I’ve received numerous emails from conservatives, in various degrees of emotional upset that range from panties mildly twisted to totally rabid frothing at the mouth, expressing the opinion that I should not attack a ‘conservative” commentator because she is “on our side”.
Suffice it to say that I strongly disagree.
This is precisely the sort of behavior that the right so often condemns on the part of the left. We rip into leftists who won’t criticize John Kerry’s flip-flops, liberals who won’t admit to media bias, losers who still think Dan Rather just might have, if not a case, at least an innocent explanation. To turn around and say that a disingenuous and ignorant charlatan of the right should get a free pass on an abuse of the truth is outrageously hypocritical and incredibly short-sighted.
It would be one thing if I was nit-picking and poking at minor mistakes. But when the sole basis of an entire thesis is in error; this is not something that any intellectually honest individual can overlook, nor should he. Furthermore, no one who is on the side of the socialist FDR, the elevation of the interests of the central state over the rights of the individual and complete intellectual dishonesty, is on mine.
My only side is the truth and the Truth. I have no lasting allegiance to any other party or creed, and I do my best to follow where they lead. If that means that I travel alone, that I stand alone, then I will do so without hesitation.
Always outnumbered, never outgunned.