The estimable Jeffrey Lord at American Spectator [yesterday] posted Obamacare and the Death of Liberalism
Please RTWT. Lord brings us up-to-date in light of R. Emmett Tyrrell’s observation that good old American (“Tax and Spend”) Liberalism is overdue for a decent burial.
There is an important point missing, however, from Tyrrell’s (and Lord’s) argument about Liberals and Liberalism: There are two virulent strains, The True Believers whom we all know (and love!- Ed) and the Elite (whom we all know – Ed.) and they are seldom the same. Their difference is profound: The former want to “do good in the world” and to “make a difference.” The latter seek Power.
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It is the cozy, naive world of the true-believing Liberal that is crashing down. From Lord:
Think of that.
The Great Leader of the Chinese Communist Party [Mao] saying 42 years ago that “a central government could not do everything.” And that was 20 years before the Soviet Union, its centralized administrative planning and command economy imploding, finally did one last stagger and crashed onto the ash heap of history — as Ronald Reagan predicted was inevitable.
Just as Tyrrell predicted, Obama and company, believing the opposite and in denial over the reality of the Soviet lesson, made Obamacare the very face of “Friendly Fascism” and “Stealth Fascism.” Today the entire Great Leap Forward in American health care as envisioned by the liberal “yokels back at academe, drunk on their higher knowledge of ‘how-to’ studies” is a disaster collapsing in on itself faster than a Florida sinkhole.
Fine as it goes, but there is a serious consequence to Liberalism’s bifurcation; the power branch seeks a very different end. Cloward and Piven were quite open about it: bloat soveriegn debt and entitlements in order to collapse “the system.” Collapse the Constitution; collapse America. Some call it “fundamental transformation.”
May we point out a better definition? High treason.
Conservatism and Libertarianism have never in the modern era seen such rates of popular growth. Will the fascist elite prevail? Providence seems to have other plans for America; perhaps even re-adoption of the Constitution.
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Noel Sheppard reports that troll-tooner extraordinaire Ted Rall goes where few Lefties dare go, calling out the Won and his caddies, all of ‘em.
We’re not sold on Rall’s line that “Truth Behind ACA Mess Is Obama and His Gang of Golfing Buddies Are Idiots.” With this administration, and especially with this former President Elect, one finds that bugs, glitches, failures, lies, blunders and even apparent treason are the M.O., indeed, the whole point.
What Rall fails to understand is that in the eyes of the Uber-Left, a “private sector” web company failed. The “private sector” healthcare insurers are failing. The “private sector” hospitals aren’t cooperating. Geez, everywhere you look, these “for profit” entities are conspiring sabotage to make Oh! Boy! Kare fail epically.
Solution? Single Payer, Single Provider. If ACA were to actually serve it’s stated purpose, there would be no need for the ultimate end.
No; Rall is the one in the dark. (Some things never change.)
The Left’s Conundrum: The System Isn’t Working (er, BUT… Going Ad-Hominem On The Won Isn’t An Option)
Life sucks and then you’re The! Won! (We’ve Been Waiting For.) Jeff Tucker, via ZeroHedge.
If there’s something strange/
in your neighborhood/
Who you gonna blame?/
Oh Bah-, er, wait a minute. (scratches head, rubs chin) Uh, let me get back to you.
Rush Limbaugh once cried “I hope he fails!“ Rush, buddy, you got your wish, with interest. We are seeing a true Epic Fail, a clusterf@ck on a scale that hasn’t been seen since China’s Great Leap Forward. By simple dollar measure alone, this “administration” is a failure on a scale beyond all other in human history.
Thus the Left’s conundrum: Can’t blame the System, can’t blame the Ideology, and can’t blame (Oh Boy!) the Won.
Alas, there is no schadenfreude to savor; this is only the landing gear splitting the treetops. We haven’t hit the ground yet.
How to put this? Hmmm… “People turning off by excessive and improper use of gerunds and poor sentence structuring, while Fox and The Blaze editors treating their customers like complete! fucking! idiots!”
[Whoa! Editor gerunding and using foul language! Customers being embarrassed!- Ed.] Yes, damn it. That’s just their radio and streaming content. Their web pages are even worse.
The Blaze’ Joel Cheatwood is a particularly obnoxious factor. He commits this sin* daily!
*Teaser headlines sounding like cheap ad gimmickry offending educated adults! (cough)
You get the point.
If Cheatwood’s style isn’t enough to offend adults, the Blaze means to achieve that goal with it’s bizarre selection of wacky (say it – KITSCH! – Ed.) ah, kitsch, “entertainment” news items that would make the old National Enquirer seem a serious broadsheet. Fox isn’t much of an improvement there either.
Earnestly… NPR’s news and comment is no better with respect to content, but at least they make an attempt to speak in proper English sentences. NPR also offers decent classical music to swoon you into their
propaganda news at the top and bottom of the sets.
Notes to Glenn Beck: For starters, terminate Joel’s contract and sue the [expletive deleted.] There were some great people over at the New York Sun in its day. Contact Seth Lispsky and Ira Stoll – perhaps they can send you some editorial staff recommendations.
“So you want me to” sign up for The Blaze TV, “huh?” Fine idea, Glenn. Hire some adults and treat your customers like, and as, adults… and I’ll think about it.
Here, via InstaMan: MICHAEL WALSH: Most Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. “The GOP is not, in any meaningful sense, a conservative, first-principles, Constitutionalist Party — and unless it’s subsumed by the Tea Party, it never will be. Rather, it’s content to be the lesser half of the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party as long as it can collect some of the pork scraps from underneath the table of the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Government. No wonder they keep losing — they like it.”
Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party: Dyslexia Politica. Two flavors of Left.