Tuesday, December 24, 2013

On Liberals and Leftists

I make a distinction. Folks like Senators Wyden, Durbin, Chucky Schumer even - while I don't necessarily always agree with them, a) they're sane and b) I feel that I could eventually sit down and hammer out some sort of an agreement with them (Senator Schumer's tax compromise in 2012, for example). Contrast that with the endless parade of freaks/guttersnipes which show their vitriol on a nightly basis over at MSNBC (add also a handful of Congresspersons like Alan Grayson) and it is an entirely different story in my book. I mean, I don't know about you folks but I wouldn't even want to be in the same damn room with people like Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, and Chris Hayes, never mind having to sit down and cut a deal with them.

6 comments:

dmarks said...

Liberals are but a shade of leftist. Just not as left wing as the hard leftists you condemn. Liberals have a lot of common sense concern for liberties and all that. The hardline leftists are all about the State, and damn everyone else.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

I kind of agree with Pat Condell in his assessment that a progressive is a liberal gone bad.

dmarks said...

Wherever Progressives have gone, it isn't good. Their zeal bakes both pragmatism and compassion right out of them.

Rational Nation USA said...

The founding fathers were LIBERALS. I'm positive the Brtitish and the Tories figured they went bad.

What progressives need is a powerful shot in the brain of Classical Liberalism. As do the conservatives.

dmarks said...

Strong agreement, Rational Nation....

dmarks said...

Yes Will... a liberal who had lost the value of liberty and became authoritarian.