Democrats under fire for removing “God”

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This is how the 2008 platform read in its reference to God:

“We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.”

 In the 2012 platform “God-given” has been removed. The paragraph reads as follows:

We gather to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth — the simple principle that in America, hard work should pay off, responsibility should be rewarded, and each one of us should be able to go as far as our talent and drive take us.”

The Democratic Party’s platform makes no reference to God, drawing criticism from Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.

Ryan tells Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” the change is not in keeping with the country’s founding documents and principles and suggests the Obama administration is behind the decision. The Republican platform mentions God 12 times.

The 2008 Democratic Party platform made a single reference to God, referring to the “God-given potential” of working people.

(Watch below how Sen. Dick Durbin dodges this question)

The new platform does contain a plank on faith, saying it “has always been a central part of the American story.” The platform says the nation was founded on the principle of religious freedom and the ability of people to worship as they please. It also praises the work of faith-based organizations.

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Fox News, A Little More to the Left Please…

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Fair and Balanced? I’d say Middle to Left….

Santita Jackson and Jesse Jackson pose on the red carpet before entering the 2008 Trumpet Awards in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Gavin Averill/Getty Images)
Paul Bedard – Washington Examiner
Secrets hears that Fox News Channel has hired Jesse Jackson’s eldest daughter, Chicago radio host Santita Jackson, as an on-air contributor. The coup is just the latest move by Fox to staff up talkers from the left and build its rep as the nation’s “fair and balanced” cable network.

She will debut Friday at 7:15 a.m. on a Fox & Friends political panel.
Along with Al Sharpton, Jackson is one of the leading personalities on Chicago’s WVON, which describes itself this way: “From 1963 to the present, WVON has gone from being ‘The Voice of the Negro’ to ‘The Voice of the Nation.’ We provide an interactive forum for the African-American community to discuss current, social, economic, and political issues. WVON is ‘The Talk of Chicago,’ where we are always giving you something to talk about.”

Tucker Carlson, Where Do You Really Stand?

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I am getting less sure of Fox News since Rupert Murdoch’s son has taken the helm…there seems to be a lot more attacks to the right from the anchors of Fox…and even the “supposedly” conservative contributors. I don’t like Tucker Carlson for that reason. He has a terrible knack for hammering true conservatives. He’s labeled Ron Paul as a kook (which he is not) and has run down Sarah Palin and Herman Cain. For someone who claims to be conservative, he sure is doing a lot to damage his credibility. Now comes a bashing of the tea party. Not only does he mistakenly say that the Washington establishment is done, he foolishly thinks the tea party is over as well. Oh, and the chance of Mitt Romney ever being conservative? At least, Sarah hasn’t attacked her fellow republicans like Carl Rove. At most, the conservative Romney is but a show:

Tucker Carlson: The Tea Party Has Destroyed The Republican Establishment

by Colby Hall | 12:04 pm, November 16th, 2011

 

Sarah Palin offered some unsolicited advice last night to Mitt Romney, the red-headed stepchild of GOP presidential frontrunners, encouraging him to more openly embrace the fiscal and social conservative side of the Republican party, and to develop a more robust relationship with the Tea Party movement. This morning on Fox News’America’s Newsroom, host Martha MacCallumasked Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson and liberal “embed” Alan Colmes to discuss Romney’s strategy in engaging the powerful Tea Party contingent, which Carlson put in remarkably stark terms.

After openly questioning why Romney hasn’t made more of an effort in including an energized side of potential GOP voters sympathetic with the Tea Party movement, Carlson boldly stated what he felt to be an under-told story in the evolution of conservative politics, saying of the Tea Party:

Well I think the explanation is a little broader. Leaderless movements don’t endure because they can’t. This is basically a leaderless movement. But I think it’s had a huge effect, and its biggest effect that almost no one ever mentions is that the Tea Party destroyed the Republican establishment. All the people Republicans and conservatives have looked to for guidance have been basically discredited by the Tea Party, which has alllowed this current chaos to flower. That may be a good thing, it might be a bad thing. I don’t even know. But that is the legacy of the Tea Party. No more Washington establishment on the right.

One of the leitmotifs of the 2010 midterm election was what we called the GOP Civil War, and was perhaps best evidenced by the ongoing rhetorical battle between GOP operative Karl Rove and Tea Party Senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell. Carlson makes the astute point that business as usual inside the D.C. beltway is a thing of the past, which is evidence of a Tea Party victory in the battle for the soul of the conservative movement.

Given that Carlson has a lengthy resume of defending the GOP and conservative movement, it’s not difficult to imagine that when he says that he isn’t sure if this is a “good thing or bad thing,” he really is shooting a cannonball across the bow of the USS Tea Party, especially when Tea Party endorsed candidates like Herman Cain (and Sharron Angle of last fall) brought embarrassment to some in the GOP ranks. Perhaps the Tea Party has won the GOP battle, but some might suggest that they will lose the eventual war against their Democratic foes.

Mike Huckabee slams Glenn Beck

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Mike Huckabee has always been an outsider in the conservative movement. He was pounded by the Club for Growth and other pillars of the establishment when, for a moment, he seemed poised to win the 2008 nomination. The core of the dispute is a real difference over government’s role, which Huckabee thinks should at times be substantial, and which he has at times supported taxes to pay for.

Today’s spat is with Glenn Beck, over Huckabee’s support for Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity initiative.

With both men freed, perhaps, from any sort of Sixth Avenue non-aggression pact, Beck called Huckabee a “progressive,” a fighting word in Beck’s register, and Huckabee responds:

This week Glenn Beck has taken to his radio show to attack me as a Progressive, which he has said is the same as a “cancer” and a “Nazi.” What did I do that apparently caused him to link me to a fatal disease and a form of government that murdered millions of innocent Jews? I had the audacity — not of hope — but the audacity to give respect to the efforts of first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign to address childhood obesity. I’m no fan of her husband’s policies for sure, but I have appreciated her efforts that Beck misrepresented — either out of ignorance or out of a deliberate attempt to distort them to create yet another “boogey man” hiding in the closet that he and only he can see. The first lady’s approach is about personal responsibility — not the government literally taking candy from a baby’s mouth.

He seems to fancy himself a prophet of sorts for his linking so many people and events together to describe a massive global conspiracy for pretty much everything. Sadly, he seems equally inept at recognizing the obvious fact that children are increasingly obese and that we now see clinical evidence of diseases in children that as recent as 20 years ago were found only in adults, such as Type 2 diabetes. The costs to our nation are staggering in increased health care expenses, but it even effects national security with now 75% of young men between the ages of 17 and 24 unfit for military service primarily due to obesity! His ridiculous claim that John McCain and I collaborated and conspired in the 2008 campaign is especially laughable. Is he not aware that McCain and I were competitors — not cohorts? Beck needs to stick to conspiracies that can’t be so easily debunked by facts. Why Beck has decided to aim his overloaded guns on me is beyond me. But he ought to clean his gun and point it more carefully lest it blow up in his face like it did this time.

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FOX Forced To Apologize On Air Over Ron Paul CPAC Video Deception !

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Opps Fox News caught attempting to play down Ron Paul at CPAC this year and deceive us on the response to him winning the straw poll. You’ll see the reaction from 2010 and 2011 on this video below, which will help you see what I’m talking about. Shame on Fox News.

FOX Forced To Apologize On Air Over Ron Paul CPAC Video Deception !

FOX Forced To Apologize On Air Over Ron Paul CPAC Video Deception ! Ron Paul still knocked them out of the park with his answers to the questions regardless of the setup. This is the quality we are going to need in a President in 2012.

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The Threats on Free Speech Begin

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Color of Change Launches “Turn Off Fox” Campaign

In other words, boycott Fox or we boycott you.

Color of Change, the group that cost the Glenn Beck Show over 100 sponsors at home and abroad with their Boycott Beck campaign, have just launched another broadside against Fox News Channel. The latest campaign, Turn Off Fox, calls on individuals to do exactly that, and to sign a petition which will ask businesses and other public establishments across the United States to join them in changing the channel. But will displaying the free sticker that Color of Change will send you as thanks for signing the petition be like wearing a target on your back?

According to the Color of Change website, volunteers will approach neighborhood businesses with copies of the signed petition, along with fact sheets and supporting documents, in the hope that those establishments will realize that supporting Fox will lose them customers. The petition reads,

I won’t play Fox News in my home, and I’m calling on businesses and other public establishments to stop playing Fox. I don’t want Fox spreading hate, lies, and division in my community, and I want to support businesses that are Fox-free.

Idiocy of the Obama Tax Panel

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I overheard Megyn Kelly this morning on Fox bantering how good it would to be able to choose the coverage if she were a “healthy, non-smoker” with the acceptance of removing the “tax exempt” status of health care plans.  The Obama panel has discovered how huge the influx of money would be to retax health care benefits as provided by employers.  Ms. Kelly then added that Fox provided her insurance, so it really didn’t make a flip whether  that tax exemption was removed.

When will these talking heads and pundits listen to the people?  We didn’t set in motion this wave of Washington change to have another tax shelter for the government!!! We voted for LESS government, less taxation, and more representation.  Until they figure out that we don’t want a bigger government, or more ways to steal money from us, the more of them will come home election time.

Leave my tax exempt status alone on my health care…matter of a fact, leave my health care alone period.  Do what you were sent there to do…repeal, remove, unfund…whatever has to be done to get the monkey off OUR backs.

You can begin to recover the government by abolishing waste.  Quit talking about earmarks.  While that’s one of many things that can be eliminated, this government has plenty of fat to cut before trying once again to milk a dollar more out of us.  Listen to what the people said, no taxes, less government, quit spending our grandkids money and if you want more movement of dollars…start cutting in DC.

I get so tired of saying just how simple this is.  I keep hearing that the new people who are coming into Washington don’t know how things work there.  Obviously, there needs to be some retraining, because the ones who are there now forgot how it works too.  It’s not the government, it’s the people.

Forget us again, we’ll prove to the rest of you fat cats that you can come home. Obama is done in 2012,  and yes, eventually Barney and Harry, folks will get enough of you too.

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