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Another Media Lie About the Tea Party

The more liberals fear someone, or some idea, the bolder their lies become. I had the misfortune of stumbling across Paul Begala on CNN Wednesday night and he lived down to expectations as usual. His riff was about the Tea Party in particular, conservatives in general, and hypocrisy he perceives in them regarding fidelity to the Constitution.

But what bothers me — and it’s not just Christine O’Donnell, I think, who can plainly — who can plainly plead ignorance as a defense — but across the conservative movement, there is this schizophrenia, this claimed fidelity to the Constitution, when, in fact, they want to shred a whole bunch of it.

As you pointed, they want to repeal the 17th Amendment, the direct election of senators, the 16th Amendment, which allows an income tax. They want to change the First Amendment to ban flag- burning. They want to allow school prayer, which change the First Amendment. They want a balanced budget amendment, a line item veto amendment. They want to change the 14th Amendment, so that people who are born here, some would not be citizens.

I could go on. They want to ban same-sex marriage and put that in the Constitution. So they — they don’t really like the Constitution. It’s a little like saying — say you get married, and you’re on your honeymoon, and turn to your wife and you say, honey, I love you, but you need a butt job, a boob job, liposuction. Could you put this wig on?

I mean, you know, if you love the Constitution, love it or leave it alone.

This is at best ignorance and at worst willful deception.  I’ll bet on the latter, and that he’s banking on the CNN audience not detecting the sleight of hand, and knows the CNN hosts will never challenge him.

What conservatives abhor, and liberals admire, is the shredding of the Constitution by unelected, unaccountable judges. Conservatives also loathe, and liberals love, politicians who take an oath to uphold the Constitution, then spend their time in office subverting its intent.

This inspired document contains its own provisions for legal modification. Only a dolt, or a liar, could support those who ignore and circumvent the Constitution, claiming this inanimate object is a living thing pliable in their hands, then refer to those seeking to follow the legally prescribed process as wanting “to shred it.”  Mr. Begala might glance in the mirror before tossing his tired and predictable cheap shots–and plead ignorance himself.

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