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John Boehner calls out Dems on revisionist Iraq history

Excellent video from US Representative John Boehner goes on offense against the Obama Administration ahead of the president’s planned Iraq speech next week. It is beyond reprehensible for any Democrat who appears in this montage to take credit for our success in that effort as the ad clearly illustrates. While our troops were engaged in battle, treacherous politicians like Harry Reid were claiming the war was lost, and virulently opposing the surge.

Allah at Hot Air wonders whether Obama will graciously (and rightfully) credit George W. Bush  (in addition to our stellar men and women in uniform), for the success of this effort. Since we’re talking about a committed leftist with a narcissistic messiah complex, I’m betting no. As the Anchoress once noted of the man America elected to the highest office in the land in 2008, he’s too small.

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What are you doing about the decline?

Via Conservatives For Palin, I discovered this jarring little illustration as to exactly what Fannie/Freddie, TARP #1, and the election of Hope and Change has wrought upon our nation. Big spending RINOs and liberals beware: November is coming!

Part One: We vote in commonsense conservatives to Congress.

Part Two: We hold them accountable for keeping their promises and undoing as much of the damage from the Obama Administration, the Pelosi Congress and the Harry Reid Senate as possible.

On a related note, if you are a registered Republican and Florida resident, get out the vote this Tuesday, August 24. Here are the two candidates I am most excited about supporting in the Primary and the General Election:

Marco Rubio for Senate.

Lt. Col. Allen West for Congress, FL District 22.

And to my friends who send me emails about how the liberals are destroying our country, I have a question: What are you doing about it? Are you sign waving for candidates? Precinct walking? Phone banking? Poll watching?

If you’re not, why not? And if you’re not, please stop complaining. If you’re not part of the solution you are part of the problem.

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We Remember — and We Oppose the Ground Zero Mosque

Keep America Safe.com has just released a new and powerful ad against the building of the Ground Zero Mosque. Please share this with everyone you know, especially those who need reminding of the enemy that still seeks to kill us. Kind of ironic I should return from hanging out at the deli today to find this.

Parroting DNC talking points reflective of his dyed-in-the wool Massachusetts Democrat upbringing, deli owner Ron railed against “Republicans” today for their stance against the mosque, deriding their credentials as defenders of the US Constitution and musing out loud as to their motivations and plans going forward. Uh, Ron, have you seen the latest polls? One party is taking heat for this, but it’s certainly not the GOP.

Apparently, CNN hasn’t clued him in to the fact that Harry Reid has taken the same position, or that Democrats are cratering even further in the polls thanks to Obama’s fecklessness on the issue. Heck, it’s destroying their midterm fortunes so badly, a few lefty journalists are now ironically calling out to W. for help.

It’s also lost on Ron that the majority of New Yorkers and Americans who oppose the building of the mosque at this location understand they have the constitutional right to do it, as these polls from CNN and TPM (hardly hangouts for Republicans and “Right Wing Extremists”) indicate.

I dare  him to watch this video and criticize the sentiments of any of these surviving family members, or condemn them as religious bigots. I realize in Ron’s world, everything boils down to Republicans = Evil, Democrats = Good, but just because you have the right to do something does not deem it the right thing to do. This is a matter of morally right versus morally wrong, and most of the country — regardless of party affiliation — agrees.

Just try to watch this without tearing up — or getting very angry.

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Desperate Dems Sliding Down the Airforce One Chute

Gateway Pundit posts a hilarious ad from the RNC:

Love it!

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The Voices that Definitely Don’t Speak for (most of) Us

Per Ed Morrissey at Hot Air, came across this excellent ad from The Republican Study Committee. I hope this is the first of many invoking our greatest modern president!

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Just in Time for the Midterm Elections

Comes a film whose time has definitely come. Rock on, Tea Party Patriots!

H/T to Facebook friend Dallas Packer.

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Conservatives Channel the Left in Polarizing Palin

Please take a few moments to watch and listen to Mark Levin’s video/monologue on Obamacare.

There’s nothing quite like the fury of a disgruntled conservative with an ax to grind against Sarah Palin. Over at Parcbench, my last post entitled Palin, Haley and the Palmetto State Primary explored the rather distasteful reaction of some conservatives to Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Nikki Haley. Without ever referencing the trend of voters’ rejection of candidates who supported TARP, and the slime-ball tactics employed by the stereotypical good ol’ boys in South Carolina’s GOP establishment — both of which played a significant role in Haley’s impressive double-digit victory over Gresham Barrett — some disgruntled Barrett supporters have ascribed all the blame for their guy’s loss exclusively on Palin.

In doing so, they are simultaneously insulting their fellow Palmetto State residents through the insinuation that they are just a bunch of Palin Kool-Aid drinkers, incapable of making their own decisions at the polling booth. But rather than accept the decision of the majority of the South Carolina Republican Primary voters, these folks have taken an adolescent approach to defeat that would make Saul Alinsky proud.

In a glaring display of sour grapes, they altered the name and purpose of their formerly pro-Palin Facebook  group page, without first alerting group members to the impending change. I know, because I was one of them. This new Facebook group now professes a clearly defined purpose of telling Sarah Palin to stay out of states races — never mind that endorsements have always been a part of the political process — because “she doesn’t have to live with the consequences.” (Needless to say, I deleted myself from membership)

Gee, maybe I should add his endorsement of Bill McCollum to my own list of grievances against Newt Gingrich (behind sitting on the couch with Nancy over “climate change” and throwing his support behind uber-liberal RINO Dede Scozzfava in NY-23). After all, Newt doesn’t live in Florida and thus, won’t have to “live with the consequences” should Bill McCollum prevail. By the way, I haven’t yet made up my mind in that race, but I respect any politician’s right to endorse another. And whoever wins the primary will get my support in November.

But back to the conservative Palin-bashers. As if it wasn’t enough to change the Facebook group, which is of course, their right, they’ve now taken a page out of the left’s playbook by constantly maligning and ridiculing her — using lefty blogs as a resource. Lest anyone think these Facebook friends are posers simply pretending to be conservatives, I can assure you that’s not the case. In many ways however, it’s worse — as ugly as liberals can be, especially toward Sarah Palin and her family, it’s unfortunately something we’ve come to expect. However, when conservatives display the same inability to objectively criticize and disagree without character-assassinating, it gives new meaning to the word distasteful. It also wreaks of immaturity, while also providing plenty of new fodder for the Palin-haters on the left.

For these Palmetto Staters, expressing disappointment, outrage and anger isn’t quite enough. Neither is starting a group page dedicated to barring Palin from making endorsements in state races. No, now they feel compelled to take endless pot-shots at her, using none other than Bill O’Reilly, every conservative’s “favorite” (a term I use loosely) blow-hard. For my take-down of Bill from a few months ago, click here.

The other day, one of them took great pleasure in posting a feature from a blog called The Immoral Minority. As if the name of the site alone isn’t enough to give any conservative serious pause, the blog also refers to Fox News as Faux News and includes on its blog roll such illustrious sites as Progressive Alaska and Palin Baby Gate (sorry, but I refuse to link to either one). The site owner, the self-described “middle-aged blogger in Alaska who questions everything”, also follows “renowned” members of the blogosphere like Shannyn Moore.

Hey is it just me, or does anyone else get the distinct impression The Immoral Minority doesn’t much care for conservatives or their “antiquated” values, much less Sarah Palin?

And yet, the anti-Haley crowd proudly posted on Facebook a link from this site describing Sarah Palin’s appearance on The Factor last Friday, during which (surprise!) Bill constantly interrupted her and refused to allow her to clearly articulate her position on immigration. While it’s no shock that The Immoral Minority blog would suddenly find new respect for Bill O’Reilly (someone they view as an “evil” conservative), and mock Palin’s understandable expressions of frustration at not being able to get a word in edgewise, what is rather astounding is that Blow-hard Bill has apparently garnered a whole new level of respect among the Gresham Barrett faithful. These folks gleefully parroted the blog’s schaudenfraude at Palin’s inability to make her point, thanks to Bill’s boorish behavior. Apparently in the minds of some on the right, extreme rudeness is now acceptable — at least when Sarah Palin is the interviewee.

As I noted in my Parcbench article, Palin’s detractors on both the left and right are thoroughly incapable of constructive, even impassioned criticism. They cannot simply state their case, they have to attack her character. They’re also compelled to dismiss every impressive accomplishment on her resume in their zeal to accuse her of not really being a conservative.

And while I certainly believe that no politician is above criticism (and have, in fact, questioned some of Sarah’s endorsements), I am also more than a little nonplussed at my fellow conservatives for losing sight of the big picture.

What if John McCain had never selected Palin as his running mate? Who would be leading the charge against the radical Obama administration? It scares me to death to even contemplate that possibility.

If that sounds a little dramatic, you’ll have to forgive me. I am having a tough time envisioning milquetoast Tim Pawlenty redefining the healthcare debate with a keyboard, a Facebook membership and one simple phrase, death panel. Would Mitt “Romneycare” Romney have the guts to do it? How about pro-life statist Mike Huckabee?

Nah, didn’t think so. In fact, I haven’t seen much in the way of principled, outspoken opposition to Obama’s agenda from most of the prominent GOP boys. Oh sure, they eventually get around to it — usually after Sarah Palin has already blazed the trail.

Ever since stepping down as Governor of Alaska (and conservatives, please don’t pretend you don’t know about the concerted effort to destroy her that led to that decision), Sarah Palin has been a courageous, desperately needed voice on the national stage. As McCain once famously said, “She stands up for what’s right and doesn’t let anyone tell her to sit down”.

Is Palin a fallible human being? Absolutely. Does she merit criticism on occasion? By all means.

But at the same time, let’s not forget or diminish her invaluable contributions to the Tea Party Movement, the conservative revival, and the necessary articulation of the radicalism of this administration. Unlike the go-along-to-get-along crowd, Palin has no qualms about putting the messiah in his place and exposing him for the fraud he is. With our country on the brink of disaster, we need her voice now more than ever, and I for one, thank God she has a national stage on which to make a potentially earth-shattering difference, come November, 2010.

Anyone who claims to cherish the ideals of the Founding Fathers and the United States of America would do well to remember that.

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