Monthly Archives: September 2013

“We ARE Hypocrites”

Here’s something you don’t expect to find from the we-hate-Obama crowd: introspection.

For five years we’ve been subjected to a non-stop barrage of innuendo, conspiracy theories and hatred directed at Barack Obama from what Steve Schmidt recently dubbed “the freak show.” The website Blogs For Victory has been a breeding ground for this kind of nonsense ever since President Obama became a serious presidential candidate in early 2008.

So it was with great surprise to read this morning the musings of B4V regular, Amazona, who finally admits that their behavior has been driven by a desire to, in her words, “bring [Obama] down even if it meant inventing something to do so.” Of course, the only reason she’s compelled to fess up now is that she fears that it could all be thrown back in their faces.

Here’s Amazona:

There was a lot of fuss, regarding Obama, for a long time—–something which still rises to the surface every now and then. For years I dismissed it as tinfoil-hat stuff, but some of the blog posters sent me enough links to enough compelling information to make me realize that they not only had a valid point they were probably right. And this is the definition of Natural Born Citizen.

Now, whether or not this IS a valid point, whether or not the definition IS one of a person born to citizens or at least whose father was a citizen at the time of birth, that is only one aspect of this. The other, and the one that will bring down Jindal, or Rubio, or Cruz, is that we made a big fuss about it, tried to use it to disqualify Obama, AND ARE NOW PRETENDING THAT IT NEVER EXISTED.

I think the Left is so eager to have us nominate one of these guys they are tingling with anticipation, because we would be handing them the entirely accurate claim that we are not only just a bunch of hypocrites, we were so biased against Obama all we wanted to do was bring him down even if it meant inventing something to do so. The nomination and support of any of these fine men would solidify the image of Obama as victim of racism and hatred, and would be based on the ugly truth that we ARE hypocrites.

She goes on to say that “Congress or SCOTUS or whatever legal authority is appropriate” should decide this issue now, once and for all, though she adds, “I don’t care which way the ruling would go.”

She doesn’t care? About a clause in the United States Constitution? In the document about which she once said the authors “agonized over every word, every phrase, every implication in every statement they included”? Over an issue in which she admits she has “come to see the wisdom in what I believe was the intent of the Founders”? After years of carrying on about how she’s a strict constitutional conservative?

Isn’t it amusing to observe the ease with which so-called constitutional conservatives pick and choose which parts of the Constitution matter to them and which ones don’t.

Now Amazona worries that by nominating Bobby Jindel, Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz, “we are going to repeat history and make a colossal blunder that will undermine our candidacy and add to the perception, created and advanced by the Left, that the Right is dishonest.” No Amazona. The perception will have been created and advanced by the right all by itself, courtesy your pals at The Freak Show.

You had it right the first time. Being a hypocrite is indeed an “ugly truth.”


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Global Warming Update

I am shocked that this report has not been more widespread in the media:

Click to access Summary-for-Policymakers.pdf

Here’s their home page:

I do encourage everyone to consider their analysis as well. Below is their peer reviewed findings:

“We conclude no unambiguous evidence exists for adverse changes to the global environment caused by human-related CO2 emissions,” the authors write. “In particular, the cryosphere is not melting at an enhanced rate; sea-level rise is not accelerating; no systematic changes have been documented in evaporation or rainfall or in the magnitude or intensity of extreme meteorological events; and an increased release of methane into the atmosphere from permafrost or sub-seabed gas hydrates is unlikely.”

And here is a harsh assessment of what the IPCC really is:

Though often described by scientists and media as an independent scientific organization, the IPCC is in fact an arm of the United Nations. Dr. Steven J. Allen reminded us of the true nature of the United Nations in a recent article for the Capital Research Center:

“The United Nations [is] a famously corrupt body in which most votes are controlled by kleptocracies and outright dictatorships. Most of the member-states, as they’re called, are rated as either “not free” or “partly free” by Freedom House, and both Communist China and Putinist Russia have veto power. And any settlement of the Global Warming issue by the UN would entail massive transfers of wealth from the citizens of wealthy countries to the politicians and bureaucrats of the poorer countries. Other than that, one supposes, the IPCC is entirely trustworthy on the issue. (Well, aside from the fact that the IPCC’s climate models predicting Global Warming have already failed.)”


Posted by on September 29, 2013 in Global Warming


The Fundamental Difference

I had to step out for a while but have been thinking about what KMG said in the previous thread  – “Tax exemptions cost money.”, preceded by his definitions of subsidies:

– Salaries for employees of tax exempt organizations
– Health insurance employer contributions for tax exempt organization employees
– Salaries and benefits provided to religious institution employees

Now I don’t want to single him out, because I believe this mindset is shared by the vast majority of liberals and it is a 180 degree difference in the way I view these issues. I believe that the government has only the power and money that the people choose to give it. Therefore, a tax exemption is simply a business keeping more of it’s own money and not giving it to the government. It doesn’t cost the government money because it didn’t belong to the government in the first place. Which leads me to the salaries of tax exempt organizations, which are not subsidies. These salaries are paid from the donations or revenues generated by the specific organization. The government is not involved in anyway, and just because they are tax exempt, it doesn’t mean that that organization is keeping the “governments money”, therefore no subsidies. A subsidy is when the government uses tax payer money to offset costs of another entity or individual. Let’s take for example the health care benefits of John McCain, who recently voted for himself a tax payer subsidy to help pay his health insurance even though his salary is approximately $170K. Now one of you needs to tell my why you support that subsidy.

Have any of you ever wondered why we government spending increased by nearly 30% in January of 2009, has not dropped of at all, and still we are told it is not enough? Do any of you ever question that? Were people starving in the streets in 2008? Look, government can not lift people out of poverty – that has been proven over the last 50 years; government can not legislate fairness, government can not spend any money it first doesn’t take from someone else, and government is not the solution to our problems. Government is the problem (I have always loved that line). People like Harry Reid are the problem. People like John McCain are the problem. It boggles my mind that so many of you just accept what they say as fact, and follow willfully. I don’t understand it. I suspect all of you have been voting for Democrats for years – so my question is, how is that working out for you? Record number of people on food stamps, disability, welfare; lowest workforce participation rate in decades; highest black unemployment in decades, high out of wedlock birth rates, cities like Detroit and Chicago in ruins, etc.. Are you pleased with their progress so far? Don’t you think it’s time we might try something different?

In terms of the Congressional exemption, since many of you just don’t get it. I give you Bill Bennet, who details it nicely in this piece. Here’s an excerpt:

<b>Congress complains that without its special subsidies the Hill will suffer a “brain drain” as staffers leave their jobs because of increasing out-of-pocket insurance costs. Heaven forbid Congress suffer the same fate as private companies like UPS, which recently had to cut health-care benefits entirely for employees’ spouses; or labor unions, like the 40,000 International Longshore and Warehouse Union workers who recently left the AFL-CIO citing as one factor ObamaCare’s tax on their “Cadillac” health-care plans.</b>

In closing I just want to say that I like all of you guys – we have debated long enough, and I am familiar with a few of you now to know that you are all pretty good guys. Sometimes I scratch my head wondering how completely different we are politically, but that doesn’t really matter at the end of the day. I think it would help if most of you would dispense with the notion that conservatives are mean spirited, because ultimately, I think we all want the same things – we just have vastly different opinions on how to get there.


Posted by on September 28, 2013 in Open Thread


View From A Terrorist

I am fully prepared to embrace the label of terrorist as the President’s right hand man Dan Pfeiffer called me, and other conservatives yesterday, which is quite a departure from the civility lecture Obama gave the nation in 2011 – just saying, but if this is where he wants to go, then bring it on. What has prompted the apoplectic reaction from the administration is the fact that someone finally has the chutzpah to challenge the “dictator in chief” and is demanding concessions for his debt ceiling increase request and the need for yet another CR. Let’s not forget that in 2008, Obama called Bush’s request for a debt ceiling increase a sign of failed leadership, and I couldn’t agree more. Obama has failed the leadership test here and abroad as Putin is clearly demonstrating. If Democrats want another debt ceiling increase, then it comes at a cost – spending and growth reforms need to be put in place. Let’s further scale down the rate of growth and let’s put in place some real policies that will ignite the economy; mainly energy development policies. Has anyone seen what is going on in North Dakota lately? We can not continue to just raise the debt ceiling and conduct business as usual, that is the definition of insanity, and the President’s intransigent posture is hurting this country.

Re: the CR, yesterday, the incredibly annoying Harry Reid said that Cruz’s filibuster was just a waste of time in getting a CR passed. Really? October 1 comes around every year, and Harry Reid knew full well what needed to be done, yet he and everyone else took their 5 week vacation in August. Talk about a waste of time, and a waste of flesh that is Harry Reid. Cruz’s filibuster has helped bring to light my objection, and many other conservatives objection to this atrocity that is Obamacare, and when people like Dan Pfeiffer choose to call representatives like Cruz a terrorist, he is directly calling me that as well, and I don’t appreciate it. In fact, it makes me want to fight, and fight hard, which I plan to do, and which many conservatives are now planning to do as well. This reaction is also coming from the establishment of the compliant GOP, who have never represented people like me in the first place, so I think many of them are in for a rude awakening. Over the last five years, this President has been anything but civil to them as has his lap dog media, and unfortunately we had sheep in people like McCain and Harkin who would stand and take the abuse hoping to just be like and invited to the next cocktail party but there is a new invigorated brand of conservatives, i.e.: terrorists, who do not care if anyone “likes us”, and who are tired of watching this country decline while elitist politicians dither. The fact that we are even talking about another “continuing resolution” is a clear and unavoidable sign that this current government has failed. We can not operate this country on six month CR’s, we need to more responsible with our money and run this country like a business, not a daycare. It’s time that we have adult like conversations about policy and dispense with the child like conversations about personalities.


Posted by on September 27, 2013 in Big Government, Conservative Thought


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Uh Oh


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The Freak Show

Steve Schmidt, senior advisor to the 2008 John McCain presidential campaign, was on “Hardball” yesterday, responding to Sarah Palin’s Breitbart op-ed supporting Senator Rafael Edward Cruz, in which she announced, “it’s time for the Senate to put itself on Cruz Control!” She’s soooo clever! Do you think she thought of that one all on her own?!

Schmidt seems pretty disgusted with his own party, particular the clownish behavior unleashed with the selection of Palin as McCain’s 2008 running mate.

“Hardball” host Chris Matthews asked Schmidt what he thought of the “Frankenstein monster” he created in Palin and Cruz. “You finally you saw it with Ted Cruz. Maybe he was the one that who’s got a bridge too far,” Schmidt said. “Maybe we’ll start seeing our elected leaders stop being intimidated by this nonsense, have the nerve, have the guts to stand up and … to fight to take conservatism’s good name back from the freak show that’s been running wild for four years and that I have deep regret in my part, certainly, in initiating.”

The Freak Show. What an apt description. Yes, it was initiated by Sarah, but she’s had plenty of company determined to take their place on the show’s center stage. Republicans like Christine “I am not a witch!” O’Donnell, Sharon Angle (“it won’t be my job as a US senator to develop jobs in my state”), and Todd “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways of shutting that whole thing down” Akin. I was once a registered Republican, but good grief… What an embarrassment to be one now.

Now Sarah wants to start a third political party, The Good Guys party.  I am not making this up.

“I dare say we already have a third party. We have the liberal party, the GOP machine, and then we’ve got the good guys,” she told Neil Cavuto on Tuesday on Fox News, while Cruz was crossing the hour and a half mark of speaking on the Senate floor. “That is the third party. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul … Those are the players in the party whom I will support.”

Naturally, only “real Americans” would be allowed in (although they’d take money from anyone). And what would the mascot of The Good Guys party be? The moose, of course. Because, you know, Sarah kills them with her bare hands before going for her morning run. And she has a timely warning for those damnable Rinos: “Oh, and a little reminder to Republican senators up for re-election in 2014: Moose season ends soon, allowing more time on one’s hands. So, we’ll be watching your votes very carefully this week.”

Meanwhile, Rafael Edward Cruz took center stage this afternoon to carry out his fake filibuster. It only took him a few minutes to invoke Hitler, a reliable applause-getter at the Freak Show, right along with Communists, Marxists, Fascists, and the Anti-Christ.

But then Cruz had the audacity to read aloud on the Senate floor the book Green Eggs And Ham. Rafael, we know you’re in love with your own oratory skills, but you’ve got a ways to go to top the reading by Jesse Jackson years ago on “Saturday Night Live.” Here, let a pro show you how to read Seuss.

The complete version can be heard here: Jesse Jackson Reads Green Eggs And Ham, but it can’t be embedded, so here’s the first half.


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And speaking of unstable half wits


Posted by on September 24, 2013 in Uncategorized


The difference between 95 and 100%


Posted by on September 24, 2013 in Uncategorized