by baldilocks

Don’t get it twisted; not a Godwin’s Law violation

Countless times, I’ve seen the assertion that Republicans don’t “care about” black people, starting well before Kanye West’s infamous opinion about George W. Bush in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It’s a notion that sits on very many questionable foundations. I’m not talking about the assertion that Republicans don’t care about black people, but the notion that they should, as if the caring is a good thing.

Conversely, it’s often expressly stated that Democrats do “care about” black people. But aside from what that care entails, why should any government entity care about me? I smell paternalism.

Now, unlike the Social Justice Warriors, I have nothing again paternalism in its proper context: God the Father, individual fatherhood, grandfathers, pastors, etc. Government and political parties, however, placed into that framework tend to ring all my tyranny bells. I mean, it isn’t as if government or leaders of government haven’t sought to insert themselves into the categories that I listed above, once or dozens of times.

In fact, in this country, government has, indeed, put itself in the place of individual fathers. And the generational results of this “care” have been catastrophic for black citizens, and, increasingly, for all Americans.

So, when a Democrat tells me that Republicans don’t “care,” about me, I feel a sense of relief which most of them can’t imagine. I don’t want Republicans—or Democrats—to care about me. I want them to do the jobs listed in the Constitution and I want them to stay out of the way as I try to care for myself.

But, as I’ve said before, the notion of government and political party as succor—as parent—is almost too ingrained into the psyches of all Americans and especially, black ones. The idea is so well indoctrinated into black American minds that anyone white who repudiates this notion is considered a racist and any black person, a race traitor.

We are interfering with the gravy train.

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Why do you not understand what I am saying? Because you cannot bear to hear my word.

You belong to your father the devil and you willingly carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks in character, because he is a liar and the father of lies.

But because I speak the truth, you do not believe me.



There has been an avalanche of talk (but almost none by the MSM) on the Wikileaks revelations concerning the Democrats/Clinton campaign and the attempt to co-op, infiltrate and take out the Catholic Church for it to be remade in it’s own image, if you listen to EWTN radio you simply can’t miss it.

But all these revelations brought me back to the days when the Satanic Temple was planning their black mass at Harvard, In one of the many updates to my primary post I liked to Mark Shea who absolutely nailed it:

Demonstrating once again the back-handed compliment that the devil always pays to Jesus Christ, the blasphemy is directed, not toward Zeus, Quetzelcoatl or Mars, but toward the one true God.

But I’d go one step farther.  The Satanic Temple wasn’t organizing a black Seder or a black Billy Graham Rally or a Black Baptist, Lutheran or even Anglican service they attacked the Catholic mass and the Eucharist because they understood and still understand that the Catholic Church is truly the actual church of Jesus Christ, founded by him, with St. Peter at its head with an unbroken line of succession, tradition teaching and authority granted by Christ and protected by the Holy Spirit and that the Eucharist is the actual body and blood soul and divinity of Jesus Christ.

Remember there are plenty of Catholic supply stores where you can buy unconsecrated hosts indistinguishable from the real thing to the naked eye but it was the fact our satanic enemies (I’m sorry but it a Catholic can’t refer to a Satanist as an enemy then he isn’t allowed any) claimed to have a consecrated host that got the story rolling.

When I read the words of Podesta and Jennifer Palmieri (who defends herself by saying “I am a Catholic” forgetting that Judas could rightly claim he was an Apostle Chosen by Christ) I hear the same thing.

When they target the Catholic Church specifically, when they found their front organizations claiming to be catholic when they conspire to bring down the church even as the Obama administration conspires to bring down the little sisters of the poor, they are telling the entire world that the Catholic Church, for all it’s imperfections because it is administrated by humans, is the real thing.

That’s why it must be destroyed and that’s why they are doing their best to do so.

Just like the Satanic Temple.

Closing thought #1:  Elizabeth Scalia suggested something similar this week:

Catholics who are fretsome about Podesta’s words, and the words of others in the trail of emails exposing our “public servants” as seriously short-sighted and dubiously motivated, really should not be. “If the world hates you, it hated me first,” said our Christ, (John 15:18). While the Podesta emails tell us who is firmly of the world, they pay us an unintended compliment, here, by recognizing us as part of something that cannot be tamed, or distracted from the call of the One who makes us free.

Closing thought 2:  At my very first CPAC back in 2010 I interviewed some DC transit workers on the subject:  Why they are democrats, they turned it around and asked me why I am a republican (I’m not anymore FYI) my answer was as a faithful believing Catholic I was no longer welcome in the party.

It’s a high complement from Podesta and company that I could see in the 90’s what John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi and Tim Kaine still can’t, won’t or pretend not to see today.

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The Democrat Party’s brave new world: A coordinated campaign against free speech by invoking RICO statutes against global warming skeptics.

Dems Assigned Conservative Groups to Attack on Senate Floor.List of ‘web of denial’ targets circulated ahead of climate resolution

Nineteen Senate Democrats will attack specific organizations in what they are calling a “web of denial,” according to a schedule of floor speeches circulated by Emily Enderle, a top environmental policy adviser to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.), who is spearheading the effort.

Lachlan Markay lists the organizations targeted, among them Americans for Prosperity, Heritage Foundation, Hoover Institution, Reason Foundation, the Chamber of Commerce,  the Cato Institute, and the Acton Institute.

Acton? You mean the Catholic guys?

Yes, that Acton.

Americans for Prosperity is a big favorite for the censorship sweepstakes; as you can see in Markay’s article, it’s targeted not once, not twice, but three times, with Harry Reid himself opening the festivities, and senator Blumenthal going at it on both days.

Matt Welch reports

Yesterday, as normal Americans were wrapping up their work day, gearing up for baseball’s home-run derby, or playingcell-phone video games in the park, 19 senators from the Democratic Party began taking to the floor of the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body to express their collective “disapproval” of the way 33 organizations speak about climate change, and to urge these allegedly “interconnected” groups to cooperate maximally with various ongoing government investigations into their uncorrect opinions. The purpose of this two-day name-and-shame exercise, the senators bragged in a press release, is “to call out Koch brothers- and fossil fuel industry-funded groups that have fashioned a web of denial to block action on climate change.”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a co-sponsor of the concurrent resolution under discussion, embodied the spirit of the exercise yesterday by decrying oil companies’ “huge secret contributions” to “fake-science think tanks,” which are “so dangerous” because they enable politicians “to keep right on blocking meaningful action while the earth slowly chokes on its own filth”:

Warren,  who some want to see as Hillary’s running mate, ought to know about “huge secret contributions”, but I digress.

The #WebOfDenial/#TimetoCallOut exercise, designed openly to criminalize one side of a public policy debate by using such grossly inappropriate statutes as the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), continues into its second day with an attack that adds illiteracy to intimidation: Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) this afternoon is scheduled to decry those scurvy climate denialists at…um, the Reason Foundation?

Welch points out that “the targets of this shaming exercise are not being afforded the courtesy to rebut the charges in the forum at which they are being smeared,” and, by the way, the senators’ allegations not only are permanently in the Congressional Record, but also single out these organizations for potential prosecution.

The Democrat party, which used the IRS to target conservative groups and passed Obamacare behind closed doors, is now literally trying to criminalize dissent:

The senators’ action this week is no hyperbolic one-off: Prosecuting ungood climatology is baked right into theDemocratic Party Platform. The two major Democratic nominees for president agree.

As the saying goes, “you don’t have to fall in love, you just have to toe the line”.

Or else.

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I’ve been considering my commentary yesterday on the Democrats shutting down Donald Trump’s Chicago event and in doing so I think I’ve overlooked the single most important aspect of the event in terms of the Democrat party.

No it’s not the rape of the first amendment by the faithful, no it’s not the fact that in a Democrat controlled city a democrat mob was able to keep the person who is leading the Republican field from presenting his care or even the media’s , disgraceful support of these tactics in print, online and on television proving that the charge of them being “democrats with bylines” is not a charge but a fact of life.

No the factor that is most significant is how these rioters illustrate the progress the Democrat party has made in the field of civil rights and inclusion.

Think about it.

Fifty to Sixty years ago when Democrat thugs used violence and intimidation to silence and shut down republicans who insisted on exercising their constitutional rights to assemble, to speak, to publicly support the candidates and positions of their choice the people committing these atrocities against the Constitution and all we supposedly hold dear as a nation where what?

Almost uniformly white, male, straight and protestant.

Fast forward to the present day and watch the TV coverage of Friday’s events and do we see? A dramatic change.

Sure Democrats thugs are still using violence and intimidation to silence and shut down republicans who insist on exercising their constitutional right to assemble speak and publicly support the candidates and positions of their choice committing an atrocity against the Constitution and all we supposedly hold dear as a nation but consider the crowd doing it.

It’s a cornucopia of different races, sexes and I’ll wager if we polled those in attendance we would see not only different sexual orientations but people from a variety of religious belief and even no belief at all, united by the common bond to make sure that republicans and conservatives should not be allowed to exercise any right that they do not permit.

It’s taken 3 generations but the Democrats have shown the world that thuggishness, violence, political intimidation, totalitarianism and a disregard for the basic rights of man, are precepts and traits that are not restricted by race, religions, sex or orientation.

How proud the party must be.


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You might have caught Hillary Clinton Bashing members of the GOP concerning their positions on abortion.

You can see why Hillary Clinton and the left would have this opinion after all who would support someone who keeps a woman pregnant like this:

Instead of resolving the problems of the poor and thinking of how the world can be different, some can only propose a reduction in the birth rate. At times, developing countries face forms of international pressure which make economic assistance contingent on certain policies of “reproductive health”.

or daring to equate the unborn to the born.

When we fail to acknowledge as part of reality the worth of a poor person, a human embryo, a person with disabilities – to offer just a few examples – it becomes difficult to hear the cry of nature itself; everything is connected.

and this

Since everything is interrelated, concern for the protection of nature is also incompatible with the justification of abortion. How can we genuinely teach the importance of concern for other vulnerable beings, however troublesome or inconvenient they may be, if we fail to protect a human embryo, even when its presence is uncomfortable and creates difficulties? “If personal and social sensitivity towards the acceptance of the new life is lost, then other forms of acceptance that are valuable for society also wither away”

Or these people who want to deny science

On the other hand, it is troubling that, when some ecological movements defend the integrity of the environment, rightly demanding that certain limits be imposed on scientific research, they sometimes fail to apply those same principles to human life. There is a tendency to justify transgressing all boundaries when experimentation is carried out on living human embryos.

You can’t expect democrats to be nice to republicans who say outrageous things like this.

Except the author of those quotes aren’t a Republican candidate or campaign, the author is Pope Francis, and they are not from any Republican platform or position paper they are from Laudito Si’ the Paper that Hillary loved so much.

This suggestion is evergreen:

The answer and the tactic is such a “gimmie” that I’m almost embarrassed to have to explain it. It’s really simple:

Any Candidate who is asked about Laudato Si’ should instantly say that if they are elected they would immediately finance research on Global warming by diverting funds earmarked for Planned Parenthood, Research using Human Embryos and any international family planning program that the government is funding.

Furthermore the very day the Pope speaks such a bill should be ready to submit on the floor of the house and moved forward to force Democrats in the Senate to filibuster it or if they fear to do so to force the President to either sign it or veto it.

Every time Hillary talks about defending Planned Parenthood as “extreme” she is calling Pope Francis extreme. Every time Hillary and company compare those defending life from conception to natural death to ISIS she is comparing Pope Francis and every Catholic who follows the faith to ISIS. And conservatives should call her any every Democrat out there on it.


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He was free, then. It had all be brought out into the open, and he had gotten by with it. This seems to have had a liberating effect on Chase’s activities

Bill James The Bill James Baseball Abstract 1985 pp 332

As we watch Mary Landrieu become that last southern white Democrat holding national office it behooves me to remind a county that has seemingly belatedly figured it out of something.

We told you so.

Back when Barack Obama first ran we noted that he was an empty suit that really didn’t  stand for anything, you backed him.

Back when Obamacare was proposed and we noted that if it was as good for the party and as popular as people were saying it would have passed quick..It didn’t

When Scott Brown managed to win in Massachusetts based solely on Obamacare you pushed through the old bill regardless.

When the First Big Red Wave Struck you wrote it off as anger issues, it wasn’t.

When the GOP picked the weakest candidate in their field (well next to Jon Huntsman) and even with the media assist and you only regained 8 of the 64 seats in the house and 2 senate seats of the Six seats lost in the 2010 wave you pretended the public was delighted with you…they weren’t.

And now that two years later you’ve not only lost all your 2012 gains in the house and the GOP has an even bigger majority than they did after 2010 and control of the senate by more seats than you won in 2014   NOW you Tom Harkin and You Chuck Schumer, you who were both the 60th vote to pass obamacare and defended a president now complain that the signature achievement of the Obama years was a mistake?

Bottom line you can scream about the south all you want but if the left wants to know why their party is in trouble they should look in the mirror.

I’ll give Ed Driscoll the last word:

remind me again why voters should elect politicians from a party whose northeast bosses and media operatives loathe them with such palpable contempt?

When you spit it people’s eye they tend to dislike you.

Two years ago at my very first CPAC in Washington DC after interviewing a bunch of Republicans (which one might expect to meet at CPAC) I walked down to the McDonalds at the bottom of the hill for a cheap lunch and noted some transit workers. I decided to interview them and asked one “Why are you a Democrat” they turned it around and asked me why I was a Republican and I answered thus:

“What made me be a Republican was because of, well Catholicism. I’m anti-abortion, and when it came to abortion & gay marriage in my state of Massachusetts it came to be that if I agreed with my church, I’m a Catholic and I’m very Catholic and I’ve been all my life, that people were calling me a racist and a bigot for believing my beliefs and that, that was the final straw for me. ‘Cause I had been a democrat all my life and my mother the same way and I felt I wasn’t welcome.”

Well it took a few years but via Stacy McCain, it looks like some Christians in the Black Community have finally caught up with me.

My friends the Democrat party and their progressive coalition have become anti God, anti Bible, anti church anti family, anti marriage, and anti-life. They have turned their backs on Christians, it’s time for us to turn our backs on them.

By the standards of the Democrat party just about every president, every member of congress, and every governor who served in the 20th century and before is a racist, bigot homophobe.

I really think the party made this shift this year by design. If there was a white candidate at the top of the ticket it would not be all that hard for Black Pastors to rebel but with Barack Obama Black Americans on the spot between their loyalty to the first black president and their God.

This is what the democrat party has come to, If you had told me this would be the case in the 70’s or early 80’s I would have laughed at you.