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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Media wants Democrats to hide their socialism



In the wake of the Democrat cattle call (aka "debates) this week, the New York Times ran two columns on Friday that called for Democrats to tone it down on their communism.
Granted these columns were by token Republicans but the message was clear.

David Brooks wrote, "I could never in a million years vote for Donald Trump. So my question to Democrats is: Will there be a candidate I can vote for?

"According to a recent Gallup poll, 35 percent of Americans call themselves conservative, 35 percent call themselves moderate and 26 percent call themselves liberal. The candidates at the debates this week fall mostly within the 26 percent. The party seems to think it can win without any of the 35 percent of us in the moderate camp, the ones who actually delivered the 2018 midterm win."

Brooks objected not because he disagrees with the communists. Indeed, in his very next paragraph, he wrote, "The progressive narrative is dominating in part because progressives these days have a direct and forceful story to tell and no interest in compromising it. It’s dominating because no moderate wants to bear the brunt of progressive fury by opposing it."

His complaint is not that he disagrees with the communist policy but that you cannot win with it.

He wrote, "The debates illustrate the dilemma for moderate Democrats. If they take on progressives they get squashed by the passionate intensity of the left. If they don’t, the party moves so far left that it can’t win in the fall."

Fake Conservative Ramesh Ponnuru made the same point in the Times, writing, "the relatively moderate Democrats are hesitant to draw a contrast between their views and ones farther left. Their silence poses a risk — actually, two risks. The lesser one is that committed progressives will nonetheless realize that the candidates are not actually embracing all of their causes. The greater one is that middle-of-the-road voters will be left with the impression that the candidates don’t share their concerns. Democrats are prepared to take that second risk because Mr. Trump seems unacceptable to most voters and demographic trends favor their party. There is abundant evidence for both points.

"Of course, that was also true in 2016."

Again, the argument is not that communism is full of bad ideas that led to starvation and other deaths of at least 100 million people in the 20th century in Russia and Red China.

The argument is gee, President Trump will win if Democrats are open and honest about their true beliefs.

Another Fake Conservative, Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post offered the same argument on MSNBC. Son of a gun. What a coincidence. The Times and the Post are relying on their "conservatives" to rein in Democrats. Evidently the lefty columnists are afraid of being ostracized by their fellow travelers.

Rubin said openly promoting Medicare For All is bad.

She said, "Listen, I think this is a terrible mistake for Democrats....for the minimal benefit you get in reassuring the left in the Democratic Party, you risk alienating a whole segment of America."

Again, a person who bills herself as conservative is not against the idea; she objects because publicly supporting it would help President Trump.

She said, "And worse, playing into this socialism theme that Donald Trump has come up with. I don’t agree with this notion that whatever you say, he’s gonna say socialist. There’s sometimes when you lead with your chin and you give him an opening. And I fear for the Democrats that this may be one of them."

Brooks, Ponnuru and Rubin should save their breath and pixels. Telling Democrats to tone down their embrace of communism is like telling Elton John to get back in the closet.

23 comments:

  1. Obviously Brooks and Ponnuru got the same talking points memo and like the house trained "moderates" they are they did as told.

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    1. Yes: as the "JournoList" was, for politics. That is back now. For pushing the climate hoax too! See Kip Hansen's article https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/06/22/a-national-narrative-for-media-on-climate-change/ " ... Journalists around the world are being contacted by email by CJR (Columbia Journalism Review) with a message that includes this appeal : “Our ask of you is simple: commit to a week of focused climate coverage this September. We are organizing news outlets across the US and abroad—online and print, TV and audio, large and small—to run seven days of climate stories from September 16 through the climate summit UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres hosts in New York September 23. The stories you run are up to you, though we can offer ideas and background information and connect outlets looking for content with content providers looking for outlets. ... If this all sounds like a Climate Pragmatists Worst Nightmare, then you are starting to understand correctly. The CJR/Nation/Guardian cabal is working on a “handbook” to help news organizations “get the story right”. In other words, they are writing the Climate Journalism Narrative – a point for point list of what every climate story should say and how it should say it (and, remember folks, ”every story is a climate story”). They call on journalists to “Learn the science” suggesting that instead of actually reading anything containing the science of the climate, such as the real science sections of the IPCC AR5 report, they recommend that journalists read “Four recent books—McKibben’s Falter, Naomi Klein’s On Fire, David Wallace-Wells’s The Uninhabitable Earth, and Jeff Goodell’s The Water Will Come—are good places to start.” — all of which are extreme climate alarmist propaganda."

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    2. just like sea world. if you bark like a seal at the proper signal, you get a fish.
      waterman

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  2. Charles Obadiah "Chuck" Baldwin (born May 3, 1952) is an American politician, radio host, and founder-former pastor of Crossroad Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. As of July 2014 he was pastor of Liberty Fellowship in Kalispell, Montana.

    He was the presidential nominee of the Constitution Party for the 2008 U.S. presidential election and had previously been its nominee for U.S. vice president in 2004. He hosts a daily one-hour radio program, Chuck Baldwin Live, and writes a daily editorial column carried on its website, on VDare and was formerly carried on the News with Views site.

    But quote Baldwin here and it gets deleted. Because he is a GENUINE CONSERVATIVE.

    Thanks for making this so clear today. LOL

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  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTLctRe0edk

    That is a video posted by a preacher who was spit on and worse when he preached the Gospel in Jerusalem. Another Jew tried to set his shirt on fire. There are many more to be found. American preachers are exposing the truth about the Jews in Israel.

    Preaching the gospel to Jews is a racist act says AIPAC

    Of course the same thing happens in Dearborn if you preach to the Moslems. The gospel is that powerful.

    Imagine what would happen to John the Baptist if he was preaching today.

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    1. Losing his head was about as bad as it got.

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    2. There is a lot to that story that isn't commonly known, but he was bearding the lion in his den. The Herodians were despicable in the eyes of pious Jews. Ultimately, he died for a woman's revenge. - Elric

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    3. Setting anyone on fire is a criminal and reprehensible act. Gd forbid what I write here be taken as condoning such an action.

      Why do you say "Another Jew ...." Was this preacher Jewish? Why preach to the Jews? What is "the truth about Jews in Israel"? That they don't want to be asked to convert? What, is that news? Jews don't seek converts, and actively try to dissuade those who seek to convert to Judaism. By the same token we don't want people to try to convert us. We'll stick with the original, thank you very much.

      rbbr

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  4. I'm a huge fan of Rev. Nehemiah Scudder.

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  5. Under Communism, there is a high rate of suicide among dissidents.

    Their last words are usually "Don't shoot, comrades".

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  6. Actually, it's too late.

    The tape is there. Lots of ads awaiting.

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  7. Just a comment; they call themselves Progressives but everything they do harks back to times long past. Their understanding of America is that of pre-Civil Rights era. Their political calculations are based upon the events and conditions in Czarist Russia, 1916-17. Curious and alarming.

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  8. one could say they're so busy screeching to the choir, no one's noting the pews have emptied.
    waterman

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  9. Tried pulling up the troll's video, comes up "video unavailable".
    Sorry troll, you'll have to do better than that.

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  10. As I predicted several weeks ago, Nony 3.0 is attempting to sway Trumpkins using the “Third Way” approach. Hey Susan, Jimmah was a devout Southern Baptist and Sunday School teacher. How’d his gig work out? Here again, DO NOT assume that we on The Train are a bunch of mind-numbed robots. WE LIKE WINNING. The Black Jesus was a loser. I can’t get any simpler.

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  11. too often, one must check off every single box in order to be accepted into the " cool club."

    on either side.

    the tools used are guilt and intimidation to accept the dogma.

    on either side.

    and both sides want to reduce their members to nodding herds. makes them easier to count. insurance actuarial started this. you will be told its almost impossible to predict one persons actions and reactions. one hundred are very predictable. a thousand, and it is almost guaranteed.

    of course the term crunching numbers has an obvious surface meaning. it also signifies that some individuals might endure some crunching as they are crushed into their pigeon hole. proud nails get hammered tall poppies are mowed down.

    an example. libs often assume too much. if you garden using traditional methods, one is assumed to have a certain belief structure by the mind crunchers. this leads to being hit with certain subsets of ads based on their preconceptions of what you are.

    seldom do those preconceptions include sitting on your porch popping a gopher in the garden with a scoped 223.

    you're supposed to want a live trap so you can drop your buck tooth buddy in the woods so and thereby leave him FREE to resume his depredations on one of your neighbors.

    the concept of a chuck steaming in the weber stuffed with bread crumbs, sage, chopped apples and celery is alien to them.

    the thought of marinating that rodent, king of the garden, in oj concentrate, red wine and stinky leaves for gopher al' orange makes you a Klingon in their eyes.

    but it is an individual taste. and choice. free choice free range garden rodent.

    if I were forced to choose, I would say neither progressive or conservative. I would go with pragmatic.

    due to resistance losses and spotty conditions for charging, I believe solar panels are losers for charging the grid. but I have them to top my batteries. when I want to weld, I fire up that stinky noisy fossil burning generator. and it charges the batteries as well. it boils down to what works.

    if I want to hot tub, first I grab some wood. I have a lot of trees. but if I want to garden, some trees must die so sunlight can get through. such is life. and death.

    waterman

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  12. "The progressive narrative is dominating in part because progressives these days have a direct and forceful story to tell and no interest in compromising it. It’s dominating because no moderate wants to bear the brunt of progressive fury by opposing it."


    So, there's a "story" to tell (according to Brooks). But I haven't heard anything but socialism and communism. That's not a story - that's a tall tale.

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    1. Some people on both sides prefer myths to reality.

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  13. dear Don
    I think an interesting project might be to take a look at the 270 federal judges appointed by Obama.

    Gilliam, who just blocked the wall donated $30,000 up to the point he was appointed.

    not a dime since. hmmmm. interesting.

    if a table showing judges and their donations was compiled, it might prove to be very illuminating to your readers. the information is public but there is a lot of it. spreadsheets might be indicated.

    perhaps the headline, what was the average cost to buy your judgeship under Obama, might open some eyes.

    I've read very interesting articles of how judges are selected in chit cago.

    ed Burke put his wife on the Illinois supreme court. he is now facing federal corruption charges....long overdue, I might add.

    I'm not sure your procedure for reader suggestions, but I believe it could be big. I don't believe any of them sat down without putting up a suitable ante.

    blago went to jail for usurping Obama's right to pick his own replacement.

    cases of clear corruption are always eye catching.

    personally, I am deeply offended by pay to play. I believe most Americans are as well.

    thanks for your consideration and your usual xlnt analysis.

    waterman

    ps. before embarking into the swamp, chest waders and self contained breathing apparatus might be in order.

    Mahalo.

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  14. None of these people, including Sanders, are socialists. These people are globalists and statists. Real socialists strive for full employment and are opposed to immigration if there are people unemployed. Real socialists view mass immigration as the reserve army of capital. Real socialists provide free post secondary education only to the best and brightest, who have earned it through their academic performance in school. Real socialists are nationalists who reject multiculturalism and insist that those few who are allowed to immigrate, integrate or be deported. Real socialists see capitalists as oppressors of the weak, and communists as oppressors of the strong.
    Soros is a globalist. These people are Soros shills.

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  15. Bernie doesn't want to legalize socialism, he wants to criminalize everything except socialism. It's not illegal to live as a socialist, you just cant coerce others into participating without their consent. There were communes in the 60's and 70's but all but gone by the 80's. Nobody bothered them. Nobody bothers the Amish either and they are definitely not capitalists. Hell, you can also choose just not to participate in any economic system and live off handouts from the govt. or family even though you would be considered of low character for doing so. By the way, for those that are taking that route, bad news for you if socialism comes to the U.S. Everyone will be a slave to the state and slaves don't collect welfare and sit at home! It's work or prison...where you also work LOL!

    Eric W.

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