It was a blast to hear Conceptual Guerilla read my post On Conservative “Philosophy” out loud. He’s got a terrific voice. My words sounded mighty impressive in his mouth. The YASHWATA quote starts about 19 minutes into the podcast of 26 December 2008.

CG, a broadcaster and podcaster, is one of the very few liberal voices out there who gets loud and angry on the air. He calls liars liars and scumbags scumbags. He’s fun to listen to — more fun than any conservative ranter, because you don’t have to put up with the relentless, stomach-twisting mendacity of a Limbaugh or an O’Reilly.

After my four minutes of fame (near 23:00) he segues into a good point I have not heard before. He says it something like this (I’m going to edit my transcript a little, because reading so is different from listening):

Remember something that I’ve said about conservatives, and that YASHWATA backs up. Not only do they not want to solve certain problems, but they affirmatively want to not solve them. Conservatives want to not have universal health care. They want health care to not be universal. They want some people to do without it. They want there to be people who don’t have it. They want there to be people who live in poverty. When you say, “We want to do something about these problems” — conservatives want to not do something about these problems.

Which is where the lie comes in. They don’t want to admit that, because they would lose elections! So they lie about it.

Knowing that a few people read my post and understood it… I can hardly imagine a more pleasant feeling.