The wisdom of Newt and Steve Forbes. The Dems’ BS degrees. Beck and the mainstream media. Here’s the plan. Plus more.
BEWARE OF MITT
Re: R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.’s Listening to Newt:
Happy to read your endorsement of Steve Forbes. I voted for him in the 1996 Pennsylvania primary, even though by that time he had folded his campaign. His name remained on the PA ballot — my vote was my small conservative protest.
I think conservatives should beware of Mitt Romney. Romney signed
into law the disaster that is now the health insurance/care
system of Massachusetts, which, as I understand it, resembles
Obamacare. Wouldn’t liberals love to throw that back in our faces
during a Romney candidacy?
— Melinda Bowman
“Beyond Obama’s oratorical skills…. a sinking feeling is arising.”
To answer RET’s parenthetical question, [can a sinking feeling
arise?]: Yes. Such are the oratorical skills of President
— Dan Martin
Thank you for the nod to Steve Forbes and Dick Armey. If not presidential candidates, they certainly demonstrate the depth we have for cabinet posts, west wingers, and Senators.
I hope Dick will run to fill Kay Bailey Hutchinson’s senate seat
that she is willing to toss aside in a run against Gov. Rick
Perry of Texas.
— Barbara Ann Leary
Re: Alec Mouhibian’s The BS Degree:
Higher education in the feminized West thanks to the Ivy League and its European equivalents is about inculcating ignorance and destroying Western civilization. If vaginal Harvard graduate Barack “Insane” Obama and his radical cronies in academia, the media and politics get their way, Harvard law school will one day be dedicated to the study of Sharia law and the sciences of determining who is unworthy of life and the economics of how to shatter economic prosperity while increasing the power of the oligarchy over the sheep. All the while those who are recalcitrant will be harangued to death by Obama’s death panels.
Mommas please don’t let your children grow up to be
college-educated idiots: Democrats.
— Michael Tomlinson
Jacksonville, North Carolina
STANDING AGAINST THE MIGHTY
Re: Robert Stacy McCain’s Secret Protocols of Beck’s Legions:
I am not a fan of Glenn Beck or his style. I find his delivery grating, but his information well researched and his sources are better vetted than many of the Democratic Disciples of The New Messiah. If our dear departed President Reagan were here to speak in defense of Mr. Beck, he would probably start off with, “Well, there you go again…”
Once again the Left and the Mainstream Moronic Message Media Machine forget that along with First Amendment rights come First Amendment responsibilities. (But with people like Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, Van Jones and George Soros gnawing at the Constitution, maybe they won’t have to worry about the pesky First Amendment for too long.) The press has for too long neglected its responsibly for researching information, not just repeating what is stated; impartiality and ethics require getting past the spin no matter how much it hews to popular doctrine. Too many news departments have eschewed their responsibility of distinguishing between the difference of reporting and editorializing. Once upon a time, America trusted that the news that was reported was fair and balanced.
Once again the Left, with swift and powerful assistance from the news departments around the country, uses ad homonym attacks instead of arguing the issues. Attacking the man is easy; what man among men is without imperfections? Men are born and soon they die, but truth in eternal. The coward attacks the weak, but a warrior only stands against the mighty. (William F. Buckley, a voice in the wilderness, tilted at true giants, starting with his clarion call to sanity with the publication God and Man at Yale. He did not attack the hypocritical professors by name; he denounced their poisonously flawed philosophies and responded to their personal attacks with humor, grace and sagacity.) If Beck (or El Rushbo) is misstating or misrepresenting facts and truth, staking straw men or espousing fallacy filled philosophies, debunk his words, assail his facts or make counterarguments that rip apart his logic. To do so demands research, conceptualizing and cognition. In a word, it is work. Hard work. Attacking the man is easy. Gnats do it daily.
Once again, for the Left, the problem is not the messenger,
though being telegenic and personable has been major assets since
JFK out performed RMN on television but not radio, but one of
truth and passion. The problem is not Beck, but that President
Obama bet big on health care reform, and as he loses skirmish
after skirmish, the press is well aware that The One may lose all
momentum for transforming our great country into a backwater,
socialist third world nation. The American people know the truth
and are passionately beating back the encroachment of this
administration’s overreaching, but if the liberal media can
distract the public with side shows, then maybe the Democrats can
snatch away democracy from the republic. Clearly, since the Left,
including The Titan of the Teleprompter, cannot argue their way
past Beck, they will seek to destroy him.
— I.M. Kessel