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  • Leftists versus the People

    02/24/2018 3:20:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | February 24, 2018 | Jeffrey Folks
    Do they really hate ordinary people that much? Yes, they do. For liberals, the distinction between the "dumb masses" and their enlightened selves renders life meaningful. Disdain for ordinary folks is not just an ancillary trait of liberalism. It is fundamental to the its nature. At its heart, liberalism is a gnostic religion, and the essence of that religion is the believer's faith that he possesses the means of changing the world for the better. The belief that the world must be changed requires there to be a mass of individuals whose lives are in need of change. Following this...
  • The Democrats Must Nominate Another Woman for President

    11/17/2017 11:38:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    New Republic ^ | November 17, 2017 | By Jeet Heer
    As sexual misconduct scandals hit Capitol Hill, it makes even more sense for the party to run a female candidate against the sexist president. This year, Franken emerged as an outside contender for the presidency in 2020. The former Saturday Night Live comedian, elected in 2009, is an effective and studious senator who’s earned the respect of his peers—and, lately, the fear of his opponents, as he’s been one of the Senate’s most ruthless interrogators of Trump nominees and one of his party’s most entertaining critics of the president. Now, his job is in serious jeopardy and he’s out of...
  • 5 Ways Republicans Could Ruin Tax Reform

    10/19/2017 3:58:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 17, 2017 | Rachel Greszler
    Policymakers want to unleash economic growth in America by fixing our broken tax system. Or so they say. Now that the conversation has moved beyond just lowering tax rates, pro-growth tax reform is in danger of losing the stuff that actually makes it pro-growth. That’s because policymakers are caving to big-government advocates and other special interests. Here are the top five worst ideas that would surely dampen pro-growth tax reform. 1. Failing to enact full expensing. Full expensing—allowing businesses to deduct the full cost of their investments when they incur those costs, instead of spreading them out over many years—is...
  • Democrats Are in Deep Trouble

    08/07/2017 1:59:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | August 7, 2017 | By Peter Roff
    ... There are lots of reasons the partisan division has become so lopsided in favor of the GOP. The Democrats and their friends in the government departments of elite universities and on the editorial desk at the New York Times will say it's because the legislative district maps are drawn unfairly, because the votes of non-whites are suppressed in the South and in rural areas, and just about any other excuse they can think of to suggest the Republicans are cheating. In truth, the voters just aren't buying any more what the Democrats have to sell. The Democrats, from FDR...
  • Poll Results Addle Dem Leader [semi-satire]

    08/04/2017 6:35:18 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 August 2017 | John Semmens
    A poll conducted for Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) by her "House Majority PAC" produced consternation and confusion for this top Democrat. For one, the poll found that the political ideologies of voters were 41% conservative, 32% moderate and 19% liberal, with 37% identifying as Independents, 35% as Republicans and 29% as Democrats. For two, among white working class voters 69% favored policies that reward hard work. "These findings make no sense," Pelosi argued. "Surely leisure is preferred over hard work. The Democratic Party has enacted measures that have expanded the opportunities for people to leave the workforce and...
  • Democrats look to run on more than just opposition to Trump

    08/02/2017 12:04:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 2, 2017 | By Paul Kane
    Democrats, after analyzing their miserable 2016 showing, found voters didn’t know where the party stood on key economic issues. Starting now, they want to build an economic identity so that their candidates can run next year on something more than just opposition to President Trump. The pressure point, however, is crafting an agenda that balances the needs of energizing anti-Trump liberal activists without driving away centrist voters and Republicans disillusioned with the president and the lack of results coming from the GOP-led Congress. Without winning a significant bloc of Republican voters in next year’s Senate races, Democrats will fall deeper...
  • Pew: Most Americans Say Democratic Party Has Become Too Statist

    07/31/2017 9:31:13 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 31 July 2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    A recent poll by the Pew Research Center found that a majority of Americans say the Democratic Party “too often sees government as the only way to solve problems.” The Pew survey, conducted this summer among a national sample of 2,504 adults 18 years of age or older, found that 61 percent of Americans see the Democratic Party as too government-centered, believing that the state should be the only recourse for solving problems in society. Among those surveyed, even substantial percentages of those describing themselves as Democrats or liberals believe that the Democratic Party has gone too far in turning...
  • Cannabis cotillion: Luxury cannabis brand Beboe debuts in S.F.

    07/07/2017 10:54:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 7, 2017 | Carolyne Zinko
    As canna-business strategist Elise McRoberts walked across an animal skin rug and into the living room of a Pacific Heights home for the recent San Francisco launch of Beboe, an upscale cannabis brand from Los Angeles, she assumed she would see the usual faces on the marijuana circuit — growers, dispensary owners and cannabis chefs. Instead, the party was a cross-pollination of the worlds of high society, Silicon Valley, politics, fashion and design: industrial designer Yves Béhar, former Mayor Willie Brown, who carried decriminalization bills in the state assembly in the 1970s, philanthropists Katie and Todd Traina, boutique owner Emily...
  • Back to the Center, Democrats

    07/06/2017 11:50:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 6, 2017 | By MARK PENN and ANDREW STEIN
    The path back to power for the Democratic Party today, as it was in the 1990s, is unquestionably to move to the center and reject the siren calls of the left, whose policies and ideas have weakened the party. The last few years of the Obama administration and the 2016 primary season once again created a rush to the left. Identity politics, class warfare and big government all made comebacks. Candidates inspired by Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren and a host of well-funded groups have embraced sharply leftist ideas. But the results at the voting booth have been anything...
  • DOJ’s Mysterious Marijuana Subcommittee

    06/07/2017 7:25:48 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 91 replies
    Led by an outspoken legalization opponent, Jeff Sessions' Justice Department is reviewing federal marijuana policy, with significant changes possible soon. Almost nothing about the review process is publicly known and key players in the policy debate have not been contacted. The outcome of the review could devastate a multibillion-dollar industry and countermand the will of voters in eight states if the Obama administration's permissive stance on non-medical sales is reversed.
  • Chairman Ajit Pai is draining the FCC Swamp

    05/14/2017 12:54:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 9, 2017 | Timothy H. Lee
    If you're wondering where the Washington, D.C., swamp is being drained as promised, look no further than the Federal Communications Commission and intrepid new Chairman Ajit Pai. For eight long years, the Obama administration circumvented our deliberative democratic process to impose laws via administrative fiat and his infamous "pen and phone." And no agency illustrated that malfeasance more than the FCC, where former Chairman Tom Wheeler in particular rammed through partisan policies and midnight regulations of dubious legality, often suffering the wrath of an unamused judicial branch for its shenanigans. Chief among those Obama FCC misdeeds was its relentless and...
  • No bigger racists than progressive whites....here's video proof (Vanity)

    04/14/2017 3:22:14 AM PDT · by angelrod · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | Ami Horowitz
    Listen to the progressive's own words blatantly saying blacks and minorities are unable to get ID. The best part is blacks themselves state how easy it is to get ID and no one walks around without ID. The video was made by Ami Horowitz, a conservative Jew who does a lot of these man on the street interviews.
  • G20 Bows to Trump

    03/19/2017 12:14:06 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/19/17 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    I believe we may be on the cusp of a new global prosperity led by the United States in a fashion that more resembles a free market, than that of a collective cooperative like we've seen the statists trying to put into place for a few generations Moderation, is the key. For example, food can be a good thing, but if you go to any extreme, be it eating too much, or eating too little, you run the risk of being overweight, or starving yourself to death. Moderation is an important concept in pretty much everything. In politics, the term...
  • Nike CEO's Pay Tripled Last Year to $47.6 Million

    02/13/2017 7:18:26 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Fortune ^ | 7/26/16 | Geoffrey Smith
    Nike chief executive Mark Parker bagged a raise of nearly 200% for the company's last fiscal year, taking home a total of $47.6 million...
  • Obama the regulation prostitute.

    11/17/2016 9:35:34 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 7 replies
    self ^ | 11/17/16 | self
    Repeal them all.
  • New York Tries to Shut Down the New Economy to Protect Special Interests

    10/30/2016 12:12:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Freedomworks ^ | October 28, 2016 | Kenny Stein
    Last Friday Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York signed a new bill seeking to crackdown on citizens offering their homes for short term rental through Airbnb. The law would impose fines of up to $7,500 simply for listing a rental on the popular site for travelers. Why would the state of New York pass this law attacking people seeking to earn some extra money to help afford living in one of the most expensive cities in the country? The answer lies with the hotel companies, one of whose CEOs openly celebrated that his company would be able to raise prices...
  • 10 Top Republicans Sitting Out the RNC Convention

    07/13/2016 9:02:03 PM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jul 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Trump-resistant and election battling Republicans including two former Presidents, two former Republican nominees, and several former 2016 presidential hopefuls are offering up excuses for why they will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, notably among them a break with a history of former Presidents attending their party’s convention. Here are ten of the most prominent Republicans who say they’ll skip out on the convention and a few more who will or maybe won’t.
  • Insiders: Ted Cruz will capture Wisconsin - Democrats expect a Bernie Sanders victory.

    04/01/2016 3:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 194 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 1, 2016 | Steven Shepard
    Ted Cruz will deal Donald Trump an emphatic defeat in Wisconsin next week. That’s according to The POLITICO Caucus – a panel of activists, strategists and operatives in 10 key battleground states. Nearly nine-in-10 Republicans in those states chose Cruz as the likely winner of next Tuesday’s Wisconsin presidential primary. Among Democrats, Caucus members by a nearly two-to-one margin predicted Bernie Sanders would defeat Hillary Clinton. In the Republican race, insiders said Cruz has surged ahead of Trump in Wisconsin thanks to GOP Gov. Scott Walker’s endorsement and an electorate that isn’t as favorable to Trump as those in other...
  • You Commit Three Felonies a Day

    07/01/2015 6:02:51 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 27, 2009 | L. Gordon Crovitz
    Laws have become too vague and the concept of intent has disappeared. When we think about the pace of change in technology, it's usually to marvel at how computing power has become cheaper and faster or how many new digital ways we have to communicate. Unfortunately, this pace of change is increasingly clashing with some of the slower-moving parts of our culture. Technology moves so quickly we can barely keep up, and our legal system moves so slowly it can't keep up with itself. By design, the law is built up over time by court decisions, statutes and regulations. Sometimes...
  • The Cost of Freedom Today

    06/24/2015 11:09:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/24/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Our inalienable—God given—rights as set down in the Constitution are under attack. It’s the agenda of the American left to implement an unholy, “live for today” secularism which will destroy the virtues and truth contained in our founding documents. The strength of our republic was derived from a higher authority. Our government was designed to prevent any group amassing so much power that the society at large would be harmed. It is our culture that should drive politics, not the other way around. Today’s politicians demean that culture and subject the American people to tyranny. The Obama Regime in particular...