Some folks are worried that Glenn Beck has soured on Ted Cruz. Well, according to The Blaze, that just isn’t so.
Glenn Beck on Tuesday said he is still a “full-fledged” supporter of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, despite recent reports to the contrary. The confusion stems from a comment Beck made on his radio program Monday, where he said he wasn’t sure Cruz could govern if elected in 2016.
“So does that mean that Glenn Beck is a psycho, schizophrenic, has changed his mind? Or am I missing a piece of information?” Beck asked on his radio program Tuesday. “They were missing a piece of information. People who listen to this show should know that the missing piece of information … is the world is about to change.”
Beck told his audience that during the next presidency, Americans will see martial law “either regionally or across the entire country … because there’s going to be a breakdown of the system.”
In a time of crisis, Beck said, he doesn’t want to repeat the actions of President George W. Bush, who built a coalition that “abandoned free market principles to save the free market system.”
The fact that Ted Cruz may have difficulty building a coalition, Beck said, could actually be one of his strengths.
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“I would expect Cruz to lead in a different way if he were elected,” Beck explained. “He’d go to the people with a healthy dose of common sense and try to change things from the bottom up, rather than trading favors for the compromising of his values. ”
Beck warned that the economic instability could be much greater under the next president than it was under President Bush. The government could close the banks, there could be riots in the streets and a “complete crackdown” from which you “never get your freedoms back.”
But with the right leader, Beck said, the country could actually unite in the time of crisis.
“I don’t know which way it’s going to go,” Beck admitted. “But it’s important that you have a constitutionalist at that moment to govern, because they’re going to have to reset this system. And are they going to reset it to the Constitution? Or are they going to look to a new system to reset it?”
Beck said it is Cruz’s steadfast refusal to cut deals that makes him the ideal president for the tumultuous times ahead.
“I want Ted Cruz because I believe we are going to face tough times,” Beck concluded. “I want somebody that will take that and, with a velvet hand, will put uprisings down if we have them and then let the hand off and restore our freedoms again.”
Okay, so the “Ted Cruz isn’t a natural born citizen” crowd are a persistent lot. But here is more proof that they are wrong.
It’s hard to believe but the birthers are back. This time they’re going after Senator Ted Cruz, who announced his candidacy for President of the United States Monday morning. Robbie George, a law professor at Princeton University, joined Glenn to dispel the theories before they could spread during an interview on TheBlaze TV.
Glenn: Professor Robbie George is a law professor at Princeton University, knew Senator Cruz from his time as a student there, and in fact is the guy who gave the grade for his thesis. Robbie George joins us now from Princeton. Hello, Professor George.
Prof. George: Hi, Glenn. How are you doing?
Glenn: Good, how are you?
Prof. George: Very well, thank you.
Glenn: So, I want to talk to you about a couple of things. Before we get into some personal stories about Ted Cruz, do me a favor and please put an end to this nonsense that Ted Cruz cannot run for president because he’s a Canadian.
Prof. George: Well, it’s just not true. He’s a natural born citizen. He’s never been a citizen of any other country. He was born an American citizen to an American mother, happened to be born in Canada, but the consensus of scholars is pretty strict on this. He’s perfectly entitled to run for president of the Constitution.
Glenn: Can you explain what John Jay was doing with that and why this doesn’t apply? Because honestly, even if Barack Obama were born in Kenya, and we all know that he was born in Hawaii or Newfoundland, even if he was born in Kenya, because his mother was a citizen, he still would have been eligible for President of the United States. Is that true?
Prof. George: Yeah, that’s right. I mean, assuming that there was nothing that she did that compromised her own citizenship, and we don’t know that there was anything she did like that. There’s certainly nothing that Ted Cruz’s mother did like that. Here’s the way to think about it, Glenn. I mean, he wasn’t a citizen of some other country, so he was not naturalized to be an American citizen.
Glenn Didn’t he just turn in his Canadian citizenship? Didn’t he have dual citizenship?
Prof. George: Yeah, it’s possible to have dual citizenship. The key thing though is that you were born an American citizen. You were born an American citizen. You didn’t get it later by naturalization. You were born into it.
Glenn: I mean, this is not just you saying this. This is Harvard Law Review. This is a very well—I’m seeing this everywhere on the Internet now.
Prof. George: Glenn, this is not an issue. I mean, people can talk, and the Internet can go crazy about it. We can have all kinds of conspiracy theories and things like that. All of it is going to be irrelevant. We might as well lay it aside. The man has announced he is running for president. If he is elected, he will be inaugurated on January—
Prof. George: That’s the way it works. That’s what’s going to happen. I don’t think we need to waste our time, and you certainly don’t need to waste your time talking about this. Let the lunatics on the Internet continue to make an issue of it and just move on.
Glenn: I just wanted one more thing, this is not a new issue. I just love this book. It’s called The Great Mistake. It comes from the time of the Great Depression when Hoover was in office, and they were saying the same thing about Hoover. They’re saying he could not be president because he wasn’t an American citizen. He was English.
Prof. George: Right. Let me give you an example of somebody who can’t be president. Henry Kissinger cannot be president. Now, why can Henry Kissinger not be president? It’s because he was born a citizen of somewhere else, namely Germany. He was naturalized as an American citizen, so whatever achievements and whatever great public service former Secretary of State Kissinger is given and so forth, he is simply not eligible under the Constitution to be President of the United States. Perhaps that should be changed, but that’s the way it is.
“Here in America, Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.” Barack Obama, 2015
Really, Mr. President? How so?
Obama Claims Islam Part Of Founding; Here’s The Truth In The Founders Own Words
President Obama has continually asserted that Islam was “woven into the fabric” of the United States since its founding. Obama claims that Muslims have made significant contributions to building of this nation. The claim is laughable to anyone who has studied US history. Historian David Barton spoke to Glenn Beck and tore the president’s claims apart.
Barton found the first real contribution any Muslim made was in 1856 (80 years after the founding) when then Secretary of War Jefferson Davis hired one Muslim to help train camels in Arizona. Not exactly a resounding contribution, since the plan to fight Native Americans via camelback was soon dismissed.
But Muslims did have an influence on early America, and that influence was one of a foe. After winning its independence from England, American vessels no longer enjoyed British protection. France, dismayed that the US would not aid it in its war against England, also ceased protection of American ships. The result led to American vessels being raided and plundered by Muslim pirates from the Barbary Coast.
After agreeing to pay 10% of the new nations dismal GDP in exchange for passage, attacks continued. Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin were sent as representatives to mediate the problem. It was there that they discovered that the Islamic law the pirates followed made it their duty to attack non-Muslims.
“The ambassador answered us that [the right] was founded on the Laws of the Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have answered their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Mussulman who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise,” Jefferson wrote to Secretary of State John Jay, explaining peace was not possible.
Ben Franklin wrote of his experience: “Nor can the Plundering of Infidels be in that sacred Book (the Qur’an) forbidden, since it is well known from it, that God has given the World, and all that it contains, to his faithful Mussulmen, who are to enjoy it of Right as fast as they conquer it.”
John Adams, in his report to Jay, wrote of the Muslim prophet Muhammad, and called him a “military fanatic” who “denies that laws were made for him; he arrogates everything to himself by force of arms.”
By the time Jefferson became president the Barbary coast was extorting 25% of US GDP and attacks were still occurring. Jefferson wasted no time in signing a war powers request which launched the US’s entire naval fleet to wage war on the Barbary pirates. The US Marines were born. Jefferson saw the fleet off, ordering the US sailors to chase the pirates all the way to Tripoli, giving rise to the famed verse from the US Marines’ anthem.
President Obama is correct when he says that Muslims shaped this country, just not in how he means. They provided the context and need for the US Marines and provided our first lesson in battling extremism: It cannot be appeased. Extremism must be routed out through force.
“Ninety percent of Native Americans feel that the name isn’t offensive and shouldn’t be changed,” Beck remarked, echoing a letter written by the Redskins owner Dan Snyder to fans. “Students at primarily Native American schools all across America wear the name with pride, and say now they’re afraid they might lose the name. At Kingston Oklahoma high school, which is 58 percent Native American, the name ‘Redskins’ has been worn by its students for 104 years. In fact, ‘Redskins’ was a name first used by Native Americans.”
“In 1932, the NFL team moved to the historic Fenway Park and were left under the leadership of George Preston Marshall. The very next year, Marshall changed the name to ‘Redskins.’ Why?” Beck continued. “Well that’s a good question for the president to ask … the name was changed to ‘Redskins’ to honor then-coach Lone Star Dietz, an American Sioux. So the name actually pays tribute to a great people.”
What does it say when liberal talk stations in major liberal markets are converting to other formats? Besides the obvious schadenfreude, it means that liberal ideas are perhaps not as popular as advertised? Truth Revolt has the details…
2014 will mark the beginning of a massive change for liberal talk radio across the country. In New York, WWRL 1600 AM will flip to Spanish-language music and talk, throwing Ed Schultz, Thom Hartmann, Randi Rhodes, and Alan Colmes off the air. In Los Angeles, KTLK 1150 will be dumping Stephanie Miller, Rhodes, Bill Press and David Cruz off the air in favor of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. In San Francisco, KNEW 960 will leave Miller, Hartmann, and Mike Malloy without a radio home in the market.
All the stations mentioned in the article, had almost unmeasurable low ratings, but these freaks are the “voice of the people?” I guess that’s a pitfall to pandering to low information voters-not only are they low information, they don’t bother to tune in to their liberal handlers. I mean, seriously, one liberal talker is converting to a Spanish music and news station? That is sad.
Al Jazeera America, which had hoped to challenge the major cable news networks, is falling on its face, based on last week’s ratings, in which some shows didn’t record a single viewer in the key 25-54 demographic.
The network, which was purchased from Al Gore in January for $500 million, is suffering from low distribution and poor content.
Consider This, a show on the new network hosted by Antonio Mora, had the distinction of averaging just 9,000 viewers for the week and 3,000 in the demo. Last Thursday night, according to Nielsen, the show racked up a zero in the demo. Compare that to the major cable news networks—which regularly average well over 200,000 in the demo—and you can see just how bad things are.
And we thought that MSNBC was poison to viewers? This takes the cake. Of course, many outlets have dropped Al Jazeera due to it’s questionable connections, and advertisers have avoided it due to the fact that no one watches it.
I bet Glenn Beck would have actual viewers, advertisers, and good content, but he didn’t match the values of team Gore. Al Jazeera did. What does that say about Gore, and Al Jazeera?
Glenn Beck sat down with Bill O’Reilly the other night and discussed the indoctrination of our children this is taking place in our public schools. Glenn Beck touched on a standard called “Common Core” and how it’s designed to dumb down our children. Listen to the below exchange between Mr. Beck and Mr. O’Reilly.
Mr. Beck discusses “Common Core” in more detail in the below clip. It’s 28 minutes long but definitely worth the watch.
Folks this is a very serious issue. We cannot allow our children to be indoctrinated by the left or right and we cannot allow our children to be cheated from acquiring the critical thinking and problem solving skills needed to be successful in life. If “Common Core” is as bad as Mr. Beck asserts, then it must be removed from our public schools. Parents must get engaged and find out what their children are being taught. It’s also time to eliminate the Department of Education. It has done nothing to improve our educational system in America since its creation under Jimmy Carter. The taxpayer return on this investment has been 0.0. We cannot afford to turn our backs on this issue. We must stand up for our children and make this right.
At an unscheduled stop at Ziggy’s Pub and Restaurant, an Amherst, Ohio bar, President Barack Obama suggested that the channel be changed when he was made aware that televisions were showing Fox News.
Obama and Fox News have gone to war frequently during his three and a half years in office — most recently over a sharply negative teaser shown on Fox and Friends that the White House took as a Fox News-sponsored attack ad on the president.
The Obama Administration frequently used the network as a proxy punching bag for its Republican opponents in the early years of his presidency. Fox’s personalities, led by Glenn Beck, fired back with more and more incendiary comments, but a somewhat delicate balanced was reached after the 2010 election in which both sides toned down their rhetoric.
The exchange, per pooler Mark Landler:
As he thanked the group for their support, one of them, Jeff Hawks, gestured to one of the TV’s and said, “You’re in a building that has Fox news on.”
Obama suggested that Hawks ask for it to be changed. “The customer is always right,” he said.
“I’ll arm-wrestle you for your vote,” Hawks said to Obama. “No, I’ll play basketball for your vote,” he replied.
Heh. I can’t say I even watch FOX all that much anyway, but that Obama would ask someone to change it? I mean, If I were running for POTUS, and saw MSNBC on a TV, I’dd make jokes and point out some of the lies that they’ve made. It’s an opportunity!
Perhaps I should say, “emphasis on the ‘under it.” As we all know, Communism in actual application is perhaps the most tyrannical killing machine ever devised by man. Unfortunately, as we saw with OWS, many of those would-be Marxists deny that the deaths, starvation, or shortages occurred at all. Fortunately for us, there are millions of people that lived under communism that can speak out on what really happened. Glenn Beck interviewed several recently…
I wish there was a bit more, but I think the point is conveyed. But, as our friend Bezmmenov has told us, the truth means nothing to OWS, or other useful idiots…
Everytime I see a leftist argue by attacking people personally, rather than present information (because they have none), I am reminded of Bezmenov’s point, “They are programmed to respond to certain stimuli…”
Sad, but true. However, the good news is that not everyone is brainwashed like the OWS and, say the pro-labor crowd. So, we still have a fighting chance.
In another not-at-all shocking example of a double standard, Lowes is taking some heat for choosing not to advertise on the TLC show, “All-American Muslim.” The Blaze has some coverage here…
Hardware retail giant Lowe’s has pulled its commercials from all future episodes of TLC’s reality TV show “All-American Muslim,” the chain said this week.
The conservative Florida Family Association has been leading a campaign to get retailers to pull their advertisements from the show. On Tuesday, it posted an email from a Lowe‘s representative who said Lowe’s will no longer be advertising during “All-American Muslim,” which chronicles the lives of several Muslim-American families living in Dearborn, Mich.
“While we continue to advertise on various cable networks, including TLC, there are certain programs that do not meet Lowe’s advertising guidelines, including the show you brought to our attention. Lowe’s will no longer be advertising on that program,” the Lowe’s representative said.
“Some people” includes a California state senator (who‘s exploring whether Lowe’s decision violated any laws), Def Jam founder/Foundation for Ethnic Understanding chairman Russell Simmons, and millions of Americans, reports Gawker.
“Lowe’s community manager has probably been chugging aspirin-infused milkshakes all weekend considering the thousands of critical comments people have posted to the company’s Facebook,” the Gawker report continues, “Though given the radio silence on the company’s Twitter feed, maybe that person quit their job altogether.”
As mentioned in the Gawker article, a state senator from Southern California said Sunday that he was considering calling for a boycott.
Calling the Lowe’s decision “un-American“ and ”naked religious bigotry,” Sen. Ted Lieu (D-CA) told The Associated Press he would also consider legislative action if Lowe‘s doesn’t apologize to Muslims and reinstate its ads. The senator sent a letter outlining his complaints to Lowe’s Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Niblock.
Now, let’s get this straight. A Conservative group (that I’ve frankly never heard of until now), manages to get Lowes to pull it’s advertising, and politicians want to investigate them, and “millions” are allegedly outraged?
Where have we seen something like this before? And was the reaction from the political left, shall we say, slightly different?
Washington Post: 200+ Companies Boycott Glenn Beck’s Program
In a recent article on Fox News’ internal distress over Glenn Beck, Howard Kurtz from the Washington Post reports (emphasis added):
More than 200 companies have joined a boycott of Beck’s program, making it difficult for Fox to sell ads. The time has instead been sold to smaller firms offering such products as Kaopectate, Carbonite, 1-800-PetMeds and Goldline International. A handful of advertisers, such as Apple, have abandoned Fox altogether. Network executives say they believe they could charge higher rates if the host were more widely acceptable to advertisers.
This is excellent news and consistent with the StopBeck effort’s internal numbers. One bit of information that Mr. Kurtz left out is that all advertisers in the U.K. have abandoned his show. Consequently, in the U.K., Glenn Beck’s show has run without any commercials since February 9.
But its easy to forget that ratings only matter if your numbers can successfully convince advertisers to purchase time on a program. To hear Kurtz tell it, Beck’s program is like that “Twilight Zone” episode where a librarian is left alone with a million books and a broken pair of glasses.
As an aside the discrepancy between my public list, which lists 136 advertisers, and Mr. Kurtz’s is the result of two issues:
Some advertisers drop Glenn Beck, but refuse to acknowledge it publicly. (Our recent situation with Discovery is likely an example of this).
Some advertisers pre-empt being the target of the advertiser boycott by simply excluding Glenn Beck from their ad agreements prior to airing their ads.
Kurtz’s report confirms that Glenn Beck’s sponsor loss is having an actual effect. It should also amplify calls from NewsCorp shareholders and media watchdogs for answers to two questions:
Why does Mr. Murdoch and Fox News continue to absorb the financial losses caused by Glenn Beck’s program?
And, what is their plan for dealing with it going forward?
Glenn Beck’s sponsor loss is the result of action by participants in the StopBeck effort as well as work from great organizations like Color of Change, Media Matters and SEIU.
Your tweets and emails to sponsors do matter.
Onward we go…
So then, we have the familiar double standard-if leftists want someone silenced, it’s all good. However, anyone else wanting to do the same, is un-American and evil.
I guess it’s only fascism when the fascists say it’s fascism.
If you watch Glenn Beck, you already know that he’s been showing people the connections between leftists and terror groups. He has used public statements, screencaps from left leaning websites to show these connections. Of course, he has been ridiculed for this. The left has been united in condemning him for airing this information. However, it appears that the FBI agrees with Beck. Take a look at this…
While I do think it’s odd that since this administration does nothing that isn’t political, that these warrants were even sought. Time will tell. I would predict that if this story gets any legs at all, the DOJ will make a wash of it. Just a guess, but these folks are “BFF” with unions, and the unions are loyal to Obama. Or is it that Obama is loyal to the unions?
H/T:The Blaze (Note the Glenn Beck is affiliated with The Blaze)
But don’t let yourself be distracted by mere facts. Bill Kristol says Glenn Beck is “hysterical” and it must be true because, after all, Bill Kristol is a Serious Foreign Policy Pundit and Glenn Beck is just . . . well, he’s just Glenn Beck, right?
Earlier this week, I suggested that the MSM had jumped the shark. They have been pushing the narrative that Conservatives, particularly the “Axis of Right,” consisting of Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and Rush Limbaugh, had caused the shooting in Arizona. We know they are lying, and that they have not convinced anyone, other than the “progressive” base, that their claims are even remotely true. Through all of this, I have been convinced that the propaganda at work here would eventually backfire on the left. To that end, I proposed that we help that process along by creating a massive set of links to spread the word about this nonsense. The list has been compiled, and starts below.
I would encourage any blogger to republish this list as they see fit. This is about allowing people to see all of the evidence and commentary that the right bloggers have to offer. We have the truth on our side, so let’s get as many people to see it as possible.
I know that there are many more blogs than can be linked here. These posts were mostly user submitted in the prior post, taken from sites that I read regularly, or I think are of merit. A special thanks goes out to The Classic Liberal for compiling a great list of links that became the backbone of this one. If you have others to add, drop a comment, and let me know. Note that if you submit more than two links, your comment will go to moderation, I’ll approve it when I am able.
Apparently, the left can let nothing go unpoliticized. Even though there is massive evidence that the perpetrator of this crime, Jared Loughner, we mentally disturbed, our “progressives” insist that the blame falls at the feet of Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck.
R.I.P. and continued prayers for all the victims and families of the crazed nut who wrought havoc on America today:
The Pima County Sheriff has confirmed that five people were pronounced dead at the scene, and a 9-year-old later died at a local hospital.
The deceased have been identified as: Judge John Roll ,63; Dorthy Murray, 76; Dorwin Stoddard, 76; Christina Greene, 9; Phyllis Scheck, 79; and Gabriel Zimmerman, 30.
Zimmerman was Gibbons’ aide and was engaged to be married.
This is real the story here. These people, including a 9 year-old girl, were gunned down today. I think I can safely speak for all of the contributors and readers here when I say that our prayers are with the families of the deceased, and with the survivors as well.
Now, it should end there. In the last post, I showed that the accused shooter is clearly mentally ill. His writing indicates someone who is psychotic. The video I showed, was apparently just the tip of the iceberg, and there are more videos and writings on line that clarify the mental illness hypothesis.
However, the “progressives” cannot let a crisis go to waste. In the earlier post, I linked to a tweet by Markos Moulitsas. owner of the Daily Kos. Here’s a screencap.
You know that Republicans will yell about the evils of partisanship whenever anyone tries to make a connection between the rhetoric of Beck, Limbaugh, etc. and the violence I fear we’re going to see in the months and years ahead. But violent acts are what happen when you create a climate of hate. And it’s long past time for the GOP’s leaders to take a stand against the hate-mongers.
I could go into it a bit more, but I think the purpose is crystal clear. The left is going back to the old, “Conservatives are hateful and encourage violence” narrative. It doesn’t matter that we denounce violence as a means to achieve change, and that all of the political violence out there is coming from the left. This narrative is a means to an end. The left wants to control media content. As I have pointed out many times before, statism cannot function in a nation where the free exchange of ideas is possible. Actually, the nanny state cannot function in any situation, but the general idea is that people cannot be permitted to discuss the failures of the state, nor can they be permitted to discuss alternatives.
If a person has an idea, sometimes even vague, that something is amiss in society, they may shrug it off. If that same person makes observations that the government isn’t being truthful, or that the promised change isn’t changing a thing, they may let it go. However, if a person reads a blog, watches a news broadcast, or listens to a radio show that explains those observations, and notions, they may hold onto those beliefs. How many of us have had an “OMG” moment when we first read a Conservative oriented book or blog, or heard a talk-radio or TV program? It’s the idea that they are not alone in their beliefs that encourages people to delve further, to read more, to look into events and policies. We are social beings, and knowing that others believe as we do strengthens those beliefs. Then, the evidence that the right has to support our claims “seals the deal.” (A sense of belonging can go far, but having the truth serves to keep things going for the long term.)It does not stop there. Ideas are strengthened by social consensus (Not the belonging to a group type of approval, but the validation of what one see’s hears, and thinks). These ideas are confirmed, tested, and debated. Once they are accepted as accurate, they can also be taken to action. A person who knows that others believe as they do will find the strength to speak out, write a blog, show up at a protest, write their elected officials, and otherwise become a thorn in the side of the left. As time wears on, people compare notes, share information, and eventually form movements. As more and more people find that their observations fit what they are hearing, the movement(s) gain momentum, and eventually can change the balance of power.
This is intolerable to the left. Since their success relies upon the elimination of dissent, unsanctioned media must be controlled and eliminated. It happened in the Communist countries, Nazi Germany, is happening now in Venezuela, and will happen soon in this nation-if the POTUS and his Czars are able to pull it off.
Why? The answer is simple. They want us to be disconnected, isolated, discouraged, and (especially) silent. By removing the means to exchange information, they seek to disconnect us from our sense of belonging, and more importantly, real news. They mean to isolate us from information that proves what we see and think. Obviously, this post, or the Conservative Hideout for that matter, wouldn’t be here to allow me to make these observations, or for you to read them…that’s the idea. They want us silent, uninformed, and inactive. That would end our ability to disrupt their takeover of America.
That is the idea here. This all goes back to the idea that content must be controlled. And if it is, it won’t be the Daily Kos or Huffington Post that is censored. Nor will it be MSNBC. It will be FOX, talk radio, and this blog, among others. Our ideas will be unheard, unless it is to make a lefty propaganda point. It isn’t about safety, it’s about control, and it will be the government, staffed by caring “progressives,” making sure that you hear or see nothing that goes against the state.
And if they have to exploit the terrible acts of a deranged man to do it? Well, for the “progressives,” the ends always justify the means.
NOTE: The link post has been postponed out of respect for the victims of the shooting in Arizona. I’ll post it on Monday.
As many of you are already aware, Move On is using some of Soros’s money to attack Target for making a contribution to a group that is supporting a Minnesota Gubernatorial candidate. That candidate is opposed to gay marriage, but is pro-business. In the proud tradition of the left, they are seeking to punish Target for this contribution, even though Target did not specify which candidates the money would support. The biggest irony here is that Target is one of the more “gay friendly” retailers out there, and released the following statement…
Target, which is based in Minnesota, has defended its donations to the group, called MN Forward, bystating that they were tied to Emmer’s positionswhen it comes to creating a positive environment for businesses, not his stance on social issues.
“Target’s support of the GLBT community is unwavering, and inclusiveness remains a core value of our company,” Chief Executive Officer Gregg Steinhafel said. The company has also said that its political action committee has split donations evenly between both parties this year. (PAC donations involve money from employees and shareholders, as opposed to the corporate funds used to donate to MN Forward.)
However, that matters little to the petulant children on the left, as dissent is not tolerated, and they will throw a tantrum until they get what they want. Essentially, compliance with the left must ALWAYS be 100%. Deviation from the leftist mantra will bring forth punishment. Even Target, who chose to lie down with the left, is finding that the forces of “tolerance and diversity” are the abusive spouses of the political world-all “sweetness and light” to the casual observer, but over controlling, vindictive, and abusive when angered.
That’s why you should NEVER give in to them.
Then again, you don’t have to lie down with the left to be attacked. All you have to do is let people know about what they say and do. We saw that with the recent “TwitterGate” fiasco, where bloggers and Twitter users were threatened and harassed. All they had to do was close their blogs and twitter accounts to make it stop. Wasn’t that kind of them? After all, extortion is such an ugly word.
You could also ask Glenn Beck.
Beck has committed many “sins” against the left. Among them is to expose the people and the agenda of the Tides Foundation. The folks at Tides apparently did not like that, so they are going to boycott his advertisers. Like the last boycott kept several million people from watching his show every day. Here are some details from Newsmax.
The founder and CEO of the liberal Tides Foundation has asked major advertisers to boycott Fox News, blaming Glenn Beck for inspiring a recent assassination plot.
The CEO, Drummond Pike, said advertisers of Beck’s Fox News show risk having “blood on their hands” if they continue to sponsor the program.
Pike made the plea in a letter to the chairmen of the boards of JP Morgan Chase, GEICO, Zurich Financial, Chrysler, Direct Holdings Americas, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Lilly Corporate Center, BP and The Hartford Financial Services Group, reports the Huffington Post.
Obviously, This is yet another example of the left attacking someone for exposing them, or simply disagreeing. The Tides folks state that Beck prompted a man (A career criminal) to plan to assassinate people from their organization and the ACLU. However, I believe it is necessary at this time, to invoke Alinsky’s Rule Number Four.
4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”
Now, by the lefts own rules, it is forbidden to discuss the motivations for infamous crimes. For example, the Fort Hood Shooter? Had nothing to do with Islam, even though he was shouting “All?hu Akbar,” (God is great) while doing it. Nope, nosiree, just move along, nothing to see here. Also, remember the Times Square Bomber? It was probably unemployment that drove him to set the bomb…right? And remember the “Anti-government zealot” that flew his plane into that IRS building? Well, politics ceased to be a motivator once his anti-capitalist manifesto was published. So lefties, you can’t attribute anything to Beck. To do so would be hypocritical.
Then again, everything the left does is hypocritical, so go figure.
In the end, Beck is again under attack for quoting people, and exposing what they actually do. The stated motivations are irrelevant, as the over all goal is to silence dissent of any kind. They want Beck off the air because he represents a different point of view, and whether you’re a fan or not, you have to admit that Beck has been extremely effective in the awakening of millions of Americans.
All of this leads me to the third item in this “triad of tyranny”: the fact that the government and leftist groups are accusing the US Chamber of Commerce of taking foreign money, even though they admit that there is no evidence to support the claim. These accusations serve two purposes…
It’s a distraction from the Democratic/Progressive failure. ObamaCare is hurting people, and the Democrats lied, repeatedly, to get it passed. The Porkulus was just that, and unemployment rose. The “summer of recovery” was one of the most ironically named seasons of all time. And those are just the most prominent failures. Obviously, if they want to save their collectivist *sses in the midterms, they might not want to discuss all of their failures.
That is only the tiniest of slices of how the left operates, and they want to do it more, and more, and more. They seek to silence their opposition, all in the name of “Democracy,” with the goal of intimidating people into silence. To do that to you, they first must find out who you are. Once they have that, you are subject to the Alinsky Method. They might show up at your house, or your work, or at your children’s school. If they can not find anything in your past with which to smear you, they’ll make something up. They will be persistent, and, if necessary, violent to silence you. And all you have to do to make it go away is to not be involved. Don’t speak out, and definitely don’t contribute to anything that goes against what they say. If you do, they will find you. In the end, they want the political landscape to themselves.