Posts Tagged ‘Conservative’

Obama: HMMMMMM where can we put the prisoners from Gitmo, can’t keep them there in Cuba off American soil, I said I would close it, dang I can’t keep my promise of shutting it down in one year, let’s seeeee hey how about in our backyard, Illinois, that way we can funnel billions to our home state, whachaaaa think Rham, David?

A fools folly is taking place and that fool is the American tax payer, Obama’s latest fastball in moving the Gitmo “war criminals” to sovereign soil is untenable. Hey lets just send them to Miami, it is closer and the weather is better, that will help with heating bills!

Yet another transparent policy by the Big O, move em and shovel money to our cronies, we are counting the days Mr. President, maybe with your spare time after 2012, you can write your own book!

MICHELLE MALKIN   Obama brings Gitomolympics home!

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Dear President Obama,

My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year. People meeting me for the first time don’t believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.

I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos’n Mate. Now I live in a “rest home” located on the western end of Pearl Harbor allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.

One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man.

So here goes.

I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish.

I can’t figure out what country you are the president of. You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like:
· “We’re no longer a Christian nation”
· “America is arrogant” – (Your wife even announced to the world,”America is mean-spirited. ” Please tell her to try preaching that nonsense to 23 generations of our war dead buried all over the globe who died for no other reason than to free a whole lot of strangers from tyranny and hopelessness.)

I’d say shame on the both of you but I don’t think you like America nor do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do for the obvious gifts this country has given you. To be without shame or gratefulness is a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the White House.

After 9/11 you said,” America hasn’t lived up to her ideals.” Which ones did you mean?

1. Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British ?
2. Or maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man that 500,000 men died for in the Civil War ?

1. I hope you didn’t mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers,husbands,and a lot of fellas I knew personally died for in WWII,because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation push us around because we stand for freedom.

4. I don’t think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than discrimination. You know the one that a whole lot of white people understood when they helped to get you elected.

Take a little advice from a very old geezer,young man. Shape up and start acting like an American.If you don’t, I’ll do what I can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania Avenue .You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands of murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their people like slaves.

And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don’t want us to do what you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college professor in Massachusetts who was putting up a fight ? You don’t mind offending the police calling them stupid but you don’t want us to offend Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are,terrorists.

One more thing. I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life but you’re the Commander-in-Chief now,son. Do your job. When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him. But if you’re not in this fight to win, then get out. The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you’re thinking of.

You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president.

You’re not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our bloated economy. That’s not our greatest threat. Losing the heart and soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now. And I sure as hell don’t want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle.

Sincerely,
Harold B. Estes

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The Fourth Estate commonly know as the press and has been also labeled “The Fourth Branch of Government” wields an ungodly amount of power in the shaping of the minds of its audience. The rise of power has been a slow but steady growth to the bastardized animal we now witness at the gate. The initial storyline for this post was going to be focused on which division of the Fourth Estate put forth the most truth in an unbiased method. To my dismay and wasted hours of research, a truly unbiased source could not be found, it appears that most if not all media in a quest to garner readership pander to either a financial motive or and ideological ilk. My focus was on American media outlets, and the closest in “my” uneducated determination to offering (to steal a tag line) fair and balances source was no other than the Druge Report, that’s right the once lowly scourge of the internet now offers all views for the taking. Kudos to Matt Druge for creating first a grassroots blog basically to a full blown media outlet that has earned respect the hard way, by being first with breaking news! It is not my intent to be a cheerleader for The Druge Report, just recognize that out of all the major media outlets The Druge report lets you choose who you the individual values as unbiased.

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The major players in the daily media onslaught are in no particular order, Fox New, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, FOX, AP, Reuiters, and a litany of internet, newspaper, blog and online journalism, the major issue with all these sources is that they are all fighting for the same slice of the pie, and in there quest to have that pie and eat it too, the standards of journalism are mortally tested and ignored on a minute by minute basis. The once lofty “canons of journalism” of truthfulness, accuracy, objectivity, IMPARTIALITY, fairness and public accountability are barely existent in the race for the prize, ratings and viewership. The motive you ask, advertising dollars!!! Where in times past the craft of the story negated any fear of reprisal from the editor out of fear the “angle” or the byline would alienate any financial relationship with the client, now we have a willy nilly pandering to the food source of the beast, the advertisers. So it seems like everything else in our world the dollar is the almighty factor in the equation to the “spin” of the tome.

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The once stoic news reader of the past has been replaced with shock journalism, catchy tease promos, inflated tidbits of minutia that 30 years ago would be relegated to the gossip pages are now headlines. Flashy promos by local news proposing that “we are on your side” or “where you get your news first” are all created to bombard the general public with sensationalism of mostly droll material. Palatable in small doses but annoying none the less and mostly harmless. The major quest for the hearts and minds of the common man is now playing out in the political pundit arena where biased news can do major damage in the shaping of the mind and blind acceptance of any substantial truth can be life altering. This paradigm of propaganda comes at such a crucial time in the development of our collective futures, it makes total common sense to stop and reflect on this very pragmatic rhetorical question, “What is the motive”? I see individuals online, in the news media, TV, and radio spouting and regurgitating so called facts that are so biased, so far from the reality of morals and basic truth without hesitation expecting the general public to buy into there perception of truth as fact. This acceptance without reason will be the downfall of man. The old adage “don’t believe everything you read” now has to be expanded to all the sources of media we are faced with deciphering in our individual search for personal truth.

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Rampant laziness is the primary reason, we want our news in quick bites, we do not want to think, we want to be told, we don’t want to understand we want to be understood, conversations are now based on “beating” the other person with more so called facts that the opponent might have in there quiver of arrows. The two sides to any discussion is now my side and your side is stupid and uninformed, the meek are emboldened to be lions when in a ideological circle of like minded spewers of rhetoric, all this at the loss of the intellect based on contemplation. It was said the American Indian had few words in there communication to the “white man”, this is because the American Indian had a rule when they discussed serious issues, and that was they never spoke until the speaker was done. Rather than thinking of a defense to what was being said they sought to understand what was being said. I bring this up for the following reason, next time you are in a conversation with someone heated or not, don’t think what you are going to say, but try to understand what the person is saying, when they are done, never interrupt, then you say your peace. This is called contemplation and listening, a lost art that our mass media and politicians have lost site of. Our great orator currently could take a lesson from the American Indian, and stop selling and start doing.


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You need to look no further than the current political success of the Obama campaign to understand that the Internet is the new paradigm in the creation of a grassroots political campaign and political upstart.  The expansion of the tried and true channels of message delivery included for the first time, Facebook, which turned out to be one of the campaigns most successful tools in sending the Obama message to this previously untapped voting segment. Early on and crucial to the campaigns success Chris Huges, Facebooks founder offered his services by the marketing of the Obama machine via his popular social network platform. “It should come as no surprise that a Millennial co-founder of Facebook, left that company to run Barack Obama’s online campaign. Millennials are the first generation to have never known a world without the Internet, has been woven into their everyday lives. They are fluent with technology and with communicating on-line; it’s entirely natural to them”.

Since this segment of the voting public had never been organized nor galvanized to one candidate in prior elections the farming of this element was the logical choice to push the “social” agenda of the Obama campaign.  The method of reaching this segment is through what has become the standard for communication among the youth movement. It was vital that to reach this element the message was to speak to this segment in a, nonoffensive non-authorian manner, “And that is why the Obama campaign had such an informal tone, casual tone. Because the Internet is a conversational medium, the Millennial marketers of Obama’s campaign used that casual tone as well. And because that informal style fit naturally with Millennials’ general online experience, because it was the way they communicated, the campaign messages pulled them in”.

This new paradigm offered the new untapped segment the “Change” they were seeking and did so by not to cramming the same message of political dogma as used in past elections. “Name deleted, 31, a volunteer at the Obama office in Wilson, N.C., agreed. “You get the feeling that you’re becoming friends with him in that casual way,” he said. “I think everyone takes ownership of it because you feel like you know who he is.”  By using this type of campaign the Obam team received 60% of the 18-29 year old vote by communicating via the Internet in a form that is second nature to this target group.

As is now being discovered by media experts these tactics mirror Saul Alinski’s outline for the creation of a grassroots movement, but now rather than going face to face belly to belly, the process is handled in a much more efficient manner covering a much larger audience by the utilization of the online community.  This decision to use the Internet to win the hearts and minds of the youth vote dovetailed into the overall media plan to mass market the Obama message.  This previously untested style of marketing methodology along with the highly emotional reinforcement of the premise of “change” including the use of targeted “ridicule”, once again comes from the pages of “Rules for Radicals” Mr. Alinskys manifesto, “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also, it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.”

By the continual demonizing of the past administration, strife and unrest was reinforced in the daily spin by the Obama campaign, this along with the strategy of the creation of a separation of classes further fueled the anger of what the campaign noted as the, disenfranchised.  Clear lines were formed, “are you for the same old ideas of the past, or change”.  This righteous indignation and sense of injustice was masterfully played out in the daily message to further polarize and identified the past administration as the “cause to all of our problems”.  Rarely was it ever mentioned that the democrats controlled the house as of 2004, and that having the majority, were steering policy regardless of the executive branch.  Never has perception been so wisely used to create a new reality when one did not exist.  Truth be told, the only change that has taken place to date is the switch from a free market system to one of government control and Keynesian economic structure.

Now the byproduct of the winning the “thought war” has led to a castration of the Republican party, who are currently scattering about to find a message that works.  The party is forced to react rather than implement, as noted here in one pundits observation, “Republicans reaction to all this is to immediately go on the defensive. Seldom do they unleash their pit bull orators or strategists. Rather than use the immense amount of data available to prove the conservative case, Republicans tug their forelocks, say “yes sir,” and hope the accusations and name calling will go away”.

What is apparent when one can step aside of all the rhetoric and propaganda is our Nation is in for a large expansion of government, money is being earmarked with out programs or guidelines in place, our dollar will devalue to the point of third world value, the debt being created cannot be amortized off in short order, regulations will kill small business, centralized banking is being prepped by the current administration for its implementation, more power in the executive branch is being amassed, and our liberties and constitution is being subjugated to international law.  But due to the slick message and teleprompter speeches our new President has been raised to the level of idolization by the masses.  None of this is good for “We the People”, stand up and be heard, do not take any message at face value, think for your self and decide, politics needs to give way to “the voice of the people”