So said Thomas Friedman on "Meet the Press"…
As The Anchoress additionally notes, we've also had Woody Allen and Andrea Mitchell chime in on the "wish we had a dictator" theme. Why? Because people of the left simply don't like the tedious process of convincing people they are right. They already know they are, and thus they should just be able to get the job done.
A few years back I opined that liberals in America were junior-league Leninists. I caught a bit of flack for that – outraged that I would dare compare some of my fellow Americans to that inhuman beast. But, really, the only difference between Thomas Friedman and Lenin is that Lenin actually managed to obtain absolute power – had Lenin never done that, he'd be remembered today as no more than one in a long line of leftist thinkers…but he got his power and piled up millions of corpses.
For Friedman – and others – to pine for a dictator is just a natural outgrowth of the leftist world view. It is a demand that reality be forced to fit theory once it is realized that reality makes a mockery of liberal theory.
So, be on guard – watch for these liberal fascists and oppose them at every turn. Leave no statement uncontested, no action without strong opposition – any weakness on our part will result in a redoubled leftist effort to get at whatever we have left.