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It’s the responsibility, stupid

Posted in Democrat Memory Hole, Liberal Straw Men with tags , , , , on September 2, 2012 by b5blue

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The Left Wing World is Upside Down

Posted in 'Professional' Media, Democrat Memory Hole, Liberal Hypocrisy with tags , , , , on August 20, 2012 by b5blue

Erick Erickson encapsulates the 150 proof rot of modern liberalism.  To wit:

Recall if you will Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s campaign. His twenty year old college thesis, the left would have us believe, should have disqualified McDonnell from ever being elected governor because of his advocacy of traditional family and lifestyles.

Consider a host of people on the right who through various indiscretions, dumb acts, etc. the left would make sure we never move beyond, never forgive, never forget, and never allow redemption.

Now consider Tim Russo. He is running for political office in Cleveland, OH. Nine years ago “in November 2001 he solicited sex from an FBI agent posing online as a minor “.

Of course you and I know exactly how the left responds. No, Bob McDonnell, because of what he wrote, should never have been elected Governor of Virginia. But Russo and his predilection for underage sex? According to Howie Klein at the Huffington Post, “Local media want him to pay for that for the rest of his life.” Poor him.

Go read the hypocrisy.  Without double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.

George McGovern: Uber liberal escapee!

Posted in Democrat Memory Hole, Liberal Escapees!, Spendocrats with tags , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2012 by b5blue

Courtesy of Larry Elder and Townhall.com  ‘Liberal mugged by reality part’:

Yes, that old lefty McGovern. You know the expression, “A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged”? Well, McGovern has been mugged.

The most left-wing Democratic presidential candidate this side of Barack Obama, former Sen. McGovern, D-S.D., proposed giving every man, woman and child an annual $1,000 “demogrant.” In his nomination acceptance speech, McGovern made the same case that Obama makes today — capitalism and free markets let us down, and social justice require universal health coverage: “A program to put America back to work demands that work be properly rewarded. That means the end of a system of economic controls in which labor is depressed, but prices and corporate profit run sky-high. It means a system of national health insurance so that a worker can afford decent health care for himself and his family.”

McGovern’s left-wing bona fides are beyond questioning.

Sen. Bobby Kennedy, D-N.Y., himself a presidential candidate in 1968, called McGovern the “only decent man in the Senate.” A decorated World War II bomber pilot, McGovern fiercely opposed the Vietnam War and pushed for a complete and immediate withdrawal of American troops. Name a tax hike, spending bill or new regulation, and very likely McGovern supported it. But after he left the Senate in 1981, something happened that profoundly changed several of his most deeply held views.

McGovern went into business for himself — and went bust.

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A contributing factor to the failure, according to McGovern, was the regulations that make it tough to make a profit. In a mea culpa that should chill every lefty on the Hill, McGovern said: “I wish I had known more firsthand about the concerns and problems of American businesspeople while I was a U.S. senator and later a presidential nominee.

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“I wish I had known more firsthand about the concerns and problems of American businesspeople.” Holy Ayn Rand! Then in the spring of 2008, McGovern wrote an article called, “Freedom Means Responsibility”:

“Many people can’t afford the gold-plated health plans that are the only options available in their states,” wrote McGovern. “Buying health insurance on the Internet and across state lines, where less expensive plans may be available, is prohibited by many state insurance commissions. Despite being able to buy car or home insurance with a mouse click, some state governments require their approved plans for purchase or none at all. It’s as if states dictated that you had to buy a Mercedes or no car at all.”

Good article by Mr. Elder urging Pubs to invite Mr. McGovern to speak in Tampa.  Methinks it’s a brilliant idea.

The Most Divisive Campaign in American History

Posted in American History, Class Warfare, Democrat Hate/Violence, Fascism/Nazism/Communism, Obama, Progressivism with tags , , , , , on August 14, 2012 by b5blue

Daniel Greenfield keeps jacking them out of the ballpark.   If we could have a Fantasy Blogger Team, I’d draft Daniel as my designated slugger.   Line drive outta da park:

This basic gap was obscured in the 2008 campaign by the window trappings of inspiration. Among all the plastic pillars and stolen quotes from poets who stole them from sermons, it was harder to see that the underlying theme of the campaign was dissatisfaction with America. But in 2012, Obama can no longer run as a reformer or an optimist.

The coalition that he committed to last year is a coalition of those who are unhappy with America, not in the last four years, but in the last two-hundred years. Its core is composed of groups that fear democracy and distrust the will of the people. There is no optimism here, but a deeply rooted pessimism about human nature and the country as a whole. It is the Democratic Party’s coalition against democracy.

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To vote for Obama after years of grotesque economic mismanagement that has no precedent in history, that exceeds the worst actions of Andrew Jackson or Ulysses S. Grant, is not the instinct of an American, but a selfish greedy looter scrambling to grab a few dinner rolls off the tray while the ship is going down. There is no policy justification for voting for a man with the worst economic and foreign policy record in the country’s history. There is no American justification for voting for him. Only the UnAmerican motivation of carving up a dying country into group fiefdoms privileging identity politics over the common good.

This is an UnAmerican campaign. It is an Anti-American campaign. It is a campaign by those who hate and fear what America was and who resent having to care about anyone outside their own group. Its group jingoism, its dog whistles and special privileges are repulsive and cynical, treating the people of a great nation like a warren of rats eager to sell each other out for a prize from the Cracker Jack box of identity politics entitlements.

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Obama has never been the President of the United States of America. He has been the president of Washington D.C., of Wall Street and of Solyndra. He has been the President of Green America and of Chicago. He has been the President of Warren Buffett, George Soros, Bill Gates, Penny Pritzker and James Crown. He is the President of George Clooney, Harvey Weinstein and Anne Hathaway. And now, facing disaster, he still isn’t running to be President of a country, but of a dozen little countries with money from freshly bailed out Green America and Wall Street, not to mention Hollywood.

The Obama campaign is not accidentally divisive. It did not stumble into divisiveness. It is not even divisive as a byproduct of its real aims. Divisiveness is its aim. Divisiveness is the only way that a divisive administration can hold on to power. The anger and the violence are not an accident, they are the whole point. Set one group against another, feed the hate, massage the grievances and very soon there is no longer a nation but a handful of quarreling groups being roped into a mutual alliance to reelect their lord protector whose appeal is that of the outsider becoming the insider.

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The entity is already here. Its czars are running things in D.C., and its judges are dismantling both constitutional government and democratic elections. It creates a crisis and then makes sure that it doesn’t go to waste. It has excellent design skills and terrible planning skills. It has all the money in the world and none at all. It is the Post-American America, and 2012 is its big referendum. The one that will decide whether this Post-American America, this horrid graft of E.U. governance and Mussolini economics, Soviet propaganda and FDR volunteerism, Tammany populist criminality and U.N. foreign policy will be permitted to devour the United States of America.

Obama cannot win an American election. But he isn’t running in an American election. He’s running in a Post-American election.

Read the whole darned thang.

The Speed of Progressivism

Posted in Democrat Hate/Violence, Democrat Racism, Fascism/Nazism/Communism, Freedom of Speech, Liberal Hypocrisy, Progressivism with tags , , , on August 7, 2012 by b5blue

A superb read by Daniel Greenfield:

The transformation of Chick Fil A from a fast food place that most liberals had never even heard of into the “Enemy of the People” is a reminder of the speed at which progressivism travels forward and backward in time. A few months ago the CEO of Chick Fil A would have done nothing worse than echo a consensus so mainstream that it was adopted as a campaign position by the leftiest Democrat to sit in the White House. A few months later that same position is so outrageous that it leads to mass boycotts, threats of violence and mayors of dysfunctional urban centers threatening to drive the reactionary chicken franchise out of their cities.

One of the wonderful things about progressivism is that it defies the laws of physics and history. When the Democratic Party, a once notable national party that has been turned into a red shill for the sort of people who used to hang out in cafes and plot to blow things up in between free verse recitals, adopts a progressive position, that position instantly travels backward in time to alter history and create an entirely new past.

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That notion may seem ridiculous, but so would the idea that the party of bra burning would become the party of the hijab. Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds, said Ralph Waldo Emerson. To be a true progressive, you cannot afford to be small-minded. Every idea, value and belief is waiting to be demolished and replace by a newer more progressive idea. And if that newer more progressive idea actually seems backward, that’s okay, because progressive ideas are like buses, if you wait around long enough they’ll come right back to where they were.

Progressivism is chaos. It is a force that is constantly destroying old things to make way for new things and with so much destruction, it can’t be expected to tell the new old things and the old new things apart. Progressivism is a contrary talker, a teenager who knows everything, it doesn’t know a whole lot, but it knows that everything you know is wrong. And then off it goes in its retro clothes to shock all the adults with gay marriage, euthanasia clinics and then maybe slavery.

Progressivism violates the laws of physics because it has no past, only an eternal future. It imagines that it is always moving forward in time, when it’s actually moving backward. Its past is its future and it can’t tell the two apart because it has eradicated any understanding of history that isn’t based on its own idiotic ideological posturings. To the left history cannot exist apart from its politically correct understanding of history. 

Very good read.  Click over there, pilgrim.

NYT: Obama WH is ‘bumbling and amateurish’

Posted in 'Professional' Media, Liberal Hypocrisy, Obama with tags , , , , , , on July 31, 2012 by b5blue

Uh, you’re 3 years late Mr. Rosenthal.

Give a Progressive heartburn, Eat Mor Chikin

Posted in Democrat Hate/Violence, Liberal Hypocrisy with tags , , , on July 30, 2012 by b5blue

Liberalism errrrrr   Progressivism uhhhhh   Koolaidism…. whatever you want to call it has devolved to the point that the Flat Earth Society looks reasonable by comparison.  The Chik Fil A debacle has reached a stage when even lefty outlets have to remind Corpus Koolaid that freedom of speech still matters.

To wit:

Mother Jones:  Gross Hypocritical Part:

Menino and Moreno have it wrong. Blocking construction of Chick-fil-a restaurants over Cathy’s views is a violation of Cathy’s First Amendment rights. Boston and Chicago have no more right to stop construction of Chick-fil-As based on an executive’s anti-gay views than New York City would have had the right to block construction of an Islamic community center blocks away from Ground Zero. The government blocking a business from opening based on the owner’s political views is a clear threat to everyone’s freedom of speech—being unpopular doesn’t mean you don’t have rights. It’s only by protecting the rights of those whose views we find odious that we can hope to secure them for ourselves.

Remember, folks… they had to be reminded about a fundamental cornerstone of our freedom.  Good grief.

The Boston Herald:

But which part of the First Amendment does Menino not understand? A business owner’s political or religious beliefs should not be a test for the worthiness of his or her application for a business license.

These.  People. Had.  To. Be. Reminded.  >Bangs head on wall<

The Los Angeles Times:

It’s a different matter if he attempts to trample the free-speech rights of others by using the power of his office to fight against a business license for Chick-fil-A. Menino suggested that it would be appropriate to block the chain from opening in Boston because Cathy’s views amount to discrimination. That would rightly apply if Chick-fil-A were to refuse service to gay customers; the city has a right and an obligation to prevent discriminatory actions against its residents and visitors. But there’s no evidence that any such thing has occurred.

Corpus Koolaid, by the way, argues that liberal media did its job by reminding us that freedom of speech still matters.   Couple of items and I’ll cap off the logical flaying:

1.  When liberalism, progressivism  or koolaidism has to remind itself that freedom of speech matters for all?  Gee, thanks, Captain Obvious… can you guys devote a week to reminding us that the laws of gravity are fairly important, too?  Are you kidding us?

I mean, geez, this is fundamental stuff and you guys are electing people who don’t understand the fundamentals…. and I’d like to note that I haven’t seen one liberal (you included, James) call for a resignation.   Goodness knows you guys don’t mind calling for conservative scalps if the shoe were on your hypocritical foot.

2.  The few outlets who did call out the idiocy were a minor part of the liberal media; the vast majority of liberal media hyped -not criticized- the politician’s Chik Fil A stance.  In fact… some of the liberal outlets mocked supporters of Chik Fil A’s freedom of speech.   Don’t believe me?

Without double standards, liberalism would have no standards at all.

Filed under Democrat Hate and Liberal Hypocrisy. Extra dollop of ‘Homophobia Hypocrisy’.

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