Common Sense, or Partisan Rhetoric?

The Internet and the blogosphere in America have become supercharged with political activity during the past several years, activity that has radiated a degree of heightened awareness regarding the cultural crossroads at which we find ourselves. This has all no doubt been in direct, exponential proportion to what the American people have clearly come to view as a direct attack on the very essence of the freedom that defines the history of their country. 

While it’s a fairly sound fact that conservatives in America–a group, by the way, that a recent Gallup poll once again identified as the majority in this country–have come to dominate the major social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook during this incredibly turbulent time, Liberals have also been lighting up the keyboards with powerful blogs of their own.

In this context, America’s Right has not only managed to present what I have always perceived to be thought- and discussion-provoking articles from a litany of talented writers but has also managed to make somewhat of a foray into speaking with candidates from around the country, as can be seen in our “Interviews at AR” section.  It is, for the most part, a foregone conclusion that what remains of the waning vestiges of integrity in the mainstream media is now being confronted by what might be aptly referred to as “the people’s media” or “the new media”, as American citizens are now taking it upon themselves to fulfill the role of the governmental watchdog that the Founders had envisioned for those with paper and pen and who were asking the hard questions.  It’s become all too evident that our national media no longer protects the American people from the government; it does, in fact, protect the government from the American people.

On December 30, we presented an interview with Mr. Ozzie deFaria of Weston, Florida, a man who has taken it upon himself to run against the ever omnipresent Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the current DNC chair, in Florida’s District 20.  There’s no doubt that taking on such a high-profile political figure, one with such a high degree of influence, is fraught with some landmines, not the least of which is the funding of the Democratic machine that her people can bring to bear on an opponent.  There are, however, signs that Ozzie can bring a serious legitimacy to the opportunity to represent the people of South Florida in Washington, DC.  One discussion with the man and a person comes to sense the honesty and integrity that are at the core of his personal values.

Several days ago, Mr. deFaria released a statement in response to Wasserman-Schultz’s contention that the political discourse in America has changed, apparently as a result of the influence of the Tea Party. The past several years have seen the regular, everyday people who are members of the Tea Parties around the country and/or those who have gathered in Washington to protest the sledgehammer-like policies of the current liberal administration have routinely been smeared, raked through the mud, and in some cases have even had their reputations associated to the very policies of the Democrats themselves (i.e, “Tea Party Downgrade”), etc., etc. Contrast the slanderous language of our political Left with an actual comment of a DC park ranger: “We never worry about these people”.

Sure seem like violent extremists, don’t they?

The counter to the Tea Party movement has been, of course, the “Occupy” movement, one that has had little to zero organization and has become an incubator for crime and horrific behavior. For example, one look at merely a piece of the rap sheet provides quite the picture:

  1. NY: 10/1/2011 — Police Arrest More Than 700 Protesters on Brooklyn Bridge
  2. Madison, WI: 10-27-2011 — Madison Occupiers Lose Permit Due to Public Masturbation
  3. Phoenix: 10/28/2011 — Flier at Occupy Phoenix Asks, “When Should You Shoot a Cop?”
  4. NY: 10/18/2011 — Thieves Preying on Fellow Protesters
  5. NY: 10/9/2011 — Stinking up Wall Street: Protesters Accused of Living in Filth as Shocking Pictures Show One Demonstrator Defecating on a POLICE CAR
  6. NY: 10/7/2011 — Occupiers Rush Police … More
  7. Cleveland: 10/18/2011 —  ‘Occupy Cleveland’ Protester Alleges She Was Raped
  8. NY: 10/10/2011 — ‘Increasingly Debauched’: Are Sex, Drugs & Poor Sanitation Eclipsing Occupy Wall Street?
  9. Seattle: 10/18/2011 — Man Accused of Exposing Self to Children Arrested
  10. 10/12/2011 — Iran Supports ‘Occupy Wall Street’
  11. Portland: 10/16/2011 – #OccupyPortland Protester Desecrates Memorial To U.S. War Dead
  12. Portland: 10/15/2011 — #OccupyPortland Protesters Sing “F*** The USA”
  13. Chicago: 10/17/2011 — COMMUNIST LEADER Cheered at Occupy Chicago
  14. 10/15/2011 — American Nazi Party Endorses Occupy Wall Street‘s ’Courage,‘ Tells Members to Support Protests and Fight ’Judeo-Capitalist Banksters’
  15. Boston: 10/14/2011 — Coast Guard member spit on near Occupy Boston tents
  16. Boston: 10/11/2011 — Boston Police Arrest Over 100 from Occupy Boston
  17. New York: 10/11/2011 — “You Can Have Sex with Animals.”
  18. New York: 10/15/2011 — Harassing Police with Accusations of Phony Injuries
  19. New York: 10/9/2011 –  ‘Occupy Wallstreet’ Protesters Steal from Local Businesses
  20. New York: 10/25/2011 — Three Men Threatened to Kill 24-Year-Old Occupy Wall Street Protester for Reporting Rape
  21. Baltimore:  10/18/2011 — #OccupyBaltimore Discourages Sexual Assault Victims from Contacting Police
  22. Portland: 10/27/2011 — Occupy Portland’s Attempt At Wealth Redistribution Ends In Theft
  23. Los Angeles: 10/14/2011 – Anti-Semitic Protester at Occupy Wall Street
  24. 10/27/2011 — A Death Threat From an Occupy Wall Street Protester
  25. 10/27/2011 – Anti-Semitic Tweet From Occupier or Sympathizer
  26. Boston: 10/20/2011 — Occupy Boston Doesn’t Want Police Involved in Rape
  27. New York:  10/5/2011: Anti-Semitic Occupier Screams About Jews, Israel
  28. New York: 10/4/2011 — Occupier Taunts Jewish Man
  29. Boston: 10/2011 — Occupiers Block Street
  30. New York: 10/2011 — Occupier Tries to Steal Police Officer’s Gun
  31. New York: 10/27/2011 — Occupiers Block Traffic, Get Arrested
  32. Oakland: 10/27/2011 — Occupiers Throw Garbage at Police
  33. Oakland:  10/19/2011 — Abusive #OccupyOakland Protesters Ban Media from Tent City
  34. Eugene, OR: 10/19/2011 — Occupiers Displace Farmers’ Market Threatening Hundreds of Jobs
  35. Portland, OR:  10/18/2011 — Capitalist Offering Jobs at Occupy Portland Finds Few Takers
  36. NY:  10/20/2011 — #OccupyWallStreet Threatens Businesses, Patrons
  37. NY: 10/14/2011 — Violence Breaks Out During #OccupyWallStreet March Toward Stock Exchange
  38. NY: 10/14/2011 — Protesters March On Wall Street, Scuffle With Cops
  39. Oakland: 10/19/2011 — #OccupyOakland Protesters Threaten Reporter
  40. Oakland: 10/26/2011 — Occupiers Scuffle with Police
  41. Oakland: 10/24/2011 — Protesters Storm, Vandalize, Shut Down Chase Bank
  42. Dayton, OH: 10/22/2011 — Protester: ‘F*ck The Military, F*ck Your Flag, And F*ck The Police’
  43. Chicago: 10/14/2011 –  Protesters’ Message At #OccupyChicago Rally: ‘Destroy Israel’
  44. NY: 10/23/2011 — #OccupyWallStreet Supporter Rants Against Israel, Jews
  45. NY: 10/22/2011 — #Occupy Kid: ‘Burn Wall Street, Burn!’
  46. NY: 10/21/2011 — New Yorkers Fed Up With Noisy, Defecating Protesters
  47. Oakland:  10/21/2011 — Occupy Oakland Evicted After Reports Of Crime And Intimidation
  48. Oakland: 10/19/2011 — #OccupyOakland Out of Control: Rats, Graffiti, Vandalism, Sexual Harassment, Public Sex and Urination
  49. Chicago: 10/26/2011 –  Occupiers Under Investigation by FBI for Links to Terrorism
  50. Cleveland: 10/29/2011 — Rape Reported at Occupy Cleveland
  51. Dallas: 10/24/2011 — Police Investigating Possible Sexual Assault Of Teen At Occupy Dallas
  52. Bloomington, IN: 10/26/2011 — Man Claims Occupy Bloomington Protesters Drugged, Handcuffed Him
  53. NY: 10/10/2011 — Sex, Drugs and Hiding from the Law at Wall Street Protests
  54. Glasgow: 10/26/2011 — Woman Gang-Raped
  55. Boston: 10/23/2011 — Occupy Boston Protesters Arrested For Dealing Heroin – With 6 Year-Old in Tent
  56. Portland: 10/16/2011 –  Sex Offender Registers Occupy Portland Camp as Address
  57. Denver: 10/15/2011 — Occupy Denver Demonstrator Accused of Groping TV Photographer
  58. Lawrence, KS: 10/25/2011 — Sexual Assault Reported at Occupy Camp
  59. Minneapolis, MN:  Bricks, Rocks, ‘Riot Supplies’ Discovered by Police
  60. Phoenix, AZ:  10/27/2011 — Neo-Nazis Patrol “Occupy Phoenix” With AR-15′s
  61. Chicago: 10/26/2011 — Occupy Chicago Invades City Hall
  62. 10/26/2011 — ACORN, Occupy Email Talks About Assault on Banks
  63. 10/26/2011 –  OccupyWallStreet Strategy for Reports of Violence Against Cops
  64. Chicago: 10/26/2011 — Unrepentant Domestic Terrorist Bill Ayers Wows Occupiers
  65. Chicago:  10/25/2011 — Ayers Coaches  #OccupyChicago, Callsg for School ‘Occupations’
  66. 10/26/2011/ — Occupy Protests Have Jewish Leaders Concerned
  67. Wash DC: 10/27/2011 –  OccupyDC Leftists Provoke Police – Hang Flag on Top of DC Statue
  68. Albuquerque, NM:  10/26/2011 — Occupy Squatters Riot With Police
  69. San Diego: 10/25/2011 — Flag Used as Chew Toy by Occupier’s Dog
  70. Oakland: 10/25/2011 — Occupiers Throw Bottles at Police
  71. NY: 10/27/2011 — Occupy Wall Street Protesters: Rush Limbaugh Is Bigger Threat Than Al-Qaeda
  72. 10/27/2011 — Occupy Wall Street Launching First Nationwide General Strike in America Since 1946
  73. NY: 10/28/2011 — Fox 5 News Reporter Assaulted at OWS
  74. 10/28/2001 — Total Occupy Arrests Made Thus Far: 2750
  75. Nashville: 10/28/2011 — 30 Arrests Made at Wall St. Protest
  76. NY: 10/20/2011 — Former Marine Tries to Taunt Police into Violence
  77. NY: 1023/2011 — Islamist Group Joins with Occupy Wall Street
  78. Los Angeles:  10/13/2011 — Roundup of Overt Occupy anti-Semitism
  79. NY: 10/12/2011 — There are No Anti-Semites at Occupy Wall Street. Except for This Guy
  80. Missoula, MT: 10/20/2011 — Drunk 11-Year-Old At Occupy Missoula, Adult Arrested
  81. Oakland: 10/28/2011 — Bounty Out On Police Officer?
  82. Manchester, NH: 10/28/2011 – Woman charged with pimping teen recruited at Occupy NH rally
  83. San Diego: 10/28/2011 – 40 Occupiers arrested
  84. Boston: 10/24/2011 — Occupy Boston Vandalism of Banks
  85. Boston: 10/25/2011 – Store Owner Suffers 4 Break Ins Since Occupy Boston Began
  86. Portland: 10/28/2011 — Portland Police: Buckets of Excrement Scattered Around #OccupyPortland Camp
  87. Seattle: 10/20/2011 — Two Possible Occupiers Charged With Assault
  88. Seattle: 10/18/2011 — Armed Felon Arrested at Occupy Seattle
  89. Seattle: 10/18/2011 — A Tent Fight and (At Least) One Arrest at Occupy Seattle
  90. Seattle: 10/17/2011 — Over 50 Cops Clear Westlake Occupation, Make Eight Arrests
  91. Seattle: 10/13/2011 — Cops Arrest Several Occupy Protesters
  92. Seattle: 10/13/2011 — Chanting Protesters Surround Police After Officers Arrest Two
  93. Denver: 10/29/2011 — Protesters Clash with Police at OWS Denver
  94. Austin: 10/13/2011 – Occupy Austin protesters arrested for blocking cleaning Crews
  95. Calgary, CN: 10/28/2011 — Occupiers do $40,000 in Property Damage
  96. Cincinnati, OH: 10/21/2011 — 23 Arrested, Remains of  protests fill two dumpsters
  97. Sacramento: 10/19/2011 – 9 arrested in ‘Occupy Sacramento’ protest
  98. Sacramento: 10/13/2011 – Four More Occupy Sacramento Demonstrators Arrested
  99. Austin, TX: 10/22/2011 – Man Arrested After Knife Incident at Occupy Austin Camp
  100. Nashville: 10/29/2011 — Tenn. Protesters Arrested For 2nd Straight Night
  101. Austin, TX: 10/30/2011 – Austin Police arrest 38 Occupy Austin Protesters
  102. NY: 10/30/2011 — Woman Assaulted in Her tent
  103. Orlando, FL: 10/28/2011 – Occupy Orlando, police clash over use of downtown park
  104. Orlando, FL: 10/26/2011 – 2 Occupy Orlando protesters arrested for trespass
  105. Orlando, FL: 10/22/2011 – Police arrest 19 Orlando protesters on trespass charges
  106. Asheville, NC: 10/30/2011 – Occupiers Clash with Homeless in Asheville
  107. Nationwide: 10/27/2011 — Pro-Occupy Site claims 2511 Arrests Thus Far
  108. Fort Worth, TX: 10/16/2011 — Arrests at Occupy Fort Worth Protest
  109. NY: 10/29/2011 — Three Incidents of Anti-Semitism
  110. San Francisco: 10/29/2011 — Anti-Semitic, Folsom Street Fair Types & Che Guevara Lovin
  111. Oklahoma City: 10/30/2011 — Death of Street Poet at #OccupyOKC Treated as Homicide
  112. Baltimore: 10/31/2011 — Woman Claims She was Raped at #OccupyBaltimore
  113. Boston: 10/31/2001 — Alleged Heroin Dealer Joined Occupy Movement
  114. Ottawa: 10/31/2011 — #OccupyOttawa Violent & Sexual Assaults Not Reported to Police
  115. Santa Barbara, CA: 10/5/2011 — Occupiers Defy Police
  116. Santa Barbara, CA: 10/6/2011 — 8 Occupiers Arrested
  117. Denver, CO: 10/31/2011 — Occupiers Taunt Police, Knock Motorcycle Cop to Ground
  118. Dallas, TX: 10/24/2011 — 23 Occupy Dallas Protesters Arrested After Bank Demonstration
  119. Richmond, VA: 10/31/2011 — Arrests of Occupiers in Richmond
  120. Dallas, TX: 1v1/1/2011: Man Arrested for Child Sex assault at Occupy Dallas Camp
  121. NY: 11/1/2011 — Protesters Flock to STD-Test Clinics After Occupier ‘Free Love’
  122. Iowa: 11/1/2011 — Occupiers Intend to Disrupt Iowa Caucus
  123. NY: 11/1/2011 — Occupy Wall Street Costs Main Street Workers Their Jobs
  124. San Diego: 10/29/2011 — Businesswoman Closes Shop After Threats By Occupiers
  125. Palm Desert, CA: 11/1/2011 — Occupiers Arrested
  126. Tampa, FL: 10/24/2011 — Six Occupiers Arrested
  127. Tampa, FL: 10/27/2011 – Two More Arrested In Connection to Occupy Tampa Movement
  128. Tampa, FL: 10/29/2011 – Occupy Tampa Protesters Arrested After Scuffle With Police
  129. Oakland, CA: 11/3/2011 — Rallies Turn Violent
  130. Seattle, WA: 11/2/2011 — Cops, Protesters Clash
  131. Oakland, CA: 11/3/2011 — Protests Degenerate Into Chaos
  132. Tulsa, OK: 11/2/2011 — Occupiers Clash With Police
  133. Sacramento, CA: 11/2/2011 — Occupiers Smash County Vehicle Windows
  134. Philadelphia: 11/2/2011 — Occupiers Arrested
  135. Charlottesville, VA: 11/1/2011 — Underage Drinking at Occupy Charlottesville Site
  136. Portland: 11/2/2011 — Occupier Shoves Police Officer into Moving Bus
  137. Oakland: 11/2/2011 — Malkin’s Collection of Vandalism and Menacing Signs
  138. NYC: 11/3/2011 — Occupier Busted In Tent Grope, Suspected In Rape
  139. NYC: 11/4/2011 – 16 OWS Protesters Arrested at Goldman Sachs HQ
  140. Oakland, CA: 11-3-2011 — Occupy-Friendly Business Vandalized
  141. Asheville, NC: 11/3/2011 — 24 Occupiers Arrested
  142. Raleigh, NC: 10/28/2011 – Eight at Occupy Raleigh Arrested After Standoff
  143. NYC: 11/4/2011 — Deranged Homeless Man Goes on Violent Rampage In Zuccotti Park
  144. Dallas, TX: CPS Seizes Baby From ‘Occupy Dallas’ Site
  145. Wash DC: 11/4/2011 — Occupier Uses Child as Human Shield — Video
  146. Wash DC: 11/4/2011 — Occupiers Try to Storm Americans for Prosperity Event — Video
  147. Omaha, NE: 11/3/2011 — Three Occupiers Arrested
  148. Atlanta: 11/3/2011 — Protester Turns On Fellow Protester With Knife
  149. Los Angeles: 10/28/2011 — Drug Use and Property Damage
  150. Boston, MA: 11/4/2011 — 3 Charged With Dealing Crack; Occupy Boston ‘Deteriorating’
  151. Boston, MA: 11/4/2011 — Occupiers Storm Israeli Consulate; Anti-Israel Chants — Video
  152. Vancouver, CN: 11/5/2011 – Occupy Vancouver Death Dooms Protest Camp
  153. Fort Collins, CO: 11/4/2011 — Occupier Arrested for Setting Fire to Condo Complex … $10M Damage
  154. Chula Vista, CA: 11/6/2011 — Underage Girl Missing From Occupy Protests
  155. Los Angeles, CA: 11/5/2011 – Two Assaults Raise Concerns About Crime at Occupy L.A.
  156. Dallas, TX: 11/5/2011 — Eight Arrests at Dallas Bank Protest
  157. Olympia, WA: 11/5/2011 – Two Occupy Protesters Arrested
  158. Seattle, WA: 11/3/2011 — Occupiers Cost City $426,000; Most of it Police Overtime
  159. Olympia, WA: 11/2/2011 — 3 Occupiers Arrested for Suspected of Robbing Local Wine Merchant
  160. Worcester, MA: 11/6/2011 — 25 Occupiers Arrested
  161. Milwaukee, WI: 11/2/2011 — Photojournalist, Two others Arrested at Protest … Video
  162. Milwaukee, WI: 10/20/2011 — Police Confront Occupier –Video … Arrested
  163. Wash. DC: 11/5/2011 — Rampaging Occupiers Attack 78 Year-Old Woman — Video
  164. Rochester, NY: 11/3/2011 — 161 Occupiers Arrested at Park
  165. NYC: 11/5/2011 – Police Clash With Occupiers, 20 Arrested at Courthouse Protest
  166. NYC: 11/5/2011 — Occupier Arrested for Vandalizing McDonald’s; Wanted Free Food
  167. Asheville, NC: 11/5/2011  – Four Occupiers Arrested
  168. Honolulu, HI: 11/6/2011 — Police Arrest Half-Dozen Occupiers
  169. Waikiki, HI: 11/7/2011 — Two Dozen Occupiers Arrested
  170. Portland, OR: 11/7/2011 — Occupiers Arrested for Threatening Restaurant Employees
  171. Portland, OR: 11/7/2011 — Occupier Arrested for Threatening Security Staff with Hammer
  172. Augusta, GA: 10/28/2011 — Occupier Arrested in Knife Threat
  173. Portland OR: 11/9/2011 — Police Suspect Occupiers in Molotov Cocktail Attack
  174. Sacramento, CA: 11/7/2011 — Homeless Clash With Occupy Protesters At Park
  175. New Orleans: 11/8/2011 — Man Dead for Two Days Found in Occupy Encampment
  176. San Diego: 11/7/2011 — Occupiers Splatter Vendor Food Carts with Blood, Urine
  177. Los Angeles: 11/7/2011 — Occupiers Shut Down Burger King — Video
  178. Atlanta, GA: 11/6/2011 — Occupiers Arrested After Attacking Police
  179. St. Louis, MO: 11/9/2011 — Occupiers Hack Into Mayor’s Website
  180. Oakland, CA: 11/8/2011 — “Dangerous” Occupiers Hurting Small Business Owners
  181. Vancouver, CN: 11/8/2011 — Occupiers Bite Two Police Officers
  182. Wash DC: 11/8/2011 — Occupiers Use Children to Block Traffic — Video
  183. Portland, OR: 11/9/2011 — Occupiers Threaten Citizen-Journalist – Video
  184. Wash DC: 11/8/2011 — Occupiers Use Racial Taunts Against Black Security Guard — Video
  185. Eureka, CA: 11/9/2011 — Occupier Defecates in Bank – Video
  186. Wash DC: 11/5/2011 – Occupiers Menace Children, Female Reporter – Video
  187. Portland, OR: 11/8/2011 — Occupiers Menace News Crew – Video
  188. NYC: 11/8/2011 — Occupier:   ‘I Wouldn’t Give a F**k if 9/11 Happened 911 More Times’
  189. NYC: 11/8/2011 — Small Business Owner Threatened, Terrorized By Occupiers
  190. San Francisco, CA: 11/10/2011 — Occupier Threatens Park Ranger
  191. Burlington, VT: 11/10/2011 — Veteran Shoots Self at Encampment
  192. Oakland, CA: 11/3/2011 — ‘Occupy Oakland’ Goes After Cop
  193. NYC: 11/10/2011 — EMT Assaulted at Occupy Wall Street
  194. San Diego, CA: 11/10/2011 — Occupier Attacks Woman with Camera
  195. Berekely, CA: 11/10/2011 — 39 Occupiers Arrested
  196. Westwood, CA: 11/9/2011 — 11 Occupiers Arrested for Blocking Traffic
  197. Fresno, CA: 11/9/2011 — 40 Occupiers Arrested
  198. Toledo, OH: 11/1/2011 — 2 Occupiers Arrested
  199. Houston, TX: 11/9/2011 — 10 Occupiers Arrested
  200. NYC: 11/8/2011 — Hobbyist Photographer Describes Assault in Zuccotti Park
  201. Oakland, CA: 11/10/2011: Fatal Shooting Over Drugs
  202. Oakland: CA: 11/10/2011 — Protesters Attack News Crew Covering Fatal Shooting
  203. Pasadena, CA: 11/10/2011 — Occupiers Announce Plans to Disrupt Rose Bowl Parade
  204. Tampa, FL 11/10/2011 — Three Occupiers Arrested
  205. Portland, OR: 11/10/2011 — Occupiers Billed for Police Car Vandalism
  206. Olympia, WA: 11/11/2011 — Occupiers Asked to Pack Up After Assault, Drug Arrests
  207. Denver, CO: 11/11/2011 — Occupiers Storm BlogCon11 … One Arrest
  208. Salt Lake City, UT: 11/12/2011 — Protest Shut Down After Body Discovered In Tent
  209. San Francisco: 11/8/2011 — Shoplifting, Fights On The Rise Around Encampment
  210. San Francisco: 11/10/2011 — Occupiers Accused of Ferry Building Thefts, Filth
  211. San Francisco: 11/10/2011 — Protester Busted For Gun Violation Arrested Again
  212. Mobile, AL: 11/9/2011 — 18 Occupy Protestors Arrested
  213. New Orleans: 11/11/2011 — Death at Campsite Attributed To Alcohol Abuse

Of course, from the moment Rick Santelli of CNBC gave symbolic “birth” to the Tea Party movement back in February of ’09, and as the movement very quickly became the defining political force of this generation, it became an absolute Democratic necessity to bring it down by any means possible.

For as often as the Democrats and their sycophants label and smear the movement, the more obvious it becomes that the only real reason that this is being done is that everyday, common-sense Americans – conservatives, not Republicans – are “in the way”. The DNC  -  spearheaded by Wasserman-Schultz  -  has, for the past several years now, resorted to one of the most preferred, age-old, propaganda-driven tactics of socialist governments throughout history: tell a lie big and often enough so that as many people as possible believe it. In this case, we’re specifically referring to Wasserman-Schultz’s unfathomable, reckless, inexplicable, and callous decision to re-visit the Gabby Giffords shooting in an attempt to smear the reputations of good people as deeply as possible.

You know, Gabby Giffords strikes me as a truly good person. I’ll admit that I don’t know a whole lot about her, but what I have learned as a result of her tragedy is that she seemingly does really care about people and the country. I’m sure that she and I would disagree on more than several issues, but she certainly strikes me as a woman who would want more than anything to try to work those differences out. I’m curious, therefore: is she on board with Wasserman-Schultz’s re-visiting the most horrific day in her life merely for the political gain of her party?

deFaria responded to all this by saying,”Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a two-faced Obama attack dog. She will say and do anything to reelect Barack Obama, including making bold, straight-faced lies to the American people. In the exact same sentence that she says “I hesitate to place blame…” she goes on to blame the Tea Party. The fact of the matter is Debbie Wasserman Schultz has a long record of making the most vicious, vile, and unprofessional statements about conservatives and Republicans. It’s laughable that someone with her record of insulting and degrading statements would call for civility. If she wants to rein in an era of civility, she should start the process by resigning as Obama’s top attack dog and quit her post as DNC Chair.”

Indeed, there is a veritable plethora of evidence in which Wasserman-Schultz is on record making what can only be termed “outrageous” statements, as can be seen here:

“[W]asserman Schultz … Also Expressed Approval Of A Recent NAACP Resolution Calling On Tea Party Leaders To Repudiate ‘Racist Elements’ In The Movement.”

Wassermann Schultz: “‘From my own observation, I think there are racist elements among people who affiliate with the tea party. To the degree that the Republicans have embraced wholeheartedly the tea party movement, they risk absorbing those characteristics as well,’ she said.”
                                         – Shira Toeplitz, “DNC’s Bet: Tea Party A Negative,” Politico, 7/28/10

“‘Our protest is different because I don’t see any swastikas, or any pictures of the president in black-face or burned effigies here,’ Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) said at an Anti-Allen West (R-FL) rally.”
                                                                    – Real Clear Politics, 10/25/10

So, remind me again – who is it that’s using the hateful rhetoric? And has she ever provided a shred of evidence – video clip, newspaper article, interview, etc. – in which a Tea Party member has resorted to the behavior of which she so stridently accuses them?

You know, it’s funny. About 60 years ago, a person that has gone down in history as one of the greatest political pariahs of all-time, Senator Joseph McCarthy, began a series of anti-communist hearings that took on a life of their own. A point of which many everyday people are unaware is that the Kennedy family was fairly close to McCarthy, a godfather to several of the Kennedy children. For all intents and purposes, the Kennedys and McCarthy shared a very, very, similar political outlook – if one were to read closely the words of JFK in many of his speeches and writings, the only conclusion at which a reasonably intelligent person can arrive is that if he were transplanted into today’s political arena in DC, he would be a slightly right-of-center Republican, perhaps along the lines of a Mitt Romney. The Kennedys, however, knew that McCarthy was a hatchet man and a bomb-thrower who would, in the long run, turn himself into a political jackal; ultimately, however, they also knew that he was doing the right thing. The Kennedys were smart enough to sit back and let the steamroller pave the road while they walked that road to Washington.

McCarthy was, absolutely and without question, a bombastic drunk and a blowhard; he knew, however, that something was afoot. He obviously erred in his turning legitimate concerns about subversive activity into witch hunts and managed to turn public perception against himself. My question here is simply this: in what way(s) is the reprehensible, unaccountable, and unchecked behavior of Wasserman-Schultz any different from the admittedly reprehensible behavior of Joseph McCarthy? Or is it that we’ve merely gone from communist witch hunts to conservative witch hunts?

Given that the history of far-left politics around the world is littered with the bodies of millions of corpses (see North Korea), the one big difference between what McCarthy was trying to expose and what Wasserman-Schultz is attempting to do is simply that he was right.

deFaria’s response to Wasserman-Schultz’s brazen and unsubstantiated attacks on conservatives also made note of another step that he has taken in an effort show everyone in South Florida just who it is that is representing them and their interests in Washington at a time when the unemployment rate hovers around 10% in their region. The statement reads:

deFaria has launched a website (http://www.ObamaAttackDog.com) that highlights Wasserman-Schultz’s various outrageous statements attacking conservatives. Ozzie deFaria is a first generation citizen who has lived the American Dream without one government handout. He worked his way through college and then climbed the ranks at AT&T to become an executive managing a $1.5 billion portfolio. He left AT&T to serve as the CEO and COO of other firms. Throughout his career, Ozzie helped create over 2,000 private sector jobs and added $800 million to the economy.

I obviously can’t speak for the people of South Florida, but it would seem to me that the clear, common-sense choice – Ozzie deFaria – is standing directly in front of all of you.

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  1. whats_up says:

    @ John,

    I find it amusing in a piece that talks of partisian rhetoric that you make the following statement: “While it’s a fairly sound fact that conservatives in America–a group, by the way, that a recent Gallup poll once again identified as the majority in this country…”

    The Gallop poll said no such thing, as a matter of fact it showed that 60% of this country self identifies as other than Conservative. John seriously why the need to lie?

  2. John Feeny says:

    What’s up -
    Please – stop it. You’re making yourself look foolish.

  3. whats_up says:

    @ john,

    I am not the one claiming that 40% is a majority of the people in this country.

  4. John Feeny says:

    Okay, What’s Up, I’ll play your little game -

    First, I never said that 40% is a majority; I merely reflected the facts of the Gallup poll, which says that 40% of Americans identify themselves as conservative,35% as moderate,and a SCANT 21% as liberal. By your ass-backwards, manipulative logic, therefore, I’ll counter that 75 PERCENT OF AMERICANS SEE THEMSELVES AS SOMETHING OTHER THAN LIBERAL. Of course,your next claim will be that moderates are more liberal than conservative, which is, of course,a lie, because there’s no way to prove one way or another in which direction that they lean.

    Let me say this, WU (may I call you WU?) – the way that I figure it, you’ve got to be a paid operative of some sort, moving from one conservative blog to another trying to twist and contort facts that are presented without reading entire articles. I can only assume that you don’t read the entire pieces, for two reasons: 1)you only take slices of longer discussions and try to ridicule (remember – Alinsky loved to use ridicule as a weapon)and twist the obvious points that are being made, and 2)your writing skills are seriously lacking. Proofreading is a skill that you should employ. Your use of spelling and basic punctuation strike me as having been the product of a public school education. If I’m right, that’s too bad; but, please, try to read entire pieces before trying to cross swords with people on an intellectual plane. Like I said, you’re embarrassing yourself.

    Cheers.

  5. whats_up says:

    @ John,

    Think quite highly of ourselves dont we? I simply pointed out what you stated was wrong and you couldnt handle that, seems to run in Conservative circles these days. I am sorry that you can handle the truth of matters, not my problem really. However, as long as Conservatives such as yourself continue to spout drivel, I will respond. Have a pleasant day.

  6. John Feeny says:

    Not my drivel…from a Gallup poll, big guy.

    75% OF PEOPLE IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS SOMETHING OTHER THAN LIBERAL.

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