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Obama Damaged Goods: Runs even with Ron Paul

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Rasmussen: Ron Paul Polls Even With Obama for 2012

The latest Rasmussen poll hows Ron Paul and Obama neck and neck in 2012. While this may be be incredible news for Paulistas, it is even better news for the GOP and the Tea Party movement. Here’s why: If Paul can run neck and neck with Obama, a good candidate would clean Obama’s clock. You can fill in the blank if you want: Palin (hasn’t polled well in some instances), Romney, Huckabee, and even Giuliani. My personal favorite would be a ticket with Giuliani and Palin. Can you imagine the debates? Giuliani would not be a doddering fool parrying with Obama and we would have Palin/Biden II Rumble in the Sewer aka DC.

Still, this is good news that even the New York Times cannot run away from. The tide is shifting faster than it did for the dems. The reason is simple: They showed their true face and scared the shit out of most americans. Of course sheople on the left will make the argument that right wing talk radio and right wing blogs have fomented discourse and that if the people were left alone, to only get the Obama Regime’s narrative, we’d all be happier and better off. After all, we’ve been marginalized as gun and bible toting bitter clingers that are living in the past. Right? Why can’t we all just get along? Well, if believing Obama’s narrative is getting along, I will pass.

The bottom line is that in spite of Obamacare passing, and in spite of the fact that we have 8 months of democrat and socialist hegemony to live with, things will get better. I know I have been gloom and doom in the past, but I am pleasantly surprised by how the people have risen up. My only admonition is that the Tea Party and it’s analogs do not become co-opted by Washington insider elites that will use this as a form of populism to manipulate and use to their advantage like the socons in 2000. Vigilance is eternal.

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Written by James Lagnese

April 15, 2010 at 11:35 am

BLANKLEY: No more profiles in caution

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From The Washington Times:

Effort to slow-boil the freedom frogs has failed

The Republican Party must break with its long-established, cautious instincts and make a bold stand for first principles of freedom and constitutional limitations on government – from full repeal of Obamacare to rolling back multitrillion dollar deficits. This is not so much reproach of past Republican conduct as it is recognition of new opportunities.
The post-World War II conservative movement was born in the shadows of towering liberalism. As a result, when conservatism intermittently gained political power via the Republican Party, there were practical limits to how much liberalism they could plausibly try to dismantle. I know – I was there with the Goldwater campaign and with the Ronald Reagan and Newt Gingrich governing efforts.
For example, in 1982, Reagan’s Department of Education (where I was deputy assistant secretary for public affairs) tried to dismantle the Department of Education. But we could not find even one Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee to introduce our bill.
A dozen years later, when Speaker Gingrich (for whom I was press secretary) again proposed killing the Department of Education, the opposition (even among Republicans) was so powerful across the country that further effort became futile.
There has been a strong national presumption of legitimacy for most of the statist programs policies and rulings introduced by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Baines Johnson and the Supreme Court. To challenge them drew sneering ridicule, not just from the usual liberal suspects, but from most mainstream Republican voters.
Creeping statism simply had become normative. A politician who, for example, called for strict adherence of the 10th Amendment was marginalized and rejected as a crank by both American politics and American culture.
As a result, Reagan and Mr. Gingrich and the conservatives who supported them could, by and large, only slow down the growth of government. The only major reversal of statist policy we gained was the 1996 reform of welfare – and that only after two vetoes by President Clinton.
Thus, Republican congressmen, senators and governors – even staunch, principled conservatives – developed the instinct to propose only modestly less statist policies than Democrats did (as, for example, George W. Bush’s Medicare Part D subsidies for drugs.) And we did so for the very practical reason that to do more assured overwhelming opposition by the broad center of the country, which took for granted that the structures and programs of government that had existed since they were born were normal, not unconstitutionally statist.
But the financial panic and economic collapse of 2008, and Washington’s shocking, new proposals, laws, deficits and debt has changed the consciousness of a broad majority of the nation. The incurring of trillions of dollars of national debt in the last year has, almost simultaneously across the nation, induced a common revulsion: How dare Washington indebt and impoverish our grandchildren.
All the following acts have suddenly awakened Americans to their Constitution: (1) The nationalization of car companies and banks; (2) the subordination of the car companies’ legal bondholders to union bosses; (3) the creation of trillion-dollar slush funds (the stimulus package) used for, among other purposes, the corrupt purchase of congressional votes; (4) the mandating of individual health insurance purchase against the will of Americans; (5) the attempt to have Obamacare “deemed” to have been enacted, rather than actually publicly voted on by Congress.
Amazingly, spontaneously, Americans are educating themselves about the details of our Constitution. Last week, I participated in a town hall meeting organized by Sirius Radio network with a large live audience and call-ins from state legislators across the country to discuss the merits of invoking an Article V constitutional convention (much more on that in a later column.) Many members of the audience – regular people from all over the country – held up their pocket Constitutions, which they keep with them.
Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion – every action has a reaction equal in magnitude and opposite in direction – also applies to the political physics of the body politic. The suddenness and radical magnitude of Washington actions these past 18 months has induced an equal and equally radical reaction.
It is in this context that I urge the Republican Party to abandon its – until now – justifiable instinct to be cautious and limited in its call for traditional American freedoms and constitutional limitations on government.
Throughout my political life such caution has been the smart and necessary political practice for the Republican Party – even under Reagan. But now, such caution not only misses an historic opportunity, but such caution is suddenly the single best way for the Republicans to lose in November by failing to be seen as the vehicle for an angry public’s re-seizure of its freedoms.
The unnoticed, Fabian creep of statism these past 80 years – the slow boiling of the frogs of freedom – has suddenly been noticed by countless millions of us freedom-loving frogs. The frogs are jumping out of the pot and are ready to overturn the pots – and the pot handlers.
Everything is on the table to be considered for rollback. It didn’t start with President Obama, but it may begin to end with him.
He has awakened the American people to our heritage of freedom and the people are getting ready to grab back our freedom by the handful.
Here’s a tip to Republican senators: Be bold and explicit. The president’s nominee for the Supreme Court should be defeated by filibuster exclusively because he (or she) will inevitably vote to uphold as constitutional the unconstitutional health care insurance purchase mandate.
Tony Blankley is the author of “American Grit: What It Will Take to Survive and Win in the 21st Century” (Regnery, 2009) and vice president of the Edelman public relations firm in Washington.
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Obama Pisses Off The Press Corps: Biting the hand that feeds him

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If you can believe it, Dana Milbank of The Washington Post has accused Barry Soetero of disreguarding the media. Yeah, you read that here and you can read it here:

World leaders arriving in Washington for President Obama’s Nuclear Security Summit must have felt for a moment that they had instead been transported to Soviet-era Moscow.
They entered a capital that had become a military encampment, with camo-wearing military police in Humvees and enough Army vehicles to make it look like a May Day parade on New York Avenue, where a bicyclist was killed Monday by a National Guard truck.
In the middle of it all was Obama — occupant of an office once informally known as “leader of the free world” — putting on a clinic for some of the world’s greatest dictators in how to circumvent a free press.

Transported to Soviet-era Moscow? Those are strong words coming from the left-wing MSM, or am I redundant here?

The Author continues:

The only part of the summit, other than a post-meeting news conference, that was visible to the public was Obama’s eight-minute opening statement, which ended with the words: “I’m going to ask that we take a few moments to allow the press to exit before our first session.”

Reporters for foreign outlets, many operating in repressive countries, got the impression that the vaunted American freedoms are not all they’re cracked up to be.

Yasmeen Alamiri from the Saudi Press Agency got this lesson in press freedom when trying to cover Obama’s opening remarks as part of a limited press “pool”: “The foreign reporters/cameramen were escorted out in under two minutes, just as the leaders were about to begin, and Obama was going to make remarks. . . . Sorry, it is what it is.”

I wonder if the haute journalistes of the New York Times have caught on to this? Specifically the Global Edition. I bet not, and in fact, a search shows not.

One might say Mr. Obama wants to control the narrative. I wonder if he pissed off any American journalists. This should be a bigger story than it is.

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Written by James Lagnese

April 13, 2010 at 6:40 pm

The Supplicant In Chief

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The supplicant in chief is at it again. Having grown bored by the brickbats of the Tea Party, he decided to stir things up with a bowing session with Chinese President Hu Jintao during the official arrivals for the Nuclear Security Summit. Not to end there, Barry hugged Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. My only question is, does Barry prefer to be the fellator or irrumator? The people in the Castro District want to know. May be he’s just a back door man?

All kidding about Barry’s buggery aside, you have to admit he never misses an opportunity to supplicate himself to leaders of countries that do not have our best interests at heart. I find it interesting and a clue to the man’s psyche. He’ll treat friends like Bibi and the Dalai Lama like crap, but does his best Linda Lovelace impression for our enemies. Go figure. May be he thinks other countries will like us more. May be he’s just daft. Whatever the case it’s absurd.

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Written by James Lagnese

April 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Judas is a Kamikaze: Stupak to retire

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I am a little late to this party, as the plane crash yesterday preempted this article, so here goes…

In the case of Bart Stupak, I have to say he is a Judas who is a Kamikaze. While feigning principle in holding the pro-life position that he would not vote for Obamacare if it funded abortions, it seems he was looking for some sort of easy out to vote for it and he got  it in the presidential executive order which would prohibit federal funding of abortions, but has as much teeth as a 100 year southern dirt farmer that chewed tobacco all his life.

John Batchelor has an interesting take on it:

The Tea Party sends in a three-bus caravan to MI-1 to raise money to defeat Stupak, and before it arrives Stupak retires. Coincidence? Those Tea Party buses will reproduce like bunnies. The Tea Party becomes the juggernaut without a candidate other than “Anybody but You.” Stupak suddenly reverses field and stages a Stupak love conference that FNC carries live. Coincidence? Who is producing this wacky opera? Would like the transcripts of the phone calls Stupak made to Mrs. Pelosi and Steny Hoyer: “Hello, Bart; what? What!?” It is far better than the Gingrich Zombie opera. Vote ’em all out! Empty Congress! De-Federalize? Bart, we hardly knew you, and you still have that State Trooper steadiness even in retreat.

I disagree that Stupak has some sort of trooper steadiness or that in some way is principled in the matter as some would assert, but rather saw the writing on the wall with regards to the Tea Party and also didn’t want to be the democrat that forestalled Obamacare. Remember, he is a democrat. You also have to consider that with the impending loses including his own, he more that likely will find a cozy job working for a contributor or as a lobbyist, therefore he needed a plausible way to satisfy everyone within the circle of influence that matters to him.

In the end, he sold his soul for a false promise. Such people are not heroes or even good people, but people  that sell out for a mere metaphorical 30 pieces. In this case he did it willingly if not deliberately, and I am sure for more than 30 pieces in the end. Bart, you are a sfacime.

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Written by James Lagnese

April 11, 2010 at 9:45 am

What’s So Surprising About Barack Hussen Chamberlain?

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Back in June of 2009, I wrote that Neville Chamberlain Barack Hussein Obama or NCBHO, was on a world tour to curry favor with people that traditionally hated us. The Mountebank in Chief’s efforts have been in patriadeprecation, patronization and naive arrogance in an effort to start his path to Secretary General of the UN or President of the World. Aside from defining our country as not being a judaio-christian nation and his apologizing for things he nor I nor anyone I know ever did, he currently has decided to lay all our necks on the line by telegraphing our intentions in situations of the gravest extremes.

This is not surprising, as he has done this all along, but to weaken our country militarily and tell our enemies how we would not respond is tantamount to treason. It’s not enough he’s an anti-semite, it’s not enough that he is a progressive socialist that wants to revise history to suit progressive theory, it’s not enough he eschews and tramples the idea and every example of American Exceptionalism, but now he literally says to our enemies, come and take us. Such naïve ignorance is unbelievable from someone with such a high level of education.

Up until now, Obama’s play book seems to be do the opposite of whatever Bush did. Such thinking does not automatically make a policy a good one. What Obama is doing is sticking to his principles in spite of the fact that one, they are not proven correct on any level and two, without regard to the consequences. He’s writing a check that our asses have to cover, while he heads to the bunker at Camp David.

Obama has tried to fool people into thinking he is the ruler of the free world, and as he promised the Czechs that we will have a nuclear free world, he is marching towards that with the latest treaty with Russia and his statements on what we will do in the even of biological and chemical attacks. It really is a nice sentiment and I wouldn’t mind it in some utopian ideal, but in a practical sense, it won’t happen and may be it shouldn’t. For starters, the cat’s out of the bag, and you can’t put it back in. Even if everyone dismantled every nuclear bomb that exists, the knowledge of how to create one still does. Someone, somewhere will have one again, and no one else will. Secondly, if you think China and Russia (or anyone else) will just give it up, I think you have to re-examine things. They both are on the UN security council and both would veto any UN non-sense to this effect. Neither would agree now or in the future to disarmament. They are not our friends, and never will be, no matter how much Barry tries to be Neville Chamberlain.

So what’s it all about, Alfie? Obama probably has messianic visions of what he’d like to do, but as a Chicago politician, he’d rather get by on perception than reality, as reality requires too much work and is impractical. What is reality anyway? According to Paul Shanklin, Obama is a magician. Now we wait for his next trick, which could be amnesty, Cap and Tax, VAT, or whatever other socialist agenda you can dream up, only it’s not a dream and Obama is more than a Magician, but a pathological narcissist. It’s the audacity of foolishness.

The end game here is Obama being The One for the whole world. I think he truly sees himself as the answer for all problems, salvation for the world. In the end, it’s about him, and he doesn’t care about the United States, you or I or anyone else. So where does this leave us? In the position of having to fight every step of the way until his regime is no more. The first step is the elections of 2010. It’s imperative we take back both houses. The second step is 2012 when we will repudiate him. Still, the damage will have been done. Can we make it right again? Will we?

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Written by James Lagnese

April 8, 2010 at 6:15 pm

The Road To The Farm Was Paved With Lots Of Taxes

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Paul Volker, paper hanger and advisor to the mountebank in chief has told Obama that “we…need to consider a European-style value-added tax” in order to bring our deficits under control. This advice comes on the day England raised it’s top tax bracket to 50% for people that £150K per year. That’s $229K a year in the states. That’s just income tax. The brits also have VAT and luxury taxes as well.

Well, what’s good for the mother country, must be good for us, eh Paul? Did it ever occur to you to cut spending? A novel idea, eh?

Well, the farmers in DC are continuing to implement their farm animals in training plan on the citizens of the united states. You will see in the ensuing months, that Obama will trot out plan after plan pushing his progressive socialist agenda at a break neck pace to beat the November (Really January) deadline. Obamacare was just the start. We have the balloon floated for a VAT tax, Amnesty, Disarmament, Cap and Tax, FCC regulation of new media, and it goes on and on.

In 1765, England passed a Stamp Act which required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London and carrying an embossed revenue stamp. While the act was repealed a year later after many protests from the people, including the sons of liberty, many smaller taxes were levied thereafter in an effort to pay off the 7 years war (the national debt for England was £130,000,000). This precipitated the American Revolution. When will the people become aware that we are under the same threat we were 245 years ago? When will Obama learn that his actions have consequences? He is not a king, as much as he would like to be an absolute monarch. The yoke is coming my friends. Do you take it willingly or do you resist?

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Written by James Lagnese

April 6, 2010 at 8:04 pm