Liberals like Soros. Leftists generally do not.
Liberals think if we get someone into that overly powerful position who agrees with them about liberal ideas, then it will work.
Leftists think that it's that powerful position itself which causes problems, not who occupies it.
A good analogy is small-government conservatives. These people generally want restrictions of executive power, and less federal overreach. Do you think that it would be good to have a MASSIVE ALL POWEFUL GOVERNMENT, as long as the person in power was a right-winger like reagan? Would conservatives support Reagan as a dictator? No, because conservatives aren't upset about the wrong people being in government, they are upset about government itself.
Last edited by Wei Wu Wei; 04-29-2011 at 03:38 PM.
Conservatives are opposed to anyone being in control of a Big Government, not just liberals. An honest conservative would be just as opposed to a right wing big governemnt as they would a liberal big government.
This is because what conservatives are really opposed to is that much power being concentrated into the hands of a small group.
This is exactly what leftists are oppoed to as well, the difference is that leftists also see economic power as just as big, if not a bigger source of influence than political power.
They didn't use it to buy phony carbon credits and all that BS. They're helping eradicate cancer by contributing to some of the leading cancer research facilities.
I worked for a small business (with just a bit under 500 employees) that had been expanded from a local company in St Louis to a company with offices throughout Texas, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri. The sons who inherited the business could have sat on their rears and enjoyed the status quo. Instead they created more jobs.
I guess it's beyond the capability of some folks on the left to understand this concept. The Community Organizer/President certainly doesn't understand it. How can we expect KS or Wei wei to grasp this concept?
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