Monday, April 30, 2007

Whiny Conservatives

A recent post over at Joe's compelled me to tune in Glen Beck the other day, something I hadn't done in quite a while.

Once upon a time I listened to Beck fairly frequently, because unlike other conservative talk radio personalities, he could be funny. As a matter of fact, the promo for his show is, "More comedy, less politics." Problem is, that's no longer the case. Over the past couple years he's pretty much lost every ounce of entertainment value and is now just like every other talk radio dude.

Anyway, something hit me about 10 minutes into listening: Whine, whine, whine, whine, whine. All he was doing was whining about the Democrats. It got me to thinking about other big-time right-wing talkers like Limbaugh, Coulter, Hannity and O'Reilly.

Whine, whine, whine, whine, whine.

What the hell? I though liberals were supposed to be the whiny ones? Whatever happened to the good old "Fuck You and the Donkey You Rode in On" conservatives like this guy? I may not agree with everything they say, but I still respect anyone who can frighten me. When I hear these talk-radio pansies I want to put the gloves on, get them in the ring and see how fast they throw in the towel, crouch in the corner and suck their thumbs.

Don't get me wrong, there are still whiny liberals out there. But they're supposed to whine -- it's what's expected of them, and we know they're whining because they just care so damn much.

But whiny conservatives?

Sack up or STFU.


Emma said...

Just a thought off the top of my head...could it be that one party isn't necessarily "whinier" than the's just that the whining is so much more pronounced when whichever party isn't getting what they want? The last six years have been a cakewalk for conservatives/republicans...but that seems to have changed with the last election.

Paula said...

Wot Emma said. Losers whine, winners chortle. I don't see the "Nyah, we told you so!" peeps having so much moral high ground, frankly. It's just a nasty cycle.

Jeff Kos said...

Yeah, but my point is that conservatives have always referred to liberals as whiny, not the other way around. It goes back to the whole "bleeding hearts" vs. "tough love" thing. Maybe it's always been that way and, for whatever reason, it's just become evident to me now.

Joe the Troll said...

Excellent point, but remember..... the conservatives have also always referred to liberals as "fiscally irresponsible". :-)

I've never watched him on a regular basis. My whole rant was based on about 3 minutes of his show! If I'd watched the whole thing, I'd have written a book!

Teacake said...

Dude. You're whining.

Jeff Kos said...

Teacake? Who the hell's teacake? Wait, I just looked at the profile... Van Hagar? Is that you, Jen?

Joe the Troll said...

" Van Hagar? Is that you, Jen? "

THAT'S a sad way to be recognized.. :-)

Teacake said...

Hmph. Evidently someone doesn't read the Film Freaks blog. Yes, my old account got deleted in a freak accident. It's me. And I was kidding obviously. And it is SO NOT a sad way to be recognized, either.

Jeff Kos said...

I'm so behind on all blogs. I just caught up on your comment at Film Freaks. Sorry. I'll send you an invite presently.