This wouldn't be so bad if the media weren't complicit in this charade. As exhibit A, I cite an article in New Geography in which the author lamented "the gradual descent of the middle class into proletarian status" as "the biggest issue facing the American economy, and our political system." No. The biggest issue facing this economy is Barack Obama and his war on the economy and jobs -- e.g., his latest unilateral minimum wage hike, which experts say will kill a half-million jobs; Obamacare, which will cost the equivalent of 2.5 million more; his punitive taxes; his spending; his regulations; and his war on energy. He is the problem, not the uncontrollable, irreversible forces. Give me a break. This kind of story is all over the media: The perennially depressed Obama economy is not Obama's fault; it's not even Obama's economy. He can't help it; America is just going to hell, and it's beyond anyone's control.
Bull. America is not over; we can return to pro-growth policies if we summon the requisite political will. We can reduce our spending and taxes, reform entitlements, quit throwing money away on failed projects, and quit stirring up Americans against one another and inciting growth-paralyzing envy and resentment among groups of Americans. We do not have to resign ourselves to the fatalistic determinism Obama liberals are foisting on us simply because they refuse to accept responsibility for their policies and to join with us in reversing them.
Instructively, this isn't the first time in my adult life that I've witnessed this attitude of resignation to a crippling, permanent malaise allegedly beyond our control. During the Carter years, liberals were in unison in declaring America over instead of acknowledging that Jimmy Carter was a miserably failed president.
Once again, many liberals are in denial over their policy failures because they simply can't digest the possibility that liberalism doesn't work. Others do realize it at least a little bit but don't care very much, as long as they can continue to increase government control, redistribute income and otherwise advance their statist agenda. Some are impervious to the reality that capitalism facilitates prosperity; others understand it but happily oppose it anyway because they prefer the spreading of misery to great disparities in income, which their own policies, ironically, exacerbate.
Ronald Reagan refused to accept liberalism's fatalism and its death sentence on America and brought this country roaring back in remarkably short order. With the proper leadership from those who believe in America, we can do it again. We must do it again!