For some reason the Hare-Dispatch has given Mark Schwiebert a five day platform in their editorial page to spew his leftist twaddle. I assume he gave them assurances he would not be running for elective office since the H-D would be obligated to give his challengers the same publicity.
I haven’t commented on Schwiebert’s op-eds which began Friday, because there was nothing interesting or original in them, except for one where he stated religion should be a consideration in public policy—-which is astounding considering the bigotry most liberals express toward religion.
In Schwiebert’s 4th out of 5 columns, he tackles the trite “rise of angry partisanship” which leads to the all-too-predictable denunciation of the SCOTUS Citizens ruling, although, unlike most liberals and their allies in the press, he admits that unions are also exempt and can spend unlimited sums to influence elections. Well, duh! During the last election, unions spent more than the demonized Koch brothers in order to get Democrats elected—-and they failed.
But that doesn’t stop Schwiebert railing against money in politics and the power of special interests. Like unions, like environmentalists, like abortionists, like wymyn, like—well, EVERYBODY. Zzzzzzzz. I get the feeling Schwiebert only dislikes special interests and their money from interests he doesn’t agree with or like.
Schwiebert longs for an earlier era when liberalism was the de facto law of the land and conservatism was just a quirky fringe group. All that changed in the ’70s when the elites took over the Democrat Party and drove traditionally blue collar voters to the right—Reagan Democrats. Obama and his administration are the poster children for this elite Democrat Party.
To counter all this anti-liberalism, Schwiebert calls for public financing of political campaigns. What a hoot! Schwiebert must have been in a coma during the ’08 presidential election when liberal god Barack Obama opted out of public financing and instead sought campaign money from Mick E Mouse and Ben Dover. Obama made history, and in turn killed any hope of continuing publically funded campaign finance. Not surprisingly, Schwiebert doesn’t mention this betrayal by Obama of one of the left’s Sacred Pillars. Obama killed taxpayer financed campaigns—-and thank the gods for that—it’s one of the truly useful things he has ever done!