Jeffry Kluger said:
“It’s a deep and certain truth about narcissistic personalities that to meet them is to love them, but to know them well is to find them unbearable. Confidence quickly curdles into arrogance; smarts turn to smugness, charm turns to smarm.”
It is also a deep and certain truth that Liberals possess all of the aforementioned qualities—if you can even bear to use the word quality in the same sentence as the word Liberal. It’s always been this way, but now, more than ever, I can actually see the transformation of Liberals before my eyes. In the face of polls, facts, anecdotal evidence, etc, they simply refuse to see what’s right in front of them.
With perfect timing, the Democrats have shown their true colors once again—this time, regarding the debt ceiling negotiation. According to a newly released NY Times poll, when asked the following question, Americans answered in an unexpected way—if you’re a Democrat:
“Which of these comes closest to your feelings about raising the debt ceiling now? 1. It should be raised without conditions, because the government must pay its existing bills and obligations; OR 2. It should be raised, but only with the condition that the government also cuts spending to offset it; OR 3. It should not be raised under any condition even if that means the U.S. could default on its loans and obligations.”
55% of those polled picked number two, that the debt ceiling should be raised, but only with cuts to spending that offset the raise. 24% don’t want the ceiling raised at all, even if that means default. Only 17% want the debt ceiling raised without conditions. A combined 79% either want spending cuts or don’t want the debt ceiling raised at all. Interesting.
In spite of these polls, the Democrats continue to argue that Americans hate Republicans for being so recalcitrant on this issue. Instead of actually listening to the American people—novel idea, I know—they just hurl insults and ad hominem attacks at Republicans, calling them anarchists and arsonists. The Democrats then proceed to ban any and all possible negotiations with Republicans. Who’s being recalcitrant now?
But it doesn’t matter. We’re dealing with narcissists. These are smug, self-assured, dangerously arrogant people. On the other side, we have a down to earth, articulate representative in Ted Cruz, who is as far from narcissistic as one can be. He was elected on the promise that he would try to stop Obamacare, and he did everything he could to do so.
There is an extraordinary difference between narcissism and altruism. We—as in all Americans—are generally so far removed from politicians that we can’t really distinguish between the two. It all looks the same. But Ted Cruz and the others that stand with him are providing us with such a strong contrast that we have no choice but to see the Democrats for what they really are. With this contrast so obvious, an uprising is in the making. Democrats have become so willing to flout facts that they have risked their power. Arrogance comes at a price when placed next to humility. Let’s get rid of these narcissistic, lying egomaniacs in 2014, and then take the White House in 2016. The Democrats have given us a golden opportunity through their hubris; let’s take it.