Tribal America… (“… Kirsten Powers argued that Republicans needed to deal with the reality that America is becoming what she called a “brown country.” “)
To an immigrant such as myself (not the undocumented kind, but documented up to the hilt, alas), one of the most striking features of election-night analysis was the lightly worn racial obsession.
Her fellow Democrat Bob Beckelobserved on several occasions that if the share of the “white vote” was held down below 73 percent Romney would lose. In the end, it was 72 percent and he did. Beckel’s assertion — that if you knew the ethnic composition of the electorate you also knew the result — turned out to be correct.
This is what less enlightened societies call tribalism: For example, in the 1980 election leading to Zimbabwe’s independence, Joshua Nkomo’s ZAPU-PF got the votes of the Ndebele people while Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF secured those of the Shona — and, as there were more Shona than Ndebele, Mugabe won. That same year America held an election, and Ronald Reagan won a landslide victory.
Posted on Friday, August 17, 2012 3:32:45 PM by lward99
ran a segment on the military members who are taking action against President Barack Obama and his administration for their deliberate, continuing national-security leaks that are endangering the lives of the military men and women who serve and protect the United States of America. In that segment, liberal smear artist Bob Beckel defended the Obama White House’s intentional release of highly sensitive and highly classified security information:
“This year will go down in history. For the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient and the world will follow our lead into the future.” —Adolf Hitler, 1935
Monday night on Sean Hannity’s “Great American Panel” I had a little tete-a-tete with Fox News contributor and notorious liberal wit Bob Beckel. Our exchange created a bit of a sensation because at one point during it Bob dropped the f-bomb — on air.
But my issue with liberals like Bob isn’t their use of foul language; it’s their imperviousness to facts.The exchange began during a commercial break. When Bob pulled out the “class card,” accusing me of being “well to do” I say “accusing” because to many liberals, economic success is something to be ashamed of, I told him to stick to the issues and to name one of President Obama’s spending programs that actually benefits Americans. “Head Start” was his reply.Head Start is an early childhood development program aimed at low-income children. It, too, is an example of a failed government program.
“You say that Head Start is a failure, you don’t know what the f— you’re talking about,” Beckel barked as the show returned from a commercial break.
The ‘Anti-Spooky Dude’ posse behind a new website called Sorosfiles.com, a project of America’s Survival, Inc. (ASI) has launched the ‘Bring Back Beck’ campaign: “Tell Fox News to stop selling out to Soros.”
The two-man, one-woman posse of Cliff Kincaid, Trevor Loudon and Tina Trent, is staked out on the trail to smoke out the latest swerve to the left by Fox News. This posse is no pussy. Their smoke rings already reached Glenn Beck, who thanked them and Canada Free Press (CFP) for promoting the ‘Bring Back Beck’ campaign in opening remarks on GBTV last night.
No word yet if Fox sniffed the smoke rings.
No problem to Kincaid, Loudon and Trent who know that any good posse only has to wait for the growing “Fox News Family” to come trotting down the trail.
Kincaid, Loudon and Trent are the mainstays of a public policy group dedicated to exposing the role of hedge fund billionaire George Soros in Obama’s radical Transformation of America.
Red diaper babies have been taking over the Fox News nursery since Beck was shown out of Dodge.
“The next night, O’Reilly read a complaint from one of his viewers, Heidi Haverlock of Cleveland, who said: “I thought the joke about whether sharia law would allow the beheading of the Washington Post guy was completely inappropriate.
“O’Reilly replied: “Well, let me break this to you gently, Heidi. If Dana Milbank did in Iran what he does in Washington, he’d be hummus.”O’Reilly’s on-air fantasizing about violent ends for me was precipitated by a column I wrote describing Fox News’s election-night coverage as a victory party for the Republicans.
This didn’t strike me as a terribly controversial point, but it evidently offended O’Reilly. “He said there were no Democrats except for Schoen on,” O’Reilly complained. “It was an outright lie.”That would have been an outright lie, except that I said no such thing. I wrote:
“To be fair and balanced, Fox brought in a nominal Democrat, pollster Doug Schoen. ‘This is a complete repudiation of the Democratic Party,’ he proclaimed.”Though I didn’t claim Schoen was the sole Democrat, in hindsight I should have quoted other putative liberals who appeared on Fox that night – and sounded much like Schoen. There was Bob Beckel, proclaiming: “I feel like the blind guy whose guide dog died” and “I give all the credit to Republicans on this.”
Or Juan Williams on President Obama: “I just don’t think he gets it.”O’Reilly has every right to quarrel with my opinion or question my accuracy. But why resort to intimidation and violent imagery?Let’s drop the thuggish tactics – before more people get hurt.
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