Did Hollywood “genius” Morgan Freeman see the Florida straw poll?


GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, right, disputed actor Morgan Freeman's, left, claim on Friday that the Tea Party is 'a racist thing.'(pics: Jason Kempin/Getty; Joe Burbank/Pool)

Just wondering…did Morgan Freeman, the Hollywood Whiz Kid*, happen to take a look at the Florida Straw Poll on Saturday?

Herman Cain, a black man, won that straw poll largely from the support of the Tea Party.

Morgan Freeman said on CNN last week that members of the Tea Party are racists willing to do  whatever they can to “get this black man” (Obama) out of the White House.

The only racist I see is Morgan Freeman…..

Herman Cain responds:

“Most of the people that are criticizing the Tea Partiers about having a racist  element, they have never been to a Tea Party………Name calling is something that is going to continue in this because they don’t  know how to stop this movement and this movement is making a big difference in  politics.”

Amen!  Freeman is right about one thing….the Tea Party wants the President out of the White House.

Not because of his race, but rather based on:

So, Mr. Freeman, race is not the issue as proven in Florida….but for some reason it is an issue with you and many like you.

Why don’t you attend a Tea Party (as Herman Cain suggests) before spreading your nastiness?…and then….well….

Get. Over. It.

*sarcasm

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Classic: Herman Cain circa 1994 puts the hurt on Bill Clinton’s arrogance and health plan


Herman Cain - GOP 2012 Presidential hopeful (Pic: Harold Daniels, The Atlantic)

On the heels of Herman Cain’s good performance in Thursday’s debate and his landslide victory in the Florida straw poll on Saturday, much attention is being focused on him.

That focus includes this 1990’s era video depicting Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, asking a question about healthcare costs at a Bill Clinton townhall when Clinton was President. This exchange took place in 1994 during Clinton’s big push for the disaster government health plan that was “Hillarycare”.

Herman Cain certainly puts the hurt on Bill Clinton’s health plan in this video.  Not only that, watch the entire video and you see the arrogance of Clinton and his viewpoint ( and most big government liberals)

Basically Herman Cain discusses how Clinton’s healthcare initiative for business was not doable and, without going into it, how it can not be sustained without job losses and some businesses leaving the market entirely.

(If the video doesn’t play, you can go to the video here.)

What is interesting is how Clinton professes to tell Cain that if all businesses have to endure the extra cost of Hillarycare, then they’ll essentially all be in the same boat.  Cain quite clearly and respectfully states how that thinking is inaccurate and, for his business alone, would require 3 times the “top line sales” to meet the costs and maintain their meager profit.

The Atlantic article on Cain from March, 2011 actually goes further basically calling Cain the saboteur of Clinton’s ill-informed healthcare aims:

 In 1994, Cain, then still CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, participated in a town-hall meeting that Bill Clinton held to drum up support for his flagging health-care plan. He challenged the president’s claim that restaurateurs would bear only a marginal new cost. Clinton objected, but Cain wouldn’t relent. “I’d had my financial people run the numbers,” he told me. The Wall Street Journal published them, and after Clinton’s plan collapsed, Newsweek identified Cain as one of its “saboteurs”—a badge of honor, especially among conservatives today.

This video is good for many reasons:

1) It shows the business understanding and knowledge of Herman Cain.

2) It shows the arrogance of Bill Clinton and, thus, his wife who tried and failed at a healthcare takeover.

3) It gives a good reminder why we don’t need either Clinton, Bill or Hillary, ever running this country again.

4) It gives a clear view of the liberal mindset on big government.  i.e. Force the business to provide healthcare they can’t afford and just ask the business to raise their prices “like everyone” else in order to cover the mandated government cost.  No thought to job loss, market dynamics, profit margin, nor the choices of the company….government should have the say.  That’s how these people think.

Frankly, it occurred to me while watching the video…Clinton dares to tell a CEO that they can simply charge more for their services (in so many words) which inevitably leads to more money out of the pockets of consumers.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a pizza company or a semiconductor business….the price of products have a great chance of increasing when government makes mandates on that company.

So, why have the government involved at all?  Clinton believes that consumers can bear those extra costs for products and services.  So why doesn’t he just ask the consumer to pay for their own healthcare?  Of course, Clinton is not taking into account any market dynamics that will change when costs are raised….but if he really thinks the consumer has that much “extra cash” couldn’t they just buy their own healthcare, if they wish, in the free market and forget all of the regulations on the business?

We all know the answer.  Hillarycare, just like Obamacare, was all about government controls, not about affordable healthcare.  Funneling that “extra cash” through the business via government mandates is THE solution in the mind of a liberal.  Better yet, funneling that extra cash to the government is ideal in the liberal’s world.

It never occurs to the liberal that the consumer pays either way….and what a cost it is!

Quote of the Day: Vote on Tuesday with a passion….


“Vote on Tuesday with a passion as if you have never voted before.”
– Victor Davis Hanson

Be the wave!!!!

Read Hanson’s latest column, The Inexplicables, at Pajamas Media.

Quote and Video of the day


The quote:

Rush Limbaugh today on his show speaking about Barack and Michelle Obama:

…..I wouldn’t be surprised if the Obama had marital problems because—“They’re both in love with the same guy.”

A classic Rush “tweak” coupled with a little nugget of obvious truth – Obama’s narcissism. FUNNY!
Video and audio or Rush’s comment can be viewed here.

Video of the day comes to us straight from “The ‘One-Sided’ View”….where Bill O’Reilly basically laid the truth on a couple of arrogant, blowhard Leftists….

Vodpod videos no longer available.

 

(H/T: Drudge Report)

And Babs, it is crystal clear who the pinheads are and who is the patriot.

Kudos to Bill O’ Reilly.

TIME: “…the White House is in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless…”


TIME’s article on Obama’s political incompetency is worth a read….and the article invokes the biggest “DUH!?!?!” quote of the day.

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With the exception of core Obama Administration loyalists, most politically engaged elites have reached the same conclusions: the White House is in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless about how to get along with or persuade members of Congress, the media, the business community or working-class voters.

Spot on, TIME.  Now you understand what many of us have understood for almost two years.
 
Only argument I have with the article is that they begin with the premise that Obama looks at things from a normal, American perspective and that the circumstances are squeezing his political efforts.
 
I would argue a premise that says Obama has a worldview that is 180 degrees out from most Americans….therefore, the policies, comments, and views he espouses do little to help him politically.  
 
Obama is the anti-American in a country that, in majority numbers, continues to be center-right and much more likely to defend America and its ideals….scars and all.
(UPDATE:  After reading other bloggers on this issue, I am reminded by the bloggers at Conservatives4Palin that Halperin (TIME) is basically confirming what Palin said months ago…..Obama is in over his head!)

Krauthammer: The Last Refuge of a Liberal


This piece has been out for a few days, but I haven’t had a chance to add it to my blog until now.

Charles Krauthammer skewers the libs and their repetitive cries of “bigotry” against those who dare to disagree and actively work against their statist, collectivist, and controlling agenda.

I am going to cover Krauthammer’s last paragraph first…because it is priceless in its ability to call out the Dems for what they are:

The Democrats are going to get beaten badly in November. Not just because the economy is ailing. And not just because Obama over-read his mandate in governing too far left. But because a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites whose undisguised contempt for the great unwashed prevents them from conceding a modicum of serious thought to those who dare oppose them.

I am a PROUD member of the great unwashed…and I can’t wait to wash the floor with these hypocritical elites in November!

To begin, Krauthammer points out the Obama/liberal agenda and its fall from grace:

Liberalism under siege is an ugly sight indeed. Just yesterday it was all hope and change and returning power to the people. But the people have proved so disappointing. Their recalcitrance has, in only 19 months, turned the predicted 40-year liberal ascendancy (James Carville) into a full retreat. Ah, the people, the little people, the small-town people, the “bitter” people, as Barack Obama in an unguarded moment once memorably called them, clinging “to guns or religion or” — this part is less remembered — “antipathy toward people who aren’t like them.”…….That’s a polite way of saying: clinging to bigotry.

Yep, the “hope” and “change” of 2008 has turned into the “Nope” and “Power change” of 2010….thank God, the American people have not ALL swallowed the Obama administration’s false “hope” and his  intent to change our country and move it forever away from our Founding Documents and the intents of our Founders. 

Sure, our country has slowly been sliding away from its Founding principles for  years, but the advent of Obama and an unchecked Democratic Congress has rapidly shown the Progressive/Liberal collectivism, relativism, and globalism for what it is…..destruction of our country on a grand scale.   And America doesn’t like it.

Thank God Almighty the comfortable masses are awakening in this midst of this daily nightmare.

Krauthammer continues:

And promiscuous charges of bigotry are precisely how our current rulers and their vast media auxiliary react to an obstreperous citizenry that insists on incorrect thinking.

— Resistance to the vast expansion of government power, intrusiveness and debt, as represented by the Tea Party movement? Why, racist resentment toward a black president.

— Disgust and alarm with the federal government’s unwillingness to curb illegal immigration, as crystallized in the Arizona law? Nativism.

— Opposition to the most radical redefinition of marriage in human history, as expressed in Proposition 8 in California? Homophobia.

— Opposition to a 15-story Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero? Islamophobia.

Now we know why the country has become “ungovernable,” last year’s excuse for the Democrats’ failure of governance: Who can possibly govern a nation of racist, nativist, homophobic Islamophobes?

Note what connects these issues. In every one, liberals have lost the argument in the court of public opinion. Majorities — often lopsided majorities — oppose President Obama’s social-democratic agenda (e.g., the stimulus, Obamacare), support the Arizona law, oppose gay marriage and reject a mosque near Ground Zero.

Not to mention our disgust at the new power czar structure Obama has put in place; massive deficits, spending, and debt; Obama’s hypocritical flip-flop/credit-taking on the Iraq War success; Congress’ inability to read monstrous bill’s before passing them; and deeming anything from healthcare to budgets as passed–without debate and bipartisan input.

I have no empathy for those who ASK to play in politics. Obama ASKED for the job of President and Pelosi/Reid slobbered all over their constituents awaiting their turn at grand power.

When they signed up for it, the American people came as part of the package. Resorting to calling them bigots, classifying them as terrorists, racists, and Islamophobes when they disagree shows the smallness of the individuals doing the name-calling.

Let’s take the Tea Party:

The most venerable of these trumps is, of course, the race card. When the Tea Party arose, a spontaneous, leaderless and perfectly natural (and traditionally American) reaction to the vast expansion of government intrinsic to the president’s proudly proclaimed transformational agenda, the liberal commentariat cast it as a mob of angry white yahoos disguising their antipathy to a black president by cleverly speaking in economic terms.

Arizona’s SB1070 immigration law:

Then came Arizona and S.B. 1070. It seems impossible for the left to believe that people of good will could hold that: (a) illegal immigration should be illegal, (b) the federal government should not hold border enforcement hostage to comprehensive reform, i.e., amnesty, (c) every country has the right to determine the composition of its immigrant population.

And California’s Proposition 8….passed by a vote of the PEOPLE, overturned by a rogue judge:

As for Proposition 8, is it so hard to see why people might believe that a single judge overturning the will of 7 million voters is an affront to democracy? And that seeing merit in retaining the structure of the most ancient and fundamental of all social institutions is something other than an alleged hatred of gays particularly since the opposite-gender requirement has characterized virtually every society in all the millennia until just a few years ago?

And the latest atrocity — the Ground Zero mosque:

…The intelligentsia is near unanimous that the only possible grounds for opposition is bigotry toward Muslims. This smug attribution of bigotry to two-thirds of the population hinges on the insistence on a complete lack of connection between Islam and radical Islam, a proposition that dovetails perfectly with the Obama administration’s pretense that we are at war with nothing more than “violent extremists” of inscrutable motive and indiscernible belief. Those who reject this as both ridiculous and politically correct (an admitted redundancy) are declared Islamophobes, the ad hominem du jour.

In summary, Krauthammer says:

It is a measure of the corruption of liberal thought and the collapse of its self-confidence that, finding itself so widely repudiated, it resorts reflexively to the cheapest race-baiting (in a colorful variety of forms). Indeed, how can one reason with a nation of pitchfork-wielding mobs brimming with “antipathy toward people who aren’t like them” — blacks, Hispanics, gays and Muslims — a nation that is, as Michelle Obama once put it succinctly, “just downright mean”?

I am afraid Mistress Michelle is soon going to see just HOW downright mean we can be when retaliating against the constant poking of her husband’s anti-American agenda every…single…day.

November 2….A day that will live in infamy.

Arrogance wins, America loses 219-212 – Thoughts on the bill


Well, our nightmare continues tonight in a big way.  Obama’s “change” has come in the form of takeover of 1/6th more of our economy, increased deficits, rationed healthcare, exponentially more bureaucracy, mandates, exorbitant taxes, and taxpayer-funded abortion, to name a few.

Obamacare, or better referred to as “the destruction of the American healthcare system”, passed the House 219-212 today.  Stupak and the faux pro-lifers in the House caved and voted for the bill which includes taxpayer-funded abortion.  THERE are NO PRO-LIFE CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS and they all lie.

The vote was over two hours ago and I still have a pain deep in the pit of my stomach and my adrenalin is racing….Can’t go to bed.  Why can’t I shake this feeling that something monumental has happened?   Because it has.  

Some claim this is just about getting healthcare for everyone…many Americans believe that….but this bill fundamentally changes the way Americans interact and, yes, are controlled by their government:  government access to medical records, government dictates for testing and care you receive, government insurance payment mandates just because you are alive, government is inserted between you and your doctor and insurance provider.  

In addition, this bill will press insurance companies to lower premiums and inject sky-rocketing costs due to elimination of pre-existing conditions.    This drastic pressure on revenue coupled with great new costs, placed on top of a measly 3-4% profit, will force insurance companies into bankruptcy or government takeover.   The bill is designed for that – Obama wants the government to BE the provider of “insurance”. 

Worse yet, it seems, behind all of this unconstitutional and socialist change,  much of America is still worried about American Idol, manicures, golfing, tattoos, and their next trip to the casino…  It’s not that we can’t continue to live our lives, but we all need to be aware of what is happening to our country.  Read Kitty Werthmann’s story for a great example of what happens when tyrannical change creeps upon a country!

Anyway, to the point of my post….a few notable quotes I’ve found after the healthcare vote tonight:

From RiehlWorldView:

Most importantly, the Democrats are exposed. Obama flushed them out of their hole to save himself. That’s not a hero, it’s a selfish traitor to his party. On top of that, we now have what matters most on the heels of this fiasco – something to fight for. And fight we will.

And we will win in the end. Too many solid citizens were already up in arms, taking to the streets before this. Those numbers will not shrink. They will grow exponentially. As the saying goes, this is not the beginning of the end. It is the end of the beginning.

Let them have their self-congratulatory night and day or two. They’ve been drunk on power and ideology throughout this debate. Kicking the snot out of them when their hangover sets in – and it will –  may be the political highlight of many of our lives.

I am on board for ‘Kicking the snot out ’em” — metaphorically speaking, of course.  Let’s roll.

From Barack Obama himself, the anointed one,via Michelle Malkin:

It’s “another stone laid in the foundation of the American dream.”

And as I wrote in the comments at Malkin’s blog

This coming from the guy who didn’t set foot in the contiguous states until the age of 18, went to school on affirmative action while admitting he befriended Marxists and anti-Americans in college, worked at “community organizing”, and lied his way into the Presidency. 

 He wouldn’t know or understand the American dream if it bit him in #$S.”

AND Paul Ryan handed it to them tonight on the House floor, by simply espousing truth:

America is not just a nationality. It’s not just a massive land from Hawaii to Maine from Wisconsin to Florida. America is an idea. It’s the most pro-human idea ever designed by mankind. Our Founders got it right when they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that our rights come from nature and nature’s God, not from government.

Should we now subscribe to an ideology where government creates rights and is solely responsible for delivering these artificial rights and then rations these rights? Do we believe that the goal of government is to promote equal opportunity for all Americans to make the most of their lives or do we now believe that government’s role is to equalize the results of people’s lives?

The philosophy advanced on this floor by this majority today is so paternalistic and so arrogant, it’s condescending and it tramples upon the principles that have made America so exceptional.

My friends, we are fast approaching a tipping point where more Americans depend upon the Federal Government than upon themselves for their livelihood, a point where we, the American People, trade in our commitment and our concern for our individual liberties in exchange for government benefits and dependencies.

Fight on my fellow lovers of free America.  This isn’t over!