Needed: A Marxist-Style Analysis to Understand and Combat the Extreme Left’s Hegemony
Good God – yes, it’s true – Marxist Obama shamelessly invoked Reagan this morning, suggesting Ronaldus Magnus would support his nonsensical, election year Buffett *Ruse:
“If it will help convince folks in Congress to make the right choice, we could call it the Reagan rule instead of the Buffett rule,” Obama said in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
“I’m not the first president to call for this idea that everyone has to do their fair share,” he said, quoting one speech in which Reagan said it was “crazy” for the rich to be able to use loopholes to get out of paying taxes. “He thought that in America the wealthiest should pay their fair share and he said so.”
In case you’re confused about the Buffet Rule, let Sean Hackbarth of the Free Enterprise Blog set you straight: Buffett Rule is a Tax on Job Creation:
It isn’t part of a comprehensive plan to reduce the deficit, it has nothing to do with helping the millions of unemployed Americans find a job, Deborah Solomon of the Bloomberg View editorial board writes that the rule is “a distraction that further mucks up an already complicated tax code,” and the Christian Science Moniter warns that the big White House push could backfire on Democrats.
So what is this really about?
Bloomberg tells us it’s about the White House targeting 400 people, since most high-income earners already pay a higher tax rate than middle and low-income earners without the Buffett Rule. It’s class warfare.
More along these lines via Washington Free Beacon video: Steve Hayes Rips Buffett Rule - He also ripped reporters for “not doing their jobs” by “putting this into perspective.”
And Rick Santelli weighs in: BEASTMODE: Santelli Slams Obama Debtbomb.
The Buffet Rule is a cynical election year class warfare ploy. The White House already admitted it would only raise about $5 billion dollars in revenue per year while at the same time the Obama budget is spending trillions. The government needs to either drastically cut spending, or drastically hike taxes on the middle class if it wants to make a real difference in reducing the debt. Guess which one Obama would choose in his second term?
Ronald Reagan called for sweeping reforms and simplification of the American tax code – primarily drastic reductions both in tax loopholes and tax rates, and he took the highest tax bracket of 50% and lowered it to 28% . Reagan wasn’t messing around.
James Pethokoukis of The American Enterprise Blog: Here are some real ‘Reagan Rules’ for Obama:
Apparently President Obama is joking that he’s willing to change the name of the Buffett Rule to the Reagan Rule if that’s what it takes to get it through Congress. But there are already so many Reagan rules — and Obama is following none of them. Here are few Reagan Rules the president would be wise to follow:
1. Blame government, not business.
2. Cut taxes and make the safety net more efficient.
3. Get government under control.
4. Obey the U.S. Constitution.
5. Don’t forget to cut taxes.
6. Don’t hate fossil fuels.
Read at all at the link. Reagan would have loathed Obama’s cheap and pathetic class warfare politics.
Bob Owens PJ Media: Why I Called George Zimmerman a Murderer, and Why I Was Wrong:
How naive that post now seems. The narrative created by the media at that time was one of an innocent life taken for no reason at all, by a much older, heavier, and racist man itching for a confrontation.
That was before we found out there was only one gunshot and no coup de grâce. That was before we found out that George Zimmerman had not deluged the local police with 46 paranoid 911 calls in one year, but 46 calls over a period of eight years, which isn’t unreasonable for a community watch volunteer. The media had either lied about how often he called, or purposefully compressed the timeline.
That was before we learned that Zimmerman didn’t know Martin’s race when he made the call, and that race didn’t play a roll in any of the 911 calls the local police had on file.
That was before we discovered that George Zimmerman wasn’t the 240-plus pound bruiser in the five-year-old picture the media used as much as possible, but was listed at a much smaller 170 pounds by none other than the New York Times. That’s a nominal 20 pounds heavier than a teen that stood four inches over him.
That was before we found out that two eyewitnesses placed Martin on top of Zimmerman as the aggressor, and that at least one of them claims it was Zimmerman crying for help.
That was before ABC News attempted to claim police surveillance video disproved Zimmerman’s claim of being injured in what may have been a purposeful deception. The very same news organization was forced to later admit the presence of two lacerations on the back of George Zimmerman’s skull consistent with his claim of self-defense. In the end, details of the beating Zimmerman suffered at Trayvon Martin’s hands were only given a brief mention in the local news.
That was before NBC News was forced to fire a senior producer for selectively editing audio of Zimmerman’s 911 call in a deliberate effort to make him sound racist.
And of course, almost no one knows that on the night he took Trayvon Martin’s life, George Zimmerman willingly consented to take a voice stress analyzer test, a kind of lie detector test used by the Sanford police. He passed it.
The narrative has changed in the wake of new details, eyewitnesses, and embarrassing retreats. The actual story may in fact have been a textbook example of the proper use of deadly force.
Peter Ferrara, The American Spectator: Why Obama Hates Paul Ryan:
Barack Obama’s address on April 3 at the Associated Press luncheon in Washington D.C. demonstrated why our politics and our country today are seriously dysfunctional, and only the American people can fix it at the ballot box. Find the transcript online and print it out as I did.
I will show below why it reveals that the President, in fact, does not understand the major issues facing the country, indeed, he actually can’t even discuss them intelligently. Moreover, he is hopelessly, abusively dishonest about what he does understand. Thirdly, what he is demanding as policy is irreconcilable left-wing extremism.
Fourthly, what the speech shows is that Barack Obama is very angry. He is angry because he has been completely shown up by Paul Ryan, who stepped up in his budget and provided the leadership that Obama promised America in 2008, and America so badly needs, but that Obama has not only failed to deliver, but refused to deliver. In fact, he has delivered just the opposite. What the speech says to me is that Obama has internal polls showing him getting creamed in public opinion by Paul Ryan. Republicans may have those same internal polls, explaining the surge of interest in Ryan for VP.
What Ryan did most of all that has Obama actually feeling embarrassed if not humiliated is propose in his budget both pro-growth tax reform with bipartisan support, and fundamental entitlement reform that enjoys bipartisan support as well.
DaTechGuy: Why the MSM hates new media: Alabama edition:
We think about the the NBC’s and the New York Times as spinning an agenda, we rail about the Jon Stewarts and Stephen Colberts and the false narratives, but in truth to most of the country the NYT is a paper they will never read in their lives and Stewart and Colbert are so insignificant that a 53-year-old move that’s been available on video for decades not only beat them 3-1 in the rating last week but took them in the 18-49 year old demographic.
But for every NYT there are dozens of Birmingham News’ uninterested in violence by Biker Gangs if they are of the wrong color. For every Jon Stewart there are countless Worcester Telegrams who find threats of violence and arson trivial if directed at pro-life centers and for every CNN there is a slew of Torrance Daily Breezes who don’t find the actions or pronouncements of major party congressional candidates worth their time.
During his talk in Lexington Mass. last year Andrew Breitbart urged those in attendance to carry a camera and report and even if it was no more than a Kindergarten teacher pushing an agenda to send him the story and he would make it national. If you are a blogger willing to report on those local stories and promote them up the blog ecosystem you have the power to make a difference. Breitbart understood this and so does every member of the MSM with an agenda who dismisses bloggers and tweeters.
That more than anything else is why they hate you and fear you.
Update: Related thoughts on media hatred and containment from Ed Driscoll and J. Christian Adams
LifeNews: Catholic Cardinal: A Sin to Cooperate With Obama Mandate:
A leading Catholic cardinal at the Vatican has essentially said that complying the with Obama birth control mandate would have Catholics and Catholic organizations participating in sin.
The mandate compels religious employers to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions in health coverage for their employees and a revised mandate will compel them to refer employees for free coverage from their health insurance plans, which will eventually have the payment mandate.
Would the Cardinal also tell the people that voting for pro abort Dems is also sinful, please?
Fox Nation: ‘The Real Obama’: Radical Inner Circle:
SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS HOST: Now, you are who your friends are, right? If we apply that saying to the president, well, we should all be very scared because the list of his friends and those serving in his administration with questionable pasts and beliefs runs very deep.
Tonight, we continue to vet the president. We look at Harold Koh, the top legal advisor at the State Department. Now he espouses some of the most controversial and downright dangerous positions of anybody in Obama’s inner circle.
In 2004, he compared the U.S. under President Bush to the likes of Iraq and North Korea saying, quote, “Several nations who’s disobedience with international law has attracted global attention after September 11 most prominently North Korea, Iraq and our very own country, the United States of America. For shorthand purposes, I will call these three countries the axis of disobedience.”
Maggie’s Notebook: DHS: Millions of Rounds of Ammo – Replacing Bean Bags With Bullets on the Border? BulletProof CheckPoint Booths – for what?:
This story doesn’t go away and no explanation is surfacing. Maybe the Department of Homeland Security routinely buys 450 millions rounds of .40 caliber high performance HST bullets to arm law enforcement around the country, over a 5 year period. Anyone know how and how often we make large purchases (seemingly large) of bullets designed to plow through about anything and do the maximum damage by ravaging whatever it enters? The last I heard, our Border Patrol is armed with bean bags. Murdered Agent Brian Terry had only a bean bag gun to defend himself against the wrong end of an AK-47, furnished to a member of a Mexican cartel member by the U.S. Department of Justice.
I’ve been wanting to write this post - Michelle Malkin: Don’t do business with progressive appeasers:
Let’s stipulate: Activists on the left are free to exercise their rights of speech and assembly to boycott businesses whose politics they oppose. Conversely, activists on the right are free to exercise the power of their pocketbooks and refrain from supporting businesses that shun their values.
So, what are you waiting for, conservatives? There are coordinated shakedowns taking place right now that involve some of America’s most prominent companies who’ve chosen to surrender to progressive bullying and race-card opportunism. Silence is complicity.
On Tuesday, McDonald’s told liberal magazine Mother Jones that the company had “decided to cut ties with ALEC, the corporate-backed group that drafts pro-free-market legislation for state lawmakers around the country.”
The fast-food conglomerate follows in the feckless footsteps of Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Intuit (maker of Quick and Quicken Books software) and Kraft Foods — which have all withdrawn support for ALEC after drum-banging from Color of Change.
I can live without all of those brands but one – Going without Coke is going to HURT.
But she’s right. It’s the right thing to do.
Breaking News?-–Political Wire: West Says Nearly Half of House Democrats are Communists
The biggest culprit in Teh War on Wimmins turns out to be….(drumroll please): Obama White House pays women less than men, records show:
Female employees in the Obama White House make considerably less than their male colleagues, records show.
According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000).
*Not a typo.
Linked by Michelle Malkin, thanks!