Okay, I totally agree that Obama is a liberal, which is why I am not taken with him. But then let me ask Goldberg and others like him this: what is the conservative answer to racial issues? Do you all have an urban agenda that will help poor young blacks, who don’t see a way out of their destructive lives, huh?This is from someone who claims to be center-right. Yet it misses the obvious response from any thoughtful conservative: just because we don't have an "urban agenda that will help poor young blacks" doesn't mean you do. Just because you think you do doesn't mean your agenda will do what you claim. Maybe nobody knows how to fix things, and for that reason the government has to keep its hands off.
When it comes to individual initiative trying to fix the world, people can be overconfident, but I don't think that's so very bad, as they can only waste their own time and money, and if enough people try, a few people will occasionally get a few things right. But when we're talking about the government spending other people's money and using police power, it's another matter. The government, being big, can make much bigger screw-ups. And for that reason, caution is warranted. Sometimes you have to admit that we don't have a nice easy way out of our problems.