Well. That’s nice to know

Via American Thinker:

And this reveal about Lawrence O’Donnell:

“Glenn, unlike you, I am not a progressive. I am not a liberal who is so afraid of the word that I had to change my name to progressive. Liberals amuse me. I am a socialist. I live to the extreme left, the extreme left of you mere liberals, okay?

As the author of the piece advocates, I’d like everyone to come out of the closet. Are you a socialist? Progressive (and you do know what that means, right)? Full-board commie? NOW is the moment.

Now, you may think that if you are “merely” a progressive (like Obama) there is no need to say it loud and say it proud. AU CONTRAIRE. The progressive party, as I’ve said before, is merely a better-marketed version of communism.

Progs are for redistributing weathlth just like commies! Social, economic, and gender justice! They are for supporting and economically encouraging family structures that have lead to the break-down of communities and society.

John Podesta on the “Progressive” way forward:

Historically, economic growth has centered on innovations that have changed the way we live and the way we do business. The automobile sparked a manufacturing boom that built the American middle class, a massive public investment in transportation infrastructure, and enormous public and private investment in housing. The computer set off trillions of dollars in innovation, built the service industry and the internet, and transformed health care, telecommunications, and the financial industries.

And while I think innovative technologies will undoubtedly continue to play a leading role in our world, I think we’re going to see future growth driven by innovative ideas. Specifically, I believe that sustainability will lie at the heart of economic expansion for the foreseeable future.

Creating the conditions and culture of sustainability goes far beyond climate and energy. It means challenging prevailing notions of economic development, global competitiveness, and the way we pursue prosperity over the long term. This will require a wholesale restructuring of the American economy, of American infrastructure, and American government to deliver higher levels of performance. It will necessitate a massive public and private investment that will change how we consume natural resources and produce energy, increase efficiency and productivity, unleash innovation, create new jobs, strengthen our communities and infrastructure.

I find it amusing horrifying that Podesta can acknowledge the economic affects of FREE MARKET (although he doesn’t mention that) innovation as having changed our country for the better, and then immediately explain how government intervention is needed now. We need a wholesale restructuring of the American economy, infrastructure, and government that will require “massive” public investment. Which is what they’re trying to do.

The government can’t lead the way; it can barely keep it’s own shit straight.

The current administration and Obama are, of course, liberal progressives, which has resulted in the Day of the Dead for Democrats:

This meant that his agenda would largely be that of the liberal progressives: health-care reform with a major emphasis on near-universal coverage, cap-and-trade, a large economic stimulus focused more on government projects than on tax relief, a consumer-protection agency to regulate financial instruments.

Then came the mid-terms when America rejected this vision of hope and change. The midterms were not an embrace of conservatives but a rejection of progressivism lead by working class voters, who aren’t exactly the core constituents of the conservative movement. They way forward?

Conservatives celebrate freedom, opportunity, achievement, being our own boss, entrepreneurship. Working-class voters want these things, but in moderation. They know that not everyone can graduate from college or own a business. They want a political and economic system that rewards and supports their modest vision for their own lives, rhetorically and practically. Conservatives must figure out how to reconcile their core principles with working-class desires if they are to form a lasting, stable political coalition.

We’ve done it before. Ronald Reagan in 1964 said “We represent the forgotten American — that simple soul who goes to work, bucks for a raise, takes out insurance, pays for his kids’ schooling, contributes to his church and charity, and knows there just ‘ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.’” He knew that to attract the working- and middle-class voter, “that simple soul,” conservatives need to express what they already believe, that the simple soul has value as a creature made in God’s image.

Thoughts?

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