WATCH What Happened As Soon As Bernie Sanders Walked Onto ‘The View’ Set

Bernie Sanders, a self-declared socialist, wants to become the president of the United States so he can supposedly affect social change. With his big win over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire on Tuesday, he’s one step closer to realizing his goal.

Socialism, according to Websters dictionary is, “a way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by the government rather than by individual people and companies.” Socialism is also counterproductive to capitalism, the current economic system at work in the United States. Websters makes a distinction between the two defining socialism as “a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.”

On Thursday, Bernie Sanders was on The View, celebrating his victory. As soon as Sanders came on stage, all the hosts of the show stood up, and gave Sanders a warm embrace, noticeably different the welcome Mike Huckabee, a Republican presidential candidate, received when he was guest on the show in December.

For Sanders, the studio audience was seemingly elated as they maintained a long, standing ovation and loudly chanted “Bernie, Bernie!” After receiving hugs from the talk-show hosts, and acknowledging the roaring applause from the crowd, Sanders took his seat. After a question or two from the hosts, Sanders immediately started describing his socialist positions.

He immediately dived into income inequality, calling for the United States to be a “nation of fairness.”

Commenting on student loan debt post-graduation Sanders asked, “We’re punishing people for trying to get an education. What sense is that?” Instead, Sander’s proposes that college should be “tuition-free.”

Sanders then equated Wall Street executives as criminals. Sanders stated over the last 20 years the redistribution of wealth has gone from the middle class to the richest 1 percent. Sanders reiterated President Obama’s campaign line calling for large multi-billion dollar corporations to pay, “their fair share” in federal taxes.

Sanders said assault weapons should not be sold in the U.S. and likewise, said he wants to work with President Obama to expand instant background checks.

When asked about Michael Bloomberg running as an Independent Sanders commented, “I couldn’t live with that if the result was we elect some right-wing Republican.”

Sanders concluded his visit to The View by calling for judicial reform stating too many African Americans and Latinos are imprisoned, and stated the government needs to do more to combat unemployment in African American communities, which he claimed was higher than 50 percent.

Immediately After Trump Won New Hampshire, Huffington Post Imploded In A Very Public Way

The liberal news outlet The Huffington Post did not hold back in expressing what it thought of Donald Trump’s victory in Tuesday night’s Republican New Hampshire primary.

In bold red letters, its headline read “NH Goes Racists, Sexist, Xenophobic,” in reference to Trump’s nearly 20 point trouncing of his closest rival in the field.

Huffington Post splash page

“The Huffington Post had announced last month that each of its stories on Trump would feature an editor’s note calling the candidate a ‘liar,’ ‘racist’ and ‘xenophobe,’” TheBlaze reported

The outlet explained its reason to Politico: “Yes, we’re planning to add this note to all future stories about Trump. No other candidate has called for banning 1.6 billion people from the country! If any other candidate makes such a proposal, we’ll append a note under pieces about them.”

“The Huffington Post has struggled with how to cover Trump’s presidential campaign. Last summer, it announced that it would publish stories about Trump in its ‘Entertainment’ section rather than its ‘Politics’ section. This arrangement became increasingly untenable as Trump became the Republican front-runner,” Politico reported, adding, “In December, The Huffington Post was forced to reverse course and begin covering Trump as a serious presidential candidate.”

In its New Hampshire primary election night coverage, the Post reported what it believes is a thorough line in the Trump and Bernie Sanders candidacies: “The message from New Hampshire was clear: Voters fed up with Democrats and Republicans alike desire a politically incorrect outsider, one not beholden to special interests or rich donors, one who can actually break the perpetual gridlock in Washington.”

Image Credit: Fox News

Image Credit: Fox News

Watch: Sarah Palin Loses It On Today Show Hosts When They Ask Wrong Question- ‘That Was A Promise!’

When her interviewers strayed from the political to the personal, Sarah Palin fought back Monday against the hosts of Today.

Palin, who endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, was fielding questions about Trump, Ted Cruz, and Monday’s Iowa caucuses when Today co-host Savannah Guthrie shifted the ground to ask the former Alaska governor about the arrest of her son, Track, in a domestic violence incident. Guthrie asked about comments Palin made at the time of her son’s arrest that Guthrie interpreted to mean Palin was blaming President Obama for “some of the PTSD that’s out there.”

 

“I never said that,” Palin fired back. “You guys brought me here to talk about Iowa politics and the caucus tonight, not to talk about my kids. And that was a promise. But as things go in the world of media, you guys don’t always keep your promises evidently.”

Matt Lauer asked Palin if she regretted her comments about the president and PTSD.

“What did I say that was offensive? I don’t regret any comment,” Palin said. “Because I didn’t lay PTSD at the foot of the president. I did say … adamantly that there is much more that the Commander in Chief can do to prove he respects our troops and will let them do their job.”

Palin then challenged the Today hosts to find the quote they were referencing, admonishing them that finding a specific quote to use “allows the media to be more credible.”

Before the show went to a commercial break, Today host Matt Lauer insisted no promises were made.

“Well, I was told that this interview is about the caucus tonight in Iowa,” Palin replied.

During the discussion of politics and the Iowa voting, Palin said the Republican Party is in a good position as “good candidates” Trump and Cruz are at the top. When asked whether it was a difficult decision to choose Trump when she had supported Cruz in his election to the U.S. Senate, she replied she wanted Cruz to continue to serve in the Senate and have Trump in the White House.

h/t: TheBlaze

Donald Trump, National Review, And The Battle For The Conservative Mind

The editors and writers of National Review recently did something extraordinary. They came out en masse against a Republican candidate during the primary. Their “Against Trump” symposium and accompanying “Editors introduction” offer up a barrage of attacks on Donald Trump’s surprising presidential candidacy.

For the symposium, National Review assembled an enormously diverse group of conservative thinkers, from “movement conservatives” to more “establishment” types, to “conservatarians.” Clearly, this is no monolithic bloc. Yet there they are—an eclectic bunch of odd bedfellows making the same core argument: Donald Trump is not a conservative based on any meaningful definition of the term.

The National Review’s writers make this case fearlessly, meticulously, and thoroughly. In past and current statements or actions, Trump has violated virtually every pillar of conservatism. Some of his positions defy constitutionally limited, liberty-motivated government (e.g. his support of eminent domain); contradict traditional values (e.g., his sometimes support for Planned Parenthood); and call into serious question whether he really is a foreign-affairs conservative by any measure (e.g. his protectionist proposals on trade or his willingness to contemplate Russian hegemony in the Middle East). On whether Donald Trump is a consistent, true conservative … the case is arguably closed.

But if National Review editors’ intent was to cause Trump supporters to question their loyalties, such efforts are doomed to fail for one simple reason: Many Trump enthusiasts are not the reliable conservatives that National Review wishes them to be. Consider:

One widely touted source, YouGov, reports that only 13 percent of Trump voters describe themselves as “very conservative” versus 20 percent that describe themselves as liberal or moderate. Only 30 percent of them say that they identify with the Tea Party movement, according to a Newsweek summary of the YouGov data on Trump. In short, the “Trump is not especially conservative” refrain doesn’t work with his supporters because neither are they.

How can it be so? How can it be that the Republican currently garnering a large plurality of support in a crowded but highly qualified field of candidates (many of them unquestionably conservative) is the one with the feeblest conservative credentials and some of the most heretical statements and positions?

One plausible and compelling answer to this question is embodied in Tim Groseclose’s path breaking book, Left Turn. The book covers an awful lot of ground, beginning with a detailed demonstration of how to define, quantify, and trend liberal media bias; and an amazingly rich and systematic account of how liberal media bias actually happens in practice. These are, in themselves, hugely important contributions.

But the most relevant finding of the book is reflected in its subtitle: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind. Simply put, liberal media bias is exerting an independent effect on the “political quotient” of the average American and is moving it steadily and substantially leftward. By Groseclose’s math, media bias has shifted the average American political quotient approximately 20 percent further left, to the point where it is worth about 8 points in presidential elections in favor of Democrat candidates. That is significant.

Other widely accepted data sources validate the trend, if not the causes. According to recent data from Gallup, the percentage of Americans who identify as “conservative” outnumbers “liberals” by 37 percent to 24 percent (with 35 percent identifying as moderates). But in 1992, that same percentage for conservatives was 43 percent versus 17 percent for liberals. A 26 point gap between conservatives and liberals has shriveled to 12 points in just over 20 years.

Is America still the “center-right nation” it is so often assumed to be? Perhaps. But it is far less so than it was, not even a generation ago. True, the fight isn’t fair. Undoubtedly, liberal media bias forms colossal, perhaps even insurmountable headwinds for conservative ideas.

Regardless, it seems abundantly clear that the conservative punditry is overestimating the conservatism of the Republican and national electorates. Just to offer a couple of examples, the current Republican front runner frequently argues against entitlement reform. Worse still, the Republican candidates (as a group) are talking less about the debt and deficits than at any other point in recent memory.

Put differently, conservatives must confront the simple reality that they are losing the argument. This being the case, at least one truth is manifest: effectively making the case for conservative ideas is more important today than ever before. Conservatives can either take up this fight, or accept being mere enablers in the self-reinforcing “triumph” of American liberalism.

Certainly, conservatives can (and should) also debate the wisdom of their flagship journal taking such a definitive stance regarding one particular candidate this early in the cycle. But the effort to clearly define and passionately argue for true conservative ideas is really the best hope they have. In this battle for the conservative mind, National Review’s contribution has always been and continues to be, invaluable.

– See more at: http://www.visionandvalues.org

Media Mocked Palin For Saying This Line During Her Trump Speech – Just ONE Problem…

Steven R. Covey’s book, The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People, is getting national attention again–from Sarah Palin.

Donald Trump brought Palin out to publicly endorse the front-runner for president. In doing so, Palin said:

He is from the private sector, not a politician. Can I get a ‘Hallelujah?’ Where, in the private sector, you actually have to balance budgets in order to prioritize, to keep the main thing the main thing. And he knows the main thing: a president is to keep us safe economically and militarily. He knows the main thing, and he knows how to lead the charge.

Dave Schilling of The Guardian called Palin’s endorsement “disturbing,” “bizarre” and a “grotesque oration” for Trump. Schilling continued.

Oh, I can just see it now. Once “Make America Great Again” becomes passe, the new Trump campaign slogan will be, “Donald Trump: He Knows the Main Thing … and Knows How to Keep It.” Or better yet, “Donald Trump and the Main Thing” will be the name of a high school ska band in Kingston, New York.

Eddie Scarry of the Washington Examiner may have been the first to point out the mainstream media’s mockery of Palin’s allusion to Covey’s text. Scarry’s article titled “Press mocks Palin speech, misses that she was quoting a book” seemingly says it all.

Covey died in 2012, but not before his highly acclaimed bestseller had sold over 20 million copies, was translated into more than 30 languages, and earned over 1.4 billion dollars for the company named Franklin Covey.