The Eco-Fascist Liberals Are Coming To Take Your Cars Away!

“We’re talking about two different visions, one of trying to force people out of their car or of freedom for you to choose how you’d like to move about the region.”

So says the eloquent Dino Rossi. And also, “she wants to force 50 percent of us out of our cars by 2050.” (She being Governor Gregoire, who recently signed house bill 2815 that sets a goal of reducing VMTs by 50% by 2050).

Force! Be afraid! The freedom haters cometh!

Move over gay marriage, flag burning, immigration, affirmative action, etc, the Republicans have discovered yet another boogeyman for their arsenal. Yup, and it’s the same boogeyman who’s also going to force families to leave their picket-fenced houses in the burbs and live in high-rise apartments.

And also today the loopy John McCain proposes a gasoline tax holiday for the summer.

Like pandering to a crack addict. “Calm down, no one’s going to take your crack pipe away, here’s a free rock to get you through the night, and I hope you remember me on election day…”

9 Responses to “The Eco-Fascist Liberals Are Coming To Take Your Cars Away!”

  1. Dan Staley

    Force! Be afraid! The freedom haters cometh!

    All they have is fear phrases and knee-jerk ideological replies. They are easily countered in public, and the decision-makers respond to them only in that they acknowledge them for their constituencies – no one believes them except the chronically undereducated and underread. Never fear.

  2. john of humdinger

    HollyCow!

    Now that’s what we call LOOPY…
    suggesting that Socialism can progress with a few months off from one small tax.

    TAXATION FOREVER!
    ALL INCOME TO BIG BROTHER!

  3. Dan Staley

    John,

    do you drive the clown car, or are you just a passenger?

  4. NBeacon Jon

    John I think you meant Hol(one ‘l’) Cow, and I couldn’t agree more. Dan’s first post boils down to; we of the group think are smarter than you. Oh, but you should still vote liberal, because we know better.

    Hugeass, you invite this discourse with posts like this, instead of keeping to your smart views on design.

  5. Hal O'Brien

    Hey, if people moved to where they could walk to work in 10 minutes each way, rather than spend 45 minutes each way commuting in their car, they might have to spend as much as 6 extra hours a week with their families. And what kind of traditional family value is that?

  6. Hal O'Brien

    …let alone, has Rossi never heard of supply and demand? The reason downtown is more expensive than the suburbs is because more people want it. And a good chunk of that demand is because most people pay nothing more than lip service to liking their cars.

    You gotta love “free market” Republicans who hate the market.

  7. Dan Staley

    we of the group think are smarter than you.

    No.

    I’m saying your group-think has no cogency and no access with decision-makers, and your narrow fear-based narrative never changes.

    The standard narrative signals long ago-countered and refuted ideological argumentation that has no play where decisions are made.

    There is no threat of a socialist tree-hugging green nazi coming to take your car away or to send us back to cave-man times – asked and answered years ago, but here it is again, whack-a-mole.

    The threat, rather, is to the ideology: it’s not able to solve problems in an increasingly complex society, so the reaction from the mole adherents is the title of this post and the predictable comments.

  8. jon

    How many different scenarios can you come up with for an American adult that illustrates why he/she does not live within walking distance to their work? Do you honestly think it’s an exclusive choice between spending time with their family, vs. sitting on I-90?

    As you can imagine from my name, I live near downtown. And I work….downtown. That selling point was big for our decision. I drive into work maybe once a week on average. (not game for paying $20 to park). But it wasn’t the only thing we considered.

    I would barely agree with you that the reason downtown is more expensive is because more people want it. A demographic of the area’s people want to live downtown more than the burbs, is what I would say. Proximity to pricey commercial real estate is a bigger factor.

    I am “free market”; I think we (those who would use roads), are not paying enough. Therefore the roads are subsidized to the detriment of other solutions. You have to have roads, but put the cost on those who would use them more. So, general fund taxes, plus tolls.

    Please don’t paint those that have to drive home for more than a half hour as mindless drones who are beholden to car commercials.

  9. Matt the Engineer

    //Proximity to pricey commercial real estate is a bigger factor. //

    A bigger factor than what? If it costs 100 million dollars to build a condo out of gold bricks, and someone buys that condo, then someone wanted to buy that condo at that price. There is no “bigger factor”, and there is no more basic economic concept than this.

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