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Sharp left turn ahead…
December 5, 08, 11:51 am
Filed under: America, barack obama, Canada, liberalism, liberals, obama, politics, socialism

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The Boy Wonder’s recent presidential victory is not the sign of a sudden shift in American thought… it’s the result of decades of careful planning and manipulation by the left through the  media, unions and our public education system. Judi McLeod, editor of the Canada Free Press, has penned a hum-dinger of an article detailing the rise of Socialism in the U.S. and Canada. Here’s an excerpt:

History is being rewritten before our very eyes by the Socialists of two nations.

Long after we’re all gone, what has happened in a short time-span before Christmas 2008 will surely give pause to the historians.

In more temperate times, the historians would be forgiven for mistaking the latest James Bond film Quantum of Solace detailing the work of a moviedom George Soros and Maurice Strong as art imitating real life.

But only in the movies and not in real life do dramatic things happen overnight.

In reality, what has happened here and in the United States was long in the making.

Gradually over time, we elected politicians who cared not for the ecosystem of country Constitutions in comparison to their power lust. Somehow we didn’t seem to notice when government no longer worked for us, but us for them.

The average person was kept too busy coming up with the rent or the mortgage, too busy wondering why their children were learning not reading, writing and arithmetic, but how to become effective global citizens.

Politicians elected each term, by and large, got worse and worse until we reached a stage where they came not with altruism and leadership guiding their moral compass, but with teams of lawyers who could trash constitutions no matter how noble or time-honoured.

Along the way, we one day reached the level where civic politicians got to be very high handed. Instead of us being able to tell them to return from federal and international issues to take out the garbage, they told us to take out the garbage, and to put it in an increasing assembly of recycling bins.

The only real “change” politicians made manifest is the one where they no longer choose to hide their true intentions. The rats in the farmers’ barns no longer dive for cover in the loft when the farmer comes in.

They stand there boldly ready to attack the farmer and anyone else who questions their self-imposed authority.

She’s exactly right. Who before Barack Obama could have gotten away with proudly trumpeting his desire to redistribute wealth? He’s cocky about it because he can be. The barriers that used to stand in the way are now broken or at least weakened to the point where he no longer feels the need to pretend.

Full article below:

The shifting North American Unionized Map

Cartoon: Conservative Punk


In his own radical words

Lest there be any remaining doubt as to what really goes on in the mind of Barack Obama, we now have audio from a Chicago Public Radio interview with the Comrade himself back in 2001. This man is actually quite scary… and as you’ll hear, the idea of wealth redistribution is much more than just a “distraction” for him. It’s a core belief that drives everything he does. In fact, the only distraction from his standpoint seems to be the Constitution itself.

Here’s the audio:

[Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iivL4c_3pck]

Stay with me folks because we have a little more audio to go through if you can stomach it. Listen to this next clip as Barack describes what he sees as a “fundamental flaw” in the thinking of our Founding Fathers as they framed our Constitution. And keep in mind as you hear him speak that we are very likely to have this man in the Oval Office soon with a Democratic congress at his disposal. And the ability to appoint Supreme Court Justices.

[YouTube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11OhmY1obS4]

With all his talk of change, Obama’s ideas are not new at all… they are at least 150 years old and incidentally, did not originate in America. Consider the following quote:

The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.

Sound familiar? It’s the opening line to the first chapter of Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto. For decades we have had a major political party that has built an entire platform around these “class struggles”… separating Americans into classes and then pitting one class against the other. Soon this party may very well have a rubber stamp to get whatever they want… unimpeded.

Change is indeed coming, folks…



Say it ain’t socialism, Joe

Just when we were convinced that the entire media was in the tank for Barack Obama, a truly magical moment occurs. Reporter Barbara West at Orlando TV station WFTV interviewed VP candidate Joe Biden this past Thursday. As most of us know, interviews with local small-time media outlets are usually a cakewalk for Democratic candidates. Five minutes of softball questions from a gushing anchor-babe (or anchor-dude) is usually par for the course.

Not this time.  A tenacious West went straight for the jugular… and in a couple of instances even managed to remove the condescending smile from Biden’s face.  Before proceeding further let’s watch the YouTube clip:

Pwned! The Karl Marx question in particular was absolute perfection, folks. A true work of art.  It was the zinger I’ve always wanted to hear posed to a Democrat candidate  — and never thought I’d hear in this lifetime.  

West not only references Marxism here, but she actually recites the very quote from the founder himself that was to become the cornerstone of socialist philosophy — “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” In the process she makes it blatantly obvious to anyone with ears that this is also the cornerstone of the Democratic platform. That was pure gutsy brilliance.

Biden’s annoyed response said it all: “Are you joking?… Is that a real question?” In other words: “Why the hell are you ASKING me a real question? Is this not local TV news?  Do you not know your place?  Who are YOU, little Ms. small-time anchorette, to be asking ME the one question that not even the BIG media dares to ask?  Amateur.”

Of course, we can expect the MSM and lib pundits to start digging into West’s background in coming days if they haven’t done so already. They don’t take kindly to folks who threaten to hurt the Chosen One’s chances.  Sarah Palin and Joe Wurzelbacher will be the first to tell you…

But make no mistake, this was an Atlas Shrugged kind of moment. I could almost picture John Galt lurking somewhere in the shadows at WFTV. Barbara West deserves a raise and promotion for that one. At the very least I see an anchor job at Fox News network in her future. As with Joe the Plumber, the veil was lifted… if only for an instant. Wonderful to behold.



Ya betcha it’s socialism

After several frustrating years of watching a timid GOP walk on eggshells when it came to the time-honored Democrat practice of wealth re-distribution, it appears that they are finally starting to call it what it is. First John McCain, and now Sarah Palin (who ROCKED on SNL this weekend, BTW) is starting to use the dreaded “S” word when referring to Obama’s tax plan. And to think it took an aspiring plumber to get the ball rolling:

At an airport rally in Roswell, N.M. on Sunday afternoon, the Republican vice presidential nominee once again invoked Joe Wurzelbacher, now widely known as “Joe the Plumber,” pushing Wurzelbacher’s contention that Obama’s tax plan sounded like socialism – a point also invoked by Sen. John McCain on Sunday.

“Senator Obama said he wants to quote ‘spread the wealth.’ What that means is he wants government to take your money and dole it out however a politician sees fit,” Palin said, drawing boos from the crowd of several thousand.

“But Joe the Plumber and Ed the Dairy Man, I believe that they think that it sounds more like socialism,” Palin added, referring to both Wurzelbacher and a man holding a sign reading “Ed the Dairy Man” in the crowd. “Friends, now is no time to experiment with socialism. To me, our opponent plans sounds more like big government, which is the problem. Bigger government is not the solution.”

Keep it up guys. Wear the word out even. And when Obama and liberal pundits start whining that you are using the term too much, use it even more. Because in this matter the Boy Wonder and his Dem pals have no defense. Taking money from a higher income bracket and giving it to a lower one (better known as “spreading the wealth around”) IS socialism.  Always has been. Always will be. No nuances. No grey areas. Thank you Joe, for having the guts to point that out — and right to Barry’s face no less. And kudos to John McCain for having the sense to take that ball and run with it (I imagine it took very little prodding to convince Sarah).

After years of eluding us like the freakin’ yeti, are we finally starting to see something resembling a conservative platform in the GOP?  I’ll tell you this much, if McCain had been doing this kind of stuff all along we would see a much different story in the polling data. The center is Obama’s game, and he’s much better at it than McCain (better at sounding like he’s a centrist I mean). If Johnny wants us to fight with him he needs to move further to the right and use his VP candidate to her fullest capacity. We only fight when we have a clearly defined enemy. Socialism fits the bill quite nicely, dontcha think? Ya betcha.