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Ever wonder why the organized far-left attacks Christianity and Judaism? In this week's #podcast I break down the reasons why the far-left's war for a bigger, and more powerful, government can only come to pass at the expense of your Constitutionally-protected liberty. Your God-given rights which take the form of political, religious, and economic freedoms, are all under attack because big, oppressive government hates competition.
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Executive Producer - Joe Armacost News & Politics With a Sharp Edge by Former Secret Service Agent, Republican Nominee for the US Senate & Author of the NYT Best Seller "Life Inside the Bubble", Dan Bongino. www.Bongino.com www.twitter.com/dbongino www.Facebook.com/dan.bongino
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Although the far-left wing of 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 field of battle by using the power of the analogy.

Whenever 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 on the left and the right) and stated that “it’s never worked.” Well, if capitalism “never worked” then we would have never had a President Obama.

Here's the rub; the hard-left takes advantage of the shadowy “science” of economics by leveraging the use of emotionally laden lingo to make Americans believe that what they are seeing before their very eyes is an illusion. It’s hard to look at the unequaled prosperity and wealth we have accumulated in the United States and credibly say that free-markets and capitalism are failures, so they use emotion as a weapon. But, when it comes to their own hides, they ditch the fancy speeches and emotions and they call on their old friend capitalism. If capitalism is simply defined as prices determined by free-markets (not government planners), the ability to acquire private property, and the ability to trade your labor for a wage, then the President owes his election and his success to capitalism.

Just picture for a moment a political campaign for the Presidency operating on redistributionist principles and ask yourself if they did so, would Barack Obama be in the White House? First, they could only seek out campaign management personnel willing to work for a salary determined by government planners, and the planners determination of the manager's “worth.”  This would probably eliminate most competent campaign professionals because their skills are in demand, and this demand for their talents drives up their wages (believe me, I remember paying those campaign bills).  

Second, the Obama campaign would have been required to share their campaign signs, office space, email lists, mailing lists, campaign donations and campaign cars with those campaigns that were being “unfairly treated” because they didn’t have the resources to purchase these necessities on their own. If the President’s own words, “You didn’t build that” are true, then it must be true that he didn’t build "that" either. If we accept the premise that hard work had little to do with his accumulation of all of those valuable campaign assets, then he should have had no problem with government planners taking those assets to redistribute to other campaigns based on the planner’s determination of where those assets will be used best.

Finally, the President should not have accepted the free-labor of the many passionate volunteers who signed on to work for his campaign and his benefit. In redistributionist systems, government planners determine for whom, and where, you will work. The fact that you want to work for a cause, an entity, or a company you believe in is meaningless to redistributionists, after all, businesses are all exploiting you anyway and big-daddy government will protect you from that by assigning you a job.

Obviously this piece is dripping in sarcasm but by telling tales such as this we can help expose the lies of the hard-left when it comes to economic policy. It’s always about fairness to them, until they need something. Whether it’s an election win, a medical-procedure to save their life, schooling for their children, or a business that THEY OWN, they always rely on capitalism to rescue them. But, when it comes to what is best for YOU, they preach about pseudo-fairness and redistribution. It’s way past the time for Republicans to go on attack and to stop playing defense and the national platform in the 2016 election is a good place to start.
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Tolerance is a two-way street, and so are boycotts. Angie's List is finding this out the hard way. The hard-left will learn this lesson, albeit slowly.
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Here's the piece I spoke about while hosting for Mark Levin tonight.
When President Obama spoke of fundamentally transforming America, I took him at his word. I was always troubled by those comments because, although America has issues that will require creative solutions, it certainly shouldn't be fundamentally "transformed." Transformed into what?
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Negative, Fed. Gov't should be 'transformed' back to the basic nuts and bolts that it was so Astutely originally designed to be. It has gotten "Too Big for It's Britches!" 
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In a stunning new report I cover in this week's #podcast, Canada has seen a 25% increase in Canadian citizens fleeing "free" healthcare in order to PAY for it in the United States. Canadians have a single-payer healthcare system where your healthcare is controlled by the government and paid for by confiscatory taxes imposed on its citizens.

As expected, this government controlled system has been disastrous and has caused long-waiting times for people in need of care.

Here is how supporters of government-run, single-payer healthcare will respond to this data (not realizing that they are making the case for free markets). They will say:

1. "A lot of Americans leave the country to seek healthcare in other countries too."
Yes, this is correct. It's correct because many other countries have specific healthcare services that operate in a free-market pricing system, even though the country has a single-payer model. For example, many Americans travel to Colombia to have certain procedures done in private facilities because those private, free market, prices are cheaper than those we have here with our numerous regulations.

2. "Only the rich Canadians travel to the US for healthcare."
Even if this were true it would only solidify the argument for free markets, and against government medicine, because it means that those who can afford to escape the rationing of single-payer government healthcare do, while others are left behind to suffer in long lines.

3. "Well, at least everyone is covered in Canada."
Covered? Covered for what? Anyone can be told they are "covered", but if the "coverage" doesn't get you the medical treatment you need then you are still left to suffer! Rationing has gotten so out-of-control in single-payer systems that 5% of UK physicians ADMIT to knowing of a patient who died while on the waiting list.

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Edgy news & politics by former Secret Service agent,Republican Nominee for the US Senate & author of the NYT Best Seller "Life Inside the Bubble", Dan Bongino. Executive Producer - Joe Armacost
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But, but, we have smarter masterminds...don't we?
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It's exhausting keeping up with the Obama administration.

I understand that many of you tire of the litany of bad news from this administration. I assure you that I am extremely optimistic about the country's future, post-Obama, but that optimism requires a realistic assessment of the damage being done now.

Here's the latest Obama administration assault on good government and common decency. The administration's representatives at FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, are considering withholding emergency disaster relief in the form of TAX-PAYER funds from states who have governors skeptical of global warming. Digest that for a moment. We are now living in a country where opposing views will be punished by allowing people who have been devastated by natural disasters to suffer because you don't agree with the President of the United States.

I would say this is unfathomable, but this administration has so warped our system of government that it is not only fathomable, but unsurprising.

Where is the media on this? Can you imagine if a Republican President withheld Medicare Part-D funds from seniors in states who have governors who support Obamacare? The press would be in a feeding frenzy.

The 2016 elections are right around the corner and we can't move past the Obama administration nightmare soon enough. 
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Dan- I sent you a Hangout. Check it out when you get a sec please 
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The photo below is a screenshot from the twitter feed of a political reporter named Meredith Shiner, who was covering the Cruz presidential announcement.

With all due respect to Ms. Shiner, she can continue to beg government officials and bureaucrats for her "rights", but we will continue to take our Rights from God.
-Dan 
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She's an idiot, and she obviously knows nothing at all about the principles on which our system is founded. The scary part is that she is doubtless the product of a "good" education and that she is employed by a major media outlet, and will doubtless continue to be.
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Real Sacrifice.
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Humbling. Happy Easter Dan and to all of your listeners/watchers. I always enjoy listening to you when you fill in for Mark Levin. Your character and integrity are impeccable. Thank you for your service.
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Terrific News to Report:

Despite launching the Bongino #podcast just two months ago, and competing with hundreds of thousands of podcasts in the arena, the show just cracked into the top News & Politics podcasts charts beating long established and well-funded competitors.

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dan-bongino/id965293227?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/dan-bongino

Thank you all for allowing me into your lives in this small way, I deeply appreciate your continued support and encouragement. 
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Principled Conservatives and Libertarians have nothing to apologize for. In the last few weeks I have been at a number of political events where the speakers opened their speeches by telling the audience what we are not, i.e. "Republicans don't hate ........" We shouldn't be repeating disingenuous, tired media-caricatures and using them in our speeches.

Why are we apologizing for insisting that people keep more of the money which they have worked hard to earn?

Why are we apologizing for insisting that people should be able to choose their health insurance, doctors, and hospitals?

Why are we apologizing for insisting that parents choose where their children go to school?

We need to take back the narrative about our principles and ask the Liberals when they are going to start apologizing for Obamacare, their destruction of many of our inner-cities, ever-increasing tax rates, bankrupt public-pensions, their war against school choice, and their allegiance to an expanding government at the expense of our shrinking wallets.

They need to apologize, not us. Demand it.
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Dan what are your thoughts on operation "Jade Helm" sir
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Is Obama's New Government Too Big to Fail?

President Obama will leave a legacy behind and that legacy will be a bigger, more bureaucratic, and more intrusive government leviathan which has built-in mechanisms to ensure that it is not easily dismantled.

Here is a short list of things which have been altered and damaged and will take time and effort to repair and unwind:

1) Service-Oriented Government:
The players in the IRS targeting scandal, the EPA email scandal, the Clinton email scandal, the NSA targeting scandal and DNI Clapper's misstatements, have yet to suffer any real consequences for their actions. Because of this lack of consequences the new "standard" for government has been set. That new standard states that the weaponizing of government is acceptable as long as the political fallout can be contained. A legacy which will outlast this President.

2) The Mainstreaming of Soft Bigotry and Anti-Semitism:
The Obama administration's overt hostility to Israel in favor of tyrannical and destructive regimes, along with their callous handling of the Paris terror attacks in the Jewish deli, has assisted in mainstreaming both a soft and hard bigotry against Jewish people and Israel. This will be difficult to unwind because many people who share the Obama administration's views are now serving in appointed positions in the government bureaucracy and this will take time to change and unwind.

3) Presidential Abuse of Power:
The Obama administration's abuse of prosecutorial discretion through their illegal Executive Actions on immigration, along with their unilateral, and completely unconstitutional, rewriting of Obamacare, has resulted in unprecedented presidential power at the expense of Americans who rely on our constitutional system to protect them against the abuse of power. These "new" presidential powers have reset what is "acceptable" action by the President and have put the next President in an awkward scenario where his or her first task should be to strip away the illegal authority President Obama has taken.

4) Crony Capitalism:
Both Democrats and Republicans are responsible in this arena, but the Obama administration has been pushing tax code carve-outs for his "special" corporate friends in the green energy arena, and legions of others who have figured out that it is far more profitable to lobby and invest in kissing the butts of government officials than to invest in producing better products. This has ensured a steady flow of money into the campaign accounts of politicians interested in regulation, taxation and in big-government, not the free-market, picking economic winners and losers. This will persist long after the President has left office.

5) Immigration:
The Obama administration has provided, through illegal and unconstitutional measures, incentives to avoid the legal immigration process in favor of those violating the immigration laws. One of the reasons they are doing this is to ensure a steady-stream of, what they believe to be, future voters in electorally strategic areas, long past the time President Obama has departed the White House.

6) Financial Markets:
The Dodd-Frank legislation signed into law by the Obama administration has enabled the government to designate a private business as "systemically important." The end result of this is that the company will be forced into a regulatory spiderweb and your tax dollars will bail them out if they fail. This is that rare piece of legislation that manages to upset both tax payers and businesses receiving tax payer bailouts. The legacy of this legislation is that it ensures large campaign donations to big-government politicians who will help influence who is designated "systemically important" and who gets the tax payer bail outs. This will nearly enshrine a bigger and more aggressive regulatory state.

7) The Internet:
The Obama administration's relentless push for the recently passed FCC "Net Neutrality" regulations will guarantee a future of Internet taxes and heavy government regulations. The permission of FCC bureaucrats will now be needed for web activity which was previously free of government intervention. This will inevitably lead to abuses of power where Internet content is regulated and corporate money is diverted from Internet development and growth into lobbying and paying-off elected officials who can "approve" what were previously free-market arrangements.

8) Land-Use Planning
The Obama administration's push, through various environmental edicts, to move people into living in cities is an effort to coalesce people into strong, lasting Democratic voter-enclaves. City living is heavily reliant on government (transportation, water, police, fire, sanitation etc...) unlike rural living where Americans are free to be more self-reliant. This will lead to voting trends which are difficult to counteract.  

9) Most importantly:
The Obama administration's disingenuous and relentless pursuit of division in America based on race, socio-economics, place of birth, religion, sexual-preference, and gender, strictly for political advantage, has done lasting damage to the fabric of the country. We can no longer have legitimate policy differences without being accused of racism, sexism or some other "ism" or "phobia." It will take years to reestablish a more dignified and respectful political dialogue in the country after President Obama leaves office.

Now; for the good news. In order to know where we need to go, we have to know where we've been. We can, and will fix this. You and I were put here to fight back, not to sit back and rest on the liberty given to us by The Lord but secured and paid for by the blood and sacrifice of others. It was never going to be easy but nothing truly worth having is. Our mission is clear and 2016 is right around the corner. It's time.
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+Canis Poetam Nice sounding way to rationalize away the opposition. And allow you to treat it like the worse stereotypical religious dogmatist 

Still doesn't change all the deadlines nature has missed in the last few years, the cycles those who study climate can predict and other facts, 
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Is the Obama Government "Too Big To Fail?"

Has President Obama created a leviathan which is going to be nearly impossible to unwind? The organized far-left frequently talks about their "30-Front War" against individual liberty and in my latest podcast episode I cover just how far the Obama administration has advanced the ball in this "War."

I will be following the podcast episode with a post later today describing the damage that has been done and how we can fix it.

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Family
Dan and Paula have been married for nine years. Paula is an independent web design consultant who operates two successful small businesses in addition to being a full time parent to their two daughters, Isabel and Amelia. They have resided in Severna Park since 2002 and are active members of the St. John the Evangelist Church community.

Education
While working full time for the New York City Police Department, Dan used his accrued vacation time to attend the City University of New York where he completed both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology, concentrating in both Neuro-Psychology and Behavioral Learning. During his tenure as a Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service, Dan completed his second graduate degree, a Master’s of Business Administration at Penn State University, where he tested at the top of his class.

New York City Police Department
Dan began his career with the NYPD in 1995 as a Police Cadet while attending The City University of New York full time. During his tenure in the Cadet program, Dan was a member of the distinguished pattern identification unit which specialized in the identification and apprehension of serial criminals. Dan also performed many hours of undercover operations in a number of New York City’s communities. Dan graduated from the Cadet program and became a full time Police Officer in 1997, where he graduated with honors from the New York City Police Academy. Dan spent the next two years patrolling the streets of Brooklyn, New York where he saw first-hand the devastation of years of failed social policy and experimentation. He would never see the world the same way again after his experiences with the good citizens of Brooklyn. Dan left the NYPD with official commendations for both meritorious and excellent police duty.

United States Secret Service
Dan proudly joined the ranks of the U.S. Secret Service in 1999 as a Special Agent where he graduated the Secret Service training academy with academic honors. Beginning his career in the New York Field Office, he was assigned to investigate federal crimes including but not limited to protective intelligence, computer crimes, bank fraud, credit card fraud and counterfeiting. His early career was marked by a number of investigative successes. Although the details of his signature investigation are still for official use only, it involved over 300 million dollars in potential financial fraud and a nexus to international terrorism. This joint investigation in cooperation with the FBI, IRS, SSA and a number of local police agencies, was responsible for shutting down a major international fraud ring. The investigation earned Dan the Department of Justice recognition award, along with other agency specific awards, for excellence in investigations.
Dan left the New York Field Office in 2002 to become an instructor at the Secret Service Training Academy in Beltsville, Maryland. He was the project manager for the re-design of the investigative tactics training program which he subsequently taught to incoming trainees. Dan was awarded a number of commendations for his work in researching and re-designing the investigative curriculum to reflect current trends crime trends.

In 2006, Dan entered into duty on the elite Presidential Protection Division in the administration of President George W. Bush, graduating at the top of his class in the difficult detail training program. Dan distinguished himself early by becoming one of the earliest tenured Special Agents to be given responsibility for an operational section of the protective detail. Dan remained on protective duty during the change in administration to President Barack Obama and again distinguished himself by quickly becoming the highest ranking member of his operational shift of agents. With this distinction came greater responsibility and Dan quickly rose to the challenge. He was designated as the lead agent responsible for the coordination of the President’s trip to Prague for the signing of the START treaty, his trip to Jakarta, Indonesia, amongst a myriad of terror threats, and finally as the lead agent responsible for the President’s visit to an active war zone in Afghanistan. With the successful coordination of these historic events, Dan was awarded a series of commendations and left the protective detail as one of the most distinguished agents in their history.

Dan transferred to the Baltimore Field Office in 2010 where he immediately made an impact on the community, breaking up one of the largest fraud rings in Maryland's history (http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-03-24/news/bs-md-hermann-car-loan-scheme-20110324_1_feds-bust-rental-car-rental-agencies/3).

Small Business Entrepreneur
Dan and his wife Paula are the owners of a number of successful small businesses ranging from web solutions and design to sporting equipment. Dan is currently starting his third small business, Silverloch Risk Management, catering to the assessment and mitigation of risk for high profile clients.

Why Dan, Why now?
Dan has both the academic and real world experience to immediately lead in these difficult times. His extensive studies in Psychology and Economics combined with his real world experiences in the inner cities of Baltimore and New York City give him a unique perspective regarding the problems of the citizens of Maryland. Dan believes in real answers and straight talk and plans to challenge the political establishment directly on the important issues of the day.
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    Psychology, 1997 - 2001
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    Psychology, 1993 - 1997
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