'The Death of Liberalism'
Author R. Emmett Tyrrell on his new book
- Duration 4:53
- Date May 9, 2012
Author R. Emmett Tyrrell on his new book
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Conservative columnist and author.
This brand new claim in his brand new book is called the death of liberalism take a look and joining us now is -- -- -- junior the founder and the editor of the American spectator one of my favorite magazines it's called the death liberals are you sure.
He added I got it right here it says in his coffin and hurston and -- and -- -- flowers to and it's always nice to throw in the flurries back.
-- -- are you certain the eight because good.
Many had predicted the debt to liberalism in the past.
That but it.
Here we have the numbers and which is not just Gallup it's not just -- it's not just terrorists -- -- the numbers are there of the charts are there.
They've gone now 120% of and they've steadily -- -- it's a trend.
We've gone up to 42% -- talking about when people arrested if they are conservative or liberal two little one it's always -- yeah.
In this book the death of liberalism I say.
We're there were two civil wars and they and they and the liberal camp the first two hours and 48.
And the -- the good guys won the moderates.
Arthur Schlesinger people like that he's 72.
After by John John Candy and Bob can they were dead.
They liberals and hit it.
Had a -- another civil war and the that -- one.
And the the infantile left one.
The generation the 1960s.
Produced a worst leadership in the Democratic Party.
In a hundred years.
Jeanne -- -- he.
Al Gore and all the rest -- -- to.
We had -- change his name drove us and a stake through the heart of liberalism are doing is thinking and as we look back.
Through the Clinton years for example and you were as vocal critic as I was.
That at least Clinton adjusted.
The you know the Arabic governments over the end of well -- we know what he saw that is it his term when this president was going to be one thing is going to be a one term president.
-- -- still clings.
Bitterly to that radical agenda -- never he's different.
He -- -- it -- a Bill Clinton was infantile.
But Bill Clinton and then Hillary Clinton.
And -- Francois I can't believe they gave -- from this loss on every -- he gave birth but he gave birth to.
It did to Obama and to the -- socialists and then this is the new era.
The new era and then a dangerous Sarah it is for us and but I think that of course I think the president is going to be defeated what about.
Of Americans wage earners that pay no federal income tax.
The president's -- class warfare.
Is he Pete does he start out with a percentage of the vote that says -- I'm not paying any federal income tax this president's gonna take from.
From the 70% -- the 10% to pay 70% of the bell and take more.
Another they're not that you know we're thinking or 9% is not that homogeneous.
The 49% is made up of Reagan.
Were Reagan Democrats that is still exist they still exist.
It is made -- of -- evangelicals.
It's made up of the kind of people that.
Gave it conservatism.
Kind of -- in the 1990s.
Guy called it a conservative crack up.
But it was a -- The growing coalition.
Or is what I wrote the liberal crack up.
They did the liberal crack up was.
Of established members of the liberal movement who were.
Breaking up for cracking up environmentalists were opposed to union -- guys as some of those union guys they've or our worry now because they're not.
Driven just by the almighty dollar and they're driven by the flag they're driven by all kinds of things are driven by the global hunt.
When you -- it seems like America every thirty years we'll go through and flirt with.
You know the idea that all we can have a more socially just society by redistributing wealth.
Carter tried it fails and then there was a rise of conservatism.
Have pretty much.
Get a lot of twelve years an -- or even the Clinton years benefited from the Reagan years my argument not -- to get into here.
Is is that the case that you need for years of of failed liberal policies to remind the country well you certainly have them but but as I say it but this man has something other than a liberal.
This man has a -- socialist and it's in the book cannery in the book and I haven't I've I've read the book come on the -- and I hope you're right but there's a part of Minnesota's I'll for the book is phenomenal all the debt to look liberalism a -- the American spectator Bob good to see as always thank you got -- yes thanks and it.