Many thanks, Obama. The Brokaw record. Ronald Wilson Whitman? Cranky Pat Buchanan, plus more.
STUPID AND TACKY
Re: Ben Stein’s Thank You, Barack Obama:
Ben Stein pretty much nailed it in his condemnation of Obama on
who he associates with but he appeared to leave out one very
relevant statement by the “sainted” (at least by that great judge
of character Howard Dean) Van Jones. This is, as I recall, the
idiot who expressed solidarity with his “Islamic brothers” the
day after the 911 attack. Stupid, tacky, as we in the South used
to say, untimely, and oh so revealing of his true nature and
feelings. Surely the Jewish electorate will one day wake up and
support its real friends. I once heard Mona Charen lament the oft
suspicion of Evangelicals by Jews when she said essentially, “We
need to wake up, they (evangelicals) love us and support us and
we need to reciprocate such.” I also pray that someday most Black
Americans who have much more in common with Conservatives will
also awaken and vote in the real interests of America and their
own self interest.
— Jack Wheatley
Royal Oak, Michigan
Ben has lost his mind. As an Independent who voted for Reagan and
Clinton, I will assure you that the response by Republicans to
making real change in America by the Republican Party is being
noticed by rational clear-minded people. Also I will give you an
unsolicited view of what’s to come in American politics. I work
in a field that allows me to talk with people from almost all
social economic classes and the Republican Party as you see it
today is a modern day dinosaur in the middle of meteor
I will second the motion of thanks. Barack Obama has done more in
eight months to unite and motivate conservatives and promote
their values than George W. Bush did in eight years. With friends
like George W. Bush, conservatives didn’t need enemies, but now,
with enemies as incompetent as Barack Obama, they don’t need
friends. I am enjoying the change very much. Barack Obama reminds
me of the general fighting a battle in the Italian Wars of
Unification who was so incompetent that his opposite number
forbade his troops from shooting at him, in case he became a
casualty and more competent commander took over.
— Christopher Holland
While Obama has given conservatives and Republicans a lot since
he was elected, especially since taking office, the Republicans
still must find a lot: an appealing message; the testicular to
advance it; the wherewithal to understand that the country club
gentility won’t work with Democrats, liberals and leftists; and
the unity to show RINOs the door.
— C. Kenna Amos Jr.
Princeton, West Virginia
IF IT’S BROKAW FIX IT
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s Media Malpractice: Tom Brokaw’s World Implodes:
Great story. I’ll keep this one to share with my students and my
— Shannon Clark
THANK YOU, Mr. Lord. You are simply invaluable to conservative
thought and commentary. May you continue good health and to
provide such important commentary for many years to come.
— Roger Ross
Tomahawk, WisconsinThank God the truth is finally getting out
there in some manner. Jeffery Lord nails the blatant dishonesty
of not just Brokaw, but the “old Media” as well. By omission, as
well as commission, the OM have defiled, defamed, denigrated and
shamed journalism. How can Brokaw claim that the Internet is
unfiltered and mis-state the truth when they are actually running
film of the likes of Van Jones and these ACORN criminals? The
films are clear, the words are understandable, and the intent to
deceive could not be clearer. Thank you for this refreshing
rebuttal to the insipid Tom Brokaw.
— Jimmy Hall
Brilliant read, Mr. Lord, except that you left out what my Vietnam Vet husband would say was the media’s greatest failure, that of turning a winning war into a losing one, single-handedly and with great contempt. This story alone deserves our contempt. Even our enemies in North Vietnam felt they were losing the war and were stunned to read in the NYT that America was conceding defeat. That along with the horrendous behavior elicited by the public and conveniently proffered by the press, should have caused these folks to be named as Traitors and sentenced in prison.
You will find no sympathy or concern as these giants fall into bankruptcy. Not one single event clipped from the Houston Chronicle or NYT, over 40 years ago, about his company’s/Brigade’s actions was ever accurate or true. One reading the news, serving abroad, could not recognize the events put in print or spoken over the news at night. Single handedly the press conquered the military and doomed military men coming home to be vilified and reviled. May they all fall into disuse and be disrespected for slanting our news. They do not even deserve to line bird cages.
The “Meet the Press” discussion described in Jeffrey Lord’s
excellent article symbolizes the changing times. The “mainstream
media” are gone. These individuals are like the dinosaurs who, 65
million years ago, brayed ineffectively at the cold and ice that
inexorably began to engulf and immobilize them. At the present,
they’re the has-been media, destined to become fossils of bygone
— Stan Welli
A+++ Well done!
Well done, sir.
—Raymond Norum Jr.