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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

When Liberals Think You Are Overspending, You are in Trouble

Liberals are like teenagers - grumpy and nihilistic, impetuous and overwrought, pathologically social yet narcissistic. So, when even the teenagers become concerned that dad has triple mortgaged the house, maxed out his credit cards, and a guy named Vinny is in the driveway with a billy club and a tow truck - you have to think ol' dad must be in a spot of trouble.

This all flashed through my mind as I fell off my chair watching SNL's hilarious spoof of Obama and his administration's profligacy. At one point, the Chinese president says through his interpreter: "you are not allowed to pay us back in clunkers." High comedy.

I remember in 1988 when SNL sent up then presidential candidate Michael Dukakis in a skit where he wanted to turn an aircraft carrier into a floating homeless shelter. I knew he was done.


garret seinen said...

Doug you are so right, when we start to laugh at them rather than cry for us, they are done.
Saw your AR write up. Its good. I haven't got time to do all the comments right now so I'll be back but I did something on AR myself some while back. It here if your interested, http://seine.thinkertothinker.com/2009/03/23/on-ayn-rand-my-view/

Doug Reich said...


I read your post and I think it was well done.

I especially like your point re the fact that she did not have a "fully developed Ayn Rand to show her the way" - a point often lost.

Thank you.