Archive for May, 2011

Painful as it may be, I do watch MSNBC from time to time, just to get a closer look at what the liberal media is spewing, er, I mean, reporting.  Over the past few months, I have noticed that MSNBC appears to be obsessed with Fox News, and more specifically, Lawrence O’Donnell is obsessed with Bill O’Reilly.  Not only does he frequently criticize O’Reilly, he has a habit of twisting O’Reilly’s words to suit his argument.

Recently, O’Reilly conducted an interview with Jon Stewart, debating the issue of the rapper/poet, Common, appearing at a poetry reading at the White House.  After the interview aired, O’Reilly conducted a poll for O’Reilly viewers, asking who won the debate.  O’Reilly noted, on a later show, that many left-wing Jon Stewart fans flooded his site and voted for Stewart, skewing the poll.  But here is how O’Donnell described it.

So, let me get this straight.  Every O’Reilly poll is rigged, except for the one in which he lost by a landslide.  Does that make any sense whatsoever?

Now, O’Donnell has taken his apparent obsession with O’Reilly to a new level, interpreting O’Reilly’s comments against socialism into O’Reilly actually being a socialist.  This is the biggest stretch I’ve heard to date.  I must warn you, it’s painful to watch O’Donnell ramble about this subject, but if you have the strength to endure 7 minutes of mindless drivel, check this out….

Are you still hanging in there with me?  Excruciating, wasn’t it?  How do you take O’Reilly’s agreement of Maher’s description, and interpret that as O’Reilly being a socialist?  O’Reilly’s point is that socialism gives more and more power to the government, which inevitably results in a corrupt government and erosion of personal freedoms.  O’Reilly couldn’t be any less a socialist if he tried.  He is 100% capitalist, and that’s clear to anyone who knows the slightest bit about him.

Is this what journalism has come to in this day and age?  Granted, O’Donnell is a commentator, and not an actual journalist, but this is indicative of an even larger problem with the so-called main stream media as well….complete and total bias toward the left-wing progressive agenda.

With the presidential primaries upon us, the hateful rhetoric is only going to ramp up, the likes of which we have never seen.  Earlier this week, MSNBC commentator, Ed Schultz, referred to conservative talk show host, Laura Ingraham, as a “right-wing slut”, a comment that ultimately resulted in an indefinite suspension for Schultz.  DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, claims the GOP record is a “war on women”, and Rep. Louise Slaughter claimed the Republicans have come to Washington to “kill women”, because of  Rep. Pence’s bill to defund Planned Parenthood.  In addition, a liberal group has now released an ad which shows a Paul Ryan look-alike pushing a senior citizen off a cliff, accusing the GOP of killing Medicare.  This is just the beginning.  If Sarah Palin throws her hat in the ring for the 2012 presidential election, the main stream media will take their attacks against her to new heights.  Why?  Because she’s a threat.  Obama. Is. Beatable.

As an aside, while searching for the videos for this post, I came across several more of O’Donnell ripping his guests, including senators and members of congress, apart during interviews, and twisting words during his “rewrites”, and I couldn’t stop watching them.  I wanted to post them all.  And now….I think I’m obsessed with Lawrence O’Donnell. 


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Wow.  Now that is embarrassing.  When President Obama raised his glass and no one responded, I was cringing in my seat, and I was just watching the video!  How uncomfortable for the people in attendance. 

I know anyone can make a mistake, but this seems to happen a lot when President Obama travels the globe.  Does he not have anyone on his staff to brief him on protocol? 

And is it just me, or does Michelle look like she is in total misery at this event? 

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Today was a good day.  This afternoon, President Obama received a verbal beat-down (in the most diplomatic way possible) from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, declaring that Israel would not revert to its 1967 borders to help make way for a  Palestinian state. 

In a speech at the State Department yesterday, President Obama called for Israel to return to their 1967 borders, allowing both Israel and Palestine to have secure, recognized borders.  This is the first president in U.S. history to ever fully endorse a Palestinian state.  Prior to Obama making this speech, Netanyahu was told that there would be “no surprises” in his comments.  However, according to the New York Times, Prime Minister Netanyahu found out about the call for 1967 borders just prior to the speech being made, at which time he called Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, demanding that the comments be removed from the speech, a request that was obviously refused. 

Today, Prime Minister Netanyahu arrived at the White House to discuss peace negotiations with President Obama.  After a 90-minute meeting, they made joint remarks in the Oval Office.

As an aside, why is it that when the leader of China, a communist regime, notoriously known for their disturbing human rights violations, comes to the White House for a visit, President Obama gives him a state dinner.  But, when the prime minister of Israel, our strongest ally, comes to the White House, he gets no state dinner or red carpet treatment.  It was reported that last year, during Netanyahu’s visit to the White House, that he was “left to his own devices” and ate privately.  How embarrassing for our leadership.  What kind of message does that send to both our allies and our enemies, not to mention the American people?  I personally find it sickening.  But I digress…

Netanyahu thanked President Obama for his concerns and efforts for peace, but then declared that Israel would not return to those borders of 1967, stating that the previous borders are “indefensible”.   

He also compared Hamas, one faction within the Palestinian
leadership, who has repeatedly called for the destruction of Israel, with al Qaeda. “Hamas has just attacked you, Mr. President,
and the United States for ridding the world of bin Laden.  So Israel obviously cannot be asked to negotiate
with a government that is backed by the Palestinian version of al Qaeda.”

Now, this is a strong leader, and someone who is truly looking out for the welfare of his people.  If we, as a nation, turn our back on Israel, we will do so to our own detriment.

To view the entire transcript, click here.

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This is getting out of hand.  Every time a Republican opens their mouth on national tv or radio, he/she is accused of racism.  The word has been so diluted over the past two years, that no one even takes these accusations seriously anymore.  Libs slap this label on virtually everyone who disagrees with Obama, usually for reasons that are completely unjustified.

The most recent example of this was from Sunday’s Meet the Press, where David Gregory accused Newt Gingrich of racism for calling President Obama the “food stamp president”.

The fact is that more Americans are on food stamps than in any other time in history.  Currently 47 million, 1 in 7, Americans receive this entitlement.  Gingrinch was making the point that Obama’s policies are the cause of high unemployment, and consequently, an unprecedented number of Americans on food stamps.  This is a completely fair and accurate statement.

Another point to be made is how libs are so quick to turn every comment into a racist one, when it comes from Republicans.  Is this, in fact, evidence that they are actually the racists?  Think about this.  When Gingrich used the word “food stamps”, and the media’s first thought is black people, who is really the racist here?  Isn’t that stereotyping at its finest? 

Remember, just weeks ago, Trump was accused of racism, for commenting that Obama needs to get off of the basketball court and do something about rising gas prices.  During the Super Bowl, Bill O’Reilly interviewed the president, and was also accused of racism for asking Obama if he follows football.  I hope no one asks Obama about a backyard bbq….it might get ugly.

The sad fact is that Obama promised a post-partisan and post-racial presidency, but instead, our country is more divided than ever.  Obama himself made racial references during his campaign, talking about how people were skeptical of him because he “looked different than the other guys on the dollar bills” or because he “had a funny name”.  This set the tone, and the mainstream media was more than happy to jump on the bandwagon.  Instead of honestly debating the issues, they just throw the racist label at everyone who disagrees and hope it sticks.

Some have said that this will be the most divisive and racist campaign in history, and they’re probably right.  But it won’t be on the Republican side.  These tactics are clearly the only way liberals think they can win, because they do not have one good policy to run on.

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America has been waiting with bated breath (or not) to find out if Donald Trump will be running for POTUS.  Well, the wait is over.  He has finally announced that he will not be running in 2012.

In a statement this morning, Trump said the following:

“After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the Presidency. This decision does not come easily or without regret; especially when my potential candidacy continues to be validated by ranking at the top of the Republican contenders in polls across the country. I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election. I have spent the past several months unofficially campaigning and recognize that running for public office cannot be done half heartedly. Ultimately, however, business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector.”

However he did promise to still voice his opinions loudly, so that’s good.  I mean, what would we do without Trump running off at the mouth every five minutes?

I dare say Trump “jumped the shark” during a speech in Las Vegas last month, where he dropped the f-bomb several times.  What presidential candidate does that?  He was already under extremely harsh criticism for the birth certificate issue, and for making comments that many interpreted as racist….not that this is anything new.  I’m accused of being racist at least once a week, by one angry lib or another…but I digress.

I admit it….I was excited when I first heard that Trump was thinking about a presidential run.  While he’s nowhere near conservative enough for me, I was sure that the presidential debates would be most entertaining.  However, Trump went completely off the rails in the last month, and showed that he would be too much of a loose cannon to ever run the WH.

Over the weekend, Mike Huckabee also announced that he would not be running in 2012.  This leaves Michele Bachmann, who is due to announce her decision in June, along with exploratory candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Tim Pawlenty and Herman Cain.  Sarah Palin has given no indication of her plans at this time.

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As most Americans today, I am thrilled that we have finally taken Bin Laden out of the picture. I am so proud of our troops, and the great work they do every day. The last thing I want to do is take any focus away from that fact.

However, I must comment on Obama’s statement. First of all, he was more than happy to take credit for this development, despite being against the war on terror from Day One.  He also previously spoke out against our interrogation methods, the same methods that gave us the intelligence needed to find Bin Laden.  The entire statement last night was all about Obama.  And of course, he had to throw in the “this is not about Islam” statement….although it is very much about Islam.  But I digress…

My 2nd observation is one that some people may not have even noticed, but I think it speaks volumes about the difference between President Obama and President Bush, when it comes to our troops. In his statement, Obama said the following:

These efforts weigh on me every time I, as commander in chief, have to sign a letter to a family that has lost a loved one, or look into the eyes of a service member who’s been gravely wounded.

This is what separates the two. Obama signs letters to the families of our fallen soldiers. President Bush actually wrote these letters himself….over 4,000 of them during his presidency. They were personal thoughts and genuine emotions from President Bush, not merely some form letter that he signed.  He also met privately with hundreds of families of troops killed in action, and with wounded vets.   This says everything.  President Bush had such respect for our troops, and even after leaving office, he still supports them, helping with causes such as Wounded Warriors and Folds of Honor.  President Obama does not have the same respect for our troops, and it shows.

That being said, much thanks to our awesome military!  We love and support you!

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Bin Laden Dead

The day has finally arrived. This evening, it is being reported that Osama Bin Laden is dead, killed approximately one week ago, by a U.S. bomb. It is also being reported that his body is in U.S. custody. This is such great news!

We’re still waiting for remarks from President Obama, which was supposed to occur over 45 minutes ago. The teleprompter must be malfunctioning.

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