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Liberalism is as dead as a doornail.


Because today's "liberals" are yesterday's leftists. If communism was alive today, they'd be aiding and abetting it.

 

 

Why Liberals Are Panicking
The future of entitlement-state progressivism hinges on Obamacare.
By Charles Krauthammer
....By Thursday, President Obama had been forced into a rearguard holding action, asking insurers to grant a one-year extension of current plans.

The damage to the Obama presidency, however, is already done. His approval rating has fallen to 39 percent, his lowest ever. And, for the first time, a majority considers him untrustworthy. That bond is not easily repaired.

At stake, however, is more than the fate of one presidency or of the current Democratic majority in the Senate. At stake is the new, more ambitious, social-democratic brand of American liberalism introduced by Obama, of which Obamacare is both symbol and concrete embodiment....

Precisely when the GOP was returning to a more constitutionalist conservatism committed to reforming, restructuring, and reining in the welfare state (see, for example, the Paul Ryan Medicare reform passed by House Republicans with near unanimity), Obama offered a transformational liberalism designed to expand the role of government, enlarge the welfare state, and create yet new entitlements (see, for example, his call for universal preschool in his most recent State of the Union address).The centerpiece of this vision is, of course, Obamacare, the most sweeping social reform in the last half-century, affecting one-sixth of the economy and directly touching the most vital area of life of every citizen.

As the only socially transformational legislation in modern American history to be enacted on a straight party-line vote, Obamacare is wholly owned by the Democrats. Its unraveling would catastrophically undermine their underlying ideology of ever-expansive central government providing cradle-to-grave care for an ever-grateful citizenry.

For four years, this debate has been theoretical. Now it’s real. And for Democrats, it’s a disaster.....

If it does fail, the effect will be historic. Obamacare will take down with it more than Mary Landrieu and Co. It will discredit Obama’s new liberalism for years to come.
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/364008/why-liberals-are-panicking-charles-krauthammer

 


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Liberalism, leftism, Toryism, progressivism, democracy, socialism - whatever we call it, the government-dependent mentality is as old as the civil society. It doesn't die.

 

This health reform "fix" isn't really going to change our new health reform nor historical trends.

 

The masses are ignorant.

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Liberalism is as dead as a doornail.

 

Because today's "liberals" are yesterday's leftists. If communism was alive today, they'd be aiding and abetting it.

 

 

 

 

 

Some also say conservatism is dead I guess it's up to people to make up they own minds though it takes work to evaluate both side and come to conclusions some would rather let the talking heads decide their politics.

 

Me personally I don't care one way or another both ideologies are flawed beyond recognition so why bother.

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Liberalism, leftism, Toryism, progressivism, democracy, socialism - whatever we call it, the government-dependent mentality is as old as the civil society. It doesn't die.

 

It's intellectually dead, but true, it will never disappear.

 

The masses are ignorant.

 

Revealing the arrogant, totalitarian mentality by which liberals think they should run other people's lives. :glare:

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Liberalism, leftism, Toryism, progressivism, democracy, socialism - whatever we call it, the government-dependent mentality is as old as the civil society. It doesn't die.

 

This health reform "fix" isn't really going to change our new health reform nor historical trends.

 

The masses are ignorant.

Well the massive failure might actually lead to real reform one must keep an open mind.

 

Personally we should've just said the hell with insurance companies and just went single payer upfront because inevitably that's where this leads but we decided to go the slow painfull way.

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It's intellectually dead, but true, it will never disappear.

 

 

Revealing the arrogant, totalitarian mentality by which liberals think they should run other people's lives. :glare:

 

Really...arrogant and totalitarian, you are going with that?

 

Just switch out the state with business interests and you have the modern conservative mindset in a nutshell.

But you would have to add heartless. You and yours would have people die in the land with "streets paved with gold" the.

"land of opportunity" the "shining city on the hill" an example of "I got mine, fuck you".

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Really...arrogant and totalitarian, you are going with that?

 

Look at what Liberalism stands for; micro-managing the most important issues and smallest details of Americans' lives by force of federal law under penalty of fine or imprisonment.

 

Duuh.

 

Just switch out the state with business interests and you have the modern conservative mindset in a nutshell.

 

You've obviously never read conservative opinion in your entire moonbat life.

 

But you would have to add heartless. You and yours would have people die in the land with "streets paved with gold" the.

"land of opportunity" the "shining city on the hill" an example of "I got mine, fuck you".

 

How do you know what conservatives give to charity? Do you have access to their tax returns?

 

You confuse funding government with actually helping people.

 

Government only makes problems worse, as it did poverty.

 

As Obamacare is doing right in front of your moonbat eyes.

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