The great goal of the backlash is to nurture a cultural class war, and the first step in doing so, as we have seen, is to deny the economic basis of social class. After all, you can hardly deride liberals as society’s "elite" or present the GOP as the party of the common man if you acknowledge the existence of the corporate world the power that creates the nation’s real elite, that dominates its real class system, and that wields the Republican Party as its personal political system.
I would have to point out in the strongest terms the autocracy of the Liberal structure and the cowardice of its members. I have never seen in all my examination of politics so degrading a spectacle as that of all these Liberals turning their coats in unison with their Chief, when they saw the chance to take power.pierre trudeau
Liberals do a great deal of talking about hearing other points of view, but it sometimes shocks them to learn that there are other points of view.buckley, william f., jr.
The combination of the Liberal and Labour Parties is much stronger than the Liberal Party would be if there were no third Party in existence. Many men who would in that case have voted for us voted on this occasion as the Labour Party told them i.e. for the Liberals. The Labour Party has "come to stay"...the existence of the third Party deprives us of the full benefits of the 'swing of the pendulum', introduces a new element into politics and confronts us with a new difficulty.austen chamberlain
In former days, when there were Whigs instead of Liberals, it was almost a rule of political life that all leading Whigs sould be uncles, brothers-in-law, or cousins to each other. This was pleasant and gave great consistency to the party; but the system has now gone out of vogue.Anthony Trollope
Liberals have shifted government into a position of being neutral between right and wrong. By concentrating power in government institutions, Liberals chisel at the three pillars of society: the family unit, work ethic and faith. That's not good for America.james g. watt
You've got to remember that west of Winnipeg the ridings the Liberals hold are dominated by people who are either recent Asian immigrants or recent migrants from eastern Canada: people who live in ghettos and who are not integrated into western Canadian society.stephen harper
Liberals retain a totemic attachment to the Freudian idea that traumatic toilet training is destiny.
Liberals can always be trusted to see God in Mumia Abu-Jamal and the devil in the Pope.
The core of the Marxist critique of capitalism is that although the individual capitalist is rational (as Liberals assume), the capitalist system itself is irrational.robert gilpin
It is a commonplace observation that Liberals believe in the perfectibility of man while conservatives believe in the endurance of original sin. Superficially, that would suggest that conservatives take a more understanding and indulgent view of individual lapses, while Liberals take a more harshly judgmental one. In fact, we know, quite the opposite is the case.William A. Henry III
There's a whole industry of conservatives saying, "Ah, it's those damn Liberals," and a whole group of Liberals saying, "It's all those damn conservatives"... If you tailor your news viewing, as some people are now doing, so that you only get one point of view, well of course you're going to think somebody else has got a different point of view, and it may be wrong.peter jennings
To complain about how the media are dominated by Liberals, Limbaugh has an hour a day on network television, an hour on cable, and a radio show syndicated by over 600 stations.michael parenti
I wanted to push the envelope, and I wanted to go so far as to actually offend both the Liberals and the right. I think I have succeeded.john roecker
"Bombing Afghanistan back into the Stone Age" was quite a favourite headline for some wobbly Liberals... But an instant's thought shows that Afghanistan is being, if anything, bombed OUT of the Stone Age.christopher hitchens
For Liberals, the observation that 'the peasants are revolting' is a pun. For conservatives, it is cause for uncharacteristic optimism. No matter how far the ideological pendulum swings in the short term, in the end the bedrock common sense of the American people will prevail.charles krauthammer
The only kind of marriage Liberals had ever glorified is the gay kind. But thanks to Michael Schiavo, the sanctity of marriage is fast becoming a liberal sacrament, with the proviso it has to involve 'mercy killing.' It took Michael Schiavo's devoted efforts to starve and dehydrate his wife to restore liberal faith in the institution.ilana mercer
Prosperity and penury do not turn on gyno-centric and gay matters. But leftist statists and libertarians of the left place these wedge issues at the forefront of the fight for freedom. [...] Every bit as bad as Liberals, "libertarian" political operators are prepared to shed political blood over any imagined sign of bigotry.ilana mercer
A free press is one where it's okay to state the conclusion you're led to by the evidence . One reason I'm in hot water is because my colleagues and I at NOW didn't play by the conventional rules of Beltway journalism . Those rules divide the world into Democrats & Republicans , Liberals & conservatives , and allow journalists to pretend they have done their job if instead of reporting the truth behind the news , they merely give each side an opportunity to spin the news.bill moyers
When Liberals' presidential nominees consistently fail to carry Kansas, Liberals do not rush to read a book titled "What's the Matter With Liberals' Nominees?" No, the book they turned into a bestseller is titled "What's the Matter With Kansas?" Notice a pattern here?George Will
While Liberals appeared to be safely in power, feminists could perhaps afford the luxury of defining Larry Flynt or Roman Polanski as Enemy Number One. Now that we have to cope with Jerry Falwell and Jesse Helms, a rethinking of priorities seems in order.ellen willis
The suicidally disgruntled were legion, And their enemies included any and all Americans, Brits, Canadians, Danes, et cetera; or, conversely, all Moslems, dark-skinned people, non-English-speakers, immigrants; all Catholics, fundamentalists, atheists; all Liberals, all conservatives...For such people the consummate act of moral clarity was a lynching or a suicide bombing, a fatwa or a pogrom. And they were ascendant now, rising like dark stars over a terminal landscape.robert charles wilson
The core of the Marxist critique of capitalism is that although the individual capitalist is rational (as Liberals assume), the capitalist system itself is irrational.
A free press is one where it's okay to state the conclusion you're led to by the evidence . One reason I'm in hot water is because my colleagues and I at NOW didn't play by the conventional rules of Beltway journalism . Those rules divide the world into Democrats & Republicans , Liberals & conservatives , and allow journalists to pretend they have done their job if instead of reporting the truth behind the news , they merely give each side an opportunity to spin the news.
We should never define Libertarian positions in terms coined by Liberals or conservatives nor as some variant of their positions. We are not fiscally conservative and socially liberal. We are Libertarians, who believe in individual liberty and personal responsibility on all issues at all times.
Probably nothing has done so much harm to the liberal cause as the wooden insistence of some Liberals on certain rough rules of thumb, above all the principle of laissez-faire .
I never use the words Democrats and Republicans . It's Liberals and Americans.
Indeed, Miss Manners has come to believe that the basic political division in this country is not between Liberals and conservatives but between those who believe that they should have a say in the love lives of strangers and those who do not.
Every campus, of course, also has its rabble of young "Liberals," who are forever making a din as they "demonstrate" for "world peash," "snivel rights," and the like, and who, if we may judge from their appearance and their yammering, are as afraid of war as they are of soap. I am sure that every student here present fully understands the importance of staying on the good side of the young "intellectuals" -- I mean the windward side, of course.
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