Pelosi, the incarnate, unrepressed Id of liberalism, tells us what it’s all about

Paul Nachman writes:

I think you’ll be struck by guest blogger Steven Hayward’s Powerline entry on Nancy Pelosi, the administrative state, and the removal of politics from … politics! Hayward writes:

Speaking last week at Tufts University, Pelosi said, among other things, “To my Republican friends, take back your party so that it doesn’t matter so much who wins the election because we have shared values.” In other words, it’s fine if Republicans win elections so long as they agree with us. But she couldn’t stop there. She added this: “The fact is, elections shouldn’t matter as much as they do.”

LA replies:

Yes, Pelosi’s remark reveals a basic truth about liberalism which I’ve often pointed to. Liberals don’t want democracy, they don’t want majority rule, which they see as unfair, unequal, and oppressive. They want management from above by the liberal elite which is the guardian of everyone’s equal rights and which knows what is best for everyone. In Europe, of course, that approach to politics is already fully institutionalized, and liberals want to bring it to America as well.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 14, 2011 08:20 AM | Send

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