Socialism

BlogHeadline of the Day: Not getting the message

by Skip April 28, 2016

“Bernie Sanders Wants to Make College Free, but His Wife Jacked Up Tuition“ I guess that is rather Progressive of them both.  

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After the Show – Part II

by Skip April 18, 2016

Again, we are absolutely amazed and disheartened that socialism has made such a return to American politics – it is the antithesis of what the Founders stood for.  I’ve gone over why I believe it has over and over again, so I’m not going to do it here.  Instead, we mentioned on last Saturday’s show […]

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The heart of a socialist is long – and always gets broken

by Skip April 16, 2016

If you are always reading, you will learn something new all the time!  And this I didn’t know, that socialism (and the tendency of Progressives to try (force?) to “perfect” others arrived here on our shores much earlier than the late 1800s in this piece labeled “The Character of a Socialist” (emphasis mine, reformatted): Upon […]

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Bernie Sanders – Bread lines are GOOD for you?

by Skip April 9, 2016

Yes, he’s proving that Socialism is not about shared wealth, it IS about shared misery.  If it were the former, a real workers’ Utopia that Socialists and Communists are always lying bragging about, who would have to wait in a line to get bread.  I am of the generation that saw “citizens” of Socialist governments […]

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Data Point: Europe poor than most US States

by Skip April 4, 2016

“Most European countries (including Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Belgium) if they joined the US, would rank among the poorest one-third of US states on a per-capita GDP basis, and the UK, France, Japan and New Zealand would all rank among America’s very poorest states, below No. 47 West Virginia, and not too far above No. […]

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Louder with Crowder: Bernie’s “Democratic Socialism” is still Socialism – you don’t get to decide for yourself

by Skip April 3, 2016

Steven Crowder ‘splains why Democrat Socialism as espoused by Bernie is still Socialism with all of the evils that we saw both last century and this one.  And what Bernie won’t tell you – once implemented, YOU get less space to make decisions for youself.  If you vote for Bernie, you will saying “Government, YOU […]

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America’s Socialist Origins

by Steve MacDonald March 21, 2016
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Instapundit answers THE question of last night’s riot at cancelled Trump rally

by Skip March 12, 2016

I remember people saying that back in 1968, too. Back then, it was the New Left radicals attacking (literally a riot) their “own” Party, the Democrats.  Now, the New Left (organized by MoveOn.org) is going after Trump – who breaks every conceivable Political Correctness out there.  And we are now seeing, outside of college campuses), […]

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Bernie, from someone who lived under Socialism – like Gary Kasparov

by Skip March 11, 2016

We’e had discussions with folks that have lived under real Socialism – almost all immigrated from the former Eastern Bloc countries.  In each and every case, they just could not understand HOW and WHY native Americans can even think about wanting Socialism.  They understand, all too well, that the blitherings of this doddering (but unrepentant) […]

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From someone who lived in a Socialist State to Bernie Sanders – trust the free market

by Skip March 10, 2016

(and kill the Commies).  Bernie is certainly is someone that doesn’t trust the free market and the freedom it brings (note: his disparaging remark of having the ability to choose from among 23 types of deoderants).  At this point, it should be clear that Progressives / incremental Socialists / Commies NEVER trust the markets – they have […]

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Example of Bernie’s folks envy Socialism – I am entitled to YOUR stuff because you are rolling in dough

by Skip February 28, 2016

And here is a GREAT example from the Judge Judy show (yes, someone just held up a camera to a TV) of someone quite willing to be a “Taker” or moocher.  A classic example of envy Socialism – it is OK for me to not repay someone else’s money because “they can afford it” – […]

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Bernie Supporter can’t defend the morality of taking other peoples’ stuff

by Skip February 28, 2016

Brazen.  Unashamed. Selfish. Proud, even, of Bernie supporter, Erin Billbray, of the absolute willingness to take the hard earned money from those that they are now targeting.  I just watched this clip from Fox Business Network anchor Stuart Varney interview this thief and just couldn’t believe the absolute ease of how the phrase “redistributing the […]

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Oh Bernie? I think the Healthcare narrative is changing under your feet!

by Skip February 26, 2016

Bernie would be Bernie Sanders, the Socialist Communist in Democrat wolf’s fur.  He of the “everything’s FREE in America” bent – until the bill comes due.  Given that he’s appealing to the economic and history idiots in the country, he’s gained a lot of traction especially when he wants a single payer healthcare system here […]

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“Free Stuff” means slavery for someone else

by Skip February 21, 2016

I’ll just say it loud: some people just don’t deserve free stuff.  After all, it’s worth every penny they paid for it seems to be their outlook.  How many of us know people that once having received something free, trash it?  Not everyone and some people are REALLY appreciative of what they have been given. […]

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Jonah Goldberg on Socialism: Progressives are the car salesmen of the State

by Skip February 14, 2016

Except one: More government.  Progressives are the car salesmen of the State, and there’s always more undercoating to sell.  More government is the one indispensible conviction of modern progressivism. Everything else is up for negotiation. And he is right on the money; as he points out, Democrats/Progressives/Socialists CAN’T tell the truth (reformatted, emphasis mine): 7. […]

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Notable Quote – Bernie hates capitalism

by Skip February 10, 2016

From Weekend Pundit: Speaking of Bernie Sanders, we should all remember that he’s never held a private sector job. All of his paychecks have come from government, be it the city of Burlington, Vermont or from Uncle Sam as a member of Congress, either in the House or the Senate. He’s never had to worry […]

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“When You’re a Collectivist You Simply Wait For Someone Else Do To the Hard Work”

by Skip January 27, 2016

And for the Low Information Voters, that would be Progressives /Socialists that are the Collectivists: There’s always one in every crowd…and yes, that IS a BERNIE sign. Just one more indicator of more and more riding in the wagon and not pulling “their fair share”.    (H/T: Liberty Unyielding)

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Me too! I think this music is more appropriate…

by Skip January 24, 2016

…for the guy that took his bride to Moscow for their honeymoon.  Berni just released his first national TV spot using Simon and Garfunkel’s “Looking for America”.  Powerline’s Steve Haywood had his own take on the musical background as Bernie is trying to normalize, lighten up, and paper over what Socialism really will do to […]

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Data Point – Bernie Sanders will hoover up your money

by Skip January 19, 2016

Bernie Sanders, like all Socialists / Statists, believes your money is really the State’s money.  After all, if you believe in Warrenism, “you didn’t build that” and apparently, Bernie believes that the State is only lending you your money, and now he wants it back.  After all, like all Statists, he believes his spending your […]

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Martin Luther King on Marxism / Communism / Socialism / Progressivism

by Skip January 19, 2016

For in the end, they are pretty much aligned to the same end – The Bigger the Citizen, the smaller the citizen (emphasis mine): During the Christmas holidays of 1949 I decided to spend my spare time reading Karl Marx to try to understand the appeal of communism for many people. For the first time […]

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Meet The Press – Stephanie Cutter sees no difference between Socialists and Liberal Democrats

by Skip January 17, 2016

On Meet The Press today, Steve Schmidt (of the failed McCain campaign) brought out that 43% of Iowa Democrats self identify as Socialists and not as capitalists.  I didn’t know that but it is an eye-popping statistic lending credence that the Democrat Party has gone far more Left than the Republicans have gone  Right.  After […]

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And then there is the political lottery

by Skip January 17, 2016

Except in this one, everyone loses in the end.  These clowns just don’t know it yet. (H/T: Powerline)

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Notable Quote – Progressivism where the future is, well, only the past

by Skip January 14, 2016

For those of us who love comedy, one of the most delightful ironies of progressivism is how regressive it is, how mired in the past. While conservatives gather to discuss fresh reformist ideas on how to fight poverty and keep a free society afloat, all progressives ever do is reach into their Magic Box of Tomorrow and draw out the same sclerotic socialism […]

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In footsteps of otherDems, Hillary can’t answer “Difference between Dems & Socialists?”

by Skip January 7, 2016

Of course Hillary can’t because she CAN’T; it would finally admitting that Democrats hate our entire system of government – Socialists HATE our stated form of government, a Constitutional Republic with democratically elected Representatives.  Instead, they feel put upon that THEY just can’t rule by fiat (re: Obama) or see us ruled by like-minded technocratic […]

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Breadlines – which one would you prefer?

by Skip January 1, 2016

(H/T: Newsbusters)

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But Socialists / Communists / Statists WANT you to not know history!

by Skip December 27, 2015

Prof. Thomas Sowell on Socialist centrally planned economies (run by the elite government few in a command-and-control) (emphasis mine): The French Revolution was their chance to show what they could do when they got the power they sought. In contrast to what they promised — “liberty, equality, fraternity” — what they actually produced were food […]

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Socialism: the epitome of income inequality – a Venezuelan observation

by Skip December 11, 2015

I just don’t understand the hoo-ha over Bernie Sanders who is about as Communist / Socialist that has run for US President since Eugene Debs (even as Hillary is trying hard to out-Left him).  Socialism has NEVER worked, but I guess that with the “divide everyone” war on American citizen by Obama and the nonstop […]

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Last Republican Debate: succinct enumeration of “Republicanism”

by Skip November 12, 2015

Yes, the split between the “We can govern Big Government better than the Democrats” Republicans versus those that actually believe in “Smaller Government” and are willing to work for it.  Jeffrey Lord at Conservative Review has some bon mots on who is in which camp and why the former is as deadly as the Democrats […]

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