April 17, 2006

Marc Cooper: Just Can't Help Himself!

One of my favorite blogs, and one that I read at least daily is Marc Cooper's site. Truth in Advertising: Marc is my blogfather. Having said that, I will also state that I seldom agree with him about anything. But, from the beginning there was a sympatico between at least he and I if not between other righties and him. Marc generally holds fast to his lefty origins, he espouses all the right (left?) causes for all the right (left?) reasons. But one of the things I really like about Marc is that he has never been two faced about anything. He pounds the left almost as often as the right. When he says something, I pay attention, even when I disagree with him (and I do, about 99% of the time).

Marc has signed on to the Euston Manifesto and blogged about it here. Typically, some of the harder left members of his commentarian peanut gallery have taken him to task. Read the whole thing, read the comments and you will get an elightenment about how the hard left excommunicates anyone who dares to disagree with them. That is one of the reasons the left is so hard to take.

And, while the Right also has it's "true believers" many if not most of us who are conservative argue from principle (and no, I don't expect you lefties out there to agree with that statement) and not from emotion. The left is a feel good place, the right tends to be more practical. If you don't believe that the left will excommunicate you, just read Democratic Underground or the Daily Kos for any and all proof that any ordinary person would need.

So, Marc, your blogson wishes you well! I have a few beers set aside for you anytime you get down to South Texas and I'll still read your blog, even though you are usually wrong about things. God speed blogdad, God speed.

Posted by GM Roper at April 17, 2006 06:18 AM | TrackBack

I believe that Marc doesn't take his posts nearly as seriously as most of the commenters on the left, who have no life except to find fault with those who impede their march towards socialism. Of course, the left has absolutely no sense of humor, so they wouldn't know when he's serious or simply stating something tongue-in-cheek--over which their cluelessness might egg him on to ruffle their feathers even more, as it does me.

Posted by Woody at April 17, 2006 11:49 AM

My stars, they're nuts over there. Where would you even begin sorting them out? These people really believe in a black-and-white world, where things like Iraq, the free market, and globalization are not merely negatives on balance, but rotten to the core and without redeeming features?

I recommend Zyprexa, an antipsychotic which also has some anti-manic effect.

Posted by Assistant Village Idiot at April 17, 2006 06:30 PM

In fact, my stock and credibility went up when commenter Randy Paul linked his own blog, which led you to find that he referred to me as "some on the loony right." (It would have been polite had he mentioned that reference to me rather than hide it in hopes that it would go unchallenged.) Pretty cowardly, added to very stupid.

Any attempted negative reference to me is fine as long as it comes from a psychotic Marxist, radical liberal, Amnesty International supporting, United States bashing, U.N. loving, John Kerry voting, arrogant, "internationalist," who refuses to admit when he's caught in false propaganda and uses the old Democratic trick of repeating a lie so often that he hopes people believe it--which if they're liberal, it's fine, as they can stay stupid. However, I'm not calling him that. I just mentioned the traits of someone with no credibility. Mostly, I just laugh at him.

Honestly, one thing that I've taken from cruising over there is that no conservative has to fear looking stupid compared to what those self-annointed "intellectuals" spout.

I believe that Spiro Agnew's comments about that sort still apply today:
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.

Posted by Woody at April 17, 2006 10:28 PM

I too visit Marc Cooper's site every day. I respect and appreciate his perspective because it is usually well written and explained, rational and reasonable. That said, I usually disagree with his conclusions.

Generally speaking I've given up commenting there - just grew tired of the insults, disrespect, and juvenile spew that many try to pass off as argument. The Euston post is the best recent example, but it is certainly typical of what goes on there.

I will keep going there to read Cooper, because, you see, he's a Liberal not a Leftist - and that makes all the difference.

Posted by too many steves at April 18, 2006 05:25 AM

Good post!
I don't know where the leftist get the idea that the right support this manifesto.
There were a few things I agreed with, like being against anti-semitism and anti-America hate speech.
For the most part, its socialistic/marxist, globalist, UN-like propaganda.

Posted by Ben USN (Ret) at April 18, 2006 06:04 AM

Bless you my son! One man's moonbat is another man's genius.

Posted by Marc Cooper at April 18, 2006 12:17 PM

Blogfather, thank you for calling me a genius!

Posted by GM Roper at April 18, 2006 12:56 PM

I gotta say GM, I agree with you.

For example, the immigration debate: Marc has been all over that since like before I was born. And I have heard, many a time, him disagree with and/or correct some of the more maniacal occupants of the fringe left.

I like Marc, and he's a lefty.

I remember some people were talking about him as a "token" lefty on the PJ blogroll, but that just goes to show the respect and fear that the loony left has for a guy like marc: a straight shooter thats willing to go to bat for whatever team happens to be right.

Posted by quickrob at April 18, 2006 08:09 PM

I used to read Marc's blog daily, and still read some of his more interesting pieces (such as his nuanced piece on the differences within the rise of Latin American leftism - a subject he is an expert on). Marc is one of the few significant bloggers I have met personally, and his blog is where I first encountered GM, a very good person to have found. And btw, I am also convinced Marc doesn't take all of his posts seriously, because he is a laid back California dude and a self-admitted limousine Marxist (well, he doesn't have a limousine but he does enjoy his swimming pool). I also disagree with Marc on most things, but I appreciate his intellect and his willingness to take on the loonies on the left, and to produce far more discriminating analysis of the issues than they are capable of even understanding. I just hope they don't listen to his advice, because they could become a more potent political forfce if they did.

Marc, deluded as he is ( ;-), is one of the good guys.

Unfortunately, I decided to boycott his comments page because he stopped policing the ad hominem attacks of his moonbat following. I am sad about this, because it used to be a place where one could actually interact with lefties without every response being a vicious personal attack. I especially wanted to have a reasonable discussion (and hence learn) on his Latin American leftism piece.

But the viciousness (I'm being polite) of his flock has caused me to make a personal rule: no more posting on his blog.

Posted by John at April 19, 2006 10:07 AM

I must confess I don't read it every day but I read it often thanks to you GM.

Marc is a good blogger and a good American imo. I agree with him more than any other left leaning blog.

His post chastising Pacifica Radio was one of my all time favorites.

Posted by The Ugly American at April 19, 2006 02:41 PM

John, I also quit posting at Marc Cooper's site, and then started back, and then quit, and then.... I'm like a friend who said that it is easy to give up smoking-- and, he's done it five times! I went last time about two months without commenting; but after a kind act by Marc, I started back as a courtesy to him--if he views it that way. At least I offered some balance from the psychos.

Off topic....a friend of mine in Cobb County, GA had his house demolished by a tornado a few weeks ago. It brushed by the house and knocked trees through it. Pretty scary. We have storms out there right now that have all the signs of tornadoes. Rather than chasing them, like you, I'll just sit back and let them come to me. Fortunately, there's a trailer park southwest of me, so that should deflect it.

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