We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
...the president seems to fail to acknowledge that there are plenty of actions an individual can take to avoid becoming part of that growing crowd of "less fortunate." Instead, in Obama's world, there exists a simple zero-sum melodrama of victims and oppressors.
The genuflecting thing to selected foreign leaders that Obama does is so fundamentally not American. Every President I can remember has faced up proudly to foreign dignitaries, ready to shake their hands and discuss mutual problems. I can't imagine what is going on in Mr. O's strange little mind. Americans just don't do this. We face our friends proudly, and our enemies even more so.
Obama scorns offers of friendship and chases after the bad boys that just abuse him. Read some of Roissy in DC and it all becomes clear.
Obama is America's first female President.
His weapons-grade amoral narcissism is perfectly in line with modern American women. He's the equivalent of an Internet camwhore. Constantly bringing up fresh nonsense to keep people off balance. He follows "Rules for Radicals" instinctively, because it's just the codified tactics of a teen-age drama queen.
Anything that gets him attention is good. Anything.
>>>Wilkinson: Do Libertarians Have Anything Interesting to Say to Liberals?
Short answer: No.
Long answer: "If you can dupe us into thinking that your social liberalism is based in a love of liberty and not in an intentional plan to erode existing social institutions and create entire classes of people dependent on the Government, we'll happily vote for you because we're a bit intellectually shallow and Southern Baptists just aren't really our style so that justifies voting for the people who just gave us nationalized health care. Plus sometimes our thinking is a little unclear because we liberaltarians smoke a lot of pot. I mean a **lot**dude. A way lot. Like more than you can imagine."
Republicans stink, but at least the premise of the party isn't that the Government is the solution to all the problems in life. As Rand would point out, Wilkinson and the rest of the dismal liberaltarian project need to check the premises here.
And don't get me wrong. I'm more libertarian than conservative. It's just that I think this "liberaltarian" project Wilkinson and a couple other useful idiots are working on is sheer folly aimed only at duping well meaning people into voting for a party that is diametrically opposed to what they believe in.