“I congratulate Deb Fischer on winning the Nebraska Republican Senate Primary, and look forward to her election in November. The difference in this race couldn’t be more clear. Deb is a small business rancher, mother and conservative leader who believes we need to spend less, balance our budget and repeal ObamaCare, while her opponent supports bigger government and higher taxes. It’s time to restore fiscal sanity and enact pro-jobs policies in Washington and we can do that with Deb Fischer as the next U.S. Senator from Nebraska.” – U.S. Senator John Cornyn, NRSC Chairman
Bob Kerrey is a New York City liberal whose sole goal as a U.S. Senator will be to enact a far-left agenda.
Deb Fischer’s conservative record:
- Passed the largest tax cut in Nebraska (Deb Fischer, Legislative Accomplishments)
- Opposes the failed stimulus (Deb Fischer, Conservative Record)
- Opposes ObamaCare (Deb Fischer, Conservative Record)
- Supports a balanced budget amendment (Deb Fischer, Conservative Record)
- A+ rating from the National Rifle Association (Deb Fischer, Conservative Record)
- Has a perfect pro-life voting record (Deb Fischer, Conservative Record)
Kerrey’s far-left record:
- Bob Kerrey believes ObamaCare didn’t go far enough (Bob Kerrey, Remarks At Tishman Auditorium, New York City, 9/16/09)
- Kerrey is vehemently opposed to a balanced budget amendment, in 1997 he was the key vote deciding against it (S. J. Res. 1, CQ Vote #24: Rejected 66-34: R 55-0; D 11-34, 3/4/97, Kerrey Voted Nay)
- Kerrey is a supporter of Barack Obama’s cap-and-trade legislation, going to far as to compare those who oppose it to those who opposed civil rights legislation (Bob Kerrey, Remarks At Tishman Auditorium, New York City, 10/22/09)
- Kerrey supports partial-birth abortion .” (S. 1692, CQ Vote #340: Passed 63-34: R 48-3; D 14-31; I 1-0, 10/21/99, Kerrey Voted Nay)
- Kerrey even opposes parental notification laws (John King, “Democrats Promise To Protect Abortion Rights, Help Cities,” The Associated Press, 1/23/92)
While the liberal establishment will continue to spin this race and continue to line Kerrey’s campaign war chest, the reality is that his unabashed support for ObamaCare, abortions, cap-and-trade and the rest of Barack Obama’s job-killing agenda puts him at serious odds with a strong majority of voters in Nebraska.
As Bob Kerrey once told his hometown newspaper the New York Times, Nebraska is a very Republican and conservative state. We couldn’t agree more with Mr. Kerrey’s political assessment, which is why we firmly believe that his liberal positions are wrong for Nebraska and the next Senator from the Cornhusker State will be Deb Fischer.
Far too many on the Left in this country have a comprehension and contextual reading deficit. They take the words of blogs that have quoted or have taken someone’s words out of context.
Just this week’s post by Sanjay Sanghoee at the HuffPo. Merchants of Bigotry is a screed against conservative El Rushbo, Glenn Beck and Ted Nugent. I am sure he has never listened to any of these men for more that a few minutes, or only read them in the posts of the Daily Kos or Democrat Underground. So without actually listening to these people, he comes to the conclusion that they are Bigots and spout hatred.
My friend Van took apart his little screed more eloquently than I ever could:
That seems even less likely as we immediately get to his assertion that ‘conservatives who love to hate‘… if he was interested in fair mindedness, reason, etc, rather than just engaging in bashing these folks, you’d expect some definitions, wouldn’t you? And some examples of their engaging in that nastiness as well, right?
Go read the whole thing. It is very good.
And my friend Ginny goes into the hypocrisy of Sanjay’s post by bringing up the fact that he is sympathetic to the Occutards who actually are violent and spout hatred:
But what amused me most about this particular piece was the fact that Sanghoee could not let go of the idea that it’s always right-wingers who support, condone, and incite violence. “Ted and Rush make a lot of money by throwing Molotov cocktails into the public discourse,” he says. If you want a good giggle, go back through Sanjay Sanghoee’s posts at The Huffington Post and awisefool.com. He’s sympathetic to Occupiers worldwide. So if you want to throw a verbal Molotov Cocktail, Sanghoee will be there to nail you to the wall. But if you want to throw a real one, break things, set things on fire, or attack local law enforcement, he’ll give you a glowing review.
I know that people on both sides take things out of context and have reading comprehension problems. But is seems the people like Sanjay go out of their way to accuse people of bigotry, hatred and everything else under the sun without any kind of actual facts.
I am not really a fan of Glenn Beck, but I do not think he spouts hatred or anything of the kind, he is just a little too much on the conspiracy theorist side for me. Ted Nugent has always been bombastic and that is his forte. He is the Motor City Madman, but never have I heard bigotry or hatred from him
And for El Rushbo, he has a tendency to use the absurd for absurdity’s sake. I use to listen to him all the time, but do not have time to listen that much any more. But in all my years of listening to him, I never heard bigotry or hatred from his show. Mocking and using absurdity is not hatred or bigotry.
Many in this country need to understand that having a different opinion does not mean hatred or ill will towards others. Being against the HHS Mandate does not mean I am against women. I am for Religious Freedom from Government interference. And being against Gay Marriage also does not mean I hate Gays, I have many friends that are gay and many are also Conservative. Freedom of Speech in this country gives us the Right to disagree and to debate issues. But posts like Sanjay’s try to stifle debate and will only lead to more division.
Mike Flynn of Big Government reports the latest from the class warfare front. The Obama campaign is blaming Mitt Romney for layoffs at a steel company that occurred two years after Romney left Bain. But irony of ironies, a Bain director who was there at the time is now Bain’s Chief Investment Officer and a major bundler of campaign contributions for… Barack Obama.
Read the full story at Big Government.
And then savor yet another “Casablanca moment”, of which we will have many in this crazy presidential campaign.
Friends, We wanted to share some exciting news with you. The following press release went out today, announcing that Steve garnered an important endorsement in the CD 47 race.
For immediate release: March 15, 2012
Contact: (888) 674-0053
STEVE FOLEY WINS ENDORSEMENT FROM THE AMERICAN INDEPENDENT PARTY IN DISTRICT 47 CONGRESSIONAL RACE
(Cypress, CA) – The Steve Foley for U.S. Congress campaign announced today that the American Independent Party has endorsed him in California’s 47th District congressional race.
Though Mr. Foley is running as a Republican, he was honored to learn late last week that the American Independent Party of California (AIP) believes he is the right man to serve the 47th District in Washington.
“Gaining the AIP’s trust in this race means a great deal,” Foley stated. The AIP understands the full value and importance of the nation our Founding Fathers established for us, the unalienable rights and personal freedoms with which we have been endowed, and the great personal responsibility we must exercised in order to maintain what we have been given . I am wholly dedicated to representing these strong mutual concerns at the federal level.”
As a recipient of an AIP endorsement, Steve is privileged to stand in the company of others who have consistently and boldly stood for freedom. In 2008, the AIP nominated Alan Keyes as its presidential candidate. A well known and staunch advocate of liberty, Keyes once served the Reagan administration as Ambassador to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. President Reagan’s instructions to Keyes at the time were to “throw a monkey wrench in the works,” which Keyes effectively did.
Steve Foley aims to take that same spirit to Washington. ”It’s time to disrupt the dangerous and damaging practices in Washington that are destroying our freedoms and our future,” Mr. Foley asserts. “The best way to disrupt those trends is to begin the crucial process of returning our federal government to its proper constitutional limits.”
For further information on Mr. Foley, his campaign, and his platform, please visit the Steve Foley for U.S. Congress campaign website at: www.stevefoleyforcongress.com.
The following exchange was transcribed from the Sean Hannity radio show on which bestselling author Ed Klein, author of The Amateur: Barack Obama in The White House (Regnery), appeared shortly after 4pm eastern time yesterday. Klein spent almost an hour on the air being interviewed by Hannity. During the interview Klein named, for the first time, the person who the Rev. Jeremiah Wright said initiated the attempt to bribe Wright with $150,000 for his silence before the 2008 election.
Klein: Well what happened is that after ABC, Brian Ross, broadcast the videotapes of the Rev. Wright Goddamning America and slamming whites, slamming Jews, and America, he was contacted by one of Obama’s closest personal friends. A guy who travels on Obama’s plane, who plays basketball with him, who goes on vacations with him.
Hannity: And you name this guy for the first time today because you did not name him in the book.
Klein: I didn’t name him in the book but I can tell you who he is. His name is Dr. Eric Whitaker.
Hannity: Dr. Whitaker.
Klein: Dr. Whitaker is the vice president of the University of Chicago Medical Center, and he’s a member of Obama’s very tight inner circle. And he sent an email to a member of the Trinity United Church.
Hannity: By the way is this the same hospital Michelle worked at.
Klein: Exactly the same hospital that she worked at.
Hannity: And this is where she got that big raise after he became Senator.
Klein: She was making, what, 300-some-odd-thousand dollars?
Hannity: But it was a significant jump up, after he became Senator.
Klein: That’s right. And, you know, Chicago politics is one hand feeds the other, as you know. And Eric Whitaker, very close friend of the Obamas, sent an email to a member of the church saying that the Rev. Wright could get $150,000 if he would shut up and not criticize Obama anymore. Then after the Rev. Wright said no thank you, Obama himself paid a personal call on the Rev. Wright.
Hannity: When did this personal meeting take place, this face to face.
Klein: Just to put it in context, if you remember Obama made a big speech.
Hannity: In Pennsylvania, in Philly.
Klein: That’s right, saying, this is his famous race speech which took place on the 18th of March. About ten days later he made this secret meeting with the Rev. Wright, after he had already denounced him, and begged him to not speak any further. Now we know this is true not only because the Rev. Wright told me so, but because the Secret Service logs logged in this meeting. So we have confirmation that it actually took place.
Hannity: So they offered him – and this is all on the tapes that you have with Rev. Wright, Rev. Wright said this. So Rev. Wright, am I reading this correctly, is angry at Obama?
Klein: Rev. Wright is more than angry, he is absolutely fulminating. He feels that he’s been thrown under the bus by a man who he mentored for 23 or 24 years. You know we, all of us, complained about the fact that Obama sat in that church and listened to that hate speech for 20 years. But what we don’t realize is that even before he became a member of the church he was very close to the Rev. Wright who was like a second father to him. And who was his spiritual adviser, his political adviser. And, in fact, the Rev. Wright told me on tape that Obama came to him and said I need some spiritual advice, I don’t know exactly who I am. And the Rev. Wright said, and this is on tape, well we know your Islam background and you have that but what you need now is some coaching on Christianity. And I asked the Rev. Wright, did you convert him from being a Muslim to a Christian. And he said, well I don’t know if I can go that far, but I can tell you that I made it comfortable for him to accept Christianity without having to renounce his Islamic background.
Hannity: And this is all on tape.
Klein: This is all on tape.
Hannity: When can I play these tapes?
Klein: I’d be happy to give them to you.
Hannity: Can I have a copy of the whole 3 and a half hours?
Hannity: I’d love a copy of that and, believe me, we’re going to play them.
With Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference just weeks away, expect plenty of reports of new features to come crawling out of the woodwork. In fact, here’s one from the Wall Street Journal — they claim that Apple has been doing some major tinkering with their iCloud storage service, the fruits of which will be unveiled on June 11.
The Annular Eclipse of January 15, 2010 As seen from Jinan, China. A013231 via Wikimedia
A friendly reminder for skywatchers in East Asia and the American West: On Sunday May 20 (May 21st across the date line in Asia) the moon will blot out 94 percent of our star’s early evening light in an annular solar eclipse that should leave a dazzling ring of fire in the sky. More
It’s been almost nine years since the last Max Payne game, is “3″ worth the wait?
Arriving just in time to distract you about BioShock Infinite and Tomb Raider being punted into 2013, Max Payne 3 marks the latest Rockstar Games release since last year’s ambitious L.A. Noire.
Max Payne is a franchise deeply rooted in PC gaming territory, so I took it for a spin on a Xbox 360 to see if the old guy’s still got it.
Oh, Max. You drink excessively and pop pills like it’s nobody’s business. So then why are you so damn likeable? I’m not sure I have the answer to that, but the videogame world’s answer to John McClane has once again found himself amidst an incomprehensible amount of gunfire and bad guys that want him dead.