Question: How do you know when Pat Buchanan is speaking nonsense?
Answer: His lips are moving.
At Real Clear Politics our friend Mr. Buchanan offers what he believes is going to happen under an Obama administration.
— Swift amnesty for 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens and a drive to make them citizens and register them, as in the Bill Clinton years. This will mean that Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona will soon move out of reach for GOP presidential candidates, as has California.
— Border security will go on the backburner, and America will have a virtual open border with a Mexico of 110 million.
— Taxes will be raised on the top 5 percent of wage-earners, who now carry 60 percent of the U.S. income tax burden, and tens of millions of checks will be sent out to the 40 percent of wage-earners who pay no federal income tax. Like the man said, redistribute the wealth, spread it around.
— Social Security taxes will be raised on the most successful among us, and capital gains taxes will be raised from 15 percent to 20 percent. The Bush tax cuts will be repealed, and death taxes reimposed.
— Two or three more liberal activists of the Ruth Bader Ginsberg-John Paul Stevens stripe will be named to the Supreme Court. U.S. district and appellate courts will be stacked with “progressives.”
— Special protections for homosexuals will be written into all civil rights laws, and gays and lesbians in the military will be invited to come out of the closet. “Don’t ask, don’t tell” will be dead.
— The homosexual marriages that state judges have forced California, Massachusetts and Connecticut to recognize, an Obama Congress or Obama court will require all 50 states to recognize.
— A “Freedom of Choice Act” nullifying all state restrictions on abortions will be enacted. America will become the most pro-abortion nation on earth.
— Affirmative action — hiring and promotions based on race, sex and sexual orientation until specified quotas are reached — will be rigorously enforced throughout the U.S. government and private sector.
— Universal health insurance will be enacted, covering legal and illegal immigrants, providing another powerful magnet for the world to come to America, if necessary by breaching her borders.
— A federal bailout of states and municipalities to keep state and local governments spending up could come in December or early next year.
— The first trillion-dollar deficit will be run in the first year of an Obama presidency. It will be the first of many.
Oh yeah right, that’s a progressive dream and we know given the entrenched interests in Congress it’s simply not going to happen – even if Obama were a progressive, and he isn’t, there are too many Blue Dogs in the House to let things fly that easily.