In their morality, leftists are remarkably like Islamist radicals.
Islamists want the entire world ruled by a monolithic Caliphate theocracy, another flavor of collectivism.
And to achieve such domination over others, both leftists and Islamists are willing and eager to use both coercion and deceit.
But by leftist morality, it is virtuous to impose socialism and destroy capitalism. To them it makes no difference whether this is achieved by coercion, deceit, corruption or a coup d’etat against the Constitution and long-established Senate rules.
Under Barack Obama’s morality, the collective is everything and individuals like you are nothing.
Radical Democrats might share another value with radical Islamists. Both are ideologically zealous enough to become martyrs, throwing away their lives or careers to advance their collectivist cause.
The winning side of this culture war’s battle could determine whether the future of humankind for the next thousand years is collectivist or individualist.
-- Lowell Ponte, March 4 Newsmax column
(By the way, reconciliation -- the process by which Democrats will apparently approve health care reform -- is not "a coup d’etat against ... long-established Senate rules"; it is in Senate rules.)