15 May 2013

IRS Official Supervising Tea Party Scrutiny Fast Tracked Obama’s Brother’s Charity Application

By |May 15th, 2013|The Blog|0 Comments|

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Probably nothing to see here:

Lois Lerner, the senior IRS official at the center of the decision to target tea party groups for burdensome tax scrutiny, signed paperwork granting tax-exempt status to the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a shady charity headed by the president’s half-brother that operated illegally for years.

According to the organization’s filings, Lerner approved the foundation’s tax status within a month of filing, an unprecedented timeline that stands in stark contrast to conservative organizations that have been waiting for more than three years, in some cases, for approval.

Lerner also appears to have broken with the norms of tax-exemption approval by granting retroactive tax-exempt status to Malik Obama’s organization.

In her defense, she’s not good at math, or something:

31 Jul 2012

Ted Cruz Wins in Texas! Tea Party Says, “IT’S NOT ABOUT WHO’S LEFT, BUT WHO’S NEXT!”

By |July 31st, 2012|The Blog|1 Comment|

One of the folks I got to meet last Thursday at FreePAC won big tonight as the Tea Party shows the stories of their demise are greatly exaggerated:

Former state solicitor general Ted Cruz, a tea party-aligned conservative once regarded as a long-shot candidate, has won the Republican runoff in Texas, where he will be the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate in the November election. The Associated Press has called the race for Cruz over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. Cruz will be a heavy favorite over Democratic nominee Paul Sadler, who also won a runoff on Tuesday.
Cruz, an emerging conservative star whose father emigrated to the United States from Cuba, has drawn comparisons to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and has been lauded by national conservative political pundits and groups for over a year. His victory is a major blow to the Republican establishment in Texas, which lined up squarely behind Dewhurst. It’s also a victory for the tea party and national conservatives who lined up behind Cruz even when a surprise win appeared unlikely.

Cruz’s win is a remarkable political feat and arguably the Senate upset of the cycle.

It bears repeating:

His victory is a major blow to the Republican establishment…

Not just in Texas. Everywhere.

As Goldberg used to say:

25 Jun 2012

Maxine Waters Challenges Tea Party To A Fight

By |June 25th, 2012|The Blog|4 Comments|

Before a friendly crowd, leftist Rep. Maxine Waters stood and proclaimed when she woke in the morning, she was ready to fight:

During her speech at the 5th annual House District 7 Unity Dinner, she accused Republicans of attacking President Obama any chance they get.

“We cannot allow the opportunities that America stands for to be eroded by those who simply want to bring this president down,” she said.

She was cheered when she said, “After a good night sleep, I wake up the next day, and I say, ‘Come on, Tea Party, let’s get it on.’”

First off…

I assume you mean physically, because if it’s a battle of brains, you’re pitifully unarmed.

That’s right. #WarOnWomen.

It isn’t personal, Maxine. It’s ideological. I’m not a communist sympathizer.

You are.

And your logic is flawed. Your assumption is, we just want to bring the President down.

That’s not our goal. Our goal is to bring the entire leftist complex down. Pull it out by its roots so that no one like you or your president can ever preach class warfare drivel to a glassy-eyed audience who, like zombies controlled by necromancer, shuffle off to a polling booth and elect another radical to a position of authority.

Our goals are much larger than one man.

At least mine are. I don’t think I’m alone.

Am I?

8 May 2012

Tea Party Collects Another Scalp: Lugar Loses Indiana Primary

By |May 8th, 2012|The Blog|2 Comments|

Sending a warning shot across the bow of any incumbent, primary voters in Indiana told 36 year Senator Dick Lugar to go home:

1 Dec 2011

If the Tea Party = the KKK, Then Obama = Hitler

By |December 1st, 2011|The Blog|0 Comments|

There is some brouhaha about a gun companies advertisement that places President Obama on the same plane as Josef Stalin and Adolf Hitler.

USAAmmo states that “tyranny is knocking down the doors of American cities daily” and that Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and other gun control advocates “are secretly conspiring American Citizens of the right to bear arms.”

Trace Williams, director of operations for USAAmmo, defended the ad that was emailed Monday. He told CBS Washington that “Obama and his various czars are infringing on the rights of Americans to own guns.”

“He’s anti-gun and he’s obviously a socialist cramming health care down American’s throats,” Williams said. “That is exactly how those people in that ad rose to power.”

I found a link to the ad on Drudge Report. I can only guess the ad is newsworthy because they dared to compare Obama to some of histories worst dictators.

I guess CBS news thinks I should find the correlation to be over the top.

However, I think if it’s good for the goose, it’s good for the gander.

Just yesterday, I found a link at RealClearPolitics that read, “Tea Partiers Are Similar to the KKK.” It was written at the left leaning webrag, The Nation.

When I clicked the link, the first thing I noticed is the headline was different. It now read, “The Tea Party’s Distant Cousin.” Maybe the editors at RealClearPolitics changed the headline.  Maybe the editors at the Nation did.  It doesn’t matter. The gist of the article was the same.

There are similarities between the Tea Party and the Ku Klux Klan:

…while the Tea Party isn’t an anti-black terrorist group, it’s hard to deny the extent to which the movement is motivated by the same constellation of reactionary forces.

The facts bear this out. According to a recent survey from the Public Religion Research Institute, 47 percent of Americans who identify with the Tea Party movement also identify with the religious right, and 75 percent of those who identify with the Tea Party label themselves Christian conservatives. Tea Partiers are overwhelmingly white, more likely to see immigration as a problem, and more likely to harbor racial resentment toward African-Americans. Put another way, it’s no accident that birtherism found a home among Tea Partiers. And of course, Tea Party rhetoric tends toward to loud proclamations of “real” patriotism, and a desire to return to the foundations of American political life.

The Tea Party is a classic reactionary movement in the American tradition, and as a result, it shares similarities with the Ku Klux Klan.

The Tea Party is a classic reactionary movement in the American tradition, and as a result, it shares similarities with the Ku Klux Klan.

If it is acceptable to compare a grassroots movement that fights for less government tyranny on everyone, regardless of race or creed, to a violent, racist domestic terrorist organization founded by Democrats, because this author finds it “hard to deny the extent to which the movement is motivated by the same constellation of reactionary forces,” then there’s nothing really over the top about USAAmmo’s ad.

The similarities between Obama’s rise to power and Hitler’s have been noted ad nauseum, as have the similarities between the pair’s political leanings.  And taking from The Nation’s article, we don’t need to have facts to make an assertion.  We just need to say it’s “more likely.”  It’s more likely that someone who shares so many political beliefs with those who have imposed strict gun control laws throughout history would do the same today.

Turnabout is fair play.

If the left finds it acceptable to compare the Tea Party to the Klan, they can take their outrage over comparisons of Obama to Hitler, turn it sideways, and store it in a very uncomfortable place.

12 Oct 2011

Tea Partiers Carry the Gadsden Flag; OccupyPhilly Carries the Hammer and Sickle (Video)

By |October 12th, 2011|The Blog|2 Comments|

Yep, just like the Tea Party:

From Philly.com:

Ahuviya Harel wore a Soviet flag Thursday to the first Occupy Philadelphia planning meeting, one of many efforts nationwide aiming to echo New York’s two-week-old Occupy Wall Street protest against the “greed and corruption” of the richest 1 percent of Americans.

Communism is “my ultimate goal, in many years, for this country,” Harel said, glancing down at the flag, because “the rich keep getting richer, and everybody else is just struggling to get by or getting poorer.”

Later, after the meeting of about 200 in the soaring, ornate sanctuary of the Arch Street United Methodist Church, Shawn McMonigle, who overheard Harel’s comment, urged:

“Don’t skew us with that communist dude.”

Right. We can’t paint them all with the same brush can we? After all they wouldn’t do that to the Tea Party. They wouldn’t take one sign in the crowd and apply it to everyone everywhere.

Nah. No chance.

But here’s the rub: it’s not just Philadelphia:

A still recovering Hugo Chavez spoke directly about the protestors of “Occupy Wall Street” last night and the crowds erupted in joy.

The South American strongman condemned the repression of the protestors and added, “This movement of popular outrage is expanding to 10 cities and the repression is horrible, I don’t know how many are in prison now,” Chavez said in comments at a political meeting in his Caracas presidential palace shown on state TV.”

Chavez’s comments spread through the crowd in New York as well as other cities and elated demonstrators cheered. As Chavez’s speech from Venezuela was played on electronic devices in the crowd a giant hammer and sickle was hoisted in New York.

Brandt Hayes a 21 year old college student cheered Chavez and told the EP, “See that’s a people’s revolutionary, that’s my leader!”

That’s the difference. The Tea Party idolizes the Founding Fathers. The OccupyWherever crowd hoists the hammer and sickle and idolizes Marxist dictators.

Let’s not pretend there is anything similar between the two movements. One is based in liberty, the other in tyranny. One is based on individualism, one on collectivism. One is based on American exceptionalism, one is based on hatred of America.

One showers regularly, one defecates on police cars.

They are as different as night and day.

Hat Tip: Legal Insurrection

11 Oct 2011

AIM Video: TEA PARTY Invades OCCUPY DC

By |October 11th, 2011|The Blog|0 Comments|

From Accuracy in Media’s Benjamin Johnson:

Accuracy in Media, Let Freedom Ring and Young America’s Foundation have joined forces to invade Occupy DC. Our objective: to see what happens when three peaceful fans of capitalism, guns and our military take to the streets. It’s a good thing we didn’t do a live shot, they weren’t greeted nicely to say the least.

23 Aug 2011

AIM: EXCLUSIVE! PROOF OF TEA PARTY TERRORISM [Video]

By |August 23rd, 2011|The Blog|1 Comment|

From Accuracy in Media’s Benjamin Johnson:

Fascinated by the Tea Party Terrorist narrative, Accuracy in Media took a field trip to a convention in Waco, Texas, to see just how dangerous these people are. We fully expected to be taken hostage by these anti-government, gun-toting, religious radicals.  Instead, we were reminded of the last time the US Government labeled a group domestic terrorists and the consequences of needless government demonization.

1 Aug 2011

Tea Party Terrorists Meme Continues with VP Biden’s “They have acted like terrorists.”

By |August 1st, 2011|The Blog|1 Comment|

The hyperbolic rhetoric and nuclear verbal attacks against fiscally conservative members of Congress and the Tea Party in general continues unbated.

A Democratic member of Congress, Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), continued the left’s categorization of the refusal to continue fiscally irresponsible behavior on the federal level as an act of terrorism. The sad, but unsurprising fact is, the Vice President of the United States continued the meme:

Vice President Joe Biden joined House Democrats in lashing tea party Republicans Monday, accusing them of having “acted like terrorists” in the fight over raising the nation’s debt limit, according to several sources in the room.

Biden was agreeing with a line of argument made by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) at a two-hour, closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting.

We have negotiated with terrorists,” an angry Doyle said, according to sources in the room. “This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.”

Biden, driven by his Democratic allies’ misgivings about the debt-limit deal, responded: “They have acted like terrorists.”

Biden’s office initially declined to comment about what the vice president said inside the closed-door session, but after POLITICO published the remarks, spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff said: “The word was used by several members of Congress. The vice president does not believe it’s an appropriate term in political discourse.”

If you think this wasn’t an organized defamation of the Tea Party by the professional Left, you are seriously underestimating the lengths these Marxists will go to destroy the opposition. Newsbusters shows how everyone from Congress to the media to the President himself were acting in lockstep to promote the message:

Prior to the Norwegian massacre, references to the Tea Party as extreme were prevalent, but making the leap in logic to terrorism had been scant.  After the Norwegian massacre however, liberals defining the Tea Party as hostage-taking terrorists have become far more frequent.  In the last few days it has become practically commonplace.

This past Friday Politico ran an op-ed titled, The Tea Party’s Terrorist Tactics, which featured an illustration of an individual with a dollar sign-shaped bomb strapped to their chest, and argued that the party had progressed from hostage-taking to “the intentional infliction of harm on innocent Americans to achieve a political objective – terrorism.”

Joe Klein penned a piece for Time in which he accused Republicans of being beholden to ‘Tea Party robots’, and worse, that their perceived unwillingness to compromise is something that would have made Osama bin Laden proud.  The exact quote being that were he alive, bin Laden “could not have come up with a more clever strategy for strangling our nation.”

Rush Limbaugh ran a montage on his radio show to demonstrate that these attacks on the Tea Party aren’t limited to the ever-biased media, but have been coordinated with their liberal leaders in government.  That montage features Democrats echoing the same sentiment ad nauseam, with over 16 different politicians referring to the Tea Party or Republicans as holding the American people hostage.

Former Democratic Congressman, Martin Frost, also in the Politico, cuts right to the chase with an op-ed titled, The Tea Party Taliban.  Frost argues that “like the Taliban” the Tea Party sees “compromise as an unacceptable alternative”.  He claims that the party’s quest for political purity gives them “much in common with the Taliban.”

In lockstep with the sentiments of his colleagues, the President himself delivered a weekly address in which he denounced the Republican solution to solve the debt crisis as a plan that “would hold our economy captive to Washington politics.”

It is enough to make one wonder, where did our healing President go?

Here’s the transcript of the montage Rush ran on his show:

STENY HOYER: (rotunda noise) The Republicans are holding hostage the credit of the United States of America.

DEBBIE “BLABBERMOUTH” SCHULTZ: …our Republican colleagues to hold our economy hostage.

DINGY HARRY: The Republican Party is holding our economy hostage.

CHUCK-U SCHUMER: (rotunda noise) It didn’t say, “Hold America hostage.”

LOUISE SLAUGHTER: …hold the debt ceiling hostage.

SHELDON WHITEHOUSE: One party is holding the country hostage.

JOHN OLVER: The debt limit has never before been held hostage.

BARBARA LEE: Republicans are holding our economy hostage.

EARL BLUMENAUER: …willing to take hostage the debt ceiling.

JASON ALTMIRE: Stop holding America’s credit rating hostage.

ROSA DeLAURO: The Republican majority continues to hold the American economy hostage.

CHRIS VAN HOLLEN: Let’s not hold the entire American economy hostage.

JOHN LARSON: …ideological hostage situation…

LLOYD DOGGETT: The only belt they’re really tightening is right around the neck of those hostages.

JAMES CLYBURN: Holding the American economy hostage.

JESSE JACKSON, JR.: This president is being treated differently!

SPEAKER PRO-TEM: (gavel banging)

JACKSON: No other president has been stuck up, shook down, or held hostage!

The Democrats understand this is a battle for the minds of a sound byte nation.  They crafted a message and a goal:  convince the public the Tea Party is responsible for the debt ceiling problem and paint them as terrorists.

I’m sure there were conference calls involved where the whole thing was discussed and the marching orders given out from senior Democrats in Congress to the most junior freshman Democrat.

How can I be so sure?  Because it’s been caught on tape before:

Moments before the start of the call, Schumer — not aware that many of the reporters were already on the line — went into spin doctor mode, instructing his fellow senators on how to talk to the media about the federal budget.

“I always use the word extreme,” Schumer told Sens. Barbara Boxer, Benjamin Cardin, Thomas Carper and Richard Blumenthal. “That is what the caucus instructed me to use this week.”

Boxer (D-Calif.), Cardin (D-Maryland), Carper (D-Del.) and Blumenthal (D-Conn.) listened as Schumer told them to paint House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) as someone who had been backed into a corner by the Tea Party.

About a minute into Schumer’s instructions, he apparently became aware that reporters were on the line.

What ensued were a few moments of silence.

Once the call began in earnest seconds later, the Democratic lawmakers were on message.

“We are urging Mr. Boehner to abandon the extreme right wing,” said Boxer.

That was just three months ago.

The Democrats fully intend to paint those who have become involved in the national debate because they oppose the unlimited reach of government and the dangerous fiscal irresponsibility of Washington not only as political opponents but as dangerous enemies of the state, comparing them to those who target innocent children for slaughter and hold hostages for ransom.

They have willing accomplices in the media who not only refuse to confront the rhetoric, but parrot it.

Remember that the next time you are advised to check your message because it’s over the top.  The Democrats will not hold back, but will enforce limits on what the right can say if allowed.

 

16 May 2011

I Support Herman Cain, Ergo, I’m Racist. Wait, What?

By |May 16th, 2011|The Blog|4 Comments|

My mother used a phrase when I was growing up to describe a situation where you lost either way.  I’m sure you’ve heard it.

Whenever she found herself between a rock and a hard place, she’d say, “Well, I’m damned if I do and damned if I don’t.”

Welcome to the world of the white Herman Cain supporter:

Herman Cain, I never heard of this guy, but apparently he ran Godfather’s Pizza, and Republicans say they love him so they’re not racist – right.

This is how they do it. First, they get people like Janeane Garofalo to go on MSNBC and say that the Tea Party is “a bunch of teabagging rednecks,” adding “this is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up.”

But then when the same bunch of “teabagging rednecks” support Herman Cain, a black man, Bill Maher shows up to tell the world it’s only to give the appearance that we are not racist.

Never mind the fact the Tea Party’s sole reason for existing “is about hating a black man in the White House.” We’re going to go ahead and put a different black man in the White House because the only thing more important than our hatred of dark skinned people is what liberals think about us.

This is liberal logic. If you tried to hard to make sense of it, I recommend one Aleve now, and another after four hours if head pain continues.