Don’t Believe The Hype

(Cross-posted from America Needs Me)

If you are a McCain-Palin supporter these days any exposure to the media can be disheartening. Guess what kids? It’s only going to get worse.

You are going to be under a barrage of negative news telling you that your candidate is doomed and your life sucks because you didn’t fall under the Obama spell. “Hey, don’t even get out of bed loser.”

I think we have established by now that the MSM is not just in the tank for Beloved Leader Obama, they’re naked and spooning with him at this point. They want you to be discouraged and stay home. So when you turn on the TV you’ll hear all about The One’s coronation plans. When you log into your Yahoo! mail you’ll see poll numbers that will make you want to head to Mexico for some cheap Zoloft. The number one show in America this week will be “Barack Obama and the Mantle of Inevitability”.

Just remember this, when I went to lunch on the West coast on Election Day 2004 all the exit polls were telling me that John Kerry was going to be the next POTUS.

This is hardly the time to go underground and hope we don’t all get assigned to ACORN sponsored reeducation camps.

Rasmussen shows Pennsylvania tightening and Ace of Spades HQ has some ideas for working in the home stretch.

The angry, well-organized and deadly serious PUMAS offer some even more encouraging news.

Tonight we spoke with a friend from Hillary Clinton’s campaign who is now working for McCain/Palin — and is specifically working with Democrats for McCain in Pennsylvania. We worked with her in Texas, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania for Hillary and have spent many LONG hours with her in the trenches in all of those states. She’s smart, doesn’t BS, and never lies.

She says the same thing we do: John McCain will win Pennsylvania.

Nothing anywhere or at any time is a given, of course. But that includes an Obama victory. If you’re a sports nut then remember how many experts picked the New York Giants in the Super Bowl. The game still has to be played.

If you can’t get to a swing state and knock on doors, you can make phone calls to the state of your choice all you want between now and then.

Yes, it would be better if McCain was up in the polls right now but he’s not. But we don’t need to hang our heads, cry and get marched right over because we listened to the very MSM that we’re always saying is biased.

One last note:

Extra beer might help.

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Palin Gives Obama A Nickname: ‘Barack the Wealth Spender’

Cross posted from Wake up America

I love it.

Sarah Palin added a little something into her stump speech, something we mentioned yesterday after reading a piece at the NRO, about “Phil the bricklayer”, “Rose the teacher” and hundreds of other people that identify with “Joe the Plumber”.

Long story short for those that somehow missed the talk of who Joe The Plumber is, his name is Joe Wurzelbacher and when Barack Obama came to his street, his driveway, Joe asked Obama a simple question about his tax plan, to which Obama made the comment heard around the world in saying “spread the wealth” which means income redistribution.

Now at Rallies, people are all showing up, plumbers, construction workers, teachers and bricklayers as well as hundreds of other occupations, all wondering why Obama’s answer wasn’t spoken about by the media, but instead they all attacked “Joe” for asking the question.

Caught up? Good.

In that NRO piece yesterday, another name came up, Tito Munoz, a Colombian immigrant who came here and built his American dream. Tito was noticed at a recent rally when he took on the media angrily about their behavior toward Joe, their savaging him for daring ask Obama a question.

Sarah Palin noticed Tito as well it seems and she had some things to say about him.

Palin revealed the new moniker at an outdoor rally in Grand Junction, Colorado, where she also introduced a new working-class hero into the ever-expanding pantheon of “Joe the plumber”-types who oppose to Obama’s tax plan.

His name? Tito Munoz, christened by Palin as “Tito the builder.”

The McCain campaign discovered Munoz on Saturday at a rally in Woodbridge, Virginia, where the Colombian-born construction worker took on a group of reporters for digging into Joe Wurzelbacher’s background after the Toledo-based plumber questioned Obama’s proposal to raise taxes on workers making over $250,000 a year.

Munoz’s stand against the media was detailed by Byron York on the web site of the National Review magazine, and Palin was eager to thrust the tale into the political spotlight.

“Tito is not pleased with how the Barack Obama campaign and some of the media friends there have been roughing up Joe the Plumber,” Palin said, after accusing the Obama campaign of “investigating” Wurzelbacher’s background.

“He has a question of his own, and Barack Obama is not going to like this one either. Tito wants to know, and I quote, he asked, ‘Why the heck are you going after Joe the Plumber? Joe the Plumber has an idea. He has a future. He wants to be something greater. He wants to be something else. Why is that so wrong?’”

“Tito explained that he’s an immigrant from Colombia and he also had this reminder for us,” Palin continued. “He says, quote, ‘Everything is possible in America. I made it.’”

The best part though is the nickname Palin now has given Barack Obama. “Barack the Wealth Spender”, what an appropriate name too. The man that wants to take other peoples hard earned wealth and spread it around, spend it as he sees fit and hand it out like welfare to those that did not earn it.

LA Times is talking about Tito as well:

At a John McCain rally in Virginia on Saturday, Tito Munoz had come to face the enemy: the news media, which had declared war on Joe Wurzelbacher.

“Why the hell are you going after Joe the Plumber?” he yelled at a group of reporters, including my National Review colleague, Byron York. “Joe the Plumber has an idea. He has a future. He wants to be something else. Why is that wrong? Everything is possible in America. I made it. Joe the Plumber could make it even better than me. … I was born in Colombia, but I was made in the U.S.A.”

Lest fools think Obama’s plan is not to take from hard working Americans to hand out to those that did not earn it, here is his tax plan broken down for you, via the Wall Street Journal:

Titled “Obama Talks Nonsense on Tax Cuts

Now, if you have been following this so far, you have learned that people who pay no income tax will get an income tax refund. You have also learned that this check will represent relief for the payroll taxes these people do pay. And you have been assured that this rebate check won’t actually come out of payroll taxes, lest we harm Social Security.

You have to admire the audacity. With one touch of the Obama magic, what otherwise would be described as taking money from Peter to pay Paul is now transformed into Paul’s tax relief. Where a tax cut for payroll taxes paid will not in fact come from payroll taxes. And where all these plans come together under the rhetorical umbrella of “Making Work Pay.”

Not everyone is persuaded. Andrew Biggs is a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a former Social Security Administration official who has written a great deal about Mr. Obama’s plans on his blog (AndrewBiggs.blogspot.com). He notes that to understand the unintended consequences, it helps to remember that while people at the bottom pay a higher percentage of their income in payroll taxes, they are accruing benefits in excess of what they pay in.

“It’s interesting that Mr. Obama calls his plan ‘Making Work Pay,'” says Mr. Biggs, “because the incentives are just the opposite. By expanding benefits for people whose benefits exceed their taxes, you’re increasing their disincentive for work. And you’re doing the same at the top of the income scale, where you are raising their taxes so you can distribute the revenue to others.”

Even more interesting is what Mr. Obama’s “tax cuts” do to Social Security financing. As Mr. Biggs notes, had Mr. Obama proposed to pay for payroll tax relief out of, well, payroll taxes, his plan would never have a chance in Congress. Most members would look at a plan that defunded a trust fund that seniors are counting on for their retirement as political suicide.

And that leads us to the heart of this problem. If the government is going to give tax cuts to 44% of American based on their Social Security taxes — without actually refunding to them the money they are paying into Social Security — Mr. Obama will have to get the funds elsewhere. And this is where “general revenues” turns out to be a more agreeable way of saying “Other People’s Money.”

That is just the beginning of looking into the “fine print” of Barack Obama’s so-called “tax cuts”. He seems to think if he simply changes the name of what he is doing to make it “sound” pretty, people will actually believe him and run around repeating it.

Some idiots actually do too, so he is right in thinking certain folks are too stupid to read the plan and understand the illusion he has created is nothing more than an illusion.

All previous WUA pieces about Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher found here.

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Report: Palin Guilty Of Not Putting A Leash On Todd

Cross Posted from Wake up America

H/T to Theresa C, comment at Flopping Aces for the title of this piece…was too amusing to ignore.

The media is throwing out the term “Abuse of Power” a lot but the 263 page PDF report has some interesting reasoning on that “abuse of power.”

The other 5 page PDF file is here and it is the Counsel for Palin’s response.

Despite blaring headlines, one specific portion of the report states clearly:

I find that, although Walt Monegan’s refusal to fire Trooper Michael Wooten was not the sole reason he was fired by Governor Sarah Palin, it was likely a contributing factor to his termination as Commissioner of Public Safety. In spite of that, Governor Palin’s firing of Commissioner Monegan was a proper and lawful exercise of her constitutional and statutory authority to hire and fire executive branch department heads.

Emphasis mine.

Because I am late getting started today, I will show you some reactions.

One of the most in-depth analysis of this with screen shots of the PDF’s comes from Flopping Aces, so head over and read it, but his title lines give what the bottom line of this truly ends up being “Trooper’gate witchhunt finale: $100K cost to taxpayers… no $5000 fine? No impeachment??”

So what about that impeachment Sen. Hollis French so readily bandied about in the press? Or at least one of the $5000 maximum fines? Again, from today’s ADN:

The chairman of the Legislative Council, Sen. Kim Elton, D-Juneau, said he agreed with Branchflower’s findings but wasn’t ready to suggest there should be any consequences for the governor.

“We don’t charge people, we don’t try people as legislators,” Elton said. Any further action or disciplinary measures, he said, would be up to Palin’s executive branch, the attorney general or the state Personnel Board.

So here we are – $100,000 later – back to the Personnel Board investigation. Right where the dang thing belonged to begin with….

Clinton supporter Larry Johnson from No Quarter, cuts through all the legalese and gets to the heart of the matter, when he puts it all in terms any family man can understand:

Let’s look at this trooper’s record and start with the fact that the investigation of Wooten, which led to his dismissal suspension , started before Sara Palin was elected Governor. And this is not just some messy case of he said/she said. Turns out the Wooten was an out of control law enforcement officer. An investigation of his conduct concluded that he was guilty of the following:

Three incidents of Unbecoming Conduct
Three incidents of Personal Misconduct
One incident of Failure to Perform Duties Properly, Use of Government Property
Two incidents of Conformance to Laws
One incident Use of Alcohol
One incident Operation to Be Prudent and Lawful

These violations included using a taser on his ten-year old stepson, shooting a cow moose without a valid permit, and drinking beer while operating a marked Alaska State Trooper vehicle. (The dude sounds like the cop Seth Rogen played in Superbad.)

If you want to make the case that Palin’s husband should have ignored this clown, who reportedly made threats against the family, then you live in a world I do not know and I do not care to know. I don’t want drunken, angry, law-breaking assholes running around with a gun and badge. Todd Palin. Good on you man, you stood up for your family.

Will this cause McCain/Palin supporters to turn into Obama supporters or stay home and not vote? Nope, not a chance.

Will this push undecideds into voting for Obama? Possibly and just as possibly some will just stay home and not vote at all. Others may decide to read the report for themselves and come to their own conclusions.

With weeks to go until the election, time will tell whether or not people will actually read the report or go around like little robotic lapdogs repeating headlines.

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Sarah Palin To John McCain: ‘Take The Gloves Off’

Cross posted from Wake up America

YouTube URL to the video above, found here.

Over the weekend Sarah Palin made a reference to Barack Obama’s ties to questionable characters, but there is another area where Palin believes John McCain should “take the gloves off”, Obama’s association with his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright.

In the video above Sarah Palin speaks to a crowd of supporters and references, not by name, but by actions, Barack Obama’s association with William Ayers, a man who was a domestic terrorist and part of a group, Weatherman Underground, that quote launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and US Capitol.

Sarah Palin On Obama’s Ties and Associations.

Palin made the point saying one of Obama’s earliest supporters was a domestic terrorist, then going on to say about Obama “This is not a man who sees America as you see it and how I see America. We see America as the greatest force for good in this world. If we can be that beacon of light and hope for others who seek freedom and democracy and can live in a country that would allow intolerance in the equal rights that again our military men and women fight for and die for for all of us. Our opponent though, is someone who sees America it seems as being so imperfect that he’s palling around with terrorists who would target their own country?”

When criticized by the Associated Press for bringing up the association between Obama and Ayers, with their analysis saying Palin brining up Obama’s past associations was, in their view, racist, Palin shot back with “The Associated Press is wrong. The comments are about an association that has been known but hasn’t been talked about, and I think it’s fair to talk about where Barack Obama kicked off his political career, in the guy’s living room.”

As was reported earlier by Barbara Sowell, information is still coming to light about further Ayers/Obama connections.

Those comments received a lot of play in the press over the weekend, but today there is a report from the New York Times’ columnist William Kristol about a conversation he had with Palin, showing that Ayers is not the only topic where Palin believes John McCain and the campaign’s “gloves” should be taken off.

Palin told Kristol the campaign should be more aggressive is telling the American public “who the real Barack Obama is,” stating Obama had played down his relationship with Ayers and then went on to state she believed another important aspect to speak about is Jeremiah Wright.

Jeremiah Wright.

Jeremiah Wright was the pastor for Barack Obama’s church, Trinity United Church of Christ. Obama met Wright and joined his church in the late 1980s, while he was working as a community organizer in Chicago. Wright officiated at the wedding ceremony of Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as their children’s baptism. In 2007 Wright was appointed to Barack Obama’s African American Religious Leadership Committee. In March of 2008, when videos of Wrights controversial sermonds became public, it was announced that Wright would no longer serve as a member of that committee.

Jeremiah Wright hit the headlines, in a massive manner, when videos of some of his sermons went viral on the Internet, showing him saying things like “God Damn America”, speaking of 9/11 and saying it was the chickens coming home to roost and many other comments to which some have said were racially divisive.

On March 14, 2008, Barack Obama wrote an entry at Huffington Post where he denounced the words from Wright, which had become public, and stated in that post “The statements that Rev. Wright made that are the cause of this controversy were not statements I personally heard him preach while I sat in the pews of Trinity or heard him utter in private conversation…”

Four days later, Barack Obama gave a speech and in that speech, he again denounced the words of his former pastor, but refused to denounce the man himself, as well as admitting that he did, indeed, hear controversial comments made by Wright while sitting in his church.

For some, nagging questions remain. Did I know him to be an occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy? Of course. Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes. Did I strongly disagree with many of his political views? Absolutely – just as I’m sure many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests, or rabbis with which you strongly disagreed.

In April, Wright made a series of media appearances, as reported by ABC’s Political Punch, where he dismissed Obama’s criticisms of Wright’s controversial comments, saying Obama was doing so because it was “politically expedient.”

After those appearances from Wright, Obama spoke more forcefully against Jeremiah Wright, saying he was outraged and saddened by his behavior, and in May Obama resigned his membership in the church.

Sarah Palin on Jeremiah Wright.

While speaking with Bill Kristol, he asked Palin if Ayers was a legitimate issue, what about Obama’s long standing association with Jeremiah Wright?

Palin responded by saying “To tell you the truth, Bill, I don’t know why that association isn’t discussed more, because those were appalling things that that pastor had said about our great country, and to have sat in the pews for 20 years and listened to that — with, I don’t know, a sense of condoning it, I guess, because he didn’t get up and leave — to me, that does say something about character. But, you know, I guess that would be a John McCain call on whether he wants to bring that up.”

Many have been speaking out about McCain’s hesitance in regards to Obama’s connection with Jeremiah Wright, especially after Obama himself admitted in an interview with Chris Wallace, it was a “legitimate political issue.”

WALLACE: Question: Do you think that Reverend Wright is just the victim here?

OBAMA: No. I think that people were legitimately offended by some of the comments that he had made in the past. The fact he’s my former pastor I think makes it a legitimate political issue. So I understand that.

I think that it is also true that to run a snippet of 30-second sound bites, selecting out of a 30-year career, simplified and caricatured him and caricatured the church.

And I think that was done in a fairly deliberate way, and that is unfortunate, because as I’ve said before, I have strongly denounced those comments that were the subject of so much attention. I wasn’t in church when he made them.

But I also know that, you know, I go to church not to worship the pastor, to worship God. And that ministry, the church family that’s been built there, does outstanding work, has been, I think, applauded for its outreach to the poor.

He built that ministry, and I think that, you know, people need to take a look at the whole church and the whole man in making these assessments.

At the end of the Kristol/Palin interview, Kristol asked if Palin had any advice for John McCain, she said she would tell him the same thing he told her before she walked out onto the debate stage for the vice presidential debate, which was to have fun and be yourself, then she added one more piece of advice, which was “Take the gloves off. ”

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Sarah Palin To John McCain: ‘Take The Gloves Off’

Cross posted from Wake up America

YouTube URL to the video above, found here.

Over the weekend Sarah Palin made a reference to Barack Obama’s ties to questionable characters, but there is another area where Palin believes John McCain should “take the gloves off”, Obama’s association with his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright.

In the video above Sarah Palin speaks to a crowd of supporters and references, not by name, but by actions, Barack Obama’s association with William Ayers, a man who was a domestic terrorist and part of a group, Weatherman Underground, that quote launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and US Capitol.

Sarah Palin On Obama’s Ties and Associations.

Palin made the point saying one of Obama’s earliest supporters was a domestic terrorist, then going on to say about Obama “This is not a man who sees America as you see it and how I see America. We see America as the greatest force for good in this world. If we can be that beacon of light and hope for others who seek freedom and democracy and can live in a country that would allow intolerance in the equal rights that again our military men and women fight for and die for for all of us. Our opponent though, is someone who sees America it seems as being so imperfect that he’s palling around with terrorists who would target their own country?”

When criticized by the Associated Press for bringing up the association between Obama and Ayers, with their analysis saying Palin brining up Obama’s past associations was, in their view, racist, Palin shot back with “The Associated Press is wrong. The comments are about an association that has been known but hasn’t been talked about, and I think it’s fair to talk about where Barack Obama kicked off his political career, in the guy’s living room.”

As was reported earlier by Barbara Sowell, information is still coming to light about further Ayers/Obama connections.

Those comments received a lot of play in the press over the weekend, but today there is a report from the New York Times’ columnist William Kristol about a conversation he had with Palin, showing that Ayers is not the only topic where Palin believes John McCain and the campaign’s “gloves” should be taken off.

Palin told Kristol the campaign should be more aggressive is telling the American public “who the real Barack Obama is,” stating Obama had played down his relationship with Ayers and then went on to state she believed another important aspect to speak about is Jeremiah Wright.

Jeremiah Wright.

Jeremiah Wright was the pastor for Barack Obama’s church, Trinity United Church of Christ. Obama met Wright and joined his church in the late 1980s, while he was working as a community organizer in Chicago. Wright officiated at the wedding ceremony of Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as their children’s baptism. In 2007 Wright was appointed to Barack Obama’s African American Religious Leadership Committee. In March of 2008, when videos of Wrights controversial sermonds became public, it was announced that Wright would no longer serve as a member of that committee.

Jeremiah Wright hit the headlines, in a massive manner, when videos of some of his sermons went viral on the Internet, showing him saying things like “God Damn America”, speaking of 9/11 and saying it was the chickens coming home to roost and many other comments to which some have said were racially divisive.

On March 14, 2008, Barack Obama wrote an entry at Huffington Post where he denounced the words from Wright, which had become public, and stated in that post “The statements that Rev. Wright made that are the cause of this controversy were not statements I personally heard him preach while I sat in the pews of Trinity or heard him utter in private conversation…”

Four days later, Barack Obama gave a speech and in that speech, he again denounced the words of his former pastor, but refused to denounce the man himself, as well as admitting that he did, indeed, hear controversial comments made by Wright while sitting in his church.

For some, nagging questions remain. Did I know him to be an occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy? Of course. Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes. Did I strongly disagree with many of his political views? Absolutely – just as I’m sure many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests, or rabbis with which you strongly disagreed.

In April, Wright made a series of media appearances, as reported by ABC’s Political Punch, where he dismissed Obama’s criticisms of Wright’s controversial comments, saying Obama was doing so because it was “politically expedient.”

After those appearances from Wright, Obama spoke more forcefully against Jeremiah Wright, saying he was outraged and saddened by his behavior, and in May Obama resigned his membership in the church.

Sarah Palin on Jeremiah Wright.

While speaking with Bill Kristol, he asked Palin if Ayers was a legitimate issue, what about Obama’s long standing association with Jeremiah Wright?

Palin responded by saying “To tell you the truth, Bill, I don’t know why that association isn’t discussed more, because those were appalling things that that pastor had said about our great country, and to have sat in the pews for 20 years and listened to that — with, I don’t know, a sense of condoning it, I guess, because he didn’t get up and leave — to me, that does say something about character. But, you know, I guess that would be a John McCain call on whether he wants to bring that up.”

Many have been speaking out about McCain’s hesitance in regards to Obama’s connection with Jeremiah Wright, especially after Obama himself admitted in an interview with Chris Wallace, it was a “legitimate political issue.”

WALLACE: Question: Do you think that Reverend Wright is just the victim here?

OBAMA: No. I think that people were legitimately offended by some of the comments that he had made in the past. The fact he’s my former pastor I think makes it a legitimate political issue. So I understand that.

I think that it is also true that to run a snippet of 30-second sound bites, selecting out of a 30-year career, simplified and caricatured him and caricatured the church.

And I think that was done in a fairly deliberate way, and that is unfortunate, because as I’ve said before, I have strongly denounced those comments that were the subject of so much attention. I wasn’t in church when he made them.

But I also know that, you know, I go to church not to worship the pastor, to worship God. And that ministry, the church family that’s been built there, does outstanding work, has been, I think, applauded for its outreach to the poor.

He built that ministry, and I think that, you know, people need to take a look at the whole church and the whole man in making these assessments.

At the end of the Kristol/Palin interview, Kristol asked if Palin had any advice for John McCain, she said she would tell him the same thing he told her before she walked out onto the debate stage for the vice presidential debate, which was to have fun and be yourself, then she added one more piece of advice, which was “Take the gloves off. ”

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Where’s Barney?

(Cross-posted from America Needs Me)

Throwing up in my mouth a little

The Botox Hag (D-CA) was just on the tube telling me that we’re now going to get to the bottom of why this crisis started in the first place. How? Barney Frank is going to hold hearings.

That’s like Hitler presiding over the Nuremberg Trials (shut up, pansies, I’m not saying that Barney Frank is Hitler. Being Barney Frank is bad enough.) Unless the hearings involve just Barney Frank and a mirror they are a sham.

My biggest question is this: why in God’s name isn’t John McCain telling you this?

He is about to piss away an election over what should be the single biggest issue advantage he has. Bigger than national security, energy, taxes and Maverick sainthood combined.

McCain and Sarah Palin shouldn’t let two sentences out of their mouths about the economy without mentioning a) the Democrats who ignored all the warnings while b) McCain was proposing prescient oversight legislation.

Specifics, please. “I fought for reform” isn’t good enough. “I proposed this bill on this date and here’s what Chris Dodd said,” is where he needs to be going now.

I’ve been watching this unfold and have been dumbfounded. They either start hammering this point or make vacation plans for Nov. 5th.

There is a theory out there that I hope is true. Ace of Spades HQ (my favorite site after elfshaving.com) is where I saw it first. It posits that McCain is just holding out, acting all presidential until the Monster passed both houses and then start up with the finger-pointing.

Well, the fingers had better be getting ready. And they have to point better than this. I usually post these ads here on the site but this one is so limp that a Viagra IV couldn’t help it.

Just checked the reader and saw a new post from Michelle Malkin expressing the same frustration.

I have contacted the campaign by email and phone today telling them that I wouldn’t be volunteering down the home stretch if this they don’t start pressing this advantage. It’s time to clog their phone lines with this message: 703-418-2008. Steve Schmidt’s mailbox is currently full. Press the volunteer option and tell them you’d love to but not until they pull their heads out.

I’ve been championing a fighter pilot for president.

Time for him to fight, already.

Charley Gibson Catches "Holy" Hell

(From America Needs Me)

Got this from Ace. Grab a twelve pack and make an evening out of watching this over and over. If you live in a neighborhood like mine you might want to go outside and tackle a whining liberal or two and “Clockwork Orange” them into watching.

When smug talkingturd Gibson hit Sarah Palin with his brain-dead monkey “Are we in a holy war?” question last week I thought I was going to have to fly to New York and smack him myself. But that’s how I react to things in my often retro-juvenile way. Thankfully, I had a free cocktail mixer to get to so I was even more easily distracted than usual. Now Newt Gingrich (it appears he’s behind this video) has given a more subtle smacking to Gibson.

The message to Gibson and the MSM brain trust that has no brains and deserves no trust is simple: it’s OK to pray and talk about God and our troops in the same breath. People do it all the time. Presidents do it all the time.

If you do tackle any liberals you might have to explain who Abraham Lincoln was and give them a quick background on the Declaration of Independence part.