The public overwhelmingly believes the country is headed in the wrong direction, that current economic policies aren't working, that President Obama is doing a bad job, that government should be smaller and that ObamaCare should be repealed. But not Democrats.
On issue after issue, in fact, Democrats are the outliers by wide margins, according to an analysis of the December IBD/TIPP survey...
They are, by and large, Pollyanna-ish about the economy, they can see no evil when it comes to Obama or ObamaCare, and they are extremists when it comes to the size and role of the federal government... To get a sense of just how out to lunch Democrats are these days, consider:
The economy is barely moving after four years of Obama's "recovery," there are millions who've given up looking for work, household incomes are down and poverty is up.
Not surprisingly, 64% of the public says the country is headed in the wrong direction — 71% of independents say this. But those who identify themselves as Democrats are positively upbeat. Two-thirds, in fact, are perfectly satisfied with the country's direction.
Nor are Democrats willing to entertain any doubts about Obama. Overall, his approval rating is just 40% — just 31% of independents give him a thumbs-up. But a ridiculously high 80% of Democrats like the job Obama's doing.
While some believe that liberalism is a mental disorder, I feel differently.
a religious cult, a primitive and fanactical faith in the primacy of the state.
No matter the lessons of thousands of years of human history, of countless experiences with logic, reason, law, economics, and philosophy, the modern liberal doesn't care.
He or she has blind faith.
When reality intrudes on their delusions, as it does daily -- most recently in the case of the Obamacare debacle -- they look for scapegoats and devils. Never will they turn introspective. Never will they examine the scorecard for their myriad, paradasiacal programs. Never will they review the human toll of their social experiments. Never will they examine the endgame of their fanaticism, which always resembles inner-city Chicago, Detroit or Washington, D.C.
For to do so would be to cast away their idols. It would be to reject their false prophets. It would be to dismiss their own radicalism.
And this the radical left cannot do.
Hat tips: TPNN and BadBlue Real-Time News.