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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.


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.

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Democrats’ “Reality Based” Rationale for Killing the Keystone XL Pipeline

How is it that if Canadian oil is shipped to the southern USA via pipeline it causes Global Warming, but if the same oil is sent to the southern USA by train, or to China by ship… it doesn’t cause Global Warming? Because that is apparently what the radical environmental left and their idiotic Democrat Senators believe.

Tom Harkin on why he’s no on keystone: Says every dollar on fossil fuel is “dollar we spend digging the graves of our grandchildren”

One thoroughly deranged woman took to the Senate floor and declared, ““XL stands for Xtra Lethal and misery follows the tar sands!

Isn’t there a frozen chicken funeral she should be attending?

Hello Kettle? There’s a Mr. Pot on the Line For You

Posted by V the K at 4:20 pm - November 15, 2014.
Filed under: Democratic demagoguery

Howard Dean… the former Chairman and Presidential candidate of a party that seeks to …

claims that the opposition party are authoritarians who don’t believe in Democracy.

HOWARD DEAN: It’s very, very disconcerting. We’re basically rolling ourselves back to the 1920s. This is an authoritarian group of people who fundamentally I don’t think believe in democracy given their views on voting rights, and it’s a very, very frightening time.

Democrat Presidential Hopeful says “WiFi is a human right.”

“We will take money from other people and buy you stuff with it” is what the Democrat Party is all about; so naturally, there is no end of Free [Stuff] from the Government for Democrats to offer the parasites who vote for them. Maryland Governor and Democrat Presidential aspirant Martin O’Malley (who has raised taxes 40 times in the eight years he has been in office) has declared that something that didn’t exist a generation ago is now a basic human right.

Younger people are choosing to live in cities. They realize that connections to each other are making us better. That WiFi is a human right. That proximity is important to entrepreneurship, access to capital and talent and diversity. There is an opportunity there for us as a nation to embrace that new perspective.

Do you know what *isn’t* a human right in MOM’s People’s Republic of Maryland? The right to defend yourself from those who wish to do violence against you.

A penny drops

When someone who is lost in a maelstrom of demented falsehoods (leftism) glimpses even a fragment of truth, even if that person has a long way to go, that little glimpse makes the angels sing.

Today, it’s Cindy Sheehan.

Tuesday on NewsmaxTV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan said in 2005 Nancy Pelosi and top Democrat leaders in the House and Senate said to her face that if she helped them get elected they would end the wars completely, but now they have stopped supporting her…

Sheehan said the left anti war movement is being ignored by the democrats because they are “reverse racists” who are supporting Obama only because he is an African-American.

She said, “I think that there are some people on the so called left, who might say we have to circle our wagons around the first African American president, and to me that is racism in reverse because his policies are actually still the racist policies of empire.”

So… Nancy Pelosi lies to people’s faces and uses them? Obama is what the Left always accused Bush of being? Democrats are racists who only voted for him on skin color? What goes around, comes around?

My, oh my.

Democrat Mayor to Unemployed Blacks: Sucks to be you.

Black teen unemployment rate in Chicago: 92% (Not an exaggeration)

Democrat Mayor of Chicago: “Let’s give city jobs to illegal immigrants.”

Sorry Blacks. Illegals are hot, and you are not.

Democrats Digging at the Bottom of the Marianas Trench

Yeah, the Democrats have gone full r-word on the racism thing. A Democrat candidate for governor in Wisconsin thought it would be a brill PR move to hand out KKK hoods to Republicans.

Democratic candidate for governor Brett Hulsey plans to hand out white Ku Klux Klan hoods to Wisconsin Republicans to highlight what he says are their racist policies.

Hulsey on Thursday came into the state Capitol press room to show off a white hood he says he made with his daughter’s sewing machine using curtain material he purchased for $1.

Hulsey says he will attempt to hand out the KKK hoods to Republicans as they gather Friday for the state party convention in Milwaukee.

If there were any sane people left in the Democrat Party, they would embarrassed and ashamed.

But instead, they just tune into MSDNC to have their insanity validated, by people like Rage Virus Patient Zero Ed Schultz, who says that voting against increasing the minimum wage is … well, just guess.

Obama, pretending he hasn’t been President all this time

With splendid “Who, me?” innocence, President Obama declared on April 16:

The good news is our economy is growing again, our businesses are creating jobs…

Here’s the challenge, and a lot of folks here know it. A lot of people don’t feel that progress in their own lives yet. So, the stock market’s doing great. Corporate profits are soaring. Folks at the very, very top are doing better than ever. But too many Americans, if they’re lucky enough to have a job, are working harder and harder just to get by, much less to get ahead.

For too many middle class Americans, it feels as if the same trends that have been going on for decades are continuing. They’re working hard, but wages flatline, incomes flatline, cost of everything else going up.

(For video – and hat tip to Peter Schiff – click here.)

As I mention often (in GP categories such as Economy or Occupy Wall Street), President Obama’s own policies are the cause of the rising inequality, stagnation and poor employment, inflation and rising costs that he decries.

The way he denounces the economy, you’d never know he’s been President for five and a half years.

The Democrat Perspective on Domestic Terrorism

1. Nadal Hasan murders 14 people at Fort Hood While screaming “Allahu Akbar!” Not a terrorist.

2. American citizens come together and, without firing a shot, protect a Nevada rancher from Federal Agencies who assaulted his family, killed his cattle, and destroyed his equipment. These are the people Democrats consider “domestic terrorists.”

I am reasonably confident King George III considered George Washington, Patrick Henry, and Thomas Jefferson to be “domestic terrorists,” too.

UPDATE (from Jeff): V makes a great point about the Democrats’ penchant for calling their (political) opponents terrorists, which GP has before documented with links (e.g., here and here).

Basically, left-wing Democrats want an obtrusive Big Government, to pay for their lives/mistakes and to punish anyone whom they have ever envied. Someone who stands for traditional citizens’ liberties under a smaller, less oppressive Federal government will simply terrify them. And is, therefore and to them, “a terrorist”.

Yet another ‘limousine socialist’

Left-wing NYC Mayor de Blasio has released his tax return. Guess what?

  • “$165,047 in total income” (probably includes his “$52,000 in rental income”)
  • “Mr. de Blasio’s effective tax rate was 8.3%.”
  • “reported $5,597 in gifts to charity, roughly 3%”

So de Blasio got a 6-figure income and gave basically 11% back to the society in which he lives.

I seem to remember lefties screeching with drama and contempt in 2012 when Mitt Romney paid an effective tax rate of 14.1%, plus another whopping 29.7% to charity, for a total give-back to society of 44% of his income, or four times the rate of de Blasio.

Leftists: Still running amok

They’re still claiming that any opposition to leftism could only be motivated by racism. Here, Rep. Steve Israel (D) says it back-hand style:

Candy: Do you think your Republican colleagues are racist?

Israel: Not all of them, no. Of course not. But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism.

They’re still demanding that their failures be subsidized and bailed out. Here, a “green” solar company sues the government for only having dished it $250 million of taxpayer money, instead of millions more.

They’re still using highly questionable statistics to demagogue the issue of equal pay for men and women.

They’re still fighting their ‘war’ on Fox News, and failing – sometimes with hilarious results. The video shows Greta van Susteren cornering an aggressive Democrat into admitting that he lied about his resume.

They’re still racially divisive with amazing double standards. Here, a Democrat belittles her African-American GOP colleague for being only “half” black. Which, remember, happens to be what President Obama is.

They still have amazing double standards on the issues of Islam, free speech and women’s rights. Last week, leftists hit a triple (the wrong positions on all three) when Brandeis snubbed Ayaan Hirsi Ali after considering her for an honorary degree.

They’re still screeching “McCarthyism!” to deflect attention from their misconduct, as Rep. Elijah Cummings (D) did last week, when questions arose over his own staff’s collusion with the dangerously out-of-control IRS.

UPDATE: At least there’s hope for Wisconsin:

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has had a good run lately. He signed a major tax relief package into law, his controversial budget reforms have put the state back in the black…A new poll from Wisconsin Public Radio suggests that voters are appreciative of the governor’s accomplishments. Walker leads Democrat Mary Burke by 16 points in the survey (56/40), with Walker’s approval rating soaring to just shy of 60 percent — an all-time high in the series. (President Obama’s job approval is underwater at 48/50 in the poll). Walker’s lead is fueled by a 19-point advantage among independents…

For The Democrats, Derangement Is Now the Norm

Deranged rants from the Democrat Majority Leader of the United States Senate have become a daily occurrence; and no one on the left has taken Harry Reid aside to discuss his behavior.

There was once a time when this kind of deranged lunacy was confined to whackjob websites like DailyKos and the Democratic Underground. It’s now the Democrat mainstream and is spoken on the floor of the US Senate. It is possible that the Democrat base can no longer distinguish insane behavior from normal.

Paul Ryan Was Right

Paul Ryan recently made the mistake of speaking truth to power and was subsequently forced to grovel and apologize to power because power played the race card.

Ryan, in a conversation with Bill Bennett, linked the problem of welfare dependency to the “tailspin of culture in our inner cities, in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work.”

This simple and obvious truth made all of the usual racist dogs (i.e. the Congressional Black Caucus whose members are largely elected from inner cities blighted by generations of welfare dependency) claimed they heard dog whistles.

This technique of squealing “racism” whenever legitimate criticism is made of Democrat welfare policies has been highly effective at shutting down debate, but it does nothing to change the reality of trans-generational welfare dependency.

Consider this case from the even more welfare-blighted UK, where a man hasn’t worked in over twenty years, has fathered somewhere between 18-27 illegitimate children by multiple mothers, his children and grandchildren are also on welfare and living with him, and the local welfare office is trying to figure out how to get him a larger house to accommodate them all.

None of the children who are of working age have jobs and Mr Rolfe says he relies instead on state handouts like housing benefit and child tax credit to get by.

‘Getting a larger house would mean the world to us. It would mean we could get some peace  and space.’He said: ‘I hate to see the children have no space, no privacy. They have nowhere to do their homework so they are doing badly at school.’

Incredibly, Mr Rolfe successfully complained to the Local Government Ombudsman that the property, which he moved into in September 2011, was too small.

In the past, this man would have been called a bum, and no self-respecting woman would have given him the time of day. But thanks to progressive welfare programs, not only is his irresponsibility and promsicuity subsidized by taxes confiscated from those who made better choices; but he has also fathered and grandfathered two generations of children devoid of any work ethic, raised to think collecting welfare is normal.

If the state continues to subsidize bad decisions and punish good decisions, it should come as no surprise that people will make more bad decisions and fewer good decsions. This is truth; Or, as the progressive left calls it, ‘racism.’ Paul Ryan owed an apology to no one for saying it. And the fact that he backed down demonstrates how impossible it has become to turn the ship of state away from the unsustainable and disastrous course it is on.

The Party of Tantrums

Posted by V the K at 8:37 am - March 14, 2014.
Filed under: Democratic demagoguery

In case you haven’t been paying attention, the Democrat Party… instead of dealing with very serious issues of spending, economic growth, job creation, or energy independence… has been too busy throwing tantrums and acting like spoiled children.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been using his time on the Senate floor ranting against the Koch Brothers for using their wealth to support libertarian causes; unlike George Soros, Warren Buffett, Tom Steyer, and the other billionaires who have all become good, loyal socialists. [Also not criticized: Democrats paying $32,000 a head to schmooze with Obama at a fundraiser at the home of a Manhattan crony.]

And, yesterday, a group of Democrat House members directed a hissy-fit at Republican Darrell Issa; ostensibly because they are mad because he cut off the microphone of windbag Elijah Cummings while he has ranting about how wrong it was to investigate the IRS for abusing Tea Party groups. The Democrats are by-and-large okay with the abuse of Government power to attack and harass their opponents; to them it is part of the spoils of victory. But cutoff a windbag in the middle of an off-topic rant, and they rage for weeks about it.

This is the modern Democrat Party, they would rather throw Drama Queen tantrums than do the real work of elected officials.

And let us not forget the ridiculous Climate Change Slumber Party earlier this week.

And just to prove they don’t deserve a senate majority, Senate Republicans have caved to Democrats and will make unemployment checks a permanent entitlement.

BTW, did you read about the mummified corpse of a woman in Michigan who had been dead since 2008 but apparently voted in 2010? I think we can guess which party she voted for; the dead are a solid 100% Democrat voting bloc, and unlike with the military, the Democrats make sure their votes are counted.

The Senate Democrats’ Global Warming Slumber Party

Liz Warren’s hair braiding was a big hit (her people are really good at that). But overall, the Democrats’ all night slumber party to stop the climate from changing was basically a command performance for their billionaire donors, who stood off to the sides clapping “Dance, puppets, dance!” The donors hope the Democrats will pass more “Climate Change” legislation; i.e. more billions in borrowed money pouring into the pockets of wealthy donors, as with Solyndra, Fisker, GrennTech Automotive, and A123 Batteries. However, most analysts conclude the exercise was just a bunch of hot air; despite their large senate majority, Democrats are not proposing the radical climate change legislation their donors demand… yet.

Personally, I’m just grateful there were no erotic pillow-fights. Senate Democrats aren’t exactly eye-candy.