Sep 07 2009
Americans don’t support progressive or socialistic or liberal policies. End of fact. As long as this eludes the left they will continue to sink in the polls and doom the Democrats to political suicide in 2010.
Americans know there are endless ways to protect the environment, provide health care, educate the children, care for the needy, support the elderly and provide everyone a shot at their dreams without destroying our free markets, removing personal success from society, attempting to de-modernize our society to use less energy and push everyone into government rationed health care.
In short, we know there are plenty of solutions without socialistic or fascistic solutions – where the superior elites control the lives of the rest of us rubes.
Van Jones is a perfect example of reality slapping the liberal/progressive left up side their ignorant heads. The left wing response to the fact this nation tolerates their diversity, but would not follow them to a grocery store (no clue what ditzy faux food products they may pick – probably something made of algae) indicates how delusional these people are. They claimed they would work with others to solve this nation’s problems and were elected to an opportunity.
They lied. Since coming to power they have been trying to cram their bizarre and failed world views down our collective throats. They should have realized the danger after a period when the ‘true conservatives’ overstepped their cone of support and were ousted. As I noted yesterday, instead of listening to the people of American, they intend to force us to do what they want, come hell or high water. Well, Hell is here – with the high water.
In their minds, the left cannot really be as out of touch with this nation as the entire month of August signaled. Instead of reading the warning signs (loud, blaring and intense as they were) these people doubled down and kept pushing rejected left wing notions. They tipped their hand, the facade of a partnership was ripped away.
The problem, in their minds of course, is America is obviously Â a nation of racists who are blocking their liberal/progressive dreams:
This was a lynch mob and, when it started forming a month ago, we didn’t take it seriously enough.
What we underestimated was the power of the fact that both Jones and the Barack Obama are black. Yes, the hysteria was about politics — I don’t think Fox News really cares about Jones’s ethnicity — but it was enabled by race.
A convenient self delusion. How could it be their superior liberal ideals?!
Let me point out the obvious to the little Einsteins on the far left trying to avoid the truth of reality in America. If America was afraid of the uppity black man (a) he wouldn’t have been elected in an incredible wave of support and (b) would not have taken office with incredibly high approval ratings (nearly 70%). President Obama would never been given the honor and opportunity he was openly and happily given. He and the DC Libs squandered that opportunity. That has nothing to do with race and everything to do with his blaring lack of experience in DC.
This ain’t about race folks. It’s about the fact the far left is basically tolerated in this country, not admired. The far left is not respected. Â Period. You can blameÂ Fox News and Glenn Beck all day long, but you miss the essence of the fact:
In his statement, Jones was defiant. “On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me,â€ he said. â€œThey are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.â€
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs cast the move the same way.
â€œWhat Van Jones decided was that the agenda of this president was bigger than any one individual,â€ Gibbs said, agreeing with the showâ€™s host, George Stephanopoulos that Obama â€œdoesnâ€™t endorseâ€ Jonesâ€™s remarks on race and politics, his apparent flirtation with the â€œ9/11 Truthâ€ movement, and his advocacy for the convicted murderer Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Jones was ‘attacked’ with his own liberal views and statements. If it was a ‘lynch mob’, the noose was created by video and audio recordings of his words and views. Here’s the kicker folks: Jones’ words would not have resulted in his utter failure if they were not political poison. If Jones’ was simply tolerable to the nation, he would still be in his job. Jones and his type (now sprinkled throughout the administration, like ticking PR time bombs) are not acceptable to the voters, and that is why he is gone. This is the slap of reality hitting the far left right now.
There are plenty of people who support supposed lefty concepts who don’t see this kind of rejection (though, as I noted you can be for a clean environment and not require the removal of all oil-based products from the planet). For example, health care reform is supported in the electorate (reduce barriers, reduce cost, increase options), but a government rationed system is not. It is quite obvious that you can only pretend to use a good cause so far to destroy America’s core infrastructure and ideals. Americans are not stupid, they are tolerant. This truly American characteristic is demeaned by the fringes left and right as ‘mushy’ and ‘squishy’ – a.k.a. moderate. But it is quintessential Americana – we accept huge diversity of personal views and ideals.
We believe in the right of people to follow their own paths. We DO NOT believe in the right of zealots to dictate the paths of everyone else so they can live out their white knight fantasies. Van Jones and a lot of people on the left feel this is their moment to play white knight – and they are getting soundly (and rightly) rejected for their arrogance. Just like the far right was rejected when it stopped trying to find common cause and went into its white knight madness.
America doesn’t have a European or Asian history of relying on the Kingdoms and Royalty (the government) to take care of them. We are individuals – very rugged and independent ones. We have always been individuals. We don’t mind projects for the common good as long as they don’t squelch our ability to chase our individual dreams, make our own decisions, take care of ourselves. Government is a tolerated nuisance, not the answer to problems (outside national defense).
Liberals, progressives and socialists all misunderstood the opportunity the American people gave them in 2008. The extreme tolerance Americans have for diversity (individual quirks) allowed them a chance to show they could work with others on common ground. They instead tried to demand, like petulant children, everyone else listen to them and be quiet. And as long as they react like petulant children who need to be told they cannot have all they want and they cannot insult others, they will deepen the rejection of America.
Finally, once America realizes these petulant children on the left cannot work well with others, they will be relegated back to the sidelines of the minority. Where they will always be tolerated, but never respected.