IMHO, it started with the forcing of no-fault divorce on America by the feminists in the 70’s or so. Another one of those great ideas that caught on with liberal law makers, based on no-fault auto insurance, and was pushed to the limit without waiting to see how it would be treated by the law of unintended consequences. It's been a disaster. Turns out there was a solid grounding for making it difficult for one party of a marriage to decide unilaterally call off the union.
Ethanol is another example of some great liberal idea catching on and lawmakers hopping on the bandwagon with little concern for the law of unintended consequences.
And with the liberals’ inability to own up to making a mistake and clinging to their failed ideas and policies, rather than concede error and fix the problem, it only grows worse.
As the war in Iraq began to turn the corner following the bold stand of George Bush and The Surge the liberal response was to deny the improvements and raise the level of liberal criticism of the war to the level of hysteria. And when that had run it's course, and just when the all the signs were pointing to the wisdom of the surge approach they abandoned the hysterical political criticism to calling for the criminal prosecution of those whose policies had brought about the victory.
Sane with welfare, and unwed mothers,requiring positive ID to vote and trying to make the grade school playground a harmless environment. The list goes on and on.
I know this little diatribe will meet with some flaming, but I would simply challenge those who disagree to tell me what the liberal approach of the last 10 plus years has brought to the life of Americans that worked like they said it would. We've ended up with having to cancel proms, with budget deficits that defy the imagination, with communists and socialists and progressives in the White House and soon females on submarines.
The simple truth is that most, if not all, of these liberal and progressive ideas that sounded great in theory will turn out proving very convincingly not only to not work as advertised, but to do real harm to the fabric of our nation. Promising Rainbow Stew and free unicorn rides to a mal-educated electorate can result in getting their way, but there's no avoiding the consequences of abandoning standards that have served society well for thousands of years.
I am confident a total collapse is imminent at this point. And when it does, what rises from the ashes to replace it will not be another round of social engineering theories that sound like a utopia is as simple as “if it feels good, do it!” What will spring up in its place will be good ol’, corny and restrictive, conservative practices. One man and one woman working as a family unit to raise kids that are taught what makes life work. Men who fight wars to win as quickly and decisively as possible. A tax code that serves to fund the PROPER activities of government and not to further social engineering theories.
Americans have been in a politically correct slumber. The left believed the time was right to start "Reforming the Nation in their own Image." They went for it and started ramming everything they could down Americas throat. Well, people started choking on it. They spit it out and took a good look at what the left has been feeding them all these years. They noticed it was poison.
I think there will be a big move to bring our freedoms and morals back, but first the left will try to fight to survive. It's going to cause a great deal of chaos, but in the end the cream will float to the top once again. "The meek shall inherit the earth."
And finally, they claimed it was Obama's victory.