There was a time in western democracies when liberals were pleasant people/politicians who genuinely wanted the best for the greatest number of citizens, and were willing to work within a representative government to achieve their goals. In retrospect it seems that this period of innocence on the part of liberals and the un-liberal changes they’ve undergone in recent years is related to their influential positions in government and the press/media, because now that there is a leftist-liberal/progressive president in the U.S.and the major sources of “news” are largely liberal they exert maximum control over the news and actively seek control over what we, as citizens, say and do.
We can no longer have manger scenes at Christmas. We can no longer fly the flag most places for fear of offending someone. A cross representing a tribute to American soldiers is prohibited. We must say “work-place violence” when speaking of a terrorist attack at a military base. We must not state that we are a Christian nation. Obama denies that the ISIS terrorist group is Islamic (even though they think they are). Obamacare is good, period. News about Jonathan Gruber is not allowed on some major cable news channels. Bob Beckel has repeatedly stated that if it were his decision to make, the government would completely control healthcare in America (he would allow no freedom of choice, no competition of thought, and it appears that liberals in the media won’t report stories contrary to this liberal opinion). The IRS “lost” emails to and from Lois Lerner concerning the denial of tax exempt status for conservative groups and all we get from the liberal press is an “oops, too bad, let’s move on” response. Four Americans are killed in Benghazi and it’s another “oops, darn those nasty demonstrators”. Obama lies about everything, every time and the liberal press never complains and often doesn’t even admit that lies have been told, and when it becomes overwhelmingly obvious Obama has told another lie, it’s always “both sides do it” (when Nixon was lying about Watergate conservatives complained loudly about it and opposed Nixon for being so corrupt but never tried to lessen Nixon’s offense by saying that “both sides do it”), but liberals are silent about Obama’s lies.
Modern day liberals/progressives are dangerous and intolerant and are a threat to a free, democratic society. Once they are installed in positions of power they see themselves as owning that position and won’t allow the thought of a conservative being elected to it (remember the “Kennedy” Senate seat from Massachusetts vacated by the deceased Senator? The message was: Conservatives need not apply).
It may be that only conservatives of a “certain age” will recall the televised news conference held by Richard Nixon during the Watergate era in which Dan Rather screamed at the top of his voice “when are you going to tell the truth?” The press is no longer demanding the truth when their guy is president. But we conservatives at that time agreed that Nixon was wrong, and he soon resigned his office and left the national scene. Obama would never, ever, under any circumstances resign the presidency; he has too many more “fundamental changes” to make to America in his last two years and nothing will stand in his way of destroying this nation.
The more control liberals/progressives get, the more they want and the more dangerous they become.