Blaming the Voters

Democrats seeking to boost voter turnout this fall are beginning to sound like the late comedian Chris Farley’s portrayal of a “motivational speaker” on Saturday Night Live. Farley’s character sought to inspire young people by announcing that they wouldn’t amount to “jack squat” and would someday be “living in a van down by the river.”

Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, who prefers sailing vessels to vans by the river, recently tried out the Farley method. Said Mr. Kerry, “We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening.” Bay State voters are surely thrilled to be represented by a man so respectful of their concerns.

This week President Obama chimed in with another uplifting message about the American electorate. Mr. Obama told Rolling Stone that the tea party movement is financed and directed by “powerful, special-interest lobbies.” But this doesn’t mean that tea party groups are composed entirely of corporate puppets. Mr. Obama graciously implied that a small subset of the movement is simply motivated by bigotry.

The President said “there are probably some aspects of the Tea Party that are a little darker, that have to do with anti-immigrant sentiment or are troubled by what I represent as the President.” The tea party is now supported by a third of the country in some polls.

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CHANGE? HERE’S THE CHANGE YOU NEED.

* Change your reading material from US Weekly and People Magazine to The Weekly Standard and National Review.

* Put down your local leftist rag and change to reading the editorial pages of The Wall Street Journal

* Stop watching Wheel of Fortune, Oprah, Inside Edition and Entertainment Tonight and change the channels to Fox News Channel and some other actual news programs.

* Give the jock sniffers some time off and change those radio dials to some good political talk radio where you may … just may … pick up some information that could be of value to you if, and it’s a big if, you plan on being part of the crowd that saves our Republic instead of being part of the crowd that destroys it.

In other words .. it’s time to put away the trivial and to start concentrating on saving what’s left of this incredible country (Sorry, Obama, but we really ARE pretty special) from the socialist designs and dreams of the Democrat party and our dear ruler.

We’ve fought revolutions before. There’s a difference though. In 1776 we had patriots who were willing to die for this country. Next month we only need patriots who are willing to inconvenience themselves for a few hours by going to their voting precinct.

In 1776 we had heroes who left bloody footprints on ice covered roads as they marched to battle. Next month we only need patriots who will drive to a polling place and leave marks on ballots.

Everything that our forefathers fought and died for from1776 to 1783, and everything that brave men and women have fought to preserve since independence was won is on the line. Our nation and your freedoms are under assault. The radicals of the 1960s, the people who marched proudly with their red berets and Che Guevara t-shirts are running the show. They love the power of government. You love the vibrancy of freedom. They want to be your rulers. You’re looking for leaders. The ballot box still works … for now. The ballot box is still the most potent weapon you have against tyranny … for now. Use the ballot box next month, or your choice of weapons in the fight for liberty may become much more – shall we say – troubling.

There has never been a more important election in your lifetime …and I mean that no matter how old you may be. Do what needs to be done in 34 days or be eternally damned by future generations of Americans who will be left with nothing else but to read about freedoms and liberties that once were.

AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA ..

.. from Charlie Daniels

Mr. President,

I write this letter as a patriot, a taxpayer, a lifelong resident and as concerned citizen of what I consider to be the greatest nation ever known to man, the United States of America.

I am Caucasian, so let’s get the racial aspect out of the way to start with. This letter has nothing to do with your race. I lived through the cruelty of Jim Crow and segregation and learned early on in my life that the color of my skin does not make me better or worse than any other man.

We all remember Martin Luther King, Jr.’s statement about judging people, not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character, and I believe that with all my heart.

I believe that America is an exceptional country. We have been liberator, benefactor and leader of the free world for centuries. America is an example of what can be achieved by free people living under the free enterprise system.

We have led the world in technology, industry, science and medicine for a long time.

Our capitalist system guarantees that those who explore new worlds and bring us new products and better techniques are amply rewarded for their efforts, and this is as it should be.

A person who is the first one to get there and the last one to leave, who burns the midnight oil and never gives up until they realize their goals, are a boon to humankind. They’re the ones who discover new cures, start new industries and create jobs.

These people deserve to be rewarded for their hard work and for the products and services they bring to make life better for all mankind.

Mr. President, it is my personal opinion that you want to take the well-earned rewards of these people and give it to those who have done nothing to deserve them.

It’s really redistribution of wealth, and it’s nothing new. It’s been tried many places before and it has miserably failed in every one of them.

It’s called socialism.

Am I calling you a socialist? Yes, I am. I firmly believe that you are a socialist and a globalist, and that you think America should have a comeuppance and have our playing field leveled to match those of other countries not as industrious or as innovative as we are.

Mr. President, how can you support the building of a mosque in the very same area where Islamic radicals murdered so many Americans?

Just who’s side are you on?

Am I accusing you of being a Muslim? No I’m not, but the jury is still out a little bit on that subject in my mind, because many times your sympathies seem to lean in that direction. You need to watch who you bow to Mr. President.

You have betrayed a whole generation of African-Americans who voted for you because they really believed all that junk about “hope and change,” they really thought you were going to do something great and the only thing you’ve done is to make their jobs disappear and their health insurance go up.

You and your party have corrupted duly elected officials in an effort to get your legislative agenda passed. Remember the “Louisiana Purchase” and the “Cornhusker Kickback,” and that’s just a couple we know about, but you bought off a bunch of congressmen and senators, knowing that you were going against the will of the majority of Americans, because you think that you and your arrogant friends know more about what’s good for America than the citizens your disastrous actions effect.

Am I accusing you of being an elitist? You bet.

I don’t believe you take the Islamic threat to America nearly as seriously as you should. You use semantics like “Overseas Contingency Operation” and “Man Caused Disasters” to soften your rhetoric toward people who would like nothing better than decapitate the entire population of America.

And Mr. President, if you’d really like to know the kind of warriors who are fighting the “Overseas Contingency Operation,” and you would like to really know about what kind of enemies they’re fighting, you should read a book called Lone Survivor by a brave, young Navy Seal named Marcus Lutrell who went to hell and back for his country, and is still a dedicated patriot. I think you’d find it enlightening, Mr. President and after you finish it would you pass it on to Janet Napolitano? And by the way, tell her that my invitation to take her to Iraq and show her some “Man Caused Disasters” is still open.

Am I calling you naïve? Absolutely.

You seem to think that America has an endless supply of tax dollars for you to waste and give away, and the debt you’ve piled up could well bankrupt the greatest nation on earth.

Am I calling you a failure, Mr. President? With all due respect that’s exactly what I’m doing.

Brawl Erupts After Reid, Angle Spar in Nevada Senate Race Forum

Tensions between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Tea Party-backed Republican challenger Sharron Angle spilled over into an all-out brawl Thursday at the end of a Nevada Senate race forum.

Security guards broke up the scuffle between a man who supports Angle and two women who support Reid after several bystanders failed to separate them at Faith Lutheran Jr./Sr. High School, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

“He punched me twice, so I punched him back twice,” Kay Mehta told the newspaper as she nursed a red, tearing eye and waited for police to arrive. “I was just defending myself.”

Mehta’s friend, Kelly Tanaki, said the fight began when the Angle supporter pushed her over. She said the fight occurred because she walked past the man, not because they back different candidates.

The unidentified man was detained by school officials.

“I didn’t expect anything like this, not in a million years,” the Rev. Robin Joyce, one of the organizers of the event, told the newspaper. “Our whole aim was to have an educational forum to hear from the candidates about their economic positions.”

The fight came after an impassioned event during which the crowd both heckled and cheered Angle and Reid.

Both candidates were asked about health care, education and job creation. Reid couldn’t make the forum, but filmed his responses.

Most polls have the candidates running neck and neck. They will debate each other on TV on Oct. 14, two days before early voting starts in Nevada.

Spitzer: Cuomo ‘Dirtiest, Nastiest’ Of Politicians

NEW YORK (1010 WINS / WCBS 880 / CBS 2) — Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer said he will back Democrat Andrew Cuomo come November, but it sure didn’t sound like much of an endorsement.

“Everybody knows that behind the scenes that he’s the dirtiest, nastiest political player out there,” Spitzer said of Cuomo Thursday.

Al Jones of 1010 WINS reports Spitzer, in his new role as CNN commentator, also said the Cuomo will likely face a stiff challenge from Republican Carl Paladino. The tea party candidate also appeared on the news network Thursday, and accused Cuomo of playing dirty.

“He’s sent out in the past week and a half every surrogate he could from the cesspool of Albany and from the cesspool of city government in Buffalo,” Paladino said.

Spitzer predicted the attorney general will carry the city and his opponent upstate.

“The suburban ring and the independent voters will determine the outcome of this race,” Spitzer said.

In a recent poll, Paladino had pulled within 6 points of Cuomo in what is traditionally a blue state.

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Texas ed board adopts resolution limiting Islam

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas State Board of Education has adopted a resolution seeking to curtail references to Islam in textbooks.

Social conservatives on the board had asked that the resolution be put on Friday’s agenda. It was approved by a 7-6 vote.

The one-page resolution calls on textbook publishers to limit what they print about Islam in world history books and says the board “will look to reject future prejudicial social studies submissions.”

The resolution is nonbinding on future boards, which will choose the state’s next generation of social studies texts.

Social conservatives control the 15-member board for now, although the landscape is set to change after one member of the bloc lost his primary election bid and another chose not to seek re-election.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Social conservatives are seeking to curtail references to Islam in Texas textbooks, warning of what they describe as a creeping Middle Eastern influence in the nation’s publishing industry.

The State Board of Education plans to vote Friday on a one-page resolution calling on textbook publishers to limit what they print about Islam in world history books.

Critics say it’s another example of the ideological board trying to politicize public education in the Lone Star State.

“It’s just more of the same Islamaphobic, xenophobic attitude we’ve been seeing around the country,” said Mustafaa Carroll, executive director of the Council of American Islamic Relations of Texas. “It’s not like Muslims are not part of the country. This kind of attitude is not healthy, it’s not even American.”

Future boards that will choose the state’s next generation of social studies texts would not be bound by the resolution.

The resolution cites world history books no longer used in Texas schools that it says devoted more lines of text to Islamic beliefs and practices than Christian beliefs and practices.

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