Are We Truly All Socialist Now: Review Of The First 2016 Democrat Socialist Debate

GTY_sanders_clinton2_ml_151014_16x9t_240A February 16, 2009 Newsweek cover page prophetically read, “We Are All Socialist Now”. It ushered in the election Barack Obama as the president of the United States. In retrospect , it should have had an exclamation mark at the end of the statement. They seemed to have foreseen what many of us only had nightmares of. Unfortunately not the majority of us.

Last week at their first debate to decide who would be their Party’s choice to lead the nation for the next 4 years, the Democrats had their chance to sit at the grown-ups table to express their vision of the nation. But all they could do is demand for more candy and ice cream, without ever mentioning how to pay for it, but knew it would not be them. Their basic theme centered around the notion of the so-called haves verses the so-called have nots, i.e., increasing the minimum wage or giving illegal immigrants “free” education and citizenship, growing government, i.e., giving everyone “free” education and taxing the “rich”, and restricting personal liberties, i.e., barring lawful citizens from acquiring guns.  Not one of the issues they harped on addresses what the majority of Americans rate as even relatively important.  There was no resemblance of Democrat President John Kennedy’s mantra, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country.”  The words Constitution, freedom, self-responsibility, and God were seemingly banished, as well.

According to a recent Rasmussen Poll, a whopping 69% of Americans believe that the nation is headed in the wrong direction. Overall, approximately 35% of Americans see the economy as important [General Economy-13%, Jobs/Unemployment-9%, & the Federal Debt-3%]. And approximately 70% view “non-economic” issues as important [ Dissatisfaction with of government topping the list at 14%, Immigration/Illegal-Aliens-6%, and Ethics/Moral/Religious Decline-5%], according to As the Democrat President wannabes demonstratively championed the need for more government power taking the guns away from law-abiding citizens and expanding entitlements, a poll taken by Gallop tells us that 6 out of 10 Americans believe that government already has too much power.

One has to keep in mind that when Democrat politicians talk about growing government they are not talking to America at-large, but to its minority base. According to a recent Gallop Poll, nearly 60% of those identifying themselves as Democrats favor an expanded government role in their lives, i.e., more welfare, more of a nanny state, more socialistic policies from government. It is not the desire of the majority of Americans.  It is just that it is the base of the Dems that are creating the most noise and disturbance that’s garnering them the most attention.

Under Democrat President Obama’s Administration the poverty role has skyrocketed by a staggering 13 million citizens. And ever since Democrat President Lyndon Johnson engaged the federal government in the so-called war on poverty over some 50 years ago, the poverty rate has only dropped from 19% to 15%. In a recent Census Report, an astonishing 1 out 3 American families are considered the “working poor”. Many of them are Black and of Latin descent. Prime voter targets for Democrats politicians. Remember it was Democrat House majority Leader, and former House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi who made the asinine statement, “unemployment benefits remain one of the best ways to grow the economy in a very immediate way.” Can you imagine if a Republican made such an intellectually insulting statement remaining in any high political regard? Anything that the government gives to one citizen, it has taken from another. Only private enterprise can grow the economy.

The notion of “Big Brother” and bigger government is better government is not only held by politicians with a “D” after their names. This ideology is closely associated with that of Progressives. Teddy Roosevelt, a Republican, was the first Progressive. Many can effectively argue that former Presidents Nixon, H.W and G.W Bush were also Republican Progressives. G.W expanded government to make Teddy blush.

Americans are not organically compatible with the ideals nor principles of Socialism nor Communism, of which the Democrat party is closely intertwined, according to, or Progressivism. We can be conditioned to accept it under extreme duress due to increased cost of living and stagnant/declining wages, psychological manipulation via an unchecked Media Complex, and a government educational system that teaches more of how to place a condom on a cucumber and how everyone is “equal”, rather than the 7 Sciences and the true roles of government and the people in a Constitutional Republic. That is why you don’t hear honest talk of improving the nation’s economy and the standard of living, decreasing the burden of government, or applying high moral standards to governmental policies from Democrats nor Republican Progressives. That is how they get their power. This is how they stay in power.

It was 1930’s-40’s Socialist Presidential Candidate Norman Thomas who infamously said, “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

It is only when the true grown up majority demand the nation drastically cut sweets and consume more veggies.  That those who know that real strength and prosperity comes from high personal responsibility, high moral values, and limited government, as our Founders desired, are no longer muted, muffled and restrained will this nation achieve its true greatness. At the end of the day, it is up to us to determine our destiny.

Walking back from the edge: The aftermath of the 2012 Presidential Production Is One Of Ideology

Ok I’m back from the bridge.  There were a lot of people seemingly prepared to jump after Mr. Obama’s re-election for four more years sitting in the seat of the Presidency of the United States.  I, after having time to reflect and take several deep breathes the question that I have is, who didn’t see this coming?  As I reported in my article in February of this year, Obamanation Is Setting The Stage For Another Orchestrated Election, we have seen this played out before in Obama’s charmed political life.  He gets to run against no one from his party, so that he is unchallenged, and no real light or scrutiny is cast on him until he gets to the general election to face the opposition Party’s candidate.  And that Party’s candidate is either severely over matched by Obama, due to some anomaly, and or he runs a basically token opposition race.  Figuratively speaking,the supposed opponent goes to fight with an gun that is not loaded against a guy who’s willing to fire everything in his arsenal to win. In this election the Republican candidate’s gun still has the safety switch on.  Mr. O seemingly is operating from a different page of rules of engagement.

Mitt Romney was a flawed candidate when he quit, still without explanation, in the ’08 Presidential Race and he was more of a flawed candidate in this race.  First of all, of the Republican choices in the Primary he had the most loses in seeking political office.  He was only elected for one term as Governor of Massachusetts.  He won the Primary not due to his strong and provocative ideas for the nation’s future, vision for the nation, or dominating debating skills.  He won it because his pockets were deeper than the other guys.  Period!  And very much unlike Obama, rather than run to embrace the base of the Republican party – the conservatives to his right – he ran from it while giving it his middle finger.  The base never trusted nor warmed to Romney.  But most importantly Romney never took the gloves off, just as McCain chose not to do in the ’08 Elections, to hit Obama on his most glaring vulnerability – his character and a sever lack of an ethical compass.  Obama is a walking illustration of how to run the Office without morality, ethics, or the Constitution for that matter, as an obstacle to his objectives.   Romney never presented a clear distinction between him and Obama on the one thing that American people won’t excuse, even from the mightiest of sports icons, immorality and a blatant lack of honesty and character.  He was seen as Obama-lite.  It was more of a case of choosing between the devil known verses the devil unknown.  The citizens of the United States chose the devil known.

But this is symptomatic.  The fundamental issue of what is wrong with the Republican Party today as a whole that is growing like a cancer, at the federal level particularly.  When any individual from within the Republican ranks voices a strong conservative ideology, such as an Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Col. Allen West, or anyone who dares to present the opposition party, the Democrats, as what it truly is, a party with a  liberal-socialist ideology, they get taken to the preverbal woodshed and or be cannibalized upon.  Ever since Reagan, the Republican National Party has sought to have only the most non-Reaganist, non-conservative, that it could get away with representing it.  George H. Bush won only once because on his second run he chose to run to the left.  G.W. ran as a “Compassionate Conservative”, plus the conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan kept him in for a second term.  But since the Bushes, the National Republican Party has wanted to be more like the Democrats-to the left.

Contrast the Republicans to the Democrats who have chosen the most leftist man to be the face of its party, Barack Obama.  And it does so with no public reservations or shame.  The Democrats may have differences within, but they marshal behind what is its main objective, its main ideology, and that is to make Americans dependent on government, to be ever beholding to their Party, and to create a socialist society so it – Democratic Party – will be forever in power.  When was the last time you ever saw the Democrats demonstratively publically attack its own?  But, the Republicans do it seemingly at a drop of the hat, such as when Mr. Romney spoke about “the 47% Percenters” during the election or when Rush Limbaugh spoke of Mr. Obama being Santa Claus, one who seeks to give everyone gifts/benefits from the government.  The remarks weren’t debated or rebutted upon the basis of whether they were right or wrong, but that they were “insensitive”, not politically correct.  And it was not the Democrats coming at the Republican or Conservative with pitchforks and rope who made the comment, but other Republicans; Or so-called Republicans.  The Democratic/Progressives cannot defeat Republican/Americanism -a belief in basic Conservative American principles toe to toe in the arena of ideas.  That’s why they have to lie, deceive, and manipulate.


What brought me off the bridge, and what may bring many of you off the cliff, is to view the battle less of a political battle, Republican verses Democrat, Liberal or Conservative, but a battle of ideology – a battle between the Progressive, socialistic, or what Goldwater called governmental-paternalism, when the government provides the people with the basics and govern their lives.  That ideology verses the Americanistic, or Conservative, ideology of self-reliance, personal responsibility, and the belief in God.  The former denotes a position of weakness, dependency, and an economically impoverish consciousness.  While the latter denotes a position of strength, independency, and an economically resilient consciousness.

As I reported in my September article, This Year’s Election Will Be between Those Who Cherish Personal Freedom and Morality, and Those Who Do Not, “The ultimate choice is that of the U.S citizens and the American people whether we believe that rights and freedoms is the venue of the government or of the people.  Whether we are to be destined to live within the plantation of the collective mind or free to prosper or fail limited only by one’s own dreams and choices as free-minded individuals.  Or whether we reinvigorate our uniquely American belief that our rights come from God and not from man and that it is we the people who give life to the government and not the government that gives life to the people.” It really doesn’t matter what actors are put before us to represent the supposed Parties, it comes down to who speaks to the ideology that rings truest to the voter’s hearts – whether it is freedom or paternalism.  At the end of the day it is up to us to decide.