Dr. Daniel Loeb, who publishes the left-of-liberal Philadelphia Jewish Voice, also displays an admirable willingness to give space to opposing views.
That’s the kind of ‘independence-mindedness’ we could use a lot more of. ‘Kol ha-kavod! (All praise!)’
Great to have the King of Talk Radio saying two things we’ve been saying for some time:
1 – That Sarah Palin would wipe the floor with Obama, and
2 – That the silence of Republicans over the attacks on her is not simply cynical, cowardly and outrageous, but greatly hurts the Republican Party and the conservative movement.
Rush reads a great piece over at Legal Insurrection entitled We Just Witnessed The Media’s Test Run To Re-Elect Barack Obama. The premise is that if Republicans are going to allow the Left to pick our candidates for us by letting them destroy the ones they don’t like, just as they are trying to do to Sarah Palin with this false narrative from the AZ shooting, then we might as well hang up our chances of victory in 2012.
Rush summarizes the article this way:
The Left is terrified of [Sarah Palin]. The Left knows that she would wipe the floor with Obama. Our intelligentsia on the Right-Wing know that she would wipe the floor with Obama. That’s what all of this means. …
The point of this is that if Republicans are going to sit by and watch Palin savaged, they’d better be prepared to sit by and watch the next one get savaged; and the next one because that’s what’s coming.
And it just gets better after that. Enjoy!
Despite record budget deficits, a skeptical public and corruption within Afghanistan’s government, the United States can’t afford to shortchange the war effort, Sen. Pat Toomey said [January 17] from Kabul.
That likely means troops will remain there when Toomey’s term ends in six years, though in numbers “dramatically reduced” from the 90,000 there today, he said. President Obama has said he plans to begin withdrawing troops in July, and slowly shift security responsibilities to Afghan forces by 2014.
“I do think we can achieve success in Afghanistan, but we’ll have some presence on the ground here for quite some time,” said Toomey, R-PA, who left for Afghanistan on Thursday.
His trip with six Republican senators included a stop in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday. Taliban and al-Qaida forces have hidden in Pakistan’s tribal areas, and U.S. drone strikes inside Afghanistan’s nuclear-armed neighbor increased dramatically in the last year.
Glenn Beck correctly predicted Keith Olbermann’s firing two weeks ago, in the video clip above (>click to view<).
Here’s what else he had to say then:
* MSNBC is in incredible trouble, since Comcast does not see it as a loss-leader the way GE did.
* Comcast will run MSNBC as a business (not, as GE did, a tool to curry favor with the Obama administration by supplying the Left with a 24/7 propaganda network in exchange for whatever corporate subsidies, stimulus funds, and other corporate bribes GE wanted in this quid pro quo)
* If Comcast wants MSNBC to stay a Leftist station, it will still feature Leftist content . . . but it will have to strike a balance where it makes money (which it does not currently)
* Beck said, emphatically, that Comcast would not allow Keith Olbermann to stay on the air (and as of yesterday, 1/21/11, Beck was right)
* Keith Olbermann outlived his usefulness for radical and revolutionaries on the Left
* Beck insists the Left will ultimately come out with the deal of “If we get rid of MSNBC, then you have to get rid of FOX”. Beck scoffed at that, because MSNBC is low rated and clearly not popular with the majority of Americans and is doomed as a station unless Comcast radically alters it to make it more palatable to a wider audience. FOX, on the other hand, is the top rated news network in the country. While it’s not perfect, it really is fair and balanced for the most part.
* Keith Olbermann aired the clip of Beck’s predictions and tried making fun of it . . . but Beck was right about Olbermann’s firing.
[ . . . ] Regarding the impact Comcast’s purchase of the NBC networks will have on its content and direction, now that the deal has been settled, the new execs at NBC are rethinking entertainment as well as news programming.
In the same day MSNBC fired Keith Olbermann, David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman reboot series has been greenlit for an NBC pilot order.
This is very interesting, because the story of a dark-haired, impossible to beat, larger than life, powerful woman who takes no prisoners will certainly resonate in the next two years . . . as Governor Sarah Palin campaigns to become our first female president.
It was never clear why NBC didn’t want to pick up the show while GE was still running things, but maybe they didn’t want to be in the business of returning Wonder Woman to pop culture prominence at a time when it could conceivably benefit Governor Palin to have a strong, patriotic brunette kicking all sorts of a** across the TV screens right as the Governor is set to do the exact same thing to the Left in the 2012 campaign.
No Process, No Pressure
(Mr. Getz is co-president, Zionist Organization of America, Greater Philadelphia District)
Thanks to a twisted, yet inevitable turn of events, Israel for the moment is enjoying a reprieve from the pressure to “make peace”, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s pleadings to a disinterested Abbas notwithstanding. We have President Obama to thank for this. By unilaterally raising the ante making Israeli construction in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem the issue, Obama has made it impossible for Israel to offer anything less, and for the Arabs to refuse anything other than a complete and continuous building halt. Realizing his mistake, Obama has backed off, and paradoxically enough, Israel is enjoying for the moment a semblance of peace from the pressures to make dangerous and unilateral concessions that will surely undermine their security and right to live anywhere in the land of Israel.
As I write this Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) the first Jewish representative from Arizona fights for her recovery from a gunshot wound to her head and we pray for her speedy recovery. Back in 2006, she wrote a piece for the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona upon her return from visiting Israel. She wrote
“I got to see firsthand the sacrifices that Israelis make in the name of security because of the dangerous state of affairs there…I will always be a strong supporter of Israel. Until the Palestinian leadership and other hostile regimes are willing to accept Israel’s right to exist, it will be impossible to achieve peace.”
Speaking of the Bush Administration she also said,
“The failure of the current administration to continue the peace process has been a loss to America and Israel. That is why we need a new direction in Washington.”
Like most American, and particularly Jewish politicians whose observations are correct and whose hearts are in the right place, their conclusions are usually wrong. When they say “new direction” what they mean is putting different people in charge who will inevitably go in the same aimless direction that every administration and, frankly, every Israeli government as gone. What we need is someone with Star Trek initiative, to boldly go where no “peace process’ has gone before.
Where should that be? The dismantling of the United Nations Relief and Work Agency of Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
The United Nations Relief and Work Agency of
Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
should be dismantled
For over 60 years the United States has helped feed a myth that people who are born in a particular country are refugees instead of citizens of that country, and helped fund a United Nations agency run by terrorists. Former UNWRA general counsel James G Lindsay said, UNWRA encourages Palestinians to fight long-lost wars, discourages movement toward peace and employees thousands of Hamas terrorists.
If the United States is serious about peace, it should work towards the withering of UNWRA and let Israel be.
Our friends at SPIB have put up a comprehensive set of links relating to the attack on Gov. Palin over her use of the term ‘blood libel.’ (Superb work, Fay.)
Stella Paul (StellaPundit)
Apparently, America’s next big scheduled argument is whether women soldiers should be allowed in combat. Mark your calendars now to begin screaming your preferred talking points, yea or nay. Politics Daily:
A study commission chartered by Congress is poised to send up to Capitol Hill a recommendation that the last remaining barriers to women – those that formally exclude them from infantry, armor and special forces – be removed.
As far as I’m concerned, we already have our first female combat soldier, a breathtakingly brave warrior who suffers the slings and arrows of outrageous misfortune for the sake of our freedom, every day.
Sarah Palin stands alone in America and the world. Name one other public figure anywhere on the globe today who symbolizes the uncompromising fight for liberty….Waiting…Waiting…
As for her Republican rivals, blogger Kevin DuJan of Hillbuzz has sure got their number: they’re not activist members of a political party; they’re lazy guests at a Cocktail Party.
Her Republican rivals are not
activist members of a political party;
they’re lazy guests at a Cocktail Party
While Sarah is putting her life at risk – staffers say that since the Tucson blood libel, she’s getting death threats at an “unprecedented rate” – Mitt Romney can’t even bother to lead from the rear. He’s hanging around the country club, eating soggy cucumber-and-mayonnaise sandwiches, and waiting for Sarah to win the war. Then he’ll gallop on to the battlefield, hair stylist in tow, and flash his Dudley Do Right grin. Naturally, conservative pundits will traipse along and dutifully applaud his “gravitas” and outstanding presidential “qualifications.” So much worthier than Sarah, don’t you know!
As for Newt Gingrich, he took time off from his busy schedule of cuddling up to Nancy Pelosi on global warming, to sneak onto the battlefield and lob grenades — at Sarah. Hey, right back at ya, pal. Then there’s Mike Huckabee, who, when last heard from, was off somewhere exchanging diet tips with violent cons whose life sentences he had blithely commuted.