Stop the Charade
The liberal establishment has more power in choosing the Republican presidential candidate than the conservative base or the Tea Party movement
- The liberal, establishment media choose which Republican presidential primary candidates will be slandered – claiming awards and adulation for each scalp collected – and which will be promoted by way of their primary endorsements (of course, never intending to vote for their less-evil Republican in the November general election)
- The liberal, establishment media choose which issues will be considered and which will be ignored throughout the Republican primary
- The liberal, establishment media define the terms of debate for the primary
- The liberal, establishment media scalp collectors themselves exacerbate the Republican debates (you certainly can’t claim that liberals “moderate” anything)
- Early primary states encourage crossover Democrats and independents to vote in their open and semi-open Republican primaries, to choose the Republican victor for those states.
- Most states are wholly irrelevant to the primary process, holding their election months after most candidates have dropped out and even after the primary winner has been declared
So why go through this dog and pony show in the first place? My original candidate has never once appeared on my primary ballot and my primary vote has never once affected the outcome – having been determined months prior. Why not just let The New York Times tell us who our candidate will be — like they did in 1996 and 2008 — and be done with it? Why this charade?
We’ll just hold our nose, vote for the Times’ preferred Republican candidate, hope that he’s elected, and then pray that the elected Republican at least takes his foot off the federal budget accelerator (we can’t naively think he might brake) in deference to both those conservatives who actually voted for him in November and to his conservative rhetoric during the primary — thus delaying our inevitable Thelma and Louise moment for maybe a year or two.
Simply put, if you’re not a registered Republican, you shouldn’t vote in the Republican primary. End of story.
First published January 23, 2012, at American Thinker: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/01/stop_the_charade.html
You always have to do the establishment media’s work for them. Early on there was a report that Harry Burkhart was a 55-year old German man. Then, after the arrest, and after several hours of delaying the announcement of his identity, the police finally said that their suspect was a 24-year old German. And then there was the mention of the Chechen papers. And then the hatred for America, and the violent outburst in the courtroom over his mother’s deportation, and his arrogant sense of entitlement that he and his mother should be allowed to live in America, the land he hates. (The reason given why he committed the arsons.)
You have to piece it together, it takes several days, meanwhile the elites and the establishment media have been purposefully enabling the lie that the man is an ethnic German and the blogosphere has been afire with everyone slandering Germans, whites in general, and committing taqiyya by pretending equivalence between this event by a putative German ethnic and the thousands of examples of jihad around the world every day. “See, see? White people are terrorists too! Germans.” And then making the obligatory Hitler reference.
However, this man is a Chechen (I had guessed Turk – the largest Muslim population in Germany – when the story first broke when the only thing we had to go on was he was from Germany – like Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi, Ziad Jarrah, and Ramzi bin al-Shibh were “from Germany”), we then have to extrapolate from the age differential that he stole the identity of a 55-year old German man (the real Harry Burkhart), and he and his mother have been living in the U.S. on the taxpayers’ dime using the fake identity, while the mother has been wanted in Germany for some crime. (The reason for her deportation.)
But the banner headlines have read for days out of Los Angeles that it was a white, German and that’s the lie that everyone will remember, even if the truth finally leaks out despite the best efforts of the elites. Much like we were regaled for months by the ubiquitous Sgt. Moose who assured us that the Beltway Sniper was a “white man in a white van” with that story’s 24/7, wall-to-wall headlines, until it turned out that the shooter was actually a Black Muslim and his twink. Then, suddenly, … >crickets<
Because the police won’t tell you this (that he’s Chechen), and the media stonewalls the information that is available. (Effectively, the people who purchase their news from the drive-bys are paying them to lie to them.) But here in NYC when someone threw Molotov cocktails at four sites in Queens, every politician was bruising each other in the ribs to be the first to the microphone to lecture white America for their firebombing a mosque and some homes owned by Muslims (how was it known before the first news reports that those homes were owned by Muslims?), that this is a despicable example of Islamophobia (an invented concept by a Muslim Brotherhood front group), that the United States is an inclusive society and there will be no tolerance for such obvious bias crimes, yadda, yadda. Until, of course, it turned out to be a disgruntled black shoplifter from a store that was one of the targeted sites. Then, suddenly, it was, “Move along. There’s nothing to see here.” The story suddenly died. No follow up stories to read, and there won’t be. Because it wasn’t a white Tea Party member. Now THAT would be a media feeding frenzy if had been one of them.
So when there is no bias (two houses, a mosque , and a Hindu house of worship in Queens) there’s a media uproar decrying nonexistent “Islamophobia”, but when there is true bias (jihadi serial firebombing of homes and vehicles in LA out of hatred of infidels) no one even learns that it was a Muslim jihadist who did it. And then, on top of that, this true bias crime in LA even gets blamed on ethnic Germans rather than the Chechen Islamist who did it.
Giving credit where credit is due, President Obama has significantly reduced the number of foreign nationals illegally crossing into the United States to live, work, and collect cash benefits. By destroying the economy of this nation, Obama has made it far less attractive to those who would flout our laws to make easy money in this former land of opportunity.* Because no one without political connections to The Regime still “Hopes” for money, easy or otherwise. And this former land of opportunity has surely “Changed” for the worse.
In fact, with a few more of Obama’s never-ending “jobs bills”, “stimulus bills”, “not-quite-shovel ready infrastructure bills”, “green energy corporate contributor payback bills”, and other slush funds for his fat cat crony socialist buddies, Americans may start flooding outbound to other countries in search of jobs.
But we have to credit him with slowing the influx of illegal foreigners. No president before managed that feat.
“American census figures analyzed by the nonpartisan Pew Hispanic Center also show that the illegal Mexican population in the United States has shrunk and that fewer than 100,000 illegal border-crossers and visa-violators from Mexico settled in the United States in 2010, down from about 525,000 annually from 2000 to 2004.”
Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones
The world headquarters of the United Nations, whose Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore for their promulgation of the “global warming” fraud*, lights up the night sky in New York City with thousands of “evil” incandescent bulbs wasting precious energy resources, illuminating all 39 stories and casting a bright glow across the East River.
Note too that all other city buildings are essentially dark at 6am – the time of the photograph. Only the UN Secretariat building is fully lit throughout the night. The shining beacon of statist hypocrisy.
* “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.”
First published March 18, 20111, at American Thinker: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/03/those_who_live_in_glass_houses.html