It is often said about terrorism: “They only have to win once; we have to win every time.” That’s the most daunting part about stopping people who want to cause death and mayhem and have no concern for their own lives. We have to be one hundred percent perfect on stopping them, because if they succeed even once it’s a catastrophe. Looking at it that way, it’s almost a miracle we haven’t had more large-scale attacks on our home soil. Still, the terrorists will keep trying, and it seems almost inevitable that one day we’ll slip up again, and they’ll succeed.
It’s a lot like that with liberals. They keep coming at us with their new giant government programs, and conservatives have to defeat them every time. If we ever fail to block a new entitlement just once, then society will soon adjust around it, and it will permanently take root. After that, removing the entitlement would be like ripping a bottle away from a baby — politically infeasible. It’s there forever. Thus conservatives have to block liberals one hundred percent of the time, and if we as a country ever slip up and let liberals pass their giant new plans even once, we’re damaged forever. That’s why conservatives are so upset about the passage of ObamaCare.
So are liberals just like terrorists? Now, most people, when asked that question, would immediately answer, “Why, yes, of course.” All the obvious parallels are there. Both terrorists and liberals have an utter disdain for the average American, hate America and wish to destroy its freedoms, hate all our military interventions in the Middle East, dislike Israel, are suspicious of American patriotism, and are foul smelling. Plus, Americans would feel much safer if both were locked up somewhere in Cuba. Also, I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this, but the names of the leaders of the liberals and the terrorists are sort of similar: Osama and Obama.
No? Well, I thought they sounded alike.
Furthermore, both groups employ the strategy of suicide attacks. Terrorists will kill themselves to hurt Americans for the promise of sexy dames in the afterlife. Liberals in Congress appear willing to commit political suicide by cramming an unpopular health care bill down America’s throat for the promise of later living in a utopia where all the smart people like them get to make all the big decisions for everybody — the secular version of paradise.
So it does seem that liberals are exactly like terrorists, but I’m once again going to be the contrarian and say they are actually quite different. Yes, I wish it were so simple as treating liberals and terrorists the same and taking out the staff of Media Matters with a predator drone strike, but that’s not reality. The differences between liberals and terrorists are very important.