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If they were really pulling themselves apart to examine what makes them tick, that could be very useful. And within a few months they wouldn’t be leftists anymore.

What they do, always, is pretend to be speaking of themselves — “We must do better” — but their use of “We” is a very odd one.

They mean others. They mean You. They mean anyone not present in their little grouphate sessions.

Self-flagellation? Not hardly. Whipping their various permanent designated whipping boys is all that it is.

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Self-flagellation hurts. Whipping someone else feels good, if one gets off on being a Scourge of Evil, which the left does. So long as that evil is located outside of themselves. — Ace

Like most people in the media or the New Class, Karen Finney is overpromoted and undereducated. She has been promoted not because of what she knows, which could fit in a thimble, but because of her unflagging enthusiasm in applauding the Dear Leader as he stands at the podium and talks about his New Five Year Plan. And when she’s outside an environment in which only Loyalty to the Tribe/Class/Party matters, she’s exposed for what she is, which is to say, an imbecile. — Ace

With due respect, whites are the only group that you can discriminate against legally in America now. — Pat Buchanan

Today there are no white sheets, but there are judges in black robes in the U.S. Supreme Court striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, opening the floodgates in many states to pass more voter ID laws… with the goal of ensuring we never see a black man elected to the president, or woman, of the United states of America. — Melanie Campbell

At least democracy is working in Iraq, despite Obama’s attempt to wreck it by withdrawing all U.S. troops. (We still have troops in Germany – but not in Bush’s Iraq.) Still, our ambassador wasn’t assassinated in Baghdad. — Ann Coulter

Over the preceding two decades, the U.S. sent troops into harm’s way five times to liberate Muslim people – in Bosnia, Kosovo, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq – and yet America’s reputation generally worsened. And whenever Muslim fanatics launched horrific and brutal terrorist attacks – mostly slaughtering fellow Muslims – the supposedly vast reservoirs of moderate Muslims rarely voiced much outrage. Meanwhile, our supposed partners in Afghanistan and Iraq, never mind our allies in Egypt and elsewhere, didn’t express much interest in democracy that extended beyond saying the right words to keep the river of U.S. tax dollars flowing. The understandable – if not necessarily laudable – response from many pro-defense conservatives was, “To hell with them.” They don’t want our help and, besides, we can’t help them when we try. If they attack us, will attack back, but beyond that, they’re on their own. — Jonah Goldberg

The historic role of government is changing before our eyes. President Obama is making the argument that the executive branch by presidential fiat can pick and choose which laws should and should not be faithfully executed – whether Obamacare, immigration amnesties or No Child Left Behind statutes. — Victor Davis Hanson

When I look at America, I see a country that increasingly has lost its way in terms of morality. As a Christian, as I look at American culture over the past half century, I don’t like a lot of what I see. Divorce is through the roof, pornography is everywhere, sexual predators are on the loose and on the Internet, our abortion rate is higher than almost every First World country, vulgarity and profanity are mainstream and commonplace. In general, our culture has become coarser, and I regret that. — Bobby Jindal

Much has been written about the infantilization of the American male, which for a change is not media hype. The average age of video-gamers is now 37, and 2011 census data show roughly a quarter of 25-to-34-year-olds still living with their parents. By some counts, more adult-leaning superhero/comic-book movies have been made in the last couple of years than in the entire decades of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s combined. — Matt Labash

You know, if I had a father, he would look like “Shorty” Delbert Belton, and, if I had a son, he’d look like Chris Lane. Nobody’s gonna say that. Obama has not called the parents of Chris Lane. I don’t know if Obama has called anybody related to “Shorty” Delbert Belton, but these two were people killed by bored, thug-wannabe African-Americans. There still has been more outrage over a rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask than either of these two events combined. It’s this kind of thing – this cultural rot, this decay – that you can’t even address without being called a racist. — Rush Limbaugh

First it’s important to remind people that this isn’t about singling out illegal aliens and their families. US citizens break the law and get separated from their kids all the time. There’s no reason why we should feel worse for kids of illegal immigrants than we do those kids who are punished for things they didn’t do. — DrewM.

Who are the rebel forces? Every time I get briefed on this it gets worse and worse, because the majority now of these rebel forces — and I say majority now — are radical Islamists pouring in from all over the world to come to Syria for the fight. — Republican Rep. Michael McCaul

He has to hold the line. If he passes — if he allows something to pass out of conference that looks anything like the Senate bill, and it is passed with a majority of Democrats, I think that will be the final thing he does as Speaker. I think he knows that, and I think he’s going to be very cautious. — Rand Paul

We’re emotionally unfit. We expect things to be given to us that other generations had to earn. We think we’re supposed to get homes with no money down and be supported by the government if we’re unemployed. — Tony Robbins

We are lending money we don’t have to kids who can’t pay it back to train them for jobs that no longer exist. That’s nuts. — Mike Rowe

The Senate bill adds four times more guest workers than the rejected 2007 immigration proposal and, based on Congressional Budget Office data, adds 46 million mostly lower-skill legal immigrants and their relatives to the country by 2033. The result? CBO says average wages would fall for a dozen years, unemployment would rise, and the nation’s per-person wealth would sink for the next quarter century. — Jeff Sessions

Research from Harvard’s George Borjas demonstrated that high levels of low-skill immigration from 1980—2000 resulted in a 7.4% wage drop for U.S. workers without a high school diploma. Today, one in three such Americans can’t find a job. — Jeff Sessions

But the poor old union heavies who so supported Obamacare are now reduced to bleating that they should be entitled to the same opt-outs secured by big business and congressional staffers. It’s a very strange law whose only defining characteristic is that no one who favors it wants to be bound by it. — Mark Steyn

This is a clear attempt by a lawless White House to aid and abet voter fraud. — Steve Stockman

The Chronicle of Higher Education charges that the government “vastly undercounts defaults” (On student loans). In 2010, it estimated that one in five had defaulted on their loans since 1995, that 31 percent of community-college students default and that an astonishing 40 percent of students attending for-profit schools end up defaulting. — Matt Taibbi

Let’s say you’re 28 and you decline to buy unaffordable insurance. A quarter-century goes by, and you’re a 53-year-old with a heart condition. If ObamaCare is still in place and working according to plan, you’ll be able to buy an “affordable” policy despite your “pre-existing condition.” If ObamaCare has collapsed because too many in your generation defected, you’ll be out of luck. In neither case will you be better off by virtue of having bought unaffordable insurance now. If you’re young and healthy and farsighted enough to be thinking about middle and old age, your most prudent course of action would be to pass up ObamaCare insurance and save or invest your money instead. — James Taranto

Sometimes I wonder when black people will reject the patronizing insults of white progressives and their black handmaidens. After CNN’s Piers Morgan’s interview with the key witness in the George Zimmerman trial, he said: “Rachel Jeantel is not uneducated. She’s a smart cookie.” That’s a remarkable conclusion. Here’s a 19-year-old young lady, still in high school, who cannot read cursive and appears to be barely literate. Morgan may have meant Jeantel is smart – for a black person. — Walter Williams

It is not obvious how this patient’s feeling that he is a woman trapped in a man’s body differs from the feeling of a patient with anorexia nervosa that she is obese despite her emaciated, cachectic state. We don’t do liposuction on anorexics. Why amputate the genitals of these poor men? Surely, the fault is in the mind, not the member.” — Kevin Williamson

People don’t feel it’s race because people don’t call it race…A lot of people think if they think they’re not using the n-word themselves, they physically aren’t using the n-word themselves, and do not harbor ill will towards black people that it’s not racist. But to me it’s ridiculous to look at that case and not to think that race was involved. — Oprah Winfrey

“Everybody has come in front of (black Americans) on the bus – gays, immigrants, women, environmentalists,” Woodson said. “You never hear any talk about the conditions confronting poor blacks and poor people in general.” — Bob Woodson

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