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Chris Chocola OpEd: Trump is not an option for conservativesPosted on Apr. 21, 11 | 09:15 AM by Barney Keller | Topic: Crazy Liberals
Op-Ed: Chris Chocola: Trump is not an option for conservatives
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Club for Growth President Chris Chocola on "Hardball"Posted on Apr. 20, 11 | 09:46 AM by Barney Keller | Topic: Crazy Liberals
Chris Chocola: Donald Trump 'Is Not Conservative'Posted on Apr. 20, 11 | 08:45 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Crazy Liberals
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Huckabee Bashes the Club for Growth in His Latest PodcastPosted on Apr. 19, 11 | 11:24 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Crazy Liberals
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MSNBC: Chris Chocola on Donald TrumpPosted on Apr. 19, 11 | 08:08 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Crazy Liberals
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Donald Trump, not a ConservativePosted on Apr. 18, 11 | 03:39 PM by Barney Keller | Topic: Crazy Liberals
Club for Growth to Trump: You're a Liberal!
Club for Growth: Trump called for massive tax hikes; is a self-described "liberal" on heatlh care
Washington, DC - The Club for Growth assailed potential presidential candidate Donald Trump today as a tax-hiking liberal whose open flirtation with single-payer health care and warm embrace of protectionism disqualifies him from consideration by conservatives.
"Donald Trump for President? You've got to be joking," said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. "Donald Trump has advocated for massive tax increases that display a stunning lack of knowledge of how to create jobs. His love for a socialist-style universal health care system and his alarming obsession with protectionist policies are automatic disqualifiers among free-market conservatives. This publicity stunt will sputter and disappear just as quickly as the 'The Apprentice' is losing viewers."
Donald Trump: Just Another Liberal
Trump: "We must have universal healthcare": We must have universal healthcare. Our objective [should be] to make reforms for the moment and, longer term, to find an equivalent of the single-payer plan that is affordable, well-administered, and provides freedom of choice. (Source: The America We Deserve, by Donald Trump, p.206-208 & 218)
Donald Trump favors a massive tax hike on Americans that would kill jobs and investment: I would impose a one-time, 14.25% tax on individuals and trusts with a net worth over $10 million. For individuals, net worth would be calculated minus the value of their principal residence. That would raise $5.7 trillion in new revenue, which we would use to pay off the entire national debt [and shore up the Social Security Trust Fund].
(Source: The America We Deserve, by Donald Trump, p.170-74)
Trump: The King of Protectionism:
- Trump wants a 25% tax on all Chinese imports: "Twenty-five percent tax on China, unless they behave," he told O'Reilly. "You're threatening China with a trade bill. Twenty-five percent tariff. That's big," O'Reilly retorted. "No, they're threatening us. They're going to make a three hundred billion dollar, let's call it profit, this year on the United States." (Source: Fox News, 4/1/11, http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/04/01/trump-tax-china-25-0#ixzz1JKlujJYV)
- Trump: "I'd love to have a trade war with China. If we did no business with China frankly we'd save a lot of money.": In a Fox News interview, Trump said “I’m a big free trade believer by the way.” A few minutes later he said “I’d love to have a trade war with China. If we did no business with China frankly we’d save a lot of money.” (Source: http://www.therightscoop.com/donald-trump-id-love-a-trade-war-with-china/)
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Michael Moore, CapitalistPosted on Feb. 08, 11 | 01:01 PM by Michael Connolly | Topic: Crazy Liberals
These disputes are common in Hollywood, and Moore of course deserves every dime to which he is contractually entitled.
But the episode once again proves William Buckley’s famous critique of socialism – that it will always fail because there are no actual socialists. At the end of the day, human beings – regardless of their politics – will always look out for their own. They will protect their own property and strive to enhance their own wealth and opportunities. They will care primarily about the education of their own kids, and the economic and social interests of their own communities.
The democratic capitalism of our Founding Fathers succeeds because it accepts human nature as it is, and puts that nature at the service of the society at large. In a market economy, the easiest way to get rich is to make everyone else’s lives better. By contrast, socialist utopias like the kind preferred by Mr. Moore fail because they assume human nature can be transcended by sufficiently empowered government.
You know, like in North Korea.
Anyway, I hope I speak for all democratic capitalists in wishing Mr. Moore well in his pursuit of his hard-earned money. If only he would extend the same courtesy to us.
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Communism in NYCPosted on Jan. 02, 11 | 03:30 PM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Crazy Liberals
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Quote of the DayPosted on Nov. 17, 10 | 01:55 PM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Crazy Liberals
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The Blue Dog's New Leadership TeamPosted on Nov. 17, 10 | 08:03 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Crazy Liberals
- Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC), Co-Chair for Administration
- Rep. John Barrow (D-GA), Co-Chair for Policy
- Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR), Co-Chair for Communications
Combined, they vote with Nancy Pelosi 77% of the time. Their average RePORK Card score is a meager 3%. They all supported bailing out Fannie and Freddie. They all voted for Cash for Clunkers. Shuler voted for Cap and Trade while Ross and Barrow voted for the trillion dollar Stimulus. Ross and Barrow also voted for the auto bailout. Wisely, all three voted against ObamaCare, but Barrow failed to support repeal of the individual mandate when the House voted on it afterwards. None of them supported repeal of TARP.
It might not be accurate to call these three "San Francisco liberals," but they are far from the fiscal conservatives they try to portray themselves to be.
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Murkowski: Not a Republican by Tea Party StandardsPosted on Nov. 16, 10 | 08:38 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Crazy Liberals
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