Do you remember how Progressives once identified themselves as “reality-based community”? The phrase “reality-based community” actually originated from George W. Bush’s team in 2004, but the Left swiftly co-opted it. For example, in that same election cycle, Al Gore, while campaigning for John Kerry, praised Kerry for being “a proud member of the ‘reality-based’ community.” Progressives even made buttons to show that, when it came to reality, nobody does it better than a Progressive.
That “reality-based community” label seems sadly tattered and faded, though, doesn’t it? It’s not just that their ideas, when finally put into effect, proved to be disastrous, with everything from economic ideas, to Obamacare, to national security failing to live up to the hype. It’s that the proud members of the reality-based community prove to be living in a series of outright lies.