MSNBC’s latest brainstorm — the hilarious “Lean Forward” campaign — uses a carefully edited recitation of the nation’s founding document. It omits any mention of God (though it does depict gay marriage).
“We hold these truths to be self-evident. That all men and women have certain unalienable rights. Life, liberty, pursuit of happiness.”
It can’t be a coincidence. It conforms precisely with President Obama’s new version of the Declaration of Independence, which he is said to have recited on five separate occasions.
The founders got it wrong, you see – The creator has nothing to do with unalienable rights. Our rights can only come from government. And it can take them away, too, on a whim.
On to L’Affaire Williams. You can now sign a petition to congress to stop funding NPR.
I have a round-up of calls to defund, here.
Fox News presents: A Brief History of NPR’s Intolerance and Imbalance
From calling Tea Party members “Tea Baggers,” to saying that “the evaporation of 4 million” Christians would leave the world a better place, to suggesting that God could give former Sen. Jesse Helms or his family AIDS from a blood transfusion, NPR’s personalities have said some pretty un-PC things in the past. A look at the record reveals no shortage of intolerant statements and unbalanced segments on the publicly sponsored network’s airwaves.
Here’s an incomplete list of questionable and controversial content that has aired on NPR or has been uttered by its employees:
Keep reading at the link.
Ed Morrissey: Is Fox News more tolerant than NPR?
So says Michael Barone in a must-read analysis of the firing of Juan Williams. But don’t take his word for it, because NPR’s omsbud says essentially the same thing in NPR’s defense. First, let’s start with conservative analyst Barone, a long-time friend of Williams and also a Fox News contributor:
Keep reading at Hot Air.
Legal Insurrection: Media Matters Is The Symptom, Not The Disease
The Washington Times (with another wonderful picture of our President): Obama’s message to rally party base is still a work in progress:
First, he took on President George W. Bush, then, he switched to direct attacks on House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, and now, in his search for the right message to rally Democratic voters, President Obama is accusing outside groups of trying to buy this year’s congressional elections through shadowy campaign ads.
The evolution suggests that the White House has struggled to settle on a working message as Mr. Obama crisscrosses the country in a bid to drive voter turnout by dangling red meat in front of his base ahead of the crucial congressional midterm elections on Nov. 2.
It’s the ol’ “spaghetti strategy”, and it’s falling flat.
Duane Lester lowers the boom on the NC NAACP with a brutal fisking of its Chapter President’s latest media droppings. How many blacks in this country are aware of the history of virulent racism in the Democrat party, the party of the KKK? Not many, it seems. Probably about the same amount as libs who know the words, “separation of church and state” are not in the Constitution. Not many. The educational system in this country is failing people.
Of course while POTUS spins his wheels madly, the truth comes out about which group is the biggest campaign spender, (psssst: it’s not the Chamber of Commerce)…
In case you missed it…I linked to this awesome GovTrack political spectrum, yesterday in my an Schakowsky post because she appears way out at the far left of the spectrum. Click to find out where your congresscritters appear.
The FBI is investigating a toxic substance found inside a package that was sent to the office of Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva, a spokesman for the congressman said.
Staffers checking mail in the congressman’s Tucson, Arizona, office Thursday found a white powdery substance and drawings of two swastikas inside an envelope, Grijalva campaign spokesman Adam Sarvana told CNN.
The Tucson Fire Department confirmed the substance inside the envelope was toxic, he said.
I smell b.s., here, don’t you? I wouldn’t put it past the 3rd most leftist congressman to use desperate Alinsky measures to win some sympathy votes when he’s in a close race with an attractive rocket scientist. Commenters at Lucinanne are thinking the same thing.
Doug Powers at MM: TOTUS to Make Historic Debut
Obama is going to make speech in India’s Parliament following the election, and it will be the first time a teleprompter has been used in their chamber……embarrassking!
Check back, I’ll be adding more links throughout the day.
Teh Hammer comes down:
Charles Krauthammer: Obama Underappreciation Syndrome:
Opening a whole new branch of cognitive science — liberal psychology — Obama has discovered a new principle: The fearful brain is hard-wired to act befuddled, i.e., to vote Republican.
But of course. Here Obama has spent two years bestowing upon the peasantry the “New Foundation” of a more regulated and socially engineered, and therefore more humane, society, and they repay him with recalcitrance and outright opposition. Here he gave them Obamacare, the stimulus, financial regulation, and a shot at cap-and-trade — and the electorate remains not just unmoved but ungrateful.
Faced with this truly puzzling conundrum, Dr. Obama diagnoses a heretofore undiscovered psychological derangement: anxiety-induced Obama Underappreciation Syndrome, wherein an entire population is so addled by its economic anxieties as to be neurologically incapable of appreciating the “facts and science” undergirding Obamacare and the other blessings their president has bestowed upon them from on high.
Read on to hear Krauthammers’s much simpler explanation to what’s going on. The one Obama can’t admit.
Linked by Pirate’s Cove, thanks!