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An Emerging Anti-Socialist Wing of the Democratic Party?

Center for Freedom and Prosperity (CF&P) - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 12:08pm

Since I’m a policy economist, I rarely comment on political matters.

But I am worried that the Democratic Party is veering too far to the left. Bernie Sanders, an out-of-the-closet socialist is leading the way, followed closely by other leading Democrats with hard-left policy agendas, such as Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren.

But not every 2020 candidate is hopping on the socialism bandwagon. Some of the major candidates, such as Joe Biden, have avoided saying anything favorable about socialism.

And two of the candidates have explicitly rejected the poisonous ideology.

Interestingly, they’re both from Colorado.

CNN reports that the former governor, John Hickenlooper. received a very hostile reception when he rejected socialism.

The welcoming cheers 2020 presidential hopeful John Hickenlooper received when he first graced the stage at California’s Democratic Convention quickly crumbled into boos and jeers after he rejected socialism as the answer to Democrats’ problems. “If we want to beat Donald Trump and achieve big progressive goals, socialism is not the answer,” Hickenlooper said to a crowd of more than 4,500 delegates and observers on Saturday.Before he could get finish his next sentence, a chorus of boos…overtook his speech, lasting for more than 30 seconds. …The former Colorado governor is one of 15 Democratic candidates to address the San Francisco crowd, which is known to be home to some of the party’s furthest left progressives.

And, as reported by the Hill, one of the state’s U.S. Senators, Michael Bennet, also condemned socialism for being contrary to American ideals.

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), a 2020 presidential hopeful, said on Sunday that his dismissal of socialism as a solution for America is not out of the mainstream for the Democratic Party. “I don’t think I’m out of step,” Bennet told ABC’s “This Week.” “I think we have 230 years of being the longest-lived democracy on the planet. That’s something we need to preserve.” …Bennett made the comments in response to a viral moment in which his fellow Democratic presidential candidate, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, was booed at the California Democratic Convention over the weekend …Bennet…is on the moderate end of the Democratic primary field.

I hope Joe Biden and other Democrats join Hickenlooper and Bennet.

In my fantasy world, the next Democratic president will turn out to be another Bill Clinton who presides (either intentionally or unintentionally) over an expansion of economic freedom in the United States.

But at the very least, I don’t want the country to take a big step toward statism, which was the mistake the United Kingdom made under Clement Attlee after World War II.

P.S. I realize many Democrats today don’t really have a firm understanding of socialism. Many of them don’t realize it implies government ownershipcentral planning, and price controls. Heck, some of them probably think the market-oriented Nordic welfare states (which have similar levels of economic freedom as the United States) are socialist. Regardless, they definitely want government to get bigger at a faster rate, so I’m hoping they’re not the majority of the Democratic Party.

Cory Booker confirms that killing babies is one of the Democratic Party’s ‘values’

Liberty Unyielding - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 11:53am
'At a time when Republicans across the country are mounting a coordinated, all-out attack on women’s reproductive freedoms, it’s unconscionable that someone in our own party would contribute. Democratic leadership should reflect Democratic values.'

Mueller must testify publicly to answer three critical questions

Liberty Unyielding - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 11:44am
Jonathan Turley, The Hill

See-through lace shorts for men are here

Liberty Unyielding - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 11:27am
Rachel Torgerson, Cosmopolitan

Maxine Waters wants Trump to resign — to ‘free us’ from the impeachment process

Liberty Unyielding - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 11:21am
California Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters believes President Trump should resign from office to “free” Democrats from the impeachment process. Waters, a long-time Trump critic and staunch advocate for his impeachment, unleashed a barrage of critical Tweets about President Trump while he was in Japan meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The Tweetstorm from Waters […]

Boise woman who claimed she was raped, kidnapped, charged with lying to police

Liberty Unyielding - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 11:02am
It's part of Barack Obama's surviving legacy that he'd surely prefer not to acknowledge. But not even The New York Times could resist reporting the truth about the so-called campus rape epidemic after Obama had left office. A 2017 article notes the sobering reality that 90% of the rape accusations "fall into the category of ‘we were both drunk.’”

NYC leaders complain city has too few statues of women. Wait till you hear their proposed ‘fix’

Liberty Unyielding - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 9:12am
Statue fever has come to the Big Apple. This time, however, the focus is not on tearing down or rewriting the past, but on "equal time" or — as New York’s first lady, Chirlane McCray, put it — correcting the "‘glaring’ imbalance in the city’s streets and parks.”

The Not So OK Corral

Tea Party Tribune - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 8:31am

Could there be a more peaceful sounding name for a place than Virginia Beach? I made plans to “drop out” today. I was going to have wine and cheese, maybe go down to the Valero convenience store and invite a couple illegal immigrant girls over to join me, kick back, and learn Spanish. Even put today’s article up, and distributed it early last night so I didn’t have to do a thing today but chill the wine. So, what happened? DeWayne Craddock happened!Like most of you, I have become so jaded that when I first heard the news of our latest mass murder, I scanned the body count. If it’s only two or three then that’s just a family affair, usually a clear motive, most likely a woman. As you approach ten or so then it’s a pissed off employee. More than ten, a bonafide nut, and twenty or more it’s for religious reasons and in order for this to publish I’m not allowed to use the “M” word. 

America has become the Not So OK Corral. I think one of the worse things to have to put up with is in the aftermath of one of these things when all the “Manbuns” come out with their significant others screaming, “Gun Control!”

The very phrase, Gun Control” is an oxymoron. I hear all the time about the “Wild Wild West,” but let me tell you something. In most “Wild Wild” cattle towns there were rules and regulations about when and where you could keep and bear arms, and they didn’t give two shyts about what some bunch of Yankees wrote on a piece of paper seventy some-odd years ago in Pennsylvania! You could either leave your gun with the sheriff while in town, or deposit it in the cloak room at the saloon. Even then, that didn’t account for “Baby Sister” in your boot! And don’t go “Googling” that. I’m old enough to have met real cowboys from the nineteenth century who recounted stories to me from firsthand experience! 

You have to accept facts. You will NEVER rid America of all the guns that grace the landscape. Just like prohibition. Wonderful idea. No more whiskey, no more beer, and everyone would be stone sober, walking around singing, “I Surrender All.” In the end there were more SpeakEasies in Manhattan than there ever were bars back when it was legal to pull a cork. And don’t Google THAT either! 

If tomorrow guns were completely banned, while the liberals are having a collective orgasm, I could get in my car, drive the four miles to Simmonville where I grew up, and buy anything I wanted from a woman to a B.A.R.! And, if you doubt that have I got a bridge for you, and it’s on SALE!

So, what to do? Well, first of all, stop trying to “understand” people who shoot multiple victims because they had a bad hair day. If you understand them then someone needs to understand YOU! People who do that need to be shot! The issue is just how to arrange that. Well, dialing 911 ain’t it! When seconds count the police are only minutes away. When you’re cowering under a table while some pervert is popping little girls’ heads off you won’t be worried about that comma in the Second Amendment. You’ll be worried about your ass!

An armed society is a polite society. When any eighteen year old girl can reach into her purse and dispatch a maniac it will cause him to pause and consider. Trust me on that one. And if a C.J. Grisham, or a Doc Greene just happens to be having lunch there that day there’ll be only two deaths. The patron hit by the first shot, and the killer hit by the next fourteen!

If these deranged individuals feel death tugging at their elbow they will find another method to ease their anxiety. I suggest  a bridge with a nice drop to the river below. Oh, you’re offended. You’re gonna report me for “Hate Speech!” You’re gonna retreat to a safe zone and shake and piss all over yourself. Well, let me ask you something, and remember, I’ve seen Luby’s, and Fort Hood, and Waco (Twice) AND Charles Whitman! Would you rather be reading a news story today about some nut who offed himself last night because he couldn’t get laid, or the names of his twelve victims in Virginia Beach whose only crime was they simply showed up for work, while police are looking for a “motive?”

The Butcher Shop

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Team Obama tells Iran: Don’t escalate, don’t take Trump’s bait

Liberty Unyielding - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 8:00am
Woodruff & Banco, Daily Beast

Pompeo’s going, so it looks like we can all say ‘Bilderberg’ now

Liberty Unyielding - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 1:20am
Kirk breaks bread with the Klingons.


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