Leftism Makes You Meaner

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Only a fool believes that all those with whom he differs are bad people. Moreover, just about all of us live the reality — often within our own family — of knowing good and loving people with whom we strongly differ on political, religious, social and economic issues.

That said, I have come to believe that the more committed one is to leftism, the more likely one is to become meaner.

Two examples in just the past week offer compelling evidence.

Prominent left-wing commentators used the way in which Rick Santorum and his wife handled the death of one of their children to attack — make that mock — the former Pennsylvania senator.

In a lifetime of observing and participating in political debate, I have seen a lot of meanness. But one just assumes that some things — not many, just some — are off limits to political pundits and activists.

Among these few things, one has to believe, is the death of a child.

But I was wrong.

In 1996, Karen Santorum gave birth to a premature baby boy who died two hours later. After spending the night in the hospital with their baby son between them, the grieving parents brought the lifeless infant home for a brief period because, Santorum explained, it was important to them for their other children to “know they had a brother.” The Santorums didn’t want Gabriel Michael Santorum to be an abstraction to his siblings.

First, Alan Colmes on Fox News: “Once (voters) get a load of some of the crazy things he’s said and done, like taking his 2-hour-old baby who died right after childbirth home and played with it for a couple of hours so his other children would know that the child was real …”

Colmes was then interrupted by Rich Lowry: “You are mocking him. They lost a child, Alan. That’s very serious and it’s not something you should be mocking on national TV.”

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  • Jack Neidlinger

    It's true. Leftism is their religion and abortion is their sacrament. Nothing else matters to these stalinists but the agenda.

    • Questions

      Nobody considers abortion a "sacrament" — as if any women out there deliberately get pregnant just to get an abortion. Ann Coulter done messed up your mind.

  • Amused

    Boy do you got rocks in your head or what, Prager ? I know you'll always evoke the usual pavlovian response from the resident sycophants here , but I'd really like to know how you think up all this utter B.S
    That OHS [Obama Hate Syndrome ] really does strange thing to the mind . Seek professional help man .

    • jmz

      we will when we get rid of obama and hire a professional president. you know someone who has a clue unlike commie saul alinskite borak hussain "i hate america " obama

    • Big Irish

      nothing amusing about BHO (pissbeuponhim)…this vile – pathetic – useless – islamic-loving treasonous piece of garbage HAS to be thrown out – the sooner the better 0- what a disgusting presidency this fool has made…..and kick that freak of a wife out as well.

      • Amused

        nothing like personal animus on the juvenile level . I didn't vote for Obama , but I'd entertain the thought of another win in Nov. just to see you pieces of shiiit squirm for another four years .

  • jmz

    Altho there are limits, Dennis I do think we need to get off the whole'boo hoo' the libs are mean crap. there is good and evil in the world and thoes who think like some of these progressives ARE bad people. you have a group of self entitled people who want nothing more than to destroy the best counbtry in the history of the world. To these libturds this is a WAR not a political funtion. we need to treat it as such and even if we dont 'stoop' be prepaired to fight them and take control. Freedom and liberty was never given, it was taken, by force. and the liberal mind is not set up for facts or compassion or logic. its set up like a small child." i want, gimmie its mine" and if that dosent work throw a tantrum and destroy everone elses toys. progressiveism is the dictators way of convincing fools that their upcomming slavery is 'for their own good' and well intentioned. dont believe or spread the lie that 'they are not bad people' they are they hate you, they hate me and no amount of love or information will change that. just like a child when logic and reason fails to get through to the progressive child, the only way is a spanking.

    • Jim_C

      You call liberals infantile, but the gist of what you're saying is that Prager's article is a thoroughly infantlized, simpleton's view of the world.

      We love this country, but we do want to do away with having to kowtow to third rate, superstitious, infantile minds like Prager's.

      • Amused

        This is Pragers "perfect audience " ! Dumb ,Hatefull , childish and brainwashed .
        Suck it up fools .

  • Brujo Blanco

    The left has demonstrated hatred over and over. They have this notion that they are going to use the force of government to force others to believe as they do. Just go over the list of phobias in this article.

    • Questions

      Oh, and religious extremists aren't possessed of the same trait? Despotism knows no one ideology.

  • Amused

    You think you're any better ?