Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Who Is Fomenting Violence, More Health Care Bill Costs, and More

The Pittsburgh Post Gazetter writes: Franklin Roosevelt had the "New Deal," Harry Truman the "Fair Deal," and now Barack Obama has what Vice President Joe Biden described as a "big [expletive] deal." There's been a decline in more than the quality of the rhetoric over the years. Democrats hailed Obamacare as a triumph along the lines of Social Security and Medicare. But Social Security and Medicare were popular. Eighty-one Republicans in the House and 16 in the Senate voted for Social Security in 1935. In 1965, 70 Republicans in the House and 13 in the Senate voted for Medicare.
We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe.  -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Andrew Thomas of the American Spectator asks: The question I have is, why did these congresspeople, including Emmanuel Cleaver (the alleged "spitee", who actually walked too close to a protester shouting "kill the bill" and got sprayed), Barney Frank, and Nancy Pelosi deliberately march into the demonstration and confront the Tea Partiers?  After all, wasn't it Nancy herself who said she was "frightened" by these supposedly violent people?  Is it possible that they wanted to provoke a reaction from the crowd to be used by the media to demonize the Tea Party movement (i.e., "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it")?  Is it also possible that when there was nothing sufficiently provoked by the lawmakers' confrontation, they decided to fabricate it?  I believe their previous record of untruthfulness supports this hypothesis.   
What do you suppose will be the next move by the Alinsky left?  There are a large number of Tea Party demonstrations scheduled around the country in April.  I don't believe there is any doubt that the left will step up their attempts to provoke a Tea Party incident that they can capture on video.  Even more likely, they will infiltrate demonstrations and create ugly incidents masquerading as Tea Party participants.  The progressive media, doing their part for the cause, will appear at more of these events for the sole purpose of broadcasting the "proof" of Tea Party racism and/or violence.

Those of us who intend to participate in these demonstrations need to do two things:
  • 1) Do not allow yourself or another Tea Partier to be taunted or provoked into saying or doing anything that could be interpreted as racist or violent. Always be civil and act intelligently. You never know when you are being recorded.
  • 2) Take a video camera with you and record the faces of anyone instigating or participating in any such incidences so that they can be identified later.
Remember, to those on the Alinsky left, this is a war.  And as Saul Alinsky wrote, "The third rule of ethics of means and ends is that in war the end justifies almost any means...."

The NYT reports: An association representing 300 large corporations urged President Obama and Congress on Monday to repeal a provision of the health care overhaul that prompted AT&T, Caterpillar and other companies to announce substantial charges for the current quarter. 
Mr. Waxman and Bart Stupak, a Michigan Democrat who is chairman of the House Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on oversight and investigations, wrote to AT&T’s chairman, Randall L. Stephenson, “The new law is designed to expand coverage and bring down costs, so your assertions are a matter of concern.”
Their letter said AT&T’s moves “appear to conflict with independent analyses,” including a finding by the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executives, that health care reform would reduce insurance cost trends for businesses by more than $3,000 for each employee over the next 10 years.
Responding to such criticism, Mr. Klein said: “These announcements are required under accounting rules, and we should all expect more of such announcements in coming days and weeks. We’re very troubled that these announcements have been challenged by officials in Obama administration and Congress.”
Many employer plans for retiree drug coverage are part of union contracts. In December, the A.F.L.-C.I.O.’s legislative director, Bill Samuel, joined Mr. Klein in writing to Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader, urging the Senate not to enact this provision.
American Spectator, by James P. Gannon: [In part] Most of the angry [citizens]are not out marching in the streets, waving signs or shouting into bullhorns. And they are not smashing windows or phoning death threats to politicians. They are simply waking up angry in the morning, and going to bed angry at night. And their resentment is multiplied by the media's efforts to portray them all as dangerous, crazy people, and by the effort of certain Democrats to tar them with brush of violent intent.
They are tired of being told they are too stupid to understand the country's complex problems, too rooted in the past to find solutions, too selfish to share what they have worked for with everyone else who wants it.
Their quiet rage abides, waiting till it can be expressed in that silent place behind the curtain where the ballot lists the names that they have now committed to an angry memory.
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Michael O'Brien   The Democratic National Committee (DNC) said Monday that it will donate money it had received from a man charged with threatening to kill a top Republican. A DNC official said it was researching contributions made by Norman Leboon, a Philadelphia man charged Monday with threatening to kill House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.), and donate any money he had donated to charity.
A secretive foreign network of Islamic radicals now operates dozens of charter schools -- which receive government money but are not required to adopt a state-approved curriculum -- on U.S. soil. The inspirer of this conspiratorial effort is Fethullah Gülen, who directs a major Islamist movement in Turkey and the Turkish Diaspora but lives in the United States. He is number thirteen among the world's "50 most influential Muslims," according to one prominent listing.
 But in startling news for Americans, the Gülen movement operates more than 85 primary and secondary schools on our soil. A roster of the Gülen schools and of the numerous foundations that support them has been released to the public by the patriotic group Act! for America. The Gülen schools are often designated as "science academies" and are concentrated in Texas, Ohio, and California -- with others scattered across the rest of the country.
The father of a Marine killed in Iraq and whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters from Kansas was ordered to pay the protesters' appeal costs, his lawyers said Monday. Fox News reported today that he will defy a court order and not pay the protesters' appeal costs. "I don't think I'm going to be writing a check until I hear from the Supreme Court," Snyder told Fox News on Tuesday. "I'm not about to pay them

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