Guess Who Said These Left Wing Talking Points (Guest Post)

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Let’s play a game today. I’m going to list a series of left wing talking points, and you guess which radical said each of them. Be sure to keep track of your guesses, and answers appear at the end of this post. So without further adieu…

The Senate and Congress are packed with wealthy people that are very rapidly becoming even wealthier. Their collective net worth is now measured in the billions of dollars.

But it is not that easy to get elected to Congress. Candidates have to be heavily connected to lobby groups like Wall Street, National Rifle Association, AIPAC, Military-Industrial Complex and those that are very wealthy. It takes a lot of cash to win campaigns.

A) Howard Dean
B) Chris Matthews
C) President Obama
D) Wolf Blitzer
E) FARS, the semi-official news agency of the Iranian government

There are lots of ways these politicians are raking in the cash. One way is making investments in companies that will go up significantly if legislation that is being considered “goes the right way”. This happens constantly and nobody seems to get into any trouble for it.

For instance, when it comes to the National Rifle Association, climate change deniers, Israel, Big Oil, or Military-Industrial Complex, these “hired guns” waste no time to pass legislation that would support their “friends”. In return, they get all the cash they need for their election campaigns.

A) Howard Dean
B) Chris Matthews
C) President Obama
D) Wolf Blitzer
E) FARS, the semi-official news agency of the Iranian government

Whoever Americans vote for, the money and the lobby groups get in. The law allows unlimited campaign contributions by lobby groups, corporations and unions. The organizations that are taking advantage of this law are known as Super Pacs and they can remain anonymous.

A) Howard Dean
B) Chris Matthews
C) President Obama
D) Wolf Blitzer
E) FARS, the semi-official news agency of the Iranian government

In reality, however, this is little more than a fig leaf. Any doubters should go through an unusual open letter from Republican senators, which was made public recently, cautioning Iran against a potential nuclear deal with President Obama. The letter shows us how class interests and the influence of money and lobby groups have visibly corrupted an entire political culture.

A) Howard Dean
B) Chris Matthews
C) President Obama
D) Wolf Blitzer
E) FARS, the semi-official news agency of the Iranian government

OK, I wasn’t playing fair – they all came from FARS. (H/T John Rindenhaker at Powerline)


Image appears via The People’s Cube

For all of how the left likes to paint conservatives as tyrants, it is interesting how closely the language of a genuinely evil, tyrannical regime lines up so neatly with leftist talking points. Just imagine if Republicans would be smart enough to point this out when some left wing extremist suggests that trying to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons equates “I think it’s somewhat ironic to see some members of Congress wanting to make common cause with the hardliners in Iran”

Cross posted from Brother Bob’s Blog

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4 Responses to “Guess Who Said These Left Wing Talking Points (Guest Post)”

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    jhouse48

    Brother Bob,
    Great selection of talking points, and very illustrative. One very minor correction: the term is “without further ado”.

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