The Left Under Siege

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Charles Krauthammer, in his Washington Post column (8/27/10), said, “Liberalism under siege is an ugly sight indeed,” pointing out that overwhelming majorities of Americans have repudiated liberal agenda items such as: Obamacare, Obama’s stimulus, building an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero, redefinition of marriage to include same-sex marriage, lax immigration law enforcement and vast expansion of federal power that includes unprecedented debt and deficits.

The nation’s elite and the news media see being against the Obama-led agenda as being racist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, mean-spirited and insensitive. Paul Krugman, columnist for The New York Times, has a different twist expressed in “It’s Witch-Hunt Season” (8/29/10). Krugman says that the last time a Democrat sat in the White House, Bill Clinton, he faced a witch-hunt by his political opponents. “Now,” Krugman says, “it’s happening again — except that this time it’s even worse,” asking, “So where is this rage coming from? Why is it flourishing? What will it do to America?”

Professor Krugman and others among America’s elite blame some of the rage on talk-show hosts such as Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. They are only partially correct. What talk shows have accomplished is they’ve ended the isolation of many ordinary Americans. When the liberal mainstream media dominated the airwaves, Americans who were against race and sex quotas were made to feel as though they were racists and sexists. Americans who were against big government were portrayed as mean-spirited and uncaring. What talk radio and the massive expansion in non-traditional media have done is not only end the isolation, but more important, the silence amongst ordinary Americans.

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  • al Kidya

    Circle the wagons, we're under attack!

    All Obama needs now is a good reason for impeachment.
    Does Obama smoke cigars around his interns while Michell is out?

  • davarino

    Ya, some how in Krugman's mind it just isnt right to have suspicions or disagreements with liberals, because they are right so something must be wrong. Welcome to diversity : 0

  • tim heekin

    cheers (as usual) to Mr. Williams. I note the timing of Williams' article comports nicely with pro-mosque, buy-yourself-a job-as-mayor, Dear Leader Bloomberg is moving steadfastly forward in his health-jihad by banning smoking in parks, etc. in NYC. (I guess that leaves Churchill out but Herr Hitler would approve). As a smoking ex-Marine from Ohio I flew into NYC to attend the Geller-Spencer rally last Saturday and I guess next year I'll be arrested. I've never been a criminal before

    • jasmine

      Bloomberg is just following along with the anti-smoking agenda. In some places they are banning smoking in cars, in apartments, on the balconies and patios of people's own homes. Yet, at the same time, many liberals are intent on legalizing marijuana. So, what will happen when the anti-smoking liberals light up their weed? Or will that be "ok"? (Just like when Bloomberg wanted to ban drinking beer in Central Park, yet said drinking wine in the park was "OK" because wine is "socially acceptable" behavior.)

    • quark1912

      I think you are being too hard on Herr Hitler. While Hitler disapporved of people smoking in his presence, Nazi Germany did not have any fascist anti-smoking laws like here in Canada and the United States. Hitler's presonal secretary Traudl Junge related in her memoirs that while it was forbidden to smoke in the Führerbunker many risked Red Army artillery shelling by going outside for a smoke.

  • The_Inquisitor

    I am constrained from commenting by the site admin.

  • Deely

    I have yet to hear a convincing defense of liberal ideas. If you disgree with liberals they attack you, just like the Muslims do, except they use their mouth to attack instead of bombs, but it is the same mind-set.

    Liberal views are the only views allowed.

    The reason they can't argue the point is because they don't have a clue why they think what they think. If they analyzed their ideals, and try to figure out why they believe what they believe, their brain might explode. It is much easier to call your opponent a bad name. That deflects the whole argument to something else then.

    • bubba4

      Can you give me an example of a liberal idea that is never defended?

      Can an argument happen outside of the dichotomy of left/right or if you consider yourself conservative or a tea party person is someone that disagrees with you automatically a liberal….

      Is it less filling or does it taste great?

    • Julie

      Liberals would use bombs if they could get away with it…oh wait, they did, the weather underground in the 60's…Liberals cannot think for themselves yet they think they are progressive…When a conservative points that fact out liberals start the personal attacks because history has proven their stance to be incorrect…

  • den

    Yes liberalism, where Nazi Pelosi will investigate you for wrong thinking. Call her and tell her you don't want the muder mosque. Free background check. Imagine, someone disagreeing with the furer!

    BTW; Mike Moore is sending that crazy Imam 50,000. May be he will use it to pay back rent owed. He thinks islam is a religion.

  • Kenneth Olsen

    Williams and Sowell in 2012! or… Sowell and Williams in 2012!
    Dr. Thomas Szasz for Secretary of Health & Human Services!

    Regarding the nanny statist Bloomberg & smoking, the estimable Joe Strummer had a great idea: Virulent anti-smokers should not be allowed to use any products invented by smokers.

    Regarding the mosque, Bloomberg can go fatwa himself.

  • Julie

    I love the differences between how conservatives and liberals argue…Liberals yell at the top of their lungs, repeatedly, as if it would actually make you start to believe them, while conservatives point out the facts as to why liberals are wrong…I'm so thankful to be a conservative…I have a personal motto, "I'd rather be to the "right" then "left" behind"

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