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>When Liberals Control The Media

>The following is from Newsmax, a conservative ezine.

Media Ignore Pelosi Nazi Comparison

Friday, August 7, 2009 1:36 PM

By: Newsmax Staff

The mainstream media were quick to jump all over conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh when he likened President Barack Obama’s healthcare logo to a swastika and compared the Democrats to the Nazis.

They were much quieter about Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s reference to a swastika when she claimed that hecklers at a pro-Obamacare town hall meeting were carrying swastikas.

During her recent visit to a San Francisco hospital, a San Francisco Chronicle reporter asked her whether there is “legitimate grass-roots opposition” to the Democrats’ healthcare plan.

“I think they are Astroturf,” she responded.

Then she referred to hecklers at a town hall meeting: “They’re carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on healthcare.”

See the video here.

The Chronicle report on the hospital visit did not report the swastika comment.

Fox News and Newsmax were among the media that did report Pelosi’s comment.

But when Limbaugh made similar comments Thursday, he set off a media firestorm.

Limbaugh told his radio audience: “Obama’s got a healthcare logo that’s right out of Adolf Hitler’s playbook.

“Now, what are the similarities between the Democrat Party of today and the Nazi Party in Germany? Well, the Nazis were against big business — they hated big business . . . They were insanely, irrationally against pollution . . . They had a whole bunch of make-work projects to keep people working . . . They were for abortion and euthanasia of the undesirables, as we all know, and they were for cradle-to-grave nationalized healthcare.”

Limbaugh’s remarks got such wide play that, for a time on Thursday, “Obama’s healthcare logo” was the No. 1 search term on Google, according to Newsweek. The magazine pointed out that the logo for Obama’s Organizing for Healthcare effort incorporates the caduceus, the ancient Greek symbol for medicine.

The Chicago Tribune was among the media attacking Limbaugh for his comments, citing a report that Wednesday’s program “couldn’t have been angrier, more mendacious, or more venomous” and adding that Thursday’s show “surpassed even that for pure divisive poison as Limbaugh played an entire deck of Hitler cards.”

The Boston Globe said Limbaugh’s remarks were part of “the increasingly vicious war over healthcare,” and quoted a Democratic official who said his statement was “as disgusting as it is shocking.” The article made no mention of Pelosi’s earlier remark about swastikas.

A U.S. News & World Report article called Rush’s remarks “mind-numbingly nonsensical,” but did not mention Pelosi’s comment.

Politico.com quoted a Democratic congressman who asserted that Limbaugh with his remarks has treated Holocaust survivors “with vile contempt.”

>Seventeen Reasons Obama Is Dangerous

>By galljdaj, 09-08-08, 09:30 PM

Seventeen Real questions! (From Zimbabwe Star)

1) How Obama won his first election (to the Illinois State Senate) by having his lawyers knock all his opponents — including the black, female incumbent — off the ballot on technicalities, so he could run unopposed.

2) How Obama voted to deny medical care to babies born alive after abortion — a bill too extreme even for Nancy Pelosi (Freddoso has an exclusive interview with the nurse central to the case)

3) A story Obama would like to stay buried in Chicago: How he used his clout as a U.S. Senator to save the corrupt Cook County Political Machine when reformers of both parties tried to challenge the entrenched political bosses

4) How Obama’s wife Michele’s salary nearly tripled in 2005 — the same year he was sworn in to the U.S. Senate and he began earmarking funds for her employer.

5) How Obama’s friendship with the hate-spewing Reverend Jeremiah Wright was no accident — but a carefully thought out personal and political decision.

6) Why Obama thought his association with ’60s-era terror-bomber Bill Ayers wouldn’t matter — an exposé of the insular radical chic of Chicago’s Hyde Park politics

7) How state Senator Obama was paid more than $100,000 for legal work — then helped his client’s company get $320,000 in taxpayer grants. How, at a time when he says he was short of work and short of cash, Obama obtained $112,000, plus campaign contributions, from someone he later made into a government grantee through his public office.

8) Inside Obama’s 17-year relationship and irregular land deal with developer Tony Rezko, whose livelihood depended on sapping the taxpayer for subsidies “I’ve never done any favors for him,” says Obama about Rezko. But he has — lots of them, as Freddoso shows. Why Rezko’s conviction for corrupting public officials might become the Whitewater scandal of Obama’s campaign.

9) How Obama speaks of the days when his family was making $240,000 per year as if he had been suffering poverty — while, just last March, he voted to raise your taxes if you make over $32,500 per year. Then at the Oxford, Mississippi debate he claimed he would not raise taxes on anyone making up to $250,000.

10) The Chicago Machine politician who “made a U.S. senator” out of Obama by giving him plum committee assignments and high-profile legislation in its late stages (often removing the original sponsors), and helping him spread money around through earmarks and “targeted” grants.

11) How Obama avoided taking unpopular stands in the state Senate by voting “present” about 130 times — or simply by absenting himself from tough votes altogether.

12) Obama’s little-known vow to Planned Parenthood in July 2007 — and why it would mean the end of every state, federal, and local regulation of abortion, and the end of all restrictions on government abortion funding.

13) A “new politics”? How, in less than four years as a U.S. senator, Obama has voted for some of the worst special-interest legislation to move through the chamber.

14) How Obama opposes school choice through vouchers or tax credits — while sending his own children to an elite private school.

15) How Obama wants — and has voted — to abolish secret-ballot elections in the workplace when employees determine whether to unionize, allowing unions to intimidate and harass workers who don’t support them.

16) Why Obama’s foreign policy would take its cues from Jimmy Carter’s “Post-partisan”?

17) Why the respected National Journal named Obama the most liberal member of the United States Senate in 2007 — beating out Barbara Boxer, Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton… and the previous title-holder John Kerry.

>Obama’s Lies Revealed

>In cooperation with Human Events, this blog is printing links to stories you will want to read before voting in November.

Obama: Let’s expose the lies

Dear Conservative Friend,

They say the truth hurts. In Barack Obama‘s case, it is simply devastating.

Not surprisingly the Big Media have kept the American public blind to the truth about Obama, including…

  • This is not old news. It is dated yesterday, Sunday September 28, 2008 and comes from a reliable source, the Chicago Sun Times.

” The implications of Rezko’s cooperation are innumerable. Rezko’s lawyers could not be reached for comment Friday.

“But a source with knowledge of the investigation into the governor and into his wife, Patti Blagojevich’s real estate dealings, say the probe is going “at top speed.”

Remember, it was Obama who bought a lot adjacent to Rezeko’s for several hundred thousand dollars less than Rezeko, himself, paid. Or did Rezeko finance Obama’s lot, too? This is the kind of information the attorney general is trying to pry out of Rezeko and it could affect the presidential candidate Barak Obama, though he lamely claims Rezeko is no longer his friend. Course not…

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MoveOn.org Fails Einstein’s Test of Insanity

By Newt Gringrich

Einstein in 1921 with his second wife Elsa (call her Else). She was his cousin. My goodness! Else does resemble Nancy Pelosi, doesn’t she? If Else were still alive, she would be highly upset at me saying that. Pelsoi should consider it a compliment. These words are Don White’s, not Speaker Newt’s.
Newt Gingrich’s words follow:

You’d think this much would be obvious to the Left, but the email they sent to their supporters and the advertisement they want to run is filled with the same discredited arguments about American energy production that the American people have rejected over this summer.

It claims not only that more American energy, including opening up additional areas to oil and natural gas development, would have no immediate effect on gas prices, but that even in the long term, more American oil and gas on the market is only a “gimmick.”

Someone should remind MoveOn.org that Einstein’s definition of insanity was “doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.”

Not only does MoveOn.org still think that the Left’s same, misguided energy scarcity policies are good for America, despite the obvious; they also think that the American people are going to continue to buy their arguments.

That’s just crazy, and you don’t have to be a Nobel Prize winning physicist to know it.

That’s why we can be confident in our solutions and our answers to their faulty arguments. Check out our Facts Sheet at American Solutions for rebuttals to the anti-energy left’s most common arguments.

Oh, and just for fun, check out Jay Leno’s take on why the Left’s phony “it will take 10 years” argument holds no water. Watch here.

This summer, as you talk with your friends and neighbors about high gas prices, don’t let the anti-energy left get away with using the same discredited arguments, and don’t let them shirk the responsibility they bear for putting us in the energy crisis today.

>Bush Loses Court Battle

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WASHINGTON – A federal judge on Thursday rejected President Bush’s contention that senior White House advisers are immune from subpoenas. Congress is as excited and on a high, something akin to a soaring sugar spike in a kid in a candy store. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., chairman of the House panel, said let the hearings begin. The sooner the better, because if it comes before the elections Democrats can make political hay.

But they should get off their political high quickly. This ruling will surely be appealed and that could take months. The Hearings would concern the controversy that the Associated Press said “scandalized the Justice Department” and led to the resignation of a longtime presidential confidant, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. It sided with Congress’ alleged power to investigate the executive branch via demanding Presidential assistants come in and tell all. If you call it a scandal it is because the liberals waved their magic wand over the media and said, “Let’s call it a scandal and get those ^^&&***&*** Republicans.”

But the ruling hands a temporary victory to Democrats probing the dismissal of nine federal prosecutors and highlights a power struggle that goes on between the president and Congress no matter who’s the chief executive.

The unprecedented ruling undercut three presidential confidants who have defied congressional subpoenas for information that Bush says is protected by executive privilege. The reason my Democrats want hearings in September is all political–it coincides with the height of election season.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House could soon vote on a contempt citation against one of the three officials, Karl Rove, formerly Bush’s top adviser.

“It certainly strengthens our hand,” she said of the ruling. “This decision should send a clear signal to the Bush administration that it must cooperate fully with Congress and that former administration officials Harriet Miers and Karl Rove must testify before Congress.”

The administration will likely appeal. They also could seek a stay that would suspend any further congressional proceedings.

“We disagree with the district court’s decision,” White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said. With only a few months left in Bush’s presidency, there appears to be no sense of urgency to make the next move.

“I have not yet talked with anyone at the White House … and don’t expect that this matter will be finally resolved in the very near future,” Rove attorney Robert Luskin said in an e-mail.

The case marked the first time Congress ever has gone to court to demand the testimony of White House aides. These things are usually worked out by compromise, not in the courts. What has become of our government that that Congress is so “sue happy.”

In his ruling, U.S. District Judge John Bates said there’s no legal basis for Bush’s argument that his former legal counsel, Miers, must appear before Congress. If she wants to refuse to testify, he said, she must do so in person. That should be easy. Just go over there and refuse to testify because the matter is in dispute and being appealed. Let you attorney do it. The committee also has sought to force White House chief of staff Joshua Bolten to release documents on any role the White House may have played in the prosecutor firings.

“Harriet Miers is not immune from compelled congressional process; she is legally required to testify pursuant to a duly issued congressional subpoena,” Bates wrote. He said that both Bolten and Miers must give Congress all nonprivileged documents related to the firings.

Unfortunately, Bates was President Bush’s choice to be appointed to the bench. What’s wrong with him. He’s too liberal, by far. And he is verbose. He could have given his opinion in one page. He used 93-page to give his opinion rejecting administration’s legal arguments. No one said he isn’t independent.

He said the executive branch could not point to a single case in which courts held that White House aides were immune from congressional subpoenas.
I’ll bet if I looked long and hard I could find at lest one case. It has to do with Hillary and Bill Clinton and the death of Vince Foster…Hillary was asked to produce the file and Congress and the court gave her a pass when she said simply, “I misplaced or lost it.” Sure, you did!

“That simple yet critical fact bears repeating: The asserted absolute immunity claim here is entirely unsupported by existing case law,” Bates wrote. Not entirely, Judge. Look again and you’ll find you are wrong.

“Unfortunately, today’s victory may be short-lived,” said Rep. Lamar Smith, the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee. “If the administration appeals the ruling, our congressional prerogatives will once again be put at risk.”

Like a greedy vulture, ultra liberal Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said, “I look forward to working with the White House and the Justice Department to coordinate the long overdue appearances.”

Between now and September, Congress will recess for five weeks of summer vacation. Bates scheduled a conference between the litigants on Aug. 23 to take stock of whether negotiations had moved forward, as he urged in his ruling. Congress then returns to a brief, three-week session before scattering to the campaign trail. All 435 House seats and a third of the Senate are up for grabs, as well as the presidency.

Republicans said there was little reason to rush to an accommodation, noting that subpoenas will expire at the end of the 110th Congress in January.

“I’m sure it will be appealed and it will go on into next year, and it will become a moot issue,” said House GOP Leader John Boehner of Ohio.

Several Democratic officials said they expected the subpoenas to be reissued in January if their party retains control of Congress in the November elections. What are they doing wasting tax payer money on something as stupid as this. It is purely political, and part of the reason I write the Political Disconnect blog. There is a deep disconnect in Washington today, and it has to do with ultra liberals like Messers Pelosi, Reid, Leahy, and Conyers who love it when something like this comes up to turn them away from doing the people’s business. They would rather work on something as innane as this rather than finding solutions to the energy and Social Security problems.

What this battle does is drive the bloody stake of division even deeper, making it harder to do business in a civilized way between party leaders and their minions. Thus, the Political Disconnect connotation. It’s one unholy mess in Washington.

>Speaker Pelosi Will Censor Our Free Speech Rights If She Has Her Way. Vote "Nay" Now!

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Nancy Pelosi just said “yes” to the Fairness Doctrine that could muzzle Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and other conservative radio talk show leaders.

Pelosi is now clearly on record supporting government censorship of our free speech rights. She also insinuated that The Broadcaster Freedom Act wouldn’t see the light of day, and added there is strong, support for a revival of the “Fairness Doctrine.”

Our friends at the Media Research Center have launched a national petition to counter this and overwhelm her with a message that grassroots Americans want their Free Speech Rights defended and protected from government intrusion.

Already, over 100,000 citizens have signed. Please go here to have your name added to this vital petition.

Again, Pelosi made it clear that she will work to silence the voice of conservatives on the airwaves through the fairness doctrine.

Please take action.

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>I Have To Laugh

>I have to laugh. President Bush lifts the ban on offshore drilling and the Democrats poo-poo it. The move may be “ineffectual,” as Nancy Pelosi says, if you’re one of the “I want my candy now people.” But it’s a first step. Now the ball is in the court of the Democratic do-nothing Congress.

“Now is your time to shine, boys and girls,” I say to the Dems. “Your time to prove to the American people that they ought to keep you in office. It’s why Bush is president and you aren’t, Nancy.”

“Is that your only solution to the high oil prices? Come on, Nancy, come up with a real solution. Why weren’t you working on this problem before? Why are you so late to the table with your foolish proposal?

You’re like the little daughter of a poor immigrant farmer who came to America in the nineteenth century. He had six coveted grape roots and a thousand dollars with which he planned to create a huge grape farm. A man came to him offering several thousand dollars for those roots, enough money to buy a small house and make their family comfortable. Amid cries of anguish from the mother and daughter, he held fast to his dream. He planted the six roots and it took 15 years. But in that time he had a multi-acre farm producing thousands of pounds of grape juice a year from which he began a highly successful winery and created a famous empire in California.”

People like Pelosi make me sick. Thank goodness for conservatives who believe in the future of this nation. Who are willing to sacrifice for the future and give up immediate pleasures and compensation for the ultimate dream.

Sadly, Nancy Pelosi and her entire cadre of Congretional liberals are not made of that kind of stuff—the stuff that made America strong. They are too prone to cry as did Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California (quoted in the end of the New York Times story). She was heard saying:
““Even if new offshore drilling were allowed off the coast of California and along the outer continental shelf, which I wholly and resolutely oppose, it won’t produce oil in time to solve the gas price emergency American consumers are facing right now.”

No duh!

You point the finger at conservatives, but you wanta know what? They’ve got a plan and you don’t. Their plan is to start now. Yes, it will take ten years to make a dent in our energy production. But they’ve got a plan, and you don’t. You can’t even get enough Congressmen together to discuss the matter. You can’t get a consensus on oil. The American people are clamoring for action, yet a do-nothing Congress will slide into November 5 without doing anything on two of the nation’s biggest problems, Energy and Social Security. And many of you who are up for re-election will be slid right out of Washington on your hind sides before you know it, repelled by an angry American electorate.

Energy is the most immediate problem. Bush got it right. It was reported in the Times. “For years, my administration has been calling on Congress to expand domestic oil production,” said Mr. Bush in a brief Rose Garden appearance in which he saddled Democrats with responsibility for gasoline prices exceeding $4 per gallon. “Unfortunately, Democrats on Capitol Hill have rejected virtually every proposal, and now Americans are paying at the pump.”

What will it take, Nancy, for you to act? $200 a barrel oil?

You’re so ridiculous, I have to laugh!