Posts Tagged ‘Charles Krauthammer’

Absolute Outrage!

November 21, 2010

I am so angry and disgusted with the TSA’s depredations against the citizens of this country, it’s going to be very difficult to articulate without going into expletives.

We’re finding the words revolt and rebellion in our lexicon far more frequently than I’ve ever heard them used before… excepting perhaps in San Francisco’s looney-tune Haight-Ashbury hay-days, and around ‘underground’ (albeit highly promoted) meetings of the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society, a soviet-sponsored communist front group) around my own and other college campuses during the 60s and 70s, from which sprang, amongst others, those sterling individuals Bernadine Dorn, Bill Ayers and the other murderers of the Weather Underground.

The difference between then and now is that the very same nuts who had little or no understanding of the forces driving them then are the same ones who are destroying our country and our livelihoods now. They can be seen in and around major colleges and universities to this day. The usual liberal (communist) pinched faces, they’re easy to spot, just look for the gray-haired, pony-tailed and Birkenstocked creeps who would dictate to you and I how we should live. Very few of these people has ever had the experience of running anything except their mouths… which seem to be early experimentation on perpetual motion.

I’ve said before and I’ll reiterate, the best and brightest did not enter our colleges and universities during the Vietnam era. The best we had went to fight in South East Asia, where close to 60,000 gave their last full measure of devotion. Our government is now overrun with the product of those leftist schools and professors.

We have just come through the most momentous election cycle in modern American history. It is a game changer for sure and the commie rats know it.

The TSA is but an extension of the totalitarian dreams the left has harbored and worked so diligently to bring to fruition. This isn’t about safety or security. It’s about control. They may be able to BS the illegals or the welfare-dependent constituency birthed from Lyndon Johnson’s ‘Great Society’, but it didn’t fly with the rest of us.

Judging by comments and articles from around the nation there is another layer being added to the already growing rebellion across this land. Watching and hearing the screams of that three year old girl being molested by some TSA goon was enough to send me directly into orbit.

My first thought was where is that child’s father? As it turned out he was more interested in a cheap by-line for his television station than protecting his child. Come to think of it… why was her mother standing passively by, holding the baby while that sub-moron toyed with her genitals?

I’ve got some real problems with the testicular fortitude of some of our supposed ‘men’. I have a daughter. I double damn guarantee you that neither her mother nor myself would have passively stood for any of this, regardless of the consequence.

The TSA hides behind ‘security’ and ‘safety’ while they molest nuns and little kids. But, oh no! Give them an obvious Middle Eastern type and they cower and wave them through. I’ve seen it happen as have thousands of other Americans.

ENOUGH!!

Charles Krauthammer wrote a superb article on this subject last week. I didn’t get it until today as I’ve been tied up on a major emergency project at one of those self same universities I described earlier in the article.

The Conservative Republican revolution is a fact now. Not even the dumbest lefty… well almost the dumbest, after all there is Barbara Boxer to consider… realizes that they have been, not partially repudiated, but completely and totally rejected by the American people.

Revolt? You betcha there’s a revolt. The TSA and its goons are on the short list with other government goon squads, and let us not forget the government-sponsored unions while we’re at it. We’re coming for you, we will defeat you at the ballot box and in the halls of government where you hide. You will not break the American people. We cannot be conquered by you or anyone else.

It’s simple really… touch my child, molest my woman and I’ll take your head off.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

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Toeing The Line.

October 20, 2010

In an article I wrote for Skip’s column on September 18 (read here), I challenged Charles Krauthammer’s comments regarding the election of Christine O’Donnell, an act which he, along with many others, believed would give Delaware to the Democrats on a plate. It was one of the rare occasions that I found myself disagreeing with this writer, who I admire greatly.

In the same article, I covered the decision by Lisa Murkowski to run as a write-in candidate, following her primary defeat to Tea Party endorsed Joe Miller, and finished the column with the views of Jim DeMint, whose principles I strongly agree with.

The reason that I recap this particular article is that it seems so relevant to an event earlier this week, when a piece written by Skip was pulled from a very well-known Conservative website. One of the readers had taken umbrage that anyone could suggest the endorsement of a truly Conservative write-in candidate (not Murkowski, incidentally), an act which could endanger the chances of the far more liberal Republican nominee due to a split vote, and lead to the victory of the Democrat. The reader duly pointed this out to a site editor and the piece was removed.

The reason for this action was explained to Skip by the said editor, the logic of which is unassailable. I did find something amusing in his comments, which stated “When you’re the managing editor of this site you can get away with stuff like this. Not before.” I wondered whether this was a dig at the managing editor, and founder of the site, who recently declared his intention to vote for a Democrat whose policies are more conservative than the rival Republican.

Well, they are welcome to their in-house bickering. As for the job offer… neither of us would want to lose our freedom of speech in favor of marching in lockstep to a party. That’s Democrat tactics. It is ironic that a Conservative website should censor Conservative statements, for the benefit of a RINO. I guess the First Amendment, the Constitution and all honor goes south at election time.

This little, somewhat inconsequential, incident could underline a problem that we have to face. How many of our personal beliefs and values do we, or should we, have to sacrifice for the good of the Republican Party? The answer should be none, or very few. Ahh… in an ideal world!

It is all very well to blame the Tea Party, Conservative bloggers or the electorate for the prospect of lost Republican chances, but the reason has to be traced back to source. While the candidate appointment committees, including the NRSC, fail to promote real Conservatives this problem will not go away.

Conservatives and, I believe, the majority of Republican supporters have had enough of being fed liberals under the guise of the GOP. Is it not preferable to elect a Conservative Independent than a RINO? Remember, it’s voting on bills in Congress that matters most. The Republican Party must stop forcing conservative voters to confront and question their own beliefs… voting for the GOP candidate should be automatic, with no hesitation or feeling that ‘he/she is slightly better than the Democrat’.

I’ll end with the same line as my article of September 18, a quote from Jim DeMint: “Frankly, I’m at a point where I’d rather lose fighting for the right cause then win fighting for the wrong cause”.

(Editor Dee is in for Skip today)

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J’Accuse!

October 16, 2010

Pardon my French. I’m referring to the accusations flying from both ends of the political spectrum, and the associated denials by the targets. These to-and-fro volleys are all part of everyday political life, although they do become more vicious, and often desperate and unfounded, as elections loom large on the horizon.

 

Sharron Angle and Harry Reid in live debate.

 

I have been accused, on more than one occasion, of being a ‘denier’. Like the good Alinsky student, they use the guilt approach, with more than a smattering of fake disbelief that anyone could hold a view that conflicts with their own… “You don’t believe that man-made global warming exists?!” This is usually followed up with the (manufactured) statistical statement which begins “The consensus of opinion is….” When the guilt and fake scientific approach fails, they resort to ridicule… “I suppose you still think the Earth is flat?”

This is not an article on climate change, although the topic is a wonderful showcase for the manipulation tactics of the socialists. While touching the subject though, this letter written by Professor Hal Lewis is worth reading.

Charles Krauthammer, in his article of October 14, gave awards for performances in the 2010 election campaigns. The ‘most shameless national campaign attack’ trophy went to Obama’s suggestion that foreign money was used to fund the US Chamber of Commerce ads. When Bob Schieffer asked David Axelrod for evidence, his reply was, “Well, do you have any evidence that it’s not, Bob?” Charles goes on to compare this reverse-logic with an unprovable act by Obama. I personally believe that they have been reading Douglas Adams’ explanation of the ‘infinite improbability drive’.

In this video clip, replace the name ‘Cocteau’ with ‘Obama’.

The false accusations and infinitely improbable logic of the left can serve any, or all, of three purposes… to promote an otherwise unacceptable agenda to the electorate (stimulus, health care, cap-and-trade); to shift the blame for their failures (blame Bush, racial divisiveness – see Skip’s article of October 15); to detract the electorate from the real issues (any muckraking they can construe in an attempt to conceal the fact that they have no accomplishments to boast about).

The big difference between the accusations of left and right is that those from the right are based on fact. A liberal reader would say that this is a purely subjective statement. Not so. Can anyone honestly say that the American economy is looking rosy, that unemployment figures are showing improvement, that businesses are feeling confident for the future? A few months  in, health insurers are already facing severe problems, thanks to Obamacare.

There is one charge leveled at Republicans by the Democrats that I do agree with, to an extent… the ‘party of no’. We don’t say ‘no’ like the obstinate child, testing a parent’s breaking point. We say “Hell, no!” to the destruction of the following: jobs, the economy, the Constitution, borders, personal freedom, American exceptionalism, and to the move toward socialism and to endless government spending.
On the charge of ‘No’, I plead guilty on all counts.

(Editor Dee is in for Skip today)

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That Was The Week That Was #6.

September 18, 2010

In this series of weekly articles I usually cover a few of the week’s main story lines. This week, however, a large amount of time has been given in the media to the last of the primary elections… and the fallout that has followed. With only forty five days until the general election, it seems only right that I devote this page to this one topic.

Miller and Murkowski - Just when you think it's over....

It was announced yesterday that Lisa Murkowski, beaten in the Alaska Senatorial primary by Joe Miller, will run in November as a write-in candidate. The bitter irony of this act is that the Republican establishment, of which the Murkowski dynasty could be considered a part, has spent the better part of the week condemning the Tea Party for its support of Christine O’Donnell.

While old guard Republicans are saying that it’s better to get a Party member into the Senate, regardless of how far left they lean, than to risk loss by running a Conservative candidate, one of their own is taking the risk of splitting the Republican vote.

I have always held Karl Rove in high esteem, and I regard Charles Krauthammer as, possibly, my favorite op-ed columnist. I can see where they are coming from with their opinions on risking the loss of elections, but my instincts and, dare I say, morals, tell me that they are off base on this one.

Charles Krauthammer

In Krauthammer’s article of September 17, he used the analogy of a baseball batting average, with Mike Castle at .667 on the voting history of health care (no), the stimulus (no) and cap-and-trade (yes). He questioned whether it would be more agreeable to have a Democrat elected with an average of .000.

That’s being a little too selective, in my opinion. If you look at the broader picture, Castle is pro-choice, voted against the Iraq troop surge, voted for TARP and the Fannie Mae – Freddie Mac bailout, voted to increase taxes on oil companies, voted against controls on eminent domain abuse, voted for the cash-for-clunkers program…. the list goes on. He may show an overall Republican voting agreement figure of 80% plus, but that covers every single vote, down to whether the House restaurant menu should be updated. As for gun control… need I say it?

With this sort of batting average on serious issues, it appears that a moderate Democrat could be a preferential alternative to Mike Castle. What is the difference between a Democrat and a RINO voting against the wishes of Conservatives? Why he ever joined the GOP is a mystery to me. Perhaps the Democrats had filled their membership quota for the year?

I have said on many occasions that if I was to run for political office, I would rather lose heavily while voicing my true beliefs than to win by giving the electorate what they want to hear. It is this ideal of being true to oneself that drives the Tea Party. If they pulled the plug on a Conservative candidate, to give a RINO, and the GOP, a better chance of success, it would undermine the very principles that the movement is founded on.

America is not some reality show, where the producers decide to keep someone popular in the House (or Senate) to beat the ratings of the another network. This is the reality – the Republican Party must give the full support that is deserved by Tea Party candidates. Christine O’Donnell and Joe Miller won their respective primary elections fair and square.

Everyone, please, do the honorable thing and give them all the help you possibly can in the run-up to November. Time is running short, we need to pull together now to create an unstoppable force that will halt the tide of socialism. Stay true to your beliefs and have faith – the rest will come naturally.

I would like to congratulate Ron Johnson on his primary success in Wisconsin. Regular readers probably know that Ron was endorsed on the skipmaclure.us website. He has a difficult battle now with Russ Feingold, but I’m sure that if anyone can pull it off, Ron can. Please support him in any way you can.

I’ll finish with a quote from Jim DeMint: “I’ve been in the majority with Republicans who didn’t have principles and we embarrassed ourselves and lost credibility in front of the country. Frankly, I’m at a point where I’d rather lose fighting for the right cause then win fighting for the wrong cause”.

(Editor Dee is in for Skip today)

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Nowhere Man’s Address…Return To Sender. Obama’s Bomb.

January 28, 2010

I promised you the same repackaged garbage that our President has been putting out all along, with some fresh and a little recycled liberal garbage thrown in for garnish… and he delivered in spades. In the second longest speech in the history of state-of-the-union messages, Barack Obama presided over a real yawner, (ask Harry Reid) and managed to unify Republican, Independent and Conservative opposition to his extremist policies, and insult the Supreme Court, an act which he my live to regret and turn the military solidly against him. Once again the entire thrust and focus was on himself.

Noted history professor and PhD, Charlie Self, called Obama’s speech “the most self aggrandizing Presidential address in history”. Obama was hoping to quell incipient unrest and possible defections from Democrat Representatives who, given the debacles in Massachusetts and the deterioration of the UNIVERSALLY despised health care bill, are looking to November with justifiable trepidation.

Some Democrats could not withhold their anger. Representative Stephen Lynch, D-Mass, speaking to Obama Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at hearing about the Wall Street bailout, “It just stinks to the high heaven what happened here”. Whether he knew it or not Representative Lynch hit it right on the national ‘head of the nail’ echoing American taxpayers. Democrats are also angry at the loss of stature that Obama’s failed policy initiatives have caused them.

There has been a marked reluctance amongst Democrats who have been bullied, pushed and pulled by Obama and the Congressional leadership to walk in the usual Democratic ‘lockstep’.
Obama also engendered the ire of the members of the Supreme Court. Saying that they had exposed the American body politic to “foreign influences” by their decision to return the FIRST AMENDMENT to the CONSTITUTION and the AMERICAN PEOPLE, Obama made himself no friends among the Supremes, as at one point Justice Samuel Alito mouthed to him, “YOU’RE WRONG”.

The best thing that could be said for his touted ‘boost for the middle class and small business’ is that it won’t work, will probably lead to massive inflation and a ‘double-dip recession. Business is so confident in Obama’s policies that Home Depot announced layoffs and Sam’s Club is laying off ELEVEN THOUSAND PEOPLE.

In proof of Einstein’s posit that the surest sign of insanity was repeating the same failed action over and over, Obama is seeking to add ANOTHER stimulus to the money that has been literally flushed down the toilet with little or no accountability, and no jobs other than government and temporary jobs that will go away as soon as the money is gone. It’s the exact same failed policies and assaults on the private sector and the middle class that got us here. As far as the President’s ‘freeze on discretionary spending’ goes Charles Krauthammer put it most succinctly, “it’s like using a Q-tip” on the problem.

Obama has also tripped the third rail fuse on the “don’t ask don’t tell” issue as his payoff to the gay lobby. Almost universally condemned by the military and service members, this is just plain stupid policy to inflict on a military committed to combat worldwide in a war of extermination with a fanatical foe that is sworn to the destruction of this country.

Conservative Republicans have their work cut out for them to see that Obama’s socialist agenda never comes to fruition. It is, after all, only “the end of the beginning”.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010