The Parental Liberal
Posted by cann0nba11 on April 17, 2009
When I was a kid, if I got in trouble at school I would be punished by the teacher, then I would get punished by my parents. My parents believed what the teacher told them. My parents respected their authority.
My wife was a public school teacher for ten years. One of the reasons she no longer teaches is that parents have lost respect for the authority of school teachers. Many teachers can no longer use red ink to mark papers. They can’t single out students for bad behavior in class. They can’t hug their students for fear of sexual harassment lawsuits. Too many parents today take the word of their children over that of legitimate authority figures. In their eyes, their children can do no wrong. Don’t you dare suggest that little Johnny made a mistake or did something wrong. It was the other kid, it wasn’t his fault. My child is an angel and I will defend her to my last dying breath, no matter what.
I think that Obama voters are cut from the same cloth. They support their political child no matter what. They ignore facts, they ignore reality, they ignore lies and hypocrisy. No matter how well armed you are with legitimate information they will not capitulate. Barack Obama can do no wrong.How dare you insult their little angel. The more you do, the more they dig in. They become a cornered animal protecting its baby. (Fangs, claws and slobber sometimes apply.)
So what does this mean for America? Like the teenager that avoids a near-death experience or has a serious brush with the law, it will take a significant event of some sort for many Liberals to be shocked out of their political stupor. Eventually the political umbilical cord will be severed and they will grow up. Until then all we can do as conservatives is keep chipping away at their emotional defense shields. The truth will get through, it will just take time. We have a few years ahead of us, so break out the red pens and get to work!