Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Return Of Black Republicans, The Adversary President: Obama vs. America, The Disturbing Truth About Nancy Pelosi, Desperate Democrat Distractions, Christine O’Donnell

The Return Of Black Republicans To The House: 3 Races To Watch - Townhall/ Right Wing News
By John Hawkins

There are a lot of "themes" to this election. The year of the Republican woman. The Tea Party vs. the elitists. The conservative grassroots vs. the establishment Republicans. Small government conservatives vs. big government Democrats. The American people vs. liberalism. However, there's one mini-trend that has been largely overlooked: There were a surprising number of black Republican candidates running this year. Initially, there were 32 candidates in the hunt, which was the largest field of black Republicans running for the House since Reconstruction. However, many of those candidates lost their primaries and so now we're down to 14 candidates.

Still, this wasn't supposed to happen. After all, we have the first black President in the White House and he's a Democrat. Moreover, he has a 90% approval rating with black Americans and there doesn't seem to be a Democrat in this country who can string together more than 4-5 sentences at a time without claiming Republicans hate black Americans. Nevertheless, we're about to see the first black Republicans in the House since J.C. Watts retired back in 2003.

That's no small matter and if Republicans are smart, they'll keep building on that momentum. Colin Powell and Condi Rice rose to prominence under the Bush administration. Pundits like Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Star Parker, and Larry Elder have made a name for themselves in the conservative movement. Back in 2006, rather famously, we had Lynn Swann, Michael Steele, and Ken Blackwell running for office. Now, we've got Michael Steele as the RNC Chair and we have more black Republicans about to be elected to Congress.

Interview with Rochelle Schweizer on “The Disturbing Truth About Nancy Pelosi”

Once Obama got in the White House and they started overextending, I think that’s where she got into trouble.

With midterm elections less than three weeks away, a blockbuster new book has come out on Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which to no one’s surprise is being ignored by the mainstream media. Recent polls have shown that the nation is not too happy with Speaker Pelosi, which could lead to dramatic changes in the new Congress that will convene in January. The most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows that Pelosi is viewed very positive or somewhat positive by only 22% of the respondents, while 50% view her negatively or very negatively.

According to another poll, published in The Hill newspaper, “Most voters think Congress’s ethics have gotten worse in the past two years,” in a poll taken in what are considered the key battleground districts.

“The finding suggests that people likely to have a big say in who controls the House in the next Congress believe that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has failed to keep her 2006 promise to ‘drain the swamp’ of congressional corruption.”


Desperate Democrat Distractions- The American Spectator

Never mind the facts. It's an election year, and Democrats desperate to distract voters from their own party's policy failures aren't going to let truth stand in their way, so that a small business owner running for a state legislature seat is portrayed as an "outsider" pursuing a hidden agenda behalf of a "Washington D.C. special interest."

Obama Strips the 'Creator' from Declaration of Independence -- Again

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The Adversary President: Obama vs. America- Human Events

As we approach the November elections after two years of the Obama presidency, oddly enough, a burning question is still, “Who Is Barack Obama?”

That question was the title of a Richard Cohen column, but practically since Obama’s first day in office, the public has been asking, Is he a socialist? A Marxist? Anti-American? Anti-colonialist? (the last term suggested in Dinesh D’Souza’s new book The Roots of Obama’s Rage).

But there is one category that encompasses all of the above—and reveals how serious the diagnosis is.

The category Obama fits best is what scholars call the “adversary culture.” Coined by literary critic Lionel Trilling, the term describes intellectuals and artists who feel alienated from Western society and hostile to its fundamental features.


Newsflash: O’Donnell Doesn’t Know Very Much- American Conservative

It is hardly news that Christine O’Donnell is a talking head with dreams of being a television celebrity, so I’m not sure that it proves much of anything when she demonstrates that she doesn’t know much about the amendments to the Constitution.
Andrew focused on her apparent ignorance of the First Amendment near the end of the video, but I thought the far more telling moment was when she asked her questioner to explain to her what the 14th and 16th Amendments were. Actual constitutionalists have at least some basic familiarity with these, not least since they tend to see these amendments and later interpretations of the 14th Amendment as having been particularly damaging to republican self-government. Based on her responses, O’Donnell not only doesn’t agree with them, but she wouldn’t even be conversant with the relevant arguments.
So we can confirm what a lot of people already knew:
Christine O’Donnell is a professional political activist who has no real grounding in the fundamental law she has been repeatedly invoking as the core of her beliefs during this campaign season, and as far as respecting the Constitution is concerned she is simply a phony. Anyone on the right who wants to keep defending her as anything else is wasting his time and embarrassing himself.

O'Donnell Bests Coons on First Amendment
Wouldn't we rather have a candidate like O'Donnell, who understands the Constitution's underlying principles, even if she confuses its actual text? Or is it better to have a candidate like Coons who has memorized the Constitution, but completely misconstrues its actual meaning?
Ok folks let me just say remember I post stuff that I happen to find interesting to me on a given day. Personally I don’t think very highly of O'Donnell because she is becoming what I deem is a growing and disturbing trend in the Republican Party the anointing of “political celebrities.” I don’t want “celebrities” populating the GOP because this is the very reason why I fell out of favor with Sarah Palin.
Before anyone ever even knew who Palin was and this includes my boss who is a long time political insider in the GOP. I’m the one who guaranteed him that Palin would be the GOP VP nominee one month before McCain picked her, he had never even heard of her when I made the statement.
I watched Palin extensively in congressional hearings and on a number of interviews. Palin was someone with conviction and stood on political principals and she did not speak using bullshit right wing catch phrases nor did she wink at the cameras because it was not necessary. Her looks did not get in the way of her intelligence. Political handlers spin doctors and media consultants destroyed Palin’s image in my opinion.
Now I’m not saying that Palin can’t be a viable presidential candidate, however I don’t believe that Palin will ever be taken seriously by those like myself who value substance over style.
O'Donnell is Palin lite… frankly she does not come off as particularly bright. I simply don’t feel that she is a person of conviction or particularly intellectually sound.
This is why you have such contrast in opinions amongst right wing pundits.
Let’s get real, she won’t win Delaware, all she can really be is a major financial annoyance to the Democrats, so that does make her somewhat useful.

Christine O'Donnell is an original Know Nothing- Irish Central

Christine O'Donnell, Delaware GOP candidate for the Senate, yesterday startled a Widener law school audience by frankly asking where in the constitution is the separation of church and state?

The Tea Party candidate inspired horrified gasps and laughter from the law school audience as it became apparent she appeared not to know that the First Amendment calls for barring the government from establishing religion.

When her opponent for Chris Coons responded that the First Amendment bars Congress from making laws respecting the establishment of religion, O'Donnell asked: "You're telling me that's in the First Amendment?"

Meghan McCain v. Christine O'Donnell: Catfight Hurting the Right

Christine O'Donnell, Tea Party Senate hopeful, doesn't believe in the separation of church and state - NY Daily News


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