Libertarians/Conservatives like â€œJayâ€ and myself underestimate liberals/progressives â€” and what weâ€™re guilty of is projection. But when weâ€™re drunk and honest, we have to admit: Weâ€™re effing pikers. To restate more plainly: We donâ€™t want power, and donâ€™t know how to wield it. Weâ€™re pikers.
Progressives have no such qualms. Given power, theyâ€™ll take more and theyâ€™ll exercise it ruthlessly. Look at the Democrats in Congress these last two years. In not even 24 months, theyâ€™ve sunk to depths it took the Republican Congress six or more years to sink to. Their unpopularity levels are even worse than the Republicansâ€™ in 2006. And what will happen in November? The Democrats will win seats â€” because they know how to wield their power to deliver the goods to please their corrupt, greedy, grabby, needy base.
I do everything I’m doing because I want the government to leave me the hell alone.Â Sadly, there is no “leave me alone” constituency.Â Everyone wants to put their noses into my business, and tell me what to do in one form or another.Â The reason we lose politically is we have better things to do than to try to lord over others.Â Sadly, that lets the ones who want to do it take power.