liberal-masksLiberals and their conservative disguises

August 31, 2011 | Articles

Liberal politicians and activists have a lot of support for their message – academia, media, Hollywood, government bureaucracies – we all know the landscape.

What isn’t always said as clearly, and certainly not as often, is that they’d have absolutely no chance without these huge competitive advantages. The reason is simple.

Issue by issue, polling confirms that the United States of America is a conservative nation. A solid majority of Americans take conservative positions on virtually every issue. This explains many things.

First, it explains why the hard left - proudly anti-American, counter-culture citizens - strongly support candidates that don’t present themselves as anti-American or counter-culture. The liberal base allows their politicians to conceal themselves because a conservative electorate like ours won’t elect radical candidates.

So sure, Bill and Hillary took the “hippy” costumes off and put on a “square” costumes, but that was just because they had to appeal to at least some squares to be elected in a mostly-square nation.

Correctly, nobody was ever under the impression the Clintons had become squares; they just had to clean up to succeed in politics.

No, it’s because the majority of Americans are conservative that the side-by-side of liberals in their twenties, then later as politicians, is always such a contrast. There is no such contrast on the other side.

Take Obama, for example. The people who are the most disgusted at America as it is - call them the “Michael Moore Gallery” - were head over heels in love with Obama in 2008.

But think about that for a minute. Why didn’t it seem odd to us that Obama, who wasn’t spilling vitriol about America, was so loved people who spill vitriol about America as a way of life? It should have seemed odd but it didn’t.

Americans have a gut-level understanding of how liberals work: one of the necessary components for liberal success is a good conservative impersonation.

The same dynamic is true throughout liberal America. The conservative airs they put on are their Trojan horse, helpful so we don’t dismiss them out of hand. Sometimes it’s very deceptive.

Such is the case even in Texas, with political organizations. You have to be careful that seemingly conservative organizations aren’t really liberals looking to gain our trust, then damage real conservatives when the time is right.

In an election, the conservative canddiate may be 5 points ahead. “Conservative” criticism on him by an organization like this, with the help of a third party candidate, can be enough to give the liberal victory even in a conservative district.

We’ll consider an organization like this later in the week.


Weston Hicks

Weston Hicks researches and writes about associations in the Texas political realm, media choices, and political strategy. He has a B.A. in History from the University of Texas at El Paso and a J.D. from University of Texas School of Law. He enjoys spending time with wife and five children, reading, and playing sports outide. You can reach him at [email protected]