Whatever Happened to the Tea Party?

An Excellent Spirit has posted on the Tea Party phenomenon. Here and here. We have also written about our “Unhyphenated America, Tea Party leader, Lloyd Marcus Notwithstanding all we have done, the lamestream media seems to have lost track of the Tea Party, even writing that the Tea Party was over, lost its mojo and no longer a factor.   Here and Here. The problem with all that rhetoric is that it is just that. What the lamestream media does not know is that the Tea Party members in groups across the nation have gone nowhere but back to work. The work of defeating President Obama and electing US Senators and Congressmen in all states, but especially in the so-called “swing” or “battleground” states.

Wikipedia gives us our first hintScott Rasmussen says that, the bailouts of banks by the Bush and Obama administrations triggered the Tea Party’s rise in 2007-2008. Then in early 2009, the mortgage crises triggered another Tea Party wave of meetings as people lost houses to banks that were getting bailed out. Then Fox News called many of the protests in 2009 “FNC Tax Day Tea Parties” which it promoted on air and sent speakers to. This was to include then-host Glenn Beck, though Fox came to discourage him from attending later events. This led to the 2010 Elections which the Tea Party dominated in many races in many states. What has happened to the Tea Party since the beginning of 2011? There have not been large boisterous rallies. There have not been passionate issue meetings. Many Congressional candidates have dispensed  with town halls or meetings with constituents to avoid the Tea Party’s questions. Has the Tea Party died down? Is it like the smoldering embers of yesterday’s bright fire? Just a bunch of hot coals, but nothing more?

An Excellent Spirit knows otherwise. In February 2011, Wikipedia relates that the Tea Party Patriots organized and hosted the American Policy Summit in Phoenix, Arizona. In September 2011, CNN and Tea Party Express co-hosted a Republican primary debate among presidential candidates which featured questions from various Tea Party groups. In March 2012, Incumbent Rep. Jean Schmidt was defeated in the primary for Ohio’s 2nd congressional district by tea-party backed Brad Wenstrup, an Iraq Veteran and podiatrist. Also in March 2012, tea-party backed Incumbent Rep. Don Manzullo was defeated in the primary election for the new Illinois’s 16th congressional district by first-term incumbent and former tea-party favourite Rep. Adam Kinzinger. In April 2012, Sen. Orrin Hatch, seeking renomination, received less than 60% of the vote of the Utah state Republican convention, forcing a primary election. Hatch easily defeated the Tea Party candidate Dan Liljenquist. In May 2012, tea party favorite Richard Mourdock defeated long-serving Sen. Richard Lugar in the Indiana Senate GOP primary with a 20% margin of victory. With an endorsement from Sarah Palin and the help of the Tea Party, Nebraska’s Deb Fischer pulled off an upset victory in that state’s 2012 Senate race. Her opponents, Attorney General Jon Bruning, and state Treasurer Don Stenberg, each spent well in excess of $1 million, where as Fischer spent $100,000, augmented by twice that much in SuperPAC spending from Chicago Cubs part-owner Joe Ricketts. Fischer currently leads Democratic challenger former Sen. Bob Kerrey by 10 points. Tea party candidate for Senate Ted Cruz got enough of the primary vote in Texas to force a run-off vote against establishment GOP candidate David Dewhurst in May 2012. Cruz defeated Dewhurst in the runoff election with a 14% margin of victory. The “grass-roots activists who identify to a large extent with the leaderless tea party movement” played a part in Scott Walker‘s election to Governor of Wisconsin in 2010 as well as his recall election victory in 2012.  A FOX News exit poll showed Tea Party support was a key part of Walker’s win in 2012, just as it was in 2010.

 In Atlanta, the Tea Party partnered with the NAACP and the Sierra Club to defeat the $7.2 billion dollar Transportation Investment Act in June 2012.  The act had the support of both Democratic and Republican “establishment” politicians. The act was supported with $8 million used to sell the project to the public, while the Tea Party had only $15,000.00 to oppose it. With concerns that much of the act would do little to improve Atlanta’s transportation problems, it was defeated with a 63% “no” vote. In Pennsylvania, Tea Party activists and FreedomWorks pushed for a law that would allow businesses to provide student tuition grants for school-choice in return for tax credits. The law was signed by Gov. Tom Corbett on June 30. In Missouri, tea party supporter Todd Akin won a three-way contest to become the GOP nominee to challenge incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill in the fall. One of Akin’s main rivals was another tea party candidate, Sarah Steelman, whose backers included the Tea Party Express and Sarah Palin. In August, presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney selected Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice-presidential running mate. The move was praised by the Tea Party Express, the Tea Party Patriots, Sarah Palin, as well as many other Tea Party groups. In Wisconsin, establishment Republican and former governor Tommy Thompson won that state’s GOP Senate primary, defeating Eric Hovde and former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann, in August. Hovde, who finished second, had the backing of Freedomworks. Neumann, who finished third, had the backing of the Tea Party Express, the Club for Growth, and Sen. Jim DeMint. Finally, In Florida, former veterinarian and Tea Party supporter Ted Yoho defeated 12-term GOP Rep. Cliff Stearns in the GOP primary in August. Thereafter the pundits and analysts weighed in. William J. Bennett, contributing an opinion on CNN, stated “The public sector union machine, once a colossus of Democratic power, looks weak in the wake of Walker’s triumph. With mandatory union dues now extinct, union membership has withered in Wisconsin. AFSCME’s Local 24 in Madison has seen its ranks drop from 22,300 to 7,100, while AFSCME’s statewide membership has been cut in half. In short, Walker has broken the long running cycle of handoffs and paybacks between union leadership and state politicians. … Local tea party groups, like the Racine tea party, and national groups, such as Americans for Prosperity, have hosted dozens of rallies for Walker, recruiting volunteers from around the country and pouring in campaign donations in unparalleled numbers. Any rumors of a tea party demise have been short-lived.”

The victory of Tea Party candidate Richard Mourdock over long-time establishment incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar has put the Republican party in jeopardy of losing their once safe seat in Indiana. Polling shows Mourdock to be in a statistical tie with Democratic challenger Rep. Joe Donnelly. Whilst in Missouri, a seat that the GOP needs to win in order to retake the Senate and where the Incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill is seen as very vulnerable, the Republican nominee Todd Akin, once surging ahead of McCaskill in the polls, caused controversy with his legitimate rape remarks. The once easily winnable seat for the Republicans, has now turned into a deadheat.  All of this has caused many in the lamestream media (wishful thinking) and the political scientific adademia that make a living teaching, but being mostly wrong about races, to say the Tea Party has sort of lost its mojo and energy. They say that “Tea party activities have declined since 2010. According to Harvard professor Theda Skocpol, membership in Tea Party chapters across the country has slipped from about 1,000 to 600, but that this is still “a very good survival rate.” Mostly, Tea Party organizations are said to have shifted away from national demonstrations to local issues. A shift in the operational approach used by the Tea Party has also affected the movement’s visibility, with chapters placing more emphasis on the mechanics of policy and getting candidates elected rather than staging public events. Despite the fact that political people wishing to win an election must swing from getting attention and primaries to getting their vote to the polls, the MSM is still dumbing down the movement. “The tea party’s involvement in the 2012 GOP presidential primaries was minimal, owing to divisions over whom to endorse as well as lack of enthusiasm for all the candidates. Which is not to say the 2012 GOP ticket hasn’t had an influence on the Tea Party: following the selection of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney‘s vice-presidential running mate, the New York Times declared that the once fringe of the conservative coalition, Tea Party lawmakers are now “indisputably at the core of the modern Republican Party.” That is a short, not always precisely accurate recap, but it will suffice to give our readers a good picture. What is important is what is next. What can the Tea Party do in November. Can they register enough new voters? We call them “stealth voters” because they mostly have not participated in past elections and cannot be polled, forecast or expected by the other side. Can they expand their voter base and voter lists and can they get their millions of voters to the polls?

If they do, they will most certainly change this and future elections. Most swing or battle ground states will be won by fewer than 5-7% of the votes cast in that state. If the Tea Party can register and get another 10% new, previously unknown voters to the polls, they could overturn the whole apple cart. The Tea Party Congress Freshman Class of 2011 could easily become the US Senate Tea Party Freshman Class of 2013 and the Tea Party President of 2013. 

Brietbart Big Government has this article that says that 41 million Tea Party Americans will vote in the Presidential Election and in the US Senate and House races in the states. “The Tea Party is regularly ridiculed and declared “dead” by the mainstream press and their elitist allies in Washington and Hollywood. Not surprisingly, when Tea Partiers show up and rally by the thousands, they get all but ignored, while 30 Occupy Wall Street crazies in masks will always get wall-to-wall coverage and admiration. TV shows and movies take cheap shots at Tea Party conservatives, often linking them to murder-of-the-week cases on insipid crime procedurals or dismissing them as “birthers.” But a new Associated Press poll shows tea party supporters may have the last laugh in November. The AP/GFK poll shows that 31% of likely voters consider themselves Tea Party supporters. With 131 million votes cast in the 2008 elections, that translates into an incredible voting bloc of 41 million Tea Party supporters waiting to cast ballots. These voters have already made their voices heard in Wisconsin earlier this year, as well as in Republican primaries in Texas and Nebraska. That 31% of likely voters figure is greater than the 19% who described themselves as either strongly or somewhat liberal. Surprisingly, liberals have escaped media characterization as being a small, fringe-like group with little power or influence. At 19% of likely voters, self-described liberals would have a turnout of 25 million voters, some 16 million fewer voters than the Tea Party. The good news for Mitt Romney and other Republican hopefuls is that the Tea Party supporters also appear ready to turn out in much higher numbers than all other voters. For instance, while they only made up 23% of the initial polling sample, which was a sample of all adults, their numbers improve as unlikely voters were removed by the AP from the data. When unregistered and unlikely voters were taken out of the poll, their share of the vote increased by 35%, to nearly one-third of the voting population.”

The University of Colorado has an election model they say has correctly predicted every election back to 1980. They say Romney will win and win handily. “University of Colorado Professors Ken Bickers and Michael Berry have quite a set of bragging rights up their sleeve – namely, they’ve devised a mathematical model of the Electoral College that has predicted every Presidential race correctly since Ronald Reagan won the Presidency in 1980. And despite recent polls showing the presidential race deadlocked both nationally and in key swing states, Bickers and Berry‘s model shows a race that isn’t even close. According to them, not only will Mitt Romney win, but he will win big, taking 320 Electoral Votes to President Obama’s 218 – a result almost as decisive as President Obama’s win against Senator John McCain in 2008.

If these figures bear any relation to what actually happens on November 6th, we are in for a Tea Party, the like of which would cause the Queen of Hearts to bring out her finest setting. That said, An Excellent Spirit says again, Remember in November and VOTE! Your life and the lives of your children and grandchildren depend on it!

Lamestream Media Abandons Its Job and Americans

An Excellent Spirit has repeatedly told our readers that our media will never tell us the truth. The so-called “Fifth Estate” has become a “progressive” media relations apologist, and dream team, almost without exception. It is nauseating and harmful to “us”. And we are not the only ones who have noticed. This article in The Anchoress, a Catholic blog, says that the MSM is threatening the country by its extreme bias and shoddy reporting of the truth, even a little of the truth. Pat Caddell is a Democratic pollster. He is also a consultant to TV shows like The West Wing. Caddell is a frequent guest on Fox News and other networks. Look at the video clip of Caddell at a recent Heritage Foundation appearance. It is short but says it all. The Anchoress then quotes Caddell  in her post.

Pat Caddell speaks truth. “First of all, we’ve had 9 days of lies…If a president of either party…had had a terrorist incident and gotten on an airplane [after remarks] and flown off to a fundraiser in Las Vegas, they would have been crucified…it should have been, should have been, the equivalent, for Barack Obama, of George Bush’s “flying over Katrina” moment. But nothing was said at all. Nothing will be said. […] It is [unacceptable] to specifically decide that you will not tell the American people information they have a right to know. [The MSM] has made themselves the enemy of the American people. It is a threat to the very future of the country; we’ve crossed a new and frightening line on the slippery slope, and it needs to be talked about.”

Read the whole thing and do not say An Excellent Spirit did not tell you, because we have, over and over again. Stay tuned for more.

Update – What Won’t The Lamestream Media Do?

An Excellent Spirit saw this MSNBC news clip of Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney and his Vice-Presidential running mate, Paul Ryan. The only problem is that MSNBC doctored and edited the tape its viewers saw to make it look like Romney had to correct his running mate and was less popular than Ryan. When you look at the un-doctored version, the precise opposite is true. It may not seem like a big thing, but it is. That doctored clip was picked up and re-aired as if it was genuine. It is one more example of the lamestream media showing all Americans that they are in the bank for President Obama and will do anything and everything to re-elect Obama. This Gopusa story highlights the sorry tale. “MSNBC is at it again. Make no mistake. This is NOT a legitimate news service. In their zeal to get Barack Obama reelected, they will stoop to anything including making up news stories. They’ve done it to make Mitt Romney look out of touch, and, in this latest incident, they attempt to make him look less popular than running mate Paul Ryan.” Watch the video. It starts out with the MSNBC report.             “Note that they added “Ryan… Ryan” to their footage and drowned out the people’s actual voices. Their claim? That Romney had to insert his name so that he didn’t feel left out. Wrong! As you can see, Romney was adding RYAN’S name to the chant, not inserting his own. It’s simply pathetic what MSNBC is doing. “

We wrote about the Tea Party and their 41 million voters that they expect to vote in November. This Tea Party blog picked up the same MSNBC video and posted it for their readers. An Excellent Spirit hopes the sorry story brings another million or so out to vote. As it is today, Americans cannot trust anything they read or see. MSNBC is owned and staffed by NBC (The National Broadcasting Corp.) people, including their entire news lineup. For shame, Peacock! 

Update: Jewish Leaders Doubt Obama’s America

With everything that has been going awry with President Obama’s Middle East policy and the United States’ relationship with Israel, An Excellent Spirit saw this Tea Party article about Jewish leaders meeting with the President early in the Obama Administration. The article refers to a Republican Jewish group, “The Republican Jewish Coalition — a group backed by the casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and a few other wealthy GOP donors — has opened a campaign in battleground states to persuade Jewish voters to turn away from President Obama and support Mitt Romney.

The group said its effort, called “My Buyer’s Remorse,” includes a $5 million television ad buy in Ohio (specifically Cleveland), South Florida, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) and Nevada (Las Vegas) that will continue through Nov. 5. 

It also includes a direct-mail brochure to voters saying Obama is “wrong on Israel, wrong on our economy.”

First among the statements answering its question “Why is Barack Obama wrong for us?” is that he “refuses to acknowledge Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.” Watch the video here.

And it you believe this one, I’ll tell you another BIG one! 

Today’s Humor

It’s about time they changed the Seal to reflect what the President likes to do best! Over a hundred times in three+ years. Who but Pro’s do that?

That’s all I can do. I’ve tried ignoring it and talking about everything but that. This is all that I have left!

Nothing is working! Let’s tell them what we really want to do!

Knowing President Obama – Doing the Job of Vetting the President

 An Excellent Spirit has posted on American’s limited and fabricated knowledge on the man who sits in the White House. Now, we begin a new series on President Obama based on the Washington Examiner’s comprehensive articles on our President. It is the best we have seen in one place. We highly recommend that every American read these articles before you vote! 

In the Examiner’s Introduction, they say “Over the years and in two autobiographies, Obama has presented himself to the world as many things, including radical community organizer, idealistic civil rights lawyer, dynamic reformer in the Illinois and U.S. senates, and, finally, the cool presidential voice of postpartisan hope and change.” “But beyond the spin and the polls, a starkly different picture emerges. It is a portrait of a man quite unlike his image, not a visionary reformer but rather a classic Chicago machine pol who thrives on rewarding himself and his friends with the spoils of public office, and who uses his position to punish his enemies.” Part One “A childhood of privilege, not hardship”, punctures the Obama the son of poverty narrative “we” have been spoon fed by the lamestream media. “First lady Michelle Obama told the Democratic National Convention that ‘Barack and I were both raised by families who didn’t have much in the way of money or material possessions.” It is a claim the president has repeated in his books, on the speech-making circuit and in countless media interviews. The Examiner Part One goes on, “By his account, he grew up in a broken home with a single mom, struggled for years as a child in an impoverished Third World country and then was raised by his grandparents in difficult circumstances.” Tellingly, Obama has never lived in a black neighborhood. Maraniss reported in his book that when leftist activist Jerry Kellman interviewed Obama for a community organizing job in Chicago, he asked Obama how he felt about living and working in the black community for the first time in his life. Obama accepted the job but chose not to live among those he would be organizing. Instead, he commuted 90 minutes each way daily from his apartment in Chicago’s famous Hyde Park to the Altgeld Gardens housing project where he worked.
It was an early instance of Obama presenting himself one way while acting in quite a different way.” Emphasis ours.

Finally we must remind our readers that Brietbart.com has been doing the job of vetting our President that the lamestream media and everyone else has failed to do thus far. Little wonder why our President is so at home in Hollywood and so indifferent to the suffering of African-American people with unemployment and poverty. Here and here and here.

An Excellent Spirit will have more. We will bring our readers all of Examiner’s series on our Hollywood President. “We” only have a little over five weeks to Election Day in which to get the job done. Stay tuned.

The Lamestream Media and “their” Polls

An Excellent Spirit has many times told our readers that Americans should not trust or believe the polls! The simple fact that polls are paid for and published by lamestream media outlets (“them”), should tell “us” all we need to know. What else can “we” expect? The very best of the polling outfits, Gallup and Rasmussen are themselves dependent upon the “model”or assumptions that they make in each poll. This story shows the shock that accompanies a poll “they” have labored to obscure or prevent the public from seeing.  “The political world is abuzz today about a new poll released by Rasmussen Reports showing Mitt Romney five percentage points ahead of pro-abortion President Barrack Obama in the race for the White House. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney attracting 49% of the vote, while President Obama earns support from 44%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. The numbers are similar to the 49% to 43% advantage Romney enjoys on the question of who is trusted more to handle the economy — the issue driving the 2012 presidential election.”

Today An Excellent Spirit is publishing an alternative source that “we” can use to keep “them” honest. It shows their latest, updated data on the polls, as of September 29th. Look at it carefully, it is quite revealing, as you will never find these results published in the lamestream media. Shouldn’t “we” be asking ourselves why the lamestream media does not know of these folks and have access to their data? The answer, of course, is that if An Excellent Spirit does, the lamestream media does, too! They just will not publicize anything that disagrees with their pro-Obama narrative. Period. End of Story.

An Excellent Spirit tells our readers again, do not trust or depend on the polls! “We” must make up our own minds by getting information, praying and most of all Voting on November 6th!  Stay tuned, we will have more.

Obama Spends Like A Drunken President

President Obama has spent more than any other President on himself, his wife and his staff. “For all his talk about cutting the deficit, President Barack Obama has been anything but shy about spending taxpayers’ money lavishly — and not just on favored political constituencies. According to the Daily Caller, last year taxpayers had to fork over a whopping $1.4 billion just to pay the expenses of the president, his family, and his staff. British taxpayers, meanwhile, were soaked for a relatively trifling $57.8 million to keep the House of Windsor in tea and crumpets. While Obama is only the latest in a long line of chief executives to enjoy the high life at taxpayer expense, “the amount of money spent on the first family … has risen tremendously under the Obama administration and needs to be reined in,” Robert Keith Gray, author of Presidential Perks Gone Royal, told the Daily Caller. The $1.4 billion, Gray said, represents the “total cost of the presidency,” including the tab for the “biggest staff in history at the highest wages ever,” a 50-percent rise in the number of appointed “czars,” and an Air Force One “running with the frequency of a scheduled air line.” Read the whole thing here.  Whether it is over 100 rounds of golf at exclusive Country Clubs surrounded by Secret Service, multiple Hollywood fundraisers, five or six yearly vacations at the taxpayer’s costs for Michelle and the kids or expensive clothes for Michelle Obama to go on the View or Letterman or party with Jay Z and Beyonce, the lamestream media will not report the scandalous amount of taxpayer’s money that the Obamas spend. “Michelle Antoinette?” This is only one of the questions that the lamestream media will not ask. It is only asked by the alternative media and the bloggers. “Arguably the most vitriolic verbal volley that has come Obama’s way was from New York Daily News columnist and blogger Andrea Tantaros. She likened the First Lady to French queen Marie Antoinette, who was famously extravagant with her spending. “To be clear,” wrote Tantaros, “what the Obamas do with their money is one thing; what they do with ours is another. Transporting and housing the estimated 70 Secret Service agents who will flank the material girl will cost the taxpayers a pretty penny.” She added, “Michelle Obama seems more like a modern-day Marie Antoinette … than an average mother of two.” Read more

The President and his First Lady, while claiming they came from poverty, certainly do not want the minority community to know how lavishly they live while the rest of us worry about what we will do. All Americans seeing this should ask themselves, “Why?” before they vote!

US Marine Corporal Dakota Meyer – American Hero

This is a picture of American Marine Dakota Meyer receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor. It is the highest military honor given and Corporal Meyer earned it by his bravery in Afghanistan in 2009. Talk about an excellent spirit!

An Excellent Spirit knows that there are many heroes, both on and off the battlefields of the world. This Newsmax story and video is one of the best. We join all Americans saying “Well done!”  Be sure to watch the video of the first living U.S. Marine to receive the Medal of Honor in 42 years. God bless all our men and women that protect and serve. God bless America and all Americans.

Today’s Humor


Hey! Look! Remember Clint’s Empty Chair? It’s at the United Nations now!

I guess he can’t go to the UN for the usual reason. He’s Golfer in Chief!

Pay no attention to the fireworks out there, Ladies.  I just flew in from Pebble Beach and it’s warm and sunny. Just like it is in here. 

 

Today at the UN General Assembly – Bibi and The Bomb

The most important and memorable speech at this week’s Untied Nation’s General Assembly was the speech of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu on Thursday, September 28th. To see the entire speech, go here. Netanyahu spoke at length about Israel’s view of the situation in the Middle East and had much to say about the prospects of Iran acquiring a nuclear bomb. The most memorable moment of the address was Bibi’s almost comical visual of a bomb that he used to demonstrate Iran’s progress in building the bomb. We post a smaller segment of this part of today’s speech here

What was perhaps most significant was what Netanyahu’s words did not say. He did not threaten or prognosticate about what Israel would do. He did not speculate. He said the world would not be able to deal with a nuclear armed Iran.  He did say that Israeli intelligence did not know the location of the Iranian underground site or sites that are building the centrifuges necessary to the nuclear bomb technology. He said that it was probable that Israel could not take those deeply buried facilities. Then he said what was unmistakable. He said that Iran could not be permitted to enrich the three separate grades of uranium necessary to weaponize a nuclear bomb. He intimated, without actually saying it, that Israel knew or would know the exact location of those over ground uranium enrichment facilities are in Iran. Most of all, Netanyahu left no confusion over what Israel would do in that case. Using his visual, he drew a red line below the final 10% of highly enriched uranium that any nuclear bomb must have.

Is there anyone, anywhere, that has any doubt that Israel will strike with sufficient force and strength to achieve its security and prevent Iran from the enrichment of the final 10%? That is what was so significant today. Today the United Nations heard the unmistakable promise of a world leader to protect his people by preventing Iran from the final step, no matter what. Netanyahu was affable, friendly and calm. Netanyahu was also confident, informative and absolutely credible. The lines have been drawn. The course is clear. Netanyahu does not have any belief that sanctions or further negotiations will work. If the UN or the US or anyone else will not do so, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu today drew a red line beyond which Israel today said that Iran will be permitted to advance. You can view the stark segment of the speech that lays out what is now happening with Iran’s nuclear program here

The question for Americans is what will the Obama Administration’s America do? When will it be too late to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear bomb? These and other questions are much clearer to the United Nations and the United States after today’s historic speech by “Bibi” Netanyahu. An Excellent Spirit knows that America must not waver in our support of Israel. It is absolutely critical that all Americans understand the importance of Israel to our continued prosperity, even survival and success as a nation and a free people, even if our President and his Administration do not. “We” must demand that “they” support Israel and do what is necessary to prevent Israel from “being wiped off the map”. “We” must never again permit a holocaust to murder Jews. Our future and our survival in God’s pantheon of nations is at stake. Stay tuned. And pray there will not be war in the Middle East. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Is President Obama a Con Man? Ask Thomas Sowell

An Excellent Spirit has posted many times on the brilliant Stanford Senior Fellow, Professor Thomas Sowell. Professor Sowell has another article on President Barack Obama. His latest, this National Review piece, “Barack Obama – Confidence Man” is a stinger. “Much puzzling behavior by Barack Obama falls into place when we go behind the image that he projects (““Obama 1”“) to the factual reality of the man’s whole life and thrust (“Obama 2”). Obama himself is well aware of the nature and importance of his image. In his own words, “I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.” An 18th-century philosopher put the matter bluntly: “When I speak, I put on a mask. When I act, I am forced to take it off.” Many of Barack Obama’s actions as president of the United States reflect neither political expediency nor an attempt to promote the best interests of the American people. Take, for example, his bowing low from the waist to foreign leaders. No president of the United States had ever done that before. It gained Obama nothing with the voters, nor was there any reason to think that he expected it to. Why then did he do it? What did it accomplish? It brought the United States down a peg, in the eyes of the world, something that he has sought to do in many other ways.”  Emphasis ours.

Sowell has studied President Obama carefully and it shows: “It is not just the United States, but the Western world in general, including Israel, that needs to be brought down a peg, from the standpoint of the ideology prevalent among the people with whom Barack Obama has allied himself consistently for decades.” The good Stanford Professor goes on to explain, “How has Obama gotten away with so many things that are foreign to American beliefs and traditions? It is partly because of a quiescent media, which shares many of his ideological views and is focused on the symbolism of his being “the first black President.” But part of his success must be credited — if that is the word — to his own rhetorical talents and his ability to project an image that many people accept and welcome. The role of a confidence man is not to convince skeptics, but to help the gullible believe what they want to believe. Most of what Barack Obama says sounds very persuasive if you don’t know the facts — and often sounds like sheer nonsense if you do. But he is not trying to convince skeptics, nor is he worried about looking ridiculous to informed people who won’t vote for him anyway. This is a source of much polarization between those who see and accept Obama 1 and those who see through that facade to Obama 2.” An Excellent Spirit has said it before: Obama says he is our 4th greatest President. The lamestream media says he is the smartest President ever. We highly doubt both approbations, but in any case would pay to see President Con Man Obama debate Professor Bubble Buster Sowell. In the final analysis, this Election may well come down to whether America sees President Obama for what he is, Con Man, Apologizer and Appeaser with a mission of taking America down or Christ like savior who can move mountains, inspire thrills and faints and stay above all truth, facts and inconvenient realities like a failed foreign policy or a failed, non-existent economic policy. America’s future as a nation and a people hang in the balance. God, please bless the United States of America in its hour of decision.

An Excellent Spirit has told our readers that Thomas Sowell is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University, the author of dozens of good books on economics and a brilliant columnist and commentator for over 50 years.

Enemies Inside the Gate of the White House

An Excellent Spirit has read this Accuracy In Media story on several recent White House guests of the Obama Administration. “On Friday, March 30, 2012, Hisham Y. Altalib visited the White House. According to visitor logs, Altalib was received by Joshua DuBois, the director of President Obama’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Four days later, White House officials welcomed a foreign delegation of the radical Sharia-enforcing Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt.The White House meeting with overseas Muslim Brotherhood leaders was reported in April by a few mainstream journalists and questioned loudly by conservative media. But the White House confab in March with U.S.-based Altalib — which appears to be a prep session with the global Muslim Brotherhood’s American advance team — has received no attention until now. Emphasis ours. So, who is Hisham Yahya Altalib? What is his agenda? And why exactly did the Obama administration conduct domestic “faith-based” outreach with this Muslim Brotherhood figure in Virginia, who just happens to be 1) tied to bloody jihad and 2) a major contributor to the left-wing Center for Constitutional Rights, the group of jihadi-sympathizing lawyers who helped spring suspected Benghazi terror plotter Abu Sufian bin Qumu from Gitmo.”

In light of the recent events in Cairo, Benghazi and the violence around the world by Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda sympathizers, it is time that someone held the Obama Administration’s feet to the fire they have ignited by their ignorance, appeasement and apologies the world over. The article continues with further information about Hisham Yahya Atalib, “Altalib is also a founding member of the SAAR Foundation and the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). Last year, his online biography proudly notes, he was “awarded the ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) Community Service Award.” The Saudi-subsidized ISNA is regarded as the primary U.S. umbrella group for Muslim Brotherhood fronts and was named specifically by the global MB godfathers as a key player in their “Grand Jihad” strategy of infiltration from within. SAAR was founded in Herndon, Va., in 1983 as part of a radical Islamic charity front for Saudi financiers called the SAFA Group. The feds raided SAAR’s offices in 2002 as part of Operation Green Quest. Investigators confiscated 500 boxes and seven trucks’ worth of documents illuminating the network’s terror ties to the Al Taqwa Bank (a Swiss-based Muslim bank suspected of funding the 9/11 plot) and the Muslim Brotherhood. Emphasis ours.

Here, the plot thickens. “Fast-forward five short years. Qumu is now the lead suspect in the 9/11/12 attack on our U.S. consulate in Benghazi that resulted in the murders of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, consular official Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs/private security contractors Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. In the wake of this month’s terrorist attacks on our Egyptian embassy, Libyan consulate and Afghan air base, the jihad helpers at CCR are stone silent.”

The connections are solid, with no doubt. Add these links to the fact of Huma Abedin, US Secretary of State Clinton’s top advisor and a frequent source of advice for Valerie Jarrett and the President is the daughter of the Muslim Brotherhood’s woman’s division founder and it is apparent that “this administration’s idea of domestic “faith-based outreach” is tea with Muslim Brotherhood community organizers who have embedded themselves in American life for four decades with the express intent of “eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.” Meanwhile, our commander in chief is squawking to the world about YouTube videos. The Ikhwan are laughing their bloodstained robes off.” Emphasis ours.

Finally, Brietbart has this story of a US Three Star General saying that the Muslim Brotherhood has penetrated American security in The State and Defense Departments. “U.S. Army Lieutenant General (Ret.) William Jerry Boykin claims that individuals with connections to the Muslim Brotherhood hold security clearances in both the Pentagon and the Department of Defense. Boykin says Republicans should have listened to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn), who was correct to be concerned over possible Muslim Brotherhood ties of Huma Abedin, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff. Boykin says politicians on both sides of the aisle are scared to pursue the truth on this, for fear of being branded “intolerant,” and the result of their inaction is continued infiltration by the radical Islamic organization. He claims that people with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood hold important positions “in every major federal agency.” Boykin was one of the original members of the Army’s Delta Force, served in clandestine operations for the CIA, and was formerly a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.” Not a good report, no matter what the reason for the outing by the General of his superiors. Americans need to know exactly what is going on. Congress or someone with subpoena power needs to get to the bottom of these allegations and fast. Americans need to know before they vote! How can “we” vote for an Administration that may be guilty of such gross negligence. Or worse, colaberation with those who want to kill us? Stay tuned. There will be more and An Excellent Spirit will bring it to you. Pray for America and for our leaders. God Bless America.

 

 

Update – US Seals to Obama “We Are Not Bumps In Road!”

An Excellent Spirit usually does not cotton to military questioning their commanders. Force discipline is essential for a strong military and we would prefer not to see a breakdown in that discipline. That said, when the Obama Administration leaked details of the Seal Team Six Bin Laden raid to the media and Hollywood and the President recently said the deaths of our Ambassador and 3 Seals in Libya were “bumps in the road” it is clear that someone should speak out. This You Tube ad by Seals does just that. See it for yourself.

This Brietbart story tells our readers more. “Former Navy SEALs are speaking out after President Barack Obama referred to recent events in the Middle East, including the deaths of two former Navy SEALs, as “bumps in the road.” Tyrone S. Woods and Glen A. Doherty were providing security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya when it was attacked on 9/11. They were both hailed in the aftermath of the attacks by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Both had gone into private security after retiring from the Navy after distinguished careers.” Read the whole thing hereAn Excellent Spirit encourages all Americans to support our heroes. Our freedoms depend on these men and women. Oooh-rah!

Today’s Humor

It is Israel’s survival. And Obama’s re-election. That is the sad tale here. 

He is not Superman! This is not the funny papers.  America’s future and USA’s survival is at stake!

Get me to the Election! Quick! Before it falls apart on us!

What Does President Obama Believe?

 An Excellent Spirit has attempted to bring our readers the positions of both candidates. It is not easy, considering all the spin, from both sides. This Gopusa piece asks a pertinent question about our President. “Obama said something that should send a chill down the spine of any one who was listening. Unfortunately, none of the so-called mainstream media outlets chose to cover it: The future must not belong to those corrupt few who steal a country’s resources — it must be won by the students and entrepreneurs, the workers and business owners who seek a broader prosperity for all people. Those are the women and men that America stands with; theirs is the vision we will support. The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. But to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see in the images of Jesus Christ that are desecrated, or churches that are destroyed, or the Holocaust that is denied.”

What does our President believe? As pointed out by the Heritage Foundation, “instead of defending free speech, Obama gave a hint at the need to police free speech: President Obama spent less time defending free speech than he did outlining a vague vision for a world with tolerance and diversity as its key ideals.” That is not American’s values! Gopusa continues, “Perhaps this lopsided emphasis sought to reinforce the administration’s dubious claim that only hateful speech is to blame for the attacks on our embassies, but the overall effect was to lend credibility to the notion that governments should be policing speech. Where are the questions from the media? Does Barack Obama believe in free speech? Does he believe someone has the right to make an offensive Internet video? Or… as he said, does he believe that the “future” does not belong to those who “slander the prophet of Islam?” Emphasis ours. Read the whole thing. Finally, this article from Gopusa by Brietbart’s Ben Goldberg is revealing. “Here are two quotes from two world leaders. See if you can guess the speakers.

Leader #1: “Any action that is provocative [and] offends the religious thoughts and feelings of any people, we condemn. Likewise, we condemn any type of extremism. Of course, what took place was ugly; offending the Holy Prophet is quite ugly.”

Leader #2: “The future must not belong to those who target Coptic Christians in Egypt … The future must not belong to those who bully women … The future must not belong to those corrupt few who steal a country’s resources … The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

The first quote is from Iranian dictator and Islamist radical Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Piers Morgan’s CNN program. The second quote is from President Obama at the United Nations.”

Freedom of Speech in the Middle East exists only in Israel! Yet, our President refuses to sit down with any leaders at the UN, preferring the View and Letterman to campaign for “Most Popular TV President”. Iran’s President made clear the Iranian values. An Excellent Spirit asks again, What Does President Obama Believe? Americans must know the answer to these questions. Before they vote! Stay tuned, there will much more.

The War on America’s Youth

An Excellent Spirit has many reports on our youth and what they face. Michael Barone, writing in The Washington Examiner has this piece today on President Obama’s policies making “war on the young”.  “In 2008, voters under 30 preferred Barack Obama over John McCain by a 66 to 32 percent margin. Among older voters, Obama led McCain by 50 to 49 percent. How has Obama paid back the Millennial generation, which provided almost all his margin of victory? With what American Interest superblogger Walter Russell Mead calls “Obama’s war on the young.” Mead is not a Tea Party follower. He is a history professor at Bard College and an expert on American foreign policy. He voted for Obama in 2008, and he’s not wild about Mitt Romney this year. Nevertheless, Barone says, “Obama’s policies, from Obamacare to high-speed rail, treat people as identical cogs in a very large machine, part of a mindless mass who would not be able to get along without government guidance. In the information age, these industrial-age policies have prevented the vibrant economic growth, which gives young people the opportunity to find work and community service that maximizes their own special talents and interests — to shape their own world and choose their own future.”

An Excellent Spirit previously linked to this American Thinker article about the loss of faith by our youth. “Before our very eyes, a generation of Americans is losing faith in the American dream and adopting attitudes and behaviors that emphasize living for the day, not planning to take care of their own futures.  They clearly see the problems ahead and draw rational conclusions. Most of our problems have been caused by government.  The unintended consequences of poorly thought out legislation or legislation designed merely to garner votes for re-election is wreaking havoc on economic opportunity for our country. Read it all.

America must once again become a beacon of hope and pride to our youth and the youth of the world. To do that we must reclaim our educational standards and the American values of trust and belief in our youth. Our youth are our future! They are God’s gifts to a world seemingly ablaze with ideology and fanaticism. Those of “us” who are older destined to soon pass into history. Our youth will make history! Watch this wonderful video of Delirious? “History Maker” here. If you are young or the parent or grandparent of a youth you need to read all of these posts and articles before you vote!

Freedoms of Religion & Speech At Risk

An Excellent Spirit has watched as American values and our freedoms have been assaulted, at times, by our government itself. At home and abroad, especially in the Middle East, Americans daily witness freedom of speech and freedom of religion targeted by those who do not have them or will not allow their own people to have them. First, look at this video of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood President Morsi in New York prior to his UN speech.  Then look at Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad before his UN speech. For our readers who are interested here are the full videos of Iran’s Ahmadinejad and Egypt’s Morsi’s speeches. Here and here.

Most importantly for Americans is this Pew Report detailing the assault on freedoms around the world. Pew found, “A rising tide of restrictions on religion spread across the world between mid-2009 and mid-2010, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life. Restrictions on religion rose in each of the five major regions of the world – including in the Americas and sub-Saharan Africa, the two regions where overall restrictions previously had been declining. The share of countries with high or very high restrictions on religious beliefs and practices rose from 31% in the year ending in mid-2009 to 37% in the year ending in mid-2010. Because some of the most restrictive countries are very populous, three-quarters of the world’s approximately 7 billion people live in countries with high government restrictions on religion or high social hostilities involving religion, up from 70% a year earlier. Restrictions on religion rose not only in countries that began the year with high or very high restrictions or hostilities, such as Indonesia and Nigeria, but also in many countries that began with low or moderate restrictions or hostilities, such as Switzerland and the United States. (See sidebar on the U.S.)”

What is clear from all this, the speeches at the UN and the Pew report, is that religious freedom and freedom of speech are under serious assault not only in the world, but here, in the United States as well. Americans must have this information before they Vote! “We” will never get the truth from “them”, about anything. Most of all, Americans must realize that if “we” want to preserve our freedoms, “they” will not do it for “us”. “We” will have to do it for ourselves, at the ballot box this November!

The Video We Hope Every American Will See!

An Excellent Spirit has posted on the HHH Mandate, abortion, and the necessity of all in the Body of Christ to register and vote in November. The Washington Post had this storyearlier this year. “The Department of Health and Human Services’ so-called “contraception mandate” became official law Wednesday. And the moment that it did, the nature of religious freedom in this country was dramatically changed.”

Catholic Bishops have sued. States have sued. Other Christian organizations have sued.

 Now, this video has been posted on You Tube. An Excellent Spirit hopes and prays that every American, Christian, Jew and Muslim, every Catholic and every man, woman and child will see this video Before You Vote! 

Warning! The video is partisan, graphic and utterly true and necessary in order that the truth be told to all Americans!