Is this the last gasp from America’s liberal elites before the November mid-terms on Tuesday? This is what economist Paul Krugman has to say in The New York Times today, predicting “political chaos”, with the hysterical warning – “if the elections go as expected next week, here’s my advice: Be afraid. Be very afraid.”
This is going to be terrible. In fact, future historians will probably look back at the 2010 election as a catastrophe for America, one that condemned the nation to years of political chaos and economic weakness.
Krugman then goes on to blame George W. Bush for America’s economic problems, including the huge budget deficit, to which Barack Obama has added $3 trillion since taking office:
The economy, weighed down by the debt that households ran up during the Bush-era bubble, is in dire straits; deflation, not inflation, is the clear and present danger. And it’s not at all clear that the Fed has the tools to head off this danger. Right now we very much need active policies on the part of the federal government to get us out of our economic trap.
But we won’t get those policies if Republicans control the House. In fact, if they get their way, we’ll get the worst of both worlds: They’ll refuse to do anything to boost the economy now, claiming to be worried about the deficit, while simultaneously increasing long-run deficits with irresponsible tax cuts — cuts they have already announced won’t have to be offset with spending cuts.
Not only is Krugman’s article one of the most ridiculous pieces of scare-mongering in the history of modern American journalism, but it is the pathetic whimper of a decaying liberal Ancien Regime that is spectacularly crumbling. It also illustrates just how out of touch liberal elites are with public opinion, as well as economic reality. The tired old blame Bush line no longer works, and as a recent poll showed, the former president’s popularity is rising again.
Whether Krugman likes it or not, the American people are turning overwhelmingly against Barack Obama’s Big Government agenda, and are looking for free market solutions to getting the country back on its feet, creating jobs and cutting the nation’s debt. As poll after poll shows, Americans are rejecting the liberal status quo and embracing the political revolution sweeping the country. My guess is that historians will look back on November 2010 not as a “catastrophe”, as Krugman declares, but as the beginning of a powerful new era for the United States, when conservatism and the cause of freedom made a striking comeback.
The article generated this response in the comments. If we are to be afraid of the future, then this poster outlines the real reasons that we should be - maybe not afraid - but vigilant, steadfast, and ready for anything...
One thing we should understand: for the Left and its enablers, the entire battle is that of propaganda. Of 'getting the message out'. Their entire edifice is built on pure lies.
Every single thing they say is a lie. Everything about their intentions, everything about their own methods, everything about their own identities---every single thing is a lie. So, the alleged 'intellects' of the Left are always busy spinning things out of any cotton they can find, and more often, they spin things out of thin air. No cotton required. It is an existential imperative for them. Just like if you are a farmer, you *have* to farm in order to survive (or change the vocation), and if you are a scientist, you have to pursue truth, if you are a Leftist, you can not not lie.
This krugman is no different and no more orginal then the original Leftists--the Jacobins and the Bolsheviks and the "Social Democrats" and "Progressives" and such. And when they are caught red-handed lying (and committing unspeakable crimes against humanity), the only response they know is to lie some more. They will say and do the most mind-bogglingly untrue things and keep the battle going until their last breath---literally.
There is no redemption for a Leftist. No renunciation of his own house of intellectual virtual cards. Because nothing can replace the nothing that they are pathologically addicted to. However. And this is a big big however, one must never say, 'last gasp of the Left'. Because anther of their greatest characteristics is that they *never* ever, that is, *never* *ever* give up.
Their indvidiual evil dies *only* when they actually give up the ghost---literally. And their collective soul keeps living inside those who still haven't bought the farm. As a particularly adept observer of the american left, i can assure you that these current times are *far* from the 'last gasp of the Left'. Indeed, it is anything BUT the last gasp. It is, however, a turning point for them.
Realizing early on in 20th century that americans are not going to buy their Leftist nonsense if sold overtly, they spent nearly a hundred years corrupting america with their slow and steady covert attack ... in the name of 'liberalism' etc. (with the exception of few years in the sixties where they came out of their little burrows and openly tried a revolution).
The current time----pre-election---the past two years, have been the crowning zenith of their covert operations, and as soon as they got the power in 2008 they thought that they had it made. They lost all inhibition and carefullness and, in terms of their actions, came out in the open as to who they really are, and what they really want. Now it is very unlikely that people are going back to buying their older brand of snake oil.
The covert career of the Left in america is over. That does not mean Left is dying or is dead. It only means that now they have nothing to loose, and they will hit the streets with overt anti-american action. Not exactly in the sixties' fashion, but you *will* see a lot more direct action than you did in the sixties. It is now or never for these people. And if they loose america, she will survive to revive the ideals of liberty and freedom from government tyranny, and hence will prosper (like before), and that means the Left looses their entire global war of past 100 years.
They are *not* going to give up that easily. Not because a mere electorate votes them out. They don't give a damn about such electorate or about the Democracy or about the Constitution. Indeed, it is these things they have been trying to undermine all these years. Now they can attack those things directly, and already have in past two years. Expect a thousand times more of that in near future. This war between Left and Right is far from over. The real war starts after the Left in america officially looses the 100 year covert battle. Wear your seatbelt, and enjoy the ride.