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  • just a conservative girl 8:50 PM on 12/07/2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: alinsky, , racial divides, , rules for radicals   

    Obama’s America, A Place Divided 

    I sincerely don’t like calling the president a communist, a traitor, or any of the other names that some have come up with about him.  I figure he can’t possibly be all the things he is accused of being.  I don’t agree with his vision of what this country is.  I also feel that it is important to have dialogue, otherwise things will never change.  

    But I have reached a point that it can no longer be denied.  The man is a socialist.  He wasn’t kidding when he said he wanted fundamentally change America (not that I thought he was kidding, I just am surprised by the speed).  He and his minions are doing so much harm to this country, that we are truly reaching a breaking point.  

    We were attacked by Muslim terrorists more than 10 years ago.  Very few people in the country deny that.  Since that time we have been unable to have an honest dialogue of what happened on that fateful day.  Let alone on the days since when we have had other attempted and successful attacks.  One such day was November 5, 2009 and it took place in Fort Hood Texas.  A Muslim man who was corresponding over the internet with known terrorists walked onto his military base with a gun, started yelling Allah Akbar and killed 13 people and injured 29 more.  He carried a business card with the initials SOA (Soldiers of Allah) commonly used by Muslim terrorists.  Today we are told again, that this man committed an act of workplace violence not an act of terrorism.  He is just some guy who shot up an Army base.  The reasons for it all point to terrorism, but we can’t call it that.  

    There are people in this country who feel very strongly about the threats of terrorism in this country.  Who honestly believe that Islam is a danger to our way of life and to the Western world.  By telling us that we can’t call what Hassan did an act of terrorism all they are accomplishing is further fueling that fire with more distrust.  

    Today Congresswoman Barbara Lee stood up on the floor of the House of Representatives and said that the GOP is trying to deny blacks the right to vote. Why?  Because we want people to show ID when they vote.  People have to show ID to get on airplane, cash a check, to have a job, open a bank account, enter many federal buildings, in many states to collect welfare or food stamps, to pick up a registered letter at the post office, and to collect unemployment.  But the simple act of wanting to add voting to that list makes me a racist.  Why?  Because they say so.  There is no proof that in the states that already require that ID be shown (I live in one) that minority voters are suppressed.  But that doesn’t stop them.  


    Having been born and raised in Texas, this certainly looks like a poll tax to me, which those of us remember as a way to prevent African Americans from voting. These voter ID laws have a partisan agenda: seeking to disenfranchise and deny specific populations of voters before they have the opportunity to elect their representatives in government.She also said the laws are meant to change election outcomes by turning the clock back to the days of Jim Crow.

     

     Because I want free and fair elections, I am racist.  The NAACP has gone as far as to petition the United Nations saying there is an effort to suppress minority votes.  No, we are trying to have only the people who are qualified to vote voting and get rid of voter fraud.  

    Here is Obama talking about Capitalism

    It fits well on a bumper sticker. Here’s the problem: It doesn’t work. It’s never worked. It didn’t work when it was tried in the decade before the Great Depression. It’s not what led to the incredible post-war boom of the 50s and 60s. And it didn’t work when we tried it during the last decade.

    .  What he doesn’t seem to understand is that when the likes of Barney Franks and Chris Dodd meddled in the way banks gave mortgages it is no longer free market or capitalism.  It isn’t capitalism that failed.  It was the government interference in said capitalism that failed.  Before the Community Reinvestment Act you couldn’t get a mortgage unless you had a good paying job, a healthy down payment, and a good credit score.  It wasn’t the market that changed that.  It was people like Acorn saying things like home ownership is a right.  It was people like former President Carter who thought it was a good idea for the banks to lower the standards.  Now, had we kept with the original intent of the CRA, we may not have had these problems.  The original intent was to stop banks from turning down otherwise qualified candidate simply based on the zip code of where the home was being purchased.  They were predominantly lower-income areas and predominately minority applicants.  But, the left got greedy and forced more and more banks to make risky loans.  There is no denying that there was money to be made when they were bundled and that was taken advantaged of.  But the reality is that it wasn’t the greedy capitalist that started down the slope of giving risky mortgages.  They forced down that slope.  Barney Frank and Chris Dodd are directly responsible for the financial mess we find ourselves in today.  The Bush administration asked the congress to look at the worthiness of Sallie and Freddie.  Barney Frank who was having a sexual relationship with someone at Frannie refused to do it and publicly stated over and over again that Freddie and Fannie were perfectly fine.  He belongs in jail.  

     But the Obama administration feel that they can use to stoke the fires in this country.  The left use the word racism at the drop of a hat to describe anyone that doesn’t feel that this country is going in the right direction. Which is almost two-thirds of the country as this point.  So I guess some democrats are racists too.  We are living in a time when our own government is seeking to divide us more and more.  They do this to gain more power for themselves by not allowing rational discussion of the real issues we are facing in this country.  The mounting debt that is quickly becoming insurmountable and could topple this economy once and for all.  

    Has this man read a history book?  Capitalism is exactly what led to the boom of the 50’s and 60’s and allowed the middle class to flourish.  Allowed them to buy homes, to purchases cars, and to move to the suburbs.  This entire country was founded upon capitalism.  Capitalism, with all of its faults, has made our middle class grow.  Back in the day we were a nation of land owners and the rest of the peons.  The Gold Rush, the oil boom, the industrial era allowed this country to become what it is today.  While we had our share of robber barons, and greedy people, it did trickle down to the rest of us.  We have all benefited from the capitalistic nature of this country.  Even our poor are very rich when you compare to the rest of the world’s poor.  We have the most vibrant economy in the world, and if we just leave it alone it will make the proper corrections so the next Bill Gates and Steve Jobs will come along reinvent the way we live our lives and provide millions of jobs as well some great little gadgets.  

    Pick up a damn history book Mr. President and get your head out of your ass.  We are not Europe. We don’t have, nor do we want, a stagnant economy for the long-term.  For for the love of Pete, please stop stoking the fires of discontent in this country.  We need to stand together to solve our problems. 

    Is it election day yet?  


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    • SignPainterGuy 9:41 PM on 12/07/2011 Permalink | Reply

      FWIW, jacg, I think this is your best yet !

      • just a conservative girl 11:26 PM on 12/07/2011 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, that speech he gave yesterday got me a little riled up.

        • SignPainterGuy 11:28 PM on 12/07/2011 Permalink | Reply

          Indeed ! I think perhaps a record number of right-pundits and talk show hosts called bho a liar afterwards !

    • Sherry 10:08 PM on 12/07/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Dang! I’d like to punch “thumbs up” a few dozen times. Perfectly said.

    • Realbrother 2:02 AM on 12/08/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Real Brother here.

      I responded to this post here. http://wp.me/p18LGX-8u

      TKCAL

      • SignPainterGuy 11:53 PM on 12/08/2011 Permalink | Reply

        The most racist people I have ever met have been blacks.

        I do despise Obama, but not at all because of his race, skin color, gender, marital status, parent hood, financial status, homosexual history, or even that his only real job was in an ice cream shop. I despise him because he is a lying Marxist socialist Muslim who is well into destroying the best country known to man ! I despise him because he despises me; a white, Christian Conservative.

        And you can add his ineligibility to be president or even vice president of the USA. He is NOT a “Natural Born Citizen”; only ONE of his parents was a US citizen; his father was Kenyan, NEVER an American citizen. BHO is a usurper, a lying usurper.

        Explain to me why Oblamer is using a social security number that belonged to a French immigrant who died in the 1080s. Explain his numerous aliases; among them, Barry Soetoro, Harrison J, Bunnell.

        NOTHING I have stated has anything whatsoever to do with race. I submit, Realbrother, YOU are the only racist here !!

        • SignPainterGuy 11:55 PM on 12/08/2011 Permalink | Reply

          OOPS, “… died in the 1980s” …

        • Dark Star (@ColdDimSum) 10:05 AM on 12/09/2011 Permalink | Reply

          “The most racist people I have ever met have been blacks” … “NOTHING I have stated has anything whatsoever to do with race”

          I blame the lack of proper education.

          “I despise him because he is a lying Marxist socialist Muslim”

          I blame the lack of proper education.

          “Explain to me why Oblamer is using a social security number that belonged to a French immigrant who died in the 1080s”

          This claim has been thoroughly debunked but you are immune to facts: http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/birthers/ssn.asp

          I can see how people such as yourself would get two different numbers confused since you cannot even type out the code correctly: 1890

          The form which contained this “1890” code PLAINLY says “Year Issued: 1977-1979”. So it is just absurd to assert that it was issued in 1890.

          I don’t expect this will matter to you in your state of mind – but it might to others.

          Copies of all the forms are here:

          http://www.thefogbow.com/special-reports/social-security-number/

          and more

          http://wiki.birtherdebunkers.net/index.php?title=Social_Security_Number_Theft

          • SignPainterGuy 5:53 PM on 12/09/2011 Permalink | Reply

            Well, Einstein, the soc. sec. # Oblamer is currently using was issued to a man who died ( SS#s are never re-issued) and the # was issued in Connecticutt (Oblamer never lived in CT) .

            1890 exists only in your mind, nowhere in my comment AND my reply was directed at Realbrother, not you !

      • just a conservative girl 3:35 PM on 12/09/2011 Permalink | Reply

        Yes, Real Brother I read it. As per your usual, I am white, therefore I am racist. Having a conversation with you is pointless because there is no other conclusion with you.

        • just a conservative girl 3:51 PM on 12/09/2011 Permalink | Reply

          Oh, Brother in your piece you asked why can’t we call what Hassan did terrorism? I don’t know, you would need to ask the Obama administration. They classified it as workplace violence. We all know that isn’t true.

    • Dark Star (@ColdDimSum) 1:56 PM on 12/08/2011 Permalink | Reply

      “We need to stand together to solve our problems. / Is it election day yet?”

      Your vision of “standing together” is interesting. What it seems you mean from these words is that everyone needs to believe as you do and if they don’t, they must be marginalized by voting them out. Can you even see the hypocrisy in these two statements?

      Most all want fair and free elections – the issue is not the mere requirement to show ID, it is how it can be used as a tool of disenfranchisement and you KNOW this is the issue being debated but you choose to ignore the facts and instead resort to fallacious and emotional appeals.

      I mean honestly, terrorism means we have to show ID to vote??? Your argument is completely without merit, it’s not logical in the slightest. All you’ve done is strewn a few facts here and there and pasted them together with random talking points.

      And your facts are extremely skewed and biased; I challenge you to post these facts in comparison (if you can produce RELIABLE sources for data post 2007 that’s fine with me, but I don’t believe that such exists, even the CDC has not finalized 2009 data).

      (1) number of US deaths from Domestic terrorism (non-islamic), 2001-2007
      (2) number of US deaths from auto / slip&fall accidents, 2001-2007
      (3) number of US deaths from Tylenol, 2001-2007
      (4) number of US deaths from heart / cancer / Tobacco / alcohol, 2001-2007
      (5) number of US deaths from Islamic terrorism, domestic and foreign, 2001-2007
      (6) total US deaths, 2001-2007
      (7) percent of US morality attributable to Islamic terrorism, domestic and foreign

      I want to know just exactly how severe this “Islamic threat” is here in the US, so give me ALL the data and let’s see where it stacks up.

      [and I’m not suggesting we ignore it either, the point is that you and others distort the facts all out of proportion — you ask me to give up constitutional rights on a threat that is smaller than that presented by Staircases, Bathtubs, and pain relievers]

      You can pretend to minimize what you believe the effect of such a Bill will be in the US but you CANNOT deny that this has been exactly a tool of disenfranchisement used in the past – the concern is very real. What you failed to do is justify a belief that this cannot and will not be used as such a tool in the US. And you would have to make this case in light of clear evidence that people ARE trying to disenfranchise voters (on BOTH sides to be fair).

      The charge is not that YOU personally are a racist, but there are those who are pushing for these policy changes who ARE doing so purely out of prejudice and hatred.

      “and if we just leave it alone it will make the proper corrections” — a lovely denial of the plain facts of history.

      And if you seriously think Obama is a socialist then you need to get a dictionary… not ONCE has he proposed that the means of production be turned over to the government. Regulation and social support systems are NOT, in and of themselves, socialism. You are guilty of the slippery slope fallacy here.

      “democrats are racists too” — lol you are joking right? Prejudice is hardly a unique property of Republicans. OF COURSE democrats are racists too. Democrats used to be THE racists, the Republican party practically began because of the racism of Democrats who were pro-slavery (predominately southern Christians who used their Bible as a justification for slavery).

      And Abraham Lincoln is a personal hero of mine. The Republican party of the time FREED the slaves. But that all changed over time and by the election of 1912 there was nothing left of the Grand Old Party. A mass exodus occured electing Thomas Woodrow Wilson as the 28th president of the united states. From that date forward the Democrats have greatly diversified and adopted more liberal and progressive policies. And it is exactly this effort AGAINST prejudice that appears in the Democrat movement that has pushed the Religious Right over to the Republican party.

      So yeah, there is still a LOT of racism and prejudice everywhere – but it cannot be denied that a heavy concentration currently lies with the Religious Right in the Republican party. They are practically frothing at the mouth over the idea that two people of the same sex might get the same civil rights as two people of opposite sex. Why are they so preoccupied with the sexual activities of others?

      Where do you see this level of open hatred anywhere else? It’s not ALL republicans to be sure.

      • zillaoftheresistance 11:36 AM on 12/09/2011 Permalink | Reply

        The racist party, the party of slavery, the party that opposed giving equal rights to black people, is and has ALWAYS been the Democratic Party, there was no imaginary “switch’ as the liberal bigots would like people to believe and the revisionist history no longer files because it is so very easily debunked. There is now a class action suit from a black community activist which many other black leaders have signed onto to make racist Democrats admit to their shameful history:

        http://zillablog.marezilla.com/2011/12/black-community-activist-sues-racist.html

  • Jill 9:26 AM on 07/27/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: alinsky, , ,   

    Stanley Kurtz is back, with a book: Radical-in-Chief 

    I became a huge fan of Stanley Kurtz during the 2008 campaign. Dr. Kurtz, a painstaking, scholarly, responsible researcher, was, in my view, foremost among those happy few who dug deep into the question the liberal media struggled so very hard to ignore — Who is Barack Obama? Of course, Kurtz received the smear treatment for his efforts.

    I have wondered what he’s been up to since then. Now we know:

    I am pleased to announce that my political biography of President Obama, Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism, will be published on October 19 by the Threshold imprint of Simon & Schuster. Here is the Amazon page. Here is the cover:

    Given my various adventures during the last presidential campaign, it seemed best to remain discrete until now. The goal has been to minimize any possible interference with my research, which has proceeded non-stop since 2008. The book is under embargo, so I cannot detail its revelations. Today’s press release conveys the core argument, however. Here’s the text:

    Part biography, part history, part detective story, RADICAL-IN-CHIEF reveals the carefully hidden tale of Barack Obama’s political past. Stanley Kurtz, who’s research helped inject the Bill Ayers and ACORN issues into the 2008 presidential campaign, presents the results of more than two years of digging into President Obama’s radical political world. The book is filled with previously unknown information about the president’s past, tied together by a bold argument about what Obama’s deepest political convictions really are.

    RADICAL-IN-CHIEF marshals a wide array of never-before-seen evidence to establish that the president of the United States is indeed a socialist. Tracing an unbroken thread of socialist activities and political partnerships, from Obama’s youth through his community organizing days and beyond, the book confirms that the president’s harshest critics have been right about his socialism all along.

    RADICAL-IN-CHIEF also exposes the truth about community organizers–the socialist beliefs they hold and hide, and how they trained and groomed a president. Obama’s community organizer colleagues had a strategy for slowly and stealthily turning the United States into a socialist nation. The Obama administration is carrying out that strategy today.

    This book will forever change our national debate about who Barack Obama is.

    I’m excited to be able to offer this book to the public, and look forward to reentering our collective debate over the political character of the Obama administration.

    I’m sure Dr. Kurtz is fully aware of what will come his way when the book is released.

     
    • rubyslipperblog 2:49 PM on 07/27/2010 Permalink | Reply

      This looks like a must-read book, thanks for calling attention to this. October 19th release date is certainly interesting.

    • backyardconservative 3:10 PM on 07/27/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I am soooo happy Stanley Kurtz is back.

      He really advanced the narrative last time. Maybe this time America will pay more attention.

    • nicedeb 4:26 PM on 07/27/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I was wondering what happened to him. He’s been working on the book all this time? Hoo boy! Too bad the Journolisters are now defunct. Who’s going to coordinate the push-back?

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