Framing the Dialogue

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Beck Gets Into The GOP’s Grill

imageSo what happens when media mogul, Glenn Beck makes a big show of leaving the Republican Party?  The establishment GOP, or RINOs as I prefer to call them, decide to send out the Architect (of now two consecutive presidential losses), Karl Rove! To poke a stick in Beck’s eye.

“On Friday, Rove appeared on The O’Reilly Factor and mocked Glenn Beck’s announcement earlier in the week that he was leaving the Republican Party.  ‘The Republican Party is largely united on its philosophy,’ Rove told O’Reilly, an assertion with which many conservatives vehemently disagree.”

Americn Individualism

The first thing that I learned about Margaret Hoover is that she is the great-granddaughter of President Herbert Hoover (I loved his dam).  She spent the first part of the book trying to edit the image many of us were taught about his legacy as president.  She made a nice effort and provided an endearing look at his life. American Individualism, however, was really about “how a new generation of conservatives can save the Republican Party” and that was the part that interested me.

She introduced me to a new generation, The Millennials, who were born between 1980 and 1999, and of whom I am a parent to three, are the newest and perhaps powerful voting block;

Pools of Polls

If you are like me and pay attention to politics and current events you have been inundated the past number of years with polling data.  Conservatives tout the results of polls that reinforce their message and the same goes for the progressives on the left.  A persistent poll during George W. Bush’s presidency was about how many Americans were against the war.  The problem with the reporting was that left-progressive main stream media combined those who were just against the war (those on the left) with those on the right who felt that the United States was not doing enough. 

News Briefs – Volume IX (It’s All Good)

News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories…

These are all GOOD!

Brief 1:  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie  is fast becoming my favorite state leader.  From tackling the state budget to  standing up to teacher’s unions he is showing a spine not often present in politicians.    The latest Christie-ism is his response to a reporter who had the gall to question his tone:

Brief 2:  Congressional Candidate Lieutenant Colonel Allen West is a plain-speaking politician who has strong, fundamental, conservative views.  You have to love this guy.  This YouTube video has over 2 million hits.  Any bets that is because of his message?

Rule 13 Reversed

A funny thing happened on the way to change in Washington, some conservatives have noticed that Saul Alinsky’s Rule 13 can be used against the liberals.  In Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals – Rule 13 is:

“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”

A couple of weeks ago I posted how the left seemed to be targeting Glen Beck for some comments he made about President Obama.  At the time of Rule 13 Redux, left-swinging groups were pressuring Mr. Beck’s advertisers to cancel their commercials during his show.  The tactic seemed to be working as many customers seemed to be leaving.

Rush To Judgement

A while back I posted Divided We Fail, which outlined my theory that politicians want a divided country so they can “rule” with impunity.  I am sorry about the quotes, but I cannot bring myself to call what politicians do as ruling or leadership.  I have to use the quotation marks to signify my dirision at their efforts.

In the last few days and weeks, there seems to be another campaign, primarily by the President and his followers to provide a distraction.  The willing mainstream media made a big deal about how President Obama had a secret meeting with “leading” conservatives in the media.  Unfortunately, the meeting was not so secret and the meeting did not include the most conservative voices.

Babel n’ Womyn

Imagine being one of only few in a place dominated by others who are different than you.  Your career is spent in a rather hostile environment and your peers always seem to be against you.  Conversations stop when you enter a room.  People are trying to get you fired.  Your choices seem limited to either cowering or quitting.

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.  Mike is a conservative professor at a university dominated by liberals.  He has found a different way to deal with being a minority on campus.  He pushes back and uses humor.  I had heard Mike S. Adams several times on radio interviews and found his stories outrageous, funny, and frightening.  Frightening that his experiences are actually happening in this day and age.