Three Little Words

2 comments October 24th, 2007at 07:55pm Posted by Eli

Digby has a great post titled “The Art Of The Hissy Fit,” about how the Republicans use transparently fake outrage to intimidate and emasculate Democrats, making the Democratic party look smaller and weaker every time they cave in, and they always cave in.

I’ve written a few posts about how Democrats need to start standing up for themselves, and stop validating dishonest criticism. I’m very fond of Paul Hackett’s “I said it, I meant it, I stand behind it” mantra, but I’m starting to think that it doesn’t go far enough.

When you are attacked by a hypocrite, by someone accusing you of the very thing that they themselves are guilty of, it’s not enough to simply stand your ground. You have to counterattack. You have to call them on their hypocrisy, remind everyone that their offenses against civility and decency are far, far worse than yours. I recommend that the Democrats memorize and practice these three little words, which must be incorporated into every response to phony Republican outrage:

HOW. DARE. YOU.

Go ahead, try it. Who knows, you might even like it.

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Favorites,Politics,Republicans

2 Comments

  • 1. Cujo359  |  October 25th, 2007 at 4:25 pm

    If “How dare you?” gets old, there’s always the ever-popular “Are you kidding me?”

  • 2. bill  |  October 26th, 2007 at 10:36 am

    I still like the one employed last century. “At long last, have you NO sense of decency?”


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