The Race Baiting Politics of the Left


 

He promised to “bring us together” as a nation.  In his famed 2004 convention speech, he declared that there would no longer be any red or blue America, only the United States of America.  Oh how times have changed under Barack Obama, and not for the better.

A news article on Thanksgiving Day revealed that Americans are so divided politically that many families actually banned political discussions during the holiday feast, while some have canceled the annual gathering all together.  This nation has not seen a division like this in generations, perhaps ever, save a few testy years in the 1860s.

The current divide is particularly true in areas outside of traditional party politics.  Within the long list of broken promises by Obama, racial strife and division, most of it orchestrated by the White House, is worse than ever and is going to continue down that dark path throughout his second term. Continue reading

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Analyzing the Travesty of Election Day 2012


Along with many in the Republican Party and the conservative movement, I was profoundly shocked at the loss Mitt Romney suffered at the hands of Barack Obama, a weak president with a pathetic record.  But perhaps I shouldn’t have been surprised since we had a weak and pathetic candidate ourselves, but I held out hope that things were swinging in our direction.  It was not to be.

The question on the minds of many, including the GOP, is how this happened.  Was it because of shifting demographics?  That fact certainly played a role.  With millions of Hispanics pouring into the country for decades, once reliable red states are now reliably blue, as that group voted 71 percent for Obama.

Was it because the conservative white base is shrinking, or that conservative white voters did not turn out?  Both are true.  Romney gained three million fewer votes than did John McCain in 2008, and McCain was no conservative favorite. Continue reading

Exposing Liberal Attacks


In every election cycle liberals pull out their ancient political playbook and bag of tricks, running the same old plays against conservatives.  And every election cycle many of our citizens fall for it.

In 2008, Obama the candidate ran as a new contender for president, pledging to change the fractured and divided nation and to end the old politics, which was a great part of his appeal to so many voters.

In his inaugural address he pledged a new beginning:  “On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.  On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics.”

He had built his career around that theme.  Who can forget his 2004 DNC speech:  “I say…tonight, there is not a liberal America and a conservative America – there is the United States of America. There is not a Black America and a White America and Latino America and Asian America – there’s the United States of America.”

And during his Greek column-themed nomination acceptance speech in 2008:  “Because if you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare the voters. If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from.”

Yet Obama the president has not lived up to the hype.  He has divided us, chosen fear over hope, and, with no record to run on, tried to paint Mitt Romney as someone to run from.  He’s done the exact opposite of everything he ever said prior to the 2012 race. Continue reading

Why Do Liberals Compare Conservatives to the Nazis?


For decades it seems liberal Democrats have tried to pin the label “Nazi” on conservative Republicans.  And I don’t mean the beatniks in the street waving ugly signs with George W. Bush’s image depicted as Hitler.  I’m talking about high-ranking Democratic elected officials and office holders.

During the national conventions the last two weeks, new Nazi vile came spewing out of liberal mouths.

John Burton, the California state Democratic chairman, compared Republicans to Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels.  “They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie…Joseph Goebbels – it’s the big lie, you keep repeating it.”  Paul Ryan told “a bald-faced lie and he doesn’t care that it was a lie. That was Goebbels, the big lie.”

To his credit, Burton apologized.

South Carolina’s Democratic Party chairman, Dick Harpootilian, compared the Palmetto state’s Republican governor, Nikki Haley, to Adolf Hitler’s mistress, Eva Braun.  Governor Haley held a press conference recently from the basement of a building in Charlotte, site of the DNC.  Harpootilian responded that Haley “was down in the bunker a la Eva Braun.”

Unlike Burton, Harpootilian has refused to apologize, despite repeated calls from both parties.  “Hell no. What am I apologizing for?” he told CNN.  “This is fake. Nikki Haley is feigning [outrage]. There is not a sincere bone in her body.”

So, let us examine to merits of this claim, that conservatives are more closely aligned with National Socialists. True conservatives believe in constitutional government, with a strict interpretation of that sacred document, as well as the rule of law. True conservatives believe in individual liberties safeguarded by the Bill of Rights.  True conservatives believe in laissez faire economics, that government should keep its hands off the private sector.

Did Hitler believe in constitutional government and the rule of law?  NO.  Did Hitler believe in individual rights?  NO.  Did Hitler maintain a Bill of Rights to protect German citizens from the government?  NO.  Did Hitler believe in laissez faire economics and keeping his hands off the private sector?  NO.

Nazi comparisons are wrong and should never put used by anyone against political opponents, BUT, while we are on the subject and considering the facts, which party would align itself more closely with the Nazis?