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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
$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.
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%.
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:
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
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?
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."
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
The Editor says...
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.
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?
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:
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.
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.
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.
The Editor says...
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
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.
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.
The Editor says...
Remember, the income tax originally affected only the wealthy, and affected them only a little. Tyranny starts small and
the 46 Senators Who Voted to Turn Your Gun Rights Over to UN. The anti-gun senators are all Democrats or so-called
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.
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.
The Editor says...
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.
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.
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.
The Editor says...
If the government is "spending
billions less on infrastructure," what happened to the trillion dollars of "stimulus" money spent in Obama's first term?
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Editor says...
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!
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Editor says...
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Editor says...
No sand is required. I will gladly "pretend it's not happening" because it isn't! Years of measurements indicate
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
$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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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,
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
The Editor says...
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.
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.
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.
The Editor says...
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 reform law, but admits, "No law is perfect." A 15-person committee prepared the draft platform.
20,000 Muslims Warm-Up Act for Democratic National Convention.
Will what Barack Obama calls "one of the prettiest sounds on earth at sunset", the Muslim call to prayer end the first day of the kickoff to the
Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, NC? According to the Charlotte DNC homepage, 'The Jumah at the 2012 DNC' will welcome
some 20,000 Muslims to Charlotte, DEM-dubbed an "official event". 'Jumah at the 2012 DNC' starts Friday afternoon, Aug. 31 jumah
prayer followed by a myriad of other as yet unidentified programs and events, but leading up to the Islam Regal Banquet.
Jihad At the DNC. It is no surprise, after four years
of Obama Administration pandering, Muslim groups have a prominent role at the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. The
Charlotte Observer reports that organizers expect as many as 20,000 Muslims to attend the "Jumah at the DNC" series of events being organized
by the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs (BIMA). Among these events is an all-day "Islamic Cultural & Fun Fest," which will include a
"TownHall Issues Conference" that will address "issues such as Islamaphobia, Anti-Shariah, Middle Eastern Crisis, Patriot Act, National Defense
Authorization Act and more."
Just imagine the uproar if this had been a Christian event at the Republican convention.
The DNC Embraces Radical Islam. The
Democratic National Convention will commence from August 31st through September 1st with a focus on Islam. Jumah at the DNC will begin
Aug. 29th. 20,000 Muslims are expected to be in attendance. This is according to the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs
(BIMA), led by one of the un-indicted co-conspirators in the World Trade Center bombing. The DNC has come full circle since 9-11 and they
are now embracing the enemy from within and joining with radical Islam and their hatred of America.
Islamic Jumah Disappears From Official DNC Schedule.
Back on Monday [8/27/2012] the Obama Campaign listed an "Islamic Jumah at the DNC" as an "official function" at the DNC convention in Charlotte next week.
But now it's gone.
President Infanticide: Dem
Abortion Platform Does Not Exclude Partial-Birth Abortion. President Clinton believed abortion should be "safe, rare; and
legal." But Clinton also believed in a work requirement in his welfare reform bill. President Obama apparently disagrees on
both counts. After unilaterally allowing states to waive the central pillar of the landmark and bipartisan 1996 welfare reform
act — the work requirement — Obama has also proven himself to be a wild-eyed extremist on the issue of abortion and
way out of step with at least two-thirds of the American people. And his convention platform backs this extremism up.
The Democrats plan for 9 percent
unemployment. The Congressional Budget Office released its Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2012 to
2022 today [8/22/2012], showing that if Congress and President Obama do nothing to stop Taxmageddon and the sequester unemployment will rise to 9.1 percent
next year. Sounds bad right? But guess what? This is the preferred plan of a growing number of Democrats.
The Herd of Independent Minds. Just about any gregarious
conservative can register the same complaint: his friends of a liberal persuasion firmly believe in evolution, the hydrocarbon menace, technogenic global
warming, and the virtues of green energy; they are convinced that racism is still rampant in America, that all the ills of inner-city schools can be cured by
throwing more money at them, that criminals are actually victims of society, that voter fraud is a myth concocted by evil conservatives, that cheating at the
polls is a sacred right of minorities, that illegal immigrants have committed no crime even though the word "illegal" is self-explanatory, that George Bush
attacked Iraq at the behest of Halliburton to grab Iraqi oil...
Democrats continue to beat up Christians.
Inch by inch, the Democratic Party continues to ostracize Christians. Its latest attack consists of forcing any Christian who would like to support the
Democratic National Committee's (DNC) platform to betray his deeply held religious beliefs on the issue of marriage. [...] For the first time in history, the
DNC's platform committee voted on Aug. 12 to endorse same-sex "marriage." The language calls for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA),
which, for federal purposes, defines marriage as the union between a man and a woman. The language is set to go for approval at the Democratic National
Convention in September.
Religious, Pro-Market Ryan Is
Dems' Worst Nightmare. The Republican vice-presidential candidate, Congressman Paul Ryan, is the Democrats' political version of the Anti-Christ.
He believes in self-reliance; the left believes in reliance on the state. His moral values are shaped by religion (Catholicism); the left is frightened by
religious Christian politicians (and athletes, and members of the armed forces, and talk-show hosts, and, for that matter, clergy). He believes in
individualism; the left believes in collectivism. He believes in small government and powerful citizens; the left believes in large government and
The Childishness of the American Left.
[Scroll down] To the true believers on the left, re-electing Barack Obama is not a matter of what is or is not good for the country; rather, for the
majority on the left, the primary motivation is geared solely toward defeating their sworn enemy: conservatives and Republicans, whom many falsely
believe are a right-wing horde determined to create a theocracy and impose old-fashioned morality. But what they fear most from the right is a
determination to reinstitute unfettered individual freedom and concomitant economic growth, which would relegate the American left to the back bench of
Gay marriage headed to DNC platform. Democrats are set to
include a pro-gay marriage plank in their convention platform for the first time in history, party sources confirm to POLITICO. The language
was approved unanimously by a 15-member platform draft committee, and now heads for approval by the full platform committee in August.
Detroit: The Moral of the Story.
The Left's answer to the deficit: raise taxes to protect spending. The Left's answer to the weak economy: raise
taxes to enable new spending. The Left's answer to the looming sovereign-debt crisis: raise taxes to pay off old
spending. For the Left, every deficit is a revenue-side problem, not a spending-side problem, and the solution to every
economic problem is more spending, necessitating more taxes. The problem with that way of looking at things is called
Detroit, which looks to be running out of money in about one week. Detroit is what liberalism's end-game looks like.
Barney Frank, Deval Patrick
to help draft national Democratic Party platform. Two Massachusetts Democrats will help draft the Democratic
Party's national platform. Retiring U.S. Rep. Barney Frank will be a member of the platform drafting committee.
Gov. Deval Patrick will be an ex-officio member. The Democratic National Committee and Obama for America announced the
committee on Thursday [7/12/2012].
The "People United" Go Down In
Flames. The public sector unions are critical to what remains of the American left. The power of the public
service unions in Democratic politics pulls the entire party to the left and gives ideas that are important to the left an access to
power that they would otherwise lack. But more important than that, they provide a kind of center to a movement that otherwise
threatens to fragment into antagonistic cliques. The New Left of the 1960s and 1970s rapidly devolved into different factions.
There are environmentalists, civil rights and Black activists, poverty activists, feminists, intellectuals in the academy and the arts,
gay rights advocates and many other groups whose agendas often don't overlap and sometimes conflict. Two big things unite them:
a general sense of being on the same side in opposition to the economic and social right, and the belief in a strong, well-funded state.
The Speed of Progressivism. [Scroll down] Progressivism is
chaos. It is a force that is constantly destroying old things to make way for new things and with so much destruction, it can't be expected
to tell the new old things and the old new things apart. Progressivism is a contrary talker, a teenager who knows everything, it doesn't know
a whole lot, but it knows that everything you know is wrong.
Liberal Bigotry. American progressives hold
these truths to be self-evident:
• All cultures and religions are equally meritorious (except for Christianity)
• There is no objective truth (until and unless progressives declare the truth)
• You cannot legislate morality (Therefore, everything is "moral" — except Christian morality)
• Progressives celebrate diversity and are tolerant, inclusive, and accepting of all fellow humans
(except conservative, white and Christian people)
• Progressives are intelligent, thoughtful, reality-based, and benevolent
Obama's Share-The-Wealth Mantra Is A
Threat To Freedom. In Obama's view, wealth is mere money that the government must step in to share since we won't. But in reality, wealth is
always shared. There is no wealth created in a vacuum, because it all comes from capital. In places where wealth creation is forbidden, such as
Venezuela, the country's natural oil wealth has done nothing to enrich its citizens.
platform group backs gay marriage. The national Democratic Party's platform committee endorsed gay marriage Saturday
[8/11/2012] for the first time and called for the repeal of a federal law that recognizes marriage as between a man and a woman.
The Ignorant, the Pets, and the
Dead: That's the Plan. Obama, it seems, can count on newly swollen armies of bureaucrats; the vast majority of black voters;
frightened people who perceive themselves principally as clients and beneficiaries of government; crony capitalists; sleazy investment
advisers who cross their fingers for more quantitative easing to keep the game going; non-married women; ObamaCare bitter-enders;
distributive, social, and environmental justice-hustlers and their marks; Prius and Volt owners; public-employee union bosses; and
anybody with whom Anna Wintour would not mind breaking arugula...
George Orwell, Call Your Office.
The Atlantic has an article this month with the title "Americans Want to Live in a Much More Equal Country (They Just Don't Realize
It)." I am always curious when intellectuals announce that the people (who in the American constitutional system serve as the
sovereign power) don't know what's good for them or don't even know what they want. Implicit in all of these revelations, of
course, is the firmest, if never directly expressed, belief of the Left: That the average person is too stupid to run his own
life, let alone make public policy decisions. Those few, those happy few, that band of liberal intellectuals, must do that for them.
Obama's Calculated Deception. The
Obama campaign is trailblazing new realms of dishonesty in the history of American politics, bringing to America for the first time
Soviet-style propaganda that flies in the direct face of reality, buttressed by dishonest, party-controlled media operations.
Moreover, it is a classically abusive Saul Alinsky trick to accuse your opponent of planning to do exactly what you have done, as
Obama does in continually accusing Romney of proposing to raise taxes on the middle class. Only an idiot can fail to see that
the entire Democrat party's spending plans require sweeping tax increases on the middle class.
Schumer Seeks Ban on High Cap Mags and Assault Weapons Next Week. The Cybersecurity Act, which the Senate will vote on next
week, will not only contain measures for cyber security but also quite a bit of gun control, if a coalition of Democrats led by Sen. Chuck
Schumer (D-NY) get their way.
Dems Push Gun Control. Whenever a major crime
takes place, liberals cannot help but politicize it. George Zimmerman's killing of Trayvon Martin became an excuse for liberals to push
against "Stand Your Ground" laws and, for some odd reason, voter ID. Jared Loughner's shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) turned into
an excuse for the left to attack the "political tone" of the country in general and Sarah Palin in particular, despite the fact that Loughner was a
leftist and an insane person. Now, in the aftermath of James Holmes' horrifying massacre of moviegoers in Aurora, Colorado, Democrats are
pushing for gun control. This despite the fact that the theater in question was reportedly a gun-free zone.
Obama's copper curtain. President Obama wants this
election to be a debate about outsourcing. [...] If the president understood anything about outsourcing, he probably would run from it as if it were
the plague, or worse. That is simply because the policies of the modern Democratic Party — in particular, those that the president
champions — are at the heart of the outsourcing problem.
Of Marx and Men. Election 2012 is shaping up to be
the most clearly defined clash of political ideologies since FDR's New Deal. The heart of the matter is the long-overdue
awakening of a slumbering majority of constitutional traditionalists. This awakening has been triggered by a surge of
authoritarian socialism, or more accurately, cultural Marxism advocated by a radical Obama administration to fashion a "fundamentally
transformed" America. If the 2008 election was about dumping free-market capitalism and America's constitutional liberties for
a nascent Marxist police state, probably not too many people understood the issue. The 2012 election will be about ratifying or
rescinding that choice, hopefully, without ambiguity. What's at stake is the preservation of America's unique ethos of creative
individual liberty or a continuation of our accelerating descent into a coercive statist regime derivative of Marx.
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. I'm willing to bet that "Animal Farm" and "1984" are no longer recommended
reading in today's high schools. Big Brother is only a TV reality show to many of the young today who regard socialism and big
government as a good thing because that's how the mainstream media presents it. If this country is to survive the disastrous
results of socialist experiments in government, we need to educate our citizenry on what socialism actually is which is neither benign
nor without hazard.
Pandering to His Base. The usual
strategy for presidential candidates is to appeal to the political center in hopes of broadening their support. President Obama
isn't doing that. He is tilting sharply to the left on issue after issue: immigration, religious liberty, welfare, gay
marriage, the environment, race, the role of government. Why? The simplest answer is that his bid for reelection is in
trouble, and he's going where he has the best chance of finding friendly faces.
The Truth Behind President
Obama's Attack on Success. [Scroll down] Yes, the President was wrong, [...] but he was also boring. What he
said is what progressives have said for more than a century. It wasn't true in Soviet Russia, in Nazi Germany, in fascist Italy,
in poor and oppressed Cuba, or in starving and shivering North Korea. It has not been true anywhere nor at any time. Free
markets bring innovation, health, and prosperity for any who will work hard enough to get it. Collectivism brings
stultification, sickness, and desperate want for everyone.
The Professor, the Ballerina, and the
Public Enemy. Not since the Copperhead Democrats tried to appease the South and derail the Lincoln presidency have the Democrats
been such an explicitly anti-American party. The relatively moderate party of JFK and Hubert Humphrey was hijacked in the streets of Saul
Alinsky's Chicago in 1968 and at the Miami Beach convention of 1972, which nominated George McGovern, and was transformed into a radical group
that can no longer contain its animus against our country, our history, and our Constitution.
How Statists Are Getting Away with It.
It's an awesome strategy. It's about 80 years old now, and working like a charm.
Communists appear to be right at home in the Democrat party.
CPUSA Says Re-electing Obama is "Absolutely Essential".
A writer for the Communist Party USA says that "...re-electing Obama is absolutely essential," and warns that "divisions among Democrats and a
potential wave of bad economic news can combine to threaten President Obama's reelection." [...] Since 1988, the CPUSA has not run its own
candidates for president and vice-president, preferring instead to work through the Democratic Party. Its support for Obama in 2008 and
again this year has been open and outspoken.
Black pastors target Obama. A large
coalition of African-American pastors, snubbed by President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder in their demand for a meeting to
discuss same-sex marriage, are calling on blacks to boycott the president and sign a petition demanding that the administration withdraw
support for gay marriage. "By embracing gay marriage, President Obama is leading the country down an immoral path," said Rev.
William Owens, president of the 1,300-member Coalition of African-American Pastors. "Some things are bigger than the next
The Editor says...
I've got news for you, Reverend Owens. The next Democrat nominee for President won't be any better than Barack Obama.
You should consider switching to the Republican Party if you believe the Democrats are headed down an immoral path. And they
are. And you said so. So what are you waiting for?
The Mandate Represents What's Wrong With
Democrats. The individual mandate is the apotheosis of the modern Democratic party's way of doing business. In particular,
it is the quintessential example of how, hiding behind a smokescreen of egalitarian rhetoric, the party has become deeply, perhaps hopelessly,
anti-republican, happy to dole out favors to privileged groups while the rest of the country is left with nothing.
Democrats Next to Move to Unionize Obamacare Doctors. In another sign
that our healthcare industry is soon to be just another arm of the Democrat Party, Chicago are Democrat Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky thinks it's a great
idea if doctors unionize. This will completely end any chance that doctors will care about patients. They will instead become just another
uncaring, slipshod union hack that won't much care about the excellence of his work because he's protected by union rules. Patients will no
Controlled Senate Votes to Keep Costly EPA Restrictions. The U.S. Senate yesterday [6/20/2012] voted to keep costly EPA mercury
restrictions on power plants. The Senate voted largely along party lines, with just a few Senators from each party bucking their party
leadership. The EPA restrictions are so severe as to effectively ban the future construction of coal-fired power plants. Coal
powers nearly half the nation's electricity and is substantially less expensive than alternative power sources, so the EPA restrictions will
necessarily cause steep increases in energy prices that will act as a punitive economic tax without generating any tax revenues.
The Mind of a Marxist. Marxists like Obama
and Harry Reid can't connect dots that the overwhelming majority of the bureaucratic tyranny they call government is a cancer on the economy.
They are an impediment to prosperity and until we figure this out, we will never (and I do mean never) restore the kind of prosperity that only
free market capitalism can produce. Government, for the most part, produces nothing and every dollar transferred to them from the productive
sector is a dollar that is tragically wasted, unable to be invested, saved, spent, or used to hire people to grow their businesses.
Legislating self-control. Too often,
Americans are willing to cede control over their lives to politicians. If the government can force us to use mercury-filled light bulbs,
ban smoking in bars, outlaw plastic bags in grocery stores and even prohibit Happy Meals at McDonald's, it should come as no surprise that
something as innocuous as a carbonated drink would be next on the list. Feel-good proposals of this sort are evaluated according to the
intentions of their proponents, not their likely result. The public tends to give it a pass because it's a matter of health and safety.
Such busybody ventures never achieve their stated goals.
Government as God is Liberalism's Idea — Stolen From Ancient Pagan
World. Of the central core of ideas from socialism and Marxism, none is more important than erecting a government to operate as a
kind of default god. While this could seem an accidental effect of Marxism's war against religion, a better informed explanation exists.
This reveals the real purpose of leftism as one of waging war against, and trying to murder God, Himself. After God is removed from the
scene, imposition of a humanistic cult allows mankind to pursue all his desires unfettered. More importantly — it erases the
history of man's sins against God.
Watch out: Democrats
are trying to implement Obamacare at the state level. If you think the Supreme Court's upcoming verdict on Obamacare will be the
final word, you're in for a surprise. Here in Delaware, the Democrats who control the state legislature and governor's mansion have just
floated a bill to mandate single-payer health care in the state. If your state government is controlled by the Democratic Party, brace
yourself. It's clear Democrats have decided that if Obamacare doesn't survive a federal court test, they'll battle it out state by state.
Liberal and Incompetent.
[Scroll down] The liberalism part is widely understood and easily documented. After running a clever campaign in 2008 where
he positioned himself as a centrist, President Obama has been the most liberal president since Jimmy Carter. He
jammed through a government takeover of health care that has never enjoyed the support of a majority of Americans, not
on even one single day. It is bad policy and it is unpopular and he jammed it through anyway. It cost the
Democrats control of the House, but President Obama considers that a small price to pay. This Administration
lurches America every day toward a model of government that is patterned after European style socialist policies.
It's the public sector "doing fine". After
recently letting it slip that he believes the private sector in the United States is "doing fine," many looked to President Barack Obama's economic
speech Thursday in Cleveland, Ohio, as a potential defining moment of his reelection effort and, perhaps, as an opportunity to negate some of the
backlash resulting from his "doing fine" remark. Yet, in a swing state as important as Ohio and at a critical juncture in his campaign,
President Obama failed to break new ground or outline an agenda for economic growth. Instead he offered up the same tired approach that he has
employed throughout his presidency: more government spending.
gather as today's expanded [homosexual] Pride Parade kicks off. Crowds gathered along the newly re-routed path of the annual
Chicago Pride Parade as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn were at the front of the parade as it began its march from the
Obama hosts LGBT Pride reception, vows
to be 'advocate'. President Barack Obama promised a roomful of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) activists on Friday [6/15/2012]
that he would be their "fellow advocate" as long as he is in the White House.
"Everybody knows that government creates jobs". Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), who last year tied Socialist Bernie Sanders
for the title of the Senate's most liberal, has always voted in a manner that suggests that more government is the answer to every problem.
Hope ... And Climate Change. 'Obama has an ambitious second-term agenda," wrote Ryan Lizza in this week's New Yorker.
"The President has said that the most important policy he could address in his second term is climate change," supposedly to "improve the
world." So forget about the abysmal jobless numbers above 8% for over three years, or the $15 trillion deficit that threatens to
turn the U.S. into Greece. No, amid those very real calamities, climate change is more important. If this isn't a sign of a
president out of touch with reality, what is?
Socialist or Fascist? What socialism, fascism,
and other ideologies of the left have in common is an assumption that some very wise people — like themselves — need
to take decisions out of the hands of lesser people, like the rest of us, and impose those decisions by government fiat. The left's
vision is not only a vision of the world, but also a vision of themselves, as superior beings pursuing superior ends.
Obama Proclaims June "Gay Pride Month". Every year he has been in office President Obama has made it a point to cozy
up to America's tiny homosexual activist minority by officially recognizing June as "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride
Month." This year, of course, was no exception. Having just come out officially in favor of legalizing same-sex "marriage,"
the President followed up on June 1 by issuing this year's proclamation setting aside the entire month to commemorate the valuable
contributions that gays, lesbians, transvestites, and an odds-and-ends assortment of sexually- and gender-confused individuals have
made to American society.
Obama Forced a Change Nobody
Wanted. Barack Hussein Obama promised to transform America with an ill-defined message of change during his 2008
campaign. As Americans discovered what that change involved, they began to reject it. It was a change to the Left, to
liberalism, to socialism. The first sign of rejection was the 2010 election when voters returned power in the House of
Representatives to Republicans. Since the 2006 midterm elections that gave the Democratic Party a sweeping victory and
elevated Nancy Pelosi as the first woman to become Speaker of the House, Americans have had an opportunity to experience the
liberal agenda and they don't like it.
Dems Can't Make it Without
Government Worker Unions. The Wall Street Journal today reports that the American Federation of State, County and Municipal
Employees, the largest part of the AFL-CIO, has been shedding members even faster than overall public-sector job losses. A
50,000-member drop from March 2011 to February 2010 may not sound like a big deal for an organization that boasts 1.37 million
members and is surpassed in size only by the Service Employees International Union, which represents service workers, such as busboys
and hospital orderlies, as well as government workers.
Party Loyalty and the Future of
America. Does loyalty to a political party trump the well-being of a nation? That question now confronts many
Democratic Party activists, financial contributors, and elected politicians, particularly because Barack Obama has no loyalty
to the party he leads. In 2008, the Party went on a blind date with someone they did not know and made no effort to
investigate. [...] Barack Obama has made clear by his disdain for elected Democrats everywhere that his is a dictatorial and
Obama hails LGBT
Pride Month. [Quoting from Barack Obama's proclamation:] From generation to generation, ordinary Americans have led a proud and
inexorable march toward freedom, fairness, and full equality under the law — not just for some, but for all. [...] The lesbian,
gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community has written a proud chapter in this fundamentally American story.
Progressives Without Progress. On the economy,
it is hard to think of policies that have done more harm to the future of the United States than those that have come out of left field.
Every day more and more debt is put on the shoulders of future Americans at a record pace. Of course, Democrats argue that this is all
done in order to save the economy and get us out of the economic crisis. If government spending was the clear solution there wouldn't be
any economic problems in Europe.
Gay Marriage: The Hidden Agenda. It is the
iron law of "progressive" movements that having achieved their goals, they refuse to fade away. Rather than disbanding upon completion of
their mission, these movements, now fully institutionalized, keep chugging along, and the farther they go, the more they resemble their sworn
enemies, the rationale for their existence.
tactics to lie, smear. Same-sex marriage has replaced abortion as the biggest hot potato on the list of social issues,
and the President of the United States has ensured that it will be front and center to divide America right down to Election Day.
Toward that end, hardcore liberals are in the process of smearing and destroying everyone who believes that traditional marriage is
Barack Obama's 15 Minutes of Fame. The
Obama re-election campaign is attempting to hold together a fragile coalition of minorities almost solely on the strength of Obama's now endangered
celebrity status. [...] They include the following: radical environmentalists; those heavily dependent on the federal government for their
subsistence; illegal immigrants who favor continuing the administration's policies of providing sanctuary and funding for those here illegally;
women bent on convincing other women that being a woman consists precisely of not doing those things that women have traditionally done to maintain
and define their families; the rapidly shrinking number of union members; and gender-based minorities.
Why Wright Matters: Obama's on a Mission from God.
[Scroll down] What motivates Obama is so simple to explain, if only a free media would bother to expose it. Cockamamie, but simple. Obama believes he is
on a mission from God to upend our oppressive free-market system and replace it with mystic utopian "fairness" as yet to be determined by enlightened ruling-class elites
pressures university to allow 38-year old man access to women's restrooms. Watch out, you ladies at the University
of Arkansas at Fort Smith: Those feet under the stall next to you might just belong to a 38-year-old man. Despite
opposition from female students, UAFS has decided on "advice of counsel" to allow a 38-year-old anatomically-male, transgendered
student access to the women's bathrooms on campus. According to a report from the conservative Campus Reform, the university
decided to reverse its transgender policy after receiving a letter from the Department of Justice.
Never Call Socialism by Its Right
Name. Allen West was the latest to get his knuckles rapped for saying there were "about 78 to 81" members of the
Democratic Party who are members of the Communist Party. His crime, like McCarthy's, was in raising an uncomfortable
subject. We may never know who is or isn't a communist, socialist, Marxist, Stalinist or Leninist in Congress, since
all socialists work by deception, define words with obscurities, and refuse to identify themselves, with exceptions like
Dohrn and Van Jones. Even in the heyday of communism, the most influential of its comrades were never "card carrying
members" and lying was a way of life, which included obligatory perjury. But regardless of their nuances, deception
is an integral part of their political ideology.
Any Other Name, Is Still Socialism. Isn't there something conspicuously familiar about Hollande's proposed
initiatives? Doesn't his plan to "soak the rich" in France sound like that of Barack Obama? Our president has
vilified corporations, alleging that they do not pay their fair share for the collective good, and has suggested that
million-dollar-earners be taxed more heavily to finance his platform of "social justice." He has waged his own war
against the world of finance, hailed as "the biggest shake-up of the financial industry since the reforms following the
Great Depression." And setting wage prices, increasing federal spending on education, and expanding entitlements of
all forms are staple ambitions of the Democratic Party as a whole.
Propaganda that was supposed to target foreigners could now be aimed at Americans, reversing a longstanding policy.
Congressmen Seek To Lift Propaganda Ban. The new law would give
sweeping powers to the State Department and Pentagon to push television, radio, newspaper, and social media onto the U.S. public. "It removes the protection for
Americans," says a Pentagon official who is concerned about the law. "It removes oversight from the people who want to put out this information. There are
no checks and balances. No one knows if the information is accurate, partially accurate, or entirely false." According to this official, "senior public
affairs" officers within the Department of Defense want to "get rid" of Smith-Mundt and other restrictions because it prevents information activities designed to
prop up unpopular policies — like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Apparently We're Too Stupid To Run Our Own
Lives. It's incredible that so many learned and educated journalists are unable to view socialism as less harmful than communism.
The USSR stood for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Nazis were members of the National Socialist German Workers Party. Those
immigrants who have lived under these systems invariably become arch conservatives. The liberals still believe that once we get rid of our
capitalistic, free enterprise, democratic (small d) government and empower the state with more intelligent leaders, it will be better for the
nation. That's why we get the ignorant media articles proclaiming the brilliance of President Barack Obama. He's too brainy for us
and we're too stupid to appreciate how his policies will be best for us.
Alias Marx and Alinsky. Calling socialists liberals is as deceptive as
calling goose gizzards foie gras. It fools no one but the epistemologically blinkered. The term liberal allows liberals to pose as
concerned, generous and forward-thinking individuals and to act under what was once an honorable term for anyone who advocated or endorsed liberty. And as
any well-read American knows, liberals do not advocate liberty. Quite the opposite. The subject here is the devolution of the term
liberal, not its evolution. Even out-and-out communists are called liberals. President Barack Obama is called a "liberal." The
late Senator Ted Kennedy was called a "liberal." Barney Frank is a liberal. Obama's cabinet is largely staffed by liberals (unless outed, as
self-confessed communist Van Jones was). Communism and socialism still carry a bad reputation, so everyone, including the Main Stream Media, and even
well-intentioned pundits and commentators friendly to liberty, use the term liberal.
Barack Obama in the Twelve-Step Program.
[Scroll down] This is the kind of "change" an antiestablishment, anti-American liberal secretly hopes for: to bring our longtime successful
nation, powered by personal responsibility, to its knees so it can be blown up once and for all. And from the ashes will rise a new, progressive,
pluralistic utopia, where perpetual motion machines, manufactured by green government agencies, are possible. Where automobiles run on algae and
everything is free for the taking. Or so goes the socialist's Grand Delusion.
Follow the Money: One in Six Top Obama
Bundlers Identify as Gay. Heeding the journalistic adage to "follow the money," the Washington Post has found that every one out of
six of President Obama's top fundraising "bundlers" who have hauled in $500,000 or more publicly identify themselves as gay.
A Manifesto on the "Manifesto". In another illuminating section [of
the Communist Manifesto] (page 75), Marx interrupted his meandering sophistries with a 10-point program of specific policy recommendations. I'm
not going to shy from stating the obvious: Marx's list is chillingly similar — in some respects, certainly not all —
to what the American left has pushed for decades, from progressive income taxes, to inheritance taxes, to centralization and nationalization. Here
they are, in direct quotation:
1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all right of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of all property of emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal obligation of all to work....
9. ... gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equitable distribution of the population over the country.
10. Free education for all children in public schools....
That's what the Communist Manifesto really says, and, worse, desired for not one country but the whole world (page 91). It's a prescription for
despotism, as Marx himself conceded, prefacing his 10 points: "Of course, in the beginning, this cannot be effected except by means of despotic
inroads." Marxism wasn't hijacked by despots; Marxism demanded despots.
Big Enviro Push Coming to End All Coal, Oil, Gas Subsidies.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) will announce legislation today to end every last subsidy for oil, coal and natural gas production.
"The measure would do away with tax breaks, financial assistance, royalty relief, direct federal research and development and many loopholes that benefit the fossil
fuel industry," Sanders' office said.
President Obama, in Six Days, Decided to Come Out for Gay Marriage. Vice President Biden torpedoed the White House plan to
endorse gay marriage before the Democratic convention.
Another Gutsy Call! This now puts Barack
Obama in the same reviled category as the Hollywood elite, the New York Times editorial page, the American professoriat, his Wall
Street fundraising bundlers, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, readers of the Nation, the cast and crew
of The Daily Show, and the majority of residents on New York's Upper West Side. And lest we forget: He now risks the
wrath of zealots, extremists, partisans, and ideologues.
Gay for Pay. President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage less
than 48 hours after the Washington Post reported that prominent political donors were threatening to withhold donations over
the president's position on gay rights.
Obama's calculated gamble on gay marriage. President Obama's decision to express support for gay marriage in an interview with
ABC's Robin Roberts is a decision that comes with real political risk.
Oceguera makes case for ... Heck.
The inescapable conclusion after congressional candidate John Oceguera's performance on television this week is either he believes in
nothing or is scared of everything. Or both. Either way, if there are any Democrats who can defend his spectacularly
evasive and all-too-revealing appearances on "Face to Face" and "The Agenda," they should be ashamed of themselves.
Michelle influenced gay marriage decision. First Lady Michelle Obama contributed to the president making his long-delayed
declaration of support for gay marriage, which he positioned as an outgrowth of his Christian faith. "I think same sex couples
should be able to get married," Obama told ABC today. He explained that his wife, Michelle Obama, influenced his thinking on the
Obama's same-sex evolution.
Adopting an evolving position is a classic political dodge, allowing Mr. Obama to claim to be sympathetic to the concerns of homosexual
activists while not offending traditionalists. His stance is calculated to grab centrists whose votes he needs in November.
It gives him wiggle room with leftists who are curious why he won't be more explicit. But when Mr. Obama says he is evolving, he
does so with a wink. His liberal supporters know where he really stands.
The Left's National Vote Fraud Strategy Exposed.
The Left seeks fundamental structural change to our entire form of government. In keeping with their amoral, means-justifies-ends philosophy, they will
register any voters, dead or alive, legal or illegal, who will then vote as many times as possible, in order to establish a "permanent progressive majority."
As two New York Democrats recently caught in a vote fraud scandal told police, "voter fraud is an accepted way of winning elections..."
The Patriot's Handbook: a Practical Guide for all
Activists. The events of the Obama administration's first two years have brought this crisis into sharp focus. Never in recent memory
have any President and Congress attempted to move so far, so fast to radically transform our country. They have sought to impose vast new regulatory
regimes against our will, and engaged in a budget busting spending spree — robbing a flagging economy of much-needed resources and raising the
specter of rampant inflation. And while threatening economic stability at home, the administration pursues a foreign policy of indulging our enemies
and undermining national defense. But this radical leftist administration and Democrat-controlled Congress are only a symptom of a larger systemic
problem. The radical Left represents an indescribably destructive system of thinking and philosophy of government that has gradually been "mainstreamed"
over the past century. It infests our grade schools and college campuses. It pervades the thinking of most among our media elite, the political
class and even the church. It must be expunged from our national psyche if we are ever to rescue ourselves from this crisis.
Missing: $400 purse holding $800 cash, plus food stamp cards.
It bears repeating, as both a critique and a warning of things to come, that the great project of the American Left involves teaching the
middle class to think of itself as "poor." That way, they'll vote themselves into servitude.
say it: The Democrats are the problem. "The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics," they wrote.
"It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive
of the legitimacy of its political opposition." But just take a look at the number one issue facing America domestically:
our looming entitlement crisis. If we don't radically change our entitlement programs and put them on a sustainable course, our
country is in deep, catastrophic trouble. We face in the neighborhood of $100 trillion in unfunded liabilities.
That's trillion with a "t."
The Two Lefts. It is impossible to understand politics
in the world today without grasping the fundamental fact that there exist two different lefts. I propose that the two be referred to by
everyone as the Stupid Left and the Satanic Left. The two are very different, although they work together. People who are part
of the first are simply stupid people. People who are part of the second may in fact be quite shrewd, but are evil and nefarious.
There is no third type of leftist.
Celebrating our "Warrior President".
Not only the Democratic Party, but also its progressive faction, is wildly enamored of "one of the most militarily aggressive
American leaders in decades." That's quite revealing on multiple levels. Bergen does note that irony: he
recalls that Obama used his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech to defend the justifications for war and points out: "if
those on the left were listening, they didn't seem to care."
From the Welfare State to the Totalitarian State? Thanks to the voters who put Obama in the White House and
Democrats in charge of Congress in 2008 the hard-line left has been able to determine the course of America over the past
3.5 years. In the 2010 election a majority of voters issued a restraining order on the runaway leftists who
thought they were invincible after 2008. But so long as we have a radical in the White House and a Democrat Senate
majority that gives the president a pass on every decisive power grab he wants, we are going to continue down the path that
the hard-line left staked out in '08. That path goes straight into the murky backwoods of big-government Europe.
Obama's Nakba. [Scroll down] Obama is
historic — not because he is our first black president, but because he is the first president who believes in a
war ideology. Abraham Lincoln did not believe in war, and neither did George Washington or FDR. Normal Americans
don't, but Obama believes in class warfare, racial warfare, ideological warfare, religious warfare. This is Jerry Wright
and Louis Farrakhan thinking. How could it not be? When you spend 20 years learning at the feet of Jerry
Wright, you can't think outside of that box.
How to Keep the Poor Poor.
Media personality Tavis Smiley and Princeton philosophy professor Cornell West have just published their latest contribution to
American poverty propaganda, "The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto." [...] Smiley and West's message is simple.
America today consists of a few powerful, rapacious rich people and a lot of unfortunate, exploited poor people. The rich are
rich because they are lucky. The poor are poor because they are unlucky. And the only way to solve the problem is
activist government to manage the American economy and redistribute wealth.
five cliches that liberals use to avoid real arguments. [#3] 'The living Constitution'[:] It is dogma among liberals
that sophisticated people understand that the Constitution is a "living, breathing document." The idea was largely introduced into the
political bloodstream by Woodrow Wilson and his allies, who were desperate to be free of the constraints of the founders' vision. Wilson
explained that he preferred an evolving, "organic," "Darwinian" Constitution that empowered progressives to breathe whatever meaning they wished
into it. It is a wildly ideological view of the nature of our political system.
First Lady Hails
Free-Contraception Mandate. First Lady Michelle Obama boasted at a campaign event in Omaha, Neb. on Tuesday [4/24/2012]
that "we made history" when the president's health care proposal was enacted and the administration issued a regulation mandating
that insurance companies provide women with free contraceptives.
Nothing to Offer But Fear Itself. The Senate hasn't produced a budget since 2009 and refuses to this year, which
means that once again the red-ink hemorrhaging federal government will be operating without any spending guidelines.
Obama's budget plan was so ludicrous that not one House Democrat would vote for it. The Democrats' refusal to govern
hardly ends here.
Democrat: We Can Save the Postal Service with Wind Farms? Is Sen. Tom Carper's (D-DE) argument even logical?
Taking a scythe to the Bill of Rights.
Controversies can be wonderfully clarified when people follow the logic of illogical premises to perverse conclusions. [...] Now comes Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.)
with a comparable contribution to another debate, the one concerning government regulation of political speech. Joined by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
(D-Calif.), 26 other Democrats and one Republican, he proposes a constitutional amendment to radically contract First Amendment protections. His purpose
is to vastly expand government's power — i.e., the power of incumbent legislators — to write laws regulating, rationing or even proscribing
speech in elections that determine the composition of the legislature and the rest of the government.
Jim McGovern's War on the
Constitution. It is hard to overstate how radical and dangerous the People's Rights Amendment would be. It
would overturn Citizens United, all right — along with much of the freedom Americans have always taken for
granted. All of them would lose their constitutional rights, including freedom of speech and of the press, if US Rep.
Jim McGovern's "People's Rights Amendment" were adopted.
Bob Filner calls for Navy to name ship for Harvey Milk. Rep. Bob Filner (D-San Diego) has called on the Navy to
name a ship after slain gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk, who served as a Navy officer in the early 1950s.
Rep. Admits Party Expects Votes in Exchange for Gov. Handouts. When Democrats are actually honest with the American
people, they usually say things they wish they hadn't. Like the time Michelle Obama told a Wisconsin crowd in 2008 that she
was "really proud of her country ... for the first time in [her] adult life," or when John Kerry (D-Mass.) equated our military with
terrorists, or more recently, when Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-Penn.) admitted that Democrats expect votes in exchange for all the
free stuff that pass out to people via the government dole.
Keep the First Amendment. The phrase "stunning
development" is used far too often in our politics, but here is an item that can be described in no other way: Nancy Pelosi and congressional
Democrats, frustrated by the fact that the Bill of Rights interferes with their desire to muzzle their political opponents, have proposed to repeal the
First Amendment. That is precisely what the so-called People's Rights Amendment would do.
Obsession. If it were learned that the car driven by the average American is 10 times
more likely to burst into flames than the car driven by the richest 1%, what should the policy response be?
Should it be to mandate that cars driven by the rich burst into flames more often? Income inequality is a
strange obsession, at least to the extent the obsessives focus their policy responses on trying to adjust the
condition of the top 1% rather than improving the opportunities of everyone else.
U.S. Fiscal Situation 'Unsustainable' — But We Can't 'Just Cut Things'. Treasury Secretary
Timothy Geithner said that the U.S. government's long-term fiscal commitments are "unsustainable," but that they
should not be the country's top priority, because the government still needs to "do things." "Our fiscal
commitments are unsustainable over the long run, but we cannot put our long-run fiscal challenges above all others,"
Geithner told the Economic Club of Chicago on Wednesday [4/4/2012]. "We have to be willing to do things, not
just cut things."
Caucus Budget Proposes $2.9 Trillion Spending Hike. [Quoting Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.):] "This
budget responds to what the people want, what the economy requires and what the Progressive Caucus believes in.
I look forward to a national discussion about what's in this plan, and I'm excited to stand behind it."
budget would raise taxes to an all-time high. If you want to know why House Democrats lost 63 seats in the
2010 elections — the largest political defeat since 1938 — look no further than the budget put forward
this week by the 83-member Congressional Progressive Caucus. Perhaps unsatisfied with the title they used last year —
"The People's Budget" — the CPC calls this one the "Budget for All." It raises taxes to levels never seen
before — not even during World War II — guts defense spending and splurges on a number of liberal priorities.
Obama, his 'evolving' stance on gay marriage, and the 2012 campaign. Interviews with gay rights advocates and
people close to Obama's campaign suggest it is no longer a matter of if, but when the President publicly voices his support.
Want To Create A Global Minimum Tax". "We want to create (what's called) a global minimum tax, because American
taxpayers shouldn't be providing a larger subsidy for investing abroad than investing at home," Biden said at a campaign
Dems propose raising taxes by 40%, including on middle class. A new budget proposal from
liberal House Democrats suggests what Obama's "dream agenda" might be. And if Rep. Paul Ryan's budget
plan is the "Path to Prosperity," the Congressional Progressive Caucus has offered the "Road to Ruin."
Policy. Americans remember that [President Obama's] team boasted about wanting higher energy costs in 2008,
when Obama was still basking in hope-and-change adulation. Energy Secretary-designate Steven Chu, who doesn't own a car,
pontificated about wanting higher American gasoline prices, hoping they would somehow reach European levels. Candidate
Obama breezily warned of skyrocketing energy prices — the necessary cost of his planned cap-and-trade,
anti-global-warming legislation. Senator Ken Salazar of Colorado, who was soon to become interior secretary,
bragged that even if gas reached $10 a gallon, he would not vote to open up new federal offshore oil leases.
We're Not 'Promoting Sterilization' of College Girls, We're Just Making It Free. Rep. Jan Schakowsky
(D.-Ill.), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee which has oversight over the Affordable Care Act (AKA
"Obamacare"), said Monday that a new Obamacare regulation announced on Friday afternoon [3/16/2012] that requires all student
health insurance plans to offer college women free sterilizations does not mean the government is "promoting sterilization."
5 Reasons Socialism
Is Inferior To Capitalism. If you have an open mind, a good grasp on human nature and economics, and a passing knowledge
of world history, there's absolutely no question that capitalism is superior to socialism. Unfortunately, this lesson has been
lost on a lot of people because our school systems have become so mediocre, there are no pure capitalist and socialist systems, and
there are a lot of people who promote socialism for reasons that have nothing to do with economics.
Obama & the corruption of the American Left. Defending a corporate welfare agency. Attacking the
critics of intrusive federal anti-terrorism measures. Giving a President the benefit of the doubt regarding the
jailing of journalists critical of U.S. foreign policy. Ignoring multiple, deadly, ongoing, unauthorized wars.
Celebrating military victory over a weak country as if creates moral legitimacy. Keeping Guantanamo Bay open.
What has happened to the American Left? Barack Obama happened, that's what.
Lies. President Obama is spewing lies and distortions on America's energy capabilities, and attempting to
paint political opponents as medieval. The president's agenda is anti-American and anti-progress. It's
driven by a statist ideology. Frankly, the country's not likely to expand domestic supply and reduce foreign
dependence while the Democrats are in power.
Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.
The Left's Long-Time War on Women.
It should be shocking, by the conventional narrative, that the White House of a "liberal" president would be a hostile
work environment for women, but it is not at all a surprise to anyone familiar with the history of the Democrats and the
Left, going back at least to the 1960s, when a prominent Democrat politician got a pass from the media for abandoning a
young woman (possibly pregnant by him) to drown in his car.
Oust Obama. Defense Secretary
Leon E. Panetta recently gave congressional testimony saying that the United States no longer needs the approval
or consent of Congress before launching a major military offensive. In particular, Mr. Panetta — to
the amazement of Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican — argued that the administration needs only
"international permission" to engage in war. In other words, Mr. Panetta stressed that international
approval from the United Nations or NATO trumps the sovereign authority of Congress.
White House doormat.
[Scroll down] The latest, and one of the most ominous, examples of Mr. Obama's low regard for the Constitution
came to light in congressional testimony last week by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta. He told
incredulous senators that the United States would only go to war in Syria if it got international permission.
Wherever you come down on the advisability of America engaging militarily in yet another Middle Eastern nation, if
we decide it is in our national interest to do so, it should be up to our elected representatives, not the
United Nations, the Arab League or some other multilateral entity.
War on Christianity. Liberalism is so unrelentingly hostile to Christianity that it's virtually
impossible to be both a devout Christian and a devout liberal at the same time. To be a liberal Christian
means you either have to completely gut your religious beliefs to make them compatible with your political
inclinations or alternately, you have to spend your days cowering with your eyes down while your fellow
liberals demean, smear, and mock everything you should hold dear.
Finally Goes for the First Amendment. The short-sighted may see Mr. Obama's 1st Amendment challenge
as a botch politically, an election year goof that's going to cost Democrats in November. That may well be,
but that estimate fails to appreciate that the president and the left aren't about one election; they're about
radically altering the nation — its morality, society, culture, and adherence to faith. That's a
long-term project, with its beginnings in the early 20th century.
Dying to be Green. Americans
complaining about high gas and oil prices can buckle up because what is happening in Europe is only a taste of
what is coming this way. Last year UK petrol prices hit 6 pounds per gallon. That's nearly
10 dollars, though for the imperial gallon, which is greater than the US gallon. If you think it
costs a lot to fill up a tank now, consider that the UK has a better ratio of production to population than
we do. The high prices aren't an accident; they're part of the green program. The Obama
agenda isn't to make energy prices affordable. It's to make them so horribly impossible to afford
that we'll use less energy.
Is this still America?
Our land of the free is under assault by control freaks, most of whom call themselves "pro-choice" but simply don't
trust you to choose your own light bulbs, salt intake or home thermostat settings. They even want to regulate
how much methane gas your cow can expel.
A Guide to the Liberal
Mind. As a great fan of Jeff Foxworthy, it occurred to me that it might be a good idea to use his
hilarious you-might-be-a-redneck comedy routine in an attempt to characterize the liberal mindset (tweaking
Jeff's formula a bit to convert it from the suppositional to the unconditional). ... [For example,] If you
believe that Obama is an intellectual giant whose IQ is off the charts even though you have no idea what
his IQ actually is, you are a liberal.
Theology: Is It Phony? Liberal politicians rarely cite Bible verses that teach that poverty can be
the fault of the individual, that governments are often arrogant and ungodly, that government's power should be
limited, that God created marriage for one man and one woman, or that God rejects abortion and homosexuality.
You will rarely hear a liberal politician invoke a Bible passage when speaking of the personal morality required
of a free people. Instead, their interpretation of the Bible always seems to require the government to
assume more power — godlike power.
Do Democrats Want to Protect Voter Fraud? As many as 24 million registrations are invalid or contain
significant errors, including almost 3 million who are registered in two or more states and 1.8 million dead people
still listed as active voters. Obviously this is a problem states must fix, and the sooner the better.
House Economic Adviser: 'We Need a Global Minimum Tax'. Gene Sperling, director of the White House's
national economic council, said today [2/13/2012] at an official meeting that "we need a global minimum tax".
don't have shared goals with the Democrats'. "The democrats can't cut spending. Their whole
platform is based on promising more from government," [Senator Jim] DeMint told activists gathered in Washington, D.C.
"Every time we compromise with Democrats, we spend more, we borrow more, we grow government," he said.
The Editor says...
There is no reason to agree with socialist tax-and-spend baby-killing Democrats on any issue. If I were
to run for Congress, my entire platform would consist of voting against whatever the Democrats want to do.
Bigoted Barack, Red in Tooth
and Clause. The essential character of secularism is totalitarian. For all of its chatter
about religion as a "private" matter, for all of its nonsense about the "privacy of the bedroom," nothing under
secularism in the end is actually private. The social engineers of Obamacare will determine the birth control
methods of the unwashed. They will dictate the terms of man's beginning through eugenic abortion and his end
through death panels. And to gratify the bloodlust of bigots, they will leave the stained bill for the
reviled religious to pay.
are the true aggressors in culture wars. They see nothing wrong with imposing their views about
diet, exercise, sex, race and the environment on Americans. What outrages them is resistance, or even
non-compliance with their agenda.
Government demands we keep our Catholic Beliefs
out of their realm yet forces their beliefs into ours.
Separation of Church and
State: Secular progressives are a curious bunch. They will vehemently protest the use of public school
classrooms for after school Bible Study. They will sue to keep high school valedictorians from mentioning The Deity
during graduation addresses. They will ban prayer before sporting events, and suspend children from sports teams who
kneel in thanks after scoring points. These same supposedly non-judgmental secularists will approve of prayer rooms for
Muslim students in public school buildings. I find that odd. Displays of Christianity are to be actively
erased, but religious institutions that have begotten millennia of bloodshed are both coddled and encouraged.
God bless Jan Brewer.
Obama is the ultra-left-wing president who sometimes tries to hoodwink those of us who know better —
that would be those of us who didn't vote for him and never will — into believing that he's some sort
of moderate. Obama is the guy who tries to pretend he's tough on illegal immigration, while chiding us for
having a "broken" immigration system and making it easier for illegal immigrants to become citizens. And
he's also the man who believes the horrendous 1973 Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision is nothing less than
God's 11th commandment.
Obama is trying to make the US a more socialist state. Obama is clearly living the Left-liberal
dream, which still survives in small pockets of American life. He wants to import the democratic socialism
that Europe embraced after the war, which was, for European cultural reasons, imbued with aristocratic paternalism
and Marxist notions of bourgeois guilt. But neither of these things are part of the American historical
experience. The Left-wing intellectuals, including Obama himself, who adopt this language are talking
dangerously uninformed rubbish.
by Denying Access to Energy. It is the crime of the century that America, home to some of the world's
greatest reserves of coal, natural gas and oil, is being deliberately destroyed by the Environmental Protection
Agency and the Department of the Interior as they do everything in their power to restrict access and drive energy
producers out of business. It is common sense that a nation that cannot produce sufficient electricity to
turn on its lights and power its manufacturing sector will be destroyed if current Obama administration
regulations and actions continue.
I Finally Understand
Democrats. In order to believe that Democrats have the answer today, you would have to believe:
• That you can grow the entitlement class beyond the taxpayer class and never
hit critical mass where there is no money left.
• That using the military to oust a murderous thug dictator in 2003 was
criminal, and using the military to oust a murderous thug dictator in 2011 was noble.
• That the best way to grow the wealth of the private sector is to take all the
money out of it.
• That the best way to make us energy independent is to block any effort to
produce more petrocarbons in this country.
• That more unemployment checks create more jobs.
We're Learning about Obamacare isn't Good — Especially for Seniors. The Republican Party isn't perfect
by a long shot and neither are its candidates, but the party is trying to undo the damage done by Obamacare; it's the
party that supports the right to life; and it's the party that is attempting to reduce needless spending and trying to
solve our deficit and debt problems. President Obama and like-minded Democrats in the House and Senate are principally
responsible for creating and exacerbating those problems. Trusting them to solve those problems is ridiculous.
'Ameritopia'. Mark Levin's hard work in researching, organizing and writing his new book,
"Ameritopia," will be a blessing for all who read it. Countless books chronicle the forward march
of the liberal agenda and attempt to deconstruct the fallacies in modern leftist thinking. Many critique
the statist policies the left has imposed on us the past half-century and their disastrous effects on our
culture, our economy and our national security. Few modern books, however, direct our attention to first
principles, perhaps assuming people implicitly understand the philosophical and ideological underpinnings of
conservative thinking, and even fewer truly explore the anatomy of the liberal vision.
Harry Reid's 'Extreme'.
Mr. Reid's call of Tea Party extremism comes most peculiarly, at a time President Obama is under scrutiny for
his illegal appointments of people who could not be approved even by a Democrat controlled Senate. Could
Mr. Reid's call of Tea Party extremism be nothing more than a diversion to Mr. Obama's appointments of people
too extreme even by the standards his own party? Or perhaps is Mr. Reid's extremist rant a diversion from
Mr. Obama's call to increase the debt limit, by yet another $1.5 trillion? Extreme? Let's
take a look; $16.5 trillion in debt vs. a balanced budget. Zealots at the EPA circumventing Congress
by making a law fining companies $6 million for not using a fuel that doesn't exist vs. smaller
government, transparency and accountability.
Behind the multicultural
push is an effort to degrade American culture. Diversity is America's greatest strength,
according to the left and its socialist, Marxist, commie cohorts and co-conspirators running rampant across
the country. If you listen carefully to these America-hating, social-engineering liberals, virtually all
behavior, conduct, morals and beliefs make America stronger.
The Left's Rights Scam.
The left invariably frames its policy pronouncements under the mantle of so-called "rights" that only the government
can guarantee. The implication being that all citizens are entitled and guaranteed, by virtue of living in the
United States, to what is defined as a "right." Much of this current approach by the so-called Progressives
stems from the State of the Union address delivered by Franklin Roosevelt in 1944 in which he laid out what is
commonly referred to as the "Second Bill of Rights." It is a consolidation of socialist thinking begun in
the mid-nineteenth century.
Obamanomics By The Numbers: Every day, the
U.S. government takes in $6 billion and spends $10 billion. This means that every day the federal
government spends $4 billion more dollars than it has. The real unemployment rate is a jaw-dropping
11 percent. Every fifth man you pass on your way to work is now out of work.
Jews, the Communists, and the Democratic Party. The ACLU's activities have been characterized as
anti-God, anti-American, and anti-family, all notable communist goals. Yet the ACLU did what it did in
the name of individual rights. Although the ACLU lobbies Congress and state legislatures, its accomplishments
derive chiefly from judges who share the ACLU's view of the Constitution as a "living document." There
is little if any daylight between them and the Democratic Party and Barack Obama. And they are all
on how to fix Detroit: 'Get rid of every liberal in government'. In an appearance on Fox News Channel
aired on Thursday night's [12/29/2011] "On the Record with Greta Van Sustren," conservative talk show host Rush
Limbaugh explained, in no uncertain terms, how to fix Detroit, where unemployment and poverty are rampant. His
solution: End liberalism. "Get rid of every liberal in government," he said. "What is the one
constant in Detroit, all of these years? Been run by liberals. Liberal ideology. Liberal economics.
Liberal belief system. Detroit, other places: A microcosm of where Europe is, and where we are
headed — unchecked, unstopped liberalism.
Obama's Freeloader Economy.
Whether it is bullying people to buy mercury-filled light bulbs, or bullying Boeing to sign up for more union
labor, or bullying people into government health care, or forcing the American people to pay good money to crony
solar and wind capitalists, or jacking up the price of energy to save the planet, or bullying millionaires and
billionaires into coughing up more taxes, it's the new dance at the predator's ball.
Kind of Immigrants. Of course Obama wants illegal immigration. Illegal immigrants will depend
on the federal government for subsistence, if the federal government offers it. That's the whole purpose
of the Democratic Party in the first place: To create dependents and enhance their own power. But
think about what this means. The Democratic Party, and its standard bearer Obama, can only survive politically
if millions of people depend on them for their livelihood: Their food, their shelter, and what passes for
medical care and education when run by the government.
What Is a Progressive?
When is the last time you heard a liberal describe himself as a "liberal"? It's probably been a long time.
These days, those on the left are more likely to call themselves "progressives."
The Corporate Psychopaths
Among Us. A return to a culture of corporate stability and long term employment would help.
We certainly cannot continue in the direction the Democratic Party is taking us without becoming as broke as
Greece, or the Soviet Union. All tools, including the ballot box, should be used to correct the financial
disaster that threatens.
Americans don't buy Obama's class warfare rhetoric. President Obama believes the greatest threat
facing our country today is income inequality. ... According to a Gallup poll conducted just days before Obama's
speech, only 46 percent of Americans believe it is important that the federal government do something to
reduce the income gap between the rich and poor. ... A closer examination of the numbers shows that income
inequality is little more than a perennial obsession among liberal Democrats like Obama. Just 43 percent
of independents, and only 21 percent of Republicans, say the gap between the rich and poor is an important
issue, whereas 72 percent of Democrats say that it is. Maybe Obama's Osawatomie speech maybe
wasn't written to appeal to most Americans but rather to fire up the Democratic base for his 2012 re-election
Is Liberalism a
Religion? Whether the beliefs are true or false, if people didn't come to their religious convictions
by means of reason, then reason isn't going to convince them to change their minds. This same principle
applies to collectivism and health care. If people didn't come to the false religion of collectivism by
means of reason, you are not going to talk them out of it by means of reason. If you remember this
principle, you will save yourself the agony of many, many pointless conversations.
Our Marxist Wizard of Oz.
This is the man the Democrat party took off the streets of Chicago, then pursuing a career as a Marxist street
agitator, and launched into the White House, favoring him over Hillary Clinton because she was too moderate for
They Mean Well. Really?
The progressive cause has all the trappings of a quasi-religion, and its adherents are every bit as fervent in
their beliefs, every bit as intolerant and hate-filled, as any religious fanatic. Seeing themselves as
the holy warriors of progress, they are absolutely single-minded and ruthless. Conservatives view them
as "our friends across the aisle," as honest, well-meaning opponents. But liberals don't reciprocate.
For them, conservatives are enemies devoid of humanity and deserving only of pitiless destruction. Does
anyone doubt the sincerity of Democrats when they castigate their Republican opponents as Nazis?
The Rich Are Not Conservative.
[Scroll down] Leftists do not want "Hope and Change." They want, instead, glacial immobility.
That is why saving every single species on the planet really matters to leftists, even though species quite
naturally die out all the time. That is why climate change troubles the left so much; climate change,
man-made or not, may actually improve our lives, but any real change terrifies the left. This is also why
the left still spouts Keynesian nonsense fifty years after Keynes died and long after this economic theory was
empirically disproved, and it explains why Obama still seems to idolize that misanthropic quack, Karl Marx,
more than 150 years after his proposed "science."
Muppets and the Indoctrination of America's Children. After an extended interlude, America finally
has another liberal buzz phrase to add to the country's politically correct vernacular: "Food Insecurity."
Food Insecurity is right up there with "man-caused disaster," not to mention the long, ever-growing list of
'ities': neutrality, inequality, inequity, accessibility and ethnocentricity.
Differences between Corporate Greed and Government Greed. There are two recent examples of exploitation
of working people by political elites. Both come from states that have been dominated by Democrats for decades:
California and Illinois. It is important to keep in mind that the longer a political party remains in control,
the more time its political elites have to form strategies and partnerships in corruption. The simple fact
is that while it is easy to state that "both parties are the same," the great majority of big cities in the Midwest
and Northeast have been controlled by Democrats since FDR. And since 85 percent of people live in
cities, Democrats have controlled most of the country's population for the past eighty years.
Organizing the Takers
Against the Makers. The Democrat party is throwing in the towel on economic growth and prosperity,
because even Obama's people recognize they cannot credibly sell themselves as delivering on that. What
they are going to sell in 2012 is taxes and redistribution from those that have more to buy the votes of
those they think will sell their vote for government handouts. That marries perfectly Marxist philosophy
with Chicago political machine politics.
with Sherrod: Union Reform is Unchristian. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) isn't merely the most extreme
Progressive in the U.S. Senate, he's also a religious scholar. Week in and week out, Sherrod preaches the
Gospel of Progressivism: Greater love hath no man than he who gives generously from his neighbor's purse.
For Democrats Class Warfare Trumps Job Creation.
Admitting that their big-spending stimulus failed is the first step to getting to work with Republicans on a jobs
policy that actually produces jobs. But Obama, Reid and Pelosi, with their unconscionable record of incompetence
and corruption in handling the economy over the past five years, refuse.
Spending Wars. The ideas
that federal spending exploded under George W. Bush, that "Bush's wars" account for our spending explosion,
that Reaganism died with Reagan, and that we are on a spending binge that started decades ago are all nonsense.
Our current spending binge is a very recent phenomenon with a very specific starting point: the year Democrats
started writing budgets (or continuing resolutions), compounded by Barack Obama's inauguration.
Approves Bill that Legalizes Sodomy and Bestiality in U.S. Military. The Senate on Thursday evening [12/1/2011]
voted 93-7 to approve a defense authorization bill that includes a provision which not only repeals the military
law on sodomy, it also repeals the military ban on sex with animals — or bestiality.
Race: The Ultimate
Weapon of the Left. If Herman Cain were elected president of the United States, racial politics,
far from waning, would, if anything, gain in intensity — and so would be the case if any other Republican
wins the presidency, or even if Obama is reelected, for that matter. Whatever happens, the hardy perennial
of race politics will survive and thrive. It is utterly unreasonable to expect the left to lay down its
tools and walk away from a claim it has been mining with such spectacular success for so many years.
Do Catholics Keep Funding the Radical Left? Every November, including this one, American
Catholics — who constitute approximately 25% of the U.S. population — are asked to
contribute to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). The Catholic faithful have been told
that their donations will go to fight poverty. Little do most of them realize what their money will
actually fund. CCHD is the brainchild of Saul Alinsky, the "father of community organizing."
Alinsky (1909-1972) had numerous connections in the Catholic community of his native Chicago, some of them
nearly as radical as he was. He helped start CCHD in 1969.
The Democrats Were Not For
Me. [Daniel Patrick] Moynihan was prophetic about the hazards of good intentions and the flaws of
social democracy, in the same way that Orwell had been prophetic about the dark side of Communism. The
specter of sovereign default for Western social democracies today might well be the ghost of Pat Moynihan.
Like old school Communists, the Left created a social Ponzi scheme in America, making promises they cannot possibly
keep. My disillusionment with Democrats in particular, and liberal thought in general, didn't make me a
Republican, but it did make me realize that "progressive" America had somehow become regressive at its best and
suicidal at its worst.
Target Defense and Your Wallet Again. With a debt ceiling deal mandate to find $1.5 trillion
in savings over the next decade, what have the Democrats on the Super Committee proposed? The same old
policies from the Democratic playbook: massive tax hikes and defense cuts.
What Change Looks Like Under Obama.
This was their moment. This was their time. And they've had their chance. The Obama record is one
of almost undiluted failures. And no group of Americans have been hurt more by his failures than the poor, the
weak and defenseless, and those living in the shadows of society.
Nightmare. Detroit, once known as "the great arsenal of democracy," has made headlines of late for
its notorious fall from grace. The "Big Three" automakers are no longer the biggest, falling behind their
overseas rivals, and the Michigan economy lost 450,000 manufacturing jobs over the past 10 years all while
Detroit lost population. And while the Motor City suffers unemployment from a decimated automotive industry,
it suffers crime, high taxes, poor city services, plummeting home values, and a public education system in
shambles with a $327 million budget deficit and a 19 percent dropout rate. Is it any wonder
people are leaving in droves?
Want to See
Pictures From America's Cheapest Zip Code? The distinction of being the absolute cheapest
zip code, well below the median price of $15,000, belongs to a neighborhood located in southern Detroit.
How "cheap" is this neighborhood? Home prices in the 48208 zip code are about $6,388.
Time to Break Apart the United States?
What the liberals have done to Detroit they do most everywhere that they go. The only reason that each
and every liberal enclave has not imploded under the weight of liberal stupidity, greed, and cupidity is the
constant influx of revenue from the more conservative and responsible (and yes, honest) citizens in America.
Obama-Communist Dots. [Scroll down] The book sheds light on certain activities and
affiliations of certain members of the government such as U.S. representatives Maxine Water (D-CA) and John
Conyers, Jr. (D-MI). These two, along with former Oakland mayor Ron Dellums, are sponsors of MECA (The
Middle East Children's Alliance), an organization founded originally by activists Barbara Lubin and Howard
Levine. Lubin, as it turns out, is allied with the Workers World Party, a Marxist-Leninist sect aligned
with North Korea.
and Their Taxes Kill Cities. High taxes are bad for cities. Low taxes encourage growth.
In fact, between 1980 and 2007, compared to the ten most-taxed metropolitan areas, America's ten least-taxed
metropolitan areas experienced three times faster population growth, 2.7 times faster employment growth,
and twice as great an increase in personal income.
the Democrats want to create jobs — or red tape? A new video produced by the Republican
Study Committee (RSC) for the Internet this week opens with Rep. Cynthia Lummis standing beside a Caterpillar tractor
and pointing to a stack of new federal regulations that is taller than she is. It doesn't take a rocket
scientist to understand that an economy is less able to create new jobs when it costs more than $1 trillion
a year to comply with federal regulations.
'Change' and Marxism.
Occupy Wall Street is an un-American movement generated by an un-American depiction of our country. In
2008, the leaders of the Democratic Party painted the United States as a "decaying, racist, capitalist realm,"
unable to provide medical care for the poor, to rebuild her "crumbling schools," or to replace the "shuttered
mills that once provided a decent life for men and women of every race." A young generation of Americans,
who had never been taught real history in school, became galvanized by the Democratic Party's pledge to "change"
that rotting America.
Unemployment stands at 9.1 percent, with real unemployment closer to 20. Nearly 50 million
Americans are on food stamps. We've added $4 trillion in new debt in less than three years.
And there's no sign any of this will change soon. The seriousness of the times require serious leaders...
and all we have is Barack Obama, Congressional Democrats and a sea of unwashed "gimmie-crats" sleeping in parks
demanding more. Welcome to Progressive America.
900 Days Of Irresponsibility. Over the weekend, Senate Democrats passed a dubious milestone —
going 900 days without fulfilling their legal obligation to pass a budget. Worse is the fact that this
gross dereliction of duty has gone largely unnoticed.
We Need Fewer Police Officers Mr. Biden? The enormous spending on the war on poverty as well
as education was supposed to get to the very roots of most of the crime problems and prevent their very occurrence
in the first place. At least that's the bill of goods that the Democrats sold us. The rehabilitation
of criminals would "save" us money by reducing the prison populations as well as create "experienced" role models
for our children to learn from. Gun control laws would keep the streets safe and also prevent "underprivileged"
kids from being shot by little-old-ladies. ... The point is that we've been spending more money and enacting more
laws over the last several years than at any time in history, so how is it that we still have a need to "invest"
even more money into these police programs?
Democratic Party Full Of Nuts As Well As Flakes.
For example, regulatory adviser Cass Sustein believes those promoting what the government categorizes broadly as
"conspiracy theories" should have their freedom of speech curtailed. ... Science adviser John Holdren believes
sterilants should be put into the public drinking water in order to decrease fertility rates. However,
Holdren is not the only Obama minion wanting to do away with what Ebenezer Scrooge dismissed as the "excess
population" before this famed miser's Yuletide change of heart. Obama Healthcare Adviser Ezekiel Emanuel
thinks that those below or above a certain age range should be denied medical treatment. Basically put a
bullet in granny's head. Obama's Secretary of Energy believes you should be permitted to color your roof
any color you want so long as it is white. And speaking of colors, Obama's FCC appointment Mark Lloyd
believes White folks should be denied FCC licenses. Obama's State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh
believes that Sharia law should be consulted as a source for American jurisprudence.
Stimulus Idea: More Regulations. Last week, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., issued a report defending
the Environmental Protection Agency from GOP attacks. Not only do EPA rules protect the environment, the
report says, they are an engine of economic growth. After all, somebody has to do the work of complying
with the rules, and "industries that provide environmental protection," the report says, have "created more
than a million jobs." And new rules are creating still more jobs, according to the report — issued
by Boxer's Environment and Public Works Committee — like the 54,000 jobs it says will result from
tougher auto fuel economy standards.
Congressman Keith Ellison: Regulations Create Jobs. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) tells MSNBC
regulations create jobs because a business will have to hire people to help them comply with the new requirement.
"I think the answer is no," Ellison said when asked if he believes regulations kill jobs. "And here is
why: When we talked about increasing fuel efficiency standards, the industry responded, and they need
engineers and designers and manufacturers, and they need actually more people to help respond to the new
The Left's Love of
Rights-Stripping. [Scroll down] For example, take Everson v. Board of Education's
opinion (supported by amicus curiae ACLU, by the way), written by the KKK-member, rabid anti-Catholic, and
statist Hugo Black. It's not quite the incarnate leftist support for the individual rights guaranteed
by the First Amendment that any sort of a moderate would argue for. Justice Black and the majority
created ad hoc a "separation" between church and state which discriminates against all who wish to
freely exercise their religion in the public sphere (specifically in public schools).
Contempt Bordering on Treachery. Under the banner of "progressive thinking," a plurality of the
American population has arbitrarily rejected the fundamental concepts that made the United States the most
successful country in the history of mankind: respect for the uniqueness of each individual, and
self-determination. The death of over 50 million since 1973 from legal abortions, the open
promotion of euthanasia, the abandonment of traditional behavioral guidelines, and the active denigration of
religion, together with the successful indoctrination of the entitlement mentality and its concurrent belief
in an all-powerful government, have unalterably frayed the ties that bind all Americans and greatly eroded the
ability of the society as a whole to successfully weather an overwhelmingly severe financial or societal crisis.
A Frivolously Destructive
Presidency. Obama's presidency lurches from fad to fad — from gays in the military
to "green jobs" to the "Buffett rule." Hyped as a profound presidency, it has turned out to be an
embarrassingly frivolous one. Sober historians of the future, not cowed by political correctness, will
no doubt look back and say that Obama fiddled while America burned, indulging his sophomoric socialism,
environmentalism, and social engineering at a time of terrorism and economic crisis.
Be a Socialist. [Recently], Howard Dean gave a speech where he insinuated that anyone who says
"Obama is a Socialist" is crazy, ignorant, racist, or extreme. Funny, a recent national poll shows that a
majority (55%) of Americans believe "Socialist" best describes Obama. Another poll shows the Democrat Party
is filled with people who identify with Socialism. I say, it's time for them to come out of the closet.
I ought to know. I was Obama's college classmate at Columbia University Class of '83. Our college was
dominated by Socialists and Marxists who hated capitalism and America.
Obama's Fascist Economy.
Barack Obama and his minions in the administration as well as many Democrats in the Congress are often described
as Socialists, or in the extreme as Marxists. However, their actions and strategy are straight out of
the fascist economic playbook. ... Socialism/Marxism seeks the total control of a society's economy through
complete state control of the means of production and income. Fascism seeks that same control, indirectly
by the state domination of private ownership, as well as controlling individual income and wealth through
taxation and regulation.
And Clear, And Repeated. The American people vehemently oppose the program of
massive government expansion and intrusion the Obama administration has undertaken.
The Postmodern Party.
Yes, today's Democratic Party is profoundly infected by postmodernism — at its root, an outrageous
fraud cleverly covered up by a fog of arcane gibberish and deceitful, euphemistic code words that permit its
adherents to imagine that they are members of a superior, elite gnostic coterie when in fact they are intellectual
eunuchs and just plain lazy. It's so easy to be a postmodernist, since we no longer have to suffer the
onerous mental toil and exertion required to be right. That's one of the chief reasons for its appeal
to ignorant people.
Coddling Everybody. One of the main planks of progressive politics is to have government be the
common bond between everyone. They would destroy many of the very things [Obama] touts as American.
As an example, he wants to reduce tax deductions to charitable institutions. Why? He wants to take
the money generous Americans give to churches and non-profit community groups and let the government receive
Top 10 Scary Things About Living in Washington, D.C..
[#10] Liberals are everywhere: This is a city that voted more than 92% for Barack Obama in 2008.
Washington, D.C., has been run by liberal Democratic mayors and city councils for years, and it shows, with
high taxes and terrible schools, poverty and crime.
A New Obama Milestone: ZERO Jobs
Growth. President Barack Obama made history again today, as today's new Labor
Department report shows zero net jobs created for August. CNBC notes this makes "the first
time since World War II that the economy had net zero jobs created for a month." Thank you,
Obama voters! We couldn't have done this without you.
Invincible Ignorance. I'm hearing from a disturbingly high number of people who apparently buy
the Democratic Party line with no question whatsoever. They exhibit a remarkable, frightful willingness
to act against their own interests in blind service to partisanship and ideology.
Reasons Why Liberals Are Incapable of Understanding The World. [#2] Liberals sources of
information are ever present. Conservatives are regularly exposed to the liberal viewpoint whether they
want to be or not. That's not necessarily so for liberals. Imagine the average day for liberals.
They get up and read their local newspaper. It has a liberal viewpoint. They take their kids to
school, where the teachers are liberal. Then they go to work, listen to NPR which has a liberal
viewpoint on the way home, and then turn on the nightly news which also skews leftward.
The Left Owns the
Election Law Industry. Leftist foundations, litigators and organizations have established
permanent structures designed to alter election outcomes through policy advocacy and strategic litigation. ... They
bring lawsuits under federal and state statutes ranging from the Voting Rights Act, Motor Voter law and the Help
America Vote Act. They station teams of election observers in polling places around the nation every
election to fuel their litigation and their media efforts. Almost nobody opposes their efforts.
A Nation That
Honors Sin. The increasingly intrusive apparatus of bureaucratic control forces many people
to act as if they approve of sins they oppose. Think of the college professor who would suffer
professionally if his companions knew that he opposed "gay rights," of the nurse who would be fired
if it were known that she opposed "reproductive rights" (i.e, abortion); of the college student whose
grade would be arbitrarily lowered if he expressed opposition to the favoring of nonwhites at the expense
of whites. The mandatory approval of sin forces many people to hide their true beliefs, and they often
become demoralized at this erosion of their integrity.
Facts? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Facts.
Progressives just like feeling good about what they believe in. Thus, it completely eludes progressives
why companies refuse to hire, or ship jobs overseas at every opportunity. In prog-world, companies exist
primarily to re-distribute wealth, not make a profit or turn out a product. In prog-world, every business
owner is suspect until proven otherwise, even as thousands of rules and regulations must be substituted for
common sense and common decency.
Democratic Party and the Language of Bankruptcy. What does a political regime do when
its philosophy doesn't work and is leading to ruin? It can't scrap the philosophy, which is its
raison d'étre and the basis of its power. Were it to chuck the philosophy, its core
constituencies would abandon it. So instead it blames those who have most cogently pointed out the
defects of the philosophy. It calls them liars and haters. The strategy is evidently one of
desperation, and a confession of the bankruptcy of the regime in question.
Own the Stock Market Crash. Now, I am one who happens to think S&P's downgrade is a
bunch of garbage. ... Nevertheless, if we can believe S&P about the reason for the downgrade, then who is
to blame (or should I say most to blame) for the failure of a timely agreement? Dems. No
question about it.
Are Obsessed With Raising Taxes. The House-passed spending control plan rejected by the Senate
is exactly what Republicans were elected to do last November. The president's obsession with tax increases
repudiates the will of the people.
Government Means Small People. While liberals are certain about the moral superiority of liberal
policies, the truth is that those policies actually diminish a society's moral character. Many individual
liberals are fine people, but the policies they advocate tend to make a people worse. Here are ten
reasons: [#1] The bigger the government, the less the citizens do for one another. If the
state will take care of me and my neighbors, why should I?
With the country on the brink of bankruptcy, is this a major priority?
Democrats renew battle against cafeteria Styrofoam. House Democrats are once again attempting to do away with
Styrofoam products in congressional cafeterias, this time with an amendment to a fiscal 2012 Legislative Branch Appropriations
bill. Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) introduced an anti-Styrofoam amendment on Wednesday [7/13/2011] during an Appropriations
Democrat Moran Fails
to Ban Styrofoam from House Cafeterias. Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) has failed in a bid to secure a
proposed amendment to the 2012 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill that would ban Styrofoam products from
congressional cafeterias. The amendment, introduced Wednesday, failed to pass the House Appropriations
Committee on a 26-18 vote, along party lines.
Gets No Credit, Obama Gets No Blame. The top priority of the left isn't "jobs, jobs, jobs."
Andy Stern, the former head of the Service Employees International Union and hero to the left, makes this clear:
"Western Europe, as much as we used to make fun of it, has made different trade-offs which may have ended with
a little more unemployment but a lot more equality." The goal of the leftist is social justice —
using government to close the gap between the have and the have-nots, to secure the "right" to health care.
Happy Dependence Day from Your
Community Organizer Friends! What's that? July 4 is called Independence Day, you say?
Not to the radical mob-o-crats of ACORN, La Raza, SEIU, and the legions of other socialist groups that are
swinging a wrecking ball at the foundations of this great republic. America is under siege as extremists
determined to pulverize the U.S. Constitution deliberately bankrupt the nation, destroy the electoral system,
and drive the economy into the ground.
Senators Appear in 'It
Gets Better' Video. Thirteen Democratic senators have added themselves to the chorus of people
telling young gays and lesbians that "It Gets Better." At a Wednesday [6/30/2011] news conference,
several of the Democratic lawmakers unveiled their nearly five-minute entry to the nationwide video series
that reaches out to bullied gay and lesbian youth — with a message that not only is the best
yet to come, but that momentum was on their side.
Education of a Compassionate Conservative. [Scroll down] Indeed, the "compassion" card
is the Holy Grail to a progressive Democrat. It's a philosophical ace in the hole that has allowed
Democrats to rhetorically smother and intimidate Republicans for generations. It's an idea, as Ronald
Reagan should have known, more formidable than the Soviet military. It's the reason a socialist like
Barack Obama was swept into office in America a mere twenty years after communism was "defeated."
In Speechworld Lets Obama Fake Reality. The Democrats seem to have given up on budgets. Hey,
who can blame them? They've got a ballpark figure: Let's raise $2 trillion in revenue every
year, and then spend $4 trillion. That seems to work pretty well, so why get hung up on a lot of
the Climate Blues. [Scroll down] The referee at a wrestling match is a populist portrait of
the FCC, the NLRB, NPR, the New York Times editorial board and everyone else who does exactly what Al Gore
would like to spend his whole life doing: judging mankind impartially and ruling them well. The
referee is part of the entertainment who is funny in part because he thinks he is above the fray.
Insanity. You have to wonder who's advising Democrats these days. With the economy
stuck in a two-year, Obama-dug rut, their only new economic growth idea is to raise taxes and hike federal
The states with the least freedom are the states where Democrats rule.
Of Liberty. The Mercatus Center at George Mason University has for three years compiled "An
Index of Personal and Economic Freedom" that "comprehensively ranks the American states on their public
policies that affect individual freedoms in the economic, social and personal spheres." The rankings are
based on fiscal policy, regulations and personal freedoms. Gun control, the latitude to home school,
alcohol and tobacco laws, and asset forfeiture rules are among the standards used to determine personal
freedom. Based on these criteria, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Indiana, Idaho and Missouri are the
freest states, while New York is the least free "by a considerable margin," followed from the bottom up by
New Jersey, California, Massachusetts and Hawaii.
Paradigm for the Left? More and more people believe that government exists not just to
perform essential services as delimited in the Constitution, but as a grand equalizer of economic
outcomes. It's one thing to argue that those who earn more should pay a higher percentage of
their earnings in income tax. But it's a completely different idea to suggest that the government
should use the tax code and other legislative schemes not just to ensure sufficient revenues to operate
the government, but to more equitably distribute people's remaining income — or, possibly,
Disgraced pol embodies values
Democrats have embedded in American culture. Democrats are willing to sacrifice ruthlessly
one of their rising stars to serve a larger objective — retaining their grip on power.
Yet, for decades, it has been liberals who have pushed for condoms to be distributed to high school kids,
homosexuality and bisexuality to be taught in schools, the murder of unborn infants to be tolerated, and
pornography and permissiveness to be accepted as part of the mainstream. The result has been a
coarsening of our culture, the breakdown of the family and the disintegration of a moral consensus.
Mr. Weiner is simply a product of modern liberalism — self-absorbed narcissism combined with an
obsession for sexual gratification.
The Socialist Phobia
of Scarcity. If you are a socialist, chances are you believe that there is only a limited amount
of wealth in the world. People are impoverished only because rich capitalists are hoarding it. You
probably also believe that global natural resources are scarce, the world's water supply is drying up, and
irreplaceable species are becoming extinct. This irrational fear of scarcity is what drives the socialist
advocacy for abortion of the unborn and euthanasia of the aged and infirm. As it turns out, the
"population bomb" has thus far been a dud. Paul Ehrlich's 1968 book of the same name predicted mass
starvation and global social upheavals by the 1980s. Although this never happened, it has not
deterred true believers.
Government Jumps the Shark. [Scroll down] Progressivism itself, and not simply the individual government
programs it spawns, is moving through the same cycle of life. The most urgent social problems that
progressivism set out to solve have been dealt with. Child labor and lynch mobs are no longer common
in the United States. The greatest natural and scenic treasures of the country are protected by the
National Park system. Food is much less dangerous, buildings are better built, cars are safer, the
air and water is in better shape and the charismatic megafauna (big interesting animals) have been saved from
extinction. Many more people have much more access to education today than was true 100 years
ago; ditto for lifesaving medical treatment. The progressive vision morphed from Great White Hope
and Great White Father into Great White Elephant over the years.
There's No Stimulant In
Stimulus. The Democrats' response to the grim jobs data from May is typical. They
believe they should spend more taxpayer money. But that's no solution. Government activity
can't pull an economy out of a ditch.
vs Conservative: A Spiritual Battle. The left has a huge problem with the concept of right and
wrong. Their religion of liberalism embraces Moral Relativism. ... There is definitely an anti-wholesome,
anti-goodness vibe coming out of Hollywood. Hollywood leftists are vehemently anti-death penalty.
They rally around convicted murderers. ... Liberals always cater to man's lowest base instincts. They hate
standards for behavior, labeling all rebuke of bad behavior as being intolerant and judgmental. And
yet, they believe without divine influence, man is capable of someday achieving universal peace. Totally
liberal debt plans raise taxes to historically unprecedented levels. This January Peter G.
Peterson Foundation paid six think tanks $200,000 each to produce long-term budget plans that would reduce our
nation's debt. Today all six plan were revealed. ... The six tanks are the American Enterprise Institute,
the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Center for American Progress, the Economic Policy Institute, The Heritage
Foundation, and the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network. All but the only conservative groups in the mix
(Heritage and AEI) call for raising taxes to levels unprecedented in American history.
Limit: 'It's A Great Government, Why Not Be Big?' Democratic Congressman Charlie Rangel appeared with
Judge Andrew Napolitano last night [5/17/2011] and they respectfully disagreed with one another on the issue of whether the
government should be able to tax and spend more money.
The Democrats refuse to cut spending.
rejects Boehner proposal for $2 trillion in spending cuts. Battle lines in federal debt talks
sharpened markedly Thursday [5/19/2011] when the Senate's top Democrat rejected a proposal for $2 trillion
in budget cuts as demanded by House Speaker John A. Boehner, saying any cuts must be accompanied by action
on closing tax loopholes.
Superficiality: A necessary part of
liberal-progressive-socialism. [Scroll down] This combination of presumption and
superficiality was prominently displayed during the Democrat-Socialist Party's ram-rodding Obamacare
through Congress. Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrat-Socialists were unconcerned that hardly
anyone had even read the entire bundle of Obamacare legislation, and that no one could foresee all of its
destructive effects. When asked whether certain aspects of Obamacare are unconstitutional, Mrs.
Pelosi said, in effect, that there are no limits on government power; the Federal government (provided that
it is in the hands of liberal-progressives) can do whatever it deems desirable.
Ravening Wolf at America's Door.
In open societies where the masses go about the daily grind of getting by, the Marxists are out there turning
society upside-down. Wrong is presented as right; evil as good. Once enough tables have been
sufficiently turned upside-down, the Marxists turn around and blame it on the other side. Above all else
the Marxists excel at the fine art of projection. Because they lack empathy of others, and like
textbook psychopaths have no conscience, they don't even mind getting caught.
Always Put Government First. Edmund Burke said that "The greater the power, the more dangerous the
abuse," and also that "the people never give up their liberties but under some delusion." Liberals today
suffer under the delusion that giving more power to the government somehow advances human happiness, without
recognizing the abuses that come as a result.
Geronimo and Osama.
In Religious Left mythology, the U.S. is an endlessly and uniquely hegemonic power whose crimes began with
the suppression of the original tribal peoples, for which we should endlessly seek atonement. As with
many myths, there's a bit of truth here. But this particular myth neglects to admit that the original
tribal peoples were themselves perpetually warring against each other, and exterminating each other, many
centuries before any European arrived. All nations and cultures everywhere were founded amid conquest
and blood, for better or worse. While traditional Christians can readily acknowledge the sinfulness of
all humanity, Religious Left utopians struggle with this admission, preferring to demonize impersonal systems:
militarism, imperialism, capitalism, Western Civilization.
The Danger in Severing
God from America's Identity. It is beyond dispute that there is a link between socialism and
American progressivism. Both flawed ideologies are predicated upon the soundness of a large and
powerful government designed to disperse the fruits of labor by seizing means and property from the
productive. And as many conservatives are quick to point out, nothing could be more antithetical to
the ideals scribed in the Constitution. But beyond the insidious application of socialism under the
less condemning titles of "progressivism" and "social justice," the liberal left poses another threat to
America that is less defended. It has, for over a century, laid perpetual siege upon Christianity,
seeking to excise all Christian influence from American government and its institutions piecemeal, from
banning prayer in schools to seeking taxpayer-funded abortions.
Why Liberals See Taxes as a Holy Sacrament & How
This Destroys America: Perpetual deficits can only lead to fiscal insolvency. Yet,
liberals claim towering public debt is efficacious, a sacred talisman, magically creating prosperity and
peace. But, if better societies resulted simply from massive government wealth confiscation, paradise
would have flourished in Russia, instead of the smoldering hell on earth the Marxists created. Bizarrely,
leftist politicians warn we cannot stop spending tidal waves of borrowed money or unacceptable injustices will
occur. The misuse of tax policy to create certain economic death for America meant to push us into
socialism is the topic of this essay.
Obama's Brittle Narrative: [Scroll down] I do believe that since the Democratic Party
has become a full-fledged socialist party, Republicans do a grave disservice to this Country by continuing
to believe that this is not the case and that Democrats can be compromised with, in the matter of just how
fast they get us to the end goal of complete socialist utopia. I truly believe that it is insane to continue
to pursue the same policies which have literally destroyed the once-great Western European democracies.
The Toxic Influence
of Progressive Education Schools on K-12 Curricula. [Scroll down] Progressive politicians
came to view society as a hodge-podge of racial, ethnic, gender-based, and now also sexual orientation-based
groups locked in zero-sum combat with Western whites. Generally speaking, cultural Marxism's indoctrinees
have learned to view morality and knowledge as "constructs" and social and economic power as commodities to be
transferred from "oppressor" to "oppressed." Progressives routinely label minorities as oppressed and
anything that benefits minorities as moral. Such thinking dominates the Democrat party platform.
Taxes On Everything.
As Americans scramble to file their taxes, the second-ranking Senate Democrat plans legislation to tax
cyberspace. Liberals seem willing to tax anything that moves — and even some things that don't.
Shameful Rhetoric. For the left in recent years, none of these legitimate forms of argument
have been an option. This is because the left is fundamentally lacking in ideas. The "truths"
that the left relies on are intellectually specious. These fraudulent ideas include the notion that all
human beings have a right to an equal share of society's wealth; that government exists to control the lives
of its citizens and to redistribute wealth; and that these principles are universal and so must involve the
redistribution of wealth from rich nations to poor ones. None of these truths are self-evident to
anyone except ideologues on the left.
Blind Leftist Devotion to Obama Results From
Marxist Critical Theory. Obama's willing army of imbeciles, who see the world through self-righteous
and simplistic lenses, are everywhere in universities, media sites, and in the corridors of power. They
have already jettisoned logic and traditional ideas eons ago, and now simply long to be of use to our
intellectually-challenged commander in chief as he plots his inane assault against the history, mission and
future of the USA.
Inflating Our Way to a
Government-Controlled Economy. Spiraling food prices, record energy costs and federally mandated
health insurance reflect this Administration's slavish ideological devotion to the centralized planning of key
sectors of the American economy. So, what are the current results of Obama's indoctrination of America
into progressive collectivism? Global food costs have risen an astonishing 29% in the past year, and
almost 4% a month between October and January of 2011. Retail prices for gasoline have doubled in the
26 months since Obama was inaugurated. And the Democratic majorities in Congress passed a mandated
health insurance bill that is not only unconstitutional, but also riddled with exemptions, political payoffs
while adding 159 new boards, commissions and programs.
Want Their Freedom, Some Fear It. The conflict between liberals and conservatives in America
is an ideological one. When our Founders came to this continent, they created a country where all men
could live free and unimpaired by an all-powerful government. But living free also requires every
adult to accept personal responsibility for his or her own lives and well-being. This is where
conservatives and liberal part company.
On the Road to
An Idiocracy. If we are to avoid killing off all our brain cells we need to start asking "why"
more often than we do. Why do we have to replace incandescent light bulbs with ones that contain toxic
mercury? Is it because they are made in China? Where is the word "abortion" in the Constitution?
The taxpayers fund Planned Parenthood abortions — why? The constitution does include the right
to bear arms so why are there so many laws against them? Why do we spend so much money on bottled water
when our city has the best tasting water anywhere and is perfectly safe? Who's making money off of these
for America's soul. The left is lobbing nukes into the institution of marriage and the military.
Obamacare is going forward, complete with funding for abortion and massive increases in the size of the already
enormous Department of Health and Human Services. Defunding this increasingly unpopular power grab should
be in every budget bill — but it's not.
Lautenberg: GOPers "Don't Deserve Freedoms In The Constitution". U.S. Senator Frank
Lautenberg (D-NJ) stood with, and was applauded by, Planned Parenthood supporters and state lawmakers
and said, "They [Tea Party Republicans and the majority of Americans who don't want their tax dollars
funding Planned Parenthood] don't deserve the freedoms in the Constitution, but we'll give it to them
Socialists of America reach their goal ahead of time. DSA (Democratic Socialists of America)
is the largest socialist organization outside of the CPUSA (Communist Party U.S.A.) honest enough not to
masquerade as something other than what they are. In 1997 DSA goals to attain by 2017 included:
["]A U.S. President from the Progressive Caucus, a 50 member socialist caucus in Congress, successful
programs of the likes of universal health care, progressive taxation, social provision and campaign finance
reform.["] Little could they have known that almost a decade before their deadline, they would have
practically achieved every one of their stated goals.
"redevelopment" hoax: If development is considered to be so bad, why is redevelopment
considered to be good, by many of the same people? Redevelopment imposes the supposedly superior
wisdom and virtue of an elite on the rest of us. That is its ideological appeal to self-congratulatory
elites. Its political appeal is more mundane. By bulldozing low-income neighborhoods and
replacing them with upscale malls and condos, local political leaders get more tax money into their
coffers, offering more opportunities for them to do things that enhance their chances of being reelected.
The bullies' many
pulpits: Rep. Jackie Speier is on a crusade to use the U.S. government to stamp out bullying
in America. ... I'm not sure where the Constitution legitimates such a sweeping directive, but it's probably
in one of the penumbras emanating from the Preamble's General Welfare Clause. Once you create giant
Washington bureaucracies, you can use the clause to justify almost anything — from forcing poison light bulbs
down our throats to dictating schoolyard behavior.
sit in the dark. For "progressives," few things are as virtuous as sacrifice. Especially
if it's someone else doing the sacrificing. Thus, in the wake of Japan's nuclear crisis, you just
know they'll be calling for less nuke power and greater energy-conservation efforts (preferably, by you).
Oh, the glory of deprivation. It's music to a monk's ears: We'll all have to make do with less!
This is progressives' idea of "progress."
Americans' Wealth to Pay Government Workers? Even the most jaded of true-believers on
the Left knows that confiscating the wealth and taxing what they consider to be unjust income would
be self-defeating. What could be done one time can never be repeated and there would be no one to
create jobs or a higher standard of living for the overall citizenry, particularly those on the left
side of the ruling class. A cursory study of the experiences in the Soviet Union, Mao's Red
China and Cuba among others reveals that government control of the means of production and wealth
creation is a massive failure.
Gov't That Governs The Least Is
One Americans Want Most. Overall, nearly six in 10 (59%) Americans surveyed in February think the
federal government has too much power, 31% believe it has the right amount of power and 7% say it has too little
power. Not surprisingly, 83% of Republicans and 72% of conservatives believe the government is too powerful.
But 64% of independents and 62% of moderates feel the same way. Majorities of Democrats (52%) and liberals
(54%) think the government has the right amount of power.
The Vanishing Constitution.
The federal government has increasingly assumed unlimited powers and acted against the will of the people.
When they can't legislate, they regulate. The attitude is: We know you don't want it, but we are
going to force it on you anyway. Who are you to know what is best for you? You are just a pesky
voter. We are entitled to discount what you say because you cannot possibly grasp our progressive agenda.
Progressives began the gradual erosion of constitutional principles around the beginning of the 20th century.
The goal? To impose their superior wisdom on the rest of us. The way progressives measure progress
is by moving up from the vision of the founding fathers. But the Constitution gets in the way with its
restrictions on the arbitrary powers of government. So it must be bypassed.
Rubicon. In 2008, 56 percent of Wisconsin voters supported Barack Obama for president.
In 2009, Wisconsin's Democratic governor and Democratic Legislature passed legislation that raised taxes and
fees by about $1.2 billion over three years. State lawmakers approved the bill on the very day it
was introduced, with no public hearing. Remember that.
will they call themselves if they can't use 'liberal' or 'progressive?' Uh oh, this is bad news
for folks formerly known as "liberals," then as "progressives." Seems Rasmussen Reports finds that "conservative"
is the most positively viewed political label, while "liberal" and "progressive" are in the negative.
Servants Meet Their Enemy. Upon reflection, we find that the liberal policies that led to
these generous civil service compensation time bombs are in many ways the very reason that that they have
become unaffordable. Consider: [#1] To fund a huge civil service, you need a huge tax base,
but the crippling red tape and rules produced by this huge civil service of regulation-generators have driven
employers and jobs overseas at a frenetic pace, stunting the growth of that critical tax base. [#2] To
finance a pension plan, you set aside money every year, and invest it in the stock market; but the recent
assault on the private sector has robbed those Wall Street investments of their expected growth...
Government Worker Unions:
The Long Good-bye. The Democratic Party has sold its soul to the public sector unions. In
the 2010 mid-term election, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees poured over
$87 million dollars into the election. (A new spending record). AFSCME's $87 million was
greater than the campaign spending by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ($75 million) and American Crossroads
($65 million). Other public sector unions also ratcheted up their spending such as SEIU ($44 million)
and the National Education Association ($40 million). The three major public sector unions spent
over $171 million in the 2010 election plus an estimated $250 million equivalent value of so-called
volunteer activity such as get out the vote efforts, door-to-door campaigning and poll watching.
How to Get Rich from
Liberal Delusions. Global warming fraud is now in the midst of a slow collapse. The
Chicago Carbon Exchange just closed, because the investors figured out the scam. But the list of
liberal crazes is long, and we can expect the media to make up ever-new headlines to keep their business
model alive. ... It was socialist Europe that made up global warming, and turned Mad Cow into a mass
hysteria. You can bet that the big investors had it figured out long before things got rolling.
Then there is the Chevy Volt, a fantasy "hybrid," financed in part by thirteen trillion tax dollars from
Obama. There will be huge government subsidies for electrical charging stations to juice up your golf
cart every forty miles. So invest in golf cart technology. Then there is ZeroCare, Bee Colony
Collapse disease, and flesh-eating bacteria.
Government Policies. Over the past fifty years, at least a half-million Americans, and perhaps
many more, have died prematurely due to ill-designed and badly executed liberal programs. The causes, as
I reveal in detail in Death by Liberalism, range from the criminal justice "reforms" of the 1960s, which
triggered a crime wave that that killed up to 268,000 Americans, to government-mandated fuel standards
responsible for up to 125,000 lives. At least a thousand people are murdered each year by the derelict
insane, with many deinstitutionalized lunatics dying as well, giving us a total of as many as 70,000 deaths.
Ceteris Paribus: The hidden killer in Washington.
The Tragedy of CP.
Consider the following short sample of outcomes resulting from CP naïvité and the numerous variables
that (predictably) refuse to remain constant:
• Legislation requiring increased auto mileage reduced the cost of driving and doubled miles
driven, leaving oil imports unaffected;
• The same legislation requiring increased auto mileage resulted in lighter cars and increased
traffic deaths, specifically an additional 7,700 deaths per gained mile per gallon;
• Welfare policies prescribing greater welfare payments for single mothers with more children
resulted in an increase in out-of-wedlock births;
• ObamaCare's requiring numerous costly additions to health insurance policies and capping
insurance rates resulted in insurance companies' dropping coverage and beneficiaries;
• The Illinois legislature's raising state income taxes 67% resulted in surrounding states'
courting Illinois businesses and a likely contraction of the Illinois tax base; and
• Finally, in a still developing but particularly sad example, a group of critically ill CP patients
at the East Anglia Research Unit apparently ignored the sun and clouds in an attempt to explain temperature changes. These
poor patients went to all lengths of fraud to perpetuate their delusion. If asked, any healthy person would have certainly
cautioned against assuming away the sun.
The Taming of the Masses.
One of the most dangerous strategies of the totalitarians in our midst is the deliberate confusion they create
around the notion of totalitarianism. Only a fraction of "educated" people know that so-called
"right-wing" fascists and "left-wing" socialists historically occupy the same end of the sociopolitical
spectrum. The reason most people don't know this is because for eighty years, the "left" has engaged
in a campaign to disguise the fact that it is fundamentally a totalitarian movement.
Back. Even in its more dispersed modern forms, socialist central planning is fairly easy to
spot, because it has an easily identifiable signature: failure. Socialism reliably produces
economic failures when applied nationally (the USSR, China, India, Chile, Vietnam), when applied in modified
forms across mixed economies (post-war Britain's nationalized industries), and when applied to particular
sectors within largely capitalist economies (national health-care programs).
Of all the misnomers of our political vocabulary, "progressive" is the most abusive and the most abused.
"Progressive" is the accepted term for the political left today, just as it was 50 years ago, when it was
used as a self-description by Communists and fellow-travelers who sought its protective cover even as they
supported the most oppressive regimes in human history. In the later years of the Cold War, it was the
term of choice for liberals as well, who thought that the Soviet system was "converging" with Reagan's America,
just before the Communist fall. One of the more interesting characteristics of progressives is the way
they seem to learn nothing from their experience, confounding the very idea of progress as a process of
escaping from the myths of the past and acquiring knowledge.
Government as a Criminal Enterprise.
How long can a nation survive when its east and west coasts are occupied by liberals who are so out of touch
with reality they cannot understand why the rest of the nation would disagree with them about anything?
Two States alone, California and New York, are so broke and so laden with red tape they exist by mercy alone.
Liberals are people who still think bigger government, more regulations and more spending is the answer to
every problem and need. These are people who still talk about "global warming", often in the midst
of a raging blizzard.
Roll Back the Hippie
Damage. Conservative America has been witness to the cultural damage and decay perpetrated
on it by the left since the 1960s. We have stood back with jaw agape at the horrifying images of the
American family disintegrating and drug use soaring, while the liberals nod approvingly and call it
"progress." This is astonishing. Without further investigation into their motives, you would
think that they are simply trying to destroy our culture simply because they are hateful. It makes
one wonder. Who in his right mind would consider rising drug use and overdoses "progress"?
Who in his right mind would consider an epidemic of broken homes "progress"? What woman in her
right mind would consider the over-sexualization of females a good thing?
Getting Back On The Bicycle. In a
genuinely moral society, progressivism would be dead in the water. This is why the "anything goes,"
overwhelmingly secular model on which progressivism relies, must be kept alive at all costs. Religion
codifies morality, which is why, especially in the case of Christianity, it is treated with contempt by so many
on the Left.
Liberal Seek Ban on Metaphors In Wake of
Arizona Shooting. After the monstrous shooting in Arizona last week, surely we can all
agree that we've got to pass Obama's agenda immediately and stop using metaphors. At least I think
that's what the mainstream media are trying to tell me.
Chafee to Issue
Talk Radio Ban. State officials in Rhode Island will soon be ordered to stay off the airways,
provided the interviewer happens to be a talk show host. A spokesman for Gov. Lincoln Chafee tells the
Providence Journal that talk radio is essentially "ratings-driven, for-profit programming," and "we don't think
it is appropriate to use taxpayer resources" to have state employees use work time to "support for-profit,
Plan would treat animal abusers
like sex offenders. People convicted of felony animal cruelty offenses would have to
register just like sex offenders do under a proposal being pushed by Houston Rockets owner Les Alexander.
Alexander is one of the advocates hoping lawmakers take time to focus on animal welfare in the
upcoming legislative session.
The Stealthy Spread of
Socialism in the U.S.. The biggest challenge facing Republicans in the 112th Congress is not
Barack Obama. It is not Harry Reid and the Democrat-controlled Senate. It isn't high unemployment,
repealing ObamaCare, the threat of Islamism and shariah in America, the deficit, or the looming insolvency
of several (mostly blue) states. These, broadly speaking, are symptoms. The disease is socialism
or, at the very least, a pervasive socialistic mindset.
Coming to California. Old reliable, the 100-watt light bulb — safe, cheap, and
bright enough to read, write, cook, shave, and put on your makeup by, will be gone January 1.
The California Energy Commission in September 2010 published its 226-page Appliance Efficiency Regulations,
whereby the 100-watt incandescent light bulb will be outlawed at midnight on December 31, 2010.
Californians with self-imposed rationing, running out of both energy and common sense, have declared that
consuming electrical power is a social vice. Electric power must be curbed, along with banning
Dr. Pepper and Happy Meals. And it's not just light bulbs. These appliance standards will
regulate and ban hundreds of products including...
What to Ask Progressives.
Dear Americans, these are some questions I have collected in 16 years of living in your country.
• Ever noticed that for the past thirty years, we've been hearing we have less than ten years to
save the planet?
• When the media portrays the killing of terrorists as "slaughter of civilians," while slaughter
of civilians is portrayed as "resistance to occupation," is the media really being neutral? Whose side
are they really on?
• If Hollywood types are so opposed to capitalism, why is there a warning against unauthorized
distribution of their movies?
• Why is experimenting on animals cruel, but experimenting on human embryos compassionate?
• How come industrial logging is a crime against nature, but the destruction of forests by
wildfires is a natural cycle of life?
Democrats: Merry Christmas, and thanks for nothing. Dear Pelosi/Reid Congress —
In the words of the monotonously repetitive holiday song, I want to wish you a merry Christmas. What a
distinguished record you have amassed: The stimulus, which added, oh, about $1 trillion to the
deficit and did not, as heralded, either end the recession or drive down unemployment. [And] Obamacare,
which, if it ever takes full effect, will impersonalize and socialize medicine along the lines of the European
model and create government medicine with the regulatory hammer of the Internal Revenue Service and all the
efficiencies of the Postal Service.
Do Liberals Have To Show For 50 Years Of Horrible Policies? [Scroll down] When President Lyndon
Johnson launched his "War on Poverty," the poverty rate was trending down. When he offered money and benefits
to unmarried women, the rate started flat-lining. Women married the government, allowing men to abandon their
moral and financial responsibilities. The percentage of children born outside of marriage — to young,
disproportionately uneducated and disproportionately brown and black women — exploded.
about Poverty and Dependency in America.
Nancy Pelosi: A Ruler of
Fools. Nancy Pelosi doesn't have much longer as Speaker of the House. But if there's one
constant in our ever-changing world, it's that Pelosi will remain unconscionable until the gavel is wrested
from her hand. During a recent speech on the House floor, she expressed opinions about unemployment
insurance and tax policy that seem irrational even for her. Pelosi supports extending unemployment
insurance beyond the current 99-week limit. To substantiate her position, she touted unemployment
benefits as a burgeoning economic catalyst. All we need do is and tap into their power. Pelosi
informed Congress that "[u]nemployment insurance ... returns two dollars for every one dollar that is put out
there." A two-dollar return for every one invested is a lofty promise.
The Left's Politics of
Retribution. Disproportionately taxing the wealthy is a critical plank in the ideology of the
left, and the reason for that is simple. When liberals think of George Bush, they think of big business
destroying society. When they think of big business destroying society, they think of rich, corporate
fat cats. And as much as they would love to, they are unable to send George Bush to the poor house, so
settling the score with the rich, corporate fat cats is the next best thing. That's what it is all
The Constitution keeps getting in the way
of the left's agenda. On December 13, 2010, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson signed
a Memorandum Opinion declaring unconstitutional a key provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care
Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 — better known as ObamaCare. ... The
core issue examined by Judge Hudson was whether or not Congress has the power to regulate — and
tax — a citizen's decision not to participate in interstate commerce, to wit, the purchase of
insurance. Judge Henry correctly points out in his decision that no reported case from any federal
appellate court in history has extended the Commerce Clause to include the regulation of a person's decision
not to purchase a product — notwithstanding its effect on interstate commerce.
the broccoli: Liberalism's war on liberty. ObamaCare and the Healthy, Hunger-Free
Kids Act of 2010 are the things that expose modern liberalism for the iron fist in the velvet glove. Can't
feed yourself? Dinner's on us. Out of work? We'll pay you to stay unemployed. After all,
you're too stupid to make your own best decisions in what used to be personal matters. All we ask in
exchange for your freedom is your vote.
threatens to keep Congress into next year. Forget about going quietly into the night.
Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a broad agenda for an end-of-session sprint that, in other years, could
be a whole year's worth of activity — ranging from an arms-reduction treaty with Russia to a major immigration
bill to overturning the ban on gay troops. And that's not to mention the nearly 2,000-page, $1.1 trillion
massive spending bill Senate Democrats said they'll try to push through.
The Modern Left (Unmasked).
The left embraces "social justice," a concept in which the State — not the individual, guided by
the Constitution or any god — is the ultimate authority to determine the best interest of its
wards. The intent is to subvert the "evils" of the marketplace and create an "equal opportunity" for all
citizens to be entitled to a piece — not merely a chance at a piece — of the pie.
Further, top proponents hold that the State should manufacture the condition through legislation, progressive
taxation, and the redistribution of wealth.
Leasing Your Life From The State.
One of the many beneficial side effects of driving Democrats out of power is that they become more open about
their beliefs when they're panicked. Such a moment came on Megyn Kelly's Fox News program on Wednesday
[12/8/2010], when Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) freaked out over the estate tax. ... This is one of the
purest expressions of reflexive Marxist impulse in recent memory. You don't own anything in the
mind of the Democrat Party. It all belongs to the State, and it always did. You are allowed
to keep what our wise and benevolent masters decide to let you keep, and when you die, they're entitled to
take it all back.
The Chicago Way. Confronted with a demonstrably cooling planet and a corrupt and fraudulent global climate-change
bureaucracy, our government is reduced to bribes and coercion to cobble together a new agreement. In the absence of
sound science and a rationale for committing global economic suicide, we are quite simply trying to make the world an
offer it can't refuse.
to regulate news draws fire. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) pushed back on Monday [12/6/2010] against a contention by
a Democratic FCC commissioner that the government should create new regulations to promote diversity in news programming.
Barton was reacting to a proposal made last week by FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, who in a speech suggested that broadcasters
be subject to a new "public values test" every four years.
The Unemployment Crisis
Catch-22. The historical facts are quite clear on the subject: lowering tax rates always results
in economic growth by leaving more investment resources in the private sector, where real jobs must be created.
Lower tax rates have always resulted in increased tax revenue streams by way of economic expansion. So why are
Democrats so committed to raising taxes?
The Great Weaponless Conquest of America.
An ambitious man or men, need not shed blood anymore, to conquer a nation. They only need to exploit man's
ignorance and stupidity and his inability to be aware of what goes on around him. First, they infiltrate
government at every level with their trained followers and set their agenda with new law, after new law.
Increasing control of the masses, over a long period of time is their goal. They don't need guns to
control the people, they only need willing subjects who are looking the other way. Second, they take
control of the news media and the venues of information and feed the people what the patient, silent
conquerors want them to know. Third, with the help of the government that they now control, they
establish "their" curriculum in the public schools and colleges, pumping out brainwashed converts with
each graduating class.
Union Member Advocates for End of Capitalism,
Private Property Rights. Calling for civil unrest and the end to private property rights, Sharon
Black of the Baltimore All-Peoples Congress, tried desperately to rouse communists and socialists everywhere at the
Workers World Party's annual conference on November 13th and 14th in New York City. Black — whose
name is a fitting one for her dark agenda — wants an end to capitalism and the United States of America
and yearns for a return to the glory days of the Soviet Union.
Thirty-six Reasons to
Vote Democrat. [#5] If you want to pay through the nose in taxes until you are 70 so union thugs
in purple shirts can retire in security at age 50 — vote Democrat. [#6] If you like the
fact that people who actually know the Constitution get laughed at by people who are ignorant of it —
vote Democrat. [#7] If you want the entire country to be like Detroit, Philadelphia, New York, New
Orleans, Chicago — vote Democrat.
Waiting for the King's Return.
In post-election reality, it does not really matter how many seats the Republicans won, it matters only if
they will do something meaningful to halt the progress of the Socialist Transformation of America to One
'Progressive' Is a Funny
Name for Poverty! The slogans of Big Brother's ruling party in George Orwell's 1984 included
Love is Hate and War is Peace. Today's leftists unwinding the country back to pre-constitutional
poverty call themselves Progressives. They are truly Regressives, but perhaps truth is too hard
for politicians. The original thirteen colonies encouraged using free-standing timber for energy to promote
development; later governments promoted coal, then oil and hydroelectric power for the same reasons. That,
along with promoting roads and railroads, provided for the industrialization of North America, the process that
produced American wealth. Our Progressives despise all that.
Conservatism's Boll Weevil.
Initially defined during the Cold War, the salami principle is an analogy reflecting the way in which liberals
have historically advanced their agenda. No sensible individual would eat an entire salami in one sitting.
By cutting it into thin slices and feeding it to a person over time, though, it can be entirely consumed.
The same has been true with liberal policy. Although the complete platform would be repugnant to the
majority of the people, much of it has been achieved through small steps over time.
Obama's Grand Strategic
Error. The grand strategy of the Chicago socialist community was Leninist: the worse the
better. Lefty thinkers at the Midwest Academy dreamed up plans that would destabilize capitalism and
then destroy it. Community-organizing outfits like ACORN would bully the banks and flood the mortgage
market with dead-beat borrowers. Same thing on health care. They would load up the insurance
companies with mandatory benefits and crash the health care industry. A frightened populace would demand a
government takeover of housing or health care, and bingo: full socialism in America.
target your private retirement savings. Will the government outlaw your 401(k) plan? It
seems like an absurd possibility, yet earlier this month two Democratic senators, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., held a hearing on Capitol Hill exploring the possibility of doing exactly that.
Obama Battles Reagan.
One suspects that Ronald Reagan would not be surprised by the rise of Barack Obama. Nor would he ever
believe that the fight is over, regardless of who wins and who loses on Election Day of 2010. The human
urge to grimly control others, to force, to dominate, to suppress personal freedom and individual excellence
in the name of the common good has always been and will always be among us. He would surely not be
surprised to know that the American people in 2010 — now understanding the Obama agenda for
exactly what it means — are in open rebellion against that agenda.
Barack Obama entered office; nationalized health care; ran up record $1 trillion deficits; promised to
hike taxes on the rich; pushed cap and trade through the House; took over large chunks of banks, insurance
companies, and auto corporations; made hard-left appointments from Van Jones to Sonia Sotomayor ... Yet if
one were to read mainstream Democratic analysis, there is almost no acknowledgment that the party has become
far too liberal.
You Just Might Be a Marxist.
While [these] are intrinsically Marxist notions, many hold them who do not consider themselves Marxists.
• If you believe, as the president does, that "it's good for everyone when we spread the wealth around," you might be a Marxist.
• If you believe that "the rich" don't "need" tax rate reductions, you might be a Marxist.
• If you believe that, at some point, other people have "made enough money," you might be a Marxist.
• If you believe that there is a floor on the value of everyone's labor, and it is a single number
applicable in every state of the union, regardless of the cost of living, then you might be a Marxist.
• If you believe that unemployment checks are the surest, fastest way to stimulate the economy, you might be a Marxist.
to rebuke the radical Democrats. The Democratic Party is now an agent of European soft socialism —
not the sort that wishes to own the means of production, but the model that wants taxes very high, and to make
public benefits ubiquitous, if not very satisfactory. It is run by an elite with more than enough personal
assets to enjoy comfort and ease despite the double-digit unemployment their policies have brought about, and
to avoid the lines that Obamacare imposes while accessing whatever drugs and surgeries aren't available on the
non-Cadillac health care plans they have mandated. This is the Democratic Party of anti-Israel gestures
and pro-ground zero mosque declarations. Its enemies are the Fox News Channel, Catholic bishops who
believe in their catechism, entrepreneurs who want to reinvest their profits, and parents who want their kids
out of the classrooms of lousy teachers and out of the schools of lousy principals.
An Open Letter to
Rush Limbaugh and His Listeners. [Scroll down] This was solidified for me on Christmas Eve
of last year, when Democrats rushed Obamacare through the Senate in the dead of night, through various secret
channels, and every single Democrat voted for its passage (even supposed moderates like Evan Bayh in Indiana,
who quickly realized his vote would cost him re-election ... so the coward retired rather then face angry
voters over what he did). I just don't believe Democrats should be given elected office by voters
because they cannot be trusted to even read bills before they vote on them, not even when said bills seek to
permanently alter the entire American economy. This is reckless and reprehensible to the point of treason.
I was a Democrat for 32 years before the heavy-handed push for Obama alienated me from the party...
Myths. In the 2004 election, with the economy in full recovery mode, Democrats launched an all-out
attack on outsourcing to win votes. It didn't work. This year, in a much weaker economy, they're
at War With Liberty. Liberals have been seducing Americans out of their liberties for decades
with false promises of security. Prior to Obama, we were on a slow march toward statism, but now we
are on a rapid gallop. That's mostly what next week's congressional elections will be about.
Ordinary Americans are horrified and outraged that Obama and his enablers in Congress are fundamentally
transforming America from a beacon of liberty to a bankrupt socialist state.
Socialism and Reality.
They Hate Our Guts and They're
Drunk on Power. Democrats hate Democrats most of all. Witness the policies that Democrats
have inflicted on their core constituencies, resulting in vile schools, lawless slums, economic stagnation, and
social immobility. Democrats will do anything to make sure that Democratic voters stay helpless and hopeless
enough to vote for Democrats.
Those Dirty Democrats. The
Democrats have been the ones who, with a mandate after the 2008 election, contributed and exacerbated the
economic crisis. Barack promised unification, but has divided. The Democrats slammed a healthcare
travesty down our throats without any hesitation or consideration and thought that the American people would
just take it. But, as polls show, we simply won't. The Democrats have no agenda and with
their backs against the wall, they must lash out and denigrate and smear their way to Election Day, in the
hopes of preventing an outright slaughter.
They're Not Socialists.
All statism is built upon a rationalization of apparently noble ideals; perfecting human nature, helping the
oppressed, lifting the poor out of misery, alleviating unemployment, and so on. Some people see themselves
as doing good through the use of force, benevolent dictators, so to speak, and the more good the better, according
to their line of thinking. The more sincere, helpful, and energetic the statist sees himself or herself,
however, the more people suffer. Stalin, Mao, and Hitler all thought they were doing humanity, or at
least a portion of humanity, a tremendous favor. Robert Mugabe and Fidel Castro justify the poverty
and oppression of the people in Zimbabwe and Cuba on the basis of fairness and equity.
Keen Graphs of the Obvious.
Not to put too fine a point on it: liberals have been wrong about almost everything, and conservatives have been
right about almost everything, at least in my lifetime (half a century). That goes not only for the economy,
the role of government, and climate change, but also for many "social issues" as well.
• The death penalty seems to actually deter murder.
• Higher rates of handgun ownership do not appear to cause more crime.
• Putting more people in prison seems to reduce crime.
• Increased concealed carry of handguns by law-abiding citizens coincides
with reduced homicide rates.
• The nuclear family is disappearing, yet the safest place for a child is in the
home of her married, biological parents. A child is also less likely to be poor if her parents are
March. A California congressman wants to eliminate right-to-work laws in 22 states where workers
don't have to join unions. If even-higher unemployment is his goal, he has the right idea.
Obama's Post-Election Attack Plan.
Just in case you have not heard the news, Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are gearing up for the mother
of all battles just after the election. They know that the American people are about to go to the polls and
hand them a massive repudiation of their left-wing agenda, and they're not happy. Refusing to accept defeat,
these three are planning a counter attack. Instead of taking to heart the unmistakable message of the
American people, they're moving, full steam ahead, in the opposite direction.
You Are Not a Leftist, Why Are You Voting Democrat? The Democratic Party is now America's
version of a European Social Democratic or even Green Party. In domestic policy, there is no significant
difference between the American and European parties.
with Sally Pipes on ObamaCare at Six Months. [Scroll down] "I would say the mainstream
media, of course, always likes to increase the role of government in our lives, and Obama, Pelosi, and Reid
believe that government can make decisions for the American people better than we can make for ourselves.
It's an ideological vision that they have, and that is not the American way.
The Biggest Target is
Liberalism. The [Obama] administration has reached back to the New Deal, the British National
Health Service, and the Great Society for its "new, unheralded policies" to overcome our current problems.
It seems that no policy or concept is too antiquated, over the hill, or moribund for the Obama administration.
All these programs have been repeatedly discredited. Like other collectivist, state-oriented ideologies,
liberalism degrades by encouraging the lowest expressions of behavior — greed, hatred, and envy.
Liberalism robs all levels of society to fund its efforts — and not only contemporary society, but
generations to come, yea, even unto the grandchildren's grandchildren. Liberalism destroys entire social
networks — unions, the educational system, and today, even the military, along with neighborhoods and
cities such as Detroit, Newark, East St. Louis, and Camden.
Or Finally Wise To Elite Agenda? 'Liberalism under siege is an ugly sight indeed," said Charles
Krauthammer in a recent column, pointing out that overwhelming majorities of Americans have repudiated liberal
agenda items such as: ObamaCare, Obama's stimulus, building an Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero,
redefinition of marriage to include same-sex marriage, lax immigration law enforcement and vast expansion of
federal power that includes unprecedented debt and deficits. The nation's elite and the news media see
being against the Obama-led agenda as being racist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, mean-spirited and
The Gospel of Obama.
My story is not an unusual one; it is typical among most of the liberals I know. I see the same behavior
patterns and mindset in those around me. Thus, liberals are determined to become model, global citizens.
They've morphed into politically correct zealots, the ones who proselytize their faith with hardcore fanaticism.
By doing so, they wash away their sins. When a culture banishes God as the ultimate arbiter, a guilt-ridden
populace is the inevitable outcome. And stripped of God, what other path is there to liberation than
Reaping the Whirlwind.
There is a sense of foreboding rising in this country. ... Our prosperity, our security, and even our safety are
fast fading away. Our own president and his party are facilitating our demise. The signs are everywhere.
Every new piece of backroom congressional legislation chips away at a few more freedoms, undermining our republic
by preventing open and honest debate. Behind the scenes, Obama's henchmen wield sledgehammers against free
commerce, gun ownership, freedom of speech, and energy. The billions in taxpayer money going to leftist
and socialist organizations cement their toxic influence into the very fabric of our government.
By Any Means Possible — The American
Civil War of 2010. For readers not so inclined to delve into the history of Marxism, while the
theories of setting the working class free at the demise of the rich may sound glamorous in theory, the
application of true Marxism by Communist countries — dating as far back as the turn of the
twentieth century — has resulted in the loss of millions of lives, as well as ecological ruin.
sugarcoat politicians' bad ideas. [Scroll down] Take the simple phrase "rent control."
If you take these words literally — as if they were money in the bank — you get a
complete distortion of reality. New York is the city with the oldest and strongest rent control laws in
the nation. San Francisco is second. But if you look at cities with the highest average rents,
New York is first and San Francisco is second. Obviously, "rent control" laws do not control rent.
Send In the Clowns.
When liberal Democrats hold to their views that higher taxes and more government spending are the way to revive an
economy, they acquire no negative labeling. In fact, they are no longer referred to as liberals, but as
"progressives." Who could be against progress? Which is the point of the word. When their
policy fails to produce the announced results, they are not called fanatics, but remain progressives.
Liberals who refuse to admit their misplaced faith in Keynsian economics when it doesn't work are like cult
members whose misplaced faith has been exposed as bogus. In fact, liberals dig in their heels claiming
it isn't that too much has been spent, but too little.
Obama Vs. Majority Public Opinion. Obama chose the most left-wing Supreme Court justice in history,
Elena Kagan. He ignored the Gallup poll showing that 42% of Americans wanted a new Supreme Court justice
who would move the court in the conservative direction, while only 27% wanted it to move more liberal.
Obama is even pressing for "card check," one of his many payoffs to the unions, even though 61% of Americans
oppose this, according to Voter Consumer Research. Card check would make it easier for unions to organize
workplaces by getting rid of the secret ballot. Obama is still pushing cap-and-trade, which the voters
have dubbed "cap and tax" because it will make electricity and all kinds of energy cost every American
thousands of dollars a year.
and Hillary: Ideologically Identical. The security of our nation is in danger as a direct
result of the policies, ideology, and affiliations of our president. Those who clamor for socialism
despite its miserable track record invariably defend it by saying it simply wasn't implemented correctly.
Liberals Losing the Culture Wars. This
year, liberals demanded Americans respect the triumphalist mosque near Ground Zero as an expression of American
commitment to religious freedom. At the same time, liberals sued to remove a cross in a remote area of
California's Mojave Desert and sponsored hate crime legislation that would put Christian pastors in jail for
reading Biblical passages condemning homosexuality. The hypocrisy had gone too far.
Party of America reveals 70 Democrats as belonging to their caucus. Two things of note in
this revelation. The first is the astonishing number of Democratic House members who not only belong
to the Socialist Party of America, but even more incredible, don't mind if people find out about it.
Obama Continues Pushing
Absurd College Agenda. Just like the notion that federal deficit spending will revive the economy,
the idea that getting more young Americans through college will make the country more competitive and prosperous
is utterly mistaken. Of course, Obama will never abandon it.
The Unhealthy Motivations
of Liberals. In general, low self-esteem and a lack of self-love are the basis for the ideology of
liberals. Liberals are those who would use government to reduce the freedoms of some people to provide
benefits for others. Liberals argue for fairness and equality for all people, but neither is possible.
A Liberal Judge Lights
a Fuse. Look what the culture war has done to liberals. Seventy years ago liberals set out
to fight against the white Southern obsession with race. Now, after America elected a black president,
liberals can think of nothing but race. An African American acquaintance confidently told me recently
that opposition to President Obama was all about race. Liberals have been fighting for half a century
against "homophobia" by which I think they mean hatred rather than fear of homosexuals. But a gay
acquaintance recently told me how he "loathed" Sarah Palin. Then there are the feminists. It
was the marginalization, the humiliation of women that brought them into the streets and the lobbies.
So what do they do? They have gamed the education system to humiliate boys.
Danger of a Government with Unlimited Power. The fundamental thrust of governments such as
that of President Obama is to abrogate the rights of private property, aiming at the holy grail of their
secular religion: redistribution of income and wealth to reduce everyone to an equally low state
of economic equality.
Progressives? Just Call Them Control Freaks. Some advocates of big government now call
themselves progressives — without specifying exactly where it is they want America to progress.
When that question is answered accurately, a better new name for liberals suggests itself: Control Freaks.
America on the Brink.
When I read the title of [Terence P. Jeffrey]'s new book, "Control Freaks: 7 Ways Liberals Plan to
Ruin Your Life," I didn't much care for the title. Control Freaks — a little too hyperbolic,
maybe? Then I read it. There is no hyperbole here. If anything, the problem's with the subtitle.
Liberals aren't planning to ruin our lives. They're well on their way.
Reality and the American
Left. The 20% of the population who consider themselves Liberal or Progressive have succeeded in
dominating not only government, but most of our institutions. It is this domination that has led the
United States to the brink of bankruptcy and societal upheaval. Yet as a group, they are oblivious to
the damage they are causing to a country which has given them so much and asked for so little in return.
Of Course Obama's a
Socialist. A hundred-odd years ago, everyone in the educated class from Boston Transcendentalists
in the east to hard-drinking Jack London in the west wanted to be called socialists. Then they decided
they wanted to be called Progressives. When "Progressive" became a dirty word, then the educated class
wanted to be called liberals. Of course, after a generation of liberal programs, liberal corruption, and
liberal failure, "liberal" became a dirty word. So liberals renamed themselves back to "progressive."
In the Vietnam War, liberals were proud to sneer at patriotism. Now they throw a fit at anyone who
questions their patriotism.
Senate Democrats Stifle Free Speech? The DISCLOSE Act is a desperate attempt to influence
the November elections, and minimize Democrat losses. Senator Schumer and the legislation's other
sponsors aim to have a law on the books that will take effect prior to November regardless of whether a
regulatory system is in place to enforce the burdensome new reporting requirements. The Act, its
reporting burdens, and penalties are set to take effect 30 days after it has been signed by President
The Dems' Lame-Duck Agenda. As John Fund reports in the Wall Street Journal, Sens.
Jay Rockefeller, Kent Conrad and Tom Harkin are already looking forward to what they might get passed
in a lame-duck session. Among the major items being considered are card-check, budget-balancing
through major tax hikes and climate-change legislation involving heavy carbon taxes and regulation.
Card-check, which effectively abolishes the secret ballot in the workplace, is the fondest wish of a union
movement to which Obama is highly beholden. Major tax hikes, possibly including a value-added tax,
will undoubtedly be included in the recommendations of the president's debt commission, which conveniently
reports by Dec. 1.
When Did the
Rules Change? [Scroll down] In 2008, American liberalism seemed poised for its comeback.
The pendulum of Arthur Schlesinger's "cycle of history" was swinging back toward a new progressive era.
Obama would be the liberal Reagan. Now that all looks preposterous. Of course, considerable blame
can be laid at a White House that seems confused about how to relate to the American people when the American
people don't share the White House's ideological agenda.
The myth that the border can't be secured: Why
does the left perpetually offer the excuse that what is necessary and right can't be done? Liberals
famously make lame excuses to explain away personal responsibility and defend defeat. Take for instance
the liberal mantra, "Kids have sex anyway might as well hand out condoms." The left is of the belief that
those divinely bestowed with a free will are powerless to control natural impulse. Human beings are
reduced to beasts, devoid of ability to choose right from wrong. Thus, in liberal land, lack of a
standard fosters the promotion of mediocre expectations and accomplishes the goal of excusing failure.
Gallup: Majority of
Americans Don't Know What "Progressive" Means. Today [7/12/2010], Gallup released the results
of a recent poll which quantifies why so many on the left have eschewed the liberal label in favor of
progressive. It finds that while just 12 percent of Americans say they would describe themselves
as "progressive" and 31 percent say they would not, a majority of 54 percent are unsure about the
meaning of the term.
The Editor says...
Until the American public finds out what "progressive" means, it's a great place for socialists to hide.
Sour Grapes. The Left
and the media have been exposed for the frauds they are, and they've spent too much time in the sunlight now
to ever go back into hiding. They have shown themselves to be wolves in sheep's clothing, and they have
no one's interest at heart save their own. They've proven repeatedly that party loyalty is more
important to them than the prosperity of their own country.
Hello, I'm a Racist,
Pleased to Meet You. [Being politically correct] means doing what's fashionable in our time,
what makes you popular. A man who believes in Truth, such as Thomas More, will die for his principles,
alone, twisting in the wind. A liberal goes the way the wind blows and will die for nothing.
Stand up to leftists en masse, and they'll fold like a tent.
The Inhuman Government.
The embrace of big government in the United States was driven by the belief in scientific government as a
perfectible system. This creepy worship of elitist technocracy lingers around the more idealistic liberal
administrations, from FDR to JFK to Obama. ... The idea of a perfected government is at odds with democracy,
which treats political chaos and voter misjudgments as valid tradeoffs for a leash on government.
A Socialist on the High
Court? Part Two. As a student, Obama Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan was so interested
in the socialist movement that she wrote a thesis about its history in New York City from 1900-1933.
But the history of the Progressive Party, which ran FDR's former vice president Henry Wallace as its
presidential candidate in 1948, helps bring the subject up to date and explains the current direction of the
Democratic Party. The Progressive Party was controlled by the Communist Party but efforts to work
through the democratic process did not die out with its election defeat in 1948. Communists and
"progressives" then targeted the Democratic Party for a takeover from within.
A silver platter of
GOP talking points for November. Let's review some tasty silver platter entrees:
• Over $800 billion in stimulus spending that hasn't worked,
• Using TARP funds to cherry-pick which banks survive and which don't
• 9.7% unemployment when Obama promised it wouldn't go above 8%
• A "pay czar" deciding how much corporate executives can earn
Are Democrats the New
Whigs? In dealing with the two major issues of the day, both yesterday's Whigs and today's
Democrats created a platform in which the solution to one issue conflicted directly with their solution to the
other issue. The history of American political parties shows that a party relying on counterproductive
solutions to solve the challenges of governing the country has stood, and will always stand, on shaky ground.
The Left-Fascist Axis
Again. [Scroll down] So here are two ways to simplify the daily media circus.
First, the media are the cult of the Left, trying to twist your mind. The "Left" equals global
totalitarianism, which is Stalinism, which is Leninism, which is radical feminism, which is the hateful
racism of the Reverend Wright and Louis Farrakhan. Same story, different labels. Keep it
simple. Whatever mask they try on, radical leftists are internationalists — meaning
that they are against America as a sovereign nation. That's Obama's real beef against us,
and it's why he will never enforce our borders.
When Lame Ducks
Bite. This year, for the first time since modern budgeting began, the Democrat-controlled House
of Representatives has simply refused to pass a budget resolution. Presumably, the failure even to take
up a budget would free plenty of time for the Congress to complete the rest of its work. But
remarkably — and disturbingly — plans are already in the offing to postpone
important legislative business until after the November elections.
You Vote, They
Don't Listen. It's official. There will be a lame duck session of Congress even after
voters have rendered their verdict on the work of the current incumbents in November. This week, the
House voted down a resolution opposing a lame-duck session to tackle hot button issues such as new taxes
and climate change.
attack on the First Amendment. Democrats are committed to attacking our First Amendment rights
by passing a bill that will limit freedom of speech for groups with whom they disagree. ... The most troubling
aspect of this is that the Democrats are fully aware that this legislation will not hold up to the scrutiny of
the Supreme Court but, if passed, would have major implications on the upcoming elections because the court
probably would not address the issue before November. This Saul Alinsky-type approach is obvious:
Its goal is to take away our rights as Americans.
Which political party wants to take away your right to own a gun?
Ohio Democratic Party
unsuccessfully tries to get gun records. The Ohio Democratic Party tried unsuccessfully this
week to get information on all people licensed to carry concealed weapons in the Buckeye State. The
state party sent letters to Ohio's 88 sheriffs requesting the names and addresses of permit holders and
the dates the licenses were issued. Ohio has about 211,000 permit holders.
The Secret of America:
The entire goal of the Left is to murder the idea of the goodness and righteousness of freedom, of
self-reliance, of independence, of merit, of virtue, of hard work, of honor, of courage, of sacrifice, of
loyalty, of morality, of faith, of the inalienable rights to life, liberty, and property. The Left,
in politics, media, education and entertainment, despise the idea that is America.
budget plan: Tax and spend more. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Tuesday [6/22/2010]
that Democratic congressional leaders have opted not to propose a budget this year. "It isn't possible
to debate and pass a realistic, long-term budget until we've considered the bipartisan commission's
deficit-reduction plan, which is expected in December," he said. This means Congress won't pass an
annual budget plan for the first time since enactment of the Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974.
Commie Watch, Updated.
[Scroll down] Just to recap, the Communist Party USA is in favor of
• President Obama, his win in 2008 (which the CPUSA takes some credit for) and his reelection in 2012.
• A Democrat majority in both houses of Congress.
• Charlie Crist, the AFL-CIO, Rick Nagin, Rudy Lozano, Organizing for America and MoveOn.
• ObamaCare, unemployment compensation, the Harkin education jobs bill, the Miller Local Jobs
for America bill, the Murray bill.
• FDR and LBJ.
On the other hand, the CPUSA is against
• The Republican Party.
• The Tea Party movement.
• Arizona's immigration law.
• And, of course, free markets and limited government.
Are the Communists Coming? It
is getting increasingly difficult to distinguish between the agenda of the Democratic party, and the agenda of
the Communist Party. Joelle Fishman, Chair, Political Action Committee, CPUSA, says, "Our Party has an
important role to play in keeping the focus on the fight for a new direction in our country for jobs,
healthcare and an end to the war. That is how the 2008 elections will be won." ... Does this
sound like a Democratic rally or what?
get 6 votes each in suburban NY election. [Arthur] Furano cast multiple votes on the
instructions of a federal judge and the U.S. Department of Justice as part of a new election system crafted
to help boost Hispanic representation.
The Editor says...
Why stop at six votes? Why not give a dozen votes to everyone who is not (for example) a white
male? How about allowing ten votes per Democrat, and one vote per Republican? All in
the interest of fairness, of course.
Goodbye to One Man, One
Vote. If you thought that "one man, one vote" reflected the full flowering of representative
democracy, think again. In the village of Port Chester, N.Y., just a few towns north of my locality
in Westchester County, there is a new system. It's "one (minority) man, six votes" — brought
to us courtesy of the U.S. Department of Injustice and a lunkhead of a federal judge named Stephen Robinson.
about activist judges.
Democrat 'Suicide Bombers'.
[Scroll down] Let's just think this through, which the Democrats obviously haven't. Both the
Cap-and-Trade bill, and a VAT imposition, would raise taxes on everyone in the country. ... These new taxes
are not the type that can be withheld from a paycheck, or tacked discreetly on everyone's phone bill.
They are the type that will be paid every day. They will be paid at the gas pump. They will be
paid at the checkout line in every store in the country. They will be paid every single day.
Obama isn't radical enough for some
Democrats. Borosage knows that Obama is the most liberal president since Johnson. He
knows that Obama is moving the left's agenda more successfully than any president in the past 40 years,
and yet he is "dismayed and disaffected." How on earth can that be? How can one see one's own
ideology sustain its greatest movement forward in close to half a century and be... disappointed?
It takes a particularly extreme and rigid ideologue to consider President Obama insufficiently liberal.
Declares Climate Change as the Greatest Threat. Terrorism. Nuclear weapons. Corrupt
and oppressive regimes. Sen. Barbara Boxer said last week that climate change — not any of
that other stuff — will stand as the "leading cause of conflict" over the next two decades.
Today's PC police would arrest Abe Lincoln for sedition. During
his first inaugural address in 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously but inaccurately claimed that "the
only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Leaving aside the fact that 77 years later, many of
Roosevelt's socialist leanings serve as a roadmap for President Obama, the inescapable reality of 2010 is
that the only thing we have to fear is political unaccountability, an unethical media, liberal judicial
activists, and those among us who want and demand something for nothing.
Which is the racial,
profiling party? Because liberals consciously notice the color, the ethnicity, the gender, the class,
the physical ableness of an individual before anointment as candidate, friend, colleague, employee rather than
the person the answer is... liberals!
Who said it — Democratic leaders or Communist Party USA? Comrades flocked to New York
City two weeks ago for the 29th national convention of the Communist Party USA. While reviewing materials
from the event, we had a sudden sense of déjà vu: the feeling that we had heard these
talking points before. Maybe you have as well — they're espoused, in near identical form, by
the president and his fellow Democrats.
The Real Reason the Left
Loves Illegals. The history of the left in this country is a history of division. Whatever
conflict was current — labor vs. management, class vs. class, race vs. race — there you'd
find the left, stirring things up in order to derive as much political benefit as possible. A workable
democratic system demands a willingness to seek consensus and engage in compromise. The left prefers
Balkanization and permanent conflict.
Radicals Matter. Like Barack Obama, Bill Clinton also campaigned as a moderate.
Once elected, however, he surrounded himself with some of the most radical leftists ever appointed
to the Cabinet. (Many of them have re-enlisted with this administration.) Behind the
scenes, they worked furiously to undermine the system. And now, decades later, we're seeing
the results. Clinton's policies — not just his unethical conduct — were
recipes for disaster.
The Leftist 'Purification'
Movement. The purificationist dream is a world without borders, governed by a global network of
NGO's. Almost all current activist organizations containing the words "green", "justice", "peace", or
"solidarity" would find a position in the ruling structure. These NGO's would gravitate toward forming
a totalitarian regime since, as [Ernest] Steinberg points out, they are "unaccountable to an electorate and
escape political checks and balances..." Even more disturbing is the increasing coalition between
progressivism and radical Islam.
Modern Liberalism & Islam: An Uncanny
Resemblance. Both Neo-Liberalism and traditional Islam present unmistakable hallmarks of Fundamentalist
thought. (Neo-Liberalism defined here as the early 20th century attempt to hide socialism behind the term
"liberalism.") Arguably, the main fixation behind both ideologies is controlling others, seeing to it they
obey all the rules. In other words, both have a predilection towards totalitarianism.
Islam and the Left — Two Sides of the Same
Coin. The Islamists and the Leftists have the same goal. Absolute power. Islam like
Communism is a means to that end. This is what makes them so dangerous. Their goal is to create
absolute tyrannies based on ideologies that promise a better world.
Socialism: The New
Feudalism. The left should study history and the rhetoric of a distance political system called
Feudalism. Many people have a misconception that the early socialist thinkers like Jean Jacques Rousseau,
Karl Marx, and Friedrich Engels were original thinkers, writing ideas about collectivism and equal sharing of
property. But one only has to look back a few centuries to see they were simply recycling old failed
ideas with some new jive attached.
All Obama Liberals Now. Liberals have always denied they intend to unduly shackle the free
market. They say America is exceptionally prosperous — though it never occurs to them
why — and can afford robust entitlement and redistributive schemes. But in no way would
they favor anything extreme that would push the market to the tipping point. Well, now that they are
completely in charge, we've seen what they will do. Obama liberals believe not in America's promise
(and Martin Luther King Jr.'s hope) of equality of opportunity, but in equality of outcomes.
Motivates Obama: Leftist Turnout. Why is Barack Obama vilifying Fox News? Why does
Harry Reid push an immigration bill he knows can't pass? Why won't Chuck Schumer compromise on regulatory
reform, and why does he try to hang Goldman Sachs around the GOP? Why did Bill Clinton blame
conservatives who oppose big government for the Oklahoma City bombing? All share one motivation:
to increase their base's turnout in the off-year elections of 2010.
Has Enraged the "Citizen Class". Those of us among the citizen class generally agree that the
United States is a good country. While far from perfect, we see our nation as being a place of tremendous
opportunity, and a force for goodness around the world. We also agree that being a U.S. citizen is a
significant and distinct thing. While we respect the notion that all human beings are worthy of their
"basic human rights," we see the rights imparted to citizens of the United States as being something different,
something "over and above" the category of "basic human rights."
Where are the "separation of church and state" people now?
Pelosi Told Catholic Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops
to Push Immigration Reform. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she has told Catholic
cardinals, archbishops and bishops that she wants them to speak from the pulpit for immigration reform and
tell Catholics who oppose it that reform "is a manifestation of our living the gospels."
Defining Dumbness Down.
Having no substance of its own, the left is inherently parasitic; like a cancer cell or virus, it survives by posing
as a healthy member of the same host it then attacks and ultimately destroys. This pattern of "mimic-attack-conquer"
has given us liberty-hating "liberals," leftist mainline churches that publicly embrace what their own teachings
explicitly prohibit, and educators whose goal is to ensure that all children get left behind.
Progressive Assault on America. For over a century, liberal-progressives have focused on
replacing our Constitutional republic with a statist, social welfare state.
anti-discrimination bill is a tough sell for centrist Dems. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the
Democratic leadership are pushing legislation, written by Rep. Barney Frank, that would made it illegal for
employers to discriminate against transgendered people. The bill scares centrist Democrats, who don't
want to be forced to vote on a hot-button issue popular on the left as they approach November congressional
elections in which heavy Democratic losses are expected.
Wake up, America: Democrats aren't
Democrats Anymore, They're Communists. Each and every Democrat political priority can be broken
down to a simple concept: they are all designed to take money and power away from individuals, families,
communities, businesses, charities, and states and transfer it directly to the federal government.
Centralized government control of vital national resources, which pretty much means everything when you
break it all down, is practically the definition of communism.
Examples of How the World Would Look if Big Government Worked. If you ran into people who
insisted on trying to pound nails with a screwdriver no matter how many times they were shown a better way,
wouldn't you think there was something wrong with them? What if those people not only used a screwdriver,
but demanded that everyone else use a screwdriver instead of a hammer, too? Worse yet, what if those
people did this for decades on end? Well, guess what? We have people like that in this country.
They're called liberals and the screwdriver they're using to try to fix America's problems is called big
Last Binge Of A Condemned Congress.
Having nothing to lose as they tumble toward November's electoral cliff, Democrats have gone into legislative
overdrive. With the hangman ready, the condemned are ordering the whole menu.
Marx, Keynes, Pelosi. [Scroll
down] Keynes has given us a glimpse into the heart of modern progressivism: For now, progress
requires a respect for work, for jobs, for economics. So the left embraces the use of government for
economic ends. But ultimately all of this is for the sake of transcending "pseudo-moral principles" like
precaution. So the left embraces big government while disdaining the need for self-government.
the world needs now is more real liberals. There were many who came before us, including John
Stuart Mill, the British philosopher whose "conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in
opposition to unlimited state control." (For convenience' sake, I am again quoting Wikipedia.) That's
my kind of liberal, and why — for the first 45 years of my life — through the Kennedy
era, in opposition to the Nixon era, and even into the Clinton years ("The era of big government is over!") I
considered myself a liberal.
is no longer about freedom. We know that conservatives want government to conserve traditional
values. They say they're for limited government, but they're pro-drug war, pro-immigration restriction
and anti-abortion, and they often support "nation-building." And so-called liberals? They tend to
be anti-gun and pro-choice on abortion. They favor big, powerful government — they say —
to make life kinder for people. By contrast, libertarians want government to leave people
alone — in both the economic and personal spheres.
Progressive Death. Progressivism
is all-the-rage nowadays, with liberals having jettisoned the "liberal" label for the less maligned tag of
"progressive." ... One of the only things we really know about progressives, and that they know about themselves and
their ideology, is that they favor constant "change," "reform," an ever-shifting, ongoing "evolution," or, yes,
progression. And therein is an inherent, significant difficulty: progressivism offers no clear,
Without the Consent of the Governed.
Now that Obama & Co. have found the legislative mechanisms to subvert the Law of the Land on the federal health
care grab, they intend to rush forward with the passage of "financial reform" — "energy reform" — and
"Immigration reform" — none of which are any type of "reform." ... They plan to advance their anti-American
agenda no matter how many stand opposed, and in such a manner that it can never be reversed.
Liberals and the
Violence Card. Liberals are perfectly comfortable with antigovernment protest when they're not
in power. From the halls of the Ivy League to the halls of Congress, from the antiwar protests during
the Vietnam War and the war in Iraq to the anticapitalist protests during International Monetary Fund and
World Bank meetings, we're used to seeing leftist malcontents take to the streets. Sometimes they're
violent, breaking shop windows with bricks and throwing rocks at police. Sometimes there are arrests.
Not all leftists are violent, of course. But most are angry. It's in their DNA. They view
the culture as corrupt and capitalism as unjust.
Me 'Niceness' or Give Me Death". I believe that one of the greatest obstacles facing opponents
of the socialist agenda of Obama Democrats is this misguided insistence that we always have to give them the
benefit of the doubt — as if it were virtuous not to be vigilant in safeguarding our sacred
liberties. Only if we first recognize and then clearly speak out against what they're truly about
will we have any chance of stopping their suicidal blueprint for America.
The Naked Left. The left
loves to hide. This is why leftists reject the label "liberal" in favor of "progressive" or some other
meaningless term. This is also why leftists must describe their opponents as the "hard right" or
"right-wing extremists," rather than simply respond to the serious policy issues their opponents raise.
Ivy League Useful Idiocy.
[Scroll down] And yet ironically, it is the activist community organizers who are the community destroyers,
as they pit their followers against the policies that would otherwise help them advance in society into the
productive positions I mentioned. They advocate for the minimum wage, creating unemployment. They
advocate for green jobs, jobs that destroy wealth and by extension greater real job creation as dictated by
consumers. They advocate for labor unions that end up wrecking the companies that created the labor in
the first place. They advocate for socialized medicine, which like all experiments in central planning
produces a worse and more costly service. They advocate for artificially cheap credit for things like
homes that end up distorting and crushing the economy. They advocate for affirmative action which
institutionalizes reverse racism and denigrates the people it purports to help by implying that those of a
certain background cannot make it on their own merits. In sum, they attack the free market and
individual liberty and as a result punish their communities with bankruptcy and decay.
Socialism has failed everywhere it has been tried, and it will continue to do so despite the best efforts of
the die-hard true believers in the Obama administration and the rest of the world. The most recent example
of this failure: Euro-Socialism is presently bankrupting the countries that embraced it in Europe.
This will result not only in more social and economic upheaval, but also the ultimate demise of the ill-conceived
European Union. The original and current proponents of socialism fail to take into account one very basic
but immutable factor: the fundamental nature of the human race.
Marxism: A Study In Slacker Mentality.
Marx is dead. Marxism on the other hand keeps coming back, like cancer, under a government controlled health
care plan. It is the carrot on the stick the elite uses to beat the people on the head with. It is called
many different things including progressivism. If America chooses this path, the people are choosing to
abandon the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and freedom. There is a difference between a Marxist and an
Anti-Marxist; Both have read the Communist Manifesto but only the Anti-Marxist understood it.
KGB Yesterday, Today, and
Tomorrow. [Scroll down] Most people believe that [communism] is dead. Some people,
particularly in the United States, believe that the idea of global socialism is dead. But it is not.
If you look at its development in Europe and Latin America, you see that there is now more socialism than ever
before. Because of public opinion, or rather, the media, political parties, political movements,
parliaments, and institutions are all becoming more and more socialist.
Good Night For Tyranny. The people who pledged to unite America have divided it to a point
not seen since the Civil War. The battle lines are drawn — not geographically, but
ideologically. On the one hand we have the "progressives" — leftists who align
themselves with other infamous Marxist tyrants who use the power of government to subjugate, tax,
and control its populace. Leftists who use class-envy warfare and promise free goodies to
parasitic masses who think the world owes them a living simply because they draw breath.
America's Political Crisis:
The American people instinctively sense that there is something terrible happening, something that is antithetical
to the indomitable spirit of benevolence, self-reliance, independence, and freedom that has characterized our
nation from its beginning. Our government has been hijacked by collectivist radicals whose every act is
designed to expand their power and chip away at our freedom. One never knows what new government fiat
may emerge on any given day, what its effects will be, and whose lives will be damaged for the benefit of what
purportedly needy segment of the population. This is the nature of the real crisis.
Reflections on the
Revolution in America: The present attempt to remake America is the effort of the liberal
well-to-do — highly educated at mostly private universities, nursed on three decades of postmodern
education, either with inherited wealth or earning top salaries, lifestyles of privilege indistinguishable from
those they decry as selfish, and immune from the dictates they impose on others.
The Truth About Progressives — aka
Marxists: To fully understand the progressive movement and their current rush to grab
one-sixth of the US economy via unconstitutional federal health care mandates, one must follow the trail
that leads from the Maoist Movement of the 60s that started in Berkley California, and the Marxist Movement
that has culminated in the joint venture between the Communist Party USA and Socialist Party USA, today's
Democratic Socialists of America.
It's Not Socialism, It's Communism. If you
felt a frisson of fear on news that the Senate had passed Obamacare the day before Christmas, then you now know
what it was and is like to live in a dictatorship. The voice of the people was ignored in a demonstration
of raw political power. ... Healthcare "reform" is not about uninsured Americans. It is not "socialism."
It is Communism, effectively putting the entire nation's healthcare system under state control.
Turning America Into a
Banana Republic. America was a democratic constitutional republic, governed by the rule of law,
a beacon of liberty to the entire world. But no more. After just one year of Barack Obama's
fundamental change, aided by the far left House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from San Francisco, and the easily
confused Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, America has been transformed from a Constitutional Republic
into a Banana Republic.
Does Obama Employ the Marxist Doctrine of
Creative Destruction? [Scroll down] Does Obama have something like a Cloward-Piven
principle in mind for shaking out resistance to his economic plans to force Americans to accept socialism
by necessity? The "Cloward-Piven Strategy" was designed by Columbia University professors Richard
Cloward and wife Frances Piven. Their strategy was simply a method used by leftists to encourage as
many eligible people as possible into signing up for all the social welfare programs available. This
is meant to then bankrupt the system. After this occurs, the plan is to push a country towards
socialism. But the general strategy can also be adapted to other methods of bankrupting a nation.
20 Most Miserable Cities. Guess what they all have in common. They're all controlled by
liberal Democrat politicians.
Democrats Don't Care about $9.7 Trillion Debt: [Scroll down slowly] Most Americans do not
understand the difference between liberal and left. They do not realize, for example, that there is no
major difference between the American Democratic Party and the leftist social democratic parties of Western
Europe. They do not know that from Karl Marx to Obama, the left (as opposed to liberals) has never
created wealth because it has never been interested in creating wealth; it is interested in redistributing
redefinition of the Constitution: The proponents of the most regressive idea of government
on the planet (Centralized control by a small group of elites who rule "for the people's own good") are
now relabeling themselves as "Today's Defender's of the Constitution."
Doctrines of the Left: Why is it that the doctrines of one leftist cause can be obtained
from another by simply cutting and pasting a few phrases? Because each activist is an anti-capitalist
who blames bourgeois privilege for the institutional oppression directed against the proletariat. In
American society, the left has decided that our proletariat should include people of color, women, homosexuals,
animals, and the environment, while the face of the bourgeoisie is that of a white, capitalist, Christian male.
Each leftist identifies with a specific cause, and collectively, they work to bring about a revolution
which will usher in our own imitation of the former Soviet Union.
Are Really 'Oppressives'. [Scroll down] Take the word "progressive," for example.
The very word is positive. Who can possibly be against progress, and how can stagnation or regression be
better than progress? While many of us know that Progressivism has led to some of the most brutal, violent,
oppressive regimes in the modern world, those who apply the term to themselves obviously do not see it in a
and Stuff: Socialism is the easiest thing you can romanticize, because it's a big fat exaggeration
of "sharing." As kids, we were always told to share, because sharing is good. ... Socialism has always
piggybacked on this notion: that it's just not right for you to have so much, when others have so little.
Never mind that you've earned what you've got, while the others sit around watching [television]. Socialism
is government forcing you to share your stuff with jerks.
The Left's Great Motivator:
Leftist ideologues comprising environmental extremists, progressives, liberals (the hijacked definition), socialists, and
communists believe that the ends justify the means -- that governance may use any means necessary to achieve
predetermined outcomes. Characteristics of the leftist ideology include a heavily regulated economy and/or
government owned industry, equal outcomes and economic leveling, multiculturalism, moral relativism, and the
perfection of mankind.
and Conservatives. When the Founders were drawing up plans for the Republic they looked
at the history of past republics and concluded that democracy was the least problematic form of government
but that it posed the danger of a populist tyranny. So they instituted a system of checks and balances
to guard against tyrannies of the majority and to provide the public with a cooling off period in which
their emotion driven agendas could be corrected by reflection. Progressives, by contrast, ... have
in their heads an image of what the future should look like based on emotion (hope and change), and they
discount the experience of past and present as products of ignorance, prejudice and selfish interests,
which they are determined to overcome.
Brother, can you spare a dime? They say you can't put the genie back in the bottle, and the
same goes for presidents. The voters summoned President Obama into existence with their chant of "Hope
and Change" and now he is poised to grant three wishes held dear by liberals: Unlimited health care for
all American citizens ... Unlimited citizenship for all American residents ... And unlimited government for
Is the Southern Poverty Law Center
Terrorizing Decent American Patriots? The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is very
influential in the current administration, almost single handedly responsible for defining "domestic
terrorists" for the Department of Homeland Security and ratcheting up the racial rhetoric like never
before in U.S. history, in the name of so-called "social justice."
The Transformation of the American Dream into
the American Nightmare: The left has made a specialty of demeaning the American Dream as
bourgeois, capitalist, exploitative, consumerist and middle classist. There is a reason for that since
the entire idea of the American Dream competes with the entire agenda of the left. The American Dream is
premised on the idea that social and economic mobility can be accomplished through less government and more
industry, rather than more government and less industry.
From this moment
on. The Left is not about principles. It is about itself. It is about power.
Now that President Obama has been politically weakened, look for the mask to come back on. The words of
sweet reason, the entreaties to "make a deal," and feigned affection will now make a surprise reappearance.
When the Left cannot rule, it will try to govern.
Crisis of the Government
Party. Democrats are the Party of Government. They feed it, and it feeds them. The larger
government grows, the more agencies that are created, the more bureaucrats who are hired, the more people who become
beneficiaries, the more deeply entrenched in power the Party of Government becomes. At the local, state and
federal level, there are 19 million to 20 million government employees. And if one takes only Social
Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps and earned income tax credits, we are talking of scores of millions who
depend on government checks for the necessities of their daily life.
Liberal Economic Illiteracy: It
doesn't matter one iota that there have been three major tax cuts initiated by three different
presidents since the 1960s — and every one of them resulted in increased revenue flowing into
federal coffers. It doesn't even matter that the largest one was passed, not by a Republican president,
but by Democrat John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Environmentalism Refuted: [Scroll down] Ignorance
of the ideas of [Ludwig] von Mises — the willful evasion of his ideas — has enabled the
last three generations of intellectuals to go on with the delusion that capitalism is an "anarchy of production,"
a system of rampant evil, utter madness, and continuous strife and conflict, while socialism is a system of
rational planning and order, of morality and justice, and the ultimate universal harmony of all mankind.
What Does 'Racial Socialism'
Sound Like to You? The United States today has slipped toward race-based socialism: That's the
true name for an overwhelming bias for one race above others, in employment, promotion, and educational opportunities.
Our media are constantly stirring the witch's brew of racial grievances, constantly making black people feel aggrieved
and white people feel accused. Our schools drive that lesson home with young and innocent kids in a totally
ruthless way. Repeat that for twelve years of schooling and TV, and you have a brainwashed kid.
The Government Still
Hasn't a Clue. Last month we saw the scientific climate experts exposed as conniving manipulators
in Climategate. On Christmas Eve, the United States Senate passed a health reform bill with 2,000 pages
of undigested expert ideas on gaming the health system with untested administrative rules and commissions. ... These
liberals, Progressives, or whatever they want to call themselves next are clueless.
The Left's End Times.
The global warming cult, in one sense, is the left's last stand: It's a lashing out at the human race for
all its perceived deficiencies, avarice, narrowness, and failings — or at least, that portion of
the human race that resides in the west. The human race stands in the docket accused of degrading the
world with the intent of destroying it. But the evidence doesn't bear out the charge. It is
instead the accuser who has and continues to destroy human life. It's the left that's intent
on making the end times a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Laughing at the Left.
If the consequences for this great nation of ours weren't so serious and the policies preferred
by the left weren't so dangerous, one would really laugh, almost uncontrollably, at the beliefs
and (il)logic of American liberals. Based on things they have actually said or done, here are
some of the things they really, truly seem to believe. They believe we can spend our way
out of debt. They believe taking money from one part of the economy to give to another part
somehow makes the economy bigger. They believe people who have never run a business can run
a business better than people who have spent their whole lives running businesses.
The Great Hate of the Left:
Why is it considered "hate" to oppose the left but considered "civil rights" to oppose the right? ... Why is
the Fairness Doctrine fair only if it shuts down the voices of conservatives? Why do the left call
themselves pro-choice when the only thing they choose to endorse is to kill an unborn or partially born baby?
Long March From California to Copenhagen. On the one, are those who believe personal freedom
and liberty trump egalitarianism and fraternity. ... On the other side are those who wish a large government
to ensure an equality of result. Their notion is that personal responsibility, talent, behavior, luck,
fate, etc. do not so much determine why one is well off and another not so.
Democrats trying to criminalize citizen journalism. An
amendment to a bill currently being considered by the Senate would deny ordinary citizens doing vital investigations
in the public interest the same legal protections as professional journalists. If it were to become law,
the change could significantly stifle important citizen journalism efforts similar to the recent ACORN exposé.
Lining of the Left in Power. There may be a major silver lining for conservatives and for America's
future thanks to the foreign and domestic policies of President Obama and the Democrat-controlled House and Senate:
For the first time in their lives, millions of Americans are coming to understand the left. It is difficult to
overstate how important this is.
Spare The Rod, Destroy America.
[Scroll down] Liberalism is a public cancer, and the sooner it is halted and their upside down policies are
made extinct, the sooner society can go about the business of building a better, more vibrant, and safer
America that provides unlimited opportunity for those who want to celebrate it.
lesson from the climate scandal. Liberalism, progressivism, post-modernism or whatever
you want to call the pathology, originated out of and is perpetrated upon fantasy far removed from
reality. The counter culture revolution which produced the current phenomenom known as liberalism
was based entirely upon make-believe. Specifically, the youth of the 1960s fancied themselves
somehow smarter, wiser and morally superior to their elders and all the tradition that preceded them.
Democrats' Quiet Changes Pile Up.
While President Barack Obama still faces stiff headwinds on a range of major legislation on his agenda, he
has been signing into law a slew of smaller initiatives that had gathered dust on the Democratic wish list
for years. Many of the bills had been blocked by Republicans who considered the measures unnecessary
expansions of government or too costly.
Hate: Another step downhill for modern liberalism. The left, which invented first "hate
speech" (opinions they didn't like) and then "hate crimes" (crimes judged less on the criminal's actions
than on what he was presumed to be thinking), has now gone on to its epiphany, which is "hate" defined not
by your words or deeds but by what other people have decided you really think. "Hate" is no longer
what you do or say, but what a liberal says that you think and projects on to you.
When Is a Person Not a Person?
[Scroll down slowly] When legal decisions come down to philosophical theories, it means there is no
fixed answer. That is why most socialist ideas rely on 'relativism'. It is an attitude to life
that refuses morality, refuses to penalise murder, and refuses to acknowledge that anyone other than yourself
has a right to life. It also refuses to accept there are absolutes, which, in itself, is an absurdity.
What's Wrong With
Socialism? In the late 1930s, the noted economist Friedrich Von Hayek wrote his landmark
pamphlet "Road to Serfdom," laying bare the diseased skeleton of socialist/utopian thought that had
permeated academia and the salons of his day. With an economy of words that showcased the significance
of his conclusion, he pointed out the Achilles heel of collectivist dogma: for a planned economy to
succeed, there must be central planners, who by necessity will insist on universal commitment to their
plan. How do you attain total commitment to a goal from a free people? Well, you don't.
If you don't think heavy regulation, elephantine bureaucracies, union rule and runaway spending amount to
poison for an economy, take a gander at what decades of such socialist policies have done to Greece.
Divide and Conquer. The
current Democratic Party overwhelmingly comprises interest groups that believe a powerful central government is
essential to guarantee their predetermined "equitable" outcomes. The Republican Party membership, in even
greater numbers, is dominated by those who believe government (per the founders) should be limited and the
rights of the individual paramount.
Myth of the Moderate Democrat. Don't assume that the 38 Democrats who voted against Nancy
Pelosi's extremist version of health care reform wouldn't have supported it if their votes had been needed.
The days before the final passage on Saturday were not filled with stirring appeals to get Democrats to back
the bill so much as an auction to decide whom to let off the hook.
We're Governed by
Callous Children. [Scroll down] Our federal government, from the White House through
Congress, and so many state and local governments, seems to be demonstrating every day that they cannot
make things better. They are not offering a new path, they are only offering old paths —
spend more, regulate more, tax more in an attempt to make us more healthy locally and nationally.
Freedom is Hard Work.
The great irony of America is that the maintenance of freedom is awfully hard work and with few exceptions, it's the work
of individuals, not the government. The Constitution was drafted to ensure that this was the case. It was
drafted to make government subject to the governed. Of course that means that the governed must do the hard civic
work of keeping government in check. That work is made all the harder by those who are determined, in their vast
ignorance, to have government impose equality-of-outcome across the social landscape. In short, those that argue for
wealth redistribution lead us toward tyranny.
Republicans Should Just Say
'No' to Democrats. There is nothing wrong with Republicans sticking to their principles and thwarting
Democrats attempts to grow government, increase taxes, socialize health care, and burden generations with deficit
spending. ... Without the Republicans rising up against the "my way or the highway" governing by the Democrats, we
would most certainly would have had a socialized health care system in place by now as well as a cap-and-trade bill
that would slap a tax on every American with increased energy costs.
The Saints of Socialism and the Religion of Radicalism.
The phenomenon of the quasi-religious worship of Obama is only shocking to those who fail to understand that socialism
is itself a religion.
and Job Creation ... or Not. I wonder what level of unemployment Democrats need before they
start considering actual rate cuts. A cut in the payroll tax would stimulate the economy instantly by
cutting the cost of employing people. Is that really too hard to understand?
Obama and the Last Hurrah of
Liberalism. The Democratic Party, at one time the self-declared defender of the little guy, has openly
declared war on small business and capitalism. The Democratic members of Congress have been revealed to be
indifferent to the voters, incapable of reading bills and fully in the pockets of liberal special interests groups.
Further the Administration has blithely declared a tripling of the national debt over the next 10 years as if it were
immaterial. President Obama has championed "health care reform" and a "carbon tax" in an attempt to control the
day-to-day lives of the American people. There are now 32 advisors (czars), to the President, most being
left-wing ideologues, with the power to implement his agenda, none of whom have been approved by the Senate.
Obama And The Great
Weaknesses Of Reasonable Men. The people who run the Democratic Party today are radical liberals
and Obama himself has more in common with Castro or Brezhnev than he does with, say John Kennedy or Harry
Truman — but a lot of the negatives about Obama, but those things are so alien to their way of
thinking that they can't truly believe he means what he says. He wants skyrocketing energy prices?
Can't be! He wants to bankrupt the coal industry! No way. ... He supported a complete ban on
handguns. That must have been a mistake!
Things That Republicans In D.C. Need To Understand: The Democrats are methodically destroying the future of
this country. They're running up an astronomical debt, they're taking over huge segments of the economy, and they're
going to annihilate the quality of medical care in this country with this health care bill.
Don't Call Them
Progressives. The Lefties are at it again. Having completely destroyed that fine word, "liberal,"
along with the enlightened 18th century sensibilities that went with it, they have now moved on like
locusts through the lexicon, and want to be called "progressives." An astonishing number of conservative
commentators are going along with it. Not me.
Liberalism: Because We Know
What's Best For You. [Scroll down] Liberal philosophers almost always believe there is a need for a
government solution to problems — a solution that they will design and that all average people should be
happy to follow. Their glass is almost always half-empty: America is broken, people are struggling,
we must look to Canada and Europe rather than inward for our solutions. The American dream? It is
lost for future generations unless we have more government involvement.
How Liberalism Exploits The Vulnerable.
Not knowing that she was on camera, this "community organizer" gave away the dirtiest of the dirty secrets of the
left. Herein lies the explanation of how and why major segments of America, particularly in urban areas, upon
becoming increasingly liberal over the past several decades, have become more lawless, more hopeless, and more
helpless. While claiming to "help the little guy," liberalism has a vested interest in keeping the "little
guy" oppressed and dependent. Only in such a state can he fulfill his intended role as a "resource" of the
illegals to get them health care. President Obama said this week that his health care plan won't cover illegal
immigrants, but argued that's all the more reason to legalize them and ensure they eventually do get coverage. He
also staked out a position that anyone in the country legally should be covered — a major break with the 1996
welfare reform bill, which limited most federal public assistance programs only to citizens and longtime immigrants.
Agenda Of A Liberal Congress: Some people in government have a very strange sense of morality.
They think that stealing from the wealthy to give to the poor is somehow a good thing to do. It is
actually highly immoral because not only is it theft pure and simple but it also punishes achievement,
rewards imprudence, strips ambition, and creates dependency. Too bad this ideology is held by those
who are irreligious yet use religious guilt to sell their agenda.
Infatuation with Crisis.
Periodically we are informed that there is an infrastructure crisis — roads, bridges, water lines,
school buildings, etc. are wearing out because they are getting older. The largely mythical "Hunger in
America" in the 1960s was a crisis which produced the Food Stamp Program, and now — with a straight
face! — Leftists' planners warn us that obesity is the most serious health problem of the poor.
Monumental levels of government "stimulus" spending was supposed to end the economic crisis (which could
never — of course — be the consequent of monumental levels of government spending in the
first place!) And now, of course, we face (whether we are deemed "smart" enough to see it or not) a
health care crisis.
How to Defeat the Left. The only way to
defeat the left — and I have failed in twenty years of arguing this to persuade conservatives — is
to turn the table around and attack their moral self-image. Leftists are in fact the enemies and oppressors
of women, children, gays, minorities and the poor, and conservatives should never confront them without
reminding them of this fact.
Irresponsibility: It is almost irresistible for conservatives to snicker as Democrats in
Massachusetts hold hearings and seek ways to justify an attempt to change the law in Massachusetts to
allow the Democratic governor of the Commonwealth to appoint a Democratic senator — presumably
available to vote for President Obama's initiatives. It was just a few years ago when Senator John
Kerry was running for president and the governor was a Republican that the Democratic state legislature
thought it imperative to change the law to prevent governors from appointing senators. It is just too
delicious, the hypocrisy too obvious, for conservatives to ignore.
They think you're stupid. If you vote
for them, they're right!
Quest into the Magic World of Anti-American Mythology. Short of stating it explicitly, elitism
implies that "the masses" are mindless, spiritless creatures without free will, always in need of the largesse
of the state, and for their own good the state ought to nationalize the country's resources in order to feed
its subjects. There is a reason why snobby elites on the Upper East Side of Manhattan generously donate
to leftist causes and support leftist politicians.
Domestically, it's a heart beating hotly for throttling American industry in the name of a cleaner environment.
For "energy independence" without expanded nuclear power. For a "stimulus package" (etc.) causing (in
for instance the fiscal year ending this fall) record-setting $2 trillion annual deficits. And
for the government running "reformed" banks, insurance companies, automobile manufacturers, and the nation's
health delivery system with all the efficiency of Amtrak and the Postal Service.
White House Character: It is
certain that many on the left who voted for Obama are pleased with his performance. After all, he has moved
this country toward socialism in more ways, at a much faster rate, and at far greater expense than any American
president in history. For those who idealize the redistribution of wealth, the dismantling of capitalism,
the hobbling of our industries with taxes and restrictions, the takeover of private companies by the federal
government, and total state control of our health care system, Obama has delivered in spades.
Change We Can Believe In. On Sunday [8/16/2009], administration officials started backing away
from their demand for a public insurance requirement. That's nice. But it is very possible that
something much bigger is afoot. As the woman said at the town hall, "I don't believe this is just health
care." Bailouts to banks, huge stimulus payoffs to special interests, nationalization of auto companies,
trillions in new debt, the ideological taxing of our great carbon energy supplies, unconscionable deficits
stealing from our grandchildren, Washington talk of health rationing, forced abortions, compulsory sterilization,
eugenics. Are you all Eurosocialists now?
Calibrating the President: [Scroll
down] On matters of social policy and attitudes, President Obama has not deviated even a half step from
the sentiments he expressed as Candidate Obama. Abortion is a right. Equality means affirmative
action. Our judges need to empathize. Racist words and actions are exclusively the province of
whites. Profiling is used against minorities. It is the liberal litany with which we've been
bombarded for about 40 years now, but never before have we heard it in such stark terms from the man
occupying Theodore Roosevelt's bully pulpit.
Us Versus Them. We are for freedom,
they are for coercion. We are for personal choice when other lives aren't at stake. They are for choice only
when the choice involves other lives being snuffed out. We are for personal responsibility enforced by self-restraint
and social norms. They are for responsibility imposed from without by government bureaucrats. We conservatives
are for the ideals that make America America. They, the liberals, are for transforming America into an imagined
utopia enforced by command and control, based on values alien to the great American tradition.
Organic Failure. Henry Waxman is at it
again. The Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade-climate change bill, which has been called the largest tax bill in history
because it would levy a national tax on energy use, narrowly passed the House in late June and is still pending in the
Senate, but the California Democrat has already moved on to his next bad idea: trying to save the nation's
populace by making farmlands sterile, so that only organic foods can be grown.
Running on empty.
American energy policy is in limbo. "Drill, baby, drill" still articulates a good policy direction, but the Obama
administration is outsourcing that policy, and our tax dollars, to Brazil. This is all while the White House is
ignoring public opinion by blocking domestic energy production. The mind boggles when trying to figure out why
the energy issue is still at issue at all.
about Democrats obstructing the flow of oil.
'Let them eat cake'
Democrats: The majority Democrats, intoxicated with power, are brimming with a haughty
self-righteousness that is now veering into a prideful arrogance and self-destructive narcissism. Having
misread their 2008 election victory as a mandate to push through liberalism on a grand scale, they are now
stunned by opposition to their radical plans. To them, the depth and intensity of the dissent is unexpected
and shocking. One thing about liberals: It doesn't even occur to them that there is another
side to an argument. They are so convinced of the righteousness of their own position that it doesn't dawn
on them that a reasonable person might have a different viewpoint.
Extort thy neighbor, or how to
ruin a nation. [Scroll down slowly] The other villain and the master at this extortion game is the
modern Democratic Party, which might as well rename itself the Parasite Party. The road to power for the Democratic
Party is by creating parasites of different groups, in essence, buying votes from the parasites by extorting from the
hosts. By doing so, they pit one group of citizens against another. They manipulate the human emotions of
compassion, greed, and envy for political gain. They make the claim to be compassionate, but never to anyone who
has worked hard to produce wealth for themselves, instead promote hatred and envy of them.
Islam and Monoculture: Some
of the most dysfunctional states and municipalities are the victims of single party arrogance and mismanagement.
The District of Columbia, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Newark, Cleveland, San Francisco and possibly all of the
state of California are examples.
Does someone have answers
to the questions?
I am perplexed about so many issues in the news that I can only ask questions today. Maybe
someone else has the answers.
• Why are the 10 poorest cities in America the ones that always elect Democrats to
public office? Is it because their solutions to problems is welfare, not work?
• Why is it considered desirable to register every uninformed voter to cancel out
the votes of informed, well-educated people?
• What does it mean when cities with strict gun control laws, like Chicago and
Washington, D.C., can't control gangs, drugs and shootings?
debate: It's about loyalty. Obama is a socialist, which means that his deepest
commitment is not to our nation but to the Internationalist Ruling Class. That is why the Left always
has to argue that Americans' love of country will kill off the rest of the world -- by global warming,
by overpopulation, any excuse will do. The fact that it's all lies proves the point: The Left must
lie in order to convince millions of Americans that their normal feelings of patriotism are evil.
Americans Are Beginning to Understand the
Left. The left everywhere seeks to make as big and powerful a state as possible. It does
so because only the state can redistribute society's wealth. And because only a strong and powerful
state can impose values on society. The idea of small government, the American ideal since its
inception, is the antithesis of the left's ideal. The cap-and-trade bill's control of American energy
and the ObamaCare takeover of American health care will mean an unprecedented expansion of the state.
Added to increased taxes and the individual becomes less and less significant as the state looms ever larger.
Liberalism and the Dumbing Down of
America. As Barack Obama spends day after day touring the world (how many days has he spent in the Oval
Office?), trashing America and taking the country on a trip to hell in a hand basket, the liberal electorate and fawning
media for the most part remain completely enthralled by the One. Although his poll numbers have dropped considerably,
liberals have yet to abandon ship as they remain strong supporters of the Dictator-in-Chief despite his anti-American agenda.
Cronkite Was A
Leftist, Not a "Liberal". The modern Left is the stalwart champion of: 1) group
rights rather than individual rights, as exemplified by its support for collective preferences — affirmative
action — based on such categories as race, ethnicity, gender, or national origin; 2) the
circumvention of law rather than the rule of law, as exemplified by its support for the edicts of activist
judges who legislate from the bench, and by its opposition to the enforcement of laws pertaining to immigration
and nondiscrimination; 3) the expansion of government rather than its diminution (by means of
ever-escalating taxes to fund a bloated welfare state, and to authorize government control over virtually every
aspect of human life — education, health care, day care, energy, etc.); and 4) the redistribution
of wealth (through steeply progressive taxes and mushrooming welfare programs), rather than its creation
through free-market capitalism.
None Dare Call It
Marxism. Though global communism has been defeated, there remains a strong contingent among us, whose nerve
center is the Democratic Party leadership under President Obama, committed to obliterating America's free market.
Without getting into the intricacies of Marxist theory, suffice it to say that at the core of this political and
economic philosophy is a belief in the historical class struggle.
Socialism is really
cannibalism. When I work, I use up hours of my life... my limited, mortal, human, physical life. The
money I am paid represents the life I expended to earn it. My pay — my wealth — is my labor. It
is the expenditure of some of my body's short, precious life on earth. So when someone takes my money,
they steal my hours of labor. They consume not only the fruits of my labor, but my labor itself, that
labor which is the very expenditure of my life. When someone loots and consumes the money I have earned,
they consume the part of my life devoted to producing what hey have taken.
Dream Agenda. The liberal onslaught comes in four parts: government-run health care,
a cap-and-trade carbon tax, a vast array of personal and business tax increases, and government authority
to seize financial institutions in addition to banks. This is the liberal dream agenda. If
passed, it would do what conservatives fear most. It would make America more like Europe, with
growing nanny statism and more reliance on government, considerably less on individuals.
Obama and the Liberal
Freeloader Culture. If you are a moderate — and that usually means you are not that
engaged in politics — why would you argue with a president who wants to improve access to health
care, expand educational opportunities, and do something about climate change? Don't we all want health
care, education, and a habitable planet? Of course we do. But isn't there a better way than
turning the United States into a nation of freeloaders ever searching for a "free" government program to
meet its needs?
2010. Next year's elections are going
to produce a political earthquake. That is because we currently suffer the most left-wing government in
our nation's history. After just 6 months in office, the flower children that rule Washington in
overwhelming numbers are already smashing through all records regarding federal taxes, spending, deficits, and
debt. Obama and his ultra-left Democrats adopted a so-called stimulus bill raising spending a trillion
dollars that never had a prayer of actually creating jobs and promoting long-term economic growth, because it
was based entirely on old-fashioned, brain dead, proven to fail, Keynesian economics.
Cap Taxes, Trade Congress.
While these Roman throwbacks [in Congress] attempt to save the planet, pagan style, so they can set up their Darwinian
nirvana on earth, the rest of us have enough sense not to try to make the state our church. While we, in the other
America, use reason to guide our decisions, Nancy Pelosi actually seems to think she's the reincarnation of some pagan
goddess on a mission to save the planet. ... Meanwhile, New England has just reported the coldest June on record,
while the Global Warming hoax is revealed as a pile of pure poppycock by more real scientists every single day.
This Congress and their pagan-god delusions have got to go. Has ever a more witless group reigned from on high in
such vainglorious fashion?
The Plan For Socialist
World Government. While meaningless United Nations hand-wringing over the North Korean nuclear
weapons program garnered the headlines, the world body is moving ahead with a global conference to lay the
groundwork for world government financed by global taxes. The communist head of the U.N. General
Assembly is leading the effort, but he is getting crucial support from "progressive" economists who advise
the Obama Administration and the Democratic Party.
20 Hypocrisies Of
Liberalism: Liberals believe that... [#1] ...it's impossible to come to any sort of reasonable
compromise with conservatives on anything, but that we can fix our problems with nations like Iran and North Korea
by just sitting down and talking things out. [#2] ...they're the most compassionate people in society.
Yet, in study after study, you find that conservatives give more of their money to charity than liberals.
[#3] ...they're not racist despite the fact that they consistently support policies that have been several
orders of magnitude more devastating to black Americans than the Ku Klux Klan.
Our New President's Three Top Priorities: Government Cures for Problems Caused by Government.
liberal solution is always more government. President Obama repeatedly emphasized as a candidate
that his three top priorities as President would be health care, energy and education. ... This would seem to
relegate to secondary importance such "minor" issues as: Islamic fundamentalism and its assault on Western
Civilization; runaway entitlement programs that threaten to bankrupt the nation; a bloated federal government,
massive deficits, a rapidly expanding money supply that portends severe inflation and a crippled economy, all
of which threaten to do likewise; out of control illegal immigration, augmented by tens of millions of poorly
assimilated minorities that weaken the cultural fabric of our society; and a profound ignorance among our
citizens of the founding principles upon which our country was established.
Era of Bipartisan Support for Israel is Over. The best days of Democrat support for Israel have now passed.
The evidence is abundant and clear that the importance of Israel's existence and well-being has become secondary to the
political idolatry of many Jewish-American Democrats. Furthermore, many Jewish voters who do have Israel's best
interests among their priorities are too often duped by the maze of activists and institutions that use Jewish concepts
and credentials to manipulate support for their liberal agenda.
Powerful Democrat Calls Illegal Aliens 'Free
Loaders and Scam Artists'. Most liberals regard illegal aliens as "Undocumented Democrats" and
a veritable gold mine of opportunity for holding on to political power by coddling to those here unlawfully.
For that reason, most Democrat politicians have abandoned patriotic concern about homeland security, the rule of
law, stability of the American economy and social order, and preservation of American language and culture.
In fact, one can search high and low for a liberal with a patriotic, pro-America stance on illegal immigration,
and that search will usually be futile.
Aren't the Extremists. Conservatives are not the ones who sermonize about tolerance yet demonstrate
intolerance toward conservative and Christian thought; support exterminating babies in the womb; apologize the
world over for America; or gut the military and missile defense because of some dangerously egotistical notion
that they have the magic to turn evil into goodness with their charisma and eloquence or, even worse, because
they refuse to recognize evil in the world, except as emanating from the United States.
paid-vacation bill introduced. Mandatory paid sick leave has been grabbing headlines, but now Florida
Democrat Congressman Alan Grayson has introduced a bill that would require employers nationwide to provide paid
Anti-American Party in Power vs. Whom?
At this point, every American knows that today's Democrat Party is the anti-American political party in the
United States. Run by the Democratic Socialists of America and their Progressive Caucus, funded by the
anti-free market international proletariat cabal, DNC collectivism for the greater communal good rules
You Might Not Be A
Republican. If you think a presidential campaign revolving around "hope", "change" and "yes we can" is the
mark of intellectual gravitas, you might not be a Republican. If you think the man who called his own grandmother
a "typical white person" has transcended race, you might not be a Republican. If you think a $459 billion
deficit under a Republican is irresponsible, but a $1,845 billion deficit under a Democrat is responsible, you might
not be a Republican.
is Liberalism's "Canary in the Coal Mine". If residents of the other 49 states haven't focused on
California's plight yet, they should. In a real sense, California has become liberalism's "canary in the coal
mine." It is an instructive — and frightening — warning of the toll exacted
by the kind of leftism now in vogue in Washington, D.C.. Put simply, California is in desperate fiscal
straits because it has become a place where government works for only two constituencies: Those who need
public assistance, and unions. Sacramento is so busy responding to the needs of the one and the demands of
the other that the legitimate expectations of regular, taxpaying citizens have been completely ignored.
Enemy Within. Feeling as I do about Barack Obama, it's only natural that I would look for people
to blame for putting him in the Oval Office. I mean, aside from the 63 million oafs who actually
voted for the guy. The first villains who come to mind are members of the media who are still, in the
words of Bernard Goldberg, slobbering over him. But I have come up with another group of troublemakers.
They're the folks who came up with the cockamamie primary system.
What's in a name? Liberals, er,
progressives, hope victory. About as many left-of-center political groups in the nation's
capital call themselves liberals these days as say they're Whigs. Instead, they call themselves
"progressives." What progressive means is "pretty murky," political historian Alan Brinkley said.
Still, murky is a big improvement over "liberal," a mainstream term in the '60s that conservatives reduced
to a dirty word in the '80s.
Not Gonna Write About It.
Everywhere one looks in Congress there are bills being lined up with tiny provision after tiny provision that
harm entrepreneurs, enrich union bosses and plaintiffs' attorneys at the expense of the rest of the populace,
punish productivity, undermine our cultural heritage and cultural literacy, expand the leviathan state,
eliminate private choices and responsibility, and whittle away at free speech or other rights and privileges
of citizenship. And the vast majority of those provisions will pass, by hook or quite often by crook,
with our president and our speaker and Majority Leader Harry Reid ignoring every rule or pledge or promise
they need to ignore in order to get their way.
Alan Grayson to introduce Paid Vacation
Act. Rep. Alan Grayson was standing in the middle of Disney World when it hit him: What Americans
really need is a week of paid vacation. So on Thursday [5/21/2009], the Florida Democrat will introduce the Paid
Vacation Act — legislation that would be the first to make paid vacation time a requirement
under federal law.
Now Is the Time to Put
Aside Childish Things. Today's Democratic party is overwhelmingly made up of interest groups that
believe a powerful central government, overseen by them, is essential to guarantee equitable outcomes. The
Republican party membership, in even greater numbers, is dominated by those who believe government (per the
founders) should be limited and the rights of the individual paramount. ... The membership of the Republican
Party is overwhelmingly conservative leaning, the Democratic Party socialist.
there's 17 'socialists' in House. Rep. Spencer Bachus, the top Republican on the Financial Services
Committee, told a hometown crowd in Alabama today [4/9/2009] he believes there are several socialists in the House.
Actually, he says there are exactly 17 socialists in the House of Representatives[,] according to the Birmingham News.
liberal arrogance will be his undoing. The most remarkable, or certainly the least remarked on,
aspect of Barack Obama's first 100 days has been the infectious arrogance of his presidency. There's
no denying that this is liberalism's greatest opportunity for wish fulfillment since at least 1964. But
to listen to Democrats, the only check on their ambition is the limits of their imaginations.
How to Wreck the American
Economy: Instead of creating a positive business environment in the United States, we are doing everything
possible to become fully uncompetitive in the world market.  The corporate income tax (state and federal)
is among the highest in the world.  Litigation and legal costs are unprecedented anywhere and yet the current
administration passes and proposes more measures which will result in additional expenses from the filing of specious
lawsuits.  The prospect of the "Union Card Check" bill passing is real and will result in placing even
more financial and operational burdens on U.S. businesses.
Are Two Irreconcilable Americas. The left wants America to look as much like Western European
countries as possible. The left wants Europe's quasi-pacifism, cradle-to-grave socialism, egalitarianism
and secularism in America. The right wants none of those values to dominate America. The left wants
America not only to have a secular government, but to have a secular society. The left feels that if
people want to be religious, they should do so at home and in their houses of prayer, but never try to inject
their religious values into society.
Never Be a Middle Ground. President Obama campaigned on uniting the country and creating a post-partisan
environment. Watching the differences displayed this past week regarding the release of the CIA memos about
interrogation techniques; it is quite evident we will never bridge the gulf that divides us.
White House Becomes Gay Rights Central.
Evil Concealed By
Money. Evil acts can be given an aura of moral legitimacy by noble-sounding socialistic expressions
such as spreading the wealth, income redistribution or caring for the less fortunate. Let's think about
socialism. ... This is why socialism is evil. It employs evil means, coercion or taking the property of
one person, to accomplish good ends, helping one's fellow man. Helping one's fellow man in need, by
reaching into one's own pockets, is a laudable and praiseworthy goal. Doing the same through coercion
and reaching into another's pockets has no redeeming features and is worthy of condemnation.
Brave New America. If you wanted to turn the United States of America into a socialist
country, what strategy would you adopt? Joseph Stalin, the world's top communist from 1924 to
1953, is reputed to have advocated the following strategy to William Z. Foster, leader of the
Communist Party U.S.A.: "Work for more government intervention and control of the business
activities of the people. In this way the American people will accept Communism without knowing
it." Stalin would be pleased with the trend in America since he dispensed that advice. He
would be positively delighted with the recent partial nationalizations of the housing, mortgage,
financial, and insurance industries during the Crash of 2008. He would be even more thrilled
by the future prospects for socialism in America.
Freedom and the Left.
Most people on the left are not opposed to freedom. They are just in favor of all sorts of things that are
incompatible with freedom. ... One of the most innocent-sounding examples of the left's many impositions of its vision on
others is the widespread requirement by schools and by college admissions committees that students do "community service."
There are high schools across the country from which you cannot graduate, and colleges where your application for admission
will not be accepted, unless you have engaged in activities arbitrarily defined as "community service."
Defending American Liberty: It's still
about Communism. Hard-boiled revolutionaries are predominating the Left-wing of the Democrat
Party. Progressivism, Environmentalism, Higher Education, Teachers' Unions, Activist Organizations
like ACORN, the AARP, Organized Labor and Government Workers' Unions have all adopted the "mass" politics
techniques of classical Marxism. Examples, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, are just a tip on that
iceberg; extreme Leftists in powerful and prestigious positions in American Education.
Am Not a Liberal: I believe that the levels of taxation advocated by liberals render those
taxes a veiled form of theft. "Give me more than half of your honestly earned money or you will be
arrested" is legalized thievery.
I believe that the United States of America, from its inception,
has been based on the Judeo-Christian value system, not secular Enlightenment values alone, and therefore
the secularization of American society will lead to the collapse of America as a great country.
Reasons You Might Be a Liberal. You'd be more upset about your favorite candidate being
endorsed by the NRA than the Communist Party. You think the same criminals who use guns in the
commission of a crime will just hand them over to comply with the law if guns are made illegal. ... You
put a higher priority on oil pipelines possibly inconveniencing a few caribou than you do on lowering
the price of gas for everyone in the country by drilling ANWR.
A President Who Needs Misery. Democrats
are, more than anything else, power junkies. The morals of society, the welfare of others, the hopes of
posterity — all these mean nothing next to the pure political power of right now. The normal
assumption is that political parties that create prosperity win political power, but that is not an entirely
accurate assumption. FDR gained more political power when the nation careened into deeper dependence,
deeper poverty, and deeper debt.
Coming War on Sovereignty. While the term "sovereignty" has acquired many, often inconsistent,
definitions, Americans have historically understood it to mean our collective right to govern ourselves within
our Constitutional framework. Today's liberal elite, by contrast, sees sovereignty as something much
more abstract and less tangible, and thus a prize of less value to individual citizens than it once might
It is hardly surprising that young people prefer the political Left. The only reason for rejecting the
Left's vision is that the real world in which we live is very different from the world that the Left perceives
today or envisions for tomorrow. Most of us learn that from experience — but experience is
precisely what the young are lacking. "Experience" is often just a fancy word for the mistakes that we
belatedly realized we were making, only after the realities of the world made us pay a painful price for
Mixing It Up With
Left-Wingers. The fact is, I am always dealing with issues, be it the left's adoration of the U.N.; their
cockeyed belief in man-made global warming; their constant attacks on the first two amendments; their intolerance of
Christian traditions and symbols, which, by the way, relies entirely on an intentional misreading of the Constitution,
a document which does not and never has contained the words "separation of church and state"; their contempt for the
U.S. military; the alleged supremacy of gay, Islamic and illegal alien, rights; their opposition to capital punishment;
their support of judges who legislate from the bench; and their affinity for professors and journalists who feel their
duty is to indoctrinate rather than educate or report.
California's Suicide. [Scroll down] Californians count on the wealth of farming but would
prefer their rivers to remain wild rather than tapped. They like tasteful redwood decks but demand
someone else fell their trees for the wood. Californians drive imported SUVs but would rather that you
drill for oil off your shores rather than they off theirs. They pride themselves on their liberal
welfare programs, but drive out with confiscatory taxes the few left to pay for them. Californians
expect cheap imported labor to tend their lawns and clean their houses, but are incensed at sky-high welfare
and entitlement costs that accompany illegal immigration. Lock 'em up, they say — but the
state is bankrupted by new prisons, constant inmate lawsuits, and unionized employees. In short, after
Californians sue, restrict, mandate, obstruct, and lecture, they also get angry that there is suddenly not
enough food, fuel, water, and money to act like the gods that they think they have become.
The Plundering and Looting of America's Roots.
The core of the American people still believe in the foundation of constitutional freedom. With few exceptions, the
heartland of America is predominantly conservative. It is only in the high-dense urban centers, in big cities,
on our three coasts and in and around the Great Lakes region, who are hopelessly dependent on government, that
continuously vote to keep the socialists in office, who continuously pass legislation to keep the big city's "pig
trough" full. Big cities are also bastions of radical environmentalism and multi-culturalism. Their heavy
vote-majority perpetuates these un-American and in many cases, unconstitutional policies.
This Week's Endless Global Warming Sitcom.
Liberals have created a catastrophe from which only they can save us. But an actual solution would ruin all the
fun — and destroy liberal employment prospects in the mass hysteria industry. So the goal of global warming
proponents is to give the issue a cameo in every possible scene playing out on the world stage.
We Can't Afford the Democrats' Platform. Most
of the Democratic Platform consists of promising benefits that will cost already burdened taxpayers aplenty. There's
no mention of how these extravagant handouts will be paid for. For example, the Democratic Platform enthusiastically
endorses the incredibly extravagant worldwide handouts in the bill sponsored by Barack Obama called "the U.S. Millennium
Development Goals, which aim to cut extreme poverty in half by 2015." The Platform promises to "double our annual
investment in meeting these challenges to $50 billion by 2012."
The New Landlord. Get
ready for national park access by mass transit in order to minimize automobile usage. Yosemite, Zion,
and Grand Canyon have already instituted shuttle bus services, with Yosemite boasting nine routes. Nothing
scares the Chambers of Commerce of "Gateway communities" around Yellowstone more than the idea of having to
tell tourists they can't drive on the Park's extensive highway system. But the green dream calls for
car-free national parks. [No snowmobiles, RVs, or motorcycles.]
Change Our Public Schools Need.
Democrats are fervent supporters of public education, and the party genuinely wants to help disadvantaged kids
stuck in bad schools. But it resists bold action. It is immobilized. Impotent. The explanation
lies in its longstanding alliance with the teachers' unions — which, with more than three million members,
tons of money and legions of activists, are among the most powerful groups in American politics. The
Democrats benefit enormously from all this firepower, and they know what they need to do to keep it. They
need to stay inside the box.
Lightness of Barney. One reason nobody takes Democrats seriously on matters of national security
are statements like those of Representative Barney Frank (D-Mass.) to the effect that he wants to cut the
Defense budget by a mind-numbing 25 percent in order to reduce the deficit and to pay for programs he
and his Democratic colleagues hold near and dear to their hearts.
The Editor says...
For those of you who attended public schools and have never read the Constitution, let me clarify one
point: National defense is one of the few federal activities authorized by the Constitution.
Other authorized functions include delivering the mail, making coins, conducting a decennial census, and
fighting piracy. Such things as food stamps, homeless shelters, Social Security and even education are
supposed to be left up to the states, or to the people, according to the U.S. Constitution, as amended.
Democide: It will come as
no news to readers of this site that liberal policies tend to fail. But some of them fail
catastrophically. And when they do, they kill. They kill in large numbers. They have
been killing for decades, and they will continue to kill for as long as we allow it. ... Liberals have
turned their backs on the price of their gaudy little dreams. They have walked away from their
failures and their victims, all the while posing as the humane, the decent, the moral superior. It's
time for that mask to come off.
Department of Peace: National Suicide or a Joke? Congress soon may add a new bureaucracy to
the Federal Government. And this would not be another run-of-the-mill bureaucracy but a perilous threat
to America's future. Representative Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH) has proposed H.R. 808, the
Department of Peace and Non-Violence Act. The bill would establish a "Department of Peace and
Non-Violence ... headed by a Secretary of Peace and Nonviolence appointed by the President with the
advice and consent of the Senate."
socialism matters. Regardless of Obama's presumed good intentions, socialism always
brings a society to a bad ending. I don't want to believe that Americans who live in a free
society that allows people to think what they will, do what they want, and succeed if they can, will
willingly hand themselves over to the socialist ideology. They must therefore be reminded,
again and again and again, that socialism isn't just another political party; it's the death
knell to freedom.
Spread the Wealth Around. By now everybody has heard of Joe the plumber. It was Joe that Barack
Obama told that it was government's job to "spread the wealth around" — Joe's wealth — in order to
build the economy from the bottom up. ... The only problem is that economies don't really work that
way. Job creation and the real sources of wealth generation have never and will never come from
government taking money from some people in order to give it to others.
Financial Affirmative Action:
After [the Community Reinvestment Act] came into effect, Saul Alinsky-inspired "community organizer" groups such as
Greenlining, ACORN, and National Council of La Raza got into the shakedown business. They preach the hateful
class-warfare rhetoric of their fellow community organizers Jeremiah Wright, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Michael
Pfleger. They rage against capitalism and demand crushing taxes and aggressive wealth redistribution programs.
They demand more government spending on social programs, a higher minimum wage, and gun control.
Move Left On Abortion. It seems as if the Democrats have accomplished the impossible:
They have moved to the left on abortion. On the party's platform, the Democrats dropped the
words "safe, legal and rare," the phrase used most famously by both Bill and Hillary Clinton to signal
moderation on the issue. The Democrats also added the modifier "unequivocally" to strengthen their
support for abortion rights.
The Prophet Obama, Global Leader of Godless
Leftism. Obama believes in the god of Marx. He believes, as well, that he is the great
prophet of this secular religion. People in less sophisticated areas of our nation may cling to the
God of the Bible, but Obama, like other European Leftists, knows that Das Kapital is the only Holy Scripture
which is eternally and immutably true. Obama has studied the writings of fanatical monks like Saul
Alinsky, and taken to heart their message of winning at all cost.
Investors' Real Fear: A
Socialist Tsunami. Right now it looks like the U.S., which built the mightiest, most
prosperous economy the world has ever known, is about to turn its back on the free-enterprise system
that made it all possible. It isn't only that the most anti-capitalist politician ever nominated
by a major party is favored to take the White House. It's that he'll also have a filibuster-proof
Congress led by politicians who are almost as liberal.
The Media's Vendetta Against Palin:
What liberals are after today are not the economic liberalism of the 1930s or civil rights of the 1960s.
They want a complete overhaul of American social values. They want to redefine marriage, the military, the
work place, religion — in other words, the nation's values. The pro-life, pro-gun Palin,
age 44, is the first conservative on the scene since Reagan who can threaten that agenda with a
political counter-insurgency. She must be stopped.
Fully invested in your
misery. Obama seems happier these days. It is almost as if the disembodied spirit of his
mentor, Saul Alinsky, is watching and smiling. Americans are suffering. Losses in the stock market,
panic in the financial market, pain at the gas pump and in the grocery -- all these miseries of average
Americans are a delicious narcotic to socialists like Barack Obama. What was the historic maxim of the
Left? "The worse, the better." Alinsky said that if there was an afterlife, "I will unreservedly
choose to go to hell." This is the man whose mind guides Obama's thoughts.
Let's See the Votes. Here is
information and a list of votes compiled by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranging from 1995 to 2008, on
off-shore drilling and drilling in ANWR. Take a look and decide for yourself who is to blame for
stopping drilling in the OCS and in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR).
Jersey is a leading liberal state. Paid family leave. The abolition of the death penalty. An
apology for slavery. Any way you look at it, New Jersey appears to be forging a new path for liberal public
The Garden State is one of only a handful to recognize civil unions for gay couples.
The Legislature is debating universal health care, even in the midst of a debilitating fiscal crunch.
the 'L' Word: Mr. Obama needs to inoculate himself against the claim that he's a liberal.
For the past quarter-century it has been consistently the most effective charge made by Republicans against
Democrats. America is a center-right country and in modern times has not elected a thoroughgoing liberal
as president (Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton ran as moderate Democrats). The problem is that, by any
reasonable standard, Mr. Obama is an orthodox liberal.
Now, can we call them
"socialists"? Conservatives are suicidally polite. We feel bound to act nice, and so we go
along with whatever euphemism the Left chooses for itself. On their side, Democrats loudly argue for truth
in advertising for baldness cures — but not in the marketplace of political ideas, where
telling the truth is a lot more important. That is why the Left constantly seeks new PR labels to
Just Don't Call It Socialism.
In the survey of 856 adults taken Aug. 4-9, Obama supporters overwhelmingly backed an economic system that
"emphasizes private property and free markets" — in other words, the capitalist model we have now.
backers by 59% to 15% turned thumbs-down on a socialist system that "emphasizes government control or ownership of
industries and the economy." Yet, when also asked if they personally believe "the government should control or
own key industries such as health care and energy," 40% of Obama supporters said yes and 31% said no.
Obama the Harvard Lawyer.
Americans generally frown upon lawyers (studies have shown only the media ranks below lawyers in consumer
confidence). The Obama ticket consists of not one, but two lawyers. Senator Joe Biden graduated
from Syracuse Law School, which almost expelled him for plagiarism. In Congress, Senator Biden is also
a known ally of trial lawyers, an important Democratic constituency.
Why Do We Call Them 'Democrats'?
We all knew it even though Democrat spokespersons denied it. Worried that the negative connotations would affect their
electability and their eyes glued to the capricious winds of public opinion, they invented new words for the old ideology
such as progressivism and communitarianism. Apparently, the camouflage is no longer needed. The masks are off.
They now openly call for the nationalization of private business, the establishment of universal entitlements and increased
taxation to pay for them. Why worry about socialist labels?
The Sweet Illusion Of
Socialism: "The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism," said Norman Thomas, a
U.S. Socialist Party presidential candidate in the 1940s. "But under the name of 'liberalism,' they
will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day, America will be a socialist nation,
without knowing how it happened."
Sheep in Sheep's Clothing. Similar
to communism, socialism, fascism, and religious voodooism, liberalism is a political cancer designed to control
you, not liberate you. Liberalism is based upon the theory that government — and lots of
it — knows better than you what is best for you. Liberals believe you are too stupid to
make wise decisions for yourself.
Democratic Party is growing
more liberal. The Democratic Party is growing more liberal for the first time in
a generation. It's more antiwar than at any time since 1972. Support is growing for
such traditionally liberal values as using the federal government to help the poor. And
40 percent of Democrats now call themselves liberal, the highest in more than three
decades and twice the low-water mark recorded as the conservative Reagan revolution swept the
country in the early 1980s.
When: A liberal President joins forces with the liberal majority in Congress, your taxes will go up,
capitalism and success will be increasingly assailed, wind-fall profits taxes will become doctrine, Jimmy
Carter-like interest rates will be revisited, English will become an optional language, the unborn will be at
greater risk, terrorists will be treated like criminals, the Patriot Act will be abolished, border security
will be even more of an afterthought, the Supreme Court will be gerrymandered left, the 2nd Amendment will
come under renewed attack, and political correctness will be the law of the land.
Democratic Platform Calls for
Homosexuals in the Military. The national platform approved at a Democratic Platform Committee
meeting in Pittsburgh on Saturday [8/9/2008] includes language that calls for repealing the "Don't Ask, Don't
Tell" policy implemented by Democratic President Bill Clinton and for allowing homosexuals to serve openly in
Stop the War
on Poor Families. As Democratic Party delegates gather in Denver, America is repeatedly being
told that we must transform our economy to "green" energy. Our future is in wind and solar, liberal
Democrats and environmental activists insist. Oil, gas, coal and nuclear must go. American
citizens vigorously disagree. They know fossil and nuclear fuels built this country and created health
and living standards unprecedented in history. Over two-thirds support increased drilling.
alliance: It is now clear that there are indeed three distinct parties corralled under
the donkey symbol, including "fiscally conservative" Blue Dogs, traditional Democrats and extreme-leftist
liberals, like [Cindy] Sheehan — who touts as her reason for running Mrs. Pelosi's failure to attempt an
impeachment vote against President Bush. There may actually be four if you consider the "Clintonites" wing
that still refuses to support Barack Obama's Democratic nomination.
Naive Berlin Speech: I have long believed that many liberals recognize evils only after the
evil has been vanquished. Today, Democrats like Obama in his speech, regularly revile Communism.
But from the late 1960s until the end of the Cold War they rarely judged Communism. They judged
anti-Communists. Liberal Democrats routinely call Communism evil today, but when it was actually
a threat, they reviled those who called Communism evil.
A Bleak Future. Imagine an
America where the government decides what profits are acceptable. Imagine our country with the oil industry
nationalized. Impossible? Not with Democrats in control of Washington.
Oil industry takeovers are
disastrous. Does [Rep. Maxine] Waters really want the U.S. to go the way of Venezuela, Iran, Bolivia or
Mexico? Those nations that have nationalized their domestic oil operations and have suffered economically
because of it.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama want to raise the price of oil, as well as most everything else, and lower the value of the pension
and mutual funds that union members and retirees depend on. Of course, they don't describe their plan that way.
Instead, they call for a windfall-profits tax on the oil companies. But it's the same thing. Taxing a "windfall"
sounds appealing, but stock prices are based on expected profits.
Oil companies spend more on
taxes than on oil supply development. If I didn't know better, I would think the Democrats are really trying
to lose this election. First they offered up the cap and trade global warming bill in the Senate that was quickly
withdrawn when they realized what a debacle they were creating for themselves. Then this week they planned to use a
windfall profits tax to vilify the oil companies and distract the public from their negligence and malfeasance for failing
to enact laws and make policies to encourage the production and distribution of the life-blood of the nation — oil.
The Marxist tactic of Crisis
revolution: Sadly, this practice of creating a crisis in order to implement a solution has become a staple in today's Democratic Party.
Although each individual Democrat may not hold Marxism/Leninism as his or her political and ideological paradigm, many
Democrats in Congress hold to the resulting methodology and have adopted passing legislation as their method for
revolution and their solution for every type of crisis known to man, be it healthcare, the environment, gun violence or
energy problems. For the Democrats, every crisis is but a segue toward the passage of more and more legislation, furthering
the revolution while enslaving the very people they claim to be liberating.
Perhaps nowhere outside academia itself have the deconstructionists had more powerful sway than within the
once-august body that calls itself the Democratic Party. I have, myself, for years now refused to bestow
the adjective, democratic, upon the Democrat Party. It has been so thoroughly infiltrated since
the early 70s by leftist deconstructionists that it has become a thoroughly undemocratic institution,
giving heaps of advantage to everyone other than white males, and has thusly reduced itself to a
committee dictatorially run by a rainbow proletariat. The dictatorship of the minorities. How
democratic is that?
Paid sick leave bill latest
assault on business. Who are these San Francisco Democrats kidding? There is a reason no state has
adopted such a law: It would place a vast burden on small businesses. It's not just the cost of having to give
one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked. Paperwork bills alone would wipe out the profit margin for many
employers with a handful of workers.
Democrats. Listen closely to all those cheers for newly crowned nominee Barack Obama, and in the
background you'll catch the notes of a funeral march. Resting, if not in peace, are the New Democrats.
The Illinois senator's primary victory marked the end of many things, and one looks to be his party's 20-year
experiment with ideological centrism.
From Breadbasket to
Basket Case: As the presidential campaign drones on, Barack Obama and the Democrats are fleshing
out the promise of "change" with some specific, big-government policy proposals. Many are familiar,
perhaps because they already have been tried — in Argentina. That country has gone from South
American breadbasket to world-class basket case.
From nationalized health care and government-owned
refineries to punishing taxes on the rich, Argentina has been there, done that.
Obama, Shaman. Unlike the English Whigs and the
American Founders, the modern liberal regards suffering not as an unavoidable element of life but as an aberration to be
corrected by up-to-date political, economic, and hygienic arrangements. Rather than acknowledge the limitations of
our condition, the liberal continually contrives panaceas that will enable us to transcend it. Barack Obama, in
taking up the part of regenerative healer, is the latest panacea.
Constitutional Literacy at Risk.
Hillary Clinton has said that, "The genius of the Constitution is that it can expand as our hearts do."
Call it Thelma and Louise meet the Constitution. Her rival for the nomination, who is currently much
closer to it than she is, says, "The genius of our founders is that they created a system of government that
can be changed." This is a particularly interesting observation for the putative Democratic standard
bearer who frequently reminds audiences of his background in constitutional law.
Weaknesses Off Limits to Hillary. Poor Hillary. She can't afford to attack Obama where he's
vulnerable, but she can't afford not to. Even if she does, it's likely it won't resonate with a leftist
base made to order for Obama. Worse yet, it's probably too late anyway. The irony is that if Hillary
had been willing to be who she really is — an antiwar leftist — she'd probably be in the
driver's seat right now. But her calculated and inconsistent shift to the center several years ago in
anticipation of a general election created a gigantic Obama-shaped hole on the left.
Obama: 'Most liberal?'.
The NYT looks at the National Journal rating of Obama as the most liberal member of the Senate and the fallout
it could cause. "In many ways, the Obama campaign is challenging the fundamental political premise that
has prevailed in Washington for more than a generation: that any majority coalition must be carefully
centrist, if not center-right.
Crooner Election. I think what we are watching in the Democratic primary is historic. First,
there has not been a candidate nominated for President more liberal than Barack Obama since George
McGovern — not Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, Clinton, Gore, or Kerry. This is unapologetic
liberalism in the classic European-socialist sense, and for the first time in many years we will see its
envisioned agendas without Clintonian trimming or apologetics — the flip side of the purist
Goldwater in 1964. Obama will put the best face on this ultra-liberalism and the voters can freely
decide. A real cut-and-dry choice.
Imitators: Part III. Some of the people who are most adamant against outsourcing economic
activity from the United States to other countries often seem to think we should outsource our foreign policy
to "world opinion" or act only in conjunction "with our NATO allies." Like so many things that are said
when it comes to public policy, there is very little attention paid to the actual track record of "world
opinion" or of "our NATO allies." Often there is a blanket assumption that European countries are just
so much more sophisticated than American "cowboys."
What Democrats believe: As the
coronation of "The One" draws near, it might be useful to summarize the most important things that Barack
Obama and those who will be crowning him in Denver agree upon.
The Disgrace of
Liberalism: The Democrats' 1968 Chicago convention marked the end of classical liberalism.
Media coverage revealed American liberals as incapable of controlling their own constituency, much less
directing a country.
Instead of joining the Whigs and Know-Nothings in historical oblivion, liberalism
surrendered to its internal rebels, the Democratic Party's left wing, indistinguishable in beliefs and intent
from any hardcore socialist party on the international scene. In 1972, they ran one of their own, George
McGovern who in 1948 had served as delegate for communist front-man Henry Wallace) for the presidency.
The End of a Free Republic.
[Scroll down] Yet this is exactly what today's Democrats have chosen. They have bought into the
ideas of Marx, Lenin and Stalin, that the "greater communal good" of the working class (proletariat) trumps
individual freedom and liberty. Individuals have neither the right to fail or succeed. As a result,
the entire Democrat political platform is built upon the notion that "fifty-one percent of the people may take
away the rights of the other forty-nine" — in the name of a greater good, of course.
The Taxpayer Frog In the
IRS Pot: The Communist Party USA openly advocates to "defeat McCain and strengthen Democratic
majorities in Congress" and to elect either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton in 2008. The CPUSA itself
says electing more Democrats helps the Communist cause.
Faith of Communism, Socialism, and Liberalism: Having rejected God and the religious heritage
of our civilization, [liberals] embrace instead a new order of beliefs of which Communism and Socialism are
logical expressions. A new world order is what they seek, but in order that it can emerge, the existing
culture must be completely destroyed.
Godless: The Church of Liberalism.
[Ann] Coulter calls Secular Liberalism ?our official state religion', and what she says about America applies equally to
life in modern Britain. She identifies how this ?state religion' has ?its own sacraments (abortion), its holy writ
(Roe v Wade, the US court case which led to abortion on demand), its martyrs (usually
criminals who liberals want
rehabilitated [but] never punished), its clergy (liberal-dominated schoolteacher unions), its churches (government
run schools, where prayer is prohibited but condoms are free), its cosmology (in which mankind is an inconsequential
accident) and its creation myth (Darwinism)'. In short, a spectrum of God-opposing or God-less beliefs that make up
an anti-God worldview. [DOC file]
This is what's known as cradle-to-grave socialism.
Edwards wants universal coverage from birth to death. About 180 people crammed into
the Maquoketa Middle School cafeteria to hear the candidate talk about a variety of issues, but
Edwards' primary focus for the night was on health care.
Edwards said he will pay for his
health care proposal by rolling back tax cuts.
Hillary Clinton: I'm Not a
Liberal. Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton ran away from the "liberal" tag during Monday
night's Democratic debate, claiming instead that she is a "progressive."
The liberal group Americans for
Democratic Action gave Hillary a 95 percent "liberal quotient" last year, among the highest ratings in
Feet: When Ted Kennedy endorsed Barack Obama, he was symbolically passing the
Kennedy torch. But it was Ted's torch of liberalism, not the JFK torch of tax cuts and a
fervent defense of freedom. That the torch would be passed to Obama is fitting, for he's
done something few thought possible — compile a record more liberal than Ted's.
Obama. There's one little three-syllable word that has been left out of most of the Democratic
primary coverage on the TV: "liberal." We're constantly told by anchors and reporters how the
Republican contenders are fighting over the "conservative" vote and who's more "conservative," and that's
true. But exactly the same fight is taking place on the left side, with the Clintons trying to suggest
Barack Obama's not sufficiently liberal
and 'change' a gimmick. If we just look beyond the attractive Obama package and ourselves for a
moment, we might remember that the election is about actual issues. What are we hoping for? What
is the "change" that the pro-Obama Kennedys are so excited about? The fresh, young face of Obama
represents change, yes. But he also represents something very familiar: liberalism. Government
as a permanent, inefficient, out-of-control crutch.
Lesson: On the Meaning of 'Moderate' and 'Bipartisan'. Within the electorate, "conservative"
is regarded broadly as an acceptable word, or label. "Liberal" (or, horrors, "leftist") is not.
Polls suggest that regarding the labels "conservative" and "liberal," about twice the number of Americans
describe themselves as "conservative." Because these days "liberal" carries many negative connotations,
those of that ilk have appropriated to their self-descriptive use such words as "moderate," "centrist" and
"mainstream" — even "independent." Practically everybody loves a moderate.
US state wants
to tax TVs, video games to fight fat, fund education. A Democratic lawmaker in New Mexico
wants to tax televisions and video games to raise funds to fight childhood obesity and improve education
in the state, officials said Friday [1/25/2008].
"Leave No Child Inside" — a play on
the federal education initiative "No Child Left Behind" — is backed by grassroots environmental
group, the Sierra Club.
The Editor says...
All the major ingredients of liberal utopia come together in this one news item — a Democratic
politician, the Sierra Club, a new tax, the food police, and "it's for the children."
New Mexico tax would target TVs, video
games. Dave Gilligan remembers being pushed outside to play baseball and other sports, but
feeling it just wasn't for him. So the 24-year-old business owner is skeptical about a proposal to
nudge kids off the couch and out the door by taxing televisions and video games sold in New Mexico. The
idea could backfire, he says.
The Editor says...
Kids don't pay taxes. What do they care if there is an additional tax on video games?
$5,000 for Every U.S. Baby. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham
Clinton said Friday [9/28/2007] that every child born in the United States should get a $5,000 "baby bond"
from the government to help pay for future costs of college or buying a home. Clinton,
her party's front-runner in the 2008 race, made the suggestion during a forum hosted by the
Congressional Black Caucus.
The Editor says...
Not only is this a brazen attempt to buy votes with someone else's money, it is a classic example of
liberal utopian politics, where politicians promise to provide everything to everybody at no cost.
What Kind of Person
Calls Himself 'Progressive'? The word Progressive first became popular in the late 19th century,
but has now been adopted as a popular synonym for "socialism." Americans tend not to like socialism,
associating it with the Soviet Union and other bad characters. But "Progressivism" sounds fine.
So it is a euphemism for something people fear; a cover-up label. The odd thing, of course, is that real
progress in the world is almost never achieved by self-proclaimed "Progressives." They generally
make things worse rather than better.
Are Now Progressives (Again). The danger of the progressive-liberal beliefs in a living constitution
and the idea that they know better than the rest of us is that the distinction between forced sterilization and
universal healthcare rests solely on the degree of government coercion used to achieve the end and the wishes of
five justices to see it happen.
Chairman: Hillary Clinton more liberal than Bill. U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's
politics are quite different from those of her husband, former President Bill Clinton, the chairman of the
Republican National Committee says. "People who think that Hillary Clinton is Bill Clinton are totally
wrong," RNC chairman Mike Duncan told The Associated Press in an interview. "They're mistaken because
Hillary Clinton is far more liberal and calculating than Bill Clinton. Look at the votes she cast."
Are American Democrats De Facto
Socialists? It would do us well to reexamine the teachings of Antonio Gramsci who was a founding
member and onetime leader of the Communist Party of Italy. He, and the early Socialists, believed that
the only way to conquer the philosophy of a country like America was not to battle in the streets, but to
infiltrate our schools, universities, institutions and churches with strong, left-leaning rhetoric and
indoctrination. Do this and America as we know and love it, eventually, would fall.
In order to fund her current universal-health-care proposal, whose costs she almost certainly low-balls at $110 billion per year,
she would roll back the Bush tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 a year. She would retain the tax cuts for those earning
less than $250,000. Claiming that the Republican Medicare drug plan, which has created a 75-year, present-value unfunded liability
exceeding $8 trillion, was too cheap, Mrs. Clinton supported Democratic alternatives, which were about twice as expensive.
The Birth of the Administrative State:
As a practical matter, the modern state comes out of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, which launched a large
bureaucracy and empowered it with broad governing authority. Also, as a practical matter, the agencies
comprising the bureaucracy reside within the executive branch of our national government, but their powers
transcend the traditional boundaries of executive power to include both legislative and judicial functions,
and these powers are often exercised in a manner that is largely independent of presidential control and
altogether independent of political control.
How Liberals Misread the Bible. Essentially, they want religious people to care less
about abortion, homosexuality and gay marriage and more about poverty, war and the environment.
That is, they want people to support pacifism, environmentalism and socialism — or in terms of
specific policies, they want higher taxes to grow a larger welfare state, immediate withdrawal
from Iraq and everybody to pay a pollution tax in the form of carbon offsets. Or, to be
even more clear, they just want voters to put Hillary in the White House.
The word "liberal" lost its appeal after being strangely transformed from describing an advocate of limited
government into meaning an advocate of nearly unlimited government. Collectivists have experimented with
alternative euphemisms for their fundamental goal — which is to grant politicians and lawyers the power
to run everything and boss everyone. … Early efforts with "economic planning" and "social democracy" (a
twist on democratic socialism) were too obvious. Most recent re-labeling efforts have focused on
defining big government as "progressive." Yet that never really caught on, either.
Why the Democrats
are losers: What a pathetic group of losers those Democrat leaders are. Complain, complain,
complain is all we ever hear from them, but we see very little action. Although part of America may have
spoken in the last election by giving them a slight advantage in Congress, what exactly have they done with that
A Party Bought And Paid For.
MoveOn's ad disgusted average Americans across the country. Even the Democrat-dominated Senate couldn't halt
a vote to condemn it. A quarter of the Senate, however, did refuse to condemn the attacks, and curiously, that
included all Senate Democrats who seek to become the military's next commander in chief.
really are nicer people, latest research shows. There is plenty of data that shows that Right-wingers are happier,
more generous to charities, less likely to commit suicide — and even hug their children more than those on the
Left. In my experience, they are also more honest, friendly and well-adjusted. Much of this springs from the
destructive influence of modern liberal ideas.
Let's Talk. Long term victory for
conservative ideas means changing the culture. The Democrats will get back into power sooner or later.
We want an America in which Democrats no longer want to create huge once-size-fits-all government programs that
create widespread dependency on the government. We want an America where no liberal would think of
proposing a nominee like Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the United States Supreme Court.
Guns And Butter: A
Primer. Speaker Pelosi says that for the cost of 41 days in Iraq, 10 million children
can receive health insurance for a year. The Constitution says a lot about national defense. It
says nothing about insurance. Cut-and run Democrats argue that it's an either/or proposition.
one-trick ponies. On taxes especially, Democrats have proven to be one-trick ponies; rather than
pursuing real spending reform, they've singled-out tax increases as a "silver bullet" solution to any and every
problem facing our nation. This not only demonstrates an appalling unwillingness to make tough decisions
when it comes to the federal budget, and runaway entitlement spending in particular.
NEA lists its goals and the Democratic Party agrees. Some critics complain that the issue of
education has been conspicuously absent from presidential television debates. But Democratic presidential
candidates did sound off with their pro-federal government, pro-spending policies at the annual convention of
the National Education Association, and the nation's largest teachers union liked what they heard.
someone mention the Teachers' unions?
revive liberalism. We must understand why welfare reform worked. It trashed the great lie that
government planning and programs can solve human problems. And it brought clearly to light the truth that
when personal responsibility is restored, and life's realities are brought back into focus, people, all people,
know what to do and become productive and creative. Liberals could not imagine that the lives of the poor
could improve by getting rid of government and they couldn't have been more wrong.
hijacked Democrat party. It appears the Democratic Party has been hijacked by the desperate
left — moveon.org, dailykos.net and other felonious fringe factions of the party. Furthermore, the
party hierarchy is riding shotgun and seems to be enjoying it immensely. These mega-moneyed moguls
have pressured the Democrats into abandoning the parameters of decency and honesty. They tacitly put
their "I approve this message" stamp on the radical ideas of the ultraleft who are now defining the issues
of the party.
Steps of Liberals Anonymous. [Liberals apparently believe] capitalism is evil;
Che was a hero; anthropomorphic global warming is factual and more dangerous than Iran; Al Gore
won in Florida; Israel is the "cause" of the Palestinians' problems; the world owes you something;
illegal immigration isn't a problem; Islam is a religion of peace, love, and tranquility; all opinions
are of equal value; "Hollywood" is real; pro-abortion proponents occupy the moral high ground; there
is a dime's worth of difference between Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama;
Away. The [Democrat Party] Platform Committee just concluded a heated but respectful debate
over an amendment to add language to the platform in support of a law denying citizenship to so-called anchor
babies (babies born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants). The amendment failed. The amendment was
offered by Kendal Unruh of Colorado.
A challenge for liberals:
Liberals, Democrats, and those who vote for Democrats, and those who promote rewriting history to
obliterate America's Judeo-Christian heritage from public schools, "higher" education, and the very
fabric of society, instead promote a new American way of life based upon an unnatural family structure
that violates "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God."
debate shifts to the left. The 110th Congress convened under new management last week, and in the
House of Representatives, Democrats got ready to plow through an ambitious pile of legislation. Among the
items on their punch list: increasing the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour, expanding publicly funded
embryonic stem cell research, cutting the interest rate on student loans, and imposing price controls on
Medicare prescription drugs.
Tort Tribute: How
Democrats repay the plaintiffs bar. Democrats devoted their first months in the majority to
paying back unions for their electoral support. Now it's time for the other huge campaign bankrollers.
And don't think the trial bar, beat down by years of GOP tort reform, isn't expecting to feel the love.
Since 1994, law firms and lawyers have thrown a half-billion dollars at getting lawsuit-friendly Democrats
back in the majority.
Left-Wing Establishment: Today more than a thousand Kossacks — adherents of the
left-wing website DailyKos — are gathering for their annual convention in Chicago.
turnout in Chicago shows that the Kossacks and colleagues from other activist websites have taken their
place as the newest wing of the establishment in Democratic-party politics.
Ted Kennedy's Patriotism: Over the years, Ted Kennedy has impugned the integrity of our military in time
of war; promoted homosexual special rights; championed a radical policy of abortion on demand; attempted to strip the
American public of the right to keep and bear arms; worked to cripple small businesses; and done everything in his
power to erase the borders of his own country.
Kennedy has been one of the most vocal advocates of same-sex
marriage and partial birth abortion over the years. Anyone who needs further explanation of the
wrong-headedness of these two positions cannot be reasoned with.
The Democrats Go Fishing.
Last week, Democratic strategy for the rest of the Bush presidency was rendered transparent: the Dems
intend to impeach George W. Bush by whatever means necessary. The Democrats need to impeach
Bush. It's not optional — it's something they have to do. Not simply because of who
Bush is or anything he may have done, but as an act of vengeance for Bill Clinton.
The Democrats' irresponsible plan to end war:
This town has always been full of bad ideas, but none worse than congressional Democrats' determination to
impose a firm date for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Even if there were enough votes in both
houses to override a presidential veto of the funding bill in which this nonsense is included — and
there aren't — such a mandate is ridiculously irresponsible.
Beautiful People's way -- or
the highway. Brookline is, of course, the ultimate people's republic. ... Incandescent light
bulbs have been banned from Town Hall. See-through municipal trash bags, so the Trash Police can
bust anyone who's committing the very serious crime of trying to throw away an aluminum can. ... Roads
get icy in winter because no salt is used on roads, in order to protect the "aquifer." The dump is
called the "transfer station."
At its winter meeting, the Democratic National Committee was led in prayer by Imam Husham Al-Husainy of the
Dearborn, Mich. Karbalaa Islamic Education Center. The Imam asked Allah to: "So guide us to the right path.
The path of the people you bless, not the path of the people you doom." According to the Koran, Islam is "the
path of the people you bless," while other religions are the "path of the people you doom." The dumb Democrats
didn't realize they were praying for their own conversion. And, if they did, would it have mattered?
Essence of Liberalism: Embracing Life's Losers. The rhetoric of today's left shows that they
see society divided between the privileged and the powerless, the favored and the unfortunate, victors and
victims. Liberals feel an irresistible instinct to take sides with the less fortunate. While the
right wants to reward beneficial choices and discourage destructive directions, the left seeks to eliminate or
reduce the impact of the disadvantages that result from bad decisions.
The poisonous fruits of liberalism:
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A look at Pelosi's voting
record. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi would bring to the office a level of left-wing
liberalism that will be unprecedented. … Until she received a 95 percent liberal rating in 2005 from
the Americans for Democratic Action (the nation's pre-eminent liberal organization), Mrs. Pelosi had
racked up five consecutive years (2000-04) of 100 percent ratings. Her lifetime ADA rating
is 96 percent. Last year, the American Conservative Union gave her a zero rating.
Senate Vote Reveals Who's in Bed With MoveOn.org.
The MoveOn.org Party was at it again, flexing its muscle in the U.S. Senate. The issue was a completely
symbolic sense of the Senate vote supporting Gen. David Petraeus. It didn't mention the MoveOn.org attack
ad against Petraeus but the resolution didn't have to. Everybody knew what it was about.
Bills Tell a Liberal Story. Various amendments to the Constitution, recently proposed by
Democrats, would create a constitutional right to equal public education, a constitutional right to equal
health care, a constitutional right to housing, and a constitutional right to full employment.
Power struggle: The
past as prologue if the Democrats win. Voters seemingly poised to hand control of the House of
Representatives and perhaps the Senate to Democrats should be thinking hard about the consequences on an array
of defining issues. The most reliable guide to those consequences is not what Democrats are saying on the
campaign stump — or mostly not saying, witness the suddenly missing Nancy Pelosi — but how they
have actually voted in Congress again and again on core issues.
The Trouble with Democrats. The
Democrats have become, more and more, largely a coalition of minorities, each with its own special agenda.
The first of these was the African-Americans, who regularly cast about 90 percent of their votes for the
Democrats. Also early on the scene was a large, disaffected segment of the intelligentsia, dominant in
the universities and angry at the failure of the country to recognize its superiority and its right to
rule. Then came the ultra-feminists, the abortion supporters, the gay lobby, the environmental
extremists and a newly vocal pack of secularists, openly hostile to religion and furious at the alleged
efforts of the "religious right" to impose a "theocracy" on society. These are the groups that
dominate the national Democratic Party today.
Goldwater: Of course, when liberals say government should stay out of our hair, they mean
Uncle Sam should offer an open bar on abortions and gay-marriage licenses. Beyond that, everything's
fair game. How else to explain the fact that Ms. Goldwater interviews … people who support
nationalized health care, smoking bans, gun control, hate-crime laws, and other libertarian
wolfsbane — to testify about Goldwater's libertarian enlightenment.
Fifty Years of Fidel.
Castro never stopped hating America: He just transferred his nominal allegiances when the Axis lost. This
made him the perfect hero to the Far Left. There is no real "ideology" to the Left. It is simply a vast,
noxious stew of hatreds. The meat of this hatred is hatred of America, individual liberty that works. We
are honored by the enemies we make, like Fidel Castro, the man who ruined Cuba.
The Cult of Soros: Has
the Democratic Party become a cult? And is leftwing billionaire George Soros its guru? The chorus
of hosannas with which leftwing bloggers now greet Mr. Soros' silliest utterances — and the
faithfulness with which Democratic leaders repeat them — suggests that the answer to both questions
The Religious Quest of
George Soros: Tivadar Schwartz, George Soros' father, rejected his own Judaism in youth, but
found another "religion" at some point in the First World War. During his years as a Russian POW,
Tivadar became enthralled with the obscure, synthetic language, Esperanto.
Esperanto was devised by a
Jewish physician in Warsaw during the 1880's. But it wasn't (and still isn't) just a made-up language;
it served as the embodiment of a cult formed around the ideas of "internationalism, anti-sectarianism and
cosmopolitanism," in the words of Soros biographer Michael Kaufman. Esperantists believe that a new world
order of harmony and cooperation will be ushered in through the adoption of their made-up, one-world language.
The Democratic Secular Socialist Revolution:
Secular socialists like Lenin and Marx failed to force socialism upon the west. But plan B, the slow
drip of misinformation that would one day cause average American voters to vote themselves into tyranny, is
almost complete. They are five lies from victory and today's Democratic Party is working around the clock
to gain general acceptance of all five.
Historical tidbits: Karl
Marx is the hero of some labor union leaders and civil rights organizations, including those who organized the
recent protest against proposed immigration legislation. It's easy to be a Marxist if you haven't read his
writings. Most people agree that Marx's predictions about capitalism turned out to be dead wrong.
What most people don't know is that Marx was an out and out racist and anti-Semite.
All Evil is on the Left. Nazis,
Bolsheviks, American "progressives," and Fascists have all held the same positions. They have suspicion
or contempt for Jews, Christians and the Judeo-Christian moral traditions.
They seek violence and
propaganda (violence against truth) as the primary instruments of their power.
The Constitution, Nazis, and the Corpse Man:
[Scroll down] To understand the roots of Nazism is simplicity itself. NAZI is an acronym (in German) for
Adolph Hitler's political party, the "National Socialist German Workers Party." Take out the words "National,"
and "German," and you're left with the "Socialist Workers Party." The "Socialist Workers Party." Hello?
That is unequivocally NOT a conservative outfit, folks — that's as Far Left as you can get.
Definition of Liberalism: Liberalism has become synonymous with any action or doctrine that
tends to destroy existing standards of morality and decency. … New Deal liberalism transformed the media,
by default, into the the creator and shaper of public morality. Whatever "wrong" the media chooses to
publicize and whatever "remedy" it chooses to support tends to become public opinion.
Liberal Chronicles: Chapter 1. Instead of addressing hard problems with real solutions,
today's Liberals spew forth a stream of self-serving, high-minded platitudes and slogans designed to make them
appear loving, caring, generous (with other people's money), and above all enlightened. It's better to be
seen as Progressive in the face of a failed policy than support a program that actually works, but diverges
from Liberal orthodoxy.
No Terrorism To See Here.
Critics of President Bush's conduct in the War on Terror get testy when they are accused of not taking the
threat of terrorism seriously, but with increasing prominence, they are making their true feelings known.
Quite simply, they don't think terrorism is a big deal.
The Sky Is Not
Falling. It's fun to say that the Democrats offer us no solutions on any of the major domestic or
foreign policy issues. The fact is, they have plenty of solutions, and their solutions are exactly what
you should expect from liberals — more government control over your wallet and your life, a less
secure America that does not want to offend Islamic terrorists and a permanent erosion of our individual
freedoms and liberties.
Witch Hunter in
Chief. Other than reducing entire forests to pulp for the paper to print his reports, the
American people, in whose name all this is being done, have precious little to show for his tireless work.
Notwithstanding [Rep. Henry] Waxman's billing as a legislator who loves to "write laws, and he has been
extraordinarily good at it," only three of the 95 bills he has sponsored in the past decade have been
A Dialogue with a Liberal. Job
training and welfare are demonstrable failures. I think that treating a national community like a
family is a grave intellectual error. A national unit is an institution that creates a legal framework
for a large group of strangers to interact. A family is a small group that interacts on the basis of
personal bonds. Strengthening government serves to weaken families and other vital civic institutions.
Issue Assessment: The Democratic
National Convention. Some specific points from an analysis of the speeches at the 2004 Democratic
National Convention. [PDF]
experiment with 'none of the above' Democrats. Do we really want Congressman Alcee L. Hastings,
who was impeached as a federal judge and removed from the bench due to charges of accepting bribes, put in
charge of a committee handling top secret national intelligence? Do we really want far-left Congressman
Dennis Kucinich to be chairman of the subcommittee on national security? … Do we really want Detroit
Congressman John Conyers to become chairman of the House Judiciary Committee...?
Democrats Don't Want You to See. There's a reason the Kerry Democrats are the
political equivalent of a general anesthetic. They can't risk leveling with us. If
they told the electorate what they really want, voters would run screaming into the night.
Which party supports your
values? Compare the basic principles and values of the two
major political parties and decide for yourself.
Are Americans stupid?
How can 59,054,087 people be so dumb?" That was the headline in the British tabloid Daily Mirror
announcing the reelection of President Bush. American liberals are asking the same question, concluding
that the 51 percent of the public that voted against their man is just not smart enough to appreciate the
The Welfare Debate We're Not
Having: It turns out — apparently to the surprise of many on the left — that
working for a living is better than subsisting as a parasite on government handouts.
What transition costs?
The Democratic Party establishment is appalled at the thought of private Social Security accounts turning ordinary
Americans into owners of stocks and bonds and, therefore, potential Republicans. The argument by Democrats
that private accounts are too risky fails the test of history. Nobody can find a 20-year period in
America when investments have not gained.
the Democrats are the party of moral and intellectual bankruptcy. Sean Hannity says, "Don't
ever, ever be tempted to vote for a liberal, even as a protest vote. David Limbaugh shows you
why, in the most devastating critique I've ever seen of just how intellectually and morally bankrupt the
Democratic Party has become."
Kerry's scarlet letter:
It seems like a lifetime since July 1991 when Sen. Kerry declared: "I'm a liberal, and proud of it."
Thirteen years later, the L-word is forbidden language for Kerry. He is attempting what only Bill Clinton
among recent Democratic candidates has accomplished: covering left-of-center policies with a facade of
moderation. Kerry, less skilled than Clinton as a political dancer, is burdened with a 30-year record of
nearly unbroken liberal votes.
It's The L Word, Stupid.
Kerry is the most liberal Senator, against tough competition, the proof of which is that he has a 92% lifetime
rating by the Americans for Democratic Action. Remember, these are the liberals who give the ratings; they
think it's a good thing. They've been rating all members of Congress for more than half a century. Which
leads to the second measure of Kerry's extreme liberalism: he's the most liberal candidate the Democrats have
ever run, with a higher lifetime ADA rating than Al Gore, Walter Mondale or George McGovern (Since Carter, Dukakis
and Clinton never served in Congress, they don't have ratings.)
I survived the Democratic National
Convention. For four days, the Democratic Party put on its quadrennial scare-old-people-and-minorities
party. Democrats, of course, rely on the 90-plus percent monolithic black vote. Thus, a black "non-liberal"
poses a direct threat to the party's national prospects.
vision thing: Kerry and Edwards are both liberal … in a political
sense, which today manifests itself in reactionary policies, such as wealth redistribution,
anti-entrepreneur laws and regulations, protectionism and refusing to fundamentally reform
Social Security for the 21st century, which is imperative.
"Socialism is the
philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy."
— Winston Churchill, 1948.
Where Do the Candidates Stand
on Abortion? President George W. Bush promoted and signed the Partial Birth
Abortion Ban Act into law. Senator John Kerry voted against the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban
Act every chance he got — six times. Dick Cheney has taken a strong pro-life
position. During his 10 years in Congress, he compiled a 100% pro-life voting
record. He opposes partial-birth abortion and he voted against tax funding of
abortion. John Edwards, in his six years in the Senate, has compiled a 0% pro-life
voting record. He voted to keep partial-birth abortions legal and he supports tax
funding of abortion.
Top 10 Democrat Sex Scandals in
Congress: [For example, #8] Rep. Barney Frank. The outspoken Massachusetts
Democrat hired a male prostitute who ran a prostitution service from Frank's residence in
the 1980s. Only two Democrats in the House of Representatives voted to censure him in 1990.
An Enigmatic Kerry-Edwards Energy
Plan. The eight-page Kerry-Edwards energy plan reads more like a new age feel good tome than a
policy program. Its specific proposals are either self-contradictory or depend on passing unusual
legislation that would repeal the laws of economics, chemistry and thermodynamics.
A Vote For John Kerry Is Like A
Vote For Ted Kennedy. One of the first names that comes to mind, perhaps the first
name that comes to mind, when you talk about liberals in the United State Senate, is Teddy Kennedy. And
largely because of that liberalism — although leaving Mary Jo Kopechne to die certainly doesn't
help — Ted Kennedy would be defeated as badly as Michael Dukakis and Walter Mondale if he were
running for President this year.
The Kerry-Edwards Postal Plan Won't
Deliver. In an effort to win the support of America's Postal workers, John Edwards recently
announced that if elected, he would "never privatize the U.S. Postal Service." He further declared that
he and John Kerry would defend the current "no-layoff status" of America's Postal employees. Although the
Kerry-Edwards stance may score points with the Postal Service's entrenched unions, it completely ignores the
reality of USPS ledgers. Any serious assessment of the organization's finances shows that it is in
desperate need of an overhaul.
of the left. [At the Democratic convention, Senator Hillary Clinton] made clear
what she and John Kerry are about by defining the solution to our problems in education as
putting more money into the government public school monopoly and opposing vouchers and other
attempts to give parents options in finding the best education alternatives for their
children. One has to wonder if Senator Clinton has ever taken note that the inexorable
rise in postal rates inevitably means that we simply pay more and more for the same mediocre
product. Monopolies exist to defend the status quo, not to find ways to improve.
liberalism prospers in his positions, his votes and the company he keeps. Ever
since he rose to the top of the pile of Democratic contenders for his party's presidential
nomination, John Kerry has sought to "introduce" himself to the American electorate — to flesh
out his political profile, to present as a dedicated, balanced, evenhanded centrist floating
along in the political mainstream. Evidently it didn't work.
Dead Catsup Bounce. Omitted from mention
in the platform itself were Democratic staples such as partial-birth abortion, gay marriage, capital punishment
and the Kyoto Treaty. Such is the desperation to beat Bush that even hardcore lefties coalesced around
this vision of the one (or is it two?) Americas so embraced by their ticket. This may explain the
confusion that seems to be reflected in the poor poll numbers so far. Voters don't seem to recognize
this new flag-waving version of the party and the time to re-re-introduce their candidate is
The strange disappearance of the
"L" word: When did Democrats stop calling themselves "liberal"? Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.,
when asked whether he considered himself a liberal, treated the questioner as if she belonged to the House
Committee on Un-American Activities during the McCarthy years.
Unappeasable money hunger: Liberalism
is a movement without definable goals. Drifting ever leftward, it moves toward distant mirages forever vanishing and
reappearing on a horizon that is never reached. Nowhere is this clearer than in the liberal media's incessant push for
revenue increases from those already paying the overwhelming majority of federal taxes.
The City That Liberalism Ruined. Detroit suffers from every possible malady except a plague of
locusts, and that's only because they find urban living uncongenial. The city has a revitalized downtown,
but all around it, the city rots. Forbes magazine declared Detroit "America's Most Miserable City," on
the basis of its unemployment and crime rates, among other things. The unemployment rate of 8.2 percent
is the highest of any major urban area in the nation, and its homicide rate is higher than New York's in the
bad old days of the early 1990s. The city has lost 1 million residents since 1950.
Why artists hate
conservatives: Starving artist is not a misnomer or stereotype.
Artists are generally
very liberal because they can't afford decent housing, private education for their children, medical expenses,
or retirement funds. They tend not to be religious anymore, so they can't ask such communities for help,
so they turn to government. They generally do not receive the approval of their fathers if their dads are
traditionally masculine types, and receiving the approval of dads who are wimpy is not that much better.
In both cases they feel marginalized and inadequate. Anger at the father leads to atheism, rebelliousness,
and animosity to tradition.
Communism Morphed to Socialism and Still Targets
America. It is time to look again at some of the communist goals:
• Capture one or both of the political parties in the US.
• Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic
American institutions, by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
• Infiltrate the press.
• Gain control of key positions in radio, TV and motion pictures.
• Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion.
• Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in schools
on the grounds that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."
• Discredit the American founding fathers.
• Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage teaching of American
makes people worse. Enough generations of socialist policies have now passed for us
to judge their effects. They are bleak. Socialism undermines the character of a nation
and of its citizens.
Democrats promise cheaper drugs and a higher minimum
wage. If they retake control of Congress, Democrats will act quickly to increase the minimum wage, lower
prescription drug costs and slash interest rates on student loans, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Saturday [6/17/2006].
Idiot Compassion: It's
time we revealed this sham pretension of compassion for what it is: a reckless disregard for reason and
judgment, disguised in the touchy-feely cover of political correctness.
Liberal goal for
America: Gutless socialism. The United States of America is drifting away from
capitalism and its free-market foundations toward a gutless brand of socialism. Yet unlike the
tyrannical dictators who ruled communist nations in the 20th Century, congressional liberals lack the
guts to tell the public their true intentions. Those intentions are motivated by the Marxist
philosophy of "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs."
Riots in the welfare
state. France is a welfare state. The government controls the economy. Unions
rule. Bureaucracies fight market forces so as to benefit factory workers, farmers, and civil
servants. Wages are high, vacations are long, and benefits are generous. That means
French businesses cannot afford to hire people who need jobs.
Party merge with Communist Party? If you belong to the Democratic Party, I urge
you to take the time to study the platform of your party and compare them to the goals of the
communists. They are one and the same, although this will bring shrieks from the
likes of Marxist Hillary Clinton, it is the raw truth.
hates inequality, not evil. How else can one explain the Left's enchantment with Fidel
Castro, the totalitarian ruler of Cuba? Clearly his evil is of little consequence. What
matters to people on the Left is that there is free health care and almost universal literacy in
Cuba. Whereas non-leftists believe that it is far better to be illiterate but free, leftists
believe that it is better to be a literate slave.
Embraces Nazi Defender. If moveon.org had done its homework — and who are
we kidding; of course it did — the George Soros-backed organization would have known
that it was embracing a most repugnant "progressive" group.
Ignoring economics: Part
III. Liberals especially tend to think up all sorts of good things we want —
a "living wage," "affordable housing," "universal health care," and an ever-expanding wish-list of
things everyone should receive as "rights" — with little or no awareness of the economic
repercussions of turning that wish list into laws.
For Leftist Hatemongers. As the event approached, many leftists complained
of the timing because it was scheduled on a day to "celebrate" Cesar Chavez. A city
commissioner, faculty members, and others all expressed their outrage that the conservatives would
dare schedule a counter program to their events. This is a typical tactic of campus
leftists. They always create an excuse in an attempt to cancel an event or silence
ideas they dislike. They purport our events' promotional materials to be "offensive" or
that the event is held on the wrong date. These complaints
only underscore the Left's insecurities.
Are Always Wrong. Liberals don't know what makes capitalism work. It isn't
income redistribution or higher taxes on "the rich." It isn't rewarding people for their
stupidity or laziness. It isn't more regulation or more government. There isn't a
fixed size pie of wealth that must be carved up and distributed. What makes capitalism flourish
is less government and lower taxes.
exodus: This is a state in which a tax cut can be decisively approved by the voters
yet never go into effect. In which grocers can be prosecuted for pricing milk too low. In
which archaic blue laws decree when shops may and may not open for business. In which local officials
have been known to heatedly object to opening town meetings with the Pledge of Allegiance. In which
a $2 billion Big Dig ends up costing $14 billion. In which Ted Kennedy keeps getting
reelected. Is it really any wonder so many people are fleeing Massachusetts? Maybe the
real mystery is why so many of us stay.
Canada. If you want to see what an advanced state of moral relativism looks
like, if you want to know where knee-jerk political correctness leads, if you want to get an
idea of how the mental illness known as "progressive thought" can spread through an entire
country, if you want to know where we're headed, look north.
Control of the Future Through Control of the Schools:
Humanists know that the future of our country rests with our children. Therefore, in order to control the
future of our country, they must control the minds of our children. And the easiest way to control our
children is to control the schools. Radical left-wing writers … incessantly rail against parental
"interference" in schools, because, as they openly acknowledge, "The Left can't survive politically without a
public school system to spread leftist attitudes."
The Tyranny of Liberalism: The
development of liberalism has reversed its original principles. Rather than let society control the state,
a more ambitious liberalism now makes the state control society. In spite of claims of neutrality, liberalism
establishes an enforceable official morality that supports a definite way of life. The rational way beyond
liberalism is to discuss the questions it avoids and cannot answer. Intellectually, liberalism cannot survive
their free discussion.
Senator Kennedy speaking "clearly":
On the economy, Kerry complained about the deficits, but his domestic agenda would have added billions upon billions
of spending increases. Likewise, Kennedy, on domestic issues, offers the same fantasy panacea across the board.
Read his speech. From health care, to poverty, to education, we are not spending enough federal money.
A taxing experience: When
liberals in the media or in politics start being alarmed about the national debt, it means just one thing: They
want higher taxes. The thought of reducing spending would never cross their minds.
Socialism is a wonderful idea. It is only as a reality that it has been disastrous. Among people of
every race, color, and creed, all around the world, socialism has led to hunger in countries that used to have
surplus food to export.
Collectives, Communities, and
The Individual: During the nineteenth century socialism was but a theory to be debated; during the twentieth
century, however, socialism became a reality to be observed. The bare bones of theory took on flesh, countless variants
of the socialist state being established. The result was unambiguous. Without exception, the attempt to coordinate
the productive activities of men and women by the edicts of central planners proved disastrous. Dreams of increased
abundance were shattered against the reality of experienced destitution. Today socialist theorists have begun openly
to suggest that failure in practice is indicative of a drastic error in theory.
Asleep at the wheel. In spite
of what you hear from your government school teacher, your leftist college professor, or that smiling talking head on
television, we are not a democracy. Never were. Weren't supposed to be. You won't find the word
"democracy" in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States or in any constitution of any of
the 50 States. There's a reason for that. Our founding fathers hated the idea of democracy. They
knew that a government of majority rule would dissolve into a tyranny of plunder and chaos.
Liberals believe that the availability of guns causes violent crime.
Conservatives believe that violent crime reflects a lack of values.
Liberals believe that society is responsible for protecting people.
Conservatives believe that a man is responsible for protecting his own family.
Liberals believe that government should be more powerful than the citizens.
Conservatives believe that the citizens should be more powerful than the
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