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Confessions Of A ´Cold-Hearted´
Republican

Irish Examiner USA, by Alicia Colon

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Posted By:drive, 2/7/2013 6:39:08 AM

While I can´t recall the exact reason my sister hit me on the head with a high heel many years ago I´ll never forget her saying, "you´re so cold-hearted." Apparently she felt I was not that sympathetic to a situation she had read about in the newspaper. I was reminded about this long ago incident listening to the recent testimonies in Congress on the gun control issues. The Democrats always wage their battles by triggering emotional reactions while the Republicans tend to value the facts - which explains why I am a Republican and why she is a diehard Democrat.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/7/2013 6:49:56 AM     (No. 9163009)

A liberal´s brain isn´t wired to assimilate facts.One reason is facts are really science and logic based and that part of their brain isn´t developed.Schools ram arts and music down kids throats whether they have talent for either or not.It´s to develop the emotional side of the brain.Problem solving aspects of education are being tossed aside because it´ll make the kids reliant on someone else until they´re in adult diapers.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Crosscut, 2/7/2013 7:15:00 AM     (No. 9163040)

This ship is sinking and ´cold-hearted´ is yet to come, and it will.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: red oak, 2/7/2013 7:21:54 AM     (No. 9163050)

How wonderful life is while Alicia´s in the world. (Borrowing from Bernie Taupin)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: M2, 2/7/2013 7:27:38 AM     (No. 9163067)

Alicia is really good on this one:

Pardon me if I save my tears for the truly heartbreaking images of our men and women in the military who´ve been savaged by wartime injuries. If I had any political clout I would urge legislation waiving them from ever paying taxes again and I´d give them free medical care forever for their sacrifices. I confess that I care more for these warriors than I do about the polar bears in the North Pole endangered by global warming. I´m just too cold-hearted to worry about saving the planet.

The most bothersome aspect of Democrat sob-stories and their use of emotional appeals a la Oprah, is that so many people find it easier to cry than to think.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 2/7/2013 7:31:09 AM     (No. 9163074)

Alicia says a lot in her first two sentences. Her diehard Democrat sister insulted her and hit her, in the head (!), with her shoe, because Alicia was ´sympathetic enough´ to something.

Democrats are the most hysterical (and in many cases even more violent), irrational and judgmental people we have. Their standards, if any, are set in unattainable clouds and consequences never factor into their pretzel-logic equations.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 2/7/2013 7:32:33 AM     (No. 9163078)

Woopsie..... was NOT sympathetic enough....

More coffee.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Janjan, 2/7/2013 7:34:31 AM     (No. 9163086)

There isn´t a person breathing who doesn´t have some sort of hard luck story. I have a few of my own. The difference is that I don´t need or want the government slithering into my life to ´help me´.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rinktum, 2/7/2013 7:40:25 AM     (No. 9163099)

It is easier to stir up a crowd with feelings than it is to talk about facts. Put a charismatic figure well versed in how to appeal to the mob mentality and you have Barack Obama. He uses lies, ridicule of opposing ideas, and empty promises to achieve his goals. Unfortunately, it appears that more than half the country are willing dupes to this kind of rhetoric that has for centuries enslaved millions.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TruckingMack, 2/7/2013 7:58:26 AM     (No. 9163139)



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Reply 10 - Posted by: JimS, 2/7/2013 8:02:42 AM     (No. 9163147)

I always enjoy Alicia´s articles. Maybe it is because we both have similiar NYC Catholic school experiences in about the same timeframe.
She, along with Victor David Hansen, Wes Pruden, and Dr Thomas Sowell, is a person with whom one could enjoy a lengthy, thoughtful conversation.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TruckingMack, 2/7/2013 8:03:16 AM     (No. 9163149)

The Michael J Fox ad was crap. I have worked in health care 35 years and have yet to see a single Parkinson´s patient show the motor behavior demonstrated by MJF. I knew it was fake the moment I saw it, yet I´ve never heard anyone call him out for a lousy performance. "It was touching!" "He was so brave!" It was pure bulls--t.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Freeloader, 2/7/2013 8:13:42 AM     (No. 9163165)

Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr. M.D., the world renowned general and forensic psychiatrist, summed up The Dark Sider mindset, from "A" to "Z", in his sensational bestselling work, entitled "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes Of Political Madness", first published in 2006.

How else can you explain a "mindset" that wants to deny the American People their 2nd Amendment rights of self-defense, yet thinks the wholesale slaughter of 55,000,000 innocent helpless souls, since 1973, is a "constitutional right"?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mws50, 2/7/2013 8:18:16 AM     (No. 9163176)

I have been correcting liberal in usenet since 1996. I have come to the following conclusion, based on my historic attempt to educate liberals.

Liberals never mature past a 15-year-old mentality, unless something traumatic happens to them to jolt them out of their emotional cage. Their bodies may age, but their brains do not. They are so sure they are right and the adults are wrong, they do not see their defective lifestyle as a detriment to themselves. Treat them like a 15-yeasr-old, and you have a slight chance of getting through their retarded thought process.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mws50, 2/7/2013 8:20:27 AM     (No. 9163183)

HEY!!!! How did my last sentence steal an "s" from my first sentence???

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Adam, 2/7/2013 8:25:09 AM     (No. 9163190)

"The problem with most of these tear-jerking maneuvers is that they are often a tissue of lies." Boy do I related to this article. I used to be a Broadway actor and it didn´t matter that nothing my antagonists said was ever true or that the solutions they championed never worked and made things worse. "At least we care; you don´t care." It´s horrible and it´s the majority view of the country now. Honestly, I have given up. I agree with Hillary, "What difference, at this point, does it make?" At this point? It´s over.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Udanja99, 2/7/2013 8:29:47 AM     (No. 9163201)

Sad to say, but over the last 20 years I´ve lost my compassion for almost any human hard luck case. I´m sick to death of being hit up to ´feed the hungry´ when most of the "poor" in this country are obese and collecting $60,000 worth of assorted government benefits every year, some of it coming out of my pocket because I actually work for a living. I earn less than that and yet I pay taxes on my income and they don´t. Why aren´t all of those benefits considered to be income? The 0bamaphone lady was the perfect illustration of why I no longer care about the "poor".

It´s not just the plight of the polar bears. I think we should boot most of the welfare bums off of their benefits and force them to work for a living. It would give them a reason to get up in the morning and keep them too busy to be be participating in gang wars and flash mobs. It would free up a huge chunk of the national budget so that we could actually balance it and then take better care of our vets, the truly disabled and the others who truly need assistance.

Yes, I´m a mean spirited cold hearted conservative. ( I no longer call myself a Republican ). End of rant.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: AWAKE, 2/7/2013 8:30:53 AM     (No. 9163203)

Perhaps there are strict income protcalls in Mitchell lamas today, but not so in 1970
when a neighbor of mine, a professor at Columbia University and an author of 2 books on statistics got into a Mitchll lama apartment. How I asked. She said it´s simple,you go down to a stationery store, get blank W2 forms, fill them out showing a low income and present them as proof of your income. At that time neither the state nor the fed would allow Mitchell lama to access their datab to verify income.
I hope that Alicia is correct that things have changed, but I doubt it.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Travis Mcgee, 2/7/2013 8:31:54 AM     (No. 9163206)

After reading this I miss Lee Atwater while he still was a "a cold-hearted Republican". He was very effective at neutralizing Democrats and wasn´t afraid to get in the sewer with them.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 2/7/2013 8:50:03 AM     (No. 9163243)

While we call the GOP ´the stupid party´´, it is mostly stupid when it comes to crafting political strategies that appeal to the histrionic and the uninformed, as it almost always comes in second to the Democrats. Of course, this outcome should not be terribly surprising as the Democrats consider the histrionic and the uninformed to be ´´their base´´.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: sadc, 2/7/2013 8:50:13 AM     (No. 9163244)

James O´Keefe´s Veritas Project went out to interview those journalists who outed the gunowners. They posed as leaders of a fake group Citizens against Senseless Violence. At every residence of the journalists who outed gun owners as if they were criminals, NOT ONE would allow a sign stating their homes were gun free zones. And here is the sick part: one said, " that could invite some sicko to come and try to hurt me since they know there are no guns here". But it is ok for our kids to have this sign on their schools. This is what passes for reasoning.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: raspberry, 2/7/2013 8:58:20 AM     (No. 9163266)

Insightul comments here...after an insightful article. Liberals lack the reason gene.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: Blackops, 2/7/2013 9:02:55 AM     (No. 9163281)

Great observations Alicia, as always.
I am the "Alicia" in my family. I know what it´s like to be the voice of fact based reason crying out in the wilderness of a holiday meal surrounded by clueless, uninformed, indoctrinated bleeding heart liberals. And yet they are my gene pool, and, I am the black sheep and the crazy uncle? Go figger.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: dbdiva, 2/7/2013 9:09:40 AM     (No. 9163291)

Alicia is simply the best! If being cold-hearted means that everyone should be held accountable for his/her actions and that everyone should try to be as productive as his circumstances allow then I am proud to call myself ´cold-hearted´ as well.

For those libs who are afraid there will be riots if there is no ´equity´ I suggest that sweat ´equity´ is the answer. None of us is prohibited from employing that.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: stryker714, 2/7/2013 9:14:18 AM     (No. 9163300)

The image of Obama commandeering a school bus seemingly every other day to stop at a elementary school and do a false pickup is easy to picture. Some of the pictures of Hitler indoctrinating boys to fight in his war in the later part of WWII, as he had used up almost all of his regular Army come to mind. How is what Obama does any different?

One has to wonder if there is a section in Rules for Radicals or a quote from Lenin, "use overwhelming emotion to promote your goals and demonize the opposition, to eclipse even any consideration of facts. Showcase the "victims". Those who offer counter points will be branded as false witnesses as the indoctrinated are crying too hard to notice/hear".

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Reply 25 - Posted by: chicodon, 2/7/2013 9:19:02 AM     (No. 9163305)

Sometimes I think it´s magnetic. Without the Conservative counterbalance we´d spin off into the universe. /s

Yes, liberals tend to be a little over the top. They create straw boogie men out of thin air. They pull at heart strings with contrived sob stories. They will use young children to sing their praises and recite their talking points. They can even look you in the eye and lie with a straight face.

An outrageous example (not counting Obama) was Rep. Louise Slaughter´s account of one of her so called constituents during the healthcare debate. Her constituent lost her healthcare and was forced to wear her dead sister´s teeth! She could get no dentures without Obamacare! No Conservative alive would try that one. These liberals are strange animals.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: WAN2, 2/7/2013 9:34:41 AM     (No. 9163346)

Woe be onto him whose testicles have descended.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Razorgirl, 2/7/2013 9:43:22 AM     (No. 9163362)

I have always found it interesting that the "Cold-Hearted" conservatives are also the most generous. Case in point: look at the generous contributions to charity made by Mitt Romney contrasted with the charitable contributions of Broncobama and Joe Biden. Libs like to talk the talk. Conservatives actually, quietly, walk the walk. It´s a humility thing. Libs wouldn´t understand.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: MattMusson, 2/7/2013 9:43:43 AM     (No. 9163363)

It is time for us to start fighting the ´is it fair game.´

Is it fair that illegal aliens will be allowed to bankrupt Social Security?

Is it fair that ObamaCare will cause so many working poor to lose their full-time jobs?

Etc.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: bigbird, 2/7/2013 9:53:40 AM     (No. 9163395)

We need to use this logic to fight fire with fire. If we are going to target the low-information voter, then we need to convince them that "we care more" than the Dems. Facts and statistics will not cut it.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: johngalt1, 2/7/2013 10:06:18 AM     (No. 9163424)

Conservatives should stop using the phrase “low information voters,” a useless lament that implies that the solution to Republican woes is to provide voters with more facts. Today, if you lack information, it’s because you don’t want it. People who decline the opportunity to become informed are ignorant by choice. They believe they already have all the information they need. They don’t want to be educated, they want to be entertained.

Republicans are lousy entertainers, although they do provide bountiful fodder for jokes and ridicule by late night talk show hosts. Truth be told, Republicans are lousy preachers too. You can’t get people to pay attention when you warn that our country is going to hell in a hand basket if they don’t believe in hell, and their idea of salvation is to get more free “Obama money.”

Humor has always been an important component of effective communications. Which is why Republicans—who have allowed themselves to be identified as the party of the rich, a coalition of un-hip, humorless, intolerant, callous people stuck in the past who are mean to children, the poor, women, the elderly, blacks, Latinos, gays, lesbians, teachers, unions, and dogs (poor Seamus)—are always at a disadvantage.

During the second 1984 presidential debate, Walter Mondale tried to use Ronald Reagan’s age against him. Reagan stopped Mondale dead in his tracks when he quipped, “I want you to know that I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience.” Mondale laughed (as did the entire nation) but he later told his wife Eleanor that the quip had sealed Reagan’s victory.

Humor saved the day for the GOP, not factual fire and brimstone.


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Reply 31 - Posted by: Butch59, 2/7/2013 10:10:36 AM     (No. 9163437)

And why is it that all of those low income persons just can´t get a job because they lack the education and/or skills to get hired, but, they know how to run every scam known to man in order to get the maximum amount from all the welfare programs that exist? I wouldn´t even know where to begin to run some of the scams these people use. And I saw a young black woman on TV some time ago that had at least 6 ´free´ cell phones in her purse, all at the same time.

I am now retired and am proud to say that I never received an unemployment check in my entire life. And I cam from a large family of hard scrabble existance.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Arby, 2/7/2013 11:04:00 AM     (No. 9163552)

It´s only too true that the dims utilize emotional arguments that are especially effective with low-information voters. Perhaps the cure is for us to be much more passionate and emotional about a rational response. Conservatives are often conservative in demeanor. That´s why I respect them, but the sheeple confuse that with a lack of caring. If you act concerned they actually believe that you are. Teddy Kennedy and Bill Clinton rode these roles to the bank. Our message is fine; we need more passion and we must project more concern for the poor. We have it, but we must project it.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: cheeflo, 2/7/2013 11:22:56 AM     (No. 9163591)

#13 -- Michael J. Fox has admitted that he has skipped his medication for advocacy appearances -- a cynical ploy to exacerbate his symptoms.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: LZK, 2/7/2013 11:23:35 AM     (No. 9163594)

Nothing wrong with emotions.....

It´s not suited for leadership and all that entails -- but -- emotions -- in the right place is very valuable when raising children and caring for the sick and dying....

My darling husband taught me to compartmentalize and "think like a man" -- when the occasion called for it....

By that I mean -- "logically and linearly"..... Emotions are good for the bedroom -- not the board/room.....he would say.

He was absolutely right. As I watched the libbies´ emotions twist and turn the facts -- I laughed out loud.... WE have a nations of pansies running the farm, i.e. Washington DC.

WE need a PATTON about now....

LZK

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Reply 35 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/7/2013 11:25:56 AM     (No. 9163603)

You are a treasure, Miss Alicia. Thanks for a great article.


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Reply 36 - Posted by: squiggle, 2/7/2013 11:43:18 AM     (No. 9163657)

While we may not be able to impart facts that´ll do any good to these people, the phrase ´LoFo Vo´ DOES have it´s uses.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: smcchk, 2/7/2013 11:51:10 AM     (No. 9163688)

Conservatives can care and think at the same time!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: JustCause, 2/7/2013 12:01:54 PM     (No. 9163729)

Gotta admit - I look forward to LZK posts.

Her husband was a wise man. First he was able to get her to marry him, Next, he imparted wisdom: ´Emotions are good for the bedroom -- not the board/room´

Couldn´t agree more...



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Reply 39 - Posted by: Proud American, 2/7/2013 12:04:19 PM     (No. 9163740)

We were Republicans but apparently are even more conservative than most Republicans so now we are Independants who vote always and I do mean ALWAYS Republican.

In our family we don´t call them "progressives" - faciasts are the furthest thing from "liberal". In our family they are called "Facists" or "Regressives".

They have twisted the language so that black is white and up is down.

Let´s beat them at their own game

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/7/2013 12:13:10 PM     (No. 9163771)

Bravo, Alicia. Your columns are always full of common sense, something which seems to be in short supply these days.

Leftists/liberals always act on feelings. Facts don´t matter much to them.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/7/2013 12:13:17 PM     (No. 9163772)

I´m with #17. "Caring" trumps all, even reality, because when the inevitable bad consequences follow ´progressive´ socialist policies it just gives them more to "care" about. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, on the societal as well as the personal level.

I´ve played #30´s "Is It Fair" game for taxes, "Is it fair that the government take 60% of a person´s earnings?" Stopped my lib neighbor in her tracks. She has never mentioned taxes again, but continues to repeat whatever is said on CNN regarding any issue.

#32 is also correct, "if you lack information, its because you don´t want it." However, people like this want the appearance of being informed so they cover their willful ignorance with, "I care about [fill in the blank]." (See #17.) I also agree with using humor, but my current genre of choice is sarcasm and ridicule.

All this coupled with the long-standing Republican penchant for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, and conservatives have no political solutions. Republican and conservative are not synonymous. It seems the tide of history as turned against reason and I feel like a Roman citizen in the 4th century AD. The best we can do is protect and preserve whatever shards of civilization we can as individuals so that others will be able to rebuild after the inevitable collapse.

Who is John Galt? What difference, at this point, does it make?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/7/2013 12:37:10 PM     (No. 9163830)

Great column again by Alicia, thank you OP.

#32, I think the panelist asked RR about the age issue. That´s when Ronnie hit it
out of the park, while Mondale laughed.
Mondale couldn´t bring it up himself.

Nothing wrong with the phrase "LoFo Vo"...

The other day I worked out this explanation...
LoFo MoFo´s Vo Fo MoBro;
GOP No-Sho´s Go Lo...
or something akin to it, to explain the 2012 results.

The pendulum will be swinging the other way soon, and with a vengeance.
With the 2014 kick-in of hated Obamacare and a rotten economy, the
Wannabe Kommie Dicktater´s days are numbered. He´s a Blame Duck after the 2014 midterms. We can muddle through this and undo at least some of the damage later.

Keep in mind Reagan´s optimism, which was even more key than his humor.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: sherlock1, 2/7/2013 12:50:02 PM     (No. 9163884)

The Democrats have found the perfect tool to stoke the emotions of low-information voters, and to addict even more of them to the self-serving pleasures of "caring" versus thinking: the mainstream media.

The self-prostitution of the institutions and profession of journalism is one of the greatest tragedies to befall this country. Our only hope is to destroy this cancer by voting with our wallets, and starving it of revenue.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: weejun, 2/7/2013 2:28:04 PM     (No. 9164079)

I hope you are right, #44. Unfortunately, the US´ demographic trends, combined with a dumbed down education system and a "sold my soul" to liberalism media argue against your outcome. I´m afraid citizens who believe in conservatism, personal responsibility, and individualism are fast becoming a minority in this society.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/7/2013 4:33:19 PM     (No. 9164340)

#46, that is what the left WANTS you to believe. Remember, the left knows that perception is everything in the game of politics and persuasion-- But we need to remember that Perception does NOT equal Reality.

The truth is that most of the left are the truly "cold-hearted" in that they really do not care about anyone but themselves. They do not care that they keep the poor and a majority of the people of color in perpetual poverty and dependence. They don´t care about animals--look at their new campaign against cats or their pushing all these inefficient and expensive windfarms that kill more birds and bats than any predator! They don´t care about anything but what they want. That is, controlling other people´s lives and amassing power and wealth for themselves at the expense of everyone else. That is the truth.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/7/2013 4:40:57 PM     (No. 9164352)

"I" before "E", except after "see"!

Intellect before Emotion, except for those who just react to what they see...

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Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Sorry, Rev, but Christianity isn´t
just about being nice to people
Telegraph U.K., by Tim Stanley    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 7:48:54 AM     Post Reply
Here’s a thought for the day: Most people are “nice”, but Christians should be nice with a purpose. I am not a fan of the sitcom Rev, which depicts a vicar trying to be kind to his parishioners – with hilarious consequences. His congregation is small, full of delinquents, and the eponymous clergymen is often driven to drink by their unholy antics. Justin Welby disagrees with the show’s depiction of Anglican life because he notes that many churches are growing. The Rev’s, by contrast, conforms to a self-lacerating vision of Christianity as nice but niche. But self-laceration is the stock-in-trade of the

Louisiana GOP: Mary Landrieu ad fakery
sign of deeper problem with campaign
Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 7:35:16 AM     Post Reply
Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, in a neck-and-neck race for re-election, is taking a lot of criticism over a new ad -- her first this season -- depicting herself taking on "Washington" to protect the interests of Louisiana´s oil and gas industry. What Landrieu did to invite the ridicule was to re-create for her ad producers her own performance in a Senate hearing -- complete with set, supporting cast, fake nameplate, and even phony news chyrons -- to show her standing up for her state. The unspoken message of the ad -- something Landrieu could never say directly -- is that

Hillary Clinton’s Legacy Issue
Accuracy In Media, by Roger Aronoff    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 7:30:35 AM     Post Reply
When recently asked what she was most proud of from her time as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton replied that the office was like a “relay race.” “When you run the best race you can run, you hand off the baton,” she said. Mrs. Clinton was unable to cite any specific achievement, though she did make the rather dubious claim that “I think we really restored American leadership in the best sense.” Even some of her most ardent admirers couldn’t figure out a good answer to the question about her greatest achievement, during a discussion on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” As Ed



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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
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