Posts Tagged ‘Liberals’

“My Discovery of America (Progressive America, That Is)” by Eugene Veklerov

December 21, 2010

“If you want to socialize with progressive and sophisticated Americans, you have to abide by certain rules. You may hold unconventional views on many issues, but certain ones are taboo. Criticizing socialism is one of them, and a negative attitude toward it will earn you the label of “right-winger.” A more advanced version of this notion is an admission that indeed, the Soviet implementation of socialism was not a success, but that fact does not repudiate the whole idea of socialism. Never mind that every implementation of that idea has been disastrous: in China, Poland, Hungary, Cuba, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, and elsewhere. Some implementations — in North Korea and Venezuela — are unraveling right before our eyes. Yet the progressives wish to repeat the same failed experiment again and again, claiming that the next one will succeed. When they learn that I am a fan of the American version of capitalism, they either stare in disbelief or smile condescendingly.”

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Liberals Are Fun…

August 11, 2010

Liberals are fun when they turn on themselves, part II.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs found himself again having to clarify and backtrack comments he made about his own party after bashing the left in an interview.

He called them the “professional left” saying, “They will be satisfied when we have Canadian healthcare and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon. That’s not reality.”

READ MORE: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/08/10/gibbs-defends-himself-left-baseagain

Obama Supporter Gets A Lesson In Socialism…

October 25, 2008

Breda

From Breda’s wonderful blog comes a great entry: Death & taxes

But the real jewel of this entry was a comment from Old NFO

“Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read “Vote Obama, I need the money.” I laughed.

Once in the restaurant my server had on a “Obama 08” tie, again I laughed as he had given away his political preference — just imagine the coincidence.

When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need–the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight.

I went outside, gave the homeless guy $5 and told him to thank the server inside as I’ve decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful.

At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the server was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn, without his consideration of whether I should have even have don’t that; though in my opinion the actual recipient needed the server’s money more.

I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.”

Also, Docjim505 had a good comment:

“Socialism looks good to only three types of people:

1. Those with no money

2. Those who think they will control who gets the money, or at least that “bad” people will “pay”

3. The insane”