Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Liberalism runs out of Gas

Obama, Axelrod, Jarrett, and Rahm did Health Care reform the Chicago Way. Get the heavey hitters into a room: Phrama, AARP, AMA, HIA; make all the side deals, and then push the bill through without hearings or public review.

Springfield's ways gone to DC. Assume the Bosses and Regular Party Goodfellas will bring the voters along. Dress it up in Progressive lingo so the Lake Front Goo Goos and Hyde Parkers can sleep easy. That's the way we do it in Illinois.

So this blows up in their faces and strips Liberalism bare. Goldberg from Why 'Obama-Care' is Failing,
Lashing out at the town hall protesters, playing the race card, whining about angry white men and whispering ominously about right-wing militias is almost always a sign of liberalism's weakness -- a failure of the imagination.

The left, broadly speaking, has been attacking conservative talk radio and all it allegedly represents for the better part of 20 years now. When Bill Clinton needed a convenient villain, he attacked Rush Limbaugh. When Bush emerged victorious from the Florida recount, liberals concluded that what they really needed was their own version of Limbaugh. Last March, at the first sign of resistance from congressional Republicans, Obama immediately complained that the GOP was Limbaugh's lap dog, and both the White House and much of the press corps went into anti-Limbaugh campaign mode.

It's funny how these supposed champions of the Enlightenment can't grasp that people can disagree with them for honest reasons. Instead, we simply must be Limbaugh's automatons, which is to say racist, fascist thugs.

In addition to the slander, such complaints are monumentally, incandescently lame coming from a party that controls Washington. Indeed, according to liberals themselves, these evil-mongers are a tiny minority, a bunch of "Astro Turf" frauds. So why not ignore them and get on with the work you were elected to do?

Well, because they can't -- or won't.
The wheels fall off Obama's Liberalism and the whole of Liberalism as we've known it comes to an end. Liberals sense that, repackage themselves as Progressives, yet there still stuck with can't and won't when it comes to getting anything done. It's a failure of imaginiation, a spent Liberalism.

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