I'm confused. After President Obama has rammed just about all that a lefty president could ram through Congress and the federal bureaucracy in the last two years, the rich-bitch progressive funders at the Democracy Alliance, George Soros, proprietor, are all bent out of shape. Says Soros:
"We have just lost this election, we need to draw a line," he said, according to several Democratic sources. "And if this president can't do what we need, it is time to start looking somewhere else."
I would think that the Soros brigade would realize that now is not the time to go soft on the president. After all, he and Pelosi are the front rank in the battle to stop repeal of ObamaCare and the federal takeover of the financial system, etc.
Actually, my confusion goes even deeper. These liberal moneybags, that style themselves the "progressive movement", are working to do what? Further empower the government employee unions to loot the government? I'd say that the big problem right now for genuine progressives is that the government administrative tail is so large and expensive that it is impossible to do anything.
Well, I shouldn't be surprised. Every liberal I check on knows all about the Koch brothers, how they are the top-down funders of the Tea Party movement, and how that is bad for America. But they seem to be wholly innocent of the influence of George Soros, who seems to be much more influential on the Democratic side. Scratch a liberal these days and she is worried about the peons working like indentured servants for Wal-Mart. Maybe so, but have you liberals checked to see how many people line up for Wal-Mart jobs whenever Wal-Mart opens a new store? And how the lines are much longer when Wal-Mart opens near a liberal city like Oakland or Chicago?
And what is all this about a progressive "movement?" How can we be talking about a genuine movement when it is composed of people who like the current administrative state and just want more of it? These are people who are part of the ruling class and want more of it.
The way to think about this is to think of it as religion. Religion is about faith, faith in the meaning of life and faith in the way things work. These liberal progressives are members of the church of liberalism. They believe in the Articles of Liberal Belief and they believe that what we need is more liberalism. The only trouble is that the mass of the American people are not co-religionists. They do not worship at the church of liberalism. No re-messaging or re-focus is going to change that. Here's a SEIU honcho:
"People are determined to help build a progressive infrastructure and make sure it is there not just in the months ahead but one that will last in the long term," said Anna Burger, the retired treasury secretary of SEIU. "Instead of being pushed over by this election it has empowered people to stand up in a bigger way."
Progressive infrastructure? Does Burger not realize that liberals already have a massive progressive infrastructure in place from the liberal media to the schools to the foundations to Hollywood to their own Democracy Alliance?
Really, this is good news for conservatives. These chaps are like Tory "ultras" in the 19th century. They are like southern segregationists in the 1950s. Their whole project is running on the rocks of unaffordable programs and pensions, and they are proposing to reinforce failure.
Bring It On.