« on: June 30, 2008, 12:33:54 PM »
First, Bush's malapropisms and gaffes make him a perfect target for insults.
Second, Clinton was insulted more than anyone during the 90s.
Third, there is no way to say which side insults more, but one thing is for sure, the right is way better at distracting people from the issues by labeling someone an elitist, or *gasp* muslim.
1. I am not saying Bush is a genius, but he is far from an idiot. Yet you never hear about the malapropisms and gaffes liberal politicans make. How many people have called Obama an idiot because he said he was going to win all 57 states or because he is awful without a teleprompter in front of him? Even if he is elected president and they continue, he will still be called a moron.
2. Clinton was picked on for being a "pervert" which is an individualized trait. In calling him that, they were not insuating that all who think like him are idiots. However, they often do that with those who agree with Bush etc. The term idiot has been used to take on a larger context and they have tried to apply it to all conservatives or Republicans.
3. No it is the Left who pulls all the tricks. They are lucky enough to have the media on their side so they never get called on it. Even just the recent Dem primaries should show this. Obama won more delegates even though Clinton won the popular vote and most of the Left is fine with it, even though they are the same ones who claim Bush stole the election in 2000 by winning the electoral vote while Gore got the popular. The Left is who made a huge story out of Cheney's daughter being a lesbian etc. to keep eyes off of what they were actually doing at the time. Clinton bombed Iraq to keep people less focused on his impeachment.