The left’s unhealthy state of denial about the midterms.
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I’ve written that progressivism as an ideology has trouble admitting that the majority oppose their ideas on principle. Progressives have dreamed up a fantasy where they are “the people” and conservatives are “the rich” and “the powerful” and “the top 2%.” An informed middle class rejecting the left’s economic ideas on substance is anathema to them. It causes their whole worldview to implode.
Thus there must be some other explanation. The voters must have fallen for “misinformation by the right-wing media.” Maybe they’ve let themselves get distracted by social issues on which the left hasn’t made enough progress. Perhaps they’ve become petulant and can’t understand what’s in their own best interest. It’s also possible Obama wasn’t as great a communicator as they initially thought. Or perhaps the Koch brothers are secretly running the country from an underwater lair. Or Glenn Beck is bribing everyone with gold.
The devastating reality is that 2010 will represent the most definitive rejection of progressivism in recent American history. But all we’ll hear from the progressives is a continuing stream of unhealthy denial.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online