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Liberals can dish it out but can't take it

by Jerry Bader

The most frustrating thing about being a conservative is that we have standards and liberals don't. Because we have standards it possible for us to fall short of them and, being human, we often do. Democrats have the luxury of having no standards to which they can fall short. Democrats really weren't bothered by what Anthony Wiener did. They were upset he lied about it and became a political liability. But his lewd acts themselves didn't cause liberals distress.

Of course because conservatives do have standards on morality any conservative who falls short is held up as proof that all conservatives are hypocrites. If you don't behave exactly the way you say others should behave, you deserve the hypocrisy shaming. Unless, of course, you're Michelle Obama. Then the fact that she's not in peak physical condition or eats the occasional cheeseburger shouldn't be held against her.

She championed for starvation ration school lunches, wants to ban from school any food that can actually be enjoyed, but her own behavior shouldn't be held against her. We'll remember that.

Photo credit: By Greg from Arlington, Va, America, Edit by Matthias.koetter [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons