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The left is unpopular, undisciplined and ill-tempered
Weekly Standard ^ | 8/16/10 | William Kristol

Posted on 08/16/2010 8:17:45 AM PDT by Nachum

The left has collapsed.

Its political support has collapsed. Public opinion polls point to a historic repudiation of the president and the Democratic party this fall, something on the order of a 60-seat Republican gain in the House. The GOP has an outside shot at taking the Senate as well.

Its claim to intellectual integrity has collapsed. Paul Krugman, Ivy League professor, New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate (the holy trinity of the liberal establishment), has humiliated himself with a startlingly dishonest attack on Paul Ryan's budget proposal. Krugman, called out by Ryan, rebuked by honest analysts and unwilling to concede his errors, has retreated into uncharacteristic abashed silence.

Its Leninist discipline has collapsed. Last week, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs complained about the craziness of the professional left in the punditocracy. "Those people ought to be drug tested," Gibbs explained. "They will be satisfied when we have Canadian health care and we've eliminated the Pentagon. That's not reality. ... They wouldn't be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president."

Members of the professional left hit back at Gibbs, dubbing the Obama White House the "amateur left."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


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Some animals are the most dangerous when they are cornered.
1 posted on 08/16/2010 8:17:47 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

They are like a nest of fire ants that has been poked with a stick. Time to call in the ANDRO strike. Obama is the Queen.


2 posted on 08/16/2010 8:19:58 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Nachum

They can do all sorts of damage, but we can always undo it and rebuild. And, people are fed up and horrified with the thought of supporting more moochers, like illegals.


3 posted on 08/16/2010 8:20:00 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Nachum

“Everything about socialism is sham and affectation.” - Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850


4 posted on 08/16/2010 8:20:22 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Nachum
That what happens when Liars are discovered. The Progressive Fascists, lead by Obama, lied their way into power. Then, after wining power by lying, they mistook their victory for support of their true ideological agenda.

It never once crossed their minds that a good chunk of their support came from people who actually expected them to live up to their campaign rhetoric

5 posted on 08/16/2010 8:21:44 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: Nachum

These are not dangerous but endangered... political suicide comes to mind.


6 posted on 08/16/2010 8:22:29 AM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Nachum

Dems are desperate and in panic mode.

They realize the outlook is grim for them.

Conversely, the republicans should be wary about taking voters for granted and becoming overconfident.

Conservatives must make and take their case to the American people and the voters why they are best suited to turn the economy around. If they can do that and make it stick, they will win and win big.


7 posted on 08/16/2010 8:24:18 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Nachum

Gotta take issue with the Weekly Standard here.

The Visible Elected Left is currently under assault. But they hold - for now - the govt and the *bureaucracy.* Plus, the hard-core invisible workers on the extreme left haven’t stopped or even slowed down.

This notion that the “left” or “liberals” or “progressives” are beaten is HOGWASH. BS. Garbage. Etc.

We must not believe this for a moment. We need to continue recruiting “overwhelming force” at the ballot box and in ALL local and regional elected offices and bureaucratic jobs.

That’s what the left has done for 50 years and what we need to do in 8 years or less.

Don’t wimp out Weekly Standard. And don’t peddle the notion that this war is anywhere NEAR completion. We’re just about to start round two, NOT 15.


8 posted on 08/16/2010 8:24:23 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality Now: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: PGalt

That’s not reality. ...

That’s where liberals live in unreality. Socialism has never worked but they keep giving it a go - thus still proving the definition of insanity.


9 posted on 08/16/2010 8:24:49 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Nachum
Could it be that the sleeping giant (good, honest, hard working, decent Americans) has awakened?
10 posted on 08/16/2010 8:26:26 AM PDT by no dems (To Every Democrat in the U.S. House and Senate: "Shame, shame. Shame on all your houses.")
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To: Nachum
Some animals are the most dangerous when they are cornered.

Yes but all animals are easier to kill when cornered. We are being presented with a very rare opportunity to take them all the way down. In putting Obama in the White House the left gave up any pretense of being anything other than doctoral communists. It is like in the vampire movies. The vampire wins until the townsfolk realize that the suave count isn't what he says he is and that they are in fact up against a monster. Then the torches and pitchforks come out. Once the mask comes off and the corner has been turned it is just a matter of pulling down the count's castle and driving home the stakes.
11 posted on 08/16/2010 8:26:49 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Nachum
Members of the professional left hit back at Gibbs, dubbing the Obama White House the "amateur left."

Oh what a low blow. *snicker*

12 posted on 08/16/2010 8:27:38 AM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: Nachum

The left needs to be put down. Along with islam.


13 posted on 08/16/2010 8:29:02 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: MNJohnnie
You are right again. And I would try to supply an explanation for their assumption that they could get away with it.

Of course it includes their insufferable arrogance in which they see the world as filled with either enemies or useful idiots. Neither one deserves to be told the truth. You see, they know that the whole system is corrupt and only they can bring it to righteousness. They must break some eggs to make this omelette but the soufflé will be divine.


14 posted on 08/16/2010 8:30:20 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: paulycy
You made a tremendously important point. They control the bureaucracy.

And all of those 6-figure/huge pension public "servants" won't give up without a fight.

They will use the IRS, state DMVs, police, EPA, any number of government agencies to attack and destroy the people that pay their salaries.
15 posted on 08/16/2010 8:30:57 AM PDT by atomicweeder
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To: Blind Eye Jones
The "F*ck Tea" movement -- that's what the left has come to. They can't defend the results of Obama's policies or the validity of Krugman's arguments.

They know it's hard to sustain an anti-democratic ethos in a democracy. They realize they've degenerated into pro-am levels of whining and squabbling. So they curse their opponents.

Liberals envision themselves as such proponents of the arts. Their "F*ck Tea" project certainly illustrates that they're anything but artful. Here's another example of why the @ss is such a perfect moniker for progressives.

16 posted on 08/16/2010 8:34:47 AM PDT by downtownconservative (Even Emperor Obama has now noticed he has no clothes. His response? "Bush stole my clothes".)
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To: atomicweeder
They will use the IRS, state DMVs, police, EPA, any number of government agencies to attack and destroy the people that pay their salaries.

They are on the gravy train and will fight to keep it.

What really needs to happen is to get an administration that will pass some sort of law to limit govt workers to the national median income. Good luck on that, I know, but we gotta try.

Working for the govt is WAY too attractive to people right now. High wages - double the median income - and you don't get fired. This has to stop ASAP.

17 posted on 08/16/2010 8:35:56 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality Now: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy

This notion that the “left” or “liberals” or “progressives” are beaten is HOGWASH.

Don’t you think that they’re being systematically disarmed of their favorite weapons (e.g., use of the tools, “intolerance,” “racism,” etc.) Who cringes at the thought of those words any more? Seems like they’re losing ground. Granted, they haven’t been crushed yet, but they’re circling the drain. Eternal vigilance is necessary. We’ve had it so good for so long that some of us have become complacent. To quote Carrie Underwood’s current hit, “I wanna undo it!”


18 posted on 08/16/2010 8:35:56 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (Employing freedom of speech/expression in order to condemn freedom of speech/expression¬ógo figure..)
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To: PGalt
“Everything about socialism is sham and affectation defecation.”

There, I fixed it.
19 posted on 08/16/2010 8:37:45 AM PDT by no dems (To Every Democrat in the U.S. House and Senate: "Shame, shame. Shame on all your houses.")
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To: no dems

Yes!


20 posted on 08/16/2010 8:39:05 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (Employing freedom of speech/expression in order to condemn freedom of speech/expression¬ógo figure..)
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