I noted today, as has Stacy McCain that true believers in Barack Obama are alive and well.

In so noting however he repeats a question raised by Ace of Spades on the subject

And the Liberal Chattering Classes are facing a question now: “Will my reputation and sense of pride survive Obama’s incompetence?”

And: “How absurd am I willing to make myself in order to cover up for this arrogant buffoon’s incompetence?”

The question  has been answered by Newsbusters: or should I say they quoted Real Clear Politics answer

MSNBC blazed its own path, encouraging Chris Matthews to channel his inner advocate and hiring people such as Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Martin Bashir, even Al Sharpton. Not unintelligent people, certainly, but not reporters, either — and in some cases, not journalists at all. Meanwhile, except for the successful “Morning Joe” program, MSNBC dropped its token conservative voices and for the most part eschewed original reporting in lieu of talking heads.

The upshot has been uneven. More money for MSNBC, as it slipped by CNN in the ratings, but more controversy, too.

The key line is that screed is “more money for MSNBC” and this shouldn’t surprise anyone particularly not Stacy McCain:

But this false accusation — the Duke players did not have sex with the strippers, much less hold them down and f–k them against their will — is not enough to discredit Amanda Marcotte in the eyes of those who share her worldview. This is how the Ideology of Error operates: As long as one speaks, writes and behaves in accordance with the ideology, any resulting errors are written off as if they never happened.

Amanda Marcotte can be absurdly wrong and crudely offensive and yet still be endlessly applauded by her fellow leftists. This hate-filled lying fanatic is a valued contributor at Slate and a welcome guest at MSNBC not despite her fanaticism, but because of her fanaticism.

Given that  that MSNBC is more profitable now than it was before it decided to go full bore as an  affirmation machine for the people propping Obama up, I’m afraid the answer to Ace’s question: “How absurd am I willing to make myself in order to cover up for this arrogant buffoon’s incompetence?” is apparently “pretty damn absurd.

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Thanksgiving is a season of both reflection and gratitude.

Each year during the fourth Thursday of the month of November, our nation pauses from its interminable business, social, and societal activity to enjoy a time of feasting and festivity.

Why do we set aside a special time to give thanks?  Why is this tradition still important for those of us who live in the digital age that is the 21st century?  There are many reasons to enjoy a special season of thanks, but perhaps if we take a look at the historical roots of our country we can see why a time of “thanksgiving” is vitally important for the renewal of our nation.

What many of us in America do not appreciate is that in the late 1500s and early 1600s, Religious Freedom was not an absolute right.  In much of Europe, whatever the religion or faith of the King or Sovereign might be – his faith or lack thereof had a direct bearing on the religion of the people that he ruled.  If the king was Catholic (Spain), then Catholicism was the official religion of Spain.  If the king were Protestant (England), then the people of that realm became Protestants.

The Puritans were people who were directly affected by a worldwide movement known as the “Protestant Reformation.”  The Protestant Reformation took place from roughly 1517 to 1646 (the Protestant Reformation inspired reforms in the Catholic Church that led to what is known as the Catholic Counter-Revolution that resulted in “The Council of Trent”).

Your ability to worship in Europe of the 1500s and 1600s without external disturbance was a tenuous right at best.  One of the fortunate by-products of “The Protestant Reformation” is that it decentralized the ability of European rulers to control the religious affections of their subjects.  The people of Europe began to slowly, but surely, as time went on experience a burgeoning growth in the area of religious liberty.

It is in a proper understanding of the growth of religious liberty that makes the Puritans so important to our nation’s founding.

The men and women who left Europe in 1619 and who signed The Mayflower Compact in 1620, came to America and left behind their worldly possessions; they sacrificed everything that they had or known in order to come to a place where they could worship GOD as their consciences dictated and as they believed the Holy Bible instructed them.

The original Puritans bequeathed a tremendous legacy of faith, life, freedom, and educational pursuits for their future descendants.  A short list of some of their amazing accomplishments is would include things such as:

  1. They founding and formation of what has become known as the Ivy League series of schools:  Harvard (1636); Yale (1701); Brown; Dartmouth; Princeton; and the University of Pennsylvania.
  2. Nearly 40 years before John Locke wrote his masterpiece “Two Treatise on Government,” the descendants of the Puritans had introduced a form of self-government or a representative assembly into the new world known as “The House of Burgess.”
  3. The original Puritans introduced the concept of the “Protestant Work Ethic” into the new world that led to unprecedented level of material prosperity and upward mobility for all who would later come to America’s shores; and finally,
  4. The Puritans in their devout Christian faith laid the foundation for a nuanced understanding of the natural law concept that later led to these immortal words in The Declaration of Independence “…that all men are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights.  Among these are the rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”…

So, as we consume much food and drink and enjoy the presence of our friends and loved ones during the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, let us remember that the American experiment rests upon the foundation of two distinct pillars of “Faith and Freedom.”

Let us rejoice in the tremendous legacy that the Puritans have left us and let us commit ourselves anew to transmitting the pillars of “Faith and Freedom” to our posterity.

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On Twitter this morning I saw this cartoon that had me nodding my head:

 

It’s a great cartoon because it’s true. To many white liberals the fear of being called or labeled “racist” is so ingrained and so powerful they will excuse almost anything Barack Obama does to prove to others (and to convince themselves) that they are not racist and their self segregation is just a pure coincidence and not from fear or a feeling of superiority.

But it’s not the whole story. Liberal guilt would not be enough to sustain this president. Let’s look at the other groups who keep Barack Obama, if not walking on water, at least from drowning in his own failures.

The Anti-Antis

8th Doctor: I’m not leaving this ship without you

Cass:  Well you’re going to die right here, best news all day.

Doctor Who Night of the Doctor 2013

Barack Obama is a man of the left, the FAR left, farther than most of the people who actually support him. But to a big chunk of the people who voted for him that doesn’t matter, because it’s not about Barack Obama it’s about stopping the hated Right, particularly the Tea Party.

To them the very thought of an Abortion opposing, gun supporting, Rush Limbaugh Listening, God worshiping, Communist fighting person and party in power is the worst thing in the universe.

It’s not about supporting Barack Obama, it’s about defeating their common enemies.

So what if American Power around the world is collapsing, Iran is building Nukes, North Korea & Iran hold Americans, the Economy remains  in the tank, there are no jobs, Americans are left to die in Benghazi, the IRS becomes Nixon squared, Obamacare costs them their insurance and for the first time in History American children will do worse than their parents.  None of that matters even if their own fortunes are crashing and burning with the rest of that country as long as those rotten Conservatives are going down!

 

Black Pride…

Vinny Gambini:  I got a bullshit traffic ticket. I went to court, I got the cop on the stand, and I argued with him until he admitted he was wrong. And the judge, this Judge Malloy. All the while he’s laughing and smiling. And then afterwards, he asks me to go to lunch with him. Then he says to me, “you know what? You’d be a good litigator.” I didn’t know what the hell he was talking about, I don’t know what a litigator is. I never thought of becoming a lawyer. But this Judge Malloy he’s from Brooklyn too, he did it, so all of a sudden, it seemed possible.

My Cousin Vinny 1992

The first of anything is special and you remember it:  Your first child, your first kiss (Maria Frigoletto) , your first car (67 red barracuda convertible 197,000 miles when the odometer broke 2 years before) , your first grandchild. your first job (gopher Family Federal Bank), The first time your team wins a world series in your lifetime (2004 Red Sox) and of course your first Dr. Who episode (Masque of Mandragora pt 1).

For an ethnic group it’s even bigger.  You are a stranger in a strange land, or a group that has been oppressed.  First’s matter.  The Camelot was embraced easily by millions of Catholics already celebrating JFK.  There are woman in England who absolutely hated Margaret Thacher but still grinned when she flexed her muscles.  They were not just individuals who succeeded (they were) but the culmination of the dreams of a lot of people had.

For Black America the Election of Barack Obama less than three generations removed from Jim Crow and the ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ in baseball means an awful lot.  I know conservative black Americas who disagree with Barack Obama on just about everything who voted for and cheered him when he was elected.  The first Black President elected and re-elected is rightfully a source of pride for the American Black community….

…And Black Fear

Sheriff John Chance:   You’re a rich man, Burdette. Big ranch. Pay a lot of people to do what you want them to do. And you got a brother. He’s no good, but he’s your brother. If he committed murders, you’d try and see he didn’t hang for them.

Rio Bravo 1959

Think of OJ Simpson an iconic athlete and one of the greatest of football players…revealed to be a killer, Doug Phillips revealed to have been banging the babysitter for ten years,  Lance Armstrong revealed as a cheater.   Kate Hunt the poster girl for lesbian rights revealed and exposed.

When you are an icon your failures becomes a group’s failure, it’s a scandal.  That’s who so many Bishops were willing to sweep bad priests under the rug and why Public school administrators & Unions are willing to do the same for abusing teachers.  There is a reason Matthew Sheppard is a household name and Jessie Dirkhising is not.

And that’s just scandal, What happens if it’s failure?

Picture if Jackie Robinson had hit .220 with 2 HR & 51 RBI’s and the Dodgers finished last, how many decades would it have been until the next black player graced the field?

Imagine for a second if Thurgood Marshall had, once he had been put on the supreme court stumbling over his words?  How many lawyers would never wear a Judges robes.

What if the 54th Massachusetts turned and ran at Fort Wagner?   Lincoln might have lost the war (and failed as the first Republican President) and the army might still not be integrated.

Barack Obama is the living embodiment of this.  He has failed on so many levels it boggles the mind.  Ironically the Black Community has shouldered more of that failure, particularly economically,  than any other.  Yet they voted to re-elect him in overwhelming numbers and in polls still continue to support him.  They must, because what will they tell their children?

What will they say if the first Black President is recorded in history as one of the worst leaders the country has ever seen?

What will they say when his presidency marks   the first time ever America Children are expected to do worse than their parents?

What will they say if it marks the end of American Power in the world?  The end of the American Era?

What will they say when history looks back at Benghazi, Obamacare, the IRS scandal, Fast and Furious, Snowden and the NSA, the rise of Radical Islam in the middle east and the Iranian Bomb and say this all happened on the watch of the 1st Black President of the United States?

The moment they admit this, Barack Obama becomes an affirmative action president and goes from an inspiration for an entire race to an embarrassment that needs to be forgotten.  That can’t be allowed.

The Irony of course is that Barack Obama’s failures have nothing to do with his race, and everything to do with him being a cheap inexperienced Chicago Machine pol who had no business being at the top of any ticket, but when you buy into a delusion, you buy into it all the way.

 

True Believers…

Sutekh: Your evil is my good. I am Sutekh the Destroyer. Where I tread I leave nothing but dust and darkness. I find that good.

Doctor Who Pyramids of Mars 1975

This is the group that are the actual core of Barack Obama’s support. There are people who think a weaker United states is better than a stronger one. That nationalized healthcare is actually better than our current system. That guns are actually the problem rather than people. That a secular country is better than a religious one and that the best way to make things better is to redistribute the wealth of the nation punishing those who actually create it.

These people see what has happened under Obama as,  at worst bumps in the road toward the bright future it will bring or even as a success and if the IRS has to be used to suppress some dissent or the NSA has to spy on a few people, well you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.

 

So if you are still wondering how Barack Obama has maintained his number for so long.  Now you know.

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