Herman Cain Proves the Power of Ideas in the Republican Race

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown,FloydReports.com

America’s media is obsessed with every tick of every poll. The reason they cover polls is
because they don’t want to cover ideas. Republicans should resist being sucked
into this reality show mentality and focus instead on the candidate’s ideas.

Herman
Cain
used this to great effect in the Florida Straw Poll. His powerful
speech concluded with a riff in which he talked about how the media had
declared,“I can’t win.”He then empowered his audience by telling them,“You
decide who wins,not the media.”Good advice from a candidate that is now watching
this particular race from the frontlines.

The media uses polls to create self-fulfilling prophecies. Media
organizations who are more interested in influencing the outcome of the race
than they are providing unbiased coverage of the race use polls as an instrument
of voter and donor manipulation. They manipulate the desire of us all to be with
a winner.

We have been carefully watching Republican Party contests since the
1970′s,and there are some more interesting markers than polls that can help you
understand what is really happening. Remember ideas have
consequences
with Republican primary voters.

First,straw polls don’t matter. If they did matter Pat Robertson would have
been elected president in 1988. He won the straw poll in Iowa and surged in the
media horse race as a result. His victory lead the New York Times to
report:“For the second time in a year,the Rev. Pat Robertson has shaken Vice
President Bush and his other rivals for the Republican Presidential nomination
by winning a test of organizational strength.”

Herman Cain likewise has surged after his astounding victory in the Florida
straw poll. The Cain victory has conservatives chanting “9-9-9″after his bold
economic plan. Cain is calling for a total tax reform which would eliminate
payroll taxes,the estate tax,investment taxes,and replace it all with a simple
flat tax of 9 percent,coupled with a 9 percent consumption tax and a 9 percent
corporate tax.

If Cain is going to win,it will be because of his bold ideas and vision. And
with ideas Mr. Cain excels,and frankly leaves most of the other candidates
wanting.

So our second point would be….

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How Obama Got Around Congress Withholding $200 M In Aid To The ‘Palestinians’

How Obama Got Around Congress Withholding $200 M In Aid To The
‘Palestinians’

Rob Miller

A story in the UK
Independent says that the US Congress showed its displeasure with the
‘Palestinians’ going unilaterally to the UN by
withholding $200 million in aid
that was supposed to be disbursed to Mahmoud
Abbas’ little fiefdom by the end of this fiscal year, which ended October
1st.

Being part of the British press and sharing their well known
attitude towards Israel, the article is sympathetic to Abbas, referring to him
as being ‘punished’ and inferring that the US Congress is under the thumb of
those Evil Zionists, rather than being upset with the ‘Palestinians’ for allying
with Hamas or for abrogating their agreements under two treaties the US is
signatory to, the Road Map and The Oslo Accords.

However, there are
indications that this was a set up and if my source is correct, both the Obama
Administration and the ‘Palestinians’ were privy to it.

One of my notorious Little
Birdies works directly in the ‘Palestinian Authority’ and we’ve been
correspondents for some time, sort of frenemies, if you get my
meaning.

My
source had a good laugh at Congresses’ action. According to this person, the
Obama Administration was aware for some time that the final $200 million might
be withheld by Congress and informed the ‘Palestinians’ in advance. The Obama
Administration promised the ‘Palestinians’ that they would do their best to head
this off, but when they couldn’t, an arrangement was made with the Saudis to
make up the missing $200 million in advance.

That rang a bell…and showed
me that as usual, my source was almost certainly correct.

A scant ten days
ago,
the
Saudis gifted Mahmoud Abbas and the ‘Palestinians’ with the exact sum the US
Congress was withholding from them
…$200
million.

My source didn’t speculate, but knowing how these
things work it’s almost guaranteed that the Saudis either received the money
from the Obama Administration directly to give to the ‘Palestinians’ or more
likely, that the Saudis supplied the cash in exchange for an American quid pro
quo somewhere else down the line.

President Obama is going to
see to it that the ‘Palestinians’ receive their jizya no matter
what..and a little thing like Congress certainly isn’t going to stop him if he
can help it.

 


Rob Miller writes for Joshuapundit. His work has appeared
in The Jerusalem Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
The San Francisco Chronicle, Andrew Breitbart’s Big Peace and other
publications.