The OC was away from the internet for big chunks of 2014, which made blogging sporadic. And when I wasn't in the routine, it was easy to get away from posting. New Years Resolution #1: Diligent posting.
So let's start with a great list of quotes from 2014. Compiled by Right Wing News, it sums up a great deal of the differences between progressives and conservatives. Let's start with #30.
30) What really bugs me as I watch all this process unfold, is the men and women of the CIA did exactly what we wanted to have them do in terms of taking on this program. We’ve got Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who’s the mastermind of 9/11, who has killed 3,000 Americans, taken down the World Trade Center, hit the Pentagon. He is in our possession, we know he’s the architect, and what are we supposed to do? Kiss him on both cheeks and say, “Please, please, tell us what you know”? Of course not. We did exactly that needed to be done in order to catch those who were guilty on 9/11 and to prevent a further attack, and we were successful on both parts. — Dick CheneyExactly. We wanted to be "safe" and it didn't matter what we did to achieve that. Cheney nails it -- how only in the light of hindsight do progressives raise issues of "torture". Dianne Feinstein knew what was happening at the time, and was quite happy to let it proceed. Only as her tenure as head of the Senate Intelligence Committee comes to a close does she decide that....oooh, now it's torture.
Hypocrisy....thy name is Progressiveism. Or maybe the modern corruption of Liberalism.
I'll be running through the whole list in future posts, but if you just can't wait, you can find it HERE.
H/T to House of Eratosthenes for the pointer.