9-15-14 – Liberals Fail

Posted by John McClaughry

Jim Geraghty writes a popular daily blog for the conservative magazine National Review. In a recent offering, he asked this useful question:

“Considering what liberals claim to care about, they have every reason to focus their fury upon militant Islam . . . but they don’t.

“ Liberals claim to care about underprivileged children and the importance of education, so they have every reason to lash out at status-quo-defending teachers’ unions and demand public-school choice for every parent everywhere in the country . . . but most of them don’t.

“Liberals claim to care about low-income Americans, so they have every reason to oppose allowing more unskilled or low-skilled workers to enter the country illegally . . . but they don’t.

“Liberals claim they want to help the little guy, so they have every reason to want toreduce the amount of red tape and paperwork that a new small business faces . . . but they don’t.

“But by and large,” says Geraghty, “ the Republicans are worried about the right problems — the big problems: crazy people who want to kill us, a skyrocketing debt, a growing culture of dependency, an avalanche of red tape strangling the entrepreneurial lifeblood of the economy, and an unsecure border.”  .

I could add other examples: Liberals waging war against genetically modified organisms, which have improved the health and lives of millions of poor people here and abroad. Then, there’s liberals against carbon-free nuclear power, while they are at the same time denouncing carbon dioxide emissions that they believe cause catastrophic “climate change.”

I confess – I can’t figure out the liberal mind at work.

- John McClaughry is vice president of the Ethan Allen Institute

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Dave September 15, 2014 at 10:41 pm

“I confess – I can’t figure out the liberal mind at work.”

Read this for an explanation of how the liberal mind works.

http://www.libertymind.com/excerpt-madness_267.html

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David Bresett September 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm

A libertarian cultist, trying to think like a liberal is nothing but pathetic. Keep your hate in your own backyard.

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Veritas48 September 20, 2014 at 1:42 pm

David Bresett, that is your argument? “Hate ” , honestly, liberal and progressives are incapable of rational thought, even worse, incapable to acknowledge the current and historical massive failure.

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Jim Bulmer September 20, 2014 at 12:57 pm

And all our renound Bernie’s only claim to fame is “I’m for the little guy.” Whatever that means.

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Ralph M McGregor September 20, 2014 at 2:06 pm

In Jan 1972, I went to Montpelier to a public service board hearing. There were representatives from all the Utilities in the State at the hearing. There was also a rather disheveled man (Bernie) there with a whole busload of welfare recipients (who paid for the bus I don’t know). This unkempt man with no tie and uncombed hair was pushing for basically free utilities for all. He looked like a bum. He still is a bum but now he wears a tie and does comb his hair. He is a United States Senator, thinking of running for President. We have a community organizer now as President – how is that working out for you ?? Is our great country gone or can we save it?

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Mark Donka September 21, 2014 at 2:51 pm

RalphMcMregor- We can save it we just need to educate people and Get Them Out to VOTE. Our primary turnout was pathetic. If you want change do some thing support your candidates, donate,volunteer get out and become active.
I am running for US Congress because I want to save our Country. It can be done if we all work together. Mark Donka for Congress..

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