...When one addresses any member of the Clowncar Brigade, it's not too hard to figure out what their purpose is.
These are individuals who have given every ounce of their being over to a team-oriented view of the world. Their team is the progressives, and they want to win -- no matter what. Their opponents are the conservatives, and they want them to lose -- no matter what.
If anyone needed any proof of this, they need to look no futher than this comment, in which Sparky, one of the most masochistic members of the Clowncar Brigade, makes his view of the world crystal clear:
As some may recall, the topic of conversation in the thread in question was whether or not it's hypocritical for a left-wing blogger to celebrate a thug who pushes a 69-year-old man off the roof of a car being allowed to stand trial for a charge that is lesser than the act he committed -- the act he committed being the crime of aggravated assault -- only to turn around and complain when another individual is allowed to stand trial for a charge that is lesser than the act he committed -- the act he committed being a terrorist assasination.
Rational and civilized people know a few things about the question at hand.
Rational and civilized people know that Dr George Tiller's assailant shouldn't be allowed to get away with murder, just as they know that someone who pushes a 69-year-old man off the roof of a car shouldn't be allowed to get away with that, either.
Rational and civilized people know full well that each individual should pay for the crime they committed -- no more, and no less.
But not people like Sparky. Oh, no.
For people like Sparky, what matters most is that they consider people like the man who pushed Ed Snell off of the roof of his car to be on their team. Furthermore, they want their team to win, regardless of the virtue under which that victory is obtained.
Likewise, people like Scott Roeder are on the other team, and they want that team to lose. Again, the virtue under which that victory is obtained is irrelevant (although, for the record, it would require a significant travesty -- a la manufactured evidence or the like, to impugn the virtue of a Roeder conviction).
Meanwhile, rational and civilized people -- and Sparky is neither rational nor truly civilized -- understand that, when it comes to the matter of criminal justice, there are no political teams. Those who break commit acts such as these must be dealt with properly.
Those like Sparky and Lulu who wrap these matters up in their own personal politics show that, when choosing between their ideological agenda and western civilization, exactly which is more important to them.