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Saturday, April 24, 2010


When I read columns like this one from Ken Blackwell - this guy should have been RNC Chairman - my view that political correctness in matters of Islam in this country is reinforced; it's just a nice way of saying, "Stockholm Syndrome". Named after a bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden in 1973, the hostages in that robbery actually viewed their captors as their protectors. It's a survival technique that is incredibly delusional and misguided, if not mildly understandable.

It's also very real. While Blackwell doesn't identify it as such when he juxtaposes Gen. Jerry Boykin's treatment in the media with that of Nidal Malik Hasan, the implication is clear; Boykin is an easy target because he's no threat. Conversely, Hasan and other militant Islamists are actual threats media types like NPR's Nina Totenberg don't want to confront.

It's really both disgraceful and obvious what's going on. Via the American Spectator:
Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin knows something about political correctness in the military. Gen. Boykin, a highly-decorated combat veteran was dragged through the mill by the liberal media back in 2003 for expressing his Christian beliefs in Christian churches. They charged the general was calling for a Christian crusade against the Muslims.

"I hope he's not long for this world," said NPR's Nina Totenberg on WUSA's Inside Washington TV talk show. When fellow panelists, mostly liberals, protested, asking whether Totenberg really wanted to issue a fatwa on the offending general, she quickly backtracked. She said: "in his job, in his job, please, please, in his job." Well, that's reassuring. Totenberg only wanted the heroic general fired. She wanted him removed from any role in directing the war on terror. She didn't want him beheaded.

Major TV networks denounced Gen. Boykin as a "Holy Warrior." They ridiculed his Evangelical Christian faith on prime-time television.

Compare that treatment with what we see in the treatment of Nidal Hasan. This man yelled "Allahu Akbar" (Arabic for "God is great!") even as he squeezed the trigger in the worst case of terrorism here since September 11th. Yet, the media is very hesitant to demand accountability of the military brass. Army Chief of Staff General Casey made the rounds of TV talk shows the first Sunday after Hasan's shootings. He said it would be "a tragedy" if the Army's diversity was a casualty of the Fort Hood murders.
The hero is spat upon by those he attempts to save while the villains are glorified by the countless, shameless, and cowardly knaves.

Read it all.


Before I get to Graham...... Chalk up the signing of this strict immigration bill in Arizona by Republican Governor Jan Brewer as one of the hurdles Obama didn't count on when he had dreams of implementing his own special version of Socialist America. Perhaps that's why his rhetoric in response to it has been so strong, including a threat to get Eric Holder's Justice Department to investigate the state for civil rights violations.

First up, Brewer's signing of Senate Bill 1070:

Obama's reaction to one of the 50 states deciding to pass legislation to protect itself.

Now, onto Lindsey "RINO" Graham. In light of the boldly brash claim by ALIPAC President William Gheen at an April 17th Tea Party that Graham is a closet homosexual who is being forced to support immigration reform because Democrats in congress are using it as some form of blackmail (video below), it is at least somewhat noteworthy that Graham appears to be THE ONLY Republican supporting the Democrat push for a new Immigration Reform Bill.

Via CNN:
Sources familiar with discussions about the issue say the White House is reluctant to move on the politically polarizing and divisive issue of immigration without bipartisan support.

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina seems to be the only GOP senator on board, but he has told Democrats they will lose his support unless they find another Republican.

Obama called Sen. Scott Brown, R-Massachusetts, to try to get him to sign on, as well as four other GOP senators: Lisa Murkowksi of Alaska, Richard Lugar of Indiana, George Lemieux of Florida and Judd Gregg of New Hampshire.

CNN contacted aides to those senators, and all said none gave the president a commitment to work with Democrats on immigration reform.
Now, onto Gheen, president of ALIPAC. Granted, no one should make such charges without proof - I'm not saying he doesn't have it. They are very strong charges. That said, considering the political climate, there really is no conceivable reason why a Republican Senator would be in support of immigration reform right now. All of the reasons for taking it on at this juncture necessarily involve helping the Democrats in November. Graham's support of it is inexplicable and he should explain it. Otherwise, Gheen's explanation is likely to garner more support.

The accusation that the prospect of Graham's sexual preference going public could be influencing his vote starts at the 7:00 mark.

h/t to Gateway Pundit


Sent in by Barrackaid #7. Juan Williams needs to look up the word, "Dhimmi". He is heading toward being one. Based on the apoplectic look on his face as ACT for America's Brigitte Gabriel slapped him with cold hard facts, we now see Williams in another realm he completely doesn't understand. Williams has been getting utterly punk'd in every debate he engages in lately. He used to get by with his smooth, congenial arguments but no more.

He's exposing himself as completely misguided on a lot of things, not the least of which is Islam. Hats off to Hannity for having Gabriel on his show.

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