Then liberals act like they will be missed if they just quit. If they stopped becoming schoolteachers and social workers, there would be a shortage and one of two things would happen: either salaries would rise based on supply and demand, or their bosses would do more with fewer workers. These people are every bit as dispensable as Wall Street stockbrokers, but the stockbrokers freely admit this. Like professional athletes, they get as much as they can as quickly as they can because they know how quickly and easily they can be replaced.
The left takes a different tactic, which is to blame successful Republicans. First it was Richard Mellon Scaife, then Sheldon Adelson, and now the Koch brothers. All that these people did was work hard, become successful, and use their money to support causes they agree with. This is not a threat to democracy. This is democracy. Unlike George Soros, these conservative participants engage in the system legally.
Liberals are simply jealous that the Koch brothers with one phone call or check can do more than 10,000 frothing, hate-filled protesters. The liberals know they are a dying breed on the verge of irrelevance. This makes them even angrier. It would never occur to them to send the Koch brothers their resumes, put on a clean suit and tie, and get a better-paying job.
If liberals would stop yelling “Fox lies,” maybe they would consider applying for a job there as well. Mr. Ailes seems to want hard-working individuals.
Conservatives such as Tea Party attendees protest because everybody is taking too much. They want people to stop spending and cut back. This is selflessness. Liberal agitators protest because they want to take more from others who earned it. They made bad choices in life, and want conservatives to bail them out for letting idealism replace sound financial planning.
Liberals can either become conservatives and make money, or continue boring people to sleep with their crying about how unfair life is. Nobody asked them to go into low-paying careers. Nobody needs them to grow the economy. Nobody would miss them if they were gone.
Nobody is indispensable. Once liberals figure this out, they will cease to exist as liberals.
Until then, they will remain as unbalanced as the economies they are still trying to wreck by being themselves. Conservatives do not have time for such nonsense. We have actual work to do.
Eric Golub is a Brooklyn-born stockbrokerage and oil professional living in the People’s Republic of Los Angeles. His blog is the TYGRRRR EXPRESS and his three books are “Ideological Bigotry,” “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.” His interests include politics, football, the stock market, and Republican Jewish brunettes.