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Bennett loss signals perils of vote for a pro-socialist Supreme Court nominee.
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• Van Jones — the self-described Communist who served as the Obama administration’s “Green Jobs Czar” until his very verbose video history was unearthed by Glenn Beck. Van — your old colleague needs a little backup here. Come back and chat. We’ve missed your pearls of wisdom!
• Carol Browner — the “global warming czar” of the Obama Administration. Ms. Browner, as Sean Hannity has yet again reported, was one of fourteen leaders of an outfit called the “Commission for a Sustainable World Society,” an arm of the Socialist International.
So Carol, how about shedding some light on your buds? Come on now, don’t be shy.
• U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders — Mr. Sanders, who votes with the Senate Democrats, is a proud — and the only open — socialist member of the United States Senate. Representing Vermont, his fellow Vermont Senator being Senate Judiciary Chairman and Democrat Patrick Leahy. Senator — you are never shy. Your Vermont friend runs the show — have him give you some time to educate the rest of us.
• U.S. Representative Maxine Waters — Ms. Waters has openly pined for the government to take over oil companies. To socialize them. Never a dull discussion to be had with Ms. Waters — walk on over to the Senate, Congresswoman, and let ‘er rip. We’re all ears.
• Andy Stern — the now resigned president of SEIU (the Service Employees International Union) famous for saying in the style of Karl Marx, “Workers of the world unite — it’s not just a slogan anymore. It’s the way we’re gonna have to do our work.” Come back, Andy. Come back! Open up!
• Ron Bloom — the Obama “manufacturing czar” and ex-SEIU aide on the record as believing “the free market is nonsense.” OK Ron, make your case. Elena agrees — come defend her.
• Bertha Lewis — the ACORN CEO who addressed a meeting of the Young Democratic Socialists and said “I’m a socialist.” Bertha, Bertha, Bertha. There will be more cameras here. Front row seat. We want to listen. Come on in!
• Mark Lloyd — a disciple of Obama hero Saul Alinsky, the author of Rules for Radicals, Lloyd is a well-professed admirer of Venezuela socialist strongman Hugo Chavez. And an Obama appointee at the Federal Communications Commission. Hey — things are stirring over at the FCC, Mark. Let’s hear how you see the role of socialism on the Court in dealing with communications.
While we’re at it, let’s throw in a few celebrities. Let’s listen to Sean Penn on the subject, he the admirer of Hugo Chavez. Michael Moore loves Fidel Castro’s Cuba and professes his hatred of capitalism. Mike, babe, come be a witness for Elena Kagan.
Doubtless there are other potential witnesses who can testify as to just why someone of General Kagan’s smarts would so fervently believe in “socialism’s greatness.” Yes, the White House would surely put up a fierce fight to keep its own appointees from being grilled by Senators — thus illustrating the point that there is something to hide. They would do everything they possibly could to keep the topic of socialism as far removed from the Senate Judiciary Committee as possible. Which in turn sets up for Team Obama a classic “lose-lose” proposition. If socialism is so great, and the nominee is on the written record about this, then let’s have the discussion. If the Obama White House and its allies refuse to have the discussion — the question becomes: what’s to hide?
But make no mistake. This is not about juicing the TV ratings for a Court confirmation.
If the United States Senate is about to vote for an avowed admirer of socialism for the job of Supreme Court Justice, the obvious question is: how does socialism deal with American concepts of law and the Constitution?
What about free speech? Already stories are appearing that Kagan “argued to the court in September that Congress has the constitutional right to forbid companies from engaging in political speech such as publishing pamphlets that advocate the election or defeat of a candidate for federal office.” Socialism is, of course, famously hostile to corporations and the rights of private individuals, a hostility that comes out in Kagan’s animus to free speech by corporations in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. This was the case, of course, for which President Obama famously scolded the Supreme Court as it sat before him during his State of the Union address.
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