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The Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Month for the Left (Article quoted by Rush today.)
Powerline.com ^ | 3/29/2012 | Steven Hayward

Posted on 03/29/2012 11:19:18 AM PDT by servo1969

It is typical for politically-engaged people to note the weaknesses and defects of their own side, while overestimating the strength and prowess of their opponents. This is not a bad instinct, but sometimes it’s worth stepping back and trying to view the whole scene from a neutral perspective. It is possible a neutral or objective observer would conclude that the Left has just had about the worst month in longer than I can recall.

First came the Sandra Fluke controversy. What looked like a well-staged triumph for the Left because of a rare overreach by Rush Limbaugh resulted instead in a ferocious blowback against Bill Maher, Louis C.K. (cancelled from the White House correspondents’ dinner because of his vile comments about Sarah Palin), and HBO, while Rush’s ratings have spiked and advertisers came groveling back after the anti-Rush boycott was revealed to have been trumped up by Media Matters. Meanwhile, while the media elites identify with Fluke as one of their own, it is less clear that ordinary Americans think the government owes free contraception to 30-year old college students.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fluke; obamacare; powerline; rush

1 posted on 03/29/2012 11:19:29 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

ping


2 posted on 03/29/2012 11:23:38 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: servo1969

It’s actually been three bad years for the left.

One trillion spent in stimulus, and no jobs to show for it.

Signature legislative “achievement” known as ObamaCare about to get dumped as unconstitutional.

A nation more divided and angry than any time since the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Trillions in debt, and no prospect for getting out of it.

An economy still teetering on the precipice which could be sent over the edge from the breeze of a butterfly’s wings.

A population that has never more distrusted the government.

I’d say the left is as bankrupt as the country.


3 posted on 03/29/2012 11:29:35 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: servo1969

“advertisers came groveling back after the anti-Rush boycott was revealed to have been trumped up by Media Matters”

Makes you wonder how those advertisers stay in business. The most casual Freeper could tell most of the supposed outrage came from people who don’t listen to his show anyway. Or, rather, only listen to have something to complain about. Regular Rush listeners might think he went too far, but that’s the sort of thing they expect.


4 posted on 03/29/2012 12:04:17 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: AtlasStalled
One trillion spent in stimulus, and no jobs to show for it.

Wrong! A lot of that money ended up in incumbents' pockets and companies like Solyndra, so it was a massive, though quiet success.

Signature legislative “achievement” known as ObamaCare about to get dumped as unconstitutional.

Wrong! That just means they need to "double down."

A nation more divided and angry than any time since the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Wrong! Ripe for revolution, baby! The discontent of the proletariat!

Trillions in debt, and no prospect for getting out of it.

Wrong! Debt is a very effective way to keep the commoners occupied with unemployment and economic worries—and anyway, devaluing the dollar would help put America in its place.

An economy still teetering on the precipice which could be sent over the edge from the breeze of a butterfly’s wings.

Wrong! "Teetering on the precipice" is a defeatist bourgeois concept that has no place in the Democratic People's Republic of America. Any more of this individualist counter-revolutionism, and you'll be sent to a reeducation center for life.

A population that has never more distrusted the government.

Wrong, wrong, wrong! It's time for the proletariat to rise up in righteous anger and overthrow the corrupt old constitutional government. The new Democratic People's Republic of America will restore dignity to the working class, crush Republican racism forever, bring economic and social justice to all who deserve it, and finally establish the long-awaited workers' and peasants' paradise.

I’d say the left is as bankrupt as the country.

Aw, cut it out! You've got to admit Marxism worked out successfully in the Soviet Union, communist China, North Korea, Cambodia, Cuba, et cetera. What more could tyrants have wanted?

5 posted on 03/29/2012 12:31:25 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: AtlasStalled

You forgot the highest gas prices in history.


6 posted on 03/29/2012 12:33:15 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Mister Da

Bookmark


7 posted on 03/29/2012 12:56:04 PM PDT by Publius6961 (It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep. - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: unkus

Good news outside the media and pollsters telling us Obama is still winning..... regardless.


8 posted on 03/29/2012 1:06:50 PM PDT by Republic Rocker
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