From the AP report…
U.S. Rep. John Murtha, an influential critic of the Iraq War whose congressional career was shadowed by questions about his ethics, died Monday. He was 77.
The Pennsylvania Democrat had been suffering complications from gallbladder surgery. He died at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., spokesman Matthew Mazonkey said.
Yet another seat unexpectedly open. This is certainly going to be an interesting year.
Arlen Specter’s leading opponent in the Democratic Primary in Pennsylvania has dropped out of the race, according to an AP story.
That puts Specter a little closer to earning the Democratic nomination for his seat in the next election, and facing the new Republican challenger, Pat Toomey. In an April 24th poll by USA Today, Toomey was leading Specter by 20%.
If the Democrats in Pennsylvania cannot field a candidate able to defeat Specter, Toomey will likely win the election.
Would any of this be happening if we repealed the 17th Amendment?
I am proud to say that my support of Jason Chaffetz puts me squarely in line with the principles of the Caucus, which has also endorsed Jason.
If it is not yet apparent to you how bad things are in Washington, maybe you need to find another source of news and information. The MOM (Move-On Media) is not telling you even half the story, and the part they are telling you is not even half true.
The answer is to simply stop listening to them. Turn off the TV; there’s very little of value on TV and a lot of indoctrination going on, even in the everyday sitcoms and drama series. You want news and information? Try talk radio. Yes, they are biased to one side of the political spectrum, but they will be the first to tell you that up front, unlike the MOM which pretends to be unbiased but isn’t. The broadcasters of Talk radio aren’t hiding things from you and aren’t twisting events to suit their worldview.
Most people I know, that listen to talk radio, are the most informed people I have come across. They take the news events that are described by the radio talkers and distill out the basic principles on their own. The more time they listen to talk radio, the more apt they are to being open to discussion on a host of issues.
What is truly ironic is that the proxies of the MOM almost always criticize listeners of talk radio as being stupid, uneducated, or brainwashed. Of course, the people who listen exclusively to MOM sources are never described in such condecending and patronizing terms. That, of itself, is proof that what I’m telling you is true.
So back to the orginal point, I would encourage you to watch the presentation of the Independence Caucus on their website. Find out what the MOM has not been telling you about the current situation. And join us!
Glenn Beck interviewed David Freddoso, author of a new book called The Case Against Barak Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media’s Favorite Candidate. If you didn’t get a chance to hear it the first time, you can read the transcript here. Here’s an excerpt:
FREDDOSO: Barbara Boxer had stood up and said, “I support this bill, everyone should vote for this bill.” Obama voted against it and that puts him on the very fringes when it comes to issues of human life at its very beginning.
GLENN: So wait a minute. He is Barbara Boxer was on the other side of this issue?
FREDDOSO: Yes, that’s right. Hillary Clinton was also on the other side. The vote was 98 0 and the two guys who weren’t there to vote were pro life Republicans. So basically every abortion proponent in the United States Senate is more protective of human life in its early stages than Senator Obama.
I am now horrified at the thought of this evil man becoming President of this country. He is not just mistaken; he is not just misguided or wrongheaded. There is no other valid description of Barak Obama than evil. Yes, that sounds terribly partisan and maybe unfair. But go read the transcript and see of you don’t agree with me afterwards. No-one with any sense of right and wrong could make the conscious decisions Obama has made in his political career and be called “simply misguided.”
The man or woman who takes up the mantle of the President of the United States must be prepared to “preserve and defend the Constitution,” which includes in the preamble our national intent to “secure the blessings of Liberty, to ourselves and our Posterity…”
In plain terms, the Founders recognized the Rights of the millions of the unborn that would follow after them; the Rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Our President must defend this. He must not be of the opinion that we can leave our babies to die, unloved and alone on a cold, metal slab in a medical supply closet, with only a blanket for companionship in their few moments of life. The man who serves in our highest office must be a man of the highest feelings and nobility towards his fellow man. Not one who so indifferently disposes of our most helpless citizens as a “punishment” for a mistake, or relief from inconvenience.
Having lost a child within this past year, my soul is inflamed with passion against this great evil. I held my beautiful, precious daughter in my arms as her death approached, prepared to give everything I had if I could stop it. I am offended that anyone would consider me part of that same family of beings who, were they in that situation, would turn away and leave that little one to die without even a tear shed for her loss. Yet, so it is.
I am left wondering, saddened and angered, at how the human mind can become so twisted and perverse as this, the heart so bereft of that natural affection which should dwell there. The President must not be of this low quality. Beyond the beautiful speeches and lofty rhetoric, he must be greater than most of us in his mind, and the “servant of all” in his heart. Barak Obama is neither.
I have heard several commentators, including Rush Limbaugh, voice their concerns about the state of today’s Democratic Party. Well, it seems the Democratic Party is in great shape after all. How could it not be with all those people intent on saving us from ourselves?