“On Tuesday night, blogger David Burge of the Iowa Hawk blog tweeted: ‘The principal delusion of liberals is that liberalism is popular. The principal delusion of conservatives is that liberalism is popular.’ “
That’s a keeper.
(1) Your problems are not your fault. Your problems are caused by bad people who don't deserve what they have, and we will solve all your problems by taking money away from them and giving it to you.
(2) You have a right to be happy. If you are unhappy, it is someone else's fault. We will force others to celebrate, affirm, and subsidize your choices, and we will smack down people who are doing better than you in order to assuage your status anxiety.
(3) All lifestyles are equally legitimate, and if yours has negative consequences, we will bail you out to level the playing field.
(4) You do not need to worry about the future. Live for today, and we will take care of the rest.
What is unpopular about any of that?