I’m a big fan of both Mark Levine, and S.E. Cupp — both have been critical recently of Karl Rove and certain Republicans. Both sides of this debate are missing an important point: the situation is a lot more serious than ‘messaging’ and attracting the ‘right’ ethnic groups to the party. The Obama GOTV machine was up and running over 18 months ago, and is still operational. Aided by the mainstream media and a few prominent social media sites (like FB), progressives will continue to rack up support utilizing very effective technology. Many conservatives still think high technology in politics is an up-to-date walk list with email addresses!! Sad.
Our salvation is that progressive ideas will eventually fail. Resistance is already building on both sides of the isle to the drone issue and drastic new forms of gun control. The unknown is how far things will deteriorate until more Americans rise to the occasion.
I would sleep much better if there was more evidence that conservatives really understood the scope and effectiveness of the left’s data-driven voter-involvement machine.
‘Myopic world view syndrome’ leads many people to ignore serious threats to our security and way of life. A rogue EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse, see “One Second After”) or a serious economic ‘event’ and subsequent breakdowns would be an instant game change. Why has the Department of Homeland Security stockpiled millions of hollow point bullets? The world is a very dangerous place. Regarding gun control, please don’t lecture to American families what people ‘need’ and don’t need.
We disarm our military and our citizens at our own peril. Neither is acceptable.
Allen West building cutting-edge media hub in DC right under politicians noses. Brilliant move. http://tinyurl.com/aea857t
Team of Liberal Loyalists
Obama picks a political warrior for Treasury.
President Obama is expected to name Jack Lew as his Treasury secretary on Thursday, continuing his cabinet’s second-term makeover in his own image. He is assembling a team of personal and ideological loyalists whose job will be less to offer independent advice than to advance and implement his agenda for a larger, more redistributionist government.
Mr. Lew’s nomination will disappoint those (mostly naive CEOs) who were hoping for a second-term agenda more hospitable to business and private economic growth.
Save for a stint in Robert Rubin’s Citigroup, C -1.00% where Democrats go to monetize their political connections, and a few years as an academic, Mr. Lew is a Washington lifer whose expertise is politics. He brings no special knowledge or experience in economic policy, private industry or global finance.
In an extraordinary column last week, Russia’s de facto government press arm declared that the era of “Miss American Pie” was over in the U.S. Citing Obama’s reelection, Pravda stated that the “Communists have won in America…”
|—||Mark Levin radio show 12/6/2012|
|—||Sid Dinerstein, Chairman, Republican Party of Palm Beach County|
Congressman Allen West at the Romney Rally October 7, 2012 Pt. St. Lucie, Florida (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
|—||From Congressman Allen West, at his town hall meeting 3/14/2012 Lighthouse Point, Florida|
Congressman Allen West speaks at overflow crowd Broward Republican Executive Committee meeting October 17th Ft. Lauderdale
Congressman Allen West Town Hall, September 27, 2011. Notable Quotes:
“The EPA is out of control”
“We have to stop giving away benefits to those who are here illegally”
“The Arab Spring is an Arab Winter”
“We must have a balanced budget”
“The next time Ahmadinejad enters the USA, we should handcuff him.”
(photos by HankS)