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share save 120 16 Pat Buchanan Blacklisted Off MSNBC
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The Pat Buchanan book which precipitated Buchanan’s boot from MSNBC

Pat will be better off at a newly renovated CNN or over at Fox News (they really need some new blood).

My days as a political analyst at MSNBC have come to an end.

After 10 enjoyable years, I am departing, after an incessant clamor from the left that to permit me continued access to the microphones of MSNBC would be an outrage against decency, and dangerous.

The calls for my firing began almost immediately with the Oct. 18 publication of “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?”

A group called Color of Change, whose mission statement says that it “exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice,” claimed that my book espouses a “white supremacist ideology.” Color of Change took particular umbrage at the title of Chapter 4, “The End of White America.”

Media Matters parroted the party line: He has blasphemed!

A Human Rights Campaign that bills itself as America’s leading voice for lesbians, bisexuals, gays and transgendered people said that Buchanan’s “extremist ideas are incredibly harmful to millions of LBGT people around the world.”

Their rage was triggered by a remark to NPR’s Diane Rehm — that I believe homosexual acts to be “unnatural and immoral.”

On Nov. 2, Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League, who has sought to have me censored for 22 years, piled on.

“Buchanan has shown himself, time and again, to be a racist and an anti-Semite,” said Foxman. Buchanan “bemoans the destruction of white Christian America” and says America’s shrinking Jewish population is due to the “collective decision of Jews themselves.”

Well, yes, I do bemoan what Newsweek’s 2009 cover called “The Decline and Fall of Christian America” and editor Jon Meacham described as “The End of Christian America.” After all, I am a Christian.

And what else explains the shrinkage of the U.S. Jewish population by 6 percent in the 1990s and its projected decline by another 50 percent by 2050, if not the “collective decision of Jews themselves”?

Let error be tolerated, said Thomas Jefferson, “so long as reason is left free to combat it.” What Foxman and ADL are about in demanding that my voice be silenced is, in the Jeffersonian sense, intrinsically un-American.

Consider what it is these people are saying.

They are saying that a respected publisher, St. Martin’s, colluded with me to produce a racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic book, and CNN, Fox News, C-SPAN, Fox Business News and the 150 radio shows on which I appeared failed to detect its evil and helped to promote a moral atrocity.

Well, this is B.S. but hopefully Pat will get a generous settlement and a new GIG soon. MSNBC and NBC News are insufferable LEFT-WING zealots.

Pat should come back with Micheal Kinsley and redo their Cross-fire Show of the 1980’s and early 1990’s.

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share save 120 16 President 2012 Video: Rick Santorum Mega Donor Foster Freiss and Aspirin Between Your Knees

Well, I already said that Rick Santorum was way out of the mainstream with his own views on contraception.

His mega-donor Sugar Daddy, Foster Friess confirms it.

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s big mega-donor kicked up a controversy over the issue of contraception today when he urged a return to the good old days when gals had a simple solution for it: aspirin between the knees.

We’re not kidding.

Wealthy entreprenuer Foster Freiss, who’s backed Santorum’s Super-PAC, made the statements to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell today, after being asked if his candidate has expressed some extremist views on contraception.

He appeared to express wonder that women even have to worry about the issue of paying for contraception these days, Politico reports. “On this contraceptive thing, my Gosh it’s such [sic] inexpensive,” he added. “You know, back in my days, they used Bayer aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees, and it wasn’t that costly.”

Good grief….this entire discussion is killing the GOP.

Mr. Freiss should get back in his time machine and disappear – as should Rick Santorum.

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share save 120 16 President 2012 GOP Poll Watch: Santorum Takes the Lead in Gallup Tracking Poll
Presidential tracking poll President 2012 GOP Poll Watch: Santorum Takes the Lead in Gallup Tracking Poll

According to the latest Gallup Presidential tracking poll.

Note, that Mitt Romny has pulled even with President Obama in the general election poll.

This polling is within the margin of error, but as the Weekly Standard points out, Rick Santorum has come up a long way.

Rick Santorum, who trailed Mitt Romney by 20 points eight days ago, has now taken the lead in Gallup’s national polling.  In the Gallup poll released on February 8, Romney led Santorum by the tally of 37 to 17 percent. In the current Gallup poll, Santorum has moved into the lead — 32 to 31 percent.

While I do not think Rick Santorum is electable in a general election against President Obama, this result pretty much shows the GOP voters disgust with Mitt Romney.

Super Tuesday will tell the story and my bet now is that the nominee choice will come down to the convention in Florida this summer.

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share save 120 16 CA 26 Video: Will the Bad News Bears Propel David Pollock to Congress?

David Pollock for Congress

With the withdrawal of Ventura County Supervisor Steve Bennett from the race, Moorpark City Councilman Pollock is one of the few Democrats left in this race.

But, it has been rumored that Democrat Assemblywoman Julia Brownley, who lives in Santa Monica, but represents Oxnard and Port Hueneme in the California Assembly is looking at the race.

So, who is left in the CA-26 race (filing opened Monday, February 13 and will close on March 9).

  • Republican California State Senator Tony Strickland
  • Independent/Republican Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks
  • Democrat Moorpark Councilman David Pollock
  • Democrat Oxnard Harbor Commissioner Jess Herrera
  • Democrat Westlake Village businessman David Cruz Thayne
  • Libertarian/Republican Akiva Werbalowsky

David Pollock will have his hands full with this field and Linda Parks is already chortling on Facebook that she will beat Tony Strickland when she gets into the top two at the June primary election.

However, although Linda Parks is well known in Thousand Oaks, unless she re-registers as a Democrat, Pollock or the others will likely win Democratic Party voters – whereas Tony Strickland will win the Republican vote.

Pollock has a huge Democratic Party mountain to climb, especially if Julia Brownley or Rep. Brad Sherman should decide to enter this race.

Stay tuned….

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share save 120 16 The Morning Flap: February 16, 2012

Romney and Santorum1 The Morning Flap: February 16, 2012

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney

These are my links for February 15th through February 16th:

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