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“Climate of Hate” update

Let’s catch up on how the left-wingers’ feared Climate of Hate is doing. Most of this is via Instapundit.

And, to give credit where it’s due: Tom Hanks Breaks from Hollywood Pack and Says He Hopes Trump Does Well.

“This is the United States of America. We’ll go on. There’s great like-minded people out there who are Americans first and Republicans or Democrats second,” Hanks told THR. “I hope the president-elect does such a great job that I vote for his re-election in four years.”

UPDATE: Good read from J.C. Bourke, Why All The Hippies Morphed Into Campus Fascists.

Caution: The real election is yet to come

The U.S. has an Electoral College system and, playing under those rules, President-Elect Trump on Nov. 8 won a majority of electors who are pledged to vote for him.

The operative word is, “pledged”. Keeping the pledge is voluntary. [Update/correction: In some states. Commentors pointed out that it's mandatory in others.] The real election for President happens now through December 19, with the votes counted on January 6. And for many lefties, It’s Still Awn.

Per BuzzFeed, Anti-Trump Protesters Post Personal Information Of Electoral College Members. With an intent, naturally, to defeat Trump / elect Hillary.

The #NotMyPresident Alliance, a national anti-Donald Trump protest group, has released the personal information of dozens of Electoral College members in states that voted Republican. [ed: Note, only the Republicans]

…The group hopes that its members and citizens around the country will contact electors and persuade them to change their vote from Donald Trump to another candidate… [ed: which could only mean Hillary, though the group tries to deny it]

So far as I know, an elector can legally vote for whomever she wants; voting for her pledged candidate is only customary. [Update/correction: In some states. Commentors pointed out that it's mandatory in others.] I don’t think Hillary’s chances of success are great; but Trump is a fool, if he thinks Hillary has zero chance and he fails to take this seriously.

As to the anti-Trump protests: The article hints at some lefties hoping the protests will sway electors away from Trump. On that point, they’re probably wrong. But, could it explain why President Obama, Hillary Clinton and even Bernie Sanders have said so little to stop the protests?

The Steve Bannon kerfuffle

I don’t know a great deal about it. This is a post where I’m not presenting information, so much as asking for it.

But, to set up the question: Via Instapundit we have this from The Hill: Breitbart News planning lawsuit against ‘major media company’.

Breitbart News is preparing a lawsuit against a “major media company” over claims that it is a white nationalist website…

The website has been under intense scrutiny since President-elect Donald Trump named Stephen Bannon as a senior White House counselor and strategist. Bannon is the former executive chairman of Breitbart News…

“…Breitbart News rejects racism in all its varied and ugly forms. Always has, always will,” [said a statement.] “The diversity of the company’s news coverage and its staff continue to embody Andrew Breitbart’s colorblind, distinctly American commitment to ‘E pluribus unum’—out of many, one.”

Critics have taken aim at the site’s coverage in recent days. While Bannon was executive chairman of Breitbart, the website published a story by David Horowitz referring to conservative commentator Bill Kristol as a “renegade Jew,” something that has been mentioned repeatedly in media coverage calling Breitbart a white nationalist website.

So, here’s what I “think I know”, at present.

  • Breitbart.com was one of the first to go all-in for Trump. They are pro-deportation of illegals, but in no way white-supremacist.
  • Just as the media’s knickers are in a twist over Trump and over the Alt-Right, they’re in a twist over Trump keeping Bannon as a senior, Karl Rove-type advisor.
  • But it’s ridiculous. If all that the media has is one Jew (David Horowitz) slagging another Jew (Bill Kristol) over something to do with Jewishness, on Breitbart.com while Bannon presided, let’s face it: They’ve got nothing.

Correct? Agree/disagree? What I would be most interested in here, is actual evidence – not mere assertion or opinion – that Steve Bannon and/or Breitbart are “white nationalists” or white supremacists. If any exists. (I have a gut-feeling against it.)

UPDATE – I didn’t see this coming: Trump Wants To Deport [Only] As Many Undocumented Immigrants As Obama Already Has.

UPDATE: Spengler (David P. Goldman) describes Bannon as “100% pro-Israel” – which would be unusual for a white supremacist. And the worst against Bannon that Jonah Goldberg can muster, is that Bannon is part of the alt-Right. Yawn, so is Milo. Sorry, Jonah. I do love you, most of the time.

I am open to a point suggested in the comments, that under Bannon’s leadership, Breitbart.com has declined journalistically. But that’s a different matter. Being a poor journalist (arguably) doesn’t make you a racist.

Hillary: Held back by men?

How could Hillary of the House Clinton, First of her Name, Queen of the Little People and the Media, Protector of the Sixty States – have not been crowned?

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Dilbert: Democrats Are the Party of H8rs ‘n’ Bullies

Scott Adams notes that the Democrats are the party of bullying.

I’ve been trying to figure out what common trait binds Clinton supporters together. As far as I can tell, the most unifying characteristic is a willingness to bully in all its forms.

If you have a Trump sign in your lawn, they will steal it.

If you have a Trump bumper sticker, they will deface your car.

if you speak of Trump at work you could get fired.

On social media, almost every message I get from a Clinton supporter is a bullying type of message. They insult. They try to shame. They label. And obviously they threaten my livelihood.

We know from Project Veritas that Clinton supporters tried to incite violence at Trump rallies. The media downplays it.

We also know Clinton’s side hired paid trolls to bully online. You don’t hear much about that.

Yesterday, by no coincidence, Huffington Post, Salon, and Daily Kos all published similar-sounding hit pieces on me, presumably to lower my influence. (That reason, plus jealousy, are the only reasons writers write about other writers.)

Joe Biden said he wanted to take Trump behind the bleachers and beat him up. No one on Clinton’s side disavowed that call to violence because, I assume, they consider it justified hyperbole.

Team Clinton has succeeded in perpetuating one of the greatest evils I have seen in my lifetime. Her side has branded Trump supporters (40%+ of voters) as Nazis, sexists, homophobes, racists, and a few other fighting words. Their argument is built on confirmation bias and persuasion. But facts don’t matter because facts never matter in politics. What matters is that Clinton’s framing of Trump provides moral cover for any bullying behavior online or in person. No one can be a bad person for opposing Hitler, right?

Case in point: Mike Pence’s dog passed away recently. People with normal levels of compassion know how tough the loss of a pet is. But to the Hillary-Supporting Democrat-Left, it was just another opportunity to mock and ridicule.

That the Democrat Left is bullies all the way down is nothing we didn’t already know (much like the previous post). But I want to address why there is so much hatred and bullying on the Democrat Left and I think it amounts to a couple of things.

One is that Democrat-Left politics are emotion-driven and hate is an emotion that is cheap to make and easy to harness. It is very easy to gin up hatred based on envy/resentment of others. The Democrat-Media-Academic complex are like a vast industry, working three-shifts to gin up resentment and hatred … telling their dumb but emotional followers that rich people have all the money and aren’t sharing it and that’s why they have nice houses and you have to scrape by; telling their dumb but emotional followers that white businessmen have all the power and that’s why you live in the ghetto; telling their dumb but emotional followers that Christians are the reason gay people are miserable. Hate works.

[But, but, but… some Democrat Left troll will argue… isn’t that just what your hero Donald Trump is doing? 1. Making this argument is proving my point about the left. 2. Concerns about Muslims committing terrorism and illegal immigrants causing hardship to the working class have documented evidence to support them. Whereas “white privilege” and all the rest of the left’s scary talk is nonsense ginned up by the left’s Product Design Bureaus in Academia and the Media.]

The other is that if you are a person who is already predispositioned toward hate, the Democrat Left provides an environment where hate is embraced and encouraged. If you pathologically hate men, the Third Wave Feminist movement will give you a nice warm spot where you can rant about male genocide and your unshorn sisters of the apocalypse will give you a heart “Right On.” Suppose you pathologically hate white people? #BlackLivesMatter will sign you right up. Do you pathologically hate Christians? Welcome brother.

Those are my thoughts? What do you think.

TnnsNE1 adds anther factor: Immaturity, many leftists are still emotionally 7th graders.

I think it all boils down to maturity levels. Liberals (for the most part) are stuck in middle school. They weren’t picked for kickball, they went to school dances without dates, etc. They don’t seem to be able to move past that needing approval from others stage. I find this especially prevalent with liberal gay folks.

Tim Kaine; Spokesman for the Idiocratic Party

If I understand correctly, Tim Kaine was so bad at the VP debate last night that even the Democrat-Media Complex is admitting he was terrible. (It’s OK for them to say a Republican won a meaningless debate; let’s them keep that fig leaf that they’re free of bias.)

What Tim Kaine did last night… the constant interruptions, the clownish demagoguery, the rehearsed attack lines, the unhinged ranting, 21 outright lies … a lot of people were comparing his obnoxious behavior to Jerome from Gotham.  Mike Pence, on the other hand, was playing the part of the serious politician giving his rehearsed answers like a reasonable grown-up.

Here’s the thing though, this is no longer a country that elects reasonable, adult politicians to the office of president. In 2012, the Republicans nominated a very reasonable adult with a record of solving the problems of large organizations. He lost because the Democrats were so successful in launching a waves of childish attacks on him. Mitt Romney tortured his family dog! Mitt Romney wants to put women in binders! Mitt Romney wants to outlaw tampons!

The stupid, childish attacks worked. And thus did America become an Idiocracy.

Tim Kaine not letting Mike Pence finish a sentence is straight out of the social justice warrior handbook; as seen when they refuse to let conservatives speak on college campuses. Tim Kaine’s use of straw men and dishonest talking points has been part of the Democrat playbook going back at least to Bill Clinton. He even through the transgendered’s a bone by referring himself as Hillary’s “right-hand person.”

Democrats will always lose an honest policy debate because they’re policies always … always … fail. (You’ll notice how Hillary isn’t talking very much about Obamacare on the campaign trail.) They have to make elections about name-calling and personal attacks because if elections become about agendas and Governing philosophies, Democrats lose.

And so, elections degenerate into name-calling and feigned outrage from zoftig beauty pageant winners. This is pure Idiocracy.

Voters that reward gutter politicians by electing them to office have no cause to complain about gutter politics.

Are You a ‘Good Gay’

Whatever definition the DNC used to define ‘good gay,’ most of us probably do not qualify.

Also, from the Finance Chair of the DNC. “I love you too. No homo.”

BTW: Have you noted the not-so-subtle shift in media coverage from “What’s in the leaked emails” (Bad for Democrats) to “Who hacked the emails?” (Not as bad for Democrats)?

A Constitutional Conservative Case for Backing Trump in November

Although I’ve only been a lurker and occasional commenter at GayPatriot over the past two and a half years (between working full-time, earning another degree, and making a move, I haven’t felt like I had much time for blogging), I still check in regularly to see what’s going on and what people are talking about.  From comments V the K, ColoradoPatriot and the other contributors have made here, I gather I’m in the minority among the blog contributors–but in sync with many readers and commenters–in my willingness to support Trump in this election.

Trump was definitely not my first choice:  I would have originally put him somewhere near the middle of the pack of 17 declared candidates, and, among the final four candidates, I would definitely have preferred Cruz.  As someone who considers himself a constitutional conservative, I would have preferred a nominee with a clear record of supporting such principles, but now that Trump is the Republican nominee, I am willing to back him.

My willingness does not come from blind party loyalty, but instead, from a clear understanding of my priorities and what is at stake in this election.  While I am more than conversant with Trump’s faults, as I will explain below, even some of his faults provide good reasons for backing him rather than voting in a way that would–directly or indirectly–lead to a victory for Hillary Clinton and the Democrats.

Although I could begin by outlining my points of agreement with Trump and then detailing and responding to various points of concern, others have done so already elsewhere, and for the sake of my particular argument, at this point, it is more useful to say a few words about my philosophy of voting.  While many people hew to an idealistic vision of voting whereby you are supposed to vote for the person who shares most of your views or principles, anyone who has been voting very long quickly realizes that such a vision rarely squares with reality.  So what to do?  One can vote, as the saying usually goes, for “the lesser of two evils,” which is how many of the people I know think about voting in presidential races, or one can approach it in some other way.  Some people say they vote for issues rather than parties or candidates, others say they vote for the person and not the party, and still others have other approaches.

Many people’s views on voting evolve over their lifetimes.  During Bill Clinton’s first term, it became evident to me that voting on character was in many respects more important than voting on issues because I’d rather vote for a person of character who will try to do what he says he will do, than for a slippery, dishonest snake who will lie and “triangulate” and poll-test all of his positions just for the sake of holding on to power.  I reasoned that even when I disagree with the person of character, I can act on that disagreement to oppose policies or proposals that I disagree with.

But what happens when all of the candidates seem to have objectionable characters in some respect or another, and no candidate adequately represents your views on the issues?  One response is to throw up your hands and say you won’t be part of the process, and many say they are going to do that this year.  My response is to say that in such a situation, one has to vote strategically in order to best achieve one’s objectives.

Anyone who has ever taken a class in strategy or game theory will have come across topics such as decision trees, Nash equilibriums, and games such as the prisoner’s dilemma.  Without going into too much detail, what one learns from studying such matters is that often the best strategic choice is not necessarily the choice that appears to be in one’s best interest at first glance.  Sometimes the best strategic choice involves taking risks that one wouldn’t ordinarily decide to choose.

In this election, as a constitutional conservative, I believe that in a contest between Trump, Clinton, and a variety of third-party candidates, voting for Trump offers the best strategic choice for advancing constitutional conservative principles.  I say that while fully recognizing that Trump is more of an opportunist than he is a conservative.

But let’s examine the situation.  We know that Hillary Clinton is no constitutional conservative.  We also know that Hillary Clinton is no Bill Clinton, an opportunist willing to “triangulate” for the sake of power.  Hillary is a committed leftist who is proud to think of Republicans as “enemies.”  That’s not hyperbole, but Hillary’s own words from one of the debates.  She views herself as a “progressive…who can get things done.”

During her time in the Senate, Hillary had tried to craft an image as a somewhat “moderate” Democrat, but that didn’t help her against the leftist Obama in 2008, who not only appealed more to their party’s leftist base, but, as a relative unknown, had none of Hillary’s baggage and the added bonus of more melanin.  When she became Secretary of State, however, she quickly reverted to the kinds of behaviors that had earned her so much distrust during her husband’s time as president.  And with the Clinton Foundation, she and her husband had found a new way to enrich themselves through their so-called “public service.”

So what would a Hillary Clinton presidency look like?  This excellent piece written a few months back by the always worthwhile Daniel Greenfield offers a persuasive preview:

The national debt will go up. So will your taxes. Hillary Clinton is promising a trillion dollar tax hike. And that’s during her campaign. Imagine how much she will really raise taxes once she’s actually in office.

Two Supreme Court justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anthony Kennedy will likely leave office on her watch. That’s in addition to Scalia’s empty seat which she will fill resulting in an ideological switch for the court. Additionally, Kennedy, for all his flaws, was a swing vote. Hillary’s appointee won’t be swinging anywhere. The Supreme Court will once again become a reliable left-wing bastion.

Even if the Democrats never manage to retake Congress, they will control two out of three branches of government. And with an activist Supreme Court and the White House, the left will have near absolute power to redefine every aspect of society on their own terms without facing any real challenges.

And they will use it. Your life changed fundamentally under Obama. The process will only accelerate.

You will have less free speech. You will pay more for everything. Your children and grandchildren will be taught to hate you twice as hard. Local democracy will continue being eroded. Your community, your school, your town, your city and your state will be run out of D.C. You will live under the shadow of being arrested for violating some regulation that you never even heard of before.

Every day you will notice basic aspects of life that you took for granted just vanishing while a carefully selected multicultural audience cheers on television.

Hillary Clinton had a man sent to jail for uploading a video about Mohammed. What do you think she’ll do to even more vocal critics of Islam? How long will it be until a new Supreme Court decides that a Mohammed cartoon is “shouting fire in a crowded theater” and not protected by the Constitution?

I wish I could say Greenfield is exaggerating, but I know that he is not.   As Glenn Reynolds always says, read the whole thing.

And I haven’t even touched on the reckless dishonesty and unquestionable corruption of the Clintons.    As Fred Barnes noted in a recent piece, “Hillary Clinton is the most corrupt person ever to get this close to becoming president of the United States.”  Barnes notes:

Is there any public figure who lies as routinely as Clinton? Not in my lifetime in Washington. Not Richard Nixon. Not LBJ. Not Donald Trump. Not even Bill Clinton. She skillfully, though probably unconsciously, spreads out her lies to lessen the impact. But when you pack them together, as Rep. Trey Gowdy did while questioning FBI director James Comey at a House hearing, they’re shocking.

And in that case, he is just talking about the e-mail scandal.  The Clinton Foundation is another story completely, and an even more appalling one on its face.

The Clintons are so unscrupulous in their quest to gain and hold on to power while enriching themselves that they could teach a graduate-level course on political corruption and political machines that might shock the denizens of Tammany Hall.

For those reasons and many more, my political position this year has always been one of “Never Hillary.”  Hillary Clinton must not become president.  If she does at this point in time, the damage she will be able to do to the country will be irreversible.

So then, why Donald Trump?  Honestly the main reason, the most basic reason, is that Hillary is a guaranteed disaster, and Trump is admittedly a gamble, but in a desperate situation a gamble is the best choice.

I’m more than sufficiently aware of the case people make against Trump: he’s a narcissist, he’s dishonest, he’s impetuous, he’s unscrupulous, he’s not a “true conservative,” and, last but not least, he displays authoritarian tendencies in many of the things he says.

Of those, the most significant complaint is that he may have authoritarian tendencies, and that may appear to be the most challenging concern to reconcile with my claim that I consider myself a constitutional conservative.  How can one vote for a candidate who may be tempted to act like an authoritarian after taking office?

For me, the answer to that question is one of faith, not in Trump, but in the genius of our constitutional system.  Ever since it became evident that Trump would be the nominee, my thinking about this issue has remained the same:  Trump may try for unconstitutional power grabs, but Congress and the courts can and will block him along the way.

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The Democrat Assault on the Constitution

Posted by V the K at 6:20 am - June 15, 2016.
Filed under: Democratic demagoguery

A Democrat Senator from Pennsylvania wants citizens stripped of their right to bear arms on the mere Government “suspicion” that they might commit a hate crime.

The Official Democrat Party position is that citizens ought to be deprived of their right to bear arms without due process based on a secretive Government Watch List. Democrats opposed Republican efforts to put due process safeguards in place on the Secret Government Watch List.

Democrat Senators and the Obama Administration have adopted the official position that male citizens accused of rape ought to be deprived of their rights without any due process; subjected to kangaroo courts where they are denied legal counsel and denied even being informed of the charges against them.

A cabal of Democrat State Attorneys-General, led by a Democrat candidate for the US Senate from California, want to make it illegal to question the pseudo-scientific dogma of “Man-Caused Global Warming.”

I really don’t even need to add any comment for this; the actions of the Democrat Party speak for themselves.

Priorities

The Democrat Legislature of the People’s Republic of Maryland focuses its attention on the very important issues of the day.

A compromise on a new Maryland state song is moving forward in the General Assembly. The state Senate will begin considering a bill Tuesday that would relegate the current pro-Confederacy lyrics to “Maryland, My Maryland” by James Ryder Randall to the status of “historic state song.”

Yeah, that should solve all the state’s problems.

Obama’s Iconographer Unveils Sanders Campaign Iconography

Posted by V the K at 11:11 am - February 18, 2016.
Filed under: Democratic demagoguery

Sheperd Fairey continues to establish himself as the Valentina Kulagina of American Socialism, coming with new iconography for the Bernie Sanders campaign.

Socialists, for some reason, really love this kind of stuff, the mating of terrible ideas with stunning graphic design. (Or maybe it’s not that great. When I first saw it, I mistook it for craft-beer label.)

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Yes, He Really Said This

Posted by V the K at 9:11 am - January 12, 2016.
Filed under: Democratic demagoguery

“Never underestimate the coercive power of the central state!” – California Democrat Governor Jerry Brown.

Just to clarify, he said this is a good thing.

The article goes on to praise Crony Socialism; where the Government picks favored, politically-connected businesses and provides them with taxpayer subsidies.

Interesting, but not Surprising

Posted by V the K at 7:40 am - January 5, 2016.
Filed under: Democratic demagoguery

So, the Oregon “Right Wing Hillbilly Terror Attack” as the Obama-Left is calling it began when a Federal Prosecutor in Oregon decided to send a couple of ranchers back to prison even though they had served their sentences… for “terrorism” charges. Who is this “Federal Prosecutr?”

Her name is Amanda Marshall. Here are the facts about her.

  • She is an Obama appointee and (it follows naturally) a radical leftist
  • Her appointment as  U.S Attorney for the State of Oregon was a Diversity Hire, she had no Federal prosecutorial experience when appointed. Her only qualifications were a law degree, a radical left pedigree, and internal reproductive organs.
  • She was raised in a commune by Deadheads.
  • She had to resign from office due to mentally unstable behavior that included stalking a married co-worker.

The left had been beating the “Right Wing Hillbilly Terrorist” Drum Circle pretty loudly. All that noise is, I guess, intended to keep us distracted from the fact that his administration is moonbats all the way down.

Democrats Strongly Imply All Mohammedans Are Radical Mohammedans

Democrats have come under criticism for refusing to label the people who killed 40 people in Beirut last Thursday, 130 people in Paris last Friday, and 28 People in Mali this morning as “Radical Islamists” or “Islamic Extremists.”

Put on the defensive, Democrats have responded with a propaganda commercial accusing Republicans of hating Mohammedans.

The problem is that no Republican has accused all Mohammedans of being terrorists. The Democrats couldn’t even find one quote from any Republican to distort in their ad into making this accusation. Republican candidates for president have been extremely careful to draw a distinction between “Radical” Mohammedans and non-violent Mohammedans.

The only people who aren’t making this distinction are the Democrats. Thus, the Democrats imply, through their propaganda ad, that there is no distinction to be made between Islamic Terrorists and All Muslims. Republicans say, “We want to keep terrorists out and defeat Islamic Extremism.” Democrats say, “You just attacked all Muslims.”

Ipso Facto, Democrats have just said that Mohammedans are radicals and terrorists

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Democrats Against Democracy

Posted by V the K at 1:47 pm - October 9, 2015.
Filed under: Democratic demagoguery

It is frustrating to the Progressive Left that so many Americans are opposed to their biggest agenda items; European/Chicago Style Gun Control, California-Style Environmental Extremism, Open Borders, and giving politicians, unions, the Democrat news-media and left-leaning special interest groups a monopoly on political speech.

And what some lefties like about Hillary and Obama is their eagerness to bypass the Democratic process and simply impose progressive left rule autocratically.

“Committed Democrats and liberal-leaning interest groups are facing a reality in which any policy gains they achieve are going to come through the profligate use of executive authority, and Clinton is almost uniquely suited to deliver the goods,” (Vox Pundit Matt Yglesias) writes. “More than almost anyone else around, she knows where the levers of power lie, and she is comfortable pulling them, procedural niceties be damned.”

What he calls “Procedural Niceties” the rest of us would call “the Constitutional Separation of Powers.”

And indeed, Hillary’s agenda is open borders, gun control, and creating a left-wing monopoly on political speech.

Clinton has latched on to some of them. She says she’ll appoint Supreme Court justices who would overturn the Citizens United decision that ushered in a new era of soft money in politics and force government contractors to disclose political donations. She says she’ll make sure her Homeland Security secretary is more lenient about deportations, and that she will close the “gun show loophole” by requiring private gun sellers to register as licensed dealers.

 

Left-Wing Democrats Grave-Dancing on Charleston Shooting Victims

Posted by V the K at 5:42 pm - June 18, 2015.
Filed under: Democratic demagoguery

If you’ve caught any media today, you know that the Democrat Left is absolutely joygasmic over the shooting in Charleston SC last night. This is the shooting they have been waiting for! This is what they had hoped every mass shooting up until now would be: white racist with a gun, black victims. The only way this could have been better is if the victims were gay or Muslim and the shooter was a Republican politician. So much win for The Narrative, if you’re a leftist Democrat.

Politicize all the things! It’s the Democrat way.

One victim, however, took a much classier approach than our Ruling Class.

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People Unclear on the Concept

Posted by V the K at 10:02 pm - June 1, 2015.
Filed under: Democratic demagoguery

Barney Frank, the corrupt gay Democrat from Massachusetts who was a prime mover behind the Bush Era real estate bubble and its subsequent crash, opened his piehole and lisped out a profound misunderstanding of the concept of civil rights.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a vocal critic of the Patriot Act for what he says is its “unconstitutional” invasion of citizens’ privacy, was criticized Monday by former Rep. Barney Frank for ignoring some civil liberties.

“I think Rand Paul sincerely believes what he says,” Frank, the former Massachusetts Democrat, told HuffPost Live’s Alyona Minkovski. “On the other hand, my right to marry my husband is not one of the civil liberties that Sen. Paul was prepared to recognize, so I’m not ready to grant him the total crown.”

For the umpteenth millionth time, marriage is a socially constructed institution, not a civil right.

However, the progressive left defines a right as “something we want.” So, gay marriage is a right. And health care is a right. “Free” college is a right. And wifi is a right. Health food is a right. Welfare-funded trips to Disneyland and Vegas are a right. Vacations are a right. Et cetera…

If the Democrats Want to Fund Infrastructure, Let Them Take the Money Out of Other Programs

Posted by V the K at 5:53 pm - May 14, 2015.
Filed under: Democratic demagoguery

With all the Democrats screaming that when an engineer takes a train around a 50MPH curve at 106MPH and people are killed that it’s Republicans’ fault for only spending billions and billions on AMTRAK instead of billions and billions and billions and billions, it’s important to consider a little lesson about politicians and infrastructure spending.

A week ago, voters in Michigan rejected a massive tax increase earmarked for road improvements, despite the politicians’ (of both parties) insistence that the tax increase was the only way to fund desperately needed infrastructure improvements.

After the referendum failed, all of a sudden, the legislature found a way to fund a billion dollars in road improvements by reallocating money from other programs.

Weird, huh?

Of course, states have to find money if they want to spend it, they don’t have access to printing presses and a limitless debt card. They’re not like the Federal Government that can spend damn near $900 Billion on stimulus, with nothing to show for it except some bankrupt green energy companies and some professors who got grants to teach Africans to wash their pee-pees, and then can insist that the need even MOAR MONEEZ to fix the infrastructure they promised to fix with the first 900 XL.

Democrats Appeal to the Ultimate Authority: 8th Graders

Posted by V the K at 7:31 pm - March 11, 2015.
Filed under: Democratic demagoguery

You know how I am always saying Democrats have the mentality of the middle school girls?

Yeah, about that.

“All the cool kids believe in anthropogenic climate change. I guess you don’t want to be one of the cool kids.”

Proving My Point

Posted by V the K at 12:14 pm - December 8, 2014.
Filed under: Democratic demagoguery

As I have said, the value proposition of the Democrat party is, “We will take money from people you don’t like and spend it on you.”

It’s pretty hard to deny the accuracy of this assessment when you see the fliers handed out by supporters of Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu prior to her crushing defeat on Saturday.

32758-by a concerned citizen