Like Jonah Goldberg, I am also curious about this business of “Our opponents are on the wrong side of history!” which has become the preferred schoolyard taunt of the arrogant left. Supporters of gay marriage have taunted opponents with it. Supporters of Amnesty have taunted opponents with it. Democrat Senator Chris Dodd, back in the Reagan Era, said that those who opposed Soviet Communism were on the wrong side of history. And, more recently, both Mr. Obama and his Secretary of State, Mr. Kerry, have taunted Russian President Putin with it.
So, my question is, if progressive leftists know how history is going to work out, why did they not use this knowledge to predict the massive failure of Obamacare, Obama’s economic policies, and Obama’s foreign policies? Or is it just that complete and total disaster happens to be the *right side* of history?