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nightflight
12-12-2010, 03:05 PM
Roll Call reported last week that liberal activists angry about Obama's compromise on tax cuts "crashed two phone lines at the White House" and are planning to do the same to the Senate. Why have they never overloaded the White House switchboard with calls protesting the continued use of the presidential signing statements for which Bush was so sharply criticized? Or warrantless wiretapping? Or the fact that Guantanamo still hasn't been shut down?

http://www.jeffjacoby.com/8452/why-do-the-liberals-rage

Apache
12-12-2010, 03:21 PM
Why do the liberals rage?



Simple. They're impotent litle pricks chasing the illusion of "control"....

Madisonian
12-12-2010, 04:38 PM
Because they always have to have some injustice, real or perceived, to complain or do something about.
I sometimes wonder if a liberal or progressive is ever truly happy.

Odysseus
12-12-2010, 06:13 PM
American Thinker nails it:


Remember that the bedrock position of the progressive is Utopian. Perfection is within our grasp. It is an "if only" kind of worldview: if only we spent more on social programs. If only we were better educated. If only our governmental options were even larger. If only the process were correct. Then, when the conditions of our own creation are in place, then will you see real fundamental transformation and a New Age: New Jerusalem descending in glory!

And those "what ifs" are within our ability to set in place. It's just a matter of education or speaking truth to power or defeating one's political enemies or process...so close that the progressive can taste the new wine in new wineskins! No wonder the progressive is perennially unhappy, chasing his own tail of false premises around the landscape! No wonder they are in a constant state of upset. No wonder their sense of humor is so twisted around cruel satire and vituperative personal attacks. Because, you see, it's all up to them and their efforts. "We're the ones we've been waiting for." They constantly set themselves up for frustration when even the "what ifs" don't do the trick. Or, increasingly, their failure is projected outward towards cabals and "them" or, again, flawed process, but never flawed assumptions.

When utopia is just one election/policy/scheme away, anything that stands in the way is maddening. Leftists are perpetually drawing a card in hopes of an inside straight, and are perpetually frustrated when they don't get the pot.

Apache
12-12-2010, 06:59 PM
American Thinker nails it:



When utopia is just one election/policy/scheme away, anything that stands in the way is maddening. Leftists are perpetually drawing a card in hopes of an inside straight, and are perpetually frustrated when they don't get the pot.

I think they get too much pot. Just sayin' ;)

AmPat
12-12-2010, 07:00 PM
I think they get too much pot. Just sayin' ;)
They're mad that they haven't gotten the taxpayers to pay for their pot ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,yet!

Bubba Dawg
12-12-2010, 07:47 PM
They're mad that they haven't gotten the taxpayers to pay for their pot ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,yet!

Marijuana Stamps from the Dept of Agriculture.

Madisonian
12-12-2010, 08:00 PM
Dennis Prager (http://www.dennisprager.com/columns.aspx?g=f8569ebd-8405-4f8c-b44e-3936803cd577&url=why_conservatives_are_happier_than_liberals) also had a pretty good take on this.

NJCardFan
12-12-2010, 10:20 PM
American Thinker nails it:



When utopia is just one election/policy/scheme away, anything that stands in the way is maddening. Leftists are perpetually drawing a card in hopes of an inside straight, and are perpetually frustrated when they don't get the pot.

So, are liberals and progressives Don Quixote or Capt. Ahab?

Odysseus
12-12-2010, 10:36 PM
So, are liberals and progressives Don Quixote or Capt. Ahab?

Both. They start out as Don Quixote, and when the windmills fail to fall over, they rail at them.