Tea Party Targeted by “All the Bolsheviks’ Children” (ABC) By Selwyn Duke

It wasn’t just that ABC’s Brian Ross was wrong in suggesting that the “Jim Holmes” he found on a Tea Party website was the same man who committed the heinous crime in Aurora, Colorado. It’s that his comment was indicative of stupidity and corruption.

If Ross had thought for a moment and possessed a grasp of reality, he would’ve realized that “Jim Holmes” is a common name belonging to many hundreds of men throughout the nation. If he had some integrity and a desire to be even-handed, he would have vetted the information more before airing it—just as he would have if at issue had been an alleged left-wing association.

Just imagine if someone appeared on TV shortly after the Aurora tragedy and stated, not just to provide biographical info but with an ominous implication, “We now know that Holmes attended UC Riverside….” Now, I’ll be the first to say that modern academia does teach insanity; nonetheless, since this school isn’t known to orchestrate terrorist acts, it wouldn’t leap to mind to implicate it in Holmes’s atrocity. The fact is that any given person will have had a number of associations in his life, and few, if any, will bear relevance to a crime he may commit.

So there can be only two reasons why ABC would mention a possible Holmes/Tea Party (TP) association: either its people want to demonize conservatives every chance they get, or they think traditionalist thought constitutes a pathology. It turns out that Effluent Stream Media leftists are deeply involved in doing the former and generally believe the latter.

Now, you see, my last line contains what is called a correct profile. Because it happens to be true. On the other hand, if leftists were intellectually honest, they’d accept that the TP has been remarkably civilized. Unlike Only Whining Socialists (OWS), its events aren’t marked by sexual abuse, the occasional rape, violence, vandalism and slovenly, anti-social behavior. Rather, TP attendees protest peacefully, abide by the law, listen to speeches and then go home, leaving the site behind them clean and tidy. It’s the difference between sane citizens and those who mistake police cars for toilet bowls.

In fact, ABC hewed so closely to the leftist profile it’s uncanny. Liberals have been trying for ages to get the goods on the TP, but the most their sleuthing has uncovered is an allegation that a black politician was targeted by one or two TP attendees with a racial epithet that, curiously, wasn’t caught on audio or video despite today’s ubiquity of electronic devices. And it must be frustrating. That darn reality just refuses to conform to leftist prejudices.

And sometimes prejudices persecute those who promote them. Ross might have learned this through his corrupted act, if liberals were receptive to reality and could learn anything contrary to their deified feelings. Note that “corrupted” isn’t quite the same as “corrupt,” even though many leftists are both. When we say a computer file is corrupted, all that’s being recognized is that it’s degraded and cannot function properly. And to whatever extent liberals are willfully corrupt, they are certainly corrupted. They cannot, and do not, function properly.

This is, by the way, why ex-newsman Dan Rather’s career was scuttled (far too late) through an act that was somewhat reminiscent of Ross’s. When Rather peddled documents purporting to show that George W. Bush shirked his military duties, he didn’t know they were forged. They did, however, align with his prejudices. “Why, that’s exactly how these conservatives are! This has to be true; it makes sense.” But only when you’re senseless. Just as with Ross, if a leftist person or entity stood to be impugned through the reportage, Rather would have moved mountains to discover if the documents were authentic; that is, if he would have considered doing the story at all. Instead, after a career running with the bulls of his own bovine excrement, he finally suffered a trampling of his own design.

So I’ll be blunt. As is often the case, when leftists accuse conservatives of failings, it is projection. Traditionalist thought is not a pathology.

Liberal unthought is a pathology.

And a severe one that destroys everything it touches.

As Peter Schweizer reported in his piece “Don’t listen to the liberals—Right-wingers really are nicer people, latest research shows,” studies have borne out what I’ve always known: Liberals are cheap, ungenerous, uncharitable, unloving, self-centered, envious, greedy and covetous. They’re less likely than conservatives to devote time to ailing or needy loved ones, and they even hug their children less. And this reflects one reason why they support big government: they assuage their consciences by outsourcing their charity. I’ll add to this that they’re lustful, prideful, wrathful, often slothful and, if Michael Moore is any indication, gluttonous as well. In a word, they are the Seven Deadly Sins incarnate.

As for ABC, since news obviously isn’t its bag, I have a programming suggestion. It could replace a certain long-running but recently cancelled soap opera it’s famous for with something that can be called “All the Bolsheviks’ Children.” This could break new ground and help rebuild ABC’s reputation for honesty, as it would be the most self-revelatory reality show in history.

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Bernanke To Dems: Put Your Fiscal House In Order

Leadership: After Fed chief Ben Bernanke patiently explained how lousy the economy is, Senate Democrats said he needs to do even more in the way of stimulus. That’s like arsonists faulting a fireman for how he fights a fire.

nggsFollowing the 2008 crisis, the Fed slashed interest rates to zero and boosted its balance sheet a jaw-dropping $3 trillion to give the economy a boost. Say what you will, the last three years have without question marked the most stimulative policy followed by the U.S. Fed ever. And whether you believe it has worked or not, the Fed did something.

That’s in stark contrast to Democrats in Congress. They blame Republicans for Democrats’ own fiscal mistakes, while for three years failing even to produce a budget and now threatening to crash the economy with half a trillion dollars in ruinous tax hikes.

The Obama administration is no better, issuing budget plans that don’t even get Democratic support while, just this week, launching an attack on small businesses and vowing to hit entrepreneurs with higher taxes.

Is that why Bernanke used his semiannual Fed testimony Tuesday to chastise Congress and, by implication, President Obama for doing nothing about the nation’s fiscal ills? Sure sounds that way.

“The most effective way that the Congress could help to support the economy right now,” he said, “would be to work to address the nation’s fiscal challenges in a way that takes into account both the need for long-run sustainability and the fragility of the recovery.”

Fedspeak translation: Don’t sit there, do something.

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SideBear: Dems to the people….we are to busy trying to get reelected.

Democrats’ ideal voter: Illegal alien, convicted felon By: Ann Coulter

Before taking the oath of office, Barack Obama vowed to fundamentally transform the United States. He has certainly done so. For example, Obama has:

    – destroyed the job market;

    – sent billions of taxpayer dollars to Wall Street, companies overseas, his campaign contributors and public sector unions;

    – forced the passage of a wildly unpopular national health care law on a purely partisan vote;

    – come out for gay marriage;

    – refused to enforce laws on illegal immigration;

    – eliminated the work requirement for welfare.

How can a country that elected Ronald Reagan have Obama tied in the polls with Mitt Romney?

The answer is: It’s not the same country.

Similarly, when two successful, attractive multimillionaire women in California can’t beat a geriatric leftist like Jerry Brown or an old prune like Barbara Boxer, that’s not the same state that elected Ronald Reagan twice, either.

The same process that has already destroyed California is working its way through the entire country.

While conservatives have been formulating carefully constructed arguments, liberals have been playing a long-term game to change the demographics of America to get an electorate more to their liking.

They will do incalculable damage to the nation and to individual citizens, but Democrats will have an unbeatable majority. Just like California, the United States is on its way to becoming a Third World, one-party state.

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Americans’ Ignorance About Socialism Is Unbelievable By Alicia Colon

Socialism has never worked but it is easy to sell to those who refuse to study history which is why progressives use academia as their base of operations. I’m willing to bet that “Animal Farm” and “1984” are no longer recommended reading in today’s high schools. Big Brother is only a TV reality show to many of the young today who regard socialism and big government as a good thing because that’s how the mainstream media presents it. If this country is to survive the disastrous results of socialist experiments in government, we need to educate our citizenry on what socialism actually is which is neither benign nor without hazard.

The Czech director of the film classic, “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,” Milos Forman, recently weighed in on Barack Obama denying that the president is a socialist in a New York Times opinion piece. He wrote:

    “Now, years later, I hear the word “socialist” being tossed around by the likes of Rick, Perry, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and others. President Obama, they warn, is a socialist. The critics cry, “Obamacare is socialism!”

They falsely equate Western European-style socialism, and its government provision of social insurance and health care, with Marxist-Leninist totalitarianism. It offends me, and cheapens the experience of millions who lived, and continue to live, under brutal forms of socialism.”

Mr. Forman goes on to rage about the historic evils of Marxist/Leninist socialism but the New York Times is a perfect vehicle to disguise President Obama’s disastrous socialist realm. This media behemoth has been an uncompromising toady of the president to the point of ignoring journalistic ethics.

While there may be a very slight distinction between the European-style socialism (with its apparent advocacy of social issues) and the totalitarian dictatorships Forman refers to; the ultimate goal of each remains the same – the complete control and subjugation of the populace.

Read more at the Irish Examiner

A reader has his say By Keith Wine

Enough is enough. I want to warn you that this is a rant, but a good one…

When I had my own company in the 90s, I borrowed money against my credit cards, from my family and others to build something good…a company that put people to work in meaningful jobs. I know that we changed lives, and we enjoyed prosperity. And we never thought for once that we should be thankful because the government built it. We counted our blessings, both big and small, because we prayed constantly to God, knew that it was the right thing to do, we had great people working together as a family, people were working, and had fun.

The government NEVER had sleepless nights worrying about making payroll, about a big deal being closed, or worried about how we were going to pay our bills. The government did not work 16 hour days, or weekends. Ask any one of our spouses about how they felt about the pressures and anxiety of starting a company. Ask any entrepreneur and his/her spouse and family about the risks that someone takes when they first open for business. Being an entrepreneur is a tough, but rewarding life, and I never had the government to fall back on if I failed. In fact, quite the reverse.

To make matters even worse, my belief is that, Mr President, your recent efforts to attract women voters in 2012 has hit a stone wall with your blundered statement made in Roanoke. For those on the fence, I am sure that they have now seen the real you. Just as many women have started or will be starting their own companies, and I guarantee you that they would say the same thing about the risks and rewards. This includes my own mother who started a company over 25 years ago. And this includes my wife who is considering a new business.

The Federal government did not help or will not help them. They have and will experience the same mental emotions, the same risks, the same heart-pumping, gut-wrenching daily exercise that any business owner experiences. This is true, no matter the sex, race or religion. And now, you want to squelch that freedom of being an entrepreneur by imposing higher taxes and reforms that are the exact opposite of what we need.

For you, Mr. President, to tell us with your finger pointing down at us, that we did not build or will build a company with a lot of our own hard work, sweat and equity is an INSULT to the accomplishments we enjoyed or will experience.

I guess that Mr. President, you were only thinking of green companies, or GM or Wall Street when you said the government built them. For the green companies, both domestic and international, that took billions from your failed policies and horrible insight, and have now failed, I will give you credit in saying that you built them. For the Wall Streeters taking tax dollars to pay billions in unfounded bonuses based on complete business failures, I will give you credit. For GM and all of the union bosses taking billions to subsidize their own agenda, I will give you credit. The government did build it. But not our government…this is your social circle of misfits and managers with no real world business skills.

Respectfully, Mr. President, you are sorely mistaken in belittling the GREATEST, most respected Office of the world, of the GREATEST nation of the world, to further your own radical cause of forming a socialistic government to reverse a foundational principle of capitalism…a fundamental value in which American citizens and immigrants utilized to build this country. Many, like I, will not accept the ideologues that you have surrounded yourself with and have continued to shove their impractical idealism down our throats. At some point, we have to call BS. The problem is that you don’t and won’t care until you get your way. Just like your extremist socialists friends, we do not need to try to reason with you. In your view, there is no compromise, except to only suck it up and accept your way.

If you thought that we were angry about Obamacare, you have not seen anything. You have rallied another giant…the entrepreneur, who does not, and cannot afford another four years of lack of leadership and interest in seeing America great. You have even attempted to squelch those that are considering starting their own company.

So, Mr. President, your games of trying to distract those with little knowledge of the real world or those that only live to feed off the system is dwindling. Moreso, the naive students who voted for you before have now graduated only to find no jobs and their parents laid off.

The novelty has worn off, and your Chicago-style leadership with self-serving friends, do not make a very good image. Your true colors, your real heritage of anti-capitalism and the deep-seated desire to overthrow this country to become your Roman empire is and will no longer be acceptable. You are not the Chosen One. You are not Caesar, and you are definitely not King. For you, your dream is that we get down on our knees and bless the Federal government and you for our many blessings. Sorry to ruin your vision, but there is a much higher calling than you. And you will go down in history as the biggest failure of a President in US History.

My mission is to do everything that I can to support Mitt Romney in becoming our next President and Governor Allen to become our next US Senator. And guess what? There are more like me…