Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood.”
– John Adams
Bernard Goldberg’s latest article closes with a frightening thought. Short version is that it does not matter how calculating, untrustworthy, dishonest, entitled, manipulative, overbearing, etc., etc., etc. Hillary Clinton may be. The reality is that many of the larger states, like California, Illinois, and New York, will vote for a rock or a puddle of slime mold if it has a “D” beside it on the ballot.
But that’s moot at this point. So Hillary won’t be a pushover. Quite the contrary. That’s partly because of the Democrats’ best friend in presidential elections — the Electoral College.
Democrats almost always win California, New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. That gets them pretty close to victory right off the bat.
So the GOP candidate doesn’t start out with a strong hand. And if ideologically pure conservatives sit home as they have when John McCain and Mitt Romney ran, if they refuse to vote because the candidate Republican primary voters picked isn’t “conservative enough,” then it won’t just be hard for a Republican to win. It will pretty much be impossible.
So regardless of how little Hillary might have accomplished. Regardless of the fact that she is only where she is because she married (and clung) to Bill Clinton. Regardless of the fact that she has been a Washington insider for the past 30+ years. Regardless of the fact that the only thing she really appears to have going for her is the symbolism of being the first woman President, there is a very real possibility that block voting mentalities in certain states could still make her the next President.
The unbridled arrogance of Obamacare architect, Jonathan Gruber, clearly knows no bounds.
If you dare to express concerns about the “Affordable Care Act,” you are nothing more than a small, noisy child in Gruber’s mind. His words indicate a seething contempt for you and your perceived inability to comprehend the nuanced import of the legislation, or to express an intelligent argument against it.
It doesn’t matter what your abilities, education, experience, or background might be. Even “a former senior policy adviser in the White House” can be quickly dismissed as an “adolescent” by this towering intellect, who has been made wealthy by the very tax dollars to which you juveniles so desperately (and ignorantly) cling.
You won’t hear these arguments from the mainstream media, so you should listen to President Obama as he becomes his own best critic on the issue of whether or not he should unilaterally move to grant amnesty for illegal aliens in the U.S.
“I am not a dictator, I’m the President.”
The fundamental article of my political creed is that despotism, or unlimited sovereignty, or absolute power, is the same in a majority of a popular assembly, an aristocratic council, an oligarchical junto, and a single emperor.
– John Adams, Letter to Thomas Jefferson [November 13, 1815]
Brent Bozell asks a simple, but very pertinent question. That is, “at what point will the news media decide that that the IRS scandal is news?” How much more obvious does it need to get that something is rotten in the state of DC before the media takes part?
Cover up of a cover up is absolutely accurate because the media spent dozens of hours of nightly news covering the Bush TX ANG story. However, they are so thoroughly in the tank for the Obama administration that they can’t even be bothered to cover their own polls when those polls show a strong majority of Americans find fault with the President’s foreign policy.
CNN anchors are now openly and laughingly admitting the media “are the biggest ones promoting (Hillary Clinton’s political) campaign so far.”
It’s time to stick a fork in American “journalism,” it’s done.
Hillary was out stumping for her 2016 Presidential run and burnishing her anti-2nd Amendment cred last night. In a CNN town hall she advocated for reinstating the “assault weapons” ban and attacked firearms owners, arguing that they “terrorize the majority” of Americans.
Asked by an audience member whether an assault weapons ban and magazine capacity limit would affect gun violence in the United States, Clinton answered, “We cannot let a minority of people, and that’s what it is, it is a minority, of people hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.”
In other words, Clinton equated gun owners and gun rights advocates with terrorists. …
But the most galling aspect of Clinton’s response is her flippant dismissal of a substantial section of the population, and her flagrant disregard for Constitutional liberties. According to her, supporting the right to bear arms and protecting that right by being vocal about our liberties is terrorism
Jake Tapper picked up on the same thing in a recent Tweet.
Referring to gun restriction bills not becoming law, @HillaryClinton in town hall refers to minority that "terrorizes" the majority
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 17, 2014
Though written constitutions may be violated in moments of passion or delusion, yet they furnish a text to which those who are watchful may again rally and recall the people. They fix, too, for the people the principles of their political creed.
– Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Joseph Priestley 
Seriously people, I am wondering how much worse it has to get before we can plainly state that the Obama administration–with its Keynesian sycophants, heavy-handed regulation, anti-energy, tax-and-spend policies–has completely botched the job?
The U.S. economy may have contracted more than previously thought during the first three months of 2014, private economists said Wednesday based on new health care-sector data from the government.
Some analysts said economic output may have contracted at a 2% pace in the first quarter. That would be its worst performance since the recession. …
J.P. Morgan Chase economist Daniel Silver and Pierpont Securities economist Stephen Stanley both cautioned that it’s not clear exactly how the Commerce Department will adjust GDP to account for the new health-care services data.
But they and other analysts downgraded their estimates for the first quarter based on the new survey, as well as other recently released data. Mr. Silver predicted GDP declined at a 1.6% pace in the first three months of the year. Mr. Stanley predicted contraction at a 2% pace. Macroeconomic Advisers also estimated GDP shrank at a 2% pace.
“There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.” –John Adams, Notes for an oration at Braintree, 1772
In the general distribution of powers, we find that of declaring war expressly vested in the Congress, where every other legislative power is declared to be vested, and without any other qualification than what is common to every other legislative act. The constitutional idea of this power would seem then clearly to be, that it is of a legislative and not an executive nature.
– James Madison, Helvidius No. 1 [August 24, 1793]
“Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories.”
–Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XIV, 1781
“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel.”
–Patrick Henry (1778)
What … can the government do to help the poor? The only answer is the libertarian answer: Get out of the way.
“It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.”
–Thomas Jefferson, letter to Richard M. Johnson, 1808