The worst lies of progressivism are its claims surrounding the fairness doctrine, or that government plays the mediator role between a boogeyman and the little man. It’s a crock, and it always has been.
Conservatives can never understand how — with myriad examples across history and the world — Americans can be fooled to believe the false promises of the left. I did my best to explain this from a historical and psychological point of view, making the case that progressivism appeals to the very worst of our human nature, i.e. our propensity to trade valuable delayed gratification for the less-useful and often harmful instant gratification.
Jim DeMint has tried a similar approach. Simply showing Americans it is a crock by highlighting actual policy, particularly a deeply unpopular policy — ObamaCare.
Unlike millions of Americans, lawmakers and their staff have a way to opt out of ObamaCare — it’s called retirement. In an interview with Greta Van Susteren, DeMint explains how Congress passed a provision of the law that allows them to avoid ObamaCare after they retire with a big fat pension, while the rest of us are stuck with ObamaCare and all its lack of choices — no matter what.