Liberals may regret their new rules


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Link here. Two quotes:

Which brings us to America in 2015. It’s becoming a nation where an elite that is certain of its power and its moral rightness is waging a cultural war on a despised minority. Except it’s not actually a minority – it only seems that way because it is marginalized by the coastal elitist liberals who run the mainstream media.

Today in America, we have a liberal president refuses to recognize the majority sent to Congress as a reaction to his progressive failures, and who uses extra-Constitutional means like executive orders to stifle the voice of his opponents. We have a liberal establishment on a secular jihad against people who dare place their conscience ahead of progressive dogma. And we have two different sets of laws, one for the little people and one for liberals like Lois Lerner, Al Sharpton and Hillary Clinton, who can blatantly commit federal crimes and walk away scot free and smirking.

Today in America, a despised minority that is really no minority is the target of an establishment that considers this minority unworthy of respect, unworthy of rights, and unworthy of having a say in the direction of this country. It’s an establishment that has one law for itself, and another for its enemies. It’s an establishment that inflicts an ever-increasing series of petty humiliations on its opponents and considers this all hilarious.

That’s a recipe for disaster. You cannot expect to change the status quo for yourself and then expect those you victimize not to play by the new rules you have created. You cannot expect to be able to discard the rule of law in favor of the rule of force and have those you target not respond in kind.

And this:

When you block all normal means of dissent, whether by ignoring the political will of your opponents or using the media to mock and abuse them, you build up the pressure. In 30+ years as an active conservative, I’ve never heard people so angry, so frustrated, so fed up. These emotions are supposed to be dissipated by normal political processes. But liberals are bottling them up. And they will blow. It’s only a matter of how.

Liberals need to understand the reality that rarely penetrates their bubble. Non-liberal Americans (it’s more than just conservatives who are under the liberal establishment’s heel) are the majority of this country. They hold power in many states and regions in unprecedented majorities. And these attacks focus on what they hold dearest – their religion, their families and their freedom.

What is the end game, liberals? Do you expect these people you despise to just take it? Do you think they’ll just shrug their shoulders and say, “Well, I guess we better comply?” Do you even know any real Americans? Do you think you’ll somehow be able to force them into obedience – for what is government power but force – after someone finally says “Enough?

Read it all. I can’t quote it all, but every word carries a wisdom that the left — as well as the status quo Republican establishment — better heed before it is too late.

As I’ve said before, the rage is building.

I am also reminded of this scene, below the fold, from the 1966 masterpiece A Man for All Seasons:

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  • Cotour

    ” that the left — as well as the status quo Republican establishment — better heed before it is too late.”

    “Before its too late”, another funny one. They are both unable to do what we all know must be done, they are both too invested in their own agendas which they believe will ensure the retention of THEIR power.

    Ultimately the people must do what must be done, that’s if the examples of Fascism that are so well pointed out here has not grown too strong. Understanding history we all know the trajectory of the Democracy, the only unknown element in all of the demonstrations of the rule over the years is the American Constitution and whether its existence makes a difference to the rule.

    We will see, I am both optimistic and pessimistic, if that makes any sense.

  • wodun

    I don’t really buy into revenge but it would be rather delightful to watch Democrat’s reaction to a Republican President stripping Democrat activist groups of their tax exempt status and access to government funds. It would also bring some pleasure to watch the IRS audit every Democrat in the media and all of their donors.

    But just because I didn’t like it when Democrats tried to do this to Republicans, I don’t think we should return the favor. We do need to hold people accountable, if that can’t be done through the legal system, it should be enshrined in our collective memories so that future Americans know what took place.

    The other thing to do is prevent this from happening again but laws are only obeyed by the lawful. We rely on our elected officials to act in good faith and no amount of regulation can instill ethics which are generally above and beyond what is deemed legal.

  • Kelly Starks

    Theres a old quote I’m trying to remember about, A nation that doesn’t care for the rights and needs of the minorities is unjust, one that doesn’t care for the rights and needs of the majority is doomed?

    Liberals love the benevolent dictator line, or Obamas phrase of “returning more power to the wisemen of Washington”, since they think the ’80’s of the population that disagrees with them are fools who should be ignored anyway. So ramming down their throat what’s “right and in their best interest” is best for society.

    They don’t like the fact that trying to hold back the tide, in the long run doesn’t work for most sandcastle builders.

  • PeterF

    They think they can get away with it because they have, mostly because of the spineless squishes Boehner and McConnell.

    An indicator that large numbers of Americans feel they have NO method to advance their grievances is the increase in the number of people jumping the fence at the Executive Mansion and the Capitol building.

    The longer the present situation continues, frustrations will build and the Secret Service will be hard pressed to deflect radicalized citizens willing to put their lives on the line in order to be heard.

  • Kelly Starks

    Obama and his supporters are currently keeping the anger focused mostly on dems through the next election cycle. Past that Republicans will need to get a lot of results out.

    Fortunatly, if your not working hard against all normal economic trends and violating all normal gov rules, the country should be soaring economically and the[public rather pleased with the results.

    On the plus side, Obama may have discredited liberalism for a generation.

  • Cotour

    “Obama may have discredited liberalism for a generation.”

    I don’t fully agree with you here, there are plenty of people who believe that Obamas “moral literalism” and purposeful lying is much more preferable to proposed more traditional Democrat / Liberal Democrat same old BS philosophies, and they certainly believe that he is preferable to any form of Republican and along with that any thoughts of any kind of Conservative.

    Where does hope spring eternal? In the developing media hit attempts at revealing the American presidential royalty and their dynastic view of their proper place in American power politics, the Clintons and the Bush’s.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-04-23/clinton-cash-author-is-targeting-jeb-bush-next

    The question will remain, who will prevail if and when the big money last gen politicians are purged from the field, the next gen Constitutional Tea Party Conservatives or the Marxist / Socialist “progressives”?

    Whom ever prevails they will have an economic golden opportunity open to them after the depressive effects that Obama and his “fundamental change” has had on the American economy.

  • Kelly Starks

    >> “Obama may have discredited liberalism for a generation.”

    > I don’t fully agree with you here, there are plenty of people who
    > believe that Obamas “moral literalism” and purposeful lying is
    > much more preferable to proposed more traditional
    > Democrat / Liberal Democrat same old BS philosophies, …

    Remember that since Obama did force a extremely left wing version of progressivism, resulting in virtually all moderate to semi moderate dems losing reelection in any competitive – and many high uncompetitive districts and states (a Tea Party guy won a house seat in Wisconsin??!!), the dem national party is virtually nothing but committed liberal extremists. In a country with a political spectrum of voters averaging out as center right (hint Fox news was crafted to average out at the center right point liberals go insane over, to attract a big audience, which they have done staggeringly well. Self identified conservatives outnumber self identified progressive/liberal 2 to 1.), hes pushed the surviving democratic party, and painted democrats and liberals as, his form of destructive, infuriatingly arrogant, brand of liberal/progressive. It will take a long time for voters to forget that image, or the national democratic party to moderate, reform, and be able to resell progressivism — if that resulting party still does.

    Psat that, the economic and political rebound possible from just stoping a lot of these policies will further tarnish the liberal brand the way Obamacare and a lot of his actions did. Pollitical face plants like this can take a long time to wear off.

    >…. The question will remain, who will prevail if and when the big
    > money last gen politicians are purged from the field, the next gen
    > Constitutional Tea Party Conservatives or the Marxist /
    > Socialist “progressives”?

    Obama again pretty well killed #2. The tea part has been unraveling for a while. It was a common ground party for conservatives and libertarians to focus on small limited gov. But the libertarians have a strong isolationist bent which is pulling them away from the tea party conservatives. Though really groups like the tea party tend to be of short duration historically.

    > Whom ever prevails they will have an economic golden opportunity
    > open to them after the depressive effects that Obama and
    > his “fundamental change” has had on the American economy.

    Agree here completely, and its a big part of my point. With so much broad based damage done, even a half way neutral response will generate huge gains and make the folks in power then look like saviors. By extension the ousted viewpoint is “proven” to be the spawn of Satan. Que pitchforks and torches!!
    ;)

  • Cotour

    Like I have said before, I am both optimistic and pessimistic, in almost even measures. I can certainly agree with your observations but these two things become central issues for me, 1. The Liberals successful ability to offer the masses other peoples money in trade for votes and 2. The Republicans inability to competently communicate a philosophy without creating polarizing fear.

    These are the two unknowns in my mind and if I were forced to simply choose a winner in this current American political game between bribery or fear I would have to choose bribery to prevail.

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