William Garvin: Perception is Not Reality

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Contemporary mainstream media strikingly resembles a carnival Fun House where every mirror distorts every image. The model is predictable: liberals are lionized; Blacks are beatified; Caucasians are vilified; and conservatives are crucified. The incessant media drum beat around Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman epitomizes this. Unfortunately, it is also a sad commentary on “low information voters,” their lack of knowledge, and illogical conclusions.
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William L. Garvin: Wild Jokers Playing Race Cards

Wild Jokers

First the police in Sanford investigated the shooting and declined to make an arrest. Then the local district attorney declined to prosecute based on the evidence. Then the leviathan of government oppression arose. First, President Obama, who infamously noted the Cambridge cops “acted stupidly” when he admitted he didn’t know the facts, opined that if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin. From that point forward, George Zimmerman was dealt joker after joker after joker and they were all playing the race card.
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Adrienne Ross Video: Speech to Cape County GOP Women’s Club

I started a new category called “Conservative Activism” in which I’ll highlight what other people like you and I are doing in the name of conservatism.

Adrienne Ross

Adrienne is a fellow contributor to the Conservatives4Palin website and I’ve interviewed her several times on the Roderic Deane Show. I thought you’d enjoy watching this speech. It clocks in at around 45 minutes, but then again, Adrienne has never failed to engage her listeners (and mine)!

Secure the Damn Border!

Here is the monologue from today’s Roderic Deane Show. You can listen to the whole show HERE or click on the link and listen from the sidebar. (Note: I accidentally referred to Kelly Ayotte as being from Maine in my monologue. She is actually from New Hampshire. The advance notes below have been changed to reflect the correction.)

Border security

I titled this show “Secure the Damn Border”, but I could have said it a number of different way. How about “Secure the Border, Dammit!” No matter how we might want to put it, the sad reality is that Congress doesn’t seem to hear us.

There has been plenty of blame to throw around too, but the saga isn’t over. For now, there are two people in the Senate that I never thought would have abandoned their campaign promises. Marco Rubio of Florida and Kelly Ayotte of Maine New Hampshire were both able to secure their Senate elections by the help of the Tea Party and other constitutional conservatives. So much for standing on principle. They both voted for the Senate immigration bill, in direct conflict of their campaign promises. The Senate bill does nothing to guarantee that border security happens BEFORE any talk of a path to citizenship for illegal aliens.
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Sarah Palin Rips the GOP!

From her Facebook page today:

Please take a look at the article linked below to understand how the amnesty bill the Senate passed yesterday is a sad betrayal of working class Americans of every ethnicity who will see their wages lowered and their upward mobility lowered too. And yet we still do not have a secured border. This Senate-approved amnesty bill rewards lawbreakers and won’t solve any problems – as the CBO report notes that millions of more illegal immigrants will continue to flood the U.S. in coming years.

Great job, GOP establishment. You’ve just abandoned the Reagan Democrats with this amnesty bill, and we needed them to “enlarge that tent” of which you so often speak. It’s depressing to consider that the House of Representatives is threatening to pass some version of this nonsensical bill in the coming weeks.

Once again, I’ll point out the obvious to you: it was the loss of working class voters in swing states that cost us the 2012 election, not the Hispanic vote. Legal immigrants respect the rule of law and can see how self-centered a politician must be to fill this amnesty bill with favors, earmarks, and crony capitalists’ pork, and call it good. You disrespect Hispanics with your assumption that they desire ignoring the rule of law.

Folks like me are barely hanging on to our enlistment papers in any political party – and it’s precisely because flip-flopping political actions like amnesty force us to ask how much more bull from both the elephants in the Republican Party and the jackasses in the Democrat Party we have to swallow before these political machines totally abandon the average commonsense hardworking American. Now we turn to watch the House. If they bless this new “bi-partisan” hyper-partisan devastating plan for amnesty, we’ll know that both private political parties have finally turned their backs on us. It will then be time to show our parties’ hierarchies what we think of being members of either one of these out-of-touch, arrogant, and dysfunctional political machines.

- Sarah Palin

Here is the article referenced above:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/25/Palin-Defend-American-Workers

Sarah, I couldn’t agree with you more. In addition, I also agree with the following sentiment, per Twitter:

SP calls out Rubio