Two prime exemplars of the liberal-left, aka “progressives” in action:

Eliot Spitzer: Some people never learn from their trials, tribulations, and indiscretions.

The disgraced New York State governor who was forced to resign his office after he was exposed as a philanderer with a yen for expensive, young hookers has moved on up to somewhat older women.

Lis Smith- DeBlasio's  According to the New York Post, “Sleazy Eliot Spitzer turned a resort hot tub into a steamy love cauldron over the weekend–kissing and sucking the toes of his topless mistress, [37 year old] Lis Smith, in front of families with children.”

Smith, you may recall, is the former Director of Rapid Response, Obama for America and former spokeswoman for New York City’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio.  She was canned by de Blasio after she and Spitzer were caught apparently spending the night together in December at her apartment.

Now, toe kissing and sucking may be kinky but aren’t morally offensive activities except when the exhibition happens at a family resort such as the Half Moon in Montego Bay and the suckee is topless and highly visible.  One 10 year old boy noticed–as boys are wont to do–and created an audience by yelling to his mother, “Mom there’s an old guy in the Jacuzzi with this girl and she’s topless and she’s got her legs wrapped around him.”

As expected, the old guy’s camp denied everything as “totally untrue,” just as they had denied the story published by another Spitzer hooker, Rebecca Woodard in “Call Girl Confidential.”  Woodard claimed the Love Gov liked to choke her just for his jollies during their illicit assignations, fun and games we trust he didn’t play with his wife Silda Wall Spitzer who has finally dumped his sorry ass.

Bill de Blasio.  Most liberal heads aren’t screwed on too tight.

Mayor de Blasio hasn’t been caught playing with hookers or publicly sucking on topless associates’ toes in hot tubs but he is a proud “progressive” like Eliot Spitzer and, as such, sucks up to “progressive” rights movements.

Even before he ascended on New Years Day to the mayoralty of the Big Apple, described by one speaker at his inaugural as a “plantation,” de Blasio announced, “It’s over.  We are going to quickly and aggressively move to make horse carriages no longer a part of the landscape in New York City. They are not humane. They are not appropriate to the year 2014.”

Hansom cab  Let’s see, now.  In the most populous city in America, (over 8 million legal and illegal souls), a center of commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment and the cultural capital of the world (Wikipedia), as well as a city perpetually plagued by poverty and crime, the new mayor saw fit to proclaim his almost visceral opposition to hansom cabs, those one-horse-drawn carriages guided mostly by recent immigrants that are traditionally beloved by tourists and romantic residents alike.

De blasio’s announcement may have been a grave insult to tradition but it was applauded by animal-rightists who seem to care little about human life as contrasted with animal lives and have charged for years, without any proof, that hansome horses were abused, forced to pull the carriages with painful hooves, endured maltreatment and malnutrition, and led miserable existences. 

(Personal notes: Having ridden in a hansome cab for the first time in my life to celebrate my wife’s victory over cancer and after my son’s ride on the night he proposed to my future daughter-in-law, I can attest that those horses are well-fed and well taken care of.  So, don’t mess with hansom cabs, de Blasio!)

As Allie Feldman, executive director of NYClass, an animal rights group that has been in the forefront of the ban-the-carriage movement, exulted, “I don’t know anywhere in the country where animal issues have been part of a major election, or any election, period.” 

Feldman is probably right on that since, fortunately, most politicians in America don’t campaign like, de Blasio, advocating for the rights of radical fringe groups anymore than they run, like Spitzer, as known deviants.  That situation will probably change should “progressives” ultimately run everything.