Sunday, August 15, 2010

The disappointed, down and despondent left?

Believe it or not dem progressives don't think bo has brought enough socialism to the Unite States. They are disillusioned. I think they are delusional. They might not like it , but the US is still a center right country. Given the polling numbers of late , the progressives will be jolted out of their delusional state by a good solid thumping. Indeed the left of the dems is hoping that many of the blue dog dems that won them a majority will be defeated. It was these blue dog dems that have repeatedly stopped bo and the socialist from going even further. Rahm Emanuel understood this when he recruited these ble dogs. Rahm will be gone soon. pelosi understands very little.

WHY, asks a Democrat leading a training session for fellow activists, doesn’t “Yes we can” work as a slogan any more? “Because we haven’t,” a jaded participant responds. Progressives, as bedrock Democrats like to call themselves, are despondent. The election euphoria of 2008, when their party secured heavy majorities in both chambers of Congress and Barack Obama won the presidency with ease, has deflated so rapidly that analysts are now diagnosing on the left an affliction they ascribed to the Republicans back then: an “enthusiasm gap”.

The present gap is really more of a chasm. Gallup, a pollster, reckons that a mere 28% of Democrats are “very enthusiastic” about voting, compared to 44% of Republicans. By the same token the Pew Research Centre found in June that only 37% of liberal Democrats were “more enthusiastic than usual” about going to the polls, compared with 59% of conservative Republicans. And according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll the same month, the categories of voters whose interest in elections has dimmed the most since the last one are liberals and those who voted for Mr Obama (see chart). “You can’t deny the level of disappointment,” says Raul Grijalva, a Democratic representative from Arizona and head of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.


Anonymous said...

From what I’ve learned during a lengthy period of research has led me to believe that German Nazism did not evolve as a right wing perversion of capitalism, as “progressive” liberals would have you believe. Instead, Nazism evolved out of the “enlightened” and “progressive” socialist and collectivist ideas of the post World War I era. National Socialism most certainly did not appear on the scene as a perversion of conservatism. Quite the contrary! National Socialism is a direct result of progressive liberalism!

Anonymous said...

William in Ajax said...

Hitler NEVER claimed to be anything but the cicialist he was.
Only the apologists of todays left claim Hitler was a rightist.
"We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions." --Adolf Hitler

(Speech of May 1, 1927. Quoted by Toland, 1976, p. 306)

Anonymous said...

Sorry..should be socialist.!

Anonymous said...

It doesn’t really matter whether you call fascism left or right. It is a 2 class system and in the case of Nazis we know who was at the top and who wasn’t allowed to participate. There was no middle class, just rulers and peasants.

Ditto Islamofascism, a 2 class system with the Mad Mullahs and the rest.

Ditto progressivism, the elite and us, the peasants…. IF they get their way.

We need to stop the progressive creep. In our world of democratic capitalism we place the weight on the middle class who with the power to throw the bums out are de facto the rulers …provided we stay alert/engaged. The progs are assuming we’ll get complacent and Americans did with the Obamarx gang. Nov 2nd is an important date for democracy.


Anonymous said...

Socialists and communists suffer from a mental illness called 'wishful thinking.' Yes, that thing we talked about as kids, well we know that leftist's are people that never grew up right? Mental illness is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result no matter how many times you fail. (real conservative)

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