This says it all. Be sure to read all the lines, especially the last one. Hat tip: Ironic Surrealism
You just can’t make this stuff up. The racist Left just doesn’t learn and keeps accusing Republicans who support Cain of being racists who are trying to hide their racism by supporting a black man. Their true racism shines through, as they can’t see why we vote for ideas and character and not skin color. See Video: MSNBC Analyst: GOP See Herman Cain as ‘Black Man Who Knows His Place’.
What does that make the Occupy Wall Street events? Via Actual Headline: Little diversity among ‘Occupy Chicago’ protesters:
Just a reminder, this is what OWS own study showed:
81.3% are white and just 1.3% are black. By comparison whites make up just 66% of the US population and blacks make up 12.4%.
Yep, the % of blacks at the OWS rallies are 1/10 the rate of those in the general population.
But of course, Tea Party candidates are the real racists, and they hide that by strongly supporting Herman Cain.
This study found young liberals to make the least charitable contributions of all, whether in money, time or blood. Idealism in words is not idealism in deeds.
That was from Who Really Cares?, which addressed the myth that Liberals are more generous than Conservatives. This is in addition to Liberals being bad at basic economics. So other than being “generous” with other people’s money and not knowing their subject, they are doing a great job.
I’m no cheerleader for banks or credit card companies (unlike some celebrities who do ads for banks). I just know that the problems with the bailouts and the mortgage meltdown were due more to politicians than the bankers.
More frightening than any particular beliefs or policies is an utter lack of any sense of a need to test those beliefs and policies against hard evidence. Mistakes can be corrected by those who pay attention to facts but dogmatism will not be corrected by those who are wedded to a vision.
One of the most pervasive political visions of our time is the vision of liberals as compassionate and conservatives as less caring. It is liberals who advocate “forgiveness” of loans to third-world countries, a “living wage” for the poor and a “safety net” for all.
But these are all government policies — not individual acts of compassion — and the actual empirical consequences of such policies are of remarkably little interest to those who advocate them. Depending on what those consequences are, there may be good reasons to oppose them, so being for or against these policies may tell us nothing about who is compassionate or caring and who is not.
A new book, titled Who Really Cares by Arthur C. Brooks examines the actual behavior of liberals and conservatives when it comes to donating their own time, money, or blood for the benefit of others. It is remarkable that beliefs on this subject should have become conventional, if not set in concrete, for decades before anyone bothered to check these beliefs against facts.
Hat tip to Pastor Timothy for this quote by Penn Gillette:
Mitt Romney on abortion and stem cell research in his own words — Make no mistake: He is pro-legalized abortion all the way. He is not a conservative. He’s better than Obama, of course, but only marginally and in the sense that it is better to smash your thumb with a hammer four times instead of five times.
Ironic Surrealism has the best and most thorough collection of the Occupy Wall Street excesses, such as this video where a large group chants about how you can have sex with animals.
Free Advanced Pro-Life Apologetics course — Scott Klusendorf is a master at his craft. I highly encourage both sides to take these courses. Pro-lifers can use them to better defend life. Pro-aborts can use them to learn more about the other side.
The Crusades are still referred to reflexively as an alleged example of Christian excesses. While there is some truth to that, the entire story is much different. Courtesy of Stand to Reason:
Here’s a helpful article describing the real history of the Crusades. Some key facts:
- They were a defensive response to centuries of Muslim aggression.
- Attacking Jews was condemned by the Pope and never the purpose of a Crusade
- Crusaders for the most part were pious men who sacrificed a great deal to go on a crusade
Chew on this, Warren Buffett & Co.! — GOP introduces its own Buffett Rule: Add explicit donation option to tax returns. They could have done that all along, but this shines a light on their faux generosity.
Gay domestic terrorist groups are getting violent. Where is the news coverage? Where are the cries of hate crimes? Are the pro-gay groups, including the alleged Christians in that camp, guilty for inciting this? (Hey, that’s their logic if a gay ever gets hurt, as if the perpetrators just came from a Focus on the Family “Love Won Out” conference.)
Ron Paul pro-life ad — good for him!
Remember who got 20% of his 2008 funding from Wall Street and who got more from Wall Street than anyone else in the last 20 years, including George W. Bush.
President Obama tells a big lie about a teacher to advance his agenda and the media ignores it.
Video: Occupy Portland Protesters Sing “F*ck the USA” — Charming. Not surprisingly, false teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie says that supporting Portland and other “Occupy” movements is the Christian thing to do.
His public speeches are pure politics. If you can’t see that, your media of choice has left you hopelessly misinformed. He’s only trying to save one job, and that is his.
In President Barack Obama’s sales pitch for his jobs bill, there are two versions of reality: The one in his speeches and the one actually unfolding in Washington.
When Obama accuses Republicans of standing in the way of his nearly $450 billion plan, he ignores the fact that his own party has struggled to unite behind the proposal.
When the president says Republicans haven’t explained what they oppose in the plan, he skips over the fact that Republicans who control the House actually have done that in detail.
And when he calls on Congress to “pass this bill now,” he slides past the point that Democrats control the Senate and were never prepared to move immediately, given other priorities. Senators are expected to vote Tuesday on opening debate on the bill, a month after the president unveiled it with a call for its immediate passage.
To be sure, Obama is not the only one engaging in rhetorical excesses. But he is the president, and as such, his constant remarks on the bill draw the most attention and scrutiny.
The disconnect between what Obama says about his jobs bill and what stands as the political reality flow from his broader aim: to rally the public behind his cause and get Congress to act, or, if not, to pin blame on Republicans.
He is waging a campaign, one in which nuance and context and competing responses don’t always fit in if they don’t help make the case.
Alternate title: “Can a media personality say something more stupid than this? Probably not.”
A tautology is an essentially meaningless statement where all instances are true, such as, “It will rain today or it won’t.” I say without exaggeration that Janeane Garofalo’s version is that Republicans are racist for voting against a (half) black man (Obama) and they are racist for supporting Herman Cain.
It is obvious who the real racist is: Garofalo. She is so cynical that she’ll play the race card to manipulate people even though she has no evidence that Tea Partiers are racist for supporting Cain.
In an appearance on Wednesday night’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” on Current TV, Garofalo explained her theory.
“Herman Cain is probably well-liked by some of the Republicans because it hides the racist elements of the Republican Party, conservative movement and tea party movement,” Garofalo said.
“People like Karl Rove like to keep the racism very covert and so Herman Cain provides this great opportunity so he can say, ‘Look: This is not a racist anti-immigrant, anti-female, anti-gay movement. Look: We have a black man.’ And look he’s polling well and he won a straw poll.”
Note to Janeane: Please meditate on these facts . . .
- Abortion rates in the black community are 3x that of whites. Liberals want taxpayer-funded abortions, which will only increase that ratio. Republicans oppose this. How does that fit in with your “Republicans are racist and Democrats are not” meme?
- Democrats have had virtual monopolies on inner-city politics and education for over 50 years. How is that working out for black people?
- Black unemployment has gone up dramatically under President Obama. Will another half-trillion of political payoffs help reduce that?