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Calvin Freiburger

Coulter & Caddell on Democrat Delusions

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Posted on January 27 2010 5:03 pm
Hailing from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Calvin Freiburger is a political science major at Hillsdale College. He also writes for the Hillsdale Forum and his personal website, Calvin Freiburger Online.
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After giving Sean Hannity a little grief over less-than stellar guest selection, I should credit him for giving us a more substantive segment last night, when he brought in the incomparable Ann Coulter and rare sane Democrat Pat Caddell to discuss the Democrats’ attempts to spin the meaning of Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts as opposed to what it really means.

Coulter:

These Democrats who say, “oh, Obama didn’t go far enough, we needed a single-payer plan with health care, or you didn’t go far enough with the bailout bills of Wall Street and the stimulus bill, we needed a bigger stimulus bill,” I-I really think they’re just trying to, um, hide what’s really going on from—I don’t even think from themselves; they can’t be that stupid, I mean you can’t run the experiment twice, but we do know that Martha Coakley ran on a single payer plan and we know that Scott, um, Brown ran specifically on being the 41st vote to kill it.  So I think that’s a very difficult argument to make…I noticed that all of the claims that the Democrats didn’t go far enough, they need a more left-wing, socialist healthcare plan, are not coming from people who have to stand for election.

Indeed.  Ever notice how a liberal victory usually signifies the next great advance in human evolution, yet conservative victories are never a repudiation of liberal ideas?  Oh sure, there’s some griping out there about how ObamaCare wasn’t an explicit, full-blown single-payer plan, or that the president hasn’t prioritized the gay lobby as much as he should, but there’s no question that, from his domestic agenda to the people he’s put in charge, Barack Obama’s presidency is a faithful, shining example of left-wing governance in action.

Caddell:

CNN had a poll saying that, asking about the Democrats losing their supermajority, whether that was a good thing or a bad thing, and it was 78% said it was a good thing for the country.  There’s a message in this election…right now, with 50% of the people in that same poll saying they’re angry at both political parties, I think the answer is they’d better work together, that’s what the country wants, and this idea that you can just jam things through won’t work!

The Democrats’ disregard for the people was another big factor.  It showed in both their knee-jerk demonization of ObamaCare opponents as extremists and in their attempt to rush through a massive bill without even bothering to read it or address concerns over constitutionality and cost.

Democrats may slow down and try to strike a more deferential posture now, but they can only act for so long.  Their true colors are what they revealed over the past year, and eventually they’ll revert back to impatient, ideological form.  The only question is: will the Republican Party be ready when they do?

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Hailing from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Calvin Freiburger is a political science major at Hillsdale College.  He also blogs at the Hillsdale Forum and his personal website, Calvin Freiburger Online.

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