Europe’s center-right parties have embraced many ideas of the left: generous welfare benefits, nationalized health care, sharp restrictions on carbon emissions, the ceding of some sovereignty to the European Union. But they have won votes by promising to deliver more efficiently than the left, while working to lower taxes, improve financial regulation, and grapple with aging populations.
Rush Limbaugh‘s new meme? Stop accepting the Left’s premises:
The reason I wanted to take your call not for the praise that you just offered me because frankly I get that all the time all day, every day. I wanted to thank you because you’ve made an excellent point here that I have often — another thing that I have lamented for years, and that is, why in the world do we accept the premise on every issue that the left puts forth? …
Why do we let them set the agenda? “Well, Rush they won the election.” So? So what? Their agenda is damaging to the country; their agenda is dangerous; their agenda will wreck the opportunity for prosperity on the part of millions and millions and millions of Americans. Why accept that premise and start nibbling at it around the edges? Why let them set the agenda? I don’t.