Anyone in 2010 who still equates liberalism with freedom in any way is either completely misinformed or delusional. When I was a kid, I confused liberalism is what I now know is libertarianism or classical liberalism (before the progressive hijacking of the term). Despite its root word, there is no freedom in liberalism. Liberalism is government control of all aspects of life veiled in “noble” intentions so as to be more palatable to the naive. Every once in awhile, the rainbow-and-unicorn printed veil slips a bit and we are welcome to the ugly reality of liberalism. The ever gross Barney Frank was the honest liberal of the week:
posted at 9:59 pm on June 9, 2010 by Allahpundit
Glenn Beck retweeted this earlier on Twitter; the key bit comes at around 2:52. If you watch the whole clip, you’ll see he’s making an argument for why young voters disgruntled with the pace of “Change” (e.g., no DADT repeal yet, no public option, no troop withdrawal) shouldn’t stay home or vote GOP in protest. Rather, they should turn out in swarms and elect more Democrats so that the party can pass anything it likes. That’s what he means by giving Pelosi et al. “more authority,” I think — a bigger caucus, not expanded federal power. Then again, the left being what it is, a bigger Democratic caucus necessarily means expanded federal power, so consider this a creepy Kinsleyan gaffe in the same vein as Hillary’s many chill-inducing collectivist soundbites from Campaign 2008. No wonder the Constitution now comes with a disclaimer!