Video: The Turk Song

Oh my gosh, kids today can be so amazing…

14 year old, Nehemiah, a big Turk supporter, wrote this song with a little help from his friends:

The lyrics:

Welcome to the war,
Between what’s wrong and what’s right,
Where people try to turn
this into black vs white,
And the country seemed to change
Almost overnight,
And we’re turning over freedom’s
Without a fight,

Tea parties rose up,
Tryin’ to change the current tide,
Protesting higher taxes,
Bailouts and healthcare lies,
Social security is crumbling right before our eyes,
We are all Americans, why can’t we unite?

CHORUS
Well there’s a breath of fresh air,
Outside the stench of Washington,
Let’s finish the job, that the grassroots have begun,
No more career politicians who vote down party lines,
It’s time to tell Cleaver to take a hike!

Turk is a man,
Who says what he means,
Seems to understand,
That he works for you and me,
Will represent the 5th district to DC,
Not try to ignore us while he votes party.
Former businessman, former marine,
Working class man, not part of the machine.

Chorus

Cleaver voted for the healthcare bill,
Loves cap and trade,
Supports big government,
Takin’ us back to Carter days,
And I don’t know about you,
But my generation,
Is rising up,
To fight over-taxation,
And that’s why we know,……

CHORUS
There’s a breath of fresh air,
Outside the stench of Washington,
Let’s finish the job, that the grassroots have begun,
No more career politicians who vote down party lines,
It’s time to vote conservative and give Turk a try!!

Repeat Chorus

It’s time to vote conservative and give Turk a try!!

I am so impressed!

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Future Speaker: Why Are We Funding A Left-Wing Organization? (Updated)

Now we are  talking.

In an exclusive to National Review Online’s Robert Costa, John Boehner said:

…I think it’s reasonable to ask why Congress is spending taxpayers’ money to support a left-wing radio network — and in the wake of Juan Williams’ firing, it’s clearer than ever that’s what NPR is.”

Read his full quote at NRO.

This follows Sarah Palin’s Facebook post from earlier today: Juan Williams: Going Rogue

At a time when our country is dangerously in debt and looking for areas of federal spending to cut, I think we’ve found a good candidate for defunding. National Public Radio is a public institution that directly or indirectly exists because the taxpayers fund it. And what do we, the taxpayers, get for this? We get to witness Juan Williams being fired from NPR for merely speaking frankly about the very real threat this country faces from radical Islam.

Would Republicans have the spines to actually do this?

Fingers crossed!

UPDATE!

DeMint will introduce bill to defund NPR

O’Reilly made the announcement today on his show:

This thing may happen, yet.

UPDATE II:

The Washington Times piles on: EDITORIAL: Cut off NPR

Michelle Malkin: Defund them now: NPR CEO attacks Williams’ sanity, then retracts; Update: Williams signed to new, $2 million FNC contract

Seize the moment, Republicans!

UPDATE III:


And the beat goes on….


Daily Caller: Juan Williams calls for the government to defund NPR


I have no doubt that if the American people were polled on this, a clear majority would support defunding …
UPDATE IV:


PREVIOUSLY:


I Can Think Of Some Programs I’d Like To See Cut


That Jan Schakowsky Is Really Something, Ain’t She?

This political spectrum, which can be seen up close at GovTrack.us is fascinating. The image is generated through a statistical analysis of the cosponsorship of bills in the 110th-11th Congresses (2007-09). Yes, that’s DSA member, Jan Schakowsky on the very far left, to the extreme! 100 miles to the left of her closest competitor, (Barbara Lee, of CA).  Raul (Boycott AZ!)  Grijalva of AZ comes in a close third.

We all know Jan from her infamous single payer health care  speech: “This is not a principled fight!”, right?

Once again, she was  caught on tape, making statements not meant for all ears, as she beckoned supporters to do “What We Do In Chicago”.

“We have a tradition of knocking on doors, of pulling people out…Here’s our message: I don’t get off your doorstep, until you go out and vote, That’s our message!”

Chicago’s own Backyard Conservative,  Anne Leary believes Schakowsky’s Chicago Way Thuggery is on Display:

She’s under 50%. She’s being outfundraised. So Leftist machine Democrat Jan Schakowsky threatens her constituents. Video via RCP.

Make no mistake, this is a threat.

Schakowsky is explicitly encouraging Democrats to commit the crime of intimidation.

Under Illinois law, intimidation is defined to include acts performed with the intent to cause another person to perform an act (e.g. voting) under threat of inflicting physical harm on the person threatened or on property, or to subject the person threatened to physical confinement or restraint. That is the intended effect of a Schakowsky representative refusing to leave the doorstep until a resident has been “pulled out” to go to the polls and vote.

You know what this reminds me of? Union tactics, specifically the sort of thug tactics used by the SEIU in Fresno, in their union election, last June.

It’s worth noting that Schakowsky gets 60% of her PAC donations from unions, which, I guess is why she earned the nickname, “SEIU’s Jan Schakowsky ” in Chicago circles.

Nearly 60 percent of Schakowsky’s Political Action Committee (PAC) contributions come from organized labor. Among her biggest individual donors are the Teamsters Union; public employee unions such as the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU); the American Association for Justice (formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America); and the AFL-CIO, whose President John Sweeney is a member of DSA.

I Can Think Of Some Programs I’d Like To See Cut

Throughout this entire election year, liberals have been trying to pin down conservatives on “what programs they would cut”, to reduce spending. Many Republican candidates have struggled to answer the question because they know the left will make political hay with whatever answers they give. No matter how unworthy, and wasteful a program is, there are going to be many people negatively affected by its removal. Still,  there are plenty of good answers to the question, and you can see some of them at You Cut, a website House Republicans launched earlier this year. You Cut asks citizens each week, to vote for programs they would like to see cut.

A list of previous winners:

Week One: Cut the New Non-Reformed Welfare Program ($25 Billion Savings) 

Week Two: Eliminate Federal Employee Pay Raise ($30 Billion Savings)

Week Three: Reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ($30 Billion Savings)

Week Four: Sell Excess Federal Property ($15 Billion Savings)

Week Five: Prohibit Hiring New IRS Agents to Enforce Health Care Law ($15 Billion Savings)

Week Six: Taxpayer Subsidized Union Activities ($1.2 Billion Savings)

Week Seven: Prohibit Stimulus Funding for Promotional Signage (Tens of Millions)

Week Eight: Prohibit Sleeper Car Subsidies on Amtrak ($1.2 billion Savings)

Week Nine: Bipartisan Proposal to Terminate AEITC ($1.1 billion Savings)

Week Ten: Require Collection of Unpaid Taxes From Federal Employees ($1 billion Savings)

Week Eleven: Reduce Government Employment to 2008 Levels ($35 billion Savings)


I have a suggestion for an upcoming vote. How about NPR and PBS?  Why are these bastions of leftist ideology taxpayer subsidized?  Why do Republicans put up with it? It reminds me of the stupidity of putting up with taxpayer money going to friggin’ ACORN for all those years. It’s time we put a stop to it.
Juan Williams is guilty of saying something that contradicted a favorite liberal narrative: that Islam is a religion of peace, and anyone who suggests otherwise is an despicable Islamophobe who should be shunned from polite society.
Seton Motely says in The Arena, in reference to Juan Williams’ firing:

As indicated by their ridiculous 2009 demand that Williams stop being identified on “The O’Reilly Factor” as a “senior correspondent for NPR” – which is of course what he was. That NPR would sacrifice the tremendous exposure for their network – O’Reilly’s show being the top cable news show now for more than a decade – on the altar of ideological irrationality is just another indicator of how far ‘round the bend they are. And should have served as a warning to Mr. Williams that, sadly, the end was nigh.

That NPR has become little more than a progressive echo chamber was further evidenced by NPR ombudswoman Alicia C. Shepard’s assertion at the time that Williams was: 

(A) “lightning rod” for the public radio organization in part because he “tends to speak one way on NPR and another on Fox.” Shepard said she had received 378 listener e-mails in 2008 listing complaints and frustrations about Mr. Williams.

CPB – broadcasting by leftists, for leftists.

I’m sorry for Mr. Williams, though I am sure he will be fine. But this situation again begs a question. Why are taxpayers – the vast majority of whom are on Nov. 2 going to demonstrate that they reject progressivism – forced to subsidize a public broadcasting empire that champions it?

Blogger round-up on Juan Williams’ firing from NPR:

Everybody’s got something to say about it…
Just a reminder but NPR didn’t fire a cartoonist who insulted tea party attendees. Apparently that kind of thinking is consistent with their editorial standards and practices.

I’m sure in the coming days people will dig up plenty examples of NPR reporters insulting Christians, America and other groups but not losing their jobs over it. As always, it’s just one group that gets super-protected status and it just happens to be the one that is so peaceful, they will kill you for insulting them.

Gateway Pundit: NPR: Where “Teabag” Videos Are Defended But Blaming 9-11 on Muslims Will Get You Fired

Gateway Pundit: TOO MUCH FEEDBACK- NPR Can’t Take the Heat; Contact Page Shut Down

UPDATE:

Oh, look who else is on the same wavelength as me!:

Sarah Palin: Juan Williams: Going Rogue

At a time when our country is dangerously in debt and looking for areas of federal spending to cut, I think we’ve found a good candidate for defunding. National Public Radio is a public institution that directly or indirectly exists because the taxpayers fund it. And what do we, the taxpayers, get for this? We get to witness Juan Williams being fired from NPR for merely speaking frankly about the very real threat this country faces from radical Islam.

Fox Nation: WATCH: Juan Williams Explains How NPR Fired Him

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Video: How “Fired Up” Are Niki Tsongas’ Supporters In MA-5?

The 5th congressional district in Massachusetts,  another House seat in play, voted for Scott Brown last January, but  Brown is a RINO, and Golnik is a conservative, so the question is, how fired up are MA-5 constituents for their candidates? Judging from this video of the  rallies before the Golnik/Tsongas debate in Westford, Wed night, there’s not a lot of enthusiasm in MA-5 for Tsongas.

The Weekly Standard had this to say about the race:

The businessman from Carlisle is facing congresswoman Niki Tsongas, the widow of legendary Bay State Democrat Paul Tsongas. Niki Tsongas first won the Fifth District seat–which includes old industrial towns like Haverhill, Lowell, and Lawrence–by just 6 points in a 2007 special election (51 percent to 45 percent). Tsongas was unopposed in 2008, when Obama carried the district by 20 points.

“I’m running against an incumbent who votes 98 percent of the time with Nancy Pelosi and the leadership in Washington, D.C.,” Golnik said. “Her rhetoric is that she’s bipartisan, her rhetoric is that no one tells her how to vote, her rhetoric is that she’s in the district every weekend. Now we just know this not to be true. If you have to say it, chances are you’re not doing it.”

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So can this conservative win in Massachusetts? Even in Harvard, where Martha Coakley beat Scott Brown by nine points, there are bumper stickers and yard signs for Jon Golnik everywhere. The built-in advantage for Democrats, who outnumber Republicans 3 to 1, is a tough hurdle to clear, but it’s the fifty percent of voters unaffiliated with either party that he’ll be targeting with his message. Golnik, in explaining the importance of his fundraising, described the state of the race in stark terms.

“We can’t project our message without raising the money,” he said. “If we can’t project our message, we can’t win.”

Looks like he’s doing a better job projecting his message than his opponent.

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A few more interesting House races to watch:

In Maryland: Lollar vs Hoyer.

Check out this report from Gateway Pundit: Report: Steny Hoyer Knuckle-Punched GOP Opponent in the Back (Video)

And Turk vs Cleaver, which I’ve been keeping a close eye on:

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Midwest Voices: Watch out, Cleaver, here comes Jacob Turk

The Case Against Cleaver, Part 2: Spittlegate

The Case Against Cleaver: Part One

All American Blogger Interviews Mo-5 Candidate, Jacob Turk

Jacob Turk Wins in MO-5!

Introducing Jacob Turk, Republican Candidate For MO 5th District

Here’s Thad McCotter’s latest campaign video, “Washington’s Nuts!”  He did the guitar work you hear in the background, himself.

He should have started with, “I’m not a witch.”

Hat tip: Red Mass, via Infidel Joe.

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