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This Is Not A Game
Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 11/09/2008 | Vin Suprynowicz

Posted on 11/17/2008 8:20:21 PM PST by crusher

VIN SUPRYNOWICZ: This is not a game -- we do not shake hands

Having been raised a Democrat, I know how Democrats pride themselves on their tolerance and sensitivity -- especially toward those with different views.

Among the messages of tolerance and sensitivity I received from Democrats during the final days before the Nov. 4 election were the following:

-- "You go ahead and do that, Vin." (vote for McCain-Palin, presumably.) "The rest of us pinkos will be busy running every branch of government and redistributing your juicy assistant editor paycheck."

That's perhaps the one refreshing thing about this race. The socialists were at least out of the closet, admitting precisely what they plan.

-- "Hey Vin, Look in the mirror if you want to see a real dirtbag. I can't wait until tomorrow night when the 'communist sympathizer' kicks your ass -- and the ass of everyone who thinks like you. Welcome to the 21st century. Asshole."

Numerous correspondents ridiculed my Nov. 2 reference to Barack Obama as a "communist sympathizer." For details on Obama's associations with communist poet Frank Marshall Davis, and with Weathermen bomber William Ayres, visit www.vinsuprynowicz.com/?p=121 and scroll down about halfway -- or simply do some Googling. In addition to this, the closest thing to a "real job" Barack Obama ever had was training people to become "community organizers," employing doctrines and methods developed by the infamous Saul "The Red" Alinsky, who was not so named because he had orange hair.

And the "father" mentioned in "Dreams from My Father" was Nairobi collectivist Barack Hussein Obama Sr., who favored government seizure of the farms of a racial minority (white people) and who enthusiastically wrote, "There is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100 percent of income so long as the people get benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is taxed."

Frankly, despite his tax and socialized medicine schemes (he has told supporters he needs to start slow; he can't get us to "single payer" immediately), his extremist desire to ban and confiscate all non-police handguns, and his surprisingly well-reported "spread the wealth around" comments, I doubt Sen. Obama is a communist.

But there is no stable "mix" between property rights and forced redistribution. The thieving class will always vote themselves more. Sen. Obama's instincts, training, and associations will lead him to drive us further in that direction.

In newspapering we only write what we can demonstrate, and I felt on far safer ground simply observing there is little doubt Obama feels great "sympathy" toward the political and economic doctrines of his father, of Frank Marshall Davis, of William Ayres, and of Saul "The Red" Alinsky. He is thus, demonstrably, "a communist sympathizer."

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Sen. John McCain was gracious in defeat Tuesday night, urging his fellow Americans to now unite in supporting Sen. Obama, chosen by the voters to be "the next president of the country we both love."

In these remarks, Sen. McCain made clear why he lost the election. One is tempted to say "why he and his party" lost the election. But unfortunately, his concession remarks also revealed what some pundits have been saying for months: John McCain has no party.

So far as Sen. McCain is concerned, he was pleased to submit his resume in application for "The Big Job." He received a fair interview; the election went to the better orator with the better turn-out-the-vote organization, and thus he could in good conscience shake hands when the job went to someone else: Better luck next time, old fellow.

Sen. McCain did not merely "do a poor job" articulating the philosophy of expansive liberty and limited government. He failed to articulate it at all, because he is not an adherent of this philosophy, and could thus play no role in calling forth the forces of freedom to do battle on behalf of this philosophy, as articulated down through the centuries by Jefferson, Bastiat, Nock, von Mises, Hayek, R.A. Taft, Rand, Goldwater, Ron Paul, et al.

Those who suffered a year's worth of frustration waiting for John McCain to sound that rallying cry are now criticized for acting "bitter" about the Nov. 4 results. We are expected to act like the losing team after a sporting contest, lining up to shake hands with the victors.

The problem is, socialism is not a game played on a 60-minute clock within the "out-of-bounds" markers, where you're free to come back and try again, with the scoreboard set back to zero-zero, next season.

In the 20th century, socialism -- which comes in many forms, but always involves the use of armed force or the threat of force to seize wealth from the productive class and redistribute it to the less creative, the less innovative, the less industrious -- murdered millions, and impoverished hundreds of millions more. The socialists never enter the next round with the scoreboard "reset to zero" -- they consolidate the gains of 1912 and 1932 and 1964 and 2008, digest their new powers and all the wealth they've confiscated from their victims, and then -- swollen with all they have devoured -- ask, "Play again?"

For 100 years, our battles have almost all been holding actions and "fighting retreats" before the expanding forces of government tyranny. But we're supposed to smile, fund the opposition with our confiscated earnings, and be good sports about it.

Since they can tantalize the ill-schooled masses with promises of "free stuff, seized from the greedy rich," the socialists nearly always defeat us. Even during our temporary "victories" -- the Reagan years, for instance -- the rhetoric may swing our way, but the power and grasp and size of the state continue to grow. Yet that is not enough for them. Oh no. They proceed to get quite irate if we fail to shake hands and join with them in celebrating their latest victory over the outnumbered forces of freedom!

We're not "good sports" about it!

Socialists are thieves. They are worse than thieves, because they assume a pose of high moral dudgeon if we call them what they are, proceeding to claim the authorization of "majority support" for their crimes. They are in fact slavers, insisting we not only pay up, but do so with a smile and a happy little minstrel song.

They ridicule us, saying, 'What do you mean, 'socialism'? We already have Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid. Are you calling those wonderful programs 'socialism'?"

Of course I am. And the government schools -- the youth propaganda camps where new little legions of socialists are bred -- those are socialist programs, as well.

With Jefferson, we have pledged eternal enmity to these ongoing crimes against human energy, ingenuity, and decency. This is not "a game." With these forces of darkness, which will eventually ruin this once-proud nation, casting us broken and bankrupt on the mercy of the enemies of freedom, we do not shake hands.

We nearly always lose. But while we breathe, we fight.

Vin Suprynowicz (vsuprynowicz@reviewjournal.com) is the assistant editorial page editor of the daily Las Vegas Review-Journal and author of "The Black Arrow." See www.VinSuprynowicz.com/.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
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As if we keep choosing idiots to play JEOPARDY...
1 posted on 11/17/2008 8:20:21 PM PST by crusher
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To: crusher

One of the richest guys I know lives in Vegas. Moved out of California to save on taxes. He voted for O


2 posted on 11/17/2008 8:22:11 PM PST by edcoil (Looking for a new tagline - do you have one I can use?)
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To: crusher
youtube - How Obama Got Elected
3 posted on 11/17/2008 8:22:13 PM PST by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism and BO is a WHINING marxist)
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To: edcoil

well the first two outta three ain’t bad


4 posted on 11/17/2008 8:24:16 PM PST by Jolla
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To: crusher

And the Sheep want Socialism. They now have the government they deserve.

They have broken faith with their country, their soldiers, and you.


5 posted on 11/17/2008 8:30:17 PM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: edcoil

Probably talks for a living.


6 posted on 11/17/2008 8:34:41 PM PST by Clock King (Radical Conservatives, arise!)
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To: crusher

We conservatives got sold down river for sure.The rnc (read that rino elite) made sure the primaries were in open states and the dems nominated a rino for us to hang our hat on.Mcnutts was picked so he/because he could/would lose.My opinion:Its all about amnesty.


7 posted on 11/17/2008 8:36:04 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: crusher

America is dead and gone. What’s left is a land mass populated by cretins and parasites who have absolutely no respect for the military and who vote for big government to confiscate money from their neighbors and “redistribute” it to them. It is not an America worth defending anymore.

Whatever. I just live here.
Every man for himself.


8 posted on 11/17/2008 8:37:40 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: crusher

Looks like Vin learned the primary lesson for this election: liberals are not tolerant, though they preach tolerance. IOW, liberals are hypocrites.

Now, if we could only get the rest of America to see straight.


9 posted on 11/17/2008 8:38:48 PM PST by Kevmo (Palin/Hunter 2012)
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To: Old Sarge
And the Sheep want Socialism.

I don't think so. I just think that the "sheep" haven't been given an alternative. Liberal vs. liberal lite offers little incentive to pick one over the other.

The republican party is dead. Stick a fork in it.

10 posted on 11/17/2008 8:38:55 PM PST by meyer (We are all John Galt)
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To: edcoil

Here you go...


11 posted on 11/17/2008 8:41:58 PM PST by jessduntno (Barack - Kenyan for "High Wind, Big Thunder, No Rain")
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To: Old Sarge
"There is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100 percent of income so long as the people get benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is taxed." Barack Hussein Obama Sr

Just to long for my tagline.

12 posted on 11/17/2008 8:42:15 PM PST by justrepublican ("There is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100 percent of income.)
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To: edcoil
"One of the richest guys I know lives in Vegas. Moved out of California to save on taxes. He voted for O"

Those types of people are infuriating to me. They create a mess where they live, then move away to escape it. They then proceed to recreate the mess where they moved to. It boggles the mind.

13 posted on 11/17/2008 8:43:56 PM PST by KoRn
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To: crusher
Best articulation I've seen of exactly how I see this. It's not politics as usual, it hasn't been for a long time. The other side knew that, we're just figuring it out, at the eleventh hour.
14 posted on 11/17/2008 8:45:18 PM PST by mrsmel (That one is not my president.)
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To: justrepublican

This will fit:

“There is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100 percent of income”


15 posted on 11/17/2008 8:46:16 PM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: Lancey Howard

My husband is ridiculing me for not seeing just exactly that way, but I’m coming around.


16 posted on 11/17/2008 8:47:05 PM PST by mrsmel (That one is not my president.)
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To: Lancey Howard
Whatever. I just live here. Every man for himself.

Kind of refreshing, isn't it.

L

17 posted on 11/17/2008 8:49:36 PM PST by Lurker ("America is at that awkward stage. " Claire Wolfe, call your office.)
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To: KoRn

“Those types of people are infuriating to me. They create a mess where they live, then move away to escape it. They then proceed to recreate the mess where they moved to. It boggles the mind. “

Vegas/Henderson is loaded w/ them.


18 posted on 11/17/2008 8:51:12 PM PST by Constitutional Patriot (Socialism is the cancer of humanity.)
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To: justrepublican

“nothing can stop government from taxing 100 percent of income...” Barack Hussein Obama Sr

How about that?


19 posted on 11/17/2008 8:54:36 PM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Lancey Howard; neverdem; crusher; The Mayor; trooprally; counterpunch; Philo1962

If you think America is dead and gone then you’re a mission field, not a missionary. America is an ideology. Start educating. We are all Community Organizers now.


20 posted on 11/17/2008 8:56:21 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: crusher

-—more—

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2128752/posts


21 posted on 11/17/2008 8:57:06 PM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

That we are, That we are!


22 posted on 11/17/2008 9:01:30 PM PST by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: Lancey Howard

Fox just showed an intro to H&C asking a college girl which party currently controls congress... she giggles and says she hasn’t a clue... and she voted... for O


23 posted on 11/17/2008 9:04:27 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: The Mayor

I think I just wrote part of my new tagline. Developing....


24 posted on 11/17/2008 9:05:07 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

If thats the case, then Al Franken’s claim of the undervote hold no merit.


25 posted on 11/17/2008 9:07:49 PM PST by yongin (Converting people to Mormonism makes the world more conservative)
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To: crusher
I couldn't agree more with the article.

This isn't a game. It's serious business made all the more serious by the fact that we lost to socialists/Marxists whose philosophy is the antithesis of everything our country, our constitution and our forefathers stand/stood for.

Thus, good sportsmanship doesn't apply.

26 posted on 11/17/2008 9:51:22 PM PST by TAdams8591 (He's not MY President!)
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To: crusher

Pubbies just don’t understand that for Dims, politics is a zero sum game. And if we don’t start to play by that rule, this country is doomed.


27 posted on 11/17/2008 10:28:26 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: crusher

“But while we breathe, we fight.”

Agreed.


28 posted on 11/17/2008 10:51:40 PM PST by Gator113 ("Noli nothis permittere te terere.")
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To: Fred

That is amazing...thanks for posting it.


29 posted on 11/17/2008 11:00:11 PM PST by Cedar
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To: crusher

We need to have a campaign by the grassroots voters to stop the voter fraud that has permeated elections for decades, but especially the past three...2004/2006/2008. Election fraud is so blatant and now so pervasivive that the left thinks it is their right. We need to demand that elections for federal office be overseen by bipartisan observers in equal numbers. Left to states, this will never happen. All the blue states will continue to encourage voter fraud. If it was state elctions only, so be it. People would move to a better state, but because it affects federal office, as well, states should NOT have the final say.


30 posted on 11/17/2008 11:07:49 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Lurker

My wife and I attended the dedication ceremony for the new national veterans cemetery in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. It was a magnificent affair, nicely done. Arlen Specter was the keynote speaker. Prior to his speech we listened to commentary from a number of politicians including Jon Fox, Patrick Murphy, Mike Fitzpatrick (who got the most applause), and Joe Sestak. There was even a detail from my old Marine Corps unit, 3/14, on hand for Presentation of the Colors.

I looked around and saw over a hundred old veterans from every war going back to WWII. Most of them wore hats or caps that proudly displayed the names of their ships, or their service branch, or their American Legion post. Their were a lot of those red and gold Marine Corps jackets, too, and some currently active servicemen and women were in full uniform.

There were also some parents and families of fallen heroes, and some severely disabled veterans from the veterans hospital in attendance.

The ceremony was held in one of those giant white tents the size of an auditorium, and the driveway into the cemetery was lined with flag-bearing members of Warrior’s Watch. Warriors’ Watch is a motorcycle club that offers motorcycle escorts to any serviceman or woman who is returning home from duty overseas. It looked like most of these guys were Vietnam Veterans, and they had the coolest, decorated leather jackets I ever saw. They will happily meet any returning military unit at the airport and provide escort all the way home with over twenty to thirty motorcycles. Believe me, there won’t be any liberals spitting on returning soldiers, sailors, or Marines this time around.

Anyway, the dedication ceremony was for a national veterans cemetery and there was always a touch of somberness in the air, especially during the groundbreaking part of the ceremony when the guests of honor donned white hardhats and were instructed, “Gentlemen, turn your shovels.”

This new cemetery, some people proclaimed, will even rival Arlington. It is a beautiful and historic Bucks County site indeed.

As I looked around and took it all in I had to fight being overcome by depression from the horrible feeling that it’s all gone to waste, this great experiment of our founders called “The United States of America”. All these great people, all this sincere pride and patriotism, and so many lives sacrificed for an idea, a notion, a patriotic pride for a land of liberty that no longer exists. That great big American flag that served as a backdrop to the stage was just a piece of colored cloth.

It took literally decades, but America has finally been beaten down. The election of 2008 provides all the evidence anyone needs. America is no longer a “melting pot” but a great big happy hot tub of different cultures, different identities, and hyphenated group names. Press ‘1’ for English.

But mostly, America is now nothing more than a land mass of selfish cretins and parasites who have absolutely no respect for the military and who just exchanged their votes for Obama and the Democrats’ promise to confiscate more money from their neighbors and redistribute it to them.

During the dedication ceremony last Sunday, past and present members of each branch of the service were asked to stand and accept applause. When the Marines were called I stood, proudly, but that pride was nostalgic, rooted only in the rememberance of an America that is dead and gone. I don’t believe I could bring myself to defend the America of today, because I no longer see an America worth defending.

The only concern I have left is for those poor souls currently in the military who ultimately will have to answer to Commander-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama. (Have you seen that guy’s sloppy attempt at a salute??) Count on the liberals returning full-speed-ahead to their treatment of the military as a social-engineering petri dish, and completing the feminization of the panty-waste Pentagon. I hope as many servicemen and women as possible can find a way to get themselves out of the military before they end up on some UN “peacekeeping” mission to Rwanda or Darfur, armed only with rubber bullets.

FRegards,
LH


31 posted on 11/17/2008 11:21:46 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: edcoil

How rich? Wealthy rich or just rich rich?

There’s a reason I am asking.


32 posted on 11/17/2008 11:42:32 PM PST by Hostage
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To: Hostage

both. lots of “old” money and owns a company making lots of money now.


33 posted on 11/18/2008 12:28:37 PM PST by edcoil (Looking for a new tagline - do you have one I can use?)
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To: Lurker; Neil E. Wright

Bumpety PING...


34 posted on 11/18/2008 1:26:33 PM PST by dcwusmc (We need to make government so small that it can be drowned in a bathtub.)
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To: edcoil

An easy definition of rich and wealthy is that the rich can live off the interest return of their principle and the wealthy can live off the interest return of the interest return of their principle. One is first order return and the other is second order return.

So the rich can be idle but must stay ahead of inflation to insure their principle retains its value.

The wealthy are insulated from inflation by their second order return.

The rich comprise retired lawyers, doctors, successful business people, or people that are widowed or inherited from these rich.

The wealthy and the budding wealthy are those that frequently vote democrat because the democrats have the means to change the tax code at will to benefit them.

But this at-will tax code amendment ability of democrats does not apply to the rich, it applies to the wealthy because the wealthy usually decide that their class must have an ability to select who will be a member of their class. Therefore, the tax code is used to impede would-be members and allows the existing members to decide membership.

To get clear of taxation you need at least 10 million dollars. Usually one sets up a charitable trust (with beneficiaries normally one’s family members), and then you take a high dollar life insurance policy out against the trust. Finally you take a low-interest loan against the life insurance and you are tax-free. But it takes about 10 million to make it work.

Now historically, it is known that the land owning class, the merchant class (traders) and the industrialist class are those that vie for political rule. A careful review of history shows that those that rule (or are behind their appointed figureheads) are the ones that impose taxes to hold at bay those that would like to rule or have the potential to rule.

Believe it or not our Founding Fathers were students of the history of taxation and spent an enormous amount of time on how to appropiately tax citizens of the United States. This did not include the 16th Amendment which came bundled with the Federal Reserve Act.

But the relevance of the previous is that you will find democrats cling to their 16th Amendment because it gives license to do whatever they want with taxes. Whereas the FairTax (http://www.fairtax.org) which abolishes the Income tax (and will be linked with repealing the 16th) has huge support from Republicans. There is a reason for this and it includes the explanation of why the wealthy usually support democrats and the rich support Republicans.


35 posted on 11/18/2008 2:08:16 PM PST by Hostage
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To: crusher

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k6KUDv1wzraWhwlBt1

The govt. schools and the US Pravda are doing everything in their power to socialize our country, we’re in a desperate race to educate and deprogram people about politics.

You have to “save” as many people as you can from the “Media Matrix”, this is no time to retreat to our caves and let politics play out.


36 posted on 11/18/2008 2:13:17 PM PST by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Yeah, Colmes got pretty irritated at the evidence.
“Are you saying that all 0bama voters are a bunch of morons?”

And the reply was even better -

“No, I wouldn’t say that Alan, because you and the rest of them would call that racist.”


37 posted on 11/18/2008 2:17:37 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Hostage

BTT I think it is called shutting the door behind you. there is a point every successful person does not want to compete any longer and tries to shut the doors behind them to stop the competition.

Kinda of a NIMBY in finance.


38 posted on 11/18/2008 7:55:38 PM PST by edcoil (Looking for a new tagline - do you have one I can use?)
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To: crusher
In the 20th century, socialism -- which comes in many forms, but always involves the use of armed force or the threat of force to seize wealth from the productive class and redistribute it to the less creative, the less innovative, the less industrious -- murdered millions, and impoverished hundreds of millions more. The socialists never enter the next round with the scoreboard "reset to zero" -- they consolidate the gains of 1912 and 1932 and 1964 and 2008, digest their new powers and all the wealth they've confiscated from their victims, and then -- swollen with all they have devoured -- ask, "Play again?"

Masterful.

39 posted on 11/18/2008 8:01:59 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (2010. Do or die.)
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To: crusher

Ping again.


40 posted on 11/19/2008 10:57:42 PM PST by Jack Black (NO MANDATORY SERVICE IN THE OBAMA-YOUTH !)
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To: crusher
The author is absolutely right about McCain. I'm speaking as one who's done political campaigns for years, and it was darned near impossible to try to drum up support for McCain your support of him is lukewarm at best.

Democrats are fond of believing themselves to be civilized. Well folks, I invite you to look up the definition of the two words, paying particular attention to the root word.

The only good thing that came out of the McCain campaign was Governor Sarah Palin, though Obama's little minions in the media treated her with NO tolerance, NO respect and not even a subatomic particle's worth of simple civility.

Democrats are savages. Every last one is a little Lord of the Flies.

41 posted on 11/21/2008 4:44:32 AM PST by cake_crumb (Waiting for Dear Leader Obama to drop sea levels and heal Earth.)
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To: antonia
Socialists are thieves. They are worse than thieves, because they assume a pose of high moral dudgeon if we call them what they are, proceeding to claim the authorization of "majority support" for their crimes. They are in fact slavers, insisting we not only pay up, but do so with a smile and a happy little minstrel song.
42 posted on 11/24/2008 5:55:26 PM PST by antonia (A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves. - Edward R. Murrow)
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