LEVIN: He wants to talk about inequality; we want to talk about liberty

Via Mark Levin

Let me be clear about this. Let me help some of these Republicans here and of course tomorrow’s hosts, they may want to cherry-pick some of this. This president has created more poverty, more economic inequality, more economic dislocation, more crushing debt than any president in modern American history including Jimmy Carter and Herbert Hoover.

This president has set back the economic progress of women more than any modern president. This president has set back the economic progress of minorities, including African-Americans, more than any modern president. This president has set back economic opportunity for our young people — our children and our grandchildren — more than any modern president because he has embraced the most ideological, the most radical form of economics. A system they cannot work; a system that will not work; a system that is impossible.

He’s spreading misery, he’s spreading destitution and he’s spreading poverty. This is not the America that the Framers established. This is not the America that we were born into, each and every one of us. And because he’s increasingly frustrated by his own incompetence and failure. What is he doing?

He’s dividing this nation, he’s Balkanizing this nation along every conceivable route that he can find — whether it’s religious, whether it’s economic, whether it’s race, whether it’s age, whether it’s income, whether it’s religion. And he’s seizing more and more power as he panics, as he becomes desperate, as imperial minds do. Yes, he’s an imperial president. And just as I said, this president has been conducting a certain, a sure gradual coup which is now being picked up.

He’s also an imperial president, which is also now being understood. He’s changing our system of government; he’s destroying our economic system. He’s nationalizing businesses and industries through the front door and through the back door. Did you know they have over 6,000 regulations and rules that they’re preparing to unleash on us?

Do you know that he’s put out the word to his cabinet, to his agency heads and to everybody in the federal government that this is their time? Now come hell or high water by 2016 when he leaves office he wants thousands and thousands of regulations pouring out at the EPA, the [Agriculture] Department, the Education department, the Energy department, Interior and all the rest.

This man is a one-man wrecking ball, that’s exactly what he is. He wants to talk about inequality; we want to talk about liberty. And it is liberty that we need to talk about.

Via Mark Levin

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: 100 Lawmakers Gather at Mount Vernon To Talk Convention Of States

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Nation

100 Lawmakers Gather at Mount Vernon To Talk Convention Of States: NoisyRm
Mark Levin interviews Paul Ryan on the new budget agreement: Scoop
Ineducability: Freedom’s Torch

The Colorado #obamacare exchange is a disaster.: Moe Lane
Fresh New Lows: Ace
Never Let the Dead of Sandy Hook Go to Waste, or Rest in Peace: John Ransom

End Of Filibuster Brings First Of Many Radical Judges: IBD
D.C. Wants to Let Non-U.S. Citizens Vote in Elections: JW
FL state senators push for constitutional convention : BPR

All I Want for Christmas Is My Freedom Back: Betsy McCaughey
Polls Find Big Trouble Ahead for Democrats: Bryan Preston
Mary Landrieu Backing Radical Marxist Democrat In South Dakota: HayRide

Economy

BOHICA Act of 2013: Erick Erickson
“Thank You, Paul Ryan, Sir!”: RS
Please Pray for Me… I Am Losing My Insurance: Jim Hoft

Scandal Central

Lead FBI Benghazi Investigator Has Never Testified Before Congress: Kerry Picket
Proud confessions: I trade food stamps ‘for beer, vodka and cigarettes’: BPR
How the ATF Manufactures Crime: Charles C. W. Cooke

How Every Part of American Life Became a Police Matter: Chase Madar, Mother Jones
Nation of Islam Receives Farm Subsidies: NRO
Bill Elliot’s IRS Audit Has Been Terminated: iOTW

Climate & Energy

EPA says taking over private property will benefit the economy: Michael Bastasch
Our Fragile Planet: Walter Williams
Figures. As Nation Suffers Record Cold, Snow… Greenpeace Warns of Global Warming: GWP

Media

Oscar’s Farks O’ The Week, Bad Selfie Edition: HayRide
Have You Forgotten?: R.S. McCain
Rick Warren Piers Morgan: “I fear the disapproval of God more than I fear your disapproval…”: RWN

The 40 Best Conservative Websites Of 2013: RWN
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) Declares Political War On NRA, Pro-Gun Senators: A.W.R. Hawkins
Self-Avowed Terrorist Bill Ayers: Obama like ‘imperial leader’: Tal Kopan

Paul Krugman, The Wonk Gap, and The Eternal Church of the All-Seeing State: Ace
No, You Can’t Keep Your Drugs Either Under Obamacare: Scott Gottlieb
Social justice indoctrination in math class courtesy of Common Core: EAG

World

Obama Administration Admits Iran Will Get $ 20 Billion from Sanctions Relief – Not $ 7 Billion: GWP
Democratic Congresswoman Does Not Seem to Understand What, or Where, Benghazi Is: Ace
Dem Rep Unloads on Obama Over Castro Handshake: GWP

Nelson Mandela and Ronald Reagan: Arnold Steinberg
Somali Refugees Say South Africa is Too Dangerous: Daniel Greenfield
Ukranians say NO to Lenin: Susan L.M. Goldberg

The Damage of a Handshake: Otto J. Reich
Mooch Obama jealous over another woman?: Matzav
Mandela Crashes Obama Johannesburg Appearance: Cube

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

The Worst IT Project Disasters of 2013: Chris Kanaracus, CIO
Trending tech hashtag goes viral: Here are 10 truly awesome #FiveWordTechHorrors: Taylor Soper
Palantir’s Latest Round Valuing It At $ 9B Swells To $ 107.8M In New Funding: Kim-Mai Cutler

Cornucopia

The Greatness of Dirty Jobs: American Digest
To Be . . . Or To Do?: This Ain’t Hell
Fire Sale: Genuine Mandela Brand Necklacing Kits: Cube

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QOTD: “The Gold Plan… that’s when you have to sell your wedding ring in order to pay the deductibles.

The Silver Plan… is the color of your hair by the time you finally get signed up for it.

The Bronze Plan… that’s the color your finger is going to be after you give yourself a prostate exam.” —Larry the Cable Guy

Doug Ross @ Journal

President Obama helpfully warns Americans to stop listening to talk radio and reading blogs

Guest post by Tyler Durden

Fast forward to 5’40” in Obama’s speech delivered earlier today.

It is here that he makes the following statement:

“Now that the government has reopened and this threat to our economy is removed, all of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists, and the bloggers, and the talking heads on radio and the professional activists who profit from conflict, and focus on what the majority of Americans sent us here to do, and that’s grow this economy, create good jobs, strengthen the middle class, educate our kids, lay the foundation for broad-based prosperity and get our fiscal house in order for the long haul.”

We will ignore the irony of a president talking about “profiting from conflict” when less than two months ago the world was on the verge of World War III over a fabricated, false flag-driven invasion “confirmed” by YouTube clips, and designed entirely by this administration to further (and profit) its Saudi and Qatari interests, and which was halted in the last minute thanks to none other than the Russian president, and ask: instead of stopping to “focus on bloggers” who merely do the math in a world in which math is long forgotten, let’s for one month, week or day, simply halt the Federal Reserve’s circular monetary authority which now purchases virtually all issued US Treasurys that carry any duration risk.

We wonder what that would do to interest rates, to the US debt-issuance and deficit-funding machinery, to the already crippled reserve status of the dollar, to the real default threat of a country that has long passed its Minsky Ponzi point, and to the same once great nation that cemented its world-dominance not thanks to a central bank funding a government which has spent in the past 5 years almost as much as in all of its prior history, but due to the encouragement of the entrepreneurial spirit, to minimal government meddling in (and illegal supervision of) all affairs of man and commerce, to allowing not only the reward of success but the risk of failure, and most importantly to allowing capitalism to reign free once again, if only for a brief period of time.

We will not even engage the question of just how much “wealth effect” has been left on the table with the Fed not actively monetizing all US debt in 95 years of its 100 years of existence, and certainly not engage in trite religious sermonizing written by a recently graduated drama major-cum-teleprompter operator.

 

Doug Ross @ Journal