Daily Archives: January 31, 2012

Quoting Red October

I sent this out to my bloggy listers.

CHARACTER MATTERS AND ROMNEY’S WORRIES ME
by Mark Levin on Sunday, January 29, 2012
https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150499413515946

It inspired the following exchange with my brother, who is one of the most intelligent and savvy individuals I know.

BRO’S REPLY:  What is the battle about? Who is the enemy? At my age, I give less credence to one’s public statements and more to those tawdry realities which so often dictate our behavior.

In this case, it appears that the real issue is ego.  Fine. Color me naive. But consider a few facts.

Newt is poorly disciplined. I remember well his leadership. And I see those same flaws now.

Remember, I was in his corner as late as last week. My son-in-law is still. But it appears that Newt believes this debate is about him. It isn’t. It’s about Obama.

If Newt is defeated by Romney, how will he act? Romney worked for the party. I fear Newt will work for … Newt.   Given his history, (I too can claim the title ‘historian’) it isn’t clear that he will put party above his own desires.

Goodness knows, looking at his marital difficulties, the man has a track record.

People are upset about Romney’s ‘evolution’ to Conservative principles over these past few years.  And I can understand their apprehension. But would the Gingrich backers in the audience tell me how you criticize the one man, all the while ignoring the former Speaker’s personal behavior over that same time period? If Newt can cheat on his 2nd wife, if anyone can justify cheating on his mate, and then find God at age 68, why can’t Romney abandon some of his earlier positions and find a philosophy closer to ours?  

As Ms. Coulter noted, Romney’s evolution should be seen as a victory for our side. But his opponents are going to find ways to weaken his position. Why? Purity? Or to quote the Third Mate from THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER. “Or was it something else? Ego, perhaps?”

The candidates all appear to agree that this is a critical election.
– Greece is broke, Italy, Spain and Ireland are ready to go.
– While our military must wear white gloves while handling the Koran, the Catholic church is under attack.
– The tax bill is 95% of GDP and rising. Nearly 50% of the nation does not pay federal taxes.

The list of disasters, starting with Holder, Geithner, and Biden grows. The metaphorical Titanic is taking on water. And we are running around the deck, checking the colors on the life boats.

Is this outrage truly about Conservative principles? Or is it about our egos?

MY RESPONSE: You can never lose quoting Red October to me 🙂

I appreciate your input very much. I was too busy being sick and raising kids to pay attention to the world before my first kid went to war. And I pretty much slept through American History in high school.

I am good friends with a lifelong Bay Stater who did pay attention. She thinks Romney is our best choice. And when I read Coulter, she makes me agree.

Then I listen to videos and debates, read other pundits, and I find myself liking Santorum or Gingrich best.

Thank goodness, there’s one candidate I can ignore. Ron Paul’s comments about foreign policy just left me cold.

When the GOP band of brothers (and sister) was huge, the MSM yammered about how weak it was.

Yet what I am struggling with now is how strong it is.

One of the PoliNators said, “I will probably be waffling when I step into the voting booth.”

I’m glad the New York primary isn’t any time real soon!

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Filed under Ann Coulter, Elections, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich

Give me a break!

Chrissy’s Site Bites: http://news.webshots.com/photo/2260205360056011884yyZwCM

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William Kristol said the incident needs to be put in the context of the admirable behavior of 99 percent of our troops 99 percent of the time.

Ooh-Rah!

The Silence of the Republican Candidates by William Kristol – Jan 13, 2012
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/silence-republican-candidates_616690.html

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Filed under Afghanistan, Allen West, Armed Forces, Taliban

Whose rights?

IMHO, this video sums up the difference between the Left and the Right.

A small group of Lefties raucously and disruptively shout on and on about THEIR right to abortion-on-demand while actively depriving the assembled Pro-Lifers THEIR right to peaceful assembly, freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.

Meanwhile, a group of Pro-Lifers that out-numbered the Lefties about ten-to-one did NOT give them the whupping they so richly deserved.

H/t: Pistol Pete’s Grudge Report

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Filed under Abortion, First Amendment, Liberty

Leftists blame us for everything bad.

They lie a lot.

At President Bush’s State of the Union address, Congressional Democrats wildly cheered their own intransigence, obstruction, and reverence for the broken status quo [1:10].

When Bush said “The problem is not going to go away,” a much larger group of responsible Americans stood and cheered in rebuttal [1:36].

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Filed under George W. Bush, State of the Union

Catholic Church Rejects Surrender Terms from Obama

Catholic Church Rejects Surrender Terms from Obama by Cliff Kincaid  —   January 30, 2012

Reprinted in full. Original @ http://www.aim.org/aim-column/catholic-church-rejects-surrender-terms-from-obama/

My Catholic priest, Father Larry Swink, delivered a homily on Sunday that I told him would make headlines. In the toughest sermon I have ever heard from a pulpit, he attacked the Obama Administration as evil, even demonic, and warned of religious persecution ahead. What was also newsworthy about the sermon was that he cited The Washington Post in agreement—not on the subject of the Obama Administration being evil, but on the matter of its abridgment of the constitutional right to freedom of religion.

What is happening is extraordinary and unprecedented. The Catholic Church is in open revolt against the Obama Administration, with Fr. Swink noting from the pulpit that priests across the archdiocese were joining the call on Sunday to rally Catholics to resistance against the U.S. Government. He said we are entering a time of religious persecution and that Catholics and others will have to make a final decision about which side they are on.

The issue is what the Catholic Bishops have called a “literally unconscionable” edict by the Obama Administration demanding that sterilization, abortifacients and contraception be included in virtually all health plans.

At a time when the media are full of reports about who is ahead and behind in the polls, and who will win the next Republican presidential primary, this incredible uprising in the Catholic Church is something that could not only overshadow the political campaign season, but also may have a major impact on the ultimate outcome—if Republicans know how to handle it. This matter goes beyond partisan politics to the growing perception of an unconstitutional Obama Administration assault on religious freedom. To hear the Catholic Bishops and Priests describe it, our constitutional republic and our freedoms hang in the balance.

The administration claims there is a religious exemption in the mandate, but the bishops say it is so narrow that it fails to cover the vast majority of faith-based organizations, including Catholic hospitals, universities and service organizations that help millions every year. “Ironically,” they say, “not even Jesus & his disciples would have qualified.”

The bishops go on, “Now that the Administration has refused to recognize the Constitutional conscience rights of organizations and individuals who oppose the mandate, the bishops are now urging Catholics and others of good will to fight this unprecedented attack on conscience rights and religious liberty.”

Interestingly, The Washington Post, as Father Swink indicated, agrees with the bishops. The paper said, “In this circumstance, requiring a religiously affiliated employer to spend its own money in a way that violates its religious principles does not make an adequate accommodation for those deeply held views. Having recognized the principle of a religious exemption, the administration should have expanded it.”

So why would the administration pick a major fight with the Catholic Church? There are two main reasons. (1) The administration wants to please its progressive and feminist, secular pro-abortion base. (2) The administration believes Catholics are divided on the issue and will ignore their leaders and follow Obama.

Support for the latter explanation comes in the form of the Obama Administration’s efforts to co-opt the Catholic Church, primarily through appointing nominal Catholics to high-level positions in government and keeping funding going to the church for “social justice” causes. Another player in this effort is the hedge-fund billionaire George Soros, an atheist who nevertheless has found groups that are “Catholic in name only” to accept his financial largesse. These groups, including Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, are designed to give the impression that Catholics are less concerned about issues like stopping abortion and protecting the sanctity of traditional marriage than passing government health care. The Obama/Soros gamble may be backfiring.

It’s true that the bishops went along with Obama’s health care scheme, even lobbying on its behalf. But now they seem to be realizing that the plan was a Trojan Horse designed to force population control measures on the people of the United States. It will be difficult for the bishops to continue working with the administration on other issues, like immigration. They have drawn a line in the sand. They cannot back down.

Father Larry Swink of Jesus The Divine Word Catholic Church in Huntingtown, Maryland, is not alone in his tough language. Pittsburgh Bishop David A. Zubik posted a letter on the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh’s website that said, “It is really hard to believe that it happened. It comes like a slap in the face. The Obama administration has just told the Catholics of the United States, ‘To Hell with you!’ There is no other way to put it.” He added, “This whole process of mandating these guidelines undermines the democratic process itself. In this instance, the mandate declares pregnancy a disease, forces a culture of contraception and abortion on society, all while completely bypassing the legislative process.”

You know it’s serious when the bishops are talking about heaven and hell.

Indeed, Fr. Swink opened his discussion of what he described as the evil nature of the Obama Administration by reading from scripture about Jesus casting out demons. He saw the order on health care coverage as the start of religious persecution. The congregation joined him in calls of “Amen” when he challenged them to stand tall with the church.

You cannot expect the secular Washington Post to go along with such rhetoric. But even its liberal editorial writer saw the ramifications of the health care order, perhaps anticipating the confrontation that we now see developing. From the point of view of this liberal paper, the Obama Administration is not only undermining religious freedom but risking a major backlash to its overall “progressive” agenda and even a second term in office.

Some may see this battle as just another church-state dust-up that will be resolved through litigation. But when apocalyptic imagery is used, such as what I heard at my church on Sunday, one must wonder if there is an awakening on the part of the Catholic community and if there is something else going on here besides politics as usual. In short, is the Catholic Church beginning to finally recognize the real nature of the Obama Administration?

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Filed under Abortion, Barack Obama, Catholic Church, Constitution, Elections, Feminism, George Soros, Liberty, Obamacare, Republicans

To Hell With Pro-Lifers!

Please support the civil rights of Pro-Lifers and contact your legislators about this.

Chrissy’s Site Bites: http://news.webshots.com/photo/2840312620056011884gQDPJY

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Source: ‘To Hell With You’ @ diopitt.org/bridging-gap/hell-you

Sorry … I can’t get this URL to heat up or work right. If you go to the addy above, it will tell you “The page you requested does not exist. For your convenience, a search was performed using the query bridging gap hell you.” The top choice is the article. And its URL is precisely what I posted. Oy.

One thought about this. The article by Bishop David A. Zubik begins, “It is really hard to believe that it happened. It comes like a slap in the face.”

“It is really hard to believe” ????? Seriously!?

Dear Bishop, where have you BEEN all these years?! Barack Obama BLOCKED legislation in the Illinois Senate that would have provided medical assistance and comfort care to live-born abortion survivors.

How is it surprising that a man who wouldn’t give so much as a BLANKET to a dying NEWBORN would violate the conscience rights of millions of Americans?

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Filed under Abortion, Barack Obama, Catholic Church, First Amendment, Kathleen Sebelius

THE TUESDAY PRIMARY GRUDGE

Posted by Pistol Pete

Chrissy:I was going to comment on your post about what would make a great president yesterday but at the time I was seething with such anger I could not control my motor skills.I was watching The Five on FNC as I usually do,just to check out the high heels Kimberley Guilfoile was wearing.(I’m a pig,sue me.)
That fat turd Bob Beckel was wailing about Allen West’s speech at the Lincoln Day dinner. As I was researching today’s thread I came across this article about it.There’s a video of the exchange between turd-boy and Greg Gutfeld.You can figure out what set me off.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/bob-beckel-rips-rep-west-i-have-never-heard-anything-more-disgraceful-in-my-life/

DIANE SAWYER QUIZZES DEAR READER ON THE SUPER BOWL AND SINGING
This is a preview of the much-anticipated presidential debates.The outcome is predetermined.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2012/01/30/hardball-diane-sawyer-quizzes-obama-super-bowl-and-singing

THIS IS COMPASSIONATE LIBERALISM–SHE SHOULD HAVE ASKED HIM FOR A HOUSE AND A NEW CAR

IS ROMNEY ACTUALLY ELECTABLE?
A second Obama term is unthinkable.A Romney presidency would only be marginally better.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/richardminiter/2012/01/30/is-mitt-romney-actually-electable/2/

CAMP MITTENS DUPLICITY ON ALLEN WEST WORSE THAN A CONSPIRACY–IT’S A HABIT

I don’t remember when I’ve been so outraged,so disgusted at the GOP.Even though they picked up 2 congressional seats,they redistricted West out to make other republican and democrat seats safer.The Tea Party electees were looked at as interlopers when they came to Wahington.Idealogues are not welcome in the DC den of perdition where everybody gets rich and republicans know their place.

The democrats in Ill-Annoy sure weren’t shy about pushing republican districts together where we face losing some good people.My congressman,Don Manzullo, is a ten-termer who has always stuck with conservatism.Now he’s forced to run against Adam Kinzinger,an Iraq veteran and rising GOP star.We have a difficult choice to make.The game is rigged and I resent it.

http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/johnransom/2012/01/31/camp_mittens_duplicity_on_allen_west_worse_than_conspiracy_its_a_habit

PHILLY THUGS ATTACK TAXI,PULL PASSENGER OUT AND PUMMEL HIM BECAUSE HE’S WHITE
This shit is hardly worth mentioning anymore.If you are unarmed,you can be a victim of this heathenous rabble.They think it’s funny to beat up whitey.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/01/philly-thugs-attack-taxi-pull-passenger-out-on-the-street-pummel-him-because-hes-white/

YAHOO!NEWS CONTRIBUTOR USES BELLA SANTORUM’S ILLNESS TO ATTACK FATHER
The children of republican candidates are not off limits when it comes to personal attacks.Now do you wonder why true conservatives don’t run for office?

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2012/01/30/despicable-yahoo-news-contributor-exploits-bella-santorums-illness-att

BOBBY JINDAL ON HIS CONFRONTATION WITH OBAMA
http://video.foxnews.com/v/1422544825001/bobby-jindal-on-his-confrontation-with-the-president/

HOW MANY JOBS???

MEDIA ACT AS IF ONLY REPUBLICANS MISBEHAVE
Thanks for pointing that out,Captain Obvious

http://news.investors.com/Article/599441/201201301844/media-bias-exposed-in-recent-scandal-coverage-WEBHED-Media-Act-As-Though-Only-Republicans-Misbehave.htm

WORTH GETTING ANGRY ABOUT

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/01/worth_getting_angry_about.html

OUR ELECTIVE DESPOTISM

The Good ‘ol Boys club is alive and well.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/01/our_elective_despotism.html

TRUMP STAFF IN TALKS WITH FINANCIERS,CAMPAIGN MANAGERS TO CONSIDER THIRD PARTY BID.I WARNED YOU ABOUT THIS MONTHS AGO.IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/01/donald-trump-staff-reaching-out-to-financers-campaign-managers-to-explore-third-party-bid/

ALBANY’S GIFT TO CHARLIE RANGEL

Assemblyman admits whatever Charlie wants,Charlie gets.

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/albany-gift-charlie-rangel-article-1.1014353

VIDEO:ROMNEY: ‘IF TRUTH IS THE STANDARD,WE’LL WIN’

Have a barf bag ready if you watch this

http://www.therightscoop.com/romney-on-beating-obama-if-truth-is-our-standard-well-win/

OCCUBAG FILTH TRASH FIRST-EVER MARCH FOR LIFE YOUTH RALLY

OBAMA DAILY SCHEDULE TUESDAY,JAN.31,2012

Hmmm…only two fundraisers today?

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
10:45 am || Meets with the Cabinet
4:30 pm || Meets with Secretary of Defense Panetta
7:15 pm || Speaks at a fundraiser; St. Regis Hotel, Washington
9:10 pm || Speaks at a fundraiser; private residence

All times Eastern
Live stream of Carney briefing at 1:00 pm

SORRY I’M IN A REALLY DARK MOOD TODAY–MAYBE TOMORROW

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Filed under Allen West, Barack Obama, Bobby Jindal, Democrats, Donald Trump, Elections, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, Occupy Movement, Republicans, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Sarah Palin, Tea Party, Unemployment