Many times people write comments encouraging me to read books and media written or sposored by conservatives, and I actually do. So last week I was at the library and I saw the book Blacklash, How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation written by Deneen Borelli, I checked it out and have been making an attempt to read it. Bad move on my part. When I saw that the author refered to the president on the cover of the book as simply Obama I should have known this was going to be a tough one, but I was not deterred. I started reading it and in the first few chapters she strikes out at Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Rep. Charlie Rangel. This was no surprise. They all have well documented histories and she simply highlighted the negative, but her assessment of the President Obama is brutal, he is a politician and he is fair game. Page 66 of her book stopped me in my tracks she speaks about First lady Obama traveling to Spain and meeting with the king and queen and then she asks “Does she think she’s a queen too?” She goes on to say “Despite failed policies and a declining economy, Michelle and Barack demonstrate an attitutde of arrogance and elitism. They seem to act more like white elites than blacks struggling to keep their heads above water in desperate times and that’s wrong.” The writer seems to view the president and the first lady with disdain. It almost comes across as personal. She writes as if she actually knows them and that is not the case, but her contempt for the President makes this book a tough read. If you know of any books written by conservatives that state facts not opinions let me know about them. simply send it via comment.
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If President Obama was responsible for pundit Hilary Rosen’s comments than is Mitt Romney responsible for Ted Nugent? The Secret Service will be paying Nugent a visit to discuss some of his more controversial remarks. Question: since Nugent has endorsed Romney should Romney denounce him?
MSNBC Source: “There was a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like the Hitler Youth, or whatever,” Beck said on his radio show Monday, which is broadcast on more than 400 stations. “I mean, who does a camp for kids that’s all about politics? Disturbing,” Beck said about the Labour Party youth camp on theislandofUtoyawhere 68 people, mostly teens, were killed. Later in the same show, Beck described Anders Behring Breivik — the Norwegian suspect charged with last week’s double massacres — as a “madman.” Former press secretary to Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, Torbjorn Eriksen, swiftly condemned theU.S.broadcaster for his remarks about the Utoya camp. “Young political activists have gathered at Utoya for over 60 years to learn about and be part of democracy, the very opposite of what the Hitler Youth was about,” Eriksen told the Daily Telegraph. “Glenn Beck’s comments are ignorant, incorrect and extremely hurtful.” What are we exporting? It is disturbing that the Shooter said that he had read or been exposed to a number of hatemongering readings that had their origin in our country. One has to ask why would Beck make this comparision? Tell me what you think.
Yesterday was Glenn Beck’s last day on Fox News. Beck was allowed to say virtually anything, but finally when advertisers started backing away the network pulled the plug on his daily hatefest, but Beck will be back on his own web network. So we breathe a sign of relief for a moment because like the Terminator Beck will be back.
Mark Halperin appears on Morning Joe quite frequently. This morning he said the president acted like a “dick” at his press conference yesterday. He has apologized and he has been suspended for his remark. So is that the end of it? His remark is being treated as a slip of the tongue and absent of real malice, but are we too quick to move on from this because of who said it? Let’s say it was Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity or Glenn Beck would we simply accept the apology and move on or would we be calling for his head. Do we have one ruler for conservatives and another for liberals? Tell me what you think.
Glenn Beck made it his personal mission to get Van Jones out of the White House, and he was gleeful when Jones stepped down. Now that Beck is no longer the darling of Fox News it will be interesting to see whether Beck accepts Jones’ challenge, but why would he? At this point there are no ratings at stake.
What a difference 3 years makes. Glenn Beck used to be the darling of the conservatives, but now they have abandaoned him and are criticizing him for just being himself. Beck made disparaging remarks about Meghan McCain. McCain has made some PSAs regarding skin cancer and Beck made fun of her size and suggested that she needed to put on some clothes. It is so funny to see his former friends deserting him. He was an asset in 2008 when he was carrying the GOP water bucket, but now he is vile. Where was the outcry for his head when he criticized the intelligence of one of the president’s daughters? Selective outrage is the bedfellow of hypocrisy. So yes Beck is vile, but this is not a new development. Now more of his former friends are calling him that.
It would be comical if it weren’t pathetic. Glenn Beck has been called out on a lie he told at his Restoring Honor Rally last Saturday. While addressing the crowd Beck claimed to be holding George Washington’s handwritten first Inaugural Address. He said he got it from the National Archives, but a spokesperson for the institution said he did not have the document. Keith Olbermann and Ed Schultz called him out on the lie, and he admits he lied but proceeds to justify and laugh off the incident. On his radio show he gives an elaborate explanation for the lie, but it still was a lie, and it just seems a little disingenuous to lie in the name of honor.
It is hard to dismiss Glenn Beck as a nut. Yesterday he drew thousands of people who believe in him and his message. He did not take the opportunity to bash the president, but then he doesn’t have to convince the true believers. It would be like preaching to the choir, but if all Beck wants to do is reclaim honor and embrace Christianity why is it his crowd is 99% white? Black folks love Jesus and they to want honor in America. Yesterday African American singers attempted to sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing–the James Weldon Johnson poem set to music and known as the black national anthem – few in the crowd knew any of the words. Why aren’t more minorities swaying to the melodious words coming out of Beck’s mouth? Maybe they have not forgotten that this same mouth declared President Obama to be a racist, and this is the same mouth that mocked the president’s daughter. Oh yes he has apologized for doing that. He is moving on and embracing a love and happiness approach, but spreading anger is much more lucrative. We’ll see how long it will be before Beck is back to doing what he does best…Keeping the true believers angry.
Tomorrow Glenn Beck will be holding a rally in Washington DC on the same date that Dr. King gave his I Have a Dream Speech 47 years ago. Beck claims the date is purely coincidental. His rally is called “Restoring Honor” and one of the featured speakers will be Sarah Palin. Palin’s presence is a no brainer, but the more interesting speaker will be Alveda King who is the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She is very conservative and her viewpoints seem to be in line with Beck and the Tea Party. She definately has a right to her opinion but the problem is that her viewpoint is not as inclusive as the viewpoint of her uncle. As a matter of fact he will probably be flip flopping in his grave tomorrow when she takes the podium. Her relationship to Dr. King is one of the reasons that her stature is elevated among this crowd. As I said before she has a right to her opinion but please let us not get this thing twisted. She speaks for herself not for Dr. King. Here is a link to an excellent story about Alveda King from Salon: http://shar.es/0WR6v