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Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Over the last several weeks I have personally witnessed the left grasping at straws in its debates with greater and greater frequency. It's not something I can put my finger on but it's there. Yes, it's a generalization but thanks to Obama and his full court crisis press, I think the left is actually getting confused.

When push comes to shove, the left's arguments are simply untenable. This video is a prime example. It's only 1:30 long but note how the girl on the left is silenced by logic. To her credit, she actually took the time to ponder the point instead of firing back with senseless rhetoric (I thereby rank her higher than Bob Beckel for intellectual honesty).


h/t to HOT AIR


Yes, the video is extremely well done. Certainly, the music and the lighting go a long way in elevating Charlie Crist's 2010 Republican opponent, 38-year old Marco Rubio.

That said, don't overlook the strength of Rubio. He comes across as a very passionate and principled conservative who is concise and powerful in his speech. His message is resonating with people and as the conservative movement grows, so will he.

This video a must-see:

On another important note, I noticed that Rubio made a forceful statement about the Rifqa Bary case (17-year old girl who converted to Christianity and fled her Muslim parents - she is currently awaiting a judge's ruling on September 3rd). Here is Rubio's statement:
Miami, FL – U.S. Senate candidate and former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio today issued the following statement regarding Rifqa Bary’s court case:

“America has a rich tradition of religious freedom that is enshrined in our
First Amendment. Today in Florida, this freedom could be at stake as a court considers the case of 17-year old Rifqa Bary.

“This young woman fled from Ohio to Florida, fearing she would be killed for converting from Islam to Christianity. As the court weighs the facts of this case, I hope it will take her expressed fears seriously and not rush to an irreversible decision that may ultimately endanger her.

“It is imperative that state officials use every legal tool at their disposal to properly evaluate Rifqa’s best interests. Florida has a responsibility not only to protect her innocent life but also to defend her sacred right to worship freely.”
Yes, Crist is the one in the hotseat on this case as the Governor and may choose his words more carefully but Rubio's statement may ultimately help Crist do that right thing if the judge does not.

Here's a link to RUBIO'S SITE


I heard a lady call in to Glenn Beck's radio show today and say that she is declaring September 8th, Parentally Approved Skip School Day (PASS). What on earth for? Well, at Noon EST on that day, Barack Obama will be appearing in a televised message to be directed at kids in school.

In fact, Education Secretary Arne Duncan (pictured with Obama) and his DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION even sent a letter to all public school principals informing them of this grand event so that all of the kids can be inspired at lunch time.
Since taking office, the President has repeatedly focused on education, even as the country faces two wars, the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and major challenges on issues like energy and health care. The President believes that education is a critical part of building a new foundation for the American economy. Educated people are more active civically and better informed on issues affecting their lives, their families and their futures.
As I read that, I couldn't help but wonder if the guy leading the most fiscally irresponsible administration in this country's history is going to go in front of our children and lay it all at their feet under the guise of preparing them to have to deal with it. Sounds like Obama's getting ready to deliver one heck of a pep talk. The cup of hope will no doubt runneth over. But that's not all...
This is the first time an American president has spoken directly to the nation's school children about persisting and succeeding in school. We encourage you to use this historic moment to help your students get focused and begin the school year strong. I encourage you, your teachers, and students to join me in watching the President deliver this address on Tuesday, September 8, 2009. It will be broadcast live on the White House website 12:00 noon eastern standard time.
I know that Obama's buddy Bill Ayers believes in seeking social justice by targeting school children but I wonder if the reason for all of this is nothing more than pragmatism in the face of a weary adult public who is rejecting Obama's pervasiveness on television and he can't handle it. He loves to be in front of people and he hasn't been for quite some time. Maybe he's working back into it by sitting in front of kids (we need someone to tally the number of spit balls that end up on all of the computer screens).

Speaking of Bill Ayers (h/t to MICHELLE MALKIN), check out this OP-ED by Stanley Kurtz from nearly one year ago. In addition to how Ayers targeted schools, note how closely both Obama and he worked together. Here is a portion of Kurtz' column:
The Chicago Annenberg Challenge was created ostensibly to improve Chicago’s public schools. The funding came from a national education initiative by Ambassador Walter Annenberg. In early 1995, Mr. Obama was appointed the first chairman of the board, which handled fiscal matters. Mr. Ayers co-chaired the foundation’s other key body, the “Collaborative,” which shaped education policy.

The CAC’s basic functioning has long been known, because its annual reports, evaluations and some board minutes were public. But the Daley archive contains additional board minutes, the Collaborative minutes, and documentation on the groups that CAC funded and rejected. The Daley archives show that Mr. Obama and Mr. Ayers worked as a team to advance the CAC agenda.

…The CAC’s agenda flowed from Mr. Ayers’s educational philosophy, which called for infusing students and their parents with a radical political commitment, and which downplayed achievement tests in favor of activism. In the mid-1960s, Mr. Ayers taught at a radical alternative school, and served as a community organizer in Cleveland’s ghetto.
Be sure to read the whole thing.


Organizing For America (OFA) is COMPLETELY separate from and has "Nothing to do with" the White House (according to Robert Gibbs). Totally believable, right? Now that we got that straight, on to an email I received from OFA today (complete with Obama logo). The Contents of the letter are in italics with my commentary in (parentheses)

Ben --

Opponents of health insurance reform have power (what do you call having the White House, a majority in the House, and a Super Majority in the Senate?). Some reap huge profits from the status quo. Others take large campaign contributions from those who profit (I direct you to the "donate" buttons provided by OFA in the body of this email).

So they'll do anything to keep the current system in place. When fact-based arguments don't work, they attack President Obama with outlandish lies about a government takeover and euthanizing the elderly (I guess we're supposed to ignore the fact that Obama, Emanuel, Sebelius, Feingold, Krugman, Schakowsky, and a host of others have been caught on video advocating a trojan horse to reach government-run health care - Obama is the one lying). And once that doesn't work, they'll go even further.

We don't know what they'll do next (ah, if the same couldn't be said about Obama before, it can be now that he's announced he will beam his mug into every public school classroom on September 8th). What we do know is that we'll have to be prepared for anything -- ready to set the record straight, ready to make sure the media and Congress see the overwhelming support for reform, and ready to pass real reform this year (Doesn't the media already overwhelmingly see overwhelming support for reform? They report like it's there).

But we'll need the resources to do it -- to pay for rapid-response ads in key districts and states (wasn't Mitch Stewart deriding those who contribute to further their cause earlier in this email?), organizers to put together large rallies and grassroots events throughout the country, and the best technology available to empower volunteers -- all at a moment's notice (welcome to astroturfing). Please chip in $5 or more to help us pass real reform, this year.
($5? Isn't there enough in that $787 Billion slush fund? Just joking, that would be dishonest).

This was never going to be easy. As candidate Obama said just three days before the election: "Don't think for a moment that power will concede without a fight." Now, we're seeing how true that really is (Uh, again, who's the one in power again?).

These same well-financed forces have killed reform in the past, and they're aiming to do it again (hmmm, OFA is calling grass roots citizens "well-financed" while launching a full-fledged campaign to get.....well-financed....via....donations).

But here's why this time can be different: There are folks like you, all around the country, who are ready to go toe-to-toe with the special interests, even when they're not fighting fair (I know, these grass roots special interest groups in the form of individual citizens have somehow managed to put MSNBC and CNN in their back pockets. Oh, wait.....).
And we'll keep at it, because we know that the work we're doing together right now can make the lives of hundreds of millions better for decades to come.

But we need your help to keep it up. Please donate $5 or more to help beat the special interests (If OFA has "nothing to do with" the White House, why does the donate link have "" in it?):

There's too much at stake for any of us to sit this one out. Please chip in (Because that $787 Billion just wasn't enough).



Mitch Stewart
Organizing for America

NOTE: See for yourself how defensive and adamant White House Press Secretary and the "Uhmmm" King, Robert Gibbs gets at the slightest hint that OFA and the White House are even remotely connected.

This now famous exchange between Fox News Channel's Major Garrett and Robert Gibbs from August 13th has Gibbs' sentiments on the connection between the White House and OFA. Fast Forward to :30.

Oh, almost forgot. Here's the VERUM SERUM video that shows several democrats advocating a trojan horse. We're dealing with LIARS.


In the now infamous conference call with Peter Paul and Stan Lee back in 2000, Hillary Clinton jokingly said, "Onward with the Mutant Vote". Since Manuel Zelaya was ousted on June 28th, we've learned that he was going to administer a mutant vote in the form of a referendum that would allow him to be re-elected, despite that scenario being 100% against the Honduran Constitution.

Now Hillary and Zelaya are going to be meeting with each other according to the AFP:
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to meet Thursday with Manuel Zelaya to discuss the deadlock following his ouster as president of Honduras in a June 28 coup, her spokesman said Tuesday.

"On Thursday Secretary Clinton plans to meet with him to discuss the best way forward on the situation in Honduras," State Department spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters.
The Obama administration continues to back the wrong horse in this battle and Micheletti continues to make Zelaya look foolish. To illustrate with an example, as Zelaya is reduced to recklessly (Hillary's word) walking into Honduras by crossing their border with Nicaragua so he could yell through a megaphone while wearing his white cowboy hat, Micheletti writes an OP-ED for the Wall Street Journal enumerating the many Constitutional reasons for Zelaya's removal.

Now Hillary, who called Zelaya's actions "reckless" relative to the aforementioned example, is meeting with him in the United States to work out a solution?!

Mrs. Clinton, some might call that "reckless".

tsk tsk tsk


Michael Solomon over at Where Did My America Go has an op-ed about how Obama has awoken a sleeping giant with his arrogance and, dare I say, lies. By now we're all familiar with the two most absurd and arguably defamatory statements Obama has made about doctors over the last several weeks.

First, he accused doctors of intentionally taking out tonsils for extra cash then implied that they amputate the feet of diabetics for the same reason. SOLOMON NAILS HIM on both with facts:
When he (Obama) stood in front of the press and explained that my “pediatrician would rather take out my child’s tonsils than treat the symptoms with pain killers and antibiotics because he gets paid more from the insurance company,” I went into my usual rant at the one-eyed digital monster that I keep screaming at which never answers me. “You idiot,” I screamed. “You really expect the American people who have half a brain to believe that idiom?” My pediatrician will send me to an ENT surgeon to remove them and cure my child. He will never see him again for tonsillitis. So he is taking money out of his pocket, not lining it with medical insurance checks. What about the economic effect of mom or dad staying home with a sick child and missing time from work. No income, no taxes no money to pay for your new health care bill.

If that wasn’t bad enough he then told us at a staged town hall meeting, “If you have diabetes and need your foot amputated the surgeon collects $30,000 to $50,000 from Medicare for the surgery.”

“In fact, Medicare pays a surgeon between $740 and $1,140 for a leg amputation," said the American College of Surgeons (ACS), which is care that includes evaluation of the patient the day of the operation and follow- up care that is provided for 90 days after the operation. Private insurers pay a variation of the same amount, said the group, adding that it is "deeply disturbed" over the President's "uninformed public comments." Then the President told us “health care costs in the U.S. are almost twice what they are in the UK and Canada.” Here is a quick economic lesson for you Mr. President. It is twice as expensive because we get twice as much care. Consumer education 101, “You get what you pay for.”
Obama has a problem on his hands and if he was honest (I know, bear with me), he'd have to admit it's an unintended consequence of the Community Organizing tactics he's using that were birthed by his ideological hero, Saul Alinsky.

Reminds me of that saying, "Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword". It's still early but politically speaking, Obama may need to substitute "sword" with "Alinsky".

Solomon puts it this way:
Take heed town hall attendees “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” -Ghandi

As for a history lesson Mr. President you should have studied Gandhi not Saul Alinsky.
Be sure to read the WHOLE THING.


Yes, February of THIS year. Van Jones, a self-avowed communist and marxist who named his four-year old son after a radical african Marxist who is on record as championing the cause of Fidel Castro.

A big jaw-dropping moment (actually there are several) comes at about the 2:30 mark when a woman in the audience asks how Republicans were able to pass so much with less than 60 votes (uh, did I miss something there? What did they pass again?) while the Democrats are having trouble with 60 votes.

Be sure to catch Jones' highly professional response.


Another telling quote: "Some of us who are not Barack Hussein Obama are going to have to start getting a little bit uppity." Considering Mr. Obama hired this whack job as one of his czars, does that mean Mr. Obama is condoning that?

In the words of Nancy "SPEECH POLICI", "you be the judge."

Or how about this one a the 3:58 mark: "At a certain point, some of us need to figure out which two or three senators need to have terrible days until they act right." Uh, excuse me but how does a Czar get the power to call for the bullying of senators who are charged with representing the people in their own states? Is it me or does this come off as a threat?

Oh, and right at the end, he has the gall to ask scornfully, "How is that capitalism working for you this year?" in reference to a question about bailouts, stimulus, etc.

More than a little disturbing that a guy so out of phase with reality actually has this kind of power.

h/t to HOT AIR
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