Why weren’t black Republicans or conservatives invited to the MLK March on Washington commemoration in DC today?


From the Washington Examiner today:

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., the only black person serving in the United States Senate, wasn’t invited to the event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s march on Washington, though a host of Democratic luminaries spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. “Senator Scott was not invited to speak at the event,” Greg Blair, a spokesman for the South Carolina lawmaker,…

Apparently George W Bush was invited but is recovering from surgery…..aside from his invite, it appears that the invites went mostly to Democratic “luminaries”…not successful black people from all walks of life and politics.

To my knowledge a host of very notable conservatives/Republicans who are black were overlooked. Why weren’t they allowed to speak and share their experiences and insight?  I have a feeling that if they had been allowed to speak , we would have witnessed a reaction that might have proven that most of today’s message was more about validating leftist politics and victimhood than about the overcoming of injustices to blacks and the courage of Dr. MLK Jr….

A few include*:

JC Watts: In 1994, the first African-American Republican U.S. Representative from south of the Mason-Dixon line since Reconstruction. Pastor and college quarterback star at University of Oklahoma.

Condoleeza Rice – first female African-American secretary of state

Clarence Thomas – 2nd black Supreme Court judge, grew up poor in Savannah, the only black in his high school. He left priesthood seminary after MLK was killed because he “thought the church did not do enough about racism.”

Herman Cain – successful business man, Presidential candidate, radio host and was raised in “The Bluff” area of Atlanta where Dr. King lived at one time.

Mia Love – spoke at Republican convention, was mayor of Sarasota Springs, Utah and the first female Haitian-American elected official in Utah County, Utah

* most of this info came from a quick perusal at Wikipedia….not in-depth info, but enough to gather some of the high points of their accomplishments.

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@jackmcoldcuts, “I’m Angry”, too, about Obama’s fiascos in #Libya and #Egypt


All day, I’ve been wanting to sum up my thoughts about the anniversary of 9-11 yesterday and the events surrounding it.

News of the terrorism in Libya and Egypt and the death of our ambassador in Libya ( and 3 other Americans) made me angry.  News of Obama’s refusal to meet with Netanyahu added to my anger.

The further frothing at the mouth of the MSM (and proof of MSM collaboration against Romney) because Romney dared to criticize the empty foreign policy of the “Empty Chair” president sent my thoughts and anger in high gear today.

I am disgusted at a President who used military force, without Congressional approval and against the War Powers Act, in order to remove Gaddafi from Libya and to aid in the ouster of Mubarak in Egypt—-both less-than-stellar men, but leaders who, at least, were mostly in sync with America  in the region.  Now Obama’s so-called “Arab Spring” has turned into a nasty, ruthless “Winter”…..and the Obama administration defends the perpetrators of violence (the one’s he allowed into power) by apologizing for American free speech.  Those perpetrators later murdered our ambassador and other Americans.

But I’m not sure anything further I can write will top what Ace of Spades blogger Jack M. (@jackmcoldcuts) expressed.  Without further adieu and in its entirety:

I was watching the “news” accounts of the ongoing Obama-fiasco in Libya and Egypt this morning, and I couldn’t help but come to one headline/twitter friendly conclusion:

“Obama Apologized. American Ambassador Eulogized. First Amendment Marginalized.”

Perhaps I should add a subsidiary clause to the phrase: maybe something like “Media Sanitized” in reference to the way they are scrambling to protect their precious president as he speaks softly and stumblingly slams his little stick in the Muslim Brotherhood’s front door.

But I’m not writing this post to focus on media bias. Others do that, and they do it better than I do. I’m writing this post for a different reason.

I’m angry.

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I’m angry at a hypocritical, feckless President who personally spikes the football over Bin Laden’s death while his state department apologizes to Islamists for the exertion of similar First Amendment rights by other Americans who aren’t lucky enough to be anointed god-kings.

I’m angry that a posturing, empty-suit of a president lectures Americans on “denigrating religious views” when he is on record as referring to Americans of faith as “bitter clingers”, and when he has campaign surrogates attacking his opponent for being a Mormon.

I’m angry that our stroke-addled, possibly brain-damaged Vice President describes 9/11 as a “bittersweet” day, as our embassies are burning and Americans are being killed.

I’m angry over the fact that we spent blood and treasure in Obama’s “Lead from Behind Libyan Adventure” only to see our Ambassador murdered and dragged thru the streets by the very people Obama placed in power.

I’m angry that we helped force an ally out in Egypt knowing he’d be replaced  with an Al-Qaeda friendly government that enjoyed watching its minions take the first symbolic opportunity they had to burn our flag and replace it with Al-Qaeda’s.

I’m angry that at a time when Al-Qaeda’s flag flies over the Cairo embassy, the mis-administration prepares to forgive over $1 BILLION in Egyptian debt.

I’m angry that “Pimp With A Limp” gets to talk to the president, while Bibi Netanyahu, whose allied country faces a potential nuclear annihilation, gets to talk to the hand.

I’m angry that the gut instinct of this mis-Administration is to sympathize with and excuse those who hold our fundamental values in contempt as those same people actively seek any pretext they can find to slaughter us where we stand.

I’m angry that the mis-Administration’s paltry response to a region-wide attack on America, which is, incidentally, what this is, is to deploy 50 Marines to Libya and jet-off to a Vegas fundraiser while preparing a top-ten list for Letterman’s show.

I’m angry that the cornerstone freedoms of speech and religious liberty enshrined in our Constitution are so routinely dismissed and mocked by this mis-Administration. 1st Amendment freedom of speech? “Not if it hurts feelings” we are told. Freedom of religion? “Not if it stands between our mis-Administration and giving Sandra Fluke a free abortion should she want one” we are hectored.

But with four Americans dead, our flag burning, and our embassies trashed, you know what really makes me angry?

Our president isn’t.

Think about that fact.

Our president isn’t. He read a bland and bloodless set of prepared remarks for 10 minutes, hid behind Hillary Clinton’s ever-widening skirt, took no questions, and then thought the best thing he could do would be to hit the Vegas strip.

The truth is this: yesterday I read that the President’s team came out swinging against the “2016:Obama’s America” movie.

They didn’t like the way the president was portrayed. So they attacked Dinesh D’souza and, for some reason, Tea Partiers.

Here is the language they used on BarackObama.com:

“It should say enough about D’Souza’s credibility that a movie catering to the Tea Party attacks someone for allegedly ‘anti-colonial’ views,” the entry reads. “His attempts to hide his lies behind pseudo-scholarly presentation and glossy production values cannot withstand basic scrutiny. The facts show that 2016: Obama’s America is nothing more than an insidious attempt to dishonestly smear the President by giving intellectual cover to the worst in subterranean conspiracy theories and false, partisan attacks.”

That’s tougher than anything Obama said in response to the death of an American ambassador, his staff, or the attack on our embassy grounds.

Which I guess suggests a lesson of sorts. Like those who attacked our embassies and killed our personnel, Obama seems to get riled up by movies that make a point of smearing a self-proclaimed false-messianic prophet.

We can do better. We have to do better. I’m doing all I can to vent my anger into something constructive. I hope you’ll join me.

Russian warships at DNC? Really? #DNC #Obama


Does no one in the Democratic Party have a grasp on our military and its history?

While retired Adm. John Nathman, a former commander of Fleet Forces Command, honored vets as America’s best, the ships from the Russian Federation Navy were arrayed like sentinels on the big screen above.

Source: Navy Times

This is what you get, I suppose, Admiral, when you choose to support the anti-military party in America.

Waiting on the MSM to cover this major gaffe…..in 3…2…1…

Quotes from President “Made in the USA” #Obamagaffes #Obama


(Source: HotAir.com)

While perusing the internet this morning, I found a great collection of quotes from Obama over the last several years.  It just takes a read through them to understand that this is a President who should never be included in the next edition of “Our Quotable Presidents” or “Great Americans in Their Own Words.”Just this weekend, Obama declared……..

“We can create a million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years, because we’re selling goods around the world stamped with three proud words: Made in the USA.”

At least Obama’s poor math is consistent….He can’t count words and he can’t count how many fewer people are employed now compared to when he took office.

So here is a greatest hits of Barack Hussein Obama quotes:

“I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.” — Barack Obama

“You got into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” — Barack Obama

“Junkie. Pothead. That’s where I’d been headed: the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man. Except the highs hadn’t been about that, me trying to prove what a down brother I was. Not by then, anyway. I got high for just the opposite effect, something that could push questions of who I was out of my mind, something that could flatten out the landscape of my heart, blur the edges of my memory. I had discovered that it didn’t make any difference whether you smoked reefer in the white classmate’s sparkling new van, or in the dorm room of some brother you’d met down at the gym, or on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids who had dropped out of school and now spent most of their time looking for an excuse to brawl. …You might just be bored, or alone. Everybody was welcome into the club of disaffection.” — Barack Obama

As Sen. Hillary Clinton was preparing to campaign here today, Sen. Barack Obama was meeting with voters at a diner and apparently pretty hungry.

“Why can’t I just eat my waffle?” he said, when asked a foreign policy question by a reporter at the Glider Diner. — Barack Obama

“The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn’t. But she is a typical white person…” — Barack Obama

“You know, the truth is that right after 9/11, I had a (flag) pin. Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we’re talking about the Iraq war, that became a substitute for, I think, true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security, I decided I won’t wear that pin on my chest…” — Barack Obama

“And if that child should ever get the chance to travel the world and someone should ask her where is she from, we believe that she should always be able to hold her head high with pride in her voice when she answers, ‘I am an American.’ That is the course we seek. That is the change we are calling for.” — Barack Obama

That last one there, I think, is disgusting and is quite in sync with the view that Dinesh D’Souza outlines in his blockbuster documentary 2016: Obama’s America. A part of that view, paraphrased, is that ‘America is bad as she is and that America needs to be knocked down a notch or two in the world….then everyone will see the goodness in America.’

You can see more of the worst Presidential quotes in history here from Obama…and some from Biden, too!

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Dems BOO God and Jerusalem – this is who they are! #DNC #tcot #God #Jerusalem


Up until today, the Democratic platform for 2012 excluded any reference to God and did not state that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

OK – so we all know that today’s Democrats want God out of all of our lives and we know that the Obama administration doesn’t believe Jerusalem is the capital of Israel or, at best, believes it is not yet decided!

So excluding God and Jerusalem from the DNC platform seems true to Democrat values.

Stop the tapes…..TODAY at the DNC, a vote was taken to restore God and Jerusalem to the platform.

From Yahoo.news:

Democratic big-wigs faced an embarrassing revolt Wednesday as they put references to God and Jerusalem’s status back in the November election platform despite strong opposition from members.

Amid boos at the DNC (booing God and Israel, by the way), opposition to the change seemed to be stronger than those for it, but the bumbling  Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa adopted it anyway.

So why the change of heart by Dem leadership?  Because they don’t want God in our country and they don’t support Jerusalem as the capital of Israel….but they can’t “preach” it.  Once the GOP pounced on their platform omissisions, these core beliefs were out there for the “undecideds” and “moderates” to see!
Politics is what motivates them, folks….not values, not the people, not their own delegates…..but VOTES.

But thanks in large part to the influence of Jewish voters in key battleground states like Florida, relations with Israel are a hot button issue in US elections.

and

The revisions came as Obama struggles to win support from white working-class voters, many of whom have strong religious beliefs, and as Republicans try to woo Jewish voters and contributors away from the Democratic Party. Republicans claimed the platform omissions suggested Obama was weak in his defense of Israel and out of touch with mainstream Americans.

Of course, true to their values about God and Israel, Republicans included God and Jerusalem in their platform last week.  And Romney had something to say about the political switcheroo at the DNC today:

GOP officials argued that not taking a position on Jerusalem’s status in the party platform raised questions about Obama’s support for the Mideast ally. Romney said omitting God “suggests a party that is increasingly out of touch with the mainstream of the American people.”

“I think this party is veering further and further away into an extreme wing that American’s don’t recognize,” Romney said.

That last quote is an understatement….The DNC is so far left it’s going to meet up with the Republicans on the other side if their not careful. 🙂

And Romney’s spokeswoman rightfully calls Obama out on his flip-flop anti-Israel stance:

“Mitt Romney has consistently stated his belief that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel,” said Andrea Saul, Romney’s spokeswoman. “President Obama has repeatedly refused to say the same himself. Now is the time for President Obama to state in unequivocal terms whether or not he believes Jerusalem is Israel’s capital.”

Ace of Spades summed up the Democrat platform and convention nicely:

Democrats 2012: Yay abortion! Boo God!

Do the events of the Costa Concordia indicate a sign of the times?


I know I am not the only one to wonder about this, but do the events after the capsizing of the Costa Concordia indicate a sign of the times?

I am speaking most specifically about the behaviors of those on board and those in charge.

We have a leader that, it appears, did everything possible to preserve his own backside, while he willfully allowed passengers to fend for themselves and, for some, to die.
We have citizens on board who, from some accounts, seem to have taken the “every man for himself” attitude quite literally.

It was 100 years ago this year that the Titanic sank.  From many accounts of that event, the evacuation mostly included women and children, the captain went down with the ship and many men died in order to save their families.

This year, in a similar disaster, we have reports of men racing to the front to get on the lifeboats, pregnant women forced to stay onboard, and the captain leaving ship while others are evacuated.

There is a report that the captain was “showboating” and was too close to the shore which may have caused the entire disaster.

In a time when our political leaders, like the captain, have abandoned their principles and what is best for our country, and many citizens have soaked in the class warfare of “what’s yours should  be mine”—-can we really be surprised at the behavior of people on a sinking ship?

Blogger Pundit and Pundette says it out loud on a recent blog post: What a difference a century makes“.

Men refused to prioritise women, expectant mothers and children as they pushed themselves forward to escape. Crew ignored their passengers – leaving ‘chefs and waiters’ to help out. [. . .]
‘I was standing by the lifeboats and men, big men, were banging into me and knocking the girls. It was awful. There was a total lack of organisation. There was no one telling people where to go.
‘And when we finally got into a lifeboat, people, grown men, were trying to jump into the boat. I thought, if they land in here we are going to capsize.

And the captain abandoned the ship and boarded a lifeboat while the evacuation of 4200 people was underway.

In a translation released by Reuters, Gregorio De Falco, the port captain at Livorno, is heard ordering Schettino – who said he was in a lifeboat – back to the Costa Concordia:

Coast Guard: “Listen Schettino, there are people trapped on board. Now you need to go on your life boat, under the bow of the ship on the side. There is a ladder. You need to climb up the ladder and board the ship. Get on board and report to me how many people there are. Is that clear?. . . .

Schettino: “At this moment the ship is tilted.”

Coast Guard: “I understand. Listen, there are people who are coming down the ladder on the bow. Go back in the opposite direction, get back on the ship, and tell me how many people there are and what they have on board. . . . Tell me if there are children, women and what type of help they need. And you tell me the number of each of these categories. Is that clear? . . . Listen Schettino, perhaps you have saved yourself from the sea but I will make you look very bad. I will make you pay for this. Dammit, go back on board!”

Schettino: “Please . . . “

Although, the CBS News article says the captain may not have acted as heinously as it first appears, one still has to wonder about the character of a captain who leaves the ship while thousands are still aboard.

Still yet, their the report that the entire accident may have occurred due to “showboating” that the captain apparently approved:

The cruise operator has said Schettino strayed from the ship’s authorized course into waters too close to the perilous reef.

The nautical version of a “fly by” was apparently a favor to the chief waiter who is from Giglio and whose parents live on the island, local media reported. Prosecutor Francesco Verusio called Schettino’s maneuver “reckless” and “inexcusable.”

But, perhaps, all is not lost.  From the CBS News article:

Corriere della Sera also reportsthat the crew mutinied, ordering passengers into lifeboats before the captain issued an abandon ship order.

And the captain has been arrested and faces potential charges of manslaughter.

What a tragedy for the families affected by this catastrophe….and a tragedy for society.

Our Trojan Horse President….


Obama bows to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Trojan Horse (definition):
concealed stratagem: somebody or something that is meant to disrupt, undermine, subvert, or destroy an enemy or rival, especially somebody or something that operates while concealed within an organization.

They say truth is stranger than fiction.

And as Robert Knight at the Washington Times points out, writing a novel about a President whose goal is to undermine the USA could never match the real thing we have in Barack Hussein Obama.

As we begin 2012, it is imperative that we remember the damage that this President has unleashed upon our country.  He must be removed from office….and this is the year we must do it.

Knights article is a great reminder of so many of the appalling things Obama has done in three years….for which much of the media and many Americans have given him a pass…

I was thinking about writing a novel about what might happen if a man who hates America and wants to bring it down is somehow elected president. What would he do?……

…….First, the Trojan Horse president would initiate unprecedented spending, driving the debt up by more than $4 trillion just in the first three years. Much of the money would go into the pockets of political supporters and people who donate heavily to his campaigns…….

……….(He would)  Ship hundreds of taxpayer-purchased firearms to Mexican drug gangs in order to frame law-abiding gun sellers in Texas. When the Fast and Furious weapons are used to kill U.S. and Mexican lawmen, the attorney general will pretend he didn’t know about the program until very recently and is shocked, shocked! The attorney general will claim that critics of this criminally insane policy are motivated by racial animus against him and the president. After all, this worked when anyone questioned why the president’s college and medical records were sealed or why he attended a Marxist minister’s church for 20 years and hung out with known terrorists.

He would appoint Supreme Court justices who believe in a “living Constitution,” which means they can ignore its plain meaning when it interferes with their ideological agenda.

He would stack the National Labor Relations Board with union hacks who would do unspeakable things such as order a major company (Boeing) not to open a new factory in a right-to-work state (South Carolina) in the middle of the worst recession since the Great Depression. If he got away with that, he would go ahead and strengthen a crony socialist system reminiscent of Mussolini’s Italy or Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela that subsidizes “winners” such as Solyndra.

Finally, throughout his tenure, he would employ the Marxist rhetoric of class warfare, blame “the wealthy” and make more Americans dependent on government checks. He would sucker Republican leaders into secret meetings and emerge to accuse them of wanting to raise taxes on all but the rich.

Read it all  here.