Raging Right Wing Republican

For those of us who are politically informed, and therefore Republican.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Wright: I served, Cheney didn't!

Wright declared this when being accused of anti-Americanism. Yes, a man with absolute moral authority who is now impervious to criticism because of service, who joins these revered halls with:
  • Lee Harvey Oswald.  A marine who showed the country what one man with a rifle can do.
  • Timothy McVeigh: his "blow them all up" strategy is still legendary in all branches of the service.
  • Benedict Arnold.  His love for America was so great that it caused him to betray it to the British.
It's only a matter of time until some liberal proposes carving these four on some hunk of granite somewhere.

Obama: after knowing Rev. Wright for 20 years, I'm shocked to learn his views

So, what he's saying is that he's either a liar or an idiot. Somehow I doubt he sat there for 20 years while this guy raved and hadn't heard anything.

Wright praised black supremacist Louis Farrakhan. Then he was quoted as saying, "I do not in any way disagree with James Cone. Jim is a personal friend of mine."

Who's James Cone? Why, a black liberation "theologist," of course, one whose teachings Wright buys into and spreads to his flock at his Church, with Obama nodding at the pews. Cone:
Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community . . . Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love.
And Obama sat in this guy's church for 20 years and heard none of this.



Wednesday, April 23, 2008

New McCain campaign slogan

Finally, one I can support.

Night falls: Hillary sweeps Pennsylvania

A drop of humanity for a sea of power.

Rebuking Obama, bitter racists from all across the great white state of Pennsylvania flooded the polls to carry Hillary to a crushing victory. Now who's bitter?

Hillary is like some sort of evil, dark force that can't be killed. No matter how many times she's struck down, like the Black Knight, she just gets up again for the next round.

Of course, Obama's supporters insist that she should drop out because she can't win enough delegates to win the nomination. Newsflash: neither can Obama!

If Obama has it all wrapped up, why hasn't he put Hillary away yet? She was trailing him by ten points going into the election. He outspent her 3-to-1. Instead of closing the deal, he told rural folks that they cling to God and guns because they're bitter and they responded by clinging bitterly to Hillary. He lost it.

No matter who wins, Obama or Hillary, the election will be decided not by voters, but by party officials who will hand the nomination to their choice.

Which makes the real winner McCain.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Historians invent time machine

Apparently 98% of historians know something we don't and have declared President Bush's presidency a failure. The thrust of their assessment hinges on Iraq. Now, if I didn't know better, I'd say that the conflict in Iraq is not finished yet, so it can't possible be history, can it? Did they suddenly develop the ability to see into the future?

Historians, as historians, can only account for what has already happened. The story of Iraq has not even finished being written. When they talk about the merits of the future they cease acting as historians and their opinions have no more weight than anybody else's. It will be a long time before we will be able to look back on the Bush presidency and fully account for all it has affected.

Artiste defends the indefensible

It looks like the case on that wonderful girl's art isn't closed after all. The "work" she did over a mound of dead children is an issue again.

Yale said it was a hoax. But as a university seeking to preserve its reputation they have an incentive to, shall we say, be reticent with the truth. After all, if some corporation had been caught in a scandal, would we simply take them at their word that nothing is wrong, and say "that's that"?

The student who "artificially inseminated" (what?) herself sticks by the story. All she concedes is that there's no way of knowing how many babies she killed, only that she impregnated herself incessantly over a nine month period and took abortive drugs at the end of each cycle. She even saved physical evidence and video taped herself.

How artistic.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Democrat's Iraq strategy

Yale student impregnates herself to create miscarriages — for art

It's hard to believe it's real. The Communists of the 30's and 40's decreed that "art is a weapon," bludgeoning any dissenting artist that dared declare the heresy "art for art's sake." This view of "art" as a tool to assault morality and cultural norms eventually became taken up as the liberal cause du jour.

A female undergraduate from Yale University has taken that mantra taken farther than ever before.
"Beginning next Tuesday, [art major Aliza] Shvarts will be displaying her senior art project, a documentation of a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself 'as often as possible' while periodically taking abortifacient drugs to induce miscarriages. Her exhibition will feature video recordings of these forced miscarriages as well as preserved collections of the blood from the process."
Notes Tom Piatak: "Although Ms. Shvarts' view of art would have puzzled such as Michelangelo and Raphael, her thoughts are in line with those who defended taxpayer funding of such stellar examples of contemporary 'art' as 'Piss Christ' and the photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe."

Romney: Top 10 reasons I dropped out

He could've been a contender.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Mark Steyn on Obama

National Review: "I had a ton of fun covering Kerry's awkwardness with Americans but, in fairness, it was essentially a consumerist snobbery: he preferred the Newburgh Yacht Club for lunch over the local Wendy's, he'd rather be windsurfing off Nantucket than rednecking at Nascar, etc. Obama's snobbery seems more culturally profound, and unlike Kerry he can't plead the crippling disadvantage of a priviliged childhood. Rather, Barack's condescension reveals a man out of touch with the rhythms of American life to a degree that's hard to fathom."

Musings on Obama's redneck rampage

Thoughts to share...

  • How can Obama even think about condemning people who "get bitter," "cling to religion," and have "antipathy for people who aren't like them," when all three have been on full display in the church that he's been attending for the last 20 years?

  • Isn't it great how he tries to sell himself as the "common man" while at the same time being the most removed from everyday Americans? His life experience is as diametrically opposed to that of ordinary people as you can get.

  • The best part about Obama's slip is that, for him, and liberals in general, he didn't think he was saying anything particularly controversial. Tucked away safely in San Francisco, he thought he could speak frankly. Liberals always believe that conservatives and other "unenlightened" types are just dumb racists who suffer from Marx's "false consciousness," using the anesthetics of religion and culture to numb themselves to their reality. Obama's only mistake, from his view, was simply saying so where microphones were nearby.

  • Speaking of it being a mainstream belief, liberal supporters have Obama have begun the old two-step defense that always gets trotted out whenever any liberal inadvertently tells the truth about his beliefs. When Kerry made his "dumb people go to Iraq" comment and started that fiasco, liberals scoffed. "He would never say anything so heinous," they said, "but what he said is true." So he never said it, but also, there was nothing wrong with what he said. It's just common sense; anyone who's not a rube can see that. And so we have the same playbook busted open for Obama.

  • This is funny.

  • I was watching CNN, and they were working their fingers to the bone trying to spin this as simply being about "bitterness," and how "anybody could see" that they're bitter. It's so simple!

  • Hillary believes that slips like this are proof that nominating Obama is going to result in a landslide victory for McCain. She's on a quest to save the Democrats from themselves. As long as they keep fighting, that's fine. More blood for the war machine!

  • The fact that Obama even thought going to San Francisco was a good idea says something. Not to mention that he then denounced the rest of America from it.

  • This is why liberals never get anywhere on talk radio. On talk radio, you have to say what you believe, but liberals who simply say what they believe sound fascist and condescending. Instead of just calling people stupid and saying they're better than them, they have to dress it up with fancy words to hide behind.

Champagne socialist

The mask slips: Obama's liberal elitist revealed

Obama pretty much just told all of Pennsylvania that they're a bunch of racist idiots. I like the new strategy. Vote for me, you inbred hicks!
You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them... And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.

And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
Oops, sorry... I just dragged my knuckles on the floor again! HooWHEE! Hey, y'all, let's all go holla at our preacha 'bout Jeeesus then go drink sum beer 'n shoot sum guns! Goshdarnit, I'm just bitter! We all here in Penns'lvania are just hangin' round waitin' fer tha 'telligent folk in DC ta tell us what fer cause we cain't figur all that ther stuff bout politix and such on our own selves... WhooPEE!

...Sorry. Sometimes, I just... lose control.

Obama's committed the classical political gaffe: saying what he actually believes. In a rare unscripted moment, his mouth got away from his brain and he let out this little gem. We've all done it before; sometimes it results in a mere slip of the tongue, and other times it reveals a belief that we wouldn't want others to have known.

He barely stopped himself from saying, "religion is the opiate of the masses." Apparently people who actually have a religion are just clinging to it because, well, it sucks to be them, not because they believe it's actually, you know, true. He lumps in gun rights, antipathy towards illegal immigration and globalization as evidence of bitterness and a product of poor living rather than as actual positions that could have merit. Gun rights? Psh! Obviously these people must have some problems.

Hilariously enough, he condemns people for having doubts about globalization while being the candidate to go after NAFTA the most.

With his angry wife, racist Church and liberal elitist attitude, he's done what used to be considered impossible and made John Kerry actually look good in comparison. Kerry was a rich buffoon who was out of touch with America; but compared to Obama he seems clueless by comparison. Obama is an anger-filled race-baiting liberal who hates his country.

The circle is complete: Hillary newest member of Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

Apparently Hillary is now the arm of the Republican Party.

It's true. We couldn't keep it secret forever. She's one of ours now.

She was sent in as a sleeper agent. Codename: Cackle.

Rush, you magnificent bastard.

Obama: Bush stole the election from Gore

You'd think they'd get over it at some point, especially considering the person who tried to bend the rules was Gore, not Bush, unless meeting election deadlines is cheating now.

Quiz: Jesus or Obama?

Can you tell them apart? One is the world's savior and the incarnation of the Lord, and the other was a Jewish carpenter.

Liberal dream comes true: bill introduced allowing liberals to pay more in taxes

At long last, their nights of feverish insomnia, so consumed were they by their concern for a lack of government revenue, are over.

Of course, if they cared so much about higher taxes, they could have just given the government more all along; the IRS doesn't care if you sneak them an extra ten grand. Oddly enough, most liberals, despite their talk about citizens "doing their part," still manage to abide by the same tax reducing behavior as other folk.

But now all that is at an end: thanks to the Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is bill, our generous liberal friends will have no trouble granting the state that additional 10% tithe that they've always longed to pay but just couldn't figure out which box to enter all that extra money they have laying around into.

After all, if they think it's so important that we pay higher taxes, surely they can show its worth by leading through example?

Two Americas

Greenpeace founder betrays Gaia

In which Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Greenpeace and its leader for 15 years, condemns the monster his movement has become.
That's why I left Greenpeace: I could see that my fellow directors, none of whom had any science education, were starting to deal with issues around chemicals and biology and genetics, which they had no formal training in, and they were taking the organization into what I call "pop environmentalism," which uses sensationalism, misinformation, fear tactics, etc., to deal with people on an emotional level rather than an intellectual level.
And so Mr. Moore, has taken his first step... into a larger world.

It's hard to read that and not think of Al Gore, isn't it?

This is pretty much all of the current environmental "problems": peak oil, population explosion, global warming, and so on, are all based on sensationalism and emotions, not actual facts.

Most of the liberal movements were not so radical in the beginning: feminists simply wanted women to have the right to vote; black activists wanted to end slavery, and later Jim Crow; environmentalists wanted our air to be breathable and our water to be clean. They were common sense movements that drew on the entire range of the American public.

But, as happens to every movement, the mainstream leaves as the goals have been achieved, leaving behind the radicals who are never satisfied in charge.

Even NPR notices Obama breaking word on taking money from corporate special interests, despite his claims

But boy, he sure does take money from people who work for oil companies. A lot of money. . . .

. . .[T]wo of Obama’s fundraisers are oil company executives: Robert Cavnar, the chairman and chief executive of Houston-based Mission Resources Corp., and George Kaiser, the president and CEO of Tulsa-based Kaiser-Francis Oil Co.
He just took $125,000 from Abramoff's old firm, too.

A presidential candidate is making claims in blatant contradiction with the truth. Why isn't the media covering it?

But when he touches dirty oil-soaked dollars, they become magically clean.

Saudi cleric on why he, yes, hates our freedoms

Just as that dumb President of ours once dared to suggest:
The problem is that they want to open a debate on whether Islam is true or not, and on whether Judaism and Christianity are false or not. In other words, they want to open up everything for debate. Now they want to open up all issues for debate. That's it. It begins with freedom of thought, it continues with freedom of speech, and it ends up with freedom of belief. So where's the conspiracy? They say: Let’s have freedom of thought in Islam... They say: I think, therefore I want to express my thoughts. I want to express myself, I want to talk and say, for example, that there are loopholes in Islam, or that Christianity is the truth. Then they will talk about freedom of belief, and say that anyone is entitled to believe in whatever he wants... If you want to become an apostate – go ahead. Fancy Buddhism? Leave Islam, and join Buddhism. No problem. That's what freedom of belief is all about. They want freedom of everything. What they want is very dangerous.
IrishSpy quips: "Among other gems of enlightened Islamic wisdom, you'll discover that, if you don't want to stone adulterers to death, you're the barbarian."

These people don't see freedom as a political system; they see it as atheism. There is no separation of church and state.

After all, if God has given you the perfect Book, and within those pages are already written the divinely sanctioned way to run society, who are you to try and do what you want?

A democracy thus becomes a society's way of telling God that they know what's right better than He does. It's idolatry; the worship of self instead of the worship of God.

So how do you compromise or live with God forsaken evil? You can't.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

McCain to Obama: I know you won't break your word on public financing; Obama to McCain: that depends on what "break" means

Obama, running on the promise of a "new politics" removing the influence of corporate interests from politics, promised that he'd sign up for public funding, meaning he would abstain from using private donations and run on a set amount the government provides. McCain, the architect of campaign finance reform, said he'd do it too.

But now that Obama's rolling in dough from his fundraising, he's basically coming out to say that his promise meant nothing. So much for the new politics!

Now he says that we've created an "parallel public financing system" via the internet, that achieves the spirit of public funding through a different means. Of course, by "parallel public financing system" he really just means... private financing.

If that's "public financing" then every candidate that has ever run for President has been breaking new ground in using a "parallel public financing system" too.

Just words, Senator? I thought words mattered.

Obama: companies "tricked" families into homes they couldn't afford

Apparently it's the company's fault when somebody messes up, instead of it being the responsibility of the customer to find a good deal.

Nobody put a gun to their heads and made them sign the contracts. Now we have to bail out the people who overextended themselves financially?

These people who were caught in the housing crisis originally managed to make out like bandits by signing their homes to mortgages that were almost completely based on future interest rates. While they may have appeared to be decent at the time, everybody knows that interest rates change, and can change for the worse.

That's the price you pay when you take a deal that involves a large amount of risk in it.

Robert A. Nisbet (1913-1996) on Prejudice

Every person, every custom, every institution, serves some basic need in human life or contributes some indispensable service to the existence of other institutions and customs. Even prejudice, Burke insisted in a striking passage, has, despite the contempt that it arouses in the mind of the rationalist, the indispensable function of holding together the structure of society, of providing a kind of emotional cement for beliefs and habits. There is, in prejudice, an indwelling wisdom that is the product of the centuries and of man's deep needs for security.

(Robert A. Nisbet, "Conservatism and Sociology," The American Journal of Sociology 58 [September 1952]: 167-75, at 170)

Note from mAc: Progressives are rationalists. They view prejudice as a bad thing. Conservatives view it as a good. Keep in mind that we are not using "prejudice" in the same sense as "bigotry," but merely holding a view towards something perhaps from habit or culture, without having wholly examined and studied the topic yourself.

Video: Obama's Jedi mind tricks

This has been making the rounds. Click the image to watch.


Now this is how you run anti-drug ads.

Famous last words: won't bring up McCain's age, says Dean

While bringing up McCain's age, Dean said the Democrats won't be bringing up McCain's age. They're "too ethical for that," he said, also throwing in that they "don't have any Lee Atwaters or Karl Roves" on their side.

After he said they wouldn't bring up McCain's age they asked a pollster for Obama if he agreed with Dean that he wouldn't bring up McCain's age while promising not to because of the party's strict "ethics." He also said the Democrats would not bring up McCain's age.

"I don't think we have to bring up age," said Cornell Belcher, an Obama pollster who collaborated on the D.N.C.'s McCain poll. "I don't think we will."

Hey, did you know McCain is old?

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Obama unconceals gun control position

Gun control has always been a hot button issue here in Pennsylvania, and Obama has just added fuel to the fire by coming out against concealed carry. His complaint essentially boils down to the fear that if people are allowed to carry handguns we will see an outburst of "wild west" style shootouts as short tempers lead to itchy trigger fingers.

We have 39 states that have the right to carry; it has been around for decades. So, where are these massacres we keep hearing about? If these fears even had the slightest basis in reality, we would see the news awash in the blood of gun violence, people randomly shooting each other to settle a scratch on a car or to settle a score.

And yet none of this has happened. What's actually happened has shown us that the advocates for concealed carry were right: "an armed society is a polite society."

What will happen if we disallow people from defending themselves is not that gun violence will go down, but it will go up because the wolves among us will know that the law-abiding have been disarmed, and therefore safe to attack; defenseless sheep waiting to be torn into.

Is Pizza worth a human life?

Apparently it is, according to Pizza Hut, who punished one of their employees for using a gun in self-defense. Their policy is that employees are not allowed to carry guns "because that is the safest for everybody."

This is, of course, false. Since pizza delivery men are often sent into bad neighborhoods, places that nobody would ordinarily go, with big signs that announce to the world that they have money on them, they have a giant bulls-eye on them as targets for robbery. They must be feeling safe already!

Is it unreasonable that these people should be able to defend themselves, if the worst happens? What Pizza Hut is saying is that it is not afraid for their employees' safety, but for the liability that might result if a criminal survives the encounter and sues Pizza Hut.

Instead of seeking to protect their workers, Pizza Hut has gone out of its way to make them defenseless. So in other words, dead employees are better than possible bad publicity.

Monkeying around

Apparently in Obamaland, calling for God to damn America is fine, and believing that the government created AIDs to kill black people is fine, but telling kids to stop climbing up trees like a bunch of monkeys so they don't get hurt is enough to get you ticketed and stripped of your status as a delegate.

To quote the WSJ: "Finally, someone Barack Obama can disown! Let this be a lesson for other Obama delegates: If someone is bothering you, shout at the top of your lungs, "God damn America!" You know Obama will stand by you then."

Rice for VP?

Rumors are swirling that Rice is seeking the VP spot on McCain's ticket. It would inoculate McCain against the inevitable charges of racism and sexism, or so we are told.

That's bunk. What will happen isn't that McCain will be spared charges of bigotry, but that Rice will get tarred and feathered as a "sell out," just like every other minority that showed the foolishness of forsaking their true masters in the Democratic Party, e.g., Colin Powell, Thomas Sowell, Michelle Malkin, Clarence Thomas, Alberto Gonzalez, Ann Coulter, etc., etc.

After all, we shouldn't judge each other by the color of our skin, or sex, except when it's about beliefs that we're supposed to have just because of our skin color or gender.

Furthermore, what McCain needs is somebody to shore up the base, since he already fulfills the job of attracting moderates and liberals. Selecting Rice, who lacks experience and is a mystery belief-wise, isn't going to do that.