As an old year closes and a new one beckons, here’s the question before us all, a question that challenges us each annum. Do we boldly paddle ahead, no matter how small and unstable our vessel seems, into whatever awaits beyond the year’s final edge? Or do we desperately hold on or, worse, cower before the unknown? Do we rest on laurels or, instead, try to accomplish more, do more good, and brave (as a verb) new worlds?
For our part, conservatives made significant strides this year, but the civic waves are not yet sweet enough for the lasting health of this, our nation. Like Reepicheep, we conservatives have been conditioned, in this case by Ronald Reagan rather than a dryad, to believe we have a rendezvous with destiny. Nor should we forget that we serve not just a nation, but the One who created all nations and endowed us with the liberty to choose. We are at this year’s tail end. Unhand the tail, and reach for the next great task before us.Quin Hillyar/The American Spectator
Enjoy your weekend. This is 2 day a respite from the real work ahead and unlike TheOne, I don’t see too many vacations or golf outings in the coming years for us. The communist progressives (or as they now want to be called – the NoLabels) have gotten their entire body – not just a foot or 2 – in the door and they will not give up until they own the whole house. . . and senate, Supreme Court, every Department of __ fill in the blank and every regulatory agency that controls our lives.
(Of course we all know that for these next 2 years at least, they can’t own THE House.)
Conservatives have to resolve this weekend that in the coming year we make more calls, send more emails, blog more and post more, carry signs if need be and make more noise while we hold the Congress’ feet to the fire. Many of them still need to be reminded that their jobs are dependent on the will of The People; that Congress is a right-to-work place and they hold their jobs only at the pleasure and will of The People. If it takes more than an election cycle or 3, in the end, they can and will be fired if they fail to uphold the Constitution. They are on notice.
Every single one of us have to redouble our efforts this year. TheOne and his OtherOne (aka Michelle) cannot be allowed another term of White House cocktail parties, in-house concerts and globe jetting vacations at our expense.
We made great strides in ’10 and we can’t let up now.
We have huge battles ahead with immigration, unemployment, unions busting state and federal budgets, internet censorship, EPA, FDA and Department of Ag regulations, energy concerns . . .
Roll up your sleeves on Monday morning and do not forget:
We are the patriots. We are the in the right, on the right and the Right-eous.
This is the most insane policy I can imagine and what’s more insane is announcing it to the world. Do you wonder what is going through George Bush’s mind right now? Do you think Dick Cheney will be on the sidelines about this?
As the guests on Hannity said tonight, this will seal the fate of the democrats demise this fall.
If ever there was a time to pray, Patriots, it’s now.
Saturday’s Tea Party Express event in the hometown of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was downplayed by much of the media — perhaps because the only incidents of violent behavior among the large crowd seemed to come from angry supporters of Mr. Reid. Following a week in which charges and countercharges about which side in the health care debate has engaged in more objectionable rhetoric, the media’s treatment of the Tea Party event in Searchlight, Nev. was curious.
There was virtually no reports of eggs being hurled at the Tea Party buses or the threat of physical violence against Breitbart. I agree Mr. Fund, that is curious.
CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield certainly didn’t think the crowd was worth much of a mention, estimating that only “hundreds of people, at least dozens of people,” turned out for it. By contrast, Politco.com concluded that the event drew “as estimated 20,000 Tea Partiers” to a windswept desert lot.
I can attest that “hundreds of people, at least dozens” was a real understatement. When I left, before Palin stopped speaking, I waded through a sea of people. No question, there were thousands. But it works so much better as part of their narrative to understate and underestimate the numbers. Tea party people must be marginalized to the few thousand viewers that CNN and MSNBC have.
Andrew Breitbart, the conservative Internet entrepreneur who was one of several speakers at the rally, says the crowd was large enough that it raised the ire of local Reid supporters. He noticed one man holding a sign directing Tea Parties in the wrong direction. When Mr. Breitbart approached to chat with the Reid supporters, he saw several throwing eggs at the Tea Party Express buses. The protesters, he says, quickly surrounded him, including one who declared: “I’m going to have to go to jail today if this guy [Breitbart] doesn’t leave.”
These people have taken on a mob mentality, one that tea partiers don’t have. It’s frightening to think what could happen if only one had taken some kind of action against Breitbart.
“It’s unsettling to see them use threats and provocation like this,” he told me. He was especially peeved at what he witnessed given what he said were the unconfirmed accusations hurled at Tea Party protestors last week in Washington, including that some had used ugly and violent language against members of the Congressional Black Caucus. On stage at the Searchlight event, Mr. Breitbart offered to donate $100,000 to charity if anyone could provide video evidence that racial epithets were used against CBC members. Mr. Breitbart says he suspects the accusations were just a cynical attempt by the left and elements of the media to “marginalize” the Tea Party movement.
These congressmen took the deliberate and provocative step of doing their own mini “march on Selma” in order to make it a civil rights issue. It was an unnecessary move to do nothing but be provocative and to do nothing more than incite the protesters further. And really, does any of this rise to the level of Kenneth Gladney being beaten up by men dressed in SEIU shirts and also called the n-word? No it does not but no one is covering that story or the one of the man who got his finger bitten off at a rally, either. Neither of those stories got any national coverage but allegedly spitting on a congressman has turned into a major national event. But you know what? Congressmen and senators are not any more important than I am. I really don’t care what they were allegedly called or whether one was spit on. I no longer have any reverence or respect for the office they have held and tainted.
If so, it doesn’t seem to be working. The stage at the Nevada event was crowded with notables, including Sarah Palin. She brought cheers from attendees when she proclaimed that voters in the November election would fire Harry Reid. She added: “There’s something not quite right when Fidel Castro comes out and says he likes ObamaCare when we don’t.”
Another speaker was Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons, who told the audience: “Voters don’t want to see the Constitution trampled. They are angry, they deserve to be listened to and this is going to be heard nationally.”
No, Governor Gibbons, we do not deserve to be listened to. We demand it.
As Stage Right clearly lays out the story, there was an orchestrated effort that began in early August and culminated with the attack on Kenneth Gladney. It was led and directed by high level White House staffers with the message to Congressmen and women that “we’d have your backs” at the health care town hall meetings. And memos that laid out a precise strategy for the SEIU and HCAN foot soldiers.
This article illustrates how well-organized Obama’s Marxist street army is, unlike the so-called “tea baggers” who are just average folks, showing up and exercising their constitutional rights.
I’m pretty sure that the national tea party organizers are reading this and paying attention. And we might want to take a lesson from the little known Marion’s Brigade. During the revolutionary war, they were a group of Patriots who used guerrilla warfare against the British. They hid behind trees and ambushed the enemy with quick, hit and run attacks: much like how the Native Indians fought.
Now, I’m not suggesting that we hide behind trees and benches in the park, with loaded muskets, by any means. In fact, just the opposite. Non-violence has been the shining example of the tea party movement. But we know their tactics and we need to fight back in unexpected and non-violent ways.
There is no better example of where the SEIU is getting their marching orders from than the head taco, himself. Do you remember how presidential this was? He “will call you out” if you disagree with or fight his Marxist plans for this nation. And he encourages his followers to “get in the faces” of anyone who’s not in lock-step with The Plan.