HOORAY FOR OKLAHOMA!!

HOORAY FOR OKLAHOMA!!

Verification sites are at the bottom, if you want ’em.
 OKLAHOMA MAY JUST BE THE PLACE TO LIVE ! ! !

An update from  Oklahoma :

Oklahoma law passed, 37 to 9, had a few liberals in the mix, an amendment to place the Ten Commandments on the front entrance to the state capitol.  The feds in D.C., along with the ACLU, said it would be a mistake. Hey this is a conservative state, based on Christian values…!    HB 1330
Guess what………..

Oklahoma did it anyway.
Oklahoma recently passed a law in the state to incarcerate all illegal immigrants, and ship them back to where they came from unless they want to get a green card and become an American citizen.  They all scattered.  HB 1804.  Hope we didn’t send any of them to your state.  This was against the advice of the Federal Government, and the ACLU, they said  it would be a mistake.
Guess what………..

Oklahoma did it anyway.
Recently we passed a law to include DNA samples from any and all illegals to the Oklahoma database, for criminal investigative purposes.  Pelosi said it was unconstitutional.    SB 1102
Guess what……..

Oklahoma did it anyway.
Several weeks ago, we passed a law, declaring  Oklahoma as a Sovereign state, not under the Federal Government directives.  Joining  Texas ,  Montana and  Utah as the only states to do so.  More states are likely to follow:  LOUISIANA, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, West Virginia, Mississippi, Florida.  Save your confederate money, it appears the South is about to rise up once again.  HJR 1003

Guess what ……….

Oklahoma did it anyway.
The federal Government has made bold steps to take away our guns.  Oklahoma, a week ago, passed a law confirming people in this state have the right to bear arms and transport them in their vehicles.  I’m sure that was a set back for the criminals (and Obamaites). Liberals didn’t like it — But …
Guess what………..

Oklahoma did it anyway.
By the way, Obama does not like any of this.

Guess what…. who cares… 

Oklahoma is doing it anyway.

To Verify:
http://www.examiner.com/x-3678-Baltimore-Conservative-Examiner~y2009m5d5-Update-from-Oklahoma 
                 
http://r3publican.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/breaking-news-ok-10th-amendment-resolution-passes-in-house-83-to-13/ 

Obama’s birth certificate and the real issues

July 30, 2009
Obama’s birth certificate and the real issues
Thomas Lifson

I doff my cap and bow low to Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online, who has produced essential reading for anyone wondering what to think about the birther controversy rocking the right, and now breaking into the mainstream media, which sees an opportunity to mock and discredit the right.

He and I agree: the entire Kenyan birth theory is a distraction, and a useful tool in the hands of Alinskyites on the ridicule and destroy mission. But before moving on to other significant issues, McCarthy acknowledges that NRO’s editorial yesterday accidentally mischaracterized the nature of the documentation that is available from Hawaii. He writes:

The information in the certification may be identical as far as it goes to what’s in the complete state records, but there are evidently many more details in the state records than are set forth in the certification. Contrary to the editors’ description, those who want to see the full state record – the certificate or the so-called “vault copy” – are not on a wild-goose chase for a “secondary document cloaked in darkness.” That confuses their motives (which vary) with what they’ve actually requested (which is entirely reasonable). Regardless of why people may want to see the vault copy, what’s been requested is a primary document that is materially more detailed than what Obama has thus far provided.
McCarthy then lays out the real issue: Obama’s extraordinary secrecy, amounting to a scrubbing of his paper trail, combined with his demonstrated record of lying about his past. Obama is a phony, though and through. A former assistant US Attorney, McCarthy economically but methodically assembles the evidence, including sources, that Obama has presented a false story of his life. He lists a startling number of lies about his life story, with documentation.
The major media have done their best to obscure the existence of oddities in Obama’s life story that never made it to the two autobiographical works purportedly authored by him. It has been left to the blogosphere to point out his many lies about his past. Yet the general public remains blissfully unaware of these lies, though it does know everything about Sarah Palin’s family thanks to inquiring minds of the media.
Even worse, the mainstream media twice dug up intimate details of the lives of two men who stood in his way in acquiring his seat in the United States Senate. Richard Baehr explained this on AT in 2006:

In 2004, then-State Senator Obama trailed badly in third place just weeks before the Democratic primary for the open Illinois US Senate seat being vacated by Peter Fitzgerald. The leader was investment banker Blair Hull, who had spent about $40 million on an ad campaign that got him name recognition and a big lead in the polls.
Then the Chicago Tribune peeked into his bedroom, and revealed that he was an alleged wife beater. Hull’s campaign collapsed and most of his support swung to Obama, who was a poorly funded candidate going nowhere until the Tribune story destroyed Hull’s candidacy.
Next, the Tribune released supposedly sealed divorce documents concerning Republican nominee Jack Ryan, revealing he was a bit too kinky in his sexual tastes for his former wife. Ryan pulled out of the race, and the Illinois Republican Party, true to its decade long death wish, nominated Alan Keyes to oppose Obama.  Suddenly, the unknown State Senator was now US Senator Obama with a smashing 71 percent share of the vote.
Obama is, in other words, a manufactured candidate. His way was paved by the media, he has lied about who he is, and he continues to lie in ways big and small. This realization is slowly dawning on people beyond the readership of the conservative internet-based media. Growing numbers of Americans are coming to realize that they have bought into a false picture of Barack Obama. They thought he was post-racial, a healer who loves white people and can bring closure to the trauma of the legacy of slavery. His gut-level response to the Gates arrest revealed a man still angry about race, who has little regard for the men and women on the thin blue line. Also, somebody who doesn’t know how to admit he was wrong.

Once a mind is open to the concept that it has been deceived, it becomes far more curious about deceptions. This is the momentum which could well be the undoing of Obama.

Citizenship – Indonesia, not Kenya
Forget Nairobi, focus on Jakarta. McCarthy writes:
Shortly after divorcing Barack Obama Sr., Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, married an Indonesian Muslim, Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo, whom she met – just as she had met Barack Sr. – when both were students at the University of Hawaii. At some point, Soetoro almost certainly adopted the youngster, who became known as “Barry Soetoro.” Obama’s lengthy, deeply introspective autobiographies do not address whether he was adopted by the stepfather whose surname he shared for many years, but in all likelihood that did happen in Hawaii, before the family moved to Jakarta.

Under Indonesian law, adoption before the age of six by an Indonesian male qualified a child for citizenship. According to Dreams from My Father, Obama was four when he met Lolo Soetoro; his mother married Soetoro shortly thereafter; and Obama was already registered for school when he and his mother relocated to Jakarta, where Soetoro was an oil-company executive and liaison to the Suharto government. That was in 1966, when Obama was five.

Obama attended Indonesian elementary schools, which, in Suharto’s police state, were generally reserved for citizens (and students were required to carry identity cards that matched student registration information). The records of the Catholic school Obama/ Soetoro attended for three years identify him as a citizen of Indonesia. Thus Obama probably obtained Indonesian citizenship through his adoption by Soetoro in Hawaii. That inference is bolstered by the 1980 divorce submission of Ann Dunham and Lolo Soetoro, filed in Hawaii state court. It said“the parties” (Ann and Lolo) had a child (name not given) who was no longer a minor (Obama was 19 at the time). If Soetoro had not adopted Obama, there would have been no basis for the couple to refer to Obama as their child – he’d have been only Ann Dunham’s child.
There are many other points made in this long, thorough, and clear article. There are many things the American people legitimately deserve to know about the past of the President who leads them. And reasons to look into the legally murky question of whether he is a natural born citizen.
As McCarthy asks in a section heading: “When did information suddenly become a bad thing?” The born overseas scenario is a distraction, but the refusal to release the far more informative vault copy is a symbol of the cover-up of his true life story. If the media had not abandoned its watchdog role for Obama, while aggressively pushing it on two strategically situated opponents, he would never have become president.
Hat tip: Clarice Feldman

Obama’s tax increase hammers middle-income Americans

Obama’s tax increase hammers middle-income Americans

August 4th, 2009

Jim Brown, OneNewsNow

A tax policy expert says President Obama’s economic advisers should be coming up with ways to cut spending and let the economy heal itself instead of refusing to guarantee they won’t raise taxes on middle-class Americans.

President Obama’s treasury secretary Tim Geithner and chief economic adviser Larry Summers both said they would not rule out raising taxes on middle-class Americans to trim the budget deficit and pay for the President’s healthcare reform plan.

President Obama and congressional Democrats have proposed a multitude of tax increases to pay for their economic stimulus package, cap-and-trade program, and trillion-dollar healthcare package.

Curtis Dubay, a senior tax policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation, says although the tax increases that get the most attention are those on the incomes of rich Americans, middle-income Americans are also in the crosshairs.

“We’ve heard taxes proposed on sugary drinks and alcoholic drinks. Of course, middle-class people purchase those items. Let’s not forget that the cap-and-trade program pushed heavily by President Obama falls on anyone who uses electricity, so that obviously hits the middle-class as well,” he points out. “And one of the first actions that President Obama took as President was to increase the cigarette tax by a dollar a pack. And of course, middle- and low-income people are hit heavily by that tax as well.”

START PAYING ATTENTION TO WHAT IS BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM US——–OUR FREEDOM!

START PAYING ATTENTION TO WHAT IS BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM US——–OUR FREEDOM!

 

 Do your self and others a favor and forward this to all you can.  Then get to work and get some representatives that will do the bidding of the people who elected them to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America.   Demand that they stay focused and do what we the people want, which isn’t a Socialist/Facist Government.  Tell them, if they don’t plan to read the Bills and work the job, Don’t take the job!

 

 WE ARE TIRED OF PEOPLE WHO DON’T UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE!

 

 

 This lady is very intelligent and you will be rewarded for your time.  

 

 It’s coming to a fight for freedom folks!!!   If you have any doubt, just read up on the “Health Bill that was written by the “Service Employees International Union”

 

 I would rather live my life as if there is a God, And die to find out there isn’t, than live my life  As if there isn’t, and die to find out there is !!!!!!!!! Scroll down

 

 READ THIS CAREFULLY AND SLOWLY

 

     by Pam Geller

 

 I am a student of history.  Professionally, I have written 15 books in six languages, and have studied history all my life.  I think there is something monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is just a banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis.  Yes, these exist but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now coming into a sharper focus.

 

 Something of historic proportions is happening.  I can sense it because I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it.  Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about 10 – 15 years.  The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.

 

 We demanded and then codified into law the requirement that our banks make massive loans to people whom we knew could never pay back?  Why?  We learned recently that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no real oversight by anyone, has “loaned” two trillion dollars (that is $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to whom or why or disclose the terms.  That is our money. Yours and mine.  And that is three times the $700B we all argued about so strenuously just this past September.

 

 Who has this money?  Why do they have it?  Why are the terms unavailable to us?  Who asked for it?  Who authorized it?  I thought this was a government of “We the People,” who loaned our powers to our elected leaders.  Apparently not.

 

 We have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our economy.  Why?

 

 We have intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and no longer teach our founding documents, why we are exceptional, and why we are worth preserving.  Students by and large cannot write, think critically, read, or articulate.  Parents are not revolting, teachers are not picketing, school boards continue to back mediocrity.  Why?

 

 We have now established the precedent of protesting every close election (now violently in California over a proposition that is so controversial that it wants marriage to remain between one man and one woman.  Did you ever think such a thing possible just a decade ago?).  We have corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected judges to write laws that radically change our way of life, and then mainstream Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting system into a banana republic.  To what purpose?

 

 Now our mortgage industry is collapsing, housing prices are in free fall, major industries are failing, our banking system is on the verge of collapse, Social Security is nearly bankrupt, as is Medicare and our entire government.  Our education system is worse than a joke (I teach college and know precisely what I am talking about.)  The list is staggering in its length, breadth, and depth.  It is potentially 1929 x 10.   And we are at war with an enemy we cannot name for fear of offending people of the same religion who cannot wait to slit the throats of your children if they have the opportunity to do so.

 

 And now we have elected a man no one knows anything about, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big as Wasilla, Alaska.  All of his associations and alliances are with real radicals in their chosen fields of employment, and everything we learn about him, drip by drip, is unsettling if not downright scary (Surely you have heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a mandatory civilian defense force stronger than our military for use inside our borders?  No?  Oh, of course.  The media would never play that for you over and over and then demand he answer it.  Sarah Palin’s pregnant daughter and $150,000 wardrobe is more important.)

 

 Mr.. Obama’s winning platform can be boiled down to one word:  Change…radical change.  Why?

 

 I have never been so afraid for my country and for my children as I am now.  This man campaigned on bringing people together, something he has never, ever done in his professional life.  In my assessment, Obama will divide us along philosophical lines, push us apart, and then try to realign the pieces into a new and different power structure.  Change is indeed coming.  And when it comes, you will never see the same nation again.

 

 And that is only the beginning.

 

 I thought I would never be able to experience what the ordinary, moral German felt in the mid-1930s.  In those times, the savior was a former smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average German knew next to nothing.  What they did know was that he was associated with groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed around people with whom they disagreed; he edged his way onto the political stage through great oratory and promises.  Economic times were tough, people were losing jobs, and he was a great speaker..  And he smiled and waved a lot.  And people, even newspapers, were afraid to speak out for fear that his “brown shirts” would bully them into submission.

 

 And then he was duly elected to office, with a full-throttled economic crisis at hand [the Great Depression].  Slowly but surely he seized the controls of government power, department by department, person by person, bureaucracy by bureaucracy.  The kids joined a Youth Movement in his name, wherethey were taught what to think.  How did he get the people on his side?  He did it promising jobs to the jobless, money to the moneyless, and goodies for the military-industrial complex.  He did it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control, health care for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride once again in the country, across Europe, and across the world.

 

 He did it with a compliant media – Did you know that?  And he did this all in the name of justice and…change.  And the people surely got what they voted for.  (Look it up if you think I am exaggerating.)  Read your history books.  Many people objected in 1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and made fun of.  When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister), he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker.  He was right, though.

 

 Don’t forget that Germany was the most educated, cultured country in Europe  It was full of music, art, museums, hospitals, laboratories, and universities.  And in less than six years – a shorter time span than just two terms of the U. S. presidency – it was rounding up its own citizens, killing others, abrogating its laws, turning children against parents, and neighbors against neighbors.  All with the best of intentions, of course.  The road to Hell is paved with them..

 

 As a practical thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I have a choice:  I can either believe what the objective pieces of evidence tell me (even if they make me cringe with disgust); I can believe what history is shouting to me from across the chasm of seven decades; or I can hope I am wrong, close my eyes, have another latte and ignore what is transpiring around me.

 

 Some people scoff at me; others laugh or think I am foolish, naive, or both..  Perhaps I am.  But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye and tell them exactly what I believe – and why I believe it.  I pray I am wrong.  But, I do not think I am.

 

 About the author via Google…

 

 Pamela “Atlas” Geller began her publishing career at The New York Daily News and subsequently took over operation of The New York Observer as Associate Publisher.  She left The Observer after the birth of her fourth child, but remained involved in various projects including American Associates, Ben Gurion University and being Senior Vice-President Strategic Planning and Performance Evaluation at The Brandeis School.

 

 After 9/11, Atlas had the veil of oblivion violently lifted from her consciousness and immersed herself in the education and understanding of geopolitics, Islam, terror, foreign affairs and imminent threats the mainstream media and the government wouldn’t cover or discuss.

 

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 Since many of you enjoy senior citizen status or will sometime in the not too distant future, I thought you might be interested in this information.

 IN GOD WE TRUST

 

Most of you know by now that the Senate version (at least) of the “stimulus” bill includes provisions for extensive rationing of health care for senior citizens.  The author of this part of the bill, former senator and tax evader, Tom Daschle, was credited today by Bloomberg with the following statement.

 

 Bloomberg:  “Daschle says health-care reform will not be pain free. Seniors should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age instead of treating them.”

 

 If this does not sufficiently raise your ire, just remember that Senators and Congressmen have their own healthcare plan that is first dollar or very low co-pay which they are guaranteed the remainder of their lives and are not subject to this new law if it passes.

 

 Please use the power of the Internet to get this message out.  Talk it up at the grassroots level.  We have an election coming up in one year and nine months.  We have the ability to address and reverse the dangerous direction the Obama administration and its allies have begun and in the interim, we can make our voices heard!  Let’s do it!

 

 If you disagree, don’t do anything.

Issa goes Rahm-bo on Rahm

Issa goes Rahm-bo on Rahm

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 4, 2009 12:15 PM

This is exactly the kind of pushback it’s going to take to defeat Obama’s culture of corruption. Call them out. Shine the light on their hardball tactics and astroturf campaigns. Fight.

More, please:

Following reports that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has been orchestrating an effort to intimidate members of Congress and Governors who raise legitimate concerns regarding the effectiveness of the stimulus, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter to Emanuel saying “While this type of scare tactic may work In Chicago, it will not work to intimidate me or other Members of the United States Congress.”

“I and others have dared to bring these facts to the attention of President Obama, the Congress and the American people,” Issa wrote. “You’ve unfortunately reacted by once again resorting to the playbook of the Chicago political machine.”

Last month, Politico reported that Emanuel had “launched a coordinated effort to jam” Senator Kyl and other Administration critics… “[A]fter seeing Kyl and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) again paint the legislation as a failure on Sunday talk shows, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel directed that the letters from the Cabinet secretaries be sent to [Governor] Brewer, according to two administration officials.”

Issa noted, “The fact that the letters were coordinated by you to maximize the level of intimidation is supported by the timing, structure, and content of each letter. Not only were the four letters all sent the day following Senator Kyl’s remarks, but they were also remarkably similar in tone and sentence structure.”

Green Jobs: Fast-tracking Economic Suicide

Green Jobs: Fast-tracking Economic Suicide

By Michael Economides and Peter Glover

Creating ex nihilo — literally, out of nothing — used to be a theological concept, God’s prerogative. Today it seems, President Barack Obama and certain Western politicians claim to possess the ability to do it. Against all the laws of economics and the marketplace, they believe they can create millions of ‘green’ real jobs, out of thin air, or at least air without carbon dioxide, via cap and trade.  

 

If Obama & Co. were to remove their green-tinted glasses for just a moment and take a long hard look at the European experience they profess to cite as ‘proven’, they would discover those glasses have been rose-tinted all along.

 

The basic assumption is that technology per se generates jobs. Mostly, it does not. Rather, technology enables jobs — real and sustainable jobs — based on how useful the technology is to the marketplace.  To generate real industrial jobs, however, one needs a basic commodity to trade, and in the energy business this has meant oil, gas or coal.  Yet ‘green’ politicians and eco-lobbyists expect to create a revolution in green jobs based on … alternative energy sources.  The trouble is that alternative energy sources remain and will continue to be appallingly inefficient, offering a very poor to mostly negative return on investment. Cut off the flow of massive public subsidies and the alternative energy industrial revolution would grind to a halt tomorrow — as the European experience already bears out.

 

What the EU experience shows is that for every green job created per installed MW power, a real job is destroyed elsewhere in the economy. Not to mention, it aids the reduction of competitiveness, investment in expansion and, ultimately, promotes the relocation of major companies to countries without draconian carbon regimes that cause energy price hikes. 

 

 It’s a shame that members of the US Congress that voted for the recent Cap and Trade Climate Bill did not bother to check up on the economic realities which are causing European states to back away from expensive alternative energy commitments and the ‘green job’ creation schemes associated with them by inserting all manner of substance-emptying ‘get-out’ clauses into EU cap and trade plans.

 

Germany’s Angela Merkel has already insisted on major exemptions for German heavy industry come December’s ‘definitive’ global climate summit in Copenhagen. Bizarrely, for a so-called ‘Green Chancellor’, Merkel’s government is also supporting the building of 26 new coal-fired power plants across Germany.   Hardly the domestic agenda of a low-carbon ‘green jobs’ economy.   Italy also rocked the EU climate boat by insisting on exemptions for its own energy-intensive industries at the turn of the year. Most significantly, it is an exemption that requires the EU to renegotiate Europe’s entire climate policy after the UN summit in December — effectively, giving Italy a veto. A veto it will use if, as expected, China and India and others exempt themselves from binding targets.  In June, deputy head of Poland’s Solidarity trade union, Jaroslaw Grzesik, estimated that the EU’s climate policy would cost 800,000 European jobs. The think-tank Open Europe has already estimated that the same policies will cost the UK $9 billion a year, leaving an extra 1 million people in fuel poverty by 2020.

 

These are the real world economic realities for “countries like Spain, Germany and Japan” that Barack Obama insisted in January 2009 are “surging ahead of us” in the low carbon-green jobs revolution. Cited as a role model, Spain is the only country to have produced an in-depth analysis of the impact of renewables on the jobs market. The Study of the effects on employment of public aid to renewable energy sources was published by a team at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in March, 2009. Though it grabbed a few headlines in the spring, it was largely ignored by the mainstream press. Yet it is the most intensive review of the impact of a state-aided green job creation policy available.  Here are just a few of its key statements suggesting why the state should stay the heck out of manipulating the job creation market:

 

“Despite its hyper-aggressive (expensive and extensive) ‘green jobs’ policies … Spain has created a surprisingly low number of jobs.”

 

“Since 2000 Spain has spent €571,138 ($800K) to create each ‘green job’, including subsidies of more than €1million ($1.4million) per wind industry job.”

 

“The programs creating those jobs also resulted in the destruction of nearly 110,500 jobs elsewhere in the economy or 2.2. jobs destroyed for every ‘green job’ created.”

 

Each ‘green’ megawatt installed destroys 5.28 jobs on average elsewhere in the economy: 8.99 by photovoltaics (solar), 4.27 by wind energy, 5.05 by mini-hydro.”

 

The report also notes that according to Spain’s energy regulator, “The price of a comprehensive electricity rate (paid by the end consumer) in Spain would have to be increased 31 percent to repay the historic debt generated by the subsidies to renewables.”

 

The report cites key examples of resulting “massive unemployment, loss of capital, dismantlement of productive facilities and perpetuation of inefficient ones” the direct result of, “the arbitrary, state-established price systems inherent in ‘green energy’ schemes.” The report concludes, “Policymakers must recognize that because of government action, other jobs are not created.” And, most significantly for international consumption, “These costs do not appear to be unique to Spain’s approach but instead are largely inherent in schemes to promote renewable energy sources.”

 

President Obama maintains his planned 5 million new jobs will cost the taxpayer $30,000 per job. Bad enough, we might think. But The Center for American Progress, whose CEO headed-up Obama’s transition team, calculates it would take government spending of $100 billion to create 2 million green jobs. That’s a cost to the taxpayer of $50,000 to create a single “green job”. The Apollo Alliance, whose founder served on Obama’s campaign, calculates it would take $500 billion to create 5 million jobs. That’s a mere $100,000 per green job created.  

 

Worrying about others “surging ahead” no longer matters once you realize it’s along the fast-track to economic suicide.  Green jobs? It’s not good for the economy, stupid.

 

Michael Economides is Editor-in-chief at Energy Tribune & Peter Glover is European Associate Editor, Energy Tribune.

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Dems Begin Alinsky-in-August Offensive

Dems Begin Alinsky-in-August Offensive

By Kyle-Anne Shiver

The healthcare-takeover plotters in the Democrat war room have charted their Alinsky-in-August offensive. 

And, pray tell, what are the Democrats’ — solely humanitarian —  objectives here? 

 

  • Pass another trillion-dollar tax burden upon the backs of unsuspecting American taxpayers.
  • Consolidate another takeover of the private sector. (James Lewis called it a “MediCoup.”  I agree.)
  • Buy a bunch of votes for 2010 from ACORN registrants and illegal aliens. 

 

Selling another mine of fools gold to taxpayers could never be called humanitarian, no matter how one counts his little chickens.

 

Their tactics worked with the Crimulus Stimulus, which provides jobs that last a mere week, props up perv-porn “art,” and expensive new potties for little-used national parks, all the while neglecting rotting bridges and states who didn’t vote for the stimulator in chief.  But, so far, none of the Democrats’ tactics has worked all that well in convincing a wary public to just trust them to know what’s best for all our healthcare.

 

Even Barack, the magic insurance salesman, hasn’t convinced Harry & Louise Q. Citizens to sign on the dotted line.

 

Hard to trust an insurance salesman who hasn’t even read the policy, now isn’t it?

 

Time to bring out the big guns of Alinsky for the August crush.  While Barack, the magic insurance salesman, leaves his own job in the capable hands of Time magazine shills, and spends a month in elitist paradise on Martha’s Vineyard (taking Macho lessons?), his generals, Pelosi, Reid and Waxman, are taking the battle for federal healthcare control to the airwaves and the streets.

 

Nancy Pelosi fired the first salvo last Thursday.  Standing in her foxhole on the Hill, wagging her little finger like an AK-47, wearing her all-white-good-guy camouflage fatigues, Imperious Nancy threw down her battle gauntlet:

 

“It’s almost immoral what they are doing,” Pelosi said to reporters, referring to insurance companies. “Of course they’ve been immoral all along in how they have treated the people that they insure,” she said, adding, “They are the villains. They have been part of the problem in a major way. They are doing everything in their power to stop a public option from happening.”

 

Is it any wonder, folks, why Rahm kept Imperious Nancy in a secure San Fran closet during the ’06 elections?
On Friday, The Hill intercepted a top-secret, Dem communiqué that spelled out the battle plan for the Alinsky-in-August MediCoup offensive, echoing Imperious Nancy’s salvo at the insurance companies, the now-to-be targeted “villain.”

 

Alinsky Rule #13:

 

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

 

The Democrats’ war strategy is simple and, of course, it’s pure Alinsky.  Target the insurance companies and make them out to be reprobate wretches of the most vile, greedy, Simon-Legree sort imaginable.  We are sure to be treated to ads, which feature purely hair-raising “robber-baron-rips-off-Harry&Louise” tales of insurance company bad guys.

 

And, how on earth, did Democrats decide upon whom to paint the Alinsky bull’s-eye?  Oh puh-lease.  Public polling, of course.  That’s how the Democrats decide everything, don’t you know. 

 

When 83% of Americans are quite happy with the healthcare they have, then convincing them to let go of it for the obviously-fools-gold “public option” is an up-hill battle, as the Dems have finally figured out.  So, they will employ their usual politics-by-fear, and fill the airwaves with individual stories about evil insurers denying coverage (which are certain to be vastly exaggerated), and they will plant the fear that the very same thing could happen to every Harry & Louise Q Citizen without the MediCoup solution. 

 

Now, when Barack Obama promised a “transparent presidency,” was he referring to how easily a fourth grader could see through his party’s continuing use of these tacky Alinsky tactics?

 

Also true to Alinsky form, Pelosi artfully waxed all week on the opposition, portraying herself as the purely do-gooding representative of the little people, and portraying anyone who opposes her as the enemy of same little people.  Setting up the battle lines, Pelosi told the NYT what the so-called enemies of the little people will do in August:

 

“This is going to be carpet bombing,” she said. “Carpet bombing, slash and burn, shock and awe – anything you want to say to describe what the insurance companies will do to hold on to their special advantage, which exploits the patients and holds the American consumer at the mercy of the insurance company.”    

 

Friday’s late-breaking news that Henry Waxman had strong-armed the Blue Dogs in his committee into rubber-stamping the “public option”  tells any sentient observer that the Democrat generals will paint any — and every — opposition to their blatant power grab as a purely demonic enemy of the people.  Before Pelosi and company are done at the end of August, any Democrat who dares to voice even the faintest concern over this new DC power-grab will be rhetorically nailed to the nearest tree as a public-hating scoundrel.

 

And how can the Democrats fail?

 

After all, folks, the stars are aligned with them and their new power grab.

 

Barack, the magic insurance salesman, told them so.

 

And, if anyone out there doubts the clout of this power-hungry mob of DC jetsetters, then Imperious Nancy has a few words on that score.  As she reminded the NYT just last week, when President Bush wanted to privatize social security accounts (putting the power of that purse back in the hands of the people), 60% of the seniors were in favor of it.  Then, the Democrats went on attack, mobilized their Alinskyite armies in a propaganda campaign, and in less than a San-Fran minute, 70% were opposed.  Pelosi kept Social Security power in DC, away from the people, and still came out with a rose between her pearly-whites, looking like the beneficent goddess she somehow imagines herself to be.

 

So, if Imperious Nancy and her shocktroops from ACORN, SEIU and all the other propagandists can convince the American public that it’s better to have a DC bureaucrat between them and their healthcare provider than to have a private insurer in that spot, then they will pass the public option in short order and drive every private healthcare enterprise out of business.  Which, of course, is the end game plan.  A complete MediCoup.

 

My advice is to just tell Democrats — the whole lot of ‘em — that if they even want to discuss healthcare reform, then they must first take the Skin-in-the-Game Pledge.

 

You see, the dirty little secret of the DC jetsetters, living off public largess, is that they have the Rolls Royce of health insurance.  And we pay for most of it.  Why is the Congress’ healthcare plan comparable to a Rolls Royce?  Why, because it contains the thing Americans most desire:  lots of choices. And those choices come at subsidized rates, with taxpayers aiming up the difference. Yet, the Democrat MediCoup plan will limit the choices and raise the costs for the rest of us lowly citizens.

 

These folks have got no skin in this game, nary even a tiny chunk of flesh.    

 

When every single Democrat Congressperson and their President signs a pledge to be the first enrollees in their “public option” health insurance scheme, then, and only then, will we be willing to talk about reform.   Because, at the moment, we — Harry & Louise Q. Citizens — are the only ones with any skin in this game and we’re feeling mighty burned.

 

These Democrats are nothing but a bunch of Alinskyite power-mongering vultures out to empower themselves and buy votes at our expense.  Any pretense of public service is just another one of their tacky — utterly transparent — tactics, which, at this point, ought to elicit little more than a collective belch from the American public.

 

*A bonnet tip to Lee Cary for inspiring this column.

 

Kyle-Anne Shiver is a frequent contributor to American Thinker and welcomes your comments at kyleanneshiver.com. 

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