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After celebrating Tuesday’s takeover of Virginia’s legislature and the Kentucky governorship, the liberal establishment appears poised to crush its biggest threat: the surging candidacy of Elizabeth Warren.

From the tempo and tenor of the attacks, establishment fears of Warren’s success are real — and understandably so.

Two Wednesday polls show Warren running even with Joe Biden nationally. And a new Iowa poll shows Warren in front of the field with 20%, and Biden falling into fourth place with 15%.

The danger for Democrats: While Warren is now the party’s front-runner, they fear she’s a sure loser to Donald Trump in 2020.

And, again, with reason. A recent poll of six battleground states, including Pennsylvania, Florida and Michigan, showed Trump beating or tying Warren in all of them except for Arizona.

Nightmare scenario: Warren wins the nomination, but when her neo-Marxist agenda is exposed, Middle America recoils in horror.

The economic elite is already sounding the alarm.

Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase says Warren “vilifies successful people.” Microsoft founder Bill Gates says her proposals would imperil “innovation” and “capital formation.”

Writing in The New York Times, Obama adviser Steven Rattner describes a Warren presidency as “a terrifying prospect.”

Warren would “extend the reach and weight of the federal government far further into the economy than anything even Franklin Roosevelt dreamed of (and) … turn America’s uniquely successful public-private relationship into a dirigiste European-style system.”

“If you want to live in France” — where half the GDP is controlled by the regime — says Rattner, “Warren should be your candidate.”

What finally shocked anti-Warren liberals into action was her recent revelation of how she intends to pay for her “Medicare for all” plan.

Warren’s plan would require at least $23 trillion more in federal spending over a decade. Other experts say the added costs could run to $32 trillion, raising the U.S. government’s share of the GDP by one-half and abolishing the private health insurance plans of 156 million Americans.

“Many of America’s global champions, like banks and tech giants, would be dismembered,” writes Rattner, “Shale fracking would be banned, which would send oil and natural gas prices soaring and cost millions of Americans their jobs.”

Beyond “Medicare for All,” Warren has other plans. Universal child care and free schooling from pre-kindergarten through college and the cancelation of student loans, plus a new look at reparations for slavery.

How would President Warren pay for all her “plans”?

She would raise the corporate rate to 35% from 21%, and slam a 40% tax on the profits of companies that try to flee the country.

She would raise the capital gains tax, impose new estate taxes, raise Social Security taxes on folks with higher incomes, and confiscate 2% of the wealth of those with $50 million in assets and 3% of the wealth of those with $1 billion, every year.

Writes Politifact: “All told, we counted $7 trillion in new spending over a 10-year period, and that’s without Medicare for All. On the flip side, Warren offered specific tax proposals that came to $4.55 trillion.”

Still, Warren’s socialism is not what her main rivals, all white men, are zeroing in on. They’ve decided to play hardball.

Thursday, under a headline, “Warren Faces Accusations that She’s ‘Angry,’ Which Supporters Say is Sexist,” The Washington Post reported:

“Two of the leading male candidates in the Democratic presidential primary race — Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg — have escalated separate lines of attack as they attempt to counter the field’s most prominent woman: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is antagonistic and angry.”

Warren has a “my way or the highway” approach, said Buttigieg, she is “so absorbed in the fighting that it is as though fighting were the purpose.”

Biden says Warren, who has a real shot at taking the nomination, reflects “an angry unyielding viewpoint that has crept into our politics.”

This is “treacherous,” warns the Post, “given that many Democrats remain upset over what they view as the sexist treatment of Hillary Clinton, the party’s last nominee.”

The Democratic Party today defines itself as an inclusive party of women, gays, Hispanics, African Americans and other people of color.

Yet three months out from the decisive early contests of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, the party is going into the semifinals of its contest for a leader and future president without a single person of color in the final four.

Moreover, the three white males are denigrating and piling on the woman who is the front-runner with attacks on her personality for which conservatives, if they used such tactics, would be charged with “dog-whistling” the white working class.

When one looks at the approval-disapproval rating of the president, re-election appears problematic. When one looks at the Democrats’ agenda and field of candidates, the odds of Trump’s re-election seem a good deal better.

This thing is by no means over.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

Copyright 2019 Creators.com.

 
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  1. getaclue says:

    Seems in France one politician is finally telling the truth as to the vilification of “whitey” and “Migration”…finally:
    https://vladtepesblog.com/2019/11/06/amazing-speech-in-the-french-parliament-where-the-words-are-spoken-aloud-the-great-replacement/

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  2. Eric135 says:

    So which clown will end up being our next puppet president?

    Stay tuned, folks!

    • Agree: Realist
    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  3. Gall says:

    Warren the Fake Indian is about as genuine as a three dollar bill and you can take that to the bank.

    • Replies: @Paw
  4. Gee, when I think Warren, I think…. Obama! Hold on for more “hope & change” people….

  5. Jason Liu says:

    I’m not a white male and Warren constantly sounds like the angry girlfriend who’s about to burst into tears.

    Shrill white female policy wonks are extremely disliked by black and brown men, btw. It’s why they didn’t turn out for Hillary. Warren’s even worse.

  6. Renoman says:

    I expect they’ll just shoot her.

  7. El Dato says:

    Writing in The New York Times, Obama adviser Steven Rattner describes a Warren presidency as “a terrifying prospect.”

    Warren would “extend the reach and weight of the federal government far further into the economy than anything even Franklin Roosevelt [dontcha mean Obama?] dreamed of (and) … turn America’s uniquely successful public-private relationship into a dirigiste European-style system.”

    “Dirigiste European-style system” and “America’s uniquely successful public-private relationship” my ass. These two things don’t exist.

    “If you want to live in France” — where half the GDP is controlled by the regime — says Rattner, “Warren should be your candidate.”

    Oh, France has a “regime” now. JDAMs when?

    Living in France is not so bad if you are living outside the Diversity Zones. Although…

    France – Govnmt spending hovers at ~60% GDP

    https://tradingeconomics.com/france/government-spending-to-gdp

    US – Govnmt spending hovers at ~40% GDP

    https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/government-spending-to-gdp

    Some more:

    Germany – Govnmt spending hovers at ~40% GDP

    https://tradingeconomics.com/germany/government-spending-to-gdp

    Sweden – Govnmt spending hovers at ~50% GDP

    https://tradingeconomics.com/sweden/government-spending-to-gdp

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Curmudgeon
  8. Paul says:

    Warren would “extend the reach and weight of the federal government far further into the economy than anything even Franklin Roosevelt dreamed of (and) … turn America’s uniquely successful public-private relationship into a dirigiste European-style system.”

    “Uniquely successful public-private relationship? lol
    Successful for whom? Pat, try to pay attention!

  9. Warren is the one the Dems should pick over Biden (an obvious loser). Middle America may recoil from neo-Marxism, but maybe the demographics have been changed enough for it to fly anyway?

    As for the Billionaires … the same ones who support the PC agenda, mass 3rd world immigration and forced diversity … well gee, feeling uneasy are they?

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  10. Warren does not promote socialism, which is an economic system in which the means of production belong to the government. She proposes nationalizing no company. She wants a welfare state. Why don’t people learn what words mean?

    • Replies: @Paul
    , @MB
    , @TTSSYF
    , @HallParvey
  11. Communism here we come.
    Rabbits charge forth from the warren—
    Hungry IRS roam
    Looking for carrots, make barren.

  12. @Jason Liu

    Sometimes men of color have more common sense than us whiteys. Another good example is that they are much more opposed to gay marriage and the gay agenda. How could either Warren or Mayor Pete hope to get the nomination without a majority of the black vote, among whom they are very unpopular?

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  13. Since none of the current candidates are palatable to the elites (well, Biden was before that senility thing came to light) it appears that old Michael Bloomberg may be ready to suit up (at least that’s being reported). He’s got the billions to fund his own campaign, and most in the know acknowledge that, unlike the current occupant, he was a pretty good mayor for NYC.

    On the minus side he’s the same age as Biden (IOW too old) and a white male, if you include Jews. As more of a centrist, he could beat Trump. Problem is, will he be able to get AOC’s stamp of approval? And what would it say to the rest of the country if you have two NYC billionaires squaring off against each other?

  14. TGD says:

    Why do Sanders and Warren propose “Medicare for all?” If they were real socialists, they would propose the creation of a “national health service,” as in the UK.

    Medicare is 1. “fee for service,” the medical insurance payment model prone to waste, fraud and abuse. and 2. “usual and customary,” which eliminates competition. In the UK, the specialists are on salary and the GPs contract with the NHS for their services. The NHS also provides dental care. Private medical insurance is also available for those who opt out of the NHS.

    Last time I checked, the entire health care bill amounted to 9.5% of the UK’s GDP. In the USA, it’s 19% and on its way to 20%.

    You can’t control costs with “fee for service” and “usual and customary.” That’s why the price of “Obamacare” is skyrocketing

    • Agree: follyofwar
    • Replies: @Paul
    , @Skeptikal
  15. Paul says:
    @Frederick V. Reed

    You, of course, are right. Not even Sweden is socialist. Volvo, for example, is a private company. In the United States, even the “defense” contractors on the government dole (the warfare state) are privately owned. What Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders actually favor is not socialism but rather an expanded social welfare system.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  16. Mr. Grey says:
    @Jason Liu

    Most of the Democrats, at least the leading ones, all sound hysterical. Not aggressive- just out of control emotionally. Not the kind of person I would trust dealing with other world leaders. I think a lot of Tulsi’s appeal, or respect from people who don’t agree with her policies, is how calm and confident she appears when discussing issues. Warren reminds me of the class bookworm with greasy hair who gets the attention of the ‘cool’ kids and it’s gone to her head.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  17. nebulafox says:

    Warren has three things going against her candidacy. One that speaks well for her, one that speaks against her, and one that isn’t anything on her personally, but is just reality.

    1) The Silicon Valley oligarchs detest and fear her. And if you don’t think they are going to get their way in the end, you don’t know the DNC.

    2) She has a very shrill, school-marmish vibe that would be easy pickings for TweetMan.

    3) Her main appeal is to America’s progressive upper-middle class in places like the suburbs of Boston. They dominate the Democratic Party to an unprecedented extent, particularly in terms of zeitgeist, because they’ve demographically exploded in the last couple of decades, being the main winners of the new economy. But they still aren’t the whole show.

    Now, Tulsi Gabbard: she could beat the crap out of Trump. Her anti-SV bona fides are just as solid as Warren’s, she lacks the “your elementary school VP reincarnated” feel that’s going to turn a lot of men off, and she’s got a lot more cross-demographic appeal. Yes, she’s nuts on immigration, but party politics demands that for Democrats as much as Republican orthodoxy demands yet more tax breaks for billionaires, and I suspect privately she’d be far more reasonable than some other potential candidates. But she’s never going to get nominated, in part because she could win an election.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  18. Paul says:
    @TGD

    Overhead for Medicare is much lower than for the private insurance model of the United States. No where else in the world is there significant public pressure to copy the U.S. model.

  19. nebulafox says:
    @RichardTaylor

    Legacy Middle America is going to go with whoever has the most chance of disrupting Business-As-Usual in the Beltway Blob, regardless of party, race, sex, qualification to be POTUS, or just about anything. As Trump has by and large failed to be the change agent desired, they’ll probably be open to an alternative of any kind. Warren has some serious obstacles ahead of her, as I mention above, but that doesn’t mean she can’t, particularly if she chooses to focus more on Trump’s coziness with Goldman Sachs over transgenderism.

    Americans are far more willing to support left-wing socioeconomics than most people think: I’d estimate your average voter is more economically left-wing and culturally right-wing-as defined by modern American politics-than our elites. You’ve just got to sell it differently than you would to Europeans because, you know, cultural differences and a different national psyche. Legacy Americans are more individualistic and more allergic to being controlled, for better or for worse. Successful left-wing politicians in American history know that and adjust their platforms and rhetoric accordingly.

    (For most groups of immigrants, the dynamic is likely going to be similar as it was 120 years ago: the first generation might be more willing to accept the patronage model, but their descendants more often than not will become Americanized, especially as intermarriage becomes increasingly common. Yeah, sure, the PC police want to prevent assimilation, but that’s having a limited degree of success.)

    That, and the Democrats open themselves up to ridicule on things like advocating moree immigration and free trade. More of those benefit employers, not labor, no matter how you dress it up. The voters can be stupid. They aren’t that stupid.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  20. @El Dato

    Living in France is not so bad if you are living outside the Diversity Zones.

    Neither is living in America. Or anywhere else.

  21. @nebulafox

    Americans are far more willing to support left-wing socioeconomics than most people think:

    So which candidate’s policies are most likely to leave Soros broke and dead?

    • Agree: Rurik
    • Replies: @nebulafox
  22. nebulafox says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    As things stand? None of them. (Don’t worry, though, The Donald will be sure to dole out another tax cut!) America hasn’t reached the point of having a Sulla figure yet, not for a lack of trying by our current ruling class. That day is coming if a course correction isn’t made soon, though.

    If I had to make the ever-so-tired comparison to Rome, I’d say we’re at the point after the Third Punic War, but slightly before the Gracchi.

  23. Rurik says:

    Writing in The New York Times, Obama adviser Steven Rattner describes a Warren presidency as “a terrifying prospect.”

    why does it give me tingles up my leg when an Obama advisor in the NYT seems ‘terrified’?

    “Many of America’s global champions, like banks and tech giants, would be dismembered,” writes Rattner, “Shale fracking would be banned,

    it’s gone from tingles to a veritable boehner

    slam a 40% tax on the profits of companies that try to flee the country.

    She would raise the capital gains tax, impose new estate taxes, raise Social Security taxes on folks with higher incomes, and confiscate 2% of the wealth of those with $50 million in assets and 3% of the wealth of those with $1 billion, every year.

    perhaps the most disturbing thing that happened to me this year, was when I found myself in agreement with Bill Maher! When Maher had said he was glad that one of those Koch brothers had, at long last met his reward [in Hell]. (one down..)

    Taxing the investment classes’ capital gains at a lower rate than what the working poor pay on their payroll taxes, I’ve always considered a vicious mockery of justice and fairness. Jamie Diamond pays less on his millions than a janitor pays on his meager subsistence wages. That’s the reason they built those wonderful machines.

    Biden says Warren, who has a real shot at taking the nomination, reflects “an angry unyielding viewpoint that has crept into our politics.”

    Biden: Trump has “fanned the flames of white supremacy in this nation,” obviously attempting to directly link the President to the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

    “The danger that Donald Trump and the alt-right pose to this nation isn’t hypothetical,” Biden added.

    He’s basically calling all Republicans – neo-Nazis and “white supremacists”. And then blames Trump and Warren for ‘fanning the angry flames’ of divisive politics.

    It’s like CNN and MSNBC screeching that Trump and his supporters are ‘racists!’ and ‘Nazis!’ who want to kill and enslave all POC, and also, ‘why is he trying so hard to divide this country along racial lines?!

  24. ricpic says:

    How are the powers that be in the Democrat Party going to stop Warren? They can’t go the super delegate route this time around. I’m pretty sure she’ll be their candidate. And given how many white suburban matrons can’t stand that nasty Mr. Trump I think there’s a good chance our next president will be the raving commie.

  25. @Paul

    That’s the biggest problem in the USA – the greedy defense contractors are privately owned, so need constant war to build more bombs to keep the profits flowing. If there is one place where there should not be a profit motive it should be in the war (er. defense) industry.

    BTW, Bernie Sanders has always called himself a “democratic socialist,” not a social welfare democrat. He was always an independent and only joined the democrat party so he could run for president as a democrat. If given the chance, I have no doubt that Sanders would like to nationalize the Means of Production.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  26. @nebulafox

    “But she’s never going to get nominated, in part because she could win an election.”

    Being a little conspiratorial there, aren’t you, nebulafox? Something is indeed fishy at the crooked DNC regarding Tulsi. I have no doubt that, if the polls were anywhere close to fair and accurate, she’d be polling at over twice what they are saying. Perhaps those still close to Hillary, and pining for her to make another run, are cooking the books, just as they did last time when they cheated old Bernie.

    Voters should realize, but they don’t, that the president has little to no power over the domestic economy, other than as a cheerleader. The area where the president has real power, the power of life and death, is as Commander-in-Chief of the military. War veteran Gabbard understands this.

    Can any sentient being visualize school marm Warren, with her ticks and nervous mannerisms, in that role? Tulsi, OTOH, has a lot of cachet and a calm, poised charisma. If there is any woman out there with the gonads to lead the world’s most powerful military, it’s her.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  27. Skeptikal says:
    @getaclue

    Wow. Thanks for that.
    Glad to see that he called out the elitist stance of Fine for you, not for me.

    I see this in the US as well.
    My liberal friends think that taxpayers in Chicago and Wisconsin should be happy to foot the bill for ESL for 50% of the children now in the school system who don’t speak English.

    Meanwhile these folk live in a rarefied all-white intellectual enclave on Cape Cod.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  28. Hard to imagine voters liking Warren with more exposure to her. Like Harris, she’s a post-menopausal woman who has a suite of personality traits that are a turnoff to male voters: smug, condescending, knows-it-all, scolding, and indignant all rolled into one. It can’t help but remind a lot of guys of their mother-in-law or first wife. Add to that policy proposals that are in some cases truly out on the kook fringe, and all of a sudden Trump’s chances don’t look so bad. Tulsi is the only female candidate that does not share those traits, but then…hey, wait a minute, what would Heartiste/Roissy have to say here?

    • Disagree: TTSSYF
  29. Skeptikal says:
    @TGD

    “Medicare is 1. “fee for service,” the medical insurance payment model prone to waste, fraud and abuse. ”

    This is so true.
    You go to the doc for something simple and they pad the services with stuff you didn’t ask for. But you can’t quite cut it short because you get onto their carousel and cna’t get off. And then the bills are sky-high for unnec. services. It is really a scam. You have to pay for the first $189 per year, and after that the insurance is paying. But all the while the practitioners are padding, padding padding services you do not need.

    There is no incentive to keep to the basics. On the contrary, the incentives are to pile on unneeded services. After one particular visit to an eye practice, after I had been ground through three different practitioners before I actually saw a doc, or the doc saw me, I was in the end told to go and get some eye drops at Walmart!! Teh overheads on these bloated practices have to be enormous, and it is all coming out of Medicare and the “top-up” gap insurance from, say, Blue Cross and blue Shield, which are basically enormous ATMs for these bloated practices. Where is the ophthalmologist of yore (actually on Park Ave., NYC), who ran a one-man show and the receptionist was his wife. Very simple and straightforward.

    Medicare for All is not National Health, and the latter is what we need.
    But Medicare for All is the closest we have yet come in this country (and also veterans’ medical benefits) to an insurance scheme that does avoid someone becoming poverty stricken if stricken with a serious medical situation. I am rarely ill—most years I don’t even tap into my Medicare benefit at all—but one year I did have to have two melanoma excisions. It would have ruined me if I hadn’t been covered by Medicare parts A and B.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  30. Skeptikal says:
    @Mr. Grey

    Warren does not appeal to me.
    She sure doesn’t look “presidential.”
    I do agree with some of her policies. But I think she needs an image makeover, or she will never be accepted as a serious candidate. She needs to get a few decent suits, silk shirts, scarves, and a better hairdo. We are no longer carrying a book bag on a leafy campus in the Northeast!!

  31. ‘… She would raise the corporate rate to 35% from 21%, and slam a 40% tax on the profits of companies that try to flee the country.

    She would raise the capital gains tax, impose new estate taxes, raise Social Security taxes on folks with higher incomes, and confiscate 2% of the wealth of those with $50 million in assets and 3% of the wealth of those with $1 billion, every year…’

    Yeah, yeah…but will she love Israel the bestest? Isn’t that the important question?

    • LOL: davidgmillsatty
    • Replies: @nebulafox
  32. Technomad says:

    Fauxahontas the Cherokee Princess is Hillary, the Sequel. The core Democrat constituencies who stayed home rather than vote for Hillary aren’t going to turn out for her clone.

  33. Paw says:
    @Gall

    Am sure she has no abilities to do whatever. But it sounds good. Like they did it in Australia before.
    They promise ,they has to . Lies.
    It gets deep down in a big swamp. Sure.

  34. Slash the bloated military-surveillance budget of the US by 80% and join the happy family of developed nations with medicare, food and housing for all.
    Its not that complicated, and certainly not evil.

  35. MB says: • Website
    @Frederick V. Reed

    Socialism= govt. control of the economy.
    Of which the subset is:
    Fascism = indirect govt. control of the economy i.e. what we have now/corporatism/crony capitalism etc.
    Communism = direct govt. ownership of the means of production/companies etc.
    IOW college level and high school level socialism.

    (HT Tom Rose, Grove City College Economics prof. )

  36. @Skeptikal

    Meanwhile these folk live in a rarefied all-white intellectual enclave on Cape Cod.

    I’m North of Boston, but I travel out to the Cape, to Nahant, Marblehead, the Vineyard here and there for weddings, parties and whatnot. They’re all wonderfully White, peaceful, friendly places where you can lose your street paranoia. I’m under no illusions as to the long-term prospects of the races, but for the natives of those towns and regions, it’s easy to imagine diversity in a loving light if you have no crimes and hassle that the diversity they celebrate brings when close by.

    Don’t knock the all-White intellectual enclave, at least you know they aren’t playing the knockout game.

  37. donut says:

    The platform of every political party is to deny gravity .

  38. Yall have seen the Karen Meme, look it up, we all know one or ten and every one of them is a bitch. Here’s Karen:

    Its a type, easily identified by their hair. Liz Warren is one of them:

    They should be the cover girl shots for Cunts-R-Us. They aren’t women, they’re monsters, devoid of any femininity, they are critters pretending to the strength of men, even as they are protected and nurtured at every turn by men. They are 80% of the female population. And they have no value whatsoever as men and they’re lousy women, pests on two legs. Their only purpose is to hector and harangue. They are less than zero in their value.

    “Karen”. Look her up.

  39. TTSSYF says:
    @Frederick V. Reed

    Her expanded welfare state would result in an economic system in which the means of production of more than 50% of the economy would belong to the government. It walks and quacks like a socialist duck, so it doesn’t really matter what it’s called.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  40. TTSSYF says:
    @follyofwar

    Yes, a lot of black men claim to oppose the gay agenda, but more than a few are on the down low.

  41. Elisabeth Warren is worse than Hillary Clinton. She is a political crackpot. Her invented “Indian” decent should make her unelectable because she only fawns on Hispanics, Blacks, Brown, and any people of color except whites. This racism must be discouraged by not only white voters but also by voters of color. Forget about her economic proposals; they are worse than the five-year-plans of the former Soviet Union. Warren is the best recipe for defeat in 2020. Trump vs. Warren would be a replicate of Reagan vs. Carter in 1980.

    • Replies: @davidgmillsatty
  42. TTSSYF says:
    @follyofwar

    There’s every bit a profit motive in government. What would you call the routine practice of government agencies in rushing to spend every last dime of their annual budget at the end of the year, even if nothing is needed, so they avoid having their budget reduced in the next year? I call that a profit motive.

  43. @Jim Christian

    Someone on Heartiste once called that “Karen” hairstyle in the first picture the “I’d-like-to-speak-to-the-manager-please” hairdo.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  44. At this rate, within 3 months there won’t be a Buchanan column title not ending in a question mark. “Will Pat Buchanan Announce His Transition to Female?”

    Noticed it a couple of months ago, and now just chuckle at the tired chucklehead’s “provocative” baloney. He needs to museum his spurs. Was a good run.

  45. TTSSYF says:
    @Jim Christian

    Too bad there isn’t a “Disgusting Woman-Hater” button to click. And of course, Unz would need to allow more than three clicks on it in eight hours. More like 30, just to keep up.

  46. @Frederick V. Reed

    Why don’t people learn what words mean?

    In a perfect world, individual understanding of the meaning of any individual word varies from person to person. That can lead to misunderstanding in communication, without trying to do so.

    When you throw in deliberate efforts to fool somebody, you wind up with cheats, scoundrels and criminals. And politicians.

    means of production belong to the government.

    In a country where you are required to pay real estate taxes to the state, where you are required to have a permit to operate a lemonade stand, everything already belongs to the government. Private ownership is delusion. Everything you own is at the sufferance of the government.

    It’s called a permit for a reason.

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  47. @HallParvey

    Correct, even without noting his arbitrarily tight “definition” of socialism. We’re boiled frogs.

    Fred’s last words:
    http://stonetoss.com/comic/marxmen/

  48. @Eric135

    So which clown will end up being our next puppet president?

    Why don’t posters who say things like that _also_ criticize the judges that have blocked Trump’s programs and the efforts to distract Trump with impeachment?

    Counterinsurgency

  49. @TTSSYF

    Her expanded welfare state would result in an economic system in which the means of production of more than 50% of the economy would belong to the government. It walks and quacks like a socialist duck, so it doesn’t really matter what it’s called.

    Agreed–labels are just not relevant for this zombified beast.

    .gov will pretend to govern, doctors will pretend to deliver medicare care, workers will pretend to work, and everyone will focus on running scams of one sort or another.

    Americans claim they like capitalism, but what they really like is making money, one way or the other–and they are _very_ good at it. Once they figure out the new rules, watch out….

  50. @TTSSYF

    Too bad there isn’t a “Disgusting Woman-Hater” button to click.

    Know what the difference is between now and even a couple of years ago? When I call out the depravities of modern American Feminism as practiced in Academia and politics, hell, the entire society ruined by it all, your calling that woman-hating doesnt work anymore, never did with me anyway. More and more, you’ll see, when your depravities are called out by men, your weakling response is mere seen as just a surrender on your part. You can’t deny the destruction of the Western world, so you say I hate women for noticing.

    It isn’t enough we tolerated the onset of all this. But when you say I’m to be happy about the destruction you’ve wrought, all I can say is piss off. Your feminist contributions weren’t worth the cost.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  51. @Johnny Smoggins

    I immediately thought of that cunt Britt McHenry at the towing shop. Ultimate Karen behavior. Here’s Britt now:

  52. @El Dato

    America’s uniquely successful public-private relationship

    Uniquely successful = fleecing the public purse by subcontracting to party donors.

  53. @TTSSYF

    Yeah, too bad there isn’t a RAVING RETARD tag. I have to waste a TROLL tag on you for lack of the proper tag.

    • LOL: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  54. @Jason Liu

    I guess that threatens them. They want women they can control? True?

  55. @Jim Christian

    Sounds like someone who just never got anywhere with women. Women are not obligated to like men anymore than men are obligated to like women.

    • Agree: TTSSYF
    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  56. @Ludwig Watzal

    She does have native American DNA. Deal with it. Maybe not as much as she thought, but she has some. Probably most white Americans who have had ancestors who have been here for centuries have some, but only a small fraction of their DNA. And native Americans have no more right to tell her that she is not one of them anymore than the Irish, Scottish or English have the right to tell me I am not one of them, if my DNA says that is the case.

  57. nebulafox says:
    @follyofwar

    >Voters should realize, but they don’t, that the president has little to no power over the domestic economy, other than as a cheerleader.

    The President has the ability to appoint who he wants to the Fed, Cabinet appointees, etc. That’s not the same thing as absolute control, but that’s also not nothing.

    As I mentioned, the atmosphere within the DNCs right now is disturbingly akin to where the Republicans were in 2012. The GOP, as you’ll recall, genuinely thought that in the context of the worst economic atmosphere since the Great Depression (and one where America’s elites were vastly enriching themselves during the meltdown), that nominating a top-level bankster and tacking on a Randist as his running mate was going to eject Obama from the White House. Obama was far from the most popular President who embarked on a re-election campaign, but the Republicans failed to realize that anti-Obama sentiment, while real, was nowhere near strong enough to get away with their ideological fantasies, least of all when the radioactive memory of George W. Bush was still strong in people’s minds.

    There’s a similar dynamic developing within the DNC. As far as I can tell, anti-Trump sentiment-and an increasingly breathless, visibly irrational form of it-is going to be the main pillar of Democratic talking points, and they are counting on it being so strong that they can get away with nominating anybody they like. That didn’t work for the GOP in 2012, and unless Trump really screws the pooch (something far from impossible), it is not going to work here. They are overplaying their hand. Most voters open to persuasion are willing to believe Trump is petty, incompetent, and corrupt. They are probably not going to buy that he’s a white supremacist or a fascist or a Russian spy, though, because… well, he’s not, anymore than Obama was a Kenyan Muslim socialist, and voters don’t like having their intelligence insulted. And the MSM’s open alignment with Democratic talking points is going to provide as much gristle to the Trumpian propaganda mill as the GOP’s embrace of Dubya’s legacy did in 2012. Journalists seem not to understand how detested they’ve become, as a profession.

    I don’t think a Warren victory is impossible, but that’s more because Trump is so visibly politically incompetent rather than the Democrats giving her a positive base to work from. What goes on in the primaries where the base has to be appeased is going to be something she’ll have to overcome, not something that will bolster her. Romney tried to walk away from the birthers and Iran-hawks, but easier said than done, especially with Obama’s propagandists eager to remind everybody…

    (As an aside, I don’t get the negative association with the word “propaganda”. For Pete’s sake, companies, advertisers, newspapers, they do it every day.)

  58. nebulafox says:
    @Colin Wright

    >Yeah, yeah…but will she love Israel the bestest? Isn’t that the important question?

    For the Democrats? Not anymore. An openly pro-Palestinian stance is unlikely at this stage, but guys like Schumer aren’t going to be around in a couple of decades, and by that point, all bets will be off. Younger American Jews don’t identify with Israel like their parents did.

    America’s politics will likely resemble Europe’s. The left will support the anti-colonial “oppressed” Palestinians. There will be pro-Israeli sentiment on the right, but given the more secular future the American right is looking forward to, it’ll be based on perceived interests and a mutually implicit hostility toward Islam, not out of an expectation that Jesus is going to pop up in Jerusalem. This is a long way in the future, but it is what we are looking towards.

    The Israelis know it, too: why else have they been so eager to get on good terms with Russia and China and India and vast parts of Africa over the last few decades?

  59. ‘… The Israelis know it, too: why else have they been so eager to get on good terms with Russia and China and India and vast parts of Africa over the last few decades?’

    That strikes me as pretty futile.

    On the one hand, no foreign policy influenced by morality could countenance supporting Israel; on the other hand, any foreign policy based on self-interest would opt for currying favor with the world’s Muslim states.

    Once Israel loses its ability to manipulate the United States — or once the US ceases to be global hegemon — Israel is a dead duck.

  60. TTSSYF says:
    @Jim Christian

    I’m not a rabid feminist in the least and don’t disagree with much of what you say. I just don’t like women referred to as “cunts”.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  61. TTSSYF says:
    @Twodees Partain

    Excuse me for not liking when a man resorts to calling women “cunts” when trying to make his point. What you are too stupid to realize is that you and I are not that far apart in what we think. We are basically on the same side of the political divide, but you are so convinced of your superior intellect that you can’t see it and hit the “Troll” button in your irrational anger.

    I am no raving feminist and actually despise modern feminism. I grew up in a male-dominated household where my opinion was not given the time of day; nevertheless, I work in a male-dominated field and like and respect the men I work with. In fact, I understand men more than the typical woman, because of my upbringing, and cut them a great deal of slack with their frequent insensitive, off-hand comments that would cause the average woman today to run to the human resources department to file a complaint. I simply do not like the vulgar terms and generalizations. What’s wrong with making your point in a more respectful manner? Might “Jim Christian” be more persuasive if he did?

  62. Bill Gate’s should be taxed very heavily as punishment for stealing the wealth of the Native Born White American Working Class…If Bill Gates doesn’t like this….We will send him to the Sudan for the rest of his life…..

  63. @davidgmillsatty

    She does have native American DNA. Deal with it. Maybe not as much as she thought, but she has some. Probably most white Americans who have had ancestors who have been here for centuries have some, but only a small fraction of their DNA.

    That’s not really the issue.

    It’s more that she built her career on being a (fraudulent) minority professor and actually lectured people on White privilege.

    You see White people get this special level of privilege and that’s why she faked being non-White for a career advantage.

    It’s really not any different than that Spokane chick that faked being Black to get a job in the NAACP.

  64. Saxon says:
    @davidgmillsatty

    Sharing a lot of DNA with a banana doesn’t make you a banana. We can do this one of two ways; We can use a DNA test, or we can just go by the old tried and true method that tends to match up quite well with a DNA test of seeing how much someone looks and acts like you. Having some tiny trace amounts or even just half doesn’t really make you part of a people.

  65. @davidgmillsatty

    I got my lots of women long before the general decline of the slobs known today as young women. Who wants to do more than sleep with 90% of the women of age these days? Oh! LOOK who I’m talking to! Getting anywhere the average sloppy, feminist blob n’ slob oughtn’t be a goal for any young man. Not getting those girls is no dishonor, getting them is.

  66. @TTSSYF

    I just don’t like women referred to as “cunts”.

    Well quit acting like one. Calling out your depravities doesn’t make me a woman-hater. Calling me a woman hater for pointing out the decline and why however, makes you a cunt or cuntish at the very least. Don’t much care if you like it. Do you know the filth that comes out of the mouths of women today? And you think the C-word is bad? Women dodge accountability with labels and names, or think they do. More and more, those who notice couldn’t care less. That must panic feminists. Feminists should take care of their tranny-problem and focus less on the regular men who call them out on their cowardice and projections.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  67. TTSSYF says:
    @Jim Christian

    I don’t disagree with the gist of what you’re saying. I am repulsed by the militant feminist agenda and whole “woman power” thing (see my response to TP). It’s not surprising that men are starting to push back after decades of being made out to be little more than oppressors, rapists, etc. However, in my opinion, your vulgarity in expressing your anger with the damage the radical feminist agenda has done to this country is no better than the filth that comes out of women’s mouths today that I presume disgusts you. Personally, I don’t work around or socialize with such women (they wouldn’t last one day at my company if they let fly with anything like that), and I don’t watch enough TV to see it there, either, so I wouldn’t know. But I’ll take your word for it.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  68. @davidgmillsatty

    Please listen to the original Elizabeth Warren video on this issue:

    Her lies are so good that they are persuasive even when you know they are lies.

    That is a serious sociopath in action.

    Listen to the video again.

    And again.

    And again.

    Then you will understand….just how dangerous she is..to everyone…including you.

    • Agree: TTSSYF
  69. Wally says:
    @davidgmillsatty

    said:
    “She does have native American DNA. Deal with it.””

    LOL

    Humans have 99% chimpanzee DNA.

    Deal with it.

  70. Wally says:
    @davidgmillsatty

    said:
    “She does have native American DNA. Deal with it.”

    Wrong.

    Deal with this:

    Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Test Included 0% Actual Native American DNA:
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/10/15/elizabeth-warren-dna-test-included-0-actual-native-american-dna/

  71. MarkinLA says:
    @Skeptikal

    Medicare is making a big push to get everybody on HMO plans. In southern California you can save thosands on drug costs just by being in one that covers Part A, B and D.

  72. MarkinLA says:
    @davidgmillsatty

    The Cherokee Nation says she ain’t. Good enough for me.

  73. @TTSSYF

    However, in my opinion, your vulgarity in expressing your anger with the damage the radical feminist agenda has done to this country is no better than the filth that comes out of women’s mouths today that I presume disgusts you.

    I pointed OUT the filth and actions that come from feminism. I’m not angry, I’m not disgusted, it’s all routine. Stop projecting. Trust me, American/Western women are of a depravity no patriarchy would have permitted until the present day. Men back then knew if you let women get a toehold, the society is finished. Women brought their troubles on themselves. They turned a chivalrous patriarchy into a weakened group of man-pussies and then complain the men are no good.

    I’m here to point it out. And YOU don’t like it and so instead of showing us all the GOOD feminism is done, as usual, you call me vulgar, misogynist, sexist and the rest. Then you project your rage onto me as if I give a shit. Oh, and the vulgarity of the word cunt is roses and blossoms compared to what you feminists call me when I point out your depravities. When you little ladies are reduced to labels and name-calling, I already know the argument is over. You can’t defend feminist orthodoxy. It’s societal ruin. But gad DAMN it makes you feminists happy! So happy, you get your little dopamine fix (the operant word when it comes to women these days is DOPE) and think you made a dent. You didn’t. Men are wise to you. Probably too late, but many are. It would be best for women overall to lay off the White men. We’re all that stands between women and some dark-ass violent immigrants from the NEW patriarchy you ladies are so desperate for from Hispania, Africa and all over the Middle East. Thin Sweden and Norway and Germany! Diversity is your strength! If you like being raped by a train of Pakistanis,

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  74. TTSSYF says:

    You say you’re not angry. Okay, I’ll accept that. In return, maybe you can accept it when I say I am NOT a feminist, and I recognize the damage militant feminism has done to the country and don’t defend feminist orthodoxy. In fact, I despise it. And I wouldn’t come to this website every day if I thought “diversity is our strength”, and all you have to do is read through some of my past comments to know that. I’ve never voted for a Dem in my life and never will.

    I know the white Western male is reaching his limit, and I don’t blame him / you. In fact, I would go so far as to say I agree with you that women in this country should never have been given the vote. So I’ll quit trying to get you lay off the vulgar epithets if you’ll quit trying to lay the militant feminist label on me.

  75. Honestly the idea of taxing wealth is something I find interesting in terms of the economy. Obviously warren is at least 3% communist based on her policy, but I’m interested to see what it will do to cashflow in America in terms of increasing investment and therefore business opportunities from people affected by the tax (after all they want to at least break even). I suspect that most “super rich folks” are already investing most of their money anyways given the specific type of person it take to reach that mark. (I say super rich folks instead of millionaires because if you actually tally assets there are actually a lot more millionaires than you would expect in america between the house and the cottage and the 3 cars that seem to be the american dream) But maybe it will produce a minor economic boom in america, You never know.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  76. MarkinLA says:
    @PseudonymicHandle

    What do you do when in order to get that 6 billion dollars Gates needs to pay his taxes, he has to sell 6 billion worth of stock and so do other billionaires. That selling may well trigger a significant sell-off which would reduce Gates fortune by 15%. Will Gates get a tax refund since he paid 6 billion on what is now an 80 billion dollar fortune.

  77. Cato says:

    The Democratic Party today defines itself as an inclusive party of women, gays, Hispanics, African Americans and other people of color.

    Unfortunately, I am none of the above. Which I guess means that I am not included in the “inclusive” party.

  78. @TTSSYF

    You’re right, I’d click the “Disgusting-Woman Hater” button.
    Oh what a difference a hyphen makes 😉

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  79. TTSSYF says:
    @RadicalCenter

    How can I be right, when that’s not what I wrote?

    Unz should cut to the chase and just have a button that says “C**t”. Don’t bother with any witty replies signaling your whole-hearted agreement, as I won’t be coming back to these comments.

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