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In my experience of reading liberal commenters on both right-leaning and left-leaning blogs, liberals will justify any action they want to take (or have taken) by claiming:
1) Republicans did it once before
2) Republicans thought about it once
3) Republicans might do it someday
4) Under some incredibly unlikely circumstances, someone who claimed to be a Republican might possibly do it
5) Someone did it who has no connection to Republicans or conservatives in any way, shape, or form but can be blamed as a “right-winger” by the compliant news media
6) The end can be ambiguously described as something conservatives ostensibly would want, or at least could be shamed into not opposing, i.e., “Jesus would want you to support single-payer health coverage!”
That’s kind of a leading question, because I’m sure if you ask Democrats, they will tell you they support their positions extremely well. They still claim to be the “reality-based” constituency, for some reason.
Of course, part of the problem is we come in with different assumptions. But as both sides like to say, you are entitled to your own opinions, but you are not entitled to your own facts.
Unfortunately, Democrats refuse to recognize simple, clear, obvious facts.
The health care problem, as much as it is a problem at all, is a bureaucratic problem. Democrats want more bureaucracy. The government is inefficient, but Democrats have never met a problem they didn’t want to use an excuse to increase the size, scope, and power of government.
Or another perfect example. We had a recession in 2001. Blame Bush for it, I don’t care (because you will anyway, and the source is immaterial). The point is, President Bush used his political capital to pass tax cuts. Democrats said it would only make the problem worse. They were wrong. We had the hottest economy in 2 decades, the only better economy in the last 4 decades being after President Reagan’s tax cuts. Compare that to this recession. Again, blame President Bush (you’d be dead wrong, but that’s another problem of Democrats: inability to understand that not everything in the world is President Bush’s or Republicans’ fault*), I don’t care, but President Obama said we needed to increase spending and taxes and give lots of government money** away or things might get really bad. Well, he got what he wanted, and now things are really, really, really bad. He’s taken responsibility for the economy at least 4 times by my count; coincidentally, each time the economic prospects seemed to brighten. But when each proved to be a false dawn and the economy got still worse, President Obama was right back to blaming President Bush. That’s about as much proof in the world that Republican not only are Republican tax cuts the right response to recessions and the Democrats’ spending increases the wrong response to economic downturns, but it also proves pretty much beyond the shadow of a doubt that Democrats simply don’t understand the economy. I mean, that should already be obvious by the fact that they support varying degrees of socialism, but this is proof positive!
So there are two reasons Democrats can’t really support their views and methods:
1) since they have no proof for their platforms and proposals, all they can do is try to undermine anyone who takes an opposite position. If you can get the other person to shut up, they don’t ever have to defend their own views. Any time you corner and challenge a Democrat to provide proof of his views, that Democrat will respond that it is your burden to prove his views are wrong. And they won’t accept any proof. This leads into the second reason:
2) Modern liberalism/progressivism/Democratic Party platform/leftist viewpoint has inseparably grown hand-in-hand with Political Correctness. Political Correctness carries a core presumption that all the answers are already known, that progressive views are correct, and all that remains is to end all opposition to what is already the correct view. Since liberals/progressives assume the truth is already known, and they are the sole possessors of that truth, then anyone who opposes them must be completely (perhaps willfully) ignorant, or else deliberately opposing the PC view out of selfish, ulterior, and perhaps evil motives.
Doesn’t that explain pretty much everything that has happened over the last 10 years, at least? Doesn’t that absolutely explain the hatred and vilification of Bush and Cheney, the near-worship of President Obama, the Democratic Party leadership’s accusation that the true grassroots movement opposing Obama Care (and other massive deficit spending) can only be Nazi-ist astroturfing? Is it any wonder that instead of answering questions candidly and honestly, they duck out and/or bus in Union and ACORN paid protesters with pre-printed signs?
To tell the truth, this is a useless post. Conservatives already know this, and liberals will fail to recognize any of the truth in it.
*the current economic crisis was clearly triggered by statements and actions by Democrats in control of Congress indicating they would end tax cuts and forcing financial institutions to abandon sound practices to fulfill a progressive agenda
**there is no such thing as government money, nor “free” benefits from the government. This is one of the most evil, dishonest tactics of the Democratic Party. I cannot understand how any moral person can continue to support a party that embraces this basic deception so universally
How do I know this?
Simple: we classify information to protect one of two things: Sources and methods.
By releasing the memos, President Obama already decided to let everyone know both source (the terrorists, like KSM) and the methods (waterboarding).
There’s nothing left to protect.
So why doesn’t he release the facts on what valuable information was gained from the waterboarding? Why doesn’t he release the facts on what plots were actually foiled due to information gained from the waterborading?
Why, if not for political benefit for himself and Democrats?