Politicians are well known for using the excuse, "I had good intentions", when attempting to justify one of their botched welfare programs, or other nanny state program. This excuse pretty much sums up the liberal view on everything, "it doesn't matter how much I lie, cheat, and steal, as long as I am trying to help the little guy in the process" Liberals of today have Marxist views, and they operate under the rule fashioned by Karl Marx himself, "the end justifies the means". That somewhat explains the level of hypocrisy when dealing with issues such as the senate filibuster. Harry Reid, was very vocal in his opposition to the idea of eliminating the filibuster when the Republicans had Senate control. The same Harry Reid pushed for eliminating the filibuster for appointment to federal courts. IT is OK for them to do it, because they are right you see, and the opposition is wrong. The liberal case against Republicans and conservatives is that they lack tolerance. This from an ideological group, that has a "my way or the highway" mentality. It is the very definition of projection, or, accusing someone of something that you are guilty of yourself. I don't want my middle of the road readers to think that I rag on liberals all the time, I am going to tear into Republicans' version of government control in another post, and at a later time, so be patient. We need to be grounded in reality, and not allow emotion to cloud our judgement, when it comes to making sound decisions. I don't care how noble you think your intentions are, it does not give anyone the right to step on ones God given rights. Winston Churchill once said, "If you are not a liberal when you are 20, you have no heart, and if you are not a conservative when you are 40, then you have no brain".