Constitutionalists Offer GOP Repair

Shellacked Obama shifts Progs to the back of the bus


This week, the GOP takes control of the U.S. House. Over the next few weeks they will also take control of state houses across the country. Hope=Change.
(from biggovernment.com)

Cronyist O-Corporations EXPOSED!

Prog P2P mirrors Soviet-style Industrial Policy
I'm not a big fan of boycotts, but if you can avoid buying Nike, Best Buy, Levi Strauss and Target stuff, you might help stop their support of the global warming scam.

Crony capitalism is a stepping-stone to socialism. The term is used to describe the unholy, anti-citizen alliances between corporations and big government. These kinds of companies generally engage in massive lobbying efforts (read: backscratching) to coerce government into various taxpayer-funded schemes:

• by paying them directly through government purchases...
• by carving out market segments for them by regulation...
• and otherwise increasing profit margins by suppressing the free market.

With this as our context, let's examine The American Spectator's article entitled "What Do Nike, Best Buy, Levi Strauss and Target Have in Common?".
(from directorblue.blogspot.com)

Cloward-Piven Gets Much-Needed Makeover

Ron Radosh takes on iconic forward-thinking Prog
Now, as our national economy and many state and city budgets again are at the breaking point, Frances Fox Piven has issued a new call to repeat and build upon the ruinous strategies that she and her late husband advanced decades ago. And as in 1966, her vehicle is The Nation, the flagship magazine of the Left which today has a huge circulation and much greater influence than it had in the 1960s.

Writing in the current issue, Piven presents a clarion call for a new mass movement, one that the magazine publishes as an editorial statement representing its editors. (It is currently under the magazine’s firewall.) She begins by noting that nothing is taking place to deal with ending what she claims is an unemployment rate of 15 million people. To regain the 5 percent rate of 2007, she estimates there would have to be 300,000 jobs created each month for several years, something that is next to impossible.

Thus Piven asks a question: “So where are the angry crowds, the demonstrations, sit-ins and unruly mobs?”

What is needed, she suggests, are “mass protests” that might influence Obama and press “him hard from his base.” To do that, however, she notes that they have to get past the many obstructions to mobilize the unemployed. This is especially the case that the unions today “do little for their unemployed,” who don’t pay dues and “are likely to be malcontents.”

Piven argues that their task is harder than it was in the past, because the unemployed are diverse, are not in one area of the country and have no common institutional setting. It is hard to bring people together, even in welfare and unemployment centers, she complains, since often administrators try to avoid long lines and crowded waiting areas, where organizers could proselytize and inflame the dissatisfied applicants.

But most important, she writes, “they have to develop a proud and angry identity and a set of claims that go with that identity. They have to go from being hurt and ashamed to being angry and indignant (my emphasis) …Losing a job is bruising; even when many other people are out of work, most people are still working. So, a kind of psychological transformation has to take place; the out-of-work have to stop blaming themselves for their hard times and turn their anger on the bosses, the bureaucrats or the politicians who are in fact responsible.”

They also need targets, which she sees as “the most difficult of the strategy problems.” Since she knows well that “local and state governments are strapped for funds,” the poor and the unemployed must demand “federal action.” It is, in other words, another “fiscal crisis of the state” that, as in the past, can be used to advance the radical goal. There first have to be local protests that have to “accumulate and spread,” then “become more disruptive” (my emphasis) in order to pressure our national political leaders. What does Piven mean when she calls for disruption? She is clear and up front about her intent:

An effective movement of the unemployed will have to look something like the strikes and riots that have spread across Greece in response to the austerity measures forced on the Greek government by the European Union, or like the student protests that recently spread with lightning speed across England in response to the prospect of greatly increased school fees. (my emphasis.)

What she is calling for is nothing less than the chaos and violence engulfing Europe. Disgruntled leftist unionists, students who expect an education without cost, and citizens of social-democratic states cannot accept that the old terms of the social contract they thought would last forever have worn out their welcome. The European welfare-state governments can no longer function with the kind of social programs that now far exceed their nation’s budgets and hence are moving their countries to the precipice of total collapse.
(from pajamasmedia.com)

Class Warfare Smacked Down

America deserves better than Redistributionism
Congratulations to Nancy Pelosi and her blind followers because class warfare is still alive. Understand that I am not rich and I do not make over $250,000 a year. I wish I did.

I think we have seen more of the same self-serving strategy by Pelosi and her followers than we have had to endure over the last two years.

Where does it say that anyone making over $250,000 is less American than those who earn less? Actually, many small business would have been hurt by what Pelosi wanted. Raising any taxes does not make sense.

Let us cut spending where possible and reduce or eliminate entitlements as much as we can.

Pelosi's strategy was that there are more voters under than over $250,000, so it would be politically beneficial to make those voters think we believe that we are helping them by punishing those more productive or fortunate than they are.

It is pure, unadulterated class envy.

Class warfare is based simply on one or all of the following: Jealousy, selfishness, hate, ignorance, disinformation, laziness to know the truth or other like opinions. This is the fuel socialism lives on. America deserves more than this.

W.M. Sitzman Sr., Evansville, IL
(from courierpress.com)

Let's Be Honest About This

How compassionate is Ruling Class Leftism?


The Obama Doctrine REVEALED!

Progs Of A Feather, Comrades Forever


Liberal-Prog Agenda Smacked Down

'This leftwing, vile, vicious, despicable machine'


The Progs Stole All The Labels

Does Constitutional government retard social justice?
Progressives are wolves in whatever clothes they need to wear to fool everyone about what their actual agenda is. The reason they do this is because their real agenda is so antithetical to the mission statement of America that most Americans would marginalize the people who espouse these ideas if they knew who they were.
Unfortunately, America’s awareness has been dulled by years of addiction to the graft of big government.

If we are not only to survive but thrive as a nation we must separate the progressives who hate freedom from the conservatives that love it. Only then will we know who’s who.

How do we do that? Well conservatives love the Constitution, so let’s start there.
(Ted Lumpkin's full story at: biggovernment.com)

In A Word, It's ObamaCare

Orwellian NewsProgs insist on 'No Labels'


What Progressive Really Means

Consider the concept of Liberal-Fascism


HT: iOwnTheWorld.com


Now about her husband's Columbia University transcript


Ridicule is man's most potent weapon - Saul Alinsky

Bonus links:
Summary of Saul Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals'
• More Saul Alinsky stories: here
'Rules for Radicals' at amazon.com

Il Duce, Fidel, The Unspeakable

On this day: January 3
Benito Mussolini announces he is taking dictatorial powers over Italy (1925)

Martial law is declared in Honduras to stop revolt by banana workers fired by United Fruit (1932)

The U.S. severs diplomatic relations with Cuba (1961)

b: Hubert Bland (1855), Clement Attlee (1883), Carlos Keller (1898), Ngô Đình Diệm (1901); d: Alois Hitler (1903), Jack Ruby (1967)

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