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Yes, it’s fair to ask a Biden banking nominee if she supports communism
It is ironic when Democrats complain about sensational use of language.
Thanks to progressives, practically every white person in America has been labelled a racist.
But now Democrats are screaming because Republican Sen. John Kennedy suggested that Saule Omarova, whom President Joe Biden has nominated to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency – the nation’s top banking regulator – might be a communist.
Kennedy opened his questioning of Omarova at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, asking if he should call her “professor or comrade.”
No it’s not sensationalism that such a nominee has invited the sarcasm but given that her college degree from Moscow State University gratis of a Lenin Scholarship, and that her doctoral thesis is entitled “Karl Marx’s Economic Analysis and the Theory of Revolution in the Capital” how she views the world is a legitimate Senate confirmation hearing question.
Omarova is someone who has been nominated by President Biden to oversee our nation’s banking system – and she is on record that she wants to “end banking as we know it” and transfer vast parts of it to government control.
Maybe we must read Omarova’s doctoral dissertation to get a handle on the fine points of what we call communism.
But if turning our financial services system over to government control is not communism, what is it?
It’s a good thing that the wit of Senator Kennedy rattled the cages of so many democrats that it made mainstream news.
There are notable other areas of which the American public should be concerned about the nomination of Omarova.
She wants too much government power in a centralized state, such as giving government planners vastly more power over climate control policy – to the extent of intentionally driving small oil and gas businesses to bankruptcy.
Maybe why so many Democrats, including President Biden take offense at Kennedy’s communist labeling is because they take his accusations personally.
The Wall Street Journal calls the Build Back Better multi-trillion dollar spending frenzy, just passed in the House, “the biggest expansion of the entitlement state since the 1960s, and maybe ever.”
It’s past time for us to realize that we have two competing worldviews in America today.
One sees private property, individual freedom and personal responsibility as the answer to our problems.
The other sees private property, individual freedom and rewarding personal initiative as the source of our problems.
So beyond the question of who will the President nominate after Omarova, and beyond the question of will the Senate defeat his Build Back Better welfare state expansion Plan, remains the bigger question of who do we as Americans want to be..
Free or not.
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