Obama Runs On His Record

Misery index soars 65% as unfinished business awaits second term


Why Anti-Progs ❤ Progressive

The Left's labels always mislead deliberately
The Democrats’ newest ideological label — “progressive” — has a 67 percent approval among Americans, far higher than the recognized and rejected “socialist” and “liberal” labels, says a new poll released by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

However, the conservative label wins a 62 percent approval from the 1,521 people polled by the Pew, despite Democrats’ prevalence in the education, culture and media sectors, and despite the sympathetic media coverage given during the fall to the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

The progressive label gets a 67 percent approval rating largely because it is still rated positively by 55 percent of Republicans and 68 percent of independents, said the poll.

The progressive label dates back to the late 1800s, but was subsequently sidelined by Democrats who described themselves as socialists and liberals.

But socialism was discredited during the Cold War, and so there is only one admitted socialist in the U.S. Senate, Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders. In the Pew poll, socialism gets a positive rating of only 31 percent, and a negative rating of 60 percent.

The liberal label was deeply damaged by the social-policy failures of the 1960s and 1970s. “Liberal” now gets a positive rating of only 39 percent, and a negative rating of 50 percent.
(full story at dailycaller.com)

SEIU Corruption Stains Obama

Typical Chicago labor big sentenced
On October 20, John McMahon, former president of Workers United Local 335-T, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to two years of probation, including six months of home confinement, for making false entries in union financial records related to embezzlement of funds from the Chicago union.

He also was ordered to pay $12,460 in restitution plus a $25 special assessment. McMahon had pleaded guilty in June.

Workers United is a 150,000-member garment and laundry workers union, formerly the Bruce Raynor-headed faction of UNITE HERE, now affiliated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

The sentencing follows an investigation by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.
(from nlpc.org)

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Oglala Lakota, London, Václav Havel

On this day: December 29
U.S. soldiers kill more than 200 Oglala Lakota men, women, and children with 4 Hotchkiss guns in the Wounded Knee Massacre (1890)

The Luftwaffe firebombs London, killing almost 200 civilians (1940)

Václav Havel is elected president of Czechoslovakia, becoming the first non-Communist to attain the post in more than four decades (1989)

b: Tom Bradley (1917); d: Grigori Rasputin (1916), Rainer Maria Rilke (1926)

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