I’m a non-interventionist on foreign policy, but conservatives are supposed to be my allies on other issues. This Chris Kyle business has me seriously questioning the thoughtfulness of many conservatives. I thought conservatives are supposed to be the rational ones and liberals are the ones who allow themselves to be ruled by their emotion, but on this Kyle issue almost all I am seeing is unhinged irrationality.
Here is the kind of emotional tirade that I am dealing with. Someone really wrote this on another thread (I cleaned up some spacing and punctuation issues):
Ventura was never a Seal and he hasn’t the credentials either, this miserable Dirtbag couldn’t even carry Chris Kyle’s shoes. Ventura is a Nobody and going Nowhere fast. Nobody likes him and he is flat out jealous that he never had the grit and the balls that a great American like Chris did. Chris accomplished a lot in life and nobody knows what Ventura ever accomplished…….
Nobody knows what Ventura ever accomplished? You can’t make this stuff up. Hmmm… let’s see. First of all, Ventura was a Seal before there technically was that term, but this has been hashed out at length and modern SEAL groups defend these folks’ right to consider themselves such. After that he was a big time WWE wrestler. Then a very talented heel announcer. Then a star of the movie Predator. Then became Gov of MN on a third party ticket. Then had a TV show. And is now often talked about as a possible Libertarian Presidential candidate. But you’re right. He’s a nobody who has never done anything.
How old is the guy who made this comment? 10? Have none of these clowns ever seen Predator, one of the best guy movies of all time? How ’bout you rent the movie Predator, and then get back to me about what a loser Ventura is. Good grief! Why am I even bothering. Such emotionally hysterical thinking is impenetrable.
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