And always a good discussion at Hot Air, allahpundit writes:
A dynamite little piece of expressionism from Haley Barbour and the Republican Governors Association, aimed at synthesizing the mood of angry grassroots would-be donors. The message is familiar, but between the HD, the F/X, and the editing, the production values are light years ahead of the usual DNC/RNC crap. If they’re looking to get attention, this’ll help.
The part where (John)Ziegler thinks Obama channeled Cheney comes immediately afterward, where Obama states explicitly that we are a nation at war, not a nation facing a crime wave. Perhaps now he will approach terrorists as unlawful combatants rather than criminals captured on the streets.
As the horrific details of the Fort Hood shootings were unfolding on t.v. yesterday, Shep Smith of Fox News throws it to the President’s live comments addressing the situation. Americans, looking for the reassurance we were not under attack, thinking this could be a successful Fort Dix Terror Plot? Nope. Obama begins with 2 minutes of oddball shout-outs to a few people in the audience of the gig he was attending. Feel the disconnect…
THE PRESIDENT: Please, everybody have a seat. Let me first of all just thank Ken and the entire Department of the Interior staff for organizing just an extraordinary conference. I want to thank my Cabinet members and senior administration officials who participated today. I hear that Dr. Joe Medicine Crow was around, and so I want to give a shout-out to that Congressional Medal of Honor* winner. It’s good to see you. (Applause.)
My understanding is, is that you had an extremely productive conference. I want to thank all of you for coming and for your efforts, and I want to give you my solemn guarantee that this is not the end of a process but a beginning of a process, and that we are going to follow up. (Applause.) We are going to follow up. Every single member of my team understands that this is a top priority for us. I want you to know that, as I said this morning, this is not something that we just give lip service to. And we are going to keep on working with you to make sure that the first Americans get the best possible chances in life in a way that’s consistent with your extraordinary traditions and culture and values.
Now, I have to say, though, that beyond that, I plan to make some broader remarks about the challenges that lay ahead for Native Americans, as well as collaboration with our administration, but as some of you might have heard, there has been a tragic shooting at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.
There. Feel better? Reassured? While he eventually addressed Fort Hood, literally reading his “heartfelt compassion” from note cards as though he had no heart, we need to remind our President he is the glue that holds our country together and start behaving like it. Stop campaigning and start leading!
A publishing industry source told POLITICO that they “cannot remember a non-fiction book taking off like this in the pre-order market. It became number one only a couple of hours after nothing more than a date announcement. It is truly unprecedented.”
Much of the 400-page book is based on journals Palin kept during her vice-presidential run.
….or could look to the Democrats for inspiration ? Nah.
Shortly after I got home today, I dropped in on my friends at Stealth Fusion to leave a short trip report:
My thoughts….it wasn’t the numbers as much as who these people were and why they were there. I did the 2005 DC (very angry and Bush hating) war protest, and all together a different crowd. Oh, I never saw many minorities at that either, despite how the msm and lefty blogs paint those racist right wing extremists
The 9-12 crowd were so much more fun, energetic and just love this country so damn much. Especially at the Hyatt Regency bar *hic* with a group from Texas and a group from Long Island, it was more like a family reunion with the whole country!
The most important question, where are you from? Then you hug, then you thank each other for being there. You just felt the heart and soul of America, a very bonding experience.
I met people who were on buses for 16 hours, marched, then got back on those busses. They would do it again! And bringing more friends next time!
Favorite chant had to be “Oh-bama, Oh-bama, Hey, Hey, You Lie”
Also, “We own the Dome, we’re here to collect the rent” and “Can you hear us now”
National Park Service suggests this is the largest gathering ever for D.C….and the nicest, best behaved
I only saw two counter-protestors, matching young men on bikes wearing helmets and navy blue outfits with Obama-Biden Riders over the Obama symbol on their chest. I walked over to them with my little Culpepper flag and said “hi, good to see you here, I’m a Democrat too”, then I waved off They looked like Hitler Youth, but I was nice and held the thought.
I heard there was a team from ACORN heckling the crowd, but didn’t see them. I would have asked them if I could buy a house to start a “puppy mill”
I heard there were hundreds of solidarity protests around the country too? I’m off to find them, as a I know it’s well over 2 million if you count them.
And no, I’m not a Republican freeping right-wing nutjob extremist for having participated, or a DINO….. I’m an American
So much too share, so little in the (no surprise) MSM. Here’s the cook’s tour:
I think this gathering should be appreciated as the extremely important historical event that it is. This is the first great conservative anti-statist manifestation in American history. The conservative movement, which developed in the post-WWII, Cold War environment has now fully matured into the most significant political movement of the 21st century. I believe that this day could be referred to in the not too distant future as the day that changed America. This was the day the great silent conservative majority finally found its voice.
There were notable differences though, in the behavior of these attendees. Although the legend of Woodstock is that there was a friendly atmosphere of camaraderie, the truth is that most people were there for the drugs, sex and rock and roll. Today in D.C. there was a true kinship amongst these people based on shared values and intellectual understanding of what America is and how its future is imperiled by big radical government.
Had enough? Then come up to speed by visiting this Stealth Fusion link which provides Glenn Beck’s show videos from last week and a transcript of all the questions he wants you to ask your representatives.
Allahpundit of Hot Air asks if “you’re in or out?” and muses if Beck could be tapping a possible third party leader……hmmmmmm?