FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
It isn’t that he’s wrong: A few months ago, Digby added David Atkins to the roster at Hullabaloo. It turns out that Atkins is thirty years old.
He’s also an RNC wet dream.
It isn’t that a person is “wrong” if he loathes the American people. We wouldn’t say that Atkins is “wrong” in the attitudes he displayed in yesterday’s fiery post.
It can’t be said that you are “wrong” for loathing people who are religious. For loathing supporters of capital punishment, a very strong predominant view among American voters. (We opposed to capital punishment oursleves. But to peruse some polls on this topic, just click here.)
It can’t be said that Atkins is “wrong.” But if a person has certain attitudes towards his fellow citizens, he won’t likely be real good at politics. Politics is largely about persuading other people—the voters. It’s hard to get people to see things your way if they know you loathe them.
“I never met a man I didn’t loathe.” Will Rogers didn’t say that!
For decades, the RNC has tried to claim that liberals really think this way. Until Atkins offered this post, no one ever believed them.
Noble Nestor watch: Listening to the fiery Atkins, who wouldn’t recall the sound advice Nestor gave to the headstrong Diomedes? We think Professor Fagles has it just about right as he renders the words of the seasoned charioteer.
For a quick refresher course, see THE DAILY HOWLER, 6/2/00.