In its devotion to Islamic outreach the Obama Administration has become the first to dispatch a U.S. Attorney General to personally “salute” a Muslim group’s efforts to fulfill the “nation’s promise of equal justice and opportunity.”
Addressing a San Francisco-based organization (Muslim Advocates) that urges members not to cooperate in federal terrorism investigations, Attorney General Eric Holder said he is “grateful” to have it as a partner in promoting tolerance, ensuring public safety and protecting civil rights. Strengthening the “crucial dialogue” between Muslim and Arab-American communities and law enforcement is personally important to Holder, the president and Justice Department, the Attorney General told the group.
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Political correctness is loosely defined as “avoidance of expressions or actions that can be perceived to exclude or marginalize or insult people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against.”
In other words, millions of Americans have willingly allowed themselves to be placed in the losing position of continually being forced to prove a negative. “I’m not a racist,” “I’m not homophobic,” “I’m not a greedy capitalist”…ad nauseum.
Political correctness is a hugely successful campaign that has effectively altered traditional standards of behavior in order to advance the political agenda of mostly left-leaning groups. From gay rights, to feminism to open borders, PC rules dictate that you conform with the prevailing group-think at the risk of social ostracism.
The amazing thing about PC is that no-one has yet fought back against the complete idiocy and transparent manipulation that is its very essence.
“Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…,” but the progressives on the Federal Communications Commission think their job is to do just that – regulate the speech of individuals, and of the press. Speaking to the Columbia School of Journalism, FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, spelled out his idea for a “community values test” to be applied to media outlets with every license-renewal application.
This is not a new idea from Copps. In 2007, at a Walter Cronkite Awards dinner, he told journalists that license holders should be required to meet a laundry list of standards that the FCC dictates. What happened to the idea that in a free market, consumers set the standards? If the market does not like what the broadcaster is producing, the broadcaster will soon be out of business.
President Obama has made a fatal political mistake: He has shattered his progressive base – perhaps permanently. His liberal hour is over. This is the real meaning of the White House‘s tax deal with Republicans.
Contrary to the administration’s spin, the agreement is not a “compromise.” It is a surrender – an ideological betrayal of the Democrats’ central economic principles. For nearly 10 years, the Democratic Party has railed against the Bush tax cuts – especially, those for the “rich.” Class warfare and income redistribution have been at the heart of Obamanomics. Mr. Obama has repeatedly vowed to repeal the Bush tax rates for those making above $250,000 a year. For liberals, it has become gospel, a sacred blueprint for creating a more just, equal society.
We’re less than two weeks from Christmas, so why not toss out a holiday-wars post? This one comes from The Heidi Harris Show on Las Vegas’ KDWN, and it’s pretty amusing. Instead of entirely skewering the war on Christmas, Heidi attacks overall political correctness. I’m generally not all that concerned about the war on Christmas, mainly because Christmas is winning, but the point about tolerance for thee but not for me is evergreen, after all. Why is “tolerance” somehow limited to everything but expressions of Christian faith?
Now I get it! Clinton is the new president czar!” — Errol Phillips
I was as dumbfounded as most Americans must have been last week when the sitting President of the United States called upon one of his predecessors to help him explain one of his decisions to a formerly fawning media that doesn’t seem quite as adoring of late as it was back when that thrill ran up its collective leg two years ago.
Concerning the job he sought with barely minimal qualifications, Barack Obama apparently has concluded, in the words of Stephen Colbert during his tongue-in-cheek testimony earlier this year before a stunned congressional committee, “This is really hard!” What other explanation could there be for his complete abdication of responsibility in turning the White House press briefing over to that old professional publicity hound, Bill Clinton?