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Shapiro: The Democratic Party Fascists Take Over

By Ben Shapiro

Let's say that you own a business. And let's say that as a person of faith, you decide to use the profits from that business to support, at least in some small part, traditional marriage. Now let's say that your political opponents find your position stunning and launch a boycott against your business.

So far, no harm, no foul. It may be irritating that your political opponents choose to make your personal political predilections the basis of a crushing economic attack. But it's their right.

But now let's say your political opponents are in government. And let's say they use the power of their office to shut down your business -- not because you violated any law or broke any regulation, but because they don't like your position on traditional marriage.

This would be fascism.

Fascists deny that democracy should decide whether or not you have a right to engage in business. They suggest, instead, that political actors, armed with a vague sense of the general will, ought to enforce that vague sense rather than the law. Mao Zedong fervently supported this notion; in his "Little Red Book," he asked where "correct ideas come from." His answer: him. And only politically correct ideas could be tolerated.

Welcome to Barack Obama's America.

Two of Obama's closest political allies, Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston and Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, came out last week in favor of banning Chick-fil-A from their cities. Chick-fil-A's President and Chief Operating Officer, Dan Cathy, is a supporter of traditional marriage; the company has given money to groups that support traditional marriage politically. This, in the minds of Menino and Emanuel, is a grave sin in need of rapid repentance. "Chick-fil-A's values are not Chicago's values," said Emanuel of a city in which dead people vote and live people dodge bullets. "I was angry to learn on the heels of your prejudiced statements about your search for a site to locate in Boston," Menino wrote to Cathy. "There is no place for your discrimination on Boston's Freedom Trail and no place for your company alongside it."

Now, neither Emanuel nor Menino can legally bar Chick-fil-A from their cities. But this attitude -- that businesses are worthy of government bans simply for failing to tow the liberal line -- now infuses the Democratic Party. It's why President Obama's allies at Media Matters consistently team up with him to launch devastating boycotts against conservative business people. It's why those public relations assaults are invariably well coordinated with government actors who suggest that force of law be used to punish those conservative business people.

This is the difference between free speech and fascism. It's one thing for people to choose not to engage in business with people with whom they disagree. That's often nasty and extreme, but it's certainly within First Amendment territory. It's another thing entirely for the government to step in to punish people who disagree with liberal policies, simply because they disagree with liberal policies. That's fascistic. It's deeply dangerous. And it's becoming the ugly new attitude of the Democratic Party elite.

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Ben Shapiro, 28, is a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School, a radio host on KRLA 870 Los Angeles, and Editor-At-Large for Breitbart News. He is the four-time bestselling author of "Primetime Propaganda."

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  1. BillzillaComment by Billzilla
    August 1, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

    All hail King Barry Barack the First! And after November 6 this year… the last! !

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    • downdraftComment by downdraft
      August 1, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

      “…the last”

      Not just Obama.

      What used to be the Democrat Party is no longer…it AND ITS MEMBERS are FASCIST today and will be tomorrow…

      You and I know this is a complete attack by today’s Democrats against the republic for which we stand…

      This means that every Democrat you know and work with, purchase goods from…IS A FASCIST and SUPPORTS THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH WE STAND…

      I’m not just talking politics…I’m coming right out and calling a spade a spade…DEMOCRATS ARE SUPPORTING AND ENGAGING IN A DIRECT ATTACK AND DESTRUCTION OF OUR CONSTITUTION…

      I’m not sayings such things as : ” Oh, he is a Democrat, but a nice guy!”

      B.S!

      They are not nice, nor friendly…by engaging in the destruction of our republic…THEY ARE LOWER THAN TRAITORS AND TERRORISTS….

      Off the wall?…no such thing. Today’s Democrat is a FASCIST…and seeks to destroy our way of living…just by the support, monetarily and verbally, of the FASCIST ADMINISTRATION…

      WAKE UP AMERICA….CONNECT THE DOTS…GET YOUR HEADS OUT OF THE SAND…stop making excuses for them…you are part of their efforts by doing so…

      AND THEY MUST BE DEALT WITH

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    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      August 1, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

      God willing.

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    • wschorpComment by wschorp
      August 1, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

      The Problem with our country at the moment is not in what the leaders believe, but how no one can call treason and racketeering for what they are against them. When Rush infered that Ms.Fluke wanted to be paid to have sex, Media matters and color of Change went to work pouinding the phones to get not only the sponsors, but the radio stations themselves to kick Rush off the air. When Capone, Giancanna, and Gotti did the same thing by extorting honest businesses to play by their rules, they went to jail. If the president can circumvent the constitution and effectively bankrupt the government, is that not treason.? Can we really allow armies of undocumented workers come and live here on the taxpayers dime or taking jobs from its citizenry, is this not treason? Can we really sent weapons into the hands of foreign drug lords that are willing to cross the border and kill our citizens and our law enforcement people, is this not Treason?
      We already have a phony birth certificate, and a social security card that was assigned to a man who was born in 1890. Can we not see this as fraud? We are so quick to say Socialist, marxist, liberal, but no one can call Obama out for being the phony that he is? I say Prosecute him, unseal all of his records, trace his DNA, and prosecute all those who helped him defraud the American people. From the Pritzkers to Pelosi and Reid.

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  2. cdrcodyComment by cdrcody
    August 1, 2012 @ 1:25 pm

    Off the subject, but I hear if you win an Olympic gold medal you owe about $9,000 in taxes. I read this in the Weekly Standard. What kind of garbage is this? I think it’s about time we totaly dumped our tax system.

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    • nickster99Comment by nickster99
      August 1, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

      The gold medals the athlete’s receive are not actually solid gold they are plated. Not worth much at all, monetarily I mean. The bronze medals are actually worth more.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      August 1, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

      The United States Olympic Committee rewards Olympic medalists with honorariums. A gold medal brings $25,000. Silver medals get you $15,000. And a bronze is worth $10,000.

      The Weekly Standard, a conservative news magazine, ran the numbers and tabulated that the tax bill on a gold is $8,986, silver is $5,385 and bronze is $3,500.

      Just admit it, with Liberals in charge any and all attempts at American individual excellence and superior behavior will always be taxed by oppressive liberals back down to the lowest common denominator of the unenlightened socialist standards. And we wonder by our society cumulatiely degenerates. DUH? The problem is not in our stars but in our Socialism and a socialist government who becomes the enforcer of socialism to the diminution of individual rights, freedoms and personal property.

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    • BobinmsComment by Bobinms
      August 1, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

      I’m surprised that the Olympics are socially acceptable, what with all that marching and playing of patriotic national anthems. And imagine the everlasting psychicholical damage to the thousands of losers. Instead I would suggest that all participants receive gold medals, except for those from poor countries, who would receive 2 gold medals. After all they can use the money and are the victims of economic repression.

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    • cdrcodyComment by cdrcody
      August 1, 2012 @ 10:58 pm

      I knew about the honorarium but chose not to mention it. I think that anyone that has the gumption to win an Olympic medal should be allowed to keep the money, period. It is after all a gift pure and simple. The Olympic Committee doesn’t have to give them the cash, and a gift, if I understand the tax law (and I probably don’t), is supposed to be tax free. And don’t say I’m trying to take it away from them, I am not. I’m saying it should not be taxed. We need a better tax system.

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    • nickster99Comment by nickster99
      August 2, 2012 @ 7:17 am

      I did a little research and the value of an Olympic gold medal is about $450.00. It s made of silver with a plating of approx. 6 grams of pure gold. Yes and they do get a $ 25,000.00 honorarium which is taxable. They will pay approx. $8,900.00 in taxes on it. That *****!

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  3. JuneComment by June
    August 1, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    The good people of Boston and Chicago need to vote the little nazi-fascist mayors OUT! OR, as an alternative, tell them to keep their communist suppression ideas to themselves! OR, perhaps just tell them to GET THE HELL OUT OF THE USA!

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    • thedoveComment by thedove
      August 1, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

      “The good people of Boston and Chicago need to vote the little nazi-fascist mayors OUT”

      Well, perhaps in their respective election cycles, we’ll learn just how many “good people” there are in Boston and Chicago. Perhaps “Chicago values” and “Boston values” mean putting “free” gummint handouts over what’s right. We’ll see come election time, won’t we?

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  4. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    August 1, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    I followed Mike Huckabee’s advice to visit and support Chick-Fil-A today August 1st and thumb my nose at the Fascists. I got there at 10:15 a.m. for breakfast and the line of cars outside the drive thru was 25 and the line inside was 35. I had to park next door as all parking spaces were full. I went back for lunch to the other Chick-Fil-A at 2:15 thinking to beat the lunch crowd and again the lot was full and I gladly had to wait behind 50 people to place my order which the efficient crew worked through in 7 minutes. I vote with my pocketbook, vote with my feet and will vote in November with my brain to remove any modern American fascist who thinks he can remove my freedom of choice in where and what I eat. The girl behind the counter gave me a “God bless you” when I left and I returned the favor. Chalk one small victory for freedom of speech and freedom of worship against the perverted powers of tyranny who would rob us of our freedom of choice.

    These Liberal Socialist mind manipulators still are unaware of the steam engine that is building to run them over in November. I also plan to return tonight for a Chick-Fil-A dinner. Let the liberals rely on talk, ,,,,we problem solving men and women of production rely on our actions.

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    • ghendricComment by ghendric
      August 1, 2012 @ 3:15 pm

      I hope the steam engine leaves nothing but a greasy spot when it gets done..

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    • badkarma060Comment by badkarma060
      August 1, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

      I did the same only I picked up lunch for my wife and I. It was great to see the place was packed, and the drive thru went around the store. Service was fast and courteous. I will continue supporting them.

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    • AMVoterComment by AMVoter
      August 1, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

      Wife and I had lunch at CFA today to support them. The place was packed with folks lined up the entire length. The drive thru was backed up around the block. Was so proud to see so many people supporting free speech in this country!

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    • MarcusComment by Marcus
      August 1, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

      Our family has decided to show our support for Chick-fil-A by eating three meals a day there from now on. We’re buying double on Saturdays to heat up at home when they are closed on Sundays.

      Our doctor says that all the fat and calories will do wonders for our arteries. And even if he’s wrong and we develop heart disease and diabetes, we’ll have Obamacare to take care of us, thanks to the Supreme Court. So it’s a win-win.

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    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      August 1, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

      This just shows what a bunch of losers these liberal fascists are. Every time they try to organize a boycott or ban a business because it doesn’t agree with their agenda it just backfires on them. Maybe someday they’ll wake up and smell the coffee, but don’t hold your breath.

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  5. ghendricComment by ghendric
    August 1, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

    The GOP hasn’t been any better either.. in reality, both parties are the same and are controlled by the same money.. After this election cycle, I’m dumping my membership in the good ol’ boys party… we should dump both parties and just have one and call it the Republicrats… because that’s what it really is..

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    • AMVoterComment by AMVoter
      August 1, 2012 @ 3:49 pm

      You make some valid points, but this election is a fight for our country like no other and the most important thing is to defeat obama and that means voting Republican.

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    • handymanherbComment by handymanherb
      August 1, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

      That because of the kind of people you vote in, you pick who looks good or makes you laugh, we need conservatives in both parties, not a bunch of progressives in both parties.

      But since all you vote for is progressives, you end up with the same.

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    • graywolfComment by graywolf
      August 1, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

      The problem here in Texas that if you are not registered Republican or Democrat you can not vote in primary elections. The primaries are important if we are to keep RINO’s and moderates out of office.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      August 1, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

      We just hammered the Republican Rino in Texas and put Ted Cruz into poistion to be the first Hispanic Tea Party Senator from Texas,,,making 6 out of 50 for the Tea party in just a matter of a few years. Republicans had best listen and get on board or get run over by the freedom train that is criss crossing the American political arenas in force.

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    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      August 1, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

      Amen, AM!

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    • ghendricComment by ghendric
      August 1, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

      The only true candidate in my opinion is Ron Paul. He actually has a plan to fix the economy..

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    • cdrcodyComment by cdrcody
      August 1, 2012 @ 11:16 pm

      ghendric, you may believe that if you wish, and I’m not going to say you can’t. But at this point it makes little difference since Ron Paul cannot win this election. It will be either Romney or Obama. I’m asking you not to waste your vote by voting for Paul. Instead, whether you like it or not, you have to vote for Romney. Voting for Ron Paul would, in actuallity, be taking a vote away from Romney and increasing Obama’s net talley by one. This cannot be allowed to happen. He must be removed.

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    • AMVoterComment by AMVoter
      August 2, 2012 @ 10:13 am

      @ghendric, Your loyalty is admirable but now is the time to focus on beating Obama, who is taking away our freedoms as he ignores the Constitution. Every vote against Obama counts. Please think of that when you go into the voting booth.

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    • ghendricComment by ghendric
      August 6, 2012 @ 4:39 am

      You can’t make me vote for the lessor of two evils anymore. I’ve been doing that all my life and nothing ever changes. You’re free to think that voting for Romney is going to make a difference but you’re wrong. Romney and Obama are both part of the globalist intentions and either one will just drive us to the same place. If they want my vote, they better give us the real candidate or I’m not playing. At least I’ll have a clear conscience because I knew I did the right thing..

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    • recce1Comment by recce1
      August 7, 2012 @ 1:23 am

      ghendric, who is making you vote for anyone? Please keep in mind that there’re other parties running candidates from the Conservative, Libertarian, and Constitution Parties to the Communist Party USA. Remember, the Republican Party started as a third party in the 1850′s.

      Personally, I believe the GOP needs a good scare, particularly if Romney decides to play it safe and nominates a good old boy rich white man for the VP slot. If the GOP is unwilling or unable to demonstrate daring and a vision then perhaps it’s outlived its usefulness.

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  6. Lech DharmaComment by Lech Dharma
    August 1, 2012 @ 3:42 pm

    The platform of the Progressive Democratic Party: Green Fascism, PC Fascism, and Dietary Fascism.

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    • nickster99Comment by nickster99
      August 2, 2012 @ 6:56 am

      Dietary fascism. I like that. Michelle my belle will be your new dietician! She will be eating the lobster thermadore and BBQ ribs and we will all get carrot and celery sticks.

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  7. philwynkComment by philwynk
    August 1, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

    Ben –

    Yes. Good. It’s fascism.

    It’s also a deliberate distraction. Every news cycle in which the focus is something other than the miserable performance of Obama’s incompetent economic plan is a news cycle in which the President moves a step closer to re-election. Every news cycle in which the focus is the economy, he moves farther away. Knowing this, his buddies in the press corps scoured the Baptist radio programs and found in innocuous statement to rile us up — and rile us up, it did. A week and half of news cycles without a single mention of bad economic news.

    Drop it. We all agree. Nobody is changing their opinion about this. We have an election to win. After we win it, we can protect honest businessmen from illegal, unconstitutional harassment.

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  8. poorgrandchildren.comComment by poorgrandchildren.com
    August 1, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

    Under democracy, the government CAN decide whether or not you have a right to engage in business. All it takes in a de-mob-ocracy, is one more than 50%. That is one reason our founders rejected democracy as an evil form of government and mandated a republic.

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  9. DudleyComment by Dudley
    August 1, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

    “said Emanuel of a city in which dead people vote and live people dodge bullets.”
    I love that, thanks.

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  10. willyrhoComment by willyrho
    August 1, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

    An example of True Democracy is: A nation has 17 people, they hold an election meeting. Nine vote to kill the 8 and take their property and divide it, and they do it. A second meeting is held and the 5 vote to do the same again to the 4 and do it. A third meeting is held and the 3 vote to do the same to the 2 and do it. Another meeting is held and the 2 vote to do the same to the 1 and do it. Another meeting is held and on the way the DemoNaziCommieFasciProgLib hides on the trail to the Meeting house in wait for the Conservative. But the consevative knows the Demo and sneaks up on him and hits him in the head with a barbell. The Barbill is $100 so the Conservative pays it because the Commie is broke.

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  11. marvelous maxComment by marvelous max
    August 1, 2012 @ 4:37 pm

    The Ninth Amendment says that none of the listed rights shall override any rights held by people.

    That means there are unlisted rights which aren’t included in the Bill of Rights and they can’t be over-run by the rights which are listed in the Bill of Right.

    That means that the vaunted First Amendment rights can’t be used to interfere with a person’s business and a church which opposes homosexuals can’t interfere with military funerals.

    You should get your Supreme Court to be knowledgeable about the Ninth Amendment.

    The First Amendment can only be used to peacefully assemble and petition the government for a redress of greivances.
    The Ninth Amendment also would recognize the rights of unions and groups as persons.

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  12. marvelous maxComment by marvelous max
    August 1, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

    Actually Shapiro’s article is all wrong.

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    • canada3dayerComment by canada3dayer
      August 2, 2012 @ 4:03 am

      would you care to explain your comment, or did you just post it to stir things up?

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  13. firewheel77Comment by firewheel77
    August 1, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

    Ate at Chick-fil-A today…….along with hundreds of others..great food!R Emanuel very obivious…..if his brains were cotton, he wouldn’t have enough to make a Q-tip for an ant!Fits in well with the rest of the Chicago politicans! Including the big-eared marxist in the White House! Hurray!Hurray! for CHICK-FIL-A!

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  14. BobinmsComment by Bobinms
    August 1, 2012 @ 6:42 pm

    “So far, no harm, no foul. It may be irritating that your political opponents choose to make your personal political predilections the basis of a crushing economic attack. But it’s their right.”

    It is however a suppression of free speech. I can’t stop you from saying it but I can make you sorry that you did.

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  15. slickzipComment by slickzip
    August 1, 2012 @ 6:48 pm

    I would not expect anything less from friends of ODUMBA they all group think ,,,socialist all of them !11

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  16. JDZComment by JDZ
    August 1, 2012 @ 6:52 pm

    It is amazing how hypocritical these liberal hacks are and how some little ex ballet dancer named Rahm is attempting to pump himself up as Mayor of a failing city like Chicago. Someone needs to remind him that most of his predecessors are in prison and that he has allowed himself to be sucked into the same culture. The more these radicals expose their hypocrisy and unlawful attitude toward the majority of the country in favor of minority opinions, the better it will be for Tea Party candidates and Romney to be elected this fall. The American public is not buying the way liberals are attempting to jam their cultural preferences down our throats and we are going to send them a strong message in November. The public support to Chic-Fil-A is just one small example.

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  17. cynicalobserverComment by cynicalobserver
    August 1, 2012 @ 6:55 pm

    The Democrats believe in freedom of speech as long as you say what they want you to say. Otherwise, it will be censored. The first Amendment to the Constitution is in jeopardy.

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  18. norbertComment by norbert
    August 1, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

    re: graywolf :Texans must register with a party to vote in its primary election….

    That is not true. There is no preregistration required to vote in a primary election. All voter id cards are sent out with party affiliation blank, and the voter is free to choose which party primary he wishes to participate in. At the polling site on election day, his ID card is stamped Dem or Repub to prohibit later crossover to the other party IN CASE OF A RUNOFF election in the primary. If there is a runoff, voters are prohibited from voting the runoff of the party other than the one whose primary they initially voted in. That’s all there is to it. Unlike some states, Texas does NOT require that a voter register with a party prior to the primary election. I live in Galveston County, TX.

    Oh, there is one other restriction. If there is a party precinct meeting or caucus after the primary voting hours, a voter may NOT participate in a caucus of the other party… i.e. if he voted in the Democrat primary, he can participate in the Democrat caucus (precinct meeting) but not the Republican caucus, and vice versa for the Republicans.

    The general election is, of course, open to all eligible voters w/o regard to how or if they voted in the primaries.

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  19. nhpollackComment by nhpollack
    August 1, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

    I agree with everything Mr. Shapiro says, but not how he says it. The expression is “toe the line”, not “tow the line”. Call me a grammar snob, but words have exact meanings and to “toe the line” means to conform, while “tow the line” is better expressed by “carrying water for…”.

    I don’t know about Menino but, being originally from Chicago, I know all about Emanuel. He claims to be an Orthodox Jew and further claimed to have received a special waiver from his Rabbi to work on shabbes (Jewish sabbath) to get the TARP bailout pushed through.

    Mr. Emanuel claims to be a member of the Anshe Sholom Congregation which I attended before he was born. The head Rabbi at the time was Rabbi Herman Davis and he didn’t brook any divergence from the Talmud. Rabbis aren’t really clergy, but rather teachers and there are neither waivers nor dispensations in the Jewish religion. One may only violate the commandment to “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy” in life and death circumstances.

    Additionally, an orthodox Jewish man ALWAYS keeps his head covered, usually with a yarmulke (skull cap) and I’ve never seen this clown in a hat.

    Finally, part of Emanuel’s myth, to show his strong work ethic, was that he worked at an Arby’s in his youth. One day he was slicing meat, cut his thumb, but kept working. No way is an orthodox Jew working with “treff” (non-kosher food) and it would also have been a violation of the Chicago health code.

    Neither Obama nor Emanuel are suited to anything more than running a brothel on Tudo St. in Saigon for which they have the ethics, but not necessarily the business acumen of a 14 year old street pimp.

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  20. stanparrishComment by stanparrish
    August 2, 2012 @ 12:05 am

    It is gratifying to see Chick-fill-a making record sales.
    These things never work the way the liberals wish they would. But they keep trying over, and over, and over. One definition of insanity is to do things over and over while expecting a different result.

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  21. bgannyfComment by babs
    August 2, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    And we are surprised that our youth are such “Bullies”. wonder where they learned how to do that?

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  22. vevaComment by veva
    August 3, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    Chicago is where dead people vote and live people dodge bullets. Make a template of that so it is attached to all of your emails. Make it go viral. Some will reach Illinois. Enlighten the public.

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  23. recce1Comment by recce1
    August 5, 2012 @ 9:03 am

    Thanks for being willing to address a delicate but essential subject. Most people associate fascism with the sound of jack boots in the street, yet fascism can wear a velvet glove over its iron fist. Also, fascism isn’t the same as Naziism. Naziism can be identified by its virulent anti-Semitism.

    So here’s an excellent definition of fascism I found on the internet. “Fascism is an economic model in which the state dictates the utilization of privately held assets to achieve public policy goals.” Is this not what’s occurring in the USA today?

    Aren’t the auto bailout, the stimulus package, the financial institutions bailout, the healthcare law, the Community Reinvestment Act effecting mortgages, the birth control mandate, and using the EPA to implement Cap and Trade but just a few examples of the Democrats forcing privately held assets, i.e., corporations and businesses, to do its bidding in shaping and changing social policies?

    Government thru fascism uses private businesses to do its bidding. Gradually the government then turns to national ownership of the means of production. That’s called socialism. Haven’t a number of Democrats like Waters and Hinchey advocated the nationalization of petroleum refineries? Doesn’t Obama want a single payer healthcare system?

    To understand another concept, let me mention that a Fabian socialist is a socialist who realizes that socialism in a particular environment or community can’t be instituted rapidly lest there be a powerful backlash or even a revolution. So the goal is to take measured steps to introduce socialism gradually using fascism as a stepping stone

    Therefore, for a Fabian socialist like Obama, fascism is a necessary step on the road to socialism. There need be no jackboots, just the sound of bureaucrats shuffling paper or the keystrokes on computer terminals. The suffocating mountain of regulations, inspections, paperwork, and mandates are part of the arsenal of a potential despot using executive fiats to further his fascist/socialist agenda.

    In addition to the charge of fascism against several Democrat politicians, we also must not forget the charge of censorship. Again, many people misunderstand what real censorship is.

    When a privately owned media company either pulls an article, ad, or posting or bans an individual or group from posting with them, that’s not censorship. The private company is under no legal, moral, or Constitutional obligation to accept all posting or letters. To the contrary, private companies have an absolute right, if not obligation, to control what is distributed thru them.

    However, when a government entity does the same or threatens to use its power to harm someone in some manner for speaking out or posting about a particular matter that’s both censorship, an impeachable or recallable offense, and fascism.

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    • Lech DharmaComment by Lech Dharma
      August 5, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

      Right on! Fascism does not have a single, agreed-upon definition, because it is more of a set of tactical alements that are employed in different ways, depending on the national culture. But, the end-game is always the same: totalitarian control by government.

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