West Virginia State Democrats Abandon Obama; Some Jump Ship To Republicans

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(Sodahead)

It appears that aligning yourself with President Obama is no longer in fashion when it comes to being a Democrat in West Virginia.

According to an article on the Blue Field Daily Telegraph, West Virginia Democrats are distancing themselves from President Obama while some have jumped ship to the Republicans:

CHARLESTON (AP) — As Republicans rally for more control in West Virginia’s long-time Democratic Legislature, a few Democrats have jumped ship to the GOP and are challenging former colleagues in midterm races.

Republicans face their biggest election opportunity in decades in the House of Delegates, where a four-seat swing would put them in power for the first time in 85 years. The GOP thinks its strategy for federal races translates at the state level: tie state Democrats to President Barack Obama, who lost badly and remains unpopular with West Virginians for policies on coal, social issues and gun rights.

West Virginia Democrats say they don’t align with Washington, D.C., and have their own conservative Democrat brand — one that includes chiding Obama on coal, like proposed coal-fired plant emission standards.

The GOP’s most notable convert is state Sen. Evan Jenkins, who ditched the Democrats to run against 19th-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall. In statehouse bids, at least three other ex-Democrats are following Jenkins’ lead.

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UAW & VW Corporation To Ignore Worker’s Rejection of Unionization

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(USA Today)

Voting. It’s always touted as imperative to the survival of our Republic. But it seems when it comes to voting to see if workers want to unionize or not, the wish of the workers doesn’t matter to the Progressive left and some corporate allies.

According to an article on the American Thinker, the UAW and Volkswagon have decided to ignore the will of their workers when they voted against unionization and push through unionization anyway:

As the labor movement tells the story, two months ago, the silly, ungrateful Volkswagen factory workers in Tennessee foolishly rejected the generous invitation of the company and the United Auto Workers to welcome the Detroit-killing union with open arms.

In an election supervised by the federal National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the workers in VW’s Chattanooga plant rejected UAW representation by a vote of 712 to 626.

Amazingly, the UAW and the automaker both refuse to take the workers’ “no” for an answer.  The two sides are acting in unison to overturn the democratically expressed will of the workers.

Nullifying an election by fiat with the collusion of corporate management and organized labor is something we would expect to see in a nation dominated by fascism, a dangerous foreign ideology embraced by President Obama and the so-called progressives of the early twentieth century and today.

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Anti-Capitalist / Socialist Economist Claims He Has Been Working With Democrats & Obama Administration “For A Long Time”

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Economist and Socialist Thomas Piketty (Financialpost.com)

Have you ever wondered why the Obama Administration’s plans for improving the U.S. economy always seem to fail? It just might have something to do with the fact that the Obama Administration has been working with someone who doesn’t like capitalism.

According to an article on France24.com, a well known economist who isn’t fond of capitalism, but doesn’t mind Socialism, has been working with the Democrats and the Obama Administration “for a long time”:

In his latest book, French economist Thomas Piketty warns that modern-day capitalism leads to unsustainable levels of inequality. While he is often linked to France’s Socialist Party, his writings have made him unusually popular in the US.

Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” has only just been translated into English – several weeks ahead of schedule, due to popular demand – and the New York Times’s star columnist Paul Krugman has already described it as “the most important economics book of the year — and maybe of the decade”.

The French economist’s current US book tour is turning into something of a red carpet event. So far this week, he has met the White House’s Council of Economic Advisors as well as Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.

“The Democratic Party, especially the Obama administration, has been in contact with us and using our findings for a long time,” Piketty told AFP in Washington.

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VIDEO: Al Gore Takes His Lies To Hawaiian University

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Al “I Swear Global Warming Is This Big” Gore speaking at the University of Hawaii. (Screenshot)

Between 2007 and 2009 former President Al Gore predicted that because of man-made Global Warming the North Pole would melt by 2013. This prediction, like many others he has made, proved to be false.

But even though Al Gore has been more wrong than a broken clock with no arms, he is still embraced by the Progressive left as the go-to-guy for Climate Change. He was even invited by the University of Hawaii to speak at the Hawaii Sustainability Conference yesterday where he spoke in front of a cheering, mindless crowd of 7000 Global Warming believers. He was also joined by Senator Barbara Boxer from California. (See video below.)

California College Students Gather To Support Socialist Venezuelan Government

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A masked university student demonstrator returns a teargas canister to Bolivarian National Guards during clashes in Caracas, Venezuela. (Times Union)

Over the past few months, 41 people have died while protesting the Socialist government in Venezuela.

What have some Californian college students done to honor those deaths? Gathered to show solidarity with the Socialist government of course.

According to an article on Workers World, college students from several local, Californian colleges gathered to watch Socialist movies and show support for their fellow Socialist in Venezuela:

An educational meeting on Venezuela was held in Oakland, Calif., at Laney College on April 10.  The solidarity event was sponsored by the Bay Area Latin American Solidarity Coalition and in collaboration with the Associated Students of Laney College and the Brown Alliance of Students Taking Action.

The film, “Viva Venezuela: Fighting for Socialism,” was shown. Martín Sánchez, former consul general of Venezuela to San Francisco, led the discussion, along with Camilla Schneider, who had recently returned from Venezuela as part of a visiting delegation.

The film conveyed that the people, who support the revolutionary government,…

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Sebelius: Administration’s Predictions Were “Flat Out Wrong”

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(Daily Mail)

It seems that outgoing Health and Humans Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, has had a small change of heart.

According to an article on Appeal-Democrat.com, she admits that the Obama Administration’s predictions that the online- sign up for Obamacare would be ready on Oct 1st was just a lie…er.., flat out wrong

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the administration’s own predictions that the new health care law’s online sign-up system would be ready by Oct. 1 were “just flat out wrong.”

Sebelius told NBC’s “Meet the Press” in an interview airing Sunday the health care website’s launch was “terribly flawed and terribly difficult.” She says that eight-week period was her low point of her tenure.

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Communism Failing Again: Cuba Turns To Co-ops To Slow Growth In Capitalism

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Everywhere that Communism has been tried, it has failed. It seems that Cuba is beginning to learn that when you take away an individual’s right to own private property, you take away a person’s motivation to work.

According to an article on Reuters, Cuba’s failing economy has led them to try out Capitalism, slowly, by beginning Co-ops:

Reuters) – Cuba’s slow, cautious reforms to revive its state-runeconomy suddenly burst into life at businesses like Karabali, a Havana nightclub owned by a 21-member cooperative.

The communist government began leasing Karabali to its employees just six months ago and now the once sleepy club is regularly packed with more than 100 customers from midnight until dawn despite competition from dozens of private and state-run night spots in the city.

Out on bustling 23rd Street in the Vedado district, bright multicolored lights beckon a young, almost entirely Cuban crowd into Karabali to see live music on weekends.

Even on Wednesdays, when only recorded music plays, the place is jumping as hip-swiveling patrons dance on stage to rumba.

A feeling of ownership has replaced the apathy that afflicts many state enterprises, and the cooperative’s members are optimistic. There is a buzz about the place, their salaries have been tripled, and they get a cut of the profits.

“We have more of a sense that this belongs to us,” said Heydell Alom, who has spent 11 of his 38 years tending bar at the club.

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Hypocrite: Bill Clinton Supports Social Security Photo IDs But Not Voter IDs

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(Blackvoicenews)

Former President Bill Clinton said recently that he doesn’t support Voter ID laws because they undermine the progress made my the Civil Rights movement.

Ironically, according to an article on The Washington Post, Mr. Clinton does support photo IDs for Social Security cards:

As Republicans push for new voting restrictions around the country, a handful of Democrats have coalesced around an impromptu idea: placing a photo on Social Security cards.

Former U.N. ambassador and civil rights activist Andrew Young — who chairs a nonpartisan voting rights group called Why Tuesday? — buttonholed President Obama and two of his predecessors in Texas this week in an effort to win their support for the concept. Former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter endorsed the idea, while the White House declined to comment.

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British Education Secretary: Teachers Are Breaking The Law If They Are Teaching Green Agenda

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Michael Gove British Secretary of State for Education (Dailymail)

Even if President Obama seems to believe that Climate Change is “settled science”, politicians across the “pond” appear to think otherwise.

According to an article on The Daily Mail, the Secretary of State for Education in the United Kingdom, Michael Gove, says that if teachers are spreading the “green agenda” through their curriculum, they are breaking the law:

Headteachers who brainwash children with green propaganda are breaking the law, Michael Gove has suggested.

The Education Secretary has read ‘with concern’ a report which accused ‘activist’ teaching staff of trying to turn pupils into ‘foot soldiers of the green movement’.

It found the marks children were awarded in exams depended on  ‘parroting’ the green agenda. And many widely-used textbooks included inaccurate examples.

A spokesman for Mr Gove said: ‘The Secretary of State read this report with concern. 

‘Schools should not teach that a particular political or ideological point of view is right – indeed it is against the law for them to do so.’ 

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