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Showing posts with label Tea Party. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tea Party. Show all posts

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Obama is no Reagan. (he is no Clinton, either)

In During Barack Obama’s first term, we had heard comparisons between him and Ronald Reagan or him and Abraham Lincoln. Now I will not touch the Abraham Lincoln comparison, but will say that there is no comparison between Obama and Reagan. Hell, there is not even any comparison between him and Bill Clinton.

 

What so I mean by that? Well, the past two major times that the economy was on the verge of a shutdown was during the Reagan years and then in 1995 when Clinton was president. Now both Reagan AND Clinton had the decency to reach across the aisle to the House Speaker (Reagan with Tip O’Neill and Clinton with Newt Gingrich) and try to avert or (in Clinton’s case) end a shutdown. In Reagan’s case, he was one who maintained a cordial relationship with O’Neill and would go out for a beer even though they were bitter enemies and possibly rip into each other over the bargaining table if we take what Chris Matthews wrote about in his book about Reagan and O’Neill. Also, I do not think we had read where Reagan or Clinton had deprived guests or veterans from going to the World War II memorial and paying homage to the greatest generation like Obama has done recently.

ShutdownNegotiationsHistoryIn fact, the picture (posted to the left) says it all. From Gerald Ford to Bill Clinton, there were 17 prior shutdowns among the five presidents and they were ALL negotiated. There were no shutdowns under George W. Bush probably because of what happened on September 11, 2001 to bring both Republicans and Democrats together. Now under Obama this is the largest shutdown and this is because both Obama and Harry Reid (Senate Democrat, aka Majority, Leader from Nevada, have shut down the Federal Government because they REFUSE to give the common people the same waivers that Obama has ALREADY given to Big Corporations, Unions, Congress, and other Democrat donors. The reason the Republicans took over the House in 2010 is because they had seen Obama ram ObamaDoesn’tCare (f/t to Herman Cain) down out throats, and when Princess Pelosi said that they “need to pass the bill to find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy,” they are looking at it now and are wanting to pull a Snagglepuss and “exit, stage left even” from being subject to ObamaDoesn’tCare.

It seems that Reid had not read ObamaDoesn’tCare nor does he care to find out what is in it, leading the charge in the Congress and in the media by calling the Tea Party anarchists, arsonists, jihadists, and suicide bombers. Well let me tell you something Mr. Reid. If supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States, as well as wanting to get back to the founding principles that made America exceptional, is what makes one a suicide bomber, well then I do not speak for my listeners or my co-host but count me in that number if ANYTHING to deprive you of that cushy Majority Leader office and position you so enjoy in the Senate. Just like Katy Abram told Arlen Specter at a town hall meeting in 2009, “you, dear sir, have awakened a sleeping giant.” Oh sure you might have maintained the majority in the Senate and your golden boy Obama has maintained the White House, but his downfall is coming. I know Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. I have lived under the administrations of Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. Barack Obama, dear sir, is NO Ronald Reagan or Bill Clinton. And the People have seen it and are rising up to try to do whatever they can to make sure Obama’s reign of errors comes to an end in a legal fashion.

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Rundown for March 30, 2013

Join Rick Bulow and Producer Justin Kendall (the one who keeps everything in perfect order at Own The Narrative) as they go through the week in news. Today they will welcome Sam Wurzelbacher (aka Joe The Plumber) to the show. Joe has started a PAC called Joe 4 America to combat Karl Rove’s American Crossroads Super PAC. Joe is also giving away an AR-15 and he will be talking about why he is doing that as well as what he has coming up in the future. All that and more including your calls and Schmuck of the Week.

Come join us today at 1:30 PM Eastern, 12:30 PM Central. I will enter the chatroom at http://www.ownthenarrative.com/live 30 minutes early for a little last minute show prep and also a meet and greet with the listeners who enter the chatroom. If you want to engage the conversation, there are three ways to do so:

  • Call 832-699-0449
  • Skype into OTNNetwork
  • If you are do not want to enter the chatroom and you are on Twitter, use the hashtags #RedRightBlue and #OTNN. I will read them on the air.

Tell your friends. Tell your enemies. Hell, tell a Liberal. This is going to be one episode that is going to be huge with Joe The Plumber as guest.

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Online Social Media Tea Party?

There is a reason I had titled this rant like I did. Back in July during the debt ceiling debacle Hugh Hewitt, a talk radio host as well as a columnist for TownHall.com, mentioned that a “Twitter Tea Party” is needed. I had tweeted a couple of things during that Tea Party, and think that another one is needed right now. Only thing is I will go one better. What we need is just as I had mentioned in the title of this blog entry, an ONLINE SOCIAL MEDIA Tea Party.

As far as I know, there are 8 forms of Social Media online right now:

  1. Facebook (http://www.facebook.com)
  2. Twitter (http://www.twitter.com)
  3. Tumblr (http://www.tumblr.com)
  4. LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com)
  5. Digg (http://www.digg.com)
  6. YouTube (http://www.youtube.com)
  7. any and all blogs
  8. any and all message boards

(NOTE: If there are any others I am forgetting, please let me know. Also, I realize I am missing sites like RedState, Tea Party Patriots, Tea Party Nation, and FreedomWorks and FreedomConnector as well, but I have included them in the final two forms.)

With sites like Facebook and Twitter, I would propose we find out the online pages of ALL of the political figures - whether they are local, state, or national – and post on their sites, telling them how you think they are doing and just let them know what you would like to see enacted on either a bill or some other pending legislation, as well as your thoughts on how they had voted on prior pieces of legislation. Also, Facebook and Twitter are good sites to post articles and other items to let people know what is happening not only in America but all around the world.

With sites like Tumblr, LinkedIn, and Digg, I would propose that we find articles and other items, like we did with Facebook and Twitter, and post them to our pages to let people know what is happening. This way we can get the word out and keep others up to date on what is happening.

In the event that the articles we had found are already posted to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, or Digg by others, we should like, share, Retweet, Digg, and/or even comment on them.

With YouTube, we have a choice of either uploading a video of our own opinions on certain events, uploading videos of rallies or speeches, or commenting on the videos which are already out there.

For the various blogs and message boards out there, we can employ the same methods we used above, especially sharing them on the other social media outlets. This way the same articles get multiple coverage.

Why do I say post the same articles on all forms of social media? The answer is real simple. You might have different friends on Facebook than you do on Twitter (for example) and as such your Twitter friends might not be aware of a certain issue if you had only posted it to Facebook. I use all of the above social media outlets and there are some friends who are one outlet but not on others. If you only post to one social media outlet and then tell your friends on another they might feel out of the loop if they had not read a certain article, blog entry, or anything else. That is why we should cover ALL of the social media outlets, regardless of what they are, and get the word out there.

If you are interested in a Social Media Tea Party, please let me know and hopefully we can try to work something out. My email and Instant Messengers are always open and available for discussion about this.