“What part of ‘Affordable’ don’t you understand, Pokey? The economic experts have all assured us that the legislation will save citizens lots of Libcoins. (Results may vary.)”—Johnny B. Progressive
If the government would have become more transparent to the people, and if individuals would have become more secure against federal government intrusion, I might have possibly been persuaded to vote for a Democratic candidate.
President Obama rightly pointed to the Bush administration’s increased unconstitutional intrusions and surveillance of the American people. But after he was elected, we learned that the Obama administration increased government intrusions through the NSA and the IRS, among others.
If the Arab Spring in Egypt and the overthrow of Libya would have brought about the Democratic paradises promised, maybe the Democrats could have made a case for themselves.
But no, the Egyptian revolution brought increased power to the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Libya uprising brought more power to ISIS and of course the Benghazi debacle. Isn’t this the same “Overthrow the Evil Dictator” policy that Barack Obama argued against in his protesting the Iraq War?
If there had been any meaningful cuts in spending in the federal budget, the Democrats would have at least a shred of credibility.
Remember the economic crisis of 2007-2008, where the federal government assured us that we needed to spend trillions of dollars to stimulate the economy? Okay, I accept that, but now it’s time to make some hard choices on federal spending. Nope, no cuts in spending, and by the way here is the most massive legislation in the history of our nation. Don’t think about it; just pass the bill right now so we can find out what’s in the bill.
If pressing the “Russian Reset Button” would have done more than to give Vladimir Putin a “chubby” along with 20% of America’s Uranium, then maybe…
I didn’t even yet address the cultural issues of moral relativism, nihilism, creating your own reality, learned victimization, and the deconstructing of national memorials. I will save these for my next article.