The phrase also drew the attention of US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.
"Raise your hand if you've ever posted anything online to quote-unquote 'own the libs,'" Haley asked the teenage students attending the same conference as Sessions.
"I know that it's fun and that it can feel good, but step back and think about what you’re accomplishing when you do this — are you persuading anyone? Who are you persuading?" Haley said. "We've all been guilty of it at some point or another, but this kind of speech isn't leadership — it's the exact opposite."
"Real leadership is about persuasion, it's about movement, it's bringing people around to your point of view," she added. "Not by shouting them down, but by showing them how it is in their best interest to see things the way you do." - Nikki Haley, Business Insider quote
Or this opinion by Ben Shapiro , an American conservative political commentator.
"If you want to truly own the libs, the only way to do that is to actually win an argument," he said. "Not alienate them by saying jerky things that make them upset."
Facebook is possibly the largest and most read swamp containing a huge and motley collection of political views, the majority of which are expressed in childish meme’s and quotes.
I dare say very few of the “owning the libs” treehouse have actually searched the phrase to understand what it means or how it came into being. The usual suspects trot out meme after meme, quote after quote and image after image that rarely came from their own imaginative creating process. Essentially such users are like little kids who throw rocks while hiding behind bigger rocks.
Try these on for size. See who thinks they are owning libs:
Bad people are constantly trying to destroy America because we are free.
Anyone different than me is bad.
Children are smart if they can pass multiple choice tests.
God hates the people we hate.
To negotiate is to be weak.
Never admit to any doubts.
What is our oil doing under their sand?
The truth has nothing to do with evidence.
Sex for pleasure is bad except for me.
Constantly talk about Jesus.
Follow the teachings of Jesus.
Obsess about embryos, but ignore the needs of real children.
Suck up to banks, telecoms and other big campaign contributors.
Environmentalists are sissies, even when they are correct.
Blame gays and immigrants whenever possible.
Disparage all inconvenient science.
Act as though it's important to say the Pledge of Allegiance.
Kill or torture all people who might be possibly bad.
Then try these on. See where you fall, Consider whether or not you are seen as a bug on the wall being viewed by a political entomologist
A political entomologist is a scientist who studies political behavior. Entomologists have many important jobs, such as the study of the classification, life cycle, distribution, physiology, behavior, ecology and population dynamics of insects and political gullibility.
One can point one’s copy-and-paste fingers at libtards, socialists, democrats and any others who see through the snake oil of the president the majority of us fired in 2020. But your kindergarten conservatism has done snuck back to haunt you.
Remember the H1N1 outbreak? I don’t know about foul cries over a mishandling of that particular outbreak, but granting the validity of that rhetorical question, I ask one of my own:
If Trump was so smart why didn’t he learn from Obama’s mistake especially when we all knew – including the President that we later fired – that this Covid virus was far more rapid, virulent, contagious and dangerous?
The man who constantly bragged about how smart he was certainly dropped the ball with his chance to outshine Obama. His press conference whining and tweeting as he points backward at Obama only made him look shallow and childish; his supporters more shallow, more childish and even more ill-informed.
Trump kept trying to drive his car while only looking at the rear-view mirror while crying, “It’s not my fault!”
Trump was not a real conservative.
A real conservative would have been the genuine article patterned by Barry Goldwater whom I admire. The closest we have nowadays are not in a position to have great effect. I speak of honorable politicians like Romney, Huntsman and Jeff Flake.
In the 1980’s I used to drive around Portland listening to Rush Limbaugh, thinking, “At’s right! Go Rush!” But after a while his pattern of angry rhetoric grew tiresome. It demonstrated little depth, no breadth, and lacked seriously considered substance. He had a shopping list of angry notions around which he built angry phrases aimed mostly at gullible white men.
That is important to me and it was at that time that I think I resolved to not let someone else’s opinions become a limited encyclopedia by which I would evaluate life.
It’s left me somewhat isolated in who I would have a beer with. But it also left me free to do more than copy and paste someone else’s thinking and values.
I was and still am genuinely angry and disgusted with Trump whose frail and thin-skinned capacity for leadership and statesmanship offended me deeply and continues to embarrass all of us.
I was not raised, educated nor enculturated to admire someone like that.
I don’t understand how In the Mormon Corridor a respect for Ezra Taft Benson, a genuine conservative who served in the Eisenhower cabinet, could morph into hero-worship of of the likes of Donald Trump, Mike Lee, Mitch McConnel, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Marjorie Taylor Green, Lauren Boebert, Tuck Carlson, and need I go on and on?
Oh yes, and in my state I have to live under the likes of extremely partisan politicos whose emails to me are mostly “what’s-wrong-with-Democrats” and “why the Republican Party’s talking points are gospel you can trust.” I speak of Idaho Senators Risch and Crapo, Representatives Mike Simpson, Russ Fulcher and of course the two practical jokers running for office and prancing in front of their mind-swoggled choir: Ammon Bundy and Lt. Gov McGeachin.
Who are these Kindergarten Konservatives?
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