Now, with Ukraine, it matters that Obama rescinded the promised ABM systems for Eastern Europe. Liberals have been telling us for decades that great power chess is old school. Peace process, that’s new school. So now we have bad actors running amok.
Take Obama. Liberals got exactly what they wanted: America’s First Black President. But they also got an Affirmative Action president who didn’t have the wisdom or the authority to change the battle plan once he got into power.
Bottom line when liberals get what they want is that the American people get hammered, big time.
If we had our druthers, conservatives would privatize Social Security, replace Medicare with a subsidy, choice-ify education, and change welfare as we know it. But the American people, the fabled low-information voters, would be horrified if they really knew what we wanted, and would use that knowledge to vote liberals in for a generation. Why? Because for the vast majority, the entitlement programs are like the gigantic Greek columns on a bank facade. They create a feeling of solidity and security, even if they are fake.
So conservatives only get to make teensy-weensy policy changes. A tax rate cut here, an HSA or a charter school there.
Yes, but won’t we still end up like Argentina or Venezuela, with some future community organizer president flogging the masses into demanding more free stuff, come what may?
Maybe so. Meanwhile the Obama administration has failed to deliver jobs to the jobless, and it hasn’t helped women to keep their doctors. And Bill de Blasio in New York City is declaring war on charter schools.
So we have a Democrat war on working families, a Democrat war on women, and a Democrat war on school children.
The problem with professors is that government money has turned the academy into such a liberal echo chamber that there is not enough bandwidth left that can get through to liberals with a message like “this is a really, really bad idea, liberals, and will end in the biggest train wreck you ever saw. Because Hayek.”