According to this video:
Interesting rewriting of history to say the least.
New Zeal:Communists Understand They Are in a War for America – So Should You!
Communist Party USA leader Sam Webb lays out the consequences of the escalating “civil war” for American public opinion, in today’s Peoples World.
This is a moment of heightened class and democratic struggle. The signs are everywhere – not least in states in the nation’s heartland. It isn’t a time for the fainthearted.
The Republican right is squeezing labor and other sectors of the people’s movement at the federal, state and local level. Nothing like it has occurred in the post-World-War-II period. And we haven’t seen the worst of it.
Public workers are at the center of this attack to be sure, but it also reaches beyond them to the entire working class and people.
While right-wing Republicans are doing the dirty work, not far behind, pulling the strings where necessary, are major sections of the capitalist class.
The .. aim – and this is what makes this crisis response from the top layers of capital different – is to strategically undermine labor’s power in the political arena, much like it has done to labor in the field of collective bargaining.
If successful, it would leave the organized section of the working class, the main social force combating right-wing extremism, a badly weakened actor in U.S. politics and society.
Right wing extremists would be those who believe in God, traditional values, limited government, and free markets.
Sorry Chuckie. Most Americans ain’t buying the spin.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 45% say it would be more accurate to describe the agenda of Republicans in Congress as mainstream, up five points from last month. Thirty-eight percent (38%) say it’s more accurate to describe that agenda as extreme, while 17% more are undecided.
But half of voters (50%) say the Democratic agenda in Congress is extreme, while 37% see it as mainstream, also up five points from a month ago. Another 14% are not sure.
Yes, Nice Deb is still distressed that 37-38% of Americans are as confused as they are – it’s not good for the Republic. But I do get a kick out of the fact that despite the Dem Socialists’ best “messaging” efforts, more Americans think they are the extreme ones.
Which, of course, is what they are.
Hat tip: Weasel Zippers
Linked by Michelle Malkin, and Datechguy’s Blog thanks.
National Review’s Robert Costa traveled to Wisconsin to cover the final hours of the Supreme Court race. He caught up with Justice Prosser in Green Lake, where local Republicans gathered in a small hotel ballroom, Sunday afternoon for their annual Lincoln Day dinner.
Here’s Costa’s video of Prosser’s rousing speech, urging conservatives to support him on Tuesday, and calling the ugly turn the race has taken, “one of the most scurrilous, shameful, malicious, political campaigns in the entire history of this state.” :
“Seven weeks ago, this looked like a very sleepy campaign,” Prosser said. “This race is now the most significant judicial race in the country. It is full of symbolism.”
“What is capturing national attention is the fact that one candidate is trying to ride a wave to the Wisconsin supreme court on behalf of resentment against another political figure, and resentment against a piece of legislation that is likely to come before the court,” he continued. “This is the wrong way to determine who should serve on the supreme court for the next ten years.”
Justice Prosser will be a guest on the Greta Van Susteren Show, tonight.
Hat tip: Charles B.
While Obama’s “Pay Czar” targets the executive compensation of private sector entities, the government entities like the “too big, AND failed”, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac execs are allowed their lavish bonuses and compensation:
Last Monday, the President gave a 28-minute speech on his decision to engage in military action in Libya. He cited preventing mass slaughter as a reason for engaging in humanitarian aid through military operations.
CNN tried to fashion an “Obama Doctrine” out of it:
The gist: The U.S. can intervene in conflicts overseas “when our safety is not directly threatened, but our interests and values are,” he said. Case in point: The potential slaughter of Libyans rebelling against Col. Moammar Gadhafi.
I think our values were threatened when 1000 people were massacred in the Ivory Coast:
When the pop of machine guns began on the morning of March 3, Moussa N’Diaye, a car washer in Ivory Coast’s main city of Abidjan, hurriedly pulled down the shutters on his roadside shop. He climbed atop a nearby wall and watched the unfolding scene with horror. “I wanted to get down from the wall, but I was just in shock,” he says, speaking in hushed tones. “An armored car approached, and from somewhere the noise of guns was still going on. Bodies fell.”
After a third week of running gun battles in Abidjan, the former pearl of West Africa looks to be sliding irretrievably toward a repeat of the 2002 civil war that divided the country into a government-controlled south and rebel-held north. On March 3, in the opposition stronghold Abobo district, a protest by several hundred women against President Laurent Gbagbo turned into a bloodbath when the army opened fire, mowing down the protesters and killing at least six women. “The armored car didn’t stop for the dead bodies,” says N’Diaye. “Some people had to run to pull them out of the way.”
The humanitarian crisis in the Ivory Coast, right now, is worse than Libya’s. Will we soon be engaging in humanitarian aid through military operations to prevent more bloodshed?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Hat tip: Charles B.