Skip to comments.There Is Just No Satisfying Liberals
Posted on 08/12/2011 4:50:27 AM PDT by Kaslin
What is 2011 if not a dramatic global outworking of the abysmal failures of liberalism? Their failures are everywhere, but liberals are no closer to abandoning their political theology than they were, say, five years ago.
Every marginally intelligent person must know that events unfolding in Britain are a likely foreshadowing of what's in store for us if we don't radically alter our ways. Unchastened and undaunted, liberals keep their collective foot on the big-government accelerator. There's no governor on the liberal golf cart.
For years, the more responsible among us have been warning about spending and unsustainable entitlements, and the left has mocked. But this past year, it's as if God has been trying, with increasingly urgent alarms, to get our attention, to no avail.
Tea partyers tried to hold the line during the debates of the continuing resolutions and debt ceiling, only to be vilified. But the national debt continues to explode as if to resoundingly validate conservatives as reasonable and their spending-addicted opponents as extremists. For liberals, too much government is never enough.
We were told that unless we lifted the debt ceiling, our credit rating would be downgraded and the markets would collapse. Most Republicans signed on to the deal under duress, which ended up neither preventing nor delaying the downgrade or the market free fall. But that was no problem for liberals, who simply changed their warnings after the fact, now saying it was the wrangling over the ceiling, not the underlying debt, that was responsible. Liberals are not to be held to account for what they said yesterday.
In a move ostensibly aimed at containing the plummeting market, Obama bounced out once again to his trusted prompter. But instead of acknowledging his culpability for the unfolding national nightmare -- for which he, at the very least, is blocking remedial action -- he wagged his skinny finger of blame, saying it is everyone's fault but his. Being a liberal means never having to say you're sorry.
Meanwhile, we got another stern jolt of reality from across the pond as one of Europe's primary poster nations for the grand socialist experiment implodes into abject violence before our eyes. We witnessed the very beneficiaries of government largesse exhibiting their gratitude as they stole from an already beaten and bloodied man and forced people to strip naked to prove they'd not withheld any assets.
It was unnecessary to speculate as to the causes of this unrest. Audiotapes of the inebriated women justifying the despicable behavior on the basis of income inequality told us all we needed to know.
But British liberals are as impervious to proof as their American counterparts. A video linked on National Review Online featured a British Labour Party liberal condemning the protesters' violence through one cheek and sympathizing with their plight on the other, thereby further excusing and enabling their behavior. Her party injected the addict with addictive substances yet castigates conservatives who call for an intervention.
There is just no satisfying liberals. No amount of money thrown at a project can ever be enough, because you can't solve problems by throwing money at them, especially when that money comes with federal demands attached and leads to diminished local control. They'll always demand more -- even when we are wholly bankrupt. Always. No exceptions.
Indeed, if there were ever a test case to see whether exceptions exist, whether there are some limits to the rapacious liberal appetite for spending, our current debt picture and economic malaise provide it. But they won't even countenance the thought of counseling, much less patient rehab.
Like their addicted wards, liberals remain in perpetual denial, continually giving themselves a pass for their disastrous policies because of their allegedly good intentions. But how noble is it to stoke the dark human passions of greed, jealousy, envy and covetousness? How commendable is it to foment resentment among the races, genders and different income groups? How virtuous is it to promote policies that rarely, if ever, live up to their promises?
Should we lavish praise on President Obama for his simulated compassion when his press secretary, Jay Carney, insists that extending unemployment benefits creates jobs, willfully ignoring both common sense and empirical evidence, which contradict the claim? Must we laud Obama for his unrelenting demands for more "stimuli" that not only don't work but also will further impoverish us and our posterity?
It must be easy to be a liberal. When your policies don't work, you just change the goal posts and say we haven't done enough -- and then demand more.
Honestly, close your eyes and try to imagine a scenario in which liberals would ever say that enough money has been spent, enough federal government power exerted. You will fail -- because there is just no satisfying liberals.
The defense department.
Dave missed the recent Contract for America from a leftist/Democratic group.
Their “solution” to our present difficulties is to rapidly implement everything they’ve always wanted to do for the last 50 years.
Liberals are so miserable their not happy until every one is as miserable as they are,see Obama&Co.
Psychotic, adolescent, revolutionary-scu&bag Progressives will never be satisfied.
Liberals refuse to acknowledge that natural law governs human behavior - they think they can ignore it, wish it away, or force it to comply to their will. But as I tell my kids - reality always wins. Always.
I hope it comes. We are armed to the teeth and just itching for it. When the thugs come to loot my business me and my AR-15 Bushmaster will be waiting for them. When the hell of anarchy descends on our community we will be ready to shower them with the gift of lead.
We are armed to the teeth and just itching for it.
Liberals are, by nature, unsatisfiable people who revel in their imagined misery.
On one hand they claim that holding off the debt ceiling till the last minute to get spending cuts was reckless and caused the downgrade, on the other hand they say that Obama reached out and offered trillions of dollars in spending cuts ina ‘big deal’ that Republican's rejection of caused the downgrade. Now they want a big ‘jobs bill’ in the form of a big tax and spend stimulus bill 2 citing polls that jobs are the #1 concern of voters.
Some Republicans looked a bit politically naive in the hopeless ‘debt ceiling negotiations’ with Obama messaging to voters. They didn't seem to understand that getting the upper hand politically has to do with correct messaging to the media/voters about the meaning of what Democrats are trying to pull off. If you want Obama to get the blame for a shutdown, you dont say on camera that you want a shutdown. You say 'Obama wants a shutdown'. If you want voters to believe that deficits are your #1 issue you must play the 'bluff and pull back and blame ' game like cynical Democrats do. They will agree to NO significant budget cuts but are allowed to claim they offered to cut trillions.
Obama and Democrats were to some degree allowed to claim that the put trillions of dollars of spending cuts (entitlements) on the table, when they would never agreed to anything like that. Republicans big mistake was not calling them on that and showing Obama to be a liar, or alternatively get Obama’s liberal base to rebel against him and possibly give him a primary challenge if he did lay out those cuts. Make Dems clearly own the failure,. Instead Boehner said he got 95% of what Republicans wanted.
That said 2012 is still a long way away and much will happen between now and then.
"...justifying the despicable behavior on the basis of income inequality..."
Nailed it. Liberals are never accountable, in their view it is never anyone's fault, no matter how lazy they are or how many bad decisions they make, it is never the poor victim's fault. That includes their own (the liberals') bad decisions.
And since when is success a bad thing liberals? Used to be we rewarded success, lauded it, strove for it ourselves. I work hard, and you want the fruits of my labor out of some sense of entitlement? BS and go .... yourself.
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