A wall on the border won’t work, they say, but the Democrats erect a four-mile long, eight-feet high fence in Philly around the site of their convention, the Wells Fargo Center, aptly named given their big business friendly duo of Hillary & Kaine.
President Obama knows how to talk.
“I think it’s fair to say that — during the course of my presidency — I have bent over backwards to work with the Republican Party. And have purposely kept my rhetoric down,” he recently told CNBC.
This is at odds with his current stand though.
“We will not negotiate . . . ”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has reiterated that point again and again, refusing to compromise. He doesn’t even want to talk about it.
“There’s no need for conversations,” Reid said.
Rand Paul set up a little coffee get-together. He invited every senator. Rather than show up, his effort at bipartisanship was mocked.
So who’s to blame for the budget impasse?
An acquaintance of mine, a Northeastern liberal who when we first met was a lukewarm Republican, has left moderation behind and become one of the leftists forever parroting Democratic talking points, ever since being indoctrinated at college. Recently he posted a link to The Huffington Post, one of his favorite sites I hazard to guess, since he re-posts so much of their material.
A college student — a gentleman cited by Senator Cruz during his 21-hour non-filibuster filibuster on the Senate floor — emboldened by his new minor celebrity status, went on camera to challenge the Republican quackery.
He recounts the story for us. He made some rather strange claims.
“A friend of mine called me the next morning as I was on the way to an optometrist appointment . . . ‘While Ted Cruz was talking . . . he mentioned your name.’ And I said, ‘Well, that’s funny. I’m heading to an appointment I can only go to because of Obamacare.’”
This really got me going. I sent off a public reply to my acquaintance and his liberal friends.
“What a stupid example. How can someone be a beneficiary of a law that has not yet been implemented? Enrollment starts on Oct. 1 and actual coverage begins on Jan. 1 of next year. He disagrees with Cruz, big deal.”
Of course, I could not just leave it there. I did some poking around. Vision plans for adults, including optometry and optometrists, are not a part of Obamacare.
His story is so full of holes. MSNBC is airing this garbage?!
*!@#%~ idiot. ‘I was on the way to an optometrist appointment . . . an appointment I can only go to because of Obamacare.’ Besides the fact that coverage does not begin until January 2014, vision plans are excluded from the healthcare exchanges. I know that fact checking is so damn bothersome, but come on! MSNBC, what a joke. Sean, you should be ashamed of yourself for posting such propaganda. You are a college grad with a brain! Whatever happened to critical thinking and investigation?”
In the past my corrupted friend has removed embarrassing material from Facebook, after I have called him out and shown how inaccurate it is. Now he appears to have done just this, again. I cannot find his original post. But knowing him, his tendency to remove posts that are replete with factual errors, I saved copies of my comments.
Sadly, he is now a card-carrying Democrat, a flaming liberal, and proud adherent of the Obama personality cult. So is Connelly of Rutgers. It is actually kinda scary and very sad.
The trial of a man, Floyd Corkins, for shooting up the offices of the Family Research Council, the FRC, and planning to massacre as many as possible inside has exposed the hypocrisy of the Left, though you aren’t likely to hear much about it. A complacent and complicit media is to thank for that. Unlike many previous incidents in the recent past, this attack was politically-motivated.
“After years of insisting that conservatives were the hateful ones, the attack at FRC was an inconvenient storyline for a media bent on hiding where the real intolerance lies.”
I used to think highly of the Southern Poverty Law Center. That was before I knew much about the group and its founder.
How can anyone be against an anti-racist organization?
While doing research for a role in a play, I poked around the site. I didn’t know much about Neo-Nazis and Skinheads, so I wanted to learn. To my surprise, conservative political and church groups were included beside these knuckleheads. People who think that homosexuality is a sin are grouped together with white supremacists and conspiracy nuts.
At the time, the list included the group Watchmen on the Wall, a network of pastors, some of who I knew, and know, personally. (Contrary to what you may have heard or read, Hutch is not a homo-bashing, Bible-thumpin’ Neanderthal. Elton John did indeed make it out of Rush’s wedding alive and well.)
Unfortunately, led by political hacks, the SPLC has become a blatantly partisan organization. It’s tax exempt status should be revoked. The SPLC preaches tolerance while refusing to follow it. You’d think Mike Malloy was running the place.
“Corkins . . . had been given a license to perpetrate this act of violence by groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) which has recklessly labeled every organization with which they disagree a ‘hate group.’”
Even lawyers with Obama’s Justice Department concur.
“ . . . in federal court, prosecutors explained that . . . FBI evidence verifies the fact that Corkins was inspired by SPLC to target [FRC] . . . ”
Quoting directly from the prosecutors:
“He was a political activist and considered the FRC a lobbying group. He committed the shooting for political reasons. He had identified the FRC as an anti-gay organization on the Southern Poverty Law Center Website.”
The Family Research Council wasn’t the only conservative group targeted.
“ . . . Corkins had other social conservative groups on his hit-list.”
The names of other groups included on the list were not made available by the prosecution, although I am hoping the information was passed on to these folks.
It all comes down to “holding beliefs contrary to or advocating against gay marriage.”
“Corkins confessed to Judge Richard Roberts that he hoped to intimidate gay rights opponents . . . he intended to ‘kill as many as possible and smear the Chick-fil-A sandwiches in victims’ faces.’”
Despite the attack, a “hate map” is still prominently featured on the SPLC website. The FRC is still categorized as a hate group and labeled as anti-gay.
“The bottom line is that the Southern Poverty Law Center . . . is dangerous and driven by an anti-Christian animus. Their leaders are inciting hatred . . . ”
Why doesn’t the Southern Poverty Law Center add the Boy Scouts, the Mormons, any traditional Protestant church, to their maps and lists?
I don’t support gay marriage. I don’t support civil unions. Does that make me a bigot?
Do I deserve to be targeted by radical leftists with guns? Should I be killed for such a belief?