As the layoff bomb continues, it might be a good idea to take a look at the probable reaction from the left. For this one, I think it will rather simple. It’s all going to be variations on the leftist classic…
It’s ALWAYS something or someone else’s fault.
Remember that no matter what happened in Obama’s first term, it was Bush’s fault? Or maybe even a tsunami? Or perhaps ATM machines? It doesn’t matter how bad the liberals fail, the fault always lies elsewhere.
This is not new. The communists made an art form out of it. Remember this from Yuri Bezmenov?
The Soviet system didn’t work. Making people slaves on collective farms didn’t work, so being leftists, they had to blame someone else. Then, they had to explain away the lack of evidence for their claims. Sounds rather familiar, doesn’t it?
We could also talk about how the Soviet rhetoric about the US reeks of claims about Conservatives by liberals, but that is a post for another day.
So, for right now, the blame will be placed on the owners of the businesses for trying to stay in business. If the layoff bomb continues at a brisk rate, the blame will become more shrill, and there might even be moves to punish business owners. Only time will tell, but I’ll be around to cover it.