A Ride on the Regressive Tilt-a-Whirl

County fairs and traveling carnivals were once the prime entertainment for rural Americans.  A staple attraction at those amusements was the Tilt-a-Whirl.  For the uninitiated, the Tilt-a-Whirl platform simultaneously tilts and rotates while each passenger car spins independently.  The Tilt-a-Whirl can be a dizzying, stomach-churning experience that leaves passengers incapable of determining a proper direction.

Don't fret if you've never had the pleasure of riding the Tilt-a-Whirl.  You can live the experience, multiplied exponentially, simply by listening to a leftist (Regressive) politician.  But be forewarned; the dizziness, nausea, and lack of a coherent direction you'll experience on the Regressive Tilt-a-Whirl is hazardous to your liberty, fiscal solvency, and your very sanity.

Buckle up tight.  Your ride on the Regressive Tilt-a-Whirl begins with mindless meanderings and banal rhetoric from Nevada's Sen. Harry Reid.  Reid recently accused Republicans of legislating to bar women from cancer screenings.  But that's not all.  Reid claimed preventing such screenings was the GOP's top priority.

Did Reid hit the nail on the head?  Did Republicans win the 2010 mid-term elections with a platform built on fiscal responsibility, rejecting ObamaCare, and preventing women from getting cancer screenings?  Sure they did, I remember it now.  

Sen. Reid has reminded everyone just how determined Republicans are to impose a lingering demise on women.  Scare tactics?  Nah!  Just a little spin, as is common aboard the Regressive Tilt-a-Whirl.  Are you feeling a little nauseous?  Hold on tight; this ride has just begun.  And, as the saying goes, you ain't seen nothing yet!

Rep. Louise Slaughter's unintelligible drivel makes Sen. Reid seem a Greek orator.  According to Slaughter, the current Republican House is the worst ever, a veritable gang of Nazi storm troopers bent on killing women.  She didn't merely insinuate that Republican policies would intentionally deprive women of cancer screenings and lead to premature death, as did Reid.  No, not Slaughter.  Republican legislators want to kill women outright.  Slaughter thinks the Republican attempt to revoke Planned Parenthood's taxpayer-funded subsidies is akin to how the Nazi regime ruled Germany.

With no due respect to Rep. Slaughter, there hasn't been a single Planned Parenthood facility where "Jew owned" has been painted on the doors and windows.  The Gestapo hasn't stormed Planned Parenthood offices, seized workers, tattooed them with serial numbers, issued them lab coats with the Star of David on the back, and carted them off to concentration camps.  Also worth noting, just for Slaughter's information, is the fact that more death results at Planned Parenthood facilities, via abortion, in one hour than at every Republican convention since the party's birth.  Furthermore, Planned Parenthood was born from a mindset (the Birth Control Review, April 1932, p.108) similar to the one that drove Nazi Germany.

However, neither fact nor logic will deter Louise Slaughter from her swirling, spinning talking points.  Thus the Regressive Tilt-a-Whirl rages on.  Are you dizzy, perhaps queasy and disoriented?  Take some Dramamine before the next example of leftwing nonsense.

Sen. Charles Schumer thinks you're a flea.  At least he thinks the conservative legislators you elected are fleas, which makes you a flea by proxy.  Schumer sees the conservative legislators this way: "What we have here is a flea ... wagging a dog."  Schumer means a few conservative Republicans (the fleas) are determining the government's (the dog's) direction.  Nancy Pelosi agrees, encouraging Republicans to take the party back from the radicals, with "radical" identifying anyone opposed to leftist dogma, or who helped depose her as House Speaker.  Pelosi extended this advice to the Republican Party "so it doesn't matter so much who wins elections."  Then, Pelosi reasons, America can pursue its shared goals and do what's right for children and seniors.

Pelosi is correct in one regard.  If Republicans adopt her advice it won't matter a whit who wins future elections.  Still, I can't recall Pelosi expressing indifference to the 2006 election results, which made her Speaker of the House.  And I fail to recollect a single instance where Sen. Schumer opposed obstructionism when that tactic benefited his party or his ideological bent.

In these few instances the mindset driving the leftist agenda is laid bare.  Conservatives are Nazi sympathizers who hate women and would kill them if possible.  Republicans should eschew the conservative doctrines that once distinguished them from Democrats.  Conservatives must relinquish their principles and allow Democrats to have their way.  Otherwise they are obstructionist, power-mad, Nazi zealots.

The Democratic Party's survival depends on spin and swirl, wielded expertly by people for whom shame is a non-issue.  They are perpetual operators of the Regressive Tilt-a-Whirl.  Leftists ignore the problems their policies have created and have thus rendered Congress impotent for correcting them.

Don't think for a minute that Reid, Slaughter, Schumer, and Pelosi are fools.  Granted, their rhetoric is sophomoric.  But they are masters at manipulating an inattentive electorate, utilizing even the most outlandish of arguments to peddle a totalitarian agenda.  The sad realization lies not in leftist politician's apparent foolishness but in the multitude of useful idiots who swallow liberal vacuity hook, line, and sinker, year after infuriating year.

The ride is finished, for now, and you may disembark the Regressive Tilt-a-Whirl.  But accept a word of caution on your way out the gate.  Dizziness and disorientation are common to your experience, and you'll likely suffer sufficient nausea to light up the city of Las Vegas.  The more you ride the Tilt-a-Whirl the less bothersome these symptoms become.  They're just as severe each time.  But liberal politicians are banking on your becoming so accustomed to them you'll no longer notice the spin.

Anthony W. Hager has authored more than 300 articles for various newspapers, periodicals, and websites.  Contact him via his website, www.therightslant.com.
County fairs and traveling carnivals were once the prime entertainment for rural Americans.  A staple attraction at those amusements was the Tilt-a-Whirl.  For the uninitiated, the Tilt-a-Whirl platform simultaneously tilts and rotates while each passenger car spins independently.  The Tilt-a-Whirl can be a dizzying, stomach-churning experience that leaves passengers incapable of determining a proper direction.

Don't fret if you've never had the pleasure of riding the Tilt-a-Whirl.  You can live the experience, multiplied exponentially, simply by listening to a leftist (Regressive) politician.  But be forewarned; the dizziness, nausea, and lack of a coherent direction you'll experience on the Regressive Tilt-a-Whirl is hazardous to your liberty, fiscal solvency, and your very sanity.

Buckle up tight.  Your ride on the Regressive Tilt-a-Whirl begins with mindless meanderings and banal rhetoric from Nevada's Sen. Harry Reid.  Reid recently accused Republicans of legislating to bar women from cancer screenings.  But that's not all.  Reid claimed preventing such screenings was the GOP's top priority.

Did Reid hit the nail on the head?  Did Republicans win the 2010 mid-term elections with a platform built on fiscal responsibility, rejecting ObamaCare, and preventing women from getting cancer screenings?  Sure they did, I remember it now.  

Sen. Reid has reminded everyone just how determined Republicans are to impose a lingering demise on women.  Scare tactics?  Nah!  Just a little spin, as is common aboard the Regressive Tilt-a-Whirl.  Are you feeling a little nauseous?  Hold on tight; this ride has just begun.  And, as the saying goes, you ain't seen nothing yet!

Rep. Louise Slaughter's unintelligible drivel makes Sen. Reid seem a Greek orator.  According to Slaughter, the current Republican House is the worst ever, a veritable gang of Nazi storm troopers bent on killing women.  She didn't merely insinuate that Republican policies would intentionally deprive women of cancer screenings and lead to premature death, as did Reid.  No, not Slaughter.  Republican legislators want to kill women outright.  Slaughter thinks the Republican attempt to revoke Planned Parenthood's taxpayer-funded subsidies is akin to how the Nazi regime ruled Germany.

With no due respect to Rep. Slaughter, there hasn't been a single Planned Parenthood facility where "Jew owned" has been painted on the doors and windows.  The Gestapo hasn't stormed Planned Parenthood offices, seized workers, tattooed them with serial numbers, issued them lab coats with the Star of David on the back, and carted them off to concentration camps.  Also worth noting, just for Slaughter's information, is the fact that more death results at Planned Parenthood facilities, via abortion, in one hour than at every Republican convention since the party's birth.  Furthermore, Planned Parenthood was born from a mindset (the Birth Control Review, April 1932, p.108) similar to the one that drove Nazi Germany.

However, neither fact nor logic will deter Louise Slaughter from her swirling, spinning talking points.  Thus the Regressive Tilt-a-Whirl rages on.  Are you dizzy, perhaps queasy and disoriented?  Take some Dramamine before the next example of leftwing nonsense.

Sen. Charles Schumer thinks you're a flea.  At least he thinks the conservative legislators you elected are fleas, which makes you a flea by proxy.  Schumer sees the conservative legislators this way: "What we have here is a flea ... wagging a dog."  Schumer means a few conservative Republicans (the fleas) are determining the government's (the dog's) direction.  Nancy Pelosi agrees, encouraging Republicans to take the party back from the radicals, with "radical" identifying anyone opposed to leftist dogma, or who helped depose her as House Speaker.  Pelosi extended this advice to the Republican Party "so it doesn't matter so much who wins elections."  Then, Pelosi reasons, America can pursue its shared goals and do what's right for children and seniors.

Pelosi is correct in one regard.  If Republicans adopt her advice it won't matter a whit who wins future elections.  Still, I can't recall Pelosi expressing indifference to the 2006 election results, which made her Speaker of the House.  And I fail to recollect a single instance where Sen. Schumer opposed obstructionism when that tactic benefited his party or his ideological bent.

In these few instances the mindset driving the leftist agenda is laid bare.  Conservatives are Nazi sympathizers who hate women and would kill them if possible.  Republicans should eschew the conservative doctrines that once distinguished them from Democrats.  Conservatives must relinquish their principles and allow Democrats to have their way.  Otherwise they are obstructionist, power-mad, Nazi zealots.

The Democratic Party's survival depends on spin and swirl, wielded expertly by people for whom shame is a non-issue.  They are perpetual operators of the Regressive Tilt-a-Whirl.  Leftists ignore the problems their policies have created and have thus rendered Congress impotent for correcting them.

Don't think for a minute that Reid, Slaughter, Schumer, and Pelosi are fools.  Granted, their rhetoric is sophomoric.  But they are masters at manipulating an inattentive electorate, utilizing even the most outlandish of arguments to peddle a totalitarian agenda.  The sad realization lies not in leftist politician's apparent foolishness but in the multitude of useful idiots who swallow liberal vacuity hook, line, and sinker, year after infuriating year.

The ride is finished, for now, and you may disembark the Regressive Tilt-a-Whirl.  But accept a word of caution on your way out the gate.  Dizziness and disorientation are common to your experience, and you'll likely suffer sufficient nausea to light up the city of Las Vegas.  The more you ride the Tilt-a-Whirl the less bothersome these symptoms become.  They're just as severe each time.  But liberal politicians are banking on your becoming so accustomed to them you'll no longer notice the spin.

Anthony W. Hager has authored more than 300 articles for various newspapers, periodicals, and websites.  Contact him via his website, www.therightslant.com.