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DEFEAT THE DEMOCRAT, PROGRESSIVE LEFT

NY City Tammany Hall leader “Boss” Tweed, 1860’s-70’s

Although I’m more conservative than liberal, I always try to be even-handed in my writing, giving both sides of issues.  However, the Left has become so radical, and even criminal at times, that I thought one article that was not even-handed is in order and appropriate…just one.

1. Donald J. Trump was not a politician when he ran for President.  Over the years, he contributed millions to both Democrats and Republicans.  As President, he is not ideological but looks for policies and solutions that are practical.  Democrats, Mainstream Media, Hollywood, and Academia hate him so much that it looks like those groups have become unhinged and even deranged.  Large sums of money are spent by George Soros, Tom Steyer, Michael Bloomberg, and other Democrat Party benefactors to pay agitators, through far-left organizations, to be on call to be violent and counterprotest any group or issue the’re told to protest.

2. The media has become so dishonest that absolutely nothing it says about President Trump can be believed.  It is also guilty of “bias by omission” since it reports next to nothing that makes President Trump look good.

3. Democrat Party leaders refuse to debate issues but instead make “ad hominem” (personal) attacks against Republicans.  The reason for this is that their policies are really stupid to the extent that they cannot be successfully defended from arguments against them.

4. Democrat policy positions on everything, from Immigration to Healthcare to Tax  Cuts, are disingenuous and are geared solely to further the Democrat Party at the expense of the American public.

5. Far-left Democrats should commend President Obama because he really tried his very best to drastically weaken our military, economic system, and Healthcare in order to further his Socialist agenda and that of the Democrat Party (by having a large permanent poverty class dependent on the government for basic subsidence).  He also allowed a large number of illegal aliens into the U.S. since most will eventually vote Democrat, and he doubled the National debt (from $10 trillion to $20 trillion), coming close to bankrupting the country.

6. The Democrat Party and Barack Obama destroyed healthcare insurance for millions of Americans; only those receiving free medical insurance did well under Obamacare.

7. The far left shouts down conservative speakers on college campuses, as well as destroys property in its demonstrations, thus demonstrating it does not believe in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on freedom of speech.

8.  Many Democrat leaders, such as Eric Holder and Maxine Waters have actually advocated violence while the Main-Stream Media falsely accuse President Trump of instigating violence.

9. If the news media competently did its job and reported fairly on both sides of every issue despite its leftist views, much of the problems I mention above would go away.

10. Many Republican leaders are timid and cannot competently argue conservative policy positions though those positions are usually far better than liberal positions.  Were it not for Fox News, talk radio and President Trump, the Republican Party would be in terrible shape.  In other words, as stupid as most liberal positions are, the timidity of many Republican leaders really hurts the adoption of conservative policy positions.

When Democrat Party loyalists see what has happened to their party and punish it by not supporting it until it changes, the Party should then clean itself up and consequently become more competitive and win many more elections.

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UNDERSTANDING DEMOCRAT PROGRESSIVE POLITICS (audio interview w. David Horowitz)

David Horowitz (click on the blue play icon below and if the sound doesn’t begin, then click on the  loudspeaker icon alongside it to listen to my interview with him) is a prolific author, speaker and political activist. His latest book was the huge bestseller, Big Agenda.  It is a pithy book that explains what President Trump plans to do.  Mr. Horowitz currently is the director of “The Freedom Center” which he created in 1988.  He went to Columbia University as well as the University of California at Berkeley and was the editor of the Left’s leading magazine, “Ramparts.”  I believe Mr. Horowitz’ greatest asset is his insight into Leftist politics.

In my interview with him, he explains why he changed from being a revered and high-level, Leftist Socialist from 1956 to 1975 to a Conservative in the late 70’s, especially considering that his parents were members of The American Communist Party.  Mr. Horowitz tells his spell-binding and compelling story with names, dates, and places.  He tells what motivates the left and gives his views on Leftist positions.

In the interview, Mr. Horowitz explains:

  1. Why and what the left hates.
  2. The anti-war activists’ change in their protests against the Vietnam war once the draft was ended in 1974, why many left leaders of the 70’s (John Kerry) have ”blood on their hands,” and much more.
  3. How and why he knows that the Black Panthers killed his accountant, Betty.

If you want to learn more about Left politics, you should enjoy this interview.  Click on the blue “play” icon below and if the sound doesn’t begin, then click on the loudspeaker icon alongside it.

David Horowitz – Political Left Audio

Interview by Mike Russo

DEMOCRAT PARTY IS NOT LIBERAL, REPUBLICAN PARTY NOT CONSERVATIVE

INTRODUCTION

Everyone knows that the Democrat Party is the liberal (or Progressive) party and the Republican Party is the conservative party.  But is this true?  I don’t think so.  Here’s why:  the Democrat and Republican parties stake out positions on many issues, most of which are neither liberal nor conservative.  It is much more accurate to characterize their positions as being either Democrat or Republican positions rather than liberal or conservative.

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For example,  is the $20 trillion U.S. National Debt liberal or conservative? Of course, it’s neither!  How about Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid?  Once again, a safety net for the elderly and the poor is neither liberal or conservative.  I could continue on but I believe I made my point.  However, I can successfully argue that a strong military is favored by the Republican Party and a weak military is favored by the Democrat Party.  In addition, non-enforcement of our immigration laws is a tenet of the Democrat Party and strict enforcement by the Republican Party.  Once again, these are not liberal or conservative positions but are simply political party political preferences.  Another example, Sanctuary Cities are favored by the Democrat Party but are not by the Republican Party.  Another, man-made climate change is a Democrat idea, wheras the Sun-caused (Solar-Flares, Sun Spots, Weak Solar Cycles 25, 26) climate change is a Republican idea.  Abortion is supported by Democrats, anti-abortion by Republicans.  None of these positions have anything to do with liberalism or conservatism so why muddy the waters?  Call them what there are: positions taken by either the Democrat Party or the Republican Party.

CONCLUSION

I think the language that is thrown around against both liberals and conservatives is sloppy, irresponsible and misleading and it needs to stop because it confuses voters.  Voters need to know what each political party stands for with much more precision and clarity so that they know exactly what policies they are supporting.  Calling voters names is what some people do when they can’t make intelligent, logical, and cogent arguments to support their positions.  I can’t find much to suggest that the Democrat Party is Liberal or Progressive, and that the Republican Party is Conservative so let’s call political party positions Democrat positions or Republican positions and drop the liberal and conservative labels. They are misleading.

 

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