Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday he sees parallels between today's tea party and his own campaign for the White House in 1976. But he doesn't think the movement will be much of a factor beyond this fall's elections.
The Georgia Democrat told The Associated Press he rode a wave of voter discontent to the presidency on the heels of the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal that felled President Richard Nixon, much like tea party conservatives are now earning support by voicing anger at the nation's economic woes.
Check out the rest at Breitbart.
Seriously though, I think he might actually have a legitimate point, because I see the parallels too...
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I know this has been passed around quite a bit already, but if you haven't seen this you're in for a special treat.
Well how 'bout that?
Ann Coulter put forth a "theory" on Obama's religious beliefs that I've held for sometime myself, that he is in fact probably either agnostic, or (as Ann has put it) is just flat out atheist.
America's problems aren't political, they are religious. The downward spiral of our gradually becoming more liberal on social issues is the symptom of that. I know there are a lot of conservatives who would disagree (much less liberals), but even David Patterson could see the direct correlation between our gradual turning from God, or at the very least His principles, and the growing violence in American society being coupled with our tolerance for the destructive social forces that cause it.
That's why its ridiculous to debate the politics of items such as gay marriage, and why even though I have a very concrete position on that issue I tend to stay out of it. If someone doesn't see the moral delinquency of same sex relationships you can't merely argue it out of them.
Only Christ can change their hearts on such matters.
His choice to selectively leave The Creator out of his quoting the Declaration of Independence was extremely intentional, I just wish I knew exactly what his intention was. Either it's to lead America out of what he perceives to be the crutch of Christianity, or maybe for him acknowledging God makes him more uncomfortable than Barney Frank taking his turn at "spin the bottle" in a sorority house.
In the end I don't care what it is, I've opposed his presidency since August 3, 1961, so its not like I need yet one more reason to throw him out on his ass two years from now...Add a comment
If you haven't heard the latest item dredged up from Christine O'Donnell's past here it is.
Note to self: Don't reveal youthful indiscretions to an unfunny liberal douche-bag in front of TV cameras.
I do a lot of top 10 lists, and this video has me thinking I should do one outlining the reasons I can never run for public office that don't include the things I say on this blog.
Does this clip do anything to prove she even was an avowed witch? I don't know, I'm not prepared to defend her on that count, but it truly does come across to me as someone who was being young, dumb, and wanting to sound cool on a show where she was undoubtedly treated like the nerd in school people only talked to when they wanted her help cheating on a test.
This show was taped on the eve of liberals losing their iron grip on the media, back then conservatives had to get a little Patrick Dempsy circa "Can't Buy Me Love" if they wanted to hang with that Rat Pack (not the cool kind with Frankie and Sammie...Maher and his pals actually are a pack of rats).
What really gets me going on this is the head-spinning hypocrisy on religion from the left. I guess too much of their sanctimonious first amendment energy has been focused on lecturing us about allowing the Ground Zero Mosque, they just don't have anything left to be consistent on this issue.
Speaking of consistency...
Lets assume for a second that she gleefully engaged in Wiccan activities. O'Donnell has long since come to Christianity, and she came to it because she found the emptiness of living, by her own admission, a sexually loose life among other indiscretions.
Amazing Grace is one of the most beautiful and profound songs ever written and it came from a reformed slave trader. Perhaps we should start banning the song from churches....or maybe Bill Maher needs to get a life and we should support O'Donnell's advocacy for what American life should be today.Add a comment
What was volume 1? Check it out here.
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Now everyone's getting in on the act
Not terribly creative, but weak and skinny...I get it
Again, not creative, but I get it
He insists its not plagirized
Getting a little more conceptual...
Now thats a logo!
I’m sure you’ll also notice our new look. Some may think: it’s just a logo—it’s just a brand. Well I don’t believe the Democratic Party is a logo or a brand—we are much more than that. We are Democrats. We create change that matters. Ours is a party of ideas and ideals, of policies and people, history and purpose.
So call it what you will—this new identity for our party captures the spirit that unites us all. Democrats—all of us—are working for the change that matters.
Read the rest of DNC Chairman Tim Kaine's silly blog post here
Look at the responses to this post, they're obviously not all Dems, but more people "like" the comments that criticize than the post itself, and almost none of the comments are supportive.
This is going to go down as one of the biggest strategic blunders in American politics......ever.Add a comment
I'm proud to say I have NEVER been a fan of Karl Rove. I'm sure hes a nice guy, but I think that he thinks politics is all a game...
That's why his ego was competing with his forehead when he trashed Christine O'Donnell for beating Mike Castle for the GOP's senate nomination in Delaware.
If you like Rove go ahead and look up the man's life story. Unless I missed the part where he spent some time mowing lawns as a kid I'm pretty sure Barack Obama has more experience working in the private sector than Rove does if we can prove he's masturbated more.
Rove's entire life has literally been politics. Either he never knew the world outside it or he has completely forgotten. I don't doubt the core of his world view is a conservative one, but for him renewing GOP control of congress means Republicans get to have it all their way in "The Game" again.
For him RINO's can be used to help the ball move forward, which, like communism, is a fine theory in paper and not quite realized in practice.
This isn't about beating Democrats, this is about literally taking the country back from people who are literally trying to transform it into something different. If that means losing a race or two because of principal THIS TIME. I'm willing to take that hit for the longer term vision of working to restore the principals of liberty, self-sufficiency, and "In God We Trust."
We can never make that case if voters don't understand the pain of the leftist alternative, and they sure as hell will NEVER understand that if our messengers are squishes who keep one foot in that pool.
"It does conservatives little good to support candidates who at the end of the day while they may be conservative in their public statements do not event the characteristics of rectitude, truthfulness and sincerity and character that the voters are looking for."
He thinks conservatives don't do themselves any good voting for an O'Donnell over a total RINO like Mike Castle. Where does that argument end? Once Castle gets elected it does us no good to unseat him as an incumbent, so we have to keep him in office now don't we?
The argument now becomes how conservatives don't want to lose the majority, so now we have to perpetually support ideological craters like Mike Castle, whose character hinges on which party strokes his ego the hardest. That's a hole we can never dig ourselves out of. Then the agenda will never move forward because of hacks like Rove convinced us that we need RINO's like him to win.
He thinks this because its conventional wisdom for someone who has spent his life sitting in the side-car of the motorcycle of power for so long he has absolutely no clue what real people, driving in their cars with their windows up and their talk radio blasting, are thinking anymore.
Remember, this guy has been given the legendary status of being George W. Bush's brain. Its no wonder, to me, how that presidency ended up being such an abject failure. Bush's presidency did conservatives little good.
He might disagree, but Barack Obama, and William Ayers, and Karl Marx wouldn't.Add a comment
People ask why would the Democrats want to change their logo when it has been agreed for some time now that it worked way better than what the GOP had going for it. Well I think I figured it out.
Working in marketing as a graphic artist I understand that messaging is extremely important. The vehicle for brand recognition and clarity comes first through an organization's logo...so something really did need to be done, because the Dems were not getting their message across and...
does in fact get the job done much better than....
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The Republican National Committee scoffed at the changes. "There is no surer sign of the Democrats lack of ideas and lack of a coherent message than for the DNC to promise an announcement that would change the election and then unveil a new logo," said spokesman Doug Heye. "Voters care about growing jobs and fixing the economy. The DNC's assumption that anyone outside Washington - or inside Washington, for that matter - cares about a silly logo only demonstrates their political tone deafness. "
Read the rest at Fox News
Honestly I thought this was a quote from the Onion, seriously......but it's not...
Whose idea was this? Obviously Chairman Tim Kaine is an android, because there is no way an actual human being wouldn't die of embarrassment midway through this announcement.
This had to be rushed, a "D" in a circle? How many drafts did they blow through to get to that masterpiece?....They didn't know how easy that would be to re-rebrand?
And my personal favorite...
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