What do you do when your liberal buddies pass a health care bill that the majority of Americans aren’t happy with? You take a few stories of rash actors doing unacceptable things, and insinuate an entire political party condones or encourages it.
The truth? Conservatives aren’t about to turn Capitol Hill into a remake of John Woo’s Hard Boiled (one of the greatest opening scenes in cinematic history). It they’re smart they’ll focus their anger in productive ways, take back Congress, and then get to work rolling back this boondoggle. Sure, it always makes the process easier when guys like Fidel Castro endorse the President and his plans, but they’ve been doing that since
before the election. Although I find it odd that Americans often don’t wonder why the world’s worst dictators, despots, and thugs go retro-Backstreet “I Want it That Way” over Democrats and their public policy preferences (and I wish I had time to psychoanalyze the phenomenon) in this instance I think all money, time, and resources needs to be efficiently allocated to explain why this bill is an attack on the way America fundamentally operates.
As was mentioned in an earlier post, the Democrats have taken a cue, oddly, from the band Ok Go. Please, watch their new video, and you’ll understand the big picture. Liberals know that once you reach The Tipping Point it’s tough to claw your way back.
Don’t believe me that the left seeks to create a culture of perpetual dependency? In 2003, Years before ACORN was trying to find ways to help you out if you wanted to run a prostitution ring of underaged El Salvadorian tweens, City Journal was trying to tell us what was going on:
I reminded ACORN’s national executive director Steven Kest of the disasters of the welfare-rights movement of the 1960s, and initially he seemed to acknowledge the failure. “There’s an emerging consensus that for those who can work, it should be encouraged,” he conceded. But, but, but: but work “should come with adequate supports, such as day care and transportation, to get people out of poverty.” But: “We also still believe that, for a lot of people, it’s not right to force them to work. There should be some type of income support for those who still won’t be able to join the work force.” In other words: perpetual dependency.
Thank God for James O’Keefe’s efforts to expose these clowns, which ultimately shut them down (at least for now), but think about it: after decades of liberal public policy failures formed a track record one could see from the moon, ACORN was just coming to a consensus that people who can work, should work? Amazing.