what a silly, stunted, smug self-righteous, not to mention absolutely wrong, worldview. https://t.co/FZbfnQ95Or
— DanRiehl (@DanRiehl) May 23, 2016
If you’re a conservative, Joyce Carol Oates has you pegged. Or at least, she thinks she does:
A conservative is one who has articulated very good reasons for why he isn't going to give you his hand to pull you out of the water. #Drown
— Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) May 22, 2016
For starters, that’s just plain wrong in so many ways:
@JoyceCarolOates Interesting because many cops, firefighters, nurses, doctors are conservative. Nothing like being a narrow minded fool
— Silas (@horsesandhounds) May 22, 2016
@JoyceCarolOates Liberals care about dead swimmers, but not dead babies. Got it.
— Corey Olson (@Olscore) May 22, 2016
@JoyceCarolOates I'm a conservative.. And an RN who has saved many lives.. What have you done?? You are a liar
— jamieq (@nativetxanj) May 22, 2016
Well, if you Leftists would stop throwing everyone in the water, maybe we wouldn't have to rescue them. But we will. https://t.co/4ejCWOgxmT
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) May 22, 2016
Studies consistently show that conservatives donate more to charity than liberals do, but tell me more. https://t.co/hsgXk59YOj
— Michael Freeman (@michaelpfreeman) May 22, 2016
And a liberal is someone who believes they are "entitled" to swim w/o ever taking any precautions against drowning. https://t.co/qECKbvTdlq
— Brad Thor (@BradThor) May 22, 2016
A progressive is one who demands a $356b Federal Aquatic Safety Dept. instead of pulling you out of the water. https://t.co/nxp2O3SiY6
— jon gabriel (@exjon) May 22, 2016
Conservatives are actually helping the poor and needy. Liberals are demanding Conservs pay more taxes. https://t.co/f0Lmq3GobT
— Heather (@hboulware) May 22, 2016
@JoyceCarolOates No, Joyce. You're smarter than that. We oppose being forced at the end of a govt gun. Cons are more charitable BY CHOICE.
— John Barry (@CardsFanTX) May 22, 2016
A liberal saves you with a life ring his neighbor paid for, then pats himself on the back for "caring". https://t.co/s7MU6yAKNx
— #NeverTrump (@RedGalBlueState) May 23, 2016
A liberal is one with a deep-seated psychological need to feel morally superior to those who disagree with them. https://t.co/dQoGNeyVvw
— David B. Cohen (@DavidBCohen1) May 22, 2016
But wait a second…
Does Oates really want to take that route?
No, that's Ted Kennedy. https://t.co/L7AeoPr4sr
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) May 23, 2016
— American Elephant (@AmericnElephant) May 23, 2016
.@JoyceCarolOates Ted Kennedy was a conservative?
— C. M. Barnhart (@c_m_barnhart) May 22, 2016
— CarlToddHand (@CarlToddHand) May 23, 2016
"I regard as indefensible the fact that I did not report the accident to the police immediately."–Ted Kennedy https://t.co/0JTU3iALMD
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) May 23, 2016
Oates’ analogy has officially failed.