If you've ever found it maddening that the media would present an issue like abortion with one side as hardline ideological conservatives and the other side as non-ideological humanitarians, you might be ready for Goldberg's thesis -- liberals have a bad habit of pretending to be non-ideological...He [Orwell] talks about how he doesn't use the word cliche,' but it's what he means, euphemisms and what not, stale language that these things end up doing your thinking for you. And there are all of these cliched ideas, cliched formulations, that we indoctrinate kids with, that we indoctrinate Americans with through popular culture, through the media, in language and literature, that sort of stack the deck against conservatism, stack the deck in favor of a progressive statist outlook on life, and what I try to go through a bunch of them, and debunk them, and set the record straight...President Obama loves to say he doesn't believe in ideology, he only cares about what works, he doesn't care where the ideas come from. Jonathan Chait, Paul Krugman, a lot of these liberal writers that constantly talk about how liberals only care about what the best policies are, about doing good, and they don't have an ideological agenda. And so what I argue is that first of all, that's just nonsense. And the idea of looking back on Obama's first three and a half years and saying wow, this is a guy who had no ideology, and was just married to the best practices and only cared about what works' you know, you sort of, if you believe that, you should probably give up your day job as a taste tester at a lead paint factory. You can also read a summary of Goldberg's thesis at National Review Online...And my mind immediately went to liberals' idea of "fair share" of taxes that the "wealthy" should pay. None of them ever define what a "fair share" is, and their definition of "wealthy" is also subject to change on any given day. When asked, they always resort to comparisons among tax rates (the Buffett/secretary example) or analysis of "how" people got their wealth ("earned" or "unearned). But when it comes right down to it, the answer to how much their fair share is, is always simply "more."