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Quote of the Day – Bill Kristol

For Obama, 9/11 was a “deeply traumatic event for our country.” Traumatic events invite characteristic reactions and over-reactions–fearfulness, anger, even hysteria. That’s how Obama understands the source of objections to the Ground Zero mosque. It’s all emotional. The arguments don’t have to be taken seriously. The criticisms of the mosque are the emotional reactions of a traumatized people.

But Americans aren’t traumatized. 9/11 was an attack on America, to which Americans have responded firmly, maturely, and appropriately. Part of our sensible and healthy reaction is that there shouldn’t be a 13-story mosque and Islamic community center next to Ground Zero (especially when it’s on a faster track to be built than the long-delayed memorial there). But Obama (like Bloomberg) doesn’t feel he even has to engage the arguments against the mosque–because he regards his fellow citizens as emotionally traumatized victims, not citizens who might have a reasonable point of view.

The Weekly Standard

I’m so sick and tired of TheOne talking to us like we are children or one of his students in some imaginary class. He’s not a professor, and never has been one, contrary to what the lame stream media wants us to believe. He is not a constitutional scholar nor does he understand the Constitution any better than most attorneys.  The only thing he’s an authority about is community organizing and patronizing Americans.  He’s no more a psychologist than Dr. Seuss was – although Dr. Seuss had a much better understanding of human nature than Obama has.

Don’t talk to me about being traumatized and acting irrationally. That is the purview of liberals who talk about how they “feel” about issues and not what they “think.” If he wants to talk to Americans, he needs to talk about right and wrong and he needs to grow some balls in order for him to speak about right and wrong.

No one denies that there is a Constitutional right to build this mosque. And in fact, the ones who oppose this building are more knowledgeable about that document than most on the left are.  But because you can do it, does not mean you should: because you have the right does not make it right. What part of this does he and his party not understand?

I also get peeved when I hear people say that this is a local issue, as though only New Yorkers have the right to an opinion. It is a national issue. On 9/11/01 what American didn’t feel as though we were under attack? America was under attack on that day and not just in New York but in a field in Pennsylvania and in Washington DC. All Americans felt that same way on December 7, 1941, too.  So Nancy, you may want to duck the issue by claiming that building a mosque in New York is not your business, the rest of us Americans feel pretty vested in the topic.

And if she wants to investigate nearly 70% of American citizens, then that includes some in her own party  – like Harry Reid.

Stand with Israel. Sign the petition.

Keep America Safe:

In the Obama era, many of America’s allies have seen their loyalty to the United States met with indifference, incompetence and even outright contempt. Israel – one of America’s strongest allies anywhere around the world—offers the most vivid example.

Since taking office, Barack Obama and officials in his administration have repeatedly rebuked, condemned, and pressured an Israeli government that is standing strong and defiant in the face of continual threats from terrorist groups and the regimes that sponsor them. The administration has repeatedly sought to engage Israel’s authoritarian enemies while demanding ever more concessions from the democratically elected government in Jerusalem. In just the last month this administration has twice stood by as international organizations have targeted Israel for condemnation. In May the Obama administration consented to a Final Document from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference that singled out Israel as a threat to the current non-proliferation regime while making no mention of the grave threat posed by Iran’s illegal pursuit of nuclear weapons. And in June the administration refused to block a presidential statement from the United Nations Security Council as Israel was besieged by an international lynch mob for exercising its legitimate right of self-defense.

The relationship between the American and Israeli people is as strong as it has ever been, but this administration’s dangerous and misguided policies, if left unchallenged, pose a serious threat to Israel’s security and prosperity and to America’s ability to protect our interests in the region. We the undersigned urge the President to stand with the people of Israel.”

How Lindsey has it wrong about the Tea Party

Lindsey Graham believes there’s no reason to court the tea party because, in words I use in my profession,  it’s ‘actively dying’;

“The problem with the Tea Party, I think it’s just unsustainable because they can never come up with a coherent vision for governing the country. It will die out,” Graham said in an interview with the New York Times magazine. “We don’t have a lot of Reagan-type leaders in our party. Remember Ronald Reagan Democrats? I want a Republican that can attract Democrats.”   CBSNews

Graham has obviously missed the message or he’s just simply ignoring it. The two things that will always hold the tea party together is it’s love for the Constitution and it’s belief that we must have less government in order to maintain and regain our freedom.  I think at his own political peril, he’s not getting it and has taken this stance against the tea party.

We  do have a very coherent vision for government: GET OUT OF OUR LIVES! Graham’s vision is to join hands with the left and tax the hell out of us.

So what did attract democrats to Reagan? A conservative, uplifting message that America’s best days are NOT behind us. It was conservatism that drew democrat votes, not compromising their principles in order to “get along.”

Graham is not really a republican and he’s most definitely not a conservative. He’s really in the wrong party.

And now this from the Weekly Standard:

“They are overwhelmingly white and Anglo, although a scattering of Hispanics, Asian Americans and African Americans combine to make up almost one-fourth of their ranks.”

This is from today’s long (and on the whole not bad) USA Today article on the tea parties and tea partiers. But there’s something a little odd about that term “scattering.” That “scattering” is (as is suggested later in the same sentence) pretty hefty—23 percent of tea partiers are, according to the survey, non-white Anglos. How does this compare to the nation’s adults as a whole? They’re 25 percent non-white Anglos. So tea partiers are—in this as in other respects—a startlingly representative demographic group.  William Kristol

Repeal it before the damage can’t be undone

The hope we have.

The next congress has to repeal this as soon as possible. It will bankrupt our nation and our children. Positive changes can be made in health care but not by an abolition of the entire system. And at a price that no generation can possibly afford. I understand that this is nothing short of another step in the destruction of the American society, by the Marxists that now run the country. But we will weather this and put them back under the rocks they came out of, after November.

On another topic: I noticed that Pelosi’s rhetoric has changed in the last few days. Last night in her victory speech she invoked the “founding fathers”, the Declaration of Independence, called the bill “All American” and used the word “patriotic”. Do you suppose she is beginning to pander to the tea party and other patriot organizations before her next run this year? Is she trying to create an atmosphere that is more friendly to the Congressmen and women who put their careers on the line to vote for this stupid bill? I think so. I think she is aware of the political suicide she was asking of them and she feels a bit responsible by trying to soften the hearts of the electorate for those cowardly colleagues of hers.

The next topic to be tackled by this president and Congress will be amnesty and immigration reform. Between cap and trade and this, the one that will change society most will be immigration reform. It will assure the democrats a huge voting bloc for years to come. That might be the pay-off that Obama thinks he owes the democrats who slit their own throats last night to vote for his health care reform.

I do believe one thing for certain: If this vote didn’t do in the Arizona Congressmen and women who voted last night in favor of Obama’s destructive health care bill, if they go along with immigration reform, it will.

Cheney’s new ad and website, as seen on Fox

Check this out.

Be sure and watch the ad.

From the mission statement:

Keep America Safe believes the United States can only defeat our adversaries and defend our interests from a position of strength.  We know that America has, for 233 years, been an unparalleled force for good in the world, that our fighting forces are the best the world has ever known, and that the world is a safer place when America is trusted by our allies and feared and respected by our enemies. Keep America Safe will make the case for an unapologetic approach to fighting terrorism around the world, for victory in the wars this country fights, for democracy and human rights, and for a strong American military that is needed in the dangerous world in which we live.

Liz Cheney, Bill Kristol and Debra Burlingame are the board of Keep America Safe.