The Democratic Party Platform
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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 topics:  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Cynthia Nixon.




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.

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.

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.

Ocasio-Cortez: 'There's no debate' that fossil fuel production should stop.  Democratic House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rallied an audience of supporters in Washington Thursday evening [10/11/2018] with calls to implement single-payer health care and tuition-free college — along with an appeal to stop fossil fuel production entirely.  Ocasio-Cortez, who is running to represent New York's 14th Congressional District, has made no secret of her opposition to fossil fuels.  She's called for politicians to forsake donations from the industry and is pushing a "Green New Deal" plan which entails a shift to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.

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 Act.tv.

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, socialism has been a colossal failure in terms of the society's economy.  As the late Margaret Thatcher noted, "[t]he problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."  Socialism also typically entails various forms of authoritarianism, or, at the very least, some government regimentation of society.  If America were to succumb to socialism, or even if socialists were to become a significant force in society, our democratic way of life would be seriously endangered, and our future would be even bleaker than it already may be.

Hillary Clinton's Plan Would Raise Taxes by Half a Trillion Over Next Decade.  Hillary Clinton's proposed tax plan would raise taxes by $498 billion over the next decade and would reduce the economy's size by 1 percent, according to analysis by the Tax Foundation.  In order to pay for the new and expanded government programs Clinton has touted on the campaign trail, her proposed tax plan will increase marginal tax rates on income, labor, and capital, a move that will in turn reduce GDP, lower wages, and eliminate jobs.  Most of the $498 billion in tax revenue over the next decade would come from individual income taxes, the estate tax, and taxes on corporations.

Sounds like Obama's biography, without the mysterious gaps.
Bernie Sanders, The Bum Who Wants Your Money.  Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said Monday [1/25/2016] his parents would never have thought their son would end up in the Senate and running for president.  No kidding.  He was a ne'er-do-well into his late 30s. [...] Sanders spent most of his life as an angry radical and agitator who never accomplished much of anything.  And yet now he thinks he deserves the power to run your life and your finances — "We will raise taxes;" he confirmed Monday, "yes, we will."  One of his first jobs was registering people for food stamps, and it was all downhill from there.  Sanders took his first bride to live in a maple sugar shack with a dirt floor, and she soon left him.  Penniless, he went on unemployment.  Then he had a child out of wedlock.  Desperate, he tried carpentry but could barely sink a nail.

The Revolution That Will Either Destroy America... or the Left.  Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are the same candidate.  They're both leftist radicals with degrees in political science who held back some of their more radical ideas to pursue political office.  In the two years that they served together in the Senate, they voted the same way 93 percent of the time.  They're also political opportunists.  Bernie Sanders, no less than Hillary, reinvented his political views, including his allegiance to Socialism, numerous times over the years.  Sanders moderated his positions on everything from gun control to Israel when it helped his political career.  He's now modifying plenty of positions all over again in order to appeal to new and different voters.  Bernie Sanders is no more authentic than Hillary Clinton and she is no less radical than he is.

Bernie Sanders' Tax Plan Would Kill 6 Million Jobs — Analysis.  Bernie Sanders' plan to raise taxes by $13.6 trillion over the next decade would have a devastating effect on the economy, according to a detailed analysis released on Thursday [1/28/2016] by the Tax Foundation.  The analysis concludes his myriad tax hikes would cut GDP growth by 9.5%, reduce the nation's capital stock by 18.6% and result in 6 million fewer full-time equivalent jobs.

Dems push citizenship for illegals, 'sanctuary cities,' in Iowa Caucuses.  The Iowa Democratic Party on Caucus night Monday [2/1/2016] will seek approval of a far left platform that endorses "sanctuary cities," backs President Obama's goal of delaying deportation of immigrant youths, gives illegals a license to drive and provides taxpayer funded lawyers to undocumented youths.

O'Malley: 'Climate Change Is the Greatest Business Opportunity to Come to the United States in 100 Years'.  Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Monday [1/25/2016] that the one issue young voters should care the most about is climate change, [...] "Climate change is the greatest business opportunity to come to the United States in 100 years, and I am the first candidate in either party to put forward a plan to move us to a 100 percent clean electric energy grid by 2050 and create 5 million jobs along the way," O'Malley said at the Democratic presidential town hall in Des Moines, Iowa.  O'Malley said Iowa is "pointing the way forward" on the issue.

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Really?  He's shooting for "a 100 percent clean electric energy grid," yet I'd almost be willing to bet that he's opposed to nuclear power plants to contribute power to that grid.  The "Clean Energy Future" page on his web site mentions nothing about nuclear energy.  Liberals want "clean energy" to appear out of nowhere, but the simple fact is that industrial activity and productivity are sometimes messy.

Here are 5 of Bernie Sanders' Most Ridiculous Ideas.  [#1] "Medicare for All."  As one of the sections on Sanders' website explains, the presidential candidate is calling for a single-payer healthcare system.  Medicare is an example of a single-payer system, which is why Sander calls for "Medicare for All."  The problem is that Medicare already faces $43 trillion in unfunded liabilities and denies healthcare claims at a higher rate than any private insurer.  "Medicare for all" would drive the country into bankruptcy.

The Democrats Stumble Toward 50 Shades of Socialism.  Webster's says socialism is "a social system or theory in which the government owns and controls the means of production."  Democrats tend to believe in free enterprise.  They think government should regulate the means of production, not own it.  They have taken great pains to separate themselves from socialism, which has always been a poison word in American politics.  And yet, according to a recent Des Moines Register poll, 43% of Iowa Democrats describe themselves as socialists.

The wild stuff they're saying way out there on the left.  The interesting thing — understandable, given the incumbent Barack Obama's abysmal economic/social record — is all three of these [Democratic candidates] sound as if they're running to repair a troubled United States headed [by] some golf-club Republican president, instead of a golf club Chicago Democrat.  Each of them, for instance, sees the need to pull a badly-divided country together, even if it's just to get at rich people.  This after seven full years of the Great Uniter's policies and politics.

Bernie Sanders Peddles A Health Plan His Own State Rejected.  When Vermont voted in 2011 to set up a statewide single-payer health plan, it was music to liberals' ears.  Finally, there'd be a model to show how ObamaCare could be transformed into what the left has always wanted anyway:  a completely government-run health care system.  It was certainly music to Sanders' ears.  The Vermont senator, who describes himself as a socialist, said that "Americans want to see a model that works.  If Vermont can be that model, it will have a profound impact on discourse in this country."  As it turns out, Vermont did end up being a model — a model of why single-payer health care is a bad idea.

NBC's Todd to Clinton: '43% of Likely Democratic Caucus Goers Identify as Socialist'.  On NBC's "Meet the Press" today [1/17/2016], anchor Chuck Todd asked former Secretary State Hillary Clinton about a Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll in which 43 percent of likely Iowa Democratic caucus goers described themselves as "socialist" while only 38 percent described themselves as "capitalist."

The Dems' Debate: Another World.  I don't deprecate President Obama's accomplishments in office.  It seems to me that he has delivered to a substantial extent on his promise of "fundamental transformation" of the United States.  He has also had a profound effect on the Democratic Party.  Last night at the Dems' debate in Charleston, Hillary Clinton presented herself as his heir.  Bernie Sanders, well, he wants to continue the fundamental transformation too.  There is nothing funny about this crew.  They are as funny as cancer.

Sanders's Proposed Universal Healthcare Plan Covers Undocumented Immigrants.  Last night, prior to the first Democratic debate of the year, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released his new healthcare plan.  At the debate itself, he and frontrunner Hillary Clinton went around the issue a little, but one interesting aspect of his proposal was conspicuously left out.  Sanders's plan includes coverage for undocumented immigrants, which wasn't even explicitly mentioned in the proposal he released to his website.  Instead, an aide confirmed to Politico late last night that millions of illegal residents would receive health care coverage under his envisioned single-payer plan.

Clinton casts herself as Obama's heir, Sanders calls for 'revolution' in debate.  Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on Sunday cast herself as President Obama's natural heir on guns, health care and the economy in the final debate before Iowa's caucuses, but Sen. Bernard Sanders said it's time for Democrats to push further, saying the country needs a "political revolution" to break the power of big corporations.  Mrs. Clinton accused Mr. Sanders of betraying Mr. Obama by seeking a primary opponent for him in 2012, and calling the president weak on tackling Wall Street.  And she said Mr. Sanders' new plan for government-sponsored universal health care would undo the advances of Obamacare, which she said she would defend and expand.

What My Experience with Criminal Gangs Taught Me About Obama, Hillary, and the Democratic Party.  [Dinesh] D'Souza now views the Progressive movement as a criminal enterprise designed to pull off the biggest heist in world history — effective control of the enormous wealth created by America's entrepreneurs.  This bounty, the author argues, was made possible by the country's embrace of a capitalist system that rewards industry and customer-centered innovation and discourages the hitherto ubiquitous ethic of theft.  Democrats, however, through a reversal of traditional American values, seek to acquire power by vilifying wealth-creators and rewarding "victims" with trickle-down shares of the national loot — all while portraying themselves as righteous advocates of social justice.

Surprise: Sanders Has No Idea How to Pay for His Single-Payer Health Plan.  A Democrat has proposed a plan, and does not intend to offer an explanation for how to pay for that plan. [...] Again I am forced to note, that if Democrat voters cared how much "free" programs cost, they wouldn't be Democrats.  They'd be Republicans.

Healthcare Price Controls Would Turn U.S. Into Venezuela.  If you're outraged about prescription drug prices, what do you do?  If you're Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders — or if you work at the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank — you adopt the policies of that bastion of sound economic management:  Venezuela.  Yes, that's right.  To contain drug costs, the left is now advocating for the exact same measures the Latin American basket case has employed to control the price of toilet paper.  Ostensibly to prevent monopolies and price gouging, Venezuelan's socialist regime rigorously controls product pricing practices.  The government audits the production, marketing, and development expenses for all companies and limits profit margins.

Bernie Sanders And Basic Economics: Never In The Same Room Together.  Shortly after announcing Tuesday [1/12/2016] that he would cap ATM fees, Sanders tweeted that in his view, "it is unacceptable that Americans are paying a $5 fee each time they go to the ATM."  On a practical level, Sanders misses a lot with his statement and tweet.  First, many Americans — probably most — pay nothing for their ATM withdrawals.  They simply use their banks' ATMs. If one isn't available, they buy something from a store that provides cash back on purchases.  The market solves the problem.  Of course, sometimes neither of these options is available, so consumers have to go out of their networks to other banks or to privately owned ATMs, which charge fees.  And this is where Sanders really blows a tire and shows his ignorance — which just might be willful — of economics.

Bernie Hints at Warren for VP.  In what would be a dream ticket for some and a nightmare to others, Bernie Sanders has been dropping some not-so-subtle hints that he would select Elizabeth Warren as his running mate.  This would be a smart move on Bernie's part.  He has been functioning as a stand-in for Warren and derives support from her wing of the Democratic Party.  The left would be electrified.  The rest of the country would be horrified as these two Neo-Marxists traveled the land promising to take wealth from some and give to others.

Democrats on Guns: It's a Mystery.  In the waning days of the Obama administration, it seems that gun control is the Democrats' number one priority.  President Obama bestirred himself to both deliver a speech and participate in a staged "town hall" on the issue of gun regulation, showing unusual energy by his standards.  The White House issued an odd potpourri of gun initiatives, including some that are already law. [...] I find this extremely puzzling.  We have seen this movie before, and we know how it ends.  The Democrats have died on the gun control hill a couple of times already.  I understand demagoguing an issue, but don't politicians generally try to demagogue issues that are popular?

Hillary Clinton Can't Tell The Difference Between A Democrat And A Socialist.  At the tail end of a series of beach-ball-soft questions, "Hardball" host Chris Matthews asked Clinton:  "Now, Bernie (Sanders) calls himself a socialist. ... You're a Democrat. ... What's the difference between a socialist and a Democrat?"  Clinton:  "Well, I can tell you what I am.  I am a progressive Democrat."  Matthews:  "How is that different than a socialist?"  Clinton:  Hamana, hamana, mumble, mumble, "we have got to get all our problems, you know, tackled."  A few months ago, Matthews tried to get an answer to the same question from party head Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was equally unforthcoming in her answer.

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This is a question for which Democrats are totally unprepared — no matter how often the question is asked.  There is no difference between socialism and the Democratic party platform, yet no politician can afford to be the first to admit it.  It's a slam dunk waiting to happen, which means the Republicans will avoid this question if at all possible.

The American Left and the Death of Political Discourse.  While the American Left and their mind-numbed robotic followers may bristle at any comparison to the totalitarian regimes of the past, including those of Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin and Mao, their mindset is the same insofar as abridging freedom of speech and, through intimidation and the coercive power of government, permanently shutting down their opposition.  This totalitarian mindset is in full flower on the college campuses of today and openly visible for all to see.  The two major candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, are full throated adherents of this brown shirt mentality.  Hillary has referred to Republicans as the "enemy" that must be defeated while never saying the same about radical Islam; she has unabashedly supported the Black Lives Matter movement and promoted the ongoing chaos on American college campuses as well as lobbied for government control of talk radio, the internet and all political funding and speech.

Hillary Can't Explain The Difference Between A Democrat And A Socialist.  [Chris] Matthews asked Clinton, "What's the difference between a socialist and a Democrat?  Is that a question you want to answer, or would you rather not?"  "You'd have to ask [Sanders]," Clinton said before being interrupted by Matthews.  "You see, I'm asking you.  You're a Democrat, he's a socialist.  Would you like someone to call you a socialist?" Matthews asked.  "I am not one," Hillary responded without answering the question.  "OK, well what's the difference between a socialist and a Democrat?" Matthews asked again.  "I can tell you what I am, I am a progressive Democrat," Clinton responded.  "How is that different than a socialist?" Matthews asked a third time.

The Left's Authoritarian Impulse Gets Exposed.  Conservatives in the U.S. hew to the views of the Founding Fathers, who valued personal liberty above all else, and who worried most about a tyrannical central government.  At the same time, it's liberals who have tended to support totalitarian regimes, praised China for its ability to "get things done," and has pushed endlessly to mandate, regulate and restrict behavior that they find unacceptable.  Now even some non-conservatives are starting to worry that the liberal left is drifting too far into authoritarianism.  In an excellent piece published in The Daily Beast, for example, Joel Kotkin lays out the particulars of "How Liberals Are The New Autocrats."  Among them:
  •   California Gov. Jerry Brown's hailing the "coercive power of the state."  President Obama's disdain for the democratic process when he can't get his way, and his "commonplace" efforts to rule by decree.  (The latest example of which involves his executive orders on gun control.)
  •   Federal efforts under the Obama administration "to enforce racial and class 'balance' in neighborhoods."
  •   The desire to use climate change as "the killer app for expanding state control."
  •   The open calls on the left that "power should shift from naturally contentious elected bodies ... to credentialed 'experts.'"

The Left May Come to Loathe Obama.  From halting the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, to the sprawling scope of the EPA's regulatory authority, to the implementation of a dangerous nuclear détente with Iran, to the normalization of relations with Cuba; these liberal policy achievements can be unraveled with the stroke of a pen once Barack Obama is out of office.  Democrats comfort themselves in the notion that these orders will prove practically impossible to undo, but that is a statement of faith.  Only Obama's policy toward Cuba is popular nationally, and it will become less so when the federal government gets around to settling generations of outstanding judgments against Havana and Cuba's demand for close to $200 billion in reparations from Washington.

Hillary Proposes Defense Cuts to Cure Alzheimer's.  Last week, Hillary Clinton pledged to spend $2 billion a year to find a cure for Alzheimer's by 2025 — an admirable effort, no doubt.  At the time, an aide said the program would be paid in the form of tax reforms and other savings.  On Tuesday [12/29/2015], Clinton gave us some indication regarding what those "other savings" would look like.

The Left's Retreat to Fantasy.  The left's slide into irrationality in recent years should come as no surprise.  There is no way the ideology — in particular regarding its record — can be rationally defended any longer. [...] The UK, Sweden, France, and all other social democratic states have been forced to admit defeat.  The same occurred in the U.S. with the Great Society and its underpinning programs — federal welfare, urban renewal, the War on Poverty.  All were based on the most rigorous rationality, and all were abject failures.  Which doesn't mean that leftists have given up.  True believers don't.  Instead, the collapse of the liberal/leftist program following the 60s led to a retreat into romantic fatuity — evanescent claims of "compassion" and decency that were considered to be beyond debate.  But these are no longer tenable either, after 65 million abortions, mass murder and outrage in the inner cities, and the piles of dead generated by the left-supported "Arab Spring," to mention only three outcomes of leftist policy.

The Omnibus and the Left's Merry Statemas.  The list of victories in the spending package for the Left is so great that Nancy Pelosi had to preemptively warn her caucus not to gloat before it was passed for fear of scaring off any Republicans not fully aware of what the bill contained.  Harry Reid also tweeted that Democrats met all their omnibus goals, including "roll[ing] back sequester."  The forces of big government, in other words, are quite pleased with the outcome.  They have every reason to feel that way.  The omnibus rightly ended the crude oil export ban, a pointless and destructive anti-trade provision.  But that victory was paid for not only by extending wasteful and distortionary handouts to renewable energy, but also by establishing a slush fund to pay for the Paris climate deal, a global redistribution scheme beyond even the wildest dreams of Karl Marx.

The Democrats' Theme for 2016 Is Totalitarianism.  Donald Trump may talk like a brownshirt, but the Democrats mean business.  For those of you keeping track, the Democrats and their allies on the left have now:  voted in the Senate to repeal the First Amendment, proposed imprisoning people for holding the wrong views on global warming, sought to prohibit the showing of a film critical of Hillary Rodham Clinton, proposed banning politically unpopular academic research, demanded that funding politically unpopular organizations and causes be made a crime and that the RICO organized-crime statute be used as a weapon against targeted political groups.  They have filed felony charges against a Republican governor for vetoing a piece of legislation, engaged in naked political persecutions of members of Congress, and used the IRS and the ATF as weapons against political critics.

The Gay Agenda and the Real World.  The gay agenda is now a fait accompli.  How was it sold to the American people?  In three ways.  First, by control of language.  Second, by media propaganda.  Third, by relying upon the fact that ignorance is the normal human condition.  Most people do not have a clue as to what homosexuals do or what the medical consequences of these practices are.  The most significant tool for promoting the gay agenda was the introduction of the word "homophobia."  A phobia is an irrational fear.  Thus the use of the term homophobia automatically implies that any aversion or objection to any facet of homosexuality is irrational.  The beauty of this is that it removes the burden of argument.

Democratic Party resolution condemns GOP's 'anti-Muslim rhetoric'.  The Democratic National Committee drafted a resolution, expected to pass Saturday [12/12/2015], which accuses the Republican presidential candidates of engaging in "anti-Muslim rhetoric."  The resolution, according to CNN, says the DNC is "sickened by the vile personal attacks that denigrate Islam" from the GOP candidates.  It says the candidates have "incited disturbing levels of fear mongering and demagoguery against racial, ethnic and religious minority communities."

Liberals Praise Hillary Clinton's New Ad With Same Sex Couples Kissing.  The Hillary Clinton campaign is out with an ad highlighting her record as an advocate for LGBT rights.  The spot includes images of gay couples kissing each other.  The liberal website Slate praises Clinton for including same-sex kissing in her campaign ad, saying, "Given the distressingly puritanical rules that govern gay PDAs, it's both impressive and heartening that Clinton includes gay kisses in her official campaign spots."

Liberal Nihilism in a Nutshell.  Barack Obama entered office in 2009 with overwhelming popular goodwill and solid majorities in both houses of Congress.  He chose not to translate that political heft into passing "comprehensive immigration reform" (i.e., open borders and amnesties) or more gun control.  He opposed gay marriage.  He warned that he could not use presidential fiats to grant amnesty, close down Guantanamo, or remake the EPA in his own image.  He borrowed as never before, in vain hopes of kicking-starting a natural recovery that he would soon abort through his own anti-business jawboning, more regulations, growth in government, and tax increases.  So far Obama's legacy is a sudden crash in energy prices and an unforeseen huge expansion in U.S. oil and gas production that came despite — not because of — his efforts.

Hillary's Reichsfluchsteuer Emerges as a New Tax Straight Out of Germany.  The former secretary of state and senator from New York, Hillary Clinton, reportedly will announce on Wednesday [12/9/2015] plans to impose an "exit tax" on companies that move their headquarters out of America or merge with foreign firms to escape America's unreasonably high corporate taxes.

The Democratic Party Is A Death Cult.  I am so sick of these progressive Democrats waiting to pounce on death and exploit it to their advantage.  It takes a special kind of person to do it, to see something awful unfolding on television and think, "How can I use this to my advantage?"  That's the modern American left, and it has to be destroyed.  While the San Bernardino terrorists were still at large, all three Democrats running for president took the opportunity to call for gun control.  That's the sort of sociopathic disconnect from human decency we expect from serial killers, not someone who seeks to become the next leader of the free world.

Climate Talks Show Us Progressivism's True Hypocrisy.  What do you call it when elites fly their private jets to an international climate change conference to forge a deal with despots that caps American prosperity without our consent?  You call it progressivism. [...] It took a handful of gunmen only one night to impede free expression in Paris.  Yet, according to the president, a massive and expensive effort to curb the 0.1 to 0.2[°]C of warming we might see over the next decade — the worst case scenario predicted by alarmists — is the most critical project facing mankind.

The Surging Anti-American Sentiment of the Left.  The Democratic party spews lies on a daily basis as they concern themselves with single, concrete-bound, range-of-the-moment projects and demands, without regard to cost, context, or consequence.  If it furthers the power and control of the party, they'll utter lies, force through legislation, slander opponents, and destroy whatever gets in their way.  They loathe the man that is independent and unafraid to take a stand for what he believes in, specially if that belief is rooted in Christianity, conservatism, and capitalism.  The left are cowards, hypocrites, and most of all self-hating parasites who despise the American way of life.

How the Left Thinks about the War on Terror.  Are you confused about how Barack Obama thinks about the War on Terror?  How about Hillary Clinton?  What about the editorial page of The New York Times?  If you can't make sense of anything you hear or read, there is a reason for that.  How they really think is rarely ever made explicit and never debated or publicly discussed.

Democrats' devious gun control measure.  [Scroll down]  The attorney general would make a list based on data the government already has amassed.  Or, potentially, based on anything else for that matter.  Perhaps the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of troublesome people would serve as a guide.  Who knows?  Bottom line, if your name appeared on that mysterious list (intentionally or unintentionally due to errors, which routinely occur), then you would be unable to buy a gun.  Wow.  I have to hand it to the Democrats.  They've devised a strategy that combines gun control, faux window dressing concern about national security, and the likely targeting of law abiding American citizens who might wind up on The List.

New DNC ad criticizes Republicans for using the term 'radical Islam'.  President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and most Washington Democrats are desperate to avoid using the term "radical Islam" to describe, well, radical Islamists.  Forget reason or logic; toss away reality.  What Obama and the Democrats are doing by denying the existence of radical Islam is throwing a bone to Muslims who, themselves, are hostages to a fantasy.  The Democratic National Committee has now enabled that fantasy by releasing what Mediaite's Alex Griswold calls a "stupid" ad that criticizes Republicans for connecting Islam with terrorism.

Democrats prefer fantasy to reality.  In the immediate aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks, much of the debate focused on how to respond to the threat from ISIS.  Unfortunately, the Democratic presidential candidates are captives of political correctness and refuse to label the threat accurately.  They agree with President Obama that the term "radical Islam" is offensive to law abiding Muslims.  They prefer the innocuous and inaccurate term "extremism" to identify the string of terrorist attacks being inflicted across the globe.

CFPB conspired with left-leaning group to draft Obama payday loan crackdown, emails show.  A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation to thwart President Obama's crackdown on payday loans, while evidence has emerged that regulators at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau conspired with left-leaning groups to draft their regulations against the industry.  In March the CFPB proposed payday rules to end what it calls "payday debt traps" by limiting the interest rates payday lenders can charge, prohibiting borrowers from taking out more than one loan at a time and by requiring lenders to assess the borrower's ability to pay.  Mr. Obama has long championed such reform, however, many states are upset with how the initiative has been handled at the federal level.

Democrats Refused to Utter the "I" Word in Their Debate.  As the cleaning crews were mopping up the dried blood from the stage and the seats of the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, a depressing act appeared on stage in distant Iowa.  Saturday night [11/14/2015] the three contenders for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination took to the stage in Iowa for a debate.  The moderator asked them whether they would be willing to use the term "radical Islam" to describe the ideology motivating Islamic terrorists to massacre innocents.  All refused.

ISIS Is Islamic and Bruce Jenner is a Man.  When Bruce Jenner says he is a woman now, the American left not only applauds him and starts referring to him as a she, but demands that everyone else do so at the risk of their livelihoods.  Only a bigot would think a man with a penis is a man when he says he is a woman.  The left has an ongoing war with reality where, in their quest for utopia, they have decided to shut out truths contrary to their reality.

After last night.  Watching the Democratic presidential candidates' event on CBS last night, I thought we had entered the Twilight Zone. [...] Homosexuality used to be known as the love that dare not speak its name.  When it comes to Islamic terrorism, Islam is the religion that dare not speak its name.  On this the candidates were all agreed.  The Democratic candidates promise "free" college.  In the Democratic future, pretty much everything will be "free."  On this the candidates agreed as well.

Look, Ma, No Islam — The Stupefying Democratic Debate.  Well, we did learn two things from the CBS Democratic debate Saturday night:  1. Bernie Sanders thinks climate change causes terrorism. [...] 2. Hillary Clinton wants to raise the 10,000 Syrian refugees Obama intends to admit to 65,000.

Wisconsin Dems move to ban most semi-auto firearms in a big way.  A bill introduced by four Assembly Democrats would establish prohibitions on a variety of rifles, shotguns and pistols with no provision to grandfather. [...] [Lisa] Subeck's legislation would set a broad definition of just what would be considered an assault weapon under Wisconsin law.  For semi-auto rifles with a detachable magazine, having the addition of a pistol grip; adjustable, folding or thumbhole stock; bayonet mount, threaded barrel, muzzle brake or compensator would deem them an assault rifle.

Houston's real Hero, Lance Berkman Discusses Being Attacked by Houston's Real Zero Mayor Annise Parker After Transgender Bathroom Fail.  "Social justice"-minded liberal activists took a beating on Tuesday night as the HERO ordinance (Houston Equal Rights Ordinance) went down in flames at the hands of a majority of liberal voters in dark blue Houston. [...] Yet, no takedown of a fake HERO would be possible without real heroes.  One of those real heroes in Houston, who fought against the certifiable insanity that lesbian Mayor Annise Parker tried to perpetrate on citizens she's charged with protecting, was former Rice University and former Houston Astro star Lance Berkman who was considered by many — rightly or wrongly — to be the "face" of the anti-HERO effort.

Bullies lose, sanity wins in Houston: There will be no man parts in the ladies room.  The bullies lost.  After a nearly 18-month slugfest, Houston's LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance was crushed in a landslide defeat Tuesday — rejected by 61 percent of voters.

Liberals Are Losing the Culture Wars.  In Tuesday's [11/3/2015] elections, voters rejected recreational marijuana, transgender rights, and illegal-immigrant sanctuaries; they reacted equivocally to gun-control arguments; and they handed a surprise victory to a Republican gubernatorial candidate who emphasized his opposition to gay marriage.  Democrats have become increasingly assertive in taking liberal social positions in recent years, believing that they enjoy majority support and even seeking to turn abortion and gay rights into electoral wedges against Republicans.  But Tuesday's results — and the broader trend of recent elections that have been generally disastrous for Democrats not named Barack Obama — call that view into question.

Has the liberal wing of the Democrats finally pushed the party too far?  Alexander Bolton has a column at The Hill where he explores the question of whether or not the ascendant, hard left, liberal wing of the Democrats has finally pushed their part to a tipping point in the run-up to the next presidential election and how that might affect some downticket races as well.  The main area he focuses on is the anti-arms race going on among Democrats as they each try to one-up each other on who would ban the most guns the fastest.

Office of Civil Rights says disguised boy has right to shower with girls.  The Department of Education's office of civil rights says that a disguised boy has been discriminated against because he is not allowed to shower naked with girls. [...] This is an enormous opening for Republicans.  Who is waging the "war on women" now?  It is radical Democrats pushing for girls to be exposed to naked men.  Now Hillary Clinton has become a born-again transvestite supporter.  Would it really be hard for a Republican in a debate to turn to her and say, "Mrs. Clinton, do you really want girls to be forced to expose themselves to boys in locker rooms?"  It's indefensible.

Poll: For First Time, Most Democrats View Insane, Failed, Murderous Political Philosophy Favorably.  Over at Rasmussen, the pollsters have discovered that — for the first time in history — self-identified members of the Democrat Party now view socialism favorably. [...] Socialism, Communism, Maoism, and National Socialism (e.g., the Nazi Party) are all offshoots of Marxism.  They are all branches of the same defective tree.  Marxism has failed in literally every venue it has been tried, despite progressives' laughable efforts to claim certain countries have implemented it successfully.

Hillary Lets It Slip: If Elected President, She Will Indeed Try to Confiscate Your Guns.  As Hillary Clinton floundered on the witness stand last week, despite withering help from her Democrat apologists who dutifully fell in line and insisted that she can do no wrong, her speech last Friday [10/23/2015] on the subject of private ownership of guns by American citizens has gone largely unreported.  Last Friday, Clinton, in a rare moment of honesty, advocated for the forced confiscation of privately, legally-owned guns from otherwise innocent American citizens.

Rebranding Socialism.  At least since the New Deal, national Democrats have been forced to defend themselves against the charge that their belief in aggressive government intervention in the economy was a smokescreen for their true desire: a "soft" socialism, resembling that which has taken hold across much of Western Europe.  Over the years, Democrats have developed a standard reply:  if you think this is socialism, then you don't know what socialism is.

Of course Hillary wants your guns.  Hillary Clinton, who served an administration that ran thousands of guns to Mexican drug lords under Operation Fast and Furious, is now fast and furiously trying to resurrect a failing campaign by taking aim at so-called gun rights "extremists".  In the wake of the shootings at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Mrs. Clinton advocated in New Hampshire for a new gun group for "responsible gun owners" apart from the National Rifle Association, which she considers extremist, even though no NRA member has ever been involved in a mass shooting.

Bernie Sanders Admits He Wants To Hike Taxes On Everyone.  On ABC's "This Week," [10/18/2015] Sanders admitted that to pay for all his freebies for the middle class, he'll have to tax — you guessed it — the middle class.  In other words, the government will take it from you and then give some of it back.  What a deal!

Denmark
Brutal Meme Reveals Truth About European Socialist Countries.
Socialism in Denmark isn't going nearly as well as Americans think.


Gun Confiscation Fantasies Fast-Tracking Democrat Party To Destruction.  We're seeing a sort of collective insanity taking over the political left in the United States, and the decline seems to be accelerating in recent weeks.  Despite the FBI's recent release of Crime in the United States for 2014 — showing that violent crime is continuing a dramatic long-term decline of over 18-percent for the past 15 years even as gun ownership has skyrocketed almost 82-percent — left wing pundits, journalists, and politicians have thrown rationality to the wind to launch a hysterical and poorly thought-out attack on the Second Amendment and their fellow Americans.  Going far beyond their "normal" calls for mere infringements on constitutional rights that have protected this nation since 1791, they're now calling for forcible disarmament in newspaper op-eds, blog posts, and social media rants.

Can the Democrats Mainstream Socialism?  Socialism is the worst idea, and the greatest tragedy, in human history.  It is responsible for more than 100 million deaths and almost unimaginable suffering and poverty.  And yet[,] somehow, it keeps making a comeback.  Even here in the United States, where many Democrats think it is time to come out of the closet and, like Bernie Sanders, declare themselves to be socialists.

Hillary's Sexploitation of the Issues.  [Scroll down]  Still, what do voters really know about Bernie [Sanders], other than that he is a feisty avowed socialist?  I haven't even heard it mentioned that Bernie Sanders is a Jew.  His Wikipedia claims he is "proud to be Jewish" but adds that he is "not particularly religious."  Maybe it has become politically incorrect to allude to a candidate's faith.  If so, times have changed in a hurry.  In the last election, presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Mormonism was a source of considerable media conversation. [...] Isn't it unusual, then, that the DNC — an organization that boasts of its inclusiveness and cutting-edge candidates — hasn't bothered to point out that if Bernie Sanders were elected, he would do our country proud by being the first Jewish president?

Introducing The 'Democratic Socialist' Party.  The Left loves to ridicule Republicans for standing on the "wrong side of history."  And let's concede, for this piece at least, that conservatives hold hopelessly archaic views on social and cultural issues.  But what if there were a party whose economic case rested on undermining the most successful, poverty-reducing, prosperity-creating idea ever known to mankind?  What would history say about that?

We Could Be Living Through the Last Days of Capitalism.  We are being told Capitalism isn't working as the Socialist policies actually cause the great divide in income inequality.  We need to get serious about our belief in Capitalism and fight for it at the polls and in our exchanges with people if we hope to save it.  It is under direct and open assault.  While the media raved about how adult the "debaters" were, what we really saw was a coronation by unchallenged far-left activists who promise they will bring in a new, more potent wave of Socialism.  Once it's in, it will never be extricated and it will continue to develop.

Washington Post: "Democratic Candidates Vowed To Toughen Restrictions On Gun Owners".  Democrats want to toughen control on all gun owners, something we've known for years, but never ends up in print.  Virtually every piece of legislation Democrats push and every talking point that passes their lips is about restricting the law abiding gun owners, rather than going after the criminals.  How has gun control worked in Democratic Party cities like Baltimore, Detroit, Camden, and Chicago, among others?

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.

Bernie Sanders's Denmark Comments Show He Doesn't Even Understand His Own 'Socialism'.  If Senator Sanders were an intellectually honest man, he'd acknowledge forthrightly that the only way to pay for generous benefits for the middle class is to tax the middle class, where most of the income earners are.  Instead, he talks about taxing a handful of billionaires to pay for practically everything.  Rhetorically, he's already spent the entire holdings of the billionaire class many times over.

You won't believe the price tag for all that free stuff offered by Dem candidates at the debate.  Surveys show that the American people believe that the size of government is one of the top issues facing the country.  Yet Democrats insist on radically increasing its size and scope.  You would think they would pay at the ballot box for their profligacy, but the allure of government goodies is too much to overcome.

Cruz: Dem debate shows 'recipe to destroy a country'.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Wednesday [10/14/2015] that he is troubled by the ideas offered during the first Democratic presidential debate. [...] "It was more socialism, more pacifism, more weakness and less Constitution," Cruz, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, said of the Tuesday evening debate in Las Vegas.  "We're seeing our freedoms taken away, and last night was an audition for who would wear the jackboot most vigorously," he added.  "Last night was an audition for who would embrace government power [and] strip your and my individual liberties."

Debate Makes It Official: Democrats Really Are Socialists.  The Democratic debate shows just how far left the party's lurched.  Capitalism was on trial, and self-ID'd socialism was literally front and center.  Stop the charade.  Just change your name to the Democratic Socialist Party. [...] Here's their laundry list:
  1.   Free college for everyone, courtesy of Wall Street.
  2.  A $15 minimum wage.
  3.  Paid family leave, courtesy of small business.
  4.  Guaranteed health care as a "right."
  5.  Expanded Social Security benefits.
  6.  ObamaCare for illegal immigrants.
  7.  In-state tuition for illegal immigrants.
  8.  Legalized pot.
  9.  De-incarceration.
  10.  Expanded executive amnesty for illegals.
One thing never came up:  the national debt.

The Debate Lesson: America Now Has an Openly Socialist Party.  Sure, this batch of candidates sounded like a bunch of loons.  They contended socialism is mostly about standing up to the richest one percent and promoting entrepreneurs and small business; climate change is the biggest national security threat facing the nation; college educations should be free for everyone; all lives don't matter, black lives do; Obama is simultaneously an enormously successful president in managing the economy and the middle class is collapsing and there's a need for a "New New Deal" which is in fact an Old Old Idea, considering how FDR called for a Second New Deal in 1935. [...] So yes, the candidates sounded like hard-Left, pie-in-the-sky, free-ice-cream-for-everyone, Socialist pander bears.  But they do so because that is what the Democratic Party's primary voters demand.

Clinton Promises to 'Make the Wealthy Pay' and Make 'Companies Share Profits'.  The very wealthy Hillary Clinton took aim at very wealthy Americans in the first Democrat debate Tuesday night [10/13/2015], saying that success is good, but only to a point.  She promised to "make the wealthy pay" for the government programs she favors, including paid family leave; and she said she will find ways to make "companies share profits with the workers who helped to make them."

Democrat Debate: Behold the Glory of the Church of the State.  All we heard about from these people was the towering glory of government.  To them, the private sector is a tiny vestigial organ in the American body, existing only to pump fresh blood into the mighty State from which all good things flow.  None of these candidates had a single good word to say about private-sector America.  On the contrary, they spent all night wildly accusing it of crimes, without offering any evidence or naming suspects.

Levin: If Liberal Policies Worked, North Korea Would be Richest Place on Earth.  On his Nationally syndicated radio show last Wednesday [10/7/2015], Mark Levin responded to President Obama's concerns over economic globalization and automation, saying that if liberal changes to capitalism were feasible, the most prosperous society on earth would be North Korea.  "You can't impose success.  You can't impose living wages.  You can't do any of those things," Levin said.  "If you could do those things, the most successful, prosperous, paradisiacal society on the face of the earth would be North Korea."

Who You Callin' 'Extreme'?  I can see very little of today's Republican Party that you can't find in Barry Goldwater's Conscience of a Conservative, or in his infamous nomination acceptance speech of 1964.  On the other side, lots of Democrats, including both Clintons and Barack Obama, opposed gay marriage until very recently.  Leading Democrats — including Al Gore, Richard Gephardt, and Jesse Jackson — were opposed to abortion-on-demand well into the 1980s.  Try to find a prominent pro-life Democrat today.  It wasn't that long ago that Bill Clinton had repositioned Democrats as a fiscally responsible, market-friendly party.  Now the Dowager Countess of Chappaqua is running against his legacy, while Bern-It-Down Sanders is channeling the id of the Democrats who are disappointed that Obama isn't left enough.  And it's Republicans who are extreme?

DNC Chair Won't Say if Bernie Sanders is Electable.  The s-word is back to haunt Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.). The DNC chair wouldn't say on Sunday [10/11/2015] if Bernie Sanders would be able to win in a general election given his socialist views.  Twice Wasserman Schultz was asked about Sanders' electability on CNN's State of the Union, and twice she ducked the question to bash Republican presidential candidates for holding what she says are extreme views.  "Bernie Sanders is a self-identified socialist.  If he's your party's nominee would the socialist label hurt the Democratic Party's chances of winning the White House in 2016?" CNN reporter Dana Bash asked Wasserman Schultz.

DNC chief dodges question about Sanders's socialism.  Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz dodged questions on Sunday [10/11/2015] about whether Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders's description of himself as a "socialist" would hurt the Democratic Party.  Sanders, an Independent Vermont senator, has stunned political watchers as he's gained on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in the polls.  "He is a self-identified socialist," CNN's Dana Bash asked Wasserman Schultz, a congresswoman from Florida.  "If he is your party's nominee, would that social label hurt the Democratic Party's chances of winning the White House in 2016?"

Bernie Sanders pledges to raise taxes and spend $1 trillion on make-work jobs fixing roads and bridges.  Bernie Sanders said Sunday that if he's elected president he will raise taxes on American companies and upper-income earners to pay for a $1 trillion infrastructure-rebuilding jobs program even as America's public debt crests over the $18 trillion mark and twelve-figure annual deficits continue to pile up.  'Real unemployment in this country is not 5.1 percent,' he said on NBC's 'Meet the Press' show.  'It is 10 percent.'

Sanders: 'No' I'm Not A Capitalist, 'I'm a Democratic Socialist'.  Bernie Sanders insisted Sunday [10/11/2015] that he is a "Democratic Socialist."  Sanders, appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" with Chuck Todd, argued, "But what I mean is I've been elected as an Independent throughout my political career."  Sanders explained that philosophically, "I think that countries like Denmark and Sweden, where healthcare is a right and virtually free to all people, where public college education is free, where childcare is excellent and stronger, where workers in the middle class make higher wages where they're stronger in terms of reducing income and wealth inequality" can be used for "guidance."

Hillary was "Human" and "Likable" Last Week But She's "Tough" and "Candid" This Week.  She's now considering adding the issues of radical black Marxists to her platform.  She met with BlackLivesMatter on Friday [10/9/2015].  "We had a tough conversation about de-centering the police as the key mechanism to ensuring safety in communities.  And we also had a spirited conversation about alternatives to policing," Deray McKesson, one of the leaders of the Campaign Zero, a Black Lives Matter group — told Politico.  These people want the police out of their neighborhoods completely.  The meeting held at the National Council of Negro Women in Washington D.C. is in preparation for her criminal justice reform platform which she will roll out in the next few weeks.

Study: Democrats Moving Left Faster than GOP Moving Right.  How can anyone with any sense claim that doubling the minimum wage isn't radical?  Or passing a 2000-page health insurance reform law isn't extreme?  It is the Democrats who claim they want to "transform" America.  GOP "extremism" is, for the most part, a reaction to the radicalization of our politics by Democrats who have sought at every turn for the last 7 years to circumvent the Constitution to achieve their extremist goals.

Sanders Adviser Calls for Repeal of Columbus Day.  Near the end of Mel Gibson's film "Apocalypto," we see Christian missionaries arriving in the New World to save the natives from a culture of death that celebrates beheadings and human sacrifices to pagan Gods.  Gibson has said he based the dramatic landing scene on the fourth expedition of the great Italian explorer Christopher Columbus.  But celebrating the spread of Christianity has become so politically incorrect that a New Age adviser to Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has called for repealing Columbus Day.

Hillary tells Black Lives Matter she'll end private prisons.  Hillary Clinton reportedly told leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement on Friday [10/9/2015] she will get rid of private prisons.  The meeting with Black Lives Matter comes a day after Clinton was heckled by a protester at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute gala over her ties to the private prison lobby.

The Obama Depression continues.  Call 'em commies, call 'em socialists, call 'em Marxists or neo-Marxists, call 'em statists, call 'em whatever you like.  The central truth remains:  power and control are what they're all about, under any ideological nomenclature you may prefer.  The irony is that they see themselves as indispensable, [...]

Gay Gala Offers Pulpits for Two Favorites in Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton.  As Joe Biden nears a decision on whether to seek the White House in 2016, gay rights advocates got a side-by-side look on Saturday of the would-be candidate and the front-runner in the Democratic race, Hillary Clinton.  Biden delivered the keynote speech at the gala dinner in Washington for the Human Rights Campaign, a prominent LGBT civil rights and lobbying group.

Why Socialism Always Fails.  Socialism is the Big Lie of the last century.  While it promised prosperity, equality, and security, it delivered poverty, misery, and tyranny. Equality was achieved only in the sense that everyone was equal in his or her misery.  In the same way that a Ponzi scheme or chain letter initially succeeds but eventually collapses, socialism may show early signs of success.  But any accomplishments quickly fade as the fundamental deficiencies of central planning emerge.  It is the initial illusion of success that gives government intervention its pernicious, seductive appeal.  In the long run, socialism has always proven to be a formula for tyranny and misery.

Liberalism and Munchausen Syndrome: The Perfect Fit.  One goal of ObamaCare was to compel the private companies of the U.S. health industry to become adjuncts of the federal government.  Health care providers endorsed the law and traded $155 billion in cuts to hospital reimbursement for the payola of more government-insured (and taxpayer subsidized) patients.  Meanwhile, to hell with health care consumers saddled with higher deductibles, higher co-pays, higher premiums, and fewer heath care choices.  So too, Democrats never tire of hectoring Blacks, women, gays and other carefully delineated minorities that they are victims of malevolent economic and social forces that only Democrats can thwart.  The strategy is to parley the good will their utopian schemes generate among these victim classes, media, academia, organized labor, government bureaucrats, and the casual voter swayed by platitudes and sound bites into wins on election day.  Without this coalition of the dependent the Democrat Party would cease to exist.  Time and again, Democrat policies launched with great fanfare (Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society") to assist the disadvantaged have resulted in their disadvantage.

Infiltrating the #BlackLivesMatter Cult.  It is wrong to think of the Black Lives Matter movement as merely a movement, a racist insurgency that embraces violent attacks on police and white Americans.  It is so much more.  It's a Marxist, anti-American, revolutionary cult whose members aim to unleash a reign of terror on American society.  It is religious in the limited sense that the late anti-PC intellectual Christopher Hitchens used that adjective to describe the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.  After visiting barren, Stalinist North Korea, where people eat grass clippings and tree bark to survive, Hitchens remarked that it was "the most religious state I've ever been to."  But North Korea doesn't embrace a religion in the sense we in the civilized world use the word.  At risk of oversimplifying the politics and culture of the hermetically sealed, oversized gulag run by Kim Jong-un, that country's religion is socialism.

DNC Email on LGBT/Same-Sex Marriage: 'Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations'.  Defenders of traditional marriage have long warned about the slippery slope to bigamy and polygamy on which same-sex marriage places the country, but to hear Star Trek star George Takei and the Democratic party tell it, there may be more to come.

Democrats Are Falling In Love With A Radical Leftist.  Bernie Sanders has made no bones about being a socialist, and his $18 trillion agenda confirms it.  The fact that he's rising in the polls shows just how extremist the Democratic Party has become.  'I wouldn't deny it.  Not for one second.  I'm a democratic socialist."  That was Sanders back in 2006, reflecting on his time in politics — a proud far-left leftist.  This is a guy who called the communist takeover of Nicaragua by the Sandinistas a "heroic revolution" and tried to set up a meeting with Fidel Castro while visiting Cuba in the 1980s.  He's a guy who honeymooned in the Soviet Union and who paraphrased Karl Marx when describing his vision of society as one "where human beings can own the means of production."  Sanders hasn't changed his views one jot since then.

Bernie Sanders's Plan For America Would Cost $18 Trillion.  As the great Margaret Thatcher once said, socialism only works until you run out of other people's money.  And at the rate Bernie Sanders would spend, he'd run out of money before they'd swept up all the confetti from the inauguration.  His whole plan, from top to bottom, would have a totally reasonable price tag of a mere $18 trillion.

Bernie Sanders Gets Backed By Some Big Corporations, Vindicating Citizens United.  Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are both running for president while at the same time calling for a constitutional amendment that would change the laws governing our elections.  It's an unusual situation in that if either of them manage to get elected, it would actually weaken the case for enacting the amendment they favor.

Sanders: America Was Founded on 'Racist Principles'.  Monday [9/14/2015] at at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said America was founded on "racist principles," but as the election of the first African-American President Barack Obama shows we have come a long way.

Great Moments in Socialism.  Socialism is an economic failure.  International socialism didn't work in the Soviet Union.  National socialism didn't work in Germany.  And democratic socialism, while avoiding the horrors of its communist and Nazi cousins, also has been a flop.  Socialism fails because it attempts to replace market-determined prices with various forms of central planning based on government-dictated prices.  Moreover, socialism channels self-interest in a destructive direction.  In a free market, people get income and improve their lot in life by satisfying and fulfilling the needs of other people.  In a socialist system, by contrast, people squabble over the re-slicing of a shrinking pie.

The Answer Is: Democrats Don't Differ From Socialists Anymore.  The head of the Democratic Party keeps refusing to say how her party differs from socialists.  Why?  Because she doesn't want to publicly admit the truth. [...] The reason [Debbie] Wasserman Schultz won't answer the question is because Democrats have moved so far to the left that there isn't a dime's worth of difference between the two anymore.  Look at Clinton's and Sander's views on the issues.  Both want to sharply hike the minimum wage.  Both want to aggressively redistribute wealth in the name of "income equality."  Both want to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United campaign finance decision.  Both want free child care, paid family leave, more federal aid for college, amnesty, gun control, and so on.

After Iran deal, Obama to pivot to climate change.  Buoyed by the success of his nuclear deal with Iran, President Barack Obama is preparing to move aggressively on other long-delayed priorities, including a major climate change summit this winter and his elusive quest to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.

So What's Wrong with Socialism Anyway?  [Scroll down]  The State is an abstraction for humans working in it and forming it by passing laws restricting the Few.  But what if the successful business owners got rich by legal means?  Why should his business be stolen from him?  Who does the stealing?  Only these few socialists do those things and determine your destiny.  So this is the fatal flaw in socialism:  people.  More specifically, it assumes the proletariat is somehow pure, while the bourgeoisie is sinful.  Poverty purifies you; prosperity ruins you.  It's a misread of human nature.  Worse still, the power of the people or the Many is a false promise because power is concentrated in the hands of the Few — socialists who soon rule over the Many, ironically in the name of the Many.

Look Who's Bashing Obama's Economy Now.  [Scroll down]  Naturally, neither Biden, Clinton nor Sanders mentioned Obama, much less blamed him for the current state of affairs.  But lest they forget, it was Obama who presided over the largest Keynesian stimulus in history and signed the job-killing ObamaCare law.  And it was Obama who succeeded in getting multiple tax hikes on the "rich."  And it was his administration that has imposed massive regulations on banking, health care, energy suppliers, employers and just about every other corner of the private economy.  Still, give these Democrats credit for recognizing what's going on, and acknowledging that voters aren't happy about it.  That's more than the mainstream press has been willing to admit.  It's just too bad Obama's would-be successors are all proposing to prescribe more of the same.

Dems Officially Endorse Anti-Cop BlackLivesMatter Movement.  The Democratic National Committee has officially endorsed the increasingly violent Black Lives Matter movement whose paranoid radical left-wing members accuse police nationwide of systemic anti-black racism and brutality against black suspects.  Throwing their lot in with black racists and radical Black Power militants who have openly expressed support for the murder of police officers, Democrats embraced a statement that slams the U.S. for allegedly systemic police violence against African-Americans.

Americans' Ignorance About Socialism Is Unbelievable.  Socialism has never worked but it is easy to sell to those who refuse to study history which is why progressives use academia as their base of operations. [...] Clever proponents of the takeover and elimination of our capitalist system cloak their intentions by calling themselves progressives only concerned with the basic needs of the community.  That's why they push national health care and other issues involving social change like gay marriage.  Meanwhile once they come to political power they use public money to fund the takeover of major industries, e.g. the auto industry.  Public entitlement programs eventually bankrupt cities and states and leave citizens dependent on a government check.

How Illegal Immigration Finally Turned Off the Public.  The old canard that without law there is nothing did not resonate with voters in connection with illegal immigration until the 21st century.  As long as there were only one or two million illegal immigrants apparently the public turned a blind eye.  No longer.  Extremists took legal noncompliance to an entirely new level of Orwellian arrogance.  Suddenly, as if by fiat, the illegal-immigration lobby banned the term "illegal alien" — as if they had never read a word of 1984 or Animal Farm.  They dreamed up "sanctuary city," a reactionary, neo-Confederate idea of legal nullification, whose logical trajectory is the implosion of the entire idea of federal laws constitutionally supreme to state and local statutes.  They lied by insisting that entering the United States illegally was simply a minor misdemeanor, when most Americans knew such unlawful entry was the beginning, not the end, of negating the law — inaugurating years of fake IDs, false Social Security numbers, second and third identities, and deliberate filing of untruthful federal and state documents.

Here is a complete list of all of the differences between Socialists and Democrats: _________.  [Senator Bernie] Sanders is attracting larger campaign crowds than any of the other presidential candidates.  Earlier this week he attracted nearly 28,000 in Los Angeles, 28,000 in Portland, Oregon, and over 15,000 in Seattle.  When looking at his proposals, it's difficult to identify any substantive differences from mainstream Democrat Party doctrine.  Sanders is pushing for universal single-payer health care; supports redistribution of wealth; advocates "free" college; fosters an antipathy toward corporations and "big business;" wants military spending cut by 50%; opposes natural resource development for energy; advocates government control and solutions for all economic or cultural challenges; and emphasizes egalitarianism rather than merit and achievement.

Rep. DeLauro Pushes for Gov't Assisted 24/7 Child Care.  Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) has been promoting federal government child care assistance "that expands with need," focusing on 24 hour availability and pay of at least $15 an hour for child care workers.  DeLauro was part of an event last week at Sleeping Giant Day Care in Connecticut, where she discussed her support for a resolution on universal child care.  "I'm proud to add my name to a resolution supported by SEIU (Service Employees International Union) and the Congressional Progressive Caucus," DeLauro says in a video released Monday [8/24/2015] by the SEIU.

The Editor says...
Once the government takes 24-hour control of the lower-class children, the government will be the head of the household, unionized workers will dispense all meals, and the kids will be immersed in all-day indoctrination.  This can only result in cradle-to-prison socialism.

Also posted under Politicians and unions exchange favors constantly.

The Quiet Revolution: How the New Left Took Over the Democratic Party.  Alinksy succeeded in what would be a crowning achievement:  the recruitment of young idealistic radicals — Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama — who would go on to climb to the top of political power in the Democratic Party.  Hillary wrote her senior thesis at Wellesley College in 1969 on Alinsky's methods and remained a friend of Alinsky until his death in 1972.  A decade later, Barack Obama was trained in the methods and Rules for Radicals in the Alinsky-founded Industrial Areas Foundation in Chicago.  Camouflage and deception are key to Alinsky-style organizing.  When Barack Obama was organizing black churches in Chicago and was criticized for not attending church himself, he pivoted and became a regular church attendee, ultimately becoming a member at Jeremiah Wright's radical Trinity United Church of Christ.

The Quiet Revolution: How the New Left Took Over the Democratic Party.  What's remarkable is how the political and cultural center of American values has collapsed in the last two and a half decades with the Democratic Party having moved dramatically to the left.  Recently, Democratic National Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz could not explain the difference between the modern Democratic Party platform and that of socialism, while at the same time gushing over the prospect of Socialist Bernie Sanders having a prominent place at the 2016 Democratic Party convention.  If people today could somehow be transported back to the time of Harry Truman and Jack Kennedy, they would swear those standard bearers were Republicans with little in common with today's Democratic Party.

Why Progressives Are Wrong to Revere Margaret Sanger.  Margaret Sanger is a saint in the feminist church.  She is a charter member of the progressive hall of fame.  Liberals revere this woman who preached "race improvement" and denounced what she called "human weeds".  Hillary Clinton glows that she is "in awe of" Sanger.  She said so in 2009 upon receiving Planned Parenthood's "highest honor" that year:  its coveted Margaret Sanger Award.  Likewise effusive was Nancy Pelosi when she proudly accepted the award in 2014.  Speaking to Planned Parenthood a year earlier, President Barack Obama, hailed the organization founded by this racial eugenicist committed to creating a "race of thoroughbreds" and purging America's "race of degenerates."

Use PsyWar Principles to Stop Clinton and Biden.  We now have people who advocate the election of Hillary Clinton for the sole purpose of giving the country its first female president, much as Barack Obama's election underscored the fact that affirmative action means hiring, appointing, or electing people for the color of their skin rather than the content of their character.

Lyndon Baines Johnson: Face of the Modern Democratic Party.  Johnson is the perfect candidate as his scorn, pettiness, infidelity, opportunism, selfishness, duplicity, and above all his unbridled lust for power ooze leftist politics.  Truly, Johnson is the once and future king of the Democratic Party.  Robert Caro's multi-volume biography of Johnson is a masterful study of a man so consumed by the quest for power that his singular focus from childhood had been its accumulation.  What follows is a short-listing of the reasons why Johnson epitomizes today's Democratic Party: [...]

New Agers Back Socialist Sanders as Messiah.  The huge crowds greeting socialist Bernie Sanders in his run for the Democratic presidential nomination cannot just be attributed to large numbers of left-wingers.  There is a hard-core left-wing element to the Sanders candidacy, of course.  But Sanders has tapped into what used to be one of Hillary Clinton's key constituencies, the New Age Movement.  A top Sanders adviser is the influential "spiritual teacher" Marianne Williamson, whose self-help books have been heavily promoted by Oprah Winfrey and sold millions.  The New Age Movement is a growing group of people in America who have broken with the Judeo-Christian tradition to instead endorse the notion of God as a mystical force inhabiting humans, the earth, or spiritual "masters."

The Democrats' Socialist Surge.  If the Democratic Party once felt the need to distinguish itself from socialism, that no longer seems to be the case.  When Mr. Sanders entered Congress in 1991, "Democrats initially balked at accepting a Socialist in their caucus," according to the "Almanac of American Politics."  Eventually, however, he was granted seniority status as a Democrat, and he used it to push a progressive agenda that included tax increases, single-payer health care, a 50% reduction in military spending and a national energy policy.

Sanders Wants Black Lives Matter Protesters to Help 'Reinvent How We Police America'.  Yesterday [8/9/2015], on the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown that fueled the Ferguson riots and the Black Lives Matter movement, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) unveiled a new "Racial Justice" platform.  Sanders' platform includes having Black Lives Matter protesters help "reinvent how we police America," the proclamation that America is worse than the "Communist totalitarian state of China" in terms of incarcerations rates, and providing "free" college tuition.

Hillary Wants Debt-Free College (Just Like Bernie!).  [Scroll down]  Yes, lots of people have borrowed lots of money, myself included.  Occasionally, that money becomes difficult to pay back.  And the cost of college is fundamentally out of whack with the economy, of course:  as the supply of schools increases for students and demand for higher education decreases for colleges, it follows that higher education costs should go down and not up, even if the majority of the students attending those schools are getting useless degrees in mid-century French film.  But that's not what's happening — as the years go on, college gets more expensive and less necessary, and students are paying back scads of money to the Federal government without an end in sight.

Hillary's College Plan: Bribe Kids to Vote Dem.  Of course Hillary Clinton rolled out a college tuition program that will tax the living daylights out of the Evil Rich to shower students with "free" goodies.  That was always how this was going to work.  From the day Obama seized control of student loans under ObamaCare and blew them into orbit, dumping tons of fresh debt on the shoulders of young people to handle ridiculously inflated tuition, the endgame was always about buying the votes of those kids with debt relief.  Like ObamaCare itself, the degeneration of academic finance is a bid to subjugate the middle class, making them helplessly dependent on government handouts to finance something people in a stronger, more independent America handled on their own.

Socialism Crumbles In Venezuela, But Democrats Think It's a Great Idea.  Socialism must be the number one folly in the history of the human race.  People keep trying it, and it keeps collapsing ignominiously.  Yet leftists never give up.  It is as though a guy stood in his yard throwing a ball into the air over and over, hoping that next time it won't come back down.

Hillary Clinton, Reactionary.  Ostensibly Clinton's candidacy is to be a continuation of her boss's eight years.  The problem, however, is that for all Obama's iconic status, the president polls well below 50% in approval ratings.  He lost both the House and Senate, and the majority of state governorships and legislatures are now Republican, if not solidly conservative.  His signature legacies — Obamacare, the Iran nuke deal, open borders, and massive deficits — poll poorly.  Is borrowing another $8 trillion Clinton's agenda?  Cutting another 25% from defense?  No one believes that Obama's liberal boilerplate — more government regulation, zero interest rates, higher taxes, bigger deficits, smaller defense, more illegal aliens, greater racial hyphenation — is working.

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders backs Obama's agreement with Iran.  Sen. Bernie Sanders, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, announced Friday [8/7/2015] he will support an agreement with Iran to limit its nuclear program.  The Vermont independent issued his statement after President Obama addressed some of Sanders' concerns during a Friday telephone call, according to his office.  He discussed his intention to vote in favor of the agreement during an interview that will be broadcast Sunday [8/9/2015] on "Face the Nation."

Liberalism: From "Mainstreaming Dumb" To "Mainstreaming Crazy".  If there is a part of America that's important or works, liberals are systematically trying to destroy it.  We HAD — emphasis on the word HAD — the best healthcare system in the world before Obamacare.  Under Obama's incompetent leadership, the economy STILL hasn't recovered from the housing crash of 2007.  Marriage was already in trouble; so rather than trying to fix it, liberals were like, "Hey, let's kick that all the way down the stairs with gay marriage!  Then we'll push a refrigerator down the stairs behind it with polygamy next!"  Despite the fact that we now have the first black president, his supporters have spent practically his entire presidency trying to create race riots and foment hatred between black and white Americans.  As a rule, liberals support stupid, counter-productive policies that do more harm than good to the country.

Obama Wants Soviet-Style 5-Year Plan on Infrastructure.  When President Obama signed a law yesterday [7/31/2015] funding federal transportation projects for the next three months, he lamented that the United States did not have a five-year federal plan for transportation — and warned Congress that "big, powerful countries" like the Peoples Republic of China did not do it the way the U.S. is doing it now.  "I guarantee you this is not how China, Germany, other countries around the world — other big, powerful countries around the world — handle their infrastructure," Obama said.

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Can't Define Difference Between Socialist and Democrat.  The reason the head of the DNC cannot tell the difference is because in 2015 the Democrat party has moved so far to the left, they are now fully immersed socialists.  [Video clip]

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Again Won't Explain Difference Between Democrats and Socialists.  This seems to have become a problematic meme for DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz:  Her party's second-most visible candidate, Bernie Sanders, describes himself as a "democratic socialist" — a hot-button term from which many mainstream Democrats seek to distance themselves.  Asked this week by MSNBC's Chris Matthews to describe if there is any difference, Wasserman Schultz was unable to explain it, instead focusing on the obvious distinctions between her party and the Republicans.  NBC's Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd pressed the DNC chairwoman with that same exact question on Sunday morning [8/2/2015], and she once again failed to explain the difference.

The Editor says...
"National Socialism" is where the term Nazi comes from.  It is not unreasonable to say that the Democrats are unable or unwilling to differentiate between themselves and the Nazis.

Bernie Sanders: 'Climate Change Is the Greatest Threat Facing the Planet'.  "The scientific community is virtually unanimous, climate change is real," Sanders said.  "Climate change is caused by human activity."  He said he is opposed to a so-called "all of the above" energy strategy, and the nation must transition to use only renewable sources of energy.  "We need to transform our energy system away from fossil fuel and into sustainable energy," Sanders said.

How the left gets everything wrong.  Example 1: Planned Parenthood is exposed like never before through a brilliant undercover sting operation.  The left's response?  Demonize the messenger and target him with legal action.  Never mind that growing babies inside the womb are being poisoned, dismembered, crushed, squeezed, yanked, ripped, torn apart, sucked out with a vacuum, and killed?  And never mind that for some once living babies it doesn't end there as their butchered bodies are then put through a strainer, poured into glass pie plates, and picked through with tweezers, while ghoulish Planned Parenthood employees laugh and joke and exclaim while looking at the mangled mess of blood and body parts, "It's a baby!" and "Another boy!"

You might be a liberal if ... you're delusional.  You may be a liberal if you believe that allowing working people to keep a few more of the dollars they earned themselves is a "boondoggle" and a "gimmick."  You may be a Massachusetts liberal if you think that the annual sales tax holiday weekend "diverts" money from "education," by which you mean teachers unions, and from "the MBTA," by which you mean handouts for T hacks who retired with full pensions at age 41.  By this definition of diversion, every time you drive past a bank and don't rob it, you have "diverted" the money inside by not stealing it from its rightful owners.

Hillary's 'Progressive' Demise.  Barack Obama is the most "Progressive" of recent, and perhaps of all, American presidents.  Indeed he is the only recent Democratic president rightly characterized as "Progressive" rather than just liberal.  But with massive increases in government debt and food stamp use, declines in labor force participation, the impending insolvency of the Social Security Disability Fund, relentless unemployment among African-Americans and deteriorating race relations, and by far the worst economic "recovery" in modern American history, one has to ask (in the sarcastic style of my Jewish grandma), "This is progress?!?"

Exposed: America's Enemies Within.  My deep desire is to alert my son, daughter, and other non-political hard-working Americans of the moral, spiritual, and cultural evil threatening to overtake our great nation.  No longer are we simply engaged in a battle of ideas — Republican vs. Democrat, liberal vs. conservative.  America's choice of governing has become far more daunting — light vs. darkness, good vs. evil.  "Choose ye this day, whom you will serve."

The Failed Missionary.  [Scroll down]  [President Obama] has created a position at the State Department for a roving gay activist, called the nation's "first special envoy for the human rights of L.G.B.T. persons," to meddle abroad.  Obama has dispatched that envoy to Africa but he wouldn't dare send him to an Islamic conference, say, in Riyadh.  Should Hillary Clinton win the presidency, such positions will multiply.  She was the first Secretary of State to declare gay activism abroad to be a "priority of our foreign policy."

Radical Socialist Bernie Sanders Wants To Toughen Up Gun Laws Not Being Enforced.  Bernie Sanders has been somewhat supportive of gun rights but he is calling for tougher gun laws when the problem seems to be illegal guns or an FBI that falls down on the job.  He also doesn't know what laws we have in place but he knows he wants them to be tougher.

O'Malley: American citizenship is 'a human right'.  Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley took his pro-immigration stance to a new level Friday [7/24/2015] by declaring citizenship "a human right."  O'Malley, who has long been an advocate for illegal immigrant rights, has made amnesty a centerpiece of his campaign since he declared two months ago.  His comments come in response to Texas health officials asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by immigrant parents who were denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children.

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If it's true — and it isn't — that U.S. citizenship is a human right, then one would be able to select and acquire the citizenship of any country in the world — or all of them!  This would result in the dissolution of international borders, and, in no time at all, anarchy.

Time is Running Out: Will Schumer and the Democrats Finally Step Up and Defend America?  While fellow party members may have enjoyed Barack's rewriting ObamaCare, and changing immigration laws to fit their partisan needs, his handing the Iranian Nuclear Arms Deal to the United Nations before Congress has even read it, is very, very different.  It puts Democrats in an extremely tough spot on a two levels.

Progressives' Two-Pronged Attack on America.  It is fair to say that support for America's enemies abroad and criminals at home are the twin pillars of progressivism today.  Since in the real world left-wing social engineering schemes inflict great damage on the human beings selected for experimentation, progressives' most effective tactic is the smear, which they deploy day in, day out, when they run out of arguments, or increasingly nowadays, as their opening argument.  Two recent events illustrate the dual tracks on which progressivism operates in its never-ending campaign to bring down America.

Democrats Want To Outlaw 'Unfair' Work Schedules.  In the name of fairness, congressional Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday [7/15/2015] that would put significant restrictions on how employers schedule their employees. [...] The Schedules That Work Act will add restrictions on how employers can schedule their employees.  If passed, it would ban employers from putting their employees on call, splitting their shifts, sending workers home with no pay, or punishing them for requesting schedule changes.

Cruz: 'The Democratic Party Supports Illegal Immigration'.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) slammed the policy of sanctuary cities tonight, stating that "the Democratic Party supports illegal immigration."  The 2016 GOP presidential candidate said that sanctuary cities have been a "persistent problem" in Texas.  He said that the Democratic mayors who are elected in his state decline to enforce the law.  "It varies in terms of how brazen it is, it's not always as brazen as San Francisco is," he explained.  "But it's a problem when you have cities that are in the control of the Democrats and don't want to follow the law."

Two Sides to Every Story Doesn't Apply to Confederate Flags.  Leftists and grievance groups now feel that the time is ripe to radically alter society.  Their two top "justifications" for eliminating the existing society are the 'legacy of slavery' and Christian "convictions" that inhibit progress; progress as defined by Mr. Obama and the Left. [...] The Left's tactical reasoning is, if a substantial segment of society can be made to believe that a replica of a Confederate flag can motivate a mentally-troubled, drug-addled teen to commit murder, then it will be easy to convince the public that every single Southern custom must be eliminated.  If the South's past can be eliminated, then those same tactics will be employed against American customs that stand in the way of Leftist goals.

Public Pensions Prove Zero Sum Economics.  One of the major appeals in Democrat presidential campaigns is to explain to voters that they need Democrats in office to take money away from the rich.  This is known as the zero sum theory of economic growth:  that at any given time there is a fixed amount of money, and if the rich take too much, less is left for the working class.  As long as the rich stubbornly hang onto their fortunes, Democrats argue, the working class will be prevented from making a good living.  And since the rich own big corporations, they will pay workers as little as possible.  This idea is what Barack Obama had in mind in 2008 when he said he will redistribute money to the working class and poor.

Top 10 reasons to vote Democrat.  [#6]  Vote Democrat because you're way too irresponsible to own a gun, and know that your local police are all you need to protect yourself from murderers and thieves.  You're also thankful you have a 911 service that get police to your home in order to identify your body after a home invasion.

American manufacturing jobs are never coming back.  There is a populist wave sweeping America.  The progressive economic philosophies of liberal Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are resonating, with a big chunk of the voting public seeing progressive populism as a better alternative to the reckless capitalism that many blame for the 2008 financial crash.  But here's the thing:  While both senators are lauded as "progressive," they base a lot of their economic philosophy on an idea rooted in yesteryear:  the return of American manufacturing.

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I don't think left-wing tax-and-spend "progressives" cared about the 2008 financial crash.  Among those who hate capitalism, how many invest in the stock market?

Obama to visit federal prison in push for criminal justice reform.  President Obama will visit a federal prison in Oklahoma next Thursday as part of his push to overhaul the country's criminal-justice system.  Obama will travel to the El Reno Correctional Institution outside of Oklahoma City, becoming the first sitting president to visit a federal prison, White House press secretary Josh Earnest announced Friday [7/10/2015].  While at the prison, the president is likely to commute the sentences of dozens of non-violent drug offenders, The Washington Post reported.

Now Democrats Want to Ban the Words 'Husband' and 'Wife'.  Now that compulsory gay marriage is the law of the land thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court, liberals are reaching out from that decision to see where else they can force the gay lobby's agenda on the country.  Next up is a war against the words "husband" and "wife" because they are somehow "anti-gay."  California Congresscritter Lois Capps is now leading the charge to try to get the two words expunged from federal law.

Dems declare war on words 'husband,' 'wife'.  More than two dozen Democrats have proposed legislation that would eliminate the words "husband" and "wife" from federal law.  Those "gendered terms" would be replaced by "gender-neutral" words like "spouse" or "married couple," according to the bill from Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif.  "The Amend the Code for Marriage Equality Act recognizes that the words in our laws have meaning and can continue to reflect prejudice and discrimination even when rendered null by our highest courts," Capps said.  "Our values as a country are reflected in our laws.  I authored this bill because it is imperative that our federal code reflect the equality of all marriages."

The Editor says...
When the liberals start deleting words from the dictionary, it will be impossible to teach future generations the difference between right and wrong, or the difference between normal and perverse, because the words that describe perversion will have been outlawed.  The normalization of perversion is not only well underway, it's gaining momentum.

Wasserman-Schultz on Bakers Fined $135K Over Wedding Cake: 'You Shouldn't Be Able to Turn People Away'.  Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz said the marriage debate is over.  "The marriage equality decision is settled.  Love is love and now everyone in America enjoys the protection of the United States Constitution when it comes to who they choose to marry legally," Wasserman-Schultz told The Daily Signal.  She also weighed in on the religious liberty debate.  "That doesn't mean that churches and religious institutions have to conduct same-sex marriages and it doesn't mean that religious institutions aren't able to practice their own values.  But, in this country, we do not allow people to discriminate."

Democrat Senator: 1st Amendment Doesn't Apply To Individuals.  Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) says the 1st Amendment's religious liberty protections don't apply to individuals. [...] Democrat Senators Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein already believe that 'freedom of speech' only applies to the mainstream media.  They're both on record claiming that bloggers don't deserve 1st Amendment protections because in their eyes, we aren't genuine journalists.  To them, to be a real journalist you have to work for a nationally recognized media conglomerate, have a degree from an accredited school of journalism, collect a paycheck and be answerable to an editor for what you say.  In other words, they (the government) want the power to threaten to have you fired if you dare speak out of line.  Bloggers, being self employed, in their opinion, are renegades because they have no way to intimidate us into silence.

How the Left Fails.  Everywhere we look, the things we love are under siege by progressives.  They outlaw our religious symbols, they try to outlaw our guns, they apply laws unequally a la Jim Crow, they leave our borders wide open, they call us racists, they complicate our professional lives with useless regulation, and they force our children to eat nasty food in quantities barely fit for hummingbirds.  Then they add insult to injury by teaching our children the virtues of doing all these things.  That's a whole lot of stuff to tolerate.  One might ask if there is anything else the left can possibly do to put American dreams and traditions further and further out of reach.

United We Stood, Divided We'll Fall.  [Scroll down]  There would be no rainbow White House if they'd already defeated conservative Americans because they really, honestly don't care.  What they do care about is the slow, steady destruction of freedom.  For every group they claim to support there is an opportunity to further decimate the constitutional freedoms in this country.  They pass laws that require business owners to hire identified candidates regardless of their qualifications or demeanor, require colleges to give preference to certain applicants even if they were lower on every measure of merit, force states to abandon their autonomy and succumb to the ruling elite.  The list goes on of their small victories on the road to totalitarian rule.  But they've found their winning formula, the strategy that will finish this country off, turning Americans against America.

America's Destiny in the Balance.  Beginning in the 1930's, under the aegis of Franklin Roosevelt, the nation began a drift to the left as a reaction to the Great Depression.  However, those truly committed to socialist/Marxist philosophy and tactics remained in the shadows until the 1960's. [...] This swarm of locusts soon enveloped the higher levels of academia spawning countless clones to further infiltrate all strata of society — most notably the mainstream media, the entertainment complex and the ultimate target:  the Democratic Party.  These vital segments of the culture are now instruments of indoctrination, propaganda and political power.  The curriculum throughout all levels of schooling and the scripts of movies and television shows were gradually but inexorably altered to reflect the American left's mindset, not only about governing, but their determination to undermine basic societal moral and religious underpinning as a necessary step in assuring that an eventual ill-educated and dependent populace would look to a government controlled by a single political party as their savior and provider.

Bernie Sanders: Obamacare not enough.  Bernie Sanders isn't satisfied with the Supreme Court's affirmation last week of President Barack Obama's health care law.  Instead, the Democratic presidential hopeful said on Sunday [6/28/2015] he wants the United States to adopt a "Medicare-for-all" single-payer health care plan.

Progressive Mass Hysteria.  The idea of gay marriage in 2008 earned unapologetic disapproval from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.  The liberal voters of California twice rejected the idea in statewide plebiscites.  But after years of constant harangues in the media, boycotts, public ostracisms, and ad hominem attacks on the integrity of skeptics, the liberal political establishment — many of whose members are recipients of large amounts of cash from wealthy gay donors — suddenly flipped.  A sort of collective hysteria took over from there.  In 2008 there was common assent on the part of the Democratic party's leadership that the three-millennia-old belief that marriage involved different sexes would prevail, while a separate rubric, "civil union," would be invented for homosexual couples.  But by 2012 that notion was not merely outdated, but taboo.  Almost overnight, supporting the erstwhile Obama position of permitting civil unions but rejecting gay marriage became tantamount to career suicide.

Obama's Overtime Fantasy.  Senator Bernie Sanders, the irascible Vermont socialist, has been making a strange complaint as he grumpily stumps for the anyone-but-Hillary vote:  Americans are working too much — more than the Japanese, he laments, more than the Brits, and much more — he says this with a smirk — than the French.  President Obama apparently agrees, and his Department of Labor is planning to propose a new rule that will encourage businesses of many kinds to cut their employees' hours.

Dems need a Plan 'B'.  With Democrats suddenly realizing their nominee is going to be a socialist or a baggage-laden throwback with honesty issues, the often-dismissed vice president is looking pretty, pretty good.  What seemed laughable just a few weeks ago is now getting serious consideration from Democratic power brokers panicked at the evaporation of Hillary Clinton's poll numbers and the rise of ultra-left Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Will Democrats Apologize for Slavery and Segregation?  Dear Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz: [...] In 1860 your platform said:  "Resolved, That the Democratic party will abide by the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States upon these questions of Constitutional law."  This was, in fact, an endorsement of the infamous Dred Scott decision by the Court, a decision which legal scholars say was designed to write slavery into the Constitution.  And your party approved of it.  As the Civil War was ending your party opposed the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment — which ended slavery. [...] For decades your party gave free rein to the Klan and its rabid, racist violence.  In 1924 the Klan ran your Democratic Convention in New York's Madison Square Garden, known to history as the "Klan bake" convention.  Time and time and time again your party selected Klan members to represent it in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House as well as state governorships and all manner of local officials.

Will Dems apologize?  In an open letter to DNC Chairman Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz, Jeffrey Lord provides a readout of the tangled history of the Democratic Party with slavery, segregation, lynching, and the Ku Klux Klan.  Lord draws on the Democratic Party platforms of 1840, 1844, 1856 and 1860.  He adds that, as the Civil War drew to a close, the Democrats opposed the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment (ending slavery), and proceeded afterwards also to oppose the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments.  Lord has more, all in the spirit of the moment; Lord calls on Schultz to apologize on behalf of the party.

When Erasing Symbols of Slavery, Don't Forget the Democratic Party.  [Scroll down]  Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren (anti-abolitionist), James K. Polk (slavery compromiser), and Stephen A. Douglas (slavery fence-sitter) founded the current Democratic Party.  The abolitionists wandered in the wilderness for a while, mixing with Whigs, and finally coalescing into the Republican Party in 1854, with abolition as its singular purpose.  During the first half of the 1800's, slavery was a contentious and persistent issue.  Many slave owners and Democrats viewed slavery as a necessary evil, and abolition as unnecessary contention.  Thomas Jefferson advocated for mass emancipation and deportation, for he viewed the black race as too childish, and based on the 1791 Haiti rebellion, unable to handle the anger engendered by their enslavement.  Another common view held that the black race was simply unable to care for itself, and thus slaves were better off under the care of their masters, and that slavery only needed greater compassion, a view still held by the Democratic Party to this day.  Why do you think Democrats promote government assistance programs for African Americans?

Democrats veer left then blast everyone else for being 'right wing'.  Hillary Clinton knows she has more baggage than Newark Airport.  She doesn't care, because she is counting on two strong forces to carry her to victory:  Demographics and the leftward turn in American culture. [...] Since just the middle of the last decade, there has been a huge increase in support for gay marriage, legalized marijuana and single parenthood.  These changes favor Democrats, as does increasing ethnic diversity.

The Republican Party is a party of ideas; the Democratic Party is a party of interests.
Why is the Democratic Party So Disciplined?  For years I've been marveling at the extraordinary discipline of the Democratic Party.  For me it started with the Clinton impeachment in 1998.  Right through the 2000s it was amazing to experience the Democrats uniformly reciting their talking points and catchphrases from what seemed to be the same email.  Then there was ObamaCare and Speaker Nancy Pelosi seemed to have absolute control of the Democratic members.  Dozens of moderates like Bart Stupak walked the plank for the good of the party.  How do they do it, I wondered?  How do they tell their rebels to stuff it?  Who tells them "you'll never work in this town again?"  Well, now Peggy Noonan has told us why and how.

It's Democrats, Not Republicans, Who Are The Extremists.  Despite the constantly stated claim that Republicans have moved to the extreme right while Democrats have remained a bunch of perfectly reasonable moderates, the fact is that it's the Democratic party that is driving to the ideological corner, as shown by a Gallup report released on Thursday [6/18/2015].

Obama Praises 'Good Idea' to Have More Women on American Money.  President Obama signaled support for putting the faces of more women on American money during a speech in Kansas City on Wednesday [6/17/2015].  "Last week a young girl wrote to ask me why aren't there any women on our currency," Obama said.

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Raise your hand if you believe that a little girl spontaneously and coincidentally wrote to Barack H. Obama to ask a feminist question about U.S. currency, just last week.  Yeah.  Neither do I.

Micro-totalitarianism.  Word games are just one of the ways of silencing politically incorrect ideas, instead of debating them.  Demands that various conservative organizations be forced to reveal the names of their donors are another way of silencing ideas by intimidating people who facilitate the spread of those ideas.  Whatever the rationale for wanting those names, the implicit threat is retaliation.  This same tactic was used, decades ago, by Southern segregationists who tried to force black civil rights organizations to reveal the names of their donors, in a situation where retaliation might have included violence as well as economic losses.

Obama, Cuomo and de Blasio: The 3 stooges of the apocalypse.  [Scroll down]  The biggest change is that America, the modern world's anchor of stability and security, is being roiled by a never-ending loop of turmoil and division.  Mankind's last resort feels unsettled and unreliable, adding to the sense of impending danger.  The lion's share of the blame belongs to our awful governments, from New York City to Albany to Washington.  I can think of no other period when we simultaneously had such terrible leaders and ineffective lawmakers at all three levels.  They seem to feed on each other's worst instincts, competing to lay claim to the most sweeping changes, no matter the method or impact.

Dems want police license for handguns — photos, fingerprints, background check.  House and Senate Democrats have opened a campaign to get states to require a license issued by police, complete with fingerprints and photos, before buying a handgun, even from a friend or family member.  The Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act of 2015, introduced Thursday [6/11/2015], would also provide a taxpayer-funded federal grant to implement the program, which proponents say will help to cut down on gun violence and deaths.

Hitler and Mussolini were "progressives" and men of the left.  Daniel Hannan cuts through the disinformation routinely spewed by the pundit class to reveal the true historical nature of fascism, albeit as it pertains to British politics.  The lessons, however, are applicable here as well.

Indiana Democrats Are Worried Their Candidates Aren't Pro-Gay Marriage Enough.  Public opinion is moving so quickly on gay marriage that even its supporters are struggling to keep up.  Such in [sic] the case in Indiana, which was at the center of the national LGBT-rights debate this spring after a "religious freedom" bill was met with overwhelming opposition from voters and business leaders.  In a state where same-sex marriage only become legal in 2014, this year's backlash against the measure was an unpleasant surprise for state Republicans, including Gov. Mike Pence, whose image and approval suffered in the wake of the controversy.

Bernie Sanders: Let's Spend $5.5 Billion to Employ 1 Million Young People.  The Employ Young Americans Now Act is the sort of legislation that would have struggled even in a Democratic Congress.  In a Capitol controlled by Republicans, it might as well propose taxing churches to pay for sex reassignment surgeries on a moon base.  The legislation, introduced by Michigan Representative John Conyers, would create a $5.5 billion fund, $4 billion earmarked for the employment of people between 16 and 24, $1.5 billion for job training grants.  There are no pay-fors.  It would ask a Congress that is dead-set against "big government" to employ people, with the help of big government.

The Democratic Party's Growing Radicalism.  For those Democrats who insist their party is utterly mainstream, pragmatic rather than ideological, and right in the center of American politics, I have some news for you:  You're not.  The New York Times published a story reporting that Bernie Sanders — that would be the socialist Bernie Sanders, referred to by the Times as "the Senate's most left-wing member" — is not only gaining momentum in Iowa, he has "been inspiring fervor among the Democratic base."  And how he has.  The Times story points to the fact the Sanders drew 700 people to an event on Thursday night [5/28/2015] in Davenport, the largest rally in the state for any single candidate this campaign season.

The Soft-Soaping Of Socialism In The U.S..  Bernie Sanders is coming on as a presidential contender, while polls show surprisingly large parts of the public look favorably on the socialism he espouses.  The public apparently has forgotten socialism's record.

Left's Gifts to Language.  [Scroll down]  Liberal legislators nationwide are casually adopting laws to include this new and exciting language into the public realm because they are pressured.  Pressure by small, vocal and dedicated groups like LGBTQ result in huge societal impacts because once it's law, implementation of it forces this 'inclusionary" language to be considered as common as pencils.  Liberal legislators know they gain additional votes for their next election, and gain a very loyal constituency whose impact far Warren outweighs their numbers.  Because laws don't really attach to any of them personally (legislation is essentially anonymous as to its origins) they don't worry criticism will attach to them; they will even verbally side with critics.  Say one thing, vote another; it happens all the time in politics.

Slim Pickings.  The Democratic presidential candidates are a sad lot.  Hillary Clinton is clumsily positioning herself inside the left wing of her party.  She won't take questions.  Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is 73, looks 10 years older, and says a 90 percent income-tax rate would be fine with him.  Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island didn't run for reelection as governor in 2014 because his approval rating was so low.  Jim Webb, the former senator from Virginia, is a better novelist than politician.  As a campaigner, he's invisible.  Martin O'Malley, ex-governor of Maryland, is chiefly famous for his enthusiasm for taxing anything and everything.

The Left Goes Insane.  [Scroll down]  What are a few of the insane ideas being promulgated as truth by progressives?  One current insanity on the home front is the concept of "gender fluidity."  Translated from newspeak into everyday language, "gender fluidity" means that any man can declare himself by fiat to be a woman — or vice versa.  Another is that the unborn child within the womb is not really human but is "potential human life."  It is insane to say that a fetus is a potential human being.  It either is human or it is not.  Yet another sign the Left is completely detached from reality is the idea is that money may, like gender, be declared to be money strictly by fiat without any particular regard to underlying worth.

Differences Between Left and Right.  Most Americans hold either liberal or conservative positions on most matters.  In many instances, however, they would be hard pressed to explain their position or the position they oppose.  But if you can't explain both sides, how do you know you're right?  At the very least, you need to understand both the liberal and conservative positions in order to effectively understand your own.

Hillary Clinton, Bill de Blasio and the false god of American politics.  [Scroll down]  Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, however, may result in robots replacing workers.  Food will be ordered from a computer at your table.  It's already happening in some restaurants.  Bolstering unions means more workers paying more dues so more unions can give more money to the Democratic Party.  National paid sick leave?  Why do liberals focus so much on time off instead of productivity?  Such a policy would be ripe for abuse.  Pre-school, if it's public and made mandatory by politicians, would give liberals an even earlier start at shaping young minds into their political and social image by getting kids attuned to the things liberals believe to be true.

Bernie Sanders Introduces "Free College For All Act".  Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), the recently-announced progressive candidate for president, has introduced a new piece of legislation that is designed to give young people from low and middle-income families the opportunity of a lifetime:  To attend public colleges or universities for free.  "It is a national disgrace that hundreds of thousands of young Americans today do not go to college, not because they are unqualified, but because they cannot afford it," he said in a statement on Tuesday [5/19/2015].

The Editor says...
(1)  What does he mean by "free" education at a public college?  I suspect there are a number of strings attached:  You will probably owe the government some number of hours (or years) of "community service" afterward, and you will probably emerge from the government  university  indoctrination center full of left-wing propaganda and an overwhelming urge to expand the government and rely upon it heavily.  (2) Those who really are college material can always find a way to pay for it, and do so without going into debt.  If you take out a huge loan to get a four-year degree with a really easy major, you won't be employable.  Or a really unmarketable major:  You may have a passion for underwater archaeology, but that doesn't mean you can make a living at it.  It is far better to go to welding school and have a steady job.

Rep. Johnson on Taxes: 'We Don't Have Enough'.  Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) says when it comes to taxes, "we don't have enough to do what the government — and do what the country needs the government to do and that's the problem."

Democrats Push Bans and Reporting Requirements for Online Ammo Sales.  Democrats are pushing legislation which bans online ammunition sales that do not include a face-to-face exchange of IDs and which requires ammunition dealers to report any purchases of more than 1,000 rounds.

If They Can't Get Your Guns, They'll Get Your Ammo.  The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2015 was introduced by Rep. Bonnie Watson (D-NJ).  The bill would regulate online ammunition sales much the same way online gun sales are regulated, which means that a consumer would not be able to have an online ammunition purchase delivered to his home, but rather would have to display a photo ID to an "authorized dealer" to retrieve his purchase.  I know Democrats like to pretend you can go on a gun-shopping spree and have your pile of guns delivered to your front door, but you can't.  This is the first step in trying to ban online ammunition sales, no matter how they spin it.

The unhinged Left: Liberal reaction to Kirsten Powers' book.  In one sense, the Left's immediate meltdown over Kirsten Powers' new book highlighting its intolerance was perfectly timed to sell a book.  But in another way, "The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech" predicted the reaction from the Left before a word was even published.  Either way, the book is explosive.  It carefully details the fall of free speech and the rise of the new intolerants on the left.

The Unassailable Virtue of Victims.  If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency in 2016 she will not only be the nation's first woman president but our second affirmative-action president.  By affirmative-action president I mean that she, like Barack Obama, will have got into office partly for reasons extraneous to her political philosophy or to her merits, which, though fully tested while holding some of the highest offices in the land, have not been notably distinguished. [...] How have we come to the point where we elect presidents of the United States not on their intrinsic qualities but because of the accidents of their birth: because they are black, or women, or, one day doubtless, gay, or disabled — not, in other words, for themselves but for the causes they seem to embody or represent, for their status as members of a victim group?

Poll: Democrats now view socialism as favorably as they view capitalism.  What's the key factor here?  Democrats drifting left over time as Clinton's coalition was replaced by Obama's?  Or the word "socialism" being watered down since its Cold War heyday?  The One promised us a transformational presidency.  Mission accomplished.

Obama: Wealthiest people aren't 'evil,' they just make too much money.  President Obama doesn't think rich people are bad people — he just says they make too much money.  "I'm not saying this because I dislike hedge fund managers or think they are evil," Obama said Tuesday [5/12/2015] at a panel discussion on poverty, after pointing out that the top 25 hedge fund managers combined make more money than all the Kindergarten teachers in the U.S.  "You pretty much have more than you'll ever use and your family will ever use."

AIDS: Feds Recommend New Rules To Ease Blood Ban For Gay Men.  The Food and Drug Administration released draft guidance Tuesday that recommends reforming a three-decade-old rule that bans blood donations from men who have had sex with another man. [...] U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin hailed the proposal as progress, but said in a statement to BuzzFeed News that "it doesn't go far enough."

Democratic Party Support Of Israel Died Twenty Years Ago.  The truth is Israel is not a bi-partisan issue and hasn't been bi-partisan for over two decades.  On Thursday [5/7/2015] House Democrats once again proved that Democratic Party support of Israel is not strong.

The Democrat Party's Growing Embrace of Anti-Semitism.  Anti-Israel rants by Black radicals are nothing new; nor is Black anti-Semitism.  But injecting them into a Democratic primary campaign via a publicly circulated flyer suggests that the anti-Israel, anti-Semitic Black left has become emboldened.  Why?  Perhaps it's because President Obama has been so eager to attack Israel, though not, of course, as viciously as Edwards' supporters have.  Israel bashing is now acceptable for left-wing Democratic officer holders.

Liberals do themselves no favor by denying their ideology.  Another beloved trinket in the nest of notions that make up elite groupthink is that liberals not only haven't moved left, but they aren't even liberals at all.  A week doesn't go by without Barack Obama insisting that he's merely a pragmatist and problem-solver, with nary an ideological ax to grind.

Bernie Sanders brings wealth of 19th century ideas to Democratic '16 race.  Bored by 24 years of being ignored in Congress, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has entered the presidential race in his bid to be the Democratic Party's ABC (Anybody But Clinton) candidate this year, where he will be ignored by millions of voters.  His entrance pushes the median age of a Democratic candidate to 70 as the 73-year-old joins Elizabeth Warren, 65, Hillary Clinton, 67, and Joe Biden 72 in the battle to be the least unelectable candidate the party can find for 2016.

Bernie Sanders is an avowed socialist. 52 percent of Democrats are OK with that.  When he first won election to the House in 1990, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) embraced his political identity.  "I am a socialist and everyone knows that," Sanders said, responding to an ad that tried to link him to the regime of Fidel Castro.  He continued:  "They also understand that my kind of democratic socialism has nothing to do with authoritarian communism."  Times change.  With the Cold War fading in the rear view mirror, being nice to Cuba isn't the political liability that it once was.  And no longer does the term "socialist" carry the same stigma it once did — in part because self-identified socialists are few and far between.

In 2016 Dem race, Bernie Sanders is the new Elizabeth Warren.  As he formally announces his run for the presidency, it is nothing short of astonishing that Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont socialist who will be 75 years old on Inauguration Day 2017, has emerged as Hillary Clinton's leading opponent in the race for the Democratic nomination.  But that is what has happened.  A new Iowa survey by the Democratic polling firm PPP finds Clinton with an overwhelming lead over the Democratic pack — no news there.  But PPP also found that, while the former secretary of state is the choice of 62 percent of Democrats surveyed, Sanders is now in double digits, with 14 percent saying they support him.

Friendly Reminder: 52 Percent Of Democrats View Socialism Favorably.  [W]hile some might scoff at Sen. Bernie Sander's (I-VT) self-described "democratic socialism and think it won't resonate with the electorate, let's not forget the Reason-Rupe poll that showed just as many Democrats who viewed capitalism favorably, viewed socialism with the same regard.  Philip Bump at the Washington Post noted this flashback today, but also included that self-avowed socialists have done miserably in national elections.

Hillary Clinton always seems to be zigging when others zag.  As if the flap over fundraising at her family foundation weren't enough, now Hillary Clinton has to deal with Bernie Sanders.  The big story here is that an avowed socialist who voted with the Democratic Party in the Senate, but wouldn't join it, now feels comfortable seeking its presidential nomination.  This says a lot about the party's long-term ideological trajectory, and Clinton's compatibility with it, or lack thereof.

Anarchy in Baltimore.  Liberals must blame "society," despite the fact that the "publicly appointed guardians of order" answer to a "society" (i.e., the citizens of Baltimore) who in 2012 gave 87% of their votes to Barack Obama.  Yet it is predictable that, to people whose politics is a simple devotion to (a) electing Democrats and (b) supporting liberal policies, the evidence of failure leaves them angry, confused and hunting for scapegoats.  Democrats cannot be blamed, nor can the party's most loyal constituents be held responsible, and the possibility that liberalism is itself the problem [...] This is the political gospel of modern liberalism:  People who vote 87% Democrat are never to be blamed for anything they do wrong.

Gay Marriage: A Trojan Horse Movement.  The Left doesn't care about gay rights, any more than they care about civil rights, welfare rights, minority rights, animal rights or any other "rights."  According to the Left, "the issue is never the issue; the issue is always the revolution."  The various "rights" the Left has aggressively promoted over the years are merely vehicles to advance the Left's power.

For the Left, Society's Death is Victory.  Now that the left has gotten its way in America, crushing its enemies, inflicting everything from socialized medicine to mandatory gay marriages on the masses, the excitement is gone.  Even pro-criminal policies, the straw that once broke the left's electoral back, have been accepted by Republicans.  What's left except trying to sell Hillary Clinton as the exciting face of the future, a task that even the left seems to lack the stomach for.  The excitement died once Obama took over.  Suddenly those inspiring speeches no longer inspired.  The speeches were the same teleprompter pabulum mixing bad poetry with worse diction, but there was no longer anything to push against except a frustrated Republican opposition in Congress.  The left had won and victory was boring.  Obama took to golfing.  He only seemed to come alive by campaigning so he campaigned all the time in an endless non-stop cultural revolution.

'Hillary Thinks She Is Bigger Than God'.  Hillary believed since at least her college days that religion needed a serious overhaul if not entire junking; a trait that has been believed by every dyed-in-the-wool "Progressive" since the 19th century.

Thanks, governor, for showing how wage gap is not the result of bias.  [T]his is exactly the kind of sham social science that the media parrots every year on "Equal Pay Day" — the date that is supposed to represent how many extra days a woman needs to work to earn as much as a man works in a normal 365-day year.  We are told, thus, that women in the aggregate earn approximately 70 percent of what men in the aggregate earn during a year.  Because that number is associated with the phrase "Equal Pay for Equal Work," we are suppose to be shocked, dismayed and go vote for Democrats at the next election.  But, of course, the 70 percent number that is trotted out (or whatever number is used that year) has NOTHING to do with discrimination.

Multi-Millionaire Hillary Clinton Launches Populist Attack on CEO Pay.  Newly-minted Democratic candidate for president and multi-millionaire Hillary Clinton is testing a theme for her new campaign:  A populist attack on the tax rates paid by fund managers and CEOs.  Clinton comes to the issue because various voices to her left, like Senator Elizabeth Warren, have made income inequality a staple of the Democrat Party political discussion.  In an obvious effort to keep up with the Warrenses, Hillary is now going after CEOs.

Environmentalism and Envy.  The left's scheme is always to bring down the highflying objects of envy, usually by means of taxation or by outlawing the pleasures enjoyed by the social classes envied.  Ironically, the persons envied often join in the schemes directed against themselves.  Warren Buffet, a billionaire many times over, advocates higher taxation of the rich.  Richard Branson, the owner of an airline that gulps jet fuel by the tanker load, whines about global warming and implicitly the need to restrict the use of fossil fuels.

Hillary Clinton's Candidacy Is Depressing.  She has accomplished nothing, but she's a woman (who's a liberal), and that's all that matters to the Left.

The redistribution racket.  In recent years, though, blue states such as California, Illinois, Delaware, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland and Minnesota adopted this very strategy, and they raised taxes on their wealthy residents.  How did it work out?  Almost all of these states lag behind the national average in growth of jobs and incomes.  So, if income redistribution policies are the solution to shrinking the gap between rich and poor, why do they fail so miserably in the states?

Governor Moonbeam Regulates Bathroom Activities.  Changing behavior is what liberal fascists are all about.  For them change — specifically, coerced change — is an end in itself.  Stalin figured it out long ago:  control food, control people.  But Democrats are doing him one better.  Control water, control food production and people.  How will the authorities know if you took too long in the shower?  One way is if your neighbors rat you out, just as in any other police state.  Another is the smart meter: [...]

California Lawmakers Present Bills to Protect Undocumented Immigrants.  A group of California lawmakers on Tuesday [4/7/2015] presented a package of measures to strengthen protection of undocumented immigrants and thus alleviate the "political paralysis" in Congress over approving immigration reform.  "In California, there are about 40 million residents... of Mexican, Central American and Asian origin. So, today we're presenting a package of 10 measures to protect undocumented immigrants," Kevin de Leon, the Democratic president pro tempore of the California Senate, told Efe.

The Brutality of Obama and the Left.  The left has been marching through America for decades, destroying traditional America as it goes.  Ransacking our institutions.  Torching our values and virtues.  Shredding constitutional rights and undercutting the rule of law.  If it's possible to ransack, torch, shred, and undercut by enfolding actions in the language and symbols of traditional America, and the language of "compassion," the vintage left did so.  The telling contrast is that today's left is dropping the cloak.  It still pays lip service to compassion (toss in fairness and equality).  But the modern left's approach contains stridency, brazenness — open brutality... more of the naked iron fist. [...] The left doesn't really want a free people.  It wants power — power to radically change America.

Liberals and their Social Justice Warrior Thugs Celebrate Holy Week.  Democracy, according to H.L. Mencken, is giving the people what they want, good and hard.  Now Americans have ObamaCare good and hard, but they can't keep their doctor.  Now it turns out that gay marriage is not about love but humiliating Christians.  Now it turns out that keeping the campus safe means that your son gets stripped of his due-process rights.  This is the beginning of clarity.  It gives Republican politicians easy sound-bites.  "They" promised you could keep your doctor, and they delivered higher premiums and deductibles.  "They" said gay marriage was about love and equality. Now they are sending virtual mobs out against mom-and-pop pizza joints.  "They" said that one in five college women faced sexual harassment.  Now your friend's kid has a black mark on his record forever.  I could go on.  "They" promised affordable housing, and crashed the financial system.  "They" promised college for all, and bankrupted our kids with debt.

Obama wants to turn America against Israel.  [Scroll down]  The Democratic Party has been moving away from support for Israel for years.  This has been proven by poll after poll regarding the party affiliation of those who sympathize and support Israel.  There was a visual manifestation of this reality three years ago.  During the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama had maneuvered through his minions to remove from the plank longstanding support for Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

A List Of Things Potential Senate Minority Leader Schumer Has Tried To Ban.  It's long been said that the most dangerous place in Washington is between Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and a TV camera. [...] So what kind of leader is Chuck Schumer?  He is among the very most trivial politicians to serve in that crucible of triviality, mediocrity, and dead weight we call the U.S. Senate.  Here's a list of quickly ginned-up headlines of what our next illustrious Senate leader has been up to over his time in Washington.

Time for the Obamadorian Reaction.  Obama believes the fallacy that all ultra-reformers believe in.  The perfectibility of man.  If given the right education, the right worldview, the right morality, we would all get along.  It is the signature error of all revolutions gone awry. [...] Obama will not be reasoned with.  He is besmitten.  He actually conceives of Islam as no different than other religions.  Just needs some fine-tuning.  He actually thinks socialism works.  He thinks LGBT advances will improve society.  His wife thinks kids will prefer carrot juice to soda pop apart from deadly force.

Liberals Find An Excuse To Abandon Israel.  Israel is a liberal nation — in the best sense of the word — but it's not a leftist one.  And for increasing numbers of Democrats, the center-right consensus of Israeli politics is unacceptable, immoral and bigoted, incompatible with their conception of American values.

Dem Suggests Kids Should Be Drug-Tested Before They Can Inherit From Their Parents.  Democratic Rep. Linda Sanchez offered a baffling defense of the death tax Wednesday [3/18/2015] during a hearing examining the sometimes unbearable burden it places on family farms and businesses.  People receiving food stamps have to pass drug tests or meet work requirements to receive taxpayer dollars, Sanchez reasoned, so it's only fair that those "lucky" enough to inherit wealth should have to do something to earn it or, in this case, pay a tax.  "What work requirements are there to inherit up to $10 million tax free?" she asked a witness, rhetorically.

Dems Push ATF To Ban Bullets Now.  Congressional Democrats are demanding the ATF use "existing authority" to ban a popular bullet.  The move comes just days after the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives backed off a proposal to ban the M855 green-tip cartridges, one of the most popular bullets used in AR-15 rifles.  The public comment period for the proposed ban closes Monday but in the face of overwhelming public opposition the ATF announced last week that they were going back to the drawing board.  Not good enough for Democrats.  They sent a letter, obtained by The Hill, which says the ATF needs to act to keep, "dangerous ammunition out of our communities."

Black Caucus Pushes Hard for Ferguson-Inspired Reform in Missouri Legislature.  Missouri House Speaker John Diehl (R) promised in January that the state's legislature, the General Assembly, would not "have a Ferguson agenda" in response to the rioting that followed the shooting death of Michael Brown. [...] But then the Department of Justice released a report detailing racist emails that had been sent by police and court officials in Ferguson.  It was followed by a flurry of legislation that rained down on the Missouri statehouse.  Proposals have been introduced that would mandate body cameras on police officers, cut the revenue local governments pull in from traffic tickets, and tighten reporting policies to detect racial profiling.  Legislation has also been introduced that would do away with Missouri's grand jury system.  However, members of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus are accusing Republicans of blocking their proposals.

Liz Warren: The next Obama.  [Scroll down]  Obama is the most extreme leftist ever to become president.  He has no real commitment to the U.S. Constitution, as he has said himself, but he obviously does have a yen for Islamist extremists like the Muslim Brotherhood and the Iranian mullahs.  Remember, these are seriously delusional people.  They think they deserve untrammeled power over the rest of us, because they, and only they, know how to run things.  They believe that regular Americans are stupid, when they believe in the viability of Marxism, the global warming fraud, and killing off U.S. energy independence.  But they are experts at political deception and manipulation, and the public is still mostly in the dark.

Obama's Budget Plan: Tax And Spend With A Vengeance.  When the president released his budget in February, he said it was full of new ideas for the 21st century.  But now we know it's just good old tax-and-spend liberalism.  Obama went on to say "these proposals are practical, not partisan" and bragged how his budget would cut future deficits by $1.8 trillion "primarily from reforms in health programs, our tax code and immigration."  But a Congressional Budget Office review of the budget shows it's little more than a call for more spending, far higher taxes, ever-growing deficits and steadily expanding debt.  Not exactly the "new era of responsibility" that Obama promised when he took office.

Will Hillary Break The Criminal Conduct Glass Ceiling?  Democrats have perfected the art of elevating identity as the cardinal attribute of anyone running for office.  Multi-culturalism, race, gender, and sexual preference are used to neutralize so-called white male privilege to advance the tyranny of equal outcomes.  Identity preferences first trumped competence and accomplishment.  That's how Barack Obama was sworn in as the first black president.  Next up is to elevate a woman to the White House.

The Men Who Would Be Kings.  Hillary will rule by divine right.  The god of Politcal Correctness has commanded that in atonement for its past sins, America is condemned to vote for a succession of Firsts.  The historic First Black President, the First Woman President, First American Indian President, First Illegal Alien President ... ad infinitum, until the albatross falls from its neck.  But even loyal liberal Greg Sargent is starting to worry, if only because the Obama courtiers may not be much welcome during a Hillareign.  "Maybe it's time for a real Democratic presidential primary," Sargent writes.  Sure why not?  You would think the "Democratic" party might occasionally remember Democracy.  But for now it is enamored of aristocracy.

Liberals against Perversion?  President Obama says that we are not at war with Islam but with those who have perverted Islam.  Since when have liberals been against perversion?  Name one other perversion they are against. [...] Liberals have ruined education.  They have turned civil rights into uncivil wrongs.  They have spoken power to truth.  They have politicized the churches.  They slaughter millions of birds with their [...] wind turbines.  They have turned reporters into propagandists.  They trick people into wearing ugly clothes and bizarre hairstyles.  They call noise music.  They design ugly buildings.  They even like weird furniture.  They don't mind perverting education, rights, truth, God's creatures, news, clothes, hair, music, architecture, furniture, anything, anything, anything, anything but Islam.

Democrats Fighting for Unions and Against the Middle Class.  Across the country, state governments have righted the ship from the brink of numerous fiscal disasters by decreasing the power of unions to coercively force members to join and to collectively bargain on non-salary issues (and thus hide budgetary costs).  Within the private sector, the evidence continues to mount that unions are bad for the economy, bad for good employees, and bad for all workers in that they reduce the pool of available jobs.

The Secular Religion of the Left.  The left can be summed up as moral materialism.  It is a secular religion that claims to add a moral dimension to materialism.  Its obsessions are largely economic, from its early class warfare focus to its modern environmentalism.  Even its racial politics code class warfare by skin color.

A Marxist View of the Democrats' Entitlement Economy.  Karl Marx, considered the founding figure in the rise of communism, divided all persons into two classes: the bourgeoisie and the proletariat. [...] It is important to understand that Karl Marx never spoke of food stamps, welfare, and free health care as a remedy for the exploitation of the worker.  He held that workers should unite together and run the government so that all are treated equally and no one class exploits the other; that the wages and benefits to workers should be fair and equitable.  So when Democrats take the language of Marxism and use it to enable entitlement creation they are not following Marx's theory of class society.

The Left's War on White America.  When you teach black youths that criticizing the president is racist, that Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown were murdered by whites, that black flash mob attacks, the knockout game, polar bearing hunting, and assassinations of police are to be expected. [...] Lying to the American people comes easy to the left.  The Left considers the sabotage of national race relations acceptable collateral damage to recruit minority voters.

State Sen. Tony Avella wants to ban machete possession in New York.  The sale of machetes should be outlawed after several recent attacks, a Queens pol said Wednesday [2/18/2015].  State Sen. Tony Avella plans to introduce a bill to ban the possession of the scary blades in New York.

Obama Changed His Party, Not the Country.  As a presidential candidate, President Obama expressed his desire to "change the trajectory of America" along the lines of Ronald Reagan, rebuking the legacy of Bill Clinton's pragmatic presidency in the process.  Now that his own presidency is winding down, Obama is finding that his main legacy is only half-achieved.  He has indeed transformed the Democratic party to his liking, but failed to get anyone else to follow suit.  At the same time, there's no doubt he's successfully pushed Democrats to adopt his favored policies with minimal dissent — and that will have lasting consequences for many elections to come.

Virginia Democrats Flee Vote on Pro-Israel Resolution.  Around 20 Democratic members of the Virginia house of delegates twice fled the chamber in Richmond earlier this month during a vote on a resolution supporting the state of Israel.

The Democratic case for Impeachment.  The notion of casting their ballots for a young, good-looking, articulate, black-American struck the right nerve for millions of voters.  But his obsessive desires to fundamentally change America into debt-laden, socialist utopia for bisexual transgender unionized illegals do not.

The Democrats' green energy dream is becoming their nightmare.  Like so many other scandalous episodes, the media long ago dismissed the controversy surrounding the green energy firm Solyndra.  A little corruption at taxpayer expense is the cost of doing green business, the left-leaning members of the press apparently tell themselves. [...] For years, Democratic politicians have been untouched by the scandalous antics of the green firms they supported.  But the Democrats' green energy chickens are finally coming home to roost.

Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'We Have to Take on the Billionaire Class'.  Sen. Bernie Sanders, a socialist from Vermont, says he has not decided if he will run for president in 2016, but if he does, the nation's "grotesque" income inequality will be his issue:  "This is where I am right now," Sanders told MSNBC on Monday [2/9/2015]:  "The great moral and economic and political issue of our time is the grotesque level of wealth and income inequality that we are experiencing.

Hating the Duggars.  Every day seems to bring another example of intolerance by a shocking number of people on the American left.  Whether progressives/liberals are picketing, denouncing, demonizing, boycotting, and seeking to shut down florists and bakers and photographers who — pleading their First Amendment rights of religious freedom — beg not to be forced to service a same-sex marriage ceremony, or whether they're suing Hobby Lobby or the Little Sisters of the Poor for not funding other people's abortions, the examples keep piling up.  And yet, amazingly, these progressives/liberals never seem to detect a conflict between their constant professions of "tolerance" and "diversity" and the undeniably obvious fact that they only tolerate things they agree with.  That, of course, is not tolerance.  In so many areas, they will not tolerate you disagreeing with them; when you do, they want to shut you down.

Obama Touts "Inclusive Capitalism".  In an interview with Ezra Klein of Vox, President Obama said traditional market forces that used to redistribute income are failing and the time for government to do it instead has arrived.  The interview, which ran today, was conducted January 23.  Touting what he referred to as inclusive capitalism, Obama made the case for what actually sounds a lot like socialism. [...] Capitalism, Obama indicated, is no longer working to get enough money out of the hands of the rich and into the hands of workers.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and lefty-approved bullying.  "While at school to learn, some students are forced to endure harassment, violence, bullying and intimidation. ... This is completely unacceptable," Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said in 2010.  She was talking about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, but shouldn't the ability to learn free of harassment, violence, bullying and intimidation be available to all students, regardless of sexual orientation?  Not so, according to the same Gillibrand, who is now tacitly supporting and even engaging in the very same bullying she just a few years ago fought to eradicate.

A Quick Reminder of Obama's Unanimously Rejected Budgets.  POLITICO is calling it "Barack Obama's Have-It-All Budget," and the reality is, it's dead on arrival when it reaches Capitol Hill.  Regardless, President Obama is putting on a show and will pander to his far left base by stirring up controversy over funding measures as debate on budget issues continues over the next few weeks.  Looking back on Obama's tenure as President, it's important to note just how far-left the vast majority of his budget proposals have been over the years, which is exactly why only one of them has passed and the rest have been roundly defeated, often unanimously, by Democrats and Republicans.

No, there shouldn't be a law.  They are meddlesome.  They are relentless.  And they are on a quest to influence almost every decision you make, from sunrise to sunset.  It's all in an attempt to "better the collective" and control your life.  Let them, help you.  After all, it takes a village.

Obama Wants to Hike Corporate Taxes to Pay For Infrastructure.  It is fitting that President Obama released his 2016 budget on Groundhog's Day.  Like Bill Murray's character Phil Connors in the famous movie, Obama is stuck in an endless loop where he keeps pushing economically destructive tax hikes that have little chance of becoming law.  This is the seventh budget he has released, and each of them had trillions of dollars of tax hikes that would needlessly increase the tax burden on American families and increase the already bloated size of the federal government.

Biden: Four Years of College 'Should Be Free'.  Vice President Joe Biden said four years of college should be free, rather than two years of community college.  "We've been ahead of the curve, except now people are catching up, no other country in the world had universal education for 12 years, including Great Britain, for the first quarter of the century and only until recently have they started that in China and other countries.  Nobody has the great research universities we have," Biden told the U.S. Conference of Mayors in a speech at the organization's winter meeting.

Communist Party: We Won't Be Leaving Democrat Party Anytime Soon.  The Communist Party USA National Committee chairman declared last week that while American Communists long for a third party, for the foreseeable future they remain committed to working with the Democratic Party, which he explains is the "most realistic electoral vehicle" for accomplishing their political agenda.

Communist Party USA Chairman Vows Cooperation With Democratic Party.  The chairman of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA has penned a 2,023-word manifesto making the critical point that American Communists are eager to work with the Democratic Party to advance the modern communist agenda and achieve communist goals.  Communist Party chairman John Bachtell published his essay last week at People's World, a "daily news website of, for and by the 99% and the direct descendant of the Daily Worker."  "[L]abor and other key social forces are not about to leave the Democratic Party anytime soon," Bachtell promised.

Obama's Free Stuff Army.  Fresh from offering "free" health care, "free" phones and "free" food to the masses, he's upped the bribery to "free" community college tuition and "free" child care.  It's not that the Clintons oppose any of these; they just need to affect moderation in case Hillary runs for president and has to knock back boilermakers again with the good old boys in Pennsylvania taverns.  Since someone has to pay for these expensive, new entitlements to the Free Stuff Army, Mr. Obama has proposed yet another "tax the rich" scheme that, if enacted (which is unlikely) would eventually plunder working-class families.  To liberals, that's what tax "reform" is all about.

Top Communist Admits How CPUSA Uses the Democrat Party.  New national chair of the Communist Party USA, Chicago man John Bachtell, has admitted that his Party "utilizes" the Democratic Party "to advance its agenda."  Writing on the People's World website, Bachtell explains that much of the left wants to abandon the Democratic Party (as much of the "right" wants to abandon the GOP) to form a radical third party.

President Obama sings the same old song.  Advance leaks of the president's address indicate he will call for higher taxes on the wealthy and successful in order to pay for programs for the poor and middle class.  This is boilerplate Democratic wealth redistribution we've heard since New Deal days, which appeals more to emotions than it does to principles with a long history of success.

Democrats' Latest Economic Plan Goes Full-Bore Marxist.  There's been a big gap between how Democrats have described America's economic problems and the scope of the solutions they've offered.  Recall President Obama's late 2013 speech where he declared the "dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility that has jeopardized middle-class America's basic bargain" to be the "defining challenge" of our time.  Strong stuff.  But what have been the subsequent policy prescriptions?  Relatively small stuff, like raising the minimum wage.  You can debate whether it's a good idea or not, but only 3% of workers age 25 and over earn the minimum wage or less.  Raising it to nearly $10 would raise incomes of only 11% of workers who live in poor households.  Or take the "free" community college proposal.  Attendance is already essentially free for many students.

Centrist angst over Dems' leftward lurch.  Reacting to early signs that President Obama and the Democratic rump in Congress is lurching to the Left, centrists are complaining bitterly that the left-wing Elizabeth Warren wing of the party is taking control.  Liberal Democrats say centrist grumbling is sour grapes over their decimation in the midterm election.  Obama cannot discount the shrinking centrist group because they can cross the aisle and hand the new GOP's new Senate majority victories on everything from the Keystone XL oil pipeline and banking reforms, to dismantling Obamacare.

Chris Van Hollen, House Democrats push tax increases, wealth redistribution.  House Democrats, fresh off massive election losses, say the problem is they didn't make a bold enough case for tax increases and wealth transfer to the poor.  They rectified that Monday with a speech by Rep. Chris Van Hollen proposing tax increases on the wealthy with the money going straight to tax cuts for the poor and middle class.  The plan uses tax laws to encourage employee wage increases, reduce tax breaks for Wall Street and slap another fee on financial transactions.  The government would dole out $1,000 tax credits for most workers and increase a slew of other tax credits for poor and middle-class families.

Gov.-elect Abbott: End local bans on bags, fracking, tree-cutting.  Declaring that freedom and private property rights should not be bound by city lines, Gov.-elect Greg Abbott on Thursday [1/8/2015] called for doing away with a "patchwork quilt" of local bans on everything from paper and plastic bags to fracking that he said threatens to turn Texas into California.  "Texas is being Californianized and you may not even be noticing it," Abbott said, addressing a downtown Austin conference hosted by the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation, an influential think tank.  "It's being done at the city level with bag bans, fracking bans, tree-cutting bans.  We're forming a patchwork quilt of bans and rules and regulations that is eroding the Texas model."

Econ book acclaimed by left based on faulty premise, factual errors, study finds.  A book by a French economist who became a darling of 99 percenters and his lefty peers is riddled with errors, cherry-picked data and flawed premises, according to two new studies.  Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the 21st Century," which New York Times columnist and Nobel-prize winner Paul Krugman called "the most important economics book of the year — and maybe of the decade," calls for an 80 percent income tax to stop wealth inequality from increasing.  The book earned its author an invitation to the White House to meet with Obama administration Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.

The Democratic Party Runs on Empty.  [Scroll down]  They sound like President Barack Obama orating in Roanoke, Virginia in 2012:  "If you've got a business, you didn't build that."  And his former secretary of state Hillary Clinton offering her variation on the same statist theme:  "Don't let anybody tell you that, you know, it's corporations and businesses that create jobs."  These are the beliefs of crony capitalists, politicians who believe that there are banks and other corporations that are too big to fail.  So they shovel money to them in return for favors.  They endow environmental friendly companies like Solyndra and ECOtality with government largess.

Income inequality — the issue the Democrats want.  It is interesting to watch the Democrats work to fashion "income inequality" into an issue they think they can use. [...] It takes a lot of gall for them to pretend that they had nothing to do with what they see as this great evil that has somehow been allowed to infect society.  The Democrats are completely uninhibited by the truth.  Under even mild scrutiny, their claims that they are foes of income inequality are revealed as hollow at best and are loaded with hypocrisy.  Do the Democrats really want to get rid of income inequality?  Or do they see it as actually in their political interest to perpetuate the political forces that amplify it?  The fact is, in crass political terms, income inequality is working for them.

The Left's Base Motive: Vengeance.  American leftism has gotten an awful lot of mileage by monopolizing the moral high ground.  It is the sole force in American that favors the poor.  The sole enemy of racism.  The sole comforter of rape victims.  The sole protector of defenseless Muslims.  The sole guardian of the environment, and so on ad nauseum.  It all falls apart eventually — with friends like the left, nobody needs enemies.  But often overlooked is that fact that it's bogus from the start.  Any prolonged glance at the left reveals it to be an ideology of power, its major tool violence, its goal revenge.

Bernie Sanders's 12-Point Socialist Plan for America.  Every committed revolutionary needs a plan.  Karl Marx had one, and so did Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong.  Add to that group socialist senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont, who is considering running for president (as a Democrat) and has already announced a 12-point plan at the Huffington Post.

The Democrats and Treason.  The Feinstein report was a partisan PR stunt.  The acts of coercion it recited with such delight and pious horror occurred before 2003, have been renounced by the CIA, and have been the subject of extensive Federal legislation.  They have been known to the competent Congressional Committees since 2002, when Nancy Pelosi was notoriously briefed on U.S. methods, along with other Congressional leaders.  The Feinstein Report was written exclusively by Democratic committee staffers, and received no Republican votes.  Most significantly, this was the last act of a Democratic Senate majority that has been voted out of power — their last despairing publicity blast at the enemy they really hate the most: the Republicans.  No new witnesses were interviewed for the report, but the media predictably blasted the old news in scare headlines.

While the Country Crumbles, Democrats Address the Needs of Transgender Illegal Alien Children.  Don't blame Democrats for refusing to address problems like the $18 trillion debt, the erosion of American influence, the rogue nature of the executive branch under Obama, Putin's reconstitution of the Soviet Union, China's expansion into our former sphere of influence, the rise of ISIS, continuing Islamic terror, Iran's race to acquire nuclear weapons, the continuing threat of Ebola and many other exotic diseases from the Third World, our virtually nonexistent border defenses, our crumbling cities and schools, et cetera.  They have more serious issues to address — like providing politically correct housing for transgender illegal alien children.

Democrats demand better protections for transgender illegal immigrant children.  Dozens of congressional Democrats asked federal health officials Monday to take extra steps to protect gay illegal immigrant children from abuse while they're in custody, including ensuring that transgender children are housed with the sex they identify as.  Saying reports of mistreatment "continue to emerge" from federal facilities, the lawmakers asked the Health and Human Services Department's Office of Refugee Resettlement to improve care for the tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children who streamed across the border over the last year, and who are still coming, though in smaller numbers.

About that Senate Report: The CIA and Alinsky's Rule No. 4.  ust in time for Grubergate, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California has decided to horn in on the show with the release of the Senate's report on the "enhanced interrogation techniques" of the Bush administration.  Those would be the same techniques that eventually led to the discovery and killing of Osama bin Laden, but never mind.  Today of all days, the Ugly Truth must be told, in all its media-ready glory.  Still, stop and ask yourself why.  Why now?

Obama just tweeted something that is straight up communist.  Three things pretty much can guarantee you won't permanently live in poverty in this country.  Graduate high school, get a job, and don't have kids out of wedlock.  It's not very complicated.  That is what will improve the standard of living in this country.  Not the government being responsible for everybody.  We've seen how well the DMV operates.  Sorry, but those aren't the people I want being equally responsible for my kids someday.

It's the Branding, Stupid.  Liberalism is nothing if not a constant rebranding effort.  The last century began with statists rechristening themselves "progressives."  But imposing an upward-creeping income tax, nationalizing the railroads, devaluing the currency through the Federal Reserve, and outlawing the liquor needed to cope with such colossal idiocy all damaged the label.  So, progressives regrouped after the Return to Normalcy as "liberals."  But top tax rates confiscating as much as 95 percent of income, a welfare state incentivizing shiftlessness, and a misdiagnosis of criminal behavior as the fault of society rather than the perpetrator made "liberal" a term of derision by the time Michael Dukakis donned a tanker's helmet.

Liberalism Is a Hoax.  Liberal myths propagated to generate outrage and activism, to organize and coordinate and mobilize disparate grievances and conflicting agendas, so often have the same relation to truth, accuracy, and legitimacy as a Bud Light commercial.  Marketing is not limited to business.  Inside the office buildings of Washington, D.C., are thousands upon thousands of professionals whose livelihoods depend on the fact that there is no better way than a well-run public relations campaign to get you to do what they want.  What recent weeks have done is provide several lessons in the suspect nature of such campaigns.

After Ferguson: Yeah, Let's Have a Conversation Mr. President.  [Scroll down]  To the youth I want to say:  When liberals tempt you with talk of pot legalization and gay marriage and climate change, do you understand you are being suckered?  Do you know how much you are exploited by the swingeing taxes on labor and now ObamaCare?  Do you realize how much you have been shortchanged by a lousy government education?  Do you realize how the unjust student debt game — from which there is no escape in bankruptcy — ruins your life so that identity-studies college professors and sexual-assault administrators can live the Life of Riley?

Gruber, the Grey Lady, and Gullibility.  Deception has always been essential to the marketing of the ACA.  A health-care mandate was originally a Republican idea.  The plan was to eliminate the free riders — the folks who didn't buy insurance because they knew they could show up at the nearest ER with a gunshot wound or a cold and get treated gratis.  By definition you can't mandate responsibility, but you could lower the costs for those who were conscientious and had forked over the cash for their premiums.  This was not at all what the Dems wanted.  They had something much bigger and braver in mind — a new National Health Board and an expanded Department of Health and Human Services dictating the provision of health care, what was once called "socialized medicine."

Leftist organizers are using Ferguson to rehearse the Big Ugly.  [L]eftist, community organizing groups — meaning those that openly define their guiding ideology with socialist/communist language (quoting Marx & Lenin, while avoiding any mention of Stalin) — have been using Ferguson to stretch their muscles, largely unused after the 2008 election of an ally in the White House.  For them, the Ferguson protests have little to do with Michael Brown's death, and more to do with anti-capitalist rants, punctuated by chants against police brutality against young, innocent, black men.  Their stage setting is Brown's death — the play is about anti-capitalism.

Not working for the working class.  [Scroll down]  So if Democrats want to win back the white working class — and they kind of need to, if they want to win elections, because it's an enormous demographic — maybe they need to start thinking about honoring and encouraging work, rather than talking about race or class.  One person who has some ideas in this direction is Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who suggests that the government invest heavily in infrastructure, which would create a lot of blue-collar jobs.  That was actually an original part of Barack Obama's stimulus plan, but it was derailed by feminists within the Obama coalition who thought it would produce too many jobs for men.

The needs of the one outweigh the needs of the many.  In the leftist worldview, the individual doesn't matter except as part of a group.  They are all about manipulating differing groups against each other to consolidate their hold on power.  Look at any leftist movement in history and it's front and center in all of them. [...] Today's Democrats are all about pigeonholing people into one or more groups:  black, gay, female, Hispanic, whatever.  It doesn't matter anything about a given individual, they are slotted into one or more group identities and assumed to have a certain set of beliefs, desires and behaviors depending on which group they are in.

Groups Behind Closing Gitmo.  Just dig a little deeper into who has been driving the anti-Gitmo disinformation campaign these past 12 years, and we discover an international, fervently anti-American, far-left coalition attacking the nation through a savvy propaganda effort.  This includes those linked to Al Qaeda financiers, communist groups, anarchist movements — backed by sympathetic press and politicians.  Regrettably, it's a coalition President Barack Obama has sided with in his priority to release as many Al Qaeda, Taliban and "affiliates" as humanly possible.  Let's take a look at the key players: [...]

Aren't these the same people who defended Bill Clinton by saying, "everybody lies about sex"?
Proposed Legislation Would Make 'Rape By Fraud' A Crime In New Jersey.  A New Jersey lawmaker has a plan that would make it a crime to lie in order to sleep with someone.  As CBS2's Jessica Schneider reported, Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Mount Laurel) calls it "rape by fraud."  Women and even men have been lured into relationships with people who aren't who they say they are.  "You probably would not consent to someone who purported to be a million different things other than they are," Singleton said.  The assemblyman has introduced a bill that would make lying to get someone to have sex equal to rape.

Understanding the Nihilist in the White House.  In what does Obama believe, and what does he wish to create?  His beliefs are those of the left:  America must be punished and humbled for its crimes, which include colonialism and racism.  And what does he want to build?  He is dedicated to the idea that America must be remade into a leftist welfare state of the European type (or the Chavez type).  Purposely encouraging illegal immigration seems a great way to further those goals, as well as (he believes) to gain the future votes of such immigrants and their offspring for the left.

The Forgotten Americans.  Note that the new progressive coalition was largely abstract.  In their own personal lives, the upscale denizens of Santa Monica, Chevy Chase, and the Upper West Side did not put their children in diverse public schools, much less live among undocumented immigrants or give up their Mercedeses and Volvo SUVs for fleets of Priuses.  None promised to take two fewer trips by jet each year.  Ideally from its point of view, the new progressive partnership would end up with America looking something like California.  Sky-high income, sales, and gas taxes and soaring electric rates, coupled with prohibitive housing costs along the state's 700-mile-long coastal corridor, have turned the once golden state into two cultures strangely united by a common Democratic party.

Watching the Democrats Commit Suicide.  Here's the thing about energy:  we need as much of it as we can get as cheaply as possible.  Are you worried about "the environment," "peak oil," etc.?  Then you should be an aivd supporter of fracking, the Keystone pipeline, and any other means of extracting fossil fuels from the bounty of the Earth.  Why?  Because what the United States needs is cheap, abundant energy, period (as the president might say).  The reason is that if you want to help the downtrodden, save the environment, preserve the wetlands, and make the world safe for unbearable gasbags like Elizabeth Warren, then you need money.  And to get money you need energy, lots and lots of energy.

Democrats "should thank God every single day that we are a peaceful, law-abiding people".  You heard Donald Berwick, who flat-out stated that the purpose of government-run health care is to redistribute wealth, is to redistribute services.  Then you heard Obama lie about every aspect of this law that they were constructing and promoting, every piece of it — you could keep your doctor, you could keep your policy, your costs will go down $2,500 a year per family, it would reduce the annual deficit and the overall debt — just absurd.  Now you're going to hear from Gruber, Professor Gruber again with one additional audio, telling you, bragging about how he lied, how Obamacare as told to you was a fiction, and how the statute itself, its complexity, its length, was used to bamboozle you.  And I want to add this — not only was the President of the United States behind this, the entire Democrat party, the entire media, they were all behind it.

Brit Hume brilliantly ties Gruber to liberal ideology in less than 30 seconds.  While the left-wing media tries to cover up the Gruber comments for the sake of the Obama administration, Brit Hume brilliantly puts it all into the best and most explanatory context:  [Video clip]

It's Time to Save the American Family; A Joyless Experiment Strained to the Limit.  [Scroll down]  Related to the demise of the father is the astonishing, disfiguring and wholly curious rise of perversion in the arena of personal identity.  Individual identities which could not have been fathomed a generation ago are beginning to flourish across the cultural wasteland.  Societal standards appear, to our children, as a seamless web of truths, metabolized by the young and taken into the mind as natural pillars of the culture, simply accepted as "truth."  So, for example, if polygamy is taught as a principle in a nation, then the members naturally accept and adapt, regardless of any negative impact on individual family members.  Yet, learning false standards often causes lifelong havoc, as seen in the existence of survivors of childhood sexual abuse, who often have no felt understanding of sexual mores, and therefore struggle to adapt to stable relationships.

The Liberals Are Going To Lose If We Just Let Them.  As Napoleon taught, never interrupt your enemies when they are making a mistake.  Exhibit A:  Barack Obama is about to use his executive power, or his perverted version of his executive power, to effectively legalize about five million illegal aliens.  He wants to do that in spite of just having an election where exit polls showed about 65% of Americans don't want five million illegal aliens legalized.  Does anyone still think that Obama is some sort of political evil genius, dwelling in a volcano lair and plotting world domination?  This isn't a brilliant masterstroke.  It's insanity.

Is This the End Game for Liberal Racism?  Every day in every way corporations are converting your tired and your poor into middle-class workers glad to serve the stranger, make the customer king, act friendly with everyone.  No wonder lefties hate corporations; they are teaching people how to break out of liberal tribalism and join the global middle class.

Amnesty and Impeachment.  [Scroll down]  If the president refuses to enforce the immigration laws and grants something close to a blanket amnesty, we will be on an inexorable course toward citizenship — and, crucially, voting rights — for millions of illegal aliens, also known as Democrats waiting to happen.  It is the Left's dream of a permanent, unassimilated, post-American governing majority.  Is that where we are headed?

Democrats Still Hate Dirty, Greedy Businesses.  Hillary Clinton sniffs, "Don't let anyone tell you that, um, you know, (smirk) corporations and businesses create jobs."  Barack Obama chastises, "If you have a business, you didn't build that.  Somebody else made that happen."  Analysts around the country have correctly noted that Obama and Hillary were trying to be Elizabeth Warren, Lioness of the Leeches, Princess of Thieves.  Here's the way Warren said it: [...]

Mormon bishop: Harry Reid unworthy to enter temples.  A Mormon bishop in Los Angeles is under fire for his assertion that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is unworthy to enter the faith's temples because of his support for Democratic Party positions.

The Leftist and Islamic War on the Family.  While liberalism's War on Women meme and the sexism of Islamic law may seem like two opposites, they are actually mirror images of each other.  Muslims teach men to hate and fear women.  Liberals teach women to hate and fear men.  Liberalism promotes paranoia about the intentions of men while Islam teaches men to be paranoid about the intentions of women.  Liberalism treats masculinity as a pathology.  Islam treats femininity as the root of all evil.  Both ideologies insist that one gender and everything related to it is inherently tainted and that the only way to maintain a good society is to purge that gender and everything it represents from the public square.

The 'War on Women' Failure Is a Very Bad Omen for Democrats' Future.  As things started to look really bad for Democrats in the waning days of the midterm election, we started to hear complaints that Democratic candidates had focused too much of their effort on flogging the idea of a Republican "war on women."  Colorado's Mark Udall returned to this theme so often that he was dubbed "Mark Uterus," and you can see where that got him:  he lost by a five-point margin.  And that's not the worst of it.

The Democratic Party's Civil War Is Here.  There are really two Democratic parties.  One is the old corrupt party of thieves and crooks.  Its politicians, black and white, are the products of political machines.  They believe in absolutely nothing.  They can go from being Dixiecrats to crying racism, from running on family values to pushing gay marriage and the War on Women.  They will say absolutely anything to get elected. [...] The other Democratic Party is progressive.  Its members are radical leftists working within the system.

A Democratic Waterloo.  Obama and the Democrats chose not to defend the administration's record of the last six years.  On foreign policy, no Democratic chorus seconded Obama's 2013 claim that this chaotic period in world affairs has been the most stable time in recent memory.  No Democratic senator insisted that Obama's Russian reset had calmed Vladimir Putin.  Democrats did not argue that Obama had rightly distanced the U.S. from Israel.  Could Democratic candidates have pointed to the Middle East — the Iranian bomb-making efforts, the civil war in Syria, the collapse of post-surge Iraq, the rise of the Islamic State — to confirm Obama's diagnosis that these were mostly manageable problems?  On the home front, why didn't Democratic candidates run on their own prior overwhelming support for the Affordable Care Act, which passed without a single Republican vote?

Losers.  [In the 2014 election,] Race/class/and gender baiting lost out to the dismal recovery, a foreign policy in shambles, a ruined health-care system, an alphabet soup of government corruption, and an Islamic State/Ebola/open border miasma of incompetence.  The bankrupt idea that an amoral Al Sharpton was to be consulted on matters of race, while someone like a Senator Tim Scott would not be was always surreal.  And the idea that a Wendy Davis or a Sandra Fluke was a model of feminist achievement in a way Joni Ernst was not was equally absurd.

You're not paranoid, Dems actually do want FEC to silence internet speech.  This is just another case of Democrats doing something they would be outraged about if Republicans tried it.  In this instance, they want to use the power of government to silence opposition.

Obama Wants the Democrats to Lose.  [Scroll down]  But Obama hears the clock ticking.  Six years have gone by, and the American economy, though crippled, is still intact.  The food stamp rolls, though expanding exponentially, have still not swamped GDP.  The Federal Reserve, though printing money faster than it ever has, has still not flushed the value from the greenback.  Attempts to incite racial revolutions in Florida and Missouri stalled because of the pesky persistence of facts.  Israel, far from being enslaved to its Muslim neighbors, rightfully ignores Obama, and defends herself more forcefully than ever.  The EPA still does not have the power to socialize the means of energy production in the United States.  Oil and natural gas still flow out of the ground, enriching American companies.  Obamacare has not yet killed off American medical research and advancement.  And Christians still do not have to choose in mass numbers between jail and Christ.  There is precious little time to bring all of these aims to fruition.

Obama's post-election plans for a secret radical agenda.  He's the Staller in Chief — President Obama has punted almost every hot-button issue past the key midterm elections on Nov. 4.  Obama has postponed decisions on a raft of contentious issues related to ObamaCare, Gitmo, immigration and his Cabinet.  This is partly to protect Democratic candidates and hold onto the Senate.  But it's more than that.  Obama plans a number of radical moves later this year when the administration believes the media, and the public, are paying less attention.  This includes a forced transformation of our neighborhoods, a huge influx of immigrants and billions of dollars in additional taxes.

This is Not a Joke, This is the Left.  So many amazing policy prescriptions from the guys who have been fixing the world since 1973.  That was the beginning of our golden age.  An age of unlimited possibilities and wonders.  Now the future extends all around us.  Big oil will be replaced by big windmills.  Womb rental will help the poor out of poverty.  Cheap food will be defeated and Naomi Klein will rock the boat by pretending that ISIS is a bunch of CIA guys in beards filming beheadings in the same studio where they filmed the moon landing.  Could anything be better?

The fevered political plague.  The merry-go-round of evasion and unaccountability is well-known.  First, never-ending investigations are launched promising to hold people accountable.  Then governing elites blame budget hawks — even amid increasing budgets — not misplaced priorities and misspent taxpayer money.  Finally, to protect the governing agenda, appointed mouthpieces run interference, rambling incoherently at oversight hearings to run out the clock.

Obama: They Still Don't Get Who He is.  Fundamentally transforming America as founded requires open borders and granting amnesty to several millions of unskilled needy illegals.  Eventually, illegals will be granted amnesty and the right to vote.  Then, the Democrats' insidious deception will begin; convincing the new faux Americans that they are victims of racist white rich Republicans.  Step two is to seduce/addict them to government handouts.  The Step three is a promise to keep their supposed evil Republican Nemesis at bay.  And presto, millions of new Democrat voters.

RINOs are not the Enemy.  It is easy for Democrats to line up in a very neat row because they all subscribe to the same talking points.  For instance, they believe that a massive federal government collecting a massive amount of tax dollars, running up a massive debt and controlling everything from the economy to education, from health care to the climate, is the answer to every problem.  In spite of the fact that states that allow their citizens to carry concealed weapons, liberals are convinced that the Second Amendment should be made null and void.  In spite of falling temperatures, they believe that Al Gore's warnings about global warming are as close to gospel as they care to get.  In spite of his lies about ObamaCare, Benghazi, the IRS and Ebola, they are convinced that Obama is an honest man.

Obama's Enablers in the Senate.  Barack Obama isn't running merely the worst American presidency since James Buchanan's, but the worst imaginable presidency in this day and age.  And every single Senate Democrat is thoroughly complicit in Obama's horrendous record.  Is there a single Obama initiative that has actually worked as advertised, or even one that has improved the lives of most Americans or improved the U.S.'s standing in the world?

What a Waste it is to Prevent Waste.  Denizens of Massachusetts, displeased with the state legislature repeatedly balking at expanding the bottle bill to apply to flimsy water containers, have taken their campaign directly to the people.  Question 2 seeks to compel consumers to pay an extra tax when purchasing a Gatorade, Snapple, or other non-carbonated beverage not currently requiring a deposit charge.  The state now charges a nickel.  The initiative directs increases automatically tied to inflation.

Liberals Wage War on the Truth.  In the history of our nation, only the pro-slavery Democrats of the 19th century rival the political deception employed by today's liberals that lead the modern Democrat Party.  Support of everything from abortion, to gender perversions, homosexuality, pornography, a redefinition of marriage, wicked climate policies, and an enslaving welfare state have made today's Democrat Party little more than a modern-day Mephistopheles.  Instead of magic to lure their Faustian targets, today's Democrats employ, among other things, bribery, class warfare, fear, greed, lust, propaganda, scientism, vengeance, and violence.  This is really unsurprising.  When your politics regularly conflict with absolute truth, constant deception is required.

Dem Gov. Martin O'Malley: 'WiFi Is a Human Right'.  Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has raised some eyebrows this week by suggesting that "WiFi is a human right."  In a CNN profile piece, the Democratic governor (oft-mentioned as a possible presidential candidate) explained that he sees a political "renaissance" emerging with young people and a more technological future.

Here is the left's secret plan to turn America into Sweden.  Democrats continue to dream up new entitlements.  To Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, we now have Obamacare.  Next up on the wish list is universal pre-K.  After that, perhaps a universal basic income.  On taxes, some prominent left-wing economists are arguing the US economy would be just fine with sharply higher top tax rates of at least 70%.  Put it all together, and it seems like the left is quietly working toward a future America where government spends more, intervenes more, taxes more.  A whole lot more.

Labor Secretary: Obama Wants Amnesty Because He Believes America Is Part of Global Universe.  Wednesday at his speech to members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Labor Secretary, Thomas Perez said President Barack Obama will fulfill his promise to use an executive order to grant amnesty for up to 6 million illegal immigrants already living in the United States because he "has someone who has lived overseas, he understands that we are a global universe here in the United States and everywhere."

Trust in Government is Pathological.  [Scroll down]  The Barnacles are the folks that have fixed themselves on the government teat. Whether they are lifer bureaucrats counting the days till they can retire on that government pension or single mothers on welfare or crony capitalists sucking up green subsidies, they have to believe in government.  Otherwise they'd have to get a life.  Then there's the liberal professor at a government university, or the diversity dean, or the trainers teaching men not to rape.  Of course they all believe in government.  They are Barnacles; they have to fix themselves to a host. [...] Every day in every way the liberal shills out on the midway invite Americans to become Barnacles and attach themselves to the free-stuff substrate.

Poll: 51% of Democrats support criminalizing hate speech.  Note: Hate speech not hate crimes.  YouGov asked people about hate crimes for its poll too and found bipartisan support for the federal law that provides steeper penalties for crimes motivated by hatred of the victim's race, religion, gender, or national origin.  Sixty-four percent of Dems gave thumbs-up to that versus 54 percent of Republicans.  A plurality of Republicans also support expanding that law to target hate crimes committed against gays:  44 percent say yes versus 30 percent who say no.

Wrong Ideological Choice has Cost Obama Dearly.  Liberalism, as an ideology, insists that government can do good and great things for the people and the world, if the people running the government are smart liberals.  The Democratic Party says the exact same thing.  But liberalism is an ideal, while the Democratic Party is that ideal's representative here in the real world, and in the real world political parties disappoint.

Leading Dem Insider: Save America, Scrap The Constitution.  Harry Reid is a determined radical, intent on limiting freedom, overturning American traditions, and remaking our institutions in the name of crushing the opposition and empowering the left.  His attempt to amend the First Amendment to curb free speech is a natural extension of his obliteration of longstanding Senate rules that promote deliberation and minority input.  But Reid seems almost moderate by left-wing Democrat standards.  Take Donna Brazile, vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee for voter registration and participation.  For her, eviscerating the First Amendment is small potatoes; she wants to scrap the entire U.S. Constitution.

Why Conservatives Shouldn't Believe in 'Climate Change'.  Have you ever wondered why conservatives don't talk more often about nationalisation of industry, wealth redistribution, affirmative action, the need for higher taxes and more government intervention, Islamophobia, the glories of multiculturalism, the "war on women", and the urgent need to rein in economic growth in order to give the planet a more sustainable future?  Me neither.  Conservatives don't talk about these things because they are idle leftist preoccupations which have no place in a political philosophy based on personal responsibility, liberty and empiricism.

Brown signs package of bills to encourage voting.  Months after statewide voter turnout hit a historic low of 25% in this year's primary election, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday [9/26/2014] signed eight bills aimed at getting more Californians to participate in the political process.  He also signed dozens of other bills Friday — a hodgepodge that included new rights for gay and transgender Californians, a requirement that state prisons expand the availability of condoms to inmates and measures that promote the "farm to fork" movement to increase consumer access to fresh food.

L.A., Houston, Philadelphia mayors vow more action on climate change.  Mayors of three of the nation's largest cities are pledging to take more action against climate change by implementing new projects to curb greenhouse gas emissions and persuading other leaders to do the same.  Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will announce the new initiative Monday in New York in advance of a United Nations climate summit being held this week.

The Attractions of Paradise.  Back in the 1930s intellectuals sometimes advised each other:  don't give to beggars, you'll delay the revolution.  Socialism has been described as a method of loving humanity so that you can be indifferent to your actual neighbor.  The idea has been around a long time.

Democrats' Push to Criminalize Dissent.  Free speech just won an important victory in a federal courtroom, though it is shameful that the case ever even had to go to court.  Ohio had enacted a plainly unconstitutional law that empowered a government panel to determine whether criticisms offered in political advertisements were sufficiently true to be permitted in the public discourse.  Those who have followed the IRS scandal, the Travis County, Texas, prosecutorial scandals, or Harry Reid's recent effort to repeal the First Amendment will not be surprised that this measure was used as a political weapon against a conservative group, in this case the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List.

NY Democrats Pushing Hard to Grant Citizen, Voting Rights to Illegal Immigrants.  Democrats in New York are pushing for — and openly hoping for — a chance to grant citizen and voting rights to illegal immigrants, making the Empire State a sanctuary state.  A bill titled the New York Is Home Act, [...] has received little attention from the media because it seems so far-fetched.  In fact, we personally had a reporter from ABC News respond to an e-mail asking if illegals were being given a path to citizen and voting rights through the municipal ID program, scoffing at the suggestion.  Admittedly, even during our report we also scoffed at the idea, saying the New York Is Home Act has "no chance of passing."  Unfortunately, that may not be true after all.

The Religion of Liberalism and the 'Killing of Innocents'.  Liberalism's basic tenets, or "particular set of beliefs and practices," if you will, center on race-baiting, pushing illegal immigration, harping on "climate change," and furthering unbridled promiscuity.  Adherents of the religion of liberalism evangelize proselytes to hate the U.S. Constitution, despise capitalism, and fervently revere the holy sacrament of abortion.  As defined, liberalism is a faith to which the president is wholeheartedly devoted.  The fact that high priest Barack Obama, as a central tenet of his religion, condones and even funds abortion serves to discredit the very assertion he made about religion and killing innocents.

Ted Cruz: 'Saturday Night Live' Skits Illegal Under New Campaign Finance Proposal.  A new proposal for campaign finance reform would make Saturday Night Live's political skits illegal, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has warned.  The Senate is debating a proposal to add a constitutional amendment allowing Congress reverse a 2010 Supreme Court decision and restore limits on corporate campaign spending.  Republicans say the proposal, put forward by Dems, is an attack on free speech.

The Trojan Horse of Campaign Finance Reform.  Senate Democrats at a press conference on Monday [9/8/2014] unveiling a constitutional amendment designed to alter First Amendment freedoms argued that their effort is both nonpartisan and absolutely essential to advance the agenda of the Democratic Party.  "We are here today to overturn Citizens United," said Sen. Tom Udall (D., N.M.), the amendment's author.  However, the language of the amendment does not specifically address Citizens United, and would not require Congress to address the issues raised in the case.

The Distraction of Obama's Character.  The idea that the government should be allowed to seize private property and "spread the wealth" for the good of all; the idea that mass equality is more important than individual liberty; the idea that all cultures deserve the same respect; the idea that white Christianity is to blame for the ills of other nations; the idea that America — America as it was founded — is the problem rather than the last, best hope of earth...  These ideas are all untrue and the policies that arise from them are always disastrous.

Kerry: God Wants Me to Save Muslim Countries from Global Warming.  No really.  That's what he said.  Secretary of State John Kerry today [9/3/2014] deployed logic to the effect of, God "created the heavens and the earth" and therefore God wants him to stop global warming and especially to do this to help Muslim countries, which are particularly imperiled.

John Kerry: Scripture Commands USA to Protect Muslim Countries Against Global Warming.  Last Wednesday [9/3/2014], at a ceremony to appoint Texas lawyer Shaarik Zafar to be special representative to Muslim communities, Secretary of State John Kerry said it was the United States' Biblical "responsibility" to "confront climate change," including to protect "vulnerable Muslim majority counties."  Kerry said Scripture, in particular the Book of Genesis, makes clear it is our "duty" to protect the planet and we should look at Muslim countries "with a sense of stewardship of earth," adding, "That responsibility comes from God."  And here you thought all along that "Uncle Joe" was the resident crazy in the Obama administration.

Biden Tells Union Workers They Deserve 'Fair Share' of Corporate Profits.  Speaking during a Labor Day event in Detroit, Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd of hundreds that union employees deserve a "fair share" of corporate profits.  The notion goes, if companies earn more, so should their employees. [...] By virtue of the fact that you work for someone, your success should track proportionally with theirs.  Never mind the true value of a given contribution.  If your boss gets richer, you should too.  Like so many attractive notions, it falls apart upon deeper examination.

The Incompetence of Leftist Ideology.  Many perfectly intelligent people have been labeled "incompetent," particularly by conservatives, when actually they are or have been quite competent — at achieving disasters.  We have such a person sitting in the White House — quite intelligent, but committed to disastrous ideology.  Our present administration is not incompetent in the way its officials go about achieving their goals, using as they do the incredible powers of bureaucracy and executive orders to bypass Congress and override the Constitution.  They are perfectly competent in promoting and putting their toxically incompetent leftist ideology into effect.  To put it another way, people who are competent at creating disasters are not necessarily dimwitted, though some are.  The problem is not their stupidity.  The problem is that their core ideas about how the world works are wrong.  If their basic ideas are wrong, everything else goes wrong.

Democrats More Afraid of Global Warming Than ISIS.  Democrats are more afraid of global warming than the threat posed by the Islamic State terrorists, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.  The poll shows that 68 percent of Democrats believe that global climate change is a major threat to the United States, compared to just 25 percent of Republicans.

The Democratic Shift to the Left.  In short, the Democratic Party is torn between a liberal establishment that wants more government, and an even more liberal wing that wants the same thing squared.  At bottom, both wings believe the formula for perfection is simple:  Put the government in charge of everything, and put the right people in charge of the government.  Then just sit back and wait for Shangri-La.  History has falsified that premise time after time.

"Liberal" Is Just A Synonym For "Smug".  It's astonishing that an ideology which such an unbroken track record of failure has adherents who are so incredibly pleased with themselves. [...] You'd be better off discussing ethics with your terrier.  At least your dog isn't going to come up with excuses for Ted Kennedy.  They're delusional in that they really believe they're somehow better than people who actually contribute to society.

Rep. DeLauro Wants SWEET New Soda Tax.  Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) introduced this week the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax (SWEET Act), which aims to institute a tax of one cent per teaspoon — 4.2 grams — of sugar, high fructose corn syrup or caloric sweetener.  The measure (HB 5279), introduced Wednesday [7/30/2014] says, "A 20-ounce bottle of soda contains about 16 teaspoons of sugars.  Yet, the American Heart Association recommends that Americans consume no more than six to nine teaspoons of sugar per day."  Even though the manufacturers' of the sweet drinks are targeted to pay the tax, the text of the bill itself notes that the goal is to reduce public consumption through a price increase.

Harry Reid just made sure the Senate will deal with amending the Constitution first thing when it gets back from recess.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Friday scheduled a Sept. 8 procedural vote on a constitutional amendment to limit the amount of money that can be donated to campaigns, a measure that's likely more about curbing donations to conservative candidates than it is about about cleaning up politics. [...] It's rather remarkable, really, that with all the problems currently facing the nation, Reid moved to ensure that the Senate's first order of business when it returns in September will be to debate amending the First Amendment.  This is the issue that he wants to address first thing?

Democrats, the Constitution and the Rule of Law.  [A]s much as it pleases some to invoke moral equivalency excuses when caught in wrongdoing, it simply isn't true that Republicans and conservatives are anywhere close to being as culpable as Democrats and liberals in thwarting the Constitution and the rule of law to achieve their ends.  There is a simple reason for that:  Liberals believe, as a matter of their ideology, that the ends justify the means.

Automation [is] the Joker in the Deck.  At the same time that the political Left is agitating for the minimum wage increase, it is seeking legalization, or normalization, of millions of illegal aliens, most of whom fall into the low-skilled category.  In effect, they are promoting one measure that would reduce low-skilled employment while at the same time increasing the number of people seeking those jobs.

Why liberals will try to outlaw spanking.  Prediction:  In 10 years, it'll be illegal to spank your kids.  Progressivism's never-ending zeal to intrude into our lives, bust up families and force us all to march to its grim beat means that yesterday's absurdity turns into today's hot topic in lefty opinion magazines, which turns into tomorrow's law.  If the people resist such a change — if an actual statute can't be passed — that matters little.  Judges will simply impose their vision on us, chiding us all for not having the imagination to recognize that what looks like a radical new policy was there all along, lacking only a wise interpreter to come along to clarify it.

Rep. Steve King Predicts Impeachment if Obama Grants Executive Amnesty.  The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has given Obama a six-page wish list of executive actions, and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) said Obama may give temporary amnesty and work permits to five million more illegal immigrants by expanding the Deferred Amnesty for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to the parents of illegal immigrants.  King called that program lawless and unconstitutional.  The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has even recommended that Obama give amnesty, by executive fiat, to every illegal immigrant who would have received it under the Senate's comprehensive amnesty bill.  In other words, amnesty for nearly all of the illegal immigrants in the country who are not hardened criminals.

Luis Gutierrez to La Raza: Obama Assured Steps to 'Stop the Deportation of Our People'.  On Saturday [7/19/2014], Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) said President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was a "down payment" to the Hispanic community before more grants of amnesty for illegal immigrants.  Speaking at the National Council of La Raza conference in Los Angeles, Gutierrez said that Obama assured him during a White House meeting with Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus last week that he would be as "generous and broad" as he can to "stop the deportation of our people each and every day."

The Editor says...
Common sense would tell you that those who are eligible for deportation are not "our people."  But if you have common sense you probably don't vote for Democrats.

Moral Equivalence Is Usually Moral Negligence.  I don't know a single conservative who supports muzzling leftist thought or speech, no matter how repugnant he may find it.  Yet leftists are strongly supportive of various measures to suppress, even outlaw, conservative speech, from campus speech codes to the Fairness Doctrine.  There is no way to describe this disparity in terms of moral equivalence.  I sincerely believe there is a reason liberals engage in this behavior far more than conservatives.  It is because many of them believe that their ends, which they believe are vastly superior, justify their means.  I've seen it so much that I suspect it is inherent in leftist ideology.

20 Examples of What Liberalism REALLY Is.  [#11] Liberalism is saying you're for "choice" because you support abortion while opposing giving Americans choices about their health care, schools, whether they want to bake cakes for gay weddings, or even the light bulbs they have in their house.

Back to Work.  White House policy is being driven by an über-left version of social justice that has deep roots in liberation theology and Marxism.  Pope Saint John Paul II worked with Ronald Reagan to bring down an evil empire.  Now Pope Francis appears to be working with Obama to bring down capitalism.  Expect the left to demand equal sainthood for what they consider to be comparable work by their new friend.

The Political Left Is Deconstructing The Middle Class.  Progressives see property and control seated more appropriately in the collective, and not limited by Judeo-Christian "middle-class" values like private property and personal responsibility.  Such ideas are bedrock for the middle class but a bane for Progressives; Progressives approve of limits for individuals, but not for government.

The murder of the middle class.  Lies and fraud are at the center of this "murder of the middle class."  President Obama and various big government politicians need to distract the middle class from their real agenda.  Lies are their WMD — weapon of mass distraction.  So they claim ObamaCare is about "saving the sick and uninsured[,]" when the real objective is income redistribution (through higher taxes and higher premiums) to make the middle class poor and dependent on government.  They claim environmental regulations and green energy will save us from global warming[,] when the real objective is bankrupting the middle class by tripling utility bills, gas bills and grocery bills.  They claim immigration reform is about "protecting innocent children[,]" when the real objective is to create 12 million new low-wage employees in the labor force[,] depress middle class wages for generations to come[,] and create 12 million future Democratic voters.

Democrats take aim at First Amendment rights.  Democrats said their amendment was a response to two Supreme Court rulings in recent years:  one to allow interest groups to spend freely on issue ads, and another that canceled limits on how much a person can give to federal campaigns overall — though the dollar limits to individual candidates remain in place.  If ratified, the new amendment would give Congress the power to ban campaign spending altogether, and would specifically target the 2010 Citizens United decision that freed interest groups to run ads.  "We can't fail to act," said Sen. Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat and an author of the new proposal.  "I want to restore the previous balance."  He acknowledged that amending the First Amendment was "arguably extreme" but said the court decisions have forced Congress to this point.

A Window Opens Onto the Left-Wing Conspiracy.  The Democracy Alliance is not a famous organization, but it deserves to be.  The Alliance consists of approximately 100 rich liberals who have taken upon themselves the task of coordinating America's many left-wing organizations to promote a single radical agenda.  The Alliance does not publicize the names of its members, but it held a conference for its "partners" and membership prospects in April, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel (naturally) in Chicago.  Someone who attended the conference unfortunately (heh) left his or her copy of the documents passed out by the Democracy Alliance behind, and they eventually fell into the wrong hands.  Ours.

Hobby Lobby Deceit.  Liberals typically use religion like they do corporations (and most other things, for that matter):  only when it is politically convenient or profitable.  Whenever conservatives use their morality as a basis for making business decisions or passing legislation, liberals, seemingly unaware of their hypocrisy, love to note how conservatives are "forcing their religion" or "forcing their morality" on others.  When liberals talk in terms of the "evils" of corporations and the "one-percent," or the "rights" of women (or men) to have all the sex they want without any of the consequences, or how "wrong" it is to deny homosexuals the privilege of "marrying," they are also making moral and religious arguments.  Of course, when one's "morals" allow for the killing of children in the womb, marriage perversions, and the like, it is rather easy to deceive others into thinking that your arguments are rooted not in some perverse morality but in "science" and "reason."

The Blood of Liberty.  Liberals encounter no hazardous side roads or dead-ends on their grand highway to perfection.  From claiming that Social Security funds are safe in a lockbox to insisting that government control of the medical system will provide superior health care to arguing that throwing money at climate change will make it stop changing, they can't foresee that attempting to solve one problem can lead to more problems.  When new problems arise, they blame conservatives.  They can scoff at conservative faith because they have "science."

New York Dem: Illegals Should Have The Right To Vote.  New York state Sen. Guestavo Rivera wants to pass legislation to give illegal immigrants the right to vote in local and state elections, Reuters reports.  In terms of the broad benefits available to non-citizens, this bill is the first of its kind in America.  The main objective of the New York Is Home Act, according to Rivera, is to integrate illegal immigrants, who are estranged from participation in civic, economic and political life.  The legislation not only gives illegal immigrants the right to vote, but establishes a kind of second-tiered citizenship on a state level, in which illegal immigrants can apply for tuition assistance, health insurance and driver's and professional licenses, among other benefits.

Beware a beneficent government.  The president is an ardent progressive.  This dastardly philosophy of government was brought into the American mainstream 100 years ago by a Republican, Theodore Roosevelt, and a Democrat, Woodrow Wilson.  Its guiding principle is the belief that government — not individuals — is the chief engine of human progress.  If that means government tearing down rich persons to help poor persons, if that means the massive redistribution of wealth, if it means federal regulation of every conceivable occupation or productive endeavor, if it means fighting an unjust war, progressives are for it.

5 Disastrous Obama Policy Decisions That Have Already Blown Up In His Face.  The only reason liberalism survives is because there's usually a good bit of lag between when a policy is being implemented and the time when the American people get to see the results.  If Americans could somehow magically see what would happen in a decade or two after a liberal policy has passed, there would be no liberals left.  Instead, back in the real world, liberals create or exacerbate disasters with their policies, blame everyone other than themselves, and then demand more government action to fix the problem they screwed up in the first place.

Iraq Civil War Is Exactly What Democrats Wanted.  The chaos that is unfolding in Iraq is being portrayed in the media as an unexpected development.  It certainly is an unnecessary fate for a country that had, until recently, a chance of survival.  Yet it is not only the predictable, but in fact the desirable, outcome in Iraq for Democrats, who in 2006 were pushing for as quick a withdrawal from Iraq as possible — never mind the foreseeable consequences, including genocide and a terrorist takeover.

38 Points From 1963 — It Is Happening — The Communist Takeover of America.  Of course this isn't new information, but it is even more critical today than it was then with the passage of time.  It is now fifty-one years later and the hard work of the communists seems to be paying off — for them, and they aren't through.  Every American should be clamoring in the streets over what is taking place.  The fact that we aren't is frightening.  While some of those 45 seem irrelevant now, most are clearly in play in today's Democrat Party as well as American politics and government.

The New Regressives.  We should not use the word "progressive" or "liberal," given that on issues like abortion, affirmative action, the environment, illegal immigration, censorship, and a host of others, the left is reactionary to the core.

The Perplexing Durability of Keynesian Economics.  Keynesian economics is a failure.  It didn't work for Hoover and Roosevelt in the 1930s.  It didn't work for Japan in the 1990s.  And it didn't work for Bush or Obama in recent years.  No matter where's it's been tried, it's been a flop.  So why, whenever there's a downturn, do politicians resuscitate the idea that bigger government will "stimulate" the economy?

A Performance Review.  Obama has [a vision].  It's a left-wing vision, and it's mostly coherent.  He's for raising taxes, redistributing the wealth, giving federal regulators and bureaucrats more power than they've ever dreamed of, and reducing America's sway in the world.  For all his complaints about gridlock, he's achieved a good bit of this.  Oh, and he wants the national political discussion to focus on race, poverty, sexism, and fairness.

The VA and the Limits of Liberalism.  Many have noted, including our own John Fund, that the VA scandal poses an acute threat to the Obama administration because of how much its problems resemble the criticisms of Obamacare itself.  But let's imagine there was no Obamacare.  Let's imagine that Obama had actually followed through on his occasional promises to focus on the economy and jobs first and foremost and didn't blunder into the huge wasteful distraction that is the Affordable Care Act.  The lessons of the VA would still be a problem for Obama and for liberals generally.  Why?  Because the Democratic party simply is the party of government.  It is the party that insists on the nobility, efficacy and intellectual superiority of government.

The Democratic Party makes war on free speech.  The proposed amendment is astonishingly radical.  It would allow Congress to ban any spending on federal elections, which means that a challenger could beat an incumbent in only the most extraordinary circumstances.  (Campaign finance regulation has always been mostly about incumbent protection.)  Or Congress could ban all contributions or independent spending by individuals or corporations in excess of, say, $10, while allowing unlimited expenditures by unions.  This would guarantee that if the Congress is once controlled by Democrats, the Republicans could never win it back.

Another Noble Quest With No Solution.  Just as the left has no practical solution for global warming it has had no solution for arms control, universal healthcare, in fact, the expenses of the welfare state.  Arms control always depended on the United States, a nation that abides by its treaties, signing a treaty with Russia, a nation that does not abide by its treaties.  Universal health care's costs are proving to be catastrophic and will be unsustainable.  The welfare state runs up bills that in the end will bankrupt us.  Yet the dutiful leftists plods on, insisting that the answer to all our problems are readily available.

The Height of Utopianism.  A political battle that is shaping up in San Francisco has implications for other communities across the country.  The issue that will be on the June ballot is whether voter approval shall be required to change the height restrictions on buildings along the San Francisco waterfront.  Like so many other political issues, this one is being debated in runaway rhetoric bearing no resemblance to reality.  Former San Francisco City Attorney Louise Renne, for example, says that "the people" own the waterfront and therefore should be "consulted."  Really?  Can one of "the people," who supposedly own the waterfront, decide that he wants to sell his share of it and pocket the money?

What Conservatives Want from Washington.  Washington has become an exclusive province of leftism, a place in which all variety of conservative positions and values are subverted, corrupted, or compromised.  Is there any aspect of established leftism that could survive without the power centers of Washington?  No, there is not.

The Ten Commandments Of Liberalism.  [#6] Liberalism is a jealous god and it will not tolerate anything, especially Christianity, being put before it. [...]
[#7] It's better to bankrupt a city like Detroit, cause the deaths of millions in Africa by banning DDT, or destroy the American health care system with Obamacare than to be called "mean" for choosing policies based on whether they work or not.
[#8] Not only should you go ahead and covet your neighbor's possessions, you should encourage other people to do it, too.  Then, you should call for the government to take their possessions and redistribute them.

Why True American Conservatives Cannot Be Extremist and How Progressives are Ultimately Tyrants.  [Scroll down]  The unspeakable crime of conservatives?  Their heartless desire to live their own lives and to be left alone by the bullying U.S. government.  What has been the conservative outcry since disco was still a thing?  Follow the Constitution, be fiscally responsible, and restore limited government.  Not to impose their will on anyone; and if anything, simply to work, prosper, express themselves freely and be allowed to watch the new season of 24 in peace.  Unfortunately, this doesn't jibe with the progressives' plans for control over Americans' lives — regarding everything from education to dish detergent.  There is no natural barrier to the left's powerlust:  the "progressive" seeks no less than to control the social and physical environment of all mankind.  Their philosophy is the very essence of extremism, [...]

Torquemada Invades America.  This nation of free and open inquiry has been seized by totalitarians who refuse to entertain other points of view.  The debate about global warming is over[,] say adherents of this position.  When, if ever, has the debate about any scientific issue been over?  That is the least of it.  So complete is the feminist assault on the culture that one can no longer say men and woman aren't interchangeable.  Should a military officer challenge the faith, he can be sure promotion is not in his future.  Common sense is in retreat before the gods of cultural reformation.  It is now part of the orthodoxy to contend that all nations and cultures are equally good, with the possible exception of Israel.

Advice to Democrats: Don't say 'recovery'.  Election-year memo to Democratic candidates:  Don't talk about the economic recovery.

Dem consultants telling candidates not to use the word 'recovery'.  You can't spin the failure of Obama's economic policies.  Too many people are still hurting while a majority believe we're still in a recession.  Since the Dems won't mention "recovery" it's up to Republican candidates to bring up the fact that there has been no recovery after 6 years — and bring it up often.

A Lesson in Liberal/Democratic Party Hypocrisy.  What do Herman Cain, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Tim Scott, Michele Bachmann, Condoleezza Rice, Allen West, Dr. Ben Carson, and TW Shannon all have in common? [...] They are hated by liberals and Democrats. [...] They are women and minorities who honor God, family, and country.  They are self-reliant, extremely successful and do not view themselves as victims.  Liberals and Democrats will not tolerate such liberated independent thinking by women and minorities.  It threatens the foundation of the Democratic Party which is built on insidious evil lies, class envy, and victimhood-ism.

First, Stop the Train.  Currently, there are two major visions for America.  Liberals envision an overarching central government that controls all of the resources and ensures "equitable" redistribution in a way that prevents anyone from suffering hardship, regardless of their lifestyle and life choices.  The conservative vision emphasizes personal responsibility and a governmental role confined by the U.S. Constitution.  This is the vision that was embraced by our Founders.  The liberal vision, however, seems to be rapidly gaining momentum, even though many of its proponents would argue that either the government is not really trying to take control, or authority is a necessary function in its role of determining qualifications for licenses, setting standards, and establishing such things as age requirements for public-school attendance.

The Progressive March to the Future is Destroying America.  The progressive march to the future is destroying America.  What the Democrats and the progressives are doing behind the scenes is a more frightening and unjustified power grab than Putin's on the Ukraine. [...] [I]n spite of the dysfunction of our House and Senate there is a more pervasive danger — and it is the people who are behind the scenes — people who in the dead of night write laws and bills that no one seems to know what [...] is in them.  Or decisions that give up America's sovereignty to an organization that has now changed what its initial purpose once was to an institution preparing for a one-world government, The United Nations.  So the freest, most stable nation in the world gives up the Internet to forces that could advance it being stifled?  Does this make sense?

More proof liberals are the new intolerants.  Silicon Valley liberals spent millions of dollars funding President Obama's re-election and have been some of the left's most ardent supporters of progressive causes.  And they are just getting started.  After helping give America ObamaCare, medical marijuana and a feeble foreign policy, the young tech geniuses are now trying to purge conservatives and those who support conservative causes from corporate board rooms.

GOP Blows Chance To Nail Another ObamaCare Failure.  The original plan for ObamaCare was to force every business with 50 or more employees to provide "affordable" coverage or pay a stiff fine, [and] to sharply restrict the plans they could offer by, among other things, capping deductibles at $2,000 for workers.  The cap was little more than a stealth attempt by Democrats to wreck Health Savings Accounts, which trade off high deductibles for tax-free savings accounts that can be used to pay out-of-pocket health costs.

Fish Instead of People, Ideologies without Consequences.  There is a great sickness in California, home of the greatest number of American billionaires and poor people, land of the highest taxes and about the worst schools and roads in the nation.  The illness is a new secular religion far more zealous and intolerant than the pre-Reformation zealotry of the Church.  Modern elite liberalism is based on the simple creed that one's affluence and education, one's coolness and zip code, should shield him from the consequences of one's bankrupt thoughts that he inflicts on others.

We Have Become the Communist States of America.  In 1963, U.S. Rep. A.S. Herlong Jr., D-Fla., read into the Congressional Record a list of "Current Communist Goals" as enumerated by Dr. Cleon Skousen in "The Naked Communist," penned in 1958.  I encourage you to read the whole list, but for now let's focus on those goals that most closely align with the seditious agenda of America's "progressive" movement.  It's actually most of them.  Though Herlong was a Democrat, the list reads like today's Democratic Party Platform.

Why Not Just Get Rid of the Immigration Law Altogether?  The former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, John Sandweg, published an op-ed this week calling, in effect, for the abolition of immigration law.  Sandweg, a criminal defense attorney and Arizona crony of Janet Napolitano, wrote in relation to President Obama's directive that ICE reexamine enforcement policies with an eye toward making them more "humane."  To that end, he says ICE "should eliminate 'non-criminal re-entrants and immigration fugitives' as a priority category for deportation."

Democrat Wants His Party to Officially Come Out Against the Second Amendment.  The Daily Surge has a clip of Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) on Bill Maher's HBO show.  Ellison says the Democratic Party should just be honest about its stance on guns. [...] For some reason, Americans murdered by drug cartel members along the border never came up.  Neither did the victims of Chicago's gang violence.

Obama and The Democrats Plot To Control America.  The entitlement crisis has been a crisis that has not been allowed to go to waste.  Under Obama's feeble economy and sputtering "recovery" (the weakest in modern history), spending on welfare, food stamps, and disability payments have soared.  Hooking people onto the government IV line is an excellent way to increase dependency and the number of future dependable Democrats.  It is also an excellent way to bankrupt America. [...] [T]hey can then consider their mission accomplished:  the permanent weakening of America.  Obama and Congressional Democrats have handcuffed all future presidents and endangered Americans yet to be born.

'You have no idea how bad it is,' says ex-spook on destruction of US.  On Wednesday it was reported that America's enemies within, mainly those who are part of the "progressive movement," are very close to their ultimate goal of the complete demise of the Republic has envisioned by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  Today there is even more disturbing news.  An "ex-spook" as they are known, in other words a retired member of the CIA, stated concerning the effort to destroy the U.S., "You have no idea how bad it is."  The enemies of freedom and the Constitution within the country, he said, have now succeeded in putting most of their goals in place.  "Think of how far they have come since 2008," he continued, "Most Americans don't even recognize their own country anymore.  They feel like foreigners in their own land."

Hedge Funds, K Street, and the Ugly Underbelly of the Democratic Party.  In case you missed it, Senate Democrats staged an all-night talkfest on Monday to promote higher taxes and increased government regulation to address the scientific theory known as "climate change."  Hopefully you did miss it, because most well adjusted people have better things to do than stay up all night watching a bunch of senior citizens talk about solar panels and wind turbines.  At least one person was paying close attention:  liberal billionaire and reluctant democracy advocate Tom Steyer, who has pledged to spend $100 million backing Democrats who support aggressive government action to reduce carbon emissions.  Democratic senators want Steyer's money, they just don't want anyone to think their stance on "climate change" is based on anything other than a genuine concern for Gaia.

The Black Book of the American Left: Volume 2 — The Progressives.  We have entered a surreal political landscape where a radical left — a left that supported Communism during the Cold War either directly or under the guise of "anti-anti-Communism" — now occupies the commanding heights of the culture and has redefined the political center.  Now radicalism — Marxism and its socialist variants — is referred to by arbitrators of the culture as the political center — liberalism.  What was once "centrism" — the liberalism of the Democratic Party in the Kennedy era is now referred to as right-wing extremism.  John F. Kennedy now long dead can still be carelessly referred to as a liberal icon thanks to the general amnesia, but Kennedy's actual politics were identical to those of Ronald Reagan — militant anti-communism, hawkish on defense, for a capital gains tax cut and a balanced budget.

What the Senate's all-nighter on climate change is really about.  Dozens of Democratic senators plan to speak out Monday night [3/10/2014] into early Tuesday morning about their growing concerns with climate change.  Adopting a strategy used in the past year to great effect by Republican senators  — Ted Cruz, anyone? — at least 28 Democrats plan to use floor time to raise their concerns on the lack of attention being paid to climate change — although there is no single bill or even set of bills for which they will be advocating.

Senate Democrats' donor-friendly global warming show.  Senator after senator will undoubtedly join [Hawaii Democratic Sen. Brian] Schatz in insisting that Congress must act.  But the Democratic talkathon is not about any action in particular.  It's not being staged in support of, or opposition to, any specific legislative proposal.  And if there were proposed legislation under consideration, Democrats could just pass it, or at least bring it up for debate and a vote, because they control the Senate with a 55-seat majority.  But that, apparently, is not the point of the all-nighter.

Dinesh D'Souza: Obama Believes in 'Moral Indictment of America and Free Market'.  President Barack Obama believes in the central argument of modern progressivism, according to Dinesh D'Souza. [...] Obama, he said, knows exactly what he is doing.  "The point about Obama is that he is someone who wants to shrink America's footprint in the world," he said.  "He wants to remake America."  Modern progressives like Obama, D'Souza said, believe that "America and the wealth of America is based on theft."  He said they fundamentally believe that America stole land from Native Americans, took the labor of Africans, stole a part of Mexico, and is currently taking oil from the Middle East.  "This is what we are up against," D'Souza said of the "moral attack against capitalism."

Obama's $4 Trillion Budget: Liberalism's Last Hurrah?  Barack Obama keeps saying there isn't a government program for every problem in America, but you wouldn't know it from reading his new 2015 federal budget.  This nearly $4 trillion document would spend more federal dollars on everything from climate change to green energy to transit systems to welfare state expansion to federal land purchases to day-care subsidies.  The spending blueprint is a back-door scheme to bust the budget caps that already were raised just last December.

Obama's Bizarro World Budget For Fiscal 2015.  Despite its relative insignificance in the grand scheme of things, the annual White House budget proposal does provide a window into the president's thinking on the size and scope of government.  The fiscal 2015 budget — released a month late on Tuesday — also manages to showcase Obama's worrisome detachment from reality.  The budget rests, for example, on the assumption that real GDP growth this year will be 3.1%.  The Congressional Budget Office pegs it at 2.7%; the consensus in the financial sector is 2.5%.

Boxer: 'Absolutely No Way We're Going to Cut Spending'.  While discussing federal spending and transportation funding last week, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said "there is absolutely no way we're going to cut spending."  Boxer was discussing the Highway Trust Fund with members of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) in Washington on Feb. 26, when she addressed various tax increases that may be used to raise money for the program.

Tax-and-spend liberalism does not work.  Here is the proof:
President Obama's Growth Gap Hits $1.31 Trillion.  [A]nnual growth during Obama's "recovery" has never topped 3%.  By comparison, it never fell below 3% during the Reagan recovery.  And in the nine years following the 1990-91 recession, GDP grew faster than 3% in all but two.  [Indeed], even Jimmy Carter had some strong growth years.

Obama: the Pen, Phone, and Failure.  [President Obama's] EPA is trying to regulate the coal industry out of business.  Coal provides 37% of our electricity.  Do not be alarmed, he is replacing that generating capacity with... well, nothing.  You see, skyrocketing the price of electricity was an objective not a side effect.  If you can't afford it, you won't use it.  The goal is to push Americans out of single-family homes into high-density cities, where tiny, cubicle-like apartments, clustered around mass transit will become the norm.  In these progressive Shangri-Las, no one will own a car, which is a good thing since Barry has doubled the price of gasoline in his first term and will probably double it again before the end of his second.

Dem Sen. Wyden: Give Every Child a $500 College Savings Account.  Sen. Ron Wyden, (D-OR) is intending to draft a law that would entitle every child born in the United States to a $500 savings account of their own.  Wyden stated that if there were universal savings accounts for newborns, it would "really put a dent in the poverty rate."

The Editor says...
This is nothing new.  Hillary Clinton had the same idea 6½ years ago, except her idea was to give every newborn $5,000.  The money wouldn't come out of her pocket, or Senator Wyden's pocket, so why not offer $50,000?

Obama calls homosexuality one of our 'fundamental freedoms' in statement slamming Ugandan bill.  President Barack Obama has elevated the right to have sex with a member of the same sex to the level of universal "fundamental freedoms" in a new presidential statement criticizing Uganda.  But critics say his promotion of homosexuality in a continent that overwhelmingly opposes that behavior amounts to a form of liberal "cultural imperialism."

Time to hold Democrats in Congress responsible for the mess they created.  [Scroll down]  A more appropriate target for the current sorry state of affairs would be Democrats in Congress who have been loyally marching behind this president as he leads this country into the abyss.  Democrats from red and purple states like to tout themselves at home as "moderates" or "independents" in line with the interests and values of their voters.  But a closer look at many of their actual votes paints a much different picture.  Their record is far different than their campaign rhetoric, and a careful examination shows that when President Obama needed them to advance his liberal agenda, they fell in line.  All the big ticket legislative items under his watch only happened because of Democratic unity.

Progressive Democrats are Going to Bankrupt One State at a Time.  Time to start watching U.S. cities go bankrupt.  Prior to Detroit, there was Stockton, California, and, according to Stephen Moore, now the chief economist with the Heritage Foundation, there are more than sixty of the largest cities that "are plagued with the same kinds of retirement legacy costs that sent Detroit in Chapter 9 bankruptcy" last year.  "Keep an eye on 'too big to fail' cities like Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York," he warned.  Among the twenty cities he listed in an August 2013 Newsmax article, he cited Compton and Oakland, CA, Harrisburg, PA, and Providence, RI.  What these and other cities have in common is that "the vast majority are located in states with forced unions, non-right-to-work states." [...] At the time it declared bankruptcy, Detroit had 47 different public employee unions.

The Democrats' New Rallying Cry: Work Is a Trap and We Applaud Those Who Can Avoid It.  The modern Democrat Party looks at government the same way little kids view Santa.  Liberals seem to believe the government has infinite resources that can be used to hand out free gifts without ever having to worry about how they will be paid for.  However, back in the real world, "gifts" aren't free.  The money for those "gifts" has to be confiscated from people who work for a living and all too often these days, it's given to people who don't.

A Nation Governed by Traitors.  Liberals and 'progressives' want so desperately to change America into the kinds of nations others flee from by the millions.  Yet, they're constantly proclaiming America as great and wonderful ... but truthfully, they don't believe it.  If they did then why the desire to change her?

65 of 70 biggest spenders are Democrats, led by Congressional Black Caucus members.  Democrats in Congress sponsored 618 bills in 2013 that would have spent at least $1.35 trillion, and Republicans sponsored 147 bills worth $635 billion, according to a Washington Examiner analysis.  The figures provide an unusual insight into what members of Congress would do if they ran the show and had a free hand to spend tax dollars.  Of the 70 members who sponsored the largest number of spending bills, 65 were Democrats, four were Republicans and one an independent.

Farewell to Henry Waxman, maker of bad laws.  After 40 years in Congress, California Democrat Henry Waxman is calling it quits.  His legacy includes a toxic fuel additive (a boondoggle known as ethanol), a failed pork-fest of a climate bill and the devastation of small businesses — to name a few of his legislative accomplishments.

Waxman Retirement A Sign Of The Times For Troubled Dems.  If you've never heard of Waxman, he's one of the farthest-left members of the House of Representatives, a key member of the chamber's way-beyond-liberal Progressive Caucus.  The Democratic Socialists of America claim him as one of their own.  In his long career, he's never met a big-spending, high-taxing program he didn't either back or push himself.  It was Waxman who, among many other damaging endeavors, championed an industry-destroying cap-and-trade bill, helped expand Medicare and Social Security and push them into bankruptcy, held endless hearings to harass businesses and conservatives, tried to impose net neutrality on the Internet and advocated a ruinous carbon tax.

Progressives Without Progress.  There isn't very much progress in the progressive movement.  Progress is the expansion of possibilities.  Progressives, however, have a Malthusian obsession with the scarcity of all things.  They believe that we are about to run out of everything from energy to water to wealth and education and that like starving survivors on a lifeboat we have to redistribute everything.

In Their Own Words: Lenin, Stalin, Obama, and Hillary.  It is beneficial to remind ourselves periodically of the realities in the struggle between Constitutionalism / Capitalism and Marxism-Leninism.  It is a continual struggle, whether we acknowledge it or not.  And the enemy of America as a constitutional republic with a capitalistic economic system is Marxism-Leninism, whether it be characterized as communism, socialism, progressivism, leftism, statism, or liberalism (in its current state).

Fact-Free Liberals.  President Obama seems completely unaware of how many of the policies he is trying to impose have been tried before, in many times and places around the world, and have failed time and again.  Economic equality?  That was tried in the 19th century, in communities set up by Robert Owen, the man who coined the term "socialism."  Those communities all collapsed.

Why Don't We Merge These Disasters and Call It "ClimateCare"!  We shouldn't be surprised that something called the "Affordable Care Act" would be anything but.  And the number of uninsured Americans is now likely higher because of this law. [...] [W]e have a health care policy and a climate policy both falling short of "ambitions."  And for the exact same reason:  reality just won't conform to the will of liberalism.

Global Citizens of the World, Obey!  The political left never rests in its drive to transform the U.S. into a more statist, more collective society.  Its adherents are always scanning the status quo for openings and vulnerabilities to exploit, and they tirelessly produce a wide array of initiatives to advance their cause.  It is hard to always know what they are up to; these initiatives are often veiled to look benign, or they contain rewards for special interests that defuse likely opposition.  When closely examined, however, the initiatives are embedded with plans for major fundamental changes.  Well-known recent examples include the Common Core, the Affordable Care Act, and Agenda 21.  One such initiative with the hidden potential for sweeping transformation is the "internationalization" of higher education.

Dems want detained immigrants to be informed of their legal rights.  Reps. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) have proposed a bill that would require U.S. officials to ensure that immigrants who are detained are made fully aware of their legal rights.  The Immigrant Detainee Legal Rights Act, H.R. 3914, establishes an Office of Legal Access Programs, which would educate illegal immigrants about their rights.  The program would also help detained immigrants make "informed and timely decisions regarding their removal and eligibility for relief from removal."

Obama is 100% right about inequality.  America was not built around fighting inequality.  Never.  America was not built around equality, fairness, or social justice.  Those have never been the cornerstones of our economy.  Those have never been the central tenants of our country, or our Constitution.  [...] Yet somehow we managed, even with inequality not even on our radar screen, to build the greatest nation in world history — and the greatest economy in world history.  Coincidence?  We built an economy more powerful than most of the world combined.  An economy so great that people the world over tried to escape their countries to come to ours.  An economy so great the world gave it a name:  "the American Dream."

The Idol of Equality.  Gun-control laws and the use of the bully pulpit and government protocols to prevent law-abiding citizens from obtaining traditional firearms did not curb the murder rate in Chicago or Detroit.  It only drove up the price of bullets, created panic buying, and ultimately will result in more, not fewer, guns in the hands of citizens who are now angry that their government slanders them as quasi-criminals.

You've Been Warned.  Most every president hopes for a second term, but this bunch understood from the jump that the second term is everything.  Harry Reid sounds and acts like a man who never expects the Democrats to lose another election.

California Democrats will push background checks for ammunition.  Following passage last year of some of the strongest gun-control laws in the nation in the wake of the school shooting in Newton, Conn., leading California Democrats will open a new front in the fight against gun violence this year with a proposal to conduct background checks on people who purchase ammunition.  State Senate Democrats will push to require a comprehensive background check on anyone seeking to purchase ammunition, and to require a one-year permit for ammunition purchases.

NY Times and the Left: Champions of Polygamy.  The New York Times, ever eager to push any meme that undermines the Judeo-Christian devotion to traditional morality and the single heterosexual family unit, has progressed from championing LGBT rights to its newest passion:  polygamy.  The Times is not alone; other leftist media outlets such as Huffington Post are leaders in the effort, too.

Leftists Committed To Getting Their Grubby Paws On Your Kids Early.  Progressives will trot out study after study to prove to you that your child will never learn to write his name without sticking the pen in his eye if you don't get him to a preschool STAT.  (One wonders how all of the scientists who got us to the moon were able to do so without the benefit of having gone to preschool.)  It's all garbage, of course, but it's purposeful garbage.  The sooner they can get your kids out of your hands and into those of a government employee who will say anything for a pension, the better.

DeFazio: U.S. Must Regulate Carbon Emissions and 'Force' Regulation on Other Countries.  Blasting Republican "climate-change deniers" as well as "blathering idiots on talk shows" who joked about the "Arctic vortex," Rep. Peter DeFazio urged Congress to tackle climate change in 2014.  He called it one of the "biggest challenges of our time."  He wants the Obama administration to regulate carbon emissions as pollution.  And "even if we take strong measures here, we've got to force those measures on other countries," he said in a five-minute speech on the House floor Wednesday [1/8/2014].

The Bleeding Obvious.  [T]he push for "gun control" in this country has almost nothing to do with safety (something every responsible gun owner is entirely in favor of) and everything to do with the Left's innately fascist impulses.  Restrict it!  Ban it!  Outlaw it!  These people never stop, they never sleep, they never quit, even in the face of all the evidence.

Progressivism Is A Move Backward, Not Forward.  Progressivism.  It sounds positive and uncontroversial.  After all, we all want to progress, don't we?  But progressivism isn't what its advocates want everyone to think it is.  It is not a road to progress or any attempt to make progress.  It is a return to a tribal existence in which groups fight among each other for government-distributed resources.  Progressivism dates back to the late 19th century.  Its animating objective is to use the power of government to design, order, mold and control society.  Under this idea, professional politicians and master bureaucrats identify what they believe to be societal flaws and use government to "fix" them.  It results in the practice of unlimited government and the supremacy of the state, which has the duty, according to progressive political scientist John Burgess, to perfect humanity.

The Progressive Agenda Crashes into Complexity.  [T]he destruction of the American coal industry is moving right along, a product of Obama executive decrees and EPA regulations.  And if we were to look deeper we'd find plenty of others.  The attempted transformation of the economy that we are witnessing is by no means limited to a handful of isolated and unrelated programs.  What does this transformation look like overall?  It involves drastically cut energy sources, seriously limited forms of transportation, 19th-century (or even more primitive) health care, less food, expensive light sources, seriously truncated job opportunities, and higher education too expensive for any but the elite.  In other words, Americans are to become poor, cold, hungry, and stupid, while sitting in the dark.  That's the progressive plan for the wealthiest nation in the long human record.

A Left-Wing America Stands Alone.  America's massive wealth and resources have allowed the left to act as if it could borrow against them indefinitely to finance its big government schemes.  Imagine a billionaire's fortune falling into the hands of his idiot wastrel son who has no idea that money ever runs out.  Smaller countries don't have the luxury of running up infinite debts and not worrying about how they will be paid back or pretending that impossible rates of economic growth will compensate for trillion dollar deficits.  America is the left's economic fantasyland because it has so much that they imagine that it will take a long time to bankrupt.

The Four Freedoms: 75 Years of Liberal Betrayal.  The point is that liberals today stand foursquare against any speech that hasn't been pre-approved by the liberal censors, and they operate blacklists against people that violate liberal speech codes, according to the principle that you'll never get a job in this tinsel-town again.  Liberals have utterly betrayed their belief in Freedom of Speech.

Do Democrats really need to promote religious persecution?  Democrat politicians do not want respectful disagreement between evangelicals and gays.  War between homosexuals and evangelicals is important for them.  The Democratic Party, in order to raise money from gays and lock in millennial votes, is attacking freedom of thought, speech and religion.  This is a basic community organizing tactic:  encourage grievance, divide the community, fan the flames of conflict, and inject government power into social problems.  By putting their own political interests before every other value, Democrats have pushed our country into a culture clash that is becoming unresolvable.

Why Obama and Obamacare may be the death of American liberalism.  It's almost impossible to exaggerate the absurdities that have attended Obamacare, beginning with the president's infamous lies about keeping your present plan and your doctor, and continuing through the 11,000 pages of implementing regulations written to date, according to USA Today's Jayne O'Donnell.  Incredibly, thousands more Obamacare regulations are yet to be written, many of the horrendous problems with the program's healthcare.gov website remain unsolved and 2014 promises to add millions more people to nearly six million who lost their coverage in 2013.

National Renewable Electricity Standard: Why raise electricity prices?  Earlier this month, Representatives Jared Polis (D Colorado), Ben Ray Luján (D New Mexico), and Ann Kuster (D New Hampshire) introduced the National Renewable Electricity Act of 2013 (RES Act) into the US House of Representatives.  The act mandates that all US retail electrical suppliers buy an increasing amount of electricity from renewable energy sources, or pay fines for the shortfall.  If the law is passed, it will raise electricity prices for Americans for questionable environmental gains.

The Decline and Fall of Political Discourse.  The majority of the American people, asleep during the past sixty years of overwhelming peace and prosperity, are gradually waking up to the massive deception that has been perpetrated by the Left and their inability to solve the almost insolvable problems they, in large part, created.  Unfortunately it has taken the election of Barack Obama and the imposition of ObamaCare, among other policies aimed at concentrating power in the hands of the American Left, to achieve this epiphany.

On the Road to Itascas.  Martin Luther King Jr. said, "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." [...] Was Reverend King referring to the infinite hope for more food stamps, Medicaid, and Obamaphones?  That is all socialist entitlement offers.

No Moral Grounds for Obamacare.  Obamacare, like all redistributionist programs, turns morality on its head by holding need as the moral standard.  This subjects anyone to the force and whim of a thousand masters, or a hundred thousand, or as many who declare such need.  That is the antithesis of a moral system.

Democratic Party has no more centrists.  The Democratic Party has gone so far left that late Senate stalwarts like Henry "Scoop" Jackson and Pat Moynihan, lions of liberalism but also of common sense and a strong military, must be spinning in their graves.

Progressives & patience: A look at how we got Obamacare.  Obamacare didn't happen overnight.  For the last 75 years, progressives have trotted out the idea of compulsory health care or subsidized national health insurance every decade or so, been defeated, and then gone back to the drawing board.  Their tenaciousness finally paid off in 2010 when Congress by the narrowest of margins passed a bill with no Republican votes, and President Obama signed into law his "signature" achievement.

Comprehensively Yours.  [B]ecause liberalism (or "progressivism," as they now prefer), when taken to its nth degree, must and does end in fascism.  In order to achieve the liberal paradise, and since the common folk cannot be trusted, coercion must be part of the solution; the generation that screamed "off the pigs" now controls most of the levers of the federal government, and have become the pigs themselves.

Howard Dean: Employers Have No Right to Make Health Decisions, But Gov't Does.  Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, a liberal Democrat, says decisions about health care should rest with the federal government, not with individual employers who pay for their workers' health insurance.  "So, you know, this is one country," Dean told CNN's "State of the Union" with Candy Crowley on Sunday [12/1/2013].  "We all have to live by a set of things that are passed in Washington and agreed to by the court.  We'll see what the court does, but I don't think a particular employer has a right to decide what kind of health care their employees are going to get.  That's now in the hands of the federal government, and that's where it should be."

Morality, Anti-Morality, and Socialism.  Since the founding of America, personal choice has been organized around the teachings of Judeo-Christian morality.  But this psychology of personal choice has been upended by a vast reaction against the idea of morality itself.  Today in America the psychological process of personal choice is influenced by anti-moral experimentalism, the end stage of which is socialism.

Masking Totalitarianism.  One of the oldest notions in the history of mankind is that some people are to give orders and others are to obey.  The powerful elite believe that they have wisdom superior to the masses and that they've been ordained to forcibly impose that wisdom on the rest of us.  Their agenda calls for an attack on the free market and what it implies — voluntary exchange.  Tyrants do not trust that people acting voluntarily will do what the tyrant thinks they should do.  Therefore, free markets are replaced with economic planning and regulation that is nothing less than the forcible superseding of other people's plans by the powerful elite.

The 'fatal conceit' of President Obama and Kathleen Sebelius.  The book is called The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism.  Although the language and discussion of the book is not all that simple, the basic point is, I think, pretty straightforward.  Hayek summed it all up in his acceptance speech for his Nobel Prize.  He noted the critical importance that we know what we don't know.  Thinking you know what you don't and can't know, the illusion that men can plan, organize, and control things far beyond their understanding is the "fatal conceit" of socialism.

Don't Forget the Other Entitlement Monsters.  Like Obamacare, the SNAP program takes a small problem that in the past was addressed by churches, families, mutual aid societies, and fraternal organizations, inflates it into a crisis by hyperbolic rhetoric, and then claims only a massive federal entitlement and regulatory regime can solve the problem.  That has been the progressive playbook for nearly a century, and the result has been a bloated federal bureaucracy, ruinous debt, and taxes appropriated from the producers of economic growth.

Legalizing illegal immigrants is the solution to Obamacare: Democrat.  Rep. Jared Polis said Friday [11/15/2013] the key problem with health care right now is that illegal immigrants aren't included in Obamacare, and said part of the solution is to pass a bill granting them citizenship rights.  The House is debating a GOP-written bill that would allow Americans to keep their health plans that have been canceled under Obamacare, but Mr. Polis, a Colorado Democrat, said the chamber should instead be looking at ways to make sure everyone in the country is covered by the Affordable Care Act — including illegal immigrants.

House Democratic Leaders: We Will Not Apologize to Americans Losing Their Health Insurance.  Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, the top four House Democrats — Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Assistant Leader James Clyburn, Whip Steny Hoyer and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra — were asked if they would apologize to any constituents who felt misled by Democrats.  Each declined.

Why Obama lied about health care.  [E]very lie is planted for a single end:  to justify increasing the power of the federal government, and with it the clout of its Number One champion, the Democrat Party.  That's why it's important to remember that it wasn't just Obama who told the Noble Lie about ObamaCare, it was the entire Democratic party.  Every member of Congress who voted for the Affordable Care Act knew its provisions would be a disaster for ten of millions of Americans already holding health insurance policies.  They knew the idea that people would be allowed to keep their existing policies was a fiction, just as they knew that far from making health care "affordable" ObamaCare would send insurance premiums skyrocketing — an average of 43 percent around the country.

MA Politician Wants Unannounced Home Searches by Police to Enforce Gun Law.  Swampscott, Massachusetts Selectman Barry Greenfield is pushing a measure to give police the authority to conduct home searches to check proper storage of firearms.  Greenfield said "state law requires Massachusetts gun owners to keep their firearms locked away or rendered inoperable."  There are "600 registered gun owners in [Swampscott]," and the selectman wants police to be able to drop in unannounced, enter the homes of each gun owner, and verify compliance.

The Editor says...
The 4th Amendment very clearly prohibits blanket searches of every house in town, looking for guns, drugs, cash, or whatever the cops can find.  If an idea like this were to be met with no resistance, those unannounced searches would become a daily routine, and the 4th Amendment would be an archaic technicality.  Even the mere proposal of such a law (by the state of Massachusetts) is what one would expect to see only in Cuba, North Korea or East Germany.

Debbie Does D.C.  Leftists wishing a complete treatment of progressive chants, tics, talking points, sacraments, secret handshakes, and calamitous policies can find them in For the Next Generation, a tedious and repetitious 300-page walk through the entire catalogue of leftist delusions.  Every failed idea since Rousseau is here lovingly lifted up as part of the path to an American paradise.

Democrats Want Doctors To Be Owned By The State.  Don't think that ObamaCare is the Democrats' last word on health care.  They won't be content until both patients and doctors are under their command.

Democrats considering bill to lift minimum wage by 40 percent.  Senate Democrats, hoping to move beyond the disastrous rollout of the new health care law, plan to pivot to legislation that would increase the federal minimum wage by nearly $3, to over $10 an hour.  Democratic lawmakers met privately Thursday [11/7/2013] to discuss proposals, including one by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, which would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, a nearly 40 percent increase.  It would also would tie wage levels to inflation.

Obamacare Is Obama Unmasked.  [A]fter five years of unconscionably reckless federal spending, a wholesale assault on our domestic energy industries, endless abuses of executive authority and other lawless incursions on the Constitution, unprecedented divisiveness and polarization across economic, racial and gender lines, America's declining power and prestige in the world, an explosion of the welfare state, and the worst economic recovery in 60 years, how can anyone who cares about this nation's future and the well-being of our children and grandchildren keep supporting this man's policies?

Winners and Losers: ObamaCare Exposes the 'Soylent Green Liberals'.  America is learning that under ObamaCare there are losers — millions of them — and almost all among the working and middle class.  Up to 20 million will lose the insurance President Obama reassured them they could keep, and as the cost of premiums and deductibles spike, they will find their health care choices limited.  But the only reaction to this human carnage from America's "Soylent Green Liberals" is that it is all for the greater good.

Reid Hopes to Pass LGBT Workplace Protections.  The search is on for one last senator to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees from workplace discrimination.  Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., will bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to the Senate floor for the first time in 17 years next week, a statistic that both awes and infuriates advocates who say the vote is long overdue.  "People realize this is the next big civil rights step in America," says Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa.  "It is a historic step forward."

The Editor says...
It's the next big step, he says.  Not the last big step, just the next step in a long series.

If America blames Obama, Obamacare dies.  Democrats will not be satisfied with anything short of full government control of healthcare.  Like good disciples of Saul Alinsky, they will use any means necessary to get to this desired end.  In order to achieve the holy grail of single-payer healthcare, Democrats must do three things, almost simultaneously:  First, Obamacare must fail; second, destroy the private insurance market by putting private health insurers out of business; third, in conjunction with their partners in the mainstream media, they must persuade America that private insurance companies, not the federal takeover of healthcare, are responsible for rising premiums, lack of access, and the cancellation of tens of millions of Americans' healthcare plans.

Obamacare laid bare.  [Scroll down]  Obamacare is the largest transfer of wealth in recent American history.  But you can't say that openly lest you lose elections.  So you do it by subterfuge:  hidden taxes, penalties, mandates and coverage requirements that yield a surplus of overpayments.  So that your president can promise to cover 30 million uninsured without costing the government a dime.  Which from the beginning was the biggest falsehood of them all.  And yet the free lunch is the essence of modern liberalism.  Free mammograms, free preventative care, free contraceptives for Sandra Fluke.  Come and get it.

Obama orders government to prepare for impact of global warming.  President Obama issued an executive order Friday [11/1/2013] directing a government-wide effort to boost preparation in states and local communities for the impact of global warming.  The action orders federal agencies to work with states to build "resilience" against major storms and other weather extremes.  For example, the president's order directs that infrastructure projects like bridges and flood control take into consideration climate conditions of the future, which might require building structures larger or stronger — and likely at a higher price tag.

The Editor says...
By now it should be obvious:  Obama's goal is to make everything more expensive.  Electricity, gasoline, medical insurance, and, as we see here, everything else.  In order to justify preparations for the "impact of global warming," Mr. Obama would have to prove that there is (or will be) any global warming, and prove that one or two degrees of warming would be hazardous.  Neither he nor anyone else will never accomplish such a goal.  As usual, Mr. Obama is meddling in everybody's business for no reason except to impede capitalism.

Liberalism = Unhappyism.  Think about how our president campaigned and won.  "Hope and Change" was his slogan for the 2008 election.  Prior to his first swearing in he quipped, "We're just five days away from fundamentally changing America."  Why the need for all this change?  You typically want to change something if you're not happy about its current state.  This is the mantra of left-wing liberalism, "We've got to change all this because the way it is now stinks."  This seems to be how they feel about virtually everything.

Can We Finally Stop Pretending?  The president is incapable of telling a truth, and what conservatives have been predicting for three years about ObamaCare has been entirely correct. [...] We've seen a website and estimates of premium and deductible figures which have been panic-inducing all on their own.  There is not one single fact about this monstrosity that has been truly presented by the president, and his law, its destruction of lives and fortunes, and the pattern of fraud that have accompanied it rest solely and squarely on the Democratic Party.  They did this to the United States of America and they did it on purpose.

Is Obama a Dupe or a Totalitarian, Megalomaniacal Liar?  [Scroll down]  In the progressive era 100 years ago, that presidential attitude brought us the Federal Reserve, the federal income tax, Prohibition, World War I, prosecutions for speech critical of the government and the beginnings of official modern government racial segregation.  That same attitude in our era has brought us the Patriot Act, which allows federal agents to write their own search warrants, government borrowing that knows no end — including the $2 trillion Bush borrowed for the war in Iraq, a country which is now less stable than before Bush invaded, and the $7 trillion Obama borrowed to redistribute — and an NSA that monitors all Americans all the time.

Obamacare is a River of Lies.  How many Republican votes were for it?  Zip, zero, nada, zilch.  In either chamber of Congress.  The Democrats, and their little sycophants, own this.  They were all prepared to bask in the glory, set up a permanent Democrat majority, and pulverize the Republican party.  But ObamaCare is a river of lies, with headwaters in hell.  It was falsely conceived, falsely legislated, falsely adjudicated, falsely reported, falsely coded, and, unexpectedly, enjoyed a false rollout.

Ban on Gay Bias Gains Ground in Senate.  Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, said Wednesday [10/30/2013] that he would vote for a nondiscrimination bill that protects gay men, lesbians and transgender people, putting the measure within one vote of gaining the support it needs to overcome a filibuster.

The ObamaCare Awakening.  The millions of Americans who are receiving termination notices because their current coverage does not conform to Health and Human Services Department rules may not realize this is by design.  Maybe they trusted President Obama's repeated falsehood that people who liked their health plans could keep them.  But Americans should understand that this month's mass cancellation wave has been the President's political goal since 2008.  Liberals believe they must destroy the market in order to save it.

Senate Democrats back automatic debt limit hikes.  The move by Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, is aimed at heading off future Washington confrontations over increasing the government's borrowing cap.

The Editor says...
That's the same as no debt limit at all.

Obamacare's Media Mandate.  [Scroll down]  But, my friends, the Affordable Care Act may turn out to be the best thing that's happened to our country in decades, because it has so definitively crystallized the difference between our two political parties.  The coming failure of the ACA is only more proof that big government can do nothing right; that its intrusion into the private sector forebodes nothing but disaster; that the greatest healthcare system in the world will end up in shambles thanks solely to the Democratic Party, because, as officially noted in the Congressional Record, not a single Republican cast a vote to enact this doomed monstrosity.

ObamaCare Schaden-Fraud.  [Scroll down]  We did not grossly overpay cronies of yours to put the website together, and we did not forget the simple step of obtaining similar domain names to prevent cyber-squatting and identity theft.  You tech geniuses, you!  We did not hire ACORN and other known criminals as navigators to help get around the failing website, and we did not bring on sixteen thousand new IRS agents with the notion that they would help Americans stay healthier.  And we did not fire a polite operator who simply took a phone call from Sean Hannity.  Nope, this was all you.  And by "you," I mean the president and his economically ignorant cabinet and advisor team, the mainstream media, and the low-information bloggers and message board trolls who are going more silent by the second.  No, you guys did all this.

Obamacare's Rollout Is a Disaster That Didn't Have to Happen.  Obama promised open innovation and transparency.  Yet startups and hackers are forced to take a backseat to state-run websites, a mediocre government contractor secured the lucrative deal to build the federal exchange, and both HealthCare.gov's code and enrollment numbers are locked up by tight-lipped bureaucrats.

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Obamacare will inevitably implode, because Marxism fails every time it is attempted, and the Obamacare scheme is just a collectivist middle man between you and your health insurance company.  There is no value added by Obamacare — it is a tax collection mechanism that siphons money out of the health care industry, and it does this under threat of imprisonment.  Obamacare is a meddling parasite at best, and heavy-handed tyranny at worst.  In that regard, it is a reflection of Obama himself.

Broke U.S. Resumes Spending.  What would you think of a person who earned $24,000 a year but spent $35,000?  Suppose on top of that, he was already $170,000 in debt.  You'd tell him to get his act together — stop spending so much or he'd destroy his family, impoverish his kids and wreck their future.  Of course, no individual could live so irresponsibly for long.  But tack on eight more zeroes to that budget and you have the checkbook for our out-of-control, big-spending federal government.

Obama's Immigration Pivot Is Politically Self-Serving.  For a leader who's dispensed so much bad medicine to his country — from the botched rollout of health reform to the endless debt debacle over government spending — it's almost surreal to see him make his next priority amnesty for illegal immigrants, an idea about as popular with the public as ObamaCare.  But that's Obama's agenda, and the only thing we can conclude is that immigration reform is something that he thinks will help him, not the country.

Making a God of Government.  Liberals love to quote Scripture when they think it might help them further their Big-Government social agenda.  They also love to talk about compassion and morality but would prefer it if you left Scripture out of it.  Perhaps if more liberals were for posting the Ten Commandments in every public school and post office in the U.S., more Americans would feel comfortable putting health care in the hands of the federal government.

"I Am The Guilty Man".  No liberal policy is rational.  No liberal proposition ever makes logical sense.  Yet we press on despite smaller margins, higher regulations, higher taxes, and further vilification by the American Left.  You see, liberals are not guilty for destroying this country.  I am guilty for accepting their agenda and pushing forward even in the face of more people that choose to produce nothing... yet consume everything.

Treasury Secretary Lew: Stop lying to the American people.  Since January 2009, the federal government has thrown money out the window then burned it once it hit the ground.  Starting with spending for non-existent "shovel ready jobs," your Administration bilks taxpayers and future generations blithely and continuously.  Federal spending under President Obama's watch soared upwards from 2007 levels by approximately one trillion dollars each subsequent year.  This huge increase funds ineffective and "extraordinary stimulus" outflows that the Obama Administration apparently seeks to lock in as a permanent, growing base even as we unwisely shrink our military.

The Threat We Face.  The president, his chief operative Valerie Jarrett and his chief political strategist David Axelrod all came out of the same Communist left and the same radical new left as I did, and all have remained heart and soul a part of it.  As someone who turned his back on that destructive movement, I can say with confidence that they have not. [...] Instead of calling themselves communists or socialists they call themselves liberals and progressives.  This camouflage is very old.  I never once heard my parents and their party friends refer to themselves as Communists.  They were progressives — and registered Democrats.

What Democrats Really Care About.  To understand what motivates Obama, it's important to understand a critical aspect of liberalism:  liberals are all about a will for power, not about caring for the poor.  A key core attribute of most liberals is a sense of smug superiority:
  •   Atheist liberals believe they are better than those fools who believe in God.
  •   Liberals who give little of their own money to charity believe they are better than Christians who sacrifice to help the poor.
  •   Liberals who have no children believe they know better how to raise children than do families who actually have children.
  •   Racist liberals believe that they are better than blacks, which is why white liberals believe they can define who is authentically black.
  •   Liberals who've never run a business or created a job believe they know better than American businessmen how to run a business.

Bankrupt ideas lead to bankrupt governments.  There is nothing left to cut," said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi last week when referring to the federal budget.  Again, she displayed a complete disconnect with reality — a disconnect reinforced by all those other fantasyland souls who make her their leader. [...] [F]ederal spending is at record levels in nominal terms and near the all-time high as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP), except during World War II.

Wendy Davis favors driver licenses for immigrants here illegally.  The Fort Worth Democrat, who is due to announce her plans Thursday, said in response to questions at the Texas Tribune Festival that she favors:
  ·   Granting driver licenses to immigrants in the country illegally, citing business backing for the idea.
  ·   Re-regulating college tuition only if the state steps up to the plate with the money needed to subsidize the move.
  ·   More investment in public education, including making pre-kindergarten available to all students.

Patient Privacy Goes Out the Window and Into the ObamaCare Data Hub.  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — "ObamaCare" as it will be forever known in the annals of failed, big-government policies — wants to know what you've been up to in your sex life.  It's ironic that ObamaCare, passed in the dead of night with only Democrat votes, should make such an egregious attempt to violate the privacy rights of medical patients.  After all, wasn't it the Democratic Party that held a national convention in 2012 celebrating abortion and claiming a woman's "choice" should be a private matter between her and her doctor?

Dem Rep. Alan Grayson Praises Rise of 'Stealth Socialism' in America.  Asked about the Fed's expanding balance sheet, the Florida Democrat said:  "We've had a government takeover of the bond market.  Stealth socialism's been created.  Government simply ends up owning more and more and more."  "If government had taken over the steel industry, maybe it would have been more noticeable," he added.  "They've taken over the financing of housing industry as well, with a desired result."

Surprise CBO report: United States on an "unsustainable" budget course.  Here's some oh-so-pleasant news to keep in mind as Democrats casually insist that we should simply raise the debt ceiling again and again and again, with no end in sight, and fiercely rip Republicans for even daring to suggest budget cuts to federal programs.

Freedom of the Press is now an Entitlement?  Diane Feinstein and a few other well meaning Senators are in the process of defining who qualifies for 1st Amendment rights, or privileges as she put it, as the Senate Judiciary Committee attempts to iron out a "shield law for reporters or journalists" from having to divulge their sources.  This rush for an immediate fix regarding the press has nothing to do with a recent scandal in which the NSA ran rough shod over individual rights or private records and which the Justice Department claimed to have no knowledge; no there's no connection, move along.

Study: 114 Out Of 117 Global Warming Predictions Wrong.  The Left is habitually on the wrong side of any issue.  I've maintained that if these people were blindly flipping a coin to decide their policy positions, over the long term they'd be right half the time.  Clearly they deliberately choose positions that are carefully calculated to cause harm. [...] They been to the drawing board and they have conspired to promote a lie calculated to cause maximum harm to industrialized nations to fulfill a political agenda.

California Legislature OKs minimum wage boost.  A bill that would boost California's minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2016 won approval by the state Legislature on Thursday [9/12/2013] and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, who said he would sign it.  The measure would raise the current $8 minimum wage to $9 an hour next July 1 and to $10 on Jan. 1, 2016.

Senate Panel OKs Measure Defining a Journalist.  A Senate panel on Thursday approved a measure defining a journalist, which had been an obstacle to broader media shield legislation designed to protect reporters and the news media from having to reveal their sources.

There Ought To Be No Law.  As I've written elsewhere, under the guise of "protection," the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party is moving toward its real goal of licensing journalists and creating an American version of Britain's Official Secrets Act.  The Senate bill has nothing to do with protecting journalists, and everything to do with the Government Class protecting itself from those who would expose its activities.  Having successfully co-opted what used to be the national media — so much so that there is now a veritable revolving door between Washington and old-media institutions — Congress now seeks to shut down via exclusion all those who do not toe the party line.

Who's a journalist?  The bill is supposed to protect journalists by defining who get the protection accorded to the Fourth Estate.  I get that.  But it's not up to the government to define who is, and who is not, a journalist, especially in an era when "reporting" covers everything from being a beat jocket at a paper to being a guy who records something on his cellphone and distributes the news via YouTube.

The Colorado recall was about more than gun control.  There was much more going on in Tuesday's recall elections Colorado than an up and down vote on Second Amendment Issues.  We may be looking at a bipartisan rebellion against a problem that afflicts both parties:  lawmakers passing laws that make them feel virtuous but which are either ineffectual or actually make life worse for the voters.  It was arrogance and overreaching that deposed the leader of the Colorado State Senate and a female Hispanic Democrat from a district where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by 24 percent.

The Myth of Live-and-Let-Live Liberalism.  [Scroll down]  Seriously, who else do people think are behind efforts to ban big sodas or sue hairdressers for charging women more than men?  Who harasses little kids for making toy guns out of sticks, Pop Tarts, or their own fingers?  Who wants to regulate the air you breathe, the food you eat, and the beverages you drink?  Who wants to control your thermostat?  Take your guns?  Your cigarettes?

Syrial Losers.  Americans unsure what to think about President Obama's plans for Syria should remember that all military action undertaken by Democrats for the last half-century has led to utter disaster.

Three-and-a-half More Years of Obama!  We will not win this round.  We have a national security system that is run by wannabe trannies and later-day beatniks.  We are operating under the delusion that major military units can be led in battle by gays, transvestites, and what have you.  We have convinced ourselves that the 21st-century world can be mastered by weapons purchased in the 1980s.  We have sown the wind.  We will reap the whirlwind.

Are Liberals Misanthropes?  Individual freedom is a low priority for liberals.  In fact, they see individual freedom as a problem, not a blessing.  Liberals fear freedom.  They don't like freedom because they don't like what people do with their freedom.  If you don't like humans and don't approve of their behavior, you will not want them to be free.  If you dislike humans, you'll dislike liberty. [...] That's why most of liberalism involves constriction of individual freedom.  Liberals love government.  They advocate taking choice away from individuals and putting it in the hands of politicians and bureaucrats.  That is a dehumanizing process.

Rangel: No Young Person Should Have to Pay for College.  Congressman Charlie Rangel (D-NY), offered a modest proposal in response to Barack Obama's suggestions on education policy Thursday.  Speaking on MSNBC's Martin Bashir show to substitute host Joy-Ann Reid, Rangel opined that no young people should have to pay for their college education.

Tolerance, Health and Fascism.  In the name of tolerance, girls' high school teams in California and elsewhere must now accept male players who feel female.  In the name of tolerance, businesses cannot fire a man who one day shows up on the sales floor dressed as a woman.  For the left, tolerance does not mean tolerance.  It means first, acceptance.  And second, celebration.  That is totalitarianism:  You not only have to live with what you may differ with, dear citizen, you have to celebrate it or pay a steep price.

America the Trivial.  At the end of two years of near-record drought in California, the fate of hundreds of thousands of acres of irrigated farmlands, which feed millions of Americans and earn billions of dollars in critical foreign exchange, hinges on a snow-filled winter in the Sierra Nevada.  You might never know of that razor's edge from the state legislature.  Rather than discussing new dams and canals, it debated whether transgendered youth in public schools could use the bathrooms of their choice and whether residents should need a permit to buy ammunition.

You don't need a license to exercise a right.
California's State Senate Passes 'Ammunition Purchase Permit' Bill.  As I write [8/13/2013], California's state legislature is attempting to regain for the state the lost title of Most Anti-Gun Place in the Union.  The senate has just passed a provision that would require residents to get hold of a "Purchase Permit" before buying ammunition.

SoCal Senator Pushes For Ammunition Buying License.  A controversial gun measure proposed by a Southern California lawmaker that would require background checks for all ammunition purchases statewide is moving forward in Sacramento.

Hot air in Las Vegas.  What happens in Las Vegas, despite what they say, does not always stay in Las Vegas.  Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, has invited Democratic politicians and liberal activists to gather there Tuesday [8/13/2013] to sit still for sermons about global warming and to think big thoughts about clean energy.  The congregation will hear how it's not so much about taking control of the weather as about how to promote more government subsidies for impractical sources of power that nobody else wants.

State asks insurers: Are you ready for climate change?  Minnesota has joined four other states in requiring its insurance companies to discuss how extensively they've prepared for climate change.  About 70 companies have until Aug. 31 to respond to an eight-question survey.

The Editor says...
The temperature in Dallas changes about 25 or 30 degrees between night and day.  Sometimes the high temperature is at least 100°F. for a week at a time.  How hot would it have to get before the effects of global warming would justify an insurance claim -- in Minnesota?  Insurance provides coverage against unlikely losses.  A tornado might hit Dallas this year, but it won't wipe out every house in town.  So the insurance companies can provide coverage knowing that relatively few people will file claims.  Global warming, on the other hand, is a change with a projected rate of one or two degrees per century, and right now the global warming rate is zero.  In other words, if it ever happens, we will have had plenty of warning.  The whole idea of demanding proof of readiness from the insurance companies has only two purposes, as far as I can tell:  [#1]  It is harrassment of the insurance companies, which are second only to oil companies as the liberals' most reviled villain, and [#2]  it is an attempt to substantiate liberals' claims that global warming causes everything, when in reality there is no global warming and therefore global warming has caused nothing.

Green Jobs: Surely You're Joking, Mr. President.  In his speech at Knox College, President Obama laid out his plan for the Detroitification of America:  higher taxes, higher spending, increased minimum wages, more mandates, and rerouting the path of upward mobility through tried-and-failed social programs.  He blames unfettered markets for taking America away from the halcyon days of the 1950s and 1960s, ignoring the phenomenal growth of taxes, spending, and regulation since then.  His promise for more of the same makes you wonder if his teleprompter has been inverting his charts and tables.

Dem Rep: We're Not Broke; Gov't Just Doesn't Have Your Money... Yet.  The 'Inclusive Prosperity Act' is the latest in a long string of "transaction tax" proposals.  Essentially the act would levy a sales tax on the trading of stocks, bonds and derivatives.  And while the tax might be ill-conceived, and economically damaging, it was the sales pitch for the tax that proved to be most disturbing.

The Death of Populism.  Gas has gone up about $2 a gallon since Barack Obama took office.  Given average yearly rates of national consumption, that increase alone translates into an extra $1 trillion that American drivers have collectively paid in higher fuel costs over the last 54 months.  Such a crushing burden on the cash-strapped commuter class is rarely cited in the liberal fixation on cap-and-trade, wind and solar subsidies, and the supposed dangers of fracking.

Democrats' Assault On Filibuster Would Alter Our Republic.  Democrats, led by Majority Leader Harry Reid, seem intent on pursuing the so-called nuclear option on the Senate's filibuster rules.  Someday, they might even win.  They should be careful what they wish for.  Given the low esteem of Congress in the public's eye and the slow-motion collapse of the Democratic Party's Big Government agenda, Reid and his allies no doubt believe that changing the Senate's decades-old filibuster rules is a good idea.

Hate Crimes Indeed.  We are forever being told by the left about how awful this country is for anyone who is not white.  Blacks are being gunned down in the streets by non-blacks.  Except they're not.  Muslims are being discriminated against wholesale, and are afraid to leave their homes.  Except they're not.  Gun owners are violent crazies bent on mass murder, except they're not.  Christians are trying to force their religion on us.  Except they're not.  Tea Party members are racists and violent.  I believe the Breitbart reward for evidence of the accusations of tea party racism remains unclaimed, even in this day of cell phone cameras and video.

Homes, Businesses to Pay 'Rain Fees' In Nine Maryland Counties.  Despite a Republican filibuster attempt in the Senate, the Maryland General Assembly has passed legislation that would implement a stormwater pollution fee to raise revenue to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.  Approved by the Senate and House of Delegates minutes before the end of the legislative session, HB 987 requires nine counties and Baltimore City to establish a watershed protection and restoration program.  Senate Republican Leader E. J. Pipkin proposed 12 amendments, none of which were adopted.  Pipkin said the bill was essentially an attempt to tax rain water.

The New 'Pro-Choice' Mantra: 'Hail Satan!'  Not surprisingly, as the pro-abortion side loses legislative battle after legislative battle, its "true colors" are coming into focus.  Those colors are darker than many might have imagined. [...] Understandably, many leftists now complain that this frank display of "pro-choice" allegiance to the prince of darkness has hurt the multi-billion dollar baby-killing biz.  They're right.  It has.  It's blown away the smokescreen of euphemistic "pro-choice" rhetoric and propaganda to expose, naked beneath, that which lies at abortion's inglorious core:  Death, death and more death.

In some cases, when a Leftist Democrat makes a statement, exactly the opposite is true.
Harry Reid: Insufficient Government Spending Hurts U.S. Economy.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in a press release Friday [7/5/2013] that insufficient government spending, caused by Republican "austerity policies" is hurting the U.S. economy and preventing a quicker recovery.  "We need to continue advancing policies that spur growth and create jobs," Reid said.  "It's time for Republicans to let go of their failed austerity policies that weigh down our economy and prevent a speedier recovery.  We simply can't cut our way to prosperity."

Who is a Journalist?  Sen. Dick Durbin thinks it's time for Congress to decide who's a real reporter.  In The Chicago Sun-Times last week, he wrote:  "Everyone, regardless of the mode of expression, has a constitutionally protected right to free speech.  But when it comes to freedom of the press, I believe we must define a journalist and the constitutional and statutory protections those journalists should receive."  How do you decide who is a journalist?

Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin Wants Government to Decide Who Qualifies as a Real Journalist.  What qualifies as "legitimate journalism" or a "news website" in Durbin's mind?  Anyone can tweet something that constitutes news and the broadcast of which can be deemed journalism.  Tweets of ordinary citizens molested by the TSA have become news stories.  As we've seen repeatedly over the past several decades, so-called journalists can bury stories harmful to powerful politicians or pet causes.

Memo To Dick Durbin: All Americans Are Journalists.  Congress, when controlled by Democrats, already has the mainstream media under its thumb.  So it's not ABC, NBC, CBS, the New York Times and the Washington Post that Durbin is worried about.  It's the bloggers, tweeters and Facebook users that he wants to control. [...] With the mainstream press in their pockets, what Durbin and others truly fear are citizen journalists and the free and open dissemination of ideas that threaten the political class' agenda.

Another brilliant idea from the people who brought you the Autopen President:
Dem resolution would let 'mobile Congress' cast votes from home.  A freshman House Democrat filed a resolution Friday [6/28/2013] that would allow members of Congress to vote remotely on bills from their home districts.  Rep. Eric Swalwell's (D-Calif.) proposal for a mobile Congress would amend House rules so lawmakers can take care of business using the latest communication technologies, including video conferencing.

Oh, really?  Somebody does, and it's not the Republicans.
Wasserman Schultz: Dems have 'no gay agenda'.  Supreme Court decisions are fast becoming the Democratic National Committee's BFF because for a second day the Democrats have drafted off a court decision with a fundraising pitch.  This time Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is cheering the end of the Defense of Marriage Act in her fundraising memo feature a picture of a beaming President Obama.  On Tuesday, the Democrats blasted the court's decision to gut the Voting Rights Act.  In her note, Wasserman Schultz said that the party has "no gay agenda."

Now the defense of marriage begins.  A couple of hours after the decisions were announced, President Obama's Organizing for Action sent an email to supporters stating that the rulings were "a call to action."  "This is a fight we will win," Mr. Obama's team announced.  "We will go state by state if we have to.  And OFA is going to be there every step of the way."  With each court decision in favor of same-sex marriage, the country takes another step away from the vision of our Founders, who understood that American exceptionalism is rooted in Judeo-Christian values — values that include the biblical definition of marriage.  They understood that our freedom is based not on the liberty to do what we please, but on liberty that comes from God, who teaches that only a virtuous people can remain free.

Why Liberals Kill.  Generally speaking, like all relativistic people, liberals don't have principles.  They have feelings.  And feelings change with the wind.  Of course, some have learned the hard way — mostly through debating liberals, only to find they're virtually immune to reason — that the left isn't intellect-oriented but emotion-oriented.  But the question is, why do liberals deify their own feelings?  The short answer is that they have little else to deify.

Dem bill would require companies to give workers paid time off to vote.  A group of House Democrats has proposed legislation that would require companies around the country to give workers two hours of paid time off in order to vote in federal elections.  The bill, from Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.), is co-sponsored by 17 Democrats, including many from states or U.S. territories without laws in place to guarantee paid time off.

The Editor says...
And of course as long as you're on the Democrats' payroll for those two hours, you know how you're expected to vote.  The Democrats haven't bought your vote, strictly speaking, but you owe them two hours of your pay, which could be quite substantial in the 30-hour work week under Obamacare.

Immigration reform to gag on.  Sometimes the only antidote for poison is more poison.  The body politic just can't take it any more and throws up everything.  The result would suit the Democrats just fine.  The Democrats pushing immigration reform want the issue, not the reform, and they think a defeat they could hang on the Republicans could give them a shot at keeping the Senate and taking the House next November.  Then they could enact a law to give everybody who wants one an American passport.  This would guarantee unanimous election results, like those in the squalid places the illegals are fleeing.

Fascism In America.  Progressivism is a harbinger of fascist collectivism.  Omnipotent central government, economic regulation — sometimes known as "crony capitalism" — redistribution of wealth; all these are consistent with fascism.

Obama calls Democrats 'common-sense folks'.  President Barack Obama told a fundraising crowd in California Thursday night [6/6/2013] that Democrats represent the moderate party.  "If you talk to us ... it turns out we're pretty common-sense folks," he told a crowd of 75 in Palo Alto, Calif., at a fundraiser for Senate Democrats.

The Editor says...
Is that right, Mr. Soetoro/Obama?  Is it common sense to suspend a five-year-old from school for pretending a pencil is a gun?  Is it common sense to give 1.3 billion dollars to Egypt -- secretly?  Is it common sense to take half of the U.S. corn crop and turn it into a gasoline additive instead of food?  Is it common sense to impede offshore oil drilling when gas is $4.00 a gallon?  Is it common sense to let Mexican drug pushers walk off with thousands of guns?  Is it common sense to strip-search little old ladies at the airport?  Is it common sense to spend billions of dollars on solar panels and windmills that nobody in the free market wants?  Is it common sense to spend billions of dollars fighting global warming -- even though global warming stopped, all by itself, in 1998?  Do people with common sense attend TUCC more than once?  Do people with common sense vote for a black candidate just because he's black?  Do people with common sense want illegal aliens to get food stamps?  Do people with common sense think Guam is going to capsize if too many people go there?  Do people with common sense welcome Sharia law to the United States?  Do people with common sense kill unborn children?

The epic implosion of hope and change.  With scandals engulfing the Obama administration, I'll happily reiterate what I've been saying since 2008 (and even earlier).  Namely:  liberalism has no limiting principle.  It exists to attempt to create utopia, and considers evil anyone who doubts the attainability of that dream.  To the left, the only truly unethical thing is to question the rolling tide of progressivism and the rise of the state.

A Gender-Neutral Army.  The proposal to put women into combat is a transparently bad idea for reasons of common sense.  Without an ongoing conflict and with deep cuts to the military, there is no shortage of manpower that requires desperate measures and compromised standards.  There is no reasonable reason for it all except the need to transform the military from a warfighting force into a beacon of liberal values.

The Burden Is on Us.  The Obama administration is drowning in the tsunami of its lawlessness. [...] What were [Ambassador] Stevens and others in the U.S. diplomatic corps doing at that Temporary Mission Facility in Benghazi in the first place?  Was the Obama administration running a Middle Eastern version of Fast and Furious?  Were we arming terrorists?  Why were particular organizations investigated and harassed by the IRS, and on whose say?  For what purposes did you snoop on the communications of the Associated Press?  They weren't pliant enough?  The responsibility is on Democrats everywhere, who must, once and for all, put aside their maniacal loyalty to a man who is finally being widely exposed as a tyrant.

In Praise of Schadenfreude.  Why is anybody surprised by the tactics of this administration?  Starting with the 2008 campaign, some of us have been warning about the fundamental nature of a crew whose explicit goal was the fundamental transformation of the United States of America.  Today, as scandal piles upon scandal, the press finally seems to be waking up to the fact that it's been had.

25 Reasons To Dislike Liberals.  Is every liberal an immoral, nasty tempered, habitual liar who accuses people of racism for fun and trashes his own country because he thinks it makes him look sophisticated?  Of course, not!  On the other hand, is that a fairly accurate description of most liberals in politics?  Yes, it is.

"Progressive" Action List — Destroy the Military, Defeat the "Right".  In a speech delivered last Saturday [4/27/2013] to a members conference of the Communist Party USA, Sam Webb, the party's Chairman, acknowledged that "it is easy to become frustrated with the pace and scale of change in recent years," but laid out an approach he believes has the "potential to shape a bright future for the majority of Americans."  Webb noted that the election of President Barack Obama in 2008, which gave people the hope that things would change for the better, but has left them with that hope not fully realized.

Dems propose minimum 45 percent tax rate on income above $1 million.  Several House Democrats on Thursday introduced legislation that would impose a minimum 45 percent tax rate on taxable income above $1 million, and would set a 49 percent rate on income above $1 billion.  The Fairness in Taxation Act, H.R. 1723, was proposed by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), who said the bill would help put the nation's wealth back into the hands of middle- and lower-income workers.

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That was the original idea of the income tax — to skim a little off the wealthiest Americans and spread the wealth around.  Right now, the ceiling is at a billion dollars — above which the Democrats would like to help themselves to half your income — but I predict the ceiling will gradually drop until the 45% rate affects most of us.

Clinging to Guns — and Abortion.  Atop the quotable Barack Obama there will be this:  "And it's not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them."  Everyone clings to something.  But when it comes to criticizing unseemly political dependencies, it's almost always liberals accusing them of clinging to positions and ideas that an enlightened society would have abandoned.  But what do liberals cling to? Recent events have revealed two things.  Gun control and abortion.

1984 + 29.  Imagine if, during the campaign of 2008, someone had written the following:  "If Barack Obama is elected president, then each year from now on the federal budget will be a trillion dollars in the red.  He will pile up in two terms more debt than all previous presidents combined.  Interest rates will stay at near zero; 7.6 percent unemployment will be proof of progress in creating jobs.  Record use of food stamps, unemployment, and disability insurance will be hallmarks of recovery.  The government will take over health care, and the costs will skyrocket.  During Obama's second term, ammunition will vanish from America's store shelves in panic buying.  Gay marriage will become uncontroversial.  Women will be eligible for infantry combat. [...]" Obviously, such a conspiracist would have been dismissed as an unhinged nut.

Obama's plan hatched at Columbia University.  My time at Columbia made it crystal clear:  liberals always believe they are morally superior.  While they publicly state that their mission is to save the world from prejudice, patriotism, racism, greed, and inequality, they are, in fact, hostile and resentful towards anyone who has achieved self-made success through American values.  It is in this cesspool of intolerance that Obama and his Marxist cronies hatched a secret plan to destroy our country.

Exclusive: Obama's budget raises taxes by $1 trillion.  President Obama's 2014 budget calls for a trillion dollars in new taxes, almost twice as much as previously thought, The Washington Examiner has learned.  "Of the more than $1 trillion in new taxes, about $800 billion is raised through the individual income tax system, about $125 billion comes from new excise taxes — including new taxes on tobacco and financial companies," a source familiar with the president's budget explained.

The Obama Budget Proposal: Tax Increase on Charity.  President Obama's long-awaited budget proposal, to be released today, does not come right out and say that it intends to reduce contributions to charity — but that is almost certainly what would happen were it to become law.

Apparently the ultimate goal is to commandeer your children at birth.  This is just an incremental step in that direction.
Obama: Put Nation's 4-Year-Olds in 'Public Preschool;' Will Save on 'Child-Care Costs'.  In the message he issued along with his budget proposal on Wednesday morning [4/10/2013], President Barack Obama said he wants to see 4-year-old children in the United States enrolled in public schools.  Obama said America needs to start enrolling 4-year-olds to make sure the children are "better prepared for the demands of the global economy" and to help parents save on "child-care costs."

Where's the Progress in Progressivism?  [Scroll down]  Progress, in this special sense applicable to politics for the past century and a half, does not mean growing prosperity, technological development, increased understanding, or any of the other things we might regard as progress in the limited, contingent world of history understood (properly) as the product of the choices and actions of individual men. [...] But Progress, as this word is used by progressives, means the inescapable logic of History, leading mankind "forward," ultimately by means of the historical dialectic's peculiar means of drawing logical conclusions, namely violent upheaval, aka "revolution."

Wisely and Slow.  The Nancy Pelosi approach to lawmaking — pass the bill to find out what's in it — is no way to go about repairing our defective immigration system.

Obama's Alinsky Tactics Go into Overdrive.  One day it's voting rights; the next day, gun control and immigration reform; then health care; then student loans; then climate change; then oil drilling; then the coal industry; then gay marriage; then minimum-wage and living-wage laws; then a brain research initiative. [...] Above all, it is vital to understand that none of this "hyperactivity" is random or accidental.  Every single, solitary bit of it has been carefully planned and orchestrated by Obama and his political allies, for the purpose of advancing the transformational change the president so zealously seeks to impose on America by means of the tactics taught by the late, famed godfather of community organizing, Saul Alinsky.

Liberals accomplish massive changes through innocuous incremental steps.  Note the steps:
  •   Ask for more than you know you can achieve.  In fact, ask for something you don't even want.  Then everyone will be focused more on that than on your real goal.
  •   Use all media and educational tools to inculcate your view in the public and low-information voters.
  •   Develop your own lexicon, redefine words, and then keep pounding those words into the psyche each time you speak.
  •   Attack your opponents not on logic or facts, but by name-calling and emotion, and accuse them of being "obstructionist."
  •   When you concede, always be sure you've moved the marker a little farther toward your goal.
  •   Reset the measures so that the new position is now considered "normal," which makes it impossible for anyone to argue against or reverse.

Obama Budget to Cap Retirement Accounts at $3 Million.  The budget President Barack Obama will submit on April 10 will contain a proposal that would prohibit individuals from accumulating more than $3 million in Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and tax-preferred retirement accounts.

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Remember, the income tax originally affected only the wealthy, and affected them only a little.  Tyranny starts small and grows incrementally.

Here are the 46 Senators Who Voted to Turn Your Gun Rights Over to UN.  The anti-gun senators are all Democrats or so-called Independents.

The Coming Global Warming Voter Backlash.  News is breaking out all over:  global warming stopped 20 years ago. [...] While our economy is struggling and our nation in debt, Democrats squandered tens of billions on a climate change hoax.  How many voters are unemployed due to climate change polices?  Unnecessary regulations are strangling people's jobs and their lives.  And then one must wonder:  what else were Democrats unbelievably wrong about?

Is the Republican Party America's Achilles Heel?  There is a war going on in the United States — as survivor of World War II I do not say that lightly.  It is being waged by the current incarnation of the Democratic Party in order to transform the most successful nation in the history of mankind into another secular socialist state permanently ruled by an oligarchy made up of the establishment in their party.

New York approves $9 minimum wage.  The New York Legislature approved a $135 billion budget that included a $9 minimum wage and a middle-class tax rebate paid for by the "millionaires tax."

Taxpayers to subsidize NY's higher minimum wage.  A hike in New York's minimum wage is a big win for Democrats, but a provision buried inside the tentative state budget shows taxpayers will be paying much of the bill.

Senate Democrats unite to defeat balanced budget motion.  Senate Democrats stuck together on Thursday night [3/21/2013] to oppose a GOP floor motion that would have required them to rewrite their budget to make it balance.  The motion was defeated on a 46 to 53 vote.  Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) joined with the united Republican Conference to support it.

Clintons' Progress.  No progressive 100 years ago could have imagined their ideology and Democratic Party embracing gay marriage.  Woodrow Wilson and William Jennings Bryan are rolling over in their graves.  [In fact], merely a decade-and-a-half ago, the entirety of the Democratic Party supported traditional marriage, codified under law.  And yet, Democrats turned on a dime in faithful obedience to Barack Obama's mountaintop-message sanctifying gay marriage a year ago.

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No progressive 100 years ago could have imagined the word "gay" meaning "homosexual."

The Abolition of Sex.  The Massachusetts public school system has taken the tired mantra "You can be whatever you want to be" to new heights of absurdity.  It is now possible for any student to declare what his sex is regardless of whether it is the biological opposite of what she was born as.  The new transgender manifesto, which includes punishments and counseling for students who object to the idea of changing one's sex by fiat, can be found here.  The basic premise is that a student has the right to decide what sex he or she is, and the school is required to support the child's self-proclaimed identity in every respect.

Universal Background Checks: the Liberal Holy Grail.  The goals of the left have always been shrouded in deception and misrepresentation.  Hide your true agenda behind a deceitful argument and then, after grabbing power, do what you really meant to do all along.  That is what Hitler, Lenin, Mao, Castro and Obama have all done.  By controlling the terms of the discussion, the left controls the argument.  Actual Assault Rifles are not sold to the general public.  The left invented the term "assault-style rifles" and the next thing you know assault-style rifles become assault rifles.

Progressive Democrat Control Came Via Welfare State Voters.  The U.S. populace has simply become too ignorant, stupid and weak (qualities reflected in those it chooses to send to Washington) for the nation to survive.  The country is committing slow-motion assisted suicide — maybe not so slow anymore.  It must be said because the tipping point has been passed:  The liberal Democrats are literally destroying America.

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-viewpoint/032013-648719-far-left-control-was-built-on-votes-by-those-who-take-welfare.htm

House Dem calls for penny-a-gallon increase in the gas tax.  Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) on Tuesday [3/19/2013] said Congress needs to pass legislation increasing the federal gasoline tax in order to pay for increased and ongoing demands on U.S. infrastructure.  DeFazio warned on the House floor that the federal highway trust fund will fall to zero by next year, and said the government is spending billions less on infrastructure each year, which is hurting job creation.

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If the government is "spending billions less on infrastructure," what happened to the trillion dollars of "stimulus" money spent in Obama's first term?

Obama Wants to Invest in Infrastructure and Make it Impossible to Build Anything.  If you heard one theme that Obama has been on about at the beginning of both of his terms, it's infrastructure. [...] All the bridges, we were told, were seconds away from falling down.  The highways were full of potholes. [...] The infrastructure pitch sounds good to a lot of people.  But it's coupled with an environmentalist anti-infrastructure pitch.

House Dem budget includes $1.2T in taxes, $200B new stimulus.  House Democrats on Monday unveiled a 2014 budget proposal that includes $1.2 trillion in new taxes and $200 billion in stimulus spending.  That's about twice the level of stimulus spending that what was in the Senate Democratic budget, which included $975 million in new taxes.

Outsourcing the Poor.  [Scroll down]  Meanwhile, secular liberals, opinion leaders, and the news media want to remove the Catholic Church as a moral obstacle to abortion, homosexual marriage, and other liberal goals.  They embrace Islam, although Muslims also oppose abortion, homosexuality and homosexual marriage.  They oppose the Catholic Church because Catholics oppose abortion, homosexuality, and homosexual marriage.  Thinking things through has never been a liberal strength.

Karl Marx and the American Dream.  You cannot use Karl Marx's ideas to help the middle class.  You can't do it.  Anyone who claims otherwise is stupid, ignorant, crazy, a liar, or some combination of the above.

Senate Democrats Want Unnecessary $1.5 Trillion Tax Increase.  It has been nearly four years since the last time the Senate passed a budget.  In that time, it hasn't as much as proposed a budget.  That at long last changed yesterday when Senate Budget chairwoman Patty Murray (D-WA) released a budget plan for next year.  Now that the Democrats in control of the Senate have at least proposed a budget, passing it through the senior chamber will be the next challenge.  Doing so will be no small order.  It could be difficult because, to no one's surprise, Murray's budget includes a massive tax increase.  She wants to raise taxes by $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years.  She would do so by "closing loopholes."

Hoyer warns GOP to abandon efforts to repeal healthcare law.  House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) warned his Republican counterpart on Friday [3/15/2013] that the GOP will have no hope of finding bipartisan agreement on any issue if it continues to insist on repealing the 2010 healthcare law.  "If we want to do something in a bipartisan fashion, if we want to get to an end here, we ought to stop pretending that we're going to repeal the Affordable Care Act," Hoyer told Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.).  "We had an election about that.  We won.  The president won."

Senate Democrats' Budget Hikes Spending 62%.  Federal spending this year will top out at $3.6 trillion.  At the start of the recession in 2007, federal spending was just $2.7 trillion.  Under the Democrat's plan, however, over the next ten years spending will rise sharply to $5.7 trillion, an increase of 62%.

Pelosi Will Balance the Budget Over Her Dead Body.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Thursday that she would like to see a balanced budget, "in a number of decades."  During her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill, CNSNews.com asked Pelosi if she agreed with President Barack Obama's recent remarks that America does not have an "immediate" debt crisis.  The U.S. debt as of Wednesday stands at $16.7 trillion.

Senate Democrats' budget includes nearly $1 trillion in new taxes.  The first budget from Senate Democrats in four years includes nearly $1 trillion in new taxes but would not balance the budget.  The blueprint unveiled by Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Tuesday to her Democratic colleagues would also turn off the next nine years of the sequester and replace those spending cuts with a 50-50 mix of tax increases and spending cuts.  The budget would dedicate $100 billion to economic stimulus in the form of infrastructure spending and job training.

Senate Democrats release first budget in four years, includes $1 trillion in tax increases.  The Senate on Wednesday [3/13/2013] presented its first budget in four years, a proposal by leaders of the Democrat-controlled chamber that calls for nearly $1 trillion in tax increases but includes no strategy to make federal revenue match spending in the coming years.  The plan calls for $975 billion in new tax revenue through closing loopholes and ending deductions and credits benefiting corporations and the country's highest wage earners.

America's New Theocracy.  Guns.  Soda.  Salt.  SUVs.  Trans Fats.  Plastic bags. [...] Styrofoam.  Fracking.  The Bible.  Rush Limbaugh.  Conservative talk radio.  Fox News.  Plastic bags.  Smoking.  Shark fin soup.  Bacon.  Paper Bags.  Oil.  Coal.  The internal combustion engine.  Incandescent light bulbs.  And don't forget the Foie Gras.  One could keep going, but suffice to say these things are on the short list of things liberals in America either have banned or seek to ban.

Schakowsky Busted: Assault Weapons "Absolutely" Just the Beginning.  The Marxists Dems in control of the party can never be honest and up front about what they're trying to do — whether it be moving from a free market driven health care system to a government run healthcare system, or a ban on only certain, dangerous high-powered assault weapons (that only dangerous gun nuts own) to a complete ban on guns — they have to lie about their goals, lest the general public catch on.

Schakowsky: Assault Weapons Ban 'Just the Beginning'.  Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), a member of the Democratic Party's leadership in the House of Representatives, suggested to Jason Mattera at a Feb. 13 women's rights rally that plans for an assault weapons ban and private-sales background checks were only the beginning of a broader gun control agenda extending to handguns as well.

Making the world safe from armed Mallards.  Dianne Feinstein is the absolute, living demonstration in support of the concept of term limits for Congress.  No pol has been more aggressive than Old Dame Feinstein in seizing on the recent school shooting tragedy in Connecticut to advance her über liberal, gun-grabbing agenda.  This old Left Coast tool has recently advanced her silliness to the point of making herself the subject of outright ridicule.

The Obama Credo.  I believe that the federal government should confiscate guns from law-abiding Americans, but give thousands of guns to Mexican drug gangs to kill our Border Patrol agents.  I believe the president should stay up late partying with Jay-Z and Beyonce, but hit the sack when our Libyan consulate is under attack and our Ambassador is missing.  I believe that plastic bags are a menace to the earth, but Iran's nuclear weapons are no big deal.  I believe that mankind controls the weather, but is helpless to get a job.

Phoenix mayor, council open the women's bathroom door for men.  On Feb. 26, the Phoenix City Council passed the so-called "Bathroom Bill," which will allow not only "transgendered" men, but also any man who thinks he is a woman to use many of the same public restrooms that women and young girls use.  The bill, which passed 5-3, is a sterling example of how a mayor and city council can quickly forego their duty to protect women and children in order to win the praise and support of special-interest groups in the community.

Why Is America Facing Economic and Societal Turmoil?  [Scroll down]  The nation now has the most radical government in its history.  The victors are unabashedly brazen in their triumph.  While still assuming that the general public is asleep, they do not hesitate to openly advocate and implement policies not wanted by the electorate.  Among them:  so-called green energy, health care restructuring, amnesty for illegal aliens, gun control, gay marriage and expanded welfare and social spending.  The Left does so, not as a benefit for the country or its people, but to enhance and make permanent government power, regardless of the long term consequences to the nation.

Agenda: How Marxists Are Grinding America Down.  Though he uses the term Communism more pointedly and for a reason, [Curtis] Bowers['] research is a good overview that traces the history of Marxism (in all its variants) in America from Karl Marx and the Fabian Socialists in England to their philosophical progeny today — from the radicals of the 1960s to those radicals who mentored Barack Obama.  He shows in a simple and visual way how hard-core radicals have taken over our culture through many of the major institutions in our country — including unions, education and, finally, government — and the Agenda they have.

Nancy Pelosi demands $10.10 per hour minimum wage.  Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that recent Wall Street gains mean one sure thing:  The minimum wage should be hike to $10.10 per hour.  "This week, we saw something quite remarkable — the stock marking soaring to record heights," she said, Raw Story reported. [...] So, she suggests, why not raise the current minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour — even more than the $9 per hour proposed by the president?

The Low-Information Voter's Guide to Politics.  Are you typically lost when co-workers discuss current events around the water cooler?  Do you have trouble figuring out the national debt or who that Ben Ghazi dude is, but you know what's on Kim Kardashian's grocery list?  If you think you only deserve fun answers to all life's questions ... you're right!  This primer will help you look smart and morally superior in any political discussion.

The Logic of Liberalism.  The serious issues of immigration and naturalization are tricky, particularly in a weakened economy.  Neither liberals nor conservatives know quite what to do.  The liberal idea is, as usual, to spend more money, but even they are uncertain the net result — except probably the accrual of more votes.

Popular Standard Shotgun Could Be Banned Under Proposed Bill.  A popular hunting shotgun could be banned under one of the bills moving through the state Capitol.  A pump or semi-automatic shotgun is the gun most hunters in Colorado use.  It's a gun state Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, says could be banned under a bill that's already passed the House and Gov. John Hickenlooper says he'll sign.  "They're coming after the standard shotgun," Brophy told CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd.

Just what this country needs:  Another permanent cabinet-level bureaucracy.
Dems pitch Department of Peacebuilding.  House Democrats led by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) have introduced legislation that would create a federal Department of Peacebuilding, which would be tasked with everything from finding ways to scale back U.S. military actions to ending bullying at schools.  Under her bill, H.R. 808, the new department would be led by a Cabinet-level Secretary of Peacebuilding, who would have a seat on the National Security Council.

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There is already a department of peace (through strength) building, known as the Department of Defense.

Would-be tyrants taking over Democratic Party and they want your guns!  Yes, leftists really are seeking not only to ban your guns, but to confiscate them as well.  These freedom-hating tyrants are taking over the Democratic Party and trying to turn it into not only the party of gun control, but the party of gun confiscations!

Warrantless Searches Proposed — for the Third Time — by WA Democrats.  In this case, liberal Democrats in the legislature have introduced an assault weapon ban that includes annual inspections of the homes of people that already own assault weapons to make sure that they are being safely stored.  There is no need for a warrant; there is no probable cause requirement; and the Seattle Times columnist writing about this clearly unconstitutional law observes that the sponsors include "Sen. Adam Kline, D-Seattle, a lawyer who typically is hyper-attuned to civil-liberties issues."  After a stream of criticism, the author withdrew the warrantless search section of the bill, calling it a "mistake."

MO Democrat Proposes Gun Ban, 90 Days to Turn in 'Assault Weapons'.  Missouri Democrat state Rep. Rory Ellinger has put forth H.B. 545, which would ban "assault weapons" and many semi-automatic pistols.  It would give owners of said weapons 90 days to either turn them in or get them out of the state.  After 90 days, those in possession of such weapons would face class "C" felony charges.

But Don't Rule Out Malice.  What kind of person would want to do harm to America?  Well, besides Islamists there are people that believe that "The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States."  That quote is from George Soros, who is using his billions to create a global "open society" (more correctly called a global Marxist police state).  But Soros is just one of many who hold the same negative beliefs about America. [...] These utopianists, more commonly known today as progressives, who have been active in both of our two major political parties, are really just renamed Marxists who seek to weaken America in every possible way in order to hasten its collapse, and some of them have infiltrated our government at the highest levels.

Misstep in gun bill could defeat the effort.  Forget police drones flying over your house.  How about police coming inside, once a year, to have a look around?  As Orwellian as that sounds, it isn't hypothetical.  The notion of police home inspections was introduced in a bill last week in Olympia.  That it's part of one of the major gun-control efforts pains me.  It seemed in recent weeks lawmakers might be headed toward some common-sense regulation of gun sales.  But then last week they went too far.  By mistake, they claim.  But still too far.

WA Dems Sponsor Bill Allowing Police to Search Gun owners' Homes.  In a mistake that probably wasn't a mistake, a Washington state bill sponsored by liberal Democrats contained a little-noticed provision that would have called for the police to have the right to search private citizens' home once per year if they own certain types of guns.

Waxman: Obama Should Regulate Oil Refineries, Household Appliances to Stop Global Warming.  Representative Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) said the Obama administration should regulate oil refineries, household appliances, and even renegotiate climate treaties if Congress does not pass legislation dealing with global warming.  "The president will be taking action by executive order through his administration," Waxman said at a press conference on Friday [2/15/2013] unveiling his Safe Climate Caucus, which will work to pressure House Republicans to take up a climate change initiative.

Here's a news bulletin for Mr. Waxman:  Global warming has already stopped.

So total is the Left's cultural ascendancy that we dare not mention the socialist roots of fascism.  The Nazis could hardly have been more open in their socialism, describing themselves with the same terminology as our own SWP:  National Socialist German Workers' Party.  Almost everyone in those days accepted that fascism had emerged from the revolutionary Left.  Its militants marched on May Day under red flags.  Its leaders stood for collectivism, state control of industry, high tariffs, workers' councils.  Around Europe, fascists were convinced that, as Hitler told an enthusiastic Mussolini in 1934, 'capitalism has run its course'.  One of the most stunning achievements of the modern Left is to have created a cultural climate where simply to recite these facts is jarring.

What Our Society Has Become.  Today's democrats are often called "socialists" by their opposition, and though that is probably true, what today's progressive liberals truly are is something worse.  These people are statists, which are people who believe that only the ruling elite understand how a society should be run, and that it is up to them to engineer that society so that eventually it becomes a peaceful utopia equipped with equality, fairness, and a share-and-share alike attitude. [...] Samuel Adams called the concept "utopianism."  Karl Marx called it communism.

20 Reasons America Is Becoming An Increasingly Nonfunctional Society.  [#18]  The Democratic Party's entire electoral strategy is based around giving people money and goods that they didn't earn and ginning up hatred between different groups of Americans.

Brainwashed by Obama.  One would think with a soaring youth unemployment rate, a $16 trillion national debt, rising costs of higher education and health care, and more taxes, young Americans would come to their senses.  Yet we continue to subscribe to the destructive, progressive agenda the president has pursued during his first four years and has laid out for his next four.

The Democratic Disgrace.  [Scroll down]  Congressman Hank Johnson used a House Armed Services Committee hearing to ask an admiral whether Guam might tip over if too many Marines land there.  Congresswoman Shirley Jackson Lee delivered a speech on how well North Vietnam and South Vietnam were getting along.  Johnson followed that up by calling for a new constitutional amendment to control free speech and Jackson did her part by accusing the Tea Party of being the new KKK and demanding that black people's names be represented in the naming scheme for hurricanes.

Nancy Pelosi: Push for Gun Control While We Have the Chance.  The measures, which largely reflect recommendations by President Obama and Vice President Biden, include universal background checks, "high capacity" magazine bans, an "assault weapons" ban, a "crack down on gun trafficking," laws against "straw purchases," and mandatory gun safety training programs.  It should be noted that none of these would have prevented the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Killer Dorner's Supporters Are Par for the Left's Course.  It hit me like a bolt of lightning:  Liberalism is what evil is masquerading as in our time.  I won't go into the labyrinthine details of the matter here, but it was a life-changing epiphany that ultimately led to a transition from secular-conservative/libertarian to man of faith and walking, talking anachronism.  And it made me realize that liberals aren't just misguided, which they are — they're also in bed with evil.

Adolf Hitler — Progressive Pioneer.  [Scroll down]  Hitler revamped Germany's healthcare system and made it truly universal as well as state subsidized.  Hitler and the Nazis considered healthcare to be the right of all Germans, and there were numerous public-health campaigns in Nazi Germany urging healthy eating and exercise, and even no smoking campaigns at a time when cigarettes and cigars were being puffed with abandon worldwide.  Water supplies were cleaned up, lead and mercury were removed from consumer products, and women were urged to undergo regular screenings for breast cancer.

New York's 'SAFE' Act: The 'Rape' of the Second Amendment.  In January, the New York State Legislature passed the Orwellian-sounding "SAFE" (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement) Act.  The act was debated in closed session without committee hearings, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed it into law within an hour of its passage — after waiving the required three-day public comment period.  Cuomo bragged that New York now has the "toughest assault weapons ban" in the country but claimed that the law respects the Second Amendment and preserves the rights of "hunters and sportsmen."  The former is true; the latter is a bald-faced lie.  Even if you do not live in New York, you should be very worried, because the SAFE Act is a harbinger of what Democrats in the federal government will do nationwide if they can.

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Any time a major new law is rushed through a legislative body, it is for the purpose of deception, especially if the law is fundamentally unpopular, and if the law includes a lot of unsavory provisions.  This is one example.  Previous cases include the recent Fiscal Cliff bill, the Patriot Act, and the Obamacare law.

D.C.'s minimum wage folly.  The nation's post-election leftward lurch is gaining momentum.  Six states, including New York and California, are agitating for a boost in the minimum wage.  Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat, wants the federal government to set a nationwide wage floor that will automatically rise each year.  Not to be left out, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson on Tuesday circulated his proposal for a 55 percent increase in the minimum wage over the federal level, which he would only apply to employees of the "big box" retailers that liberals love to hate.

Helping Misguided Democrat Voters.  [The purpose of this web site is] to help misguided Democrats learn the truth about how they are being hurt by uninformed or manipulating Liberal/Democrat/Progressive politicians, because their goal is to create laws that move us ever closer to their ideal form of government — the distributed-wealth government-controlled socialist state — which will greatly impinge on our freedoms and enslave us to taxes.

The Canary in the Culture.  The HHS mandate is [...] making it clear that liberals believe in an all-powerful government, not the government empowered by the people that is enshrined in the Constitution.

Conservatism for the Masses.  Obama and company are swiftly making socialism the dominant philosophy, leading to the end of America's role as the Land of the Free.  Far too many Americans believe that individual rights and pursuits are evil.  They hate the rich and believe that it is morally correct for government to confiscate and redistribute their money.

Krugman: 'We Can Print the Money'.  Responding to House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan's warning that if the federal government continues to run annual $1 trillion deficits we will eventually face a debt crisis, liberal economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said Wednesday that that is not a legitimate worry because the U.S. government can always print money and weaken the buying power of the dollar.  Weakening the dollar, Krugman said, would be a good thing.

Did God Exalt Obama to the Presidency?  [Scroll down]  The Democratic Party rejected God by a voice vote.  That happened at their convention in 2012.  Then the chairman had to outflank them.  It may be true that apparently Obama requested putting God back in the platform, but how did things deteriorate so far?  In any event, God was dropped at the inaugural prayer.  Fighting like this about God does not inspire confidence.

White House: Schools must open sports to disabled.  The Obama administration for the first time is telling school districts across the USA that they must give disabled students equal access to extracurricular sports, a move that advocates say has been years in the making.  In a letter to schools due out Friday [1/25/2013], Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Seth Galanter of the Department of Education says schools should provide "reasonable modifications" to allow disabled students to participate — for instance, providing a deaf track athlete with a flashing light that goes off simultaneously with the starter pistol that others hear.

Is Liberalism Doomed?  Liberals are feeling triumphant these days, but in the backs of their minds there must be a sense of foreboding.  They won this year by demonizing Republicans and by bribing various demographic groups with government largesse.  But the Left's tactical victory can't conceal the fact that its ideology is bankrupt.  The left's real enemy isn't Republicans, it is arithmetic.

The Democracy Initiative: a Coup in Plain Sight.  Matthew Continetti [...] picks up on a report by Andy Kroll in Mother Jones about a coordinated effort by about 36 different interest groups with reported revenues of no less than $1.69 billion, pledging millions of dollars to work together to attack conservative supporters and organizations, to intervene directly in Democratic politics, to push for filibuster reform to better enable a push through their agenda without any input from the opposition, and expanding "voting rights" and fighting voter registration laws to further grease the skids for their legislative agenda.

Obama 2.0: Destroy the GOP as National Party.  Since winning reelection, President Obama has been aggressive, combative and supremely confident in his public appearances.  Like many reelected Presidents, he enters his second term believing he has a personal mandate from the voters.  Unlike many others in their second term, however, he seems focused not on achieving specific policy results, but in reshaping the American political landscape.  He is set to use the next four years to make the Republican Party a toxic brand in many parts of the country.

Obama is Sinking America.  Our enemies, both foreign and domestic — some of whom have "The Honorable" before their names — are laughing themselves silly.  Indeed, "progressives" are a caricature of themselves, fully given over to pseudo-utopian, relativist ideals that remain ludicrous — hopelessly unattainable — by any objective standard.

Tax dollars for gun control.  The directives on gun violence President Obama signed Wednesday were meant to seem harmless.  A closer look at the president's first memorandum reveals it to be a sneaky assault on congressional authority in order to fund gun-control propaganda.  Getting this done has been on the White House "to do" list for some time.

Dangerous Times.  When the media openly question the right of Tea Parties to exist, they are telling us they really want single-party rule.  That's why they want to abolish the free political opposition.  They are political control freaks, totally contrary to American history and tradition.  That is why they want to dump the US Constitution.

Zimbabwe, here we come.
Dems offer bill to abolish debt limit.  A group of House Democrats accused Republicans of having "weaponized" the debt ceiling Wednesday, and are pushing to abolish it.  The lawmakers blasted GOP members as taking the economic wellbeing of the nation hostage to achieve political victory, and are hoping to scrap the debt limit once and for all as a danger looming over the economy.

America Should Declare Bankruptcy: Doug Casey.  This week started with President Obama Monday [1/14/2013] demanding lawmakers raise the U.S.'s $16.4 trillion debt ceiling, warning Republicans not to insist on spending cuts in return.  The same day, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke advocated getting rid of the debt limit altogether.  The Washington Post reports in a conversation at the University of Michigan Bernanke said the debt ceiling has only "symbolic value."

Democrat: Please Don't Release Our Gun Confiscation Plans.  [Scroll down]  The list of proposals that Democrats would rather you didn't see, can be seen below.
   1.  Confiscation of "assault weapons"
   2.  Confiscation of ten round clips
   3.  Statewide database for ALL Guns
   4.  Continue to allow pistol permit holder's information to be released to the public
   5.  Label semiautomatic shotguns with more than 5 rounds or pistol grips as "assault weapons"
   6.  Limit the number of rounds in a magazine to 5 and confiscation and forfeiture of banned magazines
   7.  Limit possession to no more than two (2) magazines
   8.  Limit purchase of guns to one gun per person per month
   9.  Require re-licensing of all pistol permit owners
 10.  Require renewal of all pistol permits every five years
 11.  State issued pistol permits
 12.  Micro-stamping of all guns in New York State
 13.  Require licensing of all gun ammo dealers
 14.  Mandatory locking of guns at home
 15.  Fee for licensing, registering weapons

Control politicians, not guns.  If laws were enough to deter criminal behavior prisons would be empty. [...] President Obama put Vice President Joe Biden in charge of the task force.  Biden calls his gun control effort a "moral issue."  Does Biden suffer from selective morality?  For him, same-sex "marriage" and abortion don't appear to be moral issues, as they are for his Catholic church, but gun control is.

Disinviting God to the Inauguration.  Liberals booed God at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last year after skittish party officials reinserted a mention of him in the platform.  Nothing has changed since then.  The latest secularist push of the party is to remove God from the inauguration.  Prominent liberals are questioning the use of the Bible for the presidential oath and the use of prayers in the ceremony.

Soros: 13 New Gun Laws Needed Now.  Soros & Co. undoubtedly believe guns are the problem.  Rational people, on the other hand, know that criminals are the problem.  If we create registries, pass bans, and give the government a greater share in our daily lives than they already have, we will soon realize that we ourselves have infringed on the very right our Founders marked as sacrosanct — private gun ownership.

The Real Gun-Control Consensus.  By this week, the elites were calling for a gun-control agenda unmatched in modern times.  The closing of the gun-show "loophole"?  Restrictions on large-capacity clips?  An "assault weapons" ban?  They want all that, plus a national gun database, and a background check for every gun sale, and similar checks for ammunition sales, and regulation of Internet transactions, and Michael Bloomberg crowned emperor.  (A position for which Mr. Bloomberg no doubt believes himself suited.)  The media have reported all this as rational, reasonable and doable.

Enron and the Trillion Dollar Coin.  I couldn't help but think of Enron as I read the Business Insider piece Gabe linked yesterday [1/9/2014], where the Smartest Guys In The Room are saying that the government can do this trillion dollar coin trick and keep the checks going out the door forever with no negative or unforeseen consequences.  "It's a one time thing", they say, ignoring the fact that we'll run a trillion dollar deficit this year that eats up the newly-minted room under the debt ceiling.  Then what?  Mint another coin, I guess.

Why can't Senator Reid be forced to submit a budget?  It's the law of the land that the Senate must submit a budget by April 15, but the last time Harry Reid was in compliance was 2009.  Why isn't Reid being punished for being a budget scofflaw?

Why can't Republicans enforce law against Harry Reid?  The answer is the law requiring Congress to pass an annual budget, the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, doesn't have an enforcement mechanism.  Lawmakers are required by law to pass a budget each year by April 15, but there's no provision to punish them, or even slightly inconvenience them, if they don't.  In Reid's case, the Senate last passed a budget in April 2009, 1,351 days ago as of Wednesday [1/9/2013].

What Crime Has Harry Reid Committed?  Majority Leader Harry's transgression is that for over 1300 days he has failed to pass a budget.  In fact, there is no evidence he has even tried.  This is against the law.

Blumenthal introduces new legislation on gun ammunition.  Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced legislation on Tuesday that would require background checks for buying gun ammunition.  It's currently illegal to sell ammunition to fugitives, felons and people suffering from mental disorders.  However, while background checks are required for selling firearms, they are not required for selling ammunition.  Blumenthal's legislation would require background checks for selling ammunition as well.

The Left's Greatest Mind-Trick: Politicizing Emotion.  Is it right or wrong to help a poor person?  What about providing for children's education?  Or making sure that everyone has health coverage?  These things appear self-evidently right, and therefore the cost doesn't matter to the left.  Scarcity and how resources are employed don't enter into the equation.  Voluntary or involuntary, it doesn't matter how these things are done.  So it doesn't matter if government forces people to do something or not.

Texas AG Proposes 'Double-Barreled' Lawsuit Challenge if City, County Ban Gun Shows.  According to the Austin American-Statesman, the City of Austin, Texas and Travis County are both looking at proposals to limit gun shows in their jurisdictions. [...] This is Texas, but Austin and Travis County are the blue dot in the red sea here.  They're more than a little out of sync with the rest of the state.

Three completely unrelated news stories that vintage media somehow forgot to report.  [#2]  Dianne Feinstein's true stated goal is the unconstitutional confiscation of all firearms from civilians: [...] "If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States, for an outright ban, picking up [every gun]... Mr. and Mrs. America, turn 'em all in."  Note she doesn't mention the Constitution as an obstacle; only the vote tally.  As Obama's economic policies make ever more Americans dependent on government largesse, vote tallies will soon cease to be a problem for authoritarian statists like Feinstein.

Left's Desire To Weaken Constitution Endangers American Freedom.  During the debate over ObamaCare — a massive, budget-busting entitlement funded with money our country doesn't have — former New Jersey Judge Andrew Napolitano pointedly challenged then-U.S. Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., regarding the constitutionality of this socialized medicine monstrosity.  Clyburn's response?  "There's nothing in the Constitution that says the federal government has anything to do with most of the stuff we do," he said.  Therein lies the root of our problem.

Iowa lawmaker calls for retroactive gun ban, confiscation of semi-automatic weapons.  In an interview with the Daily Times Herald in Caroll, Iowa, state Rep. Dan Muhlbauer said governments should start confiscating semi-automatic rifles and other firearms.  Muhlbauer, a Democrat from the western Iowa town of Manilla, is a cattleman and farmer.  The newspaper reported that he owns a .410 shotgun, a .22 rifle and a .22 pistol.

Senator Feinstein's All-Out Assault On Gun Rights.  According to a December 27th posting on her website and a draft bill obtained by the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action, the legislation would define "assault weapons" to comprise a much larger variety of firearms than ever before, require current owners of those included to register them with the Federal Government noting locations, impose a $200 tax per firearm, prohibit their transfer to other people, and require that those weapons be forfeited and destroyed upon the owners' deaths.

America's Coming Gun War.  To most Americans, an armed guard in a school is a good idea in our too-violent nation.  Most Americans realize that when shooting breaks out in a gun-free zone — a school, movie theater, mall — the first call goes to 911 to get cops with Glocks and a SWAT team with black rifles there as soon as possible.  Most folks understand why air marshals on planes might have to be armed.  Most folks know that the people running up the death toll in murder capitals like Chicago are not using AR-15s.  And many Americans yet accept that in the last analysis it is a man's duty to be the defender and protector of his wife and children.

Obama Exploits Sandy Hook to Push Gun Control Agenda.  The Obama administration and Democrats in Congress are launching a massive gun control campaign as the President begins his second term and a divided Capitol Hill returns to work.  Billed as a response to the Sandy Hook shootings in December, the campaign includes ten gun control bills that were introduced on the first day of the 113th Congress — none of which would have prevented the shootings from taking place.

Former NYC Mayoral Candidate Wants Megan's Law Equivalent for Gun Owners.  Did you know that if you own a gun you are equivalent to a child molester?  According to Mark Green, who has run for the mayoralty of new York on the Democratic ticket, your right to own a gun grants you the same right to privacy as a child molester:  none.

The single dumbest gun-control measure ever proposed.  With extraordinary shortsightedness, Connecticut lawmakers want to publicize the addresses of handgun owners.

Connecticut Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Publish Names, Addresses of Gun Permit Holders.  Connecticut State Representative Stephen D. Dargan (D-New Haven), co-chairman of the state's Public Safety Committee, has introduced a bill that would make public the names and addresses of gun permit holders in Connecticut under the state's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Democrats Drop Eight Anti-Gun People Control Bills On First Day.  Of course, the vast majority of ammo dealers require that people who place orders pick up said orders at licensed firearms stores, just like with gun orders.  And the proof is in the details of what the legislation says, and none of them are available to read as of yet on Thomas or at [Carolyn McCarthy's] webpage.  Bobby Rush, Rush Holt, Jim Moran, and Sheila Jackson Lee also submitted legislation.  Lee's would raise the eligibility age to carry a handgun from 18-21.  I'm sure the young criminals who break the law regarding murder in Chicago will quickly ignore her.

Pelosi says upcoming fiscal deals should include greater tax increase.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday [1/6/2013] that recent tax increases are "not enough" to solve the country's fiscal problems and argued that additional hikes should be included in upcoming deficit-reduction deals.

New York congressman introduces bill to abolish presidential term limits.  New York Democratic Rep. Jose Serrano reintroduced a bill in Congress on Friday to repeal the 22nd Amendment, which places term limits on the U.S. presidency.  The bill, which has been referred to committee, would allow Barack President Obama to become the first president since Franklin Roosevelt to seek a third term in office.

Dem House Proposal Would Allow Obama to Run For More Than 2 Terms.  Before you take up arms against the government, keep in mind this has been proposed before in 2011 and died in committee.  It would have to get two-thirds support in both houses, including our radical right-wing hostage House of Representatives, and after that, three-quarters of the states would have to ratify it, or 38 states, which is nearly impossible.

The Editor says...
Or Obama could bypass the Congress and implement it himself, which is entirely possible.  It's worth noting that some Congressmen are willing to introduce bills which have no hope of passing, thus wasting everyone's time.  A law of this sort would require an amendment to the Constitution.  The only reason a Congressman might introduce such a futile bill is if he or she knows the Constitution has been ignored and bypassed for so long that anything goes.

Illinois Dems advance ban on most modern firearms.  Illinois Senate Democrats advanced legislation late Wednesday to restrict semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity magazines, pressing forward with new gun control measures in the waning days of the session over the objections of firearms groups.  Amid the developments, the Illinois State Rifle Association issued an "urgent alert" to its members warning them that Democratic legislators were trying to push through last-minute anti-gun legislation.

On First Day, Democrats Propose Eight Anti-Gun Bills.  With the left looking for its next big cause, Congressional Democrats have latched onto the Sandy Hook massacre as an opportunity to push gun control.  Yesterday alone, eight new bills were introduced relating to gun control.  Two conservative bills were introduced relating to ending "gun free zones" under federal law.

Cliff Deal Only Whets Obama's Appetite For More Taxes.  Anyone who thinks the fiscal cliff deal will end President Obama's soak-the-rich campaign isn't paying attention.  Even before the ink had dried on his $620 billion tax hike, Obama was talking up his desire for more.

My Belated List of Things for Which I Am Thankful.  [I'm] Especially thankful for those millions of Americans who blindly support policies and politicians that impoverish us, destroy economic opportunities, wage war against innocents, create a police state, take away our liberty, and generally brutalize the innocent, since everyone knows that what we really need is a strong government that can tell us what to do.

Progressives and the Phony Gun Debate.  Progressives do not want individuals disarmed because they believe the result will be less violence and less danger; no, they push disarmament because they believe that a "good society" can come about only when individuals live in constant fear of the State and when the State is so powerful that it can do anything it wants to anyone.

The Socialist Mind Game: A Brief Manual.  Conservatives have their Constitution.  Progressives have their Narrative.  The current battle for America is between these two concepts, and each side uses different rules to fight it.  One set of rules is consistent with an unchanging objective:  limited government and individual freedoms.  The other side's rules are as fickle as their goals, which are never fully disclosed beyond the equivocal references to fairness and hyphenated forms of justice.  They will have to remain vague and deny their true allegiances until a time when American voters will no longer squirm at the word "socialism."

Communist Revolution: I Never Thought It Would Come to This.  How could anyone believe in a totalitarian tyranny that destroys freedom, starves millions and executes millions more?  Apparently, a lot of people do — or at least, believe in their version of it.  The long march through the institutions was completed some time ago, and both academia and media have a near monopoly on the transmission of biased news, cultural demolition and the ability to affect public attitudes.

HuffPost Parrots Communist Propaganda.  To the public, the Communist Party USA tries to appear moderate and even occasionally at odds with Obama and the Democrats.  In reality, the Communists and Democrats are working hand in glove, mainly through the Congressional Progressive Caucus.  To their own membership, the communists emphasize their commonality and call Obama their "friend."

Best Dog Whistles of 2012.  "Affirmative action" usually means racial or gender quotas.  "Revenue" usually means taxes.  Calling "addiction" sickness is a dog whistle that allows drunks and addicts to think they are ill, not irresponsible.  Glaucoma treatment has become a dog whistle for legalizing pot.  "Title IX" is a dog whistle that signals football and basketball to carry all those sports that don't pay their own way — or subsidize sports that nobody wants to watch anyway.

Gun confiscation raised by rising star Democrat.  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo publicly declared the death of the US Constitution yesterday, December 20, 2012.  Cuomo, in few short sentences, has begun laying the essential groundwork for the possible mass deportation of undesirable civilians to government "work" camps, re-education camps, and even death camps.  After all, only disarmed Americans can be herded and shipped off in cattle cars to their uncertain fate.

Kerry Backed LGBT 'Immigration Equality' to Stop Deportation of Gay Partners.  For the last two years, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), the nominee to be the next secretary of state, has called for "immigration equality" to prevent the deportation of illegal alien same-sex partners of legal U.S. residents.  In May, shortly after President Barack Obama announced his support for homosexual marriage, Kerry and 16 other Democratic senators sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Proof the Left Wants All Guns Outlawed.  If the "assault rifles" (that aren't) are too deadly to be legal, and the handguns are equally deadly, it follows that the handguns are also too deadly to be legal, no?

The right states of mind.  People like the idea that Obama is president.  As a politician and president, he has only one failing — he is the wrong man at the wrong time to be leading this country.  He is out of sync with his age and its crises.  There is more proof every day — here and abroad, in nation-states, states and even some cities — that his political theories will lead to disaster, and do so every time they are tried.

The God Complex.  As the non-liberals among us know, socialism and communism are and always will be utter failures.  As Winston Churchill said, "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."  An all-powerful government never can fix the ills of the world. [...] Everywhere a communist government has been tried, it has failed — and at great pain to the citizens of that country.

Ramping Up Government Control of the Energy Sector.  To understand the president's thinking, or what passes for thought, all that's necessary is to grasp one simple fact:  that for the left, profits are evil, and therefore businesses that make a profit and succeed are evil.  Only businesses that fail are virtuous.  A corollary of this is, of course, that all businesses must be made to fail.  The function of government, as the left sees it, is to transfer control of the economy from the private sector to government.

Democratic congressman urges legislation to renew ban on plastic guns that don't exist.  New York Democratic Rep. Steve Israel is calling for legislation to renew the federal ban on plastic guns, according to his official congressional website. [...] 3-D printers, which have been available since the 1980s, take two-dimensional plans and convert them to three-dimensional objects, which are then usually made from plastic.

Let's Be Honest And Call The Modern Democrat Party The Socialist Party.  The Old Democrat Party has been folded into the new one led by those who support socialist policies, this is not breaking news and it is not meant as a derogatory slur either.  When you look at a recent poll it shows that those that do support the Democrat Party also lean in the direction of socialism and when you look at those in charge today of the party they emulate it through policies and verbiage.

Obama voters love socialism.  While 90 percent of liberal Republicans and even 51 percent of moderate Democrats oppose socialism, 59 percent of liberal Democrats view socialism positively.  This is Obama's base:  liberal Democrats, the young and African-Americans.

Democrats (Heart) Socialism.  A majority of people — 53 percent — who describe themselves as Democrats or leaning Democrat, admit to Gallup's pulse takers that they have a positive image of socialism.  Only two percent more — 55 — say they are positive about capitalism.  A robust 75 percent of Democrats say they have a positive image of the federal government.  These numbers should not surprise anyone who has talked to a Democrat over the last couple of decades.

Rep.-elect from Florida pledges support for climate change legislation.  Rep.-elect Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) said he is ready to come out swinging on climate change.  Murphy, who will replace Tea Party favorite Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), said he would support climate change legislation, according to The Miami Herald.  "Unfortunately we have far too many politicians who continue to bury their heads in the sand and pretend it's not happening," Murphy said Thursday [12/6/2012] at the Southeast Florida regional climate leadership summit in Jupiter, Fla.

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No sand is required.  I will gladly "pretend it's not happening" because it isn't!  Years of measurements indicate no warming.

Mark Steyn: Obama aims to finish the work of FDR and LBJ to create 'a big Sweden'.  With last month's electoral loss for the Republican Party, President Barack Obama is one step closer to fulfilling an 80-year vision for the United States first put in place by former President Franklin Roosevelt, Mark Steyn said Tuesday [12/4/2012].

I'll See Your Economic Collapse and Raise You National Demise.  A scorpion stings, a cuttlefish expels ink, a skunk sprays mercaptan fluid, and a liberal spends.  It's what the species does.

45 percent of US Democrats favour socialism.  Rasmussen has just published a major poll on US voter attitudes towards socialism.  It reveals that Democrats are evenly divided in their views on socialism, with 45 percent viewing it favourably, and 45 percent negatively.  This is a strikingly high level of support for socialist ideology within a political party in the United States (and the ruling party at that), and strongly suggests that Democrats are increasingly moving towards a continental-European style approach to economic issues, advancing a big government agenda that resembles that of European Social Democratic governments.

Socialists Outline Democrat's Agenda for Next Two Years.  Contrary to popular opinion, the US Democratic Party does not set much of its own policy.  Democrat policy is actually dictated by the labor unions and radical think tanks, such as the Center for American Progress, and the Institute for Policy Studies.  The unions are dominated by the US's largest Marxist organization Democratic Socialists of America — which also works closely with the C.A.P. and I.P.S.  So, by a process of osmosis and deliberate orchestration, D.S.A., and their friends in the Communist Party USA, effectively dictate Democrat policy at state and national levels.

Liberal Democrats: Higher rates for wealthy 'just the beginning'.  The group says "low and moderate-income Americans are already contributing to deficit reduction," and that "progressive tax reform is the only way that wealthy Americans can share significantly in that sacrifice."

The Editor says...
Exactly the opposite is true.  The "low and moderate-income Americans" who expect taxpayers to make up for their shortfalls are the ones who are dragging the country down.  The budget deficit exists because of (unconstitutional) payments to individuals, many of whom pay no income tax.

White House: Obama 'Will Not Sign' a Deal Unless It Increases Taxes.  White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today that no matter what else happens President Barack Obama — who is the only modern president other than Franklin Roosevelt to serve in four years when federal spending topped 24 percent of GDP — will not sign a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff that will arrive at the end of this year unless that deal increases taxes.

Obama's Santa Claus Presidency.  Every time the left invents a new "right," it creates a voting bloc demanding government protection and provision of new benefits.  Welfare cheats driving Cadillacs, students demanding free college education, double dipping government employees, crony capitalists feeding at the government trough, corrupt SEIU thugs, and lazy people on disability are not phantasms of hardhearted conservatives.

Obama didn't win on turnout alone.  Our country has changed.
We're Not in 1980 Anymore.  In 1980, Americans would not tolerate rising unemployment.  In 2012, not only is high unemployment accepted as a fact of life but receiving food stamps is encouraged.  There was also no concept of gay marriage in 1980. [...] Thirty-two years ago, being wealthy and successful was considered something to aspire to and be proud of.  Today, it is a source of bitterness, envy, resentment and, in some quarters, the very epitome of evil.

Left's Newest Inquisition: Deny Your God or Be Declared Unfit.  [Scroll down]  Do you believe in the Virgin birth?  Then how can we trust you with oversight of HHS programs and youth sexual education?  If you won't swear allegiance to the principles of biological reality and sexual autonomy then you are a freak and a menace.

The Democrats' Dog Whistle Slogan.  For example, "liberal" was once used to mask and aggrandize a worldview hostile to any form of individual freedom apart from the absence of moral restraint.  Now everyone understands this once-masked meaning; phrases such as "Hollywood liberal" (i.e., a libertine with no concept of moral order) demonstrate the death of the euphemistic value of the word "liberal."  That is why most leftists run from this label, which was once meant to serve as their public shield.

Why Accept Tyranny and Ruin?  The modern left has shed faith in God.  God — who is foundational to our rights and being as a nation.  The left seeks, in fact, to infringe on the rights of churches and their agencies regarding the provision of contraceptive and abortion services.  That's a first step in subordinating religion to the state.  It has sought to drive and largely succeeded in driving out faith from the public square.  It pushes to impose a smothering political correctness — a tyranny on expression and action.  It acts to hobble and punish enterprising and productive citizens and nurture government dependence.  It's debauching the nation's currency, plundering the treasury, and adding debt atop debt.  The left has moved over the decades, and now with accelerating speed, to centralize and consolidate its power in the national government.

The Struggle for Obama is Really a Religious Battle Over the Soul of the Republic.  Progressive forces are trying to birth into being a neo-pagan kingdom, with all that implies, symbolized by the Democrat National Convention dropping Israel and God from the party platform.  Those on the right are struggling to balance the original outline of US colonial theory with ever present demands for modernization — which will be our demise if carried too far.  The ultimate war revolves around freedom and liberty — and whether our rights will be finally handed over to the godlike state.

Update:  What happens when God is expelled?
Democrats Stole $75K Worth of TVs During 2012 Convention.  Once again we get proof that Democrats are criminals, that they think others' property is theirs for the taking, and that they cannot be trusted with the story that they stole $75,000 worth of TVs after their national convention last year.  LG Electronics, one of the world's biggest sellers of televisions, joined with Democrats to help supply the flat screen monitors that the Party needed throughout the convention center in Charlotte, NC in 2012.  But once the party was over and all the delegates went home, along with those delegates somehow 72 of LG's large screen TVs also walked out the door never to be seen again.

The Real Enemy.  The list of flacks for leftism is drearily familiar:  academia, public school systems, the entertainment industry, professional organizations, nonprofit foundations of vast wealth, the bureaucracies dependent upon social grievance and mind-numbing regulations (which includes not only federal and state bureaucrats, but "experts" in private industry who would have spent their careers mastering the arcane arts of regulatory compliance), and, of course, the media.  It is this establishment which is our true enemy.

Power Grab.  Today's liberal agenda is more akin to the corporatist vision of the 1920s and '30s — an economy in which the state directs the activities of the private sector to achieve ideologically desired ends.  But even that description doesn't quite get to the nub of it.  Liberals today seek to create a stable, and what they perceive to be a socially just, society via rule by experts — in which most of the activities of society are micromanaged by technocrats for the economic and social benefit of the whole.

Shame.  The people who booed the God of love, now rush to the defense of a hateful Allah.  The people who p***ed on the Christ of redemption, now bewail the hurt feelings of a damnable Islam.  The people who denounced the death of civil liberties under the Patriot Act, now make rationalizations as brown-shirted cops drag a man from his home at midnight for the crime of posting a video on YouTube.

Liberalism has no fixed goal.  We will never reach a point at which the liberal will say, "enough."  Grant all his demands today, and tomorrow the liberal will return to demand more. [...] The liberal concept of "progress" fuels a remorseless shark-like hunger for more, until eventually we find ourselves watching an illegal immigrant being celebrated on the stage of the Democratic National Convention with rhetoric suggesting that only hateful bigots can be in favor of enforcing our nation's immigration laws.

Depending on Dependency.  The theme that most seemed to rouse the enthusiasm of delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte was that we are all responsible for one another — and that Republicans don't want to help the poor, the sick and the helpless. [...] Belief in the superior compassion of the political left is a worldwide phenomenon that goes back at least as far as the 18th century.  But in all that time, and in all those places, there has been little, if any, effort on the left to check this crucial assumption against facts.

Peter Schiff Baits DNC to "Ban Corporate Profits".  Free-market financial analyst, author and radio talk-show host Peter Schiff made some waves online with his baiting of delegates at this week's Democratic National Convention. Schiff, microphone in hand, trotted down to the DNC confab in Charlotte, North Carolina, and asked delegates to agree to a platform change to ban all corporate profits.  About half of those filmed on his YouTube video, which already has more than half a million views in just a few days, did agree.

Willful Blindness at the DNC.  I spent a fair bit of time walking around and asking delegates to the DNC three questions:  What was the deficit?  What was the unemployment rate?  And how many net jobs had President Obama created?  Not a single delegate got all three questions right.  Most couldn't even answer a single question correctly.  But they cheered wildly when President Obama entered the arena, because knowing the facts would have ruined their day.

Obama: 'You Belong to Me'.  "Government is the only thing we all belong to."  That assertion was the theme of a now infamous DNC video that aired during the Democratic convention in Charlotte.  After it was lambasted by everyone from Rush Limbaugh to the Romney campaign, Obama staffers distanced themselves from the video, blaming it on "the host committee of the city of Charlotte."  That should make North Carolinians ecstatic — now they're under the bus with everyone from Larry Summers to the Rev. Wright.  But no matter how the DNC attempts to disown the video in question, it can't disavow the message.  For this president, government is the only thing that matters.  We all belong to government, and Obama is the government.

DNC Opens with the Declaration 'Government Is The Only Thing We All Belong To'.  Tonight [9/4/2012], the Democratic National Convention officially got under way — and the party of "You Didn't Build That," "We Made It Possible," record food stamp enrollment, nationalized health care, and record deficits opened its gala with a video declaration that "Government is the only thing we all belong to."

The Editor says...
No, no, no.  The government belongs to us.  You and I don't belong to the government unless we are slaves, and I am not a slave.

"Government Is The Only Thing We All Belong To".  You could not have a more clear statement of the Democratic Party philosphy of government supremacy.

Democrats Derail Their Message.  The Democrats clearly intended to have a focused message for tonight's coverage of their convention:  Democrats won't bend an inch in their support of universal access to abortions, Republican obstructionism is responsible for all the country's ills, Mitt Romney was callous towards the military by not mentioning Afghanistan in his acceptance speech, and the GOP war on women is unending.  But some flies landed in the ointment.  A curious party video intoned, "Government's the only thing we all belong to."  Talk about worshiping the omnipotence of the state.

Obama Camp Disavows 'Government Is The Only Thing That We All Belong To' Video.  A video that aired Tuesday night [9/4/2012] at the Democratic National Convention proclaiming that "government is the only thing that we all belong to" is getting strong reaction from conservatives, and the Obama campaign is disavowing involvement in the production, BuzzFeed reports.  The video, entitled "Welcome to Charlotte," includes other proclamations like:  "We do believe you can use government in a good way."

The Editor asks...
Are we supposed to believe that Obama's team didn't see that video clip before the convention?

DNC video: "Government is the only thing we all belong to".  One of the worst monsters from the Democrat id unfortunately escaped to rampage across the forbidden planet of their convention on Monday, and had to be brought down with concentrated blasts of denial.  The DNC played a video that included the unfortunate line, "Government is the only thing we all belong to."

Dem. Video: 'Government Is the Only Thing that We All Belong To'.  A promotional video played this afternoon at the Democratic convention in Charlotte states, "Government is the only thing that we all belong to."  [Video clip.]

Charlotte Motto for DNC: We Make It Possible.  The Obama campaign is completely tone-deaf.  The DNC will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, and guess what mantra is featured in Charlotte's banners all over the city during the convention?  "We make it possible."  The last time a four-word phrase became the Obama mantra it didn't do so well:  You Didn't Build That.  Now, that insult to the independent-minded American has been given new impetus by telling people that "WE" make it possible.  YOU need OUR help.

Hide your guns.  You didn't hear the word "guns" voluntarily pass the lips of any Democratic speaker at this week's convention in Charlotte, N.C. Liberals may be smart enough to avoid alienating the almost half of all Americans who have guns in their homes, but the same can't be said for their party platform.

Dems abortion shift.  Why has the Democratic Party removed the sentence "Abortion should be safe, legal, and rare" from its platform?  It was in the 2004 document but not in 2008's or this year's.  Can't Democrats just throw a crumb to the many millions who are pro-choice but not pro-abortion?

Disappointing speech, jobs report, presidency.  What a sham that was in Charlotte, a long series of diversions best remembered for Antonio Villaraigosa's now immortal "In the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it," a spectacular show-and-telling of the core of the new Democratic Party overflowing with Alinskyite ruthlessness tethered to the old New Left's agenda of nonsense.

The First Refuge of Scoundrels.  The president and his fellow-travelers, the vast majority of whom are disciples of Saul Alinsky, have brought the Marxist strategy of unbridled personal destruction of their political opponents into the mainstream.  They know no other way to achieve and retain power, as historically their left-wing policies and beliefs have never succeeded in bettering the lives of the people — only those of the proponents.  Thus, they must unleash the dogs of demagoguery, bigotry, and hatred.  Many of their mind-numbed followers, such as those in the entertainment community, willingly, and with no forethought, regurgitate these accusations in order to be part of the supposed in-crowd.

The $10 Million Per Minute Platform.  On Friday [9/7/2012], former Comptroller General of the United States David Walker will launch his "$10 Million Per Minute" bus tour, reflecting in its name the true speed at which America's future is being mortgaged.  The bus tour is an important part of the "Comeback America Initiative" which Walker heads; and it will spend the next month touring battleground states and impressing on American citizens, businesses, and media outlets, the genuine urgency with which the national debt burden must be understood and dealt with.

Sluts and condoms for Obama.  You only have to step outside the Democratic National Convention center in downtown Charlotte where vendors and special interest groups are hawking their goods to realize that the Democrats have become the party of hard-edged social issues, not the GOP.  While the Republicans have largely tried to follow former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' suggestion that they stick to economic issues, the Democrats have gone hog wild on social issues like abortion, contraception and same sex marriage.

Democrats Embrace Sandra Fluke, Not God And Jerusalem.  On the same night God and Jerusalem were booed, Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student who couldn't afford nine bucks a month for contraceptives unless religious institutions were forced under Obama-Care to violate their First Amendment right to freely exercise their religion, was cheered.

God was merely an afterthought.  The Democratic Party didn't quite succeed in banning God from its platform, but it did its best to ensure that no one would listen to him by putting a liberal clergyman who talks about anything except God in front of a deserted stadium.  That checked the God box without allowing the Maker of Heaven to get a word in edgewise.

The Godless Democrats.  In just the last decade or so, extremist elements within the Democratic establishment have lodged a successful secular-socialist coup.  The alarming consequences of this "progressive" triumph have become manifest throughout the pages of the DNC's 2012 platform.  They were also on display at the recent Democratic convention.

How the Media Misrepresents the Race.  The gap between the way the media characterizes the presidential race and what is actually happening is growing larger by the day.  In particular, we see a systematic emphasis on news items that favor the president and a discounting of evidence that disfavor him.  The mainstream media's recent coverage of the Democratic National Convention was fawning — little or no mention was made of the extremist abortion plank or the decisive defeat on the floor of the motion to reinstate a reference to God in the platform (nevertheless gaveled through by the party establishment) and an acknowledgment that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel (pro-Israel language that had been included in previous party platforms).

Will Democrats Booing God Cost Obama the Election?  It all began when the people framing the party platform decided to delete all references to God. [...] If the Republicans don't remind potential voters about this a few hundred times between now and the elections, they're making a huge mistake. [...] There was another lulu on opening night, when a Hollywood-style video greeted delegates with the news that "government is the only thing we all belong to."

God and Jerusalem.  Previous Democratic Party platforms had mentioned God and referred to Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  After both were initially missing from this year's platform, someone apparently realized that this was likely to raise questions about Democrats that they could ill afford to have raised in an election year.

Obama's Disdain for Democracy and Free Expression.  Ironically, one of the most brazen examples of the President's propensity to ignore the wishes of the electorate occurred just recently at the Democratic National Convention.  I refer, of course, to the infamous floor vote that resulted in the reinsertion of the words "God" and "Jerusalem" in the Democratic-party platform.  Obama and his accomplices belatedly realized that the absence of those words would be a liability during the final weeks of the election season, so they ordered their hapless convention chair to remedy the problem.  But a funny thing happened when Antonio Villaraigosa tried to nail down these two seemingly innocuous planks to the platform — he couldn't get the Democrat delegates to cooperate.

Political Conventions Perfectly Defined Their Parties.  [Scroll down]  There were so many misleading remarks by speakers that even the media noted the discrepancies but what really defined the party's agenda was the removal of the words God and Jerusalem in the Democrat platform.  Both words are included in the Republican one and the resultant criticism forced the DNC to reinsert them.  The delegates booed and hollered at this and their anger was caught on video and outraged the nation.  Although many conservatives believed that this confirmed the anti-religious secular bent of the party, I felt that it was more indicative of the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel sentiment and the influence of the Muslims community on the Democrats.

Convention Intentions.  What to say about the Democratic Party's convention problems?  Specifically their infamous decision to remove the word God from their official party platform?  It's hard to say which is more risible; their sloughing the whole thing off by calling it an oversight, or the raucous floor vote to correct the supposed faux pas, which proved to anyone with eyes and ears that it was no such thing.

Democrats reinstate Jerusalem language in party platform.  Democrats amended the party platform Wednesday afternoon [9/5/2012] to include language supporting Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  The quickly approved changed came in the wake of mounting criticism from Democratic members of Congress incensed that the 2008 platform's declaration backing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel had been removed from the 2012 text.

DNC Overrules Delegates, Rams God and Jerusalem Back into Platform.  Tonight [9/5/2012], the Democratic National Committee suspended the rules of the convention and inserted language regarding God and the State of Israel back to its platform.  They had to vote three times to do it — and they had to lie to deem it passed, even though it was clear that the measure did not pass a voice vote in the chamber.  The original 2012 Democratic Party platform had excised all mention of God and Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.

Multiple votes amid boos as Dem platform is amended.  The RNC captured the messy moments in which the Democratic platform was amended to reflect the words "God" and "Jerusalem," which finally happened after a few votes and a lot of boos.

Pinkerton's Amusing Take on How Media Would Have Reacted If GOP Had Platform Dispute.  How would the media — which barely noticed the platform dispute at the Democratic convention in which the chair clearly didn't get the required two-thirds majority from the floor to revise embarrassing platform gaps by adding a reference to God and identifying Jerusalem as the capital of Israel — react if such an incident occurred at the Republican convention?

Democrats Ignored Advice Against Radical Changes to Platform Language on Israel.  Video obtained from C-SPAN suggests that as Democrats discussed their party's emerging new position on Israel this past summer, few seemed concerned about the party's radical new direction on Israel policy.  Those who advised against making drastic changes from past party planks on Israel were evidently ignored.

Politico Catches Team Obama in Double-Talk Over Boss's God-Jerusalem Platform Knowledge; AP Whitewashes.  In a rare moment of reluctant semi-journalism which didn't name names, the Politico's Reid Epstein, in reporting about the God-Jerusalem debacle at the Democratic Convention Wednesday night, buried the lede, waiting until his third paragraph to tell readers that "While the campaign at first said Obama had seen the language prior to the convention, it later said he did not learn of the issue until Wednesday morning, when he became aware of seeing news coverage of the issue."

Platform Chaos and Class Warfare at DNC.  On Tuesday [9/4/2012], the DNC confirmed their party platform that included no mention of "God" or of Jerusalem being the capital of Israel.  This provided much ammunition for Mitt Romney, who only one month ago visited Israel and proclaimed Jerusalem as her capital.  This also concerned a number of Democrats, so they moved to re-vote — three times — to put these two issues into the platform.  At least half the crowd yelled "No" and booed loudly when the motion was adopted.  In the beginning, these issues were merely missing from the party platform.  Now we know why.

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Why bother to attend the party convention and cast your vote, when the party establishment has shown that they can make whatever changes they want regardless of the delegates' votes?

Proposed changes regarding Jerusalem and the mention of God are met with boos by convention delegates.
The night the Democrats lost control of the Israel message.  In calling for the voice vote from delegates to reinstate the term "God" — in an excised phrase from 2008 that "gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential" — and the sentence about Jerusalem as Israel's capital into the platform on Wednesday, Democratic leaders were taken aback by vociferous shouting of "boos" and "noes" in the half-empty Time Warner Arena in Charlotte.

Angry Democratic Delegates Booed As The Party Added 'God' And Support Of Jerusalem To The Platform.  Democrats added mentions of the word "God" and recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital today in a testy vote that left angry delegates booing on the floor.  It took three votes to pass the resolution in what was an extremely tense and divided vote.

And All the Democrats Said, 'AMEN!'.  Godless Democrats worship at the altar of Big Government.

Obama's party says no to God.  The most memorable moment of the Democratic National Convention was when the delegates denied God three times from the convention floor.  It was the latest blunder in an Obama re-election effort that increasingly looks like it doesn't have a prayer. [...] Democrats compounded the platform blunder by not getting their story straight.  The Obama campaign claimed omitting God and Jerusalem was a "technical" error, whatever that means.  It was reported that Mr. Obama had seen and signed off on the original godless platform, but then the campaign denied he had approved it.  Either way, the platform bears the mark of Mr. Obama, who is mentioned by name 38 times and cited more than 200 times in the 40-page manifesto.  Voters are left with the conclusion that either Mr. Obama saw the platform in advance and thought it was fine or the president simply isn't on top of things.

Dems Quickly Switch to Include "God," "Jerusalem".  Moments after convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa gaveled in day two of the Democratic Convention, the hall burst into chaos as Democrats voted to amend their party's platform to include the word "God" and name Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. [...] When Villaraigosa announced "the ays [sic] have it," loud boos erupted across the arena.

A Godless party expels the Creator.  The authors of the Democratic platform have inadvertently revealed to the world the sea change that has taken place in that party we once knew.  For the first time — and in the longest Democratic platform in history, 26,000 words — there was not a single mention of God, the Creator, whom Thomas Jefferson himself, father of the party, proclaimed to be the author of our right to life and liberty.  The convention had approved the new platform, but when a firestorm erupted, a panicked Barack Obama hastily ordered "God" reinstated.

Source: Obama Saw Platform Language Prior to Convention.  The Democratic National Convention, reeling from today's chaotic fiasco surrounding the reinsertion of pro-Israel, pro-God language into the party platform, has announced that President Obama personally intervened to ensure that that language was revived.  But Politico is now reporting that President Obama approved the original, Jerusalem-less, Hamas-less language less than a fortnight ago.  He didn't try to change the platform "until after Republicans jumped on the omissions of God and Jerusalem late Wednesday."

New Democratic Party Platform Betrays Israel.  Despite some introductory bromides proclaiming the "unshakable commitment" of President Obama and the Democratic Party to Israel's security, the 2012 Democratic National Platform, titled "Moving America Forward," mirrors perfectly President Obama's decision to turn his back on our closest ally in the Middle East.  It represents a radical break with prior Democratic Party platforms, not to mention its counterparts issued by the Republican Party, that have expressed unequivocal support for the Jewish state.

Democratic convention: God is thrown out, then brought back in.  Unusually in this age of super-produced, carefully manipulated political events, the Democrats suffered a catastrophic fit of mismanagement yesterday.  The ever-vigilant press noticed that this year's Democratic party platform not only failed to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but also pointedly ommitted any reference to God — which was unprecedented in a national party manifesto.

Democrats Bring Platform Debacle on Themselves.  [Scroll down]  There's little doubt that the party appears to be lurching leftward at this year's convention, especially compared to 2008 when the party and Obama made serious outreach efforts to faith groups and pro-lifers.  This year, the heavy emphasis on abortion and other liberal social issues is undeniable, and it's also hard to argue that the party base's positions here — such as advocating taxpayer subsidization of abortion until birth — are way out of step with the mainstream.

Jerusalem change puts DNC at odds with W.H., delegates.  A Wednesday voice on the floor of the Democratic convention put the party in two awkward binds — pitting them against both official U.S. policy and many of their own delegates.  The Democrats restored language affirming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and putting mentions of God back into their platforms in a quick voice vote that the Democratic chair declared had passed.  A Democratic source says that President Obama personally interevened to change the language.

Waiting for Obama.  As the Democrats unveil their 2012 party platform, they will be for the first time officially endorsing same-sex marriage. [...] As a candidate, Obama cynically attempted to split the difference between appeasing social liberals, who have a very large footprint in the Democratic party, and working to disguise himself as a moderate.  He is in fact a garden-variety leftist of the sort familiar to anybody who has spent any time on a college campus, which is President Obama's natural habitat.

Sen. Durbin Picks Fight With Fox And Bret Baier.  During Tuesday's [9/4/2012] edition of Special Report, Fox News host Bret Baier asked Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin about the news that the Democratic Party removed all mention of the word "God" from their party platform, and have removed mention of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  Durbin did not take kindly to the questioning, and unfairly accused Baier and the network of "harping on" a narrative that doesn't focus on the "real issues" facing Americans.

Democrats Platform: We're Gonna Close Gitmo Someday, We Swear!  Shouldn't the party pay some price for having a pledge in its platform that everyone knows it will never keep?

The Democrats' Anti-Israel Party Platform.  This year's Democratic Party Platform is an interesting document to read.  Aside from radical stances on things like same-sex marriage and unlimited, government-funded abortion on demand including partial birth abortion, it's noteworthy in that it focuses on attacking Mitt Romney by name rather than merely stating the party's position on the issues.  This use of platform planks as attack vehicles is something unique in the history of platforms from either party.  One interesting part of this year's Democrat party platform is its anti-Israel language.

Democratic Platform Calls for Constitutional Amendment Limiting Free Speech.  The 2012 Democratic Party platform includes language calling for a constitutional amendment restricting free speech rights during elections, saying that the Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case should be overturned.  "Our opponents have applauded the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United and welcomed the new flow of special interest money with open arms.  In stark contrast, we believe we must take immediate action to curb the influence of lobbyists and special interests on our political institutions," the 2012 platform says.

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Really?  When discussing "special interests", does that include abortion providers like Planned Parenthood?  Are labor unions providing "special interest money"?  Would you say the Center for American Progress is a special interest group?  How about the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or People for the American Way?  Are the homosexuals a special interest group?  How about the immigration activists, and environmentalists?  Isn't there a lot of "special interest money" coming from Hollywood celebrities this year?  Have Solyndra and First Solar and SunPower and the Solar Energy Industries Association and the American Wind Energy Association and General Electric and Boeing and MoveOn.org and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting done any lobbying in the last few years?  I could go on and on (and I have already).

Narcissist-in-Chief: Obama Most Cited Term in Dem Platform.  Platforms are where the national parties lay out their guiding philosophical and policy positions on the major issues of the day.  They are meant to suggest where the party will move the country's policies if they are entrusted with the responsibility.  This year's Democrat platform, however, is different.  The collective voice of millions of Democrats across the country have been reduced to "whatever Obama says."  Barack Obama is the most cited term in the Democrat platform.  Out of the 40 pages that make up the platform, Obama is cited by name on 38 of them.

Democrats Remove Pro-Israel Language from Party Platform.  In the 2008 Democratic party platform, there was this language on Jerusalem, Israel:  ["]Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel.  The parties have agreed that Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations.  It should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths.["]  This year, however, that language has been removed.  Indeed, there is no mention of Jerusalem in the 2012 party platform adopted by Democrats.

Democrats have removed God from the Democratic National Committee platform.  David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network noticed the omission and compared the language in the 2012 DNC platform to the language in the 2008 platform.  In 2008, the DNC platform read: ["]We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.["]  In 2012, the words "God-given" were removed, [...] In addition, there is no mention of "God" in the "Faith" section of the platform as well.

Democrats Drop 'God' From Party Platform.  Guess what?  God's name has been removed from the Democratic National Committee platform. [...] Some critics will suggest that when you have planks in your platform that support abortion rights and gay marriage then it's no wonder that God's name would be dropped as well.

'God' also absent from Democrats' platform.  Democrats omitted the word "God" from their 2012 platform, a change from the party's 2008 document and a noticeable split from Republicans, who mention God ten times in their official party stance.

In Obama We Trust.  Speaking of the the Democrats' platform:  They've dropped God from it.

Democrats Remove Pro-Israel Language from Platform.  The Democrat Party has removed a section of its 2008 Party Platform in the 2012 version recently released online — some key language in expressing support for the state of Israel.

Democrats poised to embrace gay marriage.  Eight years after California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said the push for legalizing same-sex marriage was "too much, too fast, too soon," the Democratic Party will make history Tuesday [9/4/2012] when it is expected to be the first major party to endorse same-sex marriage in its platform.

Democratic platform on Obamacare: 'No law is perfect'.  The health care plank of the Democratic Party's platform, released on Monday [9/3/2012] ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., praises President Barack Obama's 2010 health care