This is a wise observation. Democrats are in trouble after the 2012 election because they have to produce what they have been promising. William Murchison notes in Real Clear Politics that they have told the American voters that they could perform magic. But they can’t. What they are doing is hurting the economy – badly. The young people who bought into the left’s promises will understand that they are being hurt.
Most of them will not find employment because new jobs are not being created and because older, more qualified workers are being laid off and will be competing with them for the same opportunities.
Shall we try socialism? What a great idea — Cuba, North Korea and Venezuela as our models and pole stars! Ought to be an effective formula for weight loss.
A continuing problem with left-wingery — a problem not grasped by some of the analysts — is that it doesn’t work. Socialists, as Maggie Thatcher astutely observed, always run out of other people’s money. They can’t replace it of course with their own. Socialism isn’t about creating wealth; it’s about grabbing someone else’s.”
Obama’s second term is going to be difficult; not just for conservatives, either. We will lose some civil rights, we will suffer through difficult economic times, there may be a new war. Enemies invariably choose to attack when you are at your weakest. But, Murchison thinks the left will destroy itself, and it just might if we help them.
Republicans need to cheer up. It always hurts to lose a vital election: for instance, the one immediately past. And yet to victors sometimes belongs something more depressing than spoils; namely, the obligation to make good on lame, idiotic promises. Might we hold the national obituaries pending proof that the 2012 outcome was the will of the gods?
In the short run, what about a little indignant and forceful resistance, according to the American tradition, as exemplified 70 years ago by “Uncle Joe” Stilwell while the Allies reeled from a near knock-out by the Japanese? “I claim we got a hell of a beating,” Joe told the press. “We got run out of Burma and it is humiliating as hell. I think we ought to find out what caused it, go back and retake it.” And you know what? We did just that.”
We are supposed to be the party of the people who kick ass and take names. I found this article to be uplifting.