There is a lot of “holier than Thou” talk from the left right now and it really bugs me. Even one of the commenters in the “Ditch Coulter” post was spouting crap like that. Like I wrote in that original post comments like Coulter’s are not exclusive to the conservatives…liberals have way more than their fair share of hateful comments, MUCH MUCH worse than what Coulter said. The difference between liberals and conservatives is the conservatives have overwhelmingly denounced Coulter’s remarks…there has been silence from the left when their own people have made worse comments. Here is a great post from Patterico that details several examples of the hate speech the left is ever so good at.
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I may be splitting hairs here, but the way Barak Obama delivered this statement speaks to the type of president he would be if elected.
For telethons and other charity events people often say, “If everyone could give just $1, or $5 it would help…”, but Obama is acting like a parent talking to his children. Like he knows he will spend your money, better than you will spend your money. Like he knows where money is best spent, but you don’t. Typical liberal!!
If I had any intention of voting for that guy, I would have walked right out when he said that. Obviously, he doesn’t understand that yes indeed, you can be poor enough where you can’t afford to give up five dollars. I’ve been in that situation. And quite honestly, if I was that poor, but still willing to give up my last five dollars, I’d put it in the collection plate at church rather than give it to a political campaign.
His arrogance, and controlling nature really shined through here…and it only took seven seconds for him to do it.
I recently added a new widget that allows you to vote for the your favorite presidential candidate on my personal blog, because this site does not support html. Click the link here and you will notice the widget in the right hand column. You can vote for one Republican and one Democrat, and you can vote once weekly. Check it out and voice your opinion!
Over the past few years Democrats have called for the resignation of countless Republicans, and in some cases the pressure mounted to a point where the person either resigned or was fired. I don’t want the Republicans to take on all of the strategies the Democrats have used, but in the case of Jack Murtha, the Republicans should be calling for his resignation immediately.
He recently laid out his “slow bleed” strategy for getting troops out of Iraq, which is about as close to treasonous as you can get.
Murtha has made clear that the nonbinding resolution, whose merely symbolic nature infuriates antiwar activists, was only the “first step.” In his interview, Murtha, chairman of the appropriations subcommittee on defense, did not hide the purpose of setting standards for training, equipping and resting troops: “They won’t have the equipment, they don’t have the training and they won’t be able to do the work.”
In his plan, he is calling for the slow dismantling of our military and thus our country’s defense mechanism. With all of the dangers our country faces, this strategy is in essence calling for our destruction. It is akin to a bank employee purposely leaving the bank alarm off and the safe wide open when he leaves, so the robbers can walk right in take what they want and get away scott free…just a million times worse.
The arrogance of the politicians we elect never ceases to amaze me. This guy is so arrogant in his belief that the Iraqi war is wrong, he won’t even accept Iraqi refugees…legal Iraqi refugees into his state.
“I think Ohio and Ohioans have contributed a lot to Iraq in terms of blood, sweat and too many tears,” Strickland said. “I am sympathetic to the plight of the innocent Iraqi people who have fled that country. However, I would not want to ask Ohioans to accept a greater burden than they already have borne for the Bush administration’s failed policies.”
That sounds like the whole “I support the troops, but not the war” mantra that we hear over and over, only in this case it is “I am sympathetic, but screw you!”. Here is a guy that is putting his own radical anti-war beliefs above the humanity of welcoming these innocent Iraqi refugees.
This is an example of when we need to remember the REAL actions and words politicians use when they have power, not the FAKE niceties they spew during their campaigns.
One of the more unsettling aspects of today’s political landscape is the blatant elitism that runs rampant through Washington. Karl Rove recently said in defense of the President’s open border policy:
Yes, let’s let the lower class people do that stuff…we’re too good for that. Please! Even the author of the article, who is chastising Rove, refers to himself as being in the “educating elite”, and refers to Mexicans as “little brown people”. The author acts as if they…as children, should try their hands at that type of work so they can relate to the commoners, but then they can skip up to the position in life they are entitled to.
And then there are the Democrats…Nancy Pelosi thinks she needs a bigger jet than the previous speaker of the house, because she has to fly farther (California vs. Illinois). I don’t intend for her to hitch a ride across country whenever she needs to get from California to Washington, but it wasn’t like they were flying her in a two-seater…it was a jet!
How do we expect people like this to really represent us. Granted, Rove isn’t an elected official, but it is still a good example of the mentality of the people we elect. They are our saviors, and we are the lowly people doing work they wouldn’t think of doing, because it is beneath them…we are beneath them.
When will they realize that the work everyone does in this country is incredibly important for our country to continue to be as great as it is? One day maybe we will get back to politics they way our founding fathers intended it to be…where “we commoners” are more involved in politics, instead of the career politicians.
Humans are causing global warming…right? That is what the majority of people world wide believe. It is being taught in school, reported on the news, and legislated as indisputable fact, when in reality it is far from fact and there are a lot of people whose views are silenced. We are witnessing conventional wisdom creation right before our very eyes. It is eerily reminiscent of communist propaganda tactics.
Sure, there are people that believe global warming is caused by humans, and there are others that don’t believe it, that is fine, but it is others like Lou Dobbs, that have closed the door on debate. Why? Well…how could anyone think humans don’t cause global warming. It should be conventional wisdom, and it should never be questioned. If you do question it, or just flat out don’t believe it, you are thought to have your head in the sand. Watch Lou Dobbs close the door on the debate here:
It isn’t just the media that is manufacturing conventional wisdom on global warming. Here is an interesting post about two state governors that are removing their respective state’s climate experts, because they don’t believe humans are causing global warming.
And then there is John Rockefeller and Olympia Snowe’s letter to Exxon Mobile telling them what they should believe, where they should spend their money, and to stop saying (ie censoring) global warming is not human made, and start saying humans are causing it. Unbelievable!
In light of the adverse impacts still resulting from your corporations activities, we must request that ExxonMobil end any further financial assistance or other support to groups or individuals whose public advocacy has contributed to the small, but unfortunately effective, climate change denial myth. Further, we believe ExxonMobil should take additional steps to improve the public debate, and consequently the reputation of the United States. We would recommend that ExxonMobil publicly acknowledge both the reality of climate change and the role of humans in causing or exacerbating it.
Then there are other tactics that are used to reinforce the conventional wisdom, like teaching it in school (which I already mentioned). Get the kids believing it when they are young and they will grow up believing those things. Just recently it was announced there will be a huge global warming concert on July 7th, three days after Nancy Pelosi has decided to hijack the 4th of July and make it “energy independence day”.
The reason I chose global warming to illustrate just a few of the ways conventional wisdom is manufactured is because it has been such a hot topic lately and there are a lot of examples out there. It is by no means the only issue that I could have used, but it is the most obvious.