Yearning for the poor to be poorer — as long as the rich are less rich.
You can’t sell conservatism to people who without government subsidies fear ending up on the street with their children. You can’t sell conservatism to single women who count on the government being there if they get pregnant, not their boyfriends. You can’t sell conservatism to young people who have been taken care of by the state all their lives. You can’t sell conservatism to the elderly who hope that the state will take care of them because their children won’t.
Horror of horrors! Those nasty Republicans are at it again – holding President Obama “hostage” unless he agrees to their outrageous demands as a condition for their votes to raise the nation’s debt ceiling.