Educating Bernie

If you need more proof that Bernie Sanders is either dumber than a rock or bent on leading unsuspecting young people down the road to a Communist utopia from which there is no escape, I can provide it.

Consider his recent interview with the Hill TV, in which he told host Krystal Ball

“They (China) have made more progress in addressing extreme poverty than any country in the history of civilization. So they’ve done a lot of things for their people.” Continue reading “Educating Bernie”

Let’s Deport Bernie Sanders

Forget Ilhan Omar.  I’d like to send Bernie Sanders back to the country from which he came, Canada.  No, he wasn’t from Canada originally, but he was there recently.  Does that count?  After all, he is so in love with that country’s health care system.  Can we simply deport him?

It wouldn’t cost that much to send him packing.  Montreal, Canada, is only a short 96 miles from his home in Burlington, Vt.  No doubt the irascible senator and Democratic presidential candidate has been there many times.   Why, he is so enamored with the place that he recently took a busload of people from Detroit to Windsor, Canada, as a campaign stunt, so, please, can we just send him back to Canada, permanently? Continue reading “Let’s Deport Bernie Sanders”

A Trillion Dollars in Perspect

“A billion here, a billion there.  Pretty soon, you’re talking about real money.”  

Attributed to the late Sen. Everett Dirksen

 

Everett Dirksen (R.-Ill) was the Senate Minority Leader in the 1960s.  He was as famous for his wit as he was for his concern about federal spending and our rising public debt.  In 1969, the year he died, the U.S. public debt was $354 billion.  In today’s dollars that would be around $2.5 trillion.  If only that were the size of today’s debt.   Instead it has ballooned to a whopping $22 trillion.

As if that weren’t bad enough, the leading Democrat presidential candidates are proposing programs that will add trillions more:  universal child care, free college, universal basic income, reparations, tax credit for renters and let us not forget Bernie Sander’s Medicare for all.  The latter is estimated to cost anywhere from $3.24 trillion to $1.38 trillion a year, depending on whose estimate you take. Continue reading “A Trillion Dollars in Perspect”

Kamala the Khameleon

So who is Kamala Harris, the woman who has risen to the top of the polls after the first Democratic presidential debate and why the sudden popularity?

The simple answer is that she is attractive and managed to knock the, up to that point, frontrunner Biden off his game by insinuating that he is a racist for his previous stand against bussing.  The media loved it and played the clip over, and over, and over.

Before the debate, few really knew who the junior senator from California was, except the small percentage of voters who follow politics.  After the debate, few still don’t know much about her — much less where she stands on the important issues — other than that well-worn news clip. Continue reading “Kamala the Khameleon”

A Warning about Freedom from the Founders

The nation can use a holiday, a holiday from the bickering that now characterizes our political debates in the halls of Congress or what passes as “news.”  Even our social media is awash in vitriol.

As we pause to enjoy time with family and friends, it is more important that ever to remember the events that led to the holiday:  the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  It’s also important to remember the bravery and sacrifice made by the men who willingly put their lives on the line to sign it and those who gave their lives to defend it.

The British had increasingly oppressed the colonists.  As the tensions grew, the crown sent a standing army to North America to strengthen its control.  Furthermore, it ruled Continue reading “A Warning about Freedom from the Founders”

The most Dangerous Uncle in America

Now that Joe Biden has officially entered the 2020 presidential race his poll numbers have continued to rise. While some have dismissed his early lead attributing it to nothing more than name recognition, this is wishful thinking by his Democratic opponents and many in the left-leaning media.

Let’s be clear about one thing: Most political races are nothing more than a beauty contest. The sad truth is that most voters can’t be bothered to study the issues, examine the backgrounds of the candidates, read their issue statements and, once the primaries are finished, read the party platforms. Sadly, most voters select their candidate the way a 7-year-old selects her Barbie doll – 2016 being a notable exception.

Joe Biden is a handsome older man. He wants you to think of him as “Uncle Joe,” your loving, dependable, sweet Uncle Joe. He is warm and cuddly, some say too cuddly. Nevertheless, he is viewed by most who know him, on both sides of the political aisle, as a “nice guy.”
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Why’d Hillary Lose? Blame Joseph Farah

Hillary Clinton made a lot of mistakes in her quest to become the first woman president of the United States, but her biggest mistake occurred well before she ever ran for public office.  It was back in 1995, when, as the chief strategist during her husband’s tenure in the White House, she grew frustrated that their many scandals where making their way into the press.

As first lady of Arkansas she managed to keep a lid on their misdeeds.  She was well versed in Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” and successfully demonized and silenced anyone who dared question their actions.

However, in 1995, things were getting out of hand.  Those of you old enough to have lived through the Clinton years may remember an unguarded moment when she lashed out at the “vast right-wing conspiracy” in a TV interview.   But she was far from done.  I can only imagine the hours she must have put into a 331-page report in which she vented her frustrations in a publication called the “Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce.”   It was released during the 1996 presidential campaign by the White House council’s office and the Democratic National Committee.   Continue reading “Why’d Hillary Lose? Blame Joseph Farah”