Are Democrats willing to finally acknowledge that they are the party of Socialism? If they can not they are completely delusional. “All within the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State – Benito Mussolini
All Democrats on stage Tuesday viscerally agree with that statement, and I’ll debate anyone who thinks otherwise.
All we heard about from these people was the towering glory of government. To them, the private sector is a tiny vestigial organ in the American body, existing only to pump fresh blood into the mighty State from which all good things flow.” DEMOCRAT DEBATE: BEHOLD THE GLORY OF THE CHURCH OF THE STATE
Scary to think that 95% of Dems now support socialism. “I expect Jim Webb to move into 3rd place based on the fact that he was chasing an small, but completely ignored, demographic in the Democrat party — the white non-gentry liberal vote. Most whites in the Democrat party are gentry liberals, but not all of them. They finally heard from someone who might make sense to them.
That doesn’t mean I think Jim Webb will catch fire or win the nomination. But I think he’ll get that 5% of the Democrat Party that isn’t socialist or identity-politics fixated.” The Debate Upshot: The Democrat Party is Now Openly Socialist
The government absolutely should not be one of the highest paid industries in the nation! But this is what socialism brings… “America’s 2.1 million career civil service workers make on average 78 percent more in total compensation than private sector workers, according to new data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
The total compensation average for federal workers is $119,934, including the value of leave, insurance and other perks, or 78 percent more than the average total compensation for private sector employees of $67,246. The BEA analysis excluded U.S. Postal Service workers.” New Data Show Feds Are Paid 78 Percent More Than Rest Of U.S. Workers
Read all ten, and then start holding your lefty friends accountable. “The best way for liberals to advance their various causes would be to take a pledge to live the rather progressive lives that they advocate. Here are a modest Ten Commandments to lend them credibility in the eyes of the American people.
1. Climate Change. Perhaps the greatest carbon emission sin is jet travel. On an average London-to-New York flight each passenger emits well over 1 ton of C02 emissions, an indulgence that can nullify a year of recycling of other less-privileged Americans. All supporters of government-mandated reductions in fossil-fuel emissions could at least take the following pledge. “I will fly across the Atlantic no more than once every five years.” Private jet travel — the worst of the mortal carbon sins — of course would be banned, at least until we can transition into solar and wind aviation. Al Gore in the middle seat of Row 44, fighting to put his oversized carry-on into the overhead compartment, would be a symbolic act worth far more than all his heated and well-paid rhetoric.” A Liberal’s Ten Commandments: To better advance their causes, liberals should follow these modest Ten Commandments to live the rather “progressive” lives that they advocate for the rest of us.
Have you heard about this one yet? “We had Obamacare, now we have ObamaSave. It’s the proposed rules on retirement courtesy of President Obama. When you roll over a 401(k) to an IRA, you will have to be advised by someone acting in your best interest. Do you know who acts the best in your best interest? You.
This is pure stupidity and just layers on another cost.
As a matter of fact, there should be zero cost to undertaking this transaction. Just roll it over. Pick an online broker. All of them have plenty of information on their websites. If someone wants to go outside of an online brokerage website to find information on how to invest, there is a cornucopia of information out there. This is not rocket science. (Snip)
Why can’t government just leave us alone? They re-engineered health care, badly. Total fail. They had a curriculum redo in education, total fail. They over regulated and over subsidized in energy policy. Total fail. They re-regulated housing, total fail and totally misaligned with core microeconomic concepts.
It’s really time to recognize how badly the regulatory state is in America. It’s time to recognize that individuals acting in their own self interest do better for themselves than a government bureaucrat creating a one size fits all solution. Today, they gave the Economic Nobel Prize to Angus Deaton for his research on consumption, poverty and welfare. Guess what? He doesn’t agree with Thomas Piketty who got so much play in the chattering class.” Why Can’t They Just Leave Us Alone?
Hillary names Republicans the enemy she is most proud of fighting, the media yawns, and will continue to yawn. Nothing to see here, move along little children. “1. This should properly be considered a Kinsley gaffe in that she accidentally told the truth. For much of the night, she stuck to her focus-grouped talking points, boasting about how she knows how to build consensus and work the system in Washington “to get things done.” And then, in a spontaneous slip, she revealed that she considers Republicans — altogether — not only her enemy, but the enemy she is most proud of. It would have been nice if Anderson Cooper, Jim Webb or one of the pushovers on stage had seized that point and asked, “How can you talk about building consensus when you’ve just boasted that you consider all Republicans your enemy?” Clinton is much more of a Manichean than she usually lets on. That’s one reason she keeps Sid Blumenthal on retainer as a Wormtongue. He says the things about Republican conspirators she wants to hear and believe.” The Deeper Significance of Hillary’s ‘Enemies’ Gaffe
O acts stupidly, again. “So no, Obama wasn’t just making this point in the context of what Hillary told him. He was commenting on an ongoing investigation, contradicting the findings of two Inspectors General, and sending a signal flare to the Department of Justice. Tau and Kosinski caught him at it, and Earnest had to beat an embarrassed retreat. It seems Obama hasn’t learned from his “acting stupidly” moment regarding Henry Gates in 2009.
If Josh Earnest wants to avoid these kinds of awkward moments, perhaps he should work for someone else. Or take questions at a Democratic presidential debate.” White House walks back Hillary e-mail defense
Read the whole thing. “The Deep State is an extremely powerful network that controls nearly everything around you.You won’t read about it in the news because it controls the news. Politicians won’t talk about it publicly. That would be like a mobster discussing murder and robbery on the 6 o’clock news. You could say the Deep State is hidden, but it’s only hidden in plain sight.
The Deep State is the source of every negative thing that’s happening right now. To survive the coming rough times, it’s essential for you to know what it’s all about.” The Deep State: Source Of All Negativity
D.C. must be undone, and soon. “The man or woman who wins the presidency in 2016 and who also wins the presidency with a true mandate for revolutionary reform will be the candidate who runs against the entire Washington establishment and who makes very specific promises about what he will do if elected. The candidate who wins will be the candidate who runs directly against Washington, with its festering carbuncles of power and influence. That candidate will be not so much a politician who promises to “get things done” in Washington, but rather the candidate who promises to “get things undone.”
The Party of Washington is the enemy of hope in America today. We are waiting for someone to end its reign of arrogance, larceny, and collusion. That someone will have an army of determined Americans to support this new and needed revolution.” The Party of Washington
This is one of those reasons why D.C. must be undone: “The attorney representing army deserter Bowe Berghdal says that the officer who presided over his Article 32 hearing last month told him that his client will not face a full court martial, but rather a lower level court martial that will likely keep Bergdahl out of jail altogether. (Snip)
Bergdahl couldn’t be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law because that would make Barack Obama look bad. The fix was in on this case from the start, as Obama not only had to justify releasing 5 terrorist leaders in exchange for a deserter, but also statements made by him and his aides that suggested Bergdahl’s service was “honorable.” Hence, the military adjusts their case based on the narrative that has been put out by the White House on Bergdahl.” Lawyer: Bergdahl to get little or no jail time
For the Left truth is always subjective, in order to protect their precious narrative. “There are many things that real people do to become the subject of sympathetic movies. Make a flawless emergency landing in the Hudson River with a disabled passenger jet full of passengers. Survive a devastating storm atop Mount Everest. Become the most lethal sniper in the history of the U.S. military.
Before the advent of the movie “Truth,” no one would have thought broadcasting a shoddy and immediately discredited report that ruined the careers of the journalists involved and gave their storied network a black eye would make the list.
“Truth” is “All the President’s Men” for reporters who botched their story about the president. (Snip) In a better world, the bloggers who exposed the malfeasance of these seemingly untouchable mandarins of the media would be the ones to get the feature-length film. Not only did they uncover the truth — to borrow a term — they were plucky underdogs whose exertions to prevail against a broadcasting behemoth signaled the beginning of a new, more democratic era in the history of the country’s media.
But the victory wasn’t complete. What CBS couldn’t defend, the Hollywood left now seeks to rehabilitate.” Hollywood can’t handle the truth
Obama doing what Republicans should, but refuse, to do. “What is true is that Obama himself has signed multiple bills into law that have repealed ObamaCare bit by bit.
The latest came this week when, to zero fanfare, Obama approved legislation repealing a mandate that companies with 50 to 100 workers be treated as “small employees” starting next year. Had it been left it place, many midsize companies would have been forced to buy policies in the heavily regulated small-group market. Even Democrats heralded the repeal as one that would protect small and midsize businesses by “limiting premium increases.” (Never mind that ObamaCare itself was supposed to do that.)
This is, in fact, the 10th time that Obama has signed an ObamaCare repeal bill into law.” Obama Just Signed His 10th Bill Repealing (Parts Of) ObamaCare
Key new leftist, or progressive, terminology: California citizenship. “The New Motor Voter Act will make our democracy stronger by removing a key barrier to voting for millions of California citizens. I applaud Governor Brown for his leadership and bold action to increase voter participation in our state,” said the bill’s sponsor, Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who also counts the votes.
Note his use of the words “California citizens,” not U.S. citizens. The Los Angeles Times has reported that state officials have openly moved at full speed to create a de facto “California citizenship” for illegals to get around the absence of amnesty.
Don’t think for a minute that this isn’t about to include extending voting rights. California has one of the most abysmal databases of registered voters in the nation, according to Logan Churchwell, spokesman for True The Vote, an electoral integrity watchdog.” Jerry Brown Cooks Up A Recipe For California Voter Fraud
DISASTER. “Five years ago, Barack Obama announced that the US would pull out of Afghanistan in 2014 in order to put an end to the war that began shortly after the 9/11 attacks. Someone forgot to tell the Taliban that the war would come to a close. The New York Times published the conclusion of a United Nations review of the war, which states that the Taliban has grown to its strongest position yet since being deposed fourteen years ago by the US and NATO:
The Taliban insurgency has spread through more of Afghanistan than at any point since 2001, according to data compiled by the United Nations as well as interviews with numerous local officials in areas under threat.
This is a foreign-policy disaster of nearly unprecedented proportions. Its ill effects will last long after Obama has left office, especially on those in Afghanistan who trusted us to stick to the mission and who will now be left at the meager mercy of Taliban extremists.” Uh oh: Taliban strength highest since 2001, says UN