Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Rules for the Right: Rick Perry and the Aga Khan

WND: "Rick Perry's dangerous Muslim compromise"

(...) cause for deep concern is an apparently close relationship Perry has fostered over the years with a Muslim leader know as "His Highness" Prince Shah Karim Al-Husayni, the Aga Khan IV. Al-Husayni is the spiritual leader of the Shiite sect of Nizari Ismaili Muslims. Nizaris, a group with roughly 18 million adherents, believe that Al-Husayni is both the physical and spiritual descendant of Islam's prophet, Muhammad. Nizaris refer to Al-Husayni with such grandiose titles as the Imām-I-Zaman (Imam of the Age) and "the Face of Allah." (...) According to the Austin American-Statesman, Perry met Al-Husayni while vacationing with his family in Paris in 2000. In 2002, at a dinner in Houston hosted by Al-Husayni, Perry spoke glowingly of his new friend. Since this time, Perry has continued to attend various Nizari Ismaili Muslim events and by several accounts has become a close friend of Al-Husayni and the Nizari Muslim community. (...) >>>

Oct. 26, 2011

Dems now officially in panic mode...gird your loins, it's getting dangerous -

CNN: "What should the White House do? Panic!", by James Carville

Editor's note: James Carville is a Democratic strategist who serves as a political contributor for CNN, appearing frequently on CNN's "The Situation Room" as well as other programs on all CNN networks. Carville remains active in Democratic politics and is a party fundraiser.

People often ask me what advice I would give the White House about various things. Today I was mulling over election results from New York and Nevada while thinking about that very question. What should the White House do now? One word came to mind: Panic. We are far past sending out talking points. Do not attempt to dumb it down. We cannot stand any more explanations. Have you talked to any Democratic senators lately? I have. It's pretty damn clear they are not happy campers. This is what I would say to President Barack Obama: The time has come to demand a plan of action that requires a complete change from the direction you are headed. I don't know how else to break this down. Simply put (...) >>>

Sept. 15, 2011

101 marketing 2012 -

Hillbuzz: "Top 10 Things You Need to Know About the Tampa, Florida Republican Debate September 12th, 2011"

For those of you who missed last night’s GOP presidential debate in Tampa, Florida, the woman and men who’ve declared their candidacies so far exchanged barbs and raised important issues you need to know about. Here’s a live blog transcript of the debate as it happened if you want to read the full thing. If not, Kevin DuJan of has prepared a summary of the Top Ten Important Things You Need to Know About the Tampa, Florida GOP Debate. (...) Jon Huntsman’s only role in these debates is to attack both Rick Perry and Mittens Romneycare. Weirdly, Huntsman decided to dress almost exactly like Perry and Mittens too, trying to make the three of them indistinguishable. Jon Huntsman is a Democrat operative who, at this stage of the process, is pretending to be a Republican candidate for president. His marching orders from the Obama White House are to essentially be the voice of Obama on the debate stages, channeling what Obama would say negatively about Perry and Mittens. I’m not aware of Huntsman even acknowledging the existence of the other people on the stage. Huntsman is also there to propagate the lie that the only Republicans who can win in 2012 are “moderates”…you know, like John McCain and Mittens Romneycare. This is something the agenda-driven media and the Left have been very successful in brainwashing conservatives with — this lie that for a Republican to win he or she must be Democrat-lite. That’s actually a lie, because the public wants the clear choice and easy contrast running a true conservative against an obvious Leftist will bring.

Think of it in terms of the cola wars, with conservatives being Coke and Leftists being Pepsi (complete with creepy new logo patterned after the Obama ’08 “O of Mordor”. Shoppers want to choose between Coke and Pepsi, and more people in America are naturally inclined to drink Coke, on a cultural level, no matter how much the media and Hollywood celebrities go on about Pepsi. So, to win things for Pepsi, the agenda-driven media convinces foolish shopkeepers to stock RC Cola and Pepsi, but leave Coke off the shelves. Shoppers don’t really know what RC Cola is, and even though they’ve never been big Pepsi drinkers, they put Pepsi in their carts because it’s the more clearly defined and better-branded option. Then, the agenda-driven media uses this as a talking point to convince other store owners to stop stocking Coke…because, hey, lookit, all those people bought the Pepsi! But — the point is they wouldn’t have if only the Coke had been available.

Mittens Romneycare is anthropomorphized RC Cola walking around in a plastic man suit.
Huntsman’s goal is to convince foolish Republican primary voters that RC Cola is the best thing the GOP can stock on the shelves alongside ObamaPepsi. If he fails in this, Huntsman’s next goal is to run as an independent candidate to spoil the race so the Republican vote is diluted enough for ObamaPepsi to win even if the Cocktail Party’s defeated and a huge tanker truck full of Coke Classic rolls onto the ballot from a factory in Alaska. If you don’t see Huntsman for what he truly is, and what he’s up to in all this, then I wonder what it is you’ve been drinking entirely. (...) >>>

Sept. 13, 2011

Positive 2012 prospects -

WSJ: "The 2012 Electoral Math Looks Good for the GOP", by Karl Rove

The number 270 will come to dominate almost every waking moment for the Obama re-election high command in Chicago—as well as for their counterparts in the headquarters of the GOP nominee next year. Two hundred seventy is the number of Electoral College votes needed to win the White House. Strategists on both sides will obsess on how to cobble together enough states to reach that total.

Since the 2008 election, 18 states have experienced a change in their number of electoral votes because of the decennial census. Some (mostly red ones) have gained electoral votes and some (mostly blue) have lost electoral votes. John McCain would have closed the gap by 14 electoral votes in 2008 if the contest had been run under the 2012 Electoral College distribution. (...) >>>

May 5, 2011

The use of rumors, gossip in popularity -

RedState: "President Obama’s Birth Certificate: Why Now?", by Melissa Clouthier

To answer any question economic, foreign policy or political regarding President Obama one must only answer one question: What is good for Obama? President Obama coughed up his birth certificate today. So, the question is: How is this good for Obama? It has been my view that the “birther” issue turned bad for President Obama some time before the latest round in the press brought the issue to a head.

Here’s the thing about rumors: If people like you, they won’t believe even the most vicious gossip. Like a besotted lover, who refuses to see faults, a political supporter will just see all rainbows and bunnies. When people start to dislike you, though, they’ll believe every spurious and outrageous claim. Why? Because they’re looking for evidence to support their changed belief.

Americans are looking for evidence to support their changed belief about President Obama. (...) >>>

Apr 28, 2011

When you aren't Nudged, you're probably being Delphied into submission -

"The Delphi Technique — What Is It?"

The Delphi Technique was originally conceived as a way to obtain the opinion of experts without necessarily bringing them together face to face. In recent times, however, it has taken on an all new meaning and purpose. In Educating for the New World Order by B. Eakman, the reader finds reference upon reference for the need to preserve the illusion that there is "…lay, or community, participation (in the decision-making process), while lay citizens were, in fact, being squeezed out." The Delphi Technique is the method being used to squeeze citizens out of the process, effecting a left-wing take over of the schools.

A specialized use of this technique was developed for teachers, the "Alinsky Method" (ibid, p.123). The setting or group is, however, immaterial; the point is that people in groups tend to share a certain knowledge base and display certain identifiable characteristics (known as group dynamics). This allows for a special application of a basic technique. (...) >>>

Feb. 27, 2011

Never forget! -

David Limbaugh is stressing that the Left tying the Arizona shooting to Palin's and Tea Party's martial rhetoric is a conscious tactic by Democrat strategists. A compilation of Leftist hypocrisy can't hurt these pages. Lest we forget -
by Michael Ramirez

Bernard Goldberg: "Feudin’ and a-Fussin’", by Burt Prelutsky

When you saw the lengths to which the left went in their attempt to connect loony Jared Loughner to Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and/or the Tea Party, the surprise is that they never thought to connect the dots between Charles Manson and Barry Goldwater or Jeffrey Dahmer and Ronald Reagan.

Even though it was obvious that Loughner was as crazy as a bedbug and as political as a beanbag, it didn’t stop the likes of Dick Durbin, Paul Krugman, Steny Hoyer, Charles Rangel, Al Sharpton or Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, from trying to turn him into the poster boy for the Republican party.

As scurrilous as that was, what made it even more reprehensible is that those on the left never condemn the words or deeds of those who carry the water for the Democrats. Nobody, after all, has to sit around and wait for someone who just might be a Republican to display his hateful side. All a conservative has to do is visit the Huffington Post, the Daily Kos or tune in MSNBC any night of the week.

When Democrats accuse Republicans of hateful speech, you might notice that they never supply specific examples. On the other hand, Steny Hoyer (D-MD) made this generalization about millions of Tea Party members: “My presumption is that they have unhappy families.” (...) >>>

Jan. 12, 2011

The Republican Presidential runners -

Mitt Romney Central: "GOP Presidential Power Rankings – December Edition"

Welcome to the first edition of the Gundy Power Rankings for the GOP Presidential Race – compiled by myself (Nate) along with my brothers Luke and Aaron. Yes, this is mostly for fun as we don’t consider ourselves as expert pundits. We’re just average Joes with an opinion and we’re going to lay it out for you. You can agree or disagree with us all you want – just remember we’re entitled to our own opinions. Here goes (...) >>>

Dec. 23, 2010

Partisan relativism - In another day and age this was called opportunism. Amoral pragmatists love this kind of stuff - no labels! What they're saying is, we are nothing or we are anything we want to be, whatever is expedient. So don't plaster us with an identity. But actually, it's a trap to blur the line of separation between the successful, outspoken Tea Party movement on the one hand, and RINOs and others of the Ruling party elite on the other. They are positioning themselves in the middle as the 'reasonable alternative' to the Tea Party, while they are actually the opposite. Also watch those who express a disgust for the left/right dichotomy. It's the same crowd -

Right Side News: "No Labels and No Principles"

It's fitting that No Labels, the new group launched by liberal Republicans and not very conservative Democrats, kicked off with Mayor Bloomberg, a liberal who ran as a Republican, because the Democratic line was already taken. (...) Peel away the generic wrapping and the plagiarized artwork, and No Labels turns out to be another Coffee Party wannabe, another pathetic attempt by leading Democrats to create an alternative to the Tea Party movement, this time based on generic anti-party sentiment. They dressed up their tranny transparty movement with a few liberal Republicans, most of whom have already lost an election. Some who were never Republicans. But the content is still missing. What is the transparty movement actually addressing, besides the discomfort that politicians have with being forced to identify their positions ahead of time, instead of just campaigning on a lot of money? (...) >>>

Dec. 14, 2010

Dems unleash their attack dogs -

Joseph Gallant: #TEAPARTY #PATRIOTS The Left Attack Dogs on Twitter Wars - Hire Thugs!"

They can Crash and Harm your computer, this is serious dirty politics in the new era of cyber warfare.

Thanks to some Teaparty Patriots loyal contributor of Video and Post - Must See - On what I have been Warning Everyone about on my blog near Election Time on TwitterWars of Words?

The Democrats Hire Twitter-Thugs - Please Watch and Block these clever thugs off your list of followers: (Video) via @youtube

TwitterGate Update: Neal Rauhauser Switches Account to 'Protected' Status:

Read My Blog Post "Teaparty Patriots Beware of "The Left Harassment & Hackers" on Patriotic Resistance: (...) >>>

Oct. 12, 2010

Miss me yet? Must read -

Telegraph: "A presidency on the verge of a nervous breakdown: 5 key reasons why Barack Obama’s future looks increasingly bleak", by Nile Gardiner

Forget the myth of an Obama recovery. The past week has been disastrous for the White House and America’s increasingly disillusioned Left. No wonder the angry and desperate Vice President Joe Biden is talking about “playing hell” if his party suffers defeat in November.
Here are five reasons why the Obama presidency’s outlook is getting significantly worse, not better: (...) >>>

Oct. 10, 2010

Pathetic! The SEO 'Google bomb' - More on NRO The Corner on the SEO 'Google bomb' -

Examiner: "Lie, cheat and steal 2010: Liberals plan to doctor search engines against GOP", by Robert Moon

The far left fanatics at the Daily Kos have announced their plan to rig Internet search engines against Republicans during the final two weeks of Election 2010, by frivolously posting links anywhere and everywhere on line to stories that hurt them most--thereby driving them to the top of the search results list and drowning out the entire other side of the story. (...) >>>

Oct. 9, 2010

Book club - Another great addition to the library ...

Oct. 3, 2010

The Republicans have heard the call of Libertarians and Conservatives of the Tea Party - can you hear us now? -

Weekly Standard: "Text of New Republican "Pledge to America" Released"

Jay Cost argues in this week's issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD that the "real worth" of the Republicans' 1994 Contract with America "was in governing, not electioneering." The same could be said of the House Republicans new governing agenda, a copy of which is now making the rounds.

The entire "Pledge to America," which will be formally unveiled tomorrow, weighs in at almost 8,000 words with its foreword, supporting facts, and agenda items (read the full document here). But if you really just want to get down to what the GOP is actually promising to do, see the specific agenda items below (...) >>>

Sept.23, 2010

Clinton deconstructs Liberty, Bachmann -

Clinton: the philosophy of Liberty is just a 'narrative' and really the Tea Party message "that Barack Obama represents the spearhead of this vast socialist conspiracy to have government swallow up the fabric of American life and he’s going to crush our individualism, and our freedom, and the vitality of small business ... They tell us that they represent America the way it used to be, self-reliant, virtuous individuals and small businesses. And the truth is, what they want to do is dismantle government so corporations, big corporations will control our destiny." - alternate: race card - class war fare - race card - class war fare (but I repeat myself) -

Salon: "Clinton's warning: Tea Party is a corporate front"

As Tea Party activists celebrated their upset triumph in Delaware, Bill Clinton showed up in Minneapolis to support the Democrat challenging the insurgent Republican movement’s favorite member of Congress: Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., the founder of the Congressional Tea Party Caucus.

At a late-night fundraiser for state Sen. Tarryl Clark, Clinton described Bachmann as the epitome of a trend he regards as profoundly dangerous to the nation’s future. "Your opponent," he told Clark, "is the ultimate example of putting ideology over evidence." (...) >>>

Sept. 10, 2010

Operation "Restoring Honor" -

"Restoring Honor" Home Page - on Facebook - Quick Links

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This article in the 'staunch' right-wing media outlet NewsMax proves that even the right has taken on a false, left-wing consciousness: the right - believing in color blindness - could hardly care that the 'vast crowd' was 'predominantly white' -

NewsMax: "Beck Says US Has 'Wandered in Darkness' Too Long"

Conservative commentator Glenn Beck and tea party champion Sarah Palin appealed Saturday to a vast, predominantly white crowd on the National Mall to help restore traditional American values and honor Martin Luther King's message. Civil rights leaders who accused the group of hijacking King's legacy held their own rally and march.

While Beck billed his event as nonpolitical, activists from around the nation said their show of strength was a clear sign that they can make a difference in the country's future and that they want a government that will listen and unite. (...) >>>

Aug 29, 2010

The culture war in terms of classes - FEATURE - In these pages we usually make an ideological or a philosophical distinction, referring to the two camps as Left versus Right, relativist versus absolutist, or subjectivist versus objectivist. Here it is defined in terms of classes: the Ruling Class versus the Country Class -

The American Spectator: "America's Ruling Class -- And the Perils of Revolution", by Angelo M. Codevilla

(...) America's ruling class speaks the language and has the tastes, habits, and tools of bureaucrats. It rules uneasily over the majority of Americans not oriented to government. The two classes have less in common culturally, dislike each other more, and embody ways of life more different from one another than did the 19th century's Northerners and Southerners -- nearly all of whom, as Lincoln reminded them, "prayed to the same God."

By contrast, while most Americans pray to the God "who created and doth sustain us," our ruling class prays to itself as "saviors of the planet" and improvers of humanity. Our classes' clash is over "whose country" America is, over what way of life will prevail, over who is to defer to whom about what.

(...) aggressive, intolerant secularism is the moral and intellectual basis of the ruling class's claim to rule, resistance to that rule, whether to the immorality of economic subsidies and privileges, or to the violation of the principle of equal treatment under equal law, or to its seizure of children's education, must deal with secularism's intellectual and moral core. This lies beyond the boundaries of politics as the term is commonly understood. (...) >>>

Jul 17, 2010

Beware of the Libertarian rift - Trouble brewing with the Libertarian/Objectivist moral aversion to coercion. But they need to realize that self-defense is a moral imperative. If values and the innocent aren't protected the result is anarchy and nihilism -

The Daily Beast: "The War That Will Split the GOP", by John Avlon

Michael Steele pulled back the curtain on an old debate in Republican circles: How isolationist should the GOP be? (...) It exposed the growing influence of a grassroots neo-isolationist movement that is springing up as a backlash to both Presidents Bush and Obama, while reviving an old debate thought long-dead within the Republican Party between the isolationists and the internationalists. (...) >>>

Jul 8, 2010

The Democrat battle plan for 11/2010: "teabagger" -

American Thinker: "Deep Cover at Organizing for America", by Jed Skillman

Democrats are already gearing up. They can't wait for the November elections to arrive. One of the Chicago blogs I check into, Marathon Pundit, ran an interesting post this weekend. I don't want to mention the writer's name and risk blowing his cover, but due to a DNC computer glitch, he received an invitation to attend an Organizing for America "training session" in Evanston, Illinois. Well, what have we here? (...) That's their plan. That's it. That, and the phrase "teabagger." (...) >>>

May 11, 2010

Assigned reading for the true debater -

PJM: "Defending Glenn Beck", by David Solway

(...) An argument is made up of three components: evidence, inference (or deduction), and judgment. And in any argument there can be many a slip ‘twixt the evidence and the inference, or the inference and the judgment. No one is saying that Beck is immune to forensic slippage. But if the facts are right and the inference is sound, then the conclusions are correct. This is why his many detractors, in trying to negate his arguments, will invariably attack his conclusions — and of course the man who arrived at them — while refusing to deal with the facts on which they are based or the inferences which issue in a judgment.

These critics, almost exclusively on the left, employ what we might call an anti-extrapolation strategy, that is, they proceed as if Beck had nothing to extrapolate from except his own “sick fantasies,” as if he were inventing arguments ex nihilo, weaving a tapestry whose threads are made out of glitter dust and synaptic orts and figments.

Thus we are regaled with Whoopi Goldberg’s probing observation that Beck “is a lying sack of dog mess,” Roseanne Barr’s definitive assessment that “Glenn Beck is … a ‘death lover’,” Keith Olbermann’s frenetic denunciation that “only in his wildest dreams could an actual suicide bomber hope to do as much damage to this country as Glenn Beck does every day,” Discover Magazine’s lame tu quoque, “Glenn Beck is an idiot,” or Joe Klein’s ludicrous accusation that Beck is “close to being seditious,” among others. Notice how no one deigns to contest the facts or query the inferential arc. (...) Beck’s contentions are fully backed up by the weights and measures of extensive research. (...)

Given that the facts are well-attested, the only valid critique of Arguing with Idiots would have to focus on the middle stage of the discursive structure, namely inference or deduction, and show that it fails to connect the fact to the judgment. They would have to show that Beck has committed a variant of the error that philosophers call the “fallacy of the undistributed middle.” But I am not aware of any reviewer who has succeeded in the effort nor do I believe that Beck has faltered, except occasionally, in this respect. (...) >>>

Apr 30, 2010

The Obama plans for a heated fall ... not, says Moe Lane: "President Obama concedes loss of House in 2010" -

Examiner: "Obama reveals 2010 election strategy", by Robert Moon

In yet another sign of what a total massacre Election 2010 is shaping up to be for Democrats, Obama sent out a message to the party base on Monday announcing that their entire strategy this year will revolve around using three agonizingly tired DNC tactics (...) >>>

Apr 27, 2010

A view of conservatism from the left hand side - This is fun! Either the leftist press is completely stupid or else must have taken up residence in a parallel universe. But there's another possibility: that they're purposely trying to paint a picture of Conservatives that is highly warped and completely divorced from reality. It's no coincidence that the anti Tea Party narrative of "arrogant mobs that talk angry and reek of xenophobia (code for 'racism')" is transfered 1o1 to the British Tories in their losing role of "the nasty party". It is funny how they try to take hold of the debate and steer the outcome in the direction of choice -

PJM: "No Comparison Between British Tories and American Conservatives", by Mike McNally

Defending David Frum against attacks from fellow conservatives, Anne Applebaum suggested in a recent Washington Post column that Republicans should take a leaf from the book of their ideological cousins in Britain’s Conservative Party. She specifically referred to the changes in policy and, more importantly, attitude required to make the GOP an electoral force again.

Applebaum claims that, after losing power to Tony Blair’s New Labor in 1997, the Tories were confined to the political wilderness because they “ran two angry campaigns that reeked of xenophobia.”She implies that Republicans will suffer a similar fate if they continue to embrace “radical right-wing talk-show rhetoric” and move too far to the right. (...) >>>

Apr 20, 2010

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