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The New Civility: Left Threatens Fox News Reporter Days Before Assault By Union Demonstrator

On the heels of Democrat calls to “Hit the streets” and “Get a little bloody,” the Left’s hatred, masquerading as virtues, has turned to violence. Union thugs rallying with the financial and internal support of President Obama’s campaign arm Organizing for America descended upon Wisconsin to mobilize for collective action and maintain the Left’s grip on taxpayer funded political contributions. Their mantra has become “When you take your hands off our benefits, then we will take our hands from your throat.”

Amid chants of “Fox News lies” and extended arms blocking his camera, Fox News reporter Mike Tobin was hit twice by union protestors while reporting live on the rally in the Wisconsin capital. FNC cut away from Tobin to a scene of the capital rotunda, but Tobin confirmed the assault on twitter shortly thereafter. The Left’s vitriolic hatred is on display for all the world to see.

Mike Tobin’s report last week on the protester’s heckling him in Wisconsin elicited hateful, violent comments on the Huffington Post, precursors to today’s events. At what point will the police arrest the union thugs? And when will the Left demonstrate the new tone of “civility?”

But Tobin is only the most recent in a tumult of violent reactions beginning to take shape across the nation. A FreedomWorks activist was assaulted by union thugs, Former Massachusetts Congressional Candidate Marty Lamb was knocked to the ground by union thugs, a union member attacked and injured a Tea Party activist at a MoveOn.org-organized rally, while families of congressional members in Wisconsin are being threatened and harrassed.

The new “civility” called for by a President famous for stating, “If they bring a knife, we bring a gun,” and “Get in their faces” is taking on a vitriolic and violent reactionary nature. Answering to the call of Frances Fox Piven, who rang in the New Year by calling for violent revolution, protesters organized by MoveOn.org, Van Jones, SEIU, AFSCME and other radical groups are becoming her “unruly mobs.”

“So where are the angry crowds, the demonstrations, sit-ins and unruly mobs? After all, the injustice is apparent. Working people are losing their homes and their pensions while robber-baron CEOs report renewed profits and windfall bonuses. Shouldn’t the unemployed be on the march? Why aren’t they demanding enhanced safety net protections and big initiatives to generate jobs?”

The left always resorts to violence when they fail to get their way. The tax-paying voters have spoken and the union thugs and Democrats don’t like relinquishing the power gained through taxpayer-forced funding of political campaigns. Too bad. Elections have consequences.

Cross posted at NewsRealBlog

Breaking the System: Obama’s Strategy for Change

America’s economic condition is grave. Toxic bailouts, trillion-dollar stimulus packages and expansion of entitlement programs have resulted in a flood of unsustainable debt, threatening our future. Is Barack Obama an innocent prisoner of problems he inherited on taking office? Or is he deliberately shaping the government’s response to deepen them in order to bring about radical change? The Freedom Center has published a new pamphlet, Breaking the System: Obama’s Strategy for Change, written by David Horowitz and myself, that seeks to answer these questions.

To read the pamphlet, click here.

To order the pamphlet, click here.

Newsweek Declares The War On Terror Is Over!

Have you heard? The War on Terror is over! In one of the most asinine statements by a “post-American” progressive, Newsweek editor and CNN commentator Fareed Zakaria declares Islamist extremism is defeated. After telling Americans last year to “learn to live with radical Islam,” Zakaria proclaims

“The enemy is not vast; the swamp is being drained. Al Qaeda has already lost in the realm of ideology. What remains is the battle to defeat it in the nooks, crannies, and crevices of the real world.”

“The focus of our concern now is not a broad political movement but a handful of fanatics scattered across the globe.”

Indeed the changing composition of Islamic extremism does present  individuals not clearly affiliated with any established group, most notably Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter, and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Christmas day bomber. But despite a few independent radicals, Zakaria’s feint of immateriality belies the inherent risks of the continued existence of groups with extreme and violent ideology. 

In his article subtitled, How moderate Muslim leaders waged war on extremists – and won, Zakaria reduces the War on Terror to “good foreign policy” in need of “politics, diplomacy, and development” exemplifying the September 10th mentality that  viewed terrorism strictly as an international and foreign policy issue. Post 9/11, we recognize that terrorism is more than a foreign policy issue, it’s a foreign and domestic security threat. Since 9/11, there have been 14,942 deadly Islamist attacks worldwide (2001-2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.) Zakaria’s suggestion that a change in tone, attitude, and openness will eliminate any remaining Islamist terrorists ignores the reality that if they are willing to kill their own children by letting them detonate suicide bombs, then they will also be willing to kill our children for their misguided cause. In the words of IPT News

“For such a highly influential commentator to foster this sense of complacency is irresponsible and negligent.”

The fact that radical Islamists do send their children to blow themselves up in the name of Islam is so at odds with the following statement Zakaria makes that one has to wonder why he would assert,

The most important moderates to denounce militants have been the families of radicals. In the case of both the five young American Muslims from Virginia arrested in Pakistan last year and Christmas bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, parents were the ones to report their worries about their own children to the U.S. government.”

Unless it’s part of a calculated distraction, someone of Fareed Zakaria’s  intelligence should be loath to cite two examples of parents turning in their children to authorities as proof of moderate Muslims defeating Islamist extremists. The only Islamic states he cites proving his thesis are Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and Iraq, each hotbeds of radical extremists who despite overt declarations of opposition to extremism may covertly be provisioning weapons, financing, or logistical support to them. But Zakaria’s article is not written to support his thesis, but rather his political ideology. And here’s where we find the money quote. Zakaria stealthily injects the true reason we believe Islamist jihadism is widespread,

“Republicans have clearly decided that fanning the public’s fears of rampant jihadism continues to be a winning strategy.”

How Republicans manage to be introduced into an article focused on the defeat of radical Islamists by moderate Muslims is almost inconceivable. But Zakaria’s point was never to support his thesis, but to insinuate that radical jihadism only exists out of fear and that fear is spread by Republicans. In Zakaria’s ideology, 19 terrorists crashing airplanes into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA in no way demonstrates radical Islamist extremism. But his obtuse logic is defied by the facts, and the War on Terror goes on.

Crossposted at David Horowitz’s NewsReal

Stop The Presses! CNN Reported What?!

 

Hell must have frozen over because CNN, known for unwielding support of Barack Obama and leftist plans to socialize America, deviated this week from the mainstream media norm. On CNN’s The Situation Room, Wolf Blitzer and Lisa Sylvester examined the “lavish” pension-plan and retirement-packages government officials continue to receive despite the economic crisis. Such unusual reporting by progressive media did not go unnoticed. Picked up by the Wall Street Journal, Anthony Kang reports on the “Broken Government” segment noting its opening,

“Lawmakers on Capitol Hill get automatic pay-raises and they never have to worry about their retirement, but that’s not the case for many middle-class Americans.”

Not content to offer a lightweight episode, Blitzer and Sylvester interviewed Pete Sepp, the National Taxpayers Union’s vice president for policy and communications, who offers this tantalizing tidbit of information,

“Unlike even the state and local pension plans, the federal Congressional pension system is simply a direct line into the taxpayer’s wallet. There’s no investments that need to be made, no fund balances they get worried about – whatever the liability is for a given year – taxpayers cough up the money for it.”

Welcome to the party, CNN. Glad you could join the rest of us! Now that you’re reporting information that is actually pertinient to the taxpayer, I hope you will take aim at the leftist lawmakers abusing the system. I won’t be holding my breath though.

 

Crossposted at David Horowitz’s NewsReal

Joseph Stack: Disillusioned Leftist, Not “Racist Right-wing Teabagger”

Despite the leftist ideology revealed in Joseph Stack’s manifesto, shortly after he crashed his plane into the IRS building in Austin, TX, progressive media lept to align him with the Tea Party movement, describing him as right-wing, racist, anti-tax, patriot, or militia. Sensing the danger the average American citizen in the Tea Party movement represents to Democrats in 2010 and 2012, they seized the opportunity to insinuate Stack’s alliance hoping to halt the movement’s rising populist wave across the nation.

As expected, leftists at the NY Times, Washington Post, NY Mag, TimeNewsweek, ABC and Daily Kos swiftly established the talking points. ABC News went so far as to resurrect Janet Napolitano’s quickly retracted Depatment of Homeland Security April 2009 report citing,

“Rightwing extremists have capitalized on the election of the first African American president, and are focusing their efforts to recruit new members, mobilize existing supporters, and broaden their scope and appeal through propoganda, but they have not yet turned to attack planning.”

Quoting Mark Potok, of the Southern Poverty Law Center, ABC maligned,

“the result is what [is] referred to as a ‘broad-based, right-wing populist rebellion.’”

But Joseph Stack cannot be branded as a member of the right. Stack was neither a teapartier nor right-winger. And he was more than just a loon who attempted to avoid paying income taxes. Although incoherent and underdeveloped, his rants are decidedly left-wing and his manifesto, or at least parts of it, are very similar to diaries at the Daily Kos.

Stack expressed hatred for George W. Bush,  the Catholic Church, and capitalism.  He attacked “fat cat” owners, railed against the health care industry and bemoaned the lack of consideration for the masses. Joseph Stack was devastated that his dreams of a benevolent government have been shattered.

In his manifesto he proclaims,

““The intent of this exercise and our efforts was to bring about a much-needed re-evaluation of the laws that allow the monsters of organized religion to make such a mockery of people who earn an honest living. “

“There are two “interpretations” for every law; one for the very rich, and one for the rest of us.”

“Now when the wealthy f*ck up, the poor get to die for the mistakes… isn’t that a clever, tidy solution. “

“The joke we call the American medical system, including the drug and insurance companies, are murdering tens of thousands of people a year and stealing from the corpses and victims they cripple”

“The recent presidential puppet GW Bush and his cronies in their eight years certainly reinforced for all of us that this criticism rings equally true for all of the government.”

Even the leftists at the Democratic Underground recognize one of their own,

“I think he presented his case well, lucidly, and has expressed what many of us here on DU have expressed: Anger at the injustices done to the American people, frustration at the unwillingness of our government to help us, and helplessness at the realization that we ultimately have no power.”

“There are many points made that I read on DU everyday.”

Overtly embracing Karl Marx, Stack chose to end his manifesto with an attack on free-market capitalism,

The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need. The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.”

It is the Left who are slaves to Marxism, the foundation of today’s Democratic Party. A foundation which celebrates resentment and advocates control of the individual while rejecting the notions of liberty and freedom. This foundation forms a trap for the idealogue who will eventually become saddened by the failure of his expectations. Joseph Stack fell into the trap  formed by the fraud of statism. In the end his leftists ideals left him disillusioned, a consequence both destructive and deadly.

Crossposted at David Horowitz’s NewsReal

Rachel Maddow Alleges Black Candidate Supports Jim Crow Voting Laws

Leftists can only succeed if good men don’t point at them and laugh. Ridicule, sneers and insults aimed at the right have become a trademark of MSNBC’s commentators, but Rachel Maddow took them to new heights last week providing an opportunity to turn the tables. Proving herself to be agenda-driven and ignorant, Maddow launched an uninformed assault against Alabama Tea Party candidate Les Phillip, a black businessman and Navy veteran who immigrated with his parents from Trinidad in his youth.

Following Meghan McCain’s recent appearance on ABC’s The View, which NRB covered here and here, where the ‘Valley Girl’ equated racism with a comment made at the Tea Party Convention regarding literacy tests for voting, Phillip responded with the statement,

“Ms. McCain has led a life of privilege and couldn’t understand the pressures of living paycheck to paycheck. I respect her father’s service to this country, but she ridicules what she cannot understand.”

Leaping to McCain’s defense, Maddow not only mocked Phillip but alleged he wants, 

“To bring back Jim Crow era voting literacy tests that were used for generations in this country to deny black people the right to vote.” 

Perhaps Maddow was assuming Phillip was another one of those angry white racist Republicans. Look again Rachel. Perhaps you should become familiar with both content and visuals aired on your show. It looks like the last laugh’s on you.

Crossposted at David Horowitz’s NewsReal

Chris Matthews: States’ Rights Equals Racism

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is  never one to let the facts get in the way of race-baiting. According to Matthew’s and Tuesday’s Hardball guests partisan shills, constitutionally guaranteed states’ rights are now racist!

Using Debra Medina, Republican candidate for Governor of Texas, to launch an attack against the 10th Amendment, Matthews kicked things off by calling names and mocking Medina for  acknowledging the States’ Constitutional rights during a recent interview.

Following that up he built his strawman argument, jumping from John Calhoun to Jim Crow, as he equated nullification and interposition to equal rights. Equating the succession movement to the equal rights movement is just nonsensical, Chris. Just because people have  used these words doesn’t undermine the validity of the concepts presently at hand.

You could almost feel the terror when guest, Wayne Slater of the Dallas Morning News, described the fright “stump talk about the 10th Amendment” and “state rights” gives the Left,

Kind of gives you a shiver because that phrase is obviously freighted from the civil rights movement. To ignore the nativist racial aspect of this is to ignore the reality of the success and appeal of this pitch to a conservative Republican primary constituency.

But the fair and balanced coverage didn’t end there. James Byrd, co-author of “Bush’s Brain,” argued that Medina and Governor Rick Perry” know” they’re being racist when they talk about state rights,

“I don’t think there’s any question about it, Chris. I don’t think they’re doing a very good job of hiding it. If you look at the crowds out there, those aren’t exactly diverse crowds.”

You just have to laugh when the Left brings in three people with the same opinion to defame Constitutional rights, yet fails to read one sentence from the Constitution itself. Even funnier is when all three leftists try to change the language to control the argument by defining conservatism as a centrist ideology with Republicans to the far right.

Obviously under the post-racial Presidency of Barack Obama, if you don’t agree with the status quo you’re a racist. But Matthews conveniently ignores the fact that Medina is married to a Hispanic, and that the Democrats’ favorite Senator to drag into Capital Hill in his wheelchair for a last minute vote to push their agenda is former Klansman Robert Byrd.

Perhaps Chris “I forgot he was black tonight for an hour” Matthews would be better served to actually study history. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison recommended nullification and interposition if the Feds exceeded their powers. If that failed, secession was the ultimate ace in the hole to protect the States from the federal government.

But in today’s era of expanded powers under the rule of President Obama and the Democrat Congress you’re unpatriotic and racist if you wish to abide by the Constitutional foundations of this country. “If you aren’t for us, you’re against us.” You can just as easily be labeled a terrorist for not supporting whatever ideas they conceive, especially if you’re overweight.

Crossposted at David Horowitz’s NewsReal

Andrew Breitbart vs. Arrogant Bastards

Glenn Reynolds, of InstaPundit.com, interviews Andrew Breitbart at the Tea Party Convention in Nashville. Andrew talks Tea Parties, grassroot movements, and fighting back.

Video Part 1:

Watch Part 2 on David Horowitz’s NewsReal

Andrew Breitbart to Media at Tea Party Convention: “It’s You That Sucks”

While speaking at the National Tea Party Convention Andrew Breitbart told the media, “It’s not your business model that sucks, it’s you that sucks.”

This is classic Breitbart and he knocks it right out of the park.

Watch this soon-to-be classic video at David Horowitz’s NewsReal

Olbermann: There Are Republicans Under My Bed!

Not really, but Keith Olbermann’s latest conspiracy theory rivals such an absurd idea.

During last night’s Countdown, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann attacked those “crazy” conservatives for what he perceives as a right-wing conspiracy to convince Americans his show’s ratings are plummeting and his popularity is fading. Of course, the origin of his latest fanaticsm is none other than the uber-liberal L.A. Times. This particular piece appears to have Olbermann bent out of shape…

Read more and watch the video at David Horowitz’s NewsReal

Democrat Grayson Leaps From Reality on MSNBC, Says Obama Suffering From Stockholm Syndrome

Appearing on the Ed Schultz Show last night, Rep. Alan Grayson (D) displayed the turmoil and progressive dysfunction associated with failure to pass the leftist agenda. Erupting in cognitive confusion Grayson lept over the edge of reality as he reacted to President Obama’s appearance before the House Republican Conference, declaring Obama and Democrats ”have been held hostage” by Republicans this past year!

Read more at David Horowitz’s NewsRealBlog

The Thrill Is Gone: Audible Gasps on MSNBC Set Over MA Bellweather Polls

This morning on MSNBC’s  Morning Joe show, as Chris Matthews reported his conversation with Suffolk University pollster David Paleologos that the GOP’s Scott Brown leads Martha Coakley by “double-digits” in the “Bellweather areas” of Massachusetts, audible gasps of “Oh, my God” are loudly heard on the MSNBC set.

The bellweather areas last night were double digit for Brown so it looks like Brown….But if the Bellweather areas are double-digits for Brown, it’s over.

Read more and watch the video at David Horowitz’s NewsReal

Chris Matthews Panics, Plays The Religion Card Reminding Voters Brown Protestant, Coakley Catholic

I must have missed the memo, but exactly when did liberals begin caring about religion?

It appears the Democrats are throwing out all stops in an effort to defeat Scott Brown and retain control of “Ted’s seat.” No insult, ridicule or  smear is too low to stoop. Earlier this weekend Chris Matthews fretted the Democrats might not find enough votes to buy in the Massachusetts’ special election for “Ted’s seat” between Brown and Martha Coakley. I guess he didn’t scare up enough voters to attend President Obama’s speech at Coakley’s Sunday rally because he’s kicked into high gear.

Appearing on the Morning Joe show, Matthews played the religion card, reminding voters in the heavily Catholic Massachusetts that Brown is Protestant and Coakley is Catholic.

Read more at David Horowitz’s NewsReal

Obama Politicizes Christmas Day Terror Attack, Blacklists Fox News

 

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano couldn't make it to Fox News?

Taking his vendetta with Fox News to a new low, President Obama sent an administration spokesperson to appear on every network but Fox to discuss the Northwest Airlines flight 253 terror attack.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs appeared on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, NBC’s Meet the Press and CBS’ Face the Nation. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano appeared on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, NBC’s Meet the Press, and CNN’s State of the Nation.

Communicating to the American people the facts and status of an attempted terror attack should be of paramount importance to a President plunging in the polls, but Obama appears more obsessed with ostracizing Fox News than keeping the American people informed of the war on terror.

Read more at NewsReal

The Whine of the Moonbats: The Left Can’t Handle the Death of the Public Option

Pass the popcorn and pull up a front row seat. Infighting between Democrats is escalating as leftists and “progressives” turn their sights from conservative media onto each other.

What could propel a party in control of both the executive and legislative branches to descend into rancor and morass? Answer: equal parts lust for power, greed, and a need to control. But to control America, first they have to break it. And to break America, healthcare reform and cap-and-trade must be swiftly implemented with minimal attention to the movement’s true radical agenda (single-payer.)

Hardcore leftists within the mainstream media and blogosphere who for years have aspired to advance the Left’s agenda are witnessing their dreams slip from their grasp as Congress and President Obama fail to deliver promised reforms. What began with former DNC Chairman Howard Dean’s proposal to “kill the bill” if Obamacare didn’t have a “public option” spiraled into a media maelstrom threatening to rip the Democrat Party asunder. But this is where the fun begins.

Read more at NewsReal

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