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There are no politics in murder

After publishing the initial story of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), the murder of the 6 who died, and the other 12 injured, I have intentionally avoided reporting on the story because I do not want to exploit the deaths of the victims. Many in the media and on the left, however, apparently have no qualms with making political hay out of this senseless tragedy.

Even with the Herculean effort the left has put into labeling Jared Loughner some sort of Tea Party fanatic, roused to anger by Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann metaphors, no evidence to back up these claims has surfaced. Even the Pima County Sheriff of 30 years blamed conservatives at a news conference in the early hours of the investigation, without any evidence to support his claim. The simple fact appears to be that Loughner was nothing more than a certified nut job! Some who knew him even called him a “left-wing pothead.”

Rather than write my own article on this deranged killer, the destruction he has caused, or the political reactionaries who seek to further their individual agendas in the wake of this shooting, I’ll point you to Dick Morris’ latest column–“There are no politics in murder.”

The conventional wisdom of the media establishment that strident and outspoken political debate catalyzes violence is an absurdity! Telling people to “kill pigs” as the sixties radicals did, in fact, encouraged violence. But vigorous political debate and strongly or even passionately held views have nothing whatever to do with the decision of some nut to kill a Congressman or a president.

Fantasies about Jodie Foster, instructions from Son of Sam, or delusions of omnipotence all can cause violence, but heated political debate doesn’t. To stigmatize strongly articulated opinions on the left or the right and blame them for the insane attack on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is outrageous.

Oklahoma City was an act of political terror, incited by resentment against federal tactics at Waco. It was not some speech that ignited Timothy McVeigh but a massive act of violence.

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I continue to pray for Congresswoman Giffords and the families of all the victims of this insane act of a deranged man, but I will not stoop to the level of my opponents and politicize it.


Tags: Giffords, Gabby Giffords, Gabrielle Giffords, Jared Loughner, Jared Lee Loughner, Tucson, Shooting, Media, Dick Morris, Murder, Politics, Rhetoric, Political Rhetoric, Pima County, Arizona, Palin, Bachmann

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January 11, 2011 Posted by | Democrats, Liberal Media | Leave a comment

Feds “can do most anything” to you and me…

…according to California Democrat Rep. Pete Stark.

When asked to explain exactly how the government takeover of health care known as Obamacare is constitutional, and what do the limits of the constitution prevent the federal government from doing to its citizens, Stark replied “the federal government can do most anything in this country.”


Tags: Pete Stark, Constitution, Limited Government, 10th Amendment, Obamacare

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August 3, 2010 Posted by | Constitution, Democrats | Leave a comment

Arkansas Voters: Beware Of Blanche’s Political Two-Step

By Michael Steele:: What did the Democrat Senate primary teach voters in Arkansas? You can’t trust Blanche Lincoln. Senator Lincoln lost any kind of credibility with Arkansans when she proudly embraced the agenda of the liberal left in her primary run-off. Now facing a strong conservative opponent in the general election, Rep. John Boozman, Senator Lincoln is trying to do an about face while hoping that Arkansas voters don’t see through her acts of political desperation.

Throughout the contentious intra-party civil war that played out in the primary, Senator Lincoln was forced to show her true colors; she has served as a loyal foot soldier for the big-government policies of the Obama-Reid-Pelosi agenda, and she has a voting record to prove it. Blanche Lincoln has voted with President Obama 95% of the time. On the campaign trail, she proudly championed her votes in support of the government takeover of health care and the big-spending failed stimulus. Her critical votes that cemented these legislative proposals into law did nothing but vastly expand our federal government, launch the national debt past $13 trillion, and maintain the national unemployment rate at nearly 10 percent. And now Lincoln wants Arkansas taxpayers to foot the bill.

ARKANSAS VOTERS BEWARE: Now that Senator Lincoln has made it past her primary, she is frantically trying to backtrack from her far-left voting history. Don’t be fooled by the carefully crafted rhetoric that is spoken on the campaign trail. The facts speak for themselves, and Senator Lincoln’s loyalties lie first and foremost with President Obama and Harry Reid, not the people of Arkansas.

Arkansas deserves a better Senator, someone who will consistently fight for the people of Arkansas and will defend their interests in Washington. Congressman Boozman is the right man for the job. Arkansas voters can trust him to stand up to the Obama Agenda. His opposition to ObamaCare and the stimulus demonstrates his commitment to limited government, fiscal restraint, and low taxes. With a positive, conservative message that puts him in line with the majority of people in the state, Rep. Boozman is the best candidate to represent Arkansas in the United States Senate.
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Michael Steele is Chairman, National Republican Committee and wrote the above blog post for the ARRA News Service. He was previously a Fox News political commentator and former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland.


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June 15, 2010 Posted by | Democrats, GOP | Leave a comment

Bipartisanship achieved in blocking of Dodd bill

by John Allison III, editor

There’s been so much clamoring for it since January 2009, and so little of it accomplished in that time.

But today, finally, after more than a year of partisan vote after partisan vote, Democrats can claim they have achieved bipartisanship since one of their own leaped the fence to join Republicans in voting against cloture on a bill by Senator Chris Dodd to place taxpayers on the hook permanently for bailing out poorly-run private companies.

Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska abandoned his party’s herd of Jackasses to join Republicans in voting against cloture on the bill. According to CBS News, “Nelson said he couldn’t support moving to debate on a bill he hasn’t seen.”

Which apparently means a lot of Democrats DID vote for a bill they haven’t yet seen!

Republicans have criticized a measure in the Dodd bill that will set aside $50 billion for a future bailout fund. Though the $50 billion would be collected from the financial firms covered by the clause, Republicans rightly point out those costs would be passed onto consumers and investors.

The demand for the fund also demonstrates Democrats’ commitment to the no-longer-novel idea of government agencies choosing winners and losers in the private marketplace. With the American public adamantly opposed to additional bailouts under any circumstances, Democrats aren’t willing to cede Uncle Sam’s newly found power to prop up failing firms.

But conservatives opposed to increased government interference with the operations of the free market shouldn’t view the vote as an outright victory. Instead of pointing out the role of Congress and government regulations in fueling the conflagration that defined the recent economic meltdown, GOP lawmakers are instead tweaking the regulations written by Dodd and his Democrat cohorts to invent their own designer set of handcuffs to restrain the industry.

“All of us want to deliver a reform that will tighten the screws on Wall Street,” says Mitch McConnell (R-KY), leader of the minority party in the US Senate.

McConnell and the Democrats made no mention of the mountains of regulations that already exist to prevent crises such as that we saw begin in late 2008. Nor did they mention the recent discovery that SEC regulators passed their workdays viewing porn on the government computers they should have been using to keep tabs on the financial giants that crashed.

Neither did they reference the role the quasi-government companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac played in nearly crippling the US economic system. The contributions FNE and FME to the crash of 2008 were made possible by none other than Demo-Socialist Congressman Barney Frank of Massachussetts.

Frank blocked every Republican effort to reel in the dangerous practices of the two mortgage giants earlier in this decade. The Massachusetts moron virtually forced the companies to guarantee loans to customers they knew couldn’t be counted on to repay.

The blame for the near collapse of our financial system lies as much (if not more) at the feet of our incompetent legislators and their bureaucrat underlings as it does at the hands of the CEO’s who steered their ships as they ran aground.

Democrats have scheduled hearings to highlight the recent fraud charges brought by the SEC against Goldman Sachs, but nobody mentioned documents the financial firm released that it claims repudiate the charges of fraud leveled by Democrats.

Neither did we hear anyone from either side pointing to the politics involved in launching the government’s fraud suit immediately before the unveiling of Dodd’s bill.

It seems inevitable that our fumbling, bumbling elected elite will pass a more burdensome regulatory scheme that will increase costs and reduce efficiency in the financial markets before November. And it will likely enjoy bipartisan support.

Not because it’s best for the country, but because leaders of both parties want more control and to claim credit for preventing some future crisis.


Tags: Obama, Obamacare, Harry Reid, Chris Dodd, Finance, Economy, Financial Regulations, Regulatory Reform, Reform, US Senate, Republicans, GOP, Mitch McConnell

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April 26, 2010 Posted by | Democrats | 3 Comments

And they call us “Astroturf”

by John Allison III, editor

Here’s a recent left-wing protest in Illinois. Take a close look, and compare to the photos and videos you’ve seen of TEA Party protests.

The mainstream media, Democrat politicians, and left-wing nut jobs all over have denounced us as “Astroturf” from the beginning.

You decide.


Tags: Liberals, Liberalism, SEIU, IFT, Illinois Federation of Teachers, Illinois, Protests, Astroturf, Taxes

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April 25, 2010 Posted by | Democrats | Leave a comment

Lying left can’t hide from the truth…

by John Allison III, editor

…even with the mainstream media as a willing accomplice in their attempt to mislead the American people.

The Democrat party has long claimed to represent the “common man” while painting conservatives as being “in-the-pockets” of big business, or Wall Street. Liberals and their Jackass party claim to stand for constitutional freedoms. You know, like freedom of the press and free speech. All the while, they claim conservatives constrict the rights guaranteed by our founding documents. And the loony left loves to paint conservatives as rabid, violent, hatemongers filled with rage and always looking for an opportunity to gang up on a smaller, weaker opponent.

Partnering with the mainstream press, liberal Democrats have often been able to convince large blocks of voters to believe all of these things. But recent events are illuminating the absolute hypocrisy of these self-proclaimed peace-loving protectors of American freedom for the little guy. The lack of mainstream media coverage of these happenings shines an even brighter light on the obvious bias of the “4th branch” of government.

Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) recently introduced a bill to reform America’s entire financial system. He and his Democrat colleagues have often blamed the entire financial crisis on a lack of regulation spawned by big business’ ties with President Bush and other Republicans. Goldman Sachs took billions in bailout bucks from the American taxpayer in 2008. You know…one of those firms that was just too big to fail. But it wasn’t Republicans who benefited from the generous political donations of Goldman’s people. It was President Obama who received nearly $1 million as the company crumbled.

You might expect that to make the news. Something along the lines of “Obama Coffers Filled by Bailed Out Financial Giant.” But don’t hold your breath. Lachlan Markay at Newsbusters points out that Time and Newsweek were quick to tie President Bush to the failed energy company Enron when it failed. Bush’s ~$150,000 in contributions paled in comparison to Obama’s Goldman take. Obama hauled in nearly 7 times as much from Goldman as Bush took from Enron.

Liberals screamed as if their fingernails were being pulled out when they learned the Bush administration was (gasp!) listening in on phone calls between overseas terrorists and their contacts in the US. They acted as if the former President had dropped the US Constitution in the shredder when he set up a prison camp for captured terrorists on a remote base in Cuba.

But Democrats and conservatives usually agree the 1st Amendment protections guaranteed in the Bill of Rights are essential and must be preserved. At least, that’s what they all say.

So when the TEA Party started gaining momentum, and Democrat politicians began labeling us un-American, we conservatives were somewhat taken aback. But even Obama’s own backers were upset this week when, not once but twice, the President appeared upset by gay rights activists protesting his failure to drop the US military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.

Obama challenged the hecklers who want the policy changed immediately. Apparently quite perturbed by their protest, the President yelled, “Barbara and I are supportive of repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. So I don’t know why you’re hollering!” Only a few days later, gay rights activists dressed in military uniforms chained themselves to the fence in front of the White House to draw attention to the President’s unkept promise to end the policy. When reporters approached to interview the protesters and cover the story, they were forced to retreat by police officers.

So it appears the President and his liberal supporters only value the constitutional rights of those who agree with their positions 100% of the time. Obama seems to believe those who disagree should keep their mouths shut and have no real right to voice their opinion. Even the mainstream press, arguably his biggest ally in the 2008 campaign and these first 15 months of his tenure, loses their freedom to cover a story that might stain the President’s image with his supporters.

And of course you’ll recall the demogoguery of the TEA Party protesters in Washington by Democrat congressmen the day the Socialist sheep in jackass clothing voted to drive the final nail in the coffin of the world’s greatest health care system. Charges of racism and homophobia were leveled by these elected officials based on their “claims” that protesters hurled racial and anti-gay epithets at black congressmen and Barney Frank.

The mainstream media, always a stalwart ally of the liberal left, ran with the story on the word of these Socialist snakes without a shred of evidence. What the Democrat allies in the press didn’t tell the world was that Andrew Breitbart of BigGovernment.com offered $100,000 to anyone with video evidence to back up the claims of the congressmen. None materialized. In a literal sea of protesters packing video cameras, and the congressmen recording the entire event on their own phones and cameras, not even a few seconds of a lone protester were produced to exchange for $100K.

This leads me to believe the entire act was scripted and staged by these ruling Democrats for no other reason than to delegitamize the movement that drew such a large and vociferous crowd to oppose the crowned jewel of the Obama platform. Nancy Pelosi and her Democrat underlings rarely, if ever, enter the Capitol via the front steps. They pranced through the disgruntled crowd hoping to incite them to violence. And when that didn’t work, they just lied about it.

The entire debacle was nothing more than a Democrat attempt to undermine the 1st Amendment rights of the opponents of the health care takeover. Pelosi and her pals hoped to instill the fear of being labeled a racist and/or homophobe in the hearts of concerned conservative American citizens for no other reason than to intimidate them into not participating in the rallies.

Now for perhaps the most egregious hypocritical hype from the loons on the left recently.

The Obama administration and other liberal Democrats have been trying to paint conservatives who oppose the President’s march to a Socialist America as violent and dangerous. They’ve tried hard to link them to militia groups planning to overthrow the US government. But the only violence at TEA Parties thus far has been perpetrated by liberal counter protesters.

In St. Louis, SEIU thugs beat down a black TEA Party protester. Last month, more SEIU thugs tried to misdirect conservatives headed for the kickoff of the Tea Party Express III tour in Harry Reid’s hometown of Searchlight, NV. When Breitbart stopped, thinking he had arrived at the TPX rally, he found himself amid a throng of SEIU goons who threatened him with violence when he attempted to question them.

Most recently, when the Southern Republican Leadership Conference gathered in New Orleans, the most violent of these liberal attacks occurred. Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s top fundraiser, Allee Bautsch and her boyfriend were savagely attacked when they left an event at Brennan’s Restaurant in New Orleans. Bautsch’s leg was broken in four places and her boyfriend suffered a concussion.

Liberal protesters who apparently didn’t believe conservatives have a right to hold conferences in New Orleans had gathered outside the restaurant as the fundraiser went on. It’s been reported that conservatives (and even some patrons of the restaurant who weren’t with the party) suffered verbal attacks much worse than those the Democrats accused conservatives of as they left the restaurant. And now it’s come to light that what set the attackers off were “Palin pins” worn by Bautsch and her boyfriend.

A young woman and her boyfriend viciously attacked for their support of a conservative icon while Democrats consistently claim conservatives are prone to violence? You’d think everyone in the US would have heard of it by now. But no, the Democrat allies in the mainstream media won’t tell this story.

Contrary to what you see in the MSM, big business is pumping piles of cash into the pockets of liberal Democrats to buy influence and favors. Those seeking to restrict constitutional freedomes wear the brand of the jackass. And the blood on the streets is spilled by the hands of left wing liberals.


Tags: MSM, Mainstream Media, Democrats, Liberals, Violence, Bautsch, Jindal, SRLC, 1st Amendment, Liberal Hypocrisy, Liberal Lies, Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, Conservatism, TEA Party

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April 22, 2010 Posted by | Democrats, Liberal Media | 3 Comments

What to do when your neighbor hates guns…

A friend from high school just pointed out this great sign posted in someone’s yard. It appears the man’s neighbor is a proponent of total gun control. This is absolutely fabulous.

According to the caption on Facebook, the neighbor didn’t like his self-inflicted vulnerability made public and called police. The police told him his only recourse was to get a court order to remove the sign. Evidently the liberal left-door neighbor was unable to have the sign removed through the courts and city council. Our right-minded ally then made several outreach efforts in the hope of treating his neighbor’s political condition, to no avail.

March 23, 2010 Posted by | Democrats | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Against our will, and over a cliff

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March 21, 2010 Posted by | Democrats | , , , , , | Leave a comment

SENATE WARNS EMPLOYEES TO AVOID THE DRUDGE REPORT

from the Drudge Report

SENATE WARNS EMPLOYEES TO AVOID THE DRUDGE REPORT
Tue Mar 09 2010 08:53:37 ET

Just as the healthcare drama in the capitol reaches a grand finale, congressional officials are warning employees to avoid the DRUDGE REPORT!

The Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works issued an urgent email late Monday claiming the DRUDGE REPORT is ‘responsible for the many viruses popping up throughout the Senate.’

The committee ordered hill staff: ‘Try to avoid’ the DRUDGE REPORT ‘for now’.

On Monday DRUDGE served over 29 million pages with NOT ONE email complaint received about ‘pop ups’, or the site serving ‘viruses’.

The site was seen 149,967 times since March 1st from users at senate.gov and 244,347 times at house.gov. [10,825 visits from the White House, eop.gov]*

The Systems Administrator may want to continue taking her antibiotic until the prescription runs out.

…Developing

*Emphasis added

March 9, 2010 Posted by | Democrats | , , , , | Leave a comment

Look at All the Liberal People

This just may be the best song I’ve heard in a long time! Please rate and comment on this video!

January 9, 2010 Posted by | Democrats | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment