Obama and the Congress are behaving precisely like the off-the-shelf liberals they are, but ones who are finally unfettered by any shred of meaningful opposition.  One imagines Barney Frank and Barbara Boxer in the corner of a darkened committee room, lovingly blowing the dust off the leftist playbook (copyright 1968), fondling it in almost uncontainable anticipation of how they will remake the world next.  “My precious,” they mutter.  But even though some of them may look like Gollum, they are not nearly as thoughtful.  Liberals never have second thoughts.  Step #1:  Spend.  Step #2:  Spend at a greater rate.   Step #3:  Tax.  Step #4:  Fund abortions.  And so on.  Is there one burning liberal desire that is not mindlessly thrown on the table?