If It Were Us…

If America was Israel
If The US Were In Israel’s Position

I think we could all be assured that, if some group were launching rockets daily at various American cities and towns, Obama would set aside his fund-raisers, vacations – maybe even his golf games – and come out of his semi-retirement to deal with the crisis in a manner that we come to expect of him based upon his performance and leadership to-date.

As Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s former chief of staff, counseled, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” So Obama’s first order of business would be finding some way to blame Americans, especially the Republican party, for the terrorist attacks. After that, Obama’s would response would be carefully constructed and tailored to meet the threat based upon just who the terrorists were and where the missiles were falling.

Obviously, if the ones launching the missiles were Blacks, Hispanics, or Muslims the Obama-driven response would have to be soothing rhetoric, attempts at rapprochement, and calls for restraint in response to the sad actions of these oppressed groups who’ve been pushed over the edge by the institutional racism and/or religious intolerance of America.

Equally obviously, if the ones launching the missiles were Whites, Christians, or – gasp! – the TEA Party, it’d be a safe bet that Obama would declare martial law and send the military in to destroy these horrible, vicious terrorists.

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Maliki’s Desperate Gambit

If we can link ISIS to the Tea Party
If We Connect ISIS With The Tea Party

The truth be told, given the situation in Iraq, such a desperate gambit by Maliki is Iraq’s last, best hope. The only way that Obama will render them any real assistance before the 2014 midterm elections are over is if the Iraqi government can somehow connect ISIS with the Tea Party.

If they can do that, I’m sure Obama will use any and all force at his disposal to destroy them. πŸ˜‰

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Jobless Rate Drops

The jobless rate has dropped approximately 50% faster and further in states that elected Republican leadership in the 2010 elections than the national average. In the 17 states that elected fiscally-conservative, tea party-supported GOP Governors unemployment dropped 1.35% vs. the 0.9% national average.

  • Alabama – 9.3% to 7.4% (-1.9%)
  • Florida – 10.9% to 8.6% (-2.3%)
  • Georgia – 10.1% to 8.9% (-1.2%)
  • Iowa – 6.1% to 5.1% (-1.0%)
  • Kansas – 6.9% to 6.1% (-0.8%)
  • Maine – 8.0% to 7.4%Β  (-0.6%)
  • Michigan – 10.9% to 8.5% (-2.4%)
  • Nevada – 13.8% to 11.6% (-2.2%)
  • New Mexico – 7.7% to 6.7% (-1.0%)
  • Ohio – 9.0% to 7.3% (-1.7%)
  • Oklahoma – 6.2% to 4.8% = (-1.4%)
  • Pennsylvania – 8.0% to 7.4% (-0.6%)
  • South Carolina – 10.6% to 9.1% (-1.5%)
  • South Dakota – 5.0% to 4.3% (-0.7%)
  • Tennessee – 9.5% to 7.9% (-1.6%)
  • Wisconsin – 7.7% to 6.8% (-0.9%)
  • Wyoming – 6.3% to 5.2% (-1.1%)

On thing to bear in mind, however, is that this represent correlation; it does not, at face value, represent causation. Many factors play into unemployment statistics and this is only evidence – strong evidence, admittedly – that Republican leadership is better at fixing America’s number one problem, unemployment, than the profligate spenders of the Democratic Party. It is not proof per se.

Also, these figures are based upon official unemployment numbers and those are more political fiction than reality. For all we know from this analysis it may be that a larger than average number of the jobless may have just fallen off the roles into uncounted limbo, just as a large percentage of the official average nation drop of 0.9% is made up of these poor, lost souls.

It deserves serious thought though as we go into the 2012 elections. Prima facie evidence from these 17 states certainly suggests that the GOP is the right choice for anyone wanting the economy to turn around in a reasonable time-frame.

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An Insurgent Outlier?

The American EagleOf late, much as been made in the Blogosphere by Liberals and Progressives – and the more mainstream professional Democrats – about Thomas E. Mann’s and Norman J. Ornstein’s recent assault upon the GOP.

The Leftists living within America’s borders love it since it stays staunchly within their narrative experience, and reinforces their ideological beliefs.

Mostly, the focus had been upon one paragraph in their lengthy Op-ed of April 27, 2012:

The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.

While Mann and Ornstein meant this as approbation, there’s truth in it and it is something that the burgeoning Conservative arm of the GOP should be heartily proud of.

Yes! The current Republican Party, largely through the efforts of TEA Party and those the elected into office, is insurgent outlier in American politics. They are no longer willing to maintain the destructive farce that is, and has been for generations, the status quo of American politics. They don’t just want change, they want and demand a course correction – because that’s what we, the People told them to want.

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Restoration Or Revision?

As The Commercial Appeal reports it, some two dozen or so Tennessee TEA Party supporters want the state’s history curriculum changed.Β  Specifically, they want slavery and issues with the Native American tribes downplayed as compared to how they’re handled currently.

No portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers, or the majority of citizens, including those who reached positions of leadership.


The thing we need to focus on about the founders is that, given the social structure of their time, they were revolutionaries who brought liberty into a world where it hadn’t existed, to everybody β€” not all equally instantly β€” and it was their progress that we need to look at.

As one would expect, the MSM has made a lot of this request to the Tennessee legislature and, as one would also expect, the Liberals and their minority tenants are frothing at the mouth over it.

But are the requests of these TEA Partiers requests for historical revisionism or merely for a restoration of the curriculum as it was before the oikophobic Liberals corrupted the school systems with their own pernicious form of anti-American revisionism?

I know what the history curriculum was when I was in school and I know it didn’t hide the fact that the Founding fathers were slaveholders. It also didn’t make that, or any other societal flaw, the focus of the classes either.

That’s not, however, how history is taught in most states these days. The Liberals got control over the curriculum years ago and shifted it to focus on the negatives instead of the achievements of Americans. I can’t say for sure though that this is case in Tennessee or, if it is, how egregious the current curriculum is.

Restoration or revision? Frankly, I don’t know. Either seems possible.

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