Monday, February 9, 2009


It is no secret that American Thinker is one of my favorite websites. I look at it all the time, and recommend you do as well. They have some of the most insightful, well referenced, intelligent articles on the web today. I will probably link to them often.

Today James Lewis at AT wrote one of the best pieces I have ever read, The Rapacity of Odacity, and he does such a fantastic job of highlighting the regressiveness and greed of the class envy celebrated by the Democratic Party and lefties everywhere.

He writes about the idea of the "pie" and how socialists and communists (read: the Democrats today) don't seem to understand that they may be sharing the pie more evenly, but that the pie itself becomes smaller, so there is less to go around altogether!

He also quotes Michelle Obama from a speech:

"The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more."

I wonder who that someone is Michelle? You and Barry? Errmmm....probably not. Considering the Obama's charitable donation records, it is probably another case of rules for thee but not for me. Let us not forget the, what is it now, FOUR Obama nominees who are all guilty of tax evasion as well.

Here's a thought: what if Obama's nominees all paid their taxes honestly, and more liberals and Democrats gave willingly to charity, like Conservatives and Libertarians? Imagine how much more money would be given directly to the needy, rather than flowing through the federal government bureaucracy gauntlet...

Some links to charitable donation statistics:
Who Gives and Who Doesn't?
Peter Schweizer: Liberals Are More Selfish Than Conservatives
A Nation of Givers

Anyway, what I am saying is that all this smearing of Capitalism and our free-markets is insanely wrong, and that when the Obamas and all of the other Democrats start putting their OWN money where their mouths are, at least I'll think they mean it when they say they want to help the needy.


  1. Universal health care, helping the poor, all sorts of good works are not at all what the socialists are really about; their goal and their only goal is CONTROL. This is why they care not one whit for other schemes that can be shown to be more effective in accomplishing their stated goals; those stated goals are not their true goals at all. Control and only control is what they are about.

    Americans have a difficult time accepting this. Most Americans just really don't want to thing anything bad of their neighbors, and certainly not of a large number of their neighbors. But the fact is, many, many Americans have signed on to socialism and its more aggressive brother, communism, almost unconsciously. They have come to believe that we simply have to have the government do all of these things for us. They think that we cannot provide for ourselves any longer, and that the government is the only one that can possibly do this for us. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Government is the problem; government is never, ever, the solution!

  2. You are spreading lies about health care. If you are buying into Betsy McCaughey, I suggest you do some homework as to her conflicts of interest in her rabid opposition to national health care.

    Start here:


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