Conservatives are seizing on a new report that poverty is reaching the highest levels since the 1960s-era War on Poverty began and also the lack of calls for gun control following last Friday’s mass shooting in a Colorado movie theater showing the new Batman movie.
“Certainly liberalism is dead,” said R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., author of a new book, “The Death of Liberalism.”
Giddy Conservatives told Secrets that the failure of the two crown jewels of liberalism, ending poverty and limiting gun ownership, are a sign of a political sea change in the nation.
What’s more, they credit Obama for the shift, noting that since he slapped gun owners in 2008, he has backed away from calling for limits, even during his weekend meeting with the families of the Colorado shooting victims. They also point to the growth of welfare and food stamp usage under Obama.
I read the book and recommend it. Mr. Tyrrell does a wonderful job explaining liberal lunacy and failure. Central to liberal failure is the renunciation of personal responsibility; one should govern himself and adhere to the golden rule. Why relinquish your liberty to the tyranny of a faceless bureaucracy that only knows how to serve itself rather than the people it bleeds for sustenance?
Obama breeds dependency for votes. Let’s see if his strategy works come November.