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Friday, May 16, 2014

Women With More Feminine Faces Do Better in Politics

By Rick Pearcey • May 16, 2014, 09:47 AM

At The Health Site:

Researchers have highlighted voters' perception of traditional femininity, political competence. According to the Dartmouth College-led study, female politicians' success can be predicted by their facial features, especially in conservative states where women with more feminine faces tend to do better at the ballot box.

The researchers used software called MouseTracker that was developed by the study's senior author Jon Freeman, an assistant professor and director of the Social Cognitive and Neural Sciences Lab at Dartmouth.

"The Dartmouth-led study demonstrates for the first time that gendered cues uniquely predict female politicians' electoral success above and beyond competence, suggesting a discrepancy between traits used to evaluate male and female politicians," Health Site states.

"Freeman said that it's important to examine how facial cues could inadvertently affect female politicians' electoral success, especially given the possibility of a female U.S. president in the near future and the rising number of women in Congress," according to Health Site.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

O'Keefe Busts Illegal Voter Scheme to "Turn Texas Blue"

By Rick Pearcey • February 19, 2014, 10:30 AM

Brandon Darby writes at Breitbart-Texas:

In an apparent violation of state law, Battleground Texas officials are exploiting legally protected information to turn voters out to the polls as part of the Democratic party's quest to paint the Lone Star State blue, a new undercover video from James O'Keefe reveals.

"The footage shows Battleground Texas volunteer Jennifer Longoria [photo] saying the group uses the phone numbers from voter registration forms in later efforts to boost turnout on election day," Darby reports.

"Texas Election Code prohibits the use of, or even the copying of, phone numbers provided by individuals registering to vote," Darby writes.

“Every time we register somebody to vote, we keep their name . . . address, phone number,” Longoria says on the videotaped report. Darby also reports that the video "shows volunteers calling to boost turnout for Wendy Davis's gubernatorial bid."

Longoria's Twitter page description states, "Battleground Texas Field Organizer, world changer, adventurer, language offender, book trafficker, future wife. My kids believe in science; I register voters. San Antonio TX."

Watch the video here.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Thomas Sowell: The Blessings of Inequality

By Rick Pearcey • January 28, 2014, 12:19 PM

"We are lucky that we are so different," Thomas Sowell writes, "so that the capabilities of many other people can cover our limitations."

But more than this, Sowell argues, the inequality of abilities (or "diversity," one might say) we see in human beings can save lives and enhance "everyone's well-being."

Yes, human beings are created equal, as the Declaration of Independence so appropriately notes.

This fact of life affirms the ontological worth and significance of the human being. It expresses the basis upon which people are to be respected by the powers that be and not steamrolled by big government, big business, big media, big "ministry," big Hollywood, big "science," or big anything.

Thus government, business, ministry, and so on, are created to serve man. Man is not created to worship and serve any of these entities. 

But note: Human beings are created equal in their individuality, as well. All of us have fingerprints, and yet every set of fingerprints is unique. In the human being, therefore, both unity and diversity are equally affirmed.

When diversity -- or inequality, properly understood -- is respected, our lives are enriched (in creativity, achievement, healing, wealth, and so on). Vive la différence.

The opposite is equally true. When diversity (or inequality) is disrespected, our lives are impoverished. Freedom, ideas, speech, excellence, and creativity begin to disappear as society is herded down the road to serfdom, to borrow a phrase. 

Diversity can also be deified. But this is a bad move because, as an idol, diversity breeds chaos -- even if it is well marketed ("Diversity is our strength!").

Chaos in morals and politics is, of course, unlivable. And so the temptation comes: Let us organize our lives around "unity." 

But when unity is grasped as a final solution, when it is deified in reaction to the totalizing god of "diversity," the real-world result is uniformity and oppression. The individual is smashed in the name of equality (or "fairness," "tolerance," etc.).

All too quickly, a people faces an elitist steamroller of presidential pens and phones, of federal laws and regulations, of dog-whistle peer pressure seeking to impose pretended absolutes enforced by those who hold power at a particular moment in history. 

How do we move forward to achieve individual and corporate balance? By realizing that both unity and diversity are gifts from the Creator. They are too wondrous and powerful to be left in the hands of politicians. 

The Revolt of Intelligence Against "Marriage Equality" 
Memo to Conservatives: Accepting Homosex "Marriage" Opens Door to "Unlimited Statism"

Monday, January 27, 2014

YouTube: Trailer for D'Souza's New Film "America"

By Rick Pearcey • January 27, 2014, 12:02 PM

Paul Bond writes at The Hollywood Reporter:

The filmmakers behind Dinesh D'Souza's upcoming doc have vowed to press on while their star defends himself after his indictment on federal charges that he violated campaign finance laws in 2012.

On Sunday, they released a trailer for the move, America, that is set for release on July 4. . . . ["being released in time for the 4t of July," D'Souza says in the trailer].

In America, D'Souza -- who wrote and produced the film -- makes the claim that 1960s radical leftism is more or less indistinguishable from current mainstream liberalism, a doctrine that he says preaches the United States is the product of "stealing and plunder" from Native Americans, Mexicans, and African-American slaves.

"I want to take this progressive, leftist critique head on," D'Souza says in the trailer. The movie will include re-creations of some of the major events in American history.

"America is directed by John Sullivan and co-produced by Gray Frederickson, who won an Oscar for producing The Godfather Part IIand Gerald Molen, who won an Oscar for Schindler's List. D'Souza and Sullivan co-directed 2016: Obama's America," THR reports.

Click here to view the trailer (3 minutes, 1 second) on YouTube.

"Question Authority" should be the motto of every free-thinking American and of every free-thinking human being.

If this documentary lives up to what is promised in the trailer, it should be a very powerful treatment more than a little worrisome to the Obama administration and its allies in media, Hollywood, politics, and academy. "Test everything."

The D'Souza Arrest: Obama Action Adopts the Stalinist Style 
Sowell Reviews Film "2016: Obama's America" 
Dinesh D'Souza: How I Became George Obama's "Brother"

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ann Coulter: The Heroism of "Sugar Daddy" Wendy Davis

By Rick Pearcey • January 23, 2014, 12:02 PM

Ann Coulter writes:

Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator running for governor, became a liberal superhero last June when she filibustered a bill to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks. (This was the good filibuster, not that awful filibuster three months later by Ted Cruz -- that was just grandstanding.)

Apart from her enthusiasm for abortion (and you have to admit, abortion is really cool), the centerpiece of Davis’ campaign is her life story. Also the fact that she’s a progressive woman who doesn’t look like Betty Friedan.

"In a typical formulation," Coulter continues, "Time magazine said Davis was someone who could give the Democrats '"real people' credibility," based on 'her own personal story -- an absent father, a sixth-grade-educated mother, a teen pregnancy, followed by life as a single mom in a mobile home, then community college and, at last, Harvard Law School.'

Coulter then turns to headlines that "capture the essence of Wendy-mania." For example -- 

CNN: Wendy Davis: From Teen Mom to Harvard Law to Famous Filibuster

Bloomberg: Texas Filibuster Star Rose From Teen Mom to Harvard Law

The Independent (UK): Wendy Davis: Single Mother From Trailer Park Who Has Become Heroine of Pro-Choice Movement

Cosmopolitan: Find a Sugar Daddy to Put You Through Law School!

"Actually," says Coulter, "that last one I made up, but as we now know, it's more accurate than Davis' rags-to-riches life story."

Go here to read the rest of Coulter's column on the "Heroism of Wendy Davis."

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Wendy Davis Blames Her Opponent for News Story Questioning Her Biography

By Rick Pearcey • January 21, 2014, 08:46 AM

John Sexton writes at Breitbart.com:

Wendy Davis has apparently settled on a plan divert questions about her biography raised over the weekend by the Dallas Morning News. In a response sent to one news outlet and on Twitter, Davis and her allies are blaming her opponent Greg Abbott.

For example, on Twitter Wendy Davis writes, "Two days ago, Abbott and his campaign sunk to a new low, making personal attacks on my family, my education, and my character."

But the facts of the news gathering do not appear to support Davis's efforts at damage control. As Dallas Morning News reporter Wayne Slater tweets, "Story was about Davis, not Abbott. In researching, I talked to no -- zero -- Abbott people. They saw story this morn when u did."

Here is Slater's original news report, titled "As Wendy Davis Touts Life Story in Race for Governor, Key Facts Blurred."

Sexton concludes: "Davis and her allies are trying to make her out to be the victim of an unfair personal attack, but there is no one to blame for her admittedly 'loose language' but herself. If Davis had stuck closer to the truth, there wouldn't be room to question her story."

"Abortion Barbie" Wendy Davis "Pro-Life"?

Friday, November 8, 2013

Tea Party-Backed Calif. Assemblyman Announces Bid for Governor

By Rick Pearcey • November 8, 2013, 08:25 AM

"California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly announced that he is running for the gubernatorial seat in 2014," Becky Yeh reports at OneNewsNow.

"In a campaign video released by Donnelly's campaign, the Republican said he wants to let current Governor Jerry Brown know that the people of California are coming back for their freedom. Donnelly pointed to the state's poverty rate, high taxes and high unemployment.

"'California's broken. The California dream has been swallowed up by an ever-expanding government,' he says in the two-minute video," Yeh reports. 

3 Parents for California Children? 
React to Jerry Brown Comparing Whitman to Goebbels

Friday, September 20, 2013

House Defunds Obamacare, Keeps Federal Government Open

By Rick Pearcey • September 20, 2013, 03:38 PM

A Bloomberg news story at Newsmax reports:

The U.S. House voted to finance the federal government through mid-December and choke off funding for President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, setting up a showdown with the Senate and the White House. . . .

The Senate is expected to start considering the legislation on Sept. 23 with [a] goal of finishing by Sept. 26.

From the Washington Times

"The American people don’t want the government shut down, and they don’t want Obamacare," said House Speaker John A. Boehner, who rallied with fellow Republicans after the vote in a show of unity that seemed designed to quell speculation about a rebellion within the House Republican Conference.

Meanwhile, a Democrat offers death wishes to the children of a Cruz staffer: "Allan Brauer, the communications chair for the Democratic Party of Sacramento, Calif., told [Amanda Carpenter] an aide to Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Tex.), on Friday that he hoped her children 'die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases'." After additional vicious Tweets, Brauer apologized.

Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the House vote is a "waste of time."

GOP Sen. Ted Cruz released a statement: "The fight to save America from Obamacare is just beginning -- it may well go back and forth from the House and Senate several times -- and a united Republican front means that Harry Reid and the President cannot ignore the American people."

Monday, July 29, 2013

What's to Forgive? Bill and Hillary "Livid" at Comparison to Weiner

By Rick Pearcey • July 29, 2013, 05:06 PM

"Bill and Hillary Clinton are angry with efforts by mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner and his campaign to compare his Internet sexcapades -- and his wife Huma Abedin’s incredible forgiveness -- to the Clintons’ notorious White House saga," reports the New York Post.

"The Clintons are upset with the comparisons that the Weiners seem to be encouraging -- that Huma is 'standing by her man' the way Hillary did with Bill, which is not what she in fact did," a leading New York Democrat reportedly said," according to the Post.

But I still say: What's to forgive? All that may be happening -- if one adopts the "liberal" theory about life -- is that most of the voting public is still clinging to their Bibles (what remains of them) and have not yet allowed their "America" to be sufficiently "fundamentally transformed" to realize further progress is required down the "progressive" road of reimagining "family," "faithfulness," "forgiveness," "marriage," "orientation," and the wonders of the sexual revolution.

On this view, in 15-20 years, with more "education," "advocacy," and "equality" from the White House, and with toothless Republicans yipping and faithful media yapping, Weiner may yet be recognized for the courageous trailblazer that he is. He could then go to Hillary's house and demand she bake a Weiner Orientation Cake of Pride, Respect, and Celebration for him, Huma, and internet friends with benefits.

They can kiss and make up on Oprah. Celebrate at the Playboy mansion and ensure that whoever replaces Hef shows up.

It's not easy introducing a new sexual orientation to a bigoted nation in need of evolution from its discriminatory ways. And yet, the culture is pregnant with opportunity for "Carlos Danger" to reveal himself as "Nietzsche Superman."

In almost every respect, for orthodox liberals and secularists (Republicans included), God does not exist -- except when they need Him to create and justify immoral behavior by useful politicians in this broken world (not to mention His usefulness in propagandizing understanding wives and agreeable girlfriends).

Problem is, that pathetic, non-existent "god" of secularist believism also creates "haters" -- that is, people who disagree with the "settled" relativistic opinion of the month, campaign cycle, and other tidbits of mere tradition.

Mind you, "haters" are not to be judged, O ye intolerant of little faith. More simply: It's evil to judge

There may be a slight downside to such "fundamental change." As revolutions throughout history have shown, the yang of oppressed haters (we know they're haters because MTV and HBO say so) will demand their "rights," too -- to be won by the edge of the guillotine or through the barrel of a gun, when required. Obamacare data collection and NSA spying could also come in handy. They may help smooth out bumps in the road.

The Pervert Party 
Hillary Clinton: Personal "Religious Beliefs" Are "Obstacles Standing in the Way" of "Gay Rights"

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Cal Thomas v. Star Parker: Should Ben Carson Apologize to Obama for Prayer Breakfast Remarks?

By Rick Pearcey • February 16, 2013, 01:40 PM

Cal Thomas says yes: "Our politics have become so polarized and corrupted that a president of the United States cannot even attend an event devoted to drawing people closer to God and bridge partisan and cultural divides without being lectured about his policies. . . . 
Carson should publicly apologize and stop going on TV doing 'victory laps' and proclaiming that reaction to his speech was overwhelmingly positive."

Star Parker says no: "What seems to offend Cal Thomas is that Dr. Carson has not fallen victim to the Washington disease that Thomas himself seems to have contracted as [a] result of too many years in our nation’s capital. . . . Religious ritual devoid of content is pointless and destructive. This was Isaiah’s message 2,800 years ago. This is Dr. Ben Carson’s critical message for America today. It’s certainly nothing to apologize about."

Udo Middelmann: "Jesus Came to . . . Argue" (Human Action vs. Religious Passivity) 
Politics an Idol That Distracts Christians From What's Really Important? 
Francis Schaeffer on Authoritarian Government 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Video: Watch Obama Get His "Medicine" on Live TV

By Rick Pearcey • February 9, 2013, 04:20 PM

Drew Zahn reports at WND:

At the National Prayer Breakfast, broadcast live on C-SPAN2, Dr. Ben Carson said he didn’t want to "offend" anyone, but his words nonetheless were likely to have made one distinguished guest in attendance -- President Barack Obama -- squirm in his seat.

Carson is director of the pediatric neurosurgery division at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. His inspiring story of growing up the son of an illiterate, single black woman to becoming one of America’s most esteemed doctors has been detailed in the book Gifted Hands and the movie of the same name.

At Thursday’s prayer breakfast, Carson took aim at a number of topics that may have caused the man seated two chairs to his right a bit of indigestion, including class-warfare economics.

Here is Youtube video of Dr. Carson's remarks.

Texas Reaganauts: Rove Did Not Run 1980 Reagan Campaign in Texas, But He Was Involved

By Rick Pearcey • February 9, 2013, 04:03 PM

Michael W. Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

Republican political consultant Karl Rove went on The O’Reilly Factor on Thursday and said -- in response to conservative criticism of his political action committee -- that he had been the director of the 1980 Ronald Reagan campaign in Texas, a point questioned by veteran Texas GOP campaign leaders and which seems to be only partly true for the period after Reagan secured the Republican presidential nomination that year.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Video: This Is a High-Information Doggie

By Rick Pearcey • January 26, 2013, 04:00 PM

If only we could teach the GOP establishment, not to mention a few voters, what this dog already knows.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Caddell: "This Country Is on the Verge of Explosion"

By Rick Pearcey • January 9, 2013, 10:13 AM

Speaking at a banquet in Texas, Democrat Pat Caddell said the U.S. is in a "pre-revolutionary moment" and "on the verge of explosion."

In describing Caddell's remarks, Terri Hall writes:

He perfectly articulated what’s broken in politics today: government no longer operates by the consent of the governed, it’s rigged against the ordinary citizen by lobbyists, special interests, and corruption, and as a Gallup poll announced today, two-thirds of Americans believe Congress cares more about retaining their power, even to the detriment of the country, than they do about serving and preserving the country.

Watch a Youtube video of Caddell's remarks here.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Purge: “Republican leaders are going to punish conservatives because of . . . conservative votes��?

By Rick Pearcey • December 7, 2012, 12:03 PM

This quote is from Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas, one of four Republican congressmen stripped of key committee positions, according to the "Inside Story of Boehner's Conservative Purge," reported by WND.

It is suggested that this purge is merely the enactment of party discipline.

However, by punishing these conservatives, GOP Speaker of the House John Boehner may be demonstrating the political equivalent of slitting his own throat. And that of the Republican Party.

A political party increasingly alienated from the rules of freedom, as set forth in the Declaration and U.S. Constitution, either rejects the leadership of hypocritical elites or it dies with them.

It is true: A house divided cannot stand. This is true of political parties and of national communities.

Rome wasn't built in a day, and there is no reason to expect that freedom in the U.S will fall in a day. But Rome did fall, and so the U.S. and freedom in the U.S. equally can fall.

The Democrat Party already wars aggressively against the rules of freedom. Thus its extremism is exposed when measured against the liberating mainstream of America freedom and dignity.

It would be a dying shame to see the GOP go down into that same pit. "We the People" need not follow.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Democrat vs. GOP Marketing

By Rick Pearcey • November 30, 2012, 10:36 AM

From My Twitter:

Democrats know what they believe and market it very well. Republicans do not do what they believe and market it very well.

At Facebook, too.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"Pro-Life" McCain: Your Time Is Up

By Rick Pearcey • November 27, 2012, 07:51 AM

Ben Johnson reports at LifeSiteNews:

Former presidential nominee John McCain is urging Republicans to confine their support for the unborn to rhetoric but abandon thoughts of enacting new legislation.

Appearing on Fox News Sunday over the weekend, the Arizona senator said the GOP needs “a bigger tent” to be successful in presidential elections, and part of that means dropping social issues important to conservatives.

Echoing the talking point that men should not weigh in on a female issue McCain said, “I don’t think anybody like me --” then pointed to himself before changing gears abruptly. “I can state my position on abortion, but other than that, leave the issue alone, when we are in the kind of economic situation and, frankly, national security situation we’re in.”

This is the counsel of Republican collapse. As I have written elsewhere, it is a collapse that

. . . . began after the Reagan administration. Reagan understood that American liberty is rooted in a particular political philosophy. It's a vision that declares independence under God instead of dependence under the state. Because Reagan understood there is a vision-for-freedom, he also understood the need to be able to explain and articulate that vision-for-freedom. Unfortunately, then-Vice President George Bush (the elder), despite eight years of seeing Reagan in action, and of seeing that kind of vision win landslide victories at the polls, never seemed to appreciate "the vision thing."

And so the Reagan vision of Americans knowing the "freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers" (from "A Time for Choosing") would be lost. In addition, the rationale and ability to articulate that vision would be lost. More than that, resources to stand up against a contrary vision would be lost -- even if that contrary vision is false.

We hear today many calls for a third party. I'd settle for a second party.

Paper: Out of the Mainstream Obama "Breaking America's Spirit"
Really? "Extreme" Limbaugh, Tea Party Cost Romney the Election?

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Decline of Focus on the Family

By Rick Pearcey • November 19, 2012, 09:12 PM

Joseph Farah writes at WND:

Like many great cultural institutions founded by great Christian men -- Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, the New York Times, yes, even the United States of America
-- [Focus on the Family] lost the Christian vision and passion of the founders.

What am I talking about?

I’m talking about the new non-confrontational, wimpy, smiley-faced, lukewarm Focus on the Family as personified by its new leader, Jim Daly, who seems all-too eager to distance himself and the organization he now heads from the legacy of Dobson.

Daly, apparently, also states that he wants to distance Christians from the Republican Party.

Farah quotes Daly as saying, “If the Christian message has been too wrapped around the axle of the Republican Party, then a) that’s our fault, and b) we’ve got to rethink that.”

"What’s funny about that," Farah comments, is this:

a) Daly sounds just like the leadership of the Republican Party who, like him, don’t want to stand up forcefully and passionately strong for biblical values, and

b) What he’s really talking about is giving up on one of the few cultural and political institutions in which Christians even have a voice and a seat at the table.

Withdrawal from politics is, of course, not an option, just as withdrawal from business, medicine, science, the arts, or church life is not an option.

This does not require, or even come close to requiring, that one identifies Christianity with the Republican Party. That is a silly and easily avoidable error, and I can count on maybe two fingers the number of people I know unsophisticated enough to buy into that mistake.

Rather, all of life is meant to be lived in liberating community with God and man -- and any group or individual that shrinks from his place in this struggle is on the wrong side of the Creator's demand that we be salt and light in this broken world.

Sometimes we can make nice. Other times we have to clear the Temple. It's not as if God Almighty has been unclear about this: Being a human being is not for the faint of heart.

Politics an Idol That Distracts Christians From What's Really Important?
The Curse of Comfortable Christians
Bible Student Confesses to Killing Spiritual Leader's Wife
Francis Schaeffer -- "The Central Problem of Our Age"

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Politics an Idol That Distracts Christians From What's Really Important?

By Rick Pearcey • November 13, 2012, 10:47 AM

Politics can certainly be a distraction.

And yet, any aspect of creation can unduly distract and lead to idolatry -- including caring for the lost, sick, and so on.

The challenges one faces in politics are no different in principle from the challenges of living as salt and light in any calling of life today, and in any aspect of society.

A few examples: Pastors and churches are tempted to lord it over their flocks and be treated as gods; Christian businesses and bookstores equally face temptations to lie, cheat, and steal; Christian musicians face the temptation of settling for less than excellence and instead produce "praise" music that's better suited for the gods of elevators.

Politics, education, the arts, recreation -- all of life is meant to be lived in community with God and man.

But, equally, in a broken world, each of these can be a distraction and a lure away from our true calling.

A pastor, church, or Christian who fails to apply -- across all of life, including political life -- the verifiable, publicly actionable wisdom given by a knowable Creator is failing to be salt and light.

When that happens, society suffers, as is evident in the news and events of life in America today.

The comments above, slightly edited here, first appeared in Facebook.

The Curse of Comfortable Christians
Francis Schaeffer -- "The Central Problem of Our Age"

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Congressman: Either Petraeus Volunteers or He "Will Be Subpoenaed"

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2012, 02:33 PM

Madeleine Morgenstern reports at The Blaze:

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Friday vowed to subpoena outgoing CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus if he won’t testify voluntarily about the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

Gowdy said that while he regretted the "personal ramifications" of Petraeus’ sudden resignation over an extramarital affair, it would not stop Congress from hearing from him about the assault on the consulate that left four Americans dead.

"I hope we don’t have to subpoena a four-star general and the former CIA director," the congressman told Greta Van Susteren on Fox News. "I hope he would come voluntarily, but if he won’t, he will be subpoenaed."

Watch: Obama Refuses Direct Answer After Local Reporter Corners Him on Benghazi Terror Attack
Our Ambassador Is Dead But Obama's Political Guru Is Very Well Protected While Shopping

Friday, November 2, 2012

New Pro-Marriage TV Ads Feature Victims of Bullying by Homosex Activists

By Rick Pearcey • November 2, 2012, 07:13 PM

Matthew Cullinan Hoffman reports at LifeSiteNews:

Two new television ads presented to voters by pro-marriage organizations are featuring victims of bullying by homosexual activists and their allies, whose habitual tactics of slander and intimidation were not widely reported by the mainstream media.

One video sponsored by the Family Research Council and aired in opposition to homosexual “marriage” in Maryland, shows [watch ad here14-year-old Sarah Crank and her mother describing the vicious attacks against Sarah by homosexuals following the girl’s testimony in favor of traditional marriage in the Maryland state legislature in January. . . .

A second video [watch here] aired by the National Organization for Marriage and the Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance features an interview with firefighter Sarah Rowe, who defied her pro-gay union to publicly express her support for a traditional marriage amendment in Minnesota.

Nordstrom Decides to Stomp on Marriage
Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat
Black Pastors: Banning Chick-Fil-A From Cities Is "Same Thing" as Banning Blacks From Restaurants
Pro-Same-Sex "Marriage" Lesbian: "Institution of Marriage Should Not Exist"
What I Saw at Chick-Fil-A Today 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Barack Obama's Top 10 Apologies

By Rick Pearcey • October 24, 2012, 08:06 AM

Nile Gardiner and Morgan Lorraine Roach write at Heritage.org:

A common theme that runs through President Obama's statements is the idea the United States must atone for its past policies, whether it is America's application of the war against Islamist terrorism or its overall foreign policy.

At the core of this message is the concept that the U.S. is a flawed nation that must seek redemption by apologizing for its past "sins."

On several occasions, President Obama has sought to apologize for the actions of his own country when addressing a foreign audience -- including seven of the 10 apologies listed below.

The President has already apologized for his country to nearly 3 billion people across Europe, the Muslim world, and the Americas.

Members of the formerly mainstream media argue that the president has not been involved in anything like an "apology tour." For more on this, and the difficulties of holding such a position, see "Apology Tour Didn't Happen, Media Say." 

Revolt: The Candy Crowley Tipping Point 
Formerly Mainstream Media vs. Shooting at Family Research Council
CNN Star Caught Reading Liberal Blog on Air
"Objective" Journalism and the Formerly Mainstream Media

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Romney Crosses Major Polling Threshold

By Rick Pearcey • October 23, 2012, 08:36 PM

Stephen Dinan reports at the Washington Times:

Mitt Romney crossed a major threshold early this week, moving above 50 percent in his favorability rating with voters, according to the Real Clear Politics average of polls -- and for the first time in the campaign he now leads President Obama on that measure.

The Republican presidential nominee has clearly benefited from the debates. He had a 44.5 percent favorability rating at the end of September, before the debates. But by Monday, when he and Mr. Obama faced off for the final debate of the campaign, Mr. Romney’s favorability average was up to 50.5 percent.

Tom Jensen, director of Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm, said Mr. Romney’s favorability surge “really has been remarkable.”

Gallup: Romney 51, Obama 45

Monday, October 22, 2012

Report: "Scores of known radical Islamists made hundreds of visits to the Obama White House"

By Rick Pearcey • October 22, 2012, 12:24 PM

From the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT):

Court documents and other records have identified many of these visitors as belonging to groups serving as fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and other Islamic militant organizations.

The IPT made the discovery combing through millions of White House visitor log entries. IPT compared the visitors' names with lists of known radical Islamists. . . . 

Hezbollah Salutes Helen Thomas
Source: White House Linked to Flotilla Organizers
Morris: Obama Handcuffs Terror Probers

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Playboy Shoot Absent From Candidate's Resume

By Rick Pearcey • October 20, 2012, 03:29 PM

Bob Unruh reports at WND:

A race for a state legislative seat in Washington state is turning white-hot with a report today that the Democrat challenger who describes herself as a Sunday school teacher appeared as a model in Playboy magazine.

According to the Western Center For Journalism, candidate Amy Biviano has been running for the state House of Representatives as a devoted wife and mother of two sons.

But the report said the campaign has been rocked by the exposure of her appearance in Playboy.

Does this mean political candidates are not allowed to be "proud of my body"? Or does it mean life in the grown-up real world doesn't allow such facile, demeaning, and money-grubbing rationalizations?

Bruni-Sarkozy and the Unbearable Lightness of Nudity
Rolled Model: Tennis Pro Harkleroad "Proud of My Body"

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Democrat Epistemology: "False" Information Does Not Equal "Wrong" Information

By Rick Pearcey • October 11, 2012, 12:46 PM

As philosopher Debbie Wasserman Schultz of the DNC explains to Piers Morgan on CNN: Information that was "completely wrong" about Libya "doesn't mean it was false."

Here's the story. Here's the video.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mitt's Biggest Turn Around Yet; For Matthews, The Thrill Is Gone

By Rick Pearcey • October 4, 2012, 08:24 AM

Robert Stacy McCain at American Spectator offers a terrific overview of last night's debate between Mitt Romney and the chair (Obama supporters may be calling the debate a debacle). McCain must have watched the action on my Facebook and Twitter pages as well (now, where's that smiley thingy?).

Here are the opening two paragraphs of McCain's article:

How decisively did Mitt Romney win Wednesday night's debate? All you had to do was watch the most pro-Obama network to see it. "I personally do not know who won this debate," MSNBC's Rachel Maddow said as soon as the debate ended. She was obviously the only one who didn't know.

When Maddow brought on her colleague Ed Schultz, he moaned that President Obama "created a problem for himself tonight on Social Security. He agreed with Mitt Romney. . . . I thought he was off his game."

Nor did the president's performance send a thrill up the leg of Chris Matthews. "I don't know what he was doing out there,"Matthews complained. "He had his head down. He was enduring the debate rather than fighting it."

"Of all the turnarounds Romney accomplished in his career at Bain Capital," McCain writes, "perhaps none was so significant as the one he pulled off in 90 minutes last night."

And what's Chris Matthews' new theme song? "The Thrill Is Gone." 

P.S. -- This version of "The Thrill Is Gone" is on my MP3 player for workouts.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pastor's Message to Fellow Blacks: End Your "Slavish Devotion to the Democrat Party" -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • October 3, 2012, 04:02 PM

Billy Hallowell reports at The Blaze:

The Bishop E.W. Jackson, founder of the Chesapeake, Virginia-based Exodus Faith Ministries, recently released a controversial video calling for African Americans to make a mass exodus from the Democratic Party.

Throughout the clip, Jackson delivers stinging blows to both liberals and the African Americans who continue to support them, while decrying what he sees as a “slavish devotion to the Democrat Party.”

The Exodus Faith Ministries website states that Rev. Jackson "served in the United States Marine Corps, graduated from Harvard Law School and studied at Harvard Divinity School."

To view video of E.W. Jackson's stirring "Message to Black Christians," go here.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Jimmy Carter Grandson Behind Romney Video

By Rick Pearcey • September 18, 2012, 10:35 AM


Former president Jimmy Carter’s grandson helped leak video of Mitt Romney at a private fundraiser to Mother Jones Magazine, New York Magazine’s Daily Intel blog reports.

James Carter IV helped connect Mother Jones reporter David Corn with video of Romney at a fundraiser saying, among other things, that it is not his “job” to win over the 47 percent of voters committed to President Obama, because they are “dependent on government” and he will “never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Outlaw Clint Eastwood: "Mission Accomplished"

By Rick Pearcey • September 7, 2012, 06:49 PM

Paul Miller reports at The Carmel Pine Cone:

After a week as topic No. 1 in American politics, former Carmel Mayor Clint Eastwood said the outpouring of criticism from left-wing reporters and liberal politicians after his appearance at the Republican National Convention last Thursday night, followed by an avalanche of support on Twitter and in the blogosphere, is all the proof anybody needs that his 12-minute discourse achieved exactly what he intended it to.

President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,” Eastwood told The Pine Cone this week. “Romney and Ryan would do a much better job running the country, and that’s what everybody needs to know. I may have irritated a lot of the lefties, but I was aiming for people in the middle.” . . .

And while the Hollywood superstar has plenty of experience being adored by crowds, he said he hasn’t given a lot of speeches and admitted that, “I really don’t know how to.” He also hates using a teleprompter, so it was settled in his mind that when he spoke to the 10,000 people in the convention hall, and the millions more watching on television, he would do it extemporaneously.

"It was only after a quick nap in his hotel room a few blocks from the convention site, Eastwood said, that he mapped out his remarks -- starting with his observation about politics in Hollywood, then challenging the president about the failure of his economic policies, and wrapping up by telling the public 'they don’t have to worship politicians, like they were royalty or something,'" Miller reports.

"But even then," Miller writes, "with just an hour before he appeared on stage, it still hadn’t occurred to Eastwood to use an empty chair as a stand-in for the president."

Video: Clint Eastwood at Republican National Convention 
Empty Chair Watch: Obama Says Fatherhood Trumps Politics
Did Clint Eastwood Really Make Mitt Romney's Day?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Democrat Platform: Zero References to "God," 100 References to "Obama"

By Rick Pearcey • September 5, 2012, 09:32 AM

"Perhaps they got the two concepts mixed up," suggests David N. Bass at American Spectator.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Re: TSA Agents Frisk Elderly Paul Ryan Supporters

By Rick Pearcey • August 23, 2012, 03:42 PM

Jim Kane writes at Gather.com:

Transportation Security Administration screeners are now being deployed to political events and were spotted patting down senior citizens at a Paul Ryan speech in Florida.

There's more at The Shark Tank, which notes: "We heard that the TSA was going to expand its ummm, ‘reach,’ but to assist in political campaigns is quite the jump in broadening their ‘transportation security horizons'." 

Infowars.com provides context:

As we have previously documented, airport security style checkpoints and inspection procedures are already in place at bus terminals, train stations, and are rapidly being expanded to the streets of America.

Agents have even been spotted roaming around at public events such as sports games and music concerts, and even at high school proms.

The TSA even moved beyond its own borders this summer as agents were dispatched to airports in London for the Olympic Games.

Kane reminds us that "during the 2008 campaign, then-candidate Barack Obama stated, 'We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful' as the United States military. Perhaps the airport screeners are the civilian army he was talking about."

Kane concludes: "It's awful that Americans are becoming so inured to being patted down by creepy TSA screeners. The agency is becoming omnipresent in society. Isn't the Secret Service enough to protect candidates at political rallies?"

As for the Secret Service -- yes, it probably is enough to protect candidates. But what if the purpose of the TSA and similar arms of the federal government is broader? It's an honest question.

Omaba & Co. (which could include any among the Washington-centric establishment, including Republicans) may have calculated that a civilian army is needed to protect the federal government -- from the people.

Especially from those who expect presidents, congressmen, senators, and federal bureaucrats to uphold their oath to respect and protect the Constitution of the United States.

It's an honest consideration. And why we have the 2nd Amendment.

The Founding generation knew about the dangers of overweening control. The Washingtons, Jeffersons, and Madisons understood: The bigger the government, the smaller the people.

They understood the need to safeguard responsible authority so that it does not transmogrify into oppression, which has been the unfortunate norm throughout human history.

So when a 70- or 80-year-old grandmother is frisked by a "civilian army," freedom cries out. Her family, her community, her country come to the rescue.

It's the humane thing, the freedom thing, and the Creator-endowed "unalienable right" thing to do.

Let's hope the TSA isn't there to get in the way.  

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sowell Reviews Film "2016: Obama's America"

By Rick Pearcey • August 22, 2012, 10:30 AM

"I had to sit on a staircase in the balcony, but it was worth it." The official trailer of the film is here.

Megyn Kelly of Fox News interviews Dinesh D'Souza, who is introduced as the co-writer and co-director of 2016.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Politico: Red States More Charitable

By Rick Pearcey • August 21, 2012, 09:15 AM

Mackenzie Weinger at Politico reports on a new study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy:

Red states give more money than blue states. . . .

The eight states whose residents gave the highest share of their income . . . all backed McCain in 2008. Utah leads charitable giving, with 10.6 percent of income given.

And the least generous states . . . were Obama supporters in the last presidential race. New Hampshire residents gave the least share of their income, the Chronicle stated, with 2.5 percent.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

America's 1st Black Elected Governor to Biden: "Slavery Is Nothing to Joke About"

By Rick Pearcey • August 16, 2012, 11:07 AM

From Toby Harnden's blog at the UK Daily Mail:

America’s first black governor has become the most senior Democrat to break ranks over Joe Biden’s "y’all in chains" comments, telling the Vice President: "Slavery is nothing to joke about."

Douglas Wilder, who was governor of Virginia from 1900 to 1994, told CNN that "'without question" Biden’s remarks in Danville, Virginia, "were appeals to race."

Biden Refers to Ryan as "Governor"

By Rick Pearcey • August 16, 2012, 10:37 AM

CNSNews.com reports:

Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday referred to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the running mate of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, as “Governor Ryan.”

During a campaign stop at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Va., Biden said, “Congressman Ryan and the congressional Republicans, as one person said, had all, have already passed in the Republican House what Governor Ryan is promising to give the whole nation."

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Romney vs. the Boy Scouts

By Rick Pearcey • August 8, 2012, 01:32 PM

LifeSiteNews.com is reporting that Mitt Romney "stands by a 1994 statement that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) should admit homosexuals to the organization, as members or adult supervisors, according to a campaign spokesperson."

"During a 1994 debate with Ted Kennedy," LifeSiteNews continues, "Romney said, 'I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.'"

Romney's reaffirmation of his 1994 statement is unfortunate, in the extreme, literally. Yes, he does well by affirming that the Boy Scouts should be able "to decide what it wants to do on that issue."

But in relation to a more foundational concern, he seems not to understand that the homosexualist worldview at its core stands in direct opposition to the freedom worldview of the Founders and the Declaration.

How so? The Creator who is the basis for unalienable rights is also the same (knowable and verifiable and publicly actionable) Creator who is the basis for distinquishing real marriage from counterfeit marriage.

Homosexualists are pushing a monodimensional naturalistic sameness (ill-labeled "equality" for marketing and PR purposes), but the Creator affirms male-female diversity and liberation within the circle of marriage.

"Sexual orientation" is another ill-founded wobbly cliche employed to impose an extremist agenda.

But it is better understood as political disorientation for the uninformed and factually challenged. It opens wide the door for any immoral practice harmful to consenting adults and unsuspecting kids. Go ahead, make NAMBLA's day.

On the issue of Boy Scouts, therefore, Romney is embracing an anti-Creator and anti-human bigtory that places him against the mainstream U.S. position as set forth in our defining and foundational documents.

It's an extremist position, an untenable position, an un-American position, and a losing position.

Political memo to Mitt: Americans seeking liberation from Obamaville remain a people of bold colors and bright ideals, not 50 shades of pastel. Don't let nuance devolve into nonsense.

Radical Rules for Girl Scouts' Birthday
Bachmann, Romney, Santorum Sign Pro-Marriage Pledge
Pro-Same-Sex "Marriage" Lesbian: "Institution of Marriage Should Not Exist"
What I Saw at Chick-Fil-A Today

Note: Portions of these remarks also appear in Facebook.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Did Clint Eastwood Really Make Mitt Romney's Day?

By Rick Pearcey • August 4, 2012, 12:59 PM

Becket Adams writes at The Blaze:

Clint Eastwood just made Mitt Romney’s day.

The Dirty Harry star and Oscar-winning director of Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby endorsed the Republican presidential candidate Friday night during a Sun Valley fundraiser.

“I think the country needs a boost,” Eastwood told The Associated Press as he joined other Romney supporters for the private campaign event.

Obama responds (or did he ...?): "Clint Eastwood didn't say that. He didn't make those words happen. Somebody else built that sentence."

But would that mean the roads and bridges endorsed Romney? 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Allen West Targeted by New Soros-Backed SuperPAC

By Rick Pearcey • July 11, 2012, 11:48 PM

Florida congressman "Allen West is on the top 10 target list for Democrats this year," writes William A. Jacobson of Cornell University.

And now a Soros-backed "SuperPAC has been formed specifically to get rid of West, as reported by The Shark Tank."

To donate to West, go here.

Hat tip: Drudge

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Brad Pitt's Mom in Fear After Slamming Obama

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2012, 11:02 AM

Jack Minor reports at WND:

Jane Pitt, mother of actor Brad Pitt, has been scared into silence by the hate-filled, vulgar and even violent reaction to her public assertion that Barack Obama is “a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.”

Monday, July 9, 2012

D.C. Consultants Stealing the Soul of the GOP?

By Rick Pearcey • July 9, 2012, 01:47 PM

From Conservative HQ:

It says a lot about the caliber of advice Mitt Romney is getting that in the midst of the worst economy since the Great Depression of the 1930s, he can do no better than tie President Barack Obama in most national polls.

The same goes for Republican congressional candidates -- especially those for the Senate -- which under the leadership of Democrat Harry Reid hasn’t passed a budget in over three years.

A big part of the problem is, in a word, consultants. Especially the small coterie of Washington, DC based insiders that have come to dominate Republican political strategy and ad making over the past decade.

Conclusion: "The establishment Republican Party has not so much sold its soul as had its soul stolen by this small group of Washington consultants. Until Republicans throw-off the influence of these self-serving insiders -- and actually run as principled small government constitutional conservatives -- they risk suffering the same fate they suffered in 1976, 1992, 1996 and 2008, while making millions of dollars for the architects of their defeat in the process."

Monday, July 2, 2012

Cain: All in to Take Down Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • July 2, 2012, 08:32 AM

Herman Cain at WND:

I was as disappointed as anyone else by the Obamacare ruling, and I remain deeply troubled by Chief Justice Roberts’ assertion that the federal government has the power to do virtually anything, so long as it calls it a tax.

But this is the hand we’ve been dealt, and the question now is how well can we play it? When you get over the punch in the gut and the feeling of betrayal, you should recognize that it’s a hand we could play all the way to a pretty big win.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

All Disagreement Is Racist

By Rick Pearcey • June 28, 2012, 07:22 AM

Eileen F. Toplansky takes a look at "The Specious Logic of the Left."

Monday, June 18, 2012

"Civility" and the Legacy of George W. Bush

By Rick Pearcey • June 18, 2012, 10:03 AM

Steve McCann writes at American Thinker:

Excessive civility in the face of a national crisis is tantamount to indifference. 

The Bush family dynasty exemplifies the patrician attitude of holding oneself above the fray after fulfilling one's pre-ordained obligation to society.  

This may have been fine in the halcyon days of the past, when America's future seemed limitless and those answering to the call of duty were for the most part honorable people. 

With Barack Obama at the helm, that is no longer the case.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

WPost: Pileup at White House

By Rick Pearcey • June 12, 2012, 11:53 AM

Dana Milbank writes:

Job growth has stalled, the Democrats have been humiliated in Wisconsin, the attorney general is facing a contempt-of-Congress citation, talks with Pakistan have broken down, Bill Clinton is contradicting Obama, Mitt Romney is outraising him, Democrats and Republicans alike are complaining about a “cascade” of national-security leaks from his administration, and he is now on record as saying that the “private sector is doing fine.”

Could an already horrible June "get any worse" for President Obama? Milbank asks.

Answer: Yes.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Socialist Party Covering Up Obama Membership?

By Rick Pearcey • June 11, 2012, 10:11 AM

Aaron Klein reports at WND:

Barack Obama’s 2008 political campaign may not be the only ones caught making possibly misleading statements about the sitting president’s alleged membership in the 1990′s socialist-leaning New Party.

The now defunct New Party’s founder, University of Wisconsin Professor Joel Rogers, is currently denying his organization had ever had any members, thus making it impossible for Obama to have ever been an official member. . . .

WND, however, found scores of reports from the 1990s describing members of the New Party.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Palin: Wisconsin Recall Results Could Mean . . .

By Rick Pearcey • June 6, 2012, 12:14 PM

"Obama's goose is cooked."

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Honorary Chair of Socialist Organization

By Rick Pearcey • May 30, 2012, 11:51 AM

Melissa Quinn writes at The Daily Caller:

President Barack Obama on Tuesday awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America, Dolores Huerta.

The Heritage Foundation notes that Huerta, 82, has in the past said that “Republicans hate Latinos” and praised Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Obama Ducks Call to Release Collegiate Transcripts

By Rick Pearcey • May 29, 2012, 12:15 PM

Dave Boyer reports at the Washington Times:

When President Obama gave the commencement address last week at the Air Force Academy, he congratulated the cadets for excelling at one of the most demanding schools in the country.

But decades after Mr. Obama completed his own college course work, his academic performance is still a mystery.

Before and after his election as president, Mr. Obama has refused to release his college transcripts from his days as an undergraduate and a law school student.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

1996 Ad: Obama Event Sponsored by Socialist Group

By Rick Pearcey • May 24, 2012, 12:49 PM

WND reports:

A 1996 print advertisement in a local Chicago newspaper shows President Obama was the speaker at an event sponsored and presented by the Democratic Socialists of America, the DSA. 

Here is the advertisement:

Monday, April 23, 2012

Democrats Are Jumping Ship

By Rick Pearcey • April 23, 2012, 07:43 AM

At Investors Business Daily:

Perhaps Democrats know something the rest of us don't about Barack Obama's political fortunes. What else explains the increasing numbers who are openly defying the president on two key election issues?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Piven: "Social Democrats, Socialists, and Communists ... We Are All Together"

By Rick Pearcey • March 23, 2012, 09:07 AM

Benny Johnson writes at The Blaze:

"At last weekend’s Left Forum 2012, the annual pep-rally for liberal thought, renown leftist professor and activist Frances Fox Piven shown some light onto the makeup of the current America Left."

According to Piven, it's all part of "transforming America and the world" (emphasis added). One might wonder if the Piven is writing Obama's speeches.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Outrage Over American Flag With Obama Image

By Rick Pearcey • March 15, 2012, 08:34 AM

Joshua Rhett Miller writes at Foxnews.com:

An American flag with President Obama's image in place of the stars flew over a Florida county's Democrat headquarters long enough to enrage local veterans who called the altered banner "a disgrace."

The altered flag is not just a disgrace, but a warning: It captures the spirit of the Obama administration, which seeks to replace the norms and content of the rules for freedom (see the Declaration and Constitution) with the rules for unfreedom (see Alinsky, Marx, and Jeremiah Wright).

Friday, March 9, 2012

Big Lies on Big Oil

By Rick Pearcey • March 9, 2012, 08:28 AM

David Limbaugh asks: "How much truth is there in President Obama's latest favorite mantra that we consume a disproportionate share of the world's oil, especially considering how little of the world's reserves we have?"

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Obama on Rev. Wright's Church: "Best education that I ever had"

By Rick Pearcey • February 28, 2012, 11:52 AM

And what did he learn at that church? That's a highly relevant question because a) one's worldview (religious or otherwise) shapes one's character and the direction of one's choices, and b) this is especially important politically for the man who occupies the highest and most-powerful elective office in the world, where freedom is at stake and constantly under attack. More here.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Barack Obama, Afghan Muslims, and American Catholics

By Rick Pearcey • February 24, 2012, 04:46 PM

In his most recent column, CNSNews.com editor in chief Terry Jeffrey writes:

It is plain as day: Obama is more deferential to the religious sensibilities of Muslims in Afghanistan than he is to the constitutionally protected religious liberty of Catholics in the United States of America.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Walking Dead Democrats

By Rick Pearcey • February 22, 2012, 07:08 AM

Obama voters don't think, they just consume. Like braindead zombies on AMC's The Walking Dead.

More food for thought here.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Messiah Prof Defends "Explicitly Christian" Obama

By Rick Pearcey • February 21, 2012, 08:28 AM

Dr. John Fea, chairman of the history department at Messiah College, writes that "Obama may be the most explicitly Chrisitan president in American history."

Monday, February 20, 2012

George Washington's Farewell Address

By Rick Pearcey • February 20, 2012, 08:04 AM

Among other things, the Father of Our Country wrote in 1796: "Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports."

Monday, January 30, 2012

Video: Mitt Heaps Praise on Romneycare "Parent" Archliberal Ted Kennedy

By Rick Pearcey • January 30, 2012, 06:52 PM

David Corn wites at Mother Jones:

It's no secret that Mitt Romney has an albatross around his neck: Romneycare, the Massachusetts health care overhaul he enacted while governor of the Bay State.

The plan, which included a mandate compelling state residents to obtain health insurance, was a model in part for President Barack Obama's health care reform, which is much-despised by conservatives and Republican voters.

This video of the Romney-Kennedy healthcare bill signing, in which Romney introduces "my collaborator and friend Sen. Edward Kennedy," will make defense of Romney as a constitutional "conservative" that much more difficult. And it should.

Hat tip: David Limbaugh

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Did Obama Channel Karl Marx?

By Rick Pearcey • January 26, 2012, 11:21 AM

Aaron Klein writes:

In his third State of the Union address . . . President Obama channeled the mantra of U.S. progressive groups by repeatedly calling for so-called “economic fairness” in America.

Some progressives point to revolutionary socialist Karl Marx as the modern originator of the idea of “economic fairness.”

Also, late Harvard professor John Rawls, one of the most important philosophers of liberalism in the 20th century, named his own theory “justice as fairness.”

Some have previously pointed to Rawls’ possible influence over Obama. Rawls calls for ensuring distributive justice of resources.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

GOP House Member to Boycott Obama "State of the Union"

By Rick Pearcey • January 24, 2012, 10:31 AM

From the National Journal:

"Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., said on Monday he is boycotting President Obama’s State of the Union address."

Monday, January 23, 2012

Gingrich and Defeating Leftism in America

By Rick Pearcey • January 23, 2012, 09:10 AM

Bruce Walker writes at American Thinker:

Gingrich can beat Obama and add more Republicans to elective office. His debating skills will eviscerate Obama, and a Republican platform like the Contract With America would put the left on the defensive through November. More importantly, however, Gingrich can actually defeat leftism in America.

Thus far, Gingrich has done the best job of articulating the antithesis between the rules of freedom (as set forth in the Constitution and Declaration) and the rules of unfreedom (as embraced by radicals Obama and Saul Alinsky).

Whoever wins the GOP nomination, however, if the United States is to escape the clutches of Obama and Obamaism, this fundamental antithesis must be front and center, with particular issues (education, marriage, life, energy, foreign policy, jobs, etc.) framed as choices between these two different destinies for the American people.

And then, while in office, a new president must govern in ways consistent with the rules for freedom. Arrayed against him will be the Democrat machine and RINO Republicanism, not to mention islands of unfreedom in media, the academy, Hollywood, unions, and secularized churches.

Therefore, while the new president is governing, American society in all her sectors must be educated anew in those founding and liberating principles that alone have demonstrated an ability to make this nation a "shining city on a hill."

In this way, the American people can begin throwing off the chains of liberalism and squishy Republicanism.

And when your kids and their kids ask what you did in the struggle to liberate America, those who participate in refounding this great nation will have some terrific stories to tell. Gather around the campfire to pass the torch of freedom.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Santorum: "When We've Run Establishment Candidates, We've Lost"

By Rick Pearcey • January 11, 2012, 06:54 AM

"We’ve lost with John McCain. We lost with Bob Dole. We lost with Gerry Ford," say Rick Santorum.

On the other hand, says the former senator from Pennsylvania:

When we’ve run conservatives, you know, like Ronald Reagan . . . who went through a tough primary, we’ve been able to win, and that’s what we need.

This is a party that understands ultimately that we need a strong conservative voice out there to be a strong alternative to Barack Obama, and we’re that alternative.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Why Has Rick Santorum Emerged?

By Rick Pearcey • January 4, 2012, 07:15 AM

In a column titled "Santorum's Experiment in Truth-Telling," CNSNews Editor-in-Chief Terry Jeffrey explains that Rick Santorum has emerged in Iowa because a) he clearly is qualified to hold the office of the presidency and because b) he offers (unlike Barack Obama) a fact-based vision of American freedom rooted in the Delcaration of Independence.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dick Morris: Ron Paul "Most Liberal, Radical Left-Wing Person to Run for President"

By Rick Pearcey • December 29, 2011, 01:07 PM

Jeff Poor writes at The Daily Caller:

Ron Paul’s likely strong showing in next week’s Iowa caucus is causing him to take fire from all sides. The latest: Former adviser to Bill Clinton, Fox News Channel’s Dick Morris.

Morris, in an appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor” on Wednesday, was asked by fill-in host Eric Bolling what he made of Paul’s rise. Morris’ reaction was one of extreme disappointment and caution.

“I think it’s horrible,” Morris replied. “I think that he is absolutely the most liberal, radical, left-wing person to run for president in the United States in the last 50 years.

"Nobody else wants to dismantle the military, including Obama, but he does. Even Obama doesn’t want to repeal the Patriot Act. But he does.

"Even Obama doesn’t say that we caused 9/11 and brought it on ourselves. But Ron Paul does.

"Even Obama doesn’t want to legalize heroin and cocaine, but Ron Paul does. This guy is no conservative. This guy is an ultra, ultra-left-wing radical.”

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Gingrich Supported Romneycare in 2006 Newsletter

By Rick Pearcey • December 27, 2011, 10:50 AM

"Newt Gingrich voiced enthusiasm for Mitt Romney's Massachusetts health-care law when it was passed five years ago, the same plan he has been denouncing over the past few months as he campaigned for the Republican presidential nomination." 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Bachmann Responds to Obama's "Aloha" Comment

By Rick Pearcey • December 24, 2011, 09:48 AM

Posted at MicheleBachmann.com:

Urbandale, Iowa -- Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s “Aloha” wishes to the media before heading off to Hawaii for the holidays:

“Mr. President -- We just left Chariton, Iowa, where I talked with a businesswoman with tears in her eyes who was worried about losing her business due to your failed economic policies. While you travel to Hawaii to enjoy the holidays, many Americans will have no Christmas at all because of your failed policies.

“President Obama is out of touch with the people; as he extends ‘Aloha’ wishes, Americans are ready to bid him ‘Goodbye’ in November of 2012.”

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bachmann: My Poll Numbers Not Worrisome

By Rick Pearcey • December 15, 2011, 08:42 AM

At Newsmax:

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said Wednesday she is not concerned that she has been lagging behind in national polls since she was considered a top Republican contender in the spring and her upcoming 99-county tour of Iowa will show caucus voters in her home state that she is the only “true constitutional conservative” in the presidential race.  

Monday, December 5, 2011

Iowa Watch: Phyllis Schlafly Endorses Michele Bachmann

By Rick Pearcey • December 5, 2011, 05:04 PM

From the Des Moines Register:

Social conservative Phyllis Schlafly has endorsed Michele Bachmann for president and is urging Iowans to caucus for her, Bachmann’s campaign told The Des Moines Register tonight.

In a written statement, Schlafly says: “Most important, Michele has the courage to be a leader among her peers. She is a real champion in speaking up for values we care about. Michele is a woman of faith and the mother of a beautiful family. She has a 100 percent pro-life record and is a strong supporter of traditional marriage.”

Report: Herman Cain to Endorse Newt Gingrich Today

By Rick Pearcey • December 5, 2011, 08:38 AM

MyFoxAtlanta reports:

Herman Cain might be out of the running as a Republican presidential candidate, but his voice still carries weight with his many loyal supporters. Since he bowed out of the race Saturday, there has been much speculation on who he would endorse.

Sources tell FOX 5 News that Herman Cain plans to endorse fellow Georgian Newt Gingrich on Monday. They say details of a formal announcement are still being worked out.

Jewish Republicans: Ron Paul "Extreme"

By Rick Pearcey • December 5, 2011, 08:27 AM

Newsmax reports:

Rep. Ron Paul is being banned from a major GOP debate on Jewish issues in Washington this week, according to the NY Sun, because of his “extreme views” on Israel and the Mideast.

Paul has stood out at GOP debates by advocating liberatarian foreign policy positions that would put him, in some cases, to the left of the Democratic Party. He has called for withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, Afghanistan other countries, has suggested that an Iranian nuclear bomb would not be a threat, and has questions the billions of dollars in foreign aid given to Israel.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ron Paul: Personally Opposed to Same-Sex "Marriage," But . . .

By Rick Pearcey • November 30, 2011, 09:06 AM

Ben Johnson writes at LifeSiteNews:

As polls show Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul tied for first place in Iowa, media outlets have struggled to understand his distinctive stance on the issues, including same-sex “marriage.” Sheldon Alberts of Canada’s National Post, for example, wrote Monday that “Paul believes: Gays should be allowed to marry.”

The truth is more complex . . . and perhaps confusing. Congressman Paul’s view of same-sex “marriage” can best be summed up in one phrase: states rights. Ron Paul believes homosexuals should be allowed to “marry” . . . in states that legalize the practice.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cain: Would Swear on Bible -- No Affair

By Rick Pearcey • November 29, 2011, 09:00 AM

Alex Pappas reports at The Daily Caller:

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told supporters at a fundraising event Monday night that fresh allegations that he had an extended 13-year affair with a woman in Georgia are untrue.

Washington, D.C. attorney Mary Brett, who attended the event, told The Daily Caller that Cain swore to supporters that if he had a Bible, he’d put his hand on it and vow that the allegations are false.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Democrats "Will Explicitly Abandon the White Working Class"

By Rick Pearcey • November 28, 2011, 03:31 PM

Thomas Edsall oberves at the New York Times:

For decades, Democrats have suffered continuous and increasingly severe losses among white voters. But preparations by Democratic operatives for the 2012 election make it clear for the first time that the party will explicitly abandon the white working class.

All pretense of trying to win a majority of the white working class has been effectively jettisoned in favor of cementing a center-left coalition made up, on the one hand, of voters who have gotten ahead on the basis of educational attainment -- professors, artists, designers, editors, human resources managers, lawyers, librarians, social workers, teachers and therapists -- and a second, substantial constituency of lower-income voters who are disproportionately African-American and Hispanic.

The Democrat Party has already abandoned the American ideal, so it is hardly surprising that it is abandoning whole swaths of Americans. 

Obama and Co. have already said good-bye to government centered on the Creator, which is what the Declaration calls for, and they are busy trying to create new rights out of thin air in order to win over masses of people who themselves have also either already consciously rejected the American ideal or are not sufficiently educated to know they are being manipulated into control by an ever-growing and mutating federal state apparatus.

Thus the unnacountable White House czars, the relentless push for taxation without Constitutional representation, and the unending busyness of federal regulators who are in our bedrooms, bathrooms, refrigeratiors, toilet bowls, checkbooks, schools, backyards, jobless numbers.

And did we mention the federal hammer and sickle inside the uterus so that all women have equal and democratic access to the reproductive killing fields? The federally authorized killing of babies safely is truly an equal opportunity society. The blood of abandoned life cries out from the ground.

The Democrats have also already said good-bye to Constitutional governance -- and prefer instead a "living" malleable document that they can bend to their wishes for greater state control and greater personal control over the masses of America.

To pull this off this ripoff against freedom and humanity, Democrats will continue using the language of the Declaration and Constitution even while eviscerating both documents in an ongoing campaign of shred, divide, and conquer. 

Thus we can expect to continue to hear much about being "equal" or even "created equal," but without any understanding that there is a Creator over and above the state who is the source and defining reference point for what genuine human equality really means and how this differs from the radical extremism being pushed by Obama and his cadres of activists and organizers.

The real problem for the Democrats is not that they have lost white voters but that they have lost themselves. If America is to find herself again, she must lose Obama (and his Republican enablers) and reconnect with the Creator.

One way you can tell He is the center of gravity for human freedom is that when everything is given to Him, everything is then returned ten-fold and even a hundred-fold. This counts for freedom and economic prosperity.

He who would be rich in freedom must first be rich in spirit.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Godless Obama a Phony U.S. President

By Rick Pearcey • November 25, 2011, 10:21 AM

Newsmax reports:

President Obama gave his weekly radio address, one devoted to Thanksgiving, by praising U.S. service members and volunteers at shelters and soup kitchens.

The president outlined the many ways that Americans were coming together and the various things he was thankful for, but not once thanked God.

Obama is president of this country, but he rejects the American presidency -- for that authority is ultimately rooted in, and limited by, a real Creator who is the center of gravity of human rights and human freedom.

In contrast, Obama rejects that Creator and instead derives his power from electoral nose-counting. And whoever runs his teleprompter.

An authentically American president is one who affirms in public and in private, in policy and in philosophy, the vision-for-freedom set forth in the content, blood, and sacrifice gathered up and represented in our nation's Declaration of Independence.

This is our philosophic vision, and the current White House Occupier appears to have no use for it.

For that vision is centered on the Creator. It is not based on so-called "equality" but on being "created equal," which logically entails the existence of a God over and above the state, the natural order, and even the lofty Mr. Obama himself.

Nor is our nation founded upon Obama's divisive religion of class hatreds and class warfare, on cults of "diversity," on gender as a social construct, or on the latest "values" from secularland. And that includes "luck," Mr. Obama.

What this guy's secular sermon this Thanksgiving teaches us is that we don't have an authentically U.S. president. Instead, we have a phony, a pretender.

It's a turkey, not a president. And if it quacks like a turkey, it's not an eagle.

Mr. Obama may be a great dad and wonderful husband. And apparently he can shoot a hoop.

But as president he is in America, but not of America. The sooner he and his ilk are out of power in America, the better.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Update: Bachmann Demands NBC Apologize for "Lyin' A-- B--ch"

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2011, 04:17 PM

From The Blaze:

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Wednesday demanded NBC apologize for the walk-on music used for her appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” when the house band played an instrumental version of the song “Lyin’ A-- B--ch.”

In her first public comments about the Monday incident, Bachmann said during an appearance on Fox News she has accepted Fallon’s apology, but now NBC needs to address the issue. The Minnesota congresswoman said it was sexist and showed bias against conservative women.

Related: Rush Limbaugh Praises Michele Bachmann Debate Performance

Rush Limbaugh Praises Michele Bachmann Debate Performance

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2011, 01:21 PM

Earlier today on his radio talk show, Rush Limbaugh praised Michele Bachmann for her performance during last night's GOP debate on foreign affairs. The debate was sponsored by CNN, the Heritage Foundation, and the American Enterprise Institute.

Limbaugh said that every single person performed well last night, but he also said he had no doubt that Bachmann, if elected president, would spend every single moment of her presidency defending the institutions and traditions of the United States.

Limbaugh also drew attention to the terrible way Bachmann was treated recently on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." When she was brought onto the set for an interview, the Jimmy Fallon band greeted her with a song titled, "Lyin' A-- B--ch" -- not the words, just the tune.

Limbaugh noticed that this show is broadcast by a major television network, NBC. He also suggested that if the tables were turned and, say, the Mike Huckabee band played the same tune while introducing Hillary Clinton, the mainstream media would have responded a bit differently, to say the least.

Limbaugh also said he checked the webpage of NOW, the National Organization for Women, and found that a lead story dealt with Herman Cain and how he was an "SOB" (Rush's language) for calling Nancy Pelosi "Princess Nancy."

Under "Hot Topics" is in fact a story titled, "Cain, Sexual Harassment, and the Campaign Against Women in Public Life."

Limbaugh noted that with Bachmann we have the only woman currently running for the office of the president of the United States, and yet this woman is treated in such a profoundly disrespectful manner.

Therefore, said Limbaugh, not only was the anti-Bachmann Fallon fiasco not mentioned on the NOW website, but instead there is an attack against Herman Cain because, among other things, he dared to term Nancy Pelosi, who is not running for president, "Princess Nancy."

Why is NOW silent about Bachmann's ill treatment -- if NOW's concern is really regarding women instead of just liberal women who embrace abortion, are cool with homosexuality, despise marriage and family, and embrace the idea of the federal state as the new husband or, perhaps more to the point, sugar daddy? Just wondering.

The phrase "selective outrage" comes to mind.  

This is not a double-standard: It's a single standard: Hatred for any candidate who does not embrace the estranged liberal-socialist statist program of radical change -- and hatred especially for any presidential candidate who shows signs of a) understanding the Constitutional and Declarational foundations upon which the United States is built, and b) possessing the courage and backbone needed to stand up against an onslaught of hatred, misreporting, and character assassination.

There really is no doubt in my mind, as well: A President Michele Bachmann would be vastly superior to Barack Obama or to any other current Democrat and the vision-for-unfreedom for which they stand.

My sense is that she would work every single day of her presidency to relaunch and restore and resume the American Constitutional Republic, founded upon Declaration content and its exemplary vision-for-freedom.

Do not count Michele Bachmann out. And if she does not win the presidency, she should be at the top of the list for a major cabinet post.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Horowitz: Obama "Systematically Destroying Our Liberties"

By Rick Pearcey • November 18, 2011, 07:00 AM

At Newsmax.com:

President Barack Obama is the most dangerous president of modern times, intent on turning the country into a second-rate power because "he basically despises America,” conservative activist and author David Horowitz tells Newsmax.TV. . . .

When he talks about the political left in America, Horowitz speaks from an experience most conservative experts lack. He was one of the founders of the New Left in the 1960s and an editor of its largest magazine, Ramparts

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Investigator: Herman Cain Innocent of Sexual Advances

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2011, 07:57 PM

From CBS in Atlanta:

Private investigator T.J. Ward said presidential hopeful Herman Cain was not lying at a news conference on Tuesday in Phoenix.

Cain denied making any sexual actions towards Sharon Bialek and vowed to take a polygraph test if necessary to prove his innocence.

Cain has not taken a polygraph but Ward said he does have software that does something better.

Ward said the $15,000 software can detect lies in people's voices.

Here is news video of the report.

Veteran Anchor: Cain and Bialek Roles May "Have Been Reversed"

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2011, 08:41 AM

Tiffany Gabbay writes at The Blaze:

On his radio program Tuesday, Mark Levin aired a clip of veteran journalist and CBS anchor Bill Kurtis on WLS saying that Herman Cain’s accuser, Sharon Bialek, is a former CBS employee with a “track record.”

Given her checkered past, a chuckling Kurtis posited that Bialek‘s and Cain’s roles in the alleged car-incident could even have been reversed.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

President Obama Announces Dept. of Mind-Reading and Social Justice

By Rick Pearcey • November 8, 2011, 01:15 PM

According to White House spokesman Jay Carney, "The president feels that, given the crisis of sexual harassment in America, as exemplified by now the 5th woman to come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain, something must be done now so that the elections of 2012 can be fair and balanced, so that the will of the American people is respected."

The White House press secretary also said, "The president also feels that the people of the Americas have waited far too long for a Cabinet-level office to address this crisis. And that, now, finally, with a Department of Mind-Reading and Social Justice, hard-working indiviudals and cooperatives will be able to save time and money and know for sure who really is committing sexual harassment, which disproportionately impacts women, minorities, and children."

Carney also said, "This new, forward-looking Department of Mind-Reading and Social Justice will also aim to protect freedom and liberty by utilizing non-profiling behaviors and genetic resources to determine who is in a state of pre-sexual harassment and thus an appropriate candidate for responsible crisis intervention by loving family members and by sensitive, licensed practitioners of social justice from a diversity of religious voices."

Finally, said Carney, "The Federal Accounting Service has scored the new plan and has concluded that savings in court costs generated from investments in this new department alone will help provide sorely needed funds for budget neutrality, not to mention an infusion of newly balanced former sexual harassers, to address the concerns of global warming, energy independence, and equality among all organic and inorganic families of this great planet that we call home."

Daily Mail: Cain Accuser a "Complete Gold Digger"

By Rick Pearcey • November 8, 2011, 12:17 PM

Rachel Quigley reports at the UK Daily Mail.

Hat tip: Dan Smedra

Witness: Cain Accuser Sharon Bialek Hugged Him at Tea Party Meet a Month Ago

By Rick Pearcey • November 8, 2011, 10:38 AM

Michael Sneed writes at the Chicago Sun-Times:

WIND radio co-host Amy Jacobson . . . tells Sneed she witnessed the Cain/Bialek encounter a month ago while backstage at the AM 560 WIND sponsored TeaCon meeting in Schaumburg Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.

Hat tip: Dan Smedra

Update: Cain Press Conference at 5 PM Eastern

By Rick Pearcey • November 8, 2011, 09:56 AM

Tony Lee writes at Human Events:

Herman Cain will hold a press conference today in Scottsdale, Arizona, at 3 p.m. Arizona time (5 p.m. E.T.) to respond to allegations made on Monday by a woman, Sharon Bialek, represented by infamous attorney Gloria Allred. 

“It is noteworthy that Gloria Allred is a celebrity lawyer who specializes in generating publicity for herself and her clients,” Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon said in a statement. “Ms. Allred is a high-profile Democrat Party donor and activist who has given over ten thousand dollars to liberal Democrats like Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein, and Barbara Boxer." 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Cain Press Conference Tuesday

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2011, 11:47 PM

CNN reports: "Republican presidential contender Herman Cain will address the latest sexual harassment allegations against him at a Tuesday afternoon news conference, his campaign announced late Monday."

Friday, November 4, 2011

Should Cain Sue?

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2011, 06:46 PM

"Herman Cain is weighing a lawsuit over allegations he sexually harassed two women who worked for him at the National Restaurant Association, his chief of staff said Friday," reports The Hill.

If Cain sues, I hope he wins.

That way Politico and other members of the formerly mainstream media might get back to real reporting and leave the propagandizing and character assassinating to political hacks and other trolls who have prostituted their souls to the highest bidder or the Washington establishment (which may be a distinction without a difference).

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

4 Lilly White Liberals Smear a Black Man

By Rick Pearcey • November 2, 2011, 08:09 AM

Peter Heck writes at American Thinker:

Just as Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain predicted, he has become the most recent victim of the race-baiting left's high-tech lynching of prominent, conservative black men. 

Days before the Cain sexual harassment smear emerged from the sewers of liberal trash journalism, MSNBC's Martin Bashir hosted contributor Karen Finney who proclaimed that conservatives only liked Cain because, "they think he's a black man who knows his place." 

As Bashir actually thanked her on-air for making such an offensive and ignorant remark (far from being a submissive position, conservatives are supporting Cain in his effort to ascend to the highest office in the land), Finney granted, "I know that's harsh, but that's how it sure seems to me."

"Diversity of thought amongst minorities -- particularly blacks -- is forbidden in the church of liberalism," Heck writes.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

What Does Runaway Slave Herman Cain Prove?

By Rick Pearcey • November 1, 2011, 09:28 PM

We need a larger Department of Education. More taxes, too. Did you know the top 1/2 percent is really, really evil?

Destroy That Uppity Black

By Rick Pearcey • November 1, 2011, 08:36 AM

In a column at CNSNews.com:

In the eyes of the liberal media, Herman Cain is just another uppity black American who has had the audacity to leave the liberal plantation. So they must destroy him, just as they tried destroying Clarence Thomas.

Who's Afraid of Herman Cain?

By Rick Pearcey • November 1, 2011, 08:11 AM

American Spectator: Cain is a "threat to both the left and the GOP establishment."

Friday, October 28, 2011

10 Reasons Christians Should Reject Romney

By Rick Pearcey • October 28, 2011, 07:32 AM

Former Navy chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt writes:

We've all heard the controversy about presidential candidate Mitt Romney's faith. Is he a Christian? He claims to be, yet 75 percent of American Protestant pastors disagree with the statement: "I personally consider Mormons to be Christians." Wherever you stand, here are the top 10 reasons Christians can never vote for Mitt Romney -- and they have nothing to do with his Mormon faith.

Among the Top 10 reasons are these 3, according to Klingenschmitt:

  • Romney forced homosexual "marriage" upon Massachusetts
  • Romney is pro-abortion
  • Romneycare is the reason we have Obamacare.

Klingenschmitt concludes, "Evangelical Christians who care about pro-family, pro-freedom, pro-life, pro-marriage and pro-law/order issues can never support Mitt Romney for president."

Monday, October 24, 2011

Romney Skips Iowa Evangelical Event

By Rick Pearcey • October 24, 2011, 08:01 AM

Christopher Santarelli writes at The Blaze:

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made his first campaign stop to Iowa in months on Thursday. While the former Massachusetts governor says he wants to gain the support of Iowans, Romney did not attend an event with other candidates and 1,000 Iowa evangelical activists Saturday, the state’s “most potent conservative voting bloc” according to AP.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

George Soros Funds Wall Street Protests

By Rick Pearcey • October 22, 2011, 03:22 PM

Matthew Vadum writes:

Radical anti-American billionaire George Soros is a major backer of a left-wing group that is funneling money to the Occupy Wall Street movement.

The nonprofit organization at the receiving end of Soros’ largesse, Alliance for Global Justice, is managing donations benefiting the communists, socialists, anarchists and hippies now occupying Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan.

As of Oct. 19, OWS had taken in a grand total of $435,000 from all sources, including donations made by individuals online and in person, according to reports.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Biden Tells Reporter: "Don't Screw Around With Me" -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • October 19, 2011, 11:03 PM

Human Events editor Jason Mattera writes: 

Vice President Joe Biden now says he didn’t make a reference to rape, and got testy with HUMAN EVENTS when we asked if he would like to retract his comments that the number of sexual assaults would increase if Republicans don’t sign on to Barack Obama’s latest “jobs” proposal.

“I didn’t use, no no no . . . Let’s get it straight, guy. Don’t screw around with me,” Biden lashed out at HUMAN EVENTS. Then Biden confirmed that he indeed did talk about rape in terms of the President’s spending measure. “Murder will continue to rise, rape will continue to rise, all crimes will continue to rise,” if the Democrats agenda isn’t passed, he added.

Here is video of the encounter.

Cain the Contender

By Rick Pearcey • October 19, 2011, 08:19 AM

Robert Stacy McCain writes at American Spectator:

Scores of reporters and dozens of cameras surrounded the candidate in the "spin room" here at the Sands Expo and Convention Center following Tuesday night's CNN Republican presidential debate. "Mr. Cain! Mr. Cain!" reporters shouted, shoving their microphones toward the man who was never expected to become a serious contender for the GOP nomination. If nothing else, the Las Vegas debate confirmed that Atlanta businessman Herman Cain is indeed now a contender.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Herman Cain: Runaway Slave

By Rick Pearcey • October 18, 2011, 08:32 AM

Lloyd Marcus writes: 

White massas Lawrence O'Donnell, Janeane Garofalo and the Democratic Party leadership have instructed their black "slave control" enforcers/overseers to "Stop Cain! NOBODY, escapes the Liberal Democrat Slave Plantation! NOBODY!!!"

New Rasmussen Poll Shocks: But Will Cain Be 1st Black American President?

Monday, October 17, 2011

Communist, Nazi Parties Endorse "Occupy" Protests

By Rick Pearcey • October 17, 2011, 08:02 AM

David Martosko writes at The Daily Caller:

In a move that may redefine the term “strange bedfellows,” the American Nazi Party issued an official endorsement of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement on Sunday afternoon.

The announcement put the organization, a self-described “National Socialist” political party, in company with the Socialist Party USA, which explained its own support for the left-wing protesters in a nationwide conference call last Tuesday night, crediting organized labor with the protests’ strength and sophistication to date.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Herman Cain's Big Bad Sin, According to Liberals

By Rick Pearcey • October 15, 2011, 08:17 PM

Thinking while black.

Huge Difference Between Wall Street Protesters and Obama

By Rick Pearcey • October 15, 2011, 06:50 PM

I just want to make sure that people understand there's a huge difference between the Wall Street Protesters and Obama: They're trashing Wall Street, and Obama's trashing America. Got it?

Marxist Mayhem in Wall Street Protests

By Rick Pearcey • October 15, 2011, 11:39 AM

Mike Spaniola writes at American Thinker:

The so-called "Wall Street protesters" who presently follow the '60s adage of "taking it to the streets" might do well to review a bit of history -- in particular, as it relates to the consequences of Marxist ideology.

In 1951, when the horrors of the Red Terror, Siberian gulags, and Auschwitz death camps were still very real, author Eric Hoffer wrote in his acclaimed book, The True Believer, that the "monstrous evils of the 20th century have shown us that the greediest money grubbers are gentle doves compared with money-hating wolves like Lenin, Stalin and Hitler, who in less than three decades killed or maimed nearly a hundred million men, women and children and brought untold suffering to a large.

Lenin's "Useful Idiots" in Manhattan

By Rick Pearcey • October 15, 2011, 10:37 AM

"President Obama, the Democratic Party, and the 'Occupy Wall Street' mobs are following the Marxist blueprint of Lenin's The State and Revolution to a tee," writes Ellis Washington at WND.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Gingrich: Probably 70% of Republicans "Want Someone Other Than Romney"

By Rick Pearcey • October 14, 2011, 07:44 AM

Newt was talking to Sean on the radio.

Joseph Farah on the Next Black President

By Rick Pearcey • October 14, 2011, 07:39 AM

Yep, it could be Herman Cain, says the editor in chief of WorldNetDaily.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Joe the Plumber Running for Congress

By Rick Pearcey • October 11, 2011, 08:22 AM

A story at Newsmax reports that Joe Wurzelbacher, otherwise known as "Joe the Plumber," "has filed papers to run as a Republican in Ohio’s newly drawn 9th District, where Obama scored nearly two-thirds of the vote and where Democrats Dennis Kucinich and Marcy Kaptur will run in a primary."

Monday, October 10, 2011

Gallup: Obama Hits All-Time Low Among Blacks as Cain Surges Among GOPers

By Rick Pearcey • October 10, 2011, 06:44 PM

"Gallup released new polling data today that showed African American presidential candidate Herman Cain's support was surging among Republicans even as President Barack Obama’s job approval hit an all-time low among blacks," reports Terry Jeffrey at CNSNews.com.

"In a poll of 1,064 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents conducted Oct. 3-7, 18 percent said they supported Cain for president," Jeffrey writes. "That put the former Godfathers Pizza CEO in a close second behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who placed first with 20 percent."

Regarding their assessment of Obama's performance as president, "only 80 percent of blacks told Gallup in the week that ended on Oct. 9 that they approved of the way Obama was handling his job," Jeffrey continues.

"Previously," Jeffrey reports, "Obama’s lowest approval among blacks had been the 81 percent he had received in the weeks that ended on March 6 and August 14 of this year."

The current 80 percent figure is a drop of 16 points from Obama's all-time high of 96 percent approval among black voters. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Herman Cain Is for Real

By Rick Pearcey • October 8, 2011, 11:04 PM

"I am not formally endorsing him for the presidency," writes Joseph Farah at WND, "but, with the polls headed in the direction they are clearly heading, it's certainly time for all of us to recognize Herman Cain is the real deal."

Friday, October 7, 2011

Zogby Zinger: Herman Cain 38%, Mitt Romney 18%

By Rick Pearcey • October 7, 2011, 06:31 PM

John Hayward writes at Human Events:

The IBOPE Zogby poll of GOP presidential contenders was the first to declare that Herman Cain’s surge after the Orlando debate had made him a front-runner.

Two weeks later, they’ve got him in first place by a whopping 20% margin over Mitt Romney.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Palin Statement on 2012 Decision

By Rick Pearcey • October 6, 2011, 12:07 AM

From Wasilla:

After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order. . . .

From the bottom of my heart I thank those who have supported me and defended my record throughout the years, and encouraged me to run for President. Know that by working together we can bring this country back - and as I’ve always said, one doesn’t need a title to help do it. . . .

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Talk Like This Could Get Herman Cain Elected President

By Rick Pearcey • October 5, 2011, 06:26 PM

From a news headline: "Herman Cain to Occupy Wall Street protesters: If you're not rich, 'blame yourself.'"

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Obama's New Black Panther Problem

By Rick Pearcey • October 4, 2011, 09:00 AM

Jammie Wearing Fool writes at Human Events:

Coming on the heels of the Washington Post hit piece on Rick Perry, we're wondering whether the Post and the rest of the Washington press corps will be mentioning Barack Obama's association with the notorious racists from the New Black Panther Party.

You may remember some of these charming fellows from this video on Election Day in 2008.

Following that the Obama Justice Department squashed an investigation, leading to the resignation of J. Christian Adams . . . who now has a book coming out this week.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Obama Refers to His Wife as "Michael"

By Rick Pearcey • October 1, 2011, 02:30 PM

The Emperor formerly known as Obama has no clothes and, apparently, one or more of the following: 

A) A new wife

B) A new name for his old wife

C) A very close friend named "Michael" (sex, gender, species, and planetary location unknown) 

D) An oratorial gift that includes includes reading but not thinking

E) A brain in Spain that rains mainly on the plains.

For additional alternative explanations of "President Teleprompter and the Dog That Ate the Name of My Wife," available at Netflix, please see Thomas Lifson's comments at American Thinker.

And here is video from C-SPAN, no doubt doctored, cherry-picked, spun, or taken out of context -- whatever floats your propaganda and pragmatic "truth"-needs of the moment.

Because, as everybody knows, Barack Obama is brilliant. And because "That's the way, uhuh, uhuh, I like it."

By the way, is that how you spell "uhuh"?

Final Question: Who Is Pulling This Guy's Strings? Please, take me to your leader.

Out of the Mainstream Watch: Obama Says America's "Gotten a Little Soft"

By Rick Pearcey • October 1, 2011, 10:58 AM

However, a healthy, vibrant, constitutionally strong America would never, ever have elected the likes of a Barack Obama. And we wouldn't put up with a herd of RINOs, either.

Hence, the Tea Party, townhalls, and "angry mobs" re-educating themselves and their nation on what it means to live free under God (see the Declaration) in a world replete with self-serving game-playing elitists who excel in swamplands like Washington, D.C.

And now, ladies and gentlemen, here is President Obama on America as a "great, great country that has gotten a little soft."

Palin Goes After Fox News

By Rick Pearcey • October 1, 2011, 10:50 AM

Steve Flesher asks at American Thinker:

Is Sarah Palin preparing to declare her candidacy for president? In what is sure to cause a lot of speculation, she has taken the opportunity in her last two interviews on Fox News to go after some of that network's tactics and contributors.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Herman Cain on CNN: Blacks Have Been "Brainwashed" -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • September 29, 2011, 08:45 AM

Here's the video. Having a powerful black man speak outside the liberal Democrat box may be what liberals, secularists, and other formerly mainstream elites most fear about the candidacy of Herman Cain.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Palin: Many Politicians Should Get "Pink Slips"

By Rick Pearcey • September 28, 2011, 08:24 AM

Newsmax reports:

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said a vast majority of Americans believe the federal government spends money “recklessly,” and many politicians who are not in tune with the nation’s needs should be issued “pink slips.”

Palin was responding to a new Gallup poll that shows 81 percent of Americans believe the federal government is doing a bad job.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Obama Slip: Prez Says Billionaires Should Pay "Jew" Tax Rate

By Rick Pearcey • September 26, 2011, 08:22 AM

Jamie Weistein writes at The Daily Caller:

Speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus annual awards dinner in Washington Saturday night, President Obama made a verbal boo-boo.

While defending his call for the rich to pay more in taxes, the president said he didn’t mind people calling him a class warrior for merely asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a Jew. Whoops!

The president meant to say “janitor” instead of “Jew,” and he immediately corrected himself. After all, he doesn’t need any more problems keeping Jewish voters enthusiastic about his re-election bid.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Big Lesson in Straw Poll Shocker as Godfather Cain Gobbles Up Florida

By Rick Pearcey • September 24, 2011, 08:27 PM

And with Cain's first place finish landing 37.1% of the vote to Perry's 2nd place finish at 15.4%, it wasn't even close.

The Big Lesson? Don't let the formerly mainstream media pick the candidates! And ditto for the formerly mainstream political elites!

It's our country, our Constitution, our freedom. We choose, we decide. More at RedState.

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Orlando GOP Debate

By Rick Pearcey • September 23, 2011, 08:47 AM

John Hayward writes at Human Events:

Rick Perry and Mitt Romney spent a good deal of time at the Fox News/Google debate in Orlando arguing about each other’s books. I haven’t seen that many books thrown around since the FBI raided Solyndra.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fed-Up Democrats Lash Out at Obama

By Rick Pearcey • September 20, 2011, 08:15 AM

Audrey Hudson writes at Human Events:

Congressional Democrats are turning on President Obama and denouncing several of his key policy efforts, effectively distancing themselves from the administration’s faltering approval ratings.

Among the disaffected are members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), and John Conyers (D-Mich.).

"What should the White House do now?" asks Hudson. In a word, from Democrat strategist James Carville: "Panic." 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Vulture Watch: Why Obama Should Withdraw

By Rick Pearcey • September 19, 2011, 06:26 PM

"The vultures are beginning to circle," writes Steve Chapman, a member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board.

"But there is good news for the president. I checked the Constitution, and he is under no compulsion to run for re-election.

"He can scrap the campaign, bag the fundraising calls, and never watch another Republican debate as long as he's willing to vacate the premises by Jan. 20, 2013."

Hat tip: David Martosko, executive editor, The Daily Caller

Tea Party Activist to Primary Boehner -- for Funding Planned Parenthood

By Rick Pearcey • September 19, 2011, 08:51 AM

David Lewis, "the father of a 2-year-old girl, says he plans on running on a single issue -- Boehner's support of a federal budget that provides funding to Planned Parenthood, which he calls 'the largest killer of unborn babies in America.'"

Saturday, September 17, 2011

From Violent to Murderous: Top 10 Examples of Liberal Incivility

By Rick Pearcey • September 17, 2011, 04:51 PM

These attacks, compiled by Human Events, are not merely the momentary tactics of a desperate political philosophy or a desperately weakened Barack Hussein Obama.

Instead, these attacks are greased by a liberalism that is relativistic at its core, having rejected the Creator (see the Declaration of Independence) as the basis of liberating and normative ethical and political content.

This relativism opens the door to absolute hate. But not as an abberation. It's a package deal.

The contrast with the founding ideals of the American republic is stark: If there is inhumanity, and there will be in a broken world, there is an adequate intellectual and moral basis upon which to challenge the inhumanity, whether it arises among the people or whether it arises in the state.

Neither the society nor the state is absolute, for neither is the Creator. Neither the society nor the state is liberating, for neither is the Creator.

Yes, the Founders understood wherein lies the center of gravity of human freedom and dignity:

All men are created equal [and] . . . are endowed by their Creator with certian unalienable rights, . . . among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is, therefore, "We the People," under God, in social and political community with the Creator. Not to assert a false absolute but to challenge the false idol of centralized authority.

And what the Founders understood, the Founders acted upon.

Thus the Declaration of Independence. Thus the practice of independence. Thus the unfolding, sometimes very costly, of the principles of freedom over time, throughout the individual states, and among the people.

The lesson of tyranny in history is clear: First demonize, then destroy. First incivility, then inhumanity. First chaos, then control. Even if marketed as hope, change, and transformation. 

It is fortunate that many in America are seeing this, and taking corrective redemptive action, before it is too late.

"Love thy neighbor" always is a challenge to the status quo. 

Beck: Tea Party and GOP in Fight to Death

By Rick Pearcey • September 17, 2011, 03:51 PM

Martin Gould and Ashley Martella report at Newsmax:

The Republican Party is in a fight to the death with the tea party, and only one of them will be left standing at the end of it, TV host Glenn Beck tells Newsmax.TV in an exclusive interview.

“Either the tea party will eat the Republicans or vice versa,” he said. “The Republicans make me nervous, quite honestly.”

Beck was speaking as he launches his GBTV, an Internet-based television channel that he has personally funded after parting ways with Fox News earlier this year.

He said that if the typical “John McCain, Lindsey Graham kind of Republican” wins the internal party battle, the GOP will be finished. “It will go the way of the Whigs,” he said.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Join Obama's Secret Police, Make Friends, Inform on Neighbors

By Rick Pearcey • September 14, 2011, 11:24 AM

Unemployed and losing hope? Well, Barack Obama has just the thing for you: Inform on your neighbors, colleagues. You know, anything suspicious.

Yes, that's right.

Go to "My.BarackObama.com" or "AttackWatch.com" and learn now to "report an attack" ("Get the facts. Fight the smears"). 

All you have to do is supply your email and then provide the Ministry of Love and Community with the "content of attack or link."

Why would you want to go all Secret Police and Stasi on your neighborhood? According the Obama website, to:

Help stop the attacks on the President before they start.

When another unfounded attack surfaces, we'll arm you with the truth so you can share the facts with your friends and family.

If you are new to the game, My.BarackObama.com provides a helpful dropdown menu to help you sort through what kind of "attack" your friends, neighbors, colleagues or other Americans might be up to.

Here are the 9 "Attack types" to be on the lookout for: 1) TV Interview, 2) Public Statement, 3) Forwarded Email, 4) Rumor, 5) TV Ad, 6) Video Ad, 7) Radio Ad, 8) Robo Call, 9) Website/Blog.

You can also attach a photo.

According to My.BarackObama.com, all of this is "paid for by Obama for America."

Hat tip: AM 630, WMAL, Drudge Report

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Tea Party Presidential Debate

By Rick Pearcey • September 13, 2011, 11:54 AM

In his report on last night's debate, John Hayward at Human Events says, "Bachmann generated some much-needed fireworks, climbing back into the ring as a major alternative to Perry and Romney."

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Iowa Poll: Perry 29%, Bachmann 18%, Romney 17%

By Rick Pearcey • September 6, 2011, 07:30 AM

"Rick Perry is surging," notes Rick Moran at American Thinker. But there's "plenty of room for opinions to shift," says Rasmussen Reports, which conducted the telephone survey. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Red State on Pearcey, Bachmann, New Yorker

By Rick Pearcey • September 1, 2011, 08:58 AM

Having become aware of Nancy Pearcey's response to Ryan Lizza's New Yorker hit piece on Michele Bachmann, Red State editor Erick Erickson asks, "Is Ryan Lizza an Idiot or Willfully Distorting Christian Theology?"

Bachmann, Schaeffer, Pearcey, & Dominionism Paranoia 
Cal State Prof: Michele Bachmann a Scary Dominionist?

Monday, August 29, 2011

Bachmann, Schaeffer, Pearcey & Dominionism Paranoia

By Rick Pearcey • August 29, 2011, 07:37 AM

On the question of that anti-Bachmann hit piece in the New Yorker, don't miss this from philosopher Douglas Groothuis:

Those who tar and feather "dominionists" are confusing their readers by conflating Rushdoony's reconstructionism with the thinking of Schaeffer and Pearcey. Worse yet, Lizza and company may believe that any Christian influence in politics is dangerous and un-American. If so, they should reread and ponder the First Amendment's guarantee of religious freedom and the freedom of speech. Christians are free to be active members in the public square -- along with those of other religions or none. Erecting "dominionist" straw men does nothing to advance this noble cause of freedom.

For more on this, please see, "Francis Schaeffer Expert Offers Facts on Michele Bachmann, Francis Schaeffer, and Dominionism," at Uncommon Descent.

Cal State Prof: Michele Bachmann a Scary Dominionist?
Dangerous Influences: The New Yorker, Michele Bachmann, and Me

Friday, August 19, 2011

Gingrich: Obama Won't Shun "Bureaucratic Socialism"

By Rick Pearcey • August 19, 2011, 07:44 AM

Newsmax reports:

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says the lesson learned from President Barack Obama vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard while the economy continues to go under is the president has no sense of '"urgency" when it comes to confronting the nation’s fiscal malaise. 

The presidential hopeful also told Fox News' Sean Hannity Thursday Obama "can’t give up his fantasies of a bureaucratic socialism."

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bachmann to Buffett: "Write a Big Check Today"

By Rick Pearcey • August 18, 2011, 07:16 AM

"Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has delivered a sharp response to investor Warren Buffett’s plea for the wealthy to pay more in taxes, saying the billionaire should 'write a big check today'." reports Newsmax.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cal State Prof: Michele Bachmann a Scary "Dominionist"?

By Rick Pearcey • August 16, 2011, 08:42 AM

The following guest column is from Richard Weikart, professor of history at California State University, Stanislau. He is the author of four books.

In his recent New Yorker article and NPR interview, Ryan Lizza tries to evoke fear of Michele Bachmann by alleging that she has been heavily influenced by “dominionism.”  The two chief culprits allegedly spreading this pernicious “dominionism” to Bachmann and others are the prominent Christian intellectuals Francis Schaeffer and Nancy Pearcey.

Accusing Schaeffer and Pearcey of peddling dominionism -- and associating Bachmann with it -- is a serious charge, since Lizza defines it as those who believe: “Christians, and Christians alone, are Biblically mandated to occupy all secular institutions until Christ returns.”  Sounds like theocracy to me.

Aside from the fact that Lizza never produces any quotations from Bachmann showing that she endorses dominionism, does his guilt-by-association argument hold any water?  Were Schaeffer and Pearcey tainted by dominionism?

As an undergraduate in the late 1970s I read just about everything that Schaeffer wrote.  I read Schaeffer’s Christian Manifesto (1981), his most political book, as soon as it was published. 

Even though I do not agree with Schaeffer’s position on political activism therein, it is hard to see how he could have stated his opposition to theocracy more plainly.  He stated, “First, we must make definite that we are in no way talking about any kind of theocracy.  Let me say that with great emphasis.”

In the next paragraph he argued, “There is no New Testament basis for a linking of church and state until Christ, the King returns.”  He then criticized the Roman emperors Constantine and Theodosius for merging church and state, calling it a mistake causing “great confusion.”  Schaeffer was a strong opponent of theocracy (and thus dominionism), Lizza’s revisionist history notwithstanding.

Casting Nancy Pearcey as an evil dominionist influence on Bachmann, as Lizza does, is even more bizarre.  By way of full disclosure, I have met and corresponded with Pearcey, and she even sent me her manuscript Total Truth -- the one that Bachmann mentioned as important -- before it was published. 

Though I don’t agree with all of Pearcey’s political views, nowhere have I seen even a hint that she thinks Christians should shoulder everyone else aside to take sole control of the government, economy, or culture.

Indeed Pearcey believes that Christians should apply their worldview to every facet of their lives, including politics, but one of these Christian insights she insists on is that Christians should be servants to others.  As with Schaeffer, love, not domination, is the driving force in her worldview.

That such a savvy political correspondent as Lizza could get things so wrong is disheartening.  This is especially so, because one of his main gripes about Bachmann is that she doesn’t always get her facts straight. 

I suppose Lizza is just illustrating the truth of that Biblical adage that those who judge others condemn themselves, because they do the same things.

Disclaimer: This article should not be misconstrued as an endorsement of Bachmann’s candidacy.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Victorious Bachmann Grabs Iowa Momentum

By Rick Pearcey • August 15, 2011, 09:18 AM

"One day after winning the Iowa straw poll, GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann did a victory lap Sunday, hitting all the major political talk shows and pushing the message that she is the Republican best qualified to defeat President Obama," reports the Washington Times.

Reid Expects Tea Party to Fade Away

By Rick Pearcey • August 15, 2011, 09:06 AM

And he "blamed everything that ails Washington and the nation on Republicans," writes Glenn Cook in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Hat tip: Drudge

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hey Bachmann, Pearcey: Are You Now, or Have You Ever Been, a Dominionist?

By Rick Pearcey • August 13, 2011, 10:27 PM

Touchstone magazine helps frame the real intent of that anti-Bachmann hit piece in the New Yorker

And note: Somehow or other, despite being castigated as dangerously influenced by a "dominionist" such as Nancy Pearcey (and Francis Schaeffer), Bachmann won the Ames, Iowa, straw poll today.

Some will, no doubt, conclude that Washington was right all along: There's no trusting the American people. They're dangerous. Keep an eye on those Iowa folk.

If you haven't seen it yet, here is Nancy's reply to the New Yorker.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Poll: Tea Party Favored Over Congress

By Rick Pearcey • August 11, 2011, 07:28 AM

"The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone poll released Wednesday found that 42 percent of likely U.S. voters believe tea partiers get it, while 34 percent say the average congressman and senator isn’t clued in at all to the economic and other problems facing the country," reports Newsmax.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Therapists: APA Pro-Homosex "Marriage" Declaration About Politics, Not Science

By Rick Pearcey • August 10, 2011, 09:18 AM

LifeSiteNews.com reports:

A group of therapists dedicated to providing therapy for unwanted same-sex attraction has criticized the American Psychological Association’s (APA) new declaration in favor of same-sex “marriage” as tainted by primarily political motivations. . . .

Dr. Julie Hamilton, President of The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), said the declaration was another instance of the APA inappropriately playing the standard-bearer for a political cause.

“The APA far too often bases their position statements on political ideology rather than scientific findings. . . .  Although the APA is regarded as a professional, scientifically based organization, far too often it does not function as such.”

Hamilton noted that Drs. Rogers Wright and Nicholas Cummings, both former top APA officials, have disclosed that “many of the APA’s decisions are influenced by ideology rather than research” in their book, Destructive Trends in Mental Health.

“As a result, the APA cannot be viewed as a reliable source of scientific information, and the stances they take therefore lack any real value,” she said.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

New Yorker: Nancy Pearcey a Dangerous Influence on Michele Bachmann

By Rick Pearcey • August 9, 2011, 09:09 AM

And not just Nancy because of her more than 100,000-copies selling book Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity ("Wonderful" book, says Bachmann), but also Francis Schaeffer because of his work, including the 10-part film series How Should We Then Live? and his book A Christian Manifesto.

Equally as dangerous as Total Truth, I would suggest, and perhaps even more so, is Nancy's new book Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, and Meaning. I hope Michele and Marcus Bachmann put this new rascal on their reading and thinking list. But don't let the teenagers get ahold of it!

So who is Nancy? Not mentioned in the New Yorker is that Bachmann once told me, by phone, when Bachmann was a Minnesota state senator and considering a run for Congress, that she had two heroes: "Ann Coulter and Nancy Pearcey."

Nancy is a former agnostic, who, like me, embraces critical thinking as a way of life. This too is, perhaps to some, seen as dangerous and even subversive. To us, it's simply being human and taking responsibility for one's ideas and one's choices in life. I think Camus might have liked that. I like Camus; he played soccer, like me.

For some reason, the so-called elite establishments in politics and media seem frightfully worried about the resurgence of a people who can live and think for themselves.

We're not afraid of the big questions, and we're not bigoted toward possible rational answers to the big questions, even if, as the Founding Fathers noticed, the possible answers involve taking seriously the subversive and liberating influence of the Creator.

This divine subversion, as you may recall, upset the reactionary, non-critical-thinking establishment of its own day. Imagine, those extremist tea-partiers actually had the audacity to write it up in the Declaration of Independence (is that document still legal in New Yorker land?). By the way, here is the, sadly, all-too-predictable New Yorker hit piece on Bachmann. Enjoy!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Bachmann, Romney, Santorum Sign Pro-Marriage Pledge

By Rick Pearcey • August 5, 2011, 07:24 AM

Human Events reports:

Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann, Former Gov. of Massachsetts Mitt Romney, and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum signed a pledge that lays out specific steps to defend traditional marriage in America.

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) authored the pledge, and the pledge has committed the candidates to a set of five specific stances.

1.)    A constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman
2.)    Appoint federal judges who are committed to the judicial philosophy of Originalism
3.)    Defend the Defense of Marriage Act
4.)    Establish a presidential commission on religious liberty
5.)    Push legislation that gives the people in Washington D.C. the right to vote on marriage.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Palin on Obama and Tea Party "Terrorists"

By Rick Pearcey • August 3, 2011, 08:29 AM

This from Sarah Palin, as quoted by Newsmax:

Independent, patriotic Americans who desire fiscal sanity in our beloved nation being called terrorists -- Sean, if we were really domestic terrorists, shoot, President Obama would be wanting to pal around with us, wouldn’t he?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Bachmann: Still "Spending Money We Don't Have"

By Rick Pearcey • August 2, 2011, 08:33 AM

"Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says the GOP House should not have agreed to raise the debt ceiling, but instead should have prioritized spending so that the government would stop allocating money it doesn’t have," reports Newsmax.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Extremism and the Democratic Party

By Rick Pearcey • August 1, 2011, 07:45 AM

"Extremism on the left infects the entire Democratic Party," writes James M. Thunder at American Spectator.

For more, see "What Is 'Mainstream' America?" and "How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War."

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bachmann: "I Will Not Vote to Increase the Debt Ceiling" -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • July 20, 2011, 10:23 AM

Ads such as this help explain why Michele Bachmann is giving the elitist, extremist, and unconstitutional status quo in Washington, D.C., a massive migraine headache. 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Palin Raised $1.7 Million for Her PAC in 6 Months

By Rick Pearcey • July 15, 2011, 09:36 AM

"'SarahPAC more than doubled the amount we raised as compared to the same time period in 2009,' said SarahPAC treasurer Tim Crawford," as reported in The Daily Caller.

"His organization received more than 36,700 contributions from over 24,000 people," says TheDC.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Bachmann Vows Fight Against Porn, Abortion, Divorce, & Same-Sex "Marriage"

By Rick Pearcey • July 8, 2011, 11:35 PM

Remarks from "lib author" Frank Schaeffer notwithstanding, a report from LifeSiteNews.com details several reasons to seriously consider supporting America-loving Michele Bachmann in her bid to become president of the United States:

GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has signed a pro-family pledge that if she becomes president she will uphold the right to life, the dignity of marriage, and will oppose “all forms of pornography and prostitution.”

The Des Moines Register reports that Bachmann, a U.S. House Republican congresswoman from Minnesota, is the first to sign "The Marriage Vow -- A Declaration of Dependence upon Marriage and Family" issued by the Iowa-based social conservative group, the Family Leader.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Possible Kentucky GOP Rule Change Causes Tea Party Uproar

By Rick Pearcey • June 29, 2011, 08:16 AM

Alexis Levinson writes at The Daily Caller:

Reports that the Republican Party of Kentucky is considering a proposal that would put off the election of party leadership one year until 2013 has caused an uproar among members of the Tea Party, many of whom perceive it as a way to prevent Tea Party candidates from getting elected to the party leadership.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tea Partiers Storm GOP Committee Office

By Rick Pearcey • June 28, 2011, 07:00 AM

At the Daily Caller:

They weren’t wearing face paint, but they said they felt like they were in Braveheart.

More than 50 Tea Partiers, many from Utah, stormed the offices of the National Republican Senatorial Committee here in Washington on Monday to protest the organization’s support of Republican incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Michele Bachmann: Washington Is "Corrupt Paradigm" and I'll Change It

By Rick Pearcey • June 27, 2011, 06:01 AM

According to Newsmax, a "surging" Michele Bachmann":

Plans to announce [today] her candidacy for president from her birthplace of Waterloo, Iowa.

And, in an exclusive interview in the latest issue of Newsmax Magazine, Bachmann said that Washington is a “corrupt paradigm” of government that she’ll change as president.

“I think it is because of the corrupt paradigm that has become Washington, D.C., whereby votes continually are bought rather than representatives voting the will of their constituents. . . . That’s the voice that’s been missing at the table in Washington, D.C. -- the people's voice has been missing. The lobbyists have been here,” Bachmann explained.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Malkin: John Huntsman Is John McCain on Wheels

By Rick Pearcey • June 22, 2011, 06:07 AM

Question is: Where are those wheels rolling? Michelle Maklin writes:

The former Utah Republican governor and Obama ambassador to China is the answer to an election-year problem that doesn't exist.

The quadrennial "problem," in the minds of Beltway GOP strategists and liberal media chin-pullers, is that the Republican Party isn't moderate, civil, self-critical or inclusive enough.

Huntsman is the latest no-labels flavor of the month, a straw man of the same people who have spent the past year smearing entitlement reformers as senior citizen-killers, budget hawks as Hitler's spawn, border-security activists as racists, and leading GOP women as sluts, nuts and bimbos.

Malkin concludes:

McCain's Straight Talk Express ran out of gas when his former media paramours inevitably turned against him -- and his gambit to out-big government the Democrats blew up in his two faces. So it will be with McHuntsman and his campaign wheels to nowhere.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Video: Bachmann Explains How Obama "Failed the African American Community"

By Rick Pearcey • June 21, 2011, 06:32 AM

In this video, the presidential hopeful from Minnesota also explains how Obama "has failed the Hispanic community." For more on this, see Terry Jeffrey's report at CNSNews.com.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Run, Rick, Run!

By Rick Pearcey • June 18, 2011, 06:32 PM

When Gov. Rick Perry of Texas "wrapped up" his speech at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans earlier today, "activists rang the rafters with chants of 'Run, Rick, Run!'"

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Trump: Bachmann the Real Deal, Pawlenty Fired

By Rick Pearcey • June 16, 2011, 08:19 AM

From Jason Mattera at Human Events:

Rep. Michele Bachmann really impressed while Gov. Tim Pawlenty passed up the chance to hit Mitt Romney hard over his health care law in Massachusetts, which many say was a precursor to ObamaCare.  So said Donald Trump, in an exclusive interview with HUMAN EVENTS, reacting to the first major Republican Party presidential debate.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Obama's Soviet Values

By Rick Pearcey • June 15, 2011, 05:35 AM

"When candidate Obama showed up, I realized that I had heard his typical stump speech every single day of my old Soviet life from big and small Communist bosses -- the same structure, the same cadences, the same bogeymen, the same demagoguery, the same targets," writes Luba Sindler in "Confession of a Reluctant Tea-Partier" at American Thinker.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Is Herman Cain the Man?

By Rick Pearcey • June 13, 2011, 10:40 AM

LifeSiteNews.com reports. And here are video excerpts of Cain's speech at the recent Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Washington, D.C.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Romney Retreats From Iowa Straw Poll

By Rick Pearcey • June 10, 2011, 05:35 AM

"Aides to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney say he won't compete in the Iowa Republican Straw Poll in August, an event he spent more than $1 million to win four years ago," reports AP.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bush Purge Blamed for Conservative Shortage

By Rick Pearcey • June 9, 2011, 07:49 AM

"A political pundit and former member of the Reagan administration says a purging of conservatives by the two Bush administrations has resulted in 'moderates' controlling the GOP -- and ultimately resulted in the election of Barack Obama," reports OneNewsNow.

"As conservatives wonder who will emerge as their standard-bearer to secure the 2012 GOP presidential nomination and make Obama a one-term president," states OneNewsNow, "the closest thing to a frontrunner is former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, whose record, particularly on social issues, has not been so conservative."

The only political hope for freedom in America is that of a Constitutional-Declarational renewal, which will not come from compromised Republicans or from out-of-the-U.S.-mainstream Democrats, whose philosophy is at war with the founding principles of human freedom.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Herman Cain: With All Due Respect, Obama Couldn't Run a Pizza Joint

By Rick Pearcey • June 3, 2011, 07:27 AM

David A. Patten writes at Newsmax:

Fast-rising GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO emerging as a strong contender in the Iowa caucuses, blasted President Barack Obama’s leadership abilities in an exclusive Newsmax interview, saying Obama "could not run one Godfather’s pizza restaurant."

Thursday, June 2, 2011

"Objective" Journalism and the Formerly Mainstream Media

By Rick Pearcey • June 2, 2011, 10:51 AM

The establishment American press today is no longer mainstream, either in its commitment to journalism or to freedom -- which is why I describe it as the formerly mainstream media.

What we have therefore at ABC, NBC, CBS, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and their disciples, etc., etc., are varieties of cult-like extremism against fair and balanced data-based reporting and varieties of cult-like extremism against the Constitution, the Declaration, and the reality-oriented ontology upon which these documents and their founding facts, content, and political and ethical principles stand.

The extremism of postmodern-day "reporting" is especially evident in its political coverage, and commentator Jedediah Bila calls for a dose of realism as we approach the election of 2012.

"It’s well past time to be realistic about 'objective' journalism and the games of some in the [formerly] mainstream media. However, it’s also time to be realistic about the enormous power of the people -- of grassroots America -- to deliver the truth that so many in the media elite would love for voters to never see." (my emphasis in brackets)

She concludes: "Let [formerly] mainstream media shenanigans make you that much more committed to setting the record straight, to utilizing the blogosphere and social media outlets to call it like you see it, and to letting the media elite know that the days of them controlling outcomes by perpetuating falsehoods are over." (my emphasis in brackets)

Objectivity in reporting is possible. One must, however, be willing to question the cult.

Monday, May 30, 2011

McCain: Palin Can Win

By Rick Pearcey • May 30, 2011, 07:52 AM

The Arizona senator says he does not know whether Palin is running for president. But when asked if she could win, should she run: "Of course she can."

Friday, May 27, 2011

DNC Sets Sights on Herman Cain

By Rick Pearcey • May 27, 2011, 06:18 AM

Caroline May writes at The Daily Caller:

While conservative commentators Charles Krauthammer and Karl Rove might not see Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain as viable, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is keeping an eye on the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Herman Cain: "I'm Running for President of the United States" -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • May 23, 2011, 08:13 AM

The Hermanator writes:

"Just to be clear, I'm running for president of the United States of America, and I'm not running for second place."

That was my announcement on May 21 in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park. It was a high-noon event with more than 15,000 of my closest friends in attendance!

Here is video of Cain's announcement in Atlanta.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Tea Party to Boehner: Your Time Is Up

By Rick Pearcey • May 20, 2011, 08:02 AM

"We cannot fight Obama when we are having to fight those who are supposed to be our allies."

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Daily Caller: Herman Cain Surging

By Rick Pearcey • May 18, 2011, 09:18 AM

Here's the Headline

What a Difference a Debate Makes: Cain Surges to the Top in Latest TheDC/ConservativeHome Tracking Poll

Gingrich Not "Republican Presidential Timber for 2012"

By Rick Pearcey • May 18, 2011, 09:09 AM

"Gingrich has completely disqualified himself from consideration by any conservative Republican," writes Joseph Farah.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Cain: Shooting From the Lip Not My Style

By Rick Pearcey • May 16, 2011, 08:04 AM

Herman Cain writes:

Ever since the South Carolina Republican presidential debate, reporters have continued to challenge me for not having a specific plan for our nation's involvement in Afghanistan. They continue to think that ihef you are running for president, then you must have an answer for everything. I don't! A real leader has the right questions for everything. 
In the constitutional republic bequeathed by the Founders, Washington, D.C., is not the answer to every problem under the sun. And neither is the president. It's called freedom.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Herman Cain Wins 1st Televised Debate

By Rick Pearcey • May 6, 2011, 07:08 AM

WND reports:

Herman Cain, who barely ranked in public-opinion polls among the Republican presidential challengers before tonight's televised debate in South Carolina, wowed a focus group of likely GOP voters assembled by pollster Frank Luntz.

Even Luntz said the reaction of the group was unprecedented in its unanimity -- Cain won.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fox: Pamela Geller on Obama's Birth Certificate -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • April 28, 2011, 07:10 AM

Big Questions Remain: This Fox Business video segment indicates that the saga of Obama's birth certificate, and of who is the real Obama behind the birth certificate, on our TV screens, and occupying the White House, may be far from over.

Trump: "It's a Very Strange President We Have"

By Rick Pearcey • April 28, 2011, 05:40 AM

Newsmax reports:

In the immediate aftermath of the White House’s release of President Obama’s birth certificate, billionaire Donald Trump came out with guns blazing in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV.

Trump described President Obama as a “very strange president” for not releasing his birth certificate promptly, as well as other personal records still being withheld.

He also lambasted the president for his foreign and economic policies that have made him a “laughingstock.”

Friday, April 22, 2011

Rush Limbaugh: Why I Love Michele Bachmann

By Rick Pearcey • April 22, 2011, 07:25 AM

"Rush Limbaugh describes Rep. Michele Bachmann as 'a strong spokeswoman for unapologetic conservatism' and says the left is making a big mistake by writing her off as a 'flame-throwing lightweight'," reports Andra Varin at Newsmax.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Any Republican in Iowa Certain of Obama's Birth?

By Rick Pearcey • April 20, 2011, 07:05 AM

"A new poll shows only 26 percent of Republicans in Iowa believe President Obama was born in the United States."

Monday, April 18, 2011

Trump Needs to Change Gears on Obama Birth Certificate Challenge

By Rick Pearcey • April 18, 2011, 07:32 AM

At issue is Obama's life documents, not just his birth certificate, says Carol A. Taber at American Thinker. Not to mention the Constitution and the betrayal of the American republic. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

AP: Arizona Legislature OKs Presidential Eligibility Bill

By Rick Pearcey • April 15, 2011, 05:42 AM

"The Arizona Legislature gave final approval late Thursday night to a proposal that would require President Obama and other presidential candidates to prove they are U.S. citizens before their names can appear on the state's ballot," reports the formerly mainstream AP.

"Arizona would become the first state to require such proof if Gov. Jan Brewer signs the measure into law," says AP. 

Keep on reading the AP "news" report to get the standard White House/liberal spin on why eligibility is a non-issue that somehow "hasn't gone away."

What Arizona in fact is doing is providing a check and balance a) on a tyrannical White House that cares not for the U.S. Constitution and b) on a collaborationist media that cares not about the canons of journalism.

So keep going, Arizona. Bravo!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mark Levin: Trump "Not the Real Deal"

By Rick Pearcey • April 12, 2011, 10:26 AM

The Great One says Trump "will get Obama reelected."

Trump: "I Believe in God. I Am Christian" -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • April 12, 2011, 06:43 AM

In an exclusive interview with David Brody of CBN, Donald Trump discusses his faith, the Bible, church-going, and God.

Trump Slams CNN on Obama Certificate -- Video  
Naked Obama: The Emperor Has No Birth Certificate
Trump: Obama Spending Millions to Hide His Past 
Trump: Obamacare Unconstitutional

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Bachmann Rejects "The Deal"

By Rick Pearcey • April 9, 2011, 09:56 AM

Posted at Bachmann.house.gov: "Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-06) issued the following statement after voting against the latest Continuing Resolution (CR) that was brought before the House of Representatives today":

The negotiations which led up to this vote reaffirmed a simple truth: our troops should not be used as pawns in political negotiations. I am planning to introduce legislation so that our men and women in uniform are never again in the situation of wondering whether or not they will receive a paycheck in the event of a government shutdown. If we reach another impasse like we did this week, our active duty military and their families must know that their paychecks are secure.

The deal that was reached tonight is a disappointment for me and for millions of Americans who expected $100 billion in cuts, who wanted to make sure their tax dollars stopped flowing to the nation’s largest abortion provider, and who wanted us to defund ObamaCare. Instead, we’ve been asked to settle for $39 billion in cuts, even as we continue to fund Planned Parenthood and the implementation of ObamaCare. Sadly, we’re missing the mandate given us by voters last November, and for that reason I voted against the Continuing Resolution.

Ann Barnhardt Fights Totalitarian Islam and Its Useful Idiots -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • April 9, 2011, 07:29 AM

This weekend, every American old enough to defend freedom should read this article in American Thinker (and those linked within) and watch this admittedly salty video presentation (part 1) (part 2) by Ann BarnhardtHere's her website.

Koran, Free Speech, Up in Flames 
What Would Jesus Do With the Koran? 
Herman Cain: Won't Appoint Muslims to Cabinet
Nancy Pearcey at Human Events Says Secular "Values" Crippling U.S. Response to Radical Islam 
Banning Minarets to Save the West 
Warren Panders to Muslim Group 
O'Reilly, Letterman, and the Culture War

Friday, April 8, 2011

Trump Slams CNN on Obama Certificate -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • April 8, 2011, 06:39 AM

In this video, a CNN interviewer tries mightily to carry water for her network, while Trump sees a lot of that water spilling out and falling to the ground.

Trump is asking good questions. The formerly mainstream media would rather move on.

Rep. Louise Slaughter: GOP Freshmen Came to Washington "To Kill Women"

By Rick Pearcey • April 8, 2011, 05:28 AM

CNSNews.com is also reporting that the Democrat congresswoman from New York "likened Republican efforts to prohibit federal funding of abortion except in cases of rape, incest or where the life of the mother is endangered to actions taken by Nazis."

Let's get this straight: If you seek to legislate consistently with the Constitution and the Delcaration, which emphasize a high view of the individual person, as a creature of God (that is, not of the state nor of the material cosmos), and therefore you seek to defund the likes of Planned Parenthood, which operates on the basis of a business model drenched in blood, then you are like the Nazis?

In fact, the actual Nazis of history organized the German community to embrace the systematic murder of Jews. And Planned Parenthood, with the aid of supporters like Ms. Slaughter, seeks to organize the American community to embrace and fund the systematic murder of the unborn.

It is important to learn from history and not repeat the mistakes of past evil. That's another reason to defund Planned Parenthood -- so that its abortcentration centers have less capital by which to decapitate preborn American citizens.

Meanwhile, the next time Ms. Slaughter engages in ahistorical Nazi talk would someone just hand her a mirror?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Naked Obama: "The Emperor Has No Birth Certificate"

By Rick Pearcey • April 5, 2011, 05:57 AM

The "Trump" card has been played. Watching Obama and the court media run for cover could be interesting.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Herman Cain: Media Scared "Real Black Man Might Run Against Barack Obama"

By Rick Pearcey • April 1, 2011, 09:00 AM

Jonathon M. Seidl at The Blaze writes, "Every day, with every soundbite, we seem to be inching closer and closer to an official Herman Cain 2012 presidential run. He's sure talking like a candidate."

Here is an example from this week:

The liberal mainstream media, notice how they have tried to destroy Sarah Palin, notice how the more popular Michele Bachmann gets, the more they try to destroy her? You want to know why they go after those two ladies more viciously? Because they know that Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin is going to draw a lot of the women vote away from the Democrat party. They are scared to death of that if they were to run and get the nomination. They are doubly scared that a real black man might run against Barack Obama.

Here's video at YouTube.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

OK, Donald: Are You Eligible to Run for President?

By Rick Pearcey • March 31, 2011, 06:04 AM

Joe Kovacs reports at WorldNetDaily:

Is potential Republican candidate Donald Trump eligible to run for U.S. president?

The question comes in the wake of high-profile statements by the billionaire developer and Palm Beach resident who has suggested Barack Obama's presidency could be "illegal" if he does not release his long-form, hospital-specified birth certificate to prove he's constitutionally qualified to occupy the White House.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sen. Smear Schumer

By Rick Pearcey • March 30, 2011, 08:32 AM

At Newsmax:

Sen. Charles E. Schumer briefly revealed his true face Tuesday as reporters listened to him instruct fellow Democrats in how to paint Republicans and House Speaker John Boehner as extremist Tea Party zealots in the budget debates.

“I always use the word extreme,” Schumer told his fellow Democrats. “That is what the caucus instructed me to use this week.”

Here is audio of Schumer caught on tape.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Trump: Obama Spending Millions to Hide His Past

By Rick Pearcey • March 29, 2011, 08:58 AM

Donald Trump "said during an interview with FoxNewsInsider that Barack Obama is having trouble with, and spending millions to fight, the ongoing questions about his birth, his birth certificate and his eligibility to hold office -- and the longer the issue goes on, the more [Trump] is convinced there are problems with the president's eligibility," reports WorldNetDaily.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sarah Palin and the Meaning of "Presidential"

By Rick Pearcey • March 26, 2011, 07:05 AM

Michael Hauschild writes at American Thinker:

From the perch of a humble patriot citizen in the heartland of America, I believe that Sarah Palin wants what I want -- our American life as our forefathers intended: A Constitutional Republic, with checks and balances in place.

If she can deliver this, she'll likely seek office; if she can contribute or support a candidate, she'll do that, too. If she can best serve on the periphery, that'll be the role she takes. She'll seek to save the country with her actions, not risk its destruction because of a lust for power.

Friday, March 25, 2011

TheDC: Donald Trump's Birth Certificate Strategy

By Rick Pearcey • March 25, 2011, 11:48 AM

Jonathan Strong writes at The Daily Caller:

Donald Trump has been thinking a lot about birth certificates lately. Indeed, he has made questions about Barack Obama’s birth certificate a pivotal part of his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

And it appears to be working.

One recent poll has Trump running fifth in the GOP field, just two points behind former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bachmann, Pearcey, and Iowa's Homeschool Vote

By Rick Pearcey • March 24, 2011, 12:44 PM

David Freddoso writes at Beltway Examiner:

Today's Wall Street Journal examines the "Iowa homeschoolers vote" noting that Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul and Herman Cain attended the annual lobby day for the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators yesterday.

Speaking of homeschooling, we The Pearceys have homeschooled our sons.

And Nancy in May has the honor of keynoting a North Carolina homeschooling conference expecting some 9,000 in attendence at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem.

Nancy's new book, Saving Leonardo, was taught to homeschoolers prior to publication. Saving Leonardo issues a challenge to liberate culture from its secular captivity.

We've seen that secular captivity at work in education and politics today, and it is not pretty. 

So when potential candidates for U.S. President court the homeschool vote in places like Iowa, this is a highly positive sign indeed -- for our culture, our politics, our education, and our children.

For understanding that "Homeschoolers can make a difference," "Well done!" to the Iowa Network of Christian Home Educators. Here's their website.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Palin: It's Time for a Woman to Be President

By Rick Pearcey • March 23, 2011, 06:28 AM

"Palin told media in India that it's time for a woman to be president of the United States," reports Newsmax. "She said there was 'still time to deliberate' and that she will make a decision soon whether to run in the 2012 race."

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Rep. Allen West Impersonates Harry Reid

By Rick Pearcey • March 22, 2011, 11:38 AM

If you affirm the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, this will lift your spirits.

Here's the story at The Blaze.

And here's Col. Allen West, a natural-born leader, on YouTube.

Herman Cain: I "Resent" Muslims Who Try to Convert Americans

By Rick Pearcey • March 22, 2011, 06:20 AM

Chris Moody reports at The Daily Caller:

Republican presidential contender Herman Cain said in an interview Monday that he “resent[s]” Muslims who try to convert Americans to Islam, and that the religion has “an objective to convert all infidels or kill them.”

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Herman Cain: Obama's Scrubbing of Christian Heritage "Intentional"

By Rick Pearcey • March 19, 2011, 10:28 AM

Drew Zahn reports at WorldNetDaily:

Businessman Herman Cain, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2012, has criticized Barack Obama for disregarding America's Christian heritage, stating he believes the president's repeated omission of the phrase "endowed by their Creator" is "intentional."

"I have been able to get the pulse of the American people of not only what's in their head but what's in their heart," Cain told CBN News Correspondent David Brody in an interview. "What's in their heart is they love this country. They love the values upon which this country was founded, and they don't like it when the president omits 'endowed by their Creator' from reciting the Declaration of Independence."

Levin Refutes Wehner on Bush vs. Reagan

By Rick Pearcey • March 19, 2011, 10:00 AM

At ConservativeHQ:

Levin takes his time in addressing Wehner’s points, and leaves little doubt why Reagan is seen as a conservative hero -- and why conservatives couldn’t wait to see Bush get on Air Force One for the final time as a former president.

Here is Mark Levin on "Ronald Reagan and George Bush" at Human Events.

Hat tip: Mark Levin

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Same-Sex "Marriage" Bill Fails in Maryland

By Rick Pearcey • March 12, 2011, 09:07 AM

It Was Supposed to Be Inevitable, But: "A bill to legalize same-sex 'marriage' failed Friday to win enough support for passage from the Maryland House of Delegates," reports LifeSiteNews.com.

This is great news and a profound defeat for those power groups and organized hatreds in society who presume to think they can create unalienable rights out of thin air.

Those rights are rooted in the Creator, not the state, not in victimology, marketing, nature, 51% of the vote, or San Francisco regressivity. This fact should be clear to any who have read and embrace the philosophic DNA of human liberty as set forth so brilliantly in the Declaration of Independence.

True compassion, not to mention healthy indignation, calls upon every free-thinking and free-living American to resist the pro-homosexualist campaign of discrimination against the Creator and against the Creator's norms for healthy human sexuality and the intrinsic, created embedded diversity of married life as between male and female.

Rage against the religious cult of the homosexualist machine! And rage for freedom in community with an objective, verifiable God and our fellow man -- and woman!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Terror Watch: King Hysteria Grips the Left

By Rick Pearcey • March 9, 2011, 08:15 AM

Rick Moran writes at Frontpagemag.com:

Representative Peter King (R-NY), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, finds himself at the center of a media-created firestorm -- all because he wants to investigate the extent to which some American Muslims have been radicalized and examine how cooperative the Muslim community has been in rooting out extremists in their midst.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Big Night in Iowa for 5 GOP Hopefuls

By Rick Pearcey • March 7, 2011, 08:42 AM

Scott Conroy writes at RealClearPolitics:

As the 2012 presidential campaign begins to heat up after a sluggish winter, the stakes are high for the five prospective Republican candidates who will address a large crowd of GOP activists at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition forum on Monday night.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain and former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer will have just 10 minutes each to make an impression on the crowd of several hundred expected to gather for the event in Waukee, just west of Des Moines.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Bachmann: "We Can't Win if We Don't Fight"

By Rick Pearcey • March 2, 2011, 10:05 AM

In this video, the Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota says she voted against the Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government because the measure failed to "cut spending for the implementation of Obamacare" and Planned Parenthood.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sarah Palin Promotes Herman Cain

By Rick Pearcey • February 23, 2011, 08:19 AM

"It is certainly unusual for a potential presidential candidate to promote a potential rival, so eyebrows were raised Tuesday when Sarah Palin used her Facebook page (2.8 million followers) and her Twitter account (422,000 followers) to promote an Investor's Business Daily column by Herman Cain," writes Robert Stacy McCain at American Spectator.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Rep. Allen West Offers a Few Choice Words to CAIR -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • February 22, 2011, 06:35 PM

This video says it all. Here is a report from WorldNetDaily.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"Sheriff Joe" Arpaio Leads Arizona Poll in Senate Race

By Rick Pearcey • February 15, 2011, 10:06 AM

Go Ahead, Make Our Day: "Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio led a field of potential Republican Senate candidates in Arizona with 21 percent in a poll of likely GOP primary voters last week," reports Roll Call.

It is "unclear how much interest he has in running for Senate versus running for re-election as sheriff," Roll Call continues. "But he is being urged by his supporters to pursue the Congressional seat, according to a GOP strategist in Arizona."

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sources: GOProud Outed for CPAC 2012

By Rick Pearcey • February 14, 2011, 11:00 PM

"The homosexual activist group GOProud, whose inclusion in the Conservative Political Action Conference here last year and last week stirred controversy within the largest annual conservative gathering, will not be welcomed back next year, sources tell WND."

Saturday, February 12, 2011

New CPAC Chief: Jury Still Out on GOProud

By Rick Pearcey • February 12, 2011, 09:03 AM

"The jury still is out on the continued participation by GOProud, a group that openly works on behalf of homosexuals, in the Conservative Political Action Conference, according to CPAC's new chairman, Al Cardenas," reports WorldNetDaily.

"I intend to form a comprehensive vetting process on each CPAC participant, especially at the organizational level," the new chairman told WND. 

"As we develop the vetting process," Cardenas said, "I want to make sure it satisfies our friends, including those at [the Heritage Foundation]," which boycotted this year's event. "I am determined to bring back into the fold those who have been long-term conservative friends of CPAC."

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pawlenty: Proud of Evangelical Label

By Rick Pearcey • February 8, 2011, 11:37 AM

"Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has told conservative activists in Iowa that he and his wife are proud to be identified as evangelical Christians," reports AP.

According to AP, "Pawlenty told them, 'This is a country founded under God,' adding 'that leads you to other values, starting with a respect for life.' Pawlenty also expressed his opposition to same-sex 'marriage'."

Good for Pawlenty. However, the position he advocates is stronger than his current expression of it, as reported by AP.

For a) that this country was "founded under God" is a fact, not a mere "value." The language of "value" is the language of private preference, in contrast to facts, which concerns that which is objectively true regardless of what a person might privately "value."

And b) God operates in the realm of fact and is not reducible to the realm of "value" (or feeling, belief, etc., etc.). That is the entire emphasis of the verifiable information we have in the Old and New Testaments. For more on this, please see "Christmas Spirit in Space and Time." 

Finally, c) the liberating ethical positions against social breakdown as expressed in the secular embrace of abortion, homosexuality, and same-sex "marriage" also concern matters of fact -- that is, ethical fact.

There are of course differences between that which is scientific and that which is ethical. The difference, however, is not at the point of facticity but at the point of the difference between "is" and "ought." In a unified and liberating field of knowledge both "is" and "ought" have to do with the real world and are subject to the normal canons of reason, evidence, coherence, and the need to explain the phenomenon under question.

It is crucial to recognize that the worldview of the Founding and the worldview of the Judeo-Christian position rest on the unity of truth (as opposed to the fragmentation of truth) and that this means statements of science and statements of ethical principle are both to be regarded as asserting that which is objectively the case in the external world, as opposed to casting science into the realm of "fact" and casting "religion," "faith," "meaning," and "ethics" into the realm of "value."

The escape into mere values signals breakdown and decline, not wholeness and progress. It is therefore a step forward when public figures such as Pawlenty assert publicly that this country was "founded under God." It is an even greater step forward into truth and liberation to realize that this God, this Creator, is himself a public figure. The space-time Creator who is the source of unalienable rights is the ultimate critique of statism.

For more on the case to liberate Christianity and evangelicalism from the fact/value dichotomy, please see Total Truth, by Nancy Pearcey. Her new book Saving Leonardo is a plea to liberate culture itself from secularism and its unavoidable fragmentation in thought and practice.

Here is Tim Pawlenty's "Freedom First" website.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Classic Video: Rickles Roasts Reagan

By Rick Pearcey • February 7, 2011, 01:23 PM

From Tucker and the gang at Daily Caller: "Rickles goes on a tear, making fun of President Reagan, Vice President Bush, Secretary of State George Schultz — even Nancy!" Here's the video at YouTube.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Farah Blasts DeMoss Memo Touting Romney 2012 for Evangelicals

By Rick Pearcey • February 2, 2011, 09:15 AM

In "My Memo to Conservative and Evangelical Leaders," Joseph Farah writes:

Recently, high-powered Christian public-relations consultant Mark DeMoss sent a memo to unnamed conservative and evangelical leaders urging support of a non-evangelical, non-conservative candidate for the presidency in 2012. . . .

The premise of DeMoss' memo is that Mitt Romney's values about life, marriage, character and integrity are shared with conservatives and evangelicals. And that is just plain not true.

Go here to read Farah's "Memo to Conservatives and Evangelical Leaders."

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tea Party Leader: Tea Party the Result of Republican Failures Under Bush

By Rick Pearcey • February 1, 2011, 11:48 AM

"The Tea Party movement would not exist today if the Republicans had not failed under the Bush years," said U.S. Senate hopeful Jamie Radtke of Virginia to the newly formed Senate Tea Party Caucus.  

As I wrote last year, this failure takes us back to the breakdown following the Reagan years:  

The Republican collapse began after the Reagan administration. Reagan understood that American liberty is rooted in a particular political philosophy. It's a vision that declares independence under God instead of dependence under the state. Because Reagan understood there is a vision-for-freedom, he also understood the need to be able to explain and articulate that vision-for-freedom. Unfortunately, then-Vice President George Bush (the elder), despite eight years of seeing Reagan in action, and of seeing that kind of vision win landslide victories at the polls, never seemed to appreciate "the vision thing."

And so the Reagan vision of Americans knowing the "freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers" (from "A Time for Choosing") would be lost. In addition, the rationale and ability to articulate that vision would be lost. More than that, resources to stand up against a contrary vision would be lost -- even if that contrary vision is false.

The GOP's dilemma is that it is double-minded. On one side, some embrace a secular vision that sees the Creator of the Founders and of the Declaration as a kind of nice "religious" touch or "values" touch. But also in the GOP are those who show an appreciation of the connection between a real Creator and real freedom in the real world.

What the New Resistance senses is that neither the single-minded secularism of the Democrats nor the double-minded imbalance of the Republicans is an adequate foundation for freedom, whether we are talking about July 1776, March 2010 or 100 years from now.

Here is the National Journal report on Radtke's presentation at the inaugural meeting of the Senate Tea Party Caucus.

Radtke is a graduate of Liberty University and in 2009 served as the secretary/treasurer of "Restore the Founders' Vision."

For additional information on Radtke, go to the Jamie Radtke for Senate website.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Is This Civil? IT Specialist Fired at NASA for Talking About Intelligent Design

By Rick Pearcey • January 28, 2011, 11:18 AM

To make matters worse, IT specialist David Coppedge, reportedly the most senior staff on his team at the Jet Propulsion Lab, also passed around a couple of DVDs that make a case for intelligent design.

Clearly, the guy is a threat to civil society, science, and global warming. Or not.

Recommendation: Somebody at NASA needs sensitivity training in the Declaration of Independence, which states:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. (emphasis added)

The Declaration of Independence affirms human liberty, which includes freedom of thought and discussion. Even at NASA.

And it recognizes the Creator as the center of gravity for American freedoms and American polity. Even at NASA.

So, NASA, free-thinking people would like to know: What exactly is your problem with the Creator, principles of freedom, and the Declaration of Independence?

For more, see "Protest David Coppedge's Persectution, Direct to NASA."

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Democrats Big Fear: Palin Electable 2012

By Rick Pearcey • January 27, 2011, 08:45 AM

David Solway writes at Frontpagemag.com:

What the Democrats and their supporters earnestly fear is not only that Palin may be around for the indefinite future, but that she is indeed potentially electable in 2012 and must be stopped at all costs.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Update: Reporter About-Face on Abercrombie & Obama Birth Certificate

By Rick Pearcey • January 26, 2011, 05:14 PM

That Was Then: "A celebrity journalist [Mike Evans] now claims he misspoke when he said last week that Hawaii’s governor told him he was unable to find President Barack Obama’s original birth certificate after a search of state and hospital archives," reports FoxNews.com.

Here's a comment from Prisonplanet: "Reporter Mike Evans is either a filthy lying . . . or he is scared re: Birth Cert."

Report: Gov. Abercrombie Admits No Obama Birth Certificate in Hawaii -- Audio

Report: Gov. Abercrombie Admits No Obama Birth Certificate in Hawaii -- Audio

By Rick Pearcey • January 26, 2011, 11:31 AM

The information in this stunning audio may be one reason Obama's State of the Union speech last night was so flat.

Here's the opening visual statement as the audio begins:

Neil Abercrombie admitted to close friend and reporter Mike Evans -- There are no records of Obama's birth in Hawaii.

Here's more at Breitbart.com. Author Jack Cashill on Denver radio with AM 630 KHOW host Peter Boyles weighs in here.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bachmann to Deliver Tea Party Response to Obama's SOTU

By Rick Pearcey • January 25, 2011, 01:43 PM

"Watch the live broadcast here," says the Tea Party Express.

Hawaii Affidavit: Supervisors Said No Long-Form Birth Certificate for Obama

By Rick Pearcey • January 25, 2011, 08:12 AM

"Former Hawaii elections clerk Tim Adams has now signed an affidavit swearing he was told by his supervisors in Hawaii that no long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate existed for Barack Obama Jr. in Hawaii and that neither Queens Medical Center nor Kapi'olani Medical Center in Honolulu had any record of Obama having been born in their medical facilities," reports WorldNetDaily.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tyranny Watch: Tucson and the Politics of Tragedy

By Rick Pearcey • January 11, 2011, 08:06 AM

You may be wondering why the Left in America was so quick to turn the Saturday morning murders in Tucson into a political hatefest directed against their political enemies.

My comments on FB from Saturday, January 8, 8:50 pm, assert a connection between means and ends:

Why Politics of Tragedy? For the Left, Unlimited Politics Is a Means to an Unlimited State; Therefore, a Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste.

Don't miss David Limbaugh's column on how "The Left Is Not About to Waste This 'Crisis'."

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Michele Bachmann May Run for President

By Rick Pearcey • January 6, 2011, 06:32 AM

"U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is the keynote speaker at a GOP event in the early presidential caucus state of Iowa later this month, and a spokesman said Wednesday that the tea party favorite has 'not ruled out' a bid for president," reports AP.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Is the Republican Party Finished?

By Rick Pearcey • December 29, 2010, 09:36 AM

Michael Filosof writes at American Thinker:

The lame-duck session of the 111th Congress proved one thing beyond a doubt: The Republican Party does not represent the interests of conservatives. Despite the midterm election tidal wave, in which the Republican Party gained 63 House seats (eclipsing its historic 1994 success against Clinton), congressional Republicans failed to leverage their victory into politcial clout and collapsed like a house of cards in the lame-duck session.

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Monday, December 6, 2010

Gingrich Says 2012 Run Looking "Doable"

By Rick Pearcey • December 6, 2010, 10:32 AM

"Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he's more inclined to run for president in 2012 than not to make a bid," reports AP. "Gingrich says he probably won't make a decision until late February or early March. But he says that talking to friends and thinking about such an undertaking have made him more inclined to believe that 'it's doable'."

Friday, November 26, 2010

Sarah Palin: A Thanksgiving Message to All 57 States

By Rick Pearcey • November 26, 2010, 12:07 PM

Enjoy this inspiring Thanksgiving message from the Mama Grizzly in Chief.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bachmann: Obama Pushing "Massive Increase in Taxes"

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2010, 07:39 AM

"Rep. Michele Bachmann, head of the House Tea Party Caucus, tells Newsmax that the Federal Reserve’s plan to increase the money supply by buying government securities is a 'huge mistake' that will boost inflation and amount to 'stealing from the American people,'" reports Jim Meyers at Newsmax.

"The Minnesota Republican also declares that President Barack Obama wants to impose a 'massive increase in taxes' by refusing to extend the Bush tax cuts for all Americans," Meyers continues.

"And she says Congress could reign in the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regarding the use of body scanners and aggressive pat-downs at airports."

Monday, November 22, 2010

Reply to Mona Charen on "Why Palin Shouldn't Run"

By Rick Pearcey • November 22, 2010, 10:06 AM

On November 19 at National Review, Mona Charen offered "just some of the reasons" "Sarah Palin Shouldn't Run" for the White House in 2012.

Now comes Jedediah Bila at Human Events, offering some of the reasons the former governor of Alaska is "qualified to step up to the plate in 2012 if she so chooses."

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Malkin: Palin Could Beat Obama

By Rick Pearcey • November 18, 2010, 07:26 AM

On "Fox & Friends" this morning, columnist and author Michelle Malkin was asked is she agrees that Sarah Palin could defeat Barack Obama in 2012. "Sure," said Malkin. Obama is "beatable."

Yesterday, AP reported: "In an excerpt of an ABC News interview released Wednesday, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee says she's considering a presidential run. When asked directly if she thought she could defeat Obama, the former Alaska governor replied, 'I believe so.'"

Monday, November 15, 2010

Why Earmarks Must Die

By Rick Pearcey • November 15, 2010, 07:34 AM

"The Tea Party's influence on the direction of Senate Republicans in the 112th Congress is about to be put to the test," editorializes the Washington Times. "Grass-roots activism helped swell the ranks of the chamber's fiscal hawks with several newly elected members who are fired up about banning earmarks.

"When the Republican conference meets Tuesday to consider South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint's resolution that would end the practice for its members, the outcome will demonstrate whether Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky or Mr. DeMint and the Tea Party have captured the heart and soul of the Senate GOP. . . .

"For a reinvigorated Republican Party to continue earmark spending they would have to be as tone deaf as the Obama-Pelosi-Reid team," the editorial concludes. "Voters expect Washington to change its ways. The best way for senators of all parties to show they've heard the message is to retire the earmark perk once and for all."

Friday, November 12, 2010

Top 10 Reasons Conservatives Should Not Be Celebrating

By Rick Pearcey • November 12, 2010, 09:03 AM

Robert Eugene Simmons, Jr., writes at American Thinker:

The November 2 election was not the end of the war, but rather one minor victory in a small side skirmish. The battle rages on, and the and the war is still very much in danger of being lost -- if not in this generation, than in the next. If conservatives, Tea Party activists, and others get complacent, the war will be lost. It's not time to celebrate; it's time to get to work.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

How Can Obama Move to the "Center" if He Doesn't Know What the Center Is?

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2010, 07:12 AM

Or if knowing it, he rejects it?

What is "the center"? There is only one known "center" that yields freedom for the individual without leading to anarchy, and yet order in society without leading to tyranny.

And that center is what the Declaration of Independence says it is:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Obama may or may not "move" to the relativistic "center" of a particular moment in history.

But if for political reasons he does move, apart from a conversion to Constitutionalist and Declarationalist thoughtforms, this will be a tactical "adjustment" only.

It will be a move primarily in rhetoric, perhaps with a few policy adjustments. A move that appears to respect -- but actually continues to reject -- what is the true and defining mainstream of the American experiment.

The loyal opposition must oppose Obamaism root and branch. The loyal opposition must articulate and apply with consistency and courage the comprehensive vision that lays out the DNA of liberty -- from worldview to principles to strategies to tactics -- so that in community with God and man, America can once again become a "shining city on a hill."

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bachmann Withdraws From House Republican Chairman Contest

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2010, 10:25 PM

Rep. Michele Bachmann "has withdrawn from the contest for chairman of the House Republican Conference in the 112th Congress," writes Mark Tapscott at Beltway Confidential.

Here is Bachmann's statement indicating her "enthusiastic support" of Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling:  

Jeb Hensarling has my enthusiastic support for his candidacy to become Republican House Conference Chair. Jeb has demonstrated his commitment to limited government, reduced spending and lower taxes and he will be a strong voice for the Tea Party’s call for these values.

I look forward to continuing my consistent support of the Tea Party. I plan to advance the Tea Party ideals through their listening arm, the Tea Party Caucus. It is my wish to bring new faces to the caucus, including freshmen members.

The new Congress will have great opportunities to lead our country into the direction our founders intended. I spoke with Mr. Boehner and other members of leadership and I am convinced they will wholeheartedly work towards the issues the American people are calling for such as fiscal responsibility, ending the bailouts and repealing Obamacare.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Michael Reagan: Sarah Palin Too Polarizing

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2010, 02:25 PM

Michael Reagan today told Megyn Kelly of Fox News that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is "too polarizing" a figure to be elected president of the United States.

Reagan also said he expects to hear about his low expectations for Palin on his Facebook page.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Allen West Plans to Join Congressional Black Caucus

By Rick Pearcey • November 8, 2010, 09:46 AM

"Congressman-elect Allen West (R-Fla.) said he plans to join the Congressional Black Caucus next year," reports The Hill. "West, one of two black Republicans elected to Congress in Tuesday’s election, said he plans to join the Democratic-dominated bloc, to challenge, in West word’s, the CBC’s 'monolithic voice'."

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Biggest Midterm Loser?

By Rick Pearcey • November 3, 2010, 04:17 PM

The headline over a National Journal article by Ron Fournier puts it like this: "Washington the Biggest Loser as Wave Sweeps Through Congress."

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War 
Secularist Washington-Centrism Un-American

Tea Party America vs. Obama Disaster

By Rick Pearcey • November 3, 2010, 10:07 AM

"America's left, and the party it dominates, faced a reckoning yesterday," writes Thomas Lifson at American Thinker. How indeed, Lifson asks, "Could a man once seen as a savior turn out to be a disaster for those who embraced him?"

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Christine O'Donnell Is Right About the 1st Amendment

By Rick Pearcey • October 27, 2010, 08:06 AM

"Newspaper and TV pundits bashing Delaware’s Christine O’Donnell with respect to the religion clauses of the First Amendment need to do some homework on the topic, as they obviously don’t know anything about it," writes author M. Stanton Evans at Human Events.

This column is a must read. Evans is author of many books -- particularly relevant on this topic is his work titled The Theme Is Freedom: Religion, Politics, and the American Tradition.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Leadership 101: The Palin/Limbaugh One, Two Punch

By Rick Pearcey • October 21, 2010, 06:51 AM

Every resistance movement needs leadership. In this column at Human Events, A.W.R. Hawkins explains why Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh are at the head of the class, to the astonishment of liberal elites and spineless Republicans.  

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Obama Strips "Creator" From Declaration of Independence -- Again

By Rick Pearcey • October 20, 2010, 07:29 AM

"For the second time in little over a month, President Barack Obama stripped the word "Creator" from the Declaration of Independence when giving a speech," reports Penny Starr at CNSNews.com.

Here is the text of the speech Barack Hussein Obama gave at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee dinner October 19 in Rockville, Maryland.

Words matter. The midterm election of November 2 is days away. I would suggest that a political party or president that cannot utter, affirm, defend, explain, and apply to government and policy that is at the very center of the American experiment should not hold power in the United States.

For such a person and such a party are not the friends of liberty.

Freedom should always have a friend, not an enemy, in the White House. And freedom should always have in the White House someone who understands from Whom and upon Whom that freedom rests -- and apart from Whom it goes away. Every office on Capitol Hill should understand this.

The defining center of the American experiment rests upon exactly that point where the Declaration places it: The Creator. To the degree that a president or a political party rejects that defining mainstream of the enduring American center, to that degree a president or a political party occupies the extreme. 

If you are a politician of any party who would strip the Creator from your political or governmental practice or philosophy, a free people under God has an eminently healthy course of action to pursue: If you strip the Creator from the Declaration, you shall be stripped from office. You are a danger to the republic and have no business anywhere near the levers of power.

You shall be repealed and replaced by lovers of freedom who understand the true source of the "blessings of liberty."

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Palin Teases Reno Crowd About Presidential Run

By Rick Pearcey • October 19, 2010, 07:13 AM

"Sarah Palin launched a two-week run of tea party rallies Monday leading up to the election and teased supporters about a possible presidential run for herself, saying 'we can see 2012 from our house,'" reports AP.

God Laughs: Sharron Angle vs. Harry Reid

By Rick Pearcey • October 19, 2010, 06:02 AM

"The granny who loves God is giving the politico who loves power quite the run," writes Stuart Schartz at American Thinker.

"Even leftist media icon The New Republic, although admitting it would happily throw the last shovelful of dirt on Angle's candidacy, called her debate last week 'a disaster' for the Senate Majority Leader."

Monday, October 18, 2010

UCLA's Emily Ekins Studies Tea Party "Racist" Signs

By Rick Pearcey • October 18, 2010, 11:03 AM

The Left Coast Rebel has pulled together a couple of videos from Fox News plus a report from the Washington Post. Something from Maureen Dowd, too.

And here's "Study: Media Significantly Exaggerate Racism at Tea Party," from Newsbusters.

Upshot: The Tea Party is not racist. Everybody surely must know this, but certain forms of community organizing in America require the pretense of racism to have something to fight against, raise money, stay in power, and transform America into the image of Barack Obama or whoever else is waiting in the left, left, left wings.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pajamas Media Launches Voter Fraud Watch

By Rick Pearcey • October 12, 2010, 09:27 AM

From Mark Tapscott at the Washington Examiner:

Nobody knows with certainty how many illegal votes were cast in the 2008 presidential and congressional elections, but odds are the total was in the millions, thanks to systematic vote fraud campaigns by leftist groups such as ACORN and misguided laws that allow individuals to register and vote on the same day.

But Pajamas Media is doing something unique to combat this most lethal of threats to the integrity of government in a democratic republic, the Voter Fraud Project.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Black Support for Obama Racist?

By Rick Pearcey • October 6, 2010, 07:48 AM

"It’s time for a frank discussion about the folly of monolithic voting among black Americans," writes Jerome Hudson at Human Events. "When 91 percent of any racial group votes one way, it’s either out of racism or blind groupthink. Neither of these is good for America."

NAACP Assassinating Martin Luther King All Over Again 
Cambridge Policewoman: I Voted for Obama, But "Will Not Again"

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Beware Phony "Economic Conservatives"

By Rick Pearcey • October 2, 2010, 06:13 AM

"There is a struggle underway for the hearts and minds of the tea-party movement, conservatism and the Republican Party," Joseph Farah writes at WorldNetDaily. "So-called 'economic conservatives' are doing everything in their power to limit the scope of the movement to take back America to fiscal issues in the narrowest definition of that term."

Farah warns that "economic conservatives" are promoting an agenda "that is fundamentally flawed and wimpy compared to the vision of our founders, who understood we do not live in a world defined exclusively by materialism."

Farah argues that "you simply can't have a self-governing society without an operational consensus on right and wrong. All issues are moral" -- whether they concern "economics, border control, health care, marriage, or abortion."

What is Farah's solution? "There has never been a successful liberty movement in the history of the world built on materialism or an exclusively economic agenda. It's like building the foundation of a house on sand.

"Our founders knew better. They provided the foundation. It's still solid today. We don't have to build a new one. We can find it in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution."

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Why Democrats Going Down in November

By Rick Pearcey • September 30, 2010, 02:28 PM

Here's the link to "Why Democrats Are Going Down in November," a truly on-point column by Arnold Ahlert at Jewish World Review, read on-air by Rush Limbaugh across the EIB network today.

"You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done" in Washington, Barack Obama once famously told Republicans on Capitol Hill.

With millions of Americans reacting in horror to what Obama has gotten "done" in Washington, and then imposed upon "We the People" against our wishes and in violation of the U.S. Constitution, let us all hope, work, and pray that Obama is right.

May all Americans "just listen to Rush" so Obama and his minions can't mess up our country any more than he and they already have. 

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Monday, September 27, 2010

Extremist Obama Again Omits "Creator"

By Rick Pearcey • September 27, 2010, 04:31 PM

Terry Jeffrey writes at CNSNews.com:

Just seven days after he sparked controversy by omitting the word Creator when he closely paraphrased the passage from the Declaration of Independence that says all men "are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights," President Barack Obama again omitted the Creator when speaking about the "inalienable rights"' that "everybody is endowed with."

It is imprudent to regard these omissions as accidents of history.

For Obama and the Democrats seek to "fundamentally transform" America. Absolutely essential to such an ignoble effort is to convince Americans that we really do not need the Creator as the basis for inalienable rights.

Obama's rhetoric and his governance constitute a direct assault, from within, on the intellectual, moral, and practical center of human freedom and dignity in the United States.

It is a presidency that lives in infamy. A hubris that towers and walks to and fro to see whom he might devour. 

And yet it is the fool who says in his heart, "There is no Creator who gives inalienable rights and the blessings of liberty." The fool says in his heart, "Washington giveth and taketh away."

Those who abide in the enduring American mainstream, who would live and think and breathe free, in community with God and man, must repulse this extremism and cast the offender into the political sea. 

Today the winds blow. The waters rise. The cadres of Obama and the enemies of freedom seek to re-enslave the captive set free.  

But we march on. We march forward. We march upward.

November comes. None too soon. November is now.

How the Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Thursday, September 23, 2010

RINO Power or Tea Party Principle?

By Rick Pearcey • September 23, 2010, 08:16 AM

"Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell's victory over Washington establishment favorite Mike Castle raised an interesting question," says Christopher Chantrill at American Thinker. "Do we want just political power and 51 seats in the U.S. Senate? Or do we want to build a movement?"

Chantrill says, "Put me in the movement camp. It's not going to do the conservative movement any good to get back into to power without a mandate. The experience with the Bushes proved it. They took America as the found it; they didn't try to change it."

The larger point may be this: It's not just that wobbly Republicanism will do the conservative movement little good but that it does the American people little good. A go-along-to-get-along GOP lacks the needed Constitutional and Declarational foundations to demand change in the direction of  human freedom and dignity. That kind of change is not consistent with big secularist government centered in Washington and with tentacles in our cars, refrigerators, and living rooms.

What needs conserving -- and protecting and advancing -- is not the hard statism of liberalism or the slower road to hard statism of squishy Republicanism. No, what needs "conserving" is the fight for freedom and unalienable rights endowed by the Creator -- just as the timeless, true, and living content of the Declaration proclaims. 

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Chris Coons in Kenya: "I Studied Under a Bright and Eloquent Marxist"

By Rick Pearcey • September 22, 2010, 02:00 PM

Jeffrey Lord at American Spectator examines what Delaware Senator wannabe Chris Coons says in "Chris Coons: The Making of a Bearded Marxist" in the May 23, 1985, edition of the Amherst Student

Lord concludes:

Chris Coons the Senate candidate is determined to get to the Senate and be an agent of the Obama radical redistributionist agenda.

And the person that stands in the way is Christine O'Donnell.

Here are a PDF and text of the article by Coons.

More at Riehl World View.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

David Limbaugh: "The Real Extremism Resides in the Democratic Party"

By Rick Pearcey • September 21, 2010, 08:33 AM

In his latest column, David Limbaugh argues that the real extremists in America today are not the Christine O'Donnell's or the Tea Partiers. "The real extremism," he writes, "resides in the Democratic Party."

What Is Extreme? Tea Party vs. Lindsey Graham
What Is "Mainstream" America?
Paper: Out of the Mainstream Obama "Breaking America's Spirit"

Friday, September 17, 2010

Buzzing Palin in Iowa

By Rick Pearcey • September 17, 2010, 06:31 AM

The bees at AP are abuzz over Palin presidential prospects.

Rush Limbaugh: O'Donnell's Democrat Opponent a Sitting Duck

By Rick Pearcey • September 17, 2010, 06:16 AM

Make that a "self-described Marxist" sitting duck. Here's more from Connie Hair of Human Events on Rush, Rove, and O'Donnell.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Rove's Biggest "Accomplishment": Barack Obama

By Rick Pearcey • September 16, 2010, 07:46 AM

C. Edmund Wright at American Thinker says "The Architect" has no clothes. This "frightening" image "to ponder" was in evidence "for all to see on Fox News' Hannity show Tuesday night," says Edmund, "thanks to [Rove's] odd response to Christine O'Donnell's win in Delaware."

Guess Who Predicted O'Donnell Upset
Another Whipping for "Establishment Washington" Last Night

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Guess Who Predicted O'Donnell Upset

By Rick Pearcey • September 15, 2010, 10:40 AM

At 7:43 AM yesterday (eastern), September 14, on Twitter and Facebook, more than twelve hours before Fox News called the GOP U.S. Senate primary race in Delaware, The Pearcey Report publisher, editor, and political prognosticator par excellence had this to say:

Prediction: Christine O'Donnell will defeat Mike Castle in today's GOP primary for U.S. Senate. It's a gut feeling, but a strong one.

In this video from Fox, Bret Baier on Hannity calls the race for O'Donnell over Castle. The Hannity show airs at 9:00 pm eastern time.

Another Whipping for "Establishment Washington" Last Night

By Rick Pearcey • September 15, 2010, 09:16 AM

"Delaware Crosses the Washington," headlines this article from American Thinker on the GOP Senate primary victory of "unelectable" Christine O'Donnell, from the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Christine O'Donnell Campaign Responds to Poll Turnaround

By Rick Pearcey • September 13, 2010, 07:52 AM

Posted at the "Christine O'Donnell for U.S. Senate" Facebook Page:

Be wary of polling. All we know is that we are within the margin of error. This race could still break either way. Do not become complacent, or assume that this race is over.

To those who question whether or not we can win the General Election, ask yourself where the incumbent Congressman was in the polls only a few weeks ago, and look where he is today.

Noting that Senate hopeful Mike Castle's "popularity has taken a sharp turn n the wrong direction over the last month," Public Policy Polling says the race is now "Too Close to Call."

I was wondering whether the O'Donnell campaign might see such a late-breaking turnaround. The GOP Senate primary in Delaware is tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14.

Poll Shocker: Christine O'Donnell Over Mike Castle by 3 
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Poll Shocker: Christine O'Donnell Over Mike Castle by 3

By Rick Pearcey • September 13, 2010, 07:29 AM

September Surprise? "A new poll suggests a seismic upset might be in the making in Tuesday's Delaware Republican Senate primary," David Catanese writes at Politico.

"The survey, released Sunday night by Public Policy Polling, shows Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell leading veteran Rep. Mike Castle by 47 percent to 44 percent -- a dead heat within the poll's 3.8 percent margin of error."

Both Sarah Palin and Sen. Jim DeMint have endorsed O'Donnell.

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Obama to Skip 9/11 Ground Zero Ceremony

By Rick Pearcey • September 8, 2010, 06:02 AM

Far away from that Ground Zero Mosque thing: "Not exactly a profile in courage," writes Thomas Lifson at American Thinker.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Politico: New Polls Point to Tsunami

By Rick Pearcey • September 7, 2010, 09:49 AM

But Will It Matter? "With just two months to go before the November elections, pollsters and political scientists are predicting a blow-out loss for Democrats that could rival the Republican Revolution of 1994," writes Mike Allen at Politico.

But even if a tsunami occurs, there will be genuine progress only if a resurgent GOP advances on the basis of the freedoms and responsibilities set forth in the Declaration and Constitution.

For it is one thing to reject the corrupt and statist status quo rooted in a secularist belief system, a status quo to which both major political parties have contributed.

It is another thing to replace the current failure with a superior vision based on reality-oriented information given and verified in history by the Creator, who the American Founders respect as the transcendent ground of unalienable rights, as clearly articulated in the Declaration of Independence.

The Democrat Party is, of course, welcome to re-enter the American mainstream, but Obama & Co. show no interest in doing so.

Hat tip: Mark Tapscott

Monday, September 6, 2010

Paper: Out of the Mainstream Obama "Breaking America's Spirit"

By Rick Pearcey • September 6, 2010, 10:37 AM

An editorial in the Augusta Chronicle asserts, "Voters bought into a disastrous president -- despite all the warnings."

It is crucial to understand, as we first argued here, that both Obama and much journalism today are clearly and decidedly -- and, therefore, destructively -- out of the defining and enduring American mainstream. They are part of the problem. They are not part of the solution.

That essence of the American mainstream is rooted not in secularism or in liberalism (or in a secularized version of "conservatism"), but in the only known adequate basis for human freedom and dignity, and, therefore, for political liberty.

This, of course, is the Founders' vision, rooted and sustained by the living waters of a real Creator who gives real unalienable rights in the real world. Without this in place, the content of the Declaration falls to the ground, and the Constitution has nothing of substance to protect.  

Any society that rejects that mainstream cannot help but slide into varieties of unfreedom and indignity. Whether quickly or slowly, whether by coup, corruption, or cultural decline, it is really only a matter of time plus crisis (taken advantage of by greedy politicians) before a once-free people become beggars in chains waiting for an all-powerful government to provide another round of stimulus, milk, and honey.

Either that, or resist. Either that, or find the rock of freedom and stand.

What Is "Mainstream" America? 
Collaborationist Media Spike Muslim Convert's Murder of U.S. Soldier 
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War 
Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, & Meaning

Monday, August 30, 2010

Beck Uncaged, Obama Goes Ostrich

By Rick Pearcey • August 30, 2010, 08:58 AM

With Glenn Beck and stirred-up Americans on the loose, Obama sticks his head in the sand, where he thinks better, observes ostrichologist Ethel C. Fenig of American Thinker University.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Speaker Pelosi's Dangerous America

By Rick Pearcey • August 20, 2010, 04:29 PM

"The speaker of the House wants to know how opponents of the Ground Zero mosque are being funded," states an editorial in Investors Business Daily. "When Americans can be investigated for their opinions, our republic has arrived at a dangerous place."

Every day brings yet another example of why American who respect both our national and creaturely identities must resist and overcome the growing authoritarianism entrenched in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

When Harry Met Marco

By Rick Pearcey • August 12, 2010, 01:05 PM

"Harry Reid has never heard of Marco Rubio," states the headline above comments by W. James Antle III at American Spectator.

I suppose this means the two have never met. Well, they ought to, if only to fill in a few gaps in Reid's education and life experience.

Antle's comments speak, of course, to Reid's instantly infamous utterance that he just doesn't know how anyone of "Hispanic heritage could be a Republican." This, from a grown man. A U.S. senator. The utterance is an embarrassment.

Well, Harry needs to meet Marco, who is -- as many people seem to know -- the GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate, from Florida. A son of Cuban immigrants. 

To help things along, here's Marco's website, which Harry may not know about. It's on the internet, another item about which Harry not know of or heard of.

I'm doing my best as a community facilitator to help Reid understand how Rubio could be Republicanio.

Now I've never met Senior Rubio, and I wouldn't ever want to profile, but he sure does look like a human being of "Hispanic heritage." My unscientific guess is that about 99% of my soccer-playing amigos share a somewhat similar background.

I might add that I do see how a person of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican (something along the lines of perferring the liberating Constitution over against the enfebbling divide-and-conquer racism and groupism that now animates, apparently, the like of Harry Reid and the Democrat Party).  

I might also add that maybe a person of Hispanic heritage could be tired of Obama reaching into brown Hispanic wallets, making it all-that-much harder for the "little guy" to run a small business. That, at least, is what my auto mechanic from Puerto Rico tells me. 

Here's a wild prediction: Marco Rubio, Republican, of Hispanic heritage, will vote Republican in the November elections! And he will vote specifically for himself, Republican!

It really is time that Harry met Marco (on a plane, maybe, as in When Harry Met Sally). In any case, a lot of Americans have met this son of Cuban exiles. Americans of all sorts of heritages. And they seem to like the guy and the Republic for which he stands.

"Republic." I wonder if Reid has ever heard of that.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Reporters vs. Black Conservatives at Press Conference: Video

By Rick Pearcey • August 6, 2010, 02:06 PM

I Know It's a Longshot, But: If you've heard that there are no black human beings in the Tea Party movement, or that the Tea Party movement is a front for the KKK, Nazi Party, or Aryan Nashun, this news conference held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., may provide a helpful corrective.

I note the August 4 press gathering on the possibility that video of this newsworthy event may not see much air time on the formerly mainstream media. Call it a hunch.

And here's a slide show of the Tea Party Express News conference, featured on the website of the National Press Club.  

There Is No Media Double Standard
Racism! Racism! Racism! And Oh by the Way: Racism!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Obama Attacks: Sinking the Arizona ... People

By Rick Pearcey • July 30, 2010, 06:09 AM

"Yesterday's federal court decision to enjoin enforcement of the Arizona immigration law is the latest example of a virtually unchecked renegade federal government waging war against the states and against the liberties of its citizens," writes David Limbaugh.

"We've seen that Obama will exercise any power he can get away with, from strong-arming secured creditors and favoring unions as he gobbled up automakers to making a mockery of due process with his Oval Office shakedown of BP. But he might have reached a new low with his assaults on the sovereignty of the people of Arizona."

In December 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and sent the USS Arizona to the bottom. In July 2010, the Imperial Forces of Barack Obama attacked the State of Arizona and sent the U.S. Constitution to the bottom. Will it stay there, or rise to victory over this anti-American attack from within? 

Arizona's Constitutional Authority to Declare War 
Half of Americans Reject Obama's Immigration Lawsuit 
Hey, Obama, Show Us Your Papers 

Fact: Obama on Illegals Fails His Oath of Office

Monday, July 19, 2010

Tapscott: Trent Lott "Hates Tea Party"

By Rick Pearcey • July 19, 2010, 09:30 AM

"Any possible shred of doubt remaining in anybody's mind about former Senate GOP leader Trent Lott's true allegiance have now been definitively removed," writes Mark Tapscott at the Washington Examiner. "Lott is a paid tool of the Washington Establishment who hates the Tea Party and all other insurgents who have had it with politics-as-usual."

"'We don't need a lot of Jim DeMint disciples. As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them,' Lott told The Washington Post in an incredibly revealing story," says Tapscott, who is editor of the editorial page at the Examiner.

Why target Jim DeMint? Because, Tapscott continues, "Sen. Jim DeMint . . . is the South Carolina conservative Republican who last year formed the Senate Conservatives Fund to back precisely the kind of insurgent conservative Senate candidates most feared by the Lotts of the world."

As Tapscott sees it, "Lott's quote points to the all-too-familiar GOP-losers mentality that GOP officials can just go on as it did in the years before they lost their congressional majorities in the Senate and House, talking the talk of limited government without having to actually walk the walk with their votes."

For a solution to the problem of strategic Republican weakness in the face of challenges to the very essence of the American experiment in freedom and dignity, please see "How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War."

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mainstream Watch: Angle Says Campaign to Defeat Reid God's "Calling"

By Rick Pearcey • July 14, 2010, 11:18 PM

"Republican Sharron Angle says her campaign to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada is 'a calling' from God and that her faith is helping her endure a fiercely competitive race in which Democrats have depicted her as a conservative extremist," reports AP.

The extremists here, of course, are those who reject the mainstream American concept that our polity is based on a Creator who a) has made each us of equal worth and significance (ontological equality) and b) has endowed humanity with "certain unalienable rights," among them "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" (please see the Declaration of Independence).

Nothing could be more mainstream American, therefore, than that public servants live in community with their Creator and with our fellow man, and then appreciate public service as a particular calling within that overarching, liberating, and humane vision.

America would be much improved if people we sent to Washington understood they are creatures of God and not of a materialistic secular state, or of impersonal nature, social classes, victim groups, or any other of the various divisive splinterings that seem so at home in certain political circles -- and yet so alien to who we are in our enduring national identity. 

Sharron Angle appears to be a person who embraces that general humane calling to live in community with our Creator and then to respond with specifity to her particular life situation. Therefore, she campaigns to unseat Harry Reid, a man who seems significantly alienated from the American experiment.  

That, and not ahistorical allegations of "conservative extremism," perhaps goes far in explaining the ire her work raises among secularized elites rather accustomed to imposing their extreme ideological agenda upon America unopposed. That Angle has a real shot at defeating the incumbent Reid only adds fuel to the ire. 

Monday, July 12, 2010

Report: Gingrich "Considering a Presidential Run"

By Rick Pearcey • July 12, 2010, 03:08 PM

From AP:

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he's considering running for president in 2012 and expects to make a decision by early next year.

In an interview Monday with The Associated Press, Gingrich predicted a Republican would defeat Democratic President Barack Obama in 2012. He called Obama a "disaster" who would go down as the worst president in modern times.

Democrat Governors "About to Rebel"

By Rick Pearcey • July 12, 2010, 02:27 PM

Because "Obama's Arizona Suit Is 'Toxic'," says Frontpagemag.com.

Half of Americans Reject Obama's Immigration Lawsuit

Donors Flock to Top "Mama Grizzly"

By Rick Pearcey • July 12, 2010, 01:51 PM

"Politico reports that Sarah Palin’s fundraising group 'steps into the big leagues' by raising $866,000 in the second quarter -- the highest amount since SarahPAC was formed in January 2009," notes Barbara Hollingsworth at Beltway Confidential.

"Palin’s aggressive fundraising, and her recent endorsement of a number of winning conservative women candidates in recent primaries, means the top Republican 'mama grizzly' can’t be ruled out as a presidential candidate in 2012," Hollingsworth concludes.

Sarah Palin "Mama Grizzlies" Video Neglects Vital Point

Friday, July 9, 2010

AP "Blames" Palin for RINO's Loss in S.C.

By Rick Pearcey • July 9, 2010, 12:07 PM

Doug Brady writes at Conservatives4Palin:

On June 22nd, incumbent Congressman Bob Inglis (RINO-SC) lost his primary runoff election to Trey Gowdy by more than 40 points.

The AP, evidently, was traumatized by Inglis' loss and has consequently decided to blame it on their favorite nemesis, Governor Palin (since when has the AP ever cared about the misfortune of a Republican, even a RINO?).

Apparently Inglis took issue with Governor Palin's metaphoric use of the term death panels as an inevitable result of the rationing contained in Obamacare.

Despite the fact that the accuracy of Governor Palin's contention has since been confirmed by liberals such as Paul Krugman and Peter Orszag, the AP is still trying to make the claim that her analogy was a sinister plot to unfairly turn public opinion against Obamacare.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sarah Palin "Mama Grizzlies" Video Neglects Vital Point

By Rick Pearcey • July 8, 2010, 02:18 PM

"A new video from Sarah Palin's political action committee invokes the power of 'common-sense conservative women' as she urges 'mama grizzlies' to let the nation hear them roar," reports Newsmax.

This video is well-crafted, inspiring, and strong in its appeal to women to stand up and resist the Washington-centric attack upon their "cubs."

But something vital is underemphasized. Only one image in this video gets to the heart of what really is at stake politically in this moment in history. "Mama Grizzlies" offers only brief footage in which we see a woman holding a sign that reads: "Moms Opposed to Mandates! Unconstitutional!"

This neglect is unfortunate. For the Constitution (as written) is at the center of the struggle today and where we must stand politically and culturally for freedom against a voracious regime. Furthermore, if you examine history, you see that the liberating balance between "form and freedom" (as Francis Schaeffer would describe it) expressed in the Constitution is rather uncommon sense.

The mistake of extremists such as Obama and the Democrats, and the mistake of double-minded Republicans, is at the crucial point of turning away from the Founders' liberating Constitutional vision protecting an American republic declared independent on the basis of real and verifiable information about the Creator, humanity, and the origin and basis of unalienable rights. This vision-for-freedom includes our responsibilities as citizens "created equal" to hold elected officials accountable and keep government within its proper sphere so that freedom is not devoured by federal bureaucrats "here to help."  

Yes, women should rise up, and are rising up, to protect their cubs. But on what basis are they to be motivated, and what content is true enough, and therefore strong enough, to carry them through the ups and downs of electoral politics, the ebb and flow of emotion, the rise and fall of energy to keep fighting the good fight? 

Palin, at times, has provided the more complete solution -- that of common sense Constitutional conservatism -- so that what is "conserved" is not just "tradition," the past, "the way we did it before," and so on.  

What especially needs to be "conserved" is the fire of revolution based on who we are in our enduring American identity as citizens of resistance and in our enduring human identity as creatures of resistance, both of which are expressed in the Declaration of Independence and in the U.S. Constitution.

Words matter. Even one word matters. Constitution is one of them. Words can be weapons of truth for freedom or tools of propaganda for manipulation and slavery. 

If "mama grizzlies" want to protect their cubs from a devouring out-of-control federal government that will attack again and again, the best defense is to rise up with Constitution in hand. The Constitution, and the vision for which it stands, is death to government tyranny.

Go for the jugular, mama grizzlies. Show the kids how it's done.

Palin Speaks in Asia: The Challenge for "Common-Sense Conservatism" 
From Going Rogue to Going Constitutional

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Barone: Aspen Elite Turning Against Obama

By Rick Pearcey • July 7, 2010, 02:03 PM

Columnist Michael Barone writes at Beltway Confidential:

I’m attending the Aspen Ideas Festival run by the Aspen Institute and the Atlantic Monthly in (where else?) Aspen, and I note that enthusiasm for Barack Obama and his administration seems to be conspicuously missing. Lloyd Grove has a pungent account in The Daily Beast titled "The Elite turn against Obama," based on speeches by Niall Ferguson and my former boss at U.S. News Mort Zuckerman on economic policy.

All of this turning away from Obama leads Barone to "wonder whether the Aspen Institute folks might have wanted to invite Sarah Palin, at least to ask her the question, 'How’s that hopey changey thing working for you?'"

Obama's Lawlessness on Immigration

By Rick Pearcey • July 7, 2010, 09:29 AM

Disturbing Behavior: "It is becoming increasingly clear that, when it comes to illegal immigration, the Obama Administration has a disturbingly cavalier approach to what the law requires," Kris Kobach writes at Human Events.  

Monday, July 5, 2010

Spiritually Misdirected Obama "Needs to Be Converted"

By Rick Pearcey • July 5, 2010, 03:07 PM

And then surround himself with wise and Godly advisers instead of unwise and "God-hating" appointees who don't seem to appreciate the cruelty and disaster that history knows as socialism, says Curtis Lovelace.

It's hard to enjoy the "blessings of liberty" if you are relationally and politically alienated from the One who gives the blessings.

Illegal Aliens and Illegal Presidents . . .

By Rick Pearcey • July 5, 2010, 10:33 AM

. . . Different brothers from the same ideological mother?

El Paso City Hall "Taking Fire From Mexico"

By Rick Pearcey • July 5, 2010, 10:01 AM

How can this be? After all, the chief law enforcement officer of the United States assured the American people less than one week ago that our "southern border is more secure today than at any time in the past 20 years," notes IBD in "Shootout at El Paso City Hall."

But that was teleprompter happytalk disconnected from reality.

With each passing day, it becomes more and more clear: The Obama White House has become an impediment to the lives and liberties of Americans in Texas, not to mention in Arizona and in all the border States. 

Weakness at the border is not unrelated to weakness in Washington. Physical violence spilling over from Mexico into our land is not unrelated to constitutional violence spilling over from Washington into our land.

The lesson seems clear: Americans who remember who they are as creatures of resistance in their national heritage and in our human identity must rise up to throw off the oppressor -- whether he be across the border in Mexico or across the border in D.C.

It's 120 days until election day Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010.

Yesterday we celebrated our independence from an alien power imposing its will upon America. In this November we do so again. And there is no artificial timetable for withdrawal from the field of battle, Mr. Oppressor. Let freedom ring.

How to Kill the Constitution

By Rick Pearcey • July 5, 2010, 07:12 AM

W. James Antle III writes at American Spectator:

A Constitution that means whatever the government says it means is not a living document. It is a dead letter. And the situational constitutionalism practiced by both parties, often with public approval, has helped kill it.

Grounds to Reject Elena Kagan Nomination to Supreme Court 
No Constitution, No Peace
Obama Stands With Tyrants

Saturday, July 3, 2010

What Is Extreme? Tea Party vs. Lindsey Graham

By Rick Pearcey • July 3, 2010, 11:09 AM

"We are not the extreme," says a South Carolina Tea Partier. "We are the voters."

Nice. But it misses the strategic point.

The strategic point is that what is "mainstream" and what is "extreme" is not decided by counting noses or by being a voter. Or a bunch of voters.

This question is decided by who stands in continuity with the definining mainstream of American dignity and liberty under God, as set forth in the Declaration and U.S. Constitution.

To the degree that a Lindsey Graham stands outside of that mainstream, to that degree he is an extremist.

In this sense you can wear a coat and tie, occupy high office, have a nice hair cut, speak in soft tones, count many noses in your support, and yet still be an extremist out of touch with who we are as Americans and out of touch with who we are as beings "created equal" and endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights." 

As C-SPAN viewing indicates, sometimes the most insidious extremists are decked out in Brooks Brothers suits. 

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sen. Graham: Tea Party Movement Will Eventually "Die Out"

By Rick Pearcey • July 1, 2010, 11:26 PM

Clueless in Washington: "The problem with the Tea Party," says Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, "I think it’s just unsustainable because they can never come up with a coherent vision for governing the country. It will die out."

Mr. Graham couldn't be more wrong. And if he wants to reconnect with the Declarational and Constitutional mainstream of American thought and liberty -- which is what the Tea Party is reaching for -- he might want to avail himself of "How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War."

Bush's Fault Gore in Sex Crisis?

By Rick Pearcey • July 1, 2010, 12:55 PM

The big news in VPville is that police in Portland have re-opened the Al Gore sex case.

This is despite assurances and Latin footnotes from Mr. Gore and his lawyers, back in 2007, that the settled scientific consensus clearly states, as all enlightened people know, that the accusations of "that woman" massage therapist Molly Hagerty are "completely false" -- just as everyone knows today that Mr. Gore's claims about global warming are completely true. 

Meanwhile, one wonders: How long will it be, should the facts of the case decide against Mr. Gore and the settled science regarding the "sex poodle's" possible pildipherings, before apologists from the Daily Kos, ACLU, and the Obama White House discover that behind it all stands the all-powerful, ever-present, and always-responsible figure of George Bush?

The needed scapegoat recipe is well established: If Bush hadn't messed up the world's air conditioning system, Al Gore would not have had to sacrifice his life and his wife to save the planet. And that cute little girl in the hotel would never have caught his eye.

The lesson for leftist organizers is clear: Police may be looking at Gore, but Bush should be on trial.

Hat tip: Beltway Confidential

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Atlanta Pastor: "Dreadful Trend of Silencing Christians"

By Rick Pearcey • June 30, 2010, 08:36 AM

"Unless freedom-loving people wake up now, their children will wake up to discover that they are living under Sharia law," writes Michael Youssef, founder of Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, Ga.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Australian Prime Minister Does Not Believe in God

By Rick Pearcey • June 29, 2010, 08:36 AM

"I'm not going to pretend to a faith I don't feel," says Julia Gillard. But she has "great respect for religion," according to the UK Telegraph.

Three quick points:

1) Faith, at least "trust" placed in our Creator, is a matter of facts, not of feeling. The resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, for example, is not a feeling. It is either a fact of history or it is not. If it is a fact of history, a reasonable person acts in accordance with that fact; an unreasonable person does not.

2) If the prime minister does not "believe in God," why does she "respect religion"? If a particular "religious" truth claim is false (for example, an assertion that the Easter Bunny is God), why respect it? If a relgious assertion is false, one might hold respect for the misinformed "believer," but "religious" truth claims are the same as any other truth claim. Those which are true ought to be affirmed, and those which are not true ought not to be affirmed. 

3) Finally, the epistemology of the Creator as set forth in the information given in the Biblical data rejects the concept that "faith" is merely a private experience in which people can pretty much "believe" whatever they want and feel good about it. That's not faith, it's nonsense. Biblical "faith" is not about a privatized a way of knowing but rather a fact-based way of trusting -- it's a decision of the whole person based on good and sufficient evidence (as Francis Schaeffer often said) that certain propositions about God, man, and the universe are true.

Gillard gets high marks for her lack of pretense. But based on what we have in this report in the Telegraph, what she rejects has little to do with real Christianity, for what she thinks she rejects is already equally rejected, and even more profoundly rejected, by Christianity itself. 

The real thing -- holistic commitment based on knowable truth -- so that people might live lives of community with their Creator and fellow man -- has always been much more rigorous and reality oriented that what sometimes passes for "faith" these days.

As for me and my house of free-thinkers, we too have great respect -- for truth.

"Religion Very Harmful to People," by Udo Middelmann

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Politico: Palin Praises Column Linking Obama, Hitler

By Rick Pearcey • June 26, 2010, 11:01 AM

You see, folks, it's OK to learn the lessons of history, lest you repeat the failures of the past -- unless, of course, learning the lessons of the fascist past casts the actions of the Democrat present in a somewhat unfortunate light.

And so, don't you know, there are a couple of people in this country who, yet again, find fault with something Sarah Palin has said or done.

All of which means, according to Palin-haters, is that neither Sarah Palin nor anyone like her ought ever to be President of the United States, etc.

Or could it be that the column in question is too close for comfort?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Will Obama Bypass Congress to Legalize Illegal Immigrants?

By Rick Pearcey • June 24, 2010, 10:51 PM

File under "Secret Talks, Unilateral Action":

The Obama administration has been holding behind-the-scenes talks to determine whether the Department of Homeland Security can unilaterally grant legal status on a mass basis to illegal immigrants, a former Bush administration official who spoke with at least three people involved in those talks told FoxNews.com. 

The Obama people will not "confirm or deny the claim," reports Fox News.

Meanwhile, consider: When it comes to "getting things done" in Washington, D.C., sometimes Congress, and to be honest, the U.S. Constitution, can be such a distraction. Oh, the frustrations of Chairman Obama. The work of imposing a community organizer's extremist agenda is never done.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Barton Tweets Out "Joe Barton Was Right"

By Rick Pearcey • June 23, 2010, 01:25 PM

"Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) promoted an article on Wednesday on his official Twitter account by a writer who backed his criticism of the government's handling of BP," reports The Hill.

Perhaps also of interest to Barton could be this: "Bless Joe Barton, Good-Bye GOP."

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Obama Fatherhood Proclamation Mentions "Families" With "2 Fathers"

By Rick Pearcey • June 22, 2010, 01:28 PM

As information in this report from CNSNews.com reveals, the hapless White House occupant currently known as Barack Obama continues to impose his private, intolerant, and intellectually vapid morality upon a people created in the image of God and a society formed and founded upon the basis of liberating norms rooted in verifiable information from the Creator. 

Fortunately, "We the People" have the unalienable right and responsibility from our true Creator to protect our families and therefore to remove from office any fool or screwball who says in his heart and expresses in his policy the anti-American "anti-value" that preaches the death of the God of the Founders and Declaration.  

And by the way, that "We the People" includes you, Reverend. And if you're a mega-preacher hiding your lamp under a mega-pulpit in a mega-church, think of it this way: Love thy neighbor.

We are under extremist assault from within, America, by a president and an ethos that reject the Creator's glorious structural norms for family life, not to mention the other "blessings of liberty." Our only hope is to repel this internal assault upon the enduring American mainstream and to replace it with the only known and verified vision-for-freedom and dignity under God available to man.

The Obama regime is a manmade, self-imposed disaster of epic proportion. We need to get in there and clean it up.

Saving the family environment is an ongoing mandate commissioned by Heaven. Obama may not like it, but don't worry. He's just the hired help. He serves at our pleasure.

Joe Barton and the Betrayal of the Republicans

By Rick Pearcey • June 22, 2010, 07:54 AM

Deborah B. Sloan writes at American Thinker:  

There is no greater injustice than punishment of a man for doing something good, and no more loathsome cowardice than when those responsible for defending good sacrifice their cause to accommodate an uncompromising evil. But this type of betrayal is not uncommon for the Republican leadership, and it happened again last week in Congress.

Thursday's House committee hearings with BP CEO Tony Hayward consisted mostly of the empty political grandstanding one would expect from this type of proceedings, characterized by Mark Levin as Soviet-style show trials. 

There was an exception, however, when Representative Joe Barton spoke out against the Obama regime for extorting $20 billion from BP -- without due process -- to be distributed by an Obama appointee as compensation no only to Gulf residents harmed by the oil leak, but also those left unemployed by Obama's moratorium by fiat on all offshore drilling operations.

This was not to say that the Gulf residents shouldn't be compensated, but that the manner in which the funds were expropriated is reprehensible, and it is outrageous for the government to force a private corporation to finance a moratorium imposed by the president.

Update: See also, "Bless Joe Barton, Good-Bye GOP," published at The Pearcey Report.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Nikki Haley S.C. Guberatorial Opponent Gets Religion

By Rick Pearcey • June 19, 2010, 11:54 AM

Alex Pappas at The Daily Caller:

Is Nikki Haley’s primary run-off opponent in the South Carolina gubernatorial race subtly using her religious background to try to alienate the Indian-American candidate born with the name “Nimrata Randhawa” from conservative voters?

Her opponent, Rep. Gresham Barrett, has been vocal about his deep Christian faith. Haley -- although a baptized Methodist -- was raised by Sikh parents, but converted to Christianity when she was 24.

One well-known Republican in the state thinks so, noting that Barrett’s last campaign commercial was about his faith. “You’re running for governor, not pastor,” the Republican said dismissively of Barrett.

Phillip Bowers, co-chairman of Barrett’s campaign, circulated an e-mail Friday afternoon suggesting Haley has lied about her religion. “There are lots of contradictions to her story. It’s not my place to question her faith, but I do question her honesty. If anyone finds the truth, please let me know,” said Bowers, in an email obtained by The Daily Caller.

A few quick points:

1. There is nothing untoward in evaluating a person's religion. If religion is important to a candidate for office, and if religion influences a candidate, then it seems proper to ask questions about the religion of a candidate. Of course, the questions ought to be relevant and not just a matter of: "Oh, my, she has a different religion."

2. Saying someone is "running for governor, not pastor" is no excuse for not having to answer questions about one's religion. Presumably, one's religious views are held in good faith because one thinks them true and applicable to the real world. Otherwise, why bother? But if this is so, go ahead and answer questions that are relevant to the job for which your are applying, whether it be governor or dog catcher.

3. Not your place to "question her faith"? Nonsense. All "faiths" should be open to question and possible falsification, if you wish their application to the real world. These faiths include faith in science, government, education, various ideologies, political passions, wooly activism, and so on. And, of course, religion.

If you are a human being, you therefore question, for questioning is part of the equipment the Creator has endowed upon each of us to protect us from nonsense masquerading as true science, healthy politics, sound religion, and "I'm from Washington and I'm here to help."

Friday, June 18, 2010

Tea Party Express Targets GOP Senator

By Rick Pearcey • June 18, 2010, 04:55 PM

"The Tea Party Express is targeting Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in the Republican primary, backing Joe Miller, a lawyer from Fairbanks," Jason Pye writes at United Liberty.

Among Joe Miller's supporters: Sarah Palin.

Fallout: Congressman Who Attacked Student . . .

By Rick Pearcey • June 18, 2010, 01:44 PM

. . . Trails his GOP opponent, notes the following at the American Spectator:

A new poll from the conservative Civitas Institute gives a snapshot of the political ramifications of U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge’s roughhousing ways.

The survey of 400 registered North Carolina voters in Etheridge’s district found his Republican opponent, Renee Ellmers, leading 39 percent to 38 percent. Those are remarkable numbers given the dynamics of the district. Democrats outnumber Republicans two-to-one in voter registration, and Etheridge won re-election in 2008 by a hefty 67 percent.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ann Coulter Discusses the "Most Qualified Democrat I Have Ever Seen"

By Rick Pearcey • June 16, 2010, 10:48 PM

That person would be Alvin Greene, the surprise winner in the "South Carolina Democratic senatorial primary."

Vitter: Obama Exploiting Oil Spill . . .

By Rick Pearcey • June 16, 2010, 10:29 PM

. . . "To push" his "liberal agenda." Upshot: "More pain to bear" by the people.

White House Giving Healthcare Breaks to Organized Labor

By Rick Pearcey • June 16, 2010, 03:14 PM

Jonathan Strong at The Daily Caller lays out "five more ways Obama's healthcare law boosts unions."

In the so-called "America" Obama is trying to re-create in his image, it pays to have organized friends in high places. 

Talk, Talk, Talk: What Mr. President Barack Hussein Obama Said Last Night

By Rick Pearcey • June 16, 2010, 07:10 AM

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. More at "Talk Is Cheap."

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Hey "Hardball" -- If Titanic Sank Today, Obama Would Blame . . .

By Rick Pearcey • June 12, 2010, 07:07 PM

Bush. Just like a Louisiana congressman informed member of the formerly mainstream media Chris Matthews.

React to Jerry Brown Comparing Whitman to Goebbels

By Rick Pearcey • June 12, 2010, 02:57 PM

"Jerry Brown's campaign for California governor continues to suffer fallout from off-the-cuff comments he made to a radio reporter comparing Republican Meg Whitman's messaging to Nazi propaganda."

Friday, June 11, 2010

Crist Vetos Ultrasound-Before-Abortion Bill

By Rick Pearcey • June 11, 2010, 05:46 PM

Apparently, abortion now is so cultish, so "personal" that scientific empirical information cannot be allowed to protect what is a Constitutional and Creator-given ethical fact of life: the unalienable right to life.

For comment, let us turn to Jim Morrison, The Doors, Riders on the Storm:

If you give this man a ride, Sweet family will die

Shame on Charlie Crist, enabler of raw fascist, state-delegated power, a barbarian looking for a home in the U.S. Senate. This isn't "personal," it's fascist.

Dignified and informed voters of Florida, created in the image of God, might want to know come November: "If you give this man a ride, Sweet family will die."

Pelosi: We'll Stop Blaming Bush . . .

By Rick Pearcey • June 11, 2010, 11:17 AM

. . . "When the problems go away."

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Anti-Islamic Party "Big Winner" in Holland

By Rick Pearcey • June 10, 2010, 11:41 PM

Geert Wilders' "Freedom Party nearly tripled its representation in the Dutch parliament in Wednesday's elections," reports the UK Telegraph.  

The Danger of King Obama

By Rick Pearcey • June 10, 2010, 11:11 AM

It's now 16-plus months into the reign of Barack Hussein Obama, and the topic of conversation among one writer's "friends and associates in London" concerns Obama's "incompetence and narcissism, and the danger he poses to the United States and its allies in Europe."

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Why the Palin Electoral Factor?

By Rick Pearcey • June 9, 2010, 08:12 PM

In a Newsmax report on how the "Palin Factor Was Crucial to GOP Victories" of yesterday, political strategist Ed Gillespie holds forth:

She’s got a lot of common sense. She connects with people’s everyday concerns about the direction of our government, the state of our economy, and the nature of our society today. She’s willing to shake things up. She’s willing to take a stand.

I think she is misunderstood by much of the media and political elite -- and well understood by rank-and-file voters.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Charlie Crist Removes Pro-Life Message From Website

By Rick Pearcey • June 8, 2010, 04:36 PM

Why? La Shawn Barber at Michelle Malkin's website notes that the current Fla. guv and U.S. Senate candidate has to decide -- this week -- whether to sign a bill that requires 1st-trimester pregnant women in Florida to view an ultrasound of their child, or hear a description of such a child, before they decide to go ahead and kill that thing.

Exceptions are allowed for "rape, incest, or domestic violence" -- circumstances of conception that babies generally are not able to control and therefore, one might think, fairness and justice suggest they not suffer the inordinate penalty of capital punishment by dismemberment or other ACLU-approved methods of social justice.

Killing people because of the circumstances of their conception sounds a lot like class warfare, doesn't it? And the "little guy" in the oppressed class seems to be getting the short end of the stick.

Instead of "suffer the little children to come unto me" (Mk 10:14), it's "suffer the little children."

In any case, Crist has a senate election to win against pro-life GOPer Marco Rubio. Does a guilty conscience bleed when it dreams?

Pelosi Heckled . . .

By Rick Pearcey • June 8, 2010, 11:40 AM

. . . at liberal gabfest.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Hating Facts: Liberals Escape From Reason

By Rick Pearcey • June 7, 2010, 01:26 PM

"Ignoring the facts is one of the liberals' favorite tactics, because their agenda is not motivated by any facts at all," writes Herman Cain at WorldNetDaily. "Their agenda is totally politically motivated for the purpose of concentrating more power to government rather than the people."

Or put it this way: Operationally speaking, liberalism has "escaped from reason," to borrow a phrase made famous by thinker Francis Schaeffer (see his book Escape From Reason; for a fuller treatment, see Nancy Pearcey's Total Truth).

That is to say, liberalism in both its tactics and philosophical approach has become a political "faith" in the poor sense (and unbiblical sense) of the word faith (for a corrective, go here).

Instead of liberating people to "test everything" -- which is part of the Creator's inbuilt protection against religious, scientific, and political snakeoil -- liberalism instead pushes its "religious" agenda against fact per se and pounds the pulpit with greater ferocity when inconvenient facts raise their challenging heads.

True believers and stubborn sceptics are therefore supposed to click their heels and salute "settled science," turn tail and run in fear from unsubstantiated charges of "racism!," and genuflect before the new and improved manmade "civil right" consensus of the week, so that transgendered lesbian albinos can visit their inter-species canine spouses while sick in a San Fran hospital for kitty kats.

In contrast stands the reasonableness, wholeness, facticity, and humanity of the Founding worldview, rooted in verifiable information from a real and knowable Creator who gives the blessings of liberty and inalienable rights so that any person and nation who acts upon that information can experience excellence and exceptionalism even in this less than perfect world.

It's amazing what human beings can accomplish when they read the directions.

Barack Obama: Let Them Eat Tar Balls

By Rick Pearcey • June 7, 2010, 08:03 AM

With an eye on that big party tent permanently parked at the Obama White House, even as din of desperation and disaster from the Gulf of Mexico occasionally interrupts yet another evening's song and dance with the stars, Stuart Schwartz at American Thinker suggests Barack Obama is simply doing what the Prince of Chicago is known for doing best, baby: party, party, party.  

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

"Prepare for War" -- Obama and Media Inspire Violence

By Rick Pearcey • June 1, 2010, 09:29 AM

Lloyd Marcus of the Tea Party Express offers up "Prepare for war" Malik Zulu Shabazz, chairman of the New Black Panther Party, as a case in point. 

Monday, May 31, 2010

Vets Blast Obama for Skipping Memorial Day at Arlington Cemetery

By Rick Pearcey • May 31, 2010, 12:00 PM

Michelle Oddis writes at Human Events:

At a time when President Obama’s relationship with the military is already on shaky ground, his decision to take a vacation with his family in Chicago rather than pay his Memorial Day respects at Arlington National Cemetery further proves his apathy toward our armed forces, according to some veterans.

"The President seems to demonstrate almost weekly just how, at least to me, little he cares about this country and our history and our heritage," retired Marine Lt. Col. Orson Swindle told HUMAN EVENTS.

"He seems almost to resent it, which is the most mind-boggling thing in the world, because without a country like America Barack Obama could not be President. He seems to dislike our institutions . . . and that’s a sad, sad thing," said Swindle, a decorated Vietnam prisoner of war and Sen. John McCain’s cellmate in Hanoi.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

White House Had Clinton Talk to Sestak

By Rick Pearcey • May 29, 2010, 07:57 AM

AP reports:

Forced to disclose backstage political bargaining, President Barack Obama's embarrassed White House said on Friday it had enlisted Bill Clinton to try to ease Rep. Joe Sestak out of Pennsylvania's Senate primary with a job offer.

Nothing wrong with that, the White House said. Oh, yes, there was, Republicans countered.

Beach Cleanup Workers Warned Before Obama Visit: Keep Quiet or Lose Your Jobs

By Rick Pearcey • May 29, 2010, 07:15 AM

At Newsmax:

Kneeling to pick up tar balls on an oil-fouled beach and listening to "heartbreaking stories" of loss, President Barack Obama personally confronted the spreading damage wrought by the crude gushing into the Gulf of Mexico -- and the bitter anger that's rising onshore. . . . 

Early in the morning in advance of the president's arrival, hundreds of workers clad in white jumpsuits and rubber gloves hit the beaches to dig oily debris from the sand and haul it off. Workers refused to say who hired them, telling a reporter they were told to keep quiet or lose their jobs.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Nevada Tea Party-Endorsed Candidate: "I'm Mainstream"

By Rick Pearcey • May 26, 2010, 01:41 PM

"I think that I have the mainstream record,” said Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Sharron Angle, who is "running in a tough GOP primary to take on Democratic Sen. Harry Reid," reports The Daily Caller.

The most important "mainstream," of course, is not merely that of where the current majority of any particular group of people stand, be they Americans, Germans, Italians, or Russians, and so on. As history shows, some "majorities" and some "mainstreams" are toxic and not worthy of human consumption.

For the question of freedom over against tyranny, so well framed by author and radio talk show host Mark Levin, the crucial point is whether one's politics reside within the defining and liberating center of the American mainstream -- that is, within the vision-for-freedom as set forth in the Declaration of Independence (as written, not merely "living") and in the U.S. Constitution (again, as written, and not merely "living").

It is in this sense that the Tea Party phenomenon, as an expression of a New American Resistance, may be part of a movement that "can win the culture war" against the forces of secularism, oppression, and indignity.

Any senatorial candidate, therefore, who affirms in philosophy, principle, politics, and practice the historic and defining American mainstream merits serious consideration.

On this view, an extremist such as Sen. Harry Reid would need to find a new day job. The sooner the better.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Palin-Supported Republican Accused of Plagiarizing Obama Speech

By Rick Pearcey • May 25, 2010, 11:08 PM

A GOP candidate "in rural Idaho faced an eve-of-election accusation of plagiarising a famous speech by his ideological foe President Barack Obama," reports the UK Telegraph.

These kinds of unethical practices, if true, damage Vaughn Ward as a political figure, and they harm those who, like Sarah Palin, have supported him. 

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Emperor Has No Coattails

By Rick Pearcey • May 24, 2010, 07:00 PM

You might say midterm House Democrat freshmen are running for their political lives -- away from El Presidente Obama, according to a report at Newsmax.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Photo: Beckham in Afghanistan No "Hanoi Jane" Fonda

By Rick Pearcey • May 22, 2010, 12:16 PM

England football star David Beckham said "he was 'humbled' by the bravery of British troops on a surprise visit to Afghanistan," reports the UK Telegraph.

According to the Telegraph, Beckham said:

"I have nothing but admiration for these young men and women and it makes me very proud to be British.

"I've wanted to visit Afghanistan for a long time and I hope that in some small way it helps remind everyone at home what an amazing job they are doing out here in very difficult conditions. I feel very humble."

His comments, and a photo of him testing a heavy machine gun, place him in stark contrast to "Hanoi Jane" Fonda, who was photographed posing happily on a Communist anti-aircraft gun used to down U.S. pilots during the Vietnam War.

Here is a YouTube video explaining in strong language how avowed socialist Jane Fonda earned the name, and may be forever remembered in history as, Hanoi Jane.

Politico: Obama Campaigning Against Bush -- Again

By Rick Pearcey • May 22, 2010, 09:59 AM

Barack's strategery? "Ride the wave of anti-incumbency," writes Carol Lee at Politico.

Before Obama & Co. head very far down that road, they may want to avail themselves of Larry Elder's "It's Not 'Anti-Incumbency,' But 'Anti-Liberalism'."

White House Stands Behind Blumenthal

By Rick Pearcey • May 22, 2010, 09:34 AM

The AP quotes Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs: "I have not heard anything from the [White House] political shop that would lead me to believe anything other than our continued support."

Beyond Blumenthal and the Party of Liars

Friday, May 21, 2010

It's Not "Anti-Incumbency," But "Anti-Liberalism"

By Rick Pearcey • May 21, 2010, 09:26 AM

Furthermore, writes Larry Elder in a column on the recent elections, Newsweek may spout, "We're all socialists now," but American voters say, "No . . . . We are not."

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Calderon Slams Arizona, Democrats Applaud

By Rick Pearcey • May 20, 2010, 10:53 PM

"As Mexican President Felipe Calderon ripped Arizona's new law clamping down on illegal immigrants in front of Congress on Thursday, Democrats and White House officials rose to their feet to cheer," according to a report at FoxNews.com.

Among those reportedly applauding the president of Mexico were "Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Janet Napolitano -- two officials who have confessed to not even reading the law."

It is of little surprise that this performance "isn't sitting well with officials from states along the border." 

Lies, Veterans, Memories, and Blumenthals

By Rick Pearcey • May 20, 2010, 01:04 PM

It seems that dashing self-described Vietnam war veteran Richard Blumenthal (otherwise known as the attorney general of Connecticut) "may have helped organize a Toys for Tots drive as a member of the Marine Corps Reserve, according to the New York Times," writes George Neumayr at American Spectator.

"This task, among other stateside ones, became in Blumenthal's telling over the years 'service in Vietnam.' He says now that he simply misspoke -- that he meant to say he served 'during' the Vietnam war, not 'in' the Vietnam war."


Said the lawyer.

After being presented with the videotape.

A friend of mine once asked whether a certain famous household name would "lie through his teeth" about a certain matter -- the pretended authorship of a book that would help his PR image as a great Christian intellect, for example.

Well, given the design of the human body, there really isn't much of an alternative. One could try smoke signals, I suppose. But this may upset the rhythm of an awards dinner, religious conference, or Capitol Hill press event.

The physiological fact is that most lying requires a "lying through one's teeth." And sometimes, unfortunately, a bigger audience and a bigger lie make for a more effective "lying through one's teeth."

This technique is not quite a trade secret known to assorted conmen in politics, science, religion, journalism, and bus terminals.

In fact, the next time you want to see that kind of practice on display, simply watch a member of the federal government swear allegiance to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution. No one is saying everyone who takes the oath these days is lying, but one might not be in the wrong to conclude that the truth-tellers in this instance are in the minority.

What's the answer?

For a good start, try this: "Test everything." That is, practice a healthy and humane skepticism rooted in truth about who we are as imperfect creatures (by choice) nevertheless striving for wholeness and perfection because we are, after all, still created in the image of God.

We are broken, yes, but not destroyed. Marred, yes, but not pieces of junk to discard.

And so, in politics, religion, ministry, science, schooling, and car sales: Test everything. Examine what is said and what is done. Do not accept anything "on faith" -- that is, on the basis of that weakened, nonbiblical concept of "faith" acceptable to the ACLU and privatized religious circles today. Instead, maintain your critical distance and follow the evidence wherever it leads.

Testing everything is essential to who you are as a human being, created in the image of God -- a God, by the way, who is a verifiable public figure who puts a premium on human brain power and freedom of thought.

And so also, a proper critical distance is essential to living freely and with dignity in what is now a broken world. As you may have noticed, it is a world full of imperfect people, some of whom want to control every aspect of your lives and don't mind applying requisite doses of propaganda, violence, and oppression to get the job done.

By way of contrast, in their Judeo-Christian realism, rooted in history, the Founders understood the fallibility of man. And certainly we should understand that nothing magical happens just because a guy or gal with a smile, honest eyes, and a great handshake occupies the White House, sits on Capitol Hill, stands behind a pulpit, carries a Ph.D. around, wears a white coat, or has "written" 27 books.

"Test everything" won't guarantee perfection in an imperfect world, but it will open the door to what thinker Francis Schaeffer called "substantial healing" in our daily lives, including our political lives.

In the struggle against those who "lie through their teeth" to advance their agendas, a critical distance that leads to substantial healing in human freedom beats magical thinking every time.

It's one of the "blessings of liberty" from the One who gives the blessings that the federal government does not have and, therefore, can never ever give. This is one way you know, for all of the pie-in-the-sky promises of a secular Heaven on earth of "equality," the government is not God and nobody's Savior. 

One could say or suggest otherwise, but that would be to lie through one's teeth.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pelosi Vows: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Over in Months

By Rick Pearcey • May 19, 2010, 11:00 PM

"The Pentagon’s 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy will be nothing but a memory by year's end, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declared Wednesday," reports The Hill.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Another Obama Official Admits Not Reading "Misguided" AZ Law: Video

By Rick Pearcey • May 18, 2010, 12:29 PM

Roll the Videotape: In this Fox News interview, we learn that Assistant Secretary of State Philip Crowley joins Obama administration standouts Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano in criticizing the Arizona immigration law that they have not read (or reviewed "in detail," as Napolitano nuances it).

"What's going on here?" asks the Fox interviewer. 

Indeed, what is going on? How would you describe the Obama administration?

a) Amateur Hour -- Think, keystone politicians

b) Ideology Hour -- That is, an aggressive political machine devoted to imposing its message instead of serving the American people on the basis of the rule of law (as written, and read). Let us be clear: Taking time to read the "misguided" Arizona immigration law simply distracts Obama's lockstep army from the political need of the moment to push America in whatever direction demanded by their great leader.   

c) Radical Hour -- That is, an extremist movement demonstrating what it means to live under a "living" Constitution with "living" law, rejecting the defining and enduring American mainstream as set forth by the Declaration (as written) and U.S. Constitution (as written), and replacing the good rules for freedom with the bad rules for statism, secularism, and enslavement to greed, power, and control snarling out of Washington, D.C.

The choice for Americans who prefer freedom and dignity over against unfreedom and indignity becomes clearer not just with each passing day, but with each passing interview with members of this sad joke of an arbitrary and dangerous regime currently occupying the White House.

The November elections are beginning to look more and more like D-Day, June 6, 1944 -- a days of days when Allied forces hit the beaches to begin liberating a continent from the bootheel of oppression and darkness.

The Black Church's Commitment to Obama

By Rick Pearcey • May 18, 2010, 06:05 AM

What's more important, asks Lloyd Marcus, the color of your skin, the color of Obama's skin, or your commitment to Christ?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Schieffer: Obama Bracing for Specter Loss

By Rick Pearcey • May 17, 2010, 05:08 PM

That's the word from CBS's Bob Schieffer, of the formerly mainstream media.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Holder Cartoon: "Arizona Immigration Law Is Unconstitutional and the Worst Law I Never Read"

By Rick Pearcey • May 15, 2010, 08:00 AM

This cartoon by Michael Ramirez spotlights why the services of the attorney general of the United States are no longer required and Mr. Eric Holder has "got to go."

It would be nice to have government in Washington that read, respected, and obeyed the laws of this land, as written -- beginning with, let us say, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. 

This is what good public servants are supposed to do.

Bad public servants, however, have not the time for such trifling. Bad public servants view the Declaration and Constitution as distractions.

This is why not only Mr. Holder but also the entire unconstitutional Obama regime has got to go.

The American people must uproot this regressive weed and replace it with the Tree of Liberty once again planted in the soil of freedom.

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Will Real Barack Obama Please Stand Up?

By Rick Pearcey • May 13, 2010, 01:08 PM

In "Mystery of Barack Obama Continues," Steve Baldwin writes at the Western Center for Journalism:

Everywhere one looks into Obama’s background, we find sealed records, scrubbed websites, altered documents, deception and unanswered questions.

Can anyone imagine for a second if John McCain or George Bush had blocked access to his school, medical, and birth records?  It would have been headlines but as with everything else concerning Obama, the media has given him a pass on this.

Of all these marvels, the latest mystery and probably most perplexing is that of Obama’s social security number. It appears that Obama has multiple identities in term of possessing numerous social security numbers. . . .

All told, there are 49 addresses and 16 different Social Security numbers listed for a person whose name is spelled “Barack Obama.” In some cases, the middle initial “H” is listed.

If you were to expand the search to include closely related names such as: “Barac,” “Barak,” and “Barrack” Obama, you would find more than a dozen additional addresses and Social Security numbers. . . .

[T]he one Social Security number Obama most frequently used, the one beginning with 042, is a number issued in Connecticut sometime during 1976-1977, yet there is no record of Obama ever living or working in Connecticut. Indeed, during this time period Obama would have been 15-16 years old and living in Hawaii at the time.

Hat Tip: Lynn Campbell

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Franklin Graham: "We Cannot Retreat"

By Rick Pearcey • May 6, 2010, 06:40 AM

"The Rev. Franklin Graham, who last month was officially 'dis-invited' by the Army to speak at a National Day of Prayer ceremony at the Pentagon for statements he made about Islam, said he will not back down in preaching the Gospel as he sees it," reports CNSNews.com

"'We’re living in a time where we cannot compromise, we cannot back up, we cannot retreat,' Graham said Wednesday during a live Webcast from the Washington, D.C. offices of the Family Research Council," according to CNSNews.

Prayer at the Pentagon
Franklin Graham: Obama "Giving Islam a Pass," Warns of Persecution

Another Video: Michelle Obama a Birther?

By Rick Pearcey • May 6, 2010, 06:11 AM

"The question has to be asked, now that a second YouTube video has surfaced in which Michelle Obama refers to her husband as 'a Kenyan'," writes Thomas Lifson at American Thinker.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Former VA Congressman Joins Constitution Party

By Rick Pearcey • May 5, 2010, 09:22 AM

"Virgil Goode has joined the Constitution Party," writes W. James Antle III at American Spectator.

Monday, April 26, 2010

"Our President Is a Moral Relativist"

By Rick Pearcey • April 26, 2010, 09:00 AM

Obama's moral relativism, says Star Parker, places him at odds with the "whole unique idea of American government." And it leads to a "political arbitrariness in which our lives and property are up for grabs."

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Revering Reagan Not Enough

By Rick Pearcey • April 24, 2010, 11:54 AM

Venerating even the great Ronald Reagan will not fix what ails America, argues John W. Truslow III at American Thinker, because the "current political structure is broken." And "if the construction of the political system remains the same, then the outputs of that system will remain the same."

Therefore, Truslow writes, fixing what's broken requires more than a "three-part preoccupation with establishing a permanent majority, the cult of personality (including the veneration of President Reagan), and dubious tactics to secure required ends."

This preoccupation, he writes, "is a postmodern perversion of conservatism," and it distracts "from the core values that make conservatives critical to the sustainability of society."

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Man or Mouse? More Wobbly Republicans Against Repeal

By Rick Pearcey • April 13, 2010, 07:41 AM

"The latest wobbler is Rep. Mike Castle of Delaware," writes W. James Antle III at American Spectator, who is joining "fellow Republican wobbler Mark Kirk" to run for the Senate.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Ingraham: Barney Frank May Not Run

By Rick Pearcey • April 9, 2010, 10:07 AM

Democrat Rep. Barney Frank may not run again, according to radio talk show host Laura Ingraham.

Speaking on her show moments ago, Ingraham says the word from a source deep in local Massachusetts politics is that Frank is eyeing retirement from office and is seeking a position at a bank.

"Pro-Life" Stupak Retiring

By Rick Pearcey • April 9, 2010, 09:09 AM

AP Reports:

Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak of Michigan tells The Associated Press he'll retire from Congress rather than seek a 10th term this year.

Stupak has drawn stinging criticism from opponents of the recently enacted health care overhaul after leading a bloc of anti-abortion Democrats whose last-minute support was crucial to its approval by the House.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Watch the GOP Commit Suicide

By Rick Pearcey • April 8, 2010, 08:39 AM

In "Republicans Against Repeal,"  W. James Antle, III, writes at American Spectator:

Well, that didn't take long. After Democratic supermajorities rammed through their health care bill, Republicans were full of sound and fury about how this injustice will not stand. Even John McCain was on board, telling a television interviewer, "Outside the Beltway the American people are very angry and they don't like it and we are going to try to repeal this."

But in the GOP, cooler heads always prevail. What these Republican heads want to cool down is the campaign to repeal the health care takeover. Reports the Associated Press: "Top Republicans are increasingly worried that GOP candidates this fall might be burned by a fire that's roaring through the conservative base: demand for the repeal of President Barack Obama's new health care law."

Among those top Republicans are Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, who "initially unfurled the 'repeal and replace' banner, only to quickly make an exception for the 'non-controversial stuff'," and "was later seen pouring cold water on the idea entirely."

Mr. Cornyn, anything in Obamacare not authorized by the U.S. Constitution is wielded by the hand of tyranny and is by definition controversial.

Then there's the defeatist remark of Sen. Bob Corker of Tenn.: "It's just not going to happen."

Mr. Corker, repeal and replace is "not going happen" only if people such as you volunteer to surrender to the forces of imposition and unfreedom. If you listen to America per se, you will learn what what's "not going to happen" is preemptive surrender to Washington-centric tyranny.

And don't forget former braveheart Rep. Mark Kirk, "who bravely vowed to 'lead the effort' to repeal the bill. Now he glumly tells a local newspaper, 'Well, we lost'."

Mr. Kirk, there's a difference between "we lost," and being a loser. Buck up, man. Get in the fight. Or else go find a pasture and nibble on federally supplied grass for the rest of your life.

This is why a movement such as the Tea Party -- the "New Resistance" -- must prevail over the impractical "pragmatic" philosophy of those, including "top Republicans," who seem inadequately committed to the rules for freedom, as expressed in the Declaration and Constitution. 

"What the New Resistance senses is that neither the single-minded secularism of the Democrats nor the double-minded imbalance of the Republicans is an adequate foundation for freedom, whether we are talking about July 1776, March 2010 or 100 years from now," I wrote in "How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War."

For the Republican Party, this hour is another "Time for Choosing."

America today is faced with a threat to her existence that is perhaps more significant than any external attack by military forces from abroad since our Founding, including the devastation of Pearl Harbor and the cruel terror of 9/11.

In this our time of choosing, the GOP must either embrace the vision-for-freedom that energizes the enduring American mainstream, or not be surprized that freedom-loving Americans do not follow you over the cliff into oblivion, Kool-Aid land, disintegration, and the wrong side of human freedom and dignity under God.

My hope is that Republicans wake up to reaffirm who they are in their national identity and who they are in their human identity: Human beings created to resist evil, to fight for good, to demand justice, and to live exceptionally whole lives against any tyranny upon the mind and body and life of man.

And after Republicans wake up, they can share with Democrats the wisdom of not jumping off the cliff.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Nevada Joins Suits Against Unconstitutional Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • April 6, 2010, 10:22 AM

"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s home state of Nevada is expected today to join 15 other states that have filed suit to challenge the constitutionality of Obamacare," writes Connie Hair at Human Events.

Monday, April 5, 2010

True Scandal: 78% of Americans "Believe" in the Resurrection

By Rick Pearcey • April 5, 2010, 07:40 PM

Easter Sunday marks the "day Christians believe Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead, and 78 percent of Americans share that belief," according to a new Rasmussen poll, as reported by Newsmax yesterday.

This is positive news, but perhaps not entirely so. Because "belief" today is a very weak sister of the concrete and wholistic spiritual strength required of the human being at all times, but especially so in a day such as ours, so harmed by the impact of secularism upon the modern world.   

Note: The information we have from eyewitnesses is that the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth is not a matter of private faith but of public fact. It is based on empirical evidence, not on private hopes and dreams. And it is part of a public orientation that has positive and humane implications for all of life, including media, science, politics, creativity, and fulfilling personal relationships.

Merely private hopes and dreams belong to pie-in-the-sky secularists such as Barack Obama, who is running around the country using emotionalism and sales gimmicks to sell (or otherwise impose) the old-time religion of socialist political mythology to the American people. Free-thinkers "red and yellow, black and white" -- all of them created in the image of God -- demand evidence and are willing to follow the evidence wherever it might lead. Even if Marx, Engels, Rev. Wright, and Preacher Obama are offended.

In stark contrast to cults of politics is the realism of the information we have from eyewitnesses of the empirically empty tomb and the empiricaly available Man from Nazareth who was alive at point A, dead as a doornail at point B, and alive again at point C. None of this is a matter of the privatized, nonbiblical, and inhumane concept of "faith" expected so much in politics, in extremist religion, and in other expressions of the secular kneejerk believism so prevalent in big city anti-existence today. 

The fact of the empirical resurrection in space and time challenges every mere belief system, no matter how large its mailing list -- or how mighty the star power of its A-List celebrity lineup. That kind of fact is superior to groundless religiousity which neverthess is an effective tool politicians employ to win friends, manipulate enemies, "heal" nations, and overthrow governments.

If 78% of Americans ever affirm and live by the resurrection as the fact of history that it is, the various regimes of pretend messiahs setting up shop in Washington, D.C., will be done with. There is but one fact-based risen Messiah, and despite what extremist fundraising letters and formerly mainstream media outlets tell you, he does not live in the White House. A manger in Bethlehem is more his style, and besides, the White House is too small in spirit.

Life lived in community with God and neighbor has little use for the merely religious, for the hardshell secularist afraid to let the faithful think for themselves outside the peer-approved political box, or for other pretenders walking to and fro, seeking whom they might devour in our moment of history.

That's what the real Resurrection is all about: The space-time facticity of life after death. Something physically shocking yet biologically reasonable as an effect the Creator and originator of life would be able to pull off because he has the power of animating being within himself. 

This scandalizes the dogma of the secularist, who when not imposing his private religion upon society is counting the number of atoms dancing atop the tip of meaninglessness. Better to grab ahold of the empirically verifiable Nazarene alive from the dead, if you too would live free and think whole.

Christmas Spirit in the Dirt
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Limbaugh Fires Back at Obama Criticism

By Rick Pearcey • April 5, 2010, 06:52 AM

Dan Weil writes at Newsmax:

Rush Limbaugh is striking back at President Barack Obama.

On Friday, the nation's top-rated radio host hit back at Obama, saying the president isn’t telling the truth and doesn't have the support of the American people.

The controversy started Thursday, when Obama used an interview with CBS' Harry Smith to level a broadside at Limbaugh and Fox News host Glenn Beck.

Smith asked Obama if he is “aware of the level of enmity that crosses the airwaves and that people have made part of their daily conversation" about him, including being called a Nazi and socialist.

Obama shot back, "Well, I think that when you listen to Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck, it's pretty apparent, and it's troublesome, but keep in mind that there have been periods in American history where this kind of vitriol comes out."

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Incivility, on Schedule

By Rick Pearcey • April 3, 2010, 12:29 PM

Timing Is Everything: Anybody noticing that "incivility" news has suddenly racheted up lately, just in time to change the subject away from Obamacare tyranny?

Most Pernicious Source of Anti-Americanism Today?

By Rick Pearcey • April 3, 2010, 11:29 AM

How would you answer the question below?

The most pernicious anti-Americanism today originates in which of the following?

a) Ahmadinejad's Iran
b) Chavez's Venezuela
c) Obama's White House

Friday, April 2, 2010

Partisan Blood Sport: Obama From "Healer" to Hater

By Rick Pearcey • April 2, 2010, 08:33 AM

Jeannie DeAngelis observes at American Thinker that Barack Obama in seeking the presidency "disguised" himself as a "herald of unanimity," but the man in the flesh in office reveals himself as a despiser of resistance to his agenda to "fundamentally transform" America. 

Obama ascended to office upon a pledge to "enforce a new tone in politics," DeAngelis writes, but "the president instead infused life into the political arena with unprecedented cynicism and unmatched condescension."

DeAngelis concludes, "The president of the 'United' States has instigated a new level of partisansip and breathed dissension into a political fight poised to extend far beyond the arena where blood sport was once safely confined."

Lesson of the day: Obama comes not to heal, but to conquer. He has to, for his worldview is in essential alienation from that of the mainstream mission statement of the United States as set forth in the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution, which Obama has taken an oath to uphold.

Talk of bi-partisanship and healing is pleasant. But it is a distraction from what truly animates this politician and is a diversion from understanding the fundamentally un-American, inhumane, and unfree direction in which he is trying to force our nation to follow, against the Constitution, against the presidential oath of office, and against the consent of "We the People."

America per se resists this alien imposition, and no one should be suprised that this resistance Obama "the healer" hates. Talk of bipartisanship and healing is the hype that lets the enemy inside the gates.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Democrats Hiding From Rising Anger Over Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • April 1, 2010, 04:01 PM

"The week after passing landmark healthcare reform and handing President Barack Obama an important victory, members of the U.S. Congress returned to their home districts for a recess to face constituents and justify their votes after the bruising legislative battle," reports Reuters.

"While Obama made flying visits across the country to tout the new legislation," the Reuters story continues, "a number of key Democrats, who led the charge for healthcare reform, seemed to keep a low profile and are doing little to beat the drum."

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Obama's "Red" Spiritual Advisor Rev. Jim Wallis vs. the Bible

By Rick Pearcey • March 31, 2010, 03:39 PM

Secularized liberal theologians such as Obama's "Red" Rev. Jim Wallis not only misread the Bible, they don't need it.

Except perhaps as a book of emotional "value symbols" to be mined, proof-texted, and manipulated to baptise the political agendas of Marx, Alinsky, and Obama.

Just like liberal ideological corruption does with the "living" U.S. Constitution.

In contrast to verifiable and wholistic information from the real Creator, theirs is a secularized, bifurcated religiousity of snake oil bottled as "social justice."

It finds a home in what Francis Schaeffer described as the "upper story," a construct of human consciousness where "faith" and meaning are affirmed but blindly so, because they are alienated from facts, reason, and history (the "lower story").

Secularists -- religious or otherwise -- locked up inside the "upper story" are therefore estranged from experiencing the unitary wholeness of what it means to be an integrated human being. Perhaps this is one reason they are so frustrated by life.

There are well-meaning people, some of them very bright, who end up situated in the "upper story" inadvertantly. But it is also a home to sneering fanatics and ideologues in media, government, politics, and Hollywood -- the opiate of pseudo-intellectuals at war with "nature and nature's God."

Both classes of people must be loved. But in addition to love, the second class of people must also be resisted. For they are dangerous.

Religious fantacism combined with political fanaticism sometimes does not end well.

Christmas Spirit in the Dirt
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Public Enemy: Why Give Obama Any Credibility?

By Rick Pearcey • March 31, 2010, 12:13 PM

As Obamacare "reform" demonstrates, the Obama government is on the wrong side of the facts, reason, the Declaration, and the Constitution.

This suggests a few basic questions:

* Why give this White House and its enablers the benefit of the doubt?

* Why give it and its enablers any credibility whatsoever?

* Why assume that it and its enablers are dealing with the American people in a way that is honest and straightforward on a whole host of issues -- from the Tea Party to abortion to taxes to national defense?

These questions go to the heart of living free for any people who would keep government in its place as a public servant instead of out of place a public enemy.

By its own behavior, by its own incendiary rhetoric, by its own policies, by its own philosophy of control, by its own hatred of things Constitutional and Declarational -- the Obama administration dares the American people to rise up, resist, improvise, and overcome.

The history of the world is replete with evidence for why "We the People" people should not place our faith in "It the Government." Especially in government that sets itself up as deity, as an idol to which we are now forced, by arbitrary "law" -- just like the U.S. Constitution does not say -- to bring our tithes and offerings and taxes and sweat and children.

This idol, we are told, loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.

It promises milk and honey.

All you have to do is fall down and worship.

All you have to do is prostitute your time, sacrifice your humanity, and sell your soul. And by the way, signing away the future of your children to feed government greed here and now is also part of the deal.

In return, all power is yours. In return, all ability to transform, redeem, equalize, and heal America is yours. Finally, you can be proud. You can be as God.  

Yes. We can refuse. And face fines. And face jail time. And who knows what we shall face in the future if we anger this capricious idol and its cult of followers?

The house of Obama is a fundamentally dishonest regime that has broken faith with the American people in our national identity and in our human identity.

But what if Obama is sincere? Then he embraces the policies of a fool. If he is not sincere, he expresses the philosophy of a tryant.

Meanwhile, we live as aliens in a strange land, as partisans for liberty in occupied territory.

Surely, there is a better way than government on high. A way not at war with the freedom and dignity of man created in the image of God.

The realism of the Founders helped them understand the difference between trusting in God, a Creator who gives the blessings of liberty, and trusting in government, a creature which takes them away.

The result? A City on a Hill.

Perfection? Far from it.

And yet still: A City on a Hill. With the people of the world drawn to her gates, clamoring to get inside.

If in this generation we forget that lesson of freedom in history, we can forget seeing freedom in the the history of the next.

Surely, there is a better way.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Militias, Rush, Levin, and Palin

By Rick Pearcey • March 30, 2010, 07:49 PM

Speaking of militas, is it not rather suspicious that both Rush and Mark were away from their microphones during the timeframe of the raid on that militia group with suspected members in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio? MSNBC might want to know.

And why the media blackout on the possible connections between Levin and Limbaugh and these militia groups? Very suspicious. All the writers at Huffington Post might like to know.

There is, of course, an eerie lack of evidence regarding any such connections (or regarding incendiary spitting on tyrannical Congressmen, for that matter, but that's a different line of linguistic smear), so clearly Congress must investigate. Comrade Waxman and Marxine Waters stand ready to speak truth to powerlessness.

Meanwhile, Christian Sarah Palin has some explaining to do. All too soon after her incendiary post on her Facebook page, and then her Tea Party talk in Nevada about freedom -- right in Harry Reid's backyard (talk about a provocation! He's a senator!) -- news emerges that a mere 2,000 or so miles away, the FBI stopped wild-eyed militia hillbillies "preparing for battle with the anti-Christ" just in the nick of time.

With drama like this, we may not miss "24." And clearly, more importantly, with all this dot-connecting, we know exactly who the bad guys are.

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Bull's-Eye: Palin Rhetoric "Targets"(!!!) Detractors

By Rick Pearcey • March 30, 2010, 11:03 AM

"Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin had some harsh words for her detractors in the health care debate with a thinly veiled, March Madness-themed Facebook post in which she declared, 'never retreat, instead RELOAD!'" reports Newsmax.

And, of course, the usual suspects are in a tizzy. And right on schedule. Day in and day out.  

Here's what's really happening: Democrats and mediacrats are doing their best to shut up, demonize, and destroy this strong American woman. And, by implication, to shut up the millions upon millions of freedom-loving Americans that her refusal to bow before the enfeebling Washington-centric status quo represents. And also, by implication, to destroy ("transform") that "vision-for-freedom" that her great refusal to submit to this gang of bullies also represents.

She's effective, she's not backing down, and she affirms the fundamentals of American freedom as enshrined in the Declaration and Constitution. And we can't have that!

These Palin-haters despise real freedom -- rooted in a Creator who gives the "blessings of liberty" -- but they cannot, at this time, actually come out and say so. Not because they don't believe the collectivist gospel and and have drunk deeply from the socialist Kool-Aid, but because the American public alerted to the real designs of these tyrants would rise up to throw the horse and rider into the sea.

But yes, this expressed concern about hate, about "ugly politics," and about "incendiary rhetoric" is utter hypocrisy.

But it's worse than that: The "masters" of media and Washington couldn't care less about a matter so trifling as "hypocrisy" or "double standards." That's the old, defeatist way of thinking. These radicals have evolved!

What we're really seeing in attacks on Palin, the Tea Party, and so on, is a consistent strategy of oppression, of which charges of "ugliness," "hate," and "incendiary rhetoric" are but tools to impose a "transformed," radicalized dark will-to-power upon the people of the United States. 

These tools are wielded as weapons in an attempt to get you and me and our families to play by the rules of radicals who prefer a cakewalk to imposing control over our lives rather than face public exposure and opposition for their anti-American and inhumane march through our country.

And speaking of hate, I would reiterate what I've said on Facebook and Twitter: "Notice that so much of what Obama says and does is an expression of hatred for the Declaration and Constitution."

And speaking of ugly, he mars and scars the Constitution. And speaking of incendiary, he sets the Declaration to flames.

And oh how he sneers and scolds when the people resist the destruction of liberty. My, how silly we are, clinging to our Constitution and Declaration, clinging to our freedom and to "nature and nature's God."

But it's not just Obama, it's also his co-abusers and his co-enforcers in injustice in Hollywood, media, the academy, and so-called "social justice" religionists. For these too, so much of what they say and do is an expression of hatred for the Declaration and Constitution.

This you tyrants should know: Sarah Palin's crossover dribble is the least of your worries. Team America is taking the floor.

Monday, March 29, 2010

"Ugly" Politics: Just Who Embraces Violence?

By Rick Pearcey • March 29, 2010, 10:43 AM

Obama and the Democrats have already shown they are willing to kill others as part of their agenda -- that is a real-world lesson of abortion in America. In many respects, what hinders them is not morality, but fear of a political and moral backlash.

If these Jacobin ideologues of inhumanity are willing to kill "the least of these" (which itself has been justified by a decades-long propaganda campaign), it is wise to consider that even more propaganda, and as much violence as they think they can get away with in the present social climate, is a real possibility.

Just because these folks are in government, wear suits and ties, and are surrounded by the pomp of office, it does not necessarily follow that they are good people, sincere people.

But note, even sincere people can be co-opted by evil. And if you are going to co-opt freedom, it's very important to appear sincere.

As a matter of principle, freedom-minded people should question authority and question those in authority, no matter who they are.

Neither trust in God nor trust in government is meant to be a blind leap into the dark. That's for cults, whether political, religious, or scientific.

"Test everything," one the other hand, is utterly Biblical, humane, and central to who we are as Americans and as human beings. It is one of the blessings and responsibilities of liberty called for by the Creator.

"Ugly Turn" in Healthcare Debate
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Poll: Massive "Maelstorm" to Blast Incumbents

By Rick Pearcey • March 29, 2010, 08:49 AM

"A new survey shows a political 'maelstrom' brewing in the U.S. that threatens not only Democrats in power but Republicans who have the tag 'incumbent' attached to their name," reports WorldNetDaily.

Not only must the "bums" be thrown out of office, but more importantly, the unconstitutional and anti-Declarational philosophy of the bums must be thrown out with them as well.

These must be replaced by people of tested character who do not just reject the "rules for radicals" but who also self-consciously affirm the rules of freedom and the liberating "vision-for-freedom" that grounds the American Experiment, as set forth in the founding documents and in the founding worldview.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Pearcey at WND: How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

By Rick Pearcey • March 26, 2010, 02:00 AM

The following is from a column published today at WorldNetDaily

Despite what has been reported in the formerly mainstream media, the New Resistance in America – the tea parties, the town halls, protests on Capitol Hill and so on – is to be welcomed and not cast aside as "extreme." The "angry mobs" and "unruly crowds" are actually signs of health, sanity and hope.

What these uppity folk are telling us is that, despite years of miseducation and inattention, millions of ordinary people have not forgotten who they are as Americans. Even more, this resistance suggests that significant numbers of Americans may be on a path to rediscovering something rather exceptional.

By "exceptional" is meant not just who they are in their national identity, but who they are as creatures of resistance, hardwired that way by the Creator himself. And to the degree that this New Resistance succeeds, to that degree prospects are increased for victory in the cultural and political war for human freedom and human dignity.

This column is based on a presentation I gave near Charleston, S.C., at Awakening 2010 earlier this year, edited here for publication.

* March 27, 2010, Update: For related content from November 2009, please see "What Is Mainstream America?"

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hannity: "If You Look Up the Dictionary Definition of Socialism, This Is It"

By Rick Pearcey • March 25, 2010, 08:42 AM

From CNSNews.com:

In a preview of his book Conservative Victory—Defeating Obama’s Radical Agenda, due to be released Monday, Sean Hannity said of the policies President Barack Obama has been pursuing: “If you look up the dictionary definition of socialism, this is it.”

Here is the full quote from Hannity:

Obama is a socialist. If you take over banks, if you take over car companies, if you take over financial institutions, the way that he has--now the health care system. If you're going to use every crooked deal that you can come up with to get a bill like that passed--most recently the health care bill--that is by definition, if you look up the dictionary definition of socialism, this is it.

Hannity made his observation during a video interview with Terry Jeffrey, editor in chief of CNSNews.com. 

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Churchill: "Better to Perish, Than Live as Slaves"

By Rick Pearcey • March 24, 2010, 10:13 AM

The Left "has declared war on the American people," writes Ann Kane at American Thinker. "How will we respond?"

As Churchill did in his day (don't miss Kane's full quote from the man) in defiance of fascist aggressors against freedom? Or as Obama and the Demofascist aggressors against freedom today would have us respond?

Kane reminds us that "Obama removed a bust of Churchill from the White House upon his arrival last year, and sent it back to England whence it came."  

Surely, this Atlantic rearranging is an accident of history, some in the collaborationist media might suggest.

On the other hand, a bust of Churchill is not the kind of real-world reminder you want around in the midst of a blitzkrieg against freedom in America.

Speaking of sending things away, where can we send Obama?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Morning Bell: Congress vs. the American People

By Rick Pearcey • March 23, 2010, 10:02 AM

Conn Carroll writes at The Foundry, the blog of the Heritage Foundation:

Another day, two new polls showing the American people are strongly against the health care plan President Barack Obama will sign into law today.

According to CNN, 59% of Americans oppose President Obama’s plan.

And according to CBS News, 48% of Americans oppose the plan (with 33% in strong opposition) compared to only 37% who support it (with only 13% in strong support).

Digging deeper into the CBS poll, we find that 76% of Americans disapprove of how Congress is handling its job on health care, 46% think Congress has spent too much time on health care, and 49% believe the rules and procedures used in Congress to get the current health care bill passed have been mostly unfair.

But the leftist majorities in Congress just do not care what the American people think.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Jim DeMint: "It Must Be Repealed"

By Rick Pearcey • March 22, 2010, 11:13 AM

"There’s no fixing the government health care takeover Democrats forced through on Sunday," writes GOP Senator Jim DeMint in USAToday. "It must be repealed."

Symptoms of the Disease: "After telling Americans in 2008 that they would lower spending, taxes and insurance premiums, Democrats passed a bill that breaks every promise. Using secret deals, kickbacks and carve-outs, Democratic leaders jammed through legislation to control more than one-sixth of the nation’s economy."

The problem? "The plan will explode the national debt, raise $569.2 billion in new taxes" and it will "force taxpayers to fund abortions."

But here is the heart of the matter: Obamacare imposes "impose unconstitutional mandates on every American."

Unconstitutional. Folks, you cannot enjoy the blessings of freedom if you violate the rules of freedom, which is what Obama and the Democrats have done in trying to throw the Constitution and Declaration down the rathole of history.

America, we have a choice: Either we repeal this legislation and send it back to the darkness and nothingness from which it came.  

Or we allow that darkness to remain, to fester, and to envelop our land, turning the home of the free and the brave into a wasteland of the enslaved and the timid, bowing in supine submission before the cruel pretend messiah of Obama's ugly, spiritualized secular state.

We know where the Founders stand. We know where the Creator stands. The question is: Where do we stand? What will we do?

Shall We Shoot the GOP?

By Rick Pearcey • March 22, 2010, 10:38 AM

If the GOP, in the face of Obamacare tyranny, is unwilling to commit principially, strategically, and tactically, with rigor and purity, to limited constitutional, Declarational government -- including unalienable rights as blessings from a real Creator (just like the Declaration affirms) -- then someone should shoot it and put it out of its misery.

America has work to do to tear herself free of the chains of Obama and the Democrats. A people yearning for a rebirth of freedom and dignity can no longer afford to be weighted down by half-hearted schemers who have sold out to the secularist, power-greedy Washington-centric establishment.

The stakes are too high, the moment to precarious, the cost to dear, to leave the work of freedom to hypocrites or opportunists.

This is your challenge, GOP: Get focused, get in the fight, or get out of the way.

Friday, March 19, 2010

90 Seconds to Gov't-Run Healthcare: Video

By Rick Pearcey • March 19, 2010, 06:05 PM

This YouTube video explains "the process Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats are using to take away your healthcare," states Sarah Palin's Facebook page.

Deem Obama Impeached?

By Rick Pearcey • March 19, 2010, 06:50 AM

Frank Turek writes at Townhall:

If the President is not going to insist that the Constitution must be followed -- including that pesky little clause that bills must be approved by a vote in both houses of Congress -- then he is not fulfilling his oath to "support and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic."

And if Obama doesn't care whether the Constitution's rules for freedom are followed, well, he might be an example of what the Founders had in mind when warning future generations of Americans about "enemies foreign and domestic."

Turek concludes: "To President Obama, the process is not important, only the end result. I have to ask, would the President feel the same way about impeachment?"

Obama's Overthrow of the U.S. Constitution

By Rick Pearcey • March 19, 2010, 06:38 AM

"So it begins. In 2009, for the first time in its history, the people of the United States placed the White House in the hands of a man and a political faction that openly reject the premises of constitutional self-government," writes Alan Keyes at WorldNetDaily.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

National Suicide by "Self-Execution"

By Rick Pearcey • March 18, 2010, 09:15 AM

"Doing oneself in is illegal in the United States," writes Robert Knight at Townhall. "But Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama are egging on the House to approve a 'self-executing' rule that would kill the nation’s health-care system by suffocating it under the big hand of government."

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Barack Obama Playing With Fire

By Rick Pearcey • March 17, 2010, 08:59 PM

By seeking to impose socialized healthcare upon the American people, Barack Obama is playing with fire. He undermines the U.S. Constitution and makes a mockery of the Declaration, and in so doing, he undermines the legal basis for the Presidency per se and the legal basis for keeping him, or any president, in office, except by raw power. The Founding documents condemn him, but in rejecting them, he condemns himself.

There is a way out for him, but he'd have to convert his thinking to what is the defining constitutional and Declarational mainstream of America -- that of limited government, unalienable rights, and human liberty, all under God, the Creator. This is something no secular statist, as a secular statist, can do.

The Obama prescription must be rejected. But more than this, the evil empire of modern secular liberalism must also be rejected, in every way, shape, manner, and form. That's very much entailed in what the Founders did in pledging their "sacred honor" to struggle for a polity rooted in actionable information from a publicly verifiable Creator.

If we today want to keep, protect, and defend this Republic, their example is a constant reminder of the potential cost of intellectual and practical freedom and dignity under God.

Freedom is never cheap, but slavery always costs too much.

Why Team Obama Thrives on Creating Crises

By Rick Pearcey • March 17, 2010, 10:05 AM

David Kupelian, author of How Evil Works, explains at WorldNetDaily the radical madness behind the Obama method.

Turning America Into a Banana Republic

By Rick Pearcey • March 17, 2010, 09:18 AM

Peter Ferrara writes at American Spectator:

When Ben Franklin first emerged from the Constitutional Convention, he was asked by a passerby, "What government have you given us?" Franklin replied, "A Republic, if you can keep it."

For 220 years, until last year, we did keep it. America was a democratic constitutional republic, governed by the rule of law, a beacon of liberty to the entire world. But no more. After just one year of Barack Obama's fundamental change, aided by the far left House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from San Francisco, and the easily confused Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, America has been transformed from a Constitutional Republic into a Banana Republic.

It is true that Obama is desperately trying to impose an unconstitutional, anti-Declarational, and anti-American vision upon our country. But he has not yet succeeded. Even if the Frankenstate known as Obamacare is signed into law, it does not follow that he will have succeeded.

Americans who understand who they are and what that means will resist. "We the People," under God, define America the free -- not secular elites and their abusive minions. 

The path before us is one of two destinies: One of peace, liberty, and justice for all under the rule of law, unalienable rights, and the blessings of liberty from the Creator who gives the blessings.

Or there is this other destiny: One of no peace, no liberty, and no justice under the rule of elites, relativistic "rights," and the impositions of arbitrary power from a Washington-centric establishment that will look after its own. 

Before Americans today is a choice: The way of Franklin or the way of the other guy.

Blessed is the country that walks in paths of freedom. 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Romney: Sarah Palin Qualified to Be President

By Rick Pearcey • March 9, 2010, 10:37 AM

Jim Meyers reports at Newmax:

Mitt Romney has a simple answer when asked if former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is qualified to run for president: “Sure she is.”

"Birthers" at ABC, CBS, NBC, FactCheck, NYTimes, and More

By Rick Pearcey • March 9, 2010, 09:33 AM

"Many of the same news organizations and research groups today dismissing concerns about Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility were far more eager to cover the issue when Republican presidential candidate John McCain was the subject," writes Jerome Corsi at WorldNetDaily.

"An archive search shows the question of McCain's birth certificate and his eligibility to be president was actively pursued by Democratic Party activists and the mainstream media in the run-up to the 2008 presidential election," Corsi continues, "despite the ridicule now heaped upon those questioning Obama's qualifications under Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution."

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Video: Palin on Leno, Romney on Letterman

By Rick Pearcey • March 3, 2010, 10:09 AM

Matthew Gilbert at Boston.com says Palin was "playful," and the clip he provides makes the point.

Here Politico compares (with clips) Palin on Leno with Romney on Letterman (who appeared with Letterman last night), calling the counter-programming an "epic battle of late-night hosts and prospective 2012 Republican presidential candidates."

Also with clips, Mark Memmott at NPR says both Palin and Romney "got in some good lines."

Who won the ratings battle? At TV by the Numbers, the headline over Robert Seidman's report declares, "Leno Crushes Letterman in Return."

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine -- YouTube Sensation

By Rick Pearcey • February 25, 2010, 01:54 PM

"On the eve of the Obama administration's most aggressive push yet to pass a national health care plan, a 50-year-old audio recording of Ronald Reagan speaking out against 'socialized medicine' has become a huge YouTube sensation," reports Fox News.

"Nearly 1 million viewers have watched the video, in which the late president, speaking before he became California governor, warns that government intervention in the health care system creates a slippery slope." Here's the video.

McCain Offers to Campaign for Crist

By Rick Pearcey • February 25, 2010, 07:44 AM

"Sure, I'd be glad to try to help him," McCain told The Hill.

Hat tip: Robert Stacy McCain

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Florida School Prayer Order "Blatantly Unconstitutional"

By Rick Pearcey • February 24, 2010, 10:36 AM

"Liberty Counsel is representing Christian Educators Association International (CEAI) in a lawsuit against the Santa Rosa County School District after a federal judge denied CEAI's request to overturn a consent decree requiring faculty and staff to stop expressing their faith in public schools," reports Bill Bumpas at OneNewsNow.

This federal judge apparently understands neither the U.S. Constitution nor the concrete, public nature of Christian "faith."

Nothing in the Constitution, Declaration, or Bill of Rights gives a local school the power or authority to tell teachers and students to shut up and sit down when it comes to matters of the free exercise of the Christian faith. The 1st Amendment places limits on the Congress, not on the people. It's high time Congress, courts, and schools listen to not just "we the people" but to "we the people" endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights," etc., etc.

Moreover, nothing in the data of the verifiable information we have in the Bible reduces "faith" to subjective feelings and private prayer closets from which there is no escape. What we have instead is a logically coherent worldview rooted in history, verified in space and time, and able to be practiced in the real world. The God of the Bible is very much a public figure, and those who affirm living in liberating community with our Creator get to do that everywhere, even in the schools.

Biblical "faith" is a matter of wholistic trust based on good and sufficient reasons, not a matter of private epistemology pushed aside and hidden away in some corner. We as individuals and communities ought to resist and reject this regressive pie-in-the-sky secularism imposed by judges foisting their private agendas upon the clear meaning of the texts of the founding documents.

Michele Bachmann on Jesus and Public Policy
What Is "Mainstream" America?

Homosexuals at CPAC: The Perils of Regress

By Rick Pearcey • February 24, 2010, 07:36 AM

The attendance of an openly homosexual group at CPAC 2010 helped Ron Paul win the presidential straw poll, writes Lisa Fabrizio at American Spectator.

"But far from anointing Ron Paul as their presidential nominee of choice," she explains, "the most indicative effect of including gays was this result from the poll: while the great majority of respondents named reducing the size of government as the most important goal of conservatism, only nine per cent cited the promotion of 'traditional values.' Scary stuff when you realize that the former is impossible without the latter for our particular constitutional republic."

Fabrizio cautions: "A smaller government that is not based on the moral underpinnings of our founders would have been just as repulsive to them as a larger one that is. As John Adams said, "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. . . . Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other."

Read the rest of "The Perils of Progress," by Lisa Fabrizio.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Allen West, Jim DeMint, Marco Rubio: 3 Highlights From CPAC 2010

By Rick Pearcey • February 22, 2010, 09:01 AM

These three speeches make strategic points relative to the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and human freedom and dignity in America:

1) The speech by retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West, a candidate for Florida's 22nd congressional district

2) The speech (Part 1, Part 2) by Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina

3) The speech by Marco Rubio, who is running for a U.S. Senate seat in Florida

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sen. DeMint at CPAC: "America Is Teetering Towards Tyranny"

By Rick Pearcey • February 19, 2010, 07:30 AM

"Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) told a standing-room-only crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday that Democrats in Congress and the White House are the inspiration for a revolution that he and fellow conservatives hope is sweeping the nation ahead of the 2010 mid-term elections," reports CNSNews.com.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Top U.S. Climate Official: 15 Years With No Global Warming Not a Trend -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • February 18, 2010, 10:01 AM

"When asked yesterday whether she agreed or disagreed with one of the world’s top climate-change scientists that there had been no statistically significant global warming over the last fifteen years, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator Jane Lubchenco would only say 'that it is inappropriate to look at any particular short period of time to discern the long-term trend'," reports CNSNews.com.

Here is video from Eyeblast.tv.

Clintonistas Plotting Tea Party Counterattack

By Rick Pearcey • February 18, 2010, 09:47 AM

The Tea Party movement has thrown statists into "full crisis mode," writes Phil Boehmke at American Thinker.

"Now comes news" that Clintonistas are plotting "a new clandestine attack against" this dire threat to big secular unconstitutional, anti-Declarational government.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"Saved or Created" -- Obama's Misleading Jobs Rhetoric

By Rick Pearcey • February 17, 2010, 09:13 AM

"There he goes again," begins an editorial at the Washington Examiner. "In the latest Economic Report of the President, Obama repeats his claim that the $787 billion economic stimulus program 'has saved or created roughly two million jobs so far.'

"Administration officials stopped saying that last year after journalists and think tankers across the political spectrum examined the supporting data posted on the official recovery.gov Web site and found it full of factual holes."

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Democrats Dropping Like Flies

By Rick Pearcey • February 16, 2010, 08:18 AM

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann write at Newsmax:

Enter Coats. Exit Bayh. Bye, bye, Bayh!

The first time Evan Bayh gets a serious race for re-election, he quits!

The Scott Brown victory is still rippling through the House and the Senate, causing retirements among committed, dedicated, long-term liberal Democrats. Seeing voter anger, they are heading for the hills.

If present trends continue, will new GOP faces on the Hill signal a real shift toward the constitutional republic so brilliantly designed by the Founding Fathers?

Or does this indicate a momentary surge of "voter anger" to be followed by rearranging the deck chairs on the U.S.S. Titanic?

Nation's Top Conservatives to Sign Philosophical Declaration of War Against Big Government

By Rick Pearcey • February 16, 2010, 07:56 AM

Fred Lucas reports at CNSNews.com:

The nation's top conservative leaders will gather Wednesday at Collingwood in Alexandria, Va. -- a property that was once the site of George Washington’s River Farm -- to sign a document organizers are calling the Mount Vernon Statement. It is designed to signal that a united and resurgent conservative movement is declaring philosophical war against the big government and moral relativism advanced by the nation’s liberal cultural, academic and political establishments.

The statement emphatically says no to the type of "change" pushed by political leaders who ignore the Constitution's limits on government power.

"In recent decades, America’s principles have been undermined and redefined in our culture, our universities and our politics," says an excerpt from the statement. "The self-evident truths of 1776 have been supplanted by the notion that no such truths exist. The federal government today ignores the limits of the Constitution, which is increasingly dismissed as obsolete and irrelevant." . . .

Palin and the Constitution 
National Tea Party Convention as Cultural-Political Earthquake
Secularist Washington-Centrism Is Un-American

Monday, February 15, 2010

Trump Wants Gore Stripped of Nobel

By Rick Pearcey • February 15, 2010, 10:29 AM

Noel Sheppard writes at Newsbusters:

"With the coldest winter ever recorded, with snow setting record levels up and down the coast, the Nobel committee should take the Nobel Prize back," [Donald] Trump recently told members of his Westchester, New York, country club, according to the New York Post.

Referencing the Post, Sheppard notes that "the crowd of 500 stood and applauded. I guess there weren't any liberal media members there."

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dick Morris: GOP Can Retake House, Senate; Palin Now Frontrunner for 2012

By Rick Pearcey • February 10, 2010, 07:51 AM

"Veteran political analyst Dick Morris tells Newsmax that the Republicans’ chances of retaking the Senate this year are 'very bright' -- and even a GOP capture of the House is 'very doable'," reports Jim Meyers at Newsmax. "Morris also said Sarah Palin is now the 'most popular' Republican and has White House ambitions for 2012."

Monday, February 8, 2010

Mark Tapscott: Sarah Palin Miles Ahead of Every Other Politician

By Rick Pearcey • February 8, 2010, 09:45 AM

"Watching Sarah Palin's speech to the Tea Party National Convention last [Saturday] in Nashville on PJTV, it was clear that she has a rapport and comfort with the Tea Partiers that is unmatched among politicians at the national level," writes Mark Tapscott at the Washington Examiner.

National Tea Party Convention as Cultural-Political Earthquake
From Going Rogue to Going Constitutional

Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Zeitgeist

By Rick Pearcey • February 8, 2010, 07:50 AM

"While Barack Obama remains obsessed with George W. Bush, Sarah Palin hardly acknowledged his existence in Nashville at the Tea Party convention," writes C. Edmund Wright at American Thinker. "Her back to the future vision for America skipped right over all the Bush years and went back to the principles of Ronald Reagan."

Friday, February 5, 2010

Where Can We Watch National Tea Party Convention?

By Rick Pearcey • February 5, 2010, 02:36 PM

C-SPAN 1 has scheduled live coverage today of Joseph Farah and Angela McGlowen at 9 p.m. eastern.

Also, PJTV is providing "live wall-to-wall coverage, Friday and Saturday" (registration is required, but it's free). 

Boehner: "Anti-Catholic Bigot" in White House Should Resign

By Rick Pearcey • February 5, 2010, 11:51 AM

"House Minority Leader John Boehner (R.-Ohio) said [yesterday] that Harry Knox, who serves on President Barack Obama’s faith-based advisory council, appears to be an 'anti-Catholic bigot' and should resign as a White House adviser," reports CNSNews.com.

"Earlier this week," CNSNews continues, "Knox said he stood by a statement he made last year that Pope Benedict XVI is 'hurting people in the name of Jesus' because the pope does not support promoting the use of condoms as a means to stem the spread of HIV."

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Why Palin Speaking at Tea Party Convention

By Rick Pearcey • February 4, 2010, 04:10 PM

This Is Good:

I thought long and hard about my participation in this weekend's event. At the end of the day, my decision came down to this: It's important to keep faith with people who put a little bit of their faith in you. Everyone attending this event is a soldier in the cause. Some of them will be driving hundreds of miles to Nashville. I made a commitment to them to be there, and I am going to honor it.

But participation won't be limited to those in Nashville who have a ticket. It's much bigger than that. Because the Tea Party movement is spread out across the country — with no central offices or annual events — this is an opportunity to connect with like-minded folks. Yes, there will be speeches given in a room in Nashville. But we'll also be speaking with thousands of Americans watching online at twitter.com/SarahPalinUSA, or through various news outlets. And the conversation will continue on my Facebook page.

This Is Even Better:

My only goal is to support the grassroots activists who are fighting for responsible, limited government — and our Constitution. In that spirit, any compensation for my appearance will go right back to the cause. [emphasis added]

Read all of Palin's "Why I'm Speaking Tea Party Convention."

From Going Rogue to Going Constitutional

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Limbaugh Endorses Andrzejewski

By Rick Pearcey • February 2, 2010, 07:43 AM

Illinois GOP Gubernational Primary Today: "Holy mackerel!" said Republican gubernatorial hopeful Adam Andrzejewski after being told yesterday he'd been endorsed by Rush Limbaugh

Monday, February 1, 2010

Andrzejewski's Tea Party Army vs. "Redcoats" in GOP Illinois Primary

By Rick Pearcey • February 1, 2010, 07:13 AM

"Adam Andrzejewski refers to his opponents in the Illinois Republican primary as 'the Redcoats,' while calling his own grassroots campaign for governor 'the ragtag army'," writes Robert Stacy McCain at American Spectator.

"Revolutionary War metaphors come easily for Andrzejewski, whose showing Tuesday in Illinois will provide an early test of the ability of Tea Party activists to deliver votes in Republican primaries during this year's mid-term campaign."

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Obama: The God That Failed

By Rick Pearcey • January 27, 2010, 08:37 AM

From the Washington Times:

Mr. Obama came to Washington promising a new tone, an end to bitter partisanship, a new openness and frankness with the American people.

But transparency was obscured, partisan lines hardened, and the White House became an ivory tower of arrogance.

As Mr. Obama steps to the podium to give his State of the Union address tonight after a year in office, the man who stood above the world has crashed back down to Earth.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

S.C. Candidate for Congress: "Stop the Madness"

By Rick Pearcey • January 26, 2010, 10:16 AM

"Stovall Witte, who worked as U.S. Rep. Henry Brown's first chief of staff before taking a position at Charleston Southern University, said Friday he is entering the increasingly crowded race for the 1st District seat Brown has held," reports SunNews.com. "Witte said he is resigning his position as the university's vice president for advancement and marketing to concentrate full time on the race."

When asked his opinion on the current Congress, Witte replied: "Stop the madness. We have people who seem not to realize we're at war. We have people who don't seem to care that they're passing laws that aren't in line with the Constitution. And then we're spending all of our children's money."

Lech Walesa to Campaign for Illinois Republican

By Rick Pearcey • January 26, 2010, 07:00 AM

"It's not every day that a Nobel Prize winner becomes involved in a U.S. election, but Lech Walesa -- famed for his Cold War leadership of the Solidarity movement in Poland -- will be campaigning this week for a GOP gubernatorial candidate in Illinois," writes Robert Stacy McCain at American Spectator.

GOP gubernatorial hopeful Adam Andrzejewski is "seeking the seat previously held by impeached Democrat Rod Blagojevich and currently held by Pat Quinn," McCain continues. Andrzejewski is "backed by many Tea Party activists and has never previously held elective office -- a point in his favor, according to Walesa."

Monday, January 25, 2010

Another Democrat Set to Retire

By Rick Pearcey • January 25, 2010, 09:19 AM

"Arkansas Democratic Rep. Marion Berry plans to announce Monday that he won't seek re-election this fall, people who have spoken to Berry told The Associated Press."

Obama Uses Teleprompters in Speech to 6th-Graders: Video

By Rick Pearcey • January 25, 2010, 08:03 AM

From Real Clear Politics: "President Obama uses two teleprompters while speaking to students at a school in Falls Church, Virginia."

Hat tip: Neil Russo

Massachusetts! Now What?

By Rick Pearcey • January 25, 2010, 06:27 AM

Report Back to the Front Lines: "It is now time to return, emboldened and better equipped, to where the battle for America is the fiercest, and reengage the tooth-and-nail struggle to prevent the Obama administration from fulfilling its all-encompassing visions of statism," writes Miguel A. Guanipa at American Thinker.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Specter Tells Bachmann: "Act Like a Lady"

By Rick Pearcey • January 22, 2010, 07:35 AM

On the radio: "I'll treat you like a lady," said Sen. Specter. "So act like one."

Obama Setback, Brown Victory, Really a Conservative Win?

By Rick Pearcey • January 22, 2010, 06:37 AM

"I battle against Obama for the cause of constitutional liberty," writes Alan Keyes. "But it makes no sense to get so caught up in the battle that we forget the cause. There's no harm in rejoicing in Obama's Massachusetts setback, so long as we remember that when two of our opponents fight, it's better for us if neither gains strength from the victory."

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Palin and the Constitution

By Rick Pearcey • January 21, 2010, 02:40 PM

Yesterday in a column titled Olbermann vs. America, what I wrote regarding Keith Olbermann's unfortunate response to the stunning Scott Brown victory included a challenge to Sarah Palin:

Yesterday's vote in Massachusetts is a vote against estrangement from our national and creaturely identities. Yesterday stems the tide against freedom, and for that we give thanks.

But strategic victory and a strategic initiative await a critical mass of Americans who insist on returning homeward (and thus forward) to the Founding Vision -- the Declaration, the Constitution, etc. -- where a real Creator and not the pretend god of the secular state is recognized as the center of gravity of human freedom.

I have said and written many good things about the views of Sarah Palin, but it should be pointed out that her heartfelt affirmation of a "commonsense, independent agenda" may not be enough to meet the strategic challenge of our moment in history. For "commonsense" could have made you a slave in Athens, eaten by lions in Rome, headless in France 1793-94, "verboten" in Deutschland, and frozen in the workers' paradise. 

So I am happy to report that last night on Fox in an interview with Sean Hannity, the former governor of Alaska did in fact bring the Constitution to the fore. Here's how the interview concluded:

Hannity: If you had to look into the Gov. Palin's crystal ball for 2010, what do you see happening? Do you see this continuing? Do you see the Republicans taking over Congress? Do they have a shot at the Senate?

Palin: I do. I have a lot of optimism for some takeover of just commonsense conservatives being elected and being reelected to make sure that we have a sound agenda and sound policies to get our country back on the right track.

I see that the momentum is on the commonsense and constitutional conservative side, and that this provide[s] a whole lot of optimism for all the country.

It is almost impossible to overstate the importance of the Declaration, Constitution, and Bill of Rights to recovering America as a country that embraces freedom and dignity under God, as opposed to unfreedom and indignity under the heel of some kind of coercive, impositional state that in practice, in effect, seeks to replace the Creator.

Clearly, the Founding Fathers would have understood this emphasis. Just as clearly, Sarah Palin and the Republican Party would do themselves well to articulate and practice that self-same vision. Idolatry, including the idolatry of the secular state, makes for bad politics.

Der Spiegel: The World Bids Farewell to Obama

By Rick Pearcey • January 21, 2010, 10:46 AM

"U.S. President Barack Obama suffered a painful defeat in Massachusetts on Tuesday," writes Charles Hawley at Der Spiegel. "With mid-term elections looming, it means that Obama will have to fundamentally re-think his political course. German commentators say it is the end of hope."

Will Kudlow Challenge Schumer in Senate Bid?

By Rick Pearcey • January 21, 2010, 09:21 AM

"Fueled by Scott Brown's stunning 'Massachusetts Miracle,' the New York political scene is buzzing with talk of a movement to draft Larry Kudlow to challenge liberal New York Sen. Chuck Schumer," reports David Patten at Newsmax.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Olbermann vs. America

By Rick Pearcey • January 20, 2010, 01:01 PM

In many ways what you are seeing in Keith Olbermann's performance (Olbermann Renews "Teabagging" Attack on Scott Brown) is what American government and society would look like if secularist "liberalism" -- a worldview that rejects the Founding concept of a Creator who is the source of unalienable rights (and human reason and empirical data, by the way) -- wins the day.

That kind of secularism, if logically extended and lived upon, results in the abolition of unalienable rights, rational discourse, and the appeal to evidence. You will hear talk of "living Constitutions" and "values," but really all that's left is the inhumane application of raw power -- in the womb, the workplace, and the White House.

It is a recipe for America as wasteland.

For a Pretend Creator (i.e., a federal state) is not strong enough to carry the weight of rights, reason, and evidence. That kind of "god" will be crushed, and all that depends upon that kind of pretension will be crushed with it, including those who try to build a free society upon it.

Yesterday's vote in Massachusetts is a vote against estrangement from our national and creaturely identities. Yesterday stems the tide against freedom, and for that we give thanks.

But strategic victory and a strategic initiative await a critical mass of Americans who insist on returning homeward (and thus forward) to the Founding Vision -- the Declaration, the Constitution, etc. -- where a real Creator and not the pretend god of the secular state is recognized as the center of gravity of human freedom.

I have said and written many good things about the views of Sarah Palin, but it should be pointed out that her heartfelt affirmation of a "commonsense, independent agenda" may not be enough to meet the strategic challenge of our moment in history. For "commonsense" could have made you a slave in Athens, eaten by lions in Rome, headless in France 1793-94, "verboten" in Deutschland, and frozen in the workers' paradise. 

And perhaps rather surprisingly (ask King George), you could say that what the Founders gave us was actually uncommonsense, given the history of humanity in this hard world.

Yes: Extremely uncommon is the vision of the Declaration and content of the Constitution. Sadly, these brilliant documents do not keep us from making mistakes; happily, they do give us a basis for correcting them.

In contrast to secularists past and present, the Founding Vision gives a fixed point that liberates -- with a real Creator as the basis for real unalienable rights. Having a secure foundation is a good thing, because without a fixed point, talk of progress has no meaning.

I hope no one concludes from this a calling to hate an anchor on MSNBC, however heated or misguided the debate might be. The point is not hate, but love. Love of freedom and all the Blessings of Liberty from the One who gives the blessings, for everyone. This too is uncommonsense.

Report: Reid Would Welcome Brown to Senate

By Rick Pearcey • January 20, 2010, 07:29 AM

In a story titled "Shock Poll Victory Leaves Obama Reeling," Ros Krasny of Reuters reports, "U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said he would welcome [Scott] Brown to the Senate as soon as he received the paperwork from Massachusetts officials." 

Why Scott Brown Won

By Rick Pearcey • January 20, 2010, 07:03 AM

Katie O'Malley writes at Human Events: "Call them Tea Partiers, grassroots activists, or any number of coarse and insulting smears from the likes of Keith Olbermann, their power and impact can not be denied after this stunning victory."

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

All Eyes on Bay State

By Rick Pearcey • January 19, 2010, 06:36 AM

"From Pittsfield to Framingham, North Andover to Dorchester, the candidates for US Senate made a last dash across the state yesterday, issuing their final pitches to voters ahead of a special election today that has drawn the eyes of the nation," reports Boston.com

Speaking of "final pitches," here's this confident toss from Republican underdog but now leading in several polls Scott Brown to Barack Obama:

Let me just tell you something, Mr. President. You can criticize my record. . . . But don’t ever start criticizing my truck . . . . 'Cause in a few months, I’m gonna pack up that truck and drive it right down to Washington.

Monday, January 18, 2010

None Dare Call It Socialism

By Rick Pearcey • January 18, 2010, 07:44 AM

That would be impolite in certain toney circles, but Larry Thornberry at American Spectator ignores peer pressure and forges ahead.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Top 3 "Most Influential" U.S. Conservatives

By Rick Pearcey • January 15, 2010, 08:23 AM

According to the Telegraph, the top 3 "most influential" conservatives in the U.S., in order of rank, are 1) Dick Cheney, 2) Rush Limbaugh, and 3) Matt Drudge.

Great Awakening 2010: Eureka, I'm a Conservative!

By Rick Pearcey • January 15, 2010, 06:56 AM

Awakening Has Started: "For the longest time, average Americans were in a political stupor," writes Harold Witkov at American Thinker. "But not anymore."

What's happening? "In the past year," Witkov continues, "across this great nation of ours, an awakening has started. Individual Americans, by the droves, are experiencieng their own political eureka moments and transforming into conservatives."

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Red State: "Sheer Panic" in Massachusetts

By Rick Pearcey • January 14, 2010, 06:16 AM

"The Democrats have gone into ’sheer panic’ mode over Martha Coakley’s campaign in Massachusetts," writes Erick Erickson at Red State.

"If Scott Brown keeps Coakley down to a narrow victory -- never mind Brown winning in a state that really does not like Republicans -- it will send shockwaves throughout Washington, D.C., and probably expedite a wave of retirements and party flipping," Erickson concludes.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Scott Brown Running for "People's Seat," Not "the Kennedy Seat"

By Rick Pearcey • January 13, 2010, 07:18 AM

"Anybody who thinks the threats of a socialistic health overhaul and big government haven't sparked a popular uprising need only look one place: Teddy Kennedy's Massachusetts," states an editorial at Investor's Business Daily.

"Now We Have a White House Negro"

By Rick Pearcey • January 13, 2010, 06:15 AM

From CNSNews.com:

The niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has denounced racially charged comments Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) made about Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign.
The new book Game Change (Harper) about the 2008 presidential race states that Reid believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama -- a ‘light-skinned’ African American ‘with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,’ as he later put it privately.”  

Democratic leaders have defended Reid, as have black activists such as Rev. Al Sharpton, but Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., views the controversy differently.
“I don’t care who said it,” she told CNSNews.com. “It doesn’t matter to me. It’s still wrong. It’s outrageous to say that we are going to let a man have a position because he is light-skinned and he uses a Negro dialect when it is convenient.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Red State: Charlie Crist Will Drop Out of Senate Race

By Rick Pearcey • January 12, 2010, 10:24 AM

"The Crist campaign says it is not true, but the writing is on the wall," says Erick Erickson.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Tea Party Head Warns GOP of Florida Repeat

By Rick Pearcey • January 7, 2010, 06:18 AM

From the Washington Times:

A founder of the 'tea party' movement said Wednesday he had a warning for Republican state leaders: Back conservative candidates or else other states will suffer the same backlash that toppled Florida's Republican Party chairman this week.

"We are turning our guns on anyone who doesn't support constitutional conservative candidates," Dale Robertson, who operates TeaParty.org out of Houston and helped start the movement nearly two years ago.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Steele: GOP "Screwed Up" After Reagan

By Rick Pearcey • January 5, 2010, 09:14 AM

From AP:

Republican Party Chairman Michael S. Steele offers a simple explanation for why the GOP all too often lost touch with typical Americans after the Ronald Reagan era: "We screwed up," he claims in a new book offering a blueprint for the party's resurgence.

That "we" includes the last two Republican presidents and the most recent Republican candidate for president.

The name of the book is Right Now: A 12-Step Program for Defeating the Obama Agenda.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Bizarro President

By Rick Pearcey • December 30, 2009, 07:41 AM

"72 hours after the Christmas Day terrorist attack on Northwest Flight 253, Barack Obama finally checked in with the American people -- while still on vacation in Hawaii," writes J.C. Arenas at American Thinker.

"Will millions of anxious eyes fixated on television screen, the president emerged onto the tubes with an unpresidential look that suggested he had just finished a nightclub scene with Eva Mendes from the sequel to Hitch."

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

David Limbaugh: Dooming America

By Rick Pearcey • December 29, 2009, 08:31 AM

What Is Obama Really Up To? Our children cannot live in freedom if this insane recklessness is not stopped," David Limbaugh writes. "It's not about the economy, stupid! It's about the survival of this great nation."

Monday, December 28, 2009

Rubio v. Crist: No Pastels in Florida

By Rick Pearcey • December 28, 2009, 08:30 AM

"Conservative challenger Marco Rubio has surged into a dead heat in his Florida Senate campaign against establishment-backed Charlie Crist in a primary battle that is the first major test of the growing power of the "tea party" movement," writes Donald Lambro at the Washington Times.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Viral Video: "Fight With Me to Take Back America"

By Rick Pearcey • December 18, 2009, 09:38 AM

"Allen West hasn't changed his core message since falling short in a run for Congress last year," reports Art Moore at WorldNetDaily, "but with the political winds now at his back, the retired Army officer's passionately delivered emphasis on constitutional principles of liberty, fiscal responsibility, strong national defense and free-market solutions is attracting an audience well beyond Florida's 22nd district."

Watch: "A video of his rally cry to the party base in preparation for a 2010 run has drawn more than 1.2 million views on YouTube.com," saysMoore at WND.  

Wanted: Politics of Conviction, Declaration, Constitution
From "Going Rogue" to Going Constitutional
What Is "Mainstream" America? 

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Politico: Palin Favorability Up, Obama "Stagnant"

By Rick Pearcey • December 17, 2009, 08:55 AM

"Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s favorability rating is up 4 percentage points since October -- placing her within 9 percentage points of President Barack Obama -- according to a new Gallup poll out Thursday," reports Andy Barr at Politico. "While Palin’s numbers have ticked up of late, Obama’s have remained stagnant after a drop in approval and favorability this summer."  

Obama the "America Denier"

By Rick Pearcey • December 17, 2009, 05:35 AM

Two Camps: "Most people involved in public affairs fall into two grand schools," writes Bruce Walker at American Thinker. "Some believe that America is a unique nation, a nation built upon extraordinary and good moral values, and a country which is a microcosm of what the world should be. These people need not be Americans. Churchill, for example, was an unabashed admirer of America."

Anti-American Animus: "Other people believe that America is simply a very arrogant country," Walker continues, "a nation inhabited with bumpkins who believe too much in God, and because of its religious faith and confidence, the antithesis of what the world should be. This animus flourishes outside America, but it also has a strong camp following in America."

Where Is Obama? "Barack Obama is decidely in the second camp, Walker asserts. "He is an 'America denier'."

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Palin, Schwarzenegger Climate Dispute Heats Up

By Rick Pearcey • December 16, 2009, 08:50 AM

"Republicans' exchange over the prospect of man-made global warming goes another round as Palin responds to the California governor's assertion that her recent statements are an effort to gain publicity," reports a story at Foxnews.com.

"Why is Governor Schwarzenegger pushing for the same sorts of policies in Copenhagen that have helped drive his state into record deficits and unemployment?," Sarah Palin asked at 9:36 pm yesterday on her Facebook page.

"Perhaps he will recall that I live in our nation’s only Arctic state and that I was among the first governors to create a sub-cabinet to deal specifically with climate change," the former governor of Alaska continues.

"While I and all Alaskans witness the impacts of changes in weather patterns firsthand, I have repeatedly said that we can’t primarily blame man’s activities for those changes. And while I did look for practical responses to those changes, what I didn’t do was hamstring Alaska’s job creators with burdensome regulations so that I could act 'greener than thou' when talking to reporters," Palin concludes.

Al Gore's End Run Around Press in Copenhagen

By Rick Pearcey • December 16, 2009, 07:13 AM

In this clip from Copenhagen, see Academy Award winner "We're not doing interviews right now" Al Gore score a touchdown for ignorance, hubris, and blind faith.

The Great Climate Change Hoax

By Rick Pearcey • December 16, 2009, 06:42 AM

"Climategate just confirms what has long been obvious to those paying attention and living in the real world," writes Peter Ferrara at American Spectator. "Global warming never had anything to do with science. It was all about power and money."

But power for what? "The UN saw it as a grand opportunity to expand its powers into a world government, and, in fact, is still breathlessly pursing this undemocratic, neo-fascist nightmare in Copenhagen. That explains the IPCC's hopelessly bad science. Other world governments saw it as a tremendous opportunity to expand their power and control, and so joined in encouraging the Grand Hoax."

Why did the international Left and media join in the hoax? "The worldwide Left and media fellow travelers (imagining themselves as 'liberals') who philosophically, and quite naively, favor such centralized government control as a means to do 'good,' joined in perpetuating the scientific hoax as well."

What did Green extremists hope to achieve? "Environmentalist extremist groups saw it as the chance for the final victory in gaining control over all private business, and hopefully achieving the ultimate environmentalist dream in repealing the Industrial Revolution. Michael Crichton's State of Fear is now revealed as the ultimate sourcebook for understanding these environmentalist organizations."

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Homosexual Houston Mayor Fallout

By Rick Pearcey • December 15, 2009, 08:49 AM

Dave Welch writes at WorldNetDaily:

I would like to take a point of personal privilege (to use parliamentary terms) and address the pastors of Houston, of Texas and of the nation on what happened last Saturday in our runoff election for mayor and several city council positions. . . . I will let the victor speak for herself on the nature of the outcome:

"This election has changed the world for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community. . . . just as it is about transforming the lives of all Houstonians for the better."

So stated Annise Parker, lesbian mayor-elect of Houston, Texas, after 54 percent of the 16 percent of voters who cared enough to show up declared that her private moral life and radical agenda to redefine family was irrelevant. Eighty-four percent didn't care enough.

Here's part of the problem, as Welch sees it: "Liberals have mastered the art of building a farm team and winning by starting at the bottom and running to the top. Conservatives notoriously have the 'King Complex' that municipal districts, school boards and city councils are below us, and start at the top without either experience or political capital."

Do we see a "King Complex" among Christians? That this may be the case, to some degree, seems evident if we simply replace the word King with the word Celebrity.

If I were the Devil, I could think of few better strategies than to get Christians to put just about all of their eggs into a few celebrity baskets. A few big names, a few big organizations, with lots of well-meaning people sending in their checks because:

* Big Name so and so has access to the White House -- But maybe that explains why we heard little to nothing about the growth of un-Constitutional government, spending, etc., from the "spiritual" giant of the hour, during that President's administration. You see, that kind of Biblical critique on behalf of limited government might cut down on White House access and hurt a PR fundraising machine that really needs "I was talking with the President the other day . . ." Sometimes, it seems, "speaking truth to power" works best when directed toward targets of great fundraising opportunity.

* Big Name so and so is a great worldview thinker/writer -- But then, it turns out, he, she, or the machine is rather dependent upon ghostwriters, researchers, radio script writers, column writers -- "authoring" work that becomes "his" after the "name" inserts a few well-placed phrases into the text or simply asserts ownership of other people's ideas (You're On Staff!). In such a system it is often imperative to keep staff harried and busy -- and well-paid, if at all possible -- lest they begin to think about the deceptiveness of what they're doing and consider how the Lordship of Christ might apply even to methods of ministry.

* Big Name says, "It's not about me" -- This is the He's-So-Smart-and-Humble Factor, which as Karl Rove and Vince Flynn in one of his Mitch Rapp novels note means it precisely is about the person in question. The energy, the PR, the image, the fundraising, the website, the biography, the praise from others, etc., etc., in some organizations seem absolutely to be "all about" the Big Name. A name sometimes created through ghosted columns and books, etc., creating alliances aka fiefdoms to mutually support and guard eachothers' backs, and so on. But behind the scenes running over people who truly speak against a secularism that all too often has co-opted much of the good that many well-meaning regular people hope to accomplish.

These are just a few observations based on our experience before and during our time here in the Washington, D.C., area.

My hope: Help protect those who follow -- many of whom care deeply about worldview and political engagement -- from being fed into a religious machine. And maybe to save you 10 or 20 years of energy poured into an activism of questionable strategic and spiritual value, if verifiable Scripture is your guide and if you appreciate the centrality of applying the liberating Lordship of Christ across the whole of life, including political life and including one's methods of ministry in the midst of cultural engagement.

This seems key: Just as politics is downstream from culture, culture in general is downstream from Chrisitan culture in particular. And to the degree that Christian culture or ministry might be darkened by "aping the world" (as Francis Schaeffer so emphasized), to that degree we perhaps should not be surprised at the darkness around us. Perhaps we -- you and I and our methods of  ministry -- are part of the darkness.

But if that is true, there is hope. We know where to begin in the humanity of truly loving our neighbor. We begin by looking in the mirror. If we can deal honestly with that, then maybe the culture and the politics will begin to line up as well.

That may seem like a long way to fix Houston, but it's the shortest route I know of.

Francis Schaeffer: A Student's Appreciation of a Distinctive Approach
Francis Schaeffer: "The Central Problem of Our Age"

Grading Obama

By Rick Pearcey • December 15, 2009, 06:47 AM

Obama gets a "D" for Delusional -- and that's "an understatement," writes David Limbaugh.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Why Leaderless Tea Parties Are Beating the GOP

By Rick Pearcey • December 10, 2009, 09:27 AM

While GOP big-wigs prefer another round of golf, the Tea Party people are reading the Constitution. And they are "determined to save America," writes Richard Viguerie at American Thinker.

"Republican Party leaders would be unwise to try to co-opt, sideline or defeat" the Tea Party Movement. "Perhaps they should welcome the new leadership into the Party as their single most important survival tactic."

Rasmussen: Tea Party More Popular Than Republican Party 
Laura Ingraham: Code Red Rally Dec. 15, U.S. Capitol 
Palin Now as Popular as Obama

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sarah Palin: Copenhagen's Political Science

By Rick Pearcey • December 9, 2009, 09:19 AM

Question Politicized Authority: "Without trustworthy science and with so much at stake, Americans should be wary about what comes out of this politicized conference," writes Sarah Palin in a column at the Washington Post.

"The president should boycott Copenhagen," concludes the author of Going Rogue. 

They Are All RINOs

By Rick Pearcey • December 9, 2009, 07:23 AM

"Obama is playing the Republican establishment like a fiddle," writes Pedro Primavera at American Thinker.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

U.S. Lawmaker to Copenhagen: End "Scientific Fascism"

By Rick Pearcey • December 8, 2009, 09:23 PM

Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) "said Tuesday he is going to attend the Copenhagen conference on climate change to inform world leaders that despite any promises made by President Obama, no new laws will be passed in the United States until the 'scientific fascism' ends," reports Fox News.

Palin Now as Popular as Obama

By Rick Pearcey • December 8, 2009, 06:12 AM

Baby I'm Amazed: New "approval/dispproval" polling data from CNN and Gallup show Palin and Obama virtually tied.

CNN shows Palin at 46% favorable, 46% unfavorable.

Gallup shows Obama at 47% approve, 46% disapprove.

"Given the Obamamedia's unparalleled trashing of Palin and their sycophantic support of the One," notes William Tate at American Thinker, "these new numbers -- even if temporary -- bespeak two important points": the "waning influence of the legacy media" and the appeal of Palin "to a substantial portion of the public."

Monday, December 7, 2009

Ebert: Palin, Huckabee, "Creationists" Should Not Be President

By Rick Pearcey • December 7, 2009, 07:33 AM

A Review of a Reviewer: One wonders, on the basis of this article, if it's OK with famed film reviewer Roger Ebert to affirm that human beings possess "unalienable rights" because they are endowed as such by the Creator (see the Declaration of Independence).

Especially if such an affirmation is rooted in history, reason, and empirical data and answers the basic philosophic questions of life in ways far superior -- including ways far politically superior for those who think human freedom and dignity are good things -- to materialism, atheism, pantheism, existentialism, Hollywoodism, and various other kinds of secularist mysticisms (such as New Ageism) in vogue now and again.

I am no doubt among the millions of Americans who have enjoyed Ebert's film reviews. But on the question of the relation of Judeo-Christian thoughtforms to politics and government, I as a free-thinking human being suggest Ebert may be sincere but sincerely wrong.

Christianity Is a Science-Starter, Not a Science-Stopper
Christmas Spirit in the Dirt 
Fireproof: Reel Rebel Upsets Tinseltown Stereotypes 
Secularist Washington-Centrism Un-American

Hat tip: Big Hollywood

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Obama "Safe Schools" Chief Recommends XXX Child Porn for Classroom Reading

By Rick Pearcey • December 5, 2009, 01:22 PM

Clear and Present Danger: "A new report is raising alarms that the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network, a homosexual advocacy organization founded by Kevin Jennings, now head of the U.S. Office of Safe Schools for the Obama administration, is recommending XXX-rated sex writings for children as young as preschoolers," reports WorldNetDaily.

Michele Bachmann on Jesus and Public Policy

By Rick Pearcey • December 5, 2009, 10:32 AM

This revealing interview (posted with 5 video clips) at the blog of CBN White House correspondent David Brody indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota occupies the historic mainstream of the American experiment in liberty.

For Bachmann, as for the Founders, God is a public figure, and as such we have from the Creator verifiable information essential to a political culture that favors freedom and dignity over liberal statism, secular impositions, and ill-grounded faith in socialist "values" (a weak post-modern substitute for ethical facts).

For a discussion of such a reality-oriented approach in relation to Christmas, see "Christmas Spirit in the Dirt."

Friday, December 4, 2009

Gore Cancels Copenhagen Lecture, Screenwriters Want Oscar Canceled, Too

By Rick Pearcey • December 4, 2009, 10:29 AM

Oscar Cooked? Hollywood screenwriters Roger Simon and Lionel Chetwynd say Al Gore "should be stripped of his Oscar in light of the global warming questions raised by leaked e-mails out of a British research center," reports Fox News

Meanwhile, Gore has "just canceled a lecture he was supposed to deliver" at the big climate conference in Copenhagen next week, says Fox.

Viguerie: Karl Rove & Co. "Supported Our National Slide to Socialism"

By Rick Pearcey • December 4, 2009, 07:24 AM

Viguerie Names Names: "I am talking about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader John Boehner, and the leading architect of Republican endorsed socialist-statism, former Bush White House political advisor Karl Rove. These 'leaders' have consistently abandoned constitutional principles of limited government in favor of socialist-statist programs, all in the name of 'winning'."

My View: This is a critical moment for the Republican Party. Now is the time to choose.

Will the GOP embrace and advance the Declaration of Independence (as written) and the U.S. Constitution (as written)?

Or will it sell freedom and unalienable rights endowed by our Creator to the highest or slickest bidder in the game of incremental enablement of defeat?

The Founders had to choose and stand by that choice.

The "Re-Founders" of today equally must choose: Do we advance the God-given wonder of form and freedom under limited goverment? Or do we surrender to unfreedom and crushing oppression under an unlimited state?

Hat tip: Stacy McCain

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sarah Palin and the Future

By Rick Pearcey • December 1, 2009, 06:11 AM

Snooty liberals misjudge her, the McCain campaign couldn't handle her, and "we know from Palin's book tour she has a base," writes Christopher Chantrill at American Thinker. "She's a force of nature. But what comes next?"

Monday, November 30, 2009

Mark Steyn: The Vast "Peer Reviewed" Censored Scientific Consensus Otherwise Known as Climategate

By Rick Pearcey • November 30, 2009, 07:53 AM

Thought Renegade Mark Steyn Offers Peerless Advice for the Climate Cultist: "Look for the peer-reviewed label! And then just believe whatever it is they tell you."

Friday, November 27, 2009

National Tea Party Convention as Cultural-Political Earthquake

By Rick Pearcey • November 27, 2009, 12:03 PM

The first National Tea Party Convention in Nashville next February, with Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann among the speakers, has the makings of being a huge event -- and that may be a gross understatement.

For if the American people dig down deep to the Declarational and Constitutional bedrock of this country -- down to unalienable rights and the living, knowable, and verifiable Creator who is the basis and energizer of those rights -- we may well be on the edge of a cultural-political earthquake of freedom and liberty not seen since the Founding Era and the days of 1776.

But here's one of my primary concerns: That a political machine (either "left" or "right," with its attendant "leadership") or a religious machine (either "left" or "right," with its attendant celebrity "leadership") may find a way to co-opt what up to now appears to be a genuine cultural movement animated by a return to Declaration foundations.

That would be a tragedy, with another generation lost and another 20-30 years of Big Activism and Big Namism but so little effectiveness against the secularist usurpation. An America tipping toward tyranny may not be able to afford much more of that.

Update, Feb. 8, 2010: Please note that Michele Bachmann did not speak at the event. Here is a January 20 statement announcing that Palin will join Bachmann on the campaign trail.

From Going Rogue to Going Constitutional
What Is "Mainstream" America? 
Francis Schaeffer: "The Central Problem of Our Age"

Norman Rockwell Wrong About Thanksgiving

By Rick Pearcey • November 27, 2009, 08:50 AM

Art Imitating Politics: "One of the persistent American misunderstandings is that Thanksgiving is about celebrating abundance," writes Chris Stirewalt at Washington Examiner. "Norman Rockwell helped the myth along as much as anyone."

Michelangelo, Schaeffer, and the Kingdom of Washington 
Tourist Attacks Mona Lisa
6-Year-Old Exhibits Painting
Controversy Over "Michelangelo" Sculpture
New Van Gogh Show 
Angelina Jolie as the Virgin Mary

Another Blow Against "Science" Behind Warming Politics

By Rick Pearcey • November 27, 2009, 07:36 AM

"Advocates and sympathetic politicians claiming that man-made global warming from uses of carbon-based energy sources mandates international controls on economically prosperous nations were already worried that their victory is slipping," writes John McLaughlin at American Thinker.

"Now another blow has been struck against 'basic science' used to support their case."

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

America's Rebirth

By Rick Pearcey • November 25, 2009, 06:58 AM

"The New Left takeover and sweeping Obama madness is leaving it no other choice." -- American Spectator

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Welcome to the U.S.S.A.

By Rick Pearcey • November 24, 2009, 10:11 AM

Cal Thomas writes:

Great horrors don't begin in gas chambers, killing fields, or forced famines. They begin when there is a philosophical shift in a nation's leadership about the value of human life. Novelist Walker Percy examined the underlying philosophy that led to the Holocaust and wrote: "In a word, certain consequences, perhaps unforeseen, follow upon the acceptance of the principle of the destruction of human life for what may appear to be the most admirable social reasons."

In our day, the consequences of government seizure of one-sixth of our economy and government's ability to decide how we run our lives (it won't stop with health care) are foreseen. They are just being ignored in our continued pursuit of personal peace, affluence and political power.

Opinion polls show a majority of Americans reject this health care "reform" bill. They think haste may waste them in the end. It doesn't matter. Like members of a cult, whatever the leader says, goes. The facts be damned. The crowd from the '60s will "seize the time," in the words of Black Panther radical Bobby Seale, thus sealing our doom as a unique and wonderful nation.

Welcome to the U.S.S.A., the United Socialist States of America.

Two comments:

1) This column deserves a broad readership. It would be super if Rush, Hannity, Levin, Laura, and others were to feature it and comment upon it on their radio shows. If you agree, contact them via Facebook, Twitter, etc., etc.

2) The day is late, but not over. And the battle for freedom is far from over. We can push back against the U.S.S.A. There is no reason a nation of intelligent, creative, and noble Americans created in the image of God has to sit by and watch barbarians impose tyranny upon this "sweet land of liberty." It's all in the Declaration of Independence, folks. Read it, pray it, act it.

"Data Change" the Real Story Behind "Climate Change"?

By Rick Pearcey • November 24, 2009, 08:27 AM

"I Think I'll Delete the File" -- Regarding revelations from hacked emails at Britain's Climate Research Unit (University of East Anglia), a column at RedState asks, "How Does Knowledge Accumulate When the Scientists All Lie?"

Monday, November 23, 2009

Hannity and McConnell Discuss Healthcare "Crisis" -- No Mention of Constitution

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2009, 05:51 PM

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was on the Hannity radio show earlier today, discussing the un-constitutional power grab otherwise known as Obamacare, Pelosicare, and Harrycare.

Guess what? Neither Hannity or McConnell mentioned the U.S. Constitution. Not one time. 

Sean Hannity asked no questions about the constitutionality of the attempted federal takeover of healthcare. And the senator offered no constitutional arguments against this attempted usurpation of authority.

Perhaps this was an oversight. Or you may think I'm being too lenient.

No, I'm not trying to beat these guys over the head. But I am trying to alert those of us who care about freedom to what is at the heart of the issue, and what must be attended to, if constitutional government is to survive in what we now know as the United States.

Meanwhile, thank you CNSNews, which unlike the collaborationist press, has been doing a terrific service by raising these kinds of questions to legislators on Capitol Hill.

And thank you Richard Viguerie, who in the Washington Times today warned, "Republican leaders are approaching the 2010 and 2012 elections believing they can win by being slightly less abusive and contemptuous of the Constitution than the Obama-Pelosi Democrats."

A "less abusive and contemptuous" approach is what helped bring us to the present critical moment in our nation's history. And a good case can be made that continuing that approach will only take America over the edge and into the abyss of tryanny.

As a mainstream American, I see no reason to accept a strategy that loses our freedom on Friday instead of on Wednesday. Better to fight for it and win it today, now, and keep it all week long -- and then for months, years, decades, and centuries to come.

We had to struggle to win constitutional liberty in the first place. We probably shouldn't be too surprised if we have to fight to keep it.

So let's keep our eye on the ball. Whether we're on the radio or off. Or whether we're talking to a senator or to the folks who make America work. 

Freedom is at stake and the day is late. Make every opportunity count.

From "Going Rogue" to Going Constitutional

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2009, 10:44 AM

If You Want the Rebellion to Succeed: "The release of Sarah Palin's book Going Rogue (HarperCollins, 2009) has brought out not only the Palin bashers, but also, of course, has increased chatter about whether she will be the Republican presidential nominee in 2012," writes Richard Viguerie in the Washington Times.

"What's missing so far in the 'professional' chatter -- which ranges from the snide and petty to the more substantive about her future -- is whether she or any other potential candidate has grasped what conservative newspaper editor Seth Lipsky describes so astutely as America's 'constitutional moment'."

What Is "Mainstream" America? 
Palin on Obamacare Flubbing the Point? 
Hey Rove and O'Reilly: Wise Up on Constitution, Healthcare 
Obamacare Authoritarian and Unconstitutional 
Senator Admits: "No Place in Constitution That Says Healthcare" 
Pearcey Accepts Obama Healthcare Proposal 

Palin 2012?

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2009, 09:52 AM

"She’s clearly laying the groundwork for her own White House run," writes Alan Dowd at Frontpagemag.com.

Sarah Palin Dines, Prays With Rev. Billy Graham in N.C.

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2009, 09:03 AM

"Billy Graham said it was an honor having Palin in his home to join his family for dinner and that they took the opportunity to pray together," reports AP.
"I, like many people, have been impressed with her strong commitment to her faith, to family and love of country," AP quotes Graham as saying in a statement. "I appreciated hearing her speak of her own spiritual journey and her life in Alaska."

Obama's Cloward-Piven Government vs. America's Constitutional Liberty

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2009, 08:10 AM

Malevolent Strategy Targets Constitutional Government: "It's time to cast aside all remaining doubt," writes James Simspon at American Thinker. "President Obama is not trying to lead America forward to recovery, propserity, and strength. Quite the opposite, in fact."

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Hacked Emails Reveal Global-Warming Fraud?

By Rick Pearcey • November 21, 2009, 07:28 AM

Damaging Revelations: "Officials at a key global warming research center in the United Kingdom have authenticated a series of e-mails and other documents apparently taken from their computer system by a hacker, but they cannot explain what scientists in internal exchanges meant by references to a 'trick' that would 'hide the decline' of global temperatures nor by instructions to delete contrary data," reports WorldNetDaily.

Author James Delingpole writes in a London Telegraph column the most damaging revelations indicate climate-change scientists may have "manipulated or suppressed evidence in order to support their cause."

Friday, November 20, 2009

NY-23 Update: Voting Virus Taints Results

By Rick Pearcey • November 20, 2009, 09:10 AM

"The computerized voting machines used by many voters in the 23rd district had a computer virus -- tainting the results, not just from those machines known to have been infected, but casting doubt on the accuracy of counts retrieved from any of the machines," reports Nathan Barker in The Gouverneur Times.

Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman is "raising funds for a possible legal challenge to the results and requesting that the Boards of Election hand-count every vote," reports Barker. "On Tuesday, he 'unconceded' the race. In light of the current concerns over the accuracy of the machine-counted votes, Hoffman may now have a legitimate reason to contest the election results."

Hat tip: Robert Stacy McCain

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pelosi Won't Say Whether Osama Bin Laden Should Be Told Has Right to Lawyer, to Remain Silent

By Rick Pearcey • November 19, 2009, 10:01 PM

Responding to CNSNews, Pelosi said: 

Well, let’s see, how many years has it been? Nine, eight years. Let’s worry about capturing Bin Laden and not worry about your, your question.

One wonders if she gave the same advice to Atty. Gen. Eric Holder, who just yesterday seemed rather unprepared for a similar line of questioning from Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

UK Paper: Obama Bends Knees to Chinese Might

By Rick Pearcey • November 18, 2009, 10:37 PM

And in yet another diplomatic coup, "President Obama has had to swallow the medicine," says the UK Independent.

The Terror of Sarah Palin

By Rick Pearcey • November 18, 2009, 07:19 AM

"Palin is a threat because she symbolizes decency in a country that has been taken hostage by moral degenerates," writes Bob Weir at American Thinker. "If she isn't stopped, this country might end up reclaiming some of the values that made us the envy of the world." 

True enough, lack of decency is a huge problem in America today, but deeper still is the liberal and secularist rejection of the Founders' worldview, which gives an adequate philosophic basis to provide what thinker Francis Schaeffer calls "form and freedom" in government, even in a world full of imperfect people.

What Palin increasingly represents, and what distinguishes the American experiment in human history, is not just a commitment to certain "values," but rather a commitment to certain facts, including ethical facts (as opposed to mere subjective "values").

That is to say, when the Founders purposely built the American experiment in liberty upon the Creator and not the State, they were not being "religious" in the modern or Obamaesque sense of the word (either cut off from facts or used as political window dressing for a secularist action agenda).

The Founders were applying concepts rooted in information from our Creator as that information applies to life in this world. And by building intellectually and politically upon the base of the Creator, what is given to us in the Declaration of Independence is a wonder of the world, something not found in Greek democracy, the Roman Empire, or the French Revolution.

In contrast to the secularist Democratic Party and elements within the Republican Party, Sarah Palin moves instinctively within the American mainstream of the Founders' worldview. And the degree to which that liberating worldview comes to expression in her politics (and that of others), to that degree her presence is a dire threat to liberalism and its attempt to redefine American society upon the slavish god-substitute of the secular state.

The Founders' worldview of freedom is a constant terror to the forces of tyranny. That is why Sarah Palin, and any like her -- including the millions of Americans who reject the rise of "compassionate" and egalitarian totalitarianism in America today -- must be demonized and destroyed. If she and they live, tyranny dies.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Republicans Threaten to Block Civilian Trials for 9/11 Terrorists

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2009, 09:42 PM

"House Republicans say they'll make Democrats feel the political heat for President Obama's decision to try Sept. 11 attack plotters in U.S. civilian courts by trying to force a vote on a bill to block those trials," reports the Washington Times.

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R.-Ohio) "and other opponents say the terrorists don't deserve the same rights as U.S. citizens, and worry that holding civilian trials signals a return to the 1990s when the threat from al Qaeda was treated as a criminal matter, not a war," says the Times.

"They also argue that sensitive intelligence information could be revealed in court trials and that the accused could use the trials as a propaganda exercise."

Friday, November 13, 2009

Obama Gives Terrorists Another Reason to Target New York City

By Rick Pearcey • November 13, 2009, 12:02 PM

Zeroing in Again on Ground Zero: "Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and four others accused in the attacks will be put on criminal trial in New York, Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce later Friday," writes Evan Perez in the Wall Street Journal.

"This is insane," alerts Erick Erickson at Red State. "There have been reports in the past month about another potential terrorist attack disrupted in New York City. Bringing these high profile terrorist leaders to New York will just put a target on New York again." 

If that doesn't get your attention, there's this from Erick of Red State: "The White House is going to subject these terrorists to criminal trials in civilian courts. They will get all the due process rights of citizens in court and potentially will be able to get access to material evidence in a civilian court that could reveal intelligence we’d prefer them not to have."

The Point: An American president is creating a scenario whereby a) terrorists may be able to blow a huge hole in American intelligence, and b) terrorists have additional motivation to blow another huge hole in NYC, thereby granting Khalid Sheikh Mohammed a glorious send-off to virgin territory.

The gods of terror must be smiling.

Obama's "Man-Caused Disaster" Chickens Come Home to Roost

By Rick Pearcey • November 13, 2009, 06:12 AM

Bad Ideas, Bad Consequences: "President Obama's new Homeland Security doctrine has taken our country from being that world's strongest and most intimidating superpower to a weak and vulnerable nation being singled out by every terrorist organization in the world," writes Neil Braithwaite at American Thinker.

"And make no mistake: Whether homegrown or international, these terrorists want America destroyed at any cost. The Obama administration's Homeland Security doctrine has become no more than a politically correct welcome mat for every Muslim jihadist on the planet."

Morris: Obama Handcuffs Terror Probers
Gov. of Alamo State: Obama "Hell-Bent" on Turning America Into Socialist Country

Maybe It's Time to Ask: Has Obama Declared War on America? 
The Evil Religious Presidents Do 

Anti-Muslim Backlash, My Foot

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Maybe It's Time to Ask: Has Obama Declared War on America?

By Rick Pearcey • November 12, 2009, 03:26 PM

Or Is That a Forbidden Question? One begins to wonder about the direction in which he moves, insofar as Mr. Obama's policies stand in stark contrast to the Constitution, the Declaration, and the Bill of Rights. And insofar as he and his regime seem more concerned with not offending terrorists than with defeating terror and defending the American people.

Based on his language, his behavior, his history, and his policies, you begin to wonder whether Obama really stands for America and her high ideals. Or whether he sees limited government and individual liberty under God as obstacles to be overcome, enemies to be defeated, distractions on the path to a greater, new, and brighter America of which he and his wife can finally be proud.

Gov. of Alamo State: Obama "Hell-Bent" on Turning America Into Socialist Country

By Rick Pearcey • November 12, 2009, 02:47 PM

Says Gov. Rick Perry: "It’s time to make tea parties twice as big as what they were . . . . I think it’s time for us to stand up and say to Washington, D.C. that we are no longer going to accept that kind of stuff sitting down and being quiet."

Morris: Obama Handcuffs Terror Probers

By Rick Pearcey • November 12, 2009, 02:04 PM

Former Clinton Adviser Dick Morris Tells Newsmax: The Obama White House is "deliberately mischaracterizing" the Fort Hood terror attack.

"We're witnessing the fruits of Obama's failures in the war on terror," says Morris.

"That's precisely why he doesn't want it to be called a terrorist act. He doesn't want us to realize that he is responsible, at least on his watch, for the first attack on our soil since 9/11."

Palin Talks to Oprah

By Rick Pearcey • November 12, 2009, 07:08 AM

"I had a great conversation with Oprah today," Sarah Palin writes on her Facebook page. "We taped the show for Monday, Nov. 16th, and enjoyed it so much that we went way over on time."

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

If Healthcare Becomes About Abortion or Any Other Issue But FREEDOM, We Lose

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2009, 09:13 AM

Erick Erickson at RedState: "Let me be clear to the conservative movement and the organizations participating in the health care debate: the fight over health care is about freedom, not your ridiculous little scorecards."

Dead Democrats Walking: Keep Up Pressure Against Pelosi Healthcare Travesty

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2009, 08:20 AM

We Are Taking Names: "As expected, the House of Representatives under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi passed the bill that would take away your personal options on health care and make it the business of the U.S. government," writes Joseph Farah at WorldNetDaily.

"But don't get mad. Get even," he says. 

"Some 220 members of the House are now, politically speaking, dead men walking. They have placed targets on their backs for the 2010 midterm elections. They have given the American people a year to plan retribution. And the planning should begin immediately."

Speaking of taking names, don't forget that lone Republican -- Joseph "Benedict" Cao of New Orleans -- who sided with Pelosi, Obama, and the Democrats against the Constitution. 

Monday, November 9, 2009

Obama Makes Video to Honor Fall of the Berlin Wall

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2009, 08:38 PM

But not to honor Ronald Reagan ("Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall"). Obama does manage to use the video to talk about himself

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Obama Snubs Fort Hood to Relax at Camp David

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2009, 03:32 PM

Dan Riehl checked the president's schedule.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fort Hood Shooter Advised Obama Transition

By Rick Pearcey • November 6, 2009, 12:48 PM

The Plot Thickens: "Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the alleged shooter in yesterday's massacre at Fort Hood, played a homeland security advisory role in President Barack Obama's transition into the White House, according to a key university policy institute document," reports Jerome Corsi at WorldNetDaily.

Hat tip: Bill Langhorst

Thursday, November 5, 2009

What Is "Mainstream" America?

By Rick Pearcey • November 5, 2009, 11:26 AM

There's Mainstream Today: "As Tuesday's elections showed, support for limited government remains a mainstream position," writes Quin Hillyer at American Spectator. This is the socio-political mainstream, and it can vary with time and place. 

And There's Mainstream Forever: As the Declaration, Constitution, and Bill of Rights show, support for limited government under God is the mainstream American position. This is the foundational, enduring meaning of the American mainstream, and it liberates across time and place precisely because its meaning is secure.

To the degree that a president or political party advocates a vision or policy outside of the abiding meaning of the American mainstream, to that degree a president or party is moving away from the genius of the American experiment.

At present, the liberal Democratic Party is outside of the socio-political mainstream and far outside of -- and even against -- the enduring American mainstream. Thus its extremism on both accounts. Thus its increasing embrace of tyranny, from the womb to the marketplace, against speech and family, and on and on.

The Republican Party is a house divided and for this reason totters. Party elites seek the sociological mainstream but reject the enduring American mainstream. Even with bombast, they speak weakly and carry a small stick. 

The hope of America is that the mainstream of today embraces the mainstream that endures. That happened once and lasted a while. Maybe it can happen again.

* March 27, 2010, Update: For a treatment of this topic in light of the tea parties, town halls, and so on, please see, "How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War," published at WorldNetDaily and The Pearcey Report (updated 9.21.10).


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

RedState Response to Michael Steele

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2009, 03:30 PM

Time to Wise Up: "GOP Chairman Michael Steele is criticizing Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty today for daring to endorse Doug Hoffman," writes Erick Erickson at RedState. "We will remember that."

NY23: Heroic Doug Hoffman -- "Stand Up and Fight"

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2009, 12:37 PM

Too Real for Tinseltown: "If a Hollywood producer were casting for the role of a revolutionary hero, no talent agent would send Doug Hoffman to the audition," writes Stacy McCain at American Spectator.

"Yet the Hoffman congressional campaign has ignited a revolution within the Republican Party, the results of which are already being felt."

Meanwhile, this from a Conservative Party official, "in a celebratory mood, laughing as he yelled into his cell phone: 'Guess who will not be representing the 23rd District? Dede Scozzafava!'"

Maine Rejects "Pink Elephant" of Counterfeit Marriage

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2009, 07:21 AM

Yesterday, voters in Maine rejected "gay" marriage by a 53%-47% margin (with 87% of precincts reporting). What follows is a press statement from Matt Barber, who is director of cultural affairs with Liberty Counsel and Liberty Alliance Action:

There’s good news and bad news here. The good news is that even in one of the most liberal States in the Union, Maine, the people have once again rejected the ridiculous and oxymoronic notion of "same-sex marriage." The momentum has again shifted -- hopefully for good this time -- in favor of protecting legitimate marriage.

A counterfeit is a counterfeit. An orange is an orange no matter how much you want it to be a turnip. This isn’t about "marriage." It’s about hurting and broken people desperately seeking affirmation of an objectively deviant lifestyle. One that, even in their heart of hearts, they know to be a dead end.

As for the militant "No on 1" homosexual activists? I’m reminded of spoiled children dressing up and playing house, refusing to come in when mom calls for dinner.

Here’s the bad news. The margin of victory could have been greater. Many behind the "Yes on 1" campaign, rather than simply telling the truth, chose the Neville Chamberlain approach. They merely circled the wagons around the word "marriage," even suggesting that "domestic partnerships" ("gay marriages" by another name) are acceptable.

This makes no sense. If that’s a viable compromise, then why not simply allow "gay" duos the word "marriage"? It’s an incongruity that demands an explanation.

This is an historic battle for the minds and souls of our children -- for our very culture. The mealy-mouthed approach must end. This is not just about "marriage." It has everything to do with forced affirmation of homosexuality -- under penalty of law.

Indeed everyone who fought hard to defend marriage in Maine is to be congratulated, but if it weren’t for a brave group of truth tellers -- Paul Madore, Peter LaBarbera and Brian Camenker -- who came to Maine in the final hour to hold a press conference and address the pink elephant in the room -- homosexual deviancy and the radical "gay" agenda -- counterfeit marriage might have prevailed.

Big Victory for Traditional Marriage in Maine
Homosexuality "Not a Civil Right"
Obama "Safe Schools" Chief Praised Child-Sex Promoter
Betraying Christ: Obama Affirms Perverted Sex
Obama: Homosexual Relationships "Just as Real and Admirable" as Heterosexual Marriage
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
"Faggot" Easy to Defend: Surprising Help From Secular America
No McDonald's Today 
Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat

Rep. Virginia Foxx Is Right: Obamacare Is Worse Than Terrorism

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2009, 06:00 AM

"Terrorists can only kill some of us," writes Joseph Farah at WorldNetDaily. "But unconstitutional legislation that corrupts the very soul of America can kill our spirit. It can kill the rule of law. It can kill the notion that the will of the people is pre-eminent, not the will of some vaunted elite."

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Voting Against Obama 4 Times

By Rick Pearcey • November 3, 2009, 03:46 PM

From the Field: A person, unnamed, who voted in Virginia today describes his experience:

I park the car and am on the way in to vote. A lady outside asks if I want a Democratic voting lineup.

"No, thanks. I think I'm good."

Down the sidewalk and then on my left I begin to walk past another lady. She asks if I want a copy of the Republican lineup.

"No. I'm good."

I walk into the voting area. Very few people are in line. Two I think are in line are just talking to each other. More poll workers than people voting.

I walk up to the alphabetically appropriate table. "Do you have an ID?" says a woman in a chair as she manages a book of names and addresses laid out in front of her.

"Yes. Here you go."

"Can you state your full name?"

That done, she gives me a card that says I am authorized to vote. I take the card to a worker and he gives me a piece of plastic to put in the voting machine.

There are four Republicans and four Democrats on the ballot.

I vote for Republican Bob McDonnell. Not for Deeds the Democrat. And I vote for the three other Republicans.

Barack Obama is not on the ballot. But every single vote against members of his party is a vote against him.

That's four votes against Obama. And against that for which he stands.

And I feel it. My own little tea party. I can't wait until 2012.

I walk out of the elementary school and feel a freer man.

I talk with the Republican poll lady. She says the crowd has been steady all day.

On the way to the car I talk with the Democatic poll lady. She is positioned a good 30 feet away from everybody else. All by herself.

"Why are you way over here by yourself?" I ask.

She says something that I don't quit hear. But then she talks clearly about how the separation is a way to avoid the flu. I cannot tell if she is joking.

Many have already voted today. But the polls are still open, and we await final results from Virginia, New Jersey, and NY23.

Mr. Obama, of course, is not on the ballot. But I wonder how many Americans voted against him anyway.

Today's Elections No Rebuke of Obama?

By Rick Pearcey • November 3, 2009, 07:22 AM

NY23, NJ, VA: That's what the collaborationist state-owned media would have you believe, says Erick Erickson at Red State. But "the facts speak for themselves."

NEA Website Recommends Saul Alinsky

By Rick Pearcey • November 3, 2009, 06:12 AM

From the National Education Association: Saul Alinsky an "inspiration to anyone contemplating action in their community! And to every organizer!" (emphasis in original)

Hat tip: American Thinker

Monday, November 2, 2009

Scozzafava the Liberal Republican Exits Gracelessly

By Rick Pearcey • November 2, 2009, 10:13 AM

Knife in Back: "The first poll published in the wake of Scozzafava's withdrawal showed Hoffman with a commanding lead over the Democrat, Owens," writes Stacy McCain at American Spectator.

"Even if Hoffman wins big in tomorrow's election, however, the consequences of the Republican Party's blunders in this campaign are likely to be felt far away from upstate New York," McCain concludes.

"A yawning chasm of alienation between the GOP establishment and the party's grassroots has been exposed."

Halloween Bombshell: Scozzafava Quits, Reports Say She'll Support Hoffman 
Palin Reacts to Scozzafava Bombshell 
Bachmann: "It's All Up to Hoffman Now"
NY23: Reinforcements Rally to Hoffman
NY23: Amazing Surge of Doug Hoffman
Palin, Pawlenty Endorsing NY's Hoffman, Trouble for Newt
Wanted: Politics of Conviction, Declaration, Constitution

Barack Obama Anti-American?

By Rick Pearcey • November 2, 2009, 09:50 AM

America has an essence, writes Bookworm at American Thinker, and "that essence is liberty."

Two words need to be added. Thus: "That essence is liberty" under God. This added content makes all the difference in the world, both to the Founders and to our generation as well. For without the Creator, there is no sufficient intellectual and ontological foundation for liberty as essence or existence.

Neither liberty nor essence pops into existence out of nothingness. The reason the Preamble to the Constitution can speak of the "blessings of liberty" is because there is a Creator who is there and who is the Source and Giver of the blessings.

Meanwhile, Bookworm concludes: "It's reasonable to state that because the overwhelming number of Barack Obama's desires and actions are anthithetical to America's essence, he is in fact anti-American." 

Home Depot Fires Man for Wearing "Under God" Pin: Video
Extremists Fear Resistance

Rush on Fox

By Rick Pearcey • November 2, 2009, 09:09 AM

Video and Transcript: Chris Wallace interviews Rush Limbaugh on "Fox News Sunday."

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Bachmann: "It's All Up to Hoffman Now"

By Rick Pearcey • October 31, 2009, 09:05 PM

Send Help: "The polls all show that Hoffman's message of fiscal responsibility and conservatism are resonating strongly with the voters in that district," writes Michele Bachmann on her website. "I am very hopeful that they will send him across the finish line in first place Tuesday night."

Halloween Bombshell: Scozzafava Quits, Reports Say She'll Support Hoffman