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Chris Matthews Throws “Grand Wizard “Dart Michael Steele

Posted by Steve Markowitz on April 24, 2012

On Tuesday, former GOP chairman Michael Steele was interviewed by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews.  Matthews started losing it as he attempted to paint Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a radical conservative.  Steele would have none of that and held his ground.  In frustration, Matthews resorted to a common theme of the Left; pull out the race card.

After claiming Romney was a “flat eather”, Steele took Matthews the task, which then led Matthews to the race card referring to Republican party as the “Grand Wizard crowd“.  Steele, an African-American, clearly took offense to this ludicrous claim with the following exchange then occurring.

Steele – “I resent that.  What is this ‘grand wizard’ nonsense?”

Matthews – “I should say the far-right party.”

Steele – “Are you saying that we’re the Ku Klux Klan?  Give me a break.  Don’t go there with me on that”.

Matthews –  “Okay.  Great. Good.  Thank you.  There’s none of those problems over there.  All those birthers out there.”

The Left’s use of the race card and political correctness will be viewed by history as the McCarthyism of the new millennium.  President Obama will similarly be judged harshly for what borders on fascist behavior.

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Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz Demonstrates Creeping Fascism

Posted by Steve Markowitz on May 29, 2011

Democrat National Chairwoman and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz proved once again that the people in Washington making new laws by the day don’t even know current law.  In a recent tirade, Ms. Wasserman Schultz condescendingly said of the Republicans that if they had their way on illegal immigrants: “… and in fact that it should be a crime …”.  Let us assist you Ms. Wasserman Schultz, that’s not the GOP’s position; that is the law of the land.  Furthermore, it is your Constitutional duty to uphold all laws, not just the ones you agree with.

As outrageous as Wasserman Schultz’s lack of knowledge of the law is, she makes a more dangerous statement in the video when she says: “…  we have 12 million undocumented immigrants in this country that a, that are part of the backbone of our economy and that, that is not only a reality, but a necessity and it would be harmful if some, ….”  Shame on you Ms. Wasserman Schultz.  Economic expedience is not a metric for determining which laws are to be enforced.  Go back a century and a half and we will find that same lame logic used by the South used to justify slavery.

Ms. Wasserman Schultz is a typical Progressive.  She views the law and the Constitution as dynamic and to be used to further political agendas.  The line between that and fascism is mighty thin.

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Left Includes Radicals and Racists in its Tent

Posted by Steve Markowitz on May 15, 2011

As the Civil Rights movement gained traction in the 1950’s and ‘60’s, many that favored segregation moved from the Democrat to Republican Party.  This was referred to as the GOPs “southern strategy” as the South did an about face on party affiliations.  The history led to the GOP as being portrayed as less sensitive to the needs of the African-American community than Democrats.  An argument can be made, in fact, that the opposite was true.  For example, the Great Society programs promoted by Democrats did not put a dent in poverty for African-Americans.  Also, important social structures within the community were ruined by the programs creating a large perpetually dependent class.

While the portrayal of Republicans as insensitive the African-American community had some legitimacy in earlier decades, it has long since lost any semblance of reality.  However, that has not stopped the Left from using the claim of racism to pursue its political agenda for its special interest groups.

There was benefit to Republicans as a result of the Left’s false narrative.  The GOP was forced through hyper-sensitivity to the claim to cleanse itself of those that had even a tinge of racist behavior.  On the other hand, the pass on racism that Democrats and their Leftist allies received during this same period has led to a Party that is loaded with racist and radical elements.  The past week highlighted two examples.

Noam Chomsky

President Obama has received broad support for his handling of the Osama bin Laden hit.  The President took significant risk approving a special-ops raid when he could have had a B-2 bomber drop a radar control bomb through the smokestack of bin Laden’s hide-a-way house.  The fact that America was willing to risk blood to take out bin Laden, mano-a-mano, sent a powerful message to radical Islamists.  This lifting of America’s stature in the world has sent the radical Left into a tizzy.

One of the revered ones from the radical Left is Noam Chomsky, professor emeritus of linguistics from MIT.  He has castigated America for the “political assassination” of the  “unarmed victim, Osama bin Laden.  He also questions weather bin Laden was complicit in the 9/11 massacre.  Chomsky has in the past also spoken favorably of the Khmer Rouge and Hezbollah.

Of Obama’s bin Laden takeout, Chomsky asks, “how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush’s compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic. Uncontroversially, his crimes vastly exceed bin Laden’s.”  Mr. Chomsky, that rhetorical question is irrelevant.  When one starts a war there are winners and losers and for both there are consequences.  Bin Laden received his consequence earlier this month.

Of Chomsky, bin Laden said in 2007: “Among the most capable of those from your side who speak on this topic [war in Iraq] and on the manufacturing of public opinion is Noam Chomsky, who spoke sober words of advice prior to the war,” and, “Noam Chomsky was correct when he compared the U.S. policies to those of the mafia.”

It is not surprising to read of the lovefest between Chomsky and bin Laden.  They are kindred spirits with similar fascist philosophies.  What s surprising is how popular Chomsky remains within Leftist circles.  Chomsky is the recipient of over 20 honorary degrees from institutions that include Harvard, Cambridge and the University of Chicago.  He is also in high demand for commencement speeches.  The fact that the Democrats have not disavowed association with Chomsky shows the fascist side that resides deep within the Party.

Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., Known as Common

First lady Michelle Obama invited rapper Common to attend a poetry event at the White House, the peoples’ house.  This invitation rightfully created controversy given some of Common’s lyrics and beliefs that include:

  • A poem calling metaphorical for the burning of President George W. Bush: “Burn a Bush cos’ for peace he no push no button/Killing over oil and grease/no weapons of destruction.”
  • In a 2000 album, Common included “A Song for Assata,” glorifying Shakur, formerly Joanne Chesimard, even though Shakur was convicted in the 1973 murdering a New Jersey state trooper.  Shakur escaped and is living under political asylum in Cuba.
  • In 2008 words praising racist Pastor Jeremiah Wright, “What I picked up from the pews…was messages of loveAnything that was going on against that love he would acknowledge and expose.  He’s been a preacher that’s helped raise one of the greatest political figures in the world, and hopefully, the next president.  He’s also raised one of the greatest rappers in the world.”  How lame!

As President Obama once said: “words have meaning”.  Evidently the President and Michelle Obama do not accept this reality when it comes to Leftist rants.  After the negative publicity on the White House’s Common invitation started, presidential spokesman Jay Carney said: “While the president doesn’t support the kind of lyrics that have been raised here, we do think some of the reports distort what Mr. Lynn stands for more broadly in order to stoke controversy.  He is within the genre of hip hop and rap in what’s known as a conscious rapper.  The fact is, Mr. Lynn has participated in other events in the past, including lighting the Christmas tree.  I believe he’s a multi-Grammy award-winning artist and he’s been invited to this event about poetry.”

Does the President really believe that lighting a Christmas tree or receiving Grammy awards justifies the type of hate that Common has spewed in the past?  Unfortunately many Progressives, including the mainstream media, offer passes to radical and racist behavior if it comes from the Left.   To these folks the ends justify the means, a common belief for radicals of the 1960’s.  The difference today is that these radicals now have access to the White House.

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American’s Favor Government Shutdown if Spending Cuts are not Agreed To

Posted by Steve Markowitz on February 28, 2011

Further indicating the incompetence of government, we are two months into 2011 and Congress has yet to pass the 2011 budget.  In 2010 Congress punted with a temporary spending authorization so they would not have to face the voters in last November’s elections and be responsible for any real action.

Congress’s temporary spending authorization will expire this week requiring immediate action or face a partial federal government shutdown.  The last time this occurred was in 1996 and the public then reacted negatively, which reflected badly on the Republicans who controlled Congress.  The Democrats hope the public will react similarly in 2011 and are playing “chicken” in negotiating with the GOP, who again controls Congress.  The Dems imply that a shutdown would risk Social Security, Medicare and unemployment payments.

The Democrats’ negotiating budgetary strategy is risky given the public’s deep concern for America’s deficits, something that did not exist in the mid 1990’s.  A just released Rasmussen Reports emphasizes this concern:

  • Only 33% of likely U.S. voters would rather have Congress avoid a government shutdown by authorizing spending at the same levels as 2010.  58% believe it is better to have a partial shutdown until Congress agrees to spending cuts.
  • Democrats prefer avoiding a shutdown with spending staying at current levels by 58%.  Conversely, 80% of Republicans and 59% of independents believe a shutdown is the best approach should spending cuts not be made.  Partisan differences?  Not really given it is the Democrats against not only Republicans, but Independents as well.

In was apparent what the voters said in the November elections by turning power over to the Republicans and Tae Partiers at the national and state levels at historic proportions.  The fact that Democrats are now ignoring the will of the People should surprise few who have followed the history of Progressives.  Progressives view the common man with intellectual disdain, a view that justifies their self-proclaimed superiority and the need for more government workers and bureaucrats; i.e. employ more Progressives.

Governmental debt, the people’s debt, is the most serious challenges now facing the United States.  Further efforts to kick this can down the road will make a very serious problem irresolvable.

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Liberal Era Klein Pans the Constitution, Saying it Was Written 100 years Ago

Posted by Steve Markowitz on January 1, 2011

As we start the New Year it is comforting (disconcerting) to realize that uniformed Progressives remain uninformed.  One the Left’s start bloggers helped drive this point home on MSNBC last week.  The network’s Leftist commentator, Norah O’Donnell, begins by remarking how unusual it is that Republicans are starting the new session of Congress by reading the Constitution.  Imaging the gall of the GOP invoking such a radical document to guide them in the coming year!

Then, in an effort to legitimize MSNBC’s assertion that reading the Constitution is somehow blasphemy, O’Donnell brings in network contributor editor and staff writer for the Washington Post, Ezra Klein.  He merely took O’Donnell’s radical assertion and made it idiotic.  First, Klein intimates that the Constitution has no binding power on anything”.  Then proving how little Klein knows about the Constitution, he says “the text is confusing because it was written more than 100 years ago”.

Mr. Klein, given that you are off on the Constitution’s origin date buy over 100 years, it is doubtful that you even took the time to read the document.  But that should not surprise anyone.  You are the same gentleman that accused Senator Joe Lieberman of being “willing to cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people in order to settle an old electoral score“.

Klein has proved to be a uniformed knucklehead.  As for a network that would look to Klein for intellectual guidance, they are merely supplying entertainment for their Progressive constituents.  Those that drink from the Kool-Aid seem to enjoy this gibberish.

 

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Tax Deal Ignores Fundamental Problem Facing America

Posted by Steve Markowitz on December 7, 2010

President Obama and Congress have come up with a “compromise” tax deal for the next couple of years.  With it, Christmas has come early with tax breaks for just about all.  The agreement includes the following provisions:

  • Tax rates remain the same as implemented by George W. Bush during his first term.
  • Reduction in social security taxes for one year from 6% to 4% for salaries up to $100,000.
  • Estate tax rate goes back to 35%, with a $5 million exemption.
  • Unemployment benefits extended 13 months for a total of three years.
  • Tax credits remain for people who don’t pay taxes.

The compromise offers s benefits to nearly every American, rich and poor, guarantee buy-in from the politicians and people themselves.  The elixirs included in this tax deal will make just about all happy; all except the next generation of Americans who have to pay the bills.

While most cost estimates from Washington are unreliable, they currently estimate that this tax deal will add $1 trillion to the national debt.  In other words the gifts to be handed out by the government will be purchased on credit, the same irresponsible behavior that consumers and businesses used that created this recession in the first place.

This tax deal is an ominous sign.  Republicans were given control of Congress in part due to the backing of the Tea Party who protested out-of-control spending in Washington.  Now, even before the new Republicans have taken office, the GOP was an integral part of a deal that will once again significantly increase the national deficit.

The greatest danger that the United States faces in the long-term is our deficit and its growth through unsustainable entitlement programs.  However, the politicians continue to give lip service to this issue.  This dereliction of duty continues because deficit reduction will be painful to the country as a whole.  Like drug addiction, withdrawal from excessive debt will be painful and will require a “cold-turkey” approach.  It is this reality that politicians will not share with the People.

Addressing the nation’s huge deficit will require sacrifice.  It will require cuts in every-day government programs, as well as the two monster entitlements, Social Security and Medicare.  Yes, it will also require higher taxes.  All parts of society benefited from the credit card orgy that occurred in the 1990’s and first half of this decade.  All must participate in paying for the hangover.

The deal tax made in Washington ignores the reality of the debt-bomb the Country is sitting on.  Sooner or later the bomb will go off, irrespective of Washington’s kick the can down the road approached.

 

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Defensiveness From the Left

Posted by Steve Markowitz on November 2, 2010

Today, Blog reader Dave took exception to our posting of October 27 titled New York Times Poll Defines those Obama Calles “Enemies”.  The exchange is lively and enlightening as it shows that even as the American people are rejecting Obamaism, the hard Left is unapologetic.  Should President Obama react in the same defensive manner, he will be a one-term president.

Dave said:

It’s ok for you to call someone a “whackco” while complaining about name calling?  What a joke.

And how is it ok for you to lie? Obama isn’t calling “the electorate” an enemy. He is calling the GOP an enemy. Which they are.

Blog says:

Dave,

Thanks for your comments.  But I must disagree.

When I call someone a “whackco”, I’m just a private citizen with an opinion.  When the President calls a large part of the people he is supposed to represent “enemies”, he does a disservice to himself and the Country.  If you cannot see the difference, we will have to just agree to disagree.

As to your comment that “Obama isn’t calling “the electorate” enemy.  He is calling the GOP an enemy”, that is a circular negative.  Given the likely outcome of today’s elections, these two groups are mostly one and the same.  You are falling into the same trap that Obama and friends fell into as the polls started heading south last year.  Ignoring the will of the people is a major reason for the trouncing that is about to occur at the polls today.

Power to the people.

 

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John Boehner in the Crosshairs

Posted by Steve Markowitz on September 24, 2010

Jim forwarded a story this morning from the New York Post about rumors floating about relating to the possibility that House Republican leader John Boehner may have had (have) an affair with a Washington lobbyist.  If true, the Republicans should force Boehner to relinquish his leadership post immediately.  If false, Boehner should be able to but he rumor to “bed” (no pun intended) just as quickly.

This is an opportunity for Republicans to demonstrate that they mean business in holding our elected officials to higher standards, or that they will conduct business as usual if given power.  Yes, this could be a defining moment for the GOP.

From Jim:

It looks like the NY Times has a story ready alleging a sex scandal for John Boehner.  I have no idea if this is true or not, but if Boehner if dumb enough to have an affair he deserves to be exposed.

What I find disgusting is the fact that “the Times is looking for the right time to drop the story in October to sway the election.”  Why is an ostensibly neutral media outlet trying to time a story in order to inflect the maximum political damage?  Aren’t they just supposed to report the news.

This reminds me of the manufactured outrage the media whipped up around the Mark Foley sex scandal in 2006.  For all of their hand wringing about trying to protect the young people who work as Congressional Pages, the reporter who broke the story just before the election had learned about the scandal back in May of 2006.  So what was more important; protecting young people or inflicting political damage?

Boehner – From the NY Post

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Cynthia Tucker; Another Progressive Racist

Posted by Steve Markowitz on July 5, 2010

It has become apparent that the greatest threat from racism, anti-Semitism and anti-feminism in recent decades comes from the Progressive Left.  Almost on a daily basis some Progressive comes out with a public pronouncement of their bigoted beliefs.

Just a few weeks ago it was Progressive White House reporter Helen Thomas who suggested that Jews need to get out of Israel and go back to Poland and Germany where their parents were gassed.  This week Progressive reporter from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Cynthia Tucker, came out of the closet.  In an interview with ABC’s Jake Tapper during “This Week” the discussion was GOP Chairman Michael Steele. Here are two of Tucker’s comments:

  • Michael Steele “is a self-aggrandizing, gaffe-prone incompetent who would have been fired a long time ago were he not black.”
  • The irony is that he never would have been voted in as Chairman of the Republican Party were he not black“.

Typical of racists, Ms. Tucker does not focus Michael Steele and whether or not he should leave his position.  That would be legitimate debate that Progressives try to avoid in discussions.  No, Ms. Tucker focuses on the color of Steele’s skin.  Just imagine the outcry if someone suggested the same of President Obama when he makes errors, of which there have been many.

Noel Sheppard of www.NewsBusters.org makes an especially cogent point of Tucker’s racist rant:

“Yet there’s a potentially even more striking hypocrisy here: didn’t Tucker with her accusation admit that some incompetent black people are hired exclusively because of the color of their skin, and they don’t get fired for exactly the same reason?  As such, wasn’t Tucker accidentally making a case AGAINST affirmative action?”

The answer Noel is “of course”.  However, the anger and hate for some on the Left are so powerful that it blinds them from logic.

The strongest hate from the Left is reserved for women and people of color that disagree with the Progressive views.  This further proof of the cancer growing within the Progressive movement.

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Alan Mollohan, West Virginia Democrat’s Defeat Means More Change

Posted by Steve Markowitz on May 21, 2010

Alan Mollohan, West Virginia Democrat’s Defeat Means More Change

Alan Mollohan, a Democrat from West Virginia was defeated earlier this month in his primary race.  In keeping with the growing voter discontent with the Obama Administration and politicians in general, West Virginian voters said “no mas” to Mr. Mollohan.  This is quite remarkable given that Mollohan received 61% of the popular vote just four years earlier.

The victor, state senator Mike Oliverio, ran on a more conservative platform.  This plus the fact that there are ethics questions relating to Mollohan’s increased personal wealth while in office, sealed Oliverio’s victory.

The mainstream media gave a lot of press to the Republican Robert Bennett’s loss in the Utah primary.  This matched the false narrative they try to create for the GOP and Tea Party movement as being radical and out of touch.  This same press mentioned little of Mollohan’s loss because it points to America’s discontent with Progressives and their overreach of power and spending.

Irrespective of the media’s dereliction of duty, the winds of change are blowing and America is starting to speak.  It feels as if we have passed an important topping point in American politics.

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