In response to the QOTD;
Ah, but Mr. Coolidge, and the Republican Party leadership, apparently never understood the game. The assertion that building up the weak is the Left’s goal is one thing. Taking that assertion at face value is another. It’s the Big Mistake of the 20th century, and has resulted in perpetual confusion (to say nothing of the stagnation, decay and destruction around the world). The preponderance of the evidence regarding the Left’s goals points elsewhere. Their objective is statism for its own sake, and the tactic, stated openly in some circles time after time, is to bring down “The System” so it can be remade– “Redistributive Change” in Obama’s own words, and it’s been said in other ways throughout the generations.
Republicans, as they occupy themselves trying to understand and argue the details, the costs and so on, of the “healthcare” bills, are demonstrating their utter cluelessness (or is it their complicity?). “Why, this could end up funding abortions with taxpayer dollars, and that would be bad, and I’m not so sure we can afford this other bit over here…”
That’s not the point, Skippy. The point is, the whole thing is a massive power grab. What more do you need to know, for crying out loud?
Weigh down the economy with debt, entitlements and restrictions, then blame what remains of the private sector. Take advantage of the chaos and the public demands for an altogether new approach that they hope will ensue. They’re telling us every day; “Never let a crisis go to waste” is only part of it. The other part is their understanding that they can manufacture the crises. Chip, chip, chip, chip, and sooner or later even the hardest stone will crumble, after which (they believe) they can swoop in and take it all.
So far as I can tell, the Republicans have been playing along for decades. “Oh, but you’re crazy, Lyle. Look at the differences between Republicans and Democrats! Are you willfully blind, or what? Surely you must be mad! Look! Just look! LOOOOOOOOOK, MAN!”
Uh huh, and there’s a world of difference between that “good cop” and that “bad cop” too. The bad cop is a real, dangerously scary, out-of-control sonofabitch, but that good cop– why, he’s a sweetheart! Look at him! Just look! He brings you coffee and food and he talks nice. He doesn’t like that bad ol’, meany mean bad cop at all, either. No Sir, not at all. Such a nice fellow, and he really cares. He listens. He understands. He’s my advocate in this time of uncertainty. I want to work with him, by golly gosh oh gee. Yessiree. No doubt about it. Without him, that bad cop would have beat the living shit out of me by now, for sure. Man, am I lucky to have Good Cop! Wow! Thank God! This must be an angel sent from Heaven to deliver me from despair!
Right. Both cops are working to take you to the same place after they’re finished with your sorry, dumb ass.
OK; got that out of the system. Now I’m all ears.