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  • Dave Weinbaum: Has anyone in the Obama administration realized why they're failing?

  • Forget about the wars on: women, the insured, blacks, whites, Native Americans, Asians, other countries, taxpayers, history and logic. The left either lies about incontrovertibly-inconvenient facts or uses straw men to prejudice the populace.
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  • Forget about the wars on: women, the insured, blacks, whites, Native Americans, Asians, other countries, taxpayers, history and logic. The left either lies about incontrovertibly-inconvenient facts or uses straw men to prejudice the populace. Some lefties are captive to their own guilt. Whites must atone to blacks, Euro-Americans to Native Americans, Big Business to poor, everyone to those aliens who were formerly called illegals. Thus, Progressives feel it necessary to achieve absolution of fault(s) that plague them. They’ve concluded our country is evil and needs to change.
    It doesn’t stop there.
    Beyond fact, Progressives demand that we feel responsible also. I mean really feel. It becomes their creed. Their jobs are to proselytize you and me. The detection of the slightest disagreement can be dangerous to your health, job, family and tax returns. If we’re deemed conservative, we’re attacked until they eliminate us or we face them down. There is no compromise with Progressives. It’s their way or the highway. Here are a few examples of what sets them off:
    • Slavery-a terrible practice—but not my doing or anyone I know. Bondage is still in force throughout the globe. In fact, my ancestors were kept as slaves for four centuries, too. Ironically, it was Africans who imprisoned us. Abe Lincoln and the Republicans convinced the country that the issue of slavery was unnegotiable, leading to the Civil War and the death of 600,000 Americans. Dems were dragged by Lincoln, kicking and screaming all the way. The Civil Rights Bill wasn’t passed because of Dems, but in spite of them. If the Democratic Party had their way we might have slavery yet today.
    • Poor minorities-From Lyndon Johnson to now, the war on poverty has been an expensive failure. The problem is Progressives, once they’ve paid back their donors with taxpayer cash, endeavor to bring everyone down to the poorest level. Instead of treating the wound of poverty, they cut those who provide jobs for the poor off at the legs. The poor is only useful to them when they’re living off the taxpayer dole.
    • Unions-So useful at first-so counterproductive now. But as long as the dinosaurs who run these corrupt behemoths keep funneling cash into the Democratic coffers, they will be coddled—at the expense of the working people they are supposed to be helping.  
    • Global Warming-Back in the mid 70’s, lefties promoted the coming of a new ice age. Since that didn’t quite pan out, they went the other way. Of all the luck, that hasn’t panned out either. For the last 17 years our temps haven’t gone up. I can understand their frustration. In the UK the Global Warming crowd is demanding the doubters be jailed just for disagreeing. If logic won’t work, jail the opponent.
    • Capitalism-Despite about 240 years of success, featuring a brilliant Lincoln who refused the advice to vanquish the South. Instead he rebuilt them out of a slave-based economy to join the rest of the country. Until now, our economic success has been unparalleled.
    • The poor-Even Jesus admitted we would always have poor people. The desperately poor and disabled who can’t take care of themselves should be provided for by taxpayers. Those who are gaming the system in return for their votes should be removed from the welfare rolls, stat. The idea is to provide opportunity escape routes for everyone willing to pay the price of hard work and education. While there should never be guarantees, many with perseverance will and have become wealthy enough to realize there is an American dream. The Left’s concept is that it’s necessary to raise the poor by tearing everyone else down—except for the ruling class--has never worked in history. As Margaret Thatcher once opined, pretty soon you run out all the other people’s money.
    • Enemies, Allies and our military-As the number one world power, how we treat them sends NSA volumes of information which determines who will attack whom—including the USA. When your foe is invading countries with the threat of starting WW3, who thinks it’s a good idea waggle your tail between your legs and announce you’re cutting our military to pre-1940 levels? The Progressive theory of apologizing for America must look completely idiotic and weak to the despots and our friends alike. Equal disdain should go to people with reset buttons and hatred for those who forecast the fix we would be in with that behavior, like Palin and Romney.
    Page 2 of 2 - What it comes down to is this: While winning elections is important, administering the government is imperative.
    Liberals can’t govern their way out of a paper bag.

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