News and Commentary for November 12

A MUST SEE VIDEO: “The NRA was created to protect freed slaves.” Black conservative leaders discuss the reason the NRA was founded and how gun control is an effort to control people.

“The labor force participation rate — or all employed and unemployed people — in accordance with the decline, also hit a record low at 62.8 percent.” Record high 91.5 million people not included in labor force

““It’s become increasingly difficult for believers to openly express themselves out of fear of the potential consequences to their careers,” a soldier says. Another soldier says the powers-that-be in the U.S. military are “bound and determined to eradicate the military and its heritage of any references to our Christian heritage and Christian beliefs.”” Christians Face Culture of Fear, Intimidation in U.S. Military Today

“But the bottom line is, horrendous government policies forced retailers to do what they have. It wasn’t Daka that created price controls or a corrupt two-tier exchange system that made the resulting inflation.” Venezuela Becomes A Nation Of Looters

“Dems in 2016 will replay de Blasio’s “inequality” theme — the GOP should stress income mobility.” Exposing Rich-versus-Poor Demagoguery

“Not only is the city viewed as practically crime-free; it is also considered a secure place to invest, insulated against whimsical government policies like confiscatory taxes or damaging regulations. Will Mr. de Blasio safeguard this reputation? Does he understand how important it is?” De Blasio’s Dilemma: Too Many Rich People or Too Many Poor People?

“That may have helped de Blasio win the election. But the fact that Republicans are victims of their own success to some degree in New York should not be too comforting to de Blasio. He and his backers seem to be forgetting the flip side to this coin: New Yorkers have gotten comfortable living in a safe city, and their tolerance for crime has thus diminished. De Blasio has almost no margin of error because his political base has no idea what it’s like to live in a city that can’t control its crime.” Bill de Blasio and New York’s New Normal

“Over at the Addicting Info website, which you may not have heard of but is surprisingly highly-trafficked, Elisabeth Parker posted a piece entitled “12 Phrases Progressives Need To Ditch (And What We Can Say Instead)” encouraging her readers to gain the upper hand in the war of political language. This strategy is certainly nothing new, but it’s worth a look at her recommendations as a window into the left’s mindset and a reminder that language matters. Whichever side controls the terminology on a given issue wins – it’s as simple as that.” Controlling the Language of Political Warfare

“Now that people are losing their insurance and finding that they may not be able to keep their doctor after all, Obamacare has become the domestic policy equivalent of the Iraq War: a protracted fiasco that is proving fatal to a president’s credibility and approval rating.  The only thing missing is calling in FEMA to help fix this Category-5 political disaster.” Obamacare Will Be Repealed Well In Advance Of The 2014 Elections

“The estimated fix for the unspecified security problems was the middle of next year at the earliest. HHS says they rolled out the site on October 1 even though it wasn’t functioning because they thought they could fix it on the fly relatively quickly after launch. This memo proves that that’s a lie.” The plot thickens: ObamaCare website project manager claims he wasn’t told that security flaws posed “limitless” risk

“It was a mistake to attempt such a massive government intrusion on a marketplace and a mistake to do so without anything close to a public consensus.” Obama’s hometown newspaper blasts ObamaCare and government intrusion

“The instinct to display contempt for those who react poorly to having been lied to by their president, and who are frustrated at those media outlets that failed to adequately debunk this untruth before they became its victims, is a confusing one.” NY Daily News Editorial Attacks America’s ‘Immaturity’ for Showing Anger Over Obamacare’s Lies

“Remember: Dissent was only the highest form of patriotism when the previous guy was in the Oval Office.” We Wish to Register a Complaint

“When the Obamacare exchanges launched last month, celebrities were out front, with everything from nearly topless #GetCovered tweets from young actresses touting affordable care to Funny or Die videos going viral. But since then, amid mounting bad press on everything from the faulty website to the “you can keep it” controversy, Obamacare has become the punch line instead of the star.” For Hollywood, the joke’s on Obamacare

“If you’re looking at the bigger picture, they’re aiming for seven million new enrollees by March 31 of next year. They’re 1.4 percent of the way there with almost 25 percent of the initial enrollment period having already elapsed.” Breaking: Fewer than 50,000 people have enrolled in health plans via ObamaCare website thus far, says WSJ

“When the Obama administration releases health law enrollment figures later this week, though, it will use a more expansive definition. It will count people who have purchased a plan as well as  those who have a plan sitting in their online shopping cart but have not yet paid.” Even the Pitiful Obamacare Enrollment Number the White House Will Report Will Be a Lie

“That’s the point of How Medicaid Fails The Poor, a new book by Forbes columnist and Manhattan Institute fellow Avik Roy. Coverage isn’t care, notes Roy — and in the case of Medicaid, coverage may be worse than not being covered. That’s because extensive research indicates that Medicaid recipients actually do worse than people without any insurance at all.” Medicaid’s awful results

We’re not going to forget. “The Democrats who voted for the debacle are now scrambling for cover.” The ObamaCare Dozen

“Government policies effectively redistributed more than $2 trillion in income from the top 40 percent of American society to the bottom 60 percent in 2012, according to a new study from the nonpartisan Tax Foundation.” Report: Government redistributes more than $2 trillion in one year

“A message for our policymaking elites: It’s easy to develop public policies that work for people like you, but — despite what you see when you look around your neighborhood — people aren’t like you.” The New Segregation

“The upshot of this formulation is always that he wants to do what is objectively right and good while his opponents have selfish or misguided motives of one kind or another. It turns out — to no one’s surprise — that this was always either a pose or a form of projection.” Obama Can’t Put Politics Aside

“Leftists push to make it illegal for employers to ask, “Have you ever been convicted of a felony?”” Background Checks as the New Racism

“He will not be harmed by his “misspeaking,” but his fellow liberals will.” Obama’s Fallout for the Left

“His tenure will be known as the Wilderness Years — nothing gained, much lost.” America’s Wilderness Years

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