuffing sensitive security documents down their pants, but call somebody "macaca" and prepare to face the lynch mob.

But while they are effusive in pointing out the foibles of their opposition, they are not so forthcoming in addressing the rest of America. So lest there be any confusion, or some who still are unable to read between the lines, allow me to present a clear and concise encapsulation of just what the left really thinks of a few groups.

Blacks

No matter what liberals say, no matter how they try and spin it, they consider you lazy, stupid, and most importantly, prone to violence and crime. They love it when many of you revel in your victimhood, and they do all they can to encourage it. Every action and piece of legislation they propose to pass for your benefit proves this over and over again. Even programs like affirmative action that explicitly purport to bestow a boon upon you serve only to taint the achievements you might have made without them.

They desperately want and need your children to embrace the gangsta and rap culture in order to keep them servile to "the struggle," and so they throw more and more money at an education system which values diversity over any real learning. And when some of you wise up and demand measures to empower individuals to succeed such as school choice, you are deemed as "no longer black" and therefore irrelevant.

Hispanics

Most everything liberals think about blacks applies to you, except that you have too many babies and therefore may have foreign attachments -- not to your countries of origin, but to Rome. Also, they assume that you came to this country not to raise your children as Americans, but to enjoy living in your own little barrios -- complete with all the poverty and devastation you fled -- and be grateful to them for the opportunity to do so.

Senior citizens

To them, you represent everything wrong with this country: You sacrificed all to ensure that your children would inherit the kind of America that would protect them from the same depredations of war and economic depression you lived through. And, reports to the contrary notwithstanding, Democrats have rewarded you by playing on your fears about Social Security for decades, all the while eating away at the financial security you worked your whole lives to build.

Worst of all, you were educated to believe that America is a good country, and you have a lifetime of experience that enables you to see through schemes which do not accord with human nature, or which are obvious cons. The reallocation of medical resources away from you will reduce your life expectancy, and hence your weight as a voting bloc.

Middle-class white men

Those of you who still vote for Democrats must truly be as doltish as Hollywood movies and TV commercials make you out to be. Liberals demonize you every day, and yet you keep coming back for more, from feminist women who seek to emasculate you to any and all victim groups who seek reparations at your hands for the dastardly crimes of your forefathers.

Yes, America, although they will vehemently deny it, this is what liberals truly think of you. And in the past, too many of you have seemed not to care. But now that you've given them the power they've so ardently desired, their agenda is making all of the above crystal clear as the months roll on. You can either embrace "the hope" or make "a change" come November.

Lisa Fabrizio is a columnist who hails from Connecticut. You may write her at mailbox@lisafab.com.

RECENT VIDEOS