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  • The Left’s Hypocrisy on Guns

    06/20/2016 6:20:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2016 | Sarah Isgur Flores
    As Senate Democrats filibuster, I’m left wondering: what would Democrats do if conservatives agreed to halt the sale of semi-automatic assault-style rifles only if Democrats agreed to ban abortions after 20 weeks?In the wake of the horrific murders in Orlando, the Left has reverted to their self-righteous talking points and cherry-picked facts. As we now know, this attack had an immediate cause—an evil guy with a Sig Sauer MCX—and underlying causes—mental health problems, an adherence to extremist religious propaganda, a struggle with his sexual orientation. For tragic perspective, last year, there were 372 mass shootings (defined as an incident in...
  • Why Liberals Support Muslims Who Hate Everything They Stand For

    06/18/2016 3:51:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 110 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2016 | John Hawkins
    "I also now realize, with brutal clarity, that in the progressive hierarchy of identity groups, Muslims are above gays. Every pundit and politician -- and that includes President Obama and Hillary Clinton and half the talking heads on TV -- who today have said ‘We don't know what the shooter's motivation could possibly be!’ have revealed to me their true priorities: appeasing Muslims is more important than defending the lives of gay people. Every progressive who runs interference for Islamic murderers is complicit in those murders, and I can no longer be a part of that team." -- Anonymous at...
  • The Left Chose Islam Over Gays. Now 100 People Are Dead Or Maimed In Orlando

    06/12/2016 2:27:39 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Jun 2016 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    Over 100 people have been killed or maimed at a gay dance club in Orlando by Omar Mateen, a Muslim terrorist. How many more innocent gays need to die before we admit that America, and the world, has an Islam problem? I don’t mean a “radical Islam” problem or an “extremist Islam problem.” Violence is not the extreme in Islam any more: it’s the norm. The public’s patience for comments like the one below, from the dimwitted lesbian Sally Kohn, are wearing thin. As for mine, it’s long since run out.Obama’s response to the tragedy today was similarly limp-wristed. He...
  • Fascism: A Leftist Ideology

    06/07/2016 9:21:24 AM PDT · by walford · 15 replies
    Facebook ^ | 06/05/2016 | walford
    The Left is fond of smearing those who do not share their value system as "fascist." The latest target is the current 'presumptive' GOP Presidential nominee. To the Left, "fascist" is a buzzword for an implied, undefined "evil." In fact, fascism is a definable political ideology that has an extensively documented history, in theory and practice. Fascism is a left-wing ideology; a bundling of trade-union syndicalism, futurism and statist collectivism. Fascists hold that private property can only be tolerated so long as it serves the public via its agent, the State. That most certainly is not a conservative principle, is...
  • The Left's Endgame: Complete Androgyny

    06/03/2016 2:19:00 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 31 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | June 3, 2016 | Benny Huang
    Using the "wrong" pronoun in casual conversation can cost you big bucks these days--even when it happens to be the right one. Gresham-Barlow School District in Oregon was forced to cough up $60,000 to a teacher who prefers the pronoun "they" because she "identifies" as neither male nor female. The teacher, Leo Soell, was granted damages in order to compensate her for the emotional distress of being "misgendered." For the uninitiated, "misgendering" is nothing more than using the correct pronoun to refer to a person who prefers to be called something else. In the old days we just called it...
  • Liberalism's Descent into Madness

    05/18/2016 11:11:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 18, 2016 | Marvin J. Folkertsma
    One of the most fruitful observations about politics is that it flows downhill from culture, which launches a variety of speculations about how examining specific cultural products enables us better to understand current political developments. During a year dominated by flamboyant poseurs bombarding our fair land with catchphrases and sanity-challenged promises, it seems that the concept of “madness” has few competitors to guide us through this most unusual political jungle. After all, just what is one supposed to make of an unindicted felon, an infantile socialist, and a “high energy” master of non sequitur phrases and provocative policies, all competing...
  • NBC Pushes Trump to the Left on Transgender Bathrooms, Abortion, Taxes

    04/21/2016 10:27:35 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 64 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 21, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    Trump acknowledged that he “had a feeling that question was going to come up” and proceeded toe the liberal line of political correctness: “Well, look, North Carolina did something that was very strong and they're paying a big price and there's a lot of problems....People go, they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. There has been so little trouble.” ... Fellow co-host Savannah Guthrie turned to the subject of abortion: “The Republican platform, every four years, has a provision that states that the right of the unborn child shall not be infringed. And it makes no exceptions for...
  • 11 Times The Left Pushed Anti-LGBT Hoaxes

    04/20/2016 9:41:53 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 20 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | April 19, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    11 Times The Left Pushed Anti-LGBT Hoaxes On Monday, a gay man named Jordan Brown claimed that he picked up a cake from a Whole Foods. The cake was supposed to celebrate same-sex marriage with the slogan “LOVE WINS.” Instead, Brown said, the Whole Foods bakery decided to rain on his rainbow, issuing him a cake with an anti-gay slur on it: LOVE WINS FAG. That’s not the cake I ordered, @WholeFoods and I am offended for myself & the entire #LGBT community pic.twitter.com/cuxuv6mL3G — Jordan D Brown (@PasJordanBrown) April 18, 2016 There was only one problem: Brown was apparently...
  • The lunacy of the left

    04/04/2016 9:14:51 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3 Apr, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    The idea of American exceptionalism has been embedded in our DNA for generations. It is the faith-based belief that, as Ronald Reagan put it, America is a “shining city on a hill.” Do modern liberals believe that? I almost never try to get into the other side’s head or ascribe ill motives to those on the left. They are, I’ve always believed, misguided, not malign. 20 Things Were Found on Earth & Some Still Can't Be Explained Obama signs $42.4B payout to a shocking group of people. Hint: It’s people who actually deserve it. 13 Child Stars Who Have Changed...
  • You will believe in the left-wing orthodoxy, and you will like it

    04/04/2016 8:22:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/16 | Herman Cain
    Using the mechanisms of government, politics, public opinion to pressure you, investigate you, threaten litigation against you or otherwise complicate your life. Banks announce they will not lend money to people who deal in firearms. A major fundraising web site refuses to host campaigns for the targets of ideological harassment. A U.S. senator openly threatens to go after global warming skeptics using a law that was passed to take down the mafia. Governors veto laws designed to protect religious freedom after receiving threats from organizations like the National Football League. And of course, conservative organizations endure harassment from the IRS....
  • Using the Soviet Playbook [Agent Soros]

    03/20/2016 12:06:26 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 22 replies
    rightnation ^ | 3/19/2016 | Coach
    The Russian Revolution was stolen by a small cadre of extremists after the WW I German government shipped Lenin back to Russia in hopes he would undermine the Czar's government and take Russia out of the war. It worked and the Soviet Union was born. We are witnessing the same thing right now with Move ON. Org, Black Lives Matter and a host of other radical groups financed by George Soros. Hitler's Nazis also copied the Soviets in destroying the Weimar Republic. Their favorite strategy was to worm their way into opposition groups and create chaos. A favorite ploy was...
  • The Left May Well Get Trump Nominated

    03/15/2016 8:03:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    This past Friday, a left-wing mob shut down a Donald Trump rally in Chicago. Most Americans viewing what happened saw it for what it was -- another left-wing assault on the speech of those with whom they differ and on traditional American civility. Not surprisingly, the media reporting has concentrated overwhelmingly on Trump for incendiary and inexcusable comments he has made at some of his other rallies that were disrupted by protesters. For example, he offered to pay any legal bills incurred by a man in the audience who sucker-punched a protester as he was being led out of a...
  • The Strategy the Left is Using to Try and Take Down Ted Cruz

    11/26/2015 4:17:10 PM PST · by Isara · 22 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | November 26, 2015 | Rob Knowles
    I’ve been wondering for several months how the left would tackle Ted Cruz should he eventually rise in the polls as I expected he would. Looking at his candidacy, he’s been sterling. However, as the left does, they find an angle on a conservative candidate, and drive it into the depths of hell. Regarding Cruz, I think I finally see where they’re going to go.Up until this point, Cruz didn’t pose a threat to the left; he was middle-of-the-pack. I–as well as many conservatives–knew he would eventually rise, threatening the elites in the Democratic Party, as well as the establishment...
  • The Left and the Attack on Paris

    11/17/2015 6:02:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    The left's reactions to the terror attack on Paris are in keeping with its tradition of getting almost everything wrong. Take Bernie Sanders, for example. At the Democratic presidential debate, one day after the Paris attack, the democratic socialist candidate made this observation about al-Qaida: "I would argue that the disastrous invasion of Iraq, something that I strongly opposed, has unraveled the region completely, and led to the rise of al-Qaida and to ISIS." That a U.S. senator, let alone a man running for president of the United States, believes that the American invasion of Iraq led to the rise...
  • The Strange Death of the Center-Left

    08/18/2015 4:55:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | Michael Barone
    In 1935 George Dangerfield published "The Strange Death of Liberal England, 1910-1914," a vivid account of how Britain's center-left Liberal Party, dominant for a century, collapsed amid conflicts it could not resolve. The Liberal Party had appeared impregnable. Its cabinet in 1910 included Herbert Asquith (in the midst of the longest consecutive prime ministership since the Duke of Liverpool's and until Margaret Thatcher's), and the future wartime leaders David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill. But after 1910 the party never won an election again. What got me thinking about Dangerfield's delightfully written book were political developments here and in Britain...
  • Democrats Threw Everything They Had At Scott Walker—And Still Lost

    07/13/2015 10:12:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | Kevin Glass
    Right to work. The elimination of wage control laws. Voter ID laws. Defunding Planned Parenthood. Expanding school choice. These are some of the No. 1 priorities for Republican legislators around the country. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has hit every item on this list, and he did so in a deep blue state; Wisconsin hasn’t gone red in a presidential election in more than 30 years, and its labor union culture may be second only to that of the automotive capital in neighboring Michigan. Walker’s uncompromising conservative governance made him Democrats' No. 1 target at both the state and national level,...
  • America’s only remaining choices – civil disobedience or collapse

    06/27/2015 1:24:46 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 75 replies
    The American Report ^ | June 27, 2015 | Lawrence Sellin, PHD
    The United States no longer has, as the Constitution designed, a government composed of executive, legislative and judicial branches, separate, but equal in power. The federal government is now an alliance of branches, devoted to the preservation of government itself, separate, not from each other, but from the American people and dedicated to tyranny. The policies pursued by the Obama Administration and facilitated by cowardly politicians and a compliant media are not simply the intersection of radical ideology and incompetence, but a dangerous subversive element of an anti-American and anti-Western strategy. Cultural Marxism and its many variants, such as political...
  • Why can’t the national Socialist LEFT acknowledge their own bloody history?

    06/01/2015 10:11:46 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 39 replies
    May 2015 | Anonymous
    We currently have a Leftist campaigning nationally for president as an acknowledged Socialist and you would think that the nation’s left would now admit to the obvious – that he and they are socialists. But this isn’t the case, converse with them even a short time and you will find that they will fight you tooth and nail to deny the obvious. Numerous times Bernie Sanders has ‘outed’ himself as a socialist on the national stage, and yet leftists all over the nation deny that he’s (and they by extension) are Socialists. Go ahead and look up the definition of...
  • The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech

    05/16/2015 1:48:18 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Amazon ^ | May 14,2015 | Kirsten Powers
    Lifelong liberal Kirsten Powers blasts the Left's forced march towards conformity in an exposé of the illiberal war on free speech. No longer champions of tolerance and free speech, the "illiberal Left" now viciously attacks and silences anyone with alternative points of view. Powers asks, "What ever happened to free speech in America?"
  • Why Does the Left Encourage Hatred Toward Women?

    05/05/2015 9:42:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2015 | Scottie Hughes
    Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Ted Danson, and Britney Spears have made segments of late night television go viral by reading some of the rude things tweeted about them. Even President Obama did it, so I thought I would too, but my motivation is not for comedy show laughs. In the world today, there is obviously a lot of hate that has created an environment where people lack the civility and respect that existed in previous generations. Sure, there has always been discord, but there is a big difference from saying “I smite thee” which might have been the most vulgar...
  • Why Offending People Is Suddenly Okay (As Long As Those People Are Jewish)

    04/21/2015 4:50:34 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-20-2015 | Spencer Klavan
    [VIDEO] Some weeks ago, Trevor Noah was named as the next host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central. And as usual whenever anything happens ever, a bunch of people got outraged. This would be an utter non-event except for how marvelously it demonstrated the hypocrisy of the progressive Thought Police. You’ve really got to love it. Noah is a South African comedian just obscure enough to preside over the show as it hurtles into irrelevance, which it will inevitably do once its current host, Jon Stewart, leaves. But this is 2015, which means even the most meaningless and unremarkable...
  • Liberals Have Discarded Religious Liberty

    04/02/2015 5:49:31 PM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Commentary ^ | 03.30.2015 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    There are two ways of looking at the furor that has erupted over the signing into law of a Religious Freedom Restoration Act by the state of Indiana. One is to focus on the fact that this law is a bit different from a federal law of the same name that also has been passed in 19 other states in that its broader language allows claims of religious liberty to be invoked as a defense in civil lawsuits between private parties as well as those involving government action. But for anyone who has been listening to the debate about this...
  • Flushing out Liberals - Poking a Stick Into the Monkey Cage

    03/03/2015 3:26:12 PM PST · by The_Harlequin · 2 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 3-2-15 | Chris Shugart
    In spite of the overwhelming success of American Sniper, it received only one Oscar out of the six categories for which it was nominated. It was a consolation prize most likely—one that allowed the Academy to maintain their façade of integrity, while not causing Hollywood liberals' heads to explode. But this isn’t about the public sensation the film has become. It’s about another phenomenon: the predictable reactions that came from the left. There’s no need to detail or recap the antagonism. But now that the furor of angry and confused criticism is beginning to subside to non-toxic levels, I think...
  • Why the Left Wants Conservatives to View Francis as a Liberal

    01/18/2015 10:48:24 AM PST · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 18, 2015 | Gene M. Van Son
    January 18, 2015 Why the Left Wants Conservatives to View Francis as a Liberal By Gene M. Van Son In an opinion piece at The Week on January 13 entitled “The Republican Party’s War with the Pope has finally started,” Damon Linker states, “It looks like 2015 is shaping up to be the year when Catholic Conservatives declare war on Pope Francis.” Pope Francis’s soon to be released encyclical on the environment, says Linker, will touch off the war. Linker goes on to say that Ross Douthat’s op-ed in the NY Times late last year about the possibility of schism...
  • The Left’s Use of Black People

    12/30/2014 3:32:37 AM PST · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | December 30, 2014 | Walter Williams
    Back in the day, when hunting was the major source of food, hunters often used stalking horses as a means of sneaking up on their quarry. They would walk on the opposite side of the horse until they were close enough to place a good shot on whatever they were hunting. A stalking horse not only concealed them but also, if their target was an armed man and they were discovered, would take the first shot. That’s what blacks are to liberals and progressives in their efforts to transform America — stalking horses.
  • Thank God For Columbus!

    originally posted in Oct 2010Should we or shouldn’t we celebrate Columbus day? Every year the debate rages around this time whether the expansion of European civilization into the western hemisphere was a positive or negative development in human history. Of course Columbus himself was a complex figure, and there is much to love or hate about him depending on one’s point of view. The leftward side of the debate points out Columbus’s greed, ambition, pride and at times cruelty. And yet on the other side , one must admire the bravery, tenacity, and Columbus’ willingness to venture at great risk....
  • Bill Maher, Ben Affleck and Islam

    10/07/2014 12:17:14 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | Dennis Prager
    Last Friday night a rare dialogue/debate took place on American television. It was rare because it involved criticism of Islam, one of the many taboo subjects that are labeled "politically incorrect." And it took place on the program "Real Time with Bill Maher," a show not generally known for taking politically incorrect positions. But on this night the host, Bill Maher, along with atheism-advocate Sam Harris, had a vigorous debate with Actor Ben Affleck, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. Bill Maher, a man of the left on virtually every issue, began...
  • The Left’s Religion of Unhappiness

    10/03/2014 2:28:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 10/3/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    There is no one that the left hates more than a man who does not hate, who goes through the day without outrage and who does not spend his life stewing with vindictive resentments. Leftists call it “privilege” now. They have called it apathy, escapism and a hundred other things. They will find a thousand other names for it as they march through the future centuries grinding their teeth.Privilege is the accusation that the very lack of resentment and grievance, neurotic responses to simple phrases and a cloud of free-floating anger, represents an ignorant oppression. The happy are only happy...
  • The left loses their minds over Hobby Lobby decision

    06/30/2014 1:39:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/30/2014 | Noah Rothman
    I imagine the horrified shrieks that rose from the streets outside the Supreme Court on Monday as the decision in the Hobby Lobby case began to filter out into the crowd of liberal observers was reminiscent of those poor souls who watched helplessly as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire claimed the lives of 146 young, female garment workers. In fact, the similarities are eerie. It seems that liberal commentators have convinced themselves that, just as was the case in 1911, the courts and the country have deemed women to be of lesser value than their male counterparts. The distinction...
  • Detroit: How the Left Made Water More Expensive Than Cell Phones

    Detroit: How the Left Made Water More Expensive Than Cell PhonesPosted By Arnold Ahlert On June 24, 2014 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments The latest news from Detroit, the poster child for failed progressive policies that have dominated that city for more than a half-century, is not good. In March of 2014, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) announced it would begin cutting off water service for customers at least 60 days overdue or more than $150 behind in their water bill payments. Activists outraged by the decision have taken their case outside the city—all the way...
  • Saddam’s WMDs: The Left’s Iraq Lies Exposed

    06/23/2014 2:37:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 109 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 6/23/2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    The recent turmoil in Iraq brought on by the rise of the Sunni extremist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has ironically struck a blow to the American LeftÂ’s endlessly repeated narrative that there were no weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in Iraq prior to the war. The State Department and other U.S. government officials have revealed that ISIS now occupies the Al Muthanna Chemicals Weapons Complex. Al Muthanna was Saddam HusseinÂ’s primary chemical weapons facility, and it is located less than 50 miles from Baghdad.The Obama administration claims that the weapons in that facility,...
  • Hoisting the Left from Its Own Petard

    04/26/2014 8:39:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2014 | Steve Deace
    This is an excerpt from the new book Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again How many times have you watched the presidential debates in the post-Reagan years with your hands half-covering your eyes, just dreading that moment when that gotcha question comes “our guy’s” way? You can almost sense it coming too, can’t you? Just when “our guy” seems to have the momentum and a head of steam, you know the liberal media member pretending to be an impartial moderator is going to drop the proverbial hammer right on our heads. Come on, I can’t be the only...
  • Know Thy Enemy

    03/22/2014 11:09:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2014 | Steve Deace
    Each week we will take some time go through my 10 Commandments of Political Warfare from my new book Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again. My 10 Commandments of Political Warfare provide a blueprint for defeating the Statist Marxist Left in America. However, before we can devise a plan to defeat our opponent, we must first know our opponent. The Statist Marxist Left in America is propped up by a four-legged stool. If you do not cut off the legs of this stool you cannot defeat them. If a candidate for office you’re supporting doesn’t at least threaten...
  • Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again

    03/15/2014 5:09:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2014 | Steve Deace
    “It’s about time that someone on our side, someone truly on our side who shares our convictions, presented us with a viable plan that has a real chance of making a difference in changing America’s political class for the better. Steve Deace has done just that, with this provocative, smart, bold, innovative, and powerful book.”David Limbaugh To put it bluntly, for too long we have lacked a plan. Venting on social media isn’t a plan. Calling a talk radio show like mine isn’t a plan. Marches are not a plan. Blogging isn’t a plan. To be certain, all of those...
  • Silence of the Left

    03/15/2014 7:32:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    The topic du jour on the left these days is inequality. But why does the left care about inequality? Do they really want to lift those at the bottom of the income ladder? Or are they just looking for one more reason to increase the power of government? If you care about those at the bottom then you are wasting your time and everyone else’s time unless you focus on one and only one phenomenon: the inequality of educational opportunity. Poor kids are almost always enrolled in bad schools. Rich kids are almost always in good schools. So what does...
  • The Left vs. Poor Children

    01/28/2014 7:12:50 AM PST · by Edmunds mom · 6 replies
    PhilanthropyDaily.com ^ | 1/28/13 | Scott Walter
    Why doesn’t the Left trust the poor to choose their children’s schools? That question leaps to mind as we enter National School Choice Week. (The question is a sequel to an earlier one, Why doesn’t the Left trust the law-abiding poor to own guns? which I considered in an earlier post.) After all, nearly everyone agrees that the atrocious education provided by most public schools that serve the poor is a tragedy for the innocent children involved. The Left typically expresses outrage over “inequality,” yet one of the starkest inequalities between the poor and the more affluent is the latter’s...
  • Polygamy and the Left

    12/22/2013 6:18:16 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-22-13 | Trevor Thomas
    With the ruling of a federal judge last week that declared part of Utah's anti-polygamy law unconstitutional, the left finds itself torn. Of course, with their ever-wavering consciences that are willing to go along with whatever seems the latest fad that tests our moral boundaries (especially in the sexual realm), some liberals say that it is time that we take a closer look at plural marriage. After all, if consenting adults want to enter into such relationships, what is the problem? In other words, as I asked over five years ago, what's wrong with polygamy? However, some liberals took comfort...
  • The Left Learned Wrong Lessons from Nazism

    12/10/2013 5:46:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    The only way to understand what is happening to America in our time -- and for that matter, in Europe since World War II -- is to understand the left. And one way to understand the left -- and its enormous appeal to many decent people -- is to understand what it learned from World War II and the Nazi experience. The lessons people draw from history go a long way toward explaining how they view the world and how they behave. Unfortunately, virtually everything the left learned from the unique evil known as Nazism has been wrong. The...
  • The Left Doesn't Trust the Poor with Guns

    10/22/2013 6:51:50 AM PDT · by Edmunds mom · 19 replies
    PhilanthropyDaily.com ^ | 10/22/13 | Scott Walter
    Why doesn’t the Left trust the law-abiding poor to own guns? That question leapt to mind after reading a recent piece in Nonprofit Quarterly by my friend Rick Cohen. ... Why does the Left, usually so skeptical about cops and the military, trust them to have all the guns? Does Rick not realize that, historically, American gun control laws largely targeted “blacks in the south and the foreign-born in the north,” including Rick’s own Jewish forebears? ... I challenge you to walk around dangerous neighborhoods where poor people live and ask law-abiding families whether they think they'll be safer if...
  • How the left pushes specific political agenda items through grants and prizes through Hollywood

    10/10/2013 4:30:46 PM PDT · by Walkingfeather · 4 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 10/10/13 | Walkingfeather
    The left has been doing this for years, but you never hear them screaming, that they should be labeled as politically sponsored. If you think about it, it is a very effective and CHEAP was to get your propaganda into the minds of the sheep, in a specific window of time. No one is recognizing this as a propaganda tool... The left hides behind "artistic free speech" to get what they want.
  • ‘The Very Best Form of Socialism’: The Pro-Slavery Roots of the Modern Left

    08/10/2013 6:31:01 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 6th, 2013 | Jarrett Stepman & Inez Feltscher
    The left has been waging a decades-long smear campaign against conservatives, painting them as bigots who have been on the wrong side of history on every issue, including America’s greatest sin – slavery. Vice President Joe Biden even went as far as to suggest during the 2012 election that a Republican victory would re-enslave African-Americans. Leftist academics and historians have gone to great lengths to bury and distort the names and legacies of the men who defended the ugliest of American institutions; men whose philosophy on government, rights, and liberty, as it turns out, is uncomfortably close to their own....
  • Fire Created and Stoked by the Left

    07/23/2013 6:35:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    The George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin issue has been manufactured by the left -- the black left and the white left -- and by the left-wing (mainstream) media. For most Americans, their entire informational and intellectual universe is shaped by the left -- from elementary school through graduate school, and of course, in the news media. They rarely, if ever, encounter non-left viewpoints. As Diana Mutz, a professor of communication and political science at the University of Pennsylvania, has written: "Those with the highest levels of education have the lowest exposure to people with conflicting points of view." Which brings us to...
  • Why The Left Wants Obamacare To Fail

    07/20/2013 7:43:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2013 | John C. Goodman
    There is stirring on the left. Now that the odds that ObamaCare will crash and burn have ticked up a notch or two, the words "single payer" are being heard more frequently. [For those who have been living under a rock, "single payer" is what we used to call "national health insurance," and before that "socialized medicine" and before that "government-provided health care," by people who today call themselves "progressives" but used to call themselves "liberals" and before that "socialists" in some cases — all in the hope that continual re-labeling will make the ideas actually seem sensible.] Take Dennis...
  • Socialists Honor the Chicago Teachers Union

    06/29/2013 7:32:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis recently claimed she isn’t politically “radical.” Tell that to the Democratic Socialists of America. The DSA recently honored the CTU and various activists for their work on left-wing causes at its 55th Annual Debs-Thomas-Harrington Dinner in Chicago. The socialist group recognized the CTU for “consistently stand[ing] for education and professionalism.” The union “has shown that organizing is more than just mobilization and that defending a public good requires an organized public,” the socialist group said, Since when is walking out on struggling children during a 10-day strike “standing for professionalism”? What does it say...
  • Rumblings on the Left

    06/15/2013 5:52:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2013 | Rich Galen
    The hard left and the hard right -- who sometimes make for strange political bedfellows -- are among the groups most upset by the recent disclosures of NSA, DoJ, and CIA snooping on Americans. President Barack Obama promised to shut down Guantanamo Bay, but it remains open these five years later. Obama promised to reverse, or at least cut down, on the activities of the NSA and CIA against Americans, but that has not happened either. Obama promised to reset our relations with foreign governments -- on the theory that George W. Bush bullied allies into helping him on his...
  • Liberal Democrats are on "The Left," and Guess What That Means In Latin?

    06/07/2013 10:57:39 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 25 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-7-13 | The Looking Spoon
    I didn't think this was true initially, but it checked out at Google Translate...
  • Harry Belafonte: Inside Every Hollywood Liberal Is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out

    06/04/2013 6:50:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 6/4/13 | Ben Shapiro
    Appearing on MSNBC, singer and former civil rights icon Harry Belafonte told President Barack Obama how he should take control of the political debate. His answer? Jail opponents. “That there should be this lingering infestation of really corrupt people who sit trying to dismantle the wishes of the people, the mandate that has been given to Barack Obama, and I don’t know what more they want,” Belafonte told race hustler Al Sharpton. “The only thing left for Barack Obama to do is to work like a third world dictator and just put all these guys in jail.”
  • The Left Turning on Obama Over Military Policy

    05/13/2013 7:51:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    Obama has gotten a relatively free pass as president, no doubt due to the intrigue of being the first black president. Congressional investigations into his administration go nowhere. The liberal media minimizes any wrongdoing by the administration and finds a way to spin it against Republicans instead. But something unusual has started happening. Influential figures on the left are speaking up loudly and attacking Obama over his policies regarding the U.S. military and defense. Obama is accused of being worse than former President George W. Bush due to the way he is continuing to detain Guantanamo inmates. Obama originally said...
  • L.A. Archbishop Gomez urges lawmakers not to delay on immigration (4-24-13 Chavez mentioned)

    05/01/2013 8:49:25 PM PDT · by haffast · 15 replies
    L A Times ^ | April 24, 2013, 2:22 p.m | By Evan Halper
    SACRAMENTO -- Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archbishop Jose Gomez and several other Catholic Church officials in California took time from their retreat in Sacramento on Wednesday to make a push for Congress to keep up the momentum on changes to the country’s immigration laws. In a gaggle with reporters, Gomez said reform of the country’s immigration laws is “long overdue.” Gomez, who was joined by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, as well as several bishops from around the state, urged Congress not to delay in passing a bill, saying the bipartisan package of legislation that has come together offers hope...
  • Skipping 'Controversial Stings' of the Left

    05/01/2013 6:32:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The Washington Post reported something surprising on April 29 -- a hidden-camera expose by pro-life advocates. On the front page of the Metro section, the Post reported how a veteran D.C. abortion doctor named Cesare Santangelo told a 24-week pregnant woman that in the unlikely event that an abortion resulted in a live birth, "we would not help it." "(T)echnically, you know, legally, we would be obligated to help it, you know, to survive, but it probably wouldn't," he said in a way to reassure the woman who was working for the undercover group Live Action. The legal technicality is...