Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

Happy Labor Day weekend, kids! As we take our first tentative steps into fall, Labor Day elicits quite a few memories and emotions. Anticipation for the leaves to start falling, as well as the temperatures. The knowledge we’re not supposed to wear white until spring, unless you’re a Klan member. And remembering the hard work of the men and women who comprise the working class.

The demographics of the working class may have changed throughout the years, but they still represent a vital voting bloc for the Left and the Right. If you persuade the working class to vote for your candidate, you stand a good chance of winning an election, or at least doing better than Evan McMullin in 2016. In honor of Labor Day (and because I really didn’t have anything else to write about this week), let’s take a closer look at the working class.

working class

What the Left thinks it means – a vital group of voters who need Leftists to be their champions against Big Business

What it really means – a group of people who have been jerked around by both sides of the aisle

As a working man myself, I am on the front lines of the struggles the working class faces. Whether it’s fighting traffic to and from work, trying to make each dollar we earn stretch as far as it can, or even just trying to get through the day without getting written up, fired, or, worst of all, being asked to stay late because everybody else went home already, the working men and women of America are being asked/told/demanded/expected to grind it out day after day without complaint. Put on a happy face and eat that crap sandwich like it was your last meal.

That’s why I find it laughable that the Left and the Right try to get us to believe they represent the working class in Washington, DC. The political class, most of whom have never done anything more physical than blocking someone on Twitter, have zero clue of what John and Jane Doe of Everytown, USA, have to put up with just to try to keep a roof over their heads. After all, Congresscritters get tons of perks for being elected, so even if they’re from the smallest of small towns in the states they represent, they quickly forget what it means to work hard most every day.

But when it’s time for reelection, you can count on them to show up and shake hands and kiss babies (just don’t get those two mixed up) in an attempt to “reconnect with the great people of [insert state].” Once their reelection is sewn up tighter than a XXXS corset on Roseanne Barr, they promptly forget about those great people and head back to Washington to live their lives of luxury.

Gee. I wonder if that might be the reason I think the working class is getting screwed over by the political class…naaaaaaah!

The Left claims to be the party of the working class (mainly because they get tons of money from labor unions who are often as out of touch as their Leftist masters), but this claim is as baseless as a news story on MSNBC. When you boil it down, the Left doesn’t care about anything about the working class and merely gives them lip service. Take a look at how much disdain they heap upon WalMart, for example. The Left wants WalMart eliminated from the economic equation for one reason: WalMart doesn’t have a union. Sure, they’ll give you a ton of other reasons ranging from alleged lower pay and importing products from China, but it comes down to the lack of a union. Yet, WalMart makes products and services affordable for people in the working class because they’ve figured out something the Left can’t seem to grasp: you can’t keep your doors open if you don’t have customers. WalMart isn’t perfect, but they do enough right to keep people coming in (usually after making highly questionable fashion choices). By going after WalMart, the Left has made it clear they don’t care about the actual working class, just about their money and votes.

The Right isn’t much better. They have the image of being in the back pockets of Big Business to the point they have permanent disfigurement from the stitching in said back pockets. And why is that? Because they haven’t fought back against the image. The Right reaching out to the working class is often as cringeworthy as Michael Dukakis in a tank, John Kerry in hunting gear, or Debbie Wasserman Schultz any time. And this is disappointing because the working class needs people fighting for them in Washington, and it’s clear the Left is like Pee Wee Herman boxing MIke Tyson.

But there is a glimmer of hope for the Right in the form of Donald Trump. Trump for all of his faults has a grasp on both the corporate and the working world, which came out during the 2016 election. And the working class rewarded him with their votes, much to the consternation of Hillary Clinton and the DNC. If the Right can pick up what Trump did in the campaign and build upon that by convincing the working class they can coexist with the business class, that will be beneficial to both. The working class will have their champions on Washington, and the business class will have an in with their workers.

In the meantime, the working class will have to keep plugging away, doing what it needs to do to survive. Just like they always seem to do.

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The Strange Case of James Comey (or With Friends Like These…)

Michael Savage likes to say liberalism is a mental disorder. After seeing the Left turn on FBI Director James Comey with all the stability of Sybil on PCP, he might be onto something. Or on something, whatever the case may be.

The Left has a love/hate relationship with Comey. Sometimes, like when he declined to pursue charges against Hillary Clinton over her private email server, the Left loved him. When Comey did something they didn’t like, like announcing the FBI would be reopening the case against Clinton, the Left loved to hate him. Comey became the Left’s favorite piñata when it suited them, but he’s gotten back into their good graces recently by rejecting Donald Trump’s claims former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the campaign. Now that he’s anti-Trump, the Left loves Comey again.

Maybe I was a bit off with the Sybil reference. Sybil was far more well-adjusted.

Some conservatives were in a similar situation as the Left in that their opinions on Comey depended on what he did for them politically. However, a good chunk of the Right saw Comey as an inept bumbler whose decision-making skills made Charlie Sheen look like Solomon. When the FBI Director tells you he can’t prosecute a Presidential candidate because she’s more famous or powerful than you or me, that’s the sign he can’t hack the job he has.

Now that he’s being more of a pawn than a prosecutor, Comey’s going to get more attention from both sides of the aisle, and not for a good reason. The Left will use him as a meat shield to deflect even the most credible of concerns over whether President Obama tapped the lines at Trump Tower. The Right will use him as a scapegoat for enabling the Left.

And I will use him as a target for mockery.

Comey appears to have gone to the Leona Helmsley School of Law, given how he treated Hillary with more kid gloves than a Minnesota daycare center in January. The fact he even raised the “she’s Hillary Clinton” defense is an indication he has been compromised to the point of ineffectiveness. He should have been kicked to the curb back in July 2016, but as we’ve seen with the Obama Administration, incompetence was a resume enhancer.

I get the feeling Comey is trying to play to whichever crowd will lavish him with praise. If he gets invited to parties by parroting the Left, he will be further to the Left than David Brock. If that party scene dries up, he’ll come back to the Right and say and do whatever they want him to do. In other words, James Comey is the FBI equivalent of John McCain.

But eventually neither side will want to be seen with him, and then he’ll be left trying to reconcile the multiple positions he will have taken to that point. And he will fail. The problem with trying to please everyone is you wind up pleasing no one, not even yourself. Comey seems to be in that phase right now, but his value is diminishing. If you stand with truth and integrity, you will gain friends and enemies, but both will be the right ones.

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Provda Is More Truthful

The Liberals should read their own news reports in full before commenting on them. And they also need to read the US Constitution as well.

Yes they are at it again. The fake news, aka the Liberal mainstream media and propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. Are spreading editorials as news about Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential elections.

This is of course to undermine our lawfully and legitimately elected President Donald J. Trump. Simply because the Liberals don’t want the rule of law or a Republican in office ever again. And they still don’t understand why Hillary Clinton lost the election. So it has to be massive fraud committed by the Republicans and the Trump Administration with the help and backing of Russia.

But this whole idea and notion is absurd. Even the very Liberal media in their very reports state there is no evidence to back up their statements. That makes the reports pure fiction.

The rank and file Liberal repeats the headlines without reading the details. Shouting out, stopping traffic, raising lawlessness, and igniting various flame wars across the internet.

If they actually read the details they would see there is no evidence to the allegations. And if they were to read the Constitution and laws of the United States they would also know that to be charged and found guilty of a crime, evidence is required.

Like it or not, Donald Trump is the President. Try again in four years with a better candidate that actually resonates with the voters. Our laws are clear. Stop with the false accusations simply because your chosen candidate lost the election. It happens. We lost 2 elections in a row. Our laws are clear, when you have some hard evidence against the President for some real wrong doing. Bring it forward.

Otherwise please stop writing fiction against the President.

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Town Hall Meetings

While Congress has been in recess this past week Senators and Congressmen alike have returned to their home states to speak with the people. We don’t hear about any town hall events held by the Democratic members of Congress, but the Republican members are making headlines across the country.

At every single Republican town hall meeting this week there have been Leftist agitators shouting down other attendees and the Representative. Demanding answers on the whole Leftist agenda questions.

Many of these agitators are not even from the state or district of the Representative. They are disrespectful towards the other attendees, the Representative and any pre-established theme of the town hall or round table.

The continued spoiled child-like behavior of the Left is appalling. They believed their own lies about the November 2016 elections that Hillary would be elected President and that the American people would vote Democrat to continue the Leftist agenda.

However the American people spoke differently last November and the Republican’s swept the elections. These agitators do not truly represent the people and their views. The Republicans in Congress know and are doing their job of Making America Great Again.

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Russian Hacking

OK enough with the uneducated rants across the internet on the Russian Hacking. Donald Trump is not to blame. It’s the Democrats. Their servers were hacked. It’s THEIR fault.

You can’t hack a server without a way in. That way in usually comes from a user (in this case a Democrat) that falls for a emailed phishing attempt. Which was the case according to the report issued by the US Government.

Check your URLs before giving confidential login information to a site. Make sure it is really that site, especially if you got there through an email link. That is the number 2 rule when it comes to computers.

The number 1 rule is always backup your data.

The Russian hackers didn’t change any data, their just took copies of it. Nothing released was false information. It was all true. The Democratic party doesn’t want to have real transparency because of their unethical practices. This is why they are upset.

Another way the Russian hackers can get in is through an exploitable vulnerability in the server’s operating system or software. This too is the fault of the Democrats that ran their server without insuring it was properly hardened against attacks.

Even with a hardened server and vigilant users the Russian hacking still could have succeeded. But it would have been far more difficult.

But just like in the corporate world, if you have a data breach it’s is your fault for having it. Secure your data, secure your servers. Setup false honey pots that attract hackers to bogus data. Make it as difficult as possible to breach your security. Physical as well as over the internet. Someone could have easily gotten physical access to the server in order to gain entry.

The President Elect had NOTHING to do with the data breach. The Democratic Party had EVERYTHING to do with it. And they are the root cause of the data being released to the public at large.

If Hillary Clinton would have won the election, and the Republicans were the one’s hacked. She and the Democratic Party would be using that leaked data against every member of the GOP it could find. And those crying out on how bad Trump is would be cheering the Russians for exposing Republican follies.

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How He Did It

After the dust settled this past Tuesday, Donald Trump won the Presidency. Of course, with all the crying from the Left going on, it’s hard to believe there is any dust.

There are going to be a lot of people looking at the 2016 election and trying to figure out how Trump beat Hillary Clinton. Some have already come up with their own conclusions, including racism, sexism, xenophobia, and just voters being down right dumb for voting for Trump. (Pro tip for the Left: This is not how you heal the nation after a tough loss.) So, let me try my hand at analyzing Election 2016 and how Trump won.

Trump ran to the center early.

In politics, it’s conventional wisdom for a candidate to shore up the party base to get the nomination and then try to appeal to voters in the middle. Trump went the other way. He made the middle his base. By adopting a more centrist approach early on, Trump attracted voters from all sides of the political spectrum, which helped him in states like Pennsylvania and Iowa that are more “purple” than red or blue. It didn’t work perfectly, but it worked well enough to change the landscape.

Hillary Clinton was a horrible candidate.

I know this is hard to believe, but Clinton isn’t exactly known for her political acumen. After getting beaten by a half-term junior Senator from Illinois in 2008, she made many of the same mistakes over again and made many new ones to add a little spice to the old formula.

The RNC accepted Trump earlier than the DNC accepted Clinton.

After months of being at odds with each other, Trump and the RNC called a truce and at least tried to be friendly towards each other. Compare that to the DNC, plagued by scandal and ineptitude in rigging the nomination for Hillary. The only way the DNC could have handled the Democrat nomination process any worse would have been to have let Michael Moore, Alec Baldwin, and Cher run the whole thing.

Wikileaks happened.

Remember when Julian Assange was the Left’s BFF? Yeah, good times. At least, until Hillary ran for President and Wikileaks started posting a bunch of emails showing how corrupt Hillary and the DNC were. And instead of doing something positive about it, the Left started attacking Assange, accusing him of being in league with Trump, Russia, Vladimir Putin, the Republican Party, aliens at Area 51, the Gnomes of Zurich, and, scariest of all, Ryan Seacrest. By not dealing with the electronic elephant in the room, Hillary and the DNC prolonged the damage Wikileaks did.

Trump wasn’t a wuss.

Democrats and Leftists count on Republicans to be on the defensive whenever there is negative press about said Republicans. For months, the Left threw out a slew of “Trump hates women/blacks/gays/humans/puppies” lines, and Trump didn’t back down for the most part. He stuck to his guns, and the Left didn’t figure out how he wasn’t sniveling for forgiveness like a televangelist caught on video with a hooker and more blow than a Colombian 80s party. So, they kept at it, and it still didn’t faze Trump in the least. Insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result. It might also be the way the Left deals with President Trump for 4 years.

The Left believed the polls they ran.

The Left has this amazing ability to believe they are the smartest people in any room, even when they aren’t the only ones in the room. When they saw polling data that favored Hillary (conducted by people who also favored Hillary), they lulled themselves into a false sense of security because they wanted to believe Hillary would win. Since that has gone over as well as a Lena Dunham burlesque revue, you would think the Left would learn to be more discerning. Given how many pro-Hillary people are refusing to accept the election results, I’m not putting any money on them learning from this mistake.

And finally…

Hillary really sucked ass as a candidate.

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Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

With Election Day being literally hours away from the time this blog post is published, it’s time we discuss a concept both the Left and the Right dislike: third parties. Although the choice of candidates that gets the most focus is Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump (which is the equivalent of choosing to be shot with a rifle or be shot with another rifle), there are other candidates out there vying for attention and votes. To that end, let’s take a closer look at third parties.

third parties

What the Left thinks it means: disgruntled Democrats whose actions guarantee Republican wins

What the Right thinks it means: disgruntled Republicans whose actions guarantee Democrat wins

What it really means: disgruntled voters looking for an option aside from Democrats and Republicans

That’s right, kids. Both the Left and the Right get this one wrong. In a binary system, there are only two answers. However, our elections aren’t binary systems. As much as we are lead to believe there are only two parties worth mentioning, there are others who have national attention. The Libertarian Party. The Green Party. The Constitution Party. The Socialist Workers Party. The Keep Everybody Up To Their Eyeballs In Doritos Party. (Okay, I made that last one up, but still…not a bad idea.)

A common complaint about third parties is they draw votes away from the major parties, which is true. But that’s where a lot of people stop; without asking the all-important question of why. Why are so many people opting out of the Democrat/Republican dynamic? Simple.

Because people are starting to see the two major parties as being not that different after all. Although they tend to fight for the cameras, behind the scenes the party leaders get along better than they want us to believe. It doesn’t help matters any that Republican leaders roll over for Democrats like a dog in a centrifuge. The average Democrat and the average Republican have shifted to the left in the past couple of decades, leaving a lot of people on both sides hanging on to an idea that isn’t reality anymore. Just like those people who think socialism could still work.

Another area where the Left and the Right get third parties wrong is the notion a vote for a third party means a vote for the opposition. Although the effect may be seen that way, the reality is quite different. A vote not for a Democrat and Republican isn’t for one or the other; it’s for another option. Just because you drink RC Cola doesn’t mean you hate Pepsi or Coke. It simply means you like RC Cola. You’re not part of a vast Pepsi wing conspiracy trying to undercut Coke or a Coke cabal wanting to bring down Pepsi. Now, if you like Dr. Pepper, you might have some issues.

There is a reason third parties tend to thrive in elections like the one we’re seeing now. When people aren’t happy with the candidates we’re given, our eyes tend to wander. It’s one of the great parts of being an American. We have the freedom to look at candidates like Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and say, “You know, maybe we should think about writing in someone else because these two candidates suck.”

The reaction to third parties by the Left and the Right is predictable: pretend they’re like your annoying little brother or sister and ignore them. Yet, if they want to avoid losing more potential voters, they should do the exact opposite. There are some differences between Republicans and Libertarians, but there are many more points of agreement. On the other side of the aisle, there are some differences between Democrats and socialists, but these days, they’re hard to find.

The best way for Democrats and Republicans to deal with the possibility of third parties is to listen to them. Many of the voters flocking to third parties do so because the two major parties have all but abandoned them. A Democrat who takes at least some interest in advancing some of the platform planks of the Green Party stands a greater chance of getting Green Party votes than a Democrat who treats the Green Party like most of the world treats John Kerry. A Republican who listens to the concerns of Libertarians will not just get a chance to get crossover votes, but also stands a chance to score some killer weed!

Regardless of how you vote on Tuesday, remember the only wasted vote is one not cast. If you’re not thrilled with the dog turd sandwich and the cow turd sandwich Democrats and Republicans are offering, you are free to choose from another menu, preferably one that doesn’t rely so much on fecal material as foodstuffs.

Oh, and if you’re wondering who I’m voting for, I’m casting a vote for C’thulu and the Sweet Meteor of Death. Sure, their victory would mean the end of the world as we know it, but now that the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series, I can die happy.

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Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

If you were here last week, you saw my award-winning piece on voter/election fraud. (Granted, the award was a No Prize, but still, it’s a prestigious award. And it’s from Italy.) If you weren’t here last week, you missed by award-winning piece on voter/election fraud. This week, I’m going to flip the script a bit and talk about the other side of the equation: voter intimidation.

voter intimidation

What the Left believes it means – Republican efforts to discourage potential Democrat voters from voting

What it really means – Leftists trying to claim to be victims while strong-arming the opposition

Remember the 2000 election? Ah, those were the days to be a political junkie. It was back in those days when Democrats first floated the idea of voter intimidation in Florida. You see, blacks were scared away from voting because…there were barricades! And we have Rev. Jesse Jackson’s word for it, and we can totally trust him! It’s not like he’s lied about anything or done anything immoral, like…oh, I don’t know…having a child out of wedlock.

Since those heady days, the concept of voter intimidation has expanded to the political equivalent of a double whammy. In 2008, members of the New Black Panther Party stationed themselves outside of polling places in Philadelphia as security. And by security, I mean intimidation with clubs. Of course, the Department of Justice under President Obama saw nothing wrong with that (mainly because it worked in his favor), so the matter was dropped.

At least until Republicans could be blamed for it on evidence thinner than a drawing of Kate Moss on paper one micron thick.

After pretending actual voter intimidation against Republicans was a thing, Democrats have seemingly found voter intimidation in everything from voter ID to Donald Trump asking supporters to do what the New Black Panther Party did in 2008. Granted, the latter might be considered intimidation (unless we use the Obama DOJ definition), but the former isn’t threatening at all. On an intimidation scale from a fluffy puppy to Brock Sampson on PCP, voter ID is a lot closer to the puppy.

This begs the question of why the Left is scared of barricades and voter ID. After all, these people are supposed to be super smart and not afraid to get their knuckles bloodied when it comes to fighting the good fight. Yet, they turn into Scooby Doo in the Amityville Horror house at pieces of wood and paper? No wonder they like the French so much. They look like Rambo in comparison.

The barricade intimidation is a bit hard for me to swallow. If you’re frightened off by a barricade, maybe you just aren’t meant to vote for anything more important than Prom King and Queen. Voting, even in the privacy of a polling booth, requires a level of courage most people can muster just by waking up in the morning. Of course, the racist Left wants us to believe these barricades are racist in nature because it only scared off blacks. I’m sorry, but that’s monster-under-your-bed kind of frightening.

Now, the voter ID being intimidating is easy for me to swallow, especially considering the lengths Democrats have gone to turn voter ID into something only slightly more popular than Andrew Dice Clay’s one man show “Hitler, the Misunderstood.” This is by design, of course. If they can demonize voter ID, it not only makes it harder for Republicans to fight for these laws, but it makes it easier for Democrats to circumvent existing laws.

Think about it for a moment. Wouldn’t you be scared out of your wits if laws were put in place that would effectively turn almost every “get out of the vote” effort your party enacts into a crime? Of course you would. The problem is the laws are seen as inconveniences to Leftists until they find a way around them. And as the one-two punch of Wikileaks and Project Veritas has shown us, there are more than a few people in the DNC willing to play as fast and loose with the laws as Bill Clinton likes his interns.

Of course, this won’t cause any handwringing or clutching of pearls with the Left. They believe the ends justify the means, so even if the means are dirtier than Larry Flynt’s porn collection it’s fine if it gets the results they want. That’s one reason the voter intimidation concept doesn’t fly with me. It’s purely a political move designed to make the Democrats’ target audience (potential voters who are dumber than a box of rocks inside a bag of hammers) believe there are Republicans under their beds telling them not to vote. And given the fact these are the same people who thought a half-term Senator and his old white guy sidekick were qualified to be President and Vice-President, they might actually believe that.

But there’s another reason voter intimidation claims don’t work for me. It makes people believe they’re the cowards the Left wants them to be. Most people don’t want to create waves, so they tend to knuckle under to the demands of people they consider to be more informed than they are. This fear of retribution causes a lot of people to accept concepts they wouldn’t normally hold. Just ask anyone who has been chastised by the Left for contradicting them on global warming.

But here’s the thing. Voting requires you to take a stand. There is no “maybe” to a vote; you pick a candidate you support and that’s that. The beauty of our system of government is we can vote in private and no one else needs to know who you voted for. (At least, not until Leftists find a way to track your DNA signature based on fingerprints left on ballots and electronic voting screens, but that’s a long ways off…I hope.) You know who makes you accountable for your vote? You. End of list.

So, don’t believe the hype when it comes to voter intimidation. And make sure you vote. The only wasted vote is one not cast when you’re eligible to cast one.

Well, that, or a vote for Jill Stein.

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Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

In recent campaign commercials, Democrat candidate for President Hillary Clinton tries to convince potential voters she can work with people on both sides of the political aisle. That is, of course, if she remembers she said it…

For some reason, Americans have become enamored with the idea of bipartisanship. Polling data continues to show people are upset with the gridlock and disagreements in Congress and want Democrats and Republicans to work together. That might go as well as putting Kanye West and Taylor Swift on the same stage, but gosh darn it, people like it. Then again, people also want Michael Bay to keep making movies, so there’s that to consider.

This phenomenon deserves a spot in Internet immortality with an entry in the Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week, and I’m even going to make it even more of an occasion by including an additional definition to the entry. (I know it’s not a lot to get excited about, but hey, you’re not paying for this. Unless, of course, you want to. Just sayin’.)

bipartisanship

What the Left thinks it means: getting Republicans to do what they want

What the Left wants us to think it means: getting Democrats and Republicans to work together for the betterment of the country

What it really means: when the two major parties find a way for them both to make money and take power

Call me a cynic, but whenever the leaders from both sides of the aisle agree something is good to do, it makes me more nervous than having my taxes done by Wesley Snipes. Maybe it’s because a) neither major party has a vested interest in making things better, b) we’re dealing with politicians here, or c) with the current environment in Washington, such a collaboration is like a legitimate Bigfoot sighting. Speaking of which, has anyone seen Janet Reno lately?

To the average American, however, having Democrats and Republicans working together doesn’t raise any red flags. This speaks volumes as to the genuine hope America still has, and it makes me proud.

It also speaks volumes as to how naive Americans have become, which makes me shake my head. Think back over the past, say, 40-50 years. You might be able to count on one hand of the world’s worst butcher the number of times a Democrat/Republican collaboration has actually benefit the country. NAFTA? Nope! The US PATRIOT Act? Please. The authorization to use force in Kosovo? Oooooh, sor-ray. Not good, although al Qaeda sure appreciated the help with their drug trade on that one.

This isn’t to say Democrats and Republicans can’t or shouldn’t work together. What I’m saying is we shouldn’t automatically assume bipartisanship is going to net a positive result. Sure, it makes it look like they’re getting along and getting stuff done, but looks aren’t everything…well, except if you’re a plastic surgeon in Hollywood.

When the Left says they want bipartisanship, they mean they want Republicans to roll over like a dog that wants its belly rubbed. And, before you can say “Sit, Ubu, sit,” there are Republicans lining up to capitulate to the Left’s every whim. This is how the TEA Party and the Donald Trump for President movement got started, kids.

But instead of being straight with us, the Left preys upon people’s belief in bipartisanship to mask their true intentions. And, yes, I understand “lying Leftists” is redundant.

So, how do we fix the public perception? That’s a little harder to do when many online movements are worldwide, but only a hashtag deep. Perhaps the best way to address the bipartisanship issue is to be honest. If the effort is truly bipartisan and actually works well for the country, we need to call it out and give it the praise and attention it deserves. If the bipartisan effort is a cold crap sandwich, call it out to give it the attention and derision is so richly deserves.

As far as whether Hillary Clinton’s attempts to look and sound bipartisan are successful, time will tell. (Or maybe it will be Newsweek.) Either way, it will be worth watching if for no other reason than to see if Hillary can get out of Westworld mode and appear to be human, or as close to human as a Clinton can get without getting brought up on charges, that is.

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Interview With a Leftist

For those of you who don’t know, I used to be a Leftist in my younger days. I learned all about environmentalism, abortion, feminism, and other causes through the filter of Leftists hell-bent (or whatever their version of Hell is) on getting me to believe in their version of the truth. After getting out on my own, however, I learned Leftists only told a portion of the truth, and when confronted lashed out in anger, fear, and general disdain that anyone would dare to question them.

Needless to say, I’ve done that a lot.

Although I walked away from the Leftist utopian mindset, I still see a lot of people who can’t seem to find their way out of it, even with a map, GPS, and a kiosk with a You Are Here arrow. This happened to me recently.

It started with a meme created by a Leftist on Instagram, stating Owsley County, Kentucky, has the highest rate of Food Stamp usage in the nation. Then, it goes on to say it is over 99% white and 95% Republican. Seems to be a slam dunk for the Left, right?

Not so much.

After I did a bit of research, I found out the meme had only part of the story. I know, I was as shocked as you are when I found out a Leftist lied by omission. It is true Owsley County leads the country in Food Stamp usage, but the part that was missing was why there was such a decline in their economy that would necessitate the use of Food Stamps. It turns out that county’s economy revolved heavily around three industries: tobacco, lumber, and coal.

Now, aside from the connection referenced above, what is a common thread among those industries? They have all been targets of Leftists in recent decades. Heavy regulatory burdens, media onslaughts, and other Leftist tactics have hamstrung these industries and caused the plight the meme revels in while blaming Republicans for it.

After I pointed that out, a Leftist responded in a way that made it seem I had punched his grandmother in the face like she owed me money. (For the record, I don’t punch women under any circumstances, mainly because my wife is a woman and she knows where I sleep.) The Leftist in question started off as Leftists typically do: accuse you of being ignorant to the facts, talking down to you like you were Paris Hilton trying to understand particle physics, and generally belittling you.

Guess how well that worked.

After a protracted back and forth where I calmly provided details and advised the Leftist to do more research (a phrase he used previously to me before I produced hard facts he didn’t seem to want to address), he continued his barrage of insults. Then, I did the unthinkable.

I called him dishonest and proved it.

After that point, the Leftist’s tone changed from aggressor to victim. “That really isn’t very nice,” he replied, promptly ignoring all the venom he had typed previously. Another Leftist debate tactic is to “forget” what is posted or said shortly after it’s posted/said and then claim you/they didn’t post/say what you/they did. (Good thing Chris isn’t paying me by the slash for this post.)

At the end of it all, I posted to the Leftist his hypocrisy and how his actions before the half-hearted attempt to offer an olive branch while at the same time telling me he thought I had “trust issues.” To be fair, I do have trust issues, especially when someone treats me like crap, lies to my face, and then tries to smooth things over with a diagnosis reeking of more quackery than a duck convention.

So, what was the point of this exercise in futility? First, I did this so you don’t have to walk into a discussion about politics without being forewarned and forearmed. This political season is proving to me one of the nastiest in my memory with both sides taking on similar debate tactics. Second, I wanted you to see how the Left operates when presented with facts they can’t spin away or lie about. There is no question Democrats and Leftists have made it a point to go after certain industries they don’t like, but they’re quick to blame Republicans at the first sign of trouble.

And third, I wanted to showcase what a little knowledge can do in the hands of those who don’t care what they’re called. If you know something, feel confident in that knowledge and don’t let others try to dictate reality for you.

Leave that to me.

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