(I have started uploading videos from The Daily Caller and other places [Breitbart and PolitiChicks for example] because there seems to be a wave of videos that just start playing on their own and your volume is up loud and you wake your spouse? Come-on! I have made this “blogger friendly” so the user can choose to play it. Choice. This “friendliness” should behoove the video’er — if that’s a word? — to follow suit in order that they can get their site/URL known more widely because it can be embedded without startling the be-Jesus out of someone.)
Via Daily Caller:
(Daily Caller) In a wide-ranging interview with The Daily Caller, longtime conservative activist Richard Viguerie offered his advice to grassroots conservatives.
“I say to my conservative friends: Once, twice, three times a day, Obama is going to do something that is going to anger you, upset you, frustrate you and that’s ok,” Viguerie, a pioneer of political direct mail, said. “Take 30, maximum 40 seconds to cuss, throw something, you know, get upset but then get down on your knees and thank God that he’s President of the United States because I know of no other way to save America.”
In Viguerie’s opinion the creeping expansion of government under President George W. Bush was something that was largely ignored by the right and by the country at large because it happened so gradually.
“As long as we were losing our freedoms slowly, we were going to lose them, guaranteed,” he explained. “It might take 20 years, might take 30 years but we were going to lose America.”
Viguerie goes on to explain that, in his view, it was the election of President Obama and his rapid and relentless pursuit of “fundamental change” that awoke people to the direction of politics in the country and spurred the tea party into action.
Viguerie’s history on the conservative right stretches back to the formation of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) at Sharon, Connecticut in 1960 with William F. Buckley.
Via The Blaze
Newsbusters has this great blurb on a left leaning
Even a radical leftist like Seymour Hersh thinks the media are obsequious toward President Obama. In an interview with the leftist U.K. paper The Guardian, Hersh said “It’s pathetic, they are more than obsequious, they are afraid to pick on this guy.”
Hersh claims the Obama administration “lies systematically,” yet none of the leviathans of American media, the TV networks or big print titles, challenge him:
▼ “It used to be when you were in a situation when something very dramatic happened, the president and the minions around the president had control of the narrative, you would pretty much know they would do the best they could to tell the story straight. Now that doesn’t happen any more. Now they take advantage of something like that and they work out how to re-elect the president.”
The big difference is that Hersh was a “mainstream” media star during the Bush years when he was warning of a dangerous rogue president. Good luck finding him now when he’s singing the same song about Obama. Hersh now claims he has a big scoop coming on the takedown of Osama bin Laden:
▼ Don’t even get him started on the New York Times which, he says, spends “so much more time carrying water for Obama than I ever thought they would” – or the death of Osama bin Laden. “Nothing’s been done about that story, it’s one big lie, not one word of it is true,” he says of the dramatic US Navy Seals raid in 2011….
“The necessary result, then, of the unequal fiscal action of the government is, to divide the community into two great classes; one consisting of those who, in reality, pay the taxes, and, of course, bear exclusively the burthen of supporting the government; and the other, of those who are the recipients of their proceeds, through disbursements, and who are, in fact, supported by the government; or, in fewer words, to divide it into tax-payers and tax-consumers.”
John C. Calhoun, Disquisition on Government, 1848 — Via The Other McCain