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The Associated Press: Santorum to NRA: Obama doesn’t understand America

(AP) – 1 day ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Republican presidential aspirant Rick Santorum told National Rifle Association members at their annual convention Friday that President Barack Obama doesn’t “understand America,” and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told them the administration is “consistently anti-gun and anti-Second Amendment.”

Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, criticized remarks the president made about two weeks ago when he said America not only was a better country because of social programs like Medicare and Medicaid but said, “I’ll go further — we would not be a great country without these commitments.”

“Mr. President,” Santorum said, “You don’t understand America if you believe that,” because it implies the United States wasn’t great for most of the first 200 years of its history.

via The Associated Press: Santorum to NRA: Obama doesn’t understand America.


Sheriff Joe: Visionary who only sees black and white – SignOnSanDiego.com

“America’s Toughest Sheriff,” a title that makes him seem like a circus act, is telling about the time he was tipped that people “were drinking cat’s blood in a section of Phoenix and nobody would do anything. At the same time the inmates were destroying the plumbing in the jail.”

Arpaio started up an animal-cruelty unit — five detectives (“nobody else has that”) — and placed abused cats and dogs into air-conditioned jail cells where they enjoy meals that cost twice as much as the unseasoned food (no pepper or salt allowed) served to lawbreakers.

Banished from the jail, prisoners in Maricopa County sleep in Korean War tents in which temperatures can sweat up to 135 degrees in the summer. The inmates, men and women alike, work on chain gangs.

“Somebody has to protect the animals,” the sheriff says. And somebody has to punish the criminals.

Read on via Sheriff Joe: Visionary who only sees black and white – SignOnSanDiego.com.

Why Martin Luther King Was Republican – HUMAN EVENTS

It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S’s: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism.

It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. The Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan to lynch and terrorize blacks. The Democrats fought to prevent the passage of every civil rights law beginning with the civil rights laws of the 1860s, and continuing with the civil rights laws of the 1950s and 1960s.

Read on via Why Martin Luther King Was Republican – HUMAN EVENTS.

“Blame Bush,” RIP: 2001-2010. | RedState

The standard operating procedure for the Democrats is that the last Republican President acts as their designated devil figure until such time as the next Republican President takes office: that’s why Ronald Reagan went from a diabolical idiot savant in 1988 political discourse to the revered elder statesman of fond memory that Obama looked up to in 2008 campaign commercials, and how George Bush the Elder went from That Guy Who Lied Us Into A War With Iraq For Oil in 1993 to the wise elder statesman who knew better than his son, That Guy Who Lied Us Into A War With Iraq For Oil in 2003. It’s in the best interests of the Democrats to not have things go so south for their current ruling majority, so quickly. So what happened?

via “Blame Bush,” RIP: 2001-2010. | RedState.

GOP Candidates | National Republican Congressional Committee

Here’s a useful, cool map showing Republican candidates country-wide.

GOP Candidates | National Republican Congressional Committee.

FOXBusiness.com – SEC Says New FinReg Law Exempts It From Public Disclosure

Our freedoms continue to erode under this administration.  I find it amazing what’s going on right under our noses and the general public is largely unaware!  Under a little-noticed provision of the recently passed financial-reform legislation, the Securities and Exchange Commission no longer has to comply with virtually all requests for information releases from the public, including those filed under the Freedom of Information Act.

via FOXBusiness.com – SEC Says New FinReg Law Exempts It From Public Disclosure.

American Thinker: What the NAACP/Tea Party Battle Is Really About

The NAACP and its numerous allies have for decades led the charge to expand government power, including intruding into areas once considered absolutely off-limits to local government, let alone Washington. Tea Partiers are not libertarians, but they’ve had enough with government power run amok. This disagreement is, to use Thomas Sowell’s words, an unbridgeable conflict of visions: the Tea Party’s agenda, even stripped of any racial component, contravenes the NAACP’s raison d’être, so when the NAACP complains about insensitivities, it is just saying, “You intend to destroy us.”

via American Thinker: What the NAACP/Tea Party Battle Is Really About.

Media Bias? What Media Bias? BOMBSHELL!

Tuesday at 11:26am
It’s encouraging for commonsense conservatives who are frustrated with media cover-ups and biases to see truth revealed.

Remember the infamous “JournoList” – the listserv chat group of hundreds of “prominent” mainstream media personalities? It seems The Daily Caller obtained copies of the JournoList email exchanges from the 2008 campaign having to do with the media’s coverage of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, then candidate Obama’s pastor of 20 years. It’s everything you may have suspected.

This, in the words of one JournoList member:

“I do not endorse a Popular Front, nor do I think you need to. It’s not necessary to jump to Wright-qua-Wright’s defense. What is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left. In other words, find a rightwinger’s [sic] and smash it through a plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live in a state of constant fear. Obviously I mean this rhetorically.

And I think this threads the needle. If the right forces us all to either defend Wright or tear him down, no matter what we choose, we lose the game they’ve put upon us. Instead, take one of them — Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists. Ask: why do they have such a deep-seated problem with a black politician who unites the country? What lurks behind those problems? This makes *them* sputter with rage, which in turn leads to overreaction and self-destruction.”

That’s just one little excerpt. Read the whole thing here. It’s quite an eye-opener. It really says it all – though more will no doubt be revealed in the future, no doubt covering the lamestream media’s coverage of other issues and people. May the light keep shining!

– Sarah Palin

Government Control Decision Adds To Unemployment Rate!

Govt watchdog criticizes handling of car dealers


Senate Passes The Biggest Expansion of Government Since The Great Depression!!

Senate Passes Sweeping Finance Overhaul – WSJ.com.

The same people that got us into this mess are the architects of this new “financial reform”.

Law Remakes U.S. Financial Landscape

Senate Passes Overhaul That Will Touch Most Americans; Bankers Gird for Fight Over Fine Print


[FinRegNew] Associated PressKey legislators celebrate passing of the bill Thursday.

WASHINGTON—Congress approved a rewrite of rules touching every corner of finance, from ATM cards to Wall Street traders, in the biggest expansion of government power over banking and markets since the Depression.

The bill, to be signed into law soon by President Barack Obama, marks a potential sea change for the financial-services industry. Financial titans such as J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Bank of America Corp. may be forced to make changes in most parts of their business, from debit cards to the ability to invest in hedge funds.

Congress approved a sweeping rewrite of rules that touch every corner of finance in the biggest expansion of government power over banking and markets since the Great Depression. David Wessel, David Reilly and Al Lewis discuss the likely impact of Dodd-Frank.

The Senate passed the bill 60-39 Thursday, following House passage last month. Earlier in the day, three northeastern Republicans joined with Democrats to block a filibuster, allowing the bill to squeak through.

Now, the legislation hands off to 10 regulatory agencies the discretion to write hundreds of new rules governing finance. Rather than the bill itself, it will be this process—accompanied by a lobbying blitz from banks—that will determine the precise contours of this new landscape, how strict the new regulations will be and whether they succeed in their purpose. The decisions will be made by officials from new agencies, obscure agencies and, in some cases, agencies like the Federal Reserve that faced criticism in the run-up to the crisis.

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has designated 30 “team leaders” to begin implementing its expansive new authority over derivatives, and has asked for $45 million for new staff. The Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and Securities and Exchange Commission are also in the thick of the implementation.