What do you do when terrible economic news comes in and you are president of the United States? Why, party, of course! Fund raising party to get $5 million, of course! And party with whom? Radicals from the 1960s involved in the SDS and Vietnam War protests and friends of Bill Ayers. Obama high tailed it to Chicago yesterday for one of several campaign money stops, according to Matt Lewis at the Daily Caller.
President Obama had this Thanksgiving message to the American people:
Notice something missing? God is not mentioned once. Not even at the end when presidents often close with “May God Bless America.” The speech is as secular as an essay by Vladimir Lenin. The purpose of Thanksgiving was to give thanks, all right, but to God.
Instead, Obama offers thanks to the military (an easy play, but they won’t buy it from him) and to those serving in soup kitchens and shelters (previously the domain of churches). He again says we must be our brother’s keeper; however, with him it’s more like our brother’s watcher.
He explains that Americans have always drawn strength from each other. Maybe. It strikes me that we are a contentious lot. Americans were divided in the revolution and certainly in the Civil War. We were in the Vietnam era and we are now. What we always do draw strength from, though, is God. He is the ultimate source of strength for religious people and we are a religious nation, even if Obama chooses to ignore that.
“Pilgrims, pioneers and patriots …helped make this country what it is,” Obama says. I think all three of those groups would themselves, again, say under God’s direction and help. Notice he left out businessmen, inventors and entrepreneurs?
Obama continues by saying one of the most American things is “the chance to determine our own destiny.” Then why do we have in God We Trust on our money and one nation under God in our pledge? Sorry, Mr. Obama, but our sense of destiny has always included God’s guidance, not our efforts alone. It was a cheap shot to complain about gridlock in Washington; stop slapping your opponents when you pretend you want unity.
We “support each other and look out for each other,” he concludes. Coming from someone else that might be tolerable, but from the socialist-in-chief it just seems creepy.
Finally, Obama just says “Thanks.” Without God, it just rings hollow.
That’s the question people have been asking about the release of Obama’s birth certificate.
Yes, Trump had a hand in it. So did Drudge, who showed yesterday that only 38% of Americans polled believe Obama was born in the U.S.
But, I think they are ignoring another factor. Jerome Corsi, who’s book about John Kerry’s alleged service in Vietnam torpedoed his campaign, has another book coming out. It’s called “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” It had already hit No. 1 on Amazon’s book list before its release.
The administration wanted to get out ahead of this book. Will it succeed? Somehow, I doubt it. Many looking at the “birth certificate” now notice the layers it seems to have. Expect this story to continue.
Although the publishers have released President Barack Obama’s “Of Thee I Sing – a Letter to My Daughters,” a copy of the real book has fallen into the hands of Midtown Republican. The acknowledged book talks about the standard American heroes such as George Washington, Jackie Robinson and Georgia O’Keefe, but Sash and Malia already knew all that. They can’t get away from it, living in the White House as they do.
The real book Obama wanted to publish has his thoughts on other real American heroes. Let’s see what he wrote.
He starts with Benedict Arnold.
OK, so he switched sides. Isn’t that the same kind of thing as switching political parties? Kind of a bipartisanship?
So a bunch of backwater Yankees got fed up with taxation. Arnold understood that they should have embraced the big government move the British were making. Hey, eventually we would have had universal health care earlier than we do without all that bothersome blood shedding.
Arnold captured West Point so he could surrender it. Your welcome, America! At least in the end he got to retire to England and lived out his days happily with the Union Jack.
Next we’ve got J. Edgar Hoover.
Isn’t it about time a great American transvestite got his due? Kind of a trailblazer there, aside from his remarkable record keeping and that in the days before computers. The first director of the FBI used his power to harass political dissenters and activists in ways that Chicago politicians only dream about. Maybe some of this was illegal, but, hey itwas all for the common good. I like him because he took a post and kept it. No limits of two terms for J. Edgar. He served from 1935-1972; I’d like to do the same.
The next hero is a two-fer. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
American Communists, they saw the world in a different way and isn’t that good! They passed on nuclear information to the Soviets to help them get an atomic bomb. That was way ahead of my similar effort in pushing for nuclear proliferation reduction (mostly just on our part). I would say that sharing knowledge is a good thing, don’t you think? The clever Rosenbergs also managed to cause discord. Grassrooots protest about their executions gave social justice a bump. What a legacy!
Now William Ayers.
You don’t always get the chance to lionize someone you know personally, but William Ayers certainly gets my attention. An elementary education theorist (that’s where the propaganda really begins), Bill even babysat you girls, with his better half, Bernadine Dohrn. He opposed the Vietnam War when it wasn’t popular. You see violence is OK only when it’s used against the American people, never by American soldiers abroad trying to defend freedom there. The Weather Underground and its public bombings here was just trying to express that anti war thought. Besides, Bill helped me write my “autobiography” so I owe him one.
Then Margaret Sanger.
Girls, remember during the campaign when I said I wouldn’t want you punished with a baby? You can thank my next person for that one. Margaret Sanger made birth control and abortion acceptable in polite society. Think of the industries she spawned: Planned Parenthood, abortion clinics, pharmaceuticals and other birth control item manufacturers! She also gave us Democrats a way to divert money to our friends through federal funds to abortionists, both here and around the world. In the process she made a lot of Bible thumping, Mass practicing Christians all hot under their religious collars. An avowed atheist and socialist (sigh! I can’t come out), Sanger believed in eugenics, too. If we’d followed her earlier we wouldn’t have the drag on Social Security and Medicare money we have from these bitter life clingers. Sanger didn’t like the handicapped, feebleminded, morons, insane or epilpetics, but who does?
Cloward and Piven …
Cloward and Piven aren’t as well known as some of these others, but that’s probably good – for us. But I’ll give them a shoutout anyhow. Without these two Columbia University professors we wouldn’t have a game plan. Or Fannie and Freddie the Community Reinvestment Act, TARP and a disintegrating economy. Brave souls, Richard Cloward and Frances Piven started overwhelming the system 40 years ago using a manufactured crisis and what do you know? Today I’m President. Thanks, guys!
I’m throwing Jane Fonda in for your mother. Like Mom, she wants to decide what Americans eat and get you to feel the burn and get out and exercise. Fonda made a hot movie, “Barbarella,” and that gets her points with me. Then she went to North Vietnam to protest the war in the ’60s. Seated on an anti aircraft battery making signs with her hands in a kind of primitive fist pump, Fonda wanted to stop the war and accused the U.S. of torture. She made a lot of people mad, including John McCain, held prisoner during her shenanigans. Nuff said!
The era of the Vietnam War gave us a lot of heroes, as you might have noticed. What a time to be alive! I was, of course, if I could ever find that birth certificate for the year. But I didn’t live it. We’re trying to recreate it now. So a tip of the hat to another hero, Walter Cronkite. If you want to make someone acceptable as he spews outrageous, left wing things, just give him a nice sounding name, like “Uncle Walter” Cronkite and dub him “the most trusted man in America” and watch the propaganda go down smoother than my “Yes We Can.” Delivering the news on TV, he looked like your grandfather but undercut the nation with a young man’s vengeance. The good evidently don’t die young because Uncle Walter held on to age ’92.
I saved the best for last. Saul Alinsky. Community organizer, he was the oak from which all the Acorns fell. Right in our own Chicago. He wrote “Rules for Radicals” which is our 10 Commandments, Bible, Koran. It told how ordinary citizens could subvert the system with a blueprint for revolution but called social justice. He dedicated it to Lucifer. Now that takes guts in 20th century America. The genius was that even seeing that dedication, Americans still wouldn’t believe it. Just like they don’t want to believe I’m doing what I’m really doing either.
Study these outstanding citizens, girls. Now that’s my America!
That’s the message for all of us who care about the country from Dick Morris and Eileen McGann in their new book, “2010 Take Back America.”
“Those in the grandstands must leave their seats and come down on the playing field to help their side score,” they write.
“The Internet has made each of us the center of our own political campaign. We ARE the campaign. The days when the candidate and a small group of professionals ran things – and the rest of us chipped in money, showed up at rallies, and voted – are over. Now each of us must conduct our own campaign within our own circle of acquaintances, until the circle spreads to include thousands of voters.
“Too many of us still labor under the illusion that politics is a top-down game, driven by the manager and candidate whose initiatives filter down to the lowly campaign workers – the foot soldiers on the ground. We wait for our phones to ring or emails to arrive telling us what to do to help win the election.”
Why this is so is because “political advertising, like all advertising, is losing its effectiveness – for two key reasons.”
Number one is because the internet is replacing television. You can’t reach a great number of people at one time anymore, they argue, since you can access hundreds of channels, tape them, watch when you want and zip out the ads.
But, more importantly, they say is the second reason. “The conventional top-down media driven political campaign isn’t working anymore because we don’t believe what we hear from strangers.” Doubt it? Just think of Rathergate. Bloggers and other Americans suspected the letters about Bush getting a pass on serving in Vietnam were false documents and revealed them for the frauds they were.
It follows, then, that “the more we disbelieve those we don’t know, the more we DO believe and rely upon those we do know,” they claim.
And that’s where we come in.
“If you want to make a difference in 2010, now’s the time to start reaching out to all those people to spread the word. They are your constituents – your electronic precinct.” No longer are wards and precincts geographical areas to be canvassed, the electronic precinct consists of people you know: colleagues, neighbors, friends, family, acquaintances.
“Make a list of your ‘constituents’ and go talk to each of them by email, by Twitter, by YouTube, by Facebook, even by phone,” they suggest. “Remember to think of yourself as a publisher,” they say and send them articles, information on a good candidate, notice of meetings, shows to watch, etc.
“But canvassing your own electronic precinct is only part of your assignment. You must also get your friends to join you as precinct captains, bringing their own list of friends, family, colleagues and associates.
“One pebble cast into the water will generate its share of ripples. But only when many are thrown at once can we build a wave.”
Let’s hope we build a tidal wave.
Four states have primaries today and several of them have been interesting to say the least.
In Georgia, the big race is the governorship. Sarah Palin has endorsed former secretary of state Karen Handel, as has Mitt Romney. Her opponent, Nathan Deal, got the backing of Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee. The polls have them neck and neck.
Colorado has the contests for Senate and Governor. The Democrat candidates are current senator Michael Bennet and Andrew Romanoff. Romanoff got the push from Bill Clinton, ticking off Obama who got Bennet in the Senate after tapping then Senator Ken Salazar to become Interior Secretary. The Republicans are Jane Norton and Ken Buck. Sarah Palin has been mum on Jane Norton. Jim DeMint and the Tea Party backed Buck, but he shot himself in the foot with this quote: “Please tell those dumbasses at the Tea Party to stop asking questions about birth certificates while I’m on camera.” Ouch.
For the governorship, Republicans were poised for gains until a few unfortunate events. Former congressman Scott McInnis has been attacked for plagiarism; his opponent Dan Maes got the Tea Party endorsement; and then Tom Tancredo threw his hat into the ring as the Constitution Party candidate. Rasmussen has Tancredo splitting the vote and handing it to Democrat Denver mayor John Hickenlooper. Maybe tonight’s primary will settle some of this uncertainty.
In Connecticut, the battle for Senator Chris Dodd’s seat is between the Republicans. Former representative Rob Simmons goes up against Linda McMahon who has not held public office. She has lots of money from her World Wrestling Entertainment company. The Democrat is state attorney general Richard Blumenthal who came under fire for claiming to have served in Vietnam when he never was there. Hopes for a Republican victory had been high because of that scandal and in light of Scott Brown’s victory against state attorney general Martha Coakley, but polls are not currently in our favor.
Minnesota’s primary concerns the governorship. The Republican candidate is Tom Emmer and he could cruise to an easy primary victory. The Democrat Farm Labor candidates are former Senator Mark Dayton, Matt Entenza and Margaratet Anderson Kelliher.