Quote of the Day: Chronic Hysteria of the Democrats

 

Democrats are running around like they found a hair in their biscuit.  — Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy

In his usual irreverent and amusing away, Sen. John Kennedy soundly takes down the Democrats. He focuses on their obsession with turning those events that aren’t catastrophes into devastating predictions, ignoring inconvenient facts when they shouldn’t, and making up stories when it serves them well.

We only need to look at the “catastrophes” that plague our planet: climate change, including the use of fossil fuels; Republicans who hold office, particularly former President Donald Trump and his policies; COVID-19, which is sure to kill everyone in every country. When it comes to ignoring inconvenient facts, they bury their heads regarding the disaster at the border; the inept approach to the Iran deal; the people who have been abandoned in Afghanistan; and the container ships stuck in ports. And they are especially skilled at lying about situations, such as the rise of inflation and the cost of the latest legislation; who’s at fault for the rise of gasoline prices; and the lack of revenue we’ll garner from new taxes. And ignorance and lying combined have both reached a new high with COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.

The left, however, is going to discover the limitations of chronic hysteria. It’s like the boy who cries “Wolf!” If you do it enough times, it becomes second nature, and everything — I mean, everything — is a crisis. Eventually, I suspect that people will start to realize that in a country like America, there’s a lot to appreciate, and they will tire of the hysteria barrage.

There are so many opportunities for manipulating the propaganda and behavior of the populace. I was just in a Walgreens today, and almost all the customers were still wearing masks. So many people feel compelled to obey the powers that be; others are incredibly fearful that death lies in wait just around the corner. So, they do their best to survive.

There is one undeniable fact: We are all going to die.

Someday.

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  1. WiesbadenJake Coolidge
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    I always do double-takes when I read quotes from Sen. Kennedy; he would be a formidable opponent in the courtroom, his intellect and wisdom dispensed in that folksy accent. 

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  2. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    WiesbadenJake (View Comment):

    I always do double-takes when I read quotes from Sen. Kennedy; he would be a formidable opponent in the courtroom, his intellect and wisdom dispensed in that folksy accent.

    Indeed! I appreciate his irreverence, when so many Republicans feel compelled to be polite when they disagree. When I see he’s being interviewed, I sit down and listen. 

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  3. The Reticulator Member
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    WiesbadenJake (View Comment):

    I always do double-takes when I read quotes from Sen. Kennedy; he would be a formidable opponent in the courtroom, his intellect and wisdom dispensed in that folksy accent.

    I know nothing about him. Maybe I should start paying attention.

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  4. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Here’s his low-key serious style–

     

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  5. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    And here are examples of his humor:

     

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  6. WiesbadenJake Coolidge
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    I think of Sen. Kennedy much in the same way as I think of Jane Austen; in their charming, intelligent, witty delivery they can insult you without you knowing you are being insulted.

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  7. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Susan Quinn: There is one undeniable fact: we are all going to die.

    When do you think I should tell my nieces about the story of Buddha and how they will eventually grow old, get sick and die. I’m thinking maybe the Buddhists have the right idea of telling the story of our inevitable death early and often.  

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  8. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: There is one undeniable fact: we are all going to die.

    When do you think I should tell my nieces about the story of Buddha and how they will eventually grow old, get sick and die. I’m thinking maybe the Buddhists have the right idea of telling the story of our inevitable death early and often.

    The timing can be tricky. Sometimes if a person they know has died, you can tell the story–maybe. But they shouldn’t be too young.

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  9. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    I enjoyed Kennedy’s takedown of Ohio’s demagogic Senator Sherrod Brown.  He truly seemed to enjoy it.

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  10. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    I enjoyed Kennedy’s takedown of Ohio’s demagogic Senator Sherrod Brown. He truly seemed to enjoy it.

    He probably did! He can’t stand liars and complainers–my kind of guy!

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  11. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    Since Woodrow Wilson, they never let a crisis go to waste.

    And if there is no crisis, they will create one

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  12. I Walton Member
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    The only way to explain Democrat insanity even when it’s obvious it doesn’t work for even mildly informed folks is that they do not believe there will be an honest election.  They plan on stealing it and every Republican who pretends or even believes that Biden, asleep in the basement, beat Trump with the largest number of votes in history, is boosting their belief that they can pull it off again.

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  13. genferei Member
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    Susan Quinn: Eventually, I suspect that people will start to realize that in a country like America, there’s a lot to appreciate, and they will tire of the hysteria barrage.

    It’ll be the barbed wire surrounding them as the camp guards close the gates that finally tip them off. 

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  14. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    genferei (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: Eventually, I suspect that people will start to realize that in a country like America, there’s a lot to appreciate, and they will tire of the hysteria barrage.

    It’ll be the barbed wire surrounding them as the camp guards close the gates that finally tip them off.

    Nah. I’m starting to see some meaningful pushback from our side. It’s going to be a hard slog, but I think we’re going to pull it off. If for no other reason that the hysteria is so over the top that people are going to start scratching their heads and ask questions.

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  15. EHerring Coolidge
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    Paranoia from insecure atheists.

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  16. Henry Castaigne Member
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    EHerring (View Comment):

    Paranoia from insecure atheists.

    Atheists really need to make peace with death and the utter cosmic inconsequence of their lives. 

    The DC animated Universe for the win.

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