“Vile Prog” is not just a name, it’s a description. Not all progs are vile. I consider myself to be a liberal, which is basically a non-vile prog. The main difference between a Vile Prog and liberal is principles. Liberals have them while Vile Progs only pretend they do.
Here is an example:
Blessyourheart, on January 15, 2013 at 4:02 am said:
Mark Levin is a WATB bitch who writes like a butthurt 13 year old. As for his rant, I’ve just one thing to say: George W Bush. You created the imperial presidency, now you own it assholes. Now shut the fuck up and take your medicine.
A few years ago the imperial presidency was a bad thing. Now that an alleged Democrat is in the White House it’s a good thing. That’s how Vile Progs think.
Vile Progs cannot claim ignorance. In 2007-2008 they demonstrated the ability to articulate extremely high moral standards for political candidates. They scrutinized every vote Hillary Clinton ever cast, as well as her statements and the statements of everyone involved in her campaign. Then they explained to us how she was found wanting.
They supported Obama because he was pure and untainted and took all the right positions on the issues. But they didn’t even wait for him to win the election to reverse course on critical issues like campaign finance and FISA. Now they support all the things they hated when George Bush was doing them.
The rightness or wrongness of an act is not determined by the identity or party affiliation of the actor. (The actor’s intent goes to his/her culpability but it does not change the nature of the act.) Whether a policy is good or bad should be an objective assessment independent of partisanship.
Once upon a time the political left in this country had a legitimate claim to the moral high ground. Not anymore. They lost all credibility to their claims of moral superiority in 2008. Maybe it was always bullshit. But I believed it once.
That’s what really pisses me off.