Saturday, October 31, 2009
When the media was invited to take photos and to shoot video of President Obama saluting our fallen Soldiers at Dover Air Force Base, I wondered why they never showed us photos and films of the many times President Obama takes time to smoke, play basketball and golf. The White House reports the following regarding the numerous time Obama has played golf since taking office.
"The White House press office told CNSNews.com that to confirm every round of golf played by the president since he took office would take “hours” because the only records kept are those sent to the media through e-mails that are not posted on the White House Web site because they are for media planning only."
Isn't it strange that the White House invites the media to take pictures of the President saluting the fallen soldiers, but no photos of the 11 rounds of golf that he has played since taking office, or the number of times he smokes cigarettes and plays basketball while those soldiers were dodging bullets. The media had photos of Dick Cheney hunting, George Bush riding the tractor on his ranch, Obama taking his wife out to dinner, but no photos of how much time Obama spends playing golf, basketball and smoking.
What do you think?
Rev. Wayne Perryman
The mere fact that unemployment has risen to almost 10% negates any possibility of saving or creating any jobs, and by his own estimates it means the Stimulus did not or has not as of this date, worked. So the $240,000 figure that is often quoted for creating each of the 650,000 jobs, was virtually spent to create or save no jobs. There were no gains in employment only net losses based on his own figure of keeping unemployment at 8%.
Simple math also tells us that if it cost taxpayers $24,000 for each person who took advantage of the Cash For Clunkers programs, we would have been better off (or cheaper) to just give the cars away. The numbers just don't add up.
Again, let's look at numbers. If the Declaration of Independence only consisted of one page and the Constitution of the United States only four pages, the 1964 Civil Rights Act only eight pages and the Social Security Act only 64 pages (as some news agencies report), why did it take 1,990 pages to put together a government program that would simply:
a. Cover Pre-existing illnesses
b. Prevent persons from being dropped from insurance
c. Give insurance to the un-insured
d. And Reduce premiums
Again, the numbers just don't add up. If this is all the new program is going to do, why do you need 1,990 pages to say this, particularly when you look at other major programs that were thoroughly explained with under 100 pages. What's really in this bill?
Rev. Wayne Perryman
"The label 'far right' gets attached all too readily to the BNP, but it is as misleading as it is lazy. The BNP is a party of the left. Left-wing journal the New Statesman observes:
A brief skim through BNP manifesto literature brings to light proposals for the following: large increases in state pensions; more money for the NHS; improved worker protection; state ownership of key industries. Under Griffin, the modern-day far right has positioned itself to the left of Labour.
We are socialists, enemies, mortal enemies of the present capitalist economic system with its exploitation of the economically weak, with its injustice in wages, with its immoral evaluation of individuals according to wealth and money instead of responsibility and achievement, and we are determined under all circumstances to abolish this system!"
The watchdogs are now lapdogs.
But hold on a sec you say - Pelosi says cost is $894 billion. Well you see, penalties on individuals and companies are expected to be $161 billion. Let’s just not count that as part of the cost.
'Net' cost: $894 billion
Of yeah, and don’t count the $245 billion increase to Medicare that needs to pass separately.
"How to 'pay' for it?
Tax increases: $572 billion
Cuts to Medicare Advantage etc.: $426 billion
"So here’s how Pelosi math works when you add everything up:
$1.3 trillion grand total health care plans
- $245 billion that doesn’t count
= $1.055 trillion AHCAA cost
- $161 billion in penalties that doesn’t count
= $894 billion ‘net’ AHCAA cost
- $572 billion in tax increases
- $426 billion in program cuts
= ($104 billion) which we claim as deficit reduction
"Isn’t that special?
"Or to sum it up a different way:
$161B in penalties
+ $572B in tax increases
= $733B more collected from 'us' in this bill
"So looking at it that way, you get:
$1.3T total cost
- $733B from us suckers now
- $245B from us suckers later (add it to the deficit)
- $426B in cuts even though we know they won’t happen
= ($104B) in alleged deficit reduction"
Here is how the math was done:
"Less than two months after ascending to the United States Senate, Barack Obama bought more than $50,000 worth of stock in two speculative companies whose major investors included some of his biggest political donors.
"One of the companies was a biotech concern that was starting to develop a drug to treat avian flu. In March 2005, two weeks after buying about $5,000 of its shares, Mr. Obama took the lead in a legislative push for more federal spending to battle the disease.
"The most recent financial disclosure form for Mr. Obama, an Illinois Democrat, also shows that he bought more than $50,000 in stock in a satellite communications business whose principal backers include four friends and donors who had raised more than $150,000 for his political committees.
"A spokesman for Mr. Obama, who is seeking his party’s presidential nomination in 2008, said yesterday that the senator did not know that he had invested in either company until fall 2005, when he learned of it and decided to sell the stocks. He sold them at a net loss of $13,000.
"The spokesman, Bill Burton, said Mr. Obama’s broker bought the stocks without consulting the senator, under the terms of a blind trust that was being set up for the senator at that time but was not finalized until several months after the investments were made.
"'He went about this process to avoid an actual or apparent conflict of interest, and he had no knowledge of the stocks he owned,' Mr. Burton said. 'And when he realized that he didn’t have the level of blindness that he expected, he moved to terminate the trust.'
"Mr. Obama has made ethics a signature issue, and his quest for the presidency has benefited from the perception that he is unlike politicians who blend public and private interests. There is no evidence that any of his actions ended up benefiting either company during the roughly eight months that he owned the stocks.
"Even so, the stock purchases raise questions about how he could unwittingly come to invest in two relatively obscure companies, whose backers happen to include generous contributors to his political committees. Among those donors was Jared Abbruzzese, a New York businessman now at the center of an F.B.I. inquiry into public corruption in Albany, who had also contributed to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a group that sought to undermine John Kerry’s Democratic presidential campaign in 2004.
"Mr. Obama, who declined to be interviewed about the stock deals, has already had to contend with a controversy that arose out of his reliance on a major campaign contributor in Chicago to help him in a personal financial transaction. In that earlier case, he acknowledged last year that it had been a mistake to involve the contributor, a developer who has since been indicted in an unrelated political scandal, in deals related to the Obamas’ purchase of a home."
Friday, October 30, 2009
"The White House argues that the actual job number is actually larger than 640,000 -- closer to 1 million jobs when one factors in stimulus jobs added in October and, more importantly, jobs created indirectly, such as 'the waitress who's still on the job,' Vice President Biden said today.
(Ridiculous -- Robert)
"So let's see. Assuming their number is right -- 160 billion divided by 1 million. Does that mean the stimulus costs taxpayers $160,000 per job?"
"The new data comes from a well regarded, state-by-state study conducted for WellPoint, Inc. The most dramatic premium boosts will hit young people. These are the actual individuals that often opt out of insurance plans now.
"Reaction from the Obama White House was swift and harsh. Linda Douglass, Obama's healthcare spokesperson, had the audacity to compare the health insurance firm with tobacco companies. Since the White House refuses to argue the facts, they instead turned to using one of their favorite tactics, which is demonizing any voices of dissent.
"The reason for the dramatic insurance premium increases is the result of Obamacare regulations. First cause is the mandate that insurance companies take any customer. Insurance traditionally is an actuarial business that rates different customers based on risk factors. This is the reason a driver aged 19 with two speeding tickets pays more for auto insurance than a customer aged 35 with no speeding tickets. Nineteen-year-olds have more accidents. Therefore they pose more risk.
"Traditionally, health insurance companies charged customers with risk factors and chronic illness more than young, healthy 19-year-olds. Obamacare stands the concept of insurance on its head. Since an insurance company will be forced to sell to any sick patient, the incentive to buy insurance when you are healthy decreases. Why not wait until you are sick; get cancer, diabetes or some other severe illness before you buy? To circumvent this problem, Obama is riddling the program with police-state mandates on healthy, younger citizens. Perverted, negative incentives such as threats of large fines and even prison time will hang over young people's heads to force them to join and stay enrolled in Obama's healthcare scheme. Does this sound like America to you? (emphasis mine)"
I'm not even Catholic and I'm disgusted.
"1) Novartis makes an injectable vaccine for ages 4 and above. The ingredients include:
▪ Thimerosal (Mercury) both in the single dose and the multi dose vials
▪ Antibiotics - polymyxin and neomycin (can be neurotoxic)
▪ It is manufactured with phenol (the chemical used on skin in cosmetic face peals to remove wrinkles)
"They recommend that children ages 4-9 get 2 injections one month apart. This would increase the risk from a reaction to the mercury (e.g, neurological damage such as Gullain-Barre or possibly Autism)
"2) CSL makes an injectable vaccine. Only the multi dose vial contains thimerosal
"3) Sanofi/Pasteur - Only the multi dose vial contains thimerosal. This vaccine is made with polyethelene glycol (antifreeze) and formaldehyde (a chemical used in embalming).
"Vaccines 1-3 are grown in chicken embryo cells. So if a person has severe allergies to eggs, they are at risk of having an allergic reaction and should therefore not take the vaccine.
"4) MedImmune makes a live attenuated H1N1 vaccine that has an intranasal delivery. It does not contain thimerosal, but has the food additive MSG (monosodium glutamate) which can cause reactions in some people who are sensitive, it also contains gentamycin (an antibiotic which can be neurotoxic and cause hearing loss)"
"Meanwhile the economy continues to hemorrhage jobs at an alarming pace and unemployment may reach 10 percent or higher soon.
"And President Obama’s 'solution' to America’s economic misery is? Spend another trillion dollars plus to reform health care, and another trillion to fix the climate mess left by W.!"
"In Islam, converting to another religion is a capital offense punishable by death. Rifqa sought refuge in Florida at the home of a Christian pastor and his wife.
"Tragically, a Florida court ruled that Rifqa had to be returned to Ohio and put into protective care until she reached the age of 18. However, once she was in Ohio, all deals were off."
Brother X says: "All those Democrats are RACIST!"
Thursday, October 29, 2009
"The AP reviewed a sample of federal contracts, not all 9,000 reported to date, and discovered errors in one in six jobs credited to the $787 billion stimulus program — or 5,000 of the 30,000 jobs claimed so far.
"Even in its limited review, the AP found job counts that were more than 10 times as high as the actual number of paid positions; jobs credited to the stimulus program that were counted two and sometimes more than four times; and other jobs that were credited to stimulus spending when none was produced."
"To convince the public of the 'urgent need' for a comprehensive reorganization of administration and finance in the health sector, the new totalitarians held up the plight of the 10 percent or so of Americans without health insurance. Though opponents of their totalitarian ideology frequently pointed out that as many as half of this 10 percent voluntarily forego health insurance, the Obama totalitarians went on acting as if such people didn't exist, or their existence didn't affect the urgent need for government action.
"It now becomes apparent that depriving these people of their liberty was all along the real aim of the exercise. They become the precedent for the transformation of government prerogative that represents the decisive imposition of totalitarian control. What begins with the pretense of government doing good for people ends in the reality of government forcing them to do what those who happen to wield government power decide is good for them."
"The horrifying experience of Armando Valladares, a Cuban poet who endured 22 years of torture and imprisonment for merely raising the issue of freedom, is a testament to the regime's barbarity. Valladares' memoir, 'Against All Hope,' serves as Cuba's version of Solzhenitsyn's 'Gulag Archipelago.' Valladares recounts how prisoners were beaten with bayonets, electric cables and truncheons. He tells how he and other prisoners were forced to take 'baths' in human feces and urine.
"Don't expect Sean Penn to be including these facts in the story he tells when he leaves Castro's communist paradise. Expect glowing praise for the dictator and the dictatorship. Indeed, expect more and the same from what we've already seen in Penn's, and the left's, dance and flirtation with tyranny, despotism and death."
"This isn't an April Fool's joke. It's all based on a public report issued by the Government Accounting Office (GAO), available from their website at http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d108.pdf
"In this article, I'm going to explain how a pandemic outbreak could theoretically bring down Wall Street. But to get to that, you'll first need to find out what the GAO said in its curious report (see below). Parts of this article are presented as satire, but the underlying facts quoted here are all true and verifiable (links are provided to all sources)."
"The government's first accounting of jobs tied to the $787 billion stimulus program claimed more than 30,000 positions paid for with recovery money. But that figure is overstated by least 5,000 jobs, according to an Associated Press review of a sample of stimulus contracts.
"The AP review found some counts were more than 10 times as high as the actual number of jobs; some jobs credited to the stimulus program were counted two and sometimes more than four times; and other jobs were credited to stimulus spending when none was produced."
Will the White House attack CBS News?
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
"The new poll from Zogby International/O'Leary Report reveals a clear majority of Americans view recent actions by Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress as 'threats to our First Amendment Rights.'"
"How the hell can they categorically say that the H1N1 is safe for pregnant women and the baby they are carrying. THE TESTS ONLY STARTED IN SEPTEMBER 2009 AND THE END RESULTS WILL BE OUT IN JULY 2010. So they have got NO idea what it is doing to the fetus or maybe they have and that is the idea. I am absolutely disgusted with our governments and the propaganda they have been using to scare the population into getting a fast tracked H1N1 swine flu vaccine. AND now that the USA is under a National Emergency that allows hospitals and doctors to use drugs and treatments which have NOT been approved by the FDA and have NOT gone through all the necessary tests to find out whether they are safe for public use. For example SQUALENE
"AND another point I would like to make- It would not be until a baby is old enough to show developmental delay for them to know that the H1N1 vaccine has had any effect on the fetus ! Normally when a baby is 9-12 months old.
"COME ON PEOPLE.
"Here is the CLINICALTRIALS.GOV H1N1 Vaccine trials in Pregnant Women link-
"You will clearly see:
"This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Study Start Date:September 2009
*** Estimated Study Completion Date:July 2010
*** Estimated Primary Completion Date:July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)"
Jay Leno, newest member of White House enemies list
(2) Classify everything.
(3) Commercialize everything.
(4) Consolidate everything.
(5) Control everything."
"The British left is more angry than usual these days because the rise of far-right extremism during a long period of ostensibly progressive government doesn’t make progressive policies look good. But so successful has been the left’s distorting of the debate — there is no 'far left,' only the 'far right' and, on the other side, 'normal' people — that the Conservatives have been cowed into silence on issues that matter deeply to a majority of the British people.
"And if the Tories fail to address the problems that have festered for the past twelve years, the extremists will grow stronger. If a rabble of a party like the BNP, with its repellent leader and half-baked set of policies, can attract the support of a million voters, there’s a real danger that more articulate and persuasive racists will one day become serious players in British political life."
"When government got too heavily involved in the business of creating racial equality, race relations became politicized. Unfortunately, blacks, in many instances, were invited to become perpetual victims.
"Democratic politicians and the race hustlers have inflicted upon the black community unspeakable indignities. Many blacks were knocked off course and into a morally barren wilderness. Some of the most enduring values of the black community were stolen within a couple generations. On the new Democratic vote-producing plantations, dignity, morality, responsibility, and a work ethic were replaced with government checks.
"The formerly strong, intact, two parent family unit, in many instances, would become dispensable. (The widespread destruction as a result of liberal policies is not, of course, limited to the black community.) Sadly, the left did not build upon the ideals of Dr. King, by which all men would have been lifted up and from which families and communities would have been strengthened."
Go to link for Judicial Watch's investigation of ACORN: http://www.judicialwatch.org/investigation-acorn
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Mike Adams: Obama's H1N1 national emergency declaration could invoke FEMA response to pandemic (opinion)
"Did you think that another 'czar' would be talking about restricting talk radio? That there would be plans afloat to subsidize newspapers -- that is, to create a situation where some newspapers' survival would depend on the government liking what they publish?
"Did you imagine that anyone would even be talking about having a panel of so-called 'experts' deciding who could and could not get life-saving medical treatments?
"Scary as that is from a medical standpoint, it is also chilling from the standpoint of freedom. If you have a mother who needs a heart operation or a child with some dire medical condition, how free would you feel to speak out against an administration that has the power to make life and death decisions about your loved ones?
"Does any of this sound like America?
"How about a federal agency giving school children material to enlist them on the side of the president? Merely being assigned to sing his praises in class is apparently not enough.
"How much of America would be left if the federal government continued on this path? President Obama has already floated the idea of a national police force, something we have done without for more than two centuries.
"We already have local police forces all across the country and military forces for national defense, as well as the FBI for federal crimes and the National Guard for local emergencies. What would be the role of a national police force created by Barack Obama, with all its leaders appointed by him? It would seem more like the brown shirts of dictators than like anything American.
"How far the President will go depends of course on how much resistance he meets. But the direction in which he is trying to go tells us more than all his rhetoric or media spin.
"Barack Obama has not only said that he is out to 'change the United States of America,' the people he has been associated with for years have expressed in words and deeds their hostility to the values, the principles, and the people of this country."
"The top five athletes last year, for example, were also highly paid, and because of their success attracted lucrative endorsements from product manufacturers: Golfer Tiger Woods earned $100 million; boxer Oscar De La Hoya, $43 million; golfer Phil Mickelson, $42 million; auto race drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Michael Schumacher, $40 million and $36 million.
"Salaries in the world of entertainment also boggle the mind. Take movie actors: Matt Damon made $26 million for The Bourne Supremacy; Johnny Depp takes home $20 million per film; Nicole Kidman gets up to $17 million per film; and George Clooney routinely collects more than $15 million per film.
"On television, the highest-paid person on the 2008 prime-time series list is Charlie Sheen at $825,000 an episode, and with money he gets from owning a stake in his show, he makes nearly $20 million a year. David Letterman gets $40 million annually, and American Idol’s Simon Cowell’s annual pay is $36 million.
"We even see that some of the people that deliver the news have seven- and eight-figure annual salaries, like CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric at $15 million; Matt Lauer, NBC Today co-anchor, $12 million; ABC News’ Diane Sawyer makes $12 million; Meredith Vieira, NBC Today co-anchor, $10 million; NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams takes home $8 million, Anderson Cooper of CNN is paid $5 million; and MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann gets $4 million.
"These CEOs, athletes, entertainers and news people are among the best in their respective fields. Their pay is not based entirely upon their performance, however, because some CEOs drive their companies into the ground; some athletes make horrible mistakes and lose instead of win; some movies and TV shows do not do well, despite the stars that appear in them; and news anchors often produce lousy ratings. Some high earners in every career field have notoriously bad personal problems, and some have committed crimes.
"Because of the expectation of high levels of performance, these folks are in high demand, hence the high paychecks, sometimes in spite of embarrassing personal problems or criminal involvement.
"Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg sees no problem with big salaries in sports. 'People should be able to make what they make,' he said. That idea applies equally to everyone in America, even CEOs.
"Maybe we should make thoughtful judgments about the value of what each of these people produces. Which of them contributes the most to the society at large; which is the more valuable: a movie, a television program, a winning team or athlete, a news program or a business that provides useful products or services, jobs and that pays taxes to support government activities?
"Viewed in that light, a CEO running a successful business deserves more than contempt and resentment."
"I just declared swine flu a national emergency. Another crisis. Hooray!"
"In a Rasmussen poll released today, 31% of voters say the Porkulus bill hurt the economy, 29% say it did nothing. In other words 60% of American voters are calling the stimulus a failure."
Monday, October 26, 2009
"What happened? During the past week, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and a gaggle of other 'progressive' legislators have been in secret meetings on Capitol Hill to craft a health care bill that will nationalize our health care system – cost billions – and still leave millions underinsured.
"Did Obama renege on his 'transparency' pledge? It looks like it. He's reneged because he knows most Americans like their health insurance coverage and don't want to be drafted into a government-run system. They don't want to be punished by Big Brother if they don't get coverage. And, they are deeply concerned about the trillion dollar price tag of this socialist plan to destroy private health insurance in America.
"Obama is acting more like a Soviet bureaucrat than a man who believes in the democratic process. His cronies are acting like Chicago union bosses."
"'Hate crimes' bills inevitably create the 'thought police' by giving the federal government jurisdiction over local criminal offenses believed to be 'motivated by prejudice.'
"In Alberta, Canada, a former pastor and head of a Christian organization Stephen Boissoin, sent a letter to a local paper on the issue of sexual orientation. Two weeks later a gay teen was beaten up, and after years of litigation, the pastor was found guilty of violating a 'hate crimes' human rights law because the letter likely exposed gays to hatred and contempt - despite the fact that he had never advocated violence of any sort in his letter or otherwise.
"A judge in New York has ruled evidence of 'hatred' is unnecessary for a prosecutor to pursue a 'hate crimes' case against three men arrested for the death of a homosexual man. . . . concluding prosecutors only need to show that the man, who was beaten and then hit by a vehicle in a robbery attempt, was picked because of his sexual orientation.
"And while artists receive government funding for acclaimed exhibits of Jesus being defiled in urine, and by many other means . . . a 23-year-old man was arrested on hate-crime charges after he threw a Quran in a toilet at Pace University on two separate occasions."
"The Need/Deficit Model: The trip was a waste of time and taxpayer money. The Obama administration is rife with Chicago cronyism. Failure now permeates the White House.
"The ABCD Model: As much of a sacrifice as people say this is for me or Oprah or the president to come for these few days, so many of you in this room have been working for years to bring this bid home, and you have put together a phenomenal set of ideas that, no matter what the outcome is, we should be proud of as a city.
"If you are having a difficult time understanding the Obamas, looking deeper into the activities and teachings of Public Allies will help."
"Enquiring entrepreneurs want to know. Unfortunately, Mr. Obama's 'emergency' plan, announced on Friday, doesn't offer any clarity. To pay for 'stimulus' checks of $1,000 for families and $500 for individuals, the Senator says government would take "a reasonable share" of oil company profits.
"Mr. Obama didn't bother to define 'reasonable,' and neither did Dick Durbin, the second-ranking Senate Democrat, when he recently declared that 'The oil companies need to know that there is a limit on how much profit they can take in this economy.' Really? This extraordinary redefinition of free-market success could use some parsing."
Sunday, October 25, 2009
"I do not refer to Nelson Mandela. No, this prisoner was being tortured a few miles away from the Revs. Jackson, Wright and their entourage of black American luminaries. The prisoner was a black Cuban named Eusebio Penalver and he was being tortured by Reverend Jackson’s gracious hosts. Mr Penalver’s incarceration and tortures stretched to 29 years which makes him the longest-suffering black political prisoner in modern history, surpassing Nelson Mandela’s record in time behind bars and probably doubling the horrors suffered by Mandela during this period.
"Eusebio Penalver was bloodied in his fight with Castroism but unbowed for almost 30 years in its dungeons. He’s what Castroites call a 'plantado'—a defiant one, an unbreakable one. 'Stalin tortured,' wrote Arthur Koestler, 'not to force you to reveal a fact, but to force you to collude in a fiction.'
“'The worst part of Communism,' wrote Solzhenytzin, 'is being forced to live a lie.'
"Eusebio Penalver refused to collude in this lie. He spit in the face of his liar jailers. He scorned any 're-education' by his jailers. He knew it was they who desperately needed it. He refused to wear the uniform of a common criminal. He knew it was they who should don it. Charles Rangel, Jesse Jackson, Jeremiah Wright, Sheila Jackson Lee, Maxine Waters, Ron Dellums, etc. etc. etc. all toast his torturer. But through almost 30 years of those tortures Eusebio Penalver stood tall, proud and defiant.
"Shortly before his death in 2006, your humble servant here had the honor of interviewing Senor Penalver. 'For months I was naked in a 6 x 4 foot cell,' Eusebio recalled. 'That’s 4 feet high, so you couldn’t stand. But I felt a great freedom inside myself. I refused to commit spiritual suicide.'
"Sr Penalver served several months of this 30 year sentence naked in a 'punishment cell' barely big enough to stand in, where he languished naked and in complete darkness. 'Castro’s apologists, those who excuse or downplay his crimes—these people be they ignorant, stupid, mendacious whatever—they are accomplices in the bloody tyrant’s crimes, accomplices in the most brutal and murderous regime in the hemisphere.'
"But have you ever heard of Eusebio Penalver? He became a U.S. citizen and lived in Miami for almost 20 years and would have been a cinch for the media to track down. Ever see a CNN interview with him? Ever see him on '60 Minutes'? Ever read about him in The New York Times? The Washington post? The Boston Globe? Ever hear about him on NPR during Black History Month? Ever seen anything on him on the History Channel or A&E? Ever hear the NAACP or Congressional Black Caucus mention him?
"Why do I bother asking? He was a victim of the Left’s premier pin-up boys…nuff said.."
"The most disturbing aspect of the Obama Administration’s War on Critics is that it is directed primarily not at Republican politicians, but at media figures and ordinary citizens who show up at Town Hall meetings to voice their dissent. Had the Obama Administration directed its full fire at Michael Steele, John Boehner or at least potential 2012 opponents such as Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney, it would still be a profound waste of time and abuse of political power—but it would not be nearly as dangerous as when it assails radio hosts or Town Hall protesters."
"There is a fundamental difference between attacking political opponents in Congress, and attacking anyone in the general public or press who speaks out against your policies. An Administration that consistently does the latter is displaying dangerously paranoid behavior that can easily tip over into going beyond smear campaigns of intimidation and into taking direct action to forcibly suppress that same speech it does not like."
Will they start rounding us up next?
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
"'This Chicago-style politics is shutting the American people out and demonizing their opponents,' Boehner asserted."
Even both Bushes?
Thursday, October 22, 2009
"But never mind. This is dumbness beyond dumbness, a desperate attempt by an aging boomer to show how hip she was to a younger crowd. Whether she knew Mao was the greatest mass murderer of all time was beside the point. She was cool. [NOTE TO TROLLS: Spare us the argument she was being ironic. Only a blithering idiot could believe that. Was she being ironic about Mother Teresa in the same sentence?] What fascinates in all this – and potentially gives us scary insight into the Obama crew – is the following from Wikipedia about Dunn: During the presidential transition of 2008-09, Dunn trained White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs."