Those who acquire a taste for meat won't suddenly be satisfied with cabbage. For example, peace-loving progressives have grown bloodthirsty, a curious deviation perhaps initiated by all the drone warfare initiated by their beloved executive. Perhaps they think they can deliver a fatal strike against conservatism after defeating right-wing radical and Obamacare designer Mitt Romney. Or maybe they're just relentlessly nasty. Either way, they're dogged about digging through the gutter.
At least be zealous about something noble. As for those with lesser standards, the Obama double inauguration brigade is fantasizing about having fewer decisions to face because the government will soon make them all. If you think they'll find contentment when the massive spending gala continues unabated, then you probably know so little about politics that you're one of them. Constitution-scoffers are not satisfied by merely getting everything they want.
To them, enacting an unsustainable welfare state and foreign policy that encourages others to see us as a doormat is a good start. Such prostrating means it's time to keep getting flatter and permanently replace Mexico as North America's bronze finisher. Being in first place for so long smacks of cultural dominance.
Liberals will always complain that they need more laws to make their ideas work, as massive spending and forced sharing clearly hasn't been tried yet. We gently point out that they had their chance, but they will never stop denying how second-term Barack Obama can't really blame his lot in life on his inheritance anymore. He'd appreciate if you help your president by not pointing out how we already have progressive taxation and ample gun control, especially since he's oddly convinced more of each will make us as rich as we are safe.
All of human experience has been wrong, you know. Good ideas don't help a little if they're partly implemented: they actually cause tremendous harm, at least to those who feel we need even heavier taxes to fund even more massive spending. Conservatives used to suggest trillion-dollar currency to pay off the debt as a joke, which is why we have to be careful being so dry among people who take every single thing seriously.
Year Five Obama is going to wow us by becoming the architects of our lives. Finally, he can prove that those who buy things and hire people haven't had enough taken away yet. It's similar to how crime is the fault of guns smuggled into confiscatory paradises like Chicago and New York. Such lapsed reasoning reflects the limp mayors who point everywhere but their own chests for their municipalities' blood-stained sidewalks. Call it the Chris Christie Effect, although don't attempt to be as huffy as the namesake.
If statist policies don't work, it's because we just need more. This administration will always argue for another round of research no matter how sound the conclusions already are. The insatiable desire for subjugation just requires them to outlast their liberty-adoring opponents. So, they keep it theoretical.
The sad remaining dwindling professed commies claim their ideas never work because they've never been implemented properly. Similarly, their lightweight equivalents known as double Obama voters claim he needs to make the tax code severe in a manner never previously seen. But you may have noticed that they have been tried successfully, which is why they were unsuccessful.
Progressive action has been taken for an extensive test drive, and we shouldn't pay sticker price again. Everyone should have already observed how an expansive ruling framework consumes happiness and motivation. All we want is for our leaders to not bother anyone except the naughty. If you think it's tricky to run your own life, try being a liberal and running everyone else's.
Deep down, people who still profess allegiance to hope sense an opportunity in human misery, namely the chance to get people accustomed to it. The government can create paradise as soon as it mints 300 million trillion-dollar coins. The thought that autonomy enables individuals the chance to buy what's desire must be stopped, which is why they shriek whenever anyone dares contemplate a cut in the rate of insanely escalating spending. We just have too much happiness to communally purchase. Money can't buy everything unless Washington is spending it, duh.
Citizens can't be trusted to excel and help each other on our own. The government simply must get its bigger budget to improve the economy and help the less fortunate, even though some may just be starting to suspect that another couple trillion in debt will merely increase that recession-y feeling and doom low earners to servitude. The White House is ruthless in pursuing mediocrity, as they won't rest until they get everything they want, namely nothing for us to do.
Anthony Bialy is a writer and “Red Eye” conservative in New York City. Follow him at http://twitter.com/AnthonyBialy. Download a free ebook of his 2012 columns at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/270599.