In one of his more disgraceful outbursts, John McCain recently blasted Ted Cruz (snip) Maybe I am misreading McCain´s response to Cruz, but I infer that the implication here is: we are all slaves by nature and must submit to whichever coterie has attained power over the ever-growing and self-enriching amoeba of Washington, D.C. I felt hurt. Then I felt angry. Then I wondered if there is some deeper metaphysics to what McCain said. Is he perhaps striking at some eternal wisdom about the human condition -- resistance is futile? Or is John McCain just very old?
Took a while to get to the point of the sermon, however, pretty good. Who cares what the establishemtn thinks when they are consistently wrong ( if not corrupt).
fta: The camp lesson is simple: when the other side is strong, don´t fight them on their terms. Fight on the terms that you know and control better than they do. Turn your weakness into a plus.
Conservatives will not gain anything by strategizing about how to succeed within standard congressional procedure. Pull the plug. Change the game. Take away the "power" that the other side feeds on -- in Susy´s case, light; in our case, respect for conventional opinion. Be unconventional.
FTA:"Liberals say Republicans are "holding America hostage" by opposing the Affordable Care Act, but the fact that they control the House is due to the fact that the American people revolted against said law in 2010 and sent a Republican majority to the House. They wouldn´t be doing their job if they didn´t resist the implementation of this monstrosity."
But it gets better, read for yourself. Another champion for our cause, and I´m sure many of you were surprised that he´s doing it in eight inch heals!
"They wouldn´t be doing their job if they didn´t resist the implementation of this monstrosity"----well put; however, yesterday there were 27 senate republicans that didn´t do their jobs. Now we can only hope that the House will remain resolute and refuse to fund this monstrosity.
I read the whole piece. This guy can write, and he writes some powerful stuff. I am still not sure why he felt the need to drag me through his whole gay experience, but whatever...
His allusion to the Borg statement "resistance is futile" really sums up our situation today and how the McCains of the world think.
But it got me thinking about a non-Hollywood metaphor for Ted Cruz which I am surprised that I haven´t yet seen or thought of myself. Ted Cruz is the Chinese student who jumped in front of the tanks in Tiananmen Square. Clearly, that Chinese guy was no match for the power of those tanks and he would have to be a fool to stand up to them. But he jumped in front of them and risked it all to stop them, and a nation was awakened to what a brave man can do. And when the tanks wouldn´t turn, he jumped in front of them again. No, he couldn´t stop the tanks himself, but the image started things in motion that couldn´t be stopped.
Forgive me if I fail to grasp the whole gay riff in this piece. It was utterly unecessary to the point of the column and in fact makes the writer seem like he´s got a "gay thing" just like many black people have a "black thing" they just MUST inject into every conversation.
That said, this column´s point is a good one for Republicans: change the paradigm.
The camp lesson is simple: when the other side is strong, don´t fight them on their terms. Fight on the terms that you know and control better than they do. Turn your weakness into a plus.
...which is what Cruz & Co. are doing. They set an example. Whether it shoots some adrenalin into the GOP remains to be seen, but it´s something, which is better than the nothing we´ve been getting.
All things considered, this isn´t one of American Thinker´s best articles.
John McCain is an old man trying to stay relevant. The more he struggles, the worse he looks.He needs to go home and try to live with the rules he helped make. Oh, silly me, I forget he is like John Kerry; he married big money and doesn´t have to live like the rest of us.
John McCain has probably kept his wounds festering all the while blaming America for his imprisonment. He was broken, no matter what denials have come forth over the decades. In his sick mind, it is "pay back" time. Sorry I had to say it, but he once served America, then was released from the military and since that time has NOT served the People. It is what it is. His commie captors infiltrated his thought process.
#11, John McPain needs to be tried for treason to the United States of America and its Constitution together with many others, convicted and sent to Leavenworth. Arizona, do your duty and get rid of him.
I used to give John McCain the benefit of the doubt, but after putting O´Bagy on his payroll he has now put his personal stamp of approval on lying, egg-sucking dog, liberal tactics which makes him no better. I no longer care what he´s done in his past now that I know where exactly he stands today.
FTA: Ted Cruz has drawn liberals into a rhetorical battlefield that they aren´t equipped to deal with, because they´ve made all of their surroundings safe by co-opting or intimidating anybody who has a counter-argument. Just by wandering off the acceptable scripts, Cruz changed the game.
Ted Cruz is equipped with knowledge and understanding of our Founding Documents, ´the faith of our fathers´, and the same kind of courage. He has shown that he will not be intimidated and he will not cower from speaking truth and reason to their lies, deceptions and unreasonableness.
One of the things that sets Americans apart is the drive for success.
George Washington had that drive. He had all kinds of obstacles before him: financial problems, weather, lack of support from the government, lack of food, clothing, men and yet the drive for success was unshakable.
Just because it is said it can´t be done doesn´t mean it can´t be done. I give Cruz a world of credit as he stood before all men and made the case for the informed, insulted Americans who have fought, are fighting, for this country and all the families who have sent their loved ones, their cherished ones into service all across this globe for the continuation of freedom.
#17 is so right. If George Washington had fought the British on their terms, he would have lost overwhelmingly. The republican leadership needs to show they can accomplish something now or there will be no reason to vote for them in 2014. McConnell has more in common with McClellan than Washington. McConnell would never consider unplugging the frige, he would assign a page to see if the frige light was EPA compliant.
ObamaCare has as its modus operandi a focus on medical management by already beleaguered primary care physicians and para-health professionals, at the expense of medical and surgical specialists. The law´s administrators hope to control costs by cutting already bare-bones specialty physician payments, limiting medical technology and access to imaging, and instituting de facto health care rationing. Medicine has been increasingly high-tech and more specialist-oriented, resulting in better, albeit more expensive, care. To cut expenses, ObamaCare is naïvely turning to an outmoded model of health care delivery -- one that has been shown to have comparatively poor patient outcomes.
One of the most startling revelations of late was that Congress has not seen the videos made by the Predator/Reaper remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) that were flying during that event we now call Benghazigate. This detail is one of many arising from the recent classified hearings held by the House Intelligence Committee in which five eye-witnesses to the event gave testimony for the first time (snip) The key point of the revelation is that not just that audio and video tapes of those events exist; that audio and video record was available to multiple command centers, commanders, and decision makers in
It isn´t my intention to compare and contrast the performances of Julie Andrews and Carrie Underwood, both of whom sang the lead role of Maria in The Sound of Music. (snip) The Sound of Music reveals the culture shock that typified the sixties. During that time there was a titanic wrestling match between traditional America and radical America. For the time being, it appears the radical version of our country has prevailed. I watched both the staged and on-screen versions. I honestly felt I may as well have been watching a musical about medieval England. The story seemed as far removed
The political collapse of Barack Obama continues apace, with his own allies in the Democratic Party starting to give up on him. Now comes news that Obamacare supporters outside the party have decided to take matters in their own hands, rather than rely on the White House to sell Obamacare. Noam N. Levey and Kathleen Hennessey of the Los Angeles Times report: As supporters of the Affordable Care Act brace for new headaches next year, many have concluded they cannot count on the Obama administration, whose efforts to explain and promote the law are increasingly viewed as poorly planned, unreliable and
The old media won´t tell you so, but President Obama is facing a revolt from within his own political party. It was bound to happen once the dimensions of the ObamaCare disaster started to become obvious. Yesterday, I pointed out that Charles Rangel is an early indicator of the discontent bubbling beneath the surface, and that he is freer to speak than non-black Democrats. But today we have another leading indicator. (snip)Rosslyn Smith points out: "If Obama has lost Gergen, he´s lost the entire DC establishment. Gergen is almost the perfect indicator of the conventional wisdom inside the beltway.
MSNBC is the gift that keeps on giving, serving up propaganda intended to benefit the far left, but which in its absurdity repels people grounded in reality. Now, one of its hosts, Melissa Harris-Perry, already familiar to AT readers for her theater of the absurd political performance art, has played a race card so bizarre that it self-discredits. (snip) "I want to talk today about a controversial word. It´s a word that has been with us for years. And like it or not, it´s indelibly printed in the pages of American history. A word that was originally intended as a
Like communism, the collapse of the Obama Administration agenda is inevitable, not solely as a result of its many flawed policies, but because it lacks an ethical dimension in regard to individual rights, justifiable criteria for its use of state coercion and, in particular, a respect for the truth. Stated simply, Obama lies because the true objectives of his fundamental transformation of the United States are incompatible with American democracy and tradition. (snip) The arrogance and mendacity of the Obama White House is directly proportional to misplaced political loyalty and a submissive and willfully blind press.
By now, the news has spread online of the IRS audit notices sent to two Obamacare whistleblowers. On November 25th, cancer victim Bill Elliott and C. Steven Tucker were informed of the ordeal each was to face. Elliott has been waging a pitched battle with cancer. Tucker is the insurance agent and healthcare freedom activist who informed him that the canceling of his insurance, wrought by the Obama administration for the sake pushing citizens into Obamacare, was illegal. Tucker reached out immediately after Elliott appeared on Fox News´ The Kelly File, Nov. 7th, and Elliott´s insurance was hastily reinstated.
I claim no special insider knowledge of the Democratic Party´s inner workings, but still I am rather certain that discontent with President Obama is bubbling beneath the veneer of public unity behind the Nation´s First Black President. (snip) They´re two of the most powerful African-American politicians in the land. And by most accounts, President Obama and Rep. Charles Rangel hate each other. The most recently revealed salvo in their war of words - Obama´s assertion that Rangel is a "hack," according to the political tome "Double Down" - is just one element of a long-dysfunctional relationship.
Well, well, well. It´s always a glorious day in a socialist paradise when the lefties show their tyrannical hand and try to suppress speech. They want Americans to have accessibility to healthcare, but not to any information about the insurance they are forcing millions to purchase. In order to arm Californians with accurate information about the California Healthcare Exchange, the California Republican Assembly launched a website this past August called CoveringHealthcareCA.com -- clearly setting forth what you have to do, the date by which you have to do it and the consequences if you don´t.
The GOP establishment is loath to admit it, but the government shutdown is turning out to be a brilliant political chess move on the part of Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. The Obamacare disaster, fully predictable by anyone who understands the effect of incentives and the fundamental incompetence of academic theorists and left wing ideologues, has made the go-for-broke attempt to stop it an obvious profile in courage. (snip) The budget and debt limit fights lie ahead. Cruz and Lee have laid out the path for us. The GOP can now say that that because the Democrats have shown
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A “presidential selfie” featuring President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service began making the rounds this morning, but it’s the person not included in the frame who caught everyone’s attention: As anyone with two eyes and a Twitter account has noticed, Michelle Obama does not appear amused. Of course, though a picture says a thousand words, not all of those words are necessarily true. FLOTUS might not have even known the photo was taking place. Or she could disapprove of funeral selfies. Either way.
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Looks like this president can’t get away with flirting in front of his wife… It appears that first lady Michelle Obama was none too pleased with the way that President Barack Obama was acting toward Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela, and before too long, they switched seats. This lmao! Michelle Obama vs Prime Minister of Denmark at Mandela´s ceremony. pic.twitter.com/Rq4uF9fTaZ — Stun (@TheBlogPirate) December 10, 2013
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