I was watching a rebroadcast of Sean Hannity’s show this morning and he had footage of the contraception spokestwit on – Sandra Fluke – giving her Denver Obama intro and she said something to the effect that “we have to preserve a woman’s right to choose” and then proceeded to explain that the way to do that was for other people to pay for her birth control.
The Soptic “Romney killed my wife” ad was a similar situation. Somebody else is responsible for my wife’s death because we didn’t have insurance funded by someone else, so it is Romney’s fault…7 years after he left Bain.
You are guaranteed a “right” to healthcare – but we have to make others pay for it.
The Catholic Church must abridge their teaching on contraception so that others can get it for free.
Religion is the opiate of the masses.
Ever stop to notice how protecting someone’s “right to choose” really means that you have to give up that same right? Don’t believe in contraception or abortion? Against same sex marriage on religious grounds and even vote against it? Tough shit and bend over – you are getting it anyway, you bitter clinging homophobic bigots.
Soak the rich. They aren’t paying their fair share – except for the fact that they are paying most of the income taxes already. They are evil and unpatriotic because they only pay the taxes mandated by law and take every legal exemption and deduction in order reduce their tax liability…and they are somehow more evil if they inherited their money. Oh, and by the way, we “progressives” created this tax system and all of its “carve outs” for groups that we declare worthy…or at least politically expedient – damn you people for using them. Don’t worry, we are going to demagogue you anyway whether you do or don’t (because we don’t really mean for it to be “fair”, we just want your money).
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
47% of Americans pay no income tax. The top 10% pay 70.5%…and yet the rich “don’t pay their fair share”?
“…and I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”
In all fairness, the full quote does indicate that in this specific part of the infamous exchange, Obama was opining about more people being able to hire Joe the Plumber – but to cut this out of the overall context of the conversation changes the meaning as well. The media hopped all over the McCain campaign in 2008 for allegedly doing this while ignoring the the overriding theme, the “meta” understanding as they like to call it, was that this situational prosperity would be created solely through tax policy – by government taxing some people more and other’s less (or the same). The reality is that shifting liability is redistribution just as much as handing someone a check.
“I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money…”
Remember the idiotic “Life of Julia“? Julia only made it because there were things that were provided to her by others – funded by taxpayers.
Government employees continue to spend and waste funds, our leadership, families and cronies take lavish vacations, wears $6,800 sweaters and $500 sneakers, plays 104 rounds of golf and attends the most campaign events of any president – ever – while 53% of the rank and file of America pay for it all (actually 10% of taxpayers pay for most of it). This reminds me of the old USSR where the Communist Party leadership all had private dachas on the shores of the Black Sea while the workers stood in line for hours for a loaf of bread (and hoped that the store shelves weren’t empty when they got inside).
The EPA stops you from building on our own land and the President regulates via executive order, restricting what you can do with your own property.
The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.
Bitter clingers. Rednecks. Racists. Bigots. Ignorant. Your Democrat leadership loves you. These are things that are being said about you.
If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
Communism deprives no man of the ability to appropriate the fruits of his labour. The only thing it deprives him of is the ability to enslave others by means of such appropriations.
Have you noticed that every new “right” that the Democrats pretend to secure for America requires that the rights of someone else be compromised? Have you noticed how much of the “progressive” agenda is built on taking something away from somebody who has it so they can redistribute it to someone else?
From each according to his ability to each according to his need.
It is always about carving up the pie in a different way, never about making the pie larger.
It’s Marxism…all those highlighted quotes in this post are from Comrade Karl. They dovetail quite nicely with Obama’s positions, don’t they?
Reduced to the lowest common denominator, this is the central theme running through all these messages from the Democrats.
They might as well own it and just use the true campaign theme:
Marxism is alive and well.
The economy of Marx’s time was predominantly agrarian. Marx argued that the advances in industrialization through mechanization was the destructive force to the worker. In essence, Marx argued against progress because it “robbed” the worker of the value of his physical labor. Marx would have freaked out over the internet and “knowledge work”.
Capitalist production, therefore, develops technology, and the combining together of various processes into a social whole, only by sapping the original sources of all wealth — the soil and the labourer.
Notice the commonality of this anti-progress/anti-development/anti-energy theme to the contemporary environmental movement, climate “science” and the restrictions via the EPA.
The left will deny that this socialist or Marxist – and there is truth in that there is no traditional definition for where we are in a comprehensive sense – but it is Marxism in effect if not in definition. It is a combination of all, mostly outdated, definitions of socialism/Marxism/communism but is undeniably a form of statism-collectivism where the the term “deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed” means nothing.
There are no hammers and sickles this time – they are wearing suits, working in a government job as a member of a public sector union and carrying a Sierra Club membership card.