Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
A few months ago I wrote that liberals absolutely detest being called liberals.
Can’t stand it.
To them, it’s like spitting in their faces.
You are what you are, and yet the “L’ word sends liberals into orbit, thinking they’ve been insulted.
That’s why I read with glee the latest column from John Hawkins, professional blogger who runs Conservative Grapevine and Right Wing News.
Hawkins writes, “Conservatives genuinely believe that this is a center-right country. That's why conservatives have no qualms about being publicly labeled as conservatives and it's part of the reason why we're much more honest than the Left -- because we believe that a majority of the American people generally agree with us and share our values. So, those of us on the Right spend our time trying to explain to the American people what we really want to do, while the Left spends its time trying to hide what it really wants to do from the American people.”
Hawkins makes the outstanding point that liberals support programs and policies, not because of how effective they are, but based upon how they make the liberals feel. If they make the liberals feel all warm and snuggly inside, then no matter how expensive or ineffective the programs are, they get liberal approval.
Conservatives feel just the opposite. If a proposal is going to spend and waste large sums of money, conservatives will pan it. If a liberal can turn the cozy, fuzzy idea into a bumper sticker, count him in.
Most of the common sense world doesn’t operate the liberal way. Taxpayers aren’t about to back a program that will fail and costs an exorbitant amount of money. Liberals know this, so they are forced into lying about the wasteful spending agenda they support.
Hawkins writes, “Liberals have had to become habitually dishonest about what they believe and want to do to get their ideas put into action,” and as a result, can’t be trusted.
It’s a great column.