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2012-05-06 Home Front: Politix
Sunday Morning Coffee Pot: Conservative Bloggers and the maturity thing
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Posted by badanov 2012-05-06 01:25|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6460 views ]  Top

#1 This never was about maturity.

The conservative viewpoint is an inherently more mature one than the leftist one. The leftist viewpoint, driven as it is by emotional needs and the desire for outcome egalitarianism vs opportunity egalitarianism, unbridled empathy without regard to consequences or cost, and the worst type of envy (that species of envy which pretends to be concern for "The Needy™ or "Social Justice™"), is inherently an immature one. It is the outlook of the perpetual adolescent, of the person whose brain is forever stuck on the "20-year-old pimple faced college sophomore who has figured everything out and doesn't need to grow in wisdom" setting. For pretty much everyone on the center/right except for a very small fraction of individuals, this isn not the case.

So what is the real concern of the Ericksons of the world? Well, folks, even among the mature, there can be those who are motivated by power.

We are now in an age where decentralization is the only way we're going to get to a point where the promise of America can be regained. Enter the bloggers as just one example.

Erickson et al should make note of this. That is, if they have the maturity to do so.
Posted by no mo uro 2012-05-06 06:35||   2012-05-06 06:35|| Front Page Top

#2 Erick Erickson reminds me of a snooty boss who compares his success with others, and declares his path superior.

Erickson’s post started off as what appeared to be a fairly measured response to a charge of selling-out for access. However, his attempt at humble qualifiers quickly dissipated when he made the very telling statement.
“But there are others who are dragging those folks down and the rest of us too.”
Erik…you’re a friggin’ political commentator. Get over yourself.
Posted by DepotGuy 2012-05-06 11:06||   2012-05-06 11:06|| Front Page Top

#3 Chris, superb piece.

I gave up on Eric Erickson a while back but couldn't quite put my finger on why I didn't like his writing. You made it clear, and for that I thank you.
Posted by Steve White 2012-05-06 11:47||   2012-05-06 11:47|| Front Page Top

#4 good stuff, Bad. I was never an Erick fan
Posted by Frank G 2012-05-06 12:13||   2012-05-06 12:13|| Front Page Top

#5 Nicely written piece.
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