Thursday, January 21, 2010

What the Media Won't Admit About the Massachusetts Election.

 by Diogenes Sarcastica

The election of Scott Brown has stunned and turned the left-wing media on it ear. No doubt, the win was a rout, a repudiation of Democrats and and some may say, Obama. In famously well-educated Massachusetts, it cannot be said that the voters were stupid. But in the bluest of the blue states, in the bluest region of the country, they said “enough”. Listening to the coverage of the election and thinking back and remembering supposedly knowledgeable and respectable commentators calling concerned law abiding  American Citizens, “town-hall terrorist” for speaking their minds and wanting to have their objections heard at town-hall meetings. Since when has participatory Democracy become a bad thing? I think no one would seriously believe the American media is any longer objective in any sense. Opinion now passes for news.

What the Media won't tell you, or admit at this point is that they did play an important roll in the loss of a traditional Democrat Senate seat. You see, the people you saw at those Tea Party Rallies, Town Hall gatherings and in the audiences at congressional committee meetings were your everyday, hard working American from all political parties, all races and both sides of the political spectrum. For months the media zeroed in on the few trouble makers, an occasional over the top sign, and in some cases people planted for the purpose of negative news coverage. What they didn't show was the true concern these people feel for the direction of their country. Instead, they immaturely made fun of, called them extremist, right-wing crazies, racist, and slurred them with titles like “Tea-Baggers”. Funny how that liberal tolerance thing goes right out the window when they don't agree.

What they failed to understand is the anger they helped stir in the people with their incessant name calling and smears while carrying the water for the Obama Administration and  with no shame openly being a mouth piece for a  liberal dominated congress. They actually helped create a populist backlash against unpopular policies. The Tea Party movement has been advocating the same principles that led to Scott Brown's victory yesterday.

And what Dumb Ass thought it a good idea to use the slur “Tea-bagger” in a state with Boston as the capital! Duh!

The media intelligentsia, high in there Ivory towers are revealing their ignorance of, or their contempt for, the concept of American self-governance. Who else do they think is supposed to have the power, just the elites ? It seems that some of  their insane rantings are demonstrating just that! And that same media is going into their spitting, poo flinging mode.........MSNBC's resident wackjob, Keith Olbermann who, inferred that the Brown win (or even a loss but a close race) meant that Massachusetts is suddenly full of racists. And in the same conversation, Howard Fineman, formerly of  of News Week said that things like Brown’s pickup truck are some sort of racist code. But then again, MSNBC thrives on its cable talent having low ratings. How else can you explain Olbermann, Maddow, Schultz or Matthews?

Massachusetts voters remember how the Democratic Party who once took their vote for granted as an entitlement, are now vilifying those voters for not handing the Senate seat over to their inadequate candidate...... Radical-left talk show host Mike Malloy said “You crazy sons-of-bitches, you right-wingers. Do you not understand that the people you hold up as heroes bombed your goddamn country?”

I say give them all more airtime!........and me thinks the November elections could be very interesting!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Code Pink Recruits Islamist to "Help in the Cleansing of America".

 by Diogenes Sarcastica

As Americans keep a wary eye on Muslim radicals worldwide, little attention is being given to an ignorant, hate-filled radical groups actions right in our own backyard. Under the banner of ‘anti-war’ activism, the radical group Code Pink is running banner advertisements on the English language version of the official Web site of a terrorist sympathizing group, the Muslim Brotherhood, one of which invites the Muslim Brotherhood to “join us in cleansing our country.” The ad is entitled ‘Arrest The War Criminals.’  Code Pink believes the war criminals are none other than George W. Bush and Co.

 A link on the ad goes to a web site that actually calls for the kidnapping of former President George W. Bush, his wife Laura, his family, and various former administration officials. That is a direct threat on the former President and family! I'm sure the Secret Service is aware, but  to date, not a peep has been heard from the media who tripped over themselves covering their antics in the past.

Could it be the fact that Jodie Evans, the co-founder of Code Pink was a top fund raiser for Barack Obama? Hummm.  Another connection to radicals here? But this isn’t the first time the rabid feminist anti-war group has had amicable ties with terrorists. As Andrew Breitbart has reported:

The Muslim Brotherhood published a statement by Code Pink issued in May to promote Code Pink’s trip to Gaza that month. In December, the Muslim Brotherhood published an open letter to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak by Code Pink and the Gaza Freedom March decrying the Egyptian government’s refusal to allow the group passage into Gaza.”

And if you're under the mistaken impression that the Muslim Brotherhood is a benign member of the ‘religion of peace,’ you might want to get the straight poop from David Horowitz’s Discover the Networks Here..

 "Encapsulated in the Brotherhood's militant credo: "God is our objective, the Koran is our Constitution, the Prophet is our leader, struggle is our way, and death for the sake of God is the highest of our aspirations" -- the Brotherhood since its founding has supported the use of armed struggle, or jihad. The Brotherhood supports the waging of jihad against non-Muslim "infidels,".

What we have is a group  actively rallying jihadists and encouraging them to commit crimes against America citizens.  Most alarming however, is the absolute media silence. Well, they're not actually silent. They are otherwise engaged in the life and death debate over whether Tiger Woods will ever play golf again, or making excuses for inept governing.

The media ‘watchdogs are asleep, or is this another example of media turning a blind eye to something they should report, but fear loss of access to the White House if it is made to much of and the fund raising ties become the real story?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

When Will the Democrat Party Grow Up and Seriously Address National Security?

by Diogenes Sarcastica

Defenders of President Obama have frequently asserted that it is too soon into the term of the new administration to fairly judge the policies and performance of our President. Well, nearly a full year has elapsed since the Obama administration took office and we’ve now all had plenty of chance to “give Obama a chance.”                                

 The often repeated mantras that “It’s too soon to tell” and “It’s all George Bush’s fault” won’t hold beer any longer. If his plummeting poll numbers are any indication, many who fell for Obama’s neatly packaged utopian vapors of hope, change, and transformation are finally starting to emerge from their media-induced slumber. Many predicted that the shallowness residing at the core of Barack Obama would soon lead to a  disillusionment, but the speed with which that is taking place is actually quite breathtaking.

Americans are not entirely stupid. While the well-oiled hype machine of the news media and the air headed Hollywood crowd helped to induce the large scale brain freeze that got Obama elected, as his serious failures of policy have mounted and the significant impact of those failures is felt, no amount of propaganda will suffice to resurrect the messianic fervor that once surrounded the heady days of Obama’s campaign. Hardly a day goes by some new facet of the administration’s incompetence is displayed, and increasing numbers of those who initially fell to the hype are awakening to the profound danger Obama’s Presidency poses to both world peace and our American way of life.

Evil exists in every age and simply morphs from one guise into another. Make no mistake, those evil people are watching carefully as the Obama administration lurches between its ruinous domestic agenda and its catastrophic foreign policy decisions. This weak indecisiveness projected by the Obama administration is perceived around the world as a sign of America’s renewed vulnerability and it is not a coincidence that soon after castrating our intelligence forces, (is our Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, truly as brain-dead as she appears?) Muslim fanatics have become reenergized and are beginning to probe our defenses again. We have been kept safe for the past eight years due solely to the dedication of those charged with protecting us and thanks to their extraordinary show of resolve, not for the systemic rot of political correctness and the corrosive impact of incompetent leadership we have now.

More than anything else, the 2008 election proved that who we elect has consequences. Not once during the run-up to that election did Democrat candidates mention the subject of Islamic terror in their debates, while it was discussed in every single one of the Republican debates. That said a lot. It underscored the fact that the feelings-based, childish worldview of the Left makes it impossible for them to understand what it takes to protect American citizens. Now, in the immortal words of President Obama’s mentor and spiritual counselor, Jeremiah Wright, “the chickens are coming home to roost” as the consequences of voting children into office are becoming painfully apparent.

Our first chance to begin to undo some of the damage will come in 2010. I just pray that enough Americans awaken in time.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Left and Hypocrisy. Color and Their Private Racism.

by Diogenes Sarcastica

It’s important for the left in America to keep reminding us that democrats are members of some great intelligentsia that know better than us.

In a soon to be released book on the 2008 presidential race, "Game Change” by Time’s Mark Halperin and New York magazine's John Heilemann, gaffe-prone Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada described in private then-Sen. Barack Obama as "light skinned" and "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."(page 37)

Later in the book, this passage is revealed about former President Bill Clinton:
As Hillary bungled Caroline, Bill’s handling of Ted was even worse. The day after Iowa, he phoned Kennedy and pressed for an endorsement, making the case for his wife. But Bill then went on, belittling Obama in a manner that deeply offended Kennedy. Recounting the conversation later to a friend, Teddy fumed that Clinton had said, “A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.”

While what Harry Reid said is offensive and, in fact, truly racist (as opposed to the race card-y Racist ) it shouldn’t surprise anyone. I’m just surprised he wasn’t chosen as the Vice President! Joe Biden must be patting himself on the back for going even further and calling Obama surprisingly “clean and articulate.” (the media was preoccupied by Dick Cheneny's bowel movement or something and turned a deaf ear to Biden's comment) And nothing that comes out of Bill Clinton mouth is a surpise. But silly me; I didn’t realize that Post-Racial actually meant making absolutely everything ABOUT one’s race. I really need to study my Newspeak Dictionary. Hey, at least Reid never attended one of those racist Tea Parties, huh? He’s not Racist-Racist since he promotes that sweet, sweet liberal policy and isn’t that all that matters? To the Left, yes, and it honestly shouldn’t be shocking; he’s not the first on the Left whose true colors have been shown. He has apologized, of course, for “misspeaking”. But, he didn’t misspeak; it’s what he truly believes. You see, once again, the people constantly hurling the “Racist!” slur at others are in actuality the people whom only see color.

In addition to Harry Reid’s, Bill Clinton's and Vice President Joe Biden’s comments, further proof has been offered time and time again. The always vicious Maureen Dowd, not long ago, heard the non-existent word “boy” at the end of Joe Wilson’s “You Lie” out burst at Obama's speech last year. Project much, Maureen? (if that was your own thought and you didn’t plagiarize that as well).

I’m really tired of trying to explain to my Lefty friends that they are the ones who see color everywhere, and in everything, and that they are diminishing true acts of real racism with their willy-nilly tossing about of the Racist card. They are diminishing and demeaning the entire Civil Rights movement by incessantly hurling the race card in arguable instances, all the while betraying their thin-veneered cloak with these constant, blatant “misspeaks.”

It’s important for the left to keep reminding us that democrat politicians are members of some great intelligentsia that know better than us. Granted, perhaps I’ve never held the title of Community Organizer, but I live outside of an Ivory Tower, amongst people who have actually accomplished things and done things for others, not just talked and spouted feel good-y theories and rhetoric whilst holding a figurative gun in hand to force others to sacrifice and walk in lockstep with their prejudiced ideas of what one should believe. So, perhaps my observations about race might have some merit.

See, we don’t see color. Unlike ya’ll we don’t live in places where everyone is exactly like we are. We don’t see people as skin colors; we see them as our neighbors, our friends, our kids’ teachers, our local shop owners. But the Smarter Than Us Left doesn’t believe in Post-Racial anything. Their bread and butter is identity politics. They MUST, in order to maintain power, put everyone in victim boxes and pit people against one and another.

They are not post-racial in the slightest; quite the opposite. They demand that everyone in one of their little boxed up “groups” think the same in order to make sense of their policies; this is the schematic for Race Politics. They praise Martin Luther King, Jr, yet they never heed his words. They always judge first by the color of someones skin. When they hurl the Racist slur at us for daring to disagree with President Obama, they fully understand that they’re denying us the right to the moral imperative to judge a person by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.

To me, this is among the worst examples of actual racism and it is truly hateful, as it’s insidious.

With all the crying about what the left has inherited from Bush, there is one thing I do wish y’all had “inherited”. A desire to get rid of the “soft bigotry of lowered expectations.” Instead, you foment it. You exclaim in amazement “Oh, look! He sure does talk purty for a black guy and all.” How vile. It also means that your race card is no longer accepted. Having you attempt to use a race card would be like Al Gore attempting to use a bitter, old tool card; utterly laughable.

It’s perhaps harsh to say, but often the truth is harsh: in the minds of some on the left, Obama is a “token.” I’d feel horribly sad for him, if he didn’t almost embrace that notion himself.........And if I didn’t care so little for his character.


Friday, January 8, 2010

DORGAN and DODD Quit Sinking Ship

by Dick Morris

The retirements of Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota are the latest evidence that the Democrats understand what they have done to their party by following Obama’s radical agenda.
 That they both lack the courage to face the music for their own roles in this debacle says more about their character than their ideology.But the broader problem the party faces is that it no longer has a right or a center, only a left wing.

The very public way in which the existence of a center-right in the Democratic Party proved to be a mirage has done more to undermine the party’s chances for victory in 2010 than any other aspect of the healthcare debate.

When liberal Republicans failed to rally to Bill Clinton’s 1993-1994 agenda — including his failed healthcare proposal — they laid the basis for their total demise in subsequent years. Sens. Jeffords, Chaffee, D’Amato, Packwood, Hatfield and Specter (as a Republican) are gone. Sens. Snowe and Collins are all that remain of the once-dominant Rockefeller wing of the GOP. They have been replaced by real Democrats.

Now that Ben Nelson, Blanche Lincoln, Mary Landrieu and Byron Dorgan in the Senate and the likes of Marion Berry, Tom Perriello and John Spratt in the House have shown how easily they fold under pressure and how thin their conservatism really is, their states and districts will no longer be deceived into reelecting them. They will be replaced by real Republicans.

The Democratic game of electing moderates in conservative districts who then vote to keep liberals in power is over. It overreached. By collapsing so completely and so publicly, it has become self-evident to even the most gullible of voters that there is no such thing as a moderate Democrat. You are either an Obama, Pelosi or Reid clone or you are a Republican. That’s the new two-party system.

In Bill Clinton’s day, there were such things as moderate Democrats. Voters were not deceived when they cast their ballots for center-right Democrats.

For example, when welfare reform passed in 1996, it got the support of 99 House Democrats, while 99 voted against it. But those days are long gone. Only their memory remains. And voters have only just come to grasp this essential fact.

All of which leaves the Democrats with a problem: America is not as liberal as they are. Voters will no longer return moderate Democrats to Congress any more than they select liberal Republicans.

Democrats have had a tortuous history as a party.

After Lyndon Johnson and Vietnam, they were consigned to permanent minority status. Nixon’s excesses earned them a second chance from a wary electorate, but Jimmy Carter blew it and they were back in the minority again for 12 more years. The likes of Carter, Walter Mondale and Mike Dukakis kept the party in the minority. Voters simply would not trust their liberal ways with the country.

Bill Clinton ended the exile by persuading voters that there was a center-right in the party after all and the Democrats were freed but on probation.

And they screwed it up by passing tax hikes and pushing healthcare reform, leading to the GOP sweep of 1994.

Then Clinton’s moderation in 1995 and 1996 assuaged voter skepticism again and put the Democrats back in the game. By 2008, voters were actually willing to elect a liberal Democrat. Now that Obama’s administration is exploding due to its own extremism, the Democrats again face consignment to minority status. And the first to go will be those who try to make their political living on the conservative edge of a liberal party.

For them, in 2010, the mandate is clear: Switch parties or lose the election.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Administrations Amateurishness Endangers Us All.

by Diogenes Sarcastica

On December 26, two days after Nigerian crotch bomber  Omar Abdulmutallab  attempted to use underwear packed with explosives to blow up the Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight he was on, and as it became clear internally that the Administration had suffered perhaps its most embarrassing failure in the area of national security, senior Obama White House aides, including chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and new White House counsel Robert Bauer, ordered staff to begin researching similar breakdowns -- if any -- from the Bush Administration. The idea was to show that the Bush Administration had had far worse missteps and classified material involving anything related to al Qaeda operating in Yemen or Nigeria was fair game and would be probably be declassified (as they have done before) if necessary.

The White House is in full defensive spin mode. A flurry of memos were generated on December 26th, 27th, and 28th, which developed talking points about how Obama's decision to effectively shut down the Homeland Security Council (it was merged earlier this year into the National Security Council, run by National Security Adviser James Jones) had nothing to do with what Obama called a "catastrophic" failure on Christmas Day.  Faced with a public crisis of confidence in the transportation security infrastructure, Obama’s first instincts are to go on offense against domestic political critics and to initiate a coordinated damage control campaign. Their lowest-common-denominator mentality appears to be, “no matter how bad things are, we just need to make sure that the public perceives our domestic political opponents to be even worse, because that’s how you win hotly contested political campaigns.”

Another reason Obama might have initially responded to the underwear bomber incident by going on the offensive with a coordinated damage control campaign was that they knew administration staffers had personally botched some aspect of the pre-Christmas security planning. Newsweek is reporting that a White House advisor was briefed in October on the underwear bomb technique. And the British press is reporting that MI5 knew of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s extermist links. At this point, it is unclear whether any Obama administration officials did something (or failed to do something) that could have contributed to a potentially horrific security lapse; but if that did happen, it might help explain the administration’s behavior in the days following the incident.

This White House doesn't view the Northwest Airlines failure as one of national security, it's a political issue. It seems by their statements and actions, that it doesn't consider international Islamic terrorism to be as grave a threat to American national security as it should. It can not continue to frequently deflects responsibility and/or makes excuses for its policy failures.

The Obama administration is engaging in the Groucho Marx approach to national security :
"The system worked and we're even tougher than George Bush. So who are you going to believe; us or your own eyes?"

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