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Blindsided: Why the left doesn’t see it coming

Have you noticed lately that the left appears to be somewhat oblivious to the impending tsunami coming this November on all fronts?  Economically speaking many on the left want to keep throwing money at the problem instead of applying sound economic principles to kick start it.  On most of the major issues we face today the left seems to be out of step with the majority of Americans. 

From out of control spending to controversial laws that encroach on our individual liberties, force unconstitutional and unsustainable federal mandates on state and threaten the very existence of beloved republic; the left’s thirst for government expansion and control over every aspect of our lives appears to be unquenchable.  Let’s be honest, all the polls are running against them and this doesn’t appear to be phasing them.  They spent the last 20 months trying fundamentally transform our nation on the domestic level while ignoring every abysmal economic report that hit the streets.  They rammed through extremely unpopular bills with sleazy backroom deals and a great deal of arm twisting and then smugly informed us it was for our own good.  Unemployment hovered around 10 percent with no relief in sight because of 20 months of bad ideas and policies.  And still we hear of lame duck sessions, and see a number of Obama’s advisers advocating even more spending.  The MSM continues to shield this administration by making excuses for a flawed ideology and blaming Republicans, Bush, and anyone that disagrees with Obama for our current economic woes.  And after all this a large number on the left to include their leadership still believe they still have a chance this November.  Really?  Am I missing something here? 

Maybe they’re just putting on their best face and trying to keep the party together, knowing full well that November is going to be painful.  I do believe those Democrats who are from conservative districts or conservative leaning states know how much pain is coming this November.  They see and feel the mood of the people in their states.  Perhaps the answer is they are simply downplaying the elections because they know that the political pattern of the last 10 elections cycles indicates that the party in power is destined to lose seats in November.  Or maybe they’re really this out of touch and can’t even see the train that’s getting ready to run them over.  I’m going to try to do my best to make the case as to why I believe the latter might be true. 

The more I read news articles and listened to their leadership, the more the picture became clearer to me as to why they appear completely oblivious as to what is on the way.  You see in order to address a problem you must find the root cause or source of the problem.  Problem; the left is out of touch with the rest of America.  I think most of us can agree with this.  So the question is why?  Why are they so out of touch?   Or better yet, why are they so tone deaf when it comes to the will of the people?  I believe the answer is twofold.

The first is most left leaning people consider themselves to be far better educated and more in line with the academia world than the real world.  They have invested a great deal of time and money to learn theory from predominately liberal institutions.  From Harvard to Berkley, these epicenters of liberal philosophy have pumped out a large number of left leaning graduates whose view of the world is much different than you or I have.  They are book smart but every day dumb.  They have learned and lived in a controlled environment that did not take into account the variety of variables the real world can throw at you.  Most have very little practical real world experiences, so they go with what they know.  And what they know is a leftist ideology that was often taught to them by radical professors who hide behind the walls of a university, shielded from the cruel capitalistic world. 

They view themselves as enlightened beings and a step above the average individual.  Many embrace Marxist principles and believe central planning is key to successful governance.  This is what many of our colleges and universities are producing these days.  We end up with a large number of these graduates never realizing the real world because many of them end up working in the public sector for the government forgoing the potential rewards of the private.  So when they apply the principles that they have learned behind those liberal college walls and it doesn’t work they fall back on what they have learned which is a trap because of a flawed ideology.  This is why you have a large number on the left that believes in continuing the policy of increased spending; a policy that is clearly failing.  They cannot relate or even understand all the possible variables the free market can throw at their flawed policy.  Worse yet they refuse to even try something different because they believe that have the answers; the answers taught by those liberal professors who have all the answers.  We are the serfs and must know our place in society; academia has no place for us.  Not true, but I’m trying to make a point.

These leads to my second point, which is far less complicated.  They are elitist who truly believe that they are better than us in every aspect.  The arrogantly walk around feeling good about themselves while at the same time looking down on us.  As I said, they view us as nothing more than a serf working for landowners.  And they are the landowners.

This is why I believe that come this November, many of them aren’t going to see it coming.  Not because they are dumb or ignorant; but because they are arrogant and pompous and know what is best for us.  Even after a large number are swept out of office they still will not get it.  The reason being is because their very nature does no permit them to expand their minds beyond the teachings of their liberal instructors.  It is a self-imposed limitation that diminishes their ability to lead and make sound decisions.  And that in my opinion is the saddest thing of all.

I’ll leave you with a good demonstration of what happens when academia collides with the real world. 


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  • Steve Dennis September 2, 2010 at 4:28 AM

    Great video! I had forgotten about that movie!
    I also think that the left is out of touch and they honestly believe that they know what is best for us. They are arrogant and they really do believe that we will not vote them out, but they have a surprise coming in November. I can't wait to see what their reaction is when they wake up on November 3rd wondering what happened to them.

  • LD Jackson September 2, 2010 at 4:44 AM

    Great article, John.

    I am afraid you are right, a lot of the liberal left is so arrogant and pompous that they simply can not see something like this happening. They believe so much in their failed policies that they think it is above them for this to actually take place.

  • LD Jackson September 2, 2010 at 4:48 AM

    There is one other thing that I failed to mention. I wonder if the kind of attitude you have mentioned is not also part of the failings of the right. It seems the leadership has been out of touch with their constituents for quite some time. They need to be made aware that we are going to hold them accountable.

  • John Carey September 2, 2010 at 5:33 AM

    Thanks for the comments Steve. I'm with you, I believe that come this November they will pay a steep price, but even then I don't see them learning anything from it. After all they're right and we're wrong.

  • John Carey September 2, 2010 at 5:37 AM

    Great point Larry. The "establishment" Republican tends to have the same attitude for the most part. Although I believe it's more common place with the Democrats there are definitely elements in the Republican party that feel the same. You are also correct when you say we need to hold them accountable for their votes and actions. Thanks for the comments.

  • Matt September 2, 2010 at 10:05 PM

    That's a great video John. The post is excellent. I think there are your people at the top that know their policies are Cloward-Piven, and the useful idiots that actually think that they will achieve their stated purpose. Then, when they fail, the useful idiots are then fed the line that "evil" Conservatives prevented the plans from working and next time, if they could only spend more…

  • John Carey September 2, 2010 at 10:10 PM

    I think you're right Matt. I thought the video was the perfect demonstration as to what I was trying to convey in the post.

  • Reaganite Republican September 5, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    Good one here, John- and a lot of work!

    IMO a lot of these libs ARE completely out of touch, as you say… but they've been brainwashed by the Left's higher education machine and can't see the reality that's so apparent to us serfs, lol.

    That's why the KGB infiltrated Harvard, exactly that reason