Monday, November 25, 2013

The Biggest Enemy of Progressive Policy and Ideas Turns Out to Be – Wait For It - Progressives

With People and Actions Like This Conservatives Are Not the Problem

The sorry state of the nation’s political discourse and action is in part the result in irrational hatred and intransigence on the part of conservatives, but those folks are gradually having to give way in the line to attack progressive by the progressives themselves.  Consider this self inflicted idiocy.

  1. MSNBC has hired Alec Baldwin (really they did) to host a show.  Now they have had to suspend him, and hopefully can him because of slurs he has made.  Of course they also have someone called Martin Brashir who made a lot of tasteless remarks about Sarah Palin, and the only reason that is not in the news is that no one has ever heard of the gentleman and no one watches his show.  And then there is the hiring of the offspring of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow by the network, a hiring of an individual with no qualifications whatsoever.

  1. The Secretary of Education just made remarks about opposition to educational standards,
Susan Walsh/AP - Education Secretary Arne Duncan continued to face criticism Monday over reported remarks that seemed to dismiss “white suburban moms” for opposing higher academic standards.

At a gathering of state school superintendents Friday, Duncan spoke about the opposition to the Common Core standards, which are being implemented in 45 states and the District of Columbia with the aim of creating a national baseline for education.

“It’s fascinating to me that some of the pushback is coming from, sort of, white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were, and that’s pretty scary,” Duncan said, according to media reports. “You’ve bet your house and where you live and everything on, ‘My child’s going to be prepared.’ That can be a punch in the gut.”

            And now looks like an utter fool.

  1. The rollout of health care reform, well, that speaks for itself in the annals of idiocy, no further comments needed.

  1. The Administration has been exposed for spying on U. S. allies, something for which there is no apparent need other than the goal of irritating our friends and turning them into enemies.

  1. Did we mention the implementation of health care reform?  Oh we did, well that deserves two entries.

  1. The Democratic Party remains non-existent in many parts of the country, and there appears to be no interest by the White House to do anything about it.

  1. Anyone betting that the White House would not agree to reductions in Social Security and Medicare benefits?  Anyone?

  1. Other than Hilary Clinton who exactly is a Democrat and qualified to be President?  Joe Biden?  C’mon man.  Joe Biden?

The Democrats do have one thing going for them.  Republicans.  Yeah the nation may hate the inability of Democrats to govern effectively, but whenever independent voters are made aware of Republican ideas and policy goals they usually turn reluctantly to the Democrats.  Really, that’s all the progressive have, the idea that they are not as bad as the opposition.  

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