I said I was going to stop commenting on the Morning Joe show, but it's too rich with moderate obscurantism and Leftist propaganda, plus, the Big Government Republicans who come on are priceless in the way they spout conflicting convictions with such ease. I'm going to start calling all of them statists -- because moderates, Big Government Republicans, social conservatives, liberal, progressives, they all want a powerful State that violates individual rights at will when it fits their different purposes.
This morning the statist extraordinaire, Carl "The Mouth" Bernstein, was on, and he was blustering about conservatives being the biggest obstacle to peace and agreement in Washinton DC -- if only the conservatives would see the progressive truth, there would be no conflict. Bernstein bemoaned the lack of progress due to resistant conservatives. Bernstein is a partisan hack, and I can even see the pain in Joe's face when Bernstein comes on. There must be some dirt Bernstein has on MSNBC that causes them to bring him back. It was really a funny segment -- Bernstein is priceless, too.
Governor Ed Rendell was on, and he resisted Bernstein's push to call the conservatives the biggest obstacle, at first, but like a good politician and propagandist he said Bernstein made a great point about the conservative ideology. The Left's propaganda strategy is an old one, smear and demonize, both civilly and uncivilly, so there is a good confusing mixture of pretend cooperation and passion. Paul Krugman wrote recently that Uncivil resistance to the morally bankrupt conservatives is the best route.
The main thing for the Left is to get Obama re-elected and take back the House, so that their statist plans can be implemented full force -- oh, the joy. I'm afriad the small band of New Republicans trying to cut spending and limit the power are outnumbered. We need a third party -- I had this epiphany once again yesterday -- a third party is the only solution.