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VIDEO: Hey Scott Walker, who's the commie pinko Marxist socialist now?



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Here is my previous post about President Obama's new seven-minute video, "Forward." You can find the actual video there, too.

Of course, as soon as it was released, the righties went ballistic and felt compelled to compare "Forward" to "European Marxism". They forgot "Kenyan hippie French gayism," but who's counting? puts it this way:

The Washington Times, Fox and Breitbart bloggers have uncovered concrete evidence of President Obama’s commie pinko sympathies. Obama’s new seven minute campaign commercial ends with one word: “Forward.”

“New Obama Slogan Has Long Ties to Marxism, Socialism” blares the headline in the Washington Times. “Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name ‘Forward’…One was the daily newspaper of the Social Democratic Party of Germany whose writers included Friedrich Engels and Leon Trotsky,” warns the Times.

Similarly, the Fox Nation opines, “the Obama campaign did not look backwards into history when choosing its new campaign slogan ‘Forward’ – a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism.”

As Rick Perry would say, "oops" (skip to the end unless you want to hear a whole lot of Scotty's lying bull pucky; his job record is the worst in the country):

What a commie pinko socialist snob.

I wonder if ClusterFox, the WashingtonTimes, and the Breitbartoons realize that “Forward” is also Wisconsin's official slogan.

(Video via , January 3, 2012)


"Benjamin Franklin's views on taxation and private property would sound downright Marxist..."


Happy Independence Day, tea baggers, courtesy of the L.A. Times:

Benjamin Franklin's views on taxation and private property would sound downright Marxist if Karl Marx hadn't been born after they were written. [...]


The remissness of our people in paying taxes is highly blameable, the unwillingness to pay them is still more so. I see in some resolutions of town-meetings, a remonstrance against giving Congress a power to take as they call it, the "people's money" out of their pockets though only to pay the interest and principal of debts duly contracted. They seem to mistake the point. Money justly due from the people is their creditors' money, and no longer the money of the people, who, if they withhold it, should be compelled to pay by some law. All property indeed, except the savage's temporary cabin, his bow, his matchcoat, and other little acquisitions absolutely necessary for his subsistence, seems to me to be the creature of public convention. Hence the public has the right of regulating descents and all other conveyances of property, and even of limiting the quantity and the uses of it. All the property that is necessary to a man for the conservation of the individual and the propagation of the species, is his natural right which none can justly deprive him of: But all property of the public, who by their laws have created it, and who may therefore by other laws dispose of it, whenever the welfare of the public shall demand such disposition. He that does not like civil society on these terms, let him retire and live among savages. He can have no right to the benefits of society who will not pay his club towards the support of it.

— Benjamin Franklin, 1783

So there.


Yoo hypocrite


By GottaLaff

Via L.A. Times Letters to the Editor (bolding mine):

Re “Yoo feels at ease among opposition,” March 29

It's pretty obvious why John Yoo likes living in Berkeley.

He can delude himself into thinking that most of those who disapprove of his actions are "self-indulgent, pot-smoking hippies."

He imagines himself a quasi-martyr living among these "troglodytes."

He may be a bright lawyer, but his introspective properties are clearly deficient.


It is good to know that Californians can sleep well at night because John Yoo, professor of law at the University of California's Boalt Hall law school, believes he is the "shining beacon of capitalism" -- while employed by the state of California, accepting state funds for his salary and accruing time for his taxpayer-funded retirement.

How does one spell "hypocrite"?


Torture usually leaves psychological scars that never heal and that subject its victims to lifelong illnesses and abuse, and can even lead to suicide.

Yoo excluded this important aspect from his definition of torture in order to make torture more acceptable to the Bush administration and to advance his career, despite the fact that the effects of torture on human psychology have been well documented during the past 100 years.

My original piece on the article referred to in these letters is here.


John Yoo: I'm "a shining beacon of capitalism and democracy surrounded by a sea of Marxism"


By GottaLaff

John Yoo, one of the architects of the "torture memos", is employed at U.C. Berkeley. He says he is very happy teaching at Boalt Hall School of Law.

He seemed perfectly happy when he sparred with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.

He seemed perfectly happy when he wrote the memos, too. Weeee!

He now seems happy to throw around words like "Marxism" and "troglodytes" when he describes the very people from whom he's happy to take happy checks from and with whom he continues his happy employment.

He seems more than happy to continue to defend the "success" derived from torture.

He's bursting with happy when he sees himself as a "shining beacon of ... democracy."

Yoo lie!

"I think of myself as being West Berlin during the Cold War, a shining beacon of capitalism and democracy surrounded by a sea of Marxism," Yoo observes, sipping iced tea in the faculty club lounge, a wan smile registering the discomfort of colleagues walking by en route to the bar.

He sees his neighbors as the human figures of "a natural history museum of the 1960s," the Telegraph Avenue tableau of a graying, long-haired, pot-smoking counterculture stuck in the ideology's half-century-old heyday.

"It's like looking at the panoramic displays of troglodytes sitting around the campfire with their clubs. Here, it's tie-dye and marijuana. It's just like the 1960s, with the Vietnam War still to protest."

He's just one happy, clappy guy... who just doesn't get it:

Yoo sees the investigation as political score-settling by those who disagreed with the tough war-on-terror policies of the Bush White House. [...]

He sees the persistent protests of his fitness to teach law as the campaign of a radical community intolerant of views that don't accord with their own.

Yes, that's it. Brutalizing people, often innocent ones, had nothing to do with it. Invading a sovereign country who did not invade us, killing thousands upon thousands, in a fraudulent war is just "score-settling". It's all about our "intolerance".

But at least he's happy.

In fact, he's not only happy, he's "amused":

Yoo seems more amused than uncomfortable as the center of controversy.

Isn't that droll?

Yes, Torture Guy is having a good chuckle over objections to his crafting the legal justification for killing, maiming, and psychologically destroying fellow human beings.

That's some sense of humor.

Here's something else Mr. Happy is jolly about:

Yoo doesn't rule out a return to public service should Republican conservatives regain the White House.

Oh goody. If that's not a reason for utter ecstasy, I don't know what is.

Yoo seems at peace living in Berkeley, even though he disparages the community as an enclave of self-satisfied extremists intolerant of those who think outside the liberal mind-set.

This is a man at peace, after what he did, after his own intolerance for, you know, our system of justice, after shredding the Constitution.

At peace.

In that case, may Yoo rest in peace.