Archive / December 16, 2012

America’s Throwaway Children

newtown-victim-400It is heartbreaking to think about the horror that ensued in that small Connecticut town where 28 innocent people were gunned down, eighteen of whom were the most innocent of innocents – wide-eyed, angelic first graders – and one of whom was the shooter’s own mother.

Babies – little munchkins who came to school to learn to count, read and sit cross-legged on the floor during story hour – these were the victims of a terror too unspeakable to comprehend.

Nonetheless, while America takes in and tries to process the sights, sounds and anguish of a tragedy of this magnitude, it’s hard for those who are committed to the sanctity of life to ignore the hypocrisy currently afoot in the aftermath surrounding the ordeal.

Some may argue that it is highly inappropriate and insensitive, while 20 first-graders are being prepared for burial, to tie human suffering to the topic of abortion.  But since liberals “never want to let a serious crisis to go to waste,” why not follow that lead by using this tragedy as a “teachable moment?”

For starters, it’s important to recognize that some do not understand that for most conservatives it’s the babies that drive our politics.  A problem arises whenever little ones are hurt and liberals respond by condemning violence against children. Instantly, the prolife community is criticized for recognizing the absurd paradox and pointing out the left’s hypocrisy.

As pint-sized bodies are shuttled away from the Connecticut crime scene, it’s important to remember that our nation legalized the slaughter of innocents more than 40 years ago.  Then, recently we put our approbation on continuing the carnage by reelecting the most radical advocate for abortion rights in our nation’s history. Five weeks later, in broad daylight, when slaughter and carnage come out of hiding we wonder why?

The brutality of senseless violence is hard to comprehend, especially when a high-powered rifle mows down precious little ones. But daily, Americans ignore the fact that weaponry like scalpels, saline, and suction exterminate far many more children than those who die in classrooms.

In essence, what happened in Newtown merely pulled back the curtain and revealed the spirit behind the everyday viciousness perpetrated against America’s children.  The difference is that normally the bloody massacre is hidden from the public’s eye.

As for those on the left who now weep for the lost, nice try, but not convincing.  Prochoice advocates shedding tears for the loss of the pure and the blameless just doesn’t fly. Neither does hearing partial birth abortion backers pontificate about preserving and protecting life. Doing so is comparable to the world’s most famous butcher, Dario Cecchini, lending his face to a PETA ad.

And while no one can, or should, judge the heart of a man, it is also quite perplexing to see infanticide supporter Barack Obama crying over the demise of small children when, if they were 6½ months in utero versus 6½ years old in a classroom, he’d be defending an individual’s right to terminate their lives.

Furthermore, after earning a 100% voting record score from NARAL, it’s also mindboggling at best to hear President Obama utter the following words about a select group of children: “The majority of those who died today were children — beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. They had their entire lives ahead of them — birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own.”

The only difference between the dead Obama wept for on national television and those that Planned Parenthood deprives daily of “birthdays, graduations, weddings [and] kids of their own” is that the latter are victims of the kind of violence the President approves of.

Nonetheless, in response to the tragedy Obama is now talking about “meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.”  What he’s really talking about is taking “meaningful action” to institute more stringent gun control laws that will restrict law-abiding gun owners

Someone should remind Planned Parenthood’s presidential cheerleader that on the same day children were sprayed with bullets in a Connecticut elementary school, 3,500 innocent babies died at the hands of abortionists – and not one gun was involved in those murders.

Moreover, the words “regardless of politics,” are being used to support the gun control argument. Yet, while claiming to omit politics from the ‘violence against children’ issue, Obama is predictably using politics to retain his prochoice political base by conveniently disregarding the fact that in America every 10 days, 35,000 viable infants are victims of feticide.

As America deals with the horror in Connecticut, it’s clear to some that what happened in Newtown, Connecticut is the heartbreaking symptom of a national disease where to some the life of a child is nothing more than a disposable throwaway.

The sad truth is that the small and defenseless die horrific deaths everyday in America – some huddled under a desk and others under cold florescent lights in an abortion clinic.  Either way, the formula is the same: violence and the intent to kill which, regardless of the method, both deliver the same result – dead babies.  In a first grade classroom there are 20; in a clinic across town there could be 220.

What’s stunning is that this truth has not deterred the disingenuous from campaigning for the right to kill the unborn on Monday and then publicly quoting Scripture, weeping, and lighting memorial candles for murdered children on Friday.

And so, as usual, liberals try to have it both ways. Yet, for those who recognize hypocrisy it will be painful to watch as a nation in mourning accepts the feigning of grief from those who, under different circumstances, would heartily support killing the children they now weep for.

Michelle Obama Accuses the Right of Voter Suppression and Lying

Michelle Obama Joins Geithner At Visit To Treasury DepartmentOriginally posted at American Thinker blog

One would think that after November 6th Mrs. Obama would lay off the ‘Down with the Struggle’ nonsense.  For a couple of weeks, the first lady dropped off the radar, which was a bit odd, but after Thanksgiving she reemerged refreshed and ready to assist her husband with his ongoing post-election tax-the-rich campaign blitz.

On December 13th Michelle dialed up blackamericaweb’s Tom Joyner Morning Show. The most disturbing thing about the conversation that ensued was hearing the first lady of the United States participate in Joyner’s segregated “our people” talk.

In response to Tom expressing how he thought blacks wouldn’t show up to vote and his subsequent relief that they did, sounding a bit like Angela Davis Michelle Obama said “It’s becoming a habit.  Justice and rights – people like having the right to vote.  Folks in our community, we like being a part of this process.”

Tom then made the bizarre accusation that “it seemed the more people vote, the more people were telling us not to vote.”  Who? Where? Sybil Wilkes, the Tom Joyner version of Howard Stern’s Robin Quivers, chimed in and said, “Or how to prevent us from voting.”

Instead of refuting divisive/paranoid rhetoric and addressing absurd allegations, Michelle Obama replied, “That’s right.”

Joyner suggested that the people telling “us” not to vote, or trying to prevent “us” from voting, got “us” more “fired up – and we did the darn thing.” It’s not entirely clear, but the words “us” and “did the darn thing” may be referring to the reelection of Barack Obama. Mrs. Obama, not identifying who exactly was doing the messin’, agreed with Joyner when she said, “Yeah, don’t mess with our right to vote. Don’t do it.”

While it’s doubtful Michelle appreciates it when her husband’s political adversaries keep “people focused” by exhibiting “the tenacity [and] the everyday focus on issues, [by] calling stuff out [and] making it funny but still …on point,” she certainly appreciates those attributes in Obama’s political allies.

The first lady thanked the Joyner crew for its humor and its – “you know.”  She also acknowledged the radio program for faithfully addressing what’s “going on in the world on so many different levels.”  Like Sinbad in Harlem and Black Don’t Crack – Stars Turning 60 in 2013.

Bubbling over with heartfelt appreciation, Michelle also issued a friendly exhortation for the future by explaining that “the battles are not over… we cannot do what we did in 2008, which is vote and then go”…on vacation…oops, I mean…”back to sleep – because the real work is coming up.”

According to Mrs. Obama people need to stay focused, “because it’s easy to get confused in all the back and forth that goes on.” Regrettably, it sounds like Michelle was implying that the people who ‘made it happen’ for Barack lack focus and tend toward confusion.

Broaching the subjects of the fiscal cliff, education, the environment, and comprehensive immigration reform, Michelle Obama emphasized that “All of that has to happen… four years is not a lot of time… we’ve got two strong years where we’ve got to get a lot done.

America’s first lady reminded listeners that time is of the essence because if her husband’s leftist progressive policies are not rammed through in the next two years, after the 2014 election Congress and the Senate could thwart the ramming.

Mrs. Obama also explained that the 24-month offensive is necessary because getting things done is difficult.  Why? Because according to the FLOTUS, in Washington DC there’s a “whole lot of not-truth-telling that happens, if you know what I mean.”

As a matter of fact, yes, Michelle, there are many of us that know exactly what you mean when you say there is “a whole lot of not-truth-telling” going on.  The difference is that we believe most of the “not-truth-telling” comes out of the mouth of someone you’re intimately acquainted with, if you know what we mean?

Hip-hop Michelle thanked all those who she said “stepped up,” but not before the woman who knows a thing or two about belts warned: “So we have a solid victory under our belt, but we are nowhere near finished” – emphasis on the “nowhere near finished.”

Mrs. Obama didn’t disappoint.  The first lady stirred up the African-American Joyner audience by bringing up conflict-ridden issues such as rich-versus-poor class warfare and negative advertising directed toward her always-the-victim husband.  And, without offering one shred of proof, Michelle proceeded to accuse those on the right of voter suppression, which she claimed without evidence “was in full force in so many states all over this country.”

After indicting her husband’s political adversaries for mendacious conduct as well as voter suppression during the radio interview, one of things the first lady forgot to mention was that it is alleged that unions registered undocumented immigrants to vote.

Mrs. Obama conveniently failed to also cite things like Democrats attempting to impact elections by insisting that showing identification before voting is discriminatory; allegations that for a small fee illegal day workers were coaxed into voting; Obama supporters casting multiple votes; illegal campaign contributions adding beaucoup dollars to hubby’s war chest; and ballots failing to make it to military personnel on time, and if they did, never being counted.

However, in fairness to the first lady, on-air radio time pressure issues may explain why while flinging around accusations she ignored the fact that the New Black Panthers revisited Philadelphia on Election Day – “if you know what I mean?”

Finally, before signing off the Tom Joyner Morning show, the first lady did manage to reinforce the idea that the “folks in [her] community” do know “what the country should look like.” In addition, on their behalf, she also advanced the cause of “fairness and opportunity.” However, to assure Obama supporters that they did the right thing when they “did the darn thing,” Michelle Obama creatively incorporated a “whole lot of not-truth-telling” of her own – “if you know what I mean?”

Audio link to the interview

Harry Belafonte Suggests that Barack Obama Jail Political Detractors

harry-belafonteOriginally posted at American Thinker blog

The “King of Calypso,” Hugo Chávez enthusiast, and “Banana Boat” crooner, octogenarian Harry Belafonte is so thrilled with the reelection of Barack Obama that he’s taken to cable “news” network MSNBC to share his views on how President Obama should deal with political nemeses.

In addition to singing, acting and songwriting, throughout his career Harry “Viva la revolucion” Belafonte has also promoted himself as a civil rights advocate and humanitarian.  In addition to issuing indictments like: “Our foreign policy has made a wreck of this planet,” Mr. Belafonte also heartily endorses the ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s socialist revolution.

Once, when addressing the Venezuelan people, Harry Belafonte told his audience that George W. Bush was the “greatest terrorist” in the world. Another time, sounding more like he was describing the current president, Mr. Belafonte made the following statement about the former president: “I think [G.W.] Bush has a very selfish, arrogant point of view. I think he is interested in power, I think he believes his truth is the only truth, and that he will do what he wants to do despite the people.”

Leaving aside Belafonte’s hatred for Bush and his fondness for dictator-style governing, it’s still kind of alarming to hear that ole’ Harry suggested President Obama incarcerate American citizens who speak out against him.

The topic came up when Belafonte appeared as a guest on Al Sharpton’s Politics Nation.  Belafonte was on a panel with global human rights/social justice activist Kerry Kennedy, daughter of the late Senator Robert Kennedy and former wife of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo. During the interview, Harry, who passionately and stridently exercised his first amendment rights throughout the eight years former President G.W. Bush was in office, shared some stunning Hugo Chávez-style advice for Barack Obama.

Sharpton began the conversation by asking Belafonte:

Ah… ah…you’ve fought for decades for some of the ‘quote’ entitlements that the…ah… right wing wants to try and balance this budget… ah… balance the deficit off of.  As you look at this Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security…You’ve been an activist leader from Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, to Dr. King through Mandela to Obama.  How do you view this and what is the challenge for those that are on the field today?

Belafonte replied, “What I think has most attracted me to this whole process is watching the political maturity of the American people.” Clearly, Harry Belafonte defines reelecting a president who is in the process of establishing a socialist-style government as “political maturity.”

Nevertheless, Harry continued to elaborate:

Because there was a great question during the first election as to whether or not Barack would even be elected.  And after the turn out so emphatically put him in the presidency it was interesting to watch the second turn[out] when everybody really didn’t quite know what the game would be.

Without referring directly to the looming fiscal cliff and oblivious to the fact that Obama voters had no clue what Obama was really talking about, Harry came to the conclusion that the American people “[i]n their maturity declared themselves fully: ‘We want what Barack Obama is talking about.  We want the country to go in that direction’.”

Then, the celebrated humanitarian shared the inhumane sentiment that Obama’s political rivals are a “[l]ingering infestation of really corrupt people who sit trying to dismantle the wishes of the people, the mandate that has been given to Barack Obama.”

In the past, Belafonte has accused the Obama-loving American media of falsely portraying Chávez as a “dictator.” At the time, the singer/activist also shared the opinion that in Venezuela there is “democracy and [the] citizens are ‘optimistic about their future.'” What Belafonte failed to mention was that Hugo Chávez regularly imprisons political dissidents, calling them “common criminals.”

Hence, to deal with the threat of political dissension here in America, it’s not surprising that Harry Belafonte would suggest that the “only thing left for Barab…Barack Obama to do is to work like a third world dictator and just throw all these guys in jail [Sharpton/Kennedy nervously giggle] for violating the American desire.”

Harry Belafonte, who has always enjoyed the freedom to voice his oppressed/oppressor point of view, obviously never considered two-term president G. W. Bush a man whose reelection reflected a mandate, let alone an expression of “American desire.” Yet, suddenly, with the reappointment of Barack Obama, the singer feels emboldened to openly call for nonconformists with differing opinions to be imprisoned?

Even still, rather than expressing astonishment, Americans should thank Mr. Harry Belafonte for not only giving us that snappy Caribbean “Day-O” banana song, but more importantly for lending his voice to express the true heart and soul of the progressive left.

 

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