During a television talk show discussion on tea parties and talk radio, Time’s Joe Klein showcased his crack investigative prowess when reflecting upon what he wrote on a napkin.Conservative talk radio must be protected from the Obama agenda, and this exclusive Townhall cover story will help Americans understand the importance of talk radio and the threat the government poses to it.
“I did a little bit of research just before the show on this little napkin here,” Klein told host Chris Matthews and fellow panelists. “I looked up the definition of ‘sedition,’ which is conduct and language inciting rebellion against the authority of the state. And a lot of these statements, especially the ones coming from people like Glenn Beck and, to a certain extent, Sarah Palin, rub right next—right up close to being seditious.”
Fellow panelist John Heilemann of New York Magazine was quick to concur.
“You know, Joe is right, and I will name another person here, his name is Rush Limbaugh, you know, who uses this phrase, talks about the Obama administration as a ‘regime,’” Heilemann said. “That phrase which has connotations of tyranny.” ...
The use of absurd liberal demagoguery to accuse conservative talk radio of demagoguery is not new. Recall President Bill Clinton said “loud and angry voices” on talk radio who were “promoters of paranoia” were responsible for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, which was, at the time, the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil.
But the smearing of conservative talkers seems to have reached another high point in today’s efforts by Democrats and some in the media to defend President Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress and to discredit the tea party movement.
“The number of attacks on conservative talk radio has increased with the tea parties because they are accused of drumming up civil unrest,” Michael Harrison, editor of the trade journal Talkers magazine, said in an interview for this report. “To blame conservative talk radio for instigating violence is unfair and unhealthy. Demonstrations are the American way. That is politically motivated criticism. To question your government is what this country was built on.”
to to fiscal/budgetary issues"Not only are Democratic leaders hostile to the pro-life agenda, but the Democratic Party is also strewn with former pro-lifers who once gave voters every assurance of their concern for the unborn, only to place a knife i the movement's back, usually for sake of advancement within the party."
"Blue Dogs are often misleadingly referred to as fiscal conservatives. But when conservatives fret over deficits, they are usually concerned about government overspending. For Blue Dogs, the problem is that there isn't enough revenue. For most of them, higher taxes are a perfectly acceptable solution to high deficits."-- and Blue Dogs always cower to their leadership.
"Remember, every single conservative Democrat in the House voted for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker in January 2009. Considering the incredible powers that Democratic leaders apparently have over their flock and the aggressively liberal tone Pelosi has set in the last 17 legislative months, that might have been their most important vote of all."
Just last April, the Obama administration released its new nuclear strategy; inked a new strategic treaty with the Russians; and hosted a global atomic affair with nearly 50 world leaders descending upon Washington, D.C.
It has been a veritable “no-nukes-palooza” around the White House recently, but it should come as no surprise. President Obama is no Dr. Strangelove—in fact, quite the opposite, hoping against hope to eliminate nuclear weapons altogether.
Indeed, the New York Times reported last year that, as a student, Obama penned an article for his campus magazine at Columbia University in the early 1980s about his vision of a nuclear-free world.
A quarter of a century later, that vision has not changed. Unfortunately, the strategic direction Obama is sending us in—with a policy paper, an international agreement and a meeting—is seriously misguided and threatens our national security.
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