Why It's Just McCarthyite, Says Modern-Day McCarthyite

Via Hot Air, Baseball Crank defends Ted Cruz by noting is (or was) in fact true that there were more Marxists on the faculty at Harvard Law than Republicans.

He was there. And he can, I assume, count.

I have a more basic, less-fact based objection to Jane Mayer's attempt to demagogue Ted Cruz:

Why is it that Marxists, and Marxists alone, are protected against having their politics noted?

When Todd Akin made his unfortunate comment that the feminine body has a way to "shut that down" in the case of pregnancies by rape, no one said it was "MacCarthyite" to publicize his beliefs. If anyone had said so, they would have been laughed down.

(Actually the left and the media and the Democratic Party went all in on the guilt-by-association technique -- trying to associate Paul Ryan with Todd Akin's beliefs, due to Ryan's alleged cosponsoring of a law with Akin. And still no one said "MacCarthyite.")

And yet if you note that Marxists are indeed Marxists it's supposedly a sort of Hate Crime up with which we must not put.

Who made this odd rule?

Would I be correct in guessing that Marxists themselves created it and Marxists themselves (and their fellow travelers) are the major proponents of it?

Cruz was making a point about the academy's tilt not just towards the Democratic Party but towards Marxism itself. In the academy, left-liberal Democrats are the "conservatives."

Why is there any moral objection to saying something that is true?

The only objection can come from the Marxists themselves, who prefer to work in secret, and the Democrats, who prefer their alliance with the Marxists not be noted, lest it embarrass them politically.

But this has nothing to do with morality or ethics or fair process. The Republican Party would like to not be associated with (for example) Todd Akin's remarks; our preference that we are not associated with embarrassing political beliefs doesn't make it The Iron Rule of the Land that no one can note this.

But Marxists, and the left, and the Democrats, and university professors, and the leftists that control the media, all line up to a man to insist it's Foul Play and Creeping Fascism if you say something True.

So: Who are the fascists again?

Truth is a defense in libel. It ought to also be a defense to the charge of "fascism."

Bean Counting is the Basis of All "Diversity" Programs... Why is it that Ted Cruz is forbidden from counting red beans?

Posted by: Ace at 02:33 PM



Comments

1 Close to first?

Posted by: Koenig Jojo at February 25, 2013 02:36 PM (Yv6gq)

2 Can't wait for Ted Cruz to smack these fuckers around some more.

Posted by: EC at February 25, 2013 02:36 PM (58gfT)

3 Ack! My hash changed again!

Posted by: EC at February 25, 2013 02:37 PM (58gfT)

4
Marxism is going to have a seat at the Affirmative Action table very soon.

Mark my words.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2013 02:37 PM (TOk1P)

5

When Todd Akin made his unfortunate comment that the feminine body has a
way to "shut that down" in the case of pregnancies by rape, no one said
it was "MacCarthyite" to publicize his beliefs. If anyone had said so,
they would have been laughed down.

(Actually the left and the media and the Democratic Party went all in on
the guilt-by-association technique -- trying to associate Paul Ryan
with Todd Akin's beliefs, due to Ryan's alleged cosponsoring of a law
with Akin. And still no one said "MacCarthyite.")


Pointing that out is racisty racism.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at February 25, 2013 02:37 PM (fwARV)

6
SUBLIMINAL FACISM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W90jR6NU9P8

Posted by: FISHBONE at February 25, 2013 02:38 PM (5peJv)

7 Page 121 of the OMB's September 2012 report says that under sequestration the National Drug Intelligence Center would lose $2 million of its $20 million budget. While that's slightly more than 8.2 percent, the bigger problem is that the National Drug Intelligence Center shuttered its doors some 3 months prior to the report, on June 15, 2012.

Posted by: Dana Sculley at February 25, 2013 02:38 PM (e8kgV)

8 >>>Marxism is going to have a seat at the Affirmative Action table very soon.

I was thinking that very thing. They're contending, essentially, that they should be treated as a "race subject to previous historical discrimination."

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2013 02:38 PM (LCRYB)

9
Marx had no problem with thousands of people being murdered.
People who didn't agree with his ideas.

Marx hada problem with people 'saying the truth' too.

Posted by: wheatie at February 25, 2013 02:39 PM (eyJSG)

10 The thing about Marxists is they are retarded.

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2013 02:39 PM (5peJv)

11 Who really was Karl Marx (Moses Levy)? Why did he change his name? Who funded him?

Posted by: Koenig Jojo at February 25, 2013 02:40 PM (Yv6gq)

12 Unfortunate that McCarthy has become a synonym for inaccurate accusations since he was mostly if not 100% correct in his accusations.

Posted by: polynikes at February 25, 2013 02:40 PM (m2CN7)

13 we all know that a conservative who is a minority must expect to be treated like this. It's been noted that his steady conservatism is going over well in Texas. I hope Cruz has enough support to fight back Maybe he can arrange some appearances with Dr Ben Carson

Be nice if McCain et al decided not to be be get-along for a change

Posted by: mallfly at February 25, 2013 02:41 PM (bJm7W)

14
Are you calling me a 'Red Bean'?
That, sir, is racist.

Posted by: Bob Menendez at February 25, 2013 02:41 PM (5peJv)

15 Marxists hate Ted Cruz because he doesn't look like them.

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 25, 2013 02:42 PM (BVkEs)

16 There just isn't any good news anywhere.

Posted by: Infidel at February 25, 2013 02:42 PM (O/fK8)

17
12 -

Unfortunately McCarthy was also the original "fake but accurate" guy. He claimed to have the goods on them, when he didn't. That he was right didn't really matter. Bluffing is not a good strategy when confronting traitors.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2013 02:42 PM (TOk1P)

18 Those that still pursue the truth will be attacked for the style in which they do so by the media who have been derelict in that duty.

Posted by: tasker at February 25, 2013 02:42 PM (r2PLg)

19


McCarthyism.
Hmmm, reminds me of that story over at WZ

Leaked Memo Show Soros-Funded Leftist Group Advising Hiring Private Investigators To Go After Republicans, “Eviscerate” Conservative Government…about Soros








Posted by: when will that shriveled up prick die? at February 25, 2013 02:44 PM (LpQbZ)

20 All this talk of beans is giving me gas. I hope it's gas.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at February 25, 2013 02:44 PM (71LDo)

21
That he was right didn't really matter. Bluffing is not a good strategy when confronting traitors.

Watch this Bluff!

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at February 25, 2013 02:44 PM (5peJv)

22 Hello hell, it's me hand basket.

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at February 25, 2013 02:44 PM (9+ccr)

23 The reason they hate to be called Marxists is because it reveals what their honest true goals are. People can look into what happens when Marxists attain power and realize the utter hell it brings to the people it oppresses. Truth and facts are like kryptonite to leftists, that is why they run away from them. Deep down, they want tyranny, but they want their chance to play tyrant. They hate us and want us submissive or dead.

Posted by: Koenig Jojo at February 25, 2013 02:45 PM (Yv6gq)

24 Leftism is a severe mental disorder, not a legitimate political ideology. Once you fully grasp and accept that reality then all the batty things that liberals do and say become in a sense understandable. They're very sick people. Extremely deranged. Not merely in the the colloquial sense. In the DSM sense. The larger point, however, which ironically is lost on such large segments of the chattering classes, is that once you get outside the sewing circles, coffee klatches and arrested development circles of the chattering classes the deleterious effects of having leftists in charge are very stark and extremely damaging. It's not merely a debating club. Leftism as policy ultimately will destroyAmerica as we know her.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at February 25, 2013 02:45 PM (pmsMR)

25 Hey hey, ho ho, Marxist Racists got to go.....

Posted by: Craig Poe, with a megaphone at February 25, 2013 02:46 PM (BVkEs)

26 no one's a fascist, mmk. i propose a left-right truce where both sides will agree to only use the term in its specific meaning, and not for tactics that can be true in the defense of just about any ideology.

unfortunately the left side will never agree on this cuz they do love their Nazi analogy hyperbole

Posted by: JDP at February 25, 2013 02:46 PM (60GaT)

27 Totally OT but I have to say it.

I just saw a delivery guy use a garden how to unload boxes of office supplies from the back of his pickup. A garden hoe. Reaches out, hooks the hoe on the back of the box and yanks. Box comes tumbling forward. Put on dolly. Repeat.


The fuc

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 25, 2013 02:46 PM (2o/UP)

28 Posted by: Koenig Jojo at February 25, 2013 02:45 PM (Yv6gq)


But... but.... we'll get it RIGHT this time!

Posted by: Neo Marxist at February 25, 2013 02:46 PM (lZBBB)

29 This kind of reminds me of "The Five".
I watched it here and there and one day Eric called Obama a Socialist and Beckel went ballistic and carried on until everyone apologized. The unfunny thing is that Beckel is a self described "Progressive" which everyone in the Universe knows means Communist but I'm sure if you called him a freaking Progressive to his face he would carry on about that as well.

It is complete bullshit.

Posted by: Daybrother at February 25, 2013 02:46 PM (+paCV)

30
21 -

No no, Scoamf. You're the traitor. It doesn't go both ways, unlike you.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2013 02:46 PM (TOk1P)

31 And yes, I realize the irony of my posts juxtaposed with my nic. Fear not, I would be a benevolent dictator. You can trust me.

Posted by: Koenig Jojo at February 25, 2013 02:47 PM (Yv6gq)

32 "And yet if you note that Marxists are indeed Marxists it's supposedly a sort of Hate Crime up with which we must not put."

The Commies won this battle in Joe McCarthy's day, as the Long March Through the Institutions was already well on its way to achieving Marxist cultural dominance. I think McCarthy was largely correct in his suspicions, but the Marxists won the debate and have gone on to write the history books.

Posted by: Pyrocles at February 25, 2013 02:47 PM (cv5Iw)

33 24 not into reverse-engineering Adorno-type attempts to pathologize political viewpoints dude

Posted by: JDP at February 25, 2013 02:47 PM (60GaT)

34 What, I should use a meat cleaver? Or how about a sickle? Sheesh...

Posted by: That Delivery Guy at February 25, 2013 02:47 PM (71LDo)

35 Jane Mayers hates Hispanics. She's a racist.

And McCarthy was right.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 25, 2013 02:47 PM (p/cQy)

36 Indeed. As JFK stated, Joseph McCarthy was a true American hero.

And guess what you lefty fucks, HE WAS EXACTLY CORRECT. There were a shit ton of commies in government and hollywood. THIS IS A FACT.

Wear the name McCarthy with a badge of pride. Seriously. McCarthy's main point was to root out commies in sensitive positions. He wanted to keep their names confidential so it wouldn't get out in the press, since these people were only suspected and nothing was proven in a court of law.

BUT IT WAS THE DEMOCRATS THAT FORCED THE PUBLISHING OF NAMES OF PEOPLE UNDER SUSPICION.

Again, the truth shall set you free. The truth shall set you free. A spade a spade, a commie a commie, and piss all over the ITM, the "In the Tank Media."

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 25, 2013 02:48 PM (tVTLU)

37
If you think that the government should control everything...you might be a Marxist.

Posted by: Jeff Foxworthy at February 25, 2013 02:48 PM (eyJSG)

38 Counting beaners? Melgen, Menendez, Ramirez.....

Wait, what were you saying again?

Posted by: Lemmenkainen, Freelance Warlord at February 25, 2013 02:48 PM (ZWvOb)

39 Bean Counting is the Basis of All "Diversity" Programs... Why is it that Ted Cruz is forbidden from counting red beans?

Because Fuck You, that's why...

Posted by: CSMBigBird at February 25, 2013 02:49 PM (jsWA8)

40 He was there. And he can, I assume, count.

He went to law school. You should not make any such assumptions.

Based on other criteria, however, I believe Ted Cruz does not have significant a significant mathematical deficiency.

Posted by: AmishDude at February 25, 2013 02:49 PM (T0NGe)

41 29 why can't Obama just be critiqued as a lib though? don't see much wrong with that

Posted by: JDP at February 25, 2013 02:49 PM (60GaT)

42 So let me see if I get this straight:

menendez good hispanic

Cruz bad, berry berry bad

Do I gots that right?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 25, 2013 02:50 PM (9Bj8R)

43 Menendez ( D ), Cruz ( R ). See the difference?

Posted by: Bosk at February 25, 2013 02:50 PM (n2K+4)

44 Posted by: Prescient11 at February 25, 2013 02:48 PM (tVTLU)


Yeah.... its kinda like being called a Male Chauvinist... because they can't convince you of the easily discounted idea that Men and Women are the SAME... (not should have the same legal rights, but should be treated as physical equals).

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 25, 2013 02:51 PM (lZBBB)

45 Accusing Cruz of being a McCarthyite just means he's correct.

Posted by: NCKate at February 25, 2013 02:51 PM (4FeFx)

46

And yet if you note that Marxists are indeed Marxists it's supposedly a sort of Hate Crime up with which we must not put.

Who made this odd rule?


The Marxists.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 25, 2013 02:51 PM (QupBk)

47 Do I gots that right?
Posted by: Nevergiveup


Yes. Also don't forget that Zimmerman is a "White Hispanic".

Posted by: Daybrother at February 25, 2013 02:51 PM (+paCV)

48 hahahahahahahahaha. somebody registered all the organizingforaction websites and at least one of them links directly to the NRA.

FUCKING AWESOME.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 25, 2013 02:52 PM (tVTLU)

49 40 He was there. And he can, I assume, count.

------------

He went to law school. You should not make any assprions.

Posted by: AmishDude at February 25, 2013 02:49 PM (T0NGe)



That's just mean. Accurate, but mean.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 25, 2013 02:53 PM (2o/UP)

50 The Marxists are also fond of the term 'Witch Hunt'. As though they deny even the existence of Marxists.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 25, 2013 02:53 PM (QupBk)

51 Marxists and Muslims practice Taqiyya, announce it and make it an essential part of their philosophy...

...and then claim it's some sort of conspiracy if you point it out.

The "long march through the institutions" is not some sort of secret.

Posted by: AmishDude at February 25, 2013 02:53 PM (T0NGe)

52 11
Who really was Karl Marx (Moses Levy)? Why did he change his name? Who funded him?

Posted by: Koenig Jojo at February 25, 2013 02:40 PM (Yv6gq)

The Democrats?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 25, 2013 02:53 PM (Zd/NW)

53 If you give your kid away to the government to 'get their mind right'...you might be a Marxist.

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 25, 2013 02:53 PM (BVkEs)

54 Unfortunately McCarthy was also the original "fake but accurate" guy. He claimed to have the goods on them, when he didn't. That he was right didn't really matter. Bluffing is not a good strategy when confronting traitors.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2013 02:42 PM (TOk1P)

Actually the fake but accurate is a whole different animal. McCarthy never produced faked documents or testimony. He simply advised that he had the goods.

Posted by: polynikes at February 25, 2013 02:53 PM (m2CN7)

55 Romeo:

leftist logic: women are ready for frontline combat but can't carry a gun to protect themselves because guns are "icky" and women are hysterical and might accidentally shoot someone.

But facts are "hard." hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 25, 2013 02:53 PM (tVTLU)

56 why can't Obama just be critiqued as a lib though? don't see much wrong with that

Hell, it's racist (God knows how) to call him a socialist.

Posted by: AmishDude at February 25, 2013 02:54 PM (T0NGe)

57
Assprions?
You might want to see an analrapist about that.

Posted by: Tobias Funke at February 25, 2013 02:54 PM (AJOhg)

58 What happened? I feel like this blog has entered the Twilight Zone.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 25, 2013 02:54 PM (tAOpG)

59 Hey, just because people want to undermine free societies and enslave or kill the people who resist is no reason to *talk* about them in *public* for crying out loud!

Wait, what?

And who published the addresses of gun owners again?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 25, 2013 02:54 PM (bxiXv)

60 Of course, it is worth noting that Akin's views are not those of the Republican party while Marx's views most explicitly are the views of the Democratic party.

Posted by: Voluble at February 25, 2013 02:54 PM (qYvEa)

61 Why is there any moral objection to saying something that is true?

Because morality and the truth are mutually and exclusively meaningless to us.

Posted by: The Left at February 25, 2013 02:55 PM (vbh31)

62
If you believe in Income Redistribution...you just might be a Marxist.

Posted by: Jeff Foxworthy at February 25, 2013 02:55 PM (eyJSG)

63 Current communist goals (195 http://peeped.co/?ab5 Read it and realize the tremendous advances they have made. LIB.

Posted by: Koenig Jojo at February 25, 2013 02:55 PM (Yv6gq)

64 FUCKING AWESOME.
Posted by: Prescient11 at February 25, 2013 02:52 PM (tVTLU)

Yeah. The .net address is the one.

Posted by: RWC at February 25, 2013 02:56 PM (fWAjv)

65 I once shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I'll never know.

Posted by: Groucho Marx at February 25, 2013 02:56 PM (7SwK/)

66 It's also kind of curious that they'll bitch about how lunatic it is to speak about Marxists and Communists as if one was speaking of unicorns and chimeras, but then they feel the need to make an aside defending Marxism and Communism.


Posted by: Alec Leamas at February 25, 2013 02:56 PM (mg08E)

67 4 Burt TC,

Awesome! I hope so I am changing my surname to end with ez and I will be a registered Marxist then....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 25, 2013 02:57 PM (Tz4Vo)

68 Budget crisis means shortages of ammo, more
By Andrew Tilghman - Staff writer
Posted : Monday Feb 25, 2013 7:57:22 EST
The signs are everywhere. A Navy gym in Hawaii is closing earlier. Army families in upstate New York are bracing for possible cuts in on-base child care. Enlisted airmen in California are paying out of pocket for office supplies.

And in North Carolina, Marines on a range are pointing rifles and shouting, “Butter, butter, jam,” to simulate the sound of live ammo after being told there isn’t enough money for real bullets.

Why don't they just borrow that bullets from the Dept of Agriculture? They are buying up ammo?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 25, 2013 02:58 PM (9Bj8R)

69 I think this post needs a pic of Chico Marx. That way, you get Marx and Hispanic all in one.

Posted by: wooga at February 25, 2013 02:58 PM (7SwK/)

70 Isn't it funny how the same people supporting communism also back radical Islam and its forcing people into submission. Just a coincidence, to be sure. Its all about control people, with the same group of elite behind the curtain trying to destroy the idea and rights of the individual.

Posted by: Koenig Jojo at February 25, 2013 02:58 PM (Yv6gq)

71 When morality becomes a relative construct, the truth cannot be far behind.

Posted by: The Left at February 25, 2013 02:58 PM (vbh31)

72
Posted by: Groucho Marx at February 25, 2013 02:56 PM (7SwK/)

Hail, HailFreedonia!

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2013 02:58 PM (5+EfG)

73 There are more marxists in the White House than ever before

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 25, 2013 02:59 PM (9Bj8R)

74 No social philosophy has a body of evidence disproving it so much as Marxism. It is in fact an article of faith, denying evidence, worse than a belief in a young Earth.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at February 25, 2013 02:59 PM (0q2P7)

75 "Actually the left and the media and the Democratic Party went all in on the guilt-by-association technique -- trying to associate Paul Ryan with Todd Akin's beliefs, due to Ryan's alleged cosponsoring of a law with Akin."

Gonzo.

Paul Ryan is a Catholic and ran as a pro-life Catholic for years. The Catholic Church describes deliberate abortion as evil without reference to the origin of the pregnancy. No rape exception.

For another, sponsoring a bill is a formal, public act. If you consider it "uncertain" whether it happened, it just indicates you haven't done your homework. I might as well describe the lineup of the 1988 Dodgers as "alleged".

No exception for rape was the Republican party platform, it is the position of Ryan's church, it was his position until he ran with Romney.

Posted by: Chris Balsz at February 25, 2013 02:59 PM (De4JK)

76 Btw, I know Chico wasn't Hispanic. It's just racism.

Posted by: wooga at February 25, 2013 02:59 PM (7SwK/)

77
If youbelieve that the government should dish outSocial Justice...then yeah, you're a Marxist.

Posted by: Jeff Foxworthy at February 25, 2013 03:00 PM (eyJSG)

78 Why is it that Ted Cruz is forbidden from counting red beans?


Because shut up, Kulak!

Posted by: The Faculty of any Ivy League English department at February 25, 2013 03:00 PM (RD7QR)

79 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 25, 2013 03:00 PM (xN73L)

80 I think the real reason they hate the term "Marxists" is because it reveals that they are really trying to con the public into thinking that they are on to something "new".


The Left continually tries to sell America the pure clean hypothesis as opposed to the reality of what happens when Marxist ideals are applied.

It's easier to sell blueprints and dreams than an old house people can visit and walk through.

Posted by: tasker at February 25, 2013 03:01 PM (r2PLg)

81 The thing about Marxists is they are retarded.


They talk like fags...... and their shit's all fucked up.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2013 03:01 PM (KXm42)

82 worse than a belief in a young Earth

Not so. Belief in a young Earth has led millions of innocents to slaughter.

Posted by: The Left at February 25, 2013 03:01 PM (vbh31)

83
Well, tasker has distilled it.
What's next, Ace?

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2013 03:02 PM (NA4cn)

84

Incognito is how they have to play it.

Hence, org names like:

Pretty Acorn-Wreathed Unicorns and Forward Thinking Rainbows That Believe in YOU

And, names like CAIR.

Can't have The Marxists Who Hate America Foundation, now, can we?

Posted by: when will that shriveled up prick die? at February 25, 2013 03:03 PM (LpQbZ)

85 If you every thoughthaving to waitin line to get your daily ration of bread wasn't so bad, you might be a Marxist.

Posted by: polyworthy at February 25, 2013 03:03 PM (m2CN7)

86 How many times have they renamed or reinvented themselves?

Marxist, Communists, Progressives, Communitarianism.

That last one is my favorite.

Posted by: tasker at February 25, 2013 03:03 PM (r2PLg)

87 This is why pointing out Bill Ayers' extremist past became more about the people doing the pointing (which should have been the media, but wasn't).

The Left has never been taken to task for being on the wrong side of the most significant global struggle of the 20th century, the struggle against communist tyranny.

The average low-information voter believes there is no extreme version of liberalism, of the Democratic Party. Most Democrats aren't aware that there can be, and has been,an extreme version of their beliefs. That's kind of dangerous.

Posted by: CJ at February 25, 2013 03:03 PM (9KqcB)

88 41---"why can't Obama just be critiqued as a lib though? "
Posted by: JDP at February 25, 2013 02:49 PM (60GaT)

He can.
I wouldn't---- for the same reason that I wouldn't call him a Bulgarian. He isn't a "liberal" in any meaningful sense of the term. He certainly is not a classical liberal in the mold of Adam Smith or Hayek, but neither is he a mid-20th-century American liberal in the sense of Truman, JFK, or (yes) Nixon.

He would more properly be called a neo-Marxist, a New Leftist, or just a socialist, if you want to be fuzzy. I personally wouldn't call him a Communist because he is not a classical Marxist. (His economic ideology is actually Fascist.)

In public I might call him a Progressive or a leftist, depending on the context.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 25, 2013 03:04 PM (C8mVl)

89 Regarding, Marxism/democrats, I'm going to repeat my rant from last night's overnight thread.

When my mom died, dad got everything as surviving spouse. One of the annuities worth twenty something thousand dollars was cashed in and put into a savings account because my dad is 95 and there needs to be money readily available to pay medical bills, anything for the house, the chance he may end up in a nursing home, and eventually a funeral.

Just finished his taxes and he had to pay taxes on that money. My father supported a family of 8 on one paycheck, he paid income taxes on the money when he earned it, and because he and my mom scrimped so that they could invest money, they have to hand some of it over to the government.

Liberals just want to make rich people pay more? Bullshit. Also, liberals and democrats punish people for being responsible and reward freeloaders.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 25, 2013 03:05 PM (tAOpG)

90 I think the real reason they hate the term "Marxists" is because it reveals that they are really trying to con the public into thinking that they are on to something "new".

Yep. Das Kapital Vol I was published in 1867. 145 years ago.

Clearly, the wave of the future.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 25, 2013 03:05 PM (QupBk)

91 NEOCOMS!

Posted by: BizarroPlover at February 25, 2013 03:05 PM (NA4cn)

92
Ha. The radio news just talked about what would happen in my state if the sequester took place and it said 120 teachers and aides would face layoff.

I thought "too bad, so sad".

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 25, 2013 03:05 PM (p/cQy)

93 80 I think the real reason they hate the term "Marxists" is because it reveals that they are really trying to con the public into thinking that they are on to something "new".
The Left continually tries to sell America the pure clean hypothesis as opposed to the reality of what happens when Marxist ideals are applied.

It's easier to sell blueprints and dreams than an old house people can visit and walk through.

--------------

Exactly, tasker.

They don't want anyone to point out that what they are espousing is a bunch of Old Ideas...that have always failed.

Why is it, that these people 'rediscover' bad ideas?
There are lots of good ideas that merit being 'rediscovered'.

Posted by: wheatie at February 25, 2013 03:06 PM (eyJSG)

94 83
Well, tasker has distilled it.
What's next, Ace?
Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2013 03:02 PM (NA4cn)

______________

Thanks garrett--but I really wish I could turn potatoes into vodka.

Posted by: tasker at February 25, 2013 03:06 PM (r2PLg)

95 The average low-information voter believes there is no extreme version of liberalism,


That is exactly why the SCoaMF is always shown playing golf, and hanging with the "cool" people.

It's not like he could be doing any harm, eh?

Posted by: beach magic trick at February 25, 2013 03:06 PM (LpQbZ)

96 Nope, nothing here..


New York City Assemblyman Dov Hikind decided to go with a blackface costume to his own Purim party this weekend. The Brooklyn Democrat said he was trying to emulate “some of these basketball players.”



'Blackface' is offensive. Isn't it?

Posted by: RWC at February 25, 2013 03:07 PM (fWAjv)

97 58
What happened? I feel like this blog has entered the Twilight Zone.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 25, 2013 02:54 PM (tAOpG)

I'm going to send you into the cornfield for that.

Posted by: Little Bill Mumy at February 25, 2013 03:07 PM (RD7QR)

98 The Marxist Media seemed to 'come of age' after perpetrating the McCarthy Myth.
McCarthy was the one smeared.

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 25, 2013 03:07 PM (BVkEs)

99 Bobby Kennedy was Joe McCarthy's right hand man.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 25, 2013 03:08 PM (tAOpG)

100
>>'Blackface' is offensive. Isn't it?<<

Only to Trey Anastasio.

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2013 03:09 PM (NA4cn)

101 71---" When morality becomes a relative construct, the truth cannot be far behind."
Posted by: The Left at February 25, 2013 02:58 PM (vbh31)
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Yep. Unfortunately this is true.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 25, 2013 03:09 PM (C8mVl)

102
I hope somebody did the alinsky thing and sent Jane Mayer a tweet asking why she is so racist and hates Hispanics. Who is she of TEH privileged white background to question Ted Cruz?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 25, 2013 03:09 PM (p/cQy)

103 >>'Blackface' is offensive. Isn't it?<<

Depends on who you're raising money for when you wear it.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 25, 2013 03:10 PM (/kI1Q)

104
'Blackface' is offensive. Isn't it?

Blackface = Comedy Gold

Posted by: Tom Hanks at February 25, 2013 03:11 PM (NA4cn)

105 >>>No exception for rape was the Republican party platform,

Nope

>>>it is the
position of Ryan's church,

Pelosi's church too.

>>>it was his position until he ran with Romney.

He had supported legislation with exceptions for rape in the past.

Your statement is one long fabrication and spinning of reality.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at February 25, 2013 03:11 PM (0q2P7)

106 88

this is where i disagree. i think Obama's ideology is the logical endpoint of pure-form liberalism, detached from any past moral constraints.

plus economically there's continuity between some of the people you mentioned Obama. Truman wanted universal healthcare. plenty of people believed in cranking up deficit spending to attempt to reverse downturns. etc.

Posted by: JDP at February 25, 2013 03:11 PM (60GaT)

107 Nonsense! The only failed ideology here is called "Trickle-Down" Economics. Some folks thought that the prosperity of the rich would trickle down to the little people. But that never happened; it was all a lie!

Posted by: Stuff Obama Said (Paraphrased) at February 25, 2013 03:12 PM (cv5Iw)

108 "leftist logic: women are ready for frontline combat but can't carry a gun to protect themselves because guns are "icky" and women are hysterical and might accidentally shoot someone. "

It's okay they scare the enemy off by peeing or vomiting. Or better yet, we can give female soldiers in combat whistles.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 25, 2013 03:12 PM (tAOpG)

109 Blackface = Comedy Gold

Posted by: Tom Hanks at February 25, 2013 03:11 PM (NA4cn)

Don't forget about me.

Posted by: Ted Danson at February 25, 2013 03:14 PM (fWAjv)

110 On a side note, this "first" shit is total bullshit.

Don't be an asshole, don't be FIRSTER.

Posted by: Eaton Cox at February 25, 2013 03:15 PM (q177U)

111
Jesus forbade pointing out your enemies.

It's all right there in the bible.

Posted by: soothsayer at February 25, 2013 03:16 PM (vanqS)

112
"Who made this odd rule? "


They did. Like they make all the rules. The ones we (i.e., our pathetic proxies) endlessly consent to.

Posted by: rrpjr at February 25, 2013 03:16 PM (ls+g+)

113 This kind of reminds me of "The Five".

I watched it here and there and one day Eric called Obama a
Socialist and Beckel went ballistic and carried on until everyone
apologized. The unfunny thing is that Beckel is a self described
"Progressive" which everyone in the Universe knows means Communist but
I'm sure if you called him a freaking Progressive to his face he would
carry on about that as well.


***

The first rule of Marxism is that you don't talk about Marxism.

Posted by: WalrusRex at February 25, 2013 03:17 PM (XUKZU)

114 "92
Ha. The radio news just talked about what would happen in my state if the sequester took place and it said 120 teachers and aides would face layoff.

I thought "too bad, so sad".
Posted by: Guy Mohawk"

120 teachers and aides in the entire state? That's nothing. How many teachers and aides are there in the entire state?

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 25, 2013 03:18 PM (tAOpG)

115 Like I always ask about "McCarthyism": what do you call a witch hunt that keeps on finding witches?

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at February 25, 2013 03:21 PM (tqAT4)

116 Democrats. Marxists.

Is there really any difference?

McCarthy wasn't correct enough, if you ask me.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at February 25, 2013 03:23 PM (UoUuk)

117 "Heh. Marxists, those lovable scamps." - souls of the 200 million murdered by leftist regimes

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 25, 2013 03:23 PM (bxiXv)

118 Why is it that Marxists, and Marxists alone, are protected against having their politics noted?

Why aren't they just shot like zombies. They've provably done more damage.

Posted by: DaveA at February 25, 2013 03:25 PM (6YLIm)

119 "Paul Ryan is a Catholic and ran as a pro-life Catholic for years. The
Catholic Church describes deliberate abortion as evil without reference
to the origin of the pregnancy. No rape exception.



For another, sponsoring a bill is a formal, public act. If you
consider it "uncertain" whether it happened, it just indicates you
haven't done your homework. I might as well describe the lineup of the
1988 Dodgers as "alleged".



No exception for rape was the Republican party platform, it is the
position of Ryan's church, it was his position until he ran with Romney."


Guess what? Pretty much everything you wrote could be applied to Sen. Robert P. Casey and scores of other "blue dog" Democrats. Funny that they're not guilty by association, no?

Also, wasn't the point about Akin originally that he wanted to make a distinction about "legitimate rape" and held contrafactual obstetric beliefs such as "body shuts that down," none of which Ryan believed, but with which you smeared him?

Posted by: Alec Leamas at February 25, 2013 03:25 PM (mg08E)

120 107 Nonsense! The only failed ideology here is called "Trickle-Down" Economics. Some folks thought that the prosperity of the rich would trickle down to the little people. But that never happened; it was all a lie!

I know!! All that failed ideology did was keep me employed and raise my income every year the bastards. Thank God 2009 happened and I got the chance to experience true oneness with my bedroom ceiling and the operation of a cell phone.

All hail Keynesian stimulus! All hail the Lightbringer!!

mArXiSm RuLz

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at February 25, 2013 03:28 PM (UoUuk)

121 Ivy League Faculty = useful idiots.

They espouse this crap because they believe it makes them look sophisticated and modern.

The truth is they wouldn't last 2 hours in an actual communist country.

They want Marxism? They should get Marxism in all its glory. Send in the Cheka.

Posted by: VADM(Red) Cuthbert Collingwood (Mentioned In Dispatches) at February 25, 2013 03:31 PM (p4U6S)

122 "Let me go on record that I regard communism as expressed by the U.S.S.R. and its friends here and elsewhere as a grisly horror, a tyranny maintained by
force and terror, utterly subversive of human liberty, freedom of thought, and dignity. I regard it as Red fascism, distinguishable from black and brown fascism by differences of no importance to me nor to its victims."

-Robert
A. Heinlein

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at February 25, 2013 03:33 PM (tqAT4)

123 http://tinyurl.com/ajbjfsl

Posted by: comatus at February 25, 2013 03:37 PM (qaVK+)

124 I was down at Duke doing a Ph.D. in the 1980s, and it was obvious to anyone who had eyes that there were a huge number of faculty members in the humanities who were openly Marxist in orientation, or else fellow travelers. Hell, Frederic Jameson ran the Literature Program!

At the time I was on a pilgrimage from left to right politically. I remember vividly how I was castigated as a capitalist lackey by a fellow grad student for having the audacity to be caught reading The New Republic.

I mean, The New Freakin' Republic! Imagine if I had let them see my copy of National Review!

That's how left-wing elite academia was back then. Ted Cruz is 100% right.

Posted by: The Regular Guy at February 25, 2013 03:39 PM (qHCyt)

125 But it's never really been tried!!!

Posted by: College Know-it-All Hippie at February 25, 2013 03:42 PM (2jQGY)

126 11: not to make a big deal out of this, but so far as I can tell Karl Marx was not born "Moses Levy" and when I try to look up any connection between him and that name, it seems to be a conceit of anti-semitic websites that Marx was "really" named Levy. Are you sure of your source for this?

Marx was son of a Lutheran convert, and baptized as a Lutheran himself, and was ostentatiously open as an atheist even while still at university, so the Levy allegation looks like an anti-semitic attempt at linking Marxism to Judaism. Just speculating, please feel free to give a source for the Levy story.

Posted by: leftcoast at February 25, 2013 03:45 PM (WDvf2)

127 We might make some headway into the national consciousness by using the word 'socialist' whenever we reference euphemistically named'progressive' policies, programs, and politicians. For one thing, 'socialist' is an accurate description, moreso than 'progressive'. Let's call them out for what they are.

I hate communists. All of them, by whatever name they call themselves.

Posted by: troyriser at February 25, 2013 03:54 PM (vtiE6)

128 So how is it that Marxism is making a comeback? Is it just the fact that it's been too long since people could see the true misery up close, and the siren song of free shit is just too appealing to too many dummies?

Posted by: Kensington at February 25, 2013 03:56 PM (/AHDz)

129 There are no Marxists in the Democratic Party or the academy, despite people in the Democratic Party and the academy using Marxist critiques of capital, class, and the West as their bread and butter, and in spite of the fact that people in the academy seem to think Marxism is a really neat concept that aptly describes reality and prescribes pretty useful remedies to our problems, but for some reason they don't identify as Marxists.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at February 25, 2013 03:59 PM (mg08E)

130 "...but for some reason they don't identify as Marxists."
Posted by: Alec Leamas at February 25, 2013 03:59 PM (mg08E)

I would guess politicians and academics don't (publicly) identify as Marxists because gulags, death camps, secret police, famines, universal misery and the mass murder ofhundreds of millions of peoplehave damaged the brand.

Posted by: troyriser at February 25, 2013 04:39 PM (vtiE6)

131 Senator McCarthy was a friend of the Kennedy family. Go figure. He was not a bad fellow, but he thought the United States should investigate the people in high security positions of government. Most of what you know about him are lies from the communists and their media allies. Franklin Roosevelt had filled the State Department with friends of Uncle Joe. These people have retired andhave been replace with more friends of Uncle Joe. It a never ending situation. The Korean war lasted 25 months, but Allen Alden his war on Richard Nixon will continue forever. I bet you didn't know Richard Nixon started the Korean War! It's the kind of propaganda you get on MASH.

Posted by: burt at February 25, 2013 05:52 PM (/QJXp)

132 "Guess what? Pretty much everything you wrote could be applied to Sen. Robert P. Casey and scores of other "blue dog" Democrats. Funny that they're not guilty by association, no?

Also, wasn't the point about Akin originally that he wanted to make a distinction about "legitimate rape" and held contrafactual obstetric beliefs such as "body shuts that down," none of which Ryan believed, but with which you smeared him?"

I'm not smearing him with guilt by association.

I'm reacting to the surreal denial that there was an association.

Posted by: Chris Balsz at February 25, 2013 06:00 PM (De4JK)

133 As a matter of fact, Ryan and Akin did propose a bill together that originally did distinguish between a "forcible rape" before the language was changed, so, to insist Ryan didn't have the view that some rape claims would be illegitimate hinges on whether he read what he sponsored, or whether he didn't share that view but didn't care enough to demand it be withdrawn before he sponsored it.

It is no small point for pro-life activists, since Ronald Reagan allowed abortion in California for mentally ill persons, only to see the applications explode from 3000 per year to 80,000.

Posted by: Chris Balsz at February 25, 2013 06:12 PM (De4JK)






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