The Rules For Democrats And Republicans

The Rules For Democrats And Republicans
By Doug Patton
July 21, 2008

During his days doing stand-up in the 1960s, Bill Cosby recorded a track for one of his comedy albums about the American Revolution. As only Cosby could tell it, he spun a hilarious version of “the rules” for how the war for American independence was to be fought. The British, Cosby said, had to wear red and march in slow, straight lines, making them targets for the colonists, who were allowed to wear drab clothing that blended into the landscape and who could hide behind hills, trees and rocks as they took aim. It is a bit like this year’s presidential race, with Republicans playing by the British rules and Democrats in the role of the colonists.

Like the hapless British soldiers in their bright red uniforms, today’s Republican candidates for office are marching toward their doom with “shoot me” written all over them. Consider the following rules for the two parties and see if they don’t sound like what is happening this year:

The Rules for Democrats

Democrats (and liberals in general) are allowed to say, write and publish anything they want, regardless of how offensive it is or how much it degrades our political discourse. They can lie, cheat, steal, plagiarize and berate conservatives whenever they like. This is allowed because, of course, liberalism is correct and conservatives are not just wrong, they are evil.

Barack Obama is allowed to take both sides of any issue. As a new type of candidate for president of the United States, he is allowed to talk movingly about “change” and “hope” while offering no specifics of any kind. He can send his wife, Michelle, out onto the campaign trail to spew foul, negative diatribes against America. He can disavow friends, family members, pastors, mentors and other supporters should any of them become an embarrassment to his campaign. And he can use his family as cute campaign props on national television whenever he likes.

Obama is allowed to make outrageous claims about the racist tendencies and tactics of his opponent and his opponent’s surrogates. Because he is half black, he does not have to justify these comments in any way.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, all members of the U.S. press corps are required to serve as surrogate press secretaries for the Obama campaign. This will necessitate that when the candidate travels within or out of the country, the media – including the “big three” television anchors – are required to accompany him, reporting positively on his every utterance.

The Rules for Republicans

Presumptive Republican nominee John McCain, his wife, Cindy, the Republican National Committee, any and all of the fifty state Republican Party organizations and all other McCain surrogates are strictly forbidden to mention Obama, his wife, his blasphemous, anti-American former pastor, his radical supporters, his Muslim father, his Muslim step-father, his education in a Muslim school or his middle name on the campaign trail.

Conservative talk radio hosts will be threatened by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, with a return to the days of the “Fairness Doctrine” whenever they mention Barack Obama, his wife, his blasphemous, anti-American former pastor, his radical supporters, his Muslim father, his Muslim step-father, his education in a Muslim school or his middle name.

Any criticism – in fact any negative mention – of Obama, his wife, his blasphemous, anti-American former pastor, his radical supporters, his Muslim father, his Muslim step-father, his education in a Muslim school or his middle name will be considered racist.

Members of the mainstream media are forbidden to cover stories that are negative to Barack Obama or which present him as inexperienced, unprepared or out-of-the-mainstream of American political thought. Any negative coverage of Obama’s health care plan, plan for withdrawal from Iraq or any other position taken by the Democrat presidential candidate is strictly prohibited.

And finally, presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain is expected to help monitor and enforce these rules as he has always done in the past.

Doug Patton is a freelance columnist who has served as a political speechwriter and public policy advisor. His weekly columns are published in newspapers across the country and on selected Internet web sites, including Human Events Online, and, where he is a senior writer and state editor. Readers may e-mail him at


Note — The opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, views, and/or philosophy of GOPUSA.

McCain raises money off Obama’s trip

McCain raises money off Obama’s trip
By: Mike Allen
July 22, 2008 12:13 PM EST

John McCain, resigned to what an adviser memorably called “table scraps” of news coverage this week, has blasted a fundraising e-mail to supporters arguing that the press has “a bizarre fascination with Barack Obama.”

The e-mail has the blunt subject line: “The media is in love.”

Grammatically, it would be “the media ARE in love,” but his point is clear that news organizations are overdoing it in their expensive, extensive coverage of Obama’s weeklong swing through the Middle East and Europe.

The message to the “McCain Team” from the “McCain Campaign” reads:

“It’s pretty obvious that the media has a bizarre fascination with Barack Obama. Some may even say it’s a love affair. We want you to be the judge. We’ve compiled two videos of the more outrageous moments of this not so secret love affair. Follow this link to watch the two videos and vote on which one you think is better. Your vote will determine which video we put on the air. The media is in love with Barack Obama. If it wasn’t so serious, it would be funny.”


The link leads to a page with a Valentine’s color scheme, emblazoned with red hearts and saying, “The media is in LOVE with Barack,” and invites visitors to vote for clips of two montages from cable news shows, accompanied by the line “Love Is in the Air.”

The e-mail has buttons to “Join Our Team,” “Send to Friends” and “Contribute.”

© 2008 Capitol News Company, LLC

“Useful Idiots” Convene in Madrid

“Useful Idiots” Convene in Madrid

Created 2008-07-17 14:02
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, and the Custodian of Postmodern European Secularism, Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, on July 16 opened the World Conference on Dialogue in Madrid.
The aim of the event is to promote dialogue between the world’s main religions, and, as some observers suspect, to establish a one-world religion based on Islam. More than 200 leaders of different religions [pdf], including Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Universalism, Marxism and Multiculturalism, are attending the three-day conference. Also attending are leading personalities specialized in dialogue and useful topics such as “life of human societies, international cooperation, human rights, security and peace and living peacefully together.”
The conference is being organized by the Muslim World League (also known as the World Islamic League) following an initiative by King Abdullah, whose country is the birthplace of Islam, a religion of peace. The Muslim World League also happens to be the principal agent for the propagation of Wahhabi Islam in Europe. In 1987, it was elected as a “Messenger of World Peace” by the United Nations.
Saudi officials said Spain was chosen as the site for the gathering because of its historical symbolism as a place where Muslims and those Jews and Christians who paid the dhimmi tax lived in peace under Islamic rule between the 8th and 13th centuries.
The event will take place against a backdrop of tensions between the Islamic world and the West due to the intolerable intolerance of the latter. They range from restrictions on the use of the veil by Muslim women in some European countries to cartoons regarded as blasphemous by Muslims and the unresolved Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The conference, which seeks to promote openness, consists of five closed-door round tables. They will be followed by a final communiqué to be issued on July 18.
The first session, titled “Dialogue and Its Religious and Civilizational Foundations,” will be chaired by the secretary-general of the Millennium World Peace Summit. The session will touch upon touchy topics such as “Dialogue in Islam” and “Dialogue in Christianity.”
The second session is titled “Dialogue and Its Importance in Society.” A president of the World Conference of Religions for Peace will present a paper on “Dialogue and Interaction of Cultures and Civilizations,” while the president of the Foundation for a Culture of Peace, will speak on “Dialogue and its Impact on Peaceful Coexistence.” Other lofty topics for discussion include: “Dialogue and Its Impact on International Relations” and “Dialogue in the Face of Calls for the Clash of Civilizations and End of History.”
The third session, titled “Common Human Values in Areas of Dialogue,” will be chaired by the secretary-general of the World Conference of Religions for Peace. Featured speakers are the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR); the secretary-general of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought in Iran; and the rector of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue at the Vatican.
The fourth session is titled “Evaluation and Promotion of Dialogue” and will be chaired by the secretary-general of the Jewish Congress in Latin America and the Caribbean. This session will cover topics such as “Muslim-Christian-Jewish Dialogue: Its Future & Horizons” and “Efforts of States and International Organizations in Augmenting Dialogue and Overcoming its Obstacles.”
The fifth session is titled “Disseminating of Culture and Co-Existence of Dialoge.” It will focus on topics such as: “Media and its Impact on Disseminating the Culture of Dialogue and Co-Existance.”
The final communiqué will be read out by the assistant secretary of the Muslim World League.
Saudi Arabia hopes the conference will prove that it is trying to: 1) shed its international image of harboring a xenophobic religious establishment; and 2) moderate clerical conservatism that even objects to women driving cars.
According to Reuters, the conference offers Saudi Arabia a chance to declare its “openness and willingness to cooperate with the international community […] It marks a new direction for Saudi Arabia, whose Wahhabi Islam has come in for criticism internationally” after 15 of the 19 Arabs who killed some 3,000 people in the September 11 attacks in the United States were Saudis.
Abdullah al-Turki, the head of the Muslim World League and conference organizer, says: “Saudi Arabia, on whose ground the global message of Islam was launched, affirms to the whole world its openness and cooperation with the world community.”
And then, just in case there was any doubt, al-Turki adds: “Islam requires Muslims to inform people about Islam as the final divine message that came after the previous prophets.”
So why is the hyper-secular and hyper-tolerant Zapatero embracing one of the most theologically intolerant strands of Islam? And why is he turning Spain into a Saudi public relations rehab center? Zapatero (like his Saudi counterparts, but for different reasons) views Judeo-Christianity as public enemy number one because it is the main impediment to the realization of his vision for a socialist multicultural utopia in which everything goes. And he hopes his pact with Islam will accelerate Spanish history.
Zapatero and his socialist advisors believe Muslims are the “useful idiots” of the left. And Muslims believe Zapatero and his socialist friends are the “useful idiots” of Islam. Such is the future of Spain. 


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Fawning, groveling, Euro-lickspittle Press for Obama

Fawning, groveling, Euro-lickspittle Press for


Ed Lasky

Politico is reporting this but I’m not believing it.

The Associated Press used to be – in its heyday – a reliable source for unvarnished news. They had to be. Hundreds of newspapers across the country used AP wire reports in their papers and trusted that what they were printing was factual and devoid of opinion and bias.

And then there is AP today


TOMORROW’S PAPERS TODAY – ‘Obamamania in full flight ahead of tour of Europe,’ from AP Berlin:

‘In this city where John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton all made famous speeches, Obama will find himself stepping into perhaps another iconic moment Thursday as his superstar charisma meets German adoration live in shadows of the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate. He then travels to Paris and London where he can expect to be greeted with similar adulation.

‘It’s not only Obama’s youth, eloquence and energy that have stolen hearts across the Atlantic. For Europeans, there have always been two Americas: one of cynicism, big business and bullying aggression, another of freedom, fairness and nothing-is-impossible dynamism. If President Bush has been seen as the embodiment of that first America, Obama has raised expectations of a chance for the nation to redeem itself in the role that – at various times through history – Europe has loved, respected and relied upon.’

Love this: ‘Associated Press writers across Europe contributed to this report.’ 


Obama’s Strategy:A cultural, Not a Political, Campaign

Obama’s Strategy:A cultural, Not a Political,


Clarice Feldman

The product of a mind as keen as Shelby Steele’s is always a pleasure to read, but this article from the Wall Street Journal explaining why Jesse Jackson  hates Obama is a must read , especially if, like me, you think Obama would be a disastrous president.
His campaign is more cultural than political. He sells himself more as a cultural breakthrough than as a candidate for office. To be a projection screen for the cultural aspirations of both blacks and whites one must be an invisible man politically. Real world politics, in their mundanity, interrupt cultural projections. And so Mr. Obama’s political invisibility — a charm that can only derive from a lack of deep political convictions — may well serve his cultural appeal, but it also makes him something of a political mess.

Michelle ‘O’ – Elect Obama! Save the Children!

Michelle ‘O’ – Elect Obama! Save the Children!

Rick Moran
I know, I know. Criticizing Michelle Obama is off limits. The Goddess can’t have her hair mussed because besides her well known absolute moral authority is the fact that anything that pours forth from her mouth is milk and honey – not vicious political attacks (via Michelle Malkin)

Obama spoke before a crowd of about 150 that paid from $1,000 to $10,000 apiece at a private fundraising dinner at a downtown Denver hotel. She earlier spoke briefly to volunteers for the Democratic National Convention after landing at Centennial Airport in the south-Denver suburb of Englewood…
…”I wish we had time to be divided. I wish we had time to be upset. To be angry. To be disappointed. I wish we did,” Obama said. “Because if we had time for that, then things wouldn’t be so bad right now. Instead, we’re in a place where another four or eight years of the world as it is will devastate the life of some child.”

Let me write very slowly and explain this to you lefty jamokes very clearly. It is customary in American politics that when the candidate or a surrogate for the candidate makes a political statement – a vicious, unproven lie such as the one above – that the other side in the debate (you DO remember there are two sides in this contest, right?) gets to answer – in kind if they want to.

To make the idiotic, ridiculous statement that the candidate’s wife is immune from this give and take only shows your true colors – you can’t stand debate and, like a 5 year old little girl, demand that your opponent shut up.

My suggestion is, take your crayons and go home. Let the adults debate the issues in this election – or skewer elitist snobs like Michelle Obama.