Friday, November 14, 2008

The Reality Show of Politics

Did you get the feeling that this Presidential race was a lot like a reality show? But only for the minor players, because we never saw the reality of Obama or Michelle.

When did people become celebrities just for being a part of it? I saw William Ayers doing the morning shows to promote his book that he is re-releasing (which I would NEVER link here, and if you buy it I hope the teeth in your head rot out). Ayers knew that this was his 15 minutes of fame (without blowing anything up anyway) and he is taking advantage of it.

I'm waiting for Rev. Wright to do the same. Why waste your 15 minutes of bigoted fame?

Joe The Plumber said that he has received 2000 marriage proposals since he asked that one question of Obama. Maybe they had him confused with Mr. Clean?

Just kidding. I liked Joe The Plumber.

I'm sure someone has offered a talk show to Piper Palin by now or at least a fashion handbag line since every leftie looney on the planet seems to think she has high dollar taste.

It's a crazy world.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

via GOC
The biggest myth of this election is that our country will be united under Obama. That isn't going to happen. It will seem so because it's our side on the other side and we won't be making films about Obama while he is in office distorting his words and bashing him. We won't be drawing pictures of him with monkey ears and calling him Obamahitler like the other side did. We won't have people running up to Obama's Sec. of State with 'blood' on our hands like Code Pink did. We won't parade paper mache images of Obama and Biden in prison uniforms down streets of our towns.
And one thing is for sure. The classy and gracious staff of Pres. Bush won't be pulling the "O" off all the computers and vandalising offices like the Clinton staff did. The Bush family won't be stealing furniture from the White House either. You won't have country music artists slamming Obama on foreign soil or agreeing with our enemies about how awful he is.
It will seem better because of the class of Republicans, but it will still be as divided because our ideology and vision is so completely opposite of Democrats and nothing is going to change that.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Perfect Description

From Camille Paglia via NRO: (emphasis mine)

Liberal Democrats are going to wake up from their sadomasochistic, anti-Palin orgy with a very big hangover. The evil genie released during this sorry episode will not so easily go back into its bottle. A shocking level of irrational emotionalism and at times infantile rage was exposed at the heart of current Democratic ideology... One would have to look back to the Eisenhower 1950s for parallels to this grotesque lock-step parade of bourgeois provincialism, shallow groupthink and blind prejudice...

As for the Democrats who sneered and howled that Palin was unprepared to be a vice-presidential nominee — what navel-gazing hypocrisy! What protests were raised in the party or mainstream media when John Edwards, with vastly less political experience than Palin, got John Kerry's nod for veep four years ago? And Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas, for whom I lobbied to be Obama's pick and who was on everyone's short list for months, has a record indistinguishable from Palin's. Whatever knowledge deficit Palin has about the federal bureaucracy or international affairs (outside the normal purview of governors) will hopefully be remedied during the next eight years of the Obama presidencies.

Well, let's hope to God it isn't 8 years. But the description of the Democrats regarding Palin couldn't be more perfect. Shallow groupthink is also at the heart of electing Obama.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Palin Power Lives On!

I thought in my post "The Tar and Feathering of Sarah Palin," that that would be the end of it, but no. The bashing continues with "anonymous sources" now within the McCain campaign. If those scumbags think they can convince us that Sarah is the reason McCain lost, instead of how badly they handled the campaign, they are fooling themselves. We will never buy that. She had the star power. She was the one conservatives were excited about. McCain we all respected and knew was a great leader, but Palin was the one who we all agreed with on all the issues important to all of us. And more importantly, she was never afraid to stand up for those issues.

As with the other smears, these weren't true either. She knows which countries are a part of the North American Free Trade Agreement. She never answered the door wrapped in nothing but a towel. She knows Africa is a continent.

But that won't keep the left from repeating the lies over and over just as they did with the previous lies. They find Sarah such a threat that they feel a vicious need to smear her personally. It's disturbing.
Even now they still go on and on about her clothes. As if that is important. Never thinking to ask how much Obama's or his wife's clothes were. The entire thing is absurd. But the left thrives on the absurd. They vote for the absurd, so why I should I expect them to be any different here?
The joke is that Biden was the one who was completely wrong on the role of the Vice Presidency in the debate (let's hope someone tutors him on it soon). Biden was the one who thought that Roosevelt went on TV in 1929 to talk about the market crash. Biden was the one who thought JOBS was a three letter word. Biden was the one who bragged and implied that his helicopter had been forced down by al-Qaida in Afghanistan, when it was actually a snowstorm that forced it down. Blow hard doesn't even begin to describe him. The media went nuts over Sarah's clothes, but not a word about Biden's hairplugs, bleached teeth, and self tan.

Biden was the embarassing one, but it was Sarah they went after. If they couldn't smear her with the truth, they would do it with lies. They think they can throw water on her star power by creating a false image. It isn't going to work.

I kept wanting to post on the various interviews Sarah has given since the election. But all I could think of to say was, "OMG, I love this woman." Did you see the one at her home? Just a down to earth regular home. She was serving chili, which you know she has stood there and made and served so many times over the years. I would LOVE to see Nancy Pelosi in her kitchen. I'm betting it's as big as Sarah's entire house and that Nancy has never set foot in it, except to ask the help to bring more coffee for the guests. The same can be said of Hillary.

Sarah is the real deal. She isn't a polished politician groomed from the ground up like Obama. She isn't a rich plastic elitist like Pelosi. She isn't a power hungry politician willing to sell her soul in ambition like Hillary.

She energized this party. She brought out the massive crowds, got us excited to be Republicans again, and got SNL their biggest ratings in 14 years. News stations were scrambling to get interviews with Sarah, not McCain or even Biden for that matter, after all this was over. Has that ever happened before with a VP pick? No. If I were a Democrat, I'd be scared of her too.

The most amazing thing about her was never really talked about in the media much at all during the election. How she fought corruption in her own party. She quit in protest a great position on the Alaska Gas and Oil Regulatory Commission because a fellow Commission member and Chair of the Alaska Republican Party misused his office and position. Within weeks, the corrupt guy was gone. She went on to beat Governor Murkowski, from a deep seated good ole boy political family. She then went after corrupt legislators, and with the FBI's help, put four of them in prison and indicted six more.

Did you know any of this? Of course not. Reporting on her clothes was just so much more important, right?

She is fearless, focused, and a woman of the people.
I feel so strongly about her that if her staff called me tonight and asked me to work for her for this next year without pay, I would do it. I would fly across this country to make sure our nation understood what a gift Palin is to us. She is us.

It's time for us to get back to who we really are. Keeping our military strong. Fighting government bureaucracy. Fighting the spending. Getting government out of our lives. Fighting for family values. Believing that America is that shining city on a hill and making sure Americans don't forget that, as they listen to the Democrats who see little in America to be proud of.

Sarah Palin is the face of our party as we face this new administration that sees government as the answer to our problems, who doesn't value the sanctity of human life, who thinks raising taxes will make things better, who refuses to understand the war on terror.

Let the left froth and snarl about our Sarah. Let the media continue to distort and lie about her. Would we expect anything different from them?

Sarah has proven herself to be up for the fight. She is our fighter. Thank God. It's about time we had one.

"Good people sleep peaceable in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

My Father was a punk kid from a broken home born to a teenage mother. He was full of anger and nothing but trouble at the age of 18. If you have been here long, you know his story.

The Army made a man out of him. It taught him discipline, hard work, and respect for himself and others. When he became a Sargent quickly it proved to him what no one had bother to mention to him, that he was intelligent and a leader. He ended up training men older than he was. The Army literally saved my Father's life and gave him a brand new one. One filled with college, law school, a career in politics and a loving wonderful marriage and three children he adored.

He was the greatest man I ever knew. I will always be thankful to our military for all it gave my Father.

I thank all the Veterans today for your sacrifice and your dedication to our country.

In honor of our Veterans, let's take a look at this story that tells us much about our boys in Iraq and all the soldiers and Marines that have served us so well:

In roughly 10 days' time, the first of four 101st Airborne Division brigades will be completely redeployed from combat — about a month ahead of schedule.

About 550 soldiers with Fort Campbell's 3rd Brigade Combat Team returned from a 15-month deployment to Iraq on Friday, and in a few days the brigade will finish its redeployment.

One of his fellow 3rd BCT soldiers, Staff Sgt. Christian Martinez, said when he found out he was coming home early it was a weight off his and his family's shoulders. "It was a relief because you can start seeing the beginning of the end," Martinez said.

He said it was difficult, though, to leave their Iraqi counterparts, who now control the area almost entirely themselves.

"The Iraqi army started crying and shaking our hands," he said.

"I think a lot of us were caught off guard by it," he added.

Imagine that scene for a moment. The men of the Iraqi Army crying. I know why they cry. I bet my Father could tell you.

It's a new life. A much much better one.

via Mudville

Monday, November 10, 2008



I've been trying to figure out what to say about the ongoing and untrue bashing of Palin. It seems every time a smear comes out about her, it's quickly debunked, but that doesn't keep them from continuing.

I'm trying to think if any of the smears were true? None that I can think of, including the most recent ones from McCain's own camp.

I was also trying to figure out what to say about the articles coming out now showing a clear over the top bias in news reporting for Obama vs McCain.

But in the end, what does whining do? The media and liberals and others will continue to bash Palin because her popularity among conservatives and refreshing personality pose a threat to them. That is never going to change. And neither is the bias coverage against conservatives and conservative candidates. We can't change any of that and it doesn't help to complain about it.

We, as conservatives, just have to work harder to get out message to the people. If you can't beat the system, work around it.

It's time for conservatives to find their voice again. Maybe when all the college students finish their mandated 100 community service hours for the government, they will be ready to listen to our message of less government control in our lives.

During Bush's years we were all angry and frustrated with the spending, but it was difficult to say that our party would stop spending when Bush was in our party. That won't be a problem now. Now we can make our case against spending and waste as the opposition party.

Looking for a silver lining here, we can re-group and put our party back on track with less government involvement in our lives, less taxes, less spending, and more accountability.

Winning the War of Words

From The Center For Immigration Studies:

Illegal-alien and open-borders advocates may succeed in getting the Arizona Supreme Court to ban numerous immigration-related phrases, including “illegal alien” and “open-borders advocates.”

In a significant blow to the First Amendment and the use of legally-correct terminology, Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor has advanced the demands of the Arizona Hispanic Bar Association by moving to ban the following language from all of the state’s courtrooms:

Illegal aliens
Resident or non-resident aliens
Illegal immigrants
Illegal immigration
Illegals Immigration epidemic
Immigration crisis
Immigrant invasion
Pro-illegal immigration activists
Open borders advocates
Anchor babies
Proponents for amnesty

Many of these terms have a precedent in the law that reaches back to the origins of this country. The first five terms are used repeatedly throughout federal immigration statutes and case law. In place of these words, the Hispanic Bar Association demands the use of legally-enigmatic terms such as “unauthorized workers.” Of course, use of inaccurate and activist-created terms only creates confusion and legal uncertainty.

The language war is nothing new. Open-border, pro-illegal immigration activists have invested way too much time coming up with euphemisms for illegal alien amnesty. These proponents for amnesty believe that they will be successful in tricking the American public into supporting mass legalization if only they can find the right wording.
Despite the public’s continued overwhelming opposition to amnesty, the immigration language police have been successful in one realm: the media. In its letter to Justice McGregor, the Arizona Hispanic Bar noted the work of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. For at least the past decade this journalism group has sent
memos to news publications across the country, demanding that they refrain from using the term “illegal alien” and other legally-accurate terminology. Anyone who follows the news knows that many journalists on the immigration beat regularly supplant legally-correct terminology with activist-created language.

Although, as many of you know, I disagree with my conservative brethren on the illegal Alien issue (if I can still say that), I was in agreement with Bush on his temporary worker program.

But this has nothing to do with that. Banning words and descriptions??? Good grief. It's unbelievable. Even worse is journalists bowing to this kind of censorship.

via NRO

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Thoughts on our election

A look at what some of our enemies thought of our election:

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The leader of a jihadi group in Iraq argued Friday that the election of Barack Obama as president represented a victory for radical Islamic groups that had battled American forces since the invasion of Iraq.
The statement, which experts said was part of the psychological duel with the United States, was included in a 25-minute audiotaped speech by Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State of Iraq, an umbrella organization that claims ties to Al Qaeda. Mr. Baghdadi’s statement was posted on a password-protected Web site called Al Hesbah, used to disseminate information to Islamic radicals.
In his address, Mr. Baghdadi also said that the election of Mr. Obama — and the rejection of the Republican candidate, Senator John McCain — was a victory for his movement, a claim that has already begun to resonate among the radical faithful. In so doing Mr. Baghdadi highlighted the challenge the new president would face as he weighed how to remove troops from Iraq without also giving movements like Al Qaeda a powerful propaganda tool to use for recruiting.

A look at what some of our soldiers thought of the election:

Sitting on a couch in front of the television in the early hours of the morning, an Army Captain watched as the election results were being reported. He shook his head in disgust. "This is proof that the media can elect a President." The room walls were grey concrete, the floor covered in a red Afghan rug, the sofa and love seat torn and worn down from constant use. The dusty television was set in a plywood box; a field made "entertainment" cabinet. The Captain continued, "I take [Obama's] not wearing the flag on his lapel and his reasoning very personally. Fuck him. That flag is more than just about a country and its ideas; it is about the man on your left and right that you fight with and die for." The Master Sergeant sitting in the room commented,"He has no use for soldiers. He never took the time on his tours to spend time with soldiers, only senior commanders and foreign politicians."

A look at what some Iraqis thought of our election:

'In Kurdistan, some Iraqis were inspired by Obama’s historic rise, 44 years after racial segregation was outlawed in the United States. “America has opened a new page,” said Tawana Othman, an intellectual in Sulaymaniya, Kurdistan. “Today, a black man has reached the White House.”Some Kurds pined for Sarah Palin, McCain’s running mate, famous for her pointy glasses and snug red dresses. “Obama’s victory froze my heart. I liked Sarah Palin, her leadership, with its mix of innocence and courage. She was beautiful and sweet,” said Shadman Rafiq, who works in a computer repair shop in Sulaymaniya.Rafiq believed that McCain and Palin would protect the country’s Shiites and Kurds, but he feared Obama would abandon them.

via Mudville