It’s not easy protesting outside in Florida in the summer but that didn’t stop several patriots from facing the heat to stand up for our national sovereignty. To be very honest, I only stayed for about an hour, while just about everyone else I spoke with had been there for the entire time (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.).
Suffice it to say, these patriots have had it with the permanent political class destroying the Republic. I love being with Tea Party activists because they understand that the Republican Party is a bigger enemy than the Left. Even though they hate their own base (which they believe is comprised of nativist yahoos) they still fool quite a few on our side by co-opting the language of limited government when it suits their purposes (e.g. winning elections to hold onto political power). Someone told me Melbourne will be receiving a shipment of illegal children next week. It seems to me our local and state officials should fight against it. Will they?
For all of those who accuse us of being “heartless” and “un-Christian” where is your outrage at the governments south of the border who are happy to exploit these innocent kids in collusion with the totally corrupt Obama administration and entrenched D.C. insiders? Where is your critical analysis? Don’t you wonder why this is happening NOW? If not, you should. And spare some compassion for innocent American children whose ancestors came here the right way, with the intention of assimilating into American life and culture — not to further drain our welfare system and public schools (the former of which needs serious reform, and the latter of which needs to be completely returned to state and local control). American kids (citizens and legal immigrants) are the ones most vulnerable to disease with a new school year about to begin. Doesn’t it make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that diseases this country eradicated are now infecting it again?
All very true. But where is the meaningful opposition from elected members of the GOP?
Just say NO to amnesty and YES to securing our borders NOW.
My co-workers and I set up our TPV tent bright and early at 7 a.m. today at FIT, where Obama spoke at around 11:30 a.m. (supposed to be 10 a.m. but I guess he was fashionably late) to recruit more members to our website. Since I am posting this on my personal blog, where I post my personal opinions, here are a few observations:
The Tea Party and Pro-Israel groups were out in full-force. When we arrived, they were already standing on each of the four corners of the intersection and by the time it was about 10 a.m., they numbered somewhere between 250-300. Keep it mind, it’s September in Florida, which means it is HOT. Even though we thankfully enjoyed a nice breeze much of the day, it was still a long, sweltering morning.
The God/Jerusalem fiasco at the DNC has really hit a nerve with many. Although a few of the folks brandishing the Israeli flags had once been, or still are Democrats, they will be voting for Romney in the fall.
The Obama Zombies/Big Government lovers are not going to change. It was actually stunning to witness in person how willing and eager so many are to become slaves of the government — funded with money earned by society’s producers of course.
Tea Party patriots chanted “USA! USA!” while Obama Zombies chanted the name of Dear Leader. The patriots also sang God Bless America and chanted other things like “No more years!” and “Obama Must Go!”
Early in the day, I saw an older woman who was an Obama supporter wearing a T-shirt that read, “I Love Medicare”. Since I was wearing official company clothing, branded with our logo, it took every ounce of restraint I had not to scream at her: “Then why are you supporting the guy who’s decimating it for his socialized medicine farce???”
Tea Party/Romney/Israel supporters carried clever, homemade signs while Obama supporters walked around with campaign-sanctioned placards bearing the word “FORWARD”. Many sported buttons and shirts featuring Barack and Michelle. Of the homemade signs my favorites were: “God and Jerusalem Always in my Platform” and “Obama Lied, NASA Died”.
That sometimes no matter how hard you try, you simply cannot overcome emotion with logic. I witnessed many patient patriots trying to talk sense with the Obama drones, informing them of history (e.g. that the Republican Party was formed as an abolitionist party, what happens when countries adopt socialism, etc)
A large number of Obama supporters — both black and white — are clearly basing their vote on race, not substance or character. I overheard a few conversations to that effect and accusations of “racism” hurled at the patriot groups in attendance. One woman screamed at a Tea Party guy for several minutes about how “disrespectful” his mere presence as an opponent of Obama’s policies was at this event. Guess she’s not a big fan of the First Amendment.
A large number of Obama supporters feel entitled to the fruits of others’ labors and are not afraid to proclaim it. One young guy was walking though the crowd shouting, “I need to go to college!” Guess he’s never heard of getting a loan at a bank, or working while putting himself through school. Obviously his parents don’t give a damn about helping their own child obtain a college degree. I mean, why bother when you can just elect a government that will make attending college a “right”, funded by all of those hard-working bitter clingers?
Check out the photos below:
Early in the morning, they began arriving.
Always a thrill to see the Gadsden Flag!
Patriots made a good showing in support of Israel, limited government and freedom.
It’s coming up on three years since I met the lovely, talented Ava Aston and first heard her wonderful song We The People. So I figured it was a good time to repost the video and re-energize the souls of patriot warriors. For more about Ava, check out my Patriot Woman To Know feature story and her website AvaAston.com.
ABC News reporter Brian Ross committed what used to be a fatal mistake to a journalist’s career: He blurted out a wild, unsubstantiated, speculative observation that hadn’t been vetted by anyone and was explosively political at the same time.
On Good Morning America, ABC News’ Brian Ross and George Stephanolpoulos suggested that the Tea Party might be connected to the mass shootings early this morning in an Aurora, CO theater during a screening of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. The mainstream media attempted to blame the Tea Party for the Tuscon shootings in January 2011, shortly after Republicans swept the midterm elections. Now, in the critical 2012 elections, the mainstream media seems poised to do the same–and ABC News has led the way.
Here is the exchange between ABC News chief investigator Brian Ross and host George Stephanopoulos about apparent suspect James Holmes:
Stephanolpoulos: I’m going to go to Brian Ross. You’ve been investigating the background of Jim Holmes here. You found something that might be significant.
Ross: There’s a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado, page on the Colorado Tea party site as well, talking about him joining the Tea Party last year. Now, we don’t know if this is the same Jim Holmes. But it’s Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado.
Stephanolpoulos: Okay, we’ll keep looking at that. Brian Ross, thanks very much.
How interesting that Ross and ABC News should think to look to the Tea Party website first–and to broadcast politically volatile information without verifying if that “Jim Holmes” is the same as the suspect.
The “Jim Holmes” page on the Colorado Tea Party website is advertising an event with Middle East commentator Brigitte Gabriel next Thursday, July 26–hardly the behavior of a man who expected to be committing a deadly crime on July 20 for which he would certainly be apprehended and might not survive.
Look for more scapegoating from the mainstream media and the Democrats in the hours and days to follow.
And as a dire consequence of the sycophant media’s rush to judgment on a large swath of Americans and one innocent man in particular, that innocent man is now facing death threats:
As Twitchy reported this morning, ABC’s Brian Ross shamefully tried to tie the Tea Party into the Aurora shooting tragedy. By doing so, he falsely accused a Tea Party member named James Holmes as being the suspect. Mr. Holmes has now had to turn his phone off, due to all the threats he is receiving.
I tweeted @ABC and @BrianRoss and asked them if they are proud of themselves for putting a blameless man in mortal danger in their zeal to exploit a criminal and tragic event in order to score cheap political points. They do have a president in the White House to re-elect you know!
Obama’s media lapdogs are utterly depraved — just like his supporters who instead of showing restraint and decency, turned the president’s remarks on the Colorado crime into a campaign rallying cry:
We’ll be adding this to the list of rant-worthy topics on CRF Radio tomorrow night!
UPDATE: Via Nice Deb, could the shooter actually be a member of the Occupy crowd or is he just crazy?
Any latent interest in ever watching his show again was squelched after he devoted an entire segment to trashing Sarah Palin for allegedly not answering his questions when in reality he wouldn’t let her finish. Bill got annoyed at Palin for having the guts to nicely put him in his place so she could — you know — actually speak and put forth her opinion in an interview on his show. So naturally his bruised ego compelled him to elaborate on the incident a few days later with Chris Wallace.
Listen to Mark Levin’s excellent take-down of the “8 pm-er” here:
Never mind that the reason hosts invite guests onto their programs is to give them an opportunity to speak, at least in theory. I get the “No Spin Zone” schtick, but for Bill that apparently means denying the guest the courtesy of fully completing an answer before rebutting or agreeing.
Anyway, it’s not surprising that Bill couldn’t wait to devote a segment tonight to the GOP’s alleged snub of Palin at the RNC, which I’ve already noted would be a HUGE mistake, if true. And once again, he was completely dishonest in accusing Palin of “trashing” Romney. Yes, she like many other conservatives supported another candidate. And in interviews when prompted, she offered her suggestions as to how Romney could connect with the base of the party.
Last night on The O’Reilly Factor, guest host Monica Crowley interviewed a “GOP strategist” named Jennifer Millerwise Dyck about the repulsive Vanity Fair hit-job on Governor Palin. Normally an excellent challenger, Crowley unfortunately dropped the ball when Millerwise Dyck claimed that Governor Palin should stop engaging in “wars of words” with David Letterman and instead focus on energy issues and the business of her state. Ms. Millerwise Dyck is flat-out wrong on so many levels, it is hard to know where to start.
I suppose the fact that Governor Palin’s natural gas pipeline victory, “an historic achievement” to quote Palin directly, is of no consequence to out-of-touch Beltway types, nor is her recent visit to Kosovo and address to Camp Bondsteel soldiers an example of credible leadership and foreign diplomacy. During the interview last night, I waited for Crowley to rebut Millerwise Dyck with both of these examples, but unfortunately she chose not to do so.
Then there’s the matter of Palin’s Runner’s World magazine interview, which seems to have ticked off more than one alleged conservative female, at least on Facebook. One would think the Governor of Alaska had posed on a beach in a string bikini, or in a centerfold in Playboy the way some of these females are carrying on. Of course, these women do so under the guise of concern for Palin’s “credibility” in the media.
Oh really? Gee, I’d thought the media had already lost whatever remaining shred of credibility it had left after Washington Post reporter Eli Zaslow rhapsodized over Obama’s glistening pectoral muscles:
“The sun glistened off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weightlifting sessions each week, and a body toned by regular treadmill runs and basketball games.”
Keep in mind that this was FIVE months before Governor Palin made her final decision not to seek the presidency. Governor Palin was still in the process of contemplating a run at that point. To suggest that she was using the presidential election to boost her profile, is to not understand how large her profile is. Madden was obviously trying to “poison the well” by suggesting to Republican voters that her motives for mulling a White House bid were insincere. It was an underhanded thing to do.
So, what are the odds that many of the “anonymous” attacks against Governor Palin from team Romney, actually came directly from Kevin Madden? If you look at his history of on-air statements, and his reputation, it’s not a very far-fetched notion.
The Romney campaign is trying to give off the appearance that they are getting their camp in order to settle the stomachs of GOP donors. Perhaps elevating an individual, who is known to many base Conservatives an an under-handed, trash-talking opportunist, isn’t the best way to go about that. In fact, you might consider that a “politically dumb” move.
But neither O’Reilly nor either of his guests tonight, one of whom was the wonderful conservative actress/author/blogger/radio host Janine Turner bothered to mention the Romney surrogates’ harsh treatment of Palin, perpetuating the false notion that supporting another candidate in a primary and pointing out Mitt Romney’s political weaknesses when prompted in interviews are tantamount to “trashing” him. To her credit, Janine did strongly recommend that Palin have a prominent role at the RNC for the sake of unity and “putting all the puzzle pieces together” — a sentiment with which I wholeheartedly agree. Come to think of it, it’s a miracle Janine managed to get a word in edgewise as Bill immediately cut her off from the moment she began to respond to his first question.
However, it would have been nice if the interview had truly been “fair and balanced”. Will post video when I locate it.