On Saturday I noted the rather…interesting article at Rolling Stone concerning what the left should be “fighting” for. Everything from universal makework, a pay for simply existing and the end of private property and more.
Many of us on the right were simply amazed as Twitchy’s title on this piece indicates
‘This cannot possibly be real’: Rolling Stone’s five economic reforms sure sound like Marxism
but Kevin Drum at the “respected” leftist site Washington Journal said:
All right, settle down, these proposals are hardly as far-out as they may sound at first glance.
he seems absolutely delighted at our reaction:
As Digby points out, the wingnuts are having a meltdown over Myerson’s article — that’s how you know it’s having an effect. Conservatives tend to be made seriously uncomfortable when someone on the left dispenses with the tired script pundits have been reading from for the last 30 years and throws out some ideas that threaten to unsettle the terms of the debate.
It just goes to show that when the left pushes the Overton Window the wingnuts’ heads explode. And that’s a good thing. If the leaders of the Democratic Party could learn to keep their cool and behave with a little bit of confidence instead of wetting their pants any time some right wing kook stages a hissy fit over a perfectly normal proposal or mainstream comment, they might be able to use this for leverage.
Our friends on left are correct at our opinion of this idiocy but are totally wrong concerning our reaction or at least mine, I’m simply delighted to see it. In fact I’m just as delighted to see this from the left as I am this:
Just to recall a basic fact: Intercourse/PIV is always rape, plain and simple.
PIV stand for “Penis in vagina” since the dawn of time humans have refereed to this action as “sex”. Stacy McCain points out this is not an anomaly for the left
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) January 3, 2014
Why does this Rolling stone article, this expression of feminism and the left’s acceptance of the same as the start of talking points delight me? Well it’s this. One of the problems in dealing with our leftist friends in general they are able to advance their goals by concealing what they actually think, “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it.”
well it’s 2014, an election year and it’s time for us play the Akin game.
We need to make the left own these statements. We need to be associating every since democrat running for every single office in every single state with these statements. We need to be asking if they agree with these statements, if they would care to distance themselves to these statements and if they would care to distance themselves from the sites and the people who are advancing them.
We should point that these are the sites and the people who are supporting their re-election in 2014, sites that argue for their support and routinely denounce their GOP opponents.
I would be delighted to have Jeanne Shaheen asked if she thinks everyone deserves a common income, I’d just love for Mark Prior to answer if we should create makework jobs for everybody, Al Franken should be asked if he thinks all property should be in common, Kay Hagen should answer why her supporters believe everyone should own everything.
Now as we don’t own the media like the left we can’t get the same 24 hour coverage to drive this story. I don’t see Morning Joe & MSNBC let alone ABCCBSNBCCNNCNBCNYT bringing this up let alone questioning Democrat candidates about it
If you are a conservative guest on any show you local, state or national you need to bring this up and link Democrats in general and candidates in particular to it until and unless they denounce it.
After all as the media taught us from the days of Todd Akin how can anyone in the country rest until every Democrat answer these questions on camera?
Final Thought: If you wonder why leftists like the Modern Language Association don’t like cameras and recording devices, this is it.
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