I am unable to post much for a few days. I had a bad fall a couple weeks ago and was far more injured than I realized. As a result, my doctor has put me on bed rest until I see the orthopedic guy. I’m really not even supposed to be sitting here in my office. So, before I go lie down and put my knee up, I thought I’d go back to the Dianny Rants Archives and pull out a column from two years ago.
I find this topic relevant today given Hillary Clinton’s fearmongering over Donald Trump. One of her go-to arguments is “We can’t go back. We can’t turn back the clock on the progress we’ve made.”
This is the Standard Leftist Mantra: We can’t go back.
Progressives don’t care if the progress they’ve made is detrimental to our country, our society or our culture. Progress is always preferred, even if that progress is regressive.
“We can’t go back” is always their defense when their policies fail.
Liberals are like the guy who won’t pull over and ask for directions. Sure, he was trying to get to Miami Beach. And driving west on I-90 didn’t get him there, but heaven forbid he turn around and go back to get on the right road. Instead, he just keeps driving until he hits Seattle — all the way proclaiming, “We can’t go back! Look at how far we’ve gone!”
We can’t go back! Even when things fall apart, don’t go back and fix them. Because … progress!!!
It doesn’t matter to Hillary that nearly 2/3 of the American people believe this country is headed in the wrong direction. We can’t go back! We can’t give up on the progress we have made.
This column is now available in my second collection of columns, RANT 2.0: Even More Politics & Snark in the Age of Obama.
We Can’t Go Back – June 2, 2014
Last week, Michelle “Tamales” Obama penned an op-ed for the New York Times.
It’s getting so they’ll let anybody publish something in that rag.
Michelle is hopping mad. Yes, she is so angry that she just might need to take a little vacation to cool down.
Seems that the House of Representatives is considering making her draconian mandatory universal school lunch restrictions voluntary.
Oh, the HUMANITY!!!!
To expect sovereign, free citizens to make the choices of what food their children eat without the heavy hand of government mandate?!
What kind of crazy world is that?!
Parents making the decisions for their children?!!!
Oh, sweet merciful Zeus!!!
So, Michelle, a woman nobody elected to anything, a woman who holds no Cabinet position in the Executive Branch, felt the need to hector us once again, this time from the pages of the New York Times.
On the plus side, with the slide in readership the Times has been experiencing, not many people read it.
The noted nutritionist Michelle opened her screed thus:
“When we began our Let’s Move! initiative four years ago, we set one simple but ambitious goal: to end the epidemic of childhood obesity in a generation so that kids born today will grow up healthy.”
Ah, yes. Like a typical Liberal, Michelle Obama lives under the illusion that government mandates can end epidemics. If only some benevolent, all-knowing Government would guide us like pliant sheep, we could all have a body like Shakira or Mark Walberg.
Government also began the War on Poverty ostensibly to end poverty in America. Fifty years later the percentage of Americans in poverty is exactly the same today as it was in 1964 when the War on Poverty fired its openly salvo.
But of course, we all know that the War on Poverty wasn’t a war to end poverty, but to create a permanent under-class, unmoored from the family unit, unmoored from the civil society, and forevermore dependent upon Government.
And what was the hue and cry when the Gingrich House of Representatives passed Welfare Reform to encourage Americans on Government dependence to work their way off?
We can’t go back! We can’t go back to the days when people lived in poverty!!
What they didn’t tell you was, the poverty rate was on the decline prior to the start of the 1964 “War on Poverty.” It only began to climb again after Government made it easier for people to stop doing for themselves and start looking to Government for aid.
The Obama Administration believed they could reform our healthcare system to make healthcare affordable.
Well, Obamacare is now in effect and insurance premiums have skyrocketed. People who had plans they could afford, lost those plans because insurance companies could no longer offer them under the iron regulations of Obamacare. And the replacement policies they found were more expensive, more onerous, and often had less coverage than their previous plans, not to mention having higher deductibles.
But when conservatives call for repeal of Obamacare, what is the counter?
We can’t go back!! We will not go back to the days when healthcare was expensive! We have made so much progress and we will not go back!!!
Obama has destroyed our economy. The number of people out of the labor force is the highest it has ever been. Over 92.5 million Americans who could work don’t work. Food Stamps are at a record high — exceeding the total combined population of Texas and New York. Over 11 million people are on Disability — or better put, as many people as the entire state of Ohio.
And what is Obama’s argument?
We can’t go back! We can’t go back to the economy of the previous thirty years!
This is the Liberal Mantra.
We Can’t Go Back!
Liberals have only one gear: Forward!!!
They continue heading down their road of miserable failure no matter what. We can’t go back! We won’t go back!
It doesn’t matter if their policies are destroying our economy, destroying the family, destroying schools, destroying our military.
We can’t go back!!
So, despite the fact that schools around the country are having to cut back on other budgetary items to adhere to Michelle’s lunch mandates, despite the fact that kids don’t want that crap they are feeding them, we can’t go back!
Said the noted child food expert:
“But unfortunately, we’re now seeing attempts in Congress to undo so much of what we’ve accomplished on behalf of our children.”
Pointing out the obvious like, “Listen, nobody likes the food, school districts can’t afford it and, really, school policy should be determined by the community. So let’s stop this madness now before schools find themselves in even more financial difficulty,” is met with, “NO! We can’t go back!!!”
Michelle, the unelected, unappointed, unconfirmed First Lady is demanding that the House of Representatives not represent the people in their districts, but rather, bend to her will.
Michelle is very much like her husband in this respect.
The will of the people. The consent of the governed. These concepts are impossible for her to grasp. Because she is a Liberal. The individual sovereignty upon which our entire system of government was established is vile and disgusting to Michelle. Parents shouldn’t make decisions for their children. Local communities shouldn’t make the decisions for their schools.
Government is the only source of wisdom and right-thinking.
And any attempts to restore this nation to the Representative Republic that was founded must be stopped. We can’t go back!!! We can’t go back to our Constitution or the Separation of Powers, or Individual Liberty or Private Property. We can’t go back!!!
But of course we can’t.
They have a nation to conquer. They have a people to subjugate. They have to turn us from sovereign individuals to somnambulant sheep.
This is how Liberals roll.
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