“Work like a Third World dictator and Just put all These Guys in Jail.”

Thursday, December 13, AD 2012

“Harry Belafonte is still alive?’ was my first reaction to the above video clip in which Belafonte calls for the jailing of some Obama opponents.  I guess I would cut Belafonte some slack since he is 85, except that throughout his career he has had a soft spot in his head heart for left wing dicators.  Go here for some of his comments over the years.  I am always bemused by the fact that hard line communist fellow travelers like Belafonte are not treated with the same disdain that Nazi fellow travelers received in this nation.  Unfortunately there is a large segment of the media and academia that can always be relied upon to support any tyrant so long as the dictator mouths leftist cant and is opposed to the United States.  As for Harry, well we will always have this moment when he reached the pinnacle of his career:

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  • A commentator today on NBC said that religion mucks up the whole Christmas season.

    http://www.gopusa.com/theloft/2012/12/13/commentator-on-christmas-religion-mucks-the-whole-thing-up/?subscriber=1

    Everyone is turning against us openly and starting to advocate violence. Obama isn’t reprimanding them, either. He wants to do it.

  • How un-American Harry. And the violence in Michigan!
    After watching the Irish Brigade video on another page of this site I can’t believe how thoughtless and careless of life and American ideals some people can be.
    ” Obama isn’t reprimanding them, either. He wants to do it.” I agree with you Paul. O has gone to Michigan to cheerlead and rile the crowd.

    …and about NBC contributor saying religion mucks the whole thing up… I think her statement reflects the fact that really the war on Christmas is over. They won. Any normal store 30 years ago had a nice selection of christmas cards, wrapping paper etc with religious themes– no any more. Many places only show snow men and grinches etc… my grandkids program at school made me think of the Eskimos– how many different ways can you sing about snow. They were NOT singing about Christmas. Also most stores used to have lights on the outside of the building, displays of Christmas scenes, decorations.. the grocery stores and cafes had lights and wreaths and the bushes outside had lights draped all over them. I don’t see that now.

  • Most of us missed the symbolism in Obama’s “Plunder the Prosperous!” trip to Detroit.

    Detroit as symbol of Hope and Change: Were 2,00,000 people now 700,000 supine and desperate slugs who can’t drag themselves away. Median house price now $10,000. Yes! Best president since Carter!

  • PS: Bellafante should go and live in Cuba.

  • No, T. Shaw, Cuba is too good for Belafonte. He belongs in Norgh Korea, preferably at its nuclear weapons test facility as a laborer in service to the common good.

  • Belafonte might be an outwardly “extreme” example but this really does sum up the Left’s “liberalism is synonymous with good” politics, where no disagreement can be in good faith.

    i don’t think there’s really a parallel on the Right, which will readily characterize its ideas as conservative as opposed to posing as nonideological.

  • If Youtube isn’t wide-reaching enough to get the message out, perhaps Father Pfleger could give him an additional guest-speaker spot on Saint Sabina’s ambo.

  • PWP: Right!

    Sic semper tyrannis.

  • What is it going to take?
    I do not wish it, however will America have to become a third world in order for the majority of libs to get it! I pray not.
    As for Pauls clip; shame on her. One more example of demonic influence in msm.

  • I am 85, and I would not give him an ounce of slack. What a disgrace he has become

  • Hell, for Belafonte, would be eternity in a Castro-run prison.

  • That Belafonte is outta sight! That’s the same as saying he’s way, way over the hill.

Real Hypocrisy

Tuesday, February 7, AD 2012

President Obama’s decision to accept Super PAC funding is neither surprising or even all that upsetting.  Even though he railed against the Citizens United decision, going so far as to call out the Supreme Court Justices during his State of the Union address in a pique of feigned outrage, nobody who actually has any understanding of who Barack Obama is (meaning people smarter or at least less naive than, say, Doug Kmiec and Kathy Dahlkemper) ever doubted for one moment that he would completely reverse course on yet another promise.

Honestly, there is nothing wrong with Obama’s decision.  Not only did the Supreme Court get it right in the Citizens United case, I think that most of the campaign finance restrictions in this country are either unconstitutional or are simply bad policy choices that actually exacerbate the problems with how campaigns are financed.  Every new regulation only creates some other entity that further eliminates transparency from the process and merely complicates things unnecessarily.

What is amusing is the blatant hypocrisy, and this is one of those rare times when the term actually applies.  The word hypocrite is often thrown around incorrectly.  Jonah Goldberg has been one of the foremost crusaders against the incorrect usage of the term.  A hypocrite is not someone who claims to uphold a certain principle and then falls short of meeting the ideal.  If that were the meaning of hypocrisy, then all sin is hypocrisy.  No, a hypocrite is one who pretends to have certain virtues but who, in fact, does not posses said virtues.  We all fail to live up to our own moral standards from time to time, but the point is that we are at least trying.  Does anyone for one second really believe that Barack Obama truly doesn’t want to receive funding from corporations or wealthy donors?  Of course not.  It was a populist front meant to distract attention away from the failings of his own administration.  He was absolutely insincere at the State of the Union, and he’s been insincere on this issue from day one.  This is a guy who raked in more money from Wall Street and other financial institutions than his Republican competitor in 2008, who still collects a hefty amount from this sector, and yet who pretends to be absolutely appalled that these groups have the temerity to influence elections through their campaign contributions.

Yet there are still going to be those who act shocked – SHOCKED! – that Obama could betray his stated principles.  As the examples of Doug Kmiec and Kathy Dahlkemper show, never discount the blindness of those who just want to believe.  Darwin’s already covered this ground earlier, so I won’t belabor the point.  It just astounds me that a man can be so transparently dishonest time and time and time again, and yet there will always be obedient lapdogs ready to be fooled again.

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  • Department of “That Was Then. This Is Now.”

    In August 2010, President Obama used his weekly address to denounce the flood of attack ads run by Super-PAC’s, “shadowy groups with harmless sounding names.” He referred to them as the “corporate takeover of our democracy.”

    I can understand their concerns.

    They spread around $6 trillion in federal deficit money and the FRB shells out another $2.5 trillion in QE’s.

    And, all they have to show for it is $1 billion in the campiagn lie chest.

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