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Pat Caddell EVISCERATES the Modern Press as Democrat operatives

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Drop what you’re doing. You MUST watch this video RIGHT NOW, before you watch any news today, and you must remember it as you are watching any news in the future…

I haven’t posted in so long because I was beginning to feel like it was a useless effort. Oh, I’ve reblogged a few things, but for the most part I haven’t bothered to write anything because in my mind it was a waste of time.

This video will NOT be a waste of your time. I promise. It was posted on You Tube back in September, 2012 just before the election. I so wish more people had taken heed of his alarm, because it’s only gotten worse since then. Everything he says is even more relevant now in 2015, and it will continue to be relevant until the American people put their (collective) foot down and say NO MORE.

Pat Caddell Says: Media Have Become an “Enemy of the American people”


Is Kagan Congress’ LEAST favorite SC appointee in history? Almost.

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Elena KaganOn Saturday, August 7th, 2010, in the midst of the Dog Days of Summer, Elena Kagan will be sworn in as the next justice of the SCOTUS, and one of three woman concurrently serving on what has historically been a court dominated by men. A momentous occasion to say the least, and one that Barack Obama is no doubt proud of.

But is there another historic (and a bit embarrassing) aspect to this particular appointment that a lot of people know about? Why, yes. Yes there is.

Only ONE Supreme Court appointee before her has been less popular with the Congress voting on their appointment.

Check this out: Kagan Corollary: Victory for Judicial Restraint and Bring on 2012

Maybe not such a thrilling appointment for the dems after all, is it Chris Matthews?

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August 6, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Press Release: Black Leader Again Requests Obama Call for Black Panther Special Prosecutor

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For release July 13, 2010

Washington, D.C. — After seven months of silence, and with controversy growing by the day, the chairman of the Project 21 black leadership network sent President Barack Obama a second certified letter asking for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the Justice Department’s questionable handling of its voter intimidation case against members of the New Black Panther Party.

Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie wrote a letter to President Obama on December 4, 2009 asking for a special prosecutor that continues to remain unanswered. In his second certified letter to President Obama, dated July 8, 2010, Massie wrote: “During the time that I have not been dignified with a reply, the problem has festered to a point where perceptions of racial bias within your Justice Department cannot be ignored.”

“Seeing that President Obama has ignored reasonable requests by me and others for a thoughtful investigation of the alleged flagrant abuses at the Justice Department, one can only deduce that the actions there may have his silent support,” said Massie.

On Election Day 2008, three members of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense were alleged to have intimidated voters outside of a Philadelphia polling place. Career attorneys at the U.S. Department of Justice pursued a case against the men and were on the verge of a verdict against them when Obama Administration political appointees at the Department were said to have “ordered them to reverse course” on the case.

Charges against two of the men were the dropped completely, and the man wielded a nightstick at the polling place on Election Day 2008 was ordered to refrain from do so again until November 15, 2012.

In his original certified letter to President Obama, which was received by the White House on December 14, 2009, Project 21’s Massie pointed out the seriousness of the allegations and the concern Obama and his key allies — including Attorney General Eric Holder — expressed in the past for allegations of unethical behavior and avoidance of civil right prosecutions at the Justice Department.

In his request, which was repeated in the second letter, Massie wrote: “Because of your past concern about maintaining the Justice Department’s impartiality, actions taken in response to past allegations and new revelations of a separate but no less serious incident taking place under the Justice Department’s new leadership, I ask for your assistance in seeking the appointment of a special prosecutor.”

Since then, one of the career attorneys who prosecuted the case — J. Christian Adams — has resigned in protest about the handling of the case. Adams testified to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that the Obama Justice Department “abetted wrongdoing and abandoned law-abiding citizens” with regard to the New Black Panther Party case.

Adams has further testified that “[t]here is an open hostility to race-neutral enforcement of voting rights laws” within the Obama Justice Department and that career staff are being ordered not to comply with Civil Rights Commission subpoenas for more information about the case.

“It’s very disconcerting that the Obama Justice Department seems to have a double-standard regarding racism,” noted Project 21 fellow Deneen Borelli. “While they are fighting the Arizona immigration law in part because it is claimed that it might erode civil rights, they are reportedly unwilling to do anything about voting rights complaints that don’t fit a politically-correct framework. Justice is supposed to be color-blind, but it sees to have become racially politicized under the first black president and first black attorney general. This erodes the Obama Administration’s credibility.”

Massie added: “The President’s inaction with regard to the New Black Panther Party case allows the perception of racial bias at the Justice Department to fester. It is yet another curious and questionable action regarding race by this White House that will likely impact how history perceives Obama. One thing he could do to help himself if answer Project 21’s certified letter.”

Massie has sent a copy of this second letter to Congressman Frank Wolf, ranking member of the House Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee; Congressman Lamar Smith, ranking member of the House Committee on the Judiciary; Congressman Darrell Issa, ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and Senator Jeff Sessions, ranking member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Project 21, a leading voice of black conservatives since 1992, is sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research (

For further comment or interviews, contact: David Almasi at (202) 543-4110 x11 or or (703) 568-4727 or or Judy Kent at (703) 759-7476 or National Center for Public Policy Research – Project 21

[NOTE: Video footage added by me, Sensible. It was not included in the original press release. I added it for reference only. Thank you.]

Election News: California Gay Marriage Ban Passed

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The battle over Gay marriage is over in California – at least according to the people.

Hey, Obama! Redistribution of Wealth is Unconstitutional! (I’m just sayin’…)

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“To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.” — Thomas Jefferson, letter to Joseph Milligan, April 6, 1816

“A wise and frugal government … shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.” — Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801

“Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated.” — Thomas Jefferson

“The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If ‘Thou shalt not covet’ and ‘Thou shalt not steal’ were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society before it can be civilized or made free.” — John Adams, A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America, 1787

“With respect to the two words ‘general welfare,’ I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.” — James Madison in a letter to James Robertson

In 1794, when Congress appropriated $15,000 for relief of French refugees who fled from insurrection in San Domingo to Baltimore and Philadelphia, James Madison stood on the floor of the House to object saying, “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.” — James Madison, 4 Annals of Congress 179, 1794

“[T]he government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.” — James Madison

But maybe the Founding Fathers, who created the Constitution from scratch, were wrong and Mr. Obama is right. Mr. Obama is, after all, a Constitutional scholar… isn’t he?? What the heck do the founding fathers know!

Charity begins in the home, and not in Congress, the Supreme Court OR the White House. People tend to give more to good causes if they are allowed to do so freely and not under duress, and if they have a good example to emulate… but if forced to give through taxation, they will cease to be benevolent to their friends, their neighbors, their churches or their communities where they have a direct interest as well as cease to give to those good-works organizations which they might otherwise be convicted to donate to.

But perhaps Obama doesn’t want people to choose who to give their charity to… that’s the essence of socialism. The government knows best where to direct charity. And the government knows best where to get that charity from, and will get it by force if need be. That’s only fair, right?

“From each according to his abilities, To each according to his needs.”

… Karl Marx

If I Were President… a Video “commentary” of sorts.

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Looking back at all the elections I’ve voted in, many things come to mind, such as the difference between government as a servant of the people, and government as a savior for all life’s problems.

The government of the people, for the people and by the people is supposed to be based in the Constitution. That document is our foundation and the basis for the principles of limited government. It says nothing about the government being anybody’s sugar daddy – it doesn’t support handouts or bailouts. It doesn’t make promises it can’t keep.

This video was done back in the 90’s, but the message is still relevant today. Enjoy!

The REAL History of the Democratic Party – from the National Black Republican Association

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How many school children know that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a registered Republican? Not many, I’d wager. How many school children would understand the racist roots of the Democratic party? Again, don’t bet on it.

More than a few years ago I was given some of the contents from a trunk that had remained shut since the early 1900’s, and inside were some pretty interesting items. But the most interesting item to me was the small stack of Texas Democratic ballots I found that had the certification saying, “I pledge that I am a white democrat…”

So, if you weren’t white, you couldn’t use the ballot. I still have those ballots. They belonged to a rich, white man who has a park named after him in Texas. I knew his family… as far as I know, they remain democrats to this day.

Here is a You Tube video from the National Black Republican Association, lead by Francis Rice. It contains information that many black democrats are more than likely unaware of.

Those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it.