Just how far are the media willing to go to get Barack Obama reelected?
As conservative author Ann Coulter told Fox News’s Sean Hannity Friday evening, “He will have the entire mainstream media bucking for him and they will lie about the economy. ‘Oh, it’s a turnaround, don’t stop him now'” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
ANN COULTER: I mean, Wall Street gave its biggest donation in world history to Obama. Why don’t they protesting Obama? They don’t know what they’re protesting. They’re brainless. They’re brainwashed and yes, there is always the possibility of violence with the mob.
SEAN HANNITY, HOST: All right. Did you ever give Chris Christie his inhaler back?
COULTER: I did because I’m now looking at Romney-Cain.
HANNITY: Wait a minute. Excuse me. His breathalyzer back.
COULTER: That was for non-regular Hannity viewers, they referenced to a mistake made by Obama.
COULTER: And I want you to leave Obama alone, give the poor guy a break. He’s still in grief over the cancellation of the first two weeks of the NBA season. Just back off.
HANNITY: I’m sorry if I’m going after the president. Well, it’s getting cold, he can’t play golf so he must be really upset. All right. But here’s what I want to ask you, very simple. Now, who do you support?
COULTER: Romney-Cain, 2012.
HANNITY: OK. Romney-Cain, not Cain-Romney?
COULTER: Only because Cain has never held elective office before. And I’d really want to defeat Obama. And I think it’s very dangerous around someone who’s never held elective office. But I must say, you and I are just saying before we went on, every one of these candidates, even the nut candidates, are better than John McCain. Forget about how much better they are than Obama, the current occupant of the White House. So, I’d be happy with any of them. I think Romney has been magnificent in these debates. You have to go with what you have.
HANNITY: As bad as Obama’s numbers are, can he make a comeback? In other words, could Republicans get overconfident and say, oh, unemployment is nine percent, he’s in the 30s in terms of his popularity, 50 million Americans in poverty.
COULTER: To some extent. Yes. And you have to remember that he will have the entire mainstream media bucking for him and they will lie about the economy. “Oh, it’s a turnaround, don’t stop him now.” But he doesn’t understands the economy. He’s done exactly the opposite of everything Ronald Reagan did and he’s gotten the opposite results. I mean, you could turn around by becoming the reincarnation of Ronald Reagan. What do you think the odds of him doing that? And by the way, that one could turn the economy because once President Romney and Vice President Cain get into office, it’s going to take 18 months to work through this.
COULTER: And then we are going to bring in Chris Christie as Mariano Rivera, he’s getting closer, eight years out, and he will clean-up anything Romney and Cain left be find.
Elderly patients are being condemned to an early death by hospitals making secret use of “do not resuscitate” orders, an investigation has found.
The orders – which record an advance decision that a patient’s life should not be saved if their heart stops – are routinely being applied without the knowledge of the patient or their relatives.
On one ward, one-third of DNR orders were issued without consultation with the patient or their family, according to the NHS’s own records. At another hospital, junior doctors freely admitted that the forms were filled out by medical teams without the involvement of patients or relatives.
Under medical guidelines, the orders should only be issued after senior staff have discussed the matter with the patient’s family. A form, signed by two doctors, is then placed in the patient’s notes to record what decision was taken.
The findings emerged in spot checks of 100 hospitals undertaken by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), an official watchdog, earlier this year.
A charity for the elderly said the disclosures were evidence of “euthanasia by the backdoor,” with potentially-lethal notices being placed on the files of patients simply because they were old and frail.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk …
Abraham Lincoln rightly denounced the “mobocratic spirit.” James Madison considered it the sa- cred duty of government to protect property rights from the violent whims of the mob: “That is not a just government, nor is property secure under it, where the property which a man has in his personal safety and personal liberty, is violated by arbitrary seizures of one class of citizens for the service of the rest.”
Lincoln and Madison would not have looked kindly upon the pro-redistributionist political street theater under way in urine- and garbage-saturated urban parks across the nation.
In an insult to the intelligence of the American people, the leaders of “Occupy Wall Street” piously claim that their movement is in the best traditions of nonviolent protest.
These class warriors are lying. The whole idea of these mass protests is to provoke the police and cause mass arrests, which the organizers can then use for propaganda purposes.
This exercise in Marxist mobocracy began on Sept. 17 in Lower Manhattan as the “U.S. Day of Rage.” This is a more honest moniker because it makes clear that the demonstrators are the polar opposite of the Tea Party movement, which seeks to protect America’s economic freedoms from the statist onslaught of the Obama administration. The leftist mob wants a radical transformation of American society in which government is expanded exponentially.
Occupy Wall Street is led by New York’s Working Families party, a front group for ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), AFL-CIO and street-thug battalions from the various neo-communist organizations such as National People’s Action and Democratic Socialists of America…
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com …
Ending the Discussion of “Fair Share” (What is the maximum % of income someone should pay in taxes?)
Let’s talk about “fair share.” President Obama certainly wants to. He’s “all in” on the notion that “the rich” don’t pay their “fair share” of taxes in this country. Indeed, he’s wagering his re-election on the bet that a majority of voters will agree with him. When the tyranny of the majority succeeds, Obama will win, too.
As parents, one of our most important tasks is to know when to say “no” to our children. We all recognize a “brat” when we see one — a child who’s never been told “no”, and whines and complains until he or she gets his or her way. ”Shame on his parents!”, or perhaps that’s not politically correct to say anymore. But bratty children grow up to be bratty voters, too.
Unfortunately our political system often rewards the political equivalent of the irresponsible parent. Using Other People’s Money, irresponsible politicians promise the world, and the bratty voters like it. Once elected, these politicians do their best to deliver the goods. It’s alright, they say, because of their interpretation of the General Welfare and Commerce clauses of the Constitution. Others beg to differ…
Sadly, under such a system, no amount of revenue to the government is ever enough, because human wants are themselves unlimited. Therefore, those with a lot of assets, with “a lot” being defined by the politics of envy, become natural targets for the boundless benevolence of these irresponsible people – voters and politicians alike.
At least one prominent media figure is finally on to the correct way to put a lid on this ruinous line of “fair share” reasoning. Most recently, it was Stuart Varney.
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com …
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Saturday that part of his immigration policy would be to build an electrified fence on the country’s border with Mexico that could kill people trying to enter the country illegally…
Mr. Cain added that he also would consider using military troops “with real guns and real bullets” on the border to stop illegal immigration.
The remarks were among the most pointed yet by Mr. Cain about illegal immigration, and they come as he is enjoying a surge in national political polls on the back of his victory in a recent Florida straw poll..
It is not the first time that Mr. Cain has floated the idea of an electrified fence. He has told the story many times of a caller to his former radio show who chastised him for talking about building a border fence, saying that such an idea was impractical.
“It’s going to be 20 feet high. It’s going to have barbed wire on the top. It’s going to be electrified. And there’s going to be a sign on the other side saying, ‘It will kill you — Warning.’” At an earlier rally, on the campus of Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tenn., he added that the sign would be written “in English and in Spanish.”
“This nation has always been a nation with wide open doors,” Mr. Cain said at the second rally. “We want to make it easy for people to come through the front door. And we’re going to shut off the back door so you don’t have to sneak into America.”
(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com …
Occupy Phoenix: Banks Are Evil, Government’s Evil, and Jan Brewer’s a “Lying Whore” With Alzheimer’s
“Legalize Marijuana. Gov. Brewer Has Alzheimers (sic). Lying Whore.”
That’s what was written on the protest sign that welcomed us to the “Occupy Phoenix” demonstration in downtown Phoenix this afternoon — and at least that sign was spelled correctly (almost).
There were hippies, teachers, communists, anarchists, stoners, militant black guys, people dressed as cows, people dressed as cops, people with guns, and they all have one thing in common: they’re mad as hell and they’re not gonna take it anymore.
What Phoenix’s occupiers are mad about varies, depending on who you ask.
According to Darren Lansing, who was interviewed while shirtless and blowing bubbles, his gripe’s with the politicians.
“[We’ve got to] get the money out of the hands of the politicians and back to the public,” he tells New Times.
When asked how he plans to do it, Lansing says “we’re doing it right now, man.”
Apparently, blowing bubbles is the key to redistributing wealth. Who knew?
On the steps of the old Phoenix City Hall, on the east end of Cesar Chavaz Plaza, speakers screeched through a P.A. system to the 1,000-plus crowd, and at one point, protested corporate greed by asking the crowd to show off their best “jazz hands,” which they did.
With everyone pissed off at someone or some thing, the overall theme of the demonstration was the following: money — someone’s got it, and the occupiers want it….
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com …
The ‘Third Way’ Bubbles Are Bursting
The ‘Third Way’ Bubbles Are Bursting:
When the financial crisis hit three years ago, many gleeful leftists assumed that the long-anticipated failure of the free-market system had finally come and that this crisis would do for capitalism what the fall of the Berlin Wall did for communism. In fact, it is not capitalism that is failing.
We are beginning to see this in Europe, where the debt crisis is a crisis of the welfare state. I think we are also about to see it, possibly in a more spectacular way, in another leading example of a capitalism-socialism hybrid: the so-called “state capitalism” of China.
As the global recession began, the government of China chose to weather the economic storm by followed the same rotten advice we were getting back here: the Keynesian idea of “stimulating” the economy with borrowed government money. They just took that idea more seriously…..
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearmarkets.com …