"..we are too easily impressed by lofty political rhetoric and too little interested in the reality behind the words."
This is the biggest problem with the Left. Conservatives are results oriented, but Liberals are not. They push all kinds of agendas that sound good and make them feel good because "they are doing something to help _______". You fill in the blank. But the result of most of their actions are actually negative and make the situation worse or create a perpetual dependent. They don't fix the problems.