I’ve never felt so estranged from the mainstream. But of course this isn’t really “mainstream,” it’s just more simpering, bootlicking, stare worshiping sheepism. The very fact that conservatives think tanks and putatively “conservative,” but really rightwing progressive, intellectuals came up with cap and trade and the individual mandate shows you how stupid conservative intellectuals are. Even great figures like Milton Friedman, really a libertarian, stepped in it constantly and gave us worse government than we otherwise would have.
Somehow this is brought back around to us “wingnuts.” If relatively slight massive expansions of the central government are offered instead of the massive massive expansion this writer wants, we should jump at the chance. The assumption is always that what they want will happen, no matter what. Negotiation is over how much sugar we get to help the medicine go down. If you don’t want the medicine at all, well, you’re “outside the mainstream,” need not be listened to, are probably crazy, and deserve to be locked up, roasted alive in your bunker, or blown up by a robot.
This article reads like a DU post, and is hardly cogent, serious commentary. Unfortunate that it's treated as such.