Virginia Virtucon links a Washington Times article with the following:
The 'tenthers'I don't know whether to be pleased that the loonie-left are showing some cognizance of the Constitution, or projectile-vomiting-sickened that the best closest they can come to understanding is turning a crucial piece thereof into an epithet.
Liberal activists have a new name to disparage conservatives: 'tenthers.'
The nickname refers to those who cite the 10th Amendment to argue that federal intervention in areas not authorized by the Constitution, like health care for example, is unconstitutional.
This follows other names such as 'birthers,' 'deathers' and 'tea baggers.'
In a lengthy conversation with someone on the left today, whose intellect I generally admire, I was told that all of the objections to the current administration's agenda are founded in fear and raaaaacism.
Not even taking a highly abstract route, arguing that the problem has built in the last century, as evidenced by the incumbency rate and the national debt, could spark legitimate dialogue.
Pointing out that the raaaaacism charge is symmetric, and is every bit as much a tool in the hands of the ones charging it as it is a millstone about the necks of the (I couldn't guess how large) group who may actually have a DNA-based objection to the current POTUS bought me nothing. Anyone who subscribes to raaaaaacism should be forced to take a Biochemistry course, IMO.
So we concluded with the point that I should read BHO's books, so that I can admire hims as well (her point), and that dismissing counter-arguments as raaaaacism and fear-mongering is intellectually dishonest (mine). Then we agreed we love each other and that we should steer clear of politics.
Overall, I felt as if it was a religious discussion. Which is worrisome.