Political musings for the week ending Mar. 17, on subjects including: Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, the Tea Party, Barack Obama, media bias, interest rates, the economy, the Consumer Price Index, credit, Hillary Clinton, terrorism, international trade, Israel, North Korea and more.
If only Newt Gingrich were more consistently conservative, dang I'd love to back him for president! As he is so good at, once again he nails the hypocrisy of the "mainstream" media and the rest of the Left to the wall with a railroad spike. He points out all the things the media doesn't want to talk about, like President Obama's apology to our enemies while throwing our troops under the bus of Islamic extremism, Obama's defense of infanticide, and the fact that RomneyCare perpetrates an assault on religious freedom just like ObamaCare.
Some interesting developments are afoot in the 2012 presidential election...and the Left probably doesn't like most of them--and those they do like, the probably aren't happy that anyone noticed. It was no surprise to hear Barack Obama reach out to liberal black churches to support his campaign (though his call fro "congregation captains" was remarkable). But Newt Gingrich recently spoke from the pulpit of a Georgia church, and openly condemned Obama's anti-freedom and anti-Christian policies. Freedom is beginning to ring again in America's churches.
I can't support Newt Gingrich for president with a wishy-washy record like his, but he deserves credit where credit is due. He is very good at keeping the focus where it belongs (on President Obama, and on the media lapdogs who support him) and defending even his fellow Republican competitors in the face of the real and greater threat. He did so during the debate last night by exposing media hypocrisy over Rick Santorum's contraception opinions, and Barack Obama's support of infanticide.
The defining traits of conservative leadership are too varied and detailed for this limited space. But as the GOP’s 2012 nominating process continues, a few pertinent points bear further examination, lest the voters be fooled by spin-meisters and charlatans.
Who has supported cap and trade global warming taxes, government bailouts, amnesty for illegal aliens, and government control of health care? Take a look and see. the answer might surprise you (they should have included Mitt "RomneyCare" Romney in this deck of cards, too).
Well, well, well. Do we now see snakes in the grass? Some of you may not handle well what I am about to offer up, so fasten your seat belts please. It seems Mitt Romney wants to do to all of the states what he did with RomneyCare in his own state. Have all the RINOs now stepped out of the background at last and shown their true colors?
As a political junkie, my biggest wish was always for someone to put elite-media commentators and debate moderators in their place. Now that Juan Williams and John King have both been savaged by the agile tongue of the great anti-Romney, I solemnly ask — is it too late to take that wish back? Discourse that was meant to be Reagan-esque now sounds calculated and predictable.
You’re being manipulated. A well respected, highly influential news source has cast aside all journalistic integrity to shill for the liberal, GOP establishment candidate in this presidential race. The New York Times, you say? MSNBC? The Washington Post? No. We all gave up on those “progressive” rags a long time ago. Regrettably, the latest media outlet to assume a decidedly yellow hue during this heated primary cycle is the Drudge Report.
What do establishment Republicans and liberal Democrats have in common? They’ve long labored under a shared misconception: conservative candidates are unelectable. In 1980, conventional wisdom held that Ronald Reagan didn’t stand a chance against Jimmy Carter. The GOP leadership, the mainstream media and liberal politicos alike lined up against the Gipper in an attempt to derail his presidential campaign.Next Page »
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964