Lefty CounterPunch Attacks Clinton’s “Book”: Hillary Happened

We’ve gotten glimpses of reality lately from the Left. It’s been encouraging. It seems that many lefties are just sick to death of Hillary and her excuses. Finally (some of) the lefties too seem to see the self pity, the Russia mantras, and the “misogyny” calls as just ridiculous. Hillary, with everything going for her, a fawning media, the Democratic Party gaming (to be kind) the primaries, the inevitability of the “first woman president”, still FAILED.

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Trump still beats Hillary with voters (even slightly more so now)

Even Bloomberg had to report on this.

Given the Russia stuff, the healthcare chaos in the Senate, the lack of tax cuts, the tweets, Trump STILL beats Hillary Clinton. Consider THAT Democrats. Perhaps you backed the wrong horse.

But my bet is another Dem horse still wouldn’t have won. America has broken with Obama’s America and clearly wants to move on. Of course the Obama clingers will cling, hoping that the urban political machines are still relevant on a national level.

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(ACC Book Recommendation) Lenin’s Tomb, The Last Days of the Soviet Empire – By David Remnick

One of the best books I’ve ever read. (I am still reading.) Masterfully written. Over 20 years old now.

How does a society built on lies and death implode? Remnick answers this question in the Soviet context. Just a fantastic exploration.

And for all you well meaning but (in my estimation) deluded newly minted “socialists” this is an absolute must read. By no means some “right-wing” examination. Just an examination of the death of statism taken to its extreme.

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Obamacare Death Spiral: First 2018 Coverage Map Reveals At Least 47 Counties With No Coverage

“A drop dead sprint from the day he’s born straight into his maker’s arms.” – The Black Keys 

Some think Obamacare was designed to implode so that it would create the impetus for socialized, taxpayer funded medicine. Some say that Obamacare is just a flat out disaster that was constructed horribly by people who thought they were smarter than they actually are. I think it’s a mix of both but more parts just plain old idiotic statism than any sort of conspiracy.

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Obama Unwittingly Handed Trump a Weapon to Cripple the Health Law (And it’s a big weapon)

We’ve covered this issue multiple times in the past. As The Times article below points out the Obama Administration basically appropriated funds without Congress (It’s not supposed to work that way.) in an effort to indemnify health insurers who were hemorrhaging money due to Obamacare. Without the money Obamacare would have failed even more quickly.

Obama and company thought they’d get away with it. If they could limp along until President Hillary Clinton came in the White House then they could dump this problem in her lap.

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Paul Krugman, most prominent big govt economist in the world, thought (in 1998) the Internet would only be as important to the economy as the fax machine (PIC)

Planners always think they know how things are going to go. And the planners are always wrong. But don’t tell them that because then they’ll get busy planning things to prove to you that “this time” they’ve got it right.

And then they fail again.

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ESPN insists, despite falling ratings/layoffs it will remain political, and continue it’s general decline

ESPN is really bad these days. It’s boring and preachy. It’s been infected by social justice flu, or is it fever, or is it hemorrhagic fever? Jobs have certainly been hemorrhaging at the once mildly interesting cable channel.

I think people at ESPN heard that President Obama kept ESPN on all day (lame) and so got full of themselves. But the thing is sports is supposed to be a refuge from the political nonsense,

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Socialism is a sucker’s bet: 100 Years of Communism’s Bloody Legacy

There are people who believe that the 2008 Crash, a crash that affected many profoundly, was created by the market mechanism. Greed run wild etc etc. And while greed did indeed run wild during the housing boom it was facilitated by a key piece of central planning, a mechanism that Marx himself favored, central banks.

The Fed and its brethren kept interest rates too low for too long and as such created malinvestment on a massive scale which eventually toppled on itself.

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A simple truth about socialism and incentives (Cartoon)

Some folks won’t like this cartoon largely because it hits a little too close to home. Not because it’s wrong.

Look, most of us who understand the moral and functional superiority of free enterprise flirted at some point in our lives with socialism. We get the appeal. Thing is socialism is not a system that anyone should commit long term to. Socialism, even in Scandinavia, will always disappoint. It’s doomed from the start. It’s fundamentally unsustainable.

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Chavista Socialism Has Destroyed 570,000 Businesses in Venezuela

Obama and Chavez doing the “soul brother” handshake.

Many socialists honestly believe that massive state control is the best way forward. They want to believe that humans can engineer heaven on earth. They fear the market and love the totalitarian hand of the state. Why? Social justice we are told.

Nonsense.

This ignorance and general adherence to the religion of big government has brought untold misery to those unlucky enough to have lived under socialism over the past century.

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