One of the foremost accusations employed by the Left is the constantly reiterated mantra of, “The right is completely unwilling to compromise and insists on ‘my way or the highway'”. It is reasonable to assume that whatever complaint the Left chooses for its attack du jour reflects the insidious tactics that they have baldly practiced for years and are employing this time worn but effective practice of charging others with misbehavior in order to shift attention from their own activities.
Such a depiction will certainly engender hysterical denial from the Obama crowd and its sycophants, but I offer as proof the most recent proclamation from Andrew Cuomo, New York State’s governor and Bloomberg’s nanny-successor, regarding Republican opposition to his agenda.
“Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault weapon, anti gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”
Ah, if you do not agree with one of the icons of modern liberalism then you are not welcome in “Mr. Cuomo’s neighborhood” and should make immediate plans to reside elsewhere (or be relocated by jack-booted members of the Governor’s task force for political correctness?).
Mr. Cuomo, through exaggeration and identity politics, has managed to vilify anyone not in favor of abortion at any level of pregnancy, desiring to maintain their 2nd Amendment Rights (for the one-thousandth time, there is no such thing as an “assault weapon” – an appellation which could conceivably cover anything from a cap-and-ball musket to a kitchen fork if used in an assault) and those who for any reason do not emphatically embrace the “alternative lifestyle” of homosexuality.
Now I am speculating that in the entire state of New York there must be a few people who fit part or all of that criteria. And their elected representative has just made it abundantly clear that he has no intent to represent those citizens and indeed believes that they should be treated as indecent and illegitimate and not only ostracized but banished from the realm of the enlightened and tolerant.
At least Mr. Cuomo has tossed away the mask that Liberal progressive Democrats prefer to utilize in hiding their basic desire to dictate and control. Indeed, to find a more flamboyant example of arrogance and imperialism one would probably have to visit a certain Pennsylvania Avenue location.
But this should come as no real surprise. Democratic intransigence, ambition and ruthlessness in promoting their “humanitarian” projects such as income equality, abortion rights, “social justice”, non-discrimination (applied to a galaxy of minority considerations) and the growth of the welfare state have expanded to the point where there are no recognizable boundaries.
And yet the demands increase – the latest unfathomable extension being the insistence of the Obama nation that quitting one’s job in order to obtain Obamacare is actually a gift of freedom for those sensitive souls who suffer “job lock” from the demands of an unpalatable work opportunity.
America is descending into a Orwellian dictatorship that “Newspeak” failed to picture, yet for the Democratic progressive Left no attempt at restoring sanity is deemed acceptable. Compliance is demanded, but even when delivered turns out to be “never enough”.