The Democratic Party Platform and agenda
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Liberals are people who oppose conservatism; that is, they are not bound by traditional values and beliefs and work toward the elimination of many of the moral standards that have been expected by civilized society for centuries.  Calling someone a liberal is usually disparaging, because liberalism is a system of beliefs with which most people disagree.  For that reason, liberal politicians do not refer to themselves as "liberal."

Liberals are sometimes called "progressive", but they appear to make progress in a direction that most people don't want to go.  In other words, liberals are out of step with America.

The Democratic Party platform contains a number of features that most people would find objectionable — in addition to the obvious.  Allow me to bring some of them to light.

Related topic:  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Green New Deal

Background, overview and recap articles:

Trump Derangement Syndrome:  A Misdiagnosis.  From the beginning of its "long march through the institutions," the Left has been playing the long game.  That hasn't changed.  Leftists are playing it today.  Why did they take over the media?  The universities?  Hollywood?  To get their hands on the key levers of propaganda.  Add to this the leftward tilt of Google, Facebook, and Twitter, and we're looking at a virtual lockdown on the primary sources of information and public influence. [...] This is why the Democrats absolutely must keep their charades going full force.  This is strategy, not lunacy.  They are playing the long game.  They are constantly feeding their minions the narrative that Trump is an illegitimate and dangerous president, that he's tyrannical, racist, and xenophobic — that he's a crook who lies continually, etc.

Who's the Radical?  On Confidence and Common Sense.  I just heard a fellow on CNN say that Donald Trump has radicalized the Republicans.  Let's be clear on what is and isn't radical.  A well-patrolled border is not a radical policy.  An open border is a radical policy.  To believe in two genders is not radical.  To insert gender identity into Title IX is.  To praise Western Civilization as a legacy of political freedom and artistic genius is not a radical opinion.  To regard it as promotion of white supremacy is a radical opinion.  To love America as an exceptional creation is not radical.  To see America as founded on slavery and imperialism is radical.

How do you know you are no longer a Democrat?  You believe and respect the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  The founding documents of the United States still matter and must not be set aside.  You believe the right to free speech applies to everyone, regardless of political party affiliation.  You believe in the sanctity of human life and abortion is murder.  You believe in the Second Amendment and the right to own guns.  You believe that the United States is a sovereign nation with recognized borders; which must be respected, guarded, and protected.  You know there are only two biological sexes.  Men pretending to be women and vice-versa is make-believe.  There is no such thing as being born in the wrong body.  You believe that men pretending to be women should not be allowed to use women's bathrooms, nor should men be allowed in women's dressing or locker rooms.

Open Borders Equals Abortion.  As of say, 1960, and even 1970, the Democrats were still a mainstream, patriotic political party.  They still defended traditional marriage.  And gun rights.  And property rights.  Even a mostly free economy.  The party still held enough socially conservative members that you could be a Democrat and a Christian.  I don't think that's possible today.  If you watched the Democratic presidential debate, you understand why.  Not one candidate proposed the slightest restriction on killing unborn kids for our sexual convenience.  And not one supports natural marriage.  Not one spoke up for our Second Amendment rights.  Each of them to one degree or another supports the poisonous, anti-Christian ideology of socialism.

Can California Be Saved, or Is It Too Late?  How did this state, once the envy of all others, become the pathetic, indebted loser state it is today?  The answer is simple, single-party Democratic rule. [...] They want to control how we all live our lives by pretending we are causing global warming, as if we mere humans are more powerful than the sun!  They seek to destroy capitalism, the one economic system that has elevated more people out of poverty and tyranny than any other in human history.  They have successfully indoctrinated two generations of malleable young people with the false notion that America is a racist nation, illegitimately founded by white men so it must be destroyed and rebuilt according to their monstrous, failed progressive policies.  They loathe our founding documents, our anthems, our families, our traditions.  They want to do to the nation what they've already done to California.  They must be stopped.

The Anatomy of a Self-Annihilating Political Party.  The Democrat Party has lost its mind. [...] There's a word that describes the Party's behavior:  nihilism: "a viewpoint that traditional values and beliefs are unfounded and that existence is senseless and useless, a doctrine that denies any objective ground of truth and especially moral truths."  That definition fits the current Democrat Party.  The Party and the left place little or no value on tradition, the Constitution, the sanctity of life, borders, private property rights, voting-law enforcement, election outcomes, standards of behavior, or free speech.  These are all fundamentally different kinds of rules or systems of rules.  The left does not like rules (at least not for themselves).  If you do not like rules, you do not like order, and the alternative to order is chaos.  The Democrat Party is attempting to lead the country into chaos.

The Real Game Is To Distract You, Fool You, And Bring Communism.  Of course the media lies all the time.  They do it to inculcate stated Democrat goals of implementing world-wide socialism and control by any means necessary.  By any means at all. [...] Democrats seem to embrace as holy anything that undermines America, Americans, or the American Way.  They want America gone — in order to replace it with some imagined, socialist fantasy world.

The devil is using the Democratic Party to destroy America.  21 areas reveal Democratic Party positions:
  [#1]   Radical redistribution of wealth;
  [#2]   Aggressive climate change initiatives;
  [#3]   Complete takeover of health care by federal government plus inclusion of all illegal immigrants;
  [#4]   Open immigration policy with full acceptance of all children and relatives; no border walls, entrance requirements, E-verify or penalties for those refusing deportation; disregarding the rule of law and full support for "sanctuary cities"; neglecting national security and allowing George Soros funded anarchy to "crash" our immigration system;
  [#5]   Government control over corporate profits;
  [#6]   Progressive taxes on the upper middle class and above;
  [#7]   Legalization of recreational marijuana;
  [#8]   Implementation of comprehensive LGBTQ agenda — including indoctrination of children in schools, transgender initiatives, gender reassignment surgery and removal of any "sexual discrimination" in the workplace and schools, disregarding conscience objections;
  [#9]   Taxpayer-financed abortion-on-demand until birth with full-funding of Planned Parenthood;
  [#10]   Major defense spending cuts with money redistributed to entitlements;
  [#11]   Comprehensive gun control;
  [#12]   Liberal, not originalist, judges on the Supreme Court and federal courts;
  [#13]   Alignment and support for radical feminist agenda and marches;
  [#14]   Increased censorship of "hateful" conservative thought on social media;
  [#15]   Liberalized voting standards to include fraudulent practices and everyone the party deems as "disenfranchised";
  [#16]   Partnership with Palestinians;
  [#17]   Alignment with United Nations and European Union transnationalism initiatives promoting "One World" globalism, rather than nationalism with international cooperation;
  [#18]   Euthanasia/physician-assisted suicide;
  [#19]   Taxpayer-funded child-care and college tuition;
  [#20]   Elimination of the Electoral College; and
  [#21]   Re-establishing the Iranian "nuclear deal" alongside increased protection for Islamic "rights" in America and abroad at the expense of Israel's safety.

What a Socialist Really Wants.  Socialists are passionately concerned with making sure the right people have the power — that is, themselves.  Democracy, on the other hand, is all about distributing power and making sure the worst people don't get it.  How do we know they are the worst people?  Because they are obsessed with grabbing power and using it to stifle other people, an arrangement they call socialism or communism.

From Russian Bolsheviks to American Socialists.  In December 1991, the world watched in amazement and trepidation as the communist empire spectacularly collapsed.  The jubilation proved to be premature.  Marxism adapted to a new reality and, in one of the most dramatic reversals of history, comfortably relocated to the United States, where it acquired a new life and malignancy within the Democratic Party.  In 2008 this ferment culminated in the election of Barack Obama who by 2016 had successfully transformed the Democratic Party into the de facto Social Democratic Party. [...] As the aspirations of the Bolshevik Revolution were being reincarnated in Vermont and exported to New York and California, the country inured to the world of unsustainable populist demands.  The barrier separating utopia and reason is crumbling; growing embrace of free education, free health care, and a guaranteed minimum income by young people is an obvious indication of the rise of the socialist movement.

Socialism Violates the Ten Commandments.  The very first commandment states, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."  Right there, socialism violates the very first commandment.  Socialism is essentially atheistic.  After all, Karl Marx did say, "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions.  It is the opium of the people."  In a socialist system, the worship of God is replaced with the worship of government.  The state basically becomes God.  We look to the state to give us our rights, our freedoms, our livelihood, our wages, our jobs, our meals, our education, and our healthcare — that is, if there's any of it to go around once the government takes over!  There is no appealing to a higher authority because the state is the final authority.  But as Christians, we don't serve the government, we serve God.  God is our Heavenly Father and our ultimate authority.  Our inalienable rights come from him and the state should conform to His natural law.

Timely news and commentary:

After President Trump cut off ALL funding to the Palestinian Authority, the Muslim-pandering US House subcommittee votes to give them $250 million in American taxpayer money.  The bill seeks "to restore humanitarian and development assistance to the Palestinians," despite the Trump administration having defunded or slashed such funding to virtually zero.  The Senate can and must kill this bill.

The Editor says...
And if the Senate doesn't act, the President can veto it.  So you have to wonder why the House even attempts this stuff.

Dem Rep. McEachin:  Racial and Environmental Justice 'Intertwined'.  During Friday's Democratic Weekly Address, Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA) stated that Americans recognize more has to be done to deal with "two critical and intertwined issues in our nation:  the unfinished work of racial justice and the need for environmental justice to protect our communities."

The Editor says...
What is "environmental justice," and what does the environment have to do with race?

Biden's 2020 Party Platform Proposal Seeks to Abolish America's Suburban Communities.  Joe Biden's radical proposal for the Democrat Party platform for 2020 seeks to put an end to America's suburban communities by forcing low-income housing into every neighborhood and flooding every community with immigrants, legal or otherwise.  The proposal, known as the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Recommendations, would provide instant amnesty and a pathway to U.S. citizenship for the 22 million illegal aliens now living in the nation.  Astoundingly, it would also give legal status to all the world's refugees regardless of the legitimacy of their claim to the status.

Left-wing 'Breathe Act' Would Close All Federal Prisons, Immigration Detention Centers.  The left-wing political group Black Lives Matter is seeking support in Congress for radical legislation that would, among other things, close all federal prisons and immigration detention centers.  The bill "would eliminate federal programs and agencies used to finance and expand the U.S. criminal-legal system, such as the Department of Defense 1033 program, the Edward Byrne-Justice Assistance Grant Program, Community Oriented Policing Services, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement," the bill states.

Biden has adopted almost all of Bernie Sanders' socialist/communist platform.  Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders formed a unity task force to unite moderate and progressive democrats.  In doing so, Biden has taken a big step to the far-left.  They considered climate change, criminal justice reform, education, immigration, health care, and the economy and agree on almost everything.  Some of the wording is copied exactly from Sanders' presidential campaign.

Biden Proposes 'Reimagining' Policing and Fewer Criminals in Prison.  The Biden campaign has released a document that puts forward proposals formulated by task forces appointed by former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D.-Vt.) to reform the criminal justice system.

The Editor says...
Click on the link (i.e., the title of the article above) if you must read the radical left-wing platform.  I won't waste your bandwidth or mine by printing it here.

DNC Platform Proposal:  Flood the U.S. with Migrants.  Tens of millions of Americans are, at present, unemployed.  Tens of millions of Americans are unemployed because of an artificial economic shutdown due to the coronavirus.  They're not out of work because the American economy failed them.  They're out of work because government leadership failed them.  There was never any need to shut down.  There was no need to destroy the world's number-one economy.  But they did it.  And now tens of millions of Americans are unemployed, and the Democrats, as part of their party platform, have a plank designed to invite the world's migrants to the country, flood the country with the world's migrants.  What kind of idiot would inflict that kind of damage on the country, which is already trying to deal with nearly unprecedented levels of damage?  Communist idiots, Marxist idiots.  You know what they're doing.  Democrats want and need a permanent underclass to lord over.

Virginia [is] circling the Green New Drain.  It took the newly empowered Virginia Dems less than six months, but the state is now paying a heavy price for the last election.  Obvious is the ruinous transformation spawned by the pandemic and the never-ending anarchy resulting from BLM-themed mob rule.  Longer-term changes started July 1 as the left's new and controversial laws took effect.  Many are sex-themed:
  •   Elimination of all basic health and safety standards in abortion facilities (higher risk for women).
  •   Incorporation of "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" (SOGI) as protected statuses (a real threat to religious organizations and a boon for lawyers).
  •   Mandated health coverage for transgender services and requires health carriers to pay for genital reconstruction surgeries (expect increased health care costs).
  •   Special treatment of transgender K-12 students, including bathroom and locker room use, dress codes, pronoun use, and sex-specific school activities (more for the lawyers).
  •   On-demand sex changes on official birth certificates (so much for science).
  •   Prohibits licensed counselors from helping minors overcome unwanted sexual desires but allows licensed professionals to offer "acceptance, support, and understanding" to minors undergoing gender "transition" or exploring unnatural sexual desires (yet another double standard).

Squad members push wide-ranging bill that slashes police funds, gives reparations.  Democratic Reps.  Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts announced the BREATHE Act on Tuesday — legislation that would radically transform the nation's criminal justice system by eliminating life sentences, retroactively expunging drug crimes, shutting down multiple federal agencies and permanently closing prisons and immigration detention centers, among other agenda items.  The bill also seeks to end gang databases, establish pilot programs for a universal basic income, and afford voting rights and "lifetime education" to all illegal immigrants and incarcerated criminals.

9 Radical Ideas in the Biden-Sanders 'Unity' Platform.  Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released the policy recommendations of their "unity task force" on Wednesday [7/8/2020]. [...] Here are nine of the most radical proposals in the "unity" document: [...] [#3] "End cash bail."  The platform calls for eliminating cash bail across the country — a radical experiment in criminal justice reform that has only just begun in California and New York, with results that are deeply concerning.  The idea is to reduce inequities, but in practice the end of cash bail means releasing violent criminals to commit more crimes.  One suspect in antisemitic attacks in New York City late last year, for example, was repeatedly re-arrested after her releases.

There is no universal right to residence in the U.S.
Proposed Democrat Platform Gives U.S. Asylum to the World's Migrants.  A proposed policy platform for the Democrat Party, drafted by supporters of presumed Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), would give asylum to the world's migrants — inviting them all to the United States to live and work.  The document, known as the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Recommendations, would provide amnesty and a pathway to U.S. citizenship to the 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the nation and welcome hundreds of millions of the world's migrants.

But what if there are really 33 million?
Biden immigration plan grants citizenship to 11 million illegal immigrants.  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden on Wednesday [7/8/2020] formally embraced citizenship rights for 11 million illegal immigrants and a full erasure of all of President Trump's get-tough border policies, as part of the party's new unity platform.  The former vice president would expand sanctuary locations, limit ICE's ability to deport criminals in local jails, and reverse deportations for some military veterans already ousted because of criminal records.  Perhaps no other issue draws as stark a contrast between Mr. Biden and Mr. Trump as immigration.

Spending clash ahead:  Democratic bills banish more statues, block new border barriers, and allow hiring of 'Dreamers'.  House Democrats released spending bills Monday [7/6/2020] that are likely to clash with Senate Republicans and earn a veto threat from President Trump less than three months from a critical government funding deadline.  One spending measure kills any new border wall funding in 2021, another legalizes the hiring of "Dreamers" by members of Congress.  A provision also requires the removal of an expanded list of statues now on display in the Capitol, depicting men linked to the Confederacy and other racial injustices.  The provisions make it more likely the two parties could remain gridlocked on spending ahead of the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year, when new funding must be approved to avoid a government shutdown.

The Obama Years Sowed the Seeds for the Current Societal Chaos.  After nearly 40 years of gradual infiltration and eventual domination of the Democrat party, as well as the media, entertainment and education establishments, the radicalized American left in 2008 achieved a major objective.  They found their ideal stealth candidate, Barack Obama.  Not only was he, beneath the façade of glibness and conviviality, a fellow Marxist/socialist, but more importantly, he was able to take advantage of decades of inculcated racial guilt among the populace.  Thus began the final stages of the grand strategy to fundamentally transform the nation, following the installation of the most radical administration in the history of the country.  Revealingly, the victors were unabashedly shameless in their triumph.  In their myopic belief that they and their fellow travelers were permanently ensconced in government, the Obama administration and their sycophants in the media did not hesitate to openly advocate and implement policies not wanted by the electorate.  Whether health care reform, amnesty for illegal aliens, unfettered and unrestrained voting and attendant fraud, gun control or packing the judiciary with likeminded leftists, their primary purpose was not, as they proclaimed, to improve the lives of the citizenry but to make certain the radical left would be permanent occupants in the corridors of power.

Could IT Happen Here?  Yet everything Hitler planned to do was detailed in Mein Kampf just as everything anarchists plan to do in the United States is available online and in books, starting with the anarchist bible:  Saul Alinksy's 1971 book Rules for Radicals.  Alinsky wrote, "It's not enough to persuade them of your competence, talents and courage. ... They must also have faith in your courage to fight the oppressive establishment."  Alinsky stressed the importance of continually changing the end goal so there is never a resolution to the conflict.  Removing Confederate statues quickly became toppling presidential statues and desecrating military monuments.  "Reform the police" was quickly replaced with "defund the police," and now it's "abolish the police."  Should police departments disband (due to budget cuts and/or officers leaving), crime will go up.  Eventually, something would have to replace the hodgepodge of citizenry efforts to maintain law and order.

Six Weeks, Six Cities, 600 Murders.  The single most important issue, affecting some of the largest swaths of populations in America, is the scandal the media ignores even as it explodes in our faces.  In only six weeks, city after city operated by entrenched Democrats have seen a massive expansion in lawlessness, violence, and murder.  Stunningly, many news outlets seem gobsmacked and mystified at how or why such an explosion of lawlessness has occurred. [...] The single most important threat to our nation at this moment are Democrats who are voting in favor of eliminating law enforcement and who are by extension responsible for the greater and greater increase in the loss of life.  They are allowing Marxists and Anarchists to create complete chaos and disorder.  They also seem utterly unconcerned about any lives mattering, black or white.

Do Never-Trump Republicans Know How Liberal Joe Biden Has Become?  President Donald Trump causes people to do the strangest things, but none is as strange as the growing determination by some Republicans to get Joe Biden elected in November, even as Biden moves further and further leftward.  We aren't the only ones who've noticed that, while the country is fixated on the coronavirus panic-demic and race riots, Biden's agenda has shifted sharply to the socialist side of the spectrum.

Trump: Far-Left's 'Goal Is Not a Better America, Their Goal Is to End America'.  During Friday's [7/3/2020] address at Mount Rushmore's Independence Day celebration, President Trump said the radical left's goal is "not a better America, their goal is to end America."  "Those who seek to erase our heritage want Americans to forget our pride and our great dignity so that we can no longer understand ourselves or America's destiny," Trump told the crowd in front of the American landmark Friday evening.

The Democrat Party Is Destroying America.  [Scroll down]  When they weren't busy chasing tales of fantasy collusion with deep-state operatives, they were harnessing their power over legacy media to derail Trump's Supreme Court nominees while wreaking havoc on institutional norms and eroding the presumption of innocence, one of the most important principles of western law.  They withheld what they characterized as incriminating information, and launched unsubstantiated allegations while the press called for grand structural change and the packing of the Supreme Court to favor pre-determined outcomes over objective jurisprudence.  Now Democrats are relishing in a new 21st-century cultural revolution after having capitalized on liberal academia for decades breeding aggressively woke children who have now permeated the leadership of the nation's institutions.  Statues celebrating American patriotism are being desecrated and vilified as relics of white supremacy.  Anarchists are erecting "autonomous zones" in major cities.  Democrats are heeding calls to "defund police" at a time they're needed the most.

America's Sovereignty Is Teetering on a Precipice.  The current agitation for defunding police departments on top of demanded reparations ignore basic facts of history.  Chaos ensues in the absence of law enforcement, and any monetary benefits from reparations to the descendants of slaves comes on top of the trillions of dollars already spent on programs and scholarships that have helped many blacks to thrive in America.  The current racial narrative uses the oppressor/victim rhetoric to make a new class of victims among white people who are supposed to feel shame because of their race and ancestry.  This is being accomplished through the brainwashing of America's youth and the silencing of white adults who know better.  There is a disregard for the individuality and struggles for millions of white Americans who bear no responsibility either for the sins of their ancestors or the choices of other groups.

Virginia Democrats Seek to Reduce Assault on Cops to Misdemeanor.  Virginia Democrats are eager to declare open season on law enforcement by downgrading an assault on a police officer from a felony to a misdemeanor. [...] In other words, you can hurl a brick at a police officer, or gang tackle a police officer, and the worst case scenario is one year in prison, which means about six months in prison ... or a monetary fine.

Biden and Dems Are Set to Abolish the Suburbs.  President Trump had a great riff at his rally the other day in Phoenix.  It was all about "abolish," about how the Left wants to abolish the police, ICE, bail, even borders.  Trump's riff is effective because it is true.  The Left has gone off the deep end, and they're taking the Democrats with them.  Well, there's another "abolish" the president can add to his list, and it just might be enough to tip the scales this November.  Joe Biden and the Democrats want to abolish America's suburbs.  Biden and his party have embraced yet another dream of the radical Left: a federal takeover, transformation, and de facto urbanization of America's suburbs.

Chuck Schumer's plan to keep the economy in a welfare state coma.  Now the party of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and "the Squad," today's Democratic Party isn't exactly renowned for its economic literacy.  But even by the Democrats' low standards for economic policy, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's latest proposal is a doozy.  Schumer's new bill, co-sponsored by fellow Democrat Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, would extend the "supercharged" unemployment benefits provided under the $2.2 trillion CARES Act, currently set to expire on July 31, through March 2021 or until state unemployment rates fall below 5.5%. [...] The idea here is straightforward enough:  Democrats such as Schumer argue we shouldn't get rid of expanded unemployment benefits until there is no longer widespread unemployment, or else people won't have the resources they need to weather long periods without work.  But Schumer's short-sighted solution gets the problem entirely backward — the expansion of unemployment benefits itself is one of the biggest barriers to getting the unemployment rate back down to normal levels.

The Fatal Flaw in the Electoral Victory Plan of Democrat Elites.  [Scroll down]  Just as the naïve fools in Germany did not realize that once they accepted Hitler into the political hierarchy the die was cast, neither have the naïve fools among the Democrats' establishment realized that once they allied themselves with the Marxists masquerading as democratic socialists and became willing apologists for their twin militant arms, Antifa and Black Lives Matter, that the die is cast.  Whether the Democrat party succeeds or fails to win the White House in November, the elites have lost control of the party in perpetuity.  Thus, the only issue at hand is the reality that if Biden were to win the presidency, these credulous buffoons will be responsible for the nation descending into chaos and potential nationwide civil unrest, as well as obliterating the future for their progeny.  The current Democrat party hierarchy, the media, and the elites in the party are incapable of thwarting the inevitable ultimatums of the radical left.  Further, the left knows that these self-absorbed elitists will cower and surrender in the face of the inevitable violence and aggression fomented by Antifa and Black Lives Matter if they do not get their way.  An unthinkable civil war will no longer be a hypothetical thesis but an escalating reality.

Virginia Democrats Propose Reducing Charge For Assaulting Police Officers.  Virginia Senate Democrats are proposing the reduction of the charge of assault on a police officer from a felony to a simple misdemeanor offense.  The proposal, one of 28 championed by the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus to reform the state's law enforcement systems, would get rid of the current law that considers an assault of a police officer a Class 6 felony and imposes a mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months.

The left's Marxist ideology is a fragile 'house of cards' beneath the howling surface.  Economist Thomas Sowell says the left's hair-brained Marxist ideology is so fragile that it "falls apart like a house of cards" under the slightest scrutiny.  Sowell is a best-selling author and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a public-policy think tank.  Dr. Sowell says like many of today's misguided leftists, he was a Marxist when he was young.  However, Sowell says he outgrew those immature beliefs once he started working and paying taxes, raising a family, and became an emotionally evolved, responsible adult.

De Blasio agrees to cut $1 billion from New York police budget.  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is proposing a $1 billion cut to the New York Police Department's annual budget as calls grow across the nation for local governments to divert funding from law enforcement and put it toward other social services.  De Blasio said at a press conference Monday that his office presented a budget to City Council over the weekend that would "achieve a billion dollars in savings" for New York police.  He said that the funds will be shifted to programs impacting young people and "communities in a way that would help address a lot of the underlying issues that we know are the cause of so many problems in our society."

No, The U.S. Shouldn't Disarm Police Like In The U.K.  Oh, to be in England, where the bobbies patrol without guns, and peace and harmony rule.  That's the idea peddled by The Nation's D.D. Guttenplan, who calls for not only defunding but also disarming the police.  In one sense, you can't deny the logic of his argument.  If you reduce the number of police through defunding and then take away their guns, there are sure to be fewer police-involved shootings.  But defunding and disarming police would also give you more of some things, not the least of them being more violent crime.

The Impossibility of a Police-less Society.  Can a society function without any law enforcement agents?  Let's say that tomorrow, as if by magic, police departments across the country disappeared.  There is no reason to believe that abolishing the police would stop people from committing crimes.  One can easily argue the opposite case — that the absence of police would encourage crime — but there is simply no way to imagine that crime would decrease following the abolition of the police.  So, we would still have murder, rape, assault, theft, arson, vandalism, and the rest, more or less as we have them now.  What, if anything, would be done about them?

Economist Stephen Moore Warns Of Biden 'Left-Wing' Agenda.  "[I]f Biden were to win the election, your voting not just for Joe Biden, but for a very left-wing economic agenda that would potentially do serious harm," Moore said.  "Those are the factors that make investors very nervous right now.  And you can see it with the performance of the stock market this week."  He added that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., would effectively be "co-president" in a Biden administration.  "You've got Democrats running for higher taxes. ... What happened to the moderate wing of the Democratic Party?  It's silent," he said.

Rick Scott:  Expect Dems to End Filibuster, Stack Supreme Court If Biden Wins.  During Hugh Hewitt's Friday [6/26/2020] broadcast, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) warned of the consequences of a Joe Biden victory in November.  The Florida Republican lawmaker said Senate Democrats would end the filibuster when asked by host Hugh Hewitt.

Conservatives Are Treated like Second-Class Citizens, and That's Dangerous.  What use is a federal government that refuses to protect our basic constitutional rights? [...] Democrat mayors and governors are bankrupting American citizens by preventing them from engaging in simple commerce, and they're getting away with it.  Street mobs across America are causing millions of dollars in property damage, destroying priceless historical monuments; killing police officers; and targeting random, unlucky citizens based on the color of their skin, and the press cheerlead the madness and defend the murderers and arsonists as heroes.  John Kerry just the other day threatened the United States by declaring that if Democrats don't win the election in November, they will insist on "revolution."  Revolution?  How else can you describe this incendiary cocktail of mob violence and flagrant denial of conservatives' constitutional rights, aided and abetted and kept volatile by Democrat mayors who applaud the mayhem, Democrat prosecutors who refuse to enforce the law, and Democrat-aligned corporations who happily treat conservatives as second-class citizens?

Council advances plan to dismantle Minneapolis Police Dept.  The Minneapolis City Council on Friday [6/26/2020] unanimously approved a proposal to change the city charter to allow the police department to be dismantled, following widespread criticism of law enforcement over the killing of George Floyd.

2020 Election Will Be a Contest of the Angry.  The old 2020 election was supposed to be about many familiar issues.  It is not anymore.  Up until now, the candidates themselves would supposedly be the story in November.  The left had cited Trump's tweets and erratic firings as windows into his dark soul.  The right had replied that an addled and befuddled Joe Biden was not really a candidate at all.  Instead, he was a mere facsimile who would have to be carried to Election Day on the shoulders of the Democratic Party, only shortly to fade away.  Then a radical vice president soon could implement a hard-left agenda through succession that she could not through election.

House Democrats will vote to make Washington D.C. a state - and rename the District of Columbia the Douglass Commonwealth.  House Democrats are poised to approve Washington, D.C., becoming the nation's 51st state in a historic vote scheduled for Friday [6/26/2020].  Washington the 'District of Columbia' would be no longer, the bill's language says, as the new state would be referred to as 'Washington, Douglass Commonwealth' — swapping out Italian explorer Christopher Columbus for Maryland-born abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

More about Statehood for the District of Columbia

Why Are We Letting Democrats Steal from Us?  Democrats' Robin Hood policies of taking from the rich to give to the poor are imbedded in the DNA of party members and loyalists.  From FDR's New Deal to Johnson's Great Society,[i] welfare programs were established to support those less fortunate than others.  However, since the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, Democrat-led initiatives that were initially designed to assist black Americans are now being recognized as contributing factors to that community's plight today.  Democrats have utilized these programs as a means to obtain power and subjugate blacks rather than a tool to empower them.  These liberal policy failures have been on full display after weeks of Black Lives Matters protests, riots, and looting, yet leftists are making even more incredible demands under the guise of equality.  But what they're actually doing is continuing their decades-long history of stealing from Americans — our traditions, values, freedoms, property, and security.

The leftist war on America's police is intended to oust Trump.  Democrats, with their simultaneous attacks against both Trump and civil order, are hoping they can herd people into voting for Biden, with the promise that a Biden presidency will bring peace.  And it will — a Roman peace, along the lines of Tacitus's famous statement that the Romans "ravage, they slaughter, they seize by false pretenses, and all of this they hail as the construction of empire.  And when in their wake nothing remains but a desert, they call that peace."  To that end, the Democrats are busy ravaging, slaughtering, and seizing by false pretenses.  For those wondering whether this is an exaggeration, think what's been happening over the last few days around America thanks to police either pulling back because they're being scapegoated or, in extremely leftist cities, being told to stand down to let the rioters have their play on the streets.

The Soviet Plan for 'Ideological Subversion' Describes Our Current Turmoil.  A good friend of mine who fled the Soviet Union many years ago recently sent me a most chilling interview on You Tube.  Under ten minutes long, it needs to be seen by every American who wonders why the country is unraveling before our very eyes.  The interview features Yuri Bezmenov, a former KGB spy and state media propagandist who defected to Canada in 1970.  Bezmenov cogently explains how "ideological subversion" is an essential method used by communists to undermine and destabilize Western countries.  His explanation crystallizes so much of what has happened in America in the last 40 years.

Boston politicians make push for 10% police pay cut, hundreds of millions for social programs.  A majority of Boston's City Council is demanding that Mayor Martin Walsh cut the police budget by 10% and move more than $300 million to social programs, according to a letter the councilors delivered to Walsh on Friday, the Juneteenth holiday.  "A Black and Brown Agenda for Boston is about more than just rhetoric, it is about the lives of Black and Brown Bostonians — the value of which is not up for debate," the letter states.  "At this time in our nation's history, we need swift, decisive and comprehensive action."

Pelosi's gamble.  Why in the world would House Speaker Nancy Pelosi put together a $3 trillion bill that has no chance in high heaven of being enacted?  And force Democrats to vote for it anyway?  Her strategy in this episode didn't quite fit her image in the media as a brilliant political boss.  Instead, her pursuit of a legislative package to nowhere was what Republicans saw as an effort to keep her squabbling caucus united.

There's a reason racial tension is rising in America - it's by design.  In California, Democrats are moving to repeal Proposition 209. Proposition 209 explicitly bans racial discrimination in hiring and education.  In other words, Democrats in California are now fighting for discrimination.  This is not considered strange in 2020.  No one even mentions it.  A couple of weeks ago, Gov. Andy Beshear of Kentucky announced plans to bring universal health insurance to his state, but not for all citizens, just for people with the right skin color.  Everyone else would pay, but only certain ethnic groups would benefit.  Andy Beshear is still in office.  No one has tried to impeach him for suggesting this because ideas like this are everywhere now.  They're totally unchallenged.  This is the most divisive possible way to run a country.  If you wanted to make certain that your children would hate each other, you would hold them to different standards, and they certainly would.  There is a reason that racial tension is rising in this country — it's by design.

Minnesota Democrats Want $300 million Riot Rehab Scheme.  Minnesotans, the country, and the world watched shocked as over 1500 buildings and businesses were damaged or destroyed in Minneapolis from days of rioting that broke out following the death of George Floyd.  Now the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) who control the Minnesota House, in emergency special session, demand passage of a $300 million economic aid package to rebuild the charred battleground that remains following the abject failure of DFL leadership.  This week those same DFL lawmakers who poured gasoline into a tinder box then stepped back, stood down law enforcement, and watched it all go up in smoke, seek taxpayer funds to tidy up their moral deficits.

Our Forefathers [are being] Condemned as Immoral by the Worst Among Us.  As statues again come down as our culture is further torn up, something goes unsaid and often unnoticed:  Notable Western historical figures are being condemned as immoral — by the most immoral, decadent, depraved people among us.  The cultural revolutionaries attacking statues and what they represent, generally speaking:
  •   support prenatal infanticide, which claims one million babies yearly in the U.S. and 40 to 50 million worldwide;
  •   are products of our Sexual Devolution, meaning they're what we used to call people of "easy virtue"; in fact, they're often downright depraved;
  •   are vulgar as can be, violating the biblical injunction to rid themselves "of all such things as these:  anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips";
  •   support socialism, even though it now can be easily known that it's a system causing death, destruction and misery.

Defund the police? How many sharks can the Democrats jump?  [Scroll down]  Looking now at the defund-the-police mania, one has to wonder:  Has their unbridled hatred and fear of the Orange Man brought them to this peak of over-reach, where they lose all touch with the mainstream of American voters and pitch themselves into a decline toward eventual oblivion?  Have they jumped the shark?  Victor Davis Hanson predicted as much a year ago:  "What is strange about the new envisioned progressive agendas for 2020 is that no serious Democratic presidential candidate next year could ever run on them."  Agendas like these:
  •   A Green New Deal, key features of which include eliminating the internal combustion engine, the fossil-fuel industry, air travel, and cow farts.  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has embraced the GND.
  •   Abortion to the level of indifference to infanticide, a position that Ralph Northam, Virginia's Democratic governor, brought into the light last year.
  •   Open borders and abolishing internal immigration enforcement (i.e., ICE).  Notwithstanding its temporary eclipse by the COVID pandemic, this one is still very much alive.
  •   Providing "free" medical services and other benefits to "undocumented" residents, a bid to turn the entire United States into California.
Each agenda item, whenever publicly broached, looked like political suicide for the party that nurtured it, but strangely enough it seems to have had little effect on overall poll numbers.  Will the idea of defunding/abolishing the police be any different?

The Left's Premature Revolution.  In their mad dash to exploit the tragic death of George Floyd, the left and their militant cohorts ignored the advice of their forefathers, Marx and Lenin, who admonished that revolutions take time and patience.  Perhaps if they had waited until Donald Trump was no longer in office, there was no recent pandemic lockdown and the occupant of the White House was virtually any Democrat or the typical Republican composite of John McCain, Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski, the radical left would have been far more successful in wringing out dramatic concessions that would move the country markedly left.  But, thanks to their lack of patience, the American people now know who these people are and what they stand for which is prompting a brewing albeit silent backlash.

Liberal Groups Endorse Plan to Expand Supreme Court to 11.  Several prominent liberal groups are joining the push by some Democrats to expand the Supreme Court to eleven justices, a move designed to eliminate the Court's current 5-4 conservative majority.

All the 'News' That's Fit to Apologize For.  I've often joked that the enemies of America didn't need to bother trying to destroy our country, that the political left would eventually do it for them from within.  The only thing I got wrong was the timing.  I thought it would be the long con — an extended timeline of chipping away at rights through the legislative process.  Instead, Democrats are throwing everything behind the short con — pushing for violent insurrection right now, another progressive burning of the Reichstag, hoping it will carry them through November and into power.  But much of that anger is directed inward, a circular firing squad of wokeness, and I, for one, am enjoying it all.  As the people who created and encouraged the angry mob scramble to appease it, hoping to be spared its rage, they're failing miserably.  In fact, more left-wing scalps have been claimed in this mess than anyone else.

Don't let them pull off the revolution!  Having experienced firsthand the death and devastation caused by the ascent to power of Hitler and the Nazis, I see many frightening parallels between the ongoing efforts to foment revolution in America and the takeover of Germany by the Nazis. [...] The most potent of these tactics is the notion that all of your problems are created by another group of citizens due to their unfairness to you.  It is a siren song that has been successfully used by despots such as Mao, Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin to achieve unbridled power.  Over the past century, untold millions of human beings paid with their lives for falling prey to this despicable tactic.  There is little tactical difference between the current radical American left and these same despots as the left fully embraces the tactics of fascism, substituting multiculturalism for nationalism, and the tenets of communism, with identity groups replacing classes.

Democrats Unveil Legislation to Bring Sweeping Changes to Law Enforcement in America.  A bicameral group of Democrats introduced legislation that aims to increase transparency and accountability in law enforcement nationwide.  The bill was crafted in response to the national protest held after the death of Mr. George Floyd. [...] The Congressional Black Caucus authored the Justice in Policing Act to address the use of excessive force by police, specifically in black and minority communities, who say that access force is often unnecessarily used. [...] The package will remove barriers to prosecuting police misconduct by addressing the qualified immunity doctrine.  It will demilitarize the police by limiting the transfer of military weaponry to state and local police departments, combat police brutality by requiring body and dashboard cameras, ban chokeholds, no-knock warrants for drug cases, and create a national database disclosing the names of officers with patterns of abuse.  It also includes a bill passed by the House earlier this year that would make lynching a federal hate crime.

The Democrats' Insane Vow to Disband Police.  Fake news media's campaign to demonize police and Democrats' vow to disband police departments are totally insane.  Can you imagine what gangs such as MS-13 would do to this country without police intervention?  America has over 33,000 gangs with over 1.4 million members.  For decades, Democrats have tried every dirty trick in the book to repeal our Second Amendment right to bear arms.  They claim that you should always call the police rather than defend yourself.  While still insisting that we surrender our guns, Democrats have begun defunding and disbanding police departments.  Antifa has boldly announced that it will begin invading the homes of white Americans.  Without guns or police, what are Americans supposed to use to stop anarchists from robbing, raping, and murdering their families?  Harsh language?

Complete Cop Out.  In order to prevent even a single future case of police malfeasance, liberals are now demanding to "defund the police" (which essentially means cutting training budgets, which won't give us better cops) or getting rid of the police entirely and replacing them with (wait for it!) unarmed Rapid Response Social Workers. [...] Realistically, all these social workers could really do is show up at crime scenes after the fact, and help the victims and survivors (if any) process the experience in emotionally healthy ways that don't in any way denigrate those who have been forced into crime by unfortunate circumstances and societal injustice.  Still, we want to be fair about giving this new system a chance.  So we suggest that the first team of rapid response social workers be deployed to Chicago to clean up that pesky "inner city black genocide" thing.  Because in those mean streets, there are clearly a lot of killers who desperately need a hug.

Minneapolis City Council announces plans to disband police department.  Members of the Minneapolis City Council on Sunday announced plans to disband their embattled police department in the wake of worldwide protests over the killing of George Floyd at the hands of cops.  The nine council members, who form a veto-proof majority, committed to de-funding the department and moving toward a community-based public safety model during a rally at the city's Powderhorn Park, local reports said.  "It is clear that our system of policing is not keeping our communities safe," said council president Lisa Bender, according to Fox9.  "Our efforts at incremental reform have failed, period."

Escape while you can.  De Blasio defunding NYPD.  Earlier today [6/7/2020], while discussing AOC's half-baked proposal to defund the police, I noted what the unfortunate results of such a move would be.  Thankfully, that was only a hypothetical conversation, at least until a few hours later.  No matter how bad things might get in New York City under the administration of Bill de Blasio, we were never going to fall that far down the rabbit hole, right?  Well, hang onto your hat, Alice, and keep an eye out for a giant bunny with a pocket watch.  After just saying on Friday that he was opposed to doing anything along those lines, Hizzoner did yet another complete about-face and announced plans to "shift funds away" from the NYPD.

Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey rejects city council's push to defund police, despite veto-proof majority.  Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Sunday reiterated that he doesn't support abolishing the city's police force, hours after a veto-proof majority of members of the Minneapolis City Council said they want to take that drastic step in the wake of the in-custody death of George Floyd.  Frey, who ordered a police station to evacuate as rioters burned it to the ground last month, was shouted down by a large gathering of demonstrators near his home on Saturday when he defied their demands to shutter the city's police forces entirely.  "I'll work relentlessly with Chief [Medaria] Arradondo and alongside community toward deep, structural reform and addressing systemic racism in police culture," Frey said in a statement to KARE.  "We're ready to dig in and enact more community-led, public safety strategies on behalf of our city.  But, I do not support abolishing the Minneapolis Police Department."

Minneapolis City Council Promises to Abolish the Police; 'Police-free Future'.  A veto-proof majority of the Democrat-dominated Minneapolis City Council announced Sunday that it had bowed to Black Lives Matter protesters' demands to abolish the police, promising the demonstration a "police-free future."

De Blasio:  NYC to cut NYPD funding, shift it to social services.  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday [6/7/2020] he would accede to protesters' demands by moving to shift funds away from the NYPD toward social services.  During his daily briefing, the mayor addressed the demonstrations that have gripped the city and nation for almost two weeks following the death of George Floyd while in police custody.  De Blasio announced a number of reforms as proposed by a task force on racial inclusion, one of which was to shift funding from the police force to youth initiatives.

NYC to shift funding from NYPD to youth and social services, de Blasio says.  Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged Sunday [6/7/2020] to shift funding from the NYPD to support youth and social services instead.  The mayor said the details would be worked out through the city budget process over the next three weeks.  "We are committed to shifting resources," de Blasio said.  "The investments in our youth are foundational."  The mayor added that the defunding of the NYPD will be done in a way that does not compromise the safety of New Yorkers.

The Worst 'Progressive' Idea Yet:  Hey, Let's Get Rid Of The Police!  Awful ideas have sprung up from the craziness of this annus horribilis like poison mushrooms after spring rain.  But no idea is as bad as Big City mayors and their D.C. Democrat allies calling for the abolition of police departments.  Do they not understand that, without enforcement, there can be no rule of law?  Or is that the idea?  The left's war on the very idea of the law now seemingly knows no bounds.  Politicians have all but declared open season on their police departments, even as they decry the mayhem, chaos, death and destruction from more than a week of violent protests nationwide following the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The Regressive Left Embraces Their Inner '60s Radical ... With a Difference.  [Scroll down]  The results of the 2016 election were a seismic shock of immeasurable magnitude to them.  Recovery involved a complete dedication to the undoing of that event. [...] Although much of the country seems oblivious to the outrages committed in Russiagate/Obamagate, for example, with many people persisting in the idea that Trump is Putin's puppet and Michael Flynn a traitor, Trump and the right seemed to keep bouncing back.  In other words, propaganda works.  But it hasn't yet clinched the deal.  So more recently, the left has escalated.  COVID was turned into an excuse to gravely wound the economy.  And now that the COVID episode was beginning to calm down and there might not even be a lethal enough second wave to deal a fatal blow to Trump, we have the revival of the 60s civil unrest and racial riots, one of the most terrible aspects of that decade.

What Do They Really Want?  [Scroll down]  The New York Times reports that Minneapolis, like all the other places on fire, is one of the most liberal cities in the nation.  Surpassing even Seattle, Minneapolis has black people on the City Council.  Two of these black council members are transgender.  None of them is a Republican.  Juneteenth gets a yearly parade, and the police chief, until this week, was a black man.  They're so devoted to fighting racism that you can't zone for single-family housing anymore — ostensibly to make the housing cheaper for blacks and to keep richer whites from having better neighborhoods to move to.  This means that Minneapolis and all the other left-wing cities on fire already do everything they can to police the police — and if they go any farther, they'll have to get rid of them altogether.

'Defund the police'? The method to the Left's madness.  Certain leftists want to eliminate the police because they want to become the police.  Or, at least, they want their foot soldiers to fill that role. [...] What would this actually look like?  Maybe the Crips or Bloods, social-justice warriors, ANTIFA or Black Lives Matter types, or perhaps a combination of the preceding.  But one could easily foresee this "transformative" group quickly transforming into de facto police, with guns, batons, handcuffs and the works — and a really bad attitude.  One could also envision them enforcing laws selectively, in accordance with a "woke," leftist agenda, and mainly against groups deemed "victimizers" (whites, Christians, etc.) while turning a blind eye to crimes against those groups.  The foot soldiers would have the perfect rationalization, too:  Since they've bought the lie that white police abuse minorities, they'd figure that "turnabout is fair play" — and relish the opportunity for vengeance.

Members of Minneapolis City Council vow to 'dismantle' police department following George Floyd's death.  Minneapolis City Council members are expected to hold an emergency meeting Friday to vote on some of the first changes to the city's police department following the death of George Floyd, with some of the council's members vowing to "dismantle" the police department, according to the Star Tribune.  The council is working with the state's Department of Human Rights on a stipulated restraining order that would require some immediate changes to the police department.  The order would also set up a timeline for an investigation into whether the police department participated in racial discrimination over the last 10 years.

Understanding the Far-Left Threat.  [Scroll down]  Still, the myth of systemic racism, like the view that whites are a privileged group, persists.  Why?  The answer is that the left needs it.  For if the United States is an irredeemably racist country, then the left will be justified in destroying it, which is precisely what the left seeks to do.

Why on Earth am I So Hopeful?  It should be plain for anyone with a working brain that the corona virus was a gift for the progressives because there was no way they could compete with Trump's success with the economy.  With the media sounding their doomsday mantra, the booming economy, and the historically low unemployment rates for minorities disappeared and the Democrats silently cheered.  To ensure that the economy would not blast back quickly after the crisis ended, the Congressional Democrats pushed through an outrageous $600 a week in unemployment checks.  Who could resist getting hefty checks for not working?  The Democrat base has always partly consisted of those dependent on cradle to grave government checks.  The fact that the taxpayers pay for those checks is a message that is never mentioned by these legislators demanding tax increases to pay for their munificence.

What's Trump Got To Do With The George Floyd Riots?  Almost everything connected George Floyd's tragic death and the subsequent riots involve Democratic leaders.  So naturally, President Donald Trump is taking the blame.  Start at the beginning.  George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis, a liberal city (the New York Times calls it "one of America's most liberal cities") in a liberal state (that hasn't voted for a Republican for president since 1972).  In 2017, Larry Jacobs, a professor at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs, observed that "In Minneapolis, we have one of the most liberal activist agendas in the U.S.  They are seeking to accomplish at the municipal level what isn't being done at the federal level."  Even that wasn't liberal enough for city dwellers, who booted out a liberal mayor in November 2017 for an even more leftist mayor, Jacob Frey.  He ran promising more affordable housing and, if you can believe it, improved police-community relations.

The Specter of Socialism.  A specter is haunting America — the specter of socialism.  We have gotten a nasty preview of it during the Coronavirus epidemic.  We've experienced empty shelves, food shortages, limits on what you can buy, and also the attack on civil liberties, on freedom of assembly, on religious liberty, on privacy.  So we've endured on a temporary basis what, under socialism, we are likely to endure on a permanent basis.  Yet socialism has somehow entered the mainstream of political debate.  Suddenly, almost out of nowhere, we have these strange socialist characters — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Bernie Sanders — and a whole political party that seems magnetically drawn toward the socialist camp.  This development by itself is surpassingly strange, because socialism is arguably the most discredited idea since slavery.

Nancy Pelosi: 'Every Crisis' Including Coronavirus Is an Opportunity to Advance Leftist Agenda.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said during a press conference on Wednesday that "every crisis" is an opportunity to advance a leftist agenda.  "We have to open the economy, we have to do so in a way that gives more opportunity for access to care, to credit, to opportunity," Pelosi said during a press conference regarding her coronavirus phase four bill, the HEROES Act.  "Just as Mr. Clyburn said, this is an opportunity, every crisis is," Pelosi added.

Biden offshore drilling ban would kill 200,000 jobs, oil lobby says.  Joe Biden's proposal to ban new offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters would cost nearly 200,000 jobs, strip the U.S. government of billions in dollars of revenue, and potentially push production to other countries, according to a new study commissioned by the industry's trade group.  The study, released Tuesday [5/26/2020] by the National Ocean Industries Association, does not name Biden.  But its release is intended to underscore the potential consequences of Biden's proposal to prevent the U.S. government from issuing new oil and gas drilling permits in federal waters, which had experienced record oil production before the coronavirus halted demand.

Some Non-Negotiable Demands for Utopia: the Covid-19 Global Solidarity Manifesto.  [Scroll down]  It is well-designed, having that look of authentic simplicity that disarms skepticism, and it is indeed short, simple and declarative.  Its nine main points begin with the words, "We demand ..."  What's being demanded we'll come onto in due course, but the petition varies its demands with assurances that these things are going to happen anyway.  Oh yes.  This kind of writing is known as the "imperative indicative," but it's less imperative than they might wish because the element of threat is so understated. [...] There is only one way the world could afford to pay for this catalogue of costly benefits and that is if we were able to achieve a fantasy of high economic growth without end.  Unfortunately, that prospect is scotched by Demand #3 which calls for "the fantasy of endless growth" in unsustainable capitalist economies, "[to] be replaced with cooperatively based economies of care, where human life, biodiversity, and our natural resources are conserved and a universal basic income is guaranteed so that governments can work together to combat the existential threat of climate change."

CNBC Reporter:  Biden Is Offering Most Expensive Tax Plan Of Any Democratic Candidate In Recent History.  Joe Biden is presented by Democrats and the media as a moderate, but that's simply not true.  His tax plan is ridiculously expensive.  It would spend trillions more than even Hillary Clinton's tax plan in 2016.  Robert Frank of CNBC recently laid it all out.

Pelosi's Leninist Stimulus Bill.  As soon as the Bolsheviks took over Russia in October 1917, Vladimir Lenin began churning out rubles.  In fact, he spent half the state's revenue on just the printing of new currency.  Within a year, the ruble was worth 100,000,000 times less than it had been before the communists took over.  Existing rubles, and any investment denominated in rubles, were worthless.  Lenin's inflationary program was not a response to the need for an increased money supply.  It was a deliberate strategy designed to eliminate money as a means of transactions and, with it, to crush capitalism.  From that point on, the state would directly control the means of production and distribution, and the people would, in theory, be dependent on the state for all goods and services.

Pelosi Accuses Senate GOP of 'Political Retribution' for Not Passing $3 Trillion Stimulus Bill.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw a political tantrum on Twitter, scolding Republicans in the Senate for putting "lives and livelihoods" at risk by not holding a vote on her party's $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill.  [Tweet]  I'm not sure how authorizing "expedited green cards" for migrant health workers and opening up banking services to cannabis businesses saves lives and jobs, but it's a huge bill with a lot of words in it.  I'm sure it's in there somewhere.

Democrats Brazenly Try to Buy Illegal Alien Votes in Latest Pork Legislation.  Speaker Pelosi and her merry band of sycophants, who currently control the House, just passed a 3 Trillion dollar liberal wish list spending package which insures 16 Billion in stimulus checks to Illegal Aliens.  The HEROES Act, which has no pathway to becoming law, includes a provision that would retroactively send payments to any illegal person who filed a Federal Income tax return for 2018 or 2019 with a tax ID number.  Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has stated the bill has no chance of passage in the Senate and President Trump has publicly declared if it did, he would veto it.  Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy lays out the absurdity of Pelosi's bill.

The Editor says...
The very fact that the Democrats are trying to buy the votes of those who can't legally vote at all says a lot about the state of our election system.

Hubris and Miscalculation:  The left's bid to exploit the virus to defeat Trump.  Confident of their ability to defeat Trump with their radical, pro-illegal alien, pro-criminal, pro-socialist agenda, the left is badly overreaching.  House speaker Nancy Pelosi's proposed $3-trillion monstrosity stimulus is a joke.  The trillions they pledged under the rubric of the COVID-19 disaster is trillions more added to our national debt.  The stimulus will be money printed, distributed, and spent as if it were grown on trees.  Irresponsible states such as California, New York, New Jersey, and Illinois hope to use the virus to cheat the American taxpayers into rescuing them from their own profligacy.  The more they can successfully blame the virus for their own gross mishandling of their states' funds, the more they think they can cash in on their own catastrophic governmental errors in judgment.

Democrats will pay price for hurting the economy in the election.  Democrats have defined themselves as the shutdown party and, in the short term, that has served them well.  The lockdown governors such as Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania and Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan have lofty approval ratings.  The Republican governors who have opened up their states are less popular.  Government power and restrictions have been popular during this time of crisis.  This is what liberals believe in.  In Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has pushed a massive $3 trillion pork barrel spending package through the House that redistributes income to numerous left wing causes, like those overinflated pensions run by blue states, and it does not even pretend to assist the private economy.  This 1,800 page legislation mentions the economy less than five times. [...] Voters will see the chaos in cities led by Democrats, particularly New York and Los Angeles.  They will see people fleeing from blue states in the north to red states in the south, where businesses are treated like assets instead of criminals.  They will realize that Democrats are the party of welfare, high taxes, and more government restrictions on the private economy.

House Democrats voted to give illegal immigrants $16 billion in stimulus checks.  The House's recently passed $3 trillion spending package provides more than $16 billion in coronavirus stimulus payments to illegal immigrants who file tax returns without Social Security numbers, according to an analysis.  The chamber's HEROES Act, written by House Democrats, passed on Friday 208-199 with just one Republican, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), voting for the bill and 23 members not present.  The bill includes a provision to provide retroactive stimulus payments to illegal immigrants who filed tax returns in 2018 or 2019 with tax ID numbers under the $2.2 trillion CARES Act.  It would also allow illegal immigrants with tax IDs to qualify for a second round of stimulus payments.

The 75-pages buried in Pelosi's 1,815-page 'Heroes Act' that would keep Democrats in power forever.  [Scroll down]  To get a better idea of what this legislation is all about, spend some time perusing "Division P" of the legislation, starting on page 1452. This 75-page gem (This Act may be cited as the "American Coronavirus/COVID-19 Election Safety and Security Act" or the "ACCESS Act") is all about federalizing voting practices and procedures, and is essentially Pelosi's H.R. 1 reincarnated to include mail-in voting.  This is what the end game is all about ... "access" for everyone to vote.  And not for Donald Trump.

New House vote-by-proxy measure sets off screaming alarms as Pelosi gobbles power.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi essentially told members of Congress they don't need to show up for work anymore and she will take care of voting for them.  The California Democrat led members of the House to pass legislation on Friday [5/15/2020] that allows lawmakers to stay home and vote by proxy during the coronavirus pandemic.  The unprecedented bill coincided with the approval of a massive $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus package that has objecting Republicans reeling.

Nancy Pelosi is Once Again Trying to Force Americans to Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz.  For the second time in as many weeks, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is attempting to exploit the coronavirus crisis to push her abortion agenda on the American people.  During the development of the first stimulus bill to tackle the coronavirus situation, White House officials caught Pelosi trying to force Americans to fund abortions because she put funding in the bill under a section of HHS where the provisions of the Hyde Amendment would not apply.  Now, Pelosi is trying to include funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion company in the bill to provide economic relief for small businesses, even though Planned Parenthood is a profitable abortion corporation that technically is a nonprofit.  As The Hill reports, Pelosi wanted to include Planned Parenthood in the mix with small businesses so it could get taxpayer dollars over the objections of pro-life Americans.

House Democrats pass doomed $3T coronavirus relief bill.  House Democrats passed a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill on Friday night [5/15/2020] despite Senate Republicans and President Trump declaring the so-called Heroes Act dead on arrival.  Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California complained that the 1,800-page bill was "the largest bill in the history of Congress" — and that it was unfurled this week without a committee hearing.  Democrats defended the bill, arguing that Republican foot-dragging forced them to move ahead with a unilateral proposal.

Pelosi's crazy $3T coronavirus spending bill may have secret purpose — Don't underestimate her.  When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the $3 trillion coronavirus spending bill she and her allies had written — a bill passed by House Democrats Friday night with only a single Republican vote in support — my first reaction was that it would be dead on arrival in the Senate and that the move made no sense.  The bill is the most expensive spending bill ever passed in the history of the House of Representatives, but Pelosi took no public comment, no Republican input, and didn't consult with the Republican-controlled Senate or the White House on the bill. [...] There are a remarkable number of impossible-to-explain provisions in the bill.

House passes plan for proxy voting, despite GOP objections.  The House of Representatives enacted an unprecedented plan Friday [5/14/2020] to allow for proxy House votes and remote committee meetings during the coronavirus pandemic for the first time in history.  The vote was 217-189 in the House Friday evening, reflecting the widespread GOP objections to changing the procedures in the House.  The plan will allow for absent members to cast votes by proxy on the House floor and for committees to allow members and witnesses to join from home for 45 days.  The special provisions could be renewed or modified for the remainder of the congressional term that ends in January.

Democrats Break with Nancy Pelosi on $3 Trillion Coronavirus Bill.  House Democrats started breaking with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Friday [5/15/2020] as Congress' lower chamber prepares to vote on the $3 trillion, 1,815-page bill. [...] Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-SC) said he will also vote against the $3 trillion coronavirus bill.  He called the legislation "Washington politics at its worst" and "now is not the time to advance a partisan wish list or refuse to come to the negotiating table."

A Farrago of Democrat Delusions Will Bury Them in 2020.  To judge from campaign oratory, it is becoming increasingly difficult to believe that the Democrats and Republicans are contesting for the honor of governing the same country this election year.  The Democrats describe a country where, if the administration had acted more quickly and subjected the entire population to constant testing for the coronavirus even before any of its characteristics were known, Americans would have been spared scores of thousands of avoidable deaths.  It is a country where there is now no alternative to a near-complete national shutdown while the whole population submits to constant testing and anyone with whom an identified COVID-sufferer has met in the previous 14 days must be hunted down and forcibly quarantined. [...] It is hard to credit that the Democratic Party has adopted this fairy tale until its interpretation of recent legal events is taken on board.

Pelosi's $3 trillion coronavirus bill lets her play left-wing Santa Claus with your tax dollars.  It's a good seven months until Christmas, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is already playing Santa Claus with taxpayer money.  The California Democrat is proposing a $3 trillion bill, titled the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or HEROES Act, that is packed full of gifts to Democrats.  And incredibly, this is the pared-down version.  The New York Times reports that the original Democratic bill asked for $4 trillion.

Democrats $3 trillion wish list shows irresponsibility during national crisis.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced another $3 trillion of spending as the Democrats' latest response to the coronavirus pandemic.  At over 1,800 pages, the mammoth legislation is a cynical left-wing wish not rooted in reality.  It demonstrates that the Democrats are irresponsible and unfitted to govern at a time of crisis.  Some $2.9 trillion of spending already out the door means that by next year the federal debt is likely to be higher than the record set in World War II — a milestone that wasn't supposed to be reached until over a decade from now.  Now, Pelosi wants to pile on another $3 trillion on top of that record profligacy.  For that amount of money, Washington could simply send out a $10,000 check to every person in the United States or $23,000 checks to every household.  Either of those plans would be simpler and more effective than what Pelosi has in mind.

Forget Pelosi's Boondoggle Bill — Take Taxes to Zero Instead.  After spending most of the pandemic crisis on vacation, an ice cream-fortified Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi finally emerged from her magnificent kitchen to propose a behemoth mess of a spending bill to allegedly save America's faltering economy.  Her 1,815-page proposal forms the "War and Peace" of legislative monstrosities.  In fact, the endless big-government wish list contains generous payments for illegal immigrants, tax credits for wealthy residents of high-tax states, massive grants to fiscally irresponsible states, a national prohibition on identification for voters, and even federal loans for lobbyists.  This $3 trillion disaster would massively balloon the federal debt only to consolidate administrative state power and deepen dependency on federal programs.

$3 trillion Dem bill would grant amnesty to illegal aliens!  What would be bought with the $3 trillion Democrats are proposing in yet another massive coronavirus stimulus bill?  For one thing, amnesty until the end of the coronavirus for millions of illegal aliens who have "essential" jobs.  And the distribution of $1,200 stimulus checks people in the country illegally.  Along with huge tax breaks for the millionaire and billionaire classes in the Democratic Party.

The Real Reason Why Pelosi Is Finally Putting the House Back to Work.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is finally bringing the House of Representatives back to work for a vote on Friday.  The House went into recess on March 14 after passing the coronavirus stimulus bill, the CARES Act.  Representatives briefly returned in late April to pass extra funding for the Paycheck Protection Act, but then they went into recess again.  While the Senate went back to work last Monday, the House has remained in recess for two months.  Both chambers went into recess citing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, as the Washington, D.C., area is a COVID-19 hotspot.  On Tuesday, Pelosi unveiled her $3 trillion bill supposedly focused on providing more relief for Americans during the coronavirus crisis.  Like her previous efforts, however, the bill is jam-packed with lefty wish-list items, including vote-by-mail provisions, unemployment checks that actually pay workers more than they would receive on the job, and a repeal of part of Trump's 2017 tax cuts, among other things.

House Bill Is a $3 Trillion Left-Wing Bonanza.  This is, in summary form, some of what the bill contains:
  •   Nearly $1 trillion for state and local governments, ostensibly to make up for anticipated budget shortfalls due to the virus.  $540 billion is earmarked for the states, divided according to a formula. [...]
  •   Another round of $1,200 payments to individual Americans.
  •   $175 billion to health care providers, to reimburse them for lost revenue because "nonessential" health care has largely, and unnecessarily, been made illegal in most states.
  •   $100 billion for "stimulus funding" for education.  This has no apparent relationship to the coronavirus.
  •   Forgiveness of federal and state student loans, up to $10,000 per person.  Again, no relationship to the disease.
  •   $75 billion in "assistance for homeowners."  I take it this is to make up for missed mortgage payments.  Also, $100 billion "to help low-income renters avoid evictions."  So taxpayers will be paying other people's rent as well as mortgages.
  •   State transit authorities would get $15 billion.  I am not sure why.  So more mass transit can help the next disease to spread faster?
  •   $75 billion for the U.S. Postal Service.  Just because.

10 Pet Projects in Pelosi's $3T 'Democratic Wish List' Coronavirus Bill.  After delaying the House of Representatives meeting for weeks, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) unveiled a $3 trillion coronavirus bill in a conference call on Tuesday.  Politico had predicted the bill would be a "Democratic wish list filled up with all the party's favored policies," and that "neither this bill nor anything resembling it will ever become law."  Even so, the speaker's efforts recall Democrats' continued attempts not to let a crisis go to waste.

Democrats propose coronavirus relief package to send $2,000 to each American every month until after the pandemic is over.  Democrat senators have released plans for a coronavirus relief package to send $2,000 to each American every month until after the pandemic is over.  Senators Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Ed Markey introduced a bill Friday to send a direct payment of $2,000 each month to people who make less than $120,000, as record job losses have left millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet.  Unemployment hit historic highs this week, with the US economy losing a staggering 20.5 million jobs in April - the steepest plunge since the Great Depression.

Trump is Not Weakening.  I characterize President Trump's behavior as strategic rather than weak.  Many Trump supporters are furious that Trump appears to allow Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx to dictate when we reopen America.  At the same time, Democrats and fake news media absurdly claim Trump is responsible for thousands of deaths because he ignores science and health experts.  Fake news media is flooding the airwaves with their claim that over 100,000 people will die if crazy Trump irresponsibly reopens America.  Trump is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.  I am confident that Trump will courageously press forward, doing what is best for We the People.  Out-of-control Democrats are using coronavirus to overrule our Second Amendment right to bear arms, release dangerous felons, and fund extreme leftist causes.  They have selectively implemented unconstitutional restrictions intended to punish Christians and Trump voters.  Insane with their newfound power, Democrats are actually considering going door to door to drag people out of their homes.  In a nutshell, coronavirus has liberated Democrats from the restraints of the U.S. Constitution.  Folks, we are at war with an evil enemy within, the Democratic Party.

The 'Freesistance' can Prevent Dems from Prolonging the Shutdown.  Destroying America's economy is the Democrat plan for stealing a presidency.  They can live with the toll a closed economy will take on the lives and well-being of Americans — it's a small price to pay for the fundamental transformation of the United States of America they seek. [...] Now that Xi's gift to the world has severely damaged most of the globe's economies and particularly savaged that of America, Trump's chance of a second term is something less than a sure thing.  Craven and desperate, the Democrats, having spent their time and efforts since Trump's election trying various underhanded schemes to depose him, now see an opportunity to remove the biggest selling point for his continued presidency, a roaring economy.  What better way to derail the Trump train than to keep the economy closed until November 3, 2020, while blaming the misery on his mishandling of the Wuhan plague? [...] This is about stealing a presidency, nothing more and nothing less.

It's Time for Trump to Come Home to His Voters.  The party of Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, which remains institutionally neoliberal, has also established itself as a radical vessel for multiculturalist deracination of the American idea.  The Democratic Party today is a blunt tool of ruling class puppetmasters — elites who profit off a vitiated American heartland while simultaneously seeking to upend those heartland Americans' lives via social transformation without representation.

The Democrats always fight dirty, with or without cheerleaders like Mr. Carville.
James Carville demands Dems fight dirty to end 'scourge of Trumpism forever' in MSNBC tirade.  Democratic strategist James Carville delivered an eyebrow-raising appeal for his party to behave like a "pirate ship" in their effort to take back the White House.  The Democratic operative declared on MSNBC Wednesday [5/6/2020] that President Donald Trump will not win a second term and called for ending the "scourge of Trumpism" in the country by becoming more aggressive in campaigning against him.

Senate Democrats demand 'huge' bailout bill for states.  Senate Democrats are demanding that the Republican majority agree to a fourth federal spending bill that would supply $1 trillion to state and local governments suffering from lower revenues due to the coronavirus.  "The state and local governments need huge amounts of money," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters in the Capitol on Tuesday [5/5/2020].  Schumer criticized a plan by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to postpone consideration of new federal spending in order to assess the distribution and effectiveness of billions in federal aid already signed into law.  A prior spending measure allocated $150 billion to state and local governments, but Democrats say it's far too little.

The third wave of the left's attempted destruction of America.  We are currently in the third wave of the left's attempts to totally deconstruct America into the image of the leftist utopia.  There is no love of this country or its traditions or its Constitution among the left.  Remaking it into a radical ideological hellhole is leftists' only objective.  The impoverished and criminals are sacrosanct and must be preserved.  They enable the corruption and absolute power the left craves.  Two classes, the rulers and the ruled, constitute the society that the left requires.  This is absolute evil, and it is the way the world has functioned for centuries.  They have history on their side.  America has been the prime exception to this history.  Personal freedom and free markets have made this the greatest economy and the greatest civilization in the history of mankind.  We have defeated fascism and communism.  Without us, the world would be an unbearably horrible place to live.  It is only because we love God and freedom.  That's it.

Pelosi's Congress Should Shelter At Home For The Rest Of The Year.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is as determined as President Franklin D. Roosevelt to exploit this crisis for political gain, on the well-founded calculation that if Democrats ask Republicans to unleash a horde of locusts, they'll agree to half the locusts.  Maybe even three-quarters!  Despite failing so far to use the pandemic to get race and sex quotas for corporate boards, insane emissions requirements on airlines, more money for Democrat politicking funneled through unions, student loan bailouts, and bigger tax credits for solar panels, Democrats have already commandeered it to send pork to the Kennedy Center, bail out the U.S. Postal Service, get raises for Congress as 26 million Americans filed for unemployment, fund PBS stations, and upcharge for refugee resettlement.  And they're just getting started.  Pelosi has started talking about moving beyond blanketing the nation with deficit-funded checks into a "guaranteed income."

Weaponizing Coronavirus, Leftist Foundations Dedicate Millions to Transform 2020 Elections.  New networks of leftist organizations have been created, fueled by hundreds of millions of dollars in confidentially-sourced donations dedicated to fundamentally transforming how the 2020 election is conducted.  Already, these networks have formed working groups, sponsored litigation, and lobbied Congress to pass federal mandates about how the 2020 election should be conducted.  They have even funded purported conservative organizations that place articles in conservative publications advocating for the fundamental transformations demanded by the left.  The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a frantic effort by the left to deploy massive new funding streams and to activate new aggressive and transformative organizations.  They are pushing for legislative changes such as federally-mandated vote-by-mail and the eradication of state election integrity laws, like absentee ballot witness signature requirements in Virginia.

How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & The Squad Are Strategizing To Cancel Rent Payments.  Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been holding Congress' feet to the fire for a lack of depth in economic relief bills that should protect working people.  Ocasio-Cortez has repeatedly brought attention to the fact that many people will not be able to make their rent or mortgage payments at the end of April, especially with more than 30.3 million people currently filing for unemployment benefits as a result of losing work due to the global pandemic.  With tenants and housing rights advocates organizing across the country for state and local rent strikes, Ocasio-Cortez has called for state and federal rent cancellations during the pandemic.

Democrats ramp up demand for massive bailout of state and local governments.  House and Senate Democrats are escalating calls for an historic federal bailout of state and local governments coping with significant revenue losses due to the coronavirus outbreak.  The price tag for the aid Democrats propose is massive:  $500 billion for state governments plus "a very big figure," for municipalities, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, told reporters Tuesday [4/28/2020].  And there's more:  Pelosi said lawmakers may seek a $200 billion increase in Medicaid spending.

Dems Snuck A $15 Minimum Wage Into The CARES Act — And We'll All Pay The Price.  Buried in a story about the overly generous unemployment "bonus" that Democrats added to the CARES Act is the reason why they insisted on it in the first place — and why it will drag down the recovery once the lockdown ends.  While lawmakers were hammering out the massive $2 trillion bill, a key focus of which was to keep workers connected to their jobs through a loan guarantee program — Democrats insisted on a huge increase in unemployment benefits.  The result was a $600 a week bonus.  New York Sen. Chuck Schumer was right to call this "unemployment on steroids."  Well, guess what?  "The $600 payment aligns with working full time at $15 an hour — the minimum-wage level many Democrats in Congress support," notes the Wall Street Journal.

Pelosi: A Minimum Guaranteed Income May Now Be 'Worthy of Our Attention'.  As Congress weighs another relief package amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic which has many small businesses closed until stay-at-home orders are lifted, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) floated out the possibility of a minimum guaranteed income for workers.  Pelosi said on "MSNBC Live" a minimum guaranteed income is "perhaps" now "worthy" of getting looked at being added into the next funding package.

Biden: Let's Fix The Economy By Repeating Obama's Stimulus Fiasco.  Joe Biden has a plan to get the economy moving again after the coronavirus shutdown.  Unfortunately for him, his plan has already been tried — and it failed miserably. [...] "Biden said investments in light rail, clean drinking water, and half a million electric vehicle chargers on the nation's highways could help retool the economy for the future."  Where have we heard this before?  Oh, right, Barack Obama's 2009 stimulus, which was going to turbocharge the economy by funding "shovel-ready jobs," heavy investments in mass transit, "clean" energy, electric cars, and a bailout of state governments.

Democrats Go All-In on Universal Basic Income.  In a piece at Market Watch, House Appropriations Committee member Tim Ryan (D-OH) writes about his plan to "fire up the economy" by introducing "the Emergency Money for the People Act, which will provide almost every American $2,000 a month until employment levels reach pre-coronavirus levels.  Every American age 16 and older who earns less $130,000 per year will receive this money tax-free." [sic]  Married couples, he writes, "can earn up to $260,000 per year and receive $4,000 per month," along with an additional $500 a month for up to three children, capped at a whopping $5,500 per month for a family of five.  Ryan's article is heavy on the selling points, but omits quite a bit of material information, not least of which is the gargantuan cost to taxpayers.

The Left Is Taking Pleasure From The Economic Crash.  [Scroll down]  Democrats realized lockdowns could be the transformational crisis they've been pursuing for decades.  There's a reason the lockdowns are being called a "free trial of socialism."  They're crushing the economy.  And this creates the perfect opportunity for the political left to move in and "save" advanced economies in the U.S. and elsewhere with socialist/statist/collectivist policies favored by Democrats.  Free-market capitalism, they'll tell us, just isn't working.  Indefinitely prolonged lockdowns might achieve exactly what Democrats have been attempting to accomplish for decades, that is overwhelm commerce and enterprise with taxes and regulation, claim that market economies have failed, and then set up their version of a socialist paradise.

The Democrats Totally Want A Depression.  If the Malevolent Donkey Party was actively seeking to plunge the country into an economic tailspin, while still maintaining some level of deniability to the credulous suckers out there, exactly what would it be doing differently?  It would be pretty much doing exactly what it is doing right now — shilling for the bat-gobbling ChiComs, delaying needed assistance to keep America working, and generally trying to keep us all locked in the dark in perpetuity.  It's fair to assume that you intend the expected consequences of the actions you take, and the consequence of the actions the Democrats are taking is economic ruin.  The indisputable fact is that they're totally cool with that if that is what gets them back into power.

Joe, Bernie, and the Hard Left.  Consider the leftist mindset: everything is ideological machtpolitik, not politics in the traditional sense, the push and pull of moving society ever closer to the common good.  Political power isn't the only thing that grows from the barrel of a gun; so does the über-left's sense of meaning.  Progress can only be made holding the levers of control.  Once the grip is secure, subversion becomes easier, especially within the obnubilated bowels of the federal bureaucracy.  Just ask Whittaker Chambers, or Carter Page.  Power-mongering is the modus operandi of the serious progressive.  Retaking the White House is the fastest way to recruiting more like-minded true believers in positions of authority.  Like Faust courting Mephistopheles, Bernie backers are willing to trade their external principles for an internal goal of long-term graduation to a worker's paradise.

Leftists Don't Want The Shutdown To End Because They Are Living Out Their Wildest Dreams.  [N]ow that things are on the downward swing, it seems some conservatives and only conservatives are chomping at the bit to get things moving again in order to save the lives of countless people for whom a second Great Depression would mean the end of their livelihoods and even some of their lives long-term.  The left, on the other hand, is in no hurry, and who could blame them?  Of late, they've witnessed many of their most insane policy goals come either to fruition or within palpable reach, and they aren't about to let some lame protesters trying to feed their families get in the way of "progress."

Proposed: $2,000 Monthly Stimulus Checks And Canceled Rent And Mortgage Payments For 1 Year.  The CARES Act provided a lifeline for taxpayers and small businesses.  But as a one-time cash payment, many fear that it didn't do enough to support taxpayers in one of our country's greatest times of need.  Especially in light of the fact that many people still have not received their stimulus checks.  To address this, members of Congress have made two separate proposals, one that would provide Americans over the age of 16 with a $2,000 monthly check for up to 12 months, and one that would cancel rent and mortgage payments through the duration of the coronavirus emergency.

'The Worse, the Better!' — a Strategy of the Left.  Making Trump responsible for the nation's hardships while attacking his efforts to alleviate them pretty well sums up the game plan of his Democrat antagonists.  The worse the unemployment and the casualty lists the better.  But not being too obvious is crucial to the plan's success, since the American public would probably not appreciate having their lives and livelihoods be the casualties of its success.

Will the Covid-19 PsyOp succeed?  There's been what I've called a flu d'état — a takeover of our supposedly democratic political process by unelected and unaccountable administrative state medical bureaucrats who are deeply and permanently embedded in the system of modern medicine — a collection of businesses that now consumes about twenty percent of the Gross National Product. [...] Overnight, our society is doing what radical leftist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her fellow Green New Deal fanatics have demanded:  An almost total end to air travel; personal automobile travel down to a trickle; promises of free health care for all quickly becoming the new status quo; and the ability of people to sit at home without working and receive a pay check from the government.  The Democrats want that to continue indefinitely.

Matt Gaetz Proposes to Rescind Refugee Resettlement Funding to Bolster ICE.  Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) introduced the NO PORK Act on Friday [4/17/2020], which would strip the $350 million in refugee funding in the CARES Act and redistribute it to the U.S. Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Breitbart News has learned exclusively.  Gaetz introduced the Negating Outlandish Pork in Our Reinvestment Kit Act, or NO PORK Act, to rescind a Democrat provision that the Florida conservative contends would radically reshape America to fit their leftist agenda.

Political Elite Plays Its Last Card.  [A]bout half the country thinks the Democrats now are led and applauded by a media echo chamber of atheist elitists who want gays to dictate popular culture, regard abortion and childbirth as equivalent events, want to replace fossil fuels with wind and sun, eliminate defense spending and have a real dialogue with the world instead, mock and oppress all the churches except Islam (whose excesses assist in the forward march of paganism), and elevate barrio poseurs as guardians of a new intellectualism.  It won't fly.  The indestructible soul of America is not having it.  The Bushes were unwitting enablers, the Clintons were corruptible opportunists, Obama was a fraud elevated because of the need to break the glass ceiling of color for the nation's highest office.  Biden is just a muddled amalgam of 40 years at the public trough, an arthritic wheelhorse in a machine that has broken down.

Beware the Left's 'Degrowth' Movement.  It would be natural to believe that nearly everyone on the planet is horrified by the death and economic destruction wrought from the COVID-19 pandemic.  But some see the body bags and the shutdown of economic production as a weird kind of blessing in disguise.  These are the proponents of a radical and increasingly chic movement on the left called "degrowth."  This is the idea that economic growth and increased prosperity are the root CAUSE of massive ecological destruction and health pandemics.  The agenda is to shut down industrial production and industries like fossil fuels, automobiles and airline travel that contribute to global warming.  COVID-19 and the economy lockdown are seen as a kind of test run for the theory.  For example, professor Natasha Chassagne of the University of Tasmania and a disciple of this movement gushes that "we can draw many lessons and opportunities from the current health crisis when tackling planetary warming."

Democrats opt for blackmail over small-business money — and the media cover for them.  What a deal for Democrats:  They get to hold the economy for ransom, and the media blithely cover for them.  On Thursday [4/9/2020], Senate Democrats nixed a simple but urgent request to boost cash in the emergency small business loan program Congress set up this month from $350 billion to $600 billion.  Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin requested the cash because funds are running low, just weeks after the program launched.  Rather than comply, Democrats issued demands:  They insisted the new money include $60 billion for "community-based lenders" that serve minorities, women, nonprofits and other groups.  And the bill also had to OK an immediate $250 billion for cities, states, hospitals, food stamps and other needs.

Clyburn Defends Calling Coronavirus an Opportunity to 'Restructure Government'.  House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D., S.C.) on Friday defended his previous claim that coronavirus is a "tremendous opportunity" to advance Democratic policy goals.  "I find it kind of interesting that one of my colleagues said he has a problem with me because I'm a 'restructure government' person," Clyburn told Roll Call.  "Yes, Jim Clyburn is a restructuring government guy and everybody with any common sense, and looking at where we are today, needs to be a restructuring government person."  Clyburn has taken a prominent role in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) coronavirus response.  The speaker tapped the South Carolina Democrat on Thursday to lead her select oversight committee on coronavirus relief, which will monitor the billions in federal dollars spent fighting the pandemic.  Top Republicans criticized the decision, pointing to Clyburn's March comments calling the coronavirus "a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision."

Government and Economics Made Dead Simple.  There are only two types of governments.  Two.  That's it.  There are those where the people control the government and those where the government controls the people.  Likewise, there are only two types of economic systems: economies where free markets control commerce and economies where bureaucrats control commerce.  It's that simple.

House Republican leader rejects 'partisan objectives' in Democratic relief package.  House Democrats are rolling out plans for a big "Phase 4" economic relief package, but Republicans warn they won't support legislation that simply incorporates the Democratic party agenda, including green energy initiatives and mail-in ballots for federal elections.  "As the legislation from the first three phases is implemented, Republicans stand ready to work across the aisle to support the individuals and institutions that will need more help in the fight against the virus," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican, said in a statement Wednesday.  "But the American people cannot afford the distraction of continued attempts to force partisan objectives into our response."

Enemies to the Left.  The resurgence of Joe Biden and the inevitable defeat of Bernie Sanders led the pundits to declare that the Democratic Party is rejecting socialism — a development all decent men would celebrate if it were true.  Yet, in a supreme irony, the Land of the Free dangerously underestimates or underappreciates the ideological nature of the contemporary Democratic Party.  Neither education nor life experience has prepared Americans for grasping the Party's epochal ideological shift toward the ideology that signifies the total inversion of the Nation's historical traditions and values.  Every time the Democratic presidential contenders took the stage, whether it was a radical Bernie Sanders or any of the so-called moderates such as Michael Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, or Joe Biden, a frightening sense of déjà vu set in as those downsized American replicas of Leon Trotsky, Nikolai Bukharin, Clara Zetkin, and Rosa Luxemburg clearly professed their socialist-egalitarian vision and prophetic absolutism.  None of them has talked of freedom or offered a single program for wealth creation, which epitomizes capitalism; all of their proposals have been aimed at economic equality, suppression of freedom and destruction of wealth, which embodies socialism.

Little of Pelosi's Wish List Made It Into COVID-19 Relief Bill.  That's a Relief in Itself.  There's a lot in those 880 pages, and much of it is problematic:  The bill is neither targeted and temporary, nor directed exclusively at the coronavirus [...] Before the bill made it through the Senate, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., temporarily derailed it by insisting that any relief bill include a left-wing wish list unrelated to the ongoing pandemic and the economic slowdown that it's causing.

Death as a Political Tool.  In the relief bill, [...] they've inserted a provision that pays people more to be on unemployment than they made when they worked, and there are still people who can't figure out why it's in the bill.  If you pay people more to be unemployed than they earned, they'll choose to be unemployed, which raises the unemployment figure, which hurts the economy and, thus, hurts Trump.  Sure, those people will become less employable and more dependent on public benefits, but how else to you buy votes?  It certainly isn't by offering independence and success, as that rotten Trump has done.

Joe Biden is Barack Obama without the fake Greek columns.  Democrats in Congress cannot help but reveal their true loyalties in the desperate throes of a global meltdown.  More Americans have lost their jobs in the past several weeks than at any other point in history, and what is the first instinct of panicked Democrats in Washington?  They race to lard up an emergency financial rescue package with treasonous smash-and-grab bags of obscene money for the greedy special interest groups that keep Democrats in power.  From environmental wackos to self-serving union bosses to the suicidal open borders industry, the great puppeteers of Washington Democrats were the party's first — and only — priority in this panic. [...] These people are fundamentally unserious.  Totally untrustworthy.  Genetically anti-American.  And nothing reveals their unseriousness like an actual, true crisis.

A Public Health Crisis Is No Time for Private Pension Bailouts.  Now is the time to address the COVID-19 crisis, not throw money at decades-long problems.  House Democrats' inclusion of a massive taxpayer bailout for a select group of multiemployer or union pension plans in their most recent 1400-page pork-filled COVID-19 legislative package flies in the face of 60% of U.S. households that have suffered significant retirement account losses of their own with the stock market's roughly 25% COVID-19 tumble.  A private pension bailout as a "solution" for the current situation is both ironic and disturbing.

After first lying about her corrupt bill, Pelosi has finally agreed to abandon it.  On Sunday [3/22/2020], the news was that Democrats in the Senate, having worked to draft a bipartisan bill to help Americans through the coronavirus crisis, received orders from Rep. Nancy Pelosi to reject it.  On Monday, the Democrats doubled down on that rejection.  Also, on Monday, Nancy proposed a 1,100-page bill that did provide some help for America's workers, small businesses, and corporations.  Most of the bill, though, was given over to Democrat wish-list items.  If coronavirus had hit America with a Democrat in the White House and a Democrat majority in Congress, by Monday's end, a new law would have
  •   raised the federal minimum wage to $15,
  •   subsidized student loan debt,
  •   provided more funds for PBS,
  •   funded the IRS and the Postal Service,
  •   mandated race and gender diversity for corporate boards,
  •   implemented same-day voter registration
  •   required airplanes to be carbon neutral in five years,
as well as a host of other initiatives pandering to social justice, environmental, and union concerns -- and all of it would ostensibly have been done to protect American workers from coronavirus's ravages on the economy.

Could a 'Draft Cuomo' Movement Be in the Democrats' Future?  Democrats are publicly talking about "contingency options" for their July convention in Milwaukee in case the coronavirus persists in being a public-health threat.  But privately, some are also talking about needing a Plan B if Joe Biden, their nominee apparent, continues to flounder.

The Editor says...
Joe Biden has been an obvious placeholder for several months.  This isn't a sudden development.  The Democratic Party bosses will decide who the nominee is, regardless of the primary election results.  At the moment, the nominee chosen by the party bosses appears to be Andrew Cuomo. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23]

Pelosi Slips Amnesty for DACA Illegal Aliens into Latest Coronavirus Plan.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has slipped into her coronavirus plan a quasi-amnesty for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens enrolled in former President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  On Tuesday [3/24/2020], Pelosi released another revised version of House Democrats' plan in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, which includes:
  •   A nationwide mandate for ballot harvesting
  •   $300 million for foreign refugees abroad
  •   An automatic visa extension for all foreign workers
  •   An expansion of foreign-language ballots
  •   Same-day voter registration for the 2020 presidential election
Slipped into the plan is an amnesty for the nearly 700,000 to 800,000 DACA illegal aliens who currently reside in the United States, many of whom take blue-collar and entry-level jobs that would otherwise be filled by America's working class.

The Dems are the Virus Threatening America.  Only in the fevered brain of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could things like forcing the airlines to be carbon neutral, making sure Planned Parenthood qualifies for small business assistance, cancelling the Postal Service's debt, and requiring nationwide same-day voting be seen as a proper and valid response to the Wuhan Virus crisis that is crushing our economy and killing our people.  People are dying, both from the disease of and the depression and anxiety caused by looming mortgage payments, job loss, and watching their retirement funds built up over a lifetime evaporate.  Pelosi wants to make sure boards of corporations assisted in any relief measure are sufficiently diverse and that federal employee unions are given expanded collective bargaining rights.  Meanwhile her dawdling increases the death rate from suicide as despair overtakes hope among those who watch their livelihoods and futures slip away.

Congressional Democrats Add Last-Minute Ideological Demands to Coronavirus Relief Package.  A senior Republican Senate aide tells NRO: ["]As Leader Schumer continues to hold up the desperately-needed relief package, the last-minute list of demands from Pelosi's and Schumer's ideological wish list are coming into focus.  Below are some of the new, non-coronavirus-related demands that popped up after Speaker Pelosi flew back from San Francisco yesterday after taking a week off:
  [#1] Unprecedented collective bargaining powers for unions
  [#2] Increased fuel emissions standards for airlines
  [#3] Expansion of wind and solar tax credits
Not only are these completely unrelated to the coronavirus epidemic, they could prevent companies from participating in the loan programs altogether — directly causing unnecessary layoffs.

The Editor says...
The airlines already have an economic incentive to operate with the highest possible fuel efficiency.  Laws to require greater fuel efficiency are just an attempt to skim money from the airline industry in the form of taxes and fines.

The World's Deadliest Religion.  Journalists who condemn you as "racist" for referring to the Chinese or Wuhan coronavirus.  Men who swear they are women.  A presidential primary contest between a perpetually enraged old communist and a corrupt, excruciatingly senile politician who lies constantly.  Giddy legislators high-fiving each other after legalizing abortion at 40 weeks — which is to say, legalizing infanticide.  A political party obsessed with eliminating America's borders, protecting criminals and dismantling law enforcement.  Normal decent Americans increasingly describe today's Democratic Party — and the far-left worldview that has possessed it — using terms like "madness," "delusion" and "derangement."  But there's a much deeper, more illuminating and ultimately more useful way to look at what is cryptically known as "the left."  Leftism is a religion.

Here is the Far-Left Wish, List Nancy Pelosi Just Blew Everything Up For.  According to a source close to the process on Capitol Hill, in order to move forward with any kind of [coronavirus emergency] relief package, Pelosi and her far-left Democrat caucus will demand the following be included:
  •   Publication of corporate pay statistics by race and race statistics for all corporate boards
  •   A bail out on all current debt at the Postal Service
  •   Required early voting
  •   Required same day voter registration
  •   Provisions on official time for union collective bargaining
  •   Full offset of airline emissions by 2025
  •   Publication and reporting of greenhouse gas statistics for individual flights
  •   Retirement plans for community newspaper employees
  •   Federal $15 minimum wage
  •   Permanent paid leave
  •   Study on climate change mitigation efforts

Dems demanding new union bargaining powers, solar tax credits in new coronavirus aid package.  Congressional Democrats are demanding an "ideological wish list" including new collective bargaining powers for unions as they hold up a nearly $2 trillion economic package of coronavirus relief, Republicans said Monday [3/23/2020].  The Democrats' belated list of demands includes new, tighter fuel emission standards for airlines and an expansion of wind and solar tax credits, a senior Republican aide said.

Coronavirus and the Party of Death.  On the coronavirus channel, CNN, one can always count on regular updates about the number of fatalities from the virus.  In hushed tones, the hosts reveal that the "number has reached 150."  Imagine such hosts speaking so gravely about the number of deaths each day from abortion, which is around 4,000.  Imagine them putting that number in a box on the bottom of the screen.  Of course, it would never happen.  Most of the pundits on CNN who hysterically swoon over coronavirus cases and deaths support abortion and euthanasia.  As Wesley Smith points out in National Review Online, one of Joe Biden's chief advisers on coronavirus is someone who thinks we would all be better off if members of the elderly didn't live past 75: [...] The Democrats fashion themselves as the party of health and science.  In reality, they are the party of death and unscientific denialism.  They are the party that can look at a sonogram and say the visible baby isn't a life.  It is the party that can declare persons "dead" who are clearly still living.

Dark Money Progressive Groups Spending Millions to Politicize Coronavirus, Spread Fear.  Millions of Americans across the country are, day by day, adjusting their lives to better cope with the economic, social, and political impacts caused by the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, as a dark money network simultaneously works overtime to further politicize the festering crisis.  A Democrat-aligned Super PAC announced on Tuesday that it will spend $5 million on negative ads targeting President Trump's response to the coronavirus.

5 Big Government, America-Destroying Schemes Democrats are Proposing During COVID-19 Crisis.  [Scroll down]  So, let's add up all of these initiatives so we can properly evaluate what Democrats would do if they had complete control over our country during this crisis.  They'd release prisoners, ignore crime, ban private ownership of guns, seize control of private industries and take over the medical industry.  In other words, they'd pretty much enact all of Sen. Bernie Sanders' proposals.  Let's face it though, despite Sanders' robust socialist inclinations, the Democrats' platform has inched closer toward these proposals every year over the past several decades.  This crisis just allows them to show their true colors under the guise of "emergency."  This is who they are and this is what they truly want to do... COVID-19 is just the latest crisis that these Democrats don't want to waste.

Democrats: The Party of Big Labor, Big Government, and Big Business.  Many liberals believe that big government is needed to "rein in" big business and that in the absence of federal intervention, corporations will "run roughshod" over the average American.  Many liberals also believe that corporations are the main beneficiaries of laissez-faire economics and that free-market conservatives who want to scale back regulations are somehow "in the pocket" of big business.  In reality, the opposite is true: big business and big government go hand in hand because government meddling in the economy encourages rent-seeking by businesses that can afford to pay for the lobbyists.  This crony capitalism grew exponentially as a result of New Deal regulations that squeezed out competitors during the 1930s.  Establishment politicians and well connected corporations are beneficiaries of the myth that big government and big business are adversaries because it hides their unholy alliance.

The Totally, Utterly Irrefutable Case Against Socialism.  When a dozen of conservatism's best minds take on Socialism and expose it for the utopian fraud it is, attention must be paid.  In a brief foreword to a special issue of National Review, Editor-in-Chief Richard Lowry admitted that many conservatives thought socialism in America had been "vanquished" after the collapse of Soviet Communism 30 years ago.  But as T. S. Eliot insisted, "There is no such thing as a Lost Cause because there is no such thing as a Gained Cause."  The experts examine socialism in its many guises, beginning with Charles Cooke's blunt assessment that socialism is not and never can be "democratic."  Cooke, the editor of, writes that voters should not be fooled by the left's attempt at rebranding.  "There is no sense in which socialism can be made compatible with democracy as it is understood in the West."  At worst, says Cooke, "socialism eats democracy, and is swiftly transmuted into tyranny."

What Is a Mainstream Democrat?  [Scroll down]  The Democratic Party has no positive messages to offer voters in November.  The only thing Democrat voters appear to have in common is their intense, irrational hatred for President Donald Trump.

The Democrat's Wuhan Coronavirus Bill Is Disgraceful, Partisan Trash.  In the face of a declared pandemic, you'd hope that Democrats in the House could put together a decent, clean bill that addresses only immediate issues dealing with the response to the Wuhan coronavirus.  That seems like a perfectly reasonable expectation for people who are trusted to do what's best for the country.  But nope, instead of looking to pass something with bi-partisan support that doesn't contain contentious provisions, Nancy Pelosi decided to do what she always does.  Namely, load the bill up with unrelated pork and abortion funding.

The Fight Against Socialism Isn't Over.  Don't write off the socialist revival just yet.  Sanders might not win the Democratic nomination.  But this outcome does not mean the forces that propelled him to second-place finishes in the two most recent Democratic primaries will vanish overnight.  Abandoning the intellectual fight against socialism, both inside and outside the Democratic Party, would cede the field to an increasingly sophisticated and networked band of ideological activists whose influence in media and politics is greater than their numbers.  Such ambivalence could have devastating consequences for American society.

The Left's Pretend Virtue.  Democrats excel in hypocrisy.  It seems like half the time they speak they're making some bold, confident statements about events and then the other half they come out and say the opposite, equally boldly and confidently, about similar events. [...]
  •   They pretend to fight for women while they encourage them to give in to the men who want to use them for sex, to dress for men's pleasure, to kill their own children, and now to accept men using their bathrooms and overrunning their sporting events.
  •   They pretend to care about children but encourage them to be dangerously promiscuous, indoctrinate, rather than teach, them in school, scare them with tales of global catastrophes caused by their parents, and are now grooming them to accept as normal gender reassignments.
  •   They pretend to be the great defenders of racial minorities while destroying their cities, splitting up their families, letting them kill each other off, and keeping them dependent on government.
  •   They pretend to care about the poor while they advocate policies that hurt the poor, from rent control (reduces available housing thus increasing its cost), minimum wage laws (artificially increases the cost of labor, keeping the unskilled from getting a job that would get them into the workforce), lax immigration laws (increases the number of workers, holding down wages), taxes and regulation (increases the cost and risk of creating their own jobs), and welfare benefits (decreases the incentive to get a job and work their way out of poverty and dependency).

Bernie's Solution to Full Employment.  The case for socialism is bleaker now than it was even back in Wayland's day or in Owen's day.  The reason is that by now it has been tried all over the world, and it is a bust.  A humanitarian bust, and an economic bust — in every respect it is the God that failed.  Before the Soviet Union fell, the Soviets had turned every country that they controlled into a prison and every economy that they controlled into a poverty zone.  Africa and South America were only marginally better off.  Where today is the economic model for viable socialism?  Is Bernie summoning up Venezuela?  How about Cuba?  Actually he is pointing to Cuba.  The young people of Cuba have shiny white teeth and they can read, he claims.  Well, let them read Armando Valladares' Against All Hope, a book about the author's existence for decades in a Castro prison for having done nothing wrong.  There are dozens of books like this written by brave Cuban freedom fighters.  Many are still wasting away in Cuban dungeons.  When I turn to thinking about life in a Cuban hellhole today, I am reminded that Bernie Sanders' socialism is no joke.

Origins of Greatness.  It is perplexing to figure out what is so attractive about communism that media outlets will defend communism to the last breath and at the same time heap all of the blame for every social ill on capitalism.  It is as if they have not seen what has taken place in Venezuela over the past decade, devolving into desperation so great that they have eaten the animals out of the zoos.  Communists have been responsible for over 100 million deaths in the twentieth century alone.  The only way they have gotten away with this is to pretend that there is a line from left to right and that the left is communist and the right is Nazism, but that isn't true.  In fact, Nazism stands for National Socialist, just as Bernie Sanders is a Democratic Socialist, these are two branches of the same stream.

Standing Strong on the Constitution.  America, in both its ideal and in its actuality, stands on two feet.  Under those feet is a foundation of Biblical wisdom and a knowledge of history that taught the founders what worked and what didn't.  With enormous care, those great men designed a nation with a stable underpinning of a constitutional rule of law and the right of each individual to have a say in how that rule would be implemented — in other words, the right to vote. [...] The left isn't at all interested in continuing the grand experiment that is America.  The left is about ending it entirely, and they are involved up to their skinny necks and wobbling dentures in pulling those two stable feet of the commonwealth right out from under us.  They are trying to eviscerate the Constitution by attacking every one the of Bill of Rights, and they are undermining the individual vote — local, state, and national.

Progressive Big Lies.  These days, fake news is the first draft of fake history.  Worse yet, today's progressives believe lies to be true despite their egregious falsehood.  Then progressive state governments act on beliefs that biological sex can be changed by choice, that an aborted human being isn't a human being, that infants surviving abortion can still be killed, that the modern industrial world can run on solar panels and windmills, that money can be endlessly appropriated and redistributed, that a region like California should dump precious water to protect a bait fish, that hordes of bums and hobos polluting public spaces require no action, and that our enemies can be mollified by soothing words and foreign aid rather than by mind-concentrating deeds.  These lies and their dangers have been worsened over the last few decades by the degeneration of education from grammar school to university.

Joe Biden Promises Pathway to Citizenship for 11 Million Illegal Aliens.  Joe Biden promised a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal aliens during his campaign rally on Super Tuesday [3/3/2020] in Los Angeles, CA. After mixing up his wife and sister, promising to find cures for Alzheimer's disease and cancer if elected president, and describing "climate change" as an "existential threat" to humanity, Joe Biden made his pledge to offer citizenship to illegal aliens.

Ripping the mask off of Bernie Sanders' democratic socialism.  Bernie Sanders' hard-left sympathies just keep bubbling up like an overheated pot of red stew. [...] The Vermont socialist's plan goes beyond even Elizabeth Warren's and Pete Buttigieg's means-tested schemes, which would allegedly cost taxpayers "only" $700 billion. [...] It's hard to calculate the potential cost of Bernie's Medicare for All, free college tuition, student loan "forgiveness" (i.e. you taxpayers cover it), and Green New Deal, but the City Journal took a stab last October.  "Sanders's current plans would cost as much as $97.5 trillion over the next decade, and total government spending at all levels would surge to as high as 70 percent of gross domestic product," wrote Brian Riedl.  "Approximately half of the American workforce would be employed by the government."

It's Alive!  Socialism Is MSNBC's Monster.  Socialism and its sister ideology, communism, are alive and well in America today.  Younger generations are hanging Karl Marx posters on their basement walls, cultural Marxism is sweeping academia, and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is an arm-flail away from winning the 2020 nomination.  Millions of Americans are partying like it is 1917, and you can thank one major cable news network for championing the cause like a useful idiot and showering the vile ideology's foot-soldiers with praise for so many years.  MSNBC is Dr. Viktor Frankenstein and socialism is its Monster. [...] Longtime network personality Chris Matthews has been ranting and raving of late about the prospects of a Sanders victory in the primaries.  Perhaps he has delved too much into hyperbole, warning of "executions in Central Park" and comparing the senator's Nevada victory to a Nazi invasion.  But his sudden consternation over far-left policies is both justified and laughable.

The Rebranding of Socialism as 'Democratic Socialism'.  The sales force and marketing department of democratic socialism, the Democratic Party, and the mainstream media, are plying a new fairy tale that democratic socialism is nothing like socialism.  No siree, nothing like it, they sing in chorus.  The chorus, however, is badly out of tune.  Democratic socialism is not the wonderland of inclusiveness, social justice, equality, and happiness it is advertised to be.  It will not end human exploitation and it will not save the planet.  It is still socialism, just with a new name.  Socialism has never worked for any nation and it will not work in this country, even with a new name.

'Berkeley of the East' seeks to ban fossil fuels as part of sweeping climate plan.  A small Maryland enclave known as the "Berkeley of the East" has devised a bold climate plan that would ban gas stoves, leaf blowers and water heaters, according to a report.  Liberal Takoma Park's action plan, which would also close gas pipelines and force gas stations to relocate, is designed to eliminate fossil fuels to help save the planet, The Washington Post reports.  The town of 17,000 just outside Washington, D.C., first burnished its liberal credentials nearly four decades ago by declaring itself a "nuclear-free zone."  The non-binding plan is expected to be adopted by Takoma Park's City Council on March 4.  But the Post reports that even in a city where, as one resident put it, "the political spectrum spans Bernie to Warren," there are detractors.

With nothing to sell to voters, Democrats now root for economic crash.  With nothing to sell to voters, Democrats have been going off with pop guns against each other in this long season of debates, each taking aim at the next guy while President Trump stands by in the distance patiently with his Howitzer, nicknamed 'Economy.'  That's put them in a quandary.  Some, such as Pete Buttigieg, are trying to claim the economy isn't so good after all.  Others, such as Bernie Sanders, are trying to claim that as the economy goes up, wages remain stagnant, so only billionaires are feeling it.  Then there's President Obama, who from the sidelines admits the economy is good — and at this late date now tries to claim that he did it.  Trump will blow all of those argument to pieces.  Now there's these guys, the smarter ones, crossing their fingers and hoping for a global economic collapse as a means of Getting Trump.

The Democrats Are Running on Socialism and Plutocracy.  A savvy political observer knows perfectly well how the Democratic Party and all of its "very best" candidates got closer to socialism.  Strict gun control, economic regulations, open borders, "free" college education and housing, and Medicare for all (including illegal aliens), to name a few, represent a set of classic socialist ideas that has sadly become commonplace for the Democrats.  Sure, there are lone voices raising concerns, one of which belongs to the Democratic strategist James Carville, [...] Then there is MSNBC's Chris Matthews, who rips Bernie Sanders as a potential nominee:  "I've seen what socialism is like; I don't like it." Maybe Matthews and his colleagues in the fake news factory have been so busy trying to smear and remove Donald Trump from office that they haven't noticed that their party has been on a socialist track for decades now — and that socialism, indeed, is not pretty.  Wherever it is established, it brings economic decline, poverty, restriction of freedom, and wars.

With Bernie Sanders as nominee, Democrats face tough task of running against capitalism.  [A]fter Nevada, Democrats are now one step closer to having an avowed socialist at the top of their ticket.  At a time when unemployment is at a 50-year low, they'll be running against a capitalist system that is responsible for spreading more freedom, ending more hunger, and lifting more people out of poverty than any other system in world history.  If the time is ripe for Sanders's socialist revolution, most American voters don't know it yet.  Contrary to his claim that vast swaths of workers aren't "making a nickel more than they did 45 years ago," people in the United States currently have record-high confidence in their personal finances, with nearly twice the same number of Gallup poll participants reporting that they're better off financially now than they were a year ago than they did in 1977.

The 2020 Dems' Responses to Bloomberg's Defense of Capitalism Should Terrify All of Us.  No one would blame you if you thought Trump's rally in Arizona on Wednesday would be infinitely more entertaining than the Democrat debate in Las Vegas.  Alas, you'd have been wrong. [...] Not only did Dems unselfconsciously brag about their Marxist/socialist plans, but they displayed their utter contempt for capitalism.  When Bloomberg tried to defend the economic system that has raised more people out of poverty than any system in the history of the world, the other candidates on the stage groaned — and many in the audience booed.

The Democrats' Strategy Against The Trump Economy?  Schizophrenia.  It is extremely difficult if not impossible to defeat an incumbent president when the economy is doing well.  Just ask 1984 Democratic nominee Fritz Mondale, or 1996 Republican nominee Bob Dole.  In the case of Donald Trump, the economy isn't just healthy; it's reached unprecedented milestones.  America is enjoying the longest expansion in history.  Unemployment reached and remains near a 50-year low.  Nearly 7 million full-time jobs have been generated under Trump, including nearly a half million manufacturing jobs, after two decades of serious manufacturing decline widely viewed as irreversible.  There are two tacks from which to choose in confronting this politically.  Democrats can argue that our prosperity is grossly exaggerated.  Or they can claim they deserve the credit for the Trump economy.  Which of these strategies, both decidedly dubious in their chances of success, have the Democrats picked?  Both.

The Democrat Left is cruel and sadistic.  The Democrat party as currently constituted is not just socialist but verging on communist. Young people are no longer taught about the ravages of these ideologies, the death and destruction they invite.  They seem to no longer grasp the true nature of, their natural right to liberty.  They are not being taught self-reliance.  That they have been deprived of the glorious knowledge of these rights has been the cruel agenda of the left since Woodrow Wilson was President.

It's All Trump's Fault.  Unemployment is near historic lows, there are more jobs than job-seekers, but that's somehow a disaster Democrats will fix.  Have large student loan debt you can't pay off?  It was Donald Trump who made you choose an overpriced out-of-state university rather than attend an affordable in-state college, not to mention how he pressured you into majoring in bi-sexual polar bear with a minor in interpretive social justice dance studies rather than something marketable.  If you have a problem, no matter how self-inflicted, there is a Democrat anxiously awaiting a chance to absolve you of responsibility for it, just as they absolve themselves.

Oregon governor calls for breaching 4 Snake River dams; Washington's GOP House members outraged.  The governor of Oregon has come out in favor of removing four hydroelectric dams on the Snake River in Washington state, saying that is the best way to increase endangered salmon runs.  Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, sent a letter to Washington's Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee this week, offering her support for removing the dams.  Washington, under an initiative spearheaded by Inslee, has been gathering information on what Northwest residents think about breaching the four dams.  That report is expected in early March.

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Hydroelectric power is a rare natural resource.  Hydroelectric generators emit no carbon dioxide.  When the left-wing, tree-hugging, earth-worshiping socialists do away with coal- and natural gas-fired power plants, hydroelectricity will be one of the few remaining options for those of us who enjoy reliable 24/7 electricity.  There is no reason to live in a third-world blackout for the sake of a fish.

Also posted under Environmentalists Oppose Every Practical Source of Energy.

Democrats And Socialism Are Finally Making Their Relationship Official.  For years, Democrats have flirted with socialism but never made it official; even during the 2012 election, President Obama and the media scoffed at the idea that Democrats and socialism would ever get together. [...] Many of the older and more moderate generation of Democrats have had reservations and are feeling anxious about the new relationship.

What Would a Democratic Socialist America Look Like?  I Can Tell You — I'm Venezuelan.  The closer we get to the 2020 election, Democratic presidential candidates support more socialist proposals, and the more that we Venezuelan immigrants experience déjà vu.  We're all-too-familiar with the rhetoric Democrats have delivered over the course of their campaigns.  All candidates endorse a transition to Medicare-for-All in one form or another, higher taxes on Americans, and a fresh wave of regulations and government-guaranteed "rights."  And just recently, Elizabeth Warren seemed to endorse government-provided housing.  These are the kinds of measures they hope will bring about a paradise similar to the Left's beloved Nordic countries.  Even so, for Americans used to a liberal government, it can be hard to envision what a democratic-socialist America would really look like.  But I can.  I've lived it.

Liberals Versus the Constitution.  It was jarring to the ears to hear Democrats piously invoking the words and "original intent" of the Founders during the impeachment farce, because as everyone knows liberals would re-write the Constitution wholesale if they had the power to do so.  The list of things they despise in our Constitution is quite long, i.e. get rid of the electoral college, abolish the Senate, etc.  I've seen lists with as many as 25 or more specific changes liberals want. [...] All the proposed "reforms" have one main thing in common:  they are all designed to make it easier for liberals to win.

Is Bernie Sanders a Communist?  In his monumental Overview of America, John F. McManus defined the terms "fascism," "Nazism," "socialism," and "communism."  He said they are all forms of total government, ranging from the least obvious, fascism, to the most obvious and blatant, communism.  Fascism allows individuals to believe they are still free to run their businesses while operating under rules and regulations that tell them under what conditions they may operate — hiring, firing, advertising, selling, pricing, and so forth.  Nazism is more obvious:  It's a totalitarian economic system in which the government owns and operates many of the major industries while regulating others.  Consider for example Hitler's ownership of Volkswagen, which employed victims of concentration camps to build the "bucket car" used in World War II.  Socialism is more obvious:  Government ownership and control of major industries:  transportation, energy, housing, and so forth.  Communism has one redeeming feature, according to McManus:  It is fully transparent in that it owns and controls everything.

Two Covert Socialists Run For Congress In Georgia.  Nabilah Islam is running for Georgia's 7th Congressional District, located just to the north of Atlanta.  The good people of North Central Georgia could soon be represented by a militant socialist in the mold of New York's Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-N.Y.).  Several local news outlets and even the Washington Post have described Islam as "Atlanta's AOC."  There's one important difference, however.  Possibly because Georgia is generally more conservative than AOC's New York, Islam is not prepared to be quite as open about her socialism. [...] Islam is running on a platform of socialized health care (Medicare for All), the Green New Deal, "economic justice," and illegal immigrant amnesty.  She has been endorsed by former President Jimmy Carter's grandson Jason Carter, far-left California Congressman Ro Khanna, and the equally radical Occupy Democrats.

Rand Paul's Irrefutable Case Against Socialism.  Rand Paul's new book, The Case Against Socialism, provides clear and compelling evidence as to why socialism begins with alluring promises and ends with starvation and even death for some.  Socialism is being promoted this political season with the appealing argument that the government can provide endless amounts of free entitlements.  The promises are disingenuous because someone has to produce the goods and services as well as pay the taxes on those goods and services.

Criminals would be protected from deportation under bill AOC and other House Democrats back.  At this moment there is a bill pending in Congress called the New Way Forward Act.  It's received almost no publicity, which is unfortunate as well as revealing.  The legislation is sponsored by 44 House Democrats, including Reps.  Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.  At roughly 4,400 words, it's almost exactly as long as the U.S. Constitution.  Like the Constitution, this legislation is designed to create a whole new country.  The bill would entirely remake our immigration system, with the explicit purpose of ensuring that criminals are able to move here, and settle here permanently, with impunity.

The Suicide of the Left.  The American Left [...] has become a sewer of petulance, anti-Semitism, racism, socialism, and a Stalinesque political correctness.  This so discredits their candidates for office from the presidency on down, not to mention their allies in institutions ranging from the media to academia and beyond, that they will never be trusted with responsible governance again.  At least not until they stop behaving like a cross between a five-year-old with a temper tantrum (Pelosi), a communist-loving socialist (Sanders), and an identity-politics ideologue determined to divide and judge everyone and everything in America by race and skin color (Ocasio-Cortez and her "Squad").  Meanwhile, a triumphant President Trump, his polls surging after the impeachment witch hunt, the economy roaring, cruises to a potential landslide reelection victory as the Democrats self-immolate.

House to vote on bill designed to nullify right to work laws.  House Democrats are preparing to force a vote on what's known as the PRO Act (Protecting the Right to Organize) today.  This giveaway to labor unions contains all manner of goodies on the Democrats' wish list, including some that appear to be blatantly in defiance of previous Supreme Court rulings.  The Competitive Enterprise Institute has published a summary of the major provisions and what it would mean to workers, particularly those in right to work states.

Democrats want to run US after their Iowa caucus ineptitude?  The Democratic Party was humbled by an app Monday night.  A day later, it still didn't have voting results for the 31st most populous state in the nation.  Yet this is the same party that wants the American people to believe it can remake a $20 trillion economy with free college, free health care and a "green new deal" all without a hiccup. [...] One of the party's alleged victors from Monday's caucuses, Bernie Sanders, can't even tally up the costs of all the free stuff he wants to give away if he became president.  Another progressive, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, gets flustered when trying to explain how to pay for all her proposals.

SOTU: The unspeakable ungraciousness of the Democrats in Congress.  Despite the Democrats' fervent attempts to see him removed from office, President Trump has succeeded beyond all expectations for the good of the nation.  This is what so enrages the left; the man has done in three years what they have promised their voters for sixty-plus years but never accomplished — on purpose.  The left has always promised what they never intended to deliver.  Their plan for decades has been to keep us all down, begging them, the federal government, for sustenance.  Their plan has always been to convince us we cannot thrive without their intervention in our lives and by intervention, they mean they will tell us how to live, breathe, eat, drive, work, etc.  Our left is authoritarian, fascist.  And they are also as ungracious as any group of people who have ever held office in America.

Why the Left Really Wants to Kill America.  Over the last half-century, the Democratic Party has taken the concept of Marxist/Leninist dialectical struggle to new heights through its use of identity politics.  The term refers to politically subdividing the electorate into multiple factions (voting blocks), whose members are told they are singled out for persecution by a bigoted and unjust society.  To wit:  People of color are persecuted by racists & white supremacists, women by sexists & misogynists, refugees & illegal immigrants by nativists & xenophobes, Muslims by Islamophobes, gays & lesbians by homophobes & religious bigots, the 99% by the 1%, and so on.  The goal of identity politics is to turn a majority of the American electorate against their country.

Bernie Sanders Wants to Impose National Rent Control.  Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wants to impose national rent control.  He unveiled the policy proposal last September and recently reiterated his support via Twitter.  Sanders proposes a national cap on annual rent increases to 1.5 times the rate of inflation or 3 percent — whichever is higher.  Ironically, the article Sanders tweeted out attributes increasing rent prices, in part, to government control over the private housing market.  This irony reinforces what many economists already know to be true: the left's prescriptions for lowering housing prices are precisely what keeps prices high and supply low.  Rent control would be a flagrant infringement of American property rights and a vast expansion of the federal government's control over the private housing market.

Howie Carr:  Sanders' fracking ban could 'turn Ohio, Michigan into West Virginia' for 2020.  Massachusetts radio host Howie Carr said Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is taking a political risk by urging a ban on fracking, a sentiment also expressed by fellow 2020 Democratic contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.  Carr said Sunday on "Fox & Friends" that Sanders risks ceding two key states to President Trump in November — similar to how Hillary Clinton's comments about coal moved longtime blue state West Virginia to the New York Republican's column.  "It's not just Medicare-for-all and abolishing student debt.  He's talking about, and so is Elizabeth Warren, ... shutting down fracking," he said.

Do Democrats really care about election integrity?.  What does "election integrity" actually mean to Democrats?  A perspective is provided by the Democrat-sponsored "For the People Act" (H.R. 1 in the current Congress), a dreadfully misnamed legislative mess that purports to improve election integrity and transparency.  Some of its features are:
  •   Mandates automatic, universal voter registration, and makes it a crime to interfere with registration
  •   Allows voter registration at age 16
  •   Mandates early voting of at least 15 days and requires paper ballots
  •   Restricts and impedes routine voter roll maintenance
  •   Prescribes strict rules for redistricting and authorizes court takeover of redistricting
  •   Regulates digital political advertising outright, and restricts corporate political engagement
  •   Requires disclosure of donors by Super PACs and so-called "dark money" groups
  •   Requires presidential candidates and incumbents to release 10 years of tax returns
  •   Supports a Constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision
  •   Supports statehood for the District of Columbia
You can see where this goes — a grandiose "big picture" reform program that mostly suppresses free speech, cements Leftist influence, and protects incumbents — but does virtually nothing to address actual, on-the-ground election integrity.

Democrats Don't Care About American Lives.  The singular intention of the Democratic Party is to obtain power to control every aspect of our lives.  ObamaCare gave them godlike power to decide who lives and who dies.  If you refuse to give up your Second Amendment right to own a gun, no healthcare for you.  If you hold firm to your biblical convictions, no healthcare for you.  Fake news media allowed Obama to lie to the American people 29 times that ObamaCare would allow them to keep health-care plans that they liked. [...] American lives do not matter either regarding the invasion of illegal aliens.  In defiance of federal law, Democrats host sanctuary cities which protect illegal alien rapists, murders, drug dealers, and career criminals.  Outrageously, illegals are gifted driver's licenses, healthcare, attorneys, allowed to vote and numerous handouts unavailable to U.S. citizens.

The Rage of the Democrats.  [Scroll down]  The radical left enjoys controlling people from cradle to grave.  (Sounds like Muslims.)  They want socialism.  They want to be in charge for eternity.  The leftist agenda recommends denial of personal responsibility, encourages self-pity and fosters government reliance, promotes sexual indulgence, rationalizes violence, excuses financial obligation, justifies theft, ignores rudeness, prescribes complaining and blaming, promotes sharia law, denigrates the sanctity of marriage and the family, legalizes all abortion, defies religious and social tradition, declares inequality unjust, and rebels against the duties of citizenship and much more.  For decades, the Democrat Party has shown by both words and deeds that they despise the U.S. Constitution while they bend over backward to embrace Islamists, illegal aliens, and anyone who hates America and feels entitled.  The left is interested only in power and nothing else — even if it means sacrificing our safety and security.

Virginia's Giddy Gun Controllers.  Calling the state legislature into session last Wednesday, Gov. Ralph Northam could not have been more elated.  His Democrats have taken over the state legislature and are giddily preparing to exercise every ounce of their new-found powers.  Northam's expansive legislative agenda includes:  passage of the long-dead Equal Rights Amendment (the deadline for ratification expired in 1982); decriminalization of marijuana; big spending on "save the planet" environmental nonsense; further liberalization of abortion laws; and, of course, far-reaching strict gun controls.  Today, the Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee will begin consideration of a host of gun control bills.

Vermont bill would decriminalize adult prostitution.  A bill has been proposed in the Vermont Legislature to decriminalize adult prostitution.  The legislation is co-sponsored by four female legislators.  Rep. Selene Colburn, a Burlington progressive, said she thinks that decriminalizing sex work will improve safety and health of prostitutes, reported.

Democrats Have Become a Disfigured Reflection of the Party They Once Were.  [Scroll down]  We see in their contempt for federal marijuana laws, the institution of sanctuary cities, and their hostility to border enforcement a deranged lack of perspective regarding the health of our citizens, many of whom are struggling with or dying from drug usage.  The opioid epidemic we face is clearly connected to the opioid supply, and that, in turn, is clearly a border issue.  Yet they put aside the well-being of so many poor souls caught by the hook of addiction into ignoring border enforcement in order to score political hate points against the president.  Instead of looking at border issues in terms of law and national health, they turn enforcement into an ugly, defamatory argument about American and Trumpian racism.  Only 14 years ago, they were able to agree with Republicans on the need for stronger border enforcement, whereas now they try to block every Trump attempt — mandated by the American people — to bring order out of chaos on our southern border.

Our Lady of Perpetual Impeachment vs.  America.  [Scroll down]  [T]his year we choose between a man who has been doing the job splendidly and Corruption Central.  It won't matter much which of the primary candidates ends up in front — they are all primarily against the ideas that have made this country the best thing to have ever happened to humanity.  They are against the sovereignty of the individual, against sovereignty of the states, and against the sovereignty of this nation.  They are for extravagant spending and taxation, against the right to defend oneself, against the right of a baby to be born, against truth, and logic, and reality.  Every one of them raised a hand when asked if they supported the Green New Deal, the most incoherent, unrealistic, ridiculous proposal ever conceived.

Triggering A Recession Tops The Dems' Presidential Agendas.  The 2020 Democratic presidential field is in near unanimous agreement that fracking has to be banned or at least regulated to death over time.  It plays well to the party's base, especially its green fringe.  It's also an endorsement of recession.  Joe Biden, currently atop the Democratic primary polls, recently said he would "love to" ban fracking "right now," and would also "love to make sure we can't use any oil or gas, period," reports Common Dreams, a website that caters to leftist and socialist devotees.  But the decelerated Delawarean's plan is to "transition away from" fracking rather than killing it all at once.  So put him in the "slow death" category among Democrat candidates.  Meanwhile, in the summary execution category we find Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and former Indianapolis Mayor Pete Buttigieg.  Warren even said that on the day she is inaugurated, "I will ban fracking — everywhere."

Newly-Elected Democrats Let Their Masks Slip, Revealing The Fascists Beneath.  There are no "moderate" Democrats.  All Democrats are dangerous to your life, prosperity and freedom.  They prefer churchgoers die rather than be able to defend themselves.  They want newly-prosperous frackers to learn to code.  They want you jailed for denying the climate cult or the fact that there are men and there are women and there is nothing else.

Topics We Aren't Allowed to Talk About.  There is an unspoken agreement among the people in charge of our country not to talk about what has happened to it.  They are personally implicated in its decline.  Often they are profiting from it.  The last thing they want is a national conversation about what went wrong.

A leaderless party with no plan.  In 2016, Donald John Trump offered the idea of defending our country and putting America First in trade and other dealings with foreigners.  Hillary offered the status quo, this time with a woman as the figurehead instead of a black man.  Historians will wonder why the race was even close.  In 2020, President Trump has a solid record of peace and prosperity to run on, while Democrats struggle to offer an idea that connects with Americans.

The Campaign Money Industrial Complex.  The current Democratic presidential primary with its fifteen surviving candidates is a political spectacle of the first order.  Oddities abound, for example, several former governors and members of Congress, many with illustrious records, have dropped out yet others, notably Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson and Tom Steyer, still hang on despite having zero political experience.  Equally odd, two of the leading contenders in the pack, Senators Warren and Sanders, openly espouse views which only a few years ago would have been far beyond the ideological mainstream, for example, open borders, drastic tax increases and a hodgepodge of socialist-flavored hyperexpensive entitlements.

Republicans are the party of civil liberties as Democrats walk away.  The Founders considered it axiomatic that the government should have strict limits and the rights of the individuals were not to be constrained.  But Democrats have sadly shifted their priorities.  The left wing increasingly favors intrusion in all aspects of American life and advocates policies diminishing personal rights in favor of state power and jeopardizing the social contract.

The Destructiveness of the Liberal Child Mind.  One of the very many reasons I would never vote Left (Democrat) is because of the child-like view of the world embraced by those with this ideology. [...] This childishness begins with their utterly naïve belief that government workers and politicians are basically competent, kind, and compassionate, hence deserving great power over each of us.  It sweeps across their foolish and destructive open borders policies, their twisted view that American history does not live up to a utopian view of life, the preposterous notion that a boy or girl in the womb is not a living human being, their cosmically foolish calls to end fossil fuel use, and their suicidal notion that disarming the good guy will help smite evil.

America Must Confront The Enemy From Within.  Emboldened by the fact that no one stops them, Democrats have lurched all the way into communism and spout the most insane ideas that they expect everyone to just accept and implement.  Everything from the Green New Deal to Medicare for All to Obamacare to the sacrificing of millions of the unborn to some inherent dark beast.  Every one of their potential candidates for the 2020 presidential ticket is [...] crazy in their policy views.  I take some comfort in knowing none of them can come close to beating Trump but I fear a last-minute entry by someone like Michelle Obama who would ratchet up the stakes here nightmarishly.

Coming In 2020: Nightmare Year for the Left?  I have a simple theory for the Democrats' dramatic lurch to the left: they thought that Donald Trump is so weak and so easily beatable that the 2020 election offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance to go for broke, and run with the most radical platform ever.  It looks increasingly to be a suicidal proposition.

Corrupt Democrats Pushing America toward the Abyss.  The last three years have seen a significant decrease in Democrats' overall power, most notably in the loss of the courts.  Instead of resulting in a moderating push back toward responsibility, the rejection by voters and loss of Democrat power resulted in primal rage and a further breakdown of accountability. [...] One would think a party that saw its political power in decline would tack toward the center instead of running toward insanity.  Democrats' belief in their cultural control and media support has instead resulted in the toxic byproduct of maniacal overreach.

Ilhan Omar at Sanders Rally: 'We Need to Abolish ICE' and 'We Should All Be Proud to Be Radicals'.  Speaking at a campaign event for Senator Bernie Sanders, Rep. Ilhan Omar said that the United States can't claim to stand up for human rights around the world while "violating human rights at our border." [...] On Twitter, the congresswoman from Minnesota went even further.  "We need to abolish ICE," she said about the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, "create pathways to citizenship, and welcome refugees with open arms."

The Editor says...
Admission to the United States is not a human right.

Shouldn't the media report how bad previous climate change predictions have been instead of participating in the indoctrination?  It is truly a shame that the media is willing to repeat talking points to push a radical, leftist agenda instead of doing their job of investigating and asking questions and telling the public the truth.  Why should we believe that if we give bureaucrats and politicians trillions of dollars and more control of our lives that the[y] can control temperatures, sea levels and storm activity forever when these are the same people that peddled the lies about Russian collusion and Obamacare for years?  The greatest existential threat to our freedom and prosperity is the people pushing for getting rid of fossil fuels.  It is certainly not Trump, who is trying to give the power, purse and freedom back to the people as fast as possible.

Will Dems Leave Their Irreligious Party?  The average Democrat I know does not believe that infanticide is a right nor do they accept the nonsense that there are more than two genders.  They do not believe that open borders that allow drugs and murderous gangs into our country should be our policy.  Those that have jobs do not approve of their wages taxed to give benefits to those who are here unlawfully.  They are also outraged that children are being subjected to progressive stunts like having drag queens read to them in public while exposing their crotches.  (Don't believe this?  Google it).  They do not approve of grown men being allowed to use women's bathrooms especially when they are being occupied by young girls.  Yet all of that is being pushed by the Democrats running for president in 2020.

Party of Permanent Impeachment:  Democrats do their part to re-elect Trump.  You've heard of the Marxist "permanent revolution" strategy for permanent leftist power grabs?  Democrats have their own take on it, cooking up "permanent impeachment."  That's all they have to offer in exchange for America's votes.  After spending their past two years in the House majority doing absolutely nothing but fighting among themselves until they united on the matter of negating the results of the 2016 election, impeachment now and forever is all they have on offer for voters.  If they can't get Trump this time, they'll get him the next.  No USMCA, no border wall, no health care, no infrastructure, not even free stuff, a Democrat specialty.  Just two more years of same-old, same-old, impeachment now, impeachment forever, impeachment über alles, along with a side order of infighting between the hard and harder left.

Medicare For All:  Progressive Campaign Killer.  [Scroll down]  Yes, it helps to have a reason for your candidacy beyond media reports that you check all the right boxes.  But the argument that Harris flopped because of a failure to communicate lets her off easy.  The [New York] Times piece didn't mention the policy initiative upon which Harris launched her campaign:  Bernie Sanders's Medicare for All legislation that would eliminate private and employer-based health insurance.  Harris signed on as a cosponsor to the bill last April.  It's haunted her ever since.  Medicare for All might look like the sort of "big, structural change" that sets progressive hearts aflutter.  For most voters it causes arrhythmia.  The proposal is liberals' fool's gold.  It appears valuable but is actually worthless.

Democrats Demand Higher Taxes for the Poorest Americans to Pay for Their Socialist Schemes.  Democrats running for president couldn't be more clear:  they want to raise taxes on low- and middle-income Americans.  And they're proud of it!  Not to balance the debt mind you, but to fund their increasingly unhinged policies for "giving" free health care, college tuition, housing and food to everyone in America, with illegal immigrants at the front of the line.

The New Nihilists:  Political Nihilism and the Progressive Movement in America.  In spite of [Obama's] efforts, Hillary lost, and President Trump began unwinding Obama's legacy.  In the end, Obama's above-the-fray, laissez-faire approach to leadership was a mistake — a mistake that today's progressives will not repeat.  They are the new nihilists, activists openly calling for the destruction of America's existing social and political institutions so that new, progressive ones can arise from the rubble.  No more electoral college, no more borders, no more constitutional restrictions is their cry, and all the Democratic Party's presidential hopefuls say amen.

The obsessive, intolerant, despicable do-nothing-but-obstruct Democrats.  The Democrats are officially the party of rigid identity politics, racism, hate speech, the abrogation of the Constitution and an obsession to impeach the President.  That is all they have dedicated their energy to for three years.  They have done nothing but try to block every aspect of the Trump agenda for which he was elected[.]

After the Impeachment.  [I]f the Democrats win this sham of an impeachment proceeding and the 2020 election, we should be very frightened, because a victory will usher in an era of governance that will lead to a timeline similar to what happened to Venezuela. [...] Many of today's advocates for socialism have no recollection of Venezuela in 1992 as the third-richest country in the world.  Nor do they understand that Venezuela's socialist president ran on "income inequality" in 2001 and shortly afterward put into place the same list of "reforms" as the ones now being advocated by today's Democratic candidates and some of their more radical allies — healthcare under government control, free higher education, guns confiscated, opposition leaders imprisoned, elections suspended, etc.

Correcting Voters' Mistakes.  Sad to say, but the recall is not available for federal officeholders.  Some Americans might resent that unavailability, given the performance this year of the U.S. House of Representatives.  The new Democrat-controlled House is so intent on impeaching the president that it can't do the business of the People.  If the possibility of recall and removal were hanging over House members' heads, maybe the chamber wouldn't be so dysfunctional.

Trump is 100% on His Game.  I thank God that President Trump is not like other Republicans. [...] If Trump is not reelected in 2020, Democrats will kill healthy babies even after they are born.  Sixteen-year-old girls will have double mastectomies without parental consent or knowledge in absurd attempts to become men.  Democrats will roll out the red carpet to drug dealing, murderous illegals along with illegal alien children carrying strange diseases being admitted into our schools.  The Democrats' Green New Deal promises to stop air travel, kill the fossil fuel industry, and implement a long list of insane job-killing and economy crushing initiatives.  You cannot imagine the huge number of jobs Democrats will kill or force overseas.  Trump has our economy booming.  Black unemployment has hit a new historic low.  All of Trump's unprecedented remarkable successes for America will be flushed down the toilet if Democrats take the White House.

Barack Obama and the Behar doctrine.  [Scroll down]  By packaging their hard-left agenda as "sensible," "fair," and "just," they can fool the American people into electing them.  "How we approach (manipulating the American people) will be important."  "Wait until you get elected and then take the guns away."  Wait until you get elected and then take away Americans' freedom of speech, religion, and right of assembly.  Wait until you get elected and then relegate American citizens to a government-run healthcare system.  Wait until you get elected and then open the floodgates on the Southern border.  Wait until you get elected and then do away with the Electoral College, effectively relegating the Presidency to leftist voters in New York and Los Angeles.  Again, make no mistake, Obama is not a moderate.  He still seeks to "fundamentally change" America, only wants Democratic candidates to hide their agenda until elected.

Democrats Are Failing the Reality Test.  It's hard to think of a major Democrat issue and proposed solution that is not a fake.  It's an emergency.  What's the emergency?  Everything.  The planet, white privilege, transgender rights, Nazi policies on the border, killer cops.  A health care crisis so dire the government must ban private insurance, private doctors, and private hospitals.  Most of all President Trump is a walking emergency.  His voters are hate-filled bigots who love his authoritarian tendencies.  They are a danger to our democracy.  Democrat fixes are a list of economic and physical impossibilities.  Ban oil, gas, and coal; make health care and college "free"; hand out reparations for slavery.  They promise they will raise all the money from billionaires' spare change.  The Democrats running for president in 2020 don't talk about normal issues — jobs and national security.  They have nothing to say about opportunities for minorities.

Mazie Hirono exists to prove conservatives right about Democrats.  Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii is a bit like failed 2020 Democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke in that she is living proof that there is at least a grain of truth to even the wildest allegations leveled against the Democratic Party.  "No one is coming for your guns," they said, "that is just a right-wing fantasy."  Then along came O'Rourke.  "Climate change is not a cult," they said.  Then along came Hirono.  The senator told supporters this week that they need to keep protesting so the Democratic Party can continue to be "committed to human rights, environmental rights, climate change — believe in climate change as though it's a religion (it's not, it's science)."  There are two ways to translate Hirono's comments.  You can take her seriously and interpret her words to mean:  We must treat climate change as seriously as people of faith treat religion.  You can also take her literally and interpret her words to mean:  Climate change is a cult and we are proud acolytes.

Natural Rights Versus Political Rights.  A headline I read this weekend proclaimed that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, the Klan-hood-wearing gent formerly known at VMI as "Coonman," was "working on" possible gun confiscation in Virginia now that money on the Left has successfully buried his racism and bought the legislature for their party.  Aside from the obvious commentary about what happens when Democrats obtain power, the headline suggests a far deeper problem confronting our country.  It is only a matter of time before anti-constitutional forces seize control of the Senate, or perhaps the White House, and when they do, what historically American citizens consider to be unalienable rights will suddenly disappear.  The coming purge of natural rights is inevitable.

Is impeachment all about the SCOTUS?  [Scroll down]  What is the most important issue for the left?  Unrestricted abortion, under any and all circumstances, even after birth.  All other issues are secondary to them.  They want open borders, no voter ID, Venezuela-style socialism, and a massive welfare state that allows the government to control the population.  They embrace the man-made climate change nonsense.  But nothing is as precious to the left as free access to abortion.  They do not believe in the sanctity of life, even for a baby born alive.  They fear Roe may be overturned if Trump chooses another Supreme Court Justice.  That may be what the current impeachment absurdity is all about.

Many journalists would rather have the economy collapse than have a Republican in the White House.  Everything the Democrats are proposing relating to the economy involves imposing major tax increases and substantial increases in regulations.  Every policy involves transferring massive amounts of money, power and freedom from businesses and the people and handing it over to the very wealthy politicians and bureaucrats in DC who produce nothing.  If they get elected and get three of their proposals enacted the economic collapse would be greater than anything we have ever seen.  The first disastrous policy would be Medicare for all.  Millions of jobs would be lost and trillions of stock, bond and real estate values would be lost, harming 100% of us.  When Elizabeth Warren was asked about the millions of jobs that would be lost, she gave one of the most idiotic answers ever.  She said those people could just sell life, auto and home insurance instead of health insurance as if demand for those products would skyrocket.

Why Trump is the Black Voters' Clear Choice in 2020.  From as far back as I can remember, Democrats have deceived blacks by drilling the lie into their heads that they are victims of eternally racist America.  Insidiously, Democrats continue to sell blacks the lie that America is a hellhole of racism in which Republicans and conservatives are obsessed with conceiving ways to keep blacks down.  Consequently, far too many blacks absurdly believe a majority of Americans (Trump voters) are white supremacists and their only hope of keeping them at bay is to continue voting for Democrats. [...] Blacks today do not know that the Democratic party has become the home of socialists, communists, progressives, and anti-Americanism.  All Democrats care about is furthering their anti-God agenda.  The folks they claim to advocate for (minorities, women and LGBTQ) are nothing more than useful idiots.  Democrats want blacks hating their country.  This is why Democrats say all black success is despite America's rabid racism.

Ocasio-Cortez Dismisses Fears Democrat Party Moving Too Far Left: 'We Are Bringing the Party Home'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) dismissed the mounting concerns from establishment Democrats, who fear that she and presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) are moving the Democrat Party "too far left," asserting that the ultra-leftist movement is "bringing the party home."  Ocasio-Cortez stumped with Sanders in Iowa over the weekend and addressed critics who say that candidates like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sanders are moving the Democrat Party "too far left" with their proposals for "free" college, Medicare for All, and multitrillion-dollar climate change proposals.

Democrat ideas benefit China, not us.
The Electric Car Fantasy.  New York Senator Chuck Schumer has promised that if Democrats win the Senate in 2020, they'll pass a law requiring that every car in America be electric by 2040.  Chinese policymakers must be celebrating, because China makes the majority of the world's batteries and has the most new battery factories under construction.  The Chinese will need someone to buy all those batteries.  This past summer, when China abandoned subsidies for electric vehicles (EVs), sales collapsed.  China's plan now is to require automakers to produce EVs, but at a paltry 3 percent to 4 percent of output.  Perhaps Beijing will ultimately increase the allocation, but truly revolutionary technologies never require governments to order their adoption.  As for Schumer's plan, it will fail on every front — including saving China's battery industry.

The Bonfire of the Democrats.  Policies favored by Democrats in Congress or running for office:  [#1] "Medicare for All."  The title is a deception.  This proposal has nothing to do with present "Medicare" which is a limited program for old people, a program that pays part of medical expenses and for which participants pay premiums.  Medicare Part B pays about 80% of medical expenses.  The recipient either pays the remainder or has a supplemental secondary payer insurance.  "Medicare for All" is a single payer, government pays all, concept that wipes everything else off the board and which would cost a vast amount of non-existent magic money.  Warren calculates the cost of such a system to be 52 trillion dollars over ten years.

6 GOP House members:  Democrats obsessed with impeachment, ignore border crisis.  House Democrats are so obsessed with impeaching President Trump and trying to undermine the Trump administration that they are doing nothing to fix real problems Americans care about, like border security.  In fact, House Democrats are so determined to undercut the president's agenda that they refuse to recognize the national security vulnerabilities on our southwest border.  We saw these vulnerabilities firsthand as part of a trip last weekend to the Rio Grande Valley, the most trafficked part of the border.

Socialism guarantees failure and suffering — So why do so many Americans support it?  Multiple forms of socialism, from hard Stalinism to European redistribution, continue to fail.  Russia and China are still struggling with the legacy of genocidal communism.  Eastern Europe still suffers after decades of Soviet-imposed socialist chaos.  Cuba, Nicaragua, North Korea and Venezuela are unfree, poor and failed states.  Baathism — a synonym for pan-Arabic socialism — ruined the postwar Middle East.  The soft-socialist European Union countries are stagnant and mostly dependent on the U.S. military for their protection.  In contrast, current American deregulation, tax cuts and incentives, and record energy production have given the United States the strongest economy in the world.

They don't know what socialism is.  As someone who has personal experience with socialism, let me tell you that it does not work at any level, from creating jobs to running a health care program.  It is a disaster, and there is not much more that we can say.  Want more proof?  Look around and see what works and does not.

The Democrats' Pursuit of Power.  The partisan impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump is little more than the Democrats' latest attempt to gain what has always been the object of their party's desire:  political power.  To the end of obtaining power, the Democratic Party has supported every tyrannical and immoral policy — from slavery to confiscatory taxation to abortion — presented in the political domain over the past two hundred years.

Bernie Sanders's and Elizabeth Warren's health-care plans sound too good to be true.  They are.  Single-payer health care can work.  Government-run systems operate in other industrialized countries and often achieve comparable or better overall results, for less money, than the health-care patchwork in the United States.  So why aren't Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) proposing something that resembles those systems?  The two presidential candidates promise far more generous benefits than other countries offer.  They pretend that the United States wouldn't have to make any of the trade-offs other nations have had to make.  They promise fantastically generous benefits, no premiums, co-payments or other cost-sharing, and a miraculously low price tag.  It's fiction.

In Virginia, Democrats use Green New Deal to turn red to blue.  Democrats who ran on newly-progressive platforms, like the Green New Deal, and made major gains in the Virginia state government on Tuesday credit those approaches as part of the reason for their successes at the close of expensive and ultra-competitive races.  Democratic proponents and activists argue that a party-wide adoption of the state's Green New Deal plan helped the party flip six seats in the state's House of Delegates and two in the Senate.  The Virginia Democratic Party rolled out its support for the plan in September in the run-up to the election.  Similar to the Green New Deal legislation introduced to Congress, Virginia's plan calls for net-zero emissions by 2050 and the creation of jobs in renewable energy sectors, while pursuing vast social welfare programs.

More about the Green New Deal.

New Poll Shows Democratic Candidates Have Been Living in a Fantasy World.  In 2018, Democratic candidates waded into hostile territory and flipped 40 House districts, many of them moderate or conservative in their makeup.  In almost every instance, their formula centered on narrowing their target profile by avoiding controversial positions, and focusing obsessively on Republican weaknesses, primarily Donald Trump's abuses of power and attempts to eliminate health insurance for millions of Americans.  The Democratic presidential field has largely abandoned that model.  Working from the premise that the country largely agrees with them on everything, or that agreeing with the majority of voters on issues is not necessary to win, the campaign has proceeded in blissful unawareness of the extremely high chance that Trump will win again.

A Great Awakening to the Fight is Upon Us.  [Scroll down]  No more compromise, no more calls for bipartisanship.  Republicans have been outfoxed on that score every time. [...] The old liberal promises of compromise and conciliation were and are false (remember the pledge that when we get same-sex marriage we'll be done with sex and gender issues?).  Barack Obama's reasonableness was a disguise, Joe Biden's Scranton liberalism a pose.  Obergefell was but a step in the never-ending reduction of traditional sex roles.  The inclusion of minority literature and history in the curriculum during the 1970s and '80s wasn't to serve the ideals of diversity.  It was to redefine America as a racist creation from 1619 to the present.  The Left has been making war by other means for 50 years, changing history textbooks, peddling films that mock fatherhood and faith, designing bogus studies that show pay gaps and systemic racism.  But it's been a war nonetheless, and a successful one because conservative leaders and intellectuals have failed to assess the other side.

The Progressives' unrestricted war on America.  America is experiencing a non-violent war of aggression pushed by an increasingly belligerent Left, that aims to progress the nation toward full-blown socialism.  While the Democratic Party is in the forefront of the progressive onslaught, it is not the author of, nor the ideological center for, the Progressive Movement (PM).  It is its public face.  The PM incorporates the combined efforts of activists in multiple arenas, some inside government but most outside, that share the PM's political and cultural goals.  While their focus is within the U.S., the scope of the larger international initiative, as driven by global Statists, targets the Western democracies.

Warren: How does $20.5 trillion in new spending for Medicare for All — plus amnesty for illegals — sound?  This very expensive proposal comes with not one but two unicorns, you'll be pleased to know.  Our famously inefficient government will somehow reduce the total amount Americans spend on health insurance by creating its own industry monopoly, an economic arrangement also not typically associated with efficiency.  And it's going to do this without demanding one thin dime in new taxes from the middle class, a possibility that even Bernie Sanders has deemed too preposterous to include in his own Medicare for All plan.

New York Lawmaker Proposes Bill Allowing Prisoners to Vote.  A New York state lawmaker is proposing legislation to make prison inmates eligible to vote in elections while incarcerated.  State Sen. Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) introduced a bill before Election Day on Tuesday, November 5, that would allow prisoners to register and vote while incarcerated, the New York Post reported.  The state and county boards of elections would keep tabs on the program, and convicted felons would also be allowed to take part.

Lies catch up with Democrats.  For years, Democrats brushed aside concerns that by giving them an inch they would seek a mile.  But Obamacare did lead to a demand for Government Health Care For All.  Gay civil unions did lead to gay marriage and now transgendering (castrating) boys.  Beto O'Rourke wants to use gay marriage to regulate religions via the tax code.  His call for gun confiscation drew calls to shut up and not give the store away.  Democrats lie about their goals.

2020 Democrats Go All-In on the Socialist Vote — Less than 1/5 of Americans.  The 2020 Democrat presidential candidates are so enthralled by the corporate media and far-left influencers, they are openly embracing socialism, even though only 19 percent of Americans identify as socialists.  Medicare for All is straight-up socialism.  It's stripping 150 million Americans of the health insurance they are satisfied with to force us into a one-size-fits-all, government-run system.  Remember how well that worked out for the Veterans Administration?  How many people died?

Warren speaks with forked tongue.  [Scroll down]  Now that we are down to the last little Indian, a question that has been furtively whispered ever since the Democratic field assembled for playtime this summer is out in the open:  do the Democrats have a death wish?  Forget about the comic relief candidates — Cory Booker, Eric Swalwell, Jay Inslee et alii.  What does it mean that two top Democratic candidates are an avowed socialist who harbors a special place in his heart for the Soviet Union, one of the most monstrous tyrannies in world history, and an unavowed socialist who traipses around the word but embraces all the policies?  Remember, Warren has publicly declared that 'I'm with Bernie' when it comes to 'Medicare for all', i.e. government-run (which means badly run) healthcare.  Ronald Reagan was right when he noted that 'one of the traditional ways of imposing statism or socialism' on a society was by way of medicine.  Obamacare took a huge step in that direction.  'Medicare for all' would finish the task.

The Democratic plan for a 42% national sales tax.  If you're a Democrat who supports "Medicare for All," pick your poison.  You can ruin your political career and immolate your party by imposing a ruinous new sales tax, a gargantuan income tax hike or a surtax on corporate income that would wreck thousands of businesses.  This is the cost of bold plans.  Supporters of Medicare for All, the huge, single-payer government health plan backed by Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and several other Democratic presidential candidates, say it's time to think big and move to a health plan that covers everyone.  Getting there is a bit tricky, however.  A variety of analyses estimate that Medicare for All would require at least $3 trillion in new spending.  That's about as much tax revenue as the government brings in now.  So if paid for through new taxes, federal taxation would have to roughly double.

Three Far-Left Economists Are Influencing The Way Young People View The Economy And Capitalism.  Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman are University of California, Berkeley economics professors and key players in designing economic policy for 2020 Democratic hopefuls Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.  Saez and Zucman helped design Warren and Sanders' wealth tax plans and have presented misleading calculations that claim "Medicare for All" would cut taxes for most Americans, despite Sanders admitting he would raise taxes on the middle class in order to achieve his "Medicare for All" plan.

Trump vs. the barbarians at the gates.  American progressives, beginning with Woodrow Wilson, set out to destroy America as founded to undo the Constitution and to make the US into a totalitarian creation not unlike Mao's China, Stalin's Soviet Union, Castro's Cuba, Chavez' and Maduro's Venezuela. [...] The Left does mean to purposefully obliterate the cultural values that made this nation great.  They do mean to indoctrinate our young people with the myth of transgenderism, sacrificing the futures of countless children in the process.  They do mean to implement control over every aspect of our lives via the shallow myth of climate alarmism by instilling fear in the young.  They willfully intend to impose their socialist, soon-to-be communist globalism on us all.  That's their plan and they are sticking to it, no matter how obvious it becomes that Americans are not on board.

Rand Paul: 'Nobody In The Media Seems To Care' That Bernie And AOC 'Supporting' Ideas Of 'Stalin And Mao'.  Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) recently appeared on C-SPAN's "After Words" program to promote his new book, "The Case Against Socialism."  During the approximately 45 minute interview with Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) acting as host, Paul spoke about the dangers of people like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) promoting socialist ideology unchallenged.

Pew Report:  The two-party gap widens without agreement on basic facts.  [Scroll down]  Moreover, 73% of the public — including 77% of Republicans and 72% of Democrats — say that voters in both parties "not only disagree over plans and policies but also cannot agree on the basic facts."  Even a cursory glance at House impeachment proceedings and media reports about the Trump presidency provides proof enough of that.  Meanwhile, Democratic presidential candidates double down on Leftist extremism in their calls for open borders; providing health care, voting rights, and benefits for illegal aliens.  Democrats are promoting an environmental policy that would cost tens of trillions of dollars; student loan debt forgiveness; minimal guaranteed incomes; gun confiscation; punishing churches for their religious beliefs, and much more.  All against conservative policy increasing the political divisions between the two parties.  There is no coming to an agreement.

Guerrilla Politics.  Even those voters supporting the left who are only casually familiar with the political landscape know that the outrageous promises by the cast of presidential hopefuls cannot possibly be funded.  Dangling "free stuff," a widely used tactic of the Obama administration, is quickly losing its luster.  In its place the Democratic strategists have created a new approach by combining two playbooks — Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals and the 6th-century B.C. book by Chinese general Sun Tzu, The Art of War.  What has evolved with this combination is a form of guerrilla politics never before seen in our country's political history.

The Democrats — Who They Are, What they Want and How to Confront Them.  Every time the Democratic presidential contenders take the stage, we witness a stunning display of the Democratic Party's ideological conversion to a Marxist-sponsored socialist cartel.  In pursuit of utopian/egalitarian virtue, the party has adopted the language of the ideology and is growing perpetually out of sync with American liberties.  In a frightening sense of déjà vu, the downsized American replicas of Leon Trotsky, Nikolai Bukharin, Clara Zetkin, and Rosa Luxemburg are seeking to impose the moralities of a flawed society through seductive promises of fairness and equality with an intensity and passion that rivals that of their precursors a century earlier. [...] Some bombastically prophesy environmental calamities and the end of the world unless we implement insane ideas they put forward as the key to salvation.  Those loonies cannot be persuaded by facts, historical records, or common sense.

All Democrats are saying is, Give War a Chance.  Democrats, always reliably anti-Trump, have now carved out a position for themselves of being the party of Pro-War Protest.  They are passionately in favor of our continued military intervention in Syria.  Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi apparently were aggressive in their meeting with President Trump, protesting his announced policy of withdrawing the small American military contingent in that country.  Fake News ABC lent its support to the pro-war cause by providing phony footage of an artillery demonstration that it falsely claimed portrayed Kurds being slaughtered.

O'Rourke's America.  [Scroll down]  Democrats, no longer content to impose confiscatory taxes on income, now propose — here again, Sanders and Warren stand together — to seize Americans' savings, confiscating their property rather than merely levying their income.  If you don't like that, you can organize a political campaign against it — maybe, if the Democrats will let you.  But keep in mind that Democrats today also hold as an article of faith that the federal government should have the power to prohibit the distribution of videos critical of Democratic presidential candidates, which is what the Citizens United case was all about.

Beto's War On Religious Liberty.  Having sworn himself to be a mortal enemy of the Second Amendment, pledging to go door-to-door to confiscate the AR-15s law-abiding citizens possess to protect their homes and family, Peter [sic] Francis O'Rourke now sets his sights on the First Amendment by announcing at a CNN townhall event on LGBTQ policies, a "church tax" on those religious entities who believe, based on their religious faith, that homosexuality is a sin and, based on their originalist interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, that gay marriage is not a constitutional right. [...] Apparently, in Beto's mind being entitled to hold one's own religious beliefs is not a basic human right, unlike killing the unborn up until the moment of birth.  Tolerance in the alternate universe of the liberal elite is a one-way street.  But they don't want tolerance.  They want acceptance.

We Teach Nothing, We Know Nothing — and That Could Cost the United States Everything.  [The Democrats'] entire presidential field is endorsing some version of the following platform.
  [#1]   "Free" healthcare. Some of them have endorsed free, meaning taxpayer-funded, healthcare for non-citizens. [...]
  [#2]   "Free" education. Again, meaning redistributive and taxpayer-funded.
  [#3]   Some version of nationalizing energy policy, either a fracking ban or something along the lines of national policy. [...]
  [#4]   Andrew Yang is promising to pay millions of Americans a "universal wage" — create dependence, via confiscation and redistribution.
  [#5]   Beto O'Rourke is a special case.  He's promising to disarm Americans, destroy our churches and force wealthy Americans out of their homes.
  [#6]   Ban all fossil fuels.  How?  And what would this do to our economy?
  [#7]   Open borders.
They're gathering around these proposals under the guise of "ending income inequality."  Ending income inequality is literally impossible.  It cannot be done, ever, under any human circumstance.  Some people will always make more money than some other people.

Democrats want to close churches, raise taxes and pay for sex reassignment surgery.  I'm not sure what's more jaw-dropping — the disdain Democratic presidential candidates have for rural Americans and their values, or their willingness to make it a centerpiece of their campaign to unseat Donald Trump.  Did they learn nothing from 2016?  Beto O'Rourke's plans to confiscate guns from law-abiding citizens and to put churches out of business, combined with Elizabeth Warren's stinging insult that conservative religious people are too ugly to find a suitable mate, are good reminders that the national Democratic Party has simply abandoned rural and Middle America.  The presidential candidates' appearance last week at a CNN town hall tackling LGBTQ issues revealed a serious weakness in Democratic plans to defeat President Donald Trump.

Here are five questions that need to be asked.  [#4] Fourth, do the presidential candidates agree with House Democrats, who on Sept. 26 passed the first step toward government health care for people in the country illegally by mandating a whole series of health activities, including electronic health records at the border?

Dismaying Dumbed-down Discourse.  I see the crowds cheering the 2020 Democrat candidates and wonder if they're being paid to appear, or are they really, really ignorant about what this party had become?  It is now the party of open borders, socialism, atheism, infanticide and is offering lots of free stuff that's being paid by taxpayers.  It is also the party that is completely committed to everything the "alphabet people" espouse.  The LGBQT, aka the alphabet people (dubbed by the brave comedian Dave Chapelle), has the Left convinced that there are more than two genders and thus it is perfectly fine that men claiming to be women can now compete against women in sports events and can use women's toilets — where little girls can no longer feel safe.  This is pure insanity but if the progressive left certifies it, the mentally deficient will accept it.

Elizabeth Warren's Workers Plan Will Provide Back Pay to Illegal Aliens.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a leading 2020 Democrat presidential primary candidate, is vowing to "fight" for back pay for illegal aliens.  As part of Warren's "Empowering American Workers and Raising Wages" plan, illegal aliens who have worked illegally in the United States — sometimes by stealing Americans' identities and Social Security numbers — would become eligible to receive back pay for their previous work by amending the National Labor Relations Act.

Stephen Miller: 2020 Democrats Want to 'Sacrifice the Working Class' for Illegal Aliens.  [Scroll down]  As Breitbart News estimated, providing free healthcare to every illegal alien in the U.S. would cost up to $66 billion a year or $660 billion over a decade to American taxpayers.  Already, Americans are forced to subsidize illegal aliens' medical costs to the sum of almost $20 billion a year.  The Urban Institute's Linda Blumberg, a health insurance expert, told the New York Times that such a policy providing free healthcare for every foreign national who crosses the U.S.-Mexico border or overstays a visa would drive a migration of "people with serious health problems" to the country.

Trump vs.  Warren:  Trump Builds, Warren Destroys.  One of [Elizabeth] Warren's more extreme "plans" is her support for the Refund Equality Act — a bill that would refund taxes to homosexual couples who previously filed as unmarried singles.  The point is that in the past, before the legal recognition of gay "marriage," homosexuals living together were single.  That is why they filed as singles.  Warren wants to extend tax refunds to them retroactively.  A disturbing pattern emerges in Warren's plans for America.  At every point, they pit one class of Americans against another.  Women versus men.  Blacks versus whites.  Gays versus straights.  Disabled versus abled.  And especially poor versus rich.  In the past, despite whatever disparities that existed, Americans saw themselves as one people.  They believed that their treasured citizenship as Americans was more important than any differences.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unveils Bill That Would Give Federal Benefits To Illegal Aliens.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has found yet another way to spend your money.  The 29-year-old former bartender has unveiled a new six-bill package of legislation titled "A Just Society."  "A just society provides a living wage, safe working conditions, and healthcare.  A just society acknowledges the value of immigrants to our communities.  A just society guarantees safe, comfortable, and affordable housing," says a page on her House website dedicated to the package.  "By strengthening our social and economic foundations, we are preparing ourselves to embark on the journey to save our planet by rebuilding our economy and cultivate a just society."

MIT Researcher:  Swing Voters Repelled by 2020 Democrats' Medicare for All, Open Borders Agenda.  Swing voters are repelled by leftist policies from healthcare to immigration that 2020 Democrat presidential primary candidates have endorsed, a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) reveals.  MIT researcher Alexander Agadjanian published his latest research in the New York Times, where he revealed that swing voters likely are six percentage points less likely to vote for a Democrat against President Trump in the 2020 election after learning of the leftist policy positions they have embraced.

Warren: Taxpayers must fund sex reassignment surgery.  "Everyone should be able to access high-quality, affordable, gender-affirming health care, but the Trump administration is trying to roll back important protections for trans Americans," Warren tweeted Tuesday.  "Help fight back by leaving a comment for HHS in protest."  With former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act — also known as his signature "Obamacare" plan that unconstitutionally forces Americans to pay for a service they don't want, including abortions for others — being scaled back under President Donald Trump's administration, Warren is determined to recover all the losses for the LGBT community while adding new privileges (dubbed as "rights").

The Editor says...
Excuse me for stating the obvious, but a sex change operation is not "gender-affirming."  It is exactly the opposite.

Democrat Campaign Slogan:  "We Are Guilty, Guilty, Guilty!"  It is a bizarre situation.  These Democrats don't take the old Civil Rights line that the core of America is just and fair, but has been distorted by past and present bigotries.  No, they say that American from the beginning and in essence is racist, from 1619 to the Founders to the KKK to the current president.  Has any politician in history, any prime minister or king or emperor, built his power base by trashing his country or nation, empire or tribe?  It has to be the strangest platform ever conceived.  Human beings want to believe that their country is good; they want to feel proud of their homeland, not ashamed; guilt is not a happy condition, especially a guilt whose source is so far from their experience.  But these aspiring leaders won't let them enjoy their citizenship.  They are scolds and chastizers, but still expect the recipients of their rebuke to love them.

Democrats Want To Make America Energy Dependent Again.  Several months into the primaries, and we have learned quite a lot about the Democratic candidates.  One candidate wants to guarantee the right to abortions for men.  Another presidential hopeful proposes free health care and education for illegal immigrants.  A long-shot contender aims to give every American free money just for breathing.  But many of the top-tier Democrats have another idea:  Ban fracking.

Warren Backs AOC's Illegal Immigrant Welfare Plan.  Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren endorsed a Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) policy proposal that includes taxpayer-funded welfare benefits for illegal immigrants.  Ocasio-Cortez's proposal, dubbed "A Just Society," calls for nationwide rent control and bans the federal government from denying welfare benefits based on an individual's immigration status and previous criminal convictions.  Warren became the first Democratic presidential candidate to endorse the plan, calling it "just the type of bold, comprehensive thinking we'll need" to make "big, structural change."

2020 Dems' top trillion-dollar plans.  Democratic candidates for the 2020 election are hoping to woo Americans through sweeping policy plans including the elimination of college debt and expanding Social Security — some of which carry hefty price tags.  Many Republicans have been critical of giving away too many freebies and undermining capitalism, and even democracy, and covering the sky-high costs of the Democrats proposals has become a point of criticism among their opponents — particularly when solutions come in the form of increased taxes.

Impeachment nonsense provides cover for Dems' daffy promises.  [Scroll down]  Elizabeth Warren recently proposed a "wealth tax" — anyone with a net worth (as opposed to income) of more than $50 million would have to pay an extra $1 million a year in taxes.  Some countries have tried this, but it only led to flight of capital and massive fraud.  Among the nations that eliminated the tax were France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Sweden and the Netherlands.  Not to mention, what's to stop some couple with a net worth of above $50 million from divorcing to get under the threshold?  So Bernie Sanders took one look at the Warren plan (and most likely his drooping poll numbers) and adjusted it to ensnare any taxpayer with a net worth of over $32 million.

Fracking Ban Proposed By 2020 Dems Would Kill Millions of Jobs.  A proposed fracking ban put forward by leading Democratic presidential candidates would have a devastating impact on U.S. jobs, energy independence, and even national security, according to several studies.  Reports from the American Petroleum Institute, Independent Petroleum Association of America, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce painted a stark picture of the economic fallout from ending fracking, a process which has transformed the United States into the top oil and natural gas producer in the world.

The New Road to Serfdom.  Senators Sanders and Warren are battling for the heart and soul of the progressive wing of the democrat party by making outlandish promises.  Neither claims to be a socialist, Sanders says he's a democratic socialist whatever that is, but their proposals and philosophy certainly have the trappings of Socialism.  Their basic philosophy is to promise programs that guarantee individual security and deliver on those promises by increasing government authority over all aspects of life and the economy.  Senator Sanders has just introduced his Green New Deal with a price tag of $16 trillion over 10 years.  This is on top of Medicare for All, free tuition, family leave, and expanded social security.  Depending on whose analysis is used, the cost of these promises has to exceed $4 trillion annually.  The Federal Government's budget for this fiscal year is only $4.4 trillion.

Liberals Want to Grab Guns... but Who Will Do the Grabbing?  Lawmakers such as state senator Julie Morrison (D-Ill.) have smugly threatened mass confiscation, and others such as Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) have suggested prosecution and prison time for noncompliance with mandatory buyback programs. [...] The much touted New Zealand buyback program has confiscated under 10% of known banned weapons.  Mandatory registration laws in deep blue Connecticut, New York, and California have garnered compliance rates of 15%, 4%, and 3%, respectively.  This is not even for confiscation, but for registration only.  How well do they think buyback programs will fare in Texas or Ohio?  Nope.  If they want guns confiscated, they'll have to do it themselves.

The Democrat debate was terrifying.  Who are these people?  [Scroll down]  Will we survive the socialist plan our Left has for us?  Only time will tell.  Given the Left's promulgation of homelessness, (they pass out needles and ban straws), their commitment to the further dumbing down of education and their disdain for Judeo-Christian values, to open borders and all that entails, and their fidelity to Marxist socialism, if they take the White House, the House and the Senate, America as we know it will be over.  The US will become a class-stratified society like that of old Europe, France before their Revolution.  Our elites will see to it that their lives are not impacted in any way by the legislation they mean to impose on the rest of us.  That is not part of their plan.

No, Conservatives Shouldn't Make Environmental Policy a Priority.  The Green New Deal betrayed the climate crusade's outlandish demands in its starkest, darkest terms yet, and a seven-hour climate change "town hall" on CNN this month featured Democratic presidential hopefuls promising everything from abortion and plastic straw bans to government-ordered veganism as solutions to halt supposed climate change.  Democratic candidates promise to become more dystopian on this issue as they head into the heart of the 2020 campaign season.  So, presented with this gift, it is no time for Republicans and conservatives to take the boot off the throat of the collective climate propaganda machine.

For many religious Americans, the word 'liberal' has become taboo.  The Rev. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, has made himself into a cable news celebrity by denouncing Democrats as "godless" and "liberal" and hailing President Trump as the best friend for people of faith.  While Democrats have embraced the so-called nones — those with no religious affiliation — the party seems to have gone out of its way to drop the word "liberal."

Joe Biden's Platform Illustrates The Breakneck Speed Democrats Are Lurching Left.  A Tuesday [9/10/2019] report in McClatchy compared Biden's 2020 platform to Hillary Clinton's 2016 platform, finding the former vice president's policy prescriptions have drifted leftward from the former secretary of state's.  "From health care to climate change to criminal justice, Biden has proposed ideas more ambitious and liberal than policies supported by Hillary Clinton in the 2016 campaign," the article declared.  It even went so far as to correctly note that "Biden's current set of policy prescriptions would likely be considered radical if they had been proposed in any previous Democratic presidential primary."  Examples include his health care plan, his climate change plan, his criminal justice reform plan, and his position on the death penalty.

Kimberley Strassel: 2020 Dems [are] vowing to 'kill every coal job, every oil and gas job' with climate goals.  Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel warned on Saturday that 2020 Democratic candidates' climate proposals could cause the loss of millions of jobs.  "When you talk about banning fracking.  When you talk about a carbon-free economy by 2030 or 2050, you are saying 'we are going to kill every coal job in the country, every oil and gas job, all of the shipping jobs that they do — we're talking about millions of positions," Strassel said during the "The Journal Editorial Report."

What Democrats Are Really Pushing.  Everyone once in a while, even if by accident, liberals tell you who they really are, what they think, and what they want to do.  Whether it slips out or they deliberately put it down in a statement, it's a quick little glimpse into what's going on in the void behind their vacant eyes.  This week saw a few of these glimpses. [...] Luckily, and sensibly, very few Americans bothered to tune in.  (Sympathy to those stuck in airports.  Even on mute, the crazy crept through.)  While all called for things like banning coal, oil drilling, fracking, and nuclear power, they also want to mandate the use of electric cars.  None addressed, nor were asked by any of the crowd or the so-called journalist cheerleaders moderating the clown show exactly where they planned to get all the electricity to charge those cars.

Seattle Might Ban New Homes and Buildings From Using Natural Gas.  The Seattle Times reports that Seattle's city council is considering legislation which would ban all new homes and buildings within city limits from using natural gas, and mandating that these edifices must use electric heating and cooking.  Councilmember Mike O'Brien will likely introduce the legislation next week.  If passed, it is expected that the regulations will go in effect next summer.  "We know that some people rely on natural gas at home and on the natural-gas industry for jobs, so we want to be thoughtful about how we transition," O'Brien said.  "But in the meantime, let's not continue to make the problem worse."

The Editor says...
This politician says he doesn't want to "make the problem worse."  What problem?  He didn't say, because there is no problem to solve.  Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, if that's what he means.  Mandating electric power instead of natural gas simply means that the gas will be burned at a central power plant instead of individual residences.  Left-wing politicians are really good at offering solutions for which there is no problem.

CNN's Presidential Climate Change Town Hall Was Insane.  Put it this way: the most benign climate-change plan proposed during CNN's seven-hour Democratic Party presidential candidate town hall was more authoritarian than anything Donald Trump has ever suggested during his presidency.  Democrats were not merely proposing massive societal upheaval but mass coercion.  CNN says it's a "crisis," though, so Democrats were free to offer one insane Nostradamus-like prediction after the next.  Not only is every weather event now a manifestation of global warming, but Beto O'Rourke says our communities will soon be "uninhabitable," and Pete Buttigieg says the challenge of warming is on par with World War II, a conflict that took more than 400,000 American lives and tens of millions of others.  None of this hysteria, as far as I can tell, was challenged during those seven hours.

Here's what the 2020 Dems plan to do for climate change.  As promised, 2020 presidential candidates showed up for a marathon seven-hour CNN town hall to discuss global warming last night.  Here's what they had to say:
  •   Bernie Sanders wants to put U.S. tax dollars toward aborting kids in poor countries.  He also promised that he'd raise taxes again.
  •   Joe Biden's eye filled with blood during the event.  He also stumbled and jumbled all the way through an answer about national security.
  •   Biden also said the Green New Deal doesn't go far enough with policy specifics.
  •   Elizabeth Warren came out against nuclear power plants.  She also wants to control Americans' use of light bulbs, straws, and cheeseburgers.
  •   Kamala Harris promised to nuke the Senate filibuster to pass the Green New Deal.  She also wants to ban plastic straws.
  •   Pete Buttigieg said that fighting climate change is "perhaps even more challenging" than winning World War II.
  •   "Beto" O'Rourke promised to reissue every environmental regulation that the Trump administration has rolled back.
  •   Julian Castro wants to set aside half of all the land in the United States for "biodiversity."
  •   Cory Booker wants to ban offshore drilling, while Kamala Harris wants to ban fracking.

Top 10 Things the 2020 Democrats Will Ban If Elected .  Here, in no particular order, are the top 10 things that the 2020 Democrats want you — not them — to give up.
  [#1]   Elizabeth Warren wants the government to control which light bulbs you use, which straws you use, and limit your cheeseburger consumption.
  [#2]   Joe Biden said the Green New Deal doesn't go too far and that he wants to ban coal power plants and fossil fuels.
  [#3]   Kamala Harris wants to ban plastic straws, fracking, off-shore drilling, and red meat.
  [#4]   Julian Castro wants to ban fracking while Andrew Yang wants to ban commercial air travel.
  [#5]   Pete Buttigieg believes that if you eat hamburgers or use straws, you are "part of the problem."
  [#6]   Cory Booker and Beto O'Rourke want to ban offshore drilling.
  [#7]   Bernie Sanders even endorsed eugenics-style population control, including unlimited abortions.
But climate change is so imminent and so catastrophic, the Obama family just bought a $15 million beachfront property on Martha's Vineyard.

Ban Everything!.  Last night the Democratic presidential candidates and CNN held a "town hall" on climate change.  I saw somewhere that it was scheduled to last for seven hours.  Is that possible?  One wonders what ratings it got — even lower than CNN's usual dismal totals, I suspect.  Of course, it probably took seven hours for the candidates to list all the things they intend to ban.  Our friends at Grabien put together this helpful compendium:  [Video clip]

A Handy Mashup Of All The Things Democrat Candidates Want Banned.  A quick rundown:  We as a nation will be getting rid of red meat, plastic straws, offshore drilling, light bulbs, combustion engine vehicles, babies in poor countries, fossil fuels, oil, natural gas, coal, fracking, carbon, nuclear power plants, and factory farming.  What is amusing in all of this hysterical hyperactive enforcement is the contradictions between their desires.  Bernie talks of transitioning off of these fuels, for instance, while Liz Warren says there will be no more nuclear power, a carbon-neutral transition energy source.  Red meat is — literally — off the table but the growing demand for more grains will be stymied by the eradication of factory farming.  My favorite proposal of the lot comes from Andrew Yang.  [H]is solution to curb the heating of the planet is to have an array of large mirrors in our atmosphere to reflect the sunlight.

The Democrat Party Is the Largest Hate Group in America.  [Scroll down]  What do you call people that behave like fascists?  What do you call people who do not tolerate different opinions, political or otherwise?  The nicest word I can think of is "Democrat."  I have said it before.  I will reiterate it here.  I think today, in the United States of America 2019, the Democrat Party is the largest hate group in America, and they are the most dangerous.  The Democrat Party wants to deny Americans the right to self-defense by taking away their guns.  They want to deny non-Democrats the ability to earn a living.  They want to force people into an economic system that eliminates choice for consumers.  They want to ban fossil fuels. [...]

Dems Aim To Win Back Working Class With ... A Meat Tax?  There's been a spate of articles in recent days about how Democrats need to win back working-class voters who defected to President Donald Trump in 2016 if they want to regain the White House.  Right in the middle of this discussion, Sen. Bernie Sanders provided yet another reminder of how incredibly, unbelievably out of touch the Democratic Party is with those voters. [...] At a campaign event in South Carolina last week, an attendee noted how Germany is considering a 19% meat tax to fight climate change, and asked Sanders if he would support one to "ensure that Americans limit their consumption of animal products?"  "You're right," the Vermont Democrat responded.  "We've got to look at agriculture, we've got to look at every cause of the crisis that we face."

The Editor says...
There is no climate crisis, and eating meat does not make the weather change.

The kindness of socialism.  Almost all of the Democrat candidates for president support socialism.  They have not yet openly supported Rashida Tlaib's claim that the rich did not earn their wealth, which she says should be confiscated and given to the poor.  But the wealthy already pay most of the taxes in America.  And since the Democrats want to give free everything to everyone, it must be presumed that they know who would have to pay the bill for all that free stuff.  Socialism is not kind, however.  In practice, it has always led to ubiquitous poverty.  The wealthy class are devastated, but not to spread the wealth evenly.  The wealth that is stolen from the wealthy ends up in the hands of a new class of overlords of society, those who had promised that all would be equal after the victory of the revolution over the unjust wealthy classes.

Godless baby killers, one and all:
Democratic Party embraces nonreligious voters, criticizes 'religious liberty' in new resolution.  The Democratic National Committee (DNC) passed a resolution Saturday praising the values of "religiously unaffiliated" Americans as the "largest religious group within the Democratic Party."  The resolution, which was unanimously passed at the DNC's summer meeting on Aug. 24 in San Francisco, Calif., was championed by the Secular Coalition of America, an organization that lobbies on behalf of atheists, agnostics, and humanists on public policy.  The group celebrated the DNC's move as the first time a major party "embraced American nonbelievers."

The DNC passes resolution praising secular humanists, the religiously unaffiliated.  The Democratic National Committee recently passed a resolution extolling the values and virtues of "religiously unaffiliated" Americans, noting that they constitute the "largest religious group within the Democratic Party."  Ironically, most of those in the "largest religious group" in the Democratic Party are utterly irreligious except for their belief in big government — and their own infallibility. [...] It is easy to believe that the Democratic Party is now formally wooing nonbelievers, embracing non-embracers.  In 2012, Democratic National Convention attendees actually booed the mention of "God."  At their 2016 Convention, a preacher was heckled while giving the opening prayer.  And, earlier this year, Democrats reintroduced the "Equality Act," which if passed will effectively repeal the First Amendment to the Constitution, destroy the concept of religious liberty, and force the devout to ignore their consciences.

Dems To Religious Voters:  Drop Dead.  [Scroll down]  The resolution also criticized "misplaced 'religious liberty' claims" — by which they mean any religious liberty claims at all that conflict with progressive dogmas.  This isn't anything new for the Democrats.

DNC proudly announces 'largest religious group within Dem Party'.  "Religiously unaffiliated Americans overwhelmingly share the Democratic Party's values," the resolution states.  The resolution also says that the political party should push for "rational public policy based on sound science and universal humanistic values."  Another part of the resolution tackles "patriotism," which is not a word many would associate with the Democrat Party in its current form. [...] The resolution was passed unanimously on August 24 by the DNC at their summer meeting in San Francisco, California.

A Fellowship of LosersThe Communist Manifesto is the greatest monument to erroneous thinking but profound persuasion in the history of thought.  Marx was an extremely talented propagandist.  He was a grossly incompetent economist.  A theme of the Manifesto is that oppression permeates all societies.  Initially it was about the oppression of workers (the proletariat) by owners (the bourgeoisie).  Now leftists view all societal relationships through the prism of oppression — only the placeholders change:  one race against another, Palestinians versus Israelis, male versus female.  The world is divided between the oppressors and the oppressed.  This view provides the foundation for identity politics and also makes it easy to accuse people of racism.

It's a Good Thing I Don't Live in the Country with the 'Best Medical Care'.  [Scroll down]  I do not understand how any voter can consider electing someone who threatens to destroy the health care we now enjoy.  Medicare for all will eliminate private insurance and these moronic politicians also want to give illegal immigrants, who have no right being here to begin with, all the same benefits.  Open borders are just plain suicidal.  Speaking of that horrible word; there has been a rash of suicides in Britain of nurses who are overwhelmed by the NHS with long hours, low pay and shortage of qualified staff.  The NHS is dealing with an average of 1388 patients every three minutes.  Bernie Sanders and the other 2020 candidates expect taxpayers to empty their pockets for their utopian dream that simply will never exist.

The Left's 'Three Rs': Russia, Racism, and Recession.  Tragically, among those suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome, the most important "R" is missing.  That would be reality.  Consequently, the cudgels of their "three Rs" campaign likely won't prevent another four years of the presidency that has been the bane of their existence.  If anything, that campaign is likely to boost his reelection chances next year.

Bernie Sanders: The $6 Trillion Man.  Over 10 years, Sanders wants to spend:  almost $33 trillion on Medicare for All, more than $16 trillion on a Green New Deal, $2 trillion on free college and debt forgiveness, $3.5 trillion on a jobs guarantee, and $1.8 trillion on new Social Security benefits.  Add it all up, and it's more than $5.6 trillion a year.  Assuming that every one of these programs costs more than Sanders claims, the grand total would easily reach $6 trillion a year.  For those keeping score, that would more than double the size of the federal government, which this year will spend a total of $4.5 trillion.

The Left's Neverland.  "Neverland" is an appropriate name because it's where lost boys (and girls, or whatever) can avoid growing up.  They can fly anywhere — even to climate change conferences — without using any fossil fuels.  They can fight in swash-buckling, Antifa rumbles without being either arrested or injured.  They can imagine any reality they want and they can pretend that whatever they dream up will be superior to American reality.  They can convince themselves that it's possible to change the climate of the entire world by banning plastic straws or dissuading cattle from passing gas.  There in Neverland, liabilities — national debt or student loans — don't ever have to be paid.  Money doesn't have to be earned.  Medical care can be both top-notch and free.

What the Elites Think Americans 'Need' Has Nothing to Do with Individual Rights.  Leftists incessantly entreat Americans with the question, for example, "why should someone need X millions" of legally acquired dollars?  Our response shouldn't be to ponder or address why someone else might need that amount of money.  That question is utterly irrelevant.  What we should be asking is, what right of mine do I own to demand that the government take their individual property rights from them?  The "ultra-millionaire" wealth tax that Elizabeth Warren has proposed is, without question, an unconstitutional violation of individual property rights.  But it's seductive, because the masses buying into it care more about their moral indignation resulting from someone potentially having more money than he or she might "need" than about the individual right to property which would be unmistakably stolen from those Americans who are targets of any new "wealth tax."

The climate change crisis racket.  Do Democrats really believe in the climate crisis they have dubbed an "emergency," or is it really just a way to make a quick buck?  Beto O'Rourke has suggested spending $5 trillion over the next ten years investing in climate change initiatives primarily for "vulnerable communities."  Not to be outdone, Kamala Harris was one of the co-sponsors for the "Green New Deal," which proposes $700 billion a year in spending on a utopian garden future.  Bernie Sanders, also a loud supporter of the GND, proposes going even farther and banning any new developments that would require fossil fuels.  Cory Booker uses climate change to drum up fear, claiming with an re-introduced bill that the environment is racist (yeah, seriously), and although he hasn't laid out any specific plans, he has insinuated possibly legislating veganism.

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How is it possible to solve a global problem — assuming there is a problem — by spending money only in "vulnerable communities?"  What does that mean, anyway?  Which "community" in the United States is so sensitive that an imperceptible change in temperature would require five trillion dollars in remedial expenditures?

Reparations for slavery emerge as issue among Democrats running for president.  When University of Connecticut professor Thomas Craemer first began researching reparations for slavery, most mainstream white politicians weren't talking about the issue.  Now, more than a dozen years later, the idea that African Americans should receive restitution for the grievous legacy of enslavement and racial discrimination is sparking a political debate that is helping to shape the 2020 presidential race.

Marxism in America: The Final Stages.  Much of what we see happening all across this country began as a spin off of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia that made its way to Germany and then the United States.  These German Marxists, or Communists, started a school of social theory called the Frankfurt School; a school that was dedicated to the destruction of Western civilization. [...] Their goal is to change society, transform our beliefs from the ground up, leaving fertile ground for communism to grow and flourish.  It is what Saul Alinsky practiced and preached to the likes of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and countless others on the Left.  When Hitler threw out these Marxists, not wanting any competition, they made their way to the United States, first finding a home at Columbia University.  From there they branched to Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, etc.  They are now deeply embedded in our education system from kindergarten on up, our political institutions, Hollywood, and the mass media.

Abortion lobby takes aim at parental rights.  Recently, a coalition of 75 organizations including Planned Parenthood, National LGBTQ Task Force, the ACLU, and the National Abortion Federation released a 116-page blueprint outlining a policy agenda aimed at advancing policies for women and children in the name of "sexual and reproductive health care, rights, and justice."  However, after reading over the policies, one quickly realizes that they would substantially harm American families without bringing forth "rights" or "justice."  Parental rights, for example, are targeted for elimination.  The coalition deemed parental consent for an abortion as detrimental to the empowerment of "girls and youth assigned female."  If the true goal of the coalition is to help empower young women, shouldn't they encourage young women to look to their mothers, their families, or at least an experienced adult such as a judge for guidance in potentially intense and emotional times?

Can the Democratic Party Govern America?  Recently the Democratic Party has become the party of open borders and amnesty as well as ultimate citizenship for upwards of 22 million illegal immigrants and with open borders at least another 2-4 million more every year.  The vast majority of these illegal immigrants are functionally illiterate and lacking in employable skills. [...] The Left and the Democratic Party are now so committed to open borders and illegal immigration that they cannot reverse course without a major upheaval within their ranks.

Joe Biden Pledges To Eliminate All Trump Tax Cuts.  Joe Biden pledged to eliminate all of President Donald Trump's tax cuts when campaigning in Iowa over the weekend.  Biden, who has made no effort to hide his ambition to raise taxes if elected in 2020, told a crowd in the Hawkeye State that by eliminating the tax cuts Trump passed during his first year in office, the country could spend more on healthcare and other items.  The former vice president, however, did not just promise to roll back some of the cuts for the wealthy, like his other 2020 competitors, but he pledged to "eliminate" all of them.

Video Of Democratic Socialists Of America Convention Goes Viral.  The "triggering" hit new levels during the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) National Convention in Georgia this past weekend.  In leaked clips of the event, Democratic Socialists lash out at each other for various offenses, such as using "gendered language" and "whispering."  Adding to the bizarre nature of the event, which comes off as a satirical skit being laid on a bit too thick, members of DSA whine about what triggers them by first announcing a "point of personal privilege."

The Democratic Socialists of America Meeting Was Something Else.  Socialism is creeping in our country like never before.  A recent study indicates that millennials prefer socialism to capitalism.  The Democratic Party has gone so far left, they should be accused of plagiarizing Karl Marx's ideas.  But, if these recent videos from the Democratic Socialists of America conference are any indication of how quickly their ideas could be implemented, then the U.S.A. has nothing to worry about.  It appears the DSA crowd is too triggered by scents, sounds, and the wrong pronouns to actually get anything accomplished without some whiny progressive stopping the meeting to complain.  A newly formed group, Young Americans Against Socialism, posted the videos over the weekend.  You'd be forgiven for thinking the soundbites were a parody, but no, they are real.

Why We Need a Senate Resolution Denouncing Socialism.  Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines' new resolution — S. Res. 289, "expressing the sense of the Senate that socialism poses a significant threat to freedom, liberty, and economic prosperity" — takes three pages of text to say what can essentially be said in four words:  "Stop socialism.  Choose freedom." [...] It would be helpful, certainly, to have each of our 100 senators cast a vote on Daines' measure, to declare publicly whether they agree with that sentiment.  Let each of us see who believes socialism is a threat to liberty, and who does not.  While we're at it, I'd love to see the House vote on the same measure, too, so the American electorate can have more information at hand next year when making their choices in the voting booth.

Vox Confirms That, Yes, They Do Want to Take Our Guns.  The brutal news about the mass shootings over the weekend has once again left social media and the blogosphere flooded with thousands of ignorant hot takes offering solutions that won't solve anything.  Predictably, the Democrats running for president have been some of the worst offenders.  As expected, they're all full of cries for congressional action, however vague.  The tragedies have highlighted just how little difference there is between them. [...] The progressive brain trust over at posted a rather long article that was one of the more honest leftist anti-gun pieces I've read in a while and illustrates precisely why law-abiding gun owners are so distrustful of the anti-Second Amendment crowd.

Don't Buy the Myth of the 'Moderate' Democrat.  Every Democrat on the stage was selling the same thing:  Bigger Government. [...] Gun control.  There's that word "universal" again.  This time used on seven occasions connected to the term "background checks," which Hickenlooper claimed to have achieved in Colorado and Klobuchar and Bullock were going to make happen by taking on the evil NRA, don't ya know.  Along with consensus around "assault weapons" and closing various "loopholes."

The Big Loser In Last Night's Debate Was Barack Obama.  In the just more than a decade since Obama first sat in the Oval Office, the Democratic Party has careened to the left like a sports car with a blown tire making a pass on the Autobahn.  Last night's debates saw defenses of socialism, calls to essentially open the borders, free money for everyone, and plans for government-controlled health care with a price tag longer than a CVS receipt.

Biden: Drug Companies Will Have to 'Come to Us' and 'We Will Set the Price'.  Companies that develop drugs will have to go to the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) to be told what they'll be allowed to charge for their products if Joe Biden is elected president, the former vice president declared Wednesday during the Democrat presidential debate.  Biden made the claim while defending his health care plan against the charge that it would not cover everyone in America, adding that his administration would also dictate any price increases.

These People Are Crazy.  Liberals are insane.  That's not news, at least to anyone who watched even clips from the Democratic debates this week.  They promised a unicorn that poops gold while paying for your health care and college, giving you a high-paying job and foot rubs at will.  If you completely ignore the reality of the hell on earth their socialistic policies would create, it sounded wonderful.  But you can't ignore reality with these people.  Any of them.  It's reality they want to "fundamentally transform."  To do that they're not only willing destroy what exists now, they have to destroy it.  Leftists are very open about this.  They want to "tear down" the system — health care, capitalism, etc., you name it.  By "tear down" they mean decimate.  Most people like their health care and support capitalism, and the country, so they're unlikely to willingly allow its "transformation" to something else.

The Seven Dumbest Things Democrats Demand You Believe.  [Scroll down]  Another trope that ought to have been put to bed by now is the idea that socialism is a workable plan that simply has not been implemented properly.  How many times must we hear this amid the horrors of the USSR, China, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Cuba, and Venezuela, among others?  Every time it's the same story:  communist dictators are the good guys seeking to liberate the people from the oppression of the exploitative capitalist system, and when the people being liberated scramble for the border at their first opportunity, their plight is minimized or ignored.

Democrat Prospects Are Bleak As The Wacky Pack Takes Over.  Donald Trump is the odds-on fave to win reelection, and the Republicans can take back the House and keep the Senate if they aren't stupid and incompetent — meaning it's far from a done deal.  But the Democrats are in a terrible position.  The just and satisfying utter humiliation of crusty establishment hack Bob Mueller left them without a lot of good options going forward, since not being leftist idiots is obviously off the table.  What do they do now that the entire soft coup hoax is a heap of garbage smoldering in the dumpster of American politics?  Do they stick with Putin paranoia?  Do they pivot to talking about their party's platform?

You Didn't Really Write That Book Report, Did You Bobby?"  [On one hand,] The greatest U.S. economy in a generation, record-low unemployment, particularly among women and minorities, no major military conflicts, a pending and historic trade deal with China, higher wages, lower taxes, all of the many Trump successes and Democrats give the country [On the other hand,] Robert Mueller, tens of millions in wasted taxpayer dollars to prop up what was clearly an anti-Trump hoax from beginning to end, Democrat members of Congress declaring white people should be feared and monitored, other members of Congress wanting to go to war on cow [emissions], and on and on goes the lunatic fringe that now dominates a once-great political party.

Do You Understand that Democrats will Destroy America?  The Green New Deal, renewed regulations, Medicare for All, free college, as well as the 70-90% tax rates proposed by Democrats, will tank the stock market and US economic growth, leading to higher unemployment and reduced wage gains.  All these programs require higher taxes and not just the soak the rich fantasy of the 70-90% rates. [...] So not only will the Green New Deal destroy the US economy, but possibly also our freedom, as we decline economically and our adversaries, China and Russia, continue growing in economic strength without these restrictions.

The Co-Conspirators in the American Left's Takeover of the Democratic Party.  Since the turn of the Twentieth Century the American Left has been singularly focused on expunging the foundational basis of American culture, instituting Marxian Socialism and permanently controlling the federal government.  The process of achieving this goal began in earnest in the 1960's by first infiltrating and transforming the bulk of academia into a Marxist anti-American indoctrination caucus.  Then, utilizing the resultant army of brainwashed acolytes to make inroads into and eventually dominate the media and entertainment establishment in order to spread their message to the masses.  All the while leftists gradually permeated the myriad cells of the Democratic Party, which was an obvious target as the Party was committed to the growth of a powerful central government since the 1930's, but as of the 1960's did not espouse socialism, anti-Americanism and the transformation of our unique American culture.

The Democrats Plan To Nationalize Land, Democratic Socialism In Action.  In June, the Democrats who sit on the House Natural Resources Committee passed H.R. 3195, which is currently winding its way through the House.  This bill mandates permanent funding of $900 million to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) each year.  This would be a whopping two and a half times greater than the Fund's average annual expenditures over the past 15 years.  Just what does the LWCF do?  The Fund was created in 1964.  It is primarily funded by federal oil and gas drilling royalties.  Its main activity has been to gobble up private land (read: nationalize) and put it under government ownership, management, and political control.  Among other things, this means that the newly nationalized lands will be poorly managed.  The government's poor land management practices should come as no surprise.

Tlaib: Let's Take Money from Rich, Give It 'Back to the People that Earned It'.  Far-left "Squad" member Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) spoke at the NAACP convention over the weekend and railed against the GOP tax cuts in a pitch for her anti-poverty BOOST Act, promising to take money from the rich and give it "back to the people that earned it."  Tlaib introduced her anti-poverty legislation — the Building Our Opportunities to Survive and Thrive (BOOST) Act — last month and spoke about it at the NAACP convention over the weekend.  The proposal offers a guaranteed income — up to $6,000 per year — to families and individuals under certain financial thresholds via a "refundable tax credit that can be paid monthly."

20th-Century Progressive Politics Continues to Unfold.  Obamacare extended the reach of political power over the private affairs of every American not already part of the programs for the poor and for old people, but it too was only another step toward their ultimate goal.  The progressives are already abandoning Obamacare, enacted just a few years ago.  Today their rallying cry is "Medicare for All."

20th-Century Progressive Politics Continues to Unfold.  [T]he politicization of American life is no laughing matter.  Failing to adhere strictly to the Nazi party line in the Third Reich or the Communist party line in the USSR could cost you your life.  In America today, failing to adhere strictly to the dictates of political correctness can cost you your livelihood, as we have seen in far too many instances already.  Basic, common sense terms such as "he" and "she" have become politically radioactive, and in coercively many-gendered New York City, you can be fined for using the wrong pronoun.

Young Democratic Socialists [are being] trained to recruit without using [the] word 'socialism'.  How does one convince a young person to become a socialist?  Well, for one, don't use the word "socialism."  That was among the advice doled out by the Young Democratic Socialists of America as it hosts summer strategy and training sessions to gear up for activism this fall semester.  "We want to abolish capitalism, nothing less than that," organizer Anna Bonomo recently told Young Democratic Socialists of America members during an online conference call training.  But to do that, she continued, sort of convince people they need socialism without using the word.

How to Alienate Voters and Lose Elections.  The Democrats have spent well over two years asking themselves what they did wrong in the last presidential election and how to avoid those mistakes in 2020.  But they seem to suffer from a collective learning disability that prevents them from absorbing the obvious:  Their party will lose again if they continue to insult the voters by insisting that the president they elected isn't worthy of the office and that their country was founded on oppression and remains rife with racism, cruelty, and injustice.  Yet this false and dispiriting vision seems once again to have become the Democratic Party line.

Immigration:  The Path To Power.  Now, for the last several years we finally clearly see the goals and methods these Communists have chosen to employ to achieve those goals:  illegal immigration, the destruction of our culture, institutions, and morality, resurrecting long past racism, a fiscally over-burdened government, and a collection of citizenry addicted to freebies.  Anyone who has read the 45 Goals of the Communist Takeover of America as presented to Congress in 1963 will see that they are following the plan closely and largely succeeding.

Democrats Hate America and Americans.  [Scroll down]  They want open borders, with crossing illegally no longer a criminal act, free college and healthcare for illegals, as well as driver's licenses and sanctuary, and of course the right to vote.  Point out that this is a better deal than citizens get, and you will be labeled a racist clinging to your guns and religion with an unnatural and malicious fear of the "other."  They advocate entirely socialized medicine and the elimination of private insurance, including employer-provided health insurance, which currently covers 158 million Americans.  Only greedy, selfish people who strive to keep the poor, poor and the sick, sick would be against that.  They plead for confiscatory taxation of the "rich," with the definition of "rich" open to fungible interpretation, so that they can raise up the poor, feed the hungry, pay reparations to blacks, indigenous peoples, gays and also illegals, who were kept "in the shadows" by our unfair immigration policies and unreasonable insistence on borders.

The Nightmare Of An America Ruled By AOC And Her Socialist Pals.  It's hard to take braying morons like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Terrorist Cheerleader Twins seriously, but maybe we should.  After all, these aspiring dictatorettes are the heart, soul, and perpetually open mouth of today's Democrat Party. [...] They are now setting the agenda for one of America's two great political parties.  What would happen if they somehow took power? [...] The first thing they would do is ensure the left never lost another election, and part of that is addressing the troublesome electorate that insists on voting in ways progressives do not approve of.  Officially throwing open the borders will help fix that.  Are the American people disappointing you?  Get a new American people!  The pathway to citizenship runs straight north, with a stop along the way at the welfare office to get free stuff like health care and food stamps — all courtesy of you.

Omar: End 'Capitalist System.' Guarantee Jobs, Housing, Medicare and Abortion for All.  In the new nation that Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota seeks to create, the "capitalist system" will be left behind in pursuit of a "fair and just economy" where the federal government guarantees everybody jobs, housing, health care and free abortions.  How can we know this?  She has declared it in writing. [...] Under Omarcare, no one will pay anything for any health care service.  Her system would "Require no out-of-pocket costs for patients for any services."

The American Left Is Racist, Not President Trump.  The problem with silencing an entire generation of white people in the name of fighting racism is that while they have been silent, extreme environmentalism, anti-white racism, and creeping socialism have swept across American culture, taking over our schools, universities, entertainment and media industries, our corporations, and government at all levels.  Unchecked, this will destroy the country.

Democrats Hold a Terrible Hand of Race Cards.  Pelosi has been speaker for six months and Trump is still president, not resigned or impeached, despite two years of promises from CNN, MSNBC, and many members of Congress.  Pelosi hasn't passed the Green New Deal, student loan forgiveness, a 70-plus percent top tax rate, reparations for anyone not a white heterosexual Christian male, or Medicare for all.  Times a wastin' with the Democrat House is still searching for evidence that Trump colluded with the Russians to steal the election from Hillary Clinton.

Pelosi vs. AOC: It's a Beautiful Thing.  These people all embrace varying degrees of an extreme progressive agenda including radical environmentalism; socialized medicine; socialism writ large, evisceration of gun rights; abortion on demand; health care and welfare for illegal immigrants; open borders; confiscatory personal- and corporate-income tax hikes; softness on Iran and terrorism; leftist judicial activism; wholesale end runs around the Constitution to secure their power, such as abolishing the Electoral College and allowing 16-year-olds and felons to vote; and so much more.

Democrats 2020: Trillions and Trillions and Trillions More.  We're currently witnessing one of the greatest attempts at mass bribery in history.  With each passing week the Democrats running for the 2020 nomination offer yet another bribe for winning more votes. [...] Consider the 10-year cost estimates for some of the major plans that most, if not all, of the potential 2020 nominees have already embraced:  Medicare for All, otherwise known as socialized medicine, is $32.6 trillion.  The Green New Deal, also known as coercive environmental socialism, is $93 trillion.  Universal basic income, in which people would become paid wards of the state, is $38 trillion.  Slavery reparations would cost $14 trillion, but once that Pandora's box is opened, where do you actually draw the line and decide who would get money and why?  As for erasing college debt and free college, that's about $2.4 trillion in the first decade — which counts as "modest" in this context.  The cost of all of those plans combined in the first 10 years is $180 trillion.  That's just one decade.

The Republic Is Collapsing:  The Time to Act Is Now.  [Scroll down]  The Democrats, for example, are no longer an established political party but a revolutionary organism bent on scrapping the Constitution.  Antifa is a guerilla outfit reminiscent of Hitler's Brown Shirts, the Red Brigade and Baader-Meinhof.  The media have become outright propaganda bullhorns for the left.  None of these are trading partners.  They are not economic rivals.  They are not foreign nations that have to take American military power and punishing tariffs into account.  They are fifth columns that are irremediably corrupt, extremist by nature, and absolutely relentless.  Trump may be a hard-headed businessman and a successful entrepreneur, but he is also a sentimentalist who often seems to believe his assailants are still susceptible to reason.  They are not.

Healthcare for Illegal Aliens Latest Democrat Effort to Turn U.S. into California.  Providing free, American taxpayer-funded healthcare to all illegal aliens is just the latest effort to use mass immigration to turn the United States into the sanctuary state of California, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) says.  As Breitbart News reported, the majority of 2020 Democrat presidential candidates have endorsed a plan to force taxpayers to pay for free healthcare for all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living across the country.  The plan would cost taxpayers at least $660 billion a decade.

Democrats Double Down On Hating America.  You gotta hand it to them — it's an innovative strategy to run for President by taking the position that your country is garbage and that its [citizens] are people deplorable monsters. [...] The last week has seen Team Donkey take brave stands against the flag and celebrating our military, and you would half expect them to next advocate something insanely suicidal, like taking your health insurance or forcing you to pay for illegal aliens' doctors.  Oh wait, that happened too.  Who are these lunatics?  Do they really think this is going to play in America as well as it does in Chicago, Manhattan and [San] Francisco?

Welcome to the Democrat Freak Show.  The Democrats' [...] plan is as follows:  raise our taxes; abolish private-pay health insurance; take our guns; regulate our industries out of existence; take what's left of our salaries to pay for slavery[,] reparations[,] and abortions for men; exploit our youths into Vlad Lenin idol-worshiping Redcoat Hitler Youth; and open our borders indefinitely, suborning illegal aliens to break laws without consequences.  Oh, and don't forget the "free" health care for illegal aliens! [...] What was heard on the stages of the first two Democrat 2020 "debates" was the antithesis of what the majority of Americans in the majority of states want:  nationalism and strong state sovereignty, fewer taxes and less government spending, guaranteed constitutional rights upheld by our courts and lawmakers, and good ol' common sense. [...] That tens of millions nationwide cheerlead for this is horrifying.

There are only two sides:  America and the Democrats.  [Scroll down]  None of this sounds real.  It's hard for Americans to understand.  It's like some "bad commie movie" from the 1950s. [...] They have tens of millions of voters and socialist warriors cheering for their imminent victory.  Despite growing anti-semitism and murders of Jews everywhere — Jews will vote in a bloc for democrats.  Despite the extermination of blacks by Planned Parenthood — blacks will vote in a bloc for democrats.  Despite use of Mexicans, Africans and Central Americans as a slave underclass — Africans, Hispanics and "Latinos" will vote in a bloc for democrats.

Democrats' Leftward Turn Was a Reaction to Hillary Clinton.  If Trump wasn't responsible for Hillary's unfavorable numbers in the first place, it remains to be seen whether he can Hillaryize another Democrat.  It may not be all that hard, though, because the Democrats are doing everything they can to keep the Flight 93 panic alive on the right.  They're doing this by running so far to the left that many Trump-skeptical Republicans feel as if they have no choice but to vote for him again.  (I hear this from my fellow conservatives every day.)  Democratic candidates have openly praised socialism, the Green New Deal, the abolition of private insurance, voting rights for incarcerated felons, federal funding of abortion late into pregnancy, confiscatory "wealth taxes," and even the right to sex-change operations paid for by taxpayers.

2020 Democrat Candidates' 21 Most Insanely Scary Proposals.  [#9] Eliminating Every Americans Private Insurance:  Sanders, Warren, and Harris (depending on which day you ask her) want to outlaw our private insurance and force us all into a once-size-fits-all Medicare for All government scheme.  [#10] Health Insurance Coverage for Illegal Aliens:  The question at last week's debate was not whether or not we should offer illegal aliens health care.  Of course, we should help anyone who is sick or injured.  No, the question was whether or not various government health insurance programs should cover illegal immigrants and every single Democrat candidate raised their hand, including "moderate" Joe Biden.

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Personally, I don't think we really "should help anyone who is sick or injured," just because they make it over the border.  There is no way to prevent the sick and injured from disappearing into our country after they have been patched up.  There's nothing in the Constitution that obligates us to provide medical assistance to intruders from other countries.

Border Crisis Hypocrites on Parade.  Conventional wisdom holds that political parties evolve, but do so slowly, over passing generations.  But today's Democrats have broken land-speed records as they have careened leftward on the question of immigration.  Today's Democratic Party is nearly unrecognizable when compared with where it was a decade ago, or even five years ago.  And the transformation has been extreme.

House Democrats to Introduce Bill for More Refugee Admissions from Central America.  As the immigration crisis at the border continues unabated with hundreds of thousands of migrants suffering and even dying on the treacherous trek through Mexico to the U.S. border, Democrats are blaming President Donald Trump and gearing up to introduce legislation to increase the number of refugees admitted to 100,000 a year.

Democrats Cannot Turn Back Toward the Center in Time for 2020.  The near-unanimous verdict across the mainstream media about last week's Democratic debates — from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal — is that the party has moved so far to the left that it is jeopardizing its chances to unseat President Donald Trump in 2020.  The concern from left-leaning outlets like the Times can be interpreted as a warning to the Democratic presidential primary field that they need to find a way to shift back toward the center — even superficially — right away.

Democrats are Officially the Party of Derangement.  If any of the 20 Democrats win in 2020, we can officially say goodbye to our democracy as we know it.  College campuses have already been destroyed.  The two left coasts are a disaster and demographic changes are leading to several purple states turning blue as the Democrats' refusal to address the immigration crisis proves successful in their quest for power.  More ignorant, arrogant, and bigoted representatives will be elected to Congress in the manner of AOC, Omar and Tlaib and Republicans will find themselves more and more marginalized.  We can only hope that the majority of Americans watching this disaster unfold wake up and realize that intolerance for thee ultimately leads to intolerance for me.  Democrats do not care about Americans' rights — they seek totalitarian power.  They need to be stopped.

Media wants Democrats to hide their socialism.  In the wake of the Democrat cattle call (aka "debates) this week, the New York Times ran two columns on Friday that called for Democrats to tone it down on their communism.  Granted these columns were by token Republicans but the message was clear.  David Brooks wrote, "I could never in a million years vote for Donald Trump.  So my question to Democrats is:  Will there be a candidate I can vote for? [...] Brooks objected not because he disagrees with the communists.  Indeed, in his very next paragraph, he wrote, "The progressive narrative is dominating in part because progressives these days have a direct and forceful story to tell and no interest in compromising it.  It's dominating because no moderate wants to bear the brunt of progressive fury by opposing it."  His complaint is not that he disagrees with the communist policy but that you cannot win with it.

Socialist drift jeopardizes Dems' chances of connecting with Cuban-American voters.  "I've been working and fighting against the communists since I was 11 years old," said Emilio Izquierdo, a 71-year-old Cuban-American exile, as he stood outside the legendary Versailles restaurant in the sweltering heat of Little Havana.  For decades, people like Izquierdo have come to this place to see friends, eat authentic Cuban food and talk politics.  On Wednesday, as patrons ordered Cuban sandwiches and café con leche, Izquierdo was getting fired up talking about the rise in socialism in the United States — something, he said in an interview with Fox News, he fears will "destroy America."

Every Dem Says Illegal Immigrants Should Get Health Insurance.  Every single Democratic presidential candidate on stage Thursday night [6/27/2019] during the second round of debates said that illegal immigrants should get government health insurance.  The collective group of ten candidates was asked if "undocumented immigrants" deserve health coverage paid for by the American taxpayer.  [Video clip]

No More Chastened Democrats.  Just twelve years ago, Democratic candidates for president competed with each other on how tough and realistic they could be on illegal immigration.  The leading candidates for president advertised not just their opposition to same-sex marriage but also their opposition to drivers' licenses for illegal immigrants.  Dennis Kucinich quoted from the Bible.  Over the last two nights, we saw a completely different Democratic party.  Several leading candidates, including Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris, vowed to kick 100 million Americans off their private insurance plans in favor of Medicare for All.  This is a position supported by less than 15 percent of Americans.  Just a tiny fraction of that number of cancellations in the wake of Obamacare caused an electoral earthquake for Democrats in 2010.  Democratic candidates have committed to decriminalizing illegal entry, rendering it a civil offense.  Those caught entering would be released and told to come to court at a future date.  Democrats also say they would not deport anyone whose sole offense was illegally entering the country, because illegal immigrants are Americans.

Dems Promise to Take Away Our Health Insurance and Give It to Illegal Aliens.  We will have to wait and see how and if the debates move the needle within the Democrat primary.  But what these last two nights have done is clarify a Democrat Party that is bound and determined to confiscate our guns, our money and our health insurance.  Oh, and then Democrats are going to decriminalize illegal immigration and give our health insurance to illegal aliens.  That is my long way of saying President Trump was the winner of the Democrat debates, because he is the only person standing between us and this:
  •   Tax increases.
  •   Gun confiscations.
  •   Slave reparations
  •   Decriminalize illegal immigration.
  •   No more deporting of illegal immigrants.
  •   Abolish the private health insurance currently held by over 150 million Americans.
  •   Give free health insurance to illegal immigrants.

Dem (Debacle) Debate Part Dos.  It's night two of the first Democrat debate, and it was feistier.  Short summation:  No Spanglish, no sleepy socialists.  Nay, during this debate the redistributionists were out, proud, and loud.  Let's list the goodies everyone is giving away:
  •   Medicare for all (and in Buttigoogoo's case, Medicare for all who want it — hey, it's a clever nuance!)
  •   Get rid of private insurance
  •   Healthcare for illegal immigrants
  •   Open borders
  •   Empty the detention centers and let the children go free (where and with whom wasn't specified)
  •   Take the guns
  •   Abort babies up to birth

In debates, Democrats move toward open borders.  On the second night of the Democratic presidential debate in Miami, NBC moderators asked candidates whether they would support decriminalizing the act of illegally crossing the border into the United States — that is, reducing the seriousness and consequences of illegal entry to the level of a parking ticket.  "Raise your hand if you think it should be a civil offense, rather than a crime, to cross the border without documentation," said NBC's José Díaz-Balart.  All 10 candidates — Biden, Sanders, Buttigieg, Harris, Gillibrand, Bennet, Swalwell, Hickenlooper, Yang, Williamson — raised their hands in approval.  That moment was perhaps the Democratic Party's most significant step yet toward embracing a policy of open borders.

When Democrat candidates offer everything free for all.  Each Democratic presidential candidate seems determined to top the others with proposals for more free stuff.  From health care to college tuition to guaranteed income, they offer freebies that resonate with the mini-mob of the day.  President Trump says it's a race to see who can give away the most stuff, and raise taxes the most. [...] Democratic candidates are so many that one needs a spreadsheet to keep up with who is offering what to whom.  But they are all quick to say that it — whatever it is — should be free.

The Middle Class Will Pay Bigly For All The Dems' 'Free Stuff'.  [There is a] panoply of free stuff today's Democrats are promising voters — a list that includes free child care, free preschool, free college, free health care, free "universal basic income."  The price tag of any one of these proposals is gargantuan.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren's own debt-forgiveness-free-college plan would run $1.25 trillion over a decade.  Her free child care plan another $70 billion a year.  Sen. Kamala Harris is pushing a housing tax credit for families making up to $125,000 that will cost $760 billion over a decade.  Medicare for all would run more than $32 trillion.  And like Sander's debt forgiveness plan, much of the benefits of these freebies will go to families who don't need them.  These Democrats claim that they can pay for all this — and more — simply by taxing the rich.

Democrats refuse to say what America should do about border crisis.  What do Democrats want to do about illegal immigration?  Will they ever tell us?  Or will they keep emoting about how deeply they care about the issue without ever offering a plan?  Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez made a splash last week by referring to the detention centers housing illegal immigrants as concentration camps.  Using the rhetoric of "never again," she drew a revolting false parallel between the Holocaust and an imperfect democracy's efforts to deal with tens of thousands of illegal migrants crossing our southern border.  When called out, she doubled and tripled down.  Yet she was never pushed to explain what she would do with the influx of people coming in from Central America.  She's not alone in having no follow-up plan.

Driver's Licenses For Illegals Are A Huge Opening For New York's GOP.  In the annual rush to pass legislation during the final days of their legislature's spring session, New Yorkers got a good look at what one-party rule looks like.  The list of bills jammed through the Assembly and Senate was a left-wing wish list that included a climate change plan to eliminate the state's carbon emissions by 2050, all in an effort to please environmental extremists.  But the most controversial was the passage of a bill allowing driver's licenses to be granted to illegal immigrants, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo quickly signed into law.  By passing a bill that will give a valid photo ID to any illegal immigrant who wants one, the state's Democrats made it clear who rules the roost in Albany.

Elizabeth Warren has lots of ideas.  Bad ideas.  Warren's big idea is the opposite of President Bill Clinton's.  In 1996, Clinton said "the era of big government is over."  Warren thinks it is just beginning.  She wants to build 3 million new housing units and reduce rents by 10 percent.  She wants to fight climate change with a Green Apollo Program, Green Industrial Mobilization and a Green Marshall Plan.  She wants to end the opioid crisis.  She wants to cancel student-loan debt and make public universities tuition-free.  She wants to provide universal child care and universal health care.  It all sounds great — who wouldn't want a bunch of free stuff? — but there's a reason it hasn't been done already:  The price tag would be astronomical.  Based mainly on her own estimates, I added up the cost of Warren's commitments so far.  The most expensive slice is the Medicare-for-all plan written by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and endorsed by Warren; independent analysts peg the cost at up to $32 trillion over 10 years.

Why Do Democrats Have a Secret List of Supreme Court Nominees?  If hypocrisy equals people, Democrats in Washington are China.  The latest example of such bold duplicity by the Democratic Party is the secret "A-list" of potential Supreme Court (SCOTUS) judges Democrats refuse to reveal while they turn blue on Capitol Hill screaming for more transparency from the Trump administration.  Democrat leaders and activists working for Alliance for Justice are keeping their SCOTUS list under lock and key.  Why?  What do Democrats want to hide?  Perhaps it's the fact that this list of potential justices for SCOTUS contains the names of the most liberal, activist judges in the land?  Maybe it's because this secret list of potential justices would turn off moderate Democrat voters?  If not, why hide the names from the public?

This sounds like treason to me.
New Denver City Council Member:  I Will Usher In Communism 'By Any Means Necessary'.  Encyclopedia Britannica defines communism as a "political and economic doctrine that aims to replace private property and a profit-based economy with public ownership and communal control of at least the major means of production (e.g., mines, mills, and factories) and the natural resources of a society."  [Candi] CdeBaca, who is a democratic socialist, also drew intense criticism for saying that she will "usher" in communism "by any means necessary."

When Normality Became Abnormal.  Like it or not, now lines are drawn.  Trump so unhinged the Left that it finally tore off its occasional veneer of moderation, and showed us what progressives had in store for America.  On one side in 2020 is socialism, "Medicare for All," wealth taxes, top income tax rates of 70 or 80 or 90 percent, a desire for a Supreme Court of full of "wise Latinas" like Sonia Sotomayor, insidious curtailment of the First and Second Amendments, open borders, blanket amnesties, reparations, judges as progressive legislators, permissible infanticide, abolition of student debt, elimination of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau and the Electoral College, voting rights for 16-year-olds and felons, and free college tuition.  On the other side is free-market capitalism but within a framework of fair rather than unfettered international trade, a smaller administrative state, less taxation and regulation, constitutionalist judges, more gas and oil, record low unemployment, 3-4 percent economic growth, and pressure on colleges to honor the Bill of Rights.

Communism Versus Freedom:  The Strategy for Taking Over the Democratic Party.  The United States' four major communist groups:  Communist Party USA (CPUSA), Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS), Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) (and its close affiliate LeftRoots), and America's largest Marxist organization, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), are all working together in the innocuously named "Left Inside/Outside Project" to mobilize their 65,000-plus members to take over the Democratic Party.  Lest the word "socialist" in their names fool you, the first four groups support the People's Republic of China, while DSA is allied to several European communist parties, including the former Stalinist East German ruling party now known as Die Linke.  The Marxist takeover of an existing mainstream politic party in a First World Western country should not be easy.

'Medicare-for-all' is a $32 trillion utopian taxpayer-funded fantasy.  Wednesday [6/12/2019] in Congress, the Democrat Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee is holding a hearing titled "Pathways to Universal Healthcare Coverage."  Democrats on the Committee will no doubt fill the committee room with lofty promises but don't be deceived:  in reality, Democrat slogans like "Medicare-for-all" come with a bitter pill to swallow:  socialized medicine in America. [...] Yet right on cue, the far-left liberal Democrat free-for-all of 2020 U.S. presidential aspirants is chanting the new "Medicare-for-all" slogan and promoting it as the answer to America's most pressing health care challenges.  And along with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's emerging "It's Like, Free" caucus in Congress, they are now hoping to tap into voter anger over skyrocketing medical costs to achieve their broader political ends.

Is America Now a One-Party Country?  There was a time, perhaps last in the mid-1960s, when this country had two viable political parties that represented two practical views of government.  Both had many principles in common and both regularly were granted executive power from the voters.  Since that time one party, the Republicans, in its befuddled and often frustrating way, has continued to represent at least some semblance of a cogent set of ideals and practical political arrangements.  The Democrats, no longer an actual political party as we commonly understand the term, has devolved into a rabid alliance of grievance mongers more concerned with getting federal loot than they are in the welfare of the nation as a whole.

Payday: Congressional crime wave edition.  The Democrat-led House has been notoriously do-nothing about anything other than attempting to impeach President Trump.  No budget, no promised infrastructure bills, no health care reforms, not even an explicit condemnation of anti-Semitism, and shamed by socialist-led Mexico for doing zero about a massive migrant surge pouring over our southern border.  Actually, on that front, less than zero, given that they passed a bill to incentivize additional illegal immigration.  A real bright bunch, and quite likely to be thrown out come 2020, given such a record reflected in their 20% approval rating.  But there's one exception, one little exception, one dear little exception to them, and they haven't been idle:  They attempted to raise their own pay with an extra $4,500 per pocket, using all kinds of sneaky justifications and dodges to keep those personal bottom lines padded.

New York state lawmakers introduce bill to decriminalize sex work.  A group of Democratic lawmakers in New York state introduced a bill Monday [6/10/2019] that seeks to decriminalize sex work and make it legal to engage in the consensual sale of sex.  The bill, which follows similar legislative efforts in other states, including Massachusetts and Maine, would go further by vacating prior convictions of people engaged in activity that would no longer be considered criminal.  Supporters stressed that the legislation would not alter current laws on sex trafficking or the exploitation of minors.  At a news conference in New York, legislators and advocates with Decrim NY, the coalition pushing for the bill, said that legal attempts to crack down on sex work have historically failed and that an overburdened criminal justice system shouldn't be used to prosecute consenting adults.

2020 Democrats call to end ban on gay men donating blood.  A growing number of Democratic presidential candidates in the 2020 election are calling for an end to a long-held standard for blood donations, which critics say enforces latent homophobia and leaves America's blood supply vulnerable to unscientific limits.  That policy, which bans gay and bisexual men who have had sex with other men within the past year from donating blood, has been criticised as unnecessary in terms of modern scientific testing for blood-borne sexually transmitted diseases like HIV — modern tests can find the virus in the bloodstream within two weeks.

Who Are the Big Babies Now.  This is the mediocracy at work.  They revile greatness to mask their own inadequacies.  Hence, contrived hate crimes, fat shaming, participation medals, identity politics, demand for rights already accrued, for lopsided equality, for affirmative action, resentment politics, no-platforming, and other corrosions of democratic health.

Why Democrats went silent on climate change.  [Scroll down]  Wow, this is bigger than a world war or landing the man on the moon.  But Democrats won't talk about it. [...] There is a reason for this.  Americans are not falling for the Fake Science.  The Pew Research Center found the public is not falling for this sky-is-falling nonsense.  50 years of lying about over-population, global cooling, and global warming have turned the public off.  Democrats don't want to remind the electorate of their role in promoting this Junk Science.

Confessions of an Accidental Culture Warrior.  There's a culture war afoot ... whether you'd like to admit it or not.  One side wants to silence debate, rewrite the Constitution and enact policies that have sent other nations into ruin.

Why Are America's Socialists — and Democrats and Journalists — Always So Angry?  As a party, today's Democrats, which include nearly all members of the media, are constantly frothing about something.  Taxes aren't high enough, a good part of the country doesn't wish to join their health care collective, so many Americans want to exercise their First and Second Amendment rights.  The political left is unhappy that there are natural differences in incomes and in wealth, that people of faith dare practice their faith, that school administrations sometimes allow conservatives to set up tables on university campuses and hand out written material, and that the working class resists its demands to conform.  Democrats and their traveling comrades are enraged that Israel exists as a nation, snarl about "white privilege" and "whiteness" every time they see a microphone or an open reporter's notepad, and curse that Trump is president.  They're indignant that the rest of us don't want to behave and think exactly as they tell us we must.

Is this YOUR number-one priority?  Probably not.
Biden declares LGBTQ rights his No. 1 legislative priority.  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden declared Saturday [6/1/2019] that the Equality Act would be his top legislative priority, an effort to enshrine LGBTQ protections into the nation's labor and civil rights laws.

The Real Constitutional Crisis.  [Scroll down]  What's different today is the Democrats have bought into the idea of "no enemies on the left," which means they're prisoners of the most radical people on their fringes.  They hang out with Louis Farrakhan, and we're still waiting for them to condemn the Antifa rioters.  In 1992 Bill Clinton cut loose anti-white racist Sister Souljah, but since then identity politics and racism have gone mainstream in the Party and we don't see any Sister Souljah Moments from them today.  Like children playing with fire, they've bought into ideas that put them far outside the mainstream, and they're several standard deviations to the left of where they used to be.  Bill Clinton thought that abortion should be "safe, legal and rare," but that's not where the present party is.  We'll see you later-term abortions, and raise you infanticide, says Gov. Ralph Northam.  The very woke Beto O'Rourke seeks the blessing of Al Sharpton and endorses racial reparations.  As for the green new deal, if the world is going to end in 12 years, it's whoopee time and anything goes.

America's Best Defense Against Socialism.  The United States of America has flummoxed socialists since the nineteenth century.  Marx himself couldn't quite understand why the most advanced economy in the world stubbornly refused to transition to socialism.  Marxist theory predicts the immiseration of the proletariat and subsequent revolution from below.  This never happened in America. [...] Socialism is in vogue because no one is sure what it is.  The classic definition of abolishing private property, a planned economy, and collective ownership of the means of production no longer applies.  More people today believe that socialism means "equality" than "government control."  Six percent told Gallup that socialism is "talking to people" or "being social." [...] Americans are very bad socialists.  And socialists know it.  That's why their most prominent spokesmen frame their domestic agendas in the language of the welfare state and social democracy, even as they celebrate, excuse, or defend socialist authoritarians abroad.

Things the Never-Trumpers must believe (in no particular order).  An online friend who must remain anonymous has been musing about what those ostensible conservatives who despise President Trump must now approve of, if they seek to defeat his re-election bid, and thereby hand the presidency to the Democrats' nominee.  This is the implicit set of values and goals that they must now embrace:
  [#1]   Abortion on demand is a good thing;
  [#2]   Infanticide is a good thing;
  [#3]   Letting Iran get a nuclear bomb is a good thing;
  [#4]   Higher tax rates are a good thing;
  [#5]   More regulation on businesses, big and small, is a good thing;
  [#6]   Restricting gas, oil and coal exploration and extraction is a good thing;
  [#7]   Open borders is a good thing;
  [#8]   China stealing our intellectual property is a good thing;
  [#9]   Turning over a significant amount of our uranium supply to Russia is a good thing;
  [#10]   Turning our back on Israel is a good thing;
  [#11]   Socialization of our health care is a good thing;   [...]

The Stupid Party.  [Scroll down]  Free College you say?  Oh no, that will never do.  Not stupid enough.  I say free PhDs for everyone.  We're not going to discriminate based on anything.  Not qualifications, not smartness, not anything.  You can be stupid.  You can be lazy.  You can be unwashed.  You can be illiterate.  You can be a criminal.  You can be an illegal alien.  You can be all those things at once.  That's right, you can be a listless, no good, smelly, idiotic criminal alien who can't read, and we'll grant you free university studies until you earn your PhD.  We need more people with a Masters in Gender Studies, more PhDs in Popular Music, and my favorite degree, a Bachelor of Science in Baking Science.

The Equality Act would turn America upside down.  Democrats in the House are celebrating Friday's [5/17/2019] passage of the Equality Act, a misnamed legal jackhammer that would add "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to federal civil rights law.  It goes far beyond allowing men into women's sports and locker rooms, as bad as that is.  It provides the state with the power to persecute anyone who won't celebrate any aspect of the LGBTQ agenda.  Far from merely expanding civil rights categories, it turns any recognition of the differences between the sexes or any preference for traditional sexual morality into actionable "hate," creating fertile grounds for lawsuits.

Are Impeachment Democrats Geniuses or Idiots?  [Scroll down]  Let's assume that the left's grand strategy, of riling up the poor to demand loot from the middle class, is reaching its sell-by date.  Obviously, when the vast majority of voters are poor, then a program for the poor is a political winner.  Indeed, the real genius of the welfare state was to help the poor by dealing in the middle class, as in government education, Social Security and unemployment insurance.  Everybody wins!  It's not surprising that, as the poor and the working class moved upwards to modest prosperity, the left would need to modify its successful strategy.  And it did, by searching for new victims to represent.  But there's a problem.  The programs to help the new victims did not deal in the middle class.  Indeed, they were paid for by the middle class.  Affirmative Action was paid for by the white workers who didn't get those firefighter jobs; diversity and inclusion are paid for by white males who are guilty until proven innocent.  At some point, people start to notice.

Life if the Democrats take control.  Many Democrats running for President are supporting a guaranteed basic income for anyone over 18years of age of $1,000.00 a month.  In fact Stockton California is the 1st US city to guarantee a basic income for some of its poorest residents.  About 100 families will receive $500.00 a month funded by philanthropic donors for a 12- to 18-month period.  Democrats argue the long term cost would be paid for by either taxing the Rich or a special tax on Corporations.  The Rich would simply move away to avoid additional taxes as currently being experienced in both New York and California.  No one mentions Corporation taxes are simply passed on to the consumer so we in fact would be subsidizing the program.

As Dems Embrace Socialism, Even 'Socialist' Countries Reject It.  If Democrats are going to run in 2020 on a platform of driving the U.S. into socialism, they are likely to get thumped hard at the ballot box.  Results of a Monmouth University Poll released this week show that 57 percent of the country says socialism is not compatible with American values.  Only 29 percent say it is.  It's alarming that socialism has penetrated as deeply as it has into our politics.  For decades, Americans clearly understood what socialism is, and widely rejected it.  And, despite the media's grade-school infatuation with socialist politicians and policies, maybe they still do.  The Monmouth poll found that only 10 percent of Americans hold a positive view of socialism.

Three lies the left needs to stop telling.  In Hans Christian Andersen's fable "The Emperor's New Clothes," the emperor, in his pride and arrogance, was conned by imposter tailors to believe he was wearing an elegant, ornate, finely tailored suit, when, in actuality, he was wearing nothing. [...] Similarly, the parade of Democratic politics is finally being exposed for what it is — a pompous, yet empty display of purported finery, which has been largely applauded and accepted by those who refuse to see that much of what they believe is based in bias not fact.  Yet now the Democratic "emperors" are finally being seen as wearing nothing but empty promises and piety.  And it is long overdue.

Pelosi Warns Democrats to Stay in [the] Center, But Leftward Drift Has Picked Up Momentum.  Today's Democrats are so far removed from the center that they haven't been able to see it from a distance since Bill Clinton was the embodiment of the Democratic Leadership Council, which was formed to reorient the party back toward the middle — nearly 35 years ago.  They haven't had a traditional centrist since the death of Sen. Henry "Scoop" Jackson, a congressman then senator from Washington for more than 40 years when he passed away in 1983. [...] The Bill Clinton who said "the era of Big Government is over" would be a pariah [today].  Because Democrats don't just want Big Government now, they want authoritarian government.

The Dems Don't Even Believe Themselves.  It's glaringly obvious that their positions are so painfully disingenuous that even they don't believe them.  To date, the entire Democratic primary season has been one drawn-out contest of who can outgift the others.  Free healthcare, free college, open borders, voting for felons, eliminate ICE, outlaw fossil fuels, promote veganism, reduce military spending, embrace sanctuary cities and sanctuary states.  The list goes on and on.  I'll give you this for free.  Oh yeah?  I'll give you both this and that for free.

The Democrat Party Is Dead.  The Democrat Party is so unrecognizable today because it's gone.  The name is still there.  Some of the old faces are there.  But the party of John Kennedy, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Barbara Jordan and Zell Miller is dead.  Today's Democrat Party is hollowed out by a chronic addiction to hyper-partisan controversies that mimic the feeling of being alive.  Controversy gives Dems a constant drip of political dopamine they could never find in solving real problems.  And they're hooked now.  So, we're witnessing a case of shared psychotic disorder that's driving the party to self-medicate.  Drug of choice?  Donald Trump.  Democrats are so impaired by their craving to "get Trump" that they imbibe day-in and day-out despite the deadly consequences to their party and to the country.

Rapists and murderers could be set free after age 55 if 'crazy' bill proposed by NYC Dems passes.  New York City Republicans and law enforcement officials are incensed over a proposal seeking to grant parole eligibility to older inmates who have served some prison time.  Currently imprisoned felons, including murderers and rapists, could be out on the street again if the controversial state bill passes, allowing inmates aged 55 and older who have been in prison at least 15 years to be eligible for parole.

Work Hard, Play By The Rules, And Be Hated By Liberals.  We're America.  We work hard.  We play by the rules.  But everything bad is our fault, and the solution to every real or imaginary problem is to take more of our money and more of our freedom and hand them over to the liberal elite to redistribute among their minions. [...] Look at the 672,451 Democrats running for the chance to be crushed next year by Donald "3.2% GDP/3.8% Unemployment" Trump and see if you can find a single policy, position or promise from any of them that increases either your prosperity or your liberty.

Chris Cuomo & Don Lemon on Democrats OK with terrorists voting.  When the far left fringe people on CNN think the Democrats "way out there" — that's a good indication that the Dems are losing their mind and scrambling for free votes.  [Video clip]

MMT: The Latest Liberal Economic Fantasy.  The new economics is called Modern Monetary Theory or MMT for short.  MMT is gaining traction among high-profile Democrats and other liberals that are looking for ways to finance social and ecological programs that they hope to implement in the future. [...] Critics say that MMT is neither monetary nor a theory.  It more closely resembles a political opportunity, since it puts everything in the hands of enlightened politicians.  Its promoters keep the theory sufficiently vague to avoid close scrutiny.  They tend to stay outside of the mainstream economic journals and inside social media.

The Attacks on Christians and America's First Freedom.  Democrats are determined to destroy the Electoral College, which was designed to protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority.  They are working to destroy America's borders, give rapists, murderers and Boston Marathon bombers the right to vote, give non-citizens who are here illegally the right to vote, give children the right to vote, and oppose I.D.s at the ballot box so people who disrespect our democracy can vote as many times as they wish.  The war on American democracy has reached a critical point.  To grasp the nature of this war, and to understand its goals, it is essential to recognize its origins in the war against Christians.

As Liberalism Sinks, Socialism Rises.  The generational-seeming rise of unashamed socialism-by-name in the Democratic Party, far from taking place in a vacuum, is happening in this context of the real-world failure of liberal policy.  More government has indeed worsened health coverage for Americans.  Cutting marginal income tax rates and dramatically reducing our globally disadvantaged corporate tax rate, on the other hand, has electrified the U.S. economy.  In this environment, just what can a Democrat run against Trump on next year?  The choice seems to be "Impeach Trump," "Green New Deal," "Medicare For All," or some unequal mixture of the three ingredients.  But will voters really throw Trump out for committing "crimes and misdemeanors" that don't warrant prosecution?  Or because they believe the earth has 12 years left?  Or to copy Britain and Canada's disastrous health system? [...] Americans will discover that their objectives go beyond the economic, seeking to destroy the very soul of the American form of government by the people.

NYC Mayor de Blasio: 'We Are Going to Ban' Glass and Steel Skyscrapers.  New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said on MSNBC Monday morning [4/22/2019] his city will ban "inefficient" steel and glass skyscrapers as part of their Green New Deal.  While Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal sputtered in Washington D.C., her home city of New York has embraced key pillars of the plan. [...] The mayor added that New York's government is going to get all its energy from renewable sources "in the next five years."

De Blasio's 'green' skyscraper idea is pure stupidity.  There's a concrete reason for Mayor de Blasio's notion to ban New York city's "classic glass and steel skyscrapers" — he's got rocks in his head.  Has any officeholder ever turned so viciously on his own town?  De Blasio's poisonous City Hall reign is distinguished by corruption, laziness and incompetence — but not by rank stupidity.  Until today.  He wants New York to be "first of any major city on the Earth" to make building owners "clean up your act ... to save energy."  De Blasio knows nothing about New York City because he has no love for it.  Unlike his every predecessor, he doesn't go to museums, concerts or restaurants.

Here are 5 reasons Trump will win re-election.  [#4] Democrats find themselves in the unenviable position of being in favor of illegal immigration.  The president continually outmaneuvers liberal leadership in Congress by recasting debates in unexpected ways.  The idea of shipping illegal immigrants into so-called "sanctuary cities" has exposed progressive hypocrisy on the matter.  If they refuse to help the feds enforce our immigration laws, well then, let them reap what they sow.  Plenty of swing voters who have a very positive view of legal immigration have a very negative view of illegal immigration, and that works in the president's favor.

Yes, the Green New Deal Could Happen.  Democrats are like conniving teenagers asking for a 3 a.m. curfew knowing their parents will squawk and say no, but negotiate down to 1 a.m. when that's what the kid was going for in the beginning. [...] The reverse happens with speech codes.  So the Left wants to constrain what can be whispered in polite company.  There can be no thoughtful discussion of the consequences of gay marriage, transgenderism and discrimination against women, whether it's a good idea to destroy historical monuments, and on and on.  The only thing that is okay to talk about is what they deem correct and only in a way positive to their point of view.  By doing these two things:  proposing huge, absurd, monstrous ideas that expand the scope of socialist ideology and then constraining language that might be critical of it, they control the game.

Schumer Omits Immigration From 'Priorities the American People Care About'.  "Well, everyone knows the Senate's supposed to be a coequal branch of government," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told a news conference on Thursday [4/11/2019].  "We're supposed to work together in a bipartisan way to get things done for the American people and put legislation on the president's desk.  But unfortunately, in those first hundred days of the Republican-controlled Senate, Leader McConnell has turned the Senate into a legislative graveyard for priorities the American people care about."

Democrats Can't Win Based on Their Ideas, So They Want to Change the Rules of the Game.  One of the biggest criticisms of President Trump is that he violates so-called "democratic norms."  Leading Democrats, think tank officials, and newspaper columnists have continuously wrung their hands over how everything from Trump's tweets to his legitimate criticisms of the mainstream media somehow threatens American governing institutions. [...] Yet these same groups are conspicuously silent on Democrats' blatant and unapologetic attempts to subvert U.S. founding institutions in their lust for power that they cannot achieve through the existing governing framework.  In recent weeks, Democrats have called for abolishing the country's constitutional voting system, allowing children to vote, and packing the Supreme Court.

GOP wants to put Democrats on the spot again with vote on 'Medicare for all'.  Senate Democrats are livid with GOP majority leader Mitch McConnell for forcing them to put their money where their mouths are when it comes to their radical, wildly expensive proposals.  First, McConnell held a vote on the Green New Deal.  Every Democratic senator voted "present."  Now McConnell has turned his attention to the Dems' "Medicare for all" proposal with a view toward embarrassing them again.

What's Worse Than 'Creepy Uncle Joe'.  For example, far worse than space-invading Biden is biology-denying Biden.  Recall, more than once, Joe Biden has called "transgender equality" the "civil rights issue of our time."  Because of his efforts and the efforts of the like-minded in the Obama administration, among other perverse — or "creepy" — things, boys started using girls' restrooms and locker rooms.  Soon afterward, boys started — and continue — to take trophies from girls.  In addition, because of their lust to promote liberal dogma on sex and sexuality, again ignoring sound science, morality, and common sense, the Obama-Biden administration lifted the long-held Combat Exclusion Policy, and U.S. women became eligible for front-line combat operations.  In other words, time and again Joe Biden and his ilk — which includes pretty much every Democrat running for president — continue to ignore the truth about something as fundamental as the difference between males and females.  They turned their wicked ignorance into disastrous policy for the nation.  Quite a bit worse than serial hair sniffing, don't you think?

Bernie Sanders:  Murderers and Rapists Should Vote from Prison.  The ACLU launched its bid to push for criminals voting from prison.  In the radical 2020 primaries, some candidate is bound to sign on to a leftist proposal, no matter how insane.  And usually Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders or Beto O'Rourke will take the lead in that regard.  So no real shock that Bernie jumped on this one.

The new socialists have decided to destroy capitalism.  This can't be allowed.  This is an idea that I was knocking around on social media with some friends recently and it seems to be more than just a passing fancy in the news cycle.  It's no secret that younger Americans are engaged in a dangerous flirtation with socialism these days, though it's often couched in the defensive reflex to make sure they say "democratic socialism."  (In the interest of comity, some of us try to refrain from pointing out that "democratic socialism" is quite literally an oxymoron.)  But this new, youthful attraction to socialist leanings isn't simply restricted to embracing certain socialist values and amplifying them in our republic.  There's a growing trend to condemn the entire concept of capitalism as the root of most of society's evils.  If you want to check out how this pervasive movement is infecting the commentariat, take a look at this opinion piece from Tom Krattenmaker at USA Today.  As with many before him, Tom tries to sing some of the praises of capitalism but then cautions everyone that we need to somehow "fix" it before the young folks sail off entirely under a socialist flag.

The Tea Party is back!  President Trump has our economy booming.  Unemployment claims are at an unprecedented 50-year-low.  There are more jobs available than there are workers to fill them.  Yet every Democrat presidential candidate is on a mad dash to socialism.  If a Democrat is elected president in 2020, we will be thrust back to the depressing days of Obama's failed economy:  record-high numbers of Americans on food stamps, unemployment, and disability.  Democrats are like drug-dealers seeking to insidiously addict Americans to government dependency solely to control their lives, behavior, and voting loyalty.

One truthful Democrat emerges to call out party's 'delusions'.  [Bob] Kerrey moved on to academia and now to an investment bank, but hasn't lost the willingness to break ranks with his party.  The habit surfaces in a withering criticism of current Democrats, in which he says they are suffering from two major "delusions."  "The first," he writes in an op-ed in the Omaha World-Herald, "is that Americans long for a president who will ask us to pay more for the pleasure of increasing the role of the federal government in our lives."  He cites as examples the foolish push for the Green New Deal, wealth taxes and Medicare-for-all, all of which are being embraced by 2020 candidates.

Calvinball Is the Only Game Democrats Play.  People hoping to become the Democrat nominee for president in 2020 have recently floated suggestions for dismantling both the Electoral College and the Supreme Court as we know it.  These ideas are in addition to the urgency with which many of them also tell the rest of us to be both deeply suspicious of parenthood and greener than Kermit the Frog, in the vain hope that those things might help to forestall climate change.  But if progressive policies are as self-evidently worth pursuing as leftists assume they are, then why do those same people keep moving the political goalposts?  Why, for example, did the Speaker of the House endorse a proposal to lower the federal voting age to 16? It's as though the only game in town were Calvinball, minus the innocence of the original version.

Divided House Dems Won't Even Try to Pass a Budget, Demand Across-the-Board Spending Increases.  In the early stages of her current Speakership, Nancy Pelosi was celebrated in the media for exerting tight control over her new House majority.  That discipline has since slipped considerably, with many rank-and-file members siding with Republicans on motions to recommit (will any Democrats sign onto a GOP-led discharge petition to force an anti-infanticide vote?), followed by a disgraceful and shambolic attempt to condemn anti-Semitism within their ranks.  With hardcore progressives now going to war with the DCCC over its incumbent protection policies, and Pelosi tossing cold water on radical proposals like the Green New Deal and single-payer healthcare, it looks like House leadership has decided that attempting to craft and introduce an annual budget would rip their caucus apart.  So they're not going to try.

Another Democratic House Member Decries Socialism.  Yesterday [4/4/2019], I wrote about Rep. Max Rose (D-NY-11) blasting fellow Democratic freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (NY-14) Green New Deal in a recent interview, saying "nothing about what I just said would provide a justification for a massive socialist economic policy platform.  Just not needed."  As it turns out, another Democratic House member is not thrilled with the growing socialistic wing of her party, a wing that is being led by Ocasio-Cortez and 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Hollywood: Do You Know Why You're in Georgia?  [Scroll down]  In other words, if you want the benefits of financial conservatism, then you're going to have to be at least content with conservative legislation on abortion and the like.  The same political worldview that has created an economic climate that allows for the creation of thousands of jobs and billions in revenue in the film industry is the same political worldview that protects life in the womb, believes marriage is the union of one man and one woman, believes that boys don't belong in girls' locker rooms, and so on.  These positions have proved quite politically popular in Georgia, and that is why the GOP is in power here.  Ignorant of such facts, for weeks now dozens of Hollywood actors and actresses have threatened the state of Georgia over a recently passed — but yet to be signed into law — pro-life "fetal heartbeat" law.

Democrats in 2020: Unelectable Nonentities.  It is uproariously entertaining to see the scurryings of the innumerable host of Democratic presidential candidates in what is already more of a lottery than a quest for the nomination of a great party to the world's greatest office.  The Gadarene stampede to (and over) the edge of the abyss of all who advocate open borders, 70 percent income taxes, the green terror, socialized medicine, legalized infanticide, reparations to native and African-Americans, packing the Supreme Court, and vacation of the Electoral College, has finally elicited, in a Churchillian expression, a tiny mouse of dissent.

Democratic Proposal:  Hey, Let's Eliminate Criminal Penalties for Illegal Immigration — and End Most Detentions.  Not long ago, the Democratic Party's mantra on abortion was that the unfortunate practice ought to be "safe, legal and rare."  Nobody is pro-abortion, they told us.  Today, the party votes in virtual lockstep against any and all measures that would limit even the most extreme and unpopular forms of abortion, including recent legislation barring elective late-term abortions, and a bill to require medical care for infants born alive after failed abortions.  Not a single Democrat running for president has even hinted that the 'right' to abortion should be curtailed or limited in any way, at any point, for any reason — including the supposed "moderates" in the race.

Communism in Our Schools and in Our Politics.  The Democratic Party has been sliding more and more to the Left for decades.  Now there is no doubt in my mind that they have embraced communism.  The Communist Party of the USA (CPUSA) supported Barack Obama in 2012 and its leadership said it would vote for Hillary Clinton but did not officially endorse her in 2016.  "God" was booed at the 2012 Democratic Party convention.  The communist drift that has gone on in that party for decades seems fulfilled in the candidacy of Bernie Sanders and the ascendancy and election of a list of presidential candidates who have embraced the so-called Green New Deal, which is nothing less than a full-fledged plan for the government takeover of the entire economy, suggests the growing ascendancy of communism within our beloved USA. [...] Opposition to the Democrats must then be couched in a biblical, pro-Christ agenda to be valid.  Republican conservatism without justification in Christ is just another man-made, fallible doctrine destined to collapse, or to lead to sin and hopelessness.  Political aspirations will fail the country if not built on the foundation of Jesus Christ.

I have my 'Trump 2020' cap!  Without fear of punishment for their crimes, the enraged Deep State is now trying to remove Trump by absurdly claiming he obstructed justice.  These people are relentless and evil.  If Trump is not re-elected, Democrats will pass a law to kill babies after they are born.  Sharia law will gain more strongholds in our culture.  Our economy will tank due to job-killing crazy green policies.  Single-payer health care will empower Democrats to dictate who lives and who dies.  The LGBTQ agenda will be forced down our throats.  Reading and quoting the Bible will be illegal.  These are not exaggerations, folks.  All of these anti-freedom and anti-Christian initiatives are being pushed right now by Democrats.  President Trump is the main obstacle, courageously standing in their way.  The Democrats have become the party of full-blown lawlessness.  Democrat-controlled sanctuary cities boldly break our immigration laws.  Democrats encourage illegals to break our immigration laws at the border.

The Democrat Leninist Revolution Is Here.  The parallels between the Bolshevik takeover, which begat the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the über-leftward turn of the Democratic Party are impossible to ignore.  Lenin and the Bolsheviks did not significantly differ ideologically from the Romanov monarchical dynasty they ended with their takeover, or from the Mensheviks, from whom the Bolsheviks spilt in 1903, just as the new Democrats don't differ much from the old Democrats.  In the lead-up to Lenin's hijacking, the various Russian factions all sold iterations of socialism, democratic socialism, and communism.  These -isms, at their core, are mostly the same.  Lenin sold a revolutionary narrative of a proletariat revolt, in which the political power rests with the peasants and workers, which would evolve into socialism — equal social ownership of all produced by the workers.

Here Are 4 Egregious Ways the Left Wants to Transform American Politics.  [#4] Lowering the Voting Age:  Liberals know that young people tend to vote Democratic.  It's with age and, dare we say, wisdom that people tend to turn to the right.  From the March for Our Lives to this month's mass walkout to demand passage of the Green New Deal and other climate change measures, our children — at least, the loudest of them — clearly are not shy about their liberal inclinations.  Indeed, half of young Americans favor socialism, probably because schools have utterly failed to teach them about the costs of collectivist ideologies.  And when socialism is all about a free lunch, free health care, and free college tuition, it doesn't sound so bad.

Dems Go Third Party.  The candidates attracting the most attention look to me like third-party candidates, the sort who run against "mainstream" politicians only to vanish from sight and memory.  The difference is that, this time, one of these characters may well win the nomination.  Most of the traditional policy themes of the Dems — tax the rich, bail out the poor, provide free health care for all, keep America away from our traditional allies in order to embrace "progressive" regimes, and so forth — have long since failed the test of time.  History has proven them wrong.  So what do these crazy candidates do?  Two things:  first, they cultivate a remarkable ignorance of history.  Second, unable and unwilling to rethink their doctrines, they double and triple down, taking the failed policies of the recent past to their illogical conclusion, ending up with the advocacy of positions so extreme that only a fringe movement or third party could seriously advance them.

After Mueller:  Now Back to the Culture War.  [T]he current populist movement is not really opposed to the progressives' administrative state as such. [...] It's the new projects they don't need.  Medicare for All?  We get health insurance at work.  Student debt?  My kid's earning $150,000 a year fracking down in Texas.  Green New Deal?  Over my dead SUV.  The deplorables are just telling their neo-feudal lords that we are the loyal serfs, from time out of mind, and forget the wretched of the Earth beyond the borders.  The rulers and their bureaucratic underlings are supposed to be protecting us, the voters, and not the helpless victims beyond the seas.  And you'd better not touch grandpa's Social Security and grandma's Medicare benefits, either.

Hunt for Blue November:  Democrats would sooner destroy America than lose to Trump in 2020.  With the likelihood of a Democratic candidate ousting Trump in 2020 looking like mission impossible, the party is resorting to a number of desperate and even dangerous tactics to steal as many voters as possible. [...] And since they have no platform to speak of, aside from Trump bashing, they must resort to unsavory methods.  One creative method for robbing the ballot involves 'robbing the cradle,' that is, reducing the voting age from 18 to 16 years old.  Yes, allow adolescents who are too young to legally drink alcohol, buy smokes and fight in wars to participate in such discussions.  Sounds like a genius plan.

The Democratic Presidential Contenders' Demeaning View of Americans.  When Democrat senator Kamala Harris announced her run for the presidency, she vowed to be a "tireless advocate of men and women who lack power and wealth."  But Sen. Harris and her fellow Democrats are obsessed with removing power from We the People.  Removing parents' power to raise their children, Democrats implemented mandatory LGBTQ indoctrination in public school.  Parents are forbidden to opt out their child.  Sen. Harris and her party seek to remove more power from the people by disarming them.  Students have been brainwashed into absurdly believing that law-abiding gun-owners are responsible for school shootings.  Democrats are pushing to lower the voting age to 16 so kids will naively vote to repeal their parent's Second Amendment right to bear arms.  Power to freely worship is under attack by Democrats.  They want to ban the Bible, criminalize quoting the Bible, and mandate that Christians betray biblical teachings.

Constitutional Fairyland.  Various of the numberless swarm of presidential aspirants in that party have glibly chimed in with their views of how to modify American government to assure a permanent "progressive" majority.  Gathering steam now are absurd ideas to side-step the Electoral College, pack the Supreme Court, lower the voting age to 16, and divide the political rubble heap of California into three or four states to create more Democratic senators. [...] The bunk about the Electoral College is an attempt to subvert the basis of the American federal system. [...] The rest of it — lowering the voting age and splitting California into several states — is just a naked partisan power grab.

The 'Burn It Down!' Democrats.  There are some Democrats out there in the sticks — a lot of them, in fact — who simply don't understand the constitutional order.  They believe that the United States is a democracy, John Adams et al. [notwithstanding], and, in fact, they often are confused by the frankly anti-democratic features of the American order, because they have been taught (theirs is a pseudo-education consisting of buzzwords rather than an actual education) that "democratic" means "good" and "undemocratic" means "bad."  But the Democrats in Washington are a different story.  Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris went to law school.  They understand the American constitutional order just fine.  And they hate it.

A Brief Survey of 2020's Psychotic Democratic Roster.  [Scroll down]  Along with their support for open borders, all the declared candidates are vowing their support for reparations, of course.  There are no living persons who were slaves.  It is a ridiculous agenda issue, completely unworkable.  They all know this, but like all the Democrats in D.C., they really do believe that the rest of us are idiots, easily fooled by nonsense claims and promises.  That is why they claim to support Ocasio-Cortez's plan to rid the nation of planes, cars, and all things fossil-fueled.  As we all know from watching all the climate alarmists in Congress and in Hollywood, they will not, do not intend to ever change the fossil-fueled lifestyle they enjoy.  No.  Their brand of socialist tyranny will apply to only the rest of us.

Democratic 2020 Hopefuls Back Four Policies That Require Constitutional Amendments.  Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls have so far proposed or signaled willingness to discuss at least four major policy ideas that would require the U.S. Constitution to be amended.
  •   Lowering the voting age to 16
  •   Introducing term limits for Supreme Court justices
  •   Dissolving the Electoral College and adopting a National Popular Vote
  •   Reintroducing the Equal Rights Amendment
As more and more Democrats enter the rapidly expanding field, each vying for the chance to challenge President Donald Trump's re-election bid, it is becoming apparent that most of them are looking for ways to change the status quo — even if that means changing the Constitution as well.

How Do You Solve a Problem like AOC?  [Scroll down]  [T]hese neo-Socialists — whether they call themselves national or international and whether white, brown, or black — are all fascist brothers and sisters under the skin, bent on both submission and punishment.  Behold how far and how fast even the "moderate" Democrats have adopted such things as reparations, the elimination of ICE, the abolition of the Electoral College, overt infanticide and other extremist positions — if that's the platform they hope to run on next year, then they have well and truly earned their sobriquet, the Evil Party.  There are some signs that such extremism is turning off voters; despite the media's cheerleading, AOC has seen her popularity polls crater; it seems that the more sensible Americas see and hear of her, the less they like her.  Which means there's hope for the Republic yet — but this is no time to get complacent.

Democrats want to change the rules because they aren't winning anymore.  In recent days, Democrats have been trampling all over each other to get to a microphone to trumpet massive structural changes to American public life.  First, several presidential candidates are calling for an increase in the size of the Supreme Court.  Nine justices are too few, apparently.  In a proposal that seems straight out of the writers' room at "The West Wing," Beto O'Rourke wants the court apportioned by party, with five Democrats and five Republicans, and an extra five chosen by the 10 partisan ones.  Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has endorsed a proposal to lower the federal voting age to 16 (an idea already being contemplated at the local level in Oregon and the District of Columbia, and gathering steam in California).

President Trump Notes "Strange" Candidate Platform.  In addition to promoting infanticide; eliminating borders and Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) and banning guns; the Democrats have all signed on to The Green New Deal, which advocates for:  raising taxes, paying people not to work, eliminating air travel, banning cows and rebuilding every structure in America to run on 'sustainable energy'.  The platform is now expanding to:  lowering the voting age to 16; eliminating the electoral college; placing term limits on federal judges; and adding more Justices to the Supreme Court to advance the aforementioned progressive values.

Why Democrats want to abolish Electoral College, pack Supreme Court.  Elizabeth Warren wants to get rid of the Electoral College. [...] She argued that presidential nominees no longer campaign in places like California and Massachusetts because they're not swing states, instead focusing on battlegrounds that are up for grabs.  That's true, but if you abolished the college tomorrow, candidates would camp out in such megastates as New York, California, Florida, and Texas in an effort to run up their popular vote totals.  The college forces them to move around the country, especially to smaller states whose handful of electoral votes could tip the balance.

Pols [are] Not Telling You About Dangers of Legalizing Weed.  Politicians are pushing to legalize recreational marijuana in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, following 10 other states. [...] Legalization delivers what politicians want most — money and power.  They're salivating over the tax revenue and the authority to dole out licenses to growers and retailers.  New Jersey will tax cannabis growers $42 an ounce.  New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy pledged to make weed legal right after taking office, but he dragged his feet until the legislation guaranteed gubernatorial control over licensing and enforcement.  New Jersey lawmakers will vote on it next week.  In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo initially promised that legalizing weed would be included in the state budget, due out later this month.  Now political infighting is delaying it.  Cuomo wants to control the regulatory apparatus himself, while state lawmakers want to have a hand in the pot, so to speak.

2020 Dems warm to expanding Supreme Court.  After watching Mitch McConnell transform the judiciary over the past four years, liberals are demanding a bold response.  And Democrats are listening.  Sens. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand told POLITICO they would not rule out expanding the Supreme Court if elected president, showcasing a new level of interest in the Democratic field on an issue that has until recently remained on the fringes of debate.

To Push America Further Left, Democrats Seek Dramatic Election Reform.  Since the beginning of the Obama presidency, the increasingly powerful far Left has set out to follow his call to "remake America."  This ambitious effort goes far beyond Obamacare.  The far Left is seeking expansion of the administrative state, higher taxes, increases in regulations and more social programs funded with more taxpayer dollars.  The transformation indisputably starts at the ballot box.  Americans would do well to realize that significant changes to the way we vote are the lynchpin of a larger strategy to elect more Democrats who will push America further leftward.  This is a four-alarm freedom emergency.

Socialism:  An Old Dogma With No New Tricks.  The belief that replacing free market capitalism with socialism would result in a more equitable society requires a leap of faith.  Unlike belief in Christianity or Judaism, for example, it requires blind faith combined with illiteracy in history and economics.  Whereas the religions noted above thrive after two millennia of critical examination by civilization's greatest minds, socialist dogma can't survive a cursory perusal by a first-year economics student.

Pelosi Says She Personally Supports Lowering The Voting Age To 16.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at her weekly press conference Thursday [3/14/2019] she personally would support lowering the national voting age to 16.  "I myself, personally, I'm not speaking for my caucus, I myself have always been for lowering the voting age to 16," Pelosi said when asked by The Daily Caller about her thoughts on the issue.  "I think it's really important to capture kids when they're in high school when they're interested in all of this when they're learning about government to be able to vote."  "Some of the priorities in this bill are about transparency and openness and accessibility, and the rest," she added.  "That's a subject of debate but my view is that I would welcome it, but I've been in that position for a long time."

We Fight Now or the Socialists Win.  [Scroll down]  One need only look at their policies to see what is coming.  Do we want to live in a world of unlimited abortion, before, during, and after birth?  Should our children live in a nation without cars, planes, meat, and affordable electricity?  Do we want our grandchildren to live in a world where a president has so corrupted executive agencies under his command they try to first steal an election and then depose his successor in a coup attempt based on lies bought and paid for by the likes of Hillary Clinton?  Are we willing to let Democrats give illegals the same rights and benefits as citizens?  Will we allow them to force those not directly responsible to pay reparations to those who didn't directly suffer?  Can we live in a country that has taken away our 2nd Amendment and 1st Amendment rights?

Why the Senate Democratic 2020 Hopefuls Are Irrelevant.  The Senate, last December, voted unanimously to pass the Justice for the Victims of Lynching Act of 2018.  That bill fails to cite even a single example of lynching since 1968 as reason for its enactment, and it is little more than a bit of political subterfuge meant to redefine the historical definition of lynching to include instance there two or more people seek to inflict "bodily harm" against a victim based upon the race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identification of the victim, thereby giving the government power to prosecute any future acts of "lynching" that happen to fit the new definition.  Assuming that at least some Republican senators read the short text of that bill, they likely concluded the same, but also concluded that the risk in opposing the content of the bill outweighed the value in supporting its name.

Democrats Want Illegal Aliens Voting in U.S. Elections.  In case you missed it last week, House Democrats voted against a motion preventing illegal aliens from voting. [...] Meanwhile, Speaker Nancy Pelosi argued during a press conference last week we should be welcoming our "newcomers" by allowing them to vote.  "When we talk about newcomers, we have to recognize the constant reinvigoration of America that they are, that we all have been, our families," Pelosi said in Texas.  "These newcomers make America more American.  And we want them, when they come here, to be fully part of our system and that means not suppressing the vote of our newcomers to America."

The 1972 Progressive Pathway to Oblivion.  What is strange about the new envisioned progressive agendas for 2020 is that no serious Democratic presidential candidate next year could ever run on them.  Instead, what we will see over the next few months are insidious efforts to ignore, disown, or recant endorsements of Democratic candidates for president.  And if not, Democrats will be trapped by their own rhetoric and virtue signaling — and end up going the full McGovern in 2020.

Selling Socialism to America.  America is being challenged by a Peter Pan generation that refuses to grow up and lives in a world of subjective reality where feelings rather than facts determine public policy.  Their fragile selves require enforced political correctness and safe spaces to protect them from unwelcome facts and opposing ideas.  Johnny climbs to the top of a tall building because he "feels" like a bird — he refuses to accept the fact that he is a human being and cannot fly.  Human beings have limitations just like Socialism does.  The limitations of Socialism make it impossible to provide the social justice and income equality that it promises.  First, the Peter Pan principle of robbing the rich to pay the poor eventually leaves everyone penniless.  Second, Socialism is actually a binary political system with a very small wealthy ruling class and a very large population who service them.  There is no middle class in Socialism because there is no private property and no upward mobility.  The government confiscates and controls everything.  Ask the Venezuelans.

Why Are We Still Debating the 'Merits' of Socialism?  To understand socialism, one needn't fixate on its most-horrifying elements — gulags, executions and endless repression.  Think about the simple stuff.  After Boris Yeltsin joined the Soviet Politburo in 1989, he visited Johnson Space Center and stopped in a typical Texas grocery store.  "When I saw those shelves crammed with hundreds, thousands of cans, cartons and goods of every possible sort, for the first time I felt quite frankly sick with despair for the Soviet people," he later wrote.  At the time, Russians waited in line for whatever crumbs the bureaucrats would sell them.

125 House Dems — and one Republican — vote in favor of bill to lower voting age to 16.  On Thursday [3/7/2019] over 50 percent of House Democrats voted in favor of a widely panned measure to lower the voting age for all federal elections from 18 to 16.  Introduced by freshman congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and backed by the likes of anti-Semitic, Muslim freshman congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, among others in the radical freshmen class, the measure failed to pass only because of opposition from most Republicans and 108 Democrats.  Meanwhile, a whopping 125 Democrats and one Republican, Texas Congressman Michael C. Burgess, voted in favor of the measure.

House votes in favor of illegal immigrant voting.  House Democrats voted Friday to defend localities that allow illegal immigrants to vote in their elections, turning back a GOP attempt to discourage the practice.  The vote marks a stunning reversal from just six months ago, when the chamber — then under GOP control — voted to decry illegal immigrant voting.  "We are prepared to open up the political process and let all of the people come in," Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and hero of the civil rights movement, told colleagues as he led opposition to the GOP measure.

The Democrats Have a Culture Problem.  Since at least the middle of the Obama era, all the energy and activity and creativity in the Democratic coalition has been with people pushing the party away from any kind of centrism — with the journals and zines that have resuscitated something they call socialism, with the activists trying to impose the college-campus style of cultural liberalism on the wider country (or at least the wider internet), with the feminists and intersectional types and Bernie Bros who clash and feud and sometimes absolutely hate one another, but still share a common "to the left, march" purpose.  Now that energy has transformed Democratic politics.  We have a swelling Democratic 2020 field in which a capital-S Socialist is arguably the front-runner, most of the declared candidates are offering maximal ideological ambition, and the last Democratic vice president is hesitating to run in part because of all his long-gone compromises with conservatism.

Democrats Are Getting Out on a Dangerously Left-Wing Limb.  Democratic presidential candidates have been going out on potentially shaky left-wing limbs, including the Green New Deal sketched out by the exuberant freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Endorsers include putatively serious candidates such as Sens. Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.  The idea is to ban net carbon emissions in just 10 years, which evidently means no gasoline-powered cars, no beef from methane-producing cattle and no passenger airplanes.  AOC wants a national passenger rail network "so that air travel becomes unnecessary," as well as guaranteed jobs, free college and government-provided health care, all financed, it seems, by printing money.  Obamacare, passed nearly 10 years ago, is no longer enough for Democrats.  In his 2016 campaign, Sanders called for "Medicare-for-all," and he and other declared candidates are echoing that this cycle.

A right to vacation?  NYC idea prompts debate over days off.  Mayor Bill de Blasio wants New York to become the first place in the 50 states to make private businesses provide time off with pay.  He casts the idea, which is awaiting City Council action, as a next frontier in workers' rights.

Democrats wheel out an 'Illegal Immigration Stimulus Act' for 2019.  After throwing away their chance to help DREAMers during February's extended budget debacle, refusing to exchange President Trump's wall funding for some kind of legislative amnesty for the favored aliens here illegally whom they claim to champion, House Democrats are coming out with a big new legislative bill, H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Bill of 2019.

Children Don't Need 'Day Care For All,' They Need Their Mothers.  Democrats aim to nationalize not only the economy, but also families.  Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris have both publicly endorsed socialized child care. [...] This is precisely the opposite of what American children need.  Most mothers do not want to work full time.  Inasmuch as any significant demand for a nationalized child-care entitlement exists, it is largely driven by father abandonment or incapacity.  Mother deprivation is not a sane response to a problem that largely exists due to father deprivation.  It can, in fact, only make things worse.  We can see this simply by using our common sense, but it is also backed up by plenty of research on government early childhood programs, family bonding, and childhood development.

Are the Dems Committing Suicide?  I think the left believes that Trump is so weak and beatable that now is the moment to go for it with the most left platform possible.  A lot of liberals have talked themselves into believing that the hard left is the new center.

Socialism is a rising danger in [the] Democratic Party.  The Democratic Party is reaching a dangerous tipping point over socialism and what it really stands for as the American economy grows nearly 3 percent, poverty is down and the number of people employed is at a record high.  Yet among young people and a large part of Congress now, socialist sentiment is rising sharply and could be the defining issue of the next elections.  In the February Harvard-Harris Poll, 64 percent of registered voters said that the Democratic Party is supporting socialism.  This is a major shift in the image and perception of the Democratic Party and it could have enormous consequences.

Straight outta Trotsky.  The economy is, by all metrics, doing great.  Last month 300,000 new jobs were added and the unemployment rate remained at 4%.  Not enough, say democrats. [...] The degree to which democrats have run to the left is frightening.  They are saying things that would make JFK and even Jimmy Carter shudder.  The farther we get from the Greatest Generation the more vulnerable we are to this darkness.

Socialism talk will sink Democrats:  How left-wing overreach could backfire big-time in 2020.  Democratic socialist ideas appear to be making significant headway in the party.  The Democratic part is fine, the socialism part is not.  It suggests a massive government intrusion in the economy that has not worked elsewhere — post-war Great Britain or that contemporary mess called Venezuela — and that, in a cultural sense, is un-American.  Time and time again, the American people have shown they want nothing to do with socialism.  While socialist movements have at times been politically strong in Europe, such has not been the case in America.  This, in fact, is one of the original meanings of the phrase "American exceptionalism."

Chicago Dem Candidate Says Socialism Should 'Control Every Facet of Our Life'.  A Democratic candidate for alderman in Chicago believes that socialism should have "control over every facet of our life." Ugo Okere, running against 35-year incumbent Patrick O'Connor, told the radical left publication Jacobin that socialism was "about Democratic control" of both politics and people's personal lives. [...] Of course, the "progressive left," who want to make our lives "easier," are just as clueless as Okere.  They're just not quite as honest.  In truth, the "transformation" that both the progressive left and radical socialists want would destroy America as we know it and bury human progress and freedom perhaps forever.

Trump will 'win in a landslide' if Dems run on socialism, vegetarianism and reparations:  Mollie Hemingway.  The latest policy positions from Democrats seeking the White House may hand President Trump a solid re-election victory in 2020, the Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway argued Friday [2/22/2019].  A lot has changed since Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were the Democratic Party's standard-bearers.  Neither supported reparations for African-Americans, but now several candidates are embracing the proposal — including U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro.

What to Do About the Rebirth of Socialism.  If the death of the socialist idea was the most important political event of the last century, then the rebirth of this ideal must rank high in significance in the current one.  Just as nationalism has reasserted itself on the political right, socialism has grown in force on the left.  In the twenty-first century the two ideologies are estranged and antagonistic twins, paired in Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party, Jeremy Corbyn and Brexit, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.  The Democratic victory in 2018 has elevated socialism to a height it has not reached in the United States in more than a century.  Only in recent weeks, however, have defenders of democratic capitalism become aware of how great the socialist challenge really is.  Only now are we beginning to formulate a response.

'Health Care' for All, Affordability for None.  First, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio "issued a bold guarantee of affordable health care for every resident," including the "undocumented," according to excited news reports.  From the Birkenstock Left (Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt.) to the Latte Left, (Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-Neverland) et. al. came applause.  Then, most early Democratic presidential candidates began clamoring for "Medicare for All!"  Why stop there?  What about food stamps for all, redeemable not just at Shop-Rite, but Whole Foods, too?

3 Democrat Policies that Must Die for America to Survive.  Medicare for All sounds nice on paper.  Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and several other Democrats have strongly pushed for this type of system.  In essence, this system abolishes Medicare and outlaws private insurance.  Therefore, the government controls everyone's medical care and decides on the payment schedules, treatment options, and coverage (and limitations thereto).  However, because the government will be paying for all medical care, it will pay doctors and hospitals at reduced rates.  As such, since doctors can't make up their losses by billing private insurance (which is barred), they will have to see more patients, thereby reducing the quality of care.  This would ultimately hurt everyone.  Elderly patients would be hit particularly hard because their medical conditions are typically more complicated, and doctors would push them to the end of the line, given the amount of time it would take to see them.

Poll: Voter Support for 'Medicare for All' Implodes.  Voter support for "Medicare for All" has collapsed by 50 percent over the last month, according to polling from Politico/Morning Consult.  Until this month, the Democrats' single-payer "Medicare for All" scheme enjoyed majority support in this same poll going back months.  But now that the ugly details of the program are actually being debated and publicized, net approval for the scheme has been cut in half.  "From January to February, net support for single-payer health system fell over 50% to 12 points," the pollster reports.

Are Liberals Going Mad, or Are They Out of Ideas?  The truth is that Medicare For All and Free College and the Green New Deal are not magnificent new programs that are going to benefit a majority of Americans.  They are used cars that have seen better days.  Most people have health insurance and don't want another ObamaCare.  Most guys are avoiding college because cost, and don't think that they should bail out foolish young women that majored in Grievance Studies and Sociology.  Most Americans like their SUVs and minivans, and don't want to pay more for gasoline.  Oh, and most Americans want to defend the border, and most Americans are against late-term abortions.

4 Ways Democrats Want to Ruin Your Life.  First, they want to take what's yours and give it away.  Steve Levy writing for Fox News's blog notes, "U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., a self-described democratic socialist, claims that a 70 percent tax rate on multimillionaires will give us the funds needed to expand Medicare to every resident and supply free college." [...] Jack Torry, in the Dayton Daily News, wrote succinctly, "New York Mayor Bill [d]e Blasio, who has not ruled out running for president, said last month on CNN 'there's plenty of money in this country' for health coverage for everyone, but the money is 'just in the wrong hands.'"  It's clear that part of the radical transformation plan of the Democrats, aided by a complicit media, is to give your money to other people.  An FAQ on the Green New Deal championed by Representative Ocasio-Cortez, now deleted, even advocated for giving "economic security even to those 'unwilling' to work."

Dems Border Proposal "Making This Entire Country A Sanctuary" For Illegals.  Negotiations over securing and building a border wall have reached an impasse Sunday as bipartisan talks are failing and both sides are edging closer to a government shutdown this Friday.  Further, Democrats are pushing to weaken Immigration and Customs Enforcement, proposing drastic limitations on detention beds and weakening the agencies effectiveness to hold criminal illegal immigrants, said Tom Homan, former ICE Director.

Progressing America Into the Abyss.  Leftists self-identify as "progressives."  Yet anyone with a scrap of sanity and a rudimentary understanding of their philosophical antecedents, as well as their injurious policy prescriptions, objectively identifies the Left not as "progressive" but as "regressive."  Their incessant, implacable lust to destroy the American Revolution's novel birth of individual freedom and replace it with an antiquated, governmentally coerced collectivism cannot be classified as anything ordinarily understood to be "progress."  Today's "progressives" stand in opposition to the autonomy of the empowering times in which we find ourselves, namely the communications revolution.  Their deluded aim seeks a societal regression back through serfdom to "noble savagery" all in the name of an "equality" that ultimately reveals itself to be one of penury, misery, and servitude (unless one is a member of the Leftist governing elite).

Democrats Allow Communists To Infiltrate Their Party Across The Nation.  The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is infiltrating the Democratic Party across the country.  Communists, some openly, some secretly, are working in Democratic campaigns, holding Democratic Party leadership positions, and even running for public office on the Democratic Party ballot line.  The communists also are pushing their policies inside the Democratic Party, to the point that it's almost impossible to distinguish between the CPUSA and Democratic Party programs.  Many comrades also work closely with influential Congress members or U.S. senators.  The CPUSA supports China, Cuba, Venezuela, and the Russian Communist Party — all enemies of the United States.  The CPUSA still advocates for the "overthrow of the capitalist class" in this country, yet the Democrats do absolutely zilch to keep the communists out of their party.  CPUSA infiltration of the Democratic Party is widespread — it affects every region where the communists have a significant presence.

Progressives Bearing Gifts.  Policy-wise the 2020 choice will be between Trump's mostly doctrinaire conservatism, spiced with populist trade and immigration agendas, and what is a now a new Democrat orthodoxy of Bernie Sanders' adolescent socialism and incoherent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Neverland something or other.  Trump legitimately will be able to say of a 2020 opponent, "Candidate X wants over the next 10 years to junk your present car, to scrap your combine, to stop your jet travel, to ban your cruise ship, to take away your lawn mower and snow blower, to outlaw your snowmobiles and jet skis, to shut down the fracking industry, the heavy equipment manufacturing sector (I doubt there will be a replacement battery-powered Cat D-11), the pipeline and rail business, and to make every homeowner an indebted remodeler, refitting his house while for all his green trouble and expense he still will be paying more for solar and wind-generated electricity.["]

House Democrats Held The First Climate Change Hearings In Six Years.  It Was A Mess.  Top House Democrats finally got their wish to hold the first hearings on global warming in six years Wednesday [2/6/2019], but both committee hearings meandered into discussions of civil rights, race and apocalyptic warnings without much talk about science. [...] "Climate change is a civil rights issue," Reverend Lennox Yearwood, president of the Hip Hop Caucus, told lawmakers on the committee on Wednesday morning [2/6/2019].  Lennox also referred to tackling global warming as the "lunch counter moment for the 21st century."  Yearwood also warned the U.S. does "not make it beyond 12 years from now without huge amounts of death, destruction, and suffering" unless Congress addressed global warming, according to his prepared remarks.

America could indeed become socialist.  A September 2018 BuzzFeed News and Maru/Blue online survey of 1,006 randomly selected 22- to 37-year-olds found 18 percent self-identified as a democratic socialist and 8 percent as a socialist, and 28 percent said they'd be either "much more likely" or "a little more likely" to vote for a political candidate who wore the socialist tag.  An August 2018 Gallup poll found 57 percent of Democrats viewed socialism in a positive light, and 47 percent saw capitalism as a negative.

Democrat Senator Jeff Merkley Tries To Define 'Socialism'.  Oregon Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley gave an interesting definition of the word "socialism" on Wednesday [2/6/2019] following President Donald Trump's attack on the far-left ideology during his State of the Union address.  In an interview on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront," Merkley defined socialism as "a society coming together to increase the standard of living of our seniors," according to a segment flagged by The Free Beacon.

Why Trump's War on Socialism Is More Necessary Than Ever.  You would think, given the situation in [Venezuela], socialism would be in disrepute, but no.  In the United States, at least, it appears to be more popular than ever.  Witness the glum expressions on the faces of so many Democrats — nearly all of them — when Trump made his statement.  Bernie Sanders looked as if he had swallowed the bowl along with the goldfish.  No doubt he would assure us that socialism can be "democratic."  But is that true?  Is it just an accident that the three greatest mass murderers of all time — Hitler (17-10 million), Stalin (40-62 million), and Mao (45-75 million) — all began with socialist ideologies?  No non-socialist has even come close.

Far-Left Democrats Are Normalizing Anti-Semitism In Democratic Party.  A trio of far-left Democrats are normalizing blatant anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party as leaders in the party idly stand by and refuse to condemn their actions and statements.  Reps.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) — all new members of Congress — have all defended anti-Semites or espoused anti-Semitic positions over the last several months.

Democrats Are the Party of Destruction.  Democrats may couch their destructive tendencies in euphemisms like "social justice" and "women's rights," but one thing is clear: there is no objection from any Democrats as the party embraces the most radical left-wing ideology, meant to result in the demise of America.  Success is to be destroyed; advancement is to be suppressed.  Babies are expendable.  Hubris under the cloak of social justice slogans runs amok.

Americans love paid family leave, until they learn what it costs them.  Three of every four Americans support the idea of getting paid family leave from Uncle Sam.  But that support craters when they find out what it would cost.  At $450 in higher taxes every year — the minimum price for a small-scale federal program — fewer than half of Americans support paid family leave.  Actual costs would likely run much higher.

A growing record of insanity.  It's hard to keep up with the tsunami of cultural and economic insanity thundering through a thousand outlets every day, but here's a try. [...] Sen. Kamala Harris, California Democrat, wants to end all private health insurance plans and put the government solely in charge.  She's not even bothering to falsely promise, as did President Obama, that everyone can keep their health plan and doctor if they like them.  She wants no escape.  Elizabeth "Pocahontas" Warren wants to seize and redistribute income from "the rich" and backs government control of corporations and "Medicare for all."  Meanwhile, Democrats are deploying the LGBTQ legal agenda to criminalize conservative religious views, using transgenderism as the spearpoint.  After enacting their radical, full-term abortion bill, New York legislators passed a law three days later enshrining the LGBTQ activist agenda and another bill criminalizing counseling for young people with unwanted same-sex desires.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York Democrat, signed both with fanfare.

Our New Democratic Party!  What Is Democratic Socialism, Really?  Democratic Socialism is Socialism.  The only goal of Democratic Socialism is Socialism.  Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela is a Democratic Socialist.  The sole difference is Democratic Socialists convince people to vote them into power by putting lipstick on their pig policies while Socialists are prone to more aggressive measures.  It's the benign road to communism and the words are euphemistic.  Progressivism is essentially the same ideology.  Socialism destroys nations by destroying incentives, the free market, and individual freedoms which are subjugated to the all-powerful State.

Who Are The Deplorables Now?  I meet self-described liberals all the time who tell me they do not agree with the Left's excesses.  They say they reject the notion that men and women are the same, or that people should be forced by the state to violate their religious principles in order to bolster the agenda of sexual radicals, or that speech should be policed and censored online in order to ensure conformity with leftist principles.  But if you don't believe in these things — in infanticide, in socialism, in the suppression of religious freedom and freedom of speech — and yet you vote for the party that increasingly supports them all, don't you bear some responsibility for these evils?

Dems Are Shocked, Shocked To Learn That 'Medicare For All' Outlaws Private Insurance.  The popular definition of "gaffe" is when a politician accidentally speaks the truth.  That's what presidential hopeful Kamala Harris did when she admitted that "Medicare for all" would outlaw private insurance.

Virginia Del.  Kathy Tran Submitted Bill To Save Caterpillars On Same Day As Late-Stage Abortion Bill.  The Democratic Virginia delegate who has recently come under fire for sponsoring a bill in the Virginia House of Delegates that would allow the termination of a pregnancy up to 40 weeks old, is also the chief patron of a bill that would protect the lives of "fall cankerworms" during certain months.  Democratic Virginia Del.  Kathy Tran introduced "House Bill No. 2495 — Fall cankerworm; spraying prohibited during certain months" on Jan. 9, the same day as "House Bill No. 2491 — Abortion; eliminate certain requirements."

Dems to strike 'so help you God' from oath taken in front of key House committee, draft shows.  A key committee in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives is moving to eliminate the God reference from the oath administered to witnesses testifying before the panel, as part of a new rules package expected to be approved this week, according to a draft obtained exclusively by Fox News. [...] The rules proposal places the words "so help you God" in red brackets, indicating they are slated to be cut.  The words "under penalty of law" are in red text, indicating that Democrats propose to add that phrasing to the oath.  The draft rules also remove the phrase "his or her" throughout the document, changing those two pronouns to "their."  The rules additionally modify all references to the committee's "Chairman" to instead refer only to the committee's "Chair."

After Endorsing Infanticide, VA Gov. Northam Says He Wants To Disarm Americans At Church.  In the same interview in which he made vile remarks about murdering infants after they are born as a form of abortion, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam attempted to change the subject by suggesting the government turn churches into gun-free zones.  Northam went viral on Wednesday after endorsing murdering infants during a conversation about abortion.  The governor suggested that, if a new mother is still unsure whether she wants to have a child moments after giving birth, the child should be "kept comfortable" while the mother and her doctor determine whether to end its life.

Dems' Dangerous Ideas on Fighting Inequality.  Leftist Democrats eyeing the White House in 2020 are plotting new ways to confiscate Americans' hard-earned money and give it away.  Claiming economic inequality is a national crisis, they want to take money from those they say have too much.  Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is pushing a first-ever wealth tax.  Never mind that it's unprecedented and unconstitutional.  Warren says it would target only the richest one-tenth of a percent of the country.  Maybe at first.  When the federal income tax was imposed in 1913, it initially hit less than one percent of the country.  Now half the nation pays it.  So when you hear the words "wealth" tax, watch your wallet.  Warren and like-minded leftists say it's immoral to allow people to accumulate riches, when others are needy.  But when Warren is asked how she would use the money raised by a wealth tax, she insists the point is "basic fairness."  Translation:  These Dems' tax schemes are more about punishing the "rich" than helping the poor.

Rep. Tlaib: 'We Have to Fight Against Transphobia, Homophobia, Racism, Anti-Blackness, Islamophobia, Xenophobia, Antisemitism, Sexism — You Name It'.  Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D.-Mich.) spoke at the National LGBT Task Force's Creating Change Conference in Detroit on Saturday where she said that transphobia, homophobia, racism, islamophobia, antisemitism and sexism "are intertwined," according to a video of her remarks posted by the National LGBTQ Task Force.  She also said:  "I want you all to know that I will continue to fight for LGBTQ rights in Congress."  "We have to fight against transphobia, homophobia, racism, anti-blackness, islamophobia, xenophobia, antisemitism, sexism — you name it," Tlaib said.  "Because we know that these things are intertwined.  They are so connected.  We know that those that advance hate are trying to deny it for all of us, they are trying to deny all of our existence."

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It sounds like she lives in a really messed-up little world, because I don't see any such problems.  At least not in substantial quantities.

Conservatives Unite Against H.R. 1, 'Ultimate Fantasy of the Left'.  Over 150 conservative leaders nationwide released a "Memo to the Movement" from the Conservative Action Project on Monday, declaring that they are opposed to the Democrats' kick-off legislation H.R. 1, which would profoundly shift elections toward liberal candidates and open the door to rampant voter fraud, calling Speaker Nancy Pelosi's bill "the ultimate fantasy of the left."  "Conservatives are united in opposing H.R. 1, the attempt by House Democrats to fundamentally undermine the American electoral system," the Memo begins.

Kamala's town hall notes:  I'll take away your doctor, your guns, your wealth, your free market, your wall.  Any questions?  Instead of moderating her political positions going into the 2020 presidential election so that she can appeal to more Americans, Democrat candidate Sen. Kamala Harris has chosen to go full left-wing.  During a CNN town hall Monday evening [1/28/2019], the California congresswoman endorsed plans to eliminate the fossil fuel industry and the private healthcare market.  All that in just one night.

Kamala Harris vows to get rid of private health care plans: 'Let's eliminate all of that.  Let's move on'.  California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, speaking during a town hall Monday night [1/28/2019], vowed to eliminate all private health care insurance for approximately 150 million Americans if she is elected president.  Asked by CNN host Jake Tapper if people who like their current health care insurance could keep it under Harris' "Medicare for All" plan, Harris indicated they could not — but that, in turn, they would experience health care without any delays.  Her statements appeared to be a full-throated call for single-payer health insurance, as opposed to merely expanding Medicare, and a dramatic embrace of the kind of proposals advocated by Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Kamala Harris Was Right About Medicare for All (And That's Why It Won't Work).  Sen. Kamala Harris committed a most unusual gaffe at her CNN town hall the other night — not by misspeaking about one of her central policy proposals, but describing it accurately.  Asked on Monday night if the "Medicare for all" plan that she's co-sponsoring with Sen. Bernie Sanders eliminates private health insurance, she said that it most certainly does.  Citing insurance company paperwork and delays, she declared, "Let's eliminate all of that.  Let's move on."

Democrats distance themselves from Harris' call to eliminate private health plans.  The emerging 2020 presidential campaign has deepened the Democratic party's divide over how the government should cover all Americans, further exposing the differences between those who want a total overhaul of the health care system and those who prefer a more incremental approach to fix it.  Sen. Kamala Harris of California renewed the party's debate over single-payer health care in a CNN town hall Monday [1/28/2019], saying she's willing to end private insurance, which more than 170 million Americans use.  "We need to have Medicare-for-all," said Harris.  "Who of us has not had that situation, where you've got to wait for approval and the doctor says well, 'I don't know if your insurance company is going to cover this.'  Let's eliminate all of that.  Let's move on."

The Progressive Race to the Bottom.  The old Democratic party championed the working classes, wanted secure borders to protect middle-class union wage earners, and focused generous federal entitlement help on the citizen poor.  Civil rights were defined as equality of opportunity for all.  That party is long dead.  An updated Hubert Humphrey or even Bill Clinton would not recognize any of the present "Democrats."  Even the old wing of elite liberals is mostly long gone, with its talk of legal immigration only, opposition to censorship, pro-Israel foreign policy, let-it-hang-out Sixties indulgence, and free speech.  It was superseded by grim progressives who are not so much interested in a square, new, or fair deal for the middle classes, as an entirely different deal that redefines everything from the Bill of Rights and the very way we elect presidents and senators to an embrace of identity politics as its first principle.

They are not who we are.  America had values before these self-important nitwits came along.  We believed in working for what we get and getting what we work for.  We believed in fair treatment of each and every person.  We believed in justice (without the prefix "social").  We believed that a person should be allowed to pursue his happiness as long as he doesn't hurt others in the process.  We believed that most people could and should decide what kind of light bulb, what kind of toilet, and how big a serving of soda they want, without the government forcing a designated decision down everyone's throat.

The Public Loves 'Medicare For All' Until They Learn What's In It.  The bill specifically calls for outlawing private insurance.  Sect. 107 of Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for all" states that:  "It shall be unlawful for a private health insurer to sell health insurance coverage that duplicates the benefits provided under this Act."  Since "Medicare for all" would cover everything except cosmetic surgery — medical, dental, vision, mental health — this amounts to an outright ban on private health insurance.  What's more, the law dictates that once phased in, enrollment in the government plan is automatic.

Liberals Want Socialism, But Still Can't Define What Socialism is.  Many times, I have pointed out how liberals want socialism, but can't define the term.  When liberal claims they know how to define it, they stutter and spout off some crazy definition.  One even claimed it is the "ability to socialize. [...] Let's be honest, "free stuff" is never really free.  Someone has to pay.  Liberals don't care who pays, as long as they don't have to work for it.  As I have highlighted before, what happens when those paying run out of money?  Who gets to pay then?

The Left Is Totalitarian By Nature.  Leftism is not simply one opinion among many.  For the Left's votaries, it's closer to a religion.  It's not enough that one is himself a vegan, drives a Prius, doesn't own guns, rejects the traditional family, or anything else that goes with the lifestyle.  It is essential that everyone else does so.  Any deviations are "backwardness" and "divisive" or worse.  That's the whole point of the term progressive.  It assumes history is linear and self-correcting.  It takes for granted that there is something objectively correct about the leftist position, and that all reasonable people in time will adopt it.

The Race to the Far Left.  Hillary Clinton ran far to Donald Trump's left and lost much of the country.  It appears from the early crop of Democratic presidential contenders that the party's 2020 strategy is to offer an even starker ideological choice.  They sound ready to run an even more bi-coastal campaign than Hillary's, which will leave much of the center open to Trump and keep the right galvanized.  The buzz around Kamala Harris is this week's window on the party's far-left fixations.  Harris is so far to the left she considers membership in the Knights of Columbus a hate crime.  A few weeks ago, she took a run at a Trump judicial nominee for that high offense, treating him as the moral equivalent of a KKK member.

The drive to make New York 'zero carbon' is insane.  New York's Democratic-run state Legislature might enact one of the most radical energy mandates on the planet.  The Climate and Community Protection Act would require that greenhouse-gas emissions from all sources be halved by 2030 and reach zero by 2050. [...] The state's existing Clean Energy Standard calls for reducing emissions by 80 percent by 2050.  But the CCPA will require the entire economy to be run solely on electricity generated with renewable energy resources, primarily wind and solar power.  Transportation, which today accounts for 40 percent of the state's energy consumption, will have to be powered solely by electricity — even the Staten Island Ferry.  Manufacturing — or what's left of it — will have to be all-electric.  Farmers won't be able to use chemical fertilizers on their lands.  The state's dairy industry will be shuttered, because cows belch tons of methane.  How the CCPA envisions those emissions being captured is anyone's guess.  The same holds for methane emitted by landfills.  The few energy-intensive manufacturing industries that remain in the state will have to go.  Cement, for example, is manufactured from limestone using a chemical process that releases carbon dioxide.  Even the greenest electricity won't change that basic chemistry.

The Immorality of the Open Borders Party.  "A wall is an immorality between countries," Nancy Pelosi said the other day.  The New York Times recently ran a piece entitled "There is Nothing Wrong with Open Borders."  Democrats across the country routinely call for the abolition of ICE and the spread of sanctuary cities. [...] Out of this absolutism has come Pelosi's recalcitrance during the shutdown.  She claims the moral high ground, but for whom?  Americans?  The party has once again fallen into the hands of San Francisco Democrats who treat invented rights as more pressing than natural ones.  They assert out of thin air the inalienable right of foreigners to claim citizenship, as if governments exist not to serve the good of the people who form them but the abstract rights of those outside of that government.  If the Republicans are the America First party, the Democrats increasingly resemble the America Last party, fighting not to preserve a stable, secure, and orderly government for Americans but to sustain a fantasy against common sense that prioritizes the demands of foreigners.

Twenty Things You Probably Didn't Know about Kamala Harris.  [#19] Harris has proposed a sweeping tax reform that would create a refundable tax credit for all workers, peaking at $3,000 for single adults and $6,000 for married couples — meaning that taxpayers could collect cash even if they don't actually owe any taxes.  The worth of the credit would decline the higher a taxpayer's income, eventually reaching zero for childless single adults making more than $50,000 a year, single adults with children making more than $80,000 a year, and married couples with children making more than $100,000 a year.  The plan would repeal all of the 2017 tax cuts for earners making more than $100,000, would cost roughly $2.5 trillion to $3 trillion over ten years, would constitute a serious marriage penalty, according to experts.

Illegal immigration and socialist strategy.  With the sudden rise of democratic socialist politicians like Bill de Blasio, who recently said, "Wealth is in the wrong hands," and hyperactive teen queen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who vows to eradicate poverty by punishing the wealthy, it is increasingly apparent that progressives are committed to "fundamentally transforming the United States of America."  What is also apparent is that as a prescription for change, the left still puts faith in the 53-year-old Saul Alinsky-inspired Cloward-Piven strategy.

New Dem Talking Point:  Wall Is *Luxury* We Can't Afford.  It's so hard to keep up with the Dems: from "illegal immigration is wrong," to "they aren't illegal, just undocumented," to "there's a crisis at the border" to "the so-called crisis is a manufactured one," to "border walls are ineffective," to "border walls are immoral," and now this, from Pelosi:  [Video clip]

H.R. 1: Democrats Act to Strip State Powers Over Elections.  If you thought the midterm elections had problems, wait until you learn about Nancy Pelosi's plan to terminate state control over American elections. [...] The Constitution decentralizes power over American elections and puts states in charge.  H.R. 1 would undo that.  Decentralization promotes individual liberty.  When power over elections is centralized, it is easier for that power to be abused.  When power over elections is decentralized, no single malevolent actor can exert improper control over the process.  That is precisely why Democrats are so eager for Washington, D.C., to have more power over our elections.

Same Gov't Overseeing Rat-Infested [Slums] Wants to Give You Health Care.  It sounds great in theory.  Six hundred thousand uninsured New Yorkers (half of whom are illegal aliens) will get guaranteed free health care, through a "compassionate vision" put forth by Sandinista sympathizer Bill de Blasio.  They'll even get a dedicated membership card and a hotline!  In reality, it will probably go about as well as the New York City Housing Authority — especially given that de Blasio's proposed $100 million budget comes out to $167 to cover health care costs of the uninsured per year.  "Everyone is guaranteed the right to health care, everyone," de Blasio said.  "We are saying the word guarantee because we can make it happen."  New York also promises 400,000 low-income residents "decent, affordable housing."  By decent, they mean apartments riddled with "mold, roach infestations and labyrinthine rat burrows."

Single-Payer Mayor.  Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement yesterday [1/8/2019] that New York City would begin guaranteeing health care for all New Yorkers, through a new program, NYC Care, made for a busy morning. [...] According to de Blasio, NYC Care will cost $100 million a year — amounting to $167 for each of the 600,000 beneficiaries.  You don't have to be a health-care actuary to guess that $167 won't go very far toward covering even a healthy person's insurance costs.  One estimate pegs the cost of health insurance in New York City at just under $5,000 per person.  In 2015, per-capita health spending in the city totaled $6,056.

'Medicare For All': After Winning The House, Democrats Admit They Want To Socialize Health Care.  In the midterm elections, Democrats told voters that all they wanted to do was preserve existing insurance protections in ObamaCare.  But after winning the House, they revealed their true intention:  to socialize health care any which way they can.

Dems' Diversity Push May Block White Males in 2020.  In the age of identity politics and increasing demands for diversity, especially on the left side of the political spectrum, can the Democrats nominate a male Caucasian for president in 2020?  In a recent CNN poll of registered Democrats, the top three choices were all white men:  Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Beto O'Rourke.  If the 2018 midterms are a guide to Democratic voter sentiment, however, this may not cut it.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez put it bluntly in her primary campaign slogan against former Rep. Joe Crowley.  "It's time," she said, "for one of us."

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I am not aware of any schedule on which there are specific moments when it will be "time for" Joe Biden, Michelle Obama, or Oprah winfrey to be elected President.  Nor is there a deadline by which a black female, a transvestite, a Muslim, another incompetent black man, or a homosexual has to be President.  May the best-qualified candidate win.

Democrats Funded a 287 Mile Wall in Jordan — Last Year!  But Won't Fund Border Wall in US!  Nancy Pelosi argued this week that "walls are immoral."  Chuck Schumer called President Trump's stand against open borders a "manufactured crisis!"  But less than one year ago Pelosi and Schumer approved funding on a 287 mile long border wall — in Jordan!

It is not Mr. Trump who is dividing America.  Pretending that we are still one unified people, as Mr. Romney and the Republican establishment do, is worse than useless.  For two generations the leftist juggernaut has rolled across our cultural landscape, like the Panzers across France in 1940, sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly, but never backwards.

Pelosi and Warren obviously need a history lesson.  Most of the media will never call Democrats out for their pure corruption and hypocrisy because they support them no matter what they say or do.  The Democrats' regressive, oppressive agenda is all that matters.  Most of the ten richest counties in the U.S. are around D.C., where they produce nothing.  Those are the people whom Warren and the Democrats cater to, not us.  The Constitution talks about "We the People," but every policy I see Democrats propose focuses on making the government more powerful, not the people.

Democrat introduces bill to remove words 'husband' and 'wife' from federal law.  Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., is introducing a bill to rewrite federal laws with gender-neutral terms, codifying the progressive ideological tenet that distinctions between men and women are exclusionary.  Her bill, according to The Hill, would replace the terms "husband" and "wife" in federal law with the word "spouse."  "While the landmark Supreme Court decision ending the ban on same-sex marriage was a historic step in the right direction, there is still more work to be done to ensure that the LGBTQ community is treated equally under the law in all respects," Brownley said.

The New Kakistocracy.  [Scroll down]  It obviously doesn't get better from there.  Not when Maxine Waters is about to chair the House Financial Services Committee.  Or when Eddie Bernice Johnson, the ethically-challenged 83-year old representing the Dallas slums (she was caught giving out Congressional Black Caucus Foundation scholarships worth $31,000 to family and friends, something she had her campaign manager hide from her Wikipedia page), is now in charge of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee — which will now focus on "climate change" to the virtual exclusion of everything else.

How the Left Appropriates Christianity.  This mess at our southern border is stirring up the Sunday-school wannabes again, and as a Christian and a conservative I am getting tired of being schooled by liberal Christians and nonbelievers about what my opinions should be, about what Jesus would do. [...] For instance, one shouldn't quote the Golden Rule to defend socialism, when the first thing a socialist country does is outlaw the Bible — don't liberals know the history here?

Dems Return!  Will Cut Heads Off, Control Businesses, Give Reparations!  The Democrats are back with big plans to ruin the nation.  Plans include abusing the power of subpoenas, threats, lawsuits, hearings, and leftist propaganda.  Three of their goals are obstructionism on the wall and everything else, reparations, and government control of corporations.  Nancy Pelosi is ready to cut your head off, says her admiring daughter Alexandra.  Pelosi is an irrational leftist who is out to ruin the country, and she will go for the President's head.

Another Democrat Warns — In Vain — About The Party's Extremist Agenda.  Some prominent Democrats are warning their party about its drift toward socialist policies and its endless attacks on President Trump.  Is there anyone left in the Democratic Party who will listen?

You Call That 'Infrastructure'?  Take a gander at the "jobs and infrastructure" proposal that Senate Democrats floated last March.  At $1 trillion it's a blueprint of Trumpian proportions.  But if you're envisioning the next Hoover Dam, think again.  It's more akin to the Barack Obama-Nancy Pelosi "stimulus" of 2009, in being larded with every Democratic interest group's favorite pork and income-redistribution scheme:
  •   $25 billion for "resiliency programs," with potential line items such as "habitat restoration," "oil spill research" and "baseline data collection on the effects of sea level rise."
  •   $40 billion in "direct federal funding to connect all of America to affordable high speed internet."  (Speeds must be adequate, the proposal says, to meet "modern challenges" like "completing homework assignments.")
  •   $25 billion for mass-transit grants "to build or expand subway, light rail, commuter rail, streetcar and bus rapid transit."  Liberals love these projects, though they often turn into boondoggles, like the DC Streetcar.  Think of this as a bailout for California's over-budget bullet train.
  •   $3 billion for "charging and refueling" stations to accommodate electric cars and other green vehicles.  "Without a reliable coast-to-coast network for zero emission and alternative fuel vehicles, lack of consumer confidence will limit adoption," the plan says.
  •   Unspecified funds for "locally driven initiatives to preserve and expand affordable housing."
  •   A tax credit of "up to $1 per gallon" for production of "clean transportation fuel."
  •   A tax credit of 2.3 cents per kilowatt-hour for "clean electricity" production.
This is political logrolling disguised as public necessity.  Do Democrats think it's what Mr. Trump has in mind when he imagines a bargain on infrastructure?  Biofuel tax credits, charging stations for Teslas, and light-rail lines that probably will run mostly empty?

Socialist members represent growing force within new Democratic House majority.  The seating of the new Congress this week brings with it new members who represent a growing socialist segment of the Democratic Party.  Among the party's socialist agendas are "Medicare-for-all," guaranteed jobs programs and a "green" agenda that would spark an overhaul to the economy and the energy sector, Fox News reports.  Although it's uncertain if any of the initiatives could pass the House, the proposals represent an "astonishing" rise in socialist beliefs and a major party shift, the report notes.

Democrats are about to find out that governing's harder than campaigning.  A change of the guard in the House of Representatives ending one-party control of Washington.  A check on a new president's agenda.  Outsider candidates swept into office on pledges to hold the White House accountable.  These depictions apply equally to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's new Democratic House majority in 2019 as they did to the outgoing Republican majority who assumed power in 2011.  As the GOP insurgents who wrested the speaker's gavel from Pelosi eight years ago adjust to life in the minority, one silver lining is that history could well repeat.  The dreams of hard-earned majorities can be fleeting and fizzle into the nightmare of being back in the minority, especially when grounded on untenable promises.

Democrats' flip-flop on border security has everything to do with 2020 (and nothing to do with immigration).  In 2009, while speaking at Georgetown University, Sen. Schumer, D-NY, said "illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple."  Indirectly referencing over 600 miles of border fence that had already been built, he literally claimed it was a "significant barrier to illegal immigration."  This is exactly President Trump's position about completing the border wall, almost word for word.  Schumer is also on record, and on video, as having said, "One of the most effective things we do on the border is turn people back ... they get up to the border and we find them and say, 'go home!'"  Again, this is President Trump's position, almost word for word.

Official:  Dems 'Refused' To Even Listen To Border Security Briefing At White House.  Democratic lawmakers brought a border security briefing at the White House to a screeching halt Wednesday [1/2/2019], refusing to even listen to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, a White House official tells The Daily Caller.  House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy echoed this version of events to reporters outside the White House immediately after the briefing, saying, "Once the secretary started, Schumer interrupted her and didn't want to hear it."

It's not about the Wall — it's about Trump.  As 2019 begins, relatively inexpensive measures for border security are anathema to Democrats.  Regardless of the burdens placed on American taxpayers, the crime and drugs, the diseases and potential terrorism, all merrily entering America without any consideration of the long-term detrimental consequences. [...] Anything to deny a victory to Trump is worthy of Democrat pursuit.  Any wedge that can be driven between Trump and his supporters, still holding firm after two years of nonstop negativity, is a Democrat priority.

Ocasio-Cortez Slams Pelosi's Climate Change Agenda for Not Being Liberal Enough.  U.S. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is again making waves, this time by criticizing House Democrats' plan to address climate change.  Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York who will be the youngest woman to serve in Congress when she takes office Thursday [1/3/2019], is already taking on top-level Democrats, tweeting Monday that they need to do more to "save the planet."

Democrats put politics before safety.  As the partial government shutdown continues into 2019, too much of the media is focused on the political winners and losers of the budget funding stalemate and not enough on the reason for the shutdown.  Democrat opposition to border wall funding is rooted in politics and not in reason.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., want to deny President Trump a significant campaign promise in hopes of demoralizing the president's base as the 2020 presidential race approaches.  In the end, the Democrats' strategy will backfire because they are putting politics before the safety and security of Americans.

Ocasio-Cortez Will Vote Against Pelosi's Rules Package Because It Hinders Medicare For All.  New York Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and California Rep. Ro Khanna, both Democrats, announced Wednesday [1/2/2019] they will vote against presumptive incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's rules package because they say it hinders progressive policies. [...] The progressive politicians are against PAYGO, which stands for "pay as you go."  There are several variations of PAYGO, but it essentially mandates that new expenditures are offset by budget cuts or new revenue streams.

Rage-Filled Progressives Embrace Cultural Marxism.  [Scroll down]  Fast-forward one hundred-plus years to the progressives of our own era.  Now, the cultural Marxists, while still calling themselves progressive, have embraced the homosexual and transgender struggles against so-called "binary traditionalism."  They have embraced the struggle of minorities and people of color against white hegemony, so-called.  They have embraced the supposed struggle of females against males (#MeToo), going beyond an earlier phase of emphasizing equal pay for equal work or the need to "break the glass ceiling" for corporate advancement.  Now the male is becoming the enemy.  Campuses have signs plastered everywhere warning students against any and all forms of sexual harassment.  This writer has seen the signs, which portray the male students as though they were predatory beasts waiting to rip life and dignity away from the female students.

The war on hope.  From the Boy Scouts to the Knights of Columbus, it's open season on anything that doesn't fit the cracked new world of socialism and sexual anarchy that "progressives" are fashioning for us all.  New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and California Sen. Kamala Harris are in the running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.  They are writing off a significant portion of the Catholic vote even before their campaigns get underway.

Leftists Target Their Own:  Leftist Jewish Cafe Owner In SF Told To Get Out For Supporting Israel.  You can be gay, intern in the Obama White House, work on Barack Obama's reelection campaign, and serve as the Silicon Valley fundraising director for the Clinton presidential campaign in 2016, but if you also happen to be Jewish and support the existence of Israel, hard leftists want you gone, as 29-year-old Manny Yekutiel found out the hard way when he opened a café/bookstore in San Francisco's Mission District[.]

Issa: 'Democrats Have Already Planned Impeachment'.  Friday [12/28/2018], outgoing Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) told One America News Network that incoming House Democrats will use their majority to impeach President Donald Trump.  Issa said, "There is no question at all that the Democrats have already planned impeachment and now are trying to make the case for it.  So their goal is impeachment; they have said it."  Issa added that his colleagues who will replace him in leadership will "be dealing with Democrats who are trying to figure out how to impeach the president."

Pelosi Names Corrupt Former Deep State DOJ Embed as House General Counsel To Lead Resistance.  Incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has selected corrupt former DOJ career embed, Douglas N Letter, as Chief Legal Counsel for the House of Representatives.  Mr. Letter has agreed to come out of retirement to aid the House effort, and structure legal pathway to impeach President Trump.

Democrats Hate the Wall because Trump Loves It.  In Fiscal Year 2018 alone, federal officers apprehended 396,579 illegal aliens on the southwest border.  The Left loves the fact that those who were caught and released, and others who break into America undetected, likely will become Democrats.  So, from their perspective, why give President Trump this win?

Sheila Jackson-Lee Quietly Introduces Bill To Block Taxpayer Money From Building The Wall.  Democrat congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee quietly introduced a bill called the "Protect American Taxpayers and Secure Border Act."  The bill, with a title that means the exact opposite of what it proposes, was introduced on December 19 and now sits in the House Judiciary and Homeland Security committees.

Dems Introduced Bill Requiring Mexico To Pay For The Wall, And No One Seems To Have Noticed.  Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas introduced legislation forbidding construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border — unless Mexico pays for it.  Lee introduced the Protect American Taxpayers and Secure Border Act into the House on Dec. 19, which would "prohibit taxpayer funds from being used to build a wall between Mexico and the United States," and further require that any barrier constructed on the southern border "be paid for using funds provided by the Government of Mexico."  She referred the bill to the House Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Homeland Security, and already has four co-sponsors:  Democratic Reps.  Karen Bass of California, Marcia Fudge of Ohio, Joaquin Castro of Texas and Yvette Clarke of New York.

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Obviously a ruse.  On the surface, it appears the Democrats have no objections to the wall itself — just the expense of building it.  When have the Democrats ever objected to spending money?

Report: House Dems Quietly Plotting Ways to Reopen Government Without Border Wall Funding.  House Democrats are quietly plotting ways to reopen the government while stiffing President Trump every penny on border wall funding as soon as they regain power next week.  House Speaker designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other top Dems are kicking around several options that would deny President Trump the $5 billion he is requesting to build several hundred miles of border wall, according to a new report by far-left Politico.

Sarah Sanders to CBS: Democrats "Care More About Keeping Our Borders Open than Keeping Our Government Open".  White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined CBS This Morning on Friday to discuss the ongoing government shutdown.  The Trump White House has offered Democrats several options to reopen the government but Democrats went home on Friday [12/28/2018] after 4 minutes of work.  President Trump skipped his Christmas vacation and is working at the White House this holiday season.

Schumer pummeled when videos resurface of him touting strict border security.  If there was ever any doubt that Democrats were putting politics over the nation's security in the battle of the border wall, a resurfaced video can put that to rest.  As top Democratic leaders continue to play a game of chicken with President Trump over funding a wall at the southern U.S. border, videos resurfaced showing Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer arguing in the past in favor of stopping illegal immigration[.]  "One of the most effective things we do on the border is turn people back... they get up to the border and we find them and say, 'go home!'" The New York Democrat said on the senate floor in the 2013 clip.

Dems Demand Drastic Limitations on ICE to Keep Borders Open.  Open borders Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have no interest in closing the borders and hope to increase protections for all illegals.  They are planning draconian limitations on ICE which they will use as a bargaining chip to get an interim budget without a wall.  Even Hector Montoya, one of the many career criminal illegals, is protected by Democrat open borders' policies.  Hector Gustavo Montoya, a dangerous 51-year-old gang member, who has been deported "more than 10 times for immigration violations" was arrested again in Arizona.  He is one of the many protected by sanctuary California and open borders Democrats.

Schumer's Shutdown Isn't About a Border Wall.  Does anyone believe Chuck Schumer actually cares about anyone, much less foreigners, or criminal foreigners?  Ask yourself if it's believable as you watch the authoritarian Chuck Schumer force his will on the people.  Using old Soviet tactics, Schumer and his colleagues silence or destroy anyone who objects.  Democrats have offered fantastical reasons for not approving the border wall, including costs and humanitarianism.  But none of their reasons stand up to scrutiny when one considers that we have more than 50,000 anonymous foreigners pouring into the country each month.  What Democrats want is power and control and they want it to be permanent.  That's why they don't debate or compromise.

Schumer Stuck His Foot In His Mouth And Now He Owns The Shutdown.  New York Sen. Charles Schumer must think someone elected him President of the United States.  That dream scenario for him, and nightmare for everyone else, must be playing in his head.  Because now the Senate minority leader is making demands of what President Donald Trump must do if he wants to reopen the government.

Trump should shut down the southern border AND the government until we fix our immigration system.  In 2006, Chuck Schumer, along with Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Joe Biden, voted for the funding of the Yuma Sector Wall, which after being built decreased the crossings in that sector by over 90 percent.  But that was then.  This is now.  Now the hard-left open border-types have seized control of the Democratic Party.  No one in leadership can be seen voting for building a wall:  it would be sacrilegious to the left and potentially a career-ending move.

Abolish the Senate and Electoral College?  Why Not Tear Up the Constitution?  Former Congressman John Dingell, Jr., a partisan Democrat whose immediate family has controlled the same seat in the House of Representatives for 86 years, has some suggestions for fixing Congress.  We should abolish the Senate and the Electoral College because they're undemocratic, "despite the constitutional hurdles of doing so."  In 2015, Dingell retired from the U.S. House seat he's held since 1955, the seat he inherited from his father, John Dingell, Sr., who first won it in 1932.  The seat has passed to John Jr.'s much-younger wife, Rep. Debbie Dingell, who was just re-elected in November.

Democrats eagerly anticipate return of earmarks as way to win over rank and file members.  House Democrats are eagerly eyeing the chance to revive earmarks when they take the majority next year, saying it is Congress's duty to siphon the money to pet projects — and hoping a return to pork-barrel spending will help keep back-benchers in line.  But they're wary of taking the leap alone and say they're hoping Senate Republicans will join them in reversing an eight-year ban.

California Dem Ted Lieu say he would 'love to regulate' speech, bemoans US Constitution that prohibits him.  California Democrat Ted Lieu bemoaned on Wednesday that though he would "love to be able to regulate the content of speech," including that on Fox News, he can't do it because of the U.S. Constitution.  Lieu made the comments during an interview about the testimony of Google CEO Sundar Pichai at a House Judiciary Committee hearing, where he dismissed the allegations that the tech giant amplifies negative stories about Republican lawmakers, saying "if you want positive search results, do positive things."  CNN host Brianna Keilar praised Lieu for his performance but asked whether other Democrats should have used the committee to press Google on conspiracy theories that spread on their platforms.

Congressman:  "I Would Love To ... Regulate The Content Of Speech".  You know, often we react to things emotionally and would love to "regulate" others on things we disagree with, and the representatives of the people are human.  Fortunately, our forefathers put in plain English the First Amendment that specifically states "Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech."  Yet, they have done it on so many occasions in violation of their oaths of office and criminal acts against the people.  Now, California Democrat Congressman Ted Lieu says he would love to regulate speech too.  "I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech.  The First Amendment prevents me from doing so..."  Lieu told CNN concerning the testimony of Google CEO Sundar Pichai at a House Judiciary Committee hearing.

How Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Explain Communism's 100 Million Dead?  Well, the new sex object for liberals — who hate the very idea of sex objects — is a cute young lady named Ocasio-Cortez, who is famed in legend and song for her extreme ignorance of the U.S. Constitution. [...] Now Ms. O-C proclaims herself a genuine socialist, while the party has turned sharp left (again!) so that Democrats can now feel satisfied that Karl Marx is once again marching valiantly toward the glorious future for humanity — not exactly the vanguard of the European working class (which was all white heterosexual males), but perhaps the vanguard of all the sex workers of the world, neatly classified by race, class, queerness, trans type, current gender, and sex objects.

Beto the loser.  The Democratic Party is deeply divided.  This division was maximally helpful in 2018, allowing candidates in deep blue House races to win by running to the left (hello Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez!) while in purple and even in some red House districts, as well as in Senate races, other candidates could run to the center.  It was a divide-and-conquer strategy, and it worked splendidly for the midterms.  But in 2020, the party will need to settle on just one standard-bearer.  Will it be a Clintonian centrist pushing free trade, economic growth powered by high-tech innovation, and minor tweaks to federal regulations and the tax code?  Or will it be a democratic-socialist firebrand proposing Medicare-for-all and a Green New Deal paid for with sharp tax hikes on the wealthy and draconian cuts to defense spending?

Democrats Plan for the President's Impeachment & Imprisonment.  Democrats will be very unfair as they have been all along when they control the House.  They are planning his impeachment and imprisonment.  Getting a little ahead of themselves, aren't they?  Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), the likely incoming House Judiciary Committee chairman, has made it clear he will end all probes of the FBI and DOJ and hopes to impeach President Trump and Justice Kavanaugh.

The Real Road to Fascism.  The Huffington Post ran an article on December 7, titled Ocasio-Cortez Claps Back at Trump Jr.'s Meme with Reminder of Democrats' Subpoena Power.  The headline voices the problematic fascism invading our culture and politics.  The article praises the "scorched" response from Cortez to Donald Trump, Jr., after he posted a meme correlating socialism to eventually eating one's beloved dog.  More problematic than the historical accuracy of tried and failed socialism since Marx and Engel's famous treatise for communism, in which socialism is the first step to dialectical Utopia, is the Post's approval and celebration of Ocasio-Cortez's blatant fascism.  Americans should look at Ocasio-Cortez's threat in one of two ways.  First, she might be threatening Trump, Jr., in the sense that those who disseminate unfavorable material about her will be punished, which is textbook fascism and communism.  Or, two, she is communicating that due to Mueller's investigation and Don Jr.'s, involvement in the 2016 meeting with an alleged Russian national, Don Jr.'s meme is insult enough to goad her into punishing him with a subpoena.  Either way, we indeed have fascist ideology in our political system.

If You Want a Communist USA, Vote Democrat on Tuesday.  Today's Democrat is not really a Democrat.  As far back as the 1930s, the Soviet Union targeted the Democrat Party for infiltration.  They were wildly successful during that time, especially in planting Soviet agents throughout the FDR administration.  Those Soviet agents helped direct our war effort to save the USSR from the Nazis, wrote the founding document that formed the UN, created the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and saw to it that Mao's Communists would take over China. [...] The Congressional Progressive Caucus is the largest political caucus on the Democrat side, comprised of 79 members of the U.S. House and one member of the U.S. Senate, the "Independent" senator, Bernie Sanders.  Bernie calls himself a "Socialist."  The rest call themselves "progressives."  Be clear on this.  They are all Communists.

House Democrats plan a witch hunt against Trump.  Next month the circus officially comes to Washington when Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is expected to go from being the U.S. House minority leader to become speaker of the House, once the newly elected Democratic majority takes office.  After Pelosi and her new majority are sworn-in, their subpoena cannon will be loaded and pointed at the White House.  The Democrats will mount one politically driven investigation after another, backed by billionaires George Soros and Tom Steyer, along with other rich far-left donors.  Congressional oversight of the executive branch is an important part of our system of checks and balances.  But oversight only works if it's seen as a legitimate fact-finding exercise.

The Anti-Trump Hysterics Roll On.  The arrival of the migrant caravan at Tijuana substantially validated all the predictions the administration had made about it, and even the anti-Trump media had some trouble with mobs throwing rocks at U.S. border officials and concentrated attempts to scale walls.  The Democrats are edging closer every week to acknowledging a desire to admit anyone who seeks entry, the release of local authorities from any obligation to enforce border-rules, and the prohibition of census-takers from inquiring into citizenship, even though that will make the calculation of the population for purposes of allocating numbers of congressmen and Electoral College members impossible. (There are now 22 million people living in the United States illegally.)

Hispanic Democrats say feds should eliminate all money for border wall.  Hispanic Democrats drew a red line Wednesday [11/28/2018] in budget negotiations, saying they cannot support any year-end spending bill unless it reduces the government's ability to detain illegal immigrants ahead of deportation.  The Democrats also said they want to eliminate all money for the border wall — not the $5 billion President Trump is seeking, nor even the $1.6 billion that Senate Democrats have said they're willing to spend.

Kamala Harris, Cory Booker 'basic income' plans likely remove work incentive, think tank says.  Two Democrats in the U.S. Senate — both said to be eyeing the party's 2020 presidential nomination — recently announced so-called "basic income" plans for America's lower-income families.  A liberal publication, meanwhile, says neither plan goes far enough to aid families, and the government should instead just start "writing them checks."  But the Heritage Foundation argues that such plans tend to fail, in part because they tend to remove the incentive for work.

American't: From Midterms to End Times.  [Scroll down]  Rationalize all you want, but leftist nuts Andrew "Cracker State" Gillum, Irish Bob the Phony Mexican (O'Rourke) and Stacey "Suin' Sore Loser" Abrams came close to winning in, respectively, Florida, Texas(!) and Georgia(!); Taliban bubblehead Kyrsten Sinema did win in Arizona.  We're further down the rabbit hole than you think, Alice. [...] Not only is society drifting ever further from Truth ("leftwards") for the aforementioned reasons, but consider the Democrats' delusional perspective.  Projecting, many of them have convinced themselves we're Nazis, fascists, bigots and un-American, evil haters who have undermined the rule of law, created a constitutional crisis and who represent a clear and present danger to the republic — we're "deplorables." Believing this, wouldn't you suppose these were desperate times that called for desperate measures?

Dems Priority List Includes Attacks On Free Speech And Gun Rights.  After having safely won the House majority, Democrats revealed their two top legislative priorities for next year:  Limits on free speech and gun control.  In other words, assaults on rights protected by the First Amendment and Second Amendment.  The Democratic leader in the House, Nancy Pelosi, promises that the first bill voted on by the new Congress will focus on campaign finance and ethics reforms.  According to news accounts, H.R. 1 would, among other things, establish automatic voter registration and "reinvigorate" the Voting Rights Act.  In other words, make it harder to root out voter fraud.

The Democrats are about to get their own Benghazi.  It's going to be a busy year for Democrats.  According to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the incoming chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, the more financially successful of our two major political parties will hold a series of hearings to investigate not only President Trump's treatment of the media but his administration's relatively robust anti-trust policy as well.  Nancy Pelosi, the once and future speaker of the House, wants to be clear that this is not an "investigation for a political purpose, but to seek the truth."  Right.

The Editor says...
Benghazi was a Democrat scandal, so the Democrats already have "their own Benghazi."

The mask is off:  Democrats get right to work to impeach Trump.  Having taken back the House, Democrats aren't waiting around to get seated.  They're getting down to business, and sorry, voters, it's not the moderate legislation with Medicare fixes they ran on.  Nope, they're out to Get Trump.

Democrats: 'Cruel and Unscientific' to Define Legal Sex by Biology.  It is "cruel and unscientific" to define a person's legal sex by their biology, says a complaint signed by 98 Democratic House legislators.  The Democrats' statement was sent to President Donald Trump's administration as the New York Times has reported that the administration will formally clarify that the sex of people involved in sex-discrimination legal fights will be based on their male or female body.

Civil War? The Democrats are Already At War!  Democrat "leaders" want their vaunted, virulent, always-failed Socialism.  They don't want democracy, or capitalism as it was meant.  Democrats want everybody to fail and be nobody, so they can be ruled.  They don't raise the low-down: they bring us all down — to a needy level they can dominate.  They want socialism.  They'll take communism.  Democrats want foreign invaders to disrupt and destroy America, and us.  They want death, mayhem, and an avalanche of damage by alien-born killers, infiltrators, billionaires and trillionaires.  They want to see all conservatives disarmed, silenced, locked up, or dead.

'You Can't Do It Quietly': Top Democrat Overheard Discussing Kavanaugh Impeachment Plans.  The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee was overheard Wednesday discussing Democrats' plans to investigate and try to impeach Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.  New York Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler took a series of phone calls while riding the Acela train from New York to Washington, D.C., not knowing that the The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway was also on the train and within earshot.

Incoming Democrat Chairman:  Dems Will Go 'All-In' On Russia, Impeach Kavanaugh For 'Perjury'.  Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., revealed plans for House Democrats to investigate and impeach Justice Brett Kavanaugh for alleged perjury and investigate and impeach President Donald Trump for alleged treasonous collusion with Russia.  In post-election chats with various callers while riding the Acela train from New York to Washington, Nadler gave advice to a newly elected representative and discussed potential 2020 Democratic presidential nominees with another.  He also lamented identity politics and the thriving economy and worried about Democrats losing working-class voters while gaining elite former Republicans and suburban women.

Ever notice how Leftists always accuse you of being what they really are?  Not a day goes by where the media and many Democrats don't slander Trump, Christians, Republicans, Conservatives, and even white men as "Nazis" and "Hitler."  Even worse, those on the Far Left who increasingly describe themselves as 'Democrat Socialists,' ignore the fact that the word NAZI stands for National "Socialist" German Workers Party — whose socialist policies were virtually identical to those of Bernie Sanders' followers today.

Midterms Bring Out the Marxists.  With the midterms upon us, cultural Marxism has emerged as a lightning rod, re-igniting the battle over whether it is a malignant force in society — or whether it even exists.  The new Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, is charged with being a fascist, misogynist white supremacist — who adds to his crimes the fact that he thinks cultural Marxism is both real and destructive.  Jordan Peterson prefers the term "postmodern neo-Marxism" and condemns it as dangerous — for which he is targeted in the media and accused of preaching "patriarchy, misogyny, and illiberal politics."  Senator Rand Paul sees cultural Marxism as the driving force behind grievance politics — groups identifying as victims of exploitation to gain moral prestige and political advantage.

The Left Goes Full Open Borders.  It wasn't long ago that both sides of the aisle believed America's border laws should be enforced.  As President Donald Trump pointed out on Twitter, even former President Barack Obama, at least rhetorically, said that illegal immigrants couldn't be let into the country en masse and without restrictions (Obama said that when he was a senator).  "We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently, and lawfully to become immigrants into this country," Obama said.  This dynamic has shifted dramatically, as the American left now increasingly sees any level of border enforcement as beyond the pale.  The migrant caravans originating in Honduras and heading north to the U.S. border are testing just how far the left will go in embracing this new narrative.

Understanding the Socialist Delusion.  We can observe the left's behavior without understanding or judging it.  In general that behavior can be summarized as a collective response to two conflicting imperatives: shout allegiance to basic Christian, and thus American, values; act at every opportunity in opposition to those values.  That's insane, but it is happening all around us, every day — ask any of the screaming harridans who protested the Kavanaugh confirmation and they'll tell you they're committed to the ideals of freedom, human rights, truth, and the rule of law — and yet their actions showed them spitting in the face of all they believe in, all that's good about the American judicial and political system.

When Democrats' tactics backfire.  Here are 10 big-ticket causes that have put Democrats largely on the wrong side of most Americans ahead of the midterm elections:
[#1] Support of sanctuary cities.  Most Americans, even Hispanics, oppose sanctuary cities.
[#2] Blaming "racism" for everything.
[#3] Silencing certain views.
[#4] Opposing border enforcement.  About 80 percent of Americans support secure borders.
[#5] Backing those who kneel for the American flag.
[#6] Impeaching President Trump.
[#7] Abolishing ICE.
[#8] Chasing Republicans out of restaurants.
[#9] The Kavanaugh chaos.
[#10] Illegal immigration caravan.

Dems Won't Tell Voters How Radical 'Medicare For All' Is.  Remember when Republicans said that ObamaCare was designed to fail so Democrats could push "single payer?"  That was called conspiracy mongering.  But guess what?  ObamaCare is failing.  And Democrats are now pushing "Medicare for All" as the solution.

Keywords:  Flim-flam, shell game, printing money, buying votes.
Cory Booker unveils bill to create taxpayer-funded savings account for every American born in U.S.  Sen. Cory Booker announced a new bill Monday [10/22/2018] that would establish a taxpayer-funded savings account for every American at birth.  "Today, nearly one in three American families have zero to negative wealth, and it's hard to get ahead if you begin life behind the starting line," said Mr. Booker, New Jersey Democrat.  The "American Opportunity Account Act" would essentially create a trust fund for every U.S. citizen born in the U.S.  After age 18, the money can be accessed but only used for certain "human and financial capital investments" like buying a house or paying for higher education.  At birth, every child will be given $1,000 deposit into their new "Opportunity" account managed by the Treasury Department.  Funds will accrue about 3 percent interest.

The Ever More Delusional Left.  [Democrats] believe they are going to win back the House in November and are not shy about what they plan to do with their restored majority.  They vow to begin investigations into every aspect of Trump's past, to impeach him, to impeach Judge Kavanaugh.  Some Democrats even want to impeach Clarence Thomas! [...] They promise to repeal the Trump tax cuts.  Kamala Harris wants to hand out money, $5000, to poor people.  Cory Booker has suggested giving a "nest egg" to poor kids — $50,000 handed to kids so they can buy a house or car!  Sure.  That will work since kids are so responsible with money.  Pelosi plans to use "subpoena power," apparently to destroy anyone she deems worthy of destruction.

Wolves in Wolves' Clothing.  As the economy kept booming and things overseas calmed down, the Democrats found it harder to run a campaign strictly against either the ogre or the incompetent Trump.  So they stayed on the offensive and did not bother to hide their agendas of open borders, "Medicare for All," abolishing ICE, identity politics quotas, radical feminism, abortion on demand, and climate change hysterias.  And they were quite lupine in their sincerity even as the public insidiously began to tune them out.  The first disaster was disrupting senate confirmation hearings, on the part of both senators and paid operatives in the gallery.

Not Guilty:  The Tea Party and Violence.  [W]ith the help of fake news media, Democrats/leftists have deceived many Americans into believing that Conservatives, Republicans, Christians, and Tea Party people are the hateful aggressors.  We are not.  We are the ones minding our own business.  Meanwhile, Democrats/leftists are demanding that we stop celebrating Christmas and Easter.  Democrats/leftists demand that teachers stop addressing students as boys and girls; deeming it hateful and discriminatory.  Democrats/leftists are demanding that they be allowed to kill babies even after they are born.  Democrats/leftists are demanding that schools assist students with abortions and sex changes without parental knowledge or consent.  Democrats/leftists demanded that prayer and Bibles be banned in schools, while mandating that LGBTQ lessons become mandatory in public schools.  LGBTQ lessons include instructions on [details omitted by The Editor].

The Democrats' 2020 Platform:  Free Everything For Everybody!  The Democrats have a whole new plan to win the White House in 2020:  Free money for everybody.  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermontistan) has a plan to give college tuition to all students for "free" — if by free he means $75 billion in taxpayer cash.  Then again, Sanders supports a 90% tax bracket and redistribution of wealth, just like Robin Hood.  Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old former bartender who's the darling of the mainstream media and touted by Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez as the "future of our party" — has a plan for free health care for everyone.  Guess how much "free" costs:  Try $32.6 trillion over 10 years, according to a new study.  That averages out to $3.26 trillion a year — almost exactly what the government took in last year in total tax revenue!

Nancy Pelosi Details Democrats' Plan for Open Borders: 'I Don't See Any of Us Voting for Wall Funding'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) says that if the Democrats take back the House in the 2018 midterm elections, none of them will vote for President Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.  In an interview with Politico, Pelosi detailed her plans — or lack thereof — for the U.S.-Mexico border and national immigration policy, which does not include Trump's proposed border wall.  "I don't see any of us voting for wall funding," Pelosi said.  "We have a responsibility to secure our borders," Pelosi said.  "There are ways to do that that are consistent with civilization, humanitarianism, and who we are as a nation.  We have to remove all doubt about that."

Democrats want to repeal Trump's tax cuts and replace them with payouts for the poor.  With midterm elections 2½ weeks away and the 2020 presidential race around the corner, prominent Democrats are embracing an ambitious idea:  Repeal and replace the $1.5 trillion Republican tax plan.  The proposals would get rid of the tax cuts and, in turn, funnel that money into government-guaranteed cash for low- and middle-income households.  Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., announced a plan this week that would give working families up to $6,000 each year, with the option of receiving monthly payments.  Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., outlined a similar idea last year.  A bill from Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., would allow family caregivers and students to receive the money as well.

Why There Are No 'Conservative' Democrats.  For many years CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie has been pointing out that there are no "conservative" Democrats left at the national level.  There are some smart politicians, such as West Virginia's Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, who try to look conservative by giving lip service to some conservative issues.  However, when push comes to shove, say on defunding Planned Parenthood, rather than risk being marginalized they side with their Far-Left liberal leaders California Rep. Nancy Pelosi and New York Senator Charles Schumer.  And the same dynamic is now at work further and further down the Democratic Party's food chain, as a recent report from Pennsylvania demonstrates.

25 Reasons I'm Not a Democrat.  [#25] Liberalism, socialism, communism, fascism, and Nazism are all branches of the same rotten tree and will lead to roughly similar bloody and totalitarian outcomes if given enough time and power.

Democrats Trolling For New Voters Among Convicted Drug Dealers.  As the nation struggles to come to grips with the opioid crisis and all of the families impacted by this lethal threat, Democrats in Ohio are more concerned with wooing the support of the drug dealer lobby.  Issue 1 is the initiative on the ballot on November 6 calling for a statewide constitutional amendment titled the "Drug and Criminal Justice Policies Initiative."  It should've been called the "Drug Dealer Amnesty Act."  Issue 1 is disguised as prison reform to emphasize drug treatment over incarceration.  I say "disguised" because Issue 1 is really about increasing Democrat voter turnout — not promoting serious policy reform.  That's why radical left-wing billionaires who don't even live in Ohio, such as George Soros, have spent millions to get Issue 1 on the ballot and support its passage.

Now Democrats Want To 'Expand The House Of Representatives'.  When all else fails, change the system.  Leftist luminaries, who weren't able to stop the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, suggested in the aftermath that Americans should consider reforming the Senate.  Reminded that expanding the Senate would require a Constitutional Amendment, they've now, apparently, resorted to "reforming" the other half of the bicameral legislature, the House of Representatives.  NBC News reports that some Democratic activists are suggesting that to even out the "balance of power," the size of the House should grow as much as double its current size.

Midterm madness — Elizabeth Warren, other Dems embrace victimhood as a political platform.  We are a people who chose freedom and liberty rooted in a sense of virtue over despair and hopelessness.  And with courage, sacrifice, and an indomitable spirit and an abiding faith in God, we won our independence and eventually created the greatest country in the world.  Powerful forces in today's Democratic Party though, are at war with that fundamental understanding of the American story.  In fact, many think the founding of our country was inherently corrupt and even illegitimate, and they have made a decision to run against that version of America.  In the absence of an actual plan to grow American prosperity and keep us safe, Democrats are embracing victimhood as a political platform this midterm cycle.

The Rise of the Dazis and Mob Rule.  The Democrat Socialists support illegal voting, even to the point of openly encouraging it in speeches and through using their elected positions to facilitate illegal voting and to cover up for illegal voting, because it destroys confidence in the hallmark of the republic which is the vote.  Democrat Socialists promote the concept of free education, free meals, free everything as a way to illustrate some inequality and to show that inequality as a failure of the current political system.  This emboldens support for the mob actions it takes to "rectify" this inequality.  But, there is no inequality that can be solved by edict, law, gift or theft, it is much more complicated than that, but Democrat Socialists pretend that it is simple, take from those who have and give to those who do not.  But that is immoral, an immorality that they overcome by casting it as racist or sexist.  For this, they need the mob.

Midterm Elections:  Why Aren't Democrats Telling Voters What They'll Do If They Win?  When Republicans took control of Congress in 1994 and 2010, they ran on clear legislative agendas.  So far, the Democrats have offered voters nothing of substance in the upcoming midterm elections, other than promising to endlessly investigate President Trump.

Hillary Advocates Violence Unless Democrats Win.  The embattled Supreme Court nominee secured 50 votes in the Senate and was sworn in as Justice Brett Kavanaugh.  The Democrats knew that they would lose so they turned the appointment into a dramatic confrontation that was so outrageous at this point NOBODY in their right mind would ever again throw their hat into the ring.  This was all staged and it is intended to be taken all the way into 2020.  My live sources say the strategy will make Kavanaugh as a poster child and they will label him as a rapist from here on out.  We have crossed the line.  There is no going back.

The Left's Next Big Thing.  The Democrats are the Wile E. Coyotes of the political world.  They are constantly introducing new tactics, new weapons, and new tricks, always acting under the impression that circumstances consistently bend their way and that nothing can go wrong, nor can these new tricks be used against them.  Back in the early '70s, they lowered the voting age to 18, assured that all those late teens would vote for them.  They went instead for Richard Nixon.  More recently, the half-clever Harry Reid cut the Senate votes needed for confirmation of federal judges to a simple majority, which pushed through a large cohort of Obama appointments — but also laid the basis for the GOP doing the same thing with the Supreme Court appointment of Neil Gorsuch.

Democrats' 'socialism' prescription is a war on the poor.  The most striking difference between Democrats and Republicans is not their views on #MeToo, affirmative action or the Supreme Court:  It's how they view the economy.  Republicans deplore socialism.  But more than half of Democrats view socialism favorably, according to Gallup.  The Democratic Party's left flank is turning the midterm elections into a referendum on capitalism.  Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and dozens of other federal and state candidates protest that our economic system is unjust and needs an overhaul.  They demand radical changes like giving workers control of 40 percent of corporate-board seats, and making boards serve vague goals like social justice instead of maximizing profits.  They're also pushing for huge minimum-wage hikes.

The Radical Roots of Democratic Party Dogma.  Were there any doubt, the late fight over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court proved we are no longer dealing with your grandparents' Democratic Party. [...] Today's Democratic Party is the party of identity politics, open borders, and globalism.  A party that once championed economic security for all Americans, regardless of skin color or religion, now peddles in specialized appeals to blacks, Latinos, women, gays, migrants, and Muslims.  For starters.

Democrats' latest excuse:  Blame the Constitution.  Democrats suffered a stinging loss in the fight over Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, and have concluded that the constitutional system is to blame.  You see, if only the Founders hadn't forged the Great Compromise between large states and small states at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, giving each state equal representation in the US Senate, they would have defeated Brett Kavanaugh handily.  It's only because smaller red states have two senators just like larger blue states that the judge got confirmed.

Democrats' New Strategy:  Destroy The Institutions Of American Government.  In the aftermath of Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court, Democrats have come up with a plan.  According to The New York Times, Brian Fallon, top spokesman for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, says that Democrats should consider extreme measures.  What measures are more extreme than slandering a judicial nominee as a gang rapist?  Why, simply packing the court, FDR style! [...] Democrats aren't afraid that the Court will do its job — they're afraid that the Court doing its job will mean checks and balances actually work.  So instead, they want to do away with the Court as a functioning institution.

Democrats Have Become A Dangerous Threat To Our Institutions.  When modern Democrats talk about preseving "norms," traditions," or even the "Constitution," they're really talking about preserving their preferred policies.  We know this because "liberals" have shown themselves not only willing to destroy the legitimacy of institutions like the presidency, the Senate, and Supreme Court to protect those policies, they're willing to break down basic norms of civility, as well.  Take the example of Hillary Clinton.  In the very first sentence in her new scaremongering essay, which makes the case that America's "democratic institutions and traditions are under siege," she attacks our democratic institutions and traditions.

The Democrats' Constitution Problem.  Now that Brett Kavanaugh has acceded to the Supreme Court, the time is at hand to get to the bottom of this beef.  What was it that so deranged the Democrats that they were willing to try to destroy the good name of a distinguished nominee?  Was it abortion, as some suggest?  Or allegations of sexual assault?  Or the nominee's alleged lying about his time in President George W. Bush's White House?  All of that malarky may have played a role in triggering the Democrats, but our own estimate is that their quarrel is something else.  It is increasingly evident that the Democrats are chafing under the Constitution itself.  Every one of them who holds federal, state, or local office has had to swear to the parchment (the Constitution so requires). They are, though, unhappy about it and want it changed.

The Democratic Ten Commandments.  The Kavanaugh-Ford hearing was excruciating to watch but nevertheless instructive.  The entire nation came face to face with the neon glare of the nastiness that is now the Democratic Party.  Decent Democrats still exist, but either they fail to pay attention and, therefore, function on tradition only or their education has so failed them that they have no idea that the party has gone off the deep end.  They don't know there is a deep end. [...] America built its laws on the basis of the Ten Commandments.  Those commandments are good guides for any society.  Any civilization made up of people who largely govern themselves along those lines will be a free, peaceful, and prosperous nation.  History demonstrates that.  But Democratic policies are at odds with the entirety of these guidelines; they have developed their own Decalogue.

Where do we go from here?  The Democrats' shameful treatment of Robert Bork in 1987 has distorted our politics — not just the politics of the Supreme Court — for the last 30 years.  But the slanders the Democratic Party directed toward [Brett] Kavanaugh were, if anything, even more disgraceful.  We will feel their impact for many years to come.

Connecticut Communists Keep Obama "Dream" Alive.  The Communist Party USA helped put Barack Obama into power and now they're helping to build a "peoples movement" on his coattails.  From a Communist Party USA's Peoples Weekly World article by party members Dorothy Johnson and Joelle Fishman.  The Brian Steinberg quoted is also a party membe, as was the late WEB DuBois.  "The Peoples Weekly World 35th Annual African American History Month celebrations in Connecticut last weekend had overflow crowds in Hartford and New Haven including many young people.

A Showdown Like No Other.  This is a two-front war; the Democrats are trying to block a conservative majority on the Supreme Court and are trying to bait the president and his Senate colleagues into language and actions that would inflame the hypersensitive and volatile feminist-activist vote and deliver the Congress to the Democrats in the midterm elections.

Dem. Keith Ellison Wants to Flood Minnesota and the U.S. with 110,000 Refugees in 2019.  Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) is leading an effort to try to force President Trump to boost the number of refugees permanently resettled in the United States over the next fiscal year by more than 300 percent.  Ellison is the Democrat nominee for the statewide office of attorney general in Minnesota.  He holds a slight lead in the most recent polls over his Republican opponent, Doug Wardlow, and is currently entangled in allegations of sexual abuse by two women.  The issue of refugee resettlement has become a hot topic in the state's gubernatorial race between GOP nominee Jeff Johnson and Democrat nominee Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN).

The Democrats and Keyser Soze.  Millions of us are neither hard-core Republicans nor diehard Trump fans, but we know we could never join with the left in general or the Democrats in particular.  This is because we see the Democrats as the party of partial-birth abortion (and selling dismembered baby parts thereafter), relentlessly sexualizing children who make it into the world, incessantly dividing people by race, purveyors of lies and profanity, hateful accusers of Christianity and traditional mores, control addicts and tormentors of those who dissent, the political arm of the angry mob.

How 57,000 Communists and Socialists are Taking over the Democratic Party.  The Epoch Times has made this video of my recent expose of the Communist/Socialist plan to massively infiltrate the Democratic Party.  [Video clip]

We Are Finally Getting Rid Of The Treacherous Sissies Who Used To Control The GOP.  [Scroll down]  Kavanaugh is a boomerang that can come back and knock the Democrats out.  They counted on stripping off the suburban women's vote that had been going GOP.  But those suburban women have sons, brothers, and husbands whose lives can be ruined in an instant over some uncorroborated baloney from three decades ago if the Democrat's new rules go into effect.  A vote for a Democrat is a vote against due process, a vote against justice, and a vote against men.

Here's How To Successfully Debate A Democratic Socialist.  [Scroll down]  Lesson 2.  Stress that Democratic Socialism Is Not New or Better.  DSA leadership's stated goals are the same goals declared by murderous communists Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro, and many other socialists in the past , which shows democratic socialism is not that much different from what we've seen before.  Here is more proof.  I read my opponent the following quote:
  •   "We demand profit sharing in big business.
  •   We demand a broad extension of care for the aged.
  •   We ask that the government undertake the obligation above all of providing citizens with adequate opportunity for employment and earning a living.
  •   In order to make possible to every capable and industrious citizen the attainment of higher education and thus the achievement of a post of leadership, the government must provide an all-around enlargement of our entire system of public education.  We demand the education at government expense of gifted children of poor parents.
  •   The government must undertake the improvement of public health-by protecting mother and child, by prohibiting child labor, by the greatest possible support for all clubs concerned with the physical education of youth."
I asked her if these statements sound similar to what democratic socialists stand for, and she nodded.  Then I revealed that they were excerpts from the 1920 declaration of the National Socialist Workers Party of Germany, more commonly known as Nazis.

When will Democrats wake up and resist the socialists' scheme to take over their party?  When President Obama embraced "Medicare for All" earlier this month, it was a remarkable moment.  Not because the proposal will be adopted (it won't) or because the price tag would bankrupt the nation (it would).  Rather, it was a remarkable moment because a former American president played the role of enabler for the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).  Indeed, Obama's endorsement was a moment of great celebration for an organization that for years has plotted to hijack the Democratic Party and use it as a parasitic host to remake the nation.

Socialism at its finest:  Most NY kids can't get any of that 'free' education.  Back in the Occupy days, "free education for all" was the daily socialist battle cry.  And sure enough, New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo eventually handed it to them in a much ballyhooed rollout, of free scholarships to all New York residents, to any state school, in 2017.  Free stuff!  The protesters won! [...] Turns out the free rides weren't so free, actually.  Seventy percent of New York's students got rejected for them, and not because they couldn't read or something.

America in Throes of a Bloodless Revolution.  Had everything gone according to plan, Hillary Clinton would have been elected, and all the corruption would have been buried way down deep.  Two more ultraliberal rubber-stamp Supreme Court Justices would have been appointed, the borders would have been completely opened up and a method developed for granting these individuals citizenship — and voting rights granted to undocumented immigrants — and our government would have turned into a one-party monopoly, without any way to defeat it.  Guns would have eventually been confiscated, tax cuts never passed, the military gutted, coal mining banned, domestic fracking and petroleum exploration abandoned and business-killing federal restrictions put in force.  Yes, entitlements would balloon.  The national debt would double, perhaps triple, and eventually cause the kind of inflation we can't even imagine.

Gillibrand: I Never Meant Abolish ICE When I Said 'Abolish ICE'.  Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) said her past comments about eliminating Immigration and Customs Enforcement have been taken out of context.  She suggested commentators misconstrued her words by not focusing on her call to replace ICE with a reformed agency.  "Give it a new name and a new directive," the New York senator told the editorial board of The Post-Star in an effort to clarify her view.  In June, Gillibrand told CNN's Chris Cuomo she does not think ICE is working as intended.  "I believe that it has become a deportation force, and I think you should separate out the criminal justice from the immigration issues, and I think you should reimagine ICE under a new agency with a very different mission, and take those two missions out."

Why even moderate Democrats are moving left and changing what it means to be centrist.  A wave of liberal candidates running for office since Donald Trump's election has pushed the Democratic Party to the left, a shift that — culminating Thursday [9/13/2018] with the year's final primary in New York — has changed what it means to be a centrist, or progressive, member of the party.  Gone are the moderate Democrats of yesteryear who opposed abortion rights, talked about border crackdowns or supported a Balanced Budget Amendment.  Instead, candidates who believe in a litany of unapologetically progressive positions — especially on social issues — are now the norm, even in battleground districts with a recent history of backing Republicans.

The Democrats:  The Party of Resistance.  The Political Party That Is Never Wrong is led by septuagenarians who are exhausted and feckless, and they are about to be replaced by greenhorns who are self-proclaimed Socialists.  That is to say, the septuagenarians are about to be replaced by Machiavels whose politics are at best lifted from the European left or at worst lifted from Venezuelans, some of whom have to stand in line for toilet paper.  The Democrats, at various times in our history, have called themselves Liberals, Progressives, the left, and now Socialists.  They claim that history has been on their side since at least the French Revolution.  Every major achievement by mankind in such areas as philosophy, science, government, warfare, and — forget not — women's studies and sex hygiene have been achieved by the American left. [...] Accepting defeat is quite incomprehensible to the left.  That is why every contested presidential election of the modern era — in fact, every contested presidential election in any era — has been contested by the left, not the right.

Leftists Are Now Advocating Racial Segregation.  If you don't like a leftist position, just wait a while.  It'll change.  A good example of this is how while liberals fought racial segregation decades ago, now they increasingly are advocating it.  Just consider that at George Mason University (GMU) recently, a separate orientation was held for black students.  As The College Fix reports, "The event was called the 'Black Freshman Orientation.'  Hosted by the Black Student Alliance, the additional orientation occurred on August 25 at the university.  It has become an annual event there."  "Incoming black freshmen at GMU did not have to attend the Black Freshman Orientation, and if they decided to attend, they still were required to go to the university's regular orientation as well, according to the university," the site continues.

University hosts separate orientation for black freshmen.  Incoming freshmen at George Mason University recently had the opportunity to attend another orientation created specifically for black students.  The event was called the "Black Freshman Orientation."  Hosted by the Black Student Alliance, the additional orientation occurred on August 25 at the university.  It has become an annual event there.  Incoming black freshmen at GMU did not have to attend the Black Freshman Orientation, and if they decided to attend, they still were required to go to the university's regular orientation as well, according to the university.

Read A Pile Of Top Nazis Talking About How They Love Leftist Marxism.  [Scroll down]  The right consists of free-market capitalists, who think the individual is the primary political unit, believes in property rights, and are generally distrustful of government by unaccountable agencies and government solutions to social problems.  They view family and civil institutions, such as church, as needed checks on state power.  These people don't think government should force a business to provide employee birth control or think law should coerce bakers to make cakes against their conscience. [...] The left believes the opposite.  They distrust the excesses and inequality capitalism produces.  They give primacy to group rights and identity.  They believe factors like race, ethnicity, and sex compose the primary political unit.  They don't believe in strong property rights.

I Really Don't Feel Like Submitting To Socialist Tyranny.  Do You?  Socialism's legacy is heaps of bloody corpses scattered across a landscape of hunger and despair, but the youthful neo-commie hipsters infesting our colleges and coastal cities want to give it another try here and now since they're smart and they won't screw it up this time.  Uh huh.  Because when I look at millennials, I see a generation of achievers — achieving unbroken eye contact with their iPhones, achieving hitherto unimagined heights of undeserved self-regard, and achieving convincing their parents to support them into middle age.  If anyone can make socialism work — by which I mean the pipe dream of it not being a slaughterhouse of soul crushing tyranny — it's these winners.

The NY Times Op-Ed:  Another Page from the Left's Utopian Playbook.  Before we lose our minds over the New York Times' anonymous op-ed, we should remind ourselves about who the leftists are. [...] As conservatives, why do we not agree with them?  That answer varies, but usually it is because we find their ideas foolish.  Ideas like "equality," "tolerance," "flourishing," and "social justice" sound like wonderful concepts.  Conservatives are not against these ideals, which leftists claim to tout.  The problem for most conservatives is that we don't believe that these goals are attainable through the methods the left provides, if at all.  The vision the left has of a good society seems, to most conservatives, like a lot of dreams that don't match anything in the real world.  They are the descriptions of a society that exists nowhere and never will exist.  The left believes, in other words, in Utopia.

Luxury Socialism and the End of the Working Left.  Luxury Socialism has won the free college battle on the Democrat side and is pushing onward to Guaranteed Minimum Income or welfare-for-all.  Deploying universal welfare during a period of huge job growth and record low unemployment isn't a response to economic deprivation.  It's "Luxury for All".  Luxury for All is the inevitable next step for a welfare state that is running out of things to cover.  Who needs necessities, when the government can give you luxuries?  The massive wealth of a revived economy has to go somewhere.  The manufactured homelessness crisis has swallowed billions, but there's only so much money that the left can divert into its own infrastructure by exploiting the mentally ill.  And the homeless are also less likely to vote.

The Intoxicating Effects of Socialist Benevolence.  Consider, for example, the actor Jim Carrey, who recently told Bill Maher that "We have to say yes to socialism — to the word and everything.  We have to stop apologizing."  What a card!  Were socialism to be instituted in the United States, one of the first things that would happen is that people like Jim Carrey — estimated net worth, $150 million — would be instantly pauperized.  For what are the two fundamental pillars of socialism?  The abolition of private property and the equalization of wealth.

Bernie Sanders Wants Jeff Bezos To Pay For The Welfare State — What Could Go Wrong?  Bernie Sanders, who never held a steady job until he started getting paid by taxpayers, thinks Amazon should pay its workers more.  And if it doesn't, he wants to tax Amazon for each "underpaid" employee, to finance government benefits.  Even Bernie's friends think he's off the rails.

Trump Hits Gavin Newsom:  Open Borders + Free Health Care for Illegal Aliens = 500 Million People!  President Donald Trump mocked California's Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom from the stage at a rally in Billings, Montana, on Thursday evening [9/6/2018], noting that his twin policies of open borders and free health care for illegal aliens were absurd together.  Newsom, the former mayor of San Francisco, is now running for governor in the November elections.  He has embraced the "single payer" or "Medicare for all" policy currently in vogue among "progressives" — though he has no plan to pay for it.

I Gave a Speech to 1200 State Legislators at ALEC.  "We are in the midst of a constitutional crisis," I argued, the likes of which we have not seen since the Civil War."  Then I said to them, here's what you should be afraid of:  "The Democratic Party is now a socialist party.  It is driven by identity politics, a form of cultural Marxism, which is racist and collectivist — the antithesis of what the American founding was about.  The current leadership of the Democratic Party views America as a society of racial and sexual hierarchies that need to be reversed.  This is a doctrine incompatible with a Constitution opposed to the characterization of individuals by race, gender and ethnic origin — a Constitution specifically designed to protect individual rights and individual equality, regardless of race, creed and origin."  When my speech was done, I got a standing ovation from the legislators, and even cheers.  However, not everyone was happy.

Obama Pushes Free College, Putting Workers on Business' Boards of Directors, and "Medicare for All".  Regarding college, he says he wants students to leave college "debt-free." He doesn't say how to do this.  The only plausible way is to make taxpayers pay for their college.  Certainly he's not demanding that colleges cut their tuition costs and bureaucrat salaries!

Obama endorses 'Medicare for All' in campaign rollout.  Former President Barack Obama on Friday endorsed an idea being pushed by liberal Democrats to give everyone coverage under Medicare, calling it one of the "good new ideas" that Democrats are promoting.  "Democrats aren't just running on good old ideas like a higher minimum wage, but on good new ideas like 'Medicare for All,'" Obama said in a speech delivered in Urbana, Ill., Friday [8/31/2018] that was intended to kick off his midterm election campaigning.

Democrat vows to impeach Clarence Thomas if elected.  A Democrat running for the U.S. House in Massachusetts has made an unusual political promise:  Put me in Congress and I'll impeach Justice Clarence Thomas for sexual harassment and perjury.  State Sen. Barbara L'Italien said the promise would be part of a broad assault on sexual abuse at the highest levels of the U.S. government that also would include congressional hearings about claims made by many women about President Trump.  At Justice Thomas's confirmation hearings in 1991, Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment — one of the first such cases made against a public figure.  Justice Thomas vehemently denied the charges, calling them a "high-tech lynching" against an "uppity" black man.

Andrew Gillum Affirms Plans to Abolish ICE, Establish 'Medicare for All'.  Appearing on CNN Wednesday morning [8/29/2018], Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, the Bernie Sanders-endorsed Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee, reaffirmed his support for abolishing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and implementing universal health care in the Sunshine State.

Why California's Gavin Newsom campaigns for free health care for illegals.  Gavin Newsom, leading candidate for governor of California, and a Democrat, has a new goodie on offer:  free health care for the state's three million illegals.  The former mayor of San Francisco said so in this podcast, explaining that there is no reason not to "wait around" to extend Medi-Cal coverage to anyone who asks, regardless of immigration status.

Dem Gubernatorial Candidate:  Gov't Should Pay for Universal Health Care for Illegal Immigrants.  Gavin Newsom, Democratic candidate for governor of California, said on liberal podcast "Pod Save America" that the state government should pay for universal health care for illegal immigrants.  In the episode, released Tuesday, the candidate and current lieutenant governor of California touted his involvement in San Francisco having "the only universal health care plan for all undocumented residents in America."  "I did universal health care when I was mayor — fully implemented, regardless of pre-existing condition, ability to pay, and regardless of your immigration status.  San Francisco is the only universal health care plan for all undocumented residents in America.  Very proud of that," Newsom said.  "I'd like to see that extended to the rest of the state."

Hollywood Elites Gush over Socialist Andrew Gillum's Victory in Florida.  Hollywood elites gushed over the victory of Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum in Florida's Democratic primary for governor on Tuesday, after the socialist-backed candidate scored an upset victory over his more moderate opponents.  Gillum, who received the backing of prominent socialist figures including Sen. Bernie Sanders and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, defeated Rep. Gwen Graham and former mayor of Miami beach Phillip Levine with 34.3 percent of the vote.  He was also endorsed and funded by left-wing billionaires such as Tom Steyer and George Soros.

The Party Of Free Stuff And Illegal Aliens Is Not The Workingman's Friend.  Just this week the Democratic Party in Florida nominated Far Left Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum for Governor.  Gillum, an outspokenly progressive African-American, is the candidate of Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders and Far-Left billionaire Tom Steyer, founder of the "Need to Impeach" super PAC.  According to reporting by The New Yorker's Benjamin Wallace-Wells, Gillum's campaign platform calls for a steep corporate-tax increase to pay for a billion-dollar boost in public-education spending, a repeal of Florida's Stand Your Ground law, Medicare for all, and a fifteen-dollar-an-hour minimum wage, abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the impeachment of the President.

The Party Of Free Stuff And Illegal Aliens Is Not The Workingman's Friend.  Democrats once passed themselves off as the party of the working guy; pro-union, pro-American manufacturing, pro-infrastructure and anti-communist, but today's Democratic Party looks nothing like the party of Franklin Delano Roosevelt or John F. Kennedy.  In the age of Donald Trump Democrats have become, not the party of the American working man, but the party Trump companies come backof free stuff and illegal aliens.  Leading Democrats, such as Senators Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio have called for the abolition of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency — which would in effect open America's borders to the entire world.  Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders has long-advocated debt-free college and the Democrats' marquee congressional candidate, New York Democratic-Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made free college and Medicare for all hallmarks of her campaign.

Democrats Support Criminals.  One would think politicians on both sides of the aisle would give preference to fellow Americans and champion voters' safety, given that taxpayers fund their salaries and hold the power to elect and remove politicians from office.  But dangerously, the Democratic Party has swung so far to the left that its members — including its leadership in Washington — care more about undocumented immigrants' well-being than protecting American families.

The Democratic Party versus the Jewish People.  I understand that most American Jews do not want to hear this message, but there is no getting away from certain obvious political truths.  The progressive-left and the Democratic Party believe that the Jewish people of the Middle East, in the form of Israel, are not humane to the Palestinian-Arabs.  What this means is that if the Democratic Party gains power in the forthcoming US midterm elections they will turn against Israel in a harsh manner, because they are already in the process of doing so.  We can see this very clearly from the upcoming candidates that the Democrats are fielding.

Millennials May Love Socialism, But Socialism Won't Love Them Back.  Americans' heavy flirtation with socialism continues, and nowhere is that more evident than in America's youth.  For many millennials, socialism appears to be both a viable and desirable replacement for capitalism.  It isn't, on any level.

The November Election Is About Illegal Alien Crime.  If you're cool with Americans being butchered by illegal aliens, this November you should vote Democrat.  They're certainly cool with Americans being butchered by illegal aliens.  Oh, in theory they would probably prefer that the foreigners sneaking into our country in defiance of the laws we American citizens made through our elected representatives would stop butchering Americans.  They don't particularly want your kids to be butchered.  They just want uncontrolled illegal immigration more than your kids' safety.  So, they've made a choice to be the party of illegal immigration.  And the resulting body count is a price Democrats are willing to pay to replace an electorate of Normal Americans who refuse to obey.  The Democrats are the party of No Borders, of Abolish ICE, and of murdered Americans.

Texas Dems Call for Decriminalizing Border Crossing.  Crossing the border illegally should no longer be a criminal matter, three Texas Democrats running for national office said over the weekend.  Senate candidate Rob O'Rourke, gubernatorial candidate Lupa [sic] Valdez, and House candidate Veronica Escobar all backed the proposal, the Huffington Post reports.  Illegally crossing the border is currently a criminal act under federal law, with an associated fine and maximum of six months jail time for the first offense.  The Trump administration took advantage of this fact in its "zero tolerance" policy, which required U.S. Attorneys in the border states to charge every violator criminally, rather than waiving prosecution and immediately deporting.

Texas AG Says Dems' Call to Decriminalize Illegal Entry Could 'Cost Lives'.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Sunday on "Fox & Friends" that a push by three Democrats running for office in the state to decriminalize illegal entry could cost lives.  Paxton said that the issue is "a little scary" and that simply advocating for more open borders could draw more people to cross illegally.  "The reality is we already struggle with this," he said.  "It's going to cost lives if we go down this path."

Agenda for 2020 Democrat National Convention.  This could be parody.  This could be prescient.  It is the DNC agenda:
  •   Proceedings begin as Colin Kaepernick leads the delegates in taking a knee for the US flag.
  •   Pledge of allegiance to the United Nations.
  •   Native American blessing given by Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
  •   Andrew Cuomo introduces Democrats' 2020 campaign slogan, "America Was Never That Great."
  •   A vote on replacing all gender pronouns with "it."
  •   A vote on giving illegal aliens the right to vote in all elections... twice. [...]
  •   To mark the DNC's return from the midday adjournment, Bill Ayers denounces America as he steps on the US flag.
  •   A salute to the Young Democrat Socialist Death Cult of America, led by Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders.
  •   John Podesta offers tips on how to create an unhackable email password.
  •   Chelsea Clinton speaks.  There can be no joke line here, speaks for itself.
  •   Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama one-up each other on their Iran policies. [...]

Liberals are a Danger to All of Us.  Venezuela was the richest country in Latin America only 20 years ago.  That's when they practiced capitalism.  Then socialist Hugo Chavez took over.  He modeled Venezuela after the Cuban model.  Today there is no food on shelves, very little water, no gas available in an oil-rich country, no toilet paper.  The proud people of Venezuela are eating out of dumpsters and garbage cans.  Days ago, it got much worse.  The socialist president of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro devalued the currency overnight by 96 percent.  This is one of the largest currency devaluations in world history.  Inflation is now officially 1 million percent in Venezuela.  But have no fear.  Venezuela's socialist leader introduced bold new policies to save the country.  His solutions to the unfolding disaster?  Higher taxes, subsidized gas prices and a massive minimum wage increase.  Do you recognize those solutions?  Those are the exact prescriptions of Democrat politicians in America.

What to Expect if Democrats Win the Midterms.  [Scroll down]  The deluge of sensational news about families separated at the border this summer reveals that immigration will be an existential issue for the Democrats going forward.  Native-born Latinos like me will not be a reliable voting bloc for the left, so they will need constant infusions of Latin American, Asian, and Middle Eastern immigrants.  Democrats need them to enter the USA, get citizenship, and feel indebted to Democrats for at least one or two generations.  There is no way a Democratic Congress will get sworn in without bill after bill trying to institute open borders and an unconditional pathway to citizenship.

Economist: Liz Warren's Corporate Charter Bill Would Bring Venezuela's Socialism to the U.S.  Last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), one of the leading contenders for the 2020 Democratic nomination to face Donald Trump, sponsored a new bill that would shake up the economy on socialist lines.  A Fox News economist responded to this horrible idea by essentially asking, "Have you even heard of Venezuela?"  "Venezuela is a good example of what we should not be doing," Stuart Varney, a British-American economic consultant who graduated from the London School of Economics and hosts the Fox News show "Varney & Co.," said on "Fox & Friends" Monday morning [8/20/2018].  He then tied Venezuela's crisis to Sen. Elizabeth Warren's new bill.

Liberals Want Socialism, But Still Can't Define What Socialism is.  Many times, I have pointed out how liberals want socialism, but can't define the term.  When liberal claims they know how to define it, they stutter and spout off some crazy definition.  One even claimed it is the "ability to socialize. [...] Let's be honest, "free stuff" is never really free.  Someone has to pay.  Liberals don't care who pays, as long as they don't have to work for it.  As I have highlighted before, what happens when those paying run out of money?  Who gets to pay then?

Dem candidates embrace gun control in campaign for House takeover.  As the Democrats shift to the left on a number of issues from health care to immigration, they've already gone all in on one of the most contentious issues around — gun control[.]  A study by The Wall Street Journal found that of the 63 candidates on the House Democrats' campaign arm's list of seats to flip in November, 62 support expanded background checks for gun purchases.  While Dems have long pushed for gun control, there was a time when some candidates ignored the issue, included gun rights as part of their platform or even allied with the National Rifle Association.

How Support For Socialism Arises From Ingratitude.  The Progressives realized the American people were not ripe for the kind of revolutionary upheaval that had worked in Germany or Russia.  Consequently, their plan was to introduce government control of the American people little by little, progressively.  You have to give them credit:  They have made remarkable "progress."  Today, in moments of candor, they come right out and state that they intend to regulate every aspect of people's lives.  That is, of course, precisely what the Nazis and the rulers of the U.S.S.R. aimed for.  Is regulating every aspect of people's lives going to work any better this time simply because it is being introduced step-by-step instead of suddenly?  By failing to appreciate the free market's gift of prosperity and by failing to appreciate the American founders' gift of liberty, we put ourselves in jeopardy.

The Agenda That Dare Not Speak Its Name.  The Democrats have decided that agendas are overrated. [...] Party leadership has declared that it's every cis-het man for himself.  "We trust our candidates to know their districts and the challenges facing their communities better than anyone," House campaign chair Ben Ray Luján tells the New York Times.  Translation:  If you are Conor Lamb, run as a gun-friendly champion of the working class.  If you are Rashida Tlaib, feel free to announce that you would vote against aid for Israel and to call for bi-nationalism that would end the Jewish State.  Texas Democrat Colin Allred, following Hillary Clinton, says everyone should be able to buy into Medicare.  Maine Democrat Jared Golden, following Bernie Sanders, says, "We need to move towards a universal health care system, like Medicare-for-all."

Bernie Sanders Calls America 'Immoral and Wrong'... Says The Man Who's Been Living Off The Feds His Entire Life.  Senator Bernie Sanders is such a con.  He talks about how we're going to have free this and free that but never talks about how it will be paid for.  He must think money grows on trees.  Sanders has come out more and more lately to be the socialist he's always been because it's en vogue with the clueless young liberals who really do believe that money grows on trees.  Notice how he calls for medicare for all and free college tuition, but not one person on the panel pressed him for how we would pay for it!  He's shaming Americans if they don't agree with the "human right" to have this or that freebie.  Amazing how he calls Republicans "intellectually bankrupt" when it's clear he needs to read up on how to balance a budget.

Turns out, Democrats really are turning to socialism.  You know how you've been hearing all this cockamamie talk about the Democratic Party worried about losing so many elections that it's turning for a new platform to socialism?  It seems that's precisely what Democrats really like, especially the younger ones.  No, seriously.  New numbers prove it.

Democratic Socialism:  Who Knew That 'Free' Could Cost So Much?  Since the Democratic Party took a turn for the worse toward so-called democratic socialism, the party's leading lights have laid the promises on pretty thick.  Free Medicare for all!  Guaranteed income!  Guaranteed jobs!  Subsidized housing!  Free college!  Universal pre-school!  Wow, and all for free.  Well, not exactly.  In a devastating piece that appeared on the left-of-center web site Vox (to its credit), Manhattan Institute fellow Brian Riedl went through the simple math of what free actually costs.  It's a lot.

Democrats Going All In On 'Medicare For All'.  What was once merely a dream is now, many Democrats believe, only a couple of elections away.  But Medicare for All would be a nightmare for taxpayers and patients.  To take Congress, Democrats need to flip 23 House seats and two in the Senate.  Many party leaders posit that nationalizing the midterm elections around health care — specifically, the promise of Medicare for All — is a winning strategy.  That number will surely increase.  Old-guard Democrats are facing primary challengers on their left — and they're losing.

Kamala Harris Unable to Name a Legislative Accomplishment When Asked.  Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) told the Call Your Girlfriend podcast in an interview released Friday [8/10/2018] that serving on various congressional committees is her biggest "win."  Awkwardly, Harris struggled to name a specific legislative accomplishment the 2020 hopeful was a part of.

A Red Wave Coming, and it's NOT Republican.  There are many forms of a Socialist economic system, that can be divided into non-market and market forms and other variants.  But it's the control of the economy, businesses, property etc for the "collective good" of the community.  We'll keep it simple here with some links, but it stands in comprehensive contrast to the founding fathers' idea of freedom, capitalism and God-given rights.  Socialism has its origins in the 1789 French Revolution and the changes which it wrought, although it has precedents in earlier movements and ideas.  The Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in 1848, was just before the Revolutions of 1848 swept Europe.  In the last third of the 19th century, social democratic parties arose in Europe, drawing mainly from Marxism.  But face it, the facts and history of socialism is lost on today's illiterate multitudes.  They don't have either the time, inclination or intellect to investigate and appreciate the veracity of history.

Bernie and his army are losing 2018.  Sanders missed the boat on Ocasio-Cortez, then watched his endorsed candidates fall on Tuesday [8/7/2018] — a sign that his sway is limited heading into 2020.

The Pitiful Roots of Anti-Americanism.  The Progressives' failure is not a failure to enact their agenda.  They have dominated America politically for the past century.  FDR gave us really big government, and the federal government has become a scandal of fraud, waste, and abuse — a scandal that even the Big Government Press cannot keep hidden from us.  LBJ declared War on Poverty — and that war was lost.  Instead of eliminating poverty, the War on Poverty has made poverty more pathological, creating an underclass, often now described as "permanent," living on government handouts.  Even the Progressives' anti-Americanism was given free rein with the election of Barack Obama, who shared their obsession with "fundamentally transforming" America.  Yet wave after wave of electoral victory has not made American Progressives happy.  Whenever the voters put the Progressives in charge, the result is governmental metastasis and social catastrophe — by necessity.  The left is simply wrong about how things work.  It is easy to come up with programs that defy common sense.  It is also possible to use governmental power to impose those programs on society.  But the power of government can't make them work.

Make Socialism Scientific Again!  Remember the good old days when socialism was "scientific"? Keep in mind that the orthodox Marxism of "dialectical materialism" was understood as a scientific doctrine of history, not advocacy based on the abstract principles of egalitarianism.  But then socialism crashed and burned everywhere (except on college campuses), which is why today socialism comes to sight as a religious faith, a trait it always had from the beginning, which is why you often found cleric-scientists among the ranks of its enthusiasts in the 19th century.  Today I think socialism is more akin to witchcraft.

Bread and Circus Politics.  The masquerade is finally over:  Democrats are finally coming out as the socialists they've always pretended not to be.  Apparently they find it freeing — I find it refreshing.  Americans might finally get a clear choice moving forward between undisguised socialism and free market capitalism.  Now there are nearly a dozen Democratic gubernatorial candidates openly calling for a universal healthcare, single payer system, pounding the lectern and insisting that, by God, insurance is a human right.  But I'll tell you what it really is:  bread and circus politics.

No Borders, No Nation.  Following the election of Donald Trump in 2016, the DSA [Democratic Socialists of America] has enjoyed spectacular growth, recruiting legions of outraged Berniecrats from the failed Bernie Sanders campaign, as well as hordes of "Resistance" militants from the Hillary camp.  The DSA, reportedly, has mushroomed from 7,000 members and 15 local chapters in 2000 to 44,000 members and hundreds of chapters in 2018.  It has seized the open borders/no borders cause, which until very recently was only seriously proposed by such elements of the extreme Left as the Communist Party USA, the Revolutionary Communist Party, and La Raza (The Race), the ultra-radical Mexican irredentist group that seeks to reclaim the American southwest as "Aztlan" or "Mexifornia."

Walking Away From the Democrat Party.  A recent post on this site dealt with why the Democrat Party was dead-man walking.  Their survival is in jeopardy because of their focus on winning elections rather than helping the country.  They are out of ideas and limited to "buying" votes by creating dependency and hate.  That is why so many people are walking away from the Party.  Resistance and obstruction are not substitutes for strategy.  But, when you have no constructive plans or programs other than staying in power, harmful policies are better than no policies.  While short-term gimmicks can work for a while, they have limited value and are destructive to the long-term viability of the party.

Socialism's Downfall.  With the unexpected success of Bernie Sanders in the 2016 primaries and Democrats swooning over the newest face in the crowd, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, socialism — or its latest euphemism, "Democratic Socialism" — is the new hot-button issue of the American left and its Millennial allies, who are enamored by its egalitarian rhetoric.  Socialism has been ruinous everywhere it has been tried, yet this cabal is just the latest in a long line of true believers throughout the Western world, convinced that they are so exceptional that they can succeed where so many before them have failed.  Their naïvité oozes from every pore as they mindlessly rail against capitalism and tout the theoretical benefits of socialism.  Why has socialism failed everywhere it has been tried — and why does it continue to do so — despite the best efforts of the die-hard true believers in the United States and the rest of the world?

Could Universal Healthcare Bankrupt America?  The healthcare debate reignited this past week following the release of a new study from the Mercatus Center, a George Mason University research center.  After Mercatus crunched the numbers associated with transitioning the U.S. healthcare system to one wherein everyone is covered under Medicare, it determined that federal spending would swell by $33 trillion (yes, with a "t") by 2031.

The Mask Slips In Santa Barbara.  A little noticed detail in Santa Barbara's recent drive to criminalize plastic straws, which culminated in the Santa Barbara city council taking testimony from a nine-year-old about the planetary menace, has come to light in recent days.  During that council session, councilman Jesse Dominguez said the following in response to citizens who asked "what's next?":  "Unfortunately, common sense is just not common.  We have to regulate every aspect of people's lives."  Take that one in for a moment, for it expresses the core impulse of liberalism today.

Leftists Love the Memory Hole.  Practically every major motif in Orwell's book [1984] reflects on the tendencies of the left — in this country, on the Democrats and the bureaucratic state.  Who strives to prosecute — and persecute — thoughtcrime?  The left — through its takeover of academe and condemnation of "hate speech."  Are snowflakes protected from "pro-choicers" and "gun control advocates"?  No.  Snowflakes are pro-aborts and gun-grabbers.  They insist on receiving protection from the opposing points of view.  Leftists demand speech codes — and seek to enforce them even against the president.  Who practices Newspeak?  The left.  A great example is the profusion of terms applying to sexuality.  In how many venues are we compelled to accept such terms as "trans woman," "gender identity," and "polyamorist"?  How fiercely does the left seek to revise even the pronouns of the English language?  Can you say "xe"?  If the left gets its way, you're going to have to learn.  Talk about denying the evidence of your senses!  The ayatollahs of the leftist revisionism look at a crossdresser with a prominent Adam's apple and five o'clock shadow and call him a girl.  They demand that you call him a girl.  And they demand that you let him participate in girls' sports.  I hate the word "Orwellian" — but, hey, that's Orwellian!

Sorry, Democratic Socialists — you're still pushing poison.  In the crazy, topsy-turvy year of 2018, socialism is somehow on the rise in America.  To those of us unfortunate enough to have been born in the Soviet Union, this is troubling.  The new socialists say it's different this time.  They have a new name and everything:  "Democratic Socialism."  Don't buy it:  It's still based on the same old, failed redistributionist tenets as the old kind — the kind that gave rise to devastating failure in my family homeland.

Ben Shapiro: 'Socialism Violates Three of the Ten Commandments'.  Socialism, a leftwing ideology that calls for government ownership and control of the economy and civil society violates at least three of the Ten Commandments, said nationally syndicated columnist, New York Times bestselling author, and syndicated talk radio show host Ben Shapiro at the Young America's Foundation's National Conservative Student Conference on Thursday in Washington, D.C.  "Socialism violates three of the Ten Commandments," Shapiro told the crowd of mostly young activists and students.  "Idolatry, because you're not supposed to worship government, you're supposed to worship God."  "It violates the prescription against theft, because socialism is indeed theft even if you vote for the theft," he said.

Socialism and Equality.  Observing the media hijinks and economic moronity of Democrat hopeful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is prepared to increase taxation to unsustainable levels to pay for the socialist dream — "universal health care, tuition free higher education, and the 100 percent use of renewable energy, among other programs" — I could not help but reflect that infinity can be measured only by the extent of human stupidity.  Ocasio-Cortez, a lightweight even on the Bernie Sanders scale, is merely the latest in a long line of what we call today "democratic socialists" or "social justice warriors."  They are oblivious to the proven fact that socialism never works, that it has failed wherever it has been tried, that a centralized state and a command economy inevitably lead to rampant inefficiency, reduced incentive to compete and innovate, diminished production, economic stagnation, and ultimately to one or another version of the police state, [...]

New York Bill Mandates Three Months Paid Bereavement Leave.  We've seen all sorts of demands from the government mandating that private sector employers provide this or that benefit as part of employees' compensation packages.  One of the more famous ones of late has been the paid family leave issue.  While still under debate, you can find people on both sides of the aisle at least willing to consider that one, if not enthusiastically support it.  But in New York, there's a new measure awaiting approval which would really take paid leave to a new level.  If passed, employers in the Empire State would be required to offer three months (!) of paid leave for bereavement after the death of a family member.  And it applies to a significant range of family members, too.

The Democratic Party now belongs to Bernie Sanders.  A voice crying in the wilderness is supposed to be ignored, not rewarded with accolades and growing influence.  Bernie Sanders is the prophet with honor in the Democratic Party.  The former socialist gadfly is now the socialist trendsetter.  This doesn't mean he'll be the next Democratic nominee for president, or even run.  It doesn't mean that his ideas are good (I consider them godawful), or that they'll make for a salable platform for the Democratic Party (which I very much doubt).  It does mean that when it comes to domestic policy on the left, it's Bernie's world and the Democrats live in it.

Majority of Democrats:  Illegal Aliens Should be Given the Right to Vote.  A majority of Democrat voters now say that the 12 million illegal aliens currently residing in the United States should be given the right to vote.  In a new poll by Rasmussen Reports, a majority of 54 percent of Democrats said illegal aliens in the U.S. should be given the right to vote so long as they pay taxes.  Illegal aliens paying taxes ensures the identity theft of Americans.

Get Your Health Care for Nothing and Your Meds for Free.  When Bernie Sanders or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discuss Medicare-for-All, it reminds me of the Dire Straits tune, "Money for Nothing." [...] If they could just pass a few taxes and hospital payment cuts we would soon be dancing in the Elysian fields of socialized medicine.  In other words, the guys watching the video and the primary proponents of Medicare-for-All are just bloviating.  The two amigos in the electronics store are never going to become rock stars, but they have a better chance of doing so than the Democrats have of imposing single-payer health care on a nation still recovering from the damage they did the last time they "reformed" our medical delivery system.  And that isn't merely because they won't win the necessary majorities in Congress in November, it's because they don't want to pass Medicare-for-All.

Like it or not, America is now seriously debating socialism.  It's begun.  We're having a debate over socialism.  Not over whether it's fair to call Democrats socialists.  Not over whether socialism has been good for Venezuela or some other faraway, unfortunate country.  But no-kidding socialist policies right here in the United States.  The press attention to a new study of the costs of Medicare for All, or universal health coverage paid for by the government that goes much further than ObamaCare, is a sign that it is a live issue.

The Democrat Future Isn't Socialist, It's Crazy.  The Democrats are adopting socialist ideas wholesale.  The 2020 Dem nominee will run on a guaranteed minimum income or 'Welfare for All".  Along with free health care, free college and free copies of Das Kapital.  And socialism polls brilliantly with the four core Dem bases of angry government workers, angry college students, angry welfare recipients and San Francisco eco-billionaires who keep all their money in Caribbean banks.  But that's because the Democrats have no ideas except hating Trump and Republicans. [...] The House Dems have switched their slogan twice and no one cares.  Legislative visionaries like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have never had an idea that didn't involve their own careers.  Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton hollowed out the DNC and left behind a bankrupt dysfunctional shambles.  And they're blaming that on the Russians instead of on their own self-serving shenanigans.

'Medicare For All' Would Cost $32.6 Trillion, And That's Not Even The Worst Of It.  Democrats have been falling over themselves to endorse Bernie Sanders' government takeover of health care.  Maybe they should have taken a closer look at his "Medicare for all" plan before signing up.  The gargantuan price tag is just one of its many terrible flaws.

Democratic Socialists set up shop on campuses nationwide.  The Young Democratic Socialists of America organization claims to have added more than 200 campus chapters over the past year, up from just 15 chapters in 2016.  YDSA chapters ostensibly engage in activism on behalf of left-wing causes like free healthcare and abortion, but conservative students note that most of their efforts seem to involve vandalism and disrupting free speech.

The Republican Party:  Not Much of a Horse But the Only One in the Corral.  The Democratic Party, in its lunatic, massively unpopular stands on illegal immigration and border protection, has been leading with its chin as perhaps never before.  Abolishing ICE, opening America's southern border, and supporting sanctuary cities that shelter criminals and drug dealers may be the most toxic brew of Democratic Party electoral poison that party has yet concocted.  It begs for brutal, repeated, brass knuckle exposure.  This well could be the issue that turns an off-year election into a historic Democratic wipeout.

Millennial Socialism:  Stupid, Evil, or Both?  Congratulations, oh most insufferable of generations — against all odds and confounding the experts, you have still somehow managed to make yourselves even more annoying.  Apparently, the hep new jive among your tiresome cohort is "Democratic Socialism," resurrecting a poisonous nineteenth-century political death cult and putting a kicky new spin on it to make it palatable for the suckers.  It's the political equivalent of hipsters who insist vinyl records are superior because they didn't grow up forced to crank their tunes on that miserable format.  The "Democratic" part is some cunning rebranding.  Just stick "Democratic" in front of something awful and it's good-to-go.

Democratic challenger hopes to repeat Ocasio-Cortez's success in Washington state.  Sarah Smith was recruited to run by the same national organizations that endorsed [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez, and she embraces the comparison.  In a one-sentence introduction for a recent forum on Reddit, she wrote:  "I'm Sarah Smith and I'm running for US Congress in the 9th on the same slate as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez."  She's running on a Sanders-esque platform of single-payer health care, free public college and refusing corporate donations.

Democrats Support Illegal Aliens Voting.  Goodbye League of Women Voters, Hello League of MS-13 Voters. [...] Within the last decade, the Dem position became that Illegal aliens are an oppressed minority who should have the same, if not superior rights, to those of Americans.  If so, what possible reason is there not to let them vote?  Local municipalities are doing it already.

Hot New Idea From Democrats:  We Should Be Compensating Illegal Aliens.  Now that Democrats have fully embraced an open border agenda heading into the 2018 midterm elections, they're adding another goody into the mix.  According to New York Democrat Joe Crowley, who just lost his House seat to a 28-year-old socialist, Americans should be compensating illegal aliens who cross into the United States.  "I suggest they need to be compensated for what this administration did," Donnelly said during the Democrats' weekly news conference Wednesday [7/25/2018].  He was referring to the Trump administration's zero tolerance border enforcement and prosecution policies.

How Far Will the Left Go?  All the Way.  The key to understanding the Left is that it cannot stop.  Once it has set itself on a path to power, it must have all the power.  Once it has created a social program, it must run that program into the ground.  Once it has identified an enemy, that enemy must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to itself.  Like a shark, the Left must always keep moving — forward!  And the end result is always the same.  How far will they go?  All the way.  "By any means necessary" is their slogan for a reason.  They mean it.

Liberal enclaves embrace noncitizen voting: 'I think this is another good step forward'.  Forget the Russian government — foreign nationals are increasingly gaining the ability to influence American elections more directly.  They're being granted the right to vote.  From Boston, where the city council is debating the move, to San Francisco, where noncitizens gained the right earlier this month in school-board elections, jurisdictions are looking to expand the boundaries of the electorate beyond its citizens.

Liberals Asked About Socialism, Prove How Stupid They Are.  Campus Reform spoke to young people in super-liberal New York about socialism.  They were all-too-eager to endorse socialism and government-provided benefits, but when asked about the specifics of these ideas and how they will be paid for, their answers will surprise you.  [Video clip]

Ocasio-Cortez Supporters Asked To Explain How We'll Pay For 'All That Free Stuff'.  After her upset victory in the Democratic primary over incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley last month, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been touted as "the future" of the Democratic Party, and her open embrace of Democratic Socialism has been enthusiastically embraced by a growing number of Democrats, particularly young Democrats.  But how much do the 28-year-old candidate's avid supporters truly understand her particular brand of socialism?  Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips took to the streets of New York's 14th Congressional District to see if the young voters who support her Democratic Socialist vision for America have any ideas about how to actually pay for "all that free stuff" — including "Medicare for all," guaranteed jobs for every American, "housing as a human right," and free college and trade school for all.

NPR Explains the New Democratic Left:  Jesus Was a Socialist.  Inside a bar in West Virginia, a group of socialists gathered to share with the taxpayer-funded leftwing National Public Radio (NPR) what the new face of the Democratic Party looks like. [...] NPR admits "socialism is still an idea with a lot of Cold War-era baggage for a lot of Americans" but goes on to praise the so-called movement and its new star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  The NPR article lays out what these socialists believe, including abolishing capitalism.  "I think we just need to realize that the end goal is, ultimately, like social control of the means of production," Joe Cernelli, a founding member of that West Virginia DSA chapter said.  "You know we don't just want to improve capitalism, we will ultimately want to get rid of it."

Calls for open borders wind up closing doors for Democrats.  Democrats on the far left appear to be taking their anti-border rhetoric, including calls for the abolishment of ICE, one step too far.  Over the past two months, Democratic National Committee Deputy Chairman and US Representative from Minnesota Keith Ellison has passionately and persistently advocated his position that national borders — specifically, the U.S. southern border — create "an injustice."  In an interview just last week, Ellison suggested that because corporations "can go back and forth across the border seeking out the lowest wages," regular people should be able to "go back and forth across the border seeking out the highest wages."

Democrats Are Officially Out Of Economic Ideas.  After spending a year traveling around the country on a "listening tour," Democrats in the House released an economic plan that consists of either recycled bromides or pale imitations of what President Trump is already doing.  Meanwhile, the party's base drifts further into socialist extremism.

Defining Modern Liberalism:  For most liberals, personal liberty is now something which is to be scorned and forgotten.  Liberal ideologues must now totally place their faith in false narratives and illusion while rejecting truth and reality.  The current political agenda of the left now includes:
  •   Promoting illegal immigration.
  •   Embracing open borders.
  •   Calling for the abolition of ICE.
  •   Bashing law enforcement without pause.
  •   Promising "free" college tuition for everybody.
  •   Eliminating the Trump tax-cuts.
  •   Using the climate change theory and EPA regulations to destroy the US economy.
  •   Creating and implementing a government run single-payer health care system.
  •   Unleashing more leftist indoctrination/brainwashing methods within the classrooms.
  •   Installing more liberal anti-Constitutional judges within our judicial system [...]
  •   Cracking down on freedom of speech everywhere, especially on college campuses and on the internet, making it increasingly more difficult for conservative opinions to be expressed or viewed.
  •   Doing away with the Second Amendment.
  •   Making private property rights a thing of the past.
[...] The liberals are now making it their mission to replace our Constitutional Republic with a leftist fascist tyranny.  They wish to fundamentally change this country into a socialist hell hole, where the people who actually dare to think for themselves become obsolete.

Losing America.  Sadly, we now have a substantial force within the Democratic Party who currently advocate and even believe in wide open borders and illegal immigration. [...] Most rational citizens understand that unfettered and unchecked illegal immigration is a recipe for disaster.  Yet huge factions of the new radical leftist Democrats currently believe illegal immigration is some kind of noble cause involving social justice.  Many within the current party leadership have become all too willing to completely toss away the former US immigration melting pot model and happily replace it with a new "salad bowl" model.  Reality and history have proven to all of us that a nation simply we cannot safely absorb relentless waves of unassimilated immigration and expect to survive.

Sen. Kamala Harris pushes Rent Relief Act, the ultimate jackpot for 'free stuff Dems'.  California Sen. Kamala Harris, a big-government Democrat, wants to subsidize the rent of Americans who live in apartments, condos or townhouses they cannot afford.  "Nationally, over 21M Americans spend more than 30% of their paychecks on rent.  That's absurd," she tweeted Friday.  "I introduced the #RentReliefAct to help ease the burden.  This equals more money in people's pockets at the end of the year."

Dems Roll Out Their Economic Agenda — It Looks A Lot Like Trump's.  Democratic House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer unveiled the party's economic platform heading into the 2018 November election cycle and it looks a great deal like President Donald Trump's in 2016.  Trump campaigned in 2016 promising to bring jobs back to the U.S.; reform the tax code to make American businesses more competitive; repair and rebuild American roads, bridges and waterways to improve commerce; and unleash American innovation to make the U.S. competitive on a global scale.  The Democrats' 2018 platform looks incredibly similar.

Just How Far Will the Left Go?  If the Left was intellectually honest it would run in November on what it now professes are its new core beliefs: the abolition of ICE, the end to all deportations, open borders, expansions of affirmative action, abortion on demand, and identity politics, cancellation of student debt, universal Medicare-like coverage for Americans of all ages, massive tax hikes, more regulations, and less fossil fuel production, and an EU-like socialist-democratic foreign policy.  The problem is that the above is probably not a 51 percent winnable program.

Socialists working from within to push Democratic Party further left.  Democratic candidates around the country now seek their blessing.  Americans are joining their ranks by the thousands, rapidly expanding the group's membership rolls in just a few years.  And a sharply leftist political agenda that once produced eye rolls — on everything from their opposition to capitalism to their questioning the very existence of prisons — has become a serious topic of discussion on social media, and in mainstream political debate.  In short, it's going according to a plan by the Democratic Socialists of America, a group that's dedicated to pushing an anti-capitalist, socialist platform by infiltrating and working within the Democratic Party, and pushing it further and further to the left.

Young, dumb teenage girls form doomsday cult to fight 'global warming'.  A group of mostly teenage girls have formed a group with the doomsday-ish name "Zero Hour" because of their conviction that global warming is soon to destroy the world. [...] Here's what Zero Hour stands for:  [#1] A blockade of all fossil fuel production.  That sounds as though it could get violent. [...] [#9] Legalize hemp for "medicine." [...] [#11] Protect Queer and Transsexuals from the sexual violence caused by fossil fuel industries.  Who knew that at very same time a power plant produces energy for thousands of homes, it is also molesting transsexuals? [...] [#14] A recognition that capitalism, colonialism, racism, and patriarchy has led to global warming.  Notice how a whole lot of other issues have been mixed into this enviro-doomsday movement?

Is California's Democratic Party swinging too far left?  By Nov. 7, Democrats will learn if their left turn steered them to victory or took them off a cliff.  The state party's endorsement of Kevin de León, a self-proclaimed socialist's upset of an establishment Democrat in a New York City congressional primary and talk of abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement and enacting single-payer health care show an embrace of progressive politics that heartens liberal activists enraged by conservative policies pursued by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans.

Democratic socialism [is] surging in the age of Trump.  A week ago, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn't quite ready to consider himself a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization's values and endorsement in his bid to become a U.S. senator.  Three days later, he told The Associated Press it was time to join up.  He's now the only major-party Senate candidate in the nation to be a dues-paying democratic socialist.

Comey: Vote Democrat to Support Our Country's Values of Spying on Political Opponents.  I don't know about history, but Comey's colleagues clearly have their eyes on a lot of people they shouldn't.  Also any Republican who says policy differences don't matter... never had any policy differences with the Democrats to begin with.  But I am confident that Thomas Jefferson would have wanted the Democrats, busily scrubbing his name from their party, to win, so that they can go protecting our nation's values by changing names, tearing down statues and spying on their political opponents.  I know that's what James Madison would have wanted.  That and forcing nuns to pay for birth control.

The Left's Embarrassing Plea for Open Borders.  [C]onsider how the DREAM Act and then DACA were sold to us on the lies that this legislative detritus was supposed to help "young immigrants" who were brought here as children and had no control over their situation.  Of course, those "young immigrants" could have been in their mid-thirties and simply had to claim to have been present in the U.S. prior to their 16th birthdays.  Then, when that bill failed to pass, President Obama cobbled together DACA — again claiming that this was about the children because, "Congress had failed to act."  I wrote about this deception in my article, DACA: The Immigration Trojan Horse, How the original DREAM act was designed to cover 90% of the illegal alien population in the US.  Now the press, and the Democrats along with certain judges, have gone off the deep end where an estimated 3,000 children have been separated from their parents along the U.S. Mexican border when they were caught being smuggled into the United States.

Yes, Democrats Are Now The Party Of Open Borders.  We've been seeing a lot of articles these days defending Democrats against charges that they are for open borders.  But recent events show that the party has, in fact, morphed into one that reflexively opposes virtually any attempt to secure the southern border.

"Universal Basic Income": The Latest Democrat Plan to Enslave the Poor.  "Universal basic income" would extend welfare to everyone.  The massive expansion of the welfare state has been a disaster for America's poorest citizens.  It has promoted the destruction of the two-parent family, by encouraging women to give birth without a father in the home.  The various welfare programs have provided perverse incentives to poor females to have more children, usually without a father present.  And growing up without a male father figure correlates directly to crime, poor educational outcomes, and prison.  A universal basic income will extend the same perverse incentives to a wider group, thereby growing America's culture of dependency.

Democrats Spend Heavily on Early False Ads.  The real bad guy in the Montana Senate race is Democrat Jon Tester.  He voted for Obamacare and voted against Trump's efforts to fix it.  Tester voted against Trump's tax cuts, which have our economy booming.  How can Tester still oppose a tax cut that has created 3.7 million new jobs and led to 601,000 more Americans entering the labor force?  The June jobs report was better than expected, adding 213,000 new jobs.  Tester is a part of the Democrats' deranged resistance against Trump that treasonously wants to see our nation fail and Americans suffer to get rid of our president.  Tester voted against a law cracking down on sanctuary cities, which illegally roll out the red carpet to illegals, giving them freebies unavailable to U.S. citizens.  Sanctuary cities arrogantly help illegals hide from ICE and protect them from deportation when they are caught committing violent crimes against Americans.

DO NOT Repeat The Nightmare Of Socialism.  People in East Germany were equal:  equally without opportunity and equally without freedom, that is unless you were part of the governing class.  The people were promised universal healthcare and a free education in a socialist utopia.  Instead, they got primitive health care, a so-called education that prepared them for the drudgery of an existence without prosperity and a polluted environment to boot.  The leaders of the so-called "worker's paradise" in the socialist East, however, had it pretty good:  special schools with passes to visit the West, special hospitals for their privileged class, and even special summer resorts.  For socialism to "work," it must kill freedom by creating two types of people:  those who rule and those who are nothing but cogs in the socialist machine.

Chicago's Next Really Bad Idea:  A Guaranteed Basic Income.  Apparently not satisfied with the already disastrous condition of its finances, Chicago this week said it would like to experiment with a universal basic income, a socialist pipe-dream that pops up every few years as a "new" idea.  It's not.  And it will never work.

Chicago could soon test universal basic income program.  Chicago may soon become the largest municipality in the U.S. to test a universal basic income program.  Chicago alderman Ameya Pawar recently proposed legislation that would provide 1,000 families with a $500 monthly stipend — no questions asked.  The bill already has the backing of the majority of city lawmakers, and Pawar hopes to soon work with Mayor Rahm Emanuel to implement the pilot program, The Intercept reported.  "Nearly 70 percent of Americans don't have $1,000 in the bank for an emergency," Pawar told the outlet.  "UBI could be an incredible benefit for people who are working and are having a tough time making ends meet or putting food on the table at the end of the month."

House Dems outraged as Ryan and McCarthy call their bluff on 'abolish ICE' bill.  All but admitting that the bill they introduced yesterday [7/12/2018] to abolish ICE was a political stunt, three House Democrats are feigning outrage (the default option for Dems ever since Trump won the presidency) that it will be promptly brought to a vote.  They actually announced that they will vote "no" on their own bill.

Democrats ready 'Abolish ICE' legislation that would shutter agency, shift immigration law enforcement.  A Democratic proposal to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement would shutter the agency, probe whether its agents had flouted international law, and create a special commission to rethink how the federal government handles asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants.  The text of Rep. Mark Pocan's "Abolish ICE" bill, obtained Tuesday by The Washington Post, was sent to House Democrats as they returned from the Fourth of July recess.  The legislation, still being tweaked before release, is co-sponsored by Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., both of whom are immigrants.

[The] Congressional Hispanic Caucus voted against abolishing ICE.  Democrats' push to abolish ICE took a dagger to the heart Thursday when the Congressional Hispanic Caucus voted against endorsing the policy, saying it wouldn't solve anything.  The CHC comprises nearly 30 Hispanic Democrats in the House and Senate, and it has been a leader on immigrant-rights, so its opposition is a devastating blow to those pushing the attack on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  CHC Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico Democrat, said they want to see major changes in immigration, but renaming an agency or moving functions around won't achieve that.

Fake History That Inspires Today's Progressives.  Where has "compassionate" socialism done any good for people in alleviating poverty?  Did it work in India, for instance, which followed a meddlesome, as opposed to murderous, model of socialism from the late 1940s through the 1980s?  No, it did not work in India.  Nor did it work in Egypt, Indonesia, or in other African and Asian nations attracted to socialism following the end of World War II, the collapse of old colonial empires, and the formation of new countries and governments.

The New Religion of the Left:  Selectivity.  Sadly, the truth no longer matters to the modern day left.  Their whole existence has basically boiled down to advancing a radical Marxist agenda, no matter what kind of damage it ultimately causes.  Even if it means tearing down the country, dividing the citizenry and destroying Western Civilization.  To the left, their nefarious ends will always justify their illogical means.

Sarah Silverman Offers Fire and Police Departments as Examples of Successful Socialism.  Constitutionalists and libertarians believe that the redistribution of resources favored by socialists is not merely unconstitutional, but is also little more than legalized theft.  They believe government exists, principally, to protect life and property.  And which government agencies do this?  Why, our fire and police departments.  Furthermore under proper separation of powers, these functions should be carried out at the state and local level, not the federal level.  Socialism eventually leads to near-universal failure and impoverishment, not success and wealth — look at Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, etc.  Look at the disasters that are Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid (they're broke).  Look at the massive costs and lousy service of the VA and Indian Health Services, public schools, and more.

Democrats Descending Into Dangerous Radicalism.  While socialism polls well with the young, few understand what it actually is.  It isn't merely "government helping people," as the common Millennial line goes.  Rather, it was defined in The Communist Manifesto (1848) as involving the government ownership of the means of production — as being a transitional phase to communism.  In other words, it's precisely what most people think communism is.  Yet the latter is supposed to be the stage at which there is no government and people live voluntarily in a state of equality and economic bliss, as wholly unrealistic Marxist doctrine holds.  Why do you think the USSR stood for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics?  There's another lesson here.  While Sanders (or another socialist) may not openly call for the nationalization of industries, what are his actual long-term intentions?  Does he really not know what socialism is?  Or does he know too well that stating his true agenda wouldn't yet play in Peoria?

Democrats must consider court-packing when they regain power.  It's the only way to save democracy.  Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement from the Supreme Court, and President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to succeed him, is the doomsday scenario liberals feared when Senate Republicans thwarted the appointment of Merrick Garland in 2016:  The GOP's brazen act of democratic sabotage will almost certainly deliver the high court to the far right for a generation.

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The President, having been elected fair and square 17 months earlier, has made a nomination to the Supreme Court.  That's his job.  It is not a "brazen act of democratic sabotage."

Trump: A Vote For Democrats Is A Vote For 'Anarchy, Amnesty And Chaos'.  President Donald Trump asserted on Thursday [7/5/2018] that a vote in November for Democrats is a vote for "anarchy, amnesty and chaos."  "A vote for Democrats in November is a vote to let MS-13 run wild in our communities, to let drugs pour into our cities, and to take jobs and benefits away from hardworking Americans," Trump wrote in a tweet following a speech in Montana, where the Republican was campaigning against Democratic Sen. Jon Tester.

The Democrats' unhealthy political platform.  The DNC and mainstream media (MSM) are in a collaborative effort to commit treasonous acts against the United States of America in a coup attempt.  Their goal and intent are to transform America into a socialist-communist state.  This is not a banner for a fictional bestseller; it is the modus operandi of the Democratic Party and the MSM, backed by George Soros's money.

Trump in WV: We Won't Abandon ICE Like Democrats Want To.  President Donald Trump lauded the work of ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement), pledging Tuesday evening in West Virginia that the U.S. will not abandon ICE as Democrats want to do.

How the Left opposes the philosophy of American independence.  The weakness of the Left's political philosophy lies in its relativism — it is a house built on sand.  If rights come from and are secured by power, not by an objective standard such as the law of nature, then what are the moral limitations on that power?  There can be none.  Then, if power is exercised through violence, it may be said that ultimately there is no moral limitation on violence.  The founders acknowledged government's purpose to be to save us from such a sorry state of mankind.

The week the Democrats went clinically insane.  To steal Trump's thunder and abate his rising poll numbers, the coven of Seedier Media conspired promptly to create a new story line out of left field, a false narrative of a cruel Administration tearing fetuses from their mother's wombs.  Well, actually, in LeftMediaLand that is OK to do — especially if it is a late-term abortion where they actually can rip off real limbs from the Mom's children.  Nothing wrong with crushing little heads and tearing little baby parts from mothers.  Rather, here were the compelling photo ops of alien mothers and fathers at our Southern border breaking as many laws as Hillary and Huma — and just as rapidly — but, unlike Hillary and Huma, being treated with justice.  So, after defying the laws of our country and marching illegally into our country without proper papers or permission, the parents were taken into custody — and that became the worst war crime since the Seventeenth Century Chmielnicki pogroms.  Suddenly, America was worse than Nazi Germany.

The Democratic Party Is Killing Itself.  The Democratic Party has redoubled its embrace of identity politics.  Whether it be Mexican-American, African-American, Chinese-American, Muslim-American or any of the two-dozen hyphenated American groups out there, these ethno-religious-cultural groups have by and large used the Democratic Party to further their group interests.  Why wouldn't they?  Human beings are tribal creatures and more often than not flock to those who act like them, speak like them, pray like them, and, yes, look like them.

'Our most fundamental values are under attack': Democrats issue bleak July Fourth statement.  The Democratic National Committee's annual Fourth of July statement reflects its long-standing tensions with President Donald Trump.  While hailing the nation's founding ideal of equality for all, DNC chairman Tom Perez said in the statement, "we recognize that America's founding promise remains out of reach for too many families."  Adding that "everywhere we look, our most fundamental values are under attack," Perez referred to problems surrounding low-paying jobs, health care, immigration, injustice to people of color and members or the LGBTQ community, a recent Supreme Court decision on public unions, and the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.

The Editor says...
If your most fundamental values are abortion, humanism, marxism, and homosexuality, then yes, they are at risk.

It's Not Socialism, It's Racism.  [Rep. Joe] Crowley, who is paler than birch trees, had no shot at the new 7th.  But he settled down comfortably in the 14th, winning 70% of the vote by just showing up, without the fuss of a primary challenge.  While representing a Hispanic district in Queens, he was allegedly living comfortably in Arlington, Virginia.  That was never going to last.  New York City's working class white population is an endangered species.  If you're not on welfare or earning well in the six figures, you can't afford to live there.  Crowley's district was 46% Hispanic.  It had the second highest share of Latino voters in New York.  The machine pol was living on borrowed time.  It's hard to imagine a more vulnerable politician than doughy Joe, the echo of a 19th century political establishment of barstools and crony government jobs, used to winning 3/4 of the vote in safe districts and who had forgotten how to compete in an election (if he ever knew how) facing a Hispanic district.

After Election Of Socialist Obrador, Will Mexico Morph Into Venezuela-Style Failed State?  Beset by corruption, poverty and endemic violence, Mexican voters sent a message of desperation on Sunday by voting overwhelmingly to make socialist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador their next president.  This is bad for the U.S., but even worse for Mexico.  President Trump did the neighborly thing in congratulating Obrador on his victory and pledged to work with him.  But in fact Obrador's win bodes ill for future relations.

The Democratic Party Has a Death Wish.  Last week I wrote that the Democrats were having a nervous breakdown.  I was wrong.  It's worse.  They actually have a death wish or what Freud called a "death drive" (Todestrieb).  They literally want to extinguish themselves and/or their party, or many of them do.  At least they're acting that way. [...] All of us have moments of self-sabotage, but what we are witnessing with the Democratic Party now is a massive expression of this, approaching self-destruction.  Trump hatred has released something far deeper than anger at one person.  The rage is projected outward at a supposedly unjust country, but also equally at themselves, mocking or inverting everything they previously stood for.

California's Oligarchs and Agitators.  Kevin de León, backed by Tom Steyer and now running for U.S. Senate against long-time incumbent Democratic Dianne Feinstein — frequently refers to "President Trump's racist-driven deportation policies."  But open borders is only part of the leftist agenda, and de León's campaign website makes very clear that he is all in, supporting free public education, converting the entire nation to using "only renewable energy by 2045," and, of course, a single-payer health care system.  It does not appear that de León has the slightest idea how we will pay for all this.

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Attends Lunatic Abolish ICE Protest, Gets Booed Off Stage.  There was a mass demonstration in Los Angeles Saturday [6/30/2018] for open borders and the dismantling of ICE.  Hundreds of leftists and Spanish speaking immigrants attended the event. [...] As if the exploding crime, massively increasing homelessness and stifling traffic weren't enough, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is facing a new obstacle to his presidential hopes.  First he was seen at the Los Angeles March For Immigrant Children not reacting at all during an extremist's speech who called the founding of America "criminal".  Then things went from bad to worse when hizzoner was booed off stage by lunatic leftists who think Garcetti is a lying sellout who's not extreme enough for them.  They held up a sign calling Garcetti's sanctuary city policy a lie and then proceeded to boo him offstage.

'Abolish ICE' Zealots Occupy Fantasy Island.  "No ban.  No wall.  No borders at all."  That is the radical rallying cry of the Democratic Socialists of America.  Waving desecrated U.S. flags, grubby fists and ratty anarchy banners, DSA's professional protesters are targeting Trump administration officials, threatening immigration enforcement agents, and blockading detention facilities and processing centers nationwide.  On a similar note, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., proudly marched in a parade last week with a T-shirt emblazoned with "Yo No Creo En Fronteras" — Spanish for "I don't believe in borders."  These are abjectly unserious people, operating in bad faith, who pose a serious threat to our nation's well-being.

Dem Senator Calls For ICE To Be Abolished — Forgets What She Said About Illegal Immigrants In 2009.  Democratic Senator and potential 2020 presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand has called for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be abolished.  The far-left position has gained popularity on the fringes of the Democratic Party as the immigration debate heats up in the country.  Gillibrand joins New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio who said Friday [6/29/2018] "ICE's time has come and gone.  We should abolish ICE.  We should create something better, something different."  However, when Gillibrand was just elected to a rather conservative House seat in Upstate New York, she was singing a different tune on illegal immigration.  According to a report by the New York Times from 2009, Gillibrand was a hawk on immigration, advocating for strict enforcement of our immigration laws.

Pirro: 'Well-Funded' Forces 'Doing Whatever Is Necessary to Make Socialism Happen' in America.  Saturday [6/30/2018], Fox News Channel "Justice" host Jeanine Pirro responded to the protests for open borders and people calling to disband U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Pirro argued the push for open borders is an agenda to "change our country at its very core" and is an attempt to move the country towards socialism.  "Right now in America, there are forces dug in, organized and well-funded doing whatever is necessary to make socialism happen.  Today's demonstrations are part of an ongoing step-by-step agenda to change our country at its very core," Pirro stated.

Mob Violence and Gun Ownership.  The future votes of illegals who will someday attain amnesty is the singular objective of the present version of the Democratic Party.  They have made clear that they will ignore MS-13, drug-trafficking, human-trafficking, rampant violence, and crime across the country by illegals, if that means that one day these future Democrats will control the outcomes of elections in every state the Democrats cannot presently rig, and will provide cheap labor for the Republicans who seem fine with never wielding political power again.

Holyoke, Massachusetts, is ready to welcome the marijuana industry with open arms.  Holyoke, Massachusetts, hasn't been a boomtown since the early 1900s when all of its now-abandoned paper mills were still in business.  But the city's 29-year-old mayor has an idea for bringing the jobs back and breathing new life into those old buildings:  marijuana.  On Sunday, Massachusetts will become the first East Coast state to allow the sale of recreational marijuana, and although many municipalities in the state have banned or temporarily blocked the pot industry, Holyoke is ready to welcome it with open arms.  The city's mayor Alex Morse believes Holyoke is the ideal location for the cannabis industry in Massachusetts — and possibly the country.

Illegal Aliens:  The New Black Vote for Democrats.  First it was the hilariously viral YouTube sensations "Diamond & Silk" supporting Trump during his 2016 Presidential campaign.  Then, it was Kanye West shocking the world with his vehement support of President Trump on TMZ Live, touting all the wonderful things that Trump has done for the Black community.  Remember, this is the same guy who said back in 2005 during the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe that President Bush "doesn't care about Black people."  He has now woken up to the Democrat scam and is making an effort to wake his fellow Blacks up to it.  Then there was Candace Owens of Turning Point USA, who has been on an aggressive nationwide campaign exposing the Democratic Party for what it truly is — A communist, socialist, racist organization that has presided over the massive unemployment, massive genocide (via abortion), and massive economic slavery (in the form of family-destroying welfare programs) of poor Black minorities in the U.S. since the 1960s.  Then finally, your average everyday grassroots Black voter has finally woken up to the 50-year Democratic scam.

The 'Abolish ICE' Movement Is As Crazy As It Sounds.  The 'Abolish ICE' movement is gaining steam.  Activists are protesting in front of Immigration and Customs Enforcement buildings across the county.  The Daily Caller's Stephanie Hamill and Henry Rodgers crashed the organized protest in Washington D.C. on Wednesday [6/27/2018] to find out why some are calling for the agency to [be] abolished.  They left with more questions than answers.  "America Uncensored" is a Daily Caller program dedicated to political stories dominating the news cycle.  The DC's Stephanie Hamill is a straight shooter who isn't afraid to tell you what she thinks.

Dems' emerging litmus test:  Support for abolishing agency that guards borders.  Democratic lawmakers and candidates are increasingly seeking the elimination of Immigration and Customs Enforcement as part of their suite of demands in D.C.'s heated border battle.  The calls reflect not only the deepening divide between the two partisan poles on immigration — with one side seeking a border wall, and the other looking to dismantle the lead enforcement agency — but the growing influence of the progressive wing.  More and more Democratic politicians have embraced such causes as 'Medicare for all' and a federal jobs guarantee.  Now, they're getting behind the call to abolish ICE, with gusto.

New York Communist Beats Chair of House Democrat Caucus, Rumored Pelosi Successor.  Lest there be any doubt that their party has moved drastically to the left, Democrats just elected a self-avowed socialist over the current Chair of the House Democratic Caucus.  10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) was widely rumored as a possible successor to Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.  Crowley was a reliable vote for Pelosi's far-left agenda, but Democrats instead chose a radical 28-year-old socialist who supports the abolition of ICE, government-guaranteed jobs, and single-payer health care.

'Abolish ICE!' is the new rallying cry for progressive Democrats.  Doing away with the immigration agency has become an issue left-wing insurgents can use to differentiate themselves from established party rivals in midterm primaries.

51% See Democrats as Party of 'Identity Politics and Victimology'.  A Democratic gubernatorial candidate from Wisconsin raised eyebrows last week when he said his party is now made up of warring identity groups that won't assimilate.  A sizable number of Democrats — and just over half of all voters — agree.  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with Matt Flynn, a former Wisconsin Democratic state party chairman, that "our party right now ... is pickled in identity politics and victimology. ... There is no assimilation of the party anymore."  Just 23% disagree, while slightly more (26%) are not sure.

The New Democratic Party.  Are the Democrats moving leftward?  Mike Konczal, a writer and fellow at the progressive Roosevelt Institute, says the answer is yes.  In response to a column in The Week by Ryan Cooper, who lamented that Democrats do not "put forward a consistent party line on economic issues," Konczal perused the campaign websites of a smattering of Democrats.  He found large-scale agreement on a set of key economic issues:  "Every candidate but one has expanding Medicare on their website, either as a public option or as single-payer.  All but one has a living wage, with the majority explicitly stating $15 an hour as the goal.  Some version of free college, most notably the 'debt-free' model, was represented across the board."

In the Race for Governor, How Far Left Is Colorado Willing to Go?  Colorado, one of the purplest states in the nation, has seen dramatic social and economic change in recent years.  These days, the roads below the Rockies are jammed with Subarus; suburbs have expanded at breakneck speed; and affordable housing is so scarce that by one assessment, Denver teachers can afford fewer than one-half of one percent of the homes in their city.  These changes have helped foster a parallel political shift, and in the last five years Colorado has legalized marijuana, passed major gun restrictions and put a single-payer health care system on the ballot.  Just this month, Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, ordered the state to pursue California-style emissions standards, making Colorado the first interior state to do so.

Kidtrina.  [Scroll down]  For those who might still think open borders is a great policy, many of whom previously and may still claim that we need zero population growth to sustain the planet, you might remind them that over fifty percent of the nation's immigrants are receiving some kind of welfare benefit.  Ask them to show you a single country in the history of the world that long survived open borders and a generous social welfare policy.  The E.U., under "Stuck on Stupid" Merkel's 2015 plan, has tried it, and it may well lead to the end of that grand experiment as members peel away under an unsustainable welfare burden and burgeoning crime.

The Left and Children.  In their latest attempt to swing this fall's election toward the Democrats, the left now wants us to focus on "the children."  They haven't really thought this through.  Liberals the world over should work hard to avoid any debate that significantly involves the lives and wellbeing of children.  Most anyone armed with even the slightest bit of the truth when it comes to liberalism and "the children" can easily quiet the left in virtually any debate that involves children or the family.  The first bit of truth that any liberal should have to answer for when it comes to children is, if liberalism is so concerned for the welfare of young people, why has the left spent decades fighting for the "right" to kill the most innocent and helpless among us?  Ever since the American left decided to ignore sound science and morality and the dehumanization of the unborn became standard dogma for those who support the Democrat Party, children in their mothers' wombs have been little more than a political headache for the modern left.

Why Socialism Is Doomed To Fail.  In order to achieve the possible, it is necessary to acknowledge the real, that is, the limits set by the actual parameters of historical existence and the constraints of human nature.  Otherwise we are on the way to creating a dystopian nightmare.  One cannot validly compare the imperfect social and political structures of the past and present with a utopian construction that has never come to pass and which exists only in myth, dream and mere desire.  No sound conclusion can emerge from such dissonant correlations.  To strive, for example, to build an ideal society in which "equality of results" or "outcomes" — what is called "social justice" — is guaranteed can only produce a levelled-down caricature of human struggle and accomplishment.  We have seen it happen time and again, and the consequences are never pretty.

Hollywood "Celebrities", Deviants and Predators, Continue Showcasing Democrat Ideology.  [Scroll down]  We've watched our borders being intentionally unsecured.  We've watched Islamic Terrorists slaughter Americans as our politicians proclaim their uncertainty of motive.  We know exactly who they are and why they are doing it. [...] Transgender bathrooms are more important than border security.  Trade deals, employment and the standard of living in Vietnam and Southeast Asia are more important to Wall Street and DC lobbyists, than the financial security of Youngstown Ohio.

The Left Rises As Democrats Decline.  The 2016 election was the latest manifestation of the left's ascendancy in the Democratic Party.  Consistently winning 40%-plus of the popular vote, Sanders rode this wave wire-to-wire.  Only establishment-dominated superdelegates prevented 2016's nomination from having to be decided on the convention floor.  Liberals' share of presidential voters has increased almost one-third since 2000. Exit polling in 2000 showed liberals were 20% of voters; in 2016, they were 26%.  While still America's smallest ideological group, they have had a disproportionate impact on the Democratic Party.

What Is a Liberal Democracy?  What do these non-liberal democratic countries have in common with each other that sets them apart from, say, the western half of European and the America of Barack Obama's aspirations?  First, they tend to be much more religious than their liberal counterparts.  To the elite, religion is toxic because it is the essence of intolerance — intolerance against things like homosexual marriage, abortion, transgenderism, gender flexibility, radical feminism, and other socially destructive innovations.  Also, religious citizens steadfastly refuse to believe that government is a god that must be bowed down to and worshiped.  This is heresy against the reigning liberal dogma which views Christianity — true Christianity, not the version the left has bastardized — as medieval and an impediment in furthering globalism.  Throughout liberal democracies, Christian believers who venture into the public square and show their values are subjected to ridicule and harassment.  The prevailing view is that if you must have religious beliefs, keep them in the closet and definitely out of the public discourse... unless, of course, the religion in question is Islam.

Elizabeth Warren Declares War On Billionaires — Does That Include All The Liberal Ones?  Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants her fellow Democrats to take on what she calls the "billionaire class."  Does Warren know that many, if not most, of this tiny group of people are liberal Democrats?

Understanding the Left.  The real enemy of the USA is the malignant ideology of the progressive left, which has been the enemy of our form of government since day one. [...] To summarize the progressive movement in one sentence:  Delegitimize and deconstruct the existing societal order with the intent of creating a new order in which progressives are the authors and can bequeath themselves permanent control.  Think about the Bolsheviks.  Think about Chairman Mao.  They too wanted a "fundamental transformation" of their respective societies.

The Democrat Party Has Died.  The Democrat Party is dead but doesn't have enough sense to fall over.  The Party is out of ideas, oxygen and heartbeat.  Its lunatic fringe, like a chicken beheaded with no idea of its terminal state, flops around trying to overthrow the Devil Incarnate Donald Trump.  Because they could never vote for Trump means no one else could either.  In their headless world, this proves Trump is guilty of voter fraud.  The Democrat Party is bereft of leadership, policy or strategy.  It moves zombie-like through its activities.  Like the zombies on TV, they move en masse against anything that Trump does or proposes.  Even prior acceptable positions of the Party, if adopted by Trump, are opposed.

The Left Achieves Perfection.  Leftists have achieved perfection, and for once not only in their own minds.  Yes — for the first time, modern leftists have managed to be perfectly wrong on every single issue.  Let's just look at some major issues where one would think that any decent human being would get the right answer.

I Have a Dream — About Gay Wedding Cakes.  Midway through the last century, bedrock legal principles about property rights and freedom of association were abrogated to deal with a specific, intractable problem:  We could not get Democrats to stop discriminating against blacks.  So Republicans, with very little Democratic help, passed a slew of laws saying:  No, even though you own that restaurant, you cannot discriminate against black customers.  And no, even though we are a free people, you cannot refuse to associate with black people in your clubs, universities or sports teams.  This should have been a one-time exception to the law for one specific group of people based on an emergency.  But Democrats, never wild about freedom in the first place, saw "civil rights" as a great gig.  Instead of civil rights being used to remedy historic injuries done to a specific group of people, they'd use "civil rights" as a false flag for all their pet projects.

Vermont to Require That All Have Health Insurance.  Vermont is moving forward with its quest to ensure that as many residents as possible have health insurance by enacting a law that will require all to be covered or be penalized.

The lawless, porn-respecting, MS-13-loving, humorless American left.  [The Democrats] defend aliens' illegal entry into the United States and give them sanctuary even after they have committed violent crimes that have taken the lives of innocent American citizens. [...] As for Nancy Pelosi's defense of the "spark of divinity" within the members of MS-13, those drug-dealing, sex-trafficking, machete-wielding murderers, she was not alone among her tribe of Democrats.  There is no miscreant, no matter how vile and murderous, whom they will decline to vindicate, to endorse.  They encourage them to come here and welcome them when they get here.  They are much more protective of them than they are the native-born and legal immigrants on whom they prey.  They plan to see to it that they all vote — for Democrats, of course.  For their votes, they will be provided health care, food stamps, welfare... full subsidization on the American taxpayer's dime in sanctuary cities, where they are free to deal their drugs and terrorize their fellow immigrants who are scared to death of them.  That pretty much sums up the Democratic Party today.

Capitalism vs.  Socialism.  Several recent polls, plus the popularity of Sen. Bernie Sanders, demonstrate that young people prefer socialism to free market capitalism.  That, I believe, is a result of their ignorance and indoctrination during their school years, from kindergarten through college.  For the most part, neither they nor many of their teachers and professors know what free market capitalism is.  Free market capitalism, wherein there is peaceful voluntary exchange, is morally superior to any other economic system.  Why?  Let's start with my initial premise.  All of us own ourselves.  I am my private property, and you are yours.  Murder, rape, theft and the initiation of violence are immoral because they violate self-ownership.  Similarly, the forcible use of one person to serve the purposes of another person, for any reason, is immoral because it violates self-ownership.

Democrats Can't Control Their Extremism.  Free health care, college education and jobs have already been done.  Bernie ran on free college and healthcare.  Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand and Kamala Harris are already all over free jobs.  What's next?  How do you out-Bernie him in 2020? Free homes, free cars and free drugs?  Socialism works until you run out of other people's money.  But at this rate, the Dems will run out of other people's ideas even before they even manage to run out of other people's money.

If Democrats decide to pivot from Trump and run on an economic message, they're doomed.  Democratic Party leaders are encouraging their candidates to focus on an economic message rather their opposition to President Trump as they campaign for the November midterm elections.  I would think twice about that idea if I were a Democrat running for office.  After eight years of stagnation, the economy is doing quite well under President Trump — and the American people know it.

Progressives on the Brink.  "Progressives," as they prefer to be known, have a long history of extremism going back to Woodrow Wilson's Sedition Act of 1918 and FDR's many power-grabbing activities, including the 1937 attempt to pack the Supreme Court.  Progressive thinking, because it attempts to impose an extreme vision of society on a public that resists its measures, is by its very nature authoritarian, antidemocratic, and elitist.  Liberalism is not the "party of the people," as it has long claimed to be:  it is, rather, a despotic philosophy that because of its intention of imposing "advanced" thinking on the masses can govern only through deceit and force.

If Hillary Had Been Elected:  Hillary Clinton would have likely ensured a 16-year progressive regnum.  As far as counterfactual "what ifs" go, by 2024, at the end of Clinton's second term, a conservative might not have recognized the federal judiciary, given the nature of lifetime appointees.  The lives of millions of Americans would have been radically changed in an Obama-Clinton economy that probably would not have seen GDP or unemployment levels that Americans are now enjoying.  Fracking, coal production, and new oil exploration would have been vastly curtailed.  The out-of-control EPA would have become even more powerful. [...] What John Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey, Loretta Lynch, Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page, Samantha Power, Susan Rice, Peter Strzok, Sally Yates, and others did in 2016 would never have been known — given that their likely obstruction, lying, and lawbreaking were predicated on being unspoken recommendations for praise and advancement in a sure-thing Clinton administration.  Christopher Steele might have either been unknown — or lionized.  Open borders, Chinese trade aggression, the antics of the Clinton Foundation, the Uranium One deal, the Iran deal, estrangement from Israel and the Gulf states, a permanently nuclear North Korea, leading from behind — all that and far more would be the continued norm into the 2020s.

Socialists Running As Democrats In Primary This Tuesday.  Richard Becker, candidate for State Representative in Kentucky's 35th District, is a member of the radical Marxist organization:  "Democratic Socialists of America" (DSA) and a "union organizer."  The other DSA member is Ryan Fenwick, who is running for mayor of Louisville, Kentucky.  The Louisville DSA is putting all of their weight behind their candidates, encouraging fellow comrades to "put socialists in power" in order to "defeat capitalism."

Liberal Lies And Slanders Are A Slippery Slope To Trouble.  [Scroll down]  Hope springs eternal in the hearts of Marxists, but the rest of us have too much common sense to buy that nonsense.  So, being unable to convince the normals that they have nothing to lose but their chains, our liberal pals have simply given up on the idea of convincing anyone of anything at all.  Instead, they are opting for the hitting-over-the-head solution, except their clubs are not wooden.  Their clubs are institutional and cultural.  They seek to eliminate our ability to speak — that's the de-platforming part of their scheme.  They want to eliminate any venues for dissenting argument.  Europe is their model — there, you can actually be arrested and imprisoned for saying words.  Think about that — they do, and it gets them all excited and sweaty.  They would love to do it here — do you have any doubt that the Democrats, back in power, would ban "hate speech," and do you have any doubt that "hate speech" would be defined as pretty much anything we are interested in saying?

Things are not looking good for Democrats.  President Donald Trump's election has exposed a number of things about the Democratic Party.  The most damaging and possibly irreparable is the glaring fact that the party has not had a clear message to run on since John F. Kennedy.  When candidate Donald Trump came down those escalators in Trump Tower, declared his candidacy, and laid out his plan for Making America Great Again, I knew that all of the candidates on both sides were going to have a problem with communicating their messages.

Democrats to propose weapons ban, gun confiscation powers in bill inspired by Trump.  Senate Democrats said they will introduce a gun control bill that would expand background checks, ban certain weapons, and give the courts the power to temporarily take guns away from people who are deemed to be a threat to themselves or others, after President Trump offered support for these goals in a White House discussion Wednesday.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the only way to advance the measure in the GOP-led Senate is with the endorsement and help from President Trump.  He described a scenario in which the Senate could pass Schumer's proposal with mostly Democratic support and a few Republicans encouraged by Trump.

'We are going to take back the country we love': Hillary Clinton.  Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton acknowledged Friday [5/18/2018] that Democratic candidates around the country still face basic questions about what they stand for and which policies their party supports.  Speaking at a Democrat Women's Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., Clinton urged party leaders to return to the basics and lay out the party's values for voters.  Fair wages, the "absolute promise of universal health care," public school funding, gun safety reform and equal pay were at the top of the former first lady's agenda items that she thought should stay central to the Democratic Party's platform.

Socialism is going mainstream, and Millennials are the cause.  A headline in The Hill captures a significant moment in American history:  "Four socialist-backed candidates win Pennsylvania legislative primaries."  The Democratic Socialists of America supported all four candidates, who will almost certainly win in November, given their lack of GOP opponents.

Dem Rep Ellison: 'Very Good Idea' for Government to Regulate CEO Pay.  Wednesday on Bloomberg, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) said the government should "start talking about" regulating pay disparities between CEOs and the average worker.

A Not-So Great Society:  The Legacy of Lyndon Johnson.  Among the leading Great Society programs were:
  •   Medicare and Medicaid (as amendments to the Social Security Act)
  •   Economic Opportunity Act
  •   Office of Economic Opportunity
  •   Community Action Agencies
  •   Elementary and Secondary Education Act
  •   Higher Education Act
  •   Model Cities Program
  •   Housing and Urban Development Act
  •   Urban Mass Transit Act
  •   Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
  •   National Endowments for the Arts
  •   National Endowments for the Humanities
  •   Wilderness, Endangered Species and Federal Water Pollution Control Acts
The fundamental premise upon which the Great Society vision for America was based was the idea of political paternalism. Good men, with enough political power, authority and financial resources, can successfully solve the problems of society. The dilemma, however, is that for government to do anything for us, it must at the same time have the police power do things to us.

The Democrats' War On Capitalism.  Polls show that today's Democratic Party and capitalism appear to be on a collision course.  A November 2015 New York Times/CBS News poll found that 56% of Democratic primary voters said they held a positive view of socialism.  A Morning Consult/Politico survey in June 2017 asked if a hypothetical replacement for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi should be a socialist or capitalist.  More Democrats opted for socialism, with 35% saying it's somewhat or very important that her replacement be a socialist, while only 31% said the same for a capitalist.  Indeed, one of the Democrats' loudest voices, filmmaker Michael Moore, recently praised Karl Marx, the ideological godfather of communism.

Socialism, bribery and the death of the republic.  Rasmussen Reports just published a survey that found that 46 percent of Americans support a proposal to have the government guarantee a job that includes health benefits for every citizen.  Rasmussen, of course, did not ask the respondents whether they thought the workers should actually be required to work in their shiny new made-up jobs, but you already know what the answer would be.  Democrats are already plotting how to capture the presidency in 2020 by promising guaranteed employment.

Liberalism Must Be Destroyed.  If you thought conservatives could "make nice" with liberals, that "both sides have the country's best interest at heart," you were wrong.  This week more of the con-jobs and character assassinations the political left is attempting have been exposed, and if it doesn't make you realize the Liberal Industrial Complex will stop at nothing to protect itself and destroy the Trump administration, nothing will.

Bernie Sanders' Job-Guarantee Boondoggle.  Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., wants the federal government to guarantee a job for every American willing and able to work.  The proposal sounds compassionate and enlightened, but in practice, it would almost certainly be a disaster.  The fact that it's taken seriously is evidence that many Democrats, like Republicans before them, embrace loony economic agendas that are more public-relations gestures than sensible policy.

The War on Wisdom.  The fact that one of our two major political parties is advocating lowering the voting age to 16 is a good example of the absence of wisdom among a large segment of the adult population.  What adult deems 16-year-olds capable of making a wise voting decision?  The answer is an adult with the wisdom of a 16-year-old:  "Hey, I'm no wiser than most 16-year-olds.  Why should I have the vote and they not?"  America has been influenced and is now being largely led by members of the Baby-Boom generation.  This is the generation that came up with the motto "Never trust anyone over 30," making it the first American generation to proclaim contempt for wisdom as a virtue.

This is not a man with a sound mind.
Chelsea Manning vows to eliminate US borders, close prisons and abolish ICE before it commits 'ethnic cleansing'.  Chelsea Manning is no longer living as a transgender woman in a male military prison, serving the lengthiest sentence ever for revealing US government secrets.  She's free to grow out her hair, travel the world, and spend time with whomever she likes.  But a year since former President Barack Obama commuted Manning's 35-year sentence, America's most famous convicted leaker isn't taking an extended vacation.  Far from it:  The Oklahoma native has decided to make an unlikely bid for the U.S. Senate in her adopted state of Maryland.

Does The Federal Government Owe You A Job?  Bernie Sanders thinks so.  So does Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand.  And according to a Rasmussen poll earlier this week, so do almost half of all Americans.  Forty-six percent of respondents support government-guaranteed jobs for everyone, although the wording leaves the kind of job somewhat ambiguous.

Nearly Half Of Americans Embrace 'Guaranteed Jobs' — An Idea Straight Out Of The Soviet Union.  Last week, we noted that a liberal policy group urged Democrats at a leadership meeting to adopt "guaranteed jobs" as a pillar of their economic plan.  In short order, Bernie Sanders said he would soon unveil his plan to achieve that.  Under it, anyone who "wants or needs" a job but couldn't find one on their own would be guaranteed a government job paying $15 an hour and generous benefits. [...] The only thing lacking here — besides common sense — is context.  Like, say, what would it cost those with actual jobs to support millions of guaranteed-for-life make-work jobs?  The liberal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities figures the annual price tag at $543 billion — roughly equal to the entire defense budget.  That would be enough to fund 9.7 million full-time jobs, which would cover those currently unemployed plus those "marginally attached" to the workplace.

A Leftist Core Belief:  Denying Evil.  With thousands of black people being shot in leftist-run cities, leftists act as though the killings aren't the work of a few evil men and hence should be addressed not by vigorous law enforcement, but by gun control and telling blacks their situation is all due to white racism.  This despite the fact that the average black resident of the Democrat-created ghettos is an honest person who doesn't go around shooting people.  Leftists also believe that we're too hard on criminals.  Leftists are constantly advocating for criminals' "rights" and support the idea that letting obviously guilty criminals loose based on legal technicalities that throw out irrefutable evidence of guilt is a good thing.  Leftists have a bizarre attitude toward murderers, rapists, and drug-dealers because leftists believe that criminals aren't really evil or responsible for their actions.  Rather, leftists argue that societal pressures, poor upbringing, etc. are the cause of crime — even though this flies in the face of the reality that most people who suffer from the problems that leftists cite as causing crime don't become criminals.

They Keep Telling Us Who They Are.  No Bible, no self-defense, no right to hold a dissenting opinion — only the right to say and do whatever our masters tell us we can say and do.  That's who they are, that's where they're coming from, and what's where they want to take the rest of us.  Please don't forget that the 2016 Democrat platform included a plank authorizing the Attorney General to "investigate" the newly-created crime of Climate Change Denial.  This is why liberals must never, never, ever again be allowed to take power in our country.  Because if they do, it won't be our country anymore.

Sanders to announce proposal promising jobs to all Americans.  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is set to announce a federal jobs proposal that would guarantee a job with at least a $15-per-hour wage and health benefits to every adult American "who wants or needs one," The Washington Post reports.  The senator is still in the early stages of crafting the plan, according to the Post, which would provide a job or required training for any American.  Sanders's office has yet to release the details of the plan's funding, but previous large-scale projects proposed by the Vermont progressive have involved ending tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans and large corporations.

What Leftists Stand For
  [#16]   They believe that illegals should be counted along with Americans when apportioning House seats.
  [#17]   They can't win elections, so they import immigrants and illegal aliens who will vote for them.
  [#18]   They want to give convicted child-molesters, murderers, rapists, and major drug-dealers the right to vote.
  [#19]   They work hard to keep the folks in the military from voting.
  [#20]   They support policies that increase people's dependence on government in order to get more votes, even though that subjects people to miserable lives.

How Millennial Socialists Endanger America.  Millennials, those born between 1982 and 2004, are the largest age cohort in American history, and according to a recent poll, most of them (44%) prefer socialism to capitalism (42%).  An earlier 2015 poll found an even larger number of Millennials (53%) with a "favorable opinion" of socialism.  Inference:  America is in trouble.  Maybe Donald Trump can stem the tide for another four or even eight years, but support for socialism will continue to mount as long as Millennials remain ignorant of what socialism really is.  The greatest danger to this country comes from the fact that so many Millennials don't understand politics and economics.

Reparations, income handouts, guaranteed jobs:  Dems tilt hard left with new pet projects.  As Democrats look ahead to the midterms and the 2020 presidential race, lawmakers and candidates are pushing the agenda even further to the left — with bigger promises of sweeping government welfare programs ranging from guaranteed jobs to universal income.  Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., the standard-bearer for the party's left flank in 2016, once again is helping to lead the charge.  He reportedly is set to announce a plan that will guarantee a $15-an-hour job — and health-care benefits — to every American "who wants or needs one."  The plan, first reported by The Washington Post, would fund hundreds of government projects such as "infrastructure, care giving, the environment, education and other goals."

Democratic presidential hopeful wants to give citizens $1,000 a month.  A Democratic presidential hopeful for the 2020 presidency is proposing $1,000 a month for all citizens between the ages of 18 and 64 as part of a universal basic income program.  Andrew Yang, an American entrepreneur and the founder of Venture for America, said the spending proposal would cost the U.S. Treasury an estimated $2 trillion a year.  "The size of our economy is now $19 trillion a year.  It's grown by $4 trillion in the last 10 years alone.  We can easily afford $1,000 a month per citizen," he told FOX Business' Stuart Varney on Monday [4/23/2018].

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Brilliant!  How do you suppose that would work out in the (not very) long run?  It has already been tried.  Keep reading:

Guaranteed Basic Income Punishes Work, Subsidizes Sloth.  The latest "big idea" in the U.S. is the Universal Basic Income — a guaranteed income for all.  Progressives of course like the idea, but even some conservatives and libertarians do, too.  Only one problem:  It doesn't work.  Ask Finland, a highly progressive Scandinavian country that has an ongoing guaranteed income experiment, but is abandoning it.  Starting in 2017, the two-year Finnish program selected a random group of 2,000 unemployed people and gave them a monthly income roughly equal to about $678 for doing ... nothing.  The government hoped that many participants would flood back into the labor market.  But Finland is already backing off.

Democrats don't love Bernie Sanders' jobs-for-all bill.  Democratic lawmakers are asking questions about the cost of a federal jobs program being put together by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., that would guarantee a job to any American who "wants or needs one," and those questions are keeping some Democrats from supporting the bill.  Democrats are generally receptive to job-generating bills.  In recent weeks, two other Senate Democrats, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y,, have released similar plans.  But members are raising questions about how the former Democratic presidential candidate wants to pay for it and how much it would cost.

Democrats' Latest Big Gov't Idea:  Guaranteed Jobs For Everyone!.  Attendees at the closed-to-the-press "Democracy Alliance" conference each received copies of a 187-page briefing book titled "Everyone's Economy," according to the Washington Free Beacon.  It's published by liberal think tank Demos, among whose founding board members was then-Illinois State Sen. Barack Obama.  The book contains an enormous laundry list of far-left policies:  a $1.4 trillion a year single-payer health care plan, $2 trillion in spending on infrastructure, a $15 minimum wage, a raft of new mandatory worker benefits, amnesty for 11 million illegal immigrants, repeal of most of the Trump tax cuts, increases in Social Security and welfare benefits, free college, student loan forgiveness, a ban on fracking, a $35/ton carbon tax, subsidized day care, etc.

That '70s Playbook isn't working.  It's like the 1970s all over again, when Marxists boycotted grapes, lettuce, and deodorant.  And what did it get them?  Reagan.  But doing the same thing in this decade will result in a different outcome, right?

Trump impeachment will be significant campaign issue for Democrats in the 2018 midterms.  I wouldn't think that Democrats would want to run on this issue, but the Democratic primaries are going to put a lot of Democrats on the record supporting this idea.

More about the clamor for President Trump's impeachment.

Dream Democrat Agenda Includes Reparations.  A wealthy Democratic donor club plotting the future of the liberal movement hopes to be fighting for reparations by 2022, according to a document obtained by the Washington Free Beacon from the Democracy Alliance's spring conference this week in Atlanta.  The desire was stated in the invitation for a Monday reception during the annual spring gathering, which was attended by top Democratic Party officials such as DNC chairman Tom Perez, former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, and Reps.  Raul Grijalva (Ariz.) and Mark Pocan (Wis.).  The reception, "Way to Win: 2022 Victory Party," was presented as a look forward at what's possible if Democrats can be effective in coming elections.

More about reparations for slavery.

Democrats Call for Trillion Dollar Tax Hike.  Senate Democrats are proposing one trillion dollars in higher taxes over the next ten years including a nearly $600 billion income tax increase, a business tax increase, an increase to the death tax, and a capital gains tax increase.  These proposed tax increases would wipe out the benefits of tax reform, which include larger paychecks, salary bonuses, pay raises, increased employee retirement contributions, and utility rate cuts.  The Senate Democrat plan calls for raising the income tax rate to 39.6 percent and increasing the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) to pre TCJA levels, meaning millions of Americans would have to again pay this tax.  According to 2015 IRS data, over 900,000 taxpayers in California and 500,000 taxpayers in New York paid the AMT prior to passage of the TCJA, which dramatically increased the threshold at which this tax applied.

Is Progressivism Satanic?  [Scroll down]  Other killers advocating for, and engaged in mass murder (misguidedly) thought that they were doing so in a good cause, working toward making some sort of better society or world.  Meanwhile, mothers who abort their babies are doing so merely as a lifestyle "choice," as a matter of convenience — they engaged in sexual activity, and rather than face the "consequences" of getting married and forming a nuclear family in accordance with God's plan — they kill the most innocent and helpless of humans, the unborn.  It seems a safe assumption that some Gulag or concentration camps workers were at least troubled by the morality of what they were parties too — but rationalized on the basis of self-preservation (if they refused to follow orders they too would be killed and replaced, and the killing would continue).  Conversely (with precious few exceptions) a pregnant woman does not encounter any question of self-preservation while contemplating an abortion, but merely lifestyle "choice."  So of the two, the concentration camp guard or the woman, which is the more egregious sinner?

New York Democrats Propose $2 Billion in Tax Hikes.  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) and Assembly Democrats have joined together to champion $2 billion in tax hikes in the annual budget.  The hikes target everything from ridesharing (Uber, Lyft) and electronic cigarettes to an internet sales tax and raising the state income tax.  Just as federal tax reform is taking effect, the last thing New Yorkers need is for those savings to be confiscated through Albany's high tax policies.

Your Data May Be Safer on Facebook Than With the Feds.  Rep. Joseph Kennedy III has announced that he plans to exploit the Facebook privacy scandal in a thinly veiled attempt to establish government control over the internet:  "When you see lapses like that, it opens the door for Congress to get involved... and make sure people's information is safeguarded."  You can bet that, once Kennedy and his Democratic accomplices are permitted to "get involved," they won't limit their meddling to social media.  So, before putting federal apparatchiks in charge of protecting our internet information, it's worth taking a look at their own cybersecurity record.  It is predictably abysmal.

The 8 Most Twisted Policy Positions of Your Modern Democrat Party.  [#1] There's a growing push to repeal the Second Amendment among many influential liberals and members of the coastal T.V. glitterati, [...] According to a recent poll, 39 percent of Democrats support repealing the Second Amendment and 82 percent favor banning semi-automatic weapons.

Nancy Pelosi Vows Democrats Will Raise Taxes If They Take Back The House.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi vowed Wednesday [4/4/2018] that Democrats will rework the GOP tax bill if they successfully retake the House in the 2018 midterm elections.  Speaking at a Culver City town hall event as part of the "Repeal the Trump Tax" tour, Pelosi pledged that Democrats would overhaul the tax bill into one that "creates growth, creates good-paying jobs, as it reduces the deficit."  "Over 80 percent of the benefits go to the top 1 percent," Pelosi said of the GOP tax cuts. [...] According to the non-partisan Tax Policy Center, the average household will receive a tax cut of $1,610 in 2018.  Only 5 percent of taxpayers will see increased taxes in 2018.

Nancy Pelosi:  When We Take Back The House, I PROMISE We'll Repeal Those Republican Tax Cuts.  As soon as Democrats retake the House in November, Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told a town hall meeting Wednesday that the first priority is repealing and "replacing" the GOP tax cut package that passed last December.  Speaking to her constituents in Culver City, California, alongside Hollywood Congressman Ted Lieu, Pelosi pledged to discard the popular bill, which has prompted several major American companies to boost wages, share profits, and in some cases move their production operations back from overseas, because Republicans were so secretive in enacting the bill.

The Editor says...
Isn't this the same woman who said we had to pass Obamacare to find out what's in it?

They Take the Second Amendment First and the First Amendment Second.  We have talked a lot about the liberal assault on our right as American citizens to keep and bear arms for the defense of ourselves, our families, our communities, and our Constitution, but it is a mistake to think of a disarmed population as their desired end-state.  No, that's merely the first step toward the subjugation of the Normals.  What they want is not only for us to be disarmed, but to be silenced.  They are not going to stop with the Second Amendment.  Next, they are going to move to finish off the First Amendment.  They don't want you to speak freely.  They don't want you to have access to a free press.  They don't want you to practice your religion as you see fit.  And when you are disarmed and silenced, and you are stripped of any god but government — the government they control absolutely and forever — then they will have achieved their dream.  You will no longer be a citizen; you will be a serf.

The liberal platform compared to the conservative platform:
Of Course Children Prefer Liberalism.  Conservatism is, in a sense, an acknowledgement of and a surrender to the truth.  We conserve "what works," those traditions, practices, and ideas that have long held the test of time — such as marriage being the union of one man and one woman; the idea that if a man doesn't work, he shouldn't eat; all men are created equal; life in the womb is real and precious — because they are rooted in the Truth.  The most significant principle of conservatism is that our rights come not from man or from government, but from God.  All laws of men, all governments instituted by men, should be rooted in the Laws of the Lawgiver.  Any law, any government that does not do such is folly and should be treated as such.

Democrats Want To Repeal The First And Second Amendments.  Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, a liberal appointed by establishment Republican President Gerald R. Ford, yesterday penned an op-ed in the New York Times calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment.  Calling the Second Amendment a "relic of the 18th century" Stevens wrote that the "March for Our Lives" demonstrators "should seek more effective and more lasting reform.  They should demand a repeal of the Second Amendment."  This call for the repeal of the Second Amendment is a significant extension of Justice Stevens' previous position stated in his judicial opinions and even his 2014 book "Six Amendments:  How and Why We Should Change the Constitution" wherein he suggested that the Second Amendment be rewritten to read:  ["]A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the Militia shall not be infringed.["]  Liberal-leaning pundits were quick to embrace Stevens' call for repeal, and polling shows that there is significant support for such a move among Democrats.

Here We Go... Louisiana Democrat Party Leader Calls for Repealing the Second Amendment.  Karen Carter Peterson is a Democrat in the Louisiana State Senate.  Peterson is also the current Chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party.

Dem Lawmaker:  We Don't Want To Confiscate Guns, We Want To 'Seize' Them.  A Georgia state lawmaker said she didn't want to take guns away from Americans, but she also supports legislation that would seize guns from Americans.  Likely missing a dictionary and basic common sense, Erica Thomas still expects us to believe that the government isn't coming for our guns.  During an interview with Tucker Carlson, Thomas claims to not be talking about "taking the guns from law-abiding citizens, I'm talking about a ban on assault rifles.  We are not trying to promote a militia.  What war are we going at that we need assault rifles?"  But Carlson quotes the bill Thomas herself said she supported, which states, "The Georgia Bureau of Investigation shall seize and take possession of any assault weapon, large capacity magazine, armor piercing bullet or incendiary fifty caliber bullet."  Carlson then asks how that confiscation will be received by hundreds of thousands of law-abiding gun owners in her state and in typical democrat fashion, can't answer what a "seizure" of guns from law-abiding citizens who don't want to give up their morally acquired property would look like.

Trump and the Great Unmasking of the Left.  California's attorney general, Xavier Bacerra, announced his intention to sue — on unspecified grounds — to prevent the federal government from inquiring about citizenship status in the 2020 census.  Citizenship is being declared irrelevant, which has been a long term goal of the Left, but one that they have been hesitant to publicly embrace.  The notion that someone who violates the border and enters the United States has the same status as people who are citizens is repellant to most Americans, because they value the rights and respect the responsibilities of citizenship, and take pride in being citizens.

Beyond Guns:  Democrats Introduce Bullet Control Bill.  In the wake of the "March For Our Lives" rally Saturday, and with no legislative appetite for more gun control laws, Democrats in both the House and Senate have introduced a bill requiring background checks for purchasing bullets.  "You do not have the right to bear bullets," said Congresswoman and former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz at a press conference Monday announcing the introduction of a bill that would require instant background checks to purchase ammunition.

The Religious Texture Of The Gun Control Movement.  [Scroll down]  Reuters is lying.  The students didn't organize anything.  Everytown is organizing and managing the entire process.  The students are just being used.  The lie notwithstanding, make no mistake about what's happening here.  This is a religious quest for them.  The language ("warriors of the light") has very direct theological import.  This is a worship service, and they wanted to have the high priests of paganism there to preach sermons to them. [...] Their religion is collectivism, and their god is the state.  You're on notice that they've declared war on you.

Mr. Hogg's Revolution.  [Parkland, Florida, activist-brat David] Hogg, who has become one of the primary faces of the anti-gun movement and is notable for his impassioned and occasionally profane attacks on the NRA, parents and conservative politicians, revealed the true aims of the "March For Our Lives" movement — a Leftist revolution in America.  In this aim the "March For Our Lives" movement joins in its anti-constitutional aims, the "Black Lives Matter" movement, the "Women's March," the "Occupy" movement, Antifa, and the rest of the so-called Resistance in the Soros-funded Left.  But what makes Hogg different is that he actually comes right out and says their goals will be accomplished outside of the political process in a "revolution" if need be.  "Revolution" is a great pop culture slogan and lends itself to the composition of protest songs and slogans, t-shirts and psychedelic posters, but few purported revolutionaries like David Hogg really understand how revolutions are accomplished — and it is not through speeches and slogans.  History proves that there are really only two kinds of revolutions:  Those that seek to extend liberty, and those that seek to curtail it.

Message to the NRA
Top 5 Idiotic Moments From 'March for Our Lives' Gun Control Rally.  Could number one have ever been anyone besides David Hoggwash, himself?  [Video clip] Look at little Davey.  I wonder whatever happened to his stylish anti-gun armband.  It would have paired well with his energetic speech.  He spoke with an intensity and passion akin to a Hitler Youth.

Obama's third term.  The sudden anti-gun marches by children is not happenstance.  Liberals are as spontaneous as a wedding.  This was planned.  They wanted the right shooting.  They will wait years for one. [...] Liberals seek flawed cases because they want to give conservatives traction to oppose them because liberals want to battle.  All the time.  On all fronts because what liberals seek is power, and they know the power of the state peaks in times of chaos and turmoil.  The Parkland high school shooting was a classic case of government inaction.  The school didn't institutionalize him.  The FBI did not check out tips.  The sheriff's deputy didn't enter the building.  And so on.  This was the tragedy they were hoping for because this incident had so many gray areas.

Is California Governor Jerry Brown Mentally Ill?  Unlike Obama's punish-evil-America-first presidency, Trump has America's best interest at heart.  Unlike leftists seeking to dissolve our borders, Trump plans to build a wall to protect our people and our economy.  Insanely, leftists cheered when Obama allowed Ebola into America, claiming it was racist and unfair for Americans not to be subjected to the disease.  Unlike Obama, Hillary, Democrats, and fake news media's war on Christianity (forcing a 100-year-old order of Catholic nuns to fund contraception and forcing Christian businesses to service same-sex ceremonies), Trump vows to defend religious liberty.

Is Kamala Harris the likely Democratic nominee in 2020?  The estimable Henry Olsen makes a good case that she, at a minimum, she is more likely to be the nominee than anyone else. [...] Add it all up, and the situation looks quite favorable for Harris.  She will run as a progressive in the Obama-Sanders mold.

Yes, They Do Want To Take Your Guns Away.  Every time the issue of gun control comes up and America goes to war with itself over the preservation of the Second Amendment, I get a slew of leftists and uneducated statists popping up in my mentions and comments sections telling me that no one is trying to take our guns.  But they absolutely are.  In their braver moments, when they think all the momentum is with them, they straight up admit it.

Leftism and Degeneracy:  A Beautiful Thing.  In a nutshell, leftists are using government to make the weird and freaky mainstream while trampling traditional principles and values underfoot — declaring them hateful, intolerant, and laughable.

When Will Democrats Start Brutally Attacking Gun-Loving Conor Lamb?  While viciously attacking Republicans for opposing gun control, Democrats are celebrating the victory of gun-loving Conor Lamb in the Pennsylvania special election.  What would those student gun control protestors say if they knew about that?

ICE removal key goal of Democrats in 2020 election.  The Democrats mulling a run for the White House in 2020 are facing intense pressure from liberals to campaign on abolishing the agency that enforces federal immigration laws, a proposal that was once relegated to the far-left fringe.  In protesting the Trump administration's policies toward illegal immigration, liberal commentators and writers have been embracing the idea of gutting the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which identifies, arrests and deports illegal immigrants inside the United States.

Trump's Presidency May Decide the Fate of Socialism in America.  Leftists' groupthink in universities and the surging popularity of socialist politicians such as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are nudging socialism toward political orthodoxy — consider the Democratic Party's recent hard left turn, which all but ensures socialism's place on the platform of a major American political party.  In fact, the only thing standing in the way of Bruenig's suggestion may be the Presidency of Donald Trump.

Why the Democrats Made Such an Idiotic Tax Proposal.  With the economy roaring as it hasn't in decades, the stock market at all-time highs, and unemployment (including for blacks and Hispanics) at all-time lows, the Democrats have just proposed to "fix things" by raising taxes. [...] Only someone as terminally frozen in 1968 as Bernie Sanders, who has emerged as the spokesperson for the proposal, could think of this as anything less than economic suicide.

I hope Democrats defend sanctuary cities.  It's bad policy, and it'll cost them.  The Justice Department is now challenging several laws in California that not only interfere with the nation's immigration policies but also place American citizens and law enforcement personnel at risk.  The idea that laws can be ignored and that state and local politicians can affirmatively warn lawbreakers of how to escape apprehension is incredible.  It is indefensible.  We either have laws, or we don't.  And if our elected leaders don't want to uphold the law, they can either change them or resign.  The law is not optional once you have made a pledge to uphold the duties of your office.  Open-border radicals in California and other liberal strongholds must be held accountable.  Of course, liberals would have you believe that they are only interested in protecting the poor, the oppressed and the hardworking who have nowhere else to go.  But in many cases, their actions allow dangerous and sometimes repeat criminals to be shielded from deportation or prison.

Tax-And-Spend Democrats Are Back, And They Want $1 Trillion Of Your Money.  Democrats have a new plan to win over voters in November.  Instead of letting taxpayers keep the money they're getting from Trump's tax cuts, they want government to spend $1 trillion of it on wasteful government projects.

The Rapid 'Progress' of Progressivism.  Twenty years ago, there was honest debate over global warming.  Ten years ago, there was still honest debate over the effects of human-induced climate change.  Five years ago, there was still honest debate over the cost-benefit analysis of dealing with the problem.  Not now.  Anyone who doubts that there is an existential man-caused threat to the planet — requiring the radical and costly reconstruction of the global economy and society — is considered a "denier," deserving of professional ostracism or worse.

Sanders, Warren Teaming with Michael Moore for Anti-Oligarchy Push.  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is joining with filmmaker Michael Moore and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to host a townhall on inequality in America at the Capitol Visitors' Center on March 19.  Sanders' office said the event is intended to build on the Medicare for All town hall in January that drew 1.6 million live viewers.  The inequality forum is being hosted in conjunction with The Guardian, NowThis, The Young Turks and

Washington Post Writer Advocates for Outright Socialism.  For generations, we've heard that socialist policies have failed only because nations haven't properly implemented them.  Even after a long track record of collectivism falling apart over and over again — with examples happening right before our eyes — the left refuses to see that the system many of them hold so dear is inherently flawed.  It sure doesn't stop them from advocating for it time and again.  Just this week in the Washington Post, writer Elizabeth Bruenig opines that "It's time to give socialism a try."  You may have expected a statement like this from The Onion or UK's Daily Mash, but alas, this is a legitimate, serious consideration of state economic ownership.

What Do You Think Would Have Happened To America If Hillary Clinton Had Won The Election?  Today they call themselves "Democrats", "liberals" and "progressives", but the truth is that leftist politicians in both parties have been steadily marching us down the road toward socialism for a very long time.  Our Constitutional Republic is barely recognizable at this point, and it is going to take emergency measures to restore it.  So now is definitely not a time for politics as usual and more of the same in Washington.  Instead, we need to send bold leaders to Washington that will be willing to turn our deeply corrupt system upside down.

Socialized Medicine:  Almost A Century Of Failure Already.  Progressives plan to make a big push for single-payer health care in the midterms, hoping to force Democrats even harder Left than in the past four Congressional election cycles.  They want a Medicare-for-all system that will eclipse private health insurance, similar to what Bernie Sanders laid out in his 2016 Democratic primary campaign.  The Center for American Progress has put pressure on current officeholders to take up the cause of single payer, with considerable success; 2020 presidential hopefuls such as Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris have all signed onto Sanders' latest legislative effort to create the program.

Yesterday's Communist Is Today's Progressive.  In the blink of an eye, or in a generation, society itself unravels as it seems today to have lost the ability to retain the qualities that once made America exceptional.  Liberty, freedom, truth, and the Constitution have given way to ideology, entitlement, and moral relativism.  What we are left with is a pervasive atmosphere of decadence and moral bankruptcy that stands no chance in fighting an ideology that is consuming us. [...] With both political parties devoid of principles or respect to their own constituents let alone country, America's future looks to be heading at breakneck speed towards Soviet Russia's past.  The underlying principle that serves as the catalyst for this is the prevailing ideology of socialism and communism.  It goes by the much friendlier name of progressivism today and all that it asks of you is to abide by its principles without question while it slowly and methodically takes from you your rights until you're rendered defenseless.

Universal Basic Idiocy, Pt.  II.  Long favored on the left, the idea of a universal basic income (UBI) is enjoying a current vogue even among some conservatives.  But don't be confused by the bipartisanship: no matter who likes the idea, it's a bad one.

Ignorance and lack of logic underlie Progs' Second Amendment position.  Every day in America, approximately 21 black people illegally kill each other.  And every day in America, 1,876 black babies are legally aborted.

The Woman in the High Castle.  [Suppose] Donald Trump was crushed in the November 2016 election and the nation was spared those and other right-wing depredations.  Instead, Hillary Rodham Clinton, in the landslide that everyone who was anyone predicted, was elected the 45th president of the United States and lost no time in fulfilling her campaign promises — and even going beyond what she had promised in many areas.

California Dems' hard-left turn could be the whole party's future.  How far left is the Democratic Party headed?  Look to California, where last month's state party convention went off the deep end.  The first sign of lunacy was the delegates' refusal to endorse impeccably liberal Sen. Dianne Feinstein.  She lost out by 37 percent to 54 percent to Kevin de Leon, president pro tempore of the state Senate, who promises mainly to be obsessively anti-Trump.

Facebook Co-Founder:  Government Should Pay $500 a Month to Workers Making Under $50K.  Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes favors a government-provided monthly "guaranteed income" of $500 for individuals making less than $50,000, which would be paid for by a 50 percent tax on income above $250,000 with "no strings attached."  Hughes supports expanding the "definition of work" that would be required to qualify for the monthly benefit to include a parent who takes care of their own child at home and other similar kinds of unpaid work.  He said the monthly income should be treated like a tax credit.

Watch: Speech on Guns by Virginia Senate Candidate Causes Democrat Walk-Out, Goes Massively Viral Online.  A Speech by Virginia Delegate Nick Freitas, the liberty-minded conservative who is challenging Senator Tim Kaine, discussing the importance of the Second Amendment has been viewed over five million times in the past 24 hours.  Friday's [3/2/2018] speech by Freitas before the Virginia House of Delegates lead to many Democrats actually walking out and demanding a recess so that they could calm down because they were so outraged.

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The video clip cited above can be viewed here.  It is well worth a few minutes of your time.

Guns Have Not Changed, Progressive Indoctrination Succeeded.  If the general atmosphere of strife is anything to go by, it seems like I'm not the only person sick and tired of the unrelenting rhetoric on the left related to gun control.  As a person who isn't afraid to think logically, I am utterly disgusted by the inexorable liberal effort to infringe on my Second Amendment right.  Even before the terrible incident in Florida, the left was, and is constantly chipping away at the most important law in America.  The globalist masters of the democrat party recognize that the protections in the United States Constitution would be worthless, unless free, armed men were ready and able to defend them.  So, we are forced to deal with their steady drip, drip, dripping attempt to wear away the bedrock of our liberty.

Chuck Schumer Votes No On Judicial Nominee Because He's White.  There's nothing shocking about Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer trying to squash a judicial nominee of President Trump.  In fact, it's not shocking at all for the 'party of no' to simply reject any of the President's nominees simply because they were nominated by a man they're still in a rage over for being in the White House.  What may be surprising — maybe — is that Schumer would flat-out admit that he was voting no on a judicial nominee for the sole transgression of being white.

Schumer Will Vote 'No' On Judicial Nominee Because He Is White.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer attacked one of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees on Wednesday because the nominee is not a racial minority.  The Democrat from New York said on the Senate floor that he could not vote to approve Marvin Quattlebaum for a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina because he is a white man replacing two black Obama nominees.  "The nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum speaks to the overall lack of diversity in President Trump's selections for the federal judiciary," Schumer complained.  "Quattlebaum replaces not one, but two scuttled Obama nominees who were African American."

The First Amendment Is In Far Greater Danger Than The Second.  On the gender ideology issue, elites have been wildly successful in completely removing debate over transgenderism from the public square and even politics.  On abortion, they have largely failed as pro-life sentiment among the people has proven too strong for elites to overcome.  And on guns, the jury is still out, but elites are engaging in perhaps their most brazenly outrageous effort to silence opposing views to date. [...] We are instead operating in a country now where elites demonize the populist position with such ferocity that many are afraid to voice their opinion at all, which is, of course, the entire point of their strategy.  Our fight is no longer just over political issues — it is a battle against the very tactics being used by elites to stifle debate and destroy the essence of what makes America great.

The Price Dems Pay for Purges.  For the Democrats, America did not begin in 1776 but more like 1966.  From that mentality has come a perpetual purge in which no American tradition is safe from censure.  The Democrats can't rest until post-1960s liberalism becomes the only acceptable political philosophy in America.  We're told by prominent Democrats that companies like Chick-fil-A don't deserve to operate and organizations that quote the Constitution belong on "extremist" lists.  Democrats goad companies into boycotting the NRA and demand that judges drive mild-mannered Christian bakers out of business.  But all of this radicalism comes at a political price.  Voters have consistently rejected Obama's vision of a "fundamentally transformed" America.  His presidency was a disaster for the Democrats, causing them to lose a record number of seats at the federal, state, and local level.

The Left's Objective in Its War on the NRA.  The NRA is perhaps the most powerful grassroots organization in the nation still dedicated to preserving the rights as enumerated in the Constitution.  Because of its over 5 million members, it has influence not only in Washington, but in the state capitals as well.  Through its offices and media activity, it can influence and mobilize exponentially far more than just its dues-paying membership.  Therefore, the left-wing cabal must mobilize and utilize all tactics possible in order to marginalize the NRA.  The fact that the primary purpose of the NRA is the defense of the 2nd Amendment plays into the left's hands, as leftists have a cudgel — gun violence — to use whenever mass shootings occur.

Dianne Feinstein No Longer Left-Wing Enough for California.  This is a woman who was once mayor of San Francisco, who has argued for the confiscation of guns from law-abiding gun owners, and whose lifetime ACU rating is under 10%.  (Meaning she has voted conservatively less than 10% of the time.)  But Kevin de Leon is an even bigger anti-gun zealot, a man so far left he introduced environmental regulation so radical (banning all fossil fuels in California) not even the hard-left Democrat legislature would go for it.  (Probably because existing renewable energy bills have already made California's electric bills look like Michigan's car insurance premiums.  Worse, actually.

Democratic Lunacy on Full Display in California.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has promised everything she can for the young illegal aliens and her increasingly restive left-leaning caucus.  The House members are grousing privately about how their leader is ruining their brand across the country.  As for the illegal aliens and their activist enablers, they overwhelmed one of her press conferences in San Francisco.  They badgered her US Senate colleagues, including Chuck Schumer by protesting outside of his home in New York State.  Two weeks ago, Pelosi stood for 8 hours to demand that a clean DREAM Act be attached to the latest budget-spending bill.  Nothing happened.  Meanwhile, since 2016 the Democratic Party has moved further left than anyone would have anticipated since 2016.  They will embrace every letter in the LGBTQAI etc. list, they want to repeal the Second Amendment, abolish the First, get rid of the United States Constitution.

Legislation by Lynch Mob.  Entrusting legislation to politically correct lynch mobs — which is the first instinct of Democrats after any tragedy — doesn't make for good policy or good politics.  In the feverish mood of the moment, a Democrat could propose house-to-house confiscatory gun sweeps and receive a standing ovation in certain quarters.  But the desire for that demagoguery will pass and the Democrats will find themselves once again on the wrong side of the gun issue.  Even Obama dimly understood the toxic politics of gun confiscation and gun bans.  After he accused Americans of bitterly clinging to their guns in 2008, his pollsters told him to knock it off and conceal such views in the softer language of "sensible" restrictions.

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes wants the richest 1% of Americans to fund a basic income for 90 million people.  Chris Hughes, a co-founder of Facebook and chair of the Economic Security Project, has a proposal to attack the problem of rising income inequality through a basic income, a system of wealth distribution in which people receive a standard salary just for being alive.  And he wants to pay for it by raising taxes on the one percent.  In a Reddit Ask-Me-Anything session on Tuesday — the same day his new book, "Fair Shot" launched — Hughes explained how his proposal could be funded.  Hughes wants to give every American making less than $50,000 a year a monthly stipend of $500.  This would affect 90 million people across the country, according to Hughes.

The Florida School Shooting:  Typical Leftist Exploitation.  When I first heard about the terrible Florida school shooting, I knew that the American left (Democrats, fake news, and Hollywood) would shamefully exploit the victims the way they always do.  The leftists' manual, Rules for Radicals, says, "In the arena of action a threat or a crisis becomes almost a precondition to communication."  In other words, "Never let a crisis go to waste."  Always exploit the victim's pain and suffering to further the leftist agenda.  We've seen leftists repeatedly use this insidious, heartless tactic.  Every time a tragic incident happens, cold, calculating leftist operatives run to the victims with open arms, pretending to have their best interests at heart, vowing to fix the problem.  But rather than seek real commonsense solutions, leftists use victims as cover to further their extreme agenda and attack people they hate:  Christians, gun-owners, the NRA, conservatives, Republicans, achievers, non-victim-minded minorities, and straight white men.

Taxing Innovators To Pay For Universal Welfare Is A Terrible Idea.  A new "study" in Britain suggests that by raising taxes sharply on Facebook, Amazon and Apple, the government could pay for a universal basic income (UBI) for all Britons.  It's an absurd idea, which is why it can't be counted out.

How the Left Plays at Oppression and Encourages Tyrants.  [Scroll down]  I mean, we know that the left does not and has not, ever, so far as I can tell stood up to real tyrants.  They not only slavishly lick the boots of every communist dictator, worship the cursed corpse of Che, slaver all over the writings of mass murderers like Mao, but they're too timid to say that North Korea is a [hellhole], or to call out the Muslims on their aggression.  They are against all religion, except the one which might kill them.  So that gets mindnumbing appeasement.  Meanwhile, they walk around proclaiming they're resisting, and keep talking about how their free speech is being curtailed.

Democrats panic over DACA.  Here's the problem with the whole mess for the Democrats.  Democrats staked their entire party's fortunes on the prospect of 700,000 or, given chain migration, millions of newly minted Democratic voters from the DACA deal.  They know full well that most DACA recipients aren't the overachieving, I've-got-a-new-life-at-last entrepreneurial immigrants of the legal variety; they are largely underachievers who have managed to assimilate only into the underclass and are used to having everything handed to them, including citizenship, for free.  Many do not speak English, and a few valedictorians aside, they can have as many as two misdemeanors, sometimes three, for wife-beating, graffiti-spraying, drunk driving, and the like.  Obviously, most of these people are high consumers of social services of all kinds, from food stamps to medical services to education to justice system "interaction."  As a result, they become Democratic voters, at times through the muscle of Democratic political machines, if not for the freebies themselves.  Democrats ignored everyone else and their concerns about illegals driving down wages, the moral hazard of additional just-wait-for-the-next-subway amnesties to fuel more illegal immigration, and the high costs of added social services while getting little of value in return.  They pretty much have no other program than that.  They also treated DACA as a racism issue, rather than a rule of law issue, which angers voters as well.

Poll: DACA Amnesty Bombs In GOP Primaries.  A DACA amnesty is strongly opposed by the Republicans who vote in GOP primaries, says a new poll by Americans for Legal Immigration PAC.  The group is touring Capitol Hill offices today [2/6/2018] to showcase the poll, which they say will deter GOP legislators from backing a DACA or 'dreamer' amnesty prior to their Spring primaries.  "We're hoping this poll will be a bucket of cold water to wake them out of their DC spell," said William Gheen, founder of ALIPAC.

NY Democrat Lawmakers Push Bill to Make Tide Pod Look 'Less Appetizing'.  Two New York state lawmakers are pushing legislation that would ban manufacturers from making laundry detergent pods that look edible.  New York City Democrats State Sen. Brad Holyman and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas introduced legislation Tuesday [2/6/2018] in Albany that would prohibit manufacturers from making detergent pods that look like candy or other edible items, the Associated Press reported.

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Soap has never looked edible to me.  They could package laundry detergent in the shape of a Mrs. Baird's Pineapple Fried Pie, and I still wouldn't be tempted to eat it.  That's because laundry detergent products smell like soap and are sold in plainly marked packages.  If you are stupid enough to eat it, then the "survival of the fittest" kicks in.  If you like the taste of laundry soap, you'll be happy to know there's cotton candy in the attic.

It's True.  Senator Chuck Schumer Tried To Eat A Tide Pod.  One of the most powerful Democrats in the nation walked into his office, saw a Tide Pod, and nearly ate it.  Outraged that it "looked so delicious" he led a legislative campaign to combat the dangers of "colorful laundry conveniences."

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This sounds like a Clintonesque recollection of an event that didn't happen.  Why would there be a detergent packet sitting around in a Senator's office?  Why would a U.S. Senator, acting like a two-year-old, not recognize it for what it is, have the urge to pick it up and eat it?  The most obvious answer is the simplest:  This incident never happened.

Incrementalism:  Keep expanding the envelope until there it is no more.
Lawmaker wants to ease restrictions on legal weed at special events.  A state lawmaker wants the state to relax its policies prohibiting organizers of festivals and other special events in California from allowing marijuana sales and use unless the event is at a county fairground.  Assemblyman Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) said Monday he introduced a bill on behalf of the city of Oakland, which wants marijuana sales to be allowed at its annual Art and Soul Festival this summer.

Stockton's 'Basic Income' Plan Diverts City From Its Real Duties.  [Scroll down]  In fact, one of California's most impoverished cities, Stockton, is working on a proposal that would provide a "Universal Basic Income" to a small number of residents.  Instead of a million bucks, the city — thanks to a grant from some Bay Area tech entrepreneurs — wants to hand out $500 a month for two years without any limits on how it's spent.  It's not as controversial as Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs' proposal last summer "that pays people not to commit crimes," as KCRA reported.  But now Tubbs is back with this latest "let's just pay people" plan.  The income idea is backed by a group that believes "cash is an effective way" to rebuild the American middle class.  It's a pilot project that will help evaluate how this type of program works. [...] If this idea takes hold, it will be followed by demands to increase the payments. [...] But my biggest fear is what it will do to the already eroded concept of work.  Many people prefer to do nothing if someone else will pay their bills.

Confronting Leftist Lies.  Obama dissed our Constitution with these words: "a charter of negative liberties.  It says what the states can't do to you.  Says what the federal government can't do to you but doesn't say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf."  Obama's rant against our Constitution is typical leftist arrogance.  They believe their superior intellect should grant them the authority to dictate how we peons should live.  Leftists are also obsessed with poking their finger in the eye of the God of Christianity; transforming America into an anything goes sexually society (bestiality, pedophilia, incest, and etc.).  Leftists hate the God of Christianity because He requires moral standards of behavior.

The Liberals and Their Conservative Chump Pals Hate Democracy.  The most basic principle that has been dumped like a Kennedy's girlfriend is the one the self-appointed establishment hates most.  It is the notion that power derives from the consent of the governed, that those using that power answer to us Normals.  They hate that idea, and they reject it.  Openly.  Without apology. [...] Everything they say is a lie.  Everything they do is to consolidate and defend their power over you.

The Democrats aren't the party of the people, they're the party of Elizabeth Warren.  In short, Democrats have evolved into a base-driven, radicalized party, embracing not only an increasingly liberal platform but also the kind of burn-it-down tactics that repel independent, educated, and suburban voters. [...] For anyone paying attention, this is now the party of Elizabeth Warren.  If Democrats win back the House majority this fall, Maxine Waters is in line to become the next chair of the House Financial Services Committee.  If Democrats take back the Senate, Bernie Sanders will become chairman of the Senate Budget Committee.  More than a third of the Democratic conference in the Senate has endorsed Sanders' "Medicare for All" bill, which would cost, according to some estimates, $32 trillion over 10 years.  In the House, the swing to the far Left is even more striking with more than 60 percent of Democrats endorsing John Conyers' "Medicare for all" bill to nationalize health insurance.  This is not a straw man argument or conservative fear mongering.  Single-payer healthcare is undeniably the stated policy position of the majority of the House Democratic conference.

Class Warfare and Platitudes:  Joe Kennedy's Democratic SOTU Response Rife With Overtures to Aggrieved.  Rep. Joseph "Joe" Kennedy III (D-MA) delivered the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday in Fall River, Massachusetts.  The speech, rife with appeals to equality and "who we are," sought to unite the economic struggle of working class Americans to the identity politics battles of the Democratic Party, including Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and the "transgender" movement.

The Shabby, Sophomoric Behavior of Democrats at the SOTU.  How and why have the leftists among us become so anti-American, so contemptuous of the Constitution, the Founders, and American heroism?  When did they get to be so rude?  They hate Trump so much they have regressed to being playground bullies, a gang of horrid little toddlers.  They seem to have one issue and one issue only, the prioritization of illegal immigrants.  [...] But this much is clear:  the Democratic Party is today the party of illegal immigrants.  That is their core constituency, that is who they represent over and above Americans. [...] High taxes, redistribution of wealth, open borders, the erasure of gender, the primacy of skin color, the dumbing-down of education across the board:  these are the policies the Democrats promote.

The Idiots That Don't Concede Elections.  Socialism cannot work because it cannot compute prices.  And that goes for administrative government too.  This is called the "economic calculation problem."  Under socialism or under the administrative state, the government gets captured by the special interests.  This is called "regulatory capture."  Under any government, no government program gets fixed until way after it breaks.  That's because the ruling class fears government program beneficiaries, who fight any reduction in their benefits to the knife.  This is called Chantrill's Law.  Socialism or the administrative state assumes that everything, even plastic straws in restaurants, should be regulated by the state.  In other words businesses, even restaurants, cannot be trusted to know what is good for themselves and their customers.  In fact, the opposite is true.

Using Nullification To Destroy Federalism.  Animosity reigns supreme among Democrats who now are anything but "the loyal opposition."  The intention to disrupt, undermine, insult, reject, and vilify anything and everything about President Donald Trump's person, his programs, and his policies is there for all to see.  Character assassination is but one dimension of the attack on this administration.  Ridicule on late night talk/comedy shows is standard and has been standard throughout the President's first year in office.  Incessant conversations about the investigation into the bogus "Russia collusion" has been allotted more than 80% of news and discussion time on major media outlets.  But lately, with the failure to make collusion stick, the failure to make Trump's mental health disqualification stick, the failure to make his breaking of the emoluments clause of the Constitution stick, and the failure to make his supposed womanizing and #metoo wrongdoings stick, the disloyal opposition is now clinging to the charge of racism for his having reversed President Obama's executive order regarding DACA for a class of persons living within our borders.

Real Americans vs.  Our Effete Elites.  The American left today is fascist.  They intend to dictate to every citizen what they can say, do or think.  And they are indoctrinating our young people, our elementary through university students, with their radical intolerance.  College students no longer learn about the horrors of communism and fascism, both products of the far left.  No, they are being trained to be mind-numbed, doctrinaire leftists.  They learn to renounce their country, our Constitution, to abhor themselves if white, to see themselves as a victim and so superior if black, Hispanic, etc.

California's Soft Secession Accelerates.  In response to President Trump's decision to pull the United States from the Paris climate accords, California led a coalition of cities and states that vowed to keep American commitments all on their own.  It's also created its own version of a sanctions regime by imposing travel bans on state-funded travel to states that California deems insufficiently LGBT-friendly.  At the same time, California is plowing forward in creating a unique economic and legal environment.  It flirted last year with an extraordinarily expensive single-payer health plan, and the issue is likely to come up again, soon.  It has its own, comprehensive environmental policy.

Get Ready for a Meat Tax Push.  A story in The Atlantic suggests that meat taxes are "inevitable."  So does The Independent and The Guardian.  These folk are serious.  PETA wants to tax meat toward the end of outlawing all eating meat — and eventually all animal husbandry — because, you know, "a rat, is a pig, is a dog, is a boy."  Global warming hysterics want to end meat because of animal flatulence.  An industry investment research group report warns that a meat tax is likely due to the Paris Accords.

When the rubber meets the road, Democrats choose a white guy.  Say, did you see whom the Democrats chose to give the SOTU response next week?  Well, hang on to your hats.  The "Diversity is our Strength" Party chose the white guy. [...] And not just any white guy, mind you.  They chose a Kennedy — a rich, privileged Kennedy.

Enviros Push Meat Tax.  Environmentalists are targeting your hamburgers and buffalo wings with a "Meat Tax."  And they claim they have "never been closer to a meat tax."

Schumer Doubles Down On the Democrats' Immigration Extremism.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is following up his party's disastrous government shutdown on behalf of illegal immigrants by refusing to compromise on border security.  What else can he do, since his party has become so radical on immigration?

Cuomo wants to let Dreamers go to college for free.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to give another break to immigrant Dreamers by extending free public college tuition to students who were brought into the United States illegally as kids.  Cuomo tucked a provision in his $168 billion budget plan that would amend state education law to make the undocumented students eligible for the Excelsior Scholarship program, which covers tuition costs for students from families with incomes of up to $125,000.  On Tuesday [1/23/2018], he said the state would continue providing Medicaid to Dreamers regardless of any federal changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

The Democrats' Unforced Errors.  As the inevitable consequences of ObamaCare began their steady drip, drip, drip of bad news, increasing premiums, lengthening waiting lists, reduced choices, and explaining that when Obama said "like your doctor, keep your doctor" he was just talking about Facebook friends — the public's mood went from euphoric to despairing, and then to disillusion.  As the real-life consequences of a lawless border coupled with a welfare state and an anemic economy hit more and more Americans, 2010 turned out to be the high-water mark and missed opportunity for progressive immigration policy.  From the presumed moral high ground eight years ago, leftists are now playing a nasty game of defense which they are losing.

Democrats get rolled in shutdown standoff.  Senate Democrats shut down the government in hopes of striking a deal to shield 700,000 young immigrants from deportation.  In the end, they got a promise of a vote — one that Republicans argue was going to happen anyway.  Democrats lost the shutdown war.  That much was obvious when they voted Monday [1/22/2018] to reopen the government with little to show for it.

Dems Think 800,000 Illegal Immigrants Are Worth Forcing Active Military To Go Without Pay.  Democrats are threatening to hold national security hostage, potentially costing the economy billions and forcing hundreds of thousands of federal government employees to go without pay in exchange for securing legal protections for 800,000 illegal immigrants.  Congress has three days to strike a deal to keep the government funded through October.  If members fail to come to an agreement by Jan. 19, all "non-essential" government employees and active U.S. Military personnel will be working with out pay (including troops currently deployed).  Funding for agencies like federal museums or national parks will also be cut off.  Congressional Democrats are apparently content with allowing military and law enforcement personnel to go without pay to secure protections and benefits for illegal immigrants and members of their extended families.

Dems say they have 50 votes in Senate to overrule net neutrality repeal.  Senate Democrats have put together 50 votes for a measure meant to block the Federal Communications Commission's December decision to end net neutrality rules put in place by the Obama administration.  Democrats are just one GOP vote shy of the 51-vote threshold for a Senate resolution of disapproval, which would strike down the FCC's December rules change.  "With full caucus support," Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said, "it's clear that Democrats are committed to fighting to keep the internet from becoming the Wild West where ISPs are free to offer premium service to only the wealthiest customers while average consumers are left with far inferior options."

The further Oprah-izing of America.  So now the American left is giddy over the thought of Oprah becoming our first queen.  We've seen this horror movie before, titled Eight Years of Obama.  Fake news media and wimpy Republicans would allow Oprah to behave as queen, free to overrule the Constitution, given free rein to cram extreme liberalism down our throats.  Opposing or disagreeing with Oprah would be deemed racist and sexist.  In 2008, over 90% of my fellow black voters were hypnotized by Obama's skin color.  I tried to warn black family and friends that Obama was not black in terms of being one of us.  Obama was first and foremost a liberal Trojan Horse disguised in black skin, totally focused on furthering the liberal agenda rather than dealing with issues plaguing black Americans.  Consequently, blacks moved economically and culturally backward during Obama's reign. [...] Oprah's presidency would be a continuation of Obama's, with more touchy-feely, mindless, emotion-driven, stupid punish-America policies.  Our ultra-Oprah-ized America would give away everything to everybody, confiscating the earnings of achievers to spread to deadbeats.

Of Crudeness and Truth.  Nothing scandalizes a leftist like the truth.  Point out that women and men are different, that black Americans commit a disproportionate amount of violent crime, that most terrorist acts are committed by Muslims, and the Left leaps to its collective feet in openmouthed shock, like Margaret Dumont after a Groucho Marx wisecrack.  This is racism!  This is sexism!  This is some sort of phobia!  I'm shocked, shocked to find facts being spoken in polite company!  No one is really shocked, of course.  This is simply a form of bullying.  The Left has co-opted our good manners and our good will in order to silence our opposition to their bad policies.  The idea is to make it seem impolite and immoral to mention the obvious.

Soros and the Exploitation of Women.  To date, [George] Soros has given away close to $14 billion to various leftist "progressive" causes.  He works for the decriminalization of both prostitution and drugs and helped kick-start America's medical marijuana movement, was an early proponent and major funder of the initiative to redefine marriage, underwrites numerous leftist think-tanks, and works assiduously for left-wing policy changes.  OSF has nearly fifty offices around the world and more than 1,600 full-time staff members who are activists in numerous arenas, with particular attention to judicial decisions and supporting far-left judicial candidates.  Soros recently gave $18 billion to OSF, establishing one of the richest foundation endowments ever and guaranteeing that his work will continue after he is gone.  One of his less publicized causes is "helping sex workers."

Leaked Memo:  DACA Amnesty Is 'Critical Component of Democratic Party's Future Electoral Success'.  A leaked memo from the left-wing organization, the Center for American Progress Action Fund, admits that passing an amnesty for the nearly 800,000 illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is "a critical component of the Democratic Party's future electoral success."  According to the memo sent to Democrats, which is co-authored by former Hillary Clinton official Jennifer Palmieri, the Democratic Party is relying on a DACA amnesty deal — that President Trump seems more open to now than ever before — in order to ensure future wins in Congressional and presidential elections.

A Tribute to the Great Social Justice Warriors of 2017.  [President Trump] is hated because he spoiled the grand ascension of Hillary Clinton to the presidency and thwarted the social justice utopia dreams of the Left, where every other person you met would be an illegal immigrant given amnesty to vote Democrat, where every corporation would be taxed into nationalization, where NRA members would be lined up against a wall and disarmed and humiliated, where the evil patriarchy would be replaced by an aristocracy based on identity politics and sanctified by past grievances, where the military would be downsized to a couple of guys with a baseball bat they would take turns sharing, and where that horrible tune from the 70s Coke commercial would be our national anthem.

Antifa Members Are Asked To Define Fascism And Just Can't.  One thing you notice if you work in politics long enough is that many people who are part of a movement, protest, sit-in, or anything of the like aren't there because they truly believe in the cause.  What they know is that something is bad, and they want to feel good.  So they take part in whatever outrage fueled crowd they come across.  Take for instance Antifa, short for "Anti-fascist."  Many of its members know fascism is bad, and they know who the fascists are.  But ask them what a fascist is, and you may suddenly find that the anti-fascist doesn't know what he or she is actually protesting against.

The Left's False Vision of Economics and Morality.  Commentaries by the left repeatedly emphasize the words "fairness," "morality," "equality," "community," and "the poor."  According to the left, morality and fairness are economic concepts, not biblically based, divinely approved commands.  Morality and fairness are undermined by "disparity."  The rich, and possibly those awful, fanatical, and outrageously hypocritical conservative Christians, are disrupting "community" (sometimes referred to as the "global village"). [...] The idea of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer expresses resentment for the rich and is a ploy of demagogues rather than a significant or useful economic concept.  The drumbeat of class warfare is a bottomless pit.

Mandating Green Roofs.  Where tyranny, sanctimony, and abject insanity intersect, there you will find moonbats.  In Denver, they overwhelmingly passed a voter initiative mandating green roofs: [...] You might think that this could not possibly have a perceptible effect on the environment.  On the contrary, it will affect the immediate environment in Denver by discouraging construction and renovation.

Frozen windmills.  The entire Eastern half of the US looks like the Arctic.  No wind in the Midwest and the windmills are still.  If not for fossil fueled power plants like this one, people would be freezing in the dark.  That is the Democratic Party platform.

Here's the proof:  Democrat policies fail.  Here are five longtime Democrat empires (all days are consecutive and uninterrupted):
  [#1]   St. Louis:  only Democrat mayors; 90% Democrat City Council; 15,000 days.
  [#2]   Baltimore:  only Democrat mayors and only Democrat City Council; 18,000 days.
  [#3]   Philadelphia:  only Democrat mayors; 90% Democrat City Council; 20,000 days.
  [#4]   Detroit:  only Democrat mayors; 90% Democrat City Council; 22,000 days.
  [#5]   And the great Democrat beacon on the hill, Chicago:  only Democrat mayors; 90% Democrat City Council; 30,000 days.
The Democrats have ruled Chicago for longer than Stalin ruled the USSR, the Castros in Cuba, and the Kims in North Korea, and for longer than slavery was legal in the U.S.  These are America's top 10 most violent cities, according to FBI data.  Violent crimes include homicides, gun violence, gangs, pedophilia, and robberies.  Every city is majority Democrat-controlled.  Several of the cities on the FBI's list also appear on the murder and non-fatal shootings lists.  Because the FBI's ranking is per capita, several cities such as Chicago and Newark (only Democrat mayors; 90% City Council; 23,000 days) are absent.

Democrats — the Al Franken party.  What is the Democratic Party about?  Immediate gratification.  The Democratic Party caters to people who have a low paying job or none at all.  Those with low-paying jobs with no opportunity for advancement got there by not studying in school.  They did not understand how lucrative delayed gratification could be.  Those with no jobs are more extreme examples of people who just want immediate gratification.  The Democrats promise welfare and food stamps for these people at the expense of the rest of us.  Meanwhile, they vilify their benefactors, the taxpayers, as if we stole our money.

The Democrats' Hard Candy Christmas.  The Democrats' idea of economic stimulation runs like this:  Give the government more money and they will invest it in useless projects like Solyndra, urban streetcars, and fast trains to nowhere, which eventually get scrapped because, as I said, they are useless and of benefit only to the Democrat politicians' donors.  The Republicans' idea has been to let you keep more of your money and spend it in ways that meet your needs.

The movement to impeach Trump is just beginning.  Before you settle down for a long winter's nap with adult visions of sugar plums, consider a key fact about the 2018 midterm elections:  We already know what they're going to be about.  Republicans, thanks to their last-minute tax triumph, will run on a pro-growth agenda.  If the middle-class tax cuts work as promised, if the economy cooperates by continuing to expand by 3 percent or more and produces jobs, jobs, jobs, the GOP will have a strong message to sell.  It will need one to protect its narrow margins in Congress, especially because the majority party usually loses seats in the first midterms.  Democrats, on the other hand, have no message, no leader and nothing to brag about.  That leaves a vacuum, which is being filled with one idea:  impeaching President Trump.

CA Dems Proposing Spending $1 Billion Giving Health Care To Illegal Immigrants.  Democrats, who have a monopoly of power in California politics, are proposing to spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to illegal immigrants living in the state.  Medi-Cal, which is the state's Medicaid program, would eliminate legal residency requirements.  The proposal was offered as part of a $4.3 billion proposal from San Francisco Democrat Assemblyman Phil Ting, the head of the Assembly budget committee.  According to NBC Bay Area, 7% of people residing in California lack health coverage, many of them illegal immigrants.  California has already eliminated legal residency requirements for Medicaid coverage for people under 19; Ting's proposal would extend that to all ages.

Democrat Doug Jones Comes Out In Support Of DACA: Miss Roy Moore Yet?  It didn't take long for Democrat Doug Jones to demonstrate that Republicans who were buffaloed into voting for him over Judge Roy Moore made a grievous error.  Just five days after his narrow, and perhaps yet to be contested victory, Jones announced that he wants to see Doug JonesObama's de facto amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants extended.  Despite saying comprehensive immigration reform is "complicated," Jones told Fox News he supports the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which Trump is ending in March, and that he "hopes to see it extended."  Jones also emphasized his opposition to the southern border wall, saying he's already made clear that he opposes building a wall because "I don't think that's an expense taxpayers should have to incur."

Republicans Just Gotta Stop Clobbering Each Other Like the Three Stooges.  [T]he landscape really is so much better than it was just a few short years ago when Nancy Pelosi was Speaker of the House, and Harry Reid was Senate majority leader.  They passed Obamacare by cover of darkness, brazenly asserting that we — and they — would find out what's in the bill only after it passed.  They sabotaged and isolated Israel, propping the fantasy in Kerry-Obama's Security Council Resolution 2334 that a brand-new Arab terrorist country would get the Western Wall, stabbed Czechoslovakia and Poland in the backs by reneging on missile defense agreements to protect against Putin, allowed Iran and North Korea to grow nuclear programs, left our heroes exposed in Benghazi, initiated the disastrous "reset" with Putin that lost the Crimea and endangers the Ukraine, announced to the Taliban and ISIS in advance the dates by which we would withdraw from strategic promontories and abandon our positions to them.  Obama released from Gitmo five of the most brutal murderers in Arab Terrordom in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl, the deserter who his comical national security adviser joked had served with "honor and distinction." They actually endeavored to close down Gitmo.  We had a President who literally bowed to Arab sheiks and a Secretary of State who responded to Islamist Arab murders by swift-boating James Taylor to France to sing "You've Got a Friend."

Sanders: If Dems Take Control of the Senate 'Absolutely' Corporate Tax Rate Is Going Up.  Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said if the Democrats took control of the Senate after the 2018 midterms elections, the corporate tax rate would go up.  [Video clip]

Democrats Attempted To Block Bill Allowing Wheelchairs On Federal Lands.  Apparently, the disabled rank rather low on the hierarchy of things Democrats care about[.]

Democrats — Still the Party of Slavery after all these years.  According to Melissa Harris-Perry people have "...the right to health care, and to education, and to decent housing and to quality food at all times."  Perry is certainly not the first Democrat to argue that people have a "right" to the labor of others.  I have been fielding this argument in the course of debates about health care for years.  To be fair, I think sometimes such rhetoric is simply the result of a lack of deep thinking.  But like it or not, health care, education, housing, and food are all either services or tangible items which come from the labor of real people, people who many Democrats believe should be compelled to toil without compensation to provide for the "rights" of others.  To put it more simply, people like Harris-Perry are calling for certain people to be forced to work without compensation for the benefit of others.  Anytime you designate a good or service that must be produced by someone to be a right, you make the producer a slave.

Don't Be Fooled:  The Left Doesn't Care About Morals; It Cares About Power.  [Scroll down]  We're not seeing a revival of virtue in America.  We're seeing a resistance to it.  For true national repentance, there needs to be recognition of objective standards that allow for any of these judgments to be made in the first place.  There's not.  We're not seeing careful consideration of how we got to this point — the abandonment of God as the source of all moral authority or, at the very least, a common recognition of natural law and traditional social norms.  Instead, we are seeing navel-gazing about how to rethink sex, what to do about the brutality of masculinity, and how to delegitimize conservatives who have been accused of abandoning character for political expediency.

Sanders Puts Forward A Super Expensive Green 'Marshall Plan' For Puerto Rico.  Sen. Bernie Sanders will unveil an extremely pricey legislation to help Puerto Rico recover after a series of hurricanes flattened the American territory nearly two months ago.  Sanders, a self-avowed democratic socialist from Vermont, is proposing a $146 million plan to resuscitate Puerto Rico's beleaguered infrastructure.  His goal is to have the 70 percent of the island running on solar and wind power within a decade, but some analysts believe the idea is a too ambitious.  "More than two months after Hurricane Maria, in the wealthiest nation in the history of the world, most of the homes in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are still without electricity.  This is beyond belief," Sanders told reporters Tuesday [11/28/2017].

CNN Wants to Ban the Term Fake News.  This is what progressive fascist Democrat do.  Anytime they don't like something, they want to ban it.  Sometimes they call it "hate speech" when you point out the hypocrisy of the left and their history on slavery, the KKK and segregation.  Other times it's guns.  Leftists are always calling for normal, law abiding Americans to give up their legally owned firearms.  Then what happens?  A left wing terrorist named James Hodgkinson tries to shoot down GOP members of congress practicing for an annual charity softball game.  Other things progressive fascist Democrats are talking about banning is the playing of national anthems at NFL games because it makes the league look like shit when millionaire thug players decide to disrespect the national anthem.

Democrat Doug Jones:  The Second Amendment Has 'Limitations'.  Doug Jones, the Democrat running for Alabama's U.S. Senate seat, says he loves to hunt but the Second Amendment has "limitations."  He believes that every right enumerated in the Bill of Rights is limited, and the Second Amendment is no exception.  According to the Alabama Political Reporter, Jones described himself as "a Second Amendment guy," but stressed that some gun control is necessary.

Who Are the Real Fascists in American Politics?  [Scroll down]  [T]he Nazis wanted government ownership of all industry.  Is there anyone on the face of the earth who thinks that Trump wants that?  Rather, if anyone would opt for nationalization, it would be Democrats who insist on more and more regulations of industry, and more and more forms and accountability to government by individual citizens.  As regulation keeps growing and becomes excessive, it morphs into control.  Even if there is, technically-speaking, private ownership, the freedom that ownership normally implies is negated by the tight controls imposed and the accountability to governmental offices.  For example, technology now exists which would enable the regulation in private homes and businesses of heat and air conditioning from a remote location. [...] Under the guise of environmental concerns, stopping discrimination against "protected classes," paying a fair share, getting funds for dubious public programs, buying peace by attempting to bribe barbarous enemies like Iran and North Korea through various "deals," and enlarging public support of the supposed indigent to the point where 48% of Americans do not pay any tax at all, the tentacles of government growth keep expanding.

Zimbabwe's Coup, Venezuela's Default, And The Ongoing Failure Of Socialism.  As Zimbabwe locked down following a military coup this week, Venezuela defaulted on its debt.  On the surface, these events in these two countries — one African, the other South American — seem to have little in common.  But, in fact, they share two very big things:  Both are socialist, and both are failed states.

The Real Scandal in the Alabama Senate Race.  Democrat Doug Jones, [Judge Roy] Moore's opponent, has some noteworthy positions.  He's pro-prenatal infanticide.  It's not a stance he took 40 years ago but has since abandoned, and it doesn't mean he's accused of once having kissed an underage girl.  It means he believes in the murder of underage girls — and boys.  That's beyond scandalous.  Jones supports de-facto amnesty, meaning, he wouldn't even require illegal aliens to return to their home countries before being granted citizenship.  This undermines the rule of law and exemplifies the treasonous attitude that subordinates the good of one's countrymen to the good of invading foreigners — and all because they'll vote Democrat after being naturalized.  Selling out your culture for political power is scandal on steroids. [...] Jones advocates the unscientific, socially disastrous "transgender" agenda.  First, he said President Trump was "wrong, wrong, wrong" to return to the longtime status quo of banning so-called "transgender" people from the military; this means he supports social experimentation in the armed forces.

Socialist Lee Carter running as Democrat in Virginia, & Dems know it.  Although Politico reported just last month that Lee Carter was a "self-described socialist," that fact appears to be absent from the "about" section of Lee Carter's website.  In fact, the local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America made Lee J. Carter's candidacy for Virginia's 50th House District a "priority."

Cultural Marxism and its discontents.  The deadly Islamic terrorist truck attack in New York City on Halloween exposed a caldron of issues, from national security to immigration policy.  But it's about much more than that.  The attack and its aftermath have shone a light on the left's campaign to radically transform America through cultural Marxism.  That's the revolutionary philosophy that aims to cure inequality by destroying traditional Western culture.  This includes massive, unrestricted immigration.

The triumph of Bill Ayers.  Yes, there have been stories about young people turning to socialism.  One of the latest polls shows that a majority of millenials would prefer to live under a socialist, fascist or communist system rather than a capitalist one.  But thing are getting a bit more disturbing now that elections have been happening.  Turns out one of the Virginia Democrats elected in last week's special election.  Lee Carter, is a young unreconstructed socialist, and a member of the far-left Democratic Socialists of America.  That organization has seen a fivefold increase in its membership, from about 6,000 to now 30,000.  You can bet the Communist Party U.S.A., now run in part by the fairly youthful and charismatic Libero della Piana, is seeing similar membership numbers rise.  Disillusion with free markets and capitalism is often cited as the reason for this phenomenon.

The New York Times keeps whitewashing communism's crimes.  The Trump administration marked this week's 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution by declaring a National Day for the Victims of Communism.  The New York Times marked the same anniversary in a different way: by running a series of articles extolling the virtues of communism.  The irony of the series' title, "Red Century," seems lost on the Times's editors.  The 20th century was "red" indeed — red with the blood of communism's victims.  The death toll of communism, cited in "The Black Book of Communism," is simply staggering:  In the USSR, nearly 20 million dead; China, 65 million; Vietnam, 1 million; Cambodia, 2 million; Eastern Europe, 1 million; Africa, 1.7 million; Afghanistan, 1.5 million; North Korea, 2 million (and counting).  In all, Communist regimes killed some 100 million people — roughly four times the number killed by the Nazis — making communism the most murderous ideology in human history.  Never mind all that.  University of Pennsylvania professor Kristen R. Ghodsee writes that Communists had better sex: [...] She has tough words for Joseph Stalin because he "reversed much of the Soviet Union's early progress in women's rights — outlawing abortion and promoting the nuclear family."  Yes, that was Stalin's crime.  Not the purges, not the gulag, but promoting the nuclear family.

How Leftism Makes Us Stupid.  It is now irrefutable that socialism destroys every nation it touches.  Small homogenous nations that are essentially protected by American might can fool around with confiscatory taxes and massive social programs, but even they will have to privatize industry sooner or later to stay solvent.  Otherwise socialism gets you Venezuela, and that's only if you're lucky enough not to wind up with the Soviet Union or Red China, with over 100 million human beings exterminated in the name of paradise.  And since each of the left's arguments is being made not in support of Islam or blacks or women or anyone else, but in support of a bigger government with an eye toward ultimately achieving socialism, leftists can't afford to accept or even hear the arguments from the other side.  Thus we end up with a press corps full of idiots:  leftists too stupid to deliver the straight news about an act of Islamist terror.

Socialism Causes Underage Prostitution.  Adam Smith said there is a lot of ruin in a country, but Venezuela is getting ridiculous.  How much lower can socialism drag that once-prosperous place?  Venezuelans have eaten their pets and raided zoos for dinner; now, Telemundo reports (via Breitbart) that thousands of Venezuelan girls are turning to prostitution out of desperation.

What Is 'Democratic Socialism'?  [Scroll down]  Thus these — and many other — socialists don't see any conflict at all between outright revolution/"radicalism" and democracy.  Indeed, they don't see any conflict or contradiction between their democratic socialism and revolution.  All this must surely mean that such people simply can't be believers in social democracy (in the Scandinavian or European sense) in any historical or meaningful sense of that term.  In other words, the word "democratic" in "democratic socialism" is pretty much a pretense.  Indeed, most of the history of socialist states, ideology and practice shows us that very clearly.

The same thing over again:  Kamala Harris loads up on hoary campaign tactics.  California's wunderkind Democratic Senator, Kamala Harris, is loading up for a presidential run. [...] All she must think she has to do, it seems, is put on a new face with the old tactics and the voters will come flocking in.  As if her political start as Willie Brown's girlfriend wouldn't be more than a little problematic, and her entrenchment with the establishment since then wouldn't add to it.  Not to mention, what she's now selling is socialism.  But the world has changed since Trump won.

The Issue That Could Lose the Next Election for Democrats.  [Scroll down]  This is, to be blunt, political suicide.  The Democrats' current position seems to be that the Dreamer parents who broke the law are near heroes, indistinguishable from the children they brought with them; and their rhetoric is very hard to distinguish, certainly for most swing voters, from a belief in open borders.  In fact, the Democrats increasingly seem to suggest that any kind of distinction between citizens and noncitizens is somehow racist.  You could see this at the last convention, when an entire evening was dedicated to Latinos, illegal and legal, as if the rule of law were largely irrelevant.  Hence the euphemism "undocumented" rather than "illegal."  So the stage was built, lit, and set for Trump.

The Mythical Far Right.  Few ideas are as silly or destructive as the idea that there is an "ideological spectrum" that has at one extreme Nazis and fascists and at the other end communists.  There is no "far right" that connects in any way with conservatism.  The communists and Nazis are not simply totalitarians, but totalitarians who believe in almost identical values.  That is why Orwell in 1984 could describe an Inner Party that everyone understands but fits nowhere on an "ideological spectrum."  Moving too far in the direction of Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater never, ever leads to totalitarianism, but moving too far in the direction of Hillary Clinton or Nancy Pelosi always leads to totalitarianism.

The Left's Last Spasm.  The Democrats, America's de facto leftist party (note how a sworn socialist, Bernie Sanders, is effectively exercising leadership of the party without anyone so much as blinking) have lost over 1,000 offices nationwide in the past year.  The GOP controls nearly two-thirds of all governorships and nearly half of state governments.  The left's political presence and influence is negligible across vast areas of the heartland.  They have abandoned the working class, the bedrock of any leftist movement, in favor of representing transsexuals, ball club millionaires, and noncitizen criminals, not a strategy with much of a future, on the face of it.  The year since the 2016 electoral debacle has witnessed a number of off-elections to replace cabinet picks, each one hailed by the media as the turning of the progressive tide, each one won by the GOP.

The Left's Sirens Are Already Hinting Our Culture Wars Will End In Another Civil War.  Pick your issue.  On immigration, 84 percent of Democrats say immigrants strengthen the country, while only 42 percent of Republicans say the same.  Ten years ago, those percentages were nearly identical.  On environmental regulation, 77 percent of Democrats say more regulation is worth the cost, compared to just 36 percent of Republicans.  A decade ago, that spread was 67 and 58 percent, respectively.  On whether Islam is more likely than other religions to encourage violence, 65 percent of Republicans say it does while 69 percent of Democrats say it doesn't.  When Pew first asked that question in 2002, shortly after the 9/11 attacks, the partisan gap was just 11 points.

Rep. Maxine Waters: 'Housing Is a Necessary Human Right'.  Prominent liberals, Sen. Bernie Sanders among them, insist that health care is a human right, and the same can be said about housing, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said on Thursday [10/12/2017].  Waters, the ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, was among several African-American Democrats on the committee who blasted HUD Secretary Ben Carson as uncaring and incompetent because he supports the Trump administration's budget cuts.  "In the face of the immense housing needs in our country, President Trump chose Dr. Ben Carson to serve as the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development," Waters said in her opening statement at the HUD oversight hearing.

America Divided: It Starts With the Democratic Party.  Like John Edwards before him, Bernie Sanders sees two Americas:  the America of the wealthy, and the America of those who live paycheck to paycheck.  The villains in Sanders's speeches are the rich, the billionaires, the 1 percenters, and their centers of power on Wall Street.  The good guys are the poor, the middle-class and the American people more generally — including all the working-class whites who reside in the hinterland.  Not surprisingly, Sanders called wealth and income inequality "the great moral issue of our time," "the great economic issue of our time," and "the great political issue of our time."  According to him, the wealthy not only earn too much, they also refuse to pay their "fair share" of taxes, thereby depriving the government of the funds necessary to provide for the needs of the people, from free health care to free college (that the top 1 percent of earners already pay 40 percent of all federal income taxes apparently does not factor into the Sandersian equation).  Contrary to all the hype, Sandersism is not socialism.  It does not aim to nationalize industry and has no five-year plans.  Rather, its brand of democratic socialism is really just a continuation of traditional progressivism:  it aims to further regulate the economy — Wall Street in particular — and to enact European-style middle-class entitlements.  The U.S. already provides generous benefits to the elderly (about 40% of the federal budget) and the non-elderly poor (about 20% of the federal budget).  Sandersism wants to fill the gap and expand the welfare state to cover the non-elderly and the non-poor.

8 Truly 'Unsustainable' Policies.  Socialism is unsustainable because it doesn't offer an incentive-based economy that rewards hard work and innovation.  It also attacks the uniquely American constitutional principle of "limited government" — that there are proper roles for government and improper roles.  Let's be honest about what socialism is:  It's a system that potentially, without constraints, allows government to meddle in anything and everything, making both personal liberty and prosperity unsustainable. [...] Economic policies that depend on endless borrowing are unsustainable because, by definition, it's something that can only be done by governments and banking cartels, like the Federal Reserve, without any accountability to anyone but themselves.  Inevitably, there is a day of reckoning if the debts are not repaid.  One of the very definitions of "sustainability" is protecting the future needs of future generations, even if it means ignoring or compromising the desires the current generation.  Piling debt on future generations ignores that very principle.

Lawmaker takes first step to remove Columbus Day in NYC.  A radical Brooklyn lawmaker on Monday [10/9/2017] introduced a new state bill to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day, and slammed the famed explorer as a "murderer."  "This land that all of us inhabit is stolen land — stolen from the indigenous people who were slaughtered and forced onto reservations," Assemblyman Charles Barron told The Post, adding that "they should be recognized in replace of Columbus Day."  Barron described Columbus as a "colonizer" who "enslaved Africans and slaughtered indigenous people."

The Editor says...
The liberals just don't get it.  This perpetual PC nonsense about Indigenous People's Day, perverts in the women's restrooms, and same-sex wedding cakes, etc., is precisely the reason Donald Trump got elected, and will get re-elected.  The majority of the American people are sick of having every normal, routine, time-honored cultural tradition upended.  That's what the Democratic Party platform is all about.  And of course the rest of the Democrats' platform (and its byproducts), including their constant fear-mongering about carbon dioxide, the unnecessary war on coal, weird gender-fluid pronouns, political demonstrations by professional athletes, the war on oil pipelines, high taxes, a constantly growing welfare state, abortion on demand, open borders, electric cars, and dumbed-down classrooms don't help the Democrats win the undecided vote, either.

Democrats' Leftward Shift and Its Impact on 2020.  [Scroll down]  Democrats weren't always as willing to embrace immigrants as positive contributors to the country.  From 1994 until 1996, a majority of Democrats agreed with the statement that immigrants "are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care."  In fact, Democrats and Republicans were aligned on this sentiment for much of the 1990s.  It wasn't until 1999 that more Democrats believed that "immigrants strengthen our country because of their hard work and talents" than believed immigrants were a drain on U.S. resources.  But, it wasn't until 2010, when a majority of Democrats (54 percent) saw immigrants in a positive light.  That sentiment has only intensified since.  In 2017, 62 percent of Democrats saw immigrants as an asset instead of a burden.

Democrats Threaten to Regulate Twitter.  Two House Democrats have written a letter to Twitter's Jack Dorsey, threatening "increased regulations" if Twitter fails to crack down on objectionable speech. [...] The letter also referred to Russian accounts, about which a Twitter vice president recently met with Congressional staff.  But its main focus was speech deemed racially offensive: [...]

A Constitutional Right to Win?  The Democrats Want One.  Does the Democratic Party have a constitutional right to win a minimum number of elections?  Of course not, but that's what lawyers for a group of Wisconsin Democrats effectively argued at the Supreme Court in Gill v.  Whitford.  Despite decades of experience and legal precedent to the contrary, Democrats are asking the Court to enter the political realm and find for the first time that a legislative map is unconstitutional on partisan-related grounds.  The Supreme Court should take a pass.

Democrats' best hope for 2020: Oprah.  If any figure in the United States bears watching over the next couple of years as our political culture continues the radical transformation that led to the election of Donald Trump, it's Oprah.  I believe she's uniquely positioned, should she wish to commit herself, to seek the Democratic nomination for president and challenge Trump in 2020.

Bernie Sanders Goes There:  Let's Have A "Wealth Tax".  You're probably already aware of the growing popularity of Bernie Sanders among the furthest left wing of the Democratic Party.  (Ironic, since Senator Sanders fled the party and re-registered as an independent as soon as his presidential bid ended.)  One of his most often discussed proposals lately is a single payer health care scheme involving "Medicare for All."  The big sticking point on that plan is the almost unimaginable price tag that goes along with it and the question of how he plans to pay for it.

D.C. Delegate:  Stop North Korea by Getting Rid of Our Nukes First.  D.C.'s delegate to Congress said that as nuclear tensions rise with North Korea, the United States should get rid of its nuclear weapons. [...] Del.  Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) introduced Monday [9/25/2017] the Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act of 2017 to mandate a U.S.-brokered international agreement that would see America's nuclear stockpile disabled and dismantled by 2024.  "There is no greater threat to the future of our planet than nuclear war," Norton said in a statement.  "As we seek to eliminate North Korea's march toward achieving long-range nuclear weapons, our nation, with the world's largest nuclear arsenal, should lead by example by bringing nations together to begin negotiations on reducing our stockpiles of warheads and moving toward realizing a world without nuclear weapons."

The Editor says...
Brilliant idea, Eleanor!  Why don't we just disband the Army while we're at it?  If we do, we'll only be involved in one more war.  I'll wait while you think about it.

The Awful Future that Looms for a Majority of Today's Americans.  [Scroll down]  Thus, the populace, instead of being aware of the disaster ahead, is taking its lead from the Ruling Class.  Alternatively, the American people are blithely swimming in a sea of banalities and faux causes.  Whether it is promoting transgenderism, drowning in cults of personality, defacing and tearing down statues, feverously looking for supposed racism under every rock, asserting hypothetical compassion in the promotion of open borders and amnesty for untold millions, breathlessly endorsing the false God of climate change, cheering for their side of the political spectrum to humiliate the other, or demanding that government make their lives better.  I will not be among the 225 million Americans living today that will be alive in 2048.  I have been fortunate to live throughout the golden age of America's power and influence, but regrettably to also see the impending end of this glorious and short-lived era.

It's not your party anymore.  Everything white Democrats need to know in four short video clips.

Leftists Never Fight.  Nazis have no power in America precisely because people know who they are.  If the people find out who the Democrats really are they too will have no power.

Sanders Admits His Health Plan Will Bankrupt the US.  Bernie Sanders's single-payer health care plan released yesterday offered no cost estimate, and no funding mechanism, though a credible estimate from the Urban Institute of a previous Sanders proposal came in at $32 trillion of new spending for the first ten years.  I suspect that for Sanders, this is a feature and not a bug.

Democrats want to cancel the health policies of 180 million Americans.  ObamaCare falsely promised Americans they could keep their health plans, but what Democrats really had in mind is now clear:  They want everyone to lose their insurance and take what government gives them instead.  That's obvious from Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All scheme, rolled out Wednesday with the support of the party's chief 2020 presidential hopefuls.  ObamaCare kicked some 7 million people off their plans.  But Bernie's bill would outlaw both employer-paid health care and private insurance for individuals.  That is, more than half the country — 180 million people — would have to say good-bye to their current plans (which they're mostly happy with) and switch to BernieCare.  (Most of the other half is already on some form of government health plan.)

Democrats Follow Bernie Sanders Off a Cliff.  How rudderless is the Democratic Party?  Its membership is so bereft of leadership and policy direction that 16 of its senators have signed on to a health care bill sponsored by a self-avowed independent democratic socialist from Vermont.  The "Medicare for All Act of 2017" would repeal Obamacare, along with most other private and public insurance, and replace it with a government-run, one-size-fits-all, centrally directed system of reimbursement for medical expenses.  Sanders, who honeymooned in the Soviet Union, holds the same opinion of health insurance as he does antiperspirants:  "You don't necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different sneakers when children are hungry in this country."

Dems are stampeding to support 'health care from hell'.  This week, Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced legislation calling for "Medicare for All," a single-payer system that would put government firmly in charge.  His proposal was backed by 17 senators — one-third of the Democratic caucus — including New York's Kirsten Gillibrand.  Bernie's plan is long on promises, with benefits far more generous than current Medicare, including dental and vision care.  In fact, the benefits would be more generous than almost any national health-care system anywhere, including Canada.  And it would all be "free."  No deductibles, copayments or out-of-pocket costs.  What's not to love? [...] BernieCare has not yet been scored by the Congressional Budget Office, but independent analysts suggest it will cost at least $1.4 trillion per year.  That would be equal to 36 percent of our current federal budget.

The Destruction of the Individual.  The American Left makes a show of disapproving any but the most denatured, toothless and universalist religious beliefs.  They are suffused with a sexual ethos that is amoral and libertine by the standards of the recent past.  Their intellectual post-modernism specifically prevents any moral judgement or ethical framework.  In fact they pride themselves on the ability to"deconstruct" the traditions and values that under-pin our civilization.  Yet, they seem able to put aside their fractious identity politics in order to be unaccountably tolerant — even supportive of Radical Islam That political religion commits terror against the rest of the world and has spawned despotisms of religious elites of some degree in the entire Muslim world.  They also demand the killing of apostates, the torture and murder of homosexuals, the subjugation, rape and "honor" murder of women and children:  This begs for explanation.

Hillary Almost Proposed 'A Universal Basic Income' In 2016, And The Idea Is Catching Fire Among Grassroots Democrats.  Should you get free money from the U.S. government every month simply for being alive?  That may sound like a crazy idea to many of us, but the truth is that this will likely be one of the biggest political issues in the 2020 presidential election.  At this point, 40 percent of all Americans already "prefer socialism to capitalism", and the concept of a "universal basic income" is starting to catch fire among grassroots Democrats.

Your Beliefs Are No Longer Allowed.  American progressives have fnally gone all the way to a totalitarian vision, demanding control over not just your behavior, but your thoughts and beliefs.  This as the price of simply living without being attacked. [...] Do you believe in traditional marriage but don't care that gays marry?  Think it's OK teenagers take hormonal injections to swap genders but it's not right for your kids?  Don't really give a hoot about someone who identifies as "xe"?  Well, too bad, sucker.  The new dispensation doesn't care for your waffling.  Going forward, your private beliefs must align with your public stance.  No exceptions made or allowed.

A deal made possible by Antifa's collapse.  It is not what the press reports that matters, it is what the press does not report that matters most. [...] I mean when it comes to demonizing and marginalizing people, no one has been called more crude names than The Donald.  And yet, here he was graciously allowing Schumer and Pelosi to visit him in the Oval Office and cut a deal to get aid to Houston without a political catfight.  The reason is the Democrats need this win.  August was horrible for them.  They revealed what ugly, hateful, mean, spiteful, and nasty people they are through their Antifa henchmen.

The Far Left Won't Stop — Will They Try To Burn The Constitution Next?  The far-left and the anarchists it sends into the streets to enforce its doctrine will never stop.  Ever.  As we are now seeing, eradicating monuments and names affiliated with the Confederate South is just the beginning.  The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. being the latest to choose political correctness over American history.  With each passing day, the list of symbols of our American history which does offend the left and the anarchists and must be censored or destroyed grows.  What are their ultimate targets?

The Democrats' farfetched, laughable, thoroughly ridiculous and possibly successful DACA lawsuit.  President Trump's decision to rescind DACA was only hours old when the Democratic attorneys general of 15 states filed a lawsuit to stop him. [...] Together, they claim Trump's action is "arbitrary, unconstitutional, and contrary to statute."  There is one glaring, fundamental problem with their argument.  The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is a policy — not law — imposed by former President Barack Obama solely on his executive authority.  At the time it was imposed, in 2012, Obama conceded that a future president could undo it as easily as Obama imposed it.  There were serious questions about whether Obama had the authority to act — many felt the policy was Congress's to make or not make — but there is no question about a later president's authority to do away with it.  Obama's Justice Department took the same position.  In 2014, the Department published a legal analysis of DACA that noted on four separate occasions that "deferred action confers no lawful immigration status, provides no path to lawful permanent residence or citizenship, and is revocable at any time in the [Department of Homeland Security's] discretion."

FEMA Apologists Unite.  After Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas, [...] President Trump requested Congress to approve a $7.85 billion down payment for disaster relief, most of which are meant to fill the coffers of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster relief fund.  The original plan to cut FEMA's budget by $876 million to free up resources for national security priorities such as the border wall was already on the verge of being repealed.  But with the new funding request being pegged to raising the debt ceiling, Democrats have positioned themselves to stifle any debate about fiscal responsibility.  As it stands now, Democrats can hit two birds with one stone and push through two of their main agendas — a higher debt ceiling and the continued funding of a dysfunctional federal agency.  With budget and debt ceilings approaching at the end of the month, the Left is willingly pushing the U.S. into financial ruin.

DACA Backlash Shows Democrats Don't Really Think Their Policies Should Be Subject To Elections.  In the first seven months of his presidency, Donald Trump has tried to fulfill his campaign promises to reverse a number of Obama-era policies, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, the program Obama created by executive order in 2012 for children brought to America illegally.  Arguably, Trump won the White House on such promises, and it stands to reason that he would try to follow through on them now that he's in office.  Shortly after the government shutdown in 2013, then-President Obama said if Republicans didn't like his policies then they should go out there and "win an election," not try to undermine the policies they don't like.  That's exactly what the GOP did, first in 2014 and again in 2016, taking control of both Congress and the White House.  So does Obama stand by what he said?

Democrats Embrace A Single-Payer Plan That's Radical Even By Communist China Standards.  Sometime in September, Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to unveil his "Medicare for all" bill, which would have the government pay 100% of the nation's entire health care costs.  Sanders, like all of his kindred single-payer advocates, claims that every other industrialized country in the world provides guaranteed universal coverage, and has lower health costs and better health outcomes as a result.  But what Sanders and Co. never, ever, say is that those countries also require their citizens to pay a far bigger share of health care dollars out of pocket than the U.S. does today, or that most of them have some form of private health insurance in the mix.

Draft Bernie activists implore Vermont Sen. Sanders to consider leading new party.  Sen. Bernard Sanders is giving the silent treatment to progressive activists clamoring for him to end his political marriage with Democrats and pilot a new party committed to making his progressive vision a reality.  Activists say they still hope Mr. Sanders will join their effort, but are miffed the Vermont independent is hewing so closely to the party that they say mistreated him in last year's presidential primary.  They hope to give Mr. Sanders a nudge next week, dropping off 50,000 signed petitions at his Capitol Hill office calling on him to lead a new party and to take part in a town hall.

There Is An "Alt Left" — It's Totalitarian, It's Captured The Democratic Party, And It's Coming For America.  The term is "Alt Left" not totally new.  It was used in two main forms before Charlottesville:  First, "Alt Left" was used by centrist liberals to criticize socialist critics who were opposing Hillary Clinton from the left.  Instead of the neoliberal economics, fashionable identity politics and foreign interventionism which characterizes Clinton Democrats, the Alt Left was more forthrightly socialist, discussed class politics instead of championing homosexual CEOs and displayed at least some skepticism about the theory that Russia was single-handedly funding all opposition to the Democratic Party.

CNN's Ana Navarro Loses It After Republican Senator Calls Her a 'Liberal'.  Monday morning's [8/28/2017] New Day ended the 8am hour with a fiery back-and-forth exchange between host Chris Cuomo, CNN analyst Ana Navarro and Republican Senator from Arizona, Steve Montenegro, over President Trump's pardoning of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio this past weekend.  The CNN host actually began by suggesting Trump "used" Hurricane Harvey as a "convenient" "cover" for his pardoning of the controversial sheriff.  After Montenegro claimed the controversy was created by the media and the left, Navarro angrily ranted she was not part of the left, citing her record of siding with liberal Republicans as some kind of evidence that she was a conservative.

The Never-Ending Liberal Bait And Switch.  Back in 2015, liberals demanded that Confederate flags be taken down because Dylann Roof had a picture of one on his Facebook page.  Most Republicans, even Southern Republicans, didn't care all that much about the Confederate flag.  So, in South Carolina for example, Republicans voluntarily removed the Confederate flag.  That's what liberals wanted, right?  So, that was it?  No, that was the start of the bait and switch.  The Dukes of Hazzard was taken off the air.  Confederate flags were ripped down.  There were liberals who said that waving a Confederate flag should be considered a hate crime and Southerners in general were attacked as racist.  Then people who protested this stupidity were labeled as bigots.  Next the Left moved on to statues.

After the War on Statues.  January 2005 may be remembered as the Day It All Began.  At a Conference on Diversifying the Science and Engineering Workforce, Larry Summers lost his job as president of Harvard by suggesting there might be small differences in aptitude between men and women in STEM fields.  That was enough to finish him.  Although the penalty may have struck some as disproportionate no one attached any wider significance to the incident at the time. [...] By 2012 it had become unacceptable to think of illegal immigration as a crime. [...] By 2016, when same sex marriage reversed the Defense of Marriage Act enacted just 10 years, the advance had become so rapid it surprised even its most ardent supporters. [...] Shortly after the same sex marriage issue subsided, the headlines became dominated by transgender bathrooms.

'Get Tough or Shut Up': The Malicious Spirit Loose in the Land.  Our political culture is losing any sense of proportion.  Political rage is transcending basic human decency, any semblance of tolerance, and even faith itself.  It's a general truth in politics and culture that a nation is defined by those who care the most, and increasingly, those who care the most have lost their moorings.  There is a malicious spirit loose in the land.  We've certainly seen it on the left.  Google's recent decision to fire an employee for wrongthink is all too indicative of a progressive political culture that's not content merely to disagree with dissenters.  People in error have to be called out, investigated, shamed, and punished.  The deeper you move into the ideological cocoon, the less tolerance there is for debate.

Charlottesville is being exploited to attack freedom of speech and internet freedom.  We are at an extremely dangerous moment for freedom of speech and internet freedom.  Charlottesville is being exploited by left-wing groups to destroy the free exchange of ideas, opting instead to shut down speech.

All in:  The left is through messing around.  We have seen the recent drive to take down Confederate monuments that had been around for one hundred years or more.  Enraged by Trump's press conference, the left is now calling to erase the Founding Fathers.  Trump was not wrong in asking if it were to end with Washington and Jefferson — he just didn't go far enough.  The left's goal is to eliminate the Constitution.  Every argument made against the Founders can also be made against their historic document.  Whether the left achieves this through elections or civil unrest, it has started the ball rolling, and it will be difficult to stop.

Monument madness [is] a leftist cover to crumble America from within.  Don't for one minute think this past week of Charlottesville-tied mayhem has been over a statue of Robert E. Lee.  It's not.  It's about power, control and the political course our nation will take as we head into the future.

Oregon Governor Signs Gun Confiscation Bill Into Law.  The governor of Oregon signed Democrat (and even Republican) supported gun control legislation that would allow authorities to strip firearms from law-abiding citizens.  The bill, signed Wednesday [8/16/2017] by Gov. Kate Brown, would permit state authorities to seize the firearms of anyone who has been determined as a threat to themselves or others — without any judicial process at all.  The intent is to reduce the number of gun-related suicides, which has been on the rise recently in the state, but Second Amendment advocates were incensed.

A Single-Payer Litmus Test For Democrats?  Go For It.  The Bernie Sanders wing of the Democratic Party could mount primary challenges against candidates who don't fully embrace socialized medicine.  They should.  It would be a clarifying moment for a party that has been drifting toward the extreme left for some time.  Sanders' presidential pollster Ben Tulchin told Politico this week that "within the Democratic Party, this is fast-emerging as a litmus test."  And Sanders, in an email to supporters, promises to "take on" not just insurance and drug companies, but "the establishment wing of the Democratic Party" to realize his dream of medical socialism in America.  If they succeed, whatever is left of the old mainstream Democrats would be swept away.  And for what?

Beware The Trojan Horses For Single-Payer Health Care.  Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has promised to introduce a single-payer bill next month.  "I have no illusions that ... suddenly we're going to see a Medicare-for-all, single-payer passed," he said last week.  "Why is the United States the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care to all people?"  Several folks within the senator's sizeable political following have hinted that support for single-payer will be a "litmus test" that will determine whether they will get behind Democratic candidates — or primary them.

The Last White Democrat President.  Democrats have three choices in 2020.  They can try running a white New England leftist like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren who will appeal to the white college leftist base, they can take a shot at a minority progressive like Deval Patrick or Cory Booker who will bring out the minority vote and the progressives, or they can take a gamble on a general candidate who might still appeal to working class white voters like Joe Biden.  Obama's people are pushing Patrick.  Valerie Jarrett, Obama's Ethel Gumm, gushes that Patrick is what "my heart desires."  He's also what the demographic transformation of the Democrats requires.

More than 50 House Dems urge Mattis to reject transgender military ban.  More than 50 House Democrats sent a letter on Friday to Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford urging the military not to comply with President Donald Trump's proposed ban on transgender people in the armed forces.  "As members of Congress with an abiding interest in our nation's military and its policies towards the LGBTQ community, we write to not only express our strong opposition to President Trump's recent tweets seeking to ban transgender individuals from the military, but to remind you not to comply with any unconstitutional directive which may ultimately be issued," the letter reads.  The letter was responding to a Trump tweet that transgender individuals will not be allowed to serve in "any capacity in the U.S. military."

One Day.  There is a moment when a government becomes so corrupt that it can no longer be tolerated by the people and I suggest that we are there.  It is much more openly corrupt today than it has ever been. [...] Open rebellion among the cities and states that claim "sanctuary" status for criminals are putting the property I own and the people I love in danger.  Allowing jihadists into the nation out of some self-serving idea of compassion (understanding that is all propaganda) places the property I own and the people I love in danger.  Just because it has not yet visited me personally, doesn't mean that it doesn't affect me.

The Identity Crisis of the American Left.  Many supporters of leftist leaders are clearly in a state of confusion regarding the nature and direction of the dangerously morphing Democratic Party.  The "militants" change their slogans as often as teens swap subcultures, and they come up with new names quicker than a snake can shed its skin. [...] They know that "Trump is a Nazi" but can't explain why.  If you disagree with them, you are "a Nazi," too.  The "militants" fancy themselves a revolutionary movement but are unwilling to use logical thinking; they hope to "acquire personality" in a rioting crowd and resolve identity conflict through flag-burning.

You just might be a Progressive Democrat if...  If you think you are the most tolerant person in the room but label all opposing views "hate speech," you just might be a Progressive Democrat.  If you believe that being gay is hardwired and unchangeable but insist that male and female are merely social constructs and that folks can change their "gender identities" from one day to the next, there's a good chance you are a Progressive Democrat. [...] If you are passionate about protecting snail darters, spotted owls, and gray wolves but believe there's a constitutional right to dismember a nine-month-old human baby in his mother's womb, you are quite likely a Progressive Democrat.

Democrats' 'Better Deal' Proposals Would Make Americans Worse Off.  First, the initiative calls for "rais[ing] the wages and incomes of American workers and creat[ing] millions of good-paying jobs."  To this end, it calls for government "investment" in job creation projects, "fighting back" against corporations that outsource American jobs, and "ensur[ing] a living wage" for all Americans — a proposal that suggests a higher government-set minimum wage.  But all of these suggestions would harm, not help, the American workforce.  As Heritage Foundation research shows, government spending does not encourage private businesses to expand or entrepreneurs to start new firms — for instance, the 2009 fiscal stimulus did not boost employment.  Moreover, higher minimum wages merely price less-skilled entry-level workers out of the workforce, reducing the portion of Americans who work.  "Fighting back" against corporations that outsource does not create an incentive for them to expand employment.

Cory Booker introduces bill to legalize marijuana at federal level.  Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has introduced legislation to legalize marijuana on the legal level.  The legislation would would amend the Controlled Substance Act to eliminate marijuana's status as a Schedule 1 drug, which would decriminalize it at the federal level.  The former mayor of Newark formally unveiled the Marijuana Justice Act on Tuesday [8/1/2017] during a Facebook Live event.  The legislation, Booker said, will "go even further in an effort to remedy many of the failures of the War on Drugs."  "The effects of the drug war have had a disproportionately devastating impact on Americans of color and the poor," Booker added during his Facebook event.  "This is the right thing to do for public safety, and will help reduce our overflowing prison population."

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The "bread and circus" equivalent in the 21st century television, food stamps, and (coming soon) a perpetual marijuana-induced stupor.

Trump's Circular Firing Squad.  So far, Trump's most furious Democratic opponents have not been able to offer alternative visions to Trump's agenda that might help them win back Congress in the 2018 midterm elections.  Higher taxes, more government regulations, less gas and oil production, loose immigration policies, and the promotion of identity politics are not really winning issues.  Instead, the aim is to either to remove Trump before his first term is up or to so delegitimize him that he is rendered powerless.  Yet obsessions with Trump often lead to boomerang excesses — mad talk and visuals, from obscene rants to decapitation art — that hurt the attackers more than Trump.

Democrats 'Better Deal' Agenda Isn't New, And It Isn't Better.  On Sunday [7/23/2017], Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer promised that Democrats would reveal a "sharp, bold" new economic agenda that would appeal to working Americans.  What he delivered on Monday was warmed over cliches and tried-and-failed policies.  If this is the best Democrats can offer, they truly are out of ideas.

Schumer's Criticism of Hillary Is Worse Than It Seems.  Hillary's loss didn't occur entirely due to her own ineptitude.  She is not alone.  Her party has no useful programs anymore. [...] All they have is Trump bashing and, with the help of their media pals, that's all they do — and the country knows it.  Yes, as we also all know, the Republicans have their issues, to put it mildly.  For a party controlling practically everything, they are remarkably inept and self-destructive, but at least, beneath it all, they have the potential to come together and move forward.  (Who knows if they will?)  For the Democrats it is another matter.  They are hamstrung on all sides.

Maxine Waters for President?  Please Let It Happen!  Maxine Waters running for President in 2020 would be a dream come true for Republicans.  It seems impossible that Democrats would find the elderly liberal extremist desirable.  If Trump took the working class away from the Democrats, could Maxine Waters get them back?  Highly doubtful.  Yet, as the American Mirror points out, Maxine Water's impending trip the New Hampshire indicates she might be trying out for a run.  As much as Liberals want to win the next presidential race, they seem to want to hate Trump Americans more.  That is the appeal of Maxine Waters.

Statism's Violent Wages.  The distance between the government — state and local, but especially federal — and the people, as well as ordinary people's distrust and enmity toward one another, are the necessary, inescapable, result of 1) government having taken on, not to say usurped, outsized powers over individuals' lives; 2) having divided the people into groups to which politicians offer the favors they think these groups want, not least among which is the denigration of other groups.  Government nowadays tells you how your children will be educated.  You have almost no way of objecting.  Object too hard, and you're in trouble.  That goes for any number of regulations, including how much water you can have in your shower, what health care you may have at what cost.  Your business, or the one for which you work, must function by rules you can't do anything about.  Will you be able to retire?  That depends on the government.  Which party controls the White House, Congress, or the State House may or may not make a difference.

The Democrats have a new agenda, and guess what...  Democrat leaders have been working on a new agenda for many months because they lost in 2016 and because of their continuous losses the last six years and after all their hard work.  Dana Milbank of the Washington Post — and, I am sure, most reporters — is very proud of the Democrats' amazing product. [...] I thought this was one of the funniest opinion pieces I have seen in a long time, because the gullible Milbank actually thinks this is a new agenda.  In summary, Democrats believe that the government is the solution to everything, which means they have an infantile knowledge of economics.

Kamala Harris:  Eric Holder in a skirt.  Democrats are in a tizzy about their latest and brightest prospect for the 2020 White House — Kamala Harris, the senator from California who made a name for herself bullying Jeff Sessions during his attorney general confirmation hearings.  Make way for the next social justice warrior beating a drum for the White House.  Harris, a la Eric Holder, a la Barack Obama, is a far leftist with a vision of America as an inherently racist, unjust, unfair, misogynist nation.  And [...] she's just the candidate to fix it.

Trump tapped into an American anger, and he keeps tapping it.  His supporters are fed up with the Establishment, as well they should be.  What has the Establishment given them?  Stagnate wages, closed factories, and constantly being ridiculed for being Christian or white or male or not going to college.  The list is endless.

The Subterfuge of Socialism.  If you feel like you are being attacked every time you walk out the door, you are.  The part of freedom that no one born after the 1970's can possibly understand is how much our fellow citizens, at the behest of their collectivist puppet masters, have entered our lives and decided what we were able to say, think and do.  This is a direct attack, not on your house, or your car, but on you specifically as a human being.  People like to think about the government as an amoeba, but it is populated by your neighbors, the ones who go to meetings and the PTA.  They are the sort of people who lust after a spot on the Home Owners Association board.  As I have said elsewhere, the people in power are hardly ever the people who should be.  There is a particular mental disorder that seeks power, most of them are rapists and vandals.  This is not aimed at cops, but it does not exclude them either.

The Tyranny of Pseudo-Science.  The hysterical reaction of the left to Scott Pruitt's plan to create two competing teams of scientists to study from opposite positions the left's pet myth, man-made global warming, shows just how anti-science the left has become.  The left is a single, stupid collective mind that is utterly incapable of truly independent and free thought.  The left is very much like the Inner Party in Orwell's classic, 1984, where party members believe things that are obviously not true and in which dissent is — quite literally — unthinkable.  All totalitarianism purports to rest upon "science," and all totalitarian science slavishly follows what the state and the party of statism desire.  Institutions are inevitably infiltrated by leftists and used to rubber-stamp whatever the state wants.

The "S" in socialism stands for Seattle.  In a unanimous decision, the Seattle City Council has passed a new income tax on only "rich" under the belief that "social injustice" will disappear if they do as Barack Obama once said and "spread the wealth around."  This new tax-the-rich law is a classic move by Democratic Socialists who are always looking to spend more of our money in the name of so-called "social justice."  But it's also a classic move for another reason — it's illegal.  This law is a violation of the Washington Constitution because it isn't evenly applied to all people (the poor and middle class would not have their income taxed).  In addition, a state law written in the 1980's prohibits counties and cities from taxing net income.  Still, the mayor of Seattle is undeterred, even as he is likely to spend untold amounts of taxpayer money defending the law in upcoming legal challenges.  But wait!  There's more!  The socialists — some would say communists — in the state of Washington aren't done yet.  This tax-the-rich effort is only part two of a three-part agenda.

Had Hillary Clinton Won the Election...  Had HRC won, she would be implementing thousands of new regulations on businesses to further hamstring the economy.  She would let the fascist freaks at the Environmental Protection Agency have their way with every aspect of our daily lives:  Our cars, our showerheads, our toilets, our rainwater in our yards, etc.  She would, like the EPA under Obama, privilege any species, no matter how insignificant, over humans.  Central California has been devastated by the environmentalists' reverence for the delta smelt!  Thousands of farm workers lost their jobs thanks to this lefty decision, turning a lush agricultural valley into a brown wasteland in the name of "going green."  This is the American left today.

The left's war on Christianity and why it hates Trump.  In contemporary America, Democrats have become congruent with the left, and the belief that the government owns us is a pervasive sentiment.  Why is this?  Democrats, as a political party, have literally denounced religion, particularly Christianity.  At that same Convention in 2012, the delegates filled the arena with loud booing during the attempt to reinstate the word "God" into the Democratic Party platform.  Persecution of Christians was practically Obama administration policy, including lawsuits of Christians refusing to subordinate their beliefs to government mandates.

MSNBC Host Amused When DNC Chair Can't Say Who's Voice of the Democratic Party.  Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez couldn't say he was the voice of the Democratic Party on MSNBC Monday and couldn't name any other prominent party member either.  "Are you the voice of the Democratic Party today?  Are you the clearest voice that people can see?" MSNBC host Ali Velshi asked.  "I think the voices of the Democratic Party today, Ali, are the millions of people who marched on the streets across this country on January 21 saying, 'Donald Trump, you didn't win the majority of American voters, and you don't stand for our values,'" Perez said.

Liberals Are in Trouble — and They Know It.  Gone are the days in which liberals worked inside a consensus and engaged in debate with others.  Everywhere, liberal democracy seems to be endangered by the breakdown of political discourse.  This is due to a great crisis inside the left worldwide.  It is no longer a movement of ideas.  Liberals have no new ideas because they have adopted such an extreme relativism that they no longer strongly believe in anything.  Everything is fluid and undefined.  In this way, they have undermined their own foundation of logic and authority that is essential to the functioning of any political movement.  As a result, the old days of rational debate are over.  The left exploits emotions and resentments, but can no longer be held to the logic of ideas.

12 Ways Progressives and Americans Differ on Public Policy.  [For example,]
  •   We believe in separation of powers, they believe in a monolithic, all-powerful, administrative state.
  •   We believe in eternal truths, they believe in ideologically meandering social engineering.
  •   We believe in cultural stability, they believe in never-ending transformation of our society.
  •   We believe in real science, they believe in social science (e.g., "environmental justice").
  •   We believe in the rights of man, they believe in the power of centralized government.
  •   We believe in the moral order, they believe in situational ethics.

The Most Abused President in History.  The American media, including social media, is overwhelmingly anti-Trump.  The heart of the matter is that the left does not wish to make America great again.  Leftists wish to see America diminished.  They do not favor "America First," "more and better jobs for American workers," "lower taxes for individuals and businesses," "repealing and replacing Obamacare," "greater national security," "immigration security," and other Trump initiatives.  They favor fewer good jobs, higher taxes, less military spending, open borders, and bowing to the world outside the U.S.  The media are guilt-ridden over our national history, as they see it, of racism and class oppression.  They despise the middle class, and they live in a politically correct nightmare of benefiting from any sort of privilege or unfair advantage.

Why I Spend So Much Time and Effort on Climate Skepticism.  It is now clearer than ever that the alarmists have no intention of reaching a symbolic compromise that while unjustified might be livable by the rest of society.  Rather, their apparent intention is to keep pushing the US and other developed countries into a fossil fuel-less society in which all energy used will come from wind and solar or a few other "renewables" but not including either hydro or nuclear.  This is just what the Democratic Party included in its Party platform last year.  And if their candidate had won, this is exactly what the US would now be trying to do.  She even endorsed Al Gore's objectives just before the election, perhaps in hopes of added votes from "environmentalists."  If this had happened, this is a recipe for a financial disaster and probably the end of the US as a global innovator and economic leader.

Pelosi and Clinton are selfish losers, blocking the rise of young Democrats.  Without the advantage of the presidential bully pulpit, it falls upon the Democratic congressional leadership and the Democratic National Committee to frame a vision that will attract and motivate voters.  At a time when the country desperately needs a loyal opposition and citizens are highly motivated, both have failed miserably.  In the six months since Donald Trump has become president, Democrats have offered no ideas, no strategy, and no message beyond opposing Trump.

What Is the Alternative to Trump Derangement?  If they weren't trying to destroy the president, Democrats would have to focus on an agenda most Americans don't support.

Process vs.  Product:  Why the Dems Keep Losing.  Memo to Tim Ryan (and please pass it along to Maureen Dowd):  Republicans are winning all over the country, as much or more in local and states races as in national ones, not because Donald Trump makes robo calls, because he tweets, or because he "motivates the base."  Nope, the Republicans are winning everywhere because people like what they are selling.  They especially like what Donald Trump is selling:  an America-first attitude that unapologetically makes the U.S. economy and U.S. national security top priorities.

The Unbearable Smugness Of Being A Democrat.  I remember it like it was, well, just last week, when Democrats suggested that maybe, just maybe, the political rhetoric in the country was a little too heated after one of their own tried to murder as many Republican Congressmen as possible.  Like I said, it was a different time.  After less than two weeks, that time is done and the political left is back at their lying, hateful rhetoric about how Republicans are hoping to kill as many Americans as possible.  It actually took a little longer than I thought it would.  Putting aside the hypocrisy for a second, how dumb must Democrats think their base is to believe the other political party's election strategy is to hasten the deaths of millions of people?  How idiotic is the idea that one party's plan to continue to win elections across the country is the screw as many people as possible out of something?

Why Democrats keep losing.  [#9] They advocate weird sexual public practices.  Privately, anyone can be what he wants if his choice harms no one else.  Publicly, if a man who believes he is a woman walks into a public space historically reserved for women, then this action endangers the women because he may be just a pervert.  The Dems can't keep advocating obvious nonsense and expect the larger public to like them.

Lawmakers in New York, D.C. Propose Third Sex on Driver's Licenses.  Lawmakers in New York and Washington, D.C., this week introduced two bills proposing a third sex field on local driver's licenses and ID cards.  The moves comes just days after Oregon made history as the first state to expand its own ID cards beyond just male and female — adding an "X" option for people who identify their gender as non-binary, or who want to opt out of gender identification altogether.  New York Assistant Speaker of the House Felix Ortiz introduced his legislation on Monday [6/19/2017], saying it acknowledges those who are "outside the stereotypical gender binary of male or female."

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The "gender binary" is not a stereotype, it's biology.  Every person in the world has male chromosomes or female chromosomes.  Only the most poorly educated do not know that there is no third sex.

Why the Russians Conceived the Global Warming Scam.  In short, for communism to succeed, capitalism would have to be portrayed as based on exploitation — but not of man, as the old Marxist theory held.  Rather, capitalism was now exploiting the earth!  The whole purpose of this dogma has been to inhibit global capitalism, the only system that has proven capable of meeting the growing needs of expanding populations.  But this time the claim was that human economic progress threatened the environment because of the capitalist model on which it was based.  Hence, President Obama's Paris climate change agreement was designed to curtail U.S. industrial expansion while sending foreign aid to the rest of the world.  It was a Marxist plan that benefited Russia, a major oil and gas producer.

Stroke.  In 2016 the Western political system had a stroke.  Since then it has been incoherent and unable to focus. [...] It is an in absurd condition.  The obsession with Trump's very real shortcomings obscures the fact that the biggest crisis in American political life today is the that of the Democratic Party.  It never really recovered from the Clintons or Obama and it never really came to terms with the economic collapse of the Blue Model.

Message from Georgia:  Hating Trump is not a platform.  Democrats pulled out all stops in their effort to show that the #Resistance isn't just about marches and slogans and insulting the president, but also about flipping the House in 2018.  They poured tens of millions of dollars into what became the most expensive House race ever, trying to elect 30-year-old nonentity Jon Ossoff to fill the seat of HHS head Tom Price.  They cast the race as a referendum on Donald Trump, and a bellwether for 2018.  Republicans will be elated with the outcome, and hopeful that both those claims are true.  What is undoubtedly true is this:  despising Donald Trump is not much of a platform.

Civil War on the Left, Part 41: Democrats and Immigration'.  Peter Beinart, a smart center-left writer once affiliated with The New Republic before it went crazy, nowadays is at The Atlantic, and he has a barn-burner of an essay out today on the subject, "How the Democrats Lost Their Way on Immigration."  It is a long article, but very much worth reading the whole thing.  The point is, Beinart honestly confronts the craven partisan political calculation behind the liberal line on immigration, and he goes through the serious substantive economic and social reasons why liberals should be in favor of managing immigration in the interests of American workers — as they did not that long ago.

Antifa leftists are completely honest:  They want to destroy you.  If there remained any question about the character of the radical Left, recent reporting by Ian Miles Cheong at Heat Street paints a disturbing picture of the extent to which Antifa leftists condone violence against capitalists and so-called "fascists."  Cheong draws attention to an Antifa website, "It's Going Down," the "de facto resource for anarchists and 'anti-fascist' activists currently engaging in sporadic street battles across the United States against Trump supporters and the government."  The website features Antifa articles from staff writers and anonymous submissions that give the reader insight into the demented minds of those who urge violence against their countrymen.  The literature of the anarchist leftists is honest in its presentation of who they are and what they want.

How the Democrats lost their way on immigration.  If the right has grown more nationalistic, the left has grown less so.  A decade ago, liberals publicly questioned immigration in ways that would shock many progressives today.

When losing an election makes you lose your mind.  Although it made absolutely no sense, the hype for a Hillary Clinton presidency was relentless and overpoweringly waged in all sources, including the media, the Internet and social networks.  There were very few critics asking the important question — why this woman?  She carried more baggage than an airport porter yet only one candidate (Trump) chose to call her a criminal.  Then an unlikely rival cropped up promising free stuff to millennials who didn't bother to note that nothing from the government is free but was paid for by taxpayers.  They also failed to question why this socialist senior citizen hadn't accomplished anything in the decades he served in Congress.  Wikileaks would go on to release DNC emails showing that it was favoring Clinton over Sanders and outlined ways to defeat him.  Oops.

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The Democrat Party Social Pyramid.  [This chart] portrays an eerily similar caste system enforced by the post-Wilson Democrat Party, reinforced by FDR, LBJ and BHO.

The Democrats' Leftward March.  Both victory and defeat have been radicalizing experiences for the Democratic party during this century.  Democrats moved left after losing to George W. Bush; they moved farther left after winning with Barack Obama; and now they seem to be moving farther left still under President Donald Trump.

Dems' Sanders Wing Aims to Found New Party By 2018 Elections.  The seemingly fractured Democratic Party may face another setback ahead of the 2018 elections, Peter Doocy reported.  Supporters of progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said they want to start their own party.  The organizers said they want to focus on the future after their current party's last presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, seemed to focus on the past.  Sanders called for "fundamental change" during a speech in Illinois over the weekend.

California's descent to socialism.  California is widely celebrated as the fount of technical, cultural and political innovation.  Now we seem primed to outdo even ourselves, creating a new kind of socialism that, in the end, more resembles feudalism than social democracy. [...] This new progressive synthesis promises not upward mobility and independence, but rather the prospect of turning most Californians into either tax slaves or dependent serfs.

The soft bigotry of Denver's public pooping laws.  'The Denver City Council has voted unanimously to decriminalize a number of offenses, including defecating in public.  Also, urinating in public.  Camping on public or private land without permission.  Panhandling.  And lying across public rights-of-way, such as sidewalks.  Democrat Mayor Michael Hancock and city officials explained the new ordinances are designed to protect immigrants — legal and the other kind — from "unintended consequences."  These consequences were fines and longer jail terms, as has been customary in most places for violating the behavioral norms of civilized American society.

Big Names Headline The People's Summit In Chicago — It's A Who's Who Of Communists.  The commies have truly come out of the closet.  The whole gang will be getting together in Chicago on June 9th thru the 11th.  Bernie Sanders, Michael Moore, Danny Glover and Van Jones will be headlining the People's Summit.  Chicago is where the headquarters of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is located.  They are still labeling themselves as progressives, but anyone with two functioning brain cells knows these are devout communists... comrades in arms.  Thousands will join them to plot taking back America from President Trump and the Republicans.  It will be one giant war room.  This should be common knowledge now and come as no surprise to anyone.  Van Jones has a long, violent history of being a Marxist.  Don't believe his protestations that he has reformed, he hasn't.  Bernie Sanders calls himself a socialist... in reality, he's a communist and the current healthcare plan he is presenting to Trump should prove that.  He is pushing single payer healthcare.  Michael Moore is a Marxist film producer and the editor of The Nation.  And Danny Glover never met a communist or dictator he didn't love.

Leftism:  An Incurable Disease.  Call it Global Stockholm Syndrome, Mass Psychogenic Illness, or the Leftist Plague, as it will be called, in a hundred years, by grandparents who are explaining to their grandchildren the demise of Western civilization.

The coming Democratic civil war.  Simply put, the Democrats seem to know only what they are against — Trump — but have provided no clear sense of where they want to take the country.  The party, and much of the nation, despises Trump, but there does not seem to be any huge pent-up national demand for the Democrats to take over — at least, not yet.  Part of the problem is major chasms underneath the absurd faux solidarity of the "resistance" movement on the left.  These have been largely hidden in the increasingly uniformly pro-Democratic media.  These differences extend beyond personal fiefdoms or stylistic differences.  They reflect deep divides in terms of class and geography, and will not be easy for the party leadership to reconcile.

It's the Hypocrisy, Stupid.  [Hillary Clinton's] campaign was based on pandering to identity-politics groups — while she had cashed in on Wall Street in what can be fairly called a payola scheme with Bill to enrich the Clinton Foundation and thus indirectly themselves.  The result was both a cultural and economic affront to what used to be the bedrock of the Democratic party.

Pelosi: Liberals Only Voted for 2011 Defense Spending Bill so They Could Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) spoke Friday at an LGBT rights event at the Pride Center at Equality Park of South Florida, where she touted how liberals in the Democratic Party only voted for the nation's defense spending bill for fiscal year 2011 so they could repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."  "Don't tell anybody I told you this," Pelosi said, before explaining how she was able to get liberal Democrats onboard to support the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, the annual federal law that specifies the Defense Department's budget and expenditures.

The Democrats' Second Secession & America's New Civil War.  [Scroll down]  The 2016 platform of the Democratic Party vows "a societal transformation" that will "end institutional and systemic racism in our society."  This is the ideology of cultural Marxism.  "Institutional racism" as a systemic American problem is a political fiction.  Americans outlawed "institutional racism" half a century ago with the passage of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965.  Any incidence of institutional racism today is actionable in the courts — the utra-liberal courts that threw out Trump's executive orders on extra-legal grounds because of off-the-cuff remarks he made on the campaign trail.  "Systemic racism" and "institutional racism" are anti-American mythologies that drive the Democratic Party's political agendas.

The Democrats' Second Secession & America's New Civil War.  The idea that creates the identity "American" is summarized in America's official motto:  e pluribus unum — out of many, one.  It took a Civil War and two hundred years of sacrifice and struggle to achieve a polity that approached this ideal.  If one political faction is now able to redefine the ideal to conform to its own sectarian beliefs, the country we have known will cease to exist.  But that is just what the current creed of the Democratic Party — "identity politics" — entails, and is why the current divisions in our political life seem so intractable.  Identity politics is, in fact, the antithesis of the American idea.  It is a reversion to tribal loyalties.  It regards diverse origins — colors, ethnicities, genders and classes — as primary, and proposes a hierarchy of privilege based on them, which it justifies as a reversal of past oppressions.

America's Betrayal by the Democratic Party.  They can call it liberalism or social justice or togetherness, but it is my considered judgment that, without exaggeration, we are facing an intent to subvert the electoral will of the American people. [...] The Democratic Party is not only soft on this unrest, but encouraging the unrest and the lying, hyperventilating, and false reporting.  It is morally bankrupt.  With its alliance against constitutional values, federalism, free markets, freedom of property and liberty for the individual, it has crossed an invisible line from supporting America to being an enemy of America.

America's Islam Trance.  Let's take a closer look now at the bizarre alliance between two seemingly incompatible utopian ideologies — the progressive left and expansionist Islam — currently undermining America at every turn.  After all, those on the Democratic left are continually defending, excusing and running interference for Islamic supremacists in America, not to mention "welcoming" into our country thousands of Muslims from the most radicalized regions on earth.  Why would they do that?  The alliance between the left and Islam can best be explained by the overarching reality that both share a common enemy, Christianity.  Thus does the left warmly sidle up to Islam, which, truth be known, were it in charge would destroy the left, throwing members of some of the left's main constituent groups off buildings or hanging or stoning or otherwise executing or enslaving them.  Both since the Marxist left and Shariah Islam both detest and fear Christian civilization more than each other, they therefore are natural, albeit temporary, allies in their shared aim to defeat a common enemy.

The Left Versus Common Sense.  [Scroll down]  Today, the left has completely abandoned all spending restraint in favor of "free" college and "single payer" healthcare — which means nobody pays which really means everybody pays because costs are abstracted from the beneficiaries of goods and services and seemingly passed on to a third party.  News flash:  We are the third party!  But the important point to understand is that the party of the left has moved far beyond mere reckless spending.  While LBJ was eager to spend trillions to purchase the votes of inner city blacks in perpetuity with money distributed by welfare bureaucrats, showing no concern for the cost to taxpayers, I believe even LBJ would have drawn the line at welcoming illegal aliens into the country and actively importing Muslims from the Islamist-inflamed Middle East in order to put them on the dole for their votes.  To do so defies common sense and evinces a lack of neighborly concern for one's fellow Americans.

You Gotta Lie.  Red/blue, conservative/liberal, and Republican/Democrat mark traditional American divides.  But one fault line is not so 50/50 — that of the contemporary hard progressive movement versus traditional politics, values, and customs.  The entire menu of race, class, and gender identity politics, lead-from-behind foreign policy, political correctness, and radical environmentalism so far have not won over most Americans.  Proof of that fact are the serial reliance of their supporters on deception, and the erosion of language on campus and in politics and the media.  The progressive movement requires both deceit and euphemism to mask its apparently unpopular agenda.

May Day is a March for Communism.  Around the world, May Day is an opportunity for various socialist, communist, and anarchist groups to demonstrate against their governments.  In the People's Republic of China, North Korea, Cuba, and other similar governments, May Day is a huge workforce parade with soldiers and military equipment while the dear leader salutes and inspects them proudly. Nobody is present there by their own choice.  Even the Catholic Church celebrates May Day since 1955, by dedicating it to Saint Joseph the Worker, the patron saint of workers and craftsmen.  During the Cold War, large military parades were assembled in USSR's Red Square.

The Left Slams Even the NRA's Program to Keep Children Away from Guns.  The National Rifle Association doesn't want young children handling guns, and so it runs the "Eddie Eagle GunSafe" program for schools, designed to teach kids four steps they should take if they find a gun:  Stop, don't touch, run away, and tell a grown-up.  This is absolute common sense, and the sort of message that every kid in the country should hear.  Nothing in the program encourages kids to want guns, purchase guns when they're older, or shoot guns.  The potential harm of a gun in the wrong hands — and unprepared hands are the wrong hands — is made clear.  Despite the utterly innocuous message, some voices on the left object to the Eddie Eagle program.

Darkness at the Heart of Liberal Progressivism.  Ironically, it seems that the only religion that the Left deems worthy of protection is the one major world religion that stands diametrically opposed to religious freedom, and indeed, to all the founding principles of equality and liberty which Americans have died to preserve.  It is not that liberals worship the God of that religion, nor of any other (with the possible exception of the goddess, Mother Earth), but rather, that they regard Islam as a vehicle for tearing down the traditions of Western Civilization, and thereby destroying our nation.

Bill Nye, the Misuse of Science Guy:  Why Science Doesn't Answer Public Policy Questions.  The use of science in public policy has recently been in the news, most prominently in the "March for Science" at over 600 locations around the globe.  Thousands rallied "for science," including climate change activists, anti-vaxxers, and those who are either for or against GMOs, not to mention those who just generally protested Donald Trump.

The Real Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Lost In 2016.  In short, to many Americans now living through economic tough times, the Democrats have become the party of the rich and the connected.  Some 77% in the poll said that Trump's policies would help all classes of Americans, vs. just 58% for congressional Democrats.  Even so, that leaves out one key point that appeared nowhere in the Democratic Party analysis that we saw — that is, the Democratic Party has veered sharply leftward in recent years.  They easily capture the bright Blue population centers on both coasts, but increasingly have trouble capturing the middle, both geographically and metaphorically.

Exit Dems — stage left.  As the Democratic Party tilts ever leftward, it's still not far enough left for some, especially some in what has become known as the Bernie Sanders wing.  After all, the Vermont senator is still officially an "independent" even as he sought the Democratic presidential nomination.  So like-minded folks on the left side of the spectrum are urging him to make the break complete.

Apocalyptic Progressivism.  During the 2008 campaign, gas prices at one point averaged over $4 a gallon.  Then-candidate Obama reacted by pushing a green agenda — as if the cash-strapped but skeptical public could be pushed into alternative energy agendas.  Obama mocked then-Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's prescient advice to "drill, baby, drill" — as if Palin's endorsement of new technologies such as fracking and horizontal drilling could never ensure consumers plentiful fuel.  Instead, in September 2008, Steven Chu, who would go on to become Obama's secretary of energy, told the Wall Street Journal that, "Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe."

The Left's New Cure-All: 'Science'.  Alas, this March for Science does not appear to be largely about science, or about people who know a great deal about science, or even about people who want to know a great deal about science.  Keeping up with today's hottest trends, the March for Science has wrapped itself in identity politics, cranked up the oven to "scorch," and potentially set things on track to unceremoniously collapse into one giant intersectional soufflé.  The troubles brewing within the March for Science surfaced in January, marked by a now-deleted official tweet:  "Colonization, racism, immigration, native rights, sexism, ableism, queer-, trans-, intersex-phobia, & econ justice are scientific issues."  Since then, the addled march has torn through four different diversity statements, shellacked by critics on both sides.

Winning the Civil War of Two Americas.  This is not just a power struggle.  It's a clash between two Americas.  And only one America can survive.  The left had meant for their Anti-America to replace America.  If America is to survive, Anti-America must be destroyed.  Unlike America, Anti-America is an artificial entity.  Its vulnerabilities are easy to spot by the policy priorities of the left.  Anti-America lives by mass migration and campus brainwashing.  It requires a huge infrastructure of government employees maintained by taxes and regulations.  Its segregated cities depend on a complex hierarchy of political identities that provide access to everything from subsidized housing to jobs based on intersectional caste membership.

This is science?
Surprise: Warmist's March On Washington Turns Into A Hotbed Of Racial Whining.  Like most Leftist marches, this one has become muddled with all their Social Warrior beliefs.  The signs (so many of which will be astroturfed) at the march on April 22nd are sure to be amusing.

Democrats Are Stuck Between A Mob And Their Job.  Under former President Barack Obama's stewardship, Democrats lost the 2016 presidential election, House, Senate, governorships and state legislatures across the country.  Now they're dealing with an identity crisis with no clear solution — one that is primed to cause more intraparty conflict than the tea party caused the Republican Party.  Despite all this failure, they succeeded at one thing:  throwing away the old and creating a new base stitched together with all the left's most volatile constituencies.  Each limb of this mishmash of rage — Black Lives Matter, "modern" feminism, social justice warriors and environmentalists — is a carefully cultivated, and yet ultimately uncontrollable, demographic Democrats hoped would be their ticket to political domination.  Instead, it's threatening to swallow the party whole.

Liberals [are] Suddenly Incensed About Budget Process Obama Blew Off For Eight Years.  The latest Leftist hypocrisy is in, and it's a doozy.  Progressives are losing their minds over President Trump's budget proposal for all sorts of reasons.  Under his legal obligation, President Trump submitted his proposed budget to Congress for approval.  If you listen to the Democrat Media Complex, it will hurt the poor, the young, the elderly, the rural, the vulnerable, the arts, the sciences, Big Bird, and federal workers.  In typical liberal self-unaware fashion, progressives fail to remember how President Obama blew off his legal obligation to submit a budget proposal by the statutory deadline in seven of his eight years at the helm.  Now, I know that strict adherence to the law is not the strong suit of Democrats, but you'd think they'd at least give lip service to holding their guy to some set of standards.

Would YOU let a homeless person live in your backyard?  Faced with an intractable homeless problem, officials in Portland are thinking inside the box.  A handful of homeless families will soon move into tiny, government-constructed modular units in the backyards of willing homeowners.

Agenda: How Marxists Are Grinding America Down.  The movie begins with Bowers explaining why he made the movie — based on a 2008 op-ed he wrote about a 1992 Communist Party USA meeting he attended at Berkeley.  The meeting took place after the Berlin Wall fell and Bowers took notes.  According to Bowers' op-ed:  ["]They had a three part agenda.  They would use their manpower, influence and funds to back anything that would destroy our families, businesses and culture.["]  Needless to say, his op-ed created quite a controversy and, as Bowers explains in the film, a letter to the editor gave him a clue that what the Communists were saying in 1992 was part of a larger agenda that was planned decades earlier.  From there, Bowers set about researching and documenting what has really happened to America and how the center has moved so far to the left, the history behind it, and the dangers to our families, churches, and economic way of life.

Anyone surprised Obama won't go away?  Trump has NONE of the benefits Obama enjoyed[:]  no political media, no sports media, no Hollywood, no print media, no Entertainment Industry. [...] We are up against the most radical lefties that have EVER been in power in America[.  T]hey detest what America stands for[.  T]hat's why Obama wanted to 'fundamentally change' it[,] and now they have been rejected by the American people and they've completely lost their minds.  They weren't supposed to lose!  These people are communists and their goal is to overthrow our president[,] and it absolutely cannot be allowed to happen.

Connecticut Kennedy Thinks State Should Own Your Organs.  Connecticut State Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr. (D-Branford) — son of former U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) — wants to give state government control over what happens to citizens' organs after they die.  Kennedy recently introduced SB 750, which would automatically enroll Connecticut's citizens in the organ donation program.  "If people want to donate their organs after death, I have no problem with that at all, but it should not be coercive in any way," state Sen. Len Suzio (R-Meriden) told the local Connecticut newspaper The Record-Journal.

Well deserved ridicule:
Blank book called 'Reasons to vote for Democrats' top seller on Amazon.  Judging by the popularity of "Reasons to Vote for Democrats:  A Comprehensive Guide," one would think the party out of power were making a comeback.  There's just one problem — the top-seller is completely blank.  Written by Michael J. Knowles, managing editor for the Daily Wire, the book is described as the "most exhaustively researched and coherently argued Democrat Party apologia to date" and "a political treatise sure to stand the test of time."

Meet the DNC's New Organizer in Chief.  The election of a new chair of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday was clearly an inside-baseball affair.  Only 17 percent of Democratic voters had even heard it was happening, according to a new Morning Consult poll. [...] In reality, both candidates are hard-core progressives committed to the party's scorched-earth opposition to the Trump administration.

The Rampant Incivility of the Left.  [Scroll down]  [T]he Left knows it cannot compete in the larger arena of ideas.  They know the only means they have to accumulate power and win elections is by:
    1) Destroying the opposition through vile personal attacks,
    2) Organizing and pre-planning demonstrations to appear spontaneous,
    3) Orchestrating occasional violence at marches to ensure media coverage,
    4) Utilizing their allies in the mainstream media to propagate false and misleading stories, and
    5) Accelerating the spread of outright socialist anti-American propaganda through their fellow travelers in the education and entertainment establishment.
These are, in fact, some of the same strategies utilized by the despots of recent history in their seizure of power.  If there is any group in the United States today that could be truthfully compared to the Fascists, it is the current iteration of the American Left.

It's Official:  Liberals Only Care About Illegals and Muslims.  Let us talk about why the white working class has finally turned up in the Republican column.  It is because the left repaid the loyalty of the working class — won 150 years ago — by leading it into the wilderness, with no Promised Land at the end of the journey.  Why?  Because the left blocked off the road to the middle class with tribal labor unions and replaced mutual aid and fraternal associations with government welfare.  So the white working class ended up dying of despair in the Rust Belt, and liberals didn't care.

Pelosi:  Amend the First Amendment.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday endorsed a movement announced by other congressional Democrats on Wednesday [2/22/2017] to ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow Congress to regulate political speech when it is engaged in by corporations as opposed to individuals.

DNC Chair Debate Confirms Democrats Are Hopelessly Lost.  On February 22, CNN hosted a debate between DNC chair candidates, inherently presenting a false sense of democracy.  The election will be determined by the 447 members of the DNC, many of whom are the same superdelegate loyalists who anointed Hillary Clinton as the party's presidential nominee — even after their constituents overwhelmingly voted for Sen. Bernie Sanders.  CNN's debate showed that the Democratic Party is continuing the same failed strategies that led to its current political paralysis.  In the 2016 election cycle, Democrats lost not only the presidency and majorities in both houses of Congress, but hundreds of state legislatures across the country.

Hawaii Dem Argues Doctors Should be Able to Prescribe Housing to Cure Homelessness.  Doctors agree that being homeless can make a person sick.  Lack of hygiene, quality meals, and everything else that goes with not having a permanent address can result in a number of medical conditions.  And health problems, doctors say, can cause homelessness.  So Hawaii Sen. Josh Green (D) has introduced legislation to classify "homelessness" as a medical condition under state law.  Green, who works as an emergency room doctor when he isn't in the state legislature, contends that if it is true that homelessness is a medical condition or a disease, it naturally follows that physicians should be able to prescribe a cure.  And that cure, according to Dr. Green, is obvious:  Housing.

The Editor says...
Those on the political left seem to be engaged in a campaign to medicalize every social issue.  In this case it is an attempt to make the deadbeat appear to be a victim of their own medical condition, which in most cases is a direct result of a lifetime of bad decisions.  I suppose Senator Green hopes we won't think about his proposal long enough to realize that a prescription won't cause free housing to appear out of nowhere, especially in Hawaii, which is already one of the most expensive places to live.

The Goal Of Socialists Is Socialism - Not Prosperity.  About 40 years ago, economist Bruce Yandle went to Washington to work for the Council on Wage and Price Stability, ready to apply his knowledge of economics and educate his fellow workers.  After all, he reminisces, one eye-rolling, head-scratching decision after another was coming from government regulators that surely someone versed in economics could expose as stupid, wasteful, and downright ridiculous. [...] The more he examined the situation, the more he realized that all of the various actors in the system were acting in their own perceived self-interests — regulators, politicians, and those being regulated — and the combination of their interests created perverse outcomes.  The "big picture" view that those on the outside of the situation might have is irrelevant to what actually happens, and understandably so.

The Muslim Face of the New Democratic Party.  Most Americans are concerned about unvetted refugees from jihadi countries.  Those who are Democrats have no say in their party anymore.  Obama yanked the party hard left.  He personally championed the jihadi movement, be it by trying to install the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt or giving the pariah state Iran billions of dollars and the obsequious Iran deal.  Obama's legacy:  Hard-left Muslim-Americans are rising to positions of prominence in the Democrats' grassroots organizations.  This alliance between Western socialists and Islamists dates back to the Cold War, but it has gained traction in America since 9/11.

Is Jim Webb The Only Sane Democrat Left?  A whimsical definition of a gaffe is "when a politician accidentally speaks the truth."  By that measure, former Virginia Senator Jim Webb committed a gaffe of huge proportions over the weekend.  On "Meet the Press" [2/12/2017], Webb admitted that the Democratic Party has no ideas to offer, that it's determined to destroy the Trump administration and — here's the gaffe — that "the Democratic Party over the past five or six years has moved very far to the left."

Webb: Democratic Party has moved 'very far to the left'.  Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) on Sunday said the Democratic Party has moved "very far to the left" over the past five or six years. [...] Webb said the Democrats haven't done the kind of "self reflection" they needed starting in 2010.  "You've lost white working people.  You've lost flyover land, and you saw in this election what happens when people get frustrated enough that they say, 'I'm not going to take this,'" he said.

The Democratic party has lost its mind — and its soul.  Democrats claim to stand for the poor, immigrants and nonwhites.  Yet given a chance to actually support someone who is dedicated to improving education for all America's children, especially those trapped in failing urban schools, the Dems said no, [emphatically] no.  Joined by two Republicans, they stood in the schoolhouse door to block vital change, casting their lot with teachers unions that fear reform the way a vampire fears garlic.  Throw away all the subtexts and subterfuge, a defense of the rotten status quo is the only explanation for the bid to block DeVos.  The teachers unions pulled the strings, and the political puppets danced to their masters' tune.

Expelled Candidate for DNC Chair Suing Democrats for Breach of First Amendment.  A candidate expelled from the race for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for criticising Islam tells Breitbart News he intends to sue for a breach of his First Amendment rights.  Vincent Tolliver, who previously ran an unsuccessful campaign for Congress in Arkansas, was expelled from the campaign by interim DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazil, after telling The Hill he didn't believe his rival Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn) should become chairman because of his Islamic faith, citing the religion's positions on homosexuality.

The Editor says...
This is interesting because it shows the Democrats are more worried about offending Muslims than about offending homosexuals.  Sooner or later the Democratic Party would have to choose one side or the other, and now they've done it.

Democrats are becoming the party of secession.  Some call it Trump Derangement Syndrome, but that's too kind.  It's not a temporarily insane reaction, it's a calculated plan to wreck the presidency, whatever the cost to the country.  Things never seen in the modern era are now rapidly becoming common.  Impeachment talk already is rumbling in the party's hothouses, and Trump was met with a lawsuit the minute he took the oath.  Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, the top Dems in Congress, led a raucous demonstration Monday night, as if they are community organizers.  And Obama couldn't bear the irrelevance after eight days out of office and felt compelled to encourage disruptions.  This is Third World behavior and it's now the M.O. of one of America's two political parties.

Trump's Political Blitzkrieg.  Trump correctly discerned that ordinary citizens who desire nothing more than to be left alone to enjoy peace and while at an actual job or sitting by their undisturbed hearths are sick to death of constantly being roiled by the incessant demands of the latest approved victim of the month.  They are fed up with the constant assaults on authority and on their faith.  For them, the old tactics from radicals' playbooks dating from the 1960s have become merely irritating and meaningless liturgical chants rather than urgent and legitimate calls for justice.

What Is the Democratic Party?  [Scroll down]  Here is one possibility:  The Democratic party in reality is the cartoon version of the Republican party stood on its head, with cold-eyed self-serving economic interests using the so-called social issues to stir up the rubes while they go about seeing to their own paydays and pensions.  The economic interests attached to the Democratic party are fairly easy to identify:  people who work for government at all levels.

This misguided Democrat proposal would negate the deterrent effect of mutually assured destruction.
Democrats try to take nukes away from Trump:  Senator and Congressman propose new law banning the President from firing weapons without a vote.  Two Democratic lawmakers have put forward bill that would take away President Trump's access to the nuclear codes.  The new law, introduced by Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Rep. Ted Lieu of California, would prevent the President from launching nuclear weapons without first a obtaining a congressional declaration of war.  Under current legislation, the US president can launch a nuclear strike regardless of whether or not America is under attack.  In a statement, Markey said that nuclear war is the 'gravest risk to human survival,' and expressed concerns about Trump having access to the nuclear button.

The Editor says...
Wait, I thought the libs believed global warming was the greatest threat to human survival.  So global warming is not an absolute certainty, but nuclear war is?

California Democrats propose adding third, nonbinary gender option for driver's licenses and other official documents.  California driver's licenses and birth certificates could have a third option for gender in addition to male or female under legislation unveiled Thursday [1/26/2017] by Democratic lawmakers.  The bill by state Sens. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) would establish a new nonbinary gender marker for official state documents.  Lawmakers framed the measure as an expansion of rights for transgender, intersex and other people who do not identify as male or female.

Philadelphia becomes first US city to ban employers from requesting salary history.  Philadelphia became the first city in the nation to bar employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history Monday [1/30/2017], a move supporters say is a vital step toward closing the wage gap between men and women.  Mayor Jim Kenney, a Democrat, signed the measure and said he's confident the bill can withstand legal challenges he faces from companies such as cable giant Comcast.

Senate Democrats Introduce $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan, Offer Trump Support If He Backs It.  Senate Democrats are set to unveil a $1 trillion infrastructure plan and offer President Donald Trump their support if he backs it, the NYT reports.  The plan includes $180 billion to rail and bus systems, $65 billion to ports, airports and waterways, $110 billion for water and sewer systems, $100 billion for energy infrastructure, and $20 billion for public and tribal lands.

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Infrastructure is not mentioned in the Constitution.  This job belongs to the fifty states.  The Tenth Amendment says so.  Too bad the Democrats don't know or care what the Constitution says.

Dear Liberals:  Here Is Some Magnanimous Advice.  [Scroll down]  Do you notice the common denominator of these three groups?  All three are, or have been, the little darlings of the left.  Follow us, the left said to the workers, and we will bring you justice.  Follow us, the left said to African Americans, and we will defeat racism.  Follow us, the left said to women, and we will defeat sexism and the patriarchy.  And liberals and lefties have been doing nothing but protesting and marching and legislating on these three fronts for the last 150 years.  So why are your little darlings so demoralized, liberals?  Why is the working-class dying of despair despite your welfare state?  Why are blacks killing cops and burning cities again, 50 years after the Civil Rights Acts?  Why are women suffering sexual harassment on campus and huddling in safe spaces fifty years after the sexual revolution?

Why liberals just love to set terrorists free.  What is it about progressives like President Obama — and even pretend progressives like Gov. Andrew Cuomo — that makes them so forgiving of terrorists?  Obama, on his way out the door, Tuesday [1/17/2017] commuted the effective life sentence of Puerto Rican nationalist-terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera — an architect of the wave of terror that led to the murder-by-bombing of four at Fraunces Tavern in Lower Manhattan in 1975.  Cuomo, for no apparent reason other than to plant a wet one on Black Lives Matter, last month gave an early out to one-time Weather Underground conspirator Judith Clark — convicted of murdering two cops and a security guard during the infamous Brinks armored car robbery in Rockland County in 1981.

Black History (aka Demonize White America) Month.  Clarence Thomas describes Myers, his grandfather, as "the greatest man I have ever known."  Where are such strong, wise, character-driven, and masculine mentors for black males today?  The number-one mission of high-profile blacks (actors, politicians and preachers) appears to be getting blacks to embrace same-sex marriage, men using little girl's restrooms, and blaming white America.  Myers' Godly principles and values are only echoes of a distant past in the black community today.

And Now The Left's War On Normal Americans Truly Begins.  The left's strategy is simple — deny normal Americans normalcy.  After all, that's what we really want, a return to normal. [...] It's what we want, and liberals want to deny it to us in order to doom Donald Trump and reopen their path back into power.  So how will they do it?  Constant resistance at every turn.  They will ignore norms and rules — remember, norms and rules are only supposed to constrain us.  They will lie, cheat, and engage in any conduct that they believe will help their hateful cause.  A huge part of the progressive effort will go toward policing their own for any weakness or faltering in their lockstep opposition to everything Trump and the GOP do.

Twenty Non-Questions on Campus.  Merriam-Webster defines dogma as "a belief or set of beliefs that is accepted by the members of a group without being questioned or doubted."  On too many college campuses, certain beliefs are promoted just that dogmatically.  Students are not allowed to challenge them. [...] Those beliefs are:
  •   There is a campus rape culture that encourages the sexual assault of women.
  •   A woman accusing a man of rape has vastly more credibility than a man who claims his innocence.
  •   The earth is getting dramatically warmer due to human activity, and altering that activity can stop or slow this trend.
  •   Israeli settlers and the Israeli government are as bad as or worse than Palestinian terrorists.
  •   Fundamentalist Christians are morally the same as Muslim terrorists.
  •   Any military action in the Middle East creates more problems than it solves.
  •   Criticizing Islam as a religion of terrorism is an example of Islamophobia.
  •   Religious freedom is less important than acceptance of sexual minorities.
  •   Society would generally be better off if traditional religion disappeared.
  •   Marriage between those of the same sex should be seen as the same as marriage between those of different sexes.
  •   Trans women (men who identify as women) should be allowed to use the same facilities as biological women.
  •   The physical differences between men and women play no role in economic disparities between them.
  •   A woman has a right to an abortion for whatever reason she chooses.
  •   Black men are targeted by the police.
  •   Anti-Hispanic racism is an important part of what motivates those who oppose immigration reform.
  •   President Obama has been criticized more than previous presidents because of his race.
  •   Raising taxes on the wealthy will improve our economy.
  •   Political conservatives are either greedy manipulators exploiting the marginalized, or sincere dupes voting against their own economic interests.
  •   There is little if any correlation between hard work and economic success.
  •   The United States is more damaging to the world than other western industrialized nations.

Obama's Failed Presidency.  The president is correct that the largest issue in the election was the Obama legacy:  the 125 percent increase in federal debt while the national work force shrank by 10 percent, the shameful Iran nuclear and sanctions giveaway, the shambles of the "red line" and other flip-flops and miscues all over foreign policy, the haughty disparagement of large sections of the electorate (in which he was almost outdone by Mrs. Clinton), the immigration policy of proudly admitting to the U.S. whomever might be seized by the ambition to enter, and the slavish adherence to the most alarmist versions of the faddish climate apocalypse, whatever the cost in American jobs and the current-account deficit, and without waiting for evidence adequate to justify radical measures.

Governor Calls for Free Tuition at New York Public Colleges.  Hundreds of thousands of New York students would be able to attend college for free under a proposal announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to make state universities tuition-free for residents earning $125,000 or less.

Meet the Dems who want to abolish the Electoral College.  Democrats in both the House and Senate have introduced legislation aimed at building pressure to scrap the centuries-old system, and replace it with a simple popular vote.  Under the change, Clinton would have become the 45th president of the United States, since she won about 3 million more votes than Trump.  Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., proposed a resolution to amend the Constitution to end the Electoral College, and dozens of House Democrats are supporting three separate House resolutions that would do the same thing.  Some Democrats have indicated support for the idea, even if they haven't yet joined the legislation.

The Vast Cognitive Gulf between the Left and the Right.  Everyone knows it is the self-appointed morally superior Left that is behind the tyrannies of multiculturalism, political correctness, a genderless society, man-made global warming, the promotion of homosexuality and gay marriage, the crusade against all religions but Isalm, the most violent and intolerant faith on the planet.

Watching the Fakestream Break Down.  Psychologically, there is no difference now between the Democrats and Jim Jones or Scientology.  Closed-minded utopian cults are all the same: they all follow messianic personalities like Obama and Hillary, and they all drive out any source of dissent.  But dissent and open debate are what keeps us in touch with reality, a point that applies to nations as well as individuals.  North Korea is run by a closed cult, like Iran and Saudi Arabia.  No dissent is allowed, and little by little a Party Line takes over that drifts out of touch with reality.  Because Eurosocialism is identical to Obamanoia, we are seeing stunning parallels between the U.S. and Europe.  The same political ideology is running things over there and over here.  These people are still stuck in soft Marxism, having learned nothing from the fall of the Soviet Empire.  They are doomed to failure.

Liberal Logic.  If a man says he's Napoleon Bonaparte, he needs help, but if he says he's a woman he's perfectly sane and if anyone refuses to go along with him he's being oppressed.  If 97% of scientists say that man made global warming is real anyone who disagrees should be put in prison.  When 100% of scientists say that human life begins at conception it has nothing to do with abortion.  If Russia publishes true facts about Hillary it's foreign interference in our election.  If illegals, i.e. foreigners, vote in our election it's a good thing.  Clubbing a baby seal to death is evil.  Dismembering an unborn human girl without anesthetic is a societal good.  Getting water to California's central valley farmers isn't as important as protecting the delta smelt.  It's okay if wind turbines kill 4200 bald eagles each year.  Saying all lives matter is racist.  Saying only black lives matter is not.

Why the Left Cried When Fidel Died.  To understand why leftists, especially of the Western variety, are weeping upon Castro's death, it is first crucial to grasp the underlying foundation of the progressives' belief system.  The leftist is a believer in a political faith, a faith that envisions a classless utopia of perfect equality and "social justice."  This faith is interlinked with the leftist's revulsion of his own democratic-capitalist host society, which he sees as oppressive and unjust — and which he seeks to destroy.  And it is upon the ashes of this intended destruction that the leftist hopes to build, with his other self-appointed social redeemers, the secular socialist paradise.

How the Left Strangled Itself With Identity Politics.  Listen up, dimwits:  When you encourage racial pride in all groups except whites, you aren't exactly making a case against "racism."

Why the Democrats Can't Stop Calling the GOP Racists.  Democrats don't debate Trump on the issues, because their agenda is a turn-off.  Under the leadership of Alinskyite Barack Obama, the Democratic Party has degenerated from liberalism to progressivism.  It has not been pretty.  A focus on preferential treatment for blacks has given way to a war on cops.  Caring about Hispanic Americans suddenly means America shouldn't have borders and should have sanctuary for rapists and killers — as long as they are here illegally.  Browbeating college kids by empowerring feminists and black activists with Title IX money has turned college campuses against freedom of thought and speech.  Women's issues have bizarrely turned into a war on masculinity.  Gay rights has morphed into men in women's bathrooms.  Pro-choice turned into third-trimester infanticide and lawsuits against the Little Sisters of the Poor.  Physical violence against Republicans is encouraged by President Obama and Clinton under the euphemism 'protest.'

Hillary Lost In The Rust Belt Because People Thought She Cared More About Bathrooms Than Jobs.  It's been shown time and again in poll after poll after poll that the economy and jobs, the bread and butter issues, are always tops.  All the other things came way after, but, these are the ones Democrats focus on, and, even when they do focus on jobs, they do it in a pandering fashion, while also talking about retraining for people who've lost their jobs due to Democratic Party policies.  The question is, does the Dem Party change? [...] Their unhinged Progressive base is what drives them, though, and they care more about things like forcing people to accept the gender confused in the showers, locker rooms, and bathrooms with Other People's daughters.

The Ellison Challenge.  Antisemitism, like hatred of police and Christians, is a necessary component of Democratic populism.  This is true first and foremost because they will need scapegoats to blame for all the bad things you can't solve by demonizing and silencing your political opponents.  Jews, and particularly the Jewish state, along with evangelical Christians and cops are the only groups that you are allowed to hate, discriminate against and scapegoat in the authoritarian PC universe.  From the party's initial post-election moves, it appears that the Democrats have decided to take the latter path.

The High-water Mark of Progressivism.  Attempts to persuade the renegade American public and its new leaders back into the progressive fold will not cease, but they will be largely futile because Americans have made it clear they do not want progressivism to dictate domestic and foreign policy.  Why was there a revolution at the voting booth?  The revolution happened because Americans have seen the wrecking ball that is progressivism in action for the last eight years (and counting).  The pendulum swung because citizens have watched as the leadership of the Democratic Party was gradually taken over by a bunch of fanatical extremists whose agenda was both morally and pragmatically repellent — completely divorced from the realities of human existence.

The Borking Bullies of the Left.  It was amusing to watch the actors lecture Pence on the founding "ideals" of the country even as they throw infantile tantrums about those supposedly antiquated principles.  When not performing in Hamilton, they are out marching against the electoral college, which Alexander Hamilton in part designed.  The "ideals" to which they refer originated, not in 1776, but more like 1966.  And they don't even rise to the level of ideals.  They amount to a totalitarianism in which "freedom" and "justice" possess no meaning apart from whatever liberals want at any given moment.  Under this willfulness, to take one of its more blatant manifestations, honest cops are treated like criminals while advocates for the criminal class, such as Al Sharpton, get to re-design police departments.  The prospect of that racket coming to a close has the Borking bullies of the left gearing up for a savage trashing of Sen. Jeff Sessions.

Professional Antagonist Keith Ellison Likely DNC Head.  In 2008 the DNC made a specific decision to go all-in with full throated radicalism and left-wing ideological moonbattery.  The social justice warriors took over the advocacy reins of the Democrat party.  Progressive purity was the litmus, climate and social justice was the cause celeb.  Obama was the vehicle, emotion drives the brand.  Two years later Democrats killed their own "blue dog" coalition (2010), and suffered the largest electoral defeat in the history of their party.  In 2011 they doubled down in Madison Wisconsin and waged a ground battle, they lost.  Occupy Wall Street (OWS) began smashing windows in Dem strongholds as a visible protest to their defeat.  In 2012 and 2014 the Democrat party loses only amplified across America as one-by-one state legislative houses collapsed under the weight of continual Democrat radicalism.

Disasters averted.  That Donald Trump won in spite of his many blunders, and in spite of the mainstream media machine acting as an integral part of Hillary Clinton's campaign, indicates the magnitude of the elite-class debacle.  Many disasters will be averted now.  The appointment of one, two, or even three Ruth Bader Sotomayor clones will not happen.  There will be no mass amnesty for the illegals.  The Clinton crime syndicate will no longer be able to operate with impunity, and its principals may face justice.  (After all, Hillary Clinton has said that Nelson Mandela was her role model, and he was elected president only after he had served 27 years in prison.)  There will be no second-generation Clinton dynasts.  There will be no more mass pardons of hardened criminals.  There will be no more bowing before Saudi royal kleptocrats, and no White House Iftar dinners with halal menus.  There will be no mass influx of Syrian "refugees."

The Democratic Party Establishment Is Finished.  The Democratic Party establishment has beclowned itself and is finished.  I think of the lawmakers, the consultants, the operatives, and — yes — the center-left media, and how everything said over the past few years leading up to this night was [deliberately misleading].

Virginia Dem Suggests 'ID Document' for Illegal Immigrants to Show They're 'Not Breaking Any Laws'.  Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) said he would support legislation to simplify the immigration visa system if both parties cannot come to an agreement on a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.  "Absolutely, as we make sure that people are properly vetted for Homeland Security purposes.  But, yeah, even the path to citizenship, there's much we can do before that — letting people get driver's licenses, making sure people are paying taxes — those aren't necessarily citizenship but it takes them out of the shadows, takes the families away from fear," he told PJM at the Virginia Democrats' election results event in the Beltway on Tuesday evening [1/8/2016].

All the Queen's Men.  [Scroll down]  What do the leading men in Hillary Clinton's campaign have in common?  Quite a lot:
  •   All support the sexual revolution's ascendency over religion, morality and religious liberty.
  •   All support the primacy of sex over either family or faith.
  •   All support the dominion of abortion over the dominion of life.  Put another way:  They all support a throwaway culture where human lives are expendable if found to be inconvenient, over a culture of unconditional love.
  •   All also support divorce over unconditional love which upholds the dignity of their current and former spouses.  Continued conquests in the sexual revolution are valued more highly than spouses.
  •   All support genderless, same-sex marriage as fully equal to conjugal, complementary marriage, which, whether wittingly or unwittingly serves as a mocking condemnation of the one true definition of marriage.  They just don't see marriage as a big deal.
  •   All support a decayed form of manhood that seeks sex without consequence, without commitment, with either women or men — and mostly with younger women and younger men.

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Progressives Want to Control Everything.  In the latest batch of Podesta Files 34, we have the Progressive-Globalist-Marxist plan for governance.  It's alarming if you are in any way a traditional American.  Email 56649 has a Powerpoint presentation of their complete takeover.  There will be no dissent under their governance, of that there is no question.  Check out this first slide of their plan to seize control of the media.  They want to control it all.  You can see where they are focusing their Marxist efforts on this map.  They are very well-organized and are continuing to grow and expand their networks of social justice warriors throughout the nation.

The Left and the Masses:  Part II.  One of the first things the left does is take away the right of other people to make their own choices.  For example, under current California law, Hispanic school children cannot be taught in Spanish if their parents want them taught in English.  Like parents in other immigrant groups before them, Hispanic parents tend to want their children to learn English, so that those children will have more opportunities when they become adults in an English-speaking country.  But the left in general, and Hispanic activists in particular, have fought against leaving Hispanic parents with that choice.  At the heart of the left's vision of the world — and of themselves — is that they know better what is good for other people.  This means that the left sees itself as having both a right and a duty to take away other people's options.

Alinsky's Rules + Cloward-Piven = Obama's Fundamental Change to Socialism
  [#1] Healthcare — Control healthcare and you control the people.
  [#2] Poverty — Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
  [#3] Debt — Increase the debt to an unsustainable level.  That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
  [#4] Gun Control — Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government.  That way you are able to create a police state.
  [#5] Welfare — Take control of every aspect of their lives.  (Food, Housing, and Income)
  [#6] Education — Take control of what people read and listen to us" take control of what children learn in school.
  [#7] Religion — Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.
  [#8] Class Warfare — Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor.  This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

The Experiment:  Capitalism vs Socialism.  [Scroll down]  By the time of reunification, productivity in East Germany was barely 70% of that in West Germany.  The West boasted large, vibrant industries and other highly productive sectors, while dirty antiquated factories and outmoded farming methods dominated the East.  Even staples like butter, eggs and chicken — abundant and affordable in West Germany — were twice as expensive in the eastern "workers' paradise."  Coffee was seven times more expensive, while gasoline and laundry detergent were more than 2½ times more expensive.  Luxury items, like automobiles and men's suits were twice as expensive, color televisions five times more costly.  About the only staple that was cheaper in East Germany were potatoes, which could be distilled into vodka, so that lower caste East Germans could commiserate better with their abundant Russian comrades.

Hillary the Abnormal.  While Trump is following in the footsteps of JFK and Ronald Reagan, Hillary is a fawning admirer of government by the politicians, for the politicians, and of the politicians.  Hillary is also the first presidential candidate to tell churches what they should or shouldn't believe in.  According to the Gospel of Hillary abortion is a sacrament.  She's all for forcing nuns who dedicate their lives to helping the poor to pay for abortions, and she's enthused about making five-year-old girls share the washroom with 40-year-old bearded men who say they think they're really women.  While most Americans who do support abortion support it only in cases of rape, or to protect the life of the mother and then only in the first trimester Hillary supports abortion up until the instant of birth for any reason.  Hillary is also quite comfortable with Planned Parenthood profiting by selling baby parts.

Green Pixie Dust Energy Policies.  [The Democratic Party Platform] supports impeding or rejecting oil and gas leasing, drilling, fracking and pipelines, as well as gas-fired power plants — while accelerating and incentivizing wind and solar installations and transmission lines.  It says America should "lead the fight against climate change," locally and globally.  Meanwhile, Mrs. Clinton has said she would stringently regulate hydraulic fracturing, banning oil and gas extraction from public lands is a "done deal," and her party is "going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business."  (But it will re-train miners and fund their pensions with taxes and red ink.)  In short, Democrats support a government mandated and regulated energy system that would require constant infusions of taxpayer and consumer subsidies via grants, loans, feed-in tariffs and crony-corporatist arrangements.  It will oppose fossil fuels that provide reliable, affordable energy [...]

California Could Let Felons Behind Bars Vote, Despite What the State Constitution Says.  California Gov. Jerry Brown is considering whether to sign a bill that would allow tens of thousands of incarcerated felons to vote, while continuing to deny the vote to others.  The Legislature sent a bill to Brown's desk that would restore voting rights to an estimated 50,000 convicted felons who are behind bars in county jails, but not to felons who are serving their sentence in prisons.

Tim Kaine's radical roots.  According to the media, Tim Kaine took a life transforming "mission" trip to Latin America in 1980. Conveniently left out of these stories, are the radical reality of the Cold War in Latin America and Tim Kaine's Soviet sympathizing mentors.  In fact, whatever Kaine's intentions, he more likely met Karl Marx than Jesus Christ while there.  Connect the dots with a little history, and an alarming picture emerges of Kaine's adventures with radicals and revolutionaries in 1980s Latin America.  Reports indicate that in Honduras, "Mr. Kaine embraced an interpretation of the gospel, known as liberation theology..."  This wasn't mainstream "Catholic thought" at the time.  It was a radical, Marxist-based ideology at odds with the Church, the pope, and the United States, but supportive of (and supported by) the Soviet Union.

Democrat VP Candidate Tim Kaine:  Confirmed — He's a Radical Leftist Gun-Banner.  In May 2000, Tim Kaine, then-mayor of Richmond, Va., used more than $6,000 in public funds to charter eight buses.  The buses were used to transport city residents from Richmond to the anti-gun, and inaccurately named, Million Mom March in Washington, D.C.  The Million Mom March was sponsored and organized by extremist gun control organization the Bell Campaign, which was later renamed the Million Mom March Foundation.  The Bell Campaign supported a litany of gun control measures, including gun rationing, a ban on the possession of commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms and their magazines, firearm owner licensing, and gun registration.  In regards to the right to keep and bear arms, the Bell Campaign contended, "The Second Amendment does not, and never did, protect the private ownership of guns for private purposes."

How to Be a Liberal.  It's easy to be an American liberal.  All that is required are hypocrisy and ignorance.  Ignorance is an absolute must, but especially ignorance of three things:  economics, human nature and all of recorded history.  One has to be truly economically illiterate to believe that high taxes encourages productivity, that union-imposed labor regulations don't dis-incentivize hiring, that energy regulations don't raise prices on the poor and working class.  Likewise, to be a liberal you must pretend that men and women are exactly alike in every respect and that communism produces the most happiness for the most people.

Why do Young People Support Socialism and Old People Don't?  Young people start working, or trying to anyway, and discover that it isn't always immediately gratifying.  Many among them, I suspect, through this initial effort are forced to cope with prolonged discouragement for the first time in their short lives.  If the resulting frustration has a tendency to incline them toward left-wing politics, and I find that quite credible, that would mean it is to the left-wing politician's advantage to make this experience more discouraging.  What evidence is there to suggest this is not the case?

Capitalism Works If Government Would Just Get Out of the Way!  The media, Hollywood, and even some of our fellow citizens bash "big pharma," big oil, or big retailers like Wal-Mart.  But in reality what do those "big" evil companies do?  They provide needed products and services at reasonable prices, and jobs, enabling our national economic engine, and our quality of life, to keep chugging along.  They have limited control over much of their expenses, but to be able to continue doing what they do, they achieve a modest profit to ensure their viability in future years, and allow us to have a job.  When politicians promise "free stuff" at the expense of taxpayers, they're doing nothing more than attempting bribery — they promise free stuff for our votes.  And it's not their free stuff.  It's stuff they promise to use governmental coercion to forcibly take from others, in order to redistribute to those they're bribing.

Sorry, Hillary:  Trump's policies are clearly better for blacks.  On everything from education to jobs to crime, Trump's policies offer a lifeline to people who have been losing ground for decades.  Hillary's policies will just exacerbate them.  And no amount of speeches will change that.  On education, Trump strongly supports school choice.  This would give inner-city blacks a way out of horribly performing public schools.  Clinton attacks charters and clearly opposes other forms of school choice, opting to protect teachers unions at the expense of students.  And who's harmed the most by illegal immigration?  Who's most likely to suffer unemployment or wage reductions due to the added competition?  Young, unskilled blacks and Hispanics.  The biggest beneficiaries?  Wealthy people who get to pay less for lawn care and housecleaning.  But crime is the immediate, life-and-death issue for so many blacks and Hispanics trapped in high-crime urban areas.  Too many come to physical harm, have their property stolen, or lose their jobs as businesses are driven from their neighborhoods.  Clinton seems more focused on helping criminals rather than their victims.

Something Has Gone Wrong.  Social justice, broadly defined, is the pursuit of human perfection.  You never hear social justice warriors promoting half measures.  Theirs is the pursuit of the perfect as they think things like crime, racism and immorality can be abolished.  They are not just seeking a perfect society.  They think they can make perfect people.  The absurd and dangerous habit of policing the space between people's ears with hate crimes and speech crimes in an obvious example.

The Scourge Of Racism In America.  One party views people as people as the individuals they are.  The other proudly states black people are incapable of obtaining free photo IDs.  One seeks to empower individuals to realize their potential and have a shot to raise themselves up as high as their ability, work-ethic and good fortune will take them The other views them as unable to open bank accounts and sees them a victims of payday loans and check cashing places.  One wants to free everyone from the soul-crushing death spiral of government dependence.  The other hears "food stamps" and thinks "black people" even though there are more white people receiving them.  One is the American spirit; the other is racist.

Manufactured Grievance:  You are right that the number of depressed and confused men driven to enter the ladies' room is practically zero as a percentage of American men (gay or straight), but that's not the point.  You are right that good studies show police are less likely to shoot and kill black men than other men, but those facts don't matter.  You are right that America is a good country, but again you don't get it.  The point is to elevate the perceived victimhood of all minorities through the girls' bathroom issue, of black Americans by making "all lives" a slur, of successful women by converting reasonable and humane abortion restrictions into a century-reversing threat to their livelihood.

Hillary's Big Economic Plan is an Embarrassing Display of Leftist Ignorance.  It was a powerful-sounding speech, promising to solve everyone's problems and the problems that had never occurred to them.  Jobs, lots of them, how? — Infrastructure!  Why is it always infrastructure?  If you remember, Obama was going to create all sorts of jobs in Infrastructure — "crumbling roads and bridges" — all sorts of promises of what they were going to do, and eventually Obama admitted that there didn't seem to actually be any "shovel-ready jobs." [...] Construction jobs are temporary.  That's why Obama said there weren't any "shovel-ready jobs."  We went through all this before, but Hillary wasn't paying attention, or else she doesn't care because it sounds good.

Communist Party Admits Infiltration & Takeover of Democratic Party!  [Scroll down]  In 2004, for example, the CPUSA platform included, among other elements, demands for "free" healthcare, unrestricted abortion, government-funded education from pre-kindergarten to college, more federal "job" programs for "minorities," more farm subsidies, a higher minimum wage, a ban on "discrimination" against homosexuals, international treaties to stop "global warming," and much more.  When compared with the Obama agenda that was unleashed upon America beginning in 2008 and that continues to be foisted on an outraged America today via lawless executive decrees — and funding from the GOP Congress — the parallels are impossible to deny.

Pope Francis and the Decline of the West.  Pope Francis made comments last week that reveal the most important single thing you need to know about the modern world:  The most dynamic religion of the last hundred years has been leftism.  Not Christianity, and not Islam, but leftism.  Leftism has taken over the world's leading educational institutions, the world's news media and the world's popular entertainment, and it has influenced Christianity (and Judaism) far more than Christianity (or Judaism) has influenced anything.

Communist Party Unites Behind Hillary.  The Communist Party USA may not control many actual votes, but what they lack in support is made up for in enthusiasm.  That passion was in full display with a seven-person team of "reporters" covering their national political convention last month.  And their convention was the Democratic National Convention that nominated Hillary Rodham Clinton as their undisputed candidate for president of the United States.

Full List of Hillary's Planned Tax Hikes.  [Scroll down]  Hillary's formally proposed $1 trillion net tax increase consists of the following:  [#1] Income Tax Increase — $350 Billion:  Clinton has proposed a $350 billion income tax hike in the form of a 28 percent cap on itemized deductions.  [#2] Business Tax Increase — $275 Billion:  Clinton has called for a tax hike of at least $275 billion through undefined business tax reform, as described in a Clinton campaign document.  [#3] "Fairness" Tax Increase — $400 Billion:  According to her published plan, Clinton has called for a tax increase of "between $400 and $500 billion" by "restoring basic fairness to our tax code."  These proposals include a "fair share surcharge," the taxing of carried interest capital gains as ordinary income, and a hike in the Death Tax.  But there are even more Clinton tax hike proposals not included in the tally above.  Her campaign has failed to release specific details for many of her proposals.  The true Clinton net tax hike figure is likely much higher than $1 trillion.

America's First Major Socialist Party Debuts in Philadelphia.  It's five minutes to midnight for Western Civilization.  Europe, in case you haven't noticed, is on the brink of going Islamic.  Twenty-five percent of French teenagers already are.  Mohammed has been the most popular baby name in the UK for some time.  And Ms. Merkel, despite the constant carnage in her country, is doubling down on Middle Eastern immigration.  Hillary Clinton intends to do the same thing here — in the name of human rights, naturally, when, needless to say, it's about votes.  Economically, if she passes even a third of her proposals, our country will be so far in debt we may never find a way out, ratifying all of Hayek's predictions as we all become slaves to a desperate state.

Stop Pretending Women Automatically Support Hillary.  A majority of American women disagree with Clinton's extreme position on abortion.  Her position, backed by the abortion lobby and Democratic platform, advocates for abortion on demand at any time — even moments before birth — in any facility conditions, paid for by taxpayer dollars yet unaudited by the government.  There are women who disagree with her foreign policy:  giving up on our ambassador and men protecting him in Benghazi matters.  It matters a lot.  The rise of ISIS and the Iran debacle also matter a lot — especially when Catholic priests are getting their heads cut off during morning Mass in France and terrorist attacks are on the rise. [...] Many women disagree with Clinton's economic policies.  Attacking the rich and leveling the playing field for businesses creates an environment where only certain big banks and big companies can succeed, a disincentive for success.

Philadelphia: The Dems' Balkanized Vision Of America.  [Scroll down]  But, for the most part, while they talked about being "united," the Democrats ironically presented a vision of a Balkanized America — an America of ever-proliferating interest groups, races, ethnicities, religions, disabilities and sexual "identities", whose particular "interests" have to be accommodated, no matter what they might be.  No dispute.  That's what Big Government is for.  And they made clear:  "United Together" doesn't really mean everyone.  Those who have been successful — CEOs, investors, and others who have created millions and millions of jobs for, yes, American families and helped provide the highest standard of living on Earth — are plainly not part of the "united together" vision.

ISIS Ignored:  Moral Sickness at the Democratic Convention.  The real story from day one at the Democratic National Convention is that in sixty-one speeches never once did these so-called "liberals" mention terrorism. [...] Why?  The answer is simple:  It doesn't play well for them.  They're scared it plays better for the Republicans and Donald Trump.  So they don't mention it.  Also, it doesn't fit with their morally narcissistic narrative that all religions are equal.

Democratic delegate admits 'gun control' is code for wanting to ban all guns.  A new video by Project Veritas shows Mary Bayer, a former Democratic delegate admitting that the term "gun control" is just code for repealing the Second Ammendment and banning guns.  When asked by an undercover reporter if she was in favour of banning guns, Bayer replied in the affirmative.  "I'm totally against them, and my husband is against guns.  My husband is now a registered Democrat."

Clinton Trying To Run Away From "The Sanders Manifesto".  Hillary Clinton can try to run and hide from the radical ideas proposed in the democrat Platform, but her policies proposals confirm her full embrace of the "The Sanders Manifesto," which declares war on small business and threatens millions jobs across the country.  Last night [7/19/2016], in an interview with CBS's Charlie Rose, Clinton ridiculously claimed that her policies and the policies of her Party had not shifted to the left, even though Socialist Bernie Sanders called the democrat Platform "the most progressive platform ever."  Clinton's laughable argument that the democrat Party is the party of the "center-left" couldn't be more untrue.  [Video clip]

Palestinian flag waved at Democratic National Convention.  One of the consequences of the leftward swing within the Democratic party has been a renewed questioning of its support for Israel.  Support for the Jewish state has traditionally been a bipartisan issue in the US but Sanders had been associated with some anti-Israel sentiments, in spite of his being Jewish.  He called for a "more balanced" Middle East policy, and greatly exaggerated the Palestinian death toll in operation Protective Edge.  He even employed a "Jewish Outreach" staffer who made vehemently anti-Israel statement on the internet, ultimately suspending her.  The Sanders campaign has thus become associated with a new, more extremely "progressive" wing of the Democratic party, and that wing reared its head at the DNC yesterday [7/25/2016].

Tim Kaine Addresses Crowd in Spanish, Promises Amnesty Plan 'In the First 100 Days' in Office.  Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) was officially announced as Hillary Clinton's running mate in Miami this afternoon as she introduced him as a "progressive who likes to get things done."  "Hey, guys.  Thank you!" he said as he took the podium, before immediately launching into a message in Spanish.

Open Borders:  Democrats Build Massive Four-Mile Long Fence Around Their Convention.  Just as Hillary proved that laws are for the little people and that guns should be reserved only to protect Democrat elites, it turns out that security walls are also for your betters.

DNC Turns Women's Restroom into 'All-Gender' Bathroom.  The Democratic National Convention has turned a women's restroom into an "all-gender" bathroom at the Wells Fargo Arena.  The all-gender bathroom is one of the ways the DNC is infusing its party platform into the arena accommodations.  The arena also has a "gluten-free zone" and garbage cans are categorized by landfill, recycling, and compost.  A DNC volunteer told the Washington Free Beacon that there is only one all-gender restroom to accommodate transgender individuals.  The change leaves female convention goers with one fewer bathroom than male attendees.

Should the Postal Service Handle Your Loans as Well as Your Mail?  Elizabeth Warren Thinks So.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is inching closer to eliminating private payday lending with restrictive new rules and, some advocates hope, paving the way for the U.S. Postal Service to take over these banking services.  The agency's liberal supporters, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., long have wanted to replace the payday lending industry with a government-run alternative.  Now, they are pushing to include language in the Democratic Party platform to add banking to the line of services provided by the U.S. Postal Service.  The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act granted authority to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to regulate and restrict short-term credit providers and payday lenders.

Discrimination and sexism on the part of the Democrats:
DNC Forces Replacement of 2 Delegates Because They Were Men, Complaint Says.  Here's a little political/legal story not getting much attention.  It's definitely interesting.  A complaint alleges two Vermont DNC delegates (who are Bernie supporters, no less) say they were replaced and can no longer attend the Democratic National Convention because the DNC was trying to achieve "gender balance."  Ken Dean and State Sen. Tim Ashe were reportedly elected to be delegates in June.  In an effort to make the Vermont delegation balanced (13 men and 13 woman [sic]), the Democratic National Party ordered them replaced.

House Democrats' Plan to Secure Nation Is Less Than Two Pages Long.  House Democratic leaders unveiled a national security agenda that is less than two pages in length and prioritizes combatting online radicalization and restricting gun sales.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D., Md.), and other leading Democrats unveiled the agenda for a "stronger America" at a Thursday [7/14/2016] news conference on Capitol Hill.  The three-pronged agenda focuses on securing the nation, its future, and its democracy.  The white papers outlining each target area are roughly one-and-a-half pages long.

Black Bishop Calls For All Christians To Leave Democratic Party.  Bishop Earl Walker Jackson Sr. (E.W. Jackson) has issued a plea for all Christians to leave the Democratic Party. [...] In his plea for Christians to make an exodus from the Democratic Party, Jackson refers to the Party as cult-like and cites the following reasons for his statement and actions:
  •   Pro-abortion
  •   Rejection of biblical family model and values
  •   Open hostility to anyone who expresses their Christian values including Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-A and Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas
  •   Actions taken against cities and towns for displaying crosses at memorials
  •   Actions taken against anyone who invokes the name of Jesus during prayers at official events

Democrats Finalize Exceptionally Progressive Party Platform.  The document — a formal declaration of the party's positions — includes language on breaking up "too-big-to fail" banks; reinstating a new version of the Glass-Steagall Act, which required that commercial banking and securities activities be separated; abolishing the death penalty; and fighting for a Constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's ruling in the Citizen's United case, which barred the government from restricting political spending by nonprofit corporations.

Democrats call for 'pathway' to marijuana legalization.  The Democratic Party endorsed a "reasoned pathway to future legalization" of marijuana and called for the drug to be downgraded in the Controlled Substances Act, in a tense and unexpected victory for supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders.  Going into the platform committee meeting, Sanders's campaign had no new language about marijuana.  The senator from Vermont had favored state-to-state legalization efforts, and the language approved by the drafting committee called for "policies that will allow more research on marijuana, as well as reforming our laws to allow legal marijuana businesses to exist without uncertainty."

Why The Left Always Talks Gun Control.  A terrorist goes into a nightclub in Orlando and kills dozens.  The President rushes out to make sure everyone knows it is a hate crime and we must have gun control.  In Dallas, a man guns down police officers and the President rushes out and will not call it a hate crime, but declares we must have gun control.  In addition to admitting he classifies hate crimes based on the victim's class, not the intent of the killer, the President admits he has no ideas but gun control.  Like the solution always being the same whether the left believes we are in global cooling or global warming, the solution to every terrible act in America is gun control.

Dem Platform Follies.  On Friday, the Democratic Party unveiled its 2016 national platform, promising to put "a middle-class life within the reach of more Americans."  Unfortunately, the party's proposals will do the opposite.  They will slow economic growth, prevent millions of people from advancing up the economic ladder and hold back their children, too. [...] The democrats' platform doubles down on the same misguided policies:  over-taxation, lax immigration standards and slavish protection of the public school monopoly.  The democrats' tax platform is an ignorant, anti-business rant.

The Stupidity of the Left.  [Scroll down]  The pabulum of global warming is accepted as easily as Soviet scientists accepted the idiocy of Lysenko.  The same predictable "solutions" are offered for every single problem:  more "investment" on education and infrastructure, stronger gun control laws, more draconian environmental regulations, more "diversity," and more of everything that has never worked in America anywhere and anytime it has been tried.

It Ain't About Guns:  Democrats Super-Excited About Killing Off Your Due Process Rights.  The latest efforts to enact gun-control by Democrats in congress are either strictly symbolic, since they would not have stopped the San Bernadino or the Orlando Islamic extremists, or a Trojan horse to abolish the 2nd Amendment.  Their proposal is to deny 2nd Amendment rights to anyone on the Transportation Safety Administration's (TSA) "no-fly list."  The murderers in San Bernadino and Orlando were not on the no-fly list, so even if such a law were in place, those acts of domestic terrorism would not have been prevented.  So from that standpoint, such legislation would be mostly symbolic, and solve little to nothing.  It is much more likely, however, that the legislation is a Trojan horse to literally abolish 2nd Amendment rights of all, or more likely, select citizens.

Dem Platform Embraces Climate Change.  Are you now or have you ever been a climate change denier?  That might be a question asked at a hearing by Congressional Democrats should they control the next Congress.  A platform plank being proposes [sic] criminalizes true scientific inquiry in favor of climate orthodoxy and seeks to threaten climate heretics with the full weight of government. [...] The goal is to use climate change as a means to increase government power over every aspect of our lives, what we make, how we make it, what energy we use, what cars we drive, even what food we eat.

The Embrace of Socialism — Despite Its Track Record.  One of life's enduring mysteries is why the left — against overwhelming evidence to the contrary — insists on more taxation, more government spending and more government control over the private sector.  Europe's socialism has, over the last several decades, generated few private sector jobs and lags in growth when compared to the United States with its comparatively lighter hand of government.  What does it take to show that, good intentions aside, government bureaucrats cannot spend money as efficiently and as effectively as the people who produce the money?  The most recent example is Venezuela.  Hugo Chavez's handpicked successor now presides over a country with food lines and soaring inflation, all directly attributable to the pursuit of a socialist paradise where a benevolent and enlightened government redistributes wealth from the greedy few to the entitled many.  It ... does ... not ... work.

Democrat Party Goes Full Radical Nutjob:  "Most Progressive Platform Our Party Has Ever Seen".  There are many dangerous proposals in the Democratic Party's platform that should raise concern:
  •   A $15 minimum wage, including one for tipped workers, will force businesses to slash jobs, shift to automation, and put companies out of business
  •   Burdensome regulations will make companies subservient to the government and prevent them from expanding.
  •   Massive new spending on government programs that won't be paid for and will substantially increase the national debt.
In addition, Sanders allies proposed some costly ideas that were just a vote away from becoming part of the platform and will no doubt be under consideration in a Democratic administration.

Back to Mencken's America.  Today America looks very different from the America of Mencken and Nock's era, but the similarities are hard to ignore.  Liberal elites have decided that if you have a problem with men using women's bathrooms, you're not just wrong, you're a bigot.  A registered Democrat murdered 49 Americans at a gay nightclub, in the name of the Islamic State, and the smart set insists that conservative Christians are somehow to blame.  The zeal of Prohibition has multiplied like a cancer cell with reformers wanting to ban everything they don't like:  vaping, free speech, coal, Uber, refusal to bake cakes for gay weddings, and, if they could, guns.

What's really behind the ongoing push for gun control?  The gun grabbers tell you they want more gun control in order to keep you safe.  But that is the Big Lie.  If they really wanted to limit guns used most to murder people they'd target handguns, which are used in almost half of all homicides.  Of 8,124 murders using a firearm in 2014, handguns were used 5,562 times.  Rifles were used to murder someone only 248 times.  And the dreaded "assault weapon" the politicians make such a kerfuffle over is a subset of rifles, so the number of people killed by those is much lower.  That is evidence the government assault on so-called "assault rifles" is just a show designed to confuse, deflect and cause conflict and a means to begin the incremental steps to a complete gun ban.

Red Democrats:  Meet the Communists and Socialists on the Dems Platform Drafting Committee.  Several communists and radical anti-American socialists now serve on the influential Democratic Party Platform Drafting Committee.  None of them covertly infiltrated their way onto this important body.  All were appointed at the request of Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton or at the discretion of DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.  Many of those appointed have been involved with Democratic Socialists of America, which despite its name is a communist group based on the theories of Italian Communist party theoretician Antonio Gramsci — an advocate of revolution through infiltration.  Others come from more traditionally communist groups.

Democrat Platform Super Enthused To Prosecute Climate Skeptics.  In other words, this is all politically motivated, pushed by people who won't give up their own use of fossil fuels, often refuse to give up the fossil fuels companies donations, and surely have fossil fuels in their own portfolios.  They're excited to use the power of Government to intimidate, harass, and prosecute people and companies for daring to have Wrongthink.  And that's what this is, because the investigations have been fishing expeditions based on nothing more than supposition.  There has to be some bit of proof that there was actual fraud, not a difference of opinion.

Democrats force Hillary Clinton's hand on prosecution of climate skeptics.  The debate over prosecuting climate change "fraud" has landed squarely in the lap of Hillary Clinton, who must now decide whether the Democratic Party platform will include a resolution urging the Justice Department to pursue climate dissent.  So far it doesn't look good for climate skeptics.  The 15-member Democratic Platform Drafting Committee approved Friday [6/24/2016] a statement calling for a Justice Department investigation into "alleged corporate fraud on the part of fossil fuel companies who have reportedly misled shareholders and the public on the scientific reality of climate change."

Also posted under Silencing the Global Warming Skeptics.

Dem Party Platform Calls For Prosecuting Global Warming Skeptics.  Democratic operatives responsible for creating their party's platform this year have unanimously adopted a provision calling for the Department of Justice to investigate companies who disagree with Democrats on global warming science.  A panel of Democrats voted Friday to approve a final draft of the party's platform to promote "Progressive Democratic Values," which apparently includes investigating energy companies who "misled" shareholders about global warming.

Democratic Platform Calls For Taxpayer-Funded Abortions.  Unlike any previous major party platform, the final draft of the 2016 Democratic platform explicitly calls for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion except in cases of rape, incest and the life of the mother.  A press release from the Democratic Party on Saturday [6/25/2016] proudly announced, "The platform goes further than previous Democratic platforms on women's reproductive rights.  It champions Planned Parenthood health centers and commits to push back on all Republican efforts to defund it."

Hillary: I'll Fix Obama's Lousy Economy By Applying More Of His Failed Policies.  If you want to know how bankrupt the Democratic Party is today of pro-growth ideas, check out Hillary Clinton's latest speech on the economy.  She has absolutely nothing new to offer that President Obama hasn't already tried.

After Trying to Kill 1st, Democrats Move on to 2nd and 5th Amendments.  In September of 2014, Senate Democrats voted to repeal the First Amendment.  They were enraged by a Supreme Court decision holding that ordinary constitutional protections for free speech prohibited the government from punishing political activists who had shown a film critical of Hillary Rodham Clinton in the run-up to the 2008 presidential election.  This was a straightforward case of classical political speech — critics of Mrs. Clinton arguing that she'd make a poor president and distributing a film making that case — and Democrats, including every single Democrat in the Senate, insisted that that isn't what the First Amendment is intended to protect.  They started at the beginning, and are making their way down the Bill of Rights, with the Second Amendment and the Fifth Amendment.

The Illogical As The Most Logical.  [Scroll down]  The danger of all of these illogical conclusions of the left, it that all of us will have to pay the price for their sacred cows.  It is our money that is being used to subsidize these green energy frauds; it is our freedom that is being sacrificed to turn a blind eye to violent, radical Islamic terrorists; it is our privacy that is being destroyed to satisfy the DHS, who have been unable to stop these terrorist acts, the only purpose they have for existing at all (at least that was their mandate). But, in the leftist mind, it is not the fault of government, but that government has not yet been able to fully implement their absolute destruction of the conservative.  When that finally comes to pass, through social ostracization, imprisonment, denial of self-defense and the burning of the churches, the world will be as it should.

Why Liberals Support Muslims Who Hate Everything They Stand For.  At first glance, the liberal approach to Islam makes no sense whatsoever.  Liberalism is generally hostile to Christianity and it particularly seems to dislike anyone who has strong religious convictions that conflict with liberalism.  This describes every devout Muslim on the planet.  Liberals go on and on endlessly about a war on women and Islam treats women like garbage.  In many parts of the Islamic world, women are forced to wear burkas or veils, are given clitoridectomies to take the pleasure out of sex for them, can't leave the house or drive without a male relative and may be raped or beaten with impunity.  Libs obsess endlessly about gun violence and constantly trash our troops when they accidentally kill civilians.  In a large minority of the Islamic world (and a majority in many more fundamentalist countries), innocent women and children are considered fair game and terrorists who murder them in large numbers in places like the Palestinian territories are considered to be heroes.

Why do Jews and Asians support Dems so strongly?  Tevi Troy and Lanhee Chen tackle "the mystery of Jewish and Asian-American Democratic loyalty."  The existence of such loyalty is beyond dispute.  The authors remind us that among Jews, Barack Obama's support was 78 percent in 2008 and 70 percent in 2012.  As for Asian-Americans, their support of Obama grew from 62 percent in 2008 to 73 percent four years later.  The extent of this loyalty is mysterious because, as the authors point out, socioeconomic factors might suggest greater support for conservative causes and candidates, as well as "wariness of Democrats who seem to regard success as shameful and higher taxes as a cure-all."  25 percent of Jewish households in the U.S. have annual incomes over $150,000, according to a 2013 Pew Research Center survey, compared with only 8 percent of American households generally.  And the Asian-American median household income of $72,689 is about $20,000 higher than the U.S. average, according to U.S Census Bureau data.

6 Things To Know About Tying Gun Sales To A Watch List.  [#6] It is no vice to want to respond forcefully to terrorist attacks.  But in this case the response looks exactly like the Democrats' last call for gun control.  In the months since they last pushed this legislation, the Democrats have not granted even for a second that the due process concerns that defeated it last time are reasonable.  This strongly suggests that the Democrats do not have the due process rights of Americans in mind in this legislation.  One can reasonably wonder why the Democrats' response to terrorism seems to set its sights on something other than terrorism.

The American Left is Beneath Contempt.  The United States has just experienced the worst terrorist attack on its shores since September 11, 2001.  Forty-nine innocent fellow Americans were wantonly slaughtered by a radicalized Muslim, and traitor, who had pledged his allegiance to a foreign entity, ISIS, whose declared objective is the reinstitution of the Islamic Caliphate and the butchery of western infidels.  These victims were murdered primarily because they were in a gay night club, thus subject to summary execution under Sharia Law, and secondly because they were Americans.  Yet, today nearly all of the voices from the Left, and their front group, the Democratic Party, choose not to focus on the victims, the terrorist or the blood stained failure of their approach in dealing with radical Islam.  Instead they are using this tragedy to unabashedly pursue one of their primary ideological objectives:  the de facto repeal of the Second Amendment.

DNC Platform Witness:  Raising Taxes by 80% Won't Impact Economic Growth.  A witness appearing before the Democratic National Committee's Platform Committee on Thursday [6/9/2016] said that raising taxes by 80 percent would not impact economic growth.  Heather Boushey, the chief economist and executive director of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, said that raising taxes to nearly twice the current level on some would not hurt America's economic growth according to a paper by a colleague of hers.  "And let me end this by noting Emmanuel Saez, one of the nation's foremost tax experts, is on my steering committee and he did a paper with a couple of his colleagues a few years ago, really documenting that we could, and get this, hold onto your seats, raise taxes at the top by upwards of 80 percent and not have any negative effect on economic growth," Boushey said.

DNC Platform Committee Member Says Nobody 'Should Have A Gun'.  A member of the Democratic National Committee's 15-person platform drafting committee said during a public meeting on Wednesday that she does not believe that "anyone should have a gun."  Bonnie Schaefer, a former retail executive and a progressive philanthropist, said that more should be done to combat gun violence in addition to "just keeping the guns out of the hands of mentally ill people and criminals."  "I really don't personally think anyone should have a gun," she said.  "That's just my own philosophy.  Nothing is ever solved when you have a gun in your hand except the worst possible scenario."

Hey Bernie, I left Venezuela's socialism behind for a reason.  Socialism has been the defining theme of the Democratic contest.  Bernie Sanders, a self-described "Democratic Socialist," has come closer to toppling Hillary Clinton than most people thought possible.  College students and recent graduates in particular have flocked to his message of a government controlled and directed economy and a cradle-to-grave welfare state.  Although he will likely fall short, Sanders' success has nonetheless pulled both Clinton and the entire Democratic Party to the left, giving socialism a mainstream pedigree that will undoubtedly affect future elections.

Hillary Tells Univision Instead Of Wall, She Will Build Bridge.  Looks like Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is betting the farm that America's voters are with her in her position against building a secure wall along the United States' border with Mexico.  When asked by Univision correspondent Luis Megid about how she plans to secure the country's border, Clinton said that instead of "building walls ... we should be building bridges."

Hey, Sanders Supporters — All Roads Lead To Venezuela.  When socialist Hugo Chavez became president of Venezuela after the 1998 election, he promised a path he described as "revolutionary," the same word Bernie Sanders uses for his "movement" to fight "income inequality."  Useful American idiots like actors Sean Penn and Danny Glover, who got rich making movies for capitalist Hollywood, sang Chavez's praises.  Penn described him as "one of the most important forces we have had on this planet."

Clinton Releases Plan to Dissolve U.S. Border Within 100 Days.  Professional Republicans in the #NeverTrump movement continue to oppose the presumptive nominee selected by the GOP electorate and are now floating strategies to throw the election to Hillary Clinton.  However, an examination of Clinton's campaign promises reveals that Republicans who are willing to thwart Trump in favor of Clinton will be complicit in electing a President who would seek to bring about the complete and, possibly irreversible, dissolution of our nation's borders.

Clinton Plans to Dissolve U.S. Border Within 100 Days of Taking Presidency.  A review of Clinton's stated positions on the issue suggests she is perhaps the most extreme candidate on immigration ever to run for the office of the U.S. Presidency.  Her views place her even further outside the mainstream of the American electorate than President Barack Obama, who systematically dismantled U.S. immigration law during his two terms in office.

Colorado, Single-Payer, and the Definition of Insanity.  Despite the uniform record of failure racked up by single-payer health care systems everywhere they have been imposed, the advocates of Amendment 69 believe the results will be different in the Centennial State.  Thus, they contrived late last year to add a question to this November's ballot asking their fellow Coloradans to approve an amendment to the state constitution permitting them to demonstrate yet again that single-payer doesn't work.

Kristol's Betrayal Gets Serious.  Obama's most consequential domestic legislation is the Affordable Care Act, which he had no part in writing.  It was the work of left-wing think tanks and the congressional Democrats.  So it will be with Trump, which is why all the blather about his vagueness or impracticality on policy issues is beside the point.  Will he build a wall the length of the Mexican border?  Probably not.  But will he secure the border?  Probably so.  Will a Democrat — whether Hillary, Bernie, or Joe Biden — secure our borders and stop the flow of illegal immigrants, criminals, and terrorists?  Certainly not.  In addition to their decades-long war for amnesties and open boarders, Democrats are responsible for the more than 350 "Sanctuary Cities" that openly defy federal law and provide safe havens for those same illegal immigrants, criminals, and terrorists.  Open borders, Sanctuary Cities, importing unvetted Muslim refugees from the Middle East are but the tip of the iceberg in assessing the threat that the Democratic Party and its candidate (whoever it is) pose to America's national security.

Sanders names Cornel West, Keith Ellison to DNC platform committee.  Top Bernie Sanders supporters Dr. Cornel West and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) will be among those on the Democratic Party's important Platform Drafting Committee after the Vermont senator won a key concession as he looks to leave his mark on the party's platform. [...] Along with West and Ellison, Sanders supporters on the committee are author Bill McKibben, Arab American Institute head James Zogby and Native American activist Deborah Parker.

Progressive Boot Camp.  [Scroll down]  Everything the Progressives do has a purpose, and usually not the one that is stated by them.  Gay marriage, for instance, or transgendered bathrooms, or Black Lives Matter uprisings, have little to do with fairness for homosexuals and everything to do with breaking down the dominant culture.  It recruits a certain number of children or young people and turns them into social justice warriors, telling them they are fighting for freedom and justice.  Those who won't joint the campaigns are seen as the enemy, and are forced into silence through shaming, through bullying, through acts of aggression.  You are taught that everything you were was weak and pathetic, oppressive and, well, wrong or even evil.

What the restroom war is really about.  So why have liberals chosen to force the issue of "transgender" rights down our throats and trigger another (and possibly) losing fight over loo access?  The answer is not only that liberals are drawn to the issue like salmon to their home stream, but that they're afraid to leave it be.  But not for the reason you think.  Indeed, they couldn't care less about the hurt feelings of the sexually confused.  What they're targeting is the mindset of those men who aren't at all confused.  After all, you have to remember that their goal has always been a state of being that doesn't admit any identity for oneself other than that provided by the government.

Thank You, Bernie Sanders, For Exposing The True Cost of Socialized Medicine.  For decades the left has been pushing "single payer" health care without ever coming clean about how much it would cost.  Now, thanks to Bernie Sanders, we have our answer.  And the price tag is mind-boggling.  Sanders' plan would eliminate private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and ObamaCare in favor of a single, government-run program, which he calls "Medicare for all."  There'd be no out-of-pocket costs for health care and long-term care.  When he released his plan, Sanders claimed it would cost about $14 trillion over 10 years.  But not to worry, he said, since it would be fully paid for by the rich, and the middle class, and the working class, who would all see their taxes go up.

With Gender Bender Bathrooms, Liberals Jump the Shark.  The culture of the People of the Creative Self has two strains.  On the one hand is the absolute right to be creative and challenge the status quo; that is what they demand for themselves.  But creatives also advocate for the People of the Subordinate Self using the politics of rights.  Hillary Clinton said it the other day:  "we're going to defend our rights — civil rights, voting rights, workers' rights, women's rights, LGBT rights, and rights for people with disabilities."  Because we're all helpless subordinate victims.  Rights talk has turned out to be political gold for liberals, so why not combine the right to be creative with the rights of helpless victims?  You demand your right to be edgy and out there with the demand to be cosseted as a helpless victim in your safe space.

Forget Denmark, Venezuela is the Real Culmination of Bernie's Socialist Dreams.  Last month Nicolas Maduro, [Hugo] Chavez's hand-picked successor, praised [Bernie] Sanders as "an emerging candidate with a renovating and revolutionary message."  And why not?  In addition to oil deals, Sanders and the Bolivarian regime in Caracas have much in common.  Venezuela has people waiting for hours to buy strictly rationed quantities of basic foodstuffs, and the Vermont senator loves him some bread lines.

Clinton: I Want To 'Go Further' Left Than Obama On A Number Of Issues.  During an MSNBC town hall on Monday evening [4/25/2016], Hillary Clinton praised President Obama's accomplishments on a number of policy issues, including the economy, but said she wanted to "go further" on other issues. [...] Among the items she named as wanting to "make a big, big push on," included equal pay for women (despite the fact that the Clinton Foundation pays female executives less than their male counterparts), early childhood education, affordable college and deb-free tuition, the Affordable Care Act, mental health, criminal justice reform, and — you guessed it — gun control.

Hillary's Soda Tax Endorsement Violates Middle Class Tax Pledge.  Clinton was speaking in Philadelphia on Wednesday [4/20/2016] when she said the following:  "I'm very supportive of the mayor's proposal to tax soda to get universal preschool for kids.  I mean, we need universal preschool, and if that's a way to do it, that's how we should do it.  Clinton used preschool as an excuse for her soda tax endorsement, and the threat to soda and pop drinkers nationwide is clear:  Clinton's official campaign plan calls for universal preschool for the entire country.

Bernie Sanders' 'War' On Climate Change Would Sharply Boost CO2 Emissions.  A key plank of Sanders's energy plan is to stop renewing licenses for any nuclear power plants — which currently provide one-fifth of the nation's electricity and emit zero CO2 — effectively killing them off over time.  Sanders would also ban fracking, which is singularly responsible for the dramatic increase in natural gas production, which in turn lowered prices and caused power plants to switch en masse from high-carbon coal to low-carbon gas.  Just in the past seven years, coal's share of electricity production dropped from 48% to 33%, while natural gas shot up from 20% to 33%.

Bernie Sanders asks if Wall Street is necessary.  Bernie Sanders wants to break up big Wall Street banks.  On Monday — mere hours before the decisive New York primary — he went a step further and questioned whether Wall Street is necessary to grow the economy.

Hillary promises a trillion dollars in new taxes if elected.  Not to be outdone by Bernie Sanders in promising free stuff to voters, Hillary Clinton is promising to raise taxes by an astounding trillion dollars a year.  Taking that kind money out of the economy and putting it into the hands of government bureaucrats will tank the economy.  But of course, with so many members of the voting pubic not paying income taxes, this may actually be an attractive proposition to them.

Bernie Promises Free College But Not A Free Diploma.  Why Not?  I wonder if liberals are too dumb to see that the free college education they're being promised will soon result in their being able to find employed only at one of the fifteen dollar an hour jobs Bernie is also promising.  But there will be very few of even those base-pay jobs if the minimum wage law becomes a reality, because businesses will shut down when they have to pay their newest, probably temporary and least skilled employees the same wage as someone who has worked for them for several years.  This liberal/socialist idiocy must stop.  Businesses cannot afford the goodies that Democrats are promising, and it must come to a halt before the nation plunges into a full depression.

Progressives are implementing lopsided equity.  [Scroll down]  In the name of thoughtfulness toward minorities, fear of offending some overly sensitive protected class has bestowed upon cultural diversity a power that has usurped the constitutional right to free expression.  And that's not the worst of it.  Religious freedom is eroding as Islam is given deference over the nation's foundational Judeo-Christian tenets.  The reality of that forfeiture intensifies when taxpayers, who are largely pro-life, are forced to fund abortion on demand, and Christian bakers and photographers pay penalties for refusing to provide wedding services to same-sex couples.  Let's not forget that these are the same progressives who manipulate thought and opinion by elevating illegals to immigrant status, and doing so while referring to living human beings, growing within the womb as clumps of cells.  These misleading actions, words, and ideas are how the marginal have managed to gain despotic dominance over the majority.

Sanders Says He'll Apologize For Slavery.  He Should Start By Apologizing For Socialism.  [Scroll down]  Sanders thinks he has a shot at the nomination if he can just pry enough black support away from Hillary.  So he'll say anything, including imputing pro-slavery motivations to his opponents.  In reality, of course, the president apologizing for slavery 150 years after its conclusion only exacerbates racial tensions by reinforcing the notion that America is irredeemably racist; Sanders' protestations that he wants to "wipe the slate clean" are nonsense.  Teaching yet another generation of young black people that America was born in sin and raised in evil and bears a stain that will never be washed away — all of that will do nothing to empower individuals to take responsibility for their own lives.  But Sanders doesn't want individuals taking responsibility for their own lives.  It's government's job to take responsibility for everybody's life — to seize from them their property and their labor for its own ends.  Which, come to think of it, sounds a lot more like involuntary servitude than freedom.

Sanders: 'Yes' I'd apologize for slavery and I'd make reparations by investing in low-income communities.  Bernie Sanders committed tonight to formally apologizing for slavery on behalf of the United States if he becomes president.  Sanders told heavily black audience that Tindley Temple United Methodist Church, 'There's nothing that anybody can do to undo the deaths and misery, how many people we don't even know who died on the way over here in the ships.'  But the United States has to make an attempt to 'wipe the slate clean' by acknowledging the truth, he said after an audience member asked him point blank if he'd offer a presidential-level apology and he said, 'Yes.'

Obama Criticizes Difficulty of Voting in U.S.: 'Australia Has Got Mandatory Voting'.  Speaking at the University of Chicago Law School yesterday [4/7/2016], President Barack Obama criticized what he described as the difficulty of voting in the United States of America.  "We really are the only advanced democracy on Earth that systematically and purposely makes it really hard for people to vote," he said.  "Maybe the single biggest change that we could make in our political process that would reduce some of the polarization, make people feel more invested, restore integrity to the system, would be just make sure everybody is voting," said Obama.  "Australia has got mandatory voting.  You start getting 70-80 percent voting rates, that's transformative."

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The president is lying when he says this country intentionally makes it difficult to vote.  Compulsory voting will not "make people feel more invested" any more than jury duty does.  Most Americans see jury duty as a chore, despite the government's efforts to make it look like a great honor (in the propaganda film shown to the jury pool when they arrive).  Nor is there any reason to believe that mandatory voting would "restore integrity to the system."  The Democrats could "restore integrity to the system" by supporting Voter-ID laws that keep dead people from voting, and by prosecuting voter fraud more vigorously.  Barack H. Obama, a/k/a Barry Soetoro, hates this country and wants to change it into something it has never been.  I want this country to be led by a President who will preserve and defend the Constitution, as well as our cultural traditions, and make America what it was before the Left ruined it.  We don't need laws that are "transformative."  If anything, we need fewer laws on the books and less transformation.

The New Red Scare.  Bernie Sanders has made socialism reputable in America. [...] What the independent senator from Vermont has done is to further popularize and legitimize the S-word.  Conservatives and libertarians are dismayed by the growing support for an ideology they thought had been consigned to the ash heap of history.

Obama's Tax-And-Spend Budget Would Add $7.5 Trillion To Debt, CBO Report Shows.  President Obama's first budget as president declared that he was ushering in a "new era of responsibility."  His last budget as president shows that he's presided over an era of unprecedented fiscal irresponsibility.  That at least, is what the Congressional Budget Office's independent analysis of Obama's budget shows.  According to the CBO, Obama's budget would, if implemented, boost taxes by $2.8 trillion and increase spending by $401 billion over the next 10 years.  While it would trim 10-year deficits somewhat, annual deficits would climb every year after 2018, from $383 billion that year to nearly $1 trillion by 2026.

America is Still Great. Keep It That Way — Vote Smart.  The hysteria about Donald Trump's success as a presidential candidate only confirms the fact that the media and the establishment that promoted him are ignorant of history.  If there are riots to come then they will come from the Democrats who've crossed over to Trump in despair at their own pitiful candidates.  Conservatives don't riot.  They may sulk but they don't riot.  They were not there in 1968 at the Democrat convention.  Conservatives don't have progressive terrorists like Bill Ayers in their membership.  Conservatives aren't looking for cradle to grave support from the government.  Conservatives want a smaller government that will protect them against invaders not invite them in to rob and attack the innocent.  Conservatives want a government that will allow citizens the right to defend themselves as written in the constitution.  Conservatives want the government and bureaucrats to leave them alone.

The Questions Liberals Never Have to Answer.  [Question #3]  Why do you support legally persecuting millions of Christians who quite correctly believe that they cannot live in accordance with their faith if they participate in a gay wedding?  Who's a worse person, a Christian cake maker who happily serves gay customers, but believes it's wrong for her to cater a gay wedding or a gay couple that deliberately searches out a Christian cake maker who can't participate in their wedding so they can sue her?  Why should little girls be forced to share a bathroom with grown men who claim they "feel like" women?  What about their safety?  What about the fact that many of them don't feel comfortable sharing a bathroom with someone with male genitalia?  Are you helping people or hurting them by falsely telling them they can change their sex and encouraging them to mutilate themselves through surgery instead of encouraging them to get psychiatric treatment?

According To Democrats, It's 'Un-American' To Enforce Immigration Laws.  Hillary Clinton made quite the incredulous claim last week.  In an interview with an Arizona radio station, Clinton asserted the U.S.-Mexico border is secure and migration from the Central American country was no longer a problem.  "I think we've done a really good job securing the border," the Democratic front-runner confidently stated.

Clinton: 'We're Going to Put a Lot of Coal Miners and Coal Companies Out of Business'.  Hillary Clinton said that her policies would "put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business" during Sunday night's Ohio town hall on CNN.  Clinton was asked by TVOne's Roland Martin about her Democratic primary success in states that tend to vote Republican in general elections, and he wondered how she could carry such states once matched up with a Republican rather than a far-left candidate like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.).  Clinton has struggled against Sanders in states that voted for Barack Obama in 2012, losing such contests as Michigan, New Hampshire, Colorado, Minnesota and Maine.

Hillary's vow to kill coal miners' jobs finishes a vast Democratic betrayal.  "We're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business," Clinton said Sunday night [3/13/2016] while boasting about her clean-energy program — and with a big smile on her face.  In fact, this is standard Democratic policy:  President Obama's been throwing coal miners out of work for seven years now, aiming to deliver on his 2008 pledge to "bankrupt" the coal industry.

Obama Admin Pushes Federal Funding to Fix Diaper Inequality.  The Obama administration has pushed some strange crusades before at taxpayer expense, but "diaper disparity"?  Apparently, yes.  The White House website features a plea for us all to "take action" on the country's "diaper divide."  This means pushing federal funding to the tune of $10 million U.S. tax-dollars to get "diapers to families in need."  "Nearly 1 in 3 families struggle to afford diapers for their babies," reads the March 10 post by Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.

With Every Other Problem Solved, Obama Makes Diaper Prices A Priority.  An official White House email alerts the public that while diapers "are basic necessities ... nearly one in three families struggle to afford them for their babies."  These families, the email says, are forced to choose among food, heat and diapers.  "That's a choice no family should have to make."  The email directed recipients to a White House Web page [...] wherein Cecilia Munoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, laments that while the lucky few can buy diapers by the truckload at Costco or order them for cheap on Amazon, "the benefits of the new economy aren't available to all Americans."

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Some luxuries are not "available to all Americans" because some Americans do not work, and some Americans are incurably stupid, and some Americans spend their money on cigarettes, beer, and scratch-off lottery tickets rather than spending it on diapers for their illegitimate children.

Bernie's Doomed Democratic Socialism.  [Scroll down]  Free quality medical care cannot survive a population that converts every injury into an ambulance ride to the emergency room.  Similarly bad personal habits can quickly bankrupt "free" medical care.  Try sustaining socialized medicine where a population eats itself into obesity causing diabetes and heart attacks, slides into narcotics addition, practices dangerous sex, smokes and drinks to excesses and otherwise burdens the state with self-imposed tribulations?

Bernie Sanders Is Deluded: There's No Such Thing As Positive Socialism.  Bernie Sanders is proud to be a socialist.  In July 2015, he told The Nation:  "Do they think I'm afraid of the word?  I'm not afraid of the word."  As far back as 1989, Sanders said:  "I think there has been too much of a reluctance on the part of progressives and radicals to use the word socialism."  He chooses to emphasize selective aspects he considers "positive," while ignoring socialism's brutal history.

Waiting for Lefty.  In the grand leftist tradition of putting lipstick on a pig, Bernie Sanders's democratic socialism is being touted as "a fair capitalism," where Academy Award swag bags of entitlements will be handed out — free health care, free college tuition, expanded Social Security, increased minimum wage, pay equity for women, near forgiveness of student debt...  The list goes on — all made sweeter by the promise that everything will be paid for by thickets of taxes targeting "Wall Street," "the billionaire class," "the top 1%," "the largest corporations," and the "20 wealthiest people in this country."

Hillary's Federal Education Jackboot Squad.  Clinton wants a cadre of new government educrats to undo the decades-old damage of old government educrats in America's worst public schools.  She pitched her creepy proposal at the Democratic presidential debate in Michigan on Sunday for an "education SWAT team" to swarm down and rescue students from failing districts in decrepit cities such as Detroit (run by whom?  Oh, yeah.  Democrats!).  "I want to set-up inside the Department of Education, for want of a better term, kind of an education SWAT team, if you will," Clinton explained in a bizarre, semi-blaccent, "where we've got qualified people, teachers, principals, maybe folks who are retired, maybe folks who are active, but all of whom are willing to come and help."

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America's "worst public schools" are filled with the illegitimate children from America's worst households.  Decades of godless, fatherless, lawless, welfare-dependent "families" cannot be remedied, normalized and assimilated into polite society by a sudden show of federal force.  Besides, the Department of Education already has a SWAT team, and it's not something to be proud of.  [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] (The DOE denies it, of course.)

Obamanism Is the Real Enemy.  Fact 1.  Obama and the hard left are deadly foreign toxins imported into the American body politic, pumped into us by the remnants of the hard left that seemed to be defeated after 1990 due to the collapse of the Soviet Union. [...] Fact 2.  Obama, Hillary, Bernie, and their kind show us that the virus has survived in the shadows, while we have dropped our guard.  The hard left now dominates the Democrats and their one-party media.  Fact 3.  The hard left here and in Europe has built a malignant power axis with jihad, which rose to global prominence with OPEC around 1970. [...] Fact 4.  Obama, Hillary, and Jarrett are in close alliance with our enemies, jihad and the hard left, after penetrating the Democratic Party and therefore the one-party media.

But College is Free in Europe.  To those who give it zero thought, free stuff is great — and free.  For we who do think about such things, the immutable fact is that there is no such thing as a free lunch.  Someone is paying, directly or indirectly.  But still they argue — college is in fact free in many European nations.  Well, that's true — so let's take a look at how the EU is blossoming by making everything "free."

Socialism: Worshipping the God of Government.  It takes more faith to depend on the government than it does to trust in God's provision, but you'd never know it watching Progressives worship at their government golden calf that owns nothing at all unless it takes it from you.  Thanks to capitalism, Bernie Sanders went from being an unemployed middle aged socialist hippie living in a shack with dirt floors to living the D.C. dream while giving Hillary a run for her money in the race to the White House.  Both Democrat Party presidential candidates overlook the fact that thanks to God's grace and good old American capitalism, the sky is the limit in the United States.

Democrats say illegal immigrant children should have constitutional right to lawyers.  Congressional Democrats introduced legislation Friday [2/26/2016] to grant illegal immigrant children taxpayer-funded lawyers to argue their cases, saying once they get into the U.S. they deserve constitutional due process protections to make sure their cases are fairly decided.  It's the latest battlefield as Washington grapples with the ongoing stream of illegal immigrants from Central America who have surged into the U.S. in the last few years, overwhelming the Border Patrol, social workers and the immigration courts.

Bernie Sanders' Medicare-For-All Plan Has Even Liberals Crying Foul.  [As Bernie] Sanders has gained traction with an increasingly out-of-the-mainstream Democratic Party, more grounded liberals among them have started to publicly denounce his plans, particularly his "Medicare for all" plan, as wildly unrealistic.  How unrealistic?  Just look at the details of his health plan.  First, he would abolish all private health insurance, forcing everyone into a government-run health system.  And the government would pay for everything, from dental work to annual checkups to brain surgery, with no deductibles or co-pays.  It would, he says, be entirely free.  Well, not free.  By Sanders' own admission his health plan is massively expensive — its $1.4 trillion price tag would increase an already out-of-control federal budget by more than a third.

Why So Many Millennials Are Socialists.  Since when did socialism become en vogue?  It seems like only a few years ago being called a socialist in American politics was an insult.  Today, however, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders — a self-avowed socialist — is quickly rising in the polls, and millennials are largely driving his support.  The Iowa caucus entrance poll found Sanders garnered an overwhelming 84 percent of the 30 and under vote.  Exit polls from New Hampshire found 85 percent support for Sanders among voters ages 30 and younger.  What is going on?

Clinton says she'll go further than Obama on immigration.  Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both said they'll go further than President Barack Obama on the issue of immigration, with Sanders condemning recent deportation raids as "unacceptable."

Prominent Dem Finally Explains Difference Between Democrats And Socialists.  MSNBC host Chris Matthews was astounded last July when DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz refused to tell him the difference between a Democrat and socialist.  Curiously, however, Hillary Clinton and Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer, both Ivy League law school graduates, subsequently demurred.  However, at the Christian Science Monitor press breakfast Thursday, Michigan Democratic Rep. Sander Levin, although clearly astounded anybody would need to ask such a thing, gave a definitive and obvious answer to the question. [...] Of course, anybody who got a C- or better in a freshman political science class should know the distinction.

Bernie Sanders: 'Democratic Socialist' Or Out-And-Out Stalinist?  Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders says concerns about his honeymoon trip to the USSR in the '80s are "silly."  He'll have a harder time explaining his months-long stay at a hardcore Stalinist camp in the '60s.  It's clear the self-avowed socialist is even further left than he has admitted.  Fifty years ago, during the height of the Cold War, he sought out communist indoctrination.  The Israeli press earlier this month broke the story that Sanders, who is Jewish, spent several months at an Israeli commune co-founded by a Soviet spy.  The revelation is just now wending its way through the American media, where it's been confirmed by none other than the New York Times, though the pro-Democrat paper predictably buried the story on its back pages.

Bernie Sanders is a Communist and an Ignoramus.  Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been getting away for years with describing himself as a socialist, when in reality he is an outright America-hating communist.  This belief in communism is reflected in the Sanders platform.  Even a brief glance reveals his plan to be hopelessly utopian and insane.  It will extinguish freedom and shutter businesses and cause widespread suffering especially among the poor people he claims to want to help.  It is a program for exporting the best and the brightest to places that appreciate them.  But identifying Sanders as a communist can be a risky proposition in modern-day America.  The Left so dominates American culture that the word communist itself has become jarring, not because communism is bad but instead because leftists believe communism is good.

Uncle Bernie Sanders Is Brainwashing Our Uneducated Youth.  Lovable Bernie is essentially propagandizing a generation of gullible American young people who don't have anything near the education or experience to understand what is happening to them.  His task is made simpler because his Democratic Party opponent is demonstrably and obviously corrupt and in danger of prosecution.  She has also been pushed so far to the left by Bernie's success (and her own fears) that no serious questions about socialism are even asked.  Our educational system, which, even at the college level, rarely looks at socialism from a results-oriented perspective, exacerbates this situation.  Yet those results sit just below our southern border in catastrophic form for all to see, though few, especially among the young, have the background or, frankly, even the interest, to look.

I don't like Bernie because his "Medicare For All" plan will destroy our health and economy.  My college-age child introduced me to a website called I Like Bernie, But... which is particularly appealing to young voters.  The website offers short answers to concerns pro-Bernie voters might still be harboring about his policies and his ability to win.  With few exceptions, these answers are just plain wrong.  You can see my rebuttals at a website I set up as a counterweight (I Don't Like Bernie, Because...).  I've republished those same articles here, at my own blog, addressing Bernie's socialism, his tax plans, and his Second Amendment stance.  Today I'm tackling everything that's wrong with Bernie's plan to socialize American medicine.

Bernie Sanders's Free College Tuition Problem.  Bernie Sanders is running for president of the United States proclaiming that under his presidency, all Americans will have the opportunity to attend public college for free.  There's only one fly in the ointment of this free college proposal:  today in Illinois, half of the public college and university tuition goes not toward education, but toward pensions for college professors who no longer work.  So in order for Sanders to make college free, someone, other than students, has to pick up the huge cost of the retired professors' pensions.  He has said nothing about eliminating this cost by forcing public university professors to save for their own retirements.  Sanders is in an awkward situation.  He has to gain the support of young voters by criticizing the high cost of college but can't acknowledge that his party not only depends on this money, but established this quid pro quo setup.

Bernie Sanders confronted by supporters demanding slavery reparations as he courts the black vote.  Bernie Sanders was repeatedly pressed to endorse reparations tonight by his own supporters at a 'Black America' community forum.  'I know you're scared to say 'black,' I know you're scared to say 'reparations,' panelist Felicia Perry said, then told him, 'Can you please talk specifically about black people and reparations?'  Sanders replied, 'You and I may have a disagreement on this,' but 'it's not just black.  This is Latinos.  There are areas of America, more rural areas where its whites, OK?  As he talked about income inequality and poverty in the 'African-American community an audience member interrupted to urge him to use the term 'black.'  'I've said 'black' 50 times.  That's the 51st,' Sanders declared.

Sanders Advocates Path to Citizenship, Using Executive Orders 'If Congress Doesn't Do the Right Thing'.  Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says he mostly agrees with President Obama, except when it comes to his deportation policies.  "And I would not support those," Sanders said at Thursday's Democratic debate in Milwaukee.  "Bottom line is a path towards citizenship for 11 million undocumented people.  If Congress doesn't do the right thing, we use the executive orders of the president."  Sanders was applauded for saying it.

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton Debate: Who Hates America More?  Ed Driscoll quoted Ace in the context of reminding us how much liberals hate America, or at least that part of America where white heterosexual men work for a living.  It was a strange thing to watch Thursday's [2/11/2016] debate between the insurgent socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders and the increasingly frantic former frontrunner Hillary Clinton, where the key issue seemed to be which one of them was more capable of destroying whatever fragments of American civilization might still be intact after Barack Obama concludes his eight-year effort to wreck the country.

Sanders: Government Has a 'Moral Responsibility' to Guarantee 'A Decent Standard of Living' for Everyone.  PBS debate moderator Judy Woodruff asked socialist Bernie Sanders Thursday night [2/11/2016], "How big would government be," if Sanders gets the chance to do everything he's promising to do.  Sanders said he would guarantee health care to all people; make public colleges and universities tuition-free; and spend trillion dollars rebuilding the nation's infrastructure.

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Unfortunately there are teeming masses of poorly educated young Americans who have never given the slightest thought to the question of who pays for free stuff.  If college tuition is reduced to zero, do the professors still get paid?  When the government pays for everything, where does the money come from?  It's a concept that most of Bernie Sanders fans have apparently never considered.

What is Bernie Sanders hiding about his radical history?  America eschews religious tests as a matter of law and principle.  Yet for a man who wants to be the first Jewish president, Sanders certainly seems to be bent on avoiding the subject of the time he spent in Israel.  Time for him to explain himself.  It's long been known that the only self-professed socialist in the Senate spent time on a kibbutz, or communal farm.  Nothing wrong with that.  But so tight-lipped has Sanders been about it that the Israeli daily Haaretz put its reporters on the mystery.  "One of Israel's best-kept secrets" is how the paper described the name of Sanders' kibbutz.

Here's What Bernie Sanders Doesn't Want You To Know About College Costs.  Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and the rest of the Democratic leadership are constantly complaining that college education costs too much.  What they never bother to explain, however, is why.  Two economists set out to do so, and Bernie and company will not like what they found.

Bernie Sanders's New Hampshire victory speech: Terrifying.  Bernie's speech was delivered with profound sincerity and conviction, and his supporters were wildly enthusiastic.  His delivery was excellent.  It was the content I found to be not just troubling, but frightening.  I've never in my life heard such unapologetic, full-throated socialism in American politics.  Sanders is the real deal.  He's so left-wing he practically makes Obama look like the chairman of the Republican National Committee.  At least Obama felt compelled to lie about the true extent of his leftism.  Sanders doesn't — and he isn't kidding around.

Indenturing Students.  Young voters should be very cautious in accepting Bernie Sanders' idea that college should be free.  Anybody who thinks this socialist-spun fantasy is a responsible plan should look at the rising student loan debt.  It is now at $1.3 trillion and is stifling the finances of young people who want to get married, buy a house, buy a car, or pursue any other financial goals.  Socialism is a millstone around the necks of America's middle class and poor.  Anyone who disagrees with this should look at how the cost of a college education has risen much faster than wages.  This was only possible because student loans became a substitute for incomes.  They seemed to make college more affordable but that was not only an illusion:  it was a hurtful, intentional fraud.

No More Room for Compromise with the Socialist Agenda of the Democrats.  In recent polls nearly 59% of Democrats say they would vote for a socialist candidate as well as nearly 50% of independents and even more frightening nearly 70% of those between the ages of 18 and 29 in the country claim they would vote for a socialist.  This phenomenon is due to two primary factors.  First, the ignorance of what socialism is and its overwhelming failure everywhere it has been tried.  This is due to the Left's control of the entertainment/education establishment over the past 40 years, which has eventuated in indoctrination not education.  Second, the unwillingness of the opposition to vigorously defend capitalism and the founding tenets of this country.

Mrs. Clinton's Ode to Serfdom.  Hillary Rodham Clinton is not qualified to be president of the United States of America, because she doesn't know what the United States of America are.  Terry Shumaker, former U.S. ambassador to Trinidad (I wonder what that gig cost him) and current abject minion in the service of Mrs. Clinton, quotes Herself telling an audience in New Hampshire:  "Service is the rent we pay for living in this great country."  There is a very old English word for people who are required to perform service as a rent for their existence, and that word is serf.  Serfdom is a form of bondage.

Bern me twice, shame on me.  Bernie Sanders' ideas are, in my opinion, wrong — and they have been proven wrong by generation after generation since they were first fully developed by Karl Marx in 1848.  The fable of communism is that a few bad people rise to the top through chicanery and then spend their entire lives exploiting the multitudes of good people who are fooled into thinking life is grand while they are being crushed underfoot by the capitalist dogs.  This us-against-them model has been successfully used in toppling many governments through the years, perhaps most notably in the French Revolution.  But what is instructive from history is that the revolution that follows an uprising against the elite is almost always as bad or worse for the common people as what preceded it.  Thus, the Reign of Terror FOLLOWED the French Revolution.  Thus the enslavement and murder of millions of Russians FOLLOWED the Russian Revolution.  Thus, more presently, the collapse into chaos in Libya FOLLOWED the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime.  There is a reason for that.  Very simply, the revolutionary demands of the people are based on an unrealistic model of human experience — which undervalues hard work and overvalues a handout — and this is where Bernie Sanders comes back into the picture, along with President Obama.

Hillary And Bernie's Unquenchable Thirst For Wall Street Blood.  Listening to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders go on and on in their debate about the need to rein in Wall Street, you'd never know Democrats pushed through a massive regulatory bill almost six years ago designed to do just that.  When President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank bill into law in July 2010, he promised that it would "make sure that everybody follows the same set of rules, so that firms compete on price and quality, not on tricks and not on traps."  He said Dodd-Frank would "crack down on abusive practices in the mortgage industry."  Americans "will never again be asked to foot the bill for Wall Street's mistakes."

Is Socialism in America's Future?  In every nation where it's been tried,