Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Whether it’s investigating the very real threat of domestic Jihadism, the ticking time bomb of massive debt at all levels of government, or the obvious need for energy independence – the American Progressive Left doesn’t seem to care at all about solving the actual problems.
Last week Rep. Peter King (NY-3) simply did his job as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee (WI and IN Fleebaggers could learn a thing or two from that much alone, I think), and held very important hearings on homegrown terrorism being manufactured inside the mosques of a very insular domestic Muslim community. These are congressional hearings that quite literally could prevent things from blowing up and people from dying inside the United States.
How did the Left respond? Well, according to form, actually. The Left tried to change the subject and savage Rep. King’s character and motives.
From ‘Keith Ellison Lied When He Cried’ to ‘Ezra Klein is Amazingly Stupid,' the Left did what it does: obfuscate.
My favorite analysis on the matter was posted at National Review Online.
Exhibit 2 in the case demonstrating the Left’s ‘Head Burying Stupidity’ is their total unwillingness to negotiate with the rest of us in good faith to solve the nation’s crippling government debt crisis.
Their current champion – the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama – submitted a laughably unserious 2012 budget proposal, failing to touch even one hair on the chinny, chin, chin of the giant debt troll known as Entitlements. The 2012 budget proposal was an act of abdication by the person who occupies the Oval Office (when not out on the links).
The Left went absolutely apoplectic in Wisconsin when a duly elected legislature and governor attempted to implement transparently communicated campaign promises to close the state’s budget gap. Similar rumblings of Leftist lawlessness have wafted out of Indiana and Ohio. These same rent-a-mobbers will no doubt make their ugly, tyrannical presence known in state capitol after state capitol, and finally in DC, as the budget crisis unfolds. It’s how they “negotiate.” They told you so with their obnoxious chant in Madison - “democracy, this is what it looks like.” (In a pure sense they have a point – republicanism (small r) is so much better at creating prosperous, ordered, civil, societies. Behold pure democracy (small d) in the wild, desperate eyes of the mob. But I digress.)
The Left is not serious about ‘sharing any sacrifice,’ as rhetorically called for by Barack Hussein Obama. The Left is, however, deadly serious about protecting its piece of the pie. BHO lied when he uttered the words ‘shared sacrifice.’ What he really means is ‘sacrifice for everyone but my Leftist friends.’
Finally there’s the issue of energy independence for the republic, and its’ relationship to national security. Again, the Left just doesn’t seem to give a damn.
The Left is against drilling for domestic oil. So much so, BHO was willing to lie about his record on this issue. So much so, BHO prioritized telling this lie over the economic well being of the citizenry of the Gulf Coast region, denied permits to drill in the Gulf.
The Left is against burning coal to generate electricity. But also against the only viable alternative that exists today – nuclear. And, ofcourse, they will gin up their well-funded fear-mongering machine to try to leverage the crisis in Fukushima, Japan to further depress this industry.
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The safety system breakdown at Fukushima is the exception that proves the rule. The only other real examples Leftists can point to are Chernobyl and Three Mile Island.
Chernobyl was a shoddy operation run by a Leftist government (Marxist Communist variety). The number of documented deaths associated with Three Mile Island is zero.
The Fukushima plant was hit by a massive earthquake and monstrous tsunami. That the earthquake did not disable it is a testimony to its hardened design. The tsunami waters finally got it, by flooding lower chambers and preventing access to the systems devoted to emergency cooling. The fact that there is still a chance to get the reaction in the plant mostly contained is a testimony to the professionalism and heroism of its Japanese operators and engineers. Prediction: the doomsday scenarios the Left is hysterically predicting as I write this will prove as specious as the doomsday scenarios they predicted for the Deepwater Horizon spill – you know, in the Gulf where there is no longer any trace of the oil spilled.
LibertyAtStake is here to state emphatically the forty year safety record for the nuclear power industry (outside Communist countries at least) is exemplary. The lessons learned from this experience will result in the industry coming up with solutions to survive an 8.9 earthquake plus gigantic tsunami. That is, if the Left allows even one more plant to be built in its hysterical reaction.
[End: Rational Thinking Break]
The only energy sources the Left is *for* are so-called “renewables” that currently supply about 1% (ONE PERCENT) of our national need, even after 35 years (THIRTY-FIVE YEARS) of subsidies rained upon its crony capitalists by the federal government. That means the Left’s energy policy is *for* your standard of living declining, because their plans will supply you with less energy at a higher price.
Their current champion said so on the campaign trail.
So, why all the ‘Head Burying Stupidity’ from the American Progressive Left? The answer is a wicked stew with three prime ingredients.
First, they hate the United States. This is the “Blame America First” crowd. Every ill in the world is your fault, so you must be punished for your sins. Your standard of living (energy non-policy) and your children’s standard of living (debt non-policy) must be reduced as a demonstration of “fairness” to all the world’s victims of American imperialism. You could say this makes the Left “anti-American.”
Second, they travel in packs, both literally (street mobs) and figuratively (criminally biased MSM). For all of their elitist conceit around being intellectually superior to middle Americans, they are the “anti-intellectuals.” The American Progressive Left has organized itself into a highly cohesive propaganda machine to distort, dismiss, and fabricate facts, with a mission to push a pre-determined agenda. What could possibly be more “anti-intellectual?” This propaganda machine is capable of organizing into lawless rent-a-mobs on the street, as we saw in Madison. All with the no longer merely implicit, now totally explicit, support of the political party they hijacked – the party that shall now be known on this blog as the Mobocrats. You could say this makes them “dangerous.”
Third, they are supremely confident in their own self-righteousness. The ultimate holiness of their ends, in their minds, justifies all possible means. (This observation, btw, has been a prime contributor to the construction of this blogging character: LibertyAtStake, the ant-Progressive. But I digress.) You could say this makes them “relentless.”
You could therefore say the composite is a “relentlessly dangerous anti-American mob.” That is, The Left means to impose the tyranny of their ideology, even if it means using the tyranny of the mob to do it. Things are going to get uglier before they get better. And as Wisconsin showed us, the Left co-opted the American union movement long ago. You union members – especially the cops – are going to have to decide if you stand with the Leftist mob or with America.