Obama's Thug America

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    Obama's Thug America​



    By Ben Shapiro
    Jan 02, 2013


    Progressivism in America has always been a thuggish ideology. It rests on the notion that laws require no evidence to support their implementation, that intentions are all that matter and that those who oppose "change" of the sort progressives like are morally deficient. Progressivism requires Americans to separate off certain groups in American life as evil -- the rich ("greedy!"), gun owners ("hooligans!"), traditionally religious people ("sexists!"), Constitutional government advocates ("bigots!"). It requires that certain Americans be cast as good -- racial and ethnic minorities, low income earners and women ("victimized!"), irreligious people ("rationalists!") and big government advocates ("experts!").

    Progressivism in America is actually regressivism. Progressivism sends us back to a time when philosophical differences were seen as rebellion against God-given monarchic authority. It sends us back to a time when the law of the community invariably outweighed the rights of the individual, rather than building government on the basis of protection of individual rights.

    And most of all, progressivism prevents any possibility of real progress. The goal of the progressive agenda isn't to allow people to live more prosperously, more happily, better. Progressivism has achieved none of that. In capitalist countries, today's poor live better than yesterday's rich; tomorrow's poor will live better than today's rich. In progressive countries, the goal is to obliterate the very categories of rich and poor. In practice, today's poor aren't as poor as yesterday's poor, but they live no better than yesterday's middle class. And the next generation's poor will live the same as today's poor. Stagnancy is the theme of progressivism in material terms.


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    And, in spite of all the whining, you silly asses are still taking an ass kicking from a President that is now sitting in the sun in Hawaii while your Speaker is sweating out the reactions of the Teabaggers.
     
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    And by the way, the first real Progressive was Theodore Roosevelt, a man whose stature you will never even faintly appoach.
     
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    That's right. He went down to see the progress in the building of his seaside Dacha. You know the one that's costing $35 million plus of tax payer money.
     
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    Obama is the most admired man in the US right now
     
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    All you democrats care about is winning, you care nothing for the consequences.
     
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    There's no accounting for some people's taste.

    Hugo Chavez is reportedly quite popular in Venezuela and Hollywood, too.
     
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    That's like saying Truthmatters is the most intelligent poster on USMB.
     
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    BO came by thuggery politics 'honestly'... :rolleyes:

    .....after all Chicago is a *star* representative of progressive liberalism....Daly was the 'most admired' too.....:lol:
     

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