Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Conservatives > Liberals ... from Aug 2009

The post below,  from August 2009,  is getting a large number of hits right now.  Don't know why.  But as I re-read what I wrote back in August 2009,  I find it more relevant today than it was more than 2 years ago:

Gallup is out with a new poll. Conservatives now outnumber liberals. And that's the case in all 50 states. This is just one huge irony.

Why you ask? Let me tell you why. Republicans screwed up our country. They so mismanaged just about every aspect of our economy that we came frighteningly close to crashing and burning as a country. The only damn thing that saved us was massive borrowing and spending by the federal government. If our government had not saved all the banks and automakers, the world economy would have crashed in a death spiral, and we'd all be broke right now.

Republicans screwed it up. Democrats spent like mad to fix the Republican mess.

America doesn't like the fix. They would have hated the alternative. The alternative would have been complete chaos and social upheaval. But they don't see that. All they see now is the massive borrowing and spending to fix the Republican mess. They see all the Wall Street crowd making out like bandits. They see all the people who borrowed and spent up to their eyeballs getting rescued. America hates it. They hate the Democratic fix for the Republican mess. They are migrating back to the party that caused the mess.

* Main Entry: iro·ny
* Pronunciation: \ˈī-rə- also ˈī(-ə)r-\
* Function: noun
* Inflected Form(s): plural iro·nies
* Etymology: Latin ironia, from Greek eirōnia, from eirōn dissembler
* Date: 1502

1 : a pretense of ignorance and of willingness to learn from another assumed in order to make the other's false conceptions conspicuous by adroit questioning —called also Socratic irony
2 a : the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning b : a usually humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by irony c : an ironic expression or utterance

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