Rah-Rah-Raaaaacism!

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews had some commentary on the State of the Union Address last night:

He is post-racial by all appearances. You know, I forgot he was black tonight for an hour. You know, he’s gone a long way to become a leader of this country and passed so much history in just a year or two.

Like being black is something to be forgotten?  I don’t forget that President Obama is black. I just don’t care.

The Smart Girl Report – Episode 0015

High schools, sexual bending, and what’s wrong with parents today, plus current events with contributor Brittany Cohan.  Also, cocktail time with Mike G.

Who’s the Hero? The Football Player or his Mom?

Both.

Tim Tebow is a Heisman trophy-winning quarterback for the University of Florida.  As a home-schooled kid from a Christian family, he shatters the stereotype that kids taught by their parents at the kitchen table grow up to be abnormal, socially stunted adults.  Arguably the best college football player in the country, Tebow remains centered in his faith and family.

Pam Tebow was serving as a missionary in an orphanage in the Philippines with her husband Bob and Tim’s older siblings when she was pregnant with Tim.  She suffered from a parasitic infection, and doctors predicted a still birth and advised Pam to abort the baby for her own health.  She refused, and gave birth to a healthy, full term baby boy.

Focus on the Family has sponsored a 30 second add to appear during Superbowl XLIV, which features the Tebows and include some sort of “choose life” message.  And you know how pro-women groups feel about people choosing life.  They really can’t stand it, can they?  It’s interesting to me that they get so angry about it.  I mean, if there’s nothing wrong with abortion, why do they get so upset about women choosing not to do it?

The Women’s Media Center and the National Organization for Women are going absolutely bonkers, accusing Focus on the Family of being “extremely intolerant and divisive and pushing an un-American agenda,” and pushing an “anti-abortion vitriol has resulted in escalated violence against reproductive health providers and their patients.”  Whoa, that’s harsh.

So what does Tim Tebow have to say about the ad and about his mother’s decision to choose life?

“I know some people won’t agree with it, but I think they can at least respect that I stand up for what I believe…[T]hat’s the reason I’m here, because my mom was a very courageous woman. So any way that I could help, I would do it.”

Bravo to the Tebow family for standing firm in their beliefs in the face of tough opposition.  I applaud you for not being afraid to exercise your 1st amendment right to free speech.  Even if that speech is difficult for some people to hear.  And to those that would deny the Tebows, Focus on the Family, and CBS the 30 second advertisement, I have two words for you: mute button.

Teleprompter: Obama’s BFF

A few days ago, President Obama spoke with about 30 sixth graders to talk about his new Race to the Top program.  Basically, it’s a race to spend as much tax-payer money as possible on education for the children.   Barack Obama is so fantastically competent at managing schools, I’m sure he knows exactly what he’s doing.  I mean, look at what he and Bill Ayers accomplished in Chicago!  Wait, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge was an abysmal failure?  Huh…

Anyway, I got sidetracked for a moment there.  My reason for mentioning the President speaking to sixth graders was not to talk about education, but to point out that President I-can’t-speak-without-my-bff-teleprompter-present brought his bff the teleprompter to address the 12 year olds.  Seriously.

As if trying to prove that he really has no clue what he’s talking about unless he’s reading off a screen, President Obama brought along his bff this morning to address a dozen or so people boardroom style.

I wonder if he uses Tele when he whispers sweet nothings to Michelle…

Update:

According to this article, Obama did not use the telepromter to address sixth graders.  He used it to address news photographers that were sitting in the child-sized chairs.  ”You guys look really cute in those chairs,” the President quipped.  Personally, I think it says something about his overuse of the thing that no one was really shocked by news that he had used it to speak to 12 year olds.

Another Step in the RIGHT Direction

Today the Supreme Court knocked out significant campaign finance laws, all of which had been unconstitutionally enacted in the name of “fairness.”  The 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (McCain-Feingold) attempted to restrict electioneering by wealthy corporations and labor unions by barring them from using general treasury funds to pay for advertisements or other broadcasts that mention a political candidate.  Just a little bit of unconstitutional censorship, that’s all.

In a 5-4 vote, the Court lifted those restrictions.  Which means that companies will be able to run ads for candidates they like.  You know what kinds of candidates companies like?  The ones that make it easier for them to actually run their businesses, instead of trying to bankrupt them with mandated health care requirements and cap and trade.  If they can successful run a company, they can expand operations… and create jobs!  Remember, it’s better to have a job and no health care than no job and no health care.

From the White House, President Obama called the ruling a “major victory for big oil, Wall Street banks, health insurance companies and other powerful interests that marshal their power every day in Washington to drown out the voices of everyday Americans.”

This from Mr. Closed Door himself. Obama doesn’t care about everyday Americans.  We’re all just serfs to him, here only to fund his playground of policies and bailouts.  Well we’re done Mr. President.  We’re picking up our toys, packing up our trucks, and going home to the Constitution. Don’t let the sand hit you in the teeth.

The Smart Girl Report – Episode 0014

Discussions about Scott Brown’s MA Senate win with Leon Wolf and Dan Riehl.

Sigh of Happiness & Relief

BOSTON – In an epic upset in liberal Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown rode a wave of voter anger to win the U.S. Senate seat held by the late Edward M. Kennedy for nearly half a century, leavingPresident Barack Obama’s health care overhaul in doubt and marring the end of his first year in office.

My Eyes are Glued on Massachusetts

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been watching in awe as Scott Brown has exploded onto the national scene.  To think it was just over a month ago that I first learned his name, scoffing at the irrelevance of it.  Why even have a special election for the Senate seat left vacant by Ted Kennedy’s death?  Seriously people, it’s Massachusetts.  Just give the thing to Democrat Martha Coakley.  But niceties (not to mention policies) must be observed, and if Scott Brown thought he had a shot at winning the thing, well more power to him.

The man hit the ground running.  He campaigned all over the state in his pick-up truck, winning over the electorate with his common sense approach to government and politics.  He took advantage of new media, establishing an online presence through sites like Facebook and Twitter.  He raised funds from all over the country using the slogan 41st Vote (He would break the Democrat 60-seat super majority in the Senate if elected).

Meanwhile, Coakley went on vacation.  And members of her staff pushed reporters down instead of answering questions.  And we’ve been learning all sorts of crazy things about her record as an Attorny in Massachusetts (which she can’t even spell, by the way). Things like releasing a man without bail after he raped his 22 month old toddler with a curling iron.  Or plea bargaining with a pedophile priest, allowing him to molest again.  You know, silly stuff like that.

Even with her soft spot for disgusting vile men who like to violate and irreparably harm children, there’s still a shot that she’ll get elected for her position on the health care bill currently making its rounds in Congress.  She says she’ll vote for it.  Scott Brown says he won’t vote for it.

Ms. Coakley failed to realize that her advantage might just be her downfall.  Massachusetts already has government health care.  And it’s not working.  And the voters know it.

So go forth, Massachusetts!  Go forth and vote for the man that will kill the health care bill that will do nothing but hurt our country’s prosperity!  We’re counting on you.

The Smart Girl Report – Episode 0013

On this episode:
A chat with Lisa de Pasquale, the director of CPAC
Report contributor Brittany Cohan and I discuss Scott Brown’s Senate race in Massachusetts
Mike G joins me for Cocktail Time!

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The Smart Girl Report – Episode 0012