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Climate Change Blamed for ‘Icy Reception’ to Obama Speech
The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match-up.
“If there is ever a fascist takeover in America, it will come not in the form of storm troopers kicking down doors but with lawyers and social workers saying. “I’m from the government and I’m here to help” – Jonah Goldberg, Liberal Fascism
“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” – Sir Winston Churchill
“I have to tell you, you know, it’s part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama’s speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg.” – MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, in heat
In this weeks’ winning entry, Bookworm Room asks the question always bubbling under the surface for today’s Progressives… Dear Democrats: If this administration can’t get socialism right, how will any administration, ever?
Of course, Bookworm answers that question in her own inimitable style. Here’s a slice:
Going into the 2008 election, Democrats devoutly believed two things: First, they believed that socialism could be made to work. Second, they believed that Barack Obama has every quality necessary to effectuate American-style socialism.
Let’s examine both these beliefs a little further. First, let’s talk about the belief that socialism can be made to work. I’m sure all of you have had or seen this interaction: A person of ordinary common sense with some understanding of world history and current events, says to the ardent Progressive or Democrat (henceforth “DemProg”), “Socialism has never worked in any society in which its been tried.”
In the old days, the DemProg would point to Europe as an example of successful socialism, and then you’d have to explain to them that this success was due in significant part to the fact that America took care of most of Europe’s defense costs, leaving it with more money to expend on socialist welfare programs. Nowadays, of course, with Europe an economic basket case that’s scarily trending to Europe’s version of “conservativism” — i.e., hate-filled, race-based nationalism — Europe is gone as an example of socialism that works.
Back to that conversation between the sensible person and the DemProg: When the sensible person points out that socialism has always failed, both socially and economically, the DemProg always responds with some variation of “It just hasn’t been done right.” These variations range from noting that too many socialist revolutions have occurred in agrarian, not industrial, societies, so they couldn’t have the proper type of socialism that Marx envisioned (Russia, China, North Korea, etc.); to the problem with cults of personality (that would be North Korean socialism); to “it’s all America’s fault” (that’s Cuban socialism); it got taken over by right-wing fascists (both Mussolini’s Italy and Hitler’s Germany, both of which explicitly billed themselves as socialist” movements); to “damaging vestiges of imperialism” (that’s would cover most African socialism).
But in America, the DemProg says, if we could just elect the right politician, we wouldn’t have any of those problems. In a country with America’s vast wealth, strong infrastructure, industrial and commercial base, absence of powerful enemies, and constitutional check on personality cults, we would finally do socialism right.
To do socialism right, of course, one would need the right kind of president, and a Congress that he could bend to his will. In 2007/2008, we were promised that Obama would be these things and more. First off, we were promised that Obama had the intelligence to get the job done. Michael Beschloss, the highly respected presidential historian, in an interview with Don Imus, waxed rhapsodical about Obama:
Historian Michael Beschloss: Yeah. Even aside from the fact of electing the first African American President and whatever one’s partisan views this is a guy whose IQ is off the charts — I mean you cannot say that he is anything but a very serious and capable leader and — you know — You and I have talked about this for years …
Imus: Well. What is his IQ?
Historian Michael Beschloss: … our system doesn’t allow those people to become President, those people meaning people THAT smart and THAT capable
Imus: What is his IQ?
Historian Michael Beschloss: Pardon?
Imus: What is his IQ?
Historian Michael Beschloss: Uh. I would say it’s probably – he’s probably the smartest guy ever to become President.
Imus: That’s not what I asked you. I asked you what his IQ was.
Historian Michael Beschloss: You know that I don’t know and I’d have to find someone with more expertise …
Imus: You don’t know.
In fact, Michael, to this day, nobody knows what Obama’s IQ is, or even what his grades were.
Much more at the link.
In our non-Council category, the winner was Allen West – Source reveals to me what really happened in Benghazi, submitted by Nice Deb.
Here are this week’s full results:
- *First place with 4 votes! – Bookworm Room – Dear Democrats: If this administration can’t get socialism right, how will any administration, ever?
- Second place with 3 2/3 votes – The Right Planet – Y’All Gonna Make Me Lose My Mind
- Third place with 2 votes – Joshuapundit – This Story Could Affect You More Than Anything You’ll Read Today
- Third place with 2 votes – The Noisy Room – The Menace of Russia and China – A Strategic Alliance Of Our Enemies
- Fourth place *t* with 2/3 vote – Ask Marion – The AD, ADD, ADHD, Autism, Aging… Inflammation and Nutrition Connection
- Fourth place *t* with 2/3 vote – GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD – Why Are Democrats Unserious About National Defense?
- Fourth place *t* with 2/3 vote – Nice Deb – Have You Noticed? Everything bad ‘Sky-Rockets’ Under Obama
- Fourth place *t* with 2/3 vote – The Razor – Man Goes on Killing Spree – No One Surprised Except His Victims
- Fourth place *t* with 2/3 vote – Simply Jews – Kill the kike, save Babay: judeomasons and “negroes” behind Ukrainian unrest
- Fifth place *t* with 1/3 vote – The Independent Sentinel – Obama Seizes 500,000 acres of New Mexico Land for Drug Cartels and Goats
- Fifth place *t* with 1/3 vote – Liberty’s Spirit – Reimagining the Battle of Gettysburg: Leadership and Technology Today
- *First place with 2 votes! – Allen West – Source reveals to me what really happened in Benghazi submitted by Nice Deb
- Second place *t* with 1 2/3 votes – DC Clothesline – Why Does Christian Persecution Get Worse In Every Country The U.S. “Liberates”? submitted by The Right Planet
- Second place *t* with 1 2/3 votes – Victor Davis Hanson – Lord Obama submitted by The Watcher
- Third place with 1 1/3 votes – Mark Steyn – Nigel vs the Lunatic Mainstream submitted by The Noisy Room
- Fourth place *t* with 1 vote – Lee Smith/Weekly Standard – Failures Galore submitted by Liberty’s Spirit
- Fourth place *t* with 1 vote – Daniel Greenfield/FrontPageMag – Obama, Hillary And Kim Kardashian submitted by Joshuapundit
- Fourth place *t* with 1 vote – Big Jolly Politics – Allegations of coverup, deception regarding Sen. Dan Patrick’s mental health submitted by Rhymes with Right
- Fourth place *t* with 1 vote – Walter Williams/Washington Examiner – Lunacy on display at White Privilege Conference submitted by Bookworm Room
- Fourth place *t* with 1 vote – Tamara Holder/FOX – Leave no man behind: Why is Team Obama unable to bring home a Marine held in Mexico? submitted by The Watcher
- Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote – The Passing Parade – Executioner’s Blues submitted by Simply Jews
- Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote – Shadi Hamid/New York Times – The Brotherhood Will Be Back submitted by GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD
- Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote – Chateau Heartiste – The Psychosis of the Effeminate Male submitted by The Razor
- Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote – Manhattan Contrarian – Of Course The VA Hospital System Is Failing submitted by The Glittering Eye</li>
- Sixth place *t* with 1/3 vote – Conservative Tribune – Texas Gun Shop Has a New Anti-Obama Sign Each Week submitted by VA Right!
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- Start: 2 June 2014 6:30 pm EDT
- Venue: Crawfordsville Public Library
Montgomery Co. TEA Party presents a modern-day “Paul-Revere-on-Steroids,” Trevor Loudon on June 2nd, 6:00-8:30 pm EDT.
Trevor is a political researcher, author and activist, who will inspire you to take America back from “The Enemies Within.”
Back in America for his Summer 2014 Book and Speaking Tour, you won’t want to miss this chance to hear Trevor’s plan to turn things around. Please plan to attend and bring a friend!
“The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress” is like no other book written on American politics. The book exposes, in layman’s terms, the comprehensive communist, socialist and extreme progressive infiltration of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.
The book profiles fourteen Senators and more than fifty Representatives and their ties to the Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America, the Workers World Party and the Institute for Policy Studies, Council for a Livable World and other radical anti-American organizations. Trevor has done the hard work to connect the dots of why the U.S. Congress has moved further and further left over our lifetime and you won’t want to miss him.
Montgomery Co. TEA Party
June 2nd, 2014 | 6:00–8:30 pm EDT
Crawfordsville Public Library
205 S. Washington St.
Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933
If your TEA Party, 9.12 Project or patriotic group would like to have Trevor Loudon speak, please contact Regina Thomson.
Check out Trevor’s TOUR MAP AND SCHEDULE, which is constantly being updated with new events and venues.
By: Lloyd Marcus
This weekend, the state convention will decide if State Senator Julianne Ortman will climb the next step up the ladder to the August 14 primary to become the Republican U.S. Senate nominee to ultimately defeat toxic flaming-liberal Democrat Al Franken in the general.
Ortman released her Twelve-Point Turnaround Plan for Minnesota and America. http://on.fb.me/1nwoxJ0 Upon comparing Ortman’s plan to Franken’s failures 2009-2014, the contras was striking. I thought, “Oh my gosh. Franken equals big government controlled slavery. Ortman equals liberty and freedom!”
The battle between Franken and Ortman really comes down to slavery vs freedom.
Here are a few examples. As a loyal enforcer for our supreme imperial dictator Barack Obama, Al Franken cast the deciding vote for Obamacare which is a huge iron-fist take-a-way of our liberty and freedom. Ortman will fight to repeal Obamacare and rely on a state model like MNCare.
Franken supports King Obama’s lawless Executive Orders; his refusal to enforce immigration laws and desire to implement amnesty. Ortman says we must secure our borders and enforce existing immigration laws.
These are just a few of the issues Ortman deals with in her Turnaround Plan. When you compare Ortman’s agenda with Franken’s, it is quite obvious that Franken is one of King Obama’s many overlords along with the IRS, DOJ, NSA and other governmental agencies, all working together in concert to keep We the People slaves in check.
Let us not forget that Franken demanded that the IRS harass conservative and Tea Party groups, lest we patriots escape from Obama’s unprecedented intrusive all-powerful and all-controlling big government plantation. http://bit.ly/1mBRRNd
In terms of their war-chest, we are talking David vs Goliath. As of March 31, Ortman has a little over $600 thousand compared to Franken’s $6 million.
I am chairman of CCC (Conservative Campaign Committee). Our seemingly impossible mission which we have passionately chosen to accept is to travel the country launching independent expenditure campaigns to help conservatives get elected in key House and Senate races. On several occasions, we have faced the challenge of first defeating the GOP’s anti-Tea Party establishment candidate before taking on the Democrat. Ortman for U.S. Senate is one such race.
Here is our TV ad supporting Julianne Ortman for U.S. Senate, Minnesota. http://bit.ly/1kIOJz4
Ortman is an extremely bold, brilliant and capable fighter for conservative principles; a student of Minnesota for 14 years. She has built/earned confidence and public trust, proclaiming that she has taken 14 years of public votes.
Ortman says, “It has become all too clear that Washington is broken and that it no longer serves anyone but itself and monied special interests.” She added, “We need more Minnesota in Washington and less Washington in Minnesota.”
I had the pleasure of hearing Sen Mike Lee speak in an intimate setting. Sen Lee explained how vitally important it is to send conservatives to Washington. He explained that the impact of every additional conservative extends much further and is far greater than just one more vote. It encourages, strengthens and empowers their ranks.
Ortman will be a tremendous asset to our “good guys” fighting Obama-ism in Washington. So folks, whatever you can do to help push Ortman across the finish line is a victory for freedom over slavery. http://bit.ly/1kIOJz4
The choice is clear. Freedom and liberty through Ortman vs ever-increasing slavery through Franken.
Lloyd Marcus, Unhyphenated American
Chairman, Conservative Campaign Committee
By: Lloyd Marcus
Perhaps it is due to me being a PK (preacher’s kid) with fond childhood memories of adoringly watching my dad preach well prepared sermons at the Holy Temple Church of Truth storefront in a Baltimore ghetto, the Bible remains my ultimate reference source for wisdom and leadership.
Moses who led the Israelite people out of slavery is an excellent example of what to do and what not to do as a leader. His decisions were rooted in obedience to God’s instructions which proved to be most beneficial to his flock. Moses ignored vehement critics and even them threatening to stone him to death. He did the right thing even when it did not jive with popular opinion. That is leadership folks.
On one occasion, due to pressure from his people, Moses disobeyed God and took matters into his own hands. God’s punishment was harsh. God told Moses he would not be permitted to bring his people into the Promised Land. Leaders do not surrender, making decisions which they know to be wrong to appease bullies, manipulators and the ignorant.
A case in point is Senator Rand Paul. Sen. Paul is out there saying that the GOP should back away from requiring a photo ID to vote. http://bit.ly/1o71Ltg
Common sense tells us that requiring a photo ID to vote is a reasonable logical way to prevent voter fraud. Since a photo ID is required to complete a plethora of transactions, what is the big deal? Thus, it is absurd to call the photo ID requirement to vote racist.
In essence, Sen Paul is surrendering to the mainstream media supported Democrat absurd lie that requiring a photo ID to vote is racist. During a radio interview Senator Paul said that the GOP should not push something that is “offensive” to a group of people.
Senator Paul with all due respect, and I truly do respect and like you, I find your pandering to my fellow blacks disappointing.
Since Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 War on Poverty, the Democratic party has implemented programs and lowered standards which have wrecked havoc on black families; http://bit.ly/1eqdeLJ treating us as inferiors in need of special concessions and endless government handouts to survive. Sen Paul, the last thing we Americans who happen to be black need is for the GOP to embrace the Left’s paradigm that we are lesser Americans. Do not expect too much of us poor black folks because we “be” special.
Okay, I get it and wholeheartedly agree that the GOP should reach-out to black America. Frankly, the GOP is a little late to the dance. For years, I have been pestering the GOP to reach-out to the black community with “Reach Your Dreams” tours.
My concept is simple. The tour would feature great music. I know awesome conservative rappers and dancers who could capture the ears of the young and hip seniors. Imagine successful minority speakers like Herman Cain, Katrina Pierson and others on stage sharing how they achieved their American Dreams via education, hard work and right choices (conservative principles). The GOP defeatist response has been, “Why bother? The Democrats will get 95% of the black vote no matter what we do.”
Apparently, that opinion has changed and the GOP is wisely pursuing black voters. But for crying out loud, offering a liberal Democrat-Lite agenda and treating blacks like inferiors too stupid to find their way to the DMV is not the way.
Sen Paul rather than surrendering to the Democrats’ and MSM’s spin that requiring a photo ID to vote is racist, show real “presidential candidate” leadership. Turn the table on the Dems. Tell black voters that the Democrats are insulting their intelligence. The Democrats talk down, expect less and treat them like lesser Americans.
When these supposed advocates of black empowerment (NAACP, Congressional Black Caucus, Obama Administration and the MSM), say requiring a photo ID to vote disenfranchises blacks, it is a major “dis”. Black America should be outraged. With friends who think so little of us blacks, we do not need enemies.
I am not just picking on Senator Paul. I am simply saying voters are discouraged and frustrated with soulless politicians/candidates whose every decision is a political calculation and an attempt to win votes at any and all cost. It is not unreasonable for voters to expect political leaders with character and backbone who simply desire to serve and do the right thing for their constituents and America.
Steve Lonegan running for U.S. Congress in New Jersey http://bit.ly/1qYaY9k and South Carolina U.S. Congressman Trey Gowdy http://bit.ly/1qcDhjX are two guys that fit the bill. I love these guys. Neither give a hoot about being politically correct. Both are fearless fighters for truth, justice and defending our liberty and freedom. That’s what I’m talkin’ about.
I have not selected my preferred 2016 GOP presidential nominee. I want someone trustworthy who will always do what is honorable, righteous and best for my country; no divisive pandering or special concessions to groups to win votes. Please, we have had enough of that low rent politicking in government.
Nor, will I support a GOP candidate who sticks their finger in the air to see which direction the MSM endorsed and consultant’s political wind is blowing and designs their platform accordingly. Stop insulting our intelligence and morality by continuously advocating lowered intellectual and moral standards and calling it outreach and creating a “big tent”.
We are Americans http://bit.ly/1jaBEtE, products of a remarkably successful unique experiment. GOP, deal with us accordingly with respect; not like the Democrats who treat Americans, particularly minorities, like incapable inferior entitlement junkies in need of government managing every aspect of our lives.
We need a conservative leader who will grab the steering wheel and reverse the direction of our country away from Obama’s Government Controlled Welfareville. A true conservative will drive us back toward our Founding Fathers’ Promised Land of liberty and freedom where Americans are encouraged to be all they can be.
Sen Paul, America needs leadership, not surrender and pandering.
Lloyd Marcus, Unhyphenated American
Chairman, Conservative Campaign Committee
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