Skip to comments.The left is unpopular, undisciplined and ill-tempered
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 ...
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.
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.
“Everything about socialism is sham and affectation.” - Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850
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
These are not dangerous but endangered... political suicide comes to mind.
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.
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.
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.
Oh what a low blow. *snicker*
The left needs to be put down. Along with islam.
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.
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.
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.
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!”
Seems like theyre losing ground.
Yes, they are currently ceding ground.
Weve had it so good for so long that some of us have become complacent. To quote Carrie Underwoods current hit, I wanna undo it!
Absolutely. I agree with everything you've said but every contest of every kind has periods of advance followed by periods of retreat by both sides.
My goal is to help ROUT these idiots out of our govt as completely as possible in a very few years. I believe it's possible but requires... you said it... Constant Vigilance and steady work on all fronts.
Kristol does OUR side a potentially grave disservice with his remarks. (Which raises even more suspicions in my mind as to why this Beltway insider would do so.) The danger is that folks on our side will relax and not keep up the pressure on these idiot progressives.
The less motivated might even stay home on election day. Yes, the left MAY be collapsing: Given that the left operates on “feelings” and “emotion,” it’s what happens to them when confronted by reason and logic.
BUT NEVER FORGET THAT EVEN A DYING RATTLESNAKE CAN STILL KILL YOU!
Re: They must break some eggs to make this omelette
I love it when someone paraphrases, “Bhowani Junction.”
We have to spray, put out bait, go next door and spray and keep doing that every little bit.Even--ugh! squash all those you can step on.
“I fear we have done nothing but awaken a sleeping giant, and fill him with a terrible resolve.”
Like the rabid animals that they are.
I’m thinking of a nest of fire ants behind a tent with half a sandwich in it. Everything’s fine ‘till 3:30 in the morning when your sleeping bag is filled with them. The federal government is like a huge network of anthills, all connected to each other, completely infiltrating the landscape. Congress is just one of them. And obama... he’s merely a happy camper. Eradicating that many ants is a lot more work than Kristol is willing to let on. Overconfidence is dangerous.
This is an incredible video. I’ve just sent the link out to everyone on my list.
This is supposed to be happy, pro-Palestinian propaganda! That says it all.
Also, I think it needs to be pointed out that we American taxpayers are continually funding these Palestinian leaders, directly and through the UN. Where did they get all that money to buy those little girls?
Obama recently sent them a big present, as I recall.
Some folks in broadcasting are all too willing to give libs and dems the benefit of the doubt when they should not give them the benefit of anything.
Broadcasters like Bill O’Reilly who try to bend over backwards to be fair actually does a disservice when these people are so obviously communists and he does not call them out on it.
Swearing is the latest trend in the arts — shock value and vulgarity are fashionable to the Democrats — basically, the personality of an unflushed toilet.
Sorry, I was posting to another thread, but somehow it got switched in the process.
Everything - and I mean everything except the islamic angle - I learned about FROM MARXISTS in the late 80s and early 90s. This includes:
Death of Religion in the US.
Non-leftists are racists.
Existence of Groups like ACORN.
For this reason I tell people to watch Glenn Beck because I KNOW that what he is saying is the truth and I KNOW how hard it is to convince good, decent people that the marxists truly want to destroy America. Glenn gets it according to my personal experience in Los Angeles (where 0bama got his start in college according to his books.)
They’d kill us if they could but they have adopted this method for now because of the Genius of our Constitution.
We need to fight them politically keeping this fact - that they’d kill us if they could - in mind.
See my tagline.
That should be enough to keep us all awake at night.
Eeeeewww. Very well said.
This is so very true.
There is a huge difference between "Fair and Balanced" and "objective analysis." BOR is too fair and balanced for his own good. He loses credibility when he is so obviously out of sync with what is objectively visible in terms of 0bama's behavior, etc.
BOR tries too hard to have it both ways so he can keep the ratings "fair and balanced" in his favor. He's good at it but it doesn't always help the Republic. Far from it.
Nathan bedford forrest
You nailed it! (Obviously you've been studying your ideologies and history.) The fascist era started in 1915 in Italy (and did not become a dictatorship until 20's).The collectivist ideology was embraced by FDR, and American fascism continues, stronger than ever, under the leadership of Barrack Obama. All that is missing for a dictatorship is, "a paramilitary force which would rival the national army." BTW - thats not a quote from the video of Barrack Obama, it is quote from Bosworth;'s "Mussolini's Italy", describing the fascist announcement (Jan 1923) of the intention to found a volunteer militia force for national security.[maybe Obama studied the document and simply recalled the words]
The economic failure of fascism has been obscured/hidden by going into debt. Now that the debt limit has been reached, it is about time to eliminate the fascist ideology from American life.
Don’t bet on it.
The Left is well financed, through George Soros and co., and through kickbacks from organizations that received the billions (trillions?) of dollars distributed in the “bailouts,” aka the Sack of the United States.
The Left still has the mainstream media beating its drum for them 24/7, and doing its best to suppress all conflicting news and opinions.
The Left is perfectly willing to pursue voter fraud, if its constituencies’ enthusiasm comes up short. This includes an attempt to buy the Secretary of State offices of the several states, to ensure a compliant oversight authority.
It ain’t over until the votes are counted and the lawsuits settled. Keep hammering them until the bell sounds...
“nasty, brutish & short”
Oh you have know my ex-wife's lawyers too! (just kidding)
That, too! Thanks. This thread needs another great posters BUMP!
NEVER get in a fight with someone who buys ink by the BARREL! The Media will cover EVERYTHING up that the Dems do badly.
I wonder what the best equivalent would be for the left.
Get the Queen and they all perish.
You can tell because they seem unable to get through a web posting on any subject without resorting to profanities.
Adm. Yamamoto knew the United States very well.
He was also killed flying between two ships because we had broken the German code that the Japanese were STILL using! We were sure that the one bad thing about the total defeat of Nazi Germany was that, by then, the Japanese would have HAD to have figured out that we now OWNED their code!
But the Japanese still used the German code throughout the war. Not very smart!
Its political support has collapsed.
Yes it has. And it is a cycle that has repeated itself every time since 1921. The socialists get power, make huge progress and alienate the electorate. (We are here now) The electorate throws them out and puts Pubs in. The socialists go on R&R to recharge their batteries and put a new edge on their attacks. The Pubs meanwhile do nothing of substance to reverse the damage done by the socialists except maybe a slight symbolic gesture and eventually they get seduced by the Beltway and alienate the electorate and the socialists return. Lather, rinse, repeat. In essence the Pubs are morons who show up with Wiffle ball bats for a crew served weapons fight.
Unfortunately, so is the "right." symbolized by Republican party.