Bernie Continues to Bash the Rich

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Politics is the art of currying favor with voters to secure an election. More often than not it is currying favor to secure reelection.

How do politicians’, particularly leftists, best curry favor? They do so by means of give-aways – or at least the promise of give-aways. This is the modern leftist politicians’ job – to makes promises to give voters free stuff. And it’s why so many incumbent politicians get reelected.

Incumbents are already on the inside. A challenger is on the outside looking in. They can only make promises, while the incumbent can remind voters of the free stuff they are already getting – and if they want even more, they should reelect the incumbent. This puts the challenger at a decided disadvantage.

Democrats are masters of the art of the “promised” give-away. But for them and those who actually believe their rhetoric, it is not just about giving away stuff, but promising to take other peoples’ stuff by force of government and giving it to their voters.

The evil rich are their favorite target, and we saw this on display during the Cruz/Sanders tax debate the other night on CNN. All night it was Sanders vs. the rich, with an injection of reality and reason from Ted. read more

WND Exclusive – The Koch Brothers’ plan to rewrite the Constitution

Last week, the International Business Times wrote that the Koch brothers – yes the evil Koch brothers – “Want a New Constitution – And They’re Closer than You Think.” With a headline like this, there is little doubt of IBT’s intent.

The article regards one of my favorite topics, Article V, Convention of States. For a while now, leftist “news sites,” have been trying to scare their readers into opposing such a “radical” departure from the norm of centralized governmental authority – and largess.

Of course, they don’t describe the Convention of States in such a way. IBT, as does every other progressive outlet, must lie about the purpose of Article V and never mention the reasoning behind the article by the founders. read more

Google – The Democrat Search Engine

By: the Common Constitutionalist

On January 27, I Googled the following: “How much money will the democrats spend on the 2016 presidential election?” I’ll explain why in a moment. Actually, what came up will be explanation enough.

democrat-spending-donkey-cartEvilGoogleWhat came up had no resemblance to my inquiry. The number one ranked answer to my inquiry was: “Koch Brothers’ Budget of $889 Million for 2016 Is on Par With Both Parties’ Spending,” by The New York Times.

You see, I read an article in the UK Telegraph about the Koch Brothers and their plan to spend $1.4 million per day until election day, 2016, to see to it that the Republicans win the White House and retain control of both the House and Senate.

On the first page of Google search were 12 selections. Every one was about the evil Republican Koch Brothers. The New York Times, Washington Post, 2 Politico stories, Reuters, the Telegraph, the Dallas News, CBS News and MSNBC – all inhabited the front page, yet not a single answer to my request regarding the Democrats or Hillary.

All of them were decrying the fact that the devil twins – the Koch Brothers, were going to just buy the election.

The New York Times quotes Davis Axelrod, a former senior adviser to Obama, as saying “It’s no wonder the candidates show up when the Koch Brothers call. That’s exponentially more money than any party organization will spend. In many ways, they have superseded the party.” read more

A Big Harry Lie

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

For the past several weeks Senate majority leader “Dirty” Harry Reid has been trying to tell the “truth” about the Unaffordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

 

I say trying because Reid wouldn’t know the truth if he passed it on the street.

 

Of course we’ve now heard his truth telling on the Senate floor as he speechified to an empty hall proclaiming that, “despite all the good news, there’s plenty of horror stories being told, all are untrue, but they’re being told all over America.”

 

“The Koch brothers are spending hundreds of millions of dollars telling Americans that Obamacare is bad for them. It’s easy to do if you have no conscience and are willing to lie like they are, through the ads they’re promoting. But the Kochs should stick to what they know: the oil business… Where they’ve made their multi-billions of dollars,” Reid said.

 

Yes Harry, they should stick to the oil business and stay away from say, crooked land deals. You’ve pretty much cornered the market on that. read more

The Demise of a Leftist Icon

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

For the past few days the liberal press has been abuzz with the rumor that the Los Angeles Times is for sale.

Actually, it’s not just the times, but all eight of the Tribune papers. They include, not only the LA Times, the country’s fourth largest paper, but also the Chicago Tribune, the ninth largest, as well as the Baltimore Sun, the Hartford Courant, and the Orlando Sentinel.

The problem is the right-wing evildoers; the Koch brothers are rumored to be interested in the purchase.

All the papers combined are estimated to be worth about $623 million. That’s a drop in the bucket for the billionaire conservative brothers.

I guess the staff of the LA Times isn’t taking the news very well. They claim there hasn’t been propaganda reporting, and there aren’t topics that are off-limits to the staff. This according to Times reporters. (Stop laughing – it makes it harder to continue reading).

The Blue Texan wrote: “I just don’t see how this will work. California is an extremely reliable Democratic state, which hasn’t gone for a Republican presidential candidate since 1988, and L.A. is a liberal city… It makes sense that California’s largest newspaper, therefore, will reflect left of center politics.”

For, of course, there is no other kind of politics.

But I’m sure the left would hail the news if mega-billionaire Bill Gates decided to buy Fox news and turn it into the “Common Core” network. That would be okay.

Many outlets described the rumor as an invasion of liberal territory, as a takeover of a once eminent serious newspaper and would threaten the left. (I told you to stop laughing).

Another liberal reporter wrote that he couldn’t remember a case of the newsroom fretting that a corporate suitor might wreak havoc by pushing staff too far to the left. (Try to control yourself).

How would that be possible being the journalism schools are filled with leftists, both professors and students alike. They wouldn’t have been hired in the first place if they were already leftists.

Last week Steve Lopez of the LA Times took an informal poll of all staff members. He said: “raise your hand if you would quit if the paper was bought by Austin Beutner’s group.” No one raise their hands. (Beutner is a former Democratic mayoral candidate).

“Raise your hand if you would quit if the paper was bought by Rupert Murdoch.” A few people raise their hands.

“Raise your hand if you would quit if the paper was bought by the Koch brothers.” About half the staff raised their hands.

This past Tuesday LA City Councilman Bill Rosendahl introduced a motion to pull city pension money from the investment firms that own the LA Times if they sell the publication to buyers who do not support “professional and objective journalism.” (All right, I understand if you can’t control your laughter).

Councilman Denis Zine and Councilman and LA mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti also signed the motion.

Ah… big brother… Nothing like the threat of the government strong-arm. That’s the American way!

Yesterday Rush Limbaugh weighed in, with his usual sarcastic wit, to advise the Koch brothers. He said if the brothers were serious about the purchase, they should get promises, in writing that the liberal staff threatening to quit if they purchased the paper, actually would.

My guess is that this is just a rumor and won’t happen, but we can always hope and wouldn’t it be fun to watch the left meltdown over it.