It’s Time to Make the Republican Party “Elite” Go Away by Tim Dunkin over at Canada Free Press
The assorted rabble of RINOs, insiders, and power-brokers who make up the self-styled GOP “elite” appear to be starting to panic. As it becomes less and less obvious that Mitt Romney is a sure thing to win the much-ballyhooed Michigan primary (which was once assumed to be a done deal for him), his handlers and other string-pullers within the Republican establishment seems to be looking for someone new, yet another establishment-style candidate who can be called upon to squash the incipient grassroots rebellion and retain the nomination firmly for a malleable, mushy-middle type with whom the country-club crowd can feel at ease, and for whom the conservative base of the Party will be stuck voting, against their wishes once again. Or so it would seem from this article appearing in Mediaite, citing an unnamed “top Republican Senator” saying that he will “publicly call for Jeb Bush” to step into the race and save the day for the RINOs should Romney flame out and lose Michigan to Rick Santorum’s resurgent campaign.
How very typical of them. Instead of simply accepting the choice of the actual primary voters, who have consistently rejected Romney (who has only won an outright majority in a single race so far, Mormon-heavy Nevada), whoever this might end up being, the establishment insiders are already weighing plans to circumvent the will of the Republican rank-and-file and anoint another insider replacement who has not received a single vote from a Republican primary voter this season, and who is viewed as repugnant by large swathes of this same voter base. Of course, the GOP “elite” has consistently and desperately done all in its power to avoid having a real conservative possibly win the nomination this year.
It is well-known that after 2008, Romney’s operatives played a large role in the demonization of Sarah Palin, working to defame and ridicule her to the point where she would be radioactive to the majority in a shallow, superficial electorate. The reason? Prevent her from being a serious rival for the nomination that Romney had been running for nonstop since 2006. In this, Romney’s people had the open and willing collusion of so-called “conservative” establishment types, folks more concerned about keeping the inner circle closed than in actually appealing to the unwashed masses of conservative voters, both inside and outside the Republican Party. And this year, so it went with other conservative candidates, who each in turn found themselves the target of vicious attack ads from insider-funded PACs, personal smears, lies and inventions, and all the rest of the arsenal of dirty, personal destruction politics as they rose to the top of heap and polled better than the establishment good-boy Mitt Romney. Herman Cain, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich – all received “the treatment.” They’ve tried to give it to Rick Santorum, but have been unsuccessful so far in making it really stick.
Here Comes Obama's 3 AM Phone Call by James Lewis over at American Thinker
In the next 60 days Obama's presidential career will finally meet that concrete wall of reality. He will either fail or survive. Trouble is, he might take many innocent people with him if he fails.
So far, the most hyped-up and unqualified president in US history has shown no capacity at all to act, in the face of a do-or-die challenge. This is the ultimate test of character, the one that John F. Kennedy met well enough in the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. This is the test that Jimmy Carter failed so miserably that Ronald Reagan beat him handily in the following election. This is the same test of reality that every single Democratic Administration has tried to avoid; it's the reason why Bill Clinton refused to do anything about Osama Bin Laden when he had four separate chances to take him out.
This time, abject apologies to ranting Pakistani mobs will not make a smidgen of difference. Even Axelrod's disinformation campaigns can't save Obama now, because that 3 am phone call is almost sure to come by April Fool's Day of 2012, when the real fool will stand revealed to the world.
Obama Dancing on Bible Pantomimes Crazed Reign of Tamburlaine the Great by Kelly O'Connell over at Canada Free Press
Don’t be shocked that Barack has a literary precursor birthed during the turbulent Tudor age in all its manic creativity and grandeur. First modern playwright Christopher Marlowe, whose demons eventually overcame prodigious dramatic gifts, is a fitting author for the backdrop of the sordid tale of Barack Obama. Predating Shakespeare’s feats, Marlowe’s epic Tamburlaine the Great is the story of an unprincipled, megalomaniac, demented ruler whose psyche breaks as his demise is delivered. At the end of this superb play, King Tamburlaine throws down the Koran in an ill-fated and cursed symbol of his war against God. For immediately after this portentous act, and his plan to conquer the world, he is suddenly struck dead.
Obama utterly reverses Tamburlaine by tossing down the Bible, America’s source book, trampling and tearing it asunder, before bowing down to pagan Muslim kings. At the same time, instead of seeking to conquer the world, Barack first embarked upon ruinous economic spending which then justified massive slashing of the American military. This essay examines the reigns of Barack versus Tamburlaine the Great.