O’Reilly Gets One Right

Those who read this site back when it was being updated on a more regular basis know we here at Conservative Nation are no great fans of Bill O’Reilly ( see
O’Reilly: “Communism is not a threat to us anymore” and
The No Credibility Zone ) , but every now and then he manages to put aside his frustratingly disingenuous ‘moderate’ facade and just tell it like it is.

Last night was one of those times.

Here’s O’Reilly’s talking points memo from yesterday (Tuesday 1/4/2011). This is the O’Reilly of old, and I’m posting it here because it deserves to be seen.

Welcome back, Bill, here’s hoping you stick around for a while.

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-Cnation

Why this woman is still allowed to hold her job, let alone be anywhere near teenage girls, is anybody’s guess:

From Fox: School Official in Basketball Flap Is No Stranger to Controversy

The school official who nixed a girls’ high school basketball team’s planned trip to Arizona once supported a controversial program that required ninth-graders to attend a “freshman advisory” class at which gay upperclassmen shared stories of their high school experiences.

Parents who were unhappy with the class were even more outraged to learn that students who attended were asked to sign a statement promising not to tell others — including their parents — about what was said in class.

Suzan Hebson, assistant superintendent of Highland Park, Ill., School District 113, killed the hoop dreams of the Highland Park High School girls’ basketball team this week when she canceled their plans to participate in a tournament in Arizona in December. The decision has some parents and residents of the district crying foul over what they say was a politically motivated protest over the Grand Canyon State’s recently passed immigration law.

But Hebson is no stranger to controversy. She’s been criticized for making decisions based on politics numerous times in the past.

In 2007, when she was assistant superintendent for human resources in the district, Hebson made national news for supporting an initiative at Deerfield High School that required freshman students to participate in orientation panel discussions, one of which was led by members of the school’s Straight and Gay Alliance Network. During the seminars, upperclassmen spoke to the ninth graders about a variety of topics affecting homosexual teens, including their own personal experiences — and all students were required to sign confidentiality agreements swearing never to disclose what they heard.

Read the whole thing here.

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-Cnation

More of the bumbling, ignorant, incompetent arrogance we’ve all come to know and love from the Obama administration: Eric Holder, after weeks of shooting his mouth off about the negatives in the Arizona illegal immigration law, comes right out and admits he’s never even read it.

This man, just like his boss, is a disgrace to our country and to the very notions of honesty, integrity, law and order.

From the Washington Times:

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who has been critical of Arizona’s new immigration law, said Thursday he hasn’t yet read the law and is going by what he’s read in newspapers or seen on television.

Mr. Holder is conducting a review of the law, at President Obama’s request, to see if the federal government should challenge it in court. He said he expects he will read the law by the time his staff briefs him on their conclusions.

“I’ve just expressed concerns on the basis of what I’ve heard about the law. But I’m not in a position to say at this point, not having read the law, not having had the chance to interact with people are doing the review, exactly what my position is,” Mr. Holder told the House Judiciary Committee.

Just perfect.

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-Cnation

In response to this story by AP ‘reporter’ Christina Hoag, in which she rails against alleged racist incidents at college campuses but fails to mention that the perpetrators of at least two of them were members of the minority groups themselves:

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The author of this reprehensible piece of ‘journalism’, Christina Hoag, should be ashamed of herself for her blatant and intentional – since there’s no way she couldn’t know the whole story – misrepresentation of the types of situations she claims to be reporting on. In almost all cases, the offending item (noose/swastika/spray-painted racial slur, etc…) has been shown to have been placed by a member of the target minority themselves as a way to garner sympathy for their ‘plight’.

Ms. Hoag won’t tell you, for example, that the UC San Diego noose was planted by a (unspecified) minority female, while the ‘compton cookout‘ was organized by a black man.

Why? Because it won’t fit the narrative of Hoag and her ilk that the white man is the biggest single perpetrator of racism among us.

The fact, glaringly obvious to anyone capable of honest analysis, is that nothing is further from the truth.

The overwhelming majority of racism in this country emanates from the very people who cry about it the loudest….who also happen to be the very same people who view every person and every situation in terms of race. It’s always race first. Before character. Before merit. Before accomplishment.

It is a disgraceful situation that will continue to tear our country apart unless the people – you know, us -  and our elected representatives develop the spine to say ‘No More”. And, of course, until responsible news organizations throw agenda-driven hacks like Ms. Hoag out onto the street where they belong.

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-Cnation

Creatin’ and a-Savin’….

Competent criminals would have gotten their stories straight ahead of time.

Behold, the smartest administration evah!

I’m just surprised Valerie Jarrett didn’t start talking about puppy dogs and unicorns….

I’m sorry, but if you still support these people, you are a complete and total loser.

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That’s right, the hypocrites on the left – you know, the same ones who vehemently attacked Don Imus, Trent Lott, George Allen, David Howard and countless others of opposing political viewpoints for what they felt were “racially insensitive” remarks – are giving a pass to Senate majority leader Harry Reid after certain comments Reidd made about Obama during the 2008 presidential race came to light today.

According to Reid, Obama would score points with voters for his “light skin” and for having “…no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”.

While this is really no surprise coming from anyone on the left considering the left’s well-established inability to see beyond ones race, gender, and sexual preference, it is a shocker to hear what race hustler extraordanaire Al Sharpton had to say about it:

“While there is no question that Senator Reid did not select the best word choice in this instance, these comments should not distract America from its continued focus on securing healthcare or creating jobs for its people,”

Translation – “let’s not come down on Harry when he’s in the middle of trying to give the black community lots of free shit…”

Has there ever been a bigger, more pathetic bunch of lying, brown-nosing, unprincipled creeps in American history than the current crop of so-called Democrats?

Hot Air has more

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-Cnation

Nancy Pelosi: A Snake in House Speaker’s Clothing

We all heard Nancy Pelosi a few weeks ago, while trying to coax her botox and plasticized face – which if you listen closely, can be heard crackling lke a new leather jacket – into an expression of concerned sadness, respond to a reporter’s question on her feelings about the tone of the healthcare debate

“I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw … I saw this myself in the late ’70s in San Francisco,” Pelosi said, choking up and with tears forming in her eyes. “This kind of rhetoric is just, is really frightening and it created a climate in which we, violence took place and … I wish that we would all, again, curb our enthusiasm in some of the statements that are made.”

She went on to say:

“Our country is great because people can say what they think and they believe, but I also think that they have to take responsibility for any incitement that they may cause.”

Never mind that the Tea Party protests have been 100% non-violent, and that the only violence at the town hall meetings was perpetrated by either SEIU members or the occasional deranged leftist against the generally peaceful conservative protesters.

Never mind that the very violence she refers to from the 70s was the work of the liberal left and the ‘gay community’. You know, her hometown constituency.

Today, bottom feeder/intellectual powerhouse Joy Bahar and her guest Gore Vidal fantasize about murdering George W. Bush. Last week, Chris ‘Tingles’ Matthews says someone should put a pellet gun in Rush Limbaugh’s mouth and pull the trigger. And now, reports are that someone took a shot, as in fired a fucking gun, at Lou Dobbs’ home while his wife was standing outside a couple of weeks ago..

The violence and the violent rhetoric is from the left. It’s always from the left, and Nancy Pelosi, with all her talk about the TEA partiers carrying Racist/Nazi signs and spewing racist rhetoric is as responsible for it as anyone, probably even moreso, as most on the left don’t have a high-profile position like the house speakership from which to peddle their dishonest, hateful insanity from.

I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it a million times more, violence is what they do. 1 2 3

Will Nancy Pelosi now come out, crocodile tears and all, and condemn Bahar, Vidal, and Matthews for inciting violence against conservatives? Will she apologize and take responsibility for her part in this incitement? Don’t hold your breath. To publicly denounce the incendiary words of those who, like Matthews and Vidal, bow at the altar of Obama would require at least a minimal degree of both integrity and character, neither of which she – or our president for that matter – possess.

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-Cnation

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Related:

Gateway Pundit: Rush Limbaugh: Pelosi Is a Liar and Thief & Should Go to Jail (Video)

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Glenn Beck’s Racist White Rally?

When did this become Glenn Beck’s rally?

Is it because the far left, apparently unaccustomed to taking to the streets without first receiving a telephone call with direct marching orders (and in recent incidences, a call followed by a paycheck) from OFA, ACORN, HCAN, their unions or the like, still can’t come to terms with the fact that normal everyday Americans have the ability, means and desire to act of their own free will? Is the only way they can make sense of it to point to some perceived enemy of theirs and say “he’s the one who’s making them do it”, as though Beck is some sort of conservative pied piper? Frankly, I think it’s amazing how much power and influence they ascribe to a man who they roundly consider to be little more than a buffoon in clown shoes.

Or – and this is where my money lies – is it simply another pathetically weak attempt to marginalize a growing movement that’s making them increasingly uneasy?

Not that a single member of the far left will listen, but here it is for the record – we’re not here because Glenn Beck told us to be here, you mental midgets, we’re here because we want and need to be. We’re here because the far left of the democrat party has given us no choice but to be here. If Glenn Beck didn’t exist, we’d still be here, just as active, vocal, determined and committed.

We didn’t join him, he joined us.

And let’s be really honest for a second – you’ll never openly admit it, but deep down you really do know it’s not about Beck.

On calling it a “racist white movement”:

It’s a shame – and I mean that with sincerity and a great deal of sadness -  that such a large percentage of black Americans have been programmed to believe by their so-called ‘leaders’ like Jackson, Sharpton, the radical churches, and even (especially) ‘do-gooders’ like Ted Kennedy – quite possibly the single greatest enemy that black America has ever had – that they aren’t good enough or smart enough to be self-sufficient, and that the only way up and out for them is through entitlement programs, welfare, affirmative action, and now, socialized medicine and the idea that everyone’s entitled not just to equal opportunity, but equal outcome as well. 45 years of this unconscionable lie and the democratic policies it embraces has led to the massive decimation of the black community that we see today.

It is no surprise then that we don’t see more black faces at the rallies. There are some…I wish there were more. Three of the most popular speakers at the DC rally were black – Lloyd marcus (OK, not a speaker per se, but his re-lyricizing of New York, New Yorky, schlocky as it was, got the crowd going), the Rev C.L. Bryant (whose speech was probably the most passionate and motivating of the day and whom the crowd went -nuts- for. Video as soon as I can find one), and Angela McGlowan, who spoke of the damage black politicians and ‘leaders’ are doing do race relations in our country.

Those who call us racists are being either willfully ignorant, blatantly dishonest, or both about what’s going on here. They lash out because they have nothing else; the facts are against them, and to engage in a substantive argument would expose them as the vicious, spineless racist bigots they themselves truly are.

The far left wants you to believe that black Americans are excluded from our events, that we simply don’t want them there. The fact is, nothing can be further from the truth. If you take an honest look at who spends an inordinate amount of time separating people out by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual proclivities, etc..and I mean an honest look, you’ll quickly come to realize how hypocritical and completely full of shit the left has been and continues to be on this issue. The left has a vested interest in keeping the people of this nation divided – that’s what gives them their power – , and throwing the race/gender/ethnicity/ card out there at every opportunity continues to be one of their most effective methods of perpetuating that division.

As I’ve written here before, we welcome everyone:

Posted April 13th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

I’ve been reading about how the left is starting to play the race card with regards to the tea party protests cropping up all across America. Michelle Malkin reports on how sensationalist race baiter Geraldo Rivera commented on how he’s “never seen any people of color” at the tea parties.

To those who choose to believe Geraldo and those like him, I ask you to consider just one simple thing – who, specifically, is telling “people of color” that they’re not welcome at these protests? If you’re honest with yourself with the answer, you may just start to realize how you are being played by the race hustlers.

Here’s a fact: ALL Americans are welcome at these tea party protests, as well as to any other organized or disorganized gatherings we may have in the future.

Unlike the left, we do not care what race, creed or color our fellow Americans are. We do not need to ’stock’ our protests with ringers in order to play or pander to any particular demographic. We are protesting because we care about the future of America for ALL Americans, not just for some little select group.

Unlike the left, we are honest about who we are, what we’re doing, and why we’re doing it.

Don’t let the race hustlers like Geraldo and Acorn con you on this one – this isn’t a ‘white’ thing, it’s an ‘everyone’ thing. The current level, direction, and sheer wastefulness of government spending is an outrage that should be shared by all Americans. And believe me, when the bill comes due for the current administration’s wild, reckless spending spree, every last one of us, whether black, white, Christian, Muslim, conservative, liberal, etc… will be asked forced to ante up.

Please, come join us. We’d love to have you.

The black men, women and children at yesterday’s rally were, to us, just men, women, and children. They were not ‘African-Americans”, they were not ‘black Americans’, they were just Americans, and I was honored to stand with them.

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-Cnation

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related:
Hotair: CNN to Gibbs: Does Obama think tea partiers are racist?

Scared Liberals in Attack Mode

I just posted the following at some far left blog after finding, for the umpteenth time this morning, yet another venom-filled attack on the people who attended the 9/12 rally in DC yesterday by some far-left whackjob. I don’t know what the hell is wrong with these people. They’re even trying to claim that pictures of yesterdays event in DC were faked.

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Amazing, the amount of…I dunno, trying to be polite here so won’t call it nutjobbery…let’s call it ‘distorted perception’ one can stumble upon by a simple google search for ‘DC crowd estimates’. Seems there are a lot of nervous liberals out there today posting feverishly in an attempt to discredit the very real, very organic movement against the Obama administration’s radical policies and ‘drunken sailor’ spending.

Yes, we know Bush was bad too, but this administration was the proverbial straw.

Try as you may to make this about protecting the rich, about Palin/McCain, about hate and racism (which is the left’s stock-in-trade, not ours), it’s not working.

The speakers at the DC rally yesterday included Rev C.L. Bryant, Mason Weaver, Deneen Borelli and Lloyd Marcus. Look them up, and try to resist the urge to call then “uncle toms”, “sellouts”, or “oreos”.

Instead, try calling them Americans. Like we do.

Whoops, almost forgot. here is a shot of some right wing racist hatemongers clamoring to shake the hand of the aforementioned Mr. Weaver:

9/12 Rally Attendees Greet Mason Weaver

9/12 Rally Attendees Greet Mason Weaver

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Politifact Gets It Wrong On Obamacare and Illegal Aliens

I got an email today from someone who, in response to a comment I made about Obamacare covering illegals, pointed me to a Politifact article, written and researched by one Angie Drobnic Holan, that tries to make the case that Obama was telling the truth when he said in last night’s health care commercial:

There are also those who claim that our reform effort will insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false — the reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.

This Politifact article is, quite frankly, ridiculous, and showcases the sort of  ‘only in the mind of a liberal’ logic that makes those of us with a modicum of intelligence and capacity to recognize the angles want to gouge our own eyes out with a spoon.

She writes:

One place where the bill does mention immigration status is for “affordability credits.” These are tax credits for people of modest means need to buy health insurance. The credits would help them buy insurance on a national health insurance exchange. The bill specifically says that people in the United States illegally are not eligible for tax credits, on page 132, section 242.

Still, given all that, we have heard from people who said that other aspects of reform could benefit illegal immigrants.

One of the most detailed responses was from the anti-immigration group Federation for American Immigration Reform, called FAIR. You can read their statement on the matter on their Web site.

The above paragraph leaves little doubt of Ms Holan’s politics. FAIR is not “anti-immigrant”, a term used almost exclusively by the open borders crowd to disparage those who understand the value of strong immigration policy and secure borders. FAIR is against ILLEGAL immigration.

Continuing…

Primarily, they argue that illegal immigrants would be permitted to purchase insurance on the national health insurance exchange because the bill does not include a mechanism for verifying citizenship. So illegal immigrants would have the chance to purchase insurance in the public option, a government-run health care plan that would offer basic coverage at a low price.

FAIR also argues for more robust verification measures for the affordability credit and making sure that illegal immigrant parents won’t be able to receive coverage if their citizen children are eligible.

FAIR has a point that illegal immigrants would likely be able to buy insurance on the national health insurance exchange. We don’t see anything in the bills that would hinder that. A Congressional Research Service report issued Aug. 25, 2009, confirmed our observation. The House bill “does not contain any restrictions on noncitzens participating in the Exchange — whether the noncitizens are legally or illegally present, or in the United States temporarily or permanently,” the report said.

But it’s worth pointing out that illegal immigrants participating in the exchange would be paying for their insurance like everyone else. That’s similar to the current system — we’re not aware of any particular restrictions that stop illegal immigrants from buying private insurance now. Under health care reform, illegal immigrants would be able to buy private insurance or the public option.

The Politifact writer’s logical stumblings are mind-numbing.

First, on the subject of ‘affordability credits’ (ie; taxpayer-funded insurance premium subsidies for those earning up to 400% of the federal poverty level), she writes “The bill specifically says that people in the United States illegally are not eligible for tax credits, on page 132, section 242.” , and seems to be content to take that simple statement at face value and move on.

Yet just a couple of paragraphs later, she actually agrees with FAIR’s position that the lack of citizenship verification policies in HR3200 will actually allow illegals to gain access to both the public option or the exchange.

OK then, so what’s to stop them from obtaining  the affordability credits? Absolutely nothing, because there is no verification process mandated in the bill.

(This would be a good time to remind our readers that two republican-sponsored amendments that would have required citizenship verification were voted down by the democrats.)

She then goes on to state outright “Under health care reform, illegal immigrants would be able to buy private insurance or the public option.”

OK then, so what exactly is this woman’s argument? She set out to prove that Obama did not lie, but then proceeds to make the case that illegals would indeed be covered under the proposed house bill – basically reinforcing the widely-held perception that Obama did in fact lie.

Another point worth mentioning is that even if illegals were to pay full price for their coverage under either the proposed exchange or public option, what happens when they need to take advantage of that insurance coverage? Who do you think pays then? I won’t name names, but their initials are t-h-e A-m-e-r-i-c-a-n t-a-x-p-a-y-e-r

But it gets better still:

When we look at all of this evidence, it seems that health reform leaves in place the status quo on illegal immigration, and certainly does not provide any new benefits particularly for illegal immigrants.

“…particularly for illegal immigrants” as in written specifically for them? That’s not what we’re talking about.

First of all, if HR 3200 only left in place that status quo, that alone would be unacceptable. But if we are in agreement that the lack of any form of citizenship verification requirements in HR3200 would allow illegals access to the system – and we are – then it would also allow them access to ‘affordability credits’, ie taxpayer-subsidized health insurance. That, Ms Holan, IS a new benefit, one that doesn’t currently exist for the illegals in this country.

Anyone got a spoon?

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-Cnation

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Related:

Michelle Malkin: Unruly moment, manufactured outrage
Gateway Pundit: Rep. Joe Wilson Continues Attack– “Obama Was Not Accurate About Immigration” (Video)
American Thinker: Was Rep. Joe Wilson responding in kind?
Hotair:Left very, very excited that Joe Wilson’s challenger is getting donations now


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