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Obama Loves Capitalism…When it’s Convenient

Originally posted by Dan Bongino for Conservative Review

Now that the 2016 presidential election season is upon us, it’s imperative that we paint for the voting public a picture of the now profound differences between the core principles of the modern Democratic Party and the Republican Party. Sadly, one of those differences is a commitment to free markets and capitalism. I say “sadly” because it wasn’t always the case that principled Republicans fought for economic freedom while Democratic Party leaders fought for state-controlled economies. If you read some of the earlier speeches by President John F. Kennedy regarding the effects of elevated marginal tax rates, you would be hard-pressed to come away from your reading believing anything other than that Kennedy understood the awesome productive power of healthy and prosperous free markets.

Although the modern Democratic Party has significantly strayed from the land of free-market prosperity and capitalism and into the land of co-equal misery through redistribution, we can beat them in 2016 on the economic battlefield by using the power of the analogy.

When I was out campaigning, I always found it more effective to reach an audience by avoiding jargon and speaking in stories and analogies. And the comparison between what Democrats DO in elections and what they SAY in elections is the perfect backdrop for a national conversation about the importance of capitalism to our future. It wasn’t long ago that President Obama gave a speech in Kansas City where he famously mischaracterized capitalism as “trickle-down economics” (a common mistake made by both the Left and Right) and stated, “it’s never worked.”

Well, if capitalism “never worked” then we would have never had a President Obama.

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Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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