Our #1 story today describes how the left wing media looks at what is happening and somehow gets it completely wrong. #2 is a story that seems to say BHO is looking to get impeached. Our third story looks at the party of no and you may be surprised who that actually is.
1. Left Wing Media Misses what is Actually Happening
Time magazine calls 2011 the year of the protestor. Being a creature of the times, I protest.
TIME IMAGINES A GLOBAL REVOLT AGAINST CAPITALISM. THIS IS REALLY THE YEAR OF SOCIALISM’S IMPLOSION.
It took 22 years for the news to travel from Eastern Europe to the Mediterranean that Marx was a fool. The means changed from fax machines to Facebook, but the ends remained the same: toppling socialist governments. It’s true that 2011 has happened before—1989 being the most recent instance. But Santayana’s words aren’t the cliché; it’s the people who keep repeating the past who are.
It’s also true that 2011 is the year that the media redacted socialism as the object of objections. Like socialism failing, that’s happened before too.
In the aftermath of 1989, some journalists actually lamented the fall of the Iron Curtain. “This is Marlboro country, southeastern Poland, a place WHERE THE TRANSITION FROM COMMUNISM TO CAPITALISM IS MAKING MORE PEOPLE MORE MISERABLE EVERY DAY,” BERT QUINT INFAMOUSLY REPORTED for Pravda West, the CBS Evening News, in 1990. Twenty-one years later Time’s protesting “Man of the Year” article doesn’t bother mentioning the word “socialism” in connection with the socialist governments in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, and Greece that the protestors protested….
Socialism is never the governments that fail. It is always a concept that has never had a real chance since all the attempts have failed. They haven’t really been socialism. But look at it this way. If we’ve tried time and again, perhaps it isn’t possible to come up with a workable version of socialism.
2. Obama says he won't be bound by gun control ban in omnibus
The OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WON'T BE BOUND BY A GUN CONTROL BAN IN THE $1 TRILLION SPENDING BILL FOR 2012, THE PRESIDENT SAID FRIDAY.
The funding provision for the federal health agency says that "none of the funds made available in this title may be used, in whole or in part, to advocate or promote gun control." The language aims to ban taxpayer dollars from supporting gun safety research.
"I have advised the Congress that I will not construe these provisions as preventing me from fulfilling my constitutional responsibility to recommend to the Congress's consideration such measures as I shall judge necessary and expedient," Obama said in a statement as he signed the bill into law.
The president's signing statement also SAYS HE COULD END UP IGNORING A PROVISION THAT BARS TAXPAYER FUNDS FOR PAYING FOR THE "SALARIES AND EXPENSES" OF SO-CALLED WHITE HOUSE CZARS, including the director of the White House Office of Health Reform. The office was abolished earlier this year…
3. The Real Party of No
Our ancestors were bold and industrious, they built a significant part of our transportation and energy infrastructure more than half a century ago. It would be impossible to build that same infrastructure today. Could we build the Hoover Dam? WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY, OF COURSE, BUT DO WE HAVE THE WILL? IN BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE MANY INTEREST GROUPS CAN SAY NO AND NEARLY NO ONE CAN SAY YES. We are beset by a swarm of veto players. Time, however, is running out. We cannot rely on the infrastructure of our past to travel to our future.
The left likes to give the republicans the title of the party of no. But who is really made up of the no people. It's the left. The party of regulations is in effect the party of no. Want to buy 100 watt incandescent light bulb? The Democrat constituency says no. Drill for oil in ANWAR? No. Say a prayer at graduation? No. Build a new Dam? No. Build a reservoir in Colorado? No. Frack to get rich natural gas deposits in Colorado? No. Cut excessive spending in the federal budget? No. Negotiate on the Payroll Tax extension? No.