To be sung to the melody of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”:
Hope, hope, hope and change–
Liberals, socialists, Marxists, and communists–
Power is their goal.
As I mentioned in a post yesterday, I’ve been rereading The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress the last few days. I ran across this description of a Loonie liberal. (Loonie being what the residents of the Moon call themselves.)
Must be a yearning deep in human heart to stop other people from doing as they please. Rules, laws–always for other fellow. A murky part of us, something we had before we came down out of trees, and failed to shuck when we stood up. Because not one of those people said: “Please pass this so that I won’t be able to do something I know I should stop.” Nyet, tovarishchee, was always something they hated to see neighbors doing. Stop them “for their own good”–not because speaker claimed to be harmed by it. (161)
Work Cited: Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1966.
I guess most of the people who follow me on Twitter follow so many people that they don’t have a chance read all of my tweets. I was hoping for answers to some of these questions; others are rhetorical:
I’d still like answers to the second, sixth, and seventh questions.
Obama’s Change.gov website has a page where people can ask and vote on questions for the President-Select. (I don’t believe that the Electoral College has met yet.) Here are two of the top twenty questions right now:
Have these people forgotten or did they never learn that it’s the legislative branch that introduces legislation not the executive branch?
By the way, how much legislation did Obama introduce while he was in the legislative branch?
This site could provide some humor and insight into the liberal thinking processes–or lack thereof–in the near future.
According to a report at Rocky Mountain Right, “Former U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis has openly argued for . . . moderating the GOP’s image and fielding more centrist candidates.” The Republican Party did just that with McCain this year and lost. A conservative might have won, but we’ll never know because the only real conservatives, Tom Tancredo and Fred Thompson, dropped out early in the primary, and Republicans were left with a moderate candidate who was selected by Democrats, independents, and the media.
Anyone who thinks the Republican Party should “[moderate] on social issues” and move more to the left should look at the results for Proposition 8 in California. Despite the draw of having Obama on the ticket, the proposition that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman, a position supported by social conservatives, won handily.
When conservative candidates and issues were on the ballot, they usually won. Leftists will vote for Democrats not Republicans who campaign as Democrat light.