There’s a new blog that should be quite interesting for conservatives.
Theblaze.com has been called a mixture of Biggovernment.com and the Huffington Post. Take a look at it.
Today’s headlines: “Time to Reeducate you on Obamacare,” “Shocking Racism at Al Sharpton’s MLK Anniversary,” “New York Residents don’t support Ground Zero Mosque,” and “Education Secretary Pressed Employees to Attend Sharpton Rally.”
Quick, how much do you really know about him? Maybe Moveon.org springs to mind. Or the Center for American Progress. Lots of us have heard of the Tides Foundation and maybe some of the Democracy Alliance. A few may recognize the Open Society Institute. He has been a major founder or contributor to all of these and probably more.
But he remains a shadowy figure to most Americans and the press certainly hasn’t done anything to fill us in on him.
Joan Schmitt, who is forming a downtown conservatives’ club, has sent us her report of the 8/28 Restoring Honor Rally with Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin.
“It was a great rally. Everyone needs to witness something like this once in their life. There was a sea of people. I was about a hundred yards from the stage at the fence to the left of the reflecting pool. From all directions I saw nothing but people.
“The most important thing I got out of the entire event was this: There were tens of thousands of people there with me who all felt as I do about the state of our country. I – we – are not alone. Everyone was very respectful of each other. Absolutely no shouting or raucous behavior of any kind at any time. There was a strong police presence, but all they were doing was walking around. The event was exactly on time from start to finish. And – absolutely no one left early. I was watching for this. You know how people start leaving a ball game early when they know the end is near? I saw no lines of people leaving and, when it was over, there were many who just stayed right where they were.
“Glenn Beck said there were somewhere between 350-600,000 people. It was a very Caucasian crowd and very middle class. Lots of American flags, t-shirts with “Restoring Honor” etc. Lots of kids of all ages. Just a very American crowd.
“Speakers were really good. No one spoke for too long. Patriotic music but not too sappy. Beck spoke about three times during the entire event. Sarah Palin spoke after his initial introduction. Dr. Martin Luther King’s niece, Alveda King, spoke also and was great. The event was well timed. Three hours was plenty, but not too much.
“These are the things that stood out to me as I am sending this. I am really glad I went.”
For other takes on the Restoring Honor Rally in D.C., take a look at these:
At www.AmericanThinker.com, Andrew Thomas asks “Was the Restoring Honor Rally the Biggest Ever in D.C.?” with more pictures of the size of it. In “The Education of Glenn Beck” there Matthew May shares some thoughts.
For behind the scene looks, www.971talk.com/morningshow/index.aspx has lots of shots.
If you like listening to Memphis Tea Party Chairman Mark Skoda on KWAM (990), you will be happy to know that soon there will be more of him.
His show, which has aired Monday and Thursday mornings, will become a daily show as of September 13. But instead of airing from 8 to 9 a.m., the show moves to 6 – 7 p.m. weekdays. He will follow the Ben Ferguson show on the same radio network.
Midtown Republican is fortunate to have our own “reporter” at the 8/28 Restoring Honor Rally featuring Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin.
Dr. Joan Schmitt, who visited our club meeting in August and who is working on a Downtown Conservative Club, has graciously accepted the offer to relay what she sees and hears at the event tomorrow in D.C. She decided, with some of her friends, to make the long trip there to participate in an event for America.
Good thing, too, since today’s paper implies that the rally was scheduled as a slap in the face to Dr. Martin Luther King. Tomorrow marks the anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream Speech.” Though Glenn Beck denies the event has anything to do with race, lefty journalists want to cast it in a racist light.
With a Memphian there to report, we can get a first hand account of how many people are there, what the feel of the crowd is and what message is conveyed.
Tomorrow look for her observations here. She’ll phone in her impressions and they will be written up.
David Limbaugh is angry. He’s angry that we have a president who has a “god complex that portends ill for this nation.” He’s angry that we have the most divisive president in American history. He’s angry that Barack Obama “lied, cheated and stole to impose Obamacare.”
He’s angry that his five children face an “unsustainable debt and will be a second tier nation for a generation;” at Obama’s “dogged, blind faith in the redistribution of wealth.”
Limbaugh contends Obama “acts outside the rule of law” and likes to bully corporations and threaten uncooperating senators (Kyl) and states. He decries the “creep to socialism that is now in hyper speed,” as described to guest host Doug Urbanski, on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show today.
And he makes a further case for his anger in his latest book: “Crimes Against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama.”
His detailed list of “accomplishments” that have taken place in the last 19 months documents all the instances where liberty has been taken away from Americans. It will be a good reminder – and motivator – for all of us concerned with the 2012 election.
From Midtown Republican Club memberCile Brooks (see attached PDF):
Ten countywide candidates in the August 5th election have formally filed an election contest in Shelby County Chancery Court requesting injunctive relief. The ten plaintiffs in the suit include certain non-partisan judicial candidates as well as certain Democratic nominees, all of whom competed in the County General Election earlier this month. Based on an inspection and investigation of the Shelby County Election Commission (SCEC) and of August 5th election records, the suit claims that the election process was incurably flawed to the extent that the citizens of Shelby County were denied a free and equal election as required by Article I of the Tennessee Constitution.