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  • 7 Examples Of Liberal Unfairness

    08/02/2011 5:44:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2011 | John Hawkins
    If one child complains that he didn't get as much food as his brother because his frankfurter was cut into four pieces, while his brother's hot dog was cut into five pieces, we laugh. What we often don't realize is that the definitions of "fairness" that adults use are often every bit as arbitrary as those of children. This is why politicians are so in love with the word "fairness." Using that word justifies their attempt to swoop in, ignore merit, overrule the market, and take something from one group of people to give it to another group of people...
  • The Adolescent Left

    12/17/2010 3:53:28 AM PST · by Scanian · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 17, 2010 | Keith Riler
    As tempting as it is to view the machinations of the left in masterfully calculated Dr. Evil terms, today's progressive is better-understood as a ranting teenager, burdened with both a disordered view of freedom and typical adolescent entitlement issues. It's not that today's lefty is unintelligent; in fact, many are very bright. It's that he is emotionally underdeveloped. By disordered freedom, I mean the 1960s-influenced, "don't tell me what to do/I'll do whatever the hell I want to do" kind of freedom. Pope John Paul II summarized the flaw in such a stunted and animalistic view of our potential when...
  • The American Left Slides Into Psychosis

    10/11/2010 2:35:42 AM PDT · by Scanian · 68 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 11, 2010 | J.R. Dunn
    History tells us that organizations, movements, even entire nations can go mad in much the same way an individual does, with the same expression of irrationality, frenzy, and violence. Recent evidence suggests that the American left is going through precisely such a breakdown. In his memoir Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Carl Jung, the psychiatric pioneer who was smarter than Freud, discussed a particular case history in which a patient told of a troubling dream: he was repeatedly confronted with the image of a howling feces-covered baby. Jung had no immediate explanation, and thought about little else for several days. At last...
  • Liberalism 101: Childishness

    08/01/2010 9:11:05 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 6 replies · 1+ views
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 08-02-10 | stolinsky
    The worst effect of modern liberalism is not a host of laws and regulations designed to control every aspect of life. Laws can be repealed. The worst effect is not an increasingly intrusive government. Governments can be voted out of office. The worst effect of modern liberalism is the regression of citizens from self-sufficient adults into dependent children who rely on a parentified government to take care of them, make important decisions for them, and take responsibilities off their shoulders. Real children grow up. Childish adults rarely do. And that’s a shame.
  • Magical Thinkers in Washington

    07/27/2010 2:03:55 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 27, 2010 | Deane Waldman
    Predictions of cost savings through ObamaCare, like most liberal politics, were based on magical thinking. If they want something to be true with sufficiently intensity, liberals know it must be true. Small children are natural magical thinkers. Ask any psychologist, pediatrician, or parent. Magical thinkers believe that because they want it or can conceive of it, "it" is so, or will be so. The magically thinking child ties a cape on his back and knows that with it on, he can fly. When he jumps off the roof, he will, of course, fall, not soar like Superman. The usual cure...
  • Party Of Children (Guess which one?)

    06/19/2010 11:01:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 295+ views
    Eurasia View ^ | June 19, 2010 | Daniel Greenfield
    Now that Obama managed to interrupt his golf game long enough to deliver an emotional high profile speech in the Oval Office with a stealth push for Carbon Credits, a crisis is once again on the way to being co-opted as an opportunity. Not that it's much of an opportunity for Obama who is polling worse than ever. The left is growing to resent him almost as much as the right, for not being the liberal messiah they expected him to be. The irony is that no matter how immature Obama may be, and out of touch with political realities...
  • The President Who Won't Grow Up

    04/21/2010 3:32:35 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 815+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 21, 2010 | Carol Peracchio
    Everything I need to know about Barack Obama I learned as a Cub Scout den leader. Last week I watched an American president and a Russian leader sign a START treaty. I almost checked the calendar, wondering if I'd been transported back to 1980. In news stories of the summit I found a link to an article Barack Obama had written in 1983 while at Columbia University titled "Breaking the War Mentality." Back then, Obama was firmly in the nuclear freeze camp. It's true that many of us held views as college students that seem quaint and naïve after two...
  • Scott Brown: President's Rhetoric 'Inappropriate' (Adult lecturing spoiled child)

    03/26/2010 7:48:12 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 13 replies · 686+ views
    All Barack Channel (abc) ^ | March 26 2010 | DEVIN DWYER, DAVID WRIGHT and JENNIFER WLACH
    Scott Brown: President's Rhetoric 'Inappropriate' Republicans are not backing down in the face of Democrats' landmark health care victory this week. Instead, the moment has energized some members of the party, giving them a cause to rally around.
  • The Decline of Maturity

    10/14/2009 6:17:13 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 8 replies · 640+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Wed. Oct. 14, 2009 | Barbara Kay
    Cultural observer Joseph Epstein pinpoints the transition from adulthood to adolescence as American culture's default "moral condition" in the decade following the 1951 publication of J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. In his 2004 essay, The Perpetual Adolescent, Epstein notes: "Salinger's novel exalts the purity of youth and locates the enemy... in those who committed the sin of growing older, [Holden Caulfield's] parents, his brother ... and just about everyone who has passed beyond adolescence and had the rather poor taste to remain alive." Adolescence as the new adulthood is a widespread but thankfully not a universal phenomenon....
  • BLACK POLITICAL ASPIRANTS TO JIMMY CARTER ... (and why BOzo is bad news for YOU)

    09/17/2009 6:13:53 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 9 replies · 981+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | September 17, 2009 8:26 AM | Neal Boortz
    .... Would you please sit down and shut up you old fool! Yup. Think about this one for a moment. You're a young black man or woman, you're finishing up your education and hope to have a career in politics. Along comes Barack Obama and you're just elated! The barrier has been broken and a black man is now President of the United States! Your path is clear! But wait! In the early months of Obama's presidency his inexperience starts to show. He fails on several big fronts: Health care, cap-and-trade and the union card-check bill. He tries to convince...