We have seen what rampant liberalism can do after these three-and-a-half years of misery. The left pushes an agenda that punishes success in order to spread the wealth around. It is important to know how some on the left operates:
1. President Obama
Give the former community organizer a second term in office and see the havoc that will follow. Unrestrained by political concerns, expect every possible left-wing policy to be enacted by executive order or through agency regulations. He already has taken us half-way to bureaucratic Gomorrah with his Obamacare travesty. The president has fulfilled his promise to transform America by making us more dependent on government.
2. George Soros
Most of the liberal infrastructure has been funded by financier George Soros. He has helped keep afloat such left-wing mainstays as Media Matters, Center for American Progress and Moveon.org., and donated heavily to the National Council of La Raza and Planned Parenthood. Funny how you don???t hear the left complain about the political influence of deep-pocketed donors when it comes to the billionaire sugar daddy for progressives.
3. Mainstream media
Led by the New York Times and the Washington Post, the mainstream media???which forgot to vet the presidential candidacy of Barack Obama in 2008???are making sure that no stone is left unturned when it comes to Mitt Romney. From Romney???s high school antics to his wife???s equestrian hobby, the supposedly objective media are trying to make scandals out of triviality while shedding no lights on a failed administration.
4. Harry Reid
The Senate majority leader is dangerous because he is virtually inert. The upper chamber passes nothing of consequence while sitting on bills passed by the House. Under his leadership, the Senate has not produced a budget in years???disregarding a statutory duty. Reid???s inaction fits right into Obama???s strategy of attacking a ???do-nothing Congress.???
5. Eric Holder
Under siege in the Fast and Furious scandal, the attorney general has dropped all pretenses and is brazenly using the DoJ to pursue a political agenda. The department filed suit against Arizona???s immigration law and Texas??? voter ID law and Holder continually plays the race card to excuse his power grabs. As the contempt of Congress charge plays out, expect Holder to play hardball and lash out at critics.
6. Hollywood stars
With George Clooney and Sarah Jessica Parker hosting Obama fundraisers, Hollywood is mobilizing to get Obama reelected. Michael Moore, Barbra Streisand, Alec Baldwin and others love to lecture the rest of us about global warming and the evils of Wall Street. How about boycotting a movie with a known progressive as the star?
7. Lisa Jackson
The Environmental Protection Agency, under the direction of Lisa Jackson, is moving to control aspects of daily life in ways never imagined when the agency was formed. From enacting rules to combat global warming to regulating workplace dust, the EPA is pushing an agenda that couldn???t get through Congress even when Democrats controlled it.
8. Big Labor
With pro-union Hilda Solis heading the Labor Department and the National Labor Relations Board stacked in its favor, President Obama has returned the favor for the support Big Labor supplied for his election. He will need the unions even more in order to return for a second term. With the rest of his base lagging in enthusiasm, it will take the dedication of paid-union goons to get out the vote.
9. Janet Napolitano
For all the yapping from progressives about President George W. Bush???s disregard for the Constitution and the evils of the PATRIOT Act, there is little being said about the vast expansion of the Department of Homeland Security under Secretary Janet Napolitano. From groping Transportation Safety Administration workers to drones monitoring America, the massive agency is increasingly eroding our freedoms while trying to protect them.
10. Nancy Pelosi
It will take years, if not decades, to undo the damage done by the spending spree during Pelosi???s tenure as speaker of the House. From 2006 to 2010, the nation racked up trillions of dollars in debt, largely due to spending bills initiated by Pelosi???s Democratic House majority. And without her strong-armed tactics, Obamacare never would have become law. Let us make sure in November that there is not a second act for a Speaker Pelosi.