Conservatives’ endless escapist dependence on polls to assure them that the left hasn’t won
The Daily Caller reports:
A new Gallup poll shows that 54 percent of Americans think it is not the federal government’s responsibility to ensure all citizens have health care coverage.This would be like a story coming out of the USSR in 1925:
A new Gallupovitch poll shows that 54 percent of Russians don’t believe in Communism.What difference would it have made if 54 percent of Russians in 1925 didn’t believe in Communism? They were under its lawless tyrannical power and could do nothing about it.
We also live under a lawless tyrannical regime and, so long as we remain under its dictats, can do nothing about it. Of course I am not equating Soviet tyranny with the tyranny of liberalism, but the latter is a tyranny nevertheless. John Roberts’s Obamacare decision, giving the Congress an unlimited power over every person in this country, and the sealing of that decision by Obama’s re-election, has decisively changed the nature of the United States. Conservatives don’t want to face these horrible facts, because it would mean that the time for conventional, bi-partisan politics has ended. So they pretend that America is still the same, that all that’s happened is that we’ve lost an election, and that we can still win the next election, so everything is basically ok. This fantasy not only prevents conservatives from seeing the leftist revolution that has occurred, but makes them its accomplices. Mainstream conservative politics must henceforth be a massive exercise in reality-denial and tacit endorsement of the leftist revolution.
An example of conservative escapism can be seen in today’s headline at Drudge,Randy writes:
I was listening to the Limbaugh probem last week (20 minutes during lunch is about all I can take) and a guest host (Mark somebody) was speaking. He stated that Romney got 59 percent of the white vote and that it was the lopsided vote from the Mexicans and blacks that got Obama elected. So, just take a wild guess as to what he suggested was the solution to this “problem.” Yes, that’s right, the guest host for the premier American conservative talk show host, says we have to “reach out” to the Hispanic and black voters. We (I guess the conservative Limbaugh audience) have to acknowledge the facts and make the necessary adjustments. So, sure, we have to tell the Mexicans we fully support their proclaimed goals to reconquer the Southwest for Mexico and “La Raza” and impose the culture on the rest. Once that is accomplished, they will be free to confiscate the wealth (from the white SAPS) that they are incapable of producing themselves.Bill Carpenter writes:
The Republican establishment and business and opinion elites want to get back to business as usual, believing that business as usual can continue despite another turn of the socialist screw. Many ordinary people, by contrast, see that our dependence on borrowing to support our welfare and warfare state, in a world where we have to compete globally with other strong economies, require a retraction of our socialist and military commitments, not an expansion of them. They look on with disbelief and disgust at where the political parties and opinion leaders are leading us.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 30, 2012 10:53 AM | Send