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Welcome to Bellevue, Mr. President! by American Elephant


On a happier note, two of the best men in Washington DC will be in my home town today. My Congressman, Dave Reichert, and President Bush. The President is in town to do a fund raiser for Reichert, who Democrats are targeting heavily (we live in a swing district). I’ve already gotten a slew of dishonest, sleazy automated phone calls and misleading mailers. The DNC is working hard to take his seat and they’re pouring money into his opponent’s campaign from out of state.

You may remember Reichert as the Sheriff who solved the Green River Killer serial killer case. He was a great Sheriff and he’s a great congressman. If you’re looking for solid, honorable conservatives to get behind, if you want more solid conservatives in congress, make a contribution to Dave Reichert’s campaign.

Reichert is strong on defense, a strong fiscal conservative—as a former highly respected Sherriff, hes a law and order man, who believes in enforcing the law—including immigration law. Reichert is one of the few in congress who has sworn off earmarks! He’s balanced and rational on energy, and the environment, believes in small government and market based solutions for healthcare, and he’s as honest, and ethical as they come. I make him sound like a boy scout, and honestly, he probably was. Reichert is a great man, a great Representative, a good person, and a real up and comer.

I hope you will consider contributing to his campaign. The GOP needs more men like him, and as I said, Democrats are targeting his seat heavily.

I will go down today to show my support, and provide some balance to all the smelly commie hippies that will be there to protest. Hopefully I can get a good look at the motorcade. If you’ve never seen a presidential motorcade go by, try to. They are very exciting to see. The road’s cleared of all other traffic, dozens of police, and the motorcade itself, lights flashing, all travelling very fast, even on surface streets. Anyway, my luck, I’ll be on the wrong side of the building!

Standard operating procedure… by American Elephant
  1. Upcoming election? check!
  2. Republican administration? check!
  3. Clinton administration hacks overseas predicting doom and gloom? check!

I love this! Pay no attention to those positive economic indicators and housing market growth!:

It would be far too premature to judge this crisis over,” Mr Summers said. “I would say the risks of recession are now greater than they’ve been any time since the period in the aftermath of 9/11.”[emphasis added]

Just like Iraq, pay no attention to the good news, everything’s going to hell!

Gonzales Resigns… by American Elephant

Bush and Gonzales

Democrats prove once again that you don’t need facts or truth to be on your side to create a scandal or smear a good man.

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, whose first name many Americans have come to believe is actually “Embattled,” gave his resignation to President Bush last Friday. News accounts say Bush “grudgingly” accepted it. The news was just announced this morning.

Democrats successfully and extremely dishonestly smeared Gonzales name. While Gonzales performance has been far from perfect, there was absolutely no wrongdoing in the US Attorney firings, and contrary to the perception Democrats were able to create, there was absolutely no dishonesty in Gonzales’ testimony.

As a political move it appears utterly inept. If Gonzales was only going to resign now, what was the point of standing by him? The resignation follows too closely on the heels of the Democrats fabricated “scandal” to come off as anything but a major victory for the Democrats and a concession that Gonzales had done something wrong.

I have two theories.

One, as I suggested with Karl Rove’s unexpected resignation, I believe General Petraeus’ report is going to be quite favorable, and that Democrats will be looking to distract the public, or stir up scandal in any way they can. As the greatest current sources of controversy, Rove and Gonzales are obvious targets for Democrats attempts to distract. I think the President may be clearing the board of distractions before the report comes out. It certainly makes more sense than throwing Gonzales overboard after standing by him so long.

A second, more unlikely possibility—one that I keep my fingers crossed for nonetheless—is that progress has been made in the ongoing, but very quiet leak investigations. Mark Levin reported on his show that subpoenas or warrants had been served… honestly I dont remember the details, but the essence was that those investigations were going forward and that they may actually have been getting close to finding out who leaked top secret information to the press.

If that were true, it could be difficult to bring those cases to prosecution if the man Democrats smeared as firing US Attorneys for political retribution is still heading the Justice Department.

Again, its a stretch, but wouldn’t it be wonderful to see those traitors brought to justice!

One silver lining though, at least the boobs at the New York Times won’t have to worry about misspelling Attorney General Gonzales’ name so often anymore.

Someone ought to tell CNN… by American Elephant

This is refreshing:

Two of the BBC’s most senior news and current affairs executives attacked the corporation’s plans yesterday for a Comic Relief-style day of programming on environmental issues, saying it was not the broadcaster’s job to preach to viewers. [more]

Someone really ought to tell that to CNN (and the rest of the American news media for that matter):Planet in peril

Planet in Peril

Planet in peril? There’s an objective title for you! Fresh on the heels of Christianne Amanpour’s fair and balanced comparison of Christians and Orthodox Jews to Islamofascist Terrorists.

Here’s how CNN describes Anderson Cooper’s upcoming “investigation”:

“CNN´s Planet in Peril takes viewers around the world in a two–part, four–hour documentary that examines our changing planet. This worldwide investigation looks at four key issues: climate change, vanishing habitats, disappearing species and human population growth.”

And CNN wants the viewers to feel involved in their latest piece of journalism activism:

Take action! When you want to help the planet’s ecosystems and wildlife, these are opportunities to Impact Your World. Do something!… is looking for your photos, videos or stories on how climate change is affecting the Earth. Tell us about what you are doing to improve the planet and how you are making your world a greener place.

Notice the poll on the home page where 55% of respondents believe that man is the “principle factor” in global warming, and an additional 26% say man contributes “a lot” to global warming, for a grand total of 81% who believe man plays a leading role in global warming. Eighty-one percent!

Propaganda, thy name is CNN!

Is nothing sacred? by American Elephant
August 27, 2007, 3:45 am
Filed under: Politics | Tags: , , ,

Honestly, is there anything in life that Democrats dont politicize???

Obama campaigns in church

What now Democrats? by American Elephant

treason and plot

At the same time Democrats have been forced by events on the ground to admit that the surge is making great progress in bringing stability and security to Iraq, they have been utterly dismissing that very same progress citing the lack of political headway, thus still declaring the “surge” a failure, and demanding our troops leave immediately.

But in the past week we have learned that, apparently, significant progress is being made towards political benchmarks as well.

First the Italian news service, AKI, reported that the head of Iraq’s largest insurgency has decided to cooperate with the government and join in the fight against al Qaeda. Now, we learn that “top Shi’ite, Sunni Arab and Kurdish political leaders announced on Sunday they had reached consensus on some key measures seen as vital to fostering national reconciliation,” according to Reuters:

The agreement by the five leaders was one of the most significant political developments in Iraq for months and was quickly welcomed by the United States, which hopes such moves will ease sectarian violence that has killed tens of thousands…

Iraqi officials said the five leaders had agreed on draft legislation that would ease curbs on former members of Saddam Hussein’s Baath party joining the civil service and military.

Consensus was also reached on a law governing provincial powers as well as setting up a mechanism to release some detainees held without charge, a key demand of Sunni Arabs since the majority being held are Sunnis…

Yasin Majid, a media adviser to Maliki, told Reuters the leaders also endorsed a draft oil law, which has already been agreed by the cabinet but has not yet gone to parliament. [read more]

Interesting, isn’t it, that the mainstream media havent seen these developments fit to report?

So first Democrats demanded a new direction in Iraq—they surfed through an entire election calling for change without ever uttering a peep as to what they would do if they were in power. Nevermind that Bush had already given the American people a new strategy in the surge. Nevermind that the Senate had unanimously confirmed General Petraeus who was entirely forthright in his support for the plan—when Democrats took control of both houses of congress, they finally announced their strategy for the very first time, and declared that the American people had given them a mandate to violate the separation of powers in the Constitution and enact their heretofore undisclosed strategy of surrender and ordered the troops home.

So Harry and Nancy took on the President—dragging the entire nation down into the muck with them, including the troops in time of war—knowing full well they didnt have the votes to win in the first place. How was that good for anyone? It certainly wasn’t good for the troops. Ahhh, but it benefitted the Democrats politically, and that’s all thats important to them. Unfortunately, the learning opportunity of this fiasco was lost and the American people never seemed to get that Democrats were making an unconstitutional powergrab since the constitution doesn’t give congress the power to direct the troops in war.

Then Democrats declared the “surge” a failure before it had really begun. Harry, Nancy, Chuck and Carl and the whole crooked lot blanketed the airwaves, trying desperately to convince the American people that somehow the surge had utterly failed even though the troops hadn’t even all arrived yet.

Now the troops are there, and winning. The progress is so palpable, that even the New York Times cheif correspondent admits that things are looking up. Other liberals have joined his voice, saying now is not the time to leave. Democrats have really been left no other choice but to admit our troops are indeed succeeding—that the surge is working…

“BUT!” they say, there’s been no political progress, so its really a failure afterall! And Prime Minister Maliki is a miserable failure and hes got to go! Oh, and by the way, we need to bring the troops home right now!

And here is where we find ourselves today—the surge is working, and now there’s real progress towards political benchmarks, accomplished in large part by the democratically elected leader of a democratically elected government that “Democrats” just called for the ouster of.

So, the question then becomes, what will Democrats do to undermine America and Iraq next? How, pray tell, will Harry, Nancy, Hillary, Chuck and the rest of the crooked lot try to convince the American people that all this success is really a failure?

And is there any doubt that they will try?

Michael Ramirez

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