Liberalism has a big problem

Liberalism has a big problem

There are 584 comments on the washingtonpost.com story from Mar 19, 2013, titled Liberalism has a big problem. In it, washingtonpost.com reports that:

Conservatives have their problems these days, but these issues are actually mild compared to the really big problem at the core of liberal statism.

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Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#1 Mar 19, 2013
Love this comment from the article -

Conservatives need to empathize, readjust some applications of conservatism and talk like regular people.

Yes,there is alot of rebranding, retoning, reframing and repainting to do!
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#2 Mar 19, 2013
The "big problem" is re-branding the GOP. Heal thy self before dis-ing Democrats, losers.
The Law

Prescott Valley, AZ

#3 Mar 19, 2013
You only have to look at that Rat Bag B-Hatch PeeLousy to know the author is right.
"Conservatives have issues but liberals have a huge problem: Their ideology doesn't work."
Like Margaret Thatcher said - "Liberalism is great until you run out of other people's money".
Ask Greece, Spain, Portugal or Cyprus how their spending plans are working...
Or ask Obama when he finally plans on doing something positive for the US.. and he can.. THE POS coul;d RESIGN!!!
The Law

Prescott Valley, AZ

#4 Mar 19, 2013
Lance Winslow wrote:
Heal thy self before dis-ing Democrat losers.
I'm healed - Up yours you DemocRAT loser!
Your Ex

United States

#5 Mar 19, 2013
Awesome rambling.
She gets paid for this kind of crap?

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#6 Mar 19, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
Love this comment from the article -
Conservatives need to empathize, readjust some applications of conservatism and talk like regular people.
Yes,there is alot of rebranding, retoning, reframing and repainting to do!
Carney Won't Say Whether Obama Will Cut Back on Lavish Vacations, Golf Trips... dispite his claims on sequester cuts.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#7 Mar 19, 2013
Lance Winslow wrote:
The "big problem" is re-branding the GOP. Heal thy self before dis-ing Democrats, losers.
We din't elect Obama......twice. See a shrink.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#8 Mar 19, 2013
The Law wrote:
You only have to look at that Rat Bag B-Hatch PeeLousy to know the author is right.
"Conservatives have issues but liberals have a huge problem: Their ideology doesn't work."
Like Margaret Thatcher said - "Liberalism is great until you run out of other people's money".
Ask Greece, Spain, Portugal or Cyprus how their spending plans are working...
Or ask Obama when he finally plans on doing something positive for the US.. and he can.. THE POS coul;d RESIGN!!!
He might if we give him a big jet, pay millions for fuel and a lifetime paycheck.......he would never know the difference.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#9 Mar 19, 2013
When the last corporation flees the USA and the last Rich person is taxed into poverty, who are the Liberals going to get to pay for all their free stuff?

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#10 Mar 19, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>We din't elect Obama......twice. See a shrink.
You didn't elect Mittens at all, loser.
Four more years of teabag tears.

Who's got the problem? DUMBOSPAMBOT

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#11 Mar 19, 2013
Lance Winslow wrote:
The "big problem" is re-branding the GOP. Heal thy self before dis-ing Democrats, losers.
Democrat policies will "work" as long as there is enough rich stupid enough to hang around and get fleeced.
see the light

United States

#12 Mar 19, 2013
Lance Winslow wrote:
The "big problem" is re-branding the GOP. Heal thy self before dis-ing Democrats, losers.
You said it-Dems are losers. I don't mean in winning, cause they commit voting fraud big time but I mean they have no ideas for American's that are any good.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#13 Mar 19, 2013
Not sure why the Post employs this ugly, obnoxious rightie bee-yotch, other than for comic relief.

I mean, listen to this tired, ridiculous boilerplate:

"David Brooks puts it as succinctly as anyone when he writes that “the entire Democratic governing vision, from President Obama on down, is based on the notion that we can have a growing welfare state and pay for it by taxing the top 2 percent.” This is impossible, as he notes, since there are not enough rich people to pay for all of that and you wind up with negative “long-term changes in social norms, behavior and growth.” The alternative is to raise taxes on everyone, which makes liberalism more honest but politically unfeasible."

No, idiotheads, if we have a "growing welfare state" at all it's because the GOPee and corporate Dems and Big Business have MOVED ALL OUR JOBS OUT OF COUNTRY for bigger profits. Less manufacturing base = fewer, lower-paying jobs = less in tax revenues = more in government payouts. Surely even dimwitted rightie twits like Rubin and Brooks could grasp these simple facts?

notice the utter lack of discussion of increasing revenues, cutting waste, cutting "Defense" (but I repeat myself), etc. Note the obsession with the "welfare state" and blaming it all on the poor and on minorities, while the wealthy and big corporations continue to get ALL sorts of tax breaks, privileges, etc. from these same folks.

Liberalism ran things just fine until the Reagan Reaction in the '80s, when the far right began to hijack government and the debate over how to govern. And with the religiuos right, the tea party, and Libertarians out there adding to the noise quotient, things are only getting worse. The GOPee actually seeks to DESTROY governmetn as we know it, no matter the effect on our economy and on Americans.

This article is disgusting, but typical of the crap the right is fililng the media with. The Post needs to dump this hag ASAP.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#14 Mar 19, 2013
californio wrote:
When the last corporation flees the USA and the last Rich person is taxed into poverty, who are the Liberals going to get to pay for all their free stuff?
Taxes on the rich have decreased ever since WWII, and are at modern lows in the 30% range. Corporations departures have been aided by Governmetn, especially Republicans, and have been for profit, not as a reaction to taxes.

Why can't you guys tell the truth? Do you just not know what's going on???

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#15 Mar 19, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>We din't elect Obama......twice. See a shrink.
AMERICANS did. Sadly, you and your ideology and party are the ENEMIES of Americans.

“Baby Obama”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#16 Mar 19, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Who's got the problem?
All of us.

The Republic won't last another 2 years.

We're all f*cked.

Even you fools that voted for That Man.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#17 Mar 19, 2013
The Law wrote:
You only have to look at that Rat Bag B-Hatch PeeLousy to know the author is right.
"Conservatives have issues but liberals have a huge problem: Their ideology doesn't work."
Like Margaret Thatcher said - "Liberalism is great until you run out of other people's money".
Ask Greece, Spain, Portugal or Cyprus how their spending plans are working...
Or ask Obama when he finally plans on doing something positive for the US.. and he can.. THE POS coul;d RESIGN!!!
of course you can't actually show anything wrong with Pelosi OR her ideology...you just hate her and make sexist comments. Why? You're stupid.

Maggie Thatcher was a notorious human-rights violater and should be in jail for it still.

Greece, Spain et. al. have economic problems because of European bank-based austerity, the same idiocy the GOPee wants to impose here. It's economic suicide.

Obama's doing some positive things - try it yourself, rightie liar.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#18 Mar 19, 2013
Space Cowboy wrote:
<quoted text>
All of us.
The Republic won't last another 2 years.
We're all f*cked.
Even you fools that voted for That Man.
More anti-Americanism and blame-passing by one of Topix' biggest and most obnoxious idiots, I see.

Are you ever going to start making positive, intelligent contributions here? Didn't think so..

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#19 Mar 19, 2013
californio wrote:
When the last corporation flees the USA and the last Rich person is taxed into poverty, who are the Liberals going to get to pay for all their free stuff?
I don't know, by then the world will already be broke and we will all be fighting for food and survival, the only money will be bullets, they will be like diamonds and gold.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#20 Mar 19, 2013
LookingToEscape wrote:
<quoted text>
Democrat policies will "work" as long as there is enough rich stupid enough to hang around and get fleeced.
Taxes on the rich are at all-time lows, idiot. Learn the facts before you bloviate...

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