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February 23, 2012

The New Blacklist by Pat Buchanan on – A Syndicate Of Talent

My days as a political analyst at MSNBC have come to an end.

After 10 enjoyable years, I am departing, after an incessant clamor from the left that to permit me continued access to the microphones of MSNBC would be an outrage against decency, and dangerous.

The calls for my firing began almost immediately with the Oct. 18 publication of “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?”

A group called Color of Change, whose mission statement says that it “exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice,” claimed that my book espouses a “white supremacist ideology.” Color of Change took particular umbrage at the title of Chapter 4, “The End of White America.”

Media Matters parroted the party line: He has blasphemed!

A Human Rights Campaign that bills itself as America’s leading voice for lesbians, bisexuals, gays and transgendered people said that Buchanan’s “extremist ideas are incredibly harmful to millions of LBGT people around the world.”

Their rage was triggered by a remark to NPR’s Diane Rehm — that I believe homosexual acts to be “unnatural and immoral.”

On Nov. 2, Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League, who has sought to have me censored for 22 years, piled on.

“Buchanan has shown himself, time and again, to be a racist and an anti-Semite,” said Foxman. Buchanan “bemoans the destruction of white Christian America” and says America’s shrinking Jewish population is due to the “collective decision of Jews themselves.”

Well, yes, I do bemoan what Newsweek’s 2009 cover called “The Decline and Fall of Christian America” and editor Jon Meacham described as “The End of Christian America.” After all, I am a Christian.

And what else explains the shrinkage of the U.S. Jewish population by 6 percent in the 1990s and its projected decline by another 50 percent by 2050, if not the “collective decision of Jews themselves”?

Let error be tolerated, said Thomas Jefferson, “so long as reason is left free to combat it.” What Foxman and ADL are about in demanding that my voice be silenced is, in the Jeffersonian sense, intrinsically un-American.

Consider what it is these people are saying.

They are saying that a respected publisher, St. Martin’s, colluded with me to produce a racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic book, and CNN, Fox News, C-SPAN, Fox Business News and the 150 radio shows on which I appeared failed to detect its evil and helped to promote a moral atrocity.

If my book is racist and anti-Semitic, how did Sean Hannity, Erin Burnett, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Megyn Kelly, Lou Dobbs and Ralph Nader miss that? How did Charles Payne, African-American host on Fox radio, who has interviewed me three times, fail to detect its racism?

How did Michael Medved miss its anti-Semitism?

In a 2009 cover story in the Atlantic, “The End of White America?” from which my chapter title was taken, professor Hua Hsu revels in the passing of America’s white majority.

via The New Blacklist by Pat Buchanan on – A Syndicate Of Talent.

February 23, 2012

Frightened Republicans Imploding

Privatize Social Security "Make the Poor Wealthy"

Privatize Social Security "Make the Poor Wealthy"

by Dick McDonald

Fearing opposing cutting taxes and dependency benefits going into a Presidential election Congressional Republicans this week extended the payroll tax cut for the rest of 2012, extended unemployment benefits, stopped Medicare cuts and bent over and took it in the shorts by allowing Democrats to not pay for any of it. So much for the Tea Party revolution, for Conservative values – they are but a distant memory of headier times in 2010.

Now you think Republicans are waffling now, just wait until the Obama fear train starts rolling.  Obama has 185 welfare and dependency programs he will tell you the heartless Republicans will kill. He will trumpet from his bully pulpit that the greedy 1% that the Republicans are protecting don’t care if you are penniless and destitute as long as they can pay 15% in income taxes, have you pay 30% and  live the high life.

Oh I love to hear Republicans howl over how they will bury Obama and Senate Democrats with no plausible plan other than the “death by the sword” draconian cuts to the dependency state.  Folks it’s fun to watch FOX but let’s wake up. When people walk into the voting booth they throw away beliefs and principles and vote their pocketbook.

That is why Congressional Republicans just lost a game of “chicken” to the Democrats. They realize the effect it would have on pocketbook voters.  So what is your answer Republicans?  Waffling Mitt? Saint Santorum? No it is not our Presidential candidate – it is what he is going to do for everyday Americans.  As it stands today that is bumpkus

And don’t give me this drivel about “trickle down” and how the job creators are going to save us. Hell they don’t have $2 trillion of new capital to invest in creating new jobs. And even if they did that would only last for a year. We need new significant new capital each and every year to extricate us from the disaster the Congress has visited upon us.

To create jobs we can’t continue to commit socialist suicide spending borrowed and printed money.  A government can’t spend us into prosperity. They are lousy “investors.” They are in the confiscation business not the investing business.

The American people on the other hand are great investors who have created the world’s most successful and vibrant economy.  Why not let the people use part of their income each year to invest in themselves by investing in the economy? At a trillion a year- each year into the future – the economy would grow faster than the phony Chinese rate. Tens of millions of jobs would be created every couple of years to the point we would be begging the Mexicans to come back to America.

Now you ask where are the American people going to get a trillion dollars of new capital each year to invest in the economy.  The answer is right on your weekly paycheck. They are called payroll taxes and they amount to about a trillion a year. Those taxes put into a personal investment account each taxpayer owns which is immediately invested in the stock market for their working life will not only solve the jobs problem but solve the income equality problem by making every worker and his family millionaires at retirement.

Oh we can afford to pay out the old Social Security and Medicare system beneficiaries too. Hell that would only have been three trillion in the last three years when Obama ran up five trillion of unnecessary debt and saddled our children with it. In three years increased income taxes on a fast growing economy will pay off much of the legacy entitlements.

Conferring wealth on Americans will remedy so many of the country’s and the people’s ills.  See here for a complete analysis.

Republicans must either start throwing carrots at the voters or expect Democrats and the American people to ride you out of town on a rail.

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