The analogy comparing arguing with a liberal to playing chess with a pigeon is the brilliant product of the keen mind of Matthew Bracken, a Navy Seal.
Bracken’s gem says: “Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter how well you play chess, the pigeon just knocks over all the pieces, craps on the board, spews some unintelligible profanities, and struts around like he won.”
Clearly, he has captured the essence of the futility of presenting logical arguments to people who are ruled by pure emotion. “I feel” or “The way I see it” are favorite liberal Democrat pigeon lines. They’re never interested in reality and cling fast to their own idealized version of the world. They substitute wishful thinking for facts and viciously attack those whose reality-based arguments piece their shroud of willful ignorance.
If a reasoned argument about how their king Barack Obama has done grievous harm to America begins to penetrate even their armor of denial, they will talk about how past Republican presidents were actually responsible for whatever King Barack is currently miserably failing to handle.
While there are dozens and dozens of examples of the Pigeon Party’s illogical “logic,” a recent one stands out as emblematic of their insistence upon shutting out genuine facts and logic.
Democrat liberal pigeon John Wasik has distinguished himself as a leading spokesman (or should that be spokesperson?) for the position that “despite facts and statistics to the contrary, raising the wages of McDonald’s workers by raising the price of its food will indeed raise the economy.” Wasik opines it will lead to millions of new jobs and millions of Americans being lifted out of poverty.
He builds his dream castle by disregarding the fact that the average fast food restaurant runs on a profit margin of 4.6%, and more than doubling worker salaries would force many if not all of these stores to close.
Experience proves that fast food customers not only don’t like paying the prices asked already, but given a chance – as in the Panera Bread “pay what you can” experiment – they will pay only 75% of the true retail value of what is offered.
There are of course other issues to take up with pigeon Wasik, like how the core element of his blueprint for “success”–raising retail prices to provide money for employers to hire more workers–was responsible for extending Roosevelt’s Great Depression. But pigeons like Wasik don’t understand such things.
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