Thursday, March 8, 2007

Somebody please explain this to me in small words...

I have a nagging questions about a quote from "conservative comedian" Evan Sayet at CNS News, which I found on

Liberals are wrong about everything and have the mentality of kindergarteners, in the view of conservative comedian and commentator Evan Sayet.

"The Democrats are wrong on quite literally every issue," Sayet said at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., on Monday. "They are not just wrong. They are as wrong as wrong can be.

"It's not just domestic policy. It's foreign policy. It's every policy," he said, adding that liberals are "diametrically opposed to that which is good, right and successful."

"The modern liberal will invariably side with evil over good, wrong over right, and the behaviors that lead to failure over those that lead to success," Sayet said.

"How could you possibly live in the freest nation in the history of the world and only see oppression? How could you live in the least imperialist power in human history and see us as the ultimate in imperialism? How can you live in the least bigoted nation in human history ... and see racism lurking in every dark shadow?" he asked.

The comedian attributed the trend to a "rejection of all fact, reason, evidence, logic, truth, morality, and decency."
Sayet also argued that liberals "have the mentality of five-year-olds."

He said the 1986 Robert Fulghum book, "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten," "reads like the bible of modern liberalism and the playbook of Democratic Party policy."

"'Don't hit' has just become 'War is not the answer,'" Sayet said.

"If we're going to save America, we must take back the schools, the universities, the media, [and] the entertainment industry," he said.

Maybe it's selective quoting by CNS News, but I don't get, from this at least, why he gets to be called a "comedian." The article continues:
The Democratic National Committee did not respond to invitations to comment for this article, but Toby Chaudhuri, communications director for the liberal Campaign for America's Future, told Cybercast News Service that "Sayet is a comedian with a cross to bear."

"He hasn't been able to think of any new jokes for over 30 years. Maybe that's why he gets laughs even before he opens his mouth," Chaudhuri said.

"Even a kindergartner knows that the right is wrong," he said.

"Conservatives have had their way, and they failed," Chaudhuri added. "The catastrophic conservatism of George Bush and the DeLay Congress has collapsed, [and] the GOP coalition is splintering."
Maybe I've been watching The Daily Show too much, but the humor is lost on me. It just sounds like a set of observations. I may not agree with Dennis Miller on everything, but at least he's witty.

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