We’re All Cowards

According to Attorney General, Eric Holder, we are a nation of cowards.  Yup.  You, me, everyone.  When it comes to race – we are cowards.  Holder says…..

“Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards. Though race related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we, average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race.”

I guess we can expect more of this type of garbage from the Obama administration.  But I don’t understand why.  Remember – the Messiah was supposed to heal all rifts, rescue the nation and lead us into the age of Aquarius.  Now it just seems that this bumbling administration has no idea where it is going or what to do.  Add to that the divisiveness being preached from the perches of the White House.  Obama might as well have appointed Rev. Jeremiah Wright to the AG position.

Michelle Obama thinks this is a “mean” nation – a nation which she was never proud of until her husband became the apparent Democrat nominee.  Mr. Michelle Obama, believes that we are a nation plagued by those bitter people clinging to guns and religion.  There is no hope or unification coming from this administration.  Just bitterness.  A bunch of people with chips on their shoulders.  But guess what folks?  These angry idiots are in charge now.

The thing that annoys me most about Holder’s comments is not just the subject matter.  Remember former Texas Senator, Phil Gramm?  He was torn apart by the MSM, thrown under the bus by Johnny Mac and eventually resigned as a McCain advisor.  His sin?  He said we were becoming a nation of whiners.  So, it’s worse to be a whiner than a coward?  I’ll never understand these things.

To be honest, one of the reasons that I don’t blog as much as I used to is because I am becoming more disenchated day-by-day.  There is so much hypocrisy in the mainstream media.  There is so much venom leveled against conservatives and Republicans in general.  I’ll admit to you – right now I feel a sense of political hopelessness that I have never felt before.  I know that things are not totally hopeless, but the events of the last few years sure can take the wind out of your sails as a conservative.

I often wonder what the point is of all of this.  Everyday we continue to move closer to European socialism and lose more and more of our liberties.  We’re spending ourselves into oblivion.  We have lost our regard for the value of life.  We have forgotten the lessons of 9/11 and want to negotiate with the Islamist thugs who want to kill us all.  It saddens me to see this all around me.

Presidents Reagan and Bush Sr. oversaw the demise of communism as a form of government and socialism as an economic system.  Yet, we have now seen a resurgence of socialism in the West.  And while the US held strong against the socialist tendencies that nearly bankrupted Western Europe, we seem to have bought into this crazy experiment hook, line and sinker.  Even President Clinton was forced into accepting major welfare reform by the GOP.  That reform undid a great deal of the damage dating back to the overrated administrations of FDR and LBJ.  In the late 90s things looked great.  But look at where we are now.

We have reverted back to the failed policies of yesterday. See if you can balance democracy and socialism.  See if democracy can survive absent capitalism.  It won’t happen.  But Obama and his minions will destroy this nation trying to prove that such a system can work.  And if it doesn’t, you can be sure that democracy will be compromised in order to accomodate socialism.

Sorry for the rant.  I don’t mean to sound cynical. I’m just tired.  Tired of it all.  I’m trying to fight, but it seems that all I can do these days is rant and call it as I see it. I take heart in the fact that there are so many conservative folks blogging and opining online.  Conservative talk radio is strong and popular (for the moment anyway).  I sense some grassroots, but I don’t see it translating into much these days.

The most disconcerting thing of all is that Republicans allowed this to happen.  That really hurts me and you in so many ways.  Most of us are conservatives first and Republicans second.  Yeah, yeah.  But the GOP is our vehicle in government.  The revolution of 1994 is a distant memory.  The corruption and loss of direction that we saw from the GOP after 1994 led us to where we are now.  I don’t know when or if the next Reagan or Gingrich will surface and lead us out of the wilderness. I used to believe that all things were cyclical in politics.  But I’m not sure anymore.  Maybe we have moved irreversibly in a direction that will lead us down the path of destruction.

And perhaps Mr. Holder was correct.  And Mr. Gramm too.  Maybe we are a nation of cowards and whiners.  Egged on by the fear that was instilled in the American people by liberals and Democrats, we have apparently sold our souls to the Devil.  And now we will see the true hell that awaits unless we wake up and change things – fast.

To think, some actually compared Him to Reagan….

******Post Update******

In honor of our three visibly upset “progressives”, I am changing the “him” in the title of this post to “Him” since their Messiah only fell short of the great Ronald Reagan by 4 million viewers even though He spent dozens more on His party than our wonderful Reagan did (and since we all know just how much “progressives” love Biblical references).

After all, it’s the closest thing to afterglow they will ever experience. Let’s not ruin it for them completely.

As we now know, he spent much more on his inauguration than any other President.  We know that tatoo shops were giving out free tattos with his name on it.  We also know Pepsi even tried to cash in by having their logo resemble his.

At the end of the day, with all the media support, he still could not touch the ratings and numbers of viewers of Reagan’s inauguration.

Mr. Obama had 37.8M viewers for his overpriced shin dig.

But Mr. Reagan reigns supreme with 41.8M viewers.

The end could be drawing nearer and even if it all ended tomorrow, we can still see who the true great communicator was.

A Perspective from the “Rightest” of the “Far Right”

Pro-lifers like to ask, “How many Einsteins have we lost to abortion?” I ask: How many Reagans have we lost to campaign-finance reform?Ann Coulter – 02/20/2008

Ironically she released her weekly column tonight after I wrote my last post.  She thoroughly explains Reagan’s process of getting elected and proves that with McCain-Feingold, Ronald Reagan would have never been elected.

Forward it on so people can be informed – you will never hear this from the mainstream media. 

Take the information and fact-check it if you wish before using it but we need to be informed to make change necessary for 2012.  We need to start now. 

Ron Paul Clutching Reagan’s Coattails – Continued

In response to a post I wrote just minutes ago, a commenter left the following Reagan quote in response:

“In any case, the sending of the marines to Beirut was the source of my greatest regret and my greatest sorrow as president. Every day since the death of those boys, I have prayed for them and their loved ones.”

“In the months and the years that followed, our experience in Lebanon led to the adoption by the administration of a set of principles to guide America in the application of military force abroad, and I would recommend it to future presidents. The policy we adopted included these principles:

1. The United States should not commit its forces to military action overseas unless the cause is vital to our national interest.

2. If the decision is made to commit our forces to combat abroad, it must be done with the clear intent and support needed to win. It should not be a halfway or tentative commitment, and there must be clearly defined and realistic objectives.

3. Before we commit our troops to combat, there must be reasonable assurance that the cause we are fighting for and the actions we take will have the support of the American people and Congress. (We all felt that the Vietnam War had turned into such a tragedy because military action had been undertaken without sufficient assurances that the American people were behind it.)

4. Even after all these other tests are met, our troops should be committed to combat abroad only as a last resort, when no other choice is available.”

What I find hilarious is that the following paragraph was left out:

 “After the marines left Beirut, we continued a search for peace and a diplomatic solution to the problems in the Middle East. But the war in Lebanon grew even more violent, the Arab-Israeli conflict became more bitter, and the Middle East continued to be a source of problems for me and our country.” –Ronald Reagan

The main point of my post was in response to Paul supporters’ “do-nothing” policy to terrorism.  What Reagan said there was after the bombings had occurred when Congress (Democrats) was pressuring him to leave.

I wondered what he would have said after the Italian ship incident in 1985.  How about the disco-club bombing in 1986?  How about the 1988 Pan Am flight bombing? 

We had a President that did nothing in response to terrorism, remember?  His name was Bill Clinton.  The highest number of attacks happened during his tenure and Clinton never struck back (aside from the pathetic aspirin-factory bombing.)  Moreover; after Clinton ripped our troops out of Somalia, OBL told ABC that our troops were “paper-tigers” who ran in defeat.  He simutaneously was planning 9/11.

Eight years of “doing nothing” led to the worst attack ever.  Since then with Bush’s war policies and domestic policies like the Patriot Act, we have not been attacked on our soil nor has an official American interest been blown up.  His efforts have stopped terrorist plots against us and the foiled JFK plot and Fort Dixx incidents is proof that terrorists are running out of professional juice.

My only regret is we won’t fight harder within our own borders with stronger terrorism policies like racial profiling.  I also think that adding a few more bombs to our war strategy overseas could end the war a lot sooner.

We need to fight like we did in WW2 without Democratic yammering about civilians.  We need to fight like we did when we actually won wars and opportunists like Ron Paul and his supporters of conpiracy theorists did not exist.

Ron Paul Clutches Reagan’s Coattails

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Ron Paul supporters are living in an absolute fantasy world.  On top of their insane proposal that we rip our troops out of Iraq and leave it to Al-Qaeda; and believing that just ignoring the terrorists will miraculously make it go away, they use Ronald Reagan’s good name to promote this fella who blames us for 9/11. 

The one quote out there that they keep using is the following:

“Ron Paul is one of the outstanding leaders fighting for a stronger national defense. As a former Air Force officer, he knows well the needs of our armed forces, and he always puts them first. We need to keep him fighting for our country.” — Ronald Reagan

Let’s take a look at Ronald Reagan’s foreign policy and the ways in which he handled it.

In 1982, our Embassy in Beirut was bombed.  At the request of Lebanon, Reagan sent troops to create a peace-keeping force between Muslims and Christians.

Would Ron Paul or his supporters have approved of this judging by their standards put forth today?  Of course not. 

After the peace-keeping force was established, Muslims showed us just how peaceful they were and blew up the Marine barracks a year later killing hundreds of other American troops.  Reagan (after the Democrats in Congress harped and demanded so) withdrew our troops out of Lebanon.

Would Ron Paul or his supporters approve of this judging by the standards put forth by them today?  Of course they would!  We backed away and decided to not “intervene” anymore.

Three years later after we left, Muslims must have still been sore at Americans when they decided to hijack an Italian cruise-ship in 1985 where they decided to shoot a 69 year old passenger (American) and throw him overboard with his wheelchair.  It looks like choosing to “pull out and not intervene” didn’t work out so well.

Reagan responded by having the animals captured and handed them to Italy, who then made sure they returned safely to Iraq (the place where terrorists never lived but for the constant “intervening” of the United States).

After indirectly turning those terrorists over to safe harbor in Iraq (something that Reagan had no “direct” hand in), Muslim extremists struck again by bombing a West Berlin dance club in 1986 killing more Americans.

I wonder by looking at this crucial time period what Ron Paul and his supporters (better known as “dreamers” and “9/11 conspiracy crazies”) thinks the appropriate time table would be to sit and wait for Muslim fanatics to STOP attempting to hurt us and our interests.

I guarantee when Ronald Reagan said what he said about Ron Paul above, he had no idea that one day he would propagandize an insane position to rally support from 9/11 conspiracy theorists in order to get nominated for President.

It is clear that Muslims don’t want peace ever with the United States.  Paul and his supporters at this point are just as dangerous to our security as liberals are.

Barack Obama: The Great Communicator?

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Calm down Ronald Reagan lovers.  It’s just a joke.

I’ve been watching the spar between Obama and Clinton in the last week as the only thing Barack seems to be going on is how he didn’t vote for going into Iraq (while simutaneously avoiding mentioning the fact that he wasn’t even there). 

Now suddenly, Barack wants to encourage diplomacy with leaders that clearly hate the United States and some of our most prominent allies like Israel. 

Speaking of communicating, let’s see how Reagan handled a couple of his moments of communication:

1.) Reagan communicated brilliantly with the Soviet Union while putting massive pressure on them economically and brought an end to the Cold War — something that liberals like to give Gorbachev credit for as admitting success on behalf of an American-Conservative President like Ronald Reagan is totally unacceptable.  (no wonder liberals love communism.)

2.) The great communicator, Ronald Reagan, did his best to establish diplomacy in Lebanon in 1982 by establishing a peace-keeping force between Muslims and Christians.  The Muslim side hated America from the get go and even though Democratic members of Congress were begging for more “diplomacy” from President Reagan, the loving Muslims still hated America and blew up our embassies in Beirut as well as our marine barracks within the span of about a year.  This was certainly one act of diplomacy that did not work even though Reagan gave it his best shot.

Moreover; President Bill Clinton in 1994 tried diplomacy with North Korea by sending Madeline Albright with a basketball signed by Michael Jordan and a sweet deal that gave the North Koreans billions of dollars, reactors, and the capability to build more nukes in exchange for a promise that North Korea wasn’t going to build any, Clinton even sweetened the deal further by agreeing to not let weapons inspectors in for five years afterwards.  That worked out great!

I am wondering why Americans are so surprised that a Democratic Presidential candidate is talking about diplomacy as a way of dealing with our enemies.  This is news?  The better questions should be: “What will Barack give to the North Koreans?”  “What will he give to Iran?” 

Finally, the Bush administration and Condoleezza Rice have not closed their doors to diplomacy.  They have countless sanctions, have applied political and economical pressure to our enemies and where has it gotten them?

This is what I think Fred Thompson or Giuliani need to run on — the Democrats’ harp about diplomacy and the factual cases of utter failure from the same party in the past.

Another Go-Gos Moment……

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 I have been really indulging in YouTube lately and all it offers for classic videos.  I’m a big music fan and I was scanning through various 80’s songs/videos.

I came upon this fun video by the Go-Gos and glanced through the comments on it.  This is absolutely the most beautiful comment I have heard in SUCH  a long time:

“Here it was, the height of the Cold War in Reagan’s America and we still had positive, well-crafted pop music that could make you smile.”

Is that not beautiful!?  “Reagan’s America” and good music.  Could it get any better?