This weekend, someone on the far left called me a r*tard and someone on the far right suggested I'm not a real Christian--all because I defended Sarah Palin as John McCain's VP pick.
The far left says Sarah's baby is not her own. The far right says it is an abomination for a woman to hold civil office.
To me, these are two sides of the same coin.
On the left you have extremists chanting, "Peace! Love! Justice!" and in the next breath, "Kill Michell Malkin!"
On the right you have extremists calling abortion an abomination and in the next breath, a pro-life candidate an abomination.
Why can't the far left call abortion an abomination and the far right call a pro-life woman Justice?
Because both sides espouse a totalitarian worldview. On the left, the government controls your life. And on the right, a pastor controls your life.
On the left, the extremists will be satisfied with nothing less than absolute socialism and on the right, with nothing less than absolute theocracy.
Their idealism is their god and it blinds them to everything including their own hypocrisy. They have no use for practical solutions because they demand perfection. They make no compromises because that would be a breach of their conscience.
They are unyielding in their rigidity, even in the face of facts.
It's humorous to me to watch both sides whip themselves into a frenzy. It's amusing, that is, until they are given real power.
I, for one, am grateful that the Michael Moores & Vision Forum folks of this world will not decide this election.
At least, that's what I'm hoping.
Until then, I have a kitchen to clean. My sink backed up, my dishwasher flooded and this mommy has some major mopping to do.
(I'm leaving the comments open. If you must disagree, do so agreeably. )