Liberals aren’t extremists. They are sensible people. Unlike the extremists, who are on the right, they know what they’re talking about.
President Obama is not just a liberal. He’s a Leftist. So that would make Obama very sensible.
And liberals – I’m sorry, sensible people – obey the experts.
Speaking at a White House press conference a week ago with British PM David Cameron, Obama sought to emphasize that the deal he strikes with Iran will be utterly verifiable, which I might believe except for the fact that I CAN’T KEEP MY DOCTOR EVEN THOUGH I LIKE MY DOCTOR.
Know what I mean?
Anyway, Obama said:
Anything that we do, any deal that we arrive at — if we were to arrive at one — would be subject to scrutiny across the board, not just by members of Congress, but more importantly, by people who actually know how the technical aspects of nuclear programs can advance and how we can effectively verify in the most rigorous way possible that the terms of the deal are being met.
Now, do you see where the problem is here?
It’s here: not just by members of Congress, but more importantly, by people who actually know . . .
This statement is at the heart of what liberals believe versus what conservatives believe. I’m sorry, what sensible people believe versus what people who are not sensible believe.
You see, the liberal specimen does not trust average people. He doesn’t trust them to care for themselves, or to care for others. Because he knows that they are like children – less knowledgeable and capable than himself. They must be provided succor, told what’s best for them, and generally condescended to for their own good and to increase the chances they will survive, a task to which they are unsuited.
And so the liberal instead only trusts either other sensible, intelligent people like himself, or a class of humans known as “the experts.”
The liberal himself is an expert on many things, and we know this because he will freely inform us of it. But sometimes, the experts, with their rarified knowledge about a particular field, must be enlisted to provide extra knowledge.
Now, there’s nothing wrong with experts. Conservatives – I’m sorry, extremists – like experts too. Except conservatives believe the experts are there to serve the people. To provide them with good advice that people, capable as they are, can use to make decisions. Experts, after all, often disagree.
For the liberal, experts are not here to advise. They are here to rule! Experts rule! Because they’ve done the research, and they know what’s best for you. You may have voted for one policy, but if an expert has devised a different policy, well then, that’s your policy!
JUST BECAUSE YOU VOTED FOR THE WRONG PERSON DOESN’T MEAN YOU SHOULDN’T LISTEN TO THE EXPERTS.
Experts often can be found in government bureaucracies, where they sit tight, sometimes for decades, and run their models and perform their calculations. When Republicans are in charge, they don’t have quite enough to do, and they bide their time. But when someone like Obama takes over, well, presto! Their expertise is now eagerly plucked by White House officials and used to whip the masses into electric vehicles.
Now, a sensible person like Obama understands that Congress, representing the people as it does, cannot possibly know what it’s talking about, because the people themselves don’t know what they are talking about.
The problem is, while Obama understands it, James Madison didn’t get that you should probably be required to have a PhD to serve in Congress, and so it’s nowhere in the Constitution.
And so, Congress and the Constitution are quaint institutions that, while fun to learn about in school, hardly seem to appreciate the need for experts to make decisions.
But Obama appreciates it. That’s how he could let loose a statement like, not just by members of Congress, but more importantly, by people who actually know. Because he has contempt for Congress. Because they are not part of the feudal class of Mandarins in the bureaucracy, along with their colleagues on special outside task forces, who actually should be in charge.
So don’t mess with the experts. Do you presume to criticize the great Oz, you ungrateful creatures?
Unruly things like Congress, market forces, and democracy must be overruled in favor of five-year plans and, even better, six-year plans. Human behavior will adapt to the grand schemes of the people who actually know what to do. Sensible people.
Earth hasn’t warmed is 16 years? Don’t believe your eyes. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. Look over there to the work of the wizards, who say climate change is right on track.
The Senate won’t be permitted by Obama to review the Iran treaty. Because, as Obama said last Friday, “it’s my team that’s at the table. We are steeped in this stuff day in, day out.” Leave it to the experts.
This is why Obama wasn’t the least bit serious during the State of the Union when he said he wanted to involve Congress in his business.
So butt out, Congress, Okay? You, and the people you represent, don’t get it. I mean, please, be sensible.
But the people do know what they’re talking about. They need only to choose among the wizards, or ignore them altogether. Because they can click their own heels all by themselves, and go back home, to Kansas.