What Liberals Fear More Than Obama Losing

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    By Geoffrey P. Hunt
    08/30/2011
    American Thinker


    The left are now wringing their hands fearing their agenda is overripe, blaming everyone else for their own spoiled pickling. While Obama's sinking prospects for re-election are disquieting, the real source of liberals' despair is their sudden, unexpected realization that the progressive agenda is dead in its tracks and will likely be in full retreat after 2012.

    . . . The end of the Progressive Era, eclipsing Obama, has come from two places -- one fiscal and pragmatic, the other ideological and visceral. First, the debt crisis and persistent economic woes have made it clear that the progressive agenda is unaffordable and unsustainable. The money pumps in the forms of more borrowing and taxes cannot possibly keep up with the tons of green water spending coming aboard.

    Second, beyond the limited government ideology now gaining real traction, Americans without an ideology are finding that central planning madness from Washington is making their lives worse, not better.

    . . . The liberal vision of the ideal state is fat, sloppy and lazy. Why exert yourself if someone else will buy you food stamps and school lunches? Why bother learning to read, write, do simple algebra, or acquire any employable skills when you'll get free health care and subsidized housing? Why eat right and keep fit when obesity and diabetes is a protected disability?

    Americans are finally fed up with the Democrats' value system: no personal accountability; moral equivalence; belief that success is derived from exploiting everybody else; everybody else is a hapless victim; we are all racists and xenophobes, consigned to endless acts of contrition where reparations and open borders would be the only relief.


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    You preach it brother and I will turn the pages!
     
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    You realize Progressives are undefeated for nearly 100 years, right?

    We have rolled back NONE of their agenda, not once, not ever. Reagan got a tax cut and defeated their home team, in response they took over the Democrat Party. We had a "Compassionate" " Conservative" president (he was neither) and a Republican Congress and we got Mo' n' Better Progressivism in the form of Prescription Drugs and Sabotage of our Educational System and the Patriot Act to boot.

    We are getting our asses kicked daily and have been since 1913.

    WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Agree. But the author is hopeful, and so am I, that we might have finally turned the tide.
     
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    I think that a lot of congressmen fear losing their jobs. They have made themselves rich at our expense and now we have caught on.

    Go green in 2012 recycle the dems and Obama.
     
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    watch out libbs !!! there's a tea party coming to your neighborhood!!:cool:
     
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    What Liberals Fear More Than Obama Losing...

    is losing all the rich people they want to tax into oblivion to pay for their social agenda.
     
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    I thought the "end of the Progressive Era" was when Reagan was elected.

    Articles like this remind me of the "Conservatism is dead" meme we had in 2008 and 2009.

    FTR, I'd lay down $20,000 that gay marriage is the law of the land in 20 years.
     
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    The U.S. is a declining nation and I see nothing to show me that the trend is reversing.
     
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    Sorry bud. You can't turn back progress.
     
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